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Today on News 7 at Five, Senators hear the taped testimony of Monica Lewinsky.
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[V/O NAT] and it's Groundhog Day in the nation. We'll tell what Punxsutawney Phill has to say about the length of our Winter.
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Our temperatures went from raw to warm in one day. Looks mild again tomorrow. Details ahead.

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On health check -- A new flu medication can cut your sick time in half.
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Plus a different way to reverse the signs of aging. Doctors are fine tuning a wrinkle treatment.
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Senators go behind closed doors today-
They're veiwing the hottest tape in D-C: The videotaped testimony of Monica Lewinsky.

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The conflict continues in Kosovo-
Now Virginia's Senator John Warner think the U-S should send ground troops-
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VIRGINIA: I THINK THE COUNTRY THE UNITED STATES HAS SHOWN LEADERSHIP, HAS SHOWN THE RECONGITION OF THE NEED FOR A GROUND ELEMENT OF U.S. FORCES WITHIN NATO, AND AGAIN IT HAS TO BEIN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THERE'S SOME MEASURE OF AGREEMENT FOR SOMET YPE OF CEASE FIRE STRUCTURE BETWEEN ALL FACTIONS.))
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Warner would like NATO troops including some U-S personnel sent in to keep the warring factions away from each other.

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Meanwhile- talks are planned for this Saturday in Paris in hopes of ending the 11-month long conflict.
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A bill that would let police pull you over and ticket you for NOT wearing a seatbelt died today in a House committee.
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The House Transportation Committee voted 14-11 to kill the bill, after chairman Billy Robinson raised more concerns about its impact on black drivers.
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((RICHARD FERRIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: IT WILL INCREASE THE ABILITY OF THE POLICE TO PULL OVER AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES FOR LITTLE OR NO REASON. THE PROBLEM OF DRIVING WHILE BLACK IS A PROBLEM THAT IS NATIONWIDE IN THIS COUNTRY.))
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The bill's sponsor says he TOO is worried about police disproportinately targeting black motorists-- but that's NO reason to kill a safety measure.
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((DEL. BRIAN MORAN/D-ALEXANDRIA: I WAS OPTIMISTIC. AFTER BEING CONVINCED OF THE STATISTICS, I INITIALLY HAD SOME RESERVATIONS ABOUT IT, BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF LIVES THAT ARE SAVED, AND THE NUMBER OF VIRGINIANS THAT ARE CURRENTLY BUCKLING UP, I SEE NO REASON WHY THE VAST MAJORITY SHOULD NOT BE BUCKLED UP.))
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The concept could be revived.
A similar bill is still alive in the Senate.

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The Reverend Jerry Falwell says he regrets saying the Anti-Christ would be a Jew.
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According to the Bible, the Anti-Christ would be the ultimate manifestation of evil.
Falwell's contention that the Anti-Christ would be a Jew upset many religious leaders.
Falwell today apologized for creating a rift between Christians and Jews.
He says he does not know when the Antichrist is coming or in what form -- but that he has his own biblical views.
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The eyes of all the country's weather watchers were on Pennsylvania this morning.
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Today is Groundhog Day.
That's when Punxsutawney Phil is stirred from a sound sleep to see if he will see his shadow.
Tradition holds if he sees it, there will be six more weeks of winter.
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For the record, Phil has only been right about 40 percent of the time.
Theoretically speaking flipping a coin would be more accurate.
But you may want to give Phil a break.
A group of Punxsutawney residents known as the Inner Circle actually makes the prediction the night before.
So the Groundhog may be little more than a scapegoat.
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Roanoke has its own version of Punxsatawney Phil.
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coming up a little later in the newscast, we'll see if Kirby the Groundhog agrees the Valley is going to have an early spring.
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On Health Check, we'll see a new treatment that could smooth out some wrinkles.
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and we'll tell you why a couple thousand customers are upset with the Roanoke Gas Company. [cc sponsor]
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Investigators got the green light to take finger prints from the Dublin woman accused of trying to hire an undercover police officer to kill her ex- boyfriend.
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Sources say 39-year old Peggy Jo Sullivan wanted the undercover officer to kill Scott Hammond of Floyd County.
Sullivan was arrested last month while meeting with the undercover agent in the parking lot of a Dublin fast food restaurant.
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When investigators searched Sullivan's vehicle a few minutes later they found two pipe bombs inside her truck.
The judge signed the order today giving police permission to take Sullivan's fingerprints.
Sullivan was supposed to have a bond hearing today but it was postponed at the request of her attorney.
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If you were among the estimated 25-hundred Roanoke Gas customers who received a larger-than-average bill last month, it's not because you have a gas leak.
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It was due to a miscommunication between the company and its billing service. The company's president says that created a misperception that some customers were overbilled.
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((JOHN WILLIAMSON/PRESIDENT & CEO; THAT'S NOT THE CASE. THEY WERE NEVER BILLED IN THE FIRST MONTH. IT DID CAUSE SOME CONFUSION. WE DID WAIVE ANY LATE PAYMENT CHARGES BECAUSE NT BILLING THEM IN DECEMBER WAS OUR FAULT AND OUR CONTRACTOR'S MISTAKE.))
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The mistake has generated several phone calls for the company the past two days.
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A Roanoke man has been indicted for murder and arson, in the death of his room-mate.
David Lee Griffin is charged in the 1997 fatal fire in northeast Roanoke.
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The fire in the Eastgate neighborhood trapped James Cline inside the house..
Griffin later told police that he tried to get to Cline's bedroom, but couldn't make it.
Bystanders had to keep him from going back inside to make another rescue attempt.
Griffin has not yet been arrested.
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At least one high ranking democrat will NOT be challenging Al Gore for the Presidential nomination in the year two thousand.
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House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt has told associates he will NOT seek the nomination.
Instead he will focus his energies to help Democrats recapture the House.
If that happens, Gephardt would be the leading candidate for the Speaker of the House position.
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The Groundhog wasn't the only person looking for his shadow today. Patrick Evans has more on a program that gives students a look at the real world of work.
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Junior Acheivement has teamed up with students across the region, and has paired them with professionals from all walks of life...
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Patrick Evans is one of those being "shadowed" today by a senior from William Byrd.
Patrick, where are you today, and what is Shadow Day all about.
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Coming up in Sports, one of the N-F-L's greatest players needs a liver transplant.
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Today on health check -- Medical testing is underway at U-V-A that may offer hope to patients with Parkinson's disease.
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And doctors are confident- by next flu season- they'll be able to prescribe more than just liquids and bed rest.
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((DR ISSAC MELAMED/FLU DRUG RESEARCHER: IT SEEMS TO BE A VERY VERY SAFE TREATMENT WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS.))
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A new medicine to combat the flu is showing promise.
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This experimental treatment appears to cut flu symptoms in half. The drug is called GS-4-104. There are already effective medications to stop the flu.... but they seem to work better in adults. G-S 4-104 is also working well in children who tend to get more complications associated with the flu like ear and sinus infections, and pneumonia. The medicine must be used within the first 48 hours of symptoms to effectively block the flu virus in the body from multiplying.
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A new study will investigate the first drug approved for the treatment of Lou Gerhig's disease in patients with Parkinson's. Experiments suggest the drug Rilutek may slow down the progression of Parkinson's disease.
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Actor Michael J-Fox brought the disorder to the public's attention when he recently announced he suffers from the neuro-degenerative disease. Hospitals participating in the study are looking for volunteers. U-V-A Health Sciences Center is one of them. Candidates should be recently diagnosed Parkinson's patients who preferably have not had any treatment yet.
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[PRE-PRO] For information on how to enroll in the clinical trial in Charlottesville and eligibility criteria call 1-800-220-8610.

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There's another alternative to face lifts to get rid of wrinkles.
Instead of peels, lasers, or injections, this one uses radio waves. Sandra Maas has more.
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The treatments are not cheap. They run about 95 dollars each, so a full series would run about a thousand dollars and maintenance sessions are needed.

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The American man who had a hand transplanted last week says he is doing amazingly well.
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Matthew Scott is doing so well he could be released from the hospital in the next few days.
Surgeons say Scott is currently undergoing rehabilitation at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
Doctors say Scott is having a little trouble touching his index finger and his thumb together in the early phases of rehab.
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In sports Former Chicago Bear Walter Payton needs a liver transplant
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Chicago Bears legendary running back Walter Payton announced today that he must now tackle a life threatening medical condition.
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Payton has a rare liver disease and needs a transplant, his doctor said Tuesday. The 44 year old talked openly about his condition during his weekly radio show, but broke down at it's conclusion.
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The Express is back on the Round House Ice this friday against Johnstown for the first of three games in three nights.
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Roanoke coach Scott Gordon put the team through a rigorous practice this morning that included not only various drils, but conditioning as well.
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In men's ODAC basketball, Roanoke topped now 4 and 14 Lynchburg 79-69 last night.
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Roanoke is now 8 and 11 on the season. The Maroons have now won two of their last three contests and are tied in the ODAC stadings with Bridgewater for sixth place. Roanoke sophomore Jason Strickland paced the Maroons with a double double, 23 points and 10 boards.
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in division I the last undefeated team in the country fell last night. Number one ranked Connecticut lost to 16th ranked Syracuse 59-42 on the Huskies floor. Uconn played with out leading scorer Richard Hamiltton and center JakeVoskuhl. Freshman Damone Brown lead Cuse with 14.
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that's a rap for five, coming up at six, words from jeff Gordon about the upcoming season.[5-Groundhog]


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Punxsutawney Phil has a little local competition this year.
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This morning's Groundhog Day event at the Mill Mountain Zoo marked the debut of the Star City's own resident groundhog, Kirby.
And like his better- known counterpart, Kirby called for an EARLY end to winter.
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((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS: HE DID NOT SEE HIS SHADOW. SPRING IS COMING IN SIX WEEKS....))
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The 12-pound Kirby received a big welcome from several groups of area schoolchildren.
They also spent the morning sipping hot chocolate and listening to stories about their favorite type of rodent.
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((So, what did Kirby say? JADIE MOORE: HE SAYS SPRING'S COMING SOON.))
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