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Officials are keeping a close eye on fans at Express games and reinforcing the rules at the Roanoke Civic Center.
This following an outburst about two weeks ago when Hampton Roads Admirals' coach John Brophy allegedly assaulted two Civic Center employees.
Stacey Martin has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Slam Duncan/Express Public Announcer; 1:00]
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Abortion rights advocates say it's the most threatening legislation they've seen in Virginia this century.
A bill that would require Virginia abortion clinics to upgrade to hospital standards has preliminary House approval.
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((DEL. BOB MARSHALL/(R) PRINCE WILLIAM; CLINICS IN VIRGINIA HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO REGULAR OVERSIGHT FROM HEALTH PERSONNEL IN THIS STATE. A SNAKE IN A VET CLINIC HAS MORE PROTECTION THAN A WOMAN DOES IN AN ABORTION CLINIC.))
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((GRACE SPARKS/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: WELL IT'S REAL HARD TO RESPOND TO A POLITICIAN WHO WANTS TO COMPARE A WOMAN TO AN ANIMAL...WE'RE AS REGULATED AS YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE IS.))
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[SUPER=01-Grace Sparks/Planned Parenthood of Virginia; :15]
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Fewer than two dozen outpatient abortion clinics currently exist in Virginia.
One angle on the abortion argument prompted protest in Lynchburg. Yesterday marked the 26-th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe versus Wade which made abortion legal.
A group of about 50 abortion opponents joined the Reverend Jerry Falwell at the event yesterday.
Falwell says the new millenium marks a challenge to make abortion illegal -- it would take just two more votes in the Senate to overturn the president's veto of a bill outlawing partial-birth abortions.
Both sides will make their points in the Senate Impeachment trial today.
This is the second and final day for the question and answer period.
Maureen Maher has more.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Phil Gramm/(R) Texas; :57]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/Lead Prosecutor; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:35]
It'll be a day of more questions and answers in the Senate as the
Impeachment Trial of President Clinton continues.
Senators will once again be allowed to ask questions of the defense and
All read by the Chief Justice himself. (NAT)
"Would the defense or House prosecutors like to respond to that?"
But it may be one of the LAST days for that.as a move is now circulating
among Senators to end the trial.
Yesterday, West Virginia Democrat Robert Byrd called for an end to the
impeachment debate, saying he believed there weren't enough votes to
remove the President from office.
The Democratic leadership immediately agreed.
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We have had a fair process.with Senator Byrd's move to offer to dismiss,
we can complete our work next week, and move on to the nation's business.
But because Byrd is so influential, Republicans immediately fired back.
(SOT: Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas)
"TO SUGGEST THAT BECAUSE THERE MIGHT NOT BE A TWO THIRDS VOTE AT THE END
OF THE PROCESS TO CONVICT THE PRESIDENT IT SEEMS TO ME IS NOT A
JUSTIFICATION FOR SHORT CIRCUITING THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESS.CIRCUITING
The developments came, as it appeared that more and more Republicans
were becoming frustrated with the whole process.
Chief House Prosecutor Henry Hyde tried to keep his case alive.
(SOT: Rep. Henry Hyde, Lead Prosecutor)
I KNOW OH HOW I KNOW, WE ARE AN ANNOYNACE INTHE BOSOM OF THIS GREAT BODY
BUT WE ARE A CONSTITUTIONAL ANNOYANCE.
MAUREEN MAHER STANDUP CLOSE:
President Clinton is visiting his home state of Arkansas tomorrow to get a look at damage caused by severe weather.
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Tornadoes swept through five states on Thursday and Friday killing eight people and destroying hundreds of homes.
Severe thunderstorms followed the tornadoes in Corinth, Mississippi.
The storms caused flooding in a number of counties yesterday.
No injuries were reported but the tornadoes did cause extensive damage to Corinth.
The metal top to this downtown business was ripped off and many residents lost power.
Stanley furniture company has plans to grow, adding more than 200-new jobs in the next two years.
The company announced yesterday it will expand its Stanleytown and Lexington, North Carolina manufacturing plants.
The company will spend more than ten-million dollars to increase production of its youth bedroom and home office furniture lines.
The growth is good news for an area that's recently lost hundreds of textile jobs.
Stanley Furniture says it's ready to train anyone who wants to learn the furniture business.
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((THE TALENT OF THE WORKFORCE REALLY MAKES THIS, REALLY PROVIDES US THIS OPPORTUNITY. IF WE DIDN'T HAVE THE WORKFORCE THAT PRODUCES A PRODUCT AT THE QUALITY LEVEL AND EFFICIENCY LEVEL THAT WE'RE ACHIEVING, THERE'S NO WAY WE COULD CONTINUE TO EXPAND IN THE AREAS THAT WE HAVE.))
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A variety of jobs will be available, with salaries ranging from 7-to-13 dollars an hour.
Stanley Furniture expects to be fully staffed with its new employees by mid-2000.
While one company has plans to add employees another is giving their employees some time off.
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550 Hourly employees at Salem's General Electric plant will work only four days a week during February.
Usually, G-E forces the wage-earners to take a two-week unpaid vacation this time of year.
That's because there's usually not as much work coming through the factory in January.
G-E expects production levels to shoot back up once spring rolls around.
A vote to join a union passes at Virginia Transformer in Roanoke.
The company's employees will be represented by the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried Machine and Furniture workers.
This was the third attempt at unionizing.
The company says it will keep its principal goal of "producing the best power transformers in the industry."
In sports, good times continue for Virginia Tech Women's Basketball team, and a two game home stand beings with a loss to Peoria for the Express.
Here's Mike Stevens with the details.
Good Morning Mike.
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The Lady Cavaliers beat conference rival Florida State 80- to 71.
For that score and others here are the boards.
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The Lady Hokies aren't the only women's basketball team in the area doing well.
Roanoke College's Lady Maroons are undefeated in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
THe Maroons are nine and oh in the ODAC and 11 and two overall.
Last season Roanoke lost both starting guards to injuries.
Now the Maroons are back to full speed and surviving last year's hard times is proving profitable this season.
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Roanoke College travels to Randolph-Macon tonight to take on the conference leader.
Tip off is five-thirty.
Donna Britt is our weekend diner today--
She's cooking her famous pizza casserole.
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[IN Q=An easy step]
((An easy step here to start us out Donna, we start the water boiling here.
I THINK WE CAN HANDLE THIS PART.
I can do that part easily, ok what is the next thing we do.
WE NEED TO CHOP UP SOME STUFF. FIRST THE ONION AND THE GARLIC THAT GOES IN WITH THE BEEF.
And you even have one of those handy-dandy-little chopper things.
THIS WAS A NICE WEDDING PRESENT.
I am going to get my hands dirty and how much ground beef are we using?
A POUND IS WHAT I NORMALLY USE, THERE IS A LITTLE MORE THAN THAT THERE.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT WE ARE GOING TO TAKE THE ONION, THE GARLIC AND THE OREGANO AND WE WILL MIX THESE ALL TOGETHER.
I will dump the onions in while you go ahead and crush us some fresh garlic. You have so many handy dandy little tools here.
IT HELPS TO HAVE A MOTHER WHO IS A HOME-EC TEACHER.
Oh, so you probably ate well when you were growing up.
IN FACT HIS IS A RECIPE SHE WOULD MAKE FOR MY SISTER AND I WHEN WE WOULD NOT EAT MIXED FOODS AND THIS WAS ONE RECIPE SHE FOUND THAT SHE COULD MIX TOGETHER. THE OTHER THING IS ABOUT A TEASPOON OF OREGANO. THE RECIPE CALLS FOR SALT, BUT I DON'T LIKE TO USE A LOT OF SALT SO INSTEAD OF USING THE HEALTHY SOUP, I JUST USE THE REGULAR KIND OF SOUP.
OK, now we can start browning it.
YEAH I WILL TAKE IT ON OVER TO THE STOVE AND I USUALLY SET IT ON ABOUT MEDIUM HIGH AND THAT WORKS WELL FOR ME ANYWAY.
Ok I am now going to take over for Donna and do the Tri-color rotini. Hey what if we can only afford two colors is that ok?
THAT IS OK.
I will put about half of this in here. I think this is good? Is this good?
NOW YOU WANT TO STIR IT WITH ONE OF THOSE WOODEN SPOONS THERE.
Now we just wait for this to finish and we will put everything together there right?
WE HAVE ALREADY DRAINED THE PASTA AS WELL AS THE BEEF SO NOW WE ARE GOING TO BE ADDING TOMATO SOUP AND ALSO THE OPTION ON THIS IS TO ADD DICED TOMATOES TO THIS RECIPE. THAT KIND OF SPICES IT UP A LITTLE BIT.
You like using this ingredient because you use it in a lot of stuff.
YEAH I DO.
Well lets show everyone what it is. It is tomatoes and green chilies mixed together and it smells really spicy.
SO WE MIX THIS TOGETHER FIRST. YEAH GO AHEAD AND SPRAY THE PAN IT NEEDS TO BE GREASED.
Tell me if I am spraying enough?
THAT IS PLENTY. NOW WE WANT TO ADD THIS TO THE PASTA.
Now which way do you add this.
I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THIS TO THE POT AND THEN WE WILL MIX IT UP AND POUR IT ALL TOGETHER INTO THE CASSEROLE DISH. CAN YOU GET THE CHEESE RIGHT THERE BESIDE THE SINK? THAT IS GOING TO GO ON TOP, ABOUT A HALF OF A CUP ON THE TOP. IT KEEPS THE NOODLES FROM DRYING OUT.
So it is like a protective layering over the top.
YEAH THAT IS RIGHT.
Ok this is looking good. I bet you kids love this. You don't have any kids.
BUT I HAVE HAD SOME TEEN AGERS EAT IT AND THEY TEND TO LIKE IT.
Should I use all this cheese here?
YEAH THAT IS FINE.
Ok I will speed up here since this is not so exciting watching me spread cheese on here. Is this good here?
THAT IS FINE...PERFECT. THEN IT GOES STRAIGHT INTO THE OVER HERE.
Now we had it pre-heated...to what?
350....and now we just sit around for a half of an hour until it is done.
OK we are now ready to chow down on some pizza casserole. Brian Britt is now making an appearance as is Houston who wants some more. I already tasted some earlier. It is good stuff and really pretty easy to make. A big thanks to Donna Britt for sharing her recipe with us here on Weekend Diner.
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If you are interested in this recipe send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the address on your screen or you can check out our web site under the weekend morning's section.
And, don't forget if you'd like to cook your family recipe on the weekend diner, send in a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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One of the victims of Wednesday's double shooting in Danville has died.
Cory Kinta Preston died yesterday at Duke University Medical Center.
The second victim, Matthew Lynn Alverson is in stable condition at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Police are still investigating.
New jobs are coming to a Henry County Furniture Company.
Stanley Furniture Company announced it will expand its Stanleytown and Lexington, North Carolina manufacturing plants.
Up to two-hundred additional jobs are expected.
The company plans to be fully staffed with its new employees by mid-2000.
There is new hope for low-income families who want to buy a home.
The Blue Ridge Housing Development Corporation, Total Action Against Poverty, and Roanoke County has jump-started a new home ownership equity program.
The coporation moved into THEIR new home yesterday at the renovated Garland's Drug Store.
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And that's what's making news on this Saturday January 23-rd.
We'll be back in just a minute.
An investigation of a double shooting in Danville Wednesday is now a murder investigation.
One of the victims, Cory Kinta Preston, died yesterday at Duke University Medical Center.
Matthew Lynn Alverson, the second victim, is in stable condition at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Police have not made any arrests in the case.
The shooting happened outside the Piedmont Mini Market during a dispute between a group of whites and a group of blacks.
Police aren't saying what sparked the shooting.
Shootings such as the one in Danville are a common occurrence in South Florida.
Now the Miami-Dade Mayor is taking aim at the gun industry to try to stop the violence.
Mark Hyman reports.
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[SUPER=01-Alex Penelas/Miami-Dade Mayor; :13]
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The prosecutor in the case of Paul Anthony Harris slipped, and referred to him in court as "Mister Heroin."
According to a federal indictment unsealed yesterday, that's exactly what Harris had become...
the man to see for nearly pure heroin on the streets of Roanoke.
The 44 year old suspect faces multiple LIFE prison terms if he's found guilty as charged of distributing the heroin that killed one man and came CLOSE to killing another.
A Federal prosecutor told the judge yesterday afternoon that Harris is a long-time drug abuser himself.
A second man is now charged in connection with last summer's robbery of a Dublin bank.
Federal agents arrested Christian Viebrock (VEE-brock) at his home in Blacksburg yesterday morning.
He's accused of robbing the American Federal Savings Bank, along with Christian David Cahours.
Cahours, who's also from Blacksburg, pled guilty last week.
Hundred of thousands of people lined the streets of Mexico City to greet Pope John Paul the Second.
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The Pontiff received the keys to the city from its mayor.
The pope arrived in Mexico yesterday for his fourth and possibly
final trip to the country.
He's been hard at work --
signing a declaration setting out the Catholic Church's goals in the Americas for the new millennium.
Although the declaration text hasn't been released yet, the pope says the document should help
the church ``be the seed of unity and not the cause of division of humanity.''
Dozens of low-income families will get to make their homes in Roanoke County, thanks to a new home ownership equity program.
It's a partnership effort among the Blue Ridge Housing Development Corporation, Total Action Against Poverty, and Roanoke County.
The announcement was made at this morning's ribbon cutting for the corporation's new home... the rehabilitated Garland's Drug Store.
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((ALVIN NASH/BLUE RIDGE HOUSING DEV. CORP.: WE MADE A BIG COMMITMENT. IT WAS A LITTLE SCARY, BUT WE DECIDED THAT WE NEEDED TO MOVE IN THE COMMUNITY. WE NEEDED TO BE WHERE THE ACTION IS. WE NEEDED TO BE WHERE THESE PROGRAMS ARE NEEDED. ))
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The Blue Ridge Housing Development Corporation wants to see more old structures renovated.
In the meantime, it'll administer the county's new equity fund to help families build a new home or buy an existing one.
On Monday, we celebrated the Lee-Jackson-King Holiday.
But for the next NINE MONTHS, an exhibit at the Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington will feature the African American experience prior to the Civil War.
Kimberly McBroom gives us a look in this week's "Time Off" segment.
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((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...
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((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...
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((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 their home after he went off to war.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Lexington.))
Jackson died in 18-63 from wounds he received in the Battle of Chancellorsville.