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Once vandals got tired of trashing vehicles in Roanoke overnight, they start opening fire on school kids waiting for the bus.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

And the prospects of success in using touch-screen voting machines for the first time.

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Tonight on News 7 sports - Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville where the start time has been set for the Miami game. Roland Mior earns player of the week honors,
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and Bryan Randall wins a prestigious $18 thousand dollar post graduate scholarship.
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And nature is fired up about election day weather with temperatures near 80s. That story and our November almanac just ahead.
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News 7 is next.

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Roanoke City Students are hit by b-b gun fire while waiting for the school bus-
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((ONE HIT ME RIGHT HERE IN THE EYE..TWO ON MY ARM AND A COUPLE TIMES IN THE LEG.))
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Police say the shooters went on a crime spree firing at students and also hitting more than 50 cars around the city.

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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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And I'm Keith Humphry.
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The crime spree lasted through the night and into the morning.
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A group in a van allegedly pulled up to four school bus stops and began firing.
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At least ten students were hit by pellets or b-b's-
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(( A TYPICAL MONDAY MORNING AT THE BUS STOP TURNED ANYTHING BUT WHEN STUDENTS JUST WAKING UP FOR THE DAY GOT A SCARY WAKE UP CALL.RICKY EADES/STUDENT: WELL WE WERE STANDING AT THE BUS STOP AND A RED MINI VAN PULLED UP AND STARTED FIRING ROUNDS AT US. MARY CRAIGHEAD: I JUST HEARD LIKE THREE GUN SHOTS ANDI TURNED TO LOOK AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A REAL GUN. SHOTS FROM A B-B GUN HIT FOUR STUDENTS WAITING AT THE CORNER OF ELM AVENUE AND SIXTH STREET SOUTHWEST- 14 YEAR OLD RICKY EADES WAS HIT IN THE ARM AND LEG ONE SHOT BARELY MISSED HIS EYE. IF IT WOULD'VE BEEN A CENTIMETER TO THE LEFT IT WOULD'VE BEEN THROUGH MY EYEBALL..SO YEA IT WAS PETTY SCARY. JEAN JADHON/NEWS 7: RICKY EADES SAY AFTER THE SHOOTING HE HID BEHIND THIS TELEPHONE POLE FOR COVER.
The students went onto P-H- where they found out they were not alone. The shooters hit three other bus stops-
24th and Melrose
19th and Melrose and
Norris Drive and Andrews Road.
In all ten students were hit. Two including Eades needed medical help. LISSY MERENDA: WE CALLED ALL OUR SCHOOLS IMMEDIATELY TO GIVETHEM HEADS UP AND MAKE SURET HEY HAVE LIMITEDOUTSIDE ACTIVITIES.
The crime spree started long before the school day started though... police say the suspcts struck 59 cars around Roanoke overnight...
Police arrested five people- four are underage ..one is an 18 year old Wilbert Hardy of Roanoke.
Students say they did not recognize the people it the van. RICKY EADES: BASICALLY IT WAS RANDOM. THEY JUST CAM E UP AND STARTED SHOOTING FOR NO REASON AT ALL. PAM EADES: you woulnd' think they would get hurt int he front yard standing going to school..very upsetting.))
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Police say they don't have a motive. In fact, stereos were not touched in the vandalized cars.
Police say it appers the group got bored with egging cars and instead- decided to use b-b guns to hit cars and people.

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Despite today's incident, Roanoke school officials say they are encouraged by the start of the school year.
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Today, they told members of Roanoke City Council they are making progress with the recommendations of a school safety task force.
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((KATHY STOCKBURGER/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: ANYTHING COULD THROW US OFF CUE AT SOME POINT, BUT AS FAR AS THE GENERAL ENVIRONMENT OF SAFETY IN OUR SCHOOLS, WE'RE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.)) ((SHERMAN LEA/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: AND I'M IMPRESSED WITH THE COMMITMENT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT AND THE BOARD TO MAKE SURE THAT WE IMPLEMENT ALL THE THINGS WE NEED TO DO TO MAKE OUR SCHOOLS SAFE.))
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The search for a new school superintendent is also moving forward. Today a consultant spoke with the school board and city council, and more meetings are planned with other groups.
School Board members hope to make a decision by the end of March.
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An accident on Route 8 in Montgomery County has now been cleaned up.
The road was closed about two and an half miles south of Interstate 81.
First-Responders and V-DOT originally feared it could take nine hours to re-open the road, but the investigation did not take as long as expected.

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Voting officials all across the country are preparing for tomorrow's big election day. [***CAMPAIGN 2004 IN MONITOR***]
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Myranda Stephens checked in with the folks in Roanoke- How are they getting ready there Myranda? Jean, Roanoke city is one of only a few communities in our area
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that will put its new electronic voting machines to work tomorrow for the first time. But, officials are optimistic that the better the preparation, the fewer the problems.
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Voting workers spent most of the day playing delivery workers.
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[RUNS05] ((THERE'S ACTUALLY TWO TRUCKS, WE'RE HEADED IN ONE DIRECTION AND THE OTHER ONES ARE TAKING CARE OF SOUTHWEST.)) Delivering 125-electronic voting machines to the city's 32- voting precincts.
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[RUNS06] ((AND THEN THE ONES THAT WE'RE CAPABLE OF DOING IT, WE'RE ACTUALLY ATTEMPTING TO SET THEM UP ON THE LEGS SO THAT THEY'RE PREPARED FOR ELECTION DAY.)) [NATS OF ZIPPING BAG @2953] [RUNS03] Back at headquarters, voting officials also make handouts. Distributing voting supply bags to all of their chief poll workers... and a box known as a communication pack, which they'll need to operate the voting machines.
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[RUNS06] ((LAVERNE : THIS WILL BE CONTROLLED BY THE CHIEF AS AN INDICATOR AS HOW TO OPEN THE POLLS AND HOW TO CLOSE THE POLLS.))
Officials say the machines will also be used to total all of the voting results from each precinct. They add that the machines are equipped with additional power system, in case one goes down. It's just one of many things that could go wrong on election day, but officials say they're prepared for it all.
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[RUNS02] ((WE'LL MAKE IT. WE'LL DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO 37))))
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Nationally, there has been a shortage of poll workers this year, however, that doesn't seem to be a problem for most of the communities in our area.
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But, Jean, as we saw today, there's always that chance of someone canceling at the last minute. So, officials are still encouraging volunteers.

[Terrorism]


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State officials have spent months preparing for the possibility of terrorist acts on election day.
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The Office of Commonwealth Preparedness says Virginia hasn't received any specific threats. That makes it challenging balancing security and Democracy.
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((GEORGE FORESMAN/COMMONWEALTH PREPAREDNESS DIRECTOR: I THINK WE ARE VERY MUCH FINDING THE NEXUS BETWEEN THOSE LEGITIMATE SECURITY CONCERNS THAT EXIST IN TODAY'S POST 9-11 ENVIRONMENT, BUT THE REAL PUBLIC POLICY CHALLENGE THAT WE FACE EVERY DAY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T UNDERMINE THE VERY VALUES THAT WE'VE SPENT SO MUCH TIME AND EFFORT TRYING TO PROTECT.))
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Most localities will take a traditional approach to security tomorrow. However, Chesterfield County, has caught heat from groups like the NAACP for plans to post police at its precincts.
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((LAWRENCE HAAKE: THE PEOPLE SHOULD, IN FACT, FEEL SAFER AND MORE SECURE BECAUSE THERE'S A POLICE OFFICER THERE.))
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The Department of Justice is sending civil rights attorneys to Chesterfield County to monitor tomorrow's election there. Meanwhile, officials say voters will be first to know if any *specific* threats of terrorism arise.
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News 7 will bring you live election day coverage on all our newscasts tomorrow. C-B-S coverage begins at 6:30 tomorrow night. Once the polls close in Virginia at 7:00, we'll have live local updates every 30 minutes.
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[Take WDBJ Election Web FS #E510]

We'll bring you updated numbers from key local races throughout the evening. For the latest results on every race in our area, you can go to our web page any time at w-d-b-j-7-dot-com.
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150 new jobs are headed to Southwest Virginia.
Where they're headed when NEws 7 returns.
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Plus a water main break causes problems in the New River Valley.
The latest on the situation next.
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST
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Crews have patched up a broken water line in Giles County.
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The six-inch line in front of the court house in Pearisburg began to leak around five this morning. That forced two schools to close and flooded the sheriff's office basement. Town officials say the leak has now been repaired and the water system is being brought back on-line. It's the latest in a string of water problems in Pearisburg.
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((KENNETH VITTUM: WE'VE HAD TWO OR THREE OF THESE BREAKS OVER THE PAST MONTH. WE'RE TRYING TO DETERMINE WHAT THE CAUSE IS. PROBABLY GOING TO DO SOME PRESSURE READINGS ON THE SYSTEM.))
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They'll do that with a guage installed downtown.
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Fire damaged an apartment building in northwest Roanoke today.
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The fire at Ferncliff Apartments broke out around nine this morning.
Firefighters contained it to one unit, but five others had smoke and water damage.
Everyone in the building got out in time.
The Red Cross is assisting the displaced tenants.
Officials say they don't know yet how it started.
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The man who shot and killed his landlord in Roanoke County last year is going to be sentenced all over again.
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Mohammed Majeed was already sentenced to a 38-year prison term. By his own account, Majeed went to Chris Hanes' home armed with a gun,
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intending to get his 575-dollar security deposit back. Immediately after the shooting, Majeed called 9-1-1, told the dispatcher what he'd done and waited for police to arrive. Now his lawyers have convinced the court to "vacate" the sentence and reconsider Majeed's punishment, based on the testimony of two people who say they "got their days mixed up" and failed to appear at the hearing in August.
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Another drop in oil prices sent Wall Street higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose 27 points today.
The NASDAQ gained five.
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A wood products company will open a new factory in Rocky Mount, creating 150 jobs.
C-T-S-and-I Millwork will manufacture architectural products for the construction industry.
The company recently purchased Cooper Wood Products in Franklin County and also operates a facility in Roanoke.

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A William Fleming high school teacher was wrong to show clips from a controversial movie in her classroom. So say Roanoke City School officials.
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Last week there were complaints after a teacher showed scenes from the movie, "Farenheit 9-11."
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Officials say the teacher, who is new, did *NOT* realize she needed to get movies outside the curriculum approved by the principal.
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((LISSY MERENDA/ROANOKE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: IT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN APPROVED BECAUSE OF THE RATING BECAUSE THAT MOVIE IS "R" BECAUSE OF THE LANGUAGE AND GRAPHIC SCENES. WE DON'T WANT TO PERPETUATE THAT'S THE NORM IN SCHOOLS.))
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Merenda says the scenes in question were related to the country's last Presidential election and the voting process.
No word if the teacher will face disciplinary action.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - we'll check in the Cavs as they get ready for Seminole killer Maryland. Plus, Bryan Randall hits academic paydirt.
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And it's no "Minor Feat" - the Hokies pick up their second ACC player of the week honor this afternoon.
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Bryan Randall - has led the Hokies back into the top 20 this week, but it's his leadership ability off the field that has him back in the news tonight.
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Randall has been named one of just 8 division one football players to earn the prestigious National Football Foundation - College Hall of Fame scholarship. It's a post-graduate grant worth $18 thousand dollars. Randall earned his undergrad degree in sociology in just three years as a Dean's list student, and is pursuing his master's at this time.
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And, a Friday Football Extra alum also earned one of these scholarships today as Martinsville's Brandon Mason, an offensive lineman from Elon, was one of three to win this honor in Division One Double A.

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The Hokies also picked up their second ACC player of the week award this afternoon.
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Freshman cornerback Roland Minor, who intercepted two Ga. Tech passes in the closing minutes of last Thursday's game has been named the league's defensive back of the week. Minor, who is from Washington, DC, returned the second pick for a touchdown. Not surprisingly, five of the other six weekly awards went to players from either Maryland of Carolina.
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The 12th ranked Virginia Cavaliers met the Media tha day after Halloween - knowing that it was no Trick they were tied for the top in the ACC to begin November. Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville.
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Miami took a major tumble in the new BCS numbers that were released today.
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[GO TO APRISA 1074] USC and Oklahoma locked down their spots at the top, but Miami fell all the way to 10th. Auburn takes the Canes spot at number three, followed by the Cal Golden Bears and the Big Ten's Wisconsin Badgers. Virginia inched up two spots, as did the Hokies. They're now 14th and 20th.
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[Almanac]


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This is a bit of a silly forecast when you consider that temperatures are nearly 20 degrees above normal. But meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner says November will bring cold changes.
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[Mock-Elections]
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Some future voters had a chance to cast ballots for president this year.
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At Lee Waid Elementary School in Franklin County, George Bush won in a landslide over John Kerry, 214 to 174.
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The results were a lot closer at Fallon Park Elementary in Roanoke.
Kids from kindergarten to grade five went to the polls this morning.
This time, Kerry came out ahead of Bush, by just TWO votes.
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