[7-11Robb-Campaign]

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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-57 1:27:51]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]


Senator Chuck Robb is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Roanoke this morning.
Yesterday, he officially kicked off his re-election bid.
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[SUPER=204-Courtesy Robb Campaign; ]


The 12- year incumbent spoke before a group of supporters at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale.
The Democrat faced a tough campaign six years ago-- narrowly beating Republican Oliver North.
And, this year's campaign against former Governor George Allen is expected to be even tougher.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Let me ]

((CHARLES ROBB: LET ME ASSURE YOU THAT NO WARRIOR THAT I EVER MET AT QUANTICO WAS FRIGHTENED BY BIG TALK, BIG HEELED BOOTS OR A BIG CHEW OF TOBACCO AND NEITHER AM I.))
[SUPER=201-Charles Robb/(D) Candidate for Senate;]
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[VO-NAT]


Robb also touted his record-- saying he voted to raise minimum wage and also to uphold a woman's right to choose.
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[7-Reform-Party]


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[WRITER=kor]
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A federal judge in Lynchburg is expected to rule today on who controls the Reform Party. Judge Norman Moon listened to two days of testimony last week invoving a disputed party meeting in Nashville last month. At that meeting, Pat Choate, replaced Jack Gargan as chairman. Gargan claims the action was invalid. At stake is almost 15 (M) million dollars in campaign funds that are expected to aid Patrick Buchanan's presidential bid this fall.

[7-11Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kwe]
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A shooting in Martinsville has left one person injured.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


It happened around 4 o'clock yesterday at the RiverMont Apartments in front of building number 10.
Police say a black male was shot by an unknown suspect... who then left the scene.
The victim was taken to Moorehead Hospital in Eden, North Carolina where officials say he has non-life threatening injuries.
Police say they are interviewing witnesses... but, so far, no one's been charged.
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[7-11Car-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kwe]
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Rescue crews freed a man trapped in his car after an accident in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Larry Chamberline, Junior was driving down Twelve o' Clock Knob Road yesterday when police say another car crossed the center line and struck his vehicle. Chamberline was taken to Roanoke Memorial with non-life threatening injuries. Officials say charges may be filed against the other driver.
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[7-11Racoon]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jha]
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Residents in Boxley Hills in Roanoke County came to the rescue of a four legged friend yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


They worked to save a raccoon that's been trapped on this utility police since Thursday... without food, water or a way down.
The animal was not only stuck in the wiring, but also in a dangerous position ... next to two service lines.
A-E-P and Wildlife Rescue were able to free the raccoon from the wires, but the animal was still too scared to climb down and is still in the tree this morning.
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[7Weather]


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Here's a look at your Monday forecast.
Expect clouds today with afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs in the upper 60s.
Clouds stick around tonight with showers possible.
Highs in the lower 40s.
The extended forecast...
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[45-11Mayoral-Candidates]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-02 1:14:27]
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The candidates are off and running in the race to become Roanoke's next mayor.
Joy Sutton has progress reports on each of the four candidates.
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[IN Q=Independent]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=201-Duane Howard/(I) Candidate for Mayor; :18]
[SUPER=201-Mac McCadden/(I) Candidate for Mayor; :51]
[SUPER=201-Ralph Smith/(R) Candidate for Mayor; 1:18]
[SUPER=201-David Bowers/Roanoke Mayor; 1:42]
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[OUT Q=joy sutton news 7 Roanoke]

(( Independent candidate Duane Howard says his car is one of his best advertising tools -- right down to the license plate.
Howard says he's focused on improving the quality of life for Roanoke residents -- he says unlike the other candidates -- he's committed to being a full time mayor.
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[SOT11:47]
[IN Q=The city]

((DUANE HOWARD/MAYORAL CANDIDATE: THIS CITY IS LONG OVERDUE FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS THE ABILITY, THE BUSINESS BACKGROUND AND INTRIGUE TO BE A FULL TIME MAYOR TO WORK WITH THE CITY, THE COMMUNITY))
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[IN Q=MR. Hollandsworth]
((NAT SOT: MR. HOLLANDS WORTH, I'M RUNNING FOR MAYOR))
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[OUT Q=for mayor]


Independent candidate Mac McCadden is also taking his message straight to the voters -- targeting a different neighborhood each week -- and leaving behind his mark.
The former city council member says he not only brings experience to the table -- but a commitment to making Roanoke a better place to live.
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[SOT 30:30]
[IN Q=The focus of]

((MAC MCCADDEN/MAYORAL CANDIDATE: THE FOCUS OF MY CAMPAIGN IS GOING DOOR TO DOOR MEETING PEOPLE. IT'S NOT SO MUCH ON ISSUES AS IT IS PEOPLE AND PROVIDING GOODS AND SERVICES TO THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE))
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[OUT Q=of Roanoke]


Republican Candidate Ralph Smith isn't wasting any time drumming-up support from the likes of Congressman Bob Goodlatte and former Miss America Nicole Johnson.
Some of the candidates say Smith is trying to buy this campaign, with costly signs and other techniques.
But Smith says the people are paying for his campaign because they want a man with businesses experience.
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[SOT 2:36]
[IN Q=They like 34 years]

((RALPH SMITH/MAYORAL CANDIDATE: THEY LIKE 34 YEARS OF BUSINESS, THEY LIKE THE BUSINESS MANS APPROACH TO RUNNING CITY GOVERNMENT AND MAKING YOUR TAX DOLLARS STRETCH FURTHER))
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But all of these candidates will have to oust Roanoke's current Mayor David Bowers, who's held the position for 8 years and has also been a council member.
Bowers says he welcomes the competition -- it challenges him to be a better candidate and mayor.
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[SOT 27:03]
[IN Q=We've got so much]

((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS: WE'VE GOT SO MUCH HERE YET TO DO IN THE CITY INCLUDING THE REBUILDING OF PATRICK HENRY AND WILLIAM FLEMING HIGH SCHOOL. THEY'RE THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY, SOLVING 81 AND 581, ELM AVENUE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS BRINGING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE BACK TO THIS COMMUNITY))
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[IN Q=And with four]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: AND WITH FOUR CANDIDATES VYING FOR THE POSITION OF ROANOKE CITY MAYOR IT'S BOUND TO BE A COMPETITIVE RACE ALL THE WAY UP TO THE FINISH LINE. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7, ROANOKE))
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[45-Reform-Party]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Reform Party]


It may finally be determined today exactly who is in charge of the Reform Party. Federal Judge Norman Moon listened to two days of testimony last week invoving a disputed party meeting in Nashville last month. At that meeting, Pat Choate, replaced Jack Gargan as chairman. Gargan claims the action was invalid. At stake is almost 15 (M) million dollars in campaign funds that are expected to aid Patrick Buchanan's presidential bid this fall.

[45Weather]


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[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
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Taking a break from the news now to check the back-to-work forecast...
Mostly cloudy today with afternoon thunderstorms likely.
Highs near 70.
Staying mostly cloudy overnight, with showers possible and lows falling into the 40s.
The extended outlook dries out...with daytime highs mainly in the 60s this week.


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[8-11Robb-Campaign]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-57 1:27:51]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]


Chuck Robb is officially on the campaign trail to keep his U-S Senate seat.
He's scheduled to make a stop in the Star City this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=204-Courtesy Robb Campaign; ]


Yesterday, the 12- year incumbent spoke before a group of supporters at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale.
The Democrat faced a tough campaign six years ago-- narrowly beating Republican Oliver North.
And, this year's campaign against former Governor George Allen is expected to be even tougher.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Let me ]

((CHARLES ROBB: LET ME ASSURE YOU THAT NO WARRIOR THAT I EVER MET AT QUANTICO WAS FRIGHTENED BY BIG TALK, BIG HEELED BOOTS OR A BIG CHEW OF TOBACCO AND NEITHER AM I.))
[SUPER=201-Charles Robb/(D) Candidate for Senate;]
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[VO-NAT]


Robb also touted his record-- saying he voted to raise minimum wage and also to uphold a woman's right to choose.
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[8-Danville-Fire]


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[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
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An early morning fire heavily damaged a Danville apartment building.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Police say the fire broke out at 496 Worsham Street at around 1:30 this morning after a gas heater caught fire in a resident's bedroom.
Kirby Hankins turned the heater on just before going to bed...he woke on about 30 minutes later and realized the room was on fire.
All residents got out of the building safely.
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[8-11Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:43:11]
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Authorities are still trying to figure out who shot and injured a man yesterday outside a Martinsville apartment complex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


It happened around 4 o'clock yesterday at the RiverMont Apartments in front of building number 10.
Police say a black male was shot by an unknown suspect... who then left the scene.
The victim was taken to Moorehead Hospital in Eden, North Carolina where officials say he has non-life threatening injuries.
Police say they are interviewing witnesses... but, so far, no one's been charged.
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[8-11Car-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-01 1:19:03]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Rescue crews freed a man from his vehicle yesterday after he ran off the road and struck a tree.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Larry Chamberline, Junior was driving down Twelve o' Clock Knob Road in Roanoke County when police say Joseph Miller of Roanoke crossed the center line and struck his vehicle. Chamberline was taken to Roanoke Memorial with non-life threatening injuries. Officials say Miller will be charged with reckless driving later today.
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[8-11Toy-Show]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-59 1:08:22]
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The Holiday Inn Tanglewood is hosting the Toy Road Show.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Representatives from the International Toy Collectors Association are on hand -- offering top dollar for various toys that collectors are searching for.
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[SOT7:43]
[IN Q=Be open minded don't]

((GEORGE MCCURLEY/INTL. TOY COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION:BE OPEN MINDED, DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE CONDITION. IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING MINT IN THE BOX OF COURSE WE'RE EXCITED. WE LOVE SPACE TOYS, ROBOTS, EARLY TINS AND TIN WINDUPS AND PRESSED STEEL TOYS))
[SUPER=01-George McCurley/Intl. Toy Collectors Assoc.]
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[OUT Q=pressed steel toys]
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[VO-NAT]


The collectors are looking for toys made before and throughout the 1970's but will consider other items.
The Road Show will be in town today from eight until seven P-M.
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[8Weather]


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[WRITER=tar]
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Let's take one more look at your Monday forecast...
Mostly cloudy skies today with some afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs nearing 70.
More showers are possible this evening and overnight, as lows fall into the lower 40s.
The extended outlook dries out...with daytime highs mainly in the 60s this week.
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