[Hurricane-Frances]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Frances]


As Hurricane Frances makes a beeline toward Florida's Atlantic coast, the state's largest evacuation in history is now under way.
More than two and a half- million people have been told to leave, causing major traffic jams on Florida's highways.

Hotels and motels are filling up, and gas stations are starting to run dry.
Brian Andrews is in Juno Beach, Florida this morning and joins us now with an update.
[LIVE= Brian Andrews/CBS FULL]
[SUPER=01-Brian Andrews/CBS News;]
[SUPER=05-Juno Beach, FL]


((ROLLCUED FROM CBS))
[BACKUP ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats - as hurricane Frances]
[SUPER=03-Juno Beach, FL;]
[SUPER=01-Rachel Wilkerson/Florida Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Jeb Bush/Florida Governor]
[SUPER=01-Brian Andrews/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=Hope they are right]

(((PACKAGE)

(natz)


AS HURRICANE FRANCES SLOWLY INCHES CLOSER...NEARLY 3 MILLION FLORIDIANS HAVE BEEN TOLD TO GET OUT OF THE WAY....AND MANY OF THEM ARE ATTEMPTING TO DO THAT.

(QUICK NATZ OF TRAFFIC)


TRAFFIC IS AT A STANDSTILL ON SOME ROADS AS FLORIDA'S LARGEST EVACUATION IN HISTORY PUSHES FORWARD. IN A STATE WHERE HURRICANES ARE AN UNFORTUNATE WAY OF LIFE...SOME RESIDENTS ARE FRUSTRATED.

SOT: RACHEL WILKERSON/FLORIDA RESIDENT

"It's just tough to keep starting over. I don't want to have to do it again."
MOST OF THE PEOPLE ON THE STATE'S ATLANTIC COAST WHO HAVEN'T EVACUATED... ARE GETTING READY. (NATZ OF BOARDING UP).... BRACING FOR 120 MILE PER HOUR WINDS....AND HUGE WAVES CERTAIN TO FLOOD LOW LYING INLAND AREAS.

SOT: Jeb Bush/Florida Governor

"This is a deadly storm, not something to say I'm going to be macho and stay in my condo on the beach."

(ANDREWS STANDUP BRIDGE)

FRANCES IS A MONSTER...LARGER THAN THE STATE OF TEXAS AND FORECASTERS SAY PEOPLE MANY MILES FROM THE EYE OF THIS MASSIVE STORM WILL FACE POTENTIALLY DEADLY HURRICANE FORCE WINDS AND TORRENTIAL RAIN.

(NATZ BAHAMAS)


FRANCES WEAKENED AS IT PASSED THROUGH THE BAHAMAS...BUT IT COULD GAIN STRENGTH OVER OPEN WATER JUST BEFORE IT SLAMS INTO FLORIDA. AND THIS IS ALL HAPPENING LESS THAN THREE WEEKS AFTER HURRICANE CHARLEY MADE LANDFALL ON FLORIDA'S GULF COAST.
IRONICALLY, MANY HOTELS THAT MIGHT HOUSE EVACUEES FROM FRANCES ARE ALREADY FULL WITH VICTIMS FROM CHARLEY. DESPITE ALL OF THIS...FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES AND MANPOWER TO HANDLE TWO DISASTER OPERATIONS AT THE SAME TIME.
MILLIONS OF FLORIDIANS IN THE PATH OF FRANCES, HOPE THEY ARE RIGHT.))

[LIVE= Brian Andrews - CBS/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Juno Beach, FL;]





[VOB-GOP-Convention]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=President Bush]
[ENG#=2]


President Bush wrapped up the Republican National Convention-- urging Americans to stand with him for another four years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


As he accepted his party's nomination last night, the President defended his response to the terrorist attacks and his decision to go to war in Iraq.
Speaking just a few miles from Ground Zero, he said he would not forget the lesssons of 9- 11.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Since that day]

((SINCE THAT DAY I WAKE UP EVERY MORNING THINKING ABOUT HOW TO BETTER PROTECT OUR COUNTRY. I WILL NEVER RELENT IN DEFENDING AMERICA WHATEVER IT TAKES.))
[RUNS=:09] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=whatever it takes.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bush also promised to make his tax cuts permanent if elected to a second term and outlined his other domestic priorities.
He also used his speech to criticize his opponent John Kerry's record on the Iraqi war and tax cuts.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news,
The tech sector takes a tumble after bad news from intel. Marcella Palmer has that story and more in today's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((THE HOT FINANCIAL TOPIC OF FRIDAY MORNING PROMISES TO BE THE AUGUST EMPLOYMENT REPORT... IT'S SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED BY THE LABOR DEPARTMENT 8:30 EASTERN. SOME ECONOMISTS' PREDICT THE ECONOMY IN TERMS OF JOB GROWTH IS LOOKING LUKE WARM.
IN AFTER HOURS TRADING, INTEL HAD THE FLOOR. THE CHIP MAKING GIANT RELEASED ITS MID QUARTER UPDATE. SHARES FELL HARD ON THE NEWS THE COMPANY LOWERED ITS REVENUE OUTLOOK TO BETWEEN 8.3-BILLION AND 8.6 BILLION DOLLARS COMPARED TO THE ORIGINAL RANGE WHICH WAS 8.6 BILLION AND 9.2BILLION DOLLARS.THE GROSS MARGIN TARGET WAS LOWERED TO 58 PERCENT FROM 60. INTELS SHARES PLUNGED MORE THAN 7 PERCENT ON THE NEWS, TAKING OTHER TECH STOCKS WITH IT. AMONG THE LEADERS... DELL, CISCO,ORACLE AND MICROSOFT.
BLUE CHIPS SOARED THURSDAY TO A TRIPLE DIGIT GAIN AND THE NASDAQ RALLIED 1.2 PERCENT IN THE FINAL HOUR OF TRADING. STOCKS CLOSED THE DAY UP. THE DOW UP ALMOST 122 THE NASDAQ UP 23
OIL ENDED AT A 7 SESSION HIGH OF 44.06 THAT'S UP 6 CENTS AFTER A HIGH OF 45.37 .
DISCOUNT GIANT WALMART POSTED WEAK AUGUST SALES AND CUT IT'S FORECAST... WARNING THAT THIRD-QUARTER EARNINGS WOULD COME IN LOWER THAN EXPECTED. B-J'S AND COSTCO ALSO CAME IN BELOW WALL STREET EXPECTATIONS.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ONTO CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM... I'M MARCELLA PALMER IN NEW YORK. ))


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[11Linkous]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC56:45]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]
[ENG#=1]


A Christiansburg teen now faces murder charges in the shooting death of another teen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

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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[SOT:7:36:02:00 ]
[IN Q=This is terrible]

((JIMMY TURK: THIS IS TERRIBLY TRAGIC, TERRIBLY SAD. YOU'VE GOT ONE YOUNG MAN THAT'S CHARGED WITH ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTING HIS BEST FRIEND.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/Linkous' Attorney;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=his best friend.]
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[VO-NAT]

It's the Commonwealth's policy NOT to comment. A grand jury will hear the case in October.
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[11Swann]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC07:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


The family of a Danville man who died in prison three months ago is questioning why they weren't notified until last week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Funeral services for 49-year-old Calvin Swann were held yesterday 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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[SOT 18:31:42]
[IN Q=Like I told them]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Clyde Swann/Brother]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=the next of kin.]
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[VO-NAT]


Swann says his brother's prison file apparently contained out-of-date information.
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[VOB-Hurricane]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Frances]
[ENG#=1]


The largest evacuation in Florida's history is now under way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Juno Beach, FL;]


About two and a half- million residents have been ordered to get out of the way of Hurricane Frances.
As they do-- traffic is at a standstill on many of Florida's roads.
For those who haven't yet left, they're getting ready.
Forecasters say the hurricane could strengthen before it reaches the state-- bringing torrential rain and 120- mile- per- hour winds.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a deadly]

((GOV. JEB BUSH/R- FLORIDA: THIS IS A DEADLY STORM, NOT SOMETHING TO SAY I'M GOING TO BE MACHO AND STAY IN MY CONDO ON THE BEACH. ))
[SUPER=01-Gov. Jeb Bush/(R) Florida;]
[RUNS=:07] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=on the beach.]
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[VO-NAT]


The category three hurricane is arriving less than three weeks after Hurricane Charley made landfall on Florida's gulf coast.
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[GOP-Convention]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=President Bush]
[ENG#=2]


President Bush has collected his party's nomination and now it's time to get back on the campaign trail, carrying the themes of his convention night speech to undecided voters.
Scott Rapoport has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=03-Springfield, OH;]
[SUPER=01-Scott Rapoport/CBS News; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=Rapoport, CBS News, New York.]


(( RED WHITE AND BLUE BALLOONS.. AND A SHOWER OF CONFETTI.. SIGNALED THE END OF THE G-O-P CONVENTION.. AND THE BEGINNING OF THE FINAL SPRINT TO ELECTION DAY.

(NAT CROWD- FOUR MORE YEARS)

AS PRESIDENT BUSH ACCEPTED HIS PARTYS NOMINATION FOR A SECOND TERM.. HE URGED AMERICANS TO STAND WITH HIM FOR FOUR MORE YEARS.

BUSH SOT: 22:12:15 We will build a safer world and a more hopeful

America and nothing will hold us back.
SPEAKING JUST A FEW MILES FROM GROUND ZERO.. HE SAID HE WOULD NOT FORGET THE LESSONS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH.

BUSH SOT 22:42:59 Since that day I wake up every morning thinking about

how to better protect our country. I will never relent in defending America whatever it takes.
THE PRESIDENT ALSO OUTLINED PLANS FOR THE HOMEFRONT- PROMISING TO MAKE HIS TAX CUTS PERMANENT.. PLEDGING CHANGES IN HEALTH CARE COVERAGE AND AN OVERHAUL OF SOCIAL SECURITY.
HE CONTRASTED HIS OWN PROPOSALS.. WITH CRITICISM OF DEMOCRATIC RIVAL JOHN KERRY.

BUSH SOT: 22:38:00 His policies of tax and spend, of expanding

government rather than expanding opportunity are the politics of the past. We are on a path to the future and we are not turning back

(NAT-KERRY RALLY)

THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET WASTED NO TIME RESPONDING TO DAYS OF REPUBLICAN ATTACKS. AT A RALLY IN SPRINGFIELD, OHIO.. JOHN KERRY SHOT BACK AT THE PRESIDENT...CALLING HIM UNFIT TO LEAD THE NATION BECAUSE OF THE WAR IN IRAQ AND HIS RECORD ON JOBS.
STAND-UP CLOSE: THE PRESIDENT TAKES HIS CONVENTION MESSAGE STRAIGHT TO THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL.. HITTING THREE KEY BATTLEGROUND STATES TODAY - STARTING WITH PENNSYLVANIA. JOHN KERRY MEETS WITH VOTERS IN OHIO- AND AMERICA WAITS FOR A SHOWDOWN AT THE DEBATES. SCOTT RAPOPORT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK. ))


[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In business news,
Stocks make big gains despite mixed news on the economy and Microsoft is looking to take a bite out of Apple. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((A LATE DAY RALLY ON WALL STREET...
THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE ROSE 122 POINTS.
THE NASDAQ WAS UP 23.
-VO-
RECENT REPORTS SEEM TO SHOW THE ECONOMY IS COOLING OFF...
BUT THE LEADERS OF BIG CORPORATIONS REMAIN OPTIMISTIC.
THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE'S QUARTERLY SURVEY SHOWS CHIEF EXECUTIVES PLAN TO INCREASE HIRING AND SPENDING.
40-PERCENT OF C-E-O'S SAY THEY PLAN TO HIRE IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.
-VO-
STILL...
NUMBERS OUT ON THE LABOR MARKET WERE DISAPPOINTING.
INITIAL JOBLESS CLAIMS JUMPED SHARPLY LAST WEEK... BOOSTED BY THE AFTER-EFFECTS OF HURRICANE CHARLEY.
THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SAYS CLAIMS ROSE BY 19-THOUSAND... TO 362-THOUSAND.
THAT'S THE HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE APRIL AND WELL ABOVE WHAT WALL STREET EXPECTED.
-VO-
AND FINALLY...
THE ONLINE MUSIC WARS ARE HEATING UP.
MICROSOFT IS HOPING TO TAKE A BITE OUT OF APPLE WITH ITS OWN WEBSITE FOR SELLING SONGS.
THE SOFTWARE GIANT SAYS COMPUTER USERS CAN GO TO ITS M-S-N WEB SITE, AND SIGN UP FOR A TEST VERSION OF THE SERVICE.
YOU CAN CHECK IT OUT AT "BETA DOT MUSIC DOT MSN DOT COM".
SONGS COST 99 CENTS... THE SAME AS APPLE'S.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE. ))
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[WRITER=kor]
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[BREAK 10]



[Winner]


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[SUPER=45-Cindy Snow/Galax;]


[break]




[3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's what's making news.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Juno Beach, FL]


The federal government is calling on emergency crews from as far away as Washington State and Oregon, as Hurricane Frances begins closing in on Florida.
Meanwhile, millions of Floridians have been told to evacuate.
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[ENG#=2]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]

President Bush is wasting no time getting back on the campaign trail.
Last night, he accepted his party's nomination for another term at the Republican National Convention-- promising "a safer world and a more hopeful America''
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[ENG#=3]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Meanwhile, Governor Mark Warner said he enjoyed parts of the Republican convention-- but was disappointed over what he believes are too many personal attacks against Democratic candidate, John Kerry
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[11Fire-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-36 TC10:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


University of Mississippi students last night remembered three classmates killed in a fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oxford, MS]


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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[SOT]
[IN Q=Tonight provides closure]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Casey William Boyette/Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Member;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=to move on.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators have not yet officially announced what caused the blaze, but say signs point to electrical problems.
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[11Patrick-Henry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-31 TC37:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Officials still don't know what caused two Roanoke students to be sent to the hospital yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Crews were called to Patrick Henry High School just after 11:30 yesterday 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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[SOT@4:03:40.00]
[INQ=We want to get...]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Leah/Patrick Henry High School Principal]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUTQ=.. kids are here.]
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[VO-NAT]

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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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[GRAPHICS=None]


An environmental specialist will be at the school tomorrow to take a closer look at the ventilation system.

[11Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-35]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


The next time there's an emergency in a Henry County school, parents will know about it right away, thanks to an instant alert system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Honeywell Video;]


It is 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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[SOT 20:05]
[IN Q=For example we had]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Henry Co. School Superintendent; :]
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[OUT Q=communicate with everybody]
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[VO-NAT]


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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It should be fully operational by the end of fall.