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The financial world is still working today, despite a new terrorist threat for New York and New Jersey.
President Bush announces plans to create an intelligence czar--
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And, a man and his teenage cousin drowned in Rockbridge County overnight.
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We'll continue with the chance for afternoon showers and storms as a tropical system strengthens of the southeast coastline. I'll have the details.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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Beachcombers, beware--
The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is bringing rain, storms, and the risk of flooding to parts of the Southeast.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Tropical Storm Alex is making big waves off the Carolina coast.
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The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm's winds grew to 60 miles-per-hour today.
And some forecasters say it appears Alex will grow to just below hurricane strength by tomorrow.
Tropical storm watches and warnings are in effect along the coastal Carolinas.
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But what will Alex mean for our weather?
Let's head over to Leo to find out.

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Two people drowned in Rockbridge County's Maury River last night.
Authorities say 20 year old Charles Back and his 13 year old cousin went swimming at Jordan's Point When they did not return home, Back's brother went looking for them and found their belongings. Police and rescue crews were called in, along with the Salem Swift Water rescue team. About 2-20 this morning, Rockbridge County divers found the bodies about 20 feet away from the bank in 15 feet of water. Both deaths have been ruled accidental.

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The Roanoke City Police Department has unveiled a re-organization along geographic lines, that officials say will improve service to citizens.
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Outlined to members of city council this morning, the plan will divide the city into four zones.
Each zone will have its own Lieutenant, sergeants and officers who will concentrate on problems within that area.


Police Chief Joe Gaskins says the plan is a natural progression from the city's community policing program.
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((INITIALLY, THE LIEUTENANT WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR A TIME ZONE. HE POLICED A TIME ZONE NOT AN AREA. NOW THE LIEUTENANT WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR AN AREA. HE KNOWS EVERY DAY WHAT HE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR AND CAN DEAL WITH IT MORE HOLISTICALLY.))
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City Council members gave the re-organization a thumbs up this morning.
Implementation will begin this month.
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One day after an increased terror alert for New York and New Jersey, President Bush is announcing his support for a national intelligence director.
Jennifer Donelan has more from the White House.
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ONE DAY AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW TERROR WARNINGS, PRESIDENT BUSH IS ENDORSING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 9-11 PANEL DESIGNED TO PREVENT AN ATTACK FROM HAPPENING AGAIN. FLANKED BY MEMBERS OF HIS NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM, HE ANNOUNCED THE CREATION A NEW POSITION: THAT OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE DIRECTOR. BUT HE WON'T PLACE THE JOB WITHIN THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, AS THE COMMISSION HAD RECOMMENDED.

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TRACK: RIGHT NOW, THE CIA DIRECTOR OVERSEES THE U-S INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY BUT DOESN'T HAVE DAY-TO-DAY CONTROL. THE NEW DIRECTOR WOULD ... AND WOULD ALSO HAVE AUTHORITY OVER THE BUDGET.

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TRACK: THE PRESIDENT ALSO AGREED TO ESTABLISH A NATIONAL COUNTER-TERRORISM CENTER, HOUSED OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE. THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES LESS THAN 100 DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION. DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER SENATOR JOHN KERRY HAD CALLED FOR THE QUICK ADOPTION OF ALL COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS:

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STAND-UP: THE 9-11 COMMISSION REPORT, RELEASED LAST MONTH, MADE 40 RECOMMENDATIONS TO FIX INTELLIGENCE LAPSES. THE ADMINSTRATION SAYS IT'S ALREADY STARTED WORKING ON MANY OF THEM, INCLUDING HIRING MORE AGENTS AND IMPROVING INFORMATION SHARING. JDO, CBS NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE.
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With the heightened terror alert, New Yorkers are again bracing themselves for the worst.
Drew Levinson reports from one of the specified al-Qaida targets-- the New York Stock Exchange.
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(( Commuters into New York found the going slow this morning as police stepped up their vehicle searches.
With Helicopters watching from above....traffic below snarled as trucks were banned from the bridges and tunnels leading into lower Manhattan--the city's financial district.
The terror warning described possible attacks on businesses and banks in New York....Newark, New Jersey..... and Washington, DCTERMS.
America's Homeland security director says this threat is different than before.

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"THE EXPLICIT NATURE, THE DETAIL, THE THOROUGHNESS, THE SOPHISTICATION"

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THE GOVERNMENT SAYS AL QAEDA OPERATIVES HAVE BEEN INSIDE THIS COUNTRY SINCE 9-11....STUDYING HOW TO ATTACK SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL SYMBOLS OF WESTERN CAPITALISM AND ANALYZING VULNERABILITIES.
A piece of information concerning one building includes the smallest details such as "there are three security personnel located upstairs, only one carries a weapon."
Another targets people saying--"the flow of pedestrians at midday is roughly 14 persons per minute on each side of the sidewalk."
This morning barricades now surround several of the potential
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offices.
Many roads near Wall street have been shutdown.
But New York's mayor remains defiant--saying life and business will go on

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To prove that he rang the opening bell this morning on the New York Stock Exchange.
In spite of that...stocks slid around the world.
Still the treasury secretary vows the nation's financial system--like the people in this country will remain resilient.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York. ))
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Still to come on the newscast, a Danville woman is accused of murdering a 78 year old man.
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Also the death toll continues to climb after a shopping center burns down in Paraguay.
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A Danville woman has been charged with first degree murder.
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[TAKE OLIVER FS] 39 year old Mildred Renee Oliver of Danville is accused of killing 78-year-old Robert Walter Russell. Russell's body was discovered around 8-thirty yesterday morning in an apartment in the 600 block of Hughes Street.
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Officers say he suffered a neck wound, but an autopsy will be performed to determine exactly how he died. Oliver is being held at the Danville jail without bond.

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Kidnappers in Iraq have apparently executed a Turkish hostage, prompting Turkish truck drivers to pull out of there.
Elaine Cobbe is in Baghdad with the latest.
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As the search for victims continues, officials in Paraguay confirm at least 311 people were killed in a fire at a supermarket.
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Yesterday's blaze consumed a multi- level store on the outskirts of the capital city.
Paraguay's president has declared a three-day mourning period.
Authorities say they've detained two owners of the market for questioning, after some survivors say they were trapped by locked doors.
But the owners deny claims they trapped some of the victims inside by locking the doors to prevent looting.
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Swift Water Rescue Teams are a rarity in the region.
A number of local fire departments want to change that. But as Jennifer Wishon reports a lack of money is hurting their chances.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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a cage and a sirloin steak put an end to mystery in a Maryland neighborhood.
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A mystery animal that was spotted roaming through a Glyndon, Maryland neighborhood has been captured.
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For two weeks, residents thought they had some kind of monster on their hands.
But now that they have captured it, they know otherwise.
The mystery creature turned out to be a red fox.
Its small face, long tail, and a severe case of the scabies made it difficult to identify.
It was captured over the weekend using a cage and a sirloin steak.
Authorities believe the creature can be treated and released into the wild, but they warn another one may still be loose in the neighborhood.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP three points. The NASDAQ has dropped ten.

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Coming up after the break, N-F-L training camp goes into full swing, with a former Redskin back in the Capital.
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And Jimmie Johnson proves he has the hardware to take another checkered flag.
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Jimmie Johnson padded his Nextel Cup points lead.
He followed up his June Pocono win with another yesterday in the Pennsylvania 500.
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At lap 53, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., still suffering from those burns to his legs, gave way to John Andretti who brought the 8 car home in 25th position.
Later, Tony Stewart got loose right in front of Kurt Busch.
Stewart hit the outside wall before coming back across the track in front of traffic.
Stewart was done for the day, finishing 35th.
Johnson led 124 of the 200 laps in this one.
He held off Mark Martin for the checkered flag.
Martin has now finished second 6 times at Pocono.
Johnson leads his teammate Jeff Gordon by 232 points.
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The Redskins emphasized the passing game during yesterday's workout at Redskins Park in Ashburn.
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Joe Gibbs isn't the only one getting used to being back in D-C.
Wideout James Thrash is back, thanks to an offseason trade with divisional rival Philadelphia.
Thrash was in Washington from 1997 to 2000, but spent the past three seasons with the Eagles.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies get down to business on the practice field later this week in Blacksburg.
The BCA opener is now just 27 days away.
Tech's lunch pail defense can't wait to redeem itself following last season's shortcomings.
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