Today on News 7, President Clinton's Secret Service agents WILL have to testify before the special Grand Jury.
and the University of Virginia surrenders to General Custer.
Radar is tracking a narrow band of showers at this hour. The weekend forecast stays hot. Details ahead.
In Health news, the makers of Viagra face an 85 million dollar lawsuit.
and a local hospital prepares to unveil its new E-R which promises to meet the special needs of chest pain patients.
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Secret Service Agents
may already be testifying before a grand jury-
after the Supreme Court refuses to intervene.
Chief Justice William (Wren-quist) Rehnquist said there would be NO irreparable harm if the agents testified.
They'll go before the grand jury investigating the Monica Lewinsky case.
Maureen Maher is covering the story and joins us live from Washington DCTERMS.
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((Anticipating Supreme Court Justice William Renquist's ruling, Secret
Service agents were called to the federal courthouse by Independent
counsel Ken Starr moments before the decision came down.
From the beginning of this bitter legal battle over Secret Service
testimony in the Monica Lewinsky case, the Justice Department has
claimed that the security of the President of United States is at issue.
But in his decision, Renquist said he refused to halt the
agents testimony because " the applicant has not demonstrated that
denying the stay would cause irreparable harm."
But earlier in the day, the President, while still trying to distance
himself from the investigation, disagreed.
This case is about their ??? judgment and what
is necessary for them to do their job, and I have not been involved with
that in any way shape or form."
And that's why the Administration will seek to have the full Supreme
Court review the issue of the so-called Secret Service protective
function Privilege later this year. Leading Republicans agree the issue
has merit but took the Clinton administration to task for continuing to
pursue the subject.
Sen. Orin Hatch/R-UT I CAN'T IMAGINE WHY THEY WOULD DO THAT AFTER
WHAT THEY HAVE SEEN IN BOTH THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS AND WITH THE
REJECTION OF THE STAY BY JUSTICE RENQUIST - IT SEEMS TO ME THAT JUST
SMACKS OF ANOTHER FRUITLESS APPEAL FOR DELAY.
In the meantime, there was no further delay in Secret Service testimony
which began late in the afternoon.
MAHER: : Although no one knows exactly what questions will be asked,
but it's not expected they'll get into things that would breach the
attorney-client privilege or national security - MM CBS News))[5-Haygood]
A Lynchburg man who allegedly attacked a woman at knifepoint outside a hospital emergency room told police he "just wanted a ride home".
57-year old John Major Haygood was in court today to face abduction and malicious wounding charges.
Police say Haygood grabbed a woman outside Lynchburg General Hospital the night of April 28th and held a knife to her throat, demanding she take him to her car.
The hospital's former security director questions whether the emergency room security is adequate.. and why video cameras did not help prevent the attack.
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((PHIL THEISEN/FORMER LGH SECURITY DIRECTOR: BECAUSE THAT TAPE DOCUMENTS TO A CERTAIN DEGREE WHAT WENT ON OVER THERE THAT NIGHT, AND WOULD ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS. ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WAS DID HE APPROACH THE TRIAGE DESK AND GET TURNED AWAY BEFORE THIS HAPPENED? WAS SECURITY BACK THERE AND WHAT WAS SECURITY DOING?))
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Hospital officials say they keep security tapes for one month before re-using them and the police request came just a few hours late.
Charges against Haygood have been certified to the next grand jury.
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The man convicted of manslaughter for running down two Roanoke City Fire Fighters and a woman more than 12 years ago is back in jail.
Roger Lee White was arrested in May, on charges of possession of cocaine. In June, he failed to appear for a court date.
The Commonwealth attorneys office says White fled to West Virginia where he was arrested last Thursday.
He is now in the Roanoke County Jail.
White was convicted of manslaughter in 1986 for plowing through an emergency scene and killing Captain Robert Cassell (Ca-Sell), firefighter Harvey Helms and Brenda Downs.
He spent 18 months in jail for that crime.
In 1993 he pled "no contest" to possession of crack cocaine.
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The families who lost loved ones on T-W-A Flight 800 want to join forces to help the victims of future air disasters, we'll have that next.
and then we'll tell you what connection a Radford University professor has to the new movie Zorro.
It was two years ago that TWA flight 800 exploded off of Long Island, killing all 230 people aboard.
Today relatives of the victims announced they're setting up a fund to help families who lose someone in an air crash.
((WHAT IT ALLOWS IS THE RECOVERY OF ECONOMIC DAMAGES ONLY. IF YOU'RE A BREADWINNER YOU'RE A WIDOW OR AN ORPHAN OF SOMEONE WHO IS A BREADWINNER THEN THERE IS RECOVERY, BUT THERE IS NO RECOVERY FOR MENTAL ANGUISH DISTRESS, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS.))
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This weekend families will observe the second anniversary with memorial services on the beach.
Some will revisit the reconstructed airliner at a hangar on Long Island.
It's a little lower than some rosy budget scenarios bandied about in May--
but Virginia politicians now have 175 million more dollars to spend than they thought they would last year.
Revenues to the state increased a whopping 10-point-4 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30th.
Individual income tax payments and the bull market on Wall Street are mostly responsible.
The state's "rainy day fund," established six years ago during the recession, is expected to top a half BILLION dollars within the next two years.
He was the most photographed American of his era.
But today, the familiar visage of General George Armstrong Custer played a role unfamiliar to many Virginians: protector of the University of Virginia.
The international Little Big Horn Group's holding its annual meeting in Charlottesville, to commemorate the surrender of the University to Custer's Union troops in 1865.
Custer posted guards to protect the University.
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((BRICE CUSTER/GREAT GREAT NEPHEW: HOLLYWOOD AND OTHERS, EVEN A NOTED HISTORIAN RECENTLY ON TV, MANAGE TO DEPICT CUSTER AS A GLORY-HUNTER. CERTAINLY THAT'S NOT UNUSUAL. THAT HE MADE HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND SO ON OVER THE DEAD BODIES OF HIS OWN TROOPS WHOM HE CARED NOTHING ABOUT. THAT'S OF COURSE TOTALLY FALSE.))
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Custer's restraint in Charlottesville is in contrast to General David Hunter's shelling and burning of Virginia Military Institute in 1864.
Radford University's drama department has reason to applaud the new movie "The Mask of Zorro".
A part time acting teacher at the university has a small role in the film which hit the silver screen this week.
28- year old Jay-D Roberto plays a bad guy in a large scene at the beginning of the film.
Roberto lives in Los Angeles but is friends with an instructor at Radford.
This is the third summer he's come here to teach a week- long acting course to high school students.
Watching the film today was a thrill not only for his students but also for Roberto who got to see his name in the credits.
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Patrick Evans has a lot on his "to do" list. Today he's at the ZOO DO where they're raising money for the Mill Mountain Zoo.
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It's a big party with some cool cats, like Ruby the Tiger, and Boris the Snow Leopard.
Patrick Evans is high atop Mill Mountain, where ZooDo starts in about an hour, and you'll find all kinds of animals at the Zoo tonight, especially party animals like Patrick.
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Coming up in sports, Mike will have highlights from the British Open.
And in Health Check, the makers of Viagra are hit with an 85 million dollar lawsuit.
plus we'll look at what some are calling a growing problem... Drug stores giving customers the wrong prescription medicines.
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Cooked poultry can be safely refrigerated for three to four days.
Source:United States Department of Agriculture
Doctors in Sweden believe they have found a link between Rheumatoid Arthritis and cancer of the immune system.
The study found that people with arthritis were more likely to develop cancer of the Lymph Nodes and Spleen.
The researchers recommend that arthritis patients be given drugs to protect them from these types of tumors.
A 63- year- old man says Viagra is a dangerous drug and is suing its manufacturer.
The man is seeking 85 million dollars claiming the impotency drug caused him to have a heart attack.
He contends Pfizer Incorporated should have known that Viagra is a dangerous product.
The company says the drug is safe when used correctly.
Men who take certain types of heart medications are advised NOT to take Viagra.
A California jury has ordered a drug store chain to pay more than 30 million dollars after the incorrect prescription caused a 10- year- old girl to suffer brain damage.
As Vince Gonzalez reports, more people than ever before are receiving the incorrect medication.
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((10 year old Bryn Cabanillas used to be able to run and play. But thanks
to a pharmacist's mistake, she can no longer walk or talk and has the
mind of an 18 month old. Bryn suffered brain damage after she was given
medication seven times stronger than her doctor ordered.
Medication problems like this one that caused Bryn's damage have doubled
in the last 15 years. Studies show that thousands, perhaps hundreds of
thousands of people are affected every year.
According to the federal government, the biggest reported mistake is
mixing up drugs that have similar names, giving the patients the wrong
pill. Other mistakes are caused by doctor's bad handwriting. on
Vince Gonzalez/CBS NEWS
Independent pharmacists say there is another factor in the rising number
of medication errors: the growth of large chain pharmacies, where the
bottom line often gets a closer look than some prescriptions.
"It seems that a lot of establishments are encouraging less help and
more volume and with that comes a larger degree of error."
"I want you to do this every day"
Customers are also to blame, many never think to question the cure they
are paying for.
"I generally presume when they give you the medication that is the
Some pharmacists in California say a proposed law forcing the state to
track the times "incorrect" medication is given might prevent children
like Bryn from being hurt by the drugs prescribed to help them. VG CBS
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Patients at the Danville Regional Medical Center will notice a bigger and better emergency room.
The new E-R has been under construction for about a year and will be finished in about a week.
The hospital says it is most proud of its new chest pain center.
It's a seven-bed facility which focuses on the special needs of people with chest pains.
Hospital officials say the emergency department is now more accommodating to patients and visitors.
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((JOE CIEZKOWSKI/EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR: THE NEW ROOMS THAT WE'VE GOT ARE MORE PRIVATE FOR THE PATIENTS, OFFER A LITTLE BIT MORE SECURITY AND COMFORT FOR OUR PATIENTS AND VISITORS. WE'VE ADDED A WAITING ROOM THAT'S MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE FOR OUR PATIENTS AND VISITORS. WE'VE ADDED MORE PRIVACY TO OUR TRIAGE AREA WHICH IS THE FIRST PLACE THAT THE PATIENT GOES WHEN THEY GET TO THE E-R.))
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A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new E-R is planned for tomorrow morning at ten.
It will include a safety fair with food, games, and demonstrations for the whole family.
It's time for the Two minute ticker, here's Mike Stevens with some hot news out of the Cowboys training camp.[S5-Br
Welcome everybody to the start of your weekend and day of the British Open.
The weather was a little more truer to form today in England and a result the scores were somewhat higher.
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Amazingly, this man 32 year old American Brian Watts leads the field after shooting a one under round today.
He is three under for the tournament.
He is one shot in front of 17 year old Justin Rose who had the best round of the day with a four under 66.
Ernie Els had the shot of the day with this fairway eagle on the par five 15th.
First round leaders Tiger Woods and Nick Price are still in the hunt they are tied for second.
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Billy Wagner is back in Houston tonight with a sore head but little more after getting beaned with a line drive on Wednesday night.
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The Houston Astros' pitcher was surrounded by photographers as he left the hospital and prepared to board a flight back to Houston last night.
Amazingly, he has nothing but a headache and some lingering dizziness from the accident.
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Wagner, who grew up in the Tazewell county town of Tannersville has close ties to the area.
Last November he was in town for a sports card show and autograph session, and last January he spoke to the area's Fellowship of Christian athletes at Calvary Baptist Church in downtown Roanoke.
Wagner and his wife Sarah are expecting their first child in the next couple of weeks, as well.
The Dallas Cowboys are one of the first teams to open up training camp this Summer.
They are doing so in the oppressive Texas heat
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in Wichita Falls.
The Cowboys have a new coach this year in Chan Gailey and while he is not trying to completly take over he is promoting team unity.
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Coming up at six we will hear from a salem Avalanche catcher who can sing as well as hit.
Plus, the Hooters racing series will be at New River tomorrow night.
Have a safe weekend folks.
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A Frenchman wants to make a splash in the record books.
He is attempting to become the first person to swim the Atlantic without the assistance of support devices.
31 year old Ben Lecomte (Lecomb) is swimming from Cape Cod to his home in France to raise money for cancer research.
The trip is in memory of Ben's father who died from the disease.
He plans to make the 34-hundred mile journey by swimming six to eight hours a day and sleeping on a sail boat at night.
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But before Ben could hit the water he had one other thing to do -- he proposed to his girlfriend.
After that he was off.
The Frenchman hopes to complete the trip in about three months.