[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Democrat John Edwards holds on to his state Senate seat.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

But Republicans take control of Virginia's legislature for the first time in history.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


After a rainy Election Day...the same storm system is bringing chilly temperatures, high winds, and scattered snow showers.
Our forecast dries out ...but stays cold.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[XGR-Elections]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-43 TC35:06]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


"The people have chosen us."
So declared Governor Jim Gilmore as Virginia Republicans took control of the House of Delegates for the first time in history.
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[SOT 23:06:35]
[IN Q=Liberalism is]

((LIBERALISM IS A WASHED UP RELIC OF THE PAST.))
[RUNS=:02]
[OUT Q=of the past.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]


Republicans kept their slim Senate majority.
AND, they finally moved into majority party status in the House.
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[SOT 22:57:37]
[IN Q=Free at]

((GILMORE: FREE AT LAST! FREE AT LAST! FREE AT LONG LAST!))
[SOT 22:58:13]

((AND TO ALL VIRGINIANS, I SAY THANK YOU FOR PUTTING YOUR FAITH AND YOUR TRUST IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.))
[SOT 23:11:52 ]

((CRAIG BIEBER/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WELL, WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE RACES THAT WE DID WIN. WE GOT SOME VERY STRONG VICTORIES TONIGHT FROM EDD HOUCK IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, JOHN EDWARDS, STATE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE, IN ADDITION TO RICHARD HOLLAND. WE HAD SOME VERY STRONG VICTORIES IN THE HOUSE FROM DEMOCRATS WHO WERE HEAVILY TARGETED BY REPUBLICANS. :14 WE FEEL LIKE WE RAN SOME VERY STRONG RACES, AND WE JUST CAME UP A LITTLE BIT SHORT.))
[SUPER=207-Gov. Jim Gilmore; :07]
[SUPER=201-Craig Bieber/Virginia Democratic Party; :12 ]
[RUNS=:39]
[OUT Q=bit short.]
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[VO-NAT]


The results now put Amherst Delegate Vance Wilkins in the driver's seat in a bid for the powerful Speaker of the House post.
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[Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-35 TC1:48:46]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


Democrats actually fared well in our area.
The Roanoke Senate race was supposed to be a close one, but it never was.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE RESULTS FULL SCREEN]
State Senator John Edwards easily won re-election in the 21st District.
Scott Goldberg was at the Democrat's victory party.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=201-Sen. John Edwards/(D) 21st District; :12]
[SUPER=201-Vern Danielsen/Rke. Democratic Chairman; :45]
[SUPER=219-Scott/Goldberg; :53]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=News-7 Roanoke]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATSOUND: EDWARDS CELEBRATING.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=]


All week John Edwards was getting ready for a race that would come down to the wire...
What he got in the end was a landslide victory.
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[SOT 10:14:17]
[IN Q=tonight is not]

((EDWARDS: TONIGHT IS NOT JUST A VICTORY FOR JOHN EDWARDS. IT'S A VICTORY FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY (applause).)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=applause]


Republicans thought they had a good chance of winning back Edward's seat ...
And even the most optimistic Democrats were surprised he won by an 18-point margin.
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[SOT EDWARDS INTERVIEW AT 10:42:53]
[IN Q=WE DIDN'T]

((EDWARDS: WE DIDN'T ANTICIPATE ... THIS LARGE MARGIN OF VICTORY.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=MARGIN OF VICTORY]


In the end, Democrats say, voters said "no" to negative campaigning ....
Endorsing Edwards' record ... his ideas ... and his refusal to run ads attacking his opponent.
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[SOT vern interview at 10:34:20]
[IN Q=WHEN SOMEONE]

((VERN DANIELSEN: WHEN SOMEONE RUNS ON ISSUES AND HAS A STRONG CHARACTER, IT'S A VICTORY FOR EVERYBODY.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=FOR EVERYBODY]
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[SOT STANDUP 12:18:45]
[IN Q=THE 21ST]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: THE 21ST DISTRICT STATE SENATE SEAT HAS A HISTORY OF CHANGING PARTIES -- IT'S DONE THAT IN 4 OF THE LAST 5 ELECTIONS. JOHN EDWARDS BUCKS THAT TREND ... WINNING RE-ELECTION TO A SECOND FOUR-YEAR TERM IN RICHMOND. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=NEWS-7 RONAOKE]))



[Fralin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-29 TC1:56:13]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The margin of Edwards' victory was surprising to many Roanoke Valley Republicans who expected a closer result.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke Co.]


Hopes for a William Fralin win faded early in the evening... and Republicans had to look to other races for reasons to celebrate.
Fralin thanked his supporters, and congratulated Edwards, but he declined to analyze the result.
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[SOT 1:02:23]
[IN Q=You know I'm not sure]

((YOU KNOW I'M NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED . I THINK WE GOT OUR MESSAGE OUT. I THINK THE VOTERS UNDERSTOOD WHERE JOHN AND I WOULD HAVE VOTED DIFFERENTLY ON DIFFERENT PIECES OF LEGISLATION. APPARENTLY THEY SIDED WITH JOHN AND LIKED HIS VOTES JUST FINE AND THAT'S OKAY. THE VOTERS ARE ALWAYS RIGHT AND THAT'S OKAY.))
[SUPER=201-William Fralin/(R) State Senate Candidate]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=the voters are always right and that's okay.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Fralin said he does not believe that charges of negative campaigning played a role in his defeat.

[Keister]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-44 TC35:56]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


One of the most closely watched races this election was in the seventh district House of Delegates district.
The seat was left open by Republican Tommy Baker-- who retired after ten years in office.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE RESULTS FULL SCREEN]
And while the G-O-P was hoping to maintain the upper hand....
The Democrats had other plans with Dublin Mayor Benny Keister who was declared the winner.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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[SOT]

[IN Democrat]
[SUPER=203-Dublin; :00]
[SUPER=201-Benny Keister/(D) Delegate Elect; :16 ]
[SUPER=201-Barbara Chrisley/(R) Candidate for Delegate; :43 ]
[SUPER=219-Teresa/Hamilton; :59]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Dublin.]

((Democrat Benny Keister says he knew going into the race that it was going to be tough-- but never imagined it would get quite as heated as it did-- as evidenced by the constant stream of negative campaign ads that have bombarded viewers over the past several weeks.
[IN Q=]

(( BENNY KEISTER/D-DELEGATE ELECT: I THINK PART OF IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE FACT IT GOT TO BE A SPOTLIGHT TYPE DEAL, I HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO JUST DIG IN BECAUSE I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE UP.))
The seat Keister will soon occupy has historically been held by Republicans. And, the G-O-P was pinning its hopes on Barbara Chrisley....who acknowledged early on that Keister would be the one heading to Richmond. [IN Q] (( I'VE OBVIOUSLY LEARNED THE INSIDE OF BIG TIME POLITICS AT THE STATE LEVEL, BUT IT WAS A VERY REWARDING EXPERIENCE, OBVIOUSLY, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN.))
Keister, who's also Mayor of Dublin, would like to get some rest-- but admits that probably won't happen anytime soon. The question of who will fill his shoes locally-- must now be decided. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Dublin.))

[Cranwell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-49 TC03:33]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


Delegate Dick Cranwell is headed back to Richmond for a 15-th term-- after beating Al Bedrosian by 26 percentage points.
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[SOT 21:54:53]
[IN Q=This evening]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/(D) VINTON: THIS EVENING AS COMPARED TO THE ONE TWO YEARS AGO IS LIKE NIGHT A DAY...crowd cheers))

[SUPER=201-Del. Dick Cranwell/(D) Vinton]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=night and day...cheers]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Vinton]


This was the second time Cranwell beat Al Bedrosian for the 14th district seat in the House of Delegates.
But this time around Cranwell won by a significant majority -- compared to just a few percentage points last time.
And while Cranwell claimed his victory -- other democrats were not as lucky.
Despite the upset overall for the democratic party -- Cranwell says not much will change in the General Assembly.
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[SOT 22:06:30]
[IN Q=You all]

((YOU ALL WANT TO LOOK AT THIS AS DEMOCRATIC VERSUS REPUBLICAN AND THAT'S NOT WHAT THIS ELECTION WAS ABOUT, THIS WAS 140 FIRE FIGHTERS, LITTLE SKIRMISHES GOING ON))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=You all want]
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[VO-NAT]


Cranwell says he is ready to get back to Richmond to continue standing up for Southwest Virginia.
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[Newman-Campbell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-38 TC51:07]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


No surprises in central Virginia, where all three Republican incumbents handily won re- election.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Lynchburg]


Delegate Preston Bryant had no opposition this year, and Kathy Byron easily beat Democrat Jason Campbell in the 22nd District.
State Senator Steve Newman also had no trouble defeating his Democratic challenger in the 23rd senate district.
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[SOT 10:33:19]
[IN Q=The percentages]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: THE PERCENTAGES ARE EXCITING TO BE QUITE HONEST, THIS PARTICULAR CAMPAIGN THEY SPENT A LOT MORE MONEY, IT WAS A LOT MORE NEGATIVE AND THE RESULTS WERE THE SAME.)) ((JOHN CAMPBELL/D- SENATE CANDIDATE: I'M NOT DISCOURAGED BY THAT, BECAUSE IT MEANS WE GOT SUBSTANTIALLY MORE THAN WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL THE NORMAL DEMOCRATIC BASE IN THIS DISTRICT.))
[SUPER=201-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=201-John Campbell/(D) State Senate Candidate; :12]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=in this district.]
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[VO-NAT]


Campbell says he would "not" rule out another run for political office in his future.
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[Marye]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-39 TC38:03]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


Incumbent Madison Marye from the 39th district is celebrating his new status as the longest-serving Senator.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Christiansburg;]


Marye claimed 59 percent of the vote in his district, which stretches from Roanoke County to Grayson County.
The 73-year old farmer from Shawsville says he's just as enthusiastic about an eighth term as he was when first elected 26 years ago.
He won't even rule out the possibility of ANOTHER run.
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[SOT 2:31:32 - :50]
[IN Q=Laugh. You never...]

((MADISON MARYE: (laughs) YOU NEVER SAY NO IN THIS BUSINESS. MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: BUT YOU'RE NOT SAYING YES, EITHER. MARYE: I'M DEFINITELY NOT GOING TO RUN AGAIN UNLESS MY PARTY NOMINATES ME.))
[SUPER=201-Sen. Madison Marye/(D) 39th District;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=unless my party nominates me.]
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[VO-NAT]


Marye's opponent, Christiansburg businessman Jim Jones, raised almost twice the amount of money as his opponent, but walked away with only 41 percent of the vote.
Jones wished Marye good luck in his eighth term.
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[Church]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-36 TC1:20:01]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


One of the bright spots for Roanoke Valley Republicans was the election of Butch Church to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
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[TAKE RESULTS FULL SCREEN]
Church defeated Democrat Spike Harrison with 57 percent of the vote.
His victory, and the re-election of Fuzzy Minnix gives Republicans a majority on the board.
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[SOT 01:44:48]
[IN Q=I feel in my heart]

((I FEEL IN MY HEART THAT WE HAVE A CHEMISTRY AND A COMBINATION OF THREE REPUBLICANS THAT CAN USE THEIR COMMON SENSE AND RESPECT WE HAVE FOR THE CITIZENS. WE WORK FOR THE PEOPLE WE'RE PUBLIC SERVANTS. I THINK WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. WE REALLY DO.))
[SUPER=201-Butch Church/(R) Supervisor-Elect]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=we really do.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD!!]


Church paid tribute to his 85- year- old mother, his wife, and others who supported his eight and a half month campaign for office.

[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the Express pick up another win on the hard water.
Steve Mason has highlights, plus Tech's preparations for West Virginia.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:01]
[OUT Q=great day everybody]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)



[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-6]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Will Hardin/Back Country Ski & Sport; :13]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :22]
[RUNS=2:36]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: ski))

[XEROX-SHOOTING]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Honolulu's mayor says it appears the worst mass killing in Hawaii's history was the work of a ``disgruntled employee who snapped.''
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI;]

[shots of building and bodies being put in van 4:03;42 and 4:04:06]
Authorities say Xerox repairman Byran Uyesugi (oo-eh-SOO'-gee) shot and killed seven co-workers yesterday before fleeing in a company van.
A five hour stand-off with police followed before Uyesugi (oo-eh-SOO'-gee) turned himself in.
A search of the suspects home turned up a collection of guns including five rifles.
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[E-Museum-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-41 31:54]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Another historic building along Lynchburg's riverfront has burned.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


Just after ten last night, a passerby saw smoke coming from a second story window from the 135- year- old J.W. Wood building on Jefferson Street.
The structure is being renovated into the Amazement Square children's museum and was scheduled to open next summer.
Crews had the blaze under control in about twenty minutes.
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[S-Natural-Bridge]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-27 2:01:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The death of a tourist at historic Natural Bridge last month left experts with plenty of questions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge]


So the road that runs on top of the tourist attraction will be closed, beginning today.
Route 11 will be closed for as long as two weeks while experts check how solid it is.
A Georgia tourist was killed last month when a rock came loose.
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[Two-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



[essc#8700]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


It was a history making election.
Republicans have taken control of Virginia's legislature for the first time.
But Democrats scored some big wins in Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Investigators are looking at the Boeing 767's thrust reversers in connection with the EgyptAir probe.
The device was modified after a 1991 crash.
It's not known why, but a reverser on the EgyptAir 7-67 had been deactivated before the crash.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The state with one of the lowest murder rates in the nation has been shaken by an outburst of workplace violence.
In Hawaii, A Xerox repairman has surrendered to authorities after he allegedly shot and killed seven co-workers.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday November Third.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2XGR-Election]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-37 TC1:30:58]
[GRAPHIC=election 99]


A century of Democratic dominance in Virginia's statehouse is at an end.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]


Republicans swept into majority party status in the House of Delegates last night.
They also maintained their slim majority the state senate.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 22:57:54]
[IN Q=What a future]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WHAT A FUTURE WE'VE GOT AHEAD OF US! WHAT A MOMENT FOR ALL REPUBLICANS! DEMOCRACY HAS FINALLY COME TO THE COMMONWEALTH. applause))
[SOT 23:12:27]

((CRAIG BIEBER/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WELL VERY MIXED, OBVIOUSLY. WE WOULD HAVE HOPED TO HAVE WON MORE SEATS. IT APPEARS THAT WE WILL NOT QUITE GET THERE. BUT IT ALSO APPEARS THAT THE REPUBLICANS WHO WERE PREDICTING WE WOULD LOSE SEVERAL SEATS IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE. IT APPEARS THAT THOSE FOLKS WERE MISTAKEN.))
[SUPER=207-Gov. Jim Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=201-Craig Bieber/Virginia Democratic Party; :10!]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=were mistaken.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond/File Tape;]


The historic House results mean Democratic Speaker Tom Moss of Norfolk is out -- and the leading contender for his powerful post is from Amherst.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 08:27]
[IN Q=Well I might]

((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/R-AMHERST: WELL I MIGHT TALK TO A FEW OF MY MEMBERS. I HAVE A LOT OF SUPPORT. BUT I'D LIKE TO HAVE IT ALL.))
[SUPER=201-Del. Vance Wilkins/(R) Amherst;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=it all.]
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Bedford Independent Lacey Putney is a possible compromise candidate.
Republicans will pick a new speaker in two weeks.

[2-Keister]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-44 TC35:56]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


While Repulicans did well statewide, Southwest Virginia Democrats had a lot to celebrate last night.
One of the most closely watched races this election was in the seventh district House of Delegates district.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE RESULTS FULL SCREEN]
That's where Democrat Benny Keister won the seat left open when Republican Tommy Baker retired.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[IN Democrat]
[SUPER=203-Dublin; :00]
[SUPER=201-Benny Keister/(D) Delegate Elect; :16 ]
[SUPER=201-Barbara Chrisley/(R) Candidate for Delegate; :43 ]
[SUPER=219-Teresa/Hamilton; :59]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Dublin.]

((Democrat Benny Keister says he knew going into the race that it was going to be tough-- but never imagined it would get quite as heated as it did-- as evidenced by the constant stream of negative campaign ads that have bombarded viewers over the past several weeks.
[IN Q=]

(( BENNY KEISTER/D-DELEGATE ELECT: I THINK PART OF IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE FACT IT GOT TO BE A SPOTLIGHT TYPE DEAL, I HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO JUST DIG IN BECAUSE I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE UP.))
The seat Keister will soon occupy has historically been held by Republicans. And, the G-O-P was pinning its hopes on Barbara Chrisley....who acknowledged early on that Keister would be the one heading to Richmond. [IN Q] (( I'VE OBVIOUSLY LEARNED THE INSIDE OF BIG TIME POLITICS AT THE STATE LEVEL, BUT IT WAS A VERY REWARDING EXPERIENCE, OBVIOUSLY, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN.))
Keister, who's also Mayor of Dublin, would like to get some rest-- but admits that probably won't happen anytime soon. The question of who will fill his shoes locally-- must now be decided. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Dublin.))

[2-Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-35 TC1:48:46]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


The race for Roanoke's Senate Seat was supposed to be a close one, but it never was.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE RESULTS FULL SCREEN]
State Senator John Edwards easily won re-election in the 21st District.
Scott Goldberg was at the Democrat's victory party.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=201-Sen. John Edwards/(D) 21st District; :12]
[SUPER=201-Vern Danielsen/Rke. Democratic Chairman; :45]
[SUPER=219-Scott/Goldberg; :53]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=News-7 Roanoke]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATSOUND: EDWARDS CELEBRATING.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=]


All week John Edwards was getting ready for a race that would come down to the wire...
What he got in the end was a landslide victory.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:14:17]
[IN Q=tonight is not]

((EDWARDS: TONIGHT IS NOT JUST A VICTORY FOR JOHN EDWARDS. IT'S A VICTORY FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY (applause).)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=applause]


Republicans thought they had a good chance of winning back Edward's seat ...
And even the most optimistic Democrats were surprised he won by an 18-point margin.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT EDWARDS INTERVIEW AT 10:42:53]
[IN Q=WE DIDN'T]

((EDWARDS: WE DIDN'T ANTICIPATE ... THIS LARGE MARGIN OF VICTORY.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=MARGIN OF VICTORY]


In the end, Democrats say, voters said "no" to negative campaigning ....
Endorsing Edwards' record ... his ideas ... and his refusal to run ads attacking his opponent.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT vern interview at 10:34:20]
[IN Q=WHEN SOMEONE]

((VERN DANIELSEN: WHEN SOMEONE RUNS ON ISSUES AND HAS A STRONG CHARACTER, IT'S A VICTORY FOR EVERYBODY.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=FOR EVERYBODY]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT STANDUP 12:18:45]
[IN Q=THE 21ST]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: THE 21ST DISTRICT STATE SENATE SEAT HAS A HISTORY OF CHANGING PARTIES -- IT'S DONE THAT IN 4 OF THE LAST 5 ELECTIONS. JOHN EDWARDS BUCKS THAT TREND ... WINNING RE-ELECTION TO A SECOND FOUR-YEAR TERM IN RICHMOND. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=NEWS-7 RONAOKE]))



[2-Fralin]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-29 TC1:56:13]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Many Roanoke Valley Republicans who expected a closer result were surprised by the margin of Edwards' victory..

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke Co.]


Hopes for a William Fralin win faded early in the evening... and Republicans had to look to other races for reasons to celebrate.
Fralin thanked his supporters, and congratulated Edwards, but he declined to analyze the result.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:02:23]
[IN Q=You know I'm not sure]

((YOU KNOW I'M NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED . I THINK WE GOT OUR MESSAGE OUT. I THINK THE VOTERS UNDERSTOOD WHERE JOHN AND I WOULD HAVE VOTED DIFFERENTLY ON DIFFERENT PIECES OF LEGISLATION. APPARENTLY THEY SIDED WITH JOHN AND LIKED HIS VOTES JUST FINE AND THAT'S OKAY. THE VOTERS ARE ALWAYS RIGHT AND THAT'S OKAY.))
[SUPER=201-William Fralin/(R) State Senate Candidate]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=the voters are always right and that's okay.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Fralin said he does not believe that charges of negative campaigning played a role in his defeat.

[2-Cranwell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-49 TC03:33]
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A 26-percentage point victory means Democrat Dick Cranwell is headed back to Richmond for a 15-th term.
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[VO-NAT]
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This was the second time Cranwell beat Al Bedrosian for the 14th district seat in the House of Delegates.
But this time around Cranwell won by a significant majority -- compared to just a few percentage points last time.
And while Cranwell claimed his victory -- other democrats were not as lucky.
Despite the upset overall for the democratic party -- Cranwell says not much will change in the General Assembly.
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((YOU ALL WANT TO LOOK AT THIS AS DEMOCRATIC VERSUS REPUBLICAN AND THAT'S NOT WHAT THIS ELECTION WAS ABOUT, THIS WAS 140 FIRE FIGHTERS, LITTLE SKIRMISHES GOING ON))
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Cranwell says he is ready to get back to Richmond to continue standing up for Southwest Virginia.
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[Bedrosian]


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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-45 TC32:59]
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Al Bedrosian says next time he'll let a more effective Republican run for the House of Delegates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke Co.;]

Bedrosian lost to Delegate Dick Cranwell last night for the second time. He wound up with only about a third of the vote. Two years ago, Bedrosian almost beat Cranwell.
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((IF YOU DIDN'T DO AS WELL AS YOU DID TWO YEARS AGO AND IF SOMEONE ELSE WANTED TO RUN AND WOULD DO BETTER THAN YOU, IT'S PROBABLY THEIR TURN TO DO IT.))
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Bedrosian says he based his campaign on Christian values. But his opponent ran negative ads and raised ten times as much money, and Bedrosian says that may have made the difference.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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All three Republican incumbents easily won re- election in Central Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Lynchburg]


Delegate Preston Bryant had no opposition this year, and Kathy Byron easily beat Democrat Jason Campbell in the 22nd District.
State Senator Steve Newman also had no trouble defeating his Democratic challenger in the 23rd senate district.
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[IN Q=The percentages]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: THE PERCENTAGES ARE EXCITING TO BE QUITE HONEST, THIS PARTICULAR CAMPAIGN THEY SPENT A LOT MORE MONEY, IT WAS A LOT MORE NEGATIVE AND THE RESULTS WERE THE SAME.)) ((JOHN CAMPBELL/D- SENATE CANDIDATE: I'M NOT DISCOURAGED BY THAT, BECAUSE IT MEANS WE GOT SUBSTANTIALLY MORE THAN WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL THE NORMAL DEMOCRATIC BASE IN THIS DISTRICT.))
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[OUT Q=in this district.]
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Campbell says he would "not" rule out another run for political office in his future.
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[2-Marye]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-39 TC38:03]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


Incumbent Madison Marye's re-election means he's also the state's longest-serving Senator.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Christiansburg;]


Marye claimed 59 percent of the vote in his district, which stretches from Roanoke County to Grayson County.
The 73-year old farmer from Shawsville says he's just as enthusiastic about an eighth term as he was when first elected 26 years ago.
He won't even rule out the possibility of ANOTHER run.
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((MADISON MARYE: (laughs) YOU NEVER SAY NO IN THIS BUSINESS. MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: BUT YOU'RE NOT SAYING YES, EITHER. MARYE: I'M DEFINITELY NOT GOING TO RUN AGAIN UNLESS MY PARTY NOMINATES ME.))
[SUPER=201-Sen. Madison Marye/(D) 39th District;]
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[OUT Q=unless my party nominates me.]
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[VO-NAT]


Marye's opponent, Christiansburg businessman Jim Jones, raised almost twice the amount of money as his opponent, but walked away with only 41 percent of the vote.
Jones wished Marye good luck in his eighth term.
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[2-Church]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-36 TC1:20:01]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


While Democrats won most of the Roanoke Valley's Senate and House seats, Roanoke County Republicans can celebrate the election of Butch Church to the Board of Supervisors.
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[TAKE RESULTS FULL SCREEN]
Church defeated Democrat Spike Harrison with 57 percent of the vote.
His victory, and the re-election of Fuzzy Minnix gives Republicans a majority on the board.
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((I FEEL IN MY HEART THAT WE HAVE A CHEMISTRY AND A COMBINATION OF THREE REPUBLICANS THAT CAN USE THEIR COMMON SENSE AND RESPECT WE HAVE FOR THE CITIZENS. WE WORK FOR THE PEOPLE WE'RE PUBLIC SERVANTS. I THINK WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. WE REALLY DO.))
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[OUT Q=we really do.]
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Church paid tribute to his 85- year- old mother, his wife, and others who supported his eight and a half month campaign for office.

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[egyptair-crash]


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There's new information today on the crash of egyptair flight 990.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Off Massachussetts;]

[4:45:07]
Federal investigators say an engine part on the Boeing 7-67 was not working when the jet-liner plunged into the Atlantic Ocean.
Authorities don't know why one of the plane's thrust reversers was deactivated but they say the jet liner still met flight regulations.
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((JIM HALL/CHMN., NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD:THESE ISSUES WILL BE FULLY INVESTIGATED BY THE NTSB MAINTENANCE GROUP. ))
[SUPER=01-Jim Hall/NTSB Chairman;]
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A faulty thrust reverser is blamed for the crash of another Boeing 7-67 in Thailand in 19-91.
Meantime, investigators now say they've picked up signals from both of the jet's black boxes but recovering them is proving difficult because of weather conditions.
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[2-S-Natural-Bridge]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-27 2:01:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The death of a tourist at historic Natural Bridge last month left experts with plenty of questions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge]


So the road that runs on top of the tourist attraction will be closed, beginning today.
Route 11 will be closed for as long as two weeks while experts check how solid it is.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, Steve Mason has highlights from the Express' victory over Wheeling, and highlights from the first night of the N-B-A season.
Good Morning Steve.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Virginia Republicans took control of the House of Delegates for the first time in history last night.
They also kept their slim Senate majority.
The historic House results mean Democratic Speaker Tom Moss is out-- and the leading contender for his powerful post is Amherst's Vance Wilkins.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The road atop Natural Bridge will be closed today as inspectors check the formation's safety.
Route 11 could be closed for as long as two weeks.
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