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Today on News 7 at 5, the gulf coast braces itself for Hurricane Ivan. We'll have the latest in a live report.
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Also another Virginia Tech football player strikes a deal that will keep him out of jail.
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Rainfall from Ivan will arrive as early as tomorrow night and will likely be a part of the forecast for the next 3 days.

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Also Martha Stewart says she wants to go to prison sooner rather than later.
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We'll see a new phone that wants to get up close and personal with its customers.
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Plus the threat of bad weather has some high schools rescheduling their games. News 7 at 5 is next.

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Hurricane Ivan is gearing up for landfall... This is a pier off the Louisiana Coast where already the waves are strong- as the storm moves closer.
And in shelters, people bide their time, playing cards and waiting.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Hurricane Ivan is gearing up for landfall early tomorrow morning near Mobile, Alabama.
Some say it could be the worst hurricane to hit Alabama in 25 years.... Ivan is slow moving and could bring serious flooding.
Two million people have left the Gulf Coast to make way for Ivan.
Brian Andrews is one who stayed to cover this.. he joins us live with the latest on Ivan.
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((RAIN HAS ALREADY BEGUN TO FALL IN GULF SHORES, ALABAMA...AS HURRICANE IVAN MAKES HIS FINAL APPROACH.
FURTHER WEST ALONG THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE...PEOPLE ARE WATCHING AND WAITING. HENRY COLLIER/FLORIDA RESIDENT "THIS MORNING WE MADE THE DECISION TO STAY AND WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO MAKE THE BEST OF IT AND HANG ON TONIGHT."
THOUSANDS OF OTHERS HEEDED THE CALL TO EVACUATE. FROM FLORIDA TO LOUISIANA, MANY BUSINESSES ARE SHUTDOWN AND STREETS ARE EMPTY.
RESIDENTS OF NEW ORLEANS ARE ESPECIALLY NERVOUS. OFFICIALS FEAR THE BIG EASY COULD BE UNDER 20 FEET OF WATER BEFORE ITS ALL OVER. IN ALABAMA, OFFICIALS TURNED INTERSTATE 65 INTO A ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND HIGHWAY AS THOUSANDS RACE TO GET OUT OF IVAN'S PATH.
MIKE DEAN/MOBILE COUNTY WE'RE SEEING NOW THAT WE ARE GOING TO GET PART OF THE EYE OF THE STORM AND SO WE NEED TO TAKE THAT REAL SERIOUSLY." BRIAN ANDREWS/CBS NEWS: AS CONDITION DETERIORATE, WE ARE TAKING LOOK AT HOW BUSINESS HAVE PREPARED. THIS CAR DEALERSHIP NOT EVEN BOTHERING TO PUT UP STORM BOARDS, INSTEAD PARKING BRAND NEW CARS AGAINST THE WINDOW TO SERVE AS A BUFFER...AND TAKE A LOOK ACROSS THE STREET, THERE'S A ANOTHER DEALERSHIP THAT DIDN'T DO ANYTHING TO PROTECT ITSELF EXCEPT TO PUT UP SOME WORTHLESS DUCT TAPE.
IVAN IS PACKING WINDS OVER 120 MILES PER HOURS AND IS EXPECTED TO CREATE A STORM SURGE UP TO 16 FEET. FORECASTERS SAY IT MAY WEAKEN BEFORE MAKING LANDFALL...BUT WILL STILL BE A MAJOR HURRICANE...THREATENING LIVES AND PROPERTY. BRIAN ANDREWS, CBS NEWS, MOBILE ALABAMA.))
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An eldery woman from Prospect is dead after her car was broadsided by a tractor trailer this morning.
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State police say 82-year-old Mary J. Brown was trying to cross the westbound lanes of Route 460 near Appomattox just before 11.
She apparently never saw a truck headed west which T-boned her car and pushed it into a ditch.
Brown was airlifted to Lynchburg General Hospital where she later died.
No charges have been filed against the truck driver.
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Another Tech football player involved in a late night party with teenage girls has entered a plea.
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Suspended running back Mike Imoh pleaded no contest to one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Imoh received the same plea deal as quarterback Marcus Vick and wide receiver Brenden Hill. The three gave alcohol to three teenage girls at Vick's apartment in Blacksburg. Imoh was sentenced to 30 days in jail with all of it suspended. He must pay a 100 dollar fine and do 24 hours of community service. The university suspended Imoh from the season's first four football games.
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Coming up- what may be in the air at your home is nothing to sneeze at. See how to make sure your house isn't making you sick in today's health check.
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and Martha Stewart is ready to make prison her home as she ASKS to begin her sentence BEFORE the appeal.
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Martha Stewart says she's ready to head to prison.
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Stewart says she wants to being her five month sentence as soon as possible-
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Stewart's lawyer says he will continue to pursue her appeal and says she has a substantial chance of winning.
The judge had stayed her sentence until her appeal is heard- but upon her request can lift that stay.
Stewart's five month sentence for lying abut a stock sale was the minimum possible under sentencing guidelines.
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In health check tonight,
What is the air quality inside your home? Many of us have no idea. But if you suffer from allergies -- it could make a difference.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Jean, Our homes basically just circulate the same air --that's why it's important to know the quality of the air in your home.
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One company is making that service available to those in the Roanoke area for free.
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Inspecting the air quality inside your home is an eight step process for Woods Service Experts. From inspecting your ductwork to testing the humidity level inside your home.
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But there are some ways to improve air quality in your home. Make sure to vacuum at least once a week with a vacuum equipped with a HEPA filter. Wash bed lines once a week in hot water. Change air filters monthly. Control the humidity level in your home. Also get your ductwork inspected annually.
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((DR. FAME: THERE IS SOME TALK ABOUT CLEANING YOU AIR DUCTS FOR DUST MITES AND MOLD I'VE NEVER FOUND THAT TO BE MUCH OF A VALUE UNLESS YOU CAN LOOK IN THAT DUCT AND SEE GROSSLY CONTAMINATED FUZZY MOLD IN THERE )) [RUNS15]
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Woods Service Experts says it just wants people to be aware that they can control their homes air quality. ))
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[FS E519] Woods Service Experts will be offering free air quality inspections until November 30th.
For more information call 540-992-4813.
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Up next on the newscast, the latest path of Hurricane Ivan brings him close to our region this weekend, Robin will have details...
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When most people think of hurricanes, they think of high wind. But typically, in southwest Virginia it's the water that causes the most problems. Brent Watts talked with a waterproofing expert and has a few tips on getting YOUR home ready to weather the storm.
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Coming up next in sports, Travis Wells has the news hockey fans have been dreading.
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Then a little later, we'll see why some lonely men say technology is keeping them company.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek ticker, which starts with more schedule changes due to Hurricane Ivan. Six more high school football games have been moved to avoid the storm. Gretna and Tunstall will now play Thursday night at Gretna, while Appomattox and Brookville will also play tomorrow night at Brookville. Eastern Montgomery will host Craig County on Thursday and the EC Glass and Jefferson Forest contest moves to Thursday as well. That game will kickoff at 7pm at City Stadium. Parry McCluer and Buffalo Gap will meet tomorrow night, and that one has been moved from Buena Vista to Buffalo Gap. And finally, Narrows and Giles have postponed their game until next Friday night because both schools have an open date.

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Clinton Portis made quite the first impression in Washington on Sunday afternoon. His Hall of Fame coach certainly took notice of his 148 yards rushing.
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Redskins receviers coach Stan Hixson missed Sunday's game to be with his son Drew, a Tennessee Tech receiver who is still in a medically induced coma following this hit against South Florida on Saturday. The younger Hixson sustained a brain injury. His Tennessee Tech teammates are scheduled to play at VMI this weekend.
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The NHL locked out its players this afternoon, starting a work stoppage that could threaten the entire 2004-2005 season. The players have repeatedly resisted a salary cap. The 30 teams had been set to open training camp today.
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Some bad news from Coca-Cola burst the bubbles for many investors on Wall Street today.
Jean Lee has the details.
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There's a new service for men seeking love. A new girlfriend is as close as a phone call away.
But that's also as close as she'll ever get.
Andrew Brown has more.
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((She's called Vivienne. A 20 year old designer - fun-loving, single and seeking companionship.
NAT: COME ON HANDSOME.
Best of all she's right under your thumb
SCHONEBURG: YOU CAN SEND HER MESSAGES, ASK WHAT SHE'S DOING, EVEN FLIRT WITH HER.
Vivienne is a virtual girlfriend - programmed to hook up with males between the ages of 15 and 35. The only catch is she lives inside a cellphone.
MOS: SHE'S HAS SORT OF A ROBOTIC KIND OF DEAL.
Vivienne uses up a lot of bandwidth, flirting, dining, going to bars, the gym. To track her movements you need a high-tech handset that can process moving images. You also need to push all the right buttons.
SCHONEBURG: IF YOU ARE NOT NICE TO HER, SHE'LL BE MEAN.
NAT: FINE, I'M NOT TALKING TO YOU.
The virtual girlfriend's the brainchild of a Hong Kong based software company called Artificial Life. The firm will roll out the service in Asia and Europe this fall and expects hundreds of thousands of men will sign up. Could get scarey.
MOS: ONCE YOU GET INTO A RELATIONSHIP VIRTUALLY, THEN THE DANGER IS NOT BEING ABLE TO RELATE TO REAL PEOPLE.
Some women are actually celebrating the end of conventional romance.
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