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Coming up on News 7-
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Both President Bush and Senator John Kerry claim victory after last night's presidential debate. At least 15-people are dead after a tour bus crashed along a highway in Arkansas. And all bets are ON in Vinton, as the town gets ready to open its first off-track betting parlor.
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News 7 is next.

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The major candidates running for president both declare victory in last night's debate.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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President Bush and John Kerry have hit the campaign trail RUNNING -- after last night's debate. But determining who actually came out the winner is still up for debate. Bianca *Solorzano* has the story.
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((WITH PRESIDENT BUSH AND SENATOR KERRY NOW RUNNING AN EVEN TIGHTER RACE FOR THE ELECTION - THEY ARE OUT THIS WEEKEND -
SPINNING THEIR OWN DEBATE VICTORIES ACROSS THE MIDWEST'S BATTLEGROUND STATES SOT BUSH Much of what my opponent said la
st night was contradicted by his own record. SOT KERRY Two and O and I'm looking forward to the third.
SOT: SATURDAY POLLS CALLED KERRY THE WINNER BY A SLIGHT MARGIN OVER BUSH AT THEIR SECOND DEBATE. BUT NOTABLY AND PERHA

PS MORE IMPORTANTLY - BUSH'S PERFORMANCE WAS SEEN AS GREATLY IMPROVED SINCE THEIR LAST MEETING. BUT - WITH NO DECISIVE VICTORY - WHO WILL BE NOVEMBER'S CHAMP - IS STILL ANYONE'S CALL. NAT POP: GIBSON - welcome to the 2nd presidential debate... THE TOWN HALL STYLE MEETING PITTED "UNDECIDED" VOTERS FROM MISSOURI AGAINST THE DUO. AND IF FRIDAY NIGHT'S QUESTIONERS ARE ANY INDICATION OF WHERE THE NATION STANDS - THESE CANDIDATES HAVE A LOT OF EXPLAINING TO DO. THE LAST TIME THE PAIR SQUARED OFF - PRESIDENT BUSH RECEIVED A LOT OF CRITICISM FOR HIS EMOTIVE SCOWLS DURING KERRY'S ANSWERS... AT THIS LATEST DEBATE - THERE WAS LESS BODY LANGUAGE - BUT HIS SPICY DEMEANOR WAS FULLY ROUSED IN DEFENSE OF THE ALLIANCE. 12:32:03 (AROUND) bush: "I've got to answer this," KERRY'S RESPONSES - ALTHOUGH DESCRIBED AS COOLER - WERE NO LESS ARGUMENTATIVE AND SOME CRITICIZE - TOO LONG WINDED. THE THIRD AND FINAL DEBATE WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY IN TEMPE ARIZONA - WITH THE FOCUS ON DOMESTIC ISSUES.))

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Tropical Storm Matthew drenched southeast Louisiana today flooding roads and sending coastal residents to higher ground.
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Authorities issued a state of emergency as tides along the Gulf coast were up to FOUR feet above normal levels. Tropical Storm Matthew is the biggest weather event to affect the Gulf Coast region since Hurricane Ivan plowed through last month. Forecasters see this broad system as more of a rainmaker throughout the weekend. Heavy rainfall could last for up to 48 hours and reach into Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.
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Residents in Vinton will be placing their bets on Monday as the new Colonial Downs off track betting facility opens its doors.
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The new 15-thousand square foot building can house up to 600 employees and patrons. All of the races are shown "live" and bets are taken until the last race is run on the west coast. There was some controversy surrounding the facility, but Colonial Downs executives hope it has been resolved.
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((JERRY MONAHAN:THEY LOOKED US OVER REAL WELL BEFORE THEY SMILED AT US, AND WE WERE VERY HAPPY THAT REPORTS CAME BACK-- THEY HEARD A LOT OF GOOD THINGS ABOUT OUR COMPANY.))
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Proceeds from all of the off track betting facilities ensure bigger purses for the winners at the Colonial Downs horse track in New Kent County. But president, *Ian Stewart,* says the town will benefit as well.
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((IAN STEWART:THERES A PERIMUTUAL TAX THAT PAYS A TAX DIRECTLY TO THE COMMUNITY ON A SMALL PIECE OF EVERY DOLLAR THAT'S WAGERED HERE.))
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The building has designated smoking and non-smoking areas... along with a snack bar and private lounges for those who want to bet in peace. Colonial Downs hopes the new addition to Vinton will do just as well as its five other Off Track Betting facilities around Virginia.
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With coal prices hitting record highs, some of the biggest energy companies say they desperately need help to meet demand. Coal companies are raiding each other for experienced help -- and labor shoratages are hurting profits. Coal producers say the real crunch will occur in five to seven years when the industry faces a massive wave of retirements.


[Polo-Cup]


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Hundreds of people came out to Green Hill Park today to support music in the valley.
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The 17th annual Roanoke Symphony Polo Cup had the horses slinging up the mud today. The annual event has grown every year and this year was no exception.
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((JOE COBB/DIRECTOR OF MARKETING ROANOKE SYMPHONY:IT HAS GROWN! WE'VE SEEN SIGNIFICANT GROWTH THIS YEAR. I THINK THE CONCERT HELPED DO THAT BUT I THINK THAT PEOPLE ARE GETTING MORE AND MORE INTERESTED THAT THIS IS THE ONLY POLO MATCH IN ROANOKE AND IT'S AN EXCITING EVENT.))
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It wasn't all horses-- a concert, a face painting tent, and plenty of drinks kept the party going all day long. Proceeds from the many *divot-stomping* attendees will go towards the Roanoke Symphony's music education programs -- and to raise awareness of live symphonic music in the Roanoke Valley.
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Still to come on the newscast, Lance Armstrong rides across the country to raise money for cancer research...
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and more than a dozen people are killed in an unusual bus accident.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Hokies eek out their first ACC road victory, part of a topsy turvy day in the ACC and around the top 25. Ferrum gets back on track on homecoming day, and hockey is back in Roanoke at least for one night. Plus Metro Cross country and a whole lot more on the way in sports.))
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A tour bus carrying Chicago-area residents to a Mississippi casino left an interstate highway and flipped over early Saturday, killing at least 15 people, including the driver. Andy Wise has the story.
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Authorities in Pennsylvania are trying to determine what caused an early morning house fire that killed six people.
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Four of the victims were children, ranging in age from two to 12-years old. Firefighters say it only took them three minutes to get to the scene and just twenty minutes to put out the flames -- but it was still too late for the family inside.
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((LLOYD AYERS/ACTING PHILADELPHIA FIRE CHIEF:THE FIRE MARSHAL, OUR TEAM -WE HAVE OUR MEMBERS INSIDE. THEY'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH THE PLACE. THEY'RE GOING TO LOOK AT EVERY ASPECT OF THE HOME. AND THEY'RE GOING TO ASCERTAIN WHAT HAPPENED.))

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Neighbors also reported hearing gunshots around the time of the fire, but officials haven't *commented* on that -- only saying the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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*Six-time Tour de France champion* Lance Armstrong has completed yet another feat.
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Armstrong and19 other cyclists rolled into the nation's capital today, to finish out the cross country Bristol-Meyers Squibb Tour of Hope. The tour began September 20th in Los Angeles, with hopes of raising millions of dollars for cancer research.
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((Lance Armstrong: YOU GOTTA MAKE IT LOUD. THESE GUYS JUST RODE ACROSS COUNTRY. AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW WHAT THEY JUST DID IS AN UNBELIVABLE TASK. AS I'VE TOLD PEOPLE ALL WEEK, THEY GIVE US THREE WEEKS TO RIDE 2500 MILES, THESE GUYS RIDE 3500 IN EIGHT DAYS. AND THEY'RE NOT PROS!))
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Having survived testicular cancer, Armstrong was among other cancer survivors, doctors, care givers and researchers on the tour.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, celebrating the harvest with some high flying fruit...
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and pass go, collect 15-thousand dollars. We'll take you to one high stakes real estate deal coming up next.
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They took quite a few chances... some were thrown into jail and they all passed Go!
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But a Spanish man outlasted them all at the 2004 Monopoly World Championship in Tokyo, Japan. Antonia Fernandez beat out competitors from 38 countries while collecting a cash prize of 15-thousand-140-dollars... the same amount of money found in a standard MONOPOLY game. Players competed against each other in three preliminary rounds of the game yesterday. The four players who scored the highest total points advanced to today's championship round. MONOPOLY World Championship tournaments are held every four years.
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Folks in Vinton celebrated their town at the third annual Fall Festival today.
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Patrons came out to get a healthy dose of crafts, music, kettle corn, and of course the finest chili Vinton has to offer. Residents of Vinton hope the festival will attract people from all over the valley.
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((MOE MATTOX/CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:WELL WHAT THE FESTIVAL IS INTENDED TO DO IS TO BRING PEOPLE INTO VINTON. WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT VINTON IS MORE THAN A PLACE TO DRIVE THROUGH ON THE WAY TO THE LAKE OF ON THE WAY BACK FROM BEDFORD COUNTY TO ROANOKE COUNTY. IT'S DOING A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF LETTING PEOPLE KNOW WERE HERE.))
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The non-profit festival is paid for by the Chamber of Commerce. Officials say they only have one goal-- to put Vinton on the map.
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Folks in Radford painted the town green this weekend in the spirit of the Irish.
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The 9th annual Radford Highlanders festival wrapped up today. The event celebrates the city's Celtic heritage through food, artwork and entertainment.
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((ROB TUCKER/HIGHLANDERS FESTIVAL: THE SCOTTS IRISH WERE THE EARLY SETTLERS IN THIS REGION, AND THE FESTIVAL IS A CELEBRATION OF THAT HERITAGE. AND IT'S ALSO A WAY FOR THE CITY AND THE UNIVERSITY TO COME TOGETHER AND CELEBRATE THE CITY OF RADFORD AND WHAT IT HAS TO OFFER AND TO SHOWCASE THE CITY.))
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But what would a Celtic festival be without kilts? Mark Hartman is the owner of *Utilikilts* -- a kilt company that sells modern American kilts in non-traditional fabrics.
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((MARK HARTMAN/UTILIKILTS: IT'S TIME THAT AMERICAN MEN HAD A CHOICE, FOR A LONG TIME ALL AMERICAN MEN COULD WEAR ARE PANTS. AND IT'S THE UTILIKILT COMPANY FEEL THAT IT'S TIME THAT AMERICAN MEN HAD A CHOICE.))
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Hartman says part of the *utility* of the utilikilts is that they all have pockets, so you don't have to carry a sporan -- or pouch -- when wearing one.
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Coming up, the Hokies survive a thriller on Tobacco Road, hockey returns to the Star City, and Metro cross country, but first our extra point,
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Joe Nemechek won the pole for tomorrow's Banquet 400 in KC yesterday. This afternoon Nemechek continued a solid weekend, by holding off Greg Biffle to take the checkered flag in the Mister Goodcents 300 Busch race at the track.
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Virginia Tech's first ACC road game was a nailbiter, as the Hokies needed a late score and a goal line stand to knock off Wake Forest in front of 32 thousand 433 fans in Winston-Salem.
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((The Demon Deacons charged into Grove Stadium itching for their first ACC win of the season, following two heartbreaking overtime losses. Tech's special teams would play well for the second straight week and make a statement early as Eddie Royal takes the opening kickoff from inside his five to his own 43 yard line to set the tone for the first quarter. The Hokies would put the exclamation point on their impressive opening drive as Bryan Randall finds Pulaski County's Jeff King on a five yard touchdown pass just over two minutes into the contest to make it 7-to-nothing. It took the Demon Deacons almost the entire first half to find their offensive groove. But when Cory Randolph hit wide out Kevin Marion for a 30 yard gain to the Tech 15, Wake was in business just before intermission. Chris Barclay made it a 10-to-7 game at the break with this one yard run in the final minute of the first half. The Hokies had several chances to put some breathing room between themselves and the Demon Deacs, but two key fumbles in the red zone by Cedric Humes and Justin Hamilton would end up costing them precious points. The turnovers also allowed Wake to get right back in the game. This Ryan Plackmeier 20 yard field goal with just over six minutes to play ties the game at 10-all. That's when Randall and the tech offense finally rose to the occasion. The senior quarterback had three carries on the final drive for 46 yards including this clutch 23 yard dash that moved the ball to the Wake 11 yard line. Mike Imoh made his 29th carry of the day his biggest as he scores from 7 yards out to give him 100 yards rushing on the day, and more importantly give Tech a 17-to-10 lead with 2:05 to play. Wake wasted no time coming back taking it all the way to the Tech five yard line on a 64 yard drive, but the Deacs could not convert this fourth down situation with just seconds remaining as the Hokies escape Winston-Salem with a 17-to-10 win - and improve to 2-and-1 in the ACC play.
Frank: Bryan: Mike: Vinnie:))




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Elsewhere in the ACC, North Carolina stopped NC State's TA McClendon inches short of the endzone with just 6 seconds left, a play after it appeared that McClendon had scored. Carolina shocked its rival 30 to 24.
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Between the hedges, Erik Ainge and Tennessee bounced back from last week's loss to Auburn, knocking off number three Georgia 19-14.
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And out west, USC avenged last year's only loss to California. The victory wasn't secure though until Aaron Rodgers saw his last pass fall incomplete in the endzone. USC won it 23-17.
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The Ferrum Panthers picked up a hard fought win this afternoon, besting Guilford on Homecoming day.
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Dave Davis watched his club take a 14-7 lead at halftime, despite losing starting QB Jermaine Pitts to an ankle injury.
Former Northside standout Matt Spangler came on in the third quarter, but Spangler had some trouble on the option, and the Quakers recovered the fumble to setup a field goal.
Terrell Mulford rushed for 85 yards and caught 2 TD passes. This nice run setup another Ferrum touchdown and it was 21-10.
Guilford was on the move in the 4th quarter, but Jerre Blackman, the big lineman picked off the pass in the endzone to end the threat.
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The Quakers got to within 21-16 on this TD toss late, but Ferrum held on for the five point win.
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The NHL is on strike and the Express is gone, but there was hockey in Roanoke tonight as the UHL brought the Richmond Riverdogs and the Missouri River Otters into the Roundhouse for an exhibition to gauge fan interest in the league.


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More than 31 hundred fans showed up, many hoping that the UHL just might find the Star City to its liking.
The United Hockey League can rival the ECHL in at least one thing--its fisticuffs. Missouri's Rodney Sundquist getting the better of that skirmish.
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Richmond took a 3-2 lead into the third and final period thanks in part to this tally by Jami Yoder and the Riverdogs went on to win it 4 to 3 in a shootout.
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Also tonight, 250 more season ticket deposits were placed, just in case the city does get a UHL franchise. That brings the total to around 500. The league is hoping for around 1500.


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The Yankees are headed back to the ALCS to face the Red Sox after rallying from a 5-1 deficit to beat the Twins in Game Four.
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This was the difference in the bottom of the eleventh. Alex Rodriguez scampers home with the game winning run after the wild pitch from Kyle Lohse. The Yanks won it 6-5 to take the series 3-1.
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/ESPN; :]


And the Astros now need just one win to send the Braves packing. Today in Game three of the NLDS, Carlos Beltran launched a 2 run homer as the Stros beat Atlanta 8-5 to grab a 2-1 series cushion.
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It was a big day for high school cross country teams. 18 boys and girls squads turned out for the 31st Metro meet on the Elizabeth Campus at Roanoke College. The 5K course was a good test for all.
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We finish up on the hard courts where the Lu Merritt Senior Tennis tournament took center stage at Hidden Valley Country Club this weekend.
The event has been around since 1979, growing by leaps and bounds since then. Men, women and juniors are competing in both singles and doubles divisions. The proceeds benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of southwest Virginia.
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Pumpkins aren't just for pie and jack-o-lanterns anymore.
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While most people are content just carving pumpkins, the town of Burlington Washington is getting ready to hold their second annual pumpkin pitch. The event is just part of a weekend-long harvest festival. In preparation for the competition, some teams were warming up their trebuchets (treh-BOO-shays) and tossing pumpkins. Last year one team tossed a gourd 500 feet. This year the teams are hoping to squash that record. (------------)