[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

The Judiciary Committee votes out the first articles of impeachment.
(---------------)
[v/o-nat sot]


We have TWO live reports from Capitol Hill, including one from our own Ellen Qualls.
(---------------)


[Wx-Heads]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Look for some significant rain this weekend starting by late Saturday. Details just ahead.

[Medical-Head]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#med heads]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

One of the two babies awaiting a heart transplant in Roanoke has died.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

Plus diabetics are on the road to healthier feet at one Roanoke shoe shop.
(----------------)

[2-SHOT]
[open]
[SUPER=#4063; Headline Banner]
[SUPER=19-Keith/Humphry;]
[SUPER=19-Tonya/Flory;]
[SUPER=19-Patrick/Evans;]
[SUPER=@robin1;]
[SUPER=19-Roy/Stanley;]


[5-Hearings]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


Within the past hour, the House Judiciary Committee has approved the first article of impeachment against President Clinton.
Now it begins debate on the next three articles.
This comes on a day when congressman Bob Goodlatte is playing a particularly visible role. Ellen Qualls will have that part of the story in a moment.
First, the latest on the impeachment hearings. For that, we go ...from Jonathan Freed at the capitol.
[Live= Freed full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/CBS News;]
[SUPER=05-Washington;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: CBS ROLLS)
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=]
[SUPER=]
[SUPER=]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=]




[Live= Freed full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington;]
( ad lib)





[5-Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#598-36]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


Roanoke Republican Bob Goodlatte played G-O-P point man for part of today's debate.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Starlink]

Ellen Qualls is in Washington with details of his argument.
[Live=Ellen full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@ellen1;]
[SUPER=06-Washington;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: astute parliamentarian (ROLL FROM TRUCK))
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=But today,]
[SUPER=03-Washington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chmn. Henry Hyde/(R) Illinois; :18]
[SUPER=@goodlatte; :33]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Charles Schumer/(D) New York; :51]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=Criminal proceding.]



[Live=Ellen full/Starlink]
[SUPER=06-Washington;]
( ad lib)



[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen Starlink]



(Keith: When is the committee likely to consider the censure resolution that most democrats support?)[5-Student-Letter]



[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE# 598-35 1:10:03]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The impeachment hearings hit home last night, when Sixth District congressman Bob Goodlatte read a letter from a Lynchburg boy about why the President should be impeached.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


12- year- old Paul Inge is a sixth grade student at Linkhorne Middle School.
Inge wrote the letter to Goodlatte to earn his citizenship merit badge for his local Boy Scouts troop.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:07:44]
[IN Q=As a Boy]
((PAUL INGE/BOY SCOUT TROOP #29: AS A BOY SCOUT, I HAVE LEARNED THAT PERSONS OF GOOD CHARACTER ARE TRUSTWORTHY AND OBED

IENT. I FEEL THAT THE CHARACTER OF THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE AT LEAST AS GOOD AS THE LEADERS THAT I FOLLOW IN MY LOCAL TROOP. IS THIS TOO MUCH TO ASK OF OUR COUNTRY'S LEADERS?))
[SUPER=01-Paul Inge/Boy Scout Troop #29; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=our country's leaders?]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Inge says it bothers him that leaders like Clinton can lie under oath but still keep their job.
He was surprised that Congressman Goodlatte chose his letter to read before the judiciary committee.
(----------------)


[5-Goode]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=598-30 1:53:29]
[GRAPHIC=Goode]


Congressman Virgil Goode has gotten himself on a short list of DEMOCRATS in the House who've come out in favor of impeachment.
Only two other Congressional Democrats have publically advocated removing the President.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


At a ceremony in Penhook this morning Goode told me he has NOT decided HOW he'll vote... only that he has said perjury is an impeachable offense.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:02:40]
[IN Q=And I stand by]

((AND I STAND BY THE STATEMENT. I THINK PERJURY IS A VERY SERIOUS OFFENSE. AND THAT WOULD BE AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE. I'M GOING TO LOOK AT THE LAW, FACTS AND THE EVIDENCE IN DECIDING HOW I'M GOING TO VOTE ON IT.))
[SUPER=@goode]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=vote on it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Goode was on hand for the dedication of a new Blue Star Memorial by-way marker at the Penhook Post Office.
(------------)


[(toss to R)]
(toss to Robin)
[tease#1]


[HARD MUSIC UNDER]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=5p]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#tease 1]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Coming up on News 7, a plane goes down into Asian swampland, but some passengers are able to walk away.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Back in the states, a natural gas explosion blows up a bar, and levels several nearby buildings.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Tonya]


On Health Check, if you've had a heart attack, can alcohol help your recovery. [TWO SHOT]
We'll that and more, stay with us. [cc sponsor]
[Comm Break#1]



[5-Gas-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
The fire chief in St. Cloud, Minnesota, confirms three dead in a natural gas explosion in the downtown area.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Cloud, MN]

[CBS 15:15:26]
The blast leveled a bar and several neighboring buildings near the city's courthouse.
A local hospital says 20 people were hurt, one of them critically.
A gas leak had been reported at the time.
St. Cloud is about 70 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
(------------)


[***WIPE***WIPE***][5-Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Surat Thani Province/Thailand]
(------------)

Dozens of people have survived a plane crash into the swamps of Thailand.
The Thai Airways plane was carrying 146 people when in crashed trying to make an emergency landing in heavy rain.

Latest reports indicate at least 49 people survived. Local television showed some of them walking to safety.
Rescuers had to wade through waist-deep water, rain and mud to reach the wreckage and carry other survivors out.
So far, police confirm 29 dead.
(-------------)


[5-Danville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#598-25 2:02:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Danville police say an argument between two drivers ended with a shooting.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


It happened just before two this afternoon on Patton Street.
Marsh Bennett Junior got out of his car and went to the driver's window of the car in front of him.
That car was driven by Willie Clyde Hamlett.
Police say they two men started fighting and Hamlett shot Bennett in the face.
The injury was not life-threatening.
Hamlett was arrested at the scene.
(----------------)






[5-Farmers]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=598-78 1:29:16]
[GRAPHIC=Farming]


Farmers in eighty Virginia counties now have a chance to get federal money for disaster relief.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./November;]


Help's on the way for local farmers who lost more than 40-percent of their crops to the drought.
Congress has set aside 200-million-dollars for the whole country.
Applications are available at Farm Service Agency offices.
The deadline is February fifth.
(------------)



[TEASE#2]



[ANCHOR=KEITH]
[NEWSCAST=FIVE]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Stepping out in downtown Roanoke tonight may be more like stepping back in time, to the days of a traditional Victorian Christmas... [MICROWAVE/LIVE]
[SUPER=@Patrick1;]

[PATRICK AD LIBS]

[5-DICKENS]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=FIVE]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Ghosts of Christmas Past will be haunting downtown Roanoke tonight, as Dickens of a Christmas continues.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Patrick/Microwave]


The Ghost of Christmas present, Patrick Evans, is on the Market at the moment with details on the festivities, that include some great old Holiday traditions.
[Live=Patrick Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Patrick1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Dara Saunders/Downtown Roanoke, Inc.;]




[Double Boxes=Keith & Patrick/Microwave][Forecasts]
[SUPER=#577;]
[SUPER=X5000;]
[SUPER=330-Mostly/Cloudy/30-35/Cloudy With/Rain Developing/42-44;]
[SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Winds Calm/30-35/Rain By/Afternoon/45-48;]
[SUPER=332-Mostly/Cloudy/28-30/Rain Likely By/Late Morning/40-42;]
[SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/28-30/Rain Likely/Late/40-42;]
[SUPER=334-Partly/Cloudy/28-32/Clouding Up/Rain Late/43-45;]
[SUPER=X5001;][tease#3]


[health music under]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#tease 3]
[GRAPHIC=None]

One of the world's most famous towers is getting some big repairs. That story is still ahead.
[ANCHOR=Tonya]

Today on health check -- Alcohol in moderation is proving to help heal the heart.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

And a shoe shop in Roanoke has a new department, specializing in molding footwear for diabetics with severe problems.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 11 44 44]
[IN Q=A lot of]

((TONY TATE/PEDORTHIST: A LOT OF DIABETICS GET THEIR AMPUTAIONS BECAUSE THEY GET SORES AND DON'T KNOW IT THEY DON'T HAVE ANY FEELING IN THEIR FEET.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=in their feet]

[health bump]
[Comm Break#3]


[5-Heart]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=598-29 1:52:14]
[GRAPHIC=Healthcheck]

One of the two babies waiting for a heart transplant at Roanoke Community Hospital died around 9:45 last night of heart failure.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday; ]

Two year old Courtney LaPlante was born with a rare and serious heart defect. Courtney's mother, Karen LaPlante says even though Courtney lived in pain most of her life, she managed to smile everyday.
The family is urging parents to fill out pediatric organ donor cards. In lieu of flowers, the LaPlante's are asking that donations be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, or the March of Dimes.
(------------)


[5-Alcohol]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Alcohol]


Here's news for many men with heart problems.
A new study finds men have a better chance of surviving after a heart attack by drinking moderate amounts of alcohol.
(------------)


Researchers in Massachusetts say two to six drinks a week were beneficial, but heavy drinking had the opposite effect.
The study did not include women, but researchers say the results could be similar.
(------------)


[5-Eating]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Nutrition]

British doctors say they have more evidence than ever to support the claim you are what you eat.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In the British Medical Journal-- researchers report overwhelming evidence that what you eat is crucial in helping reduce the risk of cancer.
They advise people to stop smoking, eat more fruit, vegetables and fiber -- drink less alcohol, lose weight and exercise more.
(------------)


[5-Abortion-Rate]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


Fewer American women are getting abortions, but the rate is still one of the highest in the world. Figures released by the Alan Guttmacher Institute show 23 out of every one-thousand U-S women had abortions in 1996. That's one-point-4 million abortions. It places the United States ahead of countries like Canada, England and the Netherlands, but it is still the lowest rate here in more than 20 years.


[5-Soul-Man]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=598-26 1:59:51]
[GRAPHIC=Diabetes]


´┐ŻAn innovative foot care specialty is helping patients with diabetes in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Donald Keaton is getting an imprint of his foot. He has diabetes and his doctor has prescribed footwear to help prevent amputation.
About 60-70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of diabetic nerve damage, which, in severe forms can lead to lower limb amputations.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 11 43 12]
[IN Q=If you get]

((TONY TATE/PEDORTHIST: IF YOU GET A SHOE TOO TIGHT YOU KNOW IT CAN CAUSE A BLISTER OR SOMETHING AND WITH DIABETICS THAT BLISTER CAN GET INFECTED AND CAUSE A LOT PROBLEMS AND THAT'S HOW THEY GET A LOT OF AMPUTATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Tate/Pedorthist; ]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=lot of amputations.]
(/////NATSOUND/////)
[SOT ub 11 29 14]
[RUNS=:04]
[VO-NAT]

Pedorthists make a mold of the foot and then sand the impression to take the pressure off of certain areas. Tate uses a special material in the pad to add comfort and stability for the patient.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 11 49 25]
[IN Q=It makes]

((DONALD KEATON/DIABETIC: IT MAKES IT A LOT EASIER TO WALK AND IT DON'T HURT ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR FEET AS BAD.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Keaton/Diabetic; ]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=as bad]

[VO NAT] Total cost for the shoes and insoles runs about three hundred dollars.
(------------)


[S5-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-18 15435]
[GRAPHIC=TICKER]


Welcome everybody to the final ticker of the work week and the start of the weekend for many of you out there.
[graphic=stagg bowl]


The countdown to tomorrow's Division Three football championship, the Stagg Bowl, continues tonight.
Both teams were involved in a full afternoon of activities along with our own Mike Stevens, who has this story from Salem.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Salem/WDBJ Championship Luncheon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Dickerson/Former Buffalo Bills Line Coach; :20]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Burrow/NCAA Director of Championships; :48]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:05 ]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports."]
(---------------)



[S5-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=FFE Logo]


And we'll wrap up the Friday Football Extra season tonight with our awards Banquet.
The show will feature our coaches of the year, the scholar athlete of the year and team of the year.
That's tonight at 11-thirty-five on Friday Football Extra.



[S5-Joe]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-17]
[GRAPHIC=MLB Logo]


Baseball Legend Joe DiMaggio is awake now after going into a coma this mornin.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :]


The Hall of Famer has been battling lung cancer after having surgery two months ago.
Doctors in Hollywood, Florida say the deep coma present this morning is just not there now.
He's on a respirator. DiMaggio took a turn for the worse in the past 18 months after suffering a case of pneumonia.

(------------)
[TALENT=ROY]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD LOGO]


Steve Mason will join us at six with the Bowl bound Cavaliers. Keith and Tonya will be gack in a minute.





[5-Tower]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Rain is holding up plans to straighten Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa, but not for long.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pisa, Italy]

[CBS 15:23:28]
Once the skies clear, engineers plan to attach steel "suspenders" to the 12th-century tower that will hold it in place while experts start their work on the tower.
They're planning on removing soil from the foundation of the higher, north side of the tower, then allowing it to resettle and lean half a degree less.
The tower was closed to tourists in 1990 for fear it might lean ALL the way over.
(------------)

[Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]