[7-Robb]

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Senator Chuck Robb made a frenzied tour of a dozen black churches yesterday, urging voters to turn out in force. Robb has focused on energizing black voters, riding the surprise endorsement Saturday of former Governor L-Douglas Wilder, the nation's first elected black governor. A poll in Sunday's Washington Post also showed Robb trailing Allen by only two percentage points.



[7-Martinsville-Speedway]


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Officials hope a new road will alleviate race day traffic around the Martinsville speedway. They say the proposed road would make parking easier and faster.
But some residents are concerned the road's path will affect their property. Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Sheppard/Martinsville Speedway;:41]
[SUPER=02-Bill Maxwell/Resident;1:08]
[SUPER=01-Edith Maxwell/Resident;1:15]
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((This open field used to park thousands of cars on race day may soon have a new road running through it. Officials say it's needed because the road leading into the race track can not accommodate the traffic.

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((STEVE SHEPPARD: THE EXISTING SPEEDWAY ROAD WAS BUILT IN 1970 AND THAT'S WHEN WE HAD 25-THOUSAND PEOPLE COMING TO THE RACE NOW WE HAVE 86-THOUSAND AND THE EXISTING ROAD CAN NOT HANDLE THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC.))
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The proposed road would start at the top of Speedway Road and run through the field avoiding the property of the nearby homes. Walkways off the road would provide easy access for race goers to get to their cars and would keep them from walking in traffic.

[SOT 22:46:03]
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((STEVE SHEPPARD/MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: WE CAN'T MOVE TRAFFIC COMING INTO MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY ANY FASTER THEN WE CAN PARK THEM SO IF WE HAVE A ROAD THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE PARKING AREA WHERE TRAFFIC CAN MOVE OFF ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD THEN TRAFFIC ON 220 WILL ALSO MOVE FASTER.))
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But some residents on Speedway Road aren't so sure the proposed road would avoid their property. Bill and Edith Maxwell say the race track brought two other proposals to the Henry County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday that showed the road cutting through their back yard.

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((BILL MAXWELL: IT WOULD COME RIGHT DOWN AND COME RIGHT THROUGH OUR HOUSE AND GO RIGHT THROUGH THIS FIELD.))
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((EDITH MAXWELL: AT OUR AGE WE'RE NOT YOUNG AND WE DON'T NEED TO BE MOVING INTO A NEW PLACE AND A NEW HOME.))
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But race track officials say they want to avoid homes and just try to cut down the two and a half hour wait in and out of the parking lot on race day.

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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: BUT BEFORE THE ROAD IS BUILT THE RACE TRACK NEEDS TO GET APPROVAL FROM THE COUNTY, ONCE THAT'S COMPLETED OFFICIALS HOPE TO HAVE THE ROAD BUILT BY NEXT SUMMER. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 MARTINSVILLE.))
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Taking a moment now to check the forecast...
Sunny and breezy with highs today nearing 70.

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 10/31/00
Tuesday:

[SUPER=130-3/Gweyndolyn Wright/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-20/Albert Blair/Ivanhoe]



[SUPER=130-/Cassandra Wooden/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-15/Daniel Brooks/Rocky Mount]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-31st/Delmas & Sandra Lytton/Radford]



[SUPER=130-40/Debra Capobianco/Christiansburg]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-54/Patricia Hancock/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-53/Ida Hall/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-52/James Norman/Martinsville]



[45-Roanoke-Ax]


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Five people were taken to the hospital when a car and a van collided in Roanoke County.
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The crash happened around six-o-clock last night at Middleton and Williamson Road.
According to investigators-- the driver of the car pulled into the path of the van.
A 60- year old woman in the car had to be cut from the vehicle.
She and four people in the van were taken to the hospital with NON life threatening injuries.
Authorities say charges are pending against the driver of the car.
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[45-SOL's]


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Virginia's Board of Education is looking for a few good students. Next year, the Board will form a student advisory group to help it make decisions about the Standards of Learning and other public school matters. Eight will come from high schools and four from middle schools. Board of Education president Kirk Schroder said it's important for students to have a voice on these issues, and the board will gain by hearing their perspectives.


[45-Ethnic-Service]


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For 25 years now, refugees have had help finding new homes in Southwest Virginia, thanks to the Catholic Diocese.
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Yesterday, more than 100 immigrants celebrated with prayer, song, and dance at Virginia Western Community College. Bishop Walter Sullivan says the diocese is holding these types of services across Virginia to celebrate diversity.
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((BISHOP WALTER SULLIVAN/CATHOLIC DIOCESE: AS WE CELEBRATE WE FIND THE WONDERFUL BEAUTY OF ALL THE DIFFERENT PEOPLES, IT BRINGS US CLOSER TOGETHER.))
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Since the church's Refugee and Immigration Services program began in 1975 more than two-thousand refugees have settled in the Roanoke area.
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[45-Library-Bedford]


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The Bedford Central Library celebrated a century of service on a high note.
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Award winning bluegrass fiddler, Jack Hinshelwood made an appearance at the library yesterday. He was joined by New York Times best-selling author Sharyn McCrumb... who read passages from her new book "The P-M-S Outlaws". Their program focused on ballads... which play a key role in McCrumb's writing.
The program was sponsored by "The Friends of the Bedford Public Library" in honor of the library's 100th birthday.
Over the past 23- years, the organization has donated 100- thousand dollars to the Bedford library.
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Time once again to check your back to work forecast...
Expect more sunshine and breezy conditions today, with highs in the upper 60s.
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[8-Martinsville-Speedway]


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Race day at the Martinsville Speedway often means headaches behind the wheel for fans trying to park at the track.
But race track officials are hoping to build a new road that will make parking easier.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville;;00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Sheppard/Martinsville Speedway;:41]
[SUPER=02-Bill Maxwell/Resident;1:08]
[SUPER=01-Edith Maxwell/Resident;1:15]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:30]
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((This open field used to park thousands of cars on race day may soon have a new road running through it. Officials say it's needed because the road leading into the race track can not accommodate the traffic.

[SOT 22:45:12]
[INQ=]

((STEVE SHEPPARD: THE EXISTING SPEEDWAY ROAD WAS BUILT IN 1970 AND THAT'S WHEN WE HAD 25-THOUSAND PEOPLE COMING TO THE RACE NOW WE HAVE 86-THOUSAND AND THE EXISTING ROAD CAN NOT HANDLE THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC.))
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The proposed road would start at the top of Speedway Road and run through the field avoiding the property of the nearby homes. Walkways off the road would provide easy access for race goers to get to their cars and would keep them from walking in traffic.

[SOT 22:46:03]
[INQ=]

((STEVE SHEPPARD/MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: WE CAN'T MOVE TRAFFIC COMING INTO MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY ANY FASTER THEN WE CAN PARK THEM SO IF WE HAVE A ROAD THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE PARKING AREA WHERE TRAFFIC CAN MOVE OFF ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD THEN TRAFFIC ON 220 WILL ALSO MOVE FASTER.))
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But some residents on Speedway Road aren't so sure the proposed road would avoid their property. Bill and Edith Maxwell say the race track brought two other proposals to the Henry County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday that showed the road cutting through their back yard.

[SOT 23:04:14]
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((BILL MAXWELL: IT WOULD COME RIGHT DOWN AND COME RIGHT THROUGH OUR HOUSE AND GO RIGHT THROUGH THIS FIELD.))
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((EDITH MAXWELL: AT OUR AGE WE'RE NOT YOUNG AND WE DON'T NEED TO BE MOVING INTO A NEW PLACE AND A NEW HOME.))
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But race track officials say they want to avoid homes and just try to cut down the two and a half hour wait in and out of the parking lot on race day.

[SOT 30:16]
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: BUT BEFORE THE ROAD IS BUILT THE RACE TRACK NEEDS TO GET APPROVAL FROM THE COUNTY, ONCE THAT'S COMPLETED OFFICIALS HOPE TO HAVE THE ROAD BUILT BY NEXT SUMMER. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 MARTINSVILLE.))
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[8-Robb]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
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[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Senator Chuck Robb is trying to appeal to black voters.
Yesterday, the incumbent made a tour of a dozen black churches.
Robb has focused on energizing black voters, riding the surprise endorsement Saturday of former Governor Doug Wilder, the nation's first elected black governor.
A poll in Sunday's Washington Post also showed Robb trailing Allen by only two percentage points.



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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Before we wrap up this morning, here's another peek at the forecast.
Sunny and breezy with highs in the upper 60s.
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