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The anthrax scare will temporarily close the halls of Congress, after evidence that anthax spores have made their way into the Capitol's ventilation system.
An update, just ahead.
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And doctors in Lynchburg want to educate the public about the proper use of antibiotics.
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The wind continues to howl but it'll begin to diminish later on today....I'll have your forecast....
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Stay with us-- News 7 at noon is next.




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Part of Congress will come to a halt, as the anthrax scare grows.
The capitol complex will close, so crews can search for anthrax spores.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[Update-Anthrax]


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The Capitol will shut down at the end of business today and stay closed until next week, so that crews can check for anthrax.
This after officials announced 29 people have tested positive for anthrax exposure in the Senate.
A letter containing a highly potent form of the bacteria was opened in Senator Tom Daschle's office on Monday.
Lawmakers will continue to work in other locations-- so that they can resume official business when they return to the House floor on Tuesday.
Aleen Sirgany is in Washington D-C with more on the anthax investigation.
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(LOCATOR: CAPITOL HILL)


OFFICALS SAY AT LEAST 29 STAFFERS FROM SENATOR TOM DASCHLES OFFICE HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR EXPOSURE TO ANTHRAX. HUNDREDS OF OTHERS ARE WAITING FOR TEST RESULTS AND ARE TAKING CIPRO AS A PRECAUTION. CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS HAVE DECIDED TO SHUT DOWN THE ENTIRE CAPITOL BEGINNING TONIGHT UNTIL MONDAY TO TEST THE COMPLEX FOR ANTHRAX.

(SOT. REP. DENNIS HASTERT, R-HOUSE SPEAKER, it got into the ventilation

system)
OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE TAKING THIS STEP AS A PRECAUTION BECAUSE THIS LETTER TO DASCHLE CONTAINED A HIGHLY POTENT FORM OF ANTHRAX, SUGGESTING IT WAS PRODUCED BY EXPERTS. AT THE CAPITOL TODAY, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY TOMMY THOMPSON ASKED CONGRESS FOR A 6-FOLD INCREASE IN SPENDING TO COMBAT BIOTERRISM, INCLUDING MORE MONEY FOR ANTIBIOTICS AND SMALLPOX VACCINE.

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(LOCATOR: THE WHITE HOUSE)


AS PRESIDENT BUSH LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR CHINA TODAY IN HIS FIRST OVERSEAS TRIP SINCE SEPTEMBER 11TH, HE SAID HE EXPECTS THE U.S LED WAR ON TERRORISM TO LAST MORE THAN TWO YEARS AND FOUGHT ON WHAT HE CALLED MULTIPLE THEATERS. ))

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Authorities are testing a substance found in a Lynchburg home.
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Hazardous material teams were called to this house on Sandusky Drive around 1 yesterday afternoon, after a woman reported a white powder had fallen from a piece of mail she opened.
She immediately washed her hands and then dialed 9-1-1.
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((KEITH JOHNSON/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: ACCORDING TO HER IT WAS OUT OF PLACE, IT WAS A WHITE, POWDERY SUBSTANCE. THE POLICE OFFICER WENT IN AN JUST LOOKED AT IT, HE KNEW THAT IT SHOULD BE COLLECTED BY THE HAZ-MAT TEAM AND IN FACT, WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE THAT CAPABILITY RIGHT HERE IN THE CITY.))
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Johnson says Lynchburg is stocking up on extra equipment in the event more cases like this are reported.
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There was another incident in Appomattox County on Sunday.
A woman told police a white powder fell out of the newspaper she'd been reading.
Tests later showed it was "not" anthrax.

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Test results are negative for a suspicious powder found in Pulaski. The Sheriff says the gray-white substance is NOT the bacteria anthrax. The powder was sent to a lab after being discovered by a maintenance worker on Monday. The substance was in a newspaper near the courthouse on Main Street.

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Law-enforcement officials say they are not taking phony threats lightly.
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Making a bioterrorism threat is a federal offense, punishable by as many as 5 years in prison. Local authorities say they take every scare seriously, and will prosecute anyone who makes a threat.
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((CAPT. STEVE LUGAR/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT;IT COULD RANGE ANYWHERE FROM 4-5 YEARS TO LIFE. IT JUST DEPENDS ON WHETHER IT'S A HOAX OR A BIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCE BEING SENT.))
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Meanwhile, Virginia health officials say there's no reason to panic about anthrax. Even if you ARE exposed to anthrax spores, the risk of infection is extremely low.

[Antibiotics]


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With anthrax and antibiotics in the news, doctors in central Virginia say now is the time to remind the public that overuse of antibiotics can be dangerous.
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A two- year study of doctors in the Lynchburg area showed some of them were prescribing antibiotics as much as 80 percent of the time for infections that didn't require them.
Officials say that eventually will lead to the development of bacteria that are completely drug- resistant.
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((DR. DAVID SMITH/PIEDMONT COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN: THERE MUST BE AN INCREASED AWARENESS OF THE PROBLEM, NOT ONLY ON THE PART OF PRESCRIBING PHYSICIANS BUT AMONG THEIR PATIENTS. FAR TOO OFTEN TODAY, PATIENTS SEEK OUT MEDICAL CARE WITH AN EXPECTATION, IF NOT A DEMAND FOR ANTI-BIOTICS AS A CURE FOR EVERY COLD AND COUGH.))
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Centra Health is now launching a public information campaign aimed at reducing the use of antibiotics.
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[Powell]


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An agreement today between the U-S and India to fight international crime and terrorism--
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Secretary of State Colin Powell is in India today--
This week, Powell's been urging leaders there and in Pakistan to re- open talks about the long- debated region of Kashmir.
Powell and India's Home affairs minister signed the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in Criminal Matters.
Powell will leave for China today for two days of talks with Asia-Pacific leaders, ahead of a summit planned for later in the week.
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As the U-S continues its air campaign over Afghanistan, it's also dropping humanitarian aid packages.
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But not all of the food is reaching those who need it.
For some, the U-S aid represents a chance to make a quick profit.
The yellow packages are appearing in market stalls in Northern Afghanistan.
That's good news for traders, but not for the majority of people who can't affort to buy food.
Some aid agencies believe that food should be hand- delivered.
Other groups say despite the fact that some people are making money from the American aid packages, it's better than no food being available at all.
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Up ahead on News 7, divers have recovered the first body from the hull of the (eh-hee-mee mah-roo) Ehime Maru...
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and Israel's tourism minister died after being shot three times today at a hotel in east Jerusalem. Stay with us, there's more to come on News 7 at Noon.
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Tensions are rising in Israel, following the assassination of a hard- line cabinet minister overnight.
A radical Palestinian group is claiming responsiblity.
Meanwhile, Israel is now restricting travel in the West Bank.
The move is a reversal of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's decision earlier this week to lift travel restrictions as part of a truce deal.
David Hawkins reports.
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REHAVAM ZE'EVI WAS SHOT TWICE IN THE HEAD... OUTSIDE HIS HOTEL ROOM. HE DIED LATER IN THE HOSPITAL.
ZE'EVI... ISRAEL'S MINISTER OF TOURISM... WAS AN EXTREME RIGHT-WING LEADER WHO OPPOSED THE PEACE PROCESS... AND ADVOCATED THE REMOVAL OF PALESTINIANS FROM THE WEST BANK AND GAZA STRIP. THE PALESTINIAN MILITANT GROUP...THE POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE... CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ASSASSINATION... SAYING IT WAS REVENGE FOR THE KILLING OF ITS LEADER IN AN ISRAELI ROCKET ATTACK LAST AUGUST.
THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY CONDEMNED THE ASSASSINATION... BUT POINTED OUT THAT ISRAEL HAS BEEN KILLING PALESTINIAN POLITICAL ACTIVISTS FOR MONTHS.
PALESTINIANS AND ISRAELIS HAVE BEEN TAKING SMALL STEPS TOWARDS RESUMING PEACE TALKS... BUT A SOURCE CLOSE TO ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON SAYS... THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.
DH, CBS NEWS, TA

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Navy divers discover the remains of a victim in February's collision between a U-S submarine and a Japanese fishing boat.
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They found the body yesterday after the Navy decided to move the wreckage of the (eh-hee-mee mah-roo) Ehime Maru to shallow water.
The boat is now located 115- feet below the ocean surface, just off Honolulu.
Recovering the remains is the final hurdle in the Navy's 60- million- dollar effort to help victims' families.
Divers are expected to resume their search today.
Nine crew members were killed when their boat was struck by the U-S-S ``Greeneville."
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still ahead, have Virginia students made the grade on the Standards of Learning? We'll have the latest numbers in just a minute.
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and also, Virginia Tech is taking steps to become one of the elite research universities in the nation. We'll have more on News 7 at Noon, in just a few minutes.
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The latest numbers have been released concerning Virginia's Standards of Learning tests.
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[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE 1005 HERE]
40 percent of schools statewide achieved the scores necessary to be "fully accredited."
That means at least 70 percent of the students in those schools have passed the tests in four core subject areas.

The number's up from 22 percent in 2000 and just seven percent in 1999. [TAKE PINNACLE PAGE 1006 HERE]
On the low end of the spectrum, seven percent of Virginia schools are still "accredited with warning."
That means the schools' pass rates are 20 percent below the progress benchmarks for that school.
That's fewer schools with low grades than last year.
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Starting this December, a mediator will help Botetourt County supervisors mend fences with the school board.
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The Board of Supervisors approved hiring F-S-R Associates of Rockingham County to mediate their discussions.
The two boards declared an impasse last year, after they could not agree on appropriate funding for schools.
Each board will pay 3-thousand dollars from its budget to the mediator.
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((STEPHEN CLINTON/SUPERVISOR: REALLY IN THE WHOLE SCHEME OF THINGS. IN A 61 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET, IT'S NOT MUCH MONEY. IT'S JUST A VERY MINOR AMOUNT TO MAKE THE ENTIRE PROCESS WORK MORE EFFECTIVELY.))
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The first eight-hour mediated session will be held at Greenfield Elementary School on December 4th.
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Virginia Tech is making moves, in hopes of becoming one of the nation's top research institutes.
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Tech's Board Visitors voted yesterday to join forces with two other schools.
One initiative will form a joint school of bio-medical engineering with Wake Forest University.
The second sets up a plan for a collaborative agreement with Virginia's first school of Osteopathic Medicine.
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((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDNET:MERGING BIOMEDICINE AND THESE NEW TYPES OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES ARE GOING TO OPEN TREMENDOUS ARRAYS OF WAYS TO TREAT PEOPLE THAT WE'VE NEVER DEALT WITH BEFORE))
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The Board of Visitors hopes the two initiatives will bring more funding for research and expand the pool of resources for students and the University.
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Still to come, Randy Johnson breaks his losing streak to help the Diamondbacks shut out the Braves.
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And .. the Virginia High School League once reprimanded him ... now they're giving him a place of honor.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have taken a one game to none lead on the Braves in their best of seven National League championship series. Randy Johnson blew away Atlanta AND his seven-game post-season losing streak, as Arizona shut out the Braves 2-to-nothing yesterday afternoon. He struck out 11 and retired 20 straight batters from the first to the eighth innings.
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Game Two is in Arizona today.

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Salem High School's Willis White will enter the Virginia High School League's Hall of fame. White began his head coaching career at Ft. Chiswell. After 3 seasons there, he moved on to Patrick Henry. From there, he went on to Salem and that's where he's been for the past 19 seasons defying the odds, silencing critics and fickle fans.
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And win he has.
In his 19 years in Salem, he has recorded 183 victories, 8 regional titles and won four state titles, including the last three in row. He gives much of the credit for his success to his old high school coach R.P. Scholl at Scott High school in Madison, West Virginia.
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White's last trip to the VHSL offices was during the cleat controversy with Richlands, when he was wrongly reprimanded.
The irony of the VHSL now honoring him is almost too much to swallow.
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White has 228 wins and just 79 losses overall in his head coach career.
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Among the 7 others entering the hall alongside White, is Jim Cutler, the baseball coach at Liberty high school for 37 years. He's won nearly 500 games. And Nancy Patterson - a yearbook advisor and journalism teacher at William Fleming. She enters the hall as a contributor.

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Tonight's game is just the beginning of a full-week of hockey for the Roanoke Express. And Steve Mason gets us ready for the four- game stretch with this report.
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