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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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Up next--
The countdown to Election Day is on--
Ellen Qualls has highlights from the final debate between Senator Chuck Robb and challenger George Allen.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And authorities in Yemen are trying to find out how the U-S-S Cole suicide bomber got hold of a fake I-D.
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Start your work week with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

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Chuck Robb and George Allen faced off in their last live, televised debate last night.


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((LARRY SABATO: ONE WORD ANSWER, WILL THE TWO OF YOU PLEDGE RIGHT HERE AND NOW NOT TO AIR ANY MORE NEGATIVE TV AND RADIO SPOTS THROUGH ELECTION DAY?))
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[11Senate-Debate]


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Election day is two weeks away and the incumbent Senator's down in the polls.
Ellen Qualls has highlights from the final debate.
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[SUPER=203-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=201-Larry Sabato/Political Analyst; :25]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate; 1:25]
[SUPER=201-Sen. Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate; 1:38]
[SUPER=201-Bob Holsworth/Political Analyst; 1:51]
[SUPER=240-Ellen/Qualls; 2:04]
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((
University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato jokes that he hopes his tenure's NOT revoked.
A decidedly edgy debate climaxed with a challenge from Sabato: no more negative ads.
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((ROBB: IN A WORD YES. IF HE WILL AGREE TO IT, I'D BE HAPPY TOO. Why don't you shake on it? You can do it right here, in front of all Virginians. ALLEN: OH YEAH, WE COULD SHAKE ON IT, BUT HOW'S IT GONNA BE ENFORCED?))
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((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: IT WAS VERY INTERESTING TO SEE THE DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED ANSWERS. PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO JUDGE FOR THEMSELVES WHICH ANSWER WAS BETTER. WHICH ANSWER MERITS A VOTE.))
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It may be the first Virginia debate that sought to make the candidates sweat with video clips.
Chuck Robb got to defend his support of President Clinton during the impeachment.
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((SABATO: SHOW THE CLIP PLEASE. ROBB: EVERYONE WRESTLED WITH THEIR DECISION. MOST OF THE DECISIONS WERE SEPARATED BY RELATIVELY FINE DIFFERENCES.))
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(( I SAY THIS FIGURATIVELY, LET'S ENJOY KNOCKING THEIR THROATS.))
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((CAN YOU SEE WHY VIRGINIANS SEE MR. ROBB AND NOT YOU... I'M SUPPOSED TO ANSWER THE POLL QUESTION?))
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The candidates eventually got into the act themselves, asking questions of each other.
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((ALLEN: INSTEAD OF ASKING YOU A NEGATIVE QUESTION...ROBB: ... LONG LIST OF PROJECTS THAT HAVE DIRECTLY AFFECTED VIRGINIA FAMILIES.))
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((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: THERE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN A WINNER THIS EVENING. BUT I THINK THE LOSER MAY WELL HAVE BEEN SOME OF THE TELEVISION MEDIA PANELISTS, WHO ASKED QUESTIONS THAT I THINK THAT HAD SUCH AN ATTITUDE TO THEM THAT COULD WELL HAVE TURNED OFF I THINK A LOT OF VOTERS.))
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(( ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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[Campaign-Polls]


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Three new polls show Republican George W- Bush leading Al Gore in the Presidential race.
The C-B-S New York Times surveys, and the A-B-C poll all give Bush a small lead.
Bush's biggest lead, about nine points, is in a C-N-N USA Today Gallup poll.

Election Day is only two weeks away.[Ship-Explosion]


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Sources in Yemen say authorities want to find out how a suicide bomber obtained a fake identification card.
The authorities are questioning officials from Yemen's civil registration department.
Mark Phillips has the latest on the investigation of the bombing that killed 17 U-S sailors.
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While the house where the bomb may have been assembled is under close guard, Security officials here are reported to have concluded that false Yemeni papers were issued to someone in the name of Abdullah Ahmed Khaled al-Musawah. It's unclear whether that is a real name or an alias, but the suspect is thought to be a non-Yemeni.
The Cole itself has become an object of curiosity here. While FBI investigators continue to look for evidence aboard the Cole, officials of the Yemeni identity card issuing office have been detained and are presumably being questioned about the named suspect and perhaps others.
Whoever assembled the bomb at this house, indications now are that this was an elaborate operation involving several locations, false identities and perhaps a local network of accomplices. All potential leads... but so far no clear trail and no smoking gun.
An investigation that made great strides forward in its early days -- largely as a result of Yemeni police work -- has now slowed down. And the reason, put quite simply, is that neither the FBI not the Navy have have ever come up against this kind of weapon used in an attack this well organized before.
MP CBS News Yemen

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Two Washington and Lee students were killed in a single car accident 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.


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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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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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Fall's beauty was visible outdoors and indoors this weekend.
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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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((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.))
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The "Beauties of the Fall" show wrapped up yesterday.


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Bad weather could force the shuttle Discovery to stay in space longer than expected.
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The shuttle couldn't land yesterday at the Kennedy Space Center because of potentially dangerous crosswinds.
Weather conditions aren't expected to improve over the next couple of days, either.
Rainy weather is also predicted at the other possible landing site in the Southern California desert.
NASA says conditions there should be better by tomorrow.
Discovery has enough power to stay in orbit until Wednesday.
This is NASA's 100th shuttle flight.
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[Health-Check]


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In medical news, is your child a candidate for a flu shot?
Doctor Dave Hnida answers that question in this morning's Health check.
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THERE'S NO QUESTION PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 65- OR THOSE WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS SHOULD GET A FLU SHOT. BUT WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN? DO THEY NEED FLU SHOTS? A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CONSIDER THERE'S NOT A LOT OF FLU VACCINE TO GO AROUND RIGHT NOW. NOW THINGS SHOULD GET BETTER OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS THE ANSWER: IF YOU HAVE A CHILD WITH A CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEM- THAT CHILD SHOULD BE AT THE FRONT OF THE LINE TO GET A FLU SHOT- AND THAT MEANS AT THE FRONT OF THE LINE NOW. SO WHAT KINDS OF CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?
GRFX THINGS LIKE ASTHMA ,DIABETES-KIDNEY DISEASE, CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE- JUST A FEW OF THE SITUATIONS THERE A FLU SHOT IS PROBABLY A MUST.
GRFX ITS ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT KIDS WHO LIVE WITH ADULTS WHO ARE AT RISK OF PROBLEMS IF THEY'D CATCH THE FLU SHOULD GET A VACCINE AS WELL.

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BUT WHAT ABOUT OTHER CHILDREN? KIDS WHO ARE HEALTHY- AND LIVE IN HEALTHY HOUSEHOLDS-- DO THEY NEED A FLU SHOT? THE ANSWER IS: NOT RIGHT NOW. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE'S ENOUGH VACCINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE AND YOUNGER PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS. AS ALWAYS- YOUR BEST BET- TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR.. AND GET SOME ADVICE IF YOU'RE NOT SURE. AND IF YOU DO DECIDE TO GO AHEAD AND GET YOUR CHILD IMMUNIZED- KEEP THIS IN MIND.. IF THEY'VE NEVER GOTTEN A FLU SHOT- THEY'LL NEED TO HAVE THE DOSE SPLIT- AND GET TWO SHOTS ABOUT A MONTH APART TO GET FULL PROTECTION. IM DR. DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Virginia's U-S Senate candidates took the gloves off a final time in last night's debate.
Among the topics that came up-- the issue of negative campaign ads and Chuck Robb's support of President Clinton during his impeachment.
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The fate of a small town is in the hands of voters this election season.
Money problems may force the town of Iron Gate to become part of Allegheny County.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Madeleine Albright is making history in North Korea.
She's the first U-S Secretary of State to ever visit the communist nation.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday, October 23rd.
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News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


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Negative ads was just one of the issues Chuck Robb and George Allen tackled in front of a television audience last night.

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((LARRY SABATO: ONE WORD ANSWER, WILL THE TWO OF YOU PLEDGE RIGHT HERE AND NOW NOT TO AIR ANY MORE NEGATIVE TV AND RADIO SPOTS THROUGH ELECTION DAY?))
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Last night was the final debate between the two U-S Senate Candidates.
Ellen Qualls has the highlights.
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[SUPER=201-Larry Sabato/Political Analyst; :25]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate; 1:25]
[SUPER=201-Sen. Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate; 1:38]
[SUPER=201-Bob Holsworth/Political Analyst; 1:51]
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((
University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato jokes that he hopes his tenure's NOT revoked.
A decidedly edgy debate climaxed with a challenge from Sabato: no more negative ads.
[sot tape 03:29:17]

((ROBB: IN A WORD YES. IF HE WILL AGREE TO IT, I'D BE HAPPY TOO. Why don't you shake on it? You can do it right here, in front of all Virginians. ALLEN: OH YEAH, WE COULD SHAKE ON IT, BUT HOW'S IT GONNA BE ENFORCED?))
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[sot tape FOLO 20:13:26]

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: IT WAS VERY INTERESTING TO SEE THE DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED ANSWERS. PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO JUDGE FOR THEMSELVES WHICH ANSWER WAS BETTER. WHICH ANSWER MERITS A VOTE.))
[runs= :10]


It may be the first Virginia debate that sought to make the candidates sweat with video clips.
Chuck Robb got to defend his support of President Clinton during the impeachment.
[sot tape DEBATE 03:03:38]

((SABATO: SHOW THE CLIP PLEASE. ROBB: EVERYONE WRESTLED WITH THEIR DECISION. MOST OF THE DECISIONS WERE SEPARATED BY RELATIVELY FINE DIFFERENCES.))
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(( I SAY THIS FIGURATIVELY, LET'S ENJOY KNOCKING THEIR THROATS.))
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[SOT 02:41:01]

((CAN YOU SEE WHY VIRGINIANS SEE MR. ROBB AND NOT YOU... I'M SUPPOSED TO ANSWER THE POLL QUESTION?))
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The candidates eventually got into the act themselves, asking questions of each other.
[sot tape DEBATE 03:15:47 ]

((ALLEN: INSTEAD OF ASKING YOU A NEGATIVE QUESTION...ROBB: ... LONG LIST OF PROJECTS THAT HAVE DIRECTLY AFFECTED VIRGINIA FAMILIES.))
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[sot tape folo 20:21:35]

((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: THERE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN A WINNER THIS EVENING. BUT I THINK THE LOSER MAY WELL HAVE BEEN SOME OF THE TELEVISION MEDIA PANELISTS, WHO ASKED QUESTIONS THAT I THINK THAT HAD SUCH AN ATTITUDE TO THEM THAT COULD WELL HAVE TURNED OFF I THINK A LOT OF VOTERS.))
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(( ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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The fate of one local town is in the hands of voters this election season.
Money problems may force the town of Iron Gate to become part of Allegheny County.
Jennifer Miele has more.
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[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.
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((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.))
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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.
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((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.))
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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.
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((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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((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.))
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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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Madeleine Albright is making history in North Korea.
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She's the first U-S Secretary of State to ever visit the country.
Albright met today with the leader of the communist nation, (Kim- jawng -eel) Kim Jong-il.
A half- century ago, U-S forces reduced North Korea's capital to rubble during the Korean War.
But Albright hopes this two- day visit will improve relations between the U-S and North Korea.
She's also trying to pave the way for a possible visit by President Clinton next month.
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The fighting is still going on in the Middle East, nearly a week after a peace summit in Egypt.
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Clashes continued yesterday in the West Bank and Gaza strip, as Palestinians threw stones and Malatov cocktails.
Israeli soldiers answered with tear gas and rubber bullets.
A political leader of Hamas criticized Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and vowed to continue the uprisings.
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He blamed Israel for the violence.
Statements like that anger Israelis.
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((THE ONLY TIME YOU WILL SEE AN ISRAELI SOLDIER USING A STICK OR A RUBBER BULLET IS AFTER A ROCK OR STONE IS HURLED, THAT'S WHEN HE WILL USE FORCE TO PROTECT HIS OWN LIFE. ))
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Meanwhile, Arafat denounced Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak's call for a "Time Out" in the peace process.
Barak says the peace process needs to be re-evaluated in light of the continuing violence.
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[11Feedback]


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Viewers respond to the bombing of the USS Cole. Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with this edition of Feedback.
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((The death of a sailor from Ringgold in the terrorist attack on the USS Cole brought tributes to him from his family and friends on several occasions in the last couple of weeks.
One memorial service that we covered brought these comments: (Michael Overacker/Roanoke).
"It was a very moving, yet uplifting piece, that left me feeling that through the sorrow of the loss of a friend, the people that knew him will carry him in their memories. It was a welcome change to the scenes of sorrow and grief that have prevailed over the airwaves recently. Thank you for a very heartwarming and well thought look into Timothy's life."
Our stories on the controversy over the Roanoke Rescue Mission's expansion into a southeast neighborhood brought this note: (Michael Scott/Roanoke).
"I would like to thank your station for being there to help the voices of the Historic Belmont Preservation Association be heard by all of the people in the Roanoke Valley. We are trying hard to raise awareness of our causes, and with the continuing television coverage you are making our job a little easier."
Our mailing address is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
If you prefer to send a fax, the number is 343-7269.
E-mail should be sent to news@wdbj7.com.
And our website, wdbj7.com, has an on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Two Washington and Lee students died in a single car accident in Rockbridge County.
State Police say 20-year-old Adam Burchett from Winchester, Kentucky and 18-year-old Kristin Shelton from Texas were killed after their vehicle ran off the road and flipped down an embankment on Route 60 around two Sunday morning.

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[VO-NAT]
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Money problems may force the town of Iron Gate to become part of Allegheny County. Among the issues, 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 residents don't pay that amount, they will have to turn their town over to the county.
Voters will decide the town's fate on election day.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A candlelight vigil was held last night in Roanoke to remember those who have been killed by substance abuse. The vigil kicked off "Red Ribbon Week" which is an annual campaign that promotes a drug-free lifestyle. Red Ribbon Week runs through October 31st.

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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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