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Authorities have confirmed last night's fatal shooting outside a Home Depot store IS connected to the recent string of sniper shootings.
A live report, straight ahead.
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And two men are questioned in connection with the nightclub bombing in Indonesia.

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Rain's heading our way and temperatures aren't warming up...I'll have your forecast.....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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The serial sniper terrorizing suburban Washington struck again last night.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A 47- year- old woman has become the serial sniper's ninth victim.
A source say she's an F-B-I employee, but adds there's no indication that she was targeted because of her job. .
She was shot and killed as she loaded packages into her car outside a Home Depot store in Falls Church.
But police say this time, they have more information than they've had in the past-- including license plate numbers from vehicles leaving the scene.
Authorities say they're especially looking for a light- colored Chevy Astro van with a ladder roof and a tail light out.
Teri Okita is in Rockville, Maryland this afternoon, and joins us now with an update.
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(( IT WAS A BRAZEN ATTACK IN A CROWDED SHOPPING AREA IN VIRGINIA. WITH JUST ONE SHOT, THE SNIPER KILLED 47-YEAR-OLD LINDA FRANKLIN NEAR A HOME DEPOT STORE.

(Super: Chief Thomas Manger/Fairfax County, VA Police)
SOT: Ballistics evidence has conclusively linked this case to the other

murders in the area.
TRACK: REPORTS ARE THE CAUCASIAN WOMAN WAS WITH HER HUSBAND LOADING BAGS INTO THEIR CAR WHEN SHE WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD.
TRACK: WITHIN MINUTES, POLICE RUSHED IN TO CREATE A DRAGNET TRYING TO CUT-OFF ESCAPE ROUTES, BUT AGAIN, THE METHODICAL SNIPER APPEARS TO HAVE CHOSEN HIS LOCATION VERY CAREFULLY. MAJOR ROADS WITH QUICK AND EASY ACCESS SURROUND THE SHOPPING AREA, AND THE SUSPECT OR SUSPECTS GOT AWAY.
TRACK: CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED A WITNESS MAY HAVE SEEN THE SNIPER JUMP OUT OF HIS VEHICLE, TAKE THE SHOT, AND DRIVE-OFF. WITNESSES DESCRIBE IT AS A LIGHT-COLORED CHEVY ASTRO VAN WITH A LADDER ROOF AND ONE DISTINGUISHING FEATURE.

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Looking for left tail-light. Didnt appear to be cracked. Just not functioning.
TRACK: THEY ALSO HAVE A PARTIAL LICENSE PLATE NUMBER AND WITH FAR MORE WITNESSES AT THIS CRIME SCENE THAN THE OTHER 11, POLICE FEEL CONFIDENT THEY HAVE A STRONG INVESTIGATION.))

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The Henry County's 9-1-1 system shut down this morning.
The emergency communications center lost telephone service.
Authorities say anyone who needs to summon police, fire or rescue should call one of two numbers: either the Martinsville Police Department at 656-5300, or the Henry County sheriff's office at 656-4200.

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Indonesian officials have interrogated a security guard and another man in the nightclub bombing investigation.


The leader of a group linked to al-Qaida has also agreed to be questioned.
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Police have questioned dozens of people in connection with Saturday's bombing, but they say only two have had information directly related to the attack.
Meanwhile, two Americans were among the 180 people who died in the explosion.
Survivor Steve Cabler saw his friend killed.
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((STEVE CABLER/BOMBING SURVIVOR:IT WAS JUST A LIVING HELL. AN INFERNO. I SAW YOUNG GIRLS BURNING TO DEATH. I SAW MY FRIEND GET ENGULFED BY THE ROOF THAT COLLAPSED. IT MISSED ME BY ABOUT TWO INCHES. AND IT WAS JUST AN ABSOLUTE INFERNO. ))

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Cabler says he was in the nightclub to celebrate his friend's 41st birthday.
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An apparent false alarm today at the U-S Embassy in Paris--
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An anonymous call triggered a bomb alert.
French authorities cordoned off the embassy, as two police teams searched the building.
No evidence of a bomb was found.
Last year, the embassy was the alleged target of a foiled suicide bombing plot by Islamic extremists.
About a dozen people were arrested in connection with the case.
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In Italy, the emergency was very REAL, as an apparent murder- suicide leaves eight people dead.
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Authorities say a security guard shot and killed his ex-wife and six other family members and neighbors today before turning the gun on himself
The victims were all adults, and were found in two adjacent apartments.
Early reports indicate the gunman used four weapons, and that as many as 40 bullets were spent.
No word on a motive.
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Governor Mark Warner is expected to say tonight how much he will cut from the state budget.
Yesterday, he responded to comments made by Republican Delegate Morgan Griffith that he lacks leadership.
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Last week Griffith said Warner is taking too long to announce budget cuts and layoffs.
The governor says the state's budget crisis should not be a partisan issue.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I GUESS IT WAS TOO MUCH TO EXPECT THAT EVEN WITH THIS ENORMOUS CHALLENGE THAT EVERYBODY WOULD PUT ASIDE THE KIND OF OLD FASHIONED PARTISAN POLITICS.))
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Warner will announce the first round of his budget cuts this evening in a statewide address.
At least one thousand state workers are expected to lose their jobs as a result of the two billion dollar budget shortfall.
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You can see the Governor's address tonight here on your Hometown Station beginning at 7-o-clock.
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Following the break, one of the men involved in a huge case of corporate insider trading pleads guilty.
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and more than a 130 people receive a scare, as the flight they are on receives a military escort. We'll have the details.
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Military jets escorted a United Airlines plane into Seattle- Tacoma International Airport last night.
United Flight 25 was coming in from New York, when the pilot reported that a suspicious package had been found under a seat.
136 people were on board the flight at the time.
Karen O'Leary has the story.
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A guilty plea from Imclone founder Sam (WAK'-suhl) Waksal could spell more trouble for his friend, Martha Stewart.
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(WAK- suhl) Waksal pleaded guilty this morning to securities fraud, bank fraud, and perjury.
It's the second guilty plea in the investigation of insider trading of ImClone stock.
Waksal's accused of tipping off family members that the company's stock was about to fall.
Stewart sold thousands of her own shares, but denies any wrongdoing.
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The ringing of cell phones will soon sound more like cash registers to the city of Salem.
Residents there will soon be charged extra for using their cellular phones. Last night, city council voted unanimously to implement a 3-dollar cell phone tax. The extra revenue will be used to help pay for renovations and additions at Andrew Lewis Middle School.
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City Manager Forest Jones says, until now, Salem residents have been fortunate to escape the tax.
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((FOREST JONES/SALEM CITY MANAGER: WE'RE THE LAST, PROBABLY ONE OF THE LAST LOCALITIES IN VIRGINIA TO ADOPT THIS TAX. I'M SURE ALL THE OTHER VALLEY LOCALITIES HAVE A CELL PHONE TAX SO IT'S NOTHING MORE THAN WE'RE COMING IN LINE.))
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Renovations to Andrew Lewis Middle School will also be paid for by an increase in the car-decal fee, an increase in the lodging tax and Salem's new cigarette tax which will go into effect in December.

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The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors has selected the next person to join its ranks.
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Last night, the board picked Mike Altizer to fill the seat vacated by Harry Nickens.
During the last election, Altizer actually ran against Nickens and garnered what Chairman Butch Church thought was impressive support.
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Mike Altizer was selected from 5 applicants.
The board hopes to have him sworn in by November First.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will tell you what is the scariest thing facing Halloween retailers.
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Also if you think preparing for a wedding is something scary, you need to meet this couple.
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Last year the events of September 11th proved scarier than anything Halloween could offer.
With the holiday coming so close to the tragedy, not many people felt like celebrating.
That hit some retailers hard as Halloween accounts for much of their profits. So now over a year later are people still too haunted to celebrate?
Business Reporter Rachel Cannon takes a look.
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((NATS 3:14:33 "THAT'S SCARLET WITH THE HAT UP THERE." Irene Timko has been in the Halloween business for more than 15-years. She's even sewn some of the 2-hundred rental costumes Dance Etc. offers to customers. Talking about last year's sales, she says it "just didn't work out."
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((IRENE TIMKO/DANCE ETC.; EVERYBODY WAS SCARED THEY WOULDN'T LET THEIR CHILDREN GO TRICK OR TREATING OR STAYED AT HOME OR WENT TO CHURCHES.))
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But it looks like people are getting back into playing dress up. Timko says children's costume sales are much better and that rentals are picking up.
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((IT STILL MIGHT NOT BE AS GOOD AS IT WAS THE YEAR BEFORE THAT BUT IT LOOKS LIKE ITS GOING TO BE PRETTY GOOD.))
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((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; WHEN YOU THINK OF HALLOWEEN YOU THINK OF KIDS GETTING DRESSED UP IN COSTUMES AND GOING OUT TRICK OR TREATING BUT SALES OUT OF THIS STORE SHOW THAT ADULTS ALSO WANT TO GET DRESSED AND GO OUT TOO.))
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((AS FAR AS SPENDING MONEY IS NOT REALLY CHILDREN ITS THE ADULT THE ADULTS THAT SPEND MONEY ON THEMSELVES OR PARTIES))


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Candy Smith is going to skip the costume this year but says she doesn't want her daughter Kelsey to miss out on the trick or treat tradition.
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((CANDY SMITH/CUSTOMER; IF YOU GO TO NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE YOU ARE FAMILIAR AND STUFF LIKE THAT I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT BUT SOME PEOPLE PROBABLY STILL DO.))
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But even if some choose not to celebrate, it couldn't be any scarier than last. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Vinton.))


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A Florida couple was getting into the Halloween mood a little early this weekend.
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They took their wedding vows in a dungeon at Universal Studios Halloween Horror nights in Orlando.
The wedding party was made up of an assortment of ghouls.
They then spent the night in a special haunted room.
It was rigged with a bathroom with blood- red water and coffin beds.
The room literally had a few skeletons in the closet and unexpected visitors during the night.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 284 points. The NASDAQ has gained 52.

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Coming up after the break, America Online tries something new to bring in more customers.
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And in Sports, the World Series match- up will feature two unlikely teams... as the Giants knock out a win for the National League pennant.
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The San Francisco Giants have earned their first trip to the World Series since 1989.
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They beat the St. Louis Cardinals last night 2-to-1 in game five of the National League Championship Series. Kenny Lofton hit the pennant-winning single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, after scoring the game-tying run an inning earlier. The Giants will be at Anaheim on Saturday for game one of the World Series.
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On the grid-iron last night, the San Francisco 49ers are 4-and-1 after Terrell Owens snared two touchdown passes in a 28-to-21 win over Seattle. The Seahawks led by a point until Owens grabbed a 37-yard scoring strike from Jeff Garcia, with seven-46 remaining. Seahawks' quarterback Trent Dilfer threw two interceptions that set up San Francisco touchdowns. The Seahawks are now 1-and-4.
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The Virginia Cavaliers are on a five game winning streak- but Al Groh is still a little defensive about the team. The Cavs are ranked just 98th in the nation in total de-fense. Steve Mason says they should let their guard down a little because freshman linebacker Darryl Blackstock was named A-C-C defensive player of the week yesterday.
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((UVa's defense yielded 412 yards to Clemson Saturday but stopped the Tigers at crucial times and turned in perhaps its' best performance of the season. The Wahoos have a very simple defensive philosophy that after a slow start, seems to be kicking into gear. ((:))
Big things are happening for Blackstock. He recorded his sixth sack of the season against the Tigers and he is now f
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g he mastered in high school and then last year at Fork Union. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Blackstock is also fourth in the nation among freshman in tackles per game with 8 and he leads the ACC in all freshman defensive statistical categories and while he is confident he has room to improve. ((:))
Blackstock and his Cavaliers face the ACC's number one passing offense Saturday. North Carolina is averaging nearly 300 yards through the air a game. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

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The Rock is ready to reprise his famous movie role on your videogame console.
Also there is a new website for wine connoisseurs.
With that and more from the world of technotainment, here's Jody Davis.
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(( AMERICA ONLINE IS ADDING MORE FEATURES IN HOPES OF BOOSTING ITS ANEMIC CUSTOMER GROWTH RATE. IT'S ADDING A FEATURE WHERE CUSTOMERS CAN DEMO NEW VIDEOGAMES BEFORE THEY'RE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC. THE FIRST IS ELECTRONIC ARTS' "NEED FOR SPEED", WHERE PLAYERS RACE THE FIRST SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE FROM PORSCHE... THE CAYENNE.

OUR LATEST COOL WEBSITE IS FOR THE VINO LOVERS AMONG YOU.
IT'S THE WINE RADIO NETWORK... ONLINE.
THE NETWORK ISN'T MUCH OF A NETWORK... BUT IT DOES OFFER STREAMS OF ITS WEEKLY SHOWS.
THE HOST SHOULD BE FAMILIAR... HE'S THE FORMER CO-HOST AND WEATHERMAN FOR "GOOD MORNING AMERICA."
(NATS- "Welcome to the Wine Radio Network. I'm Spencer Christian and we have a very special program this week...")

TO ACCESS THE NETWORK... GO TO WWW DOT VINO DOT COM SLASH MEDIA, AND CLICK ON THE CONNECTION SPEED BEST FOR YOU.

DEVOTEES OF THE ROCK AND THE NEWER MUMMY MOVIES... LISTEN UP. THERE'S A NEW VIDEOGAME, TITLED "THE SCORPION KING: RISE OF THE AKKADIAN." THE GAME'S A PREQUEL TO "THE SCORPION KING" FILM, WHICH WAS A PREQUEL TO "THE MUMMY RETURNS."
IT FEATURES THE ROCK'S VOICE AND A WHOLE NEW CAST OF CHARACTERS.
"RISE OF THE AKKADIAN" IS FOR GAMECUBE AND PLAYSTATION 2 AND RETAILS FOR 50 BUCKS. AND THAT'S TECHNOTAINMENT FOR NOW.
I'M JODY DAVIS REPORTING.))
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You can find a link to the Vino website on our page at WDBJ7-dot-com. [Quickcast]
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