Coming up on News 7-
The annual New York City marathon takes on new meaning this year....
The race for governor of Virginia has the candidates pounding the pavement across the state.
Hurricane Michelle barrels into Cuba...
Plus, a new title for the Material Girl.
News 7 is next.
30- thousand runners pound the pavement in New York in honor of those killed in the World Trade Center attacks...
While... New York's Mayor deals with another threat.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
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The package sent to City Hall in New York containing traces of anthrax was mailed from N-B-C two weeks ago.
The network says the package was most likely cross contaminated by a letter mailed to anchor Tom Brokaw.
More spores were also detected in a mail room at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the nation's capital.
Gretchen Carlson joins us now from New York with more on the day's events.
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[SUPER=141-Rudolph Giuliani/New York Mayor]
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A GAME SEVEN YANKEES WIN WOULD GIVE FANS ONE MORE REASON TO LOVE NEW
IN THESE TENSE TIMES, A WORLD SERIES VICTORY IS JUST WHAT THE CITY
(MORE YANKEES NATS)
(STANDUP BRIDGE - GRETCHEN CARLSON/REPORTING "As a sign, life must go
on, the nyc marathon went on as scheduled too. More than 30 thousand
runners from all over the world participated in the race, appropriately
re-named, united we run.")
(NATS - RUNNERS)
THERE WERE REMINDERS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH ALL AROUND.
FROM UNPRECENDENTED SECURITY, TO A CHANGED VIEW OF LOWER MANHATTAN.
TEN PEOPLE RAN IN PLACE OF RELATIVES, WHO WERE KILLED IN THE TERRORIST
OTHERS DEDICATED EVERY STEP TO THE VICTIMS.
(MOS SOTS 01:17:46 you see so many people running with flags ... and
it's warm it's heartfelt.
15:14 it renews my spirit ... i was really down i was afraid to fly.)
BUT FEAR STILL DWELLS IN MANHATTAN, AS MORE TRACES OF ANTHRAX ARE
FOUND AT CITY HALL.
THIS TIME, ON A PACKAGE FROM NBC NEWS.
(GIULIANI BITE - 15:31:50 "No one has shown symptoms, i'm sure this will
work its way out.")
(NATS - BOMBING)
IN AFGHANISTAN, B-52 BOMBERS LAUNCHED THE BIGGEST SINGLE AIRSTRIKE
YET ON SUNDAY -- DROPPING MORE THAN A HUNDRED BOMBS ON THE TALIBAN FRONT
(SOT DONALD RUMSFELD/U-S DEFENSE SECRETARY - "15:31:32 We are
agressively attempting to find and root out terrorist networks.")
BUT THE SECRETARY says TO DO THAT, IT WILL TAKE HELP FROM DOZENS OF
COUNTRIES ACROSS THE GLOBE. ))
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Hurricane Michelle has slammed into Cuba's coast-- packing winds up to 135 miles an hour.
Jennifer Jones reports--- heavy surf is now pounding beaches in the lower Florida Keys.
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HEAVY SURF POUNDS THE SOUTH FLORIDA COAST AS HURRICANE MICHELLE INCHES
CLOSER. ALTHOUGH FORECASTERS DON'T EXPECT THE STORM TO MAKE A DIRECT
HIT HERE....RESIDENTS ARE TAKING NO CHANCES.
"A COUPLE OF STORM SHUDDERS FOR MY KIDS ROOMS BECAUSE YOU GOT TO PROTECT
WHILE PEOPLE HERE KNOW THEY HAVE TO BE READY...SOME WERE HOPING THIS
COULD BE A HURRICANE FREE SEASON.
"WE ALMOST MADE IT THROUGH THE WHOLE SEASON. 3 OR 4 DAYS AGO WE SAID,
OH WE HAVEN'T HAD A HURRICANE ALL SEASON, NOW I GUESSITS TIME."
(LOCATOR: KEY WEST FLORIDA)
FORECASTERS SAY MICHELLE IS LIKELY TO BRUSH OR POSSIBLY HIT KEY WEST
FIRST. STRONG WINDS, RAIN AND HIGH SURF HAVE ALREADY ARRIVED... AND
AUTHORITIES THERE HAVE ORDERED A MANDATORY EVACUATION OF THE ENTIRE
CHAIN OF ISLANDS.
"HOPEFULLY WE WON'T HAVE A SEROUS HURRICANE BUT WE ARE JUST TAKING
PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP THINGS SAFE."
MICHELLE SLAMMED INTO CUBA SUNDAY NIGHT... PACKING WINDS UP TO 135 MILES
PER HOUR. THE STORM FORCED THE EVACUATION OF HALF A MILLION PEOPLE
SOT: Ed Rappaport/Deputy Director National Hurricane Center
"UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE EXPECTING THAT THERE WILL BE CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE,
PERHAPS LOSS OF LIFE ASSOCIATED WITH MICHELLE'S PASSAGE OVER CUBA.
In less than three days, Virginians will elect a new governor.
The latest Richmond Times-Dispatch poll shows Democrat Mark Warner with a thirteen point lead over his Republican challenger.
But as Justin McLeod found out, despite the numbers, Mark Earley says he can win on Tuesday.
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((((NAT SOUND OF EARLEY ARRIVING))
Mark Earley arrived in Danville Sunday afternoon behind in the polls.
But the candidate says the polls have been wrong before.
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((MARK EARLEY: EVERY RACE I'VE RUN FOR ANY OFFICE FOR THE FIRST TIME I ALWAYS BEHIND IN THE POLLS UNTIL ELECTION DAY.))
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((NAT SOUND OF RALLY))
This weekend Governor Gilmore joined Senators George Allen and John Warner on a last ditch campaign swing for Mark Earley.
But one prominent Republican who has widespread popularity here in Virginia is missing from the campaign trail.
President Bush remains in Washington.
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((MARK EARLEY: WE'RE IN A VERY UNIQUE TIME IN HISTORY WITH THIS WAR ON TERRORISM AND HIS FIRST PRIORITY IS GOING TO BE WHAT MY FIRST PRIORITY IS AND THATS THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF OUR CITIZENS.))
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: AHEAD IN THE POLLS MARK WARNER CHANGED HIS FOCUS IN THE LAST WEEKEND OF THE CAMPAIGN. HE APPEARED AT SEVERAL RALLIES WHERE HE ENCOURAGED THE PUBLIC TO GET OUT AND VOTE. AND ALTHOUGH HE MAY BE AHEAD BY AS MANY AS SIX POINTS IN THE LATEST MASON/DIXON POLLS, WARNER SAYS THE ONLY ONE THAT COUNTS IS THE ONE ON TUESDAY.))
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((NAT SOUND OF MARTINSVILLE RALLY))
Warner visited Richlands, Norton, and Clintwood on Sunday.
His final appearance in southside came Friday night.
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((MARK WARNER: WE'RE RUNNING THIS CAMPAIGN LIKE WE'RE A FEW POINTS BEHIND BECAUSE THATS THE KIND OF ENERGY WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET ALL OUR VOTERS TO THE POLLS ON TUESDAY.))
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Although Warner is ahead in two different polls, both Warner and Earley plan to campaign non-stop until Tuesday.
Both will make a final swing in Roanoke Monday morning.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville.))
Meanwhile, this year's election will likely earn a place in Virginia history as the most expensive ever.
Election officials say the six major party candidates are shelling out at least 37 million dollars in their quest for political office.
Earley and Warner will spend most of that in their race for governor. They're on target to spend more than 30 million dollars combined in the race.
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President Bush's national security adviser says the U.S. won't halt or lessen its military campaign during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Senator John Warner says the Bush administration made the right decision.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER: YOU GO BACK IN THE HISTORY OF THAT PART OF THE WORLD AND I'VE STUDIED IT MANY TIMES, A LOT OF THE TOUGHEST FIGHTING WAS INITIATED BY THE MUSLIMS THEMSELVES IN BATTLES YEARS GONE, IN RAMADAN.))
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Warner is a member of the Armed Services Committee.
When asked if he thought the war was going well or if it was time for full ground troops, Warner said he'll leave that
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Governor Gilmore now admits the car tax cut could be in jeopardy.
Gilmore says it's too soon to tell whether a sharp decline in Virginia's economy will hurt the state's ability to complete the elimination of the car tax next year.
But the Governor says the state's economic woes will make that task difficult.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: VIRGINIA'S ECONOMY HAD GONE DOWN ALONG WITH THE 49 STATES ALONG WITH THE UNITED STATES. IT LOOK LIKE IT WAS BEGINNING TO TURN AND THEN THE ATTACK OCCURED. AND NOW VIRGINIA HAS LOST 1.2 BILLION'S IN REVNENUES. WE HAVE HAD ONE OF OUR MAJOR AIRPORTS CLOSED AND IT HAS BEEN A SERIOUS ECONOMIC DOWNTURN THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.))
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Gilmore says the state must meet certain triggers this year before implementing the final phase-out of the car tax.
Still ahead on News 7 at 11, music has the ability to reach people of all ages and backgrounds, we'll take a look at a unique way to learn what happens behind the music.
and dozens of people are injured in a bus crash after a passenger gets into an argument with the driver. We'll have that and more coming up.
An irate passenger is being blamed for the crash of a Greyhound bus early this morning in Arizona.
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Authorities say the passenger became angry when he was told he could NOT smoke on board.
Police say the man grabbed the wheel during a struggle with the driver as the bus traveled at 70- miles an hour.
The bus rolled on it side-- injuring more than 30- passengers, one critically.
Officials say the Phoenix man has been arrested and charged with
37 counts of aggravated assault.
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Our viewer mail continues to focus on the war against terrorism.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with Feedback.
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((The Pentagon has acknowledged that some of the bombs that have fallen on Afghanistan have hit civilian targets by mistake.
A viewer from Lynchburg (Garland Luckado) points out: "Every night you report on Afghan casualties that are the result of errant bombings. Although regrettable, unintentional civilian casualties that are a result of combat actions are legal under international law...What I haven't seen on your news programs are daily interviews of the many burned and injured victims still in hospitals in this country that were a result of the attack on the WTC, or how their families are coping...Your reporting can change the sentiment against US forces and what they are trying to accomplish. Whose side are you on?"
Another viewer (Dee Weeks/Christiansburg) urges support for the president.
"Our President is doing a difficult job the best way he knows how. I believe we should stand behind him and pray that God will continue to give him wisdom to lead this country. Let's send him messages of support, not criticism. He's doing this for us; to defend the freedom that we have enjoyed and I'm afraid taken for granted for so long."
Our address at News-7 is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022.
Here's our fax number, 343-7269.
And our email address, email@example.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
Up ahead, the Bears barely beat the Browns, the Giants get by the Cowboys, and the Redskins ground the Seahawks. Roy Stanley will have the highlights in sports.
and also, a select group in London got a sneak preview of the new Harry Potter movie. We'll give you a quick look at the movie coming up a little later.
America's Material Girl has topped even the Queen of England.
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Madonna has earned nearly 44- million dollars so far this year in her adopted home of Britain--
According to the Sunday Times newspaper-- that makes her the highest earning woman in England.
Second on the list.... was the creator of Harry Potter.
Queen Elizabeth placed third, with an income of 22-point-two
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Just what does go into a hit single or a great album?
A new exhibit, in the form of a bus, is taking people behind the notes, and into the music.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has the story.
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The Electric Bus let's you be a songwriter, singer and music producer.
The traveling museum is on a tour of college campuses across the country.
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((KENNY DERANLEAU/ELECTRIC BUS TOUR; AND THAT'S WHERE WE LIKE TO BE, THEY UNDERSTAND IT REAL WELL MOST OF THEM ARE LISTENING TO THIS KIND OF MUSIC.))
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They, are people like Virginia Tech student Ray Delossantos.
The 24-year-old college junior says music is a major part of his life.
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((RAY DELOSSANTOS/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT; AHH IT'S ALMOST LIKE BREATHING, SO YES I DO I LISTEN TO MUSIC ALL THE TIME.))
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Ray listens and creates some of his own.
His favorite past time is working as a D-J, an outlet where he can be creative with the sound.
The Electric Bus highlights all music with a concentration on rock n roll.
With artifacts, movies, exhibits and hands-on participation its message is to inspire.
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((TO SHOW PEOPLE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE WHOLE SONGWRITING PROCESS AND THAT ANYONE CAN WRITE A SONG THAT MUSIC IS IN ALL OF US.))
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NATS TC 21:01:05 "ONES THE ORIGINIAL RADIO VERSION"
Ray says he will walk away from this with some new ideas.
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((A LOT OF PEOPLE GET THEIR INFLUENCES FROM LISTENING TO WHAT OTHER ARTISTS HAVE DONE AND FROM THERE THEY CAN TAKE CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS FROM THAT AND ADD IT TO THE KIND OF MUSIC THEY LIKE.))
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to create songs of their own.
Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))
20 game winners Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling were on the mound for tonight's game seven of the World Series.
Both pitchers gave up runs and it was tied at 1 to 1 in the top of the 8-th.
New York rookie Alphonso Soriano hits a solo homer to left off Schilling and the Yankees led 2 to 1 but Luis Gonzalez hits a single up the middle with the bases loaded and the Diamondbacks win the World Series 3 to 2.
The Washington Redskins have now won three in a row.
Yesterday at Fed Ex field the Skins downed the Seattle Seahawks 27 to 14.
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Tony Banks got it started in the first quarter when he hooked up with Walter Rasby for this 7 yard T-D pass to make it 7 to nothing.
Seattle came right back Shawn Alexander takes the handoff and scores on the 41 yard run to make the score 7 to 7 still in the first quarter.
Stephen Davis rushed for 142 yards and this 1 yard T-D in the first quarter and the Redskins took a 20 to 7 lead at the half.
Then the Redskins opened the second half with Banks going to the air and hitting Michael Westbrook over the middle on the 14 yard pass the Skins led 27 to 7.
The Seahawks attempted a comeback in the second half but this Trent Dilfer T-D pass to Darrrel Jackson was not enough Washington wins it 27 to 14.
The Giants kept pace in the N-F-C East. Morten Andersen's 42 yard field goal in overtime gave the Giants a 27 to 24 win over Dallas.
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The Giants enter Giant Stadium just before the kickoff.
Dallas dominated the first half Mario Edwards picks off this Kerry Collins pass picks up his blockers along the sideline and takes it 71 yards for the touchdown and the Cowboys took a 24 to 7 lead at the half.
But the Giants rallied Collins rolls out and hits Ike Hillard on this 9 yard touchdown pass play and the game was tied at 24 to 24 at the end of the fourth quarter.
Then a little over 7 minutes into overtime Andersen boots the 42 yard field goal and the Giants get the 27 to 24 win in overtime.
Kickers were the difference as the Baltimore Ravens beat Pittsburgh yesterday 13 to 10.
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The Ravens would take the lead in the first quarter when Shannon Sharpe pulls in this 13 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to 3 Baltimore.
But the Steelers would answer just before the half Kordell Stewart hooks up witht Plaxico Burress on this 21 yard touchdown pass play and the Steelers led 10 to 7 at the half.
Matt Stover would kick the winning field goal for the Ravens this 39 yarder with just over a minute remaining gave Baltimore the 13 to 10 win.
Green Bay Rallied from a 17 to 7 second half deficit to beat Tampa Bay 21 to 20.
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Tampa Quarterback Brad Johnson hits Dave Moore on the this touchdown pass play and the Bucs took a 10 to 7 lead at the half.
The Bucs then went up 17 to 7 in the third then Brett Favre hands off to Ahman Green he takes it to the house from 63 yards out and the Packers cut the lead to 17 to 14.
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But it was this punt return by Allen Rossum he takes it 55 yards for the score and the Packers beat the Buccaneers 21 to 20.
For the second straight week, The Chicago Bears have worked their special magic. This time an onside kick and a Hail Mary sends it to overtime against the Cleveland Browns.
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And just like last week, The pass is deflected into the air and Mike Brown hauls it in to score the touchdown the Bears beat the Browns in overtime and up their record to 6 and 1 in the Central.
And here are the N-F-L scores.
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Yesterday's 38 to 7 loss to Pittsburgh is the first time that Virginia Tech has lost 2 straight since the 1997 season.
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With the loss the Hokies continue to fall in the College Football polls.
Tech drops to 22-nd in the coaches poll and 23-rd in the Associated Press poll.
Tech will travel to Philadelphia next weekend for a game with the Temple Owls.
Joe Nemechek took the lead late in the race and he holds off the field winning the Pop Secret 400 at the Rock.
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Last weeks winner Jeff Burton was battling a tight car he was on the move from tthe 23-rd spot.
Kenny Wallace led the first 31 laps but on lap 61 Tony Stewart blew by him to take the lead of the race.
Jeff Gordon worked his way into the top 10 before he stopped for gas and tires.
Kenny Wallace came back he was riding in a group of cars but he was the leader at the halfway mark of the race.
Curt Busch in car Number 97 was working his way to the front he was the leader after 302 laps Nemechek was running second.
Rusty Wallace was trying to get to the front but with 33 laps to go he was in the 26-th position.
Nemechek took the lead witht over 90 laps to go and he held off Kenny Wallace to win the Pop Secret 400 for his second Winston Cup win.
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Kenny Wallace was second, followed by Johnny Benson, Dale Jarrett and Jerry Nadeau.
Points leader Jeff Gordon finished 25-th and Ricky Rudd was 8th.
For the second straight year, Canadian Mike Weir has won the final official event of the P-G-A tour.
Weir, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and P-G-A Champion David Toms finished regulation at 14 under par.
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Weir closed with a 67 and on the first hole of the sudden death playoff he rolls in this birdie putt to win the P-G-A tour championship.
It's Weir's first win of the season.
Els saw his streak of at least one victory on the P-G-A tour every year since 1994 come to an end.
The Redskins make it three in a row, more later on Mornin'.
And finally tonight, the Harry Potter premiere brought out the stars in full force.
A huge crowd of celebrities met in London to join the cast and crew of the movie "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone".
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The film is based largely on the popular first book of the series by J.K. Rowling that has captured audiences both young and old.
Daniel Radcliffe stars as the orphaned boy who is being raised by his aunt and uncle when he finds out his parents were wizards.
The film will be released on November 16th.