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Coming up on News 7-
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Millions of Floridians are heading out- as Hurricane Frances heads in.
George W... accepts the nomination.. highlights coming up.
Want to know what's going on at your child's school? a new system in one district lets parents know quickly.
And amazing video from a Richmond city bus... as flooding hit this week.
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News 7 is next.

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((PRESIDENT BUSH: I'M HONORED BY YOUR SUPPORT AND I ACCEPT THE NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. APPLAUSE.))
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President George W. Bush tonight accepts the nomination- saying he will work for a safer world.
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((WE WILL BUILD A SAFER.... WILL HOLD US BACK. APPLAUSE.))
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
President Bush talked the economy.. saying it has risen.
He talked about the work of troops to liberate millions.. saying its work that would make the troops of Normandy proud.
He brought the crowd to its feet.. with cheers of four more years.
Teri Okita is at Madison Square Garden in New York with more.
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((GEORGE W. BUSH ... THE 43RD PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ... CAME TO NEW YORK'S LEGENDARY MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ... TO MAKE SURE HIS NUMBER IS NOT RETIRED THIS NOVEMBER.
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SPEAKING ON A STAGE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR HIM ... AND SURROUNDED BY HIS STAUNCHEST SUPPORTERS ... PRESIDENT BUSH REFLECTED ON THE LAST FOUR YEARS
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...AND LOOKED AHEAD TO THE FUTURE.
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MANY OF THE DELEGATES HERE SAY MR. BUSH'S FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF HIS FIRST TERM. BUT THEY ALSO KNOW THE STRUGGLING ECONOMY COULD HURT HIS RE-ELECTION CHANCES.
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THE PRESIDENT ALSO TOOK AIM AT HIS RIVAL, JOHN KERRY.
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NOW THE CONVENTION HAS COME TO A CLOSE -- BUT THE RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE IS JUST HEATING UP -- AS PRESIDENT BUSH HEADS INTO THE FALL DEBATES. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS,))

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Virginia's Democratic Governor says he likes some of what he heard from the Republican convention, mainly the president's accomplishments after 9-11.
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But Governor Warner is disappointed over what he believes have been too many personal attacks against John Kerry this week.
The governor was in Roanoke this evening to attend a reception for Delegate Onzlee Ware.
He told the party faithful Virginia will be competitive come November.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: THE KERRY CAMPAIGN HAS CAMPAIGNED IN THE STATE. IT SEEMS LIKE THE BUSH CAMPAIGN IS TAKING VIRGINIA FOR GRANTED. I HOPE THEY CONTINUE TO DO THAT. THAT'S HOW THE UNDERDOG CAN CREEP UP.))
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The governor says he would like to hear both candidates talk more about plans to keep the national deficit under control.
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[Frances]


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A rough night for residents in the Bahamas as Hurricane Frances moves through the islands.
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The winds have picked up and the rain is coming down.
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And with the hurricane coming closer Florida residents there are heading out. Nearly three million have been told to leave- the largest evacuation ever for a hurricane. Preparations for the storm have left plywood and gasoline in short supply. Some residents decided they'll brave the storm and avoid the lines of traffic-- but there is no avoiding the lines to get their storm supplies.
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[Fire-Memorial]


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Students at the University of Mississippi remembered three fallen classmates tonight.
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Three thousand people attended a campus-wide memorial for the victims of last week's fraternity house fire.
Three students, including sophomore Howard Stone of Martinsville, were killed last Friday when flames swept through the Alpha Tau Omega House.
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((CASEY WILLIAM BOYETTE/ATO FRATERNITY MEMBER & CHAPLAIN; TONIGHT PROVIDES CLOSURE. WE WILL NEVER FORGET OUR BROTHERS.
WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE THEM. BUT TONIGHT WE REALIZE THE CAMPUS, EVERYONE ELSE, NEEDS TO MOVE ON.))
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Investigators have not yet officially announced what caused the blaze, but say signs point to electrical problems.
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Questions remain after two Roanoke students were sent to the hospital today.
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Crews were called to Patrick Henry High School just after 11:30 this morning after several students complained of headaches, irritated eyes and trouble breathing. Crews initially suspected carbon monoxide and ventilated the classrooms. As a precaution- school officials are looking at nearby construction.
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((GARY LEAH, PATRICK HENRY HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: WE WANT TO GET SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT MOVED OUT OF HERE AND ANYTIME IT NEEDS TO BE CLOSE TO THE BUILDINGS ITS TO HAPPEN AFTERHOURS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS, NOT WHILE KIDS ARE HERE.))
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Tests at the school and at the hospital were negative for carbon monoxide. Fire officials say an airborne irritant could be to blame, but at this point they have "no clue."
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An environmental specialist will be at the school tomorrow to take a closer look at the ventilation system.

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When incidents like this happen at school, parents want to be notified right away.
But that's nearly impossible when you consider it could involve making hundreds of phone calls. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
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As Justin McLeod discovered one area school system has a solution. So Justin what is it?
Jean, it's an instant alert system.
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It allows administrators to notify parents of an emergency within minutes, rather than hours.
Henry County is one of the first school systems in Virginia to launch it.
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It's a web-based notification service that will be used in all fifteen of the district's schools.
It works like this. An administrator initiates an alert via a secure web interface or by phone.
Parents will then receive the message immediately by phone, cell, pager, e-mail, or P-D-A.
The system will be used for things like early dismissals, weather related closings, or evacuations.
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((SHARON DODSON/HENRY CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: FOR EXAMPLE WE HAD THE POWER GO OFF AT ONE OF OUR HIGH SCHOOLS LAST YEAR AND THAT'S A DIFFICULT SITUATION TO MAINTAIN KIDS AT A SCHOOL BUILDING AND YOU WOULD CERTAINLY LIKE FOR PARENTS TO BE AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON AND THE SERIOUSNESS OF IT AND GIVE THEM THEIR OPTIONS ON COMING PICK UP THEIR CHILD OR TRANSPORT THE CHILDREN HOME WE WILL BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH EVERYBODY.))
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Parents will be able to go online and choose how they want to be notified.
The school system may also eventually use the service to inform parents about absenteeism or remind them of special events.
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Henry County plans to begin testing the instant alert system at one of its schools in a few weeks.
It should be fully operational by the end of fall.
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Jean, the system costs 48-thousand dollars but administrators say it's money well spent when you consider Henry County has nearly eight thousand students.
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Is Victory Stadium solid enough to be saved?
Still ahead on News 7, how a citizen's group intends to find out.
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Plus one of the nation's most visible landmarks will soon close.
We'll find out why.
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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the NFL preseason winds down tonight with a pile of games.
The FSU-Miami game has been postponed. We'll have our first ACC Connection report of the season, and take a look at the rundown of games for Friday Football Extra tomorrow night. Right here on the Big 7.))
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The family of a Danville man who died in prison three months ago wants to know why they weren't told until last week.
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Funeral services for 49-year-old Calvin Swann were held today in Danville's Highland Burial Park.
Swann was serving a life term for a 1993 robbery and murder- He had been on death row for five years until he was granted clemency in 1999. But when he died of a heart attack in May, prison officials couldn't find any family.
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((CLYDE SWANN: LIKE I TOLD THEM MY NAME'S ON THE VISITATION LIST, I'M THE ONE WHO'S BEEN SENDING MONEY DOWN THERE, SEEMS LIKE YOU CALL COULD HAVE FOUND ME. BUT NO, THEY SAID THAT AIN'T THE PROCESS, THAT AIN'T THE WAY THEY NORMALLY DO IT. THEY NORMALLY DON'T GO TO THE VISITATION LIST TO FIND THE NEXT OF KIN.))
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Swann says his brother's prison file apparently contained out-of-date information.
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[Linkous]


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Murder is now the charge against a Christiansburg teen accused of shooting and killing another teen.
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17 year old Zachary Linkous is accused of killing 15 year old Edward Bertrand back in June. Bertrand was shot once in the stomach in a friend's garage on Spruce Street in Christiansburg. Prosecutors dropped the malicious wounding and voluntary manslaughter charges against Linkous. He's now charged with second degree murder and the use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Linkous' attorney says the shooting was an accident.
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((JIMMY TURK: THIS IS TERRIBLY TRAGIC, TERRIBLY SAD. YOU'VE GOT ONE YOUNG MAN THAT'S CHARGED WITH ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTING HIS BEST FRIEND.))
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It's the Commonwealth's policy NOT to comment. A grand jury will hear the case in October.
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The committee considering the renovation of Victory Stadium wants to know if the structure is sound, and members are planning to call in an engineering firm to find out.
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City Council appointed a 14- member committee to consider the future of the Roanoke landmark, and the need for other athletic facilities in the city.
Members say they need to know what kind of shape the stadium is in, before they can make a recommendation.
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((THAT'S THE KEY TO EVERYTHING. IF VICTORY STADIUM HAS REALLY SERIOUS PROBLEMS STRUCTURALLY THAT WILL INFLUENCE WHAT WE DO. WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE WHAT WE'VE GOT AND BUILD ON IT OR ADAPT IT AND IF THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE, THEN WE'VE GOT TO GO DOWN ANOTHER ROAD.))
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Chairman Jack Parrott says a structural engineer should be able to tell the committee if there are problems with the stadium, and how much it will cost to repair them.
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[Jefferson-Forest]


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One of the developers that hopes to build a new Jefferson Forest High School has submitted its proposal.
The plan includes additions to several other Bedford County schools as well.
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The Eastridge Companies have a contract on 70 acres of land within two miles of the current Jefferson Forest site.

The developer says it can build the new school for a price that is comparable to the cost of renovation.
The company hasn't revealed specifics, but says the plan will also address building needs at other schools.
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The school system has received four proposals, and will decide later this month whether any of them deserve further consideration.
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Still ahead on News 7, Robin has more on Hurricane Frances.
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Plus a first-hand view of the dangers of flash-flooding.
See what happened when a Richmond city bus is caught in the middle.
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Residents who live in Richmond's Shockoe Bottom will finally be allowed back in tomorrow.
A 20 block area has been closed off since Monday's flash floods
Meanwhile, some amazing video shows just how dangerous the situation was Monday night-
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These pictures are taken from the windshield camera of a Richmond Transit Bus-
Robbie Williams was driving the bus and became stuck along with two passengers.
Within two minutes water devours the curb and debris if floating by.
In ten minutes water is halfway up the side of some cars.
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((I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE THAT'S HOW SCARED WE WERE.))
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On board the bus, Robbie who can not swim- screams for help..
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((ROBBIE: WE WERE THINKING UP A PLAN JUST IN CASE WATER CAME INSIDE THE BUS.. WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO.. COULD WE GET OUT THE HATCH AND STAND ON TOP OF THE BUS OR COULD WE TRY TO SWIM AWAY.))
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Robbie says radio dispatch told her to stay calm and then told her they got a call that a young woman in a car next to them needed help-
They opened the emergency window and pulled the woman in.
Now, rescue boats did come in to free Robbie and the others on the bus. They say they're thankful to be alive.

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Plenty of NFL preseason highlights are on the way, plus the first ACC Connection of the season and the schedule of high school games for tomorrow night. But first your Extra Point -
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The Florida Marlins completed a four-game sweep in New York with a 9-to-6 win over the Mets as Damion Easley and Juan Encarnacion each drove in three runs. It will be Florida's last game for a while. Their series with the Cubs in Miami that was scheduled to start tomorrow is on hold until further notice to Hurricane Frances.
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The NFL preseason winds up this weekend, and most of the league's team played tonight.
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We begin the highlights with a former Big East Beast -Willis McGahee. Watch him slam in for the touchdown as he continues to prove he is back from that knee injury. But the Lions rally behind former Rutgers' quarterback Mike McMahon to beat the Bills 20 to 17.
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The Baltimore Ravens put a hurting on the New York Giants tonight as Eli Manning and Kurt Warner both struggled mightily. Chris McAllister returns this Warner pick for a touchdown. But the Ravens did get a big scare when all-pro Jonathan Ogden went down in the first quarter with a knee sprain. Ravens win it 27 to 17.
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The Dallas Cowboys played their second game in four days as they hosted the Chiefs. Eddie George bangs in for the TD as the Cowboys wins it 24 to 20.
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And in Pittsburgh - the Panthers Rod Rutherford, who was a Panther for the University of Pittsburgh came on and led Carolina to the winning score tonight as they beat the Steelers 16-to-13.
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Beginning tonight and running through the end of the college football regular season News 7 Sports will be brings you the ACC
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[go to acc connect full screen] Connection each and every Thursday night on News 7 at Six at 11. Tonight, we get things started with Steve Mason who has an inside look at the conference's quarterbacks.
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((STEVE MASON:NORTH CAROLINA STATE'S PHILLIP RIVERS, VIRGINIA'S MATT SCHAUB AND MARYLAND'S SCOTT MCBRIEN GENERATED 185 CAREER TOUCHDOWN PASSES. WHILE THEY ARE GONE, EIGHT OF THE 11 ACC TEAMS RETURN STARTING QUARTERBACKS THIS SEASON.))
((ACC quarterbacks have been named conference player of the year four of the last five years and nine times since 1990. Bryan Randall and Brock Berlin add more competitive fire to the position. ((BROCK BERLIN:O'BRIEN AWARD CANIDATE:)) ((DARIAN DURANT/51 TD PASSES AT UNC:))
Most of the current ACC QB's say studying their past will improve their future, with focus on what Rivers and Schaub were able to accomplish. ((BRYAN RANDALL/27 TD PASSES AT VA. TECH:)) ((CHARLIE WHITEHURST/PRESEASON ACC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:))
talent is key, but for players like Whitehurst, Durant and Florida State's Chris Rix, who have combined for 74 career starts, maturity and guidance is almost as important. ((TOMMY BOWDEN/2003 ACC COACH OF THE YEAR FOR CLEMSON:)) ((BOBBY BOWDEN/29TH SEASON AT FLORIDA STATE:)) USC and LSU both shared the national championship with signal callers who played their first full season as starters in the Trojans' Matt Leinhart and the Tigers Matt Mauck. ((CHUCK AMATO/N.C. STATE QUARTERBACK:)) Al Groh also hopes a first year starter in Marques Hagans can take his explosiveness from his return days and apply them under center.)) ((AL GROH/UVA HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:)) ((SIX OF THIS SEASONS ACC SIGNAL CALLERS , BERLIN, DURANT, RIX, RANDALL, WHITEGURST, AND GA. TECH'S REGGIE BALL ARE ON THE PRESEASON LIST OF 42 FOR THE DAVEY O'BRIEN AWARD WHICH GOES TO THE BEST COLLEGE QUARTERBACK IN THE COUNTRY. STEVE MASON FOR YOUR ACC CONNECTION:))

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Unfortunately, the ACC's grand opening to this highly anticipated 2004 football season has been postponed. The Florida State-Miami game originally set for Labor Day night has been moved to later in the week due to Hurricane Frances. The game has been rescheduled for next Friday night - September 10th at 8pm. You may be aware that the ACC has a policy of not televising games on Friday nights in an effort to avoid conflicting with high school football. But in this case the conference had little choice.

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Speakling of high school football, although there were a few games last week - the majority of schools officially kicks-off their respecitve seasons tomorrow night. Here's the schedule of games for week number one.
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Some big changes are in store for one of the nations most recognized monuments.
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The Washington monument grounds will be closed until next year. The need for beefed up security has prompted officials to close the grounds, while they install 15-million dollars worth of renovations.
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((VIKKI KEYS/NAT. PARK SERVICE:WE'RE MAKING SURE THE MONUMENT IS BEING PROTECTED FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.))
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50 acres surrounding the monument will be resculpted, as crews install multiple circles of security walls, designed to stop cars and trucks that may be loaded with explosives. The new security measures are designed to blend in and not take away from the monument.
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