[7Sixth-Victory]

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Bob Goodlatte is heading back to Washington-
[Leader #120]


He defeated Roanoke mayor David Bowers by a wide margin in the Sixth District.
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[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


During the campaign, Bowers tied Goodlatte to the extreme far right of the Republican party.
But Goodlatte said the margin of victory shows that he is in step with the majority of his constituents in the sixth district.
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[SOT 14:17]
[IN Q=I think the voters repudiated]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: I THINK THE VOTERS REPUDIATED THAT TONIGHT, I REALLY DO. AND I THINK THAT THIS IS A SIGNAL THAT THEY SHARE THE VALUES THAT I CARRY TO WASHINGTON FOR THEM OF LIMITED GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY, PROMOTING THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM AND A STRONG NATIONAL DEFENSE.))
[SUPER=201-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) 6th District]
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[OUT Q=strong national defense.]
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Goodlatte's performance in '98 surpasses his success of two years ago, when he won with 67 percent of the vote.



[7Bowers]


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Bowers says he did not receive the support he expected from the Democratic Party.
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[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]


The national party gave Bowers little money.
He says his lack of campaign funds was the main reason he lost the race.
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[SOT 21:57:59]
[IN Q=I think we should]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I THINK WE SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT TWO THINGS IN THIS COUNTRY. FIRST OF ALL THE UNDUE INFLUENCE OF BIG MONEY AND SPECIAL INTEREST IN POLITICAL LIFE. THAT FACTOR ALONE WILL KEEP PEOPLE LIKE ME OUT OF POLITICS BECAUSE I'M NOT THE WORLD'S GREATEST FUNDRAISER, OBVIOUSLY.))
[SUPER=201-David Bowers/(D) Congressional Candidate;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=obviously]
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Bowers says it's too early to say whether he'll run again in the next congressional race, but says he's always willing to be a happy warrior for his party.
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[SOT 22:00:00]
[IN Q=David ran]

((VERNON DANIELSEN/ROANOKE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: DAVID RAN A HARD CAMPAIGN, HE RAN A GOOD CAMPAIGN, HE RAN A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN AS HE SAID HE WOULD ALL ALONG. AND I THINK HE DID EXACTLY THAT AND WE HAVEN'T SEEN THE LAST OF DAVID BOWERS.))
[SUPER=201-Vernon Danielsen/Roanoke Dem. Comm. Chair;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=last of David Bowers]
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Bowers says he ran a positive campaign and brought honor to his party.
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In the Ninth District, Rick Boucher also outlasted his contender.
[Leader #150]


Boucher says his 22- point margin of victory over Republican challenger Joe Barta should send a message to anyone who wants to run a negative campaign in the 9th district.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Abingdon;]


Boucher told supporters last night votors were NOT sending a message to Bill Clinton, but making a decision based on issues.
[SOT 00:13:31]
[IN Q=tonight's campaign]

((RICK BOUCHER; TONIGHT'S CAMPAIGN WAS A REFERENDUM ON NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING.... THE VOTERS REJECT NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING))
[SUPER=201-Rep. Rick Boucher/(D) 9th District]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=reject negative campaigning]
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Boucher doesn't have much time to rest, the House Judiciary Committee reconvenes in less than two weeks, and he expects the impeachment inquiry to occupy all of his time through the end of the year.
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Barta's campaign ads had asked voters to send a message to Bill Clinton.
But the message they sent was: We like our Democratic congressman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Radford;]


Barta knew Boucher would be a tough man to beat.
But he thought conservative voters would turn out in force, using their votes to protest the president's affair with Monica Lewinsky.
After he lost, Barta said he couldn't tell if the Lewinsky factor influenced voters one way or another.
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[SOT 2:49:13]
[IN Q=let me say]

((BARTA: LET ME SAY THAT THE NAME HASN'T EVEN ENTERED MY HEAD IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS. SO I HADN'T EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT IF VOTERS WERE CONCERNED ABOUT IT OR NOT.))
[SUPER=201-Joe Barta/(R) Congressional Candidate;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=OR NOT]
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[VO-NAT]


Barta said he might run for office again.
In the meantime, he'll return to his medical practice in Radford, working as an eye doctor until he retires next summer.
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast...
Early fog will clear off, and temperatures will rise into the low-50s under partly cloudy skies.
Skies clear out overnight, as chilly temperatures settle in. Look for lows to dip into the upper-20s.
The extended forecast...

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 11/5/98
Thursday:

[SUPER=130-84/Agnes Jones/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-/R. D. McCoy/Blacksburg]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-50th/R. D. & Mary McCoy/Blacksburg]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-50th/Wayne & Van Fleming/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-8/Clark DeHart/Blacksburg]



[SUPER=130-/Randy Parker/Radford]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Lloyd Bridges, Jr./Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-27/Sissy Brightwell/Salem]



[SUPER=131-8/Jasmine Johnson/Clifton Forge]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-33rd/Ronnie & Ann Haskins/Penhook]



[SUPER=131-28/Cassandra Witcher/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-69/Porter Noblett/Independence]



[SUPER=131-38/David Burnette/Hillsville]



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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45Amendments]



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The campaigning is over and Virginia voters have approved three of five proposed changes to the state constitution. But two amendments that Governor Gilmore and other critics said could lead to higher local taxes were rejected yesterday.
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[boards 220]
Amendements three and four did not pass.
They were intended to boost economic development- First by allowing localities to establish a governing body for a regional industrial park- [board 230]
and second by allowing communities to share the cost and tax revenue from such a venture.
Republican leaders opposed 3 and 4 saying they would lead to taxation without representation. [board 210]
Voters did say yes to allowing lawmakers to determine how much information to make public when a judge is investigated. [board 200]
Virginias are also expanding voting opportuntiies for Virginians living overseas- [board 240]
And Amendment number five passedas well- which will enable local governments to elimate a tax on businesses.
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[45Referendum]


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Other issues on the ballots had to do with alcohol.
Voters in Pearisburg and Chatham were asked to decide if restaurants should be allowed to sell mixed drinks. [BOARD 380]
Both localities approved the issue, but it was by a very narrow vote in Pearisburg.
The referendum passed by just EIGHT votes. [BOARD 330]
The margin was a little wider in Chatham. Mixed Drinks passed there by a 58-to-42 percent margin. [BOARD 370]
Voters in Henry County approved a meals tax-- the tax was approved with 64 percent of the vote. [BOARD 320]
In Buena Vista voters decided AGAINST the direct election of their mayor by a 57-to-43 percent margin. [BOARD 340]
and in Clover, voters decided overwhelmingly to repeal the town charter.
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[45Congressional]


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The election came and went, and Virginia's delegation to the House of Representatives looks the same.
In the 6th district, Republican Bob Goodlatte
[leader=120]

won with 68 percent of the vote.
Roanoke Mayor David Bowers received 32 percent.
[leader=150]


and in the ninth district race, Democrat incumbant Rick Boucher held on to his congressional seat with 61 percent of the vote.
Radford doctor Joe Barta received 39 percent.

[45Home-Depot]


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Roanoke County's attorney is trying to drill some holes in the case against the Home Depot rezoning.
Among his arguments: the group that sued the supervisors had no right to file suit.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./October 13;]


The county's response to the lawsuit was filed yesterday.
It defends the way the supervisors handled the rezoning for the proposed home improvement center at Cave Spring Corner.
Opponents say the board broke its own rules, and state law, in the way it finally approved the rezoning.
But its attorney says all of the board's actions were legal and proper.

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A tractor-trailer accident in Wythe County closed two lanes of Interstate 81 last night.
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[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.]


The truck, hauling a load of Cool-Whip, was traveling south when it hit the guardrail, went over it and crashed into the median.
Police say the driver was taken to the hospital, there's no word on his condition.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident, but at least one other truck was damaged by flying debris.
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Time now to check the mid- week forecast--
Foggy early today, otherwise turning partly cloudy.
Highs in the lower 50s.
Clearing and cold overnight, with lows falling to near 30.
In the four day forecast, expect partly to mostly sunny skies with continued chilly temperatures.
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Election '98 is over and it's back to the House for Ninth district Congressman Rick Boucher.
[Leader #150]


Boucher says his victory over Republican challenger Joe Barta sends a message to anyone who wants to run a negative campaign in the 9th district.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Abingdon;]


Boucher told supporters last night votors were NOT sending a message to Bill Clinton, but making a decision based on issues.
[SOT 00:13:31]
[IN Q=tonight's campaign]

((RICK BOUCHER; TONIGHT'S CAMPAIGN WAS A REFERENDUM ON NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING.... THE VOTERS REJECT NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING))
[SUPER=201-Rep. Rick Boucher/(D) 9th District]
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[OUT Q=reject negative campaigning]
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Boucher and the rest of the House Judiciary Committee reconvenes in less than two weeks, to tackle the presidential impeachment inquiry.
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[8Barta]


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Joe Barta may give politics another try in the future.
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[SUPER=203-Radford;]


The Radford eye doctor had asked voters to "send a message to Bill Clinton" by voting Republican.
He was surprised Boucher won by such a large margin.
But Barta said he was happy with the way he ran his race.
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[SOT 2:48:23]
[IN Q=it's been]

((BARTA: IT'S BEEN A GREAT EXPERIENCE...I WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING. REALLY AND TRULY, AS YOU LOOK AROUND, PEOPLE SUPPORTED ME, IT MAKES ME FEEL VERY HUMBLE.))
[SUPER=201-Joe Barta/(R) Boucher Opponent;]
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[OUT Q=VERY HUMBLE]
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Barta supporters said they couldn't figure out why the conservative ninth district once again elected a Democratic congressman.
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[SOT 2:51:49]
[IN Q=just the]

((MULDOON: JUST THE INCUMBENCY HAS ITS ADVANTAGES. EVERYONE KNOWS RICK BOUCHER..HE BRINGS MONEY BACK TO THE DISTRICT AND RICK ATTACHES HIS NAME TO EVERY ONE OF THOSE DOLLARS.))
[SUPER=201-Patrick Muldoon/1996 Boucher Opponent;]
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[OUT Q=those dollars]
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Barta said he might consider another run for public office.
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Sixth district Congressman Bob Goodlatte also had an easy victory.
[Leader #120]


He defeated Roanoke mayor David Bowers by a wide margin.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


During the campaign, Bowers tied Goodlatte to the extreme far right of the Republican party.
But Goodlatte said the margin of victory shows that he is in step with the majority of his constituents in the district.
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[SOT 14:17]
[IN Q=I think the voters repudiated]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: I THINK THE VOTERS REPUDIATED THAT TONIGHT, I REALLY DO. AND I THINK THAT THIS IS A SIGNAL THAT THEY SHARE THE VALUES THAT I CARRY TO WASHINGTON FOR THEM OF LIMITED GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY, PROMOTING THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM AND A STRONG NATIONAL DEFENSE.))
[SUPER=201-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) 6th District]
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[OUT Q=strong national defense.]
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Two years ago, Goodlatte won with 67 percent of the vote.

[8Bowers]


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Bowers is blaming his defeat on a lack of financial support from the Democratic party.
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[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]


The national party gave Bowers little campaign money.
He says the lack of funds was the main reason he lost the race.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 21:57:59]
[IN Q=I think we should]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I THINK WE SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT TWO THINGS IN THIS COUNTRY. FIRST OF ALL THE UNDUE INFLUENCE OF BIG MONEY AND SPECIAL INTEREST IN POLITICAL LIFE. THAT FACTOR ALONE WILL KEEP PEOPLE LIKE ME OUT OF POLITICS BECAUSE I'M NOT THE WORLD'S GREATEST FUNDRAISER, OBVIOUSLY.))
[SUPER=201-David Bowers/(D) Congressional Candidate;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=obviously]
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[VO-NAT]


Bowers says it's too early to say whether he'll run again in the next congressional race, but says he's always willing to be a happy warrior for his party.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 22:00:00]
[IN Q=David ran]

((VERNON DANIELSEN/ROANOKE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: DAVID RAN A HARD CAMPAIGN, HE RAN A GOOD CAMPAIGN, HE RAN A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN AS HE SAID HE WOULD ALL ALONG. AND I THINK HE DID EXACTLY THAT AND WE HAVEN'T SEEN THE LAST OF DAVID BOWERS.))
[SUPER=201-Vernon Danielsen/Roanoke Dem. Comm. Chair;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=last of David Bowers]
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Bowers says he brought honor to his party.
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[8WEATHER]


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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast...
Look out for patchy dense fog this morning before skies turn partly cloudy.
Highs will reach the lower 50s.
Clearing and cold tonight, with lows dropping to near 30.
The extended forecast looks dry and chilly...with daytime highs in the 40s and 50s.
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