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Coming up on News 7-
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Isabel is now a tropical storm but she's still causing trouble across at least three states and it's not over yet. Live reports and details straight ahead.
The rain did not stop the Hokies. ... nor did it stop Mike Stevens.. a live report from Lane Stadium.
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Isabel wallops Richmond tonight- its latest target.
In three states now four people are dead- and nearly two million customers are without power-
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((MARK WARNER: VIRGINIA SHOULD EXPECT MAJOR POWER OUTAGES POWER I ASK THEIR PATIENCE.))
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Patience may be hard to come by- many are spending the night in the dark- others in shelters.
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[Isabel]


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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
A shelter may be the best place for many Virginians tonight- it is not safe outside in much of the state tonight.
Hurricane Isabel is now a Tropical Storm but the damage is most likely not over yet.
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Four people are dead now from this storm- a worker trying to restore power was electrocuted in North Carolina and three motorists were killed - two in Virginia and one in Maryland.
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In the Eastern Part of Virginia, state police are asking people to stay off the interstates saying it is not safe to go out.
And in Richmond a mandatory curfew is in effect all night long.
President Bush has declared a major disaster in North Carolina and Virginia. That oens the door for federal help.
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[Richmond-Isabel]


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The Richmond area is also hit hard tonight. A mandatory curfew is in effect overnight, and from all indications, the cleanup job is going to be a big one. Justin McLeod has a look at the damage.
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[VA-Isabel]


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Hampton Roads is still feeling Isabel's effects. It has lessened its grip a little, but the area is still without power and battered from the beating. Meghan Muldoon is on the phone tonight from Virginia Beach.



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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [09/18/2003]
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[WXPRO/FULL]RADAR LOOP RAIN TOTALS WIND GUSTS
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Residents in Southside began felling Isabel's force by late afternoon.
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That's where Jennifer Wishon weathered the storm. Jennifer, what was it like? Jean, high winds and rain made driving and walking slow going,
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But until nightfall many residents braved the weather to go about their normal routines.
City officials on the other hand kept a close eye on the storm.
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((By late afternoon Southside residents felt Isabel's presence. Winds reached speeds of 35 to 45 miles per hour, but emergency personnel were ready to battle the storm.
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Downed trees brought down power lines and caused delays for motorists. About 4000 Southside Homes and businesses greeted nightfall by candlelight and power to sporadic traffic lights was knocked out, but no major accidents or injuries were reported. Police encouraged residents to stay at home, but employees at Mr. Renovation battled winds to load their disaster aid vehicles.
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For other Danville residents it was just another night on the town.
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By nightfall flooding was not a problem, but officials say that could change.
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The city of Danville has set up a shelter at Westwood Middle School. That's just off Appollo Drive,
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But Jean, at last check, no one had checked in.

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In the Lynchburg area, the worst appears to be over as far as the winds tonight.. but authorities are keeping a close eye on small streams and rivers which are quickly rising from the heavy rain.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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(( For emergency officials in Lynchburg, the evening began with another briefing at the city's emergency operations center.. as authorities continued to keep a watchful eye on Isabel's progress.
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((AS WE MOVE ON UP TO ELEVEN IT STARTS MOVING AWAY FROM US A LITTLE FURTHER AND I WOULD IMAGINE SOMEWHERE AROUND ONE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING WE WILL HAVE SEEN ABOUT THE WORST THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE.))
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As the wind and rain increased, so did the number of power outages in the area.. it was a preview of what was yet to come. [Standup 21:06:50] ((As far as the Lynchburg area goes, this is about as bad as it got all night with the winds really starting to pick up around 7:30 or 8 o'clock and gusting for a good couple of hours. Not only was heavy rain coming down but trees and power lines were falling as well.))
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In Boonsboro, this house suffered damage when a tree fell on it around 7:30 during a period of high winds.
Lynchburg fire crews were kept busy most of the night responding to calls of power lines sparking and popping in the street.
But overall, Isabel packed less of a punch then most people had expected.
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((ROBERT LIPSCOMB/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: HAS BEEN RATHER QUIET AND WE'RE GLAD THAT IT HAS BEEN. WE DO HAVE QUITE A BIT OF RSOURCES AVAILABLE IN THE EVENT THAT IT DOES GET WORSE, BUT FROM THIS POINT ON, BUT RIGHT NOW WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL THAT WE HAVEN'T BEEN OVERWHELMED AND HOPE THAT IT STAYS THIS WAY AND THAT WE GET THROUGH THIS THING WITHOUT HAVING TO STRETCH OUR RESOURCES ANY FURTHER THAN WE HAVE ALREADY.))
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Authorities say flooding will be the biggest problem the area will face over the next couple of days.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

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Police in Roanoke say Hurricane Isabel knocked down trees and power lines, forcing some roads to close.
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One lane of Orange Avenue was closed, and crews were out cleaning up debris and fallen trees across the city. Several trees were knocked down at the Roanoke Regional Airport and on Airport Road. All flights into and out of the airport were canceled and many of tomorrow's flights are canceled or delayed. Police say all roads have been reopened. AEP says at 37-hundred Roanoke area customers are without power.
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The wind and rain hardly made for ideal football conditions,
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but it takes a lot to keep the Hokie faithful away. And despite the weather, there were only a few empty seats at Lane Stadium tonight, as Tech took on Texas "A and M."

The Hokies won, and Mike Stevens will have a complete report coming up in sports.
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There is other news to report tonight. Someone bought a big lottery ticket in Lynchburg.
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And another arrest in the Kobe Bryant case, as it takes another strange turn.
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Police in Los Angeles have arrested a man they say offered to kill the woman accusing L-A Lakers basket ball player Kobe Bryant of rape.
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Patrick Graber of El Segundo California was taken into custody today and is being held on a one million dollar bail.
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Bryant's security detail aparently received a letter from Graber stating that he could solve Bryant's problems. A meeting was arranged with undercover agents where Graber allegedly said he would stop Bryant's accuser from testifying for 3 million dollars.
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Those agents advised the Eagle County Colorado District attorney's office and the accuser's family of the alleged threat. Graber is a Swiss national in the U-S with an expired Visa. Bryant is charged with raping a 19 year old employee of an Eagle Colorado hotel.

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Yet another attack on U-S troops in Iraq-
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Three Americans are dead and two others hurt in an ambush on the outskirts of Tikrit.
The soldiers were members of the Fourth infantry division- patrolling a small village when they were attacked by small arms fire.
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Earlier today two Americans were hurt in an ambush on convoys.
The Top U-S commander in Iraq says he is now considering pulling his troops out of some cities IF it was clear local security forces were ready to take over.
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Two vehicles collide, two people are dead in Henry County. That story is still ahead.
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And there's only one way to go down this fashion runway, and that's DOWN.
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Two people are dead after an accident in Henry County this afternoon.
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[Take Henry Fatal Map FS] State police say a tractor trailer and a jeep collided on westbound Route 58 in front of the Horsepature rescue squad.
Investigators are not yet releasing further information.
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Nearly two-dozen Radford police officers are suing the department, alleging they have not been properly paid for working overtime.
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The officers filed the lawsuit today in federal court in Roanoke. Their attorney says they've made several attempts over the past eight months to resolve the matter, but never got a response.
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[Lottery-Winner]


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Someone in the Lynchburg is now a millionaire. The Kroger store on Boonesboro Road sold a Lotto South ticket last night that matched all six winning numbers. So far, the winner has not come forward, but whoever holds that ticket is 18-million dollars richer.
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Tech/Texas A & M highlights and the Friday Football Extra schedule but first our extra point.
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Thirteen-year-old Michelle Wie began competiton in her scond men's pro event today when she teed off in the Boise Open on the Nationwide Tour. She shot a 7-over 78. Wie finished with nine pars, eight bogeys and one birdie.
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Eighth ranked Virginia Tech lived up to its ranking by whipping Texas A & M 35-19 last night. Mike Stevens has the soggy story.
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Week number four of Friday Football Extra it still set for tomorrow night. There is one cancellation. The Isle of Wight at Roanoke Catholic game set for tomorrow night is cancelled because the visitors can't get here from Tidewater. Here is a complete look at where your favorite school is playing.
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The Atlanta Braves had Thursday off but they still clinched the NL East thanks to the Marlins 5-4 loss to the Phillies.
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Boston increased its lead in the AL wild card race to two games over Seattle with a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay. Manny Ramirez clocks his 35th homer and Tim Wakefield allowed just three runs , only one earned and seven hits.
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Finally, eyes were in the sky today in Chicago where Marshal Fields kicked off a new ad campaign.
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Models walked down the runway, but not back up. The front of Marshal Field's flagship store was converted to a runway so high flying models on wires could show off new designs and a new look for the store. They rappelled all the way down to a canopy over the store's State Street entrance.
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