[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Considerable interest in the Virginia governor's race.
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[VO-NAT]

On NEWS 7 at SIX tonight, we have live reports from Richmond and the Roanoke Valley on voter turn-out.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

We'll also hear from the top statewide candidates themselves as they cast their ballots at home.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports the Express is home tonight, the Hokies hope a homecoming can get them back on the winning track.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Roanoke Dazzle opens up its training camp at Hollins University with 15 players trying to live out a dream.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Sunny and still no rain in this forecast, details coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Across the Commonwealth, Virginians head to the polls in large numbers.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


While in Richmond, both Republicans and Democrats prepare for what they hope will be victory parties.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Democrats]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#01-37 TC1:44:30 ]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The Democrats last had a day like today in 1994. That's when Chuck Robb kept a Senate seat he's since lost.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, it was 1989 that Doug Wilder became the last Democrat to win the Governor's mansion.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Ellen/Starlink]

Ellen Qualls is at the Richmond Marriott where the mood is electric.
[Live=Ellen Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=219-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=205-Richmond;]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In Alexandia they may have]
[SUPER=203-Alexandria; ]
[SUPER=201-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor; ]
[SUPER=201-Tim Kaine/(D) Candidate for Lt. Governor; ]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=NO HANGING CHADS.]
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[Live=Ellen Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=205-Richmond;]
(ELLEN TOSSES TO STEVE)
[Double Boxes=Ellen and Steve/Starlink & Skywire]



[Republicans]


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[TAPE#01-38 TC1:58:38]
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(ELLEN TOSSES TO STEVE)



[Double Boxes=Ellen and Steve/Skywire]




[Live=Steve Full/Skywire]
[SUPER=219-Steve Smallshaw/ssmallshaw*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=205-Richmond;]
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(ROLLCUE: the second guessing of this campaign has already begun.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Chesterfield Co.; :00]
[SUPER=201-Mark Earley/(R) Candidate for Governor; :25]
[SUPER=207-Sen. George Allen/(R) Virginia; :57]
[SUPER=201-Jay Katzen/(R) Candidate for Lt. Governor; 1:18]
[SUPER=201-Jerry Kilgore/(R) Candidate for Attorney General; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=Virginia's next attorney General]
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[Live=Steve Full/Skywire]
[SUPER=205-Richmond;]
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[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Steve/Skywire]



[PM-Turnout]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#01-34 TC1:33:12]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]

Voters are flocking to the polls today, registrars throughout Southwest Virginia report strong turnout despite some confusion over WHERE to vote.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Marya/Microwave]


Marya Jones is in Roanoke County at the Brambleton Center.
Marya why is the turnout so good?
[Live=Marya Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=219-Marya Jones/mjones*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=205-Roanoke Co.;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: in spite of some confusion.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=201-Nancy Dye/Election Officer;]
[SUPER=201-Beryl Brooks/Roanoke City Registrar; ]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=not popular right now.]
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[Live=Marya Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=205-Roanoke Co.;]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Marya/Microwave]



[Election-Night]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


News 7 will bring you live updates and the latest results on key races throughout the evening.
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[TAKE WDBJ Web Page FS]
And you can find up-to-minute results on all local races across the region at any time tonight by going to our home page at WDBJ7-dot com
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, we'll check on turnout in the New River Valley and that race for sheriff in the city of Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus firefighters struggle with a brush fire near Dragon's Tooth.
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Comm#1]


[Morris]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The 2001 governor's race will go down in history as the most expensive Virginia has ever seen.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


With some persepctive on that issue and some of the other state-wide races, [3-Shot] we're joined now by Doctor Tom Morris, our political analyst and also the president of Emory and Henry College.
(shannon and Keith adlib questions)
[SUPER=201-Dr. Tom Morris/Emory & Henry College;]



[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Another half-point cut in Interest Rates sent Wall Street soaring today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/150.09/9590.84/x/41.44/1835.09;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW climbed 150 points.
NASDAQ gained 41.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=274-h/1.45/64.23/h/1.25/64.25/i/0.76/50.44/h/0.96/30.40/h/1.04/54.94;]
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[NRV]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:33:02]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The New River Valley is home to the race for the 7th District House of Delegates seat.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Re-districting created the new territory and for that reason the two candidates have focused their campaigns on getting to know the voters.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon-Keith & Rachel/Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon is in Blacksburg tonight with more on the race for the 7th District. Rachel?
[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=219-Rachel Cannon/rcannon*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=205-Blacksburg;]

Keith Shannon, Democrat Jim Shuler and Republican Dave Nutter both moved from their homes to run for the 7th district seat. Even though Shuler brings with him delegate experience and this is Nutter's first run for office, the challenge for both was to meet the voters and get them to the polls.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Working for the 7th]
[SUPER=203-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=201-Dave Nutter/(R) 7th House District Candidate; :13]
[SUPER=203-Blacksburg/File Tape; :32]
[SUPER=201-David Trivette/Chief Officer of Elections; :45 QUICK ]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=A THIRD OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS.]

((Nats Working for 7th District seat doesn't stop for Dave Nutter just because it's election day. The Republican is making the rounds of voting locations to monitor the polls.
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[SOT 24:26:18 / 24:43:22]
[IN Q=i feel very]

((DAVE NUTTER/(R) 7TH DISTRICT DELEGATE CANDIDATE; I FEEL VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING YOU KNOW WERE HAVING A VERY POSITIVE RESPONSE FROM PEOPLE AS THEY COME A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TELLING ME HOW I'VE BEEN BY THEIR DOOR (CUT) LIKE ALL ELECTIONS IT'S ABOUT TURNOUT YOU KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED.))
[OUT Q=KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED.]

Turnout in the 7th, including Radford and parts of Montgomery and Pulaski County is being described by officials as steady. Democrat Jim Shuler's office says, he too, is jumping from poll to poll. After serving the 12-district for eight years as a delegate, his campaign to stay in Richmond means reaching a new constituency. Nats TC
Montgomery County officials say a high number of absentee ballots were received this year, and may mean a higher turnout at the polls.
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[SOT 26:54:19]
[IN Q=its been ]

((DAVID TRIVETTE/CHIEF OFFICER OF ELECTIONS; ITS BEEN A SORT OF A STEADY TRICKLE ABOUT A THIRD OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS.))
[OUT Q=A THIRD OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS.]))
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[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=205-Blacksburg;]

Trivette says those are typical results so far, but happening right now at voting locations is the after work surge of voters we've been hearing about. We'll have a better idea if turnout was higher than usual in the 7th District when the polls close as well as a reaction to the results from both Jim Shuler and Dave Nutter tonight at 11.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]

Keith Shannon?

[Roanoke-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC07:48]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]

Both candidates for Roanoke Sheriff are confident they have the election in the bag.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke; ]

Sheriff George McMillan and his deputy and opponent, Octavia Johnson, voted early and spent the rest of the day shaking hands at the polls. Both are pleased with voter turnout. And both are confident, when ballots are counted, their name will come out on top.
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[SOT 1:11:03-1:11:10]
[IN Q=It's been great and I've been having...]

((OCTAVIA JOHNSON/CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE SHERIFF: IT'S BEEN GREAT AND I'VE BEEN HAVING A GREAT TIME. THE PEOPLE ARE VERY RECEPTIVE OF ME. IT'S BEEN A GREAT TRIAL.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 1:13:56-1:14:05]

((GEORGE MCMILLAN/(D) CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE SHERIFF; THE VOTERS HAVE COME OUT REAL GOOD AND, TALKING TO THE FOLKS AT EACH OF THE POLLS AND PRECINCTS, I FEEL REAL COMFORTABLE THAT WE'RE GONNA TAKE THIS REAL GOOD.))
[SUPER=201-Octavia Johnson/(R) Candidate for Roanoke Sheriff; :00]
[SUPER=201-George McMillan/(D) Candidate for Roanoke Sheriff; :07]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=gonna take this real good.]
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[VO-NAT]

Johnson was able to spend election day campaigning after recently being granted the day off from her duties in the Sheriff's department.
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[Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=501-03 TC1:21:53]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Authorities are close to containing a fire near the Appalachian Trial in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It's burned about five acres close to Dragon's Tooth since it started about mid-morning.
The plume of smoke was visible all day from our remote camera on Poor Mountain.
More than 70 state, local and federal firefighters have been working to get a line around the blaze.
Authorities don't know yet how it started.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up tonight on the Big 7, the Roanoke Dazzle opens training camp at Hollins. The Express is home tonight.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Hokies attempt to get back to the basics this weekend against Temple.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-99]
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It's been a rough two weeks for the portion of the football world known as the "Hokie Nation." The "Johnny Come Lately's" on the Tech bandwagon are in shock. The players and coaches are working to right their ship and thicken up their skin.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=no one]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/Va. Tech Linebacker; :14]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=NONE AND TWO."]
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[VO NAT] True Freshman Kevin Jones will start at tailback in his return to Philadelphia.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I FEEL...]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Jones/Gets First Start on Saturday; :04]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=...THIS WEEKEND."]
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-102 14656]
[GRAPHIC=ROANOKE DAZZLE]


The Roanoke Dazzle opened up its two week training camp at Hollins University this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Head coach Kent Davison has 15 players in camp, including the sentimental favorite to make the club, former Fleming great Derrick Hines. The team plays an exhibition game this Saturday night at the Civic Center and then opens the regular season on Sunday night November 18th. That leaves little time to teach.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It's exciting...]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...A COACH."]
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=hold dazzle]

The Dazzle must cut 4 players by November 14th.


[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Express is back at the Round House tonight taking on Northeast Division rival Richmond in a seven PM face off. Roanoke is in second place with a 7-2 and 1 while the Renegades come in at 5-4 and 1 and in fourth place in the division. We will have highlights tonight at 11.
[2-Election-Night]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The polls close in just about half an hour.
News 7 will be back on the air throughout the evening, bringing you live updates and the latest results on key races.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[TAKE WDBJ Web Page FS]
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 (-------------)