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7Candidates


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Personal Property Tax


One of the top issues throughout the race for Virginia governor has been the personal property tax -- and it was no different last night in Richmond.
Both candidates touted their respective plans to reduce the tax during the televised debate.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night;


Republican Jim Gilmore says it's time for some relief for working people.
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SOT DEBATE#2 21:54:50
IN Q=I KNOW

((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOV.: I KNOW YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE HIGH TAX ENVIRONMENT YOU LIVE IN. THE HIGH TAX YOU HAVE TO PAY. PEOPLE WHO WORK EVERYDAY AND GO TO AND FROM WORK BEATING IT UP AND DOWN THE ROAD TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING AND THEN EVERY YEAR THEY GET THIS TAX IMPOSED ON THEM. I'M GONNA ELIMINATE THAT PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX.))
SUPER=@GILMORE1;
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OUT Q=ELIMINATE THAT PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX.
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But Don Beyer insists Gilmore's plan isn't fair to southwest Virginia.
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SOT DEBATE #2 21:15:07
IN Q=THE EXACT SAME CAR

((DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOV.: THE EXACT SAME CAR IN BATH CO. UNDER YOUR PLAN WOULD GET A 15-DOLLAR TAX BREAK. IN FAIRFAX COUNTY A 563-DOLLAR TAX BREAK. THE EXACT SAME CAR. THAT'S A SHIFT OF ABOUT 550-DOLLARS FROM ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS TO FAIRFAX CO.))
SUPER=@BEYER1;
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OUT Q=FAIRFAX COUNTY.
Talent=Melanie
SS=Doug Wilder


Meantime former Governor Doug Wilder, who moderated the debate, had a telephone chat yesterday with President Clinton.
Clinton called to urge Wilder to endorse Don Beyer.
Jim Gilmore is also seeking Wilder's backing.
But the former governor still hasn't made an endorsement.

7E-React-Debate


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


Don Beyer was cheered on in the debate by local Democrats in Vinton.
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SUPER=03-Vinton;


Beyer fans watched the debate at Democrat Dick Cranwell's campaign headquarters.
Harry Nickens says Beyer is the best choice for residents of western Virginia.
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SOT 08:45:13
IN Q=He's going to

((HARRY NICKENS/BEYER SUPPORTER: IF YOU HEARD THE DEBATE YOURSELF, YOU'LL KNOW THAT THE INFLUENCE OF THE TIDEWATER AREA AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA AREA IS GOING TO BE PREDOMINATING THE GILMORE ADMINISTRATION AND DON BEYER I JUST DON'T THINK WILL THAT WILL HAPPEN. HE'LL BE A GOVERNOR FOR VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/Beyer Supporter;
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OUT Q= for Virginia.
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People at this gathering used the get together as an opportunity to ready the troops.
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SOT 08:49:47
IN Q= It helps us

((GERALD HOLT/BEYER SUPPORTER: IT HELPS US TO KEEP FOCUSED AND ALSO YOU KNOW, THIS CLOSE TO ELECTION DAY, ITS KIND OF LIKE A PEP RALLY FOR EVERYONE.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Holt/Beyer Supporter ;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q= rally for everyone.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Republicans


Roanoke Valley Republicans did not sponsor a debate party-
Local activist Hugh Key said party members expected Gilmore to, "slam dunk" Beyer, so there wasn't a need to pay much attention to the debate.

7E-City-Council


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TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Things are looking better for Roanoke's Henry Street residents, where it appears redevelopment plans are back on track.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


City Council has approved an agreement with the Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation- a new group that will spearhead improvements there.
The group and a South Carolina consultant have succeeded where others have failed, bringing together Gainsboro residents, city officials, and other community leaders.
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IN Q=We've had individual

((CLAUDIA WHITWORTH/RNDC CHAIRMAN: WE'VE HAD INDIVIDUAL EFFORTS WHICH JUST COULDN'T SWIM, BUT THIS F.A. JOHNSON CONSULTING FIRM THAT CAME IN TO MIX ALL THE OIL AND THE WATER TOGETHER HAS REALLY MADE THE DIFFERENCE AND WE'RE JUST OVERJOYED BY COUNCIL'S UNANIMOUS VOTE OF CONFIDENCE TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Claudia Whitworth/RNDC Chairman;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=vote of confidence today.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The First Union Corporation has contributed ten thousand dollars to the new group.
And city council has re-allocated more than 140-thousand dollars of Community Development funds that were already earmarked for Henry Street.

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Taking a look at your Monday forecast... Another summerlike day with Mostly sunny skies -- highs reaching the mid to upper 80's again today.
Tonight looks clear with mild nighttime lows in the 50's maybe reaching 60 degrees.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 10/8/97
Wednesday:

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SUPER=130-65/Jan Apgar/Elliston;



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SUPER=130-7/Zack Brodie/Martinsville;



(Anniversary)
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SUPER=130-8/Jon-Phillip Ryan/Ringgold;


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55Debate


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


A negative tone at last night's Richmond debate between the candidates for governor.
Democrat Don Beyer tried
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night;

to portray Republican Jim Gilmore as the candidate of religious broadcaster Pat Robertson.
But Gilmore made no apologies.
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SOT DEBATE#2 21:12:46
IN Q= AS FOR

((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOV.: AS FOR PAT ROBERTSON, I HAVE A BROAD RANGE OF SUPPORT FROM PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THIS PARTY, INCLUDING CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=@GILMORE1;
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OUT Q=OF PEOPLE.
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Beyer was grilled on his campaign contributors-- and a weekend fundraiser attended by President Clinton and Vice President Gore.
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SOT debate #2 21:35:39
IN Q=WE RAISED A

((DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOV.: WE RAISED A MODERATE AMOUNT OF MONEY. FAR LESS THAN MY OPPONENT HAS RAISED. BUT WE RAISED MONEY FROM VIRGINIANS. WE RAISED IT FROM THOSE WHO WANTED TO HEAR THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT SPEAK. WE DIDN'T GET CAUGHT UP IN ALL THE FUNDRAISING PROBLEMS AFFECTING DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS IN WASHINGTON RIGHT NOW. ))
SUPER=@BEYER1;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=RIGHT NOW
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VO-NAT


Polls indicate the race is still too close to call.
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Talent=Melanie
SS=Doug Wilder


Meantime former Governor Doug Wilder, who moderated the debate, had a telephone chat yesterday with President Clinton.
Mr. Clinton called to urge Wilder to endorse Don Beyer.
Jim Gilmore is also seeking Wilder's backing.
But the former governor still hasn't picked a candidate to endorse.

55E-Wythe-Prosecutor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=Legal Sclaes


Some big changes in Wythe County General District court.
Tommy (Bared) Baird recently notified county officials he and his assistants will no longer handle SOME misdemeanor cases.
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SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


The ones in question are considered "state offenses"-- and include driving under the influence and assault and battery.
(Bared) Baird says he'll continue to operate this way until the county pays him more than 20-thousand dollars.
He says it's money he's owed for paying assistants out of his own pocket.
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11:26:37
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IN Q=The officers

((TOMMY BAIRD/WYTHE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.:THE OFFICERS HAVE NO ONE TO PRESENT THEIR CASE ON THEIR BEHALF AND THE JUDGE HAS TO REMAIN IMPARTIAL, HE CAN'T PROSECUTE THE CASES, AND IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT UNLESS THE MATTER IS RESOLVED. ))
SUPER=01-Tommy Baird/Wythe Co. Commonwealth's Atty.; :
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OUT Q=is resolved.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Legal Scales


(Bared) Baird is still prosecuting misdemeanor cases considered "county offenses" because the county pays him 50-dollars per case.
Wythe County's administrator declined to talk on camera-- but the county board of supervisors will address the issue when it meets tonight at Sheffey Elementary School.


55E-City-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Redevelopment plans appear to be staying alfoat for Roanoke's Henry Street.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


City Council has approved an agreement with the Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation- a new group that will spearhead improvements there.
The group and a South Carolina consultant have succeeded where others have failed, bringing together Gainsboro residents, city officials, and other community leaders.
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SOT 15:10:31
IN Q=We've had individual

((CLAUDIA WHITWORTH/RNDC CHAIRMAN: WE'VE HAD INDIVIDUAL EFFORTS WHICH JUST COULDN'T SWIM, BUT THIS F.A. JOHNSON CONSULTING FIRM THAT CAME IN TO MIX ALL THE OIL AND THE WATER TOGETHER HAS REALLY MADE THE DIFFERENCE AND WE'RE JUST OVERJOYED BY COUNCIL'S UNANIMOUS VOTE OF CONFIDENCE TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Claudia Whitworth/RNDC Chairman;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=vote of confidence today.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The First Union Corporation has contributed ten thousand dollars to the new group.
And city council has re-allocated more than 140-thousand dollars of Community Development funds that were already earmarked for Henry Street.

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Taking a look at your Monday forecast... Another summerlike day with Mostly sunny skies -- highs reaching the mid to upper 80's again today.
Tonight looks clear with mild nighttime lows in the 50's maybe reaching 60 degrees.
And taking a look ahead...
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8Candidates


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Personal Property Tax


The Personal Property Tax has emerged as the top issue in race for governor.
At last night's televised debate both candidates praised their respective plans.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night;


Republican Jim Gilmore says it's time for some relief for working people.
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SOT DEBATE#2 21:54:50
IN Q=I KNOW

((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOV.: I KNOW YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE HIGH TAX ENVIRONMENT YOU LIVE IN. THE HIGH TAX YOU HAVE TO PAY. PEOPLE WHO WORK EVERYDAY AND GO TO AND FROM WORK BEATING IT UP AND DOWN THE ROAD TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING AND THEN EVERY YEAR THEY GET THIS TAX IMPOSED ON THEM. I'M GONNA ELIMINATE THAT PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX.))
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OUT Q=ELIMINATE THAT PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX.
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But Don Beyer insists Gilmore's plan isn't fair to southwest Virginia.
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SOT DEBATE #2 21:15:07
IN Q=THE EXACT SAME CAR

((DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOV.: THE EXACT SAME CAR IN BATH CO. UNDER YOUR PLAN WOULD GET A 15-DOLLAR TAX BREAK. IN FAIRFAX COUNTY A 563-DOLLAR TAX BREAK. THE EXACT SAME CAR. THAT'S A SHIFT OF ABOUT 550-DOLLARS FROM ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS TO FAIRFAX CO.))
SUPER=@BEYER1;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=FAIRFAX COUNTY.
Talent=Melanie
SS=Doug Wilder


Meantime former Governor Doug Wilder, who moderated the debate, had a telephone chat yesterday with President Clinton.
Clinton called to urge Wilder to endorse Don Beyer.
But the former governor still hasn't make an endorsement.

8E-React-Debate


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


Beyer supports in the Roanoke valley gathered to watch the debate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


They watched it at Democrat Dick Cranwell's campaign headquarters.
Harry Nickens says Beyer is the best choice for residents of western Virginia.
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SOT 08:45:13
IN Q=He's going to

((HARRY NICKENS/BEYER SUPPORTER: IF YOU HEARD THE DEBATE YOURSELF, YOU'LL KNOW THAT THE INFLUENCE OF THE TIDEWATER AREA AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA AREA IS GOING TO BE PREDOMINATING THE GILMORE ADMINISTRATION AND DON BEYER I JUST DON'T THINK WILL THAT WILL HAPPEN. HE'LL BE A GOVERNOR FOR VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/Beyer Supporter;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q= for Virginia.
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VO-NAT


Beyers supporters used the get together as an opportunity to ready the troops.
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SOT 08:49:47
IN Q= It helps us

((GERALD HOLT/BEYER SUPPORTER: IT HELPS US TO KEEP FOCUSED AND ALSO YOU KNOW, THIS CLOSE TO ELECTION DAY, ITS KIND OF LIKE A PEP RALLY FOR EVERYONE.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Holt/Beyer Supporter ;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q= rally for everyone.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Republicans


Roanoke Valley Republicans did not sponsor a debate party-
Local activist Hugh Key said party members expected Gilmore to, "slam dunk" Beyer, so there wasn't a need to pay much attention to the debate.

8E-Bedford-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-70
GRAPHIC=Education


And there was a debate in Bedford County last night for the candidates running for school board and the Board of supervisors.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Only one school board hopeful showed up at the Staunton River High School debate.
James Fields says schools are crowded, and the school system is two and half million dollars in the red.
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SOT4:59:57
IN Q=THE SCHOOL BOARD

((JAMES FIELDS/SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE: THE SCHOOL BOARD ACTS AS IT DOESN'T KNOW HOW OR WHY IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED. THIS IS IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT THEY MUST APPROVE ALL EXPENDITURES AND THE BUDGET. THE COUNTY SUPERVISORS EXPRESSED SUPRISE AT THE NO EXCUSES ARE ACCEPTABLE. ))
SUPER=01-James Fields/School Board Candidate;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=are acceptable.
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Candidates for SUPERVISOR focused on ways to increase revenues.
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SOT 5:11:27
IN Q=WE NEED TO

((ROGER CHEEK/BEDFORD COUNTY SUPERVISOR: WE NEED TO INCREASE INDUSTRY TO BEDFORD COUNTY. THAT WILL CREATE JOBS FOR OUR CITIZENS, AND REVENUE WILL HELP EASE THE TAX BURDEN PLACED ON BEDFORD COUNTY TAXPAYERS.))
SUPER=01-Roger Cheek/Bedford Co. Supervisor;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=COUNTY TAXPAYERS
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Cheek's challenger says Bedford county needs to pursue more businesses.
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SOT 5:13:45
IN Q=

((STEVEN WILKENSON/BEDFORD COUNTY SUPERVISOR CANDIDATE: THAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GROW OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO BALANCE OUT OUR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. AND YOU'VE HEARD IT 3 TIMES TONIGHT, SO IT MUST BE TRUE.))
SUPER=01-Steven Wilkenson/Bedford Co. Supervisor Candidate;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=it must be true.
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VO-NAT


There are two more debates scheduled before the election.
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8E-Pay-phones


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=NONE


The next time you use a pay phone, take lots of change with you.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Pay phone deregulation begins nationwide today, allowing pay phone operators to charge whatever they want for a local call.
They can also limit how much time you get for your money.
Last year, congress stripped the states of their authority to regulate pay phone prices.
Virginia fought back in court but lost.
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Taking a look at your Tuesday weather outlook... Mostly sunny skies -- highs reaching the mid to upper 80's again today.
Tonight looks clear with mild nighttime lows in the 50's maybe reaching 60 degrees.
And taking a look ahead...
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