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Good afternoon I'm Kimberly McBroom.
It's was the last time George Allen and Chuck Robb will meet face to face before election day.
Negative advertising was just one of the issues the two candidates tackled last night.
Ellen Qualls has the highlights from their final debate.
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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.
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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.))
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?))
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.))
The U-S has a new national standard for drunk driving.
Today President Clinton signed a transportation bill that sets the blood alcohol limit at point-oh-eight for the nation's drivers.
He predicts it'll save 500 lives a year.
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((POINT-OH-EIGHT IS THE BIGGEST STEP TO TOUGHEN DRUNK DRIVING LAWS AND REDUCE ALCOHOL- RELATED CRASHES SINCE A NATIONAL MINIMUM DRINKING AGE WAS ESTABLISHED A GENERATION AGO. ))
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The new law requires states to implement the new standard by 2004.
19 states, including Virginia already have the point-oh-eight limit.
Meanwhile, the restaurant and alcohol industries say it'll punish social drinkers, while ignoring repeat offenders who drink heavily.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says U-S officials will take their time mending relations with North Korea.
Albright is in the communist country for a historic meeting with its leader.
Barry Petersen reports.
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When Secretary of State Albright stepped off her plane...she took a
major stride forward toward bettering relations with this reclusive
country...a country America fought to a standstill in 1953.
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One of her first stops...a meeting with a surprisingly friendly North
Korean leader Kim Jong Il. He is the son of the late dictator who ran
country...and kept it isolated...for decades.
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(At table with Kim from APTN)
She is the highest ranking US official to visit the north since that
war...and her trip may pave the way for an even higher ranking
official...President Clinton...to visit next month.
(Famine/hungry kids from FILE)
Some analysts believe that years of famine have so exhausted the
country's economy, it's leaders are finally ready to open its doors to
the world. But there are major stumbling blocks..
(Missile launch from FILE)
One of the biggest...North Korea's missile technology, which it
continues to develop for itself and sell to countries like Syria and
(Albright at kindergarten from APTN/stacks of USA flour)
The Secretary also visited a kindergarten..used to distribute food aid
including help from the US...in an atmosphere designed to soften North
Korea's Stalinist image.
(Albright dances/kids dance)
But it remains to be seen if this high-level visit can pave the way for
the US and North Korea...to end their cold war standoff and start
dancing to the same diplomatic tune
Bp, cbs news, tokyo
The Roanoke City schools are benefitting from a new partnership with a professional organization.
This morning, members of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice presented a gift of uniforms to the Noel C. Taylor Learning Academy.
The Southwest Virginia Chapter formed in May, and now includes about 20 members from Danville, Martinsville and the Roanoke Valley.
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((WHAT WE WANTED TO DO WAS ADOPT A SCHOOL. AND YOU KNOW THE CHAPTER GOT TOGETHER AND WE CAME OVER HERE AND WE WALKED THROUGH BOTH OF THE SCHOOLS AND WE THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A WORTHY PROJECT FOR THE CHAPTER TO GET INVOLVED WITH.))
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Proceeds from a recent fundraising event also allowed the group to donate a selection of baby products to Roanoke's Maternal and Infant Education Center.
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Red Ribbon Week is underway.
It started last night with a candlelight vigil in Roanoke to remember those who have died from substance abuse.
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.
An explosion today at Romania's largest oil refinery.
Flames from the blast lit up the early morning sky--
Dozens of fire engines have rushed to the site, which is sealed off.
So far, no reports of deaths or injuries.
Officials are not yet saying how extensive the damage is.
The Mideast Peace process is in the deep freeze, but the violence is heating up.
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Last night, Israeli helicopter gunships attacked an Arab village located between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Meanwhile, Palestinian gunmen have spent the last several days firing on Jewish neighborhoods.
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((RON GISSIN/ISRAELI MILITARY SPOKESMAN: IF ANYONE IN THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY THINKS OR BELIEVES THAT HE'S GOING TO TURN JERUSALEM INTO BERUIT, WE HAVE SOME SURPRISES FOR HIM.))
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak called for a "Time Out" in the peace process, until the Palestinian stop the violence.
But Yasser Arafat had an angry response.
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((YASSER ARAFAT/PALESTINIAN LEADER: MY RESPONSE IS THAT OUR PEOPLE ARE CONTINUING THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM, THE CAPITAL OF OUR INDEPENDENT PALESTINIAN STATE. TO ACCEPT OR NOT TO ACCEPT IT, LET HIM GO TO HELL.))
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123 people have died in the last three weeks of fighting.
Voters will decide the future of Iron Gate on election day.
The D-E-Q and the county want Iron Gate to come up with 1 point 5 million dollars for a new sewage system. One way to pay the bill is for the town to drop its independence and let Alleghany County do it.
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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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The citizens of Iron Gate will vote whether to keep their town charter on election day.
If Iron Gate does lose its charter, the county will assume the town's debt AND residents will pay one local tax instead of two.
But Iron Gate will still have to pay to keep its street lights on and its parks intact.
A single car accident in Rockbridge County claimed the lives of two Washington and Lee students over the weekend .
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.
The bombing of the U-S-S Cole and the proposed expansion of the Roanoke Rescue Mission are two of the stories viewers responded to last week.
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 email@example.com.
And our website, wdbj7.com, has an on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
For the third straight weekend, "Meet the Parents" takes the number one spot at the box office.
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The comedy starring Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller racked up an estimated
$16.3 million dollars and over eighty-one million since it debuted.
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"Bedazzled" claims the number two spot. Pay it Forward is number three. And Remember the Titans and The Legend of the Druken Master wrap up this week's list.
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It was a nice weekend to check out the beauty of fall INDOORS..
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.
Two major records were shattered yesterday on the gridiron.
Cincinnati running back Corey Dillon set a new N-F-L single-game rushing record, racing for 278 yards, beating Walter Payton's 23-year-old record. Dillon also helped the Bengals to their first win of the year, a
31-to-21 win over the Broncos.
And the N-F-L has a new all-time-points leader. Vikings kicker Gary Anderson booted 3 field goals and two extra-points to take over George Blanda's mark by two points. Anderson now has scored 2004 points in 19 seasons for the Steelers,
Eagles, Niners, and the Vikings.
Emmitt Smith and Chris Warren combined for 4 touchdowns to lead Dallas to a 48 to 7 win over Arizona.
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Emmitt Smith's 1- yard T-D run made it 7 to nothing.
Then still in the first quarter, Wane Magarity takes this punt on the Cowboy 41 yard line.
He cuts it up the middle then to the outside on his way to a 59 yard return for a score.
The Cowboys took the 14 to nothing lead.
Then former Ferrum Panther Chris Warren takes the pitch from Troy Aikman.
He takes it up the middle breaking tackles and scoring on the 42 yard run.
The Cowboys go on to beat the Cardinals 48 to 7.