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A number of Virginia Tech football players have been charged with beating a member of the track team during an on-campus brawl.
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And a special election will be held to fill the State Senate seat vacated by Virgil Goode.

Brawl


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Several Virginia Tech football players now face criminal charges.
The charges stem from a fight back in August.
A Montgomery County grand jury returned nine indictments yesterday.
Six current players and one former player face misdemeanor charges of assault and battery.
Another player-- Angelo Harrison is charged with a FELONY-- attempted malicious wounding.
In an UNRELATED incident-- dating back to last July-- player Brad Baylor was charged with abduction, also a felony.
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Yesterday, head coach Frank Beamer issued some suspensions, after meeting with Athletic Director Dave Braine and Tech president Paul Torgersen.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VT FOOTBALL COACH: IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY AGREED THAT SOME SUSPENSIONS WERE IN ORDER, SIMPLY BECAUSE, AS STATED, THESE PLAYERS PUT THEMSELVES IN A POSITION TO BE CHARGED WITH VIOLATIONS.))
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Beamer stressed the suspensions should not be interpreted as an indication of guilt or innocence.
The fight outside Squires Student Center seriously injured two track team members.
Blacksburg police conducted a two- month investigation, interviewing about 100 people.
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As for the incident involving Brad Baylor, a 19- year- old U-V-A student claims Baylor forced him into an apartment and made him drink large amounts of alcohol under threat of bodily injury.
Blacksburg police found the teen lying unconscious on a sidewalk.

WV-EXPLOSION


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An explosion and chemical leak at a West Virginia plant that takes apart ammunition has injured more than dozen people.
The explosion occurred shortly after 9 last night in Wyoming County, about 75 miles south of Charleston.
The blast lead to the leak of sodium hydroxide, a corrosive liquid that can cause skin and breathing problems.
There is no word yet on what caused the explosion.

Central-Races


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Campbell County restaurants can now serve mixed drinks after passing a referendum for their area.
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Voters there passed the measure by a 5 to 1 margin Tuesday.
The new law will allow restaurants to serve mixed alcoholic drinks in addition to wine and beer.
Supporters say they were tired of losing business to restaurants in neighboring Lynchburg.
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((JEANNE STANLEY/RESTAURANT OWNER: PEOPLE TELL ME ALL THE TIME, `WELL, JEANNE WE HEAD ON INTO LYNCHBURG BECAUSE SO AND SO LIKE A DRINK BEFORE A MEAL'. AND IT MIGHT BE ONLY ONE PERSON IN THAT PARTY OF FOUR THAT WANTS THE DRINK, THE REST OF THEM WOULD BE HAPPY WITH THE WINE OR THE BEER.))
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Meanwhile in Bedford County, college administrator Robert Bashore
(BAY-shore) won a tight race for the District Four supervisor's seat.


Bashore edged out businessman John White by about 130 votes in the special election to replace Wayne Newcomb.
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Gas


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A former Danville water and gas department employee has filed a federal lawsuit against the city.
Lewis Paul Smith claims that residential gas customers in Danville were overbilled last winter by about one- point- two million dollars -- and that the city refused to issue refunds.
Smith is seeking unspecified damages for alleged wrongful firing.
City Manager Ray Griffin said he's aware of the suit but declined to comment.

Va-GOP


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Virginia Republicans are happy with the results of Tuesday's elections.
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The state came through for Bob Dole --not allowing Bill Clinton to turn a 32 year tide of G-O-P success in Virginia.
And the party's leadership gave the visual cue that "In-fighting" over John Warner should end with his victory.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN ))
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Probable 19-97 nominee for governor Jim Gilmore had a good evening too.
Two ballot issues he pushed for won big.
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A modern phenomenon in Virginia could benefit Gilmore as well.
Over the last two decades, when the nation chose a president of one party, Virginians chose a governor of the other party the next year.

Goode


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State Senator Virgil Goode is moving from Richmond to Washington after being elected to the House of Representatives.
But now that Goode is poised for Congress who would like to fill his shoes in Richmond?
Teresa Hamilton takes a look.
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Franklin County could not have been a better place to proclaim Virgil Goode a winner. nat sound from last night
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The Rocky Mount native was cautious throughout the evening.
It actually took two trips to the podium before admitting he'd won.
He carried not only Danville but also Bedford and Pittsylvania Counties-- areas his challenger George Landrith secured two years ago in his run against L. F. Payne.
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((VIRGIL GOODE/D-CONGRESSMAN ELECT:I THINK THAT PEOPLE WHO LOOK AT ISSUES RATHER THAN PARTY LABELS HELPED A WHOLE LOT IN THIS ELECTION. ))
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A spokesman for Goode says the democrat will resign from his state senate post.
This sets the stage for a special election, possibly in December.
Whatever happens, Democrat Roscoe Reynolds, is definitely interested.
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((DEL. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D- MARTINSVILLE:THE ALMOST ELEVEN YEARS THAT I HAVE SPENT IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES HAS HELPED ME TO UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE 20TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT. ))
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Democrat Ward Armstrong is also interested, but says he'll step aside if Reynolds, wants the post. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

Dudley


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Meanwhile, Republican faithfuls are trying to find a candidate of their own to fill Virgil Goode's senatorial seat.
The one name that keeps coming up is Allen Dudley, the state delegate from the 9th District.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


But he says he's not quite ready to throw his hat in the ring- at least not yet.
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((DEL. ALLEN DUDLEY/R- ROCKY MOUNT: AT THIS POINT I REALLY CAN'T MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT. )) ((DUDLEY: I CONSIDER THAT A MAJOR DECISION AND WE'VE GOT TO GIVE SOME CAREFUL THOUGHT TO IT. ))
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Dudley says he's received a number of phone calls from people encouraging him to run for the State Senate.
He says he'll make a decision in the coming weeks.
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Fuller


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The wife of a prominent Roanoke pastor died yesterday.
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Pat Fuller was the wife of Doctor Charles Fuller.
Sources say she had been suffering from cancer.
Doctor Fuller is the pastor of Roanoke's First Baptist Church.
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Pat Fuller was 66.
2-HEADlines
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Eight Virginia Tech football players have been charged with beating a member of the track team during an on-campus brawl.
A grand jury indicted the players yesterday for their involvement in the August 31st attack.
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President Clinton is back in the White House where last night.. he threw a party to thank voters.
Meanwhile, changes to the cabinet are beginning to come into focus.
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And dozens of homes are evacuated in St. Louis after a tanker truck full of gasoline overturns and catches fire on a busy highway.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday, November 7th.

CABINET


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Sources say Secretary of State Warren Christopher will announce today that he's resigning.
Christopher's departure is expected to be just the first of many cabinet changes in President Clinton's second term.
Meantime, President Clinton is back in the White House, where last night he threw a party to thank voters.
Lee Cowan files this report.
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((TRACK: FOR PRESIDENT CLINTON, HIS FIRST POST-ELECTION DAY WAS ABOUT CELEBRATING. AT A MASSIVE PARTY FOR SEVERAL HUNDRED SUPPORTERS FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY LAST NIGHT, THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF SIMPLY SAID "THANK YOU."

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"LAST NIGHT WHEN THE VOTE CAME IN I THOUGHT OF EVERYONE...I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU...THERE ARE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO WE'VE HELPED TO HAVE A SECOND CHANCE." (21:23:49:00)
TRACK: ALONG WITH THE PRAISING HIS SUPPORTERS, THE PRESIDENT REMINDED THEM THAT THE VICTORY LIGHT WILL BE FLEETING....AND MUCH WORK LIES AHEAD.

SOT: "LET'S WAKE UP TOMORROW PROUD WE'VE WON AND THINK ABOUT HOW WE GO ABOUT

BUILDING THAT BRIDGE TO THE 21-ST CENTURY." (21z26z00)
TRACK: AS EARLY AS TODAY....THE PRESIDENT WILL BEGIN LOOKING CLOSELY AT HIS INNER CIRCLE. AT LEAST FOUR AND PERHAPS SIX MEMBERS MAY BE LEAVING.>>>INCLUDING WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF LEON PANETTA, SECRETARY OF STATE WARREN CHRISTOPHER, DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM PERRY AND ADVISOR GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS .... SO FAR THERE'S LITTLE MORE THAN SPECULATION ON WHO WILL BE REPLACING WH_> A PRESS CONFERENCE IS PROMISED BY WEEK'S END.
FOR HIS PART, BOB DOLE.....NOW OFFICIALLY CITIZEN DOLE ...>IS PLANNING HIS RETIREMENT..>.STARTING WITH A VACATION AT HIS HOME IN FLORIDA.
LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

John-Warner


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Virginia's reliance on defense spending surely helped John Warner pull out a victory.
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The Senator finished the night with a six-point victory --- closer than the

polls suggested.
And many voters may have chosen partly because of the possibility he'd head the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee.
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But in the morning-after analysis, Warner now says it looks like South Carolina's Strom Thurmond won't give up the chairmanship.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VA: STROM AS HE APPROACHES HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY MIGHT CONSIDER RELINQUISHING SOME OF THOSE RESPONSIBILITIES. AT THIS TIME I DON'T HAVE ANY PLANS TO TRY TO CHALLENGE HIM. THEREFORE WE'LL SEE WITH THE PASSAGE OF TIME THERE COMES A POINT WHERE MAYBE AT AGE 98 HE MIGHT SAY "WELL PERHAPS NOW'S A GOOD TIME TO SHIFT THE LEADERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE."))
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Senator Warner will probably retain his chairmanship of the Senate Rules committee.
He pledged on election day to lead the fight in the Senate for campaign finance reform.
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((NO OTHER CANDIDATE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAD ROUGHLY TEN MILLION DOLLARS OF PERSONAL SPENDING DUMPED ON HIM.))
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Warner says Mark Warner's spending was bad for Virginia.
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Mark-Warner


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Tuesday may have spelled defeat for Mark Warner, but he said he was proud of the race he ran.
And he defended his decision to spend millions of his own money on the campaign.
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Warner said he believes more voters were offended by contributions John Warner accepted from political action committees.
The democratic challenger said he still believes his personal contributions were a good investment.
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((MARK WARNER: THERE IS NOTHING I FEEL ASHAMED OF IN THIS CAMPAIGN. NOTHING I REGRET FROM THE TIME, THE ENERGY OR THE RESOURCES I PUT IN. AND IN TERMS OF MY POLITICAL STOCK BEING AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH, STOCKS GO UP AND DOWN, BUT I THINK I MAY BE A LONG- TERM HOLD.))
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Mark Warner did not speculate on his political future.
He says he will devote more attention to his businesses and head to Florida for a family vacation.

GAS-TANKER


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As many as 50 homes were evacuated last near St. Louis when a tanker truck full of gasoline overturned and burned on a busy highway.
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SUPER=03-Richmond Hgts., MO;


The driver managed to escape with only minor injuries before the truck burst into flames.
It then took fire fighters several hours to put out the flames.
The accident caused massive traffic jams in the area and homes were evacuated because of the heavy smell of gasoline.
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BOSTON-COLLEGE


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Thirteen football players at Boston College are under suspension for alleged gambling.
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The players allegedly bet on college and professional football and on major league baseball games, including this year's World Series.
Some even bet against their own team.
But prosecutors say there's no evidence at this time that the outcome of any Boston College football game was influenced by gambling.
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Tech-Brawl


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More trouble for the Virginia Tech football team.
A Montgomery County grand jury indicted eight players and one former player were indicted yesterday on criminal charges.
As Tracy Altizer reports, most of the charges result from an on campus brawl.
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EXPLOSION


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More than a dozen people have been injured in an explosion and chemical leak at a plant in West Virginia that takes apart ammunition.
The explosion occurred shortly after 9 last night in Wyoming County, about 75 miles south of Charleston.
The blast lead to the leak of sodium hydroxide, a corrosive liquid that can cause skin and breathing problems.
There is no word yet on what caused the explosion.

Rail-Merger


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C-S-X has upped the stakes in the ongoing bidding war with Norfolk Southern.
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The Richmond railroad has increased its offer to buy Conrail.
Norfolk Southern's buyout proposal is still higher- but Conrail has agreed to stick with the C-S-X bid.
The amended deal between the two railroads also tightens several restrictions that will make it difficult for either of them to strike a deal with another competitor like N-S.
Before any deal is signed though, it must be voted on by Conrail shareholders next month.
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Payne


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Death row inmate Joseph Payne is still awaiting word on his clemency request.
Payne is scheduled to die tonight for the 19-85 slaying of a fellow inmate.
Either Governor Allen or the U-S Supreme Court could block the execution.

Abused-Woman


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A North Carolina woman is walking all the way to New York to prove how much she loves her children, and raise awareness of domestic abuse.
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Michelle Buisch stopped in Roanoke yesterday.
She says she moved to North Carolina from New York, to escape an abusive relationship.
But she could not make it back to New York for a court hearing, and lost custody of her two children.
She's hoping her walk will help convince the judge how much she wants them back.
Buisch is asking people to let her know she's not alone, by walking with her.
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((MICHELLE BUISCH/THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY PEOPLE THAT HAVE TOLD ME, IF THERE'S ANYTHING I CAN DO TO HELP JUST LET MY KNOW. WELL I'M LETTING YOU KNOW. I DON'T WANT YOUR MONEY, I JUST WANT YOUR SUPPORT ))
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Buisch will continue her walk this morning, leaving the Turning Point shelter at eight.


Ski-Club


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Winter is just around the corner.
And for local ski enthusiasts, the snow can not fall soon enough.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Last night the Roanoke Ski Club kicked off the new season with its annual show.
Members got to check out new equipment, clothing, and resort packages.
Organizers say the sport's popularity continues to grow.
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((BILL FRANZ/ROANOKE SKI CLUB: THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING INTERESTED IN SKIING EVEN THE AGE BRACKET OF PEOPLE SKIING-- YOU KNOW, FROM FIVE YEAR OLDS AND SIX YEAR OLDS ON UP. THE SKIING COMMUNITY IN THIS AREA HAS GROWN QUITE A BIT OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. ))
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Franz says the club is active all year round--
During winter members take ski trips-- summer events include mountain biking, canoeing, and rafting.
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((JOE STEVENS/SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT: THE ROANOKE SKI CLUB HAS BEEN AROUND FOR SOME TIME AND THEY DO A REALLY GOOD JOB AT PROMOTING THE SPORT AND THIS GIVES A CHANCE FOR THE MEMBERS WHO ARE YEAR- ROUND MEMBERS TO COME IN AND SEE WHAT'S NEW, BUT IT ALSO GIVES THEM THE CHANCE TO ATTRACT THE NEW SKIERS. ))
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Stevens says Snowshoe already has plenty of powder-- and will open for skiers NEXT Friday.
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4-Scores


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Matt Geiger helped Charlotte rally from a halftime deficit and hand the Los Angeles Lakers their first loss of the season 88-to-78.
For all of last night's scores from the hard wood and hard water, let's check the boards.
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