[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Several homes are evacuated and one school is closed today due to brush fires spreading into Virginia from North Carolina.
We'll have details.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Republican Presidential candidate George W- Bush reacts to reports of his D-U-I arrest 24 years ago.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your Friday with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.


[11NC-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC00:20]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


Brush fires from North Carolina spread into Virginia, causing eight homes here to be evacuated and one school to close.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Classes at Fairview Elementary School in Grayson County are canceled today, due to smoke in the area.
All others schools will be open and busses will run on their regular routes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Surry Co., NC;]


Firefighters have battled the blaze in North Carolina since last weekend.
They now estimate that it has claimed at least 400 acres in Surry County, North Carolina, and at least 150 to 175 acres in Virginia.
A Virginia Department of Forestry spokesperson said this morning the Virginia fire is contained.
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[11Roanoke-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC2:01:17]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A woman who was hit by a car on Brandon Avenue in Roanoke died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


76-year old Jeraldine Lee Funck of Roanoke stepped out into traffic around 4-40 yesterday afternoon.
She was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and died a short time later.
Police are still investigating the accident.
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[11Chase-fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:50:01]
[GRAPHIC=Police Chase]


A Vinton man died in a high-speed collision with a Roanoke police car .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It happened on Melrose Avenue, just east of Lafayette Boulevard around 2 yesterday morning.
Twenty- four year old Richie Barton was driving the Acura he'd recently bought. The title and tags had not been changed, according to a fianc´┐Ż of the passenger in the car.
An officer spotted the car with expired tags and tried to pull the vehicle over.
Barton took off, reaching speeds of 80 to 85 miles an hour, before jumping the median on Melrose and totaling K-D Assenat's (Ass-a-nay's) police car.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Officer Assenat was treated and released. Timothy Hundley- -the passenger in Barton's car- -is listed in very serious condition this morning.

[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


The Al Gore campaign denies having anything to do with the disclosure of George W- Bush's D-U-I arrest 24 years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-West Allis, WI;]


Bush spoke about his 19-76 arrest in Maine after a campaign rally last night in Wisconsin.
He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence when police pulled him over for driving too slowly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:03:00]
[IN Q=That's an accurate ]

((GEORGE W. BUSH/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THAT'S AN ACCURATE STORY. I'M NOT PROUD OF THAT. I'VE OFTEN SAID THAT YEARS AGO, I MADE SOME MISTAKES. I OCCASIONALLY DRANK TOO MUCH AND I DID THAT NIGHT. ))
[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=that night.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bush questioned the timing of the report this close to next week's election.
He also says he quit drinking 14 years ago, and doesn't believe the incident undermines his qualifications as a Presidential candidate.
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[Singapore-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Singapore Crash]


There's new information about what may have caused Tuesday's fatal crash of Singapore Airlines Flight Double-oh-six.
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[VO-NAT]


A Taiwan investigator says the jet was taking off on the wrong runway, when it slammed into construction equipment and crashed.
One survivor returned home to Los Angeles Wednesday night.
He's grateful to be alive, but also frustrated with the airline and its crew.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:06:02 ]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((MASSOUD DABIR/CRASH SURVIVOR: I DON'T THINK THE PILOT HAD EVEN ONE- INCH VISIBILITY, SO I ASKED A STEWARDESS, "HOW CAN YOU FLY? IS IT SAFE?" SHE SAID THEY HAVE FLOWN IN WORSE WEATHER CONDITIONS THAN THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Massoud Dabir/Crash Survivor;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=conditions than this]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Taipei, Taiwan;]


The crash also occurred as a typhoon was flooding the island.
Meanwhile, authorities say the airlines were notified in writing back in August about the runway being closed.
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[5-Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=500-3 1:59:06]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Religious leaders of various faiths are asking people in the Roanoke Valley to pray for peace in the Middle East.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Local Christian and Jewish leaders say by uniting against the violence in Israel -- they prove that people of different faiths can join in a peaceful mission.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:10:24]
[IN Q=We have been distressed]

((KATHY COHEN/RABBI: WE HAVE BEEN DISTRESSED BY ATTACKS ON SHRINES AND PLACES OF WORSHIP IN THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES AND ISRAEL, BEGINNING WITH JOSEPH'S TOMB, AND INCLUDING AMONG OTHERS ATTACKS ON MOSQUES IN TIBERIAS AND JAFFA, A CATHOLIC CHURCH IN BEIT HANINA AND A SYNAGOGUE IN JERICHO. AS CHILDREN OF THE ONE GOD, WITH A COMMON LOVE FOR THE HOLY LAND, OUR RESPECT FOR THE HOLY SITES DEMONSTRATES OUR REVERENCE FOR GOD AMONG US.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Cohen/Rabbi;]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=god among us]
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[VO-NAT]

They say their congregations are concerned about the Middle East situation -- and they urge people to believe peace between Israelis and Palestinians IS possible.
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[11Lincoln-Terrace]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC59:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Homes at Lincoln Terrace are getting a new look thanks to a fifteen million dollar federal grant called the "Hope Six".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


155 units in Lincoln Terrace Public Housing Project will be revitalized.
60 will be newly constructed.
The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority unveiled the first of the renovated houses yesterday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The overall plan]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: THE OVERALL HOPE SIX PLAN HAS WONDERFUL IDEAS ABOUT HOME OWNERSHIP THAT I THINK ARE REALLY EXCITING. SO I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THEM PROGRESSING THROUGH THE VARIOUS STAGES AND BECOMING HOMEOWNER IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND THAT'S REALLY GREAT.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=that's really great.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new units feature new windows, doors, siting porches, air conditioning, cable television and new appliances.
The Housing authority is also working out a deal with Cox Cable to provide Internet access to all Lincoln Terrace residents.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, Doctor Dave Hnida explains some of the standard screenings diabetics need in order to stay healthy. More in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM SOME DISCOURAGING WORDS ABOUT DIABETES FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL. MOST AMERICANS WITH DIABETES DO NOT GET THE STANDARD SCREENINGS FOR DIABETES COMPLICATIONS.
GRFX FOR EXAMPLE: YOU NEED A COMPLETE EYE EXAM EVERY YEAR TO LOOK TO SEE IF DIABETES IS CAUSING A PROBLEM BACK IN THE EYES THAT COULD LEAD TO BLINDNESS.
GRFX SECOND AN ANNUAL FOOT EXAM- THE FOOT IS ONE OF THE FIRST PLACES DIABETES WILL DESTROY NERVES.
GRFX THIRD YOU DOCTOR SHOULD ALSO BE MAKING SURE YOU KNOW HOW TO- AND ARE- CHECKING YOUR BLOOD SUGARS EVERYDAY AT HOME.
GRFX FOURTH YOU SHOULD ALSO BE HAVING WHAT'S CALLED A HEMOGLOBIN A-1-C. ITS A BLOOD TEST THAT WILL TELL YOU HOW GOOD YOUR BLOOD SUGAR HAS BEEN OVER THE PAST 3 MONTHS... NICE WAY TO SEE IF EVERYTHING'S BEEN UNDER CONTROL.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- A VERY STRONG WARNING ABOUT ST. JOHNS WORT- A POPULAR HERB THAT MANY PEOPLE USE TO SELF TREAT DEPRESSION. WE USED TO THINK THE HERB JUST INTERFERED WITH A FEW MEDICATIONS- BUT A NEW REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CLAIMS ST JOHNS WORT IS A BAD MIX WITH 50%- HALF OF THE PRESCRIPTIONS OUT THERE. WHY? ST JOHNS WORT SPEEDS UP THE METABOLISM OF MEDICATIONS- MEANING THEY PASS THROUGH THE DIGESTIVE TRACT SO QUICKLY, THEY CANT BE ABSORBED- AND THEREFORE, CANT HELP YOU.
ON CAM FINALLY TODAY- SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT MEASLES- THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL REPORTS THE NUMBER OF MEASLES CASES IN THE U.S. HAS DROPPED TO AN ALL TIME LOW- 100 CASES LAST YEAR. PARENTS: KEEP UP WITH THOSE IMMUNIZATIONS. THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES, IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Brush fires have charred hundreds of acres in Virginia and North Carolina.
Smoke in the area has led officials to close an elementary school today in Grayson County.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Virginia's U-S Senate campaign is costing the candidates and their political parties MILLIONS.
But this year's race is prompting interest groups to reach deep into their pockets, as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a typhoon is causing serious damage to the Philippines.
The storm has knocked down power lines, and brought winds up to 100- miles- per hour.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, November 3rd .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-11NC-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC00:20]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


Eight homes in Virginia have been evacuated due to brush fires that crossed the state line from North Carolina.
It has also caused one school to close.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Classes at Fairview Elementary School in Grayson County are canceled today, due to smoke in the area.
All others schools will be open and busses will run on their regular routes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Surry Co., NC;]


Firefighters have battled the blaze in North Carolina since last weekend.
They now estimate that it has claimed at least 400 acres in Surry County, North Carolina, and at least 150 to 175 acres in Virginia.
A Virginia Department of Forestry spokesperson said this morning the Virginia fire is contained.
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[2-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=George-W. Bush]


Republican Presidential contender George W- Bush admits he was arrested for drunk driving in 19-76.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-West Allis, WI;]


Bush spoke with reporters about the incident last night at a rally in Wisconsin.
Bush pleaded guilty to driving under the influence when police in Maine pulled him over for driving too slowly.

He paid a 150- dollar fine and temporarily lost his driving privileges in that state.
Bush says he kept the story secret because he didn't want to talk about the arrest in front of his daughters.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Vice President Al Gore says his campaign had "absolutely nothing to do" with leaking the story to a T-V reporter in Maine.
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[11Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=500-1 1:51:47]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


In the latest News-7 Mason-Dixon poll, George Allen is holding onto his lead over Chuck Robb.

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[vo-nat]
The Republican challenger has opened a five point lead over the Democratic incumbent.
Seven percent of the people who said they were likely to vote haven't made up their minds yet.
Allen continues to show strength in the western part of the state.
Robb still holds a big lead in northern Virginia and Tidewater
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[11Allen]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-41]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]

As the election draws closer candidates like Republican Senate candidate George Allen are making some last minute campaign stops. Yesterday Allen was in Martinsville along with Senator John Warner and former Senator Bob Dole. Kate Weidaw was there and has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Martinsville;:00]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate;:20]
[SUPER=201-Bob Dole/Former Pres. Candidate;:45]
[SUPER=241-Kate/Weidaw/kweidaw*wdbj7.com; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Martinsville]
(([SOT 47:04]
[INQ=]

((GEORGE ALLEN: ARE YOU READY TO WIN. AUDIENCE: YEAH!!!))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS3]
George Allen energized Martinsville residents for this year's election. Recent polls show Allen is favored in the Lynchburg and Southside area by 20 percent over Senator Chuck Robb but in Northern Virginia he's behind by 20 percent.

[SOT 5:41:39]
[INQ=]

((GEORGE ALLEN: NORTHERN VIRGINIA IS HARDER I THINK WE HAVE A GOOD SHOT AT WINNING BUT THE KEY IS WINNING SOUTH SIDE VIRGINIA.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS8]
Allen brought two big name politicians through Southside with him, former Senator Bob Dole and Senator John Warner. Warner says it's time for a change after having Senator Robb cancel Warner's vote 17-hundred times. Bob Dole agrees.

[SOT 1:01:47]
[INQ=]

((BOB DOLE: THE ONE THING I KNOW IS IF YOU HAVE TWO SENATORS AND THEY CANCEL EACH OTHERS VOTE IT'S LIKE NOT HAVING A SENATOR IN VIRGINIA.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS7]
Allen says his position on eliminating the marriage penalty tax and improving education are issues Virginians believe in.

[SOT 52:38]
[INQ=]

((GEORGE ALLEN: IN EDUCATION A 1000 PER CHILD TAX CREDIT...EDUCATION DECISION FOR THEIR CHILDREN.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS11]
Allen also hopes to bring interstate 73 through Martinsville to create jobs in the area.

[SOT 51:00]
[INQ=]

((GEORGE ALLEN: WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO GET JOBS HERE IN THIS COMMUNITY AND NOT HAVE TO LEAVE HOME TO THEIR ROOTS TO FIND EMPLOYMENT.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS9]
And with only days left until the election Allen hopes to continue to gain in the polls and have something to celebrate on Tuesday. Kate Weidaw News 7 Martinsville.))



[11Robb]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC28:56]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]


Allen's opponent, Chuck Robb, wants voters to remember this advice: "You're better off with the wily veteran than with the untested rookie."
The punchline?
The advice comes from former Redskins Coach George Allen -- the late father of the George Allen Chuck Robb faces at the polls on Tuesday.
Ellen Qualls reports on three former governors at the Robb rally last night in Richmond.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Chuck Robb's]
[SUPER=203-Richmond; :00 ]
[SUPER=201-Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate; :18 ]
[SUPER=201-Jerry Baliles/(D) Former Governor; :49 ]
[SUPER=201-Doug Wilder/(D) Former Governor; 1:17 ]
[SUPER=240-Ellen/Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( Chuck Robb's down in the polls-- but he says he learned to fight as a Marine.
Then, he wore combat boots.
And now, taking one of many shots at George Allen, Robb says its not the boots, it's the man who's in them.
And the one wearing cowboy boots, Robb says, is fast and loose with the facts.
He read a laundry list.
[SOT 18:45:17 ]

((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: GEORGE SAYS...WHEN I VOTED FOR IT.))
[RUNS= 13 ]



[SOT 18:45:55 ]

((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: GEORGE'S CLAIMS ARE UNBELIEVABLE. LITERALLY. THIS IS ALLEN IN WONDERLAND.))
[RUNS= 12 ]


Former Governor Jerry Baliles never had to mention George Allen's name.
[SOT 18:38:16 ]

((BALILES: THE PROCESS WORKS BEST... PUNCH PEOPLE OUT. ))
[RUNS= 10 ]


The sometimes less than helpful Doug Wilder almost made a different headline, showing up at the end of the rally -- he says because the class he's teaching didn't let out in time.
But he announced an ad he's cut for Robb, in which he says:
[SOT 19:02:16 ]

((WILDER: THOUGH WE HAVEN'T ALWAYS SEEN EYE TO EYE...THIS YEAR.))
[RUNS= 14]



[sot 19:10:06 STANDUP]

((WILL IT MATTER THAT A UNITED FRONT OF DEMOCRATS IS LINED UP BEHIND ITS ONLY STATEWIDE OFFICEHOLDER THIS YEAR?...ELLEN QUALLS NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
[RUNS= 12 ] ))



[6-Senate-Money]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC1:22:46]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Chuck Robb and George Allen, and their respective parties, will spend well over 20 million dollars on the Senate campaign.
But the contest is also generating unprecedented spending on the part of independent interest groups.
Joe Dashiell has that part of the election equation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke/October 19; :00]
[SUPER=241-Joe/Dashiell/jdashiell*wdbj7.com; :39]
[SUPER=201-Harry Wilson/Roanoke College Professor; :53]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((In Western Virginia, The National Rifle Association leads the way, with Charlton Heston on the stump and on the air with a message promoting George Allen and the national Republican ticket.
But across the state, other interest groups are also weighing in on the Senate race.
[SOT 18:36]
[IN Q=For years,]

((FOR YEARS, SENATOR CHUCK ROBB HAS BEEN TRYING TO FOOL VIRGINIANS INTO THINKING HE SUPPORTS VIRGINIA'S RIGHT TO WORK LAW.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=right to work law.]


The National Right to Work Committee believes its supporters could make a difference in a close contest... so does the Sierra Club.
[SOT 00:49]
[IN Q=The Environmental Protection Agency]

((THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY SAYS VIRGINIA'S RIVERS NEED PROTECTION FROM POLLUTION, BUT AS GOVERNOR, GEORGE ALLEN HAD A DISMAL RECORD.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=had a dismal record.]


With the Democratic and Republican parties fighting for control of Congress, competitive races are receiving national attention.
Roanoke College Professor Harry Wilson says the Robb/Allen contest is one of a handful of Senate races that remain in play.
[SOT]
[IN Q=And this is a very competitive race]

((AND THIS IS A VERY COMPETITIVE RACE, SO ALL OF THE RESOURCES FOR THE PARTIES FOR INTEREST GROUPS WHOEVER, ARE GOING TO BE FOCUSED ON THOSE RACES THAT REALLY ARE COMPETITIVE.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=really are competitive.]


The list of interest groups running ads now includes the NAACP, the NRA, the National Right to Work Committee, the Sierra Club, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Voters for Choice.
And by election day, their combined spending should easily exceed one million dollars.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke.))

[Typhoon]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Typhoon Bebinca is wreaking havoc on the Philippines.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Manila, Philippines;]


The storm has knocked down power lines and smashed storefronts.
Hundreds of Manila's homeless people have had to find higher ground, as fierce waters swept away their few belongings.
The typhoon has brought winds up to 100- miles- per hour.
The storm comes just days after another typhoon killed 40 people and left dozens of others missing.
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[11Dulles]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The search for a man who was trapped when a tunnel under construction at Dulles International Airport collapsed has turned into a recovery mission.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dulles;]


Officials are now calling it a search and recovery operation to find Robert Parson Junior of Spotsylvania County.


Workers reached the last known location of Parson yesterday afternoon and could not find his body.
Rescuers presume he is dead.
Parson's is believed to be trapped 300 feet from the entrance where crews are working.
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[11Pitts-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-52]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


The men who robbed a bank in Pittsylvania County are still at large.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Authorities released photos of the suspects yesterday.
The pair allegedly stole some money from the Chatham branch of the American National Bank Wednesday afternoon.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Wednesday]


They may be driving a sport utility vehicle, like a Toyota Forerunner or Nissan Pathfinder.
One of the men had a handgun.
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[11Breeden]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC17:00]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Bedford County man could be headed to prison for three years after running afoul of the I-R-S.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Jeffrey Randall Breeden was convicted in September of tax evasion and failure to file a federal tax return.
Authorities say Breeden defrauded dozens of people by convincing them they could report "zero" income and avoid paying federal income taxes.
A federal judge sentenced Breeden to three years in prison yesterday. Breeden says he'll appeal.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(XXXXXX)

[TAKE FS BOARD]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Classes at Fairview Elementary School in Grayson County are canceled today due to smoke from brush fires in the area.
All others schools will be open and busses will run on their regular routes.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


76-year old Jeraldine Lee Funck of Roanoke was hit by a car yesterday afternoon after she stepped out into traffic on Brandon Avenue.
She was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and died a short time later.
Police are still investigating.


(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Authorities are still looking for the men who robbed a bank in Pittsylvania County.
The pair allegedly stole some money from the Chatham branch of the American National Bank Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities released photos of the suspects yesterday.


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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
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(Shannon ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Georgia Pacific]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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