[AM-Bowl-Highlights]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
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[ENG#=1]


The 71st Sugar Bowl turned out to be anything but a sweet experience for the Virginia Tech Hokies. Mike Stevens has more on their 3 point loss to the Auburn Tigers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=201-Mike Stevens;:00]
[SUPER=203-New Orleans, LA/Last Night; :12]
[SUPER=201-Frank Beamer/1 and 2 in Sugar Bowl games; :19]
[SUPER=201-Bryan Randall/2 TDs & 2 interceptions; :49]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports;]

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[PKGBowl-Fans]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=04-46 TC 1:01:56]
[GRAPHIC=Sugar Bowl]
[ENG#=2]


From the Bayou to local bars, Tech fans showed up in large numbers to tip their hats to the Hokies. Despite the loss in the Sugar Bowl, fans tell Justin McLeod why the season was still so sweet.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound fans cheering]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=201-Mary Wright/Virginia Tech Fan; :18 QUICK]
[SUPER=201-Judy Jacobs/Virginia Tech Fan; :31]
[SUPER=201-Brad Nutt/Restaurant Manager; :58]
[SUPER=201-Dennis Bowling/Virginia Tech Fan; 1:15]
[SUPER=201-Patty Murrell/Virginia Tech Fan; 1:30]
[SUPER=@Justin1; 2:05]
[RUNS=2:11]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke County.]


((
((NAT SOUND OF FANS CHEERING)) It may be Roanoke but here at Buffalo Wild Wings it sure looks and feels like New Orleans.
[SOT 10:01]
[IN Q=We're going]

((JEFF HARTMAN/'VIRGINIA TECH FAN: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A MADI GRAS RIGHT HERE.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=RIGHT HERE]

Fans admit they would rather be at the game in person but say this is the second best thing.
[SOT 19:10]
[IN Q=It's almost like]

((MARY WRIGHT/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: IT'S ALMOST LIKE....AND THE CROWD.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=and the crowd]

That crowd was so large here at BW3's takeout orders were by appointment only and if you wanted a table you had to wait in line or come early.
[SOT 5:17]
[IN Q=Four hours early]

((JUDY JACOBS/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: FOUR HOURS EARLY....I AM CRAZY.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=I am crazy]

Crazyiness is what Buffalo Wild Wings expected. Management ordered 45 extra cases of wings which adds up to more than 13-thousand pieces of chicken. They also ordered 30 extra kegs and more than 50 additional cases of beer. The only thing missing? Enough workers.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=We're kinda stretched]

((BRAD NUTT/RESTAURANT MANAGER: WE KINDA STRETCHED....DOWN TO THE SUGAR BOWL.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=TO THE SUGAR BOWL]

((NAT SOUND OF CHEERING)) For those who stayed in hokie nation, it was definitely a party like atmosphere. Many fans dressed in anything hokie, from head to toe.
[SOT 18:01]
[IN Q=The only time]

((DENNIS BOWLING/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: THE ONLY TIME....I'M SORRY.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=I'M SORRY]
[SOT 17:04]
[IN Q=I painted my house]

((PATRICIA DIMAS/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: I PAINTED MY HOUSE...I AM A TECH FAN.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=Tech fan]

Tech fans also showed their hokie pride by wearing mardi gras beads.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=How did you get]

((FAN BITE: H OW DID YOU GET YOUR BEADS? ...EARNED MY BEADS.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=EARNED MY BEADS]

Speaking of earning, fans say Tech deserves to in the ACC and the Sugar Bowl.
[SOT 13:55]
[IN Q=They got the ACC]

((LONNIE JOHNS: THEY GOT THE ACC CHAMPSIONSHIP. THIS IS JUST ICING ON THE CAKE.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=ICING ON THE CAKE]
[sot 9:25]
[IN Q=It's the cinderalla]

((JEFF HARTMAN: IT'S THE CINDERLLA TEAM...AND THEY DOMINATED.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=and they dominated]
[SOT 5:52]
[IN Q=Anybody that's followed]

((JUDY JACOBS: ANYBODY THAT'S FOLLOWED, SHOULD BY VERY VERY PROUD.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=very very proud]
[SOT ]
[IN Q= ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: SO THE SEASON THAT WASN'T SUPPOSE TO BE IS OVER AND TECH FANS ARE DELIGHTED WITH THE RESULTS AND THEY EXPECT MUCH OF THE SAME OR EVEN MORE NEXT SEASON. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7, ROANOKE COUNTY.))
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[OUT Q=jm, NEWS 7, ROANOKE COUNTY]))




[11Amherst-TB]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-47 TC1:01:01]
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[ENG#=3]


A public meeting will be held tonight at an Amherst County Elementary School where an active case of tuberculosis has been diagnosed. Health officials won't be specific about who brought the illness to the school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


But health officials say someone at Elon Elementary was recently diagnosed as having active tuberculosis.
They're asking about fifty to sixty people who had close contact with that person to be skin-tested within the next week.
Despite the request, officials say tuberculosis is not easy to contract.
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[SOT 00:18:23]
[IN Q=In the house]

((DR. KATHERINE NICHOLS/CENTRAL VA HEALTH DISTRICT: IN THE HOUSE ALL THE TIME CONTACTS OF AN ACTIVE CASE, ONLY ABOUT THIRTY PERCENT OF THOSE PEOPLE EVER TURN POSITIVE. SO IT'S NOT AN EASILY TRANSMISSABLE, IT'S NOT AN EASILY CATCHABLE DISEASE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Katherine Nichols/Central Va. Health District]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=easily catchable disease.]
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[VO-NAT]


Letters went home to parents of all Elon Elementary School students yesterday informing them about the problem.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


As we mentioned earlier, a public meeting will be held at the school tonight for anyone who still has questions and concerns.

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=4]


A key figure in Iraq has been assassinated.
Gunmen today ambushed the governor of the Iraqi province that includes Baghdad.
Ali al- Haidari had survived an attempt on his life last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


Meanwhile, police say 10 people were killed when a truck packed with explosives blew up today in western Baghdad, near the heavily- fortified Green Zone.
The attack happened near an Iraqi National Guards barracks, and left 60 injured.
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[VOB-Tsunami]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tsunami]
[ENG#=1]


The death toll is now estimated at nearly 155- thousand people in South Asia.
But help has arrived from the U-S military, as American dignitaries get a first- hand look at the tsunami damage.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bangkok, Thailand;]


In Thailand, Secretary of State Colin Powell responded to critics who said the U-S has not done enough to help tsunami survivors.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The United States]

((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE:THE UNITED STATES WILL CERTAINLY NOT TURN AWAY FROM THOSE IN DESPERATE NEED AND I THINK WE HAVE DEMONSTRATED IN RECENT DAYS OUR WILLINGNESS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT. ))
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=other nations of the region]
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[VO-NAT]


But providing that support has proven to be difficult, especially in the most remote areas.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Distributing aid]

((MICHAEL ELMQUIST/U.N. RELIEF COORDINATOR IN INDONESIA: DISTRIBUTING AID IN THE REMOTE PLACES WHERE THE SEASHORE MAY HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY DAMAGED BY THE TSUNAMI IS GOING TO BE A LOGISTICAL NIGHTMARE))
[SUPER=01-Michael Elmquist/U. N. Relief Coordinator in Indonesia;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=nightmare.]
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[VO-NAT]


Humanitarian relief is now the main concern, as the search for survivors becomes a mission to recover the dead.

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[11Quake-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-52 TC02:20]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=2]

Roanokers responded last week, sending relief supplies to tsunami victims in South Asia. Now, the group collecting that aid says it has all the food and clothing it can handle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;]

Roanoke sent two truckloads of supplies, and Doctor Sam Samarasinge (Samara-Singa) plans to follow later this month. The Sri Lanka Medical Association of North America says it now has a tremendous amount of food and clothing, but is still accepting antibiotics, and cash donations.
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[11Meth-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-47 TC59:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

Vandals left their mark on Roanoke's new Methadone Treatment Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Sometime overnight Thursday or Friday morning someone hit the clinic with house paint. C-R-C Vice President Joe Pritchard says nothing was broken, but he says there was paint on the bricks and windows, even the bushes. A private contractor spent the weekend cleaning up the mess, and the clinic now has 24-hour security.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]

Pritchard says C-R-C Health Corporation expects to be in business- -seeing patients at the Hershberger Road site- -within a week.

[11Echostar]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-53 TC1:22:58]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]

In business news, the New Year is bringing new jobs to Christiansburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]

Echo Star yesterday announced it needs to hire another 200-people by the end of February. Officials say they are taking on more new customers then expected, so they need the extra staff. The Satellite company has expanded several times over the last year.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In this morning's Marketwatch, Walmart and Delta Airlines posted gains yesterday.
But overall, the Dow and Nasdaq closed lower.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((THE FIRST TRADING DAY OF THE NEW YEAR LEFT ALOT TO BE DESIRED ON WALL STREET. STOCKS PULLED BACK AS INVESTORS LOCKED IN GAINS MADE OVER THE LAST YEAR... THAT'S DESPITE FALLING OIL PRICES AND A STRONGER DOLLAR.
THE DOW INDUSTRIALS FELL BACK 53 POINTS, THE NASDAQ ENDED THE DAY DOWN 23 THANKS TO A SLIDE IN SEMICONDUCTOR STOCKS.
THE DRUG MAKER MERCK SANK NEARLY 3 PERCENT IN THE FIRST TRADING DAY OF 2005 THAT'S ON A REPORT THAT MORE USERS THAN INITIALLY THOUGHT MAY HAVE DIED OR HAD SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS FROM TAKING IT'S VIOXX ANTI-ARTHRITIS DRUG.
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT MAKER CATEPILLAR SKIDDED 2 AND A HALF PERCENT AFTER A GOVERNMENT REPORT SHOWED AN UNEXPECTED DECLINE IN CONSTRUCTION SPENDING FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER.
BUT WALMART WAS THE BIGGEST PERCENTAGE GAINER ON THE DOW AFTER THE WORLD'S BIGGEST RETAILER RAISED IT'S OUTLOOK FOR DECEMBER SALES ON A STRONGER THAN EXPECTED POST-CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE.
SHARES OF DELTA AIRLINES ROSE MORE THAN ONE PERCENT ON NEWS THAT IT WILL SLASH FARES DRAMATICALLY THIS MONTH TO ATTRACT PASSENGERS AND BETTER COMPETE WITH LOW COST CARRIERS. DELTA AVERTED BANKRUPTCY BACK IN OCTOBER AFTER IT'S PILOTS SAID YES TO A BILLION DOLLARS IN SALARY REDUCTIONS.
AND KEEP YOU EYE ON GOOGLE AND YAHOO. GOLDMAN SACKS LIFTED IT'S EARNINGS ESTIMATES ON THE TWO INTERNET COMPANIES. SHARES OF GOOGLE BRIEFLY PASSED TO 200 DOLLAR MARK.
FOR MORE JUST HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE AT CBS-DOT-MARKETWATCH-DOT-COM. IN NY I'M AC.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-44 Tc1:31:52]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]
[ENG#=1]


It could be awhile before the medical examiner identifies the person who was killed in a Roanoke house fire.
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[VO-NAT 07.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The blaze broke out at about nine o clock yesterday morning at a home on Woodland Road. When firefighters got there the home was engulfed in flames.
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[SOT 16:14:10]
[IN Q=]

((RALPH TARTAGLIA/ASST. ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF; ; HEAVY FLAMES SHOWING WHEN WE ARRIVED THEY SAW THE FIRE A MILE AWAY THE SMOKE COMING FROM IT.)) ((OUR GUYS MADE A VERY AGGRESSIVE ATTACK ON THE FIRE AND KNOCKED IT DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Tartaglia/Assistant Roanoke Fire Chief; ]
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[OUT Q=knocked it down.]
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[Vo-nat]
When fire officials got inside they found the remains of one person.
A woman and man lived at the home. Caroline Huff is alright, but the man is un-accounted for.
Fire officials say the home sustained 90 thousand dollars in damage.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[11APT-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-42]
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[ENG#=2]

[****WIPE****WIPE****WIPE****]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday]

Meanwhile, Roanoke fire investigators comtinue to study a fatal fire this weekend. A man and a woman were killed when a fire broke out at three o'clock New Year's morning in a small apartment behind Gary's Restaurant on Sixth Street.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]

Yesterday, city building inspectors were on the scene to investigate what they call a "combined building and zoning issue." No word what building inspectors found, but fire officials say the small apartment had only one-exit. The medical examiner has yet to release the names of the people killed in the blaze.
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[11Fire-Station]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC1:22:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

The city of Roanoke is moving forward with plans for a new Fire Station Number One, but the pricetag is climbing.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The city has budgeted five- point- two million dollars for the building at the corner of Elm Avenue and Franklin Road.
But yesterday, city officials warned the cost may be closer to six million.
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[SOT 15:08:05]
[IN Q=There are some difficulties]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THERE ARE SOME DIFFICULTIES WITH THE SITE AND WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE GOING FORWARD THAT WE'RE NOT MAKING COMPROMISES TO THE FACILITY THAT WE'LL REGRET 10, 15, 20 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke Mayor;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=20 years down the road.]
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[VO-NAT]

The building will have a more conventional roof than the one in the drawings. Members of council are encouraging other changes that will help the station blend into the Old Southwest neighborhood.

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[Peterson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]


The mistress of convicted killer Scott Peterson is releasing a book about her experiences with him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Amber Frey was Peterson's girlfriend and later, the star prosecution witness at his six- month murder trial.
Frey stops short of saying she believes Peterson is guilty.
But she claims she was relieved when the verdict was announced.
Last November, Peterson was found guilty of murdering his pregnant wife, Laci and their unborn son.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

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[COMM] [Sugar-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
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[ENG#=1]


Close calls and a slow start doomed the Hokies last night as they lost to Auburn 16 to 13 in the Sugar Bowl. Mike Stevens has reaction from New Orleans.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=201-Mike Stevens;:00]
[SUPER=203-New Orleans, LA/Last Night; :11]
[SUPER=201-Frank Beamer/1 and 2 in Sugar Bowl games; :18]
[SUPER=201-Bryan Randall/2 TDs & 2 interceptions; 1:07]
[SUPER=201-Noland Burchette/Virginia Tech Defensive End; 1:23]
[SUPER=201-Jim Davis/Virginia Tech Defensive Tackle; 1:34]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports]

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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


On Wall Street, stocks finished lower in the first ful trading session of 2005. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]




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[6-Kilgore-Committee]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-49 TC43:56]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Kilgore]
[ENG#=3]

Attorney General Jerry Kilgore was in New Orleans last night for the Sugar Bowl, but early yesterday he took another step toward his run for the governor's office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Month;]

The likely Republican nominee filed his "Statement of Organization" with the State Board of Elections electronically yesterday. It's a step that establishes his "gubernatorial candidate committee" for this year's race.
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[SOT 22:35:52]
[IN Q=It seems like these]

((CARRIE CANTRELL/KILGORE CAMPAIGN: IT SEEMS LIKE THESE GOVERNORS RACES START EARLIER AND EARLIER. IT'S EXPENSIVE. IT TAKES A LOT OF MONEY TO RUN A STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN.))
[SUPER=01-Carrie Cantrell/Kilgore Campaign;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=a statewide campaign]
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[VO-NAT]

Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine is the likely Democratic nominee. As of June, both men had each raised a little over three- million dollars. Kaine isn't expected to file with the State Board of Elections until this spring. That's when both men have said they'll formally announce their candidacy.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

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