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Friends, family and hundreds of police officers from across the nation gathered inside a Maryland church this morning to say a final goodbye to Capitol Police officer Jacob Chestnut.
It was one week ago today that Chestnut and detective John Gibson were gunned down by an armed intruder inside the Capitol.
Chestnut will join Gibson today for a final resting place at Arlington National cemetery.
Lee Cowan joins us with an update.
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FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW, ANOTHER GOODBYE IN THE NATION'S
OFFICER JACOB CHESNUT, THE OFFICER WHO FIRST MET GUNFIRE JUST
INSIDE THE ENTRANCE TO THE CAPITOL LAST FRIDAY, WAS THE SECOND TO BE
LAID TO REST.
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UNDER A GRAY MORNING DRIZZLE AT HIS CHURCH IN MARYLAND, AN HONOR GUARD
PRESENTING THE COLORS TO HUNDREDS OF MOURNERS, BIG AND SMALL --- MOST IN
POLICE UNIFORMS FROM DISTRICTS ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY.
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THE FAMILY OF THE SECOND OFFICR KILLER, DETECTIVE JOHN GIBSON
WHO ALREADY SPENT YESTERDAY SAYING THEIR GOODBYES, IS HERE AGAIN TO
OFFER THEIR SUPPORT.
BACK TO BACK DAYS OF FUNERALS THAT HAVE BEEN PRECEEDED BY BACK
TO BACK DAYS OF DISBELIEF, ANGER AND WONDER ABOUT WHAT LIES AHEAD.
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AFTER A WEEKS WORTH OF PUBLIC TRIBUTES AND MEMORIALS, TODAY
WILL FINALLY BE THE LAST. ANOTHER FITTING TRIBUTE THAT WILL SOON END
ACROSS THE POTOMAC RIVER AT ARLINGTON NATOINAL CEMETERY.
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))
"That is where Officer Chesnut will be buried, near where his college
was put to rest yesterday. Two more heroes to add to a distinguished
list that is growing all too long. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Capitol Hill."))
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The F-B-I is testing that much talked about dress belonging to Monica Lewinsky.
Prosecutors want to see if it proves Lewinsky's claim of a sexual relationship with President Clinton.
The initial test should take about 48 hours.
If it turns up physical evidence, Mr. Clinton's D-N-A would then be tested and that could take weeks.
The President has already denied, under oath, having sex with the former White House intern.
[IN Q=I did not]
CLINTON JANUARY 26 1998:
"I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky and I never told anyone to lie ."
[OUT Q=anyone to lie.]
Mr. Clinton will get to repeat that to Kenneth Starr and answer other tough questions in three weeks when he testifies on videotape at the White House.
President Clinton may be feeling the heat in Washington, but he's
hearing cheers of support down south.
At a Democratic fundraiser in Raleigh, North Carolina yesterday, crowds chanted "we support you mister president."
[IN Q=You can't]
PRESIDENT CLINTON: "YOU CAN'T BEAT A REPUBLICAN, THEY HAVE ALL THE
MONEY, THAT'S WHY YOU CAN'T PASS CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM. ))
[OUT Q=I might add.]
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The President was also in Ashe County where he declared the New River a "Heritage River".
[IN Q=like the]
((PRESIDENT CLINTON; LIKE THE RING OF A STATELY OLD OAK, THE CURRENTS OF OUR RIVERS CARRY REMARKABLE STORIES.))
[OUT Q=REMARKABLE STORIES.]
The New River is the Nation's oldest river.
The designation certifies the New River for preservation and revitalization.
The Virginia attorney general says pay raises for the General Assembly are unconstitutional.
Attorney General Mark Earley says he filed a petition with the Virginia Supreme Court today -- saying per diem and office expenses for legislators should not increase.
The pay increases were supposed to take effect on July first, but Earley asked that the current levels be frozen until the matter could be resolved.
He says he does not believe the General Assembly intentionally skirted the Constitution, but that per diem and office expenses must be challenged.
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A Bedford County judge says Kenneth Manuel Stewart Junior will die for his crimes in less than 2 months.
The judge decided September 23rd will be Stewart's execution day.
Stewart was convicted of shooting and killing his estranged wife and their infant son on Mother's Day in 1991.
Stewart had a criminal record before the murders -- he was convicted of assaulting a police officer in North Carolina.
Court records also show Stewart has a history of depression, alcohol and drug abuse.
A Danville man convicted of robbing and murdering a North Carolina woman had his life spared in a courtroom yesterday.
But Joe Adrian Leftwich will spend the rest of his life in prison.
He was sentenced to two consecutive life terms for capital murder and robbery plus three years for a firearms charge.
Leftwich admitted to shooting Teresa Anderson Hayes in the head in December of 1997.
Fire investigators are calling a fire that broke out in a Salem apartment complex yesterday, suspicious.
The fire was the second in three days at the Willow River Apartments.
The cause of the fire has not been determined yet...Fire investigators are still working on the case.
The tenants were NOT home when the blaze broke out.
The extent of the damage is not known.
Lynchburg fire authorities are still investigating what sparked an apartment blaze that forced more than a dozen people from their homes last night.
Flames and smoke poured from the front of 17-09 Grace Street when firefighters responded around 8:30.
A resident of the building smelled smoke and went outside to investigate when he spotted the fire and called 9-1-1.
The blaze gutted a first floor apartment.. the occupants were NOT home at the time.
Firefighters escorted several other people to safety.. no one was injured.
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Catawba residents are gaining steam in their battle against a proposed land swap.
Ownership of some of the land to be traded is now in question.
David Turner was planning to swap some of his land in Catawba with the Forest Service.
But now some residents say nearly 80-percent of that land was deeded to several black families after the Civil War.
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((HARRY ARCHER/CATAWBA RESIDENT; OUR MAIN CONCERN HERE IS ABOUT THIS IRON BLACK BELT. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS HOW IT GOT AWAY FROM OUR ANCESTORS HERE, WHICH WAS DEEDED TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Harry Archer/Catawba Resident;]
[OUT Q=COMMUNITY HERE.]
Residents admit they may have a hard time finding the proof.
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((CLAY HALL/CATAWBA RESIDENT; AND IT SHOULD BE ON THE BOOKS IN THE COURTHOUSE SOMEWHERE. BUT I'VE HEARD THE PAGE IT WAS ON WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE COURTHOUSE BOOKS. SO I DON'T KNOW, YOU MAY NEVER FIND IT.))
[SUPER=01-Clay Hall/Catawba Resident;]
[OUT Q=NEVER FIND IT.]
Roanoke County Supervisor Spike Harrison says he IS looking into the matter.
A quiet farm in Botetourt County will soon be buzzing with the sound of drills-- and residents are welcoming the noise.
Plans are in the works for a limestone quarry in the town of Eagle Rock.
The Blue Ridge Stone Corporation development will use 185 acres off Route 220.
The quarry is expected to create 25 jobs, and residents expect it to boost industry in their tiny town.
Limestone will be mined and crushed at the site before being sold to builders.
Company officials hope to have state permits for the quarry by next year.
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5-point-8 million dollars.
That's what Virginia's cities and counties estimate it will cost to administer car tax refunds.
Governor Gilmore has promised to fully reimburse the localities for their costs -- but right now the numbers aren't adding up.
The state has set aside only five million dollars to pay for administrative costs.
The huge localities of Fairfax and Arlington are NOT even included in the estimate yet.
The news of the shortfall comes on the heels of localities learning earlier this week they are only entitled to one-third to one-half cost reimbursements anyway -- based on existing state law.
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Governor Gilmore also appeared in Southside for the ribbon cutting on Danville's new Route-29 interchange.
These exit ramps lead right to Dan Daniel Park and the Riverview Industrial Park.
The promise of the interchange encouraged several companies to move into the industrial park-- including Dan River, which brought 500-jobs there.
The project cost 3-and a half million dollars and took a little more than a year to complete.
Buffalo Bob Smith, a favorite of the baby-boomers during the early age of television has died of cancer.
Buffalo Bob shared the spotlight with freckle-faced marionette
Howdy Doody in a children's show from 1947 to 1960.
Smith got his nickname in his hometown, Buffalo, New York, where he
began his career in radio.
He was discovered by singer Kate Smith and joined her traveling act.
Smith lived in the western North Carolina.
Buffalo Bob Smith was 80 years old.
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The lottery may be fun and games to most people, especially after hearing about this week's winners of the 291-million dollar powerball jackpot.
But the excitement CAN become addictive.
Mental Health experts say lottery fantasy syndrome is a real disease.
Roanoke Clinical Psychologist Doctor Lou Perrott (Pa-rot) says it can lead to serious health problems caused by high stress.
And though gambling addiction isn't a commonly-known problem, the explanation for it is quite simple.
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((DR. LOU PERROTT/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: WHAT HAPPENS IS PEOPLE GET INTO BETTING AND ALL THE EXCITEMENT THAT GOES INTO THAT TYPE OF ACTIVITY AS A WAY TO SOLVE LIFE PROBLEMS AND IT GETS TO BE SELF-PERPETRATING.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Lou Perrott/Clinical Psychologist]
Gambling addiction is not limited to the lottery, casinos and even bingo parlors have hotlines to call for help.
Virginia Military Institute is again center stage for the TV cameras -- but not because of female cadets.
Norelco has chosen the school and its cadets to advertise the company's razors.
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[OUT Q=And Action!]
A mud hole known as the ranger pit was the location for filming yesterday afternoon.
The three- day shoot will recreate many aspects of the V-M- I experience for a lighthearted commercial, set to air in the first week of September.
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[SUPER=01-Marshall Luck/VMI Cadet; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Siegal/Producer; :10]
[OUT Q=going to be a funny commercial.]
Nineteen cadets are being paid for their part in the commercial. The school is receiving a location fee.
But V- M- I officials believe the national exposure will be the most important pay-off.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 3 points.
Finally this afternoon, one Botetourt County garden displays the stuff dreams are made of...
Jerry Huff uses iron bed frames to display his flower and vegetable arrangements. How did he get the idea?
[IN Q=Well I saw]
((JERRY HUFF; WELL I SAW A PICTURE IN A MAGAZINE A LONG TIME AGO. IT JUST HAD A LITTLE FLOWER BED AND MY WIFE KEPT SAYING MAKE ME A FLOWER BED.))
[OUT Q=a flower bed.]
That one flower bed has grown into several. His collection includes vegetable beds, herb beds, and even a bed of roses.
Jerry says all of the bed frames came from areas near his home.
He hopes to add a few more beds to spice up the colors in the garden.