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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.
And we have the story of a Roanoke letter carrier indicted today for
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.
And injured Bengals lineman Scott Brumfield is improving - we'll hear from
his Doctor tonight in sports.
Clouds and cold weather highlight this forecast cycle. And tonight in
WeatherSchool, we need to convert wind scales. We will explain in a moment.
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.
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.
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Ellen Qualls is in Alexandria where John Warner's neighbors and supporters
are rallying with him tonight.
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beginning at 7 p-m.
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Yet another case of Legionnaires' Disease confirmed in the New River
This latest patient is an 80-year-old Pulaski man, now hospitalized.
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.
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
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.
Fire authorities say careless smoking probably killed a Lynchburg man
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
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
Investigators still don't know how Lunsford died, but they say there are no
signs of foul play.
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Trigon says it won't cover claims from one regional hospital because the
hospital charges too much.
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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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.
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Len Besthoff brings us some new twists and turns in N-S's battle with its
Richmond rival, C-S-X.
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
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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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.
Keith neither side wants to admit it's the one that asked for a face- to-
N-S claims C-S-X initiated the talks.
C-S-X says the suggestion was made by N-S.
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(Keith question: I ALSO UNDERSTAND THERE WAS SOME LEGAL WRANGLING TODAY ABOUT
SOMETHING CALLED A "POISON PILL"?)
The state's largest health insurer is planning to cancel its contract with
Danville Regional Medical Center.
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.
More than 200 Roanoke City retirees will be getting late pension checks.
That word comes from Roanoke Finance Director Jim Grisso.
He says retirees are suppose to receive their money on the last day of every
But when the end of October rolled around, the checks had yet to be sent
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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.
Grisso maintains the standard of operations at Best must improve
Representatives at that company had no comment.
Buena Vista is looking for a new city manager.
Richard Flora has resigned, to become director of transportation for Roanoke
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.
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.
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
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.))
OUT Q=the job done.
IN Q=And government service
((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
OUT Q=in that regard.
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.
IN Q=I feel comfortable
((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
OUT Q=lot of time.
IN Q=People would like
((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.))
OUT Q=can do that.
Whoever wins the special election will still have to run for office again
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
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.
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
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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About 15 hundred tickets for the December 14th Stagg Bowl in Salem have been
sold so far.
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.
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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The Virginia Tech host dangerous East Carolina Saturday night at Lane
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.
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.
The Roanoke Rush has reached the final four of the National Minor league
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.
The California Angels tabbed Terry Collins as their new manager this
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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
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