[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The vote was strictly along party lines.
The House Judiciary Committee has approved an open-ended impeachment inquiry of the president.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A man suspected of abducting his malnourished 21-month-old son from a Utah hospital has been caught and the boy is now safe in a hospital.

[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


Welcome to News 7 Mornin', I'm Melanie Moon.
As expected, the House Judiciary Committee has voted to start an impeachment inquiry of President Clinton.
Lee Cowan has the latest from Washington.
[Live=Lee Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Barr/(R) Georgia; :14]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee/(D) Texas; :28]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bill McCollum/(R) Florida; :48]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Robert Wexler/(D) Florida; :56]
[SUPER=01-David Schippers/Republican Counsel; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Abbe Lowell/Democratic Counsel; 1:39]
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[Live=Lee Full/Newspath]
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((AFTER HOURS OF DEBATE, THE DAY ENDED THE WAY EVERYONE KNEW IT WOULD. REPUBLICANS INT HE MAJORITY HAD THEIR WAY. IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS SHOULD PROCEED, NO HOLDS BARRED. (( SUPER: Rep. Bob Barr/R-GA)) (( SUPER: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee/D-TX)) IT HAD BEEN A DAY OF SMOLDERING PARTISAN FIRES THAT SENT UP CLOUDS OF RHETORIC A MILE HIGH.
(( SUPER: REP. BILL MCCOLLUM//R-FL )) (( SOT 10:02:32))
"I don't know --- removal from office."
(( SUPER: REP. ROBERT WEXLER//D-FL )) (( SOT 11:52:11 ))

"For more than - future presidents?" REPUBLICANS EVEN CAME UP WITH MORE POTENTIALLY IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES AGAINST THE PRESIDENT 15 INSTEAD OF KEN STARR'S 11 - WHICH IN THEIR WORDS:
(( SUPER: DAVID SCHIPPERS//REPUBLICAN COUNSEL )) (( SOT 13:46:55 ))
"could, could constitute --- impeachment inquiry."

FOR THE DEMOCRAT'S PART, THEIR CHIEF INVESTIGATOR SAYS REGARDLESS OF THE LAUNDRY LIST OF ACCUSATIONS, NONE OF THEM, TOGETHER OR SEPARATE, MEETS THE STANDARD OF AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE. AND ARGUED THE RULES PROPOSAL HAD BEEN TURNED ON ITS HEAD.
(( SUPERS: ABBE LOWELL//DEMOCRATIC COUNSEL )) (( SOT 14:35:23 ))

"The process thus far - to an impeachable offense."))

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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-66]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Carilion Community Hospital employees and patients escaped injury yesterday when a fire started in a ground floor boiler room. The hospital was left partly in the dark last night because the transformer that caught fire was too heavily damaged to turn back on. David Johnson has more.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Beth Myer-Baldwin/Carilion Spokeswoman; :20]
[SUPER=01-Dr. William Pasley/Surgeon; :48]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:30]
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(( The fire began in a boiler room on the ground floor of the east wing. Before the smoke could make its way through the hospital, officials had evacuated the first and second floor. Smoke rose from the ground level up to the tenth floor. Where the blaze started is what caused problems for firefighters from the start.
[SOT=19:00:03]
[IN Q=WHAT WAS DIFFICULT]

((BETH MYER-BALDWIN/CARILION SPOKESWOMAN; WHAT WAS DIFFICULT FOR THEM IN THE BEGINNING WAS WHERE THE FIRE STARTED IN THE BOILER ROOM. THE CENTER HAS LOTS OF ELECTRICITY THERE SO IT WAS VERY DANGEROUS FOR PEOPLE FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO GO IN AND START PUTTING OUT THE FIRE.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=OUT THE FIRE.]

Once A-E-P cut off the power, the fire was quickly extinguished. Dr. William Pasley was one of nearly 60 employees and 10 patients evacuated. The physician says he's never seen anything like it in his 24 years.
[SOT=16:55:02]
[IN Q=THEY JUST TRIED]

((DR. WILLIAM PASLEY/HOSPITAL SURGEON; THEY JUST TRIED TO KEEP US NOTIFIED ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON. THEY STARTED GETTING EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE SO THAT IF WE HAD TO GET THE PATIENTS THAT WERE STILL BEING OPERATED ON OUT, THEN WE COULD DO THE BEST JOB THAT WE POSSIBLY COULD.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=POSSIBLY COULD.]

No one was injured in the fire and emergency crews were on hand to care for those who needed it. Hospital officials say it's been some time since something of this magnitude has happened at the hospital.
[SOT=21:43:32]
[IN Q=THERE HAVE BEEN]

((MYER-BALDWIN; THERE HAVE BEEN ISOLATED HERE AND THERE INCIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS OF A PATIENT SMOKING IN BED AND CATCHING THE LINENS ON FIRE. THOSE HAVE BEEN PUT OUT RIGHT AWAY. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO A FIRE OF THIS NATURE, IT HASN'T HAPPENED IN RECENT HISTORY.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=IN RECENT HISTORY.]

[STAND-UP/23:16:39] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; ABOUT HALF OF THE HOSPITAL'S ELECTRICITY WAS PROVIDED BY GENERATORS LAST NIGHT. HOSPITAL OFFICIALS HOPE TO HAVE FULL POWER RESTORED SOMETIME TODAY. AND THE EMERGENCY ROOM, WHICH WAS CLOSED LATE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AND THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT, SHOULD BE REOPENED SOMETIME TODAY. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.))

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-52 TC1:37:04]
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An autopsy has confirmed the body found in Bedford County is 26-year-old Robert Philip Turner.
He's the Shenandoah County resident police say stole a car, kidnapped his girlfriend, ditched the car in Bedford County, then killed himself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


A dog dragged home Turner's skull last week.
His remains were in the woods near Moneta.
That's the same place police found the stolen car.
It's also where Turner apparently overdosed on pills he stole from his mother.
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[SOT 10 42 13]
[IN Q=the mother]

((LT. RICKY GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: THE MOTHER HAS INFORMED US THAT SHE FOUND SOME OF HER MEDICINES MISSING FROM HER APARTMENT, SO WE FEEL LIKE THERE'S PROBABLY A HIGH POSSIBILITY OR HIGH PROBABILITY THAT THIS INDIVIDUAL DIED AS A RESULT OF AN OVERDOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Office;]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[VO-NAT]


Turner was identified from dental records.
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[5-Autopsy-Result]


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[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#598-31 1:24:15]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Autopsy results are in for a man found murdered Sunday in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Sunday;]


A medical examiner in Roanoke says 51-year old Elliott Jefferies was fatally shot the chest.
He was also shot in the legs.
Jeffries' body was discovered in a bed inside his Slade Street home Sunday afternoon.
At this time, Danville police say they do NOT have a suspect in the murder.
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[School-Closed]


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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


We have one school closing to tell you about this morning.
Chilhowie Elementary in Smyth County will be closed today because of some water line problems.
That's Chilhowie Elementary only.


[BABY-FOUND]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The massive hunt for a Utah man accused of kidnapping his malnourished son, is over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Billings, MT;]

[4:10:50-father being taken away]
Christopher Fink and his family were located yesterday in a remote area of Montana.
Fink and his wife had been wanted for taking their 21 month old son David out of a Utah hospital last month.
His parents claimed he was the Christ Child and feed him a diet of only lettuce and watermelon.
He weighed only 16 pounds.
This morning his mother is also hospitalized after giving birth to a second son.
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[SOT]

[4:09;58]
[IN Q=]

((WE CAN TELL YOU THE CONDITION OF BOTH CHILDREN IS SATISFACTORY, I CAN TELL YOU THE CHILDREN ARE BEING WELL CARED FOR. ))
[SUPER=01-Lionel Tapia/St. Vincent's Hospital;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=WELL CARED FOR.]
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[VO-NAT]


Christopher Fink has been charged with kidnapping.
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[1-Sports]


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[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, undefeated William Byrd and Salem sit atop the Girls 2-A basketball poll.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Mattie Cassidy/American Red Cross;]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Fire Prevention))

[E-Rehab-House]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-62 1:24:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A proposed halfway house for federal prisoners in Franklin County may be headed to the state supreme court.
Tina Tenret has more.
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[IN Q=16 low risk]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gladys Robertson/Neighbor; :16]
[SUPER=01-Helen Wilson/Neighbor; :23]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :51]
[SUPER=01-Tim Krawczel/Planning Director; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]

(( 16 low-risk, non-violent federal offenders would live in this house on Route 40 West, if a company called Bannum has its way.
House residents would be free to come and go as they please.
Neighbors don't like it.
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[SOT 17:29:05]
[IN Q=I think]

((GLADYS ROBERTSON: I THINK IT'S AWFUL. AWFUL. I'M AFRAID AT NIGHT. I'LL BE AFRAID IN THE DAYTIME.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=afraid in the daytime]
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[SOT 18:17:43]
[IN Q=We have two]

((HELEN WILSON/NEIGHBOR: WE HAVE TWO CHILDREN, AN 8-YEAR-OLD AND A 17-YEAR-OLD. THE EIGHT-YEAR-OLD GOES DOWN TO THE DRIVEWAY AND GETS ON THE BUS. WE WOULD DISCONTINUE THAT.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=DISCONTINUE THAT]


Jimmie Boone owns the house.
He refused to appear on camera but says he's seen successful rehab houses.
Boone's own brother lives next door and he opposes it -- saying this is a family community.
And the sheriff says this road is already too busy for a halfway house.
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[SOT 18:31:18]
[IN Q=for now]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: FOR NOW, RESIDENTS HAVE NO SAY IN WHETHER THIS BECOMES A HALFWAY HOUSE. THAT'S BECAUSE A FRANKLIN COUNTY JUDGE SAID BANNUM COULD GO AHEAD AND MOVE IN WITHOUT A PUBLIC MEETING.)) [RUNS:11]
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Judge William Alexander ruled a halfway house is NOT a public facility and does not need approval from the Franklin County planning commission.
The planning director disagrees.
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[SOT 15:46:03]
[IN Q=They should]

((TIM KRAWCZEL/PLANNING DIRECTOR: THEY SHOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS. CERTAINLY THE IMPACT THAT PUBLIC USES CAN HAVE IN A COUNTY IS GREAT OR GREATER THAN A PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATIVE.)) [RUNS:15]
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The county attorney has filed an appeal with the State Supreme Court -- in the meantime Bannum can start building the halfway house .
Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County.))





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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-61 1:01:23]
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Ten months after fire scorched them, the walls of three burned out apartment buildings in Danville are coming down.


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[VO-NAT]


A demolition crew got to work yesterday at the Cabin Lake Apartments in Danville.
It is expected to take about a month to finish the work.
Last Thanksgiving, the apartment went up in flames.
Danville fire investigators were never able to determine the cause.
Nearly 100-former tenants are suing the owners and operators of the Cabin Lake complex.
There are NO plans to rebuild the apartments.
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[5-Municipal-League]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=598-23 1:32:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The car tax plan, downtown development, and the year 2000-bug are on the agenda for the Virginia Municipal League.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City leaders from all over the state will spend three days sharing coffee and ideas at the League's annual conference at the Hotel Roanoke.
Pulaski Vice Mayor Betty Steger(stegger) came looking for ways to boost tourism.
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[SOT 2:54:15]
[IN Q=thos of us who]

((BETTY STEGER/PULASKI VICE MAYOR; THOSE OF US WHO ARE A LITTLE BIT OFF THE INTERSTATE HAVE TO WORK HARDER, WE HAVE TO ENTICE PEOPLE TO COME INTO OUR TOWN, WE HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO SHOW THEM, SOMETHING TO DO WITH THEM, SO I THINK WE DO HAVE TO WORK HARDER BECAUSE WE'RE NOT ON THE INTERSTATE, THEY DON'T DRIVE ANYWHERE CLOSE TO US.))
[SUPER=01-Betty Steger/Pulaski Vice Mayor;]
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[VO-NAT]


Steger says communities such as her's need to work together to compete with larger cities.
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[2-School-Closed]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


Some kids in Smyth County will get the day off.
Chilhowie Elementary in Smyth County will be closed today because of some water line problems.
That's Chilhowie Elementary only.


[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, a new link between cocaine and behavioral problems in children.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( GOOD MORNING.
A NEW STUDY SAYS THE CHANCES ARE PRETTY GOOD THAT A WOMAN WHO USES COCAINE DURING PREGNANCY... WILL HAVE A CHILD WITH LONG-TERM BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS.
VT=VO

((vo))
A GROUP OF FIRST-GRADE TEACHERS WAS ASKED TO RATE THEIR STUDENTS ON ISSUES RANGING FROM HYPERACTIVITY TO DISORGANIZATION.
THE STUDY FOUND THAT THE CHILDREN WHO WERE EXPOSED TO COCAINE GAVE THE MOST TROUBLE.
BUT RESEARCHERS SAY THE REPORT FAILED TO CONSIDER OTHER FACTORS SUCH AS PROBLEMS AT HOME.
THE FINDINGS WERE PUBLISHED IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL, PEDIATRICS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
THERE MAY BE AN EASY WAY FOR CHILDREN TO AVOID THOSE PAINFUL EAR INFECTIONS--
AND IT'S A SOLUTION YOUR KIDS PROBABLY WILL LIKE.
ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS IN FINLAND... YOUNGSTERS WHO CHEWED GUM CONTAINING THE SWEETNER, XYLITOL, HAD A 40-PERCENT LOWER CHANCE OF GETTING EAR INFECTIONS.
THE STUDY FOUND THAT SYRUPS MADE FROM XYLITOL WERE ALSO EFFECTIVE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND THERE'S GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS CONCERNING KIDS AND NUTRITION...
THE GOOD NEWS: CHILDREN ARE GETTING THEIR DAILY VITAMINS AND MINERALS BY EATING COLD BREAKFAST CEREALS.
BUT THAT'S ALSO THE BAD NEWS!
A GOVERNMENT STUDY FOUND THAT FORTIFIED CEREALS ARE NOW REPLACING VITAMIN-RICH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES... AS THE MAIN SOURCE OF NUTRITION IN KIDS' DIETS.
EXPERTS SAY MOST OF THESE CEREALS ARE POOR SUBSTITUTES BECAUSE THEY LACK FIBER AND OTHER NECESSARY CANCER-FIGHTING AGENTS.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))

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[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
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[Melanie on On-Record Set]
Folks in Bedford are still trying to get over the arrest of two Liberty high school students, charged with the murder of a classmate.
I'm joined by John Eggleston, the assistant Vice-Principal at Liberty High School.
[SUPER=01-John Eggleston/Liberty High School;]


John, you have some events planned for tomorrow afternoon, what are they?
What do you hope to accomplish with the march and how can people help out?
How are the students at Liberty coping with the events of the past few weeks?
Is there anything else being done to help students get over this incident?

[Double Boxes=MEL & SPA]
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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The House Judiciary Committee has approved an open-ended impeachment inquiry of the president.
The full House is expected to approve it later in the week.
That would make Bill Clinton only the third president to be subjected to the threat of formal impeachment proceedings.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Virginia Tech student is charged with abduction in connection with fraternity party.
Twenty- year old Ryan Frances Worch is charged with holding an 18 year old woman against her will.
The woman was an employee of an escort service and was hired to dance at the party.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


Two deaths in southern California are being blamed on Wildfires and hundreds of homes have been threatened.
The fires have consumed thousands of acres and forced hundreds to evacuate.
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[anchor=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday October Sixth.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[E-Tech-Stripper]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-58 57:17]
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A Virginia Tech student faces charges of holding a woman from a Roanoke escort agency against her will.
Police say the incident happened when a Virginia Tech fraternity party apparently got out of control last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


20-year old Ryan Frances Worch was taken into custody yesterday morning.
He's charged with two counts of abduction.
Virginia Tech police say Worch and a group of fraternity members called a Roanoke escort agency.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


An 18-year old woman showed up in lingerie and was prepared to dance for the group.
Police say the situation got out of control when the students tried to take the woman's lingerie off and would NOT let her leave the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
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[5:04:21]
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's out ]

((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESMAN:IT'S OUR UNDERSTANDING, AT LEAST ACCORDING TO THE CHARGE, WAS THAT THEY ATTEMPTED TO LEAVE, THAT IS THE DANCER AND HER ESCORT ATTEMPTED TO LEAVE AND THE FRAT KEPT THEM AGAINST THEIR WILL FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. ))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman; :00]
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[OUT Q=of time.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Bond for Worch was set at 30-thousand dollars.
Tech police expect to file charges against other students, as well.

[S-Strickler]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-63 52:02]
[GRAPHIC=Tommy Strickler]


The U-S Supreme Court will consider convicted killer Tommy David Strickler's request for a new trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Strickler's attorney says the justices have agreed to hear oral arguments in Strickler's case.
No date has been set.
Strickler is on death row for the 1990 murder of Salem native Leann Whitlock.
He claims prosecutors withheld evidence during his trial that might have prevented him from getting the death penalty.
Strickler's execution HAD been set to be carried out last month ...before the court intervened.
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[5-Blevins]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#598-28 1:32:00]
[GRAPHIC=Blevins]


Former Shawsville wrestling coach Michael Blevins entered a guilty plea in Montgomery County yesterday to charges he had consensual sex with three female students.
Two of the girls attended school in Shawsville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


The third girl was a student of Blevins at Rural Retreat.
The 35-year old man has already pleaded guilty to having sex with the girl in Wythe County, as well as Smyth County where her parents lived.
He was charged in Montgomery County because the two continued their relationship after he moved to Shawsville.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Hold]


Under the plea agreement, Blevins must serve seven years in prison to run at the same time with a recommended seven year sentence in Smyth County.
He did NOT sign an agreement in Wythe County.

[3-School-Closed]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


One school announcement to pass along this morning...
Chilhowie Elementary in Smyth County will be closed today because of some water line problems.
That's Chilhowie Elementary only.


[2-CLINTON]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


The full House will vote later this week on launching an impeachment inquiry against President Clinton.
As expected, the House Judiciary Committee yesterday voted to start an investigation.
Members voted along party lines in favor of the Republican plan for an open-ended inquiry.
Lee Cowan reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Barr/(R) Georgia; :14]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee/(D) Texas; :28]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bill McCollum/(R) Florida; :48]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Robert Wexler/(D) Florida; :56]
[SUPER=01-David Schippers/Republican Counsel; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Abbe Lowell/Democratic Counsel; 1:39]
[RUNS=2:06]
[OUT Q=CBS News Capitol Hill]

((AFTER HOURS OF DEBATE, THE DAY ENDED THE WAY EVERYONE KNEW IT WOULD. REPUBLICANS INT HE MAJORITY HAD THEIR WAY. IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS SHOULD PROCEED, NO HOLDS BARRED. (( SUPER: Rep. Bob Barr/R-GA)) (( SUPER: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee/D-TX)) IT HAD BEEN A DAY OF SMOLDERING PARTISAN FIRES THAT SENT UP CLOUDS OF RHETORIC A MILE HIGH.
(( SUPER: REP. BILL MCCOLLUM//R-FL )) (( SOT 10:02:32))
"I don't know --- removal from office."
(( SUPER: REP. ROBERT WEXLER//D-FL )) (( SOT 11:52:11 ))

"For more than - future presidents?" REPUBLICANS EVEN CAME UP WITH MORE POTENTIALLY IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES AGAINST THE PRESIDENT 15 INSTEAD OF KEN STARR'S 11 - WHICH IN THEIR WORDS:
(( SUPER: DAVID SCHIPPERS//REPUBLICAN COUNSEL )) (( SOT 13:46:55 ))
"could, could constitute --- impeachment inquiry."

FOR THE DEMOCRAT'S PART, THEIR CHIEF INVESTIGATOR SAYS REGARDLESS OF THE LAUNDRY LIST OF ACCUSATIONS, NONE OF THEM, TOGETHER OR SEPARATE, MEETS THE STANDARD OF AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE. AND ARGUED THE RULES PROPOSAL HAD BEEN TURNED ON ITS HEAD.
(( SUPERS: ABBE LOWELL//DEMOCRATIC COUNSEL )) (( SOT 14:35:23 ))

"The process thus far - to an impeachable offense.")) [Birthdays]
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[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Mattie Cassidy/American Red Cross;]
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((Archive:Fire Prevention))

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Tens of thousands of acres of tinder dry land has burned as California's wild fire season is propelled by hot Santa Ana winds.
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A firefighter and a tanker pilot died fighting the blazes.
The flames are also threatening hundreds of homes.
Many have fled the fire area about 90 miles east of Los Angeles.
The fires so far have consumed 21- thousand acres.
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[S-I77-Accident]


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The foggy conditions that created that big pile-up on Interstate 77 yesterday are still there.
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The accident forced state police to shut down 13 miles of northbound I-77... just above the North Carolina border ...all the way to the Hillsville interchange.
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State police say as many as 40 cars and trucks were involved.
Only minor injuries were reported.
The road was reopened but State Police dispatchers say the area is very foggy again this morning.
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Franklin County has lost a well-known civic leader.
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Billie Robertson served two terms on Rocky Mount town council.
He was chairman of the county board of supervisors during the bicentennial, oversaw a major expansion to the county courthouse and the opening of a new library.
He was a town firefighter for more than 50 years- -served a decade as CHIEF of the fire department.
His son, Charles, says, "I don't think there's anyone who loved this county and the town any more than he did."
W-F Robertson died yesterday at age 82.
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[4-School-Closed]


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Water line problems are forcing an area school to close for a day.
Chilhowie Elementary in Smyth County will be closed today so the problem can be fixed.


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In sports, it's Friday Football Extra chat time at WDBJ7- dot- com.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A transformer fire in the boiler room of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital closed parts of the building yesterday.
About 60-employees and ten patients were evacuated because of heavy smoke in some floors of the building.
Hospital officials hope to have full power restored to the hospital sometime today but the emergency room is still closed.
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Police say a Virginia Tech fraternity party that got out of hand has led to abduction charges.
20-year old Ryan Frances Worch is charged allegedly held an 18-year old woman from a Roanoke escort service against her will when she would not strip at the party.
Tech police say more people could be charged.
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And the U-S Supreme Court will hear Tommy David Strickler's appeal.
Strickler has been on death row for the 19-90 murder of Salem native Leann Whitlock.
His lawyers say prosecutors withheld evidence that might have prevented him getting the death sentence.
No date has been set for the appeal.
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