[7E-Va-Impeachment]

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In just a few hours, President Clinton's legal team will begin their second day of defense in front of the House Judiciary committee.
Western Virginia's Congressmen were at the center of the impeachment debate yesterday.
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Ninth District Democrat Rick Boucher said he was concerned that members of the House might approve articles of impeachment without considering the potential harm to the nation.
But sixth District Republican Bob Goodlatte disputed the suggestion that the allegations involving Bill Clinton do not rise to the same level as those of Watergate.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D- NINTH DISTRICT: SHOULD MEMBERS CONSIDER THE DIVISIVENESS AND THE POLARIZATION THAT WILL OCCUR PENDING A SENATE TRIAL AND DURING THE TRIAL IN THE SENATE? SHOULD THEY CONSIDER THAT FOR MONTHS THE CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT WILL BE DIVERTED FROM THE REAL BUSINESS OF THIS NATION?)) ((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: AND I THINK UPHOLDING THE RULE OF LAW AND STANDING UP FOR HONESTY AND TRUTH IN OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM IS A VERY, VERY SERIOUS MATTER THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT.))
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The Judiciary committee could begin considering articles of impeachment tomorrow.

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Clinton's former press secretary no longer has to explain the president's actions.
So, last night, Mike McCurry spoke out at the University of Virginia.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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Taking a look at your midweek forecast..
Sunny and breezy today. Look for highs to range from the mid-50s to about 60 degrees.
More clear skies and light winds overnight. Lows will drop into the lower-30s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 12/10/98
Thursday:
Triplets!
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Anniversary:
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No Pictures:
Anniversary:
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Despite an autospy report that found it was cocaine and not pepper spray that took the life of Derek Poindexter, his family continues to launch a verbal and legal battle against the Roanoke Police Department.
Last night they held a vigil in Poindexter's memory..
Eric Earnhart reports.
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((This is not the way Carrie Dulin expected to mark her son's 35th birthday. A candle light vigil, remembering his death.
A death the medical examiner and commonwealth's attorney say was caused by one thing only... a cocaine overdose.

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[IN Q:I have no comment] ((CARRIE DULIN/POINDEXTER'S MOTHER; I HAVE NO COMMENT ON WHAT THE MEDICAL EXAMINER SAID, I HAVE NO COMMENT ON WHAT THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY SAID, MY CONCERN IS, WAS MY SON SERVED JUSTICE )) [RUNS14]
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Family members seem to be focusing, NOT on what KILLED poindexter, but what started the whole incident... a traffic stop.

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((BENJAMIN POINDEXTER/POINDEXTER'S BROTHER; IT SHOULD BE WHETHER OR NOT THERE WAS A JUST, ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP, A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP WOULD HAVE BEEN THE DRIVER OF THE CAR BEING PULLED OUT OF THE CAR BEING PULLED OUT INITIALLY, AND THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN.)) [RUNS13]
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((CARRIE DULIN/POINDEXTER'S MOTHER; WHY WAS DEREK EVER ASKED TO GET OUT OF THE VEHICLE, HE WASN'T DRIVING.)) [RUNS06]
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N-double-ACP president Martin Jefferies questions the accuracy of the medical examiner's report.

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((MARTIN JEFFERY/NAACP; I THINK AT THE VERY LEAST, THERE'S A RELUCTANCE ON THE PART OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING SURE THAT DEREK POINDEXTER, EVEN IN POLICE CUSTODY, HAD HIS CIVIL RIGHTS PROTECTED, THERE'S A RELUCTANCE ON THEIR PART TO INCRIMINATE THEMSELVES AND POSSIBLY OTHERS.)) [RUNS15]
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Commonwealth's attorney Don Caldwell says there are clear indications that Poindexter used cocaine in the past, knowing he had a heart condition.
As for the traffic stop, Caldwell's report says the car was stopped for driving without headlights. Poindexter was asked to get out of the car when an officer saw what he believed to be crack cocaine, on the floorboard on his side of the car.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

[45E-Danville-Murders]


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Two separate murder investigations are underway in Danville following two autopsies yesterday.
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A medical examiner says a blow to the head and a skull fracture killed Silas Moody Carter.
He was found Saturday by friends in his Claiborne Street home.
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And Garfield Maragh of Philadelphia suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
A medical examiner says the shot was NOT self-inflicted.
Danville police have not made any arrests in either case.
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[45E-Extradition]


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It's been more than 20 years since a Martinsville man fled from police- now he's being sent back to Virginia to face the consequences.
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A judge in Michigan has ordered the extradition of Alfred Martin.
Martin was convicted 24-years ago of selling 10-dollars worth of marijuana.
He was sentenced to serve one year at the city farm.
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((I DIDN'T DO WHAT THEY SAID I DID IN THE FIRST PLACE. I DIDN'T DO IT.))
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Martin walked away from the prison the day after he was locked up.
He ended up in Michigan with his own business and three children.
The Michigan judge has granted a 24-hour stay so Martin's attorneys can appeal.
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Taking a look at your midweek forecast..
Turning mostly sunny and breezy today, with more seasonable high temperatures in the upper 50s.
Mostly clear skies tonight, with lows dropping into the lower 30s.
The four day outlook is calling for another chance of showers by Friday, with highs staying in the 50s.
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A Bassett man has been indicted in the murder of a Fieldale woman, whose body was discovered alongside a Patrick County road.
James Claude Greer is charged with beating Kathy Jones Gusler, cutting her throat and leaving her to die.
The evidence that led to Greer includes a knife found in a river in Henry County, and a car he's suspected of setting on fire in Franklin County.

Authorities say Greer and Gusler did know each other.[8E-Coca-Cola]


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There's a lawsuit brewing in Botetourt county involving Coca- Cola and TAXES--
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The soft-drink company took on the County in court yesterday -- suing for 13-thousand-dollars in taxes.
Coke says its vending machines are part of the manufacturing process, so they should be exempt from personal property taxes.
But county officials say turning phosphoric acid, carbon dioxide, water and sweetener into a drink is NOT manufacturing.
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((BUCK HEARTWELL/BOTETOURT CO. ATTORNEY: THE DEGREE OF SOPHISTICATION IN MIXING AND BLENDING THE SOFT DRINK IS INCREDIBLE. BUT THE DEGREE OF SOPHISTICATION IS NOT THE LYNCHPIN. THE LYNCHPIN IS, IS THERE A SUBSTANTIAL TRANSFORMATION INTO AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SUBSTANCE? BUTT BUTT BUTT FRENCH SLAUGHTER/COKE'S ATTORNEY: THOSE ELEMENTS, NONE OF WHICH WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WATER, ARE BEVERAGES, THROUGH THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS, TAKE THOSE RAW MATERIALS .... AND TURN THEM INTO A SERIES OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS THAT ARE THE MOST RECOGNIZED, THE MOST DISTINCTIVE ... CONSUMER PRODUCT IN THE WORLD TODAY.))
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The Botetourt County judge is not expected to rule for several weeks.
Coca Cola also has lawsuits pending in Roanoke, Roanoke county, Buena Vista, Covington, and Alleghany County.
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[8E-Innotech]


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Johnson and Johnson's plan to lay off thousands of people around the world will affect 34 people in Roanoke.
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They work at Johnson-and-Johnson's Innotech plant that makes molds for eyeglass lenses.
The layoffs are part of the company's plan to free up money for research and development.
Another 34-people are getting laid off at the Innotech plant in Petersburg, which is shutting down altogether.
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[8E-American-Chemical]


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What's been an orange eyesore along the downtown Roanoke skyline has undergone a facelift, and could become a new nightspot.
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The man who bought the old American Chemical building wants to turn it into an entertainment center, featuring an upscale restaurant and a sports bar.
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The building is more than a hundred years old.
A Vinton man bought it, painted it and put in new windows.
But Calvin Powers said the place still needs a lot of work.
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((POWERS: IT NEEDS TO BE REMODELED COMPLETELY INSIDE. THE OUTSIDE IS PRACTIALY FINISHED UP, INCLUDING A PARKING LOT THAT HOLDS ABOUT A HUNDRED CARS NOW.))
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Powers said one thing that makes the building unique is it's supported entirely by wooden beams and not steel.
He expects to have it leased within a year.
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Time now to check out the mid- week forecast--
Becoming mostly sunny today, with cooler highs in the upper 50s.
Mostly clear skies overnight, with less windy conditions.
Lows in the low to mid 30s.
And the extended forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies tomorrow, with more rain possible for Friday and Saturday.
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