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Virginia's ready just in case Hurricane Isabel tracks through the state.
We'll hear what the Governor's ordered.
Plus, police say a local minister accused of child abuse preyed on churgh goers and students.
And a Canadian woman wants to ensure a happy ending to the pig's tale.
Those stories plus sports and the forecast.
News 7 is next.
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Hurricane watches and warnings may be posted by tomorrow evening, as Virginia remains in the center of Isabel's projected path.
Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Jean is off tonight.
The National Guard, Virginia State Police and the Department of Transportation are all on alert for what Governor Mark Warner says could be significant damage.
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As the Atlantic Coast got ready, Warner today declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth, anticipating both wind damage and flooding.
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The military plans to clear its ships, submarines and planes out of Hampton Roads tomorrow.
Many people in Eastern Virginia have recent and vivid memories to remind them why they're getting ready now.
Just go back four years to September of 1999, when Hurricane Floyd caused widespread flooding in communities like Franklin.
This time, emergency officials are preparing for winds that could be much stronger.
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((MIKE WADE/VA BEACH HEAD OF EMERGENCY PLANNING: THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS IS GOING TO BE CRUCIAL AS TO WHAT COURSE OF ACTION OR DIRECTION THE CITY TAKES AT THIS POINT WE'RE JUST RECOMMENDING THAT PEOPLE TAKE THE STORM SERIOUSLY.))
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The last time Virginia Beach suffered a hurricane's direct hit was 70 years ago, in 1933.
Of course, Isabel is now raising concerns along a wide stretch of Atlantic coastline.
They're boarding up along the shores from North Carolina to New Jersey.
Stacy Case reports from the Outer Banks.
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((TRACK: HOUR BY HOUR WARNINGS
NAT: electric screw drivers
TRACK: ELECTRIC SCREW DRIVERS....WHIRLING...
TRACK: CRASHING WAVES. AND THIS--- FORECASTERS SAY--- IS ONLY THE
SUPER: MISTY GRIFFIN AND KENNY LOZUPONE/VACATIONERS
(MISTY ) they're rough, they're rough waves. (KENNY) they'll pull you
under. too choppy.
TRACK: THOSE TRYING TO FISH CAUGHT LOTS OF WAVES, BUT LITTLE ELSE. AS
HURRICANE ISABEL DANCES ACROSS THE ATLANTIC, FOLKS HERE KNOW SHE COULD
SKIP THE OUTER BANKS ALTOGETHER. OR THE VACATION SPOT COULD TAKE A
SUPER: BOB KWIATKOSKI/BOARDING UP
We've done this many times and this one might be a little different
STAND UP BRIDGE: STACY CASE/CBS NEWS
IT'S ALMOST HARD TO IMAGINE, BUT IF PREDICTIONS PAN OUT, FORECASTERS SAY
ISABEL COULD PACK WAVES AS HIGH AS 20-30 FEET, FURTHER OUT.
THIS DECK FOR EXAMPLE, IS 20 FEET HIGH.
SUPER: MISTY GRIFFIN ANDKENNY LOZUPONE/VACATIONERS
I won't be in it. we'll be watching.
TRACK: THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER SAYS IZZY IS TAKING AIM AT THE
EASTERN SEABOARD AND COULD HIT ANYWHERE FROM SOUTH CAROLINA TO THE
SUPER: ED RAPPAPORT/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
Isabel's actually larger than Hurricane Andrew, but the maximum winds
are not quite as strong. When it makes landfall though, there will be a
very large area of hurricane force winds, perhaps 200 miles in diameter
that comes ashore, could create a large area with extensive damage.
STANDUP CLOSE: STACY CASE/NAGS HEAD, NC
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY HAS ALREADY BEEN ISSUED AS WELL AS A MANDATORY
EVACUATION ORDER FOR ONE SECTION OF THE OUTERBANKS - OCRACOKE
ISLAND...AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS PLAN TO BEGIN MEETING BEFORE DAWN
TUESDAY TO MAKE ADDITIONAL EVACUATION PLANS. SC, CBS, NH, NC.))
Shannon tosses to Robin in Weather Center
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Bedford County's supervisors came together for a scheduled meeting tonight.
But supervisor Kirby Richardson who's facing 82 felonies and was released on bond earlier today did not attend.
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Teresa Hamilton was there and talked with the county administrator about recent developments in the case.
Shannon, the supervisors gathered for a meeting with V-DOT to discuss road issues.
Once that was over-- the floor was opened to discuss anything else but the the topic of Richardson-- his criminal past and the current charges against him were not brought up.
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Richardson is facing 82 felonies related to forgery of public documents and records.
The case involves his alleged role in winning approval for a road project near Smith Mountain Lake.
Bedford county's administrator was at tonight's meeting with V-DOT.
He says he met with department heads on Friday after learning of the indictments.
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((FROM THE BOARD'S PERSPECTIVE AND MY PERSPECTIVE THEY ARE GOOD EMPLOYEES AND TO HOLD THEIR HEADS HIGH AND CONTINUE TO DO A GOOD JOB BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE BE A LITTLE SUSPECT OF BEDFORD COUNTY AND THAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DO A GOOD AND TRYING TO DO A GOOD JOB FOR ALL OF BEDFORD COUNTY.))
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Richardson was released from jail today after posting a 10- thousand dollar secured bond.
In court today-- he was asked about any previous criminal convictions.
Richardson admitted to a Class I misdemeanor conviction but the judge did not require Richardson or his attorney to elaborate after establishing that the charge did not involve violence or failure to appear in court.
A check of court documents shows Richardson was found guilty on a charge of prostitution in Roanoke in 1993.
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Back then, he was ordered to pay a 100- dollar fine plus court costs.
California's recall election is expected to land before the Supreme Court.
A federal appeals court today delayed the October seventh election because of a handful of outdated voting machines.
Governor Gray Davis says the postponement is just another part of the "roller coaster" leading up to the vote.
His challengers are outraged.
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((ITS AUTHORITARIAN. ITS UNAMERICAN. ITS FRENCH.))
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The ruling is a response to the fact that six counties have yet to install touch-screen voting machines and would have to use the error-prone punch card system.
The difference could mean 40-thousand votes, a margin of error that could have consequences like the last presidential election in Florida.
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((MARK ROSENBAUM, ACLU: IT'S CLEAR THAT A COURT COULD NOT RULE AGAINST US WITHOUT EFFECTIVELY REVERSING BUSH VERSUS GORE. THAT'S THE PRINCIPLE OF BUSH VERSUS GORE THAT ALL VOTERS ARE TO HAVE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THEIR VOTES COUNTED.))
[OUT Q=to have their votes counted.]
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The leading Republican candidate trying to unseat Davis hopes today's decision is not the last word.
Arnold Schwarzenegger says he'll continue campaigning while the case makes its way through the courts.
Roanoke City Council says, Oh deer. Still ahead, plans for hunting within city limits.
And a high school plans to remember the cheerleader who died this weekend on her way to practice.
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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as legendary prep coach Pete Brewbaker passes away.
The Hokies are getting set to honor a legendary lineman on Thursday.
The WUSA folds tonight just days before the start of world cup play.
Plus, UVa has two weeks to get ready for a Wake up call. Tonight on the ig 7.))[Rockbridge-Fatal]
Rockbridge County High School students are mourning the loss of a classmate.
A car crash killed 16-year-old Heather Edgerton ("g" is hard) as she was on her way to cheerleading practice Saturday morning.
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School officials say Heather was an exceptional student, a member of the band and the track team.
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[ANDY BRYAN/PRINCIPAL: WE'VE TALKED TO STUDENTS AND STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO STEP OUT OF CLASS AND SHARE THEIR MEMORIES ABOUT HEATHER.]
[OUT Q=memories about Heather.]
The school is planning to set up a scholarship fund in her name.
And it'll hold a ceremony in her honor before this Friday's football game against Harrisonburg.
Authorities say a Giles County minister accused of molesting children had access both in the church and in the classroom.
Roger Holcomb of the Pembroke Church of God is in jail on 13-child molestation charges.
Authorities say Holcomb abused five children who attended his church, and in some cases, the schools where he was a substitute teacher.
Holcomb filled-in teaching at Narrows High School and Eastern Elementary for 16-days over the past school year.
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((BOB MCCRACKEN/GILES CO. SUPERINTENDENT: IN THIS CASE I DON'T THINK EVEN IF WE RAISE THE LEVEL, THAT YOU MUST HAVE A DEGREE OR YOU MUST BE A CERTIFIED TEACHER, THAT THESE UNFORTUNATE INCIDENTS IN SOCIETY ARE NOT LIMITING THEMSELVES TO WHAT WE TYPICALLY SEE AS A CRIMINAL.))
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McCracken says Holcomb has now been banned from all school property.
Holcomb was arraigned Friday, but was denied bond.
Roanoke is moving forward with plans to reduce the growing number of deer in the city.
Today, council approved a change in the city code that will allow retired police officers to use firearms within city limits to cull the deer population.
The proposal remains controversial, but city officials say the number of citizen complaints and traffic accidents involving deer indicate a problem.
They say safety will be their number one concern.
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((MAJOR STEVE LUGAR: WE DID OUR HOMEWWORK. WE CONTACTED OTHER CITIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE. WE REVIEWED THEIR PROGRAMS, TAKING SOME OF THE GOOD AND BAD OUT OF EACH ONE OF THEM. TRYING TO LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES.))
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The city is still working out the details of the deer management program and still needs federal approval to use a sound-suppressed rifle.
But the two-man teams could begin their work next month.
City officials stress that the retired officers will not hunt on private property without the consent of landowners.
The "Man in Black" is remembered today. That story is just ahead.
And they don't call this woman Miss Piggy for nothing. Find out why she is in hog heaven.
Investigators believe an electrical problem caused a fatal fire in Henry County.
The blaze broke out just before 11 o'clock last night at the Caregivers Assisted Living Facility on Greensboro Road near the Martinsville Speedway.
Investigators determined this afternoon the fire started in the laundry room behind a dryer.
Seven residents made it out safely, one did not.
79 year old Connie Sink was found dead in a doorway in back of the facility.
Four months to the day afer the death of his beloved wife June, singer Johnny Cash was laid to rest.
In a private service today, many of the entertainment industry's finest paid their last respects to the "man in black".
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((HE REALLY WAS, HE WAS A MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY, AND JUNE TOO. IT'S SO STRANGE TO BE COMING TO HENDERSONVILLE AND NOT SLEEPING IN THEIR HOUSE AND HAVING BISCUITS.))
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Johnny Cash died last week from complications of diabetes.
He was 71.
It had nothing to do with Hurricane Isabel, but a fast-moving storm flooded large areas of eastern Pennsylvania this morning.
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As floodwaters washed out houses and several major roads, rescuers rushed to save people from their cars and homes.
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((CATHERINE DEEL/RESCUED: I GOT OUT OF THE TRUCK AND I STARTED TO WALK BUT IT WAS PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE AND THE TRUCK FILLED UP AND I HAD TO CLIMB UP THIS TO WAIT FOR SOMEONE TO COME.;))
((SCOTT EWING/WATER RESCUE UNIT: DID YOU GET CALL FOR HELP HERE? YES, THEY PUT OUT A CALL FOR ALL OUR WATER RESCUE UNITS TO HEAD DOWN HERE TO GIVE THEM A HAND.))
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Meteorologists say more than six inches of rain fell in a short period of time, from the Philadelphia area west to the Amish country near Lancaster.
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Big league highlights, a big loss for the Lexington community, a big setback for women's soccer and big honor for George Preas.
But first tonight's Extra Point -
The Roanoke Valley Sports Club held its September monthly gathering tonight at the Salem Civic Center with George Toliver the former JMU standout and current NBA ref as its guest speaker.
Toliver, who is a member of the JMU hall of fame was joined by Express coach Tony MacAuley who offered some thoughts on the upcoming hockey season that is still in limbo.
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The New York Yankees are closing in on another divisional title, and tonight they were in Baltimore simply looking to take care of business and make
a fashion statement. That's Hideki Matsui - who arrived at the game looking like he's been to a Dennis Rodman yard sale.
His teammates elected to wear the traditional Yankee gray and Alphonso Soriano would open the game with statement - a solo homer to left field. 1-to-nothing Yankees.
Then in the fourth - Jason Giambi got into the swing of things - literally - with a shot to deep center field that just clears the fence.
The Yankees hammer the Orioles 13 to 1.
New York is now 5 games in front of the Red Sox.
The USA women's national soccer team is training at UVA in preparation for the Women's world cup that begins this coming Sunday.
But tonight the league that most of the players participate in - flat out folded.
The WUSA owners made the decision to cease operations today after a meeting in New York.
Those owners have invested more than $100 million to fund the league, but right now the league is about $16 million in the red.
The league needed eight sponsors to spend $2.5 million each per year to make league happen instead only Hyundai and Johnson & Johnson stepped up.
56 players from the WUSA are taking part in the upcoming World Cup - including every member of Team USA.
The USA players say this will be a major distraction.
Former Lexington coaching icon Pete Brewbaker died this past weekend at the age of 90.
He was a fascinating man who demanded respect by his mere presence.
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Brewbaker coached for 39 years at old Lexington high school where he won 219 games during his days in charge of the Scarlet Hurricane. The field at the old high school was named in his honor.
He also won two state titles as a golf coach at Lexington and he served in the Navy along side Paul Bear Bryant.
Sam Snead was a rival and contemporary of his. Pete's team once beat Sam's 50-to-4 in basketball.
Pete Brewbaker was 90.
But that's only part of the story.
Brewbaker graduated from Roanoke College in 1936 and got his first head coaching job at William Fleming.
He was hired straight out of college to coach football, teach math and be the school's athletic director. His starting salary was $950 a year.
Two years after that he left for Lexington. He was hired as football, basketball, baseball and track coach and he still had to teach math and run the athletic department. He was paid $16 hundred and 50 dollars a year for his troubles.
And he coached for nearly 30 years without ever having an assistant.
Pete Brewbaker is survived by two sons and two grandchildren.
Amazingly, his wife Betty passed away just 17 hours after her husband this past Saturday night. She was 75.
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The Hokies are planning for Thursday night's showdown with Texas A&M just like Isabel doesn't exist.
They are determined not to let the weather effect anything.
And that means as of right now the flyover by the B2 stealth is still on, but of course that could change at any moment.
One thing won't change is that the Hokies plan to honor
Between the first and second quarters the Roanoke native, who later went on to star for the Baltimore Colts will become the first Hokie to be honored as part of the school's new NFL Flashback. Preas still lives in Roanoke, but has been battling Parkinson's disease in recent years. His family will be on hand for the ceremony.
The Virginia Cavaliers are off this week, but the team did find out today that the start time for the Wake Forest game on September 27th has been set for 3:30pm at Scott Stadium.
Also today - UVa sophomore D'Brickashaw Ferguson earned ACC Lineman of the Week honors. The offensive tackle shutdown Western Michigan all-American Jason Babin on Saturday. Babin had 15 sacks last season.
Ferguson and the Wahoos will be focussed the next two weeks preparing for a 2 and 1 Wake Forest team that cracked the top 25 rankings for the first time in 10 years before losing to Purdue.
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The rain-delayed John Deere Classic PGA Tour event was finally wrapped up this afternoon in Silvis, Illinois.
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Vijay Singh completed the final 13 holes of the final round today and finished with a bogey-free final 18 holes at 6 under par 65.
The score gave Vijay a four shot win, and Singh is now on top of the PGA's tour money list with more than $5 point 6 million in earnings.
Finally tonight, they were once all the rage -- cute, exotic pets called Vietnamese potbellied hogs.
When these little piggies grew too big, however, many went to market.
But not all. As Brent Gibert reports, some live on thanks to a woman called "Miss Piggy".
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[IN Q=A Lazy morning]
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[SUPER=01-Janice Gillette/"Miss Piggy"; :35 (Do NOT super her at :31)]
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((A LAZY MORNING DOWN ON THE FARM. JANICE GILETTE IS WHIPPING UP A HARTY BREAKFAST FOR THE KIDS.
"WHERE'S MY BABIESIT'S BREAKFAST TIME, COME ON."
MEET THE KIDS; CHAROLETTE, WYATT, AND CASANOVA.
IN FACT 14 VIETNAMESE POT BELLIED PIGS
JANICE IS SO SWINE CRAZYPEOPLE AROUND HERE CALL HERE ((ms. Piggy))
THERE ARE PIGS IN THE LIVING ROOM; EVEN PIGS PLAYING PIANOWELL SORT OF. IF IT WEREN'T FOR JANICE, THESE PORKERS WOULDN'T BE PLAYING AT ALL.
"A LOT OF THEM ARE FINDING THEIR WAY TO THE END OF THE SLAUGHTER LINE."
THEY'RE PETS THAT GREW TOO BIG, OR PET OWNERS THAT SIMPLY LOST INTEREST.
"I THINK WHAT THE STORY WAS IS THAT THEY'RE MOVIING AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE BARNEY IN THEIR PLANS.
SO JANICE RESCUES THEM ALL AND BRINGS THEM ALL HEREA KIND OF SWINE SANCTUARY.
"I CAN'T STAND TO SEE ANY ANIMAL SUFFER."
AND SINCE PIGS EAT LIKEPIGSJANICE HAS TO COME UP WITH 2-HUNDRED AND FIFTY BUCKS A MONTH FOR FEED.
"MY VISA BILL IS MAXED OUT RIGHT NOW WITH VETERINARIAN BILLS."
SO SHE STARTED A WEB SITE CALLED HEARTS ON NOSESTO FIND OTHER PEOPLE WITH A SOFT SPOT FOR SWINE.
PIGS CRY TEARS JUST LIKE CHILDREN, JUST LIKE YOU AND I WHEN WE'RE SAD."
SHE'S STILL IN DIRE NEED OF FUNDINGS. AS LONG AS JANICE IS AROUND, THESE LITTLE PIGGIES WILL NEVER GO TO MARKET. ))
That was Brent Gilbert reporting.
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