[7S-Bowers]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-56; 18:59]
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It's less than 24 hours until the election polls open, and area Congressional candidates are taking advantage of the campaign's final minutes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]


Roanoke Mayor David Bowers 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.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=13:10:00]
[IN Q=I THINK HIS]

((ROCHELLE LORITTS/VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR; I THINK HIS SUPPORT IS QUITE WIDESPREAD AND I THINK IT IS GOING TO BE A TRUMAN TYPE OF VICTORY. MAYBE IT'S NOT PREDICTABLE AT THIS POINT BY MOST PEOPLE, BUT THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT ALL THE MORE EXCITING.))
[SUPER=201-Rochelle Loritts/Volunteer Coordinator;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=MORE EXCITING.]
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[VO-NAT]

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 yesterday.
He went door-to-door to homes and grocery stores in Roanoke asking residents for their votes.
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[7S-Election-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-71; 01:27:13]
[GRAPHIC=Election '98]


Joe Barta is hoping some help from Monica Lewinsky will make him a winner at the polls.
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[VO-NAT]

[file from 98-61 at 1:27:48]
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.
And Virginia political expert Tom Morris said it's hard for voters to "send a message" when they're happy with the incumbent.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14 22 53]
[IN Q=there are]

((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.))
[SUPER=201-Tom Morris/Emory & Henry University;]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=OF VIRGINIA]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Tom Morris is the president of Emory and Henry University.
He will join us in the studio for News-7's election-night coverage.

[7S-Record-Fundraising]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-59; 1:52:45]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke College]


Celebrations are underway at Roanoke College- where the school has set a fundraising record for the third year in a row.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


This year, the school raised more than one-point-six million dollars--about 13-percent more than last year.
A majority of the money will go toward student scholarships.
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[SOT=11:48:30]
[IN Q=FOR EXAMPLE]

((KENNETH GARIN/STUDENT AFFAIRS VICE PRESIDENT; FOR EXAMPLE, IT'LL TAKE CARE OF 13 SUMMER SCHOLARS IN WHICH STUDENTS ARE PROVIDED WITH FUNDING SO THEY DO NOT HAVE TO WORK TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR UPKEEP IN THE SUMMER. THEY'RE GIVEN A PLACE TO LIVE AND THEY WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH FACULTY FOR 10 WEEKS DURING THE SUMMER.))
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Garin/Student Affairs Vice President;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=DURING THE SUMMER.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials say more money from frequent donors is the reason for the additional funds.
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[SOT=11:44:22]
[IN Q=THE HERITAGE WALK]

((JUDITH NELSON/ROANOKE COLLEGE; THE HERITAGE WALK WHICH LIES AHEAD OF US REFLECTS THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE MADE MAJOR GIFTS TO THE ANNUAL FUND AND UNRESTRICTED GIFTS. THAT MEANS THEY TRUST ROANOKE COLLEGE TO USE THEIR FUNDS AS WE CHOOSE, AS WE BELIEVE IS MOST NECESSARY.))
[SUPER=01-Judith Nelson/Roanoke College;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=MOST NECESSARY.]
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[VO-NAT]


School officials are already thinking of ways to top this year's fundraising record.
One idea, Nelson said, is to have more students fielding calls during future school phone-a-thons.
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[7WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Cutins]
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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast..
A chance for some rain today, as clouds move in to the area. Look for temperatures to rise to around 60 degrees.
Rainy and breezy overnight, with lows in the low- to mid-40s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 11/3/98
Tuesday:

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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45S-Amendments]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-60; 1:27:51]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


Five proposed constitutional amendments will be on the ballot tomorrow.
Last week, both local lawmakers and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke/Last Week;]


announced their support of questions 3 and 4- to promote regional cooperation on industrial development.
They argued it will NOT lead to higher taxes as some opponents have warned.
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[15:00:55]
[SOT]
[IN Q=I do not read]

((SEN. BO TRUMBO: I DO NOT READ THE AMMENDMENTS AS INDICATING INCREASED TAXING AUTHORITY. WHAT I DO READ THEM AS SAYING IS THE FACT THAT WE CAN JOIN TOGETHER, FORGET ABOUT THOSE LINES DRAWN ON THE MAP AND START WORKING TOGETHER TO SATISFY THE NEEDS NOT ONLY OF TODAY, BUT THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=201-Sen. Bo Trumbo/(R) Fincastle;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=but the future.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


A web site: yes-3-yes-4-dot-com, explains the Chamber's position on the proposed amendments.

[45S-Warner-Future]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-75; 20:24]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


Former congressional candidate and multi-millionaire Mark Warner may be hitting the campaign trial again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=204-File Tape;]


Warner has said he's considering a race for governor.
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[SOT=10:19:44]
[IN Q=I'VE BEEN ENCOURAGED]

((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.))
[SUPER=201-Mark Warner/Fmr. Senatorial Candidate;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=STAY INVOLVED.]
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[VO-NAT]

Warner challenged Republican John Warner for a seat in the U-S Senate two years ago and lost by a narrow margin.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]

This weekend he toured Southwest Virginia to support ninth district congressman Rick Boucher. Boucher's opponent is political newcomer Dr. Joe Barta.

[45S-Commercial-Pets]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-70; 37:14]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Animals are in the media spotlight.
And that's causing a rush at pet stores.
David Johnson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Since the release]
[SUPER=04-Paramount Pictures; :00 QUICKLY!!!]
[SUPER=01-Denise Spangler/Pet City Manager; :09]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Flarshiem/Guinea Pig Owner; :24]
[SUPER=01-Philip Flarshiem/Guinea Pig Owner; :34]
[SUPER=04-"Taco Bell" Ad; :41 QUICKLY!!!]
[SUPER=01-Sam Williamson/Peppy's Owner; 1:09]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Djo, N7]

((Since the release of the film "Dr. Dolittle" this summer, Pet City has had an increased demand for guinea pigs.
[SOT=18:58:06]
[IN Q=GUINEA PIGS STARTED]

((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.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=INTO THE FALL.]

[NAT-SOUND/17:01:55] [RUNS03] The film's talking rodent has owners noticing that their animals have a language all their own.
[SOT=18:40:05 - 18:39:35]
[IN Q=NORMALLY WHEN I]

((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.)) [RUNS22]
[OUT Q=REALLY FUN.]

And thanks to the new "Taco Bell" commercials, Chihuahuas have also become one of the store's hottest selling pets.
[SOT=18:58:29]
[IN Q=EVERYDAY SOMEONE]

((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.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=TACO BELL DOGS.]

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.
[SOT=18:46:32]
[IN Q=WE JUST CAME]

((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.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=PUT HIM DOWN.]

[STAND-UP] (( 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.)) [RUNS15]))


[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Cutins]
[WRITER=KMC]
[TAPE #=]
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Time again to find out what today's weather will be like--
Becoming cloudy, with a chance of rain.
Look for cooler highs near 60.
Periods of rain lasting through tonight, with lows in the mid 40s.
In the extended outlook, clouds and drizzle will linger into Election Day..with high temperatures only in the 50s this week.
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][8Cressell]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Emmett Cressell]


Emmett Cressell Junior will be back in a Grayson County courtroom today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/File Tape]


Cressell is accused of the brutal 19-97 murder of Garnett G-P Johnson.
The 24-person jury pool was filled on Friday.
That number is scheduled to be whittled down to twelve jurors and two alternates later today.
Cressell's attornies say they'll make one final effort to have the trial moved from Grayson County before opening arguments begin-- they're also scheduled to take place today.
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[8S-Bowers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-56; 18:59]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


David Bowers is getting some inspiration from yesterday's Redskins victory.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]


The Roanoke Mayor held an "underdog" party for his campaign and the Redskins.
Bowers is facing a tough bid to unseat incumbent Bob Goodlatte.
But, the mayor and his supporters are predicting an upset.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=13:10:00]
[IN Q=I THINK HIS]

((ROCHELLE LORITTS/VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR; I THINK HIS SUPPORT IS QUITE WIDESPREAD AND I THINK IT IS GOING TO BE A TRUMAN TYPE OF VICTORY. MAYBE IT'S NOT PREDICTABLE AT THIS POINT BY MOST PEOPLE, BUT THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT ALL THE MORE EXCITING.))
[SUPER=201-Rochelle Loritts/Volunteer Coordinator;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=MORE EXCITING.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

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 yesterday.
He went door-to-door to homes and grocery stores in Roanoke asking residents for their votes.
(------------)



[8S-Election-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-71; 01:27:13]
[GRAPHIC=Election '98]


Republican Joe Barta is hoping the presidential scandal will win him some votes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[file from 98-61 at 1:27:48]
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.
And Virginia political expert Tom Morris said it's hard for voters to "send a message" when they're happy with the incumbent.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14 22 53]
[IN Q=there are]

((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.))
[SUPER=201-Tom Morris/Emory & Henry University;]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=OF VIRGINIA]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Tom Morris is the president of Emory and Henry University.
He will join us in the studio for News-7's election-night coverage.

[8S-Amendments]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-60; 1:27:51]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


Voters will also have five proposed constitutional amendments to consider tomorrow.
Last week, both local lawmakers and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke/Last Week;]


announced their support of questions 3 and 4- to promote regional cooperation on industrial development.
They argued it will NOT lead to higher taxes as some opponents have warned.
(/////SOT/////)

[15:00:55]
[SOT]
[IN Q=I do not read]

((SEN. BO TRUMBO: I DO NOT READ THE AMMENDMENTS AS INDICATING INCREASED TAXING AUTHORITY. WHAT I DO READ THEM AS SAYING IS THE FACT THAT WE CAN JOIN TOGETHER, FORGET ABOUT THOSE LINES DRAWN ON THE MAP AND START WORKING TOGETHER TO SATISFY THE NEEDS NOT ONLY OF TODAY, BUT THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=201-Sen. Bo Trumbo/(R) Fincastle;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=but the future.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


A web site: yes-3-yes-4-dot-com, explains the Chamber's position on the proposed amendments.

[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Cutins]
[WRITER=KMC]
[TAPE #=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Turning your attention now to the Monday forecast--
Expect a build-up of clouds, with rain moving into the area today.
Highs only around 60.
Periods of rain are likely tonight, as lows fall into the mid 40s.
Over the next four days, the clouds will stick around.
Cooler temperatures will also linger, with highs only in the 50s.
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