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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Two polls pick Gilmore as the front-runner in the governor's race.
We'll show you the numbers, coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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VO-NAT


And we'll hear from two of the boys involved in a fight on a Halifax County school bus this week.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Rodman signs, the Express hits the road for the first time this season.
We'll see how the Hokies plan to stop Famous Amos this weekend,
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VO-NAT eng#


Plus, the Florida State Seminoles talk about avoiding a repeat performance at Scott stadium this Saturday night.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Record lows tumble this morning. The cold hard facts and the forecast coming up.

Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


For the first time in ten months of polling, the race for governor has a front-runner.
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SOT
IN Q=Republican Jim Gilmore
RUNS=:52
OUT Q=47-39 advantage.


((Republican Jim Gilmore comes out on top in our latest NEWS 7/Mason-Dixon poll, with 46-percent support among likely voters.
Democrat Don Beyer's 42% puts Gilmore's four point lead just outside the margin of error-- finally making Gilmore the leader in this race.
Gilmore also came out on top today in a poll released by The Washington Post.
In our poll, Gilmore has a 53-37 advantage with white voters.
Beyer has a 68-12 advantage with black voters... but NO Virginia Democrat has won statewide office in modern times with less than 90- percent black support.
Doug Wilder declined to endorse Beyer in the midst of this poll being conducted.
Among men, Gilmore again has a 53-37 advantage.
Among women, Beyer has a slimmer 47-39 advantage.))
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Talent=Keith
SS=News 7 Poll


You can find the poll results on the W-D-B-J home page-- Take Fullscreen/Home Page Address the address is w-d-b-j 7 dot com. The numbers should be on line beginning at eight p-m.

Beyer


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


Beyer reacted to the news of the latest polls this afternoon in Roanoke County.
He says he isn't discouraged by the new numbers.
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SOT 15:29:16
IN Q=We knew this was

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO BE A CLOSE RACE FOR A LONG TIME. AND I'VE BEEN IN ENOUGH ELECTIONS WHERE I'VE SEEN THAT LATE POLLS REALLY DON'T MEAN MUCH.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=really don't mean much.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Don Beyer


Beyer says the challenge of the next 12 days is to persuade voters that there is more to this election than the car tax.

Goodview-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=Fire


A faulty woodstove may have sparked a fire that gutted a home in southern Bedford County this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


Crews from three area fire departments were called to this home on Parrish Road in Goodview around 10.
The blaze had started in the rear of the structure and quickly spread to the rest of the house.
Firefighters drew water from a nearby pond and a swimming pool to battle the fire.
Authorities believe a woodstove in the back of the home may be to blame.
The house is a total loss.
The family renting the building was not at home when the fire broke out.
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Harper


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Police looking for evidence in the murder of Hollins College student Anne Harper have seached her brother's house in Harrisonburg.
MATTHEW Harper is a student at James Madison University.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairfax Co./November 1995;


Two years ago his sister Anne was found stabbed to death on Thanksgiving Day at her home.
Her body was burned beyond recognition in a fire that turned out to be arson.
Anne Harper was a junior at Hollins College.
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Anchor=Keith
SS=Murder Investigation


Police won't say what they found at Matthew Harper's home.
They're waiting for the results of lab tests.

Bramblett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-72
GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett


Two days after the murder of the Hodges family in Vinton, chief suspect Earl Bramblett bought a gun.
Though state police investigators from this area were having trouble getting a hold of Bramblett and getting him to tell them what he knew about the incident, state police in Richmond approved the purchase within 45 minutes.
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VO-NAT

...and Bramblett was on his way with a 100-dollar handgun from Vinton Pawn Shop.
State Police had approved the purchase, based on Bramblett's lack of criminal convictions.
The pawn shop owner testified today that Bramblett listed the Hodges' address:
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994

232 East Virginia Avenue, Vinton- -as his own- -on the state and federal firearms forms... though the house was uninhabitable... still marked off as a "crime scene" from the fire two days earlier.
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SOT 11:08:50
IN Q=I thought

((I THOUGHT IT WAS A FAMILY MEMBER. And as far as you knew, he wasn't a suspect in anything. HE WASN'T A SUSPECT, AS FAR AS I KNEW. HE WAS JUST ANOTHER MAN WANTING TO BUY A GUN FOR PROTECTION.))
SUPER=01-John Mullins/Pawn Shop Owner
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=for protection.
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VO-NAT


Mullins said he knew the address AND knew what had happened there... but never put the two together with Bramblett.
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Talent=Keith
SS=Earl Bramblett


Also today: a brother of one of the murder victims testified that Bramblett talked about serial killings in the weeks before the Hodges murders... but Randy Hodges said Bramblett did NOT want to talk about it much afterwards. Bramblett DID question how police could know Teresa Hodges had been strangled, given the fact that "some stuff" had been poured on her body, and it had been badly burned.
Hodges said Bramblett wouldn't discuss his whereabouts the day BEFORE the fire.
Bramblett had talked to an attorney and wasn't going to cooperate with police.

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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


A failed development project means land is available to the highest bidder at Smith Mountain Lake. We'll have details, coming up on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


and the Franklin County animal shelter may soon be back in regular business hours, after a staffing crisis. We'll have an update.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Dolan


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=Bill Dolan


Bill Dolan's back.
He ran for attorney general in 1993 and lost to a guy named Jim Gilmore.
Now he's doing everything in his power to NOT repeat that performance.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SOT
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SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:08
RUNS=2:08
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Arlington.


(( Even after he lost in '93, many Virginians still didn't know who Bill Dolan was.
But a few thing things have changed since then. nat sound

runs=:08


Dolan's son Tom became the first American to win gold in the 1996 Olympics.
The winning spirit seems to have boosted dad-- back on the campaign trail with a vengeance.
And a new style with voters.
sot t1 11:11:30

((THEY'RE VERY SMART. BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT TO GET THROUGH YOU'VE GOT TO SAY IT CONCISELY AND QUICKLY AND LET THEM CHEW ON IT ON THEIR OWN TIME.))
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sot TAPE ONE 11:00:44

((TOM DOLAN: THIS TIME I THINK HE'S ABLE TO KIND OF DEAL WITH THE ISSUES A LOT MORE RATHER THAN JUST SAY HI MY NAME'S BILL DOLAN THIS IS WHO I AM AND THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO.))
runs=:08


One of those issues is teen drug use.
Dolan says voters realize teens are in trouble.
sot T1 11:12:30

((WITH A NEW GENERATION. A NEW CHAPTER IN AN OLD BOOK. AND THEY WANT SOMEBODY TO A: RECOGNIZE IT, AND B: OFFER A PRACTICAL, REALISTIC SOLUTION.))
runs=:11


Dolan's suggestion is mandatory after-school activities for any at-risk kid.
After all, he grew up to become a hot shot lawyer, president of the Virginia State Bar.
SOT TAPE ONE 11:25:42

((IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE FOR ME TO BE STANDING UP IN FRONT OF PEOPLE AND SAYING I AM A BETTER LAWYER. BECAUSE IT SOUNDS LIKE SO MUCH PUFFERY. BUT THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS I AM A MUCH BETTER LAWYER THAN MARK IS AND MARK I THINK IN HIS HEART OF HEARTS, HE KNOWS THAT.))
RUNS=:22


Dolan's running behind Mark Earley in the polls.
We asked if there was something voters didn't get about him --
sot TAPE ONE 11:27:21

((PEOPLE HAVE SAID OR BEEN LED TO BELIEVE IS THAT SOMEHOW THIS FELLOW DOLAN DOESN'T STRIKE ME AS TOUGH.))
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sot TAPE ONE 11:28:01

((pause IT IS A SERIOUS ERROR IN LOOKING AT ME AND EVALUATING ME TO CONFUSE CIVILITY WITH WEAKNESS.))
runs=:10


Don't expect a completely civil campaign from here on out.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Arlington.))

Bus-Fight


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=None


Three boys face felony charges for allegedly beating up another youngster on a Halifax County school bus.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax;


Both sides give the same version of what happened on Bus 5 Monday.
The bus pulled up to let 14-year-old Chris Easley out. Instead, Easley attacked 15-year-old Daniel Morris.
Easley's 13-year-old brother Larry and his 17-year-old cousin tried to jump on the bus from the road. Other students tried to hold the door shut.
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SOT 16:14:04
SOT 16:39:48
IN Q=I got up on there

((LARRY EASLEY: I GOT UP ON THERE AND I MOVED THE BUS DRIVER OUT OF THE WAY AND I HIT HIM IN THE FACE THREE OR FOUR TIMES AND I WAS KICKING HIM IN THE HEAD AND STUFF. DANIEL MORRIS: I THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO KILL ME BECAUSE THAT OLDEST DUDE SAID HE WAS GOING TO KILL ME AND THEY TRIED TO DRAG ME OFF THE SCHOOL BUS BY MY FEET.))
SUPER=07-Larry Easley;
SUPER=07-Daniel Morris; :11
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=by my feet
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VO-NAT


Larry Easley says he was sticking by his brother -- but admits he was wrong.
Larry is under house arrest. His brother and cousin, who may be tried as adults, are in detention centers.
All three face charges of malicious wounding, and two face trespassing charges for jumping on the bus.
The Superintendent says the Easleys will be suspended for the rest of the year.
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Norfolk-Southern


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


It's a 235-million dollar plan to help Pennsylvania's economy.
And Norfolk Southern is picking up the tab.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA


The railroad's C-E-O was in Philadelphia this week.
David Goode said his company is helping pay for a ship yard and other projects that will draw jobs to the area.
It's part of a five-year development program designed to build good feelings between Pennsylvania and Norfolk-Southern.
If Norfolk Southern and C-S-X are successful in their bid to take over Conrail, the two Virginia railroads will dominate rail traffic in Pennsylvania.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

The stock market dropped sharply today, in reaction to a selloff on the Hong Kong stock market. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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NASDAQ lost 37 points.

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Franklin-Shelter


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=None


It's been a rough month for the animal shelter in Franklin County, but now it looks like there could be light at the end of the kennel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;

Currently, residents can only adopt a pet or drop off animals during limited hours or by appointment.
A judge decided inmates should not be working at the shelter as part of a work release program, and that caused the cut back in hours of operation.
Now an on site shelter operator will be hired, and county officials are working with the court and sheriff's office to get the work release program back.
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SOT 10:26:25
IN Q=I certainly

((CLAUDE WEBSTER/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR:I CERTAINLY WOULD BE FOR IT BECAUSE IT IS A GOOD PROGRAM. THE TRUSTEE PROGRAM SAVES THE COUNTY A LOT OF MONEY, BUT I THINK IF WE HAVE A SHELTER OPERATOR TO SUPERVISE THE INMATE THAN EVERYTHING WOULD BE WONDERFUL))
SUPER=01-Claude Webster/Director of Public Safety;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=wonderful
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VO-NAT


County officials say they'll have a full time shelter employee by January.
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Smith-Mountain


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=Smith Moutain Lake


The largest land auction ever held on Smith Mountain Lake is scheduled this weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Smith Mtn. Lake;


More than 40 lots totalling 700 acres will go to the highest bidders Saturday at noon at Cool Branch Rescue Squad. Developer Mikkel (Michael) Mandt (Mant) envisioned putting luxury homes with private airplane hangers on the open field.
The Lakenheath project never took off and Penhook residents say the land should go back to the original owners.
The property will be offered in tracks or as a one on-going project.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE

Coming up in sports, forget the X-Men, Tech is trying to figure out a way to stop the Z-Man.
Plus, Bobby Bowden talks about the Cavs, Rodman finally signs,
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VO-NAT eng#


And Tim Christian and the Express are beefing up for their first road swing of the season.
Steve Mason with the season premier of Roundhouse Wrapup is coming up.
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S-Rodman


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-18
GRAPHIC=RODMAN


Six-time NBA rebounding champ Dennis Rodman has finally signed to play with the Chicago Bulls this coming season.
The contract is worth $4 point 5 million, but it took Rodman two extra days finally agree to it.
That doesn't surprise his coach.
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SOT
IN Q="If Dennis...

((PHIL JACKSON/BULLS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Phil Jackson/Bulls Head Coach;:00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...COUNT ON."
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF97-1
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST


The Virginia Tech Hokies will go through a light workout tomorrow in Pennsylvania and will not set foot in Morgantown until Saturday morning.
Once the game gets rolling their big challenge will be stopping WVU's Amos Zereoue, who is averaging 150 yards rushing a game this season.
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SOT
IN Q="Well...

((PIERSON PRIOLEAU/VA. TECH ROVER:)) ((CARL BRADLEY/VA. TECH DEFENSIVE TACKLE:))
SUPER=01-Pierson Prioleau/Va. Tech Rover; :00
SUPER=01-Carl Bradley/Va. Tech Defensive Tackle; :16
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=...MY GAME."
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You of course can catch the game LIVE on Your Hometown Station Saturday afternoon at 3:30.
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S-Uva


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VF97-1
GRAPHIC=ACC


The big game in the ACC this weekend takes place Saturday night at Scott Stadium as Florida State returns to the scene of its only ACC stumble.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1995; :00


Two years ago, UVa shocked Warrick Dunn and the Noles by handing FSU its first and only conference setback.
FSU still hasn't forgotten that upsetting night under the lights.
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SOT
IN Q=BITE

((BOBBY BOWDEN/FLORIDA STATE HEAD COACH:)) ((KEVIN LONG/FLORIDA STATE CENTER:)) ((BOBBY BOWDEN/FLORIDA STATE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/Florida State Head Coach; :11
SUPER=01-Kevin Long/Florida State Center; :00
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=...the first time."
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-98
GRAPHIC=


While the Express is on the road for tomorrow nights game against the Pee Dee Pride;
SS=Roundhouse Wrap up


Roundhouse Wrap up has stayed in town to go over some changes in minor league hockey. Steve Mason has more.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=@Steve1; :00
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; :35
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :49
SUPER=01-Tim Christian/Express Right Winger; 1:42
RUNS=1:53
OUT Q=....Roundhouse Wrap up"
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((STEVE MASON:))
((Much like the NHL; There is a North and South Conference. The Express plays in the 12 team North.
Knoxville became the Pee Dee Pride. Johnstown and Wheeling; along with Chesapeake replace the Icecaps, Stingrays and Checkers as Roanoke's new Northeast divisional mates. ((:)) ((:))
The changes could also bode well for Roanoke in the playoffs. 8 out of the 12 North teams reach the postseason.
Roanoke has played the number 1 or 2 team in the first round despite finishing relatively high in the regular season standings four straight years. Never again; UNLESS the Express ends up near the bottom of the standings.
This year; the postseason pairings are not based on geography or saving money; but on a more traditional system. ((:)) ((:)) After it's second game with the Pride tomorrow; the Express returns home Halloween night to face Charlotte. Steve Mason Roundhouse Wrap up.)) ((

S-Series


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=WORLD SERIES


The world series resumes tonight in the balmy paradise known as Cleveland, Ohio.
Last night the game featured snow, tonight rain is in the forecast.
The series is tied at 2 games a piece, and the Marlins won't be down even if they lose again tonight.
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SOT
IN Q="I'm not...

((JIM LEYLAND/MARLINS MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Jim Leyland/Marlins Manager; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...in my opinion."
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sta
TAPE#Promo


Clifton Forge is trying to buy a piece of its history from a railroad company.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon has more now on a meeting today to save the historic landmark.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith-- the issue is a railroad platform
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VO-NAT


built near the turn of the century for what was then a bustling railroad town.
CSX planned to demolish the platform until city officials stepped in with a last minute offer to buy it and refurbish the structure.
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Talent=Jean


We'll tell you the result of the meeting tonight on News 7 at 11. (Ad Lib byes) Talent=Keith