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Election Day, 1995.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
A final spin on the campaign as the race for control of the state house comes down to the final hour.
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There's even some news UN-related to the election.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
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Tonight in sports, We'll tell you is this year's National League manager of the year.
We'll hear from Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller.
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And talk with former UVA basketball All-American Dawn Staley who returns to U-Hall tonight as a member of the U-S women's national team.
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You will get another chance to try on a winter coat as the northwest winds really pick up tomorrow. The chilly details just ahead.

Richmond-Election


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#95-76
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Republicans are hoping to make history in Virginia today.
Democrats hope only to preserve it.
Virginia voters will fill all 140 seats of the General Assembly.
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But the man who may be most effected, Governor George Allen is not even on the ballot.
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Ellen Qualls is at the state capitol where this morning she watched the Governor cast his vote.
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**Ellen mic hot under vo

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SUPER=@Allen; :11
SUPER=@Beyer; :35
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OUT Q=tomorrow morning.
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Averill-Cranwell


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NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 95-77
GRAPHIC=NONE


One of the races that Richmond will be watching is the Roanoke Valley contest between Trixie Averill and Dick Cranwell.
ELLEN/JOE=DOUBLE BOX


And tonight, Joe Dashiell is in Vinton with a look at the final hours of that campaign.
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Ellen, a high-dollar, high- volume campaign comes to an end this evening... when we'll see if the voters return a 24- year incumbent or embrace a challenger promising change.
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SUPER=01-Trixie Averill/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :34
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OUT Q=the question is whose?



((SOT opens on nat sound of candidates
IN Q=Eenie, meenie, minie, moe

((EENEY, MEENEY, MINEY, MOE... UNDER THE Cs, AS IN CHARLIE RICHARD CRANWELL.))
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OUT Q=as in Charlie Richard Cranwell.


The candidates were up early and off on the final steps of a two- month marathon.
Delegate Dick Cranwell predicted victory for Democrats across the state.
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IN Q=It's time for the gentle reasoned voices

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: IT'S TIME FOR THE GENTLE REASONED VOICES IN VIRGINIA TO SPEAK, AND WHEN THEY DO, I THINK THAT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE RUN THIS STATE FOR SO LONG AND DONE SUCH A GOOD JOB WILL GET A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE.))
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OUT Q=get a vote of confidence.


This afternoon, Trixie Averill was still looking forward to a Republican majority in Richmond that includes her.
SOT 14:19:
IN Q=Yeah, Id say we have

((TRIXIE AVERILL/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: YEAH, I'D SAY WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT. HOW THE WEATHER IS GOING TO AFFECT IT IS SOMETHING ELSE I DON'T KNOW. IT'S OBVIOUSLY GOING TO KEEP SOME VOTERS AT HOME. THE QUESTION IS WHOSE?))
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We'll have to wait just a little while longer for the answer to that question...
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But Keith, here in Roanoke County, it appears the pointed rhetoric of this race, has helped increase voter turnout, in spite of today's rain.

Democrats


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE# 95-80
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The Roanoke area Democrats remain focused on getting out the vote, and persuading people to go with their party line once they get to the polls.
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Senate candidate John Edwards was out before first light at Fishburn Park Elementary School, greeting voters, asking them to give him the nod.
Incumbent Delegate Chip Woodrum killed two birds with one stone, casting his ballot and campaigning outside the Crystal Spring voting station.
And fellow incumbent Delegate Vic Thomas also hit the pavement, predicting today's turnout will be on the heavy side.
So far, the sportsman's candidate is right on target.
As of three-o'clock today, almost 40-percent of all eligible voters in Roanoke had shown up at the polls.
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SOT 03:35:40
IN Q=I'd say

((GILBERT BUTLER/ROANOKE ELECTORAL BOARD: I'D SAY SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 55 AND 60 PERCENT IS OUR PROJECTED TOTAL VOTE, WHICH IS A VERY HIGH NUMBER FOR A LEGISLATIVE ONLY ELECTION.))
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OUT Q=legislative only election.
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The last time Roanoke's voter turnout was in the 60-percent range was 1992, a presidential election year.
Roanoke County also reports a strong voter turnout.

Republicans


ANCHOR=Keith
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Local repubicans say they're getting ready to celebrate their victory tonight.
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Kimberly McBroom joins us from the Days Inn Airport where Republicans are planning their big party.
Kim what's the mood like there?
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(Rollcue: bring out the voters)
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SUPER=01-Newell Falkinburg/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :39
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OUT Q=state wide sweep. (Double OUT)
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q&A
(When are the republicans expected to arrive there?)
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
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We have more from election day '95, including the contest which pits a 22- year incumbent against an opponent relatively new to politics,
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plus Steve Smallshaw will have a live report on the political hot spots in Central Virginia.
Back in a moment.
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Western-Races


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 95-82
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Madison Marye has run what he feels is his most important race yet in his 22 years as a State Senator.
The Shawsville Democrat is challenged by
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Blacksburg realtor Pat Cupp. Dble Box
Tracy Altizer is with us from Blacksburg with more on that race.
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Keith, the 39th Senate District covers Montgomery, Grayson and Smyth Counties, and parts of Carroll and Pulaski Counties.
This has been a hotly- contested race, and today the candidates were happy to have it in the hands of the voters.
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(( Pat Cupp was on the attack for much of this campaign, blasting Marye's record through a series of ads.
But the candidates set their differences aside this afternoon long enough to exchange niceties outside a Christiansburg precinct.
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((HELLO SENATOR, HOW ARE YOU DOING? GOOD TO SEE YOU. A LITTLE WET TODAY ISN'T IT. A LITTLE DAMP. ))
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With the balance of power on the brink in the General Assembly, Marye says this is the most important election in 50 years, and will be the most important of the next 50.
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SOT 14:49:31

((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: I THINK IT'S MOST IMPORTANT TO DETERMINE WHICH WAY THE STATE IS GONNA GO. HAVE WE BEEN DOING THE RIGHT THING OR NOT? IT LOOKS LIKE TO ME THAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING THE RIGHT THING AND I BELIEVE MOST PEOPLE THINK THAT WE HAVE. ))
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((PAT CUPP/R-SENATE CANDIDATE: YES, IT IS IMPORTANT, BUT WHAT I DID, I JUST TRIED TO PLAY IT WITHIN MYSELF AND SET THE RACE, AND BASE IT ON WHAT I COULD DO, NOT WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND ME.))
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Another hot contest we're watching in the New River Valley is for the 12th House District seat, which covers half of Giles and half of Montgomery County.
Freshman Delegate Jim Shuler of Blacksburg is seeking a second term.
Montgomery County Board of Supervisors Chairman Larry Linkous is out to unseat Shuler. dble box
Both candidates made the rounds to each of the precincts today, and we hope to hear from them later this evening.

Bedford-Race


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE# 95-84
GRAPHIC=Election '95


In Bedford County officials say voter turnout has been steady.
However, one issue on the ballot would turn the area into the largest city in Virginia.
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If a consolidation agreement passes between Bedford County and the city of Bedford it would change the present form of local government in that area.
Officials say high voter turnout indicates that citizens are concerned.
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((MARIE BATTEN/BEDFORD CO. REGISTRAR: )) ((VERLE JOHNSON/BEDFORD CO. ELECTORAL BOARD: ))
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OUT Q=minutes after seven. DOUBLE OUT!!
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The other major issue on the ballot for the Bedford area is a five candidate sheriff's race.
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L'burg-Races


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 95-83
GRAPHIC=Election '95


Voter turnout in central Virginia also figures to be higher than the state average.
Four hotly contested sheriff's races and a number of close General Assembly campaigns have kept the voters interested there.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us from Lynchburg. Steve it seems as if the 23rd District there is kind of a microcosm of what the Republicans are trying to accomplish today.
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That's right Keith.. the G-O-P thinks it has a real good shot here at picking up one of the three state Senate seats they need.
But to do so, a Republican incumbent had to leave his own House of Delegates seat open.
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***Steve's mic hot under vo**
Such was the quandary for Steve Newman, who's running his fourth political campaign in just seven years.
Newman's opening came last winter when Democratic state senator Elliot Schewel announced his retirement.
How Newman fares against Democrat Barbara Coleman could dictate whether his G-O-P running mate Preston Bryant can win as well.
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IN Q=I hope Preston

((STEVE NEWMAN/R- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I HOPE PRESTON AND I CAN DO WELL TODAY, WE'VE BEEN WORKING WELL TOGETHER AND WE'RE HOPING THAT EVERYONE WILL COME OUT AND VOTE ON THIS FINAL DAY.)) ((BARBARA COLEMAN/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I'M EXCITED. I THINK WE'RE GOING TO MAKE SOME CHANGES IN OUR DISTRICT. WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN LOOKING TOWARD OUR FUTURE, PUTTING OUR CHILDREN FIRST AND WORKING TO BRING OUR COMMUNITIES TOGETHER, RATHER THAN DIVIDE THEM.))
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SUPER=01-Barbara Coleman/(D) State Senate Candidate; :08
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OUT Q=rather than divide them.



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This is Barbara Coleman's first political campaign... the Amherst County school teacher was drafted by the Democrats almost at the last minute to take on Steve Newman.
And as we said, voter turnout in central Virginia has been fairly respectable in this so- called "off" year for elections.
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A ten- candidate race for sheriff in Amherst County and a bitter campaign between House Minority Leader Vance Wilkins and Democrat Ed Plunkett have played a big part in that. Keith?

Stocks


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WRITER=agi
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A tumble for the stock market today.
A weak bond market and weak technology issues forced Nasdaq and the DOW down.
Nasdaq lost 18 points, the DOW dropped nearly 17 to close at 47- hundred- 97.
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Danville-Races


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=THA
TAPE# 95-85
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House of Delegates Candidate Nancy Keel is hoping to win a Southside victory for the Republicans.
DOUBLE BOXES TERESA/KEITH


Teresa Hamilton joins us live from our Danville Newsroom with a look at that race.
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Keith, Nancy Keel is challenging Democratic Incumbent Whitt Clement, who has run un-opposed in Southside for the past eight years.
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((NANCY KEEL/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: IT'S BEEN VERY EXCITING, I FEEL THAT THIS PARTICULAR ELECTION HAS A LOT OF EMOTION BEHIND IT, THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF MONEY SPENT ON IT AND WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF PEOPLE AND TRIED TO PERSUADE A LOT OF VOTERS TO TURN OUT TODAY.))
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OUT Q=turn out today.
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***Teresa's mic hot under vo**
And, Keel like many candidates, began the day early hoping to sway some of those voters in the Republican direction.
The 20th District race has been a challenging one for Southside.
Both Keel and incumbent Whitt Clement have campaigned heavily through the mail.
But one issue both sides agreed on today is the importance of greeting voters at the polls.
Clement, began the day early, casting his own ballot at Ballou Park in Danville.
For Clement, election day, translates to a sigh of relief.
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IN Q=Everybody

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D- DANVILLE: EVERYBODY HAS BEEN VERY FRIENDLY, AT THE SAME TIME I THINK EVERYONE'S SICK OF THIS CAMPAIGN, AND WE HAVE SPOKEN AND NOW IT'S TIME TO LET THE VOTERS DO THEIR SPEAKING. ))
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Keith, officials in Danville and Pittsylvania County we spoke with say voter turnout was better than expected considering the weather. Q&A
(What other races are folks in Southside watching?)



One race would have to be for the 19th District State Senate seat, that one involves incumbent Republican Charles Hawkins and his challenger Joyce Glaise.
And, in Halifax County, there's also a very heated Sheriff's and Commonwealth's attorneys race taking place.

Strickler


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-87
GRAPHIC=NONE


A federal judge has given Tommy David Strickler another chance to appeal his death sentence.
Strickler's execution was set for this Thursday.
But U-S District Judge Robert Merhige stayed the execution.
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Strickler was appointed a new attorney and given 20 days to file the necessary paperwork for a federal appeal.
Strickler was convicted of the January 1990 rape and slaying of Leanne Whitlock, a student at James Madison University.
According to court transcripts, Strickler killed Whitlock by crushing her skull with a 69- pound rock.
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Jefferson-Club


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 95-86
GRAPHIC=NONE


For more than 20 years the Jefferson Club has been one of Roanoke's loftier eating establishments, sitting 16 stories above the city.
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But on December 23rd the dining club atop the First Union building will close its doors.
The club says it has lost a lot of members because of changes in the tax laws regarding business lunches and club dues.
The company managing the property says there are no immediate plans for it
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at this time, but it does have some prospects.
The club might also be converted into office space.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, the National League manager of the year is named by the baseball writers of America.
Dawn Staley returns to UVa for some hoopla tonight.
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And the Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller, who lost his helmet but not his head against Syracuse, has recovered his stolen head gear.
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S-Manager


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-21
GRAPHIC=MAJOR LEAGUES


Last night Lou Piniella captured the American League manager of the year award, and tonight another skipper who lead some over achievers into the postseason gets the national league honor.
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Don Baylor, who guided the Colorado Rockies to the playoffs in just their third year of existence get s the 1995 Award.
Davey Johnson was second in the balloting with the Atlanta' Braves Bobby Cox finishing a distant third.
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S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VB96-1
GRAPHIC=USA National Team


The Virginia Lady Cavaliers host the USA National Team in a women's basketball exhibition at University Hall tonight.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00


UVa fans will get a special treat when former Virginia star and now USA point guard Dawn Staley makes a return to face her alma mater.
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((DAWN STALEY/TEAM USA GUARD:))
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The USA team was in Charlottesville for interviews yesterday. The 11 player squad is in the middle of a 20 game tour where it travels around the country to play the nations top college teams.
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S-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s5-22
GRAPHIC=cowboys


The Dallas Cowboys tuned up for this weekend's much anticipated battle with the 49ers by grounding the Eagles 34-to-12.
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This man had all kids of reasons to smile last night.
Emmitt Smith rushed for 158 and two touchdowns to key the rout.
Emmitt now has 11 hundred and 37 yards in 9 games, and he definitely has a chance to hit the 2000 yard plateau, and possibly surpass it if he stays healthy.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF95-1
GRAPHIC=Tech football


Like area voters, the Virginia Tech football team has also returned to the polls. Tech returns to the Associated Press Top 25 in the number 23 position this week.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :00


And speaking of returning. Last Saturday after Tech's win over Syracuse was assured and Jim Druckenmiller and turned into a cheerleader, someone stole his helmet right out from under his arm. After the game he issued this plea on News 7.
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The plea apparently did not go unheard, as one overzealous, but eventually rational and apologetic fan decided to give back the hat Sunday afternoon.
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((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/VA. TECH QUARTERBACK:))
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OUT Q=...OFF ON HIS WAY."
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Promo


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Just a reminder, News-7 will be with you throughout the evening with the latest election results.
As soon as the returns start coming in, we will crawl them across the bottom of your screen.
Our live election coverage begins at 8 p.m. on the hour and every half hour during the C-B-S movie "Nothing Lasts Forever."
Stay tuned.

7:PM-promo


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The polls have closed.
They're counting your votes.
In a few minutes we'll begin crawling the first election returns across the bottom of your screen- -without interrupting "Wheel of Fortune" or "Seinfeld."
I'll be back in one hour with the most up to date numbers. headquarters and a complete rundown of the results... every 30 minutes. Beginning at EIGHT o'clock- -we'll have LIVE reports from campaign