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Today on News 7 at 5, the campaigning is over. Now Senator Kerry and President Bush will have to sit
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back and wait for the votes to be counted. Plus we'll see if the voters are turning out locally.
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It was another beautiful afternoon across the region with highs back into the 70's. Look for a cooler and wetter midweek forecast. The details coming up.

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Also we'll check in live on the race in the fighting ninth.
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In other news, a man pleads no contest to a Craig County murder.
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Plus NASCAR hands out another round of penalties. News 7 at 5 is next.
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((PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THIS IS ELECTION IS IN THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE AND I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE ABOUT THAT.)) ((SENATOR JOHN KERRY/D-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WE ARE GOING TO TAKE AMERICA TO A BETTER PLACE, LET'S GET THE JOB DONE. THANK YOU.))
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A campaign marked by finger-pointing, law-suits, accusations of misconduct and long lines is about to be over. A clear presidential winner could be declared tonight... or the legal wrangling could continue. We'll have several live reports on today's national and local elections.
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young. President Bush and Senator Kerry have done what they can to convice voters to cast a ballot in their favor. Bush voted in Crawford, Texas this morning. Kerry in Boston Now it's up to the rest of the voters. We have two reports for you tonight on the last day of this heated presidential campaign. Jennifer Donelan starts our coverage live from Washington DCTERMS.
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Voter turnout numbers in the Roanoke Valley continue to straggle in. But, election officials say so far, so good.
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Myranda Stephens is at the precinct at West Side Elementary school with an update. Shannon, as of 3 o'clock this afternoon, Roanoke City is reporting a turnout of 48 percent, Roanoke County at 55 percent, and the city of Salem at 54 percent.
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All of these figures are higher than in 2000. Now, we knew that more people were registering this year, but the question was, just how many of those people would actually go to the polls on election day. Particularly young people, who have been encouraged more than ever to make their voices heard.

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((With slogans like Vote or Die, the appeal to get young people to vote this election apparently worked for first-time voters like 19-year-old Jason Ata.
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((JASON ATA/FIRST TIME VOTER: THEY'RE GOOD FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME. WE HAVE A BIT OF TIME WHO'S TRYING TO PERSUADE US IN DIFFERENT WAYS.)) But, others felt many of the voter registration campaigns in themselves were persuasive.
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And obviously it's not just young people heading to the polls today.
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We've seen the lines literally out the door at times, and they are filled with people of all ages. Shannon, coming up tonight at Six, we'll see whether those new electronic voting machines caused any problems for people voting today.

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New touch-screen voting terminals were activated at polls this morning- but not all worked.
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In Botetourt County, three machines in the Glen Wilton, Troutville and Rainbow Forest precincts would not work. It seems the touch screens were not set in the proper mode to start voting, and a single-master key card from Fincastle had to be brought in. Some voters were forced to use a paper ballot, but officials say problems were taken care of an hour after polls opened.
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Hagan says the problem was human error on the part of the electoral board and that the machines are now functioning perfectly.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll hear from Rachel Depompa and Joe Dashiell with live reports from the ninth district.
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Also, a man enters a no contest plea to the murder of a man who was confined to a wheel chair.
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There is high voter turnout in the ninth Congressional district. Republican Kevin Tripplett is trying to unseat Democrat Rick Boucher.
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We have reports from both campaigns tonight. We start in Abingdon at Boucher headquarters with New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Depompa. Rachel what does Congressman Boucher think of his chances?
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((ROLLCUE:..12th straight term in office.))
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((ROLLCUE:..hours later in Montgomery County.))

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Stay with News 7 today as we bring you live election day coverage on all newscasts. CBS national coverage begins at 6:30 p.m., and once the Virginia polls close at 7:00, we'll have live local updates every 30 minutes.
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We'll bring you updated numbers from key area races throughout the evening, and for the latest results on all area races, you can go any time to our web page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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An man accused of beating a Craig County man to death has pled no contest to murder.
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22-year-old William Riley Richardson pled to four-counts this morning including second degree murder, unlawful wounding, attempted murder and arson. Richardson beat 65-year-old Richard Sarver in April after attacking his ex-girlfriend. Sarver -who was confined to a wheelchair- died from his injuries. In court, Richardson apoligized to the family and victims for his actions. He'll be sentenced on January 31st.
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Closing arguments continued today in the Scott Peterson murder trial.
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Peterson is charged in the deaths of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son.
His attorney Mark Geragos told jurors today that just because they don't like Peterson doesn't mean he is a murderer.
Geragos suggested that prosecutors have been trying to make jurors hate Peterson -- in hopes that they'd then convict him, even if the evidence didn't justify doing so. Deliberations could begin as early as tomorrow.
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Coming up a little later in Sports,
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[VO] NASCAR helps itself to some of Rusty Wallace's money. We'll tell you why.
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Mike Stevens is standing by with sports.
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Then a little later, we'll tell you how long it takes to knock over four million dominoes.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Election Day ticker. The Hokies are getting ready for their much anticipated trip to Chapel Hill this Saturday. But first they had to address some other business today.
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Athletic director Jim Weaver says he is investigating a report that first surfaced today in the Harrisonburg Daily Record newspaper stating that Tech strength coach Mike Gentry helped players obtain Creatine. The muscle enhancer is absolutely legal - However - helping athletes get it has been banned by the NCAA since August 1st of 2000.
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If, and this is a big if right now - the NCAA took action - it would likely be considered a secondary violation which usually carries little or no penalty.

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NASCAR has decided to hand out a fine tonight for one of those postrace incidents that it deems unbecoming to the sport.

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At the end of the Subway 500 at Martinsville Rusty Wallace banged into his teammate Ryan Newman after the race on pit road, because Newman cost him a chance to win. Wallace was irritated that Newman rooted out of the way in the closing laps of the race.
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The NBA season opens tonight with just a three games. The rest of the league will pick up the pace tomorrow night. Shannon will be back in just a moment to wrap up News 7 at Five. Take care everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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Stocks closed mixed this Election day as investors appeared uncertain over who will occupy the White House for the next four years. Jean Lee has more.
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Finally today, a group of Europeans is preparing to watch the chips fall where they may.
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Or at least the dominoes. They have been working for almost two months to set up more than four million dominoes.
They say it takes full concentration and the ability to sit for long periods of time in painful positions.
The builders use rulers and tweezer to get each stone in the exact position.
Their deadline is November 12th. On that day they plan to topple the dominoes. They expect it will take an hour and a half for all of them to fall.
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