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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. We have another cloudy day in store, and this time, temperatures probably won't reach the 60's.
Meteologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast details after the news.






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All lanes of Interstate 81 through Roanoke County are open once again.
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An accident last night near Dixie Caverns slowed southound traffic for hours.
State police say a tractor trailer ran off the right side of the road, overturned and caught fire.
The driver from North Carolina was able to get out on his own.
He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.
The truck was carrying a form of acid used to make tape.
Though it was not marked as hazardous, officials say they're not yet sure if that's the case.
The trucker told state police his steering failed before he crashed.
A team will inspect the vehicle in the morning. Charges are pending.
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Virginia Democrats and Republicans are both have teams of lawyers preparing to defend party interests on election day.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

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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[IN Q=What we're trying to]

((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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A reminder that WDBJ7 will present the only televised debate for the 9th Congressional District tomorrow night. Your're invited to submit questions you'd like us to ask the candidates
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[TAKE DEBATE PROMO TOMORROW PAGE E637] The one-hour debate begins at 7 o'clock, and it will include some of the viewer questions submitted on-line.
[Take WDBJ Web FS #E522]


To pose a question, log onto our home page at w-d-b-j-7-dot-com.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. We have another generally gray day ahead, and look for temperatures to stay in the 50's.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete weather picture in just a few minutes.

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A federal disaster recovery center opens in Salem tomorrow to help people affected by the severe flooding last month.
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The center will open at noon at 21-45 Apperson Drive. Staff members will answer questions about disaster aid, though people are not required to go to the center to get help. (+++++++) [TAKE BOARD FULL]
Once it opens, the office will be open seven days a week. Hours will be 9:00 to 6:00 Monday through Saturday and Noon to 5:00 on Sundays. You can also call the 800 number: 621-3362
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Norfolk Southern had a strong summer.
The railroad says its third-quarter profits more than doubled, helped by surging railway revenue and a one-time gain from the reorganization of its Conrail unit. Even when you exclude a gain of 53 (m) million dollars from reorganizing Conrail, Norfolk's earnings were 59 cents per share.
That easily topped estimates of 54 cents from analysts.



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It's onwards and UPWARD for Carilion's consolidation plan.
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The health system "broke sky" yesterday on an addition to Roanoke Memorial Hospital that will add several floors.


The addition will make room for women's and children's services that are currently housed at Community Hospital.
The project will take about two years to complete.
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Two airplanes that did their tour of duty during World War Two are taking to the skies again.
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Hundreds of people turned out to get a firsthand look at a B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator at the Lynchburg airport yesterday.
The aircraft are part of a 22-plane fleet owned by the Collings Foundation, which uses them to educate people about World War Two.
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((JOHN FLEMING/COLLINGS FOUNDATION: THE WAY I LOOK AT THESE AIRCRAFT AND THE WAY THE FOUNDATION LOOKS AT THEM IS THEY'RE NOT JUST AIRCRAFT, BUT THEY'RE ALSO FLYING SCHOOLROOMS. THEY'RE CLASSROOMS. BECAUSE THE BEST WAY TO LEARN IS TO COME OUT AND GET ON BOARD AND THEN YOU REALLY SEE WHAT THEY'RE LIKE.))
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[OUT Q=see what they're like.]
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The planes will be in Lynchburg through Friday.
An admission charge lets you tour both aircraft ... A 4-hundred dollar tax-deductible donation will get you a ride on one.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Cloudy with occasional drizzle.
Temperatures will stay on the chilly side-- highs in the upper 50s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.



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Morning traffic should be smooth on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County, but that wasn't the case last night.


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An accident near Dixie Caverns slowed southound traffic for hours.
State police say a tractor trailer ran off the right side of the road, overturned and caught fire.
The driver from North Carolina was able to get out on his own.
He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.
The truck was carrying a form of acid used to make tape.
Though it was not marked as hazardous, officials say they're not yet sure if that's the case.
The trucker told state police his steering failed before he crashed.
A team will inspect the vehicle today. Charges are pending.
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The new off-track better parlor in Vinton is averaging hundreds of visitors a day, but for now, they'll have to go somewhere else to get a drink. Colonial Downs has applied for a liquor license at the new facility, but the request is being contested by an unnamed party.
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Regardless, business is booming... even though a local statistics professor says visitors are more likely to win at cards, than betting on the ponies.
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[IN Q=Probability tells us...]

((JULIE CLARK/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR: PROBABILITY TELLS US WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE LONG RUN. IT CAN'T TELL US WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN THE NEXT TIME WE PLAY THE GAME. SO, THERE'S ALWAYS THE CHANCE NEXT YOU PLAY, WHATEVER THE GAME IS, THERE'S ALWAYS A CHANCE YOU MIGHT WIN REALLY BIG.))
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[OUT Q=.... win really big.]
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The company's senior vice president tells News 7 gross sales at the new Vinton betting parlor have averaged more than 33-thousand dollars with nearly 300 visitors a day.
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The owner of the Smith Mountain Lake airport says he plans to build a Franklin County airport could force him out of business.
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[SUPER=03-Moneta;]

Joe Borgess says he's been struggling to keep his airport going since it opened nearly 30-years ago. Which is why he doesn't understand the need for a new general aviation airport in Franklin County.
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[IN Q=to me i feel]

((JOE BORGESS/SML AIRPORT OWNER: TO ME I FEEL IT'S JUST NOT WANTED, 33 IF THEY HAD AN OVERFLOW OF TRAFFIC HERE, AND THEN I CAN UNDERSTAND BUILDING ANOTHER AIRPORT TO TAKE OVER, BUT SO FAR, IT HASN'T BEEN.///RICK HUFF/FC ADMINISTRATOR: THIS AIRPORT WILL BE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN THE SMITH MTN AIRPORT. IT WILL HANDLE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF AIRCRAFT THAT CAN'T BE HANDLED THERE.))
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Huff says the fact that Franklin County is closer to Roanoke also gives it an advantage when attracting new business.

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((Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.))
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Our weekend preview gets you in tune with the local music scene.
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And if you're plans take you outside, I'll have your forecast.
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[Animation full] Get your Friday started with News 7 Mornin' beginning at 5:30.