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7ATTORNEY-GENERAL


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Voters go to the polls today to settle a four way race for the Republican nomination for attorney General.
Democrat Bill Dolan already is the democratic candidate.
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In November he will face either Virginia Beach state senator Ken Stolle, Chesapeake state senator Mark Earley, former state secretary of public safety Jerry Kilgore and northern Virginia attorney Gil Davis.
A low turnout is predicted.
The polls are open until seven.
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7P-Fielder-Holland


ANCHOR=Melanie
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And Roanoke voters head to the poles today to decide who will represent the Democrats in November as the candidate for the city's Commissioner of Revenue.
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The Democratic primary pits incumbent Marsha Compton Fielder against Sherman Holland, a 16- year veteran of the Commissioner's office.
Both spent yesterday encouraging supporters to vote in today's primary.
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IN Q=The promises I made to

((MARSHA COMPTON FIELDER/COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: THE PROMISES I MADE TO THE CITIZENS WHO ELECTED ME WHEN I RAN IN 1993, I ACCOMPLISHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IN THE FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE. AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER, I'M NOT FINISHED YET. I HAVE WORK YET TO BE DONE FOR THE CITIZENS.)) ((SHERMAN HOLLAND/COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE CANDIDATE: I BELIEVE THE TAXPAYERS DESERVE A REPRESENTATIVE THAT'S GOING TO KEEP THEM IN MIND, SOMEONE WHO IS LOYAL TO THE TAXPAYERS, WHO'S LOYAL TO THE CITIZENS, EVERY DAY CITIZENS AND THE SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
SUPER=01-Marsha Compton Fielder/(D) Commissioner of Revenue; :00
SUPER=01-Sherman Holland/(D) Commissioner of Revenue Cand.; :15
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Last night republicans chose Banker Guy Byrd as their candidate to go up against the winner of the democratic primary.

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The Republicans have made their choice in the race.
Banker Guy Byrd got the nod last night at the Roanoke City Municipal building.
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Byrd says his strong business background makes him an ideal choice for Commissioner of the Revenue.
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((GUY BYRD/NOMINEE FOR COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE: IT'S IMPORTANT TO THE CITIZENS THAT EVERYBODY RECEIVES FAIR AND EQUAL APPLICATION OF THE TAX RATES, WHATEVER THEY ARE, COUNCIL SETS THE RATES, EVERYBODY HAS AN OBLIGATION TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE, NO MORE, NO LESS. ))
SUPER=01-Guy W. Byrd, Jr./(R) Commissioner of Revenue Cand.;
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Byrd has been in banking for more than 30 years.
He's well known for getting Valley Bank off the ground.
He served as C-E-O there for a year-- last year he stepped down.
Byrd was the only candidate in the running-- that after Don Hogan bowed out in favor of Byrd.
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7E-amherst-award


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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After his family's house caught fire a 10- year- old Amherst County boy helped his family escape safely.
Last night, Duane Campbell was honored for his heroic efforts.
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Sheriff Jimmy Ayers presented Duane with a plaque for his bravery and heroism on the night of April 10th.
When he smelled smoke in his family's home, Duane alerted his mother and younger brother, and led them to safety through a window.
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(( ))
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The boy's father was out of town on the night of the fire, and had high praise for his son's actions.
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After the night's ceremony, Duane joined in the 5th grade graduation ceremonies at Temperance Elementary.
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7E-Dublin-Ax


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A Dublin man is in critical condition this morning- after running out in front of a car at the intersection of Route 11 and Giles Avenue in Dublin.
According to police- a friend motioned the 35- year- old man across Route 11- the man apparently did NOT see the car coming.
The victim was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial hospital last night.
The car's driver was not hurt.


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Turning to the Tuesday forecast-- mostly sunny and very pleasant today.
Highs becoming more springlike, reaching the low 80s.
Clear skies tonight, with lows falling into the mid to upper 50s.
Partly sunny skies tomorrow, and warm again.
Highs near 80.
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55ATTORNEY-GENERAL


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It's decision day in the Republican primary for attorney general.
Polls are open statewide today in the four-way battle over who will run against Democrat William Dolan this fall.
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The contenders are Virginia Beach state senator Ken Stolle, Chesapeake state senator Mark Earley, former state secretary of public safety Jerry Kilgore and northern Virginia attorney Gil Davis.
A low turnout is predicted.
Polls will be open up until seven tonight.
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55commissioner-race


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In Roanoke, voters will cast ballots in the in the local primary for commissioner of revenue.
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Incumbent Marsha Compton Fielder faces Sherman Holland, a 16 year veteran of the commissioner's office.
The winner will run against Republican Guy Byrd.
Byrd was selected last night at the Roanoke City Muncipal building.
He is the former C-E-O of Valley Bank.
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55E-Meningitis


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In Pulaski, a 44- year- old resident is hospitalized and in stable condition with (Meningo-cosee-mia) meningococcemia.
The patient is an employee at RADVA Corporation.
This particular infection is not the central nervous system infection-- meningitis, but it can be contagious and can CAUSE meningitis.
Only those in the patient's household will undergo antibiotic treatments.
About 70 cases of meningitis are reported each year in Virginia.

55E-Memorial-Service


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-21
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Some Christiansburg elementary Students marked the death a classmate and also used the occassion to share what they've learned about safety.
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The grade schoolers planted trees and bushes in memory of seven- year- old Samantha Rentch.
The little girl died last month when she was thrown from the back of a pick-up.
Samantha's classmates also donated a book to the school library in her memory.
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((THERESA LAZIK/SAMANTHA'S FRIEND:SHE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND SHE WAS NICE TO PLAY WITH. TRECA RENTCH/SAMANTHA'S MOTHER:I DO APPRECIATE WHAT THEY'RE DONING, SAMANTHA LOVED SCHOOL, SHE WAS A GOOD STUDENT, SHE LOVED HER TEACHERS, SHE WAS A GOOD BABY, SHE WAS REALLY GOOD.))
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Samantha's classmates have been learning about the dangers associated with riding in the back of a truck.
Some of the older students have drafted a letter they'd like to send to lawmakers outlining their concerns.
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Let's now check out the springlike forecast--
Mostly sunny and warmer today, with highs reaching the low 80s.
Skies staying clear overnight, with lows in the mid to upper 50s.
Sunshine sticking around for tomorrow, too-- highs around 80.
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8ATTORNEY-GENERAL


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Polls are open statewide today in the four-way battle over who will run against Democrat Bill Dolan this fall for Attorney General.
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His Republican contenders include Virginia Beach state senator Ken Stolle, Chesapeake state senator Mark Earley, former state secretary of public safety Jerry Kilgore and northern Virginia attorney Gil Davis.
A low turnout is predicted.
The polls are open until seven.
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8E-Fielder-Holland


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-26
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The Republican primary for Attorney General is getting statewide attention from voters.
But Roanoke voters may be just as fascinated by the race for Commissioner of Revenue.
Joe Dashiell spent the day before the election with the candidates in the Democratic primary.
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((Sherman Holland was shopping for support at a local grocery store, hoping a handshake and a quick greeting would translate into a few more votes on Tuesday. NAT SOUND
A sixteen- year veteran of the Commissioner of Revenue's office, he says he will represent everyday citizens and small businesses.
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IN Q=I think the key issue

((SHERMAN HOLLAND/D- COMM. OF REVENUE CANDIDATE: I THINK THE KEY ISSUE IS FAIR AND CONSISTENCY. I THINK THAT HAS BEEN OUR MESSAGE AND ONCE THE MUNICIPAL AUDITORS CAME OUT WITH THEIR REPORT AND THEIR REVIEW. IT CLEARLY STATES THAT IT'S NOT BEING DONE FAIR AND CONSISTENTLY.))
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Marsha Compton Fielder spent the day before the Democratic Primary working the phones. NAT SOUND
First elected Commissioner of Revenue four years ago, Fielder says the recent city audit and criticism of her office are flawed and politically motivated.
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IN Q=The promises I made

((MARSHA COMPTON FIELDER/D- COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: THE PROMISES I MADE TO THE CITIZENS WHO ELECTED ME WHEN I RAN IN 1993, I ACCOMPLISHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IN THE FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER, I'M NOT FINISHED YET. I HAVE WORK YET TO BE DONE FOR THE CITIZENS.))
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And plenty of work ahead in the next 24 hours, as the candidates make sure their message reaches Roanoke Democrats.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

8E-byrd


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Meanwhile, Roanoke Republicans already know who will be up against the Democratic nominee for Commmisioner of Revenue.
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Republican Guy Byrd got the nod to run against the eventual nominee.
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Byrd is a former Banker-- he helped found the Valley Bank and served as C-E-O there for more than a year.
He says his business background makes him the ideal candidate.
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((GUY W. BIRD, JR. THIS SHOULD BE A VERY PROFESSIONALLY RUN BUSINESS-LIKE OPERATION, A LOT OF MONEY COMES THROUGH THIS OFFICE, REAL ESTATE, PROPERTY TAXES, BUSINESS LICENSES, THE PRIMARY THINGS, IT'S ALL IMPORTANT TO THE CITY.))
SUPER=01-Guy W. Byrd, Jr./(R) Comm. of Revenue Candidate;
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The Republicans failed to nominate any candidates for Commonwealth's Attorney, Sheriff, or Treasurer.
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8E-New-Homes


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-35
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Two new low- income homes are about to be built in Northwest Roanoke.
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A ground breaking ceremony kicked off a project by the Blue Ridge Housing Development Corporation to build two affordable homes in the 600 block of Loudon Avenue.
The houses will cost anywhere from 55 to 80-thousand dollars.
Construction will start in about two weeks.
Executive Director Alvin Nash says this type of initiative is important for economic development and the image of the community.
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((ALVIN NASH/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BLUE RIDGE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: WE ARE GOING TO TRY AND FILL THE NICHE OF BUILDING BETTER AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLUS EDUCATING AS TO WHAT IT TAKES TO ACQUIRE HOUSING ))
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The agency also plans to build homes in southeast Roanoke and historic Gainesboro.

8weather


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Time again for the Tuesday weather outlook--
A mostly sunny and pleasant day in store for us.
Daytime highs reaching the low 80s.
Clear tonight, with lows in the mid to upper 50s.
Partly sunny tomorrow, and mild again.
Highs around 80.
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