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A New York woman believed to have inhalation anthrax is struggling for her life.
Health officials don't know how she came into contact with the bacteria.
Meanwhile, the F-B-I is asking the nation stay on alert for more possible terrorism.
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And U-S Airways plunges deeper into red ink.
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News 7 at noon, right after the break.



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The nation is warned to stay on high alert for more terrorism.
And the circle of anthrax contamination is growing.
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[Anthrax]


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Get used to being cautious-- that's the advice from the director of Homeland Security.
The F-B-I has issued a new terrorist alert, warning that another attack could possibly happen as early as this week.
Despite the warning, President Bush plans to attend tonight's World Series game in New York City.
Bush will throw out the first pitch.
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Also in New York, health officials are awaiting test results which could confirm whether a 61-year- old hospital worker has the city's first case of inhaled anthrax.
Gretchen Carlson is in New York this afternoon with an update.
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Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York City is now closed to patients after a supply room employee there contracted inhalation anthrax. The 61-year-old woman has been hospitalized since Sunday and is in very serious condition.

(SOT - ) Rudy Giuliani - Mayor, New York City

As a precaution we began interviewing last night all personnel at the hospital ...and people who showed up this morning were taken to another site."

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What remains a mystery though, is how the woman came into contact with the deadly bacteria. Officials say she worked near the hospital mailroom, but didnt ordinarily handle the mail. Some hospital patients are nervous.

(SOT - ) Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Patient

I am a patient here and I was here on the 26th. Im a patient and I want to be tested.

(TRACK) LOCATOR: NEW JERSEY

And in New Jersey, a similar situation. A 51-year-old woman who lived near the Hamilton Township post office but did not work there has been diagnosed with the skin form of anthrax. Officials say theyre working on the assumption she contracted the disease from a piece of mail.

(TRACK) LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, D.C.


Meantime in Washington, the FBI is once again warning Americans to be on high alert again for a possible terrorist strike. While the Director of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, says there are no specific threats, he says terrorist acts are difficult to predict.

(SOT :12) Tom Ridge, Dir., Homeland Security

They would turn an envelope into a weapon of terror, they would turn a commercial airliner into a missile. So who knows what evil - in what way theyre going to promote that evil in the weeks or months ahead.

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New Yorks Governor George Pataki is also responding to the new terrorism alert. Hes ordered National Guard troops in and around New York City to all be armed now. Before, only troops at airports and nuclear plants were carrying weapons. ))



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A bomb scare led an American Airlines flight to make an emergency landing last night at Dulles International Airport.
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Flight 785 was enroute from New York to Dallas.
The plane made the un-scheduled landing after a passenger found a note, stating there was a bomb on board.
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The plane was then diverted to Washington, and all 141 passengers used emergency slides to leave the aircraft.
No bomb was found. After the ordeal, American Airlines sent most of passengers to Texas on another plane.
The F-B-I is investigating.
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A battered US Airways reported a third quarter net loss of 766 million dollars.
The number six carrier blames the on-going economic slump.
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As part of a restructuring plan, the company says its reduced capacity by 23 percent, its workforce by 11 thousand, and is continuing its efforts to raise federal funds.
US Airways posted a third of its losses since the September 11 terrorist attacks.
That's 309 million dollars in about 20 days.
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America is apparently trying to stock up on oil.
President Bush is expected to take advantage of falling oil prices to put an additional 100- thousand barrels of oil a day into its emergency reserve.
Administration officials says the Energy Department proposal is awaiting final approval from the White House.
Economists say the move will signal American intentions to help stabilize world oil prices.


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Several area organizations are working together to bridge Virginia's digital divide.
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Total Action Against Poverty today opened a technology site that offers computer training and Internet access for underprivileged families.
Each qualifying family will receive a free one year renewable membership.
Tap supplied the office space and staff, Cox Communications donated the computers, and Intelos furnished the Internet connections.
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((CATHERINE MCCOLLOUGH: IT THINK IT'S COMFORTABLE, IT'S USEABLE, SNACKS IN THE AFTERNOON, THEY'VE REALLY TRIED TO MAKE A SPACE FOR FAMILIES TO COME AND USE THE COMPUTERS.))
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The site on West Campbell Avenue will be open Monday through Friday from one pm until seven, and Saturday one until four.
After school programs are also in place.... TAP provides help with homework, Internet Access and snacks.
There are several sites like this one across the state.
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Coming up next we'll take a detailed look at one of the candidates in the governor's race,
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and a mother of nine says a child welfare agency is being stupid after it says she must keep her 18 foot python away from her children.
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In Northern Ireland, a Protestant man was killed in an execution- style shooting outside the home of his Catholic girlfriend today.
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Authorities say the 30-year-old man was approached by two men, as he emerged from his girlfriend's house and got into a car.
Several shots were fired, and the man was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.
Officials believe a paramilitary group carried out the murder.
Groups opposed to the I-R-A's ceasefire and decision to disarm continue to wage a campaign of bombings and shootings against Protestant and British targets.
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A Canadian woman has been ordered to keep her pet python away from her nine children.
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The Children's Ministry told Kerry Anne Koop and her husband Dan they had to remove the 18 foot, 140 pound python from their home.
Koop says the snake has never hurt anyone and she calls the decision``stupid.''
Her youngest child is only nine months old, and is seen here sucking on the python's tail.
Koop says she'll remove the snake to a safe house until the courts make a final ruling.
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After ten years in the state senate, and three and a half as Virginia's attorney general, Republican candidate Mark Earley may find the next week his greatest political challenge yet.
One poll says he is down ten points to his opponent Mark Warner.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls spent time with Earley recently, and files this report.
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(( To know Mark Earley, you must know that he'd rather be at home, with his wife Cynthia, and six children.
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((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT'S A LOT MORE PHYSICALLY DEMANDING THAN I THOUGHT, CAMPAIGNING ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. AND SECONDLY, I THINK I KNEW THIS, BUT THE TIME IT TAKES AWAY FROM FAMILY. I HAVE SIX CHILDREN.))
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But to know Mark Earley means you know he also loves two documents: the Bible, and the Declaration of Independence.
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((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I DON'T THINK I WAS VERY TUNED IN TO WHAT WAS GOING ON POLITICALLY IN THE 60S.
I DIDN'T BEGIN TO REALLY TUNE IN TO POLITICS UNTIL I WAS IN COLLEGE.))
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Earley was born in Norfolk in 1954, the son of a sailor turned shipyward worker and a stay at home mom.
He was a studious kid and a student government president by the 8th grade, and a racial reconciler in high school.


He's a lifetime member of the N-double-ACP
At the College of William and Mary, Earley was an active Christian.
He majored in Religion, worked for the campus ministry after graduation, and spent two years as a missionary at the University of the Philippines in Manila.
It was there, when President Marcos jailed his political rival and declared martial law that Mark Earley melded his faith with his patriotism.
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((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: AND I WOULD HAVE STUDENTS COME UP TO ME WITH A LOOK OF WONDER, AND THEY WOULD SAY 'MARK, WHAT'S IT LIKE TO LIVE IN AMERICA?' AND I JUST REALLY WOKE UP AND I REALIZED THAT ALL THE INCREDIBLE FREEDOMS AND LIBERTIES THAT WE ENJOY IN AMERICA DON'T RISE LIKE THE SUN ON THE REST OF THE WORLD EVERY DAY.))
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In the state senate, Earley led to victory an 18 year effort to require parental notification for teenagers getting abortions.
He won bi-partisan fans, shepherding a welfare reform compromise through the legislature.
His oratorical power and low key style made him an effective ally of George Allen.
He clearly winces at the failure of his political partner Jim Gilmore to get a budget passed this year.
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((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: YOU REALLY HAVE TO LEAD BY REMEMBERING WHO YOUR PARTNERS ARE.))
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((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: SO NO GOVERNOR IS ANY MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN THEIR ABILITY TO WORK WITH THE LEGISLATURE TO GET 21 VOTES IN THE SENATE. 51 VOTES IN THE HOUSE.))
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As Attorney General, a mixed courtroom record is not his proudest accomplishment.
Recruiting 4,000 new mentors for young people is.
A little surgery to fix a droopy eyelid and some new contact lenses were the final touches on his road to the top.


This fall, much of his record and style were set aside to tout one issue: his resolute promise to hold the line on taxes.
Virginians will take the measure of the candidate in one week.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))


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A Campbell County native is realizing her dream to bring Southern hospitality to people needing a break from their big-city lifestyles.
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The Merritt- Hutchinson resort near Lynch Station holds its official ribbon-cutting today.
The 700- acre project includes conference facilities, luxury suites and restaurants.. all with a rural touch.
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((ANN HUTCHINSON/RESORT DEVELOPER: I THINK THERE IS ALWAYS A MARKET FOR THIS KIND OF PROPERTY, BUT OF COURSE WE ARE AFFECTED TO A DEGREE BY WHAT HAPPENS IN THE OVERALL ECONOMY. BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO STILL WANT TO GET AWAY AND NEED TO GET AWAY FROM THE BIG CITIES AND JUST DO NOTHING, COME OUT AND DO NOTHING.))
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The project is located on land that's been in Hutchinson's family for more than 130 years.
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The group trying to save Roanoke's Grandin Theater turned to the city for help yesterday. We'll have the details,


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Also we'll see how the Rockettes are getting ready to kick off the Holiday season, as the City of New York continues to recover from the events of September 11th.
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The group that wants to save a Roanoke landmark is asking the city of Roanoke for help.
Yesterday, the non-profit Grandin Theater Foundation requested 500- thousand dollars over five years.
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The theater is now scheduled to close November 12th... and supporters say they need to raise one-point two million dollars to acquire the property and pay for renovations.
The foundation is requesting an initial contribution of 100-thousand dollars, and 80-thousand dollars a year for five years.
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((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: FOR HISTORIC, CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC REASONS, I WOULD SUBMIT TO YOU THAT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE CITY TO CONSIDER BEING A PARTNER WITH THE GRANDIN THEATER FOUNDATION IN SAVING THE GRANDIN THEATER. NOW THAT'S THE SERMON. NOW I'M GOING TO PASS THE OFFERING PLATE. ))
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Mayor Ralph Smith said he wants to keep the theater open... but questions the 400-thousand dollar cost of acquiring the landmark.
Council members took no action yesterday, but asked the city manager to develop more detailed plans so they can make a decision soon.
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The sense of normalcy and the approaching holiday season both moved a little closer to New York today.
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The city is making way for animals that take part in the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Since 1933, Radio City Music Hall, along with the Rockettes have thrilled audiences in this holiday event.
Organizers say this year will be no different.
The arrival of the show is welcomed as New Yorkers struggle to carry-on with their normal lives after last month's terrorist attacks.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 144 points.

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Still to come... The Roanoke Valley Sports Club welcomed a former NFL Coach into town last night..
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And for Halloween, the Express traded its hockey shirts for leotards..... We'll tell you all about the boys' night out, later in sports.
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Bobby Ross was welcomed into town by the Roanoke Valley Sports Club last night.
Ross, who now lives in Lexington, told News 7 this summer he quit coaching in the NFL for health reasons - stating that the fans in Detroit were sick of him. Last night, we asked him if he might consider coming out of his current state of retirement.
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Ross's son Kevin is an assistant coach at UVa.
Bobby has had fun keeping up with him this season, and keeping an eye on the Maryland Terrapins under first year head coach Ralph (FREE-jihn) Friedgen. Ross coached the Terps from 1982-1986, and in the process, won back to back to back ACC titles. Not coincidentally, (FREE-jihn) Friedgen was Ross's right hand man during that stretch.
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The Big South men's and women's basketball will return to the Roanoke Civic Center February 27th for the second straight year.
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Yesterday, the conference held it's annual men's and women's media day.
Radford center Andrey (sahv-CHEN-ko) Savtchenko is the preseason men's conference player of the year pick.
His Highlanders were selected 2nd in the pre season poll, Liberty was chosen fifth and Winthrop number one.
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Liberty's Michelle Fricke is the pre season women's player of the year pick.
Her Flames are also the favorite to win the conference, while Radford, under first year coach Kristen Holt, is picked to finish last.
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It was boy's night out for the Roanoke Express team members, and THIS time they REALLY let their hair down!
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Lee Hi Bowling Lanes in Salem were taken over last night as the Express players and coaches showed up in their Halloween Costumes a couple of nights early. Head coach Perry Florio showed up dressed as a jockey, while his assistant Mark Bernard, was a race horse. But not one costume from the vast array on display could top the US Olympic women's gymnastic, led by center Mike Peron.
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