[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The candidates for governor are running out of time.
We'll check in with the major party hopefuls just hours before the election.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, what should have been a fun road trip ended suddenly for two out-of-towners.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports, the Tech 2001 Reports includes a gut check, a major and Tony Dorsett. Plus, the start time for the Tech-UVa game is set.
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[VO-NAT]

And two players with direct local ties help the D-backs win their first ever WORLD series.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


We can't beg, borrow or steal any rain so the forestry service hopes you will be very careful out there. The dry details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[IN Q=Who cares what]
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[OUT Q=hey Rex ( NAT High-Five)]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


In the final frenzied hours of Virginia's most expensive campaign ever, the exhausted candidates are working to electrify their volunteers.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It's election-eve 2001.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Warner]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#01-37 TC1:36:30 ]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Virginia Republicans may be hoping for a miracle.
Virginia Democrats are hoping it's the eve of a new era in the Commonwealth.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Either way, we know Mark will win. We had crews with both today.
[Double Boxes= and Ellen/Starlink]


Ellen Qualls is on Democrat Mark Warner's home turf tonight: old town Alexandria.
[Live=Ellen Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=419-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=405-Alexandria;]
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[IN Q=with a lead in the]
[SUPER=403-Alexandria; :00]
[SUPER=401-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor; :16]
[SUPER=401-Tim Kaine/(D) Candidate for Lt. Governor; :28]
[SUPER=401-Donald McEachin/(D) Candidate for Attorney General; :45]
[SUPER=401-Harold Schaitberger/Intl. Firefighters Assoc. President; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=god bless America, let's win!]
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[Live=Ellen Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=405-Alexandria;]
(ELLEN TOSSES TO STEVE IN FIELD)



[Earley]


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(ELLEN TOSSES TO STEVE IN THE FIELD)



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[SUPER=401-Gov. Jim Gilmore]
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[Overdose-Deaths]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC15:04]
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It's too soon to tell whether criminal charges will be filed in the case of two aapparent overdose deaths in Salem.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The two out-of-state young adults died late this morning after being delivered to the Family Practice Care Center in West Salem. Police say the two spent the night at a Salem inn with friends who sought help when the pair apparently failed to wake up after a night of partying.
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[SOT 2:21:42-2:21:52]
[IN Q=Well, from the information that has come...]

((MELINDA PAYNE/SALEM POLICE SPOKESPERSON: WELL, FROM THE INFORMATION THAT HAS COME FROM THE FRIENDS WHO BROUGHT THE TWO IN, THEY WERE DRINKING HEAVILY AND MAYBE USING MORPHINE.))
[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/Salem Police Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=maybe using morphine.]
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[VO-NAT]

The victims were an 18-year old man from Shelburne, Vermont and a 20-year old woman from Portland, Maine. Their names are being withheld until family can be notified. Police say they were travelling from concert to concert with a group of fans of the band "The String Cheese Incident".

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[Floyd-Body]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=dse]
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A Pennsylvania jury is deliberating today whether to impose the death penalty on a couple who killed a college student and hid her body in Floyd County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-October 2000;]


William Housman of Newville, Pennsylvania and Beth Ann Markman were convicted of first-degree murder last week.

They hid 18-year-old Leslie Rae White's body in an abandoned car on property owned by Houseman's mother in Floyd County.
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[Roanoke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Two young girls were hit by a car as they crossed Hershberger Road in Roanoke this afternoon.
Police say the girls, ages eight and ten, were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. There's no word on their conditions.
The driver of the car, Steven Crawford of Roanoke is charged with disregarding a traffic signal.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


New car sales at a local auto dealership turn into thousands of dollars for the Red Cross.
That's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And the candidates for governor go to bat to get Southwest Virginia voters to the polling place.
We'll explain how next.
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[GOTV]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A little earlier we showed you how Virginia's statewide candidates are marking the last few hours before tomorrow's election.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Earlier today, those same candidates paid a visit to the Roanoke Valley emphasizing the importance of voter turn-out.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Shannon /Microwave;]


Jennifer Miele is here to tell us about that.
Keith and Shannon, if there ever was a bottom of the ninth in the race, this is it...
[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=419-Jennifer Miele/jmiele*wdbj7.com]
[SUPER=405-Roanoke]

and there were enough baseball puns to go around at both campaigns today.
In fact, Both Warner and Early are slugging it out in hopes of high voter-turnout statistics.
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[SUPER=401-Brian Shepard/Warner Supporter; :34]
[SUPER=401-Ed Lynch/Earley Supporter; :51]
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[OUT Q=will strike out.]

((((MARK EARLY NAT SOUND: IT'S THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH. LET'S BRING IT HOME.)) [RUNS03]
The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Early three today.
The polls stood in Warner's favor with one campaign day left to play. [NAT SOUND OF MARK WARNER SONG] [RUNS05]
From 5 throats and more there rose a lusty yell;
It rumbled through the Roanoke Valley, it rattled in the dell.
With Kaine and McEachin by his side giving an encouraging pat,
Warner, and his army advanced to the bat.
[SOT]

((BRIAN SHEPARD/WARNER SUPPORTER: WE'VE GOT MORE THAN A COUPLE OF HUNDRED PEOPLE JUST IN THE CITY THAT WILL BE OUT THERE EITHER ON THE PHONES, OR DRIVING PEOPLE TO THE POLLS OR GOING DOOR TO DOOR.)) [RUNS10]
And now the voters hold the ball, and now Early wants them to go,
Vote he says, everyone, "we'll help get you to the polls!"
[SOT]

((ED LYNCH/EARLY SUPPORTER: WE'RE A VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION.. THE OTHER SIDE HAS A LOT OF HIRED PEOPLE, MANY FROM OUT OF STATE. WE HAVE TO RELY ON VOLUNTEERS, SO WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW MANY BUT WE KNOW WE'RE GOING TO BE OUT IN FULL FORCE.)) [RUNS10]
And somewhere Early is laughing, and somewhere Warner shouts;
But there won't be total joy tomorrow night-- one Mark WILL strike out.))
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[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=405-Roanoke;]


Here are some election day tips...
First, the polls open at tomorrow at six a-m and will stay open until 7 p-m.
You can present your voter card, or some other form of identification OR you have the option to sign your name on a form affirming who you are.
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[TAKE PINNACLE 1307]
If you aren't sure WHERE you are supposed to vote, call the state board of elections at 1-800-552-9745. [TAKE NEXT PINNACLE 1308]
Or if you'd like a ride to the polls, you can call Republican Headquarters or Democrat Headquarters at the numbers on your screen.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Jennifer /Microwave;]


Keith and Shannon.

[Vinton-Supervisor]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
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Roanoke County Supervisor Harry Nickens is in the running for a new post in Alabama, and today his opponent said the voters should consider that as they make their choice at the polls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke]


Nickens is the president of the College of Health Sciences in Roanoke. And he is one of three finalists for the presidency of Trenholm State Technical College in Montgomery.
Today, Mike Altizer said Nickens should have informed his constituents.
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[IN Q=If you're coming out]

((MIKE ALTIZER: IF YOU'RE COMING OUT AND TELLING PEOPLE THAT YOU'RE RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION, THAT YOU'RE GOING TO REPRESENT THEM, THEN ANY KNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE THAT MIGHT NOT MAKE THAT STATEMENT TRUE NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT OUT TO THE CITIZENS.)) ((HARRY NICKENS: I THINK THE PEOPLE WILL LOOK AT MY PERFORMANCE AND SAY WHATEVER'S GOING ON IN NICKENS' LIFE, HE'S GOING TO DO WHAT'S IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF HIMSELF AND THE COMMUNITY HE SERVES AND LOVES.))
[SUPER=401-Mike Altizer/(R) Candidate for Vinton Supervisor; :00]
[SUPER=401-Harry Nickens/(D) Candidate for Vinton Supervisor; :13]
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[OUT Q=he serves and loves.]
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[VO-NAT]


Nickens says he has heard from some constituents who were surprised by the report, but he says they have also expressed their continued support.
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[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Optical Cable's search for potential investors is on... and the company's stock price is up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]


The Roanoke County fiber optic manufacturer gave a sneak peak at its earnings report saying that net sales exceeded 60 million dollars -- that's nearly three million more than last year.
The company also adopted a so-called "Shareholder Rights Plan" -- a tactic that makes Optical Cable less appealing as a possible takeover target.
Optical Cable's share price is up six cents from Friday.
Meantime, President Bob Kopstein is at a financial conference in California, in search of potential investors.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street started the week with a rally. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW shot up 117 and a half points.
NASDAQ gained 48.
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[Red-Cross]
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[WRITER=syo]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

If you bought a new car in the last six weeks, you may have been helping to donate thousands of dollars to the victims of September's terrorist attacks.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[SUPER=143-Salem;]

Duncan Automotive Network today presented the Red Cross with a check for more than 40-thousand dollars for the Liberty Fund.
The fund now stands at more than 500-million dollars. The manager of the local Red Cross chapter says the money's being spent well.
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[IN Q=That money, it will not be co-mingled...]

((TOM BROWN/RED CROSS: THAT MONEY, IT WILL NOT BE COMINGLED WITH OTHER FUNDS. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS ARE TAKEN CARE OF, THAT THE FUNDS ARE SPENT ON THINGS THAT THAT MONEY WAS EARMARKED FOR.))
[SUPER=141-Tom Brown/Red Cross;]
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[OUT Q=that that money was earmarked for.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]

Duncan sold more than 8-hundred cars between September 11th and the end of October. The company then donated 50-dollars for every car sold.

[School-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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We have one school announcement to pass along to you tonight.
Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg is cancelling night classes because of a water line break.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7. The Skins are flying high heading into their bye week. Two D-Backs with local ties key the unlikely comeback last night.
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[VO-NAT]

And while these folks didn't have much to cheer about last Saturday in Pittsburgh - these guys did. This week's edition of the Tech 2001 report is straight ahead.
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[S-Tech2001]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 2048TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH 2001]

Two weeks ago, the BCS was fresh and Tech fans were wondering if the Hokies could beat Miami. Now, two losses later - those same fans are wondering if they handle lowly Temple. In this week's Tech 2001 Report we're talking about Pitt and the pits.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Austin/VT Senior Cornerback; :21]
[SUPER=01-Tony Dorsett/1976 Heisman Trophy Winner; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-Johnny Majors/Coached Pitt to 1976 National Title; 1:57]
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[OUT Q=...BEAMERS'S DONE."]

(( After thoroughly dominating the Hokies on Saturday afternoon , the Pitt players sang their fight song and partied with their fans at Heinz Field. Tech meanwhile left the stadium a mess. The wheels haven't completely fallen off this team - but it certainly has had two bad flats. ((LARRY AUSTIN:)) Austin was one of several Hokies injure don Saturday, but he's listed as probable. David Pugh's sprained knee ligament has him questionable at this time, but trainer MIke Goforth says he'll likely play. Jake Houseright has a lower abdominal strain, but he too should be OK for Temple. Wideout Shawn Whitten will have surgery on Thursday to set his broken right leg. Tech's poor showing completed the perfect weekend for Pittsburgh fans who welcomed back members of the 1976 National Championship team. Head coach Johnny Majors and Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett led the 25th anniversary celebration as a street outside the stadium was named in Dorsett's honor. Both men are now Big East football fans - who've had their eyes on Tech for several years.)) ((TONY DORSETT:)) ((JOHNNY MAJORS:))
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The start time for the Virginia Tech-UVa game on Saturday November 17th at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville has been set. The Cavs and the Hokies will kick things off at 3:30. The game will be televised on ESPN.

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After opening the season with 5 losses and looking like one of the worst teams in the history of the NFL, the Redskins have now won three in a row in impressive fashion. This week they are off - but plenty anxious to keep improving.
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[SUPER=01-Stephen Davis/Redskins Running Back; :04]
[SUPER=01-Lavar Arrington/Redskins Linebacker; :15]
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[OUT Q=...keep marching]
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[S-Series]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Finally, one of the most exciting and entertaining World Series wrapped up last night in the desert with the Diamondbacks beating the Yankees to win the Series 4 games to 3. The deciding game seven took place nearly 21 hundred miles away from here, yet two players with close ties to the Roanoke Valley decided it.
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[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/Fox-Game 7; :00]

Bottom of the ninth, with the D-Backs down by a run - Gretna's Tony Womack a former Salem Buccaneer, who was inducted into the Salem-Roanoke baseball hall of fame in 1998 lines double to right field to drive homer pinch runner Midre Cummings with the tying run. Cummings, also a former Salem Buccaneer, slid home safely and as they say - the rest is history. (------------)