[Election-Day]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Election Day]
[SUPER=219-Kimberly McBroom/kmcbroom*wdbj7.com]


Election day is here, but the campaigning isn't quite over yet.
Each candidate plans one more stop before watching the race results unfold.
The latest CBS News poll shows President Bush holding just a one- point lead over Senator John Kerry among likely voters nationwide.
It's a virtual tie, and the makings of what could be another dramatic election night.
And even before the polls open today, millions of Americans have cast ballots in 32 states with early voting programs.
Susan Roberts is in Washington this morning and joins us now with an update.
[LIVE=Susan Roberts /FULL]
[SUPER=220-Susan Roberts/Reporting]
[SUPER=205-Washington, DC]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=201-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=203-Cleveland, OH;]
[SUPER=203-Dallas, TX;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]

((
AFTER MONTHS OF HEAD-TO-HEAD CAMPAIGNING THE DEADLOCKED RACE BETWEEN SENATOR JOHN KERRY AND PRESIDENT BUSH COMES DOWN TO WHO SHOWS UP TO VOTE TODAY.

BUSH SOT: I'm asking you to get your friends and neighbors to go to the

polls (NM) KERRY 22:19:08 get people to those polls and help us change the direction of this country
TWO TINY TOWNS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE CAST THE FIRST ELECTION DAY BALLOTS AT MIDNIGHT. OFFERING 35 BATTLEGROUND STATE VOTES FOR PRESIDENT BUSH- 21 FOR JOHN KERRY AND ONE FOR RALPH NADER.
THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR WORKED INTO THE WEE HOURS TO GET OUT THE VOTE... ENDING A FOUR STATE CAMPAIGN SWING IN LACROSSE, WISCONSIN

(NAT-BRUCE)

SINGER BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN JOINED THE LAST HUGE KERRY RALLY IN CLEVELAND, OHIO.

KERRY SOT: 22:18:06 I pledge to you that if you trust me with the

presidency I will go to work for you- the middle class.

(NAT- BUSH RALLY)

PRESIDENT BUSH WRAPPED UP A 19-HOUR CAMPAIGN SPRINT IN THE CITY WHERE HIS POLITICAL CAREER TOOK OFF.

BUSH SOT: 00:08:43 no better place to end it than right here in the big

d dallas, texas
THE PRESIDENT TOLD THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS THE SAFETY AND PROSPERITY OF THE COUNTRY ARE ON THE BALLOT.

BUSH SOT 00:22:19 the American people have a chance to bring a better

day for all of us- by voting for strong confident leadership- by sending me and dick cheney back to dc
PRESIDENT BUSH WILL CAST HIS BALLOT IN CRAWFORD TEXAS THIS MORNING . BEFORE MAKING A FINAL STOP IN OHIO THEN HEADING BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE. SENATOR KERRY PLANS AN EVENT IN WISCONSIN- THEN TAKES OFF FOR BOSTON.. TO VOTE AND WATCH ELECTION RETURNS. ))

[LIVE=Susan Roberts/FULL]
[SUPER=205-Washington, DC]




[Roanoke-Voting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=net]
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Voters in Roanoke are using the city's new electronic voting machines for the first time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]

Voters in Roanoke are using the city's new electronic voting machines for the first time. So far today, no problems have been reported. At the precinct located at Patrick Henry High School, the process is said to be moving swiftly and smoothly. Officials say most importantly, bring identification to the polls. Voters should also allow some extra time to cast their ballots since high voter turnout is expected.


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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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News 7 will bring you live election day coverage on all our newscasts today. C-B-S coverage begins at 6:30 tonight. Once the polls close in Virginia at 7:00, we'll have live local updates every 30 minutes.
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[Take WDBJ Web FS #E22]

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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[11M'Ville-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC1:37:19]
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In other news, dozens of people now face state or federal drug charges, thanks to a more than year-long investigation in Martinsville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Last night, police announced the indictment of 59 suspects on state charges. Another 15 suspects were referred to federal authorities.
Chief Mike Rogers credits the support and cooperation of residents.
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[SOT 16:56:59]
[IN Q=What we've]

((MIKE ROGERS/MARTINSVILLE POLICE CHIEF; WHAT WE'VE DONE TODAY SHOULD LET THEM KNOW THAT ALL THE TIPS THEY'VE BEEN GIVING US HAVEN'T FALLEN ON DEAF EARS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Rogers/Martinsville Police Chief]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=on deaf ears.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Most of the charges deal with possession or distribution of cocaine, heroin and marijuana.
Rogers says some of the suspects have already been taken into custody.

[11Missing-Hiker]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=bda]
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A hiker who went missing near MacAfee's Knob in Roanoke County has been found. A search team was sent out around 8 o'clock last night and found the man around 10-thirty.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL] Rescuers on all-terrain vehicles drove along the fire trail and would stop every so often and call for the man. Eventually- he answered. The man in his early twenties was hiking with a friend around one o'clock yesterday. He was apparently having difficulty making the hike with his overweight dog when he told his friend to go on without him.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=chr]
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In business news, trading is expected to take a back seat today.
Jean Lee has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jean Lee/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=in New York,I'm JL.]

((The markets are expected to see quiet activity once again when trading begins, as Wall Street and Main Street, all focus on the Presidential elections.
Stocks enjoyed modest gains on Monday, on news of the lowest oil prices in a month. The Dow climbed nearly 27 points. While the Nasdaq gained a modest 4.
Despite oil making headlines, many traders stayed on the sidelines. Analysts say Wall Street prefers clarity, and likes certainty. Tuesday's tight and un-predictable Presidential contest was the biggest reason the markets saw such a narrow trading range. If history is any guide, the markets should move higher once a winner is announced. Since 1950, the Dow Jones Industrials has collectively gained over 10,170 points between November and February.
And if you're thinking about becoming a satellite radio subscriber, do a little homework before signing up and committing to one company. PC World.com did some comparison shopping. It says XM Satellite Radio currently charges users a $10 monthly membership fee, while Sirius costs $13 a month. While X-M offers a greater number of music stations, Sirius features more stations dedicated to other kinds of programming, including National Public Radio. Sirius is broadcasting every game of the NFL this season, while XM will handle all major NASCAR racing events
Visit our website, cbs.mw.com, for the very latest on both the elections and the markets.
In NY, I'm JL.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

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[11Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=04-43 TC 13:50]
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[SUPER=219-Kimberly McBroom/kmcbroom*wdbj7.com]


State officials want all Virginians to feel safe when casting their votes today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond;]

That's why the Office of Commonwealth Preparedness has spent months working with local registrars on appropriate levels of security.
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[SOT 15:08:35]
[IN Q=We've not had an event]

((GEORGE FORESMAN/COMMONWEALTH PREPAREDNESS DIRECTOR: WE'VE NOT HAD AN EVENT SINCE THE SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH ATTACKS WHERE WE'RE EXERCISING THAT CORE VALUE OF THE DEMOCRACY. THERE'S NOTHING MORE DEMOCRATIC IN THIS NATION THAN THE ABILITY OF PEOPLE TO FREELY CAST THEIR BALLOTS ON ELECTION DAY.))
[SUPER=201-George Foresman/Commonwealth Preparedness Director;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=ballots on election day.]
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[VO-NAT]

Law enforcement in most localities will be on call and aware of polling locations, but for the most part it will be business as usual.
[SUPER=203-Chesterfield Co.;]

Chesterfield County has caught some heat for its decision to have uniformed officers manning its precincts. Registrar Lawrence Haake (Hay-key) says he feels extra security is necessary because of the expected high voter turn out.
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[PKGCollege-Vote]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=04-44 TC 22:29:11]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]
[ENG#=2]


You've heard of soccer moms and NASCAR dads, but this year, it's the young vote the candidates want.
The question is will this age group actually cast a ballot this election year?
Justin McLeod went to Virginia Tech to find out.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=201-Laura Seamon/Virginia Tech Freshman; :12 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=201-Jenny Crowell/Virginia Tech Freshman; :24 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=201-Zachary Bailey/Virginia Tech Sophomore; :32]
[SUPER=201-Eric Brown/Virginia Tech Sophomore; :45 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=201-Richard Alley/Virginia Tech Sophomore; :50]
[SUPER=201-Emily Kinsey/Virginia Tech Freshman; :56]
[SUPER=201-Mike Schmidt/Virginia Tech Junior; 1:19]
[SUPER=219-Justin McLeod/jmcleod*wdbj7.com; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF PLAYING VIDEO GAMES))
In between playing video games, touch football, and studying, many Virginia Tech students say they'll make time to vote.
[SOT 2:47:52]
[IN Q=I cannot imagine]

((LAURA SEAMON/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMEN: I CANNOT IMAGINE NOT VOTING AND NOT HAVING A SAY IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=POLITICAL PROCESS]


But that hasn't always been the case.
Only 36 percent of eligible voters 18 to 24 voted in the 2000 election.
[SOT 2:44:40]
[IN Q=I think a lot]

((JENNY CROWELL/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMEN: I THINK A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE ARE TOO UP IN THE AIR AND JUST DON'T CARE ENOUGH TO GET OUT A VOTE.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=GET OUT A VOTE]


But college students say this year it's different.
[SOT 2:42:36]
[IN Q=I think this]

((ZACHARY BAILEY/VIRGINIA TECH SOPHOMORE: I THINK THIS YEAR WITH THE MEDIA EMPHASIS ESPECIALLY ON MTV, GOING TO THE POLLS AND VOTING I THINK OUR AGE GROUP GOT THE MESSAGE TO GO OUT AND VOTE THIS YEAR.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=VOTE THIS YEAR]


The young vote also has a lot on its mind.
The main issues? Iraq and the economy.
[SOT 2:56:03; 2:38:51; 2:52:47]
[IN Q=The war is one]

((ERIC BROWN/VIRGINIA TECH JUNIOR: THE WAR IS ONE FOR ME AND KINDA THE ECONOMY BECAUSE IT IS NOT DOING SO HOT RIGHT NOW.)) ((RICHARD ALLEY/VIRGINIA TECH SOPHOMORE: BEING A YOUNG PERSON I AM ALWAYS TRYING TO FIND A JOB OR JOB SECURITY.)) ((EMILY KINSEY/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMEN: I ACTUALLY HAVE A FRIEND WHO JUST WENT INTO THE MARINES AND I'M WORRIED ABOUT HIM ENDING UP IN IRAQ.)) [Runs14]
[OUT Q=up in iraq]


They're obviously passionate about the issues but will they actually vote this election year?
[SOT 2:44:40]
[IN Q=A lot of people]

((JENNY CROWELL/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMEN: A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY THEY WILL BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU CAN'T ACTUALLY TELL WHETHER THEY'RE GOING TO.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=THEY'RE GOING TO]


We talked to several dozen Virginia Tech students.
Many told us they've already voted by absentee ballot and they're proud of it.
[SOT 2:40:51]
[IN Q=All of my close]

((MIKE SCHMIDT/VIRGINIA TECH JUNIOR: ALL OF MY CLOSE FRIENDS WENT OUT AND VOTED, ONLY A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE THAT I KNOW DIDN'T THIS YEAR.)) ((EMILY KINSEY/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMEN: I FELT LIKE IT WAS BIG DEAL TO VOTE FOR YOUR COUNTRY. IT MAKES A BIG IMPACT EVEN THOSE PEOPLE THINK THEY VOTE DOESN'T COUNT, I FEEL THEIR VOTE IS COUNTED.)) [Runs14]
[OUT Q=THEIR VOTE IS COUNTED]
[SOT ]
[IN Q= ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IT'S HARD TO TELL WHO THIS AGE GROUP WILL VOTE FOR. MANY OF THE POLLS THIS YEAR HAVE LEFT OUT THE VOTE BECAUSE MOST HAVE CELL PHONE WITH UNLISTED NUMBERS. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

[11City-Council]


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More controversy yesterday over a proposed methadone clinic, as members of Roanoke City Council expressed their concerns with the project, and their inability to do anything about it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We don't to disown the methadone clinic]

((MARY PAXTON/GARDEN OF PRAYER NO. 7: WE DON'T WANT TO DISOWN THE METHADONE CLINIC, AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT THEY NEED HELP, BUT THE HELP SHOULDN'T COME BY HURTING SOMEBODY ELSE.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Paxton/Garden of Prayer No. 7; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=by hurting somebody else.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday's council meeting brought more criticism from neighbors, who want city council to stop the clinic from locating on Hershberger Road.
But the meeting also included one speaker who supports the drug treatment facility.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We've got to have]

((BRIAN KINGREA/ROANOKE VALLEY DREAM CENTER: WE'VE GOT TO HAVE A VIABLE ANSWER, BECAUSE DRUGS AND ADDICTION TO DRUGS IS A PROBLEM IN OUR CITY. AND IT'S TIME FOR US TO STOP IGNORING. IT'S TIME FOR US TO STOP BEING AFRAID.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Kingrea/Roanoke Valley Dream Center;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=stop being afraid.]
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[VO-NAT]


City officials say they continue to search for an alternative site, and hope that CRC Health Corporation will reconsider. But they also stressed that their options are limited.
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[11Pellet-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC15:02]
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[ENG#=4]


Roanoke police say vandals got tired of egging cars- and instead used B-B guns to shoot at not just windows, but students waiting for the school bus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Ten students in all were hit by b-b's or pellets yesterday morning- two neeeded medical attention including Ricky Eades.
The 14 year old was hit in the arm and leg, and one shot barely missed his eye.
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[SOT 17:56:30]
[IN Q=]

((RICKY EADES/PATRICK HENRY FRESHMAN: WELL WE WERE STANDING AT THE BUS STOP AND A RED MINI VAN PULLED UP AND HE STARTED FIRING ROUNDS AT US.)) [butt to 17:57:36] ((YEA THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED TO ME. HOPEFULLY THE LAST.))
[SUPER=01-Ricky Eades/Patrick Henry H. S. Freshman; :00 ]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=HOPEFULLY THE LAST.]
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[VO-NAT]


Eades was at the bus stop at sixth street southwest and Elm Avenue, but suspects also fired shots at three other stops: at 24th and Melrose, 19th and Melrose and Norris Drive and Andrews Road.
Ricky Eades' mother says she'll drive her child to school from now on, but she says she doesn't blame the school for the violence.
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[SOT 17:59:39]
[IN Q=THEY CAN'T ]

((PAM EADES/RICKY EADES' MOTHER: THEY CAN'T BE AT EVERY BUS STOP IT'S NOT THE POLICE FAULT EITHER. THEY DON'T KNOW SOME CRAZY KIDS GONNA BE RIDING AROUND SHOOTING PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Pam Eades/Ricky Eades' Mother;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=shooting people.]
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[vo-nat]
The vandals also struck 59 cars in Roanoke overnight-
Police have arrested five people. Four of them are underage-
The fifth is 18 year old Wilbert Hardy of Roanoke.
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(Kim tosses to bump) [BUMP] [COMM]

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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A car bomb has exploded in a busy commercial area in northern Baghdad, and an Iraqi official says there are casualties.
He says the blast destroyed five vehicles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


Iraqi police say an American was among those kidnapped yesterday during a raid at an office in western Baghdad.
Authorities say gunmen stormed the compound of a Saudi construction company, and captured an American, a Nepalese and four Iraqi guards.
Earlier, they'd said that the victims were ALL foreigners.
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[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=3]


Israeli forces have killed three Palestinians who admit they were responsible for yesterday's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.
They also blew up the house of the 16- year- old suicide bomber.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nablus, West Bank;]


Three Israelis were killed in yesterday's suicide attack in an open market.
More than 30 were wounded.
Hours after a Palestinian group claimed responsibility for the bombing, Israeli troops raided Nablus, killing three members of the group.
Witnesses said the men were shot in their car.
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[11Franklin-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']

Welcome back to News 7 Mornin', I'm Kimberly McBroom.
[SS=Business News]


In business news, 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.

[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
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In other business news, stocks closed higher yesterday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((STOCKS CLOSED WITH MODEST GAINS MONDAY.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS ADDED 26-POINTS.... THEIR FIFTH STRAIGHT GAIN.
THE NASDAQ GAINED FOUR.


U-S LIGHT CRUDE OIL FELL NEARLY TWO DOLLARS A BARREL.
THAT'S AS CONCERN ABOUT A HEATING FUEL CRUNCH EASED OVER THE WEEKEND... AND SOME TRADERS TELL US OIL PRODUCTION IN IRAQ IS AT ITS HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE THE END OF THE WAR.
THE DROP CAME DESPITE THE LOOMING THREAT OF A GENERAL STRIKE IN NIGERIA, AFRICA'S BIGGEST OIL EXPORTER.
LIGHT CRUDE SETTLED DOWN A DOLLAR-63, AT 50-DOLLARS, 13-CENTS A BARREL.


SHARES OF MERCK FELL NEARLY 10-PERCENT...
THAT CAME ON WORD THAT INTERNAL MERCK E-MAILS AND MARKETING MATERIALS SHOW THE COMPANY FOUGHT HARD FOR YEARS TO KEEP SAFETY CONCERNS FROM DESTROYING SALES OF ITS BIG-SELLING PAINKILLER, VIOXX.
THE COMPANY PULLED VIOXX OFF THE MARKET IN SEPTEMBER, CITING INCREASED CARDIAC RISK.
A MERCK LAWYER TOLD THE WALL STREET JOURNAL THAT THE E-MAILS AND MATERIALS WERE "TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT."


THE NATION'S MANUFACTURING SECTOR GREW AT A SLOWER PACE IN OCTOBER.
THE INSTITUTE OF SUPPLY MANAGEMENT SAID ITS MANUFACTURING INDEX CAME IN AT 56-POINT-EIGHT FOR THE MONTH.
THAT'S DOWN FROM SEPTEMBER'S READING OF 58-POINT-FIVE AND WEAKER THAN WALL STREET EXPECTED.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))



[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[11Voting-Preps]


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[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC58:17]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]
[ENG#=1]
[SUPER=219-Kimberly McBroom/kmcbroom*wdbj7.com]

Roanoke voting officials say they're prepared...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]

Today will be the first time voters will use the city's new electronic voting machines. Yesterday, officials delivered the machines to all of its precincts, with some help from representatives of the company that developed them.
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[SOT 2130]
[IN Q=it is fortunate]

((BERYL BROOKS/ROANOKE CITY REGISTRAR: IT IS FORTUNATE THAT WE DO HAVE THE COMPANY WITH US, WHO WILL BE ROAMING CONSISTENTLY THROUGH THE DAY, FOR ANY PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=201-Beryl Brooks/Roanoke City Registrar; ]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=ANY PROBLEMS]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials also handed out voting supply kits to all of its chief poll workers, including what's known as a communication pack.
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[SOT 5714]
[IN Q=this communication]

((LAVERN GRISBY/ROANOKE CITY DEPUTY REGISTRAR: THIS COMMUNICATION PACK COMMUNICATES WITH THE TERMINALS AT THE POLLING PLACES. IT OPENS EACH TERMINAL AND CLOSES EACH TERMINAL. ))
[SUPER=201-Lavern Grisby/Roanoke City Deputy Registrar;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=each terminal. DOUBLE OUT!]
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[VO-NAT]

Bedford County and the city of Radford are the only other communities in our area that will use touch-screen voting for the FIRST time today.
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[11Falwell-Election]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC34:23]
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[ENG#=3]


The Reverend Jerry Falwell says America deserves to have John Kerry elected as its next president.
But he's urging Christians to pray for mercy and a George Bush victory.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Lynchburg]


More than a hundred people turned out last night in Lynchburg for a prayer service with politics as a backdrop.
Falwell says he's been urging evangelical Christians to vote their faith today and help re-elect President Bush.
He expects the religious right to hit the polls harder than they did in 2000.
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[SOT 11:30:30]
[IN Q=This time Christians]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/THOMAS RD. BAPTIST CHURCH: THIS TIME CHRISTIANS KNOW GEORGE BUSH AND THEY LIKE HIM. BUT I CAN TELL YOU, I DON'T KNOW HOW IT WILL COME OUT TOMORROW NIGHT, BUT IF MR. BUSH WINS, IT WILL BE THE CHRISTIAN VOTE THAT OVERWHELMINGLY MADE THAT CHOICE.))
[SUPER=201-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Thomas Rd. Baptist Church]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=made that choice.]
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[VO-NAT]


Falwell was in Pennsylvania over the weekend, campaigning with Georgia Senator Zell Miller and talk radio host Sean Hannity.
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[6-Mock-Elections]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC2:19:25]
[Graphic=none]
[ENG#=4]


Some future voters had a chance to cast ballots for president this year.
At Lee Waid Elementary School in Franklin County yesterday, George Bush won in a landslide over John Kerry, 214 to 174.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The results were a lot closer at Fallon Park Elementary in Roanoke.
Kids from kindergarten to grade five went to the polls yesterday morning.
This time, Kerry came out ahead of Bush, by just TWO votes.
But there are NO plans for a recount.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[TRIGGER][11Farenheit-911]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-38 TC 1:16:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

It ignited a firestorm of controversy between Democrats and Republicans and now its done the same at a Roanoke City High School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Last week there were complaints after a teacher showed scenes from the movie, "Fahrenheit 9-11." The teacher- who is new - showed a clip which featured the last Presidential election. Even though it tied into the curriculum- it wasn't approved by the administration.
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[SOT@21:22:27.24]
[IN Q=It wouldn't have been approved...]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Lissy Merenda/Roanoke City Schools]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=... the norm in schools.]
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Merenda says she can't discuss- what if any disciplinary actions would be taken against the teacher.
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