[7-NRA]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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N-R-A President Charlton Heston made an appearence in Roanoke stomping for Republican votes, with only a few more weeks until election day.
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[VO-NAT]
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Yesterday, Heston gave his official endorsement of Republican Senatorial candidate George Allen.
Heston also unloaded on Al Gore.
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[IN Q=Al Gore's denials]

((CHARLTON HESTON: AL GORE'S DENIALS AND EVASION, IN SPITE OF HIS CLAIMS THAT HE INVENTED SMOKELESS POWDER AND WROTE THE SECOND AMENDMENT.... CROWD CHEERS.))
[SUPER=201-Charlton Heston/NRA President]
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[OUT Q=crowd cheers.]
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[VO-NAT]


While N-R-A money is important to the election, one member of the Million Mom March says "mommy votes" are important too.
That why she's an advocate of gun control.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When there's a child]

((CODE SIZEMORE: WHEN THERE IS A CHILD IN THE HOUSE, AN ACCIDENT CAN HAPPEN SO QUICKLY IF THERE IS A GUN IN THE HOUSE. UNTIL THEY ARE OLD ENOUGH TO BE RESPONSIBLE, I DON'T WANT THEM TO BE EXPOSED TO GUNS.))
[SUPER=201-Code Sizemore/Gun Control Supporter]
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[VO-NAT]


The Million Mom March Foundation is now the largest gun control lobby.
As for NRA numbers, the group expects to have 5 million members by election day.
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[7-Allen-Robb]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Special interest groups are pouring money into the senate campagn...
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[SUPER=203-Salem]


At a meeting in Salem yesterday, George Allen said he's pleased movie stars like Charlton Heston are getting involved.
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[IN Q=I'm glad to see there are some]

((GEORGE ALLEN: I'M GLAD TO SEE THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO SHARE MY VIEWS ON A VARIETY OF ISSUES WHO ARE GETTING INVOLVED.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate]
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[OUT Q=getting involved.]
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Meanwhile in Richmond, Allen's opponent Chuck Rob didn't agree.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I hope that]

((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.))
[SUPER=201-Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate]
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[OUT Q=into the race.]
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[VO-NAT]


With three weeks left until the elections, the N-R-A says it'll keep its campaign ads strong.
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[7-Owens]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

The charges weren't as serious as they could have been for a former state trooper who pled guilty to charges stemming from his relationship with a fifteen year old girl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


31-year-old Brian Keith Owens pleaded guilty yesterday to three counts of disorderly conduct- a misdemeanor.
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 in court.
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.
Owens had no comment.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Taking a moment now to check the forecast..
Mostly sunny again today with highs in the mid 70s..

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[45-Bristol-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A 12-mile high speed chase on Interstate 81 through Wythe County yielded an arrest of a fugitive from Bristol.
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State police say 41-year-old Clyde (NOFF-lin) Naphlin 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 yesterday 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 the chase.

[45-Technology-Conference]


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Entrepreneurs and investors are taking over the Hotel Roanoke for a two day conference on how to improve business. Kate Weidaw tells us it's a chance for business owners and those looking to start up their own business to network.
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[IN Q=Neu web]
[SUPER=01-David Salvaggio/Nueweb.com Founder; :13]
[SUPER=01-Mark Frantz/Venture Capital Professional; :33]
[SUPER=01-Lou Dobbs/Internet Entrepreneur; :49]
[SUPER=01-Scott Laemmie/Hirestrategy.com; 1:02]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:12]
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[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]

((Neu web dot com has found a niche in the internet market. Three years ago 23 year old David Salvaggio of Blacksburg dropped out of college to begin a virtual reality business.

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((DAVID SALVAGGIO:WE PUT TOGETHER A VERY EXTENSIVE BUSINESS PLAN AND BEGAN SHOPPING AROUND WITH LOCAL INVESTORS.))
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With the backing from investors his company now makes six figures and has grown from 4 employees to 25. It's those investors that came to the Hotel Roanoke to hear plans from entrepreneurs and to find the next niche in the market.

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((MARK FRANTZ/VENTURE CAPITAL PROFESSIONAL: YOU NEED TO PUT TOGETHER A VERY GOOD BUSINESS PLAN THAT'S BUILT AROUND A FUNDAMENTAL IDEA AND HAS A STRONG TEAM, NOBODY'S EXPECTING YOU TO BE BILL GATES AND BE THE WORLD'S BEST CEO.))
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Former CNN Moneyline anchor Lou Dobbs says there's one sure way to know if your idea is a winner.

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((LOU DOBBS: IF YOU CAN ATTRACT THE INVESTMENT OF OTHERS THEN YOU PROBABLY HAVE A FIGHTING CHANCE TO MAKE YOUR DREAM A REALITY.))
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But there are financial risks, especially if you want to join a start up internet company.

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((SCOTT LAEMMIE/HIRESTRATEGY.COM: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THE BUSINESS MODEL MAKE SURE IT'S GOING TO BE PROFITABLE AT SOME POINT AND WORK WITH A TEAM YOU STAND BEHIND AND HAVE CONFIDENCE IN BEING SUCCESSFUL.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: SOME OTHER TIPS TO REMEMBER WHEN STARTING A BUSINESS IS TO RESEARCH THE MARKET PLACE, KNOW WHO THE COMPETITORS ARE, AND THE TRENDS IN THE MARKET. THE CONFERENCE WRAPS UP THIS AFTERNOON WITH 20 PRESENTATIONS FROM COMPANIES ABOUT THEIR START AND SUCESS. KATE WEIDAW NEWS7 RONAOKE.))
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Let's check the gorgeous Friday forecast again..
Mostly sunny with light winds and highs near 75.

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[8-Bongmart]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=khu]
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[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A federal jury in Roanoke has convicted an Arizona businesman for providing the laughing gas that contributed to the death of a Virginia Tech student last year.
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Larry Tieman (Tee-mun) ran a head shop near the University of Arizona in Tempe.
In addition to T-shirts and water pipes, he sold nitrous oxide.
While it is used as a propellant in whipped cream canisters, the gas is also widely used as a drug.
Fairfax native Andrew McCoy bought some through (Tee-mun's) Tieman's web site, Bongmart- dot-com.
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[SOT 5:08:25]
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((I THINK IT'S ABSOLUTELY NAIVE- -IF NOT CRIMINAL- -TO DO WHAT HE WAS DOING. THE JURY HAS DECIDED IT WAS CRIMINAL.))
[SUPER=01-Dave McCoy/Victim's Father]
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[V/O-NAT]
Tieman told the jury he didn't intend for McCoy- -or any of his customers- -to inhale the nitrous oxide.
Last night, the judge said he considered Tieman no different than any other drug dealer.
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[8-81-safety]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Cutting down on the number of crashes on Interstate 81 is a top priority for the Virginia Department of Transportation.
V-DOT officials yesterday outlined changes in the road at a conference in Lexington. Safety along I-81 has been an issue following dozens of fatal accidents along an 85-mile stretch between Christiansburg and Lexington.
Plans include wider ramps, shoulders and bridges -- and using message boards to warn motorists of problems ahead.



[8-Right-Work]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC1:39:31]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]


The National Right To Work Committee was in Roanoke yesterday, targeting Chuck Robb.
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[IN Q=For years,]

((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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[OUT Q=for the union bosses.]
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[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


The group unveiled a television spot it plans to run in the final days of the campaign.
The ad questions the senator's support for the state's Right to Work Law.
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[IN Q=He has consistently]

((BARRY KELLEY: HE HAS CONSISTENTLY SAID THAT HE SUPPORTS VIRGINIA'S RIGHT TO WORK LAW, HOWEVER HIS RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF AND THAT IS THAT HE HAS NO INTENTION OF SUPPORTING RIGHT TO WORK, AND HAS TAKEN EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO INFRINGE ON VIRGINIANS' RIGHT TO WORK.))
[SUPER=201-Barry Kelley/Nat. Right To Work Comm.]
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[OUT Q=right to work.]
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Yesterday, 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.


Also, the incumbent senator picked up the endorsement of the Washington Post.


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Turning our attention now to weather--
Mostly sunny with highs near 75...
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