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The new voter I-D law in Virginia makes this election a little different. Tina Tenret is in Roanoke County with a look at how the new law has affected voting there.
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Good morning Tina.
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A shooting at a Lynchburg convenience store left one man dead last night.
Police got a call about a shooting at the Sunshine Market on Pollard Street at about 10:15.
They found 21-year-old Leon Alphonzo Strange lying on the floor with a gunshot wound.
Strange died at the hospital.
Police aren't saying what might have led to the shooting.
So far, no arrests.

[7-Rusco]


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Two Roanoke Valley businesses are joining forces.
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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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Turning your attention now to weather--
Clouds today with a chance of rain...highs in the low to mid 60s.
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[45-Senate-Race]


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The U-S Senate race will be determined today.
Chuck Robb and George Allen wrapped up their campaigns yesterday.
Ellen Qualls caught up with both men on the final day.
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The polls opened at six this morning and close at seven p-m.

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Time again to check the Election Day forecast...
Bring along your umbrella today. Cloudy with a chance of rain..

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[7-Young-Voters]


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On this Election Day, political experts say a key segment of the population may be missing at the polls.... YOUNGER voters.
Meredyth Censullo explains.
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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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((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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A shooting death last night at Lynchburg convenience store--
Police received a call about a shooting at the Sunshine Market on Pollard Street at about 10:15.
They found 21-year-old Leon Alphonzo Strange lying on the floor with a gunshot wound.
Strange died at the hospital.
Police aren't saying what might have led to the shooting.
So far, there are no arrests.

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Checking the forecast once again--
Cloudy today, with a chance of rain.
Expect highs of 60 to 65.
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