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Next on News 7-
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Republicans go at it with Janet Reno-
After decades in Business, a Roanoke retail chain is closing.
And Goodyear workers in Danville might get a second chance to work Sundays and possibly save jobs-
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Another rain system will slide through the area tomorrow, so look for some scattered showers and temperatures in the 40's.

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((CHAIRMAN DAN BURTON: AND FOR YOU TO HIDE BEHIND THIS SAY YOU WOULD CONSIDER IT IS... RENO: I'M NOT HIDING MR. CHAIRMAN. I'M TRYING TO DO MY DUTY UNDER THE INDENPENDENT COUNSEL STATUTE AND UNDER THE LAW.))
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The Attorney General defends her decision NOT to appoint an independent counsel to investigate White House Fund raising calls.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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Republicans spent the day attacking Janet Reno's decision-
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((PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS NOT CALLED FOR AN INDEPENDENT COUNSEL. HE HAS REMAINED SILENT. THIS HAS ALL THE APPEARANCES OF AN ATTORNEY GENERAL PROTECTING THE PRESIDENT.))
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But Reno stood her ground-
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((I GOT CRITICIZED BITTERLY BY PEOPLE FOR ASKING FOR APOINTMENT OF AT LEAST FOUR INDEPENDENT PROSECUTORS. AND I GET CRITICIZED FOR NOT ASKING FOR ONE I'M DAMNED IF I DO AND I'M DAMED IF I DON'T SO I TRY TO LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE AND THE LAW.))
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Reno insists she followed the law when making her decision.
Republicans say she focused on dotting the i's in the law, but missed the larger picture.
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Goodyear union members in Danville have a chance to change their minds after refusing to work a mandatory Sunday shift.
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Tina Tenret talked with some members at the union hall today.
Tina, it was just a month ago, they voted AGAINST a seven day work-week right?
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Jean, union workers are deciding today whether to call a second vote.
So far, third shift workers agreed to hold another vote -- many have changed their minds about working on Sundays.
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Last month union members refused to work mandatory Sunday shifts.
SOon after the vote, Goodyear laid off 60-people and shipped out equipment.

Local firms begged the union to return to the bargaining table.
Now, some union members are having a change of heart.
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((ELLIS FITZGERALD/UNION MEMBER: I THINK WE NEED ANOTHER VOTE... JOBS ARE DOOMED.)) ((DOUG KNOWLES/UNION MEMBER: THE COMPANY'S PITTED... HAVE CHANGED.))
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Some workers say they don't want to work a mandatory Sunday shift for religious reasons--
Others fear they'll lose double time pay.
So not everyone is ready to overturn the decision.
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((BOBBY BOWLING/UNION MEMBER: WE DON'T WANT IT -- ONLY VOTE ONE TIME.))
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5-Chesterfield-Fire


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Lightning didn't cause it, but fire has struck twice in one community just south of Richmond.
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Some Chesterfield County residents watched a handful of units in their Old Buckingham apartment go up in flames today.
More than 50 units were destroyed in the same complex in 1995.
And much like the recent fire at the Cabin Lake apartments in Danville, residents watched their homes burn for several minutes before help arrived.
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Chesterfield firefighters say their first priority was to get residents out of danger.
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5-Train-Ax


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In Germany, two trains collided in a fiery accident during rush hour.
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The crash set off a fuel explosion- injuring at least 70 people, eleven of them seriously.
The accident happened outside the Northwestern city of Hanover.
The commuter train crashed head on with a freight train- three cars loaded with diesel fuel blew-up on impact.
Firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to 19 other cars on the freighter train.
The cause of the crash was not immediately known.
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After nearly a week in the hospital Evangelist Billy Graham is going home.
That report is straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
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And after seven decades, one of Roanoke's locally owned and operated clothing stores is calling it quits.
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Tonight on Health Check-- a live report from Lewis Gale Hospital's new Diabetes Center.
All this and the Two Minute Sports Ticker-- when we come back. cc sponsor
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5-Police-Chief


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Roanoke's decision to extend its search for a new police chief is raising objections.
The city says it wants to insure that it has the best pool of candidates.
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But the Roanoke president of the N-Double A-C-P says the decision creates a credibility problem for the city.
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: IT INHERENTLY IMPLIES THAT SOMEHOW THOSE PEOPLE THAT WE STILL HAVE IN THE PROCESS, THAT MADE THE FINAL CUT ARE SOMEHOW NOT GOOD ENOUGH.)) ((ANGELITA PLEMMER/PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER: IN NO WAY ARE WE SAYING WE'RE DISSATISFIED WITH THE CURRENT POOL, BUT WE CERTAINLY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE BEST AND THE LARGEST AND THE MOST DIVERSE POOL THAT WE CAN CHOOSE FROM. AND THAT'S OUR INTENT.))
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City Manager Bob Herbert says some of the candidates have withdrawn their names from consideration, and other top prospects did not meet all of the job requirements.
On the advice of its consultant, the city is extending the deadline for applications until January fifth.

5-Lazarus


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A familiar name is leaving Roanoke's retail industry.
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After 73-years of business, Lazarus is calling it quits.
Starting tomorrow, everything left in stores will go on sale.
And when the racks are empty, the three remaining Lazarus stores will close for good.
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((CHIP LAZARUS/OWNER: AS WE PREPARE TO DISPOSE OF OUR INVENTORY, IT WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GREAT BARGAIN HUNTING AND THEY CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF GREAT PRICES WITH THE SERVICE THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN ACCUSTOMED TO, EXCEPT THAT WE'LL BE ON A CASH AND BANK CARD BASIS ONLY.))
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Lazarus says big discount chains have made it tough for smaller stores including his to compete.
Although he's sad to see his stores close, Lazarus says he's looking forward to some time off.
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5-Graham


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Evangelist Billy Graham is going home after nearly a week in the hospital.
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The 79 year old preacher left the Florida hospital saying he feels excellent.
Graham's been in the hospital since December 3rd.
He was vacationing in the Caribbean when he developed pneumonia-
He suffered chills, fever and dehydration.
Despite his health problems, Graham is scheduled to preach at several evangelistic crusades next year.
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Is it too cold for sprucing up your yard?
It might be for you, but not for some special winter plants and shrubs.
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As winter approaches, most of us spend less time and energy on gardening...
But there are some great ways to add color to your yard even during the coldest months of the year. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from Riverside Nursery, with a few suggestions to spruce up the yard.
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- the Dallas Cowboys playoff hopes took a major hit last night in front of the home crowd-- Mike has details coming up... cut to tonya!!
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Good afternoon, Coming up in about 40-minutes tonight on News 7 at six...
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Two Virginia Military Institute cadets are hoping to ride their senior engineering project into a successful future.
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((COL. RICHARD TRANDEL/VMI ENGINEERING PROFESSOR; COULD YOU PICTURE A GROUP OR SQUAD OF RANGERS MOVING INTO A CITY WITH FULL BATTLE GEAR ON GASOLINE POWERED STREET SKATES? ))
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We'll meet these two test pilots as they show off their unconventional invention...
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and hear how they came up with the idea.. on NEWS-7 at SIX.
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Thanks Keith

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Topping tonight's Health Check report-- a nationwide search for the genes that cause rheumatoid arthritis is kicking into high gear.
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Redness, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in the joints can signal the disease.
Rheumatoid Arthritis attacks the body's tissue.
As it progresses, it can cause erosion of bone and cartilage in joints and effect other body systems.
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((DR. STEPHEN KATZ/NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: THE CAUSES ARE MULTIFACTORIAL-- THEY'RE GENETIC CAUSES, ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES, WHETHER THEIR INFECTIOUS CAUSES IS ANOTHER ISSUE BEING ADDRESSED IN OTHER STUDIES AROUND THE WORLD. ))
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To better understand the disease, the Arthritis Foundation and the National Institutes of Health are supporting 12 research centers nationwide... one is at the University of San Diego.
Scientists are searching for genes that determine susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis.
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((DEBRA LAPPIN/ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION: THE SIBLINGS OF A PERSON WITH R-A IS 2-10 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO HAVE R-A THEMSELVES. THEREFORE, IN OUR STUDY WE'RE HOPING TO IDENTIFY 1000 FAMILIES WHERE 2-SIBLINGS HAVE R-A AND THERE'S ONE SURVIVING PARENT. ))
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If you have siblings with Rheumatoid Arthritis and want to take part in the study-- call San Diego University toll free at 888-445-0058.
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5-LGH-Diabetes


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Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
But many Americans lead normal lives with the disease.
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Tonya Flory is live tonight at the grand opening of The Diabetes Center at Lewis-Gale Hospital.
Tonya, fill us in on what's going on today.
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5-Exercise


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It might not be on your brain this time of year, but there's proof that the DESIRE to exercise may go a long way toward making you healthier.
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A Colorado researcher tested rats who were forced to run on a treadmill-- and those who could run whenever they wanted.
BOTH lost weight.
But the rats who were forced to exercise experienced stressed immmune systems-- while those who did as they pleased, STRENGHTENED their immune system.
In Pittsburgh, researchers say just a week's worth of moderate excercise can help reduce high blood pressure.
The study, done with African American women, shows that even just walking or riding an exercise bike can have dramatic health benefits.
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Good evening everybody and welcome to the two minute sports ticker that begins tonight with the rhetorical question - "How 'bout them Cowboys?"
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Last night the Dallas disastrous season all but came to close as the Panthers beat the Boys 23-to-13 to drop Dallas to 6-and-8 on the season.
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It was at times a very brutal game as the Panthers teed off on Troy Aikman, who has had little or no pass protection all season long.
The Panthers also knocked Emmitt Smith out of the game with a banged up shoulder.
Kerry Collins, meanwhile, was getting the job down with this touchdown pass to rookie Rae Carruth in the second quarter to make it 10-to-nothing Carolina.
Collins would later toss a one yard TD to Scott Greene in the third for the eventual game winning score.
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The Cowboys would have one last hurrah in the fourth as Aikman hooked up with Michael Irvin on a 52 yard bomb, but Dallas falls 23-t0-13.
A tough loss to take.
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The moving and shaking in the major leagues continues today as the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Devil Rays go after a couple of old cagey veterans this afternoon.
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The expansion Devil Rays signed free agent third baseman Wade Boggs, a 16 year big league veteran who is just 200 hits shy of the magical 3000 hit plateau.
It's a homecoming for Boggs, who grew up in Tampa, but in no way is he on vacation.
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And not to be outdone, the Boston Redsox welcomed Dennis Eckersley back to beantown this afternoon.
The 43 year old relief pitcher spent seven season with the Sox in the 70's and 80's before starring in Oakland and St. Louis.
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Coming up tonight at six, Frank Beamer offers his thoughts on why UVa didn't get an invitation to bowl.
Plus, we'll check in with former UVa star Percy Ellsworth, who is a big part of the Giants punishing defense this season.
Jean is coming back with more News 7 at Five right after this.
Have a safe night everybody. go to break

5-kicker


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Move over Socks! The White House has another pet...
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The White House today released a picture of the newest occupant, the President's puppy.
The unnamed three month old male chocolate labrador was given to the President by long time friend and Democratic activist, Tony Harrrington.
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The media asked whether the Clintons were experiencing "empty nest syndrome" now that Chelsea is off at college.
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((MIKE MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: IT'S THE PRESIDENT'S DESIRE TO HAVE ONE LOYAL FRIEND IN WASHINGTON. LAUGHTER. ))
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The "first dog" won't officially move in until he has completed some training.
In other words, they want to make sure the Oval Office rugs are safe.
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spaniel... who has since passed away. The nation hasn't had a "first dog" since Millie, George Bush's springer