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A wife is arrested for the murder of her husband in Pittsylvania county.
And hundreds of thousands evacuate as Hurricane Bonnie heads toward shore.
The forecast track so far for Bonnie means clouds and some passing showers for us. But the heat wave continues.
Today on health check --
A baker has developed a healthy fat substitute.
Plus -- some students in Franklin County can't stand the heat.
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People are boarding up-
and Heading out as Hurricane Bonnie moves closer.
The Carolinas are bracing for Hurricane Bonnie which is expected to make landfall by morning.
Hurricane warnings are now posted from South Carolina .. north to Chincoteague Virginia.
Already hundreds of thousands of tourists are evacuating.
Maureen Maher is in Kill Devil Hills
with the latest.
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((THE EVACUATION PROCESS HAS BEGUN ALONG MOST OF THE NORTH CAROLINA OUTER
BANKS. HURRICANE BONNIE IS PICKING UP STEAM AS IT HEADS TOWARD THE COAST.
Sandy Sanderson/ Dir. Emergency Management/Dare County, NC People don't need to be here. That's why we have an evacuation in progress. For
those people that have said well we'll just wait it out and it's just another storm... That's not the case folks. This is not just another storm.
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES ARE ON FULL
ALERT, TRYING TO KEEP A HANDLE ON THE QUICKLY CHANGING STORM CONDITIONS.
Geneva Perry,/Emergency Management Official/ Dare County, NC It does look that we are in for a ride on this one and we'll just deal with it the very best that we can.
WITH BONNIE STILL HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY, THE OCEAN IS SHOWING THE STORM'S EFFECTS. TEN-FOOT BREAKERS ARE REPORTED IN NORTH CAROLINA AND
STRONG TIDAL CURRENTS ARE BEING FELT AS FAR NORTH AS NEW JERSEY.
THE BIG WAVES AREN'T STOPPING DIE-HARD SURFERS. BUT, BEACH-GOERS ARE TAKING HEED.
SURFER If you know what you're doing, yah know, then it's not a problem. But,
if you don't know what you're doing then, yah know, don't try to get wet.
WOMAN ON BEACH: We're just staying here in front of the lifeguard stand keeping our eye
on the kids, because it looks like its been pretty bad yesterday and today it looks like it's even stronger.
EVEN WITH THE EVACUATION ORDERS AND HURRICANE WARNINGS, SOME FOLKS ARE
STILL NOT TOO CONCERNED.
Woman in beach chair: No one around here seems too worried about it. So, we're gonna wait it
out for a while and see what happens.))
For the latest on Bonnie let's head over to the Weather Center- Robin where exactly is Bonnie right now?
As we told you earlier thousands of people are evacuating beaches as Hurricane Bonnie approaches.
More than 300 thousand residents and tourists vacated parts of North and South Carolina.
Ellen Qualls is in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Ellen, have you felt any effects from the storm yet?
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The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office arrested a woman for the murder of her husband.
39-year old Victoria Shelton Sands is charged with first degree murder.
Her husband- 44-year old Thomas Lee Sands was killed around eleven Sunday night.
He was found dead in his home on (CAL-inds) Callands Road near the Henry County line.
An autopsy shows he was shot several times in the neck and chest.
Mrs. Sands is being held in the Pittsylvania County jail without bond.
The sheriff's office has not released a motive for the killing.
The former director of the Franklin County Development Center was convicted of embezzlement today.
35-year old Jeffrey Krantz directed the center, where mentally handicapped people make and sell crafts.
He stole 16-hundred dollars from the Development Center last year -- paying for personal items like a trip to Virginia Beach with a company credit card.
But the judge dropped four felony charges as part of a plea agreement.
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Krantz will have four misdemeanor charges on his record, and he must serve 100 hours of community service.
But the judge suspended his four year jail term.
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A retired Supreme Court Justice from Virginia has passed away. We'll have that next.
and a man who loved to tell good country stories has died. We'll remember Jerry Clower in a moment.
In Health Check, a chase for the home run record is bringing a lot of attention to a dietary supplement, but is it safe?
and we'll hear from Patrick Evans as he supplements his diet with some good barbecue.
Former Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell Junior died this morning.
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Powell was a key figure on the court for 16 years, and a distinguished alumnus of Washington and Lee University.
Appointed by Richard Nixon in 1971, he called himself a conservative, but didn't always vote that way.
Some refer to him as the conscience of the court.
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Sullivan says Powell took his seat on the bench at a time when most lawyers take retirement, and brought a lifetime of practical experience to the court.
A million and a half pages of his notes are preserved in the W & L archives.
Country comedian Jerry Clower has passed away.
Clower died of cardiac failure today at a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, just five days after undergoing heart surgery.
Clower was best known for his homespun Southern humor.
The one time fertilizer salesman began telling humorous stories to entertain his clients.
Friends taped one of his sales pitches and sent it to MCA Records. The result was his first album in 1970.
It went gold within a month.
A devout Christian and Baptist deacon, Clower said he made sure his comedy was always something for the whole family.
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Clower is survived by a wife and four children. He was 71.
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If you're looking for a new place to eat, Patrick Evans has a new suggestion. He says they won't give you a cold shoulder there, but they will serve up a nice barbecued one.
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It never takes Patrick Evans long to find the new restaurants in town.
Today's he's feeding his craving for barbeque--old fashioned hickory smoked barbeque, and he has a full report on this age-old technique.
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In Sports, we'll see who made the cut on cut down day in the N-F-L.
Coming up next on health check --
The future of fat free may be in the form of a popular breakfast food.
And Slugger Mark McGwire says it makes him a stronger basball player, but that doesn't mean a supplement he takes is right for everyone.
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The heat is taking it's toll on Franklin County schools today.
The ninety degree weather made unairconditioned classrooms at Franklin County High School too hot for class.
Students were dismissed early today at one-thirty.
Benjamin Franklin middle school and the Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration do have air conditioning but also bused students home early.
All three schools use the same transportation.
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Several schools are altering their schedules for tomorrow as a result of the heat.
Closing two hours early tomorrow will be schools in the Alleghany highlands.
In Franklin County, the High school, Benjamin Franklin Middle school and the CAT-SEE Center will all close two hours early.
Edgemont Primary School is closing at Noon.
Jeter Watson Intermediate is closing at 12:26.
Covington high School is closing around 12:30.
Nelson County Schools are closing at one tomorrow.
And schools in Craig and Smyth Counties are closing at 1:30 on Wednesday.
A team of researchers says they're making dreams come true. They've come up with cookies and ice cream that lowers cholesterol.
The team of scientists and a commercial baker say they've developed a fat substitute that can cut cholesterol levels by as much as 10 percent.
The product called NU-TRIM is made from oats and contains large amounts of soluble fiber.
The fake fat still needs F-D-A approval.
All of a sudden, a lot of people are talking about Androstenedione (andro-STIN-de-own).
It's a supplement popular among athletes...
Made even more popular by the news that Mark McGwire takes it.
McGuire is the St. Louis slugger who's chasing the major-league record for home runs.
He buys Androstenedione over the counter, just like you can.
It's perfectly legal.
But trainers will tell you it's not for everyone.
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The supplement is found naturally in the human body.
When it metabolizes, it turns into the male hormone testosterone.
It can help adults who work out regularly add extra bulk.
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Some stores, like General Nutrition Center, refuse to carry Androstenedione.
G-N-C's management said it is not convinced the supplement is safe.
In Sports, N-F-L teams had to cut a number of players today,
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The clock is ticking in the NFl today as the league's team made their first big wave of cuts to get down to 63 players.
The coldest cut of all for locals concerns Marcus Parker. The three time Friday Football Extra player of the week was released this afternoon by the Bengals.
Parker was a seventh round draft pick of Cincinnati.
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The Redskins cut 13 players today including these two receivers. Number 14 Patrick Palmer, the team's sixth round draft pick out of North West Louisiana State.
Fellow receiver Eric Matthews, a 169 pounder from Indiana was also released today.
The Skins will have to cut a few more to get down to the 53 player limit by Sunday.
The Carolina Panthers made their first big wave of cuts last night and they were not exactly kind to local favorite Brian Edmonds.
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The Panthers got their roster down to 63 players by releasing the former Virginia Tech fullback who was in camp as a free agent.
The also cut fellow fullback Scott Greene.
William Floyd is expected to be the team's starter.
James Madison's football team opens the football season September fifth at Maryland. After a 5 and 6 1997 record, the Fighting Dukes are looking to improve this season.
The Dukes recently held picture day at Bridgeforth stadium on campus. That's former Fieldale Collinsville star delvin Joyce with the tough look for the cameras. Last year's squad went 3 and 5 in the Dukes first year in the Atlantic 10. 14 starters are back.
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JMU is picked to finish last in the A-10 South-Atlantic division, a prediction that has become a pre season motivator around Harrisonburg.
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coming up at six we will bring everyone up to date on Matt Blundin. The former UVa quarterback and NFL reserve has re surfaced in Charlottesville with a whistle and a clip board, that story at 6, but don't go away, there is more news 7 at 5 to come.
It's been nothing but sweet success this year for a Giles County family farming the old fashioned way.
The Reighard (Rig-urd) family grows blueberries organically, which means they don't use pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
And while growing the berries this way is more difficult, they say it's worth the extra work because their berries are all natural.
The family farm, which is located just outside Newport, is open three days a week for folks who want to pick their own.
((SUE REIGHARD/FARMER:OH, THEY LOVE IT, YOU KNOW, THE FAMILIES COME OUT AND JUST THE CHANCE TO BE OUT IN THE COUNTRY, TO LOOK AT THE SKY AND THE COWS AND PICK BERRIES AND EAT WHILE THEY'RE JUST HAVING A GOOD TIME, IT'S GREAT.
ELISABETH SWINDELL: THEY'RE REALLY NICE WHEN YOU COME OUT HERE, IT'S FUN, YOU ALWAYS MEET PEOPLE WITH OTHER KIDS AND IT'S JUST A FUN THING TO DO. ))
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