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Coming up on News 7-
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John Kerry accuses President Bush of keeping a secret that could hurt older Americans. A Roanoke County woman dies after falling out of a moving vehicle. And a new study shows black business is a bettering business. Plus some pets get in the Halloween spirit in Denver.
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News 7 is next.

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The election is still two weeks away, but voting begins in some places tomorrow, drawing lots of attention from both candidates.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Campaign-2004]


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John Kerry told crowds today that President Bush is planning to privatize Social Security, calling it a ``January surprise.'' Meanwhile, President Bush is set to give a homeland security speech tomorrow in New Jersey. And in a tight race, it's the battleground states that are garnering most of the attention from the candidates, Brian Andrews has more.
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((WITH THE HISPANIC VOTE SO IMPORTANT HERE IN FLORIDA... SENATOR JOHN KERRY SAYS A FEW WORDS IN SPANISH. NATSND KERRY IN SPANISH JOHN KERRY SAYS THE PRESIDENT IS PLANNING A BIG SURPRISE IN JANUARY TO PRIVATIZE PARTS OF SOCIAL SECURTIY. Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate
(SOT FROM KERRY 4:59ISH - The Congressional Budget Office says this is bad.... I won't allow it to happen)

Brian Andrews/CBS News November 2 may be election day, but here in Florida, ealy voting starts Monday... which is why both candidates have spent so much time in the sunshine state over the weekend
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Washington, DC AFTER STOPS IN 3 FLORIDA CITIES SATURDAY, THE PRESIDENT TOOK SUNDAY OFF... ATTENDING CHURCH SERVICES IN WASHINGTON AND LATER, MEETING WITH AIDES TO DISCUSS CAMPAIGN STRATEGY. Gov. Jeb Bush/(R) Florida/Courtesy: This Week/ABC Our efforts here in Florida are focused on turnout and the small number of undecided voters, to make sure they know that the President's the right choice" WITH A LITTLE MORE THAN 2 WEEKS TO GO BEFORE ELECTION DAY, THE POLLS SHOW THE RACE TO BE ULTRA-TIGHT... IN THE LATEST ZOGBY POLL, THE PRESIDENT HOLDING JUST A 2 POINT LEAD OVER JOHN KERRY. BRIAN ANDREWS, CBS NEWS, PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA.))

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Younger voters are also being targeted in this year's election -- which has some politically active students at Virginia Tech speaking out.
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Students say the idea that the younger voter could now be a deciding factor has infiltrated both the republican and democratic mindset.
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((LESLIE BRYNE:I THINK THAT WE ARE SEEING NEW ENERGY FROM YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS THE BOARD, REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS, AND THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS BECAUSE TRADITIONALLY THEY HAVEN'T BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THEIR NUMBERS, I THINK MOST OF THEM KNOW NOW THAT SO MUCH IS AT STAKE.))
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[OUT Q=so much is at stake.]
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The Young Democrats at Virginia Tech hosted a support rally today to show the power of a college age voter.
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((AASHISH KARKHANIS:I THINK IT'S OUR OPPORTUNITY TO KINDA PROVE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE-- YOU KNOW WE HAVE BEEN CALLED VERY OUT OF TOUCH WITH POLITICS BUT WE ARE A SWING VOTE AND WE CAN MOVE THIS ELECTION IN ANY WAY THAT WE WANT.))
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The students say this year's presidential race is also motivating traditionally non-voting groups to come out November second.
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[Demary]


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State leaders say education will remain a top priority in Virginia, no matter who is voted president.
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State supintendent Jo Ann Demary says the No Child Left Behind legislation appears to be an important issue for both sides -- even though they differ on how to implement it.
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((JO ANN DEMARY/VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: BOTH CANDIDATES CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT IT AS IF IT'S HERE TO STAY. SO WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS TO CONTINUE TO IMPLEMENT IT IN A MEANINGFUL COMMONSENSE WAY WITH THE EXPECTATION THAT IT'S GOING TO BE HERE REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTIONS.))
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President Bush says he plans to expand the law by requiring two more years of state math and reading tests in the high school grades. Senator John Kerry says schools need more money, and promises an extra 10-billion dollars toward education programs.

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[Roanoke-Fatal]


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A 19 year old woman was killed in an accident early this morning in Roanoke County.
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Police say Brooke Perkins of Bonsack was sitting on the passenger's side door of a Ford Explorer while the SUV was traveling down Summerfield Drive. Perkins fell from the moving vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle, 21 year old Christopher Chovanec was charged with driving under the influence. Roanoke County police say speed was not a factor in the accident.
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[Kasey]


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Roanoke prosecutors now have temporary custody of a federal inmate wanted in connection with a five year old murder case in the city.
Ricky Lynn Kasey was transferred to the Roanoke jail from a federal prison in Kentucky to be tried for killing David Wallace.
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Police say 20 year old Wallace was confronted by someone when he got out of his car during the early morning hours of September 13th 1998.
Police found Wallace lying in the street in the 400 block of Gilmer Avenue in Northwest Roanoke with a gunshot wound to the chest.
He died at the scene, but the suspect got away before police arrived.
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Kasey has been serving time on gun charges since 2002.
He has at least ten more years on his federal sentence.

[VDOT-Meeting]


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Challenges facing Virginia's roadways will be the focus of a three-day conference hosted in Roanoke. The Virginia Department of Transportation kicked off its 53rd conference today at Hotel Roanoke. The theme this year is "Virginia's Transportation Challenge: Enhancing Mobility through Safer, Simpler, Smarter Solutions." It will look at ways to improve Interstate-81 -- and alternatives to truck travel- such as rail transportation and funding. More than 700-transportation leaders from state and federal agencies are expected to attend.

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It's woven into Roanoke's history and now a local museum is celebrating the ties...
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The Virginia Museum of Transportation is taking a look at how quilts are tied to the history of railways in a new exhibit called, "A Stitch in Time." While, the blankets weren't initially meant to be viewed as "works of art" - patterns were passed down from generation to generation and chronicled special events within the family.
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((BOB DILLS/VA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: IT REPRESENTS WHAT I WANT TO DO HERE WHICH IS SHOWCASE AN ART FORM INDIGENOUS TO AREA, WHICH IN SOMEWAY RELATE TO THE RAILWAY. AND IN THIS CASE ALL QUILTS IN EXHIBITS ARE BY RAILWAY WORKERS. IT'S SORT OF A HISTORY OF WHAT EVERYONE DID WHILE OTHERS WERE OUT WORKING ON THE RAILWAYS.))
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[OUT Q=...on the railways.]
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Governor Mark Warner announced an iniative earlier this week which would develop the *artisan and crafts* community in Southwest Virginia. The governor says it would help the Commonwealth's tourism industry by developing resources "uniquely Appalachian" -- ensuring jobs and income are NOT outsourced overseas.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, Just days after peace talks break down in Fallujah -- the attacks intensify.
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and a close call for some bayside gamblers in Florida.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Skins pick up their 2nd win of the season. The Falcons rally behind Vick, and to other former Hokies have big days in Cleveland. Plus the Stros grou

nd the Cards in Game Four of the NLCS. All that and more on the way in sports.))[Million-March]


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In Washington D-C, thousands of demonstrators demanded health care, better wages, and an end to the war in Iraq.
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Dubbed the *Million Worker March*, protesters gathered today in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Many protestors carried anti-Bush signs, while wearing T-shirts in support of John Kerry. Although organizers had obtained a permit for a gathering of more than 100-thousand people, the turnout was less than expected.
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[Iraq]


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U-S forces are still in action in and around Fallujah with some fierce clashes reported near the rebel stronghold.
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Increased pressure on Fallujah is designed to convince the residents to turn over insurgents, especially Abu Mousab al-Zarqawi to U.S. forces. Today's attacks followed an overnight strike by U-S jets, blasting what the American command said was a checkpoint operated by the extremist. A delegation from Fallujah has offered to resume peace talks with the Iraqi government -- if the U-S ceases its attacks. The delegation also is demanding that the U-S release the chief negotiator. He was arrested yesterday.
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[Boat-Rescue]


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You could say luck was on their side.
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[SUPER=03-Port Richey, FL/S&L Films;]

Coast Guard officials rescued three people in Florida today -- after the casino boat they were traveling on caught fire. The 75-foot shuttle boat belonged to the Sun Cruise Casino ship based in Port Richey. One person was taken to a hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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U-S companies looking to make more money may want to tap in to the minority market.
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A new study by the University of Georgia shows African-American buying power is expected to grow 203-percent from 1990 to the year 2009. But, experts say stereotypes are still haunting African-American consumers.
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((JACK JOHNSON:THERE IS THIS PERCEPTION THAT IF ITS IN THE MINORITY COMMUNITY IT'S NOT GOING TO PRODUCE..IT'S NOT GOING TO BE.. THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO COME AND SPEND THE KIND OF MONEY.. THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GET THEIR RETURNS.))
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The report indicates spending power of blacks in the U-S could rival the gross domestic product of Canada by the end of the decade. Despite the positive financial news, the study shows African-Americans, still do NOT earn as much as whites.
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Still to come on the newscast, a camp in our area tries to help kids who have lost a loved one.
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and it's not your average dog show, where the top prize is a tasty treat.
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[Camp-Roanoke]


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The climb to the top will bring some camp goers closer together at Camp Roanoke--
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and that's the idea. The Camp Rainbow's End is held annualy for children who are grieving the death of a loved one. One of the key healing tools at the camp is fun.
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((IVY OLIVER:I'VE MADE LIKE TWENTY FRIENDS AND IT'S REALLY FUN.))
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Each child is matched up with a volunteer who will be their buddy for two days. The staff and volunteers hope the children will see others like them and understand their own pain.
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[IN Q=The heart of it is]

((KAREN MAYHEW:THE HEART OF IT IS TO BRING CHILDREN TOGETHER WHO HAVE HAD A LOSS OF A FAMILY MEMBER IN THE LAST COUPLE YEARS AND THE REAL GOAL IS TO HELP THEM NOT FEEL DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CHILDREN-- TO FEEL THAT THEY CAN BE CONNECTED TO OTHER CHILDREN THAT UNDERSTAND.))
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In addition to the climbing wall and marshmallow roasts, the get away provides healing circles where children discuss their feelings and learn healthy ways to cope with their loss.
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Coming up, former Hokies rule the day in the NFL, the Astros go deep to beat the Cardinals for a second straight day, and the chase for the Nextel Cup gets ready to shift to Martinsville, but first our extra point,
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Brent Geiberger fired a final round of 6-under 66, a round that didn't have a bogey on the card to win the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic by two shots. His name will join that of his father Al on the trophy. The elder Geiberger won the event in 1976.
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It wasn't pretty but the Redskins got their second win of the year today in Chicago.
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Mark Brunell accounted for Washington's only TD of the day, finding Rod Gardner on an 18 yard strike. The Skins led 10-7 at the half.
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Clinton Portis rushed for 171 tough yards on 36 carries as Joe Gibbs and company broke a 4 game losing skid with the 13-10 win.
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The Atlanta Falcons rebounded from their first loss of the season by coming from behind to knock off San Diego. And Michael Vick continues to get a grasp on the West Coast offense.
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Vick led the charge, after the Dirty Birds fell behind 17-7 in the 4th quarter. Vick uses his fleet feet to find the endzone on a 14 yard scramble to make it 17-14.
Then he throws the pretty ball to Georgia Tech product Dez White in the corner of the endzone.
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The Falcons won it 21 to 20. Vick never gave up hope when the chips were down.
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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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It was a big day for former Hokies in Cleveland. Check out Jeff Garcia roll out from his own endzone and find Andre Davis. Davis turns on the jets and takes it to the house for a 99 yard score, tying an NFL record. It's just the tenth 99 yard pass play in NFL history.
Not to be outdone, Roanoke's Lee Suggs made up for an early fumble by hauling in a 59 yard touchdown
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from Garcia as the Browns took out Shayne Graham and the Bengals 34 to 17.
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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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Elsewhere the Patriots won their 20th straight contest today, beating the Seahawks. Cory Dillon rushed for 105 yards and 2 TD's in the 30 to 20 win.
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In Dallas, the Cowboys and Steelers relived the glory days. There was nothing glorious about this play for Vinnie Testaverde. He fumbles the pigskin and Kimmo von Oelhoffen returned it to the Cowboys 24.
A few plays later, Jerome Bettis punched it in for the game winner as the Steelers knocked off Dallas 24 to 20.
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And finally, the Eagles buried the Panthers in a rematch of the NFC Championship game from a year ago. Lito Shepard returned a Jake Delhomme INT 64 yards for a TD in the 30 to 8 win.
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The Virginia Cavaliers fell 8 spots to number 14 in the AP poll this week, and check in at 15th in the coaches poll.
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Virginia Tech cracks the polls for the first time this season. The Hokies are 22nd in the coaches poll and 23rd in the AP. After playing games on six consecutive Saturdays - Tech is now off for 12 days before playing their next game at Georgia Tech on Thursday, October 28th. In fact, the Hokies play just three games in the next month.
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The Houston Astros assured that the NLCS would return to Saint Louis, beating the Cardinals in today's Game Four to even the series at 2 games apiece.
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The Stros trailed 4-1 at one point, but Raul Chavez drove in Jose Vizcaino in the 6th inning with this base knock to center field knotting things at 5-all.
Two innings later, Carlos Beltran golfed this homer out of the yard in right center field. Beltran has now homered in a record 5 consecutive post season games.
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The Astros won it 6-5, with Game Five set for Monday at Minute Maid Park.
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[S-Nascar]


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Kurt Busch finished 4th in last night's UAW-GM 500 in Charlotte, just behind Dale Earnhardt, Jr.. Busch now leads Junior by 24 points as the circuit comes to Martinsville this weekend.
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[Cradle-to-Cradle]


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Roanokers may not know it-- but their city is the talk of the architectural crowd-- that's because Roanoke is the host city of the Cradle to Cradle Housing Design competition.
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The international competition will have hundreds competing for the chance to build an environmentally friendly house in Roanoke. Today four graduate students from the University of Washington visited the downtown housing sites and residents were pleased to see the students.
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[IN Q=They just want to talk]

((AARON HODGIN:THEY JUST WANT TO TALK TO US AND SEE WHAT WERE DOING AND WHAT WE HAVE PLANS FOR. IT'S REALLY NEAT TO SEE THE COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER AND WELCOME THIS SORT OF THING.))
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To win, competitors have to submit a house design with modern features that also incorporates environmentally friendly items such as solar panels and recycled building materials.
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[Pet-Costume]


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A Halloween costume party in Colorado was full of tricks and treats -- or at least DOG tricks and treats.
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Six Flags Elitch Gardens in Denver held its annual pet costume contest this weekend. The costumes ranged from skunk dog to a hot dog. Both pets and owners dressed up in their most creative designs. The event was the park's Sixth Annual Fright Fest Pet Parade and the money raised went to the local humane society.
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