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vit it-ff -iiil" nM Ti in 1 1 fttuat iifi ukj. i tfha i. 0 1 rti- -Srir rfr i irT -ifnif 11 "X' PRESIDENT 4TH CONGRESSIONAL DIST. 1 5TH CONGRESSIONAL DIST. 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DIST. CADDO JUDGE CADDO COMMISSION SAfvssssrYWSfSss xSrS' sss SSI's s. ssssrssssssyfsssjvxrwsst'. 1 sssSASfsssrS. ssssssa sssto xsssssj'ssrt xs ysj)jssSjSfssjw(ssrss'isssjj srsss rssssssxss' BILL CLINTON C. Fields (D) J. McCrery (R) R. Baker (R) H. Huckaby (D) M. D. Williams (D) Vice President OFF-TRACK BETTING JUVENILE JUSTICE TAX STATE FINANCE AMENDMENT! BOSSIER UNIFIED TAXING DIST.) Al Gore FAILED FAILED FAILED PASSED COMPLETE ELECTION COVERAGE, PAGES 8A 1 3A 4 0 HmiM mhhh rilWHI. tr Mmmmm mem Ki 1 "H'" 1 1 tel. TwsgL1, 4 frr-; Mandate: Sour economy forces voters to move for change. By JON FRANDSEN and ANNE SAKER Gannett News Service Campaigning under the banner of change, Bill Clinton was elected the 42nd president of the United States Tuesday, burying incumbent George Bush in an electoral landslide unleashed by voter worries about the economy. "The American people have voted to make a new beginning," Clinton said. "This election is a clarion call for the country to face the challenges of the end of the Cold War and the beginning of the next century." The win gives the Democrats the White House for the first time in 12 years. The moderate Southerner, educated at Georgetown, Oxford and Yale, was victorious in "must-win states." In Houston, Bush faced supporters chanting "Thank you, George!" and conceded the election at 10:15 p.m. "The people have spoken," Bush said, his wife, Barbara, at his side. "I just called Governor Clinton over in Little Rock and offered my con-gratulations wish him well in the Whita House. "Our entire administration will work closely with his team to ensure the transition of power," Bush said. Independent Ross Perot, al-J though capturing no states andl no electoral votes, ran surpris- Fields McCrery, Fields win seats Jim McCrery will return to Washington and Cleo Fields has become the second black congressman from uisiana. McCrery and Fie ds built on the substantial leads they amassed in the Oct. primary, and easily outdistanced their opponents. McCrery had 63 percent of the vote in the 5th District, according to ear and unofficial results with 96 percent of precincts reporting. Fields had to percent of the vote in the 4th District, with 100 percent of precincts reporting- McCrery's win means an end to the 16-year tenure of U.S. Rep. Jerry Huckaby, D-Ringgold, who was thrown into a newly drawn otn District with his Republican colleague. Fields, of Baton Rouge defeated fellow Democratic state Sen. Charles Jones of Monroe. He will represent an oddly drawn district that begins in Caddo-Bossier, crosses the top of the state and flows down the Mississippi River to Baton Rouge. The 4th District was crafted to ensure the election of a black congressman. Fields led the origin, eight-candidate field from the beginning, almost avoiding a runoff with 48 percent of the primary vote. 4TH DISTRICT 584 of 584 precincts reporting Cleo Fields 1.845 Charles Jones 5TH DISTRICT 637 of 654 precincts reporting Jerry Huckaby Jim McCrery ..87,706 151,901 6TH DISTRICT 678 of 683 precincts reporting Richard Baker Jg'J Clyde Holloway lwn 3,857 of 4,022 precincts reporting For 431 '49 702'042 45 of 45 precincts reporting DIVISION Hilry Huckaby Michael R. Walker .14,803 11,733 13 of 13 precincts reporting DISTRICT 3 1 241 James Robinson 7. Michael D. Williams ten 151 of 151 precincts reporting Yes No .29,116 .48,697 McCrery AP LaserPhoto Al Gore and Tipper Gore greet the crowd in Little Rock, Caddo goes Democratic Hillary Clinton (left), Bill Clinton, ingly strong and was keeping Clinton from getting more than 50 percent of the popular vote, Perot was the first to concede. At a Dallas rally, he called tor uni- in 1944 was the last Democrat to carry the parish. Tuesday's outcome has important consequences for Caddo, said Bryan Whitener, director of the Clinton campaign in Northwest Louisiana. "I think that shows it is clear that we are part of mainstream America," he said. "It is a watershed." The Louisiana win did not surprise Whitener. "We thought we would carry Louisiana, but there was a question of how well we would do in Northwest Louisiana." Milton Finley, LSUS history professor, said, the Clinton win in Caddo had echoes of the past. "I keep seeing parallels to Jimmy Carter in 1976," Finley said. "Clinton convinced this area he was a conservative. That and the Victory: Clinton carries parish. By AUSA STINGLEY The Times For the first time in 12 presidential elections 48 years Caddo Parish elected a Democrat as president Tuesday. Gov. Bill Clinton also carried Louisiana with 47 percent of the vote to President George Bush's 41 percent. Ross Perot was third with 12 percent. Bush carried Bossier Parish, but Caddo reversed a decades-old tradition by going with Clinton, 46 percent, over Bush, 42 percent, and Perot, 12. Conservative Democrats in Caddo historically have voted Republican in the presidential election. Franklin D. Roosevelt STORM Tuesday night. with 88 electoral votes. Perot had not won any states. A candidate needs 270 of the 538 votes in the Electoral Col- lege to win election. vole race- erot fai'ed to win 3 Vt. MM.y) Electoral voles lo win: 270 States Electoral won 14 31 andD.C. 0 5 votes Bush 8. Clinton R. Perot Not yet reported 140 366 0 32 Stephen Conley, Gannett News Service Precinct 75, Fire Station No. 3 on East 70th, is one of the few majority registered Republican precincts in the city, and 71 percent of its voters stayed true to Bush. lash area where two B-52 bombers and a KC-135 tanker suffered minor wind and hail damage. The downtown airport tower registered winds of nearly 90 mph, while Barksdale reported winds of about 75 mph. An oak tree fell on Alberta George, 66, as she walked across Betty Virginia Park on her way to vote. She was in good condition at LSU Medical Center late Tuesday. Utility company crews scouted fallen lines across Shreveport-Bossier, and KTBS-Channel 3 was off the air for about an hour. Two gasoline pumps were burned to a crisp at a Circle in the 3200 block of Barksdale Blvd. Having two storms crossing the area at the same time probably helped limit damage, weather service meteorologist Ernest Ethridge said. "The more you get, the less one can do," he said. "The most dangerous storms you can have are the ones that are isolated." Gaorgt Bain Bn Bill Clinto The tallies ty: "The American people have spoken; they have chosen Gover- nor Clinton," he said. According to official tallies, Clinton won 29 states and the fact that Bush was probably one of the weakest incumbents since 1912," when William Howard Taft was soundly defeated by Woodrow Wilson. Bush had his best showing in Bossier, taking 48 percent of the vote to Clinton's 34. Perot had 15 percent in Bossier, where 84 percent of the voters are white. Turnout was heavy in both parishes: 80 percent of registered voters in Caddo went to the polls Tuesday; in Bossier, 81 percent. In Shreveport, Clinton secured support in predominantly black precincts such as Northside Elementary (96 percent of the vote) and the Allendale (93 percent of the vote). Bush held strong in east Shreveport, such as precinct 10 Tornado, Big blow: Twister hits Arcadia. By JOHN ANDREW PRIME The Times A tornado touched down in Arcadia and afternoon thunderstorms attacked Northwest Louisiana Tuesday, dampening Election Day with damaging high winds, hail and rain. Thankfully, the storm caused few injuries and no deaths. In Arcadia, a tornado cut a path through the town, damaging a golf course, churches, homes, businesses and automobiles in the process. The National Guard was called out to protect property. There was no damage estimate in the Bienville Parish town of 3,400. "That is about as close as I want to be to one," said service station manager Eddie Bradford, 54. "It snapped the iron poles on the canopy and bent the ones on the sign." High winds battered the District of Columbia with a total of 349 electoral votes and led 3 others with 21 electoral votes. Bush won 1 1 fetates with 77 elec- toral votes and led in six others Elcctordl ''nton w'ns electoral summary at A.C. Steere Elementary School where he had 49 percent of the vote. In southwest Shreveport, such as precinct 93 at Southern Hills Elementary, 54 percent of voters backed Bush. high winds Snow storms hit: 6A Arcadia hit hard: 17A Hangars destroyed: 17A Shreveport Downtown Airport around 2:30 p.m., flattening at least four hangars and damaging up to a dozen private airplanes. "I couldn't believe how loud it was," said Eddie Hoek. The wind was "going round and round. My ears were popping back and forth, and you couldn't see the sky above, nothing." National Weather Service spokesmen at the Shreveport Regional Airport said two thunderstorms, part of a line of eastward-moving storms stretching from Little Rock to near Houston, caused the local damage. One struck the downtown airport and then continued east to Farmerville. The other struck south Shreveport, caused damage in Bossier City and on Barksdale Air Force Base, Projected winners as of 11 :45 p.m. Central. Jp? fK Df li i Louisiana P2 A Lottery numbers I Nov. 3, 1992 PICK THREE 9-0-7 Li AnnJ-f" SnwoldI Sports Television? Tell The TinnesJC rr 24A Business 19A Classified 4B Comics 6C Dealhs 18A Editorials 22A Entertainment 5C Times photoMIKE SILVA Ambulance attendants take Alberta George from Betty Virginia Park, where she was struck by a storm-felled tree. The 66-year-old woman, who is in good condition at LSU Medical Center, was on her way to vote when the oak fell. CITY EDITION A

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