Next on News 7, Monica Lewinsky WILL testify before a Grand jury investigating the President,
and the strike that has idled G-M plants across the country is finally over.
Things warmed up a bit today and the same will be true tomorrow. Our local forecast and a check on the tropics coming up.
In medical news -- doctors shed a little light on the disease that may have contributed to a shooting spree at the Capitol.
And new technology comes to Southwest Virginia to prevent a brain aneurysm from hemorrhaging.
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A deal is struck-
Monica Lewinsky will testify before the Grand Jury in return for full immunity.
Good Evening. I'm JJ.
The deal came just one day after Lewinsky spoke to prosecutors about her relationship with President Clinton.
Prosecutors want to know whether Clinton asked Lewinsky to lie under oath.
Drew Levinson is following this case and joins us live from Washington.
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[SUPER=01-Plato Cacheris/Lewinsky's Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesman;]
[OUT Q=Now back to you]
((IT IS SAFE TO SAY THAT THE KENNETH STARR INVESTIGATION INTO THE ALLEGED
SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRESIDENT CLINTON AND MONICA LEWINSKY HAS
REACHED A TURNING POINT.
PLATO CACHERIS/LEWINSKY LAWYER
WE AS COUNSEL FOR MONICA LEWINSKY... HAVE REACHED WITH THE
INDEPENDENT COUNSEL ... THAT FOR HER FULL AND TRUTHFUL TESTIMONY, SHE
RECEIVE TRANSACTIONAL IMMUNITY IN THIS CASE...
THIS PUTS EVEN MORE PRESSURE ON THE PRESIDENT AND HIS LAWYERS
NEGOTIATING OVER STARR S SUBPOENA OF THE PRESIDENT TO HIS GRAND JURY.
IT MAKES MR CLINTON THE FIRST SITTING PRESIDENT TO BE SUBPOENAED AS THE
SUBJECT OF A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.
THE NEGOTIATIONS CENTER ON WHETHER THE PRESIDENT HAS TO APPEAR BEFORE
THE GRAND JURY IN THE GRAND JURY ROOM. THE LEWINSKY DEAL COMES A DAY
AFTER SHE MET WITH PROSECUTORS IN NEW YORK. SOURCES CONFIRM LEWINSKY
REPEATED WHAT SHE SAID IN PREVIOUS NEGOTIATIONS SHE DID HAVE SEXUAL
RELATIONS WITH THE PRESIDENT BUT HE DID NOT ASK
HER TO LIE..RELATING TO POSSIBLE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE BY MR. CLINTON.
BUT WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN MIKE MCCURRY DOESN T CONCEDE
THAT LEWINSKY S DEAL FOR IMMUNITY REQUIRING HER TO TELL THE TRUTH MEANS
SHE LL END UP PROVING THE PRESIDENT LIED UNDER OATH.
MIKE MCCURRY/WH WPOKESMAN
HER LAWYER SAID THAT SHE'S GOING TO GIVE COMPLETE AND TRUTHFUL
TESTIMONY, AND IF SHE DOES, THAT SHOULD PRESENT NO PROBLEM TO THE PRESIDENT, OBVIOUSLY,'
BOTH LEWINSKY AND CLINTON HAD PREVIOUSLY DENIED UNDER OATH IN THE NOW
DISMISSED PAULA JONES CASE EVER HAVING A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH EACH
DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS;
With full transactional immunity, Ms. Lewinsky can be charged only if prosecutors believe she has committed perjury by failing to testify
fully and truthfully.))
The General Motors strikes is finally over.
A tentative settlement was announced just moments ago in Flint, Michigan.
((STEPHEN YOKICH/UAW PRESIDENT: AFTER 54 DAYS STRIKING ON ONE AND 48 AT THE OTHER I THINK THEY DID ONE HELL OF A JOB AND WORKING FOR THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS AT GM.))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Yakich/UAW President; ]
[OUT Q=AT GM. APPLAUSE]
The deal now goes to the union members-
((WE WORKED HARD WE THINK WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT THAT WE CAN TAKE BACK AND OUR MEN WILL RATIFY IT.))
[OUT Q=will ratify it]
The strikes at two GM plants in Michigan have halted production at GM plants across North America.
Massachusetts authorities have made an arrest in connection with a two-week old Lynchburg murder.
The body of 21-year old Peter Spyropolous (speer-OP-oh-lis) was found inside a burning car July 12th. He'd been shot in the head.
On Saturday, (Came-bridge) Cambridge police arrested 18-year old Darnell Willis Venable of Boston and charged him with conspiracy to purchase firearms and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Police would "not" say how Venable's arrest is connected with the Lynchburg murder case.
Venable is now fighting extradition to Virginia.
It took a jury just 20-minutes today to convict a Danville man of first degree murder.
Laquan Stone was found guilty of shooting Alvin Averette to death in April.
The victim was hiding in the shower of Stone's estranged wife when the four fatal shots were fired.
The defense argued for a manslaughter conviction-- saying Stone acted in a fit of jealousy.
The prosecution says it was a cold-blooded killing, and Stone's wife-- the only witness to the murder-- helped convince the jury of that.
[IN Q=Ms. Stone came forward]
((JIM REYNOLDS/ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR: MS. STONE CAME FORWARD. SHE DID NOT HAVE TO TESTIFY UNDER VIRGINIA LAW. SHE CHOSE TO TESTIFY AND TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT SHE KNEW AND THE DEFENSE TRIED TO KEEP HER FROM TESTIFYING BECAUSE THEY DID NOT WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Reynolds/Assistant Prosecutor;]
[OUT Q=truth to come out.]
The jury recommended Stone spend 33-years in jail for his crimes.
He will be sentenced September 3rd.
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Environmentalists go to court to stop logging in the national forest. We'll have that next.
and we'll meet a young swimmer from Radford who is not letting her challenges keep her from becoming one of the country's best swimmers.
In Health Check, a diabetes drug linked to several deaths will be allowed to stay on the Market.
and Patrick Evans shows us some of the unusual and LARGE pieces of artwork at the Museum of Western Virginia.
Local, state and federal authorities are on the lookout for the person who robbed a Dublin bank, this afternoon.
It happened at the First American Bank on Route 100 between twelve thirty and one PM.
Police say the suspect was NOT armed and did NOT threaten the teller.
He reportedly handed her a note telling her to put the cash in a bag before fleeing on foot.
The suspect is described as a clean shaven, white male, approximately five foot seven with dark hair.
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When a plane catches on fire most people want to get out. Today at the Roanoke Regional airport, firefighters were trying to get in.
The plane wasn't real but the flames were. Firefighters used the simulated plane to prepare for a real crash. The drills are part of a statewide program required by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The simulation is state-of-the art... computers control the smoke and fire. But firefighters do the real work.
[IN Q= They had they]
((SCOTT BRADFORD/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTER:THEY HAD THEY HAD SMOKE THROUGHOUT THE PLANE HAD A LITTLE FIRE BACK IN THE GENERAL SEATING AREA OF THE PLANE. TWO OF US WENT IN TO RESCUE THE PILOT. TWO OF THEM PUT THE FIRE OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Bradford/Roanoke Firefighter]
[OUT Q=the fire out]
Roanoke is the first city to use the million dollar plane, kicking off a statewide training tour.
Loggers are clearing small tracts of land in the Jefferson National forest in the Glenwood District.
But environmentalists are still trying to put a stop to it.
They took their case to federal court today, arguing that the Forest Service has failed to take into account the cumulative effect of three timber cuts within three miles of one another.
[IN Q=If you damage]
[SUPER=01-Ray Vaughn/"Wildlaw" Attorney]
[OUT Q=worse than that?]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./July, 1997]
It's the same area where protesters tried to block logging equipment LAST year. Two of the three projects were stopped... a third is proceeding.
[IN Q=There's a lot]
Judge James Turk did not make a ruling today, but promised a decision within 10 days to two weeks.
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One of the area's best known artists has a new show at the Art Museum of Western Virginia.
Up next Patrick Evans gives us a look at the unusual work of Anne Trinkle.
[OUT Q=News 7 at 5]
Local artist Ann Trinkle's most recent work is now on display in the heart of downtown Roanoke, at the Art Museum of Western Virginia.
Patrick Evans ventured over to Center in the Square and has our first look inside.
[SUPER=01-Ann Trinkle/Local Artist; :33]
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We'll have more from the Washington Redskins training camp coming up in sports.
On health check -- doctors explain some of the elements of schizophrenia.
And Lewis-Gale Medical Center introduces an innovative way to treat brain aneurysms.
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[IN Q=50 PERCENT]
((DR. JOHN MATHIS/INTERVENTIONAL NEURORADIOLOGIST: 50 PERCENT OF THE PATIENTS WHERE THE ANEURISM RUPTURES, THE PATIENT WILL DIE AND THEN OF THOSE 50 PERCENT THAT DON'T DIE ONLY 25 PERCENT WILL HAVE A GOOD OUTCOME.))
[OUT Q=GOOD OUTCOME.]
It's called Interventional Neuroradiation and it allows a less invasive therapy for cerebral aneurysms.
Doctor John Mathis has returned to the Roanoke Valley after perfecting the procedure at Johns Hopkins University.
He's the only surgeon in the area able to perform this new therapy right now.
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[IN Q=If a patient]
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Mathis/Interventional Neuroradiologist; ]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Christopher Ogilvy/Vascular Neurosurgeon; ]
[OUT Q=way to go]
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[IN Q=If a patient is]
((DR. JOHN MATHIS/INTERVENTIONAL NEURORADIOLOGIST: IF A PATIENT IS TREATED BEFORE THEY HAVE A RUPTURE, THEY ARE OUT OF THE HOSPITAL...THEY THEN GO BACK TO THEIR REGULAR LIFE AND PRETTY MUCH FORGET ABOUT THE ANEURYSM.))
[OUT Q=the aneurysm.]
Catheters move the coil up the leg, through the body, all the way up to the brain.
The coil fills the aneurysm and prevents it from rupturing or breaking.
Harvard Brain Surgeon Doctor Christopher Ogilvy says the procedure is not intended to replace traditional surgery and not everyone is a candidate for this procedure.
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[IN Q=If you're 80]
((DR. CHRISTOPHER OGILVY/VASCULAR NEUROSURGEON: IF YOU'RE 80 AND HAVE ONE OF THESE THINGS AND IT'S BURST AND THE PATIENTS ILL, YOU MAY ONLY NEED 7 YEARS AND YOU'RE FINE, IF YOU'RE 20 AND HAVE ONE OF THESE THINGS, THIS MAY NOT BE THE DEVICE FOR YOU AND STANDARD SURGERY MAY BE THE WAY TO GO.))
[OUT Q=to go]
The procedure is new, but so far it has proven effective in preventing second hemorrhages -- which results in death 50 percent of the time.
So far, over 25-thousand patients worldwide have been treated with the new coil technology.
The man accused of killing two police officers Friday at the U-S Capitol was diagnosed almost 20 years ago with schizophrenia.
The strange case of Russell Weston Junior has brought attention to a condition that most Americans do not fully comprehend.
Atlanta psychiatrist David Davis says Weston seems to be suffering from a classic form of paranoid schizophrenia.
[IN Q=In that type]
((DR. DAVID DAVIS/:IN THAT TYPE, THE PERSON WILL BELIEVE, FOR EXAMPLE IN THE CASE OF
MR. WESTON THAT HE HAS SOME SPECIAL MISSION. AND HE ALSO SEEMED TO
BELIEVE THAT THERE WERE PEOPLE IN THE GOVERNMENT THAT WERE OUT TO GET
HIM...PARTICULARLY HIGH UP."))
[SUPER=01-Dr. David Davis/Psychiatrist;]
[OUT Q=particularly high up]
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Like many schizophrenics, Weston heard voices in his head.
U-C-L-A researcher Mark Cohen has studied how those voices are processed in a schizophrenic's brain.
He found imagined voices stimulate the same part of the brain as real sounds.
[IN Q=What you can see]
(("You can see they're the same"))
[OUT Q=same brain region]
[IN Q=It gives it ]
(( DR. MARK COHEN
"IT GIVES IT THAT QUALITY THAT MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO DISTINGUISH REALITY
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Cohen/UCLA Researcher;]
[OUT Q=reality from hallucination]
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Schizphrenia can be well controlled with medication, but some sufferers refuse to take it.
The National Alliance for Mental Illness says a strong support system is needed.
[IN Q=Our treatment]
((LAURIE FLYNN: THE TREATMENT SYSTEM IN THIS COUNTRY IS A SHAM. WE DO NOT HAVE THE
SAFETY NET OUT IN THE COMMUNITY TO HELP FAMILIES AND PEOPLE WITH
SCHIZOPHRENIA TO RECOVER."
[SUPER=01-Laurie Flynn/Nat. Alliance for Mental Illness;]
[OUT Q=schizophrenia to recover.]
Of the two million schizophrenics, only a fraction are prone to violence.
A new drug used to treat type two diabetes will remain on the market despite repeated calls by consumer groups to have it removed.
Fourteen people have died from liver failure while taking Rezulin.
The group Public Citizen has urged the Food and Drug Administration to halt production of the medication.
But the F-D-A insists Rezulin's benefits outweigh the risks.
The company that makes the drug says it will rewrite its warning labels.[2-Shot-Toss]
In Sports, it seems a little warm to think about hockey,
But that's what's on the mind of Steve Mason. Hi, Steve.[S5-Skins]
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Good afternoon every one. lets start the ticker with training camp
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The offensive line is a little shaky but the Washington Redskins have experience, leadership and youth among its running backs.
Roy Stanley and Scott Ayres file this report from the Redskin Training camp in Frostburg, Maryland.
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00]
[SUPER=01-Terry Allen/Redskin Running Back; :20]
[SUPER=01-Brian Mitchell/Redskin Running Back; :38]
[SUPER=01-Skip Hicks/Redskin Rookie Running Back; 1:00]
[OUT Q=...7 sports."]
Kids from ages five to fifteen laced up their skates today at the Ice Station
for the Modern Hockey School Summer Camp which runs through Friday. It consists of both hockey training and conditioning to develop fundamentals.
Roanoke Express goalie Daniel Berthiaume is also on hand for instruction. Around 45 kids are attending.
[SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Camp Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-Landon Mills/Camper; :11]
[OUT Q=...practice practice practice]
Coming up at six, more from Skins training camp and we will introduce you to E.C. Glass's new head basketball coach.
see ya then[5-Radford-Swimmer]
A Radford teenager is proof attitude and hard work make a winning combination.
14-year old Lucy Gilmore was born with a disabling disease called "McCune Albright Syndrome" and has undergone five surgeries to her right femur, as well as other medical procedures.
Gilmore's condition makes her prone to injury, but you'd never know it by watching her in the water.
In fact-- until recently she'd always competed against able bodied people.
But all that changed last month when Lucy took part in the first ever United States National Disabilities Championsh
ip in Minnesota.
[IN Q=She'd been]
((SWEETSIE GILMORE/LUCY'S MOTHER:SHE'D BEEN SWIMMING FOR SO MANY YEARS WITH ABLE BODIED PEOPLE AND COMING IN LAST ALMOST EVERY SINGLE TIME, SO TO SEE HER GET THOSE MEDALS, SHE GOT A SILVER AND FOUR BRONZE MEDALS, SO IT WAS WONDERFUL AND THEY WERE TREATED LIKE ROYALTY.
RON GILMORE/LUCY'S FATHER: SHE HAS A HIGH DEGREE OF DETERMINATION AND SHE, LIKE I SAID, KNOWS WHAT SHE WANTS, AND SHE WANTS TO WORK HARD AND ACHIEVE HER GOALS. ))
[SUPER=01-Sweetsie Gilmore/Lucy's Mother; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ron Gilmore/Lucy's Father; :14]
[OUT Q=her goals.]
Lucy's trip to Minnesota also won her spot as one of 30 swimmers from the U-S to compete in the upcoming I-P-C World
Swimming Championships in New Zealand.