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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.....
You may want to dress in layers today - it's a chilly morning, but temperatures WILL be warming up.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast coming up in just a few moments.





[7-11Deeds-Maddux]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=ejo]
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There will be a new State Senator taking office.
Delegate Creigh Deeds easily won yesterday's special election for the redrawn 25th district, which runs from Charlottesville to the West Virginia line.
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[Take Leader Board 1]
All precincts have reported in, and here are the totals .. Deeds with more than 20 thousand votes .. overwhelmingly defeated Jane Maddux by a margin greater than two-to-one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.;]


Deeds is a Democrat from Bath County, and he won every county and city in the 25th district. He succeeds Emily Couric, who died from cancer earlier this year.
[SUPER=03-Scottsville;]


Maddux is a Republican from the Charlottesville area, who ran against Couric two years ago and lost, and fell again this time .. to Deeds.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The results mean Deeds' 12th House of Delegates seat is now open. A special election is likely early next year.

[7-11Shuler]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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[***TAKE VIDEO***]

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[VO-NAT From 01-54 TC03:27]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/October;]


One possible candidate is former Blacksburg Delegate Jim Shuler. He used to represent the 7th district, but lost to Dave Nutter last month.
We could not reach Shuler last night, but his wife told us by phone her husband has been planning on running for the 12th if Deeds won his race.
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[7-Gilmore]


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Governor Jim Gilmore will reveal how he plans to plug a billion-dollar hole in the current budget to state lawmakers today. He will also unveil his ideas on trimming as much as two billion dollars in spending in the new, two-year budget that takes effect next July. Since Gilmore leaves office in three-and-a-half weeks, the budget choices will fall to the Legislature and incoming Democratic Governor Mark Warner.

[7-11County-Super]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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It was an emotional farewell yesterday for Roanoke County supervisor Bob Johnson.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


He spent 16 years on the board, several of them as chairman.
Fellow supervisors honored his work on Spring Hollow Reservoir, the development of the Reed Mountain Fire and Rescue station, and helping Roanoke County to win the National All American "City" award.
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[IN Q=You can go]

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISOR: YOU CAN GO THROUGH LIFE EXPERIENCES AND A BIG PART OF MY LIFE HAS BEEN WITH AND FOR ROANOKE COUNTY.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((ELMER HODGE/ADMINISTRATOR: ONE OF THE THINGS I APPRECIATE MOST IS THE COURAGE THAT YOU GAVE , IT HELPED US SO MANY TIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Roanoke Co. Supervisor;:00]
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator;:10]
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[OUT Q=so many times.]
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[VO-NAT]


Former Supervisor Richard Flora beat-out Johnson in the Hollins District last month.
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The winds are much calmer today as you head out.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast coming up after the news.





[45-Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


Today Governor Jim Gilmore is expected to explain how he plans to fill a billion-dollar hole in the current budget to state lawmakers. He will also unveil his ideas on trimming as much as two billion dollars in spending in the new, two-year budget that takes effect next July. Since Gilmore leaves office in three-and-a-half weeks, the budget choices will fall to the Legislature and incoming Democratic Governor Mark Warner.

[45-11Deeds-Maddux]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:03:51]
[GRAPHIC=Deeds]


Delegate Creigh Deeds is picking up the title of state Senator.
Deeds easily won yesterday's special election for the redrawn 25th district, which runs from Charlottesville to the West Virginia line.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader Board 1]
All precincts have reported in, and here are the totals .. Deeds with more than 20 thousand votes .. overwhelmingly defeated Jane Maddux by a margin greater than two-to-one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.;]


Deeds is a Democrat from Bath County, and he won every county and city in the 25th district. He succeeds Emily Couric, who died from cancer earlier this year.
[SUPER=03-Scottsville;]


Maddux is a Republican from the Charlottesville area, who ran against Couric two years ago and lost, and fell again this time .. to Deeds.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The results mean Deeds' 12th House of Delegates seat is now open. A special election is likely early next year, so look for any candidates to come forward quickly.
[TAKE VIDEO!!!!]

[45-11Shuler]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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[***TAKE VIDEO***]

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[VO-NAT From 01-54 TC03:27]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/October;]


Former Blacksburg Delegate Jim Shuler is one possible candidate. Shuler used to represent the 7th district, but lost to Dave Nutter last month.
We could not reach Shuler last night, but his wife told us by phone her husband has been planning on running for the 12th if Deeds won his race.
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[45-11Oxycontin]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
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The September eleventh attacks and the current recession could hold up the proposed plan to help curb Oxycontin abuse in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

A proposed electronic monitoring system would require pharmacists to enter prescription data into a computer, which would then stored in a central database. One state official said yesterday that legislation for the system will probably be put off until 2- thousand three. As far as Oxycontin abuse-- Virginia's Attorney General says he's detected a difference in southwest Virginia.
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((I THINK THE THOUGHT IS, YES, WE MAY HAVE MADE A REAL DIFFERENCE AND WE MAY HAVE TURNED A CORNER ON IT, I DON'T WANT TO SAY IT'S CURBED AND REDUCING BECAUSE THAT WOULD IMPLY THAT, YOU KNOW, WE COULD LET DOWN OUR GUARD A LITTLE BIT AND WE CAN'T LET DOWN OUR GUARD.))
[SUPER=01-Randolph Beales/Virginia Attorney General;]
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Supporters of the prescription monitoring system says it would help investigators track people suspected of faking ailments to obtain Oxycontin from different doctors.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Temperatures are chilly this morning, but will get warmer later in the day.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast coming up in just a few moments.




[8-11Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:35:57]
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Governor-elect Mark Warner has chosen Jane Woods as Secretary of Health and Human Resources.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Woods, a Republican from Northern Virginia, has served as a delegate and state senator.
She has also chaired several health and education committees during her time in the General Assembly.
She said she's looking forward to the task ahead.
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((JANE WOODS/SEC. OF HEALTH-DESIGNATE: I THINK THIS IS JUST A FABULOUS DAY OF OPPORTUNITY TO TOUCH POSITIVELY THE LIVES OF VIRGINIANS ACROSS THIS ENTIRE COMMONWEALTH.))
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Warner added that he chose Woods for her understanding of Virginia health care and her solid reputation with both Republicans and Democrats.



[8-Newberry]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rca]
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First-degree murder charges have been handed down to a Wythe County teen. 16-year-old Jordan Newberry is accused of stabbing and killing his father, 33-year-old Ronnie Newberry in October. The boy also faces malicious wounding charges stemming from an attack on his mother. A grand jury is scheduled to hear the evidence next month to decide if there's enough for an indictment.

[8-11Drought]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC20:14]
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Franklin County is looking to the Governor for relief from the drought.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


The Board passed a resolution calling for a state of emergency.
Dry weather has affected 72-thousand acres of pasture... an estimated 2-point-6 MILLION dollar loss to farmers.
Drought conditions also took their toll on 36-thousand acres of hay land ... causing 650-thousand dollars in damage.
As a result, pasture land was overgrazed... and farmers have had to delve into winter feed supplies.
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[8-11Franklin-Library]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC22:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Franklin County is on its way to getting its first library branch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Developer Ron Willard offered to donate a one-acre parcel of land in his Westlake Towne Center.
The Smith Mountain Lake development includes shops, a golf course, a YMCA and county offices.
Franklin County's library board urged supervisors to accept the offer... pointing out that it's the only county of its size with NO library branches.
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[IN Q=It was recognized]

((BONNIE JOHNSON/LIBRARY BOARD CHAIR: IT WAS RECOGNIZED AS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OFFER THAT MEETS OUR NEEDS AND WAS RECEIVED ENTHUSIASTICALLY BY ALL OF US.))
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[OUT Q=all of us.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Board of Supervisors says it's at least five years away from opening a branch... but will study the idea.
The panel hopes to decide on a location for the main library FIRST.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 12/20/01
Thursday:

[SUPER=130-37/Steve Simmons/Wirtz]



[SUPER=130-3/Mariah Carter/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-6/Colin Hogg/Buena Vista]



[SUPER=130-44/Jack & Betty Lawson/Roanoke]


Twins:
[SUPER=130-13th/Joseph & Timothy Dunkley/Chatham]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Roger Boyd/Thaxton]

[SUPER=131-/Flora Cobbs/Rocky Mount]