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Coming up next on News 7 at 5, friends remember a local soldier who was killed this weekend in Iraq.
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Plus President Bush gets a first hand look at the damage caused by California's wildfires.
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Changes coming up weatherwise including more clouds and a cooling trend as well. Details ahead.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's election day in the Commonwealth.
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Voters will decide numerous local and statewide issues including the fate of a proposed off track betting parlor in Vinton.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Also C-B-S decides if it will air a controversial movie about Ronald Reagan.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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[SOT 16:13:04-16:13:10]
[IN Q=The kind of young man...]

((DONNA VAUGHN/DIRECTOR OF GUIDANCE, ALLEGHANY HIGH SCHOOL: THE KIND OF YOUNG MAN WHEN YOU MEET DOWN THE STREEET YOU'D SAY, I LIKE HIM, HE'S A GOOD KID, A GOOD STUDENT.))
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[OUT Q=a good kid, a good student.]
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[VO-NAT :05]

Faculty members at Alleghany High School mourn the death of a former student.
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[5-Hurley]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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[GRAPHIC=Soldier Killed]

First Lieutenant Joshua C. Hurley was killed in Iraq this weekend when his vehicle was hit by an explosive device.
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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]


The 24 year old graduated from Alleghany High School and the Virginia Military Institute. Those who knew him say he was a member of the wrestling, golf and J-V baseball teams, studied hard and always set a good example.
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[SOT 116:16:48-16:16:56]
[IN Q=Josh was an excellent student...]

((ROBERT MARTIN/TEACHER: JOSH WAS AN EXCELLENT STUDENT. HE HAD A GREAT PERSONALITY, ALWAYS ENJOYED SMILING AND HAD A GREAT ATTITUDE. HE WAS CERTAINLY AN EXAMPLE OF AMERICA'S FINEST AND THIS IS VERY TRAGIC AND VERY SAD. JOHN HUTCHISON/GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: IT'S REAL HARD. YOU THINK THE WAR'S OVER. HE DIED DOING WHAT HE WANTED TO DO.))
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[SUPER=01-John Hutchison/Guidance Counselor; :19]
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[OUT Q=died doing what he wanted to do.]



[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Lt. Hurley joined the Army in 2001 and was assigned to the 326th Engineer Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division. He is survived by a wife who also served Operation Iraqi Freedom, a sister and his parents.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Meanwhile yet another attack on Americans in Iraq- though this one was not deadly, three Americans were hurt.
As Teri Okita reports, a string of mortar attacks hit the main U-S compound in Baghdad.
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[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]
[SUPER=01-Josh Donega/Returning Soldier;]
[SUPER=@okita1]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((MORTAR FIRE LIT UP THE SKY FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT NIGHT IN IRAQS CAPITAL CITY AND LANDED INSIDE THE U-S MILITARYS MAIN COMPOUND THERE. WITNESSES DESCRIBE A SCENE OF PANIC, BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE. ONLY A FEW WERE HURT. AS SOLDIERS SEARCHED FOR SUSPECTS, PRESIDENT BUSH WAS ASKED IF HE THINKS SADDAM HUSSEIN IS BEHIND THE HEIGHTENED ATTACKS. President Bush: Im sure hes trying to stir up trouble. As Ive said, Saddam loyalists, those are the people, the torturers and murderers and thugs that used to benefit from Saddam Husseins regime are the ones, some of the ones creating the havoc.
THE VIOLENCE HAS ESCALATED TO THE NEAR-BREAKING POINT FOR MANY FOREIGN DIPLOMATS. NOW, SPAIN A KEY U-S ALLY IN IRAQ HAS PULLED MUCH OF ITS EMBASSY STAFF OUT OF THE COUNTRY. ITS TEMPORARY, BUT STILL A BAD SIGN FOR THE U-S' POST-WAR STRATEGY. TROOPS ALSO KNOW THE STAKES ARE GOING UP. THE HOMECOMING FOR THESE SOLDIERS OFF FOR TWO WEEKS OF R-AND-R WAS TEMPERED BY THE DEATHS OF 15 OF THEIR FELLOW COMRADES. THOSE MEN WERE SUPPOSED TO BE ON THIS FLIGHT MEN LIKE SPECIALIST BRIAN PENISTEN WHO WAS ON HIS WAY HOME TO GET MARRIED THIS FRIDAY. THEIR DEATHS ARE STILL FRESH ON THE MINDS OF THESE SOLDIERS.
Josh Donega/Returning Soldier it's sad...what happened Teri Okita/Reporting: Despite the heightened violence, President Bush says the U-S will stay the course. To prove it, he plans to sign an 87-billion dollar aid package for Iraq and Afghanistan into law this week. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=503-06 1:10:42]
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It is election day- but anytime there is not a presidential race, voter turnout is typically low.
So far that has been the case in much the Roanoke Valley.
[ELECTION DOUBLE BOXES=Jean/ JoyMicrowave;]


Joy Sutton has been out at the polls most of the day and joins us with the latest.
[LIVE=Joy/FULL]
[SUPER=219-Joy Sutton/jsutton*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=205-Roanoke;]


I checked in with the registrars office in Valley at 3pm --
voter turnout in Roanoke 17 percent, Roanoke County 25 percent and Salem 27 percent.
But there is one town where voters turnout is higher than normal.
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[IN Q=While most locations in RV]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=201-Dottie Patton/Voter; :08]
[SUPER=201-John Williams/Voter; :30]
[SUPER=201-Lin Young/Immunization Project; :44]
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[OUT Q=flu and pneumonia]

(( While most locations in the Roanoke Valley have seen less than a third of voters --that has not been the case in the town of Vinton.
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[SOT 15:18:57]
[IN Q=I'VE SEEN TWICE AS MANY]

((I'VE SEEN TWICE AS MANY AS I'VE EVER SEEN OUT HERE IF NOT MORE AND I THINK ALOT OF HAS TO DO WITH ON THE BALLOT ABOUT THE HORSE RACING AND ALL --IT'S JUST BUT PEOPLE OUT IN DROVES))
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At 3pm voter turnout was more than 36 percent in Vinton. But people not only turned out to vote this election day --others came out for a free flu shot..
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[SOT 14:22:36]
[IN Q=I'm a senior myself]

((I'M A SENIOR MYSELF AND I THINK SAVING 15 DOLLARS OR SO IS A GOOD THING IT'S BETTER THAN COUPONS))
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[OUT Q=than coupons]


It was all part of the vaccinate and vote campaign --and more than 5-hundred people came out -- higher turnout than expected --and good news for health officials. --
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[IN Q=This particular area]

((ThIS PARTICULAR AREA OF VIRGINA....AS BEING HIGHER IN RELATION TO FLU AND PNEUMONIA))
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[OUT Q=flu and pneumonia]))
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While the flu shot aren't still being offered a this hours -- the polls will still be open until 7pm --tonight.
So there is still time cast your vote.
[SUPER=205-Roanoke;]


Jean,

[ELECTION DOUBLE BOXES=Joy Jean /Microwave;]



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As Joy mentioned supporters of "off track betting" are taking a gamble on Vinton voters today.
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[SUPER=203-Albert/File Tape;]

Colonial Downs hopes to build a facility like this one in the town of Vinton.
[SUPER=203-Vinton;]

The proposal of commercial gambling has created some controversy and today citizens are voting on a referendum to either allow or ban the company. Both sides of the track are waiting outside precincts to try and sway voters.
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[SOT 9:05:06]
[IN Q=It's real simple]

((DAVE SEMONES: IT'S REAL SIMPLE, IT'S FOR THE KIDS OF THE COMMUNITY. I DON'T WANT MY KIDS OR ANY KIDS IN THE COMMUNITY TO HAVE ACCESS TO THEIR BACK YARD TO GAMBLE AND IT'S THAT SIMPLE.)) ((MOIRA HOLDREN: I THINK IF IT BRINGS JOBS AND REVENUE TO VINTON I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING WE SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF.
I DON'T THINK IT'S SOMETHING WE CAN TURN AWAY IN VINTON RIGHT NOW.))
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[SUPER=201-Moira Holdren/Off Track Betting Supporter; :10]
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[OUT Q=Vinton right now]
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A Colonial Downs spokesman says the company is already looking for property to renovate or develop.
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In central Virginia, a veteran politician is trying to fend off another Democratic challenge in hopes of keepin his seat in the State Senate.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean/Steve/Microwave;]


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom.. Steve how are Steve Newman and Bob Clarke feeling today?
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Jean, both will tell you they feel confident heading into tonight.. and that the beautiful weather and the right endorsements have both increased the turnout and their chances for victory.
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[SUPER=201-Rev. James Coleman/Newman Supporter; :09]
[SUPER=201-Walter Fore/Lynchburg Voters League; :29]
[SUPER=201-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :45]
[SUPER=201-Bob Clarke/(D) State Senate Candidate; :55]
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[OUT Q=how it comesout.]


(( Election Day 2003 in Lynchburg featured an unusual sight: two of the city's better-known civil rights activists actively campaigning for a Republican.
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((REV. JAMES COLEMAN/NEWMAN SUPPORTER: NOTHING STRANGE ABOUT HELPING TO EMPOWER THE COMMUNITY. AND IN THAT EMPOWERMENT SOMETIMES WE CAN BE ON THE OTHER SIDE, AS LONG AS WE'RE ON THE SIDE OF WHAT WE BELIEVE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=in our community.]


But Democrats say inner city turnout will make the difference for Bob Clarke in his race to unseat Steve Newman in the 23rd District.
[SOT 13:30:19]

((WALTER FORE/LYNCHBURG VOTERS LEAGUE: IT'S SAD THAT THIS COULD EVEN COME ABOUT BECAUSE WE'VE ALL BEEN TOGETHER ON THE SAME PAGE FOR SO MANY YEARS. I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BECAUSE IT'S OUT IN THE PUBLIC JUST WHAT'S GOING ON.))
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[OUT Q=what's going on.]


For their part, Newman and Clarke were enjoying a gorgeous day for shaking hands and making that last-minute contact with voters.
[SOT 15:26:28]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: WE'VE DONE EVERYTHING WE CAN DO, WE'VE GOT OUT OUR MESSAGE OF BETTER SCHOOLS AND LOWER TAXES AND WE'VE SEEN THE RESULTS TODAY, IT'S BEEN A GREAT DAY SO FAR AND IF EVERYONE COMES OUT AND VOTES, I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=a good night.]
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((BOB CLARKE/D-STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: IT'S BEEN A ROUGH FIGHT, WE'VE BEEN UNDERFUNDED AND OUTMANNED BUT WE'VE GIVEN IT A GOOD FIGHT, SO WE'LL SEE HOW IT COMES OUT.))
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[OUT Q=how it comes out.] ))
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Two other races we're watching tonight are Delegate Lacey Putney's contest with upstart challenger Art Lipscomb..


[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean/Steve/Microwave;]


..and in Campbell County where Mike Milnor and Terry Gaddy are seeking to replace now-retired sheriff Buddy Maxey.


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Up next on the newscast, Walmart has more problems for allegedly using illegal workers.
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Also President Bush gets a tour of the damage caused by California wild fires.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The candidates in the 17th House District battled under blue skies today, as they went hunting for undecided voters.
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Republican William Fralin voted early and spent the day shuttling between precincts.
Confident with the campaign he has waged, Fralin says he believes the race will hinge on local issues.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Issues like widening 81]

((ISSUES LIKE WIDENING 81, MAKING SURE THAT WE DO, MAKING SURE OUR SCHOOLS ARE SAFE, THOSE ARE THE KINDS OF ISSUES THAT TO ME HAVE COME HOME. AND THE PEOPLE REALLY ARE INTERESTED IN RIGHT NOW, AND I THINK I HAVE A PRETTY GOOD PLAN TO DO THOSE THINGS.))
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[OUT Q=plan to do those things.]
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Fralin says he needs a good turnout in South Roanoke and Roanoke County, but says he expects strong support throughout the district.
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The Democratic candidate for the 17th seat was also out trying to sway voters as they headed for the polls.
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[SUPER=203-Roanoke Co.;]

Linda Wyatt took time to visit polling spots outside of the city. She says she's is confident in her campaign, and hopes voters have received her message.
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((LINDA WYATT/(D) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE; I FEEL VERY GOOD ABOUT IT, VERY HOPEFUL. WE'VE CERTAINLY HAD A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE OUT HERE WORKING. WE'VE HAD VERY GOOD RESPONSE FROM OUR DOOR TO DOOR, SO I FEEL PRETTY GOOD ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=201-Linda Wyatt/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; ]
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[OUT Q=pretty good about it.]
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Wyatt also thanked her opponents for running clean, straightforward, gentlemanly campaigns that have focused on issues that are important to the 17th House District.
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Independent candidate Gary Bowman is battling both Fralin and Wyatt for the seat formerly held by Vic Thomas.
The Roanoke attorney says he is the only candidate who is free of party obligations.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL]
Once the polls close at 7, News 7 will bring you updated vote counts of key races throughout the evening.
And for continuously updated results of all races in the region, you can go to our home page any time tonight at wdbj7-dot-com.
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President Bush says he saw both heartache and hope as he toured the fire ravaged parts of Southern California.
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[Super=03-Harbison Canyon, CA;]


The President walked through the charred Harbison Canyon near San Diego.
He said he was impsired to hear the hope that many fire victims have.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: I'VE VISITED FAMILIES HERE THAT ARE OBVIOUSLY CRUSHED BY THE MATERIAL LOSE, AND THEY LOOK FORWARD TO REBUILDING, REBUILDING THEIR LIVES AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT, STATE FEDERAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT HELPING THEM AS BEST AS WE CAN.))
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[OUT Q=BEST AS WE CAN.]
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Bush says it was hard to hear the stories of loss, but he says it was also inspiring to hear how Californians hellped each other.
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[5-Wal-mart]


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Wal-mart is not out of hot water yet when it comes to accusations of illegal immigrants working on cleaning crews at the stores.
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The U-S attorneys office has informed Wal-mart brass that a grand jury probe is under way into the stores... that after last month's sweep involving Wal-mart stores.
[Super=03-Rockbridge Co./Last Month;]


Federal agents arrested arrested 250 workers in 21 states.
That sweep included visits to several Virginia stores.
Officials allege the workers were in the country illegally.
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Coming up today in Sports, the Big East gets bigger.
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[VO] Then following that, CBS says a controversial movie will not be broadcast on its air.
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Sports is up next, then after that,
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we'll tell you why David Letterman was late to the Late Show.
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[Comm 3]

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Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your Tuesday Ticker. In response to Miami, Virginia tech and Boston College leaving for the ACC, the Big East has added five schools in Louisville, Cincinnati, South Florida, Depaul and Marquette.

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Louisville, Cincinnati and South Florida will compete in all sports but Marquette and Depaul do not have football but will field teams in all other sports.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Tranghese/Big East Commissioner; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....about the prospects"]
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The Miami madness has died down a bit in Blacksburg, and for the Hokies that's a good thing. Dangerous Pittsburgh is coming up this Saturday - and Mike Stevens says we all know what happened the last time Tech hit the road for a big game.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/October 22; :10]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/7 & 3 Against Pittsburgh; :19]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

(( Beating the Hurricanes may have taken the sting out getting wasted in West Virginia - but trust me - no one in the Hokies nation has forgotten what it's like to be road kill in the Big East. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((JAKE GROVE:)) ((ERIC GREEN:)) No one in Blacksburg has to be reminded that Pittsburgh has beaten the Hokies each of the past two years, and that the Panthers were picked ahead of the Hokies in the preseason. In Blacksburg Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

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The Roanoke Express is on a hot streak, winning three in a row but tonight, the team will score even bigger points with local fans when the players donate their time to help children with Cerebral palsy. Players will be teaching the kids skating and hockey techniques and then team up and face it off in a hockey game.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


In other Express news, goalie David Belitiski is the ECHL goalie of the week. He spear headed three straight wins for the Express and in games Friday, Saturday and Sunday, he maintained a 1.67 goals against average and a .943 save percentage.
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The Express next home game is Friday night against the Augusta Lynx. That's all for the ticker, but don't go away, Jean will be back with more news 7 at five in a few.

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CBS made it official today. It will NOT air a controversial two part movie about the Reagan family.
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[SUPER=04-"The Reagans";]


The announcement follows protests and a threatened advertiser boycott of the miniseries, called ``The Reagans.''
The network says it will send the movie to Showtime.
C-B-S says in a statement that after seeing the finished film, it does not show a quote ``balanced portrayal'' of the Reagans.
C-B-S also says that as a broadcast network, it has different standards than a pay cable network like Showtime.
Conservatives have been urging C-B-S to dump the movie, saying it's not fair to Ronald Reagan.
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David Letterman missed the Late Show last night. But most people will understand.
He's apparently going to be a dad very soon.
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[SUPER=04-Worldwide Pants, Inc.;]


Band leader Paul Shaffer filled in as host last night.
He told the audience that Letterman was at the hospital waiting for the delivery of his baby.
A spokesman wouldn't comment on where Letterman and his pregnant girlfriend Regina Lasko are.
Letterman lives in Connecticut. No word on whether Lasko has actually gone into labor.
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[Anchor=Jean]
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The 56-year-old Letterman had said on a previous show that he's ``terribly excited'' about being a first-time dad -- but he also says he's ``scared silly.''

[5-Matrix]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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Fans of the Matrix will be lining up Wednesday to see Revolutions, which promises to answer all the questions raised in the first two films. Chris Lawrence has more from Hollywood.
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[SUPER=04-"The Matrix Revolutions"]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/CBS News;]
[SUPER=01-Carrie-Anne Moss/Trinity;]
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((Its a world where machines have taken over and man is making his last stand.

(nats)

If you tell me well make it, Ill believe you.
The new film Revolutions is the last of three in the Matrix series.

(nats)

I see the end coming
And now that its done, even the actors are having a hard time saying goodbye.

(Chris Lawrence/CBS News)

Is there kind of that feeling, Im not gonna see these people. As much. As much.
Carrie-Anne Moss may be finished with her character, but not her co-stars. And Jada Pinkett Smith says her son feels the same way.

(Jada Pinkett Smith/Niobe)

Hes been saying, Mom I want to see Carrie-Anne. I told him, well shes just had a new baby, so we gotta wait, but were gonna go visit her.

(Carrie-Anne Moss/Trinity)

Hes such a love bug. I love that kid. You know, I saw her kids grow up, and I havent even known her that long.
Together, the actors have worked long hours for a lot of years.

(nats)

Want to catch it
And thereve been a lot of lighter moments that wont ever show up on screen.

(nats)

Dont try this at home, kids!
Still, when it came time to work the cast was ready to buckle down.

(nats movie)

On my mark gimme full power to 90% lower left starboard!
Pinkett Smith is extremely petite and faced the pressure of selling her character as a tough, experienced pilot.

(Jada sot)

Ha-ha! Itd be like what is she doing? And who let her drive the ship?
So did she pull it off? Starting this week, fans can decide for themselves whether all that work was ultimately worth it. Chris Lawrence, CBS News Hollywood.))


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