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Some more developments in the Monica Lewinsky probe.
The former White House intern reportedly is ready to testify that she and President Clinton talked about ways to keep their alleged affair secret.
Yesterday her lawyers said Lewinsky agreed to testify before the grand jury in exchange for full immunity.
Meantime, Linda Tripp today is making what could be her final appearance before the grand jury.
Drew Levinson is in Washington with the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Plato Cacheris/Lewinsky Lawyer]
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ACCORDING TO LEGAL SOURCES, MONICA LEWINSKY IS READY TO TESTIFY SHE AND PRESIDENT CLINTON TALKED ABOUT WAYS OF CONCEALING THEIR ALLEGED SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP.
SHE REPORTEDLY TOLD PROSECUTORS IN KEN STARR'S OFFICE THAT SHE AND THE PRESIDENT DISCUSSED A NUMBER OF HYPOTHETICAL EXPLANATIONS TO KEEP IT SECRET.
FOR EXAMPLE USING WOULD BE VISITS TO THE PRESIDENT'S SECRETARY BETTY CURRIE TO EXPLAIN THE FORMER INTERN'S FREQUENT TRIPS TO THE WHITE HOUSE.
"We as counsel for Monica Lewinsky..have reached with the independent counsel.that for her full and truthful testimony she will receive transactional immunity in this case."
THAT BLANKET IMMUNITY DEAL WITH THE INDEPENDENT COUSEL APPARENTLY MEANS STARR THINKS SHE HAS MANY OTHER STORIES TO TELL, AS WELL AS DOES HER MOTHER, WHO GOT THE SAME DEAL.
LEWINSKY'S TESTIMONY WOULD CONTRADICT WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID IN PUBLIC AND UNDER OATH ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP.
"I did not have sex with that woman."
SOURCES ALSO SAY LEWINSKY TOLD THE INDEPENDENT PROSECUTOR WHO WAS THE ARCHITECT BEHIND THE SO-CALLED "TALKING POINTS." THEY WERE DESIGNED TO HELP CLINTON IN THE NOW DISMISSED PAULA JONES SEXUAL HARRASSMENT
CASE, BUT THE AUTHOR APPARENTLY IS NOT SOMEONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE MAKING IT LESS IMPORTANT TO STARR.
AS FOR OTHER PLAYERS, IN THIS STORY LINDA TRIPP IS DUE BACK FOR HER EIGHTH AND POSSIBLY LAST DAY BEFORE THE GRAND JURY. AND SECRET SERVICE AGENT LARRY COCKELL-TEMPORARILY REMOVED AS THE HEAD OF CLINTON'S PRESIDENTIAL DETAIL IS BACK ON THE JOB AFTER
"Lewinsky most likely won't go before the grand jury until next week. And the president's lawyers are fighting to delay his testimony for as long as possible. Drew Levinson, CBS News, the White House.))
General Motors workers at two Flint, Michigan, plants are meeting today to discuss ratifying a deal to end two strikes.
If the deal goes through some workers could be back on the job tongight.
The settlement was reached yesterday.
The U-A-W president thanked the 190-thousand workers idled by the strike as well as the community of Flint for its support during the 54 day walkout.
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STEPHEN YOKICH/UAW PRESIDENT:
I KNOW IT'S BEEN A HARDSHIP IN OUR MEMBERSHIP AND ON THE COMMUNITY AS WELL THEY'RE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE UAW. ))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Yokich/UAW President; ]
[OUT Q=OF THE UAW.]
In their deal G-M agreed NOT to sell two older plants in Flint and Dayton thru 19-99, while the Union gave in to a no strike clause for the next year.
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Locally, the end of the strike means the end of a cruel summer for companies like Kingston-Warren.
The Wytheville plant had to lay off 200 of its 235 workers during the General Motors strike.
Kingston-Warren makes parts for G-M cars.
Plant manager Gary Cole said people will start coming back to work tomorrow...
And the entire workforce will be called back by August 14th.
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G-M dealers also are celebrating the end of the strike.
But it will be at least a month before they get new shipments of cars from G-M.
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Two Catawba developers want to swap some land with Jefferson National Forest, but their neighbors are saying no.
Residents say the deal would take away from the rural character of the their community.
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[IN Q=Our biggest concern]
((LARRY HUNT/CATAWBA RESIDENT: OUR BIGGEST CONCERN IS THAT IT WOULD BE DEVELOPED. WE KNOW IT HAS TO BE ON THREE ACRE TRACKS BUT WE DO BELIEVE THAT HE SEEKS TO PUT HOMES ON IT AND WE UNDERSTAND TAHT THIS 170 ACRE TRACK COULD CONTAIN AS MANY AS 50 OR 55 HOMES.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hunt/Catawba Resident;]
[OUT Q=or 55 homes.]
Local developers David and Tom Turner hope to exchange their land for this isolated piece of national forest land, shaded green on this map.
The Forest Service says now the isolated land is only open to a few people.
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((BOB BOARDWINE/FOREST SERVICE: IT'S REALLY A QUESTION OF ARE WE SPENDING TAX PAYER'S MONEY TO MAINTAIN A PIECE OF LAND THAT ONLY A FEW MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC HAVE ACCESS TO.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Boardwine/Forest Service;]
[OUT Q=have access to.]
Residents have been circulating a petition opposing the deal.
They've also scheduled a meeting for tomorrow night.
A federal judge heard from local environmentalists yesterday who want to stop the sale of timber.
The U-S Forest Service says it sales the timber for money and to improve wildlife habitat.
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Around this time last year members of an environmental group physically blocked logging equipment in the Jefferson National Forest.
Work on two of the three areas was suspended.
Now, opponents say the government has failed to take into account the "cumulative impact" of THREE timber sales in the same area.
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[SUPER=01-Ray Vaughan/"Wildlaw" Attorney]
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The judge put off making a ruling.
20 minutes was all it took for a Danville jury to find Laquan Stone guilty of first degree murder.
Stone admits he shot Alvin Averette in April.
Defense lawyers argued Stone lost control when he found the victim hiding in his estraged wife's shower.
The jury did NOT return the manslaughter conviction Stone was hoping for.
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((RONALD WILLIAMS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HE'S BEEN PRETTY STOIC ABOUT THE THING. HE KNEW HE DID WRONG AND TO BE PUNISHED. HE'S MADE HIS PEACE. SO I THINK HE'LL BE ALRIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Ronald Williams/Defense Attorney;]
[OUT Q=he'll be alright.]
The jury recommended a 33-year prison sentence for Stone-- but the victim's mother says that's not enough.
[IN Q=33- years. That's all.]
((GLORIA AVERETTE/VICTIM'S MOTHER: 33- YEARS. THAT'S ALL. MY SON'S GONE FOREVER. (CRY) ))
[OUT Q=son's gone forever. (cry)]
Stone's sentencing is set for September third.
New clues in the investigation of a Lynchburg murder case.
21-year old Peter Spyropoulos (speer-OP-oh-lis) was found shot to death in a burning car July 12th.
Last weekend police in Cambridge, Massachusetts arrested 18-year old Darnell Willis Venable and charged him with conspiracy to purchase firearms.
Authorities say the arrest is connected with (speer-OP-oh-lis') Spyropoulos' murder, but they won't say how.
The multi- million dollar mansion that gained fame following the O-J Simpson police chase is no more.
The home was demolished early this morning.
Simpson's former estate was sold for slightly less than the asking price of nearly four million.
The new owners are apparently planning to build another home on
There will soon be a new home for over a thousand of the Commonwealth's criminals -- and it's in Southwest Virginia.
Governor Jim Gilmore opened the gates of the Red Onion State Prison.
It's the United States' newest state of the art, super maximum security prison.
It is designed to house 12-hundred inmates.
State officials say there's no question about safety at Red Onion.
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((RON ANGELONE/STATE CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED AND I HAVE TOLD EVERYBODY THIS IS THE MOST SECURE SUPERMAX FACILITY IN THE UNITED STATES AND IT WILL KEEP INMATES SAFE, IT WILL KEEP STAFF EXTREMLY SAFE AND THE PUBLIC CAN REST ASSURED THAT THEY WILL BE ALWAYS SAFE.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/State Corrections Director;]
[OUT Q=Be always safe.]
Red Onion is located on the border of Wise and Dickenson Counties.
The prison will employ approximatley 400 people, most from the local community.
The lure of "easy street" continues to sweep much of the country
Some folks started lining up at 2 A-M to get a shot at tonight's 250 million dollar Powerball payoff.
Jeffrey Kofman reports.
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When Florida needed help fighting wildfires, seven people answered the call.
Yesterday the Roanoke County firefighters were honored for their deeds.
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((RICK BURCH/ROANOKE CO. FIRE CHIEF: I'M JUST VERY PROUD OF THESE FOLKS AND THEIR FAMILIES. THEIR FAMILIES GAVE THEM A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SUPPORT AND WE'RE EXTREMELY PROUD OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Burch/Roanoke Co. Fire Chief;]
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[VO-NAT firefighters & fire cover]
The four career firefighters and three volunteers headed south earlier this summer, as wild fires scorched thousands of acres in Florida.
Yesterday, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors recognized the firefighters for those efforts.
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((DARYELL SEXTON/ROANOKE CO. FIRE CAPTAIN: IT WAS DEFINITELY A GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR US, TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE DEAL WITH HERE, BECAUSE OF THE FLAT TERRAIN, THE TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES, THE HEAT INDEX AND WE HAD TO WORRY ABOUT DEHYDRATION AND THAT WAS A BIG FACTOR FOR US. SO THAT WAS MOST DEFINITELY AN EXPERIENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Daryell Sexton/Roanoke Co. Fire Captain;]
[OUT Q=definitely an experience.]
The seven Roanoke County firefighters were dispatched to Bay County near Panama City, where they helped local crews fight a 600- acre blaze.
Brain aneurysms afflict about 100 people in the Roanoke region each year.
Now a new therapy could help patients avoid surgery.
The new treatment uses a soft, hair-like platinum coil to isolate the lesion in the brain.
Doctors describe the coil as a microscopic slinky.
The therapy is not for everyone, and doctors say there will still be a need for traditional treatment.
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[IN Q=We don't replace]
((DR. JOHN MATHIS/INTERVENTIONAL NEURORADIOLOGIST: WE DON'T REPLACE NEUROSURGERY, WHAT WE DO IS WE AUGMENT NEUROSURGERY AND BETWEEN THE TWO OF US, WE ARE ABLE TO EFFECTIVELY TREAT PATIENTS ANEURYSMS THAT COME TO US.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Mathis/Interventional Neuroradiologist; ]
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Doctor Mathis is the only surgeon in the area right now who will be performing the new coil therapy.
The Tabasco 35 car has a new driver, and it's no other than three time Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip.
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Waltrip began driving for Dale Earnhardt's Penzoil number one car at Bristol this past March as a fill-in for Steve Park.
Waltrip fared well, posting 7 top-15 finishes and a 6th at Pocono.
D-W replaces Todd Bodine. Waltrip will race the Tabasco car this weeknd at Indianapolis.
The deal is for the rest of this season and all of next season.
Finally this afternoon -- a glimpse at local art that's making waves in the Art Museum of Western Virginia.
One artist whose work is prominently displayed: Ann Trinkle and her sculpture.
Using materials weathered by time and climate, her sculpture has the look and feel of age-old art.
And if you think the sculpture is supposed to BE something, you're right, but the artist isn't saying what.
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[SUPER=01-Ann Trinkle/Local Artist;]
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