Today on News 7, as the trial of President Clinton enters its second day
at least one Representative tries to explain the process to future voters.
The weekend is looking pretty good for mid-January. The warmer numbers ahead.
On Health Check, obese children are leading to more cases of diabetes,
and it may take an act of the state Senate, but Roanoke could soon have another center for eye surgery.
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((THIS IS NOT ABOUT SEX. THIS IS ABOUT OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. THIS IS ABOUT A PATTERN, A SCHEME. THIS IS ABOUT A LOT OF LIES, A LOT OF PERJURY.))
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It is Day two of President Clintons Impeachment trial.
House prosecutors are again arguing there is enough evidence to remove the President from office.
Lee Cowan is covering the case from Capitol Hill- where he joins us live with the latest.
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(( ODDLY ENOUGH TOPIC ONE WAS THE WEATHER. TALK OF FLYING GEESE AND ICE ON
THE TREES.... HOUSE MANAGER BILL MCCOLLUM CALLED THEM BOTH AN AWE INSPIRING SIGHT-- MUCH LIKE THE AWESOME RESPONSIBILITY FACING THIS BODY
AND HIS DUTY TO ARGUE IN FRONT OF IT.
MCCOLLUM : NOW WE ARE GOING TI GO OVER THE FACTS
BUT HE QUICKLY GOT DOWN TO A LESS ROSEY PICTURE-- ALMOST PRAISING MONICA LEWINSKY AS A CREDIBILE WITNESS -- SAYING HER STORY DESERVED TO BE TOLD
REP. BILL MCOLLUM/R-FL/HOUSE PROSECUTOR
IF YOU HAVE ANY SIGNIFICANT DOUBT ... JUDGE HER CREDIBILITY FOR HERSELF.
AND IF THE SENATE TAKES THAT STEP HE ARGUED, WHY NOT GO FURTHER. IF ONE WITNESS CAN ADD SOMETHING-- SO WOULD OTHERS-- INCLUDING THE BIGGEST WITNESS OF ALL.
MCCOLLUM: LET'S CALL THEM ALL IN.... EVEN THE PRESIDENT.
SOME SENATORS STILL AREN'T CONVINCED.
SEN. JOSEPH BIDEN/D-DELAWARE:
THE PRESIDENT'S LEGAL TEAM AND THE PROSECUTION DO AGREE ON SOMETHING:
THE IDEA OF CALLING WITNESSES WILL PROVE SOMETHING-- BUT ACCORDING TO
THE WHITE HOUSE-- IT ONLY PROVES THE PROSECUTION DOESN'T HAVE A CASE.
JOE LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON:
THERE'S AN OBSESSIVE EFFORT TO PROVE...WEAKNESS IN THEIR CASE.
AS FOR THE PRESIDENT, IT WAS A DAY FILLED WITH CHEERING CROWDS AND AN
AIR OF LEVITY. ON THE ROAD IN NEW YORK, THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS
SEEMED A WORLD AWAY-- HIS SPIRIT BUOYED BY PRAISE FROM FRIENDS-- AND A
RESPONSE THAT SEEMED ALMOST PROPHETIC.
USUALLY YOU SAY THOSE KINDS OF THINGS AT A FUNERAL... NOT THERE YET.))
One magazine editors attempt to publish an article relating to the Clinton trial- cost him his job.
The Longtime editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association is out of work.
Dr. George Lundberg published a research article about American's sexual attitidues.
((E. RATCLIFFE ANDERSON JR/AMA EXEC. VICE PRESIDENT: DR. LUNDBERG, THROUGH HIS RECENT ACTIONS, HAS THREATENED THE HISTORIC TRADITIONS AND INTEGRITY OF THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION BY IN APPROPRIATELY AND INEXCUSABLY INTERJECTING JAMA INTO A MAJOR POLITICAL DEBATE THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SCIENCE OR MEDICINE. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.))
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The article explored what Americans mean by the phrase had sex.
One area congressman says even if the President is convicted by the Senate, it's not likely he'll be removed from office.
Sixth District Republican Bob Goodlatte was in Lynchburg today, explaining the impeachment process to government students at E-C Glass High School.
Goodlatte says there's probably not enough votes to oust Clinton.. but the process has already punished him.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: BUT HE'S REACHED IT BASED UPON HIS OWN ACTIVITIES AND IF THE MATTER IS RESOLVED EITHER WAY, I THINK IT IS GOOD FOR PROTECTING THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS MATTER IS CAREFULLY REVIEWED AND THAT'S THE PROCESS AND THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW.))
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Goodlatte also says it would be a mistake to let the Senate choose which witnesses will testify in the trial.
A jury in Danville is considering the case against a former city councilman charged with soliciting sex in a park.
Schoolteacher Freddie Willis is accused of approaching an undercover officer in Ballou Park last summer, and suggesting the two have oral sex.
Willis's defense is that the detective started the conversation, and he just played along to try to get away.
Closing arguments are just getting underway, in Danville circuit court.
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Still to come on the newscast, the trial of three V-M-I cadets accused of beating another student begins in Lexington,
And it will be at least two weeks before convicted murderer Emmett Cressell Junior will find out if he will spend the rest of his life in prison.
A foremer VMI cadet who claims he was a victim of hazing says he was struck approximately 10 times with a belt or a coat hanger.
But today in Lexington other cadets said the incidents were not as serious as George Wade said.
Travis Clemons, Thomas Upshaw, and Jonathan Gonzalez are the three VMI graduates accused of hazing.
They were upper classmen in 1997 when Wade was a RAT at VMI. Today in Circuit Court, Wade described the alleged abuse.
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Defense attorney Tommy Spencer argued that Wade was a willing participant.
Other cadets testified the episode did not cause any significant lasting injury.
Late this afternoon the judge in the case dimissed the charge against Thomas Upshaw. Testimony continues at this hour.
Also today, U.S. District Court Judge Jackson Kiser closed the books on the legal fight over the admission of women to VMI. The judge entered an order signifying that the Institute has complied with the federal government's requirements for co-education.
Emmett Cressell, Junior will have to wait another two weeks to find out if he'll receive life in prison.
A jury in November convicted Cressell of burning and beheading a former black marine.
He was supposed to be formally sentenced today.
But Cressell's attorneys asked for a delay to give them more time to prepare to argue for a 20-year sentence rather than life in prison.
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((MARK CLAYTOR/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:THE WHOLE IDEA IN A SENTENCING HEARING IS TO HUMANZIE THE DEFENDANT. WE'VE HEARD FROM EVERYBODY EXCEPT JR. CRESSELL AND WE GO INTO HIS BACKGROUND AS WELL AS HIS CRIMINAL RECORD AND JR. CRSSELL HAS A STORY TO TELL AND WE WANT TO TELL IT.
JEFF JOHNSON/VICTIM'S COUSIN:TO BE PREPARED TO CLOSE A CHAPTER AND NOT BE ABLE TO IS JUST, SORT OF TAKES THE WIND OUT OF YOU. ))
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Sentencing is now set for January 29th.
Those in the habit of recycling will have to find a new place to drop off unwanted plastic and mixed paper.
That's because after today Cycle Systems will no longer accept those products for recycling.
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((SHARON DICKENSON: I THINK IT'S REALLY A SHAME THAT WE'RE NOT SUPPORTING RECYCLING AS A COMMUNITY. IT'S PROBABLY A GOOD BUSINESS DECISION FOR THEM BECAUSE THERE PROBABLY AREN'T THAT MANY MARKETS FOR THEM RIGHT NOW FOR THE RECYCLED MATERIALS--SO MAY BE AS A COMMUNITY WE SHOULD BE INVESTING IN FINDING WAYS TO USE THE RECYLCED MATERIALS.))
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Cycle Systems says there's only a small market for mixed paper and none for plastic right now.
They're only getting 15 dollars a ton for paper and nothing for plastic.
The company plans to start accepting the products once again if market conditions improve.
The president of New River Community College is set to retire at the end of the year.
Ed Barnes has served as president since 1991.
But has actually been with the school for more than 20- years.
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((ED BARNES/NRCC PRESIDENT:I'LL BE 62 1/2 YEARS OLD AND I'D KIND OF LIKE TO DO A FEW THINGS WITH THE REMAINDER OF MY LIFE THAT MATCHES MY OWN PERSONAL PRIORITIES, MY PROFESSIONAL PRIORITIES HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY THE MOST WONDERFUL PRIORITIES ANYONE CAN HAVE WORKING AT THIS INSTITUTION. ))
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Barnes says he plans to spend time with his grandchildren, travelling and playing golf.
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If you're looking for ways to get the most out of your food dollars, Patrick Evans will have somebody you may want to listen to.
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens will explain why Nascar sponsors are playing a version of musical chairs.
and in Health check, doctors say today's obese children are setting themselves up for health problems in the future.
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((DR. LINDA BRUNSON/INTERNIST: BUT NOW WITH AS MANY OVERWEIGHT CHILDREN AS THERE HAS BECOME THEY'RE ALSO GETTING INSULIN RESISTANCE AND TYPE II DIABETES.))
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Vistar Eye Center could open the first surgery center in Virginia that bypasses the "certificate of public need process."
Roanoke Senator John Edwards may introduce a bill next week to allow the clinic to try-- on a pilot basis-- outpatient eye surgery outside of a hospital... without having to prove its cost-effectiveness to state regulators.
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((THEY THINK THEY CAN OPERATE THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER A LOT MORE CHEAPLY THAN THE HOSPITAL IS CURRENTLY DOING IT. AND THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH HAS QUESTIONED THAT. AND THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT. THIS MAY BE PERHAPS, GIVE THEM A CHANCE AND SEE IF THEY CAN OPERATE IT LESS EXPENSIVELY.))
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Carilion Community Hospital in Roanoke -- where the Vistar doctors now perform some of their surgeries-- says it would lose three million dollars a year without the eye surgeries.
Carilion says that could jeopardize emergency care for other patients.
More children are developing type two diabetes, commonly known as adult onset.
The Journal Pediatrics reports childhood obesity is increasing three times faster than adult obesity.
Roanoke Internist Doctor Linda Brunson (BERN-son) says overweight children are becoming insulin resistant.
But there is an easy solution to the problem.
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((DR. LINDA BRUNSON/INTERNIST: I THINK PARENTS COULD DO LOTS IF THEY WOULD KEEP THE JUNK FOOD OUT OF THE HOUSE AND CERTAINLY PEOPLE DON'T NEED DESSERT EVERYDAY AND I THINK IF PARENTS WOULD KEEP IT OUT OF THE HOUSE CHILDREN WOULD LEARN TO SNACK ON DIFFERENT THINGS AND I THINK WE NEED TO GET CHILDREN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO BE OUTSIDE, EXERCISING, DOING THINGS BESIDES SITTING IN FRONT OF THE TV OR THE COMPUTER.))
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Childhood obesity for every age group has doubled in the past 20 years.
That is a 100-percent increase.
We have a breaking story in Sports today. Here's Steve Mason with the latest on Hampton Admirals Coach John Brophy.
Good afternoon everyone, lets begin our ticker on the ice.
Hampton Roads coach John Brophy will face two charges of assault and battery against two employees of the Roanoke Civic Center. Roanoke prosecutor Don Caldwell made that decision late this afternoon, after reviewing game tapes.
Also, Brophy, Admirals player Jeff Corbett and Roanoke's J.F. Tremblay will miss a total of 23 games due to their actions last Sunday night.
Express GM Tony Mancuso met with ECHL director of Hockey operations Andy Van Hellamond about the incidents.
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Express PA announcer Slam Duncan, who made a comment that was directed at Hampton Roads during the post game show, has been forced to step down from his Express position.
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The Express said today, it plans to try and talk to the ECHL about retaining Duncan, more on that at 6.
If you're a NASCAR fan you know that drivers and sponsors often change with the wind.
Lets see if Mike Stevens has found that to be true on the Media Tour.
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coming up at six, Mike will have more for the NASCAR media tour and we will check in on the Ttech women hoopsters, who play St, Bonneventure tonight, see ya at 6.
Mick Jagger is heading to divorce court.
Jerry Hall has filed for divorce from Jagger after eight years of marriage.
Hall's attorneys made the announcement today in London.
The couple have lived together since the late '70's. They have four children ages one to 14.
The filing comes after the latest rumors in a string of Jagger's alleged affairs.
This time a Brazilian model has claimed she is pregnant with Jagger's child.
Hall has hired the same divorce lawyers who represented Princess Diana.
Thousands of people in Peru are flocking to a desert town for a mud bath.
They're wallowing in the sulfuric mud which is thought to have healing powers.
The mud contains sulfur, iron, calcium and other minerals.
The superstitious in the area say the spa's source is extraterrestrial.
The ponds are supposed to cure infertility. In fact, one of the mud baths is called the Twin Maker.
In the town of ten thousand, there are more than 100 pairs of twins on record.
Other ponds are alleged to cure arthritis, rheumatism, cataracts and muscle pain.
These days it can be difficult to make your food dollar last as long as you need it to.
Today, Patrick Evans takes us to a special program on how to make your food budget go further.