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Coming up next on News 7, the promise of sunny skies brightens the hopes of North Carolina residents as they have to deal with more flooding.
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and dozens of children are injured as a school bus overturns this morning in Ohio.
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A third day of rain produces some local flooding and a cold front due in late tonight may produce some damaging winds.

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Doctors are using a heartburn remedy to treat autism.
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And -- we'll tell you why government safety officials say adult beds are off limits to babies.
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Some relief may be on the way for Flood ravaged North Carolina.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Weather forecasters are predicting clear skies for a few days.
Today though was a different story- up to 8 inches of rain fell o parts of the state.
As Jennifer Jones reports its adding insult to injury.
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(( IT WAS THE LAST THING THEY NEEDED IN FLOOD RAVAGED EASTERN
CAROLINA.. MORE RAIN! IN 24 HOURS, MORE THAN EIGHT INCHES FELL ACROSS THE STATE. THAT'S ON TOP OF THE RECORD FLOODS IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS.
I would have never thought this. I thought I'd be home and all my guys would stand down from this mission. But, we never knew
this kind of damage was going to happen in 24 hours.
THE NEW RAIN FLOODED MORE STREETS AND HOMES.. AND FORCED ANOTHER HUNDRED FAMILIES TO EVACUATE.
IN WALNUT CREEK, THIS TEMPORARY DAM, BUILT AFTER HURRICANE FLOYD,
DIDN'T EVEN LAST A WEEK.
I thought last week was it. Like my wife says, she's been here 26 years, her parents 33 and she's never seen anything like this ever.
Well, it's rather hard to think that everything you have is you know, damaged. Maybe everything will be all right.

REVEREND JESSE JACKSON TOURED FLOODED AREAS AND RECOMMENDED A SPECIAL LOW-INTEREST LOAN PROGRAM FOR REBUILDING THE EASTERN PART OF THE STATE.

OFFICIALS EXPECT THE SURGING TAR AND NEUSE RIVERS TO REMAIN AT FLOOD LEVELS FOR ANOTHER COUPLE OF DAYS. BUT BETTER WEATHER IS ON THE WAY.
FORECASTERS SAY NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS WILL BE GETTING A FEW DAYS
TO DRY OUT.
JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, CHARLOTTE.))
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A school bus taking children on a field trip crashed in Ohio- landing on its roof.
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The bus loaded with middle school students somehow flipped over injuring at least 45 people.
Rescuers say at least 30 people, mostly students have been taken to area hospitals.
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((I HAD ONE FEMALE WHO HAD A HEAD INJURY MOSTLY IT'S JUST BUMPS AND BRUISES AND SHOULDER PAIN.))
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The crash happened on a rural road- No word on what caused the bus to overturn.
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In the future you'll be able to pay your taxes and renew licenses in Virginia simply by going on-line.
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The Commonwealth's first Information Technology Symposium is underway at VMI this week.
The goal is to bring state and local government agencies together on the web, and make information available to citizens online.
Technology Secretary Donald Upson wants to see a government web-site citizens could customize to their individual needs.
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((DONALD UPSON/SECRETARY OF TECHNOLOGY; GETTING LICENSES, PAYING TAXES, WHAT HAVE YOU... AND GETTING INFORMATION, IF YOU'RE A LAWYER, YOU MIGHT WANT TO SET UP LEGAL INFORMATION, IF YOU'RE A STUDENT YOU MIGHT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT ANY HOST OF THINGS INSIDE VIRGINIA GOVERNMENT ACROSS THE BOARD. IT SHOULD BE INTERACTIVE AND EMPOWER THE INDIVIDUAL.))
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The two day symposium will allow the various state agencies to coordinate their efforts on the web, and learn from the experiences of private industry experts.
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Up next on the newscast, local Republicans try to gather support for Governor Gilmore's plan to fight illegal drugs,
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and she's may not float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, but she is the only boxing daughter of Muhamad Ali.
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On Health Check, we'll examine the dangers of letting babies sleep in adult beds.
[ANCHOR=JEAN]

and one of the world's best figure skaters is moving to Virginia. Stay with us.
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Governor Gilmore is proposing an overhaul of Virginia's drug laws.
And today in western Virginia Republican office holders and a candidate for the General Assembly lined up in support of his plan.
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The Substance Abuse Reduction Effort, or SABRE, would target drug kingpins, add 210 ten state troopers, and increase substance abuse treatment programs.
Republicans hope the program will find favor with voters, but State Senator Bo Trumbo says the 60- million dollar program is more than a campaign issue.
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((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R- FINCASTLE: WE JUST GOT SOMETHING IN THE MAIL TODAY FROM COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS, THAT SAID EVERYTHING ELSE IS DOWN IN OUR AREA, BUT WE'VE GOT A 74 PERCENT INCREASE IN DRUG ARRESTS. THAT'S SAD.))
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Joining Trumbo at today's news conference, were Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith, Roanoke County Commonwealth's Attorney Skip Burkart, and House of Delegates Candidate Barbara Chrisley.

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A familiar name is climbing into the boxing ring next month.
The daughter of three time world champ Muhammad Ali is getting ready for her first professional boxing match.
Sandra Hughes has more.
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((SHE'S GOT HIS NAME...HIS GOOD LOOKS..AND THE CONFIDENCE OF A CHAMP.

SOT LAILA: "I THINK HE'S WORRIED LIKE ANY OTHER FATHER WOULD BE, BUT

HE SUPPORTS ME. HIS MAIN ADVICE IS ALWAYS SURROUNDING AROUND THE IDEA OF NOT GETTING HURT AND THAT I KNOW WHAT I'M GETTING INTO."
(Hughes) BUT HE'S NOT A TYPICAL FATHER. YOU'VE GOT BIG SHOES TO

FILL...FOLLOWING IN HIS FOOTSTEPS.
(Laila) RIGHT, BUT THE WAY WHEN WE LOOK INTO EACH OTHER'S EYES HE'S JUST

MY FATHER. I DON'T LOOK AT HIM AS MUHAMMAD ALI. HE'S DAD. NOW IF HE'S AT THE FIGHT, THAT'S ANOTHER STORY. THEN I'LL FEEL LIKE THE GREATEST IS HERE, NOW I REALLY HAVE TO DO MY BEST."
NARR: SINCE ANNOUNCING HER INTENTIONS TO BOX ABOUT A YEAR AGO, THE FIVE-FOOT, TEN-INCH STUNNER HAS BEEN OFFERED MOVIES, MAGAZINE SPREADS AND MODELING SHOOTS, ALL TURNED DOWN TO TRAIN FOR HER FIRST BOUT OCTOBER 8TH.

SOT LAILA: "I'VE MADE IT MY MAIN FOCUS//BECAUSE IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD

AND I'M GOOD AT IT SO I DECIDED TO GO FORWARD WITH IT."
NARR: BUT IT WASN'T ALWAYS HER FOCUS. A TROUBLED TEENWHO SPENT THREE MONTHS IN JUVENILE HALL, SHE WAS WORKING AS A MANICURIST WHEN SHE DISCOVERED WOMEN'S BOXING.

SOT Laila: I THINK WOMEN'S BOXING IS PROGRESSING AS A SPORT. I'VE BEEN

TRAINING A YEAR NOW.
(SANDRA-DON'T YOU WORRY ABOUT WHAT THIS POUNDING IS GOING TO DO TO YOUR

BEAUTIFUL FACE?) Laila: I DON'T WALK AROUND WORRIED ABOUT MY LOOKS. GETTING HIT AND POSSIBLY GETTING CUT OR GETTING YOUR NOSE BROKEN THAT COMES WITH THE SPORT."
NARR: BUT IT'S HARD TO IGNORE WHAT BOXING MAY HAVE DONE TO HER FATHER... WHO'S BATTLED PARKINSON'S DISEASE FOR YEARS.

SOT LAILA: "I'M AWARE THAT BOXING IS NOT A SPORT YOU WANT TO STAY IN FOR

A LONG TIME. IT'S DANGEROUS AND IT DOES TAKE IT'S TOLL ON YOU, SO I DON'T PLAN TO BOX UNTIL I DROP."
NARR: JUST TIL SHE PROVES SHE'S A CHAMP, TOO. SANDRA HUGHES FOR CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES))

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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will show us what we can do now to make sure we have nice lawns come the spring.
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Now that cooler weather is just around the corner, it's time to prepare your lawn for the long journey through winter.
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Patrick Evans says a little preventive maintenance in the FALL can assure you of a healthier lawn next SPRING.
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A former basketball standout from the state is in trouble with the law. Mike Stevens will have the details in Sports.
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Next on health check -- Hall and bathroom passes aren't just for school anymore -- pediatricians are recommeding them to help a common nightime problem.
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And more women are doing something doctors say is good for the body and soles.
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((DR. ROCK POSITANO/PODIATRIST:IT REALLY DOES CHANGE YOUR CENTER OF GRAVITY AND IF IT CHANGES YOUR CENTER OF GRAVITY OTHER THINGS GET EFFECTED SUCH AS YOUR BACK, YOUR KNEES.))
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The government is warning parents about the dangers of letting their infants sleep in adult beds.
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A study by the Consumer Product Safety Commission says parents who sleep with their babies can roll over and suffocate their children.
It also says the child can become tangled in the bedding.
Researchers say an average of 64 children die annually after being placed in adult beds.
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Meanwhile another new study is offering parents of slightly older children a way to help keep them in bed for the night.
The study reports it may be as simple as a pass, like a hall pass from school.
Bobbi Harley explains.
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(( (NAT SOUND: mom: eeh, eeh, kid: eeh, eeh)
LOCATOR: NEW YORK

YOU'D THINK AN ACTIVE 3-YEAR-OLD LIKE BENJAMIN WOULD HAVE NO
PROBLEM GOING TO SLEEP EACH NIGHT..

SOT - CHRISTINA SPINALE/MOTHER


We start at 7:30 and it's
always one more book please, or he remembers he has to take his
vitamin and has to go out or one more bathroom trip.


BELIEVE IT OR NOT -- IT'S A STRUGGLE MANY PARENTS FACE -- GETTING
YOUR KID TO GO TO BED-- CAN BE AS DIFFICULT AS GETTING THEM TO EAT A
VEGETABLE THEY HATE.

SOT - PATRICK FRIMAN, Ph.D./STUDY AUTHOR


Broccoli, peas,
go to bed, they don't want that stuff, they want the stuff in the
category of the stuff they can't have.

STANDUP - BOBBI HARLEY/NEW YORK
This is where most kids
want to be, where the action is. When you turn off the lights and
close the bedroom door, they don't want to go to sleep because they're
not part of the action any more.

(NAT SOT: kid: cranky noise up to mom "Let's go")




HANG IN THERE -- A NEW STUDY PUBLISHED THIS WEEK IN THE ARCHIVES OF
PEDIATRICS AND ADOLESCENT MEDICINE HAS FOUND A SIMPLE SOLUTION -- TO
GIVE KIDS SOME OF THAT ACTION AT BEDTIME, WHILE KEEPING PARENTS IN
CONTROL.
IT'S AS EASY AS A PASS -- A TICKET THE CHILD CAN USE FOR ONE TRIP
OUT OF THE BEDROOM EACH NIGHT FOR A VERY SPECIFIC TASK - LIKE A DRINK,
THE BATHROOM, OR A HUG.

SOT - PATRICK FRIMAN, Ph.D./STUDY AUTHOR


I think the kids
get into it because they feel like they're now able to bargain kind of
powerfully with the parent.


IT SEEMS JUST THE IDEA OF HAVING THE PASS MAY ACTUALLY CALM
CHILDREN DOWN ENOUGH FOR THEM TO FALL ASLEEP - AND THAT BECOMES A
HABIT - ONE YOU WANT THEM TO KEEP.
BH, CBS NEWS, NY ))

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A common over-the-counter drug may be a possible treatment for autism. The results of a study released at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association reveal Pepcid can treat autism.
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The heartburn medication blocks a special type of histamine to prevent stomach acid. Particles of that same type of histamine are in the brain and cause excited, aggressive behavior. Doctors says it's still in too soon to start recommending Pepcid for autistic patients.
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((SIDNEY WEISSMAN MD/LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER: IF SOMETHING HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED THAT HAS HAD A POSITIVE IMPACT, IT WARRANTS CAREFUL REVIEW. I WOULDN'T THROW IT OUT BECAUSE IT DOESN'T FOLLOW CURRENT THINKING.))
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The discovery was made totally by accident three years ago when researchers found many schizophrenics taking Pepcid were showing signs of improvement.





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A new survey shows three out of four women no longer wear high heel shoes to work.
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Podiatrists say the daily grind of walking two inches higher does wear on the back, ankles and knees. But that could change as the new fall fashion season is more foot friendly.
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[IN Q=It's not]

((MELISSA SKOGG/MARIE CLAIRE MAGAZINE: IT'S NOT A SNEAKER AND IT'S NOT A DRESS SHOE, BUT IT'S VERY COMFORTABLE AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT THEY CAN WEAR AT WORK AND AT PLAY.))
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[VO NAT] but doctors warn these new shoes do have drawbacks as well.
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((DR. ROCK POSITANO/PODIATRIST: IT ALSO DOESN'T ALLOW YOU TO FEEL THE GROUND PROPERLY WHICH PREDISPOSES YOU TO DEVELOPING ANKLE INJURIES, ANKLE SPRAINS, STEPPING OFF THE CURB THE WRONG WAY.))
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Flexible shoes can also be seen on the runways this year that bend with movement of foot.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Today in Sports, one of NASCAR's most successful crew chiefs leaves his team.
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With that here's Mike Stevens.[S5-Othell]


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Welcome everybody to the midweek ticker that begins with some unfortunate news out of Maryland.
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Former UVa basketball star Othell Wilson has been arrested and charged with a variety of crimes.
Wilson, who is now the basketball coach at St. Mary's College in Maryland is charged with first degree rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment, first and second degree assault and a first degree sex-offense.
The alleged attack took place Sunday at Wilson's residence. He is in jail without bond.
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Jeff Gordon's crew chief Ray Evernham has officially quit the team effective immediately.
That means Gordon will be without him this weekend at Martinsville.
Stepping up to take over the crew chief duties for the team is 35 year old Brian Whitesell - a native of nearby Stuarts Draft in Augusta County.
He also is a 1987 Tech grad with a degree in mechanical engineering.
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Much of the talk surrounding Saturday's Virginia Tech/Virginia game has focused on the Hokies tenacious defense.
But Steve Mason gets down right offensive today.
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((Shyrone Stith has emerged as the Big East's best back and the nations 10th rated runner, piling up 136 yards a game. The Cavaliers not only must be concerned with Stith's feet, but the digits of one Michael Vick as well. ((GEORGE WELSH:))
Stith's counterpart, Thomas Jones, has 620 yards rushing in four games, a 155 yards per contest average good enough to make him the nations fifth leading rusher. ((JAMEL SMITH:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) With two first year starters under center in Vick and Dan Ellis, forcing the opposing quarterback to make the big play seems logical for Tech and UVa's defenses.))
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More on the Hokies and the Cavaliers coming your way at six, have a great day.

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She wowed the figure skating world and won Olympic gold in 1994.
Then, substance abuse derailed her career.
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Now, 21- year old Oksana Baiul is calling Richmond home... and training in Virginia for the upcoming professional figure skating season.
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((OKSANA BAIUL: WHAT AM I DOING RIGHT NOW? I'M JUST BASICALLY TRAINING MYSELF FOR BEING OKSANA, YOU KNOW? JUST A FIGURE SKATER, WHO I USED TO BE.))
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Baiul is back training with the coach she says made her great.
And she has perspective on her troubled past.
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[SOT13;53:34 ]
[IN Q=]

((OKSANA BAIUL: EVERYTHING WAS TOO MUCH. I USED TO WORK, WORK, WORK. EVEN MY LIFESTYLE BECAME TOO MUCH. BECAUSE I USED TO WORK, WORK, WORK, AND THEN IT TURNED OUT I WAS A CELEBRITY. SO I THOUGHT OH GOD. OH MY GOD. WHAT IS GOING ON? WHAT I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THIS TYPE OF ROLE IN MY LIFE?))
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Baiul says she's in Richmond as long as coach Valentyn (val-en-TEEN) Nikolayev (nikko-LY-ev) is there... and she doesn't mind that.
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