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Coming up on News 7- A Bedford County High School Principal
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steps down from his position tonight after a major controversy.
Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky reportedly admits to having sexual relations with the President.
And in the wake of a school shooting in Richmond, Governor Gilmore is vowing to curb teen violence.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
A legal source says during six hours of testimony,
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Monica Lewinsky described to a grand jury how she'd had sexual encounters with President Clinton inside the White House.
We'll have a live report from Washington.
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Plus a controversy at Staunton River High School leads to the principal's resignation.
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And learning about some private colleges can save local high students applications fees.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Join us for all the day's news, sports and weather tonight on News 7.

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Good Evening...
Monica Lewinsky left the federal courtbuilding today with no comment about her testimony.
A legal source says Lewinsky emerged from the grand jury room pale and drawn after six hours of testimony.
Lewinsky reportedly described how she'd had several encouters with the President inside the White House. She also reportedly told the grand jurors that she discussed with Clinton ways of concealing their relationship, but was never instructed to lie under oath. CBS News Corresapondent Johnathan Freed is live in Washington with the latest. [***take from Newspath***]
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[Phares]


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He said he hated to disappoint parents who support him.
But that did NOT stop James Phares (Ferris) from stepping down as principal of Staunton River High School.
He tendered his resignation tonight in the wake of a controversy that rocked the school.
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Scott Goldberg is back from a Bedford County School Board meeting.
Scott, why did the principal so suddenly decide to resign?
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Tonya, he said he was ready to step down anyway because he was tired of the long hours he had to put in as principal.
But last week it came out that some students at Staunton River were receiving certificates of completion -- but those students had not earned the certificates.
It called into question the legitimacy of the high school's curriculum.
With some parents wondering whether their kids were getting a good education, Phares decided that if he was going to step down, there was no time like the present.
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Phares said he feels good about what he accomplished as principal.
And parents with kids at Staunton River felt good about Phares...
Even if it was under his watch that students got credit for work they did not do.
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((NICOLE SHEPPARD/STAUNTON RIVER PARENT: THERE'S OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING THAT DID NOT GO RIGHT...BUT ACCEPTING HIS RESIGNATION IS PREMATURE.)) [RUNS08]
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When he announced his intention to resign, Phares said he didn't do anything wrong.
But he knew the controversy surrounding Staunton River was getting deeper.
And he thought the best way for the school to get back on course was for the captain to abandon ship.
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((JAMES BLEVINS/BEDFORD SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: I'M NOT SURE THIS WILL LAY ANY CONTROVERSY TO REST. I THINK THIS WILL EASE PARENTS' MINDS WHO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT STAUNTON RIVER HIGH SCHOOL.)) [RUNS11]
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Now a state auditor will look at the school and see what changes need to be made to make sure students don't get credit for work they don't do.
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Tonya.
(TONYA QUESTION: WHAT'S NEXT FOR PHARES?)




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Blacksburg police say an autopsy could provide clues as to the cause of death for a local man found dead, this evening.
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The body of 48- year old Jerry Wayne Jones was found inside a van on Farmview Road, around eight o'clock.
Authorities say Jones apparently drifted off the side of the road, through a yard and down a ravine before coming to a halt.
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((BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.: RIGHT NOW, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE ANY FOUL PLAY, RIGHT NOW IT SIMPLY LOOKS LIKE A MOTOR VEHICLE FATALITY, WE WILL CONTINUE OUR INVESTIGATION, IF THERE IS ONE, AN AUTOPSY BY THE MEDICAL EXAMINER, THEN IT SHOULD GIVE US A LOT OF INFORMATION. ))
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Police say a neighbor actually spotted the van a couple of hours earlier.
But did NOT contact police because they thought the person may have been cutting brush.
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[Hale]


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A Roanoke judge made short work today of convicting a 15-year old of killing another man in January.
Jawawn Hale was found guilty today of SECOND-degree murder.
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Family and friends of Jawawn Hale emerged from the courthouse, along with friends and relatives of the victim, Mike Andrews.
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Hale admitted he fired the fatal shots- -claiming it was self defense... following a run-in the two had earlier that day.

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45-hundred travelers were ordered out of a Los Angeles airport terminal today after passenger-screening detected what appeared to be a gun in a carry-on bag.
Police arrested a woman who reportedly got through security with a pistol.
An x-ray outline indicated the possibility of a weapon inside her bag. When the x-ray screener tried to stop the woman, she grabbed the bag and disappeared inside the terminal. Some 35 flights were delayed, as the evacuation and security sweep took two hours.
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Attorney General Janet Reno says she regrets that a House committee has voted to cite her for contempt of Congress. But she's sticking by her decision to withhold memos on recommending she seek independent counsel to investigate Democratic campaign fundraising abuses. The Republican-led committee today voted 24 to 19 to cite Reno.
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The U-N Security Council is condemning Iraq's latest attempt to evade inspections.
America's U-N ambassador says it's not a battle between the U-S and Iraq. Bill Richardson says he's pleased with today's condemnation of Baghdad.
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President Clinton vowed to block any attempt to relax economic sanctions, but so far the U-S is avoiding threats of military force if Iraq does not comply with the inspections.
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The University of Virginia Medical Center has yet to determine how two babies might have been switched at birth.
And the state attorney general is NOT ready yet to address the question of what legal problems the hospital may face.
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The hospital says Callie Johnson and Rebecca Chittum, two children who may have gone home with the wrong parents, could not have been switched by accident.
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But if they were, the medical center could be facing a lawsuit.
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((MARK EARLEY/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: I THINK IT'S REALLY TO EARLY AND TO PREMATURE TO KNOW WHETHER THAT WAS A FAILURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA OR WHETHER IT WAS A DELIBERATE, CRIMINAL ACT. IT'S CERTAINLY A TRAGIC THING AND I CERTAINLY COMMEND THE FAMILIES WHO I THINK ARE TRYING TO WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THE BEST OUT OF A DIFFICULT SITUATION.))
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Another development in the case today concerns court records of Paula Johnson and her former boyfriend Carlton Conley.
He was convicted last year of beating Johnson, the presumed biological mother of Rebecca Chittum.
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[Petersburg]


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A tornado ripped through eastern Virginia leaving behind a trail of massive destruction.
That was five years ago...but it could happen again.
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The tornado ripped through Petersburg's historic business district and across Pocahontas Island.
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The devastation brought new protocals for many of the agencies that responded.
Many areas have turned to early alert systems.
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They also have back up generators and alternate supply sources.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Tonya tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

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Jim Gilmore is hoping a commission can make a dent in Virginia's teen violence.
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And
the stork visits Tampa Bay with some endangered species.
We'll have the story in tonight's video of the day.
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(( Hey Tonya, I know you're a former gymnast so you will apreciate this! An 11-year-old Roanoke tumbler has won the junior olympics' title.
We'll visit with the Panthers and former Hokie Brian Edmonds, and Cave Spring is in the Friday Football Extra spotlight.

There is so much going on, they're fighting to get on News 7 sports tonight. It's coming up later.))[L'burg-Fire]


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A five- year- old girl playing with a lighter apparently started a fire that damaged a Lynchburg apartment building today.
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The first crews to arrive at the Forest Brook Apartments around noon found smoke and flames coming from a second floor window.
That's where a young girl had set a pile of clothes on fire in a bedroom closet.
Her mother tried extinguishing the blaze with a pitcher of water but was driven back by the smoke and flames.
Firefighters had it under control in about ten minutes.
Two other apartments suffered smoke and water damage.
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Another day, another commission meeting for Governor Gilmore.
This time, the topic was teenagers and crime.
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The governor met with the members of his New Partnership Commission, the group studying drugs, gangs and juvenile violence.
And he handed out some marching orders, saying the commission needs to find practical ways to make schools and neighborhoods safer.
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Three of the 33 members on the panel are from the Roanoke Valley: Salem delegate Morgan Griffith, Roanoke commonwealth's attorney Don Caldwell, and U.S. attorney Bob Crouch.
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The governor set this up two days after the incident at Richmond's Armstrong high school earlier this summer.
A teenager opened fire inside the building, wounding a teacher and a teacher's aide.
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If you're spending your money at a local Rent-to-Own store-- you might want to rethink the investment.
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A survey of four rent-to-own stores shows their interest rates can be very high...
If you bought a 19 inch television at a department store the price would be about 200 dollars.
That same television rented weekly could cost more than 900 dollars at some local Rent to own stores. Survey officials say consumers often don't know what they're getting into.
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((HENRY WOODWARD/LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF ROANOKE VALLEY:I THINK MOST PEOPLE WHO USE THIS INDUSTRY AS A WAY TO ACQUIRE BELONGINGS DO IT MORE OUT OF DESPERATION THAN ANYTHING ELSE AND REALLY THEY PROBABLY DON'T KNOW THE DETAILS OF WHAT THEY'RE GETTING INTO BUT THEY HAVE LITTLE CHOICE ANYHOW.))
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A-P-R financing at the local stores can be more than five times that of credit card rates.
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[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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The numbers are in for local radio stations.
Stay tuned to see how many other people are listening to your station.
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And
a tour could save some local high school students' money.
We'll tell you how when the news conitnues.
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[Ferrum]


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Tomorrow is the last day of Virginia Private College Week.
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High school students and their families can tour schools such as Ferrum College for a taste of college life.
But school administrators say they can also save students money.
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((BILL EANES/FERRUM COLLEGE ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR: A WEEK LIKE THIS ... STATE SUPPORTED SCHOOLS.))
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Programs start tomorrow at nine a-m and two p-m.
Students who have visited four colleges this week will receive a waiver, letting them apply to three schools for free.
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[Radio-Ratings]


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The Spring radio ratings are out.
And the same country station holds the number one spot in the Roanoke area.
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W-Y-Y-D keeps its title as the most listened-to station in the Roanoke-Lynchburg market.
Coming in a close second place is adult contemporary station W-S-L-Q, better known as Q-99.
Rock station W-R-O-V takes third place.
Next is W-X-L-K, or K-92 -- the hip-hop and pop station.
And rounding out the top five is W-P-V-R.
The ratings are put out by Arbitron.
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MacKenzie Payne the 11 year old gymnastics phenom, who trains out of the Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics in southwest Roanoke County, captured first place overall honors at the national AAU junior olympics that are taking place this week in Tidewater.
She placed in the top four in the beam, the vault, the bars and the floor exercise.
She beat out 74 other gymnasts from around the country to claim the title.
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Not even redneck yard in Salem could save the Avalanche from losing its ninth straight game.
Last night Salem gave one to Danville 2-to-1.
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Team general manager Dave Oster kissed a pig to try and snap the streak with Rockies' brass in town.
But its just was not Salem's night. Blake Barthol hits shot to third base. For some reason Juan Sosa decides to head home and he is gunned down at the plate. The game remains scoreless.
Danville would take the lead in the top of the 4th. Mark Mortimer smacks one into centerfield. The ball drops between two defenders and a run scores.
The 97's would get the eventual game winner on an error.
Mike Terhune scores on the bobbled grounder at third.
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Danville wins the game 2-to-1 and sweeps the series 3 games to none. As Salem hits the road for the next 7 nights.
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The Maris chasers all had the night off. Sosa and McGwire did not have games scheduled, and Griffey's battle with Seth Griesinger was rained out.
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The Braves were able to play last night at home and play they did.
Andruw Jones hits two homers - his 18th and 19th of the year to provide the offense.
And Greg Maddux won his 15th game of the season throwing just 92 pitches
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in the complete game shutout.
Braves win 5-to-zip.
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[S-Pats]


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About this time every year, tempers start to reach their boiling point in the training camps.
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Welcome to the Patriots' camp in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
340 pound offensive lineman Ed Ellis gets into it with 205 pound safety Larry Wingham during yesterday afternoon's practice.
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A real game, at least a preseason one took place last night as the Jets and Eagles got together.
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New Jet Curtis Martin did a lot of time watching last night and would get an eyeful of teammate Richie Anderson who did a nice job running the ball.
Anderson would also score a TD from in close as the Jets win the game 29-to-15.
The Eagles also got a scare tight end Jason Dunn sprained ligaments in his left knee.
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[S-Cave]


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The Cave Spring Knights are in the Friday Football Extra spotlight tonight.
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Head coach Steve Spangler is looking for some talent to replace a senior class that carried the Knights last season.

The process is slow but Spangler has a game plan that will give each player time to to learn and be able to compete in the district.
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And to speed up the process Spangler and his assistants are going back to the basics. And after only three days of practice Spangler says the team is adjusting to the process very well.
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[Sports Tease]


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Still to come tonight the football fun continues as we check in with Steve Mason at Panthers Camp.
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Tonight he talks with Brian Edmonds, the former Hokie who is trying to earn a spot and living in the NFL.
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J.C. Price and Waverly Jackson were the first Hokies to try and make a splash with the Carolina Panthers.
Now, Brian Edmonds is hoping to make the cut.
Steve Mason has his story tonight from Spartanburg.
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((The Panther tryout is a fresh start for Brian Edmunds, who has shown promise in his powerful, quick style of running.
((BRIAN EDMUNDS:))
His future seemed in jeapardy two years ago when he and another Virginia Tech teammate were charged with attempted aggravated sexual battery on a fellow student. Edmunds is under unsupervised probation through January of 1999. ((:))
At Tech, Edmunds ammassed nearly 12 hundred yards rushing and scored 11 touchdowns, three by air. His soft hands and shear strength have helped him pick up the new west coast offense. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Edmunds and the Panthers go through first cuts August 25th when the team is reduced to 60 players. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

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And finally, if there were crocodile tears at Busch Garden Tampa Bay...they were tears of joy.
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Ten Nile Crocodiles hatched in early July.
Zookeepers were relieved when the shells finally cracked open. While they may have faces only a mother could love, Nile Crocodiles are considered an endangered species. With the arrival of these 10, their prospect for survival looks a lot better.
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