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Next on News 7, investigators prepare to remove the wreckage from Sunday's plane crash in Patrick County.
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Also four people were killed today where their plane went down in North Carolina.
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The Presidential Candidates battle over what happened to a cache of explosives in Iraq.
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One county in our region hopes a home improvement store will build its business community.
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Plus a NASCAR driver is arrested after an encounter with police. News 7 at 5 is next.
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With less than a week to go before the election, President Bush and Senator Kerry scramble for the last of the undecided voters.
We'll have the latest in two reports.
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We begin in Ohio where questions about missing explosives in Iraq and the Democratic Party were on President Bush's agenda.
Brian Andrews has more.
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(( LOCATOR: (to follow) AFTER TWO DAYS OF PERSONAL SILENCE ON THE MISSING EXPLOSIVES IN IRAQ, PRESIDENT BUSH FIRED BACK AT JOHN KERRY...ACCUSING HIM OF SAYING ALMOST ANYTHING TO GET ELECTED. THE SENATOR HE SAYS - IS JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS WITHOUT KNOWING THE FACTS.

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"OUR MILITARY IS NOW INVESTIGATING A NUMBER OF POSSIBLE SCENARIOS, INCLUDING THAT THE EXPLOSIVES MAY HAVE BEEN MOVED BEFORE OUR TROOPS ARRIVED AT THE SITE."
MISTER BUSH IS ALSO USING THIS DAY TO TRY AND PERSUADE DEMOCRATS IN KEY BATTLEGROUND STATES...TO CHANGE SIDES.

SOT: BUSH AGAIN

"I BELIEVE MY OPPONENT IS RUNNING AWAY FROM OF THE GREAT TRADITIONS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. IF YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT AND YOU WANT AMERICA TO BE STRONG AND CONFIDENT IN OUR IDEALS I'D BE HONORED TO HAVE YOUR VOTE.

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ALTHOUGH THE PRESIDENT TOOK OHIO IN 2000.... HE WON THE POPULAR VOTE BY LESS THAN 200,000 VOTES. AND THE LATEST POLLS INDICATE IT COULD BE A TIGHT ONE AGAIN... WITH THE PRESIDENT JUST SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF SENATOR KERRY.

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HERE IN THE HEART OF OHIO....MANY IN THE CROWD - SAY THEY ARE DEMOCRATS .........FOR BUSH.

SOT: ELAINE SUZANNY/NORTH LIMA,OHIO

"THEY HAVE NEVER GONE REPUBLICAN IN MAHONEY COUNTY. IF IT HAPPENS THAT WILL MAKE THE HISTORY BOOKS."
BUT IF PRESIDENT BUSH WANTS TO KEEP MAKING HISTORY...HE'LL HAVE TO CARRY MORE THAN OHIO. SEVERAL OTHER CRUCIAL BATTLEGROUND STATES LIKE FLORIDA, PENNSYLVANIA AND WISCONSIN ARE STILL UP FOR GRABS....AND BOTH CANDIDATES KNOW THEY HAVE ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO SWAY VOTERS THEIR WAY.
BRIAN ANDREWS, CBS NEWS, VIENNA , OH))

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With six days to go, John Kerry is making his case to the American public.
Aleen Sirgany is on the campaign trail in Rochester, Minnesota.
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((TRACK: IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT CLOSING ARGUMENT OF SENATOR JOHN KERRY'S CAREER. WITH LESS THAN A WEEK TO GO UNTIL THE ELECTION, THE FORMER
PROSECUTOR IS IN THE SWING STATES OF IOWA AND MINNESOTA, HAMMERING HOME

WHY HE'D BE A BETTER LEADERON THE ECONOMY:

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middle-class families can't afford four years of a Bush economy. )
TRACK: ...AND IN IRAQ. HE CONTINUES TO BLAST THE PRESIDENT FOR THE NEARLY 400 TONS OF MISSING MUNITIONS IN THE COUNTRY:

(SOT: Kerry: 10:40:15 This is a growing scandal and the American people

deserve a full and honest explanation of how it happened and what this president is going to do about it.)

(STAND-UP: 12:31:07 KERRY IS TRYING TO KEEP MINNESOTA IN THE BLUE

COLUMN: IT HASN'T VOTED REPUBLICAN SINCE 1972. ALTHOUGH HE CAN COUNT ON SUPPORT IN THE BIG CITIES HE'S HERE STUMPING IN THE TRADITIONALLY REPUBLICAN SOUTHERN PART OF THE STATE.)

(mos: 12:40:54 He speaks for the people, he's a serious candidate.)



(mos: 12:33:33 if your horse is going to the wrong part of the river,

you've got to jump off.)

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TRACK: KERRY JUMPED OFF THE CAMPAIGN SCHEDULE TO STUMP FOR VOTES AT AN IOWA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOLDING A MOCK ELECTION.

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TRACK: AND HE'LL SOON HAVE HELP APPEALING TO VOTERS OF ALL AGES WHEN ROCKERS JOHN BON JOVI AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN JOIN THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. IT'S AN EFFORT TO CONVINCE THE NATION THAT THERE SHOULD BE
(PAUSE...NAT...no surrender) NO SURRENDER UNTIL JOHN KERRY IS THE

COUNTRY'S NEXT BOSS. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, ROCHESTER, MN.))

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Will you be away from your voting precinct on election day?
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If so, tomorrow is the last day to submit an application by mail for an absentee ballot. To find out if you qualify to vote absentee or to apply for a ballot contact your local registrars office.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEB ADDRESS FULL] You can also download an application from the state board of elections website. There's a link from ours at WDBJ7-dot- com.
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Registrars must receive applications by mail or fax by five- p-m tomorrow. Voters have until Saturday to apply in person.

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Investigators say the Hendricks Motorsports plane that crashed on Sunday did not transmit a distress call before it went down.
Today as federal investigators wrapped up their work, a Hendricks family member and two close friends visited the accident site.
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There may have been as many as four people on board a plane that
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crashed in North Carolina this morning. Emergency workers in Asheville have confirmed that at least two people were killed when the small plane went down shortly after takeoff. The twin-engine aircraft was leaving the Asheville Regional Airport. Emergency officials say it's unclear how many people were aboard.
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Coming up next on the newscast, doctors rush to the side of Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat.
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Also Al-Jazeera television is running another tape of a kidnapped aid worker as she begs for her life.
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Doctors have rushed to Yasser Arafat's compound to examine the ailing Palestinian leader.
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Sources say his health has worsened recently. Palestinian officials say he has been suffering from the flu, but some Israelis have speculated that he has stomach cancer. A hospital official says Arafat has a large gallstone that is NOT life-threatening. Arafat is 75 years old.
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A kidnapped British humanitarian worker is making another plea for her life.
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In a video aired on Al-Jazeera television, Margaret Hassan blinks back tears as she urges Britain to withdraw troops from Iraq and asks for the release of all Iraqi female detainees. No group has claimed responsibility for the abduction of the 59-year old head of CARE International.
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But followers of Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi made the same demand for the release of female prisoners in the abduction of two Americans and a Briton last month. All three were killed.

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Lowes may be in the business of home improvement, but Amherst County officials say a new store could boost the fortunes of their entire COUNTY.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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(( Nine months ago, Kroger's only neighbor in the River James shopping center was a strip of empty storefronts.
Today, home improvement giant Lowes stands ready to turn things around.
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((CHIP EASTMAN/LOWES STORE MANAGER: BECAUSE OF THE GROWING OF THE COMMUNITY HERE, IT WAS A GREAT PICK TO COME HERE AND TO SUPPORT OUR SISTER STORE IN LYNCHBURG.))
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Lowes' other location on Timberlake Road can be a long haul for Amherst and Nelson County residents to make, so the decision was made to locate a new store in Madison Heights.
The 150-thousand square foot facility has also created 150 new jobs ... and more marketing and revenue opportunities for the county.
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((ROY CASH/AMHERST CO. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WELL, I THINK IT'S A SIGN OF KIND OF REVITALIZATION AND BUSINESS THAT'S GROWING IN AMHERST COUNTY. WHEN A STORE OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAKES THIS BIG OF AN INVESTMENT IN THE COUNTY, I THINK IT SAYS A LOT OF GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE COUNTY.))
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[Standup ] ((Chamber officials also say bringing more customers into Madison Heights should have a positive ripple effect on surrounding businesses. Already there's talk about Kroger upgrading and expanding its grocery store here ... and one of the area's fast food chains may move in as well.))
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Meanwhile, nearby smaller stores aren't worried about Lowes moving in.
At Sentry Hardware, Buck Wilson says good old-fashioned personal service never goes out of style.
He also knows a store owner in Salem whose business went UP after Lowes arrived.
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((BUCK WILSON/SENTRY HARDWARE STORE OWNER: HE SAID IMMEDIATELY THEY SAW A THIRTY TO FORTY PERCENT AND THEY WERE JUST SURPRISED HOW MANY PEOPLE LOWES WAS SENDING TO THEM. THEY COULDN'T SELL THEM A SMALLER QUANTITY SO THEY SEND THEM TO THE MOM AND POP'S.))
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Lowes will open to the public next Wednesday.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County. ))

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Up next on the newscast, Brent Watts visits a unique, yet noisy workshop in Botetourt county.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll get a history lesson on the Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech rivalry.
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Then a little bit later, we'll see why things are three times more interesting for a New River Valley family.
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Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your mid week ticker. When the Hokies take on Georgia Tech tomorrow night it will mark the first time the two schools have played since 1990. Mike Stevens has our history lesson tonight.
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The Virginia men's basketball team was 6 and 10 in the ACC last year. With Wake Forest, Duke, North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia Tech ranked in the pre season top 25, Pete Gilen Knows his team must battle every night.
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NASCAR driver Jimmy Spencer was arrested for interfering with police officers as they attempted to serve a warrant on his son.
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Police records show that officers went to Spencer's home Sunday night in Cornelius, North Carolina to arrest his 18-year-old son on a misdemeanor charge of injury to personal property. He is accused of pouring paint on two cars. Spencer was charged with two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and resisting a public officer. Spencer finished 29th at Martinsville.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, more on the battle between the two tech's. see ya then everybody.

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On Wall Street today, plunging oil prices provided fuel for a stock market rally. Marcella Palmer has the details.
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The terrible twos can be stressful for any parent.
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But, for Michael and April Moore, their two-year-old son Riley is just half the stress. The Moores are also parents of six-month-old identical triplets -- Anderson, Bay and Campbell. The couple actually had to buy a new home before having the triplets, which they are now quite grateful to have.
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((one of the rooms is big enough and it's long and it's got two closets so it's big enough for them and riley's got his own room, we even got a room for guests, for who would ever want to come visit us if they dare to come try to come visit us w/four boys running around 49))
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By the way, the triplets were conceived without the help of fertility drugs. Coming up on News 7 at Six, we'll spend a little more time with the Moores, and get a closer look into their full house.
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