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Democrats sweep Roanoke's elections tonight.
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Reaction from the city's next mayor- and more-
Plus opponents of a sewer system take home wins in Blacksburg.
Highlights of the big Hidden Valley- Blacksburg soccer game.
And coaches give a 13 year old a crybaby award.. Now they may be crying.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Roanoke Democrats celebrate a city council sweep, as Nelson Harris claims the mayor's office and three Democratic council candidates claim victory as well.
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[Roanoke-Mayor]


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With a crowded field of competetive candidates, both the mayor's race and the council contest were considered a toss up.
But tonight the four Democrats prevailed.
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[Take Leader 520]
Current Democratic Councilman Nelson Harris will now try his hand at the mayor's job.
Harris gathered 37 percent of the vote. Independent Mac McCadden was about 750 votes behind and Republican Alice Hincker came in third.
The other Independent, George Sgorous (Score-us), was a distant fourth.
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[TAKE NEXT LEADER 530]

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[TAKE LEADER 530]
The Democratic sweep in Roanoke also includes all three council seats that were up for grabs.
Incumbent Bev Fitzpatrick gathered the most votes and will keep his seat.
Sherman Lea and Brian Wishneff, who ran as a team, had nearly identical vote totals.
Republican Wendy Jones was fourth with 17 percent, followed by former Republican councilman- turned independent Bill Carder and independent Angela Norman.
Duane Howard brought up the pack with four percent.
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[Harris-Democrats]


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The election will return two incumbents to City Council and install two newcomers.
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Tonight Joe Dashiell is outside city hall with more on the Democratic sweep.
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((ROLLCUE:...not certain they would celebrate tonight.))
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[OUT Q=of the stadium.]
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[Republicans]


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It was a disappointing night for Republicans in Roanoke.
Party supporters tell News 7's Justin McLeod they may be gone but they won't be forgotten.
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[SUPER=01-Wendy Jones/(R) Roanoke City Council Candidate; :33 QUICK!!!]
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((((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN SAYING AT 20:56:38 "THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER FOUR YEARS FOR NOTHING."))
Some Republicans were clearly frustrated and disappointed, but from the candidates you got a more upbeat response.
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((ALICE HINCKER: THE FACT IT IS ALL DEMOCRATS MAYBE THEY WILL BE ABLE TO WORK BETTER TOGETHER AND MAYBE GET MORE RESULTS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE IN THE PAST.)) [Runs07]
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But that doesn't mean Alice Hincker is going away quietly.
She plans to continue to speak out on issues like school violence.
She'll have plenty of company from fellow running mate Wendy Jones.
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((WENDY JONES: ARE WE GOING TO SEE YOU AGAIN? ABSOLUTELY. NOT A QUESTION.)) [Runs03]
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There is still a question why Republicans did so poorly this time around.
Outgoing Republican mayor Ralph Smith shares his thoughts.
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((RALPH SMITH: THE TWO CANDIDATES CAME TOGETHER REAL WELL. THE PARTY DIDN'T COME TOGETHER. SOME OF THE PARTY SELECTED ONE CANDIDATE, SOME SELECTED ANOTHER CANDIDATE.)) [Runs08]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: MAYOR SMITH GOES ON TO SAY VOTERS FOCUSED ON THE ISSUES, MAINLY VICTORY STADIUM, RATHER THAN A PARTICULAR PARTY. AND ALTHOUGH WENDY JONES SAYS SHE WILL RUN AGAIN ALICE HINCKER WON'T COMMIT TO ANOTHER RUN FOR MAYOR JUST YET. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

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It was also a disappointing night for Roanoke Independents.
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History repeated itself as mayoral candidate Mac McCadden finished a close second for the second time. McCadden says he ran an efficient grass- roots campaign, but was unable to win a few areas with strong party ties.
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((MAC MCCADDEN/(I) CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE MAYOR: I THINK I LAID OUT ANOTHER EFFECTIVE RACE AND I DO BELIEVE I MADE A CASE FOR PEOPLE IN TERMS OF LOOKING AT INDEPENDENTS AS THE WAY TO GO IN ROANOKE CITY IN TERMS OF ELECTIONS FOR LOCAL OFFICIALS. I AM REALLY STAUNCHLY AM AGAINST THE PARTY AFFILIATION FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS.))
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McCadden says the only running he'll be doing any time soon is after his 2- year- old grand- daughter. He congratulates Nelson Harris - calling him the "second best choice" for mayor. Independent Bill Carder also lost his bid for a seat on council, but says he'll continue to work for Roanoke as a citizen.
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((BILL CARDER: I LOVE THIS CITY AND I'M INVOLVED IN A LOT OF THINGS YOU KNOW THE BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVAL AND SPECIAL EVENTS AROUND THE CITY SO I'LL CONTINUE TO VOLUNTEER AND CONTINUE TO MAKE THIS CITY A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE.))
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Carder calls his campaign a great experience that allowed him to meet a lot of good people.
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[B'burg-Council]


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A controversial sewer project in Blacksburg, and two high-profile write-in campaigns, helped create a very high turnout for the town council race.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 110 - 2 Pages]
It turned out to be a sweep against the current Toms Creek Sewer Project.
Ron Rordam, Paul Lancaster and Donald Langrehr-- all opponents of the current project-- won the three open seats.

Incumbent J-B Jones was fourth and will lose his seat.
Frances Parsons and Toby Rock waged write-in campaigns, but with only 791 total write-in votes, they fell well short.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa spoke with two of the winners tonight. She's live in Blacksburg, Rachel?
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Jean, this election was truly all about a sewer line. And tonight the voters of Blacksburg came out in record numbers to essentially vote against the current project.
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Blacksburg is planning to build a 12 mile sewer line along Toms Creek. The victor's tonight are all against the type of sewer line that will be used and the location. They want it to run along 460 and NOT Toms Creek. The winners... Don Langrehr, Ron Rordam and Paul Lancaster say today's record turnout only proves this town was ready for change.
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((PAUL LANCASTER: I THINK ITS AN INDICATION WE NEED TO SEE SOME CHANGES AROUND HERE ABOUT HOW THE TOWN COUNCIL LISTENS TO ITS CITIZENS AND I THINK THAT WAS TOLD BY THE OVERWHELMING VOTER TURNOUT OF THE CANDIDATES WHO WON. RON RORDAM:I THINK ITS SAYING PEOPLE WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN TOWN COUNCIL AND PEOPLE WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN DECISION. I THINK IT'S A GOOD INDICATION WE NEED TO GO FORWARD WITH THAT CONCEPT. THAT WE NEED TO INCLUDE CITIZENS IN ACTIVE PARTICIPATION WITH THE TOWN. ))
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22-percent of registered voters turned out for the election. Far more people than any of the last 6 town elections and according to the voter registrar... quite possibly a record.
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Jean, this truly became a one issue campaign and it appears the Blacksburg has spoke out against the current Toms Creek sewer project.
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(QUESTION: Rachel, What about the controversial project? Will these candidates try to change the plans? )

Jean, Ron Rordam and Paul Lancaster both say if they have any opportunity to change the vote they will. They both say they want to town council to take another look at this project before Blacksburg moves ahead with any construction. So, well have to wait and see.
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Still ahead on News 7, results and reaction from Lynchburg, Salem and Southside.
Plus a warmer forecast from Robin Reed... maybe downright hot.
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and a decision that will keep the number of U-S troops in Iraq at 135-thousand.
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(( Hey, folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Bruins refuse to give up the River Ridge throne tonight against Hidden Valley. The spring jubilee is ready to roll in Radford. Billy would like you to sample some of this. And sports stuff in the name of charity tonight on the Big 7.))
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In Lynchburg, two of the four City Council seats "up for grabs" this year were contested races.
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[Take Leader 380] We'll start with the upset in the first ward, where Michael Gillette knocked off incumbent Julian Adams. Marie Martin came in third. [Take Leader 390] In the second ward, another three-way race, where incumbent Ed Barksdale did NOT run for re-election. Ceasor (Caeser) Johnson will replace him, winning 77 percent of the vote.
McKinley Marshall and Anthony Howard were far behind.
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So Lynchburg residents may need a scorecard to tell who the players are on City Council.. three new faces will join the seven-person board in July.
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Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom.. Steve, any surprises in tonight's numbers?
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A few.. I think everyone expected Ceasor Johnson to win in Ward Two, but the margin of Michael Gillette's Ward One victory over a well-known incumbent was somewhat surprising.
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((CEASOR T. JOHNSON, CITY COUNCILMAN.. (cheering) ))
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The party started early at Ceasor Johnson's headquarters where the first-time politician easily swept aside two challengers to take over for Ed Barksdale in Lynchburg's Ward Two.
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((CEASOR JOHNSON/WARD TWO WINNER: I'M OVERWHELMED, I'M HAPPY, I'M EXUBERANT. AS YOU KNOW EARLIER I WAS JUST ON THE STREETS BEGGING PEOPLE TO COME IN AND STOP BY AND VOTE SO I'M JUST EXCITED TO KNOW THAT THAT MANY PEOPLE WANTED ME TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THE CITY.))
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((THANK YOU ALL AND LET'S JUST TOAST TO DEMOCRACY..))
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Across town, fellow newcomer Michael Gillette was the toast of Ward One as he easily overcame incumbent Julian Adams and challenger Marie Martin.. a race that Adams spent neither time nor money on.
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((MICHAEL GILLETTE/WARD ONE WINNER: I THINK EVERYONE DID A GOOD JOB, I THINK EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING TO OFFER AND I'M HAPPY TO FIND OUT THAT MOST OF THE VOTERS AGREED WITH ME.))
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In Ward Three, Jeff Helgeson had no competition as he takes over for Robert Garber, keeping two conservatives on council.
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((JEFF HELGESON/WARD THREE WINNER: A LOT OF TIMES WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A 5-TO-2 VOTE, MAYBE 4-TO-3.. BUT IT'S GOING TO BE AN UPHILL BATTLE.))
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Joe Seiffert was unopposed and will keep his seat in Ward Four.
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Lynchburg voters replace thirty years of experience with three newcomers.. the learning curve starts tomorrow.

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Two long-time Salem City Council members were seeking re-election today, only one succeeded.
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[Take Leader 560]
John Chris Clemens, incumbent Howard Packett and Jane Johnson all won seats on council.
Incumbent Gerald Pace was only 20 votes behind but will lose his seat.
Stephen Smeltzer came in fifth. Lee Eubanks conducted an organized write-in effort, but with only 337 total write-ins, he won't get a seat on council.

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In Danville, former police chief Neal Morris was one of three challengers hoping to unseat any of the five City Council members running for relection.
(+++++++)

[Take Leader 280]
But those five council members will stay.
Sherman Saunders gathered the most votes... nearly 57-hundred.
Saunders was followed by John Hamlin, Peter Castiglione and David Luther.
Incumbent Stokes Daniels won the final seat.
Former chief Neal Morris, Gus Dyer and Christopher Dunlap rounded out the field. [Take Leader 290]
Danville residents also voted on a referendum calling for future school board members to be elected.
They overwherlmingly approved that measure.
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There will be some new faces on Martinsville City Council. Just one incumbent was running for the three available seats.
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[Take Leader 410]
Jay Reynolds, Kook Clark and incumbent Ronald Ferrill win there.
Mel Cartwright came in about 200 votes short.
Mark Stroud, Kathy Lawson and Stephen Lemons rounded out the field.
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[Results]


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There were dozens more local races in the region today,
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[Take WDBJ Election Web FS] and you can get those complete results at any time by going to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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Still ahead on News 7, why organizers of this year's Commonwealth Games are encouraging some contestants to lose.


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A father is furious after coaches give his 13 year old son a crybaby award.
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((I'M LOOKING ON THE SIDE AND ALL I COULD SEE IS PARENTS LAUGHING AND KIDS LAUGHING.))
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Now the coaches may be in trouble- details coming up.
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The White House now says President Bush will do interviews with Arab TV- to talk about the abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
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This as new information into not just abuse of prisoners, but murder- specifically the deaths of ten prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.
An official says in one case, a U-S soldier was found guilty of killing a prisoner with a rock.
The Chairman of the senate armed services committee promises a full investigation.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE: THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM OF BREAKDOWN IN DISCIPLINE AS I HAVE EVER OBSERVED.))
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[Vo-nat 08 plus pad]
Lawmakers want to know why the Pentagon did not brief them sooner.
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Also tonight, word from the Pentagon that U-S troops will remain in Iraq at 135 thousand strong until the end of 2005.
More troops will be sent this summer to relieve some who are there now.

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No one wants to be called a crybaby... especially not a boy at the tender age of middle school.
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But that's exactly what coaches in New Jersey called a child .. presenting the 13 year old with a crybaby award at a team banquet.
The coaches now face disciplinary action-
The boy's father says his son was embarrassed and humiliated.
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((TERENCE PHILO/BOY'S FATHER; I LOOK AT MY SON AND HE'S LOOKING SICK LIKE HE JUST WANT TO RUN OUT.))
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A coach told the crowd the boy was being honored because he begged to get in the game and all he did was whine.
The School Superintendent says he'll recommend the coaches receive some type of sanction.
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Soccer highlights, a big time auction in Salem, plus signings and a VHSL jubilee preview. But first the Extra Point -
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Salem native and former big leaguer Billy Sample - has a brand new show on the internet. MLB.com's newest addition to its exclusive programming lineup premiered at 1 this afternoon. It's a live maagazine type show with guests, highlights and commentary. The one thing it doesn't have is a name! Dubbed "The Show To Be Named Later" will air every Tuesday and Thursday on MLB dot com and it's asking fans to submit ideas for a name.
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Hidden Valley, the state's eighth ranked boys soccer team, traveled to Blacksburg tonight to face the 2003 group 2A state runner up Bruins.
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Bill Brown Stadium was the site for this battle for the River Ridge District first place spot.
Early in the first half, the Bruins Evan Carstensen gets the ball in close to the Hidden Valley net and scores. 1-nothing Blacksburg.
Hidden Valley ties it up at the 28 minute mark. Ashton Wilson heads the ball in and its 1-1, but that tie would not last for long.
[SUPER=34-Blacksburg/2/Hidden Valley/1;]Less than two minutes later, Blacksburg's Harrison LaPuasa uses his noggin

, heading the ball in. 2-1 at the half and the Bruins hold to win by that count.
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In the girls game Hidden Valley beat Blacksburg 3-to-2 in double overtime as Meredith Grunewald scored the game winner.

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The Virginia High School League's along with the city of Radford is getting set for the annual spring jubilee next month. Steve Mason has more on June's City of Champions.
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The Valley district's Rockbridge County Wildcats hired a new boy's head basketball coach today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./February 1992; :00]

He's Brian Freeland, who had been a successful assistant at Floyd, Altavista, and MagnaVista. The 30 year old Covington native played high school ball for the Alleghany Mountaineers back in the early 90s under head coach Jimmy Smith.
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Christiansburg's Jason Diggs has signed his letter of intent to play at Catawba College. Joined by his parents and his coach, the Blue Demons senior point guard made his choice official in the gym where he averaged 22 points a game.
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[S-Auction]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-176 710TC]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]
[ENG#=2]


Sports Memorabilia fans were treated to a buffet of desirable items tonight at Cheers lounge on 419 in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

More than 100 items were up for grabs tonight in the name of charity. The folks at Wal-Mart help get this auction together to benefit the Children's Miracle Network. All of the proceeds raised tonight stay right here in the Roanoke Valley at Carilion Roanoke Memorial and Community hospitals. A signed Joe Montana Notre Dame jersey, a Kevin Harvick Racing suit and plenty of Tech items led the way. $30 thousand bucks was the goal tonight.
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Weight-loss]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC1:36:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Several Wachovia employees have taken on a four month weight loss challenge. They've teamed up to compete against 52 other teams from around the state in the Lighten Up Virginia program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The competition is only half way over --and the Slender-Ellas are already in the top 10.
Each has lost between five and fifty pounds over the past two months.
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[SOT18:40:04]
[IN Q=For people who don't have any motivation]

((TONIA PETERS/TEAM MEMBER; FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE ANY MOTIVATION LIKE MYSELF BEING PART OF A TEAM HELPS GET YOU MOTIVATED. WHEN YOU FEEL YOU'RE GETTING DOWN YOU TALK TO SOMEONE ELSE WHOSE DOING TI AND THEY LIFT YOU'RE SPIRIT))
[SUPER=01-Tonia Peters/Team Member]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=they lift you're spirity]
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[VO-NAT]


The teams are responsible for keeping track off their progress and reporting to Virginia Amateur Sports.
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[SOT18:26:22]
[IN Q=On your honor, honor system]

((TAMMI JEWELL/VIRGINIA AMATEUR SPORTS; ON YOUR HONOR, HONOR SYSTEM. IF YOU CHEAT YOU'RE CHEATING YOURSELF BECAUSE THE WHOLE GOAL OF THIS IS TO LOSE WEIGHT AND INCREASE ACTIVITY AND BECOME HEALTHIER))
[SUPER=01-Tammi Jewell/Virginia Amateur Sports]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=and become healthier]
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[VO-NAT]

The are two categories of competition, average weight loss and accumulated physical activity. The top three teams in each category will be presented with medals at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

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