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Coming up on News 7--
Lawmakers vote to subpoena Enron's former C-E-O to tell what he knows about the energy company's collapse.
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And a Botetourt county woman pleads guilty to embezzling money from a local 4- H club.
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A sunny and dry day across the area.. but some moisture may head our way late tomorrow...I'll have your forecast.....





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He managed to DELAY his testimony...
Now former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay will be forced to testify before a panel lawmakers.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
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The man who once ruled Enron is facing new pressure to reveal what he knows about his company's collapse.
Today a Senate committee issued a subpoena for the former C-E-O's testimony.
Jim Acosta is following the story from Washington.
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(((nats senate subpoena vote )
AS EXPECTED THE POWERFUL SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO SUBPOENA KENNETH LAY TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS -- THOUGH IT'S EXPECTED THE FORMER ENRON C.E.O. WILL TAKE THE FIFTH AMENDMENT.

SOT: Sen. Conrad Burns/R-Montana

"If he says anything, I'll eat my hat in front of the Senate steps."

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THE SUBPOENA COMES AFTER LAY BACKED OUT OF HIS VOLUNTARILY APPEARANCE SCHEDULED FOR YESTERDAY. NOW, HE'S A WANTED MAN ON CAPITOL HILL. LAY WAS ALSO SLATED TO TESTIFY BEFORE A HOUSE COMMITTEE TODAY. SO THAT PANEL TRIED TO ISSUE ITS OWN SUBPOENA LAST NIGHT -- ONLY TO FIND OUT FROM LAY'S LAWYER THAT HIS CLIENT'S WHEREABOUTS WERE UNKNOWN.

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ALSO ON THE HOT-SEAT IS ENRON'S FORMER ACCOUNTANT ARTHUR ANDERSEN. THAT COMPANY'S EMBATTLED C.E.O. ASSURED ANOTHER CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE THAT ANDERSEN IS CLEANING HOUSE -- AFTER ITS EMPLOYEES SHREDDED ENRON DOCUMENTS.

POSSIBLE SOT: Joseph Berardino, Arthur Andersen C.E.O. "...''



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EXPERTS SAY THE SCANDAL IS SCARING WALL STREET. AND AFTER YESTERDAY'S 220 POINT NOSE DIVE -- CONGRESS IS FEELING THE PRESSURE TO CALM NERVOUS INVESTORS.

SOT: Sen. Byron Dorgan, (D) North Dakota "I believe this is serious

business... and the market demonstrates this."
STAND-UP: AND BESIDES STOCKHOLDERS AND ENRON EMPLOYEES -- STATE PENSION FUNDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE ALSO LOST MILLIONS IN ENRON INVESTMENTS. AND UNDER THE LAW -- THOSE FUNDS WOULD BE BAILED OUT BY TAXPAYERS. JIM ACOSTA CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))

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A Fincastle woman accused of embezzlement will not serve any jail time under a plea agreement.
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46-year old Betty Jo McNeil today pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of embezzling less than 2-hundred dollars from a local 4-H Club.
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She was arrested after disappearing for three weeks last summer. Judge George Honts today accepted McNeil's plea and sentenced her to suspended jail time, one year probation, 1-hundred hours community service and counseling. She's already paid more than 4-thousand dollars in restitution. McNeil testified that she'd become depressed and that the crime was out of character for her. She continues to work with the 4-H Club as a consultant.
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General Electric in Salem says it's considering trimming its workforce.
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The company says it is currently assessing factory loads to determine if there are too many -- or not enough people on the job.
G-E says it is looking into how many of its employees are interested in an early retirement buyout.
The company plans to have an informative meeting with employees next week, after the workforce reassessment is complete.
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A Muslim extremist group reportedly wants two million dollars' ransom for an American missionary couple being held in the Philippines.
The group is linked to the al- Qaida terrorist network.
It's been holding the Kansas couple, along with a Filipino nurse for more than eight months.
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Meanwhile, the Philippine supreme court is ordering the government to defend its controversial military exercises with U-S soldiers.
More than 600 American troops are training Filipinos to fight the extremist group.
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Though tensions have eased in Afghanistan over the past few weeks, thousands of refugees continue to flee the country for Pakistan.
Many of them still fear for their lives.
Drew Levinson reports.
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Peering down from the rugged Khojak Mountains , you can see the tiny white patches dotting the Pakistani landscape. These are the Afghan refugee camps.

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Its another day of new arrivals. The weathered look of an old man the haunted eyes of a little girl these are the tired and worn faces of a people struggling to survive.
15-year old Khani---like the others--- no longer fears the
Taliban---but rather the gunmen and bandits still stalking his native

Kandahar province.

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THEY WANT TO KILL US!
They live in the open with little protection from the elements. Their drinking and bathing water is hastily drawn from the back of a truck their daily bread comes from a bag.

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BECAUSE OF THE HARSH WINTER IN AFGHANISTAN AND THE DANGEROUS SITUATION STILL IN EFFECT IN THE HOMELAND, THESE REFUGEES WONT BE GOING HOME ANYTIME SOON. THEY'LL BE IN CAMPS AT LEAST THROUGH THE END OF MARCH.
Looking much older than his 35 years, this man prays for the day he and his family can return home.

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WHEN GOD MAKE OUR COUNTRY WELL SO WE NOW WE WANT TO GO TO AFGHANISTAN.
But for now this is home, and though much has been lost these people still haven't lost their sense of pride. And trying to maintain that while living like this is not easy. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Chaman, Pakistan.))


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Dozens of religious and political leaders braved the cold weather today outside Afghanistan's Presidential Palace to raise the new flag.
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The flag features bands of green, red, and black with a coat of arms showing a mosque.
It's a copy of the national standard first introduced by Afghan's king in 1928.
The flag was banned after the Soviet-backed communist takeover in 1978.
The only difference is an inscription bearing the words "The INTERIM government of Afghanistan".
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Roanoke City Council will have to find another way to pay for the 15-million dollar renovation of the Civic Center.
Last week, the General Assembly voted down the original plan.
As Marya Jones reports, Delegate Morgan Griffith and Mayor Ralph Smith are catching flack from some Council members for overstepping bounds.
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(( After being dealt two blows by the General Assembly last week, members of City Council were sounding off...
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((BILL CARDER/(R)VICE MAYOR: IF WE ALLOW POLITICS TO ENTER INTO........THANK YOU MR. MAYOR.)) [RUNS:10]
Mayor Ralph Smith continued to catch flack from his colleagues for going over their heads... seeking help from Delegate Morgan Griffith in killing a bill that would amend the city's charter.
A Senate version of that bill passed ... but the House will get another shot at it.
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((RALPH SMITH/MAYOR: I LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER YEAR. I LOOK FORWARD TO FINDING WAYS OF WORKING WITH THIS COUNCIL.))

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There was more outrage over the legislature's defeat of an admissions tax.
It WOULD have raised the tax at city-owned facilities to help finance the Civic Center's renovation.
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((BILL BESTPITCH/(D) CITY COUNCILMAN: AGAIN, MR. MAYOR, YOU MAY SPEAK OF WANTING EFFICIENCY IN GOVERNMENT.... FLUSH CITIZENS MONEY RIGHT DOWN THE TOILET.)) [RUNS:17]
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[Su 16:57:23 - :37] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: CITY COUNCIL WILL HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD ON HOW TO FINANCE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CIVIC CENTER. ONE OPTION BEING WEIGHED IS RAISING THE ADMISSIONS TAX AT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FACILITIES. MARYA JONES, NEWS-7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS:13]))
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Still to come on the newscast, an award winning chef will share a special recipe for black history month, Amtrak says some local passenger routes are in danger,
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But first, the danger is not over in Indonesia. More rain is forecast following a week of flooding.
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Much of Indonesia's capital resembles Atlantis--
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A week of heavy flooding has brought Jakarta to a near standstill.
The floods have killed at least 65 people, and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless.
The danger is far from over--
Meterologists are predicting more torrential rains in the next several days.
Meanwhile, volunteers are handing out food and medicine to the needy, as the government comes under fire for a lack of urgency in dealing with the disaster.
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Amtrak officials released a list of 18 long-distance train routes that could be cut this fall, unless the troubled passenger train service gets additional federal money.
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The list includes the "Cardinal," which runs between Washington, DC and Chicago, with a stop at Clifton Forge....


And also the "Crescent," which runs between New York and New Orleans, with stops at the Kemper Street station in Lynchburg and also in Danville.
The list of potential route cuts is preliminary. Congress is expected to begin debating Amtrak's future within the next few weeks.
But for now, Amtrak says if it doesn't get more than one billion dollars from the government by October, it will have to cancel long-distance routes.
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February is Black History Month, and food is always a big part of the celebration.
Walter Royal is an African American chef who's won several prestigious awards for his culinary talents.
Royal is an executive chef not too far from here- -in Raleigh, North Carolina-- and he joins us now to share some of his recipes.
Good Afternoon!
Thanks for joining us
(I'm told that your recipes are quite good, but still pretty simple. What are some easy ideas for dinner?)



(Why do you think food is such a large part of African American culture?)



(You're also known for SPICY dishes-- how can we spice up a recipe that maybe we make on a frequent basis?)



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Thanks so much for joining us this afternoon, and for making us all so hungry! [Take Web Address Pinnacle Full]
You can find Chef Royal's recipe for sweet potato pudding on our website at WDBJ7-dot-com. Just click on the Webwatch icon.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Leo will let us know when its going to warm up,
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Then a little later, Michael Jordan gets some good news OFF the basketball court.
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Congressman Virgil Goode has helped a bill become law that gives Martinsville's Chamber of Commerce money to help with workforce development.
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He made an announcement about the 50 thousand dollar prevision in Martinsville yesterday.
He also commented on his change of party affiliation from Independent to Republican saying he'll continue to vote issue by issue, regardless his new Republican status.
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((I ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT WHETHER YOU ARE IN THE STATE LEGISLATOR OR CONGRESS, YOU SHOULD LOOK AT HOW ISSUES HELP OR HARM THE VOTERS YOU REPRESENT AND VOTE ACCORDINGLY.))
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Goode also said an Independent candidate's name is more difficult to find on certain ballots, and believes that could have hurt his chances in the next election.

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was up 12. The NASDAQ has lost SIX.

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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We will hear from Stacy Compton about his plans, and how his life has gotten faster than ever. Stay tuned --News 7 Sports is next.
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Michael Jordan and his wife are giving their marriage another try.
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Juanita Jordan has withdrawn the divorce petition she filed last month.
In a statement, the couple said they have decided to attempt a reconciliation.
They also ask the public to respect their privacy. Jordan cited a desire to spend more time with his family when he retired from the N-B-A the second time. But his decision to make another comeback as a player has kept him in Washington and on the road, away from Chicago.
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We are on the countdown to Daytona. Over the next few days, we'll be chatting with the champ, the locals, and other important folks, getting details you want to know. Here's Mike Stevens, as he takes a moment to ask Stacy Compton about his new team and his new challenge.
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(( Stacy Compton made his share of headlines during testing last month at Daytona when he posted some of the fastest speeds. But the Grit native says numbers can be deceiving - and no way his team as good as advertised. ((STACY COMPTON:)) Stacy is in his first year with the AJ Foyt owned Conseco Pontiac crew. It's a team that last year was abysmal at Daytona and Talladega. It made three of the four races on provisionals and missed the July Pepsi 400 altogether. ((STACY COMPTON:)) Struggling is something Stacy is not accustomed to at Daytona. Last year he was a key figure in Dodge's return to NASCAR. He won two poles and sat on the outside of the front row for the Daytona 500. He now takes over a car that neither Rick Mast nor on Hornaday could consistently make competitive. ((STACY COMPTON:)) Stacy also is driving full-time on the Busch series this year in the Kingsford Chevy. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))
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