Specific articles of impeachment are already being drafted against the President.
That's our top story on NEWS 7 at FIVE.
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And they never figured out how the fire started at Cabin lake LAST Thanksgiving... but the memories haven't faded in the past year.
Very high winds will continue for a few more hours.
Then the weather will calm down for the rest of the Holiday Weekend.
While the President enjoys Thanksgiving at Camp David..there are reports some congressmen are moving ahead with efforts to impeach him.
House Republicans have reportedly begun drafting articles of impeachment against the President.
The New York Times says the articles will allege perjury, obstruction of justice, abuse of power and witness tampering.
The President is expected to answer 81 questions posed by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde tomorrow.
Hyde is hoping Clinton's answers will clear-up facts about the Monica Lewinsky case and speed up the committee's impeachment inquiry.
The president's advisors say the answers will likely NOT break any new ground.
Hyde is giving the president a chance to present an impeachment defense before the committee in early December.
Thousands of World War II prisoners of war sued the Japanese government-- and lost.
25-thousand veterans from the United States, England and Australia filed a lawsuit three years ago.
They demanded 22-thousand dollars each in compensation for violations of their rights under international treaties.
The judge said the issue was resolved with the signing of a peace treaty in 1951.
This was the first case of its kind in Japan brought by former P-O-W's.
Four balloons at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade had to be deflated due to high winds.
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Last year's heavy winds blew one balloon out of control knocking over a lampost, seriously injuring a spectator.
This year officials hired more handlers to guide the gigantic balloons.
They also decided early on to ban the big balloons if winds reached more than 23 miles per hour.
More police officers were walking the parade route this year in case of emergencies.
Today marks a grim anniversary for former tenants of a Danville apartment complex.
Last Thanksgiving, fire ripped through the Cabin Lake apartments, forcing dozens of families from their homes.
One year later, Christy Hubley caught up with some of those tenants to find out whether they've rebounded.
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((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.))
[OUT Q=only way we made it.]
Tosha Carter was nine months pregnant with her son S'coy last Thanksgiving Day.
She wasn't home when the fire erupted at the Cabin Lake apartments.
But when she got there, she saw flames shooting through the roof.
[IN Q=You know I was]
((TOSHA CARTER/FORMER TENANT: YOU KNOW I WAS SEEING IT BUT I WASN'T BELIEVING IT. SO I COULDN'T REALLY BELIEVE IT WAS MY HOUSE.))
[OUT Q= it was my house.]
With the help of generous donations, Tosha moved her family into a new home just a week after the fire.
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E.J. Craft, his girlfriend, and their children have also moved on from the fire after losing everything-- including precious pictures and belongings.
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((E.J. CRAFT/FORMER TENANT: MY CHILDREN'S MOTHER DIED TWO YEARS AGO AND THEY HAD SPECIAL MEMORIAL ITEMS FROM THEIR MOTHER THAT THEY DON'T HAVE ANYMORE. 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.))
[OUT Q=ever to be replaced.]
The burned out apartments have been torn down.
Fire investigators have concluded their investigation-- labelling the fire UNDETERMINED.
But for former tenants, those finalities don't make what happened go away.
Both Tosha Carter and E.J. Craft have joined other tenants in a lawsuit against the apartment owners.
They're seeking more than 10-million dollars to compensate their losses.
A lawyer for the tenants says the lawsuit could go to trial next May.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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Still to come on the newscast, a Roanoke robber who tried to steal an officer's car will spend the next few years in prison.
And, we'll get an update on efforts to find a Virginia Tech student who has been missing since September.
And, later we'll meet a group of doctors who give free medical help to children who need it most.
More when we return.
A man from Roanoke will spend more than a dozen years in prison after trying to steal a police officer's car.
In May, 20-year old Antuan (AN-TWAN) Taylor stole a money bag from a depositor at First Virginia Bank on Orange Avenue.
But, his getaway car failed to start, so he ran to another bank across the street where detective Ron Jones was sitting in his car.
Taylor then jerked the door open and told Jones to get out.
A chase followed after the detective refused and Jones eventually caught Taylor and retrieved the money.
Taylor was sentenced this week to 14 years behind bars.
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Thanksgiving is a time to share with loved ones.
But this holiday will be met with sadness for friends and family of Rob Kovack.
Teresa Hamilton updates us on the search for the missing Virginia Tech student.
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It's been more than two months since 25- year old Rob Kovack was last seen leaving Blacksburg for his parents' home in West Virginia.
His abandoned red geo tracker was discovered several days later in Fayette County--near the New River Gorge Bridge.
An area that's been repeatedly searched by friends and family.
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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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Blacksburg police have been working the case with West Virginia state police.
But so far, the questions still seem to outweigh the answers.
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((BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE: THAT'S SAD, WE'RE APPROACHING ONE OF THE BIGGEST FAMILY HOLIDAYS OF THE YEAR AND WE HAVE NOTHING NEW TO REPORT. ))
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But police say they're NOT giving in and neither are Kovack's friends...
Friends, like Jeff Berghage who studied architecture with Kovack at Virginia Tech.
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((JEFF BERGHAGE/KOVACK'S FRIEND:WE'RE JUST TRYING TO HOLD UP OUR END HERE, SO HIS FAMILY FEELS LIKE THERE'S SOMEBODY DOWN HERE THAT'S TRYING TO HELP. ))
[OUT Q=to help.]
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 been chipping in.
They run a concession stand at Tech's home football games.
They've also been writing letters and distributing fliers.
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((CATHERINE PORZIO/KOVACK'S FRIEND:NOW I'M MUCH MORE AWARE OF POSTERS THAT I SEE AT REST STOPS OF OTHER MISSING PEOPLE AND I DON'T THINK I'LL EVER BE ABEL TO FORGET SOMETHING LIKE THIS. ))
[OUT Q=like this.]
A situation made even harder during the holidays.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg.
Kovack's friends have also created a WEB page with details about the case.
You can find a link to it by clicking on webwatch on the WDBJ website, at wdbj7-dot com.
Many of us are enjoying a Thanksgiving feast today with family and friends.
But for people with no where to go for a traditional meal, there are places serving up dinner with a side order of kindness.
Community groups like the Rescue Mission in Roanoke have prepared dinner for hundreds of needy people.
Dinner comes complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, and plenty of pie.
Volunteers slave away in the kitchen to make sure everyone gets enough to eat.
They say they do it, because they can.
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((SUE LOVELACE/VOLUNTEER: I THINK THAT WE HAVE A LOT AND THERE'S SO MANY PEOPLE THAT DON'T AND I THINK WE NEED TO BE REMINDED MAYBE THAT WE WON'T ALWAYS HAVE AS MUCH AS WE HAVE RIGHT NOW.
[OUT Q=HAVE RIGHT NOW.]
Many places are still serving dinner tonight.
The Rescue Mission in Roanoke starts serving again at 6:30.
For most people Thanksgiving dinner isn't complete without a nice, plump turkey.
If you're still in need of a recipe or just a few last-minute tips, there's a hotline that can help.
We'll explain when the news continues.
Strong winds are leaving many families without power on Thanksgiving Day.
Fallen trees are knocking down power lines.
The power outages are hitting a scattered number of homes from Lynchburg to Pulaski.
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Crews say most of the time they have the lights back on within hours.
If you still have some questions about how to cook the perfect turkey, a national hotline may have the answers.
Steve Hartman reports.
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That was Steve Hartman reporting.
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Still ahead--some California doctors are helping to heal children's broken bones..
and put smiles back on their faces free of charge.
We'll meet the doctors and some of the kids they help when the news continues.
A group of doctors is using their skills to help poor children near the Mexican border overcome their physical disabilities.
Manuel Gallegus has the story.
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IN A SMALL EXAM ROOM HERE AT THE MEXICAN BORDER, A LITTLE BOY WINCES
AS HIS CAST IS REMOVED.
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WHILE NEXT DOOR A MOTHER LEARNS HER DAUGHTER WILL NEED SURGERY TO WALK
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THE ADVICE COMES FROM THE DOCTORS AND STAFF OF ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL IN
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it's about what health care delivery should be.." 58;18 tape 2
ONE WEEKEND A MONTH, FOR THE PAST 37 YEARS, SURGEONS LIKE CHAD SMITH
AND MARK HOFFER VOLUNTEER AT THIS CLINIC IN CALEXICO, CALIFORNIA.
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"he's got very weak hands and shoulders."
THEY TREAT MOSTLY MEXICO'S POOR, FAMILIES WHO OTHERWISE COULD NOT AFFORD
THE SKILLS OF AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON.
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WHILE THE BORDER PATROL KEEPS THOUSANDS OUT, THROUGH A SPECIAL
VISA, THE CHILDREN ARE ALLOWED TO CROSS FOR THE DAY - FOR THE TREATMENT
THAT CAN CHANGE THEIR LIVES FOREVER.
--SOT-CHAD forty percent of our patients travel over 24 hours by bus to
come to our clinic.
TERESITA SUFFERED FROM SEIZURES. NOW AFTER THREE SURGERIES AND 8 YEARS
OF CLINIC VISITS. SHE CAN WALK.
THEY ARE VERY GOOD PEOPLE SHE SAYS.
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SINCE 1962, SOME 70-THOUSAND CHLDREN HAVE BEEN TREATED BY THE CLINIC..
EVERYTHING, EVEN SURGERY, IS PAYED THROUGH PRIVATE DONATIONS.
"the thought that I have is that every child should be given and
even break, not just physically but educationally and spiritually..
WHILE THE DEBATE ABOUT HEALTH CARE AND IMMIGRATION GOES ON, THESE
DOCTORS AND VOLUNTEERS QUIETLY WORK BEHIND THE SCENES, TO GIVE CHILDREN
A BETTER LIFE.
MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS CALEXICO, CALIFORNIA.))
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This Thanksgiving means a time for families to get together and celebrate friends and a feast. 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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[SUPER=01-Mike Peron/Express Centerman; 1:51]
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[OUT Q=...have a great thanksgiving everybody"]
((The 80th meeting between Virginia Tech and Virginia should be as exciting as each of the previous 79. Two teams who love to score touchdowns on each other. Around thanksgiving, it's only fitting that both defenses put more mustererd on hits and tackles in this game, than in any other during the season. This year, the battle field is in Blacksburg at Lane Stadium. And while each year, the colorful fans from BOTH schools outdue their predecessors paint schemes, the corlores and cries from the Blackburg bunch always seem to take the cake.
The Hokies and the Cavaliers don't tplay until Saturday, uinlike the Express, which plays on Thanskgiving night against the Huntington Blizzard. Despite the chilly way to spend turkey day, these Express players still have a great deal to be thankful for.
More Thanksgiving thoughts from Tech, UVa and the ice at six to come, and we will also recap the Pittsburgh/Detroit NFL game, have a great Thanksgiving
"The Olde Salem Barber and Styling Shop" is one of the city's oldest businesses.
It's been around for 108 years and has some old fixtures to prove it..including an old barber's chair and a shoe shine stand from 1925.
The owner often gets to know his customers from one generation to the next..
We'll have more on this Salem barber shop and tell you more about its owner tonight on News 7 at 6.
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