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Virginia's candidates for governor are preparing for what could be their final debate tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, thousands of visitors haven't been able to pull Bedford's D-Day Memorial out of its money pit.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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In sports, Michael Jordan will sit out the Wizards exhibition games this week the Yankees talk about tonight's opener against the Oakland A's
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[VO-NAT]


And the Atlanta Braves lead the National League playoff series with Houston 2 games to none.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Warmer temperatures and a few more clouds highlight the forecast straight ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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((I WANT TO BE ABLE TO OFFER TO ANY POTENTIAL DONOR THE ASSURANCE THAT THIS PROJECT ISN'T ANYTHING BUT A SOLID AND ETHICAL OPERATION.))
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[OUT Q=and ethical operation.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Bedford County's biggest tourist attraction finds itself in big financial trouble.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Now a local prosecutor is being asked to check the numbers and determine why they don't add up.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[D-Day]
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[TAPE#=01-35 TC1:42:56]
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It sits atop the highest point in Bedford, but today the D-Day Memorial finds itself in a major hole.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=D-Day Memorial]


Central Virginia's 20- million dollar tribute to valor and sacrifice has rung up nearly five million dollars in bills it can't pay.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SUPER=01-Bill McIntosh/Interim Director; :27]
[SUPER=01-Del. Lacey Putney/(I) Bedford; 1:12]
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The problems came to light in late April as the D-Day Foundation was racing to get the memorial ready for President Bush's visit and dedication on June 6th.
Construction costs ran high, new expenses cropped up.. and funds that had been set aside for other projects were used to pay some bills.
D-Day still owes its architect a million dollars.. two and a half million dollars to its contractor Coleman- Adams.
So far, they're willing to wait.
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((BILL MCINTOSH/INTERIM DIRECTOR: FROM A CONTRACTOR'S POINT OF VIEW AND A SUBCONTRACTOR'S POINT OF VIEW THAT'S WAITING FOR THE MONEY, IT'S SERIOUS. PEOPLE WANT TO BE PAID FOR WORK THAT THEY HAVE PERFORMED AND WE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.))
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The question remains how did this happen.
Former president Richard Burrow resigned just three weeks after the dedication.. whether this was a management problem, McIntosh doesn't know.
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((MCINTOSH: I MUST TELL YOU I WAS NOT INVOLVED IN AND HAVE NOT ATTEMPTED TO MAKE THAT ASSESSMENT BECAUSE I DON'T THINK THAT I'M QUALIFIED TO MAKE THAT ASSESSMENT.))
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[OUT Q=that assessment.]


So McIntosh has asked Bedford County prosecutor Randy Krantz to.. in his words.. not investigate, but review the foundation's books.
Delegate Lacey Putney.. who helped secure millions in state funding for D-Day.. says he wasn't pleased to hear about the problems.
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((DEL. LACEY PUTNEY/I- BEDFORD: BUT I THINK THE BOARD, THE OFFICERS, THE LEADERSHIP OF THE FOUNDATION.. .. WILL MOVE FORWARD.))
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No word on when the financial review will be completed.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))

[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:51:02]
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The fate of a Roanoke County businessman's finances is not yet decided.
It's now in the hands of a federal magistrate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Bob Kopstein is the CEO of Optical Cable corporation.
He owes several million dollars to six large brokerage firms that lent him money for other investments.
Kopstein's attorney and those of the brokerage firms have been negotiating repayment all day.
An agreement is not expected until later this week.
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[Debate]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
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The entire state will be watching tonight as the candidates for Governor meet in the Roanoke.
Mark Earley and Mark Warner will debate here in the studios of WDBJ7, for what may be the final statewide televised debate of the campaign.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and JoeD /Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is outside the station tonight, where supporters of the candidates have already started to gather. Joe, what's happening out there
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(Rollcue: the side show is in full swing... )
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[SUPER=401-Mark Earley/(R) Candidate for Governor; :27]
[SUPER=401-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor; :45]
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[OUT Q=why my opponent doesn't trust the people.]


((Mark Warner was in the studio taking a closer look at debate arrangements this afternoon, as Mark Earley was arriving at the Roanoke Airport.
Warner's workers lined Colonial Avenue with hundreds of signs... while city employees followed behind and confiscated many that were placed improperly on a city right of way.
The candidates promised a wide-ranging discussion later tonight, but were also sounding many of the same issues they raised last week in Richmond.
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[IN Q=There are key differences]

((MARK EARLEY: THERE ARE KEY DIFFERENCES INT HIS CAMPAIGN PRIMARILY ON THE ISSUE OF TAXES. I'VE TAKEN A PLEDGE NOT TO RAISE TAXES MY OPPONENT REFUSES TO TAKE THAT PLEDGE. AND IN FACT HAS INTRODUCED A PLAN THAT CALLS FOR ALMOST A BILLION DOLLARS INCREASE IN SALES TAXES IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. AS WE JUST THINK PARTICULARLY IN THIS ECONOMY THAT'S THE LAST THING WE OUGHT TO BE DOING.)) ((MARK WARNER: MY OPPONENT I'M SURE TONIGHT WILL CONTINUE TO DISTORT.... I'M NOT SURE WHY MY OPPONENT DOESN'T TRUST THE PEOPLE. ))
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[LIVE=JoeD /FULL Microwave]
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Voters across Virginia can decide for themselves... Keith
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This debate will be broadcast live on a dozen television and radio stations... and tape delayed on a few more... so tonight's debate should have the largest audience of any joint appearance this campaign.

[City-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The woman challenging Roanoke's Sheriff in next month's election says women are being passed over for promotions. 22-year employee Octavia Johnson says Sheriff George McMillan is using 34 female infirmary and food service workers to "beef up" his percentage of women and minority employees. Johnson says the employees do not technically work for the sheriff's department, but work for subcontractors instead.
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[VO-NAT]
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At a press conference in Roanoke today, Johnson said the Roanoke sheriff's department has about 34 percent minorities and women, and not the 42 percent that McMillan claims.
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[INQ=Our department...]

((OCTAVIA JOHNSON/(R) ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF CANDIDATE; OUR DEPARTMENT HAS 196 EMPLOYEES AND OF THOSE 196, ONLY ONE WOMAN IS IN A SUPERVISORY POSITION.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Sheriff McMillan was unavailable for comment today because of personal reasons.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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A Hill City landmark goes on the auction block.
More on that when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And the man who helped negotiate an end to the Vietnam war... talks about America's new war on terrorism and its future effects.
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[National-Update]
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The United States is unleashing more air attacks in Afghanistan... described as the heaviest so far.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Defense officials say the military will soon turn to more aggressive means to target Taliban and terrorist leaders.
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[VO-NAT]


5-thousand pound laser guided bombs called "bunker busters" will be used to destroy underground lairs where members of the Taliban are believed to be hiding out.
Officials also say helicopter- borne special- forces teams are poised for what could be a primary role in the next phase of the campaign.
President Bush released the names and pictures of 22 of the worlds most wanted terrorists.
The list includes Osama bin Laden and his top deputies and 19 others the white house says are just as dangerous.
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[Kissinger]


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The President's handling of the war is winning praise from former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. President Nixon's National Security Advisor says the current Administration is sending the message that "an attack on the United States is neither free nor safe."
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(( Kissinger addressed a crowd at Virginia Military Institute. Having helped negotiate the end of the Vietnam War, Kissinger is acutely aware of the memories that continue to nag the national conscience... and he's hopeful America's new sense of unity can help set that aside.
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((MANY OF THE DEBATES THAT GREW OUT OF THE VIETNAM WAR... MANY OF THOSE DEBATES CAN NOW BE OVERCOME.))
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While he has high praise for President Bush and his response to the terrorist's attacks, Kissinger had one warning.
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((WE SHOULD BE CAREFUL OF NATION BUILDING IN AFGHANISTAN.))
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He points out that Afghanistan is a nation of warring tribes.
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((IF WE GET INVOLVED IN TRYING TO RE-BUILD AFGHANISTAN, WE WILL FACE THE PROBLEM EVERY OCCUPIER OF AFGHANISTAN HAS HAD. AFTER YOU OCCUPY KABUL, HOW DO YOU GOVERN THE COUNTRYSIDE?))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Re-building Afghanistan, Kissinger says, is a job for the United NATIONS.

[Spanky's]


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One of Lynchburg's downtown landmarks was on the auction block today..
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After an eight- year run, Spanky's Restaurant on Main Street shut its doors earlier this year.
The property reportedly had several mortgages on it and today it was sold at an auction that attracted a number of would- be investors.
The building was eventually sold to Lynchburg businessman Wayne Booth for 140- thousand dollars.
The 16-thousand square foot structure had been appraised at 400- thousand dollars.
It's located in one of Lynchburg's Enterprise Zones which makes it eligible for grants and tax credits for anyone wanting to renovate it.
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[Stocks]


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Stocks shot higher today despite some bad earnings news from Motorola. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 188 points.
NASDAQ gained 56.
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[Breast-Cancer]
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One in eight women will develop breast cancer.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Mammograms are the single most effective method for detection.
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But interpreting a mammogram isn't always easy because of the complex nature of breast tissue.
Radiologists at Montgomery Regional Hospital now have some help.
Doctor R2 has joined the staff.
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((DR. BERTRAM NEWMARK/MONTGOMERY REGIONAL HOSPITAL; IT HAS BEEN SHOWN THAT THIS NEW R2 TECHNOLOGY CAN FIND PERHAPS AND ADDITIONAL 20 PERCENT OF EARLY BREAST CANCER))
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[OUT Q=of early breat cancer]
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R-2 is a computer aided detection system that can interpret a digital mammogram and show doctors with either a triangle or asterisk which areas it believes are in the early stages of breast cancer.
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[Sports Tease]


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And coming up in sports, The Braves go 2 up on Houston in the National League playoffs.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll meet an eskimo who will wear the Roanoke Express colors this season.
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[S-MLB]


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[WRITER=rst]
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Tom Glavine and John Smoltz combined on a 7 hitter as the Braves beat the Houston Astros today 1 to nothing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/FAM; :]


Game two was back in Houston this afternoon.
The Braves would score the only run of the game in the second inning. Rey Sanchez hits into this double play but B.J. Surhoff crosses the plate for the score and the Braves led the game 1 to nothing.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/1/Houston/0/;]


Smoltz came into the game in the bottom of the ninth and he gets Moises Alou to pop out ending the game with the Braves winning 1 to nothing.
Atlanta leads the series 2 games to none.
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[S-Yankees]


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The New York Yankees open the American League playoffs tonight in the Big Apple. The Yankees will send Roger Clemens to the hill in game one against the Oakland A's
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Mark Mulder starts for the A's.

[S-Golf]


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Earlier this year the Martinsville Speedway announced the formation of its Children's Foundation. At that time, the newly formed charitable organization said it would use a fall golf tournament to initially fill its coffers. The captain's choice event takes place tomorrow at the Chatmoss Country Club at 11am.
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More than 40 members of the racing community including many drivers, crew members and announcers are scheduled to play in the event on Thursday. The one notable absence will be Dale Jarrett - Winston Cup's top golfer. DJ is still recovering from a broken rib.
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[S-Jordan]


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Michael Jordan played in a Wizard scrimmage last night in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wilmington, NC/COMCAST; :]


And people in Detroit and Miami will now get to see Michael play in both exhibition games.
Jordan changes his mind later today saying he would join his teammates for the games even though he is not in the best shape.
Jordan says he's behind schedule after breaking 2 ribs during a pickup game this summer.
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[S-Express]


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When the Express takes the ice Friday night against Dayton in the season opener, fans have a chance to watch one of hockey's real success stories. Steve Mason has more on rookie Terrence Tootoo.
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((Terrence Tootoo is a stocky 180 pound center who made the team on effort and heart and then skill. Tootoo is part eskimo and part Ukranian. He was raised in the harsh elements of Rankin Inlet, Nunuvet, a hunting and fishing community located about 200 or so miles south of the Arctic circle. Terrence grew up on a diet that was down right primitive. ((:))
Tootoo and his family consider Caribu a delicacy. Due to hockey, he is home only two weeks a year now, but loves to go hunting with his father and brother. They kill baluga whales and eat the whale meat right on the spot, raw. The dangers of his natural world keep him on his toes.
((:))
Igloos are not far from his house and the only way out of his town is by plane. 10 degrees above 0 makes for a warm summer day Terrence says, 60 below is a cold one. Tootoo is a favorite in the Express locker room and while he is tough on the ice he has a hard time digesting American food.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))

[Recap-Debate]
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News 7 will be back on the air tonight at eight o-clock.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


That's when Republican Mark Earley and Democrat Mark Warner will face off in debate.
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[SUPER=405-Roanoke]


Their supporters are already gathering outside our Colonial Avenue studios.
The debate is the last one scheduled before November's election.
The appearance is sponsored by the Virginia Capitol Correspondents' Association and the University of Virginia Center for Governmental Studies.
U-V-A political analyst Larry Sabato will be the moderator.
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