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Today on news 7 at Five, voters are flocking to the polls today. We will have the details in a live report.
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Also President bush says the U-S must prevent Osama Bin Laden from acquiring the weapons of mass destruction. [Weather-Head]
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Super dry and a bit breezy continues to heighten the fire danger. And some cool pictures of last night's aurora. Details just ahead.

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Also today, we will have an update on a brush fire on Dragon Tooth,
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and the next installment is seven months away, but we will tell you what has Star Wars fans already flocking to theaters.
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It's election day and people are heading out to vote across the commonwealth-
Some big races up for grabs tonight- Virginians elect a new governor.
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And it's not just a governors race.. but Virginians will elect a Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, all 100 members of the house of delegates and a many city and county officials. The elections come on the heels of last years re-drawing of districts- which has created some changes and confusion at the polls.
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Marya Jones is at one polling place in Roanoke County tonight,
Marya, how's the turnout been so far?
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((ROLLCUE:...last year's presidential election))
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The Roanoke registrar says a problem at the Lee-Hi precinct that led to long lines and delays in voting has now been fixed.
She says anyone who got tired of waiting is welcome to come on back.
The Lee-Hi precinct, and all others in Virginia, are open until seven tonight.

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The outlook for the three Democrats running for statewide office is mixed today.
But the one that matters most went into election day on top in the polls.
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Ellen Qualls is at the Richmond Marriott, where Mark Warner's throwing "what he hopes" is a victory party tonight.


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Jean, it's a good day for Mark Warner.
He's spent about five million dollars less of his own money than he spent running for the U-S Senate in 1996.
And this time, it just may work.
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The Democratic ticket leader looked relaxed for the first time in months.
He and wife Lisa Collis cast their votes just blocks from their Old Town Alexandria mansion at about eight A-M.
Warner even accused Collis of being undecided in the race, since she took longer to vote.
Outside, a confident candidate urged Virginians to vote -- even if they vote for Mark Earley -- to send a message that democracy's alive and well.
He makes the bi-partisan pitch without much fear.
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((MARK WARNER: LAST NIGHT, COMING BACK FROM THAT LAST RALLY IN NORFOLK, WE -- AND I'M SOMETIMES PRETTY HARD TO PLEASE -- BUT I LOOK BACK AND YEAH, I FEEL COMFORTABLE. I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE MADE OUR CASE TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA. AND I'M COMFORTABLE REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE OUTCOME IS GOING TO BE.))
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And for the first time in months, Warner stopped worrying about the message.
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((Your experience getting here in rush hour traffic and again your plan to do something about it? MY EXPERIENCE IN GETTING HERE IN RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC WAS I WALKED.))
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((DONALD MCEACHIN: NO HANGING CHADS.))
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Attorney General candidate Donald McEachin slipped out to his Henrico County precinct about 8:30.
Tim Kaine brought the whole family -- including a former Republican governor, father in law Linwood Holton -- to his Richmond polling place.
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((TIM KAINE: IT'S ONE OF THOSE CAMPAIGNS WHERE REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME I'LL BE ABLE TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT. BUT I'M FEELING GOOD RIGHT NOW. I THINK WE HAVE A GREAT CHANCE.))
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The race for Lieutenant Governor is a lot of work for a part time job keeping the trains running in the state Senate.
But as a launch pad for future campaigns for governor, it's an important choice, and may be the night's most interesting race.
But if you believe Republican Mark Earley, his race is the one to watch tonight.
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Steve Smallshaw is watching it just a few blocks away at the Omni Hotel, where Republicans are partying tonight.


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ELLEN TOSSES TO STEVE SMALLSHAW

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Steve adlibs
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News 7 will bring you live updates and the latest results on key races throughout the evening.
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And you can find up-to-minute results of all local races across the region at any time tonight by going to our home page at WDBJ7-dot com
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Officials in Montgomery County say 6-thousand registered voters are heading to new polling places today.
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((BOBBY PARKER/MONTGOMERY CO. SPOKESMAN; THE IMPORTANT THING FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE QUESTIONS IS TO REFER TO THE VOTER REGISTRATION CARD, ALL 42-THOUSAND REGISTERED VOTERS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WERE MAILED A NEW VOTER REGISTRATION CARD IN AUGUST THAT'S EVERYONE REGARDLESS IF YOU WERE SCHEDULED TO MOVE, EVERYONE WAS MAILED A CARD.))
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The card tells you where to vote. Parker says changes are because of local re-districting and population shifts. Election districts are required to be equal and Parker says with the changes, they all have about 12-thousand voters.

According to officials, new locations for residents will not mean longer trips... each district within the county has several voting locations. Montgomery County says looking at the high number of absentee ballots, voter turnout in the region is expected to be larger than normal today. Residents with any questions on where they should vote can call the county voter registration office.
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The candidates for Roanoke Sheriff are riding a wave of support.
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Octavia Johnson and Sheriff George McMillan shook hands and greeted voters at the polls. There'd been some question as to whether Johnson would be able to campaign today. As an employee of McMillan's she said she'd been turned down when she requested the time off. She got the day off after all. After greeting voters, both candidates say they've been warmly welcomed.
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((SHERIFF GEORGE MCMILLAN/ROANOKE CITY: VERY POSITIVE. VERY POSITIVE RESPONSE. THAT'S WHAT'S GOT ME SO EXCITED. I'M REALLY NOT WORRIED A BIT. I REALLY FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT THIS.)) ((OCTAVIA JOHNSON/CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE SHERIFF: WHAT'S SO FUN? THE PEOPLE! THE PEOPLE ARE WHAT'S SO FUN ABOUT IT, YOU KNOW? AND PEOPLE VOTING FOR ME. THAT'S WHAT'S SO FUN ABOUT IT.))
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Johnson and McMillan plan to continue campaigning until the polls close at seven.
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Still to come on the newscast, an update on a brush fire at Dragon's Tooth,
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[VO] and the deal between Microsoft and the federal government could be in jeopardy- some states say they will NOT approve it.
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A brush fire near a popular hiking spot in Roanoke County is burning tonight.
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About 70 local, state and federal firefighters are trying to form a line around the blaze near Dragon's Tooth.
It covers about five acres of the ridgeline.
Here's what it looked like earlier today from our camera on top of Poor Mountain.
Authorities don't know yet how it started.
They hope to have it contained in a couple of hours.
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Does Osama bin Laden have biological, chemical and nuclear weapons? President Bush says he doesn't know- but he's vowing to keep relentless military pressure on bin Laden to stop him if he does.
With the latest on the war effort- Aleen Sirgany reports from Washington.
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(( IT WAS FRENCH PRESIDENT JAQUES CHIRAC'S TURN TO GUARANTEE MILITARY SUPPORT TODAY AS HE PAID A VISIT TO THE WHITE HOUSE. BUSH THANKS CHIRAC FOR HELP FRANCE HAS ALREADY COMMITED TO JOIN THE WAR AND SAYS IT WILL SEND ITS OWN GROUND TROOPS TO THE FRONT LINE AS SOON AS THE U.S MAKES THE REQUEST. PRESIDENT BUSH IS WARNING WORLD LEADERS THAT OSAMA BIN LADENS AL-QAEDA NETWORK IS TRYING TO GATHER CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS... AND THAT'S WHY THE COALITION IS NECESSARY. BUSH :It's going to be important for nations to know they will be held accountable for inactivity. You are either with us or you are against us in the fight against terror. IN AN EFFORT TO STOP THE TERRORISTS, U-S WARPLANES ARE NOW DROPPING 15-THOUSAND POUND BOMBS CALLED DAISY CUTTERS. THE LARGEST CONVENTIONAL BOMBS IN THE WORLD.
Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace/Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff "They have a probe that goes out, when probe hits ground they make a heck of a bang when they go off, and the intent is to kill people." AND THE PENTAGON IS FLAT OUT DENYING TALIBAN CLAIMS THAT THE RULING PARTY SHOT DOWN A U.S CHOPPER...NEAR THE PAKISTAN BORDER. Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense: "When we habe a chopper shot down, we would tell you, these other things are fiction."
PRESIDENT BUSH WILL CONTINUE EFFORTS TO GATHER SUPPORT FOR THE WAR ON TERRORISM WHEN HE ATTENDS THE U.N GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN NEW YORK SATURDAY. HE ALSO PLANS TO ADDRESS THE NATION ON HOMELAND SECURITY THURSDAY.))



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It keeps getting cheaper to borrow money. The federal reserve cut interest rates again.... chopping a half point off a key short term rate.
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Meanwhile in Washington, Senate leaders from both parties are working to boost the economy.
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((SEN. TOM DASCHLE/D-MAJORITY LEADER: WE BELIEVE THERE OUGHT TO BE A COMMITTMENT TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE UNEMPLOYED. THAT THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE OUGHT TO BE PROVIDED SOEM OPPORTUNITY TO ACCESS HEALTH CARE.)) [BUTT TO 14:14:35] ((SEN. TRENT LOTT/R- MINORITY LEADER: OUR FOCUS HAS NOT BE ON A CHECK, BUT ON A JOB IN THE FUTURE. I THINK WE'LL HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS. IT MAY NOT BE PRETTY, BUT THE GOAL IS COMMON.. COMPLETE ACTION TO STIMULATE THE EOCNOMY. I THINK WE CAN DO THAT.))
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Both parties are working to pass an economic stimulus package.
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Microsoft struck a deal with the government.... but are the 18 states involved agreeing with it?
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So far six states have decided to go along with the settlement.
At least six others are negotiating with the software giant.
The remaining six states are apparently prepared to go to trial.
The settlement with the Justice department reached last week requires Microsoft to help rivals make products compatible with Windows.
But Microsoft is growing impatient and is now hinting it may continue the court battle.
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Still to come on the newscast, Mike Stevens will tell us what Virginia Tech plans to do to end its two game losing streak,
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Also we will meet a cheerleader who has convinced at least one college that bald is beautiful.
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Coming up next we will see what investors on Wall Street think about today's interest rate cut,
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[VO] and a sneak peek at one of the most anticipated movies of next year.
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It's cheaper now to take out a short term loan... The Federal government cut interest rates yet again..
It's meant to boost the economy.... so what did it do on Wall Street?
Alexus Christoforus has the answer in tonight's marketwatch.
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It's easy to spot Jessica Kopina on the sidelines of the Minnesota Golden Gophers games.
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She's the only bald cheerleader on the field.
At age six, Kopina was diagnosed with alopecia which results in hair loss.
The rare disease forced her to wear a wig until the third grade.
While some kids were cruel to her, Kopina found a group to support her. In high school they encouraged her to become a cheerleader.
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((JESSICE KOPINA:"I'M NOT THE TYPICAL CHEERLEADER WITH THE HAIR BUT I LIKE TO SHOW PEOPLE WHAT I CAN DO AND I'M JUST AS TALENTED AS THE GIRLS WITH ALL THE HAIR....THE PRETTY GIRLS"))
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She continued cheerleading when she got to the University of Minnesota.


Now Kopina has a new outlook on life.
She says there are advantages to being a bald cheerleader.
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The Tuesday ticker comes to us from Blacksburg tonight.
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Mike Stevens says the Hokies are hoping that this week's game in Philadelphia with the Owls doesn't turn in to another "Temple of Doom."
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Finally today we have something Star Wars fans have been waiting for. It's a first look at the trailer for "Episode Two, Attack of the Clones."
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