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News 7 at Five is next.
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The candidates make last minute campaign stops one day before election day.
An interesting turn in the bidding war for Conrail.
And this woman did not let her dis-ability get in the way of finishing a marathon.
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After a sunny start, it has turned grey and cold. Some light rain is possible later tonight.

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On Health Check, we'll talk to one doctor getting his fair share of media attention as of late--
Dr. Jody Hershey, with the New River Valley Health Department will be here with us, to talk about the Legionnaires' Disease outbreak in the area. 2-SHOT
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The countdown to Election Day is on--
Virginia's senior Senator makes a last minute road trip across the state.
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5-John-Warner


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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The Clinton and Dole race is a dead heat in the Old Dominion.
Not so with the senatorial race.
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Ellen Qualls is in Alexandria tonight, where John Warner wraps his bid for a fourth term.
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John Warner's own polling place is just blocks from Old Town Alexandria Market Square-- in less than half an hour we expect him here.
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But in his four- city final day fly- around, the Senator touched down in Roanoke.
He pitched his record to Roanoke Republicans and talked about record spending by his opponent.
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A Friday night stumble was his campaign's second self inflicted wound.
John Warner fired a campaign aide who used a racial slur with NAACP officials.
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5-Mark-Warner


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We'll have cut-ins throughout the day tomorrow to bring you up to date on the races.
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We'll also put election results onto our homepage on the Internet.
You can find that at WDBJ-7 dot-Com.

5-N-S


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The bidding war between two Virginia based railroads for Conrail has taken an interesting turn.
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Norfolk Southern and C-S-X confirm they have been talking with EACH OTHER about the deal.
The railroads are apparently discussing the sale of rail lines and routes after C-S-X and Conrail merge.
Last month C-S-X and Conrail announced their plans to combine.
N-S soon followed with a hostile takeover bid for Conrail.
Conrail has been courted by both railroads over the past decade and a half because of its near- monopoly in the northeast.
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Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
We'll see what the Presidential candidates are doing this election eve.
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and it's been talked about for some time... Today the latest on making more college courses available in the Star City.
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On Health Check, Trigon Blue Cross/Blue Shield is threatening to dump Danville Regional Hospital....claiming rates are too high at the facility. 2-SHOT
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Also coming up-- the last runner in the New York Marathon crossed the finish line this morning.
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Plus-- If you're starting your Christmas shopping, then Patrick has some more unique gifts ideas for you. cc sponsor

5-L'burg-Fire


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Police say a lighted cigar was likely the culprit in a fatal fire that killed a Lynchburg man in his home yesterday afternoon.
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Firefighters found 80- year- old Ike Iseman lying on the floor between the kitchen and the living room in his Toledo Avenue home.
Iseman was discovered after neighbors noticed that his chimney smoked all morning, and continued to smoke even as the day grew warmer.
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5-City-County


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Local and state officials are learning more about a proposed higher education center.
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This morning, Roanoke City Council and the County Board of Supervisors held a joint meeting.
State Senator John Edwards was also on hand to talk about the latest developments into the "University Center."
He hopes the old Norfolk and Western buildings can be transformed into a mass campus... where Virginia colleges and universities could offer satellite classrooms.
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Edwards says the Roanoke Valley is the largest area in the Commonwealth, without a 4- year- public college.
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5-Clinton


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President Clinton is trying to get out the vote.
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He's urging voters to give him a strong win and also return Congress to the Democrats tomorrow.
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((THE CHOICE YOU MAKE TOMORROW FOR THE LAST PRESIDENT OF OF THE 20TH CENTURY AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF A NEW CENTURY AND A NEW MILLENIUM IS A CHOICE ABOUT HOW WE GO FORWARD INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.))
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5-Dole


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Bob Dole may not keep his voice, It's hoarse from campaigning- but he says he'll keep his word.
He says he won't violate public trust if elected.
With that Dole again questioned ethics at the White House.
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((BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: AND I'VE SEEN A LOT OF PRESIDENTS COME AND GO, BUT I MUST SAY I'VE NEVER SEEN A MORE ARROGANT GROUP THAN OCCUPYS THE WHITE HOUSE RIGHT NOW. APPLAUSE)) 14:03:10 ((THEY DON'T THINK THE RULES APPLY TO THEM.))
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5-Perot


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Ross Perot continues to attack President Clinton over ethics and campaign finances.
In San Antonio, Perot said the controversies around Clinton make him unfit to be re-elected.
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He also says Clinton is taking jobs away from America.
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The Texas billionaire then urged everyone to get out and vote.

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means the start of the Christmas shopping season.
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5-Herbal-Gifts


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Though we are not yet past Thanksgiving, many folks are looking for something truly unique to give at Christmastime. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans has a suggestion that fits that description, and can be found only at the Salem Museum.
Patrick, what kind of gifts are we talking about?
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN

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Stick around-- the Cavaliers are preparing for a critical Atlantic Coast Conference Game against Clemson.
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On Health Check---


Another case of Legionnaires' Disease has been identified in the New River Valley.
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And testing for the source of the outbreak is more complicated than most people realize.
We'll explain, on Health Check.
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5-Danville-Regional


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Trigon Blue Cross/Blue Shield says it's planning to drop Danville Regional Medical Center from its network.
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The move is apparently a financial one.
Trigon says the hospital's costs are approximately 30- percent higher than those of comparable facilities in the area.
A Danville Regional spokesman says the hospital was under the impression it still had 60- days to work out a new new contract.
Danville Regional says whatever happens patients with Trigon coverage will NOT be turned away.
If the two sides are unable to reach an agreement, Danville Regional will be dropped from Trigon's network January first.
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5-Legionnaires'


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As it stands now, there are 16 cases of Legionnaires' Disease confirmed from an outbreak in the New River Valley.
Another patient was just diagnosed-- an 80-year old Pulaski man, now hospitalized.
His is not a NEW case, rather he was tested because of the outbreak.
The 14 men and 2 women range in age from 42 to 86.....one man has died from the disease.
With us to talk about the current status of the investigation is Dr. Jody Hershey, director of the New River Health District.
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Thanks Dr. Hershey for joining us....we'll continue checking in with you each day, until this outbreak-- and the source of the organism-- is put to rest.

S5-UVa


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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to another work week on this election day eve.
16th ranked Virginia has three games left on its regular season schedule beginning this Saturday against red hot Clemson.
Steve Mason has a more on the Cavs as they get ready to face Tommy West's team.
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Elsewhere this afternoon, officials from the NCAA were in Salem this afternoon checking out the sight of the December 14th Stagg Bowl.
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This is the fourth straight year the division three championship game is calling Salem its home.
And this year the game will literally be in spotlight. New lights are being added to the stadium to more than triple the current lighting.
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Speaking of triples, the California Angels officially named Terry Collins their new manager today.
Collins was fired by the Astros last month after three straight second place finishes in Houston.
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And Dexter Manley the former Redskin was released from prison today.
More on that and an update on injured Bengals lineman Scott Brumfield coming up at six.
Have a good night everybody. take a break

5-Kicker


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The last runner in the New York Marathon crossed the finish line today- at about ten this morning.
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Zoe Koplowitz is not your typical athlete. The 46 year old has multiple sclerosis, but that did not hold her back.
Koplowitz completed the 26 point two mile race about 30 hours after starting.
This was her ninth marathon.
Koplowitz is one of almost 30 thousand runners who completed the New York Marathon.
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With all the focus on the presidential race, some local races tend to be overlooked come Election Day.
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Tomorrow Bedford County voters will be selecting a new supervisor.
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John White and Robert Bashore (BAY-shore) both bring impressive credentials to their race for District Four supervisor.
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One's a college administrator, the other an independent businessman.
Both men describe themselves as conservatives who think economic development can subsidize increased spending for education.
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We'll learn more about them tonight at Six.
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Plus the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime tonight at 10 on WEFC. Goodnight. ANCHOR=Jean