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On NEWS 7 at SIX:

A view of the crime scene in Grayson County where the black victim was burned and beheaded.
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And the candidates were out before dawn driving home their political positions... casting their ballots, wrapping up the off-year election campaign.
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Tonight in sports, we'll hear from the Lady Hokies, the Roanoke Express and would you vote for this man?
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Fallen Saint Kerry Collins talks about his latest troubles and his plans to turn his life around.
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A chilly November election day. Rainfall totals range from a quarter to a half inch. Temperatures stay cool for the rest of the week.

[Cressell]


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Jurors today got a glimpse of the crime scene where Grayson County investigators found the badly-burned and decapitated body of Garnett "G-P" Johnson.
The prosecution displayed a videotape... on this second day of the capital murder trial of Emmett Cressell, Junior.

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Teresa Hamilton is in Independence with the latest.
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((Keith: What will happen tomorrow?))

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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#98-57 1:42:49]
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This was supposed to be the election nobody cared about, but with one hour left before the polls close, the turnout seems to be better than expected in many places, but not in Roanoke.
[Election '98 Double Boxes=Keith & Stacey/Microwave]


Stacey Martin is in Roanoke with more.
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[SUPER=207- Brent Stevens;]
[SUPER=203-Henry Co.;]
[SUPER=203-Lynchburg;]
[SUPER=201-Loella Thaxton-Crutchfield/Roanoke General Registrar;]
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[OUT Q=going to make it.]


Early predictions figured there wasn't enough at stake to bring out voters.
But, many area voters felt the chance to exercise a constitutional right and perhaps partisanship were important enough to go to the polls.
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[SOT 16.43.46 - 16.43.53]
[IN Q=I think it's important]

((BILL DOUGHTY: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO COME OUT IF YOU'RE JUST VOTING FOR DOG CATCHER. YOU'VE GOT THE RIGHT TO VOTE AND YOU SHOULD USE IT NO MATTER WHAT THE ISSUES ARE.))
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[OUT Q=what the issues are.]
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[IN Q=Actually I came out]

((BRENT STEVENS: ACTUALLY I CAME OUT BECAUSE I HEARD ON THE NEWS THAT LOW TURNOUT WOULD KIND OF SCORE POINTS FOR THE REPUBLICANS SO ACTUALLY IT KIND OF MOTIVATED ME TO COME OUT AND CAST MY DEMOCRATIC VOTE.))
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[OUT Q=my democratic vote.]


Officials in Danville and Lynchburg said their turnout as of 5 p-m was not on par to equal that of the '94 elections. But, nonetheless higher than expected.
As of 3 p-m Roanoke officials saidjust under 27 percent of the city's registered voters had gone to the polls--a figure that surprised at least one officials.
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[SOT 16.27.55 - 16.28.08]
[IN Q=I'm a little]

((LOELLA THAXTON-CRUTCHFIELD/ROANOKE GENERAL REGISTRAR:I'M A LITTLE SURPRISED WITH IT. I HAD EXPECTED IT TO AT LEAST BE UP TO WHAT WE HAD IN 1994 WHICH WAS A 60 PERCENT, BUT I DON'T FEEL LIKE IT'S GOING TO MAKE IT.))
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The only PEOPLE on the ballot in most places are the candidates for congress.
Roanoke's mayor has never lost an election, but it's clear David Bowers faces his biggest challenge yet as he ventures beyond the city limits in HIS run to unseat Bob Goodlatte.
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[Take 6th District Map]
Virginia's 6th district ranges from Roanoke and Lynchburg- -skirting Bedford County- -running all the way to the Shenandoah Valley... including the Highlands... over to the West Virginia border.
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[***Take Election '98 Double Box***][Bowers]


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Tina Tenret is following David Bowers this election night.
She's here in Roanoke with more on the Mayor's day.
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[Double Boxes=Keith & Tina/Microwave][Goodlatte]



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As for Bob Goodlatte, he voted early, and worked the polls in the Roanoke Valley the rest of the day.
[Election '98 Double Boxes=Keith & Joe/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell has been following his campaign, and tonight he's reporting from the Hotel Roanoke.
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Keith, Republicans will be gathering here to watch the returns shortly. Goodlatte has been urging his supporters not to take this election lightly, but he and his campaign staff have also done their homework... and they'll be surprised with anything less than a decisive victory.
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[OUT Q=opportunity to do that.]

(([NAT SOUND OF GOODLATTE AT POLLS]
[IN Q=You're number 13...]
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[OUT Q=UH-OH laughter.]


Despite an early omen, Bob Goodlatte believes the numbers are in his favor.
He and his wife voted this morning at the Fishburne Park Precinct near their Roanoke home.
The three-term Congressman believes he has a positive message that plays well with his contituents in the sixth district.
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[IN Q=It's an important election]

((IT'S AN IMPORTANT ELECTION. I'M RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION ON THE PLATFORM OF PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT, HAVING WORKED TO BALANCE THE BUDGET, CUT TAXES AND REFORM WELFARE. WE HAVE A LOT MORE WORK TO DO AND I HOPE THE VOTERS WILL TURN OUT TO GIVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT.))
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[OUT Q=to do that.]))
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There's more Election 98 special coverage ahead, with votes on meal taxes, mixed drinks, and school spending.

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And we'll take you to the 9th district, where Rick Boucher is used to breezing by his challengers. Will Joe Barta's campaign produce a different outcome?
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Congressman Rick Boucher isn't used to strong challenges, but Joe Barta is giving him a good fight this time.
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[Take 9th Dist. Map]
The Ninth Congressional district covers a huge, mostly rural area from southwest Roanoke County all the way west to Tennessee and Kentucky.
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[***Take Election double box here***][Barta-Boucher]


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Scott Goldberg is in Radford tonight, where Doctor Barta lives and the site of what Republicans hope will be his victory party.
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(Rollcue: "...who are energized.)
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[SUPER=201-Rick Boucher/(D) 9th District; :53]
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[OUT Q=:...voters' minds.]




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[Double Boxes=Keith & Scott/Microwave][Other-Races]



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We're also tracking ballot questions, both statewide and local, today... starting with five proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution.
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[Take Gfx page full] Henry County residents will vote "yes" or "no" on a meals tax. [Next page] In Halifax County, there's a bond issue on the ballot to re-build the county's continuing education center. [Next page]
Voters in Pearisburg and Chatham will decide whether to allow sales of mixed drinks in their communities. [Next page] And in Buena Vista, there's a proposal for the direct election of the mayor.
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News 7 will provide the latest results to key races all evening. We'll bring you live updates with candidates' reaction, and analysis from our political expert, Tom Morris. Then we'll wrap it up with complete election coverage on News 7 at 11.

You can also catch election updates throughout the evening on our web page, WDBJ7-dot-com. [Stocks]


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A dead-even day on Wall Street, at least for the Dow. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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When Dennis West gets home tomorrow- -he'll be tethered to an electronic monitoring device.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May, 1989]


The 46-year old convicted killer WAS due to be released from Keen Mountain Prison today... having served a little less than ten years for killing his wife, Barbara, in Salem.
The parole board has extended his period of supervised release from six months to two YEARS. And the parole board says he WILL wear the electronic monitor; that's not even subject to the discretion of his parole officer.
West is expected to live in Vinton with his parents.
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[Check-Scam]


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Banks and stores that cash payroll checks need to be on the lookout for counterfeits.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


The Henry County Sheriff's Office says scam artists are using a computer to make bogus payroll checks that appear to be from the Tultex Corporation.
So far, 130-fake checks have been cashed in Southwest and Southside Virginia.
The sheriff's office believes these are professional scam artists because the bogus checks look so real.
But there are some differences.
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[IN Q=The Tultex check is actually]

((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: THE TULTEX CHECK IS ACTUALLY SMALLER THAN THE BOGUS CHECK. THE WRITING OF THE NAME TULTEX IS BOLDER ON THE ORIGINAL CHECK. <> THE BLUE LINE THAT SAYS THS DOCUMENT IS PRINTED IN TWO COLORS DO NOT ACCEPT UNLESS BROWN AND BLUES ARE PRESENT-- THE BOLD BLUE LINE THERE APPEARS ON THE ACTUAL TULTEX CHECK BUT IS NOT ON THE BOGUS CHECK.))
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[OUT Q=on the bogus check.]
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A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in this case.
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[Home-Depot]


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Roanoke County's attorney is trying to drill some holes in the case against the Home Depot rezoning.
Among his arguments: the group that sued the supervisors had no right to file suit.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./October 13;]


The county's response to the lawsuit was filed today.
It defends the way the supervisors handled the rezoning for the proposed home improvement center at Cave Spring Corner.
Opponents say the board broke its own rules, and state law, in the way it finally approved the rezoning.
But its attorney says all of the board's actions were legal and proper.
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[S-Express]


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The Express returns to the Round House tonight to face Northwest Division leading Wheeling at 7.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Express sources confirmed today that Daniel Berthiaume will start in goal for Roanoke. Despite a low scoring average, the Express has outshot it's opponents in four out of five games.
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[OUT Q=...put up some big numbers"]
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Kerry Collins, the NFL's latest poster child, faced the music and the media today to talk about his most recent problem - a DUI arrest early Monday morning in Charlotte.
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[IN Q="My behavior...]

((KERRY COLLINS:))
[SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/Saints Quarterback; :00]
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[OUT Q=...Saints' organization."]
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[wie to pinnacle 7503]
You can join the growing legions of Flutie fans this weekend as we bring you an NFL doubleheader on Sunday. Flutie and the Bills take on the Jets right after the Dolphins host Peyton Manning and the Colts.
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[wipe to pinnacle 7501]
And we also have a double header for you on Saturday. Notre Dame looks for win number 7 against Boston College in a Noon kickoff.
That one will be followed by the Alabama-LSU showdown at 3:30.
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[S-Tech]


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The votes have been piling up this preseason for the Virginia Tech women's basketball team.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :00]


The Lady Hokies are ranked in many of the preseason top 25 polls for the first time in school history.
It's a new situation they are more than glad to deal with these days.
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[IN Q="As far as...]
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