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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


Election day in Virginia. Turnout could be historically high in the Commonwealth.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And as many communities make history with new voting machines, we'll see whether the machines are causing trouble for voters?

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Tonight on News 7 sports - Rusty Wallace is fined, a former Red joins the baseball effort in DC,
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and Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver addresses the chances that the Tech football team may have committed an NCAA violation.
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[WX-Head]
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The warm and dry conditions come to an end with showers right around the corner. Details coming up in the 7-Day Planner.
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News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Exceptionally heavy turnout with few problems at the polls this election day.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

With one hour left to cast their votes, a new poll puts Virginia in President Bush's camp.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Voter-Turnout]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Virginians are going to the polls in large numbers.
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Some communities are expecting 80 to 90 percent of their registered voters will cast a ballot by seven o'clock.
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[TAKE APRISA FULL]
These are the numbers as of three o'clock.
Turnout in Roanoke City was approaching 50 percent. It was well over 50 percent in Roanoke County and Salem.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Pundits expected heavy turnout. Of course the big question was what those voters would do when they got to the polls.
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Myranda Stephens focused her attention on concerns about the reliability of the new electronic voting machines. K/J, many people wondered whether they would do more harm than good,
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especially being used in many places for the first time. But, as we found out, computer error wasn't as much of a problem as human error.
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[SUPER=203-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=201-Frances Roper/Voter; :08]
[SUPER=201-Lenor Castillo/Poll Worker; :39]
[SUPER=201-Rob Hagan/Botetourt Co. Electoral Board; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=RESETTING THE MACHINES]

((95-year-old Frances Roper isn't exaggerating when she says her vote doesn't count.
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[RUNS05] ((IT SAID I VOTED BUT YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED, I DIDN'T VOTE B/C OF THAT MACHINE.)) But was it the machine? According to Roper, a voting official told her to press the vote button, even though her review page showed she made no selections.
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[RUNS08] ((DISAPPOINTING FOR YOU? YES! IT'S THE MOST CRUCIAL VOTING WE HAD SINCE THE WAR B/T STATES 13)) While a voting official's guidance may have hurt Roper, it apparently helped others who forgot to hit that important vote button.
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[RUNS08] ((LENOR CASTILLO/POLL WORKER:YOU CHASE THEM DOWN? YES OF COURSE WE CHASE THEM DOWN, WE DON'T WANT ANY VOTE TO GO UNCOUNTED! A NO VOTE IS A YES VOTE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE!)) And even the so-called mechanical problems were being blamed on people. This morning, at the Villa Heights precinct, a machine was replaced, after officials say a poll worker set the machine up improperly. The same was apparently true over in Botetourt County.
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[RUNS12] ((ROB HAGAN/BOTETOURT ELECTORAL BOARD: IT APPEARS THIS MORNING IN THREE PRECINCTS, WE DIDN'T FOLLOW MANUAL PROPERLY, AND MACHINES WERE NOT SET IN PRE-ELECTION MODE. IT'S A SIMPLE MATTER OF RESETTING THE MACHINES)) ))
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more about human error... and privacy issues.
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A few voters in Clifton Forge had to use paper ballots this morning.
The electronic voting machines at the fire house precinct went down soon after the polls opened.
It turns out poll workers needed to wait a little longer between voters to reset the equipment.
Counting to ten after each person voted took care of the problem.

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State election officials say they're pleased with the way voting machines have held up today despite a high voter turn out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond;]

The major problem of the day happened in Richmond at a precinct at Virginia Union University. Shortly after the polls opened a voter realized names of the wrong congressional candidates appeared on the ballot in the machine. Voters cast paper ballots until the problem was fixed. Officials say the biggest complaint they've heard is long lines at the polls.
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[IN Q=The problems that we're having]

((JEAN JENSEN: THE PROBLEMS THAT WE'RE HAVING ARE GOOD PROBLEMS IN TERMS OF ELECTIONS BECAUSE IT'S KIND OF FRUSTRATING TO BE IN THE ELECTION BUSINESS AND HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE REGISTER TO VOTE AND THEN THEY DON'T TURN OUT TO THE POLLS BUT THAT ISN'T HAPPENING TODAY.))
[SUPER=201-Jean Jensen/State Board of Elections Secretary;]
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[OUT Q=that isn't happening today]
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Chesterfield County has been under scrutiny the past few weeks for its decision to place police officers at the polls.
That plan went forward today without any major problems. Some voters say they're glad police were there to help manage high volumes of traffic and help seniors who had a hard time standing in line.
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[Morris]
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Earlier in the day, some polls indicated Virginia's Presidential electoral votes may be up for grabs.
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But new information from Zogby International released in just the last hour, puts the Commonwealth in President Bush's camp. [3-Shot]
We may get to that in our talk with Doctor Tom Morris, President of Emory and Henry College.
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First, let's address record turnout. What accounts for that... and how will that affect the results?
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Still ahead, Live reports from the Ninth Congressional District, where Democrat Rick Boucher and Republican Kevin Triplett both say heavy turnout gives them an advantage.
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Plus protestors say they aren't giving up their fight against the location of a methadone clinic.
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[Boucher]
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Voter turnout is very high in the Ninth Congressional District.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


That's where Republican Challenger Kevin Triplett is trying to unseat Democratic Congressman Rick Boucher.
We have reports from both campaigns tonight.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is in Abingdon at Boucher's headquarters.
What's the Congressman saying?
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((ROLLCUE:...liked his message.))
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[SUPER=201-John Hortenstine/Voter; :27 QUICK!!!]
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((ROLLCUE:...and left nothing on the table.))
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[SUPER=201-Donald Thomas/Montgomery Co. Voter; :12]
[SUPER=201-Glenda Thomas/Montgomery Co. Voter; :18]
[SUPER=201-Kevin Triplett/(R) 9th District Candidate; :41]
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[OUT Q=we've been getting that from people.]
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[Bedford-Voting]


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Voting has been brisk throughout Bedford County where two hotly contested supervisor's races are bringing people to the polls.
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[SUPER=203-Bedford Co.]


Tony Ware is being challenged by Steve Arrington in District Five ... it's a race Arrington actually won last year before the results were overturned in court.
56 people voted incorrectly last year ... election officials say some of them were confused again today about which precinct they should vote in.
In District Two, Glenn Ayers hopes to keep the seat he was appointed to when Kirby Richardson resigned.
He's being challenged by Chuck Neudorfer.
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[Stocks]


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A tight Presidential race led to a late-day selloff on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 19 points today.
The NASDAQ gained five.
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[Richardson]


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He was scheduled to go before a jury, instead an Alleghany County man plead no contest this morning to the murder of a 65-year-old man.
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22-year-old William Riley Richardson chose not to contest four charges this morning in Craig County- 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 apologized to the family and victims for his actions. He'll be sentenced on January 31st.
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[Clinic-Protest]


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A new methadone clinic is expected to open in Roanoke in a few weeks. But protesters refuse to abandon their fight against its location.
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A group known as Northwest Concerned Citizens says the clinic on Hershberger Road is too close to schools and the elderly. And they don't want it in their backyard.
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((WE'RE STILL HOPING AND WE'RE GOING TO KEEP TRYING TO SEE IF THERE IS ANOTHER LOCATION THAT THEY CAN RELOCATE))
[SUPER=01-Shirley Brown/Northwest Concerned Citizens]
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[OUT Q=that they can relocate]
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But not everyone who lives in the community is against the methadone clinic.
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((I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO EFFECT THE COMMUNITY. THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER THINGS GOING ON IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. IT THINK WITH THE INCREASED POLICE PRESENCE. I THINK IT'S GOING TO MAKE THE NEIGHBORHOOD SAFER THAN IT WAS BEFORE))
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The clinic is expected to open in mid-December.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Jim Weaver addresses reports that Tech may have violated a NCAA rule by helping players obtain Creatine.
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and Rusty Wallace gets popped in the wallet for his post race run-in with his teammate Ryan Newman.
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[S-Hokies]


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Carolina's win over Miami this past Saturday certainly got the Hokies' attention, but now there is another distraction in the middle of this week of preparation for the Tarheels.
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Athletic director Jim Weaver said this afternoon that 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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[VO NAT CON'T] Weaver says he will take between 7 and 10 days to investigate the situation that was brought to light when freshman lineman Nick Marshman and former linebacker Mike Brown said that Gentry helped secure creatine for them at a discounted price.
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If Tech is found to have violated an NCAA rule, it likely would be a secondary offense.

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The Major League baseball team that is leaving Montreal for Washington, DC has a new general manager.
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Jim Bowden (BOH-DEN) the former GM with the Cincinnati Reds will oversee all offseason trades and signings for the team. However, once the team's purchase is complete - he may be fired.
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[S-Rusty]


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NASCAR hates it when grown men fight and cuss and bump into each other.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville/October 24; :00]

Near the end of the Subway 500 at Martinsville, Rusty Wallace banged into his teammate Ryan Newman after the race on pit road, because Newman rooted him out of the way and cost him a chance to win. NASCAR didn't like the way Rusty vented and today fined him $10 thousand bucks.
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[S-UHL]


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The UHL - the United Hockey League - which stopped in Roanoke back on October 9th for an exhibition game at the Roanoke Civic Center - will be back in town tomorrow for a news conference. We understand the league will announce it plans to bring some regular season games to Roanoke and continue looking into the possibly of putting a team here.

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News 7 will bring you live election coverage throughout the evening. Of course C-B-S begins its coverage in just a moment.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Right after the Virginia polls close in Virginia, we'll have live local updates every half hour, beginning at 7:23.
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We'll have a complete wrap-up on News 7 at Eleven, and for the latest results on every local race, you can go to our web page any time at w-d-b-j--7-dot-com. (------------)