Coming up on News 7, we'll tell you why authorities say they have a good chance of catching a bank robber.
and from Jordan, people pray as King Hussein clings to life following a failed cancer treatment.
A rather pleasant day in our neighborhood. Temperatures well into the fifties and that is likely to continue tomorrow.
Today on healthcheck --
A breakthrough AIDS treatment has some doctors concerned about its possible danger.
And we'll see how a sick little girl is raising awareness about bone marrow transplants in Martinsville.
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Transcripts of Monica Lewinsky's testimony are released today-
We may see taped portions of her deposition as early as tomorrow.
Saturday morning, ten o'clock and Senators will be back at it in Washington.
Prosecutors are expected to play a videotape at the trial- Americans will have the first chance to see and hear Monica Lewinsky talking about the controversy.
Jonathan Freed has more.
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((While the President was busy speaking to a roomful of business types...
...the videotapes of this week's depositions were heading off to be edited...as the prosecutors got ready to make their case with the tapes on Saturday.
It will be the first time the public sees Monica Lewinsky talking about her affair with Mr. Clinton.
REP. JAMES ROGAN/HOUSE MANAGER-PROSECUTOR/R-CA.: WE WANT
TO MAKE THIS PRESENTATION AS BEST WE CAN TO THE SENATE AND TO THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE...THAT THERE IS A LEGITIMATE REASON WHY AL GORE SHOULD BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
The House Republicans concede they don't have the votes to convict Mr.
Clinton...but they're still hoping history will record that they changed a few minds.
The deposition transcripts were made public on Friday...including this
exchange from Lewinsky's session.
GRAPHIC: REP. ED BRYANT/HOUSE MANAGER: "DID YOU TELL THE TRUTH IN THE GRAND JURY ABOUT WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED AND HOW THE PRESIDENT TOUCHED
BRYANT: ``AND DID YOU LIKEWISE TELL THE TRUTH TO YOUR FRIENDS IN
CONNECTION WITH THE SAME MATTERS?''
At the White House, they were downplaying the significance of the depositions.
JOE LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: AS FAR AS I CAN TELL, IT PROVIDES NO EVIDENCE THAT THERE WAS ANY PERJURY OR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTCE AND THAT IS WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE.
A move to censure the President is still alive on the Hill...and seems
to be gaining bi-partisan support.
SEN. CARL LEVIN/D-MI.: SENATORS, I THINK MOST OF US DO NOT
WANT TO HAVE THE PUBLIC BELIEVE THAT AN ACQUITTAL MEANS ACCEPTANCE OF THE BEHAVIOR.
JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS: ANOTHER TOPIC NOW GETTING
BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT IS THE IDEA OF OPENING UP THE SENATORS' FINAL
DELIBERATIONS TO THE PUBLIC. THE 19TH CENTURY RULES FROM THE LAST
PRESIDENTIAL IMPEACHMENT TRIAL CALL FOR IT TO HAPPEN IN SECRET.
King Hussein remains in grave condition in a Jordan Hospital- surrounded by family.
Hussein arrived home from the United States yesterday after his body rejected a bone marrow transplant to fight off cancer.
A statement from the palace says it was the King's persistent wish to return to his homeland to die.
Outside the hospital in Amman, Jordanians are gathered-
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Jordanian television says King Hussein continues to receive medical treatment-
But six former prime ministers are said to have begun making plans for his funeral.
Pulaski police feel sure they'll apprehend the man who robbed a local bank, this morning.
For starters, investigators say they have a good description of the man.
Although the suspect was wearing a ball cap, he was NOT wearing a mask when he entered the Community National bank at around 9-thirty.
Prior to approaching the teller, the suspect also struck up a conversation with at least one customer while waiting in line.
The bank's security camera also captured the crime on camera.
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[ HERB COOLEY/PULASKI POLICE CHIEF: HE HANDED THE TELLER A NOTE, THAT WAS HAND WRITTEN AND BASICALLY SAID, I HAVE A GUN GIVE ME ALL YOUR MONEY AND SHE DIDN'T SEE A GUN, BUT HIS HAND REMAINED IN HIS POCKET.]
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The suspect is described as a white male in his 30's or 40's with blondish gray hair.
He was wearing blue jeans and an army jacket.
Pittsylvania County authorities are investigating a stabbing at a trailer park.
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It happened just before eight this morning at Hillcrest Mobile Homes off Route-29 in Blairs.
31-year old Mike Madeiros suffered a cut to the throat.
He's in stable condition at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
27-year old Beverly Ann Owen was arrested and charged with assault with the intent to kill.
The Sheriff's Department has not released a motive for the stabbing.
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Still to come on the newscast, U-V-A decides to associate with some of its Wise students.
and the city of Radford finds out it no longer has an open container law.
On Health Check, Doctors are urge to try a new treatment plan to fight ear infections in children.
and Patrick Evans checks in with what's new at the Salem Museum.
Over the past five years, Radford police have charged countless residents and college students for having an open container of alcohol in public.
It's a law a local attorney discovered doesn't hold water.
Steven Helm realized the ordiance was NOT valid after agreeing to represent a Radford University student who was charged with breaking the law last October.
The local ordinance has been on the books, since 1991.
About five years ago, it lost its steam when the general assembly repealed the legislation the ordinance was based on.
In order to keep the law valid, Radford City council should have voted to update the ordiance based on the changes.
But somehow the need to update the ordinance got overlooked.
Helm says his client was ecstatic to find out the charge wouldn't stand up in court.
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[STEVEN HELM/ATTORNEY:WHEN I FIRST BROUGHT UP THE IDEA THAT THE ORDINANCE WAS INVALID, YOU KNOW, SHE WAS A SKEPTICAL BECAUSE IT WAS HERE, HER LIFE WAS ON THE LINE, NOT IN TERMS OF A CONVICTION, BUT OF A FINE, AND HER REPUTATION SO WHEN WE ACTUALLY WON THE ARGUMENT SHE WAS SMILING FROM EAR TO EAR. ]
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So how did the problem with the ordinance get overlooked?
Tonight at six-- we'll hear from Radford's Mayor and city attorney.
U-V-A has accepted the inevitable.
The University has ended its legislative campaign to fight changing the name of its college branch to "University of Virginia's College at Wise."
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((JOHN CASTEEN/UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESIDENT: THE BOARD HAD SOME DISCUSSIONS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON-- INFORMAL. AND THE ADVICE THE RECTOR GAVE ME LATE YESTERDAY WAS THAT THE BOARD IS PROBABLY PREPARED TO ACCEPT IT, AND IN ANY EVENT, IT CLEARLY IS THE LEGISLATURE'S PREROGATIVE TO DETERMINE THE NAME. AND SO I WAS INSTRUCTED THIS MORNING TO SAY THAT THE UNIVERSITY DOES NOT OBJECT TO THE PROPOSAL.))
((DEL. TERRY KILGORE/R-SCOTT CO.: WELL YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WERE SAID DURING THE PROCESS, IT WAS DIFFICULT. BUT I THINK WE'RE BIG ENOUGH PEOPLE WE CAN GET OVER THAT, AND NOW GO BACK AND TRY TO WORK TOWARD MAKING UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA COLLEGE AT WISE A GREAT PLACE.))
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Clinch Valley College has been a branch of U-V-A since 1954.
But college officials want to emphasize the school's connection to Charlottesville with the name change.
They've been used in police work and aerial searches.. N
Now FIREFIGHTERS are employing thermal imaging cameras to locate fire victims in burning homes.
But none of Lynchburg's eight fire stations has a thermal camera, mostly because they cost upwards of 20- thousand dollars apiece.
That's where Lynchburg resident Bev Lowry comes in.. she's spent the past year raising money to buy the cameras for the city's fire department.
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((BEV LOWRY/"EYES FOR LIFE" CAMPAIGN: BECAUSE WE HEAR ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKES, WE HEAR ABOUT THE HURRICANES AND ALL THESE THINGS, BUT ACTUALLY WE LOSE MORE TO FIRE, AND I BELIEVE A LOT OF THEM COULD BE SAVED IF WE HAVE THESE CAMERAS.))
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[OUT Q=have these cameras.]
At six, we'll take you inside a burning home and show you how effective the thermal cameras can be.
Coming up next, Patrick Evans is standing by with his version of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
No matter where you're going, sometimes the journey is the most interesting part of the trip.
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"Rails, Sails, Wings & Wheels" celebrates our various modes of transportation and the exhibit has just opened at the Salem Museum, where we find Patrick Evans today.
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Coming up in Sports, Mike Tyson should know soon if he is going back to prison.
And on Health check, the Centers for Disease Control reports doctors should take a new approach to fighting ear infections in children. And from Martinsville
we'll see how a community is trying to come to the aid of a little girl with leukemia.
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[OUT Q=someone else.]
Many cancer patients can be cured with a bone marrow transplant, but only 30-percent find suitable donors within their own families.
A nine-year old Martinsville girl has rallied the community to find willing bone marrow donors and get them signed on a national registry.
Kandis Joyce has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.
Christy Hubley explains how her friends and neighbors are trying to save her.
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(( At her apartment near Duke University Medical Center, Kandis Joyce receives a mailbox full of "get well" cards every day.
[NAT SOT reading get well cards]
Kandis was diagnosed with leukemia in December 1997.
This 9- year old and her foster parents have uprooted their lives in Martinsville to get Kandis the treatment she needs miles away from home.
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((REPORTER: HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL? KANDIS JOYCE: I THINK EVERY DAYS. SOMETIMES WE GET THE WEEKENDS OFF.))
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Kandis recently underwent a "cord blood" transplant, but a "bone marrow" transplant would be more effective in curing her disease.
When the family found out that friends back in Martinsville were organizing a bone marrow typing drive to find a potential donor for Kandis, they were thrilled.
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((KANDIS JOYCE/LEUKEMIA PATIENT: I THINK IT'S REALLY NICE.))
[OUT Q=really nice.]
[IN Q=Even if it doesn't]
((TERRI WHEELER/ KANDIS' MOM: EVEN IF IT DOESN'T HELP HER, MAYBE IT WILL HELP SOMEONE ELSE.))
[OUT Q=someone else.]
Kandis' dad hopes his daughter's bravery will inspire people get the blood test and become a donor.
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((TERRY WHEELER/KANDIS' DAD: IF SHE CAN TAKE IT I'M SURE US GROWN-UPS CAN.))
[OUT Q=grown-ups can.]
Kandis seems to be improving after the cord blood transplant. But if her little body rejects it, she will need a bone marrow transplant.
And while her family hopes and prays for the best, finding a donor will help them be prepared for the worst.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Durham, North Carolina.))
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If you would like to become a bone marrow donor, the American Red Cross is conducting a "typing" drive next Thursday from 11- to- 6 at the National Guard Armory on Commonwealth Boulevard in Martinville.
There is a $75-dollar cost for the blood test, but some businesses and organizations have agreed to sponsor people.
All minorities will be tested for FREE because there's a special need for minority donors.
For more information, call 540-666-1298.
Some doctors are advocating a risky approach to treating the AIDS virus.
They're hoping the body can be trained to control the virus on its own. It uses a stop and go approach which involves halting the AIDS treatment when traces of the virus disappear.
Treatment is restarted when it reappears.
Doctors tested the treatment after a German patient successfully stopped and started his H-I-V treatments.
He eventually quit it entirely when he discovered the virus had disappeared. He's been H-I-V free for two years.
Some doctors are skeptical of the approach. They fear patients will stop taking their AIDS medications on their ow
n, with potentially deadly consequences.[5-Ear-Infection]
Doctors are trying new approachs now that the germs that cause ear infections in children are becoming more and more resistant to antibiotics.
Strep pneumonia is the most common cause of ear infections. The Centers for Disease Control says it is drug resistant 50% of the time. So the C-D-C says it has developed a battle plan for middle ear infections.
It still calls for the use of Amoxicillin, but because of the resistance, the dosage is doubled. That means a five year old child will get an adult dose.
The higher dose should kill the resistant germs, but it could mean more side effects especially stomach problems.
If the infection doesn't clear up in three days, doctors are advised to move on to something stronger.
The C-D-C blames the overuse of antibiotics, especially for the common cold, for the problem with drug resistant germs in children.
Today in Sports, a judge decides Mike Tyson's immediate future.
With this breaking news here's Steve Mason.[S5-NBA]
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Thank you lady's and good afternoon welcome to the Friday Two Minute Ticker.
Boxer Mike Tyson is going back to prison.
Moments ago the former champ was sentenced to two years in prison today after pleading guilty to assault following an August 31 traffic accident in Gaithersburg.
Judge Stephen Johnson sentenced Tyson to two years in a Maryland detention center.
One year of the sentence was suspended.
Lets start on the hard wood. it's back to work for the N-B-A as the shortened season officially opens tonight.
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The Knicks travel to Florida to take on Orlando. The players say they are in good condition and just need the competition.
But what about the fans. And when asked that question, Knicks center Patrick Ewing, who was a main man in the negotiations, seemed a little upset.
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There are 12 games on tap tonight.
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Eugene Robinson is returning the Bart Starr Award.
The Atlanta Falcon free safety received the award from Athletes in Action last Saturday.
Miami police arrested Robinson later that day on charges of soliciting oral sex from an undercover police officer.
His arrest came the night before the Falcons lost to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.
The Starr award is given for high moral character, among other attributes.
Robinson told reporters while preparing for Sunday's pro-bowl he would return the award.
The Express will try and improve to 5 and 1 against the Johnstown Chiefs tonight at the Round House.
Roanoke is number one in the Northeast Division while the Chiefs are in last place. The Express is also 3 and OH against Johnstown in shootouts.
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That's it for 5, coming up at six, Mike Stevens will give us a rundown of what's on tap in Daytona this week, have a great weekend folks!
Home Box Office is looking to a 14 year old girl and her pet guinea pigs for new material.
Afterall Alyssa Buecker is already a successful film maker.
Her video films featuring her 19 guinea pigs have won three straight awards in the Kansas Film Festival.
Starting in the spring her guinea pig trilogy will begin airing on H-B-O.
She writes, directs, and narrates the films herself.
Alyssa says the hard part is to make sure the animals are well behaved.
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Alyssa says it's a lot of fun making the films.
Her new job may win her fame, but she's not going to get rich. H-B-O's only giving her one hundred dollars for the use of her "Guinea Pig Trilogy."