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Two sets of hikers- one in Roanoke county, the other in Rockbridge spend several uneasy hours lost in the woods.
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And, it's the last chance for voters to see President Bush and John Kerry share a stage before Election Day.
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Scattered showers will continue with a chance for a passing thunderstorm. I'll have your details.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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They're raising the stakes in Arizona--
In a presidential race that's going down to the wire, tonight's debate on domestic issues could make all the difference.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
If the polls are accurate, the Presidential debates have had a direct impact on voters so far.
That means both campaigns know tonight could be make or break for their candidate.
Susan Roberts is in Tempe, Arizona with a preview.
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PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH AND DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER JOHN KERRY STAND SIDE-BY-SIDE FOR THE FINAL TIME TONIGHT. IT'S VOTERS THE LAST CHANCE TO COMPARE THE CANDIDATES IN A FACE-TO-FILE FACE SHOWDOWN.
THIS TIME, KERRY AND THE PRESIDENT WILL FOCUS ON DOMESTIC POLICIES. ISSUES THAT HAVE IN MANY WAYS TAKEN A BACKSEAT DURING THE FIRST 2 DEBATES, BUT WILL GET A MUCH CLOSER LOOK TONIGHT.

SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH (ON STUMP TUESDAY)

"THOSE DEBATES HAVE HIGHLIGHTED THE CLEAR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE SENATOR AND ME, RANGING FROM JOBS TO TAXES TO HEALTH CARE TO THE WAR ON TERROR."

NAT SOT...


KERRY'S RUNNING MATE JOHN EDWARDS HAS BEEN DELIVERING THE CAMPAIGN MESSAGE TALKING FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS....WHILE KERRY PREPPED FOR TONIGHT.
AND THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES TEAM IS CONFIDENT.

SOT: JOE LOCKHART/KERRY CAMPAIGN MANAGER

"SIMPLE SCORING SAYS WHEN YOU WIN THE FIRST 2 DEBATES, THE PRESSURE IS ON THE OPPONENT TO WIN THE 3RD."
TONIGHT'S FORMAT WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE FIRST CONFRONTATION. THE CANDIDATES WILL STAND AT PODIUMS FIELDING QUESTIONS FOR 90 MINUTES.

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WITH THE CANDIDATES LOCKED IN A VIRTUAL TIE AT THE POLLS...BOTH MEN ARE LOOKING TO A BIG BOOST TONIGHT...ONE BIG ENOUGH TO ANY ADVANTAGE DURING THE FINAL 20 DAYS OF THIS CAMPAIGN.
SUSAN ROBERTS, CBS NEWS, TEMPE ))

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Back in our area, rescue crews have found two different sets of hikers who were missing in the woods of southwest Virginia.
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In Rockbridge County, emergency officials say Big Island Rescue found one set of hikers around one this morning.
One of them may have been injured. The search began when officials got a cell phone call yesterday evening about a hiker who was unconscious, but they lost the signal, and all contact, until the hikers were found.
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Meanwhile, Commonwealth Search and Rescue has found a 19 year old and 15 year old in Southwest Roanoke County.
The pair had also been missing since yesterday.
Officials said this morning the hikers were cold and scared, but appeared to be okay.
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Army officials confirm that one of the soldiers linked to the Iraqi prison abuse scandal is now a new mother.
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They say Private Lynndie England gave birth to a baby boy Sunday night.
England is one of seven charged in the abuse scandal.
In January, she'll face a court-martial at Fort Bragg.
Attorneys say another soldier implicated in the scandal is the child's father.
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In Iraq today, after more than three weeks in captivity, kidnappers have released two Lebanese hostages.
The men were kidnapped September 18th while driving between Baghdad and Fallujah.
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The news comes on the heels of a U-S hostage's release.
American photographer Paul Taggert was freed yesterday after being kidnapped Sunday.
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Meanwhile in Fallujah, five Iraqi civilians were killed as U-S tanks launched new attacks against insurgents.

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They're expected to start counting votes today in Afghanistan after Saturday's historic presidential election.

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That after several candidates backed off after declaring the poll illegal because of a mix-up over the ink voters used to cast their ballots.
The vote was the first direct presidential election in the country and drew an enthusiastic turnout.
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((DAVID BARNO/COMMANDER OF U.S. FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN: THE OVERWHELMING SUCCESS OF THIS ELECTION IS A STRATEGIC DEFEAT FOR THE TALIBAN AND AL-QAEDA, AND IS A TURNING POINT FOR AFGHANISTAN AND THE AFGHAN PEOPLE. ))
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The ballot-counting process is expected to last until the end of the month.
Interim President Hamid (HAH'-mihd) Karzai is considered the clear favorite to win.
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Back to the U-S elections, this year's presidential race has spurred many Americans to register to vote, and here in Virginia, a record number may head to the polls next month.
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The State Board of Elections has been working overtime to process newly registered voters. Final numbers released yesterday afternoon show more than 130-thousand Virginians have registered to vote since September first. Some of those will use new electronic voting machines for the first time.
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((JEAN JENSEN: WE HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE IN ALL THE MACHINES. I THINK EVERYBODY IS SORT OF CONCERNED BECAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH NATIONWIDE PUBLICITY ABOUT THE ELECTRONIC TOUCH SCREEN MACHINES, BUT VIRGINIA HAS BEEN USING SOME FORM OF ELECTRONIC VOTING EQUIPMENT SINCE 88.))
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Voting reform legislation passed two years ago requires all states to replace their punch card machines by 2006.
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Disaster help arrives in Roanoke County, in case it's ever needed. That story is still ahead.
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And a Lynchburg City Councilman says he doesn't have a prayer .. at least not inside council meetings.
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Lynchburg City Council wants to study zoning and land issues some more, before deciding whether to permit construction of a new drugstore. Walgreen's wants to build a store on Langhorne Road. Last night's council meeting, meantime, got off to a much different start than normal.
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Council member Jeff Helgeson refused to give the invocation because, as a Christian, he says he cannot pray to anyone but his one, true God.
A recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling required that government prayers not be limited to one specific faith.
Helgeson disagrees with that decision.
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((JEFF HELGESON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT DOES SEEM LIKE YOU'RE PRAYING TO SOME CEREMONIAL DEITY THAT DOESN'T EXIST JUST TO FULFILL SOME OBLIGATION OR REQUIREMENTS, I THINK WHY SHOULD WE WASTE OUR TIME?))
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Lynchburg's council members take turns giving the invocation before each public meeting.
Helgeson says he prayed outside Council chambers before the meeting began.
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Roanoke County has new equipment ready to go to help victims of future disasters or major accidents.
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The Fire and Rescue Department used 35-thousand dollars in homeland security grant money to purchase a mass casualty unit.
The trailer holds necessary equipment to care for up to 50 people who have been injured in a major incident like a bus accident.
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((STEVE SIMON/ROANOKE CO. FIRE AND RESCUE DEPT.: WE CONSIDERED UTILIZING IT WHEN WE HAD THE SCHOOL BUS WRECK ON BUCK MOUNTAIN ROAD IN ROANOKE COUNTY. WE STARTED TO DEPLOY THE UNIT BUT ONCE OUR INITIAL UNITS GOT ON THE SCENE AND STARTED TALKING TO THE STUDENTS WE FOUND THE MAJORITY OF THEM WERE NOT SERIOUSLY INJURED AND WOULD BE TRANSPORTED IF THEY NEEDED MEDICAL ATTENTION BY THEIR PARENTS.))
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The county also purchased a 100-thousand dollar structural collapse unit through a F-E-M-A grant.
The equipment provides needed resources to adequately respond to a building collapse.
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A Christiansburg teenager is now indicted for first degree murder, for a shooting death earlier this year.
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17 year old Zachary Linkous is accused of shooting and killing 15 year old Edward Bertrand. Last June, Bertrand was shot once in the stomach in a friend's garage on Spruce Street in Christiansburg. His attorney has stated the incident was a tragic accident, and not deliberate.
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The flooding from Tropical Depression Jeanne is long gone, but the damage is lasting a lot longer.
For a popular camp in Craig County, the storm left behind a million dollar problem.
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Five to seven feet of water from Craig Creek flowed through Camp Easter Seals on September 28th.
The flood included raw sewage after the failure of a treatment facility upstream.
Easter Seals Virginia cancelled its Fall programs, and now faces major cleanup and repair before it can re-open.
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((KIM HUTCHINSON: EASTER SEALS VIRGINIA PRESIDENT: OUR COMMITMENT IS TO OPEN BACK UP BY THE SPRING OF 2005 AND OUR FIGHT RIGHT NOW IS TO BEAT MOTHER NATURE WHICH WILL COME ROARING THROUGH HERE IN ABOUT SIX WEEKS AND FREEZE THE FACILITY, SO WE HAVE A TASK AHEAD OF US.))
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The damage to equipment and facilities is estimated at one-point-two million dollars.
Officials say insurance will only cover about ten percent.
They're planning a major fundraising effort to make up the difference.
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Ghosts at VMI? A new book says you bet, and we'll speak the author next.
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And write your own punch line, when we show you a contest where men must carry their wives.
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[Daniel-Barefoot]


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Spirits are said to roam the campuses of U-V-A, V-M-I, and the College of William and Mary, just to name a few.
It's not just an early Halloween story-- it's the topic of a new book by North Carolina resident, Daniel Barefoot.
He's here with us today to talk about his book, "Haunted Halls of Ivy: Ghosts of Southern Colleges and Universities."
Good afternoon, Daniel.

(You've written about a very DIFFERENT kind of school spirit-- let's start out by talking about how you became interest

ed in ghost stories.)

[SUPER=01-Daniel Barefoot/Author, "Haunted Halls of Ivy";]



(I read that you graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill, and that's listed as one of the schools that have a ghost. Did you

see one there yourself?)

(As we mentioned earlier, some Virginia schools are represented in your book-- there is an interesting tale pertaining

to V-M-I and the statue of Stonewall Jackson....)

(And there's another story set at U-V-A, concerning the sounds of a professor's footsteps..)



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Thanks so much for coming in today, good luck with the book.
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Daniel will be signing copies of his book this evening at 7 at the Vinton branch of the Roanoke County Public Library.
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On Wall Street at Noon,

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the Dow was DOWN 39 points, but Nasdaq was UP 5 points.


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One of NASCAR's veterans is slipping out of the driver's seat. Coming up in sports we'll check on Terry Labonte's plans.
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And the rival rematch between Boston and New York ends much the same as always -- with the Yanks getting one step closer to the World Series.
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Terry Labonte is set to make this season his last full one on the NASCAR circuit. The two time champion will be easing out of the car the next two years.
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Labonte is scheduled to run about ten races next season in the Number 44 Chevrolet, followed by ten races in 2006, in what will be his final season.
Kyle Busch will take Labonte's spot in the Number Five Chevy, and will run a full-time Nextel Cup schedule in 2005.
Labonte's first full season was in 19-79.
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Dale Earnhardt Junior says the post race incident at Talladega is in his rear view. Travis Wells met up with Junior yesterday during practice at the Martinsville Speedway.
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It was deja vu with New York and Boston playing in the first American League Championship series game in New York.
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The Yankees built an early eight-run lead, scoring six of those runs in the first three innings. Mike Mussina retired the first 19 Red Sox batters he faced. Mark Bellhorn's double with one out in the seventh inning was Boston's first hit. The Red Sox rallied with five runs in the seventh and two in the eighth. But it wasn't enough. New York held off Boston to win the opener, 10 to 7. Game Two is tonight.
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The National League Championship Series between the Cardinals and the Astros starts today in St. Louis.
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The Cardinals head into the series with at least one former World Series champ in former Gretna star Tony Womack, who respects Houston as the series gets underway.
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You won't hear any of these men asking their wives to "get off their backs."
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Over the weekend, Maine hosted the North American Wife Carrying Championship.
The winners are awarded five times the wife's weight in cash-- AND in beer.
Canadians Pete Knelson and Amanda Richardson won the contest, even though they're NOT married.
Now they're sighting their sights on GLOBAL competition--
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((PETER KNELSON/WINNER: WELL I KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THE BEER. I'M GONNA GO TO FINLAND. WE'RE GONNA DO OUR BEST TRY AND WIN OUT THE 'WORLDS' THERE, I GUESS. ))
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The couple walked away with 96 beers and 575- dollars in cash.
But even those who didn't have the stamina to win offered some advice for future competitors..
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The winners also received two tickets to Finland, where the WORLD Wife Championships, which take place each July.
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