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7Warner

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TAPE#96-49
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Senator John Warner is celebrating a victory this morning. leader
By a 2-to-1 margin, the incumbant has won the Republican nomination for a fourth term in the Senate.
He defeated challenger Jim Miller in yesterday's primary.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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7Miller


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What a difference a few hours make.
Early yesterday Miller seemed ready to pull an upset.
But that quickly changed once the precincts started to report.
Scott Prince has that story.
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((Jim Miller was greeted by a rousing ovation... but it wasn't nearly enough.
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((JIM MILLER/DEFEATED CANDIDATE: IT'S OBVIOUS JOHN WARNER HAS WON THIS ELECTION... BY A TWO TO ONE MARGIN. ))
He proved to be no match for incumbent John Warner.
But it was almost as if Miller supporters knew that before the first numbers were read.
Only a few dozen actually came out for the party, just barely out- numbering members of the media.
The turnout seemed to mirror Miller's showing at the polls.
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((MILLER: I JUST TALKED TO HIM ON THE TELEPHONE. I SAID I STARTED OUT TO 'WHOOP' YOU AND I THINK YOU 'WHOOPED' ME.))
The resounding loss could be construed as a devastating blow to Virginia's Christian Right.
But some say the numbers don't really reflect that... believing other factors were involved.
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((ANNE KINCAID/REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST: YOU CAN'T BLAME THAT KIND OF MONEY AND TAR AND FEATHERING ON LACK OF CLOUT ON THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT.)) ((REPORTER: MILLER SAYS HE WILL SUPPORT JOHN WARNER IN THE GENERAL ELECTION. AS FOR HIS OWN POLITICAL FUTURE... HE LEFT NO INDICATION. SCOTT PRINCE, NEWS- 7, RICHMOND.))))

7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
More rain today with a chance for thunderstorms this afternoon. stormwatch
A flash flood watch is in effect from Henry County on up through the Highlands and into the Shenandoah Valley.
Highs will be in the low to mid 80s.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with lows in the mid 60s.
The some sun should return tomorrow with highs in the 80s.

552Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-49
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Now that he has beaten his challenger, Senator John Warner expects the Republican Party to unite behind him.
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Warner easily won his party's nomination yesterday.
Jim Miller's challenge from the right pulled only 34- percent support.
The well-funded Warner thanked financial contributors for getting his message out to voters.
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((THOSE VIRGINIA VOTERS RESPONDED VERY, VERY DECISIVELY.))
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((THE RIGHT LESSON IS YOU SHOULD'T GO TOO FAR TO THE RIGHT EVEN IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. THE CHRISTIAN COALITION COULDNT'T WIN A GENERAL ELECTION IN '94 WHEN THEY TRIED TO ELECT OLIVER NORTH. THEY COULDN'T EVEN WIN A REPUBLICAN PRIMARY IN 1996 WHEN THEY TRIED TO ELECT JIM MILLER.))
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Jim Miller joined the throng of fellow Republicans urging a mending of fences, and threw his support behind Warner for the fall contest against Democrat Mark Warner.
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55L'burg-Council


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TAPE#96-46
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In other news --
Members of the Moose Lodge in Lynchburg will have to find another place to build a new lodge and recreational facilities.
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The fraternity had sought to rezone 50 acres of property on Fleetwood Drive to build a lodge, baseball fields and a par- three golf course.
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Lodge members say they need to expand to create a more family- oriented fraternal organization.
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((PROCTOR HARVEY/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: WE AGAIN WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT THE MOOSE ORGANIZATION IS TRYING TO CREATE FAMILY INTEREST IN A FAMILY FRATERNITY RATHER THAN JUST MEN ONLY AND THEY'RE DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB OF THAT AND THEY'VE PORTRAYED THAT TO US.))
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But neighbors say it's THEIR families that would be adversely affected by any new development.
Dozens of them turned out last night to let city council know they oppose the project.
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((JEFFREY SCOTT/RESIDENT: AND TO PUT A MOOSE LODGE IN ACROSS THE STREET FROM US THAT SERVES ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES NO MATTER HOW WELL IT'S DECORATED AND UPKEPT, IT DROPS MY PROPERTY VALUE AND THE PROPERTY VALUE OF EVERYONE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD.))
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Several council members said they liked the idea of the project, but didn't feel it was appropriate for that neighborhood.
The rezoning request was denied by a five to one vote.
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55School-Board


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TAPE#96-48
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Lynchburg city council members were also busy last night making appointments to the city school board.
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Chairman Julius Sigler and vice chairman Marie Harris were reappointed to their posts on the board.
And outgoing District Three member Kelvin Moore was replaced by retired youth probation officer Harry Smith Junior.
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((REV. CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK HE'S GOING TO BE EXCELLENT IN RELATION TO DISCIPLINE, HE'S GOING TO BE GOOD IN LOOKING AT THE OVERALL PROGRAM OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM ESPECIALLY WITH SOME OF OUR AT- RISK PROBLEMS.)) ((JUNIUS HASKINS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: DR. SIGLER, MARIE HARRIS HAVE DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB AS CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE SCHOOL BOARD, AND ANY ONE WHO TRIED TO TAMPER WITH THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES AND THEIR ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP HAD TO HAVE A POSITIVE REASON.))
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SUPER=01-Junius Haskins/Lynchburg Council Member; :12
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Just last month, Haskins and councilman Jim Curling walked out of a council meeting because they felt the school board appointments were becoming too partisan.
All three appointees received unanimous approval of council last night.
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55Fire-Chief


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Roanoke County has a new fire chief.
Richard E. Burch comes to the department from Hanover County where he served as the Deputy Fire Chief and Emergency Services Coordinator.
Burch was selected from 140 applicants and is the current President of the State Fire Chiefs Association.
His first day on the job will be August 1.

55Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
More rain and afternoon thunderstorms today.
A flash flood watch is in effect from Henry County on up through the Highlands and into the Shenandoah Valley.
Highs will be in the low to mid 80s.

8Franklin-Murder


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TAPE#96-42
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Franklin County records its second murder of 19-96.
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Police say Jeffery Glenn Norris was found shot to death yesterday in a mobile home off Route 6-0-7 in Henry.
Norris was reportedly staying at the home with friends after a recent breakup with his girlfriend.
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So far there are no motives or suspects.

82Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-49
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It'll be Warner against Warner in the race for U-S Senate.
Incumbant John Warner crushed a challenge by former Reagan administration budget director Jim Miller for his Senate Seat.
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Warner easily won his party's nomination.
Miller's challenge from the right pulled only 34- percent support.
The well-funded Warner thanked financial contributors for getting his message out to voters.
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((THOSE VIRGINIA VOTERS RESPONDED VERY, VERY DECISIVELY.))
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((THE RIGHT LESSON IS YOU SHOULD'T GO TOO FAR TO THE RIGHT EVEN IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. THE CHRISTIAN COALITION COULDNT'T WIN A GENERAL ELECTION IN '94 WHEN THEY TRIED TO ELECT OLIVER NORTH. THEY COULDN'T EVEN WIN A REPUBLICAN PRIMARY IN 1996 WHEN THEY TRIED TO ELECT JIM MILLER.))
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Jim Miller joined the throng of fellow Republicans urging a mending of fences, and threw his support behind Warner for the fall contest against Democrat Mark Warner.
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8Voter-Turnout


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TAPE#96-34
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In the Roanoke Valley some of Warner's supporters say it was the high voter turnout that made the difference.
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Yesterday morning four to five percent of the voters were at the polls in Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and Salem.
It picked up by afternoon as the numbers averaged between 11 and 13 percent.
But when the polls closed those numbers had skyrocketed to 18 to 21 percent.
Warner supporters say the moderates have spoken.
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((BETH BROOKS/JOHN WARNER SUPPORTER: THE VOTER TURNOUT INDICATES THAT THE MODERATES CAME OUT TO VOTE. WE KNEW THAT THE MORE CONSERVATIVE ELEMENT OF THE PARTY WOULD VOTE FOR JIM MILLER. BUT THE HIGHER THE NUMBERS WENT THE MORE CHANCE WE HAD FOR WARNER. AND IT'S OBVIOUS THE MODERATES VOTED IN THIS ELECTION.))
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Roanoke city election officials say despite the fact their city is predominately Democratic there was large voter turnout.
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8Campaign-money


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Out of 50 states, Virginia ranks forty-nineth in providing the public campaign contribution information.
That's according to a recent study done by Contributions-Watch, a nonprofit research organization based in Northern Virginia.
The secretary of Virginia's Board of Elections disagrees with the finding, but says state record-keeping is behind the times.
The Board of Elections is studying ways to improve public access to its records.

8Lottery


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TAPE#96-40
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Virginia Lottery players will have another game of chance to play come September.
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Virginia is joining Maryland, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Michigan in a multi-state lottery that'll be called "The Big Game".
Jackpots will start at four million dollars.
They could exceed 50 million.
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Players will pay a dollar for each play and choose five numbers from one to 50, as well as an additional number from one to 25.

8Rubatex


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The company that owns Rubatex in Bedford has bought out a competitor.
R-B-X Holdings of Roanoke has purchased the Ensolite division of the Uniroyal Technology Corporation.
Ensolite makes closed cell foam products used in things like pool floats, life jackets, and automotive gasket devices.
R-B-X does NOT anticipate this will mean any new jobs for its foam rubber plant in Bedford, which employs more than 800 people.

8Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
More rain and afternoon thunderstorms today.
A flash flood watch is in effect from Henry County on up through the Highlands and into the Shenandoah Valley. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s.