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[ANCHOR=Myranda]

Coming up on News 7.
Vinton voters will soon place their bets on a controversial betting parlor.
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[VO-NAT]

And some Roanoke County students try to promote peace within their schools one step at a time.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, Week Nine NFL highlights, an update on the Checker Auto Parts 500 in Phoenix, and
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[VO-NAT]


Frank Beamer has named a starting quarterback for the Pittsburgh contest.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
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Another unseasonably warm afternoon with a few record highs broken today. But, all good things must come to an end.
We'll detail some changes in the mid-week forecast coming up. [Video-Open]
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((BILLY OBENCHAIN: IT WILL HAVE A BAR AND RESTAURANT AREA, BUT AS FAR AS THE SMOKEY BACK ROOM GAMBLING CASINO TYPE, ABSOLUTELY NOT.))
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The debate over a proposed off track horse betting facility in Vinton picks up speed as the November 4th referendum approaches.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Vinton-OTB]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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When Vinton voters head to the polls Tuesday, they'll have to decide whether to approve a referendum that would allow an OFF-TRACK betting company to move in. The company has created some controversy among residents.
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[TAKE NEWS 7 AT 6 IN BAM] Jennifer Wishon is here now with more. Myranda, Colonial Downs already has four working facilities in Virginia.
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Supporters say the company has forged a proven track record, but opponents hope the town won't resort to gambling for recreation and a means of public revenues.
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(( Vinton Vice Mayor Billy Obenchain has visited all of Colonial Down's locations in Virginia and says allowing the company to open a facility in Vinton would be a stride in the right direction.
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[IN Q=If this is passed on ]

((IF THIS IS PASSED ON TUESDAY, COLONIAL DOWNS WILL BE THE LARGEST CORPORATE PARTNER TAX WISE FOR THE TOWN OF VINTON, IT WILL HAVE A HIGHER OVERALL TAX BASE THAN ANY OTHER INDUSTRY THAT WE HAVE IN TOWN AT PRESENT TIME OR IN THE NEAR FUTURE.))
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Obenchain says a facility like this one in Alberta, Virginia could mean tax revenues of 190- thousand dollars a year for Vinton.
But a group of ministers believe the town should work to investigate other options to benefit the community.
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((BILL BOOTH: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WE AS A COMMUNITY HAVE TO DECIDE WHETHER WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A DECISION BASED ON CHARACTER, WHO WE ARE, OR CONVENIENCE BECAUSE IN THE END IF WE CHOOSE CONVENIENCE I BELIEVE THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES, WHEREAS IF WE CHOOSE CHARACTER I BELIEVE THERE WILL BE OUTCOMES, RESULTS THAT WE WILL FIND TO BE BENEFICIAL.))
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Booth fears the facility will take advantage of the poor and foster the idea that everyone can get something for nothing. Although, Booth says he speaks for himself and not his congregation, he and other ministers have made their opinions public by placing ads like this one in a local newspaper.))
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Vice Mayor Obenchain says money generated from the facility would be used to renovate Vinton's War Memorial and fire station.
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Myranda, a number of years ago the same referendum failed in the city of Roanoke, but pass or fail in Vinton both sides hope residents turn out to vote to make sure their voices are heard.


[Barrett-Hamilton]


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The two women running for Roanoke Circuit Court Clerk are not new to the job. Both have more than 20 years of experience in the clerk's office.
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Brenda Hamilton recently retired to dedicate her time to campaigning. The mother-of-one moved to Roanoke as a young girl when schools in her hometown of Farmville became segregated. She says she hopes to bring personal service back to the clerk's office.
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((BRENDA HAMILTON: I LOVE PEOPLE AND I BELIEVE THAT IT TAKES, IN ORDER TO BE A GOOD LEADER AND SOMEONE WHO IS GOING TO SERVE THE ALMOST 100,000 PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE YOU HAVE TO FIRST LOVE PEOPLE BECAUSE THE CLERK'S OFFICE IS A SERVICE ORGANIZATION.))
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Hamilton's opponent, Mary Jane Barrett is currently chief deputy in the clerk's office. Barrett is a mother of three who says she loves her job and becoming clerk would be a natural fit.
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((MARY JANE BARRETT: I LOVE THE CLERK'S OFFICE, I'VE BEEN THERE FOR 33 YEARS. I'M STATE CHAIRMAN, I'VE BEEN REELECTED BY MY PEERS AND OTHER CLERKS THROUGHOUT THE STATE FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE TIMES FOR A TOTAL OF 15 YEARS.))
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[VO-NAT]

The clerk of court is elected for an eight year term.
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[Franklin-Sheriff]


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Franklin County's Sheriff wants to make two things clear: He's in good health and ready to fight for an eighth term.
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Quint Overton's 28 years in office make him one of Virginia's longest-serving sheriffs.
His opponent has suggested his age -- 65 -- and health may be a problem.
Overton says he's only been out sick 15 times in 20 years.
He likes his job so much, he hasn't taken a vacation in two decades.
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((QUINT OVERTON/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF: I JUST ENJOY WORKING WITH THE PEOPLE. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MIGHTY NICE TO ME. I DON'T HAVE ANY PARTICULAR HOBBY. I DON'T GOLF, I DON'T FISH. BUT I DO ENJOY LAW ENFORCEMENT.))
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Republican George Sterling is a retired Chief Inspector and Chief Deputy U-S Marshal who's lived in Franklin County since 1989.
He says he decided to run because the leadership has gotten "stale."
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((GEORGE STERLING/CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF: I FELT LIKE SOMEONE SHOULD RUN AGAINST HIM AND THE PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE A CHOICE. NO ONE'S RUN AGAINST HIM IN 12 YEARS. AND I THINK IT'S JUST TIME FOR A CHANGE. ))
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Sterling says the department is lagging behind its neighbor Bedford County in drug and D-U-I arrests.
But Overton says even though Franklin County is SMALLER, his department has handled more crimes overall.
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[Boty-Schools]


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Roanoke County school board members believe they've reached an agreement with residents of Botetourt County involved in a school related boundary situation.
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15 families on Hill Drive have paid Roanoke County taxes for years, but recently discovered they live in Botetourt County. That caused problems for eight school children who want to continue attending the same schools. School board members met with the families today and say they've drafted a proposal. Board member Mike Stovall says he can't divulge the details of the proposal until the board votes on it November 20th, but calls it a "win- win" situation for everyone involved.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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If an agreement is NOT reached, the children will have to switch schools in January of 2005.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Still ahead in the newscast, something new is rolling off the presses in Roanoke...
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and, a string of accidents kills SIX people shortly after the U-V-A, N-C State football game in Raleigh.
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[NC-Fatal]


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Six people were killed following a string of accidents after the U-V-A North Carolina State game.
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The accidents happened near Carter-Finley Stadium in North Carolina, shortly after the game ended.
Authorities say two cars collided, setting off a deadly chain of events.
A group of pedestrians went into the road to help.
THEY were then hit by a van.
Police say the van's driver was driving drunk.
All of the victims were from North Carolina.
It's not clear whether any of them had attended the game.
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[Biz-Review]


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Record earnings for a Roanoke-based Fortune-500 company... and the Roanoke Times unveils a new design. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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(( [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] This week in review.... [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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Advance Auto is celebrating record third-quarter earnings and a two for one stock split.
The Roanoke-based company made just over 45 million dollars last quarter.
The company's stock hit an all-time high Wednesday, before falling a few cents to close at $78.20. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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The Roanoke Times began using their new Heidelberg press Monday morning. Problems with the new equipment caused papers to be several hours late in some areas. Readers of Monday's paper were also introduced a major re-design.
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[IN Q=You know I like]

((ROBERT KIRK: LIKE TO SKIM THROUGH A PAPER FAIRLY FAST. THIS PAPER HERE, PROBABLY GOING TO TAKE ME A WHILE TODAY. I THINK IT'S JUST A MATTER OF PEOPLE GETTING USED TO IT, I RECKON.)) ((CAROLYN COFFMAN: WE'LL HAVE TO ADJUST AND BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH THE NEW LOOK, BUT SO FAR IT LOOKS GOOD.))
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The Roanoke Times is asking for feedback from readers. For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's News 7's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))



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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Up next on the newscast, one Montgomery County building is getting a major addition...
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[VO-NAT]

and also, dozens of kids hit the pavement to try to keep violence out of schools.
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[Monty-Courthouse]


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The Montgomery County courthouse is getting a facelift.
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The board of supervisors approved an expansion plan to build six additional courtrooms and upgrade the building's security system. The courthouse was built in 1977, and officials say the renovation work is long overdue.
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((ROBERT PARKER/MONTGOMERY CO. SPOKESMAN: AS WE ALL KNOW IT'S VERY CROWDED IN THERE, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SYSTEMS THAT ARE NOT ADEQUATE FOR 2003, THERE ARE SECURITY ISSUES THAT ARE INADEQUATE FOR 2003, SO THIS RENOVATION WILL ALLOW US TO ADDRESS ALL OF THOSE SHORTCOMINGS AS WELL AS PROVIDE ADDT'L COURTROOM SPACE AS ACCOMODATE THE VASTLY INCREASED DOCKET THAT NOW EXISTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY))
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Parker says the 16-and-a-half million dollar renovation should put the courthouse in good shape for at least the next 25-years. Work is scheduled to begin sometime next year.
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[Peace-Walk]


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Some Roanoke County students are using their feet to promote peace within their schools.
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About 65-students took part in a Peace Walk today, in an effort to promote non-violence in schools. The money raised will be used toward mediation programs, as well as a mediation scholarship. The Amy-B-Barnhart Scholarship Fund is awarded to a high school student who has been an example of non-violent dispute resolution, either through a personal conflict or by working with those who are in conflict.
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[Sports tease]


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Coming up, Frank Beamer pulls the trigger on a quarterback decision, racing from Phoenix, and
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the Giants win the battle of the Big Apple.
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[S-NFL]


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The Carolina Panthers dropped their second game of the season today as the Houston Texans got it done with a backup quarterback.
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Tony Banks was under center for David Carr who sat out with a sprained ankle and he found tight end
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Billy Miller for the game winning score early in the fourth quarter as the Texans shocked the Panthers 14 to 10.
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In the Meadowlands, the Giants and Kerry Collins were cruising past the Jets. Collins threw 2 TD passes as the Gints led 28 to 14.
But Chad Pennington rallied the Jets by throwing 4 toucdowns of his own as his club forced overtime tied at 28.
In the extra session, Brett Conway finally drove home this 29 yard field goal lifting the Giants past the Jets 31 to 28. Now all of today's NFL numbers.
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[S-Vick]


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As a result of last night's destruction of Miami - the Hokies move up to the 5 spot in the polls tonight, while the Hurricanes fall to 7th in the Coaches poll and 6th in the AP.
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Today, Coach Frank Beamer named junior Bryan Randall as the starting quarterback for the Pitt game, but did say that Marcus Vick would see play plenty. Mike Stevens has more on the signal callers and the aftermath of last night's historic win.
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[S-UVA]


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The Virginia Cavaliers are between the proverbial rock and a hard place with Maryland looming in 10 days. Despite yesterday's loss at NC State, Al Groh appreciated the Wahoos effort.
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[S-Race]


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The Checker Auto Parts 500 is in the closing stages in Phoenix. About 50 laps from the finish Jimmie Johnson leads Dale Earnhardt, Junior and Michael Waltrip. We'll have some highlights and hear from the winner at 11.

[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express wrapped up a busy three game weekend looking for its third straight win in today's matinee with the Charlotte Checkers.
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The Express could get back to .500 with a win today.
Dan Carlson got the first tally of the contest late in the second period off the assist from Steve Burgess.
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