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Town officials are hoping a new off-track betting site will be a "sure thing" for Vinton.
We'll have a live report from today's ribbon cutting
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And, he was immortalized on the silver screen as "Superman." Today, friends, family and fans -remember Christopher Reeve.
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After a rather cool start, temperatures are slowly rebounded under mostly sunny skies. Will the nice weather continue. I'll have the details in your forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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Off track betting is off and running in Vinton- today a new O-T-B parlor opens for business.

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Good Afternoon. I'm Susan Bahorich in for Kimberly McBroom.
After months of debate- the horses are running in Vinton.
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Jean Jadhon is at the new Colonial Downs Off Track Betting center in Vinton- that is set to open as we speak.
Jean- what's the turnout like there?
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Jean, Do you have to pay to get in?


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A weekend accident in Botetourt County is still under investigation.
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[TAKE ACCIDENT GRAPHIC FS] 18-year-old Matthew Everette Neel of Troutville died early Sunday morning after a car accident on Mountain Pass Road between Blue Ridge and Troutville. Authorities were looking for a 17-year-old passenger who fled the scene on foot. Sgt. Bob Carpentieri tells News 7 the boy was found and interviewed yesterday morning. The Sergeant says the teen suffered minor injuries and doesn't expect any charges to be filed against him.
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Meanwhile, authorities are awaiting the results of Neel's autopsy.[Reeves-Obit]


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Actor Christopher Reeve has died at the age of 52. Today one of his doctors said- "he showed people with spinal injuries that there is hope and that there are things to be done." Reeve had been paralyzed since a riding accident in 1995. Bianca Solorzano (solor - zano) take a look back at his life.

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(natz from Superman)


Millions first knew Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel...an invincible super-hero...who dedicated his life to making the world a better place.

(more natz superman)


And that's also how the movie star lived his real life, even in a wheelchair. In 19-95, Reeve was paralyzed when he was thrown from a horse....but that setback didn't cripple his super-spirit. The actor turned activist spent his remaining years as a staunch advocate for spinal cord research.

sot: Reeve from Public Service Announcement

"Now many of the best and brightest scientist are working on spinal cord research and I think its because they know we are on the verge of incredible breakthroughs."
Reeve spent long hours working to make his arms and legs stronger. In 2000, Reeve inspired millions with the simple wiggle of his finger, he also regained sensation in other parts of his body....small steps he hoped in his never-ending quest to one day walk again.

(natz Kerry from debate...."I want him walk again")


John Kerry mentioned Reeve during a recent debate. Thanks in part to Reeve's determined efforts, stem cell research has become a major issue in the Presidential campaign and one that will likely remain in public eye no matter who is elected.

(natz superman)


Before his accident, Reeve was a virtual unknown until the Superman role came along. The character made him famous, but it overshadowed his other roles. Reeve feared he would never "escape the cape".
Sadly, his escape came when he was injured. But Reeve became a different kind of super hero....a man determined to find a cure for spinal cord injuries....and it's a legacy that many will remember for years to come.
Bianca Solorzano, CBS News, New York ))



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With checkpoints lining the roads and Iraqi troops on rooftops, followers of a radical Muslim cleric have begun turning in weapons in Baghdad's Sadr City.
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It's hoped the deal with Muqtada al-Sadr (mook-TAH'-duh ehl SAH'-dur) will end weeks of fighting with coalition forces in the Shiite militant stronghold. In the first few hours of a five-day disarmament plan authorities had received just a handful of weapons. Meanwhile, an Arab T-V station has broadcast a video showing three-hooded gunmen threatening to behead a Turkish hostage being held in Iraq. The kidnappers are demanding the Americans release all Iraqi prisoners and all Turks leave Iraq within three days. One of the three gunmen identified the kidnappers as members of Iraq's most feared terror group that has been responsible for beheading several foreign hostages.
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After being held for nearly three-years in Afghanistan- a U.S. citizen is free. Yaser Esam Hamdi (YAH'-ser EE'-sahm HAHM'-dee) arrived by plane this morning in Saudi Arabia. Hamdi told his lawyer, Frank Dunham- it feels "awesome" to be freed. Hamdi was born in Louisiana to Saudi parents and raised in Saudi Arabia. He was captured on a battlefield in Afghanistan in late 2001 during a fight against the Taliban regime. Hamdi will be not be charged with any crime under an agreement negotiated with the Justice Department. He's required to give up his American citizenship, renounce terrorism and not sue the U-S government.


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Neck and neck in the polls - the Presidential candidates are racing towards the next debate, this Wednesday in Tempe, Arizona. And on the way there -the tough talking and finger pointing continues as both President Bush and John Kerry hit New Mexico. Aleen Sirgany has more.
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nat bush IT'S A BIG COUNTRY, BUT A SMALL POLITICAL WORLD TODAY: BOTH PRESIDENT BUSH AND JOHN KERRY ARE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL IN NEW MEXICO. THE PRESIDENT, IN THE FAR SOUTHEASTERN CORNER OF THE STATE, CONTINUES HIS HARD-HITTING ATTACKS AGAINST THE DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER.

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AND THE BUSH CAMPAIGN HAS PUT OUT A NEW AD ATTACKING KERRY'S COMMENTS IN A MAGAZINE THAT HE WANTS TO GO BACK TO A WORLD WHERE QUOTE, "TERRORISTS ARE NOT THE FOCUS OF OUR LIVES, BUT THEY'RE A NUISANCE."

(NAT)AD "Terrorism ... a nusissance? How can Kerry protect us when he

doesn't understand the threat?" . THE KERRY CAMPAIGN ARGUED THE BUSH AD IS DISTORTED AND QUICKLY FIRED BACK WITH AN AD OF ITS OWN:

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KERRY IS MAKING HIS LAST SCHEDULED CAMPAIGN APPEARANCE TODAY BEFORE WEDNESDAY'S THIRD AND FINAL DEBATE. THAT MEETING WILL FOCUS ON DOMESTIC ISSUES, AND TODAY, KERRY IS BLASTING THE PRESIDENT'S ENERGY POLICIES.

(kerry sot after noon)



(wild line if edwards comes in live:

SPEAKING AT A TOWN HALLY MEETING IN DES MOINES TODAY, JOHN EDWARDS SAID THE COUNTRY CAN'T AFFORD TO KEEP MISTER BUSH IN THE WHITE HOUSE FOUR MORE YEARS.

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ONE NEW POLL SHOWS THE KERRY-EDWARDS TICKET HAS A SLIGHT LEAD OVER THE PRESIDENT, 47 TO 44 PERCENT. THE FIGURES SHOW THE PRESIDENT LOST ONE POINT WHILE HIS OPPONENT GAINED ONE.

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THAT POLL ALSO SHOWS JUST SIX PERCENT OF LIKELY VOTERS ARE STILL UNDECIDED, LEAVING FEWER AND FEWER VOTES IN PLAY, JUST THREE WEEKS UNTIL THE ELECTION. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. ))
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Coming up on News 7 at Noon - If you need to get a flu shot DESPITE the shortage, there is one place you can click to for help.
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and an apparant hoax shuts down a Christiansburg business this weekend.
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Flu Shots may be in short supply this year, but if you are in the "at risk" groups, help is available online.
The State Department of Health is telling Virginians to go to www DOT find a flu shot DOT com -to learn where flu shots are being administered in their area.
Officials say its a good idea to call before going to get the shot because some clinics may be canceled due to the vaccine shortage.
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You can find a link on our website at wdbj7.com. Click on websites in the news.
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A bomb threat shut down a Christiansburg business for hours this weekend.
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Police say the threat was called in to Echostar yesterday. Authorities evacuated the building while a bomb-sniffing dog searched the area. No bomb was found, and employees returned to work. Police say they are actively looking for whoever called in the threat.
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A little Latin flavor spiced things up in Roanoke this weekend.
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This was the first year for the festival and organizers hope it will become an annual event for Roanokers. Foods, crafts, and music from a variety of Latin cultures were on display. Organizers hope the event will educate Roanoke about the Latino people.
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((AGGIE SIRRINE:WE HOPE THEY WILL LEARN ABOUT ALL THE DIFFERENT CULTURES. WE HAVE SALVADORIAN FOOD HERE WE HAVE HISPANIC FOOD HERE WE HAVE MEXICAN FOOD HERE. WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING WE HAVE LOTS OF MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND WE JUST HOPE EVERYONE WILL LEARN A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT ALL THOSE CULTURES.))
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The Latino Committee decided that October would be the perfect time to kick of their festival. October is Latino awareness month and organizers say they plan on coming back next October to celebrate and educate once again.
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It may only be October, but some local bikers switched gears and started thinking about Christmas this weekend.
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The Ride Round the Valley event is held every year in October. It goal? to get brand new toys under the trees for low-income children in Salem, Roanoke, and Vinton.
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((ANGIE APGAR:IT'S A BENEFIT RIDE TO RAISE TOYS AND MONEY FOR THE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS STORE. WE HELP NEEDY FAMILIES EACH YEAR AND THIS WILL HELP STOCK THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT.))
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It's a big job considering the number of children who benefit from the Community Christmas Store.
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((ANGIE APGAR:WELL WE SERVE OVER 700 FAMILIES WHICH CONSIST OF ABOUT 1200 CHILDREN SO IT TAKES A LOT TO STOCK THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT SO THIS DEFINITELY WILL HELP US.))
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Bikers could either donate ten dollars or bring a new toy as an entry fee into the ride. The group of about 50-bikers took their 20-mile ride around the Roanoke Valley with some help from police. Organizers hope the event will grow each year to ensure a merry Christmas for ALL children in our area.
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Still to come - Meteorologist Leo Hirshbrunner has a complete look at your work week forecast
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and it wasn't smooth sailing for the passengers in one balloon at the nation's largest festival. We'll take a look at the rescue coming up.
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The nation's largest balloon festival ended in dramatic fashion this weekend in New Mexico.
Hattie Kauffman has more.
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(((TRACK 1) NORMALLY THE ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FESTIVAL IS A COLORFUL FREE FLOATING PARADE... BUT SUNDAY WINDS BLEW THE "SMOKEY BEAR" BALLOON INTO A RADIO TOWER. AS THE CANOPY BECAME INCREASINGLY ENTANGLED, THE BASKET WAS STUCK 700 FEET OFF THE GROUND. INSIDE WERE A 70 YEAR OLD PILOT AND HIS TWO YOUNG PASSENGERS, BOYS, TEN AND FOURTEEN YEARS OLD.

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(TRACK) FIRE CREWS GATHERED AT THE BASE AND AFTER SHUTTING OFF

ELECTRICITY TO THE TOWER, A RESCUER BEGAN THE LONG CLIMB TO THE TOP. BUT PERSUADING A CHILD TO JOIN HIM FOR THE CLIMB BACK DOWN WASN'T EASY.

(SOT- Chris Perez-rescuer) He didn't want to let go. I just went up

there and told him I was here to help him down and everything would be al right.

(TRACK) EACH MADE THE DESCENT ONE PRECARIOUS STEP AT A TIME. WHEN THEY

WERE ABOUT A HUNDRED FEET FROM THE GROUND, THEY CLIMBED INTO A UTILITY TRUCK BUCKET... SAFE, BUT SHAKEN.

(TRACK) HATTIE KAUFFMAN, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.

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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was up 20 points. Nasdaq gained 3 points.

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Coming up in sports - The race for the NEXTEL Cup is getting tighter.
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and the Redskins are dealt another blow - this time by Baltimore. We'll have highlights after the break.
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In sports, the Washington Redskins are now 1 and 4 under coach Joe Gibbs.
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That after last night's loss to Baltimore. In the third quarter, The Ravens' Ed Reed scooped up Mark Brunell's fumble and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown that cut the Redskins' lead to 10-to-7. He also sprung B-J Sams for a 78-yard punt return that put the Ravens ahead about two and a-half minutes later. They went on to win it, 17 to 10.
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The New York Giants can thank Roanoke's Tiki Barber for their 4 and 1 start to the season.
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Yesterday Barber accounted for 198 yards of offense against the Cowboys in Dallas, including 57 on this pitch and catch with Kurt Warner.
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This 3 yard TD late in the 4th quarter iced the win as the Giants whipped the Boys 26 to 10.
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It was a good day all around for the Barbers.
Brother Ronde picked up this fumble in New Orleans and returned it for a score as the Bucs downed the Saints 20 to 17.
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And the defending Super Bowl champs won their 19th straight game. Tom Brady tossed two touchdown passes leading New England past Miami 24 to 10.
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In Martinsville, the Baileys 300 pitted the best late model stock car racers on the East Coast.
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It was a beautiful fall day for racing in Southside, as more than 15 thousand fans showed up for the beatin' and bangin.'
We pick things up in the first heat race. The new "SAFER barriers" were put to the test early and often. This collision took place on the very first lap of the day.
Pole sitter Richard Landreth and Denny Hamlin dominated the first hundred laps of the main event. They swapped the lead numerous times, but some folks had more pressing issues, like this guy who worked his tan most of the day.
The hits kept on coming in this one. Turns three and four collected a few more members to the crash club. At the halfway point, the top 6 drivers were inverted, leaving Roanoke's Tony McGuire out front.
McGuire made himself right at home in the lead, never giving it up. He led the final 100 plus laps, holding off Timothy Peters for the checkers. McGuire is the first two-time winner of the event. He knows perhaps better than anybody, that a little racing luck never hurts.
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The Chase for the Nextel Cup continues to get whittled down as the playoff format approaches its halfway point following yesterday's race at the Kansas Speedway.
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Ryan Newman's hopes have all but fallen by the wayside. Newman's spin relegated the 12 car to a 33rd place run.
Jimmie Johnson's title aspirations continue to fade as well. Johnson spun into the wall at lap 214 on his way to a 32nd place finish.
Joe Nemechek was out front as the laps wound down. He held off a furious charge from Ricky Rudd to take the checkered flag. Kurt Busch still leads the points by 29 over Dale, Jr.
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