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Next on News 7-
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Acquittal for the President- Tonight we'll hear from Virginia's Senators.
Thousands of passengers are stranded at airports after the pilots sickout continues.
And imagine smoooching a stranger for 92 minutes. This couple did- to win a K-92 contest.
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News 7 is next.

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[Impeachment]


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The impeachment trial is over- President Clinton acquitted.
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Jonathan Freed has been covering this case from Washington- That's where we find him this evening with the latest.

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((After more than a year of scandal and scrutiny, the President of the United States held on to his office. WILLIAM REHNQUIST/CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE UNITED STATES/PRESIDING OFFICER OF TRIAL: IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED AND ADJUDGED THAT THE PRESIDENT IS ACQUITTED. All the Democrats, and a number of Republicans, voted against the articles of impeachment...with neither article winning even a simple majority of votes. It was a contrite and forward-looking President who appeared later at the White House. CLINTON: I WANT TO SAY AGAIN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HOW PROFOUNDLY SORRY I AM FOR WHAT I SAID AND DID TO TRIGGER THESE EVENTS AND THE GREAT BURDEN THEY HAVE IMPOSED ON CONGRESS AND ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. Mr. Clinton also called for reconciliation and renewal. CLINTON: I BELIEVE ANY PERSON WHO ASKS FOR FORGIVENESS HAS TO BE PREPARED TO GIVE IT. The Senate Majority Leader said he was not worried about any backlash from the voters. SEN. TRENT LOTT/MAJORITY LEADER/R-MS.: I DON'T BELIEVE YOU ARE PUNISHED WHEN YOU DO YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY AND YOU DO WHAT YOUR CONSCIENCE DICTATES. The chief prosecutor insisted he has no regrets. REP. HENRY HYDE/CHIEF HOUSE MANAGER-PROSECUTOR/R-IL.: I DON'T WALK AWAY FROM THIS FEELING WE GOT TREATED BADLY. IT COULD'VE BEEN BETTER BUT EVERYTHING COULD'VE BEEN BETTER.
Henry Hyde also urged Kenneth Starr's office to leave Mr. Clinton alone from now on. The White House says it will be arranging meetings with Congressional leaders to help all sides re-focus on the nation's business. JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS: THE WORD FROM KENNETH STARR'S OFFICE IS THAT STARR HAS NO PLANS TO TRY TO INDICT THE PRESIDENT...AT LEAST, WHILE HE IS STILL IN OFFICE.))


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One Virginia Senator crossed party lines today.
Republican John Warner voted "Not Guilty" on the perjury count, but he voted "Guilty" regarding obstruction of justice.
Democrat Chuck Robb voted "Not Guilty" on both counts.
Ellen Qualls reports from Washington.
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((HE CLEARLY LIED. IT WAS DEPLORABLE, BUT IT APPEARED TO BE CALCULATED, I USED SOME OTHER WORDS THAT WERE REALLY QUITE HARSH. FIRST OF ALL THAT IS NOT AGAINST THE LAW, SECONDLY IT WAS NOT CITED IN EITHER ARTICLE OF IMPEACHMENT.
These were Robb's first public statements about the president's guilt or innocence. Even though he voted not quilty he insists that this day did not vindicate the president. John Warner on the other hand has expressed deep disappointment in the Presdent so it was somewhat of a surprise that he did not find him quilty of pergery.
THIS IS QUITE DIFFICULT FOR ME, BECAUSE I WAS PRIVELEDGED TO BE CHAIRMAN OF THE INAUGUARATION. AND I STOOD NO FURTHER THAN YOU AND I ARE STANDING NOW, WITH THE CHEIF JUSTICE, THE SAME OFFICER WHO PRESIDED OVER THIS TRIAL WHEN HE TOOK THAT OATH, WHICH I NOW FIND HE VIOLATED.
Warner says the nation's focus must now be on healing, to preserve our strength as a nation in the eyes of the world. For John Warner who over came a tough battle from within his own party to win reelection in 1996 until 2002, and who just took over a powerful Senate committee, there may be few political consequences left to fear. But for Chuck Robb who faces the fight of his political life next year these votes may define his political future. Ellen Qualls , News 7 Washington.))))


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In Western Virginia, the Senate vote brought reaction from approval to outrage.
But opinions weren't so varied in a Vinton barber shop.
Ken Scoggins is the pastor of Chamblissburg Baptist Church.
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((KEN SCOGGINS/BAPTIST MINISTER: AS A CHRISTIAN, I THINK HE'S DISGUSTED AMERICA AND I THINK HE SHOULD HAVE RESIGNED EVEN BEFORE THIS IMPEACHMENT BEGAN.))
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At the Central YMCA in downtown Roanoke, televisions were tuned to music videos, racing and a game show, but not the final installment of the impeachment story.
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((STEVE NEWBERRY/YMCA MEMBER: THE PRESIDENT'S BEEN HOUNDED MORE THAN ANY OTHER CITIZEN SHOULD BE HOUNDED. NOT CONDONING WHAT HE DID, BUT IT'S TIME TO GET ON WITH BUSINESS.))
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While opinions varied, there was one consistent theme today... relief that the impeachment debate and the Senate vote are over.

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Governor Gilmore echoes that sentiment, and says the country should now be looking to the future.
He says it's time for Republicands to revitalize, and -- QUOTE -- "communicate what we are for, rather than what we are against."

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He's accused of killing a Henry County farmer who was taking his granddaughter out for a ride in his pickup truck.


After a preliminary hearing today, the 11- criminal charges against Clyde Howard Junior will now go to a grand jury.

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Among those charges, Howard faces first degree murder for killing James Stanley Taylor and attempted capital murder for shooting at a sheriff's deputy in his car.
The Commonwealth's Attorney presented evidence that Howard stole several guns from his former landlord.
Howard's sister and son both testified that he stole a car in North Carolina to use in a bank robbery.
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Authorities believe Howard shot Jimmy Taylor when Taylor discovered the stolen car on his property in Spencer.
It was a sheriff's deputy from North Carolina who discovered the victim's pickup truck.
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Howard led police on a week-long manhunt after the murder, but eventually surrendered.
The judge agreed to move the case forward to a grand jury, which is set to convene April 5th.
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Dry woods and a strong wind turned a burning trashpile into a 45-acre brush fire this afternoon.
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Fortunately the wind was blowing DOWN Windy Gap Mountain, keeping the fire away from homes.
It took firefighters from several squads about an hour and a half to control it.
Starting Sunday you can only burn from 4 p-m to midnight when the air is typically more moist.
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A blaze near Vinton left one family without a home this afternoon.
Fire broke out in the basement of the house at 828 Finney Drive, and spread to the upper floors.
Firefighters found smoke and flames coming from the back of the building when they arrived; they had it under control in a short time.
No one was hurt.
The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.
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A Roanoke man wanted for setting a deadly fire has been apprehended in Colorado.
Police say David Lee Griffin was picked up on a disorderly conduct charge outside of Denver.
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Griffin is accused of setting fire to a house in northeast Roanoke about 18 months ago.
The fire killed his roommate, James Cline.
Police are going to Colorado to bring Griffin back for trial.
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When we return -- charges are about to be dismissed against Virginia Tech fraternity members charged after a dispute with a stripper.
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And a Valentine's message for teens in Roanoke -- true love waits.
Details on "Straight Street" -- promoting abstinence, coming up on News 7.
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Crowds are growing and frustration mounting at the Miami airport- where thousands of American Airlines passengers are stranded.
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People on the way to the Caribbean have been stuck for days- so are thousands on their way home from cruises.
While many working American pilots are sympathetic, another 24- hundred called in sick today- defying a federal order to get back to work.
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((RICH LAVOY : WE PROBABLY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET ACROSS TO THE PUBLIC JUST HOW IMPORTANT THESE ISSUES ARE TO OUR PILOTS.))
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American pilots are angry the airline took over Reno Air- a smaller carrier tht pays its pilots less- they want the Reno pilots to be paid more.
A judge is expected to rule tomorrow whether to hold the pilots in contempt of court.
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A rape case brought by an exotic dancer in Roanoke has been dropped.
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Carolyn Huffman pressed charges against Kim Kennedy--accusing him of raping her in December.
Prosecutors dropped the initial charges after Huffman failed to cooperate with authorities.
Today Roanoke's Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Alice Ekirch (EEE-KERCH) said she's dropping them again because there's not enough evidence.
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((JODY FIELDS/HUFFMAN'S MOTHER: IF IT HAD BEEN THEIR DAUGHTER THAT GOT RAPED THEY WOULD HAVE TOOK IT EVERY STEP OF THE WAY AND THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING TO DO.))
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Kim Kennedy was suspended from his job as a city school employee when the accusations were first made.
He's since been reinstated.
Fields says she and her daughter still plan to pursue the case legally if possible.
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Charges of abduction and grand larceny will be dismissed in another case involving an exotic dancer... this one at Virginia Tech.
Prosecutors say what happened at the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity house last year did not amount to abduction... so they'll ask that the more serious charges be dropped against five members.
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Nicolas De Sarno still faces misdemeanor charges of indecent exposure and sexual battery in connection with the incident.
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The dancer filed charges after the men demanded their money back when she refused to take off all her clothes.






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Hundreds of teens gathered in Roanoke this evening to get a lesson on love a few days before Valentine's Day.
Stacey Martin has highlights from "True Love Waits"--an event sponsored by a Roanoke ministry for youngsters.
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((About six years ago 16-year old Ashley Ingle made a committment to put her beliefs ahead of social pressures and abstain from sex until married.
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Ingle joined about 200 other area teens at The First Baptist Church of Roanoke to celebrate and promote that committment in song..
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and personal testimonies.
Officials with "Straight Street" organized the event, hoping it would further encourage teens who've decided to abstain from sex --and help those whose efforts have fallen short.
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((KEITH FARMER/STRAIGHT STREET DIRECTOR:THERE'S A LOT OF TEENS WHO'VE ALREADY GONE ALL THE WAY AND WE'RE SAYING THAT'S OK--YOU CAN'T CHANGE YOUR PASTBUT YOUR PAST DOES NOT HAVE TO DICTATE YOUR FUTURE.)) [RUNS 09]
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The event was one of several like it around the country.
It ended with organizers asking teens to sign cards affirming their committment to abstinence.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Roanoke.))









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Straight ahead on News 7, a kissing contest with a big payoff --
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tickets to see Sir Elton John.
Even total strangers were getting into the game... with each other... for an hour and a half.
Details when we return.
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A man and woman who'd never met before shared a 92- minute kiss.
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Along with six other couples, they took part in a kiss-a-thon this morning sponsored by radio station K- 92.
It was all to win tickets to next week's Elton John concert.
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((So, did you enjoy the experience? AMANDA VAIL AND BRIAN COBURN/CONTESTANTS: YEAH. Do you think you'll kiss again? VAIL AND COBURN: YEAH, I THINK SO. ))
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Though they EACH got a pair of tickets, Amanda and Brian say they plan to go to the concert together.
Participants were allowed a one- minute break halfway through the hour and-a-half kissing contest.
All seven couples managed to lock lips long enough to win tickets... and some Blistex.
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Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Virgil Goode today told federal officials they'd like to see Garth Brooks and Sandra Bullock make a movie made at the Peaks of Otter.
But the head of the Blue Ridge Parkway is still against the idea.
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Gary Everhart says Columbia-Tristar's plans to use the resort are still unacceptable.
But he's willing to keep talking.
Goodlatte suggested the movie company consider a different site, such as the 4-H Center at Smith Mountain Lake.
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Someterrible crashes at Daytona, Cave Spring and Fleming highlights, George Lynch and his sixers battle the admiral


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and speaking of the NBA, Mark Price announced his retirement today after 12 seasons. Price averaged 15 points and nearly seven assists a game.
He spent most of his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers but was cut by Orlando last summer.
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The game of the night was played before a packed house at the William Fleming gym. As The Cave Spring Knights invaded the Colonels fort.
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It was senior night as William Fleming fans said thank you to the students who worked hard on and off the court for the past four years.
Cave Spring was looking to spoil the party as Justin Shirley tosses the ally oop to Mike Hamler for the opening score.
Fleming uses a little patience, passing it around until Cedric Preston pulls up and sinks the three.
But the Knights are relentless, JJ Redick grabs the rebound, and uses the pivot to escape Colonel defenders and sink the bucket for Cave Spring.
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On the other end Nick Harrington finds Michael Fleshman in the paint. Fleshman downs the "J" and Fleming wins it 53-41.
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The Virginia Tech lady Hokies improved to 22 ans 1, 12 and 1 in the Atlantic 10 conference last night by beating Massachusetts 67-61on the road. The spoon, Lisa Witherspoon, the little point guard for tech lead all scorers with 19 points. Amy Wetzel chipped in 16. Tech trailed 31-30 at the half, but capitalized on turnovers, scoring 21 points.

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In NBA action, George Lynch and his Philadelphia 76ers welcomed the san Antonio Spurts to the city of brotherly love last night.
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The legends above would look favorably on Allen Iverson in the first half.
He was a one man wrecking crew before intermission. He steps up and rips rope form the corner, just three of his 21 points and we are still in the second quarter of play.
san Antonio's Avery Johnson answers, licking his chops with the one on one, which he takes advantage of with the nice drive.
[SUPER=32-San Antonio/98/Philadelphia/94;]Lynch would show his range here, gaining control of the rock and snapping

the nylon from the corner. 55-52 Spurs in front.
But the Admiral collects the board and scores on the next play, Spurs win 98-94.
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Toledo beat Roanoke 4-3 last night. the Express lead twice in the game, 2-1 and then 3-2 before going scorless in the third. Roanoke goals game off the wood of Mark Cadotte, Kris Cantu and Travis Smith. The Express outshot the Storm 29-26 in a battle of divisional leaders. Dave Gagnon ttook the loss and Mike Peron did not play, he has re-agravated his injure knee.

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The Houston Astros announced today that Martinsville is the franchises' new Class A Rookie affiliate, agreeing on a five year lease to use Hooker Field.
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That means a new staff on the field as well for the Appalachian League team.
Manager Brad Wellman promises exciting baseball.
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Sttill to come, Mike Stevens continues our speedweeks 99 coverage from daytona,
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a trach covered in sheet metal today as wrecks from the dash Series marred today's racing.
And now here's tonight's scores.
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The Busch Series drivers kick off the season tomorrow at Daytona in the NAPA 300.
Mike Stevens says the new breeds getting some attenttion despite the presence of Eight Winston Cup veterans in the field.
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Dale Earnhardt won the opening round of the 1999 International race of Champions Series yesterday. He finished 1 and a half car links a head of Bobby Labonte. Mark Martin was third. Dale Jr. did lead for a few laps but ended up in a wreck.
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Speaking of wrecks, they filled the 2 and a half mile track yesterday in the 20th annual Discount Auto Parts 200, part of the Goody's Dash Series. Watch on lap 20 as three cars race three wide and contact is made. the 30 car. driven by Jimmy Foster is upended.
Then, onlap 75, the 7th caution comes outwhen number 10 Danny Bagwell's car disenegrates when he loses control as it flips several times. Bagwell would climb out of the car safely and he appears ok.
on the final lap, number 21 Christina Elder takes the checkered flag in a Pojtiac.
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