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They're making a little progress in New Mexico against the latest in a series of wildfires,
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and we'll have a live report from the polls as voters cast their ballots in a number of races including the contest for Roanoke mayor. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Turnout


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It's election day and some important positions are up for grabs around the state.
Important offices on the line in Roanoke include those of the mayor and city council.
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The polls opened at six this morning -- and Len Bestoff is standing by at Fishburn Park Elementary.
Len?
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Fires


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The governor of New Mexico has declared a state of emergency in his fire-ravaged state.
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Thousands of people had to leave their homes in a community near the Carson National Forest.
The fire is now moving toward the Red River ski resort where one resident says the blizzard of ash reminds him of snow.
Firefighters are having difficulty getting access to the flames because of the steep terrain.
More fire crews are expected on the scene later today.
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Monty-Drowning


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A four year old girl who spent more than an hour under water Sunday- lost her fight for life.
Jaimee Lynn (DIE-am) Dieahm was resusitated by rescuers but died yesterday at the hospital.
The girl fell into a pond where she'd been playing with several older children.
Montgomery County sheriff Doug Marrs says the other kids tried to pull her to safety with a stick, but the child could not hold on.
Christiansburg police sergeant Hank Epperly found her under water and rescuers revived her.
She remained on life support until she died.

Lem-Tuggle


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A judge in Smyth County has set a June sixth execution date for Lem Tuggle.
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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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War-Crimes


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The first international war crimes trial since World War Two is under way this morning in the Netherlands.
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The U-N tribunal is the international community's attempt to punish atrocities committed during the Bosnian conflict.
A 41- year old former bar owner is also accused of the murder and torture of Muslims and Croats in the Bosnian conflict.
The trial is expected to last up to four months, with up to 150 witnesses being called.
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In other news related to Bosnia, two U-S soldiers in Bosnia have been seriously injured in a mess hall fire.
The soldiers will be flown to Germany later today for treatment.

1-Sports


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Turning now to sports --
Mike Stevens has the latest from the N-F-L.
Good morning Mike.
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Transkrit


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A Roanoke mail- order and printing firm is about to be bought out.
TRANSKRIT's been part of the Roanoke business community only a few years.
But Double Envelope has signaled an intention to acquire Transkrit- with a closing expected within the next month.
Keith Humphry has more on the merger and a lawsuit that could have some bearing on it.
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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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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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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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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."
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Phone-Bill


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Your phone bill could be going up.
That's despite a new law that's supposed to keep prices down.
Consumer groups say phone companies are asking federal regulators to boost the cost of the most basic local service by ten dollars a month over the next five years.


Contraceptives


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A couple of stories regarding women's health this morning.
The "Boston Globe" reports the National Cancer Institute may recommend that women start getting regular mammograms starting at age 40.
The institute had set 50 as the standard.
Meantime, federal health officials are worried a popular injectable contraceptive may increase the risk of AIDS.
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This follows word that researchers in New York found monkeys given progesterone were seven times more likely to become infected when exposed to a virus similar to the AIDS virus.
Officials are moving swiftly to start new human research on progestin.
Progestin is a synthetic hormone similar to progesterone and is widely sold as an injectable contraceptive.
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2-scores


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Seattle has a two-to-nothing series lead after nailing an N-B-A playoff-record 20 three-pointers in a victory over Houston.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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Two-Larry


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(Roll cue:) Spring arrives early in Floyd Co..
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Firefighters have been working throughout the night in northern New Mexico as they battle a 75-hundred acre forest fire.
So far, about a thousand residents have been forced from their homes.
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The defense begins its case today in a Whitewater-related trial in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Governor Jim Guy Tucker, and President Clinton's former business partners Jim and Susan McDougal, are on trial for allegedly misusing three million dollars in federally backed loans.
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And stage seven of the Tour DuPont begins in Wytheville today.
Lance Armstrong continues to dominate -- winning stage six yesterday in Blacksburg.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, May 7th.
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wildfires


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Fire crews battling the latest wildfire in New Mexico say they've made some headway.
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The once-fast-moving fire in the Carson National Forest has slowed.
But not before it burned 75-hundred acres of land, destroyed dozens of buildings and forced one-thousand people from their homes.
More fire crews are expected on the scene today.
About 100 of the 500 firefighters assigned to the blaze worked through the night.
The governor of New Mexico, meanwhile, has declared a state of emergency.
Shortly after the announcement, another fire broke out about 120 miles away, charring two-thousand acres of grass and brush.
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Elections


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The long campaign trail ends for many politicians today at polling places around the state.
One of the main seats on the line in Roanoke - the mayor's.
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Len Bestoff joins us this morning from Fishburn Park Elementary with an update.
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Gas-Tax


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The Senate could vote as early as today on a temporary repeal of the 1993 gasoline tax increase.
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole proposed the rollback less than two weeks ago.
Senate Democrats concede that the G-O-P has the votes to push the measure through.


Whitewater


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The defense begins its case before a Whitewater jury in Arkansas today with fewer charges.
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Yesterday the judge threw out several counts against two of the three defendants, Susan McDougal and Governor Jim Guy Tucker.
Charges against James McDougal remain.
All three still face felony charges for taking loans from federally backed banks.
President Clinton has not been charged.
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Clinton-live


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President Clinton is out to "kick butts" today -- as in cigarette butts.
The President is taking his anti-smoking teen campaign to Woodbridge High School in New Jersey, where he'll meet with students and address a rally.
It's one of more than a dozen anti-smoking rallies scheduled across the country today.
Meantime, things were rocking at the White House last night.
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Singers Linda Rondstadt and Aaron Neville performed for the first family.
The special performance was taped for an upcoming special called, "In Performance at the White House."
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3-Sports


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In sports--
Mike Stevens has the latest on the Tour DuPont.
Good morning Mike.
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Vote


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The day that many politicians have been working toward is finally here - today is election day.
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Len Bestoff joins us from Fishburn Park Elementary to give us an update on the polls since they opened this morning at six o'clock.
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Tuggle


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A judge in Smyth County has set a June sixth execution date for Lem Tuggle.
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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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Buy-Out


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A Roanoke mail- order and printing firm is about to be bought out.
Double Envelope has signaled an intention to acquire Transkrit- with a closing expected within the next month.
Keith Humphry has more on the merger and a lawsuit that could have some bearing on it.
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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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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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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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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."
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Tour


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Today's stage of the Tour DuPont bicycle race begins 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 this morning and will end at about three.
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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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4-scores


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Turning now to Carolina League action -- Lynchburg and
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Salem both lost their games last night.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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