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Today on News 7 at 5, two people survive a plane crash in Missouri.
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Plus as the political campaign enters the homestretch, teams of lawyers descend on Virginia to monitor the election.
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We were stuck in the soup for most of the day and we may get a repeat performance tomorrow. Forecast details coming up.

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Twenty people narrowly escape as a drug store explodes in Illinois.
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Traveling on Bent Mountain could be a little slow tonight.
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Plus sky watchers saw some flying pieces of history over Lynchburg today. News 7 at 5 is next.
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With less than two weeks before the election, the war of the words continued on the campaign trial.
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Today President Bush and Senator Kerry both appeared in Iowa where they traded punches on the war on terror.
Aleen Sirgany has more.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
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[SUPER=01-Vernon Mertinke/Wisconsin Farmer;]
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((TRACK: MONTHS AGO, THE BATTLE FOR THE PRESIDENCY BEGAN HERE IN IOWA WITH THE NATION'S FIRST CAUCUS. NOW, DOWN TO THE WIRE, THE BATTLEGROUND STATE IS BACK IN THE POLITICAL SPOTLIGHT...THE STOMPING GROUND TODAY FOR BOTH PRESIDENT BUSH AND SENATOR JOHN KERRY.

(nat Kerry)


TRACK: KERRY USED HIS SPEECH IN WATERLOO TO LAUNCH NEW A NEW ATTACK AGAINST THE PRESIDENT'S LEADERSHIP IN IRAQ. HE SAID AMERICA NEEDS A FRESH START IN THE COUNTRY:

(SOT: Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate:

if President Bush cannot recognize the problems in Iraq, he will not fix them. I do recognize them and I'll fix them.)
TRACK: THE PRESIDENT USED "HIS" IOWA STOP TO INSIST KERRY MISUNDERSTANDS THE WAR ON TERROR.

(SOT: Bush:

The next commander in chief must lead us to victory in this war and you cannot win a war when you don't believe you're fighting one.)

(STAND-UP: BOTH CANDIDATES KNOW WITH LESS THAN TWO WEEKS UNTIL THE

ELECTION, THEY CAN'T LINGER IN ANY ONE STATE FOR TOO LONG. KERRY HEADED
FROM IOWA TO PENNSYLVANIA; THE PRESIDENT...FROM IOWA TO MINNESOTA TO

HERE, IN RURAL WISCONSIN.)
TRACK: PRESIDENT BUSH NARROWLY LOST HERE IN 2000, BUT POLLS SHOW THIS TIME, ALL ARE A DEAD HEAT. THAT'S WHY THE PRESIDENT IS IN EAU CLAIRE, REACHING OUT TO THE PARTY FAITHFUL:

(there's only one person to vote for!)


TRACK: AND TRYING TO SWAY FARMERS LIKE VERNON MERTINKE, WHO SAYS HE'S FOR KERRY:

(SOT: Vernon Mertinke/Wisconsin Farmer:

My taxes could go down a bit, they're plenty high.)
TRACK: IN WHAT COULD BE A LAST-MINUTE BOOST FOR THE DEMOCRAT WHO HOPES TO BE PRESIDENT, THE LAST DEMOCRAT TO HOLD THE OFFICE IS GETTING IN THE GAME. BILL CLINTON, SIDELINED AFTER HEART SURGERY, WILL APPEAR WITH JOHN KERRY AT A RALLY ON MONDAY. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN.))

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Here in Virginia, state Democrats and Republicans have a team of lawyers standing by to make sure election day runs smoothly.
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With just 13- days before the election, both political parties are working overtime. Since the 2000 presidential election nearly 450- thousand Virginians have registered to vote- including a number of college students. To make sure those voters know what to do on election day and aren't taken advantage of, both parties have assembled a team of lawyers.
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((LINDSEY REYNOLDS: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO WITH OUR ELECTION PROTECTION PROGRAM IS TO JUST MAKE CERTAIN THAT THOSE FOLKS WHO HAVE QUESTIONS GET THEM ANSWERED. EVERYBODY WHO'S ELIGIBLE GETS TO VOTE AND WE HAVE A GREAT TURNOUT THIS ELECTION.))
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Virginia Republicans have a team of about 650 volunteer lawyers on hand for election day. State Democrats hope to recruit 750 by November- some of whom will volunteer at polling places.
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((SHAWN SMITH: WE'RE REALLY CONCERNED WITH THIS NOTION OF THEM LINING THE POLLS WITH 600 LAWYERS AND THAT PEOPLE WILL FEEL INTIMIDATED BY THE PROCESS, ESPECIALLY BRAND NEW VOTERS.))
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Both parties say their main goal is to make sure every vote cast in Virginia counts.
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WDBJ7 will present the only televised debate for the 9th Congressional District later this week, and you are invited to submit questions you'd like the candidates to answer.
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[TAKE DEBATE PROMO PAGE E636] The one-hour debate begins this Friday at 7:00 p.m., and it will include viewer questions that are submitted to us on-line.
To enter your question, go to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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Traffic on Bent Mountain Road in Roanoke County is expected to be slow this evening.
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County police say this tractor trailer was coming down the mountain shortly after noon today. The driver lost control in some curves and the rig flipped over. One lane of traffic has been shut down while crews clean up the wreck, and the road is not expected to fully reopen until at least 8 o'clock tonight. Drivers are encouraged to find another route if possible.
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A disaster recovery center is temporarily setting-up shop in Salem to help recent flood victims.
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Homeowners, renters, and businesses affected when tropical storm Jeanne hit the region in late September may qualify for assistance.
Flood victims are not required to go the center in order to receive aid. But for those who need personal assistance, the center will be available 7 days a week and will be staffed by federal, state and volunteer agencies.
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The Disaster Recovery Center at 21-45 Apperson Drive in Salem will open Friday at noon and will remain open from 9 to 6 pm except on Sundays when it will close at 5.
FEMA encourages people to call first to begin the application process. That number is 1-800-621-3362.
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Emergency crews are combing through woods and fields in Missouri, hoping to find out what happened to five people missing after the crash of a commuter plane.
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The flight from St. Louis was getting ready to land last night when the twin-engine turbo prop went down about three miles short of the runway in Kirksville, about 220 miles northwest of St. Louis. The crash and fire that followed killed 8 of the 15 on board. One man and one woman survived.
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((DR. CHARLES ZEMAN/TRAUMA SERVICES DIRECTOR: HE CRAWLED ABOUT 20 FEET FROM THE PLANE, AND I UNDERSTAND SHE WAS UP WALKING AROUND WAITING FOR THE AMBULANCE AND ACTUALLY WAVED DOWN AN AMBULANCE AND WALKED BACK TO THE WRECKAGE.))
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Authorities aren't sure what happened to the other five people who were supposed to be on board. The NTSB has recovered the plane's black boxes and hopes to determine a cause.
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Still to come on the newscast, Roanoke could soon be the home of the second largest hospital in the state.
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Also some quick action helps more than a dozen people avoid injury in an exlosion in an Illinois drug store.
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The highest ranking soldier charged with abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib (grayb) prison has pleaded guilty to five charges. Don Kirk is in Baghdad with more on today's plea and the latest on the violence in Iraq.
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((ARMY RESERVE STAFF SERGEANT IVAN CHIP FREDERICK SEZ HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING WAS IMMORAL AND AND BROUGHT DISREPUTE ON U.S. ARMED FORCES.

(poss nat sot ....."has pled guilty")


WITH THAT ADMISSION - FREDERICK HAS PLEADED GUILTY TO FIVE CHARGES IN THE ABU GHARAIB PRISON SCANDAL - CONSPIRACY, ASSAULT, AN INDECENT ACT, MALTREATMENT AND DERELICTION OF DUTY.
THE PICTURES TOLD THE STORY...OF ABUSE BY FREDERICKSON & OTHERS. BUT THE COURT HEARD PERSONAL TESTIMONY .
A FORMER PRISONER - SAID HE WAS IN A PILE OF INMATES... WHEN SOMEONE PUT HIS WHOLE WEIGHT ON him...leaving him in agony.
HE SAID FREDERICK punched him, FORCED HIM TO WALK NAKED AND PERFORM SEXUAL ACTS. EVENTUALLY HE WAS SENT BACK TO A FLOODED CELL WITH A BAG ON HEAD.
FREDERICK FACES SENTENCING TOMORROW. WITH THIS GUILTY PLEA.....HE AVOIDS OTHER CHARGES.

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THE SUFFERING GOES ON JUST 20 MILES WEST OF ABU GHARAIB AT FALLUJAH WITH RENEWED STRIKES - AMID MORE CLAIMS OF CIVILIANS KILLED....
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MARINES SAY THEY FLATTENED TWO SAFEHOUSES OF THE NETWORK OF THE EXTREEMIST ABU MUSAB AL ZARQAWI.
CIVILIAN WITNESSES SAY THE VICTIMS INCLUDED A FAMILY OF SIX.... THE MARINES DENY THAT CLAIM...AND SAY IT'S A FALSE REPORT FED THE MEDIA BY A ZARQAQI PROPAGANDIST.
IN BAGHDAD - ANOTHER KIND OF FEAR - FOR A BRITISH IRAQI WOMAN - MARGARET HASSAN. SHE'S SPENT THIRTY YEARS OF HER LIFE HERE AND NOW IS HELD HOSTAGE....KIDNAPPED ON HER WAY TO WORK AS DIRECTOR OF CARE INTERNATIONAL.
HASSAN'S HUSBAND - MADE A FERVENT PLEA ON AL ARABIA TV - PLEADING FOR HER RELEASE IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY ISLAM AND BROTHERHOOD - SAYING SHE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
CARE INTERNATIONAL NOW SEZ IT'S SHUTTING DOWN ITS OFFICE IN IRAQ - ANOTHER CASUALTY IN A WAR OF TERROR ON ALL SIDES. DK))

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There are no reports of injuries in an explosion at a Walgreens in Illinois.
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The store's windows, front door and facade were all blown out. Flames and dark smoke could be seen pouring out of the roof. The store is in Addison, a western suburb of Chicago. The manager says he smelled gas funes just before 12:30. Apparently a construction crew was working behind the Walgreens and broke a gas main that gas leaked into the Walgreens. Approximately 20 people in the store were evacuated. The building exploded soon after.
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In just two years, Carilion Health System will have one of the largest medical centers in the state.
Construction kicked off today for the expansion of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Shannon,
This is all part of Carilion's plan to consolidate all of its services under one roof.
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When it's complete -- Roanoke Community Hospital will be turned into a health care training center and Roanoke Memorial will offer all patient services.
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Balloons won't be the only thing going up at Roanoke Memorial Hospital -- today. Officials launched the start of construction on new multi-story wing on top of the existing south tower.
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((I THINK IT WILL MAKE US THE SECOND LARGEST MEDICAL CENTER IN THE STATE)) [RUNS06]
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The additional space will make it possible to move Women and Children's services to the hospital -- another step in the consolidation process. Officials say it will make patient care more efficient and save five million dollars a year.


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((I DON'T THINK THEY SHOULD EXPECT A DEMOTION IN THE LEVEL OF CARE THEY HAVE RECEIVED AT EITHER FACILITY. AS A MATTER OF FACT I THINK THE CARE IS GOING TO BE ENHANCED)) [RUNS10]
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While patients may have to deal with the construction for awhile --Carilion says its working to make the transition as smooth as possible.
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((TRANSPORTATION AROUND THE HOSPITAL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF PARKING BY THE E-R DEPT WONT' BE IMPACTED MUCH AND WE WILL HAVE VALET PARKING UP THERE FOR THOSE PATIENTS)) [RUNS11]
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Some other additions will be coming to the hospital including a heart hospital, outpatient surgery center, OB hospital and a Medical Center for children. On another note --Flannagan drive will soon be closed to public traffic until late spring or early summer. There will be signs around the hospital to help patients and their families.
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Shannon, It's also important to point out that the emergency room will stay at Roanoke Community hospital.


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Christmas may be a few months away, but one Blacksburg inventor is making sure your holiday will be merry and "bright!"
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Getting Santa to visit your home on Christmas Eve has never been easier thanks to the invention of a Blacksburg. Just take down the wreath on your front door and put up "the Santa Beacon." Brent Watts has the story.
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Today in Sports, the NASCAR points race comes to Martinsville.
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Plus we'll see what the Yankees think they can do to keep the tables from being turned.
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Good afternoon everybody. The Boston Red Sox will try to make some serious baseball history tonight. Only two teams in North American professional sports history have ever come back to win a seven game series after dropping the first three games -- the New York Islanders beat Pittsburgh in the 1975 N-H-L playoffs and the Toronto Maple Leafs rallied to beat Detroit in the 1942 Stanley Cup finals. In baseball - it's never happened.
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Game six of the national league series is underway in St. Louis with ____ on top.

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Nextel Cup drivers invade Martinsville Speedway this Sunday for the running of the Subway 500. The race also marks the halfway point of the new race to the championship. Kurt Busch is the leader, 24 points a head of Dale Earnhardt Junior. Both recently commented on the new 10 race championship race off.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, Junior, Busch, Jeff Gordon and Jeremy Mayfield talk more about the 10 race to the championship and how it has intensified the a Martinsville race.

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Despite the cool, wet weather golf was the order of the day at Hanging Rock in Salem where about
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60 golfers teed it up to create more awareness about the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in Portsmouth, which will move into a new 12 million dollar facility next year, and to promote the opening of a satellite hall here in the Valley by 2007.
On hand today were two Hall of Fame members, former Virginia Tech hoops coach Charlie Moir and Martinsville's Sonny Wade, who won three Grey Cups in the CFL.
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Coming up at the top of the hour, more from Martinsville, plus an update on the Hokies' Xavier Adibi. Take care everybody and have a safe night. [GO TO BREAK]

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On Wall Street today, the stock markets closed mixed, as soaring oil prices and bad earnings news put stocks under strain. Marcella Palmer reports
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Some World War Two history flew into central Virginia this afternoon ...
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This B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator are part of the Collings Foundation's "Wings of Freedom" tour.
The two aircraft are part of a fleet of 22 historic planes the Foundation owns.
It uses them to educate people about World War Two and honor the veterans who fought in it.
The planes will be on display at the Lynchburg airport through Friday.
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