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ANCHOR=Keith

Topping the NEWS on NEWS 7 at SIX:
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We're back to back with LIVE reports from the Northern Virginia headquarters of both Warners in the U-S Senate race.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And we have the story of a Roanoke letter carrier indicted today for stalking. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, UVa gets ready to tangle with the Tigers, Salem readies itself for another Stagg Party, There's a new Angel in the outfield.
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And injured Bengals lineman Scott Brumfield is improving - we'll hear from his Doctor tonight in sports.
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Clouds and cold weather highlight this forecast cycle. And tonight in WeatherSchool, we need to convert wind scales. We will explain in a moment.

John-Warner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


In 12 hours, Virginians go to the polls--maybe to change the map of Presidential politics for the first time in 32 years.
Voters also pick a U-S Senator.
SS=John Warner

The one they've had for 18 years is working hard to the finish, even though the polls show he may be icing his own cake.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/StarLink


Ellen Qualls is in Alexandria where John Warner's neighbors and supporters are rallying with him tonight.
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Allen will punch out
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2 shot Ellen and Joe
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Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-81
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Home-Page


ANCHOR=Keith
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News 7 and CBS will provide continuous election night coverage tomorrow beginning at 7 p-m. Take Election Results Board Fullscreen
And you can find all the race results on the W-D-B-J home page. The address is on your television screen--W-D-B-J-7 dot com.

Legionnaires'


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


Yet another case of Legionnaires' Disease confirmed in the New River Valley today.
This latest patient is an 80-year-old Pulaski man, now hospitalized.
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His case isn't actually new. It's an existing case diagnosed by testing BECAUSE of the outbreak.
That brings the total number of cases to 16. Environmental testing, looking for the source of the legionella bacteria, is still underway.
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Postal-Stalker


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


A Roanoke mailman has been accused of stalking his patrons.
Anthony Tyler Jefferson allegedly targeted FIVE different women on his mail route in southeast Roanoke.
Most of the incidents occurred in August. The 36-year old letter carrier was indicted today for stalking, making obscene phone calls, assault and battery.
Chief Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Betty Jo Anthony says Jefferson was indicted LAST month for breaking and entering with intent to commit rape- -also on his mail route.
Jefferson is already out on bond but reportedly lost his job with the Postal Service over the B-and-E.

L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


Fire authorities say careless smoking probably killed a Lynchburg man yesterday.
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80- year- old Russell T. Iseman (EYE-suh-min) died when his Toledo Avenue home caught fire Sunday morning.
Investigators say Iseman was a heavy smoker, and a stray cigar apparently ignited a chair in his living room.
The fire smoldered for some time before neighbors noticed the smoke and called the fire department.
It's believed Iseman died of smoke inhalation several hours before the fire was reported.
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Salem-Body


ANCHOR=Keith
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Salem police have identified the man found dead inside a church last week as 22 year old Christopher Lunsford of Roanoke.
Authorities asked for the public's help after finding no identification on the body.
Investigators still don't know how Lunsford died, but they say there are no signs of foul play.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at 6-- Trigon says it won't cover claims from one regional hospital because the hospital charges too much.
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and they're rivals in a big rail merger, but that's apparently not stopping Norfolk Southern and C-S-X from talking. We'll have the latest in the bidding war for Conrail.
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NS-Conrail


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


About 35- hundred people in our area work for Norfolk Southern.
No doubt all of them, plus N-S retirees and shareholders, are interested in the railroad's participation in a bidding war for Conrail.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Newsroom


Len Besthoff brings us some new twists and turns in N-S's battle with its Richmond rival, C-S-X.
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Keith this may have become SLIGHTLY more friendly over the past few days.
N-S and C-S-X confirm they've been in meetings about their competing bids for Conrail.
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The two sides have reportedly been discussing the sale of rail lines and routes after C-S-X and Conrail merge.
A number of George Brammer's clients own rail stocks.
He says C-S-X may be talking to N-S to avoid a nasty takeover fight.
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/STOCKBROKER-A.G. EDWARDS & SONS: I THINK C-S-X HAS GOT EVERY REASON TO TALK TO NORFOLK SOUTHERN. C-S-X WOULD LIKE TO WORK OUT A DEAL I THINK WHERE THEY COULD DIVIDE CONRAIL AMONGST THE TWO OF THEM.))
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Last month C-S-X and Conrail announced their merger plans.
N-S followed with a hostile takeover bid for Conrail.
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Live=Len Full/Newsroom


Keith neither side wants to admit it's the one that asked for a face- to- face chat.
N-S claims C-S-X initiated the talks.
C-S-X says the suggestion was made by N-S.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Newsroom
(Keith question: I ALSO UNDERSTAND THERE WAS SOME LEGAL WRANGLING TODAY ABOUT

SOMETHING CALLED A "POISON PILL"?)

Danville-Regional


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=Trigon


The state's largest health insurer is planning to cancel its contract with Danville Regional Medical Center.
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Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield 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 contract.
If the two sides are unable to reach an agreement, Danville Regional will be dropped from Trigon's network January first.
Danville Regional says whatever happens patients with Trigon coverage will NOT be turned away.
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Pensions


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=None


More than 200 Roanoke City retirees will be getting late pension checks.
That word comes from Roanoke Finance Director Jim Grisso.
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He says retirees are suppose to receive their money on the last day of every month.
But when the end of October rolled around, the checks had yet to be sent out.
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((JIM GRISSO/ROANOKE CITY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE: SOME OF THE CHECKS WERE NOT DELIVERED TO THE POST OFFICE UNTIL THE 31ST WHICH DELAYED DELIVERY TO OUR RETIREES. AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THE CALLS TODAY WENT DOWN SO SOME OF THOSE CHECKS WILL SHOW UP TODAY AND HOPEFULLY BY TOMORROW, ALL OF THE CHECKS WILL BE IN THE HANDS OF THE RETIREES. ))
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All of the city's mail is sorted and processed at Best Mailing Services before it's taken to the post office.
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Talent=Keith
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Grisso maintains the standard of operations at Best must improve immediately.
Representatives at that company had no comment.

Buena-Vista-Manager


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


Buena Vista is looking for a new city manager.
Richard Flora has resigned, to become director of transportation for Roanoke County schools.
Flora has been in Buena Vista for two years.
Before that, he was Craig County's administrator.
No word yet on who might succeed him.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
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On Wall Street there was cautious trading on this day before Election day.
The Dow was up 20 points to close at six thousand 42.
NASDAQ dropped a point.
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Bedford-Supervisor


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


They're both successful and highly- regarded citizens, and they're running for the open seat on Bedford County's board of supervisors.
Steve Smallshaw reports voters may have a tough time choosing between John White and Robert Bashore (BAY-shore) at the polls tomorrow.
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(( Except for the size of their campaign signs, there's not much difference between John White and Robert Bashore.
Both are self- described conservatives who list education spending as their top priority.
White's a businessman who says he knows how economic development can broaden the county's tax base.. Bashore's a college administrator who also spent 16 years on a local school board.
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((JOHN WHITE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR CANDIDATE: BASICALLY I'M A BUSINESSMAN AND I FEEL LIKE THAT AS FAR AS BEDFORD COUNTY IS CONCERNED AND THE RUNNING OF THE BUSINESS OF BEDFORD COUNTY, THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THE JOB DONE.))
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((ROBERT BASHORE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR CANDIDATE: AND GOVERNMENT SERVICE IS A PEOPLE BUSINESS, IT'S PROVIDING THOSE THINGS THAT THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO PROVIDE THEM. AND I THINK MY BACKGROUND IS JUST AS GOOD AS ANYONE ELSE IN THAT REGARD.))
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What District Four voters want most is someone who will stay put.
The seat opened up when Wayne Newcomb opted not to seek re-election. Newcomb replaced Henry Creasy last winter... both quit because the job occupied too much of their time.
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((JOHN WHITE: I FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH WHERE MY BUSINESS IS AT THIS TIME AND FEEL LIKE I CAN DEFINITELY GIVE THE TIME REQUIRED AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF TIME.))
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((ROBERT BASHORE: PEOPLE WOULD LIKE SOMEONE WHO'S GOING TO STAY FOR A WHILE, AND WHO WILL GIVE THE TIME, AND I THINK THAT I CAN DO THAT.))
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Whoever wins the special election will still have to run for office again next November.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, some encouraging news tonight for injured Bengals lineman Scott Brumfield, the Stagg Bowl folks were in town today, Dexter is out of prison.
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And UVa hopes to put the Tigers in a cage this weekend in Charlottesville, as they host Clemson. Steve Mason will have more on that matchup right after this.
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S-Bengals


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb96-2
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Cincinnati Bengals guard Scott Brumfield has been upgraded from serious to fair condition after suffering a being carried off the field in yesterday's game with the Ravens.
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The offensive lineman suffered a cervical spinal cord concussion yesterday on this relatively harmless looking play in the fourth quarter.
He lost much of the feeling in his legs, but he has shown much improvement in the last 24 hours.
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S-Stagg


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=STAGG BOWL


About 15 hundred tickets for the December 14th Stagg Bowl in Salem have been sold so far.
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This afternoon NCAA Division Three Football Chairman Steve Bamford was in the valley checking out the site.
This is the fourth straight year Salem is playing host the game and if all goes well it will stay for many years to come.
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This year's game kicks off at two, and Salem officials are adding new lights to the stadium to more than triple the existing lighting.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#vf96-1
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA FB


The run for the White House officially ends tomorrow.
But Steve Mason says it will take the 16th ranked Virginia Cavaliers three more weeks to find out their destiny.
They begin their stretch run Saturday at home against Clemson.
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S-ECU


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=EAST CAROLINA


The Virginia Tech host dangerous East Carolina Saturday night at Lane Stadium.
Pirates' head coach Steve Logan says quarterback Marcus Crandall who sprained his knee Saturday is questionable for the game.
He's being listed as day to day.

S-Manley


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-4
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS


It's been an eventful 24 hours for long time Washington Redskins' fans.
First, the team's seven game winning streak was stopped yesterday by a very hot bunch of Bills.
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Then this afternoon former Skins' great Dexter Manley was released on parole after serving 15 months in prison for two counts of cocaine possession.
Dexter, who won two Super Bowls with the Redskins says he did a lot of soul-searching while in prison.
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S-Rush


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
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The Roanoke Rush has reached the final four of the National Minor league football playoffs.
This Saturday they host the Louisiana Blue Thunder at Victory stadium.
Rush officials had hoped to move the game to 1 o'clock to avoid a conflict with Tech's game Saturday night, but the game will still be played at 7.

S-Angels


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-19
GRAPHIC=ANGELS LOGO


The California Angels tabbed Terry Collins as their new manager this afternoon.
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Collins was fired by the Houston Astros last month despite leading that team to three straight second place finishes.
Collins says he believes he is inheriting a team that win the West immediately.
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