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A million people try to leave the state of Florida in front of Hurricane Frances. We'll have the latest in a live report.
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Also a Christiansburg teenager faces charges of second degree murder.
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A mix of clouds and sun will work for the Friday forecast. We will check on Hurricane Frances and also check the holiday beach forecast as well.

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President Bush is preparing for one of the biggest speeches of his life.
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Two students at a Roanoke high school are sent to the hospital after they are exposed to an airborne substance.
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Plus a piece of history is found in someone's garage after nearly a hundred years. News 7 at 5 is next.
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You could say Floridians gotta go......
They are moving boats out of the water...
and moving themselves to safer land as Hurricane Frances heads toward the shore.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Many people along the East Coast are hoping for the best as Hurricane Frances moves toward land.
Frances is a category Four storm and it's big, about double the size of Hurricane Andrews that crashed into Florida in 1992.
Aleen Sirgany is live in Palm Beach County Florida where people are heading out.
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(((nats..radio "once again, south Florida is under a hurricane warning now, all the way to flagler beach." - over shots of city) AS HURRICANE FRANCES THREATENS SOUTH FLORIDA.....(nats..radio "it looks like it's going to impact the coast somewhere around palm beach.")
RESIDENTS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY, WHERE AT THE MOMENT - THE STORM IS PREDICTED TO STRIKE -- ARE GETTING OUT. MORE THAN A MILLION HAVE BEEN TOLD TO EVACUATE....OVER A 3 HUNDRED MILE STRECH OF THE COAST.

SOT - VICTOR CAPOZIO/PALM BEACH RESIDENT "we have to go - I live in a

mobile home so I can't stay in my home."
VICTOR CAPOZIO'S CHILDREN ARE TAKING NO CHANCES...
(nats..daughter 'he needs to take his medicine and get his insulin')


THEY'RE SENDING HIM WITH HIS OLDEST SON -- TO SAIL SOUTH -- OUT OF THE DANGER ZONE.
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EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK... (nats..) RESIDENTS ARE BOARDING UP -- AND PROTECTING WHAT THEY CAN.
(nats 'it's best to be prepared than not to be prepared.')


FRANKLIN REED, WHO'S RUN THIS TOWN BARBERSHOP FOR DECADES IS AFRAID HE'S ABOUT TO LOSE EVERYTHING. FRANKLIN REED/PALM BEACH RESIDENT "It means a hell of a lot to me - it's my life." THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF LIVES COULD BE IN DANGER -- AND FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR IS URGING EVERYONE TO PLAY IT SAFE.
GOVERNOR JEB BUSH/(R) FL "This is a deadly storm, this is not something to say, well I'm gonna be macho about this and stay in my condo on the beach."

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WITH A PICTURE PERFECT DAY HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA -- THE FEAR IS THAT SOME RESIDENTS WON'T TAKE THIS THREAT SERIOUSLY.

SOT - JOEL SHACKELFORD/LANTANA POLICE DEPT. "If they decide to ride it

out - I pray they'll be okay... (aleen) they'll be on their own? (cop) yah, we can't respond once the storm hits."
AND BEFORE IT DOES -- THE RUSH TO BE READY HAS INTENSIFIED....
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WITH PEOPLE BUYING UP WATER -- GAS -- AND OTHER SUPPLIES. ALL ANYONE CAN DO NOW -- IS HOPE -- FRANCES SHOWS AT LEAST SOME MERCY. ALEEN SIRGANY, ...LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA

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THIS IS HOW DIRE THE SITUATION IS -- POLICE CAN'T FORCE ANYONE TO GET OUT -- SO THEY'RE TAKING THE NUMBERS OF NEXT OF KIN - - FOR THOSE WHO DECIDE TO STAY -- FOR THE WORST CASE SCENARIO.))

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Two teenagers were taken to the hospital after inhaling fumes at Patrick Henry high school.
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Crews were called to the school just after 11:30 when the students complained of trouble breathing, irritated eyes and headaches. Firefighters evacuated several classrooms and brought in equipment to determine where the odor was coming from.
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The teens have been released from the hospital and are home this evening. Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, we'll tell you what's being done to keep construction from interfering in the school day in the future.
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A Christiansburg teenager accused of shooting and killing another teen is facing a more serious charge. 17 year old Zachary Linkous is NOW accused of second degree murder.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is in Blacksburg with the details. Rachel?
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Jean, Prosecutors decided NOT to move forward with a malicious wounding and voluntary manslaughter charge against Zachary Linkous. Instead the opted for second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
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17 year old Linkous is accused of shooting and 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. 15 year old Mandi Carlson was also present at the shooting and will be the key witness in the crime. But Linkous' attorney, Jimmy Turk says this case is nothing more than a tragic accident.
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((JIMMY TURK: THE TWO PEOPLE THAT WERE THERE BOTH STATE THAT IT WAS AN ACCIDENT. AND I FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT, THAT'S WHAT ALL THE EVIDENCE SHOWS AT THIS TIME. THE PROSECUTION KNOWS IT. THE POLICE KNOW IT, I KNOW IT.))
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It's the commonwealth's policy NOT to comment on active cases. Turk waived today's preliminary hearing, he said, out of respect for Edward Bertrand's family.
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Jean that means this case is headed to a Montgomery County Grand Jury.
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The meet again in October.
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Rachel, Did Turk give any indication why he believes the shooting was an accident?
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Jean, he says both Zach and Mandi have said from the beginning that the gun accidentally went off. Turk also says that Zach and Edward were best friends and there was no reason for Linkous to shoot him. When asked, why his client had a gun then, Turk said, kids do stupid things and a friend had given it to him. Jean.

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Coming up next on the newscast, Lynchburg police name several people they would like to ask about this week's murder.
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Plus President Bush puts the final touches on an acceptance speech he hopes will win over the undecided.
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The list of suspects in Tuesday night's murder of a Lynchburg man has now grown to four.
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30-year-old Clyde Arbrey Hilliard was shot to death outside the James Crossing apartments on Longview Road.
After talking with witnesses, police say they're looking for four people in connection with the crime.
Two of them are brothers: 29-year-old Emmitt Leonard Harsley and his 26-year-old brother Jabulani.
They'd also like to talk to 23-year-old Insan Abdul Salaam J. Hall and 23-year-old Julian Eugene Slaughter.
Anyone who might know where any of these men are is asked to call the Lynchburg police.
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Militants are freeing some of the hostages they've been holding at a school in Southern Russia.
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Officials say 26 women and children have been released.
Russian television showed babies being carried out by Russian soldiers.
An emotional rollercoaster for parents and relatives there- swarming around officials to find out who was let out.
Militants with bombs strapped to them seized the school yesterday- threatening to blow it up if Russian forces move in.
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President Bush steps onto a circular stage tonight to address the faithful at the republican national convention. Teri Okita is at madison square garden with a preview.
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TRACK: TONIGHT, PRESIDENT BUSH WILL SPEAK FOR HIMSELF.

(nat bush so nobly carried out)


TRACK: HE TESTED OUT THE BRAND NEW PODIUM THIS AFTERNOON. IT WAS BUILT DIFFERENTLY THAN THOSE AT OTHER CONVENTIONS. IT'S A CIRCULAR STAGE, LOW TO THE GROUND AND SURROUNDED BY DELEGATES.

(SOT: JIM CLANCY/TEXAS DELEGATE: Anything that gets the delegates

closer to the person we're here to work for is a great opportunity.)
TRACK: AIDES SAY HE'LL USE THE SPEECH TO DISCUSS NEW DOMESTIC PROPOSALS, INCLUDING INITIATIVES TO SIMPLIFY THE TAX CODE AND HELP PEOPLE START BUSINESSES. HE'LL PROMOTE WHAT HE CALLS AN "OWNERSHIP SOCIETY."

(STAND-UP BRIDGE: THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO EXPECTED TO TALK ABOUT HOW THE

TERRORIST ATTACKS ON THE WORLD TRADE CENTER...JUST MILES FROM HERE...AFFECTED HIM, AND THE WORLD. AND HE'LL OFFER HIMSELF AS A STRONG WARTIME COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF.)

(SOT: HOWARD SLAUGHTER/PENNSYLVANIA DELEGATE People want to hear about

the plans for the war. What are the opportunities that exist and the challenges that are prevelant.)

(SOT: JAN KOEHNE/TEXAS DELEGATE Undecided voters, once they hear him,

are going to see that there is clearly a difference between him and the other candidate.)
TRACK: IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SPEECH, THE PRESIDENT WILL LEAVE NEW YORK AND HEAD FOR THE BATTLEGROUND STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA. HE CAN'T AFFORD TO WASTE A MINUTE OF CAMPAIGN TIME. THE ELECTION IS TWO MONTHS FROM TODAY. TERI, OKITA, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.)) ))

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On this week's Growin It, it's harvest time in the herb garden as Brent Watts visits a Rockbridge County herb farm.
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If you grow your own fresh herbs, now is the perfect time to start harvesting. Brent Watts visits a Rockbridge County herb farm with details.
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Today in Sports, Mike Stevens will see how the Avalanche will try to keep their season from completely sliding down hill.
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Then a little bit later, a piece of history that was recently rediscovered is going on the auction block.
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The Salem Avalanche plays game three of a four game set with Wilmington tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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The Avs fell to the Blue Rocks 6-5 last night after allowing a 5-nothing lead to slip away in the late innings. This series with Wilmington is the second to last of the season for Salem and even though the team is well out of the playoff race, the Avalanche are still working on X's and O's to try and beat the Blue Rocks.
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Several teams in the big leagues are getting a jump on the weekend.
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Including the Marlins. Florida 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.
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However, the Marlins who call Ft. Lauderdale home already have postponed tomorrow night's game with Chicago. Plus, just about 20 minutes ago the Florida State - Miami football game set for this coming Monday night was rescheduled for next Friday - September 10th.

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Nascar usually spends the Labor Day weekend in Darlington but the sport makes its first return trip to the California Speedway this weekend for the running of the Pop Secret 500. For West Coast native Jimmie Johnson, he can't think of a better place to try to regain the points lead.
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The new Atlantic Coast Conference has been the biggest story in southwest Virginia for more than a year. And this week's marks the start of the first full weekend of play in the new 11 team league.
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[go to acc connect full] To make sure you have all of the ACC information you can use each and every week News 7 Sports has expanded its ACC Connection reports from basketball season into football, as well. Steve Mason will join us at the top of the hour for this season's first ACC Connection report with a look at the quarterbacks in the league.
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And the ACC Connection will be coming your way each and every Thursday on News 7 at 6 & 11. Hope you enjoy them. Jean will be right back in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]


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A discovery in an unlikely place is giving history buffs a clearer picture of the Titanic disaster.
Richard Roth has the details.
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