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Next on News 7-
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The convicted pic-ax murderer turned born again Christian is denied clemency.
The President proposes a balanced budget for the first time in three decades.
And a local groundhog predicts the weather for the next few months.
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Another major winter storm arrives tomorrow with both rain and snow in the forecast. It looks to be heavy either way.medical-heads
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In medical news, new hope for men who want to be a father.
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And we now know drinking wine in moderation is good for you --so which state produces the "healthiest" wine?
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A convicted killer could become the first woman executed in Texas since the Civil War.
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Good evening I'm Tonya Flory, sitting in for Jean Jadhon.
Karla Faye Tucker is one step closer to execution, after the Texas Parole Board rejected her request for clemency.
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Tucker is scheduled to be executed tomorrow night.
She was convicted of killing two people in 1983 with a pickax--but has since become a born-again Christian.
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((VICTOR RODRIGUEZ/CHAIRMAN TEXAS BOARD OF PAROLES AND PARDONS:REHABILITATION HAS BEEN ARGUED BEFORE, RELIGIOUS CONVERSION HAS BEEN ARGUED BEFORE, I'VE SEEN IT BEFORE IN OTHER TYPES OF CASES, I'VE SEEN IT BEFORE IN OTHER CAPITOL CASES, NO ONE HAS YET TO MAKE A STRONG ENOUGH CASE FOR COMMUTATION.))
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Today's vote was 16-0, with two board members abstaining.
Tucker's case remains before the U-S Supreme Court, so she still has one final chance to escape lethal injection.
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A nonprofit organization based in Charlottesville is getting behind Tucker's campaign for clemency.
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The Rutherford Institute has petitioned the Texas Parole Board on Tucker's behalf.
In a letter to Texas Governor George W-Bush, Institute president John Whitehead says his group believes minorities--whether religious, racial or idealogical--are quote "consistently at greater risk of having their constitutional rights trampled upon."
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He adds quote "the state's power to punish cannot include the authority to kill human beings" and that "human life is sacred, regardless of age, gender,

race, religion or criminal status."5-Franklin-Shooting


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A Franklin County girl called 9-1-1 over the weekend to report her father had shot her mother, then killed himself.
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The shooting took place at Rodney and Patricia Feazell's home in the Calloway community.
Sheriff's deputies say 47-year-old Rodney Feazell shot his wife in the shoulders, arm and head with a small caliber handgun.
He then took a pistol from his gun safe and killed himself.
The couple's 15-year-old daughter heard the shots and called 9-1-1.
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46-year-old Patricia Feazell is in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Neighbors describe her husband as "nasty" and say he frequently fired his guns.
But sheriff's deputies have no record of domestic disputes between the couple.
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U-S Secretary of State Madeline Albright met Saudi leaders today and says Saudi Arabia sees eye to eye with the U-S position on inspecting Iraq's weapon sites -- but announced no agreement on use of Saudi air bases for American warplanes.
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Albright says Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region are in danger of attacks from Iraq and that the country must get rid of chemical and biological weapons.
The U-S Central Command says about 25-thousand U-S personnel have been deployed in the Gulf, including about eight thousand airmen and three thousand Army troops.
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Charter schools have cleared another hurdle in Richmond, and now stand a good chance of approval. That story is coming up on News 7 at Five.
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and forget Punxsutawney Phil--what does Tweeter the Groundhog think about all this shadowy business? We'll check in with the Roanoke Valley's own furry winter forecaster.
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On Healthcheck, the frustration of male infertility. Treatment advances are helping many more couples.
Also, if you're looking for a distinctive addition to your home, Patrick Evans takes us to a local company that makes hand-painted furniture. cc sponsor

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The big hurdles are out of the way for charter schools in Virginia.
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It was "fifth time lucky" in the House Education committee.
A bill allowing local school boards to approve two charter schools per district made it out of the committee for the first time on a 14-to-10 vote.
The difference this year: Halifax Democrat Ted Bennett and Pulaski Republican Tom Baker changed their minds.
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The traditional Democratic viewpoint is finally the minority.
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The charter schools idea is now likely to pass in the full House and

Senate.5-Liberty


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We now know the identity of the donor who paid off the 70 million dollar debt of Liberty University.
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He has been identified as Florida insurance executive Arthur Williams.
The Washington Times reported today Liberty' s founder Jerry Falwell had been barred from revealing the source of the gift when it was announced in September.
The school was placed on probation last year by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as it struggled to contain its debt--its accreditation status has since been restored.
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There could be some progress soon on a plan to combat flooding in the town of Grundy.
Town officials have spent months studying a flood control proposal from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.
They may send their comments on the plan back to the Corps sometime this week.
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Downtown Grundy is regularly devastated by the Levisa (luh-VYE-suh) Fork river.
Often, the Corp of Engineers fights flooding by moving the stream.
In this case, however, the Corps wants to move the TOWN.
The Corp has proposed moving businesses on the Levisa's eastern bank to a site on the other side.
The old business district would then be leveled.
The cost of the project would be shared by the Corp and the state.
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President Clinton has passed on his budget plan to Congress with something lawmakers haven't seen in three decades -- a surplus.
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The 1999 fiscal spending plan reached Congress this morning. The one-point-73 trillion dollar proposal predicts a nine-point-five billion dollar surplus.
That would make it the first balanced budget in 30 years.
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((WE CAN BALANCE THE BUDGET AND ALLOW HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MIDDLE AGED AMERICANS WHO HAVE NO HEALTH INSURANCE... TO BUY INTO MEDICARE. WE CAN BALANCE THE BUDGET AND STILL EXTEND CHILD CARE TO A MILLION MORE CHILDREN. AND ABOVE ALL, WE CAN BALANCE THE BUDGET AND STILL SAVE SOCIAL SECURITY FIRST.))
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The last time the government had a balanced budget was in 1969.
If the fiscal 1999 budget is balanced it would be three years ahead of the 2002 goal.

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The excitement is building in Nagano, Japan--
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host of the Winter Olympics. The U-S team has started to arrive--and the athletes were welcomed at the Olympic Village. Among the highlights of these games--the first ever Women's Ice Hockey competition.
The Olympic torch made its way through Misano village to Toyoshina today. It's expected the torch will arrrive in Nagano on Friday.
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You can watch the Opening Ceremonies here on W-D-B-J at eight p-m Friday.

Competition gets underway Saturday.tease#2



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Furniture, with a unique, hand-painted approach is on the menu today...
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There is a fine line between craftmanship and artistry, even when making furniture.
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Today, Patrick Evans walks that fine line, at a store where locally made merchandise is both functional and beautiful.
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A popular N-B-A coach has lost his job. Mike Stevens has that story and more coming up in the Two Minute Ticker.
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And on HealthCheck, advances in the treatment of male infertility are making for many happy families.
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In medical news--many people assume when a couple can't conceive, the problem is the womnan's. The truth is, 40 percent of the time--the problem is the man's.
CBS News Health Correspondent Doctor Emily Senay looks at how many men who once had no hope of having a baby can now become fathers.
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((NAT SND: (Babies) Barry Stoughtenborough feeding his twin daughters JUST TWO YEARS AGO, BARRY STOUGHTENBOROUGH, (ST-OW-TEN-BORO) OF MODESTO, CALIFORNIA, COULDN-T IMAGINE THAT HE WOULD BE THE FATHER OF EIGHT MONTH OLD MADISON AND RYCE (RICE) ELIZABETH: Barry: I was beginning to get real discouraged, because I had been through lots and lots of tests. The thought did cross my mind, that if I didn't end up having children, how devastating it would be to me and my wife. Trina: We just didn't think that we would ever be able to conceive a child naturally. HE AND TRINA SOUGHT HELP FROM A SPECIALIST, DR. PAUL TUREK (TUR-RICK). Dr. Turek: The Stoughtenboroughs are a young couple who came to see me, and determine why they didn't have a sperm count. DR. TUREK (TUR-RICK) DIRECTS THE INFERTILITY CLINIC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO. HE SEES A LOT OF MEN WHO ARE CAN'T BELIEVE THEY ARE THE REASON THEIR WIFE ISN'T GETTING PREGNANT. Dr. Turek: Men feel guilty all the time. Men, if you tell them, I don't understand quite what's going on, or why you have a problem, they will say, you know, could it be, could it be when I got hit playing football in high school and then they'll go home and come back with a list of 55 things that could have gone wrong. AS IT TURNED OUT ... BARRY'S PROBLEM IS NOT UNCOMMON AMONG INFERTILE MEN. it ended up that he had a blockage in his reproductive tract ducts. And that's my job, to fix blockages, I'm basically a plumber. So.we went to surgery, fairly lengthy surgery and unblocked him and they went home. FOLLOWING SURGERY, DR. TUREK TOLD THE STOUTENBOROUGHS.. THAT IT WOULD TAKE AT LEAST A YEAR BEFORE THEY HOPE TO CONCEIVE A CHILD. JUST THREE MONTHS LATER, BARRY GOT A SURPRISE PHONE CALL. BARRY:She had gotten one of those little pregnancy tests. And she did it. And she called me up at work... TRINA... and I said, "Hi Dad" BARRY: No, go get another one (laughs) So... I What did we go through? Three of them? I didn't, I was afraid. You know, I didn't want any false hope, no mistakes. Trina: ... we always dreamed of being a family, and for us to actually conceive a child. It was the best thing that could have happened to US. AND THEN MORE EXCITING NEWS ... TWINS! Barry:so oh, man, I like fainted! And all these things start going through my head--two cars, two bathrooms ... THESE DAYS, WHEN BARRY LOOKS AT HIS DAUGHTERS HE STILL FINDS IT ALL UNBELIEVABLE. BARRY: Miracles! Miracles I look at them now, I can be walking down the hall at work and I can just picture them, playing. DR. EMILY SENAY, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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Maybe they'll start selling red wine from New York State in health food stores.
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A Cornell University study says New York reds have higher levels of a compound that's been found to fight cancer and heart disease. Professor Leroy Creasy did the study, comparing the health benefits of more than 100 red wines from five states and foreign countries. Creasy says New York red wine is one of the most substantial sources of the compound that cuts the risk of cancer and heart disease.
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In fact, he says New York reds had an average of one and a half times as much of the stuff as California wines. He thinks New York's humid climate helps explain the high concentrations. 2-shot-toss
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In sports, a N-B-A head coach is looking for a job today--and two headliners from the Salem Hall of Fame banquet talk about the state of baseball. Here's Mike Stevens with more.

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Welcome folks to the Monday Ticker as we unfortunately begin the new work week with news about a couple of coaches out of work.
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Alabama announced this afternoon that it is firing head coach David Hobbs effective at the end of the year.
The Lynchburg native was hired in 1992 and he has won 104 games since then. But his teams also have lost 72 contests including a 94-to-40 embarrassment to in-state rival Auburn this season.
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At least Hobbs has until the end of the season to get his house in order.
The Pistons fired head coach Doug Collins today - effective immediately.
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The Pistons are in DC tonight playing the Wizards. Detroit has yet to be over

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The Roanoke Salem baseball Hall of fame welcomed five new members last night and a Cooperstown hall of famer in guest speaker Catfish Hunter.
He and inductee Tony Womack had this to say about the self-centeredness and laziness that have become trademarks of the big leagues.
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Much more on last night's big night in Salem is coming up at six.
Take care everybody. take a break5-Groundhog
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A Roanoke tradition began today.
Not content to let OUR weather be dictated by an OUT-OF-STATE groundhog, the city now has it's own Groundhog Day celebration, complete with resident rodent.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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(( What better place to forecast Roanoke Valley weather than the top of Mill Mountain?
Here at the zoo, in a new white weather station, Tweeter the groundhog did whatever groundhogs do as they prepare for the annual prediction.
Children watched as Tweeter stalled... finally coming out just as the sun broke out of the clouds.))

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(( Children smiled... Grown-ups frowned... and Tweeter ate her carrot, keep the secret of her mysterious powers to herself.
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