[6th-House]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


It's too close to call. More than 16 thousand votes cast, and right now, the winning margin is less than 40.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 210] If the numbers hold up, Benny Keister will return to Richmond for a third term from the 6th district. But right now, with all precincts reporting, he has just a 37 vote margin over Republican challenger Morgan Morris, Junior -- eight thousand 77 votes to eight thousand 40.
(------------)



[11Western-Races]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=03-42 47:54]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


If the numbers don't change when official tallies are entered, a recount is almost certain. Morris says he'll ask for a recount if the final margin is less than one percent.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Dublin;]

At his campaign headquarters in Dublin, Morris said he fought a tough fight and has his supporters to thank for the close turnout.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2313]
[IN Q=we've run]
[SUPER=201-Morgan Morris/(R) House of Delegates Candidate;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=i cannot say enough about the support that we've had]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]

Morris says he was not surprised by the closeness of the race.
(-------------)




[Vinton-Betting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


Another close vote came in Vinton, where residents barely approved off-track betting.
(++++++)

[Take Leader 640] With all the votes counted, more than 16 hundred in all, Vinton residents said "yes" to the proposal by just 20 votes.

(------------)



[11Betting-Reaction]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC1:16:49]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


Referendum supporters gathered at Vinton's War Memorial to celebrate.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Vinton]

Town Council plans to renovate the structure with tax revenues generated by the company, but a Colonial Downs spokesman says Vinton isn't the only locality that will benefit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:27:16]
[IN Q=Part of the para- mutual]

((JERRY MONAHAN/COLONIAL DOWNS VICE-PRESIDENT: PART OF THE PARA MUTUAL THEY CALL TAX THAT GOES TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, ALSO IT GOES TO VIRGINIA TECH EQUINE RESEARCH, TO THE LEXINGTON HORSE PARK AND THE MARY ANN DUPONT HORSE CENTER.))
[SUPER=201-Jerry Monahan/Colonial Downs Vice-President;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=DuPont horse center]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

A group of Vinton pastors spoke out against pari-mutuel betting in the Town, but the pastor of Vinton Baptist Church says he's not discouraged and doesn't see the results as a win or lose situation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:19:53]
[IN Q=I see it as a positive]

((BILL BOOTH/VINTON BAPTIST CHURCH: I SEE IT AS A POSITIVE THAT A GOOD NUMBER OF FOLKS TOOK IT SERIOUSLY ENOUGH TO COME OUT AND VOTE, WHICH I THINK IS WONDERFUL. AND IN THE END THE MARGIN WAS VERY CLOSE AND SO IT DOES SHOW THAT REALLY THERE'S STILL SOME QUESTION IN PEOPLE'S MIND ABOUT THAT, BUT THAT'S HOW IT HAS TURNED OUT AND THAT'S WHAT WE'LL HAVE TO LIVE WITH.))
[SUPER=201-Bill Booth/Vinton Baptist Church;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=have to live with]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Colonial Downs has not yet decided where to locate, but whether the company renovates or builds, Monahan says it will be up and running in less than one year.
(------------)



[Henry-Board]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Three new people are coming to the Henry County School Board, at a time when many county residents are still unhappy over school consolidation plans.
(+++++++)

[Take 496 FS]
Milton Kendall upset the incumbent and three other challengers for the At-Large seat. [Take 497 FS]
Terri Flanagan will join Kendall on the board representing the Horsepasture district. She got nearly two-third of the vote. [Take 498 FS]
Jim Franklin Junior held on to the Reed Creek district with 56 percent of the vote. [Take 499 FS]
And Mary Martin beat out both two others to gain a seat from the Ridgeway district.
(-------------)



[Henry-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Meantime, Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell held on to his job.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE LEADER 490]
Retired state trooper Michael McPeek gave him a strong run, but Cassell got 56 per cent of the vote.
(-------------)



[23rd-Senate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]

Steve Newman has already served 12 years in Richmond -- before reaching his 40th birthday.
He's about to represent the Bedford and Lynchburg areas for four more.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 120] In the 23rd State Senate district, easily won re-election with almost two-thirds of the vote over challenger Bob Clarke.
(------------)





[19th-House]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 260] And it's 42 years and counting for Lacey Putney. The longest-serving member of the House of Delegates is going back to Richmond to serve the 19th district once again, with almost three-quarters of the vote.
(------------)





[Closest-Race]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

There's one more race we want to tell you about that shows why every single vote can make a difference.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader Page 492] Take a look at the Henry County race for Supervisor in the Reed Creek District. The Election night victory margin is one vote. 11 hundred 43 for Andy Parker, 11 hundred 42 for Tommy Slaughter. You can be sure they'll re-check all the numbers before the results are made official.
(------------)





[Web-Site]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

We'll keep showing the results of all contested races in the region at the bottom of your screen until 7 this morning.

(+++++++)

[Take Election Web Page FS] And you can check out any of the results at any time by going to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
(------------)





[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-52 TC :14]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]

In other news, The morning commute could be slow going on Interstate 81 this morning. The southbound lanes just outside Christiansburg are closed as a result of a tractor trailer accident.
Only the right shoulder of the road is open.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

The accident happened around eleven o'clock last night near exit 116 in Montgomery County . State police say the driver, 47-year-old Daniel Callis of Colerain, North Carolina was traveling northbound when he crossed the median, losing all eight-wheels of his trailer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2715]
[IN Q=it is a possibility]

((TED PHIPPS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: IT IS A POSSIBILITY HE MAY HAVE FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, DRIVER'S NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED, BUT HE MAY HAVE FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL.))
[SUPER=01-Ted Phipps/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=at the wheel. (DOUBLE OUT!!!!)]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The southbound lane was closed for about two hours, before police opened up the right shoulder. No one was hurt in the accident. Callis was charged with reckless driving.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


There's no word on when the road will re-open.

[Bush-Abortion]


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


Today President Bush will sign a measure banning a late-term procedure that opponents call ``partial-birth'' abortion.
But abortion- rights groups plan a legal challenge, because the measure would criminalize a broad range of procedures.
It also doesn't make an exception to protect a mother's health.

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


With troops in Iraq now facing an average of 30 attacks a day, it appears that foreign countries are even more hesitant to get involved.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


As the attacks continue, there seems to be no end in sight.
Spain is pulling most of its diplomatic staff out of Baghdad.
Now Turkey has announced it will not send peacekeeping forces after saying it would.
That makes it virtually certain the U-S will have to send thousands of reservists to Iraq early next year.
(------------)


[22nd-Senate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


Two Republicans ARE heading to Richmond, winning both open legislative seats in the region. The 22nd State Senate seat was left open when Bo Trumbo decided not to run again.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 110] And a former State Senator will take Trumbo's place. Republican Brandon Bell handily defeated Democrat Stephen Emick, in the district that stretches from Botetourt County to Radford.
(------------)



[17th-House]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]

Vic Thomas's retirement and redistricting made the 17th House of Delegates seat a virtual shoo-in for the Republican candidate, William Fralin.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 250]
Fralin won 62 percent of the vote.
Roanoke City Council member Linda Wyatt finished second with 32 percent.
Independent candidate Gary Bowman took 6 percent.
(------------)



[AM-Bell-Fralin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC12:16]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


The Bell and Fralin victories led to Republican celebrations in the Roanoke Valley.
And as Joe Dashiell reports, it was also a night much different from the last time their names were on the ballot.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke; :04]
[SUPER=201-Brandon Bell/(R) State Senator-Elect; :14]
[SUPER=201-William Fralin/(R) Delegate Elect; :37]
[SUPER=219-Joe Dashiell/jdashiell*wdbj7.com; :46]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]



[11Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Kim]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-43 TC37:48]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Despite the Roanoke area defeats, Virginia Democrats said last night was a historic one.
For the first time in 25 years, they have gained seats in the General Assembly.
Governor Warner says he is pleased that their losing trend has been reversed.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=IT LOOKS LIKE]
[SUPER=201-Gov. Mark Warner]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=I TAKE THAT AS A VICTORY.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Warner says the results show Virginians want moderate, mainstream legislators that can work together.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Priceline dot com has issued a profit warning.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((GOOD MORNING..
THE EARNINGS SEASON JUST HIT A SNAG.. THE ONLINE TRAVEL SITE PRICELINE.COM WARNS TAHT FOURTH QUARTER PROFIT WILL MISS THE MARK DESPITE POSTING A THIRD QUARTER PROFIT OF NEARLY 10 MILLIOIN DOLLARS.
Prudential Financial said profits in the third quarter plunged 41 percent compared to the same time last year.
ON WALL STREET.. STOCKS BACKPEDALED FROM THEIR RECENT RUNUP ON NEWS THAT THE NUMBER OF LAYOFFS FROM U-S COMPANIES DOUBLED IN OCTOBER.
THE DOW SLIPPED 19 POINTS
THE NASDAQ GAVE BACK NEARLY 10
SCANDALS STOLE THE SPOTLIGHT IN THE LAST SESSION ON WALL STREET..
THE FOUNDER OF HEALTHSOUTH - RICHARD SCRUSHY - WAS INDICTED YESTERDAY ON CHARGES HE ORCHESTRATED ONE OF THE BIGGEST ACCOUNTING FRAUDS IN U-S CORPORATE HISTORY. THE 85 COUNT INDICTMENT ACCUSED SCRUSHY OF CONSPIRING TO INFLATE EARNINGS SINCE 1996 TO LIVE A LAVISH LIFESTYLE. Prosecutors want to seize $279 million in assets, including homes, yachts, airplanes, luxury cars and picasso paintings.. scrushy pleaded not guilty to the charges.. he faces dozens of years in prison if convicted.
FIVE FORMER PRUDENTIAL SECURITIES BROKERS WERE CHARGED BY THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WITH SECURITIES FRUAD FOR ALLEGEDLY ENGAGING IN A SCHEME THAT ALLOWED OFFSHORE HEDGE FUNDS TO PROFIT AT THE EXPENSE OF MUTUAL FUND SHAREHOLDERS. TRACK THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[8th-House]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


One of the state's most powerful lawmakers will return to Richmond.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 220] House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith easily won re-election in the 8th District, Griffith beat out challenger Mark Emick by about 34-hundred cotes.
(------------)



[11Griffith]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC37:47]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


The victory sends Griffith to his sixth term in Richmond.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :12]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]

He watched the returns at his campaign headquarters in Salem before joining fellow Republicans in Roanoke once his victory became clear. He says his mission won't change in his sixth term in the General Assembly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 8:54:41]
[IN Q=Very pleased to...]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/(R) HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER; VERY PLEASED TO HAVE WON, HUMBLED THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE 8TH DISTRICT KNOW THAT I WORK VERY HARD FOR THEM NO MATTER WHAT'S BEEN SAID THEY KNOW I'M IN THERE HUSTLING AND WORKING FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY. ))
[SUPER=201-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) House Majority Leader;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=for the Roanoke Valley.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :09+]

In the next General Assembly session, Griffith says he's committed to securing federal money for Interstate 81, and continue working against cyber-crime.
(------------)



[Rke-Clerk]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]

Two long-time employees battled it out to become Roanoke's next Clerk of Court.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 560]
Democrat Brenda Hamilton wins the position with 55 per cent of the vote. She's worked in the office for 27 years.
(------------)



[11Hamilton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-51 TC00:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


And with that victory, Hamilton becomes the first African-American elected to the position in Roanoke.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT4:17]
[IN Q=First of all I was the first black]

((BRENDA HAMILTON/ROANOKE CIRCUIT COURT CLERK ELECT; FIRST OF ALL I WAS THE FIRST BLACK TO WORK IN THE CLERKS OFFICE IN 1976. SO I'M MAKING HISTORY NOT ONCE BUT TWICE. AND TO BECOME THE FIRST BLACK CLERK IT'S SOMETHING THAT IS WONDERFUL. ANY WOMAN CAN DO IT))
[SUPER=201-Brenda Hamilton/Roanoke Circuit Court Clerk Elect;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=any woman can do it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Hamilton says she believes her years of service to the clerk's office and her positive attitude are what led to the win.
She says at one point she considered dropping out of the race because her mother became ill. But she says her mother encouraged her to stick it out.
(------------)



[County-Treasurer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]

Roanoke County will have a new Treasurer for the first time in 28 years.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader Page 572] Kevin Hutchin succeeds Fred Anderson, who was first elected in 1975.
(------------)





[Cave-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 573] In the race for Cave Spring Supervisor, Republican Mike Wray defeated Hunter Smith, who at 24 was one of the youngest candidates on any ballot. Wray will replace Fuzzy Minnix, who held the seat for 12 years.
(------------)



[6-Knox]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC07:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The government is still pursuing its case against Doctor Cecil Knox. Yesterday, a formal request was filed with the court for a new trial date.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]

In a conference call with the attorneys, the judge made it clear he does not intend to endure another eight-week trial. He's urging the government to streamline its case against Dr. Cecil Knox and two co-defendants. Though Judge Samuel Wilson has yet to issue a formal change of venue, he indicated it would be impossible to try the case again in Roanoke because of all the publicity engendered by the first trial. The jurors acquitted Doctor Cecil Knox on more than half the charges. The Roanoke-based jury was deadlocked on the rest. Knox still faces a couple of illegal drug distribution counts, plus charges of racketeering and fraud.
(------------)



[Ridgway]


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


In Seattle, Washington today, a truck painter is expected to plead guilty to 48 murders.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


That would make 54- year- old Gary Ridgway the nation's deadliest serial killer.
Ridgway is apparently confessing to avoid the death penalty.
If the legal strategy works, officials say that COULD prevent convicted killers in other parts of the country from being put to death.
Prosecutors say Ridgway's victims were mostly prostitutes and runaways.
(------------)
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[AM-Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC 1:19:00]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


Justin McLeod was in Henry County and has reaction to last night's votes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=201-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; :16]
[SUPER=201-Tom Martin/Defeated School Board Member; :38]
[SUPER=201-Milton Kendall/School Board Member-Elect; :57]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry County]

((((NAT SOUND OF FRANK CASSELL'S CELEBRATION ))
Surrounded by supporters, Frank Cassell celebrated another victory.
He beat opponent Mike McPeek by just over two thousand votes.
Cassell says this was his toughest race yet and he knows why.
[SOT 16:18:15]
[IN Q=Obviously, some people]

((FRANK CASELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: OBVIOUSLY, SOME PEOPLE.....HAVEN'T SOLVED THAT YET.))
[Runs=08]
[OUT Q=HAVEN'T SOLVED THAT YET]


Voters obviously are also upset with the school board.
Members recently voted to close five schools and consolidate several others.
That decision will cost Tom Martin his job.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=If he had to go with]

((TOM MARTIN/DEFEATED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: IF I HAD TO GO WITH....THAT'S THE ONLY WAY.))
[Runs=07]
[OUT Q=THAT'S THE ONLY WAY]


Many of the candidates who ran for the school board disagree including Milton Kendall.
He will be the new at large school board member in Henry County.
He wants to change the current consolidation plan.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=They've already voted]

((MILTON KENDALL/AT-LARGE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER ELECT: THEY'VE ALREADY VOTED, BUT WE HOPE NOT.))
[Runs=05]
[OUT Q=BUT WE HOPE NOT]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Many concede]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: MANY CONCEDE IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO STOP CONSOLIDATION SINCE THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS ALREADY SPENT TWO MILLION DOLLARS GETTING READY FOR IT NEXT YEAR. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY.))))

[11Wyatt]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC27:29]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


It was a disappointing evening for Linda Wyatt.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]


Wyatt says she had a lot of support going into the race -- but believes the way her district was redrawn made all the difference in this election.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:38]
[IN Q=It ws a very republican district]

((LINDA WYATT/(D) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE; IT WAS A VERY REPUBLICAN DISTRICT. A BIG PART OF THE CORE CONSTITUENCY THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR ME WHEN I RAN FOR CITY COUNCIL WERE ACTUALLY DRAWN RIGHT OUT. SO THEY'RE OVER IN THE 11TH HOUSE DISTRICT SO I THINK THAT MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR ME))
[SUPER=201-Linda Wyatt/(D) House of Delegates Candidate;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=made a big difference for me]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Wyatt says her future plans include rest and getting ready for the city council race next Spring.
This was Wyatt's first attempt at the House of Delegates --and she is not ruling out the possibility of running again in the future.
(------------)
[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=none]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.[AM-Emicks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-47 TC 22:19]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


A well-known name and support from the Governor wasn't enough to help the Emick brothers wrestle two General Assembly seats away from the Republicans.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke Co.;]


Democrats had high hopes that Stephen Emick would claim the open seat in the Senate's 22nd District.
But Emick says Republicans re-drew the district well enough to stack the odds against him.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:32:54]
[IN Q=I think we ran]

((STEPHEN EMICK: I THINK WE RAN VERY CREDIBLY AGAINST THOSE ODDS AND I'M VERY PLEASED WITH WHAT WE WERE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH.))
[SUPER=201-Stephen Emick/(D) State Senate Candidate;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=able to accomplish.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :10]


Mark Emick says Morgan Griffith's big advantage in campaign funding enabled him to get his message out to more voters in the House's 8th District.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:18:08]
[IN Q=The people spoke]

((MARK EMICK: THE PEOPLE SPOKE TODAY AND I THOROUGHLY RESPECT THAT ... I HAVE NO REGRETS.))
[SUPER=201-Mark Emick/(D) House of Delegates Candidate;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=I have no regrets.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Both brothers said they PROBABLY would not run again.
(------------)



[Giles-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]

Several counties elected new sheriffs for the first time in many years.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 450 **TWO PAGES**] We'll start in Giles County, where six people wanted to succeed long-time Sheriff Larry Falls -- among them, his son Mike. But Bryan Altizer came out on top. Mike Falls was second, and Morgan Mill-irons another few percentage points back. Luther McCrosky, Douglas Sadler and Robert Rucker all received less than ten percent.
(------------)



[Craig-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 420 **2 Pages**] Five people were on the ballot in Craig County to succeed B.B. McPherson, sheriff for the last 32 years. Clifford Davidson wins the job. Mitch Deskins finished a strong second. Three others trailed far behind.
(-----------)





[Campbell-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]

(++++++) [Take Leader 380] Campbell County has elected its first new sheriff in 20 years. Mike Milnor was appointed to fill the remainder of long-time sheriff Robert Maxey's term when Maxey retired in September
But he will give up the job to Terry Gaddy, who wins with a whopping 78 percent of the vote.
(------------)



[Monty-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MOrn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]
(+++++++)

[TAKE LDR 520]
There's also a new Sheriff in Montgomery County. Democrat Tommy Whitt defeated Neal Turner by about a thousand votes and succeed retiring Sheriff Doug Marrs. (-------------)