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All of the election results straight ahead...
Did the parks and education bonds pass-
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Plus who's heading to Richmond in the 24th- final numbers and reaction-
Plus a look at many other races from around the region- the state and the nation.
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Stay with us. News 7 at Eleven is coming up next.

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((THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! APPLAUSE.))
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A new face heads to Richmond... Ben Cline wins tonight..
The U-S Senate is also welcoming some new faces... but will Democrats lose their slim majority- That hangs in the balance tonight.
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[24th-Delegate]


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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Statewide Virginia voters say yes to college and parks- and in Northern Virginia they say NO to a higher sales tax for roads.
Many race results for you tonight- We will have them all for you- We begin tonight in the 24th district of Virginia.
It was a battle between two newcomers-
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[Take Leader 400] and when the smoke cleared- Republican Ben Cline wins it- 57 percent winning over Democrat- Mimi Elrod who brought in 43 percent of the vote.
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Sixth District Republications celebrated a clean sweep tonight with Warner, Goodlatte and Cline. And, what was billed as a competitive race to succeed Vance Wilkins in the House of Delegates wasn't close at all.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JoeStarlink;]

Tonight Joe Dashiell is at the Natural Bridge Hotel where Republicans followed the returns and celebrated Ben Cline's victory over Mimi Elrod.

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((ROLLCUE:...called to concede))
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[Elrod]


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Democrat Mimi Elrod says tonight that she considers her campaign a successful one even though she didn't come out on top.
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[SUPER=403-Rockbridge Co.]

In conceding victory to Ben Cline, Elrod said her campaign brought up issues like education, the environment, and the economy. Meanwhile, she says she hopes her opponent will keep his promises made during the campaign.
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Elrod says its too early to tell if she will run when the 24th district seat is up for election again next year. But adds... it's something she will consider.
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Virginias come out strong for schools and parks in the state- approving referendums for state funded colleges and state parks.
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[Take Leader 110]
Here are the numbers.
Virginia voters say yes--- to 900 million in bonds for improvements at state schools.

[Take Leader 120]
Virginians also approve a bond for 119 million- for state parks and recreation.
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[Roads-Referenda]


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People in the states most heavily congested areas voted on increasing their sales taxes to finance more highway construction.
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[Take Leader 500] In northern Virginia, voters apparently don't want to pay more. They shot down the sales tax referendum. [Take Leader 510] And in the Hampton Roads area, voters also said *no* to a hike in the sales tax.
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Governor Mark Warner says he's "excited" that Virginians gave a big thumbs up to investing in higher education and state parks.
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The bonds will raise almost one billion dollars to build new facilities on Virginia's college campuses and to improve state parks.
Warner was a major supporter of both bond issues.
But it was a mixed night for the Governor.
The transportation sales tax referendum he campaigned hard for in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads was defeated.

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The sales tax referendum sought to raise billions of dollars in transportation improvements for those two traffic-clogged regions.
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[Senator]


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On the federal scene, Senator John Warner had no Democratic party opposition on the ballot .. as he sought a fifth 6-year term.
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[Take Leader #100]

Not much suspense in this race... John Warner will return to the Capitol.
HE pulled in more than 80 percent of the vote against the two independents.
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[5th-District]


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Two area congressional races were contested. In the 5th district, it was Virgil Goode's first run for re- election as a Republican.
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[Take Leader 200] Charlottesville City Councilwoman Meredith Richards was hoping to unseat him ..
That didn't happen... Virgil Goode wins easily by a 2 to 1 margin.
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[Goode]


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Goode celebrated his landslide victory at the Carrington Center in Danville.
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He arrived to a thunderous applause just before nine. He personally thanked his supporters and then took a congratulatory call from Senator George Allen. The Congressman says he's relieved his decision to switch to the Republican party caused no major problems for his campaign.
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Goode heads back to Washington with three major goals.... he wants to see Congress pass prescription drug benefits legislation, extend unemployment benefits, and make the tax cut permanent.
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While Goode heads back to Congress-- his opponent Meredith Richards returns to her seat on Charlottesville City Council. Richards appeared before about a hundred supporters at her downtown headquarters tonight and officially conceded the race around nine fifteen. She says she's proud of the campaign she waged-- but admitted it was an uphill battle from the start.
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Richard says she'll continue to work to improve central Virginia and she's looking QUOTE "very seriously" UNQUOTE at another run in 2-thousand four.
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In the 9th district, Rick Boucher campaigned for an 11th term.
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[Take Leader 300] Republicans hoped Jay Katzen's move to Abingdon would unseat the Democrat, but Boucher held on easily... getting nearly 100-thousand votes.
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That victory was sweet for Congressman Boucher.
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((NAT SOUND OF CLAPPING))
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Boucher will hold on to his 9th district seat for another two years.
He says tonight's win sends a couple of messages: one that negative campaigning doesn't work and that voters believe in his commitment to bring new jobs to the region.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/(D) 9TH DISTRICT:TONIGHT I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE ARE VERY CLOSE TO ANNOUNCING THAT ANOTHER OF THE TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES MY SHOWCASING SOUTHWEST, VIRGINIA PROGRAM HAS INTRODUCED TO THE REGION WILL BE LOCATING IN ANOTHER OF OUR COAL PRODUCING COUNTIES AND CREATING 21ST CENTURY JOBS))
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Boucher celebrated his victory with dozens of his supporters at the Martha Washington Inn in Abingdon.
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The Republican candidate in the 9th Jay Katzen made his concession around 9-30 surrounded by supporters at an Abingdon restaurant.
Katzen says running against an incumbent is an uphill battle but that it wasn't a deterrent during the campaign.
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((JAY KATZEN/REPUBLICAN 9TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE:I EXPECTED MORE VOTES BUT WE ARE PLEASED WITH EACH AND EVERY VOTE WE GOT. WE WORKED HARD I NEVER HAD A GROUP IN ANY RACE THAT WORKED AS HARD AS THE PEOPLE DID SUPPORTING ME))
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Katzen who moved to Abingdon to run in the race says he will most likely move again but it will be within the 9th district.
As far as his future political plans, he's still undecided.
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[Goodlatte]


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Bob Goodlatte had no ballot opposition .. in his sixth run for Congress in the 6th district.
Independent Martin Jeffrey mounted a write-in campaign... and while close to three thousand write-ins were cast in the district, the names won't be tabulated tonight.
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Still ahead on News 7, more results from local races and two changes to Virginia's constitution.
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[Amendments]


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Virginians also decided on two proposed consitutional amendments.
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[Take Leader 130]
One would give wrongfully convicted people a better chance of being exonerated. Voters said yes to that question. [Take Leader 140] The other amendment would give local governments the power to determine whether properties should be tax-exempt instead of the state.
That amendment also passed tonight.
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[Local-Referenda]


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Voters in several area counties and communities had ballot questions to consider today.
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[Take Leader 640] In Lexington and Rockbridge County, it was whether to replace the century-old courthouse with a new one.. just one block away.
Voters said no to that possibility. [Take Leader 650] And in Rockbridge County only .. a 10 million dollar bond to finance construction was also on the ballot.
But voters shot that down too.
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[TAKE PINNACLE 630]

[Patrick-Referendum]


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(+++++++)

[Take Leader 630]
In Patrick County, the question was a bond issue to build a new county middle school.
Voters overwhelmingly said no to that initiative.
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[Other-Referenda]


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Two communities had mixed alcoholic beverage questions to consider.
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[Take Leader 615] In Hillsville, 59 percent of voters said yes to mixed drinks. [Take Leader 617] And in the Boydton district of Mecklenburg County, voters also said yes to mixed drinks by about a two to one margin.


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[Special-Elections]


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Two area counties held contested special elections today.
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[Take Leader 610] A five-way race for Treasurer in Bland County, where JoAnn Shewey, who had been appointed to the post, defeated four others hoping to take her place. [Take Leader 630] And in Patrick County, a contested race for Supervisor in the Mayo River district ... Charles Smith keeps his seat, outpacing Dan Foley Senior by about 200 votes.
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Now if you missed any of the numbers for any races of interest, we will run them all again at the bottom of your screen during the first few minutes of Late Night with David Letterman.
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[Take Election Web Page FS] Or you can get caught up at any time by going to our Web page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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Will Democrats hold onto their slim majority in the U-S Senate?
Voter turnout is seen as a key factor in that-
Tight races in a number of races could make it a long night- Teri Okita has a look at the national picture-
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((ELIZABETH DOLE IS ONE OF THE EVENING'S BIG WINNERS..HOLDING ONTO THE NORTH CAROLINA SEAT VACATED BY JESSE HELMS ...FOR THE REPUBLICANS.
SOT ELIZABETH DOLE/ R-SENATOR ELECT. N.C.

Please give me a chance....I intend to be the senator for all voters.
TRACK: SEVERAL STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE ANNOUNCING RECORD TURN-OUTS. IN MINNESOTA, THE LINES ARE SO LONG THAT THE

POLL HOURS WERE EXTENDED TO ACCOMMODATE VOTERS. THAT SENATE RACE BETWEEN REPUBLICAN OPPONENT, NORM COLEMAN AND FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT, WALTER MONDALE IS SO CLOSE, IT MAY NOT BE DECIDED FOR AT LEAST A DAY WHILE THEY COUNT THE VOTES. TRACK: OF THE 34-SENATE SEATS UP FOR GRABS, MOST EARLY RESULTS COME AS NO SURPRISE. TWO-THIRDS OF THE RACES ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE COMPETITIVE. BUT, THE BATTLE FOR CONTROL OF THE SENATE REALLY LIES IN 10-TIGHT RACES SOME, WHOS RESULTS ARE JUST TOO CLOSE TO CALL. TRACK: WITH 49-REPUBLICANS, 49-DEMOCRATS, AND TWO INDEPENDENTS, THE SENATE IS SO EVENLY DIVIDED, THAT ANY UPSETS OR LOST SEATS COULD DETERMINE THE DIRECTION OF CONGRESS OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS. PRESIDENT BUSHS LEGISLATIVE AGENDA AND JUDICIAL CONFIRMATIONS ARE AT STAKE, AS WELL.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: This is considered the most important mid-term election in half-a-century. And while Americans arent necessarily known for their patience, with so many tight races, they should brace for a long and possibly, inconclusive election night.))

[TN-Lottery]


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One of the races in Tennessee worth noting, voters there approved a state lottery.
Tennessee resident currently buy about 10 million dollars worth of Virginia lottery tickets every year.
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He's supposed to keep an eye on the accounting industry.. but some said he was too close to corporate criminals.
Tonight he's out of a job.
Details next on News 7.
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Plus a priest who served in the Roanoke Valley is cleared of sexual abuse charges.
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[Pitt]


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On this Election Night one top Washington official is leaving his job- voluntarily- but not without some controversy.
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Harvey Pitt .. the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission is resigning-
He caused political embarrassment for the President.
In the wake of the Enron and other business scandals... Pitt had been criticized for meeting with heads of organizations that were under fire- and for his close relations with the Big accounting firms that were also under investigation.
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[Rule]


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The former pastor of Roanoke's Saint Andrew's Catholic Church is resuming his duties as a priest after being cleared of sexual misconduct.
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Father Randy Rule was suspended in August after an allegation of sexual misconduct involving a high school seminary student twenty-six years ago.
The Diocese of Richmond's review board found that Rule's conduct was "inappropriate."
The board, however, did NOT think the incident warranted removing the 53-year-old priest.
Rule, who was at St. Andrew's for nine years, has been assigned to a church in Richmond.
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Rule's lawyer issued a statement today saying the "entire process has been intensely traumatic" for the priest.
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A Franklin County museum is staying put.
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Ferrum College had considered moving the Blue Ridge Institute Farm Museum to make way for a grocery store.
The school's trustees met this weekend and decided to scrap the plan for now.
They did however leave the option open to develop other parts of the campus.
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A tech football player is diagnosed with cancer, high school hoops and Jimmy Spencer is fired today, but first our extra point.
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The ACC's leading rusher is out for the wrest of the season. An MRI Monday showed that Greg Jones tore his anterior cruciate ligament and injured his medial collateral ligament in the Seminoles win over Wake Forest this past Saturday.


The 240 pound tailback averaged 104 yards a game and had amassed 938 yards along with eight touchdowns.
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Ideally, every college football coach wants each of his players to approach each game as if it were his last. In a tragic turn of events over the last few weeks, that might just be the case for Virginia Tech linebacker Michael Crawford. Mike Stevens explains.
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Saturday at 3:30 at Beaver Stadium Penn State will try and avenge last season's loss to Virginia when the two meet in an out of conference contest.
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The 19th rated Nittany Lions defense is ranked 36th in the country and yields 340 yards a game.
That unit faces quarterback Matt Schaub, a native of West Chester Pennsylvania.
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Paterno's offense is rated 22nd on the nation and is churning out 409 yards a game. While the Nittany Lions attack faces a UVa Defense rated 102nd out of 117 teams, he respects the unit, especially number 30, Jerton Evans.
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In girls hoops last night, Blacksburg clinched at least a tie for the Blue Ridge District regular season title by beating William Fleming.
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A few college coaches were on hand. A Michigan assistant coach was looking at Khadija Whittington and Hollins coach Karen Jenkins Harvey was on hand.
Blacksburg's Brittney Anderson would have a big night, here she knocks down two of her 18 points on the night.
[SUPER=33-Blacksburg/51/William Fleming/45;]


Whittington would not disappoint as she scores here, but her Colonels trailed all night long.
Leslie Anderson is gonna rip rope right here and Blacksburg improves to 21 and OH with the 51-45 win over third place Fleming.
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Chip Ganassi racing is firing Jimmy Spencer at the end of this Winston Cup season.
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Spencer currently ranks 27th in the cup points race with two top fives and six top ten finishes. No one has yet to be tabbed as a replacement in the number 41 Target Dodge.
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[S-NASCAR]


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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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In other racing news, Martinsville Speedway has announced that the half mile track will host two Craftsman Truck Series races in 2003. The track has been the home to one truck race each year since 1995. There will be a spring truck race, April 12t in the Advance Auto Parts 250 and there will be a second race October 18th.
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[S-Cy]


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By winning today's Cy Young award, Arizona Diamondbacks ace Randy Johnson earns a one million dollar bonus on top of his 12.35 million dollar salary for this season. The award also bumps his 2003 salary by an additional three million bucks to 15 million dollars.
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This is Johnson's fourth straight Cy Young and fifth overall. He won it in the A-L with Seattle. Johnson received all 32 first place votes. Teammate Curt Schilling was the runner up. Johnson had a record of 24-and-5 with a two-point-37 ERA. He led all of baseball with 334 strikeouts and had four shutouts. (------------)