Next on News 7 at 5, Ken Starr wins a victory in his investigation of the President.
and it's a day of Thanksgiving in Florida as more people are allowed to return to their homes.
Tonight on health check -- A setback for a group of doctors who want to build an eye surgery center in Roanoke.
And how can sleeping on the job make you more productive?
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A victory today for Kenneth Starr- a court rules the secret service will have fewer secrets.
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
A federal appeals court today says secret service agents must testify before a grand jury in the Monica Lewinsky case.
Drew Levinson has more on the ruling from Washington.
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(( AN APPEALS COURT RULING MEANS THREE SECRET SERVICE EMPLOYEES MUST TELL
A GRAND JURY IN THE MONICA LEWINSKY INVESTIGATION WHAT THEY OBSERVED
WHILE GUARDING THE PRESIDENT.
THE THREE JUDGE PANEL REJECTED THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION'S ARGUMENTS TO
CREATE SPECIAL LEGAL STATUS FOR PRESIDENTIAL BODYGUARDS THAT WOULD KEEP
THEM FROM GIVING EVIDENCE IN THE WHITE HOUSE SEX SCANDAL INVESTIGATION.
IN ITS DECISION THE COURT SAID-"WE LEAVE TO CONGRESS THE
QUESTION OF WHETHER A PROTECTIVE FUNCTION IS APPROPRIATE IN ORDER TO
ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE PRESIDENT."
MEANWHILE... AS LINDA TRIPP TESTIFIED BEFORE KEN STARR'S FEDERAL
GRAND JURY FOR A THIRD DAY-THE MARYLAND STATE prosecutor INTIATED A
GRAND JURY PROBE OF HIS OWN.
STEPHEN MONTANARELLI WANTS TO KNOW IF TRIPP KNEW SHE WAS BREAKING
STATE LAW WHEN SHE SECRETLY TAPED TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS WITH LEWINSKY.
...A TALL ORDER AS MONTANARELLI EXPLAINED IN FEBRUARY.
FROM FEB 11 1998/ STEPHEN ,MONTANARELLI/MD. STATE PROSECUTOR:
we have to prove the taper knew the law
TRIPP LIVES IN MARYLAND AND THAT'S WHERE SHE RECORDED 20 HOURS OF PHONE
CALLS WITH LEWINSKY-CALLS IN WHICH THE FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN
reportedly CONFIDED AN ALLEGED SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH PRESIDENT
TRIPP THROUGH HER ATTORNEY REACTED TO THE DECISION.
ANTHONY ZACCAGNINI/TRIPP ATTORNEY: they timed it to do this as i was in front of the grand jury.
TRIPP'S ATTORNEYS CLAIM THE PENTAGON EMPLOYEE DIDN'T REALIZE
MARYLAND LAW BARRED SECRETLY TAPE-RECORDED PHONE CALLS. IT WAS NEW YORK
BOOK AGENT LUCIANNE GOLDBERG WHO SUGGESTED TRIPP
RECORD THE CALLS WITH LEWINSKY...AND ADVISED HER IT WAS OK TO TAPE IN
MARYLAND, BUT ADDED HER ADVISORS WERE THINKING FEDERAL RATHER THAN STATE
THE STATE PROBE WILL TECHNICALLY HAVE LITTLE OR NO EFFECT ON THE
FEDERAL CASE. BUT IF TRIPP IS FOUND GUILTY OF BREAKING THIS LAW IT IS
YET ANOTHER BLACK EYE FOR KEN STARR.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
A member of a road paving crew in Lynchburg was killed today when he was run over by one of his own trucks.
It happened around 3 near the intersection of Old Forest and Wigging-ton Roads.
Police say 35-year old Anthony Clark was raking asphalt in front of a paving truck when it ran over him.
Clark was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where he died of multiple injuries.
Police are still investigating.
A day of thanks in Florida-
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The Governor who has spent the past six weeks watching his state go up in flames- today visited firefighters expressing his gratitude.
((LAWTON CHILES/FLORIDA GOVERNOR: AND I WANT TO TELL YOU WHEN YOUR STATE GETS IN TROUBLE YOU CAN CALL ON FLORIDA. YOU JUST LET US KNOW WE'RE GONNA BE THERE. WE'RE GONNA HELP YOU WE THANK YOU EVERLASTINGLY FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND THE TREMENDOUS EFFORT YOU'VE GIVEN US.))
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16 thousand acres are still ablaze in Florida and thousands more continue to smoulder.
But many residents were allowed back in their homes.
While some were sparred. Many found charred debris and burned out shells where their homes used to be.
A Lynchburg company is lending its expertise to the battle against the Florida wildfires.
Pyrocool Technologies has developed a chemical that, when added to water, turns into a heat-reducing foam used to attack fires.
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In this video, Pyrocool helped extinguish an oil tanker fire in about twelve MINUTES.
The company has shipped 150 gallons of its product to Florida to help the firefighting efforts there.
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((MIKE HAGAR/PYROCOOL TECHNOLOGIES: THE BIGGEST THING YOU'LL SEE IS WHEN YOU SWEEP A FIRE THAT'S BEEN TREATED WITH PYROCOOL IS YOU'LL GET AN INSTANT KNOCKDOWN AND YOU WON'T GET ANY REKINDLE, THE FLAMES GENERALLY WON'T PICK BACK UP.))
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[OUT Q=pick back up.]
Pyrocool's owners are now marketing their product around the world.
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((ROBERT TINSLEY/PYROCOOL TECHNOLOGIES: NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD IS IMMUNE FROM THAT TYPE OF RISK, SO IT'S JUST AN UNUSUAL PRODUCT THAT YOU COULD SELL IN AFGHANISTAN JUST THE SAME AS YOU COULD USE HERE IN THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG.))
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[OUT Q=city of Lynchburg.]
Tinsley says a line of home products will be on the market in about two months.
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(toss to Robin)
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Up next on News 7, Virginia deals with its first week of the new Megan's law. We'll have a live report.
and a little later, we'll meet a woman who wants to make the SMALL time as a piano player.
In Health News, inner city emergency rooms find an alarming number of children are testing positive for cocaine.
There's more news 7, stay with us.
Megan's Law is one week old in Virginia.
But so far, NO average citizens have taken advantage of the rights the new law provides.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with a full update on how it works.
Jean, the Virginia State Police have maintained a sex offender registry since 1994.
That list of names has been the domain of law enforcement, schools, and child care providers.
But as of July first, anyone can check it out.
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(( There is a July 12th deadline for every one of Virginia's six thousand some sex offenders to submit fingerprints and photos to the State Police.
The data are then available from state police computers to any one at all-- one request at a time.
((CAPT. LEWIS VASS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: THEY MUST LIST THE INDIVIDUAL'S NAME AND AS MUCH INFORMATION AS THEY CAN ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL, ESPECIALLY AN ADDRESS. OR IF THEY HAVE ANY OTHER DEMOGRAPHICS, IF THEY HAPPEN TO KNOW THE DATE OF BIRTH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, SO THAT WE CAN GIVE THEM THE BEST POSSIBLE INFORMATION IN RETURN.))
Florida and a handful of other states list convicted sexual predators on a web site.
Virginia will have one in January.
At that point, the police say zip code searches of your neighborhood will probably be possible.
It's an extra step NOT required by the federal legislation -- a law inspired by seven year old Megan Kanka-- raped and abducted by a twice convicted molestor in New Jersey in 1994.))
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Again, a reminder: you can't just request a list of sex offenders who may live near you now.
You need a specific name.
And it's NOT free.
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Each request costs 15 dollars for the police to process.
Jean: How do you make the requests?
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Motorcycle lovers have plenty of reasons to celebrate this week. It's the 95th anniversary of the Harley. Patrick Evans is standing by in HOG heaven.
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Harley Davidson, and the bikes known as "hogs" celebrate 95 years of cruising America's highways.
The Roanoke Valley Harley dealers are helping to celebrate with a wire-wheeled, chrome covered exhibit honoring the grand-daddy of road warriors.
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Coming up in Sports, the sluggers of the American and National Leagues prepare to tee off in Coors Field.
On Healthcheck, a new survey finds a startling number of inner city children are exposed to cocaine,
and we'll meet a group of people who say it's good for workers to lay down on the job.
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((THERE ARE VERY EXCELLENT BENEFITS TO TAKING A VERY BRIEF NAP BECAUSE YOU CAN PERFORM BETTER. IT DOE IMPROVE YOUR ALERTNESS.))
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In a survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 37% of the respondents report being so sleepy during the day t
hat it interferes with their daily activities.[5-Vistar]
There's a setback tonight for a group of Roanoke Valley doctors who want to open an independent eye surgery center.
A division of the state department of health is opposing the doctors, who work at Vistar Eye Center.
Vistar doctors currently perform eye surgery at Carilion Community Hospital in Roanoke and Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem.
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In May, the doctors won approval from a local board to open their own surgery center.
But today, the state overruled the board, saying it would cost the hospitals too much money if the doctors started performing surgeries somewhere else.
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((DR. JOHN WOOD/VISTAR EYE CENTER:WHILE THE LOSS OF SURGERY TO THE INDEPENDENT CENTER MAY COST THE HOSPITALS MONEY, THE ACTUAL PROFIT THEY MIGHT LOSE HAS NEVER BEEN DETERMINED.))
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The doctors said patients would pay much less at an independent center.
The doctors have not decided if they'll appeal the state recommendation.
A new study conducted by Yale University says more than a third of the babies brought to inner-city emergency rooms tested positive for cocaine.
Researchers believe they were most likely exposed to smoke from crack users.
Doctors say repeated exposure can cause children to grow up with respiratory and other health problems.
Taking a nap at work is an appealing thought, but most of us would never dream of it.
It would seem like the quickest way to the unemployment line.
But believe it or not some companies actually encourage it.
Julie Chen has more on Power Naps.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Joyce Walsleben/NYU Sleep Disorder Center; 1:20]
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In Sports news, a former Jet is heading to the Bengals,
Here with that and news of tonight's All Star Game is Mike Stevens.[S5-Derby]
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Good afternoon. It's time for the ticker and the talk tonight is of the All Star Game festivities.
Ken Griffey Jr, slugged it out with Cleveland's Jim Thome and won yesterday's Home Run Derby.
The Seattle slugger hadn't planned to enter the hitting contest but after being booed during batting practice for tonight's All Star Game, Griffey decided to give it a go.
Junior has 35 dingers on the season.
St. Louis' Mark McGwire, who has 37 home runs so far this season didn't make it past the first round.
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Tonight's all star game at Coor's field could be one full of home runs.
The field ranked number one in long balls in both '96 and 97.
And two of the three players chasing Roger Maris' the all-time home run record are starting tonight's game--that's McGwire and Griffey.
Cubs right fielder, Sammy Sosa, who has 33 homers, is sitting out the game to rest a sore shoulder.
The challenge will be on the pitchers.
Braves right hander Greg Maddux gets the nod for the Nationals league.
Yankee south-paw David Wells is starting on the mound for the American League.[S5-Stuff]
Yet another member of the Earnhardt family is ready to make the move into the Busch Grand National series.
Kerry Earnhardt, Dale oldest son by his first wife, will try to make his first Busch race this Saturday in the Myrtle Beach 250.
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The former late model rookie of the year is a splitting image of his dad, at least off the track.
At 28 he is just making his Busch debut, but he will have a good car as he fills in for Kevin Lepage in the ChannelLock Chevrolet.
Ironically, Kerry's half brother, Dale Earnhardt Jr. made his Busch debut in this same race two years ago.
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In Daytona, the Governor of Florida Lawton Chiles visited the speedway today check out the efforts of the national guardsman who are stationed at the track's make shift barracks until the state's wildfires are completely squelched.
Chiles signed one of many thank you posters to the fireman that are being passed around the state.
And the Cincinnati Bengals are close to signing veteran quarterback Neil O'Donnell.
The eight year veteran was cut by the Jets last month and the Bengals want him to battle Jeff Blake for the team's staring spot.
Coming up at six, Steve Mason has the story of some area soccer players who are on their way to Europe.
Take care everybody.
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There are very few concert pianists who carry a piano with them around the world, but one artist says she carries SEVERAL.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]
That's because Margaret Leng Tan doesn't play a large concert piano.
Her specialty is toy pianos and her talent has brought her international attention.
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((piano music for five seconds.))
((MARGARET LENG TAN/TOY PIANO PLAYER: I GOT A LOVELY LETTER FROM MR. SHULTZ AND HE SAYS I'M VERY FLATTERED YOU JOINED SCHROEDER AS ONE OF THE GREAT TOY PIANISTS OF ALL TIME.))
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Piano music has always been a part of Margaret's life.
After receiving a scholarship from the Juilliard School of Music at age 16 -- she went on to become the first woman to receive a doctorate degree from the school.
She began playing only Grand pianos -- it was the death of her mentor John Cage that sparked her passion for toy pianos.
Margaret also plays several other toy instruments --
she has released a CD of her music which includes a piano-accordian duet.