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Up next on News 7 at 11...
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A Republican Presidential candidate is throwing in the towel because he can't keep up with the frontrunner.
And a Democratic challenger is giving Al Gore a run for his money.
Plus we'll find out why more Virginia Tech students are adding God to their curriculum.
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News 7 at 11 is up next.
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Republican Presidential candidate Dan Quayle is reportedly dropping out of the race.
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The word comes from a senior campaign official, who says Quayle will make the announcement tomorrow morning.
Quayle couldn't keep up with front-runner George W. Bush's fundraising efforts, and reportedly thought it would be wrong to ask people to keep donating money to a campaign that couldn't go all the way.
Sources say Quayle has no regrets about his campaing.
In a recent national poll, Quayle recieved 9 percent of the vote.
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[Gore]


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Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Al Gore's competition is gaining momentum.
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New polls show his main rival, former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley, is running almost even with Gore in New Hampshire and New York.
Gore says he's not taking anything for granted.
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((AL GORE/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE;I'VE NEVER THOUGHT THAT THIS WOULD COME WITHOUT A FIGHT. I ALWAYS EXPECTED A FIGHT. I ENJOY A GOOD HARD FIGHT, A GOOD CAMPAIGN. I'M RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS ONE. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE REST OF IT.))
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Gore denied reports he will sharpen his attack on Bradley, saying he'll keep the campaign positive.
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[Exner]


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The woman who claimed to be John F. Kennedy's mistress has died.
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Judith Campbell Exner died of breast cancer at age 65.
In her autobiography, Exner claimed she had a 2 year affair with Kennedy.
She also claimed to have delivered messages from the President to Chicago Mafia boss Sam Giancana.
Exner was introduced to Kennedy in the 50's, while dating Frank Sinatra.
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[Lynchburg]


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The Lynchburg Region is having a hard time holding onto its' young adult population.
In fact , they are leaving the area at an alarming rate. According to census figures the population age of 20 to 34 has dropped more than 10 percent this decade in Lynchburg and seven surrounding localities.
That's four times faster than the state rate. City officials say young people aren't interested in taking well paying manufacturing jobs in the region.
And the lack of social opportunities is also a factor.

[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center


[Virginia-Profile]


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The earthquake that shook Turkey in August took at least 15 thousand lives.
Virginia Tech Engineering Professor Jimmy Martin recently returned from surveying the damage there... and he's the subject of this week's Virginia profile.
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((JIMMY MARTIN/VA. TECH ENGINEERING PROFESSOR: ANY BIG EARTHQUAKE SUCH AS THIS IS CERTAINLY A HUMAN TRAGEDY. AND THAT'S WHAT WE RECOGNIZE FIRST. HOWEVER, EARTHQUAKES ARE VERY IMPORTANT FROM A LEARNING STANDPOINT. THEY'RE DIFFICULT TO STUDY. THE EFFECTS ARE DIFFICULT TO CHARACTERIZE. AND WE HAVE TO USE EVERY OPPORTUNITY WE CAN TO HAVE A REAL LABORATORY TO STUDY BY.))
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Jimmy Martin has studied the effects of earthquakes before...
But when he travelled to northwest Turkey this month at the request of the National Science Foundation, not only did he find devastating material damage, but an overwhelming human toll as well.
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((IT WAS COMMON TO MEET PEOPLE THAT HAD LOST 40 TO 50 MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILY IN THIS EVENT. IT REALLY CHANGES THE PERSPECTIVE AND MAKES ME APPRECIATE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF WHAT WE'RE DOING. I'VE NEVER SEEN THAT KIND OF HUMAN TRAGEDY BEFORE.))
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[OUT Q=that kind of human tragedy before.]


From the air, and on the ground the images were striking. A row of fence posts offset by several feet... A building collapsed upon itself... port facilities in ruins.
As a specialist in geotechnical engineering... Martin and Tech graduate student Gruney Olgun were evaluating soil types... and their impact on earthquake damage.
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(( MUCH OF THE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE THAT WE SAW WAS DUE TO INADEQUATE DESIGN, HOWEVER THE VARIOUS AREAS THAT WERE DAMAGED HEAVIEST WERE RELATED TO THE TYPES OF GEOLOGY AND SOIL CONDITION THERE.))
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It may take ten years for experts to analyze all the information, but Martin says the lessons they learn from the Turkey quake may have application here in the southeastern united states, an area with similar soil structures and a substantial earthquake risk.
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((WE'VE ALWAYS FOCUSED ON CALIFORNIA, BUT THE EARTHQUAKE RISK IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES, AND ALSO WHAT'S A SURPRIZE TO MANY PEOPLE, THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES... WE'RE QUITE AT RISK TO SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES.))
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And that may be a compelling argument for the earthquake engineering center that Martin and colleagues at Virginia Tech are now organizing... a center that will focus on the earthquake threat very close to home.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Blacksburg.))


[Tech-Religion]


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Some Virginia Tech students say they have found a way to handle the challenges of college life.
They are turning to God.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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(( It's Sunday morning and on Virginia Tech's campus hundreds of students are worshiping God.
The number of students attending service and joining religious organizations has risen significantly over the past couple of years.
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((J.R. WOODWARD/PASTOR NEW LIFE CAMPUS FELLOWSHIP: WE STARTED WITH 24 PEOPLE AND NOW WE HAVE OVER 900 PEOPLE THAT COME TO FOUR DIFFERENT SERVICES))
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((REV. JAMES GRIFFIN/CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTER:THE NUMBERS VASTLY INCREASED. OUR CHURCHES ARE FULL. THIS CHAPEL IS FULL FOUR TIMES A WEEKEND))
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Reverend James Griffin says already this year they have 400 new members.
And he says students are turning to religion to help them deal with life's problems.
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((REV. JAMES GRIFFIN/CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTER:THEIR STARTING TO SEE THAT THEIR LIVES GO TOGETHER. THEY DON'T HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITHOUT RELIGION. YOU DON'T HAVE ACADEMIA. IT'S ALL ONE LIFE THAT THEY LEAD. IF THE FAITH PART IS LACKING THE REST OF IT IS GOING TO BE LACKING))
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And several students agree -- they say having a religious foundation helps them to succeed.
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((TABATHA CROSTIC/VA TECH STUDENT: IT KEEPS ME GROUNDED. YOU DON'T GET STRESSED WHEN YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING, WHERE YOUR PATH IS. JUST BE SO GROUNDED, LIKE WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE JUST GIVES YOU SO MUCH CONFIDENCE))
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((SCOTT PHARR/VA TECH STUDENT:IF WE'RE HAVING STRESS, HE CAN JUST TAKE IT AWAY AND CAN JUST SMOOTH EVERYTHING OUT, PROBLEMS IN OUR LIVES, PROBLEMS WITH FRIENDS. HE CAN HELP))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: AND SEVERAL STUDENTS SAY LEARNING ABOUT GOD IS A PART OF THEIR EDUCATION AS A STUDENT HERE AT VIRGINIA TECH AND THEY HOPE MORE STUDENTS WILL FIND THE HAPPINESS THEY HAVE FOUND. JOY SUTTON, N7 BLACKSBURG))
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Still to come on News 7 -- see one funeral homes unique way of sending condolenses online.
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Plus a memorial for Columbine students gets cut down by parents, the details after the break.
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A memorial to the people who died at Columbine High School continues to cause hard feelings.
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A church group planted fifteen memorial trees.
Two of the trees were cut down today by angry parents who felt they represented the two killers who committed suicide.
Church members set the trees back up on their stumps, saying its all a misunderstanding.
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((MARK ALBERS/WEST BOWLES COMMUNITY CHURCH; THIS ISN'T FOR THE TWO STUDENTS THAT PERPETRATED THIS, THIS IS FOR THEIR FAMILY THOSE TREES WERE PUT UP FOR... ITS FORGIVING, UNDERSTANDING FOR THAT AND I DON'T THINK PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT))
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Church members say they're trying to remember that the parents of the two boys who did the shooting also lost their children.
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A group of students at Patrick Henry High School is spreading a positive message to the community.
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They're called the Patrick Henry World Wide Pride Team.
And today they held a walk-a-thon to raise money for a trip to the World drug free conference.
The pride team conducts activities speaking out against drug and alcohol abuse through song, dance, poetry, skits and workshops.
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((AJA MIDDLEBROOK/PATRICK HENRY WORLD WIDE PRIDE TEAM: IF WE CAN REACH ONE PERSON TO BETTER THEMSELVES MAYBE THEY CAN TEACH ANOTHER PERSON AND IT CAN GO DOWN THE LINE AND REACH A GROUP OF PEOPLE))
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This is one of many fundraisers the team is having to raise the 25-hundred dollars needed for the trip.
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[WebWatch]


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Watch the restoration of American History in progress online.
And funeral homes are finding a place on the web.
More on tonight's WebWatch.
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More than 38 years after it splashed down and sank to the ocean bottom, Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell Seven has landed online. The craft now resides at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, which specialized in space craft reconstruction.
You can watch the renovation process on their webcam, which updates every minute.

Everyone else is online... why NOT funeral homes?
Several funeral homes have websites, but this Michigan funeral home has taken a bold step into cyber-space... With floral decorations and organ music playing in the background, the site offers online obituaries...
And online condolences... you can send your message of sympathy and support to the bereaved family electronically.
The site also as a list of grief counseling services.

Feeling a little crowded? The United Nations is counting down to the big 6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0... They estimate the world's six billionth person will be born on October 12th... There's a world population counter on their site... you can put it next to your y2k countdown clock...
The site, created by the UN's population fund, also contains facts about world population growth.

For links to these sites, click on WebWAtch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ 7-dot-com.))
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It may seem like yesterday -- but the Roanoke airport opened ten years ago.
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Coming up we'll take a look back on the opening day and find out what Roanoke residents thought of the new airport.
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Since it's opening 10 years ago, nearly 1- million people have used the new terminal at the Roanoke Regional Airport. In this week's Virginia Newsreel, we'll take a look at the opening of the new terminal and learn a little about Roanoke's aviation history. Keith Humphry has more.
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((It's hard to imagine now, but 70 years ago the spot where the Roanoke Regional Airport stands today used to be nothing but pasture and a dirt landing strip. No hint of the elaborate building terminal that's there now.
Wes Hillman was one of the few pilots flying back then.
He says a plane coming into Roanoke was a big deal in those days.
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((11 AIRPLANES........FOUND THE AIRPORT AND LANDED ON IT)) [RUNS19]
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In 1929, a hanger was built and the first control tower went up a few years later. More improvements were made during World War 2. Congressman Clifton Woodrum had the airport declared a national defense project to train pilots. The Government spent 800-thousand to pave and extend the runways.
The airport has gone through many changes throughout the years. But in 1989, regional governments started from scratch; building a new 25 million dollar facility. Several celebrations took place before the opening like a Gala, a Ribbon Cutting and an Open house.
But the real challenge came September 13th, 1989. It was opening day and News 7 was there.
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(( music...Ready or not here they come, paying passengers. I'm Keith Humphry and we are here live tonight)) [RUNS35]
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Maintenance crews were still putting on the finishing touches.
Despite a few opening day glitches, the new terminal got rave reviews.
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((WE ARE REALLY FORTUNATE WE HAD A WILD DAY YESTERDAY, BUT I THINK IT HAS WORKED OUT BEAUTIFULLY)) [RUNS07]
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((IT'S FANTASTIC. THE VIEW IS GREAT. BETTER ACCESSIBILITY. I JUST HOPE IT BRINGS MORE TRAFFIC TO THE AREA........THE WAY I FEEL, I DON'T CARE IF MY TAXES HAVE TO GO UP. IT'S VERY NICE.)) [RUNS20]
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Bad weather backed up planes for a while, but they were on their way once the skies cleared.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.))

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The United States rallied from a 10 and 6 deficit heading into singles play to post the greatest comeback in Ryder Cup history edging Europe 14 and a half to 13 and a half to keep the cup in the country for the first time since 1993.

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The Americans won the first six matches closing all of them before the 17-th hole.
Then Justin Leonard, who had struggled for two days, came from 4 down and rolled in this 45 foot birdie putt on the 17-th hole to get the half point needed for the victory.
The Americans won the singles competition 8 and a half to 3 and a half.
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Three touchdowns from Stephen Davis and the Washington Redskins would beat the Jets 27 to 20.
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The Skins fell behind 7 to nothing in the first quarter.
Then Davis takes the handoff and scores the first of his three T-D's on the short run and the Skins took a 10 to 7 win.
Redskin defensive back Darrell Green added a new page to the record book. He picks off this Rick Mirer pass in the end zone for his 17-th consecutive game with an interception a N-F-L record.
The Jets would take the lead though in the third quarter. Curtis Martin scores on the 3 yard run to make it 14 to 13 New York.
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But Davis would score twice in the fourth quarter and the Redskins hold on for the 27 to 20 win.
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The Carolina Panthers put one in the win column today beating the Cincinnati Bengals 27 to 3.
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A Panther and Bengal fan having words before the game.
Tim Biakabutuka would have a record day for the Panthers on this play he turns the corner and goes down the sideline on his way to a 62 yard touchdown run the longest rush from scrimmage in Panther History and Carolina lead 7 to nothing.
[SUPER=32-Carolina/27/Cincinnati/3/;]


Then in the third quarter he would break that record. This time he takes the handoff reverses field and gets a good block from Steve Beuerlein on his way to a 67 yard T-D run and the Panthers beat the Bengals 27 to 3.
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[VO NAT]
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The defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos are off to an 0 and 3 start.
This afternoon in Tampa Mike Alstott rushed for a career high 113 yards and a touchdown as the Bucaneers beat the Broncos 13 to 10.
And here are the rest of the scores. [MOTION]
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And coming up in sports, the Braves clinch Mark Martin wins at Dover.
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[VO-NAT]


And Mike Stevens has a damage report from the Martinsville Speedway during today's Taco Bell 300.
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A South Carolina driver survived a record 16 cautions to win today's Taco Bell 300 Late Model Stock Car Race.
Mike Stevens and Photographer Lynn Eller have the damage report from the Martinsville Speedway.
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Mark Martin ended a 25 race drought winning the M-N-B-A Gold 400 for the third year in a row.
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Tony Stewart had a strong car to start the race and he was the leader after 111 laps.
But Mark Martin would take the lead with over 200 laps left in the race leading Dale Jarrett by 2 tenths of a second.
Ward Burton was on the move but he was having power problems and was holding in the sixth position.
Jarrett, The Points leader would get his car to the front putting Stewart a lap down to lead the race for the second time.
On lap 354 the fourth caution of the day would come out when Rick Craven spins out on the track.
But by this time Martin was in control and he cruised to the finish line winning the MBNA Gold 400 at Dover.
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Stewart was second, Jarrett third, Matt Kenseth fourth Bobby Labonte fifth and Jeff Burton sixth.





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The Atlanta Braves clinched the National League East Division title with a 10 to nothing win over Montreal.
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Cincinnati blew a 3 run lead but came back to beat St. Louis 7 to 5 in 12.
But Mark McGwire hit his 60-th homer in the game to claim a couple of more spots in the record book.
The shot in the 8-th made him the third player to hit 400 homers in a decade. And here are tonight's scores.
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[Marriage-Proposal]


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It was a marriage proposal almost as big as their love.
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[SUPER=03-Wood Co., OH]

James Hoover from Wood County Ohio painted his proposal on a plot of land. Hoover asked his fiance to take an airplane ride with him just for fun...once they flew over the land he popped the question...she said yes. After they are married they plan to build a house on the land--just about where the "W" is.
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