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ANCHOR=Keith

On the News at Six tonight:
Two more people stricken with Legionnaires Disease... even as health officials begin to determine the source of the problem.
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VO-NAT


And a penny for your sweat.
We'll visit a middle school trying to come up with 2 and a half million pennies.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, the Charlotte Checkers will visit the Roundhouse tonight, another big night of High School Football,
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VO-NAT ENG#


and Virginia Tech and Virginia get ready for big football games this weekend.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Just in time for the weekend, cold and wet weather. For more on the forecast and our monthly weather almanac, stay tuned.

Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


The number of Legionnaires Disease cases in the New River Valley has risen to 15.
Officials confirmed two more cases today, a man and woman, both in stable condition at Radford Community Hospital.
But Tracy Altizer reports there IS progress in the investigation into the cause of the outbreak.
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IN Q=After extensive interviews
SUPER=03-Radford; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health Dist. Dir.; :12
SUPER=@Tracy2; :48
RUNS=1:01
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.


((After extensive interviews with the Legionnaires patients, the New River Health District Director says officials have formulated some ideas of how the patients MAY have picked up the Legionella bacteria.
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SOT 9:05:50

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: WE CERTAINLY HAVE SOME THEORIES OR BELIEF OR SUSPICION AFTER WE'VE DONE THESE IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS THAT THERE IS SOME LINKAGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SOURCE AS A CAUSE FOR THIS OUTBREAK. ))
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Still, Hershey emphasizes that sightings of the medical teams as they continue collecting samples at various locations should not be cause for alarm.
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SOT 9:04:06

((JUST BECAUSE WE MAY BE IN A CERTAIN PLACE OF BUSINESS OR CERTAIN LOCATION DOING THIS DOESN'T NECESSARILY IMPLICATE THAT BUSINESS OR THAT SPECIFIC PLACE. ))
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Hershey also says all of the cases appear to have occurred up to two and a half weeks ago...even the newly- confirmed patients were already hospitalized with pneumonia when they were tested as a result of the outbreak. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Salem-Body


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


A man was found dead in a church in Salem yesterday.
The body was inside the Tabernacle Baptist Church on East Main Street. Police say the man had been dead about two days.
Police do NOT suspect foul play, but they do need some help identifying him. Take Pinnacle Fullscreen
He was white, between 25 and 30.
His height: about six feet.
He had brown hair and brown eyes.
He was wearing a black T-shirt, cloth shorts and black tennis shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call Salem Police.

Allen-Dole


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=Bob Dole


Bob Dole's national chances for victory may be slim, but his supporters say the GOP will still take Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


That was the word from Governor George Allen and Attorney General Jim Gilmore who are canvassing the state, stumping for Republican candidates.
At a stop in Lynchburg today, Allen said the character of the presidential candidates still matters to Virginians.
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SOT 13:38:51
IN Q=So you compare

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SO YOU COMPARE BOB DOLE'S RECORD OF TRUSTWORTHINESS, OF CHARACTER IN HIS PERSONAL LIFE AS WELL AS HIS PUBLIC LIFE, I THINK THAT THE MAJORITY OF VIRGINIANS WILL BE GOING FOR BOB DOLE AND WILL REJECT PEOPLE WHO WILL NOT TELL THEM THE TRUTH.))
SUPER=@Allen; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=tell them the truth.
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VO-NAT


After an overnight stay in Danville, Allen and Gilmore will visit Roanoke tomorrow.
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Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Democratic Senate Candidate Mark Warner may also be facing long odds in his bid to unseat Republican John Warner.
But today in Roanoke, he insisted his own polls tell a different story.
Mark Warner campaigned on the city market with 6th district congressional candidate Jeff Grey.
Warner said a new poll conducted by his campaign shows him trailing John Warner by six points.
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IN Q=And let me tell John Warner

((MARK WARNER/D- U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: AND LET ME TELL JOHN WARNER, HE AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET. WE'RE DOWN TO 96 HOURS. I'M GOING TO KEEP TALKING AND FIGHTING AND SPENDING AND WHATEVER ELSE IT TAKES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WIN ON ELECTION DAY.))
SUPER=@MarkWarner;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=that we win on election day.
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VO-NAT


Warner also rallied supporters in Danville and Martinsville today, before heading to Virginia Beach for the final debate of the campaign.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6--when you buy your Christmas stamps this year, you'll be bringing home a little piece of Virginia art.
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VO-NAT


Plus a penny at a time--students hope to raise enough to pay for some improvements to their school.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Corned-Beef


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=None


A Roanoke man is accused of dousing a popular downtown bar with gasoline.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Authorities say 21 year old Larry Hicks was spotted at about two a-m pouring gas on a back door and walls of Corned Beef and Company. He left the scene when a worker confronted him.
Police say Hicks had been in the restaurant earlier in the evening and was asked to leave after he had a fight with another customer.
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Talent=Keith
SS=None


A gas can and matches were found in Hicks car. There was no fire at the restaurant.

GE


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=khu
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=None


What would it take to get you to eliminate your own job?
Say the boss wants to know how to justify getting rid of you... and he wants YOU to make a case for it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


That's what they're doing at G-E Drive Systems in Salem.
Without offering any incentives beyond normal retirement benefits, the Company has announced a "Voluntary Job Elimination Program."
The human resource director says it's not really a "program," and not really an "announcement of anything new."
The letter to Salaried Employees from General Manager Russ Shade one week ago speaks for itself. It's a cost- saving measure "aimed at those employees who can suggest how to eliminate their job."
Applicants must sign a statement that says: "...I understand that my job will be eliminated, with any remaining work assigned to others and I will be removed from the payroll."
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=General Electric


Human Resource Manager Mike Allee says it would appeal to employees who are close to retirement or may have a job opportunity elsewhere and want to collect layoff benefits.
The Drive Systems plant has about 11-hundred salaried workers.
It's too soon to tell, Allee says, how many people might apply.

XGR-Budget


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Governor George Allen has lost a battle with the General Assembly for broader veto powers.
SS=Virginia Supreme Court


The Virginia Supreme Court ruled today the argument of Republicans Allen and Attorney General Jim Gilmore "had no merit."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Allen had these comments after hearing the ruling.
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SOT 02:07:14
IN Q=I will

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I WILL CONTINUE TO USE WHATEVER WAYS I CAN TO REDUCE WASTEFUL GOVERNMENT SPENDING AND MAKE SURE THE TAXPAYERS' MONEY IS NOT BEING SQUANDERED ON PORK BARREL PROJECTS OR PROJECTS THAT ARE NOT OF HIGH PRIORITY, OR WHERE THERE'S NOT COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR IT.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=for it.
TALENT=Keith
SS=George Allen


Three of Allen's five vetoes in last year's disputed budget were aimed at the Roanoke Valley.
Roanoke's College of Health Sciences, inmate services provider Virginia CARES, and Roanoke County's Rusco Incorporated all lost direct state aid the legislature had approved.
Those vetoes will stand.
SS=Dick Cranwell


Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell considered them a political slap.
Democrats, including Cranwell, said today the fight over veto powers could have been resolved without an expensive court battle.

Christmas-Stamp


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=None


One BILLION new Christmas stamps went on sale today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Governor George Allen says they're like mini-advertisements for Virginia tourism.
After all, the stamps are adapted from a painting at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.
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SOT 02:02:04
IN Q=It would

((HENRY PANKEY/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: IT WOULD BE VERY BUSY IF WE TRIED TO PUT THE ENTIRE PICTURE ON THE STAMP AND WE THOUGHT WE CAUGHT THE PARTICULAR ESSENCE OF THAT PICTURE BY FOCUSING IN ON THE MADONNA AND CHILD. AND WE NORMALLY EVERY YEAR DO A MADONNA AND CHILD STAMP. LAST YEAR WE DID GIATTO'S STAMP. AND THAT WAS JUST OUTSTANDING ALSO. BUT THIS IS REALLY TRULY SIGNIFICANT FOR THE FOLKS OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Henry Pankey/U.S. Postal Service;
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=of Virginia.
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VO-NAT


It's called "Adoration of the Shepherds" -- but the shepherds were cropped out.
That's not all.
The first draft of the stamp had airbrushed out a certain element of the baby Jesus's anatomy.
Anatomical correctness prevailed in the final version.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

The stock market was mostly lower today. The Dow lost seven and a-half points to finish the week at six thousand 22. NASDAQ gained a quarter of a point.
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SUPER=x5005;


Penny-Drive


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=None


Eating lunch in the Blairs Middle School cafeteria is a chore during the warmer months.
But the Pittsylvania County students aren't complaining, they're taking action.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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IN Q=Unless
SUPER=03-Blairs; :00
SUPER=01-Ashley King/Blairs Middle School; :12
SUPER=01-Barbara Wilson/Blairs Middle School Principal; :34
SUPER=01-Ashley Thomasson/Blairs Middle School; :55
super=@Teresa1; 1:07
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.

(( Unless you're trying to shed a few extra pounds, eating in a stuffy cafeteria without air conditioning, has an unwelcome affect on a student's appetite.
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12:56:58
SOT
IN Q=Tell me

((TELL ME WHAT IT'S LIKE HERE IN THE SUMMER? ASHLEY KING/BLAIRS MIDDLE SCHOOL:WELL IT'S VERY HOT, CROWDED AND EVERYTHING WITH A BUNCH OF PEOPLE IN HERE AND EVERYTHING.))
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OUT Q=and everything.


The Blairs Middle School parent/teacher organization knew something had to done.
That's when a teacher came up with the idea for a penny drive.
Little did they know, the fundraiser would blossom into a teaching tool.
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IN Q=They will
(BARBARA WILSON/BLAIRS MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL:THEY WILL TALK ABOUT THE HISTORY

OF PENNIES, THE MINTING OF PENNIES, THEY WILL TALK ABOUT PENNIES MAKE MORE MONEY. AND, WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS TO INSTILL IN CHILDREN THE WORTH OF A PENNY.))
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OUT Q=of a penny.


The school needs to raise a minimum of 26- thousand dollars.
The penny drive is just getting off the ground but at least one lesson is working.
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12:57:44
SOT
IN Q=I've learned

((ASHLEY THOMASSON/BLAIRS MIDDLE SCHOOL:I'VE LEARNED THAT, THAT MONEY, CAN TAKE YOU A LONG WAYS IF YOU PUT IT TOWARD GOOD THINGS AND THAT SOMETIMES MONEY DOESN'T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE FOR MATERIAL THINGS. ))
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OUT Q=material things.

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The penny drive won't stop once the students reach their goal. The school is actually striving for a world record. end su
The school is trying to collect more pennies than Averett College. Students there are under consideration for a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Steve Mason has a report from one of the big high school games tonight we'll look at the Friday Football Extra schedule.
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VO-NAT ENG#


and the Roanoke Express is back at the Roundhouse tonight for a game against the Charlotte Checkers.
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S-High


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=Amherst/Danville


Week 10 of Friday Football Extra is here both G.W. of Danville and amherst are coming off bye weeks as they prepare to butt heads tonight in a Western District battle.
Steve Mason has a preview from Lancer Land.
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SUPER=@Steve1; :00
SUPER=01-Mickey Crouch/Amherst Head Coach; :22
SUPER=01-Ed Martin/G.W. Danville Head Coach; :57
SUPER=01-David Pugh/Amherst All American Offensive Guard; 1:19
SUPER=01-Tyrone Robinson/G.W. Danville Defensive Tackle; 1:36
RUNS=1:51
OUT Q=.......in the studio."
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S-FFE


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-12
GRAPHIC=FFE Logo


16-games on tap tonight on Friday Football Extra so lets take a look at the schedule.
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IN Q=First score
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=....last score."
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF96-1-
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


The Virginia Tech defense should be back to full strength this weekend when the Hokies line up against the Ragin Cajuns of Southwestern Louisiana.
Cornell Brown returns after recovering from surgery and Tony Morrison will be back in the lineup after a one game suspension for breaking curfew.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :


The Hokie defense can use the help against a Cajun team that likes to put the ball in the air with both short and long passes.
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IN Q="They're going to...

((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: )) ((PIERSON PRIOLEAU/VIRGINIA TECH ROVER: ))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Pierson Prioleau/Virginia Tech Rover; :20
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=.........us apart."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Kickoff at Lane Stadium Worsham field is one oclock.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-16
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express


The 2-4-and 1 Express hits the Roundhouse Freezer floor tonight to battle defending Raleigh Cup champion Charlotte with more confidence and more questions.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :


One big question is who will start in goal for the express. Dave Gagnon was on the exercise bike yesterday with a banged up right knee and did not practice.
The Express could go with either Larry Moberg or new arrival Paul Taylor.
Tim Christian is doubtful with a separated shoulder and was also on the bike yesterday.
One thing is certain the Express will have to play flawless hockey to top the Checkers, who beat them 9 to 1 in their last meeting.
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SOT
IN Q="We...

((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=.....WIN THE GAME."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold logo


Face off tonight is 7:30

ALMANAC


ANCHOR=Robin
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=pev
TAPE#Wx Edit
GRAPHIC=None


October was kind of a weird month and not just because of Halloween. Record highs and a big rainfall deficit. But November begins cold and wet. For more on the next 30 days, here's Patrick Evans will our monthly almanac.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#Promo


The Warners will go head- to head one last time before election day.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon tells us tonight the U-S Senate candidates will have their final debate.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


The Virginia Chapter of the N-double-A-C-P is hosting John and Mark Warner
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VO-NAT


at its annual convention in Virginia Beach.
It's a one hour debate that kicks off at 8, and you can see it live right here on your Hometown Station.
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Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom


Make sure you join us for that plus all the latest news, Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen weather, and sports tonight on News 7 Prime Time.
That's at 10 p-m on W-E-F-C.
Check your cable listings for the channel in your area. And of course join us here on W-D-B-J for News 7 at 11. Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom