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7local-RACES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


Today is election day '96.
Virginia's approximately three million registered voters will not only decide on a president, but also a U-S senator and members of Congress.
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VO-NAT
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Polls show Republican incumbent John Warner with a solid lead, as he seeks his fourth term in the U-S Senate.
His Democratic challenger, multi-millionaire businessman Mark Warner, is making his first run for public office.
In the sixth district Congressional race, Republican incumbent Bob Goodlatte is seeking his third term in Congress.
He is challenged by Democrat Jeff Grey, who has taken a leave from his job as a communications technician.
Also in the race is Libertarian challenger, Jay Rutledge.
In the race for a seat in Congress representing the 9th district, incumbent and Democrat Rick Boucher is seeking his 8th term.
His challengers are Republican Patrick Muldoon, a first year Law student at William and Mary,
and reform Party Candidate Tom Roberts.
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7Elect-Live


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=bmy
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The polls opened across the region about 90 minutes ago.
Local registrar's say this year the number of voters registered is high, but in some places turnout is expected to be at about 70 percent.
Election Double Boxes=Melanie and Beth/Microwave


Beth Myer is at Wasena Elementary school in Roanoke, one of the city's busiest voting precincts.
Beth, what kind of turnout have you seen so far?
Live=Beth Full/Microwave
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Election Double Boxes=Melanie and Beth/Microwave




7L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


Lynchburg fire ivestigators believe smoking is to blame for Sunday's fatal house fire.
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80- year- old Russell T. Iseman (EYE-suh-min) died when his Toledo Avenue home caught fire.
Investigators say (EYE-suh-min) Iseman was a heavy smoker, and a stray cigar apparently ignited a chair in his living room.
The fire smoldered for some time before neighbors noticed the smoke and called the fire department.
It's believed (EYE-suh-min) Iseman died of smoke inhalation several hours before the fire was reported.
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7Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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A four year old boy died last from injuries sustained in a car accident.
Police say Jeremiah Garret Warf was was riding in a car with his mother when she ran off route 7-35 in Carroll County and hit a tree.
Authorities say the boy was not wearing a seat belt.
He died after being transported to the hospital.

7Pensions


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=NONE


The checks weren't in the mail.
Roanoke City Retirees didn't receive their pension checks until yesterday.
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VO-NAT
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The city uses a third party company called Best Mail Services... to sort and send its letters.
The checks were supposed to be received on October 31st... but a processing mix up held up delivery until yesterday.
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IN Q=For those

((JIM GRISSO/ROANOKE CITY FINANCE DIRECTOR: FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE A CHECK, THEY DIDN'T HAVE USE OF THEIR MONEY. THE WEEKEND CAME. A LOT OF RETIREES LIVE FROM CHECK TO CHECK AND NEED THE MONEY TO BUY MEDICINE AND GROCERIES AND PAY BILLS . WHEN IT DOESN'T SHOW UP IN THE MAIL, THEY GET CONCERNED ABOUT IT. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Grisso/Roanoke Finance Director;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=about it
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Grisso says all of the checks should be delivered by today.
He would not speculate on the city's future dealings with Best Mailing Services.
However, he did say the company's contract expires in March.
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7WEATHER


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Turning now to your Tuesday forecast,
Temperatures should almost reach 60 today, under mostly cloudy skies.
Tonight, expect lows in the mid 40s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 11/6/96

SUPER=130-40/Randy Ferguson/Huddleston;



SUPER=130-70/Mattie Ziegler/Ridgeway;



SUPER=130-/Melissa Austin/Ferrum;



SUPER=130-8/Victoria Holland/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-7/Trey Pratt/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-8/Christopher Harless/Bedford;



SUPER=130-100/Bertha Shockey/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-56/William Harvey Sr./Roanoke;



SUPER=130-42/Rick Aultice/Lynchburg;


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55STATE-RACES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


Virginia voters are heading to the polls this morning to make several decisions in election '96.
Voters will not only decide on a President, but also a U-S senator and members of Congress.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Polls show Republican incumbent John Warner with a solid lead, as he seeks his fourth term in the U-S Senate.
His Democratic challenger, multi-millionaire businessman Mark Warner, is making his first run for public office.
In the fifth district Congressional race, Republican George Landrith is making his second try at public office.
He is challenging state Senator Virgil Goode, who has held his state office for 23 years.
And reform candidate Tex Wood is the third candidate running in the fifth district race.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Also on the ballot are five proposed changes to the state constitution.

55Elect-Live


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


The Polls have been open for about 2 hours now.
Local registrars say more voters registered in the past, and in some places turnout is expected to be at about 70 percent.
Election Double Boxes=Melanie and Beth/Microwave


Beth Myer is at Wasena Elementary school in Roanoke, one of the city's busiest voting precincts.
Beth, is there still a short wait to vote?
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Election Double Boxes=Melanie and Beth/Microwave




55Danville-Regional


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=Trigon


Virginia's largest health insurer says it plans to drop Danville Regional Medical Center from its network.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


A press release from Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield indicates the move is a financial one.
The health insurer says the hospital's costs are approximately 30-percent higher than those of comparable facilities in the area.
A Danville Regional spokesman says the hospital was under the impression it still had 60-days to work out a new contract.
If the two sides are not able to reach an agreement, the hospital will be dumped from Trigon's network January first.
Danville Regional says regardless of the outcome, patients with Trigon coverage will NOT be turned away.
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55WEATHER


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SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Mostly Cloudy/Afternoon Showers/57-59/Mostly Cloudy/Light

Winds/44-47;

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Turning now to your Tuesday forecast,
Temperatures should almost reach 60 today, under mostly cloudy skies.
Tonight, expect lows in the mid 40s. cutopen
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8local-RACES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


For the candidates in Election '96, the campaigning is done and all that's left is to await the will of the voters.
Virginia voters will not only decide on a president, but also a U-S senator and members of Congress.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Polls show Republican incumbent John Warner with a solid lead, as he seeks his fourth term in the U-S Senate.
His Democratic challenger, multi-millionaire businessman Mark Warner, is making his first run for public office.
In the sixth district Congressional race, Republican incumbent Bob Goodlatte is seeking his third term in Congress.
He is challenged by Democrat Jeff Grey, who has taken a leave from his job as a communications technician.
Also in the race is Libertarian challenger, Jay Rutledge.
In the race for a seat in Congress representing the 9th district, incumbent and Democrat Rick Boucher is seeking his 8th term.
His challengers are Republican Patrick Muldoon, a first year Law student at William and Mary,
and reform Party Candidate Tom Roberts.
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8elect-Live


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Throughout the region the polls opened at 6 this morning.
Election Double Boxes=Melanie and Beth/Microwave


Beth Myer is at Wasena Elementary school in Roanoke, one of the city's busiest voting precincts.
Beth, what kind of turnout have you seen so far?
Live=Beth Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Beth1;
SUPER=46-Roanoke;
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(Rollcue: We did catch up with Bob Goodlatte as he came by this morning.)
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((BOB GOODLATTE: ))
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OUT Q=in the next congress
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Beth mic hot
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Election Double Boxes=Melanie and Beth/Microwave




8Legionnaires'


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


Even for an outbreak, it's a high number of cases.
The New River Valley now has 16 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' Disease, in the FIRST outbreak Virginia's ever had.
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State, local, and federal health officials continue combing the region-- they're looking for a common environmental cause.
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SOT 17:19:31
IN Q=We're also

((JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT: WE'RE ALSO NOW LOOKING AT INDIVIDUALS IN THE COMMUNITY WHO DO NOT HAVE LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE AND WE'RE INTERVIEWING THEM IN DEPTH TO COMPARE THEM WITH CAWES THAT DO HAVE TO LOOK FOR LINKAGES AND EXPOSURES ON THOSE CASES. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District;
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OUT Q=those cases.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


This latest patient is an 80- year- old man, one of three people still hospitalized with Legionnaires' Disease.
Of the 16 patients, one has died-- most of the others, though, are at home, doing fine.

8WEATHER


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SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
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Winds/44-47;

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Turning now to your Tuesday forecast,
Temperatures should almost reach 60 today, under mostly cloudy skies. Adlib over extended Tonight, expect lows in the mid 40s.