Coming up on next on News 7, Paula Jones makes her first public appearance since her lawsuit against the President was thrown out.
and we'll see how residents of Hanover County are trying to rebuild their lives following yesterday's deadly tornados.
Bonus weather all the way today but another storm system is rushing in from the west. It makes a wet arrival tomorro
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And on Health Check, a new study says women are dying of heart attacks at a much higher rate than men.
and from Blacksburg, we'll see a high tech alternative to hair removal.
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((BEN BRAXTON: A MILE, QUARTER MILE AWAY OVER IN DEWBERRY, THEY FOUND SOME OF THE GUTTERS TO THE HOUSE OVER THERE.))
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One house is singled out- destroyed by a tornado last night near Richmond.
The arbitrary wrath of a tornado has mystified residents of one Virginia County today.
Ellen Qualls reports on the aftermath of last night's twister in Hanover County.
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((RED CROSS WORKER: IS THERE SOMETHING WE CAN DO FOR YOU? BEN BRAXTON: WELL I GUESS EVERYTHING WOULD BE DIRECTED TOWARD JOHN. HE'S MY BROTHER-IN-LAW.))
John and Sheila Giles built a two-story home here less than two years ago.
They were ready for Palm Sunday and Easter.
After seven years of trying, they had a healthy 13 week old baby: Jeremy.
John Giles heard the tornado warning and went next door to Sheila's father's house to warn him.
That may have saved his life.
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((BEN BRAXTON/VICTIM'S BROTHER: THE HUSBAND AND FATHER'S DEVASTATED. BECAUSE YOU'RE TALKING A MATTER OF MINUTES FROM LEAVING YOUR FAMILY AND COMING BACK-- STARTING BACK OVER HERE AND YOU SEE YOUR HOUSE IS GONE. AND YOU CAN'T GET A RESPONSE FROM YOUR WIFE, OR CHILD, OR ANYBODY. SO...))
The tornado took off the neighbor's wall... and then flattened the barn on the next property.
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((JEFF CUMMINGS/TORNADO WITNESS: WELL I SAW IT COMING OVER THAT WAY. I RAN TO THE BACK OF THE HOUSE AND I COULD SEE JUST THE BIG SWIRLING MASS. AND WHEN I CAME TO THE BACK PORCH, YOU COULDN'T HARDLY SEE ANYTHING, IT WAS JUST DUST AND DEBRIS AND EVERYTHING FLYING. IT WAS JUST LIKE A BIG FOG GOING THROUGH.))
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((CYNTHIA SMITH/VICTIM'S COUSIN: I THINK EVERYBODY'S GONNA BE IN SHOCK FOR AWHILE.))
In two lives were lost.
37 houses were damaged or destroyed.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Hanover County.[5-Clinton]
President Clinton returns home late tonight from his trip to Africa.
He is returning to an upbeat White House for the first time since a judge dismissed the Paula Jones lawsuit yesterday.
Byron Pitts has more.
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As he winds up his trip to Africa. President Clinton kept his
remarks short and subdued.
SOT/PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON (10:14:17)
'OBVIOUSLY, I'M PLEASE WITH THE DECISION, AND I THINK THE JUDGE'S OPINION
SPEAKS FOR ITSELF."
In her 39-page ruling, US District Court Judge Susan Webber
Wright threw out the Paula Jones Sexual Harassment lawsuit against the
Even if Clinton propositioned Jones in an Arkansas Hotel, as the
suit alleged, Judge Wright concluded it did not constitute sexual assault and
there was NO PROOF Jones suffered an repercussions on the job.
(LOCATOR: LOS ANGELES, CA)
Still, Paula Jones and her advisors are reportedly now considering
an appeal. Seen here in Los Angeles this morning... as she headed to the gym
for her workout. Jones said she had no comment at this time.
SOT/SUSAN CARPENTER-MCMILLAN, JONES LEGAL ADVISOR
'SO I THINK SHE'S GOT AN OVER 50-PERCENT CHANCE OF REVERSING THIS IN THE 8TH
COURT. I DON'T THINK IT WILL EVER GO BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT."
A CBS NEWS poll over night shows 53% of Americans believe the
Judge did the right thing by dismissing the Jones Suit. 23% thought the Judge
The President's Job approval rating still remains high at
But despite the president's victory in civil court - Special
Prosecutor Kenneth star says his investigation into the President's alleged
sexual encounter with Monica Lewinsky will go in. The question still remains
if Lewinsky was told to lie under oath about her relationship with the
SOT/KENNETH STARR, SPECIAL PROSECUTOR
'IF YOU LIE UNDER OATH, IF OU INTIMIDATE A WITNESS, IF YOU SEEK OTHERWISE TO
OBSTRUCT THE PROCESS OF JUSTICE, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO WNIS AND WHO LOSES IN
THE CIVIL CASE. WHAT MATTERS FROM THE CRIMINAL LAW'S PERSPECTIVE IS - WERE
As for Paula Jones Case - according to her advisors it's now up to
her-appeal or go home. There's a chance she may talk with reporters later
today - Byron Pitts, CBS NEWS Washington))
People may soon be required to buy at least an acre to live in most parts of Franklin County.
The rule would double the current minimum lot size, mostly in agricultural areas without public water or sewer.
Planners say half-acre lots do not leave enough room to build a backup septic system when the first one fails.
Larger lots would also preserve the county's rural character.
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((JOHN HELMS/CO. SUPERVISOR: THE COUNTY AND ALL THE LITTLE ROADS IN THE COUNTY ARE GETTING CLUTTERED UP WITH HOMES SIDE BY SIDE WITH NO ROOM TO LIVE ON. IF PEOPLE WANT TO MOVE TO A TOWN WITH A SUBDIVISION THEY CAN DO THAT.))
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But developers say people are buying the half acre lots, and will not spend the extra money for more.
They predict this proposal will kill Franklin County growth.
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((FOR YOUNG PEOPLE THAT ARE MOVING INTO THE AREA AND WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE LABOR FORCE. IF WE CAN'T PROVIDE AFFORRDABLE HOUSING THEY WON'T COME HERE, FRANKLIN COUNTY WILL BE THE LOSER.))
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The planning commission will hold a public hearing on April 14th.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll see both sides of the growing issue of smoking.
We'll see how a small local cigarette manufacturer is dealing with an uncertain future in the wake of increased regulation,
and then we'll find out what schools across the nation are doing to help teenagers make the right decisions about tobacco.
It's National Kick Butts Day and children have taken over the fight against tobacco use.
But a new study shows they are fighting a growing battle.
According to the study released by the federal government, 43 percent of high school students use some kind of tobacco product. That includes cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco.
While peer pressure remains a constant source of temptation for teens, some health experts say teenagers are more likely to be influenced by cigarette advertising.
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((THE THREE BRANDS OF CIGARETTES THAT WERE ADVERTISED THE MOST WERE THE THREE BRANDS THAT TEENS WERE MORE LIKELY TO PURCHASE AND ONE OF THOSE BRANDS WAS ADVERTISED ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY IN MAGAZINES THAT TEENS WOULD PICK UP.))
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Schools across the country, including several in Virginia, are trying to combat those influences today by holding their own anti-smoking rallies.
One Virginia cigarette maker says it NEVER targeted the teenage market, but it could still lose big if the proposed tobacco settlement passes Congress.
S&M Brands is a family-owned business in Lunenberg County, which has been making Bailey's Cigarettes for the last five years.
But a hike in the federal cigarette tax and restrictions on advertising could put them out of business.
President Steve Bailey says small companies like his are paying for the sins of Big Tobacco.
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((STEVE BAILEY/S&M BRANDS: WE DON'T MARKET OUR PRODUCTS TO TEENAGERS, WE NEVER HAVE, NEVER HAD ANY TYPE OF MARKET RESEARCH DONE TO SEE WHAT BRANDS TEENAGERS SMOKE. WE'RE JUST TRYING TO FILL A NICHE WITH PEOPLE THAT WANT TO BUY A PREMIUM- STYLE PRODUCT AT A REDUCED PRICE.))
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[OUT Q=a reduced price.]
S&M Brands produces about one hundred million cigarettes a year and sells them in Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky.
It has joined a coalition of small manufacturers lobbying Congress on the tobacco settlement.
As it gets closer to tax time, what are you going to do if you have a last-minute question about your return?
The Internal Revenue Service hopes you'll pay its office a visit.
In Roanoke, the I-R-S is going out of its way to provide service with a smile.
They say customer satisfaction has never been an issue here.
Still, they know their agency has an image problem, and they'd like that to change.
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((RICK HEFNER/INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE: WE ARE TRYING TO BE CERTAINLY MORE CUSTOMER FRIENDLY. AND TO THE EXTENT THAT ANYBODY'S INTIMIDATED OUT THERE, WE'D LIKE TO MAKE SOMEBODY'S INVOLVEMENT WITH US AS PAINLESS AND CERTAINLY AS NOT INTIMIDATING, IF WE COULD DO THAT.))
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The I-R-S is staying open on Saturdays during tax season.
And it's urging people to visit its website for taxpaying advice.
Awards are being handed out this evening for distinguished community service, and the Jaycees are behind these presentations...
News 7's own Patrick Evans is the em-cee of tonight's festivities, and he joins us from Fitzpatrick Hall at the Jefferson Center, where he will help hand out the kudos.
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It's that time of year again when bodies are bared- legs and arms come out from under the clothes they've been under all winter. Up next we'll see how
some people are using laser technology to get rid of unwanted hair-
((DR. HERBERT HARRIS/DERMATOLOGIST THIS IS SO MUCH QUICKER. WE CAN FOR INSTANCE DO THE AREA ABOVE THE UPPER LIP IN TREATMENT WITH LASER IN FIVE MINUTES WHERE WITH ELECTROLYSIS IT MIGHT TAKE TWO TO SIX HOURS. ))
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Women who suffer Heart Attacks are 50-percent more likely to die.
A new study presented to the American College of Cardiology says women are treated less urgently once the get to the hospital.
Doctors also found that women typically take an hour longer to get to the hospital.
The delay seems to occur because women are less likely to suffer the crushing chest pain that is a telling indication of a heart attack.
Heart Attacks are the number one killer of both genders.
Some folks are saying Goodbye Razor- Hello Laser.
When it comes to hair removal the laser is the newest way to go.
The Food and Drug Administration gave the epilaser the OK for hair removal just last year.
Now the procedures being done in Blacksburg.
But is it as easy at it sounds?
[SUPER=01-Dr. Herbert Harris/Dermatologist;1:39]
[OUT Q=looks really good.]
((SO WE'LL GO AHEAD AND START OFF FAIRLY LOW.
It all starts with a test. If your skin fairs well, you're ready to begin-
Put your goggles on and shave first-
Then it's time to mark your skin with red ink- a map of sorts to make sure a spot isn't missed.
The laser blinks and thumps- as each blast of light zaps the hair follicle.
SANDRA HARRIS/LASERTROLOGIST: IT DOES HEAT UP THE FOLLICLE YOU HAVE A LOT OF MOISTURE IN YOUR SKIN SO IT HEATS UP THE MOISTURE SURROUNDING YOUR FOLLICE IT'S LIKE A COOKING PROCESS.
This particular laser is directed at the pigment in the hair- so it works best on darker hair which has more melanin.
The procedure is faster than electrolysis- instead of zapping one hair at a time- it can reach ten times that amount.
But because hair grows in stages it takes more than one treatment- and it isn't pain free.
MAGGIE WELLS/PATIENT: IT'S JUST A MILD STINGING LIKE SOMONE FLICKING YOUR SKIN. IT'S TOLERABLE.
IT'S NOT JUST WOMEN BUT MEN COMING IN FOR LASER REMOVAL- MOSTLY TO GET RID OF HAIR ON THEIR BACK- BUT ALSO FOR THE NECK AND FACE- ESPECIALLY FOR MEN WITH INGROWN HAIRS AND IRRITATION.
But if you want to get rid of hair- you'll have to shell out some cash..
800 dollars for your back for the first visit- 600 for the second visit and 400 for the third.
The lower legs start at 500 for the first treatment-
Smaller areas- equal a smaller price.
The bikini line is 300 for the first visit-
The neck or chin starts at 250- The price goes down with each additional treatment.
And while the laser does remove hair, doctors cannot claim it's permanent-
It's just too new- people haven't used it long enough to make that claim.
I'M CONFIDENT IN THE FUTURE THE TECHNOLOGY WILL BE SHOWN TO BE PERMANENT.
I'VE BEEN REALLY PLEASED I'M STILL GETTING TREATMENTS THOUGH BUT SO FAR IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD.))
People with darker skin- Asians, hispanics and blacks tend to have more side affects.
They could have changes in skin color- dark or light spots- but it's only temporary and should go away in about a month.
Change is in the air for the U-V-A mens basketball team.
New head coachPete Gillen met with fans and the press today.
Here's Mike Stevens to tell us what he said.[S5-Gillen]
Welcome folks to the Thursday ticker that takes us on the road to Charlottesville where the University of
Virginia officially welcomed Pete Gillen to campus.
Roy Stanley has more with the Cavaliers' brand new head basketball coach and the man who hired him Terry Holland.
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While that was taking place in Charlottesville, Gillen's old school Providence was wasting little time in naming his successor.
Tim Welsh, who led Iona in to the NCAA tournament this past season moves on to become Providence's 5th coach in the past 12 years.
He is 37 years old.
In other NCAA coaching news, Tom Penders is reportedly on his way out as the head coach at the University of Texas. He is the winningest coach in school history and he has four years left on his current contract. The school plans to settle with him for $1 million.
Clemson coach Rick Barnes has been mentioned as a possible candidate for this job.
Coming up at six, I'll tell you how you can get watch tonight's WCW action on your computer.
Plus, already this afternoon the Pirates have beaten the Expos 4-to-3, and the Cubs have nipped the Marlins 8-to-7.
Have a safe night everybody.
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Good afternoon I'm Joe Dashiell. Coming up on News 7 at Six... we'll catch up with Roanoke Police Chief Joe Gaskins.
Less than two weeks into his new job... Gaskins is delivering on his promise to become involved in the community.
Today, he's raising money for the Virginia Baptist Children's Home waiting tables at the Valley View Applebees.
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I'll have more from Chief Gaskins Jean...
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Coming up on News 7 at Six...
Sesame street isn't the only way some kids in Southwest Virginia are learning their ABC's and 1-2-3's in another language.
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((SIMON SAYS JUMP IN ONE PLACE....GOOD JOB. ))
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Students at Gladeville Elementary in Carroll County are learning to speak spanish with the help of a Latin American journalist.
Paola (Pie-OH-la) Monteros arrived in December as an exchange student from Argentina.
Gladeville is the first school in the state to take part in the Amity Scholar program.
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((WHAT'S THE HARDEST WORD IN SPANISH FOR YOU TO REMEMBER? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? JORDYN LAMB/SECOND GRADER: CROCODILE.
PAOLA MONTEROS/EXCHANGE TEACHER: THE CHILDREN ARE VERY VERY NICE PEOPLE, I NEVER, NEVER TEACH OR I NEVER WAS IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE CHILDREN, I THINK IT'S BEEN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE FOR ME.))
[SUPER=01-Jordyn Lamb/Second Grader; :00 VERY VERY quick!!]
[SUPER=01-Paola Monteros/Exchange Teacher; :08]
[OUT Q=for me.]
The exchange program isn't costing the school system a dime--
A local bank, the P-T-O and Ruritan club are picking up the tab.
Monteros hopes to stay in America-- if she can land a job in journalism.