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She's weaker, but Hurricane Isabel still has her sights set on the North Carolina.
Evacuations are under way along the Outer Banks.
The latest, coming up.
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And testimony is under way in a Lynchburg murder trial.
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As Hurricane Isabel gets closer our weather gets nicer, for now, I'll have more on hurricane Isabel and your forecast coming up...
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Hurricane Isabel is still making its march to the North Carolina and Virginia Coasts. A hurricane watch is in effect from South Carolina to Chincoteague, Virginia.
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[Isabel]


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
While her winds have weakened, Isabel can still blow in a whole lot of trouble for the Outer Banks.
Stacy Case reports from Kill Devill Hills, North Carolina.
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PKG: NAT: "we're not afraid of no hurricane, we're staying right here. LOCATOR: KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC

TRACK: AS HURRICANE ISABEL CONTINUES HER MARCH ACROSS THE ATLANTIC---

SHE'S ALL ANYONE'S TALKING ABOUT. AT THIS BEACH BREAKFAST SPOT ALONG
THE OUTER BANKS--- THEY'RE SERVING UP THE LATEST IN PERSONAL

PREDICTIONS.
SUPER: GINGER TOLSON/VACATIONER
SUPER: NICHOLAS KIOUSIS/RESTAURANT OWNER
SUPER: BRIAN TOLSON/VACATIONER

TRACK: A MANDATORY EVACUATION IS NOW IN EFFECT--- VACATIONERS AND

LOCALS ARE MAKING THEIR WAY OUT.
ISABEL FALTERED SOME OVER NIGHT, WELCOME NEWS FOR FOLKS WHO WERE BRACING FOR A CATEGORY FIVE HIT EARLIER IN THE WEEK. BUT THIS IMAGE FROM SPACE SHOWS SHE'S STILL PACKING PLENTY OF FURY.
SUPER: ED RAPPAPORT/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
(.. it will cause significant amount of inland rain and perhaps flooding.


TRACK: NO SHOPPING TODAY. NAGS HEAD IS QUICKLY BECOMING A GHOST TOWN.
NAT: atlantic beach surf TRACK: SURFERS ALONG ATLANTIC BEACH SAY THERE'S STILL TIME TO CATCH SOME WAVES.
NAT: from restaurant TRACK: BACK AT THE BREAKFAST BAR, THIS RESTARANTEUR HAS BOARDED UP.
SUPER: KIKI KIOUSIS/RESTAURANT OWNER not verbatim.. it's not going to be that bad
TRACK: AND SHE'S JUST HOPING SHE DOESN'T HAVE TO EAT HER WORDS.
STAND UP: TBA...
about the evacuations, beaches clearing out.. etc... ))

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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 from Isabel.
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As the Atlantic Coast prepared, Warner yesterday declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth, anticipating both wind damage and flooding.
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Isabell has led the insurance industry to make some changes. A number of insurance companies have begun restricting new sales or policy changes, such as altering deductibles, as the storm nears the eastern seaboard.
We'll see more on how Virginia Beach is preparing for the storm tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6. Meghan Muldoon will join us live from the beach with the latest.

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Testimony is under way in the murder trial of Kevin Eugene Brown in Lynchburg circuit court.
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Brown is one of two men charged with killing Anthony and Ronda Robinson in their Sussex Street home last year.
His co-defendant, Leon Jermain Winston, has already been sentenced to death for the crime.
Prosecutors say Brown has lied to police from the beginning about his involvement in the crime.
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((BILL PETTY/PROSECUTOR: WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU AND WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU HOW THAT STORY EVOLVED FROM HIS TIME TO THINK THAT HE TALKED ABOUT WITH INVESTIGATOR VIAR.))
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Brown says a third, unknown suspect helped Winston murder the Robinsons.
His lawyers say Brown will testify in his own defense during the week-long trial.
Prosecutors are "not" seeking the death penalty for Brown.
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Abortion protestors took their demonstration to two Roanoke schools this morning, angering many parents and advocates of abortion rights.
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The demonstrators displayed large photographs on the sidewalk outside Ruffner Middle School and William Fleming High School.
A truck carrying large signs and anti-abortion messages also circled through the area.
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The group handed out literature produced by the Life and Liberty Ministries of Powhatan, Virginia.
Planned Parenthood officials say they believe the group was headed to Blacksburg to continue its protest at Virginia Tech.
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An arraignment is scheduled today for a group of teenagers who have been terrorizing an upscale suburb of Las Vegas.
The teens, who are known as the 3-11 Boyz, also made videotapes of themselves instigating violent fights.
We caution you that some of the images are graphic.
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One of the most gruesome incidents was NOT caught on video.
It involved the beating of 17- year- old Stephen Hansen.
Every bone in Hansen's face was broken in the July attack, when dozens of teens started throwing rocks and punching him as he was leaving a party.
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Investigators believe there may be as many as three dozen members of the gang, but nine are being charged as adults for attempted murder in Hansen's beating, as well as 13 other counts of felony.
The fights were taped, authorities say the boys apparently intended to sell them.
Meanwhile, prosecutors hope to use the tape as evidence in the upcoming trial.
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Coming up next on the newscast, two more Democrats join the race for the White House.
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Plus three people are dead following a police standoff in Japan.
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Rockbridge County High School students are mourning the death of a classmate.
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A car crash killed 16-year-old Heather Edgerton 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.]
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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.
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In Japan, a disgruntled worker who was angry over a pay dispute took hostages and eventually, lives.
The three-hour siege ended when the man set off an explosion, killing himself and two others.
Scott Rapoport has details.
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CHAOS ON THE STREETS ON NAGOYA, JAPAN...AFTER A 3 HOUR HOSTAGE STAND-OFF ENDS IN THE WORST WAY POSSIBLE.
Nat/Sot Explosion...
A POWERFUL EXPLOSION RIPPING THROUGH THIS OFFICE BUIILDING... SETTING IT ABLAZE AND SHOWERING THE STREETS WITH GLASS.
COPS SAY THE BLAST WAS SET BY 52 YEAR OLD NOBORU BEPPU...A DISGRUNTLED WORKER ... REPORTEDLY INVOLVED IN A PAY DISPUTE WITH A PARCEL DELIVERY COMPANY.
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BEPPU, WERE TOLD, STORMED INTO THE COMPANY'S OFFICE WITH A KNIFE...TOOK EIGHT HOSTAGES...AND DOUSED THE FLOOR WITH AN UNIDENTIFIED LIQUID.
FOR THREE HOURS, AUTHORITIES TRIED TO TALK HIM OUT. ULTIMATELY, HE RELEASED 7 HOSTAGES.
10 MIUNUTES LATER...COPS SAY...HE BLEW THE PLACE UP.
Nat/Sot Japanese woman starts to talk...then bring her audio down.
THIS EYEWITNESS SAYS IT LOOKED LIKE A SCENE FROM A MOVIE -- A HUGE EXPLOSION -- PAPER AND GLASS BLOWING LIKE DRY LEAVES IN THE WIND.
Nat/Sot
IN ALL THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED. BEPPU, A HOSTAGE AND A POLICE OFFICER IN THE BUILDING. 41 OTHERS WERE INJURED.
ACCORDING TO MEDIA REPORTS AT THE SCENE...BEPPU'S PAY DISPUTE WITH THE COMPANY AMOUNTED TO 23-HUNDRED DOLLARS IN UNPAID WAGES.
BUT ON THE STREETS OF NAGOYA...IT'S THE VICTIM'S WHO PAID THE PRICE.
SCOTT RAPOPORT...CBS NEWS. ))

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Add another name to the long list of Democrats vying for the White House.
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North Carolina Senator John Edwards made it official today.
He made his announcement at a textile mill in Raleigh, saying that Americans will no longer have to compromise if he's elected President in 2004.
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Meanwhile, sources say retired General Wesley Clark has told his campaign team he's also entering the Presidential race.
A spokesman says Clark will make an announcement in Arkansas.
The four-star general was NATO's supreme allied commander during the Kosovo campaign.

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California's gubernatorial recall election has been put on hold, for now.
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But a group supporting the recall is taking its grievances to to the U-S Supreme Court today. The group, Rescue California says it has no time to waste, with the scheduled election just three weeks away.
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((CRAIG CRAWFORD/POLITICAL CONSULTANT:THIS CASE IS ALMOST CERTAIN TO BE APPEALED IT'S ALMOST CERTAIN TO AT LEAST BE PRESENTED TO THE SUPREME COURT IF THEY TAKE THE CASE. THEY COULD MOVE IT BACK TO OCTOBER 7, SO THE GAMES NOT UP YET. ))
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Yesterday, a federal appeals court ruled the election has to be postponed, because six counties plan to use outmoded punch-card voting machines.
If all this sounds familiar, it should.
The 2000 Presidential election was also marred by a ballot controversy in Florida.
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Bedford County supervisor Kirby Richardson was released from custody yesterday. He had been held since his arrest Friday following a special grand jury indictment.
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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.
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Bedford county's administrator attended a scheduled meeting last night with V-DOT and supervisors, but Richardson did not show up. Bill Rolfe 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 JOB AND ARE TRYING TO DO A GOOD JOB FOR ALL OF BEDFORD COUNTY.))
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Richardson was released from jail after posting a 10- thousand dollar secured bond. In court yesterday, he was asked about any previous criminal convictions. Richardson admitted to a Class-one misdemeanor, but the judge did not require Richardson or his attorney to elaborate 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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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll see a woman who is celebrating her birthday by entering the record books.
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A Japanese woman slept through her birthday party, but she has a very good reason.
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Kamato Hongo turned 116 years old today.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, she's the oldest living person in the world.
Japanese media say her health isn't as good as it was last year, and she slept through most of the public celebration, which was held a week early.
Kamato is known to have irregular sleep patterns, and goes through cycles of two days asleep, followed by two days awake.
By the way, the world's SECOND oldest person is a 114- year- old man.
He also is Japanese.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 43 points. The NASDAQ has gained 18.

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Coming up next in sports,
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the U.S. women's soccer team is preparing for the world cup, but without a league to play in.
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It was a long night in East Rutherford, New Jersey, but Dallas came out on top.
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[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/ABC]

Thanks in large part to Cowboys kicker Billy Cundiff. His record-tying seventh field goal was a 25-yard kick with five-57 left in regulation.
The New York Giants erased a fourth-quarter deficit and led 32-to-29 until Cundiff forced overtime with a career-best 52-yard kick. The Cowboys beat the New York Giants 35 to 32 .
It was Bill Parcells' first win as the Cowboys' coach.
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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 last night the league that most of the players participate in - flat out folded.
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[SUPER=04-WUSA; :00]

The WUSA owners made the decision to cease operations yesterday 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.
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The Hokies are planning for Thursday night's showdown with Texas A&M, as if Hurricane Isabel doesn't exist. They are determined not to let the weather effect anything.
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And that means as of right now the fly over by the B2 stealth is still on, but of course that could change at any moment. One thing that won't change is that the Hokies plan to honor George Preas.
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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.
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