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Next on News 7 at Five-
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Voters are choosing a new Governor- and many more races- Election 97 coverage coming up next.
Attorneys argue in court for Louise Woodward.
And a near miss on the highway caught on tape.
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Our chilly day will be followed tomorrow by one with a bit more sunshine. More on the forecast coming up.

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Tonight on Health Check...
Carilion Health System gets good marks when it comes to patient care.
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And is your throat a little scratchy? You might want to take some zinc to get over that cold.
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Election Day 1997-- voters throughout the Commonwealth are electing new leaders of the state. And in hometowns throughout Virginia, local contests are being decided.
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5-Beyer


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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon
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Don Beyer arrived at election day as a definite underdog.
But this morning he cast his vote, challenged Jim Gilmore's plan to eliminate the car tax, and expressed confidence the polls will be proven wrong.
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Joe Dashiell was up early to catch Beyer voting, and tonight he's at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond where the Democrats are gathering.
ANCHOR=JoeD
Jean, the republican surge of the last few weeksSUPER=@joe1;
SUPER=22-Richmond;

may have caused many people to write off Don Beyer's campaign, but Beyer wasn't conceding anything this morning.
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((Don Beyer can count on the support of yellow- dog democrats. It's the independents and undecideds he was still hoping to sway.
Arriving at Alexandria city hall, to blue skies and bright lights, Beyer said he was encouraged by the good weather, and the number of voters still making up their minds.
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IN Q=Even as of Thursday night

(( ))
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OUT Q=struggling with it in the last minute.


With photographers capturing the moment, Beyer and his wife Megan cast their ballots.
And Beyer said the Democrats have been successful in puncturing what he calls the myth of Jim Gilmore's car tax plan.
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SOT 07:08:32
IN Q=Everything looks good

((EVERYTHING LOOKS GOOD AND FEELS GOOD. I'M NOT NAIVE. WE'VE BEEN AN UNDERDOG IN THE POLLS FOR A LONG TIME, BUT WE CAN DO THIS AND WE'RE GOING TO DO saysTHIS.))
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Election night will bring Beyer to Richmond with his running mates, L- F Payne and Bill Dolan.
and a roomful of democrats who are hoping for a surprize ending to a discouraging campaign.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))

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Jim Gilmore went into this election day with a comfortable margin in the polls.
But there was NO bragging in a limited schedule of public appearances today.
double boxes Jean/Ellen


Ellen Qualls is at the Richmond Marriott.
ANCHOR=ellen
Jean, this is where Republicans are gathering tonightSUPER=@ellen1;
SUPER=06-Richmond;

for what they hope will be a victory celebration times three -- as in for Jim Gilmore, John Hager, and Mark Earley.
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(( But as for the Gilmores, they were remarkably reserved this morning for being the favorites to next inhabit Virginia's Executive Mansion.
Only after casting his ballot at his Henrico County precinct at 7:40 this morning, did Gilmore even seem to breathe a sigh of relief.
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((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE WERE NEVER FRUSTRATED. WE JUST WANTED TO WORK HARD IN ORDER TO GET OUR IDEAS OUT TO THE PEOPLE. WE WERE CONFIDENT THAT ONCE WE DID THAT IT WOULD BE FINE. BUT WE DO NOT PRESUME THIS ELECTION. WE ARE ASKING THE PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR US TODAY.))
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If the people vote for Gilmore in the margins they told pollsters they would, it could be an even more historic day for Virginia.
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((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE THINK THAT WE'RE RUNNING STRONGLY IN MANY OF THE DISTRICTS WHERE THE DELEGATES ARE RUNNING AND WE KNOW THAT THE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE PUT FORWARD ARE RESONATING IN THOSE DISTRICTS. SO WE'RE OPTIMISTIC. BUT I CAN'T MAKE ANY PREDICTION UNTIL WE SEE HOW THE VOTES COME OUT.))
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If the House of Delegates picks up just a handful of Republicans, it could tip to the GOP for the first time ever.
If John Hager wins as Lieutenant Governor, it would tip the state senate firmly Republican for the first time.
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And if Gilmore, Hager, and Earley win tonight, it would be a first ever sweep of the three statewide offices by this party.

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Voters can still cast their ballots until seven tonight.
And then the count begins.
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Denise Allen is in at the Highland Precinct in Roanoke.
Denise, how has turnout been?
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Jean, election officials say the overall turnout is DOWN from the last gubernatorial election.
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There is about a five to 8 percent decease in voter turnout compared to 1993.
At this precinct, officials say the ward system referendum is the draw.
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Tonight we'll know if Roanoke citizens want status quo-- by choosing city council members at large or if voters decide on the ward system.
But overall, citizens don't seem too interested in the races.
At three this afternoon the Roanoke registrar reported 36 percent of the voters had hit the polls.
In Roanoke County about 40-percent had pulled the levers.
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(questions: Are registrars surprised by the turnout?)
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Our election day coverage continues in 90-seconds, with live reports from Lynchburg and Vinton...
And on Health Check-- when is a fever bad enough to go to the doctor-- the latest guidelines when we come back. cc sponsor
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5-Au-Pair


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Defense attorneys went to bat for Louise Woodward-
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arguing that her murder conviction should be thrown out.
They said maybe Matthew Eappen wasn't killed by his Nanny- maybe he died of injuries suffered earlier.
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((BARRY SCHECK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THERE IS NO QUESTION IN THIS CASE THAT IF THE SKULL FRACTURE WAS OLD THERE IS REASONABLE DOUBT.))
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OUT Q=is reasonable doubt."
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But prosecutors say the conviction should stand.
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((GERARD LEONE, JR./PROSECUTOR: THE JURY BELIEVED THAT MATTHEW EAPPEAN WAS HEALTHY NORMAL AND WELL ON FEBRUARY FOURTH. THAT MATTHEW EAPPEN WAS IN THE SOLE CUSTOY OF THE DEFENDANT DURING THE COURSE OF THAT DAY.))
SUPER=01-Gerard Leone, Jr./Prosecutor;
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The judge has not said when he will make a decision.
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5-Cranwell-Bedrosian


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Candidates vying for the house of delegates seat that blankets parts of Bedford, Craig, Botetourt, and Roanoke Counties were keeping an eye on voter turnout today.
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Eric Earnhart joins us with details of the Dick Cranwell-Al Bedrosian Race.
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(( Challenger Al Bedrosian kept a chilly vigil outside polling places today...
His mood... upbeat but cautious, hoping the governor's race brings a good Republican turnout.
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((AL BEDROSIAN/CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE; THAT ALWAYS HELPS, I MEAN OBVIOUSLY IF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GET OUT FROM A CONSERVATIVE POINT OF VIEW AND THE REPUBLICANS GET THEIR PEOPLE TO THE POLLS IT DOES HELP, BUT YOU'VE ALSO GOT TO RUN A GOOD CAMPAIGN, ENOUGH SO THAT PEOPLE ARE ALSO GOING TO WANT TO PUT YOU ON. ))
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Incumbent Dick Cranwell was also keeping his cool about the race as he got in some last minute campaigning.
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((DICK CRANWELL/(D) WHAT I HAVE FOUND IS THAT VOTER TURNOUT, YOU KNOW, THE PROPHETS WHO TALK ABOUT IT HELPING ONE PARTY AS OPPOSED TO ANOTHER, I JUST DON'T BELIEVE THAT.))
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Two seats in the House of Delegates are up for grabs in central Virginia..
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Steve Smallshaw joins us from Lynchburg, Steve what kind of day has it been for the candidates there?
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Jean, this is kind of the fun day for a politician..SUPER=@ssm1;
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the hardest part of the campaign is behind them, and they can now relax.. at least until the polls close at seven tonight.
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(( No matter who you are or what you're running for, Election Day is something special.
Like most politicians, L.F. Payne started his day early, greeting supporters before casting his own vote in Nelson County.
Payne says today is the day to forget the campaign rhetoric and poll numbers.
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((L.F. PAYNE/D- LT. GOV. CANDIDATE: BUT ALL THAT DOESN'T MATTER, WHAT MATTERS IS THIS POLL THAT'S GOING ON NOW ALL DAY TODAY AND AT SEVEN O'CLOCK WE'LL KNOW THE RESULTS.))
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((GOOD TO SEE YOU.. GOOD TO SEE YOU.))
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Preston Bryant has lost 15 pounds on the campaign trail in the 23rd District.
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((PRESTON BRYANT/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: WE'RE ALL FEELING VERY POSITIVE, IT'S A GOOD, CLEAN, CRISP DAY AND PEOPLE ARE EXCITED AND WE'RE JUST LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING IT OVER WITH SO WE CAN ALL GO HOME AND SPEND MORE TIME WITH OUR FAMILIES.))
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In most of the precincts we visited today, we were told voter turnout has been steady all day long.
double boxes jean/steve


Of course every politician will tell you that's good news for them. Jean?
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You may have watched government meetings when you tune into RVTV-- but the station does much more to highlight our community.
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Roanoke Valley Television- R-V-T-V as it's known- just hired a new Executive Director, and the station is planning bigger and better things. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans ventured over to the Jefferson Center to find out more about the future of RVTV.
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Several Hokies are on the mend-- Mike has a status report in tonight's Ticker.
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And it's supposed to be better than chicken soup for colds--- we're talking

about zinc.
With many different brands on the market, which beats the sniffles? The story, next, on Health Check.
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Good Afternoon Keith Humphry here.
It's election day, you know.
The polls close 100 minutes from now. NEWS-7 crews are geared up to bring you all the reactions and results. dissolve to full screen
NEWS-7's comprehensive coverage begins just before seven tonight.
We'll have updates throughout the evening, along with an hour-long special. We'll wrap things up on NEWS-7 at 11.
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I'm teaming up with Jean Jadhon to bring you the latest from the state-wide contests along with all your hometown political contests.
ANCHOR=Jean


And of course you'll have more election day coverage on NEWS-7 at SIx-- We'll see you later Keith--

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Disturbing news about the AIDS epidemic from Italian researchers.
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They say the epidemic is moving from men to women, and from drug users to their sexual partners.
Scientists have long believed AIDS was transforming itself from a homosexual disease to a heterosexual disease in the western world.
In developing countries, AIDS has long been a disease associated with heterosexual sex.
Scientists say screening programs need to be redirected to those most at risk.
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When it comes to gauging children's fevers, when is the right time to seek medical help?
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Many parents say it's simply a judgment call whether the temperature is high enough to warrant a trip to the pediatrician.
New guidelines define just what a fever is.
Rectal temperature is over 100-point four.
AN oral temp over 99-point five degrees.
Or an underarm temperature more than 98-point six.
Experts say it isn't the fever-- but several symptoms, that tell you it is time to seek professional help.
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((LETHARGIC, HARD TO CONSOLE, AND MAYBE ASSOCIATED SYMPTOMS LIKE A LOT OF VOMITING OR DIARRHEA. ))
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Doctors say if you don't experience these symptoms-- you can usually treat the fever yourself.
The new guidlines say after three days if the fever does NOT break then you should call your doctor.
But they add, parents know their children best--
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Fighting a cold yet?
The latest products fighting the sniffles and coughs contain one main ingredient: zinc.
It has no side effects and is safe for children.
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A recent study shows taking zinc reduces your cold symptoms and cuts it's length in half... from eight to four days.
Last cold season this zinc product ruled the market... but this season there are lots of competitors and for consumers lots of questions.
Some products contain the chemical zinc acetate... and others zinc gluconate.
No one really knows which is better, but the studies showing the benefits of zinc were only tested on zinc gluconate...
The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate zinc, because it is found naturally in humans.
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5-Carilion


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Several Carilion hospitals have received the highest level of accreditation for patient care.
The healthcare chain's hospitals in Roanoke, Franklin County and Radford received accreditation with (COMMEN-dation) commendation.
The award comes from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
2-shot-toss
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It seems as if Mike Stevens should be doing health check tonight-- he has medical reports on two Kansas City Chiefs injured last night-- along with an update on how some Virginia Tech players are doing.
Hi Mike.

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Good afternoon everyone; welcome to your Tuesday ticker.
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While the buzz around Blacksburg is choosing our state's representatives; the Hokies are sure to have the fans vote this Saturday when 20th ranked Virginia Tech hosts Big East rival Miami.
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Before the Hokies can prepare for the Hurricanes; quarterback Al Clark, receivers Angelo Harrison and Michael Stuewe; along with some other banged up player must complete the healing process.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:))
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A few Tech back ups led the Hokies to an impressive, confidence building win over UAB this past Saturday. Tech faces a tough Miami team this weekend; one that has won 3 straight conference games and 4 consecutive overall.
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((KEN OXENDINE/VIRGINIA TECH TAILBACK:))
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The game is a sell out. Tech has added extra bleachers to accommodate the over 53 thousand fans expected. Scouts from the Orange, Sugar, Fiesta and Carquest Bowls will be on hand. Kick off is set for 6:10 pm.

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The Kansas City came from behind to beat the Steelers last night 13-to-10 at Arrowhead stadium, but it was a costly win for the Chefs.
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Early in the first quarter, KC quarterback Elvis Grbac was sacked on this play by two Steelers, He stayed down after the hit for good reason.
He has a broken collarbone.
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((MARTY SCHOTTENHEIMER/CHIEFS HEAD COACH:))
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The Chiefs got some good news today concerning tight end Ted Popson.
He suffered a mild concussion on this wicked hit to hit chin last night.
He was taken off the field on a stretcher, but he's in good shape today.
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Speaking of good shape. VMI's football team is about to get a big boost for its big man.
Details coming up at six.
Take care. take a break

5-Kicker


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You've heard of close calls- but this is one you have to see.
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A Utah Highway Patrol car caught a near tragedy on tape-
As a state trooper is talking to a motorist- watch what happens.
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((LOOK OUT LOOK OUT! NAT SOUND OF CRASH.))
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The cars hydroplaned, lost control and nearly slammed into the two men.
These pictures were taken back in May but just released-
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