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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Will a newly renovated Roanoke theater bring in blockbuster business for its neighbors?
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

National guard troops heading out for active duty today say they're proud to be called up in the war on terrorism.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the BCS numbers are out. Jefferson Forest has a new basketball coach, and we have this week's new Tech 2002 report.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, Kevin Jones' MRI exam on his hamstring is set for tomorrow morning at seven o'clock.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Election day forecast is rather cloudy and cool with rain by the afternoon. Complete details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


They've been asked to do their part in the nation's war on terrorism.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Now more Virginia citizen-soldiers are answering Uncle Sam.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[VA-Guard]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC12:45]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The call actually came last month for members of Virginia's Army National Guard.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Deployment began today as the 2nd Battalion of the 116th Infantry packed up and headed out for a year of active duty.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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((SAY I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU.. ))
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As they smiled and hugged and waved goodbye, these soldiers and their families knew this was the first day of what promises to be a long year.
120 National Guardsmen from Lynchburg are part of a group of 400 being ordered to 12 months of active federal duty as part of "Operation Enduring Freedom".. America's response to last year's terrorist attacks.
[SOT 10:50:33]

((MAJ. GEN. CLAUDE WILLIAMS/VA NATIONAL GUARD: AND WHEN YOU'RE AT WAR YOU HAVE TO DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS AND ONE OF THOSE THINGS IS TO MOBILIZE CITIZEN-SOLDIERS, TAKE THEM AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR JOBS AND SEND THEM OUT ON POINT FOR THE NATION. AND THAT'S ONE OF THE GOOD THINGS WE SEE WITH OUR PROGRAM IS THE FACT THAT WE DO HAVE THE FOLKS TRAINED AND READY TO DO THAT.))
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[OUT Q=to do that.]


All the training doesn't make these departures any easier.. but both sides were making the best of a tough situation.
[SOT 10:51:38]

((SPC. TOMMY SHUPE/VA NATIONAL GUARD: IT'S HARD ON THE FAMILIES AND IT'S HARD ON THE SOLDIERS LEAVING, BUT I'M PROUD TO BE CALLED UP FOR THIS MISSION AND JUST WANT TO DO MY PART.))
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((KIMBERLY ZEH/WIFE OF GUARDSMAN: I REALLY THINK THAT GOD'S GOING TO PROTECT HIM AND I'M REALLY PROUD OF WHAT THEY'RE DOING. MY HUSBAND'S REALLY PROUD TO BE HELPING OUT WITH THE WAR ON TERRORISM AND HE'S JUST GLAD TO BE DOING HIS PART SO THAT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT.))
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After the soldiers boarded their buses, the crowd.. consisting of families, friends and schoolchildren.. gave them a hero's sendoff..
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((buses leave))
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..each hoping they could be there when these citizen-soldiers return.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Cline-Elrod]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#02-36 TC1:28:02]
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Repulibcan Ben Cline and Democrat Mimi Elrod are now in the final hours of their race to replace Vance Wilkins in the house of DElegates.
Today Governor Mark Waner weighed in for Elrod while Congressman Bob Goodlatte campaigned for Cline, his former chief of staff.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is in Buena Vista tonight with more on their efforts to get out the vote.
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[21-day-rule]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mmu]
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A question on tomorrow's ballot would give wrongfully convicted people a better chance of being exonerated.
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Voters are being asked to approve a measure to permit the state Supreme Court to free an innocent person based on DNA testing.
The proposed Constitutional amendment would create an exemption to the 21-day-rule for new DNA evidence.
Virginia's 21-day-rule limits the introduction of new evidence to a three-week period following a conviction.
It is the most restrictive limit in the nation.
Supporters says the measure is needed to prevent innocent people from spending their lives in prison for something they didn't do.
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[SOT 11:53:53]
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[SUPER=01-Stephen Benjamin/State DNA Task Force]
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The ballot measure has support from both prosecutors and defense attorneys.
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[Promo-Election]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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News 7 will provide complete election coverage tomorrow night.
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[Election Tomorrow FS #1301]

We'll bring you live updates and the latest returns throughout the evening. Our special coverage begins when the polls close at 7.
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[Web Page FS #1300]

And you will find up-to-the-minute results on all contested races in our region throughout the evening .. on our web page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[Election-Monitor]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC1:29:56]
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Federal election officers have been in place since the late 1960's. But in the wake of some election day problems in other states the attorney general wanted the public to be more aware of their presence during tomorrow's elections.
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Assistant U-S attorney Sharon Burnham was recently appointed to a two year term as District Election Officer for Western Virginia. She says it's important for citizens to feel their voting rights are secure.
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((SHARON BURNHAM/WESTERN DISTRICT ELECTION OFFICER: VOTING IS OUR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT IN THIS COUNTRY. IT IS WHAT MAKES AMERICA, AMERICA AND WHEN THE PUBLIC GROWS CONCERNED THAT ELECTIONS AREN'T FAIRLY CONDUCTED THEN IT UNDERMINES WHAT OUR SYSTEM IS THERE FOR.))
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Burnham says tomorrow she'll work closely with the F-B-I in case of any problems.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The U-S attorney's office only has jurisdiction over federal elections. Burnham says citizens with concerns about the way state elections are conducted should contact state officials.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Now boarding: flights from the Star City to the Big Apple.
We'll tell you about them next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus Virginia Tech police say they've scored in their fight against fake tickets.
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[Grandin-Road]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC1:13:35]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The curtain is up at the newly renovated Grandin Theatre.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Now nearby business owners hope paying customers are getting in line.
[ANCHOR=Keith ]
[SS=None]

Business Reporter Rachel Cannon takes a look at the ripple effect the movie house has on the neighborhood.
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[SUPER=01-Luella Banks/Business Owner; :16]
[SUPER=01-Tom Hanes/Greater Raleigh Court Civic League; :55]
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[SUPER=01-Andrea Waide/Business Owner; 1:42]
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((NATS 22:57:23 [THAT'LL BE ALL FOR YOU TODAY?] Whether the sale is hot coffee or fine furniture, business owners on Grandin Road are happy to see the lights back on at the Grandin Theatre.
For Daily Grind owner Luella Banks, it means business.
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((LUELLA BANKS/BUSINESS OWNER; WE GET A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING IN BEFORE MOVIES COMING IN FOR DINNER AND A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING IN AFTER FOR DESERT AND COFFEE, IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS.))
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Such a difference that when the Grandin was dark - - the shop's hours were cut. But since the theatre's re-opening a couple weeks ago, the Daily Grind is staying up late with movie goers until 11pm.

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((LUELLA BANKS/BUSINESS OWNER; IT WOULD DEFINITELY BE A WHOLE LOT TOUGHER WITHOUT THE GRANDIN THEATER. THE GRANDIN THEATER IS WHAT PULLS PEOPLE TO THIS AREA.))
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Getting them here is the goal of local leaders. Tom Hanes says they knew making the area a viable commercial district relied heavily keeping the Grandin alive.
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((TOM HANES/PRES., RALEIGH COURT CIVIC LEAGUE; WITHOUT THAT IN FULL SWING IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO HAVE THE ACTIVITY LEVEL THAT YOU NEED TO SUSTAIN SOME OF THE RETAIL BUSINESSES.))
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((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNAON@WDBJ7.COM; NOT SURPRISINGLY BUSINESS OWNERS SAY FOOT TRAFFIC HAS INCREASED ON THE WEEKENDS, THE MOST LIKELY TIME THAT PEOPLE WOULD COME SEE A MOVIE AT THE GRANDIN. SO NOW THE CHALLENGE IS GET MORE PEOPLE TO SHOP HERE DURING THE WEEK.))
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((ANDREA WAIDE/BUSINESS OWNER; THERE ARE SOME EMPTY BUILDINGS HERE ON GRANDIN ROAD AND I KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF INTEREST IN FILLING THOSE SPACES AND I I THINK MORE RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS RETAIL PLACES COMING IN MAKE THIS AGAIN A DESTINATION.))
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Waide has been here with Reid's Fine Furnishings for seven years. She was part of the grassroots effort to save the theatre and now celebrates its success in her window displays.
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((WE HAVE NOTICED A DIFFERENCE IN THE TRAFFIC THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE COMING UP AND DOWN GRANDIN ROAD WHICH IS A GREAT THING.))
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Another great thing, the area's historic designation. It may be the next ticket to sealing its economic future. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke.))

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Thanks to new service at Roanoke Regional Airport, New York is now less than two hours away.
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As of yesterday, US Airways Express is offering non-stop service to La Guardia on Colgan Air, one of its thirteen carriers. The Manassass-based airline will make three round-trip flights a day on turbo prop planes capable of carrying 33-passengers. The trip takes about an hour and forty-five minutes. The airline is offering introductory round-trip mid-week fares to La Guardia of 170-dollars.
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[Stocks]


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Profit-taking pulled stocks well off their session highs, but the bulls still managed to notch another win. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 54 points.
NASDAQ gained 36.
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[Burrow]


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The government still believes former D-Day Foundation President Richard Burrow "created a shell game" to win state grant money.
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In a 26-page response filed today to Burrow's motion to dismiss, the government says the D-Day Foundation was in "dire straits" ...that it owed the architect and construction company well over a million dollars, when Burrow was telling the Board of Directors that the Foundation had NO debt. In short, says the government: "there was no available cash and no matching funds" for the D-Day Memorial dedicated last year in Bedford. Burrow faces trial in December for allegedly defrauding the state.
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[Tech-Tickets]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-35 TC1:28:35]
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Saturday's football match-up between Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh may have turned out a loss for the Hokies, but, it marked a win for police.
Virginia Tech police arrested one of the people they believe is behind a recent ticket scam.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Myranda/Microwave;]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens is here now with the details.
Shannon the key word here is one.
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[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
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Police say they are very happy over the arrest...but, would be naive to think this case is over.
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((DEBRA DUNCAN/VT POLICE CHIEF: I THINK WE HAVE ONE OF THEM. I DON'T THINK THAT HE WAS OPERATING ALONE I DON'T THINK HE'S THE ONLY PERSON, BUT, HE'S CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MAJOR PLAYERS. 10:59))
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[***MYRANDA'S MIC HOT***]
39-year-old Alonzo Thornton of Maryland is charged with three counts of obtaining money by false pretenses.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September]


Witnesses identified Thornton as the man who sold them bogus tickets during the September Marshall game...where officials recovered about 30 of the counterfeit tickets.
[SUPER=04-Saturday;]


Police say Thorton did not have any tickets when they arrested him, but, he was carrying several hundred dollars.


They say he has also been charged at the University of Maryland...for selling fake tickets there.
Thornton is now being held in the Montgomery County jail.
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[LIVE=Myranda/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Now, officials say they have not found any fake tickets at either of the last two home games...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Shannon/Microwave;]


Which means their message of not buying tickets off the street appears to be working.
But, still, police believe there are more counterfeiters out there and they are intent on finding all of them... Shannon.


[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the new BCS number, UVa gets ready for Penn State, while Tech has some injury problems.
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[VO-NAT]

And if your name is Fitzgerald - you have a good shot at making your mark in this week's edition of the Tech 2002 Report.
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[S-Tech2002]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-122 13845TC]
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In tonight's Tech 2002 Report the search for the key to unlock the Tech offense is a hot topic along with the fact that there were too just many Fitzgeralds in the house last Saturday night.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/16th Season as VT Head Coach; :31]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/5 TD Passes & 6 Interceptions; :39]
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(( The Hokies have begun preparing for Syracuse and rest assured the offense will get tweaked once or twice as this week continues. In the team's last three games - the Hokies have turned the ball over 10 times. And say what you will, but the passing game is still just averaging 124 yards a game. On the season, Tech's opponents have almost twice as many yards through the air. And the penalties also continues to mount. The team has been whistled for 63 so far this season. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((BRYAN RANDALL:)) While the Hokies were searching for consistency - Pittsburgh freshman Larry Fitzgerald was making a habit of landing in the endzone. The true freshman from Minneapolis caught three touchdown passes to earn Big East player of the week honors. Fitzgerald leads the Big East in receiving. He wasn't the only Fitzgerald to make his mark on the field last Saturday. Lynchburg native Mickey Fitzgerald was inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports hall of fame. The former EC Glass star played at Tech from 1976-79 and like many - was close to the late Tech trainer Eddie Ferrell.
((MICKEY FITZGERALD:)) A knee injury cut short his Tech career, but he still played pro football for the Eagles, Falcons and Memphis Showboats - plus he was a sumo wrestler in Japan. He takes great pride in having played a part in putting Tech on the national map.)) ((MICKEY FITZGERARD:))

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The New Bowl Championship Series standings are out tonight and Oklahoma is riding high in the number one spot with more than a three and a half point lead over Ohio State. The Buckeyes are now second with Miami third. The Hokies fell all the way to 10th spot, while Notre Dame dropped to the 7 spot.

[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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They have identical 6-and-3 records but Penn State is ranked 19th and UVa has yet to crack the top 25 all season.
Steve Mason some rest and respect could put UVa in the national spotlight.
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