[Video-Open]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[SOT 21:48:53]
[IN Q=]

((THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH. GOD BLESS VIRGINIA. GOD BLESS AMERICA. APPLAUSE!!))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=God Bless America. applause]
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[VO-NAT]


A victorious night for George Allen- Virginia's new Senator-Elect.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=News 7 at Eleven]


Good evening.

[Top-Races]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Good Evening.
The Presidential Race is still too close to call- We'll head back to CBS in just a moment, but first
(+++++++)
[Election Page #120 -- Senate]


the numbers from the Senate race in Virginia-
Republican George Allen is heading to washington- defeating two term Senator- Democrat Chuck Robb-
With ____ percent of the precincts reporting- Allen clearly the winnner-
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[President]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


More on the local races in two minutes- but first the latest on "too close to call" Presidential Race.
[Election Double Boxes=Jean & Rather/CBS]


Let's head back to Dan Rather in New York.
[LIVE=Rather full]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUTCUE=This is election night on CBS]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


We will return to CBS as soon as there are any new developments in the Presidnetial Race- but now more on the statewide races.

[VA-President]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Virginia'a electoral votes haven't gone to a Democrat since Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
(+++++++)
[Election Page #110 -- President/VA Vote]


Tonight was no different than usual in Virginia.
As expected, Republican George W. Bush carried the commonwealth.
(adlib over numbers three pages)


There were actually six candidates on the ballot in Virginia.
Ralph Nader of the Green Party .....
Harry Browne is the Libertarian-
Pat Buchanan of the Reform Party
and Howard Phillips of the Constitution party.
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[Senate]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Republicans did well in the Senate race too in VIrginia.
(+++++++)
[Election Page #120 -- Senate]


George Allen- wins the race for the U-S Senate. with over Vietnam veteran- two term senator Chuck Robb-
The former Governor and Congressman now heads to the Senate with.... over Robb's _________.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and /]



[Allen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC1:26:52]
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[ELECTION DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Ellen/Starlink;]


Tonight George Allen's celebrating victory in Richmond- that's where we find Ellen Qualls at the Allen Victory party at the Richmond Mariott -
[LIVE=Ellen full/Starlink]
[SUPER=740-Ellen/Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=706-Richmond]


[***ROLLED FROM STARLINK***]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=with a great deal]
[SUPER=703-Richmond; :18]
[SUPER=701-George Allen/U. S. Senator-Elect; :00]
[SUPER=701-]
[SUPER=701-]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=have been thank you.]



[LIVE=Ellen full/Starlink]
[SUPER=706-Richmond;]




[ELECTION DOUBLE BOXES=JoeD & Ellen/Starlink;]
(Ellen tosses to JoeD)



[Robb]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Ellen & JoeD/Satellite;]
(Ellen tosses to JoeD)
[LIVE=Joe full/Satellite]
[SUPER=740-Joe/Dashiell/jdashiell*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=705-McLean]


((ROLLCUE:... as they quickly discover tonight.))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First of all]
[SUPER=701-Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senator;:00]
[SUPER=703-McLean; :17]
[RUNS=:47]
[OUT Q=make that happen.]



[LIVE=Joe full/Satellite]
[SUPER=705-McLean;]




[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Joe/Satellite;]



[L'burg-Referendum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:02:08]
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The Sales tax will not go up in Lynchburg.
(+++++++)
[Election page #350 - Lynchburg Referendum]


Lynchburg voters said no to a plan that could have increased the sales tax- to help pay for school improvements.

Even if voters did approve this, the plan would have needed an OK from the General Assembly-
That's a moot point now, because voters said no.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Steve/Lyncburg Bureau]


Steve Smallshaw has been following this tax topic and is in our Lynchburg newsroom with more on the results.
[LIVE=Steve full/Lynchburg Bureau]
[SUPER=740-Steve/Smallshaw/ssmallshaw*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=705-Lynchburg]


Jean, you combine this with the sound defeat of the meals tax in Campbell County and you might say voters staged their version of the Central Virginia Tea Party tonight..
Still, both sides say they were surprised to see the sales tax measure go down to defeat and by such a wide margin.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=703-Lynchburg]
[SUPER=701-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member;]
[SUPER=701-Bert Dodson/Lynchburg Council Member;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=and we'll do it.]
(( [natsot 20:27:02]
((natsot clapping))
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It was a bright spot in an otherwise tense evening for Lynchburg Republicans.. by a wide margin of more than ten percent, voters rejected a plan to raise the state sales tax by a penny to pay for local school improvements.
Opponents say they never expected to win this argument.. but apparently residents were unconvinced that a sales tax hike was the way to go.
[SOT 20:29:49]

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THEY JUST SAID 'WE'RE TAXED ENOUGH, LET'S FIND ANOTHER WAY TO DO THIS THING', AND IT'S NOT THAT PEOPLE ARE AGAINST EDUCATION, IT'S NOT THAT WE'RE AGAINST EDUCATION, IT'S JUST THAT HEY, LET'S LOOK AT OTHER WAYS TO DO THIS.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=to do this.]


And that is the 100 million dollar question right now.. how WILL Lynchburg find the money over the next ten years to fix up and renovate its aging public schools?
Council member Bert Dodson says he doesn't have an answer right now.. but he hopes those who opposed the tax hike do.
[SOT 20:44:59]

((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WHERE DO YOU GO FROM THERE? I HAVE NO IDEA. MAYBE SOMEBODY ELSE HAS GOT A BRILLIANT IDEA ON HOW TO MAKE MONEY TO PAY FOR THE SCHOOLS, BUT WE NEED TO IMPROVE THE SCHOOLS.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=improve the schools.]
[SOT 20:30:11]

((ROBERT GARBER: IT'S A MATTER NOW OF PUTTING TOGETHER AN ALTERNATIVE PAN TO DO THIS THING. AND PEOPLE IN LYNCHBURG SUPPORT EDUCATION AND WE'LL DO IT.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=we'll do it.] ))
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[LIVE=Steve Full/Lynchburg Bureau]
[SUPER=705-Lynchburg]


And again, voters in Campbell County easily defeated a measure to impose a four- cent meals tax there.. that money also was supposed to pay for school improvements.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Steve/Lynchburg Bureau]


It's now back to square one for school board members in both localities.. Jean?

[D'ville-Referendum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
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Two Southside communities were also voting on money for school improvements.
(+++++++)
[Election page #310 - Danville Referendum]


In Danville voters agreed to a real estate tax increase to pay for a 16 million dollar school bond-
The real estate tax will go up just over 9- cents to pay for it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Danville]

The money will fund infrastructure at Langston Focus Center and George Washington High School .. Improvements teachers say are desperately needed.
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[SOT @ 2:16:03 - 2:16:11]
[IN Q= In our...]

((MARY PANIEL/GWHS ASSISTANT TEACHER: IN OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM WE NEED IT TO BE FIXED BECAUSE OUR SCHOOL IS LIKE FALLING APART AND THE BOND WILL HELP COMPUTERS AND HELP GET AIR CONDITIONING, FIX UP THE SCHOOL.))
[SUPER=701-Mary Paniel/GWHS Assistant Teacher]
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[OUT Q= fix up the school.]
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[VO-NAT]

That bond is expected to be paid off in 20 years - however the 9-cent tax increase will NOT automatically be recinded once the bond is paid off.
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[Pitts-Referendum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
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Money for schools also on the ballot in
(+++++++)
[Election page #370 - Pittsylvania Referendum]


in Pittsylvania county.
Voters there say yes to a 40-million, 300-thousand dollar school bond- to improve schools in Pittsvylania county.


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[5th-House]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
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Virgil Goode- the former Democrat, turned Independent- will be heading back to D-C.
(+++++++)
[Election Page #150 -- 5th District]


The 54 year old from Rocky Mount- is going to the House of Representatives for a third term- inching out a lead over Democrat John Boyd- and the other Independent in this race- Joseph Spence from Ringgold.
(+++++++)

[5th District map full]
The fifth district stretches from Albemarle County all the way south to the North Carolina border.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Teresa/Danville Bureau]



[Goode]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:53:53]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Virgil Goode is celebrating victory in Danville tonight.
[ELECTION DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa/Danville Bureau]


Teresa Hamilton spoke with him... He lead this race all the way tonight, but it wasn't as a huge a margin as it could have been for an incumbent.
[LIVE=Teresa full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=740-Teresa/Hamilton/thamilton *wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=705-Danville;]


Jean, I think Goode may have sensed he was facing some tough competition this time around.
Earlier today-- he described this race as an uphill battle.
But tonight-- Goode was all smiles as he thanked his wife and daughter for their support as well as the Republican committee.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=703-Danville; :05]
[SUPER=701-Rep. Virgil Goode/(I) 5th District;]
[SUPER=701-John Boyd/(D) Congressional Candidate; ]
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[in q= We wouldn't]

((VIRGIL GOODE/I-FIFTH DISTRICT: WE WOULDN'T BE HERE WITHOUT THE HELP OF SO MANY OF YOU WHO HAVE WORKED HARD AND HELPED US IN SO MANY WAYS.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q= so many ways.]


Goode held his victory celebration in Danville-- but didn't actually speak from the podium until well into the evening.
Goode was challenged this time around by Democrat John Boyd and Independent Joseph Spence.
But it was Boyd who presented the bigger challenge... and Goode said he wanted to speak with Boyd by phone... before accepting victory.
((sot))
[SOT 05:00:20]
[in q=He said]

((VIRGIL GOODE: HE SAID CONGRATULATIONS AND I TOLD HIM I ENJOYED BEING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL WITH HIM AND HE SAID THAT SAME ABOUT ME.)) [runs07]
[out q= about me.]


But Boyd hasn't been as complimentary about the Democratic party.
The leader of a national black farmers' movement had expected the Democrats to offer more support... especially after Goode's departure from the party earlier this year. ((IT COULD BE A LOT BETTER...FROM THE STATE LEVEL, RIGHT DOWN TO THE RIGHT UP TO THE TRIPLE C AND THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= after the election.] ))
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[LIVE=Teresa full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=705-Danville;]




[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teressa/Danville Bureau;]



[Hunt-Fish-Amendment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
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Virginia Voters today spoke loud and clear when it comes to amending the state constitution. (+++++++)
[Election page #230 - Hunt/Fish]


Voters said yes, they want the Constitution to guarantee the rights of Virginians to hunt, fish and trap game. Animal rights groups fought against this, but tonight the voters spoke.
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[TAKE LOTTERY AMEND. BOARD]

[Lottery-Amendment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
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[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]



(+++++++)
[Election page #220 - Lottery]


Voters also want the constitution to spell out how lottery proceeds will be spent.
Voters overwhelming say yes- the constitution should be amended to require lottery proceeds to go to counties, cities and towns for public education.
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[Greenbrier-Gambling]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Greenbrier Gambling]


The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia rolled the dice on a gambling referendum tonight--
(+++++++)
[Election page #390 - Greenbrier Gambling]

and at this point it looks like gambling is going down by a two to one margin.
These numbers are not finals though-the two biggest precincts in Greenbrier County still haven't reported their results.
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[WVA-Governor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Five candidates were on the ballot in the West Virginia governor's race.
(+++++++)
[Election page #210 - WVA Governor]


And the result appears to be an upset. (two pages)
Right now Democratic Congressman Bob Wise has the lead there, unseating incumbent Republican Cecil Underwood.
The three other independent candidates- Denise Giardina, Bob Myers, and Randall Ashelman did not have the votes to pull it off.
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[9th-House]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Democrat Rick Boucher has been in Congress for nine terms and he's going back for a tenth.
(+++++++)
[Election Page #180 -- 9th District]


The 54 year old lawyer easily wins- defeating challenger Michael "Oz" Osborne-
Boucher with _____ to Osborne's ______.
(+++++++)

[9th District map full]
The ninth district stretches from the Western parts of the Roanoke Valley, through the New River Valley and far Southwest Virginia.
Boucher declared victory tonight in Abingdon.
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[TAKE SOT]



[Boucher-Osborne]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[OUT Q=sound then humorous.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Abingdon]


Boucher won the tenth term with his largest margin of victory ever.
He says his next two years will continue to focus on bringing high tech jobs and better infrastructure to Southwest Virginia.
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[6th-House]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Bob Goodlatte]


In the sixth district, Republican Bob Goodlatte ran without opposition for a second time.
Goodlatte will return to Washington for a 5th term.

[Campbell-Referendum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


More Virginia races now-
(+++++++)
[Election page #300 - Campbell Referendum]


In Campbell County, voters are saying no to an increase in the meals tax.
(adlib results) The tax would have meant four cents on a all prepared foods from restaurants and convenience stores- Su

pervisors said they'd spend the money on schools but voters said no.
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[TAKE FRANKLIN CO. LEADER BOARD]

[Franklin-Referendum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


(+++++++)
[Election page #320 - Franklin Referendum]


Voters in the Blue Ridge District of Franklin County have said yes to mixed drinks- that vote by a 56 to 44 margin.
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[TAKE NEXT BOARD]

[Iron-Gate-Referendum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
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(+++++++)
[Election page #340 - Iron Gate Referendum]


Iron Gate WILL remain a town-
Voters there decided NOT to drop the charter and become an unincorporated part of Allegheny County.
Iron Gate will have to figure out on its own how to pay ofr one and half millino dollars in sewer improvements.
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[Turnout]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-42 TC32:43]
[GRAPHIC=ELECTION 2000]


Virginia saw a record number of voters heading to the polls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Roanoke]


But voter turnout in Roanoke, Roanoke County, and Salem was down an average of 8 percent from the last Presidential election in 19-96.
However most polls today saw a steady stream of voters and long lines after folks left work.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[SS=None]


Plenty more election results ahead on News 7...
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[VO-NAT]

including the results of the Lynchburg sales tax referendum-- one designed to repair the city's older schools.
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[15th-Senate]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Several special elections to fill some empty seats and positions.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE LEADER FULL 240]
The first in the 15-th State Senate District where... it Democrat Jerry Flowers has a lead- albiet a slim lead---

over Republican delegate Frank Ruff- and Independ Amos Neill.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE SENATE DISTRICT FULL]
So it appears the Southampton County businessman- Jerry Flowers may fill the 15-th senate seat, taking over for the late Richard Holland. The district begins in Appomattox County and extends eastward to Suffolk.
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[Henry-Supervisor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
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(+++++++)
[Election page #330 - Henry Co. Supervisor]


In Henry County, James Crigger will fill the term of the late supervisors chairman Jack Dalton.
Crigger will serve as supervisor from the Collinsville district for one year, then the seat will be up for election again.
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[Nelson-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[WRITER=ejo]
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[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]



(+++++++)
[Election page #360 - Nelson Co. Supervisor]


In Nelson County, Gary Brantley will continue as sheriff.
He's been acting sheriff since Ron Wood died just about a year ago.
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[Radford-Treasuer]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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(+++++++)
[Election page #380 - Radford Treasurer]


In Radford, voters elected a new city treasurer to replace the retiring Martin Roberts.
Democrat Janet Jones till take over.
The position will be up for election again next year for a full four-year term.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11Election]
[SS=None]


More showers could be on the way.
Robin Reed is still ahead with the forecast.
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[VO-NAT]


And when News 7 returns, the latest on a Blacksburg business trying to make tobacco healthy.
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[Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC2:02:49]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Brian Jackson now has a chance of getting out of prison someday for his part in the Church Avenue rooming house fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 9]


The 22-year-old man was convicted of murder and arson last summer.
[SUPER=04-May 18, 1998]


The jury set his punishment at 130 years in prison, for helping to set the fire that killed six people.
That was a lot more than Michael Clements got, for pleading guilty and agreeing to testify against Jackson.
Today, the judge agreed with the prosecutor's recommendation, to change the sentence to 45 years.
That means Jackson could get parole, once he reaches 60.
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[CropTech]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC54:32]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


A Blacksburg biotechnology firm is getting state tobacco settlement money to help make people healthier.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/April;]


The settlement commission approved giving CropTech 2-million dollars to help find alternative uses for tobacco.
CropTech is already working on pharmaceutical uses for tobacco plants.
It's developing vaccines that fight life-threatening illnesses like cancer out of tobacco cells.
With more financial backing, CropTech estimates that it can eventually use MOST of Virginia's tobacco crop for pharmaceutical purposes.
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[Tease3]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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In sports, Tech makes changes on the field for Saturday's game against Central Florida, Cave Spring loses its appeal, and scores from girls high school basketball tournament action

[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[GRAPHIC=CAVE FORFEITS]


The Cave Spring high school football team's last shot at getting into the playoffs and getting back the six wins it was forced to forfeit due to using an ineligible player has failed.
Yesterday afternoon, independent hearing officer Bill Watkins, upheld the Virginia High School League's ruling.
This means the Roanoke Valley district, the VHSL's executive director, the league's appeals committee and the independent attorney have all ruled the player in question was ineligible.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]


Roanoke County deputy superintendent James Gallion conceded yesterday afternoon the county presented a very strong case and while the county still believes its interpretation is correct, Cave Spring has exhausted its options for appeal.
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=hold]


Cave Spring players, coaches and parents met last night and decided not to pursue the matter any further.

[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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[GRAPHIC=girls basketball]


In high school girls basketball, Blue Ridge District Tournament, Salem 58 Alleghany 42, Blacksburg 46 William Byrd 34, Lord Botetourt 46 Christiansburg 27, Northside 63 Rockbridge County 31.
In the Piedmont District, Patrick County 64 Dan River 41

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


The Hokies will make a change in the defense for this Saturday's game against Central Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-2000 Season; :00]

Freshman cornerback Eric Green, who was thrust into the starting lineup when Larry Austin went down with a knee injury against Boston College, will be replaced in the starting lineup this week by Florida native Billy Hardee.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Billy Hardee...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]

((FRANK BEAMER:))
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...verybig ball game."]
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[VO-NAT con't]


Beamer also reaffirmed that Andre Davis is definitely out and it's also likely that Michael Vick will NOT be ready to play.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((DAVE MEYER:))
[SUPER=01-Dave Meyer/Will Start Against UCF; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...against Central Florida."]

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