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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]


A Bedford County man is now charged with D-U-I manslaughter after the death of a woman in a Roanoke parking lot yesterday.
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And... The Hokies fight to stay in the game but the Hurricanes take home the victory. More on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]


[11Roanoke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Roanoke City police say the man who allegedly hit and killed a woman in a parking lot yesterday is a habitual offender.
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[VO-NAT]

28-year-old Anthony Brooks is being held WITHOUT bond. He's charged with felony hit and run, driving under the influence, and D-U-I manslaughter.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Witnesses say Brooks' pickup truck hit Teresa Hale of Vinton in the parking lot of the Upper Class Cafe on Orange Avenue. He reportedly ran over her after she was dragged onto Orange Avenue. She died at the scene.
Brooks was stopped by Vinton police on Virginia Avenue.
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[2Allen-Robb]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net]
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Senator Chuck Robb and Republican challenger George Allen are spending some of their last crucial campaign moments in the Roanoke Valley and Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


Allen rallied supporters at Roanoke Regional Airport yesterday.
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[INQ=]

((GEORGE ALLEN: WE'RE IN THE LAST THREE MINUTES THREE DAYS OF THIS CAMPAIGN WE'RE NEAR THE GOAL LINE BUT IT'S UP TO YOU TO GET US ACROSS TO VICTORY.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) Senate Candidate;]
[OUTQ=to victory.]
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=203-Christiansburg;:]


Chuck Robb turned his attention to Southwest Virginia - where Allen has enjoyed a sizable lead in the polls.
Robb made an early-morning stop in Christiansburg.
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[SOT]
[INQ=]

((CHUCK ROBB: THIS IS THE START OF THE FINAL WEEKEND OF CALLIN AND HAULIN, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T LEAVE ANYONE BEHIND.))
[SUPER=201-Senator Chuck Robb/(D) Senate Candidate;]
[OUTQ=anyone behind.]
[RUNS=9]
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[anchor=Denise]
[graphic=Chuck Robb]


This morning - Robb's focus is black voters - who were credited with leading him to victory over Oliver North six years ago.
Robb will appear at predominantly-black churches in Hampton Roads, after speaking at an N-Double-A-C-P banquet last night.
[graphic=Allen]


Meanwhile - Allen plans to fly to several stops across the state in the last days of the campaign.


[Bush-Gore]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore is continuing his tour of Pennsylvania today, starting with two churches this morning.
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[VO-NAT]


Last night he appealed to black voters at a Pittsburgh church and pointed out George W. Bush's mistake concerning social security.
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[OUT Q=ourselves.]
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[VO-NAT]


Republican George W. Bush stumped with Colin Powell and used the opportunity to point out what he called the Clinton-Gore administration's irresponsible leadership.
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[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=and we will.]
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[Anchor=Denise]
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Bush is spending the day campaigning in Florida.


[11Absentee-Ballot]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-37; 1:14]
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Most voters will get their chance on Tuesday - but yesterday was the last day to turn in absentee ballots IN PERSON.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]

So far 16-hundred voters have turned in their absentee ballots to the Registrar's Office in Roanoke. That's 4-hundred more than in 1996 when the last Presidential election was held. But, the registrar's office says it's not too late if you plan to put your absentee ballot in the mail.
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[SOT 19:22:47]
[IN Q=we'll still]

((BERYL BROOKS/ROANOKE GENERAL REGISTRAR: WE'LL STILL BE ACCEPTING BALLOTS IN THE MAIL UP TO 7PM ON ELECTION DAY.))
[SUPER=201-Beryl Brooks/Roanoke General Registrar]
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[OUT Q=election day.]
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[VO-NAT]

Voters have been able to turn in their absentee ballots since October 5-th.
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[WildFires]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Wildfires]


Volunteers from Tennessee are expected to arrive today to help put out a wild fire that broke out in Craig County Friday night.
In Shenandoah National Park, firefighters are battling fire with fire.
Officials hope two blazes burning in the nearly 12-thousand acre park will merge over the next few days.
No homes have burned. Nearly 740 firefighters, 19 fire engines and eight aircraft are working to put out the fires, which officials say were started by people
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Burke Co., NC;]


In western North Carolina, fires continue to burn despite a light rain in the region.
More than 96-hundred acres have burned so far.
The largest fires are in a federal wilderness area about 40 miles east of Asheville.
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[Tease#1]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SUN AM]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Election Day 15 years ago had the lowest voter turnout in history in our area.
We'll tell you why - in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
[ANCHOR=Leo]


And...
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[vo-nat] if running from and chasing down enemies armed with "phasers" sounds like fun - you'll want to check out Time Off. This week - Shannon Young checks out "Lazer Venture."
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[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[TAPE#=Health Check]
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The New River Health District receives a portion of its flu vaccine.
Manufacturers say despite the delay there will have an adequate supply of the medicine.
That's just one of the stories making this week's health review.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District; :24]
[SUPER=01-Laura Cameron/Virginia Blood Services; 52]
[SUPER=01-Eric Earnhart/Carilion Spokesperson; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Linda Jennings/Brambleton Veterinary Hospital; 1:34]
[super=@Joy2; 1:49]
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[OUT Q=I'm JS]
(([tape # 500-1, 1:50:12]


The New River Health District begins giving out the flu shot starting the week of November 6th. But it will only give it to those most at risk - because right now it only has about 16 percent of its total shipment.

The majority of the order is expected by late November.
Health officials say if even you can't get the shot right now there is no reason for alarm.
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[SOT38:27]
[IN Q=It takes about 10 to 14 days for you]

((DR. JODY HERSHEY: IT TAKES ABOUT 10 TO 14 DAYS FOR YOU TO DEVELOP GOOD PROTECTION AGAINST INFLUENZA. SO AS LONG AS THEY GET IT IN NOVEMBER AND THROUGHOUT EARLY DECEMBER WE'RE GOING TO BE JUST FINE))
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[OUT Q=just fine]

[tape 500-17, 1:25:08]
In other health news, Virginia Blood Services closes it Roanoke Center.
For two years the non-profit blood center served as supplemental provider for Carilion Health System.
But VBS decided NOT to sign another contract with Carilion and to leave the area after Carilion decided not to pick it as its primary blood supplier.
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[SOT2:02]
[IN Q=At this given time]

((LAURA CAMERON: AT THIS GIVEN TIME OUR BOARD WANTS US TO CONCENTRATE ON OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AND CUSTOMERS THAT WE PROVIDE FULL SERVICE FOR))
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[OUT Q=service]


Carilion chose the American Red Cross as its primary supplier.
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[SOT20:56:10]
[IN Q=]

((ERIC EARNHART/CARILION SPOKESPERSON:THE RED CROSS HAS ASSURED US THEY CAN MAKE UP THAT 5 PERCENT THAT VIRGINIA BLOOD SERVICES WAS PROVIDING. THEY'VE INCREASED COLLECTION TO DO THAT AND WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT THEY'LL BE ABLE TO PICK-UP THE SLACK ))
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[OUT Q=pick-up the slack]

[tape 500-19, 1:02:15]
Also making medical news, Azlyn's owners hope their dog can get a kidney transplant.
Azlyn's kidneys started to deteriorate after he ate meat -- apparently tainted with antifreeze.
Veterinarian Linda Jennings says for a dog or cat the transplant alone can cost thousands of dollars - not to mention the expensive medication needed after surgery.
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[SOT10:36:53]
[IN Q=For a dog the procedure]

((DR. LINDA JENNINGS: FOR A DOG THE PROCEDURE IS GOING TO COST BETWEEN 4 AND 6 THOUSAND DOLLARS AND PROBABLY FOR A 60 POUND DOG YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO PAY BETWEEN 600 AND 800 DOLLARS A DAY ON IMMUNO - SUPPRESSANT DRUGS AFTER SURGERY))


[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=after surgery]


A dog usually needs a sibling to be the kidney donor -- because dogs have a tendency to reject the transplant.
Jennings says they usually lives about a year and half after surgery.
That's this weeks health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))


[Reel-Open]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=Newsreel Open]
[GRAPHIC=Va Newsreel]


Election Day 1985. Gerald Baliles (buh-LYLES) was chosen Governor. Doug Wilder was elected Lieutenant Governor. Mary Sue Terry became Attorney General.
But voter turnout in and around Roanoke was the lowest ever. News 7 and other media had a much bigger story on their hands - the flood of 1985. Keith Humphry has a look back in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Juan-Reel]
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[tape=Newsreel #3 1:54:10]
[graphic=WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN-Q=]
[SUPER=21-November 5, 1985; :00]
[SUPER=21-Lynchburg/November 1985; :18]
[SUPER=21-Buchanan/November 1985; :24]
[SUPER=21-Roanoke/November 1985;53]
[SUPER=21-November 4, 1985; 1:18]
[runs=2:33]
[OUT-Q=I'm KH.]
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[SOT 85-212 TC 31:17 -- FADE SOUND DOWN]
[IN Q=News 7]

((31:17 - NEWS 7 COUNTS AS MANY AS 12 PEOPLE REPORTED DEAD OR MISSING -- 31:21 -- IN THE ROANOKE AREA AS A RESULT OF THE FLOODS -- 31:23))
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[OUT Q=the floods]

[from 85-213 TC 37:21 - Market Square ROANOKE FLOODING PICS]
The news many Virginians woke up to on election day [from 85-212 TC 34:07 - aerial pic of Lakeside park submerged] had nothing to do with politics.
Beginning on election eve - [from 85-212 22:20 - shots of wrecked and submerged cars] the Roanoke Valley, Central Virginia, and the Alleghany Highlands were devastated by flooding. [L'BURG PICS - from 85-212 TC 40:28 - house floating in river]
In Lynchburg, waters crested 15 feet above flood level. [BUCHANAN STORE FRONT FROM 85-213 TC 46:57 - best aerial pics]
Buchanan officials called it the worst flooding their town had ever seen.
The refrain from residents across the region was a familiar one:
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[SOT from 85-213 TC 48:51]
[IN Q=I FELT]

((48:51 -- I FELT LIKE SITTING DOWN AND CRYING... B/C OF THE HARD WORK THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN HAVE PUT INTO THEIR HOMES AND THE BUSINESSES -- 49:01 -- AND TO SEE THEM ALL GO DOWN THE JAMES RIVER IS SAD -- 49:05))
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[OUT Q=IS SAD]
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[SOT from 85-212 34:29]
[IN Q=I'M A GROWN MAN]

((34:29 -- JESSE SEWELL -- I'M A GROWN MAN I DON'T LIKE TO CRY BUT I CAN'T HELP IT IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE -- 34:34))
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[OUT Q=PARTICULAR CASE]
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[SOT 85-212 36:04]
[IN Q=I SAW IT]

((36:04 -- NANCY MCBRIDE/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: I SAW IT YESTERDAY AT 3 THIRTY AND I STOOD ON THE BRIDGE AND I CRIED A LOT. -- 36:06))
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[OUT Q=CRIED A LOT.]

[from 85-212 36:07, 36:12, 35:50 Transportation museum damaged artifacts trains buses] Nancy McBride watched as relic after relic from Roanoke's Transportation museum was ruined by water. [85-212 - TC 14:28 hospital pics] At Roanoke Memorial Hospital - patients were attended to by nurses with flashlights, as rising waters came precariously close to electrical panels in the basement. [BEST FLOODING PICS] Dozens were killed by the remnants of Tropical Storm Juan. [RESCUE PIC from 85-213 TC 56:58]
But the tales of rescue were numerous too.
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[SOT 85-212 10:41 -- FADE SOUND DOWN!!!]
[IN Q=A RESCUE]

((TC 10:41 - A RESCUE WORKER WAS SWEPT AWAY TRYING TO RESCUE SOMEONE IN SALEM THIS AFTERNOON. HE IS PRESUMED DEAD - 10:46))
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[OUT Q=PRESUMED DEAD.]

[FROM 85-213 - Roanoke Fashion aerials 52:56]
But Joe Cunningham survived. He'd been swept away while helping people trapped in Roanoke Fashion in Salem. They found him four hours later. [85-213 -- Hollins Campus -- 51:28]
On the Hollins campus, an air pocket and [85-213 TC 51:32 - scuba divers] scuba divers proved to be life-savers for a telephone repairman - [85-213 Water below ground level 51:54] trapped beneath a building for 27 hours - in 8 FEET of water.
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[SOT from 85-213 52:13 - VIDEO OF RESCUE WITH NAT SOUND OF CLAPPING - FADE INTO BITE!!!]
[IN Q=NATS CLAPPING]
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[OUT Q=NATS CLAPPING]
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[SOT 85-212 - 53:45]
[IN Q=I WAS HANGING]

((53:45 MIKE LESTER: I WAS HANGING ON BY THIS CONDUIT AND I HAD ABOUT A FOOT OF AIR SPACE AND THE WATER STOPPED EVERYTHING GOT REAL QUIET 53:56 ))
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[OUT Q=GOT REAL QUIET.]

[85-212 tc 13:28 -- VIC THOMAS RESCUE PICS]
Delegate Vic Thomas was among those caught in life-threatening situations on Election Eve.
News 7 was aboard the helicopter that flew in to rescue the legislator and family members stranded on the roof of his store. [MORE BEST FLOOD PICS]
As election day drew to a close - votes weren't the only numbers being tallied.
Officials estimated flood damage in the greater Roanoke area alone would cost 300 MILLION dollars. [QUICK RESCUE PICS -- from 85-213, TCs 51:24, 54:38, 56:07, ; from 85-212 TC 14:15]
There were far more people saved than lost... by far... 240 successful rescues in Roanoke alone.
But 23 people died in Virginia - 17 in West Virginia.
That's Virginia Newsreel.
I'm Keith Humphry.))



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


The Senate candidates make the most of their last weekend before election day - with local campaign stops.
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And..... An Amtrak train derails in California - killing one and injuring thirty more.
More on those stories just ahead.
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[2-shot toss to hello]


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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-38; 51:30]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign2000]

2 days and counting - and the candidates are making sure every campaign-stop counts.
In the Senate race - both Republican George Allen and Democratic incumbent Chuck Robb courted voters in our area yesterday.
Kate Weidaw caught up with both.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=201-Senator Chuck Robb/(D) Senate Candidate;:16]
[SUPER=203-Christiansburg;:23]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) Senate Candidate;:39]
[SUPER=241-Kate/Weidaw/kweidaw*wdbj7.com;:]
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[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]


((The candidates goals are the same in this tight knit race, to gain the support of as many voters as they can with the few days that are left. Senator Chuck Robb made an early morning stop in Christiansburg where he is trailing in the polls.

[SOT 19:02:17]
[INQ=]

((CHUCK ROBB: THIS IS THE START OF THE FINAL WEEKEND OF CALLIN AND HAULIN, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T LEAVE ANYONE BEHIND.))
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[RUNS= 9]


Robb says voters who feel like they've been left behind by his campaign should know he's been hard at work fulfilling the job he was elected for. Meanwhile Allen has made Southwest Virginia a frequent stopping point for his campaign. He rallied supporters at Roanoke Regional Airport.

[SOT 19:35:52]
[INQ=]

((GEORGE ALLEN: WE'RE IN THE LAST THREE MINUTES THREE DAYS OF THIS CAMPAIGN WE'RE NEAR THE GOAL LINE BUT IT'S UP TO YOU TO GET US ACROSS TO VICTORY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 11]


But analysts say it's the issues that draw a clear line between Allen and Robb. Issues like education, the marriage penalty tax, and a woman's right to choose.

[SOT 18:59:53]
[INQ=]

((CHUCK ROBB: IF YOU TRUST THE WOMEN OF VIRGINIA TO MAKE THE MOST PERSONAL CHOICE IT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE WHO GETS ELECTED.))
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[SOT 19:39:14]
[INQ=]

((GEORGE ALLEN: DON'T YOU AGREE WITH ME TO EMPOWER PARENTS TO MAKE EDUCATION DECISIONS FOR THEIR CHILDREN. WE WANT TO HAVE A 1000 DOLLAR TAX CREDIT FOR EVERY CHILD.))
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[RUNS= 12]


The two have also leveled attacks at one another. Robb has questioned Allen's record as Governor, while Allen has criticized Robb for canceling out Senator John Warner's vote 17- hundred times.

[SOT 19:35:10]
[INQ=]

((GEORGE ALLEN: 53 PERCENT OF THE TIME MY OPPONENT IS CANCELING OUT JOHN WARNER'S VOTES WHETHER IT IS ON REDUCING TAXES, FIGHT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, REDUCING THE TAX BURDEN TIME AFTER TIME THAT VOTE IS GETTING CANCELED OUT.))
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[RUNS= 16]


Robb says he has an excellent relationship with Warner and calls Allen's comments meaningless statistics.

[SOT 19:09:05]
[INQ=]

((CHUCK ROBB: THAT'S THE BEST THEY CAN ASK HIM TO SAY THAT HE'S WILLING TO SAY, HE AND I HAVE A VERY GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP WE PAY OUR RESPECTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES TO OUR PARTIES.))
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And while the issues will continue to be debated both candidates say voter turnout is the most important part of this election. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))




[2Bush-Gore]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush is spending his day campaigning in Florida.
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[VO-NAT]


Last night he told supporters his opponent Al Gore is using scare tactics to win votes.
He also campaigned with Colin Powell and pointed out what he called the current administration's lack of leadership.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=you've had]
[SUPER=201-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=and we will]
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[VO-NAT]


Democrat Al Gore appealed to black voters and spoke at a labor rally yesterday.
He reiterated his concern over Bush saying social security was not a federal program.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=it wasn't ]
[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=ourselves]
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=hold]


Gore will continue his tour of Pennsylvania today.

[Ronald-Gay]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC 1:59:04]
[GRAPHIC=Ronald Gay]


A grand jury takes up the murder and firearms charges against Ronald Gay tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September]


Gay is charged with opening fire inside the Backstreet Cafe in September.
Danny Lee Overstreet died - 6 others were wounded in the attack apparently intended to kill homosexuals.
If convicted - Gay faces seven life terms behind bars.
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[Train-Derail]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Amtrak Crash]


One person is dead and 30 people injured after an Amtrak passenger train and truck collide near Moorpark, California.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moorpark, CA;]


It happened yesterday about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
The Pacific Surfliner was headed from L-A to Santa Barbara with 88 people on board when it hit a tree-trimming truck at a private crossing with no flashing lights or gates.
29 people on the train suffered minor injuries.
The truck driver died at the scene. A passenger in the truck was critically injured.
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[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
A Sunday Time Off is still ahead.
This weekend - Shannon Young's chasing down the story - with phasers.
We'll explain.
[ANCHOR=Denise]


And... you probably know the Hurricanes wiped out the Hokies yesterday...
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[VO-NAT]

but do you know the results of the Sandlot Super Bowl?
Highlights from the Pee-Wee players on the football field.
Just ahead.
[anchor=Leo]


But first - if you're traveling today...
[Leo ad-lib into the travel forecast]
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[Leo MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[Lazer-Tag]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday a.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off #3 36:02]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]

Imagine running through the darkness, trying to lose your enemies, hoping you'll find them before they find you. It's the stuff nightmares are made of. It's also a booming business. In this week's "Time Off" Shannon Young takes us to Salem for an adventure in lazer tag.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem;00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Reid/General Manager, Lazer Venture; :19]
[SUPER=@shannon1; 1:16]
[RUNS=2:32]
[OUT Q=N7 Salem]
(([SOT - NATS OF "MISSION IMPOSSIBLE"]
[RUNS= 03]

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to venture into a world of chaos where you'll become the hunter and the hunted.
[SOT NATS 12:19:40-12:19:44]

(((gunfire) You are hit.))
[RUNS= 04]

This is lazer tag, the main attraction at Salem's Lazer Venture.
[SOT 11:52:47-11]
[IN Q= Lazer tag originated...]

((Lazer tag originated in Europe and all of our equipment comes from Europe - it has that European flair.))
[RUNS=00]
[OUT Q=that European flair.]

The purpose of the game is to use your phaser to "tag" members of the opposite team while avoiding getting tagged yourself. It is easier said than done.
[SOT 11:55:23-11:55:47]
[IN Q= I mean, it's not...]

((I mean, it's not a physical skill type situation. It's more strategy, being able... the physical aspect would be being able to stay slouched down if you will, behind a barrier, 'cause that can get kinda rough on the legs, you know. The real thing is thinking about what you're doing, moving stealthily if you will, 'cause it's a stealth-type game.))
[RUNS= 24]
[OUT Q=stealth-type game.]

It is also what some might consider a violent game. The phasers look a whole lot like guns and the scenario is a virtual shootout. And the atmosphere only encourages the comparison.
[SOT STANDUP 12:56:10-12:56:23]
[IN Q=Inside the Jungle Arena...]

((Inside the Jungle Arena black lights, a maze of walls and piped-in smoke help create the confusion of war. But Lazer Venture stresses this is not a game involving weapons. It's purely a souped up version of tag.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=version of tag.]
[SOT 11:53:06-11:53:20]
[IN Q=We are very...]

((We are very politically correct about our phasers. They are not guns. They are phasers and we teach that to our kids when they come in. That phasers shoot harmless light. Guns shoot dangerous projectiles.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q= dangerous projectiles.]

Even if lazer tag isn't your thing, Reid bets Lazer Venture has something else to entertain you.
[SOT 11:50:28-11:50:51]

[IN Q-A new addition...] ((A new addition since the first of the year has been our cosmic golf, which is black light golf, mini-golf, inside the building. Then, of course, the one kids like most is the Vomit Comet. That's a ride that is an orbitron much like the gyroscopes that you've seen the space camps have where they train astronauts.))
[RUNS= 23]
[OUT Q=train astronauts.]

And don't forget the arcade, big screen TV, yogurt stand and pizza. In the future, Reid even hopes to offer bumper cars.
[SOT 11:51:37-11:51:45]
[IN Q= Wer'e excited about...]

((We're excited about the possibility of that. We are constantly looking for new attractions and evolving into something new so that things do change.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=things do change.]

Keeping things interesting. That's a mission possible. Shannon Young, News 7, Salem.
[SOT NATS 12:11:45=12:11:46]

((Game over.))
[RUNS= 01]))
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[Sports-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Sports Extra #2]
[GRAPHIC=football]


Many football careers have begun on the sandlot football field.
Yesterday the 2000 season ended with the Super Bowl at Salem Stadium.
Photographer Matt Neese takes us to the game between the Franklin County Blue Devils and the Cave Spring Rebels.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Sandlot Super Bowl; :20 ]
[SUPER=36-Franklin Co./3/Cave Spring/0/In Overtime; 2:30]
[RUNS=2:40]
[OUT Q=one. two, three, Rebels]
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[SOT 4:46:44]
[IN Q=this isn't about the music]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=from the starting game]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=nat sound]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]
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[SOT 4:49:11]
[IN Q=defensive tackle]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=behind your defensive line]
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[SOT 4:49:48]
[IN Q=we'll today]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=(kids screaming)]
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[SOT 4:57:13]
[IN Q=(refs) what you see is what you see]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=(ref huddle breaks)]

[***banner shot***4:55:57]
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[SOT 4:57:57]
[IN Q=we're doing fine]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=we're doing fine]
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[SOT 5:05:35]
[IN Q=it's zero, zero]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=zero, zero]
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[SOT 5:06:32]
[IN Q=I want ]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=in you all]

[***scoreboard at half pan down 5:08:19]
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[SOT 5:12:34]
[IN Q=fire it up]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=you can do it]
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[SOT 5:17:44]
[IN Q=Matt When]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=we're going to score]
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[SOT 5:21:05]
[IN Q=winning field goal]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=hand shaking]
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[SOT 5:22:42]
[IN Q=on three]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=rebels]


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[11Cullen-Grandin]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-41; 31:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Grandin Theater got some financial help last night from a show billed as "Unorganized Catastrophe."
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[SOT @ 5:34:05 - 5:34:13]
[IN Q=I'm live...]

((I'M LIVE AT THE GRANDIN...AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SING...))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=how to sing...]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

He might not know how to sing, but Charles Cullen certainly can command an audience. The star of his own cable access show - and self-proclaimed "controversial" filmmaker - held a benefit concert at the Grandin Theater in Roanoke last night. It was titled "The Worst Live Performance Ever..." Despite its name, hundreds of folks turned out to hear Cullen's tunes and see his antics. All of the money raised last night will go to help the Grandin Theater.
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