Next on News 7 at 11...
Monica Lewinsky could meet with house prosecutors as early as tomorrow.
A fiery end to a family trip in Botetourt County.
And another Civic Center concert had them lining up at the ticket window this morning.
Plus, is any more stormy weather headed this way?
News 7 is next.
Monica Lewinsky is back in Washington, but not by choice... A court order forced her to meet with House Prosecutors, to prepare for possible testimony.
That stirred up Democrats, because the senate has NOT voted on the question of witnesses yet.
Jonathan Freed has the latest.
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((A federal judge ordered Monica Lewinsky to cooperate with the Republican
prosecutors...after the Independent Counsel's office helped the trial
managers argue that she had no choice...if she wanted to keep her
LOCATOR: CAPITOL HILL.
The G-O-P's move angered the Democrats. And the President's lawyers
said this is the message Kenneth Starr
sending to Lewinsky by helping to drag her back to Washington:
SOT 0158 (CHARLES RUFF/WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL): I HOLD YOUR LIFE IN MY
HANDS AND I'M GOING TO TRANSFER THAT POWER TO THE MANAGERS FOR THE HOUSE
The subject dominated the day's question and answer session in the
trial...with the prosecutors insisting they have a legitimate right to
prepare potential witnesses.
The chief prosecutor urged Senators to be guided by conscience, not
SOT 1846 (REP. HENRY HYDE/CHIEF HOUSE MANAGER-PROSECUTOR/R-IL.): AMERICA
IS HUNGRY FOR PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN SOMETHING. YOU MAY DISAGREE WITH
US, BUT WE BELIEVE IN SOMETHING.
But what the Democrats believe is they're being frozen out of the
meeting with Lewinsky.
SOT (REP. TOM DASCHLE/MINORITY LEADER/D-SD.): THIS KIND OF SECRECY, THIS
UNWILLINGNESS TO COOPERATE WITH THE SENATE, IS AS CLEAR A DEMONSTRATION
OF RAW PARTISANSHIP AS I HAVE SEEN TO DATE ON THE SENATE SIDE.
The Republicans shrugged it off.
SOT 12:52:35 (SEN. ORRIN HATCH/JUDICIARY COMMITTEE/R-UT.): ANYBODY WHO
IS TRYING TO MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF THIS IS TRYING TO MAKE POLITICAL
POINTS THAT REALLY DON'T ADD UP.
STAND-UP (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): MONDAY IS A PIVOTAL DAY FOR THE
TRIAL. IT'S THE DAY THAT SENATORS WILL CONSIDER TWO KEY MOTIONS: ONE,
TO DISMISS THE TRIAL. THE OTHER, TO PUSH ON WITH WITNESSES.
A family of four is recovering tonight after an apparent moving trip went terribly wrong.
They were traveling southbound along I-81 when their vehicle blew a tire and burst into flames.
It happened just before 7 this evening.
The family escaped unharmed but many of their belongings were destroyed in the fire.
They are all spending the night in a local hotel.
Three people died following an accident late last night in Dugspur.
It happened along Route 221 around 11.
Authorities say the vehicle ran off the shoulder, hit a bridge and burst into flames.
59-year old Arlie Kendall Simpkins, 56-year old Kitty Simpkins and 14-year old Ricky Lee Simpkins, Jr. all died in that accident.
The three were from Indian Valley, Virginia.
Police are not sure what caused the wreck.
Tickets to Rod Stewart's concert went on sale earlier today.
And, hundreds of fans crammed into Roanoke's Civic Center to be one of the first to get them.
David Johnson has more.
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((I TOLD MY DAUGHTER I'D PAY 200-DOLLARS JUST TO SEE HIM.))
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Gloria Smith proclaims herself to be Rod Stewart's number one fan.
The 61-year old widow has never been to a concert--any concert.
But she says she's not about to miss out on this one.
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((GLORIA SMITH/ROD STEWART FAN; BECAUSE I LIKE HIM AND I THINK HE CAN SING AND HE'S NICE LOOKING.))
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Smith seemed to be the essence of Stewart's song "Forever Young"--excited to be among the "Young Turks" waiting to get tickets.
Civic Center management held another lottery drawing to determine who would buy tickets first.
((THE FINAL THREE DIGITS ARE THREE-TWO-OH. Applause))
One of today's ticket winners had to take the "Downtown Train" to get seats to the Elton John concert.
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((VAN FLOWERS/ROD STEWART FAN; WE LOST THE LOTTERY BUT MY DAUGHTER WAS ON THE INTERNET AT HOME. SO SHE WAS SUCCESSFUL.))
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((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; BUT SOME PEOPLE WERE NOT AS FORTUNATE. TICKETS TO THE ELTON JOHN CONCERT SOLD OUT BEFORE MARK KINSER COULD GET SOME. HE'S HOPING THAT'S NOT THE CASE WITH THE ROD STEWART SHOW.))
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((MARK KINSER/ROD STEWART FAN; I WAS HOPING TO GET SOME ELTON JOHN TICKETS, BUT ROD STEWART'S A BIG STAR TOO AND I'D REALLY ENJOY SEEING HIM.))
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((JIM EVANS/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER; WE THINK WE CAN MAKE EVERYBODY HAPPY TODAY. NOBODY'S GOING TO BE TURNED AWAY TODAY.))
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The Roanoke Civic Center has plans for four major concerts and several other each year.
Something that has peaked the interest of concert-goers.
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((FLOWERS; WE'RE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO'S NEXT. WE'VE GOT FEBRARY AND MARCH TAKEN CARE OF. WE GOT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT APRIL.))
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Roanoke Civic Center officials say its unknown when the next concert is or who the act will be.
The night of the Rod Stewart concert is March 10.
David Johnson, News 7, Roanoke.))
Hundreds of students at Campbell County High School missed out on taking tests this week due to illness.
Brookville High School officials say more than 250-students were out most of the week with the flu.
There are only 875 students in the entire school.
The principal says he's never seen it this bad.
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((JIM WHORLEY/PRINCIPAL; NATURALLY IN A SCHOOL, YOU SEE A BUG COME THROUGH THAT HITS A LOT OF STUDENTS. BUT THIS IS MORE THAN I'VE SEEN. SEEMS LIKE A REAL ROUGH TYPE OF FLU BUT IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE COMING BACK FROM IT.))
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Whorley says two assistant principals and at least one other adminstrator have also got the bug.
He expects things to return to normal soon.
Still to come--a log cabin believed to be more than 100 years old is finally torn down.
And, Kimberly McBroom we'll take a look at a new exhibit in Lexington about slave life just before the Civil War.
That's coming up when the news continues.
An historic Roanoke log cabin will be dismantled and hauled away.
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The Howbert House was condemned for safety reasons.
Volunteers stablized the structure, but according to published reports, no one has offered to buy and restore the building.
The owner will have it removed and dismantled.
The logs will likely be used in the construction of more modern log homes.
Officials dedicated the first of five new libraries in Bedford County today.
The Montvale Library opened to the public for the first time.
Local residents signed up for library cards and the children were dressed as their favorite book characters.
The youngsters were supposed to be able to tell their stories.
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((GRACE BOARDWINE/"SNOW WHITE"; Do you like being dressed as Snow White? YEAH! Do you know the story of Snow White? UH HUH! Can you tell it to me? Girl nods.))
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Officials renovated the former Montvale Elementary school into a state of the art library.
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((TOM HEHMAN/DIRECTOR OF BEDFORD LIBRARIES; THE COMMUNITY WAS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY OF BUILDING A NEW LIBRARY OR RENOVATING THIS BUILDING. THEY REALLY WANTED TO USE THIS OLD BUILDING. IT'S MORE ECONOMICAL....IN THE COMMUNITY.))
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The library is part of a seven-million dollar bond referendum geared toward constructing or renovating libraries in Bedford County.
Officials say they plan to expand the library in Big Island, and to build three others--one in Forest, one in Moneta and another in Stewartsville.
More jobs finally come to Henry County.
And, Norfolk Southern chugs toward the completion of its merger.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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((This week on the Review,
Finally some good news about jobs in Henry County. Stanley Furniture announced it's growing...
While still fresh in everyone's mind are big manufacturing layoffs at DuPont and Tultex.
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((IF THEY WERE GOOD AT TEXTILES, THEY CAN BE VERY GOOD AT FURNITURE.))
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Stanley plans to hire more than 200-people at its plants in Stanleytown and Lexington, North Carolina.
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Also in Henry County, towel-maker Fieldcrest Canon will pay 200-thousand dollars to settle a sex-discrimination lawsuit.
Two-hundred-four women sued the company, saying they were denied jobs because they were not men.
Hourly workers at General Electric are forced to work only four days a week during February.
It's the company's way of dealing with less work coming through the factory.
Production is expected to pick up by March.
Volvo Trucks threatened to pull out of its planned 13-hundred job expansion unless union workers sign a new labor contract by the end of this month.
New River business leaders urged both sides to hammer out a new deal, or risk losing what they called the "most significant" development proposal in recent history.
Norfolk Southern set June first as the day it takes over most of Conrail's old routes.
N-S and Richmond's C-S-X won the right to carve up Conrail last summer.
N-S also is talking to Amtrak, trying to borrow its passenger routes to more efficiently deliver freight near New York.
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It was a losing week on Wall Street.
The Dow dropped 220 points.
The Nasdaq lost nine.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
Still ahead Steve Mason will have highlights from the hardwood as Virginia and Georgia Tech battle it out in Charlottsville.
And, Andrew Freiden will have an extended look at the rest of your weekend weather--when the news continues.
General Stonewall Jackson owned several slaves as did others in the Rockbridge region just before the Civil War.
Now, a Lexington museum is hosting an exhibit about the life of Jackson's slaves and others in the area.
Kimberly McBroom has more.
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[SUPER=01-Megan Haley/Curator; :25]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Lexington]
((It's the only house Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson ever owned...
Jackson and his second wife lived here for a little over two years before he went off to war in 18-61.
It was during this time, before he was known as "General" Jackson, that he worked as a professor at Virginia Military Institute.
As a prominent member of the community, Jackson often hosted social gatherings and business meetings...
[SOT 11:39:05 ]
((MEGAN HALEY/CURATOR: YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN LED INTO HERE, INTO JACKSON'S STUDY. THIS IS THE SPACE WHERE HE WOULD HAVE PREPARED FOR HIS CLASSES. THE SPACE WHERE HE WOULD HAVE ENTERTAINED HIS BUSINESS PARTNERS AND COLLEAGUES IN TOWN.))
Just by strolling through the home, visitors get a better perspective of Jackson, the man.
He didn't ALWAYS have his trademark beard, as proven by this early photograph.
He enjoyed gardening, and doing a little weight- lifting.
As in other Southern towns, slavery was prevalent in Lexington.
Jackson was a typical slave owner, with about nine working for him.
This new exhibit spotlights his slaves, as well as other African Americans Jackson encountered in the community.
Some visitors might find it UNusual to learn black history within the walls of a Confederate leader's home....
((MEGAN HALEY/CURATOR: BUT IT WAS AN INTRICAL PART OF THIS HOUSEHOLD AND IT WAS AN INTRICAL PART OF THE COMMUNITY AND THE COUNTY AND CERTAINLY, THE ECONOMY OF THE TIME PERIOD. SO, IT REALLY ENHANCES OUR UNDERSTANDING OF JACKSON, THE HOME, THE COMMUNITY. I THINK IT REALLY FILLS OUT OUR OVERALL PROGRAM HERE AT THE HOUSE, TOO.))
The exhibit includes several rare pieces of history...
[SOT **b-roll this please 11:05:59 ]
((MEGAN HALEY/CURATOR: WE HAVE A DRESS KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN OWNED AND WORN BY A SLAVE WOMAN ON A ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY FARM, WHICH TYPICALLY DON'T SURVIVE. WE ALSO HAVE A CHECK, THE CHECK THAT WAS WRITTEN TO JACKSON FOR THE HIRE OF ONE OF HIS SLAVES NAMED ALBERT WHO WORKED AT VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE AND JACKSON WAS PAID FOR HIS SERVICE.))
Tourists stroll through Jackson's home on a daily basis.
But neither Jackson nor his wife ever returned to live in their home after he went off to war.
Jackson died in 18-63 from wounds he received in the Battle of Chancellorsville.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Lexington.))
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The Express wrapped up the Hall of Fame weekend last night hosting the Wheeling Nailers.
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And in between the first and second period, Dave Stewart a hall of fame inductee arrives on the ice and steps out of the Limo to a Standing ovation. He was one of four new Hall of Fame members.
Roanoke would strike first in the second as a cutting Kris Cantu fires the slap shot past the Nailers goalie to make it 1 to nothing Express.
Still in the second Roanoke's Dru Burgess picks
up the loose puck and puts into the back of the net to make it 2 to nothing and Roanoke wins it 2 to nothing.
The Virginia Mens's basketball team lost to Georgia Tech for the fourth straight time yesterday, falling 77-65 at University Hall. Steve Mason has more from Charlottesville.
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((Just 48 hours removed from a tough loss to UNC, the Cavaliers could have used a Jeanie's three wishes against Georgia tech. The first would have been fresh legs as the Rambling Wreck wore down UVa and went on to steal the wahoo hearts and a second ACC win.
The words of encouragement were little consolation for Pete Gillen who, for the first time all season, questioned wheter or not some of his Cavaliers played with the sense of desperation the undersized Wahoos need in order to win.
UVa's Willie Dersh registered team high 18 points. The 6'5" forward found himself matched up with the Jackets 7 foot Alvin Jones, who gave new meaning to the phrase rambling Wreck.
The Yelow Jackets had trouble sowing up the win. Freshman Adam Hall's steal and dunk cut Georgia tech's lead to 6 59-54 with six minutes to play. Fellow freshman Chris Williams added 16, but the jackets bigger guns took over for the 12 point win.))
Highlights from the Crestar Roundball Classic when we return.
Ryan charles scored 29 to lead the Highlanders over Elon 89 to 73.
Meantime, Rolan Roberts and Eddie Lucas both scored 19 but it was not enough as Xavier beats Virginia Tech 93 to 69.
And here's the rest of the scores.
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And coming up, A big Wrestling tournament at Brookville high school today.
And Cave Spring knocks off G.W. of Danville in the Crestar Roundball Classic over at the Salem Civic Center.
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The Crestar Roundball Classic opened yesterday afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.
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Roland Lovelace needed a flawless battle plan if his Colonels were to hold off a pesky Reynolds team.
Fleming used good ball movement working it inside to Jermaine Hardy for the score.
But Reynolds is patient and gets the ball into Kassim Richardson he spins his way to the hoop for the score.
The Colonels go back to the inside game Michael Fleshman puts points on the board with the leaning layup.
But Reynolds keeps the game just out of reach
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beating the Colonels by a score of 58 to 50.
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The knights had the monumental task of taking on G-W Danville in the second game yesterday.
And Cave Spring came out strong, J-J Redick weaves his way through the paint for the bucket.
On the other end Eagle Kevin Smith picks up the loose ball and gets the points for Danville.
But J-J Redick wasn't finished scoring yet, and let's loose this shot for three, it's all net.
Not to be out done Lawrence Williams takes the inbounds pass and unleashes the three for G-W.
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But the Knights win this dual, out scoring the Eagles 75-to-65.
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The Patrick Henry Patriots opened their session last night at the Crestar Roundball Classic taking on Central Daulphin of Pennsylvania.
And the Patriots get the 55 to 46 victory over Daluphin.
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Charlie Morgan and Mark Hanks chat before the games tip off.
Salem's Dennis Haley pulls up and hits the nice fade away jumper for the first points of the game.
But the Minutemen come right back as Brandon Mills passes underneath to Thomas Johnson for the basket and foul in the first quarter.
Salem answers as Chris Gumaer passes to Adam
Rutledge who catches and hits the three pointer and Salem goes on to win the game 90 to 66.
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Radford beat Glenver 68 to 67, William Byrd downed Lord Botetourt 74 to 66 Alleghany topped Rockbridge 55 to 48 and in girls basketball Franklin County beat Patrick Henry 65 to 45.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody!
A big day for High school wrestlers at Brookville High school this afternoon.
It's the Inaugural sports Capital Wrestling Tournament.
It featured competition from 8 quality wrestling programs including Brookville, Christiansburg, Franklin County Grundy and William Byrd.
At least 10 wrestlers who have previously placed in state competition competed in the tournament and it also featured 5 of the top 10 Virginia AA teams.
Finally tonight-- a new group in the Roanoke Valley is calling all cat lovers to open their homes and hearts.
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Feline Education Rescue and Adoption League or FERAL is a new non-profit organization in the Roanoke Valley.
Its goal is to rescue homeless cats and kittens and try to find them new homes.
They are sponsoring a two day feline festival at the Clarion Hotel in Roanoke this weekend.
It costs 35 dollars to adopt one of the animals and all of them have been spayed or neutered and have had their shots.
The show ended at four today and will start back up at 10 in the morning.
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That's it for News 7 at 11.
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But, be sure to join us tomorrow morning for News 7 Sunday Morning.
Andrew Freiden and Denise Allen will have the earliest weather updates from around the region as well as local news and sports.
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