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Coming up on News 7-
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One by one people speak out tonight in Roanoke. We'll tell you what they're opposing.
Meanwhile students in Blacksburg speak out against the peace summit in the Middle East-
While the right to hunt and fish is on the ballot in Virginia this year- Find out more.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is our...]

((THIS IS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD...THESE PEOPLE ARE HUMAN BEINGS. I BET YOU FIVE DOLLARS TO ONE NONE OF YOU LIVE IN A COMMUNITY LIKE THIS.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=like this.]
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[VO-NAT]


Residents of Southeast Roanoke turn out in force to oppose expansion of the Rescue Mission.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening.

[Rescue-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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More than a dozen people told city council tonight they're worried about crime, drugs and transients in their neighborhoods.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Meredyth/Newsroom;]

Meredyth Censullo was at tonight's meeting.
[LIVE= Meredyth FULL/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1]

Jean, plans to expand the Rescue Mission have been in the works since 1989... In the past year, the Mission has solicited community input about their plans. But some Southeast residents say they don't believe their comments have been taken seriously..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Michael Scott/Southeast Resident;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:12]
[SUPER=04-September;:27]
[SUPER=01-Debra Jewel/Historic Belmont Pres. Assoc.;:41]
[SUPER=04-August;:48]
[SUPER=01-Scott Blankenship/Roanoke Mission Board Pres.;1:07]
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[OUT Q=of this community.]
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[SOT @ Tape 2 12:16:33 - 12:16:44]
[IN Q=Does the city...]

((DOES THE CITY OF ROANOKE WANT A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD WITH HARDWORKING, LAWABIDING CITIZENS OR DOES THE CITY WANT TO HAVE PEOPLE WHO FIRST ENTER SE TO SEE A HUGE CAMPUS OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T CARE ABOUT THE CITY, THE CITIZENS OR ITSELVES...))


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[OUT Q=itselves.]


[NATS- Applause]
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Rounds of applause broke out between speeches by several Southeast Roanoke residents, who say the Rescue Mission is bringing crime, drugs and transients into the neighborhoods they're working to fix up.
[nats - house demolition]
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Residents cite the demolition of three homes in Belmont. The homes don't belong to the Mission - but the land could become a part of the expansion project, which will include a home for women and children.


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[SOT Tape 1 12:04:40]
[IN Q=We absolutely don't]

((WE ABSOLUTELY DO NOT WANT ANY MORE OF OUR HOMES DESTROYED FOR IN THE PROCESS WE LOSE ANOTHER PIECE OF WHAT MAKES US HISTORIC BELMONT.))
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[OUT Q=Belmont.]


In the past year the Rescue Mission has addressed community concerns at three neighborhood walks and five public meetings. And it says it won't submit a final plan for the project until all of those concerns are addressed. But, it says, the needs of the less privileged need to be addressed too.

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[SOT @ Tape 2 :18:56]
[IN Q=The lives of...]

((THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE WE TRY TO CHANGE AT THE MISSION HAVE EVERY BIT, ARE ENTITLED TO, THE SAME RIGHTS AS EVERY CITIZEN OF THIS COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=community.]))
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[LIVE= Meredyth Full/Newsroom]

City council tonight has turned all citizen comments over to the City Manager for review.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Meredyth /Newsroom;]

Darlene Burcham will then report back to council.


[Minor]


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Relatives of James "Meekey" Minor also addressed council tonight.
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Minor was killed September 10th when his motorcycle collided with a car.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September]

The accident happened minutes after a pursuit by Roanoke police. Last month the city released a report saying the police officer followed protocol during the pursuit.
[SUPER=04-Today]

But Minor's relatives say they're still seeking justice and have found 10 witnesses whose recollections of the accident does not match police reports.
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[IN Q=I'm asking the...]

((I'M ASKING THE INVESTIGATION BE TURNED OVER TO A CITIZENS REVIEW BOARD...NOT JUST BLACK CITIZENS....CITY WIDE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Margaret Patterson/Minor's Aunt]
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[OUT Q=city wide community.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Minor family also asked the city to turn over all police reports, Minor's autopsy report and the names of all the officers involved in the case. The matter has been referred to the city manager.

[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The gates are still closed, but it now appears that Wiley Drive will reopen to cars.
This afternoon, Council tried to craft a compromise on the issue by approving one- way traffic through Smith Park.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Opponents of the plan to reopen the road asked members of city council to delay their decision and study the issue a while longer.
But a majority of council agreed that one-way traffic would make room for walkers and cyclists, while maintaining access for others.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Make the entire length]

((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: MAKE THE ENTIRE LENGTH ONE WAY, PUT UP BARRICADES TO SEPARATE THE VEHICULAR TRAFFIC FROM THE AUTOMOBILES AND THE WALKERS... AND TRY TO MEET EVERYONE'S NEED IN THIS ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/Roanoke City Council;]
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[OUT Q=and try to meet everyone's needs in this issue.]
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[VO-NAT]


The decision appeared to satisfy few who had spoken on the issue... but council directed the city manager to develop a new one-way traffic plan.
They set no timetable for re-opening the road, and did not decide which direction the traffic will flow.
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[Mideast-Peace]


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It is early Tuesday in Sharm El Sheik Egypt and meetings go on at this hour there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt;]


President Clinton has wrapped up his meeting with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at the Mideast Summit-
He is now speaking with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
But despite hours of talks involving several leaders- there's been no cease fire agreement.
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((THE FUTURE OF THE PEACE PROCESS THE STABILITY OF THE REGION ARE AT SAKE WE CANNOT AFFORD TO FAIL HERE.))
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[OUT Q=to fail here.]
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[VO-NAT]


The negotiations are aimed at stopping the violence in the Gaza strip and parts of Israel where more than one hundred people have been killed in recent days- mostly Palestinians.
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[Tech-Protest]


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The violence in the Middle East brought student protestors to Virginia Tech's campus today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


More than 15 students from a campus Islamic group staged a silent protest on the drillfield.
Their signs condemned Israeli violence against Palestinians, pointing out that mostly Palestinian civilians have been killed.
They say the bloodshed impacts all Muslim people... and creates tension even in our area.
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[SOT 16:44 - :57]
[IN Q=There has been]

((HESHAM RAKHA/TECH PROFESSOR: THERE HAS BEEN AN INCIDENT WHERE ONE PERSON, THE DAUGHTER OF ONE OF THE STUDENTS HERE, WAS WALKING TO CAMPUS AND A CAR OF SOME STUDENTS STARTED SWEARING AT HER.))
[SUPER=01-Hesham Rakha/Tech Professor;]
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[OUT Q=swearing at her.]
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[VO-NAT]


The student group will have informational booth on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on campus late this month.
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[USS-Cole]


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The search goes on for answers in the U-S-S Cole bombing- while the work continues to recover the dead. Lee Cowan now with the latest on that situation.
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[SUPER=03-Gulf of Aden; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Guana/Mother of Missing Sailor; :27]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Mark Snyder/Portsmouth Naval Center; :43]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; :58]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, WAshington.]

(( Exhausted and grieving the crew of the USS Cole - is working to recover their missing crew members.
Divers with underwater cutting torches are searching flooded compartments -- two bodies are visible -- another ten are believed trapped behind a twisted bulkhead. Out of the 17 believed dead, only five have been recovered. "I know he's ok.
Relatives like Sarah Guana, are hoping for the best. For them, there is simply waiting and worship. SARAH GUANA, MOTHER OF MISSING SAILOR: "I'm strong because everybody's praying, and I feel it, I feel it, I''m not going to let go.
More than half of the injured sailors who returned home over the weekend, have been released from a Norfolk hospital -- their wounds healed, but not their memories. CAPT. MARK SYNDER, M.D. NAVAL CENTER AT PORTSMOUTH: "On the one hand they are very, very happy to be home but when you talk to them there is also a deep sadness for what they have been through.
Although the ship's power has been restored, and flooding is under control-- the Cole is anything but sea worthy. Thursday's explosion was so powerful, it even buckled the deck of one of the nation's most advanced destroyers -- damage so extensive, the Navy is at a loss to explain what explosive was used. ))

[Debate-Preview]


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Foreign affairs will likely be one topic at tomorrow night's Presidential Debate from St. Louis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Little Rock, AR]


Today George W. Bush campaigned in Bill Clinton's territory- Arkansas.
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[SOT 20:25:13]
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((ARKANSAS IS GOING TO BE GEORGE W. COUNTRY.))
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[OUT Q=George W. country.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bush- with country singer Loretta Lynn- by his side- campaigned in Arkansas and is arriving in St. Louis tonight.
[Super=203-Innsbrook, MO;]


While today- Al Gore who is already in Missouri- spoke to a small group of residents there-
It was a town meeting of sorts, before tomorrow night's debate.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=16:42:50]

((I THINK TESTS ARE IMPORTANT TO GET A GOOD MEASURE OF WHETHER A SCHOOL IS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. OR WRONG DIRECTION. DO YOU THINK THAT TESTS ARE GOOD? STUDENT: NO.. TOO MANY TESTS. GORE: I USED TO THINK THAT TOO. LAUGHTER.))
[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate]
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[OUT Q=that too. laughter.]
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[Vo-Nat]
Tomorrow night's debate will be in a town hall format in St. Louis.
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[Tease1]
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What happens when you combine fall with a national election?
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[VO-NAT]


You get Presidential Pumpkins!
Find out how to vote for your favorite a little later in the newscast.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[IN Q=Hey Jean]
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((HEY JEAN TONIGHT IN SPORTS...STEVE MASON DITCHES HIS REPORTER CLOTHES FOR BASKETBALL DUDS. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HARDWATER. WHO WILL BE THE SIGNAL CALLER FOR THE CAVALIERS THIS SATURDAY AN UP DATE ON DAN ELLIS' CONDITION. THOSE STORIES AND OTHERS LATER IN SPORTS.))

[Hunting-Rights]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Hunters have targeted the Virginia Constitution -- trying to get fishing and hunting rights in writing. Voters will choose next month whether to add the right to hunt, fish and harvest game to the Constitution. That is, unless animal rights activists win a lawsuit and yank the question off the ballot. Tina Tenret explains.
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[IN Q=Some hunters]
[SUPER=204-File Tape; :05]
[SUPER=201-Carson Quarles/Game & Inland Fisheries; :21]
[SUPER=201-Jeff Leitner/Fund for Animals; :53]
[SUPER=240-Tina/Tenret/ttenret*wdbj7.com; 1:07]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]

(( Hunters say they're sick of being preyed upon -- that they're simply continuing an age-old tradition. As benefits, they say, they keep the deer population from exploding and beef up the state economy by buying equipment.
So they want fishing and hunting rights guaranteed in the Virginia Constitution.
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[SOT 10:41:25]
[IN Q=A LOT OF RIGHTS]

((CARSON QUARLES/DEP'T OF GAME & INLAND FISHERIES: A LOT OF RIGHTS AND PRIVELEGES ARE UNDER ATTACK BY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. IN TODAY'S ENVIRONMENT, I DON'T THINK YOU CAN TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED THAT IT WILL ALWAYS BE THERE AND AVAILABLE.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=AND AVAILABLE]
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[IN Q=This proposed amendment]

((JEFF LEITNER/FUND FOR ANIMALS: THIS PROPOSED AMENDMENT WILL NOT PROTECT HUNTING.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=will not protect hunting]

Jeff Leitner of the Fund for Animals points out -- the General Assembly can still pass laws against hunting and fishing, even if this amendment passes. He's teamed up with the Humane Society and three Virginia residents to sue the State Board of Elections -- to yank this question off the ballot.
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[SOT 15:06:38]
[IN Q=This amendment]

((LEITNER: THIS AMENDMENT IS REALLY A FRIVOLOUS ATTEMPT BY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS TO HIJACK THE VIRGINIA CONSTITUTION WITH POLITICAL STATEMENTS. CERTAINLY WE DON'T FEEL THE STATE CONSITUTION IS AN APPROPRIATE PLACE FOR POLITICAL STATEMENTS.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=for political statements]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OPPONENTS DO WORRY]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: OPPONENTS DO WORRY THAT THIS AMENDMENT WILL STRIP TOWNS AND COUNTIES OF THEIR POWER TO CONTROL HUNTING -- WITHIN CITY LIMITS, FOR EXAMPLE, OR IN SUBDIVISIONS. BUT DELEGATE VIC THOMAS FROM ROANOKE SAYS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WILL STILL HAVE THAT POWER, UNLESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TAKES IT AWAY.))
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[OUT Q=TAKES IT AWAY]

This Friday, a judge decides whether voters get to take a shot at this issue.
Tina Tenret News7 ))

[Gay]


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A witness to the shooting at the Back Street Cafe last month says Ronald Gay sat next to him for five or ten minutes without saying anything before allegedly opened fire.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Dalton Flowers testified at the preliminary hearing that Gay asked if he could sit at the table where he and Danny Overstreet were sitting.
Flowers said, "Sure, have a seat."
Without warning, a few minutes later, Gay started shooting.
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[SOT 11:27:45]
[IN Q=Certainly on his]

((CERTAINLY ON HIS MENTAL STATUS AT THE TIME OF THE OFFENSE, IN LIGHT OF HIS PAST CONTACT WITH THE V.A. HOSPITAL AND THINGS LIKE THAT, CERTAINLY, I THINK THERE WILL BE SOME INFORMATION DEVELOPED ALONG THAT LINE.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Commonwealth's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=along that line.]
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[V/O-NAT]
A first- degree murder charge was certified to the grand jury... in Overstreet's death.
Prosecutor Don Caldwell says at least some of the AGGRAVATED malicious wounding charges may have to be reduced, because many of those people who survived the shooting do not have severe, permanent injuries.
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[Million-family]


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Hundreds of thousands of families converged on the nation's capitol.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The Million Family march was not just for African Americans, but for all races - According to organizer Louis Farakkhan... it is for all religions as well.
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[SOT 16:53:53]
[IN Q=]

((LOUIS FARRAKHAN/NATION OF ISLAM: I AM A CHRISTIAN, I AM A JEW, I AM A MUSLIM.... I WILL NOT LET THAT LIMIT ME.))
[SUPER=01-Louis Farrakhan/Nation of Islam; 00-04!]
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[OUT Q=LIMIT ME.]
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Farakkhan focused on reconciliation, responsibility and repentance within the family. The Crowd gathered today on Washington's National Mall.
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[SpaceWalk]


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While people were marching on Washington, Astronauts were walking in space.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NASA;]


The astronauts stepped outside the space shuttle Discovery for their second space walk.
They're working to attach the International Space Station's second docking port.
Norfolk native Jeff (Wise-off) Wisoff was one of two astronauts who guided the 20-million-dollar port into place, while another astronaut lifted it with a robotic arm.
The Space Shuttle Atlantis will be the first to test the new docking port during next month's mission.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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Still ahead on News 7, Robin has the work-week forecast.
Find out if there's a cool-down ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


And local school-kids are the first to get their hands on the new Virginia quarter.
Millions will soon be headed for pocketbooks nation-wide.
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[Va-Quarter]


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Monticello's already on the nickel.
But today, Jamestown is right on the money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jamestown;]


U-S Treasurer Mary Ellen Witherow joined Governor Jim Gilmore to unveil the Virginia quarter.
Gilmore chose the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery to represent the Commonwealth in the 50 State Quarters program.
How much did it matter that Virginia's already pushing the 400th annivesary of the English landing?
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Total. All the designs]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
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[OUT Q=perfect opportunity.]
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[VO-NAT]


More than a Billion quarters, minted over the next ten weeks, make the quarter a powerful adverstising vehicle in pockets across America.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, hockey highlights, Steve Mason in action on the hardwood, will Dan Ellis start for UVA against Florida State and area high schools are climbing the state football polls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Salem/2000 Season; :00]


First our extra point.
The Salem Avalanche is auctioning some jerseys worn during the 2000 season.
You can bid on EBAY for a jersey worn by Matt Holliday, Choo Freeman, and Craig House among others.
To bid on the jersey go to EBAY in the sports category. You'll find the jerseys listed under the baseball/memorabilia.
Here's the scoreboard.
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[S-NHL]


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Anaheim was hoping to break a string of bad luck when it arrived in New York last night.
The Ducks had only scored a total of five goals during a three-game losing streak.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/MSG;]


The date with the Rangers seemed to change that. Marty McInnis with the deflection, gets his second goal of the season for Anaheim on the power play and it's one-nothing Ducks in the first period.
Anaheim went on to put in two more unanswered goals, Paul Kariya getting his first goal of the season. The Ducks end their
[super=31-Anaheim/4/Rangers/3;]

scoring drought and losing streak with the 4-to-3 win over New York.
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[S-Wizard]


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[WRITER=dal]
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A rim-rocking good time was had by all at William Byrd High School last night when the Roanoke Valley Stars hosted the Harlem Wizards.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


The visitors brought all the magic their name implies. And Arnold "A-Train" Bernard even got a little physical with News 7's own Steve Mason.
The Wizards thrilled the crowd with their own brand of basketball at halftime. They admit playing in The Roanoke Valley wasn't what they expected.
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[SOT 06:24:50]
[IN Q=we heard some]
[SUPER=01-"Speedy" Williams/Harlem Wizards;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=they surprise us]
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[VO-NAT]


A number of area standout hoopsters took the court as well tonight for some serious basketball action.
VMI's Damon Williams, former Hokie Troy Manns and Lynchburg College's Anthony Cummings came out to help raise money for Mount Pleasant Elementary in Roanoke County.
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[S-Polls]


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The weekly Associated Press High School Football polls are out.
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[take Group AAA full screen]
Pulaski County is in the fifth spot in the Group Three A poll.
Patrick Henry also received votes. [take Group AA full screen]
In Double A Liberty is sixth, Northside is tied with Park View Sterling for the ninth spot and Rustburg and Magna Vista received votes. [take Group A full screen]
Giles dropped to sixth in the Single A polls. George Wythe is seventh and Radford is eighth.
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[S-UVA]


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Virginia is 4 and 2 going into this Saturday's game with Florida State in Tallahassee.
Steve Mason tackles the Cavalier quarterback question and has other U-V-A notes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/25th Season at Florida State; :16]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/18th Season at Virginia; :28]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Maryland vs. Virginia; :39]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :48]
[SUPER=01-Brad Barnes/UVA Senior Captain; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Ahmad Hawkins/UVA Senior Defensive Back; 1:28]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports.]
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[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[SS=HOLD]


The Cavaliers home game against North Carolina on October 28th will be televised on the JP Sports/ACC Network. Kick off is at noon.
[ss=big east]


Also on the 28th Virginia Tech hosts Pittsburgh. You can see that game right here on Your Hometown Station. Kick off is at 3:30.

[S-East]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies have again swept the Big East player of the week honors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Thursday; :00]

Andre Davis is the offensive player of the week. He scored three TDs in three different ways in a span of six minutes in the third quarter last Thursday night and finished with 273 all-purpose yards against the Mountaineers. Cornerback Ronyell Whitaker is the conference's top defensive player. He had two interceptions and 11 tackles against WVU. And the versatile Wayne Ward gets his 2nd straight award as Big East special teams player of the week after picking up a blocked punt. He also delivered the key block that opened the lane for Davis's 76 yard punt return.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'M THE TYPE...]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Ward/Big East Player of the Week; :00]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=...FOR THE TEAM."]
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[VO-NAT]

Ward has two blocked kicks this season, as well.
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=Ferrum]


Ferrum's Gary Buchanan was named Atlantic Central Football Conference Rookie of the Week.
The freshman quarterback rushed for 127 yards and a TD on 11 carries in the Panthers 24 to two win over Chowan.

Ferrum hosts Frostburg State on Saturday.[S-MLB]


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A few notes to close on tonight.
Former Virginia star Bryant Stith is on the move. The Denver Nuggets have traded Stith and guard Chris Herron to Boston.
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It's travel day for the Yankees and Mariners. The American League Championship Series resumes tomorrow with New York leading three games to two.

In the National League, The Mets are leading game five, 7 to 0 in the 8 inning[Video]


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It may not be scientific, but the funniest presidential poll this fall may be in Wisconsin.
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It's the great Presidential Pumpkin poll in Wisconsin Rapids.
Two 500-pound pumpkins bear Al Gore and George W. Bush's faces.
The pumpkins each four feet tall- were carved by a Chicago artist and folks can vote for their favorite now through Halloween.
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((HAROLD ALTENBURG/ALTENBURG'S COUNTRY GARDENS; WHEN THEY FIND OUT THAT THESE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE EXHIBITED ON A MANURE SPREADER, IT BRINGS QUITE A CHUCKLE.))
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You can get the heads up and vote for your favorite over the internet.
You'll find a link to the Presidential Pumpkins in the Webwatch section of our homepage at W-D-B-J-7- dot- com.
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