[7E-Warner-Clinton]

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Republican John Warner seemed to straddle the fence during Friday's impeachment votes in the Senate.
After listening to what he has to say, that position may not surprise you.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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((Let's start with the fun one.
What would the Republican Senator think if Hillary Rodham Clinton ran for and won a U-S Senate seat?
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((WARNER: I THINK THE WOMAN HAS QUALITIES. AND SHE HAS I THINK SHOWN REMARKABLE FORTITUDE ON A BROAD RANGE OF CHALLENGES, POLITICAL AND OTHERWISE HERE IN THE PAST YEAR )) [RUNS :15]
NOT an endorsement.
But here he is on the President's decision to send U-S troops to Kosovo.
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((WARNER: THE PRESIDENT HAS GONE ABOUT IT THUS FAR IN A CORRECT MANNER.)) [RUNS :04]
Warner voted GUILTY on one impeachment count and NOT guilty on another.
How does he feel about the President in the aftermath?
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((WARNER: IN DUE COURSE, HE MAY BE ABLE TO RE-ESTABLISH FULLY, OR TO A LARGE EXTENT, STRIKE FULLY, HIS CREDIBILITY WITH THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND INDEED WITH THE CONGRESS.)) [RUNS :13]
Should Clinton be criminally indicted while still in office?
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((WARNER: I THINK THERE'S CONSIDERABLE DOUBT AS TO THE SUCCESS OF THAT PROSECUTION.)) [RUNS :05]
Should he be censured?
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((WARNER: WHAT'S TO BE GAINED BY ANOTHER 20 LASHES IN PUBLIC?)) [RUNS :05]
And on whether Congress should re-enact the independent counsel statute in the wake of Ken Starr's inquiry..
[SOT 15:36:31 ]

((WARNER: WE EITHER ABOLISH IT, BECAUSE CLEARLY STARR'S FUNCTION, WHILE I'M NOT HERE TO ARGUE IT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, IT RAISES THE QUESTION DO WE WANT THAT TO HAPPEN AGAIN?)) [RUNS :13]
Have NO doubt-- Warner condemns the President's actions as "depraved."
But as the newly installed chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, he's clearly looking forward to working with the White House.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[7E-Hollins-Murder]


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Four years ago, a Hollins College student was found murdered after her family's Northern Virginia home burnt to the ground.
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[from 98-54 15:15; 98-61 52:52]
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Yesterday, a guilty plea from the man accused of setting the fire-- her brother.
20-year-old Anne Harper was found dead in her family's Fairfax County home on Thanksgiving Day 1995.
[SUPER=03-Fairfax Co./September 1998]


Yesterday, Matthew Harper pled guilty to stabbing and killing her BEFORE setting the house on fire to cover up the crime.
In exchange for Harper's plea to second degree murder, Fairfax prosecutors have dropped first-degree murder and attempted murder charges against him.
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[7E-Star-City]


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More troubles for Roanoke's Star City Diner.
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Health inspectors closed the restaurant Friday, citing violations such as roach infestation and rotten food.
Health officials apparently still did NOT like what they found after RE- inspecting the restaurant yesterday.
Restaurant owner Spanky Macher says he made the needed improvements to floor tiles and the dishwasher, areas where roaches HAD been.
Even if Star City makes the grade in a planned inspection today...there's still a hearing planned March 12th to determine whether the restaurant can keep its food permit.
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast..
A blustery day ahead, as rain and wind move into the area. Look for highs to hover around 60 degrees.
Some showers stick around in the overnight hours. Lows will stay around 40 degrees.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 2/18/99
Thursday:
Twins!
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Anniversary:
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Anniversary:
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Anniversary:
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[45Park-Arrests]


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Members of Roanoke's gay and Lesbian communities say they are being unfairly targed in police stings at city parks.
But people who use the parks say the police are just doing their job.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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((Twilight at Wasena park, and some people on the new skating ramps under the bridge are afraid to use the park's public restrooms, where they say gay men are still soliciting people for sex.
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(( MIKE MOORE/PARK VISITOR; I DON'T WANT THAT GOING ON WHILE I'M OUT HERE SKATING, ESPECIALLY WHILE MY DAUGHTER'S OUT HERE.))
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But representatives of Roanoke's Gay and Lesbian community say if police aren't going to arrest EVERYBODY having sex in the park, they should leave EVERYONE alone... They are currently trying to repeal a state law that makes ALL oral sex a felony.
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(( SCOTT JOHNSON/GAY ADVOCATE; UNTIL THEN WE BELIEVE IT SHOULD NOT BE ENFORCED AGAINST ANYBODY, WE BELIEVE THAT SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT AGAINST A SMALL MINORITY IS EVEN WORSE ))
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But park visitors say the sex isn't the primary problem, it's the solicition.
Shane Allie says it's gay men, not hetrosexual couples, approaching him for sex.
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(( SHANE ALLIE/PARK VISITOR; WHEN HETEROSEXUALS COME OUT HERE THEY COME TOGETHER, I'M NOT SAYING IT'S A RIGHT THING TO DO, BUT WHEN THEY COME OUT HERE THEY'RE SEARCHING FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO DO THIS STUFF WITH AND NOBODY WANTS 'EM, THAT'S WHAT A LOT OF PROBLEMS ARE OUT HERE. ))
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Mayor David Bowers, while denouncing discrimination of ANY kind, made it clear that sexual solicitation in public parks will be dealt with.
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(( MAYOR DAVID BOWERS/ I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT OFF, I'VE GOT TO TAKE A STAND AND MAKE SURE THAT OUR PARKS ARE SAFE FOR OUR CHILDREN, FOR THE FAMILIES THAT ARE USING THEM, AND THAT'S GOING TO BE ONE OF MY UTMOST CONCERNS AS WE DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE. ))
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Bowers said he would forward the concerns to the City mananger and Police officials, but added Roanoke can't do anything to change a state law.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

[45E-Cummings]


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A Roanoke business is closed and its owner behind bars for parole violation charges.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 4;]


Queen Charlotte's Tea and More was one of the businesses on the first floor of the old Heironimus Building, but the restaurant closed recently after proprietor B- D Cummings was jailed.
[SUPER=04-October 22, 1989]


In 1989, Cummings was convicted in federal court of forging checks from the Rescue Mission worth more than 29-thousand dollars.
She's still on state probation for writing a bad check, and is prohibited from handling other people's money.
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An antiques dealer who placed items in the building on consignment says he hasn' t been paid for pieces that are now unaccounted for, but the owners of The Emporium say they intend to cover financial losses.
Other shops in the building remain open.

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The teenager who escaped from a mental hospital more than a week ago has been returned to the facility.
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Noah "Drake" Schaffer had been missing since last Monday.
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The 16-year old jumped out of a second story window at the Marion State Hospital and hadn't been seen until yesterday morning.
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Family members say someone recognized Schaffer's picture and called the police. The boy was found at his girlfriend's home in Salem.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Sunday;]


His family was concerned after Schaffer attempted suicide numerous times while at Coyner Springs last month.
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Turning to weather now---


Rain likely, with highs near 60.
Occasional showers tonight, with lows around 40.
The five day outlook cools off significantly by the weekend, when an approaching storm will likely bring some snow showers.
Highs dropping from the 60s back down into the 30s and 40s.
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[8Danville-Fatal]


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A Danville man is dead following an early morning car accident.
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[SUPER=03-Danville/This Morning;]


It happened just before six on Park Avenue in Danville, near Browder Avenue.
Police say a Nissan Maxima driven by 38 year old Timothy Delanao Bethel of 26 Paul Street, was traveling southbound, when it crossed the median and struck a tree.
No other vehicles were involved.
Bethel was pronounced dead at the scene.
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[8Baby-Found]


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Authorities have confirmed that it was a TWELVE-year-old girl who gave birth to a newborn found in a trash can in the northern Virginia suburb of (DUM-freez)Dumfries.
Police say the the girl was alone when she gave birth, then wrapped the baby girl in a plastic grocery bag and put her in a trash can outdoors.
The infant is hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
Authorities say the girl will probably not be charged because of her age.
They are searching for the baby's father.

[8Landfills]


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Virginia is stepping up its fight against out-of-state garbage.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Attorney General Mark Earley won a temporary restraining order yesterday in a Charles City County courtroom.
[SUPER=04-Thursday]


The order would just pump up the penalties for Houston-based Waste Management Incorporated if any more of its trucks are caught dumping hazardous medical waste in Virginia landfills.
Meanwhile, Governor Jim Gilmore's bills to limit out-of-state trash are sailing through the State Capitol.
But Senator John Warner said federal legislation would be needed to make the Governor's bills legal.
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((SENATOR JOHN WARNER/R-VIRGINIA: WE WORKED VERY CLOSELY WITH THE GOVERNOR'S STAFF IN DEVISING THIS LEGISLATION, SO I THINK YOU CAN DRAW FROM THAT IT IS NEEDED BY THE GOVERNORS OF THE SEVERAL STATES THAT WANT TO DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM.))

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Warner and Senator Chuck Robb's federal legislation would allow states to get around the commerce clause in the U-S Constitution that allows free trade between trash haulers and landfills.
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[8E-L'burg-YMCA]


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A new Y-M-C-A is on its way to Lynchburg... if organizers can raise more than seven million dollars by the end of the year.
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The new "Y" will be located on 26 acres of land near Laxton Road donated by developer Bill Jamerson.
It will serve residents in the Forest and Timberlake areas west of Lynchburg that currently don't have a recreational facility.
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[SOT 9:53:10]
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((SUSAN LANDERGAN/YMCA DIRECTOR: THE COMMUNITY IS REALLY GROWING IN THAT AREA, IT'S ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING AREAS IN VIRGINIA, AND IT'S FULL OF FAMILIES AND THAT IS CERTAINLY ONE OF OUR TARGET AREAS SO WE THINK IT WILL BE A GREAT LOCATION.))
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The Jamersons also are donating one million dollars towards the Y-M-C-A's fundraising goal.
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[8Youth-Program]


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Roanoke children now have a FREE after-school program to help keep them out of trouble and on the honor roll...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

St. John's Community Youth Program was officially introduced yesterday as an after-school program. James Madison Middle School students enrolled at St. John's meet with volunteer tutors four days a week to go over homework. On Fridays, they become volunteers themselves, visiting the elderly or preschool children. Organizers of the program feel its important to target children between the ages of 10 and 15 who are typically left unsupervised after school.
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((RUTH HUSK/YOUTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR: STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT THE HOURS OF 3 TO 6 P.M. ARE WHEN STUDENTS ARE ENGAGING IN EARLY SEXUAL BEHAVIORS, THEY'RE BEING ARRESTED FOR JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, EXPERIMENTING WITH DRUGS AND ALCOHOL.))
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[vo-nat] St. John's currently has 26 students in the youth program. They hope to double the enrollment over the next three years.

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Before we wrap up this morning...here's another look at the mid- week forecast.
Rain likely today, with warm southerly winds pushing temperatures to near 60.
Rain tapering off to occasional showers by tonight, with lows cooling to near 40.
In the extended outlook...dry weather tomorrow, then snow showers likely by the weekend.
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