Next on News 7, a manhunt is underway in Henry County, where police believe a murder suspect fired shots at a police car.
President Clinton prepares for a Senate trial, and questions are raised about the attack on Iraq.
And a woman in Texas is the mother of the first known surviving set of OCTuplets...
News 7 is next.
There's all-out manhunt going on tonight in Henry County.
Someone shot at a deputy around seven this evening and police say the shooting has continued through the night..
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Christy Hubley is there with more..
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The body of the man found beaten to death in Franklin County yesterday has been identified as Wesley B. Smith of Roanoke.
Police are still investigating--but the murder has some area residents concerned for their safety.
[IN Q=Authorities say a local]
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[SUPER=01-Hubert Quinn/Local Resident; :16]
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[SUPER=01-Crista Moody/Ferrum Student; :54]
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((Authorities say a local resident discovered a body in this field near the corner of Franklin Street and Saw Mill Road.
Hubert Quinn's home is just yards away from the site.
He said he noticed several investigators in the area and went down to check it out.
[IN Q=THEY DIDN'T]
((QUINN; THEY DIDN'T GO INTO MUCH DETAIL. JUST THAT THEY THOUGHT SOMEONE HAD BEEN MURDERED OVER THERE, MAYBE HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A BASEBALL BAT. AND THEY FOUND THE BAT IN THE CREEK AND THE BODY ABOVE IT.))
[OUT Q=ABOVE IT.]
Officials say-- and these blood stains indicate, the victim suffered massive head injuries.
Authorities think the victim was from Roanoke and was in his mid-20s.
[IN Q=WE'RE JUST]
((EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT; WE'RE JUST FOLLOWING UP ON SEVERAL LEADS RIGHT NOW BASICALLY WITH INDIVIDUALS THAT HE WAS LAST SEEN WITH AND LAST KNOWN TO BE WITH.))
[OUT Q=TO BE WITH.]
Crista Moody is one of several area residents who have become unnerved following the killing.
[IN Q=MY HUSBAND]
((CRISTA MOODY/FERRUM STUDENT; MY HUSBAND WORKS MOST NIGHTS. THAT LEAVES ME AT HOME ALONE WITH OUR TWO CHILDREN. I USUALLY DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT LOCKING THE DOORS OR ANYBODY STEPPING IN TO MY HOME. BUT I LOCKED THEM LAST NIGHT. I WAS KIND OF SCARED.))
[OUT Q=KIND OF SCARED.]
Members of the Senate begin talking about what happens next if the President's impeachment.
Lee Cowan has the latest from Washington.
[IN Q=The president left]
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Orin Hatch/(R) Utah; :26-quick]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Capital Hill]
((THE PRESIDENT LEFT CHURCH THIS MORNING WITH MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS.
A DAY AFTER HE ENDED A WAR, WATCHED THE HOUSE SPEAKER
DESIGNATE RESIGN, AND FOUND HIMSELF IMPEACHED, IT SEEMED THE PRESIDENT
WAS GUIDED BY LITTLE MORE THAN A GUTT FEELING ABOUT WHAT COULD HAPPEN
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(( SUPER: SEN. ROBERT TORRICELLI//D-NJ )) (( SOT AT 10:31:47 )) "He
knows that --- removal from office."
BUT AT THIS POINT, THE ONLY REAL CERTAINTY SEEMS TO BE AN
AGREEMENT AMONG SENATORS THAT WHATEVER HAPPENS NEXT, SHOULD HAPPEN
(( COURTESY: NBC ))
(( SUPER: SEN. ORIN HATCH//R-UT ))
(( SOT AT 9:28:05 ))
"This matter could -days or weeks."
BUT THE QUESTION REMAINS, HOW - THROUGH A TRIAL? FOR SOME SENATORS, EVEN
THAT'S UP IN THE AIR.
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(( SUPER: SEN. CHRISTOPHER DODD//D-CT )) (( SOT AT 9:24:23 )) "There's
no absolute - address the issue."
AND DESPITE CALLS FOR AN END TO BITTER PARTIAN BICKERING -
THE WHITE HOUSE SEEMS TO BE GEARING UP FOR THE FIGHT OF ITS LIFE.
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(( SUPER: JAMES CARVILLE//DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST )) (( SOT AT 9:35:52 ))
"We're going organize --- pay for what they did!"
ALL OF IT COMES AS THE PRESIDENT'S OPERATION DESERT FOX CONTINUES TO
COME UNDER FIRE.
SADDAM HUSSEIN IS CLAIMING VICTORY - JUST AS PENTAGON
OFFICIALS ADMIT THAT ONLY A THIRD OF THE NEARLY 100 TARGETS IN IRAQ WERE
DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
AT BEST, 80 HOURS OF BOMBING HAVE DONE LITTLE MORE THAN SET SADDAM
HUSSEIN BACK ABOUT A YEAR.
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(( SUPER: MADELEINE ALBRIGHT//SECRETARY OF STATE )) (( SOT AT 9:02:31 ))
"It is very hard to say -has been destroyed."
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(( SUPER: WILLIAM COHEN//SECRETARY OF DEFENSE )) (( SOT AT 10:50:00 ))
"We had very specific - have been met."
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))
A woman in Texas is the mother of the first known surviving set of OCTuplets.
One of the 8 babies was born 12 days ago, the other 7 delivered by Cesarean today at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital.
The children weigh between 11 and 27 ounces.
[IN Q:we are hopeful]
((DR. PATTI SAVERICK/TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL; WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT ALL THE BABIES WILL SURVIVE. THEY ARE CRITICALLY ILL NEWBORNS SO WE CAN'T SAY FOR SURE EVERYTHING'S GOING TO BE OK, BUT RIGHT NOW EVERYTHING'S ALRIGHT;))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Patti Saverick/Texas Children's Hospital]
[OUT Q=everything;s alright]
Doctors say the Mother, 27 year old Nkem ChukWU took fertility drugs.
She was so dedicated to helping them all survive, she even offered to stop eating to give the babies more room to grow.
Still ahead -- Lynchburg city officials announce some changes in government..
And, an official in Clifton Forge says he's found a way to make money off of the city's water.
We'll explain when the news continues.
Lynchburg's city government has made some changes to better serve its citizens.
City leaders Friday unveiled a new organizational structure for all its branches of municipal government.
The result, officials say, will be a more "consumer- friendly" City Hall.. where city employees and departments that perform well are rewarded.
[IN Q=We have areas]
((CHARLES CHURCH/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: WE HAVE AREAS, PARTICULARLY ONE COMES TO MIND, WHERE I DON'T THINK THAT WE'RE DOING OUR BEST IN TERMS OF CUSTOMER SERVICE. I THINK THIS STRATEGY WITH THE FOCUS HERE AND THE ACCOUNTABILITY WILL PUT A CLEAR RESPONSIBILITY THERE FOR GETTING A VERY DIFFERENT RESULT AND HAVING A HIGHER LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Church/Lynchburg City Manager; :00]
[OUT Q=customer satisfaction.]
Church also announced the appointment of Curtis Randolph to the position of deputy city manager.
Randolph has been with the city for 12 years, most of that as assistant city manager.
He replaces Reggie Whitley who will continue to serve as a paid consultant on a number of city projects.
Finances were so bad in Clifton Forge a few months ago that officials thought about filing for bankruptcy.
Now, the city manager is considering a new business venture--selling bottled water.
The idea may bring the city as much as a million dollars a year.
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[IN Q=We have a unique]
((DICK MAGNIFICO/CITY MGR.: WE HAVE A UNIQUE ENTERPRISE IN CLIFTON FORGE. WE HAVE A WATER PLANT THAT IS LOCATED IN A NATURAL FOREST AND WE HAVE IN EXCESS OF ABOUT 500 THOUSAND GALLONS OF THE MOST PURE, WONDERFUL WATER AVAILABLE EACH DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Magnifico/City Mgr.;]
[OUT Q=available each day.]
A possible name for the product is The Alleghany Highlands Spring Pure Water.
Now officials say they'll need to contact bottlers and figure out transportation costs.
They plan to market their product to area stores.
If you still want to know more about the impeachment you can head to the web..
And, Jerry Falwell plans to conduct one of the first cyber wedding ceremonies.
Details in this week's WebWatch.
[IN Q=As the impeachment]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty University Chancellor; :40]
As the impeachment battle moves from the House to the Senate, you can catch up with what's happened so far on the House website, including the judiciary committee's report and latest roll call votes.
Operation Desert Fox is over... you can have your own personal mission briefing at the Defense Department's Desert Fox website, including photographs and streaming video from the bombers gun cameras.
The Reverend Jerry Falwell will take a giant step into Cyber Space this month and perform one of the first legally recognized internet weddings... From Lynchburg, he'll marrying a couple in Pennsylvania on New Years eve.
[IN Q=with a laptop in]
((REV. JERRY FALWELL; WITH A LAPTOP IN FRONT OF ME, LOOKING AT THE COUPLE, I'LL HAVE AN EARPLUG IN LISTENING TO ALL THAT'S HAPPENING UP THERE, THEY'LL BE A SPEAKER THERE AT THE CHURCH AND A SCREEN, THEY'LL SEE ME, I'LL BE STANDING ON FRONT OF THEM.))
[OUT Q=front of them]
Sort of like this... the live ceremony itself will be private, hey you gotta protect bandwidth at a time like this... afterward it will be replayed for the public on the wedding website
Live AEP lake levels for Claytor and Smith Mountain lake are now just a phone call away... we have instructions on the News 7 Website.
And for the 44th consecutive year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command will fire up its special satelite to track Santa's progress Christmas Eve... you can too, at the Norad-Santa website... Hey looks like he's almost ready!
For links to all these sites, click on webwatch, on the wdbj website, at wdbj7-dot-com. ))
Still ahead -- Andrew Freiden we'll have your complete extended forecast..and Steve Mason will have highlights from today's NFL action.
That's coming up when the news continues.
Hundreds of children and adults on an American Indian reservation will have gifts this Christmas thanks to a fundraising effort in Clifton Forge.
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Joanne Jumping-Elk Steele and city officials began collecting gifts and money in mid-November.
For three years Steele has been organizing the drive to help-out her native Sioux Indian tribe.
A total of 230 gifts and 110 dollars were donated this year.
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[IN Q=We had people call]
((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MGR.: WE HAD PEOPLE CALL FROM LYNCHBURG, SALEM, AND ROANOKE WHO IN MANY CASES WERE EITHER NATIVE AMERICANS OR HAD TIES TO NATIVE AMERICANS. WE ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO GIVE LOCALLY FIRST BUT TO ALSO THINK ABOUT THOSE CHILDREN WHO MIGHT NOT BE LOCAL BUT HAVE A NEED.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Magnifico/Clifton Forge City Mgr.;]
[OUT Q=but have a need.]
Jumping Elk-Steele picked up the donations last week.
She's now on her way to the Lakota-Sioux reservation in South Dakota where she will distribute them.
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Highlights from a plethra of NFL games from today, But,
Lets start with our extra point. Ladies first of course. Lynchburg's own Donna Andrews competed in the thrre Tour Challengewith the likes of Hale Irwin, fred Couples and Annila Sorenstam. Andrews sinks the birdie on 17.
in the Lexus Open, Michale Jordan was on hand. His baskettball career is uncertain, maybe those distractitons caused MJ to miss this shot. Now your numbers.
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The Atlanta Falcons clinched their first NFC West division title in 18 years yesterday, caging the Lions 24-17.
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Jamal Anderson rushed for 147 yards and scored two touchdowns, one coming on this screen play in the first quarter to tie the game at 7.
[SUPER=36-Atlanta/24/Detroit/17;]Former UVa star Herman Moore grabbed this TD pass from Frank Reich, to make it 14-10
But Atlanta runs off the Silver Dome turf with the win, chanting encouraging words to the recovering Dan Reeves.
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On to Charlotte where the Carolina Panthers, not in the NFC West playoff picture at all, came from behind to beat the St. Louis Rams 20-13. trailing 10-nothing in the second quarter, Steve Beuerlein finds Mushin Mohammad on a 3 yard t
ouchdown strike. 10-7 [SUPER=36-Carolina/20/St. Louis/13;]Rams.
With 2 minutes and 44 seconds left in the game, Beuerlein connects with back up tight end Luther Broughton on a 68 yard TD pass play for the game winner.
The Cowboys sqeaked by the Eagles 13-9 to clinch their 7th NFC East title in the last eight years.
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Not even Santa Clause could gift wrap a Dallas win.
The Cowboys, without Deion, snapped a three game losing streak with trickery. Cowboy tight end Eric Bjornson scores on a fake field goal in the first quarter. 7-3 Cowboys.
Richie Cunningham provided two field goals as Dallas edges Philly.
The 1997 NFC East champion New York Giants won their third straight yesterday to keep slim playoff hopes alive.
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The key against Kansas City was defense and leading the way for New York was former Virginia star Percy Ellsworth.
Percy intercepted 2 passes on the day, his first pick came in [SUPER=36-New York/28/Kansas City/7;]the opening quarter
, he takes Elvis Grbac's pass down the left sildeline 74 seconds in to the game.
Kent Graham ran for a score and threw a touchdown pass to Amani Toomer to lead the Gaints to their 4 win in five games.
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On top of losing to New England, 49er quarterback Steve Young suffered a sprained left knee at the end of the game.
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He is scheduled to have an MRI today. San Francisco could not stop former Virginia star Chris Slade who sacks young in the first quarter. He was sacked five times and still threw for 267 yards and 2 TD's
[SUPER=36-New England/24/San Francisco/21;] With Drew Bledsoe out, Scott Zolak took over, and registered two TD pass
es on the day. He threw for 205 yards.
New England's Adam Vinetieri booted a 35 yarder with 1:45 to play as the pats beat the Niners 24-21.
Green Bay and Brett Favre's road to the super bowl will have to go through San Francisco this year. Yesterday, Farve played like he could win anywhere.
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A cold and..yes, snowy day on the frozen tondar as Favre and His packers battles the Tennessee Oliers.
Farve found his favorite target, hooking up with former Virginia Tech star Antonio Freeman on touchdown passes of 57
, 68,and 32 yards in the first half as [SUPER=36-Green Bay/30/Tennessee/22;]Green Bay clinches a playoff berth with a 3
Favre was 14 of 22 for 253 yards. He becomes the first NFL QB to throw at least 30 TD passs in five straight seasons. Freeman caught 7 passes for 186 yards.
Still to come in sports, Michael jordan relaxed on the golf course
and speaking of basketball stars, Northside product Chad briscoe is making a name for himself on and off the floor.
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No doubt Chad Briscoe wears many hats. The former Northside basketball star plays proffesionally in Sweden. Denise Allen says, the G.M of the Appy League's Pulaski Rangers might be sporting a santa clause hat this holiday season, considering, how much he gives to kids.
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[SUPER=03-Bassett/March 1991; :47]
[SUPER=01-Johan Ingerman/Bankeryd Player; 1:10]
[OUT Q=in their homes]
[IN Q=no running]
((NO RUNNING, JUST JUMP SHOTS. LET'S GO TEAM. ONE, TWO, THREE. TEAM!!))
[IN Q=ALL THESE BOYS]
((CHAD BRISCOE/BANKERYD COACH: ALL THESE BOYS APPROACHED ME AT THE VERY BEGINNING AND SAID IF AT ALL POSSIBLE WE WOULD LIKE TO COME WITH YOU TO THE STATES. SO IT WAS ALWAYS IN THE BACK OF THEIR MINDS. AS THEY SAY THE DREAM. SO TO MAKE THE DREAM COME TRUE FOR 11 YOUNGSTERS WHO HAD NEVER BEEN TO THE STATES BEFORE IS THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT I WOULD EVER HAVE.))
[OUT Q=WOULD EVER HAVE]
Chad Briscoe has been coaching these boys for two years, but he's been playing pro-ball in Sweden for the past four seasons.
An opportunity he never dreamed would be available to him.
[IN Q=i went over]
((I WENT OVER WITH A TEAM CALLED THE "TORCH BEARERS," LIKE "ATHLETES IN ACTION". WE PLAYED AND SHOWED OUR FAITH IN CHRIST AND THROUGH THAT I GOT PICKED UP BY A PROFESSIONAL TEAM IN SWEDEN.))
[OUT Q=IN SWEDEN]
The former Northside High school star has taken the opportunity to scratch some other career itches while overseas.
He works with church groups as well as teaching and coaching these 15 year olds.
He says acting as a tour guide for the past 10 days has given him a new insight to life in the U-S.
His Swedish guests were curious about our school system and...
[IN Q=why we have]
((WHY WE HAVE SO MANY FAT PEOPLE.))
((THEIR WAY OF FOOD, THEY DONT EAT A LOT. THEY ASKED WHEY WE ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE GUNS IN OUR HOMES BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE GUNS IN THEIR HOMES.))
[OUT Q=IN THEIR HOMES.]
The boys from Bankeryd won all six games they played in the Roanoke Valley.
Chad will return to his post as G-M for the Pulaski Rangers when his pro season is finishes.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.
One final note, recently a Christmas wish came true for a youngster.
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Three year old Sterling Grover out of Alaska has a life threatening disease. His dream was to always be a Seattle Seahawk. Well, through the make a wish foundation, Sterling's dream of being a seahawk for a day came true. He recieved a jersey and a helmet and was able to run on the practice field. Sterling got a locker and a jersey and met his favorite player, Joey galloway.
During the seawhawks game yesterday against Indianapolis, Galloway caught a TD pass and handed the ball to the yougster.
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