Up next on News 7 at 11...
Police in Franklin County are investigating a murder near Ferrum College.
The attack on Iraq is over, with reports of "significant damage".
And President Clinton now faces an impeachment trial in the Senate.
News 7 at 11 is next.
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Police say a man was found beaten to death in Franklin County this morning.
Local residents found the victim's body in a field near Ferrum College around 9-30.
Investigators say the death was NOT accidental.
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Hunt says the victim was apparently beaten to death and suffered massive head wounds.
Police aren't sure of a motive.
In U.S. History, only two presidents have ever been impeached. Andrew Johnson in 1868... and Bill Clinton, this afternoon.
Jonathan Freed takes a look at the day's events on Capitol Hill.
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LOCATOR: CAPITOL HILL.
NATSOT: ARTICLE ONE IS ADOPTED.
The result was expected...impeachment, led by the Republican majority in
The effect extends a constitutional chill across the nation.
NATSOT: ARTICLE THREE IS ADOPTED.
Divided mostly along party lines, the House of Representatives approved
two of the four articles of impeachment against the President: perjury
before a grand jury...and obstruction of justice.
NATSOT: CLINTON AND WIFE WALKING TO PODIUM AT WHITE HOUSE.
After almost a year of denials, appeals, and finally contrition...Mr.
Clinton became the first President to be impeached in 130 years. But he
put the country on notice that he wasn't planning on going anywhere.
SOT (CLINTON): I AM STILL COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH PEOPLE OF GOOD FAITH
AND GOOD WILL OF BOTH PARTIES TO DO WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR COUNTRY TO BRING
OUR NATION TOGETHER TO LIFT US UP....IT'S WHAT I TRIED TO DO FOR SIX
YEARS IT'S WHAT I INTEND TO DO FOR THE NEXT TWO UNTIL THE LAST HOUR OF
THE LAST DAY OF MY TERM.
NATSOT: DEMCOCRATS WALKING OUT.
At one point, the Democrats temporarily walk out of the
House...protesting their failed attempt to censure the President instead
of impeaching him.
And the controversy claimed another significant victim.
SOT 4405 (REP. BOB LIVINGSTON/R-LA.): I WILL NOT STAND FOR THE
Bob Livingston announced he would step aside as incoming House
Speaker...because of his own marital infidelities.
The impeachment issue was them formally passed on to the Senate...
NATSOT: HYDE PRESENTING ARTICLES TO SENATE OFFICER.
...where preparations are underway for a trial.
STAND-UP (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): A CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES POLL TAKEN
AFTER THE IMPEACHMENT VOTES SUGGESTS THAT, BY A TWO TO ONE MARGIN,
AMERICANS WANT THE PRESIDENT TO COMPLETE HIS TERM. J-F...WASHINGTON.))
He'd hinted at it -- and yes Democrat Virgil Goode did buck his party.
Goode voted for impeachment on three of the four articles.
Fellow democrat Rick Boucher voted against all four articles.
And, as expected Republican Bob Goodlatte voted for all four.
Ellen Qualls spoke with them today.
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Just a few hours after dealing with the aftermath of impeachment, President Clinton was dealing with Iraq, announcing the end of a four day attack.
Calling the mission complete, the President said the strikes inflicted significant damage on Saddam Hussein's weapons programs.
He said U.S. troops will maintain a strong presence in the region and continue to monitor Iraq's activities.
U.N. sanctions will remain in place, though Iraq will still be allowed to sell oil in exchange for food.
Most polls show Clinton enjoying support from many Americans.
But, here in Southwest Virginia feelings are largely mixed.
David Johnson has more.
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((Mindy Barber just earned her Bachelor's Degree from Radford University and a certificate to teach.
She's ready to lead children, but fears the President's example has already misinformed the next generation.
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((MINDY BARBER; GOING INTO THE FIELD AS AN EDUCATOR, I FIND IT REALLY SAD BECAUSE A LOT OF OUR STUDENTS COME TO US FOR SOME DIRECTION. THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE GOVERNMENT. AND IT'S VERY HARD FOR US TO ADDRESS THAT.))
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Even before the House voted to impeach Clinton several graduates felt that was the way most congressmen should vote.
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Others felt the vote was clearly partisan.
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((ANDREA CHARITY; I JUST THINK THAT IT IS REALLY ONE-SIDED. HE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO BE PUNISHED FOR SOMETHING THAT INVOLVED TWO CONSENTING ADULTS. EVEN THOUGH HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF OUR COUNTRY, IT'S BEEN DONE BEFORE. HE JUST GOT CAUGHT.))
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((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SOME FEEL THAT CLINTON SHOULD FOLLOW THE LEAD OF SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE ELECT BOB LIVINGSTON AND RESIGN.))
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((ANDREA CHARITY; HE NEEDS TO SET AN EXAMPLE. HE HAS TAKEN BLAME FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE BUT HE NEEDS TO SET AN EXAMPLE. HE'S DONE WRONG AND HE NEEDS TO STEP DOWN.))
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((WILLIAM BOWERS; I THINK CLINTON, FOR HIS OWN INTEREST, HE SHOULD RESIGN AS QUICK AS HE CAN.))
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But, so far the president says he hasn't considered resigning his office.
Now his fate is in the hands of the Senate.
David Johnson, News 7, Radford.))
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Still ahead--the federal government has some bad news for tobacco farmers.
And, an expert has some tips on ways you can protect your child from being abducted.
That's coming up when the news continues.
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It's a parent's worst nightmare--having your child abducted.
But an expert on the matter says there are some safeguards that could help protect your youngster.
Joann Donnellan produces the missing children's segment of the T-V show "America's Most Wanted".
Donnellan helps law enforcement officials recover missing children.
The Radford alumnus advises parents to keep kids close by and to have basic information about them.
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((JOANN DONNELLAN/CHILD ADVOCATE; KEEP FINGERPRINTS OF YOUR CHILD. KEEP RECORDS. DO VIDEO TAPES. HAVE PICTURES AVAILABLE. IT'S GOOD PREPARATION FOR JUST IN CASE BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN SOMETHING CAN HAPPEN.))
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Donnellan was the guest speaker at today's winter commencement ceremonies at Radford University.
General Electric bucks the trend of companies forecasting lower-than-expected profits.
And tobacco growers get some grim news from the government.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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This week on the Review, things are looking up at General Electric.
The company that has a plant in Salem expects profits to rise between 15 and 20 percent next year.
Not so good news for tobacco farmers.
The U-S Department of Agriculture is slashing the quota on flue-cured tobacco by 18-percent.
Growers say they're the victims of a national war on cigarettes.
The Virginia Department of Transportation finished its study of Interstate-81.
The price tag for widening the highway?
Could be three-and-a-half billion dollars.
The project won't be finished until the year two-thousand-20.
The Ericsson Corporation is moving 130-new jobs into Lynchburg.
The company is moving its cell phone distribution center to the Hill City from Texas.
The move will be complete early next year.
Carilion is getting ready to move into its newest building.
Construction on the 57-million dollar New River Medical Center is 97-percent complete.
The hospital near Radford is supposed to open in March.
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Wall Street continues its climb despite battles in Baghdad and on Capitol Hill.
Both the Dow and the Nasdaq had winning weeks.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg. ))
Up next--a local church is serving up a soulful feast for the Christmas holidays..
And, two area churches team up in support of an African farming village.
More when the news continues.
This Christmas you can buy an exotic gift -- and help build a medical center in Africa at the same time.
A new store has opened on the Roanoke city market to help an African community.
Tina Tenret takes us inside.
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((Walk into The Binaba Shop -- and the music and artifacts let you taste Africa.
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Craftsmen in Kenya carved family trees from rare ebony -- you can still see the tree bark.
They dyed soft soapstone called kisii with vegetables.
Tribal masks, actually worn in the Congo, carry their own stories.
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St. John's Episcopal Church and the Deliverance Church Ministries, both in Roanoke, are reaching out to Binaba -- a small farming village in Ghana.
The Sahara desert is drying up Binaba's crops, so Roanoke volunteers are trying to grow cottage industries there instead.
They import clothes hand-woven in Binaba, for example, to sell on racks in Roanoke.
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((WENDY MOORE/VOLUNTEER: OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE THEIR MEDICAL COMMUNITY OVER THERE SO WE WILL BE USING ANY OF THE PROFITS FROM OUR LITTLE NON-PROFIT SHOP TO PURCHASE MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND EVENTUALLY WORK TOWARD A MEDICAL CLINIC.))
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Everyone here works as a volunteer.
They will not say by how much they mark up prices -- but business is brisk.
A mahogony table and chairs -- traditionally used for birthing in Africa -- sold for 19-hundred-dollars.
Other items go for much less.
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((MARILYN HENDERSON/VOLUNTEER: WE HAD AN ARCHAEOLOGIST WHO CAME IN WHO WAS JUST THRILLED AT OUR STORE. HE SAW THE ARROWS, THE BOWS, THE QUIVERS AND HE WAS THRILLED BECAUSE HE SAW THEY'D REALLY BEEN USED.))
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: A GROUP OF CHURCH VOLUNTEERS PLANS TO GO TO BINABA NEXT SUMMER. ONE OF THE THINGS THEY WANT TO DO IS TAKE AMERICAN DESIGNS TO MIX WITH AFRICAN FABRICS, TO CREATE A PRODUCT THEY CAN SELL HERE. TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE.))
The Harrison Museum of African-American Culture was getting into the spirit of the season by appealing to the tastebuds.
The group held its annual "Soulful Christmas" celebration this evening.
Coordinators say it's all about the community getting to know what the museum is about.
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((RAMONA CALDWELL/VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR; WE HOPE YOU GET OUT OF IT A SENSE OF UNITY AND KNOW THAT THE HARRISON MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE PROMOTES UNITY. SO WE HAVE INVITED EVERYBODY TO THIS EVENT.))
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The evening started with some caroling, followed by fun and games, and sampling of soul food, including pigs feet, fried chicken and collard greens.
The day after Christmas, the museum will showcase Kwaanza, a seven day African-Amercian celebration on the principles of unity.
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The Jets and Skins soar to Saturday wins in the NFL.
The Hokies lose a heartbreaker in hoops, Carolina opens the bowl season with a win, and we'll tell you why George Welsh hates to shower with his clothes on.
But first Michael Jordan still plans to go through with his original retirement plans according to his good firend Charles Barkley.
Charles says as soon as the lockout ends, Jordan is history.
Charles is coaching tonight's all-star charity game in Atlantic City, but Jordan isn't playing.
Now tonight's scores.
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The Washington Redskins overcame a fourth quarter deficit, some inspired play from Buccaneer Ronde Barber, and the reputation that they were a bunch of quitters as they beat Tampa Bay 20-to-16 last night.
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Ronde played a tremendous game from his right cornerback spot. Watch him turn on the burners and catch up to Albert Connell at the last second and knock the pass down.
In the third quarter, Connell would get the best of Ronde on this quick post route. But Ronde will use his speed to catch Connell from behind inside the 10. The Skins had to settle for a field goal.
Because Ronde made yet another play on this drive breaking in front of Leslie Shepherd and making the diving deflection.
The Skins were down 16-to-7 at the start of the fourth quarter, but they completed the 13 point comeback as Stephen Alexander makes the one handed TD catch of the 15 yard toss from Trent Green.
That made it 20-to-16 Redskins.
But it took the old veteran Darrell Green to seal the deal. His interception with just over a minute to play ensured the 20-to-16 win.
The Redskins have now come from behind in the fourth quarter to win twice in the last three weeks.
That's an amazing stat when you consider the Skins went their first 76 games under Norv Turner without coming back to win in the fourth quarter.
The loss also damages Tampa Bay's playoff hopes.
In the AFC yesterday, the New York Jets clinched their first divisional title since Broadway Joe got them one in 1969.
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Yesterda Bill Parcells and the Jets beat the Bills in Buffalo 17-to-10.
Vinny and Jets were tough all day as Testaverde hooks up with Wayne Chrebet on a seven yard score. It's 7-to-nothing in the first.
But Doug Flutie would ad lib his way through a screen to Thurman Thomas, who dances in from 25 yards out. It's 7-all at halftime.
The Jets got a field goal and then this 71 yard TD
from Testaverde to Dedric Ward in the second half.
The Jets win it 17-to-10 and wrap up the AFC East.
The Bills can still get in the playoffs this weekend, if the Oilers lose to the Packers today.
The Virginia Tech Hokies lost a heart breaker last night to the West Virginia Mountaineers up in Morgantown.
The final score was WVU 69 and Tech 68.
That aint' the half of it.
With 23 seconds to go - Tech was top 68-to-63.
The Eers score six unanswered to win it by a point.
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The 1st annual Big Maroon Christmas Classic at Wm. Byrd wound up its three day, 8 team tournament last night.
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In the 3rd place game, Patrick Henry faced off against the host Terriers, who were down big early.
PH's Ray Johnson works the ball into Marcus Robertson who gets the basket and PH led at the half 26-to-25.
In the second half, Byrd's Curt Hetherington bangs in the paint and gets blue collar hoop for the Terriers.
But PH was too much last night as Tyrone Ferrell scores and the Patriots win it 59-to-46.
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In the championship nightcap, single-A Glenvar looked too upset triple-A Franklin County.
Seth Noonkester gets the assist to Scott Price, who drains the one handed jumper.
Shaun Helms then gets the Eagles on the board with this pass to Benji Layman. Franklin County is on top.
But Glanvar's Eric Johnston gets a layin for the Highlanders. But Franklin County wins it 68-to-60.
Outside the tourney, Northside beat Bassett by 10.
The Roanoke Express was in action last night on the road in Toledo skating against the Storm.
Toledo came into the contest in first in the Northwest division and Roanoke right near the top of the Northeast.
It was 1-all going to the third, and the Express loses it 3-to-2. The team will be back home next Wednesday.
Still to come tonight the postseason bowl season kicks off tonight in Las Vegas with North Carolina taking on
San Diego State.
And Steve Mason checks in with George Welsh who talks about his preference for a bath over a shower.
The North Carolina Tarheels got the 1998 bowl season started last night as they beat San Diego State in the Las Vegas Bowl.
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Freshman Ronald Curry - Remember him? - got the Tarheels on the board in the opening quarter as he ripped off a 48 yard touchdown run.
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The Heels win their fourth straight postseason bowl.
Last night's final is 20-to-13 thanks in part to this two point conversion. The Tarheels finish the year 7-and-5.
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When the Cavaliers roll into Atlanta for their Peach Bowl date with Georgia they will have plenty to worry about.
And Steve Mason says the last thing George Welsh needs to be concerned about is taking a shower in the dome.
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