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Today on News 7 at 5, the investigation into the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners is expanding.
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Plus we will see if voters across the region are turning out this election day.
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After a chilly few days, we a looking for a quick warmup into the 80s by Thursday. More on the forecast straight ahead.

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Lawmakers take a breather as they run into another roadblock on the way to a state budget.
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On Healthcheck, we'll see how some dieters are making a competition out of weightloss.
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Plus on the other side of the coin, a competitive eater tries to finish off the ultimate box of movie popcorn. News 7 at 5 is next.

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It is election day across the Commonwealth as voters decide who will lead them for the immediate future.
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After months of campaigning, today is the day candidates for city and town government positions will learn whether it all paid off.
But are many people heading to the polls?
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For a look at today's voter turnout numbers across the Roanoke Valley, we turn to Myranda Stephens. Jean, any candidate knows that you can go door to door passing out campaign literature all day long,
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but whether they stand behind your views or not, it's really not going to matter, unless they go out and vote.

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At this point, the numbers are about where election officials expected in the Roanoke Valley. At 3 o'clock, Roanoke City officials reported about a 15-percent voter turnout. Officials say that's actually good for an off-election year. They say the last mayoral race produced just under 30-percent voter turnout, so already they've reached their halfway point. We asked many of the voters today what brought them out today, and for many the responses were the same.
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((DORIS SINK/VOTER: I'M A NATIVE OF ROANOKE, AND I WANT TO SEE IT RUN PROPERLY AND EFFICIENTLY AND I LIKE VICTORY STADIUM AND THERE'S NO REASON TO DEMOLISH IT, LET'S UPGRADE IT, GET IT GOING 45)) ((CHARLES DAVIS/VOTER: THE STADIUM IS A THING, IS A WHITE ELEPHANT. IF YOU GO TO A FOOTBALL GAME, YOU'LL SEE 15 HUNDRED PEOPLE, IF YOU'RE LUCKY. WE DON'T NEED TO SEAT 25-THOUSAND PEOPLE, WHEN ALL YOU MIGHT 2,OOO AT THE MOST 23))
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In Salem, it's not so much issues, but a new change that's bringing out.
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Voting officials are also reporting about a 15-percent voter turnout. Officials say that's less than what they've had over the past elections, but again, the night isn't over.

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Lynchburg's four Ward seats are up for grabs today and there will be at least two new faces on city council by the end of the evening.
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Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom to break down the races there..
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Jean, with two incumbents retiring and a third refusing to campaign, this could be a very interesting night for local politics.
Win or lose, the candidates we spoke with say they've enjoyed the campaign.
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(( With no babies in sight, some Lynchburg politicians were left hugging and kissing friends, neighbors and supporters as they worked the polls in the final hours of the campaign.
The Ward One race features two newcomers Marie Martin and Michael Gillette trying to unseat incumbent Julian Adams.
With Adams refusing to spend time or money on his campaign, that left his challengers in the spotlight.
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((MARIE MARTIN/WARD ONE CANDIDATE: JUST TRAVELING AROUND.. MAKING SURE EVERYONE' S HAVING A GOOD TIME AND TAKEN CARE OF.))
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((MICHAEL GILLETTE/WARD ONE CANDIDATE: I THINK THE VAST MAJORITY OF FOLKS PROBABLY ALREADY KNOW WHO THEY'RE VOTING FOR.. ..AND THAT'S GREAT.))
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[OUT Q=and that's great.]


In Ward Two, Ed Barksdale's retirement opened the door for three candidates including Ceasor Johnson and McKinley Marshall.
They spent much of their day greeting voters outside a downtown precinct.
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((MCKINLEY MARSHALL/WARD TWO CANDIDATE: IT'S BEEN A GOOD DAY.. ..I FEEL PRETTY GOOD ABOUT TODAY.))
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((CEASOR JOHNSON/WARD TWO CANDIDATE: I THINK BY BEING HERE AND PEOPLE SEEING WHO THEY ARE.. ..BIT OF DIFFERENCE.))
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Anthony Howard rounds out that field in Ward Two.
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Ward Three will have a new representative as Jeff Helgeson is running unopposed to replace Robert Garber.
And Joe Seiffert has no challenger to his seat in Ward Four. Jean?

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News 7 will bring you the latest election news and returns from key races throughout the region tonight.
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[Take Election Web FS] And you can find continuously-updated results for all contested races on our web page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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Word from the pentagon tonight that U-S forces will remain at current levels in Iraq until the end of 2005.
The Pentagon says the troops will remain at about 135 thousand-
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says about 10-thousand active duty Army soldiers and Marines will be sent to Iraq this summer to replace two units- who've already seen their return date pushed back.
Meanwhile Rumsfeld is calling reports of abuse at a Baghdad prison- totally unacceptable and un-American.
Jennifer Miller has more from Baghdad.
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((AMID CONCERNS THESE PHOTOS OF IRAQI PRISONERS GIVE ONLY A SNAPSHOT OF A WIDER PROBLEM OF ABUSE .... THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE PROMISES A FULL INVESTIGATION.
MONDAY THEY SUMMONED ARMY OFFICIALS TO CAPITOL HILL ... OUTRAGED THEY HAD NOT BEEN TOLD OF THE INCIDENTS EARLIER.
SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN (R-ARIZONA) "IT'S A NEGLECT OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES THAT SEC. RUMSFELD AND THE CIVILIAN LEADERS OF THE PENTAGON HAVE TO KEEP THE CONGRESS INFORMED OF AN ISSUE OF THIS MAGNITUDE."
BUT THE PENTAGON SAYS IT ANNOUNCED AN INVESTIGATION IN JANUARY ... AFTER ALLEGATIONS WERE FIRST MADE. SINCE THEN SIX SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN CHARGED, SEVEN REPRIMANDED AND TWO SENIOR OFFICERS REMOVED.
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, DONALD RUMSFELD "THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM AND IT IS SOMETHING THE DEPT. IS ADDRESSING."
AND THE PENTAGON SAYS THERE ARE OTHER CLAIMS OF ABUSE. IT HAS ORDERED IRAQI DETAINEES NO LONGER BE HOODED AND WARNED THOSE WHO BREAK THE MILITARY'S CODE OF CONDUCT WILL BE PUNISHED.
SENATOR JOHN WARNER/(R-VIRGINIA) "THE REST OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES IS PROFESSIONALLY CARING OUT THEIR DUTIES ALL OVER THE WOLD AND WE CANNOT LET A SINGLE BUT TRAGIC INCIDENT TARNISH THEIR SERVICE."
BUT MANY FEAR THE DAMAGE MAY ALREADY BE DONE.
JENNIFER MILLER/CBS NEWS: LAWMAKERS ARE DEMANDING A PUBLIC MEETING WITH SECRETARY RUMSFELD. THEY WANT TO KNOW HOW THE ALLEGED ABUSE HAPPENED, WHY WASN'T THE PRESIDENT TOLD EARLIER AND WHY RUMSFELD HASN'T FINISHED READING A TWO A TWO-MONTH OLD REPORT. JENNIFER MILLER CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Still to come on the newscast, lawmakers take a breather as the state budget runs into another roadblock.
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Also thousands of people are forced from their homes by wildfires in California.
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State budget conferees are "on a break."
That means it is unlikely lawmakers will vote on a final agreement this week as hoped.
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The nine legislators worked late last night and broke off talks at around 1:00 in the morning.
Conferees say they need a "cooling off" period.
They are not scheduled to meet again until Thursday.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I'M HOPEFUL THAT WE'LL SEE A RESOLUTION VERY SOON. BUT IF IT TAKES AN EXTRA DAY TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE PROPER INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION, IN HEALTHCARE AND PUBLIC SAFETY THEN SO BE IT. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE FINALLY HAVING THE REVENUES TO MEET OUR CORE COMMITMENTS AND I WANT THEM TO DO IT RIGHT.))
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Today marked the 52nd day of overtime for state lawmakers as they struggle to reach a budget agreement.
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It's not a golden time in the Golden State right now-
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Fires are raging in Southern California.
The first blazes of the wildfire season erupted yesterday- charring more than 83 hundred acres and forcing thousands from their homes.
And today in Riverside County- authorities are again telling people to leave.
Flames have already destroyed several homes, along with some facilities of the University of California, Riverside.
Wildfires are also buring in other counties, including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Diego with temperatures at 100 degrees or higher.
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In health check tonight,
A stadewide weight loss competition has hundreds "adding" exercise and "dropping" the pounds in hopes of a gold medal.
The competition is half-way over, and one team from the Roanoke Valley is already in the top 10.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details, Joy, how many teams are competing ?
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Jean, There are 53 teams in the competition. It's called Lighten Up Virginia.
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This is the first time Virginia Amateur Sports has held the four month competition --but it's planning to make it a yearly event.
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(( They call themselves the "Slinderellas" and so far this team of Wachovia employees, is on it's way to living up to the name, each of them has lost between five and fifty pounds.
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((WE JUST DECIDED IT AS A GROUP IT WOULD BE EASIER TO LOSE WEIGHT AND STICK WITH IT IF YOU HAD SUPPORT AROUND YOU ESPECIALLY IN THE WORK PLACE BECACUE YOU SPEND AS MUCH TIME AT WORK IF NOT MORE THAN YOU DO AT HOME)) [RUNS11]
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There are two competition categories, average weight loss and accumulated phyical activity.
Teams can have as many 10 members or as few as two. The teams keep track of their on progress... it's all based on the honor system.
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((SO FAR WE'RE HALF WAY THROUGH THE PROGRAM AT ABOUT 400-HUNDRED PEOPLE THEY'VE LOST OVER A THOUSAND POUNDS IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS. THEY HAVE ALSO ACCUMULATED 57-THOUSAND MILES OF ACTIVITY. SO IT SEEMS TO BE A PROGRAM THAT WORKS )) [RUNS12]
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These member says it's the support that makes this program work.
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((HAD I NOT JOINED THIS I PROBABLY WOULDN'T GET OUT AND WALK. I USE TO WALK A LOT AND I REALLY ENJOYED BUT I JUST STOPPED)) [RUNS06]
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((WE'RE ALL THERE FOR EACH OTHER, IF WE DIDN'T HAVE EACH OTHER I DON'T THINK WE GO AS NEAR AS FAR AS WE HAVE )) [RUNS08]
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Each of these ladies has her own weightloss goal --and even a personal reason for wanting to get there, For Angela McGhee it's for her daughter.
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((YOU WANT TO BE AROUND FOR YOUR KIDS, SO MINE IS MORE FOR HEALTH REASON.. YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO MORE FOR YOUR KIDS)) [RUNS10]
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[FS EVENT 515] The top three teams will receive medals at the Commonwealth Games.

For more information about the competition you can call 1-800-333-8274 or find a link on our web site.
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Jean

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] we'll tell you what you can do to protect your computer from a new type of virus.
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A devastating new internet worm could soon be making its way onto your computer.
The socalled "Sasser" worm has already infected one million personal computers which run on Windows 2000 and X-P.
C-N-N technology correspondent Daniel Sieberg has more.
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Coming up today in Sports, a former Salem native is making another appearance for major league baseball.
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Then a little bit later, we'll tell you why a competitive eater is taking on the world's largest box of popcorn.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday election day ticker. The Virginia High School League is getting ready to crown a pile of state champions in Radford later this summer. Today the organizers held their annual spering jubilee kickoff luncheon.

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Radford University president Douglas Covington welcomed the VHSL committee and the event's many organizers and volunteers to town in what will be the third year the University and city have hosted the 12 championships. It's a gigantic undertaking that gets better with age.
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[VO NAT CON'T] The agreement to hold the Jubilee in Radford is running out - Steve Mason will have more on whether or not the VHSL plans to renew the agreement tonight on News 7 at Six.
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The much anticipated Hidden Valley vs. Blacksburg soccer game gets underway at seven tonight at Bill Brown Stadium in Blacksburg. It's the tale of two different teams as far as experience is concerned. Hidden Valley has 12 seniors, while Blacksburg graudated 13 last season.

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Finally this afternoon - Salem native and former big leaguer Billy Sample - has a brand new show that you can catch on the internet.

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MLB.com's newest addition to its exclusive programming lineup premiered at 1 p.m. today. It's a live maagazine type show with guests, highlights and commentary. The one thing it doesn't have is a name! Dubbed "The Show To Be Named Later" will air every Tuesday and Thursday on MLB dot com and it's asking fans to submit ideas for a name. Today's show had even more local flavor as Sample talked with former Danville Brave Jermaine Dye about his hot start with the A's. Much more sports later tonight. Jean will be back in just a moment.
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Investors on Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief over the latest news over interest rates.
Alexis Christoforous has more in our Marketwatch report.
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The star of a new movie is trying a corny publicity stunt to get a little attention for his film.
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"Crazy Legs Conti" had himself buried alive in an enormous box of popcorn. Now he's planning to eat his way out.
He is the man the movie "The Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating" is based on.
Conti plans to finish his feat by tonight's screening.
In his eating career Conti has wolfed down oysters, hot dogs, pancakes and string beans. For today's feat, he's supplied with a custom-fitted snorkel and an emergency communications system in case he is overwhelmed.
Conti began eating his way to fresh air at about 11:30 this morning. He is convinced the popcorn will be gone by the time his film opens this evening at nine. He says by then he'll be ready for a large soda.
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