[7-Electors]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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The people who REALLY vote for the president are getting a lot of attention because of the nation's focus on the electoral college.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Lynchburg]


Edie Light is a Republican presidential elector from Lynchburg.
Because George W. Bush won her congressional district and the entire state, Light will cast her ballot for Bush when the electoral college meets next month.
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[SOT 13:52:07]
[IN Q=If we went]

((EDIE LIGHT/REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTOR: IF WE WENT STRICTLY TO A POPULAR VOTE, THE LARGE CITIES WOULD BE THE ONES WHO ELECT THE PRESIDENT ALL THE TIME. AND YOU WOULD NEVER HAVE THE RURAL AREAS AND THE SPARSELY POPULATED AREAS, THEY WOULD NEVER EVEN SEE A CANDIDATE, THERE WOULD BE NO REASON FOR THEM TO GO THERE.))
[SUPER=701-Edie Light/Republican Pres. Elector]
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[OUT Q=to go there.]
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[VO-NAT]


Light says it's possible if Bush wins Florida, some of his electors there could feel pressure to switch their vote to Al Gore based on the popular vote.
But experts say it's unlikely any presidential elector would cross over.
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[7-Allen]


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[GRAPHIC=George Allen]

The electoral college system has a friend in Virginia's new Senator.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Richmond;]


And that's NOT just because the presidential candidate the body seems to be favoring is a fellow Republican.
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[SOT tape two 13:52:42]
[IN Q=If you had]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATOR-ELECT: IF YOU HAD A POPULAR VOTE, THAN I THINK THAT ALL THE ADVERTISING WOULD BE IN NEW YORK, CHICAGO, MAYBE HOUSTON, LOS ANGELES, AND THEY'D BE IGNORING SOME OF THE OTHER STATES. SO THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE APPROACH IS ONE THAT IS NOT PERFECT, BUT IT IS THE WAY THAT THE FOUNDERS ENVISIONED IT. WE ARE STATES. AND I THINK... PEOPLE IN SMALLER AREAS OR RURAL AREAS ARE NOT IGNORED.))
[SUPER=701-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senator-Elect; ]
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[OUT Q=are not ignored.]
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[VO-NAT]


George Allen met with reporters yesterday afternoon at the State Capitol.
He pledged he'll never vote for a tax increase.
He says -- after brainstorming with John Warner -- he'd like a seat on the Commerce Committee, and on the Defense Subcommittee of Appropriations.
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[7-Police-Substation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Northeast Roanoke has a new police substation.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The department dedicated the office on Williamson Road yesterday.
Three detectives, as well as Crime prevention, DARE and school resource officers, will move into the Northeast Office.
It will be fully staffed from eight to five Monday through Friday, as well as some evenings.
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[7-Spiers]


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The city of Radford is in mourning--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/1998;]


City attorney John "Bunny" Spiers (Spy-ers) was 74 years old.
He wrecked while riding his motorcycle in Carroll County nearly two weeks ago.
Spiers passed away Tuesday in a North Carolina hospital.
His funeral will be held Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church in Radford.
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Taking a break from the news now to check the forecast--
Showers and thunderstorms likely today with highs in the mid 60s.
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[45-Greenbrier]


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Residents of Greenbrier County, West Virginia said no dice to casino gambling. But the president of the Greenbrier resort is not giving up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-White Sulphur Spr.;]

Ted (Klise-ner) Kleisner wants to build a casino in a former government bunker at the resort. He says 58-percent of voters opposed the idea Tuesday, partly because they're misinformed.
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[SOT 15:45:36]
[IN Q=The ridiculous]

((TED KLEISNER/GREENBRIER PRES.: THE RIDICULOUS IDEA THAT HAVING TEN PERCENT MORE OCCUPANTS IN THE GREENBRIER AND A NEW AMENITY WILL INCREASE TRAFFIC CONGESTION. EVEN MORE RIDICULOUS, THAT INDIAN TRIBES WILL COME TO WEST VIRGINIA TO SET UP CASINOS.))
[SUPER=701-Ted Kleisner/Greenbrier President;]
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[OUT Q=set up casinos]
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[VO-NAT]


The casino at the Greenbrier would have created 75 new jobs and converted 300 more to full time.
Still some were happy to see the proposal fail.
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[SOT 17:18:33]
[IN Q=It's not]

((SCOTT BUELL/LOCAL PASTOR: IT'S NOT ABOUT THE GREENBRIER. IT'S NEVER BEEN ABOUT THE GREENBRIER. THE GREENBRIER IS A GOOD PLACE TO WORK. IT'S ABOUT THE EXPANSION OF GAMBLING AND THAT DOESN'T FIT WITH WHAT WE WANT TO DO HERE IN GREENBRIER COUNTY.))
[SUPER=701-Scott Buell/Pastor;]
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[OUT Q=GREENBRIER COUNTY]
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[VO-NAT]

Still -- the Greenbrier president has already started a casino campaign for the 2004 election.
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[45-Sands]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A new trial for a Pittsylvania County woman convicted of the 1998 murder of her husband.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./August 1998;]


A jury convicted Victoria Shelton Sands of first-degree murder and weapon charges.
But yesterday, the Virginia Court of Appeals reversed the conviction--
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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ruling that the jury should have been instructed on Sands' right of self-defense.
Testimony indicated Thomas Sands became violently abusive two years after the couple was married.

[45-Bramblett]


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[WRITER=khu]
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Next week is the sceduled execution for Earl Bramblett.
But his lawyers have filed a legal petition in federal court that will likely block his execution.
A Roanoke County jury sentenced Bramblett to die three years ago for the arson and murder of the Hodges family in Vinton in 1994.
The Habeas Corpus petition filed yesterday starts the FEDERAL review of the case.

[45-Potomac-Graduation]


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[WRITER=mce]
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A new class of flight attendants has graduated form Roanoke's newest airline.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Potomac Air is a subsidiary of US Airways. 13 women make up the inaugural class of flight attendants. Most of them are from the Roanoke area. They had to undergo an extensive three- and- a- half week training process to "earn their wings."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Very supportive...]

((SUSAN LEWIS/POTOMAC FLIGHT ATTENDANT: VERY SUPPORTIVE, WONDERFUL CLASS. I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT MYSELF, I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT SAFETY, ABOUT GETTING PEOPLE FROM POINT A TO POINT B WITH A SMILE AND GREAT SERVICE.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Lewis/New Flight Attendant]
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[OUT Q=great service.]
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[VO-NAT]

A total of 34 people have been hired by Potomac Air so far. The company's new employees will experience their first test run on November 27th .. less than a week before Potomac Air hopes to have full certification from the federal government.
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Checking the Thursday forecast...
Be sure to bring the umbrella today...showers and thunderstorms today with a high near 65.
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[45-Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC57:16]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]


After losing their last statewide office, Virginia Democrats are dusting themselves off after the election.
Party leaders say they have high hopes for 2001.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-McLean/Tuesday Night]


Tuesday night's loss was a bitter pill for Chuck Robb, his family, and the supporters who have backed him during more than two decades in public life.
But leading Democrats say this year's disappointment will not deter their effort to reclaim the governor's office next year.
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[SOT 01:27:23]
[IN Q=It leaves me fired up]

((MARK WARNER: IT LEAVES ME FIRED UP AND READY TO GO. MY CAMPAIGN STARTS TOMORROW AND WE'RE GOING TO LAY OUT A VISION FOR VIRGINIA. AND I'LL BE ANXIOUS TO HAVE THIS DISCUSSION WITH YOU AND THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS.))

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[OUT Q=over the next 12 months.]
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Mark Warner is expected to win the Democratic nomination for Governor next year... and party leaders are promising a strong statewide ticket.

[8-Hazmat-class]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=khu]
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The city of Roanoke sponsored a seminar yesterday for federal environmental officials to learn the effects of mishandling hazardous waste.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It's the penance city officials agreed to pay to resolve criminal charges stemming from the burial of barrels full of road paint and asphalt at the Public Works Service Center.
Former City Manager Bob Herbert advised local government officials from other localities how to avoid the mistakes Roanoke workers made in the 1970's and 80's.
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[SOT 15:47:30]
[IN Q=It's worth]

((BOB HERBERT/FORMER ROANOKE CITY MGR; IT'S WORTH THE TIME AND MONEY AND THE LEADERSHIP FROM THE TOP OF THE ORGANIZATION TO PUT SUCH A POLICY IN PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Herbert/Former Roanoke City Manager;]
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[OUT Q=in place.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Two dozen government officials learned about the financial and legal consequences of mishandling hazardous waste.
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[8-Police-Substation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=dse]
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The northeast quadrant of Roanoke is now home to a police substation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The department dedicated the office on Williamson Road yesterday.
Three detectives, as well as Crime prevention, DARE and school resource officers, will move into the Northeast Office.
It will be fully staffed from eight to five Monday through Friday, as well as some evenings.
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[8-Bramblett]


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[WRITER=khu]
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Attorneys for condemned killer Earl Bramblett have filed a legal petition in federal court in hopes of blocking his execution set for next week. A Roanoke County jury sentenced Bramblett to die three years ago for the arson and murder of the Hodges family in Vinton in 1994.
The Habeas Corpus petition filed yesterday starts the FEDERAL review of the case.

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Let's check out the wet forecast once again--
Showers and thunderstorms likely today with highs in the mid 60s...
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