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Minority leaders in Lynchburg speak out after a woman is shot less than a mile away from where a safety summit was being held.
We'll hear their suggestions to fight crime in the area.
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And Henry County now has a new administrator.
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Clouds and showers arrive across the region all ahead of tropical storm Isidore...how much rain could we see.....I'll tell you in the forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Dramatic cuts in state spending are on the way.
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Good afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.

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Governor Mark Warner today says balancing the state's budget is going to involve painful choices.
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Warner is currently reviewing the 295 separate budget-cutting plans submitted by state agencies on Friday.
The governor says some of the plans are too general or unacceptable.
In the end, he says all state agencies will experience cuts of at least five percent.
Some will be asked to reduce their budgets by more than 15 percent.
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The governor says his staff is still reviewing the more than 2,000 pages submitted.
Warner says he will announce the cuts on October 15th.
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Minority leaders in Lynchburg say NOW is the time to take action against gang-related violence that's been plaguing the city for months.
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Members of the local chapter of the National Action Network met in front of 1003 Pierce Street this morning, the site of a shooting Monday night.
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20-year-old Antoinette Watkins was shot in the arm during what police say was a gang dispute over territory.
Leaders are calling for an increased police presence in inner-city neighborhoods.
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((GARNELL STAMPS/NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK: THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG, THE CITY LEADERS, THE CITY COUNCIL, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND OTHERS WOULD NOT TOLERATE THE CONTINUED PRESENCE OF DRUG- DEALERS AND CRIMINALS AND YOUNG PEOPLE RUNNING RAMPANT IN THE COMMUNITY IF THIS HAD HAPPENED IN PEAKLAND OR BOONSBORO.))
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Stamps also wants the city to help provide more recreational activities for inner-city children.
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[Summerlin]


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Henry County has a new administrator.
He's HARDLY a new face.
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Benny Summerlin has been acting county administrator since Sid Clower was suspended in March, then fired in June for embezzlement. Summerlin came up through the ranks.
A Martinsville High School grad, Summerlin began working for the county as a sheriff's deputy in 1981, became public safety director in 1985, and was named deputy County Administrator in 1996.
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He'll start at 100-thousand dollars a year, but is due for a raise to 110-thousand next July.

[Isidore]


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Tropical Storm Isidore is starting to bear down on the Gulf Coast--
But some forecasters say it's unlikely the storm will become a hurricane again before hitting land.
Stacy Case is in New Orleans with the latest.
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LOCATOR: (NEW ORLEANS, LA)
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ISIDORE IS A NUISANCE-- BLOWING WIND AND RAIN MAKE GETTING TO WORK HARD FOR THESE NEW ORLEANS RESIDENTS. SO FAR, THEY'RE JUST GLAD IT'S NOT GOING TO MAKE LANDFALL AS A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE-- AS ONCE PREDICTED.
THE STREETS HERE ARE LESS CROWDED THAN USUAL. MOST PEOPLE HEEDING THE ADVICE OF EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. GO HOME AND STAY THERE. HURRICANE OR NOT-- IT'S GOING TO GET NASTY.

SOT-- MAX MAYFIELD, NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER


SOME SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED AND SOME COASTAL RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN TOLD TO EVACUATE AS ISIDORE CHURNS TOWARD LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI.

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TUESDAY, SHRIMPERS BEGAN BRINGING IN THEIR BOATS. THE WATERS TOO ROUGH TO WORK.
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FROM PARTS OF FLORIDA, TO MISSISSIPPI TO TEXAS-- PEOPLE ARE BOARDING UP. THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE STORM'S DIRECT PATH ARE PACKING UP AND GOING TO SHELTERS. IN THE FRENCH QUARTER, BUSINESS IS DEAD. THE HOT SOUVENIR RIGHT NOW? PONCHOS.

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Authorities say at least seven people were shot and killed today at a Christian charity in Pakistan.
Another victim was critically injured.
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Police say two gunmen burst into the offices of the Institute for peace and Justice.
They say the men tied the victims to chairs and taped their mouths shut before shooting them point- blank in the head.
All seven of the dead are identified as Pakistani Christians.
The shooting is the latest in a series of attacks against Christians and Westerners, since Pakistan's government sided with the U-S led war on terror.
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Witnesses say U-S troops have landed in Ivory Coast.
They're on a mission to rescue Americans, who are trapped in the West African nation's worst-ever uprising.
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Two U-S cargo planes landed in an area that served as a staging ground for a French rescue mission earlier today.

French troops say they've secured a missionary school.
Some 200 foreigners had been trapped there, including 100 American children.
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America's allies now better understand the threat from Iraq.
That's the opinion of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld after a U-S briefing for NATO allies today.
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Rumsfeld says NATO must build a new military strike force for the war on terror, as well as other challenges worldwide.
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((DONALD RUMSFELD/U. S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE:THIS ALLIANCE HAS COME A LONG DISTANCE SINCE LAST SEPTEMBER 11. IT IS UNIFIED WITH RESPECT TO THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM AND IT'S UNDERSTANDING OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AND TERRORIST NETWORKS AS THE MOST SERIOUS THREAT TO THE ALLIANCE. ))
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Meanwhile, the German defense minister didn't attend the meeting-- and Rumsfeld reportedly wasn't happy about that.
Germany's chancellor was just re-elected after opposing U-S action against Iraq.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will look a the problems parents face as they try to make sure children take their medication while at school,
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Plus firefighters in California have their hands full, as an out of control wildfire doubles in size overnight.
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Carilion Health System says it is getting out of the health insurance business.
It wants to sell Carilion Health Plans. That division owns and manages employer sponsored health plans affecting more than 21-thousand patients in Southwest Virginia.
That's just one of several changes the company plans to make in light of rising health care costs.
Carilion says it'll eliminate 43 positions- most of which are already vacant.
The company says very few people will actually lose their jobs. Also, selected capital improvement projects will be delayed, but the expansion at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital will continue as scheduled.
In the meantime, Carilion Health Plans says it will generally continue to operate as usual, as it looks for a new buyer.

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In America's schools, children don't just gather at lunchtime--
They often meet at the nurse's office to receive their daily regimen of medication.
A new report says that one in two children is currently taking a prescription medicine.
And spending on prescription drugs for kids has grown 85- percent over the past five years.
Joining us this afternoon to talk more about this trend is Doctor Louis Cooper.
He's President of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Good Afternoon, Doctor Cooper.

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(What do you think is causing this dramatic increase in prescription drug use among children?)



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nefits?)

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Thanks for joining us today, Doctor Cooper.
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Coming up next, Leo will let us known if Isidore will help fill up local reservoirs,
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and we'll have the story of a remarkable man who was able to survive being adrift at sea for months.
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Roanoke County's School Board and Board of Supervisors have agreed to let five school construction projects move forward.
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County officials estimate they'll have about 20- million dollars for the second phase of the school construction program.
Last night, the school board voted to authorize architectural and engineering work on five projects-- including Mountain View Elementary, Herman L. Horn Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, South County stadium proposals, and Northside High.
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((BILL IRVIN/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE'VE GOT COST ESTIMATES FROM OUR OWN CONSTRUCTION FOLKS AND WE FEEL THEY'RE FAIRLY ACCURATE, BUT UNTIL WE GET THEM FROM ARCHITECTS WE DON'T KNOW FOR SURE. SO, WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT, COME BACK TO THE SUPERVISORS AND MAKE A RECOMMENDATION AT THAT TIME, BUT THAT WILL BE SOME MONTHS DOWN THE ROAD.))
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The board is considering renovations to Bogle Field for Cave Spring High School, and construction of a new stadium for Hidden Valley High School on Merriman Road, or at some other site.
Officials want to see cost estimates before approving one or both of those proposals.
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A wildfire just northeast of Los Angeles has more than doubled in size since yesterday-- forcing residents to evacuate.
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So far, it's destroyed more than 40 structures, and burned nearly 20- thousand acres.
It's also forced the closing of the Angeles National Forest.
Nearly two thousand firefighters are out battling the blaze.
Officials aren't sure what caused the fire, but say they've ruled out barbecues or campfires.
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Here's the story of a real SURVIVOR--
A man lost at sea lived off seagulls and turtles.
His journey began in Long Beach, California.
Three-and-a-half months later, he was discovered off Costa Rica, adrift in his sailboat.
Jennifer Sabih reports.
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[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [9/25/2002] [TWO SHOT]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 72 points. The NASDAQ has gained 17.
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Coming up next in sports...we'll see how Virginia Tech is planning to buck the Broncos,
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And Nascar driver Tony Stewart says he's changing lanes, after being cleared of assault charges...
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Tony Stewart has been cleared of assault charges. A Sullivan County, Tennessee Grand Jury decided that there was insufficient evidence to indict Stewart on the charge that he shoved a West Virginia woman out of his way at the Bristol night race.
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Stewart says he can now focus on the remaining eight Winston Cup races, and his season- ending push.
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The Hokies head north this weekend to take on Western Michigan. Tech is hoping that its second meeting with the Broncos will be as successful as last year, when they shut them out 31- to- nothing. But as Mike Stevens tells us, Frank Beamer and one of his players hope to have their steps down on Saturday.
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