After marathon talks, the two sides in the G-M strike have reached a tentative settlement, ending the crippling strikes.
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Officials plan to announce the settlement momentarily.
The settlement would include promises from the automaker to invest in new equipment and keep plants open -- along with union concessions on a longer contract and improved productivity.
The strikes have caused parts shortages that have brought G-M'S North American production to a standstill.
Its a somber day at the nation's capitol as the public honors the two police officers gunned down Friday inside the Capitol by an armed intruder.
Visitors from across the country are waiting in long lines this afternoon for a chance to bid farewell to officers Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson.
Their flag draped coffins have been placed inside the Capitol rotunda, an honor usually reserved for presidents.
Though many of the mourners didn't know the officers, they expressed deep sorrow.
[IN Q=I'm proud]
JEFFREY:I'M PROUD IN A WAY TOO, BECAUSE THEY LOST THEIR LIVES TO SAVE OUR AND THE OTHER PEOPLE THAT WHERE HERE AT THE CAPITOL ON THAT TRAGIC FRIDAY AFTERNOON, SO I'M PROUD BUT UNHAPPY. ))
[OUT Q=SO I'M PROUD BUT UNHAPPY.]
President Clinton will take part in a memorial service for the officers later this afternoon.
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Meantime, the pressure is mounting on the President to find a
way to testify before the Kenneth Starr grand jury,
now that Monica Lewinsky has reportedly told the prosecutors what they wanted to hear.
Drew Levinson reports.
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Night;]
[SUPER=04-January 26, 1998;]
[SUPER=01-Barry Toiv/White House Dep. Press Sec.;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; (standup)]
[OUT Q=cbs news Washington.]
PRESIDENT CLINTON FACES BEING THE FIRST SITTING PRESIDENT EVER
SUBPOENAED TO APPEAR BEFORE A GRAND JURY AS THE SUBJECT OF A CRIMINAL
(NATSOUND ---YESTERDAY ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
"Will you testify, will you fight the subpoena."
THE PRESIDENT'S ATTORNEYS ARE NOW WORKING WITH INDEPENDENT COUSEL KEN
STARR ABOUT HOW HE WILL PROVIDE HIS INFORMATION-WILL IT COME BEFORE THE
GRAND JURY, OR IN A DEPOSITION AT THE WHITE HOUSE?
THIS ESCALATION OF THE CRISIS FOR THE WHITE HOUSE COMES AS STARR
SEEMS TO BE NEARING THE END OF HIS INVESTIGATION INTO (LOCATOR: LOS
WHETHER THE PRESIDENT HAD A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH MONICA LEWINSKY.
IN MONDAY'S CONVERSATION WITH PROSECUTORS IN NEW YORK, SOURCES
CONFIRM LEWINSKY REPEATED WHAT SHE SAID IN PREVIOUS NEGOTIATONS 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.
BOTH LEWINSKY AND CLINTON HAD DENIED UNDER OATH IN THE NOW
DISMISSED PAULA JONES CASE EVER HAVING A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH EACH
(CLINTON, JANUARY 26, 1998)
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman."
YESTERDAY'S MEETING COULD SIGNAL A POSSIBLE IMMUNITY AGREEEMENT
THAT WOULD PIT THE 25-YEAR OLD WOMAN AGAINST THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
ON ANOTHER FRONT A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT REJECTED A WHITE HOUSE
ARGUMENT THAT WHITE HOUSE LAWYERS ARE SHIELDED BY ATTORNEY
THIS PAVES THE WAY FOR STARR TO QUESTION DEPUTY COUNSEL BRUCE
LINDSEY-ONE OF CLINTON'S CLOSEST CONFIDANTS.
(SOT BARRY TOIV/WHITE HOUSE DEP. PRESS SEC.)
"Without the privilege, frank and and candid exchange of
information and advice will be chilled.
(STANDUP DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON)
"The white house has yet to decide whether it will appeal the
Meanwhile back here at the federal courthouse, Linda Tripp arrived for
her seventh day of testimony along with several secret service agents.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Washington.))
Roanoke County residents say they want answers concerning development plans at Cave Spring Corner.
Residents were able to view maps and aerials of the plans last night and talk to county officials.
The zoning request includes 20 acres at the corner of 4-19 and Brambleton Avenue as a General Commercial District.
((LILA RICHE/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT:I STAYED IN SOUTHWEST COUNTY BECAUSE I LIKE THE COUNTY, BUT I'M CERTAINLY NOT OPPOSED TO PROGRESS. I THINK IF IT'S DONE IN A TASTEFUL WAY, THAT IT WOULD BE A GREAT BENEFIT TO US. ))
[SUPER=01-Lila Richey/Roanoke Co. Resident; ]
[OUT Q=a great benefit to us.]
But there was opposition from residents who fear the effect on their neighborhood and existing businesses.
((DOUG BASHAM/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: I LIVE IN ROANOKE BECAUSE OF ITS RURAL FLAVOR. IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL THIS IS GOING TO BECOME NORTHERN VIRGINIA, AND I DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. AND IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL WE'RE GOING TO PAVE OVER EVERY SQUARE INCHE OF ROANOKE COUTN AND MAKE IT ONE HUGE PARKING LOT. ))
[SUPER=01-Doug Basham/Roanoke Co. Resident;]
[OUT Q=huge parking lot.]
The county planning commission will take up the issue and a public hearing will be held on Tuesday August 4th.
Residents in Bedford County were also airing concerns last night.
They say if Interstate 73 becomes a reality, they DON'T want it coming through THEIR back yards.
More than one hundred concerned citizens packed last night's Bedford supervisors meeting.
One possible route for the multi-billion dollar highway would carry it through a portion of Bedford County.
15-hundred residents there signed a petition against that proposal.
[IN Q=I'm not naive]
((DENISE GABRIEL/OPPONENT: I'M NOT NAIVE IN THIS, I DO UNDERSTAND HOW THE THING WORKS. IN A NUTSHELL, VIRGINIA GRABBED A HUGE SHARE OF THE LARGEST TRANSPORTATION BILL EVER PASSED AND IF THEY DON'T SPEND IT THEY DON'T GET IT AGAIN. BUT TO HAPHAZARDLY GO TEARING THROUGH THE COUNTRY, LAYING DOWN ASPHALT ISN'T THE ANSWER. THAT'S MERELY SQUANDERING AND THAT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE.))
((BOB CROUCH/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: I'M NOT OPPOSED TO THIS TYPE OF ROAD, I'M NOT OPPOSED TO THE SMART HIGHWAY. I AM OPPOSED THAT WE'VE GOT ROADS OUT HERE IN MY DISTRICT THAT HAVE BASICALLY BEEN LIKE THEY'VE BEEN FOR A HUNDRED YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Denise Gabriel/Opponent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :18]
[OUT Q= a hundred years.]
The supervisors voted unanimously for a resolution opposing any route that would carry I-73 through Bedford County.
Action on the county's new zoning ordinance was postponed.
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State police say heavy fog played a role in a crash involving a car and a school bus this morning.
It happened just after seven on Route 29, south of Lynchburg.
20- year- old Tiffany Easley of Altavista was headed south when she crashed into the side of a school bus that was crossing Route 29.
It took rescue crews more than twenty minutes to free Easley from her vehicle.
She's being treated at the Lynchburg General Hospital emergency room.
Police charged the bus driver, 77- year- old Leslie Brown, with failure to yield the right of way.
There were no children on board the bus when the crash occurred.
Jurors have been deliberating just over half an hour in the trial of a Danville man charged with shooting and killing a man 3 months ago.
The trial of (La-Kwan) Laquan Stone resumed this morning after testimony from his wife yesterday.
He is charged with first degree murder for allegedly shooting Alvin Averette to death in April.
Defense lawyers say Stone is only guilty of manslaughter because he acted in a fit of jealousy without premeditation.
Stone's wife testified about the moments leading up to the fatal shooting-- when Stone found Averette hiding in the shower.
[IN Q=All I heard was the]
((TOMISHA STONE/DEFENDANT'S WIFE: ALL I HEARD WAS THE SHOWER CURTAIN PULL BACK AND I HEARD IT PULL BACK. THAT'S WHEN I HEARD ALVIN SAY "MAN IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK. SHE'S MY COUSIN." THAT'S WHEN I WENT INTO THE BATHROOM WITH MY LITTLE BOY AND I STOOD AT THE DOOR AND I SAID "IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK, IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK. HE'S MY COUSIN. HE'S MY COUSIN."))
[SUPER=01-Tomisha Stone/Defendant's Wife;]
[OUT Q=he's my cousin.]
Averette was shot four times in the head.
Jurors saw graphic videotape of the crime scene and the victim's body slumped over in the bathtub.
Trial has started in the federal case against a Harrisonburg neurologist charged with trying to murder a former boss.
Prosecutors say Dr. Ray Mettetal Jr. planned to poison Vanderbilt University's chairman of neurosurgery because he prevented Mettetal from becoming a brain surgeon.
Authorities say Mettetal used a disguise and fake I-D to acquire the toxin he allegedly planned to use to kill the doctor.
A huge explosion and fire ripped through a power plant near Chicago today.
Fire officials say seven people were injured and there are reports that some people are missing.
Witnesses say the ground shook as they heard two large exposions.
The blasts set off a huge fireball.
Smoke is still reported to be pouring from the plant.
There were several reports of power surges in Chicago at about the time of the explosions.
[GRAPHIC=Personal Property Tax]
Car tax refunds were not expected to cost cities and counties anything,
but yesterday House Appropriations Committee members heard differently.
The state Compensation Board has sent a letter to localities,
promising to repay them only half of the ADMINISTRATIVE costs of calculating and issuing the tax refund checks.
[IN Q=As I recall]
((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: AS I RECALL, THE FIVE MILLION DOLLARS SET ASIDE TO IMPLEMENT THE REPEAL OF THE CAR TAX WAS TO PREVENT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM HAVING TO PICK UP THE TAB FOR IMPLEMENTING IT. BUT WITH THE COMP BOARD ISSUING THAT MEMO SAYING YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR HALF OF IT, IT DOESN'T SEEM TO SQUARE WITH WHAT WE'D BEEN TOLD EARLIER.))
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((ELEVEN YEARS, I'VE LEARNED NOT TO GET ANGRY AND I RARELY GET SURPRISED.))
[SUPER=@Clement; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Glenn Croshaw/(D) Virginia Beach; :23]
[OUT Q=get surprised.]
Governor Jim Gilmore's spokeswoman says the true costs of refunding the tax are NOT even known yet-- because each locality's doing it its own way.
She says the Governor is committed to finding more money if needed.
It's another mega merger for the telecommunications industry.
Bell Atlantic and G-T-E announced a marriage deal today worth a reported 55 BILLION dollars.
Bell Atlantic is the dominant phone company in the Northeast.
G-T-E is one of the nation's largest local phone service providers.
The deal would be one of the biggest corporate mergers of all time in the United States.
[TAPE#=98-44; TC 1:07:27]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport]
Flames lit up the tarmac at the Roanoke airport this morning, but it was just a drill.
Roanoke firefighters are using a new fire training system. It's a steel aircraft body and fire pit used to simulate a plane crash and fuel spill.
The million dollar trainer is traveling across the state helping firefighters learn how to deal with a dangerous situation.
[IN Q=we call it]
((JIM NILO/PROGRAM MANAGER; WE CALL IT THE FIRST STATE-OWNED COMPREHENSIVE MOBILE AIRPORT RESCUE FIREFIGHTING TRAINER. IT'S A LONG NAME BUT IT'S ONE OF HTE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY, ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE WORLD TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THIS KIND OF TRAINING.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Nilo/Program Manager;]
[OUT Q=kind of training]
It's not an easy exercise for firefighters, who have to deal with the heat of the summer sun along with the flames.
In the past, firefighters had to go out of state for training, this way they can train at home, with their own equipment, at their own airport.
Virginia has been collecting D-N-A from criminals for years.
Now with the second largest D-N-A databank in the world, the Commonwealth hopes to get test results faster than ever before.
State lawmakers yesterday toured the new Forensic Sciences lab in Richmond.
The state has started using the most advanced D-N-A science available this month-- accurate to a one in 400 quadrillion chance.
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[IN Q=In the U.S.]
((PAUL FERRARA/FORENSIC SCIENCES DIV. DIRECTOR: IN THE U.S., WE'RE THE FIRST STATE LABORATORY IN THE COUNTRY TO START USING THAT PARTICULAR DNA TECHNOLOGY, AND WE'VE ALREADY MADE TWO INTERSTATE HITS.))
((LITERALLY THE TECHNOLOGY IS NOW SUCH THAT YOU AND I COULD SHAKE HANDS, AND HOLD HANDS FOR ABOUT TEN SECONDS, AND AFTERWARDS SWAB OUR HANDS AND I COULD DETECT YOUR DNA ON MY HAND AND VICE VERSA.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Ferrara/Forensic Science Div. Director;]
[OUT Q=vice versa.]
The lab also has state of the art firearms testing facilities and experts.
It houses a world class document restoration laboratory.
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He fought in the Korean War.
Now he serves on Rockbridge County's Board of Supervisors.
Maynard Reynolds says more should be done in his County to honor war veterans.
He recently introduced a proposal to build a monument to war veterans in Rockbridge County, and he says there is no time like the present.
[SOT 18.56.58 - 18.57.26]
[IN Q=As you know]
((MAYNARD REYNOLDS: As you know, World War II and those people are getting old now and the feedback that I'm getting on it is that we're losing about 25 per day who are dying and they will soon be gone and there will be no story to be told by those people, so we need to have it erected where it can be seen to our young people to remember what sacrifice that these people paid.))
[OUT Q=these people paid.]
Right now, these plaques in front of the Old Courthouse in Lexington are one of only a few public memorials honoring local veterans.
Supervisors are in the process of forming a committee to look into the possible location, style and cost of building a new monument.
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In the college ranks, it's only July, but VMI is already crawling it's way out of the basement.
The Southern Conference announced it's football predictions yesterday, and
the Keydets are picked to finish last in the nine team conference.
The Keydets were oh-and-11 last season under first year coach Ted Cain.
Georgia Southern, Appalachian State and East Tennessee State take up the top three spots in the poll.
The '98 season opens at home for V-M-I when the Keydets host Lenoir-Rhyne.