5:30pm Weekend, Sunday, 11/10/02
script iconTOP STORY script iconMEDINA WX
script iconFIRST WEATHER script iconHENDERSON CO. WX
script iconTOSS CARROLL CO script iconCLARKSVILLE WX
script iconCARROLL CO. WX script iconTOSS TO WX
script iconTOSS BELLS script iconTITANS
script iconBELLS TORNADO script iconSCOREBOARD
script iconB-BELLS TORNADO script iconBOXING
script iconTAG-BELLS script iconBOXING SOT
script iconMADISON CO. WX script iconNASCAR
script iconPOWER OUTAGES script iconTOP 7
script iconUNION UNIV. script iconVOLS RECAP
script iconB-UNION UNIV. script iconFINAL WEATHER


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WE KNEW IT WAS BAD LAST NIGHT.
BUT WHEN THE SUN CAME UP THIS MORNING.
WE HAVE A CLEARER PICTURE OF JUST HOW DEVASTATING LAST NIGHT'S STORMS REALLY WERE.
SEVERAL AREAS OF DAMAGE ARE SCATTERED ALL ACROSS WEST TENNESSEE.
AND THE WORST MAY NOT BE OVER.
GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR SEVEN EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 5:30.I'M MISTY SHAY COLE.
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WELL WE TRACKED THE STORMS AS THEY BLEW THROUGH WEST TENNESSEE LAST NIGHT.
AND IT SEEMS LIKE WE'RE BRACING FOR PART 2.OF MOTHER NATURE'S *1.2* PUNCH.
WE GO NOW TO 7 WEATHER CENTRAL WHERE TIFFANY CAREY AND EDDIE HOLMES ARE STANDING BY TO BRING US UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST.
WHAT CAN YOU TELL US.
EDDIE AND TIFFANY TAG TEAM FIRST WEATHER.THEN TOSS BACK TO MISTY.
script iconTOSS CARROLL CO
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WHILE WE'RE STILL WATCHING THE WEATHER.
WE ARE ALSO SORTING THROUGH ALL THE DAMAGE REPORTS FROM SEVERAL DIFFERENT AREAS.
WE HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS OF INJURIES.AND ATLEAST 1 FATALITY IN CARROLL COUNTY.
ERICA FOX HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THAT STORY TODAY.
SHE BRINGS US THE LATEST.
script iconCARROLL CO. WX
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STAND UP
SHERIFF BARTHOLOMEW SAYS AN F2 TORNADO WITH WINDS UP TO ONE HUNDRED THIRTY MILES AN HOUR HIT OLD STAGE ROAD LAST NIGHT.
IT CAUSED MONUMENTAL DAMAGE, INJURIES, AND ONE FATALITY.
THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SAYS LAQUETTA FORSYTHE WAS KILLED WHEN HER MOBILE HOME UPLIFTED AND COLLIDED INTO A NEIGHBORING MOBILE HOME.
THE SHERIFF SAYS TWO OTHERS, A BOY AND YOUNG GIRL WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE COLISION. HE DIDN'T RELEASE THEIR NAMES OR AGES
BUT HE SAYS ONE OF THE VICTIMS IS NOT DOING WELL.
LAQUETTA FORSYTHE'S FAMILY DECLINED TO SPEAK ON CAMERA.
DANIE JOHNSON HAS BEEN FORSYTHE'S NEIGHBOR FOR EIGHT YEARS.
SOT- DANIE
SOT- SHERIFF
TAG- STAND UP
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ONE OF THE FIRST MAJOR REPORTS OF DAMAGE WE RECEIVED LAST NIGHT WAS FROM CROCKETT COUNTY.
JUST AFTER 10 LAST NIGHT.THE POWERFUL STORMS SHATTERED A NURSING HOME AND SURROUNDING AREAS NEAR BELLS.
SHARRIE WILLIAMS HAS BEEN WORKING THAT ANGLE OF OUR TEAM COVERAGE TONIGHT.
AND SHE JOINS US NOW LIVE WITH MORE ON THE STORY.SHARRIE.
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MISTY AS YOU CAN SEE THE SCENE HERE TODAY IN CROCKETT COUNTY IS OF TREES DOWN SOME EVEN UPROOTED.AND OF COURSE ALL RESIDENTS OF THE BELLS NURSING HOME HAVE BEEN EVACUATED. LETS QUICKLY GIVE YOU A TIMELINE OF HOW THIS CAME TO BE.
LAST NIGHT JUST BEFORE TEN PM THERE WERE REPORTS OF SOMETHING RIPPING THROUGH THE BELLS NURSING HOME.THAT SOMETHING WAS LATER CONFIRMED AS A TORNADO.
HEAVY RAINS.HIGH WINDS AND THE THREAT OF ANOTHER POSSIBLE TORNADO CAUSED EMERGENCY WORKERS TO MOVE QUICKLY TO GET EVERYONE TO A TEMPORARY SHELTER.
THE ROOF WAS KNOCKED IN AND POWER LINES WERE DOWN ALL AROUND THE BUILDING.
THANKFULLY THERE WERE NO SERIOUS INJURIES.
NEAR DAWN TIME THIS MORNING. RESIDENTS WERE BEING TRANSPORTED FROM THE TEMPORARY SHELTER TO A SECURE LOCATION.
AND AT THIS HOUR EMERGENCY WORKERS SAY EVERYTHING HAPPENED SO FAST. IT'LL TAKE TIME TO SORT OUT WHATS NEXT.
EFFECTS:WIPE TO SOT
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VERBATIM
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EMERGENCY CREWS HAVE BEEN WORKING DILIGENTLY.NON-STOP EVER SINCE TRAGEDY STRUCK HERE IN BELLS LAST NIGHT.
THEY TELL ME THE CLEAN UP PROCESS HAS BEEN VERY SMOOTH CONSIDERING THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND THAT THE COMMUNITY RESPONSE HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING.
OF COURSE ALL OF WEST TEENESSEEE IS UNDER A TORNADO WATCH AS WE SPEAK SO NONE OF US ARE OUT FROM UNDER THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT JUST YET.
BUT FOR NOW BELLS RESIDENTS ARE TRYING TO MOVE FORWARD.AFTER MANY HAVE LOST THEIR HOME OR TAKEN A HARD HIT FROM THE STORMS.
LIVE IN CROCKETT COUNTY SHARRIE WILLIAMS SEVEN EYEWITNESS NEWS.
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MOST OF THE DAMAGE HERE IN MADISON COUNTY IS SITUATED NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40.
MANY BUSINESSES ALONG THE BY-PASS HAVE SUSTAINED MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.
AND SEVERAL RESIDENTIAL AREAS ARE DEALING WITH DOWNED TREES.DEBRIS.AND IN SOME AREAS.EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO HOMES.
WE HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS OF APPROXIMATELY 20 HOMES DAMAGED IN THE CHANNING WAY AREA.
THE HIGH WINDS OF LAST NIGHT'S STORM WERE TOO MUCH FOR SOME ROOFS.
AND TREES.LIMBS.AND OTHER DEBRIS LITTERED STREETS FROM CHANNING WAY ALL THE WAY UP TO THE COUNTY LINE.
LAW ENFORCMENT AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS ARE WORKING THE AREA TRYING ASSESS THE DAMAGE.
WE'LL HAVE MORE DETAILED INFORMATION FOR YOU AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.
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RESIDENTS AREN'T JUST CLEANING UP TODAY.
SOME ARE TRYING TO GET BACK TO NORMAL.
AND UTILITY CREWS AND WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS.
*JACKSON ENERGY AUTHORITY* CREWS HAVE BEEN WORKING THROUGH THE NIGHT TO GET POWER BACK TO OVER 5 THOUSAND CUSTOMERS.
AS OF 4 PM TODAY.OVER 5 HUNDRED CUSTOMERS WERE STILL REMAIN WITHOUT ELECTRICITY.
*J-E-A'S* ELECTRIC SYSTEM NORTH OF *I-40* WAS THE HARDEST HIT.
HERE'S A RUNDOWN OF THE AREAS STILL EXPERIENCING POWER OUTAGES.
MANY CUSTOMERS NEAR THE *HIGHWAY 45 BY-PASS*.*OLD HUMBOLDT ROAD*.AND *PIPKIN ROAD* ARE STILL WITHOUT POWER.
*J-E-A* SAY THEY EXPECT TO HAVE ADDITIONAL SERVICES RESTORED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
BUT.SOME INDIVIDUAL RESIDENCES MAY TAKE LONGER BECAUSE CREWS ARE WORKING DOOR TO DOOR.
OUTSIDE CREWS HAVE BEEN CALLED IN TO HELP MOVE THE PROCESS ALONG.
IN THE MEANTIME.OFFICIALS CAUTION RESIDENTS TO STAY CLEAR OF ALL DOWNED POWER LINES AND TO REPORT ANY DANGEROUS SITUATIONS TO *J-E-A* AT 422-7500.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES ARE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.AND TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE LENGTH OF SERVICE DISRUPTION.
ALL THE OUTAGES ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE STORM AND HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY EITHER TREES FALLING ONTO POWER LINES OR FLYING DEBRIS.
OFFICIALS ESTIMATE THEY SHOULD HAVE MOST CUSTOMERS BACK ON LINE BY THIS EVENING.
script iconUNION UNIV.
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UNION UNIVERSITY WAS ALSO HIT HARD LAST NIGHT.
SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY ALL CLASSES FOR MONDAY WILL BE CANCELED.THAT INCLUDES DAY.NIGHT.AND SEMINARY CLASSES.
HOWEVER.SCHOOL OFFICIALS ARE ASKING ALL FACULTY TO REPORT TO CAMPUS TO HELP WITH THE CLEAN-UP PROCESS.
THEY ARE ASKING THAT ALL OFF CAMPUS STUDENTS STAY OFF CAMPUS.UNTIL THEY GET THE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL.
OFFICIALS SAY THERE WERE NO MAJOR INJURIES TO STUDENTS.
AND HOUSING HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR THOSE WHO WERE DISPLACED.
STUDENTS SAY LAST NIGHT'S STORM WAS QUITE AN EXPERIENCE.
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VERBATIM
UNION OFFICIALS SAY OVER 5 HUNDRED CARS IN THE PARKING LOT HAVE BEEN DAMAGED.
ENGINEERS AND MAINTENANCE PROFESSIONALS ARE ON THE SCENE.AND THE TENNESSEE BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF AGENCY IS ALSO ASSISTING.
THE SCHOOL'S PHONE LINES ARE DOWN.
SO.IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CALL 217-7448.
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AREAS OF GIBSON COUNTY ALSO FELL VICTIM TO THE VIOLENT STORMS LAST NIGHT.
THE CITY OF MEDINA IS CLEANING UP AFTER THE STORM DOWNED TREES AND SCATTERED DEBRIS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA.
SOME PEOPLE IN THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS ARE ALSO SPENDING THEIR SUNDAY PICKING UP THE PIECES.
WE HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS OF MAJOR RESIDENTIAL DAMAGE IN A NEW SUBDIVISION IN THE WESTERN PART OF MEDINA AND DAMAGE TO A SCHOOL IN DOWNTOWN MEDINA.
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AS THE STORM TRACKED NORTHEAST.IT ALSO LEFT DAMAGE BEHIND IN HENDERSON COUNTY.
ABOUT 2 MILES OFF INTERSTATE 40.NEAR EXIT 101.SOME HOUSES IN THE *MOUNT GILLEAD* COMMUNITY RECEIVED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE.
NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.BUT ATLEAST 1 HOUSE IN THE AREA LOST IT'S ROOF.
THE HOMEOWNERS SPENT MUCH OF THE DAY PACKING UP THEIR BELONGINGS AND BRACING FOR THE POTENTIAL OF ANOTHER ROUND OF STORMS.
script iconCLARKSVILLE WX
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AFTER THE STORMS MARCHED THROUGH OUR AREA.
THEY CUT A PATH TO MIDDLE TENNESSEE.
SEVERAL AREAS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.NEAR CLARKSVILLE.SUSTAINED HEAVY DAMAGE.
TENNESSEE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS SAY 2 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN A MOBILE HOME IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.
THERE IDENTITIES HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED.
THE STORM IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY KNOCKED OUT POWER TO ABOUT 27 HUNDRED HOMES AND LEVELED SEVERAL HOUSES.
THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS REPORTS OF DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY AS WELL.
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THANKS FOR STAYING WITH US HERE ON SEVEN EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 5:30.
OUR MAIN FOCUS TONIGHT IS BRINGING YOU THE LATEST ON LAST NIGHT'S SEVERE WEATHER.
WHILE ALSO TRYING TO PREPARE YOU FOR THE MORE WEATHER THAT MAY BE ON THE WAY.
I WANT TO CHECK BACK NOW WITH EDDIE AND TIFFANY IN WEATHER CENTRAL AND GET THE LATEST ON WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW.
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WHEN THE HOUSTON OILERS PACKED THEIR BAGS AND HEADED FOR NASHVILLE.
THE CITY OF HOUSTON WAS LEFT WITH NOTHING BUT MEMORIES AND AN EMPTY STADIUM.
FIVE YEARS LATER.THE OILERS ARE REPLACED BY THE TEXANS.
AND THE TWO TEAMS ARE NOW CONFERENCE FOES.
THE AFC SOUTH MATCH UP.
1ST QUARTER.STEVE MCNAIR.STILL BOTHERD WITH THAT TURF TOE INJURY.23-YARD PASS TO DERRICK MASON FOR THE TD.7-0
TITANS
3RD QUARTER.STEVE MCNAIR 17-YARD PASS TO CHAD MEIER.17-3 TITANS
*TEXANS MOUNTING A FOURTH QUARTER COMEBACK.CARR UNDER PRESSURE.PICKED OFF BY.
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PEYTON MANNING PASSED FOR 300-AND-19 YARDS AS THE COLTS BEAT THE EAGLES 35-T0-14
AND BECAUSE NEITHER OF THE TEAMS SCORED IN OVERTIME THE GAME FALCONS/STEELERS GAME ENDS TIED AT 34-APEICE.
STEELERS QB TOMMY MADDOX HAD 400-AND-73 YARDS PASSING.WHILE ATLANTA QB MICHEAL VICK HAD 200-AND-94 PASSING AND A TOUCHDOWN RUN.
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BEFORE PROFESSIONAL BALL PLAYERS.MAKE IT TO THE BIG LEAGUES.THEY'VE GOT TO PAY THEIR DUES IN.THE LITTLE LEAGUE, JUNIOR HIGH, VARISITY AND IF THERE GOOD AND COLLEGE AND BEYOND.
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MIKE TYSONS AND THE SUGAR RAY LEONARDS.
WELL THEY TRAIN AT PLACES LIKE THE GOLDEN GLOVES ARENA AND GET EXPERIENCE IN "WARM- UP" BOUTS LIKE THE ONE HELD TONIGHT AT THE JACKSON BOXING CLUB.
LASTNIGHTS TOURNAMENT GAVE BOXERS FROM KENTUCKY, ARKANSAS AND WEST TENNESSEE A CHANCE TO TEST THEIR SKILLS AGAINST COMPETITION DIFFERENT THAN THE ONES THEY FACE DAILY IN TRAINING
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VERBATIM
script iconNASCAR
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GREG BIFFLE CLINCHED THE BUSCH SERIES TITLE YESTERDAY.
POINTS LEADER TONY STEWART.WITH A CHANCE TO CLINCH THE WINSTON CUP TITLE TODAY AT THE CHECKER AUTO PARTS 500.
BUT NOT IF MARK MARTIN FINISHES 16TH OR BETTER
JAMIE MCMURRAY SPINS
IT' S GOING TO BREAK HIS PACE AND HE DIDN'T MAKE THE TOP 7,.
KURT BUSCH AND KENNY WALLACE BUMP IN PITS.KENNY WALLCE FINISHED 11TH.
KENNY WALLACE WITH DAMAGE TO CAR
script iconTOP 7
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MATT KENSETH
RUSTY WALLACE
JEFF GORDON IN AT 3RD
MARK MARTIN
DALE EARNHARDT JR. ROUND OUT THE TOP 5.
KURT BUSCH
DAVE BLANEY FINISHES 7TH
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ON SATURDAY, THE VOLUNTEERS HAD THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO SPARK SOME EXCITIMENT INTO A MEDIOCORE SEASON.
BUT THE MIAMI HURRICANES WERE SIMPLY "TOO TOUGH" FOR THE BIG ORANGE.
FOR MORE ON THE BIG GAME.HERE'S GRANT KITTELSON
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script iconFINAL WEATHER
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TIFFANY AND EDDIE UPDATE THE WEATHER.
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