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Just ahead on News 7 Mornin, David Bowers wins another term as Roanoke mayor,
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and in Northern Virginia, state police believe they've found the body of a young Baltimore woman who has been missing for two months. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Roanoke-Mayor


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The votes are tallied and most Roanokers agree: "This is a Great City."
David Bowers gets enough credit for that to be handily re-elected as mayor of Roanoke.
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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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While Democrats savored Bowers' victory, they also celebrated their sweep of four other seats on Roanoke City Council.
Joe Dashiell has that story.
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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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Democrats say they don't foresee a major shift in the city's direction... but with six out of seven seats in democratic hands they say they are hoping for more harmony on council.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Follow-Up


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Taking a look at the Democratic sweep in Roanoke --
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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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Board-Salem


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Over in Salem, while the incumbents were re-elected to city council,
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RACE # 520 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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Alicia-Reynolds


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In other news --
A body believed to be that of a woman has been found in a remote area near Culpeper, and investigators are swarming the scene for clues.
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A State Police spokeswoman says it's possible the decomposed remains are those of Alicia Reynolds, who disappeared two months ago.
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Reynolds 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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House-Votes


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Sex offenders are the target of some new legislation out of the House.
One of four bills passed yesterday would require states to inform the public when dangerous sex offenders are released in their neighborhoods.
Also on Capitol Hill -- Senate leaders will try to break the logjam over the gasoline tax and minimum wage issues.

1-Sports


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Turning now to sports --
Mike Stevens has the latest from the race track to the ice.
Good morning Mike.
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L'Burg-Council


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Lynchburg Democrats enjoyed a good night, picking up two council seats by running as independent candidates.
Steve Smallshaw reports Republicans blame low voter turnout and a well- funded Democratic party machine for their poor showing.
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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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((The silver lining for Republicans is they still hold a solid 4 to 3 majority on city council. And while few council votes are ever decided along strict party lines, the GOP will have the advantage when they need it. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Danville-Council


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In Danville -- all three incumbents will remain on city council.
But as Teresa Hamilton reports, it wasn't an incumbent, but a political newcomer who emerged with the most votes.
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((PETE CASTIGLIONE/COUNCILMAN-ELECT: YOU CAN'T BE ANYTHING BUT HUMBLE AND APPRECIATIVE. ))
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Pete Castiglione (CASS-TIG-LEE-OH-NE) 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 (GLAZE) 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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Danville's city council race has been characterized as a quiet election.
Nearly 40- percent of the city's eligible voters cast ballots in Danville.
That's down almost four-percent from 1994. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

NRV-Races


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A split vote between eight candidates for three seats has landed two incumbents in Christiansburg back on town council.
And before the votes were even in, council was taking action on the main point of controversy in the race, a new recreation facility.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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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 the estimated two million dollar cost of a pool now.
But he says it is included in the ten- year plan, and he expects council to revist the idea in a couple of years after the rec center is up and running.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.

Boards


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Taking a look at some other races of interest--
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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 (Wan-DRY) 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 #350 HILLSVILLE


And in the hotly contested mayor's race in Hillsville --
Incumbent Barton Cooley, who is awaiting trial for D-U-I, again defeated former mayor Jack Akers, and write-in candidate Bob Morrison.
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2-scores


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And it was a winning night for the Chicago Bulls.
Michael Jordan scored 28 points as Chicago grabbed a two-to-nothing series lead with a win over New York.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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2headlines


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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David Bowers wins another term as Roanoke mayor and leads the way for a Democratic sweep.
Bowers defeated Republican challenger Pat Green by a margin of 12-hundred votes.
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State police believe they may have found the body of Alicia Reynolds, the young Baltimore woman who disappeared two months ago while driving from Maryland to Charlottesville.
The body was discovered near Culpeper.
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And Dr. Jack Kevorkian may now be involved in the assisted suicide debate in Canada.
The Right to Die Society of Canada says he was involved in Monday's death of a man who suffered from Mutiple sclerosis.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday the eigth day of May.
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Roanoke-Mayor


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The votes are tallied and most Roanokers agree: "This is a Great City."
David Bowers gets enough credit for that to be handily re-elected as mayor of Roanoke.
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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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Council-Board


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RACE # 490 ROANOKE COUNCIL


It was a big WIN for the Democratic ticket.
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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Last night was a washout for the weather-- as well as a washout for Roanoke Republicans.
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What was planned as a victory party at the Mariott Hotel turned more somber as the votes rolled in.
And while all five candidates lost to their Democratic counterparts-- they're proud of what they called a clean campaign.
Republican mayoral candidate Pat Green says low voter turnout may have led to his party's widespread defeat.
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((PAT GREEN: I THINK THE RAIN HURT US, PERSONALLY. I'M NOT MAKING EXCUSES. BUT I HONESTLY DO THINK IT DID. A LOT OF THE PEOPLE THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO VOTE FOR US-- DIDN'T COME OUT. ))
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Green says he's unsure of his political future-- but fellow Republican Alvin Nash says he may run for office again.
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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 # 520 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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As we mentioned, Salem's former police chief led his challengers in the city council race.
Ron Jones reports Harry Haskins says he is humbled by the experience.
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((What began 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.
But when the totals came in the incumbents breathed a sigh of relief. NAT SOUND OF INCUMBENTS SHAKING HANDS
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. ((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.)) STAND UP
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Haskins says after working hard during his campaign it's time to take care of the people who got him here-- the voters-- Ron Jones, News Seven, Salem.

KEVORKIAN


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Dr. Jack Kevorkian's assisted suicide campaign may be going international.
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The Right to Die Society of Canada says Kevorkian was involved in the death of a 53- year- old man who suffered from multiple sclerosis.
He died Monday in Michigan.
Kevorkian's lawyer says he cannot confirm or deny the report.
Kevorkian is currently on trial in Michigan, where he's charged with assisting in two 19-91 suicides.
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Unabomber-Tunnel


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The F-B-I isn't commenting about a report that an underground tunnel system exists near the Montana cabin of Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczyncki.
"The Independent Record" newspaper says agents searched the tunnel complex last month.
It does not say if anything was found.

South-Africa


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South Africa has a new constitution today, completing its evolution from apartheid to democracy.
Two years in the making, the new document guarantees equal rights and majority rule.
The constitution will take effect gradually over the next three years.


Olympic-Torch


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The Olympic torch went out yesterday as it was being carried through Washington state.
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A cyclist was carrying it across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge over Puget Sound when he dropped it.
A motorcyle following the bicycle ran over the torch and broke it.
The motorcade stopped while they got a new torch and lit it up.
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3-Sports


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It was also an unlucky day for cyclist Lance Armstrong, who lost yesterday's stage of the Tour Dupont.
Mike Stevens has that -- plus details of a major league player's illness -- in sports.
Good morning Mike.
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City-Council


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Election day delivered a second term for Roanoke Mayor David Bowers and a sweep for the rest of the city's Democratic ticket.
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Bowers defeated Republican challenger Pat Green by a margin of 12- hundred votes.
Bowers says he believes the election was a vote of confidence in the current leadership.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'M TOLD, THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE SWEPT THE CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS HERE IN ROANOKE AND I HOPE THAT'S AN INDICATION OF A POSITIVE FEELING THAT THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE HAVE TOWARD THEIR MAYOR AND TOWARD THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY ON CITY COUNCIL.))
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City school teacher Linda Wyatt was also re- elected, and as the top vote getter she becomes vice-mayor.
Newcomer Carroll Swain and former councilman Jim Trout also won four year terms on city council.
Meanwhile, School Board Chairman Nelson Harris won a two- year term, defeating conservative republican Jeff Artis.
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Lynchburg-Boards


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It was not a good night for Republicans in Lynchburg, as two out of three G-O-P candidates were defeated at the polls.
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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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Homepage


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board #101


For all the results of the elections, check out NEWS-7's Web Page.
The Internet home page address is teleweb-dot-comm, slash-- w-d-b-j-seven/ slash.
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Reynolds


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In other news --
Investigators are combing a field near Culpeper this morning for clues after a body was found there.
The body is believed to be that of a woman.
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A State Police spokeswoman says it's possible the decomposed remains are those of Alicia Reynolds, who disappeared two months ago.
SUPER=@File;


Reynolds 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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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 yesterday.
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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.

4-scores


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In major league action --
The New York Yankees exploded for eight runs in the sixth inning of a 12-to-5 romp over Detroit.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=92-Florida/==3/NY Mets/==2//Montreal/==8/Chi Cubs/==3;
SUPER=92-Atlanta/==6/Colorado/==5//Houston/==7/Philadelphia/==5;
SUPER=92-San Francisco/==4/St. Louis/==2//Cincinnati/==3/Los Angeles/==2;


SUPER=93-Lynchburg/==5/Kinston/==4;