The late news on NEWS 7...
starts with word of specific articles of impeachment already being drafted.
...continues with an intensified manhunt in the North Carolina mountains.
We'll show you A-E-P crews on the job this Thanksgiving Day getting customers back on line.
A water main break closes one city block in Roanoke.
And a nostalgic trip to a really old barber shop.
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The impeachment process may be farther along than we thought.
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President Clinton relaxed with a holiday round of golf near Camp
David, even as members of the House Judiciary Committee were getting ready to draft articles of impeachment.
Republican staff members of the committee have reportedly settled on THREE grounds for impeachment... accusing the President of perjury, obstruction of justice, and abuse of power.
A source... familiar with internal discussions... says some staffers want to pursue other investigative avenues that could "EXPAND" the charges.
The drafting is in a preliminary phase.
The nation's largest manhunt is intensifying in the North Carolina Mountains.
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A task force of 200 law enforcement agents plan to hit the woods at first light in search of Eric Rudolph, wanted for questioning in the Atlanta Olympic Park bombing and for bombing an abortion clinic in Birmingham.
The director of the F-B-I put in a personal appearance on this holiday to rally the troops and see how the manhunt's going.
((EVERYDAY WE ARE CLOSER. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME. THE EFFORTS HERE ARE COMPREHENSIVE, THEY'RE ORGANIZED.))
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With thousands of fishermen, hikers and hunters in the woods, the task force hopes Rudolph will soon be flushed out.
Stores are busy tonight as salespeople stock the shelves for tomorrow's sales.
The day after Thanksgiving is billed as the top shopping day of the year.
And to lure people in -- many stores will run sales chopping as much as 50 percent off prices.
Retailers hope shoppers will not wait for after-Christmas sales to open their wallets.
Store owners suggest arriving early to find a parking space and a little breathing room.
Valley View Mall in Roanoke opens at 7 a-m.
Some folks around here cooked their turkeys on gas grills today, after the lights went out for about two thousand families.
Heavy winds knocked large tree branches onto power lines.
Power Company crews repaired some rooftops, where downed trees had caused leaks.
They say the power is now back on in our region.
In most places, power was restored within two hours.
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((THEY'VE BEEN SCATTERED THROUGHOUT ROANOKE AND THE VALLEY. AS FAR AS I KNOW THERE HAS BEEN AT LEAST ONE CREW WORKING AS FAR AWAY AS NEWCASTLE.))
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Crews say families stayed in good spirits despite the setback.
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It wasn't the power, but the water that was causing problems for some Roanoke families and drivers tonight.
Utility workers are trying to restore water service to 4 homes in the 29-hundred block of 10th Street Northwest.
A water main broke there around 8-30 tonight, requiring police to close the block to traffic.
Workers say water service should be restored around midnight or 1 a-m.
Thanksgiving is a time to remember all of the blessings of life -- and those less fortunate.
Community groups like the Rescue Mission in Roanoke served up a traditional Thanksgiving feast for people with no other place to go.
Volunteers worked for hours in the kitchen cooking up turkey, vegetables, and desserts.
All of this food was donated.
People who enjoyed the free meal say they have a lot to be thankful for.
[IN Q=THAT I'M HERE AND THAT]
((DON NORTON:THAT I'M HERE AND THAT I HAVE A CHANCE TO BE A PART OF THIS AND YOU KNOW THAT MY LIFE IS COMING BACK TOGETHER.))
((SUE LOVELACE/VOLUNTEER: IT'S WONDERFUL, REALLY GOOD TO KNOW YOU COULD DO FOR PEOPLE THAT CAN'T DO FOR THEMSELVES.))
[OUT Q=DO FOR THEMSELVES.]
The Rescue Mission in Roanoke has been preparing Thanksgiving dinners for 50-years.
This year, volunteers served close to 700-meals.
Plenty of water fell from the skies over the Shenandoah valley today -- and it wasn't all rain.
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Helicopters dumped buckets of water on a blaze in Southwestern Augusta County that has charred over 15-hundred-acres of land in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
The man-made fire started last Saturday.
Forest service officials say firefighters have contained about half the fire.
They expect to conquer the rest by Monday.
Officials say fire conditions are still hazardous across the forest and campfires are illegal.
Keith tosses to Andrew in the Chromakey
Coming up on News 7 at 11, Philip Morris is taking stock of its future and predicts it WILL rebound from the multi-Billion dollar settlement.
Plus a personal appeal from Britain's Prime Minister to make peace in Ireland work.
Details straight ahead.
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Britain's Prime Minister made a personal appeal to the Irish Parliament to make the Northern Ireland Peace Agreement work.
Tony Blair made his plea in a speech today in Dublin, becoming the first British Prime Minister to address the Irish Parliament since 1922.
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((I FEEL PROFOUNDLY THE HISTORY IN THIS EVENT AND THE ENORMITY OF THE HONOR YOU'RE BESTOWING ON ME. FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, GOROMEAL MA A GIV.))
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He said he wasn't asking anyone to surrender, but to declare the victory of peace.
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Despite having to help pay a large settlement fee, the Philip Morris tobacco giant is still buying back company stock.
Last week's 206-billion-dollar settlement with the states on tobacco-related health claims has not stopped Philip Morris from resuming its eight-billion-dollar program to buy back stock.
Philip Morris makes the best-selling Marlboro cigarettes and others that make up more than half of U-S cigarette sales.
The company runs a huge cigarette-manufacturing plant in Richmond.
Today was a special day to spend with family but one family is still missing an important part.
It's been more than two months since 25-year old Rob Kovack was last seen leaving Blacksburg for his parents' home in
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Officials as well as family and friends are not giving up hope or the search.
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((BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE:YOU LOSE YOUR KEYS, YOU DON'T LOSE PEOPLE AND WE REALLY NEED TO KEEP GOING AND KEEP
THIS THING ALIVE AND KEEP IT HOT AS LONG AS WE CAN--- TO TRY AND FIND HIM. ))
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Kovack's family has since hired a private detective and is offering a reward for information.
To help offset the cost Kovack's friends have also been chipping in with various fund raising activities.
Today marks a grim anniversary for former tenants of a Danville apartment complex.
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Last Thanksgiving, fire ripped through the Cabin Lake apartments, forcing dozens of families from their homes.
One year later, tenants are still rebounding from their losses.
Tosha Carter was nine months pregnant with her son S'coy (SE-COY) when the fire destroyed almost everything she owned.
E.J. Craft and his family moved in another apartment after the fire and are getting ready to move again.
The things people regret losing the most are the personal treasures.
[IN Q=My daughter had her]
((E.J. CRAFT/FORMER TENANT: MY DAUGHTER HAD HER MOTHER'S JEWELRY YOU KNOW AND STUFF THAT SHE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE PASSED ON TO HER DAUGHTER AND STUFF LIKE THAT IS GONE. IT CAN NEVER BE REPLACED, NEVER EVER TO BE REPLACED.))
[IN Q=I still look back on it]
((TOSHA CARTER/FORMER TENANT: I STILL LOOK BACK ON IT AND I DON'T KNOW HOW WE MADE IT THROUGH, YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST THE LORD AND GOOD FRIENDS AND GOOD FAMILY, THAT'S THE ONLY WAY WE MADE IT.))
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The burned out apartments have been torn down.
Former tenants are suing the apartment owners-- seeking more than 10-million dollars to compensate their losses.
A lawyer for the tenants says the lawsuit could go to trial next May.
Lynchburg's most famous son did not take a direct route to his pulpit...he had set out to become a journalist.
The Reverend Jerry Falwell proudly proclaims he's the son of a moonshine runner.
The sale of bootleg whiskey may- -or may not- -be an unusual spring-board to the pulpit at Thomas Road Baptist Church.
Undoubtedly members of the Congregation have heard the story countless times.
But it seems Falwell-- one of the world's most recognizable preachers-- revels in his illicit roots.
[IN Q=My father had]
((MY FATHER HAD THE LARGEST NIGHTCLUB IN VIRGINIA WHERE ALL THE BIG BANDS- -JIMMY DORSEY, TOMMY DORSEY- -ALL CAME, WHEN I WAS JUST AN INFANT. AND HE ALSO- -DURING PROHIBITION- -WAS THE LARGEST DISTRIBUTOR OF ILLEGAL WHISKEY IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY.))
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Doctor Falwell says his father was also the Sheriff.
Still to come, we'll take you to a barber shop in Salem that has seen more than a century of hair-styles come and go.
And later in the newscast Korean bank tellers get the drop on a would-be robber.
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Even a blustery, rainy day in New York
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didn't stop thousands of people from lining Broadway to watch Macy's 72nd Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Four balloons which were used at the beginning of today's parade; Spiderman, Garfield, Quik Bunny and the new Wild Thing- -were later taken out of the parade because of the nasty weather.
The size of the balloons was limited. Each one was supposed to have 60 handlers instead of 40, as in past years.
Maintaining a prosperous business can be difficult.
But a Salem barber shop has proven it's possible, for more than a century.
David Johnson has more on it's secret to success.
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[SUPER=01-Leon Arledge/Longtime Customer; 1:48]
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((This barber shop is 108-years old.
Freddie Scaggs bought it in 1965, 13-years after he began working here.
Scaggs has enjoyed owning a cut of history.
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((FREDDIE SCAGGS/FORMER OWNER; IT'S BEEN NICE TO HAVE BEEN HERE, TO KNOW THE PEOPLE AND EVERYTHING. IT'S BEEN A WAY OF LIFE.))
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There's more to the "Olde Salem Barber and Styling Shop" than just being a place to get a trim.
The business is a museum of sorts, with this barber chair, the mirrors, shoe shine stand and display case all from 1925.
[IN Q=EVERYTHING IN THIS]
((SCAGGS; EVERYTHING IN THIS DISPLAY CASE HAS BEEN GIVEN TO ME BY CUSTOMERS THAT COME IN. CLIPPERS LIKE THESE ARE AT LEAST 50 YEARS OLD.))
[OUT Q=50-YEARS OLD.]
The former owner says he's not made many changes because he believes the old adage -- if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
[IN Q=THEY HAVEN'T WORN]
((SCAGGS; THEY HAVEN'T WORN OUT FOR ONE THING. YOU WANT TO LEAVE IT LIKE IT IS, AS LONG AS IT WORKS GOOD.))
[OUT Q=WORKS GOOD.]
Even when he did replace the cash register, he donated the antique to the Salem Historical Society, he purchased another one that fit the element of his business.
[IN Q=I WENT OUT]
((SCAGGS; I WENT OUT AND THEY TRIED TO SELL ME A COMPUTERIZED THING AND I SAID NO, I WANT THE SIMPLEST THING YOU CAN GET BECAUSE BARBERS AREN'T TOO SMART. WE DON'T NEED TO GET MESSED UP. Laughter))
Each of these floor tiles were put in place by hand in the same year.
Scaggs says the history-rich shop and some hard work has kept his regulars coming back, some of them for up to 80-years.
[IN Q=SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE]
((SCAGGS; SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE, I'VE HAD UP TO FOUR GENERATIONS OF PEOPLE.))
[OUT Q=OF PEOPLE.]
Leon Arledge has been a regular since 1960.
[IN Q=WE'VE HAD A LOT]
((LEON ARLEDGE/LONG TIME CUSTOMER; WE'VE HAD A LOT OF FUN THROUGH THE YEARS AND I HAVE REAL GOOD FRIENDS HERE IN RONNIE AND FREDDIE. THE OTHER TWO GENTLEMEN AS TIME GOES ON I'M SURE I'LL DEVELOP A REAL GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM. AND I APPRECIATE IT.))
[OUT Q=APPRECIATE IT.]
Ronald Lancaster is only the fifth proprietor of the barber shop.
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; KISER JANEY OPERATED THIS SHOE SHINE STAND FOR 25-YEARS UNTIL 1980. IT HAS NOT BEEN USED SINCE. STILL IT IS PART OF WHAT MAKES THIS BARBER SHOP UNIQUE. THAT'S WHY THE NEW OWNER SAYS IT WILL STAY.))
[IN Q=I KIND OF LIKE]
((RONALD LANCASTER/NEW OWNER; I KIND OF LIKE IT THE WAY IT IS. I LIKE THE OLD STYLE SHOP. I MIGHT CHANGE A FEW THINGS HERE, I'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.))
[OUT Q=WAIT AND SEE.]
Next to Roanoke College, the barber shop is the oldest business in Salem to remain in continuous operation in the same location.
David Johnson, News 7, Salem.))
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Hokies and Cavaliers talk about thankisgiving, the Lions and the Vikings get their bird, and the Express celebrate in the midst of a blizzard,
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But first our wextra point. Defending natitonal champion Kentucky topped Colorado 64-52 in the San Juan Puerto Rico shoot out first round. Tashaun Prince lead the Wildcats charge scoring 15 points. now your numbers.
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We start on the ice where the Express looked to shake off Wednesday night's loss to Chesapeake with a win over Huntington on Thanksgiving at the Round House.
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A crowd of 5 thousand, 283 turned out after throwing down some turkey to cheer on the Express. Tim Christian opend the scoring in the first period with this goal to give Roanoke a 1-nothing lead.
[SUPER=34-Roanoke/6/Huntington/5;] The Express went up by a pair when Travis Smith rifles the puck towards Dru Burg
ess, he's gonna rip some rope witht the goal.
Then with 21.6 seconds left in the first period, J.C Ruid slaps the puck in Christian's direction, he tallies goal number 2. Many players were aware former captain dave Stewart was at the game, visiting from Canada.
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[OUT Q=...doing well"]
Stewy almost watched his former team lose. After leading 5-1 in the third, Roanoke holds off Huntington for a 6-5 win. Dave Gagnon had 35 saves.
On to the NFL where the Dallas Cowboys played host to the Minnesota Vikings in what was supposed to be a test.
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The only thing tested were the light bulbs in the scoreboard as 82 points were tallied yesterday. Talk about quality over quantity, Randy Moss is it. The rookie caught only three passes all day...all three were touchdowns as he racked up 163 receiving yards.
Even a former Virginia Cavalier got into the scoring mode. Dallas quarterback Troy Aikman hooks up with Patrick Jeff
ers on a 67 yard touchdown completion, just [SUPER=30-Minnesota/46/Dallas/36;]a small chunk of Aikman's 455 yard passin
g day. Randall Cunningham threw for 359 yards.
Emitt Smith passed Jim Brown tot move into fifth on the all time rushing list and registered three TD's as Minnesoat improves to 11 and 1 with a 46-36 win.
The Lions gave thanks to an absent minded referee last night, as a poor call lead to a detroit overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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The Steelers were lucky early. Cordell Stewart passes to Jerome Bettis, the ball goes off his finger tips and into the arms of Will Blackwell for the TD. 13-3 Pitttsburgh with about 7 minutes left in the third.
After a Lions field goal, Charlie Batch fines former UVa great Herman Moore on a 21 yard touchdown [SUPER=30-Detroi
t/19/Pittsburgh/16;]completion and detroit ties the game up at 13 all, just Moore's second TD grab of the season.
In overtime, tied at 16, on the coin toss, Bettis calls tails and the ref thought he said heads...so Detroit gets the ball, which leads to Jason Hanson's 42 yard game winning field goal.
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Virginia Tech and Virginia renew their instate battle Saturday at high noon. And while these two teams are bitter rivals, players are thankful for Thanksgiving.
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[SUPER=01-Keion Carpenter/Va. Tech Senior Free Safety; :00]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Kerney/UVa Senior Defensive End; :16]
[SUPER=01-Lamont Pegues/Va. Tech Senior Running Back; :23]
[SUPER=01-Wale Elegbe/UVa Safety; :34]
[OUT Q=...on saturday"]
The V-H-S-l state football semi-finals kickoff Saturday.
Here's a look at what's on tap for Friday Football Extra.
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Still to come in sports, we will close out this thanksgiving with some words
from a few in state athletes and teams who have had to work on this day.
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Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to get together. But Steve Mason says, two major in state college football teams and a ECHL hockey club have a few other things on their minds durring this holiday week.
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[OUT Q=...HOPE IT CONTITNUES THAT WAY""]
If you like to see the bad guys lose, you will enjoy our video of the day.
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A would-be robber got more than he bargained for from these bank-tellers in Seoul, Korea.
Security cameras caught the botched robbery on tape.
A quick-witted teller used a special gun filled with spray that temporarily stunned the attacker.
The helmeted suspect ran off empty-handed.
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