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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. It's going to be another beautiful day but take a jacket if you go out because temperatures will be on the chilly side
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up in just a few moments.

[7-11War-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The United States' retaliation against Afghanistan has begun, but not everyone agrees with the attacks.
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[SUPER=143-Blacksburg]


About fifteen anti-war demonstrators protested yesterday on North Main Street in Blacksburg.
They say they support punishing the terrorists but want it done in a way that doesn't hurt the Afghanie people.
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[SOT 23:54:18]
[IN Q=What we see is these]

((BEN DEVANE/PROTESTOR: WHAT WE SEE IS THAT THESE ATTACKS ARE DIRECTED NOT AGAINST OSAMA BIN LADEN, THE PEOPLE WHO COMMITTED THESE ATROCITIES ON SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001 BUT RATHER AFGAHNI CIVILIANS WHO REALLY DON'T HAVE A CHOICE IN THE MATTER WHERE THEY LIVE WHAT SORT OF HORRIBLE GOVERNMENT GOVERNS OVER THEM.))
[SUPER=141-Ben Devane/Protestor]
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[OUT Q=governs over them]
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Several Naval Academy cadets passing by stopped to debate the issue with the protestors.
The demonstrators plan to continue protesting at different times throughout the week.
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[7-11Debate-Postponed]


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Yesterday's military actions in Afghanistan had an affect on the scheduled debate between Republican Mark Earley and Democrat Mark Warner as well.
The debate did NOT happen .... but organizers are still hopeful it can be rescheduled.
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[TAKE SABATO BITE FS PINNACLE] Political analyst Larry Sabato, who was to moderate the debate, said quote -"We firmly believe that it is crucial for the citizens of Virginia to see the gubernatorial candidates in this forum, but we feel that it is necessary to postpone it to a later date in light of today's military efforts.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Warner campaign is already proposing that a joint lunchtime appearance already scheduled in Norfolk this coming Thursday be turned into the makeup debate.
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[SOT 21:59:26]
[INQ=We have proposed making]
[SUPER=401-Mo Elleithee/Warner Campaign Press Secretary;]

((We have proposed making that the final debate and are inviting the statewide press corps to come on, to come on board and televise it so Virginians can see these two candidates side by side again.))
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[OUTQ=two candidates side-by-side again.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Meanwhile, the president of the Virginia Capital Correspondents Association, News 7's Ellen Qualls says ... quote-
"the substitution of the lunchtime event in Norfolk doesn't meet the criteria for a statewide audience. We hope that the Warner campaign will work with us to reschedule a new date."

The Earley campaign has said it will debate anytime anywhere.[7-11Voting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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If you're still planning to vote in next month's elections time is running out. Virginians have until 5 o'clock tomorrow to register to vote for the state's next governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and 100 members of the House of Delegates. Many local races are also on the ballot. Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.



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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. A nice day is heading our way but be sure to bundle up if you head outside. Look for sunny skies with temperatures near 60 for your high.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a few moments.



[45-11Java-Ax]


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Four people including two young children died in an accident in Pittsylvania County.
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The accident happened on Route 640 near Java just after eight o'clock Saturday night. State Police say 26 year Anthony Davis was driving a 95 Hyundai when he lost control, swerved into the left lane and hit a 98 Dodge Ram Truck head-on. All four passengers in the Hyundai died, including a six year old boy and a three year old girl. None were wearing seatbelts. The driver of the Dodge Ram was taken to a Roanoke Hospital.

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An accident was to blame for a major back-up on Interstate 81, but traffic is moving once again.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


It happened just after three o'clock yesterday on the northbound side of I-81 at the Ironto exit.
State Police say traffic had slowed down when a tractor trailer hit another tractor trailer causing it to hit a jeep.

A hazmat crew was called in to clean up 150 gallons of diesel fuel.
The left lane remained closed for more than five hours, causing a backup of more than fifteen miles.
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[45-11USS-Cole]


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It's been almost a year since the U-S-S Cole was bombed in Yemen.
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[VO-NAT 00-36 tc 59:19]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

17 crews members were killed in the bombing-- including Pittsylvania County native Timothy Saunders. This Friday will mark the one year anniversary of the terrorist attack. To remember the victims-- a memorial will be dedicated at the Norfolk Naval Station. The memorial will feature a ten foot tall monolith encircled by 17 granite slabs.
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[45-11Abortion-Protest]


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An annual event in Roanoke saw a decrease in attendance this year.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Only about a 100 people turned out for Respect Life Sunday. It's an abortion protest that is held nationwide on the first Sunday of October ever year. In Roanoke, protesters silently lined the sidewalk on the corner of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road holding signs.
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[IN Q=I think they estimate]

((LOU PATRICK/ORGANIZER: I THINK THEY ESTIMATE TRAFFIC IS ABOUT 2-THOUSAND VEHICLES A HOUR SO THIS IS PROBABLY THE BUSIEST SPOT IN THE AREA TO EXPOSE OUR SIGNS TO AND MESSAGE.))
[SUPER=01-Lou Patrick/Organizer]
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[OUT Q=to and message]
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[VO-NAT]

Normally the protest attracts about 250 people in Roanoke. Organizers attribute the lower than expected turnout to yesterday's bombings in Afghanistan.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... We've got a beautiful sunny day ahead of us but it's going to be on the chilly side. Temperatures will reach near 60.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your weather details coming up after the news.



[8-11War-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutings]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC-1:18:09]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]

Not everyone is agreeing with the United States' decision to retaliate against Afghanistan.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Blacksburg]


About fifteen anti-war demonstrators protested yesterday on North Main Street in Blacksburg.
They say they support punishing the terrorists but want it done in a way that doesn't hurt the Afghanie people.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:54:18]
[IN Q=What we see is these]

((BEN DEVANE/PROTESTOR: WHAT WE SEE IS THAT THESE ATTACKS ARE DIRECTED NOT AGAINST OSAMA BIN LADEN, THE PEOPLE WHO COMMITTED THESE ATROCITIES ON SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001 BUT RATHER AFGAHNI CIVILIANS WHO REALLY DON'T HAVE A CHOICE IN THE MATTER WHERE THEY LIVE WHAT SORT OF HORRIBLE GOVERNMENT GOVERNS OVER THEM.))
[SUPER=141-Ben Devane/Protestor]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=governs over them]
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[VO-NAT]


Several Naval Academy cadets passing by stopped to debate the issue with the protestors.
The demonstrators plan to continue protesting at different times throughout the week.
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[8-11Debate-Postponed]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC-34:49]
[GRAPHIC=Earley-Warner]

In light of yesterday's military actions in Afghanistan, organizers decided not to have yesterday's scheduled debate between Republican Mark Earley and Democrat Mark Warner. But there is still hope it can be rescheduled.
(+++++++)

[TAKE SABATO BITE FS PINNACLE] Political analyst Larry Sabato, who was to moderate the debate, said quote -"We firmly believe that it is crucial for the citizens of Virginia to see the gubernatorial candidates in this forum, but we feel that it is necessary to postpone it to a later date in light of today's military efforts.
(+++++++)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


The Warner campaign is already proposing that a joint lunchtime appearance already scheduled in Norfolk this coming Thursday be turned into the makeup debate.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 21:59:26]
[INQ=We have proposed making]
[SUPER=401-Mo Elleithee/Warner Campaign Press Secretary;]

((We have proposed making that the final debate and are inviting the statewide press corps to come on, to come on board and televise it so Virginians can see these two candidates side by side again.))
[RUNS=13]
[OUTQ=two candidates side-by-side again.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Meanwhile, the president of the Virginia Capital Correspondents Association, News 7's Ellen Qualls says ... quote-
"the substitution of the lunchtime event in Norfolk doesn't meet the criteria for a statewide audience. We hope that the Warner campaign will work with us to reschedule a new date."

The Earley campaign has said it will debate anytime anywhere.[8-11Voting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Voting]

Time is running out for those still planning to vote in next month's elections. Virginians have until 5 o'clock tomorrow to register to vote for the state's next governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and 100 members of the House of Delegates. Many local races are also on the ballot. Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.