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Coming up on News seven at six,
A bookkeeper for a Roanoke County rescue squad is charged with embezzlement.
A tour bus carrying Virginians collides with a truck in Scotland.
And pet owners storm animal clinics for booster shots.

Sports-Head


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In sports, Virginia tech wins on the road at Navy North Carolina upsets Virginia and Washington and Lee picks up a win at home.
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WX-Head
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Now that Hurricane Opal's out of our hair-- we're settling into a week of sunshine and warm temperatures.
A forecast we think you're going to like.

Fort-Lewis


ANCHOR=Ron
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Another volunteer rescue squad member is facing charges of embezzlement.
A Roanoke County Circuit Court grand jury is charging 39-year-old Anita Hansen with embezzling and obtaining money under false pretenses.
Hansen allegedly embezzled about 45-hundred dollars from the Fort Lewis rescue squad.
A member of the Commonwealth's Attorneys office says these charges include the improper use of the squad's credit cards.
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VO-NAT
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A Salem squad has had similar problems.
Earlier this year, former Chief Ray Houff Junior was convicted of embezzling funds from the Salem Rescue Squad.
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And Salem Councilman Garry Lautenschlager admitted in July to taking more than 15- thousand dollars of public funds from the same squad.

Halifax-Fatal


ANCHOR=Ron
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A South Boston man died in an accident in Halifax County last night.
57-year-old Robert Lyndsay Harris was traveling west on route 7-16.
Police say Harris lost control of his Ford Pick-up and swerved off the right side of the road.
The truck then rolled and Harris was thrown from the vehicle.
The accident happened just before midnight.
Harris died at the scene.

Bus-Crash


ANCHOR=Ron
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A tour bus carrying Virginia tourists collided with a truck earlier today near the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.
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The British news agency "Press Association" says more than 40 members of a Virginia group suffered minor injuries.
All but nine of the 44 Americans were released after first-aid treatment.
The rest are still at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, being held overnight for observation.
The group was travelling from Glasgow to St Andrew when it collided with the oncoming truck.
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Rabies-Clinic


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-70
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Veterinary offices throughout the state were packed today.
And those in the Roanoke area were no different.
Owners of pets in need of rabies vaccinations stormed animal clinics for a booster shot at a reduced rate.
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The line ran out the door and around the building of Roanoke Animal Hospital.
The cases of rabies have spread into a record number of Virginia counties.
That prompted veterinarians and public health officials to sponsor the clinics.
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((BRIDGET QUATMANN/ROANOKE ANIMAL HOSPITAL: WITH THE PEOPLE I SEE ON A DAY TO DAY LEVEL IT REALLY SURPRISES ME HOW LITTLE THEY KNOW IN GENERAL ABOUT THEIR ANIMALS. SO MAYBE IT'S SOMETHING WE NEED TO GET OUT THERE AND TALK ABOUT MORE.))
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Vaccinations are important because people can catch the virus from animals.
Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't take a bite to catch the virus from an infected animal.
Rabies is also spread through saliva.
Officials suggests staying away from strays and wild animals just to be safe.
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Railway-Festival


ANCHOR=Ron
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The 6-11 steam engine is still pulling in visitors from all over Virginia.
But will the engine remain a big draw now that it no longer carries tourists on steam excursions through the mountains of Southwest Virginia?
The Virginia Museum of Transportation is banking on the 6-11's sentimental appeal.
But some say the absence of the steam excursions is already hurting the 8th Annual Railway Festival.
Denise Allen reports.
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Organizers of the Railway Festival brought out all the bells and whistles to attract visitors.
Steam excursions were the big draw in previous years.
But the 6-11 carried its last passenger last fall.
For this festival the national landmark is resting in its new home behind the Museum of Transportation.
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((DAVID HELMER/ROANOKE CHAPTER OF THE RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: THEY'RE IN A STATIC DISPLAY MODE. THAT IS NOT THE SAME AS THE ROMANCE AND THE ABILITY OF THE ENGINES HAVING THE TRAIN AND THE EXCITEMENT OF SEEING THE KIDS ALONG THE SIDE OF THE RAILROAD.))
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Some feel the number of visitors to the festival is down.
Organizers say not having the excursions will have an impact on the festival, but they plan to make the event more exciting each year.
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((MATT KENNELL/DOWNTOWN ROANOKE INCORPORATED: A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE HERE THIS YEAR TO SEE THE 611. WE HOPE THEY'LL KEEP COMING TO SEE WHAT THE MUSEUM HAS TO OFFER, BUT CERTAINLY THE EXCURSIONS ARE MISSED. IT JUST MAKES OUR JOB A LITTLE HARDER TO DO A BETTER FESTIVAL EACH YEAR.))
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((PHILLIP WRIGHT: IT'S A PIECE OF HISTORY AND TRUE RAILROAD FANS WILL MAKE THE PILGRIMAGE JUST TO SEE A PIECE OF AMERICAN HISTORY.))
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((JUNE PERKINS: I'VE JUST ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN COMING TO THE TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM. AND THEN THE TRAIN WAS AN EXTRA ATTRACTION.))
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Museum officials say that's the idea.
They're hoping the 611 pulls in the tourists and the bucks.
And helps them start "Making Tracks" towards their goal of raising one million dollars to improve the museum.
Denise Allen News 7. ))

Tease#1
ANCHOR=Ron
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on NEWS 7,
Unemployment rates remain at low levels throughout the state,
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VO-NAT


And a cure for breast cancer has a local business on the cutting edge.
We'll tell you about it.
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It wasn't your imagination-- it was a very warm day around here.
High temperatures were near 80- degrees.
More pleasant temperatures and sunny skies ahead for the rest of the weekend.
The upcoming week looks pretty good, too.
Now that we've gotten some rain, high pressure's going to keep us dry.
We'll have more details for you in the forecast-- please stay with us. MUSIC UP FULL
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FEI


ANCHOR=Ron
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New jobs will be coming to Rockbridge County.
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The F-E-I Corporation recently broke ground on this site in the Rockbridge Industrial Park.
The company is one of the first industrial prospects the region has landed in a long time.
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((DON AUSTIN/ROCKBRIDGE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE WERE ABLE TO OFFER THEM THE LAND AT NO COST AND THERE WERE SOME INCENTIVES THAT WERE PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE TO THE COMPANY THROUGH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS REGARDS TRAINING OF EMPLOYEES.))
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F-E-I says it wants to open for business as soon as possible.
It will initially employ 20 to 40 people, but that number could eventually go as high as 100 if demand for its products continues to rise.
F-E-I is owned by Berlin Steel of Connecticut.
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VA-Unemployment


ANCHOR=Ron
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The latest unemployment figures continue to reflect a strong economy in our area AND across the state.
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The Virginia Employment Commission says in August the jobless rate in Roanoke dropped to three-point-three-percent compared to the previous month.
Lynchburg's unemployment rate held steady at four-point-three-percent.
Statewide, the jobless rate in August was four-point-five-percent.
That's the lowest level in five years.
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The city of Fairfax had the state's lowest jobless rate, coming in at just over one-percent.
Wise County had the highest, at close to SEVENTEEN-percent.

Clip-For-Cure


ANCHOR=Ron
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Local hairstylists have joined an army of national cutters to find a cure for breast cancer.
Today, stylists across the country donated their time and talent for "Clip For The Cure."
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Hair-dressers at Regis Hairstyling in Tanglewood Mall moved their chairs out of the salon and into the mall.
Their passer-byes could stop for a trim, make a donation or just learn about breast cancer.
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((TONDREA SINK/REGIS HAIRSTYLING: WE DONATED OUR TIME TO PUT OUT AWARENESS TO EVERYBODY. THERE US A NEED FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. SO WE'VE ALL DONATED OUR TIME TO DO HAIRCUTS OUT IN THE MALL.))
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Local hospitals also helped out by staffing information booths.
This is the fifth year Regis salons have participated in "Clip For The Cure."
Nationally the salons have raised more than a million dollars for breast cancer research.
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Tease#2

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
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Just ahead,
Nicole Kidman stars in a movie about the life a T.V. weatherperson.
But she takes an unusual approach in acquiring the position.
We'll have a review of "To Die For"
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And what's the future for electric cars?
This new venture may give an additional charge to the economy.
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Electric-Cars


ANCHOR=Ron
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The movement toward vehicles powered by electricity has gone through its fits and starts.
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The technology has faced much criticism, because the batteries powering the vehicles only last about 50 miles before they need a recharge.
In addition, many of the vehicles cannot travel at a high rate of speed.
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But the cars on display at the Virginia Coal Council's annual meeting can travel up to 100 miles per hour, and pretty soon the batteries being used will have a range of two-to-three-HUNDRED miles.
This has people like Congressman Rick Boucher bullish on the prospects for this technology.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-ABINGDON: I THINK IN THE FUTURE WE WILL SEE ELECTRIC CARS, INTRODUCED ON A VERY LARGE SCALE IN THE UNITED STATES. THOSE CARS HAVE ZERO EMISSIONS FROM THE TAILPIPE, AND INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, THEY RUN ON COAL, BECAUSE 60 PERCENT OF THE ELECTRICITY GENERATED IN THE UNITED STATES COMES FROM THE COMBUSTION OF COAL.))
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Fully electric cars are praised for their environmental benefits, including a sharp reduction in noise and air pollution.
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The cars can benefit our area indirectly, because they would increase demand for electricity and coal, and coal production remains one of the largest industries in Virginia and West Virginia.
The vehicles on display were made by students at the Academy of Careers and Technology in Beckley, West Virginia.
The cars have won numerous awards for their design.
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To-Die-For


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In a new release, Nicole Kidman takes a different approach to landing her dream job in Television News.
Here's Sara Voorhees with a review.
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(( IN "TO DIE FOR" NICOLE KIDMAN IS AN AMERICAN NIGHTMARE.
SHE PLAYS A WOMAN WHOSE ONLY GOAL IN LIFE IS TO BECOME A TELEVISION PERSONALITY. SHE WANTS IT SO MUCH, IT'S SOMETHING SHE'S WILLING TO DIE FOR. IN TO DIE FOR NICOLE KIDMAN GIVES A BRILLIANTLY LAYERED PERFORMANCE OF A PATHOLOGICALLY SHALLOW CHARACTER. OUTSIDE SHE'S AS PERFECT AND PERKY AND PASTEL AS AN ENTERTAINMENT SHOW HOST. INSIDE SHE'S A RUTHLESS STEAMROLLER READY TO FLATTEN ANYTHING THAT GETS IN HER WAY OF BECOMING FAMOUS. SHE MARRIES A SWEET LUGHEAD, PLAYED BY MATT DILLON, WHO SOON LOSES HIS ENTHUSIASM FOR HER SUCCESS. SO SHE SEDUCES A HIGH SCHOOL KID, PLAYED BY JOAQUIN PHOENIX, RIVER'S LITTLE BROTHER, AND IN A TWIST ON THE REAL LIFE PAMELA STEWART CASE, MANIPULATES HIM AND HIS FRIENDS INTO KILLING HER HUSBAND. BUCK HENRY HAS A SMALL PART AS A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER, AND IT'S HIS SCRIPT GUS VAN SANDT IS WORKING WITH. VAN SANDT BLENDS HIS OWN OFFBEAT STYLE WITH THE SEMI-DOCUMENTARY STYLE OF OLIVER STONE'S NATURAL BORN KILLERS. AND IT'S A DARK, SATIRICAL JAB AT THE MEDIA AND THE MESSAGE. THERE ARE A FEW PROBLEMS WITH THE SCRIPT. SUCH AS WHY DOES SHE WANT TO HAVE DILLON KILLED IN FIRST PLACE, AND WHY DID SHE MARRY HIM? BUT THE CAST WILL MAKE YOU FORGET ALL THAT. PHOENIX IS HEART-BREAKING. HE MAKES YOUR STEP OUT OF THE SATIRE, INTO YTHE REALITY OF PERSONAL PAIN AS MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT. AND KIDMAN'S ENERGETIC PERFORMANCE HAS "OSCAR NOMINATION" WRITTEN ALL OVER IT.))


Sports Tease


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And coming up, Mike Stevens playing polo on a horse we'll check that out Virginia Tech beats Navy.
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But the ninth ranked Cavaliers get upset this afternoon by the North Carolina Tar Heels.
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S-UVA


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The ninth ranked Virginia Cavaliers went on the road at Chapel Hill this afternoon and Carolina pulls off the upset with the 22 to 17 win.
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North Carolina's Leon Johnson ran one for a touchdown then later in the first quarter he takes the pitch on the half back pass and hits a wide open Marcus Wall in the end zone and Carolina led 13 to nothing in the second quarter.
But with five minutes left in the half Virginia's Mike Groh goes to the air and hits Jermaine Crowell on the 26 yard touchdown pass the Cavaliers trailed 13 to 7.
U-V-A trailed 16 to 7 when Tikki barber takes the hand off and scores from 5 yards out capping a 44 yard drive Virginia trailed 16 to 14 in the third quarter.
Then after a Paul London interception Rafael Garcia's 33 yard field goal gave Virginia its first lead 17 to 16 early in the fourth.
But with six minutes left in the SUPER=36-North
Carolina/=22/Virginia/=17;game Johnson takes the handoff and scores over the

right side and the Tar Heels hold on for the 22 to 17 upset victory.
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S-Tech


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Virginia Tech picked up a win on the road against Navy.
Jim Druckenmiller threw a 16 yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Holes in the second quarter and Dwayne Thomas scored on a 28 yard run with under 2-minutes left in the game as the Hokies beat the Midshipmen 14 to nothing.
Tech is now 3 and 2 on the season.
We'll have highlights tonight at 11.

S-Generals


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In Lexington, Washington and Lee pulled out a 19 to 13 win over Davidson this afternoon.
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It was homecoming at W & L this weekend.
In the first quarter, Brooks Fischer hooks up with Chas Chastain on an 18 yard scoring pass across the middle and the Generals led the Wildcats 7 to nothing.
Drew Thomas then came in a booted this 18 yard field goal later in the quarter and the Generals took the 10 to nothing lead.
Davidson made a come back in the second quarter Tommy Dugan scores from four yards out on the quarterback keeper but the Wildcats trailed 10 to 6.
The defense kept the Generals in SUPER=36-Washington &
Lee/=19/Davidson/=13;the game the rest of the way as Washington and Lee pulls

out the 19 to 13 win over Davidson.
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S-College


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VO-NAT ENG#
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Joe Paterno working the sidelines as his Nittany Lions host the Buckeyes.
Ohio State's Bobby Hoving threw for two touchdowns as the Buckeyes beat Penn State this afternoon.
For that and all of the college scores lets go to the boards.
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S-Polo


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Your Hometown station's 40th anniversary celebration continued today out at Green Hill Park at the eighth annual Symphony Polo Cup.
And MIke Stevens says more than the participants were horsing around today!
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NAT SOUND OF BAGPIPES ((The Hills of Western Roanoke County were alive with the Sound of music this afternoon. But you need more than a few bagpipes and eight polo ponies to make an event like this cook! NAT SOUND OF CHICKEN
A potpourri of palatable portions greeted polo patrons at every turn. ((BRUCE COFFEY/LONE WOLF CATERING:))
Most cups and glasses runneth over at today's match. But you not only have eat and drink well, you have to look good! And pastels were not only accepted but recommended. ((GRANT PLASKON/MEMBER OF THE FASHION POLICE:))
Of course ones wardrobe is insignificant, when you're perusing the ponies with this kind of horsepower. ((JOHNNY MCLEAN/PRESIDENT - VA. RUGBY UNION:))
Cool was commonplace today, and while some members of the crowd did actually watch the match, most came to mix and mingle. ((ROGER RINEHART/POLO PLAYER FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE:)) nat sound of speaker
Whatever the reason for coming - organizers were ecstatic with the crowd and the conditions that were actually enhanced by Opal's visit earlier in the week.)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((JAN WILKINS/POLO CUP PUBLICIST:))