[7-Rockbridge-Fatal]

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A single car accident in Rockbridge county killed two Washington and Lee students. State police say the accident occurred on Route 60 around two Sunday morning.
Police say the driver of a Chevy Tahoe ran off the road and flipped the vehicle down an embankment. They say 20-year-old Adam Burchett from Winchester and 18-year-old Kristin Shelton from Texas were pronounced dead at the scene. A campus-wide e-mail was sent yesterday notifying students and faculty of the tragedy.


[7-Roanoke-Vigil]


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A candlelight vigil was held in Roanoke to remember those who have been killed by substance abuse.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The vigil kicked off "Red Ribbon Week" which is an annual campaign that promotes a drug-free lifestyle. Representatives with city schools and government spoke to a crowd of dozens before the candles were lit .. Last night's vigil was sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition, as well as Blue Ridge Community Services. Red Ribbon Week runs through October 31st.
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[7-Chrysanthemum-Show]


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Fall's beauty was visible outdoors and indoors this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The Blue Ridge Chrysanthemum Society held its 41st annual show at Fairacres. There were more than 180 entries in the horticulture division, and 30-plus entries in the beauty division. The show is held about this time every year in order to take full advantage of the flowers' characteristics...
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[SOT @ 21:15:58 - 21:16:09]
[IN Q=This would be...]

((BO HELFFENSTIEN/CHRYSANTHEMUM SOCIETY: THIS IS THE NORMAL TIME CHRYSANTHEMUMS WOULD BE BLOOMING, HOWEVER SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE AND SHADE THEM TO MAKE THEM COME IN BLOOM.))
[SUPER=01-Bo Helffenstien/Chrysanthemum Society]
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[OUT Q=come in bloom.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The "Beauties of the Fall" show wrapped up yesterday.


[7-Corvette-Ride]


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Hundreds of Corvette owners hit the road for a good cause this weekend ..
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


For nearly 20- years, members of the Virginia Corvette Club and other Corvette enthusiasts have gathered to cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy the scenery.
Yesterday morning-- hundreds assembled at the Peaks of Otter Ranger Station.
From there-- they hit the road to enjoy the beautiful fall colors.
The ride was the highlight of a three day festival that started Friday.
Organizers say all profits will go the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
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[SOT00:55:39]
[IN Q=It's right]

((NADINE HAUNGS/EVENT COORDINATOR: IT'S RIGHT IN OUR HOMETOWN AREA AND WE JUST WANTED TO HELP, WE KNOW THEY NEEDED FUNDS FOR THE ENDOWMENT FUND FOR THE MAINTENANCE AFTERWARDS, EVEN ONCE IT'S COMPLETED AND OFFICIALLY OPENED NEXT JUNE AND SO WE JUST DECIDED WE WOULD PITCH IN IT'S A GOOD CAUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Nadine Haungs/Event Coordinator; :00]
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[OUT Q=good cause.]
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Folks from as far away as New York and Florida took part in the three day festival.
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Taking a moment now to check the forecast..
Mostly sunny and a bit breezy today with highs in the upper 60s..

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[45-Iron-Gate]


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Money problems could force the town of Iron Gate to become part of Allegheny County. Voters get to decide the future of the town.
Jennifer Miele has more.
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[IN Q=At age 20, Chris]
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[SUPER=01-Alan Williams/Iron Gate Mayor;:28]
[SUPER=01-Chris Fisher/Iron Gate Councilman;:56]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;1:35]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Iron Gate]

[NAT SOUND] (( At the age of 20, Chris Fisher is Iron Gate's youngest councilman. He's not up for re-election, but November 7th could still be his last day in office.
The D-E-Q says Iron Gate must begin pumping sewage into Alleghany County by 2004. The county wants one and a half million dollars for that service. If the town's 450 residents don't want to pay, they'll have to turn their city over to Alleghany County.
[SOT]

[tc:04:56:17]
[IN Q=I can't see the]

((MAYOR ALAN WILLIAMS: I CAN'T SEE THE COUNTY GIVING US ANYTHING. THEY AREN'T GOING TO GUARANTEE ANY EMPLOYMENT FOR OUR EMPLOYEES. THEY ARE GOING TO GET RID OF OUR COURT HOUSE. I JUST CAN'T SEE US GETTING ANYTHING.))
[OUT Q=us getting anything.]
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Alleghany County has made no provisions to upkeep public grounds.
In fact the mayor says they will probably be sold.
The county refuses to pay for street lights as well.
A problem, Fisher says, for the nine thousand cars that travel through Iron Gate every day.
[SOT]

[tc:05:03:25]
[IN Q=Our street lights]

((CHRIS FISHER: OUR STREET LIGHTS, I THINK, THAT IS A NECESSITY. I THINK IT'S JUST A HAVEN FOR CRIME TO MOVE THROUGH IF YOU DON'T HAVE STREET LIGHTS.))
[OUT Q=don't have street lights.]
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Iron Gate borrowed nearly 800 thousand dollars in 1991 to build a new sewage plant. Former council members felt another loan to pump sewage into a new plant was too risky. Now it's the voters of Iron Gate who will decide if their town is worth one point five million dollars.
[SOT]

[TC:04:58:07]
[IN Q= I know we need]

((MAYOR ALAN WILLIAMS: I KNOW WE NEED TO GET ALL NEW SEWAGE. BUT I THINK A MILLION AND A HALF DOLLARS, FOR OUR SHARE, IS RIDICULOUS FOR 450 PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=for 450 people.]

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[IN Q=I encourage people]

((CHRIS FISHER: I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO GET OUT THERE IN VOTE, THAT'S THE MAIN THING. BUT I'M HOPING WE CAN KEEP OUR LITTLE TOWN.))
[OUT Q=our little town.]
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[STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: IF IRON GATE DOES BECOME PART OF ALLEGHANY COUNTY, THE COUNTY WILL ASSUME THE TOWN'S DEBTS AND RESIDENTS WILL ONLY PAY ONE LOCAL TAX INSTEAD OF TWO. BUT IRON GATE WILL STILL HAVE TO PAY TO KEEP IT'S STREET LIGHTS ON AND IT'S PARKS IN TACT. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7, IRON GATE.))
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[45-Polls]


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Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W- Bush are running neck-and-neck in the Southeast. A Media General poll released yesterday shows that 43 percent of likely voters support Bush.
41- percent support Gore in seven Southeastern states, including Virginia. Thirteen percent said they were undecided.

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Shifting our focus now to weather--
Expect more sunshine today with highs around 70 this afternoon...

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[8-Rockbridge-Fatal]


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Washington and Lee University is mourning two students who died in a car accident over the weekend in Rockbridge County. State police say the accident occurred on Route 60 around two Sunday morning.
Police say the driver of a Chevy Tahoe ran off the road and flipped the vehicle down an embankment. They say 20-year-old Adam Burchett from Winchester, Kentucky and 18-year-old Kristin Shelton from Texas were pronounced dead at the scene. A campus-wide e-mail was sent yesterday notifying students and faculty of the tragedy.


[8-Roanoke-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
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A candlelight vigil in Roanoke last night, in honor of those who died because of substance abuse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The vigil kicked off "Red Ribbon Week" which is an annual campaign that promotes a drug-free lifestyle. Representatives with city schools and government spoke to a crowd of dozens before the candles were lit .. Last night's vigil was sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition, as well as Blue Ridge Community Services. Red Ribbon Week runs through October 31st.
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[8-Chrysanthemum-Show]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-37; TC 59:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Fall foliage wasn't nature's only attraction this weekend...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The Blue Ridge Chrysanthemum Society held its 41st annual show at Fairacres. There were more than 180 entries in the horticulture division, and 30-plus entries in the beauty division. The show is held about this time every year in order to take full advantage of the flowers' characteristics...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT @ 21:15:58 - 21:16:09]
[IN Q=This would be...]

((BO HELFFENSTIEN/CHRYSANTHEMUM SOCIETY: THIS IS THE NORMAL TIME CHRYSANTHEMUMS WOULD BE BLOOMING, HOWEVER SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE AND SHADE THEM TO MAKE THEM COME IN BLOOM.))
[SUPER=01-Bo Helffenstien/Chrysanthemum Society]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=come in bloom.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The "Beauties of the Fall" show wrapped up yesterday.


[8-Corvette-Ride]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-41; TC 16:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Hundreds of Corvette owners had their motors running for a good cause this weekend ..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


For nearly 20- years, members of the Virginia Corvette Club and other Corvette enthusiasts have gathered to cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy the scenery.
Yesterday morning-- hundreds assembled at the Peaks of Otter Ranger Station.
From there-- they hit the road to enjoy the beautiful fall colors.
The ride was the highlight of a three day festival that started Friday.
Organizers say all profits will go the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT00:55:39]
[IN Q=It's right]

((NADINE HAUNGS/EVENT COORDINATOR: IT'S RIGHT IN OUR HOMETOWN AREA AND WE JUST WANTED TO HELP, WE KNOW THEY NEEDED FUNDS FOR THE ENDOWMENT FUND FOR THE MAINTENANCE AFTERWARDS, EVEN ONCE IT'S COMPLETED AND OFFICIALLY OPENED NEXT JUNE AND SO WE JUST DECIDED WE WOULD PITCH IN IT'S A GOOD CAUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Nadine Haungs/Event Coordinator; :00]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=good cause.]
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[VO-NAT]


Folks from as far away as New York and Florida took part in the three day festival.
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[8WEATHER]


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Here's another look at your Back-to-Work forecast...
Mostly sunny with a bit of a breeze today...highs nearing 70.

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