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7Elections

ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-26
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Voters around the state today cast ballots in a number of races.
In Roanoke, voters will choose a mayor.
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Len Bestoff joins us from a voting precinct this morning.
He's at Fishburn Park Elementary School.
Len, what's the voter turnout been like so far?
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(Len ad lib)
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((GIL BUTLER/ROANOKE ELECTORAL BOARD: WELL, YOU GET A REAL LARGE SHOT IN THE EARLY MORNING PEOPLE GOING TO WORK, WHO GO TO VOTE, AND THEN ESPECIALLY AFTER WORK IS PROBABLY YOUR HEAVIEST TIME. AND THEN THE RETIRED PEOPLE SORT OF COME IN AND OUT ALL DAY LONG. SO IT'S IT'S REALLY VERY SIMILAR TO RUSH HOUR ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS. YOU GET IT ON THE FRONT END AND THE BACK END PRETTY HEAVY.))
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7Monty-Drowning


ANCHOR=Melanie
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In other news this morning,
A four-year-old Christiansburg girl who was pulled from a pond Sunday has died.
Montgomery County officials say Jaimee Deihm (DIE-am) remain submerged in the pond for more than an hour.
Rescue workers were able to restore her heartbeat but doctors said her body was too weak to survive.
She died yesterday.


7Lem-Tuggle


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Death Row inmate Lem Tuggle is scheculed to die next month.
A Smyth County judge has set a June sixth execution date.
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Tuggle is the last surviving member of a six inmate gang that pulled off the largest death-row escape in U-S history in 19-84.
He was convicted of capital murder for the 19-83 rape and killing of Jessie Geneva Havens.
The crime occurred four months after Tuggle was paroled for the 19-71 murder of a 17 year old girl.
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7Patrick-Henry


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Problems over a one point six million dollar mortgage has the owner of the Patrick Henry Hotel answering a lot of questions.
The loan is from the federal government.
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The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently placed an ad that has the landmark on a list of foreclosure properties it's putting on the auction block.
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HUD says the owner of the Patrick Henry has not been making its mortgage payments.
But Affirmative Equities of New York says it's all a misunderstanding, and it will remain the owner of the hotel.
The company says it's working on a deal so it can pay off the mortgage in one lump sum.
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7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be cloudy with showers and possible thunderstorms.
Highs will be around 60 degrees.
For tonight, expect the rain to continue - thunderstorms are likely.
Lows will be in the 50s.
Looking ahead, tomorrow will be a little warmer with partly cloudy skies.
A chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms is likely - highs will be in the low to mid 80s.

55Votes


ANCHOR=Melanie
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It is election day across the state.
In Roanoke, voters are choosing a mayor and city council members.
Turnout has been mixed at some polling places this morning.
Some, like the one at Fishburn Park Elementary, tradionally get a good turnout.
But in Roanoke, it's anticipated that the number of votes cast will be below what it was in 1992, last time the mayor's seat was up for grabs.
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IN Q=Well we feel it's going

((GIL BUTLER/ROANOKE ELECTORAL BOARD: WELL WE FEEL IT'S GOING TO BE LOWER THAN THE 47 PERCENT FROM 92, BECAUSE THAT WAS AN OPEN SEAT RACE AND THE LEVEL OF INTEREST WAS MUCH GREATER. THIS PARTICULAR RACE DOES NOT SEEM TO HAVE GENERATED THE LEVEL OF INTEREST NOR ISSUES, OR SAY, PERSONALITY INVOLVEMENT THAT WOULD GENERATE A PARTICULARLY HIGH TURNOUT. SO WE THINK WE'RE LOOKING AT AROUND 40 PERCENT TOPS AS A TURNOUT.))
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Other communities with big races today include -- Lynchburg, Danville, and Salem.


55Buy-Out


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=Transkrit


In other news this morning, the buy-out of a Roanoke mail- order and printing firm is in the works.
Double Envelope has signaled an intention to acquire Transkrit. Closing is expected within the next month.
Keith Humphry has the story.
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(( Transkrit moved its entire operation to Roanoke from Brewster, New York a in late 1993.
It produces business forms and mailing labels... the ingredients of "junk mail."
There's also a claim of reverse discrimination against Transkrit that may have to be settled before Double takes over.
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((THESE PEOPLE, THEY GOT TO LEARN THAT THEY CAN'T TREAT PEOPLE THAT WAY.))
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Transkrit fired Greg Holdren after not quite nine months on the job as a pressman.
Ironically he'd worked for Double Envelope for eight years but thought Transkrit might offer a better opportunity.
He says Transkrit fired him because he couldn't meet production goals set by the company.
But he says there are half a dozen other pressman at Transkrit with worse performance records, including one WOMAN.
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((WHILE THEY SINGLED ME OUT, THEY SAID I HAD TO PRODUCE MY NUMBERS, SHEILA WASN'T PRODUCING HERS.))
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The woman is NOT named in the federal lawsuit, and we agreed not to name on the air. But she concedes Holdren has a valid complaint.
She also confirmed she's had "trouble with numbers..." that she's not as productive as Holdren and some of her fellow pressmen.
But, she says: Transkrit has never threatened to fire her.
Holdren says an investigator at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission summed up the case for him this way.
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((THEY FIRED YOU BECAUSE YOU HAD LOW PRODUCTION AND YET THEY KEPT A WOMAN THAT MADE LESS PRODUCTION THAN YOU. HE SAID: "THERE'S YOUR CASE."))
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The E-E-O-C has granted Holdren the "right to sue" Transkrit.
Holdren also believes he's a victim of regional bias from his "Yankee" Supervisors.
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Transkrit Chairman Frank Neubauer said only: "We don't comment on any employee-related matters."
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

55Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be cloudy with showers and possible thunderstorms.
Highs will be around 60 degrees.
For tonight, expect the rain to continue - thunderstorms are likely.
Lows will be in the 50s.
For tomorrow, partly cloudy skies and a chance of afternoon thunderstorms Highs will be in the low to mid 80s.

8Turnout


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=election 96


Voters are going to the polls today.
In Roanoke, voters are choosing a mayor and city council members.
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SOT 13:41:33
IN Q=Whaddya think

(( Whaddya think drives a turnout? GIL BUTLER/ROANOKE ELECTORAL BOARD: WELL REALLY IT'S A LEVEL. OF COURSE VOTERS RESPOND MOSTLY TO DISSATISFACTION OR UNHAPPINESS. SO THAT IS A BELLWEATHER IN ANY KIND OF ELECTION, ON ANY LEVEL. ))
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OUT Q=on any level.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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It's anticipated that the number of votes cast will be below what it was in 1992, last time the mayor's seat was up for grabs.
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SOT 13:41:06
IN Q=Well we feel it's going

((GIL BUTLER/ROANOKE ELECTORAL BOARD: WELL WE FEEL IT'S GOING TO BE LOWER THAN THE 47 PERCENT FROM 92, BECAUSE THAT WAS AN OPEN SEAT RACE AND THE LEVEL OF INTEREST WAS MUCH GREATER. THIS PARTICULAR RACE DOES NOT SEEM TO HAVE GENERATED THE LEVEL OF INTEREST NOR ISSUES, OR SAY, PERSONALITY INVOLVEMENT THAT WOULD GENERATE A PARTICULARLY HIGH TURNOUT. SO WE THINK WE'RE LOOKING AT AROUND 40 PERCENT TOPS AS A TURNOUT.))
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OUT Q=as a turnout.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The polls will remain open until seven tonight.

8Monty-Drowning


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WRITER=tal
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A four-year-old Christiansburg girl who was pulled from a pond Sunday has died.
Montgomery County officials say Jaimee Deihm (DIE-am) remain submerged in the pond for more than an hour.
Rescue workers were able to restore her heartbeat but doctors said her body was too weak to survive.
She died yesterday.


8Carman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-40
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He has the dance moves of Elvis-- but the message of Billy Graham.
Contemporary Christian singer Carman took to the stage last night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
And as Kimberly McBroom reports, he hopes his show is expanding the Christian music audience.
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((I LOVE JESUS, HOW 'BOUT YOU? ))
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It's gospel music-- but it makes you want to get up and dance.
Complete with light show, dancers, and large video screen-- contemporary Christian singer Carman brought his "Righteous Invasion of Truth" tour to Roanoke.
Carman's not only promoting his latest C-D of the same title-- but using his upbeat music to spread his faith.
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SOT 16:43:14

((CARMAN/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSICIAN: MUSIC IS INNATE INSIDE ALL OF US. WE ALL HAVE THAT HUNGER, THAT THIRST, INSIDE OF US. SOME OF US ARE GOING TO FILL IT WITH DIFFERENT THINGS. WE JUST TRY TO MAKE SURE THE MUSIC IS FILLED WITH THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS. ))
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And from the looks of this line of fans waiting to get into the show-- apparently plenty of people think his music has the right ingredients.
Carman sings everything from pop to rap to country.
He's been recording since 1981-- and says he'd also like to make Christian- themed films.
But besides performing, Carman's also an outspoken advocate of conservative beliefs-- especially putting prayer back into public schools.
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((WE TOOK OUT THE BIBLE, WE TOOK OUT THE PRAYER, AND WE HAD TO PUT METAL DETECTORS ON THE DOORS. ))
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Carman calls Christian music the medicine to cure society's ills-- but he hopes his performances also make it fun.
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SOT 16:50:29

((THE GOAL IS TO NOT MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE IT'S MEDICINE, BUT MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH TO BE TONIGHT. I'M GLAD I CAME. LAUGHTER. ))
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CLOSING SHOT OF CONCERT
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.


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8Tour


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of dupont s6-9
GRAPHIC=tour dupont


State seven of the Tour DuPont begins this morning in Wytheville.
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video of map
The riders will cover 110 miles to Bristol, on the Tennessee border.
Stage seven starts at eleven and will end at about three.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;


Yesterday, Lance Armstrong continued his domination by winning the sixth stage from Salem to Blacksburg.
That's the fourth stage that the 24-year-old Austin, Texas rider has won.
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8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be cloudy with showers and possible thunderstorms.
Highs will be around 60 degrees.
For tonight, expect the rain to continue - thunderstorms are likely.
Lows will be in the 50s.
Looking ahead, tomorrow will be a little warmer with partly cloudy skies.
A chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely - highs will be in the low to mid 80s.