06:00-01

GOP-Ticket

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=Election 97


Jim Gilmore will become Virginia's next governor.
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take race 100-leader
With 56 percent of the vote he easily beat Democrat Don Beyer. take race 110-leader
And 50 percent of the vote gave Republican John Hager the Lieutenant Governor's seat over L. F. Payne. take race 120-leader
Mark Earley won the Attorney General spot with 57 percent of the vote.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Election 97


A first-ever Republican sweep of the statewide offices in Virginia yesterday may mean more than the end of the car tax it promises to ax.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night;


The resounding victories of Jim Gilmore, John Hager, and Mark Earley may change some minds about certain kinds of attack ads.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 22:21:52
IN Q=The day

((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: THE DAY IS PAST WHEN WE IN VIRGINIA WILL PLAY UPON THE FEARS OF OUR CITIZENS IN ORDER TO FRIGHTEN THEM INTO VOTING ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. THIS ELECTION IS NOT ABOUT FEAR.))
SOT 20:51:59 EARLEY INTERVIEW TAPE

((PAT ROBERTSON/TELEVANGELIST: WELL IT'S A MARVELOUS VINDICATION. IT SAYS THAT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA ARE JUST TOO INTELLIGENT TO FALL FOR A CAMPAIGN OF ANY RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY.))
SUPER=01-Jim Gilmore/Governor-Elect; :00
SUPER=01-Pat Robertson/Televangelist; :14
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=religious bigotry.
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VO-NAT


Attorney General-Elect Mark Earley says he's humbled by the win, and ready to carry on the George Allen- Jim Gilmore legacy.
Lieutenant Governor-Elect John Hager says he'll gladly cast the tie-breaking vote in the state senate to advance the efforts of a Jim Gilmore administration.
Gilmore says the car tax cut is "job one" when the General Assembly reconvenes in January.
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Referendum


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=SGO
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=Election 97


Roanoke voters overwhelmingly passed a 39-million dollar bond issue last night.
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take race 770-leader
The money -- plus 43 million in matching government funds -- will go toward streets, parks and other capital improvements in the city. take race 780-leader
Voters also upheld the current system of electing city council members at large.
A ward system would have divided the city into seven different neighborhoods, each responsible for electing ONE council member.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 09.07.34 - 09.07.51
IN Q=and i think

((ROANOKE MAYOR DAVID BOWERS: AND I THINK THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE SAID WE WANT A SYSTEM THAT IS CONCERNED ABOUT NEIGHBORHOODS BUT BY AND LARGE MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE ENTIRE ROANOKE COMMUNITY. AND THAT'S WHAT WE DO, THE PUBLIC SAID, THE CURRENT SYSTEM DOES IT WELL.))
SUPER=@Bowers;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=CURRENT SYSTEM DOES IT WELL.
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Wipe to race 760-leader Kimberly-mic hot
Roanokers elected Democrat Sherman Holland as their new Commissioner of revenue. take race 790-leader
The last referendum on the ballot for Roanokers was the proposal that would've cleared the way for off-track betting on horse races.
Roanoke and take race 640-leader
Martinsville voters both defeated the proposal.
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Byron-Salem


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=election 97


In Lynchburg,
The Republicans held on to the seat vacated by Joyce Crouch.
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take race 200-leader
Voters elected Kathy Byron with 59 percent of the vote to Kaye Lipscomb's 41 percent. take race 820-leader
And in Salem the race for Sheriff came down to the wire.
Incumbent Everette Obenshain (oh-ben-shane) squeaked out 51 percent of the vote to Dennis Murphy's 49 percent.
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ELECTION-DAY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Election '97


New Jersey was the only other state to elect a governor yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Trenton, NJ;


It was a close race but another victory for the G-O-P.
Incumbent Christie Todd Whitman defeated Democrat Jim McGreevey.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


In New York City, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, another Republican, won re- election.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Ballot measures dominated the Northwest elections.
Oregon voters decided to keep the state's assisted-suicide law on the books.
Washington state voters rejected tougher requirements for owning guns and turned back a proposal to legalize heroin, marijuana and L-S-D for medical use.

AU-PAIR


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Those waiting for a news on a crucial ruling in the au pair murder case will have to watch the web.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cambridge, MA;


Massachusetts Judge Hiller Zobel (zoh- Bell) is deciding whether to alter the second-degree murder conviction of Louise Woodward.
He plans to put his ruling on the Internet.
The judge could overturn the jury's decision, lower the conviction from second-degree murder to manslaughter or grant a new trial.
(----------------)


2-L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=fire


Three people were injured this morning in a Lynchburg house fire, one of them seriously.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Just after midnight, fire crews were called to 17- 46 Otey Street.
They arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the rear of the building, and two women trapped in a second- story window.
Firefighters rescued them and found a third victim in a first floor bedroom.
She reportedly suffered heavy smoke inhalation and was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital.
Authorities believe a woodstove in the rear of the home may have sparked the blaze.
(----------------)



One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-12
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record Set
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;

ROLL COLD OUT OF BREAK
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Jimmie Steele/Genealogy Teacher; :18
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :29
RUNS=2:58
OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' returns.



(tosses to stocks)

Stocks
Comm#2


Democrats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=election 97


Jim Gilmore will start packing soon in preparation to move into the Governor's mansion.
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take race 100-leader
Fifty-six percent of voters supported Gilmore over Democrat Don Beyer. take race 110-leader
And fellow Republican John Hager will become the next Lieutenant Governor with 50 percent of the vote to L. F. Payne's 45 percent. take race 120-leader
Mark Earley picks up the Attorney General's spot with 57 percent of the vote.
Democrat Bill Dolan pulled in 43 percent.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=va democrats


Virginia Democrats had little to celebrate last night. The Republican sweep represented a resounding defeat.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The party faithfuls had prepared for the worst, but the failure to win even one of the statewide offices, left the democrats looking toward the next election.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=And tomorrow

(( ))
SUPER=07-Lt. Gov. Don Beyer;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=God Bless you.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Beyer said he will remain active in the state Democratic party, but his place in elective politics is uncertain after losing by such a wide margin.

Bedrosian


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-87
GRAPHIC=election 97


It was a close race in Roanoke County..
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take race 170-leader
House Majority leader Dick Cranwell barely held on to his seat in the House of delegates.
He ended up with 52 percent of the vote.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=election 97


Al Bedrosian says he would do it all again and he wouldn't do anything differently.
On a shoe-string budget he ran a tight race nearly unseating a 26 year incumbent.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:48:09
IN Q=MY WHOLE THING

((AL BEDROSIAN: MY WHOLE THING ABOUT GETTING INTO POLITICS WASN'T ABOUT AL BEDROSIAN OR DICK CRANWELL. IT WAS ABOUT CHANGING THE WAY PEOPLE LOOKED AT GOVERNMENT AND THE WAY GOVERNMENT RESPONDED.))
SUPER=07-Al Bedrosian;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=THE WAY GOVERNMENT RESPONDED.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Bedrosian says voters are looking for a change in the way politicians do business.
He says his 48-percent vote total proves that.
Bedrosian says if he does run again, family values and clean campaigning will once again be his platform.
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Johnson


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-72
GRAPHIC=election 97


Bob Johnson says his landslide win affirms Roanoke County is on the right track.
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take race 800-leader
He ended up with 62 percent of the vote in the Board of Supervisor's race.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


Johnson says attacks from Challenger Don Terp didn't stick with the voters.

(/////SOT/////)
SOT 21:02:24
IN Q=

((BOB JOHNSON/ROANOKE COUNTY SUPERVISOR CHAIRMAN: 62 PERCENT OF THE VOTE, WHEN OUR OPPONENT WAS SAYING THIS WAS GOING TO BE AN ASTRONOMICAL DEFEAT, I THINK SPEAKS VOLUMES FOR THE CAMPAIGN WE RAN.))
OUT Q=campaign we ran.

butt/butt/butt
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:24:15
IN Q=THE MORE YOU

((DON TERP: THE MORE YOU GET INTO IT, THE WORSE IT LOOKS. IF I'M NOT THE ONE TO DO IT, SOMEONE ELSE IS GOING TO HAVE TO IT. BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO HAVE TO BE DONE-- IT'S GOING TO HAVE TO BE CLEANED UP. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Roanoke Co. Supervisor;:00
SUPER=07-Don Terp; :11
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=to be cleaned up.
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VO-NAT


Johnson's reelection sends him back to the Roanoke County Board for his fourth term.
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Montgomery-Supervisors


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=election 97


A former school teacher with more than 35- years of service is joining the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Last Night;


Annette Perkins beat challenger Frank Baker in District A with 75- percent of the vote.
The former government teacher monitored the numbers closely along with fellow democrats who gathered at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=I've worked

((ANNETTE PERKINS/D- MONTGOMERY CO. SUPERVISOR:I'VE WORKED VERY HARD TO SERVE THE CITIZENS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY ON THE SCHOOL BOARD, CHILDREN ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO ME AND WHAT HAPPENS WITH THOSE CHILDREN SO I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE OUT THERE SAW THAT I HAD A DESIRE TO SERVE THEM AND THAT I HAD SOME EXPERTISE WHICH I COULD BRING TO THAT BOARD. ))
SUPER=01-Annette Perkins/(D) Montgomery Co. Supervisor;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=that board.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Jim (Pull-itis) Politis will also serve on the board of supervisors.
The Republican, who says he'd do it all again, beat out three candidates in the district D race.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It was

((JIM POLITIS/R- MONTGOMERY CO. SUPERVISOR:IT WAS ENJOYABLE BECAUSE OF THE PEOPLE YOU MEET AND THE ATTITUDE PEOPLE HAVE. I WAS REALLY AMAZED WHEN I KNOCKED AS A STRANGER ON SOMEBODY'S DOOR THAT HEY WOULD BE RECEPTIVE TO JUST A COUPLE OF WORDS FROM YOU AND BE VERY POLITE.))
SUPER=01-Jim Politis/(R) Montgomery Co. Supervisor; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=very polite.
ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=HOLD


Incumbent Joe Stewart will remain as a supervisor-- beating challenger Jim Smith.

Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;



(ad lib)



Double Boxes=SPA & KMC
(toss to Kimberly)



Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Republicans

***ANCHOR TAG***
Republican dominance.
That's the story being heard on the national stage today because of its volume in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls was with the history-making G-O-P ticket in Richmond.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Well is everybody
SUPER=01-Jim Gilmore/Governor-Elect; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond; :15
SUPER=01-Mark Earley/Attorney General-Elect; :47
SUPER=01-John Hager/Lt. Governor-Elect; :57
SUPER=@wilkins; 1:15
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:20
RUNS=1:39
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

((
sot 22:14:22

((JIM GILMORE: WELL IS EVERYBODY READY FOR ANOTHER GREAT FOUR YEARS IN VIRGINIA?))
runs=:04


The cigar cloud tearing a hole in the ozone over Richmond said it all.
sot 23:27:07 INTERVIEW

((JIM GILMORE: IT'S NEVER HAPPENED IN VIRGINIA THIS WAY BEFORE AND WE'RE PROUD OF THIS.))
runs=:03


That's as close to joy as this buttoned-down man was willing to show on camera.
In fact, he doesn't even think his victory was about HIM.
sot 23:26:35

((JIM GILMORE: WELL I THINK THAT IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE STRONG ISSUES THAT I HAVE PUT FORWARD IN THIS CAMPAIGN, GREAT STANDARDS, ADDITIONAL TEACHERS TO REDUCE CLASS SIZES. AND THE ELIMINATION OF THE CAR TAX. I'VE RUN ON WHAT I BELIEVE ARE THE HOPES AND DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE.))
runs=:15


Governor-elect Jim Gilmore does admit it may have had more to do with the car tax than education... something his ticket mates played up heavily in the final days to ride to victory.
sot 21:31:47

((MARK EARLEY: BUT I THINK TONIGHT THAT WE ALSO OUGHT TO BE HUMBLED AND WE OUGHT TO REALLY ASK TO BE MADE WORTHY OF THE TASK THAT THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA HAVE GIVEN ALL OF US.))
runs=:10



sot 21:48:34

((JOHN HAGER: WE NOW HAVE AT THE BALLOT BOX WHAT I'M FIRMLY CONVINCED WE'VE HAD FOR YEARS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE.))
runs=:06


There's one other place Republicans can look for this resounding victory-- outgoing Governor George Allen.
Republicans can look only to the House of Delegates now to find Virginia Democrats still reigning -- and that's by a whisker.
sot 23:16:16

((VANCE WILKINS: WE SHOULD HAVE 48 AT LEAST. MAYBE WE CAN SQUEEZE ONE MORE.))
runs=:05



sot standup 23:35:29

((IT'S NOT LOST ON THESE REPUBLICANS THAT HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER DICK CRANWELL SURVIVED BY AN UNCOMFORTABLY CLOSE MARGIN. HE IS AFTER ALL THE MAN WHO SAID EVEN IF JIM GILMORE WAS ELECTED, HIS CAR TAX CUT WAS DEAD ON ARRIVAL. NOW IT'S TOP OF JIM GILMORE'S AGENDA IN JANUARY. EQ, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
runs=:20))
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take race 100-leader Melanie mic hot
In the Governor's race Jim Gilmore received 56 percent of the vote to Don Beyer's 43 percent. take race 110-leader
John Hager won the Lieutenant Governor's spot with 50 percent of the vote to L. F. Payne's 45 percent. take race 120-leader
And Mark Earley becomes Attorney General with 57 percent of the vote to Bill Dolan's 43 percent.
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Roanoke-Races


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=election 97


Roanoke will have a new Commissioner of Revenue.
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take race 760-leader
Democrat Sherman Holland walks away with 53 percent of the vote, to Republican Guy Byrd's 47 percent. take race 770-leader
Roanoke voters also overwhelmingly passed a 39-million dollar bond issue. take race 780-leader
But they shot down an attempt to change the way City Council members are elected.
A ward system would have divided the city into different neighborhoods with one representative per area. take race 790-leader
Voters also said no to an attempt to bring off track betting to the area. take race 640-leader
MARTINSVILLE voters ALSO rejected the idea of off- track betting. take race 820-leader
In Salem it was a difficult fight for Incumbent Sheriff Everette Obenshain
(oh-ben-shane) who kept his job by a slim margin.


He had 51 percent of the vote to opponent Dennis Murphy's 49 percent
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Bryant-Feinman


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=election 97


In the 23rd District, incumbent Republican Preston Bryant cruised to an easy victory over Democratic challenger Jim Feinman.
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take race 210-leader
Bryant received 63 percent of the vote to Feinman's 37 percent.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


He spent most of the campaign shrugging off attacks from Feinman about his record on education, crime and the environment.
The former Lynchburg city councilman says he's eager to start a second term in Richmond.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:22:52
IN Q=I've learned a

((PRESTON BRYANT/R- 23RD DISTRICT WINNER: I'VE LEARNED A LOT THESE FIRST TWO YEARS AND I THINK THAT FOR THE THIRD AND FOURTH YEARS OF MY CAREER IN THE HOUSE, I THINK WE'LL BE ABLE TO BE INCREASINGLY PRODUCTIVE FOR THE PEOPLE OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Del. Preston Bryant/(R) 23rd District; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=of central Virginia.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Feinman blamed his loss on the strong Republican showing across the state.
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NAT-ELECTION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Election '97


The G-O-P also held on to the top job in New Jersey and New York.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Trenton, NJ;


Governor Christe Whitman won re-election in a razor thin race against Democrat Jim McGreevey.
McGreevey took advantage of voter anger over high car insurance.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was re-elected in a landslide.
During Giuliani's administration crime has been reduced in the nation's largest city.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Election '97


Ballot measures dominated the Northwest elections.
Oregon voters have decided to keep the state's assisted-suicide law on the books.
Washington state voters turned back a proposal to legalize heroin, marijuana and L-S-D for medical use.

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-12
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record Set
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon

ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=This Mornin' we have
SUPER=13-Jimmie Steele/Genealogy Teacher; :16
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :48
RUNS=3:06
OUT Q=it is as addictive as drugs


Steve Live If you'd like to know when the next genealogy class is coming up at the Roanoke City Public Library
SUPER=16-(540) 853-2073/Roanoke City Public Library;

you can call them at 540-853-2073.


Double Boxes=SPA & MEL
(Toss to Melanie)


Beyer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=va republicans


Republicans are celebrating a clean sweep of Virginia's three top offices.
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take race 100-leader
Jim Gilmore won 56 of the vote to Don Beyer's 43 percent.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Va Democrats


Despite Don Beyer's optimism that the polls would be proven wrong, election day was a bitter disappointment for Virginia Democrats.
Joe Dashiell reports on the results and the reaction.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=When the sun comes
SUPER=07-Lt. Gov. Don Beyer; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night; :12
SUPER=@Robb; :23
SUPER=01-Mark Warner/Former U.S. Senate Candidate; :51
RUNS=:59
OUT Q=JD News 7 Richmond
((SOT
IN Q=When the sun comes up

(( ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=god bless you.


Virginia Democrats were left with nothing but the next election to encourage them.
The Republican sweep brought congratulations and grudging praise for a successful campaign.
SOT
IN Q=I think the rather superficial

((SEN. CHUCK ROBB: I THINK THE RATHER SUPERFICIAL APPEAL OF A SLOGAN IS PRETTY HARD TO BEAT, PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU HAVE A VERY DISCIPLINED APPROACH TO PRESSING YOUR CASE AND I THINK THERE'S NO QUESTION THEY DID A GOOD DISCIPLINED JOB OF PRESENTING IT AND THEY HAD THE MONEY TO REINFORCE IT.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=the money to reinforce it.


But the success of the gilmore campaign, and a three word slogan in particular, left democrats wondering what went wrong... and how they can recover.
SOT
IN Q=I'm frustrated

((MARK WARNER/FORMER U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I'M FRUSTRATED THAT WE DIDN'T GET MORE PEOPLE ENGAGED AND I THINK ISSUES BEYOND SLOGANEERING, AND THAT'S GOING TO BE OUR CHALLENGE GOING FORWARD.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=challenge going forward.


Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))

Cranwell


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-69
GRAPHIC=Cranwell, Dick


Returning House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell acknowledges the car tax almost cost him the election.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


Cranwell waited until the last vote was counted before he appeared at his victory party in Vinton.
And he had a message for democrats who perhaps wish he had softened his opposition to Jim Gilmore's tax relief proposal.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 22:08:04 Cranwell tape
IN Q=I would rather

((DICK CRANWELL/VINTON DELEGATE; I WOULD RATHER LOSE, WITH HONESTY AND DIGNITY AND MY REPUTATION AND CHARACTER INTACT, THAN TO WIN WITH A DISHONEST APPROACH TO THE ELECTORAL PROCESS.))
SUPER=@Cranwell
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=electoral process
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Cranwell says he'll continue fighting the car tax issue when he returns to Richmond.
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Wipe to race 170-leader
In the end Cranwell received 52 percent of the vote to Al Bedrosian's 48 percent. Wipe to race 800-leader
Also in Roanoke County, Bob Johnson had no trouble keeping his seat on the Board of Supervisors.
He won 62 percent of the vote to opponent Don Terp's 38 percent.
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Lipscomb-Byron


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=election 97


The strong Republican showing statewide helped boost Kathy Byron's margin of victory over Democrat Kaye Lipscomb.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


Byron helps the G-O-P hold onto a seat occupied by Joyce Crouch for the past eight years..and her husband Joe Crouch for 12 years before that.
The telemarketing business owner says Lipscomb's negative campaign ads eventually backfired on her.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:27:11
IN Q=People were saying

((KATHY BYRON/R- 22ND DISTRICT WINNER: PEOPLE WERE SAYING THAT THE NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING WAS NOT WORKING AND THAT PEOPLE WERE SUPPORTING ME ANYWAY, BUT THEY WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR ME JUST BECAUSE OF THE NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING. SO THIS IS A MESSAGE THAT IT JUST DOESN'T WORK. THE 22ND DISTRICT DOES NOT LIKE IT.))
SUPER=01-Kathy Byron/(R) Delegate-Elect; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=does not like it.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Byron says she is still getting used to the idea that she'll be representing her district in Richmond.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

take race 200-leader
She received 59 percent of the vote to Kaye Lipscomb's 41 percent.
(----------------)



Harkins-Dudley


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=election 97


A major victory for the republican ticket in the ninth district house of delegates race.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Two time Republican delegate Allen Dudley beat newcomer democrat Mary Harkins by a landslide.
Dudley won 18 of the district's 22 precincts.
The incumbent attributes his re-election to voter support of his issues.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:43:31
IN Q=I think economic

((DEL. ALLEN DUDLEY/(R)-9TH DISTRICT:I THINK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WAS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE AND I THINK PUBLIC SAFETY WAS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE.))
OUT Q=important issue.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:07:12
IN Q=I just have to guess

((MARY HARKINS:I JUST HAVE TO GUESS IT WAS THE CAR TAX ISSUE MORE THAN ANYTHING..."FOR YOUR RACE IN PARTICULAR"...THAT WOULD BE MY GUESS))
SUPER=01-Del. Allen Dudley/(R) 9th District;:00
SUPER=07-Mary Harkins;:09
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=my guess.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Harkins says she has future political ambitions, but as for right now she'll return to her law practice.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

take race 140-leader
The final numbers give Dudley 56 percent of the vote to Harkins' 41 percent.
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L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=fire


Three people were hurt, one seriously, after fire swept through their Lynchburg home early this morning.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Just after midnight, fire crews were called to 17- 46 Otey Street.
They arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the rear of the building, and two women trapped in a second- story window.
Firefighters rescued them and found a third victim in a first floor bedroom.
She reportedly had suffered heavy smoke inhalation and was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital.
Authorities believe a woodstove in the rear of the home may have sparked the blaze.
(----------------)



4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NBA


In sports,
Kevin Johnson made all 16 of his foul shots as Phoenix topped Utah.
For yesterday's hoops scores, let's take a look at the scores boards.
(/////SOT/////)

WIPE TO BOARDS
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Golden State/86/j/Toronto/104////Boston/70/j/New York/102///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Detroit/71/j/Atlanta/82////Indiana/77/j/Cleveland/80///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-/Houston/94/j/Seattle/118////Orlando/76/j/Milwaukee/110///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-/Vancouver/87/j/Dallas/92///j/Washington/120//Denver/96///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Phoenix/106//Utah/84///j/Portland/122//Minnesota/105///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-/Sacramento/98/j/L.A. Lakers/101///;
RUNS=:42

(-------------) OUT Q=........last score."