Where is she headed?
Residents along the East coast anxiously await Hurricane Bonnie's next move.
And Virginia officials tackle binge drinking as thousands of college students head back to class today.
News 7 at noon is next.
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Hurricane Bonnie remains unpredictable this afternoon.
The storm showed some signs of movement earlier today but is once again stalled.
Bonnie is churning east of the Bahamas, with winds of 115 miles-per-hour.
Forecasters expect the system to resume a northwest motion which means they could begin posting hurricane watches for a portion of the
U-S Atlantic coast this afternoon.
Liz Gonzalez reports.
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Mother nature is raging all across the United States. Florida and other
states along the Southeast are bracing for Hurricane Bonnie...
Bonnie--a category three hurricane at the moment-- with winds up to 115
miles-per-hour, is east of the Bahamas right now in the Atlantic Ocean--
and slowly moving in a northwest direction. Forecasters say one scenario
has her hitting or skirting the US around midweek...
Sot/Jerry Jerrell, National Hurricane Center, 8:50:53-03 it's capable of
doing major damage. Because it's a category 3 it could tear down
building and create a huge storm surge.
In South Carolina, emergency management officials called in the National
Guard to help prepare for the storm.
Nasa pilots shot this video from the eye of the hurricane.
SOT/Jan Nystrom, NASA Pilot, 20:08:14-21, I was impressed with the size
of it, I'd fly 30 minutes from one end to the other and I didn't start
at extreme edges.
While most people prepared for the worst, surfers from Jacksonville,
Florida up to New Jersey were enjoying perfect surfing conditions.
In Southern Texas, a flash flood watch is in effect, due to heavy rains
from a tropical storm. Many roads were still flooded.
And in Wisconsin, this amateur video shows the tornado that uprooted
trees and cut electricity to thousands of homes Sunday night. No
injuries were reported.
Liz Gonzalez for CBS News, New York.))
A Pittsylvania county man was shot to death at his home last night.
Authorities say the body of 44- year- old Thomas Lee Sands was discovered inside his home in Axton.
Sands had been shot with a handgun in the upper part of his body.
An autopsy is scheduled.
Meanwhile, the sheriff's department DOES have a suspect, but is still investigating.
Classes begin at Virginia Tech today.
And with higher education comes a lesson about binge drinking... especially for freshmen who are leading life on their own for the first time.
Attorney General Mark Earley was the guest speaker at orientation.
He says its his plan to reduce drinking, and change the face of campuses across the state.
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((MARK EARLEY/STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL; SO AS PART OF THAT, I'M GOING TO BE SPEAKING AT A NUMBER OF THE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES AROUND VIRGINIA THIS WEEK AND NEXT. BASICALLY ASKING THEM FOR THEIR HELP, TELLING THEM WE HAVE A PROBLEM THAT A MINORITY OF OUR STUDENTS ENGAGE IN. BUT IT'S VERY DISRUPTIVE FOR A LOT OF STUDENTS AND WE NEED THEIR HELP IN REBUILDING THE COLLEGE CULTURE.))
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The task force is also recommending enforcement and education: enforcement of current alcohol laws, and education on the consequences of binge drinking.
But it would appear that the partying has already begun, at least at some fraternity houses.
And while some are aware of the need to deter underage and binge drinking, it would seem as though they have their own agenda.
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(("JIM"/ZETA PSI PLEDGE; THE ONLY THING WE REALLY NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR IS ABC AND THAT KIND OF THING BECAUSE IF WE GET CAUGHT BY THEM, WE COULD LOSE OUR HOUSE. SO WE HAVE TO BE REAL CAREL\FUL ABOUT THAT ALCOHOL UNDERAGE KIND OF THING. So do you all permit underage drinking? NO, WE DON'T PERMIT IT, BUT IT'LL HAPPEN. WE CAN'T CONTROL EVERYBODY.))
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One man says he doesn't condone drinking, but says he believes that drinking is part of the college experience.
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((BILL MADDEN/PARENT; I DON'T THINK THAT YOU CAN REALLY CONTROL IT ONCE THEY LEAVE THE HOME. YOU CAN'T CONTROL IT 24-HOURS A DAY. I BELIEVE IT STARTS AT THE HOME. IF THEY SEE THEIR PARENTS AREN'T DRINKING THEN MAYBE THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GO OUT AND DRINK.))
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The task force indicates that if its recommendations are to be successful, a foundational plan needs to be in place at each of the state's colleges and universities by the first of the year.
A robber beat up a Roanoke hotel clerk early Sunday morning.
Roanoke police responded to the Hampton Inn on Franklin Road Southwest shortly before 1 a-m.
They say a man with a knife approached Carol King outside the building and demanded money.
King reportedly lost consciousness when the man grabbed her neck and smashed her head into the counter several times.
When she woke up, the hotel's night receipts were missing.
King was taken to Lewis Gale Hospital for treatment.
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In Los Angeles the postal service is busy searching through mailboxes for what could be deadly deliveries.
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Yesterday sheriff's deputies arrested a woman who was about to mail packets of sodium cyanide to more than 100 people.
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SHERMAN BLOCK/L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF
WHICH IS A DEADLY POISON THAT WOULD BRING ABOUT INSTANT DEATH IF ANYONE CONSUMED WHAT WAS IN THE PACKET. ))
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The deadly powder was disguised as nutritional supplements.
Fifty year old Kathryn Schoonover is being held on suspicion of attempted murder.
There is no word on a motive.
Authorities fear she may have already mailed other envelopes.
In Kenya new developments in the search for suspects in the U-S embassy bombing in Kenya.
A source close to the investigation says some of the key suspects now being held in Nairobi may soon be extradited to the United States.
The source also says the investigation by F-B-I and Kenyan agents is making rapid progress.
Information from the suspects led them to this hotel, where some of the alleged bombers stayed.
A number of the FBI agents who were sent to Kenya are now being sent to Egypt and Pakistan to track down leads from the suspects.
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SUPER: WILLIAM COHEN//SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: "WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE THIS EFFORT, A LONG STRUGGLE, AGAINST THE
SCURGE OF TERRORISM."
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Meanwhile, Sudan is pulling its entire diplomatic staff out of Washington -- vowing they won't return until the U-S apologizes for its missile strikes.
Sudan has asked the United Nations to inspect the factory, bombed last Thursday, to disprove U-S claims that it had terrorist links.
The two Libyans accused of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 may go on trial in the Netherlands.
Judges from Scotland, where the plane crashed, would hear the case under Scottish law.
A Clinton administration official says the White House has agreed to that arrangement.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is expected to notify
relatives of the victims during a conference call today.
A quick note to parents in Patrick County.
Schools there will be closing at 1 pm due to heat.
Again, that's Patrick County schools closing early today, because of heat.
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Patrick County students may be getting a break, but it's back to the grind for students in Roanoke County.
That's coming up.
And Boris Yeltsin offers an explanation to the Russian people for taking some risky moves in the upper echelons of his government.
Right now though, Patrick has the weather.
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Summer is officially over for students in Roanoke County.
They went back to school today.
And it's taking some creative problem-solving to make everything go smoothly.
At Clearbrook Elementary, the staff had to re-route its traffic pattern.
The school is being renovated and crews will be there for a while.
That means parents have to get used to a new routine for dropping off kids.
Principal Cris Flippen said she had to put in extra hours to make sure the first day of school would be a smooth one.
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((CHRIS FLIPPEN/PRINCIPAL: I JUST STARTED CALLING ON THURSDAY WITH VOLUNTEERS, CALLING SOME 135 FAMILIES, STARTED SOME PHONE TREES. ALSO SENT A MAP WITH DETAILED TRAFFIC FLOW.))
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Crews got a late start at Clearbrook because they were waiting for the county to authorize construction money.
A single-car accident in Henry County claimed the life of a Spencer man.
State police say the driver of a Camaro lost control on Route 58 last night around 11.
The vehicle reportedly ran off the road, struck and embankment, and flipped over.
Police say 44-year-old victim Larry Wayne Lowe was a passenger in the Camaro.
He was reportedly thrown from the car and died this morning at Martinsville Memorial Hospital.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin went on national television today to explain why he has suddenly reappointed the prime minister he fired five months ago.
Yeltsin explained he needs an experienced leader like Victor Chernomyrdin (chehr-nuh-MEER'-din).
This time around, Chernomyrdin inherits a deepening economic
crisis that's already seen the ruble effectively devalued.
Yelstin yesterday fired his entire cabinet.
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The health department today is testing more water from Smith Mountain lake after the discovery of raw sewage.
Meantime, lake business owners are responding to allegations that their businesses are to blame.
Tina Tenret has more.
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(( Marc DeTournillon owns Shoreline Marina.
Health department officials say he's one of the good guys in the fight against lake contamination.
After all, the water around Shoreline Marina tests clean.
But they did find raw sewage in nearby Becky's Creek.
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((MARC DETOURNILLON/SHORELINE MARINA: WHEN YOU SAY BECKY'S CREEK, YOU'RE SAYING SHORELINE. MY SALES WERE GONE YESTERDAY. I MAY AS WELL HAVE CLOSED MY MARINA YESTERDAY BECAUSE I HAD NO BUSINESS YESTERDAY.))
High levels of fecal coliform were in front of one house in particular -- the Bradleys.
But because raw sewage is sometimes dumped off boats, illegally, residents blame Shoreline Marina.
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((I DON'T WANT THE COMMUNITY TO FEEL IT'S ALL COMING FROM THE MARINA. I HAVE KICKED AND EVICTED PEOPLE OUT OF THIS MARINA WHO DO NOT HAVE SEALED SYSTEMS ON THEIR BOATS. MY PUMPOUTS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.
..... BUTT BUTT BUTT ...
YOU CAN COME TO THIS MARINA PUMP OUT YOUR BOAT LEAVE AND I WILL SAY THANK YOU.))
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The health department says the sewage could come from failing septic systems along the lake, or dirty diapers, or boats.
DeTournillon says education is the answer.
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((THE WEEKEND BOATER WHO DOES NOT KNOW THESE LAWS. THE WEEKEND BOATER WHO COMES UP HERE FOR THE WEEKEND WITH CHILDREN, INFANTS, WITH DIAPERS, THAT'S WHERE I SEE A PROBLEM.))
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE WATER NEAR HARDY'S BRIDGE AND CRAZY HORSE CAMPGROUND ALSO HAVE HIGH LEVELS OF FECAL COLIFORM. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL RUN MORE TESTS TODAY. TEST RESULTS SHOULD BE READY BY THURSDAY. TINA TENRET NEWS7.))
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The November elections won't just be a race for Congress.
Virginia Voters will also consider five measures to amend the state constitution.
One is whether records of misconduct cases against judges should be available to certain legislators.
If it passes, the change eventually could open such records to the
Another measure would give voting rights in state elections to workers sent on temporary overseas assignments.[Comm
Bonds might be your best option if you are a cautious investor.
Scott Goldberg tells us why in this week's Common Sense.
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((In the last Common Sense we talked about bonds and money markets -- two investment options that are not as risky as stocks.
This week, Tom Dunkenberger gets technical, talking about why bonds are good investments.
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((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST UNION: THE BOND MARKET, IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT INVESTING IN BONDS, GOVERNMENT AND CORPORATE BONDS, THERE'S ALSO SOME POTENTIAL AS RATES WILL PROBABLY CONTINUE TO GO DOWN OVER THE NEXT ONE TO TWO YEARS TO MAKE SOME MONEY IN BONDS. THE ACTUAL INTEREST RATE IN BONDS ISN'T THAT STRONG. BUT WE THINK IT WILL ACTUALLY BECOME LOWER OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS.))
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But Dunkenberger said you should watch the stock market for buying opportunitites.
And when the price is right, you can move money from bonds into stocks and get higher returns.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg. ))
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 6 points.
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Still ahead in sports, the Avalanche look to take two in a row from the Indians.
And in the majors, it was another huge day for the long ball. We'll have the updates on the Roger Maris chase, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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Good pitching and solid defense were the keys to the Kinston Indians' 8-2 defeat of the Avalanche last night at Salem Memorial Field.
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These heads were spinning in the dizzy bat race in between innings of the game.
With two men on, Kinston's Dennis Konrady hits a triple down the first base line scoring both runners and the Indians would take the 4 to 2 lead in the sixth inning.
Then in the seventh, the Avalanche puts two runners
on base but Bernard Hutchinson lines out to second for the easy double play ending the inning and Kinston goes on to win the game 8 to 2.
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Outfield seats have become the hottest ticket in town since the home run race heated up, and yesterday, the three big sluggers showed why.
McGwire, Sosa, AND Griffey all cranked up the power, as they continued to march toward the single season home run record.
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In Pittsburgh, Mark McGwire slammed his 53-rd homer. McGwire hits this 2-2 pitch from Ricardo Rincon deep into the left field seats with two outs in the 8-th inning. It's McGwire's sixth homer in five days.
But the Cards lose 4 to 3.
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Sammy Sosa did one better yesterday afternoon in Chicago's 13 to 3 loss to Houston. Sosa hit a pair of homers- one in the fifth and one in the eighth. His 51 homers are the second most in Cub's history.
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And in Seattle, Ken Griffey Junior finally hit the long ball in the Mariners 3 to 2 win over the White Sox. His two run shot came in came in the fourth and it gives Griffey 43- the most in the American League.
Griffey hadn't homered since August 15-th.
On to racing, where Stacy Compton took home his second career Craftsman Truck Series victory.
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Compton took the lead with less than 10 laps to go and he would cruise to victory in the Lund Look 275K race for the win.
It's Compton's first win on a road course.
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Last week's winner Jimmy Hensley of Ridgeway finished third.
Roanoke native Billy King finished 19th at the Northville Long Island Classic yesterday- his best finish since joining the P-G-A Senior Tour.
King shot a final round 73 to finish five under par.k after earning his first major at the P-G-A championship, Vijay Singh is a winner again on the P-G-A tour.
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Meantime, Vijay Singh got his second win in as many weeks on the P-G-A tour.
Here he rolls in the eagle putt at the 17-th green to win the Sprint International with 47 points under a modified Stableford scoring system.
Phil Mickelson rolls in this eagle putt on the 17-th green to share second place with Willie Wood with a total of 41 points.
(------------) Tiger Woods, who started the day 2 points off the lead, would finish 9 shots behind Singh.