[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


A Bedford County barn fire is burning.
Authorities say the fire started last night at a barn off of Horseshoe Bend road.
The property owner says it's happened here before.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And we'll have complete election results from the Democratic primary.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your day started right-- join us for News 7 Mornin.

[11Nominees]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC05:08]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Richmond Mayor Tim Kaine easily took the nomination for Lieutenant Governor...
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE LEADER 100] with 40-percent of yesterday's vote.
Newport News Delegate Alan Diamonstein tallied 31 percent.
Norfolk Delegate Jerrauld Jones was third with 29-percent. [TAKE LEADER 101]
The race for the Attorney General nomination was tighter.
Henrico County delegate Don McEachin came out on top with 33 percent.
Roanoke Senator John Edwards polled 30 percent of the vote.
Danville Delegate Whitt Clement was third with 27 Percent. [Second Page]
Richmond lawyer Sylvia Clute was a distant fourth. She took just 10-percent.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Election 2001]


So Virginia Democrats now kick off a statewide campaign to try to turn the Republican tide that's swept Virginia since 1993.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls made it to two victory parties in the capital city.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Richmond mayor Tim Kaine]
[SUPER=403-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=401-Tim Kaine/(D) Candidate for Lt. Governor; :19]
[SUPER=420-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; :45 ]
[SUPER=401-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor; 1:05]
[SUPER=401-Del. Don McEachin/(D) Candidate for Attorney Gen.; 1:13 ]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( Richmond Mayor Tim Kaine was the biggest vote getter overall, winning big in his campaign for lieutenant governor.
He's a the son-in-law of a former Republican governor, Linwood Holton.
But on his primary victory night declared the Virginia Democratic party not a "tiny, dying fringe group," but the "party of all."
[sot 21:28:40]

((TIM KAINE: THE CHALLENGES THAT LIFE THROWS AT US...SUBSTANCE THIS YEAR FOLKS.)) [runs:25 ]
Kaine is joined by suburban Richmond Delegate Donald McEachin, whose campaign for Attorney General was based largely on what he called sensible gun restrictions.
Ticket leader Mark Warner swept over to his quieter, smaller victory party in a Richmond brewpub.
Both defend a ticket that draws its talent only from Richmond and northern Virginia turf.
[sot 21:36:58]

((MARK WARNER: LISTEN, I'VE BEEN SPENDING AN AWFUL LOT OF TIME IN RURAL VIRGINIA... EVERY VOTE IN EVERY CORNER OF VIRGINIA.)) [runs:08 ]

[sot 22:02:54 ]

((DEL. DON MCEACHIN/D-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: WHAT I'VE ALWAYS SAID THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE RACE WAS IT WASN'T ABOUT RACE, IT WASN'T ABOUT REGION...I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH TIM. HE AND I HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR A VERY LONG TIME.)) [runs:19 ]
So for a party that's been wandering in the electoral wilderness for almost a decade, a new set of faces to take to Virginia voters in November.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[11Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-14]
[GRAPHIC=John Edwards]

State Senator John Edwards drew strong support from voters in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke/Last Night;]

Edwards captured 88- percent of the votes cast in the city for attorney general. Last night, he thanked his supporters and told the crowd he looks forward to continuing to represent the 21st senatorial district.
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[SOT 08:29:44]
[IN Q=I have ]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: I HAVE NO REGRETS, IT'S BEEN FUN. I'VE MET SO MANY WONDERFUL PEOPLE ALL OVER VIRGINIA. IT'S REALLY BEEN A TREMENDOUS VENTURE AND ADVENTURE AND I'VE REALLY ENJOYED IT.))
[SUPER=401-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Candidate for Attorney General;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=enjoyed it.]
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[VO-NAT :06 plus pad]

Edwards believes the fact four people were vying for attorney general is what hurt his campaign in the end.
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[11Clement]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC55:29]
[GRAPHIC=Whitt Clement]


Danville Delegate Whitt Clement says he has no regrets on seeking the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Danville]


Clement delivered that message to a crowd of nearly one hundred supporters at his campaign headquarters in Danville.


He told the crowd he will seriously consider running for re-election to the House of Delegate now that he's lost this race.
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[SOT :12:06]
[IN Q=I'm inclined to but]

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: I'M INCLINED TO BUT I HAVE TO TALK TO MY WIFE. ITS HER TURN. BUT UNLESS SHE SAYS NO I SUSPECT I WILL BUT WE REALLY HAVEN'T CROSSED THAT BRIDGE YET.))
[SUPER=401-Del. Whitt Clement/(D) Candidate for Attorney General]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=that bridge yet]
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[VO-NAT]


Clement easily carried the vote in Southside.
The registrar in Danville says voter turnout in the city was more than 25-percent.
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[11Barn-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC 33:16]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Authorities say a Bedford County barn fire is still burning this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The blaze started at about 9:30 last night at a Joco Farms Barn off of Horseshoe Bend Road.
Property Owner Diane Wilcox says this has happened before.
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[SOT 2:28:21]
[IN Q=About a year ago]
[SUPER=01-Diane Wilcox/Property Owner]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=powerful coincidence.]
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[VO-NAT]


No one was hurt in last night's fire and there were not any animals in the barn.
Bedford County Sheriff's deputies said it was full of hay.
Officials have not said yet how the fire started.. but they say they will be investigating.
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[Airline-Workers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In national news--
Striking airline workers in Argentina clash with police.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buenos Aires, Argentina;]


Several people were injured during the scuffle.
Strikers are demanding the re-instatement of overseas routes by the troubled national carrier, Aerolinas Argentinas.

The carrier is in debt for nearly 900- million U-S dollars.
The strikers have been disrupting international flights, affecting hundreds of passengers.
Since negotiations broke down in May, Aerolinas has suspended flights to such cities as Miami, New York, and Madrid.
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[11Comair]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC45:54]
[GRAPHIC=Comair Strike]


Comair and its pilots are talking once again in an effort to end the nation's first airline strike in three years.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March]


The talks stopped May 12-th after the pilots overwhelmingly rejected a proposal by the National Mediation Board.
Comair executives and striking pilots will now meet with federal mediators in Washington D-C through Thursday-- but officials with Comair and the Pilots Association say details of those negotiations won't be made public until then.

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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, The largest food company in the U-S begins its life as a separately traded company today.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]


((Information: INVESTORS ARE LINING UP TO BUY A PIECE OF KRAFT FOODS... THE PHILIP MORRIS SPINOFF MAKES ITS WALL STREET DEBUT TODAY IN THE SECOND BIGGEST IPO EVER BEHIND AT&T WIRELESS. THE STOCK WILL TRADE UNDER THE SYMBOL "KFT" ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE. DEMAND WAS SO STRONG, THAT KRAFT UPPED ITS PRICE RANGE TO ABOVE 30 DOLLARS A SHARE... FROM THE PREVIOUS 27 TO 30 DOLLARS. KRAFT HAS A FULL PANTRY OF WELL KNOWN BRANDS INCLUDING MAXWELL HOUSE COFFEE, PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE, AND KRAFT MACARONI AND CHEESE AND WHILE SOME ANALYSTS ARE LUKEWARM ON THE STOCK, THEY BELIEVE KRAFT WILL HAVE A STRONG OPENING DAY.

(graphic)

ANOTHER BIGGIE FOR WALL STREET TODAY IS THE MAY RETAIL SALES REPORT... CONSUMER SPENDING MAKES UP TWO-THIRDS OF THE ECONOMY SO ANALYSTS WILL BE WATCHING THOSE NUMBERS CLOSELY FOR ANY SIGNS OF A RECOVERY IN THE ECONOMY... YOU CAN BET THE FED WILL ALSO BE TAKING NOTE OF THE RETAIL NUMBERS WITH ITS INTEREST RATE MEETING ABOUT TWO WEEKS AWAY.

(on cam)

AND IN A POSITIVE SIGN THE STOCK MARKET DID A U-TURN AS INVESTORS MANAGED TO SHRUG OFF A PROFIT WARNING FROM THE CELL PHONE GIANT NOKIA.

(graphic)

AFTER SLIDING MORE THAN A HUNDRED POINTS THIS MORNING, THE DOW CLIMBED BACK INTO THE PLUS COLUMN TO FINISH 26 POINTS HIGHER LED BY BOEING, G-E AND PHILIP MORRIS

(graphic)

THE NASDAQ WIPED OUT NEARLY ALL OF ITS EARLY LOSSES TO FINISH DOWN ABOUT A POINT.

(graphic)

STOCKS TO WATCH TODAY.. CMGI - WHICH INVESTS IN AND OPERATES A PORTFOLIO OF INTERNET BUSINESSES LOST MORE MONEY THAN EXPECTED IN THE THIRD QTR
AND ABBOTT LABS IS SUING WATSON PHARMACEUTICALS .. ABBOTT IS ACCUSING WATSON OF DECEPTIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES.

(graphic)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM -

(on cam)

AT THE NASDAQ, I'M AC IN NEW YORK.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Embassy-Bombing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It'll be life in prison without parole for one of the men who helped blow up the U-S embassy in Kenya.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


That's after the New York jury deadlocked over giving Mohammed (ahl-oh-WAHL-ee) al-Owhali the death penalty.
Jurors deliberated for five days.
(ahl-oh-WAHL-ee) Al-'Owhali was convicted of taking part in the U-S embassy bombing, but 10 of the 12 jurors said killing him would only make him a martyr.
Next Tuesday, jurors will begin a death penalty hearing for the man convicted in a simultaneous bombing of the American Embassy in Tanzania that killed 11 people.
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[11Vinton-Police]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Vinton PD Invest.]


Part of the Grand Jury report into the Vinton Police Department has been "expunged," according to one of the attorneys in the case.
Because the report remains under seal, we can't say exactly what was taken out. But Philip Coulter says Judge Diane Stickland cut out the "characterization" of Coulter's client, former Police Chief Ricky Foutz.
During the few hours the report was open for public inspection last year, we read that the Grand Jury found Foutz "unqualified." Foutz was asked to resign and is now suing the Town in Federal Court.

[5-Sun-Screen]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-10 12:20]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]

In this morning's Health Check, Every year more than a million people are diagnosed with skin cancer.
While it's the most common of all cancers --it is also the most preventable.
Now there's a new product called Sun Guard that may help protect you from harmful rays by adding U-V protection to your clothing.
It's maker claims it blocks more than 96 percent of sun's harmful rays from reaching your skin.
Health Check reporter Joy Sutton talked with a nurse oncologist to see if it really works.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For years doctors]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Catherine Hagan/Carilion Oncology Nurse; :09]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=JS for News 7 Mornin']

((
For years doctors have been warning the public to cover-up from the sun's harmful rays. But what you wear can make all the difference.
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[SOT17:15:22]
[IN Q=Just throwing on a white t-shirt]

((JUST THROWING ON A WHITE T-SHIRT ISN'T ALWAYS THE BEST PROTECTION FROM THE SUN IT'S LESS THAN PUTTING ON SPF 15 SUNSCREEN)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=on spf 15 sunscreen]


But a new product known as Sun Guard claims by simply washing with it --you can boost the protection of any article of clothing up to Ultraviolet protection Factor 30 --which is the equivalent to an SPF of 30.
The reason: the product contains a UV protectant that acts as an invisible dye which blocks the sun's rays.
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[SOT17:16:12]
[IN Q=Apparently it is a proven thing]

((APPARENTLY IT IS A PROVEN THING. STUDIES HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED THAT IT REALLY DOES DECREASE THE SUN PENETRATING THROUGH YOUR CLOTHES EVEN MORE THAN A TIGHTLY WOVEN SHIRT WOULD)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=shirt would]


And with skin cancer rates on the rise -- medical professionals say the more protection the better.
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[SOT17:19:12]
[IN Q=Using the sun screen and this]

((USING THE SUN SCREEN AND THIS SUN GUARD DOUBLES THAT AFFECT SO. IT'S REALLY LIKE AN SPF 60)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=an spf 60] I'm Joy Sutton for News 7 Mornin'.))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Just because the SPF is higher doesn't mean you can stay out in the sun longer --it's just added protection. Some other tips to keep in mind are to limit your exposure to the sun between 10 a-m and 4pm and remember sun screen needs to be reapplied often.
Clothing only protects the parts of the body it covers --so you still need to apply a sun screen to the exposed parts of the body. Sun Guard should be available soon at a supermarket or drug store.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)

Don't go away....News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #3]


[2-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Virginia now has its Democratic candidates for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General.
Ellen Qualls has a wrap- up and a look at the victory parties, coming up.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Dozens of stranded motorists are killed in Ecuador when an avalanche of rock and mud comes crashing down them.
Officials say days of torrential rains set off the deadly landslide.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Lynchburg will have a new sheriff in town--
After nearly 30 years, the Hill City's longtime sheriff Lawrence Simpson says he's stepping down.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, June 13th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-11Nominees]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC05:08]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Richmond Mayor Tim Kaine can begin his campaign for Lieutenant Governor.
He won the democratic nomination...
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[TAKE LEADER 100] with 40-percent of yesterday's vote.
Newport News Delegate Alan Diamonstein tallied 31 percent.
Norfolk Delegate Jerrauld Jones was third with 29-percent. [TAKE LEADER 101]
The race for the Attorney General nomination was tighter.
Henrico County delegate Don McEachin came out on top with 33 percent.
Roanoke Senator John Edwards polled 30 percent of the vote.
Danville Delegate Whitt Clement was third with 27 Percent. [Second Page]
Richmond lawyer Sylvia Clute was a distant fourth. She took just 10-percent.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Election 2001]


So Virginia Democrats now kick off a statewide campaign to try to turn the Republican tide that's swept Virginia since 1993.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls has more from last night's victory parties.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Richmond mayor Tim Kaine]
[SUPER=403-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=401-Tim Kaine/(D) Candidate for Lt. Governor; :19]
[SUPER=420-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; :45 ]
[SUPER=401-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor; 1:05]
[SUPER=401-Del. Don McEachin/(D) Candidate for Attorney Gen.; 1:13 ]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( Richmond Mayor Tim Kaine was the biggest vote getter overall, winning big in his campaign for lieutenant governor.
He's a the son-in-law of a former Republican governor, Linwood Holton.
But on his primary victory night declared the Virginia Democratic party not a "tiny, dying fringe group," but the "party of all."
[sot 21:28:40]

((TIM KAINE: THE CHALLENGES THAT LIFE THROWS AT US...SUBSTANCE THIS YEAR FOLKS.)) [runs:25 ]
Kaine is joined by suburban Richmond Delegate Donald McEachin, whose campaign for Attorney General was based largely on what he called sensible gun restrictions.
Ticket leader Mark Warner swept over to his quieter, smaller victory party in a Richmond brewpub.
Both defend a ticket that draws its talent only from Richmond and northern Virginia turf.
[sot 21:36:58]

((MARK WARNER: LISTEN, I'VE BEEN SPENDING AN AWFUL LOT OF TIME IN RURAL VIRGINIA... EVERY VOTE IN EVERY CORNER OF VIRGINIA.)) [runs:08 ]

[sot 22:02:54 ]

((DEL. DON MCEACHIN/D-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: WHAT I'VE ALWAYS SAID THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE RACE WAS IT WASN'T ABOUT RACE, IT WASN'T ABOUT REGION...I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH TIM. HE AND I HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR A VERY LONG TIME.)) [runs:19 ]
So for a party that's been wandering in the electoral wilderness for almost a decade, a new set of faces to take to Virginia voters in November.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[2-11Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-14]
[GRAPHIC=John Edwards]

Most Roanoke voters supported State Senator John Edwards.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke/Last Night;]

Edwards captured 88- percent of the votes cast in the city for attorney general. Last night, he thanked his supporters and told the crowd he looks forward to continuing to represent the 21st senatorial district.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:29:44]
[IN Q=I have ]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: I HAVE NO REGRETS, IT'S BEEN FUN. I'VE MET SO MANY WONDERFUL PEOPLE ALL OVER VIRGINIA. IT'S REALLY BEEN A TREMENDOUS VENTURE AND ADVENTURE AND I'VE REALLY ENJOYED IT.))
[SUPER=401-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Candidate for Attorney General;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=enjoyed it.]
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[VO-NAT :06 plus pad]

Edwards believes the fact four people were vying for attorney general is what hurt his campaign in the end.
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[2-11Clement]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC55:29]
[GRAPHIC=Whitt Clement]


No regrets. That's what Danville Delegate Whitt Clement says about his run for the democratic nomination for Attorney General.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Danville]


Clement delivered that message to a crowd of nearly one hundred supporters at his campaign headquarters in Danville.


He told the crowd he will seriously consider running for re-election to the House of Delegate now that he's lost this race.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT :12:06]
[IN Q=I'm inclined to but]

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: I'M INCLINED TO BUT I HAVE TO TALK TO MY WIFE. ITS HER TURN. BUT UNLESS SHE SAYS NO I SUSPECT I WILL BUT WE REALLY HAVEN'T CROSSED THAT BRIDGE YET.))
[SUPER=401-Del. Whitt Clement/(D) Candidate for Attorney General]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=that bridge yet]
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[VO-NAT]


Clement easily carried the vote in Southside.
The registrar in Danville says voter turnout in the city was more than 25-percent.
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[Ecuador-Landslides]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Making international news this morning--
An avalanche of rock and mud comes crashing down on a group of stranded motorists in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Papallacta, Ecuador;]


At least 36 people are dead.
Officials say torrential rains set off the deadly landslide, which caught the victims as they huddled around a campfire.
They were trying to get warm after their vehicles were blocked by an earlier avalanche.
The avalanche brings the death toll to 41 during several days of heavy rains in Ecuador.
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[11Arsenal-Alliance]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC1:18:26]
[GRAPHIC=Radford Ammo Plant]

Good news for employees at the Radford Arsenal. A new business deal increases production plans at the plant and that means job security for its workers.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Alliant Techsystems which runs the Radford Plant, has joined forces with another ammunition producer General Dynamics, to form the American Powder Company. Together they will provide the Department of Defense with propellant and ammunition by running the Radford plant at it's maximum production level.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:41:20]
[IN Q=IT BRING]

((PAT NOLAN/PRESIDENT AMERICAN POWDER COMPANY; IT BRINGS BOTH MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL WORK LOAD TO THE PLANT AND IT SHOULD LEVEL OUT THE PEAKS AND VALLEYS THAT WE'VE SEEN IN THE PAST WITH DOD WORKLOADS.))
[SUPER=01-Patrick Nolan/American Powder Co. President;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=WITH DOD WORKLOADS.]
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[VO-NAT]

Nolan says they will only make marginal additions to the workforce but the current three-shift schedule "five to seven days" a week will continue.
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[Bush-Europe]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


President Bush's European tour takes to Brussels, Belgium today, where he'll be meeting with NATO allies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Madrid, Spain;]


This morning the President left Spain, where he drew criticism for asking for more study of climate change and his proposal for a missile defense system.
Bush's talks with NATO leaders today will focus on global security.
He'll attempt to convince the group that missile defense systems could be a workable tool in maintaining security.
Bush is also expected to assure American allies of the U-S's commitment to stay involved in European affairs.
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[11L'burg-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC37:30]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


After 27 years, Lynchburg's long-time city sheriff is stepping down.
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[VO-NAT :19.5]
[SUPER=403-Lynchburg]


Lawrence Simpson said yesterday he will "not" seek re-election this fall.
One of the candidates who wants to replace Simpson is Danny McCain.
McCain tried to have Simpson forced out of office two years ago for what some black leaders felt was a racially insensitive comment.
Simpson says that incident did not play a role in his decision to retire.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:54:53]
[IN Q=I knew what]

((LAWRENCE SIMPSON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF: I KNEW WHAT I MEANT. I DIDN'T APOLOGIZE FOR IT, I DON'T TODAY BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT I WAS TRYING TO DO. SOMEBODY MISINTERPRETED WHAT I WAS TRYING TO SAY.))
[SUPER=401-Lawrence Simpson/Lynchburg Sheriff]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=trying to say.]
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[VO-NAT]


Simpson says he's leaving because he's tired of battling City Hall over budget cuts in his department.
McCain, Herb Duff, Ron Gillispie and Mary Preston Randolph have submitted paperwork to get on the ballot in November.
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[11Stovall-Canada]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-19]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2001]


Two longtime Roanoke County School Board members are seeking another term.
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[VO-NAT :28 + pad]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke Co.;]


Chairman Mike Stovall's held the Vinton district seat for six and a half years.
The former Vinton investigator says getting resource officers in every school is his proudest accomplishment.
His bid was supported by nine-year board member Jerry Canada, from the Hollins district.
Canada said he entertained a run for the Board of Supervisors, but decided there was still too much to be done for county schools.
Both men are unopposed.
The deadline to file for the November election is August 1st.
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[Bozo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's the end of an era in Chicago--
"The Bozo Show" has taped its final performance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]


Yesterday, for the last time, kids got to come out to see Bozo, the clown.
It's the show that for many people defined growing up in Chicago.
The finale also featured a performance by the rock band, Smashing Pumpkins.
"The Bozo Show" remains one of the most successful children's programs in television history.
Its cast members say they'll move on to other jobs, but doubt any will be as much fun.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/LHI]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Two central Virginia politicians join Alexandria businessman Mark Warner on the Democratic ticket this fall.
Richmond Mayor Tim Kaine won the nomination for Lieutenant Governor.
And Henrico County delegate Don McEachin won the nomination for Attorney General.

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A barn in Bedford County was destroyed by fire.
The blaze started at about 9:30 last night at a Joco Farms Barn off of Horseshoe Bend Road.
No one was hurt in the fire and there were not any animals in the barn.
Officials have not said yet how the fire started.. but they say they will be investigating.

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A new business deal increases production plans at the Radford Arsenal and that means job security for its workers. Alliant Techsystems which runs the Radford Plant, has joined forces with another ammunition producer General Dynamics, to form the American Powder Company. Together they will provide the Department of Defense with propellant and ammunition by running the Radford plant at it's maximum production level.

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Now here's Steve Mason with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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