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Charlton Heston stumps the state, to say the Bill of Rights is in trouble.
We'll lead the newscast with word from the N-R-A President.
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And we have a verdict in the case of an Arizona head shop owner accused of causing the death of a Virginia Tech student.

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Tonight on News 7 sports, the Week nine rundown for Friday Football Extra, the latest on quarterback situation at UVa.

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And Tech linebacker Ben Taylor is named one of the 11 semifinalists for the prestigious Butkus award.
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Heading into the next weekend forecast with a warm, dry spell on the horizon. All the tropical moisture is well out to sea. We'll explain in a moment.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Charlton Heston takes on gun control proponents, as the N-R-A President visits Roanoke.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[NRA]


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Actor and N-R-A president Charlton Heston rallied Roanokers against gun control today.
Heston said the 2000 election will determine the future of gun ownership rights.
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Jennifer Miele was at the rally. Here's Jen.
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Keith, the N-R-A is loading up on advertising in the last few weeks before the election.
But members of the Million Mom March Foundation say it's "mommy votes", not money, that will decide this year's election.
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((CODE SIZEMORE: I DON'T THINK WHILE MY CHILDREN ARE SMALL THERE WILL EVER BE A GUN IN THE HOUSE.)) [RUNS04]
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((CHARLTON HESTON: THIS ISN'T THE NRA, THIS IS FREEDOM BEFORE EVERYTHING ELSE.)) [RUNS04]
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For today, at least, election 2000 looks like mothers versus Moses.
Both the National Rifle Association and the Million Mom March Foundation agree that the government needs to fight back against criminals who use guns.
But MMM members say money for advertising shouldn't determine the winner of this election.
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((CODE SIZEMORE: THE PEOPLE WITH THE MOST MONEY HAVE THE MOST SAY SO, AND IT SHOULDN'T BE THAT WAY.... IT SHOULD BE WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY, NOT WHO HAS THE MOST MONEY OR WHO HAS THE MOST INFLUENCE.)) [RUNS11]
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"Mommy votes," Sizemore says, could sway the November election.
NRA leaders know that too, that's why they're they're also working to get voters organized.
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((CHARLTON HESTON: THAT SAME BILL OF RIGHTS CREATED BY THE FOUNDING FATHERS IS IN SERIOUS DANGER. DANGER THAT IS HAS NOT EXPERIENCED FOR MANY MANY DECADES.))
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N-R-A members say Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Missouri are states where anti-gun control candidates NEED to win. With nearly five million members nationwide, the N-R-A says it's not firing ballot box blanks.))
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While the N-R-A is growing, the Million Mom March Foundation is, too. In fact, the foundation has joined other gun-control groups... and it's become the nation's largest gun control lobby.
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Keith, Charlton Heston did give his official endorsement to George Allen today.

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On the Democratic side, Chuck Robb picked up the endorsement of the Washington Post.
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What do candidates think about special interest groups pouring money into their campaigns?
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At a meeting today in Salem, George Allen said he's pleased movie stars like Charlton Heston are getting involved.

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((GEORGE ALLEN: I'M GLAD TO SEE THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO SHARE MY VIEWS ON A VARIETY OF ISSUES WHO ARE GETTING INVOLVED.))
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Meanwhile in Richmond, Allen's opponent Chuck Rob didn't agree.
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((CHUCK ROBB: I HOPE THAT YOU'LL FOCUS ON SOME OF THE QUESTIONS NOT JUST THE FACT THAT THE IS AN APPEALING MOVIE STAR. HE'S COMING IN AND INJECTING HIMSELF INTO A RACE AND WE OUGHT TO DISCUSS ISSUES LIKE THIS.))
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With three weeks left until the elections, the N-R-A says they'll keep their campaign ads strong.
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[Right-Work]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The National Right to Work Commitee was also in Roanoke today, adding its voice to the election debate.
The group unveiled a new ad campaign that questions Chuck Robb's support for the state's right to work law.
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((FOR YEARS, SENATOR CHARLES ROBB HAS BEEN TRYING TO FOOL VIRGINIANS INTO THINKING HE SUPPORTS OUR CHERISHED RIGHT TO WORK LAW. BUT AS SOON AS HE GETS BACK ON CAPITOL HILL, HE JOINS TED KENNEDY AND AL GORE FIGHTING FOR MORE FORCED UNIONISM AND MORE POWER FOR THE UNION BOSSES.))
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The television spots will run in Roanoke, Richmond and Tidewater in the final days of the campaign.
While right to work legislation has not been a high profile issue, the group says it could make a difference in a tight race.
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((THE AD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF, AND WHAT WE BELIEVE IS THAT MR. ROBB'S RECORD ON RIGHT TO WORK IN THE SENATE HAS BEEN CONTRARY TO HIS WORD WHEN HE COMES BACK TO RICHMOND AND THE RURAL PARTS OF THE VIRGINIA WHERE HE SAYS HE SUPPORTS THE STATE RIGHT TO WORK LAW.))
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Today, a Robb spokesman said the Senator has never done anything to undermine the state's right to work law, and never will.
He said Robb voted against the national law because he believes each state should be able to decide for itself.



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A fugitive from Bristol was caught today on Interstate 81, after allegedly leading state police on a 12-mile high-speed chase through Wythe County.
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State police say 41-year-old Clyde Naphlin (NOFF-lin) was forced off the road just north of Wytheville -- after he rammed two police cars.
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Naphlin is suspected of shooting his wife and another man at his Bristol home this morning.
Authorities say they recovered a gun from Naphlin's wrecked car.
State police say he may face charges here before he's sent back to Bristol.
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Naphlin is being held in the Wythe County jail on attempted capital murder, drunk driving, and reckless driving charges.
Two state troopers were treated and released with injuries from today's chase.

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A student died after inhaling nitrous oxide... now the man who sold it to him will have to face the consequences.

That's next on News 7 at Six.
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And Tech students get stuck to stay healthy.
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[Bongmart]


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A first- of- its kind conviction tonight in the case of an Arizona businessman found guilty of selling a legal product that caused the death of a Virginia Tech student last year.
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(( Larry Tieman has a store in Tempe, Arizona, selling drug paraphernalia.
In addition to water pipes, marijuana T-shirts and posters, Tieman offered nitrous oxide for sale. The cartons were marked with disclaimers. The gas is used as propellant for whipped cream, but it's also MIS-used as a drug..
Andrew McCoy found it can has lethal effects, when it's inhaled the drug.
His parents sat through the trial in federal court all week, as the defendant insisted he was selling a lawful product, sold in a lawful manner with lawful intent.
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Tieman faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
The U.S. Attorney says this was a first of it's kind prosecution, a test case.
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Judge Sam Wilson said he considered it no different than any other drug case, except for the fact that there are no minimum mandatory prison terms associated with the sale of nitrous oxide.

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A former state trooper pled guilty today to misdemeanor charges stemming from an intimate relationship with a 15 year old girl.
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31-year-old Brian Keith Owens pled guilty to three counts of disorderly conduct.
He was charged with dating and having consensual sex with the girl.
But prosecutors say they had to reduce the charges after the girl failed to appear for court.
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((KEITH BLANKENSHIP/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: WE FEEL THIS ACCOMPLISHED WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH WHICH WAS HAVING HIM TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTIONS. ALTHOUGH HE WAS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, HE HAS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT HE DOES. ))
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Owens was ordered to pay a 750-dollar fine and stay away from the girl.
He resigned from the state police and now works in retail in West Virginia.
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Senator John Warner has a highly-visible role as congress reviews the USS Cole explosion.
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Warner is Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee,
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which wants to know why the Cole docked in the port of a nation long suspected of harboring terrorists.
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Outside the capitol, Warner said Congress must play an important role in overseeing the welfare of American service men and women.
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Warner's comments came as congressional Republicans signed a defense spending bill and sent it to the White House.

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A powerful rally on Wall Street, especially in the tech-sector. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW gained 168 points, but NASDAQ soared 247.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index rose nearly two points.
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Hundreds of Virginia Tech students are getting vaccinated against meningitis and other infectious diseases.
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More than 600 students got shots earlier today to protect them from bacterial meningitis.
The disease is deadly more than 10 percent of the time.
Last year, one Virginia Tech student and three Radford University students contracted meningitis.
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((KRISTIN TIGUE/VACCESS HEALTH: COLLEGE STUDENTS, PARTICULARLY FRESHMAN LIVING IN DORMATORIES ARE AT A SLIGHTLY HIGHER RISK THAN THE GENERAL POPULATION OF CONTRACTING MENINGITIS. IT'S NOT REALLY CLEAR-CUT WHY. BUT THAT'S WHAT THEY FOUND.))
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The shot costs 75-dollars and gives the students three to five years of protection.
Last year, four-thousand Virginia Tech students were immunized against meningitis.
Radford University is even considering making the vaccine mandatory for freshman.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, we'll check in the rundown of game for week 9 of Friday Footbal Extra. Plus, check in with one of the surprise teams of the season.
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And speaking of surprises, no on expected Tech to whip Syracuse 62-to-nothing last season - tonight we explore the possible mode of retaliation.
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A win over Bassett tomorrow night and Magna Vista takes another big step towards the Piedmont District championship.


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Joe Beckelheimer has lead the Warriors to a 6 and 1 overall record. He's perfect in the district at 4 and OH in his first year after serving as an assistant at Tunstall.
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((JOE BECKELHEIMER/MAGNA VISTA HEAD COACH:WHEN THE JOB CAME OPEN I WAS REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE CHANCE TO COME OVER HERE AND WITH THE SENIORS COMING BACK THEY'VE STEPPED IT UP AND TAKEN A LEADERSHIP ROLE AND THE COACHES HAVE REALLY COME TOGETHER AND I HAVE TAKEN TO THE KIDS AND THEY'VE TAKEN TO ME AND ALL THOSE THINGS CAME TOGETHER AND WE'RE REAL HAPPY WITH THE OUTCOME SO FAR. ))
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The Magna Vista/Bassett battle is one of 14 games coming your way on Friday Football Extra, here's the list
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So far this week, we've mainly talk about Tech's troubles in the Carrier Dome. But tonight we shift our attention to how the Hokies plan to dodge the payback punch.
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(( You had to be there to believe it and even then it was almost incomprehensible. Tech laid the Smakdown on Syracuse winning 62-to-nothing on October 16th on last season. We asked some of the Hokies how they would react this year if they had suffered a similar embarrassment last season. ((RONYELL WHITAKER:)) ((BILLY HITE:)) ((BOB SLOWIKOWSKI:)) One guy who has taken care of business all season long is Tech's Ben Taylor. He is now one of the 11 semi-finalists for the Butkus award which is given annually to the top linebacker in the nation.))
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Tech leaves for the Dome and New York State tomorrow. As we have all season long, News 7 Sports will be on the road with Tech putting you right in the Hokie Huddle home and away.




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Virginia faces a Florida State team Saturday that is averaging 42 points a game. The Cavaliers secondary must, as defensive back Ahmad Hawkins calls it, bend but not break and that means preventing the Seminoles from going north and south in big chunks.
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((GEORGE WELSH/132 WINS AT VIRGINIA:WHETHER YOUR ZONE OR MAN YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO PLAY THE DEEP BALL WELL BECAUSE THEY'LL JUST THROW IT UP AND THOSE GUYS CAN GO UP AND CATCH IT. EVEN IF THEY'RE COVERED HE'LL THROW IT UP AND I WOULD SAY MORE OFTEN THAN NOT FLORIDA STATE, THEY'RE COMING DOWN WITH THE BALL. SO YOU GOT TO BE ABLE TO PLAY THE DEEP BALL. IT'S GOING UP AND YOU HAVE TO BE IN POSITION TO KNOCK IT DOWN.))
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Welsh said today he will make a game day decision Saturday on whether or not to play quarterback Dan Ellis against Florida State. Ellis's injured hamstring is improving and he has practiced this week.
Sources close to the Virginia football program say Welsh is leaning heavily toward keeping Ellis out so he can fully recover for three crucial ACC games following FSU. Red shirt freshmen quarterbacks Bryson Spinner and Matt Schaub will split time Saturday against the Seminoles if Ellis does not play.
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[PINNACLE 13043] And mark it down this Saturday afternoon you can catch a college double as West Virginia takes on Notre Dame. And Alabama battles Tennessee in at 3:30.
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[PINNACLE 13041] And on Sunday at one, the Titans meet the Ravens right here on Your Hometown Station right after the NFL Today.
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[Promo]


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High technology companies from across the east coast are in Roanoke today and tomorrow to learn how to expand their business.
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Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom tonight with more.
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The companies have not only come to network but to solicit investments and build knowledge about accessing capital for their companies.
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It's all part of the Virginia Technology Capital Access Forum- It's hosted by Virginia Tech at the Hotel Roanoke.

Organizers say the conference is for all kinds of businesses.
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((JOHN PHILLIPS/VIRGINIA TECH: A COMPANY THAT'S JUST BEGINNING CAN COME HERE AND SEE OTHER COMPANIES THAT ARE A LITTLE MORE ADVANCED AND LEARN HOW TO TRACK INVESTORS, COMPANIES THAT ARE SEEKING CAPITAL CAN COME HERE MEET NEW INVESTORS AND LEARN HOW TO NEGOTIATE.))
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Tonight Lou Dobbs the former CNN Moneyline host will speak.
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We'll have more tips for business owners and those looking to start an internet business tonight on News 7 at 11.