[Smith]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#00-08 TC56:38]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Roanokers have elected a new mayor.
Republican Ralph Smith won the election last night with 36-percent of the vote to edge out two time mayor Democrat David Bowers. He also defeated Independent Mac McCadden and Independent Duane Howard. The first time politician is a long time businessman who is ready to open Roanoke's door's to new ideas. Tonya Flory has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=701-Ralph Smith/Mayor-Elect; :01]
[SUPER=703-Roanoke; :15]
[SUPER=701-Bill Carder/Vice-Mayor-Elect; :25]
[super=741-Tonya/Flory/tflory*wdbj7.com; :54]
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[OUT Q=News 7.]




[McCadden]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-19]
[GRAPHIC=election 2000]


Mac McCadden says he still believes he's best candidate for the job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Roanoke/Last Night;]


But for now, the Independent, who says he's extremely critical and hard on himself, says he's not interested in mounting another campaign.
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[SOT 00:41:18]
[IN Q=Will I]

((MAC MCCADDEN: WILL I EVER HAVE THOUGHTS OF COMING BACK? I DON'T KNOW, I CAN TELL YOU TODAY THAT I'M PUTTING MY MIND TO REST, MY IDEAS TO REST, MY DREAMS TO REST, I'M JUST GOING TO GO OUT AND LIVE A LIFE, THAT'S HOW I FEEL.))
[SUPER=707-Mac McCadden;]
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[OUT Q=how I feel.]
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[VO-NAT]


McCadden says he believes Smith got the edge on him by entering the race early.. which gave Smith the lead on name recognition.
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[Bowers]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-09]
[GRAPHIC=election 2000]


Although David Bowers was disappointed with the outcome, but he defended his record at city hall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Roanoke]


Bowers said he feels fortunate to have served as Roanoke's mayor for two terms.
The way he sees it, Bowers told city Democrats, he's had six bad months, and seven and a half good YEARS as mayor.
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[SOT 03:38:05]
[IN Q=We may have made some mistakes...]
[SUPER=701-David Bowers/Roanoke Mayor]
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[OUT Q=for the people of Roanoke]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Bowers said he will continue to look for "that great window of opportunity" that has yet to open.

[Vinton-Mayor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-18]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Councilman Don Davis has been elected mayor of Vinton and now he's focusing on the future.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Vinton]


Davis say it's time to focus on healing the town of Vinton and searching for a new police chief.
He says the controversy surrounding write-in candidate Andy Nicely's residency -- overshadowed many of the important issues in this election -- but did make an impact at the polls.
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[SOT15:12:25]
[IN Q=I think it probably brought]

((I THINK IT PROBABLY BROUGHT A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THAT WOULD NOT HAVE A COME OUT AND VOTED. I THINK THE POLICE ISSUE WAS ANOTHER ISSUE THAT WAS BROUGHT OUT THAT MAYBE BROUGHT OTHER VOTERS OUT))
[SUPER=701-Don Davis/Mayor-Elect]
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[OUT Q=voters out]
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[VO-NAT]


Write-In Candidate Andy Nicely did get to cast his ballot in this election -- despite the dispute over his right to vote in Vinton -- because his home is located in Roanoke City.
Nicely says the controversy took toll on his campaign.
He also believes his status as a write-in candidate affected the outcome in the election.
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[SOT15:13:41]
[IN Q=To get voters]

((TO GET VOTERS EDUCATED ON HOW THE DO THE WRITE-IN PROCESS WAS A CHALLENGE FOR ME AND MY SUPPORTER, BUT I FEEL REAL GOOD. I FEEL REAL GOOD ABOUT TI))
[SUPER=701-Andy Nicely/Write-In Mayoral Candidate]
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[OUT Q=about it]
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[VO-NAT]


Nicely says he plans to run for town council in 2 years -- and try again in four years for mayor.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-]
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Two incumbents and one newcomer won the three open seats on Salem City Council.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Salem]


Alex Brown and Howard Packett were both reelected -- but the big winner was first time candidate Gerald Pace who won over 3-thousand votes.
All three winners agree it was a tough race down to the end.
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[SOT 8:24:58]
[IN Q=]

((HOWARD PACKETT: IT WAS A GOOD RACE A LOT OF CANDIDATES AND A GOOD CLEAN RACE.))

[SOT 8:23:27]
[INQ=]

((ALEX BROWN: SALEM IS A WELL RUN CITY IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE GREAT PLACE TO RAISE A FAMILY AND I THINK IT WILL REMAIN THAT WAY.))

[SOT 8:28:09]
[INQ=]

((GERALD PACE: I TRIED TO RUN A CLEAN AND POSITIVE CAMPAIGN AS I COULD AND THE CITIZENS RESPONDED TO THAT.))))

[SUPER=701-Howard Packett/(I) Re-elected to Council ; :01]
[SUPER=701-Alex Brown/(I) Re-elected to Council; :06]
[SUPER=701-Gerald Pace/(I) Salem City Council Elect; :12]
[OUTQ=to that]
[RUNS=21]
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[VO-NAT]

The only woman on the ballot, Stella Reinhard, came in a close fourth. Reinhard said she'll try again in two years.
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[Martin]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=12noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A murder suspect has surrendred to police in connection with a Martinsville murder Easter weekend.
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[VO-NAT]


Twenty-four year old David Tashawn Martin turned himself to police in Buffalo, New York.
He's charged with fatally shooting 27 year old Sidney Lloyd Jones on April 22 on Fourth street.
The Martinsville Commonwealth's attorney does not know when Martin will be extradited to Virginia.
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[panam-trial]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Camp Zeist, the Netherlands;]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Scottish court in the Netherlands began hearing testimony today in the trial of two Libyans accused of blowing up Pan Am Flight 1-0-3 in 19-88.
The defense opened the trial by claiming innocence, and pointing the finger at Palestinian terrorists.
Kimberely Dozier has details.
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[SOT]

[11:30-UPDATE WINDOW]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lockerbie, Scotland/December 1988;]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Cohen/Father of Victim;]
[Super=01-Bert Ammerman/Leader of U. S. Relatives;]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Smith/Husband of Victim;]
[SUPER=01-Kimberely Dozier/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, London.]

(( Narr: The road to justice has taken eleven years. But suspects Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah are finally before this Scottish court, built specially at the neutral Camp Zeist in the Netherlands. (blue van drives up, courtroom pix suspects, ext court) Forty relatives of victims have come to watch the proceedings, which are walled off behind bulletproof glass and beamed around the world by remote camera.

SOT Daniel Cohen, father of victim, aptn 1200

"Seeing them in person, even if primarily on a television screen, I felt hatred, absolute rage and hatred, that's how I felt."

SOT Bert Ammerman, Leader of U-S Relatives, aptn 1200

"Extreme relief. A peace came over when the two individuals were brought into the court room. Before that happened I was a a nervous wreck, it was a great deal of stress, the most stress I've had since my brother was killed. For whatever reason when the two individuals walked into the courtroom there was extreme peace, calmness."
Narr;The first witness was a British air traffic controller. The prosecution will seek to prove that the two suspects, working for Libyan intelligence, loaded a suitcase packed with explosives in Malta, before the plane headed for London, bound for New York. (BBC 1300 air traffic file pix; last night's roth piece with luggage)

SOT Bruce Smith, husband of victim, BBC 1300

'I hope this is the beginning of the end. Those two individuals are the least of the Libyans involved, and we need to go all the way up to the people who gave them their orders. That's what I was thinking about. But at least it's a start.'
Narr:Libya's leader again denied any responsibility. The Libyan defense team says IRAN was to blame, working through the man THEY claim is a Palestinian terrorist. He's the prosecution's star witness. (aptn 1200 libya qadafi, BBC 1300 still of star witness)
There are thousands more potential witnesses. The trial could last more than a year, and if convicted, the Libyans can appeal. The families, the long fight for trial could become an even LONGER legal ordeal.
KD, CBS News, London))

[Japan-hijacking]


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[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Japanes police this afternoon are trying to negotiate with a man who hijacked a bus this morning in southwestern Japan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Okuya, Hiroshima;]

[6:00:51]
The man is armed with a knife and has already stabbed three people.
At least eight hostages have been freed, including the three injure women.
But one of them has since died.
There are still seven captives on the bus.
There is no word yet on a motive.
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[WEED-Wizard]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Product Recall]


More than three and a half million Weed Wizard trimmers are being recalled.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

[10 newspath]
The problem is that the metal chain links can fly off at speeds up to 240 miles-per-hour, turning into deadly shrapnel.
The company that makes the trimmer says it's working with the government to voluntarily recall the trimmer heads, as well as trimmer replacement chain sets.
Dozens of people have been injured by the flying links, one fatally.
(XXXXXXXXXXXX)
[Anchor=melanie]

[TAKE BOARD FULL Screen]
For more information call Weed Wizard's toll free number 888-810-7536

[gun-smuggling]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Toronto, Canada;]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


American and Canadian police say they've smashed the biggest gun smuggling operation North America has ever seen.


Crowe has the story.
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[6:10:56]
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[SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ron Taverner/Toronto Police; :51]
[SUPER=01-Dave Kreighbaum/ATF; 1:31]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Crowe/Reporting; 1:59]
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[OUT Q=For CBS News Toronto][wh-email]



[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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A House committee is holding a hearing today on some missing White House e-mails.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[yesterday's 3 NEWSPATH 3:18:57-TOP STORIES]
The lost computer mail might have shed light on a variety of allegations against the Clinton administration.
Today, the House Government Reform Committee is expected to question a White House computer expert, who in early 1999 outlined a way to fix the problem of recovering e-mail that had not been properly archived.
The White House did not act on the expert's plan and lawmakers want to know why.
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[Lawson-sentence]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Pittsylvania County hunter convicted of killing a man and a dog when he thought he was shooting a turkey has been sentenced to 8 years in prison.
In March, thirty 36 year old Keith Dean Lawson was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and reckless handling of a firearm.
The judge held Lawson responsible for the November death of 28 year old Kevin Scott Dalton and his dog.

[Arcadia-Student]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]




A 15-year-old Arcadia Leadership Academy student has pleaded guilty to manufacturing explosives. Yesterday's plea was part of an agreement that combines two felony charges into one and dismisses a misdemeanor possessing illegal fireworks charge. The student will be sentenced June 13th.

[Winn-Dixie]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Winn-Dixie]


Four more Winn-Dixie stores in our area are closing this summer.
The chain will shut down three stores in Lynchburg and one in South Boston.
Last week, the company confirmed the store on Plantation Road in Roanoke will close on June Fifth.

[cma-preps]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Countrys biggest Stars are in Hollywood for tonight's Country Music Awards Show.
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[SOT]

[3:32:06]
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[SUPER=01-Los Angeles, CA;]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=beating of your heart]
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[VO-NAT]
Faith Hill shines bright this year--- up for five awards including best video for her song Breathe.


Her husband Tim McGraw shares the limelight with the same number of nominations competing with wife for entertainer of the year.
Groups like the Dixie Chicks and Asleep at the Wheel face off for top vocal or duo group.
This year's host is Dolly Parton.
And of course you can catch all the action tonight on your hometown station. (------------)