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Ahead on NEWS 7 at six...
The main Washington D-C post office is closed after a mail handler is diagnosed with the inhaled form of anthrax.
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And, some local bikers pull out their helments and hit the road to make Christmas a little brighter for needy families.
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And in sports, Scores and Highlights from the National Football League this afternoon.
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And Dale Earnhardt Junior wins a wild race at Talledega today.
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Sunny dry and warm weather continues across the region....I'll have your hometown forecast...

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A postal worker from Virginia is said to be "gravely ill", after being diagnosed with the dangerous inhaled form of anthrax.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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The man, who's reportedly from Stafford County, checked into the hospital on Friday. Officials say he's employed at the Washington, D-C postal office-- which processed an anthrax contaminated letter sent to the Senate majority leader last week. Drew Levinson has more.
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(((LOCATOR: Washington, DC )
The Postal Worker handles mail at the same Washington facility that sorts letters and packages for the capitol-that includes the anthrax-laced letter sent to Senate Majority leader Tom Daschle.
Tests confirmed today the man has inhaled anthrax-the most deadly form of the rare disease.

(SOT MAYOR ANTHONY WILLIAMS/WASHINGTON)


13:04:28 -- I WANT TO START OUT BY SENDING THE PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES OF EVERYONE IN OUR CITY TO THE GENTLEMAN WHO IS NOW GRAVELY ILL FROM CONTRACTING ANTHRAX.
Government officials have ordered more than 21-hundred employees at the mail processing center and another facility to be tested for anthrax exposure.
The man-whose name has not been released-is the ninth person diagnosed with Anthrax in this country since a Florida man died of inhaled anthrax earlier this month. Todays announcement comes one day after health inspectors found the bacteria in a mail bundling machine in a House office building just a few blocks from the Capitol. While the war against Anthrax is being fought on American soil-the bombing battle continues in Afghanistan. US warplanes attacked Taliban positions near a front line north of the capital of Kabul. It could indicate the beginning of a more aggressive campaign. Sunday-Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Richard Myers said US bombers have hit a lot of terrorist training camps.

(SOT: RICHARD MYERS/CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF) - 10:43:36

"THEY WON'T BE DOING ANY TRAINING IN THE NEAR FUTURE IN AFGHANISTAN."

President Bush headed back to the U.S., after attending an economic summit in China. He also shored up support for his anti-terrorism campaign ... during the latest round of arms talks with Russian President, Vladimir Putin.

(SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH)

"AMERICA AND I IN PARTICULAR WILL REMEMBER THIS ACT OF FRIENDSHIP IN THIS TIME OF NEED."

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For the past three years, legislation has prevented states and localities from taxing Internet access.
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U-S Senator George Allen wants to extend that moratorium, which he says also prevents discriminatory taxes on Internet transactions.
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((GEORGE ALLEN: IN OTHER WORDS, SOME OF THE COUNTIES, CITIES AND STATES HAVE A SPECIAL TAX JUST BECAUSE IT'S THE INTERNET OR A FEE FOR INTERNET ACCESS WHICH COULD BE VERY HARMFUL FOR MORE LOWER MIDDLE INCOME PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE THAT DISPOSABLE INCOME.))
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The moratorium expires today, so Allen says he'll be pushing for a short term extension later this week.

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A woman from Union Hall died following an accident this morning in Franklin County. State Police say 62 year old Patricia Shopland was driving along Route 834 when she ran off the road and hit a tree shortly after ten- o'clock. Shopland was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital where she died about an hour later. Police say Shopland was not wearing her seatbelt, and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

[Charity-Festival]


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An event held in Roanoke County today benefited not just one but several charities.
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The Roanoke Moose Lodge in Salem hosted the first "Charity Fest."
Each charity set up a booth where for a small fee you could, among other things, play golf, sing karaoke, as well as have your caricature done.
Proceeds will go toward seven area charities including Saint Francis of Assisi, Habitat for Humanity, and Virginia's Association of the Blind.
Today's event raised more than eleven hundred dollars.
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[Bike-Run]


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An early Christmas present arrived today for some needy families in our area.
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More than sixty bikers took part in the annual Ride Round the Valley toy run for the Community Christmas Store.
Bikers donated ten dollars or a toy for a chance to ride around the Roanoke Valley.
The Community Christmas Store is an organization that assists needy families from Salem, Roanoke County, and Vinton.


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((ANGIE APGAR/ORGANIZER: THEY'LL COME IN EITHER FRIDAY OR SATURDAY AND THEY SHOP THROUGH THE STORE. THEY GO WITH A HOST OR HOSTESS AND GO TO EACH DEPARTMENT SUCH AS CLOTHING DEPARTMENT, HOUSEHOLD GOODS, TOYS, AND ALSO FOOD AND THEY'RE ABLE TO PICK THE ITEMS THAT THEY NEED RATHER THAN SOMEONE PRE-DETERMINING WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO GET.))
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Families must first fill out an application before the store opens for those two days in December.
The organization assisted more than five hundred families last year.
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Still to come on News 7 at 6, viewers respond to allegations of discrimination at a New River Valley restaurant following last month's attacks...
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and three cheers went out for a competition in Roanoke today... But first, let's get a quick look at the forecast on a beautiful sunny day. Here's Leo Hirsbrunner in the Weather Center.
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Native American culture filled Roanoke County this weekend.
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It was all part of the 7th annual Native American Pow Wow.
Members of area tribes demonstrated storytelling, dancing, basket weaving, and tipi living.
Indians in full dance regalia also competed for prize money.
The two day event wrapped up today at Green Hill Park in West Salem.
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There was something to cheer about in Roanoke today.
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19- cheerleading squads took part in the annual Cheerleading Olympics held at Victory Stadium. Cheerleaders aged 6 to 14 had six minutes to perform a chant, a cheer, and a dance routine.
The one dollar admission fee helps to fund youth athletic programs put on by Roanoke's Parks and Recreation Department. Before today's event, the Roanoke Dazzle interactive squad made its first public appearance. They are known as the Star City Squad. The team will perform at all Dazzle home games beginning in November.
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[Feedback-October 21]


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Many of the people who wrote to News-7 this week focused on our story about discrimination against a restaurant in the New River Valley.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with Feedback.
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((A visit from the FBI has taken a huge bite out of business at Ciro's pizza parlors in southwest Virginia.
The owner's an American citizen, born in Egypt, who asked the government's help investigating a threat against him.

But that started rumors that HE may be a suspect.
One viewer from Woodlawn (Brandy Edwards) was outraged.
"Ciro's Pizza has been in this community since before I even moved here. Several people have eaten there and most on more than just a one time basis. Now because of cowards related to his ethnic background we deprive him of business. This is wrong and I am ashamed of the people who support not eating in Ciro's you should be ashamed and you are no better than the terrorist that attacked us on September 11, 2001. This is not the message we should be teaching our children."
Another person from Rocky Mount (P. Lilly) wrote:
"So sorry that in this day and age people are still having problems with race. Get better informed, parents that refused pizza! Ignorance is the biggest fear factor. Keep going, Ciro's. Show your true colors with pride and love for American and your neighbors."
If you'd like to comment on a news story, or an issue of public interest, write to PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
You can send a fax to 343-7269, or email to news@wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))



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Still ahead on News 7 at 6, the November election is just around the corner... Do you think you're politically savvy?

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...one Henry County man might have something to say about that if you're pinning your hopes on one candidate. We'll have his story just ahead. Stay with us.
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Want to push this guy's buttons? You'll have to have quite a knowledge of politics. In this week's Virginia Profile, Justin McLeod introduces to us to a Henry County resident who has a real passion for things political.
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((NAT SOUND OF JOHN SHOWING US BUTTONS))
((If you've ever wondered the meaning of a hot button issue, just ask this guy.
His name is John Bowles and he's a real political junkie.
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((JOHN BOWLES/COLLECTOR: YEAH, THATS VERY SAFE TO SAY.))
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Here's why.
John collects campaign buttons.
Its a hobby that started more than 25 years ago.
And today, he has more than 700 campaign collectibles.
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((JOHN BOWLES/COLLECTOR: I COULD PROBABLY HAVE A NICE GARAGE FULL OF HISTORY MUSEUM.))
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And what a history it is.
He has buttons from national, state, and local campaigns.
Some are more recent, while others date back to the early 1900's.
His oldest item comes from Virginia's gubernatorial election back in 1885.
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((JOHN BOWLES: THIS IS A RIBBON OF GENERAL FITZ LEE WHO WAS THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR AND HE WON THAT YEAR.))
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Bowles also collects other campaign memorabilia.
His most valuable is this orginal John F. Kennedy campaign poster.
Its worth anywhere between 400 and 600 dollars.
Then there's this rare item from the 1980 presidential campaign.
It's a poster showing Ronald Reagan working at McDonald's.
The headline reads "Give Ronald a job he can handle."
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((JOHN BOWLES: McDONALD'S SAW THE GOLDEN ARCHES AND IMMEDIATELY FILED A LAWSUIT CLAIMING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.))
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Each button has its own unique story and John Bowles likes to tell them.
He often visits area schools to share his experiences and his collection.
After all, this is more than just a hobby, its a way of preserving history.
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((JOHN BOWLES: HOPEFULLY THEY WILL KEEP THESE ITEMS AND THIS WILL BE PART OF HISTORY THAT PEOPLE WILL GET TO SEE AFTER I'M GONE.))
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Part of that history will be Bowles' own run for elective office.
He lost a bid to become Clerk of Courts in Henry County.
The only thing he has to show for it is a button from his campaign.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Martinsville.))


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And coming up in sports, Dale Earnhardt, Junior takes the checkered flag at Talladega this afternoon.
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And the Washington Redskins get their first win of the season beating Carolina on a field goal in overtime.
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Dale Earnhardt, Junior took the lead on the white flag and he holds off Tony Stewart to win at Talladega.
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Dale Earnhardt, Junior would make his move and take over the lead just 15 laps into the 500 mile race.
As is the norm for restrictor plate racing the cars remained close together around the 2 and a half mile oval.
Tony Stewart decided to stay in the back of the field he was running 37-th at this point in the race.
Then just past the halfway mark Todd Bodine gets tapped in the rear he hits the wall hard bringing out the caution. Elliott Sadler and Casey Atwood also got involved in the crash.
With less than 2 laps to go 30 cars were still on the lead lap then leader Bobby Labonte gets loose in the middle of a pack and crashes collecting 16 cars all the drivers were alright.
Earnhardt Junior then held off Tony Stewart to win the E-A Sports 500 and he also won the 1 million dollar bonus.
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Stewart was second followed by Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth and bobby Hamilton.




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Brett Conway booted a short field goal in overtime to give Washington its first win of the season a 17 to 14 victory over Carolina.
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The Panthers got the jump in the first quarter Chris Weinke goes to the air and hits tight end Wesley Walls on the 2 yard T-D pass and Carolina took the 7 to nothing lead.
Washington's defense would pick off 2 Weinke passes in the first half. This one came at a good time as the Panthers were inside the Redskins 5 yard line.
Then in the second half Weinke hands off to Tim Biakabutuka he runs through the Redskin defense for the 10 yard T-D to make it 14 to nothing in the 4th quarter.
But the Redskin defense would come up big again this time Levar Arrington picks off the Weinke pass and he takes it 67 yards for the touchdown and and the Skins cut the lead to 14 to 7.
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The Washington offense would finally get it into the end zone on this play Tony Banks hits Rod Gardner the play covers 85 yards and the game was tied at 14 to 14 with 7 minutes left Brett Conways field goal in overtime to and Washington wins it 17 to 14.
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Plenty of action this afternoon in the National Football League so lets check some of the final and partial scores.
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The Virginia Tech football team had the weekend off.
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The off week allowed tech defensive tackle Chad Beasley to come out to Emory and Henry and watch his little brother Jared and his Wasps take on Bridgewater.
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Beasley and his Hokies take on Syracuse next Saturday in Blacksburg. The week off has definitely been helpful.
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Golf is therapeutic not only mentally but physcially and today some of the physcially challenge in the area found out about the therapy golf offers.
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The Golf Challenge is more than just a tournament its a three day event that includes two clinic's conducted by National amputee golf pro Sonny Ackerman who is known for teaching his Adaptive Golf Techniques.
Ackerman lost his leg 11 years ago.
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William Byrd student Jared Price was one of many to attend the clinic. The 15 year old lost his leg in a boating accident.
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A clinic will be held tomorrow morning at Ashley Plantation before a captains choice tournament.