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An American Airlines passenger jet runs into trouble and makes an emergency landing in Roanoke.
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And just when is your community celebrating Halloween? A complete rundown coming up.

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Tonight on News 7 sports - Travis Wells checks in from Atlanta with a wrapup of last night's furious fourth quarter rally by the Hokies.
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Plus, just outside of Atlanta in Hampton, Georgia the Hendrick Motorsports teams returned to work and spoke with members of the media.
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A mix of sun and clouds as we head into the weekend. All the details just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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((WE WERE JUST SCARED BECAUSE IT WAS ALL VIBRATING AND THE SMOKE STARTED TO FILL THE CABIN UP.))
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A passenger describes what she says was "panic" aboard an American Airlines flight.
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The plane made an emergency landing in Roanoke with 126 passengers on board.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


And I'm Jean Jadhon.
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Flight 12-40 from Dallas- Fort Worth was bound for Washington.
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Somewhere over the Tennessee/Virginia border- -there was a "loud pop or thud," as one passenger described it.
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(( The left engine started vibrating on the Boeing M-D-80. Not long after that passengers saw smoke in the passenger cabin. [10:39:23] ((THE SMOKE LOOKED LIKE IT MIGHT FILL UP IN THERE. SO THAT WAS A CONCERN, OBVIOUSLY. To the point where you had difficulty breathing? I HAD A HANDKERCHIEF OVER MY MOUTH. I THOUGHT AT LEAST I COULD BREATHE THAT WAY.)) [RUNS:12]
[10:41:00] ((I THOUGHT I WAS DEAD. THE CABIN FILLED WITH SMOKE. IT THOUGHT THAT WAS IT.)) [RUNS:09] American Airlines says the captain shut down the vibrating engine. Boeing designed these planes so they can be flown on one engine. The pilots had the plane on the ground in Roanoke within about ten minutes. A private pilot aboard the flight to D-C was impressed with the way the commercial pilots handed the crisis, given the level of anxiety in the cabin. [10:36:35] ((WE WERE AT 33,000 feet... EVERYONE WAS READY TO GO DOWN... PILOTS CALM, ALL METHODICAL, MADE A GOOD APPROACH. Keeping you abreast of what was going on? JUST THAT THERE WAS ENGINE TROUBLE. WE KNEW THAT.)) [RUNS:16] Chris Hoke and the other 125 passengers were just glad to be on the ground. Another plane was shuttled in to continue the flight. Geoffrey Woodbury was not looking forward to getting back on the plane, but his traveling companion wasn't all that worried. [10:42:45] ((I MEAN WHAT ARE THE CHANCE OF THAT HAPPENING AGAIN, SO I DON'T MIND. You've had your fun for the day. YES, DONE. DONE. HAD OUR ADRENALINE RUSH. NOW WE'RE DONE. HA HA HA.)) [RUNS:10]))
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Passengers said oxygen masks never deployed. They said flight attendants did have what one called space helmets, plastic tents that covered their entire heads.

[Baker]


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A Craig County middle school teacher has been charged with a crime against a minor. Gregory Todd Baker is charged with taking indecent liberties with a child.
School officials say the allegations arose from an incident at the school. Baker was put on leave with pay when the incident was reported. He is free on 5-thousand dollars bond.

[Voting]


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In some states, this is the first election voters will cast provisional ballots, but here in Virginia it's been a long time practice.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon is here to tell us more about this election day procedure. Jean, Virginia is actually ahead of some states in that it's offered something similar called "conditional voting" since 1975.
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This year, however, the state could see an increase in provisional ballots because so many Virginians are voting for the first time.
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It's been non- stop for registrar offices across the Commonwealth. Phones ring off the hook as voters seek guidance on where to vote, more than 200- thousand Virginians request absentee ballots and come election day helping people cast provisional ballots will be one of many duties facing poll workers.


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((DANIEL PALAZZOLO: WE COULD HAVE AN AWFUL LOT OF PROVISIONAL BALLOTING THIS YEAR BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE REGISTERED AND WILL BE VOTING FOR THE FIRST TIME OR PEOPLE WILL BE VOTING IN DIFFERENT PRECINCTS.)) [RUNS08]
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There are three cases in which provisional ballots are cast in the Commonwealth. [INSERT FIRST LINE OF PRE- PRO HERE] -If a voter's name isn't on the pollbook at the precinct where he or she claims to be registered. [INSERT SECOND LINE HERE] -If a voter registered after January of 2003, is voting in their first federal election and shows up to vote without identification. [INSERT THIRD LINE HERE] -Or if a court orders the polls remain open beyond normal hours, provisional ballots will be used and counted separately in case the court order is later overturned. [END PRE- PRO HERE] University of Richmond professor Daniel Palazzolo fears an increase in provisional ballots will cause confusion in states where the presidential race runs neck and neck. But he says, overall, Virginia is in good shape.
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((DANIEL PALAZZOLO: VIRGINIA ACTUALLY HAS VERY GOOD ELECTION LAWS BY COMPARISON WITH MOST STATES.)) [RUNS03]
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In Virginia, voters must cast provisional ballots in the precinct where they're registered for their vote to count.
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Jean, voters with questions about voting procedure asked to call their local registrars.


[Amendments]


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When you go to the polls on Tuesday, you'll be asked to vote on two constitutional amendments in Virginia.
Many Virginians don't know the amendments are even on the ballot.. so tonight we thought we'd check them out for you.
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The first deals with apportionment-
It has to do with re-districting and elections- saying when re-districting takes place, an elected official would continue to represent the original district for the full term.
If there's a special election- the position must be voted on in the original district.
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((HARRY WILSON/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR POLITICAL SCIENCE: THE REAPPORTIONMENT AMENDEMENT AT ITS VERY BASIS MEANS THAT PEOPLE WILL NOT BE REPRESENTED BY SOMEONE THEY DID NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE FOR.))
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The second constitutional amendment deals with succession- It spells out who would take over as Governor in the event of an emergency or enemy attack until the house of delegates can meet to elect a governor.
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((WILSON: ALL IT DOES IS EXPAND THE LIST OF SUCCESSION MUCH MUCH FURTHER DOWN THE LINE.))
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Wilson predicts both amendments will pass saying neither is controversial.
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If you'd like to read the proposed amendments in full, log onto WDBJ-7 dot com and click on websites in the news.
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Still ahead on News 7, Republicans trade neckwear in hopes of winning one for the Gipper.
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And Downtown Roanoke kicked off Halloween a little early with a costume contest today.
And if you're still not sure when to send your trick or treaters out, we'll run down the list.
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[Davis]

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Independent Seth Davis is seeking the 9th District Congressional seat against two well financed opponents. Although the odds are long, he hopes to make a difference in the race. Richard Lesko has more.
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((SETH DAVIS/(I) 9TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE; KERRY'S PULLED AHEAD IN OHIO ACCORDING TO ZOGBY, AND BUSH HAS A SLIGHT LEAD IN OHIO ACCORDING TO SOME OTHER POLL...))
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9th Congressional District candidate Seth Davis admits that he has little chance of scoring a major upset against two well-funded opponents. The Alleghany High school teacher wants to focus the race on substance, and not style, to present his conservative social and fiscal platform.
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((SETH DAVIS/(I) 9TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE; I HOPE THAT PEOPLE OUT REALLY FOCUS ON THE ISSUES AND DON'T GO ACCORDING TO CAMPAIGN COMMERCIALS, OF COURSE I DON'T HAVE ANY. SO FOCUS ON THE ISSUES, KNOW WHERE THE CANDIDATES STAND AND VOTE ON NOVEMBER 2ND.))
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While Boucher and Triplett have been battling it out on the airwaves, Davis has run a grassroots campaign, burning through almost all of his 360 dollar campaign fund. He says he's proof that anybody with the desire can make a difference, even in a race for national office.
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((SETH DAVIS/(I) 9TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE; I'D LIKE TO ENCOURAGE ANYBODY OUT THERE TO GET INVOLVED, WHETHER YOU RUN FOR OFFICE OR GO TO A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OR A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING. BUT BEFORE YOU VOTE, KNOW THE ISSUES, KNOW THE CANDIDATES, DO SOME RESEARCH AND GO FROM THERE.))
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Although he'd like to represent the 9th, Davis hopes to win Alleghany County, and come away with at least 5 percent of the vote. If that happens, then he'll know that the voters have heard his voice. Richard Lesko, News 7, Alleghany County.))

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In the fifth district, the incument has been a Democrat, an Independent, and now a Republican.
But Virgil Goode says he's always held conservative views.
Justin McLeod has more on his campaign.
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((((NAT SOUND OF VIRGIL ON THE PHONE))
Virgil Goode is seeking his fifth term in office and one of his main issues is bringing jobs to southside.
He says the recent tobacco quota buyout legislation will bring 460 million dollars to the region.
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((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/(R) FIFTH DISTRICT: THIS WILL SPUR THE ECONOMY AND ADD INCREASED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO THE ECONOMY.)) [Runs06]
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Goode is also very vocal about free trade and the outsourcing of jobs to other countries, it's an issue he admits has put him at odds with his own party.
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Another country Goode is concerned about is Iraq.
He supports the president's decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power but believes it may be time for the troops to leave.
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((VIRGIL GOODE: I HOPE THAT WE CAN HAVE A STABILIZING SITUATION IN IRAQ, GET THE ELECTIONS DONE AND THEN BEGIN OUR WITHDRAWAL OF FORCES FROM IRAQ.)) [Runs11]
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Here at home, Goode and his opponent Democrat Al Weed differ on healthcare.
Goode supports giving tax credits to help pay for private insurance.
Weed favors a single payer system, similar to Canada's.
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((VIRGIL GOODE: CANADA DOES NOT HAVE IT RIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTHCARE, YOU GOT LONG LINES AND RATIONING CARE.)) [Runs06]
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The two candidates also have different stances on civil unions for homosexual couples.
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((VIRGIL GOODE: WE DO NOT NEED TO LEGITIMIZE HOMOSEXUAL CIVIL UNIONS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.)) [Runs05]
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((NAT SOUND OF AD))
Ads have been running accusing Goode of being out of touch. Goode spends his weekends in the district, not in Washington, something his opponent has criticized.
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((VIRGIL GOODE: IF YOU WANT TO BE A WASHINGTON PARTY GOER AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS THAN YOU OUGHT TO VOTE FOR MY OPPONENT MR. WEED.)) [Runs06]
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Goode hopes the only party thrown, is the one for him on election day. Justin McLeod, News 7, Rocky Mount.
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A report on third quarter economic growth did not quite meet expectations on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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Nevertheless the DOW gained 23 points today.
NASDAQ was off a fraction.
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Virginia Republicans held a series of "victory" rallies around the state today... four days before the election.


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Senator John Warner did his best to inspire a crowd of the party faithful gathered in Roanoke County this afternoon by reciting one of Ronald Reagan's favorite lines: "Democracy is not a spectator sport."
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((((REAGAN LOVED THAT PHRASE SO MUCH HE PUT IT ON THIS NECKTIE WHICH HE GAVE ME. AND THERE IT IS. READ IT OUT, ATTORNEY GENERAL. "DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT."))
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The applause generated by Attorney General Jerry Kilgore threatened to drown out Senator Warner's gesture. ((I'M GOING TO TAKE THIS TIE OFF RIGHT NOW AND GIVE IT TO KEVIN WHO'S GOT FIRE IN THE BELLY.)) [RUNS:11]
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In addition to the well-worn cravat, Congressional candidate Kevin Triplett left the gathering with Senator Warner's endorsement in his race in the Ninth District.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Nextel Cup circuit returns to action in Atlanta where there are guaranteed to be fast speeds and heavy hearts.
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And Travis Wells checks in from Atlanta, as well, with a postgame wrapup on last night's come from behind Hokie win over Ga. Tech - high fives for everybody.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are still basking in their dramatic win over Georgia Tech last night. Quarterback Bryan Randall started his 33rd consecutive game and led the Hokies to the come from behind win--the first time he's done that in his career. Travis Wells has more from Atlanta.
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((Bryan Randall passed for 3 touchdowns and a two point conversion, all in the final five and a half minutes helping the Hokies rally to beat the Jackets 34 to 20. His 304 yards passing were a season high for the senior, but equally impressive were his 64 yards rushing. It was the type of performance that his coaches and teammates have come to expect.
Frank: Randall: Imoh: Travis:))

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The Nextel Cup series is back in action this week in Hampton, Georgia - just about 20 miles south of Atlanta. Qualifying is set for later tonight at 7.
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But no matter what is scheduled at the track this weekend, the fallen Hendrick Motorsports family members will be the focus.
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This afternoon, the infield media center was packed as the Hendrick drivers and crew chiefs tried to their best to make sense of Sunday's fatal crash and explain why in the world they were back at the track racing.
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[Halloween]
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A lot of little ghosts and goblins probably hope they won't get wet this weekend... whether they're trick or treating on Saturday or Sunday.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Here's a list of when communities are observing the holiday... as reported to News 7.
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