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If you're Running for office that means you're parading around in Buena Vista. Coming up on NEWS 7 at six-- we'll find out if voters are really paying attention.
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And, two days after a boy is killed by a shark at Virginia Beach, others are afraid to get in the water.

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In sports, we will have our Tech 2001 report, Frank Bemaer comments on Lee Suggs, Redskin Darrell Green has a big annoujncement coming
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and pistol pete looks to have gotten back his old form as he advances to play his old friend andre agassi.
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Not much sun today and it looks scarce again tommorow. Your Tuesday outlook coming up. [Open]
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((WE AIN'T FIGURED THAT ONE OUT YET. WE JUST FIGURED WE WAS GONNA GET A WINNER THIS WAY.))
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Buena Vista's three old grouches are playing it safe this year.
But the Marks running for governor are getting pretty edgy-- with 64 days left to win over voters.
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Good evening, I'm Jennifer Miele.
Keith and Shannon are off tonight.

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If you're running for statewide office in Virginia, you were running along a parade route in Buena Vista and Covington today.
Ellen Qualls reports on the fall rite that unofficially means voters are supposed to be paying attention now.
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((MARK WARNER: HOW ARE YOU TODAY? I'M GONNA GET SWEATY BEFORE THE END OF THIS. YOU GUYS ARE THE LUCKY ONES. I DON'T HAVE TO SWEAT ON THESE PEOPLE. AT THE END OF THE PARADE, I SWEAT ALL OVER THEM.))
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That's true.
Democrat Mark Warner's the one who soaked his shirt through by the end of the parade route.
He's also the one with his own song.
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((HERE COMES MARK WARNER, THE HERO OF THE HILLS.04 WARNER, PUBLIC EDUCATION, WARNER, WHAT A REPUTATION, RUNNING IN THIS ELECTION TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN HOME.))
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Republican Mark Earley was moving to the beat of a different drum today -- one played by his own son -- with five of his six kids along on the flatbed truck.
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((MARK EARLEY: HI I'M MARK EARLEY. I'M RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR. GOOD TO MEET YOU.))
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Even an ardent Earley supporter admits he has some ground to gain.
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(( I'M GLAD THAT HE HAS SOME EARLEY SIGNS UP NOW, BECAUSE WE HAD THOSE MARK WARNER SIGNS ALL THROUGH TOWN ALL WEEK AND WE COULDN'T STAND IT. WE'RE GLAD THAT HE HAS THE REPRESENTATION IN TOWN NOW. Why do you like Mark Earley? BECAUSE HE'S A REPUBLICAN. REPUBLICAN ALL THE WAY.))
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The Democrats a few spaces down were less impressed -- favoring Warner instead.
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((SARAH HUFFMAN/DEMOCRAT: OH, MARK WARNER IS WONDERFUL. WE JUST CAME FROM THE BREAKFAST. SO IMPRESSIVE, WE'RE GONNA WIN.))
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((MARK EARLEY: WE DON'T HAVE ANY NEW MARK WARNER. WE HAVE THE SAME MARK WARNER THAT'S BEEN INVOLVED IN THE MOST LIBERAL WING OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ALL OF HIS LIFE.))
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((MARK EARLEY: THEY OPPOSED US EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. NOW WHO DO YOU TRUST TO KEEP THE PROMISE OF MAKING SURE WE EMPOWER PEOPLE TO HAVE JOBS AND EDUCATION? You! THAT'S RIGHT.))
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So Mark Earley launched a volley of Republican accomplishments over the last eight years -- and a volley of quotes from Mark Warner that were critical at the time.
The attack goes hand in hand with an absolutely seething negative Republican mail and radio campaign.
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((MARK WARNER: LET'S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT. I SUPPORT WELFARE REFORM, I SUPPORT ABOLITION OF PAROLE. I SUPPORT THE DEATH PENALTY. I'M AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE. I SUPPORT SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. THIS KIND OF GARBAGE THAT'S COMING OUT FROM THE OTHER SIDE IS NOTHING BUT FALSE AND MISLEADING AND DECEITFUL AND HAS NO PLACE IN VIRGINIA!))
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((A RULE IN POLITICS IS THAT NO ONE LIKES NEGATIVE ADS, BUT THEY TEND TO WORK. A NEWS 7 MASON-DIXON POLL COMING OUT IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS SHOULD SHOW IF MARK WARNER'S 11 POINT LEAD AMONG LIKELY VOTERS IN A WASHINGTON POST POLL LAST WEEK TAKES A HIT. ELLEN QUALLS NEWS 7, BUENA VISTA.))
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An early morning accident in Pearisburg sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries this morning. Authorities say the driver, 40-year old Johnson Hickenbottom Junior of Christiansburg, was traveling on Narrows Road at Newberry Ford around 4 o'clock.
He rounded the curve on the wrong side of the road ... ran off the right shoulder ... went airborne, crashed through a trailer, then went another one-hundred feet before stopping. Two people were in the trailer, but neither person was injured.
Hickenbottom sustained serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. One of his passengers was treated and released. The other was not injured. Authorities say alcohol and speed contributed to the accident.

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Danville police say a robbery suspect was shot while apparently trying to hold up a Domino's Pizza Delivery driver.
Police were called to the 800 block of Buford Street around 10:30 last night. The driver told police that after he delivered a pizza, two men stopped his vehicle, pulled a gun and demanded money.

During the robbery, the driver shot one of them four times. He was taken to Duke University Medical Center. THAT was one of two robberies that occured last night. The other happened around 9 on Riverside Drive.
Authorities say the victim reported sitting in his car when two men approached him. One of the suspects pulled a gun and demanded money. Police are investigating both incidents.

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Danville residents are being asked to conserve water today while the city makes repairs.
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The city needs to fix a faulty gate on Dan River Incorporated's Schoolfield Dam. In order to complete the repairs, the water level in the reservoir will be lowered to allow access for workers. As a result, Danville's water intake point will be in-operable all day. City officials are asking residents to conserve water until levels can return to normal tomorrow morning.
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Coming up on News 7 - The latest labor statistics are sending mixed messages to Virginians.
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Henrico County is coping with the death of a 10-year-old boy who died two days ago from a shark bite.
And the mayor of Virginia Beach says the city is saddned by his death.
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Family members of David Peltier say they miss him already.
He was swimming in about four feet of water when the attack happened.
David suffered a large wound on his left leg and lost large amounts of blood from a severed artery.
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This is the first fatal attack reported in Virginia Beach in 30 years.
Virginia Beach officials are taking precautionary measures by adding extra manpower. More than 40 E-M-S divers and a Jet Ski are out patrolling the area.

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Two days after the attack, many swimmers around Virginia Beach are hesitant about going back in the water. Drew Levinson has the story.
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Helicopters were once again patrolling the Virginia Coast-trying to make sure the waters were safe.

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WE STARTED THE AIRPATROLS TO LOOK FOR ANY SHARKS
Two days ago a shark attacked and killed 10-year old David Peltier as he and his family were playing and surfing off Sandbridge beach, just south of Virginia Beach.
He was the first person killed by a shark in the United States the year.

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CITY OFFICIALS CONSIDERED CLOSING THE BEACH BUT INSTEAD URGED BEACHGOERS TO STAY IN SHALLOW WATER.
HERE ALONG VIRGINIA BEACH YOU CAN SEE MOST PEOPLE ARE HEEDING THAT ADVICE.
The Berch family from Baltimore spent their final day of the Labor day weekend close to shore-Teresa Berch said with two small children she wasnt taking any chances.

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YOU HAVE TO PRECAUTIOUS BECAUSE YOU JUST NEVER KNOW.
Robert Walker said his family are being careful-but they also realize shark attacks are rare.
YOU CANT LIVE YOUR LIFE IN FEAR, YOU WANT TO COME TO SHORE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME AND HAVE A GOOD FAMILY EXPERIENCE, THEY SAY DONT GO TO DEEP, SO WE WONT GO TO DEEP AND YOU JUST CANT WORRY ABOUT IT
Others opted for different waters-choosing the pool instead of the ocean-not wanting to become a statistic.
David Peltier was not a statistic, his family described as an upbeat, happy go-lucky boy who was looking forward to entering the 5th grade this week.
Sadly the 10 year old wont be in classhis mother said The Lord wanted an Angel and he got one.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, VIRGINIA BEACH))


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The Appalachian Folk Festival at Explore Park wrapped up about an hour ago.
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The festival featured music, crafts and demonstrations on lifstyles from the sixteenth century to today. This the the sixth year Virginia's Explore Park has hosted the festival. Organizers say the event helps bring history alive in Roanoke County.
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Because of the holiday - Wall Street is closed. U-S Bureau of Labor Statistics has both good and bad news for Virginian's this Labor Day. The bureau ranks the Commonwealth 15th in the nation in annual pay and fifth in earning growth. But the state's average lagged slightly behind the national average of a little over 33-thousand.
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Still to come on News 7 - Lee Suggs is down for the season -
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But not out for his career. We'll have a live report on the Hokie standout when we return.
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Virginia Tech Football takes the field for practice today without thier star running back. Lee Suggs was injured over the weekend at Tech's season opener agains the University of Conneticuit. New River Valley Bureau Chief is at Virginia Tech where she just spoke with coaches.

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Coaches, trainers and Suggs himself are all sad he's going to be out for the season. ((ROLLCUE:...he's out for the season))
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Jen, coming up in Sports we will have reaction from Coach Beamer.

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the Avalanche gear up for the carolina league playoffs, news concerning the late Dale Earnhradt,
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and mike stevens cools us down in our tech 2001 report from Blacksburg.
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Labor Day usually signals the end of summer, but not the end of the hot, sweltering temperatures. In tonight's edition of the Tech 2001 report Mike Stevens tells us how the Hokies have avoided any heat related health problems by keeping their cool.
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(( Long before players from high school to the NFL began dying of heat stroke related problems in practices, Virginia Tech has been working hard at avoiding such a disaster. ((MIKE GOFORTH:))
But even one unnecessary death is too many, and at Tech they don't just encourage the intake of fluids they mandate it. ((MIKE GOFORTH:))
Each and every practice the Hokies go through 200 gallons of water and another 150 gallons of Gatorade, not to mention 280 , 40 pound bags of ice. ((MIKE GOFORTH:))
The Tech training staff also gives the outside of the players' bodies a chance to cool down at the end of each practice in these ice tubs. ((MIKE GOFORTH:))
Goforth says young players on the recreational, middle school and even the high school level could help themselves at an early age by being more active outside of their sports seasons.)) ((MIKE GOFORTH:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

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The Hokies returned to practiced today with the sobering thought of a season without Heisman hopeful and running back Lee Suggs not carrying the ball. Suggs will have surgery in the next few weeks on his injured knee. Frank Beamer commented on losing Suggs today.
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With Lee out, Coach Beamer said that Keith Burnell and Kevin Jones are not the only two that will beef up their play at tailback, a former Floyd County star will also play a role.
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Tomorrow, Darrell Green, the oldest player to ever play cornerback in the NFL should find out if he's the starter for the Skins opener against the Chargers.
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A source close to Darrell Green tells TheAssociated Press that the 19-year veteran will announce tomorrow that this will be his last N-F-L season. the 41 year old is a seven-time Pro Bowl player. He has spent his entire career with the Washington Redskins.
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The Salem Avalanche opens the Carolina League playoffs tonight against the Kinston Indians. outfielder Chris Warren offers some final thoughts.
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Dale Earnhardt has been into the stock car racing hall of fame after the shortest waiting period in the hall's history. Earbnhradt, who dies in February at Daytona, was inducted Saturday night undera new rule adopted in January that allows the five year waiting period to be waved.

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The stars won at the U.S. Open today. Jennifer Capriati has advanced to the quarterfinals and on the men' side, Andre Agassi was a straight set winner as well.
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But the sentimental story of the day was no doubt 30 year old Pete Sampras. Pete, who faded this season and is seeded 10th, beat sixth seeded patrick Rafter 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 and 6-4 to make it to the fourth round where he will meet his old friend and rival Agassi.
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We'll be there when the bell rings and have details tonight on News 7 at 6. After months of cleaning up and clearing out - Jefferson Forest High School is ready to open its doors to students.