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Paula Jones will likely appeal.
That's the word from the Charlottesville-based Rutherford Institute that backed Jones in her fight against the President.
Yesterday a federal juge in Arkansas threw out Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit saying it falls far short of being worth a trial.
From Africa today President Clinton delcined to say little about the ruling accept that he was pleased by the judge's decision.
Meantime, win or lose special Kenneth Starr says his own criminal probe continues.
The Whitewater prosecutor continues to look into possible obstruction of justice and other crimes.
Byron Pitts is in Washington with the latest.
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Thousands are still without power after a tornado ripped through central Virginia last night.
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The twister left behind only the foundation and front porch of this two story house and took the lives of the mother and newborn inside.
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(( Chief Mike Harman/Hanover Co. F.D. THE FATHER WAS HERE AND SAW THE STORM, WENT TO CHECK ON HIS FATHER BY THE TIME HE HAD RETURNED THE STORM HAD ALREADY STRUCK HIS HOME. ))
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The dead have been identified as 39 year old Sheila Giles and 13 week old Jeremiah.
The twister emerged from a line of severe thunderstorms that crossed the central and nothern portions of the state damaging homes and downing power lines and trees.
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Now to new allegations of beatings at Virginia Military Institute.
Attorneys for three freshmen have made public-- documents in which the freshmen and three seniors admit beatings took place.
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The documents are part of a student run honor committee probe that will be heard next week.
These are the second public allegations this academic year of upperclassmen spanking freshmen with belts.
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((GEORGE WADE, JR./FORMER VMI FRESHMAN: I'M NOT REALLY SURPRISED THAT THERE WERE MORE PEOPLE BEING BEATEN. BUT I'M SURPRISED THAT IT'S OUT IN THE PUBLIC. I'M SURPRISED THAT THERE'S ANOTHER SITUATION THAT'S HITTING THE SPOTLIGHT.))
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George Wade, Junior withdrew from VMI in January, after alleging that upperclassmen mentors spanked him and other freshmen twice a week.
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((I FELT LIKE MAYBE WHAT HAPPENED TO ME AT VMI WAS SOMETHING ISOLATED. MAYBE SOMETHING THAT WASN'T THE NORM AT THE SCHOOL. BUT NOW, TO FIND OUT ABOUT THIS SITUATION THAT SOUNDS ALMOST EXACTLY LIKE THE SITUATION I WAS IN, IT KIND OF SCARES ME, CAUSE IT'S GOING ON TO MORE PEOPLE THAN I IMAGINED.))
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Wade is still hoping a new independent prosecutor takes up hazing or assault charges in his case.
A V-M-I spokesman says there's NO proof beatings are widespread -- and they will NOT be tolerated.
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The sentence is in for the alleged U-V-A stalker.
24-year-old Christopher McAllister, a former U-V-A student, was sentenced to 65 years behind bars yesterday, with 32 years suspended.
McAllister was convicted of attempted rape and several break-ins during the 1994-95 school year at U-V-A.
He is already serving time in his home state of New Jersey after pleading guilty to several charges of rape and burglary there.

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A French court today convicted a former Cabinet minister for crimes against humanity for arresting and deporting Jews during World War Two.
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Eighty seven year old Maurice Papon (pa-PAWN') was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The verdict came after a six-month trial -- the longest in France's history.
Papon was charged with ordering the arrests and deportations of nearly 17-hundred Jews who were to die in Nazi death camps.
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California authorities are offering an 85 thousand dollar reward to find out who's setting off bombs in Northern California.
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Since Sunday three bombs have exploded in the city of Fremont.
Two more were found and later detonated.
The first blew a ten foot hole in the home of the police chief.
Another was found on the walkway leading to the home of the chief's predecessor, now a city councilman.
Two other bombs were found in a neighborhood full of million dollar homes.
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One of two men wanted in connection with a two state shooting spree is dead, the other in police custody.
The shootings began yesterday in Indiana and ended in Illinois.
When it was all over four people were dead and a fifth wounded.
Illinois state police won't say how the 19 year old suspect died.
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Despite a crackdown on teen tobacco use... more teens than ever are lighting up.
A new government report indicates 43 percent of high school students either smoke cigarettes, cigars or chew tobacco.
Vice President Gore and Cabinet members plan to release the figures during anti-smoking rallies in eight states today.

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The fight continues over how to provide health insurance to more children of Virginia's working poor families.
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A bi-partisan coalition of lawmakers left Richmond last month with budget language that could force Governor Jim Gilmore to veto ALL state Medicaid funding if he tries to veto their child health plan.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CERTAINLY TRIED TO TIE ALL MEDICAID FUNDS TO THIS EXPANSION OF MEDICAID. THAT'S WHAT THEY HAVE ATTEMPTED TO DO. BUT WE'VE GOT A LOT OF CHOICES AND A LOT OF OPTIONS. LET'S SEE IF WE CAN'T DELIVER A GOOD, SOLID, PRIVATE PLAN FOR THE KIDS OF VIRGINIA.))
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Gilmore's alternative would insure the same number of children-- but with much less generous coverage.
But the Governor opposes the legislature's Medicaid-based plan because he says it would be an expansion of welfare i

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A Henry County high school teacher faces allegations that he had sex with a student.
Keith Doty (DOE-TEE) has been suspended from his job at Fieldale- Collinsville High School.
He faces five misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
School officials contacted the Henry County Sheriff's Office when they learned of Doty's alleged relationship with the 16 year old girl.
Doty was hired as a communications technology teacher in January, 1995.

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The great-great-grandson of a slave connected to a benchmark U-S Supreme Court ruling was in Salem last night.
As David Johnson reports, the descendent of Sengbeh Pieh (Sing-Bay PEE-Ah) says the legacy of his great great- grandfather can no longer be overlooked.
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(( Samuel Pieh's ancestor, known as Joseph Cinque (SIN-Kay), led a revolt on a slave ship.
When the slaves were recaptured they appealed to the nation's highest court.
The case played a major role in the early abolitionists' movement.
This piece of history formed the basis for the recent controversial film "Amistad". The West African native says playing a bit part in the film made him realize the Amistad scenario presents a difficult view.
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((SAMUEL PIEH/MID SOUTH/AFRICA LINK DIRECTOR; THIS HAS BEEN IN THE HISTORY BOOKS. THIS INCIDENT INVOLVES GREAT BRITAIN. IT INVOLVES SPAIN. IT INVOLVED THE UNITED STATES TO A GREAT DEGREE. IT INVOLVES CUBA AND THE CARIBBEAN. AND YOU FIND OUT A LOT OF PEOPLE DID NOT KNOW ABOUT IT, THE AMISTAD. WHY? BECAUSE OUR EDUCATION HAS NOT BEEN FUNCTIONAL.)) [RUNS:19]
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((FOR EXAMPLE, FREEDOM. YES FREEDOM. EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT FREEDOM. BUT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU MUST FIGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOM. YOU SHOULDN'T JUST BE SO CARELESS AND IRRESPONSIBLE ABOUT YOUR FREEDOM BECAUSE SOME DAY SOMEBODY CAN TAKE IT AWAY FROM YOU.)) [RUNS:14]
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Pieh stressed Amistad's legacy is its example of what good and bad the world can accomplish.

David Johnson, News 7.))[SUCRALOSE]


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Some sweet news for those watching their waistlines.
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The government has approved the use of a new artificial sweetener.
Sucralose is made from sugar, but is not digested by the body, meaning no calories.
The makers claim that unlike competitors, sucralose doesn't break down in high-heat cooking.
Sucralose hits the stores later this year.
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Virginia Tech is extending its reach by teaching on the Internet.
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Insects and Human Society is one of 20 summer school classes offered on the World Wide Web.
That means students can go home, get a summer job, and still work on their education.
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((JAMES CAUDILL/DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENT; YOU HAVE A FEELING THAT IT'S JUST COMING RIGHT TO YOU, THE LECTURES, THE REAL AUDIO LECTURES THAT YOU GET, YOU DON'T KNOW REALLY THAT THERE'S A CROWD, THAT THEY WERE RECORDED IN AN ACTUAL LECTURE, YOU ALMOST FEEL LIKE HE'S TALKING TO YOU.))
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((DR. TIMOTHY MACK/VA. TECH ENTOMOLOGY DEPT.; YOU CAN CLICK ON THAT AND LISTEN TO AN EXPLANATION OF WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT, THE HUMAN ELEMENT IS THERE, IF YOU DIDNT' UNDERSTAND IT, YOU CAN CLICK ON IT AGAIN, YOU CAN CLICK ON IT 35 TIMES IF YOU WANT TO. THAT'S NOT TRUE IN A CLASS, WHEN THE INSTRUCTOR SAYS IT, IF YOU MISSED IT YOU MISSED IT.))
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Web technology allows students to watch video clips, listen to lectures, and even take a quiz, at their convenience.
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Coming up in just about an hour... the University of Virginia will officially introduce Pete Gillen as the Cavaliers new head basketball coach.
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At about the same time, Gillen's old school Providence likely will be welcoming this man, Tim Welsh to his new job.
The current Iona coach is expected to officially become the new Providence coach today.

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Bad news for Virginia Tech's football team...
An injury could force running back Shyrone Stith to the sidelines for the remainder of Spring drills.
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The redshirt sophomore, who sat out last season after starring as a freshman in 1996, tore a ligament in his right thumb during yesterday's scrimmage and likely will need surgery.
Stith had 5 TD's back in 96.

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Another Redskin is finding himself in legal hot water this week.
First it was Washington quarterback Gus Frerotte, who found out he's being sued for more than $300 thousand dollars by a Deck company.
Now one of Gus's
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main receivers, Leslie Shepherd, is making the news.
Shepherd has a June first court date for a jury trial as he tries to beat charges that he assaulted a man outside of a Washington nightclub.
The team's top receiver last season could get 6 months in jail.

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Former heavyweight boxing champ Oliver McCall was arrested last night for allegedly punching a Martinsville police officer.
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Court records show McCall was charged with felony assault and battery for hitting Officer Steve Burton.
He was also charged with resisting arrest and damaging property.
He is being held at the Martinsville City Jail under ten thousand dollars bond.
McCall has been previously charged with driving under the influence, disorderly conduct, and assault.
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Now to some diamond action... the Baltimore Orioles bounced back from losing Monday's home-opener to beat the Royals 10 to 1 last night.
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Cal Ripken Junior hit his eighth career grand slam to power the O's to a 10-to-1 win.
Lenny Webster also cracked a couple of homers as the O's pound out 11 hits in the easy win.
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And Tony Womack, the Gretna native who was inducted into the Roanoke-Salem baseball hall of fame earlier this year, led the Pirates to a 4-to-nothing win in their season opener with a two run double in the 7th inning.

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Virginia Tech has put more than its share of athletes in NFL training camps.
This year that trend may continue, but first there is a small matter of the NCAAs.
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The Hokie Bird, is going for a three-peat as the N-C-Double-A Mascot Champion this week.
The Hokie Bird left for Daytona Beach, Florida today with the rest of the cheerleading and dance squads to compete for the national crown.
And in the past, Tech mascots have used this competition as a springboard to a pro career.
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Tech's dance squad, the High Techs, qualified sixth with its video resume.
The cheerleaders are competing against 20 other squads for top honors has well.
You can catch the finals of the N-C-Double-A Cheer and Dance finals here on your hometown station on Sunday, April 19th.
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Finally this afternoon...the word is out.
Jerry Mathers... or "the Beaver" is coming to Vinton.
Mathers and his "Leave It to Beaver" co-star Ken Osmond, who played Eddie Haskell on the 1960's sit-com, will serve as Grand Marshals for the Vinton Dogwood festival.
The festival takes place April 25th.