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7E-Robertson-Gilmore


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Jim Gilmore may have been the one to win in last week's Gubernatorial race, but, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson is claiming partial credit.
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Robertson says the turning point in the campaign was in October when Democrat Don Beyer aired television ads portraying Gilmore as the religious broadcaster's pawn.
Robertson aides distributed charts showing how Gilmore pulled away from Beyer in polls from that point through to his victory last week.
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Both Democrats and Republicans say Robertson is overestimating his significance in the election.
They say Gilmore's pledge to cut the hated car tax led to his victory.

7VA-Taxes


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GRAPHIC=Gilmore, Jim


Governor-elect Jim Gilmore has rejected a proposal by some Democratic lawmakers to raise the state sales tax. The idea is to use that money to eliminate personal property taxes on cars without the five-year phase-out.
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A Gilmore aide said the Democratic plan is just a shell game.
Gilmore has proposed replacing car tax money that would be lost by localities with the growth in state income from a booming economy.
A Gilmore spokesman said Gilmore won't support raising one tax to pay for another tax cut.
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7E-Veterans-Parade


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#=97-69
GRAPHIC=Veterans Day


As part of Veteran's Day many soldiers and their families around the nation will recall the days those in the military served their country.
In this area, one local community started the celebrations yesterday with their first-ever Veterans Day Parade.
Scott Goldberg has this story.
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SUPER=01-Hal McGrath/Parade Organizer; :15
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(( The town of Floyd decided it wasn't doing enough to honor its veterans.
So this year, instead of holding its annual, and traditionally brief, Veterans Day ceremony...
The town decided to round up its troops and march down Main Street.
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((HAL MCGRATH/ PARADE ORGANIZER: WE NEED TO DO MORE THAN JUST HAVE A LITTLE CEREMONY IN FRONT OF THE COURTHOUSE. I SAID WE NEED A BIG PARADE.))
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McGrath is a retired Navy captain who spent years living overseas.
But his story is just one of more than 50 in the parade.
Air Force pilot Walter Overstreet spent a year in a German prison camp...where he says he lost 90-pounds eating boiled alfalfa and potatoes.
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((WALTER OVERSTREET/AIR FORCE VETERAN: I THOUGHT IT TASTED A LITTLE ODD. AND THAT'S AN UNDERSTATEMENT.))
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It was a day for veterans like Overstreet to meet with old buddies look back with pride at the service they gave their country.
But not everyone was there to tell war stories.
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((HENRY SHELO/WORLD WAR II VET: WELL WE DON'T TALK ABOUT THINGS THAT FAR AWAY. WE TALK ABOUT NEIGHBORS AND WHAT WE DO IN OUR SPARE TIME.))
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At this Veterans Day parade, the neighbors were out in force.. painting the town in red, white and blue.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Floyd. ))

7Coalfields-Expressway


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Business leaders in southwest Virginia are trying to get something like the Skyline Drive built along the mountain ridges in their region.
But the proposed Coalfields Expressway would be more than a tourist drive.
It would move workers and products to and from the coal-mining region.
Such an expressway from Pound to Interstate 77 was approved in 19-95 by Congress, but it isn't yet funded.
The cost could be anywhere from 357- million dollars to 880- million dollars, depending on the route chosen.


7Weather


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Checking the forecast now--expect a partly cloudy day for the start of the work week. The high will be in the mid 50s. Clouds increase tonight, it will be quite chilly, with the low dipping down to the mid 30s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 11/11/97
Tuesday:

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55VA-Taxes


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GRAPHIC=Gilmore, Jim


The plan to cut the personal property tax will NOT cost you more at the cash registers.
Some Democratic lawmakers want to raise the state sales tax in order to eliminate the car tax, but Governor-elect Jim Gilmore has rejected the idea.
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A Gilmore aide said the Democratic plan is just a shell game.
Gilmore has proposed replacing car tax money that would be lost by localities with the growth in state income from a booming economy.
A Gilmore spokesman said Gilmore won't support raising one tax to pay for another tax cut.
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55E-Teen-Mothers


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#=97-70
GRAPHIC=Teen Pregnancy


A high percentage of teenage pregnancies continues to be a problem in some southwestern Virginia communities.
Now Covington and Clifton Forge will share part of a federal grant that is aimed at reducing the number of teen moms, and providing role models to those girls who do give birth.
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((DR. MOLLY RUTLEDGE/ALLEGHANY-ROANOKE HEALTH DISTRICT: MANY TIMES THEY NEED A ROLE MODEL ON HOW TO MAKE LIFE DECISIONS, HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR BABIES, WHAT SORT OF ENVIRONMENT IS HEALTHY FOR THEIR BABIES TO GROW IN.))
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There was an eight percent increase in the teen birth rate in the Alleghany Highlands from 19-90 to 19-94.
And, a study reported almost five-thousand women and infants in need of health services in January of this year.
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((THE ALLEGHANY IS GEOGRAPHICALLY ISOLATED SO OFTEN THE SERVICES THAT MIGHT BE AVAILABLE IN ROANOKE DON'T EXPAND ALL THE WAY TO THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS. THE POPULATION BASE TOO IS NOT HUGE TO OTHER CITIES SO IT DOESN'T DRAW IN DOLLARS THAT SAY RICHMOND OR PETERSBURG WOULD.))
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Rutledge says part of the money will be used to start programs for young fathers as well.

55Missing-Girls


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Detectives investigating the murders of three young Spotsylvania County girls are frustrated in their search for the serial killer believed responsible.
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It's been more than a year since the abduction and slaying of Sofia Silva, and six months since sisters Kristin and Kati Lisk were killed.
Former F-B-I profiler Robert Ressler said such cases are usually solved in the first few days or weeks.
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The longer they go on, he said, the more they dry up.
There were no known witnesses to either abduction. The serial killer theory is based on D-N-A tests and other evidence.

55E-Special-Olympics


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It's a competition for the strong in body and heart--and it drew quite a crowd to Roanoke this weekend.
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It's the Special Olympics Fall Tournament - an annual competition for athletes from across Virginia.
Besides soccer, there were three other events yesterday: roller skating, volleyball and bowling.
The Special Olympians spend most of the year training for these kind of events, as well as winter and summer games.
Organizers say it's always rewarding to watch the participants battle it out on the field.
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IN Q= I think it's a feel-good thing

((VALERIE REINFORD/SPECIAL OLYMPICS: I THINK IT'S A FEEL-GOOD THING TO SEE THE ATHLETES ARE REALLY ENJOYING THEMSELVES AND PERFORMING WELL. AND WE'VE HAD A LOT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT OUT HERE TO CHEER THEM ON.))
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Next up for Virginia Special Olympics is the Winter Games.
Those take place at the Wintergreen ski resort in January.
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55Weather


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Checking the forecast now--expect a partly cloudy day for the start of the work week. The high will be in the mid 50s. Clouds increase tonight, it will be quite chilly, with the low dipping down to the mid 30s.
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8VA-Taxes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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GRAPHIC=Gilmore, Jim


How will Governor-elect Jim Gilmore pay for his plan to cut the car tax?
It won't be by raising the state sales tax.
That idea, proposed by some Democratic lawmakers, has been nixed by Gilmore.
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A Gilmore aide said the Democratic plan is just a shell game.
Gilmore has proposed replacing car tax money that would be lost by localities with the growth in state income from a booming economy.
A Gilmore spokesman said Gilmore won't support raising one tax to pay for another tax cut.
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8E-Robertson-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-75
GRAPHIC=Pat Robertson


Less than a week after Jim Gilmore's victory in the Gubernatorial race, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson is trying to take some the credit for that win.
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Robertson says the turning point in the campaign was in October when Democrat Don Beyer aired television ads portraying Gilmore as the religious broadcaster's pawn.
Robertson aides distributed charts showing how Gilmore pulled away from Beyer in polls from that point until his victory last week.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Both Democrats and Republicans say Robertson is overestimating his significance in the election.
They say Gilmore's pledge to cut the hated car tax led to his victory.

8Coalfields-Expressway


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In Southwest Virginia some business leaders are hoping to construct something similar to the Skyline Drive along the mountain ridges in their region.
The proposed Coalfields Expressway would also move workers and products to and from the coal-mining region.
Officials think the road can bring in new industry to reduce dependence on coal.
Such an expressway from Pound to Interstate 77 was approved in 19-95 by Congress.


8E-Special-Olympics


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After weeks and months of training some young olympians put their skills to test in Roanoke.
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It's the Special Olympics Fall Tournament - an annual competition for athletes from across Virginia.
Besides soccer, there were three other events: roller skating, volleyball and bowling.
The Special Olympians spend most of the year training for this event, as well as winter and summer games.
Organizers say it's always rewarding to watch the participants battle it out on the field.
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IN Q= I think it's a feel-good thing

((VALERIE REINFORD/SPECIAL OLYMPICS: I THINK IT'S A FEEL-GOOD THING TO SEE THE ATHLETES ARE REALLY ENJOYING THEMSELVES AND PERFORMING WELL. AND WE'VE HAD A LOT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT OUT HERE TO CHEER THEM ON.))
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Next up for Virginia Special Olympics is the Winter Games.
Those take place at the Wintergreen ski resort in January.
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8Dads-promo


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TAPE#=97-74
GRAPHIC=Dads from a Distance


Today News 7 begins a special series of reports that examine custody battles following divorce and the affect they have on fathers and their children.
Some fathers spend thousands of dollars fighting for custody, a court battle that many lose, but say ultimately was worth the effort.
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((BARRY KOPLEN/DIVORCED FATHER: I LOST ALMOST EVERYTHING, BUT I GOT MY CHILDREN BACK. YOU CAN ALWAYS START OVER FINANCIALLY WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR CHILDREN, IF YOU LOSE THEM FOR TOO LONG, THOSE FRAGILE BONDS THAT YOU HAVE WITH THEM JUST GET LOST AND THEY GET DISPLACED AND THE CHILDREN FORGET WHO THEIR PARENTS ARE.))
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Stacey Martin's four part series Dads from a Distance begins airing tonight at six and eleven.
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8Weather


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Checking the forecast now--expect a partly cloudy day for the start of the work week. The high will be in the mid 50s. Clouds increase tonight, it will be quite chilly, with the low dipping down to the mid 30s.
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