Coming up on News 7, as more bombs fall in Iraq, the political fallout of an impending impeachment vote hits Washington.
and a man in Radford finds an explosive device in his mail.
On Health Check --
A new AIDS drug shows promise in fighting the disease, but there is a down side.
And is air pollution a problem at area indoor ice rinks?
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((I RISE IN FAVOR OF IMPEACHING WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON.))
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((THIS IS INDEED A REPUBLICAN COUP DE-ETAT))
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Historic debate on Capitol Hill.
By this time tomorrow Bill Clinton could be the second President in American history to be impeached.
Lee Cowan has the latest tonight from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/(R) Illinois;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Dick Gephardt/(D) Missouri;]
[Super=01-Rep. Asa Hutchinson/(R) Arkansas;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. David Bonoir/(D) Michigan;]
[Super=01-William Cohen/Defense Secretary;]
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((IT WAS ANOTHER DAY OF CONFLICTING IMAGES; SMART BOMBS
SLAMMING INTO TARGETS OVERSEAS -
HARSH WORDS SLAMMING INTO THE WHITE HOUSE HERE AT HOME.
TWO WORLDS_TWO CRISIS ---BOTH IN VARIOUS STAGES OF RUBBLE.
FOR SADDAM HUSSEIN, WHO APPEARED ON TV DURING ROUND THREE OF
US AND BRITISH ATTACKS ON HIS COUNTRY, IT WAS ANOTHER BAD DAY WITH
LITTLE TO SAY EXCEPT A REFUSAL TO BACK DOWN.
FOR BILL CLINTON A SIMILAR DILEMA -- SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL IS
THE CONTROL OF HIS PRESIDENCY EVEN AS HE TRIED TO MAINTAIN SOME
SEMBLENCE OF BUSINESS AS USUAL.
AT THE OTHER END OF PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, EMOTIONAL DEBATE ABOUT
THE PRESIDENT'S FUTURE, MOST OF IT TAKING STRICKLY PARTY LINES - WAR ON
ONE SIDE, THE PRESIDENT'S TRUTHFULLNESS ON THE OTHER.
REP. HENRY HYDE//R-IL
REP. DICK GEPHARDT//D-MO
REP. ASA HUTCHINSON//R-AR
REP. DAVID BONOIR//D-MI
ON A DAY WHEN A LITTLE GOOD NEWS WOULD HAVE GONE A LONG WAY,
THERE WERE MIXED RESULTS FROM THE PENTAGON_SAYING ONLY SOME OF THE 75
INTENDED TARGETS IN IRAQ HAD BEEN DAMAGED OR DESTROYED, DESPITE THE
REVELATION THAT MORE CRUISE MISSILES HAD BEEN FIRED IN THE LAST TWO DAYS
THAN DURING THE ENTIRE GULF WAR.
ALTHOUGH THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF'S IS POISED ON THE VERGE OF
IMPEACHMENT, THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PREDICTED IT WOULD HAVE LITTLE
EFFECT THE TROOPS PERFORMANCE OVERSEAS.
SUPER: WILLIAM COHEN//SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS:Despite some operational glitches, the Pentagon insists Desert Fox is
doing what it was intended to do. The Republicans meanwhile seem
determined to accomplish their objective too. A vote on impeachment is
scheduled for early tomorrow morning. ))
Some of Virginia's legislators are in the middle of the impeachment battle.
Ellen Qualls is in Washington today where she find local representatives on all sides of the issue.
((RollCue: moving ahead today:))
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The search continues for the man accused of killing a Henry County farmer who was shot while he was taking his granddaughter to feed his cows.
Police are looking for Clyde Howard Junior who has eluded authorities since Tuesday's murder.
He's wanted for the first degree murder of James Stanley Taylor and for stealing a car in North Carolina.
Authorities in North Carolina are also charging a second man in connection with the theft of the car.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Earnest D. Williams, the son of the murder suspect.
At this time, neither man is in custody.
State police who opened a suspicious looking letter found an explosive device inside.
The envelope belonged to a Radford man who says he received the letter in the mail on Wednesday but was afraid to open it because it looked suspicious.
Radford police aren't releasing the man's name.
They say he initially approached the post office and that postal workers told him to take it to Radford police.
Authorities are still investigating the case.
No one was injured.
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A local man scores big with the lottery. We'll have that next.
and the Roanoke Civic Center is working on a deal that would have the Rocket Man landing in the Star City.
On Health Check, the Food and Drug Administration approves a new drug to fight AIDS.
We'll have that and more. Stay with us.
Superstar Elton John may be coming to the Roanoke Civic Center in February.
Civic Center Management says no contract has been signed.
Assistant manager Chris Powell confirms that the Express has agreed to move a scheduled game February 19th to make way for an Elton John performance.
Cellar Door Concerts is said to be trying to arrange the concert, but- -so far- -it's still a bit of a candle in the wind.
A South Boston man has a few million new reasons to be thankful this Christmas.
74-year old Allie Puckett won Wednesday's Lotto jackpot-- estimated at four-point-six million dollars.
His actual net winnings will be about half that.
Puckett bought his ticket at the Amoco Food Shop on Seymour Drive.
He let the computer pick the lucky numbers.
Puckett says he'll buy himself a brand new pickup truck to replace his 1985 Chevy.
He also plans to share his good fortune with his three children.
Coming up next on News 7, Patrick will have your forecast,
and three adventurers have to dodge Iraq as they try again to fly around the world in a balloon.
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Coming up in Sports, members of the Carolina Panthers have plenty to say about the future of their head coach.
Ice skating is becoming an increasingly popular recreational pastime in the south, but are skaters breathing toxic gases in the rink?
and we'll see how doctors are using a new method to treat cancer...they've found a high tech way to give tumors a fever.
Doctors have a new drug to fight AIDS.
The Food and Drug administration has approved the use of Ziagen (ZY'-uh-jen) in combination with other drugs to treat H-I-V and AIDS.
The F-D-A says the combination of medicines helps lower the amount of H-I-V in the blood.
The drug's manufacturer says patients would only have to take one tablet twice a day.
It appears to be most effective with patients who haven't tried other AIDS drugs.
But Ziagen comes with a big safety warning. About five percent of patients can suffer a life threatening reaction to the drug.
It is expected to be in pharmacies early next month.[5-Cancer]
Researchers at Duke Unversity Medical Center are trying an unconvential treatment for cancer.
They're using high temperatures or hyperthermia to treat tumors.
Pamela Graham has more.
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((SOT(Susan Manos):"It feels like a hot water bottle just being placed on
THIS IS A HIGH-TECH WATER BOTTLE, THOUGH AND IT COULD POSSIBLY SAVE
37-YEAR OLD SUSAN MANO'S LIFE. SUSAN IS SUFFERING FROM A RECURRENCE OF
BREAST CANCER, WHICH HAS SPREAD TO THE LYMPH NODES IN THE AREA ABOVE HER
COLLARBONE ON HER RIGHT SIDE.
SOT: " This is the cat scan of the patient."
FOR SEVERAL YEARS, RADIATION ONCOLOGIST DR. DAVID BRIZEL HAS BEEN
STUDYING THE USE OF INTENSE HEAT OR HYPERTHERMIA TO TREAT CANCEROUS
SOT (David Brizel): " Hyperthermia enhances the effectiveness of more
standard treatments by killing cells that are in different phases of
growth. In phases of growth that will render them resistant to being
killed by radiation or resistant to being killed by chemotherapy."
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: WATER FILLED CONTAINER EQUIPPED WITH A MICROWAVE
ANTENNA MOVE BACK AND FORTH, GENERATING AND DISTRIBUTING THERMAL ENERGY
TO SUSAN'S TUMOR. ANOTHER DEVICE RETRACTS A THERMOMETER THROUGH A
CATHETER PLACED INSIDE SUSAN'S TUMOR.
"While Susan is receiving her hyperthermia her temperature is being
monitored here. You see the temperature of the tumor ranging between 108
and 110 Fahrenheit. This is the skin surface temperature right now
ranging between 104 and 106 Fahrenheit."
BECAUSE OF THE EXTREMELY HIGH TEMPERATURES THE NURSES MUST BE VERY
CAREFUL NOT TO BURN OR BLISTER SUSAN'S SKIN THE MAIN SIDE EFFECT OF
HYPERTHERMIA. DR. BRIZEL BELIEVES THE TREATMENT MAY ALSO WORK FOR
AS FOR SUSAN, HER FAITH IN HYPERTHERMIA IS STRONG AND WELL FOUNDED.
LAST YEAR SHE RESPONDED WELL TO THE TREATMENT ON A CANCEROUS TUMOR ON
THE LEFT SIDE OF HER NECK. DOCTORS SAY IT'S STILL TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE
HOW SUSAN'S TUMOR IS RESPONDING TO HYPERTHERMIA. DR. BRIZEL SAYS IN THE
NEXT TWO YEARS HE HOPES TO KNOW THE EXACT DOSAGE OF HEAT TO KILL
CANCEROUS TUMORS RESEARCHERS ARE STILL STUDYING THAT ELEMENT OF THE
TREATMENT AS WELL AS WHO IS THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR HYPERTHERMIA.
A Havard University study shows poor air quality in some indoor ice skating arenas.
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The Zamboni and Olympia resurfacing machines emit high levels of carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides.
The propane powered equipment in a poorly venilated rink can lead to serious respiratory and other health problems.
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((MIKE QUARLES/ICE STATION: IN THE NORTH ICE HOCKEY AND ICE RINKS ARE VERY VERY COMMON UNFORTUNATELY THEY HAVE A LOT OF OLD TECHNOLOGY AND SINCE THIS IS A NEW BUILDING WE HAD TO GO BY THE CURRENT STATE CODE, BUT WE ALSO REALIZE AS A PRECAUTION FOR OUR CUSTOMER BASE EVENTUALLY HOPEFULLY THE STATE WILL PUT IN THESE TESTINGS.))
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Just like the safety rules posted for patrons, the building managers must follow some safety rules.
The Ice Station in Roanoke says skaters can breathe easy knowing their air quality meets guidelines.
The rink manager has taken an active approach even though the state does not require mandatory air quality testing.
Right now Maryland, Minnesota and Massachusetts are the only states that regulate ice rink air quality.
Some Carolina Panthers are growling about a possible coaching change.
With that and news of V-M-I's new coach, here's Mike Stevens.[S5-VMI]
Welcome everybody to the start of your weekend.
The VMI Keydets have settled on an assistant coach from the Air Force Academy to hopefully revive their struggling football program.
Cal McCombs the defensive coordinator for the Falcons will take over a program that was 1 and 21 over the past two season.
The VMI basketball team is in action tonight in its final home game of the year.
The Keydets host Shenandoah out of Winchester in a seven o'clock tip off.
Reports out of Charlotte continue to speculate that Panthers head coach Dom Capers will be fired at the end of this season.
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Word began to spread in the Queen City about his possible removal yesterday morning.
His players say such a move would be a huge mistake, but they aren't surprised by the talk.
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[super=01-Mark Carrier/Panthers Receiver; :30]
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The second day of the first annual Maroon Classic started this afternoon at William Byrd High School in Vinton.
The eight team, three day tournament finishes up tomorrow.
Coaches say it provides a good training ground for league play.
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The games continue tonight.
There's more News 7 at Five after this.
Two millionaires are trying to reach new heights, but it doesn't have anything to do with their fortunes.
Steve Fossett and Richard Branson are joining with ballonist Per Lindstrand in an effort to become the first men to circle the globe in a balloon.
Their flight path will take them within 50 miles north of Iraq.
Fossett says staying out of the fighting's way will be the trip's bigggest challenge.
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The three men hope to complete their journey by New Year's Day.