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It's one of the closest races in the region. We'll take a closer look at two candidates for the House of Delegates.
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And the convenience store clerk abducted from his job Tuesday night talks about his three hours with Brad McCombie.




Sports-Head


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Tonight in sports, Roy Stanley has a live pregame report from Scott Stadium, the site of tonight's Florida State-UVa showdown.
Plus the ODAC men's basketball preseason coaches poll is out.
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And the Salem Rotary Club, the organization that runs the ODAC tournament each year, gives an assist to area charities, passing 15- thousand dollars back into the valley.
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Henrico-Shooting


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TAPE# 95-100
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A kidnapping victim says it will take some time before his life returns to normal.
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Tuesday Night


Tuesday night Bret Dorsey was working at this convenience store in Lynchburg when he was held hostage by an armed suspect accused of a massive crime spree.
Police say earlier in the night, Brad McCombie (McCumby) robbed a different store and shot a Campbell County Sheriff's Deputy.
Dorsey says McCombie aimed a gun at him and then forced him to drive the pair to Henrico County.
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IN Q=He told me

((BRET DORSEY/KIDNAPPING VICTIM: HE TOLD ME-- HE SAID I JUST GOT INTO A SITUATION I CAN'T GET OUT OF AND I GOT TO GET OUT OF TOWN. HE SAID I'M SORRY I GOT TO USE YOU TO DO IT, AND GOT TO COME TAKE YOUR MONEY AND YOUR CAR, BUT I DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE. ))
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Dorsey says during the trip, McCombie bought and smoked crack cocaine.
Once they made it to Henrico County Dorsey was set free.
A few hours later McCombie was killed in a shootout with police.
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Officer Andrew Margiotta (MARGIE-otta) was wounded during the shootout, but doctors say he could be released as early as tomorrow.
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Kator


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TAPE# 95-92
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Virginia's Supreme Court said NO to the attorney for the federal retirees who sued the state and won.
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The Court ruled today that the state does NOT owe Michael (KAY-ter) Kator the eight million dollar fee he was requesting.
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The Department of Taxation says it will start sending out refund checks tomorrow to the retiree holdouts.
About 14- thousand retirees held out for a court ruling, rather than settle with the state for a lower refund.

Woodrum-Falkinburg


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TAPE# 95-84
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Republican House Candidate Newell Falkinburg and
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Democratic Delegate Chip Woodrum are locked in one of the most closely- contested races in the region.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell reports on an election that pits new blood against experienced leadership.
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((Newell Falkinburg has been searching high and low for votes. He figures he's knocked on seven thousand doors since the campaign started. NAT SOUND OF FALKINBURG AT DOOR
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IN Q=I'm running for the House

((I'M RUNNING FOR THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES AND WE'RE TRYING TO BAND ON EVERY VOTER'S DOOR IN THE DISTRICT.))
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OUT Q=voter's door in the district.


While Falkinburg may not be a household name, the Roanoke doctor is hopeful a well- organized, well- financed campaign will pay off November 7th.
Like the other republicans challenging democratic incumbents, Falkinburg says the voters are demanding a change of leadership.
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IN Q=We do have problmes

((NEWELL FALKINBURG/R- HOUSE OF DELGATES CANDIDATE: WE DO HAVE PROBLEMS AND I WOULD LIKE THEM TO CONSIDER ME FOR A TWO YEAR TRIAL OF EMPLOYMENT. IF I DON'T DO THEIR LIKING THEY CAN BOOT ME OUT AT THE END OF A COUPLE OF YEARS AND BRING BACK THE OLD INCUMBENT, BUT I THINK THEY'D LIKE WHAT I WOULD DO.))
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OUT Q=they'd like what I would do.
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IN Q=Cal Ripken

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: CAL RIPKEN HAS SERVED THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES FOR 14 YEARS AND NO ONE'S TOLD HIM TO SIT DOWN, BECAUSE THE QUALITY OF HIS EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN GOOD. I WOULD HOPE THAT THE QUALITY OF MY EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND THAT THEY WILL SEE FIT TO RE-ELECT ME ON ELECTION DAY.))
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OUT Q=re- elect me on election day.


On issues including education and economic development, Chip Woodrum believes he has built a record of accomplishment in the House.
And while Falkinburg may provide the strongest challenge of Woodrum's political career, the delegate says he's confident the voters will return him to Richmond. NAT SOUND OF WOODRUM AND VOTER
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IN Q=I'd appreciate your vote

((I'D APPRECIATE YOUR VOTE ON TUESDAY. YOU KNOW YOU HAVE IT.))
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Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Democrats


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Virginia Democrats have tried to frame the fall campaign as a fight over education funding.
And today Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer repeated that theme in Roanoke.
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Beyer stood with delegates Dick Cranwell, Vic Thomas and Chip Woodrum, and Senate Candidate John Edwards.
He said the Democratic party is committed to ending educational disparities, devoting lottery proceeds to public schools, and fighting cuts to higher education.
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IN Q=The last General Assembly session

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: THE LAST GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION SHOWED US SO MUCH OF WHAT IS AT STAKE. EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO IT ALL, JOB OPPORTUNITIES, ABILITY TO MINIMIZE OUR PRISON POPULATION, VIRGINIA'S ABILITY TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN JOBS. ALL THAT COMES FROM OUR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION.))
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Republicans


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SUPER=03-Salem;


A bus ride billed as the Road to Victory Tour brought state Republican Chairman Pat McSweeney to Salem this afternoon.
Sweeny rallied with House candidate Jeff Artis and Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith. McSweeney says the fall campaign has succeeded in unmasking the liberal record of Virginia democrats.
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IN Q=I think this is one year

((PAT MCSWEENEY/VA. GOP CHAIRMAN: I THINK THIS IS ONE YEAR WHEN IT'S GOING TO BE A CLEAR CHOICE BETWEEN TWO DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH AND I'M INCREASINGLY CONFIDENT THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO CHOOSE THE REPUBLICAN DIRECTION, PARTICULARLY ON ISSUES LIKE RETURNING LOTTERY PROCEEDS TO LOCALITIES TO DO WITH WHAT THEY WANT, INCREASING THE EMPHASIS ON PUTTING AWAY VIOLENT CRIMINALS.))
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OUT Q=putting away violent criminals
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Governor Allen will campaign for republican candidates in the Roanoke Valley tomorrow afternoon.
Tease#1
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Ahead in the newscast: To many in our region a little extra threat of
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rain can bring a LOT of anxiety. It may have been a decade since the flood of '85, but the memories are still vivid, the losses still painful.
Keith Humphry continues our series in a moment.
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Mason-Dixon


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TAPE# 95-78
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Republican Senator John Warner is steadily regaining popularity among Virginia voters.
That's since many fellow Republicans chastised him for NOT supporting candidates Ollie North and Mike Farris.
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But according to the latest NEWS 7 - Roanoke Times poll, Warner still faces a tough battle for his own party's nomination next year.
Statewide, 53- percent of voters have a favorable opinion of John Warner.
That's up from 50- percent in July, and before that, 44 percent in January.
But within his own party, Warner's support has held steady since January at just 41- percent.
Meanwhile economist Jim Miller has seen a slight increase in popularity as Warner's only announced Republican challenger.
Miller now gets 39- percent support among Republicans -- which shows Warner's continued vulnerability in a party primary.
Democratic candidate MARK Warner-- no relation to the incumbent-- would face defeat at the hands of EITHER Republican if the election were held today.
But in a general election, JOHN Warner is the much stronger candidate against MARK Warner.
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First-Citizens


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TAPE# 95-90
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A few months ago First Union put its Martinsville and Henry County branches on the selling block.
It looked as if the First National Bank of Christiansburg would buy them, but it withdrew its bid.
Instead, Len Besthoff says the Virginia market remains very attractive to suitors just south of the border.
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(( An agressive North Carolina bank continues its march into the Old Dominion...and we're not talking about First Union.
Actually, First Citizens of Raleigh is purchasing two branches FROM First Union...its locations in Martinsville and the Collinsville section of Henry County.
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(( First Citizens has built up quite a presence in our area.
With this latest transaction it now has close to 20 branches in Virginia and West Virginia. ))
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First Citizens has targeted smaller communities the big banks are vacating...such as Bedford, Chatham, Mecklenburg County, Greenbrier County, Big Island, Clifton Forge, and Pocahontas County.
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IN Q=They're sort of

((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: THEY'RE SORT OF BUILDING A LITTLE MINI-SUPERHIGHWAY OF BANKING BETWEEN RALEIGH AND COMING INTO VIRGINIA IN THIS CORRIDOR AND THEY'RE ALREADY HERE.))
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OUT Q=already here.


Employees at the First Union branches will apparently stay on with First Citizens.
After deal is completed, First Union will have only one branch left in the Martinsville-Henry County area...in Bassett.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Stocks


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A record- closing session for the DOW today following a strong gain in the bond market.
The DOW rose nearly 42 points to close at 48- hundred- eight.
Nasdaq gained nearly 17 points.
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Thurs-Flood


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TAPE# 95-85
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Many of us who lived through the Flood of '85 find frequent reminders of election season ten years ago.
As Keith Humphry says: it may be a high-water mark on a bridge abutment, maybe just a feeling of anxiety whenever it rains really hard.
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((IT'S HARD TO THINK RIGHT NOW THERE'S A NICE TROUT STREAM ))
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For Vic Thomas it's the creek that runs beside his convenience store... that and the sound of helicopters in the rain... that bring back the memories.
Running unopposed for re-election to the House of Delegates, Thomas had no idea he would almost lose his LIFE and the family business.
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SOT 14:54:45
IN Q=The good Lord

((THE GOOD LORD HUNG IN THERE WITH US. YOU CAN GO TO THE BANK ON THAT ONE.))
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OUT Q=that one.


The trouble was in the BRIDGE on Orange Avenue over Carvins Creek. Debris clogged the bridge as the rain fell in truck loads.
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IN Q=It kept

((IT KEPT BACKING UP FOR TWO AND A HALF HOURS, AND THEN IT CAME LIKE A TIDAL WAVE.))
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OUT Q=tidal wave.


Among those in Thomas' Market at the time- -in addition to the Delegate- -his son Eric, his legislative aide, and a customer carrying a four-year old boy.
Seven people wound up on the roof of the building.
A city policeman called it in, but Lifeguard 10 had all it could handle rescuing people trapped in SALEM.
There was another helicopter in the area, though, carrying a NEWS 7 cameraman.
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SOT 14:56
IN Q=He came straight

((HE CAME STRAIGHT TO US. THEY PICKED UP THE FIRST THREE PEOPLE, AND THEY CAME BACK. IF IT HAD BEEN ANOTHER 20 SECONDS, WE WOULD HAVE NOT BEEN THERE WHEN THEY CAME BACK FOR THE SECOND LOAD. THAT'S THE HONEST TRUTH.))
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The store was swept downstream.
The building had been UN-insured.
Vic Thomas started all over.
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SOT 14:58:53
IN Q=You can do

(( YOU CAN DO ANYTHING IF YOU WANT TO DO IT. HONEST. THAT DOLLAR IS NOT THAT IMPORTANT. LIFE IS IMPORTANT.))
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OUT Q=life is important.
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Whenever it rains a lot, people in Buchanan can expect a visit from the James River.
We first met Dorothy Smith in 1985 when she was trying to salvage her belongings on Lower Street in Buchanan.
We visited her again one recent rainy day.
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SOT 11:00:55
IN Q=Every time it rains

((Q: EVERY TIME IT RAINS, DOES IT MAKE YOU THINK? YES, SIR, IT DOES. IF IT RAINS HARD, I WATCH IT LIKE A HAWK AFTER A CHICKEN. I CAN'T HELP IT, BECAUSE I'M SCARED.))
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OUT Q=because I'm scared.


And yet she stays in the house she and her husband bought nearly 30 years ago.
She replaced the garage, the appliances and furniture the flood waters claimed in '85.
Someone stole her jewelry back then, but she'd rather remember all the people who pitched in to help.
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SOT 11:10:30
IN Q=We've got

((WE'VE GOT A LOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR, REALLY, WHEN YOU STOP TO THINK ABOUT IT. BECAUSE THIS WHOLE HOUSE COULD HAVE WASHED AWAY, AND WE'D HAVE HAD NOTHING.))
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OUT Q=have had nothing.
NAT SOT - -crane installing sewer line


Tomorrow night we'll see what's being done to minimize flood damage in the future.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))
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A programming note: WDBJ-7's original 1985 documentary, "The Flood of '85" will be re-broadcast this Saturday night at 7:30.

Sports Tease


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Coming up tonight in sports, The Hoos and 'Noles are less than two hours away from their big ACC showdown in Charlottesville.
We'll check in with Roy Stanley at Scott stadium for a LIVE pregame report.
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Plus Syracuse head coach Paul Pasqualoni passes judgement on Tech's star passer, Jim Druckenmiller.
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S-Virginia


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Charlottesville will be rocking tonight as the second ranked Florida State Seminoles prepare to do battle with the University's beloved Cavaliers. dbl box/roy/mike
Our own Roy Stanley is at Scott Stadium where he'll be covering the game tonight.
And he now checks in for our final pregame report VIA Starlink. Roy Centered
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Mike the since joining the A-C-C in 1990, The Seminoles have never lost a game in the league.
Florida State is 29 and 0 in the conference and the Seminoles have beaten their ACC opponents by an average of 33 points a game.
And despite being 17 point favorites tonight, the Seminoles seem to have plenty of respect for the Cavaliers.
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Roy Ad Libs and tosses back to Mike
Mike Kickoff here at Scott Stadium is tonight at 8 o'clock and we'll have the highlights tonight at 11. Mike may ask Roy One question Wrap up and toss back to Mike

S-Syracuse


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The Virginia Tech Hokies are 6 point favorites to beat a Syracuse team that is ranked as high as 15th in the nation this week.
And the Hokies are not just getting respect from the oddsmakers.
Hers's Paul Pasqualoni thinks of Hokie quarterback Jim Druckenmiller.
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((PAUL PASQUALONI/SYRACUSE HEAD COACH:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Some Tickets are still available for Saturday's 3:30 kickoff at Lane Stadium.
A crowd of 51 thousand is expected.

S-ODAC


ANCHOR=Mike
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TAPE#S5-22
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The Old Dominion Athletic conference coaches have tabbed defending champ Hampden-Sydney as their preseason pick to win the ODAC title this year.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Last Season; :00


The Tigers won 28 games and made it to the elite eight in the nation last season.
But they lost three starters and are somewhat of a surprise pick to win it all.
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IN Q="Frankly,...

((TONY SHAVER/HAMPDEN-SYDNEY HEAD COACH:)) ((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE COLLEGE HEAD COACH:))
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SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke College Head Coach; :18
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All ten of the head coaches in the ODAC were guests of the Salem Rotary Club today.
The club runs the ODAC tournament each postseason, and today Rotary members turned over much of their profits from last year's event to various charities in the Roanoke Valley.
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((DAN WOOLDRIDGE/ODAC COMMISSIONER & ROTARIAN:))
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S-Poll


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page at--
Here's how the coaches poll shakes down, Emory & Henry is second with Roanoke third. Both teams picked up some first place votes.
Washington & Lee, which will play a more uptempo style this year under first year head coach Kevin Moore is picked 6th.
And look for Joe Davis' Lynchburg Hornets to be much better than their 8th place preseason selection.
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Almanac


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