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Hours after the George Bush camp declared victory in the presidential race, John Kerry has called the President to officially concede.
A live update, straight ahead.
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Meanwhile, some discrepancy over a Radford election that was believed to have been decided by just two votes.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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It's the call that President Bush has, no doubt, been waiting for.
Senator John Kerry phoned Bush to concede the race for the White House.
The phone call came after a long, tense night of vote counting that's still under way.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Sources say the conversation between the two political rivals lasted less than five minutes.
They say Kerry told Bush, quote``Congratulations, Mr. President.''
A Democratic source says Kerry told Bush that the country was too divided, and that Bush agreed.
The victory gives Bush a second term after an election in which he promised steady and strong war- time leadership.
Jennifer Donelan is at the White House this afternoon, and she joins us now with more on the election results.
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((LOCATOR: BOSTON, MASSACHUSSETTS
CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED, THE SENATOR MADE THE CONCESSION CALL FROM HIS HOME IN BOSTON -- ENDING A FIERCELY FOUGHT RACE... THE LONGEST PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IN HISTORY. KERRY ACKNOWLEDGED DEFEAT -- AFTER A LONG, TENSE NIGHT OF VOTE COUNTING...ENDING HIS QUEST WITH THREE WORDS...ACCORDING TO SOURCES... 'CONGRATULATIONS MISTER PRESIDENT.'

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IT WAS A LONG HAUL FOR BOTH PARTIES. BUSH SUPPORTERS CAMPED OUT..... AND WAITED, UNTIL THE FIRST CLAIM OF VICTORY CAME IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.

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"WE ARE CONVINCED PRESIDENT BUSH HAS WON RE-ELECTION WITH 286 ELECTORAL VOTES."
THE KERRY CAMP HAD HOPED TO TAKE OHIO AND ITS 20 ELECTORAL VOTES -- WITH THOUSANDS OF PROVISIONAL BALLOTS THAT REMAIN UNCOUNTED. BUT NOW -- BOTH SIDES SEEM TO AGREE... THAT ENOUGH VOTES HAVE BEEN COUNTED -- TO CALL THE ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT BUSH.
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While some exit polls said early yesterday that Virginia could go to the Democrats, that wasn't the case.
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[**ONE PAGES**] George Bush took 53 per cent of the vote, which means Virginians have once again gone Republican in every election since 1968. John Kerry registered 45 per cent.
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Last night it appeared the race for Radford Commonwealth's Attorney would come down to two votes.
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[Take Leader 420]
Democrat Chris Rehak appeared to have defeated Republican challenger Patrick Moore. But there have been some late developments this morning.
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Election officials have found a problem at one of the precincts. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Depompa joins us by phone from the Radford Courthouse. Rachel what is going on?
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The results were not quite as close in a special election for Radford Sheriff.
The winning challenger has 26 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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Bedford County election officials are conducting a canvas of the votes at this hour. Its school board race appears to have been decided by a single vote.
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[Take Leader 350]
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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We'll have more election news after the break, but in other news...
Roanoke's fire chief saw some smoke on the way in to work this morning and called it in.
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It was coming from a vacant house at 11th Street and Campbell Avenue.
Chief Jim Grigsby's crews got there as quickly as they could, but the fire did a lot of damage.
A battalion chief says the house had been empty for about a month.
Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.
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An historic courthouse in Maryland is burning.
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The three- alarm- blaze began this morning on the roof, in an older section of the building that's been under renovation.
About 100 firefighters are battling the flames, which are being fanned by high winds.
It's not clear what caused the fire.
Authorities don't believe anyone has been hurt.
But officials worry that land records and criminal case files could be damaged.
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Incumbants take the 9th and 5th districts in yesterday's election. We'll have reaction after the break.
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And military operations continue in the Iraqi stronghold of Fallujah.
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The presidential election results are confirmed in Afghanistan.
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An electoral board spokesman says Hamid Karzai is the official winner.
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Meanwhile, the militant group holding three foreign U-N workers captive in Afghanistan has extended the deadline for their threatened execution until tonight.
The group says it'll kill the hostages unless authorities release all Taliban prisoners in U-S custody in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.
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Escalating tensions today in Iraq, as U-S warplanes again bombed targets in Fallujah-- and U-S soldiers await election results from home.
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American troops are waiting for the election results here., while coping with business as usual in Iraq. A new kidnapping, another assassination, and a car bomb near Baghdad's airport. (V/O troops watching returns) US MARINES TOOK A BREAK FROM THEIR PREPARATIONS FOR THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED FIGHT IN FALLUJAH, TO SEE WHO WOULD BE THEIR NEXT COMMANDER IN CHIEF
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WAS SEIZED FROM THIS VILLA ON MONDAY, IRAQI POLICE SAY GUNMEN GRABBED ANOTHER AMERICAN - OF LEBANESE DESCENT. THE US EMBASSY HERE IS STILL TRYING TO CONFIRM THE REPORT. (vo: Hassan file) THE KIDNAPPERS OF IRISH AID WORKER MARGARET HASSAN HAVE ESCALATED THEIR PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN, RELEASING A GRAPHIC NEW VIDEO OF HER, WHERE THEY SHOW HER FAINTING FROM TERROR, BEFORE THEY DOUSE HER WITH A BUCKET OF WATER, LEAVING HER TREMBLING ON THE FLOOR. (VO: car bombings file) THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN A SERIES OF CAR BOMBS OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS, IN BAGHDAD AND MOSUL. DOZENS OF IRAQIS HAVE BEEN KILLED. THE LATEST TOOK PLACE AT THE CHECKPOINT TO BAGHDAD'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - REPORTEDLY INJURING BOTH IRAQI GUARDS AND AMERICAN SOLDIERS. (DOZIER ON CAM CLOSE) ))

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Turning to the area's Congressional races, we'll start in the 9th District, where Rick Boucher is heading back to Washington.
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[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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The victory sends Boucher back to Washington for a 12th term. As Rachel DePompa reports, Boucher largely credits a positive campaign approach for his most recent victory.
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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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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.

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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.
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[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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With one very obvious exception, the victory ran across the entire district. But as Justin McLeod reports, Goode did not seem to take his election for granted.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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authorities say a man is lucky to be alive after he tries to talk up close and personal to a lion at a Zoo.
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A bite on the leg was one man's reward after he jumped into a lion's den in the Taipei Zoo.
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Officials say the 46- year- old man was apparently trying to convert two African lions to Christianity-- shouting the phrase, "Jesus will save you."
One of the lions, a large male with a shaggy mane, bit the man in his right leg before zoo workers drove it off with water hoses and tranquilizer guns.
Newspaper reports say the lions had been fed earlier in the day, otherwise the man might have been more seriously hurt ... or worse.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 144. The NASDAQ has gained 18.

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They came to gauge public interest once.
Coming up in sports, the United Hockey League is making another trip to Roanoke today.
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Plus, dogs can be potty trained, but how about using a toilet?
That's the plan in Beijing, with hundreds of pet toilets constructed on the streets.
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Washington DC's new major league baseball team has a general manager now.
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Jim Bowden (BOH-DEN) the former GM with the Cincinnati Reds will oversee all offseason trades and signings for the team. However, once the team's purchase is complete - he may be fired.
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Carolina's win over Miami this past Saturday certainly got the Hokies' attention, but now there is another distraction in the middle of this week of preparation for the Tarheels.
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Athletic director Jim Weaver says that he's investigating a report that first surfaced in the Harrisonburg Daily Record newspaper, stating that Tech strength coach Mike Gentry helped players obtain Creatine. The muscle enhancer is absolutely legal - However - helping athletes get it has been banned by the NCAA since August 1st of 2000.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Weaver says he will take between 7 and 10 days to investigate the situation that was brought to light, when freshman lineman Nick Marshman and former linebacker Mike Brown said that Gentry helped secure creatine for them at a discounted price.
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If Tech is found to have violated an NCAA rule, it likely would be a secondary offense.

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The UHL - the United Hockey League - which stopped in Roanoke back on October 9th for an exhibition game at the Roanoke Civic Center - will be back in town today for a news conference. We understand the league will announce it plans to bring some regular season games to Roanoke, and continue looking into the possibility of putting a team here.

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NASCAR hates it when grown men fight and curse and bump into each other.
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Near the end of the Subway 500 at Martinsville, Rusty Wallace banged into his teammate Ryan Newman after the race on pit road, because Newman rooted him out of the way and cost him a chance to win. NASCAR didn't like the way Rusty vented, and fined him $10 thousand bucks.
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Potty training your dog?
It's the latest trend in China.
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A district in Beijing came up with the idea for specially- designed "pet toilets" keep the streets clean.
Police have installed 400 of the toilets so far.
The new pet toilets feature a sliding tray to catch animal waste, and are maintained by the same staff that clean the streets.
Officials say the crackdown on animals fouling the streets is a small contribution to Beijing's efforts to spruce up the city in advance of the 2008 Olympics.
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