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For months now it's been referred to as the Monica Lewinsky grand jury.
Today Lewinsky comes to face to face with panel members.
She was greeted to a media circus when she arrived at the federal courthouse this morning.
Sources say she will testify she had sex with President Clinton inside the White House.
President Clinton has denied an affair.
He testifies by video tape a week from Monday.
Lewinsky was granted blanked immunity from prosecution by independent counsel Kenneth Starr.
Jonathan Freed is in Washington with an update.
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A 15-year-old is convicted of 2nd degree murder in Roanoke.
That's the verdict a judge handed down today against Jawawn Hale.
Hale is convicted of shooting and killing Michael Andrews in January.
Andrews was found dead in the driveway of Hale's home on Southern Hills Drive.
Hales said the murder followed a string of fights with Andrews.
D-N-A testing has begun in the switched baby case.
The maternal grandparents of one of two girls agreed to the test to determine if Rebecca Chittum is their blood relative.
The parents of Whitney Rogers had previously refused to agree to the tests, but family lawyer Pete Robey says they agreed to allow the tests in the hope the results will bring closure.
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It was a painful decision, that brought back memories of the accident that took the life of Whitney, and Rebecca's father Kevin Chittum, as well as five others.
Linda Rogers says community support helps them cope.
[IN Q=I'd like to]
((LINDA ROGERS/GRANDMOTHER; I'D LIKE TO THANK GOD, MY FAMILY, MY FRIENDS AND THE COMMUNITY FOR THE SUPPORT THEY HAVE GIVEN ME DURING THE TRAGIC DEATH OF WHITNEY.(07) AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO ASK THE PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THESE TWO FAMILIES, THAT THESE LITTLE GIRLS MAY GROW UP TO LIVE AS NORMAL A LIFE AS POSSIBLE. ))
[OUT Q=life as possible.]
Paula Johnson, the other mother involved, and her attorney, also pledged their cooperation.
It could take anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks to get results.
Southside Virginia is losing yet another apparel maker.
The closing of Bassett-Walker's Stuart factory will eliminate 264 jobs.
But the company says most of those employees should be able to find work at the main factory in Henry County.
That plant employs some three-thousand people.
This is the sixth plant Bassett-Walker has closed this year.[reno-campaign]
A house panel today is considering whether to bring contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Janet Reno.
Members want Reno to turn over reports recommending the appointment of an independent counsel to probe Clinton- Gore campaign fundraising.
Reno says she first wants to complete her review.
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[IN Q=the issue at statek]
JANET RENO:THE ISSUE AT STAKE...ON THE PENDING INVESTIGATION.
DAN BURTON:IT IS CLEAR...RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING ))
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[SUPER=01-Rep. Dan Burton/(R) Oversight Committee Chair; :17]
[OUT Q=what's happening.]
If the committee votes to find Reno in contempt, the matter would go to the full House for its consideration in September.
A new standoff with Iraq.
Baghdad today stopped a U-N team from conducting weapons inspections.
The action came one day after Saddam Hussein froze cooperation with inspectors to protest eight years of economic sanctions against his country.
It's the most defiant Iraqi gesture since a crisis over searches of presidential compounds was resolved in February.
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At the U-N today, chief weapons inspector Richard Butler will brief
the security council on the new stand-off.
He met with the U-N Secretary General yesterday.
It may be another roller coaster ride for Wall Street.
After gaining 60 points yesterday, followings Tuesday's plunge, the Dow Jones Industrail average began the day down 30 points but has now moved in the plus column.
At noon the Dow was UP 7 points.
Analysts expected stocks would open lower, noting that overseas
markets didn't react to the Dow's big comeback.
In Roanoke, investors are taking the market zig zags in stride.
So did stockbroker Tom Dunkenberger, who predicted that the good times are far from over.
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((TOM DUNKENBERG/WHEAT FIRST UNION: SOME OF THE SMARTEST FINANCIAL MINDS IN THE WORLD HAVE SAID THE NEXT TEN YEARS WILL BE THE GREATEST YEARS IN WORLD HISTORY FOR GROWTH TECHNOLOGY, INGENUITY, WE'RE ONLY SCRATCHING THE SURFACE.))
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Ed Triplett is an investor who has been in the market for 20-years.
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[IN Q=you wish you]
((ED TRIPLETT/INVESTOR: YOU WISH YOU COULD SEE IT COMING SO YOU COULD MAKE MOVES THAT ARE TAILORED TO A PARTICULAR DAY LIKE THAT. BUT MOST OF THE INVESTMENTS THAT I HAVE ARE LONGER TERM -- 5-10-15 YEARS -- AND I PUT THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY INTO THE MARKET EVERY MONTH, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE MARKET IS GOING UP OR DOWN. ))
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Both investors and experts agree the best strategy is investing for the long term.
So far this year, the stock market is up almost eight percent.
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It looks as though the lion did his job and chased away the bear market at the opening bell yesterday morning.
Virginia's mental health facilities continue to be under the scrutinizing eye of Governor Jim Gilmore.
The governor met with his mental health team yesterday, including directors of the state's psychiatric hospitals and mental retardation centers.
Gilmore said he would appoint a special commission to figure out ways to improve those institutions and also address the needs of community mental health programs.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE NEED YOU TO BE OPEN TO OUR LEADERSHIP ON THIS MATTER AND TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT LEADERSHIP AS WELL. THE COMMISSION WILL REQUIRE YOUR EXPERTISE. AT THE SAME TIME THEY WILL BE TRYING TO GET THEIR PEOPLE TOGETHER TO GIVE US AN ADDITIONAL POINT OF VIEW.))
[OUT Q=point of view.]
The state will also hire a consultant to develop a master plan for the mental health system.
Gilmore's set aside 800-thousand dollars for that study.
The special commission's findings are due by December first.
A Democratic activist says Virginia's lawmakers are wasting taxpayer money while they grapple over pay raises.
Paul Goldman also said Attorney General Mark Earley should NOT have taken the debate over Congressional raises to the state Supreme Court.
Goldman chastised the General Assembly for failing to resolve the pay-increase issue.
He said lawmakers would save taxpayers some money if they met and worked out an agreement on their own.
[IN Q=I think if they do that.]
((PAUL GOLDMAN/DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: I THINK IF THEY DO THAT, THE PUBLIC WILL BE MORE WILLING TO ACCEPT WHAT SOLUTION THEY'RE GOING TO PROPOSE. BUT IF THEIR IDEA IS 'NO, IT DOESN'T MATTER WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING, EARLY SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE ANYTHING BUT HE DID IT, BUT NOW WE'RE GOING TO SHOW HIM HOW TO BE REAL POLITICIANS AND JUST STONEWALL THE WHOLE THING', FIGURE IT WILL GO AWAY, THAT'S A TERRIBLE MISTAKE AND THAT'S JUST RAISING THE COST TO THE PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=cost to the people.]
Earley's office had no response.
In medical news today, scientists hope a drug used to treat epilepsy could be a powerful weapon against drug addiction.
Researchers say the drug G-V-G appears cut the highs and curb the
craving for cocaine and nicotine in laboratory animals.
Human testing could begin this fall.
And a new bone drug may prevent the spread of breast cancer.
A study in today's New England Journal of Medicine says the drug clodronate -- together with standard
surgery, radiation and chemotherapy -- prevents the spread of breast cancer to bone marrow and other organs.
Movie lovers now have 10 big screens to choose from at the new multi-plex theater at Tanglewood Mall.
You can check out the theater and take in film for just a quarter today.
David Johnson takes us to yesterday's premiere.
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[SUPER=01-Kevin Thomas/Carmike Cinemas; :22]
[SUPER=01-Karen Ata/First In Line; :42]
[SUPER=01-John Pedigo/Movie Fan; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Linda McNutt/Tanglewood Mall Spokeswoman; 1:16]
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(( Before the first movie hit the screen, workers were busy putting the finishing touches on Carmike Cinema's newest 10-plex.
They popped popcorn and prepared drinks.
Movie goers got their money's worth while checking out the new theater.
The first night's one dollar admission included the movie and refreshments.
Inside, this state of the art theater includes stadium seating and digital sound.
[IN Q=THE T-H-X]
((KEVIN THOMAS/CARMIKE CINEMAS; THE T-H-X SOUND LETS YOU HEAR THE AUDITORIUM THE WAY THE DIRECTOR WANTED YOU TO HEAR THE MOVIE. IF YOU HEAR AN EXPLOSION BEHIND YOU, YOU'LL HEAR IT DIRECTLY BEHIND YOU. IF YOU HEAR A HELICOPTER FLY BY, IT'LL FLY RIGHT PAST YOUR LEFT EAR JUST LIKE IF YOU WERE STANDING RIGHT THERE WITH EVERYTHING HAPPENING.))
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The lines were long as people waited for more than two hours to go inside.
[IN Q=IT'S A DOLLAR]
((KAREN ATA/FIRST IN LINE; IT'S A DOLLAR A TICKET WITH POPCORN AND DRINK. IT'S A CHEAP NIGHT AND I BROUGHT MY DAUGHTER. WE DECIDED TO MAKE A NIGHT OF IT. JUST GET OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN.))
[OUT Q=SOME FUN.]
Movie goers were not disappointed after getting a glimpse of Tanglewood's latest attraction.
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[IN Q=WITH THE EXCEPTION]
((JOHN PEDIGO/MOVIE GOER; WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE GRANDIN, THIS WILL PROBABLY BE THE ONLY PLACE I'LL COME TO.))
((I HOPE THAT THEY'LL KEEP IT CLEAN AND I HOPE IT GOES WELL. I THINK IT WILL. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A BIG SMASH. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE HERE. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MY FAVORITE MOVIER OF THE YEAR SO FAR, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, IN T-H-X.))
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[IN Q=THERE'S 1450 SEATS]
((LINDA MCNUTT/TANGLEWOOD MALL; THERE'S 1450 SEATS FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND ENJOY MOVIES AND WE'RE HOPING THAT ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE WILL WANT TO EAT SOMETHING AND BUY SOMETHING BEFORE OR AFTER THE MOVIE.))
[OUT Q=THE MOVIE.]))
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SO THE NEW MULTI-PLEX WORKS WELL WITH TANGLEWOOD'S ONGOING RENOVATION PLANS AND EFFORTS TO BECOME THE MAIN ATTRACTION MALL IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.))
The Wintergreen ski and golf resort in Nelson County continues to thrive.
However, the Wintergreen Development Company in the same area will be forced to auction off 500 acres of land.
Tomorrow's auction follows a 730-thousand-dollar lawsuit the company lost in March.
Later that month, Wachovia National Bank foreclosed on the company.
The lawsuit was filed by a homeowner after a landslide.
Veteran Chicago Cubs broadcaster Jack Brickhouse has died.
Doctors say the 82-year-old had a heart attack early this morning at his home on Chicago's North Side.
Brickhouse is the second Cubs broadcaster to die this year. Doctors discovered a brain tumor after Brickhouse collapsed preparing to attend colleague Harry Caray's funeral.
Brickhouse was the voice of the Cubbies for forty years. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.
The Cubs were at Wrigley last night, where Sammy Sosa entertained fans with his 43rd homer of the season. But it was a losing effort as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Sosa, Kerry Wood and the rest of the Cubbies 10-7.
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Former Ferrum star Billy Wagner is on the comeback trail after being beaned in the head by a line drive three weeks ago.
He's pitching for the Astros' minor league team in Jackson, Mississippi and he says he isn't afraid to get back in the saddle.
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[OUT Q=...WORRIED ABOUT IT."]
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