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7E-Preview-Elections


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-67
GRAPHIC=election 97


Jim Gilmore has been seen with a few celebrities like Charleton Heston throughout his campaign, now Don Beyer is getting a little star power as President Clinton makes a visit to Virginia today on Beyer's behalf.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Saturday;


Beyer and his Republican opponent Jim Gilmore were campaigning in Southwest Virginia over the weekend.
Beyer is trying to overcome a deficit in the polls.
But some knowledgeable observers say this race is already over.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:15:14
IN Q=IT'S EXTREMELY DIFFICULT

((HARRY WILSON/POLITICAL ANALYST: IT'S EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO MAKE UP THAT TYPE OF DIFFERENCE IN JUST TWO DAYS. I WOULD SAY ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO DO MUCH OF ANYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Harry Wilson/Roanoke College Pol. Science Dept.;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=MUCH OF ANYTHING
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday;


But Gilmore's success in the race for the governor's mansion does NOT necessarily transfer to the Republican candidates for the second and third highest elected positions in state government.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:17:36
IN Q=THE OTHER TWO

((WILSON: BOTH OF THOSE ARE CLOSE TOO THE MARGIN OF ERROR TO PREDICT. SO THE LT. GOVERNOR AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL RACES ARE UP FOR GRABS.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=ARE UP FOR GRABS
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


But of course none of the races are determined until all the votes are tallied.

7E-Gov-Poll


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-66
GRAPHIC=Campaign '97


The latest polls are once again showing Gilmore as the front-runner heading into tomorrow's election.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch poll shows Gilmore with the support of 44 percent of those surveyed while Beyer has 32 percent.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Saturday;


But, at a rally Saturday, Beyer urged his supporters to dismiss the polls.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10.42.13 - 10.42.25 (tape 2)
IN Q=Polls don't mean

((DON BEYER/(D)CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: POLLS DONT' MEAN A THING. WHAT WORKS IS WHAT'S IN YOUR HEART, THE FIRE IN YOUR EYES AND THE WORK WE WILL DO. ELECTIONS ARE HAND MADE THINGS. THEY ARE WHAT WE MAKE THEM.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=we make them.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The latest poll has a margin of error of three- and- a- half percentage points.

7Election-Preps


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-75)
GRAPHIC=election 97


With the pull of a few levers each voter will make their choices final tomorrow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


And this can only happen because of the voting machines mechanics who make it all work.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:03:56
IN Q=It's a lot of things

((JETER DOSS/VOTING MACHINE MECHANIC: IT'S A LOT OF THINGS TO KEEP UP WITH AND IF YOU DON'T GET IT EXACTLY RIGHT, IT AIN'T GOING TO WORK. IF YOU GOTTA VOTE FOR TWO OR THREE YOU'VE GOT TO SET IT UP TO VOTE FOR THOSE AND TO VOTE FOR NO MORE.))
SUPER=01-Jeter Doss/Voting Machine Mechanic;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=and to vote for no more.
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VO-NAT


Retired railroad conductor Jeter Doss has been at it for 20 years.
The crew has it down to a science now and their experience has paid off with few election- day snags.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT10:04:42
IN Q=We've had two recounts

((JETER DOSS/VOTING MACHINE MECHANIC: WE'VE HAD TWO RECOUNTS SINCE I'VE BEEN WORKING. THAT IS A CLOSE VOTE AND THEY REQUIRED A RECOUNT. WE HAVEN'T HAD TO CHANGE A NUMBER ON EITHER RECOUNT IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=the city of Roanoke.
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And for tomorrow's results you can surf the web to the W-D-B-J-seven homepage.
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Wipe to Election Promo
And tune to your hometown station for the latest results. We'll have an election special from nine to ten and special reports throughout the night.
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7E-Tech-Death


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-68
GRAPHIC=VA Tech


Police have NOT come up with any contributing factors in the Saturday's death of a Virginia Tech student.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday;


A paper carrier found 18- year- old Melinda Marie Somers dead Saturday outside of Slusher Hall.
She fell to her death from an eighth story window.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=VA Tech


University spokesman Larry Hincker said investigators should learn more from the preliminary medical examiners' report expected today.

7weather


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Taking a look at your Monday forecast... Increasing clouds move in with the chance for showers highs only reaching the mid to upper 50's.
Rain is possible tonight with lows in the mid to upper 30's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 10/31/97
Tuesday:

SUPER=130-/Kristen Hostetter/Glasgow;



SUPER=130-40/Michael Cochran/Claytor Lake;



SUPER=130-5/Raven Vest/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-1/Devin Gregory/Pittsville;



SUPER=130-9/Kristin Scearce/Bassett;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-/Pat & Grady Pagans/Wirtz;



SUPER=130-8/Alica Moore/Roanoke;



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55Clinton-Beyer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Election '97


President Clinton heads to Virginia today for some elction eve campaigning for the Democratic party.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:10:59
He arrived back in Washington last night after campaiging for Democratic candidates in the New Jersey governor's race and New York City's mayoral contest.
Now he'll be stumping for Don Beyer in the Governor's race.
Beyer's Republican rival, Jim Gilmore, has a two million dollar fund-raising edge.
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55E-Preview-Elections


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-67
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Saturday;


Gilmore also has a healthy lead in the polls.
Gilmore and Beyer were both campaigning in Southwest Virginia this weekend.
But some knowledgeable observers say this race is already over.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:15:14
IN Q=IT'S EXTREMELY DIFFICULT

((HARRY WILSON/POLITICAL ANALYST: IT'S EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO MAKE UP THAT TYPE OF DIFFERENCE IN JUST TWO DAYS. I WOULD SAY ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO DO MUCH OF ANYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Harry Wilson/Roanoke College Pol. Science Dept.;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=MUCH OF ANYTHING
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday;


But Gilmore's success in the race for the governor's mansion does NOT necessarily transfer to the Republican candidates for the second and third highest elected positions in state government.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:17:36
IN Q=THE OTHER TWO

((WILSON: BOTH OF THOSE ARE CLOSE TOO THE MARGIN OF ERROR TO PREDICT. SO THE LT. GOVERNOR AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL RACES ARE UP FOR GRABS.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=ARE UP FOR GRABS
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ANCHOR=
SS=HOLD


But of course none of the races is determined until all the votes are counted.

55E-Gov-Poll


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-66
GRAPHIC=Campaign '97\


The latest polls show an even wider gap between Gilmore and Beyer.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch poll gives 44 percent of the vote to Beyer's 32 percent.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Saturday;


But, at a rally Saturday, Beyer urged his supporters to dismiss the polls.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10.42.13 - 10.42.25 (tape 2)
IN Q=Polls don't mean

((DON BEYER/(D)CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: POLLS DONT' MEAN A THING. WHAT WORKS IS WHAT'S IN YOUR HEART, THE FIRE IN YOUR EYES AND THE WORK WE WILL DO. ELECTIONS ARE HAND MADE THINGS. THEY ARE WHAT WE MAKE THEM.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=we make them.
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ANCHOR=
SS=NONE


The latest poll has a margin of error of three and a half percentage points.

55MONT-CO-AX


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-64)
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


Montgomery County residents want changes made to Pepper's Ferry road following the latest fatal accident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Friday;


Three people were killed and one critically injured in a head on collison Halloween night.
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SOT TAPE 2 3:10:39
IN Q=WE'VE HAD OVER THE

((CAPT. KELLY WILSON/CHRISTIANSBURG RESCUE: WE'VE HAD OVER THE YEARS TIME AND TIME AGAIN WE'VE HAD THREE PEOPLE AT ONE TIME KILLED ON 114.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Kelly Wilson/Christiansburg Rescue;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=KILLED ON 114
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VO-NAT


Motorists say accidents on route 1-14, called Peppers Ferry Road, are an all too familiar site.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TAPE 1 3:50:33
IN Q=i think about

((RITA BOLAND/MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENT: I THINK ABOUT IT WHEN MY SON GOES TO WORK. I THINK ABOUT IT WHEN HE AND HIS FRIENDS ARE GOING OUT AND WHETHER THEY'RE GOING TO GET BACK SAFELY. YOU CAN DRIVE DEFENSIVELY BUT IT'S HARD TO DRIVE DEFENSIVELY IF SOMEBODY'S COMING IN YOUR LANE AND YOU DON'T KNOW IT UNTIL YOU TOP THE HILL.))
SUPER=01-Rita Boland/Montgomery Co. Resident;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=YOU TOP THE HILL
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VO-NAT


A Radford man died in an accident on the road a week ago.
Unofficially Rita Boland puts the death toll on Peppers Ferry Road at 11
in the past four years. (----------------)



55E-Tech-Death


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-68
GRAPHIC=VA Tech


Police are still baffled by the weekend death of Virginia Tech student.
Eighteen- year- old Melinda Marie Somers died Saturday
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday;

after falling eight stories from a dorm window.
A paper carrier found Somer's body outside of Slusher Hall.
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ANCHOR=
SS=VA Tech


Hincker said investigators should learn more from the preliminary medical examiner's report expected today.

55weather


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WRITER=kmc
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Let's take a moment now to check the forecast--
Increasing clouds today, with a 50-50 chance of rain.
Light snow will be mixed with the rain in the higher elevations.
Highs in the upper 50s.
More rain possible tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
Drier weather is forecast over the next few days.
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Winds/35-39 ;Area Forecast
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8Clinton-Beyer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Election '97


President Clinton heads to Virginia today for some elction eve campaigning for the Democratic party.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washignton, DC;

4:10:59
He arrived back in Washington last night after campaiging for Democratic candidates in the New Jersey governor's race and New York City's mayoral contest.
Now he'll be stumping for Don Beyer in the Governor's race.
Beyer's Republican rival, Jim Glmore, has a two million dollar fund-raising edge.
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8Preview-Elections


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-67)
GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Saturday;


Beyer is also trying to overcome a deficit in the polls that gives Gilmore a healthy lead.
Both gubernatorial candidates were in Southwest Virginia over the weekend.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:16:30
IN Q=EVERYBODY HAS TO

((HARRY WILSON/ROANOKE COLLEGE POL. SCIENCE DEPT.: EVERYBODY HAS TO COME BACK TO THE CAR TAX. THE CAR TAX IS THE ISSUE THAT HAS CAUGHT ON WITH PEOPLE. GILMORE REALLY STRUCK A CORD THERE. PEOPLE SAY HE EVEN CREATED THE ISSUE HIMSELF. BUT PEOPLE ARE REALLY PICKING UP ON THE CAR TAX.))
SUPER=01-Harry Wilson/Roanoke College Pol. Science Dept.;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=ON THE CAR TAX
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday;


The poll results in the races for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General are too close to call, but none of the winners is determined until all the votes are counted.
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8Election-Preps


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-75)
GRAPHIC=election 97


With the pull of a few levers each voter will make their choices final.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


A crucial part of the election process is often overlooked.
This can only happen because of the voting machines mechanics who make it all work.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:03:56
IN Q=It's a lot of things

((JETER DOSS/VOTING MACHINE MECHANIC: IT'S A LOT OF THINGS TO KEEP UP WITH AND IF YOU DON'T GET IT EXACTLY RIGHT, IT AIN'T GOING TO WORK. IF YOU GOTTA VOTE FOR TWO OR THREE YOU'VE GOT TO SET IT UP TO VOTE FOR THOSE AND TO VOTE FOR NO MORE.))
SUPER=01-Jeter Doss/Voting Machine Mechanic;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=and to vote for no more.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Retired railroad conductor Jeter Doss has been at it for 20 years.
The crew has it down to a science now and their experience has paid off with few election- day snags.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT10:04:42
IN Q=We've had two recounts

((JETER DOSS/VOTING MACHINE MECHANIC: WE'VE HAD TWO RECOUNTS SINCE I'VE BEEN WORKING. THAT IS A CLOSE VOTE AND THEY REQUIRED A RECOUNT. WE HAVEN'T HAD TO CHANGE A NUMBER ON EITHER RECOUNT IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=the city of Roanoke.
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WIPE TO Homepage-essC
And for tomorrow's results you can surf the web to the W-D-B-J-seven homepage.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

Wipe to Election Promo
And tune to your hometown station for the latest results. We'll have an election special from nine to ten and special reports throughout the night.
(----------------)



8MONT-CO-AX


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-64)
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


Three people are dead and one is critically injured following a fatal accident Friday night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Friday;


Officials say the accident is one example of many on Peppers Ferry Road, which result in multiple fatalities.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TAPE 2 3:10:39
IN Q=WE'VE HAD OVER THE

((CAPT. KELLY WILSON/CHRISTIANSBURG RESCUE: WE'VE HAD OVER THE YEARS TIME AND TIME AGAIN WE'VE HAD THREE PEOPLE AT ONE TIME KILLED ON 114.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Kelly Wilson/Christiansburg Rescue;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=KILLED ON 114
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VO-NAT


Motorists who frequent route 1-14 called Peppers Ferry Road, say accidents are an all too familiar site.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TAPE 1 3:50:33
IN Q=i think about

((RITA BOLAND/MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENT: I THINK ABOUT IT WHEN MY SON GOES TO WORK. I THINK ABOUT IT WHEN HE AND HIS FRIENDS ARE GOING OUT AND WHETHER THEY'RE GOING TO GET BACK SAFELY. YOU CAN DRIVE DEFENSIVELY BUT IT'S HARD TO DRIVE DEFENSIVELY IF SOMEBODY'S COMING IN YOUR LANE AND YOU DON'T KNOW IT UNTIL YOU TOP THE HILL.))
SUPER=01-Rita Boland/Montgomery Co. Resident;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=YOU TOP THE HILL
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VO-NAT


An accident similar to Friday's killed a Radford man exactly one week earlier.
And unofficially Rita Boland puts the death toll on Peppers Ferry Road at 11 in the past four years.
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8E-Tech-Death


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-68
GRAPHIC=VA Tech


Authorities are still searching for answers in the weekend death of Virginia Tech student.
Eighteen- year- old Melinda Marie Somers died Saturday
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday;

after falling eight stories from a dorm window.
A paper carrier found Somer's body outside of Slusher Hall.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=VA Tech


Tech officials say investigators should learn more from the preliminary medical examiner's report expected today.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Let's take a moment now to check the forecast--
Increasing clouds today, with a 50-50 chance of rain.
Light snow will be mixed with the rain in the higher elevations.
Highs in the upper 50s.
More rain possible tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
Drier weather is forecast over the next few days.
SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Increasing Clouds/Chance of Showers/55-59/Rain Possible/Light W

Winds/35-39 ;Area Forecast SUPER=#555;RESET