[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A female suspect is apprehended in Boteourt County following a two hour high speed chase.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the Democrats claim victory in Roanoke City council electons.
And in Lynchburg, voters make some changes in the mayor's office.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Expect some changes with the temperatures today--
Highs will climb up to 10 degrees warmer than they were yesterday.
Dry weather will stick around for the day..then it's back to scattered showers.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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Botetourt County and Roanoke authorities along with state police were involved in a high speed chase overnight through several localities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;]


It all began shortly after midnight in Roanoke when police tried to stop a female motorist after recognizing her license plate number in connection with felony warrants in Botetourt and Franklin Counties.
[Super=03-Botetourt Co./This Morning;]

The chase went from Roanoke to Ironto, to Aracadia and ended in Botetourt County where the suspect surroundered in front of the county jail.
It lasted more than two hours and reached speeds of up to 110 miles per hour.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=in botetourt...]
[SUPER=03-Corp. L. W. Bennett/Botetourt Sheriff's Dept.;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=driving revoked.]
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[VO-NAT]


The suspect has been identified as Karen Thompson.
She was wanted for felony violation of bond.
State charges and charges in Roanoke are still pending.
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[Roanoke-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#98-26]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


Election day was kind to Roanoke Democrats, who swept all three seats in the city council race.
[Roanoke City COuncil Full Screen-#210]


Nelson Harris and Bill White are returning, while former sheriff Alvin Hudson replaces Republican Jack Parrott.
Joe Dashiell reports from the Democrats' victory celebration.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Two years ago]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:10?]
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke City Council; :23]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Council Member-Elect; :31]
[SUPER=07-Jack Parrott;:50]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((
[IN Q=Two years ago]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=you can't bat better than a thousand.]


On this night, Democrats were keeping score.
As the top vote-getter, Nelson Harris becomes vice-mayor, Bill White wins a third term, and former sheriff Alvin Hudson returns to public office.
[SOT WHITE]
[IN Q=But what today did]
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=will pull you through.]
[SOT HUDSON]
[IN Q=This is the closest]
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=look forward to serving on council.]


The Democratic Victory party included a visit from Jack Parrott who congratulated his fellow council members and the man who will replace him.
[SOT PARROTT]
[IN Q=I think the sheriff was a really]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=doesn't make me feel ashamed.]


For Republican Chris Muse, and independents Bill Bestpitch and Joe Nash the night did not bring victory.
But for a seven way race, they also had significant support, with each of the candidates polling at least 25- hundred votes.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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There will be two new faces on Lynchburg city council come July 1st.. and a BIG change in the mayor's office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;]


Independent candidates Stewart Hobbs, Carl Hutcherson and Bert Dodson grabbed the three at- large seats on council.


Like their Republican counterparts, the trio ran as a combined ticket.. and that may have given them the advantage at the polls.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 7:15:09//7:33:10]
[IN Q=Running as a]

((STEWART HOBBS/I- COUNCIL MEMBER- ELECT: RUNNING AS A TEAM WAS A BIG HELP.. SUPPORT BOTH WAYS.)) ((BERT DODSON/I- COUNCIL MEMBER- ELECT: STEWART AND CARL AND I.. LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.))
[SUPER=01-Stewart Hobbs/(I) Council Member-Elect; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bert Dodson/(I) Council Member-Elect; :14]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=couple of weeks.]
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[VO-NAT]


With a 5 to 2 majority, the Independent- slash- Democrats on council will be able to elect a new mayor on July 1st.


Sources say councilman Pete Warren will replace Jim Whitaker, and Carl Hutcherson will be selected vice mayor.
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[Danville-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#98-29 55:05]
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In Danville some new faces will fill city council seats.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


R. Wayne Williams' father sat on city council years ago-- now he will too.
Williams grabbed close to 18-percent of the vote-- the most of any candidate.
Political newcomers Philip Smith and Charles Scott were also elected to serve Danville.
And they both say they're ready to get to work.
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[SOT 8:35:57-:08]
[IN Q=We've got to move]

((SMITH: WE'VE GOT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM, WITH OUR INDUSTRIAL IMPROVEMENTS AND I BELIEVE THE CITY'S GOING TO MOVE FORWARD AS WE MOVE INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.)) ((SCOTT: WE'VE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO. IT'S NOT GOING TO BE QUICK OR EASY, BUT WE WILL GET IT DONE.))
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=we will get it done.]
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[VO-NAT]


Incumbent Ruby Archie reclaimed her seat on council.
But the other incumbant-- Aubrey Ferrell-- lost his chance at another term by just 200 votes.
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[E-NRV-Races]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-31 36:41]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


New River Valley elections were determined by a surprisingly low numbers of voters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


In Radford, officials were expecting a 50-percent turnout after more than one hundred voters took advantage of absentee ballots.
But only about 37-percent of registered voters actually made it to the polls.
Incumbent Thomas Starnes will continue as Mayor while Guy Gentry and Ed Cox were elected to city council.
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[3:21:]
[SOT]
[IN Q=All three]

((TRACY HOWARD/RADFORD REGISTRAR:ALL THREE OF THE MAYORS CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN ACTIVE, ALL FIVE OF THE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN VERY ACTIVE AND IT'S VERY SURPRISING THAT OUR NUMBERS ARE SO LOW BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN SO ACTIVE. ))


[SUPER=01-Tracy Howard/Radford Registrar; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=so active.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Voter turnout was also low in Montgomery County.
In Christiansburg-- close to eleven percent of registered voters cast ballots.
Harold Linkous was re-elected Mayor while Ann Carter, Eddie Lester and Dale Ashworth were elected to town council.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=hold]


Voter turnout was also low in Pulaski County.
[Take Dublin Town Council Leader Board--#260]


In Dublin, voter turnout was 12-percent with five candidates vying for four seats on town council.


The winning candidates: Benny Skeens, Peggy Hemmings, Edith Hampton and Eddie Sayers.[E-Other-Election]


[ANCHOR=kIMBERLY]
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A close race in Rocky Mount last night [take leader 460] as Benjamin Pinckard edged out (Poe-see) Posey Dillon to become the town's mayor. [take leader 180]
And in Martinsville... the city's former police chief Terry Roop was the top vote getter in the City Council race and incumbent Mark Crabtree keeps his seat.

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In sports, the Lady Generals take to the Lacrosse field today in hopes of coming back from a 13-1 record.
Mike Stevens has details.
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A woman is in critical condition this morning after
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

her car ran into a tractor trailer on Interstate 81 yesterday evening.
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[SOT=19:46:48]
[IN Q=ACCORDING TO WITNESSES]

((TROOPER J.B.BARLOW/VA. STATE POLICE; ACCORDING TO WITNESSES SHE SWERVED TO MISS THE DEBRIS IN THE ROADWAY, PART OF A TIRE, AND LOST CONTROL ACROSS THE MEDIAN. A TRACTOR TRAILER SOUTHBOUND WAS STRUCK JUST ABOUT HEAD-ON.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper J. B. Barlow/Virginia State Police;]
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[OUT Q=ABOUT HEAD-ON.]
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[VO-NAT]


Twenty four year old Kristie Lynn Witt was apparently thrown from her car.
She was air-lifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The accident is still under investigation.
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[CLINTON-INTERN]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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President Clinton's personal secretary Betty Currie is expected to be called back before a Washington grand jury today for more questioning about the Monica Lewinsky case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;]

[yesterday's 11newspath 11:04]
Clinton-friend Vernon Jordan appeared before the grand jury yesterday. Afterward he said the panel probably isn't finished with him.
Prosecutors are trying to determine whether Lewinsky was offered a private job and legal help in an effort to encourage her to lie about her relationship with the president.
Prosecutors have new momentum now that a federal judge has rejected the president's efforts to use executive privilege to block certain testimony by senior aides.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( KENNETH STARR:NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW. ))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=above the law.]
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[VO-NAT]


The white house can still appeal the decision.
[SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;]


Meantime the Whitewater grand jury in Little Rock has officially finished its work.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
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In medical news, a wonder drug used to treat male impotency may not be such a wonder after all.
Mika Brzezinski reports in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Mika ((on camera))
MEDICAL EXPERTS ARE NOT SEEING EYE-TO-EYE WHEN IT COMES TO THE MALE IMPOTENCY DRUG, VIAGRA.
VT=VO

((vo))
EYE DOCTORS WITH THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPTHALMOLOGY SAY A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE EXPERIENCED TEMPORARY VISION PROBLEMS AFTER TAKING THE PILL.
THEY INCLUDE BLURRED VISION AND SENSITIVITY TO LIGHT.
EYE SPECIALISTS ARE WARNING USERS WITH WEAK RETINAS TO TAKE THE DRUG IN VERY LOW DOSES.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A WIDESPREAD VACCINATION PROGRAM AGAINST THE MOST COMMON FORM OF CHILDHOOD DIARRHEA.. COULD SAVE THE UNITED STATES HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
THAT'S ACCORDING TO A REPORT BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL.
THE CDC SAYS INVESTING IN SUCH A PLAN WOULD PREVENT MORE THAN A MILLION CASES OF ROTA-VIRUS DIARRHEA IN CHILDREN... AND REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF MONEY SPENT ON TREATING THE ILLNESS EACH YEAR.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND EAST MEETS WEST IN THE BIG APPLE.
THE DALAI LAMA SHARED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF EASTERN HEALING TECHNIQUES WITH TOP PHYSICIANS AT BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER IN NEW YORK.
THE TIBETAN SPIRITUAL LEADER TALKED ABOUT HOW BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND OTHER MIND-HEALING METHODS COULD HELP PATIENTS GET WELL.
RESEARCHERS HOPE COMBINING THESE IDEAS WITH MODERN MEDICINE WILL LEAD TO HEALTHIER PATIENTS.//
AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))

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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A female suspect is apprehended in Boteourt County following a two hour high speed chase involving authorities from several jurisdictions.
It began in Roanoke when police spotted a license plate number connected to felony warrants.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The Democrats claim victory in Roanoke City council electons.
And in Lynchburg, voters make some changes in the mayor's office.
With a 5 to 2 majority, the Independent- slash- Democrats on council will be able to elect a new mayor on July 1st.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And The White House has lost a battle over executive privilege, but the war isn't over yet.
The administration could appeal a federal judge's rejection of President Clinton's claim of executive privilege in the Monica Lewinsky case. That would bring the issue back before the Supreme Court.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday May 6th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [2WX-Hello]


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A woman is behind bars in Boteourt County after leading state and local police on a high speed chase early this morning, through several localities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;]


It all began in Roanoke shortly after midnight when police tried to stop a female motorist after recognizing her license plate number in connection with felony warrants in Botetourt and Franklin Counties.
[Super=03-Botetourt Co./This Morning;]


The chase went from Roanoke to Ironto, to Aracadia and ended in Botetourt County where the suspect surroundered in front of the county jail.
It lasted more than two hours and reached speeds of up to 110 miles per hour.
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[IN Q=]

(( ))
[SUPER=03-Corp. L. W. Bennett/Botetourt Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
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[OUT Q=REVOKED LICENSE.]
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[VO-NAT]


The suspect has been identified as Karen Thompson.
She was wanted for felony violation of bond.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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State Police and Roanoke city police have also charged Thompson with eluding police, reckless driving, and driving o

n a revoked license.[2-Roanoke-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#98-26]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


Election 98 proved to be a good on for Democrats in Roanoke, who swept all three seats in the city council race.


[Roanoke City COuncil Full Screen-#210]


Nelson Harris and Bill White are returning, while former sheriff Alvin Hudson replaces Republican Jack Parrott.
Joe Dashiell reports from the Democrats' victory celebration.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Two years ago]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:10?]
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke City Council; :23]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Council Member-Elect; :31]
[SUPER=07-Jack Parrott;:50]
[super=19-Joe Dashiell; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((
[IN Q=Two years ago]
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=you can't bat better than a thousand.]


On this night, Democrats were keeping score.
As the top vote-getter, Nelson Harris becomes vice-mayor, Bill White wins a third term, and former sheriff Alvin Hudson returns to public office.
[SOT WHITE]
[IN Q=But what today did]
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=will pull you through.]
[SOT HUDSON]
[IN Q=This is the closest]
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=look forward to serving on council.]


The Democratic Victory party included a visit from Jack Parrott who congratulated his fellow council members and the man who will replace him.
[SOT PARROTT]
[IN Q=I think the sheriff was a really]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=doesn't make me feel ashamed.]


For Republican Chris Muse, and independents Bill Bestpitch and Joe Nash the night did not bring victory.
But for a seven way race, they also had significant support, with each of the candidates polling at least 25- hundred votes.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))


[2-L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-27 1:03:23]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


To Lynchburg, election day brought a BIG change in the mayor's office.
And two new faces will appear on Lynchburg's city council come July 1st.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;]


Independent candidates Stewart Hobbs, Carl Hutcherson and Bert Dodson grabbed the three at- large seats on council.


Like their Republican counterparts, the trio ran as a combined ticket.. and that may have given them the advantage at the polls.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 7:15:09//7:33:10]
[IN Q=Running as a]

((STEWART HOBBS/I- COUNCIL MEMBER- ELECT: RUNNING AS A TEAM WAS A BIG HELP.. SUPPORT BOTH WAYS.)) ((BERT DODSON/I- COUNCIL MEMBER- ELECT: STEWART AND CARL AND I.. LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.))
[SUPER=01-Stewart Hobbs/(I) Council Member-Elect; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bert Dodson/(I) Council Member-Elect; :14]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=couple of weeks.]
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[VO-NAT]


With a 5 to 2 majority, the Independent- slash- Democrats on council will be able to elect a new mayor on July 1st.


Sources say councilman Pete Warren will replace Jim Whitaker, and Carl Hutcherson will be selected vice mayor.
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[2-Danville-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-29 55:05]
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New faces are coming to Danville's city council as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


R. Wayne Williams' father sat on city council years ago-- now he will too.
Williams grabbed close to 18-percent of the vote-- the most of any candidate.
Political newcomers Philip Smith and Charles Scott were also elected to serve Danville.
And they both say they're ready to get to work.
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[SOT 8:35:57-:08]
[IN Q=We've got to move]

((SMITH: WE'VE GOT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM, WITH OUR INDUSTRIAL IMPROVEMENTS AND I BELIEVE THE CITY'S GOING TO MOVE FORWARD AS WE MOVE INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.)) ((SCOTT: WE'VE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO. IT'S NOT GOING TO BE QUICK OR EASY, BUT WE WILL GET IT DONE.))
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=we will get it done.]
[Super=01-Philip Smith/City Council Member-Elect;]
[Super=01-Charles Scott/City Council Member-Elect;]
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[VO-NAT]


Incumbent Ruby Archie reclaimed her seat on council.
But the other incumbant-- Aubrey Ferrell-- lost his chance at another term by just 200 votes.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
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A low number of voters ended up determining the outcome of elections in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


In Radford, officials were expecting a 50-percent turnout after more than one hundred voters took advantage of absentee ballots.
But only about 37-percent of registered voters actually made it to the polls.
Incumbent Thomas Starnes will continue as Mayor while Guy Gentry and Ed Cox were elected to city council.
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[3:21:]
[SOT]
[IN Q=All three]

((TRACY HOWARD/RADFORD REGISTRAR:ALL THREE OF THE MAYORS CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN ACTIVE, ALL FIVE OF THE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN VERY ACTIVE AND IT'S VERY SURPRISING THAT OUR NUMBERS ARE SO LOW BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN SO ACTIVE. ))


[SUPER=01-Tracy Howard/Radford Registrar; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=so active.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Voter turnout was also low in Montgomery County.
In Christiansburg-- close to eleven percent of registered voters cast ballots.
Harold Linkous was re-elected Mayor while Ann Carter, Eddie Lester and Dale Ashworth were elected to town council.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=hold]


Voter turnout was also low in Pulaski County.
[Take Dublin Town Council Leader Board--#260]


In Dublin, voter turnout was 12-percent with five candidates vying for four seats on town council.


The winning candidates: Benny Skeens, Peggy Hemmings, Edith Hampton and Eddie Sayers.[2-E-Other-Election]


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Perhaps the closest election of the day took place in Rocky Mount [take leader 460]
where Benjamin Pinckard edged out (Poe-see) Posey Dillon to become the town's mayor. [take leader 180]
And in Martinsville... the city's former police chief Terry Roop was the top vote getter in the City Council race and incumbent Mark Crabtree keeps his seat.

[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
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In sports, Karl Malone hit two baskets in the closing minutes to give the Utah Jazz an 83-to-82 win over the San Antonio Spurs in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series.
For the rest of yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[SUPER=0096-/New York/83/j/Indiana/93//Game One//San Antonio/82/j/Utah/83//Game One;]
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[super=0091-/Baltimore/5/j/Cleveland/6////Minnesota/2/j/Boston/4//;]
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[super=0092-/St. Louis/2/j/Pittsburgh/5////Philadelphia/1/j/Colorado/6//;]
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(weather toss)[4-Weather]



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[sponsor board (if sponsored)]


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[sponsor board (if sponsored)]
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(tease and toss)

[Lottery-chryon --NOT on MONDAYS] [Bump-Chyron]
[Comm #5][Lottery ]


Pick 3/Pick 4
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[Birthdays]
[TALENT=Steve]
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[out= back to you.]


[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today we have]
[SUPER=12- Craig Co.; :00]
[SUPER=13-Woody Lipps/Craig Co. New Castle Fire Dept.; :20]
[SUPER=13-Joe Looney/Antique Tractor Collector; 1:34]
[SUPER=04-May 1997; 1:41]
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[OUT Q=and they are safe pullers]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for board)
[ESS#8702]


(toss to Melanie) [double Boxes=SPA & MEL]