Up next on News 7 at 11...
Rescue workers in Central America are still looking for victims of hurricane Mitch.
Area candidates get ready for their last day of campaigning before the vote.
And John Glenn is doing fine on day four.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Congressional candidate David Bowers was looking for last-minute support today.
The Roanoke Mayor held an "underdog" party for his campaign and the Washington Redskins.
Bowers is facing a tough bid to unseat incumbent Bob Goodlatte.
But, the mayor and his supporters are predicting an upset.
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Bowers says IF he loses, he'll
run for the sixth congressional seat again in two years.
Meanwhile, Bob Goodlatte was giving voters his last minute pitch today.
He went door-to-door to homes and grocery stores in Roanoke asking residents for their votes.
Joe Barta is banking on the Monica Lewinsky factor to help him at the polls Tuesday.
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He is running ads, asking voters to "send a message to Bill Clinton."
But incumbent Rick Boucher is heavily favored to win the ninth district.
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And Virginia political expert Tom Morris said it's hard for voters to "send a message" when they're happy with the incumbent.
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((TOM MORRIS/EMORY & HENRY UNIVERSITY: THERE ARE SOME 58 OR 60 COMPETITIVE DISTRICTS AROUND THE COUNTRY, AND THOSE RACES WILL DETERMINE HOW MUCH OF A GAIN THE REPUBLICANS MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE. SO IT'S THOSE RACES, ABOUT 60, WE'LL BE LOOKING AT MOST CLOSELY ON ELECTION NIGHT. UNFORTUNATELY FOR VIRGINIANS, NONE OF THOSE RACES ARE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
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Tom Morris is the president of Emory and Henry University.
He will join us in the studio for News-7's election-night coverage.
Multi-millionaire Mark Warner is talking of running for political office yet again.
Warner has said he's considering a race for governor.
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((MARK WARNER/FORMER SENATORIAL CANDIDATE; I'VE BEEN ENCOURAGED BY A NUMBER OF FRIENDS TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR NEXT TIME AND THAT'S CLEARLY A CONSIDERATION. BUT WE'VE GOT TO GET THROUGH THIS CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION, NEXT YEAR IS VERY IMPORTANT IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY RACES. SO THERE IS A NUMBER OF ELECTIONS BETWEEN NOW AND THEN. BUT I AM GOING TO STAY INVOLVED.))
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Warner challenged Republican John Warner for a seat in the U-S Senate two years ago and lost by a narrow margin.
This weekend he is touring Southwest Virginia to support ninth district congressman Rick Boucher.
Boucher's opponent is political newcomer Dr. Joe Barta.
John Glenn says he feels great. The world's oldest astronaut says zero-gravity isn't bothering him at all, though he could do without the needles.
Maureen Maher has details.
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With a 36-year absence from space, John Glenn has had to make up for
lost time in the last few days. But while speaking with reporters on
Sunday, Glenn said there are still some things he will never understand.
Enjoying a breakfast of eggs and grits with the crew, John Glenn
continued to make space flight look relatively easy on the 4th day of
his historic journey . that despite a second day of drawing blood
samples for an experiment designed to measure his muscle tissue loss.
All in all, the STS-95 mission has gone better than even NASA expected,
(NASA mission control nats/1:42:06) ". standing by for maneuver."
Operating Discovery's 50-foot long robot arm, mission specialist Stephan
Lindsey moved the small satellite from the cargo bay, and then released
it into to space.
(NATS - NASA - 1:52:34 - "Houston, Discovery, activation is complete
for spartan" )
NASA was also excited to release these extraordinary pictures of last
Thursday's lift off - a camera mounted on the solid rocket boosters
gives a never before seen view of the launch.
STAND UP: - Sunday night, the senator launches into another phase of the
sleep disorders study, when he dons the so-called hannible lector
headcap. The cap, with 23 sensors is designed to measure everything
from brain waves to snoring. Maureen Maher...CBS News, Johnson Space Center.))
The death toll from hurricane Mitch in Central America is approaching a thousand.
It could climb as high as fifteen-hundred by the time they recover all the bodies.
Some of the heaviest damage came as a lake in a volcano overflowed, sending mud and rocks down onto villages below.
Still to come--Salem's Elizabeth Campus will be the home of a new center for seniors.
And, 14 years ago Senator John Glenn wasn't thinking of going back to space.
He was trying to become President.
More when the news continues.
A Roanoke lumber company may have to pay thousands of dollars to get rid of some hazardous materials.
And, an assisted living center comes to Salem.
Scott Goldberg has more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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((This week on the Review...
Getting rid of hundreds of gallons of hazardous waste is going to cost the owners of Star City Lumber.
Thirty-seven thousand dollars, unless they win a suit they filed this week.
Barrels of lacquer and wood finishing material turned up this June, just after Star City bought the old Singer Furniture Plant.
Part of what some call Salem's oasis of serenity is about to become a haven of seniority.
A developer plans to build an assisted living center on the Elizabeth Campus.
City council wants to develop 32 of the campus's 52-acres.
A temporary reprieve for the Roanoke Regional Homebuilders.
Roanoke County delayed until January a vote on a controversial comprehensive plan.
Homebuilders say the plan does not do enough to promote economic development.
Norfolk Southern's third-quarter haul was down 11-percent from the same quarter last year, largely because it's costing N-S so much to acquire Conrail.
Big profits for American Electric Power.
Third-quarter earnings were up 114-percent compared with the same three months last year.
And for the fiscal year ending September 30th, Roanoke Gas profits were up 18 percent from 19-97.
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Wall Street did its best John Glenn impersonation this week.
The Dow rocketing up 140-points.
The Nasdaq gaining 78.
That's this week's Review, I'm Scott Goldberg.
By now, almost everyone knows of astronaut John Glenn's history-making mission into space.
But, few people know that Glenn's travels once took him to Southwest Virginia.
Andrew Freiden has that story in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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On February 20,1962, John Glenn made history as the first American to orbit the earth
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This past Thursday he walked out with the rest of the Discovery crew to make his second trip to space.
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Glenn went on to make history several other times becoming a U.S. Senator in 1974 and running for President in 1984.
It was that campaign that brought Glenn to Roanoke.
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In a fundraiser for Congressmen Jim Olin, Glenn also took advantage of the opportunity to campaign for president. He was in search of the democratic nomination.
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((LET ME JUST START OFF WITH A ONE STATEMENT DEMOCRATS CAN WIN THAT WHITE HOUSE IN 1984.. YEAH.. AND IF I DID NOT BELIEVE THAT I WILL TELL YOU THAT I WOULD NOT BE RUNNING, BUT I THINK THAT WE SHOULD CHANGE THE POLICIES OF THIS ADMINISTRATION))
It was not John Glenn that won the democratic nomination in 1984, but Walter Mondale.
Glenn continued in his political career as a Senator from Ohio and will retire from his post in January, but not without soaring into the record books one last time.
That's Virginia Newsreel I'm Andrew Frieden.))
Up next--Patrick Evans we'll take a look at your weather for the month of November.
And, chihuahuas and guinea pigs are in high demand at an area pet store thanks to recent movies and Taco Bell commercials.
More when we return.
Some animals are stealing the show in movies and commercials.
And, they're now in big demand at one area pet store.
David Johnson has more.
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((Since the release of the film "Dr. Dolittle" this summer, Pet City has had an increased demand for guinea pigs.
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((DENISE SPANGLER/PET CITY MANAGER; GUINEA PIGS STARTED OUTSELLING RABBITS PROBABLY FIVE TO ONE. AND WE'VE SEEN A DEFINITE INCREASE THAT HAS FOLLOWED THROUGH THE SUMMER INTO THE FALL.))
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The film's talking rodent has owners noticing that their animals have a language all their own.
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((SARAH FLARSHIEM/GUINEA PIG LOVER; NORMALLY WHEN I TAKE BUSTER DOWNSTAIRS TO FEED HIM AND ITS REALLY CUTE HEARING ALL THOSE CUTE NOISES.))
((PHILIP FLARSHIEM/GUINEA PIG LOVER; I THINK THEY'RE REALLY FUN, THEY'RE SWEET AND IT'S REALLY NICE TO HAVE THEN TALK TO YOU. I THINK THEY'RE REALLY FUN.))
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And thanks to the new "Taco Bell" commercials, Chihuahuas have also become one of the store's hottest selling pets.
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((DENISE SPANGLER; EVERYDAY SOMEONE COMES IN AND YOU HEAR A REFERENCE TO THE TACO BELL COMMERCIAL. THEY HAVE NOW LOST THEIR IDENTITIES AND HAVE BECOME THE TACO BELL DOGS.))
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Chihuahuas like this little guy are considered the prototype size for what customers are looking for.
His name is Peppy. He's less than three months old and weighs about a pound and a half.
Kids say they just can't resist them after seeing the commercial.
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((SAM WILLIAMSON/PEPPY'S OWNER; WE JUST CAME TO LOOK AT SOME OTHER ANIMALS AND WE SAW HIM. PEPPY CAME UP AND I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM AND WE HAD TO BUY HIM. 'CAUSE WE PICKED HIM UP AND COULDN'T PUT HIM DOWN.))
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(( SPANGLER'S STAFF HAVE EXPANDED its NORMAL BOUNDARIES TO KEEP A SUPPLY OF THE ANIMALS.
THEY'VE INCREASED THE DRIVING DISTANCE FROM THREE TO FIVE HOURS AND QUADRUPLED THE NUMBER OF MONTHLY TRIPS THEY MAKE.
BUT SHE SAYS IT'S ALL A PART OF HELPING PEOPLE MAKE THEIR PET CONNECTION.
DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.))
The holiday season is getting closer and Jack Frost is near.
Patrick Evans takes a look ahead at the month of November.
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The Washington Redskins had their first turn over free game and they ended a 7 game winning streak beating the Giants 21 to 14.
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Norv Turner on the sideline as the game got underway.
On the Redskins first possession Trent Green takes them down the field fakes the pass and rolls to the right to score and Washington led 7 to nothing.
But that lead did not last long. On the kickoff New York's David Patten breaks through the wall and he takes it in on this 91 yard return for a touchdown and the score was tied at 7 to 7 in the first quarter.
Green would lead the Skins on another touchdown drive this time he goes to the air and hits Stephen Davis on the 12 yard T-D pass and the Skins lead 14 to 7 at the half.
Washington opened the second half with a score.
Skip Hicks scoring on the five yard run and the skins wih it 24 to 14.
Steve Beuerlein threw for 132 yards and two touchdowns as Carolina won for the first time beating New Orleans 31 to 17.
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Kerry Collins returned to Charlotte but Saints coach Mike Ditka didn't have the heart to start him.
Leading 7 to nothing, Carolina defensive back Eric Davis picks off this pass and he returns it 57 yards for a touchdown and the Panthers led the game 17 to nothing.
The Saints would score their first touchdown in the fourth quarter Billy Joe Toliver rolls out and hits Cameron Cleveland on the two yard T-D pass to make it 24 to 10 Panthers.
Carolina would add to its lead in the fourth
quarter when Beuelein goes to the air and hits Rocket Ismail on the 35 yard touchdown pass the Panthers win it 31 to 17.
John Elway led Denver to 3 fourth quarter touchdowns yesterday and Terrell Davis scored the winning touchdown in the closing minutes of the game as Denver holds off Cincinnati 33 to 26.
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Davis with the look before the games start.
Neil O'Donnell would put the Bengals on top in the second quarter when he hits Damon Gibson on the 17 yard touchdown pass to make it 12 to 6.
But the Broncos would come back in the third quarter
when John Elway hits Willie green on the 17 yard touchdown pass to make it 13 to 12 and Denver wins it 33 to 26.
Jeff Gordon wins the Winston Cup Points Championship and the A-C DELCO 400. More later on mornin'.
Tampa Bay got its offense together today rushing for a team record 246 yards and the Bucaneers knock the Vikings from the unbeaten Ranks with a 27 to 24 win.
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The score was back and forth from the opening kickoff.
Minnesota regained the lead in the third quarter when Randall Cunningham hooks up with Jake Reed on the three yard
touchdown pass to make it 24 to 17.
Tampa Bay added a field goal then late in the
fourth quarter Mike Alstott takes the handoff and scores from six yards out the Bucs win it 27 to 24.
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The Packers and 49-ers both have 6 and 2 records after today's action at Lambeau field.
Brett Favre hooked up with Antonio Freeman on touchdown pass plays of 80 and 62 yards in the Packers 36 to 22 win over the Niners.
Freeman had seven catches for 193 yards and here's the rest of the scores.
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And coming up, Jeff Gordon is the Winston Cup points champion and the Winner of the A-C Delco 400 at The Rock.
And Hal Sutton wins the Tour Championship and a spot on the President's Cup Team.
Jeff Gordon showed yesterday why he is among NASCAR's greatest drivers. Gordon chased down Dale Jarrett to win the Winston Cup points title and the A-C Delco 400 yesterday afternoon at the Rock.
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Dale Jarrett took the lead from Rusty Wallace with 308 laps left to go in the race.
Then the second caution of the day comes out when Sterling Marlin slides on the track and gets hit by Johnny Benson.
Mark Martin had a long stop in the pits on the caution because of a problem with a spring on the right front side of the car.
Jeff Gordon was as high as third and he would clinch the Winston Cup Points championship with just over 200 laps left in the race.
But Rusty Wallace would dominate the race until he slowed down and Gordon passed him with 9 laps to go.
Gordon pulled away and he would take the checkered flag ahead of Dale Jarrett winning the championship and the A-C Delco 400, his 12-th Winston cup win of the season.
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Rusty was third, Mark Martin fourth and Jeff Burton finished fifth.
Billy King's 71 yesterday in the Pacific Bell Senior Classic left him tied for 44-th place.
King's total of 216 put him at even par11 shots behind the winner Joe Inman.
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The P-G-A tour was in Atlanta for the Tour Championship.
V.J. Singh was 1 over during the final 54 holes and that allowed Hal Sutton to win the championship.
Sutton would sink this six foot birdie putt on the first hole of sudden death to beat Singh and claim the 720-thousand dollar first prize. The win also moved Sutton into 10-th place and a spot on the Presidents cup team.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
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Roanoke College Women's Soccer team beat Randolph Macon in the ODAC Tournament Championship yesterday, three to two in double overtime.
As Denise Allen tells us a strong recruiting class helped the Lady Maroons bounce back from last year's losing record.
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And that's exactly what Coach Benne and his staff accomplished.
The Maroon's roster boasts 11 freshman.
One of those is former Cave Spring star Lindsay Higginbotham.
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That togetherness isn't just in the freshman class, the whole team hangs out--a secret they say helped them go from an 8-11 and one record last year to this season's 14-five and one mark.
The veterans say this freshman class didn't just provide depth.
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Now the Lady Maroons are preparing for the N-C-Double-A Tournament.
And for this team that only loses one starter to graduation, next season is looking good for them as well.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))
The lady maroons received a bid to the N-C-A-A tournament and will play Lynchburg on Wednesday in Lynchburg.