[7-11Senate-Race]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-46 3:45]
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Local candidates have two weeks before this year's elections--and that means hitting the campaign trail.
Joy Sutton has more on the race for the State Senate.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Jones/State Senate Candidate;1:05]
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(( State Senator Madison Marye and his republican challenger Jim Jones are competing for the 39th district which stretches from Roanoke County to Grayson County.
If Marye wins this would be his 8th term after 26 years in the State Senate.
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[SOT 56:53]
[IN Q=Probably the big]

((STATE SENATOR MADISON MARYE/(D)39TH DISTRICT: PROBABLY THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO OF US IS THAT I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THE LEGISLATURE AND I KNOW HOW TO GET THINGS DONE.))
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Marye says he is not ready to stop serving his constituency and has unfinished business to handle like eliminating the sales tax on food and improving education in southwest Virginia.
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[SOT 00:55:34]
[IN Q= 20]

((I WANT TO ENSURE THAT WE KEEP THE LOTTERY MONEY IN EDUCATION JUST AS WE DID LAST YEAR. I THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY IN SW VIRGINIA THAT WE HAVE MONEY TO HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WITH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATIONS))
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[OUT Q=or renovations]


But his opponent Jim Jones says it is time for fresh ideas and he already has big plans if elected to serve.
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[SOT 1:08:36]
[IN Q=improving our education]

((JIM JONES/STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: IMPROVING OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM, HELPING WORK WITH THE CURRENT GOVERNOR IN FURTHER ELIMINATION OF MORE TAXES SUCH AS THE CAR TAX AND MAKE INVESTMENTS IN SW VIRGINIA FOR INFRASTRUCTURE FOR JOBS))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=for infrastructure for jobs]


And Jones agrees with Governor Jim Gilmore, that the tobacco money should be spent on transportation while Marye says it should be used for health care and to help farmers.
This senate race has also had its share of controversy. Jones says Marye has voted on issues which he feels were conflicts of interest.
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[SOT 1:10:51]
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((JIM JONES: I THINK THE SENATOR HAS SOME QUESTIONS HE NEEDS TO ANSWER THAT PEOPLE AREN'T AWARE OF))
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Jones plans to bring those allegations to the public soon. However, Jones has had to answer questions of his own about a sexual assault six years ago--which he has publicly denounced.
But as the election draws near both candidates say they have what it takes to win and will campaign to the very end.

Joy Sutton, News 7.))
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[7-11Fire-Update]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-45 23:45]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Fire officials say they know the cause of the fire that destroyed a Roanoke County home over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Saturday Night]


The Fire Marshall says it was started by two juveniles playing with candles inside the home -- while the father was outside in the garage.
It took fire fighters more than 2 hours to battle the blaze and they even ran out of water at one point. Investigators are still trying to determine where in the house the fire started.
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[7Weather]


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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast...
Today shapes up to be partly sunny and windy, with cooler temperatures.
Highs in the low to mid 60s.
Tonight looks mostly clear, with diminishing winds.
Lows tonight dip into the upper 30s to low 40s.

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[45-11Senate-Race]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-46 3:45]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


Two weeks from Tuesday voters head to the polls.
In one local race for state Senate, a first time candidate challenges a long time incumbent.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=State Senator Madison]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville;09]
[SUPER=@Marye;17]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;57]
[SUPER=01-Jim Jones/State Senate Candidate;1:05]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;1:17]
[SUPER=@Joy2]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=N7]


(( State Senator Madison Marye and his republican challenger Jim Jones are competing for the 39th district which stretches from Roanoke County to Grayson County.
If Marye wins this would be his 8th term after 26 years in the State Senate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 56:53]
[IN Q=Probably the big]

((STATE SENATOR MADISON MARYE/(D)39TH DISTRICT: PROBABLY THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO OF US IS THAT I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THE LEGISLATURE AND I KNOW HOW TO GET THINGS DONE.))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=things done]


Marye says he is not ready to stop serving his constituency and has unfinished business to handle like eliminating the sales tax on food and improving education in southwest Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:55:34]
[IN Q= 20]

((I WANT TO ENSURE THAT WE KEEP THE LOTTERY MONEY IN EDUCATION JUST AS WE DID LAST YEAR. I THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY IN SW VIRGINIA THAT WE HAVE MONEY TO HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WITH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATIONS))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q=or renovations]


But his opponent Jim Jones says it is time for fresh ideas and he already has big plans if elected to serve.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:08:36]
[IN Q=improving our education]

((JIM JONES/STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: IMPROVING OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM, HELPING WORK WITH THE CURRENT GOVERNOR IN FURTHER ELIMINATION OF MORE TAXES SUCH AS THE CAR TAX AND MAKE INVESTMENTS IN SW VIRGINIA FOR INFRASTRUCTURE FOR JOBS))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=for infrastructure for jobs]


And Jones agrees with Governor Jim Gilmore, that the tobacco money should be spent on transportation while Marye says it should be used for health care and to help farmers.
This senate race has also had its share of controversy. Jones says Marye has voted on issues which he feels were conflicts of interest.
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[SOT 1:10:51]
[IN Q=I think the Senator]

((JIM JONES: I THINK THE SENATOR HAS SOME QUESTIONS HE NEEDS TO ANSWER THAT PEOPLE AREN'T AWARE OF))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=aware of]


Jones plans to bring those allegations to the public soon. However, Jones has had to answer questions of his own about a sexual assault six years ago--which he has publicly denounced.
But as the election draws near both candidates say they have what it takes to win and will campaign to the very end.

Joy Sutton, News 7.))
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[45-Falwell]


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Gay minister Mel White says protesters won't put a damper on his meeting with Reverend Jerry Falwell in Lynchburg this Saturday.
Falwell and White will each be joined by 200 supporters when they meet Saturday at Thomas Road Baptist Church.
Police say two anti-gay groups and one homosexual rights organization have obtained permits to protest outside the church.
White says the meeting with Falwell will involve discussions about the need to tone down rhetoric on both sides of the homosexuality debate.



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Let's take a moment now to check the forecast...
Partly sunny and windy today with highs in the lower 60s.
Staying mostly clear overnight with diminishing winds and lows near 40.
Over the next five days..we'll have dry and fairly cool weather, with showers possible again by Thursday.
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[8-11Senate-Race]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-46 3:45]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


Election day is just two weeks away.
Once race for state Senate has a first time candidate taking on a long time incumbent.
Joy Sutton Reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=State Senator Madison]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville;09]
[SUPER=@Marye;17]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;57]
[SUPER=01-Jim Jones/State Senate Candidate;1:05]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;1:17]
[SUPER=@Joy2]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=N7]


(( State Senator Madison Marye and his republican challenger Jim Jones are competing for the 39th district which stretches from Roanoke County to Grayson County.
If Marye wins this would be his 8th term after 26 years in the State Senate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 56:53]
[IN Q=Probably the big]

((STATE SENATOR MADISON MARYE/(D)39TH DISTRICT: PROBABLY THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO OF US IS THAT I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THE LEGISLATURE AND I KNOW HOW TO GET THINGS DONE.))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=things done]


Marye says he is not ready to stop serving his constituency and has unfinished business to handle like eliminating the sales tax on food and improving education in southwest Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:55:34]
[IN Q= 20]

((I WANT TO ENSURE THAT WE KEEP THE LOTTERY MONEY IN EDUCATION JUST AS WE DID LAST YEAR. I THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY IN SW VIRGINIA THAT WE HAVE MONEY TO HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WITH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATIONS))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q=or renovations]


But his opponent Jim Jones says it is time for fresh ideas and he already has big plans if elected to serve.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:08:36]
[IN Q=improving our education]

((JIM JONES/STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: IMPROVING OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM, HELPING WORK WITH THE CURRENT GOVERNOR IN FURTHER ELIMINATION OF MORE TAXES SUCH AS THE CAR TAX AND MAKE INVESTMENTS IN SW VIRGINIA FOR INFRASTRUCTURE FOR JOBS))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=for infrastructure for jobs]


And Jones agrees with Governor Jim Gilmore, that the tobacco money should be spent on transportation while Marye says it should be used for health care and to help farmers.
This senate race has also had its share of controversy. Jones says Marye has voted on issues which he feels were conflicts of interest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:10:51]
[IN Q=I think the Senator]

((JIM JONES: I THINK THE SENATOR HAS SOME QUESTIONS HE NEEDS TO ANSWER THAT PEOPLE AREN'T AWARE OF))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=aware of]


Jones plans to bring those allegations to the public soon. However, Jones has had to answer questions of his own about a sexual assault six years ago--which he has publicly denounced.
But as the election draws near both candidates say they have what it takes to win and will campaign to the very end.

Joy Sutton, News 7.))
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[8-11Fire-Update]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-45 23:45]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Authorities say they know what caused the fire that destroyed a Roanoke County home this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Saturday Night]


The Fire Marshall says it was started by two juveniles playing with candles inside the home -- while the father was outside in the garage.
It took fire fighters more than 2 hours to battle the blaze.
They even ran out of water at one point. Investigators are still trying to determine where in the house the fire started.
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[8Weather]


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[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast...
Partly sunny and cool today with northwesterly winds around 25 miles an hour.
Mostly clear skies tonight, with diminishing winds and lows near 40.
Over the next five days, we'll see partly cloudy skies and rather cool temperatures.
Our next chance of rain is on Thursday.
Look for highs in the 60s....lows in the 40s and 50s.
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