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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... the rain is moving out of the region today as the wind is moving in...
Meterologist leo Hirsbrunner will have the chilly forecast coming up right after the news..





[7-24th-Delegate]


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Republicans will keep control of the 24th House of Delegates district .. the one held for years by former House Speaker Vance Wilkins.
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[Take Leader 400] Here's a look at the final vote. Ben Cline captured 58 per cent of the vote .. winning everywhere in the district except Lexington, the home town of Democrat Mimi Elrod.
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[7-11Elrod]


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Delegate- elect Ben Cline celebrated with family and friends and says he looks forward to getting to work for the district. As for Mimi Elrod, the Democrat says that she considers her campaign a successful one ..
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[SUPER=403-Rockbridge Co.;]

In conceding victory to 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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[7-Bond-Issues]


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A statewide bond referendum was a big winner for Virginia voters. Virginians strongly approved millions of dollars to help state funded colleges and state parks.
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[Take Leader 110]
More than 70 percent of the voters OK'd 900 million in bonds for improvements at state schools. [Take Leader 120]
And state parks will be getting more than 100 million dollars. The margin was a little lower than the education issue .. but still overwhelming.
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Governor Mark Warner says he's excited that Virginians want to make an investment 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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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Brace yourself for some windy weather today, with temperatures running a bit warmer.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, straight ahead in the forecast.






[45-9th-District]


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Rick Boucher claimed an easy victory in the 9th District for his 11th term in Washington.
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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 two thirds of the votes.
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The victory was a familiar one for Boucher .. but still a sweet one.
He says yesterday's win sends a couple of messages: negative campaigning doesn't work .. and 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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Republican Jay Katzen says he doesn't know what his next move will be.
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The former House of Delegates member made his concession speech last night surrounded by family and supporters at an Abingdon restaurant.
Katzen says running against an incumbent is an uphill battle but that it wasn't a deterrent during campaigning.
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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 moved to Abingdon to run in the race. He says he will most likely move again but that it will be within the 9th district.
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[45-Referenda-Local]


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Several ballot questions in area counties did not go over well with voters...
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[Take Leader 640] In Lexington and Rockbridge County, voters said "No" to replacing the century-old courthouse with a new one.. just one block away. [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 one down as well. [Take Leader 630] And the residents of Patrick County spoke loud and clear. They want no part of borrowing 37 million dollars to build a new countymiddle school. 83 per cent .. or about 5 of every 6 voters .. voted "No".
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The heavy rains are becoming a thing of the past, as drier, windy weather moves into the region.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, right after the news.






[8-5th-District]


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Virgil Goode still remains the popular choice for voters in the 5th district... even after switching parties for his bid for Congress...
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[Take Leader 200] Goode appears to be just as dominant as a Republican .. as he was while a Democrat. He defeated Meredith Richards by almost a two-to-one margin.
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Goode celebrated his landslide victory last night at the Carrington Center in Danville.
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He arrived to a thunderous applause about two hours after the polls closed.
He thanked supporters before taking a congratulatory phone call from Senator George Allen.
The Congressman says he's ready to head back to Washington with several main goals in mind.
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((VIRGIL GOODE: I HOPE WE CAN GET THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT PASSED. I KNOW A LOT OF THAT DEPENDS WHAT TRANSPIRES IN THE SENATE IN A LITTLE BIT. AND WE ALSO NEED TO GET UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS EXTENDED FOR A NUMBER OF PERSONS.))
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Goode also says he wants to work to 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 last night and officially conceded the race around 9:15. 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 "very seriously" at another run in 2004.
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[8-Roads-Referenda]


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Voters in northern and Tidewater Virginia shot down Governor Warner's push to raise sales taxes to finance more highway construction.
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[Take Leader 500] In northern Virginia, the sales tax referendum went down 55 per cent to 45. [Take Leader 510] And in the Hampton Roads area, the "no" vote was even more emphatic .. with more than 60 per cent of the voters turning it down.
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