06:00-01

E-Bramblett

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=bRAMBLETT


Earl Bramblett has been handed a death sentence for killing a family of four more than three years ago in Vinton.
Keith Humphry files this report.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Members of the
SUPER=03-Salem; : :00
SUPER=01-Randy Hodges/Victim's Brother; :06
SUPER=@file; :18
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994; :29
SUPER=01-Skip Burkart/Prosecutor; :33
SUPER=01-Barry Kessee/Va. State Police Special Agent; :54
SUPER=@keith1; 1:06
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.

((
Members of the Hodges family were grateful to the jury- -not exactly pleased with the verdict... certainly satisfied, though.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:47:05
IN Q=

((I DON'T TAKE ANY JOY IN HAVING ANYONE KILLED, WHETHER IT'S EARL BRAMBLETT OR NOT. BUT THEN SOMETIMES IN LIFE THERE COMES A TIME WHEN YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE. AND IF I COULD, I'D BE THE ONE TO IMPOSE THE SENTENCE.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=


Earl Bramblett had spent nearly two years plotting to kill the very family he lived with off and on for so many years.
He shot three of the family members in the head- -strangled the fourth, then doused the place with diesel fuel and set it ablaze to destroy the evidence.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:51:20
IN Q=

((SHORTLY AFTER THIS HAPPENED, I REALLY WASN'T SURE WE'D EVER BE ABLE TO GET IT TOGETHER TO PROVE ANYBODY GUILTY OF THIS CRIME, AND BE HONEST WITH YOU, KEITH, THE REASON I HAVE AGENT KESSEE STANDING HERE WITH ME AND I INSISTED HE COME DOWN HERE- -HE DIDN'T WANT TO- -AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, HE'S RESPONSIBLE.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=


Kessee worked the case full-time for two years, building a case against Bramblett.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:55:50
IN Q=

((YOU CAN TRY TO GO FOR A QUICK FIX- -IN THESE TYPE CASES, BUT IF YOU DO, THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME YOU WON'T HAVE ENOUGH TO EVER CONVICT A PERSON.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:52:03
IN Q=

((IF IT WASN'T FOR BARRY- -AND I SINCERELY MEAN THAT- -WE WOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY. ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=


S/U 14:07:55 THE JUDGE WILL REVIEW THE JURY'S WORK AND FORMALLY IMPOSE THE SENTENCE ON DECEMBER 15TH. KEITH HUMPHRY, NEWS 7, SALEM.
RUNS=:08))


iraq


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


Iraq today again turned back U-N weapons inspection teams because they have American members.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;

4:03:06
The chief U-N inspector says his teams had planned to check out sites where Iraqis may have tampered with surveillance cameras and hidden sensitive equipment.
U-N mediators are still in Baghdad trying to persuade Saddam Hussein to rescind his ban on the American inspectors.
Meantime, C-B-S News has learned the U-N has suspended U-2 reconnaissance flights over Iraq in exchange for allowing American inspectors to stay in the country.
(----------------)



PEROT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Perot, Ross


Ross Perot's Reform Party is suing the Republican and Democratic campaign committees over the 19-96 presidential elections.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;

4:10;55
The suit, filed one year to the day after the election, says both parties evaded election law.
It also claims the Federal Election Commission unfairly limited Reform Party access to presidential debates and full federal matching funds in the race.
The suit seeks an injunction against the F-E-C and unspecified monetary damages from the two parties.
(----------------)


E-Firetruck-Fatal


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#92-75
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


An attempt to rush water to a fire yesterday cost one Pittsylvania County firefighter his life.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Thirty- year- old William S-Bradner the third lost control of a fire truck as he rounded a curve on Golf Club Road around three.
Police say as Bradner's truck skidded across the road, the water in the truck also slid from side to side -- making it hard to regain control.
The truck finally flipped on the side of the road.
Bradner was thrown from the vehicle and died when the truck rolled over him.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:24:02
IN Q=He was a volunteer

((D.R. DIXON/STATE TROOPER: HE WAS A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER. HE WAS OUT THERE DOING THIS ON HIS OWN TIME. HE WAS NOT GETTING PAID. IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE THING HE LOST HIS LIFE PROVIDING THAT SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-D. R. Dixon/Virginia State Police;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to the community
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A second firefighter - 17- year- old Ron Patterson-- was also thrown from the vehicle.
He is in stable condition at the Danville hospital.
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VMI


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


Another female cadet has left Virginia Military Institute.
A spokesman said the departure this week of an 18- year- old Fairfax County student was voluntary.
When the school year began in August, V-M-I enrolled 30 women.
That number is now 25.
Four of the departures have been voluntary.
One woman was suspended for punching an upperclassman.

One-Steve


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


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=13-Craig North/Director;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(tosses to stocks)

Stocks
Comm#2


E-airport


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport


At least two U-S Airways planes scheduled to land in Roanoke never did yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The reason? the Roanoke Regional Airport is in the midst of an eight and half million dollar renovation.
The improvements shut down the main runway yesterday-- and Airport Spokesman Mark Courtney says it will be closed part of today as well.
The U-S Airways flights wouldn't normally be affected, but under some conditions, The large jets can't land on the backup runway.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:40:55
IN Q=it created

((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: IT CREATED A SLIGHT TAILWIND COMPONENT FOR THOSE AIRCRAFT, AND BEING CONSERVATIVE, US AIRWAYS, AS PART OF THEIR STANDARD PROCEDURES APPARENTLY DID HAVE TO CANCEL SOME OF THEIR INBOUND FLIGHTS. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=inbound flights.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Courtney says no more flights should have to be cancelled.

E-Republicans


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


No more campaigning--
Yesterday Jim Gilmore spent his first day as Virginia's Governor-Elect.
Ellen Qualls reports on the wake of his historic election.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Lieutenant Governor
SUPER=@Gilmore; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond; :15
SUPER=@file; :49
SUPER=01-Boyd Marcus/Gilmore Chief-of-Staff; :57 QUICK!
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:01
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.



(( SOT 12:21:30

((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BEYER WAS KIND ENOUGH TO GIVE ME A CALL AND EXPRESS HIS BEST WISHES FOR THE FUTURE ADMINISTRATION. I THINK AT THAT POINT IT SORT OF HIT ME YOU KNOW.))
RUNS=:09


Jim Gilmore started right off naming his new chief of staff -- campaign operative Boyd Marcus -- and saying he's eager for Virginians to get to know the new first family, including--
SOT 12:05:09

((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: MY COMBINATION LABRADOR-PIT BULL SPARKY WHO WILL BE THE FIRST DOG OF VIRGINIA.))
RUNS=:05


But the first dog Gilmore will have on his hands as governor is a General Assembly wary of his tax cut proposal.
SOT 12:12:45

((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: AND I DON'T BELIEVE THAT MEMBERS OF EITHER PARTY ARE GOING TO WANT TO STAND IN THE WAY OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS IMPORTANT AREA.))
RUNS=:05


Gilmore's transition team is already writing up the bill, but says there won't be any surprises.
SOT 12:14:38

((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: I HAVE BEEN PRETTY DOGGONE DETAILED ABOUT WHAT I BELIEVE NEEDS TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THIS.))
RUNS=:07


It's Assembly Democrats who are variously now suggesting they will drastically reshape the bill or even one-up Gilmore and try to speed it through.
SOT 12:28:36

((BOYD MARCUS: IN ALL PROBABILITY, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS GOTTEN OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.))
RUNS=:05))

STANDUP (( The irony is that eliminating the car tax first emerged as a serious proposal from Democratic state senator Charles Colgan of Manassas...
The Gilmore camp politely thanked him but said their idea was the new and improved version.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))))

Motor-Voter


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


Analysts say this week's elections show the motor-voter registration law is NOT the cure for low voter turnout.
Thanks to motor voter, a record three- and- a- half million Virginians are registered to vote.
But the balloting indicates most new voters didn't go to the polls.
In the 19-93 race for governor, turnout was just over 60 percent.
On Tuesday, it was below 50 percent.
That's a record low in modern Virginia history.

Woman's-War


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=A Woman's War


The Civil War brought hard-ships to people on both sides of the conflict.
But southern women seemed to bare the brunt of the burden.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Historians say one-fourth of the southern manpower was killed during the war, leaving many women alone to care for the family.
Reconstruction further devastated the south, making it difficult for the families to bounce back.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 23:50:43
IN Q=SOUTHERNERS ARE NOT

((JAMES ROBERTSON/CIVIL WAR SCHOLARS: SOUTHERNERS ARE NOT BITTER OVER THE WAR. IT'S THE RECONSTRUCTION PERIOD WHEN WITH WHAT LITTLE THEY'VE HAD WAS TAKEN AWAY. THEY WERE FORCED TO BEGIN AGAIN. THAT WAS A HORRIBLE ORDEAL FOR THEM.))
SUPER=01-James Robertson/Civil War Scholar;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=HORRIBLE ORDEAL FOR THEM
(----------------)
VO-NAT


And many women left alone during this time were taking on new roles in society.
Historians say they weren't the frail females depicted by Hollywood.
And the diaries of one Bedford family give a glimpse of what it was like.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 19:02:56
IN Q=SHE HAD THE

((SUSAN OVERSTREET/AVENEL FOUNDATION: SHE HAD THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD ON HER SHOULDERS. SHE HAD FOUR DAUGHTERS, A HOME, A HUSBAND WHO WAS NEVER AROUND BECAUSE HE WAS DOING WHAT HE FELT LIKE HE NEEDED TO DO FOR HIS COUNTRY.))
SUPER=01-Susan Overstreet/Avenel Foundation;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=FOR HIS COUNTRY
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

TAKE PROMO BOARD-4644-essC
You can hear more about reconstruction tonight on News 7 at Six.
As Denise Allen continues to delve into the diaries of the women of a Civil War era plantation in the second part of her series, "A Woman's War."
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Two-Steve


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


Microwave

SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke ;



Double Boxes=SPA & KMC
(toss to Kimberly)



us-iraq


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


For the fourth day in a row, Iraq has turned back U-N weapons inspection teams because they have American members.
The chief U-N inspector says his teams had planned to check out sites where Iraqis may have tampered with surveillance cameras and hidden sensitive equipment.
Meantime, U-N diplomats are still in Baghdad trying to persuade Iraq to rescind its ban on the American inspectors.
Mark Knoller reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

4:00:54
SUPER=01-Bill Richardson/U.S. Ambassador to U.N.; 34
SUPER=03-Baghdad; :50
SUPER=03-Adana, Turkey; 1:37
SUPER=01-Mark Knoller/Reporting;1:43 (no SU)
RUNS=1:50
OUT Q=CBS NEWS at the white house


TOY-EXPLOSION


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=explosion


Four people were killed and at least two dozen injured in an explosion that rocked a toy factory in downtown Los Angeles yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;

4;05:25
The huge explosion on the second floor of the Imperial Toy Corporation factory happened in a machine that packages caps for play pistols.
Glass and debris from the blast rained down on the streets below.
The company makes more than 600 types of toys.
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2-E-Firetruck-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#92-75
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


An attempt to rush water to a Pittsylvania County fire ended with one firefighter dead and another in the hospital.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Thirty- year- old William S-Bradner the third lost control of a fire truck as he rounded a curve on Golf Club Road around three.
Police say as Bradner's truck skidded across the road, the water in the truck also slid from side to side -- making it hard to regain control.
The truck finally flipped on the side of the road.
Bradner was thrown from the vehicle and died when the truck rolled over him.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:24:02
IN Q=He was a volunteer

((D.R. DIXON/STATE TROOPER: HE WAS A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER. HE WAS OUT THERE DOING THIS ON HIS OWN TIME. HE WAS NOT GETTING PAID. IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE THING HE LOST HIS LIFE PROVIDING THAT SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-D. R. Dixon/Virginia State Police;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to the community
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A second firefighter - 17- year- old Ron Patterson-- was also thrown from the vehicle.
He is in stable condition at the Danville hospital.
(----------------)


5-Cranwell-Bedrosian


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-46
GRAPHIC=cranwell


Tuesday night's victory is not putting Delegate Dick Cranwell at ease.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/Tuesday Night;


The democrat narrowly defeated newcomer Al Bedrosian Tuesday night, taking 52 percent of the vote.
The Republican made a strong showing, despite running a campaign on a shoestring budget.
Cranwell says the car tax issue hurt him in the polls, now he's prepared to oppose Jim Gilmore's tax relief plan in the house.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:00:51
IN Q=when he is right

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/(D)VINTON; WHEN HE IS RIGHT, I AM GOING TO WORK MY BACKSIDE OFF TO HELP HIM, WHEN I THINK HE'S WRONG, I'M GOING TO STANDUP AND ARTICULATE THOSE REASONS, THAT'S THE WAY THOMAS JEFFERSON, GEORGE MASON AND PATRICK HENRY ENVISIONED OUR SYSTEM OF WORKING, OF CHECKS AND BALANCES. ))
SUPER=@Cranwell
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=checks and balances
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Cranwell acknowledges fighting the governor over the car tax may hurt the democrats politically.

E-Post-Office


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=Postal Service


The Christiansburg Chamber of Commerce and other local leaders have taken their pleas to save the town's post office all the way to federal lawmakers.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


They're opposed to closing the downtown facility as well as a smaller post office in nearby Cambria.
The postal service says the proper guidelines WERE followed, but opponents want lawmakers to look into it.
A new, larger, post office is now up and running near the New River Valley Mall.
In the meantime-- local officials say the postal service has committed to establishing a "contract station" in the downtown area.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It will

((LANCE TERPENNY/CHRISTIANSBURG TOWN MGR.:IT WILL SERVICE SOME OF THE NEEDS THAT THE DOWNTOWN AREA HAS BUT THE CONTRACT STATION, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, IS NOT GOING TO DO BULK MAIL WHICH IS A BIG ISSUE FOR THE TOWN OFFICES AS WELL AS THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND MANY BUSINESSES DOWN, BANKS AND PROFESSIONAL OFFICE BUILDINGS ALIKE, HAVE BUILT MAILINGS EVERYDAY. ))
SUPER=01-Lance Terpenny/Christiansburg Town Manager; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=mailings everyday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Over the past four days, the chamber collected more than three thousand signatures from residents opposed to closing the historic post office.
(----------------)


Three-Steve


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


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=13-Lionel Ruland/Actor;
SUPER=13-Chuk Luvender/Actor;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



Double Boxes=SPA & MEL
(Toss to Melanie)


Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net (edit of 597-40)
GRAPHIC=bramblett


After less than an hour and a half of deliberation the jury decided Earl Bramblett should die for the 19-94 murder of the Hodges family.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Bramblett's lawyers put on a friend of his from Spartanburg, South Carolina- -a sign-shop owner who called Bramblett the best worker he'd ever seen.
But Sherman Swofford says Bramblett never talked about what had happened in Vinton.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:15:15
IN Q=no, it was

((NO, IT WAS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT PERSON THAT WAS IN SOUTH CAROLINA THAN YOU KNOW HERE IN VIRGINIA. ))
SUPER=07-Sherman Swofford;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=here in virginia
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Members of the Hodges family were grateful for the capital conviction and death penalty verdict... but respectfully subdued by it.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:47:05
IN Q=I don't take

((RANDY HODGES/VICTIM'S BROTHER: I DON'T TAKE ANY JOY IN HAVING ANYONE KILLED, WHETHER IT'S EARL BRAMBLETT OR NOT. BUT THEN SOMETIMES IN LIFE THERE COMES A TIME WHEN YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE. AND IF I COULD, I'D BE THE ONE TO IMPOSE THE SENTENCE.))
SUPER=01-Randy Hodges/Victim's Brother
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=impose the sentence.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Bramblett apparently plotted the murder for nearly two years... even while living with the Hodges family in Vinton.
Police theorize Bramblett killed Blaine Hodges Saturday night- then kept Teresa and the two girls away from the house until SUNDAY evening when he shot Winter and Anah at point blank range in their own bed, then strangled their mother, doused the home with fuel and set it on fire.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


As in any capital conviction and death sentence, the case will automatically be appealed.

airport


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-78)
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport


A runway shutdown kept some scheduled U-S Airways flights from flying into Roanoke yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Roanoke Regional Airport is in the midst of an eight and half million dollar renovation.
Airport Spokesman Mark Courtney says the main runway will be closed part of today as well.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:41:54
IN Q=

((THE OTHER AIRLINES ARE ABLE TO LAND WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A TAILWIND, US AIRWAYS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO, WITH SOME OF THEIR LARGER AIRCRAFT, SO AS A RESULT, WE DID LOSE THAT.))
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=lose that
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Courtney says no more flights should have to be cancelled.

E-iguana-lawsuit


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A party-goer won't be collecting any money from the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/August;


Carla Carter sued the Science Museum for one- hundred- fifty- thousand dollars, claiming negligence.
She says King Solomon the iguana bit her on the neck during a birthday party at the museum.
But Circuit Judge Jonathan Apgar said the museum was protected by immunity, which shields charities from negligence claims.
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S-Changes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


The voting is over, but the action in the statehouse is just beginning.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The 100 member House of Delegates picked up one Republican, for a 48 Republican - 51 Democrat - and one independent power breakdown.
But Republicans are still hoping for more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 23:15:53
IN Q=Well we lost

((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/R-AMHERST CO.: WELL WE LOST ONE IN NORFOLK BY EIGHT VOTES. I'M SURE WE'LL HAVE A RECOUNT THERE. AND WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN A RECOUNT BECAUSE A MIS-TRANSPOSITION OF FIGURES COULD HAVE HAPPENED. SO THAT'S STILL A POSSIBILITY BUT NOT A GREAT ONE.))
SUPER=@Wilkins; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=great one.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Bedford independent Lacey Putney is being courted by Republicans.
SUPER=03-Richmond/Tuesday Night;


In the evenly split state senate, Republican Mark Earley has graduated to the attorney general's office -- so a special election will be held in Chesapeake.
(----------------)


2-Motor-Voter


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


Motor-voter registration may not be the wonder many thought it would be.
Thanks to motor voter, a record three- and- a- half million Virginians are registered to vote.
But the balloting indicates most new voters didn't go to the polls.
In the 19-93 race for governor, turnout was just over 60 percent.
On Tuesday, it was below 50 percent.
That's a record low in modern Virginia history.

4-Scores


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


In sports,
Clyde Drexler poured in 19 of his 43 points in the first quarter as the Houston Rockets bounced the winless L-A Clippers.
For yesterday's hoops scores, let's take a look at the scores boards.
(/////SOT/////)

WIPE TO BOARDS
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Miami/90//Boston/74////Golden State/96/j/New Jersey/112///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Atlanta/93//Philadelphia/88////Dallas/103/j/Charlotte/110///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Indiana/99//Detroit/87////Orlando/81/j/Chicago/94///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-/Vancouver/79/j/San Antonio/87///j/Houston/124//L.A.

Clippers/110///;
SUPER=x5031;
SUPER=0103-j/Dallas/5//Pittsburgh/2////Detroit/1/j/Carolina/3///;
SUPER=x5031;
SUPER=0103-/Phoenix/2/j/Montreal/4///j/New Jersey/4//Florida/2///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0103-/Edmonton/4//N.Y. Islanders/4//Tie in Overtime/j/N.Y.

Rangers/4//Colorado/2///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0103-j/Toronto/4//Calgary/3///j/Anaheim/5//Tampa Bay/2///;
RUNS=:56

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