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NOON-HEADLINES

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Hurricane Bertha has shifted north, and its eye is once again targeting North Carolina.
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And Buckinham Palace makes a big announcement concerning the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
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We'll have the latest on Bertha as she continues to churn the waters of the Atlantic, as well as a look at Daylilies and your complete local forecast, coming in weather.
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Stick around News 7 at Noon is next.

Satellite-lOOP


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The waiting game continues this afternoon for residents of the Carolinas.
But Hurricane Bertha has thrown a few surprises today.
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The storm has strengthened to a Category two with 105 mile an hour winds.
It's also shifted more to the north.
Landfall is now likely tonight near Cape Fear, North Carolina.
Byron Harlen has the latest from Wrightsville Beach.
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Bertha


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Local-Bertha


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Ellen Qualls is in Virginia Beach where they're also battening down the hatches.
Ellen, what's the latest?
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Train-Ax


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A central Virginia man lost both his feet after being hit by a train early this morning in Campbell County.
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It happened shortly after 3 o'clock on Route 680 near Rustburg.
State police say 22-year-old Lewis E. Noel Junior of Madison Heights was apparently sitting on the railroad tracks when he was struck by a northbound Norfolk Southern train. Rescue crews say the train's wheels severed Noel's feet.
He suffered other minor injuries and was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
He's listed in stable condition.
Police say Noel had been drinking just before the accident.
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Still to come on News 7, more unrest overseas, including riots in Ireland and a bombing in Moscow,
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and it was an eventful night at Madison Square Gardens as spectators got more than ONE fight.
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Quickette


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The teenaged drunk driver who struck and killed a teacher in Roanoke County last year now says he bought beer from the same store- -15 to 25 times- -before the fatal accident.
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At an Alcoholic Beverage Control hearing today, the boy- -who's now 17- -told the hearing examiner that he was already intoxicated when he went into the Riverside Quickette the night of December 14.
He indicated he'd bought beer there before, as often as once a week from various clerks.
The owner of the store says he's made it clear to his employees: if the customer has "NO I-D, there's no sale" of alcohol.
It'll be at least a week before the hearing examiner decides whether Fred Dotson's beer and wine license should be suspended.
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MOSCOW


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For the second time in as many days a bomb has ripped apart a Moscow trolleybus.
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Today's rush hour attack left 27 people injured.
Police say today's bomb was similar to yesterday's, only stronger.
That attack injured five people.
Russian officials believe the bombs are the work of Chechen separatists or criminals angered by a new anti- crime decree.
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Ireland


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Tens of thousands of Protestants have taken to the streets in Northern Ireland today commemorating 17th century battles with Catholics.
Several days of rioting have preceded today's marches, including clashes last night that left three policemen with bullet wounds.
They are the first officers targeted since an Irish Republican Army ceasefire began 17 months ago.
Allen Pizzey has more.
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Some unrest last night at Madison Square Garden.
It was a fight within a fight.
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Former Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe found himself on the ground in the 7th round after Andrew Golota landed his fourth low blow.
The Polish heavyweight was disqualified from the fight.
That sent one of Bowe's handlers into Golota's corner where he attacked the fighter.
Then spectators joined in.
The fighting lasted about 30 minutes, leading to 10 arrests.
Golota's 74 year old trainer was injured is now hospitalized in stable condition.
Authorities say about 20 others suffered minor injuries, including 8 police officers.
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Just ahead on News 7, we'll tell you how you can enjoy DAY-lillies all summer long,
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and Prince Charles and Lady Di are heading down the aisle again - but this time in divorce court.
The agreement was announced today.
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Gay-Marriages


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The issue of gay marriages comes up for a vote today in the House.
The bill would create the first federal definition of marriage -- making it a union between one man and one woman.
It also would deny federal recognition of same-sex marriages sanctioned by states.

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There appears to be no more debate on the fate of a royal marriage.
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After months of deadlock Prince Charles and Princess Diana have agreed on a divorce settlement, ending 15 years of marriage.
Buckingham Palace made the formal announcement today.
Lawyers for the Prince and Princess say the divorce will be made final August 28th.
Under terms of the deal, Diana will receive a lump sum payment that British papers put as high as 26- million.
The royal couple has been separated since 19-92.
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N-W-TOSS


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And coming up Patrick Evans gives us a look at Daylilies on this week's edition of Growin' It.
Stay tuned for that, plus an update on Hurricane Bertha. sponsor board

GROWIN-IT


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The Daylillies are in bloom, but not for long!
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Local growers are tending their daylilly crop during the summer season.
Daylillies produce flowers that last for only one day, hence the name.
Different varieties bloom at different times, so you can actually have daylillies all summer.
While very durable, the flowers do require a modicum of care to ensure each plant will produce to its maximum potential.
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((BRAD HUGHS/FRANKLIN FARMS: DAYLILIES NEED ABOUT 6 HOURS OF SUNLIGHT A DAY. THEY ARE VERY DROUGHT RESISTANT BUT LIKE ANY FLOWER OR PLANT THEY NEED WATER REGULARLY.))
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Daylillies are one of the most hardy perennials around, they do well in shade or sun, but should get at least six hours of sunlight a day.
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National-Economy


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A jump in food prices has fueled a rise in wholesale prices.
The Labor Department says prices were up two-tenths of a percent in June.
Analysts say that makes it even more likely that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.
Meanwhile, retail sales fell last month.


Stocks


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Stocks have been searching for a clear direction today, after taking a big tumble yesterday.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN 21 points.
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Stick around - Patrick has sports next including highlights of the Salem-Lynchburg baseball game,
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and a former N-F-L player is in Danville dedicating his time to youngsters on the football field.
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Hillcats


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Game two of the Salem-Lynchburg three game series again went to the Cats as the Hill City boys came away with a 6-3 win.
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The Hillcats make Salem a little dizzy, grabbing a 5 to 1 lead.
Jose Guillen deals the biggest blow in a 3 run 3rd.
He tatoos this Scott LaRock delivery over the wall in left for a 2 run shot, his 12th on the season.
Salem gets 2 runs back in the 5th.
Elvis Pena hits the sharp grounder that squirts through the middle.
Blake Barthol and Chad Gambill race home to make it a 5-3 game.
In the bottom of the inning, Ramon Martinez hits the grounder to Pena, who
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makes the wild throw to first. Erskine Kelly scoots home. Hillcats 6-3.
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Jaguars


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The Roanoke Jaguars' 12 and under A-A-U basketball team is going to the big dance.
Roy Stanley has more on Roanoke's latest A-A-U sensation.
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((The Jaguars season started last November. And since that time the team has won more than 27 games.
Last month the Jaguars finished third in the state tournament in Charlottesville
That performance earned the Jaguars a spot in the nationals at Salt Lake city, Utah next week.)) (( )) (( )) ((The Coaches and players have put a lot of effort to reach the national level. The team practices up to three times a week.
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Camp


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Former N-F-L great and Danville product Ferrell Edmunds is grooming future heroes.
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The third annual Ferrell Edmunds Football Camp is underway at Blairs Middle School.
The camp provides kids ages 10- through 18 an opportunity to sharpen their skills on the field by focusing on the fundamentals.
The six-foot-six Edmunds is a former tight end for the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks.
Edmunds, who's now retired, says the camp is an opportunity to reach out to young people.
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The camp will wrap up Saturday with a cookout.
Scholarships were offered to kids who couldn't afford the 25- dollar fee.
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On Health Check-- a report on what could end up being the latest exercise craze.
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It's called deep-water running, or "aqua jogging."
While it provides an intense cardiovascular workout, it has minimal impact on the joints-- so it's appropriate for any fitness level.
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We'll have the story, plus all the day's news, sports and weather-- on News 7 at FIVE.
Thanks for joining us today. Have a great weekend.