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Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
More flooding, power outages and at least 13 deaths are reported as Tropical Storm Floyd races through New England.
The former hurricane has left record flooding in its path from North Carolina to New Jersey.
Cathy Moss in New York City with the latest.
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((Locator: New York, NY THE BIG APPLE PREPARED FOR the worst, BUT in the end, Floyd did not pack quite the punch many were expecting.
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THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT HE DIDN'T MAKE HIS PRESENCE FELT. MANY STREETS WERE FLOODED FORCING people UNDERGROUND. THE CITY'S SUBWAY SYSTEM HELD UP SURPRISINGLY WELL. THE SAME CAN NOT BE SAID FOR AND SEVERAL COMMUTER RAIL LINES WHERE SERVICE WAS AT TIMES SUSPENDED LEAVING TRAVELERS TRAPPED. Sot: "There weren't any stairs going down so we just had to jump off the train and nobody was helping out. Locator: Spring Valley, NJ Parts of New Jersey did not fare nearly as well. In Spring Valley, a dam holding back a lake burst causing dozens of homes to be evacuated. Rescuers spent hours bring people to safety.
SOT: "It was rough."

Locator: Bear, Delaware There were no happy endings in Bear, Delaware where officials tried in vain to rescue two girls who drowned in a rain swollen creek.
SOT Ann Collier/Witness

"I just image that the current pulled them over because they all went over at the same time."
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Locator: Newport News, Virginia Further down the coast in places like Newport News, Virginia Floyd turned streets into streams and flooded out homes. At one point more than a quarter of a million customers were without power. Stand-up But there is relief for those battered by the storm. President Clinton freed up more than 5 hundred million dollars in disaster aid..money that will help people get their lives back in order. In New York, Kathy Moss for CBS NEWS.))


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Travelers in Central and Southwest Virginia are still experiencing some Floyd-related problems.
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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 that Floyd closed.
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 area were canceled.
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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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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-39 10:01]
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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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[IN Q=It was quite a tragedy...]

((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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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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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.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-36 32:29]
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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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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


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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[SOT 10:07]
[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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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Floyd set ships adrift in Hampton Roads, interrupted power to thousands, and left many in eastern Virginia without drinking water.

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[WRITER=mel]
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There's been another deadly building explosion in Russia.
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[SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, Russia;]

[4:13:01]
The blast and resulting fire in a nine-story apartment building in St. Petersburg left two people dead and three others injured.
Early signs suggested it was an accident involving natural gas, but police later said they were investigating the possibility of a bomb.
So far authorities have NOT linked the explosion to a recent string of apartment building blasts blamed on terrorists that have killed close to 300 people.
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[1-Sports]


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[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, we have previews of this weekend's college and NFL games.
Here's Mike Stevens with more.
Good Morning Mike.
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A convicted child killer was put to death last night.
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Everett Lee Mueller is 11-th inmate to be executed in Virginia this year.
In 1990, he raped and murdered a 10-year-old Chesterfield County girl.
Mueller was pronounced dead shortly after 9 o'clock.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kwe]
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Still no talks between striking Rubatex workers and management in Bedford.
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According to plant officials the local 240 steelworkers union has not come back to the bargaining table.
For the last four days 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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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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In medical news, breakfast may be good for your brain.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((WOMEN WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE ARE MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM OSTEOPOROSIS LATER IN LIFE.
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THIS DISTURBING NEWS COMES FROM SCIENTISTS IN LONDON AND HERE IN THE U-S. RESEARCHERS FOUND THE HIGHER ONE'S BLOOD PRESSURE IS, THE GREATER THE AMOUNT OF BONE LOSS THEY SUFFERED. BUT DOCTORS SAY WOMEN CAN REDUCE THEIR RISK BY DECREASING THEIR INTAKE OF SALT AND INCREASING THE AMOUNTS OF FRUIT THEY EAT. THE REPORT IS PUBLISHED IN TODAY'S JOURNAL LANCET.
ONCAM=MIKA

((ON CAM)) THERE IS DISTURBING NEWS THIS MORNING ABOUT TEENS AND SMOKING. ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, FOUR OUT OF EVERY TEN TEENS SURVEYED HAVE TRIED SMOKING BIDIS. BIDIS ARE FLAVORED, HAND ROLLED CIGARETTES PRODUCED IN INDIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA. SCIENTISTS SAY THEY PRODUCE FAR MORE NICOTINE, CARBON DIOXIDE AND TAR THAN REGULAR CIGARETTES. THE C-D-C IS RECOMMENDING THAT BIDIS CARRY THE SAME WARNINGS AS CIGARETTES DO.
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((vo)) IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN BEING HAPPY AND EATING A HEALTHY BREAKFAST? SCIENTISTS IN BRITAIN SAY YES. RECENT STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT PEOPLE WHO SKIP BREAKFAST HAVE POORER MEMORY AND ARE MORE LIKELY TO GAIN WEIGHT. THIS IN TURN MAKES THEM LESS HAPPY THAN THOSE WHO START THEIR DAY OFF RIGHT. DOCTORS SAY THAT EVEN A FATTY BREAKFAST IS BETTER THAN NOTHING AT ALL. RESEARCHERS ALSO BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE WHO SKIP THE FIRST MEAL OF THE DAY ARE OFTEN LESS EFFECTIVE AT THEIR JOBS.
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((mika)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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((Archive: Blues & Jazz)) [2-HEADLINES]
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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It's being called the worst flooding that anyone in North Carolina can remember.
Much of eastern North Carolina is under water after being battered by Hurricane Floyd.
As the Storm races though New England, its now blamed for 13 deaths including two girls in Delaware who were washed into a storm drain.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

[from 99-35]
The storm dumped as much as 17 inches of rain on coastal Virginia.
At its peak, more than 300 roads were closed.
Today the Army Corps of Engineers will deliver 100-thousand gallons of water today to areas where a flooded pumping station has failed.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Convicted child murderer Everett Lee Mueller has been executed.
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 who was abducted from a skating rink.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday September 17th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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Floyd may now be history but the one time hurricane is still being blamed for at least a dozen deaths and widespread damage up and down the eastern seabord.
In Virginia, the Army Corps of Engineers will deliver 100-thousand gallons of water today to areas where a flooded pumping station has failed.
Cathy Moss has more from New York.
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((Locator: New York, NY THE BIG APPLE PREPARED FOR the worst, BUT in the end, Floyd did not pack quite the punch many were expecting.
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THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT HE DIDN'T MAKE HIS PRESENCE FELT. MANY STREETS WERE FLOODED FORCING people UNDERGROUND. THE CITY'S SUBWAY SYSTEM HELD UP SURPRISINGLY WELL. THE SAME CAN NOT BE SAID FOR AMTRACK AND SEVERAL COMMUTER RAIL LINES WHERE SERVICE WAS AT TIMES SUSPENDED LEAVING TRAVELERS TRAPPED. Sot: "There weren't any stairs going down so we just had to jump off the train and nobody was helping out. Locator: Spring Valley, NJ Parts of New Jersey did not fare nearly as well. In Spring Valley, a dam holding back a lake burst causing dozens of homes to be evacuated. Rescuers spent hours bring people to safety.
SOT: "It was rough."

Locator: Bear, Delaware There were no happy endings in Bear,Delaware where officials tried in vain to rescue two girls who drowned in a rain swollen creek.
SOT Ann Collier/Witness

"I just image that the current pulled them over because they all went over at the same time."
(nat)

Locator: Newport News, Virginia Further down the coast in places like Newport News, Virginia Floyd turned streets into streams and flooded out homes. At one point more than a quarter of a million customers were without power. Stand-up But there is relief for those battered by the storm. President Clinton freed up more than 5 hundred million dollars in disaster aid..money that will help people get their lives back in order. In New York, Kathy Moss for CBS NEWS.))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=NetF]
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Floyd may be gone from Central and Southwest Virginia, but it's still causing headaches for travelers leaving the area.
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[VO-NAT]
[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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[VO-NAT]


Greyhound officials are hoping to get buses back on the routes this morning that Floyd closed.
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 area 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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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-39 10:01]
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Floyd is blamed for four deaths in Virginia-- including a young mother in Halifax County.
22-year-old Bobbie Wade Jackson was inside her mobile home yesterday 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 suffered only minor injuries.
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[IN Q=It was quite a tragedy...]

((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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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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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.
All three of the other deaths in Virginia involved car accidents due to rain or wind.
They occurred in Hanover, Accomack (AK-uh-mack), and Fairfax Counties.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-36 32:29]
[GRAPHIC=Floyd Aftermath]


Federal personnel and millions of dollars in aid are on the way to Eastern Virginia.
President Clinton issued an emergency declaration yesterday for 19 cities and counties.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


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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[SOT 10:07]
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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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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Floyd set ships adrift in Hampton Roads, interrupted power to thousands, and left many in eastern Virginia without drinking water.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-32 55:02]
[GRAPHIC=New 7 Poll]


Republicans George Allen and George W. Bush continue to pile up support in Virginia.
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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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((Archive: blues & jazz))

[Barker]


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Game show host Bob Barker is expected to be released from a Washington D-C hospital today after being treated for fatigue.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4;26:22]
Barker was taken to the emergency room at George Washington University Hospital yesterday morning.
He was in Washington for a breakfast meeting with members of Congress.
As a longtime supporter of animal rights, he's backing a measure that would ban elephants from circuses and traveling shows.
Barker, who is 75, has hosted ``The Price Is Right'' on C-B-S since 1972.
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Pen pals nationwide are set to give a Boones Mill man a stamp of approval.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


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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[SOT 22:42:07]
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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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[VO-NAT]


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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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, it's a jammed packed week four of friday Football extra.
Here's Mike Stevens with the run-down.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Floyd is being blamed for several deaths in Virginia, including one in our area.
22-year-old Bobbie Wade Jackson was inside her Halifax County 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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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Travelers may still experience some delays this morning.
Greyhound is hoping to get busses rolling to Eastern North Carolina, Richmond and Norfolk today.
Airport officials say people flying this morning may experience some delays if they're headed to the Northeast.


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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still no talks between striking Rubatex workers and management in Bedford.
According to plant officials the local 240 steelworkers union has not come back to the bargaining table.
For the last four days strikers have carried signs claiming unfair labor practices but plant officials are wondering why nothing has been filed in Richmond.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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They were two Danville women WELL ahead of their time....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Lady Nancy Astor and her older sister, Irene Gibson were trailblazers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Nancy became the first woman elected to the British parliament....Irene was a fashion icon as "The Gibson Girl"
They were two of eight Langhorne children who lived in this house.
It's now being restored as a museum thanks to a 10-thousand-dollar matching state grant.
Learn more about these famous sisters and about the Langhorne House
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[TAKE TIME OFF FULL SCREEN] in this week's edition of "Time Off", coming up tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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