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Up next on News 7--

An early morning fire kills the wife of a Salem police officer.
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And, Hurricane Ivan has left at least 12 people dead after coming ashore this morning in Alabama.
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Ivan made landfall earlier this morning now it takes aim on our area with the pontential for some heavy rainfall. I'll have the latest plus a look at Hurricane Jeanne in your forecast.

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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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Hurricane Ivan makes its unwelcomed arrival on the Gulf Coast-- ripping apart coastal towns .
Officials from Florida to Louisiana are blaming at least 12 deaths on the storm.
Ivan has also knocked out electricity to hundreds of thousands of people.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
President Bush has declared major disasters in three states hit by Hurricane Ivan -- and is ready to do the same for a fourth.
White House officials say the declarations cover Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana -- and will soon cover Florida.
Residents in those states will be eligible for grants and low- cost loans to re-build.
Manuel Gallegus is in Panama City Beach, Florida this afternoon and joins us now with an update on the hurricane's damage so far.
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(( THE LAST CHANCE TO OUTRUN HURRICANE IVAN IS TODAY...AND ALABAMA POLICE ARE HOPING TO AVOID THE BUMPER-TO-BUMPER EVACUATION MESS THAT DEVELOPED ON TUESDAY.

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BESIDES ALABAMA...COASTAL RESIDENTS OF FLORIDA, MISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA ARE ALSO HEADING FOR HIGHER GROUND.
IN NEW ORLEANS...WHERE MOST OF THE GROUND IS BELOW SEA LEVEL...PEOPLE KNOW A VISIT FROM IVAN COULD BE CATASTROPHIC.

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"We don't know if we're gonna punched in the mouth or kicked in the knee but we're gonna get hit and it's gonna hurt."

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MILLIONS COULD EVENTUALLY FEEL IVAN'S PAIN. FORECASTERS EXPECT THE STORM TO REMAIN A HURRICANE...ABOUT 12 HOURS AFTER MAKING LANDFALL.

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"THE OFFICIAL FORECAST BRINGS IVAN IN AS A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE, THAT WOULD BE STRONGER THAN HURRICANES FREDERICK IN 19-79 AND OPAL IN 19-95."

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ALONG THE PANHANDLE COAST...THE SURF IS STARTING TO SWIRL. IT'S NO BIG DEAL JUST YET, BUT AFTER IVAN KILLED DOZENS IN THE CARIBBEAN...EVERYONE KNOWS ITS GOING TO GET A LOT WORSE...BEFORE IT GETS BETTER. ))

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The wife of a Salem police officer died in a fire early this morning.
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A neighbor spotted the fire in the 1700 block of Sears Road.
Firefighters saw flames coming from the house when they arrived.
They found the body of 51-year-old Cherie Leary at the back door.
Her husband is Salem police sergeant Robert Leary.
The fire in the living room took fewer than 15 minutes to put out.
The cause is under investigation.
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A Boones Mill man was killed in a single vehicle accident last night in Franklin County.
Police say 61 year old Richard Michael Cooley was driving east on route 613 near route 220 around 10:30, when he went around a curve, ran off the road and overturned.
Cooley was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The U-S Embassy confirms two Americans are among three people kidnapped this morning in Iraq.
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Officials say the two were kidnapped from a house in Baghdad, along with a British national. The Americans are identified as Jack Hensley and Eugene Armstrong.
No word on their hometowns.
Officials say the pair worked for a private construction company.
Meanwhile, U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan says the U-S decision to go to war in Iraq without the approval of the United Nations was "illegal."
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Annan also says all the violence casts doubt on the national elections scheduled for January.
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CBS News is standing by the authenticity of the controversial documents it presented last week, documents claiming George Bush used connections to "sugar coat" his record in the Texas Air National Guard.
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In a follow-up report last night, 60 minutes presented an interview with the woman who was secretary to Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Killian. She does not think the documents are authentic, but says what's in them reflects the truth.
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CBS also presented letters from two document examiners which the program says attests to their authenticity. Many other news organizations have presented evidence that the documents are fakes, and many critics contend CBS overlooked warning signs and ignored news standards when it put them on the air.
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Because of previously arranged programming commitments, WDBJ did not show this week's 60 Minutes. However you can catch the broadcast in its entirety right here on your Hometown Station tonight beginning at 7:00.

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The threat of Hurricane Ivan has forced several schools in the area to change their football schedules for this week, and several have decided to play tonight. Here's the complete list.
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Still to come on the newscast, expectant mothers will have one less option when it comes to where they want to deliver.
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Also a legend in the world of Punk Rock has died. We'll have the details after the break.
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A second person has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting last May in Radford.
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21- year old Roy Omar Hodge turned himself in yesterday morning. He's been indicted on ten charges including first degree murder. Police say Hodge and 18 year old Aamir Darren Lewis Brown broke into an apartment in Radford to steal drugs. In the process, Forrest Hart was shot in the back and 25 year old Brian Keith Gray was shot and killed. Police believe Brown pulled the trigger and Hodge was an accessory to murder. Both are being held without bond at the NRV jail.
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Lewis-Gale Clinic will no longer be in the business of delivering babies.
Instead, its doctors will focus more on advanced gynecological services.
The Clinic says it will continue to care for existing obstetric patients through their pregnancies, but will not accept new patients.
Officials say the demand for advanced gynecological services has outpaced the need for obstetric care.
Lewis-Gale Medical Center says this decision will NOT affect its maternity ward, which will remain open.

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A committee looking into the future for Roanoke's Victory Stadium wants first to dig into its past.
But they've discovered that will be more difficult than they first thought.
Joe Dashiell has the story.

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Chairman Jack Parrott said he was disappointed the committee hadn't seen all of the studies earlier... but glad they will be available as members get down to work. [NAT SOUND OF ENGINEER 01:44:29]
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Since 1996, the city and its consultants have conducted at least six studies of Victory Stadium and reviewed even more options... from full renovation of the existing facility, to construction of a new stadium on a different site, and several schemes in between.
Committee members say they want to hear it all.
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The committee wants to know more about the city's parks and recreation plan, and the needs of Eventzone.
And they hope to know within a few months, if Victory Stadium is structurally sound.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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For the third time in three years, a member of the legendary punk group, The Ramones, has died.
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Guitarist Johnny Ramone died yesterday after a five- year battle with prostate cancer.
Ramone, whose real name is John Cummings, co- founded the band 30 years ago with singer Jeff Hyman.
Hyman died in 2001 of lymphatic cancer.
Bassist Douglas Covin died in 2002 of a drug overdose.
Johnny Ramone was 55.
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Attorneys for singer Michael Jackson are hoping to keep some evidence out of court.
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At today's pre- trial hearing, they'll challenge the admissibility of evidence seized from Jackson's Neverland Ranch.
Defense attorneys say prosecutors and law enforcement overstepped their bounds.
Tomorrow, the court is expected to hear testimony from the mother of the boy Jackson is charged with molesting.
Jackson has pleaded not guilty.
He may be in court when the boy's mother takes the stand.
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Coming up after the break, Leo will have the latest on Hurricane Ivan. Stay with us. [MUSIC UP FULL]
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Country music star Phil Vassar is lending a helping hand to his old high school.
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Vassar will be kicking off his new album "Shaken, Not Stirred" with a concert at his alma mater, Brookville High School, on September 29th.
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Admission to the concert is 15 dollars which will include a copy of Vassar's new CD.
Profits will help the school's athletic boosters.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has gained 39 points. The Nasdaq is UP 12.

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Coming up on News 7 at noon - The upcoming NHL season could skate by without a puck being dropped.
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Plus we'll tell you why some of the flying world's top guns are heading to Nevada.
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The District of Columbia is apparently still on deck to possibly get a baseball team.
Members of baseball's relocation committee met for nearly twelve hours with officials in D-C yesterday.
They discussed details of a possible agreement to move the Montreal Expos to the nation's capital.
But lawyers for the former limited partners of the Expos plan to ask a federal judge to block the team's move.
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In other baseball news, Barry Bonds gets another swing at joining the 700-homer club today when the Giants play a matinee at Milwaukee.
Bonds went oh- for -four last night.
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This N-H-L season seems to be on thin ice.
The ice rinks are quiet on a day when they should be buzzing with training camps, as owners began their lockout of players at midnight.
The two sides have not met since a bargaining session last Thursday, which ended with representatives from both sides far apart.
Commissioner Gary Bettman says the work stoppage threatens to wipe out the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 19- 19.

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Some of the nation's best pilots are displaying their need for speed at an air show in Nevada.
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The annual National Championship Air Races and Air Show is getting under way today near Reno.
This is the 41st year of the race and show, and competitors will reportedly be vying for over a million dollars in prize money.
The planes will range from World War Two fighters to modern jets-- and of course, there will be plenty of stunts to wow the crowd.
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More than 200-thousand spectators are expected to attend.
The competition runs though Sunday.
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Before we leave you today, we thought we would take another look at all the High School Football Games that have been rescheduled for tonight.
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