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Up next on News 7--

More charges are ahead for a man accused of attacking a waitress in downtown Blacksburg.
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And, the Red Sox are cursed no longer--
We'll have highlights of last night's historic World Series championship win, coming up.
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The clouds, mist, and drizzle continues with cool temperatures. What can we expect for the upcoming weekend. I'll let you know in your forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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A man accused in a brutal attack in downtown Blacksburg is now facing more charges.
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This week a Montgomery County Grand Jury brought three more charges against 26 year old Holland Blaine Davy. He was already being held on felony charges in connection with the attack of a waitress back in June. Police say the woman was walking home from work when she was grabbed and attacked in a stairwell. Prosecutors are expected to drop the original charges in favor of aggravated malicious wounding, abduction and attempted rape.
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The World Champion Red Sox -- it's been 86 years since that phrase has been heard.
The team wrapped up a World Series sweep last night.
And today cheering fans welcomed them back home to Fenway Park.
Jennifer Miller has more.
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(LOCATOR: BOSTON, MA)


FOR THE RED SOX NATION...."THIS IS NOT A DREAM"....

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THE BOSOX..... AND THEIR DELIRIOUS FANS ARE CELEBRATING A WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 86 YEARS....THAT'S 86 LONG YEARS OF AGONY AND BITTER DISAPPOINTMENT THAT STARTED WHEN BOSTON SOLD BABE RUTH TO THE NEW YORK YANKEES.

SOT: TOM WERNER/RED SOX CO-OWNER

"WE ALWAYS KEPT THE FAITH, IT'S JUST A GREAT ENDING."

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"I'M JUST GLAD WE COULD DELIVER FOR THEM AMD I'M GLAD I'M PART OF IT."

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THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO WAS OFFICIALLY LIFTED LAST NIGHT IN ST. LOUIS WHEN THE SOX BEAT THE CARDINALS 4-1. THE FOUR GAME SWEEP WAS SWEET, BUT ALMOST ANTI-CLIMATIC AFTER THE RED SOX RALLIED TO FINALLY BEAT THE HATED YANKEES IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES.

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WHILE THE TEAM WILL SAVOR THIS WIN FOR A LIFETIME.....IT'S THE BOSTON FANS WHO HAVE BEEN LITERALLY WAITING A LIFE TIME FOR THIS DAY.

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FINAL DETAILS ARE STILL YET TO BE WORKED OUT, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THE BIG PARADE WILL BE SATURDAY. AFTER DECADES OF WAITING.....MILLIONS OF RED SOX FAITHFUL ARE EXPECTED TO TURN OUT. AND LOOKING AHEAD JUST A BIT....THE RED SOX WILL LIKELY RECEIVE THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS BEFORE THEIR HOME OPENER....THEIR OPPONENT THAT DAY?
NONE OTHER THAN THE NEW YORK YANKEES.
JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, BOSTON
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The Red Sox victory ended nearly 90 years of frustration for Boston fans, who hadn't celebrated a World Champion team since Babe Ruth was sold to the Yankees a year after their last world title, in 19-18.
Dan Shaughnessy is the author of the book, "The Curse of the Bambino."
He says the team has earned a spot in the hearts of generations of baseball fans.
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As for whether there really WAS a curse, Shaughnessy says it's only true if you believe in it.
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Roanoke County's registrar is retiring.
Diane Henson has been the registrar for nearly thirty years, but she plans to step down November 12. Judith Stokes, who is currently Chief of Staff for Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith, will take the reigns. Roanoke's Electoral Board voted unanimously to appoint Stokes.
They say they felt it was important to select a candidate with a strong background and understanding of the electoral process and new voting technology. Board members say Henson will be missed. Stokes' term will end June 30, 2007.

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Today is your last chance to mail in your application for an absentee ballot for next week's election.
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To find out if you qualify to vote absentee or to apply for a ballot, you can contact your local registrars office.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEB ADDRESS FS] You can also download an application from the state board of elections website. There's a link from ours at W-D-B-J-7- -dot- -com. Just click on websites in the news.
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Registrars must receive applications by mail or fax by five- p-m today, or you have until the end of the week to apply in person.


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Five more days and counting, as the presidential candidates keep the pressure on-- with those missing weapons in Iraq on the front burner of the campaign.
Jennifer Donelan reports from Washington.
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Pkge: THE SENATOR FROM MASSACHUSETTS...HOPING FOR A VICTORY LIKE THE WORLD SERIES TITLE CLAIMED BY THE BOSTON RED SOX ...SAYS HE LOST HIS VOICE SHOUTING FOR HIS TEAM.
Sot - Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate "Someone called a radio station and said Kerry won't be president until the
Sox win the the world series. We're on our way!" AND WITH THAT, IN THE BATTLEGROUND STATE OF OHIO, KERRY MADE HIS PITCH...A FAMILIAR ONE IN RECENT DAYS.. . ..ACCUSING PRESIDENT BUSH OF EVADING RESPONSIBILITY FOR NEARLY 400 TONS OF MISSING MUNITIONS IN IRAQ.
Sot - Sen. John Kerry "The president is shifting explanations and attacks...show the buck stops everywhere but with the president of the united states."
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BEFORE A PACKED ROOM IN SAGINAW MICHIGAN, ANOTHER STATE WHERE THE RACE APPEARS DEADLOCKED, THE PRESIDENT BRIEFLY WENT ON THE DEFENSE THIS MORNING:
Sot - President George W. Bush "Senator John Kerry will say anything to get elected...John Kerry is the wrong man for the wrong job at the wrong time."
THEN HE WENT ON THE OFFENSE, SPENDING MOST OF HIS TURN AT BAT ATTACKING KERRY'S RECORD IN THE SENATE.
Sot - President George W. Bush "He doesn't want to talk about his record. There's a mainstream in politics and Sen. Kerry sits on the left bank."
standup - Jennifer Donelan Both candidates asked their supporters to get out the vote, but a recent survey found many americans had already voted. In 32 states, 11 percent of residents said they had casted their votes and another 11 percent said they also plan to do so before next Tuesday. Jennifer Donelan, cbs news, wash ))


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A militant group has posted a claim on the Internet, saying it's killed 11 Iraqi National Guardsmen who were taken hostage.
A statement on the group's Web site says the troops were ` responsible for guarding the Crusader American troops.''
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Elsewhere in Iraq, a car bomb exploded today in the northern city of Mosul, wounding a U-S soldier.
Earlier today, another American soldier was killed and two others wounded in southern Baghdad when insurgents bombed their patrol.
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Doctors are closely monitoring Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
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Israeli Prime Minster Ariel Sharon has given the go ahead to move the ailing Arafat from his compound, after his health took a turn for the worse.
A Palestinian official says Arafat is expected to be moved later today to a hospital in Jordan.
The 75- year- old is said to be slipping in and out of consciousness, and has been suffering from stomach pains since last week.
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Coming up on News 7 at Noon - an Army helicopter crashes in central Virginia but everyone on board survives.
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and it was a flood of relief for two lucky dogs - after being rescued from the rising waters that swept them from their home.
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Four paratroopers were hurt when their Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed early this morning in eastern Virginia.
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State police say it went down in a state forest in Buckingham County around 12:30 a-m.
The helicopter was one of two based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
They'd been on a night-vision training run when one chopper experienced difficulties.
Three soldiers suffered minor injuries, but a fourth was airlifted to U-V-A Medical Center in critical condition
The military is now investigating.
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Private funeral services are being held today and tomorrow to remember those killed in Sunday's plane crash in Patrick County.
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Hundreds of race fans and friends of the Hendrick family gathered last night to remember the victims, gathering outside the Hendrick Motorsports complex near Charlotte. NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick's son, brother and twin nieces were among the victims.
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It was a scary night for students getting ready for dinner at Rutgers University--
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Fire broke out around 6- 30 last night in the university's dining hall.
Officials say the building was evacuated, and no one was injured.
The blaze broke out on the third floor in a room designated for special events.
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Crews were able to bring the fire under control quickly.
Still, school officials say part of the roof collapsed, and there was smoke and water damage to much of the building.
Investigators haven't yet determined the cause.
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In California, two dogs from the same home were rescued after being swept away in flood waters.
Firefighters rescued a border collie named Bear early yesterday-- but the other rescue was caught on tape.
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Take a look at this-- Bruno, a yellow lab was seen stranded in the swollen waters of the Los Angeles River-- eight miles from his home.
Firefighters jumped into action, and airlifted the wet dog from the water.
The owner of both pooches says she's grateful the dogs made it through the ordeal.
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The floodwaters were the result of a powerful storm that swept through California earlier this week, dumping heavy rain.
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Coming up - Another option enters the ring in the debate over Victory Stadium
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and Dreamworks has created a new name for itself - this time on Wall Street. We'll take a look after the break
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Dreamworks animation made a move from the box office to Wall Street today - selling 29 Million shares for 28 dollars each in its initial public offering.
That's significantly above the 23 to 25 dollar range the company initially forecast.
Now Dreamworks animation has a market value of around 3 Billion dollars.
J. J. Ramberg has more from New York.

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((DREAMWORK'S DEBUT ON WALL STREET FOLLOWS A WAVE OF RECENT SUCCESS AT THE COMPANY -- A PROFIT OF 77 MILLION DOLLARS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR DRIVEN BY THE ENORMOUS POPULARITY OF SHREK TWO.
su shrek
it's going to be champagne wishes and caviar dreams for now on
ITS LATEST RELEASE, SHARK TALE, HAS BEEN ALSO BEEN A HIT
su shark tale
BUT THE COMPANY WHICH WAS FOUNDED BY HOLLYWOOD HEAVIES STEVEN SPIELBERG, DAVID GEFFEN AND JEFFREY KATZENBERG AND BACKED BY MICROSOFT'S CO-FOUNDER PAUL ALLEN, HAS HAD A HISTORY THAT HASN'T READ LIKE A FAIRY TALE -- FLOPS LIKE SINBAD: THE LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS WEIGHED HEAVILY ON THE COMPANY WHICH LOST $269 MILLION IN THE FIVE YEARS ENDING IN 2003.
su: sinbad...
Anthony DiClemente, Lehman Brothers Inc.
it's been kind of up and down and that's given them an opportunity to smooth out the operations and see what works and see what doesn't work and it's a good thing that some of those disappointments happened when they were a private entitiy and not when they were public and owned by shareholders.
DREAMWORKS OPERATES IN THE SHADOW OF PIXAR AND THAT COMPANY'S CONSISTENT TRACK RECORD OF HUGE SUCCESSES LIKE MONSTERS INC AND THE RECORD BREAKING FINDING NEMO
Paul Kim, Tradition Asiel Securities
pixar really has not had a bomb, they pretty much have been batting a thousand for their history whereas dreamworks the track record is a little bit more mixed // recently they've had some good hits, but their track record suggests that it's not as pristine as pixars.
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION WILL BE CONTROLLED BY GEFFEN AND KATZENBERG WHO, ACCORDING TO SEC FILINGS, PLAN TO USE THE MONEY RAISED BY THE IPO TO PAY DOWN DEBT AND FUND FUTURE OPERATIONS. OPERATIONS WHICH, NO DOUBT, WILL INCLUDE A SEARCH FOR THE NEXT TALKING GREEN OGRE OR TALKING SHARK.
su: shark tale...
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was down 14 points. Nasdaq lost 4 points.

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The committee reviewing whether to renovate or replace Victory Stadium may now consider another option: a drastically different look.
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During a citizen's committe meeting last night, one member gave a presentation on a redesigned Victory Stadium.
Jan Wilkins recommends taking out the stands on the east side and replacing them with a stage.
He believes the plan would work if it's economically feasible.
The committee also heard from Virginia Amateur Sports on how a new stadium may bring more sporting events and revenue to the city.
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The London Arsenal beat Manchester City in soccer's Carling Cup. Find out how a local player helped with the win, coming up in Sports.
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Plus, Virginia Tech takes on Georgia Tech today.
We'll take a look back at some of the history between the teams.
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19 year old Danny Karbassiyoon, the former Northside soccer star, is making waves in Europe.
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He scored for the first time with London's Arsenal team for a 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Carling Cup.
Karbassioon played for the Roanoke Star since he was 9 years old, and graduated from Northside two years ago.
He's on his second year contract with Arsenal.
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Christiansburg's football team is 7 and OH for the first time in school history.
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The Blue Demons Region III Division III power ranking puts them number one in the region and in the state.
That means if the playoffs started today, Christiansburg would have home field advantage until the state championship.
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Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech meet tonight for the first time in 14 years. Mike Stevens takes a look back in time.


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