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Bill Clinton will be in Washington for another four years.
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And John Warner will serve his forth term as Senator after a close victory.
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News 7 at Noon is next, stay with us.

president


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One day after President Clinton wins re-election the cabinet changes have begun.
Sources say Secretary of State Warren Christopher will resign tomorrow.
And aides to the president say expect more cabinet members to be replaced in the next few days.
Republican Challenger Bob Dole may have lost the race for the White House but he did sustain Virginia's tradition of voting Republican in presidential elections. race 400
He won the states 13 electoral votes with 48 percent of the vote to President Clinton's 45 percent.
Lee Cowan joins us now from Washington with the latest. WIPE WIPE WIPE ******Take from NEWSPATH*******
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Congress


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Republicans are celebrating their first back-to-back majority in the House in 66 years.
Democrats stand to gain nine seats overall, but will still trail the Republicans by a 227 to 207 seat margin.
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Among key Republican's winning re-election, House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Gingrich heads back to Washington for his 10th term after Georgia voters gave him 56 percent of the vote.
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And there will be many FAMILIAR faces returning to the G-O-P controlled Senate, only one incumbent lost.

John-warner


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Senator John Warner will return to Washington for another six years. Race 100-sen
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As Ellen Qualls reports, the easy victory the polls predicted never materialized.
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Mark-Warner


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Mark Warner says he's proud of the campaign he ran, and pleased that he did much better than many people expected.
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Joe Dashiell is in Alexandria, where Warner met with reporters this morning.
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AMENDMENT


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Virginians have decided the fate of a number of referendum's-- and amendment's to the state constitution.
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In Rockbridge County voters overwhelmingly rejected a referendum on plans to build a general aviation airport near Lexington.
With all precincts in, voters rejected the referendum 75 percent to 25 percent.
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Across the commonwealth voters narrowly defeated an amendment to allow church incorporation.

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Up next on the newscast,
Bob Goodlatte and Virgil Goode react to their wins in Congressional races.
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And,
A race around the Capitol area, as a stolen bus takes police on a 90 minute chase.
But first, let's race on over to Patrick in the weathercenter.
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YELTSIN


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One day after heart bypass surgery Boris Yeltsin is back in charge.
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This morning he signed a decree taking back the presidential powers he had given to his prime minister.
Doctors say the 65- year- old Russian leader has been removed from his artificial respirator and is rapidly regaining strength.
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Debakey confirmed today that surgeons performed five bypasses on Yeltsin.
He says Yeltsin should be back to work full-time in about two months.
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BUS-CHASE


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It looked like something out of a Hollywood action Movie, a stolen bus leading police on a chase through Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. 7:22:31
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It all began in Baltimore when a man stole a city bus.
The driver then led police on a 90 minute chase-- to the Capital Beltway around Washington and into Northern Virginia.
The bus thief suffered minor injuries when he crashed into a Median. No one else was hurt, but a number of cars were smashed.
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Goodlatte


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The race for Virginia's 6th District ended early.
Just one hour after the first votes were tabulated, incumbent Republican Bob Goodlatte was declared the winner. Race 150 rep
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Scott Prince was at the victorious camp, as Goodlatte captured his third term in office.
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And voters got him for 2 more years.
In a landslide victory, Goodlatte captured more than 65 percent of the vote in the 6th District.
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((BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: TO THE PEOPLE OF THE 6TH DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA, IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY, LYNCHBURG, CENTRAL VIRGINIA, AND THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY, IT HAS TRULY BEEN AN HONOR TO REPRESENT EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. AND THIS RESOUNDING VICTORY IS TRULY HUMBLING TO ME. ))
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Goodlatte also thanked his Democrat challenger for a hard fought campaign.
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((GOODLATTE: JEFF GREY WORKED VERY, VERY HARD AND HE STOOD UP FOR WHAT HE BELIEVES IN AND PROVIDE THE VOTERS OF THIS DISTRICT WITH A CLEAR CHOICE. HE'S TO BE CONGRATULATED FOR HIS CAMPAIGN. ))
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Even though this victory is behind him, Goodlatte says he will continue to campaign... in Washington.
Among other things, he's talking about a middle class tax break and a balanced budget agreement.
Scott Prince, News 7.))

Grey


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The working class candidate hoping to unseat Goodlatte says he really did not lose anything.
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((JEFF GREY: THE ULTIMATE ICING ON THE CAKE WAS TO WIN THIS CONGRESSIONAL RACE, BUT THERE'S MUCH MORE TO IT THAN THAT. THE PICTURE'S MUCH LARGER. LISTEN, WE'VE USED THIS RACE TO SPREAD THE VALUES AND PRINCIPLES OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THROUGHOUT THE SIXTH DISTRICT. WE'VE USED THIS RACE TO UNIFY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND TO STRENGTHEN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND IN THOSE THINGS, WE'RE WINNERS. ))
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Grey was treated like a winner even as he stepped out to make his concession speach.
He vowed to stay active in the Democratic Party.
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Boucher


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Congressman Rick Boucher called his resounding victory in the ninth district a win for positive campaigns.
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Speaking to supporters in Abingdon last night, Boucher said the more shrill the attacks from his opponents, the larger his margin of victory grows.
Basking in his widest margin of victory ever, Boucher said this election was also a win for democratic principles.
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Still to come,
More jostling for position by Norfolk Southern and C-S-X in their competing bids to capture Conrail.
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And,
Virgil Goode takes an easy win in the fifth district. We'll have reactions when we return.
Stay with us.
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Perry


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Yet another member of President Clinton's cabinet may resign.
Military sources say Defense Secretary William Perry has told the President he will be quitting the Cabinet.

Fifth-District


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Virgil Goode will say goodbye to the state senate.
He will now represent the fifth district in the U-S Congress. race 140 rep
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Teresa Hamilton was at his headquarters in Glade Hill for the victory celebration.
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Victory was clearly in the air over Franklin County.
Months of hard work and dedication had indeed paid off for the Rocky Mount Democrat.
After thanking his wife and daughter, Goode made it a point to acknowledge his countless volunteers .
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The conservative democrat will fill the shoes of retiring Congressman L. F. Payne-- who stood by his side for much for much of the evening.
But don't look for a long winded celebration-- despite the hundreds of supporters who gathered for the victory party at his Glade Hill headquarters.
Goode says there's too much to be done.
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So who will occupy Virgil Goode's state senate seat? It's a question that will have to be decided in a special election. The name that will appear on the ballot? THAT remains to be seen. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Franklin County.))

GOP-Fifth


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In Charlottesville, Fifth District Republicans were surprised by the margin of defeat for their candidate George Landrith.
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In an emotional concession speech, Landrith thanked his supporters for their hard work on his campaign.
He admitted the thirty- point loss was a tough pill to swallow.
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Surrounded by his wife and five children, Landrith says it's time he became a full-time husband and father again.
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Conrail-CSX


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The wheeling and dealing by two Virginia railroads in their pursuit of Conrail continues.
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This morning Richmond- based C-S-X upped its offer for the northeastern rail line.
Around the same time, Conrail's board of directors announced it's NOT interested in a competing bid from Norfolk Southern, even though N-S has a more lucrative offer.
But in the end, Conrail SHAREHOLDERS will decide what the company does.
They will vote on the C-S-X deal at a special meeting next month.
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Stocks


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Wall Street is staging a post-election victory party.
At Noon, the Dow was UP 51 points.
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Sports are up next--
Coaching changes are the topic of the day. U-C-L-A makes a change,
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And,
Covington football coach John Woodzell says this is his last year behind the bench.
Stick around.
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harrick


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U-C-L-A basketball coach Jim Harrick is expected to resign today.
Reports say the 58- year- old Harrick is under fire after an internal investigation into recruiting irregularities.
A car registered to Harrick was allegedly sold to the sister of a signed U-C-L-A recruit.
Harrick guided the Bruins to the national championship in 19-95 and was N-C-double-A coach of the year.

Woodzell


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One of the top coaches in the Friday Football Extra area is hanging up his whistle at the end of the school year.
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Head football coach John Woodzell informed his team yesterday that he will retire at the end of the year.
Woodzell came to Covington in 19-73 but he's been a teacher and a coach for 35 years.
The Cougars won many district titles and the state championship under Woodzell in 19-84, The first year of Friday Football Extra.
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Woodzell's last game will be Friday night at Glenvar.

Hornets


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He's one of two original Hornets, Dell curry being the other, but Mugsy Bogues may be near the end of his pro basketball career.
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The 5 foot three inch Bogues returned to the Hornets lineup after a nagging knee injury and he carried the Hornets on his shoulders as they opened the season with a win on Saturday.
But Sunday against the Knicks the knee became sore and stiffened up and Bogues had to leave the game.
The injury is not responding to treatment and Bogues future in the N-B-A is uncertain.
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