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Emergency officials in Florida say it's not time to hope, it's time to act.
Hurricane Frances is targeting the Sunshine State.
We'll have a live update on preparations, coming up.
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And, Lynchburg police have named two people they're looking for in connection with a fatal shooting earlier this week.

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Fairly nice weather continues for most of our area as we keep a close eye on Hurricane Frances. I'll have the very latest with our Hurricane Tracker.

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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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((IT LOOKS VERY SERIOUS. THEY'RE PREDICTING A MAJOR HIT HERE AND WE'VE GOT TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY..IT'S VERY SCARY.))


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It's being billed as bigger than Hurricane Andrew and badder than Hurricane Charley--
Hurricane Frances has Florida residents boarding up and heading out while there's still time.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
As Hurricane Frances pushes its way towards Florida, a massive evacuation is underway.
Three- quarters of a million people have been told to leave.
The category- four storm could hit Florida's Atlantic coast as early as tomorrow night.
Brian Andrews is in West Palm Beach Florida, and joins us now with the latest on hurricane preparations.
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Pkge:
(nats..people in line) LOCATOR: MIAMI, FL


THE SUN WASN'T UP -- BUT ANXIOUS MIAMI RESIDENTS WERE. IN LINE.... WITH A HURRICANE WISH LIST.

(nat sot "i need a sheet of plywood.")



SOT - RUTH SCHLOSSBERG/WAITING IN LINE

"They don't have plywood? really? well, I might as well go back to bed!... and just hope for the best"
OTHERS WERE MORE DETERMINED.

SOT - MATT STECKLEY/WAITING IN LINE

"If we have broken windows, I'm in real big trouble - I'm here because my wife asked me to make sure at least one of our rooms is boarded up."

(nats...people buying up supplies)

THREE QUARTES OF A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO EVACUATE THEIR HOMES.
THE RUSH TO BE READY IS SPREADING. ....THEY'RE BOARDING UP....

SOT - DAVID MCCONAUGHEY/BOARDING UP

10:12 "hope for the best, prepare for the worst, not much else you can do!"

(zipping boat windows)

AND ZIPPING UP ACROSS FLORIDA'S COAST....
"we are gonna tie 'em down, make sure they have a smaller chance of blowin' away."

(nats...sun - calm on beach)

OTHERS ARE JUST TAKING IN... THE RELATIVE CALM BEFORE THE STORM.
(nats...waves)

FRANCES IS SWIRLING IN THE BAHAMAS.... ON A RELENTLESS COURSE FOR THE SOUTHEAST. IT'S PACKING 140 MILE PER HOUR WINDS -- AND FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY.

SOT - GOVERNOR JEB BUSH

10:06:46 "Past is prologue, we've seen what happens when a devastating storm of this magnitude, which could potentially reach category 5 status, like andrew - but 4 status is huge!" ))
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Lynchburg police are looking for two men in connection with a fatal shooting Tuesday night.
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30-year-old Clyde Arbrey Hilliard was shot to death outside the James Crossing Apartments on Longview Road.
Police say their investigation has led them to two "persons of interest": 29-year-old Emmitt Leonard Harsley and his 26-year-old brother Jabulani.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the Harsley brothers should call the Lynchburg police.
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A Stuart man has died from injuries suffered Monday when his moped was struck by a pickup in Patrick County. Police say 36- year- old Daniel Mack Carter died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial yesterday afternoon. The accident happened on Route 694 at the intersection of Route 772. Police say Carter pulled into the path of the truck after failing to stop at a stop sign.
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In Roanoke, a handful of cars suffered flat tires during the morning commute.
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At least four cars were disabled when their tires were shredded. It happened this morning in the Northbound lanes of Route 220 in Roanoke just before the Elm Avenue exit. Roanoke City Police say it appears that pieces of a steel- belted tire are to blame. VDOT crews have cleaned up the debris.
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Motorists will want to avoid Route 43 in Botetourt County this afternoon. A tractor trailer is blocking the road between Route 625 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. State Police say the driver got his rig stuck on a curve in an area with no room to turn around. Crews are working to remove the truck, but say the road could be closed for another three hours.

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A militant group in Iraq linked to al- Qaida claims it killed three Turkish hostages.
Al- Jazeera reports the group issued a video purportedly showing the killings.
Police confirm they've found the bodies of at least two Turkish citizens.
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At least 14 people were killed last night when a U-S air strike hit Fallujah.
Iraqi doctors say a woman and three children were among the victims.
Meanwhile, the U-S military said it conducted a "precision attack" against two safe houses used by associates of al-Qaida.
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Russian officials hope talking with militants will lead to more hostages being released.
Militants who seized a school in southern Russia yesterday freed at least 26 women and children today, but still hold hundreds more.
Beth Knobel reports.
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Still to come on the newscast, a new medical study could change the way doctors treat breast cancer.
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Also after the charges are dropped, Kobe Bryant apologizes to the woman who accused him of rape.
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Even though there a civil suit still pending against him, Kobe Bryant can pick up where he left off--
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Yesterday, prosecutors dropped the sexual assault charges, after the alleged victim refused to testify against Bryant.
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((MARK HULBERG/PROSECUTOR: THIS DECISION WAS MADE AFTER SEVERAL MEETINGS WITH VICTIM, HER FAMILY AND HER ATTORNEY.))
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This left prosecutors little choice but to end their pursuit of the N-B-A star.
After the judge dismissed the charges, Bryant released a statement apologizing to the alleged victim.
He adds that while he believed their encounter "was consensual", he recognizes now that she did not "view the incident the same way."
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Standard breast cancer treatments such as lumpectomy, followed by radiation, often cause painful side effects.
But a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that the radiation may not be necessary for many older women.
Dr. Mallika Marshall explains.
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(((Boston, MA) EVELYN WHITTLE EXPERIENCED THE PAINFUL SIDE EFFECTS OF RADIATION WHEN SHE BATTLED NECK CANCER SEVEN YEARS AGO..

(SOT-Evelyn Whittle/Cancer Patient)

"it was just like my tongue was swollen and it was burning" :04
THIS YEAR EVELYN WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER. AFTER SURGERY SHE WAS PUT ON AN ESTROGEN BLOCKING MEDICATION. BUT THIS TIME DOCTORS DECIDED 'NOT' TO USE RADIATION.

(SOT-Dr. Kevin Hughes/Mass General Hospital)

"we think that radiation may not be necessary for older patients who have breast cancer of an early stage." :06

(STANDUP: Dr. Mallika Marshall/CBS NEWS/Boston, MA)

THAT'S BECAUSE A NEW STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS THAT FOR WOMEN OVER 70 LIKE EVELYN... RADIATION DID NOT HAVE MUCH OF A POSITIVE EFFECT . THE RESEARCH FOUND IT DID NOT IMPROVE SURVIVAL RATES AND ONLY SLIGHTLY DECREASED THE RISK OF THE TUMOR COMING BACK.

(SOT-Dr. Kevin Hughes/Mass General Hospital)

"I think we can significantly decrease the number of women we recommend radiation for. So I think it will have a major impact on our patient population, this is a third of all breast cancer occurs in women over 70." :10
DOCTOR KEVIN HUGHES, WHO WAS PART OF THE RESEARCH TEAM, SAYS THE FINDING COULD HELP SOME 40-THOUSAND WOMAN OVER 70 AVOID RADIATION AND ITS SIDE EFFECTS EVERY YEAR. BUT HE NOTES, FOR YOUNGER WOMEN IT IS STILL A USEFUL TOOL. THE STUDY ALSO FOUND THAT IN WOMEN 'UNDER' 70 RADIATION IS VERY EFFECTIVE IN KEEPING BREAST CANCER FROM RETURNING.

(nats)

FOR 79-YEAR-OLD EVELYN GETTING TO AND FROM THE HOSPITAL IS NO EASY TASK. SO BEING ABLE TO AVOID RADIATION MAKES HER FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER LESS OF A PAIN, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. DOCTOR MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS. ))
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Coming up next, the Republicans prepare for the final and most important night of their convention.
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Plus the convention is not the only place the President has been spotted. He's shown up on at least one two hundred dollar bill.
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The Republican National Convention is preparing for its grand finale, tonight's address by President Bush.
Drew Levinson reports from New York.
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TRACK: IF IT'S TRUE THIS CONVENTION IS POLITICAL THEATER, THEN TONIGHT WILL BE THEATER IN THE ROUND.

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TRACK: WORKERS ARE FRANTICALLY BUILDING A CONVENTION FIRST: A SPECIALLY DESIGNED STAGE THAT WILL PUT THE PRESIDENT "AMIDST" THE SEA OF DELEGATES.

(SOT: ELIZABETH DAVIES/PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE It gives more people the

opportunity to be closer and see better and be more a part of it)
TRACK: AIDES SAY TONIGHT HE'LL OFFER NEW INITIATIVES TO SIMPLIFY THE TAX CODE, HOME BUYING, STARTING UP BUSINESSES AND SETTING UP TAX-FREE RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS. HE'S ALSO EXPECTED TO TALK ABOUT NEW IDEAS IN HEALTH CARE AND PLANS TO PROMOTE WHAT HE CALLS AN "OWNERSHIP SOCIETY."

(SOT: AUDREY MCDONALD/TEXAS DELEGATE he's got a vision for this country

that is going to be good for all of us.)

(STAND-UP: THERE WILL BE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE, BUT THE

CAMPAIGN WILL TRY TO MAKE THE ARENA SEEM AS SMALL AND INTIMATE AS POSSIBLE. THEY HOPE IT SENDS THE MESSAGE THAT PRESIDENT BUSH IS A MAN OF THE PEOPLE.)

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TRACK: THEY REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED BACK WHEN BUSH SENIOR GAVE HIS CONVENTION SPEECH HIGH ON A PODIUM: IT WAS SEEN BY SOME AS REINFORCEMENT THAT THE THEN-PRESIDENT WAS OUT OF TOUCH. THE REPUBLICANS DON'T WANT A REPEAT PERFORMANCE.

SOT: HOWARD SLAUGHTER/PENNSYLVANIA DELEGATE It's a different style, a

different way
TRACK: EVEN THE POST-SPEECH HOOPLA WILL BE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. AS THESE 120-THOUSAND BALLOONS FALL, SO WILL BITS OF CONFETTI...ADORNED WITH PICTURES OF THE FIRST AND SECOND FAMILIES. THEY'RE SOUVENIERS FOR THE PARTY FAITHFUL. BUT THE REPUBLICANS ARE HOPING FOR A BIGGER AND BETTER SOUVENIR: ANOTHER FOUR YEARS. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK. ))


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[Take 7-Too FS Event 523] A reminder that you can see the final day of the Republican party convention on our digital channel "7-Too.". Cox digital cable customers can see it on channel 107.
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President Bush has signed a lot of bills during his term--
But now there's one that bears his likeness, instead of his signature.
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Only-- it's a fake.
A clerk at a Pennsylvania clothing store was duped into accepting a 200- dollar bill that bears the image of President Bush.
The clerk accepted the bill as currency for a 99- dollar purchase, and returned change to the customer.
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((JEANNE MARTIN/PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE: I DON'T THINK IT WAS A SITUATION WHERE SHE MADE THE MONEY. IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURE IT LOOKS LIKE A PIECE OF GAG MONEY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT THAT YOU WOULD FIND AT A GAG STORE. ))
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Along with Bush's image, the bill also bears Ronald Reagan's signature instead of the treasury secretary's signature.
On the back of the bill, there are signs posted on the White House lawn read, "We Like Broccoli" and "USA Deserves A Tax Cut."
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP two points. The NASDAQ has gained four.

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Coming up after the break, players from U-V-A, and Virginia Tech are up for awards. Stay with us. [MUSIC UP FULL]
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Deion Sanders has passed his physical, and yesterday he stepped onto the practice field for the first time in a Baltimore Ravens uniform.
The 7- time Pro Bowl defensive back signed a one year incentive- laden contract.
It was just like old times for Prime Time.
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Tech quarterback Bryan Randall is up for some post season hardware.
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The Hokies senior signal caller is a nominee for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, along with 21 other quarterbacks from across the country. Randall accounted for 235 yards of offense in the Hokies eleven point loss to USC on Saturday night. Randall is also a candidate for the Maxwell and Davey O'Brien trophies.
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Randall isn't the only one getting noticed.
Virginia's Wali Lundy has been named to the Doak Walker Watch list.
That award goes to the nation's top running back.
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Lundy rushed for 929 yards as a sophomore, which was fourth in the ACC, and he led the conference in touchdowns with 14.
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Nextel Cup drivers race in the Pop Secret 500 at the California Speedway Sunday as the Chase for the Championship continues.
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The rookie race is pretty much over.
That belongs to Kasey Kahne right now.
He is 11th in overall points, with eight top five finishes.
Next is Brian Vickers with three top 10's.
Scott Wimmer is third and both are just trying to chase Kasey.
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