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[ANCHOR=Keith]

The Senate trial of the President ends- -with the acquittal everyone expected.
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Virginia Senator John Warner casts one vote to convict and another to acquit. We'll let him tell you why; we have Chuck Robb on his NOT guilty votes, too.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, we will unveil the new Martinsville Astros, Mike Stevens will have the lates from daytona,
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a track marred by accidents and covered in sheet metal today as crashes took over the track from the Goody's dash series.
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From record highs to snow, all in one afternoon. Details ahead. [open]
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[IN-Q=It is therefore ordered]

((WILLIAM REHNQUIST: It is therefore ordered and adjudged that William Jefferson Clinton be and hereby is, acquitted of the charges in the said articles.))
[out-Q=the said articles.]
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[vo-nat] [16:43:04]
The only elected American president ever impeached is acquitted today by the United States Senate.
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[Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#99-1 26:35]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton Not Guilty]


The Senate could not muster even a simple majority on either article of impeachment.
On perjury only 45 voted "guilty". On obstruction of justice, an even 50 voted guilty -- 50 not guilty.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Ellen -- Newspath]


Ellen Qualls is in Washington with the whole story.
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[QUESTION: We heard there was a bomb threat at the capitol. What can you tell us?]



[Local-Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-74 1:40:P52]
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Here in western Virginia, most people were NOT glued to the drama as the vote played out on national T-V, but almost all of them had an opinion on it.
Joe Dashiell heard from some of them today.
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[SUPER=01-Ken Scoggins/Baptist Minister; ]
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[SUPER=01-Jarain Mook/Exchange Student; :39 QUICK!]
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(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
On the floor of the U.S. Senate, there was disagreement on the President's conduct and the punishment he deserved, but not in a Vinton Barber Shop.
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((KEN SCOGGINS: WE ARE HIGHLY UPSET AT WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE, BECAUSE JUSTICE HASN'T BEEN DONE.))
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[OUT Q=hasn't been done.]


At the YMCA in downtown Roanoke, the televisions were tuned to music videos, racing, and a game show, but not the latest instalment of the impeachment saga.
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[IN Q=I think he should have]

((MARGY IRVIN: I THINK HE SHOULD HAVE RESIGNED A LONG TIME AGO, AND BEEN DONE WITH IT, AND HE SHOULDN'T HAVE DRAGGED THE COUNTRY THROUGH ALL THIS, BUT YES I'M GLAD IT'S GOING TO BE OVER REAL SOON.))
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[OUT Q=over real soon.]


At William Fleming High School... 11th graders in American Studies Class had also heard enough.
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[IN Q=I don't even know why it started]

((JARAIN MOOK/EXCHANGE STUDENT: I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY IT STARTED, THINGS HAPPEN LIKE THAT. I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY HAD TO BLOW IT UP LIKE THAT.))
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((LANEISHA MILLER/WILLIAM FLEMING STUDENT: IT'S BEEN ON FOR A LONG TIME AND I'M JUST GLAD IT'S GETTING OVER.))
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At Brookside Golf Course, Ed Truett teed up and weighed in with support for the President.
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((THE PRESIDENT I THINK HAS DONE A GOOD JOB OF BEING PRESIDENT AND I BELIEVE HIS PRIVATE LIFE OUGHT TO BE A LITTLE MORE PRIVATE.))
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In western Virginia, the Senate vote brought the full range of reaction, but one consistent theme... relief that the impeachment debate and the Senate vote are behind us.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))




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Because of the inclement weather, the National Business College is cancelling night classes tonight.





[Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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One person's burning trashpile turned into a 45-acre brush fire on Windy Gap Mountain this afternoon.
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Firefighters from four squads got it under control within an hour and a half.
The forestry department bulldozed a road around the fire to contain it.
Wind blew the fire down the mountain, away from homes.
As of Monday you can burn only between four p-m and midnight when the air is typically more moist.
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[Howard]


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A man accused of killing a Henry County cattle farmer with his granddaughter nearby made an appearance in court today.
Clyde Howard Junior heard the prosecution lay out the case against him.
Christy Hubley has new details on Howard's alleged crime-spree.
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(( With an injury his lawyer refused to talk about, Clyde Howard Junior limped into the courtroom on crutches.
He's faces 11 criminal charges in Virginia, including first degree murder for killing James Stanley Taylor and attempted capital murder for shooting at a sheriff's deputy in his car.
Both crimes carry potential life prison sentences.

The prosecution presented evidence that Howard stole several guns from his former landlord.
A North Carolina man testified that Howard pointed one of those guns at him when he stole his car.
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(( I ASKED IF HE WHETHER HIS WAS GOING TO KILL ME OR HURT ME. HE SAID NO. HE SAID I'VE GOT TO HAVE YOUR CAR.))
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Howard's sister testified that her brother planned to steal the car so he could use it in a bank robbery.
Howard's son admitted that he dropped his father off in North Carolina so he could take the car.
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((PROSECUTOR: DID HE CARRY ANYTHING WITH HIM WHEN YOU ALL DROPPED HIM OFF? SON: I COULDN'T VISABLY SEE NOTHING BUT I KNEW HE HAD SOMETHING. PROSECUTOR: WHAT DID YOU KNOW THAT HE HAD? SON: A COUPLE OF PISTOLS AND A RIFLE.))
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When a sheriff's deputy from North Carolina found the stolen car just a few miles over the border in Spencer, Virginia, he also discovered Jimmy Taylor, shot dead in his pickup truck.
That discovery lead police on a week-long manhunt for Howard, that eventually ended with his surrender.
The judge agreed to move this case forward to a grand jury, which is set to convene April 5th.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Henry County.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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When we return -- Wythe County was a stop ahead of Governor Gilmore's crackdown on I-81 speeders.
Details coming up.
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And later, what would you do for Elton John tickets.
Kiss a stranger... for an hour and a half?
We'll show you someone who did.
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[Wythe-Patrol]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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[TAPE#98-76: 1:38:12]


Governor Gilmore hopes to improve safety on Interstate 81 safer by adding more troopers to the highway.
Wythe County is already a step ahead.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Teresa]


Teresa Hamilton says they've been at it for more than a decade in one of the busiest Interstate Intersections.
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[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
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Keith, in our area sheriff's deputies don't typically patrol the interstates but that's NOT the case in Wythe County where deputies have been issuing tickets since 1987.
And--they are making a difference.
Consider this--- last year the department wrote more than 9-thousand tickets for traffic violations.
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[FORREST CARTER/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:THE HIGHEST ONE, OUR DEPARTMENT HAS GOTTEN THIS YEAR, I THINK, IS 110.]
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On most days the interstate is where you'll find First Sergeant Forrest Carter-- especially during ...
On occasion he'll give some motorists a break-- but draws the line with tractor trailers.
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[ FORREST CARTER/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:IT'S BECAUSE THEY ARE PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS AND THEY SHOULD DRIVE ACCORDINLY. ]
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Wythe County deputies began patrolling the interstate alongside state police about 12 years ago.
Sheriff's officials say the extra help is a necessity due to the high volume of traffic that passes through along Interstates 77 and 81.
According to one estimate, 57-thousand vehicles a day travel Wythe County's highways.
And while the extra patrols may have earned Wythe County a reputation for toughness-- Sheriff's officials say the pay off is safety.
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SAM VIARS/WYTHE CO. CHIEF DEPUTY:IT'S NOT A BAD REUPTATION TO HAVE, WE DON'T CONSIDER IT A SPEED TRAP, WE'RE JUST THERE TO ENFORCE THE SPEED LIMIT.
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[TAPE#=99-13 :1:49]
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Charges are about to be dismissed against five members of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity at Virginia Tech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


The prosecutor intends to ask the judge to drop abduction and grand larceny charges.
The misdemeanor case against Nicolas De Sarno still stands .
He's charged with indecent exposure and sexual battery.
The case was the result of a performance at the frat house last year where a dispute arose between members of the fraternity and an exotic dancer from Roanoke.
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[TALENT=Keith]
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The men wanted their money back after the woman refused to take off all her clothes.
The prosecutor says it could have been handled better, but the incident did not amount to abduction.


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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Another case of an exotic dancer IN Roanoke has been dropped as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 26;]


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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[Stocks]


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[WRITER=chr]
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Wall Street is ending the week on a down note. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow fell nearly 89 points to close at 92-75.
Nasdaq lost almost 84 points.
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[Roanoke Electric Steel/SunTrust/Trigon/Wachovia/Walmart]



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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#=98-80: 1:36:03]
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State gambling officials are looking into what a local Moose Lodge has done with more than 200- thousand dollars worth of bingo money.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Agents searched Lynchburg Moose Lodge 715 last month for financial documents related to the lodge's bingo operations.
Another search warrant was executed at the apartment of the lodge's bookkeeper on Fort Avenue.
Authorities say the lodge cannot verify what it has done with 214- thousand dollars in gaming income.
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[Sports tease]


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The Express talks about battleing Toledo tonight, the Goody's Dash Series Discount auto parts 200 was filled with crashes at daytona
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and that is where will will find Dale Jr, and mike stevens as our Speedweeks reports coninute
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[S-Crash]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-41]
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Dale Earnhardt won the opening round of the 1999 International race of Champions Series today. 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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[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/ESPN; :00]


Speaking of wrecks, they filled the 2 and a half mile track today in tthe 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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[S-Daytona]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-36]
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The Busch Series drivers will get a chance to shine tomorrow at Daytona in the NAPA 300.
Eight Winston Cup veterans are in the field but Mike Stevens says the youngsters are getting their share of attention.
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[S-Astros]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-38 tc 06:12]
[GRAPHIC=Houston Astros]


Houston is invading Martinsville. The Astros announced today that Martinsville is the franchises' new Class A Rookie affiliate.
Houston has agreed to a five year lease for Hooker Field.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


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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[IN Q=I'll just go]

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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-32]
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The Expressplays at Toledo tonight in a battle of division leaders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The Storm leads the Northwest Division with a 26-12 and 4 record.
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[S-Price]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-26 tc 1:18:45]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA;]


The play with NBA's best career free throw percentage is leaving the game.
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.
Price was cut by Orlando last summer and failed to land another contract this winter.
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