[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Election '98 meant victory for the incumbents in southwest Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Defying history, Democrats have battled Republicans to a virtual standstill.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Cloudy and foggy for your morning commute--
And be prepared for another cooler-than-normal day, with highs in the 40s and 40s.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Boucher]


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[TAPE#=98-63 TC23:12]
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Both Congressional incumbents in our area will return to Washington. [9th District Map]
Rick Boucher will again represent the Ninth District which stretches from southwest Roanoke County all the way to Tennessee and Kentucky.
[Leader #150]


Boucher says his 22 point margin of victory over Republican challenger Joe Barta sends a message, but NOT to the President, as Barta had hoped.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[IN Q=Though he led]
[SUPER=203-Abingdon; :00]
[SUPER=201-Rep. Rick Boucher/(D) 9th District; :18]
[SUPER=219-Eric/Earnhart; :59]
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[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


((Though he led throughout the night, Rick Boucher was cautious to the end, delaying his press conference until the outcome was beyond doubt.
Then he said the size of his victory should send a message to Joe Barta and all who will follow him in the 9th district.

[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)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=reject negative campaigning]



Boucher maintained all along that the Presidents problems would NOT be a factor in the Race. As he returns to Washington, the outcome here reinforces his belief that the Monica Lewinsky matter should be dealth with quickly.

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[SOT 00:16:48]
[IN Q=the national interest]

(()) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=to the American people]


[standup] The House Judiciary Committee reconvenes in less than two weeks. Boucher says he has nothing else on his schedule and hopes to wrap up the impeachment inquiry by the end of the year.

In Abingdon, Eric Earnhart, News 7 ))[Barta]


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Joe Barta said he was disappointed, but not disheartened by his defeat.
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[VO-NAT]
[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;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=VERY HUMBLE]
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[VO-NAT]


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;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=those dollars]
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[VO-NAT]


Barta said he might consider another run for public office.
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[Sixth-Victory]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-76 TC00:13]
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In the Sixth District Bob Goodlatte won handily--
[Leader #120]


He defeated Roanoke mayor David Bowers by a wide margin.
Goodlatte's fourth victory may not have been as sweet as his first, but his most recent success was a vindication of sorts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


During the campaign, David 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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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Goodlatte's performance in '98 surpasses his success in the contest two years ago, when he won with 67 percent of the vote.

[Bowers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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David Bowers says he was disappointed by the lack of support from the Democratic party.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]


The national party gave Bowers little or no 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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[VO-NAT]


Bowers says it's too early to say whether he'll run again in the next congressional race, but he 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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[VO-NAT]


Bowers says he ran a positive campaign and brought honor to his party.
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[NTL-CAMPAIGN]


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In national elections Republicans are keeping control of Congress but they haven't strengthened their grip.
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[VO-NAT]

[4;55:16]
In the House, Democrats picked up a handful of seats _ although not enough to win back the chamber.
In the Senate, Republicans have come out of election day the same way they went in -- holding a 55-seat majority.
[SUPER=203-Chicago, IL; ]

[4:25:54] Republicans did win some key races -- Illinois Democratic incumbent Carol Moseley-Braun lost to Republican challenger Peter Fitzgerald.
Senate Democrats also picked off two incumbents.
[SUPER=203-Raleigh, NC; :23]

[4:29:59]
In North Carolina, Lauch Faircloth lost to John Edwards.
[SUPER=203-New York, NY; :27]


And Charles Schumer won the New York Senate seat of Alfonse D'Amato.
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[SOT]

[4:21:37-49]
[IN Q=]

((SENTOR D'AMATO: I DID CALL CONGRESSMAN SCHUMER TO CONGRATULATE HIM FOR A HARD FOUGHT WONDERFUL VICTORY... FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF THIS GREAT STATE.))
[SUPER=201-Sen. Alfonse D'Amato/(R) New York;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=of this great state.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Los Angeles;]


The Democrats also picked up a big prize in California.
California has its first Democratic Governor in 16 years with the election of Lieutenant Governor Gray Davis.
[SUPER=203-Austin, TX;]


But decisive Republican wins in the Texas and Florida governor's races with the re-election of George W. Bush and the first time win for his younger brother Jeb.
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In sports, the Express return home to the Roundhouse and hammer the Wheeling Nailers.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Mill Mountain))

[Amendments]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Nonr]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


Voters approved three constitutional amendments--
but two others went down in defeat.
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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.
Ultimately last night voters also rejected Amendemments three and four. [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 also passed- which will enable local governments to elimate a tax on businesses.
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[Referendum]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election]


Besides the Congressional Races, there were several other issues on local ballots.
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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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Both incumbents won in the Congressional races.
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.

[E-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[TAPE=98-75 TC39:07]
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Grayson County jurors deciding the fate of Emmett Cressell, Junior watched a videotape of the crime scene yesterday.

The jurors watching were attentive-- with only one briefly looking away when shown close-ups of the victim's decapitated head.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The prosecution was able to bolster its case at one point yesterday when a state police investigator testified Cressell admitted to him he lied when giving one of his statements to police.
Cressell originially said he had nothing to do with Johnson's murder but later admitted he helped Ceparano carry the victim out of the house-- prior to his death.


[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, could radiation treatment after brain surgery lower the risk of the cancer coming back?
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]



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[On Record]
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[SUPER=03-2 Shows Friday;]
[SUPER=03-3 Shows Saturday;]
[SUPER=03-2 Shows Sunday;]
[SUPER=16-(800) 317-6455/Mill Mountain Theatre;]



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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


In Southwest Virginia, it was a big night for the incumbents in election '98.
Republican Bob Goodlatte and Democrat Rick Boucher are both headed back to Washington.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Democrats have bucked the mid-term election trend.
Normally, the party in the White House loses some seats, but Democrats have made gains in the House and Senate.
Still the Republicans retain control of both houses.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


In the Governor races a Democratic victory in California, with the election of Gray Davis.
Meantime, the brothers Bush, George W. and Jeb win races in Texas and Florida.
That hasn't happened since the Rockfeller brothers
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday November 4-th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[Goodlatte]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-70 TC1:44:37]
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Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher are headed back to Washington. [6th District Map]
Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte says he was surprised and humbled by the margin of victory in tuesday's election.
[Leader #120]


He defeated Roanoke Mayor David Bowers by a margin of two to one.
Joe Dashiell has more from the Republicans' victory celebration.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As the numbers went up]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=201-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) 6th District; :15]
[SUPER=219-Joe/Dashiell; :32]
[RUNS=:47]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((As the numbers went up, there was never any doubt how the race would turn out, but the margin was a surprise. [NAT SOUND OF GOODLATTE]
Bob Goodlatte thanked his supporters, congratulated David Bowers for running an energetic campaign.
He said the results confirm that he is in step with a majority of his sixth district constituents.
[IN Q=I think the voters affirmed]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=future generations as well]


Goodlatte performed well even in David Bowers backyard. He took 24 of the city's 32 precincts, many of them by a decisive margin.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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[TAPE#=98-71 TC30:08]
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Meanwhile David Bowers dodged questions of whether he would run again in the next congressional election.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]


Bowers say this time around he was beat by big money -- unable to defeat Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
But he says he still ran a positive campaign and brought honor to his party.
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[SOT 21:40:57]
[IN Q=I also hope]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I ALSO HOPE IT WILL PROVE DAVID BOWERS WILL ALWAYS ALWAYS ANSWER THE CALL TO BE THE HAPPY WARRIOR FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN OUR PART OF VIRGINIA, ALL RIGHT. APPLAUSE.))
[SUPER=201-David Bowers/(D) Congressional Candidate;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=APPLAUSE]
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[VO-NAT]


But Bowers blames his own party for not giving him enough support.
The Democratic National Party gave him little or no money.
City leaders agree a lack of funds hurt them.
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[SOT 22:00:45]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((VERNON DANIELSEN/ROANOKE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: I DON'T THINK THE PRESIDENT'S SITUATION HAD AN EFFECT HERE. THE VOTER TURNOUT WAS HIGHER THAN I EXPECTED IT TO BE. AND I HONESTLY THINK THERE'S A BIT OF A REPUBLICAN BACKLASH HERE.))
[SUPER=201-Vernon Danielsen/Roanoke Dem. Comm. Chair;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=behind us with the president]
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[VO-NAT]


Bowers, who also lost the city of Roanoke's vote, says he's happy to be mayor again.
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Incumbent Rick Boucher also survived a challenge for his job.
[Leader #150]


Rick 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=20]
[OUT Q=reject negative campaigning]
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[VO-NAT]


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-2]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[TAPE#=98-64 TC52:41]
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Joe Barta 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 Rick 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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[2-ntl-campaign]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
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Bucking the historic off year trend, Democrats have picked up a handful of seats in the House.
But the G-O-P still retains control of both houses.
Meantime, in the governor's races a new political dynasty was created as the Bush brothers, George W. and Jeb won in Texas and Florida.
That means that one out of every eight people in the U-S will have a Bush as governor.
Lee Cowan has highlights of the national races.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=201-Rep. Charles Schumer/NY Senator Elect; :39]
[SUPER=201-Sen. Barbara Boxer/(D) California; 1:02]
[SUPER=201-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:42]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=CBS News Capital Hill.]

(( COWAN//ELECTION '98 MORNING WARP
(( NAT ))
A HISTORIC AND SURPRISING NIGHT LEFT DEMOCRATS THANKFUL, AND REPUBLICANS THOUGHTFUL.
THE MONICA LEWSINKY SCANDAL SEEMED TO MATTER LITTLE, IF AT ALL, TO THE MEAGER 38 PERCENT THAT GOT OUT TO VOTE.
INDEED, IN THE HOUSE, DEMOCRATS `PICKED UP' SEATS WHEN HISTORICALLY THEY WERE PREDICTED TO LOSE. THEY EVEN WON THE BIGGEST PRIZE OF THE NIGHT, THE GOVERNOR'S CHAIR IN CALIFORNIA: TO DEMOCRAT, GRAY DAVIS.
IN THE SENATE, A SIMILAR STORY. ONE OF THE COSTLIEST AND MEANEST CAMPAIGNS IN YEARS, ENDED WITH NEW YORK REPUBLICAN ALFONSE D'AMATO LOSING HIS LONGTIME SENATE SEAT TO DEMOCRATIC CONGRESMAN CHARLES SCHUMER.
: REP. CHARLES SCHUMER//SENATOR ELECT
IN CALIFORNIA, DEMOCRAT BARBARA BOXER, WHO HAS CLOSE TIES TO THE FIRST FAMILY, EEKED OUT A WIN OVER REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER MATT FONG.
SEN. BARBARA BOXER//D-CA
AND IN NORTH CAROLINA, REPUBLICAN LAUCH FAIRCLOTH - THE ONE WHO FIRST RECOMMENDED KEN STARR AS THE MAN FOR THE INDEPENDANT COUNCIL JOB - LOST HIS SEAT TO A DEMOCRAT: JOHN EDWARDS. NOT THAT THE REPUBLICANS DIDN'T HAVE THEIR VICTORIES, ESPECIALLY IN THE GOVERNORSHIPS.
(( NAT ))

THE BROTHERS BUSH --- JEB AND GEORGE W. --- WILL NOW SERVE

SIDE BY SIDE AS GOVERNORS OF FLORIDA AND TEXAS. REPUBLICAN GEORGE VOINOVICH PICKS UP JOHN GLENN'S VACANT SENATE SEAT IN OHIO. AND REPUBLICAN PETER FITZGERALD WILL TAKE OVER THE HOUSE SEAT HELD BY DEMOCRAT CAROYL MOSELLY-BRAUN IN ILLINOIS.
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS )) "In fact, Republicans still have control over both the House and the Senate -- over some of the biggest states, and in most state legislatures as well. But with Democrats doing better than expected, it may take some of the bite out of the impending impeachment hearings, perhaps increases the chances of some kind of deal. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Capitol Hill.")) [Birthdays]
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[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:Mill Mountain))

[2-Referendum]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
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[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Election]


Besides the Congressional Races, there were several other issues on local ballots.
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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[2-Amendments]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Nonr]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


Voters approved three of the five constitutional amendments.
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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.
Ultimately last night voters also rejected Amendemments three and four. [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 also passed- which will enable local governments to elimate a tax on businesses.
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No one challenged Democratic Representative Virgil Goode this time around-- and the two men who challenged incumbents Rick Boucher and Bob Goodlatte both went down in defeat
In the 6th district race, Republican Bob Goodlatte
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won with a 68 percent of the vote.
Roanoke Mayor David Bowers received 32 percent.
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and in the ninth district race, Democrat incumbant Rick Boucher kept his seat in Congress winning 61 percent of the vote.
Radford eye doctor Joe Barta received 39 percent.

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A tractor-trailer accident in Wythe County closed two lanes of Interstate 81 last night.
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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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In sports, the Covington Cougars decide NOT to play ball.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A big night for Western Virginia's incumbent Congressmen.
In the sixth district congressional race, Republican incumbant Bob Goodlatte won 68 percent of the vote.
Roanoke Mayor David Bowers who received 32 percent.
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In the ninth district,Democrat incumbant Rick Boucher will return to Washington.
Boucher took 61 percent of the vote last night.
His challenger-- Radford eye doctor Joe Barta-- received 39 percent.
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A tractor trailer accident in Wythe County last night sent the driver to the hospital.
Police say the truck, hauling Cool-Whip was travelling south when it hit the guardrail, went over it, and crashed into the median.
There is no word on the condition of the driver.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
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