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[ANCHOR=Kim]

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Roanoke Democrats are celebrating a sweep of the city council race.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE 1008]
Voters returned Nelson Harris to city council, and they elected newcomers Alfred Dowe, and Rupert Cutler. There were nine candidates in all.
They were followed by the three republican candidates, Jack Parrott
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[TAKE NEXT PAGE 1009] Mark Hurley and Steve Mabry.
Independents Doug Trout and Don Hogan rounded out the field.
Joe Dashiell reports, the crowded field made for a close contest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=01-George McMillan/Roanoke City Sheriff; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :13]
[SUPER=@Harris; :29]
[SUPER=01-Alfred Dowe/Council Member-Elect; :48]
[SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Council Member-Elect; 1:04]
[SUPER=@Joe1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke]



(([NAT SOT OF MCMILLAN]
[IN Q=Harris 4806]
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=Cutler 4230.]


With 32 of 33 precincts reporting, Roanoke Democrats were finally breathing easy... but it was a nervous night as the lead shifted among the top four candidates.
In the end, incumbent Nelson Harris was the top votegetter claiming the title of Vice -Mayor with more than 49- hundred votes.
[SOT 10:56]
[IN Q=It is so affirming, particularly]

((NELSON HARRIS: IT IS SO AFFIRMING, PARTICULARLY AS AN INCUMBENT TO HAVE THE VOTE COME IN THE WAY IT HAS TONIGHT, AND REALLY KIND OF AFFIRM YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING, YOU'RE DOING A GOOD JOB.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=you're doing a good job.]


Alfred Dowe was second with just over 45-hundred votes...
[SOT 14:29]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((ALFRED DOWE: I DON'T KNOW. I MAY BE NAIVE. I MAY BE A LITTLE YOUNG. MY EARS MAY STILL BE DRIPPING, BUT I BELIEVE IN THIS CITY AND I BELIEVE IN THE PEOPLE AND I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING THAT WE CAN'T DO TOGETHER.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=can't do together.]


and Rupert Cutler bested Republican Jack Parrott by just 102 votes.
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's been a very clean race]

((RUPERT CUTLER: IT'S BEEN A VERY CLEAN RACE. AND I AM REALLY PLEASED TO HAVE WON WITH REVEREND NELSON HARRIS AND ALFRED DOWE. THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET IS STRONG. WE WON AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS HEALTHY.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=the Democratic party is healthy.]


All three Democrats winners had praise for their Republican and Independent opponents, praise for a positive campaign that remained focused on the future of the city.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))[11Republicans]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-22]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD OTS]

Indeed, the election was so close-- Republican Jack Parrott is not ready to throw in the towel just yet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Parrott, Mark Hurley and Steve Mabry gathered at the Patrick Henry Hotel to view the results and thank their supporters. Last night, Parrott told fellow Republicans the election was so close he doesn't plan to concede until later today when the results can be looked at in more detail.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 06:53:27]
[IN Q=I HAD A LOT OF ]

((JACK PARROTT/CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I HAD A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE HELPING OUT, MY FAMILY AND THE ADVISORS THAT I HAD WAS JUST A REAL JOY TO ME AND THEY KIND OF TOOK ME BY THE HAND AND GUIDED ME THROUGH THIS AND IT WORKED OUT CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE SATISFYING AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. ))
[SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/(R) Roanoke City Council Candidate;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED.]
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[VO-NAT]

Parrott says it's too early to say if he'll run again. He says he knew the election would be challenging going in-- because Roanoke is traditionally a democratic city.
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[VOB-L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-12]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]


The first woman in eight years to crack the all-male lineup in Lynchburg City Hall says she's honored and excited by her election victory.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Joan Foster was the lone independent challenger in this year's race, but wound up getting the second-highest vote total of the four candidates.
Foster says being a woman helped her chances.
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[SOT 10:53:16]
[IN Q=That in itself]

((JOAN FOSTER/NEW LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THAT IN ITSELF.. .. MEET THE CHALLENGE.))
[SUPER=01-Joan Foster/New Lynchburg Council Member]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=meet the challenge.]
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[VO-NAT]


Foster is the chief operating officer for the Alliance for Families and Children, an agency that directs community resources to needy families.
This was her first try at elected office.
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[Take Lynchburg Results Board]
In other results from this race, Mayor Carl Hutcherson led the way last night, Foster came in a strong second. Bert Dodson was third, and current council member Stewart Hobbs was voted out, coming in fourth.
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[VOB-NRV-Races]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rca]
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New River Valley officials and candidates say they're happy with voter turnout in the area.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Over two-thousand residents came out in each of the Blacksburg and Christiansburg races. Poll workers say it's a major jump from recent elections.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Voters put both incumbents back in the mayor's seat. Harold Linkous in Christiansburg and Roger Hedgepeth in Blacksburg.
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[SOT 52:17:01 -- 39:52:18 // 40:05:06]
[IN Q=TEH LAST COUPLE]

((ROGER HEDGEPETH/BLACKSBURG MAYOR; THE LAST COUPLE OF ELECTIONS ITS BEEN VERY LOW BUT WITH TEN CANDIDATES AND A LOT OF INTEREST WE'VE HAD A GREAT TURNOUT.)) ((HAROLD LINKOUS/CHRISTIANSBURG MAYOR; IT'S A GREAT TURNOUT AND ONE OF THE LARGEST I CAN REMEMBER // MORE CHALLENGERS THIS YEAR THEN ANY BEFORE AND IT'S BEEN A LONG CAMPAIGN AND I'M GLAD IT'S OVER.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Hedgepeth/Blacksburg Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Harold Linkous/Christiansburg Mayor; :10]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=GLAD IT'S OVER.]
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[VO-NAT]

Linkous won with 48-percent of the vote, Hedgepeth with 56-percent.
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[Results]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]



We'll continue to run the results from all the contested races along the bottom of your screen throughout this newscast.
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[Take FS Election Web Address] You an also find the results on our web page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
(++++++++++)




[6-Dooley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


In other news this morning, An elderly Roanoke woman who died Friday was apparently beaten to death.
Police are still investigating the murder of Edna Edgar Dooley.
The medical examiner says that the 82-year-old died of blunt force injuries.
Friday morning, Roanoke Police responded to a domestic disorder at Dooley's home.
They say they found her daughter and son arguing and Dooley dead in the bathroom.
No arrests have been made.

[Pipe-Bomb]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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A 21- year- old college student is in federal custody, charged in the series of pipe bombs that were found in mailboxes across the Midwest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Reno, NV;]


Luke Helder was arrested in Nevada yesterday after leading police on a 40-mile chase reaching speeds of up to 100 miles-per-hour.
Helder threw a gun out of his car window, and explosives were found in the vehicle.
His college roommates say they became suspicious after he told them to quote "watch the news" before he disappeared last week.
Speaking from the family's Minnesota home, Helder's father tried to explain his son's alleged actions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:03:34]
[IN Q=I really want]

((CAMERON HELDER/SUSPECT'S FATHER: I REALLY WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT LUKE IS NOT A DANGEROUS PERSON. I THINK HE JUST TRYING TO MAKE A STATEMENT ABOUT THE WAY THE GOVERNMENT IS RUN."))
[SUPER=01-Cameron Helder/Suspect's Father;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=government is run.]
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[VO-NAT]


Since Friday, nearly two dozen pipe bombs have turned up in five states.
Six people have been injured.

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


In business news, Cisco beats the Street. And investors are hoping that no news is good news from the fed. Alexis Christoforous has those stories 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]


((GOOD NEWS FROM A TECHNOLOGY BELLWHETHER COULD HELP SNAP TECH STOCKS OUT OF THEIR FUNK. AFTER THE CLOSING BELL, (gr) THE NETWORKING GIANT CISCO SYSTEMS bounced back with quarterly earnings that more than tripled last year's weak results. PROFITS OF 11 CENTS A SHARE BEAT THE STREET BY 2 PENNIES. SHARES OF CISCO RALLIED 4 PERCENT IN AFTER HOURS TRADING. (gr) WEBMED GOT A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH. WEBMED reported its first ever operating profit, with first-quarter earnings of $7.3 million, or 2 cents a share, a penny better than analysts expected (oc) ON WALL STREET, INVESTORS SHRUGGED THEIR SHOULDERS AFTER THE FED DID THE EXPECTED AND LEFT INTEREST RATES UNCHANGED AT YESTERAY'S POLICY-SETTING MEETING. WITH THE STRENGTH OF AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN QUESTION THE FED FELT THE BEST THING TO DO WAS NOTHING AT ALL.. MOST EXPECT A RATE HIKE BY THE END OF THE SUMMER. (gr) THE DOW ADDED 28 POINTS TO 9836 (gr) WHILE THE NASDAQ SLIPPED 4 POINTS (oc) A LEGAL BLOW FOR EMBATTLED AUDITOR ARTHUR ANDERSEN. A JUDGE IN HOUSTON HAS ALLOWED FEDERAL PROSECUTORS TO CITE ANDERSEN'S PAST TROUBLES IN ITS OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE TRIAL. DEFENSE ATTORNEYS HAD ASKED THE JUDGE TO BLOCK REFERENCES TO ANDERSEN'S QUESTIONABLE AUDIT WORK FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT AND SUNBEAM DURING THETRIAL.. BUT THE JUDGE DENIED THE REQUEST.. (gr) HEWLETT PACKARD WHICH JUST LAST WEEK ACQUIRED COMPAQ COMPUTER IN THE BIGGEST TECH DEAL EVER SAYS IT WILL KEEP COMPAQ'S BRAND NAME ON CORPORATE PERSONAL COMPUTERS, SOME SERVERS AND CONSUMER P-CS.. IN MARKETS WHERE COMPAQ HAD AN EDGE OVER ITS BIGGER RIVAL. (gr) TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ... (OC) AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NY. ))
(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Middle-East]


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


In other news this morning, There's been another suicide bombing in Israel-- the only casualty in this one was the bomber himself.
It's the second attack in Isarel in 12 hours.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;]


Meanwhile, 14- Isarelis were killed at least 60 others were wounded yesterday when a man with a suitcase walked into a pool hall and blew himself up.
The Islamic militant group Hamas has reportedly claimed reponsibility, but officials have not yet confirmed the claim.
Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon blames Yasser Arafat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:06:25]
[IN Q=Israel will not ]
[SUPER=01-Ariel Sharon/Israeli Prime Minister;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=kill him first.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sharon is returning home to Israel after a meeting with President Bush at the White House.
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[Pakistan]


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


Ten people were killed when a car bomb exploded next to a bus outside a hotel in Pakistan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Karachi, Pakistan;]


34- others were injured in the suicide bombing.
No Americans are believed to be among the victims, which included nine French nationals and a Pakistani bus driver.

French say the dead were construction company employees working on projects at the Karachi seaport.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
But Islamic militants oppose Pakistan's support for the U-S-led war on terrorism in Afghanistan.
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[Martinsville-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]


In other news this morning, Martinsville will be looking for a new mayor.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
Incumbent mayor Mark Crabtree was voted off city council yesterday.
Terry Roope and Joseph Cobbe will fill the two open seats.
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[STAY ON PINNACLE FOR DANVILLE ]

[Danville-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]



(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE DANVILLE PINNACLE FULL SCREEN 1004]
Danville voters put four incumbents back on City Council.
Ruby Archie, Wayne Williams, Charles Scott and Phillip Smith all keep their seats. [NEXT PAGE 1007]
The odd-man out-- challenger and former mayor Seward Anderson.
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[2-Vinton-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD Election 2002]


In Vinton, two incumbents will stay on town council.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD 1011]
Billy Obenchain and Bobby Altice were re-elected yesterday.
Melvin Anderson came in third.
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[11City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A potential lack of personal property tax revenue is taking its toll on Roanoke's budget.
In fact, estimates show the city will lose one point four million dollars in revenue this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They city will have to go without revenues from two major corporations -- Vishay Vitramon and Transkrit.
They paid out just as much as 150 homes do in Raleigh Court.
Record-breaking car sales last year are not expected to continue this year.
Without personal property taxes collected from new cars, the city says cuts need to be made.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The revenue for]

((Sherman Holland/Commissioner of the Revenue: THE REVENUE FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY MAY BE DOWN A LITTLE, BUT THE OVERALL BUDGET IS NOT GOING TO BE LESS THAN LAST YEAR. AS YOU KNOW, REALESTATE TAXES ARE UP THIS YEAR COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.))


[SUPER=01-Sherman Holland/Commissioner of the Revenue]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=last year.]
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[VO-NAT]


The city won't be sure of its budget shortfall until all personal property tax revenue is collected at the end of May.
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(Kimberly tosses to break)





[comm #3]




[2-11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-14]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]


Democrats came out on top in the Roanoke City Council race. There were nine candidates in all.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE 1008]
Roanokers returned Nelson Harris to city council, and they elected newcomers Alfred Dowe, and Rupert Cutler.
They were followed by the three republican candidates, Jack Parrott
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[TAKE NEXT PAGE 1009] Mark Hurley and Steve Mabry.
Independents Doug Trout and Don Hogan rounded out the field.
As Joe Dashiell , the crowded field made for a close contest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=01-George McMillan/Roanoke City Sheriff; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :13]
[SUPER=@Harris; :29]
[SUPER=01-Alfred Dowe/Council Member-Elect; :48]
[SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Council Member-Elect; 1:04]
[SUPER=@Joe1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke]



(([NAT SOT OF MCMILLAN]
[IN Q=Harris 4806]
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=Cutler 4230.]


With 32 of 33 precincts reporting, Roanoke Democrats were finally breathing easy... but it was a nervous night as the lead shifted among the top four candidates.
In the end, incumbent Nelson Harris was the top votegetter claiming the title of Vice -Mayor with more than 49- hundred votes.
[SOT 10:56]
[IN Q=It is so affirming, particularly]

((NELSON HARRIS: IT IS SO AFFIRMING, PARTICULARLY AS AN INCUMBENT TO HAVE THE VOTE COME IN IN THE WAY IT HAS TONIGHT, AND REALY KIND OF AFFIRM YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING, YOU'RE DOING A GOOD JOB.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=you're doing a good job.]


Alfred Dowe was second with just over 45-hundred votes...
[SOT 14:29]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((ALFRED DOWE: I DON'T KNOW. I MAY BE NAIVE. I MAY BE A LITTLE YOUNG. MY EARS MAY STILL BE DRIPPING, BUT I BELIEVE IN THIS CITY AND I BELIEVE IN THE PEOPLE AND I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING THAT WE CAN'T DO TOGETHER.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=can't do together.]


and Rupert Cutler bested Republican Jack Parrott by just 102 votes.
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's been a very clean race]

((RUPERT CUTLER: IT'S BEEN A VERY CLEAN RACE. AND I AM REALLY PLEASED TO HAVE WON WITH REVEREND NELSON HARRIS AND ALFRED DOWE. THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET IS STRONG. WE WON AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS HEALTHY.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=the Democratic party is healthy.]


All three Democrats winners had praise for their Republican and Independent opponents, praise for a positive campaign that remained focused on the future of the city.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))[2-11Republicans]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-22]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD OTS]

Indeed, the election was so close-- Republican Jack Parrott is not ready to throw in the towel just yet.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Parrott, Mark Hurley and Steve Mabry gathered at the Patrick Henry Hotel to view the results and thank their supporters. Last night, Parrott told fellow Republicans the election was so close he doesn't plan to concede until later today when the results can be looked at in more detail.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 06:53:27]
[IN Q=I HAD A LOT OF ]

((JACK PARROTT/CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I HAD A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE HELPING OUT, MY FAMILY AND THE ADVISORS THAT I HAD WAS JUST A REAL JOY TO ME AND THEY KIND OF TOOK ME BY THE HAND AND GUIDED ME THROUGH THIS AND IT WORKED OUT CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE SATISFYING AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. ))
[SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/(R) Roanoke City Council Candidate;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED.]
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[VO-NAT]

Parrott says it's too early to say if he'll run again. He says he knew the election would be challenging going in-- because Roanoke is traditionally a democratic city.
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[2-VOB-L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-12]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]

In Lynchburg, a new face will join what has been an "all-men's club" in Lynchburg City Hall. Joan Foster says she's honored and excited by her election victory.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Foster was the lone independent challenger in this year's race, but wound up getting the second-highest vote total of the four candidates.
She says being a woman helped her chances.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:53:16]
[IN Q=That in itself]

((JOAN FOSTER/NEW LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THAT IN ITSELF.. .. MEET THE CHALLENGE.))
[SUPER=01-Joan Foster/New Lynchburg Council Member]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=meet the challenge.]
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[VO-NAT]


Foster is the chief operating officer for the Alliance for Families and Children, an agency that directs community resources to needy families.
This was her first try at elected office.
(+++++++)

[Take Lynchburg Results Board]
In other results from this race, Mayor Carl Hutcherson led the way last night, Foster came in a strong second. Bert Dodson was third, and current council member Stewart Hobbs was voted out, coming in fourth.
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[2-Results]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]


We will continue to run the results from all the contested races along the bottom of your screen throughout this newscast.
(++++++++++)

[Take FS Election Web Address] You an also find the results on our web page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
(++++++++++)




[2-Middle-East]


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


Another suicide bombing attack in Israel-- the second one there within a 12- hour period.
This time, only the bomber himself was killed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;]


Meanwhile, 14- Isarelis were killed at least 60 others were wounded yesterday when a man with a suitcase walked into a pool hall and blew himself up.
The Islamic militant group Hamas has reportedly claimed reponsibility, but officials have not yet confirmed the claim.
Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon blames Yasser Arafat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:06:25]
[IN Q=Israel will not ]
[SUPER=01-Ariel Sharon/Israeli Prime Minister;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=kill him first.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Sharon is returning home to Israel after a meeting with President Bush at the White House.
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[2-Pakistan]


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


A suicide bomber blew up a shuttle bus in Pakistan, killing 10 people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Karachi, Pakistan;]


34- others were injured in the suicide bombing.
No Americans are believed to be among the victims, which included nine French nationals and a Pakistani bus driver.

French say the dead were construction company employees working on projects at the Karachi seaport.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
But Islamic militants oppose Pakistan's support for the U-S-led war on terrorism in Afghanistan.
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[2-Pipe-Bomb]


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


A 21- year-old Wisconsin college student will appear before a federal magistrate in Reno, Nevada, today.
He'lll likely be held for a few days before he's returned to the Midwest to face charges in a string of mailbox pipe bombings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Reno, NV;]


Luke Helder was arrested in Nevada yesterday after leading police on a 40-mile chase reaching speeds of up to 100 miles-per-hour.
Helder threw a gun out of his car window, and explosives were found in the vehicle.
His college roommates say they became suspicious after he told them to quote "watch the news" before he disappeared last week.
Speaking from the family's Minnesota home, Helder's father tried to explain his son's alleged actions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:03:34]
[IN Q=I really want]

((CAMERON HELDER/SUSPECT'S FATHER: I REALLY WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT LUKE IS NOT A DANGEROUS PERSON. I THINK HE JUST TRYING TO MAKE A STATEMENT ABOUT THE WAY THE GOVERNMENT IS RUN."))
[SUPER=01-Cameron Helder/Suspect's Father;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=government is run.]
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[VO-NAT]


Since Friday, nearly two dozen pipe bombs have turned up in five states.
Six people have been injured.

(------------) : [1st-Business]



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


In business news this morning, GM is recalling SUV's again, and South West heads to the West coast. Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Vinton-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD Election 2002]


In Vinton, two incumbents will stay on town council.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD 1011]
Billy Obenchain and Bobby Altice were re-elected yesterday.
Melvin Anderson came in third.
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[Galax-Treasurer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD OTS]


Voters in Galax want to eliminate one of the city's elective offices.
They approved a referendum to get rid of the City Treasurer's position.
Its duties have diminished over the years, but the job is still paying 40 thousand dollars a year.

[6-Dubose]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC28:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]

In other news this morning, an update on the Virginia Tech basketball player stricken with bacterial meningitis.
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[VO-NAT]

Rayna Dubose (Do-bose) is listed in good condition at the U-V-A medical center after undergoing surgery. According to a press release from Virginia Tech, the 18- year old underwent a quote "bilateral amputation of the upper and lower extremities."
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[anchor=Kim]
[ss=None]

That means an amputation on both sides of the body. At the family's request, no other information about the surgery is available at this time. Dubose, who played as a center on the women's basketball team, has been hospitalized since she was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis in early April.

[Early-Years]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Early Years]


When you go out for an evening, the babysitter alone may cost you as much as 30 dollars. Well, get ready for a cheap date.
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[TAKE FS EARLY YEARS] In today's early years segment, Kathryn Judisch has found a way to go out without spending a cent on a babysitter.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kyle Samejima/Babysitting Co-op Member; :42]
[SUPER=01-Laurie Champ/Babysitting Co-op Member; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Judy Cummings/Babysitting Co-op Member; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Kathryn Judisch/Reporting; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=I'm K. Judusch reporting]

((MEET SOME OF THE MOMS FROM MY NEIGHBORHOOD. WE HAVE ALL SAVED MONEY ON BABYSITTING AS MEMBERS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD'S BABYSITTING COOP. COOP MEMBERS AGREE TO BABYSIT FOR EACH OTHER, FREE OF CHARGE, PAYING WITH COUPONS INSTEAD OF CASH.

(NATS "I'm going to go down the stairs. Okay, there's Laura. Laura!")


A COOP WORKS LIKE THIS: WHEN FAMILIES JOIN, THEY GET A LIST OF MEMBERS' PHONE NUMBERS AND A STACK OF COUPONS. THE COUPONS ARE WORTH POINTS.. ONE POINT EQUALS ONE HOUR OF BABYSITTING. SO WHEN SOMEONE IN THE CO-OP LOOKS AFTER YOUR CHILD FOR TWO HOURS, YOU PAY WITH TWO POINTS. YOU EARN POINTS BACK BY BABYSITTING FOR ANOTHER MEMBER.

(SOT-SAMEJIMA "This exchange of little pieces of paper and not having to pay, you know, with 2 and 3 children that real

ly adds up. I mean it can add $30 to going out and that's for a pretty short evening.")
ONE OF THE BENEFITS OF A BABYSITTING EXCHANGE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MONEY AT ALL.. BUT WITH FRIENDSHIP. BETWEEN THE KIDS, OF COURSE, WHO END UP WITH A PLAY DATE.

(SOT-CHAMP "We drive down the street and Cully will say there's Sora's house, there's David's house.")


BUT ALSO BETWEEN THE ADULTS. IN MOST COOPS, MEMBERS ATTEND REGULAR MEETINGS TO CONDUCT SOME BUSINESS BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, TO SOCIALIZE SO PARENTS GET A CHANCE TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER.

(SOT-CUMMINGS "..feel a level of trust, feel a level of camaraderie and getting to know their style.. getting to know i

f it was a good fit for you and your kids.")
WHEN THE FIT IS RIGHT, THE RESULT CAN BE GOOD FOR YOUR POCKETBOOK AND FOR YOUR COMMUNITY. ))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


To see if there is a babysitting co-op near you, check with your neighborhood association, community center, or places of worship.
OR you could start one on your own. Just gather together a few trusted friends and neighbors. Three to five is a good number to start with.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

(Kim tosses to break)

[GO STRAIGHT TO COMMERICAL] [COMM]

[3-11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-14]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]


Roanoke Democrats are celebrating a sweep of the city council race.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE 1008]
Voters returned Nelson Harris to city council, and they elected newcomers Alfred Dowe, and Rupert Cutler. There were nine candidates in all.
They were followed by the three republican candidates, Jack Parrott
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[TAKE NEXT PAGE 1009] Mark Hurley and Steve Mabry.
Independents Doug Trout and Don Hogan rounded out the field.
Joe Dashiell reports, the crowded field made for a close contest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=01-George McMillan/Roanoke City Sheriff; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :13]
[SUPER=@Harris; :29]
[SUPER=01-Alfred Dowe/Council Member-Elect; :48]
[SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Council Member-Elect; 1:04]
[SUPER=@Joe1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke]



(([NAT SOT OF MCMILLAN]
[IN Q=Harris 4806]
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=Cutler 4230.]


With 32 of 33 precincts reporting, Roanoke Democrats were finally breathing easy... but it was a nervous night as the lead shifted among the top four candidates.
In the end, incumbent Nelson Harris was the top votegetter claiming the title of Vice -Mayor with more than 49- hundred votes.
[SOT 10:56]
[IN Q=It is so affirming, particularly]

((NELSON HARRIS: IT IS SO AFFIRMING, PARTICULARLY AS AN INCUMBENT TO HAVE THE VOTE COME IN IN THE WAY IT HAS TONIGHT, AND REALY KIND OF AFFIRM YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING, YOU'RE DOING A GOOD JOB.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=you're doing a good job.]


Alfred Dowe was second with just over 45-hundred votes...
[SOT 14:29]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((ALFRED DOWE: I DON'T KNOW. I MAY BE NAIVE. I MAY BE A LITTLE YOUNG. MY EARS MAY STILL BE DRIPPING, BUT I BELIEVE IN THIS CITY AND I BELIEVE IN THE PEOPLE AND I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING THAT WE CAN'T DO TOGETHER.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=can't do together.]


and Rupert Cutler bested Republican Jack Parrott by just 102 votes.
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's been a very clean race]

((RUPERT CUTLER: IT'S BEEN A VERY CLEAN RACE. AND I AM REALLY PLEASED TO HAVE WON WITH REVEREND NELSON HARRIS AND ALFRED DOWE. THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET IS STRONG. WE WON AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS HEALTHY.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=the Democratic party is healthy.]


All three Democrats winners had praise for their Republican and Independent opponents, praise for a positive campaign that remained focused on the future of the city.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))[3-11Republicans]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-22]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD OTS]

Indeed, the election was so close-- Republican Jack Parrott is not ready to throw in the towel just yet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Parrott, Mark Hurley and Steve Mabry gathered at the Patrick Henry Hotel to view the results and thank their supporters. Last night, Parrott told fellow Republicans the election was so close he doesn't plan to concede until later today when the results can be looked at in more detail.
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[SOT 06:53:27]
[IN Q=I HAD A LOT OF ]

((JACK PARROTT/CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I HAD A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE HELPING OUT, MY FAMILY AND THE ADVISORS THAT I HAD WAS JUST A REAL JOY TO ME AND THEY KIND OF TOOK ME BY THE HAND AND GUIDED ME THROUGH THIS AND IT WORKED OUT CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE SATISFYING AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. ))
[SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/(R) Roanoke City Council Candidate;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED.]
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[VO-NAT]

Parrott says it's too early to say if he'll run again. He says he knew the election would be challenging going in-- because Roanoke is traditionally a democratic city.
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[3-VOB-L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-12]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]


The first woman in eight years to crack the all-male lineup in Lynchburg City Hall says she's honored and excited by her election victory.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Joan Foster was the lone independent challenger in this year's race, but wound up getting the second-highest vote total of the four candidates.
Foster says being a woman helped her chances.
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[SOT 10:53:16]
[IN Q=That in itself]

((JOAN FOSTER/NEW LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THAT IN ITSELF.. .. MEET THE CHALLENGE.))
[SUPER=01-Joan Foster/New Lynchburg Council Member]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=meet the challenge.]
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[VO-NAT]


Foster is the chief operating officer for the Alliance for Families and Children, an agency that directs community resources to needy families.
This was her first try at elected office.
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[Take Lynchburg Results Board]
In other results from this race, Mayor Carl Hutcherson led the way last night, Foster came in a strong second. Bert Dodson was third, and current council member Stewart Hobbs was voted out, coming in fourth.
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[2-VOB-NRV-Races]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-11]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]


New River Valley officials and candidates say they're happy with voter turnout in the area.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Over two-thousand residents came out in each of the Blacksburg and Christiansburg races. Poll workers say it's a major jump from recent elections.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Voters put both incumbents back in the mayor's seat. Harold Linkous in Christiansburg and Roger Hedgepeth in Blacksburg.
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[SOT 52:17:01 -- 39:52:18 // 40:05:06]
[IN Q=TEH LAST COUPLE]

((ROGER HEDGEPETH/BLACKSBURG MAYOR; THE LAST COUPLE OF ELECTIONS ITS BEEN VERY LOW BUT WITH TEN CANDIDATES AND A LOT OF INTEREST WE'VE HAD A GREAT TURNOUT.)) ((HAROLD LINKOUS/CHRISTIANSBURG MAYOR; IT'S A GREAT TURNOUT AND ONE OF THE LARGEST I CAN REMEMBER // MORE CHALLENGERS THIS YEAR THEN ANY BEFORE AND IT'S BEEN A LONG CAMPAIGN AND I'M GLAD IT'S OVER.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Hedgepeth/Blacksburg Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Harold Linkous/Christiansburg Mayor; :10]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=GLAD IT'S OVER.]
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[VO-NAT]

Linkous won with 48-percent of the vote, Hedgepeth with 56-percent.
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[3-Results]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]


We will continue to run the results from all the contested races along the bottom of your screen throughout this newscast.
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[Take FS Election Web Address] You an also find the results on our web page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[6-Parkway-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-15 TC1:32:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In other news this morning, Federal authorities have an unidentified body and a mystery on their hands.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Monday;]


They still can't identify a man whose body was found by some college students near the Blue Ridge Parkway on Sunday.
The medical examiner's office says that so far, it's been unable to determine WHO the man is, HOW he died or HOW LONG he was there.
The medical examiner says the body COULD have been there for days or weeks.
The U-S Attorney's office says it's NOT sure if a black dog found near the body at the Poages Mill overlook belonged to the man.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The man is described as white, middle-aged and about 6 feet tall with brown hair.

[3-Middle-East]


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


There's been yet another suicide bombing in Israel.
This one claiming no casualties, except for the bomber.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;]


Meanwhile, 14- Isarelis were killed at least 60 others were wounded when a man with a suitcase walked into a pool hall and blew himself up yesterday.
The Islamic militant group Hamas has reportedly claimed reponsibility, but officials have not yet confirmed the claim.
Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon blames Yasser Arafat.
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[SOT 3:06:25]
[IN Q=Israel will not ]
[SUPER=01-Ariel Sharon/Israeli Prime Minister;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=kill him first.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sharon is returning home to Israel after a meeting with President Bush at the White House.
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[3-Pipe-Bomb]


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


There's been an arrest in the series of mailbox pipe bombings across the midwest--
A 21-year-old Wisconsin college student is facing charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Reno, NV;]


Luke Helder was arrested in Nevada yesterday after leading police on a 40-mile chase reaching speeds of up to 100 miles-per-hour.
Helder threw a gun out of his car window, and explosives were found in the vehicle.
His college roommates say they became suspicious after he told them to quote "watch the news" before he disappeared last week.
Speaking from the family's Minnesota home, Helder's father tried to explain his son's alleged actions.
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[SOT 3:03:34]
[IN Q=I really want]

((CAMERON HELDER/SUSPECT'S FATHER: I REALLY WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT LUKE IS NOT A DANGEROUS PERSON. I THINK HE JUST TRYING TO MAKE A STATEMENT ABOUT THE WAY THE GOVERNMENT IS RUN."))
[SUPER=01-Cameron Helder/Suspect's Father;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=government is run.]
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[VO-NAT]


Since Friday, nearly two dozen pipe bombs have turned up in five states.
Six people have been injured.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]


Martinsville will be looking for a new mayor.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
Incumbent mayor Mark Crabtree was voted off city council yesterday.
Terry Roope and Joseph Cobbe will fill the two open seats.
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[STAY ON PINNACLE FOR DANVILLE ]

[2-Danville-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]



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[TAKE DANVILLE PINNACLE FULL SCREEN 1004]
Danville voters put four incumbents back on City Council.
Ruby Archie, Wayne Williams, Charles Scott and Phillip Smith all keep their seats. [NEXT PAGE 1007]
The odd-man out-- challenger and former mayor Seward Anderson.
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[2-Galax-Treasurer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD OTS]


Voters in Galax want to eliminate one of the city's elective offices.
They approved a referendum to get rid of the City Treasurer's position.
Its duties have diminished over the years, but the job is still paying 40 thousand dollars a year.

[11Bath-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC1:02:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A circuit court judge has ruled that the Bath County Board of Supervisors does have authority to investigate financial matters of the School Board. An investigation was launched by the supervisors after school employees grew concerned that their retirement and insurance premiums were not being paid by the School Board, even though money was being withheld.
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[VO-NAT - :08]
[SUPER=03-Warm Springs;]

At yesterday's hearing, Chief Judge Duncan Byrd approved two subpoenas, forcing the School Board to turn over its financial records.
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[SOT - 15:19:37]
[IN Q=Obviously, it is...]

((BETTY CAULEY/ATTORNEY FOR SUPERVISORS; OBVIOUSLY, IT IS NOW THE BURDEN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO SHOW GOOD CAUSE FOR THE PARTICULAR AREAS THAT IT'S GOING TO INVESTIGATE. AND THEY ARE PREPARED TO MEET THAT BURDEN.))
[SUPER=01-Betty Cauley/Attorney for Supervisors;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=meet that burden.]
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[VO-NAT - :15+]


An official court order on the subpoenas is expected in a couple of days.
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