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7Murder

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Three people are dead and a fourth in police custody following a shooting last night in Halifax County.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


Authorities have charged Raleigh Dean Martin with killing his wife, Marian.
Police say she was shot to death in her home on Wolftrap Road.
And Police believe Martin may be responsible for the murders of a man and a woman found in nearby residence.
They have been identified as Joseph Siffert, Junior and Barbara Hackney.
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7Richmond-Election


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In election news---


Republicans had hoped Virginia would become the first Southern state since Reconstruction to give them control of the legislature -- but it wasn't to be.
Pinnacle Page=1011 House


In the House of Delegates race, Democrats retained their majority taking 52 of the 100 seats.
Republicans took 47 and there was one independent.
Pinnacle Page=1012 Senate


In the Senate, Democrats slipped from their 22 to 18 advantage but still have a 20-20 tie.
Any ties would be broken by Democratic Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer.
Republicans could still get a majority in the Senate if they can persuade conservative Democrat Virgil Goode to switch parties.

7results


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Republicans suffered big losses in the Roanoke valley.
Perhaps the biggest was the defeat of
LEADER=130

freshman Sentator Brandon Bell.
He lost to Roanoke vice mayor John Edwards.
Leader=230


In the delegates race for the 14th district Dick Cranwell, seeking a 13th term, easily defeated Trixie averill.
LEADER=240-


IN the 16TH District Delegate Chip Woodrum defeated Republican challenger and physician Newell Falkinburg.
Leader 250=


And in the 17th districk Delgate Vic Thomas wone a 12th term by defeateing Jeff Artis.
Central Virginia Republicans, however, have PLENTY to be happy about after capturing a Democratic state senate seat, and holding onto a seat in the House of Delegates.
Leader=140 (23rd Senate)


Steve Newman DEFEATED Barbara Coleman.
Leader=280 (23rd House)


While Preston Bryant fills the seat Newman vacated by defeating Gil Cobbs.
In Southside Virginia--
Delegate Whitt Clement has secured a win for the Democrats in the 20th District.
Leader=270


Clement held onto the lead early nd carried that lead throughout the night, defeating Republican Nancy Keel.
Also in Southside, a veteran Leader=120

lawmaker last night secured a win for Republicans.
Charlie Hawkins defeated Joyce Glaise, a Danville teacher. Leader-435
And in Botetourt County -
Republican challenger Joel Branscom was the OVERWHELMING choice for Commonwealth's attorney, capturing SIXTY- THREE percent of the vote.

7Cupp-Marye


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Voters in the 39th Senate District have returned Madison Marye to Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Yesterday;


The 22- year incumbent Democrat was challenged by Blacksburg realtor Pat Cupp for the seat which represents Montgomery, Grayson and Smyth Counties, and parts of Carroll and Pulaski Counties.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night;


Cupp said last night that he knew going in Marye would be tough to beat, but he wouldn't do anything different.
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SOT 22:44:24
IN Q=

((PAT CUPP/R-SENATE CANDIDATE: I'M A WINNER BECAUSE I'VE HAD A GREAT TIME, I'VE LEARNED A LOT, AND HE WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE NOW. HE'S ALREADY BEEN OUT IN PUBLIC, HE'S SAID THINGS, NOW HE'S GONNA HAVE TO GO BACK AND PRODUCE. ))
SUPER=01-Pat Cupp/(R) Senate Candidate;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=back and produce.
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LEADER=220


Meantime, freshman Delegate Jim Shuler holds onto his seat in the 12th House District.
The Blacksburg veterinarian campaigned two years ago and again this year on a pledge to secure and preserve funding for public and higher education.

7Bedford


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In other election news --
Leader=418 & 419 (City and County Consolidation)


Voters in Bedford County and City said a resounding NO to consolidation.
Supporters of the referendum will now have to wait four years to try again.
Leader=421 Sheriff's race


And after early returns the Sheriff's race appears to be decided.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;


Mike Brown has been unofficially voted in as the new sheriff of Bedford County.
Once the results become official Mike Brown will take office on the first of January.
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7weather


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Tuning now to weather,
Today is going to be a cold and windy one, with temperatures in the high 40s.

7Movie-Review


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If all you want is non stop action and nothing else, "Fair Game" delivers.
What it doesn't have is a believeable plot, convincing dialogue or on-screen chemistry between the two main characters.
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SOT TC 8:10:42
IN Q=You're going to hit...

((FAIR GAME/WARNER BROS.: YOU'RE GOING TO HIT THE POLE.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=hit the pole.


This is the much touted debut of model Cindy Crawford.
William Baldwin is her co-star who plays a police detective investigating attempts on her life.
Ms. Crawford plays not a model, not a workout vixen, but an attorney under attack by some very nasty KGB agents with lots of technology and some very big guns.
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SOT TC-8:10:27
IN Q=(Movie action...Hit it.)
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=Nooooooooooo!


And although Crawford looks good, love scenes such as they are, are flat and look like they were added as an afterthought to show off bits and pieces of Cindy.
Unless you're seriously into watching things blow up, give this one a miss.
Fair Game gets a "C-". As for Cindy's acting career, she might want to stick with that day job on MTV.

55Triple-Murders


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Authorities are investigating a TRIPLE murder in Halifax County.
Police found two women and a man shot to death last night in their homes.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co./This Morning;


Two of the victims were discovered at a one story home on Wolftrap Road in Halifax County at around 7:45.
Police this morning removed the bodies of 32- year old Joseph Siffert, Junior and 42- year old Barbara Hackney.
Authorities say it appears they'd been shot more than once.
Police say a third victim was discovered at a neighboring mobile home.
She's been identified as Marian Hackney Martin.
Authorities have charged Martin's husband with her murder.
Raleigh Dean Martin is being held in the Halifax County jail.
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SOT
IN Q=He's been

((MAJOR STEVE CASSADA/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: HE'S BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE MURDER, BUT WE FEEL THAT THEY ARE RELATED, AT THIS TIME WE CAN'T PROVE THAT BUT WE ARE WORKING IN THAT DIRECTION. ))
SUPER=01-Major Steve Cassada/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Department;
RUNS=:10 approx.
OUT Q=in that direction.
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Authorities are not certain of a motive, but say the crime may have been domestic related.
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55Bell


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Yesterday's elections allow Democrats to hold onto control of the General Assembly.
All FOUR Valley House and Senate candidates lost their races.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


The biggest shocker of the evening-- the defeat of incumbent State Senator Brandon Bell.
The freshman senator won't get to serve a second term in the seat he says is tough for Republicans to keep.
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SOT 10:05:10
IN Q=I knew it

((SEN. BRANDON BELL/R- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE AN UPHILL BATTLE-- FOUGHT HARD, FELT LIKE WE DID ALL THAT WE COULD. YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND SMALL THINGS YOU'D SAY YOU WISHED YOU'D HAVE DONE OTHERWISE, BUT I DON'T REALLY FEEL THAT'S A GOOD BY TO APPROACH THINGS. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Brandon Bell/(R) State Senate Candidate;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to approach things
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Bell said he's unsure of what his future plans are -- but he vowed to continue fighting for conservative principles.
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55Averill-Falkinburg


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Meanwhile, Bell's disappointment was echoed by his fellow Republican candidates.
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SOT 9:46:07 Brandon/Trixie tape
IN Q=I'm absolutely devastated

((TRIXIE AVERILL/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: I'M ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATED OVER BRANDON'S RACE. I REALLY AM-- AND JEFF AND NEWELL, AS WELL. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY BRANDON WASN'T ABLE TO PULL THAT OFF. ))
SOT falkinburg last night tape 11:17:11

((NEWELL FALKINBURG/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: I THINK, IN MY OWN RACE, I WAS GOING UP AGAINST A POPULAR INCUMBENT WHO HAD A RECORD THAT MOST PEOPLE FELT WAS A PRETTY GOOD RECORD. AND IT'S PRETTY DIFFICULT TO SAY FIRE HIM AND HIRE ME-- I CAN UNDERSTAND THE VOTERS' RELUCTANCE TO DO THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Trixie Averill/(R) House of Delegates Candidate;
SUPER=01-Newell Falkinburg/(R) House of Delegates Candidate;
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=reluctance to do that
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Falkinburg was defeated by incumbent Delegate Chip Woodrum.



55Cranwell


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House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell returns to Richmond in that same position,
SS=averill

after fighting off the challenge of a republican Trixie Averill.
Leader=230


He won the race with 54 percent of the vote... He said it was a vote against negative campaigns.
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SOT
IN Q=I look out and I see something

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: I LOOK OUT AND I SEE SOMETHING THAT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS CANNOT BUY. I TELL YOU I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU AND THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.))
SUPER=@Cranwell;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=from the bottom of my heart.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/Last Night;


Cranwell celebrated with his supporters in Vinton.
Though he faced an aggressive challenge from Trixie Averill, Cranwell says he and his advisors decided to take the high road.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We figured

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: WE FIGURED IT WAS GOING TO COST US ANYWHERE FROM THREE TO FIVE POINTS IN THE RACE, BUT WE ALSO FELT VERY STRONGLY THAT AT SOME POINT, SOMEWHERE IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS SOMEBODY HAD TO SAY YOU CAN RUN A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN AND YOU CAN WIN, BECAUSE IF IT DOESN'T STOP IT'S GOING TO DESTROY THE FABRIC OF OUR POLITICAL AND ELECTORAL PROCESS.))
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=and electoral process.
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Cranwell extended a hand to George Allen and the Republicans.
He said the parties can work together during the last two years of the Allen administration, if the Governor will put aside what Cranwell describes as "strident rhetoric."

55Weather


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Tuning now to weather,
Today is going to be cold and windy with temperatures only reaching the 40s.

8Halifax-Murders


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Halifax County authoritis this morning have a suspect in a triple homicide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./This Morning;


Authorities have charged Raleigh Dean Martin with killing his wife, Marian.
Police say she was shot to death in her home on Wolftrap Road.
And Police believe Martin may be responsible for the murders of a man and a woman found in nearby residence.
They have been identified as Joseph Siffert, Junior and Barbara Hackney.
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8Richmond-Election


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-90
GRAPHIC=Election 95


In election news, Republicans have failed to seize controle of the General Assembly.
Pinnacle Page=1011 House


In the House of Delegates race, Democrats retained their majority taking 52 of the 100 seats.
Republicans took 47 and there was one independent.
Pinnacle Page=1012 Senate


The two parties split the state Senate with each taking 20 of the 40 seats.
Any ties would be broken by Democratic Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer.

8results


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TAPE#95-95
GRAPHIC=Election 95


Republicans suffered big losses in the Roanoke valley.
LEADER=130

Perhaps the biggest was the defeat of freshman Senator Brandon Bell.
He lost to Roanoke vice mayor John Edwards by a wide margin.
Leader=230


In the delegates race for the 14th district Dick Cranwell, seeking a 13th term, defeated Republican challenger Trixie averill with 54 percent of the vote.
LEADER=240-


IN the 16TH District Delegate Chip Woodrum defeated Republican challenger and physician Newell Falkinburg.
Woodrum now takes a 9th term.
Leader 250=


And in the 17th districk Delgate Vic Thomas won a 12th term by defeateing former high school teacher Jeff Artis. Central Virginia Republicans,
however, have PLENTY to be happy about Leader=140 (23rd Senate)

after capturing a Democratic state senate seat, and holding onto a seat in the House of Delegates.
Steve Newman DEFEATED Barbara Coleman.
Leader=280 (23rd House)


While Preston Bryant fills the seat Newman vacated by defeating Gil Cobbs.
In Southside Virginia--
Delegate Whitt Clement has secured Leader=270

a win for the Democrats in the 20th District.
Clement held onto the lead early nd carried that lead throughout the night, defeating Republican Nancy Keel.
Leader=120


Also in Southside, a veteran lawmaker last night secured a win for Republicans.
Charlie Hawkins defeated Joyce Glaise, a Danville teacher. Leader-435
And in Botetourt County -
Republican challenger Joel Branscom was the OVERWHELMING choice for Commonwealth's attorney, capturing SIXTY- THREE percent of the vote.

8Cupp-Marye


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=CUTIN
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-100
Leader=170


Meantime in the 39th district Madison Marye claims victory.
He has held office since 19-73.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Yesterday;


The Democrat was challenged by Blacksburg realtor Pat Cupp for the seat which represents Montgomery, Grayson and Smyth Counties, and parts of Carroll and Pulaski Counties.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night;


Cupp said last night that he knew going in Marye would be tough to beat, but he wouldn't do anything different.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 22:44:24
IN Q=

((PAT CUPP/R-SENATE CANDIDATE: I'M A WINNER BECAUSE I'VE HAD A GREAT TIME, I'VE LEARNED A LOT, AND HE WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE NOW. HE'S ALREADY BEEN OUT IN PUBLIC, HE'S SAID THINGS, NOW HE'S GONNA HAVE TO GO BACK AND PRODUCE. ))
SUPER=01-Pat Cupp/(R) Senate Candidate;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=back and produce.
ANCHOR=Melanie
LEADER=220


Meantime, freshman Delegate Jim Shuler holds onto his seat in the 12th House District.
The Blacksburg veterinarian campaigned two years ago and again this year on a pledge to secure and preserve funding for public and higher education.

8Bedford


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TAPE#95-92
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Leader=418 & 419 (City and County Consolidation)


Voters in Bedford County and City said NO to consolidation.
Supporters of the referendum will have to wait four years to try again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;


And Bedford County has a new sheriff.
Mike Brown won with 35 percent of the vote. Brown will take office January first.
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8weather


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Turning now to weather,
Today is going to be a cold and windy one, with temperatures in the high 40s.
Tonight will become clear and less windy - temperautures are going to drop Tomorrow's will be a little warmer, with highs near the 50s. into the low 20s.