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Just seven hours and counting-
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The latest from the candidates-
Plus when do the polls open and will you have to bring your ID?
Also tonight how many more fans will fit into Lane Stadium? The latest on expansion.
And a warning about an ingredient in cold medicine-
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News 7 is next

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Just seven hours left until the polls open- and the candidates are taking advantage of every moment... campaigning into the night.
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[Campaign]


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If the polls are a good indicator this could be one of the closest presidential races ever-
While Americans go to bed tonight- the candidates will continue campaigning hoping to get as many votes as they can.
Terisa Estacio is with the candidates with more.
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((Just hours before the polls open across America, both Presidential candidates hit the road in a frenzied attempt to win votes. George W Bush was in the swing states of Iowa and Arkansas again, trying to show the Democrats as on the ropes in their own strongholds. George W Bush, R-Presidential Candidate: Polls show the race as tight as ever, and the Texas Governor continued his message of compassionate conservatism and change. Democrat Al Gore took to the road for a non-stop last minute campaign swing: Michigan during the day. Miami Florida at Midnight, then Tampa in the wee hours of the morning. All before heading back to his home state of Tennessee. His last minute message to voters: keep the prosperity going.
Al Gore, D-Presidential Candidate))

[Senate-Race]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Chuck Robb and George Allen wrapped up Virginia's longest and likely most expensive political campaign-
It was a busy day- four airports, countless handshakes, and several speeches since breakfast.
Ellen Qualls caught up with both candidates on the final day.
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The polls open tomorrow morning at six and close at seven p-m.

[Voting]


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The Roanoke registrar has taken calls from a few people who say they won't vote because of the new voter I-D law.
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But she says most people know they can vote even if they forget to bring I-D to the polls. They must simply sign an oath saying they are registered to vote.
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((BERYL BROOKS/ROANOKE REGISTRAR: MOST PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT JUST LIKE CASHING A CHECK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THEY KNOW WHO YOU ARE, SO WE HAVEN'T HAD MANY COMPLAINTS AS OF YET.))
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The registrar's office has received 400 more absentee ballots than in the last presidential election -- which is often seen as a signal of high voter turnout.
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[Young-Voters]


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Voter turnout tomorrow could be up because of the tight race for the White House. But election analysts say, don't expect to see many Generation X'ers in line to cast their ballots. Meredyth Censullo reports ..
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((The topic tossed around most college cafeteria tables isn't the Presidential election. That's according to a Harvard University study - which finds most young voters aren't inspired to cast their ballots - or even bother to register.

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((I GUESS I DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH ENCOURAGEMENT OR I JUST DIDN'T FEEL IT WAS SUCH A BIG DEAL.))
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((BUTT BUTT BUTT))

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((MEREDYTH CENSULLO/NEWS 7: ACCORDING TO THE U-S CENSUS, IN THE 1996 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, LESS THAN HALF OF VIRGINIANS AGED 18-24 REGISTERED TO VOTE...OF THOSE, ONLY A THIRD CAST THEIR BALLOTS.))
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Middle aged voters are another story. In '96, 75-percent of Virginians aged 45 to 65 registered .. almost all voted. Political Science professor Harry Wilson says that's because most candidates target seasoned voters - and don't bother appealing to young ones ..

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((HARRY WILSON: BUT MOST OF WHAT WE'RE HEARING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL IS SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, DRUG PRESCRIPTION COVERAGE PLANS...THINGS OF THAT NATURE THAT ARE NOT REALLY IMPORTANT ISSUES TO THE 18 TO 24, 18 TO 29 VOTER.))
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Wilson calls it a "vicious cycle" that's not likely to change in future elections.

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((YOU HAVE YOUNG PEOPLE NOT VOTING, YOU ALSO HAVE CANDIDATES NOT MAKING APPEALS TO YOUNG PEOPLE INDIVIDUALLY BECAUSE IF YOU MAKE APPEALS TO YOUNG VOTERS AS OPPOSED TO OLDER ONES YOU LOSE THE ELECTION.))
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But just because the candidates aren't focusing on Generation X isn't driving ALL young people from the polls - its just making them work a little harder.

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((I THINK ITS PRETTY MUCH UP TO EVERYBODY TO GO OUT AND FIGURE THINGS OUT FOR THEMSELVES AND LEARN THE ISSUES FOR THEMSELVES SO THEY CAN MAKE UP THEIR OWN MIND...))
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And that's food for thought. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Salem. ))
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[Thomas]


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The man charged with the murder of Radford teen Tara Munsey wants to be involved as part of his own defense team.


That motion comes as pages of D-N-A evidence are filed, linking him to Munsey's death.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski/Last Week;]


Jeffrey Allen Thomas is charged with the capital murder of the 16-year-old during what's described as either a rape or ATTEMPTED rape- last January.
Forensic lab reports filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court conclude that Thomas' sperm was found on Munsey's thigh.
They also indicate that one of his sneakers matched a footprint on a torn T-shirt found near her body.
Autopsy reports say Munsey died from three gunshot wounds to the head and one to the chest.
Jury selection in Thomas case is set to begin November 30th.
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[DeMoranville]


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He helped plot to kill a judge and got three years' probation.
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But a 10-hour standoff with police last month could sock Christopher DeMoranville with a much tougher sentence this time around.
That incident resulted in seven NEW counts of assault on police officers today.
Police went to his Radford trailer to arrest him on three misdemeanor warrants.
They ended up in the standoff after DeMoranville allegedly told them he had a gun.
DeMoranville pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill a Montgomery County Circuit judge just three months before the standoff.
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[Gay]


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As expected Ronald Edward Gay was indicted today for first degree murder.
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It was the original charge on which Gay was arrested the night of September 22nd, when he allegedly shot Danny Lee Overstreet and six others.
The murder count and an accompanying firearms charge were certified by a General District Judge last month. Today's action was a legal formality.
The Canadian-born, U-S-Marine Corps veteran also faces six counts of malicious wounding.
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The operation to separate twin girls joined at the lower abdomen is underway.
We'll have the latest when News 7 returns.
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And Virginia Tech's Board of visitors gives the green light to Lane Stadium Expansion.
12-thousand more Hokie fans could be able to watch the games.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((GOOD EVENING THIS IS DENISE ALLEN STARTING THE WORK WEEK WITH YOU IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS OFFICE. TONIGHT HIGHLIGHTS FROM REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ACTION. THE HOKIES EXHIBIT SOME PROWESS ON THE HARDWOOD. AND STEVE MASON HAS A PREVIEW OF THE GEORGIA TECH-UVA FOOTBALL GAME THOSE STORIES AND MORE LATER IN THE NEWSCAST.))

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An ambitious and pricey expansion at Lane Stadium got the go-ahead from Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors today.
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The Board approved an 83-million price tag for the South End and West End Zone expansions.
The work will add more than 11-thousand seats by September 2002 and 900 more in Fall 2003.
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The university plans to pay for the expansions with an ambitious fundraising campaign, athletic department revenues, AND by carrying a LOT of debt.
Tech is sending the plans to the General Assembly for approval to go forward.

[Twins]


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We won't know until tomorrow the outcome of surgery to separate twin girls joined at the lower abdomen.
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The hospital in Manchester says it won't release any details until lunchtime.
The hospital would only confirm that the operation had begun and was expected to take up to 15 hours.
One girl will die from the surgery but it will give her sister a chance at a normal life.
Doctors say both girls would die within a few months if not separated.
The operation follows a legal battle- the twins parents opposed surgery for religious reasons- but did not contest the court decision to separate the girls.
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[Cold-Medicine]


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A popular diet drug and cold medicine may be dangerous-
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Recent studies have linked (FENNE-propa-no-lamine) Phenylpropanolamine or PPA with stroke- particularly in women aged 18 to 49.
The risk is small but because PPA is in products used by millions of Americans everyday the FDA decided it was a risk too great to ignore.
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((WHETHER IT BE 200 CASES A YEAR OF 500 I THINK YOU CAN'T LOSE SIGHT OF THE INDIVIDUALS EFFECTED BY THIS.))
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PPA is found in many nasal decongestants and diet pills-
The FDA is asking manufacturers to voluntarily discontinue marketing the drugs.
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[Health-Sup]


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Meanwhile doctors are warning that the herbal stimulant- (eh-FED-ra) can be deadly-
It's used by millions of Americans for bodybuilding and weight loss.
Researchers say (eh-fed-ra) can cause heart attack, strokes, seizures and death in otherwise healthy young people.

At least 54 deaths have been linked to Ephedra.
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Roanoke's city council is getting involved in the dispute over a gas pipeline.
That's next on News 7.
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And it's been dry here, but others parts of the world have not been so lucky.
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[City-Council]


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Virginia Gas wants to build a pipeline through the area- Now Roanoke city council is the latest governing body to get involved in the proposal.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./October 4;]


Virginia Gas wants to build a 55- mile pipeline through Roanoke and Montgomery Counties.
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Council members plan to ask the State Corporation Commission to hold a public hearing on the matter in Roanoke.
The decision was reached after hearing from project opponents.
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((BRENT RILEY/PIPELINE OPPONENT: WHEN THE TAKING OF PUBLIC LAND OCCURS, THIS RIGHT GIVEN BY THE STATE, FOR A PROFIT ENDEAVOR, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE NEED IS TRULY THERE, BEFORE WE WANT TO PROCEED WITH THIS.))
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City Council voted unanimously to send a letter to the S-C-C this week, asking that a hearing be held in Roanoke.


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[Rusco]


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One family owned company is fighting to keep its business in the Roanoke Valley by teaming up with another.
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Rusco Window Company merged with Lawrence Transportation.
Rusco manufactures a variety of windows, and distributes them in six mid-Atlantic states.
Its merger with Lawrence is expected to double window distribution.
By selling itself to a local company, 60 Rusco jobs will stay in the Valley, and hundreds more may be created.
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((CHIP LAWRENCE/LAWRENCE TRANSPORTATION PRES.: WE SEE SOME REAL NICE MIXING OF EMPLOYEE BASE IN THE TWO COMPANIES. IT WILL BRING SOME FRESH AIR TO BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE, I THINK.))
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Both companies will keep their names and current management.
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[Video]


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In Italy today rivers overflowed, boats sank and trees blocked the roads.
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The bad weather made for lots of damage in Northern Italy, an area already hit by major floods.
Two people are dead and three missing-- Italian authorities have declared a state of emergency.
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Coming up, highlights from regional volleyball action, the Hokies on the hardwood and the NBA.
First our extra point.
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[SUPER=75-Spartanburg, SC/August;]

Former VMI great Bobby Ross resigned as the Detroit Lions' head coach.
The Lions are five and four so far this season.
In four seasons under Ross, Detroit was 27 and 30 in regular season play and oh and two in the post season.
Detroit assistant coach Gary Moeller, replaces Ross and has been given a three year contract.
Here are the scores.
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The Cave Spring Knights moved on in Northwest Regional volleyball play at the expense of EC Glass.
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The Hilltoppers made it a battle in the Knights' castle last night.
Cave Spring took the first two games 15-10 and 15-nine. Jamie Funk had 11 points and 11 kills for the Knights.
In the third game, EC Glass went up by as many as seven points with great play at the net.
But Cave Spring took the match in straight games, Jenny Carter had 14 points with five aces.
The Knights beat the Hilltoppers three games to none and will meet the winner of tonight's game between Patrick Henry and Albemarle.
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[S-Hoops]


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The Virginia Tech men's basketball team played their only exhibition game of the season last night, taking on the Latvia Select team at Cassell Coliseum.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


While the Hokies would come out of the Cassell tunnel smoking in this one, it was the Latvia players who were on fire early.
Watch Kristaps Janicenkos give to Ivars Liepa who finishes the break with the lay up in the lane to give Latvia the early lead.
Tech answers at the other end. Carlos Dixon with the perfect ally oop pass to Dennis Mims, he finishes and the Hokies are back in business. Tech went up 5-2.
[SUPER=34-Virginia Tech/77/Latvia Select/86;]


Then, Tech goes on the break away Jon Smith follows it up, in position for clean up duty and the slam.
Mims then shows his range from 10 feet, hitting the nice J but Latvia goes on to win the game 86 to 77.
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[S-NBA]


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Tracy McGrady turned on his own brand of Magic tonight after sitting out Saturday's game.
McGrady was suspended for one game and fined 75-hundred dollars for slapping Philadelphia's Eric Snow.
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[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/NBA;]


McGrady puts an exclamation point on the night here. He threw in 31 points in the Magic's win over Seattle.
Rashard Lewis led the Sonics with 28. He gets three from the baseline.
[super=33-Seattle/99/Orlando/110;]


Darrell Armstrong answers back with a long bomb of his own and the Magic overcome three quarters of poor shooting to beat Seattle 110-to-99.
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[S-Cave]


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The Cave Spring Knights football team will know this morining if its plea to have its forfeited games reinstated was accepted. An independent attorney, Bill Watkins from Waynesboro, heard the case, but he will NOT offer his decision until later this morning. Cave Spring principal Martha Cobble, along with Roanoke County assistant superintendent Loraine Lange, School board attorney Pat Lacy and
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape; :00]

Roanoke County deputy superintendent James Gallion represented Cave Spring at the hearing that was held before an independent hearing officer at the VHSL offices. Cave Spring athletic director Joe Hafey also was part of the Cave Spring contingent at the meeting in Charlottesville.

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[S-VHSL]


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The high school football playoff picture remains unclear for several teams until the Cave Spring issue is resolved.
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If the VHSL ruling stands as is, Blacksburg is in the playoffs, benefiting from the Cave Spring forfeit. But if this attorney rules to give Cave Spring back its wins, Blacksburg is out and Heritage is in.
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[S-UVA]


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Virginia is prepping for Thursday's meeting with Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
Steve Mason catches with the Cavaliers.
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((The Cavaliers are 3 and 1 in their last four, but the streak has had a price. Safety Jerton Evans hurt his back against North Carolina and did not practice last week. Linebacker Yubrenal Isabelle's strained knee is better, he should play and right tackle Brad Barnes practiced Saturday. After a 1 and 2 home start Virginia is now won two straight in Charlottesville. ((:)) The Yellow Jackets passing attack generates 35 points a game. George Godsey is the nation's seventh rated passer with 18 touchdown passes and only four interceptions. ((DONNY GREEN:))
((TIM SPRUILL:))
Last year, the Wahoos beat then 6th ranked Georgia Tech, a win the Wahoos had to have to secure a sixth straight bowl bid. At 5 and 3 and three games remaining, wins to lock down a seventh consecutive post season are at premium once again. ((DAN ELLIS:)) Virginia announced Monday afternoon that the November 18th N.C. State game will kick off at 2:30 and will not be televised. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-TIMES]


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Kick off for UVA's game with Virginia Tech is set for 7:30 on the 25th on ESPN.
Tech plays at Central Florida this Saturday and has a week off before the Virginia game.

[S-Hokies]


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Coach Frank Beamer will announce later this week if Michael Vick is ready to start on Saturday,
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but Andre Davis, the Hokies all-star wide receiver will NOT play against Central Florida. (------------) The hope it that two weeks of rest will get Andre ready to play in time for UVa on November 25th.