[1-Vote]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-44]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


The polls open in about a half hour, and a record number of both Republican and Democratic poll workers are expected to show for a thirteen hour day.
Still, their real work began months ago.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim /JenMicrowave;]


Jennifer Miele is live at the poll at William Byrd High School in Roanoke County this morning, to tell us more about that.
Well Kim, election officials have begun to set up the polls.
[LIVE=Jen /FULL]
[SUPER=219-Jennifer Miele/jmiele*wdbj7.com]
[SUPER=205-Roanoke Co.]


As you said the get out to vote campaign began just days after the ballots were set.
But we're not talking about mailings and flyers... we're talking high-tech voting tactics. ((ROLLCUE:...high tech voting tactics))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Early operatives]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=201-Ed Lynch/Earley Supporter; :06]
[SUPER=201-Brian Shephard/Warner Supporter; :]
[RUNS=:41]
[OUT Q=up at the polls.]


(( Early operatives say its likely this is the first Gubernatorial election in which e-mail played a major role.


[SOT]

((ED LYNCH/EARLY SUPPORTER: YOU CAN REACH PEOPLE VERY QUICKLY, YOU CAN TELL THEM A LITTLE BIT MORE, IT SAVES SO MUCH TIME AND AROUND ELECTION DAY PEOPLE LOOK AT THEIR E-MAILS VERY CAREFULLY.))
[RUNS=09]


It's likely this is also the first Virginia Governor's race in which voters chatted on-line.
Here on these yahoo message boards, voters can debate issues ranging from abortion to firearms policies.
And while they agree technology is helpful in getting their message out, Warner supporters say it can't guarantee voters will hit the polls.
[SOT]

((BRIAN SHEPHARD/WARNER SUPPORTER: WE'VE GOT A LOT OF FOLKS BEHIND US THIS TIME, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THE TURN UP AT THE POLLS.))
[RUNS=04]))
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[LIVE=Jen /FULL]
[SUPER=205-Roanoke Co.;]


As a reminder, here are some things you need to know about voting today.
First, the polls open at six a-m and will stay open until 7 p-m.
About identification -- 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.
(XXXXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PINNACLE] [PAGE 1]
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If you aren't sure WHERE you are supposed to vote, call the state board of elections at 1-800-552-9745. [PAGE 2]
Or if you'd like a ride to the polls, you can call Republican Headquarters at or Democrat Headquarters at .
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim /Jen Microwave;]


Kimberly.


[Coverage]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]



News 7 will bring you live updates and the latest results on key races throughout the evening.
(+++++++)

[TAKE WDBJ Web Page FS]
And you can find up-to-the-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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[Roanoke-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-57]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

New developments surfaced yesterday in the Roanoke Sheriff's race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke/Last Week; QUICK!!!!! ]

Deputy Octavia Johnson will be campaigning at the polls today. Johnson's request to use vacation time was originally turned down. Sheriff George McMillan, who's Johnson's boss and opponent, says she waited too long to ask for time off-- so his captain had NO choice but to say NO. Last night, McMillan said he still backs his staff's decision-- but if Johnson had asked him personally he would've said yes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:52:56]
[IN Q=PEOPLE FORGET THAT I'M ]

((GEORGE MCMILLAN/ROANOKE SHERIFF; PEOPLE FORGET THAT I'M SHERIFF, AND IT'S SORT OF LIKE BEING THE PRESIDENT OF A COMPANY, I'VE GOT 243 PEOPLE THAT WORK FOR ME, THERE WERE OTHER PEOPLE THAT WANTED OFF THAT DAY WHO WERE ALSO DENIED. I SHOULD NOT AS SHERIFF GO AND SINGLE HER OUT AND SAY YOU NEED TO BE OFF, IT SHOULD BE HER COMING AND SIMPLY ASKING ME CAN I HAVE THAT DAY OFF.))
[SUPER=401-George McMillan/Roanoke Sheriff;]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=THAT DAY OFF.]
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[VO-NAT]

Johnson declined our request for an on-camera interview-- so she could campaign last night. By phone she said-- it's NOT department policy to ask the sheriff for time off, once a request has been denied... She also says the captain who denied her original vacation request never told her to appeal the decision to the sheriff.
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[Acosta-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


U-S military officials say the Taliban is taking a beating from both American and opposition forces in Afghanistan.
And President Bush takes to the airwaves, as he continues building an international coalition against terrorism.


Jim Acosta has an update.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=141-Rear Adm. John Stufflebeem/Pentagon Spokesman; :34]
[SUPER=141-Norman Mineta/Transportation Secretary; :53]
[SUPER=141-Jim Acosta/Reporting; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Acosta, CBS News, Washington]

((
IN AN EFFORT TO BUILD A STRONGER COALITION, PRESIDENT BUSH REACHES OUT TO NATIONS ONCE OPPOSED TO THE U.S.
THE PRESDENT WILL APPEAL TO LEADERS OF EASTERN EUROPE, THE BALKANS, AND FORMER SOVIET REPUBLICS BY SATELLITE TODAY -- ASKING FOR THEIR SUPPORT IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM.
IN AFGHANISTAN, U.S. AIRSTRIKES INTENSIFY -- WITH THE PENTAGON UNLEASHING THE WORLD'S LARGEST CONVENTIONAL BOMB -- THE 15-THOUSAND POUND DAISY CUTTER.
MEANWHILE, REBEL FORCES ARE CLAIMING THEY'VE CAPTURED A TALIBAN-CONTROLLED DISTRICT AND A VILLAGE OUTSIDE THE CITY OF MAZAR-E-SHARIF.
BUT OPPOSITION FIGHTERS SEEM HESISTANT ABOUT INVADING THE NORTHERN STRONGHOLD.

(SOT: REAR ADM. JOHN STUFFLEBEEM/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN)

"They've got to make that determination for themselves on the ground and we are sure that they will and once they are comfortable we will attempt to help them."
HERE AT HOME, FEDERAL OFFICIALS ARE PUTTING THE AIRLINES ON NOTICE ... AFTER A MAN CARRYING SEVEN KNIVES, A STUN GUN, AND A CAN OF MACE WAS ABLE TO PASS THROUGH A SECURITY CHECKPOINT AT CHICAGO'S O'HARE AIRPORT.

(SOT: NORMAN MINETA/TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY)

"We are going to hold the airlines and the screening companies accountable. The airlines cannot wash their hands of this duty."
AND AS MORE ANTHRAX TURNS UP AT GOVERNMENT FACILITIES, THE MAYO CLINIC IS SUPPLYING LABS WITH A NEW TEST THAT CAN IDENTIFY ANTHRAX SPORES IN JUST 30 MINUTES. UNLIKE CURRENT TESTING -- WHICH CAN TAKE DAYS TO COMPLETE.

(STANDUP)


))[1st-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ckor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news this morning, The Federal Reserve may cut interest rates for a 10-th time when it meets later today.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]


(( GOOD MORNING THIS TUESDAY THE 6TH OF NOVEMBER.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
STOCKS SCRAPED OUT SOME DECENT NUMBERS IN MONDAY TRADING ON THE EXPECTATIONS FOR ANOTHER FEDERAL RESERVE INTEREST RATE CUT!
ONE ANALYST SAYS INVESTORS ARE MOVING OFF THE SIDEWALKS AND ONTO WALL STREET!
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. TOKYO STOCKS UP AHEAD OF THE FED'S INTEREST RATE DECISION.
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TOYOTA AND MITSUBISHI WILL EXTEND THEIR ZERO-INTEREST FINANCING DEALS TO THE END OF NOVEMBER. ZERO-PERCENT AND LOW INTEREST LOANS ARE AT THE HEART OF AN INDUSTRY PRICE WAR AS AUTOMAKERS FIGHT FOR CUSTOMERS AFTER SEPTEMBER 11.
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A GROUP OF RETAILERS IS BRACING FOR A BILLION DOLLAR THREAT THAT'S LOOMING LARGER THIS YEAR. SOME SAY THE BIGGER THREATS OF ANTHRAX AND WORLD TERROR HAS DIMINISHED THE RELATIVE RISK OF BEING CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING.
SO SHOPLIFTING LOSSES -- ESPECIALLY AT DRUGSTORES -- IS ON THE RISE.
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WOULD YOU LIKE A SPECIAL DIGITAL COMPUTER CODE TO ACCESS ENHANCED A-O-L FEATURES WITH WHOPPER?
BURGER KING AND AOL TIME WARNER HAVE UNVEILED A NEW MAREKTING INITIATIVE THAT WILL GIVE B-K CUSTOMERS SPECIAL A-O-L FEATURES.
IN RETURN, BURGER KING WILL BE PROMOTED ACROSS C-N-N-, AND GET MOVIE TIE-INS FROM A-O-L TIME WARNER COMPANIES.
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AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Overdose-Deaths]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC01:16]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A group calling itself "dead heads" and following a band.... made it to this region.
Now two young people are dead and a third person is charged with two counts of second degree murder.
The two people died aparently of drug overdoses.
Yesterday morning an
(------------)
[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


18-year old man from Vermont and 20-year old woman from Maine were taken to the Family Practice Center in West Salem after a night that police say included crushed morphine and alcohol. The man collapsed and died in the parking lot. The woman died on the way to the hospital. The names of the victims are being withheld until families are notified.
(///// SOT at :20 /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=All we know is that they were...]

((MELINDA PAYNE/SALEM POLICE SPOKESWOMAN: ALL WE KNOW IS THAT THEY WERE TRAVELING IN A FORD BRONCO WITH CONNECTICUT PLATES . THE FOLKS THAT BROUGH THEM HERE SAY THEY'D BEEN FOLLOWING AROUND A BAND CALLED "STRING CHEESE".))
[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/Salem Police Spokeswoman;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=around called "String Cheese."]
(------------)

[VO NAT] Police say the group makes and sells crystals and t-shirts at the concerts to support their trips.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

The band "The String Cheese Incident" played at Washington and Lee Saturday night and had another concert at Tech last night.
19 year old Matthew Jason (See-bas) Sebas is been charged with second degree murder and distributing a controlled substance.
Salem police say he has no permanent address.

[11Floyd-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC56:09]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]



A couple convicted of killing a college student, then dumping her body in Floyd County received a death sentence in Pennsylvania. They were sentenced yesterday to die by injection.
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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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[6-Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=net U]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


Optical Cable's search for potential investors is on... and the company's stock price is up.
(------------)
[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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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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[comm #3]




[2-Vote]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-55]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


The polls are opening as we speak .... and the Roanoke County registrar is predicting a decent voter turnout there.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim /Jen Microwave;]


News 7's Jennifer Miele is at William Byrd High School in Roanoke County this morning.... Jen, are the voters starting to trickle in?
Well Kim, (ad lib about turnout)
[LIVE=Jen /FULL]
[SUPER=219-Jennifer Miele/jmiele*wdbj7.com]
[SUPER=205-Roanoke Co.]


As you know, this Vinton precinct is where the democratic board of supervisor incumbent Harry Nickens is facing off against first time office-seeker Mike Altizer.
Obviously both candidates are relying on the campaigns of the candidates for Governor to help bring people out to the polls. ((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've been calling]
[SUPER=201-Ed Lynch/Earley Supporter;: :00]
[SUPER=201-Brian Shepard/Warner Supporter;: 10]
[RUNS=:39]
[OUT Q=four years ago.]

(( ((ED LYNCH: WE'VE BEEN CALLING OUR LISTS OF LIKELY VOTERS, WE'VE SENT A BARRAGE OF E-MAILS TO PEOPLE. TURNOUT IS GOING TO BE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((BRIAN SHEPARD: THERE WILL BE FOLKS OUTSIDE THE POLLS HANDING OUT LITERATURE, THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET, AND THEIR WILL BE FOLKS REMINDING YOU TO GET OUT THERE AND VOTE.)) [RUNS15] [PRE PRO]
Roanoke County's registrar reports 939 absentee ballots have already come in... that's up from 700 four years ago.

Thanks to the increase in absentee ballots and the nice weather, the registrar gages a 65 percent voter turnout in the county, up from 58 percent four years ago.))
(-----------------)
[LIVE=Jen /FULL]
[SUPER=205-Roanoke Co.;]


Here are some election day tips...
First, the polls are open 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.
(XXXXXXXXXXX)

[Jen Live] [TAKE PINNACLE] [PAGE 1]
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If you aren't sure WHERE you are supposed to vote, call the state board of elections at 1-800-552-9745. [PAGE 2]
Or if you'd like a ride to the polls, you can call Republican Headquarters at or Democrat Headquarters at .
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim /Jen Microwave;]


Kimberly.




[2-Coverage]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]



News 7 will bring you live updates and the latest results on key races throughout the evening.
(+++++++)

[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
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[11Vinton-Supervisor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:32:03]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Roanoke County Supervisor Harry Nickens is a finalist for a college post in Alabama.
Yesterday, his opponent in the Vinton District said it should be an issue in the election.
(------------)
[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.
Yesterday, Mike Altizer said Nickens should have informed constituents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It appears to a lot of people]

((MIKE ALTIZER: IT APPEARS TO A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT IT'S A CASE OF PLAYING BOTH ENDS AGAINST THE MIDDLE WITHOUT REGARD TO THE VOTERS IN THE VINTON DISTRICT.)) ((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; :09]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=the community he serves and loves.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Nickens says he has heard from friends and neighbors who saw the report, and he says they remain supportive.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Wall Street is looking for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again today.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((Information:
(on cam)

INVESTORS HOPE THE 10TH TIME WILL BE CHARM. WALL STREET IS BETTING THE FEDERAL RESERVE WILL CUT INTEREST RATES AT TODAY'S MEETING FOR THE 10TH TIME THIS YEAR. AND MOST EXPECT AN AGGRESSIVE HALF POINT CUT TO BOOST CONSUMER CONFIDENCE AND THE ECONOMY. MARKETWATCHERS SAY ANYTHING LESS THAN THAT COULD SPARK A SELLOFF.

(graphic)

THE DOW RALLIED 117 POINTS

(graphic)

THE NASDAQ MOVED UP NEARLY 48 POINTS

(graphic)

TECH GIANT CISCO SYSTEMS IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT. AFTER THE CLOSING BELL THE NETWORKING BELLWHETHER SAID EARNINGS BEAT THE STREET BY 2 CENTS A SHARE...REVENUES WERE ALSO STRONGER THAN EXPECTED AT JUST UNDER 5BLN DOLLARS.

(on cam)

MASSACHUSETT became the first state to oppose the antitrust settlement between Microsoft and the Justice Department. OTHER STATES, INCLUDING CALIFORNIA ARE ALSO CONSIDERING SEEKING TOUGHER REMEDIES AGAINST THE SOFTWARE GIANT. THE 18 STATES THAT SUED MICROSOFT HAVE UNTIL TODAY TO DECIDE WHETHER TO JOIN THE SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATED BY THE GOVERNMENT.
AND THE PACE OF JOB CUTS SLOWED JUST SLIGHLTY IN OCTOBER COMPARED TO SEPTEMBER.

(graphic)

ACCORDING TO THE OUTPLACEMENT FIRM CHALLENGER, GRAY AHD CHRISTMAS OVER 242-THOUSAND JOBS WRE LOST LAST MONTH, DOWN SLIGHT FROM FROM OVER 248 THOUSAND THE PREVIOUS MONTH. BUT THE THE NUMBERS SHOW THAT Silicon Valley BEARS THE BRUNT OF CORPORATE DOWNSIZING.. SILICON VALLEY suffered a 4.1 PERCENT RISE in joblessness.

(graphic)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ

(on cam)

I'M AC IN NY.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[11GOTV]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:32:29]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


One thing both gubernatorial candidates have agreed upon ... voters need to hit the polls today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke/Yesterday Morning]


Earley campaign workers say they'll bus people to the polls if need-be.
Warner supporters say they've been busy with an extensive e-mail campaign.
Both camps agree there will be a record number of workers at the polls.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE PAGE 1307]
If you aren't sure WHERE you are supposed to vote, call the state board of elections at 1-800-552-9745. [TAKE PAGE 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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[11Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC1:26:16]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]

People in this region have been digging into their pockets to help victims of the September Attacks.... in fact locally, donations are approaching one million dollars.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=143-Salem;]

Yesterday, Duncan Automotive network added another 40-thousand dollars to that total, thanks to a seven week program designed to raise money for the Liberty Fund. Between September 11th and the end of October, Duncan dealerships donated 50-dollars from every car sold to the Red Cross. More than 800-cars later, the Red Cross says the money's coming in handy everywhere.
(///// SOT at :21 /////)
[SOT 3:13:19-3:13:29]
[IN Q=We have one person in the ROA Valley... ]

((TOM BROWN/RED CROSS: WE HAVE ONE PERSON IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY WHO LOST HIS BROTHER IN THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 3:13:33-3:13:37]

((HE SAID THE RED CROSS HAD BEEN IN TOUCH WITH HIS SISTER-IN-LAW AND HE'D BEEN VERY PLEASED WITH THE RESPONSE.))
[SUPER=141-Tom Brown/Red Cross;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=pleased with the response.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

The Liberty Fund has racked up more than 500-hundred million dollars. The Red Cross says that money will be used ONLY to help victims of the attacks.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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[comm #8]





[3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


U-S warplanes are stepping up the bombing in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the opposition says alliance troops have over-run a village and captured more than a dozen Taliban soldiers.
The latest on the war effort, coming up.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


New developments in the race for Roanoke Sheriff--
After being denied the day off -- Deputy Octavia Johnson WILL be campaigning at the polls today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

[**jennifer miele live tease here]

[HER OUT Q=I'll have that story coming up]



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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Election Day, Tuesday November 6th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.