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7Abduction

ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=dal
TAPE# none
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The Police search continues for the man whowho abducted an 86- year- old woman this weekend in Roanoke.
The woman was taken from the lower level parking lot at Towers Mall.
Police say she was walking to her car at about 1-30 Saturday afternoon when a man with a small caliber gun forced her onto the floor of her car then drove away.
Police say the man stopped on Gults Mill Road in Amherst County, tied the woman up and left her in the woods.
The woman freed herself and walked to safety.
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Police are still looking for her car.
It's a '92 Oldsmobile, four door, Delta 88--
Dark red with red interior.
The license plate reads F-K-F 1-4-6.
Police say the driver is a black man age 35 to 40.
He has short black hair and a mustache and as mentioned, is armed.

7Car-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 95-83
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Park Rangers are investigating a firey car crash yesterday on the
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Blue Ridge Parkway.
It happend early in the morning at mile marker 1-19 in Roanoke County.
Authorities say the driver is lucky to be alive.
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((EDWARD CLARK/PARK RANGER: IT APPEARS THAT HE FELL ASLEEP AND RAN OFF THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, WENT INTO THE WOODS AND HIT A TREE, THE VEHICLE CAUGHT FIRE, CAUGHT THE SURROUNDING WOODS ON FIRE. AND LUCKILY BECAUSE OF ALL THE MOISTURE WE'VE HAD AND ALL THE RAIN RECENTLY THE WOODS DIDN'T BURN TOO MUCH AND THE CLEARBROOK FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS ABLE TO GET IT OUT.))
SUPER=01-Edward Clark/Park Ranger;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=get it out.
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Park Rangers say charges are pending.
The man's name has not been released.
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7Debate


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=dal
TAPE# 95-88
GRAPHIC=Campaign 95


The November elections are just weeks away, so Candidates are busy debating the issues.
Candidates for four state offices squared off in debates this weekend.
Republican challenger Trixie Averill(AV-ver-ill) met democratic incumbent Dick Cranwell at the podium.
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Averill defended Governor Allen's funding practices for higher education.
While Cranwell says he's for putting more money back into higher education.
When asked whether business owners would see a tax increase, both candidates said no.
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IN Q=when you look

(( DICK CRANWELL/HOUSE OF DELEGATES: WHEN YOU LOOK AT VIRGINIA AS A WHOLE WE ARE A LOW TAX STATE, INSURANCE FOR BUSINESS IS LOW AND WE ARE A GOOD STATE TO DO BUSINESS IN AS FAR AS THE CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
TRIXIE AVERILL/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATE CANDIDATE: I WOULD NOT GO FOR ANY NEW TAXES OR ANY TAX INCREASES AND I WAS VERY PROUD TO SIGN THE TAX PAYER PROTECTION PLEDGE AND THAT WILL ABSOLUTELY BE MY PLEDGE.))
SUPER=@Cranwell; :00
SUPER=01-Trixie Averill/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :15
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=be my pledge
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7Hunt-Club


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-82
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Hunters and equestrians were in Bedford County yesterday to compete in the "The Old Fashion Point-To-Point."
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The day started with the Hunter Pace.
Riders in teams of two tried to match the ideal time set by the master huntsman.
The course is five miles long and is set up to resemble a hunt-run.
The team finishing closest to the ideal time wins.
But organizers say the crowd comes to see the master huntsman bring out the hounds.
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((PATRICIA HELD/BEDFORD COUNTY HUNT: HE WORKS WITH THE HOUNDS. HE HUNTS THE HOUNDS. HE WILL HAVE OUR HOUNDS OUT. HE'LL DO A DEMONSTRATION, HOW THEY WORK IN A PACK. WE WON'T ACTUALLY BE HUNTING. WE'RE JUST DOING A DEMONSTRATION FOR THE CROWDS.))
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The tailgate competition was a part of the pageantry also.
Various organizations tried to out do each other by putting on the best spreads.
The dining even included treats for the horses and hounds.
Proceeds from the event help feed the Bedford County Hunt hounds.
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7Weather


ANCHOR=mel
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Turning now to the weather.
It's going to be a mostly sunny day, with temperatures in the mid 70s.
A high pressure system will keep skies clear.
Expect temperatures in the low 40s tonight.
Tomorrow will be another sunny day, with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. ((Closed captioning is brought to you by WDBJ-7 and Carilion Health System.))
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55L'burg-Firefighters


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 95-90
GRAPHIC=None


Some 43-hundred lives were lost last year in nearly two million fires.
And those fires claimed the lives One- hundred firefighters, a thirty percent increase over 19-93.
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This week is National Fire Prevention Week.
Firefighters gathered in Lynchburg yesterday to remember some of their own colleagues who were killed in the line of duty.
They included Carter Martin, a Lynchburg firefighter who was a volunteer with the Brookville- Timberlake fire company.
Martin was killed June 22nd when the Timber Lake Dam collapsed under heavy rains.
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IN Q=Carter DeWitt

((GERALD MAYS/BROOKVILLE- TIMBERLAKE VFD: WHILE UNSELFISHLY SERVING THE COMMUNITY HE SO DEARLY LOVED. HE WILL BE SO MISSED BY SO MANY AS A FATHER, AS A HUSBAND, AS A SON, AS A BROTHER, A AS A BROTHER IN THE FIRE SERVICE, AS A FRIEND, AS A TEACHER AND A COACH.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Mays/Brookville-Timberlake V.F.D.; :00
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OUT Q=and a coach.
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Martin and Kenith Patterson, a rescue squad worker who died in 19-36, were honored with a plaque unveiled during yesterday's ceremonies.
Officials also dedicated new lighting for the fireman's fountain in Miller Park.
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55Gingrich


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=gingrich


House Speaker Newt Gingrich will speak tonight to an audience of ten-thousand people at Liberty University.
Gingrich will address ``Super Conference '95,''a conference hosted by the Reverend Jerry Falwell, Liberty University and Thomas Road Baptist Church.
The four-day conference is for pastors and church workers, but tonight's session is open to the public.

55Payne-Powell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 95-77
GRAPHIC=Payne, L.F.


Meanwhile, Democratic Congressman L.F. Payne says he would consider endorsing
SS=Powell, Colin

Colin Powell if the retired general ran for president.
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Payne says he intends to remain part of the Democratic party -- but thinks Powell could help find middle ground between the two major parties.
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He describes Powell as someone who's "pragmatic and wants to get things done."
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IN Q=I think Colin

((REP. L.F. PAYNE/D-NELSON CO.: I THINK COLIN POWELL IS ADDRESSING MANY ISSUES IN A WAY THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL THE SAME WAY. HE IS LOOKING AT MATTERS AND TAKING SOME OF THE BETTER IDEAS THAT DEMOCRATS HAVE AND SOME OF THE BETTER IDEAS THAT REPUBLICANS HAVE.))
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TALENT=Melanie
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Payne says he's made NO commitment to support President Clinton's bid for re-election.

55Krisch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER= cro
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A founder of the Krisch hotel empire is dead.
71-year-old Joel Krisch died yesterday, after suffering from a neurologicial disease.
Krisch helped his family found American Motors Inns and eventually increased their holdings into the largest franchise of Holiday Inns in the nation.

55Floyd-Festival


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 95-84
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More than 6000 people attended this weekend's "Arts and Crafts Festival" in Floyd County.
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200 artists and craftsmen showed off their handiwork at Floyd County High School.
The displays included everything from word workings to jewelry, to dolls and quilts.
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55Weather


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Turning now to the weather.
It's a little foggy in some areas, but that fog will burn off this morning.
High pressure is in control of our weather and that will give us a beautiful Columbus Day.
This afternoon will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid 70s.
Tonight, skies will be clear. Overnight lows will be in the low 40s.. Tomorrow will be another sunny day, with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.
It looks like dry conditions will remain throughout the week. Sunny afternoons and cool nights will prevail. Highs will be in the 70s through Friday. Overnight lows will be in the 40s. ((Closed captioning is brought to you by WDBJ-7 and Carilion Health System.))
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8Abduction


ANCHOR=Melanieh
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=dal
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


Roanoke police continue their search for the man who abducted an 86- year- old woman this weekend in Roanoke.
The woman was taken from the lower level parking lot at Towers Mall.
Police say she was walking to her car at about 1-30 Saturday afternoon when a man with a small caliber gun forced her onto the floor of her car then drove away.
Police say the man stopped on Gults Mill Road in Amherst County, tied the woman up and left her in the woods.
The woman freed herself and walked to safety.
ESS=Full Screen


Police are still looking for her car.
It's a '92 Oldsmobile, four door, Delta 88--
Dark red with red interior.
The license plate reads F-K-F 1-4-6.
Police say the driver is an Arican American man age 35 to 40.
He has short black hair and a mustache and as mentioned, is armed.

8Bell-Edwards


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-87
GRAPHIC=Campaign 95


With the November Elections just around the coroner the candidates are squaring off on the issues. Senator Brandon Bell and Democratic hopeful John Edwards were among Candidates in four state races that debated over the weekend.
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Edwards argued that potential college students are LEAVING Virginia because of HIGH tuition rates.
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((JOHN EDWARDS/(D) STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: YOU CAN GO TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AS A VIRGINIA RESIDENT CHEAPER THAN YOU CAN GO TO VIRGINIA TECH OR THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. THAT'S AN IMPEDIMENT TO AMBITIONS. AND THE WAY TO GET THE TUITION RATES DOWN IS TO INCREASE THE COMMONWEALTHS'S INVESTMENT IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-John Edwards/(D) Senate Candidate;
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OUT Q=system of Virginia.
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Bell says higher education is a priority.
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((SEN. BRANDON BELL/R- ROANOKE CO.: WE'RE A VERY PROSPEROUS STATE WITH A GROWING ECONOMY AND WE'RE EXCEPTING AT LEAST 700 MILLION DOLLARS IF NOT MORE IN OUR NEXT GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION. SO I THINK HIGHER EDUCATION WILL BE A FOCUS THAT WE'LL HAVE AVAILABLE TO CHANNEL IN THAT AREA. I THINK THAT WE'LL EASE THE BURDEN AS FAR AS OUR TUITION TAX.))
SUPER=@Bell;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=our tuition tax.
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8Woodrum


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 95-86
GRAPHIC=HOLD


The candidates also discussed corporate income taxes.
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The studio audience also wanted more information about judicial reform -- what these candidates would do to end frivolous lawsuits.
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IN Q=The winning party

((WOODRUM/HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THE WINNING PARTY AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVES COURT FEES AND COSTS, WOULD SEEM TO DENY THE KEY TO THE COURTHOUSE TO MOST OF THE AVERAGE PEOPLE IN VIRGINIA. I WOULD OPPOSE THAT. FALKINBURG/REPUBLICAN HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS IN ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES. I THINK SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE. I THINK THE NOTION OF HAVING THE LOSER PAY THE COURT COSTS IS A PERFECTLY REASONABLE ONE. ))
SUPER=@Woodrum; :00
SUPER=01-Newell Falkinburg/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :13
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OUT Q=reasonable one.
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Falkinburg urges Virginia voters to choose a new representative to bring about reform.
Woodrum highlighted what he calls Virginia's good points and says the state is not in bad shape.
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8Thomas-Artis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-85
GRAPHIC=HOLD/Campaign 95


Candidates in the race for the House of Delegates, incumbent Vic Thomas and Republican Jeff Artis,
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stressed empowerment and education during their debate.
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IN Q=But the most important

((VIC THOMAS/D- HOUSE OF DELEGATES: BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING GOING IN TO THE 21ST CENTURY IS THE EDUCATION. K THROUGH 12, HIGHER EDUCATION. WE WENT INTO A DOWNTURN IN THE EARLY 90'S. WE'VE GOT TO TURN THAT AROUND AND I THINK WE'VE ALREADY STARTED WITH IT.
JEFF ARTIS/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: IT'S ABOUT POWER, IT'S ABOUT ECONOMIC POWER, IT'S ABOUT JOB POWER, IT'S ABOUT POWER GAINED THROUGH BECOMING ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS AND BECOMING SELF SUFFICIENT. IT'S ABOUT THE POWER TO HAVE OUTSTANDING SCHOOLS. MR. THOMAS WANTS TO TALK ABOUT SCHOOLS. LET'S HAVE A DEBATE, MR. THOMAS, ON SCHOOLS.))
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SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :19
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OUT Q=debate, Mr. Thomas, on schools.
ANCHOR=Melanie
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Also at the poduim to debate higher education, Republican challenger Trixie Averill (AV-ver-ill) and democratic incumbent Dick Cranwell.

8Weather


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Taking a look at the weather -
It will be a mostly sunny day, with temperatures in the mid 70s.
A high pressure system will keep skies clear.
Expect temperatures to be in the low 40s tonight.
Tomorrow will be another sunny day, with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. ((Closed captioning is brought to you by WDBJ-7 and Carilion Health System.)) SUPER=#D-57