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Straight ahead-
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Poll results show who's ahead in the Governor's race.
A 19 year old says she did not kill a baby.
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((HE WAS LAYING THERE WITH HIS EYES WERE HALF CLOSED. HE WASN'T FOCUSING.))
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Police investigate the brother in the death of a Hollins student.
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Wx-Heads
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Such a cold morning but now temperatures will moderate a bit. Clouds and showers on the way as well.

medical-heads


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And on Health Check, the Clinton Administration pledges a plan--
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to make quality day care more available and affordable.
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((IT IS AMERICA'S NEXT GREAT FRONTIER. IN STRENGTHENING OUR FAMILIES AND OUR FUTURE. ))
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((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE CANNOT TAKE THIS FOR GRANTED. THE TRUTH IS THAT THE POLLS DON'T MATTER IF THE PEOPLE DON'T VOTE.)) ((DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I'VE BEEN IN ENOUGH ELECTIONS TO KNOW THAT LATE POLLS DON'T MEAN MUCH. ))
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The sands are shifting in the race for governor.
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5-Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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Ten months and six NEWS-7 Mason-Dixon polls later,
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Republican Jim Gilmore is edging away.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with the numbers.
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ANCHOR=ellen
Jean, there are TWO media polls out today,SUPER=@Ellen1;
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both showing the same trend in governor's race.
Let's start with ours.
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In a poll conducted Sunday through Tuesday, 42- percent of likely voters say they like Don Beyer to 46- percent for Jim Gilmore.
That four point lead finally puts Gilmore just outside the three-and-a-half percent margin of error -- into a clear frontrunner slot.
Among white voters, Gilmore's got a 16- point advantage.
Among black voters, Beyer's well out in front... but NOT by the margin recent Democrats have needed statewide with black voters to win.
Regionally, Gilmore is now leading or up slightly within the margin of error in every region of the state except Northern Virginia, Beyer's home turf. ))
LIVE=Ellen full/State Microwave
SUPER=22-Richmond;


So that's our poll.
The Washington Post also released a poll today that showed Gilmore up by a slightly bigger margin.
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It also asked some issue questions that may be more bad news for Beyer.
ANCHOR=Jean

WEREN'T SOME OF THE QUESTIONS ABOUT ABORTION?
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Right Jean.
One question was on pregnant teens having to get a parent's PERMISSION -- not just notified -- before an abortion.
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The other question was whether a wife should be required to inform her husband before getting an abortion.
The Supreme Court won't allow that -- but Jim Gilmore said two weeks ago he favored the concept, and was blasted by Don Beyer.
The Post poll on both issues showed more Virginians agree with Gilmore on further abortion limits.
double boxes Jean/Ellen


That appears to be a change of heart over recent years' polls on these issues.
ANCHOR=Jean

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You can find the poll results on the W-D-B-J home page-- at W-D-B-J Seven dot com. The numbers should be on line beginning at 8 tonight.

5-Bramblett


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Earl Bramblett did not attend the funeral of the Hodges family in 1994.
He told other family members he did not have the right clothes to wear.
A brother of one of the murder victims testified today that the family offered to take care of that so he could attend the funeral.
But Bramblett still didn't go.
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At the trial today, Randy Hodges also testified Bramblett gave him some books on serial killings.
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It was just before Blaine, Teresa Hodges and their two children were found dead in their burning home in Vinton.
Two days AFTER the fire, Bramblett went to a pawn shop and bought a gun.
It was the same caliber as the revolver used to kill the Hodges.
Bramblett used the Hodges' home address on the firearms form and got prompt approval from state police for for the 100-dollar purchase.
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((JOHN MULLINS/PAWN SHOP OWNER: I NEVER EVEN PUT IT TOGETHER UNTIL HE WAS GONE. BUT YOU DID RECOGNIZE THE ADDRESS AT THE TIME? YES. AND DID YOU ASK HIM ABOUT THAT? NO.))
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Mullins said he thought Bramblett was a family member and had no idea at the time that the man might be a suspect in the fire.

5-Harper


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The search for the killer of a Hollins College student now focuses on her brother, a James Madison University student.
Police collected evidence at Matthew Harper's home in Harrisonburg.
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SUPER=03-Fairfax Co./November 1995;


Anne Harper was found dead two years ago after a fire at her home in Northern Virginia.
The Hollins College junior was stabbed once in the chest.
The fire turned out to be arson.
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Authorities are waiting for results of lab tests from her brother's duplex.

5-Farmer


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A 29-year old Danville man has been sentenced to life in prison for selling cocaine.
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SUPER=03-Danville/Last Year;


Marlowe Andre Farmer was arrested as part of the federal drug roundup-- Operation Flashpoint.
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((DON WOLTHUIS/ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY: HE WAS A VERY KEY PLAYER IN THE CONSPIRACY ... DANVILLE-PITTSYLVANIA AREA.))
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Judge Jackson Kiser sentenced Farmer to life in prison with no possibility of parole-
He took into account evidence that Farmer shot and injured a Danville police officer during a drug raid last November.
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5-Au-Pair


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A teenager from England charged with murdering a baby in her care- took the stand in her own defense.
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Louise Woodward says she never did anything to hurt the eight month old boy.
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((ATTORNEY: DID YOU EVER SHAKE MATTHEW EVEN VIOLENTLY? LOUIS WOODWARD/DEFENDANT: NO. ATTORNEY: DID YOU EVER HIT MATTHEW? WOODWARD: NO. ATTORNEY: DID YOU EVER SLAM MATTHEW ABOUT THE HEAD? NO.))
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Prosecutors say Woodward killed the baby by shaking him and slamming his head against a hard surface.
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A group of Halifax students faces serious charges for what was considered more than a little fist-fight. The story next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
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And this mangled metal is a toppled t-v tower that killed three workers. Details ahead.
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ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- checking out the latest option to help smokers kick the habit.
Plus-- a new addition for Catawba Hospital means more complete patient care. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Patrick is checking out Haunted Houses
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A live report- just in time for Halloween. Stick around. cc sponsor
Comm Break#1


5-Bus-Fight


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Three boys who seriously injured another student on a Halifax school bus are facing felony charges.
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Everyone involved says the incident happened when bus number five pulled up to 14-year old Chris Easley's stop Monday.
He allegedly jumped on 15-year old Daniel Morris, who was also riding the bus.
Easley's 13-year old brother Larry and 17-year old cousin boarded the bus, pushed the driver aside and apparently began punching and kicking Morris.
Larry Easley is under house arrest-- the others are in detention centers.
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((LARRY EASLEY: WHEN I FINISHED BEATING HIM UP I FELT GOOD BUT RIGHT NOW SINCE I'M ON HOUSE ARREST, I DON'T FEEL SO GOOD. MY BROTHER GONE, SO I DON'T FEEL SO GOOD.))
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All three boys face malicious wounding charges-- two could be tried as adults.
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((DANIEL MORRIS/VICTIM: I JUST WANT THEM TO GO TO JAIL BECAUSE I DON'T THINK IT WAS RIGHT FOR ALL THREE OF THEM TO JUMP ON ME LIKE THAT. THERE WAS ONLY ONE OF ME AND I HADN'T SAID ANYTHING TO THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE.))
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Larry Easley is also charged with trespassing for boarding the bus.
Halifax school superintendent Dennis Witt says the teens are suspended for the rest of the school year.
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5-AL-Bus


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wipe wipe wipe
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Dozens of Alabama schoolchildren headed on a field trip wound up in the hospital instead.
The charter buses crashed while headed to the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.
At least 55 children and adults were hurt- none of the injuries is life threatening.
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5-Tower-Collapse


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A Television transmission tower fell over killing three workers in Mississippi.
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Witnesses say it hit so hard it made the ground shake.
The trio was hired to re-string cable that holds the tower in place.
The three were reportedly high up the tower when it collapsed.
The 31 year old tower weighs nearly a ton-
It was one of the tallest in the country.
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Some houses aren't just haunted during Halloween, but all year long... and Patrick is checking them out when NEWS-7 AT FIVE returns.. STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-HAUNTED-HOUSE


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Nothing conjurs up the feel of Halloween better than a good ghost story
Patrick Evans has several tales from a mansion that is frequently mentioned among the prominent places that house ghosts.
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Forecasts
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A look back at last night's chilly World Series game in Cleveland.
ANCHOR=Connie


And on Health Check-- moving from Health Care-- to Child Care.
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A Presidential plan to improve day care, so it's better, cheaper, and more available.
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((HILLARY CLINTON: WHAT HAPPENS TO A CHILD IN THE EARLIEST YEARS AFFECTS HOW WELL HE OR SHE LEARNS FOR A LIFETIME.))
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5-Child-Care


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The Clinton Administration makes a promise for a plan to improve the quality and portability of child care.
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President Clinton is calling for businesses to do more to help workers find child care-- and for schools to keep their buildings open after classes.
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((OBVIOUSLY, IF PEOPLE ARE WORRIED SICK ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN AND THEY FAIL AT WORK, IT'S NOT JUST INDIVIDUAL FIRMS, IT'S THE ECONOMIC FABRIC AND STRENGTH OF THE COUNTRY THAT'S WEAKENED. FAR MORE IMPORTANT, IF PEOPLE FAIL AT HOME THEY'VE FAILED IN OUR MOST IMPORTANT JOB, AND OUR MOST SOLEMN RESPONSIBILITY.))
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
A new poll by Parents Magazine shows that most Americans share the Clinton's concern for the state of child care in this country.
While nearly 75-percent of American families with young children use some form of childcare-- fewer than 50-percent had what they called a very positive experience with it.
And 60-percent of those used some sort of out-of-home child care and said that they were so unhappy-- they stopped using it.
For many, just leaving a new baby in the care of another is hard enough-- bringing along feelings of guilt and fear.
Though there is encouraging evidence about the power of the mother-child bond.
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((DR. BERNADINE HEALY/CBS MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: BACK IN 1991, THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT FUNDED A 30 MILLION DOLLAR LONG TERM STUDY OF CHILDCARE, LOOKING AT BABIES FROM BIRTH ON, IN VARIOUS FORMS OF DAY CARE, AND WHAT THEY WERE ABLE TO SHOW IS THAT RELATIONSHIP, THE MATERNAL MUCH MORE THAN THE DAYCARE SITUATION THE CHILD IS IN. IF YOU HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP-- AND THERE ARE THREE E'S-- THAT THEY CAME UP WITH. AND EDUCATIONALLY ORIENTED MOTHER, AN EMOTIONALLY SECURE MOTHER, AND AN ECONOMICALLY SOUND FAMILY, THAT THEY CAN TOLERATE ALL SORTS OF DAY CARE WHEN MOM'S AT WORK. ))
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And of course, Dr. Healy points out it's not just a mother's issue-- men are more emotionally engaged in their child's care than ever before.
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5-Zyban


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More help for smokers trying to quit.
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The New England Journal of Medicine reports on a study showing nearly a quarter of those given the anti-depressant Zyban are still NOT smoking a year later.
That compares with only 12-percent of the smokers who were given a placebo medication.
Researchers also found those taking Zyban gained less weight compared to the others in the study.
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5-Catawba-Hospital


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Catawba Hospital is welcoming it's latest addition-- a new building for Patient Activities.
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The facility is named after former hospital director, Dr. Michael March, and Roanoke Delegate Vic Thomas.
The Marsh-Thomas building boasts a gymnasium and exercise room, as well as areas for recration therapy and rehabilitation services.
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((DR. MAUREEN SCHNITTGER/ CLINICAL DIRECTOR;SO WITH OPENING WITH THIS PATIENT ACTIVITY BUILDING IT WILL NOW ALLOW US TO SERVE THE PATIENTS AWAY FROM THE UNITS AND PROVIDE THEM MUCH MORE MODERN STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT TO RECEIVE THOSE DIFFERENT THERAPIES SUCH AS ; MUSIC THERAPY,RECREATION THERAPY,AND ARTS AND CRAFTS.))
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Another building on the hospital grounds was renovated.
Delegate Thomas helped secure the three-million dollars needed for the project.
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5-Science-Fair


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It's called dihydrogen monoxide.
It causes thousands of deaths a year, excessive sweating, vomiting and land erosion.
Maybe it should be banned.
That's just how Nathan Zohner presented his case at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair this year.
He asked 50 other high school sophomores if they favored a ban.
Most of them did.
Only one other student knew that dihydrogen monoxide is just another name for water.
Zohner says it just goes to show the power of propaganda.
It also shows what it takes to win the science fair's grand prize.
2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


In the world of sports-- the Virginia Tech Hokies are heading on to West Virginia for this weekend's huge game.
ANCHOR=Connie


That report along with a recap of the competitive world series matchup.
Here's Mike.

S5-Series


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The ticker gets started today with news that Dennis Rodman has agreed to
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play this coming season with the Chicago Bulls.
The wild one signed a one year this afternoon.
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Meanwhile, the World Series between Cleveland and Florida is now tied at 2 to 2 with game FIVE scheduled for tonight at Jacobs Field in Cleveland.
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The Indians were up 3 to nothing through 6 innings last night and 21 year old Jaret Wright made it stand.
Wright gave up three runs and five hits in six innings. He also struck out five and improved his record in the post season to 3 and 0.
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((JARET WRIGHT/GAME FOUR WINNING PITCHER: )) ((DARREN DAULTON/MARLINS FIRST BASEMAN: )) ((DAVE JUSTICE/INDIANS OUTFIELDER: ))
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Rain is in forecast for the game tonight. The Indians will start Orel Hershiser while the Marlins will send Livan Hernandez to the hill. Game time is 8-thirty.

S5-Tech


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The Virginia Tech Hokies will workout tomorrow in Pennsylvania before venturing into Morgantown on Saturday morning.
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You of course can catch the game LIVE on Your Hometown Station Saturday afternoon at 3:30.
Both teams come into the game after an off week, and both come in with the understanding of how big this game truly is when it comes to crowning a league champion.
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UVa is home Saturday night hosting a Florida State team that still hasn't forgotten that 1995 loss to the Cavs under the Scott Stadium lights.
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S5-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
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The Roanoke Express left town this morning for the team's first road trip of the season.
It is a one game swing into South Carolina where they will play Pee Dee Pride tomorrow.
Coming up at six, Steve Mason checks in with Roundhouse Wrapup, and show us hoe the players as well as the fans will need a roster and road map to get
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around the league this season.
Hope to see you at six.
Take care everybody. take a break

5-Kicker


ANCHOR=Jean
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Pumpkins are great for carving and pies-
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but some folks in New York think they're great for boating too- or maybe not.
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((DON'T LEAN BACK. OOH! ))
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The pumpkins did eventually make it down the lake-
It's the first ever Pumpkin Regatta- featuring four hollowed- out electrically powered pumpkins.
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