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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The rain will likely continue for much of the day before tapering off to showers.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Thursday outlook, coming up.





[7-11Radford-Race]


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Radford's race for Commonwealth's Attorney and Sheriff may not be over yet.
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[SUPER=203-Radford;]

It appears Republican Patrick Moore has lost to Incumbent Democrat Chris Rehak by ONE vote. There were four provisional ballots cast Tuesday, but only one was certified. It was a vote for Moore.
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[SOT: 47:19:00 to :27; 31:19:00 to :27]
[IN Q=There's one]

((CHRIS REHAK:THERE'S ONE THING I'VE LEARNED OVER THE LAST SIX MONTHS. THERE'S NOTHING GUARANTEED. THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN EXPECT WITH POLITICS. PATRICK MOORE: YOU KNOW THESE ARE KIND OF THINGS YOU SEE ON TV AND YOU DON'T REALLY BELIEVE THEY CAN HAPPEN WHAT THE TERRIFIC THING IS I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT ONE VOTE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.))
[SUPER=201-Chris Rehak/(D) Commonwealth's Attorney-elect; :00]
[SUPER=201-Patrick Moore/(R) Commonwealth's Atty. Candidate; :09]
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[OUT Q=can make a difference.]
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Moore plans to ask for a recount... an idea Rehak supports. Former Sheriff Terry Alley also filed for a recount today. The Democrat lost his bid for re-election by 26 votes to Republican challenger Mark Armentrout When the requests are formally filed, the Radford Circuit Court will have 7 days to respond.
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[7-11Bedford-Race]


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Bedford County should know something about its own election day problems sometime today.
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County election officials are turning to the state board of elections for guidance after discovering a number of discrepancies while reviewing poll books, statements and machine printouts of each precinct. The board started yesterday with the district 5 School board race which includes Keith Jones' one-vote win over Laura Beckman Rodes.
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[IN Q=It seems like Florida 2000...]

((LAURA RODES/(I) SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE: IT SEEMS LIKE FLORIDA 2000 IN A SENSE, BUT ERRILY, IT GOES BACK TO LAST YEAR AS WELL. IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE IT COULD HAPPEN TWICE.))
[SUPER=201-Laura Rodes/(I) School Board Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=.. could happen twice.]
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Last year, results for several county races were thrown out because a number of voters cast ballots in the wrong precinct. Bedford County registrar Marie Batten told the group two-provisional ballots could affect the outcome.
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[7-Spam-Trial]


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One of the world's most prolific spammers will spend almost a decade in prison, after being convicted under Virginia's strict new law. Jeremy Jaynes, of Raleigh North Carolina, was sentenced to nine years in prison yesterday. His sister, Jessica DeGroot, was fined 75-hundred dollars. It's the nation's first ever FELONY spam conviction, and came under a new Virginia law considered the toughest in the country. The two were found guilty of forging their return Internet addressess to misrepresent the origin of e-mails in July of 2003. The trial was held in Loudon County because the e-mails went through a server belonging to America Online, which is based there.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Your umbrella will get a workout today, with rain likely to continue.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended forecast, in just a few minutes.

[55-11Virginia-React]


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For the past 40- years the majority of Virginians have supported Republican presidential candidates. However, since 1966, there have been five Republican and five Democratic *governors* elected in Virginia. Using history as a guide, this year's gubernatorial candidates will start out on equal footing.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Attorney General Jerry Kilgore is the likely Republican nominee. He says the governor's race will have it's own set of issues, but Virginians will also hear more of the same ones debated in the presidential race.
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[IN Q=From dealing with taxes]

((JERRY KILGORE/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: FROM DEALING WITH TAXES TO BRINGING JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO THAT, JUST THAT ONE WORD OF OPTIMISM, AN OPTIMISM FOR THE FUTURE OF VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=future of Virginia]
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Likely Democratic nominee Tim Kaine says he's pleased with everything that was accomplished during last year's General Assembly session. He expects this year will be just as productive.
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[IN Q=This legislative session is]

((TIM KAINE/VIRGINIA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION IS GOING TO BE REALLY IMPORTANT TOO AND I'VE GOT A KEY ROLE TO PLAY IN THAT AS PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE. SO BEFORE I POLITICIZE THINGS TOO MUCH I THINK I'LL GET THROUGH THIS SESSION, WORK REAL HARD AT IT AND LIKELY DO AN ANNOUNCEMENT THEREAFTER.))
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[OUT Q=an announcement thereafter]
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Both men say it will be several months before they *officially* announce their intent to run.

[55-11Franklin-Voter]


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State officials say a Franklin County woman should not have been turned away from voting on election day.
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Tammy Peters moved to Rocky Mount in April, but voting officials told her Tuesday she was still registered in Ferrum.
Peters says she then asked for a provisional ballot, but was denied.
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((TAMMY PETERS: THEY TOLD ME I COULD GO TO FERRUM AND VOTE, AND WHEN I TOLD THEM THAT I COULDN'T, IT WAS SIX O'CLOCK AND WAS ALREADY GETTING DARK, AND I HAD TO GET HOME TO MY CHILD AND I TOLD THEM THAT I WANTED TO DO THE PROVISIONAL VOTE, THEY SAID NO.))
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Peters says she called the state board of elections, which told her she should have received a provisional ballot. Franklin County officials did not return our phone calls about this story. But, the D-M-V, where Peters submitted a change of address, says the problem appears to have been isolated.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Look for more rain throughout the day..then tapering off to showers by this evening.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast details, coming up.





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A Patrick Springs man killed himself after ramming a sheriff's patrol car yesterday.
Authorities in Southside were on the look-out for 31-year old Steve Michael Hayden after getting a call that he had abducted his wife.
She told police she escaped. Then Hayden's vehicle was spotted by deputies in the Spencer area of Henry County.
Deputies say Hayden rammed a patrol car and was forced off the road around 11 in the morning.
Officers say that's when he grabbed a shotgun and killed himself.

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Religious leaders in southside say the voters made a mistake on Tuesday.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


A referendum that would allow an off-track betting parlor in Henry County passed by more than a thousand votes.
Area churches believe such a facility will contribute to the destruction of families.
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[IN Q=Colonial Downs]

((EDDIE HONEYCUTT/HENRY CO. BAPTIST ASSOCIATION: COLONIAL DOWNS IS GOING TO BE TAKING A LARGE NUMBER OF DOLLARS OUT OF THE HENRY COUNTY ECONOMY, MONEY PEOPLE NEED FOR IN A LOT OF CASES THEY NEED FOR BASIC NEEDS, FOOD, CLOTHING, AND SHELTER.))
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[OUT Q=and shelter]
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Colonial Downs wants to open the facility on the Route 58/220 corridor by next Fall.
The company plans to renovate an existing facility but declined to say where it is at this time.
Off track betting was on the ballot on five localities Tuesday. It passed in all but one.
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[8-OTB-ABC]


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The off track betting parlor in Vinton faces its own opposition -- this time over the menu.
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Now a religious group is trying to stop the ABC board from issuing the parlor a liquor license.
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[IN Q=Concerned Christians of the Valley objected]

((BARNEY ARTHUR/DIRECTOR OF CCOTV:CONCERNED CHRISTIANS OF THE VALLEY OBJECTED TO THE ISSUANCE OF THE LICENSE FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS. ONE OF THE REASONS WE OBJECTED WAS QUALIFICATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Barney Arthur/Concerned Christians of the Valley Director]
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[OUT Q=reasons we objected was qualifications.]
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Arthur's group says the facility does not meet an ABC requirement that a facility sell a certain numbern of meals that include a substantial entree. Arthur and Colonial Downs disagree on what constitutes a meal. A judge heard the arguments at a hearing in Roanoke yesterday. A ruling is expected within the week.
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