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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... We're going to break away from national election coverage for just a few moments to tell you about some local races.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner will also have the forecast, coming up.





[7-School-Bedford]


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A school board race in Bedford County appears to have been decided by a single vote. Election officials there will review the vote tally later this morning.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 350] Here are the numbers, and it can't get any tighter. It's for the Fifth District School Board seat, and last night's final tally shows Keith Jones defeating Laura Beckman Rodes by one vote.
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[7-AM-Rodes]


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But that single vote will come under review later today.
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There is still an unknown number of provisional ballots to be checked ... votes by persons who may be eligible to vote but were not on the registrar's voter rolls.
Rodes says the results are a surprise.
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[SOT 2:05:14]
[IN Q=It's going to]

((LAURA RODES/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD: IT'S GOING TO BE WINNER-TAKE-ALL AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. I THINK THAT WE'VE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE. IT'S AMAZING TO THINK THAT IT CAN BE ONLY ONE PERSON'S DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CANDIDATES.))
[SUPER=201-Laura Rodes/Bedford Co. School Board Candidate]
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[OUT Q=between the candidates.]
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The results of the provisional ballots should be known later today.
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[7-CommAtt-Radford]


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The race for Radford Commonwealth's Attorney was another very close one, decided by just two votes.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 420]
Democrat Chris Rehak appears to have defeated Republican challenger Patrick Moore by those two votes. The closeness of the race means a recount is a virtual certainty.
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[7-Sheriff-Radford]


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A second special election in Radford was also a close one. But the winning challenger has 27 votes of breathing room.

(+++++++) [TAKE LEADER 430] With all the votes counted, Republican Mark Armentrout has unseated Terry Alley, who had been appointed to the position earlier this year.
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[7-Rockbridge-CommAtty]


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Lexington and Rockbridge County voters selected a new Commonwealth's attorney, (+++++++) [Take Leader 400] and they narrowly chose someone very familiar with the office. Republican Bucky Joyce is a long-time assistant prosecutor, and he defeated challenger David Natkin by about 170 votes.
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[7-Altavista]


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The votes in Campbell County were incomplete until after midnight, when the absentee ballots were all counted.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 300] In Altavista's race for mayor, incumbent Rudy Burgess easily turned away a challenge from Gabriel Eades. [Take Leader 310] [**NOTE -- TWO PAGES**] There were five people running for the three seats on Altavista's Town Council. They go to Beverly Dalton, Thomas Coleman, and James Higginbotham. [Change] Tim Thacker and Betty Eades rounded out the voting.
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[7-Brookneal]


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And in Brookneal, another three Town Council seats were up for grabs.
(+++++++)
[Take Leader #355]

Champ Nowlin, Richard Adams and Stacy Hailey finished one-two-three, ahead of John Woodell.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We're cutting away from CBS continuing coverage to update you on local races.
And meteoreologist Leo Hirsbrunner will also have a complete weather wrap-up, in just a few minutes.[55-9th-District]


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Rick Boucher will represent the 9th District for another term.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 210] Republican Kevin Triplett waged the strongest opposition Boucher has seen in years, but it wasn't enough. Boucher wins by 20 percentage points.
Triplett finishes second and Independent Seth Davis picked up about one percent.
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[SUPER=201-Rep. Rick Boucher/(D) 9th District;]
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[OUT Q=sixty percent of the vote]
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Boucher calls his opponents campaign the most negative in Southwest Virginia's history, and that his victory sends a clear message.
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[IN Q=The campaign on]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=negative campaings]
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Boucher says he'll return to work today, and start crafting an agenda for his next term.
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[55-AM-Triplett]


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Kevin Triplett conceded the election last night, but said the fight isn't over in the ninth district.
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Triplett thanked his supporters, and congratulated Rick Boucher after it became apparent the 22-year incumbent would win another term.
But Triplett said neither he nor the issues he raised in the ninth district race are going away.
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[IN Q=This is not the last people have heard]

((THIS IS NOT THE LAST PEOPLE HAVE HEARD OF KEVIN TRIPLETT, BECAUSE IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME, THE PEOPLE ARE IMPORTANT TO ME. THIS DISTRICT IS IMPORTANT TO ME. IT'S MY HOME AND I'M GOING TO BE VERY ACTIVE IN THE FUTURE OF THIS DISTRICT.))
[SUPER=201-Kevin Triplett/(R) Candidate for Congress;]
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[OUT Q=in the future of this district.]
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Triplett says he's proud of the campaign he waged, and the attention it received from national leaders including the Vice President and the Speaker of the House.

But he says he was unable to overcome Boucher's advantage as a longtime incumbent.[55-5th-District]


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In the 5th Congressional District, Virgil Goode was seeking his 5th term in the House, and his second as a Republican Party candidate.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader Page 200] Democrat Al Weed was hoping to unseat him, but that did not happen. Goode won easily... by about 26 percentage points.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We're breaking away from CBS election coverage briefly to update you on some local elections.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner also has the mid- week forecast, in just a few minutes.





[8-Mayor-Richmond]


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Former Governor Doug Wilder is preparing to return to public office in Richmond -- but this time as mayor.
(+++++++)
[Take Leader #500]

And it was a runaway. In a four-way race, Wilder took nearlly 80 per cent of the vote. Only one other candidate made it out of single digits.
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[8-Henry-Races]


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Henry County voters say they they're ready to bring in off-track betting.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 390] County residents approved a proposal to permit off-track parimutuel wagering. The win was not a runaway, then again, it wasn't by a nose.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 440] Also in Henry County, Ridgeway area voters are ready for liquor by the drink. They approved a proposal by about 600 votes.
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[8-Patrick-County]


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In Patrick County, the question was taxes, and the answer is "no".
(+++++++)
[Take Leader #410]

Voters there overwhelmingly rejected a food and beverage tax referendum. The no's outweighed the yesses by a two to one margin.
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[8-2Bedford-Sup]


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Bedford County Republicans swept the two special elections for the Board of Supervisors. In District Two, the election was to replace Kirby Richardson, who resigned amidst a road petition forgery scandal.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 330] Glenn Ayers was appointed to fill the seat, but he was upset last night by Republican Charles Neudorfer.
The victory margin was about five percent.
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[8-AM-Ayers-Neudorfer]


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[**TAKE OUT OF BOARD**]

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Neudorfer had a night class to attend, and even on election night, he didn't miss it. So he was among the last to learn he had won.
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[SUPER=201-Chuck Neudorfer/(R) Bedford Co. Supervisor-Elect;]
[SUPER=201-Glenn Ayers/(I) Candidate for Supervisor;]
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[OUT Q=.. SOME OF THESE ISSUES.]
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[Take Leader Board 340]


[8-5Bedford-Sup]


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(+++++++) [Take Leader 340] In the 5th District, a rematch of last year's election. The outcome is the same. Steve Arrington wins the seat over Tony Ware. The margin was about 12-hundred votes, or five (------------) percent.