Today on news 7, a worker is killed in an industrial accident in Botetourt County. We'll have details.
and the country's chief economist says investing social security money in the stock market could do harm to the economy.
Fast moving weather systems promise more clouds than sun with passing showers as well through Sunday.
A new survey finds patients spend more time in the waiting room than the exam room...we'll tell you why.
And a new anti-obesity drug is showing promise.
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((IN THE PRESIDENT'S TESTIMONY IN THE JONES CASE THE PRESIDENT WAS EVASIVE, MISLEADING INCOMPLETE IN HIS ANSWERS.))
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While the President's attorneys admit their client was evasive in the Jones case, they also said today that the President told the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth when questioned another time beofre a federal grand jury.
President Clinton took to the road- visiting New York and Pennsyvlania- while the trial goes on in D-C.
That's where we find Lee Cowan who is on Capitol HIll with the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Gregory Craig/White House Counsel]
[Super=01-Rep. Bill McCollum/(R) Florida;]
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IT LOOKED LIKE A CAMPAIGN RALLY - THE PRESIDENT AND THE FIRST
LADY SEEMED ALMOST LIKE THE OLD FIRST FAMILY - SMILES BEEMING FROM EAR
TO EAR - SPOUTING ENCOURAGING WORDS ABOUT THE PARTY'S PLANS, ABOUT THE
FUTURE - AND EVEN MAKING JOKES ABOUT VICE PRESIDENT GORE'S COMPARISON
OF THE PRESIDENT TO A HOCKEY GOALIE.
JOKING ASIDE, REALITY OF THE PRESIDENT'S PREDICAMENT HAD FOLLOWED
HIM FROM WASHINGTON -- HECKLERS WITH SIGNS REMINDING MR. CLINTON OF HIS
DUELING IMAGES THAT FOR SOME SIMPLY DON'T SQUARE UP.
(LOCATOR: CAPITOL HILL)
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BACK ON CAPITOL HILL, THE LEGAL TEDIUM CONTINUED -- THE
PRESIDENT'S LAWYERS RETURNING TO THE SENATE FLOOR, SHARPENDING THEIR
DEFENSE AT THE IMPEACHMENT GRINDSTONE -- USING THE VERY SAME EVIDENCE
THE HOUSE MANAGERS DID TO BLAST THEIR PERJURY ARGUMENTS AS TRIVIAL,
MEANINGLESS, AND BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION.
(( SUPER: GREGORY CRAIG//WHITE HOUSE SPECIAL COUNSEL )) (( SOT ))
"This is a classic - without proof."
CRAIG FOCUSED ON THE NOW TORTURED DEFINATIONS OF SEX.AND WHETHER
THERE WAS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PHRASE 'OCASSIONALLY BEING ALONE
WITH MONICA LEWINSKY' AND BEING ALONE 11 SPECIFIC TIMES.
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PROSECUTORS WERE QUICK TO POINT OUT THAT EVEN THEY CONCEEDE THAT
POINT BY POINT, THE PRESIDENT'S ACTIONS MAY NOT BE CRIMINAL.
BUT TAKEN TOGETHER THE 'PLOT' TO USE THEIR WORD, IS MUCH
(( SUPER: REP. BILL MCCOLLUM/R-FL )) (( SOT ))
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))
President Clinton's wants to invest Social Security funds in the Stock market-
But the man who heads up the federal Reserve doesn't think that's a good idea.
Alan Greenspan says he doesn't support putting a substantial part of the nations savings in private stocks-
((ALAN GREENSPAN/FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN: IN MY JUDGEMENT WE WILL LOWER THE CAPITAL EFFECT OF THIS COUNTRY. WE WILL LOWER THE THRUST OF PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH AND THE STANDARDS OF LIVING.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Greenspan/Federal Reserve Chairman]
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Greenspan is responding to comments made by Presidnet Clinton during last night's State of the union address.
A Montvale man is dead after an industrial accident this morning.
It happened around 9-30 at the Virginia Forge Company in Buchanan.
According to the Botetourt County Sherrif's office, 43-year old Lewis C. Wheeler, Jr. was inspecting a press machine when he was caught in the machine.
Wheeler died of massive head injuries.
All 26-employees working today were sent home around noon and the plant was closed.
It will remained closed tomorrow while the accident is investigated.
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A 39-year old Dublin woman is accused of trying to hire an undercover police officer to commit murder.
Peggy Jo Sullivan was arrested yesterday afternoon after meeting the undercover officer in a parking lot at a Dublin fast food restaurant.
Sources tell NEWS 7, Sullivan wanted someone to kill her former boyfriend.
When Sullivan was placed under arrest, a sheriff's investigator searched her vehicle.
Inside he found two large pipebombs.
A state police agent wearing a protective suit helped retrieve the bombs.
The devices were then taken to a nearby landfill where they were disarmed.
Officials say they had NO idea Sullivan was carrying the explosives.
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((JIM DAVIS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF:NO, OUR INVESTIGATION DID NOT REVEAL THAT SHE HAD ACCESS, THAT SHE HAD ACCESS TO ANY EXPLOSIVES NOR DID WE HAVE ANY IDA AT THAT TIME THAT SHE HAD ANY INSTRUMENT LIKE WE FOUND. ))
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Pulaski Co. Sheriff; :00]
[OUT Q=like we found.]
Early this morning-- authorities searched Sullivan's home for evidence.
Right now, they say they do NOT know who made the bombs.
A Lynchburg Pediatrician has admitted in court that he downloaded pornographic pictures of children off the Internet.
Doctor John Powell was indicted last July- -after authorities discovered he had hundreds of digitized images of children.
They depict nine or ten year olds engaging in sex.
According to the government, the 59-year old Pediatrician was downloading the pictures AT WORK.
[IN Q=The agents]
((THE AGENTS RECOVERED OVER 300 IMAGES, AND THEY ARE SOME INDICATIONS, INCLUDING SOME FORENSIC INDICATIONS ON THE COMPUTER, THAT THERE WERE, AT SOME TIME, OTHER IMAGES- -SOME OF WHICH HAD BEEN DELETED AND OTHERWISE WERE UNAVAILABLE.))
[OUT Q=were unavailable.]
The prosecution AND the defense agree there was NO evidence that Dr. Powell did anything inappropriate with his patrients. They say parents were generally very pleased with his work.
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Up next on News 7, the Governor says he's not surprised the federal government plans to sue the tobacco industry.
And the man the who walked away from a Martinsville prison camp 25 years ago makes a surprise plea in court today.
On Health Check, soon to be parents are getting a lesson on the importance of child safety seats.
and Patrick Evans visits the nights at the sound table.
A surprise plea today in the case of a man who walked away from the Martinsville prison farm 25-years ago.
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Alfred Martin pleaded guilty this morning to escape.
His case was expected to go to trial next month.
Martin was serving time in 1974 for selling marijuana, when he fled custody.
He was recaptured last year in Michigan.
Some of Martin's family members were in Martinsville today when he pleaded guilty.
They are hoping for a lenient sentence.
Martin could face up to five years in prison, but the Commonwealth's Attorney says she's not going to push for the maximum penalty.
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((JOAN ZIGLAR/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: MY WHOLE ROLE IN THIS CASE IS TO HAVE A PERSON COME BEFORE THE COURT AND THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I DO RECOMMEND THE SENTENCE. IN THIS CASE, I WILL NO DO SO. WHATEVER THE COURT DECIDES IS FAIR I WILL BE TOTALLY HAPPY TO ACCEPT.))
((WE HAVE TWO MATTERS TO RESOLVE, ONE IS WHAT TIME HE HAS TO SERVE TO FULFILL THE ORIGINAL SENTENCE, AND THEN WHAT SENTENCE WILL BE IMPOSED IN THIS CASE.))
[OUT Q=imposed in this case.]
Alfred Martin will be sentenced February 8th.
President Clinton's announcement last night that the federal government is going to sue tobacco companies for billions of dollars did not surprise Virginia's governor.
Jim Gilmore was one of six governors at a tobacco conference today in Durham, North Carolina.
[IN Q=to be fair]
((GILMORE: TO BE FAIR, THE TOBACCO COMPANIES HAVE ALWAYS KNOW IT WAS A PROSPECT, ALWAYS KNOWN IT WAS A POSSIBILITY, IT'S ALWAYS BEEN VERY CLEAR TO THEM. SO I DON'T THINK IT WILL CHANGE ANY OF THE DYNAMICS HERE TODAY.))
[OUT Q=dynamics here today]
Gilmore did say the president's plan to make big tobacco pay the doctor's bill for sick smokers is "not helpful."
Gilmore and the other governors met with tobacco executives today.
They were talking about a five-billion dollar trust fund.
That money from tobacco companies will support farmers if demand for tobacco drops.
The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra is kicking off its first concert of the new year with a noble effort. Here to tell us about the nights at the Sound Table is Patrick Evans.
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Next Monday night marks the first Roanoke Symphony Concert of 1999, and David Wiley wants to tell you all about it.
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Patrick Evans is with the conductor this evening, and has more on an opportunity for the general public to chat with Maestro Wiley about the upcoming concert.
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Coming up in Sports, this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly checks in with the George Wythe Maroons.
On Health Check, a new drug could soon hit the market. It blocks absorption of some fat, apparently without the serious side effects of Fen-Phen.
And child safety experts are teaching Roanoke parents new guidelines on how to protect their children in the car.
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((AMY PENDLETON/CHILD BIRTH EDUCATOR: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT NO CHILD IS EVER PUT UP FRONT WITH AN AIRBAG EVEN UP TO THE AGE OF 16 IT WHAT'S RECOMMENDED.))
The somewhat chilly temperatures didn't stop some concerned parents from standing outside at Crossroads Mall today
Tonya's here to tell us why...
Parents lined up in the parking lot of Babies R us today to learn proper techniques for installing car seats.
It's a safety lesson that could save their children in an accident.
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[IN Q=You should only]
[SUPER=01-David Ratliff/Expecting Parent; :24]
[SUPER=01-Linda Bourhill/Parent; :40]
[SUPER=01-Amy Pendleton/Child Birth Educator; :50]
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[IN Q=You should]
((YOU SHOULD ONLY BE ABLE TO PUT ONE FINGER IN BETWEEN THE STRAP AND THE BABIES CHEST, THAT'S HOW SNUG, BUT THERE IN A NICE SNUG PLACE RIGHT NOW, SO THEY LIKE COMING OUT TO THESE SNUG PLACES.))
[OUT Q=snug places]
Instructors are teaching soon to be parents like David Ratliff how to be prepared when the big day arrives.
It took two trained professionals to secure the seat in his truck, and now Ratliff says it's staying there.
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[IN Q=What we plan to do is purchase]
((DAVID RATLIFF/EXPECTING PARENT: WHAT WE PLAN TO DO IS PURCHASE AN ADDITIONAL BASE OR ANOTHER CAR SEAT FOR THE OTHER VEHICLE, SO IT'LL BE PERMANENTLY IN THERE.))
[OUT Q=permanently in there]
Today's check not only provided information for expecting parents, but couples like the Bourhills who were using a hand-me-down car seat, got a surprise.
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[IN Q=That my car]
((LINDA BOURHILL/PARENT: THAT MY CAR SEAT HAS BEEN RECALLED AND IT'S NOT SAFE SO WE'LL BE BUYING A NEW CAR SEAT FOR MY 2 YEAR OLD AND I DON'T KNOW YET ABOUT THE 5 MONTH OLD.))
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[IN Q=The first thing]
((AMY PENDLETON/CHILD BIRTH EDUCATOR: THE FIRST THING PARENTS NEED TO DO WHEN THEY BUY A CAR SEAT IS FILL OUT THE MANUFACTURER WARRANTY AND MAIL IT IN AND THEN IF THE CAR SEAT IS RECALLED THE COMPANY WILL CONTACT THEM BECAUSE THAT'S IMPORTANT, IT'S REPLACED THEY DON'T HAVE TO PURCHASE ANYTHING ELSE.))
[OUT Q=anything else.]
Pendleton recommends following all instructions on the safety seat and the vehicle type -- even a little mistake in car seat placement makes a big difference.
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[IN Q=It's very complicated]
((LINDA BOURHILL/PARENT: IT'S VERY COMPLICATED AND EVERY CAR HAS A DIFFERENT RESTRAINST SYSTEM AND YOU'VE GOT TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE IT RIGHT BECAUSE THEY'RE JUST TOO PRECIOUS.))
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The Seat Belt safety training is sponsored by the Safe Kids Coalition and the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.
Research in the latest Journal of the American Medical Association shows a new drug is helping people lose weight and keep it off apparently without the dangerours side effects of other diet drugs.
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Orlistat keeps the body from absorbing some of the fat you eat.
A third of the people who took the drug lost at least 10 percent of their body weight.
Frank Delia lost 21 pounds and has kept it off for two years.
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((FRANK DALIA/STUDY PARTICIPANT
"I HAVE TRIED TO DIET AND EXERCISE, BUT THE RESULTS WERE NOT SEEN AS
QUICKLY AS WHEN I TOOK ORLISTAT."))
[SUPER=01-Frank Delia/Study Participant;]
[OUT Q=took orlistat.]
Patients also showed lower cholesterol, blood pressure and insulin levels.
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((DR. MICHAEL DAVIDSON/CHICAGO CENTER FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH
"THIS IS AN ENTIRELY NEW WAY OF PREVENTING FAT IN THE INTESTINAL TRACK,
YOU LOSE ABOUT 300 CALORIES A DAY BY DOING THIS WHICH CORRELATES WITH
THE LOSS OF 2 OR 3 POUNDS A MONTH. ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Davidson/Weight Loss Doctor;]
[OUT Q=pounds a month.]
While it apparently avoids the more serious side effects of drugs like Fen-Phen, Orlistat does have some of its own.
It can cause stomach cramps and if a patient doesn't stick to a diet, it can produce uncontrollable diarrhea.
The Food and Drug Administration is not expected to approve Orlistat until the spring.
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It's time for our two minute ticker which begins and ends on the hard wood.
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Steve Mason joins us courtside with another edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[SUPER=01-Al Copenhaver/George Wythe Head Coach; :19]
[SUPER=01-Matt Williams/Maroons Leading Scorer; :44]
[SUPER=01-Thad Umberger/Maroon Senior; :58]
[SUPER=01-Lance Goff/Maroon Guard; 1:18]
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((The Maroons are not only racking up wins, but wins over quality opponents. George Wythe topped a tough Radford with balance. While Matt Williams leads the Hogoheegee district in scoring, averaging 19.5 points a game, the junior says it's not talent that makes this group tick.
Thad Umberger is the only senior on the team and the clear leader.
The Maroons seem to have all the components to make a run at a single A state title. George Wythe has not reached the state post season since 1982.))
Finally today, a wine made from a poisonous centipede is being hailed in Tainwan as the new miracle cure.
A 51-year old herbalist says the wine is the quickest way to cure people with chronic disease.
Alternative medicine is big business in Taiwan, and people are flocking to the man to try his new cure all.
The centipedes are soaked in Chinese rice wine for two months to produce the substance.
It's maker says it is supposed to cure rheumatism, arthritis, intestinal problems and skin disease.
It costs about 30 dollars a bottle, but traditional Chinese medical practitioners say it's of no benefit to anyone but the superstitious.