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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Another nice fall day is headed our way. Temperatures are headed back in the normal range with today's highs reaching near 60.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.







[7-11Earley-Rally]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[!ANCHOR TAG!] Virginians will hit the polls tomorrow to 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 still win on Tuesday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of Earley arriving]
[SUPER=403-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=@earley; :11]
[SUPER=419-Justin McLeod/jmcleod*wdbj7.com; :41]
[SUPER=403-Martinsville/Friday Night; :56]
[SUPER=@markwarner; 1:08]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Danville]

((((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.
[SOT 2:23:25]
[IN Q=Every race I've run]

((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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[OUT Q=until election day]

((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.
[SOT 2:25:03]
[IN Q=We're in a very unique]

((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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[OUT Q=of our citizens]
[SOT 2:00:32]
[IN Q=Ahead in the polls]

((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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[OUT Q=one on Tuesday]

((NAT SOUND OF MARTINSVILLE RALLY))
Warner visited Richlands, Norton, and Clintwood on Sunday.
His final appearance in southside came Friday night.
[SOT 47:39]
[IN Q=We're running this campaign]

((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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[OUT Q=polls on Tuesday]

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.))

[ANCHOR=Kim]
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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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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... It's going to be another dry day across the region. Look for highs to reach near 60. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.

[45-11Sen-Warner]


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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. And Senator John Warner says the Bush administration has made the right decision.
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[SOT 2:26:42]
[IN Q=You go back to the history]

((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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[OUT Q=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

decision up to our military leaders.[45-11Car-Tax]


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It seems the car tax cut could be in jeopardy.
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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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[SOT 18:11:20]
[IN Q=Virginia's economy had gone down]

((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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[VO-NAT]

Gilmore says the state must meet certain triggers this year before implementing the final phase-out of the car tax.
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[45-Fire-Ban]


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The state Department of Forestry is reminding Virginians that dry conditions make parts of our state prime areas for potentially devastating fires.
The department says the coming days will be even more dangerous because of expected high winds, low humidity and the continuing absence of rainfall.
Further, it says falling leaves only add to the fuel available for an errant spark.
Because there has been no significant rain for more than a month, Governor Gilmore last week issued a ban on open burning throughout the state.
But the forestry department says things like cigarette butts can also start fast-growing fires.


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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Look for plenty of sunshine today with temperatures near 60 for highs.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete Monday forecast coming up in just a few moments.



[8-11Earley-Rally]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC-3:52]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

[!ANCHOR TAG!] 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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of Earley arriving]
[SUPER=403-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=@earley; :11]
[SUPER=419-Justin McLeod/jmcleod*wdbj7.com; :41]
[SUPER=403-Martinsville/Friday Night; :56]
[SUPER=@markwarner; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Danville]

((((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.
[SOT 2:23:25]
[IN Q=Every race I've run]

((MARK EARLEY: EVERY RACE I'VE RUN FOR ANY OFFICE FOR THE FIRST TIME I ALWAYS BEHIND IN THE POLLS UNTIL ELECTION DAY.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=until election day]

((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.
[SOT 2:25:03]
[IN Q=We're in a very unique]

((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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[OUT Q=of our citizens]
[SOT 2:00:32]
[IN Q=Ahead in the polls]

((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.))
[Runs= 16]
[OUT Q=one on Tuesday]

((NAT SOUND OF MARTINSVILLE RALLY))
Warner visited Richlands, Norton, and Clintwood on Sunday.
His final appearance in southside came Friday night.
[SOT 47:39]
[IN Q=We're running this campaign]

((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.))
[Runs= 09]
[OUT Q=polls on Tuesday]

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.))

[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

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.