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Up next on this Election Night-
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All the results- who won the Roanoke Mayor's race plus results and reaction from races around the region-
Also the woman who says two students raped her- loses a round in her fight against Virginia Tech-
And Pepsi comes out with a new soft drink. We'll tell you why this drink is different.
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Mayor David Bowers is at the helm of the city for another four years....despite poor voter turnout, Roanoke voters backed the democrat.
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The votes are tallied- the results are in on this election night.
2 shot Keith/Jean
Keith Humphry has been following the numbers all night-

Roanoke-Mayor


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It seems most Roanokers agree: "This is a Great City." And David Bowers gets enough credit for that... to be handily re-elected as mayor of Roanoke.
take race # 480 ROANOKE MAYOR


His margin of victory was 12-hundred votes over Republican challenger Pat Green.
Bowers, the 43-year old private- practice attorney wins a second term as mayor.
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Democrats


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In fact, it was a good day to be a Democrat in Roanoke... as all five council candidates won their races.
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Tonight, Joe Dashiell is at the municipal building where Democrats are about to build on their majority on city council.
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Keith, with so many seats at stake, few were predicting a sweep by either party,
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So for Roanoke democrats the results of this election are especially sweet.
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Spirits soared as the numbers rolled and Roanoke democrats claimed all five seats that were at stake in the day's elections.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THE NITPICKERS AND THE NAYSAYERS. THE DOOMSAYERS AND THE DENIGRATORS. ALL THE NATTERING NABOBS OF NEGATIVISM HAVE HAD THEIR SAY, BUT TODAY THE POSITIVE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE HAD THEIR SAY AND IT WAS A DEMOCRATIC VICTORY.))
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Bowers says he expected a close contest, but others say they were more confident of building the democratic majority on city council.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL. I THINK IT BODES WELL FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND IT CERTAINLY BODES WELL FOR THE CITY OF ROANOKE.)) ((NELSON HARRIS/COUNCIL MEMBER ELECT: ALL OF THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES GOT OUT. THEY WORKED HARD OVER THESE LAST TWO TO THREE MONTHS. I THINK WE ALL RAN GOOD POSITIVE CAMPAIGNS AND I THINK NEEDLESS TO SAY WE'RE DELIGHTED WITH THE RESULTS TONIGHT.))
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Council-Board


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It was a big WIN for the Democratic ticket.
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RACE # 490 ROANOKE COUNCIL


School teacher Linda Wyatt was re-elected.
As the top vote- getter, Wyatt becomes vice mayor of Roanoke.
Carroll Swain, a newcomer to political office, turned in an almost equally- strong showing.
And the third seat in this six-person race for a four-year term on council went to FORMER councilman Jim Trout.
An incredible comeback for the 65-year old veteran councilman.
RACE # 500 ROANOKE COUNCIL


And in the two-year race to replace state senator John Edwards, School Board Chairman -- Baptist Preacher Nelson Harris wins a resounding victory over Conservative Republican Jeff Artis.
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Republicans


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Roanoke Democrats have plenty of reason to celebrate.
The city's Republican slate of candidates was shut -out.
Kimberly McBroom has reaction from the G-O-P.
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(ROLL CUE: "...no mudslinging, a good, respectable race.")
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((PAT GREEN: I'D LIKE TO CONGRATULATE DAVID BOWERS IN WINNING. I HOPE WE SENT A MESSAGE. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A CHANGE IN CITY HALL, WHETHER I'M THERE OR NOT. ))
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The businessman who'd hoped to unseat Mayor David Bowers says life will go on.
Many supporters came out to what would have been the Republican victory celebration.
But Pat Green says too few voters may have contributed to an election night gone wrong for the G-O-P.
He says he's proud of the race he ran-- but isn't sure whether he'll run for office again.
Meanwhile, former Roanoke city councilman David Lisk says he doubts he'll test the waters again-- but hopes for change in the political tide.
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((DAVID LISK: THE THING THAT REALLY CONCERNS ME MOST IS THAT THE CITY OF ROANOKE NOW SEEMS TO BE VOTING AGAINST THINGS INSTEAD OF FOR THINGS. I HOPE THAT SOMEDAY WE CAN TURN IT AROUND. ))
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Meanwhile, fellow Republican candidate Alvin Nash hinted he may campaign again in the future.
And while his party lost big-- he says he's proud of his clean campaign.
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((ALVIN NASH: BEING A GENTLEMAN, AS I'VE TRIED TO DO-- I'M SORRY I LOST, I LET A LOT OF PEOPLE DOWN. I'M GOING TO FOCUS-- BUT I CONGRATULATE THOSE WHO WON. ))
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Board-Salem


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Over in Salem, while the incumbents were re-elected to city council,
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RACE # 280 SALEM COUNCIL

the big story was the immense popularity of retired chief of police Harry Haskins.
He polled 490 votes more than Alex Brown. Brown and Howard Packett were also elected to new terms on council.
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Salem-Council


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Ron Jones spoke with the career law enforcement officer turned successful politician tonight.
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Keith, the two incumbents Howard Packett and Alex Brown won again in fine fashion-- but the real story in Salem tonight is former Police Chief Harry Haskins.
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He led all the candidates with 26 percent of the vote.
He says he is humbled by the experience.
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((What began this morning as a modest voter turn out of only eleven percent-- picked up by the afternoon as that number more than doubled.
The damp dreary weather didn't stop most of the candidates from doing last minute campaigning either.
Incumbents Howard Packett... and Alex Brown were out braving the rain.
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The big winner of the night was Harry Haskins-- the former chief of police who recently retired-- He led the pack.
Even one of his defeated challengers, Stephen Smeltzer, said he was proud of Haskins.
For his part Haskins says he's surprised by the support.
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((HARRY HASKINS/COUNCILMAN ELECT: IT'S VERY HUMBLING AND GRATIFYING. I'M ALMOST OVERWHELMED, REALLY, BY IT. I'VE REALLY GOT TO WORK NOW TO EARN THE CONFIDENCE THAT THEY'VE SHOWN ME.))
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We've got more election results here on News 7 at 11.
Still ahead, we'll check in with Lynchburg, Danville and the New River Valley.
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Also a defeat for Christy Brzonkala in her lawsuit against Virginia Tech and two football players.
We'll tell you about today's ruling in favor of TECH.
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L'Burg-Boards


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Two out of three Republican candidates in Lynchburg were defeated at the polls tonight.
Race #420 Lynchburg Council


In the Ward One, city council race independent Pete Warren defeated Robert Vogel by a three- to- two margin.
Race #430 Lynchburg Council


In Ward three, incumbent Jim Curling was defeated by Republican Robert Garber.
Race #435 Lynchburg Council At-Large


And in Lynchburg's AT-LARGE council seat, independent Carl Hutcherson defeated Stewart Hobbs.
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L'Burg-Council


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Steve Smallshaw is at his post in Lynchburg tonight.
Do Lynchburg Democrats have to run as independents to have a chance of being elected?
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It depends on who you believe Keith.. The Independents/Democrats will tell you they won because the voters were tired of partisan politics.
But Republicans say they were simply outspent by the Democratic party machine.
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Hill City Democrats had plenty to cheer about now that Junius Haskins is no longer "home alone" on Lynchburg city council.
Running as an independent, Carl Hutcherson easily defeated his long- time friend Stewart Hobbs for the at- large council seat.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/AT- LARGE WINNER: BUT WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE RESULTS AND I THINK IT DEMONSTRATES THAT THE PEOPLE REALLY WANT TO SEE SOME TYPE OF CHANGE ON COUNCIL.))
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Hobbs blamed his defeat on the low voter turnout and the amount of money Democrats funneled into his opponents campaign.
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((STEWART HOBBS/AT- LARGE LOSER: I THINK THE DEMOCRATS WERE EMBARASSED TO BE OFF OF CITY COUNCIL FOR SO LONG THAT THEY JUST PUMPED MONEY INTO HIS CAMPAIGN THAT REALLY IS A LITTLE OVERWHELMING.))
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It was a tough night for the GOP.
They won the two races they were supposed to, as Robert Garber defeated fellow Republican Jim Curling in Ward Three, and mayor Jim Whitaker sailed in unopposed in Ward Four.
But appointee Robert Vogel lost in a landslide to Democrat Pete Warren in Ward One.
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((WENDELL WALKER/LYNCHBURG GOP CHAIRMAN: WE'RE STILL VERY POSITIVE WITH THE RESULTS, WE STILL HAVE A MAJORITY ON COUNCIL, WE HAVE GOOD CONSERVATIVE GUYS AND I THINK LYNCHBURG STILL HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD OF US.))
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Boards


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Taking a look at some other races of interest--
RACE #200 CHRISTIANSBURG


In the Christiansburg town council election Wayne Booth and Scott Weaver were RE-elected. Richard Ballengee was the newcomer in the winning slate of candidates.
RACE #130 BEDFORD


In Bedford, incumbent Mayor Mike Shelton was re-elected, along with councilman Skip Tharp.
But Joanne Grahame and Ronnie Rice were defeated by Bob Wandrei and Dave Ballard.
RACE #260 COVINGTON PAY RAISE


Voters in Covington rejected a pay raise for the mayor and city council members... even as they overwhelmingly approved some changes in the way vacancies are filled among constitutional officers.
Race #460 PULASKI


One incumbent was re-elected on Pulaski town council: John Johnston.
The rest of the slate of winning candidates was made up of newcomers to council. Jim Neblett, Charles Stewart and Polly Mitchell defeated incumbents.
PAGE #280 DANVILLE


And in Danville, the top voter getter was also a newcomer: Pete Castiglione. Incumbents John Hamlin, Stokes Daniels and Joyce Glaise were all re-elected. Sherman Saunders was also a winner in this field of five council-members out of eight candidates for office.
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Danville-Council


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Again, all THREE incumbents in Danville will retain their seats on City Council.
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Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville newsroom with reaction from tonight's winners.
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Keith, you might be surprised SUPER=@Teresa1;
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it wasn't a seasoned veteran, rather a political newcomer, who walked away the BIG winner.
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((PETE CASTIGLIONE/COUNCILMAN-ELECT: YOU CAN'T BE ANYTHING BUT HUMBLE AND APPRECIATIVE. ))
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Pete Castiglione had to choke back the tears.
The Director of Student Development at Danville Community College never expected to walk away the night's big winner.
Voters also paved the way BACK to council chambers for incumbents John Hamlin and Stokes Daniels.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/COUNCILMAN-ELECT:IT'S VERY REFRESHING TO HAVE A 10- YEAR RECORD AND STILL GET THAT KIND OF RESPONSE, THAT'S WONDERFUL. ))
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((STOKES DANIELS/COUNCILMAN-ELECT:WHEN YOU GET PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT RETURN YOU TO COUNCIL THEY OBVIOUSLY THINK YOU WERE TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND I'M NOT GOING TO LET THEM DOWN. ))
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Incumbent Joyce Glaise was nearly edged out by newcomer Mike Smith.
She managed to hang on by 155- votes.
Newcomer Sherman Saunders was also given the nod.
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((SHERMAN SAUNDERS/COUNCILMAN-ELECT: I'M FEELING VERY HUMBLE, NOW. I ASKED VOTERS FOR CHANCE TO BE A PART OF A TEAM TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITY BETTER, THE VOTERS HAVE GIVEN ME THAT CHANCE. ))
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39- percent of the city's eligible voters cast ballots in Danville. That's down nearly four-percent from 1994.
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Tracy Altizer is in our New River Valley Newsroom with a look at how the votes stacked up there. Tracy.

NRV-Races


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Voters in Christiansburg had a choice between eight candidates for only three seats.
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The main issue--a new recreation facility, is what drew several of the first-time candidates to run, some saying council was ignoring what residents wanted.
But the results don't prove out that dissatisfaction, as both incumbents seeking reelection won another term.
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(( Many Christiansburg voters had one thing on their minds as they went to the polls.
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((A SWIMMING POOL FOR CHRISTIANSBURG. ))
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((SCOTT WEAVER/CHRISTIANSBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: RECREATION HAS BEEN PUT ON A BACK BURNER FOR A WHILE. BUT NOW IT'S COME TO THE FRONT AND WE NEED TO DO A WHOLE LOT WITH IT. AND WE WILL. ))
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Council took a first step even even as the votes were still being tallied.
Members adopted a resolution to proceed with the current plans for a new recreation center, which do not include a pool.
Afterwards, two of the candidates said they were just as disappointed about that as they were at losing the election.
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((JAY NEWMAN/CHRISTIANSBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: DEFINITELY DISAPPOINTED. I WAS HOPING THAT THEY WOULD REVIEW SOME MORE CITIZEN INPUT. ))
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((BOB ABRAHAM/CHRISTIANSBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I WOULD'VE LIKED FOR THEM TO HAVE WAITED TO SEE THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION. BUT IT SEEMS THAT THE VOTE SHOWS THAT WHAT THEY PROVED IS WHAT THE PEOPLE IN CHRISTIANSBURG WANT.))
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Incumbent Scott Weaver says the town can't afford a pool now, but he expects council to reconsider the idea in a couple of years after the rec center is up and running in the old Lowe's building.
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One more noteworthy election Keith... the hotly- contested mayor's race in Hillsville.
Incumbent Barton Cooley, who is awaiting trial for D-U-I, has again defeated former mayor Jack Akers, and write-in candidate Bob Morrison.

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And just a reminder--we will have all the election results for you later. They'll be at the bottom of your T-V screen right after the newscast.

Brzonkala


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A federal judge says Virginia Tech is right to treat rape cases differently than other violent crimes on campus.
Judge Jackson Kiser threw out Christy Brzonkala's claim against the University today.
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When she was a student at Tech in 1994, Brzonkala says two football players raped her.
Brzonkala said Tech gave preferential treatment to the athletes through administrative hearings on campus.
Judge Kiser said even if Tech GAVE preferential treatment, it was not based on gender discrimination.
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Brzonkala wanted the court to force the University to change the way it handles sexual assault cases involving students.
But the judge said she offered no statistics to back up her discrimination claim.

Reynolds


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A body that appears to be a woman was found east of Culpepper toay. Tongiht State police are investigagint.
A nearby resident found the body between Fredericksburg and Culpeper.
A State police spokeswoman said identification will have to be made through autopsy.
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She declined to say if the remains could be those of Alicia Showalter Reynolds- who disappeared from the area two months ago.
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She was driving from Baltimore to Charlottesville when she disappeared.
Her car was later discovered south of Culpeper.
Police believed she was abducted by a man who told her something was wrong with her car.
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Stay with us. After this break, firefighters think they have the New Mexico wildfires under control,
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and 39 people are hurt after an explosion levels a soap factory in Mexico.
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Mexico-Explosion


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A gas leak may be responsible for a huge explosion at a Mexico City soap factory-
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Two people are in critical condition and at least 39 people are hurt.
The blast ripped apart the factory, blowing tons of glass and concrete for blocks.
Searchers using trained dogs are combing the debris searching for victims.
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Fires


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Firefighters are cautious, but say they may have a large New Mexico blaze stopped for the moment.
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Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes.
About 70 residents will not have a home to go back to- their homes were destroyed in the blaze.
Firefighters from all over the nation are in New Mexico working to contain the blaze.
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Sexy-Pepsi


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Pepsi is out with a new product.
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Rumor has it that Josta is a feel good drink.
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(( I AM FEELING SEXY. I REALLY AM.))
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A fruit Brazilians consider an aphrodisiac is the main ingredient.
But Pepsi claims that is NOT so.
It's a reddish colored soda and is described as cherry flavored.
So far sales have been successful.
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There's some sobering news from the Dodgers camp as popular major league veteran outfield Brett Butler has been diagnosed with cancer.
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Butler was having his tonsils taken out Monday when doctors discovered a malignant tumor the size of a plum.
He officially has Squamous Cell Carcinoma, a form of mouth cancer that is often caused by smokeless tobacco.
But because Butler hasn't smoked, dipped or chewed tobacco since the 80's, the news is a shock.
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((FRED CLAIRE/DODGERS GENERAL MANAGER:))
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Doctors say there is a 70 percent chance they can successfully treat the tumor. The 38 year old will have surgery on May 21st.
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S-Charlotte


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The month of May is underway and means if you're a stock car racer of any kind you are probably in Charlotte.
All NASCAR activities revolve around the track including the return of the ARCA division for the first time since 1964.
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And already the Automobile Racing Club of America is making some noise at CMS.
In open practice Alabama's Don Reed shook hands with the turn four wall coming into the tri-oval.
He escaped injury but as you can see his car did catch on fire as it came to a stop.
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By the way Curtis Turner won that last ARCA race at the track on October 29, 1964 as he lapped the field.

S-Jazz


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The NBA's other western conference semi-final tipped off tonight with San Antonio hosting Utah in game one of their best of seven series.
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A quick start and a tenacious defense would help lead the Jazz to victory tonight.
Utah jumped in front 25-to-7 and never looked back, allowing the Spurs just 14 points in the fourth quarter.
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Karl Malone led the way with 23 points. John Stockton had 19 assists. The Jazz win it by 20.
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S-Jackson


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The Chicago Bulls lead the Knicks 61 to 59 in the FOURTH quarter of game two of their best of seven series.
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Earlier today, Bulls boss Phil Jackson was named the league's coach of the year.
Although he has coached the Bulls to three NBA titles in the past seven years, this is the first time he has won this honor.
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S-NHL


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The two Eastern conference Stanley Cup semi-finals were on ice last night in Miami and New York.
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In Miami, the Flyers took a 2 games to one lead on Florida with a 3-to-1 win last night.
Trent Klatt got this goal in front in the third beating John Vanbiesbrook, who gave up three goals but stopped 31 shots.
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At the Garden, the Penguins beat the Rangers 3-to-2 thanks to a quick start. The Pens scored all three goals in the first 15 minutes of the game in game 3.
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And still to come tonight, Tour Dupont doings from stage 7.
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as Lance wows them in Wytheville and then cools his heels at the finish in Bristol.
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Lance Armstrong lost the battle but continues to win the war known as the Tour Dupont.
Federico Colonna of team Mapei-GB
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crossed the finish line in Bristol in a mad sprint with a small pack of cyclists to win stage seven, but the peleton was not far behind on a day when strategy played a big part in the outcome.
Armstrong conserved his energy and finished in the second pack of cyclists. He is resting up for tomorrow's stage 8, the most difficult of the Tour DuPont. It involves 8 categorized climbs crammed into 109 miles, including the almost unfair ride to the top of the 51 hundred foot high Beech Mountain at the finish.
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Yesterday's 100 mile stage began at 11 on a rainy morning in downtown Wytheville.
The wet conditions hardly dampened spirits as riders signed autographs.
Perhaps the highlight of the morning for the community was the Texas Tornado Lance Armstrong pulled up to the starting line.
Wytheville Mayor Trent Crewe presented Armstrong with a piece of art work depicting scenes in the Wytheville area.
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Armstrong packed up his parting gift and the riders finally pulled out of Wytheville, heading down Main Street on Route 11.
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Rural Retreat marked the stage's first of two sprint lines.
The cyclists were hardly sprinting, though.
The wet, slippery surface forced them to slow their pace down as they rolled out of Wythe County.
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Kerrigan


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Figure Skater Nancy Kerrigan is making headlines again- this time it's not for winning a medal.
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Kerrigan will be a mom.
The 26 year old and her husband-manager Jerry Solomen are expecting their first child in December.
Kerrigan is traveling with the Tour of World Figure Skating Champions. She'll continue to skate at least until mid July when the tour ends.
Kerrigan won a silver medal in the 1994 Olympics.
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That's it for News 7 at 11. Election results are coming your way next, during David Letterman.
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