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Hurricane- ravaged Florida is bracing for more tropical trouble--
Evacuation orders are issued for the Florida Keys, as Hurricane Ivan spins through the Caribbean.
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And, police in Lynchburg are searching for a murder suspect in a shooting that occurred last week. [WX-Head]
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A cool front's working through the region right now with drier air on the back side plus I'll have latest on Hurricane Ivan in your forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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It is still days away, but officials tell residents of the Florida Keys to get out of the way of Hurricane Ivan.
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The National Hurricane Center say Ivan is extremely dangerous, currently packing winds of 160 miles per hour.
That makes it a Category Five storm, which is the strongest on the scale.
So emergency officials are already telling tourists and mobile home residents in the Florida to leave later today. Other residents should evacuate by tomorrow.
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[VO] The storm is being blamed for 15 deaths in Grenada and Barbados.
Ninety percent of the homes there were damaged.
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For the latest on Hurricane Ivan and the local conditions, let's head over to meteorologist Leo Hirshbrunner in the Weather Center.
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A man Lynchburg police called a "person of interest" in a murder last week is now considered a suspect.
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Tuesday, a Lynchburg grand jury indicted Emmitt Leonard Harsley on murder and firearms charges.
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Police believe he murdered a man outside the James Crossing apartments last week.
30- year old Clyde Arbrey Hilliard was killed.
Police are still looking for Harsely.
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Authorities in Indonesia are blaming a Southeast Asian terror group for today's deadly car bombing near the Australian embassy.
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At least eight people were killed and more than 160 were injured.
The bombing came as authorities prepared to press charges against a jailed cleric who's accused of heading the group, Jemaah (Jeh- MAH) Islamiyah.
He's condemned the blast and denied any involvement in terrorism.
Australia, the U- S and other countries recently warned that Muslim militants may be planning new attacks in Indonesia.
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Secretary of State Colin Powell says "genocide has been committed" in Sudan, and the U-N should consider taking action.
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Powell made the statement while speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
His remarks will increase pressure on the government of Sudan to rein in militia groups.
They're responsible for widespread atrocities against the black African population since last year.
The White House says tens of thousand of people have been killed in the fighting.
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Virginia Tech is mourning the loss of one of its own today.
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Flags are flying at half staff around campus for Army Lieutenant Tim Price. Price was killed by hostile fire in Baghdad on Tuesday. The University has placed a wreath in his honor at the war memorial. In April, Price spoke to Tech's Corps of Cadets about his experiences in Iraq. No one knew, of course, he would die in action four months later, but at that time, Price told us the sacrifices of our soldiers served a worthwhile cause.
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((PRICE: ALL IT SEEMS TO BE ON THE NEWS IS THE BODY COUNT AND THAT IS JUST A VERY SMALL, SMALL PART. THOSE SOLDIERS ARE SACRIFICING THEIR LIVES FOR JUST THE AMAZING PROGRESS WE'RE MAKING IN THAT COUNTRY AND HOW WE'RE REALLY TAKING CARE OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE OVER THERE.))
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Price will be the 419th named engraved on Tech's War Memorial. He will be remembered on Friday at 4:45 at the flag pole on the quad.
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Shannon Young has had the opportunity lately to spend time with some of the local families who have are dealing with life on the homefront, while their husbands, wives, sons and daughters are away serving in Afghanistan.
Today, she introduces us to a military wife in Christiansburg who is adjusting to her husband's absence.
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It's been months since Melissa Kirkendall last saw her husband Jeremy.
The National Guardsman's been stationed in Afghanistan since March. In a taped interview, he gets to share publicly information he might not tell his wife in private.
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((WE UNFORTUNATELY LOST A COUPLE PEOPLE A COUPLE WEEKS AGO AND THINGS LIKE THAT AND THAT SORT OF THING ALWAYS STAYS IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND., ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE IN AN AREA LIKE THIS.)) [RUNS:09]
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((WE WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT ANNABELL DOES OR WHAT BILLS WE HAVE TO PAY OR WHAT TRIP WE'RE GOING TO PLAN AND NOT NECESSARILY ABOUT THE THINGS THAT HE EXPERIENCED THAT DAY BECAUSE I DON'T NECESSARILY WANT TO KNOW THE THINGS HE EXPERIENCED THAT DAY AND SOMETIMES I DON'T THINK HE WANTS TO KNOW THE THINGS HE EXPERIENCED THAT DAY.)) [RUNS:25]
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Annabell is the couple's 3 and a half year old daughter. Because of his military service, Jeremy's missed every one of her birthdays. But Melissa makes sure he's a part of her life.
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((BEFORE HE LEFT I MADE HIM READ BOOKS INTO A TAPE RECORDER SO AT NIGHT WHEN SHE GOES TO BED DADDY READS HER A STORY.))
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Melissa says she tries to keep life as normal as possible, stays busy working at Christiansburg High School and drops Jeremy an email or package every few days.
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Jeremy Kirkendall's scheduled to return to Christiansburg next July. Tonight on News 7 at six we'll show you how local support groups are helping keep spirits high overseas and on the homefront.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the Presidential campaign returns to the issue of military service.
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Plus we will hear from one the young survivors on what he saw as he was held hostage in a Russian schoolhouse.
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The race for the White House has taken another turn---back to the Vietnam era.


New information indicates the Bush family may have used its influence to keep the future President out of harm's way.
Stacy Case has the latest from Washington.
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HE SAYS HE'S BEEN QUOTED AND MISQUOTED EVERY TIME GEORGE W. BUSH RUNS FOR OFFICE. SO JUST TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, THIS ONCE POWERFUL TEXAS POLITICIAN TELLS 60 MINUTES HE WANTS TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT.
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MR BUSH'S NOW-DECEASED COMMANDER WROTE COLONEL BUCK STAUDT, THE MAN IN CHARGE OF THE TEXAS AIR NATIONAL GUARD, IS PUTTING ON PRESSURE TO "SUGAR COAT" AN EVALUATION OF LT. BUSH. IN 19-72 BUSH'S COMMANDER WROTE " I ORDERED THAT 1ST LT BUSH BE SUSPENDED NOT JUST FOR FAILING TO TAKE A PHYSICAL, BUT FOR FAILING TO PERFORM TO U-S AIR FORCE/TEXAS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STANDARDS." THE MEMO WENT ON TO SAY LT BUSH MADE NO ATTEMPT TO MEET HIS TRAINING CERTIFICATION.
TRACK: THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT'S POLITICS AS USUAL.
SUPER: DAN BARTLETT/WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR the fact that 55 days before an elec that partisan democrats are recycling the very same charges we hear every time president bush runs for reelection . it is dirty politics.
STAND UP CLOSE; STACY CASE/REPORTING TBA.. something contrasting kerry to bush on vietnam... mention prominent dems holding news conf to address issue today in washington. ))

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Russian authorities are offering more than 10-million dollars for information leading to the capture of those responsible for last week's school siege that killed at least 326 people.


Meanwhile, a young survivor is speaking out for the first time.
Elizabeth Palmer reports.
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Up next on the newscast, Bedford says the contamination around its landfill is NOT spreading.
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Plus travelers in Connecticut experience delays after two tractor trailer crash and burn on the highway.
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Bedford says contamination around the city's old landfill is not spreading.
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Yesterday, the city announced the results of the latest round of water testing.
City officials say contamination in many wells actually decreased, others registered no contamination.
Two wells showed slightly increased levels, but engineers say the increases were not significant.
The city is still reviewing options for building a waterline near the old landfill.
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Not one but TWO tractor trailers crashed this morning in Connecticut, shutting down parts of a major highway for several hours.
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The double tractor trailer accident sent flames shooting into the air and spilled hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel on Interstate -84.
Both drivers managed to escape the wreck with only minor injuries.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 38 points. The NASDAQ has gained one.

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Coming up next, the weather leads to some changes in the weekend football schedule.
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Plus, we'll tell you what led a farmer to produce an amazing maze of ...maize.
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UVa is getting more and more attention in a season that is still young. The Cavs are already ranked in the top 20 in both polls, and now they're featured in the new Sports Illustrated that hit newsstands this week. The article explores UVa's national championship potential.
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One Cavalier who has always played to his potential is running back Alvin Pearman. He has been named ACC specialist for the week for this punt return for a touchdown against Temple.
The 70 yard scamper is the longest punt return at UVa since 1996, when Tiki Barber took one back 76 yards against N.C. State.
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The heavy rains may be gone, but they've already changed plans for at least one Friday Football Extra game this week. The Cave Spring at Northside game has been moved to Saturday night at 7pm. Northside officials say there's a lot of dirt and mud to deal with on the visitor's side, due to the installation of new bleachers.
Meanwhile the college football game scheduled for Victory Stadium on Saturday will go on as scheduled.

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It used to be when someone told you to "get lost," it was an insult. But now getting lost is the idea behind a growing world- wide craze.
Mark Phillips explains.
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