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Looking out to sea at Hurricane Isabel. A live report from the Virginia coast.
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And Supervisor Kirby Richardson gets out of jail on bond, as we get a look at his criminal history.
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Tonight on News 7 sports - this week's edition of the Tech 2003 report focused on A&M and former Hokie great George Preas.
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And Lexington coaching legend Pete Brewbaker has passed away at the age of 90.
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Lots of sunshine prior to the landfall of Hurricane Isabel. And if she stays on the forecast track, only minimal effects for southwest Virginia. [Open]
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Hurricane Isabel is still very powerful, and it's blowing right toward Virginia.
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Residents all along the Atlantic coast are bracing for what may lie ahead.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Shannon Young. [Storm-preps]
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Virginia Beach receives a lot of visitors but an *unwelcome* guest may be checking in on Thursday.
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Hurricane Isabel is on course to smash into the East Coast later this week.
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Meghan Muldoon travelled to Virginia Beach today to see how residents are preparing for her expected visit.
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There are no orders for evacuation yet.
Forecasters do not expect Isabel to make landfall until Thursday so for now Virginia Beach officials are watching and waiting.
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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 :50 BASED ON THE CURRENT TRACK THAT IS BEING FORECAST THEY NEED TO START PLANNING FOR THEIR OWN FAMILIES AND DECIDING WHAT ACTION THEY NEED TO TAKE.))
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((REPORTER: IT IS A NORMAL DAY AT THE BEACH NOW BUT EXPERTS SAY IF A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE, LIKE ISABEL, HITS VIRGINIA BEACH, THIS ENTIRE STRIP WILL BE UNDERWATER.))
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Because of the potential for coastal and inland flooding, damaging winds and possible tornadoes throughout the Commonwealth, Governor Warner declared a state of emergency.
Hotels along the oceanfront are reporting that guests are checking out early or calling ahead to cancel their reservations.
Homeowners along the water at Sandbridge are staying put for now.
This long-time resident says his house has survived weaker storms in the past, but Isabel has him worried.
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((CHARLES LEARNED/VA BEACH HOMEOWNER: I'M VERY CONCERNED IT WOULD TEAR OUR HOUSE TO PIECES, VERY CONCERNED.))
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But not all residents are unhappy about the forecast.
Surfers say they welcome Isabel and the swells she'll bring with her.
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((GREG EMMINIZER/SURFER: THIS IS WHAT WE LIVE FOR TO GET WAVES AND WE'RE GOING TO GET GOOD WAVES, EVERYBODY'S EXCITED.))
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The last time Virginia Beach experienced a direct hit from a hurricane was in 1933.
And most residents are making it clear that they want to keep it that way.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Virginia Beach.
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Bedford County supervisor Kirby Richardson is free on a 10- thousand dollar secured bond. He was released from jail today after spending the weekend behind bars following his indictment on 82 felonies.

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Teresa Hamilton discovered this was not Richardson's first brush with the law.
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Shannon, one of felony charges against Richardson is obstruction of justice for allegedly making a threat against a witness. Today-- he was ordered not to have contact with his former secretary who has provided information for police.


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The case against Richardson involves his alleged role in winning approval for a road project near Smith Mountain Lake.
In court today-- Richardson was also 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.
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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.



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It appears an electrical problem caused a fire that killed a woman at a Henry County retirement home.
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The fire broke out just before 11 o'clock last night at the Caregivers Assisted Living Facility on Greensboro Road near the Martinsville Speedway.
Employees say the fire started in the laundry room behind a dryer.
The fire marshal confirmed that late this afternooon after a day long investigation.
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79 year old Connie Sink died in the fire.
She was found unconscious in a doorway in the back of the facility.
Seven other residents were treated and released from a Martinsville hospital.
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Damage estimates total more than 250-thousand dollars.

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Rockbridge County High School students are mourning the loss of a classmate.
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A car crash killed 16-year-old Heather Edgerton ("g" is hard) as she was on her way to cheerleading practice Saturday morning.
School officials say Heather, seen here on the left, was an exceptional student, a member of the band and the track team.
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[ANDY BRYAN/PRINCIPAL: WE'VE HAD EXTRA COUNSELORS IN THE SCHOOL TODAY. I'VE GONE ON THE CLASS SCHEDULE AS THE GUIDANCE COUNSELORS WILL. I'VE TALKED TO STUDENTS AND STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO STEP OUT OF CLASS AND SHARE THEIR MEMORIES ABOUT HEATHER.]
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The school is planning to set up a scholarship fund in her name.
And they'll hold a ceremony in her honor before this Friday's football game against Harrisonburg.
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Banned from school grounds. Still ahead, a man charged with molesting children was a substitute teacher.
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And Roanoke City Council considers deer hunting in city limits. The outcome when we return.
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The city of Roanoke is taking aim at the growing population of deer within its borders.
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Today, council approved a change in the city code that will allow the use of firearms within city limits to thin the deer herd.
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As Joe Dashiell reports, retired police officers could begin using a special sound-suppressed rifle to cull the deer population as soon as next month.
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Keith & Shannon, a wildlife management task force studied the issue and made a number of recommendations including the use of sharpshooters.
But the proposal remains controversial as council heard again today.
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((I ALSO THINK IT IS VERY UNWISE TO KILL DEER IN AN URBAN SETTING. HAVE YOU REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF PEOPLE SHOOTING GUNS IN URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS.))
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Heidi Baird questioned whether the deer problem demands a controlled hunt, and she asked council to table the proposal... Council member Bill Bestpitch said he needed more specifics.
But with complaints from property owners, and traffic accidents involving deer on the rise... city officials say it's time to take action... and allow teams of retired officers to shoot antlerless deer with a special sound-suppressed rifle.
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((I DON'T THINK ANYBODY LOVES THE IDEA OF HAVING FIREARMS GOING OFF IN ANY NEIGHBORHOOD ANYWHERE IN THE CITY, BUT WHEN YOU FIND OUT LAST YEAR THERE WERE 30 AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS IN THE CITY FROM DEER, IT PUTS INTO PERSPECTIVE THE ISSUE THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH.))
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The city is still working out the details of the deer management program, and the police department still needs approval from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms for the special Remington rifle with sound suppression.
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But Keith and Shannon, if all goes according to plan, two man teams could begin their work by the middle of next month... and officials predict they will take between 75 and 200 deer during the first year.

(POSSIBLE QUESTION: DO WE KNOW WHERE THE OFFICERS WILL BE HUNTING?)



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A former patient of Doctor Cecil Knox testified today that Knox kept her on heavy doses of various narcotics. Amy Leonard went into withdrawal when federal agents raided the doctor's office last year. She turned to street drugs, like crack cocaine, to feed her addiction. On one occasion- -while she was still seeing Dr. Knox- -she was so heavily sedated she was taken to her car in a wheel chair. Leonard's son said she could barely walk, but he told the court today that office personnel put Leonard in the driver's seat of her car and let her drive home.

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Stocks started the week with some modest declines. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow fell 23 points. Nasdaq dropped 10.
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The Giles County minister accused of molesting young children was also a substitute teacher.
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Roger Holcomb of the Pembroke Church of God is in jail on 13-child molestation charges.
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Authorities say Holcomb abused five children who attended his church, and in some cases, the children also attended the school 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. School superintendent Bob McCracken says he was shocked when he heard about the accusations. He says not only did Holcomb pass a criminal record check, but he had an impressive resume, including a four-year degree in Divinity from Duke University.
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((BOB MCCRACKEN/GILES CO. SUPERINTENDENT: I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE WE COULD HAVE BEEN DONE. EVEN, REGARDLESS OF CREDENTIALS, AS WE'VE SEEN ACROSS THIS NATION, CREDENTIALS ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE INDICATOR OF THE CHARACTER OF SOMEBODY.))
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McCracken says Holcomb has now been banned from all school property. Holcomb was arraigned Friday, but was denied bond.
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The second man charged with a double murder in Lynchburg last year is now standing trial for the crime.
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23-year-old Kevin Eugene Brown is accused of helping to gun down Anthony and Ronda Robinson in their Sussex Street home in April of 2002.
Brown's attorneys have argued their client fired just one shot that hit Anthony Robinson and that the wound was not fatal.
Brown's co-defendant Leon Jermain Winston has already been convicted and sentenced to death.
Jury selection for Brown's case got underway this morning.. the trial is expected to last all week.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - legendary Lexington coach Pete Brewaker is dead at the age of 90. The start time for UVa-Wake is set.
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And George Preas - the former Tech and Colt great will be honored this Thursday night in Blacksburg.
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The Tech 2003 report tonight is trying to dodge a Hurricane and at the same time prepare for what could be a Texas Tornado. Texas A & M is coming to town on Thursday night and the Aggie fans won't be the only guests in the house.
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(( The B2 Stealth is still scheduled to fly over the stadium in the pregame ceremonies, but that won't be the only big doings at Lane Stadium Between the first and second quarters you'll want to keep your seat as the Hokies honor former great George Preas. The Roanoke native, who later went on to star for the Baltimore Colts is the first former 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. As for the game - Tech is a huge 15 point favorite to beat the 20th ranked Aggies in what is the first true test of the season. ((BITES:)) The Tech fans will also need to step up their game on Thursday night. Last year the Hokies got a win at Kyle Field, but also an education in big time college football fan behavior. The 80 thousand plus facility is known as the best football experience in college athletics. ((BITES:)) The Aggies are in their first season under new head coach Dennis Franchione, but at least one member of his staff knows plenty about the Hokies. Defensive coordinator Carl Torbush - was the head coach at North Carolina when the Heels crushed Tech 42-to-3 in the 1998 Gator Bowl.))
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And Tech released a statement tonight saying right now the A&M game is on as scheduled and Isabel is not invited.



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The Virginia Cavaliers are off this week. The start time for the Wake Forest game on September 27th has been set for 3:30pm at Scott Stadium.
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UVa sophomore D'Brickashaw Ferguson earned ACC Lineman of the Week honors. The offensive tackle shutdown Western Michigan all-American Jason Babin, who 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 a loss to Purdue.
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We begin tonight with the passing of a legendary football coach. Former Lexington boss Pete Brewbaker died this past weekend at the age of 90. Coach Brewbaker was through coaching by the time Friday Football Extra came along, but he's was a friend of the show since its inception.
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He was the coach 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 - Brewbaker Field. 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.
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