[6-School-Bedford]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]

Bedford County election officials will conduct a canvass later this morning, for a school board race that appears to have been decided by a single vote.
(+++++++)

[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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[6-AM-Rodes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-42 18:01]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]
[ENG#=1]


But that single vote will come under review later today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Bedford]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=between the candidates.]
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[VO-NAT]


The results of the provisional ballots should be known later today.
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[6-CommAtt-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]

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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[6-Sheriff-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]

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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[6-Henry-Races]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]

Henry County voters say 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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[6-Results]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]
[ENG#=none]


We'll continue to run election results at the bottom of your screen.

(+++++++)
[Take WDBJ Election Web FS #E510]


You can also look up the results for all area and statewide races at any time. Just go to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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(weather toss)[6.2-School-Bedford]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]

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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[6.2-CommAtt-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]

It came down to two votes in the race for Radford Commonwealth's Attorney.
(+++++++)

[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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[6.2-AM-Radford-Prosecutor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-33 1:38:02]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]
[ENG#=1]


Rehak was already serving in the position in an interim capacity, appointed earlier this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Radford]


And it now appears he'll hold on to the position for at least another year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT9:03:09]
[IN Q=My campagin all along was about experience]

((MY CAMPAIGN ALL ALONG WAS ABOUT EXPERIENCE, EXPERIENCE WHERE IT COUNTS MY BACKGROUND AS A POLICE OFFICER ADN PROSECUTOR ABOUT EXPERIENCE. THIS IS REALLY RAZOR CLOSE BUT THERE IS VERY LITTLE TIME TO ENJOY IT WITH THE WORK THAT'S FACING THE CITY'S PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE))
[SUPER=201-Chris Rehak/(D) Commonwealth's Attorney-Elect]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=the city's prosecutor's office]
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[VO-NAT]


But Patrick Moore DOES plan to call for a recount. He says he owes that to his supporters because the election was so close.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT8:59:56]
[IN Q=I know re-counts]

((I KNOW RECOUNTS DON'T CHANGE THE VOTES A LOT OF TIME BUT THIS IS A SPECIAL ELECTION. WE'RE RUNNING AGAIN NEXT YEAR AND WE'RE GOING TO BE READY TO RIGHT BACK AT IT IN FEW MONTHS TO START THE RACE BACK UP FOR NEXT YEAR))
[SUPER=201-Patrick Moore/(R) Commonwealth's Attorney Candidate]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=FOR NEXT YEAR]
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[VO-NAT]


Rehak says he hasn't thought about whether he'll run again next November. He says has too much work to do right now to think about that just yet.
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[6.2-Patrick-County]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]



Patrick County residents have said "no" to new taxes.
(+++++++)
[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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[6.2-Results]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]
[ENG#=none]


We'll continue to run election results at the bottom of your screen.

(+++++++)
[Take WDBJ Election Web FS #E510]


You can also look up the results for all area and statewide races at any time. Just go to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com. (weather toss)(------------)