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Next on News 7 at Six... Parts of North Carolina and Virginia brace for another hit from another hurricane.

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And we'll take a closer look at the 39th district state senate race, where a new-comer is taking on a long time incumbent.
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In sports, Scores and highlights from the National Football League.
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And Virginia Tech reamains 4-th in the college football polls after last nights rout of Syracuse Mike Stevens has a report.
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Hurricane Irene dumps more rain on North Carolina-- and skirts by Central Virginia. Forecast details are coming up. [open]
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[Senate-Race]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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The countdown is on, local candidates have about two weeks to finish campaigning. In one State Senate race, a first time candidate is up against a long time incumbent.
Joy Sutton has details.
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(( State Senator Madison Marye and his republican challenger Jim Jones are competing for the 39th district which stretches from Roanoke County to Grayson County.
If Marye wins this would be his 8th term after 26 years in the State Senate.
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((STATE SENATOR MADISON MARYE/(D)39TH DISTRICT: PROBABLY THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO OF US IS THAT I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THE LEGISLATURE AND I KNOW HOW TO GET THINGS DONE.))
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Marye says he is not ready to stop serving his constituency and has unfinished business to handle like eliminating the sales tax on food and improving education in southwest Virginia.
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((I WANT TO ENSURE THAT WE KEEP THE LOTTERY MONEY IN EDUCATION JUST AS WE DID LAST YEAR. I THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY IN SW VIRGINIA THAT WE HAVE MONEY TO HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WITH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATIONS))
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But his opponent Jim Jones says it is time for fresh ideas and he already has big plans if elected to serve.
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((JIM JONES/STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: IMPROVING OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM, HELPING WORK WITH THE CURRENT GOVERNOR IN FURTHER ELIMINATION OF MORE TAXES SUCH AS THE CAR TAX AND MAKE INVESTMENTS IN SW VIRGINIA FOR INFRASTRUCTURE FOR JOBS))
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And Jones agrees with Governor Jim Gilmore, that the tobacco money should be spent on transportation while Marye says it should be used for health care and to help farmers.
This senate race has also had its share of controversy. Jones says Marye has voted on issues which he feels were conflicts of interest.
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((JIM JONES: I THINK THE SENATOR HAS SOME QUESTIONS HE NEEDS TO ANSWER THAT PEOPLE AREN'T AWARE OF))
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Jones plans to bring those allegations to the public soon. However, Jones has had to answer questions of his own about a sexual assault six years ago--which he has publically denounced.
But as the election draws near both candidates say they have what it takes to win and will campaign to the very end.

Joy Sutton, News 7.))
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[Hurricane-Preps]


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Virginia Power officials are getting geared up AGAIN for power outages from the next Hurricane coming up the coast. Hurricane Irene's projected storm track could cause serious flooding in the northeastern part of North Carolina and southeastern Virginia. Over 100-thousand customers could be affected by the storm.


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As parts of North Carolina prepare for Hurricane Irene -- there are still many people in North Carolina trying to recover from Hurricane Floyd.
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A hurricane relief drive was held this weekend to send money and supplies to those in need. Lawrence Transportation Systems sponsored the drive because employees wanted to help those who are still living in shelters or don't have electricity.
And many people say it's important for everyone to donate.
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((DAVID BRAMMER/DONATOR: THESE PEOPLE HAVE LOST EVERYTHING....THEY HAVE NOTHING))
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The company has already raised about 26-thousand dollars. The money along with a truck load of goods will go to North Carolina.
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[Fire-Update]


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Authorities believe they know the cause of a fire that destroyed a home in Roanoke County last night.
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The Fire Marshall says it was started by two juveniles playing with candles inside the home -- while the father was outside in the garage.
It took fire fighters more than 2 hours to battle the blaze and they even ran out of water at one point. Investigators are still trying to determine where in the house the fire started.
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[Campbell-Ax]


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A single car accident in Campbell County claimed the life of a young man early this morning. The accident happened around 12:40 on route 1587. State Police say 18 year-old Jared Maddox, of Goode, lost control of his car. He was then rushed to Lynchburg General hospital where he died. State Police are still investigating.


[Blacksmith-Reel]


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Manly Brown was known as the "village blacksmith". He was a 20-th century blacksmith who used 19-th century tools and methods for his trade. He passed away recently. Keith Humphry takes a look at his life and life's work in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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Manly Brown considered himself a vanishing breed when he talked to News 7 in 1988 and he thought he knew why.
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((POOR PAY, HARD WORK AND POOR PAY YOU CAN GET EASIER WORK NOW...IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY))
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Brown was part of a family tradition, the last in a line of blacksmiths. His grandfather is said to have made horseshoes for General Robert E. Lee's horse and his father built the Randolph Street shop where Brown worked.
He started in the business when he was 16. Brown said his work hadn't changed much since he first started smithing. Sure, the equipment's old, but the pulleys and saws worked as well as they did at the turn of the century.
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His work kept him busy. When people couldn't find a piece they were looking for in the hardware store they would visit Browns' shop. He worked there for more than 78 years, doing things the old-fashioned way. Manly Brown died October 8 at the age of 93. That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))


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University of Virginia officials say they're sticking with their admissions policy.
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The school's Board of Visitors said yesterday it's prepared to go to court to defend the school's use of race in admissions decisions. Controversy over the issue began last month when a board member said the panel was considering dropping race as a factor in admissions decisions.
Members of the local chapter of the N-A-A-C-P said yesterday's announcement is encouraging.
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Jerry Falwell is coming to Lynchburg next week, still ahead find out why gay activists are NOT happy about it.

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And see why some universities are trying to keep students from using class notes off the web.

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[Lynchburg-Meeting]


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Jerry Falwell and Mel White are each bringing 200 supporters to Lynchburg later this week to open a dialog on homosexuality. They say their meeting will NOT be disturbed by radical activists. But groups on both ends of the political spectrum say they'll be in Lynchburg too, protesting the meeting. Gay activists in the Oral Majority say White shouldn't sit down with Falwell.
Likewise, the Reverend Fred Phelps and his supporters say Falwell is too lenient on gays.


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Two Universities say lecture notes posted on the web deserve a failing grade...
And a national union is trying to get more working families online.
More on tonight's WebWatch.
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Two Universities say lecture notes posted on the web are not just a bad idea, they're illegal. Berkley and UCLA have sent out letters warning students that posting notes violates copyright laws and campus rules.
But a disclaimer on one of the websites says the notes do NOT belong to the professor or the university, but are the STUDENT's interpretation of what was said...

A Roanoke native's success could bring big changes to the Web. Jim Justice founded I-PIN, and turned it into a multi-million dollar company. His software allows website operators to charge small fees for services on websites, like music clips or greeting cards, without credit cards. Customers type in a PIN number and the fee billed on their monthly ISP statement... one catch, you have to be willing to give IPIN your ISP user name and password.

Feeling charitable, but not sure which charities deserve your donation? Charitywatch-dot-org rates charitible organizations based on the amount of money that really goes to a worthy cause.
You can browse their list of top rated organizations, or check to listing to see how your favorites stack up.

One Labor Union is trying to get it's members online. The AFL-CIO wants any working union family to have to have a chance to access the web. December first they'll launch working families-dot-com... the goal to offer internet access and a computer, all for about 30 dollars a month.
For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ-7-dot-com.))


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Autumn is upon us, coloring the area with brilliant shades of fall.
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Coming up on News 7.. we'll show you one of the most breathtaking views in the region and take time off to tell you what's behind the splendor of the season.
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[Fall-Colors]


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All the recent rainfall has helped with the local water shortage..
But it's ALSO helped bring an unexpected BOOST to fall color in our region, especially in the higher elevations.
In this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom shows us where the leaves are at their most brilliant...
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(( We've grown accustomed to this annual transformation....leaves turning from their usual shades of green to those of yellow, orange, and red.
But WHY exactly does it happen?
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((NADINE POLLOCK/NATIONAL FOREST PUBLIC AFFAIRS: WHAT HAPPENS FOR THE LEAVES TO CHANGE COLORS, THE CHLOROPHYLL GOES OUT OF THE LEAVES. THE TREES-- THEY DON'T MAKE THE CHLOROPHYLL FAST ENOUGH. THE CHLOROPHYLL IS A MASK, WHEN IT GOES OUT OF THE LEAVES, IT SHOWS THE REDS AND YELLOWS, THE BRONZES AND GOLDS THAT ARE UNDERNEATH THAT GREEN. ))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: TRADITIONALLY, THIS WEEKEND IS THE PEAK OF THE FALL FOLIAGE SEASON HERE LOCALLY WITH THE WARM, SUNNY OCTOBER DAYS AND CLEAR COOL NIGHTS BRINGING OUT ALL THE COLORS OF ALL THE LEAVES.))
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Forest officials say you have about another week and a half to enjoy the peak fall colors.
Many of the brilliant reds can be found on maple trees.
But other kinds of leaves, like those from oak trees, tend to lag behind a little.... showing their shades as late as early November.
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((NADINE POLLOCK/NATIONAL FOREST PUBLIC AFFAIRS: THIS IS AN OAK TREE HERE, A SMALLER ONE THAT'S A RATHER NEW SHOOT. AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THE LEAVES ARE STILL GREEN AND THEY'RE TURNING A LITTLE BIT OF RED AND EVENTUALLY, THEY'LL GO TO A BRONZE-RED AND BE ONE OF THE LATER ONES TO TURN.))
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One particularly good area to gaze at autumn leaves is in the James River District of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.
The Highlands Scenic Tour runs for about 19 miles.
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((NADINE POLLOCK/NATIONAL FOREST PUBLIC AFFAIRS: THERE ARE SOME TURNOUTS THAT WILL HAVE SOME OVERLOOKS OF MORE VALLEY VISTAS. BUT AS ALWAYS IN A NATIONAL FOREST, OUR VISITORS ARE WELCOME TO THROW OUT A PICNIC BLANKET AND HAVE A PICNIC ANYWHERE THEY SEE THAT MIGHT BE APPEALING TO THEM.))
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Which would be most ANYWHERE along the trail....
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Alleghany County.))
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If you're planning to take the drive up to the Highlands scenic tour, you can find directions on our website at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.



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And coming up, The Hokies hold on to the number 4 spot in the college football polls highlights from the N-F-L.
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And the Winston Cup drivers were in Talladega for the Winston 500.
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Dale Earnhardt started 25-th but when the checkered flag dropped Earnhardt was the winner of the Winston 500 at Talladega.
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Jeff Gordon was strong at the start of the race and he would lead the cars in single file with 161 laps left to go in the event.
Rusty Wallace was up front but he would drop back to the 23-rd position with 130 laps to go.
Then on lap 81 a car would get lose in a group and 5 cars would be involved in the crash bringing out the second caution of the day.
Dale Earnhardt would make his move he takes the lead on lap 82 for a couple of laps.
Then points leader Dale Jarrett would take his turn passing Gordon for the lead with over 80 laps to go in the race.
But Earnhardt used his experience keeping his car close to the front and he would make it to Victory lane from the 27-th starting spot winning the Winston 500.
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Dale Jarrett was second Ricky Rudd third, Ward Burton fourth and Kenny Wallace fifth.


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The Miami Dolphins lose Dan Marino in the first quarter but come from behind to beat New England 31 to 30.
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Marino started the game with a sore shoulder and in the first quarter Andy Katzenmoyer picks off this Marino pass and returns it 57 yards for the touchdown and the Patriots took the early 7 to nothing lead.
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But Damon Huard took over he would throw the winning T-D pass and this 69 yarder to Tony Martin in the second the Dolphins beat the Patriots 31 to 30.
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A busy afternoon in the N-F-L lets check the rest of the scores.
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[S-Sugar]


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Virginia Tech is still fourth in this week's coaches' poll - although the Hokies just missed moving ahead of Nebraska by a mere 8 points. Mike Stevens has more on how Tech's latest victory is winning over more than just the pollsters.
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[S-MLB]


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The Braves can clinch the National League Championship Series with the New York Mets today. Atlanta has a 3 to 1 advantage and today the game is tied at 2 to 2 in the sixth.
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Meantime, The Yankees lead the American League Championship series with boston 2 games to 1.
Game four is tonight at Boston.
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