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The final countdown of Campaign 2000 is on--
We'll find out how the Presidential Candidates are spending the final hours of the campaign
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and Tina Tenret has a live report on early voter turnout in our area.
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Election Day coverage starts right here on News 7 Mornin.

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It's Election day and the polls opened moments ago.

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Tina Tenret is at Glenvar Elementary School in Roanoke County with a preview of we can expect today. Good morning Tina?
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[Campaign-2000]


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Campaign 2000 is on the home stretch--
The polls are open, but both Presidential candidates are making early- morning final appeals for votes.
Jennifer Jones caught up with both of them.
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Locator: Miami, FL With the polls already open in some states..Vice President Al Gore took his message to the people until the end. In the wee hours of the morning, he campaigned in Florida. a must win state.where his stance on Social Security reform and prescription drugs are popular with many senior citizens.

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His stops in Florida capped a whirlwind day that also saw him in Iowa, Missouri and Michigan. Today he's in his home state of Tennessee where he votes and will wait for election returns.
NAT Texas Governor George W. Bush was also burning the midnight oil. He arrived in Austin, Texas late last night for a final rally with his party's faithful.

SOT: Gov. George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate


Earlier Bush crisscrossed the country visiting Tennessee, Wisconsin, Iowa and Arkansas all states the Clinton/Gore team took in 19-92 and 19-96 a trend he hopes to reverse.
Stand-Up And the results are already in from two small hamlets in New Hampshire. Bush had 38 votes, Gore 18 and Green Party candidate Ralph Nader had one. Still many political analysts say it will be late tonight or early tomorrow morning before we know who wins. Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Washington. ))

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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.

[11Rusco]


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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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A man was shot and killed at a convenience store in Lynchburg 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.

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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 yesterday.
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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Ronald Edward Gay has been indicted 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. Yesterday'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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[Health-Check]


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In medical news, a word of caution concerning cough and cold medications.
Doctor Dave Hnida explains in this morning's Health check.
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((Information: ON CAM THE NEXT TIME YOU REACH FOR A COUGH OR COLD MEDICINE- MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T CONTAIN PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE- OR PPA. THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION SAYS PPA CAN CAUSE A STROKE- ESPECIALLY IN YOUNGER WOMEN.

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PPA IS A DECONGESTANT FOUND IN DOZENS OF COUGH, AND COLD MEDICATIONS ALONG WITH OTC WEIGHT LOSS MEDICATIONS. THE GOOD NEWS- THERE ARE MANY ALTERNATIVES TO PPA- THE BAD NEWS IS FINDING ONE. PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE IS A TONGUE TWISTER OR AN INGREDIENT-- AND THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OTHER PRODUCTS THAT HAVE BIG LONG WORDS INGREDIENTS AS WELL. HERE'S WHAT TO DO- GO ASK THE PHARMACIST IF THE PRODUCT YOU'RE LOOKING TO BUY CONTAINS THIS POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING INGREDIENT. STAY AWAY FROM IT.
ON CAM ALSO TODAY- ANOTHER WARNING- THIS ONE ABOUT SOMETHING CALLED EPHEDRA. A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE IS RELEASING A STUDY 6 WEEKS EARLY BECAUSE OF HOW DANGEROUS THE STUDY FOUND THIS INGREDIENT TO BE. EPHEDRA IS COMMONLY USED TO BOOST ENERGY- LOSE WEIGHT- BUT ACCORDING TO THIS STUDY AND THE FDA CAN ALSO CAUSE HEART ATTACKS AND STROKES. NOW HERE'S WHAT MAKES THIS EVEN SCARIER- THE MOST COMMON USERS OF EPHEDRA PRODUCTS- HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES.

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NOW LETS CHANGE GEARS FOR OUR FINAL STORY - THIS ONE IS ABOUT BREAST FEEDING-- AND SAYS- NOT ENOUGH NEW MOMS ARE DOING IT.. AND EVEN WHEN THEY DO BREAST FEED.- THEY DON'T STICK WITH IT. ONLY 64% OF MOMS BREAST FEED AT BIRTH- AND BY SIX MONTHS ONLY 29% ARE STILL BREAST FEEDING- TERRIBLE NUMBERS- ESPECIALLY WHEN EXPERTS AGREE- BREAST MILK IS THE PERFECT FOOD.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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As always, voter turnout is an issue on this Election Day.
Coming up, Tina Tenret reports live on voter turnout.
And we'll also hear how YOUNGER voters feel about heading to the polls.
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The man charged with killing Radford teen Tara Munsey wants to be part of his own defense team.
That comes after D-N-A evidence links Jeffrey Allen Thomas to Munsey's death.
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And expansion of Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium gets the green light.
More than 11-thousand seats will be added by September, 2002.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, November 7th .
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News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


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Voters were already lining up at the polls in Roanoke County when they opened at 6 this morning.
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Tina Tenret is at Glenvar Elementary School. Tina--How is this new requirment affecting voting?

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[Young-Voters]


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Because of the tight race for the White House, voter turnout could be up in this election. But 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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((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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While most voters were sleeping, the Presidential candidates were burning the midnight oil.
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Early this morning, Vice President Al Gore campaigned in Florida, appealing to senior citizens with his stance on social security reform and prescription drugs.
He'll spend the rest of today in his home state of Tennessee.
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Likewise, George W- Bush is back home in Texas.
He arrived late last night for a final rally with his party's faithful.
Earlier, Bush cris-crossed the country, visiting states the DEMOCRATIC ticket won in '92 and '96.
Now both candidates are awaiting election results.
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Roanoke city council is getting involved in Virginia Gas's proposal to build a pipeline through the area.
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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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[Tech2000]


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Even though the Hokies got "voted" out of the top five this week, we still have plenty of time for this Morning's "Tech 2000 Report". Here's Mike Stevens with the latest on the Hokies.
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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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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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New guidelines will make it tougher for children under 17 to see R- rated films.
For the first time, the National Association of Theater Owners has issued rules preventing theaters from showing trailers that advertise R-rated movies before other movies rated G or P-G.
The policies also encourage extra security outside theaters during the showings of NC- 17 rated films.
The new guidelines come after a critical Federal Trade Commission report that accused the film industry of marketing violent or sexually explicit material to children.

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Election day is underway. Tina Tenret is monitoring voter turnout at Glenvar Elementary School in Roanoke County this morning.

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She joins us now. Good morning Tina.

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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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