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Coming up on News 7-
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The voice recorder is retrieved from Payne Stewart's Lear Jet.
A Navy Blue Angel jet like this crashes - killing two crewmen.
This was the scene of an oil tank explosion.
And we'll introduce you to two Senate candidates who want your vote this election day.
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[Talnet=Jean]


News 7 is next.
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[Robbery]


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A manhunt is on in Roanoke County and Vinton tonight.
Authorities are using canine units to help track down the person responsible for the robbery of Alvero's Market on Walnut Avenue in Vinton.
We will have more information as it becomes available.



[Roanoke-School]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=99-42 40:41]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


Is it a political move? Or a move toward progress?
That's what some are asking after funding is announced for the Glenvar Middle School renovation project.
It's been in the works more than a year... So some Roanoke County School Board members welcome today's announcement by Spike Harrison.
But at tonight's school board meeting - some suggest Harrison - who's up for re-election Tuesday - made the announcement for reasons other than a concern for the kids.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[IN Q=The needs of Glenvar]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]
[SUPER=01-Spike Harrison/Roanoke Co. Bd. of Supervisors;]
[SUPER=01-Butch Church/Candidate Bd. of Supervisors;]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Leggette/Roanoke Co. School Board;]
[SUPER=01-Mike Stovall/Roanoke Co. School Board;]
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((NAT SOUND:THE NEEDS OF GLENVAR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS BOTH NOW AND IN THE FUTURE CAN BE MET WITH PHYSICAL PLANT IMPROVEMENTS AND ADDITIONS THAT ARE IN THE 6 TO 6 MILLION DOLLAR RANGE.))
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[OUT Q=dollar range]


Spike Harrison and Harry Nickens -two members of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors -- say it is time to move forward on the expansion of Glenvar Middle School.
That's why they say it is important to allocate the funding now -- because any further delay in action would jeopardize the projects future.
But not everyone agrees on the timing of this announcement.
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[IN Q=I just don't think]

((I JUST DON'T THINK IT'S RIGHT THIS CLOSE TO AN ELECTION TO TRY TO PLAY GAMES WITH PEOPLE AND SO THAT'S WHY I REFUSED TO VOTE))
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[OUT Q=refused to vote]


Thomas Leggette was the only Roanoke School Board member who voted against accepting the money. But other board members say regardless of the timing Glenvar Middle School needs this money.
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[SOT21:34:27]
[IN Q=You don't look]

((YOU DON'T LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH WHETHER IT WAS POLITICS, NON-POLITICS WHATEVER THE CASE MIGHT BE. IT'S 6.8 MILLION DOLLARS IT'S GONNA GO TO COMMITMENT WE MADE AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT))
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[OUT Q=forward to it]


Harrison says he would be criticized regardless even if waited till after the election. And everyone involved agrees that improvements to Glenvar Middle School are crucial and in the best interest of the students.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke County. ))













[Superintendent]


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The Roanoke County School Board approved the contract tonight for its new superintendent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Linda Weber will start her three year term on January 1st of the year 2000.
She will receive 98-thousand dollar salary. Weber was introduced to teachers and staff this afternoon.
She will replace Deanna Gordon who is retiring.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [10/28/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Williams-Execution]


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The U-S Supreme Court spared the life of a convicted killer tonight - agreeing to hear his appeal less than an hour before he was set for execution.
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[TAKE PRE-PRO FULLSCREEN]
Michael Wayne Williams was sentenced to die for robbing and killing a Cumberland County couple in 1993.
He also pleaded guilty to killing four men in Prince George County in 1992.
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[Rubatex]
[anchor=Jean]
[tape=99-44 25:09]
[graphic=Rubatex Strike]


For the first time since it went on strike ... the Steelworkers union is communicating with Rubatex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The two sides still haven't met face-to-face ... and they still don't plan to sit down and talk.
But they exchanged letters this week.
The union wrote to request more information about the contract that's in dispute.
The company wrote the union to let members know it's getting close to hiring permanent replacement workers.

That means union jobs might be at risk.
Rubatex says it's producing 80-percent of what it produced before the strike ... and it's doing it with a much smaller workforce.
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[Blue-Angels]


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It is the Navy's precision flying team- but today something went terribly wrong.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Moody AFB, GA;]


A Navy jet crashed on a Georgia farm killing two members of the Blue Angels.
One man who lives nearby saw two planes approaching the runway. He says when of them disappeared from view- then he felt the ground shake.
[Super=04-File Tape;]


Officials say the F-A-18 Hornet was preparing for a weekend show when it crashed near Moody Air Force base.
The blue Angels fly in tight formation and perform high speed aerial acrobatics.
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[Payne-Memorial]


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It is a year-ending event most golfers long for - but this year is different.
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[Vo-Nat]
[Super=03-Houston, TX;]


An emotional morning in Houston as PGA remembered golfer Payne Stewart-
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[SOT 10:09:47]
[IN Q=The tour]

((nat bag pipes for :05 )) [butt to bite 10:11:14] ((THE TOUR IS UNIQUE. WE ALL NEED EACH OTHER. WITHOUT EACH OTHER WE WOULD NOT BE A TOUR ALL OF US WERE A PART OF PAYNE. HE WAS A PART OF US. WHEN PAYNE DIED A PART OF US DIED TOO.))
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[OUT Q=US DIED TOO.]
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[VO-NAT]


The PGA commissioner also spoke saying the golf world is still in shock 72 hours after the plane crash that took Payne Stewart's life.
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[Jet-Investigation]


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[Vo-nat]
[Super=03-Mina, SD;]


Investigators have recovered the cockpit voice recorder hoping to learn more about what caused the events leading up to the crash.
The recorder is being transported to Washington where it will be analyzed.
Investigators hope enough sounds were picked up to tell them what was happening during the last 30 minutes of the crash.
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[Conoco]


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An oil tank exploded and caught fire in Oklahoma-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ponca City, OK]

sending thick black smoke into the sky.
The blast at the (CON-oco) Conoco Oil tank happened late this morning- sending bits and pieces as far as three miles from the site.
Smoke plume was visible as well- some 15 miles from the tank- Three workers were hurt when the tank exploded.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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It's one of the most hotly-contested races this coming election day.
Straight ahead - a look at the Edwards-Fralin faceoff.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus - an Italian mountainside lights up again... as a river of lava sets everything in its path ablaze.
We'll show you.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=....in sports."]

((Hey sports fans this is what's happening tonight, Cave Spring dominates the Roanoke Valley District cross country meet, Alleghany gets a key girls basketball win in the Blue Ridge, Thomas Jones is nearing a huge milestone in his college career at UVA and the Hokies get ready for a trip to Pitt.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A big-money battle is pitting State Senator John Edwards against challenger William Fralin come election day.
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[TAKE GFX Map]
Tonight ... a look at the 21st District race.
Scott Goldberg begins with a look at the incumbent.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke/November 1995;00]
[SUPER=201-John Edwards/(D) 21st District;16]
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[OUT Q=Scott Goldberg/News 7]

((
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[IN Q=natsound]

((NATS: HANDSHAKES, HUGS)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=]


Long before John Edwards went to Richmond ... [senate floor? 99-1 at 21:52]
Long before he built the legislative record on which he's running for reelection ... [PH hall of fame]
The native Roanoker was a high school hero ... more concerned about his record on the track.
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[SOT 1:43]
[IN Q=my pole vaulting]

((JOHN EDWARDS: MY POLE VAULTING RECORD AT PATRICK HENRY LASTED 16 YEARS. DANNY THOMPSON BROKE IT. AND HIS RECORD IS STILL THERE.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=STILL THERE]


Now, State Senator Edwards is trying to vault himself into a second term ...
In a tight race ...
Where the spending bar's been raised higher than any state race in Southwest Virginia history.
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[SOT 13:21]
[IN Q=i knew]

((EDWARDS: I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE EXPENSIVE. I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO BE THIS EXPENSIVE.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=THIS EXPENSIVE]

Both candidates will have raised more than 400-thousand dollars by the time it's over...
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[SOT from fralin ad]
[IN Q=in the state]

((FRALIN AD: IN THE STATE SENATE RACE, VOTERS HAVE A CHOICE.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=A CHOICE]


... but it was challenger William Fralin who got a head start spending it.
He spent cash early and often ... buying glitzy ads ripping Edwards' record.
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[SOT from fralin ad]
[IN Q=MANDATORY]

((FRALIN AD: MANDATORY JAIL TIME FOR ASSAULTING A TEACHER? EDWARDS VOTED NO.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=VOTED NO]


Edwards says it's money that's been spent on outright distortions.
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((EDWARDS: HE PULLS OUT THE ONE I VOTED AGAINST AND SAYS THAT'S MY POSITION. WELL, OBVIOUSLY, IT'S NOT.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=IT'S NOT]


The truth is: Edwards voted FOR a different version of a bill that DOES require jail time for hitting a teacher...

And for another bill that DOES give serial killers the death penalty.
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[SOT 10:22]
[IN Q=some people]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: Some people have criticized you for not fighting back. EDWARDS: I THINK PEOPLE WANT A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN ...)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=POSITIVE CAMPAIGN]


Which is why Edwards says his ads won't slam his opponent. [edwards tv spot]
Rather ... he's spending money to tout what he's done and still wants to do...
Gambling that policies -- more than personalities -- register with voters.
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[SOT 10:36]
[IN Q=building the roanoke]

((EDWARDS: BUILDING THE ROANOKE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER. ABOLISHING THE FOOD TAX. FIGHTING FOR PATIENTS' RIGHTS AND REAL HMO REFORM. THESE ARE THE THINGS PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=HEAR ABOUT]
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[SOT 52:23 -- tinsley tape]
[IN Q=JOHN EDWARDS...]

((REV. TINSLEY: JOHN EDWARDS IS MY FRIEND ..)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=MY FRIEND]


He's also expecting to cash in on support from black voters ... [chubb-wilson from 98-21 at 58:57] though a dispute with activist Perneller Chubb-Wilson cost him her endorsement. And activist Jeff Artis today called Edwards a "johnny-come-lately" on the issues facing the black community.
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[SOT 9:03]
[IN Q=they know]

((EDWARDS: THEY KNOW I HAVE A STRONG CIVIL RIGHTS RECORD AND I'M PROUD OF THE RECORD GOING BACK MANY, MANY YEARS.)) [RUNS05]
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG: EDWARDS MIGHT BE VULNERABLE FOR TWO REASONS. HE HAS A WELL-FUNDED, STRONG REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER. AND HIS SEAT HAS A HISTORY OF SWITCHING PARTIES. BUT THIS YEAR, EDWARDS IS BANKING ON HIS LEGISLATIVE TRACK RECORD -- HOPING IT'S THE ONLY REASON VOTERS NEED TO GIVE HIM ANOTHER FOUR YEARS. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7.)) [RUNS18]
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[Fralin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Republican William Fralin has devoted a large share of his campaign treasury to purchase air time for commercials.
But he's also worked hard to meet as many voters as he can, one- on- one.
Joe Dashiell profiles the Fralin campaign and the controversy it's generated.
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[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7]


((William Fralin has been hard to miss, as he's carried his campaign into the neighborhoods of the Roanoke Valley.
At six foot six, Fralin's lengthy stride and quick smile make him a natural campaigner. [NAT SOUND OF DOOR-TO-DOOR TAPE 3 01:45:12]
[IN Q=I've been watching what's happening]

((I'VE BEEN WATCHING WHAT'S HAPPENING ON TV IN THE NEWSPAPER. YOU'RE THE MAN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH... ALRIGHT, THAT WILL PICK YOU UP.))
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[OUT Q=that'll pick you up.]


His name is everywhere, from the yard signs that line neighborhood streets to the television campaign fueled by close to 400- thousand dollars in campaign contributions he's collected so far. [NAT SOUND OF COMMERCIAL... PRE-PRO]
[IN Q=William Fralin]

((WILLIAM FRALIN, THE RIGHT VALUES, THE RIGHT IDEAS FOR ROANOKE.))
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[OUT Q=right ideas for Roanoke.]


A lawyer long active in Republican politics, Fralin comes from a prominent family known for its philanthropy and community involvement, but he's never held elective office.
He says education and taxes are the two most important issues in this campaign.
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[IN Q=I think when voters]

((I THINK WHEN VOTERS MAKE THEIR DECISION THEY'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT BASED ON PERSONALITIES OR WHOSE LAST NAME IS OR ANY OF THOSE THINGS. THEY'RE GOING TO SAY WHO DO I AGREE WITH MOST OF THE TIME. AND I HOPE THAT'S WILLIAM FRALIN.))
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[OUT Q=and I hope that's William Fralin.]


And yet the final days of the campaign have focused more attention on Fralin's tactics, television commercials that attack John Edwards' voting record. [BITE FROM FRALIN CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT INTERVIEW 00:32:00 TAPE 1]
[IN Q=I truly believe]

((WILLIAM FRALIN: I TRULY BELIEVE THERE WILL NOT BE ANY NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING IN THIS ELECTION. AND I LOOK FORWARD TO TALKING ISSUES WITH JOHN.))
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[OUT Q=talking issues with John]


Back in March when Governor Gilmore and other Republicans joined Fralin on Mill Mountain for his campaign kickoff, he said he was not going to tear anyone down, but by Wednesday's Kiwanis Club luncheon, critics were asking if he hasn't done exactly that. [FRALIN AT MEETING 01:12:29 TAPE 2 ]
[IN Q=You know, there's just a lot of differences]

((YOU KNOW THERE'S JUST A LOT OF DIFFERENCES HERE, AND I THINK IT'S LEGITIMATE POLITICAL DISCOURSE.))
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[OUT Q=political discourse.]


Fralin bristles at the suggestion his campaign commercials have distorted Edwards' record.
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[IN Q=John Edwards is a fine man]

((JOHN EDWARDS IS A FINE MAN. I'M NOT ATTACKING HIS CHARACTER OR ANYTHING ABOUT HIM OTHER THAN THE WAY HE VOTES. AND I THINK IF WE CAN'T TALK ABOUT THAT WITHOUT RISKING HAVING YOUR OWN CHARACTER ATTACKED, WHERE ARE WE IN POLITICS.))
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[OUT Q=where we are in politics.]


Fralin has knocked on more than six thousand doors, and plans to make it seven thousand before Tuesday.
He's expecting a close vote... one that could depend on another doorstep down the street.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Mount Etna is firing up and erupting into a spectacle... again.
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[VO-NAT]

[15:11:18]
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[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Cantania, Sicily, Italy]


Italy's tallest volcano on the island of Sicily blew it's top last night.
One of the lava arms reached sea level and the flow took out a road that links the eastern and western sides of the volcano.
Experts say Etna's situation remains unstable, but so far no one has been evacuated.
[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still ahead on News 7 -
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[VO-NAT]


And the ghosts come out on the streets of Salem tonight.
We'll tell you about it.
Stick around.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-2 7 3/3 8 4 1/8 16 17 21 31]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
2-7-3

(two, seven, three)


Pick 4:
3-8-4-1

(three, eight, four, one)


Cash 5:
8-16-17-21-31

(eight, sixteen, seventeen, twenty-one, thirty-one)





[Helicopter-Logging]


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[WRITER=ssm]
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Leaf watchers along the Blue Ridge Parkway may have noticed the sound of helicopters this week near the Peaks of Otter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Contractors for Georgia Pacific are using a twin-propeller helicopter to clear a 120-acre stand of ice- damaged trees in Botetourt County.
Crews on the ground cut the trees and the chopper flies them to a nearby staging area.
The operation is quick, efficient and more environmentally- friendly than conventional logging methods.
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[Halloween]


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[WRITER=jha]
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Two more areas have joined the list of communities observing Halloween on Saturday, October 30.
Floyd County and the town of Floyd are asking parents and children to do their tricks and treats a day early.
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[TAKE FS GFX]
For an updated list of communities observing Halloween one day early, visit our home page any time at WDBJ7-dot.com.
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[Ghost-Tours]


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[WRITER=chr]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Tonight]


With Halloween so close - the Salem Museum set out to introduce people to the ghosts of their area.
Re-enactors played the roles of some of the city's late residents on the second annual ghost tour.
The goal is to give the living... a lesson in history.
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Davis Love the Third is the leader after 27 holes of the Tour Championship and Cave Spring dominates the Roanoke Valley District cross country meet.
But first out Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-New York, NY; :]


Already Wheaties has the commemorative World Series champion cereal boxes honoring the Yankees on the way to a store near you.
Tonight, the man on the cover of the box Joe Torre will be on the Late show with David Letterman and members of the team will drop in to do tonight's top 10.
And here are the scores.
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[2Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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An update on some breaking news we brought you earlier.
Police are searching for two men who robbed a local convenience store at gunpoint around 9:30 this evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Vinton Police say the suspects stole 800-dollars from Alveros on Walnut Avenue... then fled on foot.
The suspects were last seen wearing dark clothing and ski masks.
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[S-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-48 (1:08:12)]
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Cave Spring ran away with the honors yesterday at the Roanoke Valley District cross country meet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


The girls would start the day as they hit the course for the 5 k run on the Roanoke College Elizabeth campus.
Cave Springs Lauren Dowdy would have a commanding lead on Patrick Henry's Sarah Bond with just over a quarter of the race remaining.
Dowdy would increase that lead and cross the line in a time of 20:45 to win the girls individual title Bonds was second.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Think that...]
[SUPER=01-Lauren Dowdy/RVD Girls Champion; :]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=....good one."]
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[VO-NAT]


The Knights would also dominate the boys race as the first six runners came into the picture with a quarter of the run remaining.
Cave Spring's Bill Meador set the pace early and he was far ahead of the field when he crossed the line with a time of 16:40 the Knights Mike Devaughn was second.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I probably....]
[SUPER=01-Bill Meador/RVD Boys Champion; :]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=......on my opponent.]
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[TALENT-Roy]
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The Knights won both the Boy's and Girls team titles also.

[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-55 (5:38)]
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In girls basketball, Northside hosted Alleghany in a key Blue Ridge District game.
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The Coaches get together before the tip off.
Alleghany with the nice ball movement getting it to Megan McCue who drives baseline and scores the hoop to make it 6 to 4 Northside.
Kahla Garris finds herself behind the arc and nails the three pointer and the Mountaineers would take a one point lead.
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But the lady Vikings would keep it close as Katherine Heath hits a three pointer But Alleghany wins it 49 to 37.


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((TECH GETS READY FOR PITT. MORE LATER ON MORNIN'.))



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Payne Stewarts co-workers on the P-G-A tour held a memorial service for their fallen friend before the start of the Tour Championship.
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[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; ;]


On the course, the golfers played 27 holes and the leader is Davis Love the Third. Love shot 7 under par for 27 holes and he leads Tiger Woods by one stroke.
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The golfers will take tomorrow off to attend a Memorial Service in Orlando for Stewart.


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Dale Jarrett has a 246 point lead in the points standings and can wrap up the title in Phoenix.
Through 31 events, he has 4 wins, 25 top 10 finishes and not a single DNF thanks to a scaled back engine program.

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And coming up in sports, The Hokies are favored by more than 20 points this weekend at Pitt.
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And Thomas Jones will make a run for the record books this weekend as the Cavaliers host top ranked Florida State.


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A hostile crowd and some interesting weather is certain to greet the Virginia Tech Hokies in Pittsburgh this Saturday. Those items coupled with the fact that Tech lost its last visit to Pitt Stadium in 1997 and the fact that the Panthers almost beat Penn State this season are helping the Hokies avoid a letdown.
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The Hokies are favored by 22 points in the 7pm kickoff.


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This Saturdays game against number one ranked Florida State could also mean a huge milestone for running back Thomas Jones. Steve Mason explains.
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[SUPER=01-George Welsh/1-6 Record vs. Florida State; 1:24]
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[OUT Q=NEWS 7 SPORTS"]
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((BYE BYE))


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Tomorrow night is week 10 of the regular season for high school football. Here's where the Friday Football Extra crews will be hanging out.
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