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History in the making- We'll have a live report on day one of the President's trial.
Shelor Automotive pays the end of year tax - but the fight is not over yet.
And Steve mason will have the ECHL disciplinary action over Hampton Roads' John Brophy and an Express player.
News 7 is next.
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President Clinton may testify in his own trial.
Jonathan Freed has the details on day one of the historic impeachment trial. He is live on Capitol Hill.
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[SUPER=01-Rep. James Rogan/(R) House Manager;]
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((THE SENATE WILL CONVENE AS A COURT OF IMPEACHMENT.
Once the Senators were in place again as jurors, the lead House
prosecutor opened the case against the President.
REP. HENRY HYDE/JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN/R-IL.: YOU
ARE SEATED IN THIS HISTORIC CHAMBER NOT TO EMBARK ON SOME GREAT
LEGISLATIVE DEBATE WHICH THESE STATELY WALLS HAVE SO OFTEN WITNESSED,
BUT TO LISTEN TO THE EVIDENCE AS THOSE WHO MUST SIT IN JUDGMENT.
But as the Senators sat and listened, it all sounded familiar...
..essentially, the same arguments that the President committed perjury
and obstructed justice in the Monica Lewinsky affair.
At one point, a tape was played of Mr. Clinton taking the oath of
office.....to drive home the prosecution's case.
The President stayed away from the trial...keeping to his official
schedule. The White House has said it is unlikely he would testify.
But some Republicans are now suggesting they might want to ask Mr.
Clinton to appear.
REP. JAMES ROGAN/R-CA/HOUSE MANAGER))
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For Virginia's Senators, the day was a visual reminder of their differences on this impeachment and this President.
Ellen Qualls is in Washington, where's she's spent the day checking on Chuck Robb and John Warner.
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(( At 11 a-m, Senator Chuck Robb was making nice with the President in public on their mutual successes in fighting crime.
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((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D-VIRGINIA: I'M GONNA TRY TO LEAVE SOMETHING FOR THE PRESIDENT TO TALK ABOUT IN TERMS OF HIS NEW INITIATIVE TODAY.))
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((PRESIDENT CLINTON: JOE AND CHUCK AND I WERE RIGHT. ))
On his way to the 1 p-m impeachment hearing we asked the Senator if he had qualms about the appearance just before sitting in judgment.
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((SEN. CHUCK ROBB: OH NO. THE REGULAR FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT HAVE TO GO ON, AND WE HAVE BEEN DOING THAT FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS.))
His Republican counterpart is less positive about the President's recent public appearances.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VIRGINIA: I HAVE FOUND IT DISCOURAGING THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ALMOST IN A SENSE OF MOCKING THIS IMPORTANT WORK BEING UNDERTAKEN BY THE CONGRESS...I THINK HE WENT TOO FAR IN SAYING SORT OF NOTHING'S GOING ON DOWN THERE ON CAPITOL HILL. I THINK HE'S SOBERING UP A LITTLE BIT NOW.))
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((REP. JAMES SENSENBRENNER/R-WISCONSIN: WHEN A CANCER EXISTS IN THE BODY POLITIC, OUR JOB, OUR DUTY, IS TO EXCISE IT.))
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((REP. HENRY HYDE/R-ILLINOIS: YOU HAVE PLEDGED TO PUT ASIDE PERSONAL BIAS AND PARTISAN INTEREST AND TO DO IMPARTIAL JUSTICE.))
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((ROBB: AND WE'RE GONNA CONTINUE TO GO ON WITH OUR BUSINESS. THANK YOU.))
Senator Warner tells us he sometimes slips out into his main office and answers his own phones. He doesn't always identify himself to the constituent that is calling. So keep registering those opinions with your senators they are listening. Ellen Qualls News 7, Washington.))
Residents living near an E-P-A Superfund site in Lynchburg got an update tonight on how the cleanup's going.
Federal authorities have spent the past three months gathering up and removing hazardous chemicals from the old Allen- Morrison sign company.
The city had known about the problem for more than a year before nearby residents were informed.. city leaders apologized tonight for that lack of communication.
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((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE FACT THAT I DIDN'T KNOW AND I THINK THE OTHER COUNCILMEN WERE EQUALLY SURPRISED THAT SOMETHING WAS GOING ON THAT THEY WEREN'T INFORMED OF. AND THE FIRST I HEARD OF IT WAS WHEN I OPENED THE NEWSPAPER, AND YES, I WAS SURPRISED BY IT.))
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E-P-A officials have taken soil and water samples to see if any portions of the site are contaminated.
Those results should be available in three months.
A greusome discovery in Northern California-
The body of a girl who disappeared seven months ago- was found.
13 year old Christina Williams disappeared from the Monterey County
area while walking her dog-
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This week a surveryor found human bones about three miles from where the girl was last seen.
((MICHAEL WILLIAMS/CHRISTINA'S FATHER: WE'VE GOT TO REMEMBER OUR DAUGHTER. REMEMBER HER. WE'VE GOT TO REMEMBER HOW SHE BROUGHT THIS COMMUNITY TOGETHER.))
((ALICE WILLIAMS/CHRISTINA'S MOTHER: I PRAY TO GOD WHOEVER TOOK OUR DAUGHTER I PRAY TO GOD THEY CATCH THEM SOMEDAY. WE KNOW! THERE'S BAD PEOPLE. THEY ARE AROUND US... DRIVING AROUND LOOKING FOR INNOCENT CHILDREN LIKE OUR DAUGHTER CHRISTINA.))
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Police don't know yet how Christina died.
Two men who had been seen in the area where Christina disappeared are still being sought as suspects.
Another one of the 18 men charged with sodomy in Roanoke City parks last Fall appeared in court today... to challenge the state law.
Suspended city school teacher Shane Wolfe doesn't admit he solicited the two detectives.
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((CERTAINLY, NO ONE WANTS TO SEE PEOPLE HAVING SEX IN THE PARK OR IN VALLEY VIEW MALL OR ANY OTHER PLACE. BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT THIS ISSUE IS ABOUT. THE LAW SAYS EVERY CITIZEN OF VIRGINIA IS A CLASS-SIX FELON.))
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...meaning most- -if not all Virginian's- -have engaged in oral sex.
If the judge rejects the Constitutional challenge to the sodomy statute, Wolfe will be the first of the 18 men arrested in November to go to trial.
Roanoke's N-double-A-C-P must hold another election for president.
Brenda Hale beat Martin Jeffrey by three votes last November -- but national officials say that doesn't count.
Part of the membership list was missing so many would-be voters were turned away.
National officials think that may have influenced the result.
So the chapter must hold another election within a month, and in the meantime Martin Jeffrey gets to keep his seat as president.
A Bedford County man who fled the state last month before he could be sentenced on child molestation charges has been apprehended in Texas.
Earlier today, authorities in Portland, Texas arrested Roger Lee Crouch and his wife Linda.
Their case was profiled last week on the T-V Show "America's Most Wanted".
Police were concerned because the couple's 20-month old son Travis suffers from a congenital brain deformity and requires continuous medical care.
Travis is reported to be in good condition and is in the custody of child welfare authorities.
Montgomery County's largest car dealership made good today on a nearly 300-thousand dollar debt.
The amount is what the county said Shelor Automotive owed for the merchants capital tax, penalties and interest for 1997.
The tax is levied against a business' unsold merchandise at the end of the year.
Shelor refused to pay the bill saying the amount assessed was too high and that the tax unfairly targets car dealerships.
But today paid the delinquent tax bill after the county treasurer this morning placed a lien against the company's bank account.
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((ROBERT PARKER/MONTGOMERY CO. SPOKESMAN:WITH RESPECT TO 1997, EVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO OCCUR HAS OCCURRED, AS FAR AS THE COUNTY IS CONCERNED, THE TAXES HAVE BEEN PAID AND THE INTEREST HAS BEEN PAID AND THE CASE IS CLOSED.))
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Shelor, however, does have a lawsuit pending against the county challenging the 1997 tax bill.
A hearing is scheduled for next month.
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Coming up, a rescue worker in Southwest Virginia is indicted for embezzlement.
And chaos at a Utah T-V station after a woman opens fire.
Details straight ahead on News 7 at 11.
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An armed woman entered a Salt Lake City T-V station - wounding two people-
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The woman was wearing shooting range ear protection and carrying a grocery bag full of bullets.
When her request to speak to a reporter was denied, police say the woman started shooting.
The building manager was grazed with a bullet but wasn't seriously hurt.
The woman then went to an AT and T office on the 4th floor and critically wounded an employee there.
A witness says a receptionist refused to open the locked newsroom door- despite threats from the woman.
About 75 news personnel escaped down a back stairway.
Police say the woman apparently thought the TV station had been harrassing her.
A Giles County grand jury this week indicted a local rescue squad member for embezzlement.
Donna Lynn Thomas is accused of stealing nearly 95-hundred dollars in bingo money from the Giles volunteer rescue squad.
Squad officials notified the sheriff's department after a routine audit detected money was missing.
Thomas has been suspended from the squad pending the outcome of the case.
A squad official says members are dedicated and that he hopes the community doesn't judge the squad for the alleged actions of one person.
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What's good for Volvo trucks could be great for Pulaski County.
That's what local officials are saying tonight.
Volvo will add 13-hundred new jobs to its truck plant -- IF the General Assembly approves an incentive package.
Governor Gilmore announced the plan last night.
The new jobs would help Volvo make more trucks.
And that, in turn, would help out other businesses -- like one neighboring company that modifies trucks after they're made.
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((TOM WORRELL: IF THEY INCREASE PRODUCTION HERE, IT'S GOING TO INCREASE PRODUCTION AND EMPLOYMENT OVER WEHRE WE WORK.))
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If the deal passes, it will take three or four years to add the new jobs.
The financial incentives that persuaded Volvo Trucks to expand in Pulaski County could cost state and local governments up to 50 million dollars during the next decade.
But Governor Gilmore says the investment is worth it.
He says performance guarantees will insure that Volvo delivers on the promise of jobs, before the company receives the incentives.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THIS ANALYSIS HAS BEEN DONE. WE'RE NOT EVER GOING INTO A LOSING POSITION ON THIS. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CREATION OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS, WORKING MEN AND WOMEN IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. AND THAT'S MY POLICY.))
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The deal hinges on approval of the Virginia Investment Partnership, a program that will encourage manufacturers to modernize, expand and hire more workers.
It appears that Gilmore's proposal has strong bipartisan support in the General Assembly.
A controversial rezoning in Salem has some people coming out fighting.
They've filed a lawsuit, to keep the Elizabeth Campus as it is.
City council wants most of the property available for light industry.
Four opponents have filed suit to overturn the rezoning. They argue the land-use change would ruin property values in the neighborhood.
Salem's city manager calls the move "political" and says he's confident council's decision will stand.
Just ahead on News 7 at 11, she's no horse whisperer...
She trains killer whales.
But the same techniques are working on stallions and mares.
A look at On Target horse training when we return.
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Killer whales and horses may not seem to have much in common.
But, Shawna Karrasch says they do when it comes to training them.
Stacey Martin has more.
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It's not uncommon for Shawna Karrasch to have a horse jump at her command.
After more than 15 years, she and husband Vinton have yet to come across a stallion who didn't bow down to their method of training.
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((SHAWNA KARRASCH/HORSE TRAINER:IT CERTAINLY WORKS FOR HORSES VERY, VERY WELL. THEY'RE QUICK LEARNERS. IT WORKS FOR ALL HORSES WHETHER THEY ARE VERY YOUNG, OLD, NO MATTER WHAT BREED, AGE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS.))
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((SHAWNA KARRASCH/HORSE TRAINER: ALL THE WAY TO BRAND NEW HORSES.))
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They call it On Target Training--a system that includes clicking que calls, commands and rewards.
The method isn't exactly new but its application is.
Shawna first learned about it while working as a trainer for killer whales at Sea World in San Diego, then expanded its use to more than just mammals.
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((SHAWNA KARRASCH/HORSE TRAINING:IT DEALS WITH POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT AND IT IS OPERANT CONDITIONING AND THAT'S HOW EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD LEARNS. AND, THAT MEANS THEY LEARN TO OPERATE ON THEIR ENVIRONMENT. HORSES ALL LEARN THAT WAY, PEOPLE LEARN THAT WAY, DOGS LEARN THAT WAY--RATS, PIGEONS, OTTERS, KILLER WHALES, THEY ALL LEARN THAT WAY.))
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Now the pair teach On Target to owners and riders who find it hard to train their horse.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: HORSE OWNERS WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE PAIR IN ACTION AND HEAR ABOUT THEIR METHOD THIS WEEKEND AT THE VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, LEXINGTON.))
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Despite being all set to resign, Jimmy JOhnson changed his mind and will stay with the Miami Dolphins. Dave Wannestadt's hirering as an assistant coach wasa key. also, Bill Cosby has purchased part of the new jersey nets. The NBA approved Bill as a part owner yesterday morning.
The East Coast Hockey League has suspended Hampton Roads coach John Brophy and Admirals player Jeff Corbett for a total of 21 games.
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Brophy recieves a six game suspension for both his antics off the ice, pushing Roanoke City Policemen and Roanoke Civic Center security, and his inability to control his team on the ice. He will serve four games of his suspension now and he will miss the final two games the Admirals play against Roanoke and WILL NOT be permitted in the building during those games.
The Admirals jeff Corbett is handed a 15 games suspension for the cheap shot on Roanoke's Jeremy Schaeffer. He will also sit out tthe final two games of the regular season against Roanoke, and will not be alllowed to play in any play off games against the Express.
Roanoke's J.F. tremblay will serve a two game suspension for an obscene hand gesture and for deragatory comments made to the Admirals in between periods outside the locker room.
Sources say an Express employee will be severely diciplined by the Express for deragatory actions on the night of the game.
The Express left for Dayton today and will play the Bombers tomorrow night. Newly acquired Dan O'Connell, who has been playing overseas, will make his Express debut.
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Roanoke was 21-8 and 3 in the first half of the ECHL season and looks to tighten up a few key areas in puirsuit of the cup.
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The Virginia men's basketball team came up short in it's bid to win the Cavliers first ACC game of the season last night, falling to N.C. State 82-72.
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Let pick it up with state on a run. Watch Kenny Inge make the nice pass and the Pack converts the ally oop for the lead.
The cacvaliers were lead by Chris Williams, here he knocks down the three pointer from way down town but it would not be enough.
[SUPER=34-N.C. State/82/Virginia/72;]Pete Gillen, lacking depth and quality players...really hurt.
The Cavs did play hard, Adam Hall makes the steal and goes in for the dunk but the Wolfpack wins it's first ACC game of the season 82-72
Bridgewatwer and Roanoke hit the hard wood in ODAC men's hoops over in Salem.
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Bridgewater would start the game on a 10-oh run. Matt Stevens with a skip pass to Brad harrington, he drills three.
Then, the Eagles Shane Burnett goes all the way to the rack and finishes and the Maroons had their backs up against a wall.
RC's Ben Halterman dishes inside to former Cave Spring star Alex Phillips, who makes strong move and
hoop. But the bridge still lead by 6.
That's my Nutritional Chemistry teacher, Dr. Odgen...got a b. liked him...
Roanoke's Jason Strikland hits the J butt Bridgewater wins at Roanoke for the fist time since 1987 76-60.
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Bonnie Henrickson's undefeated Tech women will close out a three game road swing tomorrow against St. Bonneventure. The 13th ranked Hokies have already disposed of two conference rivals.
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Second year player Tere Williams is averaging 16.8 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per contest, leading the team in both categories. The Super soph has also been named Atlantic 10 player of the week twice already.
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The Lady Hokies return home on the 22nd to host St.Joseph's.
Bud Fosters's decision to turn down the defensive coordinator's job at Florida surely indicates that the Hokie Football program is rock solid.
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This season Tech ranked among the top 11 teams nationally in six defensive categories.
And foster says the best is yet to come.
Still to come, we will take a trip on the nascar media tour with
Mike Stevens that has a touch of royalty, nothing petty about this story.
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Royalty has been a big part of the NASCAR media tour of late. Mike Stevens held court witht the King and some proud Pettys.
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