Today on News 7 at 5, more politicians call on President Clinton to resign.
And we'll see if area schools and libraries are letting children access the explicit Starr Report.
Temperature is rising, ozone levels are unhealthy, what's next? Forecast details ahead.
In medical news --
The cost of health care is expected to double in the next decade.
And the crash test dummies Vince and Larry are expanding their family.
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Business as usual for President Clinton- as he dodges questions about the Ken Starr report.
While Clinton kept the focus on the economy- Ken Starr's report took center stage at the Capitol.
Two more republicans in Congress are calling for the President to resign.
Jonathan Freed is following today's developments from Washington.
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Is your child reading the details of President Clinton's sex life in school?
Ken Starr's report on President Clinton is available at a number of computer internet websites, including WDBJ's.
Franklin County has barred its students from accessing the report on school computers.
But at Salem High School, government classes are discussing its implications.
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The report is available on Patrick Henry High School computers, although students are not supposed to use them unsupervised.
BUT any child can access the internet at the Roanoke Public Library, for example, where the Starr report is not filtered out.
Opponents of the Home Depot rezoning are gathering tonight to plot their strategy.
Joe Dashiell is at the Brambleton Center with a preview.
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With the return of hot weather, many school systems are closing early tomorrow.
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Still to come on News 7 at 5--firefighters in Danville say they're owed 12 years of overtime.
And former Alabama Governor and Presidential candidate George Wallace passes away at the age of 79.
The former Alabama Governor known for his challenges to segregation has died.
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George Wallace vowed to fight for segregation during his 1963 inaugural addresss.
He blocked enrollment of two black students at the University of Alabama.
But in 1972- a bullet left Wallace paralyzed- changing his political outlook- He then campaigned for both black and white votes- and said he was wrong about segregation.
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Wallace was 79.
Attorney General Mark Early says passing new laws won't necessarily stop the problem of youth violence.
He's holding a public meeting on the subject tonight in Roanoke.
Eric Earnhart is there with details.
Jean the meeting is just now getting underway here at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood, but the Attorney General arrived in Roanoke this morning, on a fact finding mission of sorts...
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Earley went to the front lines in the fight against youth violence... touring Roanoke's Juvenile Detention Center... he got an earful, in more ways than one... the tour was disrupted at one point by one rowdy inmate shouting four-letter words...
Earley than sat down with three other teens... and talked with them about the path that led them to jail...
He says it was a familiar story.
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((MARK EARLEY/ATTORNEY GENERAL; NONE OF THOSE THREE JUVENILES THAT A TALKED WITH TODAY CAME FROM FUNCTIONAL FAMILIES. NONE OF THEM HAD A FATHER WHO WAS PRESENT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY IN A HOME AND THAT'S A VERY DISTURBING TREND. I THINK IT'S ONE PROBLEM EVERYBODY REALIZES IS AT THE ROOT OF ALL THIS, BUT IT WAS AGAIN CONFIRMED TODAY.))
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Early says its a problem that can't necessarily be solved with legislation, but has to be delt with at the neighborhood level.
That's what this summit meeting is about...
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They'll be experts on the subject of youth crime speaking here at 6:00, then from 7 to 8, members of the public will have a chance to share their stories and ideas.
The city of Danville is being sued by 83-of its firefighters.
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The case is being argued this week in federal court.
At issue-- whether firefighters should be paid for their meal breaks.
The city says meal breaks are personal time.
But since firefighters can't leave the station during those breaks and must respond to emergency calls, the firefighters say they are essentially on-duty.
If the firefighters win the suit, the city would have to pay back overtime pay from 1986.
The civil trial is expected to last three days.
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Up next--with school underway, parents across the region are wrestling with just what to pack in their children's lunches.
Patrick Evans is standing by with some advice on how to keep thoses lunches both nutritious and delicous.
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With school back in session, you AND your children may find it difficult to pack lunches that are both tasty and healthy.
Patrick Evans has enlisted some help from the Lewis-Gale Health Management Center, and is here to tell us more.
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Coming up in Sports, we'll hear what the Cavaliers thought of this weekend's win.
and next on Health Check --
The government is urging car makers to redesign air bags.
Plus -- We'll tell you what the leading cause of children staying home from school sick is and how you can prevent it.
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The Federal Government is trying again to set safety
standards for airbags.
Air bags have saved some three-thousand lives, but they're also blamed for over a hundred deaths, mostly children.
Lee Cowen has more from Washington.
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THEY TAKE IT ON THE CHIN, THE HEAD, THE SIDE--
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THE GUT - ALL TO MAKE OUR CARS A LITTLE SAFER PLACE TO BE. BUT
AS MUCH AS CRASH DUMMIES HAVE DONE, THE GOVERNMENT WANTS THEM TO DO MORE
- FOR ONE SIMPLE REASON:
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"To maximize the benefits of airbags, and minimize their risk."
IN SHORT, TO HELP AUTOMAKERS GIVE AIR BAGS A BRAIN.
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ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE SAVED THOUSANDS OF LIVES, AIR BAGS HAVE ALSO
KILLED MORE THAN A HUNDRED SINCE 1990.
MOST OF THE VICTIMS WERE SMALLER AND LIGHTER THAN THE TYPICAL
CRASH TEST DUMMY.
SO THE GOVERNMENT IS PROPOSING GIVING DUMMIES A FAMILY --
REPRESENTING EVERYONE FROM AN INFANT, TO AN ADULT-- THE `CLEAVERS' IN A
SENSE, IN THE CRASH DUMMY NEIBHORHOOD.
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"The enhanced dummy criteria will, we believe, mean that there will be
better designs because those new criteria better represent what happens
to real people."
THE TESTS THEMSELVES WOULD BE DIFFERENT AS WELL - THERE WOULD
MORE OF THEM, AND INCLUDE TESTING DUMMIES N PLACES WHERE THEY AREN'T
SUPPOSED TO BE, LIKE CHILDREN WHO ARE SEATED TOO CLOSE TO THE DASHBOARD
INSTEAD OF IN THE BACK SEAT.
AND THE INJURY CRITERIA WOULD BE HIGHER TOO - TO BETTER
REPRESENT HUMAN TOLERANCES, NOT THAT OF A PLASTIC ARM OR LEG.
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"All of it is meant to raise the bar for auto makers, some of whom have
already invested heavily in advanced air bag technology. If adopted, the
new certification guidelines could save an additional 400 lives a year,
even if it's putting a lot more dummies to work. Lee Cowan, CBS News,
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A trip to the doctor is expected to cost twice as much in the next decade.
Two trillion dollars is how much the United States will be spending on health care by the year 2007 (Two thousand seven).
New government projections out today show bills are going to start rising this year.
Experts say medical expenses are increasing partly because employers have bottomed out in their search for cheap health care plans.
And H-M-Os, which have been working off tiny profit margins, are
going to have to change that, if they expect to stay in business.
There's also another simple explanation: new-and-improved
medical technology is more expensive.
Asthma is the leading cause of absenteeism in schools today.
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Experts say a plan of action can prevent children with the illness from missing class.
But to keep asthma under control and feel more comfortable sending children to school- it takes preparation and organization.
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((KATHY POND/REGISTERED NURSE: IF WE'RE SENDING TO SCHOOL AS ASTHMA ACTION PLAN WE'RE SAYING TO THE SCHOOL THIS IS WHAT WE WANT YOU TO DO IF THE CHILD HAS THESE PARTICULAR SYMPTOMS THIS IS THE WAY THAT WE WANT YOU TO TREAT THOSE SYMPTOMS SO EVERYONE KNOWS AHEAD OF TIME IF THE CHILD HAS SYMPTOMS WHAT THE EMERGENCY PLAN IS.))
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Health officials recommend parents meet with the school at the beginning of the year so they can go over the asthma action plan- find where medications are kept, who's responsible, and where does a sick child go for care.
In sports, the Washington Redskins are getting readyfor tonight's home opener.
But they're going to do it without some big names, here's Mike Stevens.[S5-UVA]
This Saturday the 10th ranked Virginia Cavaliers will battle ACC rival, Clemson, at Scott Stadium.
Steve Mason checks in with the two and OH Wahoos on their weekly media day.
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In about two and a half hours, the Redskins will kick off their home opener at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium against the San Francisco 49ers.
Both Gus Frerotte and Jeff Hostetler will be on the sideline at less than 100 percent, leaving the offense in the hands of Trent Green.
Tonight's game will mark his first NFl start.
Some other teams are also looking to backups these datys.
Troy Aikman has a broken collarbone and could miss two months.
John Elway is out indefinitely with a pulled hamstring.
The Vikings Brad Johnson has a broken leg and he will no doubt miss at least half of the season.
Plus, the Packers found out this moring that Dorsey Levens sprained ankle is actually fractured.
He's out 4 to-6 weeks.
In all, 11 of the 30 starters in the league have gone down in the first two weeks.
Much more coming up at six, including a chat with NBA star Johnny Newman who was back home in Danville today.
Have a good night everybody.
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Somebody could be holding a 20-million dollar Virginia Lottery ticket and not even realize it.
Or maybe they just lost the ticket or threw it away with realizing what it was worth.
State lottery officials say the winning lotto ticket was purchased August first at a Newport News convenience store.
Whoever bought the 20-million ticket has until February 1st to claim the winnings.