Today on News 7, the U-S Senate begins the trial against President Clinton.
and over 13-hundred new jobs are coming to the Volvo plant in Pulaski County.
A period of rain with heavier showers will continue tonight. Temperatures will hold steady but will be very chilly.
A Roanoke health and fitness experts makes the most of a workout in the least amount of time.
Plus a new discovery in the prevention of colon cancer.
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The Senate trial against Bill Clinton begins with Virginia's Senators apparently on both sides of the issue.
The House managers began their three days of arguments today to the U-S Senate, with solemn reminders of their responsiblity... and grave accusations of misconduct.
Ellen Qualls is in Washington with the latest.
Jean, a methodical dissection of President Clinton's words and deeds is underway at this hour in the Senate chamber.
But for Virginians, it was a day that divulged differences in the two Senators who represent them in this hearing.
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Just two hours before Democratic Senator Chuck Robb was to begin sitting in judgment of his President-- he joined him onstage in Virginia to celebrate some crime-fighting successes.
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((PRESIDENT CLINTON: WE WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO THIS WITHOUT THE LEADERSHIP AND THE SUPPORT OF SENATOR ROBB.))
We asked Senator Robb if he had qualms about his impartiality.
He says no.
Meanwhile, Republican John Warner hinted again of new evidence he expects this hearing to reveal.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VIRGINIA: I OFTEN GO OUT AND TAKE MY PHONES IN THE OUTER OFFICE AND I LISTEN CAREFULLY. SOMETIMES I IDENTIFY MYSELF AND SOMETIMES I JUST LISTEN. THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA ARE SORT OF EQUALLY DIVIDED ON THIS. THEY'RE GOING TO LEARN A LOT MORE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. ))
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((REP. HENRY HYDE/R-ILLINOIS: MEMBERS OF THE SENATE, WHAT YOU DO OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WILL FOREVER AFFECT THE MEANING OF THOSE TWO WORDS "I DO."))
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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.))
The national chapter of the N-double-A-C-P says the Roanoke branch must hold another election for President.
Brenda Hale beat Martin Jeffrey by three votes in the race for Roanoke's N-double A-C-P president back in November.
But apparently part of the membership list was missing so many would-be voters were turned away.
National spokespeople say that might have affected the election results, so they say members will vote again within a month.
Until then, Martin Jeffrey remains president.
One of the biggest announcements in Governor Jim Gilmore's State of the Commonwealth speech last night was his plan to add more jobs to Southwest Virginia's economy. The Governor promised 13-hundred new jobs at Pulaski County's Volvo truck plant.
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Scott Goldberg has spent the day in Pulaski County getting reaction.
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It's tough going for Michigan residnets today-
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They woke to something we're familiar with- everything covered in ice.
Not an easy job getting to these cars this morning.
A semi-tractor trailer jacknifed on a freeway overpass. It took several hours to clear the road.
More snow is expected near Lake Michigan with accumulations up to six inches.
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The second storm in just a week left snow on the Big Apple.
Sidewalks and roads are slick- with a layer of ice underneath the snow.
Although it's not unusual in Albany, residents there are dealing with several inches of snow. They'll proabably get another three to six inches by evening.
Tonight that snow could change to sleet or freezing rain.
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(toss to Robin)
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Still to come on the newscast, a prolonged tax battle is over for a New River Valley Auto dealer.
And we'll head to the kitchen to celebrate the start of a new season for one of the nation's longest running cooking series.
A member of the Giles Rescue squad is accused of embezzling thousands of dollars in bingo money.
Donna Lynn Thomas, seen here with her husband, was indicted this week by a grand jury.
She's accused of taking nearly 95-hundred dollars in 1996 while acting as the squad's bingo treasurer.
Squad officials say they notified the sheriff's department after a routine audit detected money was missing.
Bingo proceeds help the volunteer rescue squad pay its bills.
Thomas has been suspended from the squad pending the outcome of the case.
Shelor Automotive this afternoon paid Montgomery County nearly 300-thousand dollars in delinquent taxes.
The amount is what county officials say Shelor owes in merchants' capital taxes for 1997.
The merchants capital tax is a tax levied against a business'
unsold merchandise at the end of each year.
The company was forced to pay the amount, which also includes penalties and interest, after the county treasurer this morning placed a lien on Shelor's bank account.
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((LARRY SHELOR/SHELOR'S AUTOMOTIVE:WE DON'T THINK WE'RE BEING TREATED FAIRLY BY THIS TAX LAW AND THAT IT'S NOT GOOD FOR ANY MERCHANT BUT ESPECIALLY A CAR DEALER, THE WAY IT IMPACTS OUR BUSINESS, IT'S A HUGE BURDEN FOR US. ))
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Shelor has filed a lawsuit against the county pertaining to the merchant's capital tax.
A hearing is scheduled for next month.
For years folks across the nation have been looking to Roanoke to find out what's for dinner. Cookin' Cheap is seen on every PBS station in America. Steve Pardon sat down with the stars of the locally produced show to find out the ingredients to their success.
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(((Open of Show- 1:47 to 1:50 on beta tape...arghhhh! and Slam sound -3 seconds only)
From the very open of Cookin' Cheap on PBS, you can tell that this isn't your ordinary cooking show. It's been that way for almost 20 years. This week Laban Johnson and Larry Bly started taping their 19th season of the now nationally syndicated program. Who's watching? The demographics cross all boundaries. From gradeschoolers who liken the show to a three stooges cook off to college kids on a low budget and old ladies who send them gifts. From the vast amounts of letters they get you can tell they know how to keep a CAPTIVE audience.
(6:24 on beta- I'm in a NJ prison...well one more year I've got to watch you guys, hahhahahah 6:33))
The pace of the show is upbeat but the stars have slowed down a bit since 1996 when Laban had a serious heart attack. This will be the duo's first season back on a full 26 episode schedule.
(1:45:03- I cant do very much...cooking prone, we hope not we hope not 1:45:16)
As the show approaches the new millennium its obvious that the ones in front of the camera aren't the only reason for its success.
(1:45:38 the people who work behind...pushing buttons back there 1:45:52)
Carol Jennings does more than just push buttons...its her job to try and keep these 2 on time and track.
(2:07:47- There's no keeping them under control...up with next. 2:07:52)
10 years ago another face stepped in front of the camera. Doris Ford paid $250 during a fund drive for the chance to do a guest spot on the show. She never left.
(2:10:21 You know I'm 67 years old...big plus for me- 2:10:37)
The recipe for the shows success ? Most everyone will tell you its chemistry. After almost 2 decades together Laban Johnson and Larry Bly still make cooking a casserole fun.
(1:46:53 We've just developed... its all about 1:47:12)
Steve Pardon, News 7.)
Opera Roanoke is getting ready for its next production. Patrick Evans tells us its a more up close and personal view of Opera.
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Opera Roanoke is famous for lavish productions of big ticket operas like La Traviata and Madame Butterfly, but that's not all they do.
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"The Atrium Concert Series" is a more intimate setting for operatic performances, and Patrick Evans is on hand for the rehearsal of the latest performance.
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Richard Petty avoids a close shave. Mike Stevens will explain in Sports.
Next on health check --
Certified Personal Trainer Teri Humphries has some easy new exercise steps using an old favorite --
with a program that burns 150 calories in just 20 minutes.
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((TERI HUMPHRIES/CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER: JUMPING ROPE IS A GREAT CARDIOVASCULAR THING TO DO, IT'S INCORPORATED NOW INTO A LOT OF THE KICK BOX CLASSES AS WELL, IT KIND OF HELPS YOU TO CROSS TRAIN.))
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It's good for your bones -- it even helps to relieve symptoms of
P-M-S and migraines.
Now a new study claims calcium may also improve your chances of
fighting colon cancer.
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A New England Journal of Medicine report finds taking calcium daily may prevent colon cancer.
Volunteers took 12-hundred milligrams of calcium a day for four years.
Results showed those who received calcium supplements had a 24-percent decrease in the number of polyps or cancerous growths.
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((CALCIUM IS AN EASY THING TO TAKE. DOESN'T CAUSE PEOPLE A LOT OF SIDE EFFECTS AND IF IT WERE TO HELP, EVEN A LITTLE BIT, THEN GREAT.))
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The study in today's issue of the medical journal provides the most comprehensive and compelling evidence that calcium reduces the risk of colon cancer.
The Center for Bariatric Medicine in Roanoke is trying to help dieters keep their New Year's Resolutions to lose weight and stay healthy.
A couple of times a week patients at the Center get a lesson in fitness from experts.
Certified Personal Trainer Teri Humphries taught a class today that burns 150 calories in 20 minutes.
The class incorporates jumping rope with intervals of toning exercises, like squats and push ups.
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((TERI HUMPHRIES/PERSONAL TRAINER: I THINK WITH TODAY'S BUSY SCHEDULES PEOPLE ARE SO OVERWHELMED WITH EVERYTHING, SO I THINK IF THEY GET TWENTY MINUTES, THEY'RE LUCKY SO THEY CAN ACTUALLY TAKE WHAT IS A TEN MINUTE PROGRAM DOUBLE IT UP, REPEAT IT TWICE, WHICH IS WHAT THIS PROGRAM DOES AND THEN THEY'VE GOT THEIR TWENTY MINUTE WORKOUT FOR THE DAY.))
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Internist Doctor Linda Bernson says counting every calorie is not the answer to healthy weight loss.
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((DR. LINDA BRUNSON/INTERNIST: THEY USED TO SAY JUST 20 A DAY THREE TIMES A WEEKS WAS ADEQUATE, NOW THEY'VE REALLY UPPED THAT WHERE PEOPLE IN ORDER TO STAY HEALTHY NEED TO BE DOING AT LEAST THIRTY MINUTES OF EXERCISE EVERYDAY, AND THIS CAN JUST BE AS SIMPLY AS WALKING.))
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Doctor Bernson says obesity is a health problem that leads to many health risks including diabetes and heart disease.
Today in Sports, one of Virginia Tech's Coaches tells Florida, thanks, but no thanks.
With that and an interview from the King, here's Steve Mason.[S5-Foster]
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Thank You ladies and its time for the two minute ticker.
Hokie fans can rest a little easier.
Because Tech defensive Coordinator Bud Foster has turned down the same coaching position with Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators.
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The Nascar Media Tour is always full of big announcements and surprises. And this year they've not only been bigger but hairier.
Mike Stevens explains.
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that's a rap for five, have a great Thursday everybody.
A story about a million dollar dog who wanted to buy Sylvester Stallone's house could be a hoax.
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Monday a group of people paraded a dog around Stallone's house saying he was Gunther the world's richest dog. Now they admit he's not the real thing.
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((BARRY MORSE-GUNTEHR CORP.: HE'S GUNTHERS STAND-IN. THE REAL GUNTHER YOU WILL NEVER SEE FOR SECURITY REASONS. REPORTER: BUT WE WERE ALL BROUGHT HERE MONDAY AND WE WERE TOLD DIRECTLY THAT WAS GUNTHER. MORSE: YES. BUT THAT WAS A LIE. IT WAS NOT TRUE.))
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The Guiness Book of World Record does list a dog named Gunther as the world's richest canine.
It says he inherited millions of dollars from a German countess. Now even that is being questioned.