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7Beyer-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Virginia's candidates for governor are working harder to earn your votes. With less than one month to go before election day, they will meet face to face for a televised debate.
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VO-NAT
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Polls indicate it's a close race. Analysts expect Democrat Don Beyer and Republican Jim Gilmore will exchange barbs, but the overall tone of the debate will probably remain civil.
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SOT 13:20:19
IN Q=I WOULD LOOK

((RAY GARLAND/POLITICAL ANALYST: I WOULD LOOK FOR BOTH TO BE NICE BECAUSE IF THEY COME ACROSS AS UN-NICE IN THE MODERN AGE THAT'S VERY DANGEROUS THING TO BE. PUT A LITTLE RED MEAT ON THE TABLE TO STIMULATE THE PARTISANS. BUT FOR BOTH TO MAKE THE CASE--GILMORE TO SAY WE GOT A GOOD THING GOING LET'S KEEP IT GOING, FOR BEYER TO SAY WE CAN DO BETTER.))
SUPER=01-Ray Garland/Political Analyst;
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OUT Q=CAN SO BETTER
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VO-NAT


Garland says the number one issue thus far in the debate has been Gilmore's plan to reduce the personal property tax. Beyer has come up with his own proposal for cutting the tax.
Meanwhile both candidates are seeking the endorsement of former Governor Doug Wilder, who will moderate tonight's forum.
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Talent=Melanie
SS=Campaign 97


W-D-B-J will broadcast tonight's debate from Richmond. Our coverage begins at eight p-m.

7Fire-Dept-Recruits


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-62
GRAPHIC=none


The Roanoke City Fire Department is looking for a few good rescuers.
Members of the department spent this weekend recruiting new rescue workers at Valley View Mall.
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This is a way for the department to reach a lot of people in a short period of time.
They hope it helps change the stereotype surrounding the fire department.
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IN Q=WE WOULD LIKE

((LT. R.S. LEE/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE APPLICANTS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE, ALL ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS, MALE, FEMALE AND SO FORTH TO COME OUT AND TRY TO BECOME A PART OF THE ROANOKE FIRE-EMS SYSTEM.))
SUPER=01-Lt. R. S. Lee/Roanoke Fire-EMS;
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OUT Q=FIRE-EMS SYSTEM
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Lee says the department expects eight to 12 jobs to open up within the next year.
They're looking for people who are physically fit and have a strong desire to help others.
If this sounds like something you'd be interested in and you couldn't make it to Valley View Mall this weekend, you can pick up an application at the personnel office at the Fire Department.

7E-Fire-Prevention


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-60
GRAPHIC=Fire Safety


Safety issues took center stage as the Botetourt County's Read Mountain station opened its doors to the community yesterday.
Firefighters hope this will help protect homes in the community.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The annual open house helped kick off fire prevention week.
Children received special treatment getting to sit in the driver's seat of the vehicle of their choice.
The open house helps educate the public about the needs of the volunteer department--for instance this turnout gear carries a big price tag.
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SOT 14:49:03
IN Q=LET THE COMMUNITY

((CHIEF ADAM FLEMING/READ MT FIRE & RESCUE: LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW THAT WE'RE OUT HER FOR THEM. WE'RE GOING TO BE COMING, THIS IS WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO SEE WHEN WE PULL UP, WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT WE'RE GOING TO USE AS WELL AS PROMOTE SAFETY FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Chief Adam Fleming/Read Mtn. Fire & Rescue;
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OUT Q=FOR THE COMMUNITY
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VO-NAT


Fire fighters will spend the week visiting area daycare centers to educate preschoolers on fire safety.
The Read Mountain Fire and Rescue Department is a joint effort between Botetourt and Roanoke Counties.
It serves Southwest Botetourt County and East Roanoke County.
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7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


Taking a look at your weather outlook as you start the work week...
Feeling a bit like summer with Sunny and warm today highs in the low to mid 80's.
Tonight look clear with comfortable overnight lows in the mid to upper 50s.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 10/7/97
Tuesday:

SUPER=130-6/Whitney Yopp/Ferrum;



SUPER=130-12/Amanada Early/Elliston;



SUPER=130-78/Floyd Kanode/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-1/Treasure Williams/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Edd Wilson/Gretna;



SUPER=130-1/Adam Persinger/Covington;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Charles Brown/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-35/David Flinchum/Christiansburg;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-60th/Wesley & Ethel McPeak/Pilot;



SUPER=130-/Tracy Bousman/Snow Creek;




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55Beyer-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


The two candidates hoping to succeed George Allen in the Governor's mansion face off tonight in Richomd.
Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer will debate for the first time on live T-V.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


Political Analysts predict it could change the tide in a race that is so far too close to call.
They also expect the overall tone of the debate to remain civil.
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SOT 13:20:19
IN Q=I WOULD LOOK

((RAY GARLAND/POLITICAL ANALYST: I WOULD LOOK FOR BOTH TO BE NICE BECAUSE IF THEY COME ACROSS AS UN-NICE IN THE MODERN AGE THAT'S VERY DANGEROUS THING TO BE. PUT A LITTLE RED MEAT ON THE TABLE TO STIMULATE THE PARTISANS. BUT FOR BOTH TO MAKE THE CASE--GILMORE TO SAY WE GOT A GOOD THING GOING LET'S KEEP IT GOING, FOR BEYER TO SAY WE CAN DO BETTER.))
SUPER=01-Ray Garland/Political Analyst;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=CAN SO BETTER
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VO-NAT


Garland says the number one issue so far in the campaign has been Gilmore's plan to reduce the personal property tax.
BEYER has come up with his own proposal for cutting the tax.
Meanwhile both candidates are seeking the endorsement of former Governor Doug Wilder, who will moderate tonight's forum.
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Talent=Melanie
SS=Campaign 97


W-D-B-J will broadcast tonight's debate from Richmond. Our coverage begins at eight p-m.

55E-Higher-Education


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-71
GRAPHIC=Education


Educators at the state's Universities and Colleges predict the next governor will hold office during a crucial time for higher education in the Commonwealth.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Thursday;


In Roanoke last week, the Faculty Senate of Virginia considered some of the important issues facing higher education in the next century.
Members heard from Beyer, and a representative from Gilmore's campaign.
They argued that this is a critical time for higher education in Virginia.
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SOT 11:09:21
IN Q=It's an important time

((THOMAS SHERMAN/FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT: IT'S AN IMPORTANT TIME BECAUSE THERE ARE INCREASING NEEDS. WE SEE INCREASING NEEDS AND WE SEE THE EXPRESSION OF THESE INCREASING NEEDS. SO IT'S AN IMPORTANT DECISION FOR WHERE WE'RE GOING TO GO, PARTICULARLY AS WE LOOK TO THE FUTURE AND THE 21ST CENTURY AND THINK ABOUT WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Sherman/Faculty Senate President;
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OUT Q=the 21st century.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Education


The Faculty Senate of Virginia represents educators at all of the state's public and private institutions of higher education.

55E-Fire-Prevention


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-60
GRAPHIC=Fire Safety


Fire trucks at the Read Mountain station were rolling yestserday but not to a fire.
Fire fighters at the Botetourt County station hosted an open up house in an effort to better inform the public about the department.
The annual
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;

open house helped kick off fire prevention week.
Children received special treatment getting to sit in the driver's seat of the vehicle of their choice.
The open house helps educate the public about the needs of the volunteer department-- for instance this turnout gear carries a big price tag.
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SOT 14:49:03
IN Q=LET THE COMMUNITY

((CHIEF ADAM FLEMING/READ MT FIRE & RESCUE: LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW THAT WE'RE OUT HER FOR THEM. WE'RE GOING TO BE COMING, THIS IS WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO SEE WHEN WE PULL UP, WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT WE'RE GOING TO USE AS WELL AS PROMOTE SAFETY FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Chief Adam Fleming/Read Mtn. Fire & Rescue;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=FOR THE COMMUNITY
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VO-NAT


Fire fighters will spend the week visiting area daycare centers to educate preschoolers on fire safety.
The Read Mountain Fire and Rescue Department is a joint effort between Botetourt and Roanoke Counties.
It serves Southwest Botetourt County and East Roanoke County.
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55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


Taking a look at your Monday forecast...
A bit of indian summer this week.
Today's outlook calls for sunny skies and warm teperatures -- highs in the low to mid 80's.
Tonight look clear with comfortable with nice sleeping weather -- overnight lows in the mid to upper 50s.
And taking a look ahead...
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8E-Debate


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-55
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97

**Note Anchor Tag**
The two candidates for Governor debate for the first time tonight in Richmond.
The forum will be moderated by former governor Doug Wilder.
Denise Allen has a preview.
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IN Q=Democrat Don Beyer
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SUPER=01-Ray Garland/Political Analyst; :25
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((Democrat Don Beyer and Republican Jim Gilmore are in a dead heat.
The hot issue of the race has been Gilmore's proposal to reduce property taxes.
His supporters say Beyer jumped on the band wagon, after criticizing Gilmore's plan, by creating his proposal.
Republicans say this shows Beyer's wishy washy ways.
But political analyst Ray Garland says that's not necessarily so.
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SOT 13:16:41
IN Q=HE AT LEAST

((RAY GARLAND/POLITICAL ANALYST: HE AT LEAST WENT PART OF THE WAY TO NEUTRALIZE GILMORE'S ADVANTAGE AND PROBABLY IT WOULD BE TOO RISKY TO MAKE A BOLD THING TO SAY WE NEED TO KEEP VIRGINIA MOVING TO ATTEND TO EDUCATION TO HIGHWAYS, ETC. THAT WOULD BE A VERY RISKY STRATEGY.))
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But Garland expects Gilmore to move ahead in the polls.
He says Virginians feel good about the ways things are going in the state, so they're likely to choose the candidate most similar to George Allen.
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SOT 13:18:26
IN Q=WHAT GILMORE HAS TO

((GARLAND: WHAT GILMORE HAS TO DO IS TO SAY GEORGE ALLEN HAS COMPILED A GOOD RECORD. HE'S CUT CRIME, HE'S INCREASED JOBS, HE'S BEGUN THE REFORM OF EDUCATION. HE'S REDUCED THE RATE OF GROWTH OF THE GOVERNMENT AND WE NEED TO CONTINUE THAT AND I AM THE LOGICAL PERSON TO DO THAT AND I THINK WE'LL SEE IN THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS OF THE CAMPAIGN THE PRESENCE OF GOVERNOR ALLEN.))
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OUT Q=OF GOVERNOR ALLEN

((DENISE ALLEN/REPORTER: GARLAND SAYS BEYER AND GILMORE ARE CHARISMATICALLY CHALLENGED.
HE SAYS BOTH CANDIDATES NEED TO GENERATE EXCITEMENT IN THEIR OWN CAMPS SO WORKERS WILL BE WILLING TO POUND THE PAVEMENT FOR VOTES.
GARLAND SAYS WITH MUCH OF THE BLACK VOTE UNDECIDED, ULTIMATELY THE RACE MAY COME DOWN TO WHO COMES OUT TO VOTE.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Campaign 97


WDBJ-7 will air tonight's debate live.
Coverage begins on your Hometown Station at eight p-m.

8Fire-Dept-Recruits


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-62
GRAPHIC=none


The Roanoke City Fire Department spent Saturday and Sunday recruiting new rescue workers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This is a way for the department to reach a lot of people in a short period of time.
They hope it helps change the stereotype surrounding the fire department.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:30:05
IN Q=WE WOULD LIKE

((LT. R.S. LEE/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE APPLICANTS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE, ALL ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS, MALE, FEMALE AND SO FORTH TO COME OUT AND TRY TO BECOME A PART OF THE ROANOKE FIRE-EMS SYSTEM.))
SUPER=01-Lt. R. S. Lee/Roanoke Fire-EMS;
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OUT Q=FIRE-EMS SYSTEM
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=none


Lee says the department expects eight to 12 jobs to open up within the next year.
They're looking for people who are physically fit and have a strong desire to help others.
If this sounds like something you'd be interested in and you couldn't make it to Valley View Mall this weekend, you can pick up an application at the personnel office at the Fire Department.

8E-Fire-Prevention


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-60)
GRAPHIC=Fire Safety


Instead of being called out into the community to help, fire fighters from Botetourt County's Read Mountain station called the community in.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The annual open house helped kick off fire prevention week.
The event helps educate the public about the needs of the department-- for instance this turnout gear carries a big price tag.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:49:03
IN Q=LET THE COMMUNITY

((CHIEF ADAM FLEMING/READ MT FIRE & RESCUE: LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW THAT WE'RE OUT HER FOR THEM. WE'RE GOING TO BE COMING, THIS IS WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO SEE WHEN WE PULL UP, WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT WE'RE GOING TO USE AS WELL AS PROMOTE SAFETY FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Chief Adam Fleming/Read Mtn. Fire & Rescue;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=FOR THE COMMUNITY
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VO-NAT


Fire fighters will spend the week visiting area daycare centers to educate preschoolers on fire safety.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


Taking a look at your Monday forecast...
A bit of indian summer this week.
Today's outlook calls for sunny skies and warm teperatures -- highs in the low to mid 80's.
Tonight look clear with comfortable with nice sleeping weather -- overnight lows in the mid to upper 50s.
And taking a look ahead...
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SUPER=314-Sunny/and Warm/83-87/Clear with/a Light Breeze/54-58;Area Forecast

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