Anthrax is found in two mail boxes at a post office branch at the Pentagon.
On Capitol Hill, a major House office building has re-opened after traces of anthrax were discovered three weeks ago.
And the Bahamas are taking a beating from Hurricane Michelle.
We'll have the latest.
As parts of Florida get some heavy rain we remain dry and that trend will continue...I'll have your forecast....
Stay tuned--News 7 at noon is next.
More anthrax-- this time the deadly bacteria is found inside the Pentagon AND in New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's office.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A post office branch located inside the Pentagon is closed today, after the discovery of anthrax.
The facility has been de- contaminated, and officials say further tests have come up negative.
Meanwhile, life is getting back to normal at the Longworth building in the Capitol Hill complex.
Most of the building re- opened today.
It was closed last month after an anthrax-tainted letter was sent to a Senate office building.
Meanwhile, differing opinions regarding exactly how LONG the war in Afghanistan will last.
Defense Secretary Rumsfeld is backing away from earlier warnings that the war is going to take
The Taliban, however, says it will.
Aleen Sirgany joins us now from Washington with an update.
[LIVE=Sirgany /FULL NEWSPATH]
[SUPER=141-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
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[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/Defense Secretary;]
[OUT Q=back to you.]
((ANTHRAX HAS NOW BEEN DISCOVERED INSIDE THE PENTAGON.
TWO MAIL BOXES IN A POST OFFICE INSIDE THE NATIONS MILITARY
HEADQUARTERS TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE BACTERIA.
WHILE ITS UNKNOWN HOW THE POST BOXES WERE CONTAMINATED, THE PENTAGON
FACILITY RECEIVES ITS MAIL FROM WASHINGTONS BRENTWOOD POST OFFICE WHICH
WAS SHUT DOWN AFTER SPORES WERE FOUND THERE AND TWO EMPLOYEES DIED FROM
ON CAPITOL HILL, WORKERS RETURNED TO THE LONGWORTH HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE WEEKS BUT THE HART SENATE BUILDING
....CONTAMINATE BY MAIL SENT TO SENATOR TOM DASCHELE OFFICE .. REMAINS
CLOSED AS HAZ MAT TEAMS STERILIZE THE QUARTERS.
IN NEW YORK, ANTHRAX WAS DISCOVERED IN MAYOR RUDI GIULIANIS OFFICE.
IT'S BELIEVED TO HAVE COME FROM A VIDEOTAPE SENT FROM NBC. THE MAYORS
OFFICE BELIEVES IT TO BE A CASE CROSS CONTAMINATION FROM THE THE
TELEVISION STATION ....AND NOT A NEW CASE.
MEANWHILE IN AFGHANISTAN, U-S FORCES ARE TARGETING TALIBAN HILLTOP
POSITIONS TO THE NORTH AND SOUTH OF KABUL.
WHILE VISITING INDIA, DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD SAID MILITARY
STRIKES WOULD PROBABLY NOT LAST FOR YEARS AS EARLIER PREDICTED.
(SOT) DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY
10:11:50 NP FEED each day weve been engaged in this
since..effectiveness of it.
THE TALIBAN DISAGREES, CLAIMING TODAY THAT THE WAR WILL BE A LONG ONE.
AND THEY CLAIM TO HAVE HANDED OVER THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN CITIZEN TO
THE RED CROSS.
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[GRAPHIC=Sen. John Warner]
President Bush's national security adviser says the U.S. will not halt or weaken its military campaign during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Senator John Warner is backing the Bush administration on the decision.
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[IN Q=You go back to the history]
((SEN. JOHN WARNER: YOU GO BACK IN THE HISTORY OF THAT PART OF THE WORLD AND I'VE STUDIED IT MANY TIMES, A LOT OF THE TOUGHEST FIGHTING WAS INITIATED BY THE MUSLIMS THEMSELVES IN BATTLES YEARS GONE, IN RAMADAN.))
[OUT Q=years gone, in Ramadan]
Warner is a member of the Armed Services Committee.
When asked if he thought the war was going well or if it was time for full ground troops, Warner said he'll leave that
decision up to our military leaders.[AM-Warner]
It's the bottom of the ninth, and Democrats are looking for a home run.
That was the pitch from former Dukes of Hazard Star Ben Jones this morning at a Warner rally in downtown Roanoke.
Leading off, Attorney General candidate Donald McEachin who is hoping for a Democratic sweep tomorrow.
Batting second is lieutenant governor candidate Tim Kaine.
He promised local law enforcement today that help is on the way.
And the Gubernatorial candidate is batting clean up. Mark Warner, is playing off of Republican mistakes.
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[IN Q=We're about campaigned]
((MARK WARNER: WE'RE ABOUT CAMPAIGNED OUT, BUT WE'RE READY TO MAKE SURE THAT VIRGINIA NEVER HAS TO GO THROUGH ANOTHER BUDGET IMPASSE. WE'RE READY FOR A GOOD SOUND BUDGET AND WE WILL ONCE AGAIN BE VIEWED AS THE BEST MANAGED STATE IN THE COUNTRY.))
[OUT Q=in the country.]
Warner had a game plan today to bring over some Southwest Virginia undecideds... the Bluegrass Brothers.
Warner, Kaine and McEachin plan to make a sweep all across the state to rally support today.
Mark Earley says it's the bottom of the ninth inning. This morning, the Republican candidate for Governor urged his supporters in Roanoke to bring the election home.
Earley visited GOP headquarters in downtown Roanoke with Governor Gilmore and the rest of the ticket, Jay Katzen and Jerry Kilgore.
He told supporters not to believe polls that show Mark Warner with a significant lead.
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[IN Q=The polls aren't right]
((MARK EARLEY: THE POLLS AREN'T RIGHT. IT'S JUST LIKE THE FOLKS WHO GO TO BED AT THE END OF THESE WORLD SERIES GAMES. THEY TURN THE TV OFF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE 8TH INNING. THEY DON'T REMEMBER THERE'S A NINTH INNING.))
[SUPER=401-Mark Earley/(R) Candidate for Governor; ]
[OUT Q=there's a ninth inning.]
Earley says that when he first ran for the State Senate, and again when he ran for Attorney General, he was down
in the polls, but ultimately won the elections.[11Car-Tax]
[GRAPHIC=Gov. Jim Gilmore]
Governor Gilmore now admits the car tax phase-out could be in jeopardy.
Gilmore says it's too soon to tell whether a sharp decline in Virginia's economy will hurt the state's ability to complete the elimination of the car tax next year.
But the Governor says the state's economic woes will make that task difficult.
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[IN Q=Virginia's economy had gone down]
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: VIRGINIA'S ECONOMY HAD GONE DOWN ALONG WITH THE 49 STATES ALONG WITH THE UNITED STATES. IT LOOK LIKE IT WAS BEGINNING TO TURN AND THEN THE ATTACK OCCURED. AND NOW VIRGINIA HAS LOST 1.2 BILLION'S IN REVNENUES. WE HAVE HAD ONE OF OUR MAJOR AIRPORTS CLOSED AND IT HAS BEEN A SERIOUS ECONOMIC DOWNTURN THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.))
[OUT Q=doubt about that]
Gilmore says the state must meet certain triggers this year before implementing the final phase-out of the car tax.
Optical Cable Corporation gives a peek at its quarterly sales report and a 5 percent jump in the company's stock price is quick to follow.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]
The Roanoke County fiber optic manufacturer reported today that net sales exceeded 60 million dollars -- that's nearly three million more than last year.
The company adopted a so-called "Shareholder Rights Plan" -- a tactic that makes Optical Cable less appealing as a possible takeover target.
Optical Cable's share price is up six cents from Friday.
All this while President Bob Kopstein is at a financial conference in California, in search of potential investors.
The Bahamas are now feeling the wrath of Hurricane Michelle and its 85-mile-an-hour winds.
But the storm has lost some of its power from yesterday, when it slammed into Cuba.
Jennifer Jones reports from South Florida.
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[SUPER=01-Alex Penelas/Miami-Dade County Mayor;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Miami.]
SOUTH FLORIDA DODGED A BULLET, THIS TIME. MICHELLE BRUSHED THE
SUNSHINE STATE EARLY THIS MORNING....DUMPING PLENTY OF RAIN, WHIPPING UP
THE WINDS AND SURF.....BUT NOT CAUSING ANY CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE.
SOT: Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas
"IT'S GOOD REMINDER THAT WE ALWAYS HAVE TO BE PREPARED AND THAT THE
HURRICANE SEASON LASTS TO THE END OF NOVEMBER."
FURTHER SOUTH IN THE KEYS...RESIDENTS WILL BE RETURNING TO THEIR HOMES
TODAY. AS A PRECAUTION, A MANDATORY EVACUATION WAS ORDERED SUNDAY FOR
THE STRING OF ISLANDS. OFFICIALS WERE WORRIED HEAVY RAINS AND HIGH SEAS
COULD HAVE FLOODED, US-1...THE ONLY ROAD IN AND OUT OF THE KEYS.
(NATZ OF SURF)
MICHELLE HIT CUBA MUCH HARDER OVER THE WEEKEND. WINDS TOPPING 120 MILES
PER HOUR AND A STORM SURGE OF OVER 20 FEET FORCED THE EVACUATION OF
750,000 PEOPLE. AUTHORITIES SHUT DOWN POWER FOR MUCH OF THE ISLAND....
AND THOUSANDS STILL REMAIN IN THE DARK. WITH COMMUNICATIONS UNRELIABLE,
THE EXTENT OF DAMAGE STILL ISN'T KNOWN.
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Still ahead, dozens of people are injured after an irate passenger causes a bus to crash in Arizona...
... and the West Wing was the big winner at the Emmy awards last night. We'll have that and more coming up in just a few minutes. Stay with us.
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State police say an Arizona man may have been mentally unstable when he tried to grab the steering wheel of a Greyhound bus.
[SUPER=03-Near Phoenix, AZ;]
It happened yesterday, just outside Phoenix.
Charles George faces 37 counts of aggravated assault.
The bus went out of control at 70- miles-per hour, then rolled over on the freeway.
33 people were injured, one of them critically.
Authorities say George apparently became angry at the bus driver
after being told to put out a cigarette.
Israeli tanks and troops have finished their pullout from the West Bank.
[SUPER=03-Qalqilya, West Bank;]
The withdrawal went on, despite yesterday's Palestinian attack in
Jerusalem that killed two teenagers.
A Palestinian gunman sprayed an Israeli bus with automatic rifle
fire, before two police officers and a civilian shot and killed him.
Israel sent forces into parts of six West Bank towns the day
after Palestinian militants assassinated an Israeli Cabinet minister.
The U-S government had repeatedly demanded that Israel follow through with the West Bank pull-out.
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Still to come on News 7 at Noon, the New York Yankees were snakebitten last night by the Arizona Diamondbacks... Highlights of game 7 are just ahead.
and the Harry Potter movie won't be in theaters for about two weeks, but a select star- studded group has already gotten a sneak peek. We'll have that and more in just a few minutes.
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Hollywood's patience apparently paid off--
After TWO postponements, the Emmy awards went off without a hitch last night.
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To the T-V audience, the show looked as glamorous as it usually does, but it was in a much smaller theatre with much more security.
Host Ellen Degeneres used humor to break the ice--
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[IN Q=Welcome to the]
((ELLEN DEGENERES/EMMYS HOST: WELCOME TO THE 53rd, 54th, and 55th Emmy Awards. ))
[SUPER=01-Ellen Degeneres/Emmys Host;]
[OUT Q=emmy awards]
This year's show did, however, have a more serious tone-- with a tribute to one of the creators of the show, "Frasier" who died in the World Trade Center attack.
As for the big winners-- "The West Wing" won best drama.
James Gandolfini and Edie Falco of ``The Sopranos'' won for best
actor and actress in a drama.
And H-B-O's ``Sex and the City'' won for best comedy.
In London, the long- awaited "Harry Potter" film had the audience spellbound at its premiere last night.
Meanwhile, fans in the U-S are still waiting.
The film doesn't open here until next week.
Mark Phillips reports.
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[SUPER=03-London, England; :04]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Radcliffe/"Harry Potter"; :10]
[SUPER=01-J.K. Rowling/Author; :52]
[SUPER=01-Mark Phillips/CBS News; :58]
[OUT Q=Mark Phillips, CBS news, London.]
On Wall Street at Noon,
, the Dow was up 102 points. Nasdaq was up 40 points.
[SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
Still to come in sports .. Arizona slides past New York in game 7 to be crowned the 2001 World Series champs..
And .. Washington gets its hands on its third straight win.
We'll have highlights coming up.
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Arizona is the 2001 World Series Champs.
The Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees 3 to 2, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/FOX SPORTS; :]
The Diamondbacks gave Schilling the lead in the bottom of the sixth.
Danny Bautista sends this Clemen's fast ball into the gap at right centerfield for a double, scoring Steve Finley from first.
Arizona led 1 to nothing.
But the Yankees rallied in the top of the seventh, with Derek Jeter on third.
Tino Martinez hits a single to right.
Jeter scores to tie the score at 1.
Then in the top of the 8-th, Alphonso Soriano gets all of this Schilling pitch and sends it over the left field wall to make it 2 to 1 Yankees until the bottom of the Ninth.
But with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth, Luis Gonzalez pops this Mariano Rivera pitch over the infield scoring Jay Bell.
And the Diamondbacks win the World Series 3 to 2.
The Washington Redskins have improved their record by winning another game.
Yesterday at Fed Ex field, the Skins downed the Seattle Seahawks 27 to 14.
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/CBS SPORTS; :]
Tony Banks got it started in the first quarter when he hooked up with Walter Rasby for this 7 yard T-D pass to make it 7 to nothing.
Seattle came right back.
Shawn Alexander takes the handoff and scores on the 41 yard run to make the score 7 to 7 still in the first quarter.
Stephen Davis rushed for 142 yards and this 1 yard T-D in the first quarter.
The Redskins took a 20 to 7 lead at the half.
Then the Redskins opened the second half with Banks going to the air and hitting Michael Westbrook over the middle on the 14 yard pass. The Skins led 27 to 7.
The Seahawks attempted a comeback in the second half.
But this Trent Dilfer T-D pass to Darrrel Jackson was not enough Washington wins it 27 to 14.
The Giants kept pace in the N-F-C East. Morten Andersen's 42 yard field goal in overtime gave the Giants a 27 to 24 win over Dallas.
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/FOX SPORTS; :]
The Giants enter Giant Stadium just before the kickoff.
Dallas dominated the first half.
Mario Edwards picks off this Kerry Collins pass, picks up his blockers along the sideline, and takes it 71 yards for the touchdown.
The Cowboys took a 24 to 7 lead at the half.
But the Giants rallied--
Collins rolls out and hits Ike Hilliard on this 9 yard touchdown pass play.
The game was tied at 24 to 24 at the end of the fourth quarter.
Then a little over 7 minutes into overtime Andersen boots the 42 yard field goal.
The Giants get the 27 to 24 win in overtime.
Virginia Tech's 38-to-7 loss to Pittsburg on Saturday marks the first time the Hokies have lost 2 straight games since 1997.
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With the loss, the Hokies continue to fall in the College Football polls.
Tech drops to 22-nd in the coaches poll and 23-rd in the Associated Press poll.
Tech will travel to Philadelphia next weekend for a game with the Temple Owls.
Taking the lead late in the race .. Joe Nemechek holds off the field to win the Pop Secret 400 at the Rock.
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/TNT SPORTS; :]
Last week's winner, Jeff Burton, was battling a tight car.
He was on the move from the 23-rd spot.
Kenny Wallace led the first 31 laps.
But on lap 61, Tony Stewart blew by him to take the lead in the race.
Jeff Gordon worked his way into the top 10 before he stopped for gas and tires.
Kenny Wallace came back--
He was riding in a group of cars, but he was the leader at the halfway mark of the race.
Curt Busch in car Number 97 was working his way to the front.
He was the leader after 302 laps.
Nemechek was running second.
Rusty Wallace was trying to get to the front, but with 33 laps to go, he was in the 26-th position.
Nemechek took the lead with over 90 laps to go and he held off Kenny Wallace to win the Pop Secret 400 for his second Winston Cup win.
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[IN Q="Today, we...]
[SUPER=01-Joe Nemechek/Pop Secret 400 Winner; :]
[OUT Q=....awesome today."]
Kenny Wallace was second, followed by Johnny Benson, Dale Jarrett and Jerry Nadeau.