[7Floyd-Aftermath]

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Hurricane Floyd is gone, but the storm's impact will be felt a little longer.
In Central and Southwest Virginia
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the storm has caused delays and cancellations for folks traveling on Greyhound.
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((ETHEL GODDARD/GREYHOUND PASSENGER: THERE WAS A LOT OF US IT SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN LIKE THAT I DON'T THINK. WE HAD PEOPLE TELLING US YOU MIGHT AS WELL GO BACK UP NORTH CAUSE YOU'LL NEVER GET OUT OF RICHMOND))
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Greyhound officials are hoping to get buses back on their routes this morning.
Those include buses heading into Eastern North Carolina, those running between Richmond and Norfolk on I-64, and also those on Interstate 95.
Airport officials says people flying this morning may experience some delays if they're headed to the Northeast.

Last night several flights to the Washington were canceled.
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[TAKE WEBWATCH FULL SCREEN]
You can get updated flight information from the Roanoke Regional airport's homepage.
There's a link to it in the Webwatch section of our homepage-- WDBJ-7-dot-com.
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[7E-Gilmore-Storm]


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Federal personnel and funds are on the way to Eastern Virginia.
President Clinton issued an emergency declaration yesterday for 19 cities and counties.
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As Floyd continued its march to the north, Governor Gilmore toured the state's emergency operations center in the Richmond suburbs.
While the storm could have been worse, Gilmore says he isn't downplaying the damage.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE'VE HAD PEOPLE STRANDED. WE HAVE PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER, WHICH I THINK IS VERY INCONVENIENT. WE'VE HAD PEOPLE WITHOUT WATER WHICH I THINK IS MOST TOTALLY INCONVENIENT AND REQUIRES THE EVACUATION OF A PERSON'S HOME OR LIVING QUARTERS UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES, SO I DON'T MINIMIZE ANY OF THAT.))
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Floyd set ships adrift in Hampton Roads, interrupted power to thousands, and left many in eastern Virginia without drinking water.

[7E-Halifax-Death]


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Just as Southside was breathing a sigh of relief at escaping the worst of Hurricane Floyd... a Halifax County woman died because of it.
22-year-old Bobbie Wade Jackson was inside her mobile home yesterday afternoon when a large tree crashed into the home and killed her.
She was holding her two-week old baby boy at the time. The baby was not badly hurt.
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((DAN SLEEPER/HALIFAX CO. EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR: IT WAS QUITE A TRAGEDY, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT WAS SUCH A NICE SUNNY TIME, IT WASN'T IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORM, BUT IT WAS JUST WINDY, THE AFTERMATH.))
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It happened at around 4:30 yesterday afternoon.
Emergency officials say they believe the tree was blown over by a strong gust of wind from the hurricane.
3 other Virginians died because of Floyd. All three of those deaths involved car accidents due to rain or wind.
They occurred in Hanover, Accomack (AK-uh-mack), and Fairfax Counties.

[7Norfolk-Southern]


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Norfolk Southern wants the right to blow it's own horn.
The company has sued to overturn an ordinance passed by the Marion Town Council prohibiting the blowing of train whistles during the night. The local ordinance was passed five months ago following complaints by residents that their sleep was being disturbed. It allows an exception for emergencies. Mayor Marshall Guy said there's no reason for trains to blow their whistles at the town's five railroad crossings at four o'clock in the morning. The railroad's lawsuit was filed this week in federal court in Roanoke. It contends that the restriction is illegal under the Federal Railroad Safety Act.

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Taking a look now at your friday forecast...it'll be sunny and breezy with winds out of the northwest. Temperatures will be in the low-to-mid 70's. Tonight it will be clear and chilly with light winds. temperatures will dip in to the low-to-mid 40's.



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[45Floyd-Aftermath]


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All along the East Coast, people are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd.
In Virginia, The Army Corps of Engineers is delivering 100-thousand gallons of water today to areas where a flooded pumping station has failed.
Meantime, in Central and Southwest Virginia.
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Floyd has caused delays and cancellations for folks traveling on Greyhound.
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((ETHEL GODDARD/GREYHOUND PASSENGER: THERE WAS A LOT OF US IT SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN LIKE THAT I DON'T THINK. WE HAD PEOPLE TELLING US YOU MIGHT AS WELL GO BACK UP NORTH CAUSE YOU'LL NEVER GET OUT OF RICHMOND))
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Greyhound officials are hoping to get buses back on the routes this morning.
Those include buses heading into Eastern North Carolina, those running between Richmond and Norfolk on I-64, and also those on Interstate 95.
Airport officials says people flying this morning may experience some delays if they're headed to the Northeast.

(XXXXXXXX) [TAKE WEBWATCH FULL SCREEN]
You can get updated flight information from the Roanoke Regional airport's homepage.
There's a link to it in the Webwatch section of our homepage-- WDBJ-7-dot-com.
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[45E-Gilmore-Storm]


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The storm is expected to die out over Nova Scotia later today.
Meantime, President Clinton has issued an emergency declaration 19 Virginia cities and counties.
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Yesterday Governor Gilmore toured the state's emergency operations center in the Richmond suburbs.
While the storm could have been worse, Gilmore says he isn't downplaying the damage.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE'VE HAD PEOPLE STRANDED. WE HAVE PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER, WHICH I THINK IS VERY INCONVENIENT. WE'VE HAD PEOPLE WITHOUT WATER WHICH I THINK IS MOST TOTALLY INCONVENIENT AND REQUIRES THE EVACUATION OF A PERSON'S HOME OR LIVING QUARTERS UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES, SO I DON'T MINIMIZE ANY OF THAT.))
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Floyd set ships adrift in Hampton Roads, interrupted power to thousands, and left many in eastern Virginia without drinking water.

[45E-Mueller-Execution]


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Convicted child killer Everett Lee Mueller has been executed.
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Mueller had no final statement last night before being put to death by injection for the 1990 rape and murder of ten year old Charity Powers.
Mueller is the 11-th inmate executed in the state this year.
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[45E-Rubatex]


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The strike continues at Bedford's Rubatex plant, with no talks in sight.
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According to plant officials the local 240 steelworkers union has not come back to the bargaining table.
Since Monday strikers have carried signs claiming unfair labor practices but plant officials are wondering why nothing has been filed in Richmond.
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((JIM LAURIN/CHIEF NEGOTIATOR: WE HAVE NO UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES THAT WE KNOW OF THAT HAVE BEEN FILED. THERE ARE SOME SIGNS OUT HERE THAT SAY UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES BUT THERE HAVE BEEN NONE FILED IN RICHMOND.))
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Rubatex has brought in additional workers from out of state to keep business running as usual at the plant.
Rubatex is Bedford City's largest employer.
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[45B'Burg-Stabbings]


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Three 19-year olds were stabbed in an early morning fight in Blacksburg.
Police were called to building 16-04 of the College Park Apartments just after midnight to find Virginia Tech student Joseph Edward Kim with stab wounds to his side, neck and arm.
During police interviews, two more victims went to Columbia-Montgomery Regional Hospital. They're identified as Winsen Peele, another Virginia Tech student, and David Casey Miller of Sterling.
Police say the stabbings happened during a fight involving five to ten people in front of building 16-08.
No arrests have been made.

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Much calmer weather ahead for us today...
The forecast looks sunny, still a little breezy with afternoon highs in the lower 70s.
Clear and chilly tonight with light winds and lows falling into the 40s.
The five day outlook is sunny through the weekend, with scattered showers possible by Tuesday.
Highs in the 70s...lows in the 50s.



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[8Floyd-Aftermath]


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Hurricane Floyd is gone, but the storm's impact will be felt a while longer.
A section of Interstate 64 in Newport News remains closed, as are other roads in southeast Virginia
And in Central and Southwest Virginia
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Floyd has caused delays and cancellations for folks traveling on Greyhound.
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[SOT 00:23:38]
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((ETHEL GODDARD/GREYHOUND PASSENGER: THERE WAS A LOT OF US IT SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN LIKE THAT I DON'T THINK. WE HAD PEOPLE TELLING US YOU MIGHT AS WELL GO BACK UP NORTH CAUSE YOU'LL NEVER GET OUT OF RICHMOND))
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Greyhound officials are hoping to get buses back on the road this morning.
Those include buses heading into Eastern North Carolina, those running between Richmond and Norfolk on I-64, and also those on Interstate 95.
Airport officials says people flying this morning may experience some delays if they're headed to the Northeast.
(XXXXXXXX) [TAKE WEBWATCH FULL SCREEN]
You can get updated flight information from the Roanoke Regional airport's homepage.
There's a link to it in the Webwatch section of our homepage-- WDBJ-7-dot-com.
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[8E-Gilmore-Storm]


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Four deaths in the state are blamed on Floyd.
And this morning, thousands are still without power, and some don't have water.
The storm dumped as much as 17 inches of rain on coastal Virginia.
But Federal personnel and funds will help with the cleanup.
Yesterday President Clinton issued an emergency declaration for 19 .
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state cities and counties.
And Governor Gilmore toured the state's emergency operations center in the Richmond suburbs.
While the storm could have been worse, Gilmore says he isn't downplaying the damage.
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[IN Q=We've had people stranded]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE'VE HAD PEOPLE STRANDED. WE HAVE PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER, WHICH I THINK IS VERY INCONVENIENT. WE'VE HAD PEOPLE WITHOUT WATER WHICH I THINK IS MOST TOTALLY INCONVENIENT AND REQUIRES THE EVACUATION OF A PERSON'S HOME OR LIVING QUARTERS UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES, SO I DON'T MINIMIZE ANY OF THAT.))
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Today the Army Corps of Engineers will deliver 100-thousand gallons of water today to areas where a flooded pumping station has failed.

[8E-Mason-Dixon]


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Many Virginians are throwing their support for Republicans George Allen and George W. Bush.
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The Texas Governor has picked up three percentage points in the Presidential race among Virginia voters.
Since the last poll in June, Bush took two points from Vice President Al Gore, and picked up one from the "undecided" column.
In the Senate race, Chuck Robb's 38-percent backing has remained constant all year.
The poll indicates undecided voters are coming over to the Allen camp, with the former governor now enjoying support from a MAJORITY of those polled.
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[8E-Mustang]


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Pen pals nationwide are set to give a Boones Mill man a stamp of approval.
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Chris Williams restores Mustangs for a living.
Now a 64 and a half Mustang convertible he fixed up for his brother is on a U-S postage stamp, part of a special 1960's set to be released today.
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((I DON'T KNOW BUT I'M PRETTY PROUD. YOU ALWAYS WANT YOUR LINK WITH THE FUTURE BUT I DON'T KNOW. WE FEEL PRETTY HONORED TO HAVE THAT CAR ON A STAMP. IT'S PRETTY UNUSUAL.))
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Williams says Mustangs were special for their sporty styling, economic value and long list of options.
His customers hail from Guam to Jordan.
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[85-Rhino]


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The missing baby rhino statue from Route 460 in Bedford County reappeared Tuesday after being gone for almost ten months.
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But after the owner of the property took a good look at it he discovered it wasn't the original.
The disappearance of the statue was as bizarre as the reappearance when the alleged thief called the property owner.
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((SGT. TIMOTHY HAYDEN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: HE SAID IF HE WANTED TO SEE HIS BABY RHINO AGAIN HE COULD DIG A FOUR INCH DEEP HOLE AND FILL IT FULL OF QUICK CRETE, IT WILL SHOW UP IN 24 HOURS.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Timothy Hayden/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
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Investigators say they believe they know who the alleged thief is.
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[8WEATHER]


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Before we finish this morning's updates, here's one more look at the forecast...
Sunny and a bit breezy, with highs of 70 to 75.
Clear and chilly tonight with light winds and lows of 40 to 45.
The sunny weather continues through the weekend, but showers are likely again by Tuesday.
Highs in the 70s...lows in the 50s.



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