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HEADLINES

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The White House says President Clinton will comply with a subpoena request to testify on behalf of his former Whitewater land deal partners.
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and the first caucus of the presidential season is today in Louisiana. wx-head
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CLINTON


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One of the defendants in the Whitewater trial says only President Clinton's testimony can clear her.
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Susan McDougal, along with her ex-husband James, are on trial in Arkansas for fraud.
The president was subpeonaed by a Republican prosecutor yesterday... he is being ordered to testify about efforts to secure a federally-backed loan.
It's expected Mr. Clinton will testify by videotape or a satellite hook-up.
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powell


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The second defendant in a Danville murder case has reached a plea agreement.
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Bryant Lymont Powell was scheduled for a jury trial this morning.
But yesterday prosecutors dropped the murder charge.
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In exchange, Powell pleaded guilty to robbery and abduction.
Powell HAD been charged with killing Angel Lewis DeJesus (de-Hay-seus).
The 32- year victim was found dead behind a house of Stephens Street in Danville.
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Another man has already been found guilty of killing Dejesus.
Just last week, a judge found Phil Clayborne guilty of murder.

Wheeler


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Also in court yesterday --
A circuit judge cleared the way for the state to try a Wythe County TEEN as an ADULT.
Christopher Sean Wheeler is charged with MURDERING Sheriff's deputy Cliff Dicker.
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Dicker was shot in December of 1994 while trying to serve a juvenile petition on Wheeler.
Wheeler was 15 at the time.
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A juvenile judge ordered him transferred to adult court.
In appealing the ruling, Wheeler's lawyers argued he would have a better chance at rehabilitation in the juvenile system.
The judge rejected the argument based on the serious nature of the crime.
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POLEC-VERDICT


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Three youngsters have been convicted of MURDER in the beating death of a Philadelphia teen-ager.
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Sixteen- year- old Eddie Polec was attacked with BASEBALL bats on the steps of his CHURCH in November 19-94.
A fourth teen has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, and two others have been convicted of conspiracy.
The case exposed problems with Philadelphia's police dispatch system. Seven 9-1-1 operators were disciplined over a 40-minute delay in sending help.
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SIMPSON


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O-J Simpson's civil trial is set to begin in less than two months.
The former football star is still giving his deposition in the case.
But right now Simpson's appears to be more concerned with the court of public opinion.
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Yesterday he phoned into a cable T-V show for a surprise interview.
He expressed suspicions the killings were linked to his ex-wife's friend Faye Resnick and Resnick's past drug problem.
He also suggested police may have planted evidence.
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LIZ-TAYLOR


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It's official: Liz Taylor is seeking divorce number seven.
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She cited irreconciable differences in her marriage to Larry Fortensky, the younger man who wed her in 19-91.
Taylor met Fortensky in 19-88 at the Betty Ford Clinic, where both were being treated for substance abuse.
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1-Sports


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Now from divorce court to the basketball court, here's Mike Stevens with sports.
Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


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(Roll cue:) Today, space heaters are still as popular as ever and getting

smaller.
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LA-CAUCUS


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For some, the road to the White House STARTS in the Bayou State.
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Louisiana Republicans convene today for a CAUCUS and candidate Phil Gramm is predicting he'll come out on TOP.
But Gramm's NOT running hard in Louisiana.
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He came north yesterday and campaigned in Iowa, where frontrunners Bob Dole and Steve Forbes have been focusing their efforts.
Iowa's caucuses are next Monday.
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GOVERNORS


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The nation's governors HOPE they've come up with a solution to the budget standoff.
In meetings set for later today in Washington, they plan to vote on ways to SAVE money on Medicaid.
Healthcare costs have been one of the sticking points between congressional Republicans and the President.
The governors also plan to vote on a welfare reform plan.
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Payne


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Democrat L- F Payne will NOT seek another term in Congress.
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Payne told reporters in Danville yesterday he IS retiring.
Sources say he's being courted by high ranking officials in the Democratic party who want Payne to run for Lieutenant Governor.
Payne says he's eager to return to the private sector, but IS open to other possibilities.
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((REP. L. F. PAYNE/(D) FIFTH DISTRICT: I WILL NOW HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY I THINK TO LOOK AT OPPORTUNITIES THAT MAY EXIST IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND I WILL EXPLORE A NUMBER OF THINGS IN THE FUTURE AND IF SOMETHING LIKE THAT SHOULD EVER OCCUR CERTAINLY I WOULD BE VERY INTERESTED IN GETTING OTHER THE SAME GROUP AND TALKING ABOUT IT. ))
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Payne ran against Republican George Landrith during the last election.
Yesterday, Landrith said he'll seek the Republican nomination for the fifth district seat.
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Eric Thompson, a U-P-S worker from Bedford County is ALSO seeking the Republican nomination.

Folo-Payne


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And first thing this morning, Rocky Mount Senator Virgil Goode will make his intentions known about a possible bid for the seat.
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He was on the phone within minutes of Payne's announcement- looking for support, but publicly he focused only on Payne.
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((SEN. VIRGIL GOODE/D-ROCKY MOUNT: I COMMEND HIM... THROUGHOUT THE FIFTH.))
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Danville Delegate Whitt Clement says he won't challenge Goode for the nomination.
Martinsville's Ward Armstrong is undecided.
The presumed ticket leader for 1997 says he understands Payne's decision.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: BUT I ALSO THINK HE'D BE AN EXTRAORDINARY ADDITION TO ANY DEMOCRATIC TEAM IN 1997 IF THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS TO DO. HE'S A BUSINESSMAN, HE'S SHOWN PROVEN VOTE-GETTING ABILITY IN RURAL VIRGINIA, AS A VMI GRADUATE, A COLGATE- DARDEN BUSINESS SCHOOL GRADUATE, HE BRINGS SO MUCH TO STATEWIDE LEADERSHIP.))
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Back on the Republican side, Clarksville Delegate Frank Ruff is exploring his own bid for Payne's seat, making it already a three- way race.

2-scores


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In sports --
The Virginia Cavaliers played one of their best games of the season last night as destroyed in-state rival Old Dominion at University hall.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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Two-Larry


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(Roll cue:) The cold winter weather NOT only affects us, but our pets too.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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President Clinton will get to tell a Little Rock courtroom what he knows about a failed Arkansas land deal.
A federal judge has ordered Clinton to testify at the trial of his former Whitewater partners who were involved in the deal.
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Three suspected armed robbers lead Los Angeles police on a high speed chase.
The chase ended when the suspects crashed their stolen vehicle.
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And State Senator Virgil Goode is interested in a job in Washington.
The Rocky Mount Democrat is expected to discuss plans for running for the congressional seat being vacated by Representative L-F Payne.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday February 6th.
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News 7 Mornin will be right back.

Giles-Death


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The cold weather is being blamed for the death of a Giles County man.
Authorities say the body of 46- year- old William Mullins was found Saturday on his front lawn-- within 10- feet of his home in the Wolf Creek area.
Officials say Mullins had a history of medical problems-- and apparently died of exposure.
The county's coroner will determine the official cause of death.
His death brings the statewide total of weather -related fatalities to six.
An elderly Hanover County man died of a heart attack Sunday after shoveling snow.

Cold-Weather


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The record low temperatures are setting records for electricity demand.
American Electric Power customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee set a new peak of six-thousand-908 mega-watts at nine a-m yesterday.
That beat the previous high of six-thousand-889 mega-watts.
In the meantime, the weather is being blamed for power outages and water main breaks, in addition to all kinds of other problems.
Ron Jones has the story.
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((Busted water pipes and slow moving traffic is the order of day in the Roanoke Valley.
Workers in Roanoke are fighting water main breaks on two fronts in both the north and south side.
Cattlemen aren't welcoming the cold either.
Their livestock have to work harder to stay warm by eating more food... if they can get to it. ((REGGIE REYNOLDS/CATTLEMEN'S ASSOC. REP: THE BAD THING IS WHEN WE GET THE SNOW LIKE WE GOT TWO WEEKS AGO IS GETTING TO THE CATTLE. AND ITS HAD TO TAKE SOME OF OUR CATTLE PRODUCERS ALL DAY.))
Which leads to slim cattle and bad beef rates per pound.
But some businesses haven't missed a beat because of the cold... especially the ice cream business? ((SHANE AMBURGUY/KATTIE'S ICE CREAM: BASED ON THE LAST SNOW STORM WE DID HAVE A DRAMATIC INCREASE OF PEOPLE PRIOR TO THE PREVIOUS TWO MONTHS.))
And for some the cold and snow is welcomed event.
This lady left Sunny Florida for one reason. ((REBECCA CAREY/ROANOKE RESIDENT: WELL, I WANTED TO GET AWAY FROM THE THE REAL HOT WEATHER... BUT HERE I AM.))
But whether you see the cold as a blessing or a curse the Department of Emergency Services officials say you must show it respect.
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))
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The winter weather is STILL responsible for school delays and closings.
We'll show you a list at the bottom of your screen during birthdays and Larry Dowdy's next segment on how to beat the winter cold with kerosene heat.

BILL-CLINTON


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In other news --
President Clinton has been ordered to testify at next month's Whitewater trial.
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He has been supoenaed to provide testimony for his former partners in the Arkansas land deal, Susan and James McDougal.
The White House says Mr. Clinton will probably appear on tape or speak by satellite.
A lawyer for Susan McDougal, however, wants the President to testify in person.
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DuPont


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A Pennsylvania judge has signed a petition that will let doctors examine chemical-heir John du Pont before his preliminary hearing this Friday.
Doctors at Pennsylvania University will try to determine if the suspected killer suffers from organic brain dysfunction.
Du Pont faces charges of killing world-class wrestler David Schultz at du Pont's estate outside Philadelphia last month.

Orren


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Police arrested Phillip Orren last month- -TWO days AFTER he allegedly set fire to a house on Patterson Avenue with someone INSIDE.
Yesterday a Roanoke grand jury handed up indictments against Orren in SEVEN more arson cases in the same neighborhood.
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The charges span a three- month period. The prosecutor says Orren is a suspect in as many as 20 fires altogether... including some dumpster fires.
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Orren lives in the same neighborhood where the house fires occurred.
Prosecutor Betty Jo Anthony says the 20-year old suspect "just likes to play with matches."
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Another man, David Brian Barbour, was also indicted yesterday, charged with setting TWO fires in Old Southwest on November 22nd.

Franklin-Fire


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A Franklin County man lost everything he owned in a house fire this weekend... but thanks to his teenage neighbors.. he didn't lose his life.
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Pete Doyle was trapped inside his burning home Sunday, when he heard two familiar voices shouting.
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The help came from Virginia Tech student Michael Nunn and his 15- year- old brother Kevin.
Without hesitation, the brothers darted across the lawn, entered the burning house, and pulled Doyle to safety.
Kevin Nunn did not realize his efforts were considered heroic.
He says he was just trying to help out a friend in trouble.
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((KEVIN NUNN/HOUSE FIRE HERO: AFTER IT WAS OVER I WAS KIND OF FREAKED OUT. BUT I GUESS IT FELT PRETTY GOOD CAUSE WE GOT PETE OUT. ))
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Pete Doyle and MICHAEL Nunn were both treated for smoke inhalation, but doctors say they'll both be fine.
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CHASE


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In Los Angeles --
A dramatic ending to a high speed chase when suspected armed robbers tried to outrun police.
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The chase, caught on tape, shows the suspects' desperate attempts to flee.
The pursuit started in South Pasadena.
The driver sped down a Freeway and ended up at an intersection in South Central Los Angeles.
The chase ended when the suspected robbers crashed into a light pole.
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3-Sports


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It's full speed ahead for the Virginia Cavaliers.
In sports, Mike Stevens has highlights of their win over Old Dominion last night.
Good morning Mike.
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Three-Larry


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(Roll cue:) Kerosene heat is a great alternative.
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Bryant-powell


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The SECOND defendant in a Danville murder case was scheduled for a jury trial this morning.
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But Bryant Lymont Powell made a plea agreement yesterday, so prosecutors DROPPED the murder charge.
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In exchange, Powell pleaded guilty to robbery and abduction.
Powell HAD been charged with killing Angel Lewis DeJesus (de-Hay-seus).
The 32- year victim was found dead behind a house of Stephens Street in Danville.
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Another man has ALREADY been found GUILTY of killing Dejesus.
Just last week, a judge found Phil Clayborne guilty of MURDER.

Chris-Wheeler


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Also in court yesterday --
A circuit judge has cleared the way for the state to try a Wythe County teen as an adult.
Christopher Sean Wheeler is charged with murdering Sheriff's deputy Cliff Dicker.
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Dicker was shot in December of 1994 while trying to serve a juvenile petition on Wheeler.
Wheeler was 15 at the time.
A juvenile judge ordered him transferred to adult court.
In appealing the ruling, Wheeler's lawyers argued he would have a better chance at rehabilitation in the juvenile system.
The judge rejected the argument based on the serious nature of the crime.
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Deaths


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The weekend snow and ice storms have been blamed for TWO more deaths, bringing the statewide total to SIX fatalities.
In Giles County, a friend found the body of 46-year-old William Mullins on Saturday in Mullins' front yard.
Mullins' body was covered with SEVERAL inches of snow. The cause of death was NOT immediately known.
Over in Hanover County, an elderly man died of a heart attack Sunday AFTER he finished shoveling snow.

Goode


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State Senator Virgil Goode says he's interested in running for the congressional seat being vacated
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by Fifth District Congressman L-F Payne.
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The Rocky Mount Democrat is expected to discuss the possibility of his candidacy at a press conference in Richmond later today.
Congressman Payne is retiring at the end of his term this year.
He's been asked to consider seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for lieutenant governor next year.
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4-scores


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In college hoop action --
VMI improved to 10-and-7 on the season and 500 in the Southern conference with a blowout of the Citadel.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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