Two Americans arrested for handing out leaflets in Myanmar are back on American soil tonight.
The women were facing five years hard labor- until a judge decided to deport them instead.
((MICHELLE KEEGAN/PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVIST: IT FEELS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE TO BE HOME. THE BEST FEELING WELL WE DON'T HAVE REGRETS AT ALL.))
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There will be no strike at the Long Airdox Plant in Pulaski County. Plant workers voted in the new contract 69 to 42.
And one of Roanoke's oldest bowling alleys is closing its doors.
Join us for News 7 at 11. [Clinton]
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President Bill Clinton spoke to the nation tonight admitting he had an inappropriate relataionship with Monica Lewinsky.
The President talked from the White House Map room- saying he misled the nation and his wife.
But the President said he did not ask anyone to lie- and he went on to say the information he gave in a deposition in the Paula Jones case was "legally accurate"
Jonathan Freed is following this story and joins us live from Washington.
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In downtown Roanoke, people expressed different views about Clinton's testimony.
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[IN Q=I just feel it's so bad]
((I JUST FEEL IT'S SO BAD THAT ALL THIS IS OVERSHADOWING WHAT HE'S BEEN DOING, IF IT'S RIGHT OR WRONG YOU KNOW, FOR THE COUNTRY. AND ALL WE'VE BEEN HEARING IS ABOUT HIS SEX LIFE))
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[IN Q=I hope they nail him]
((I HOPE THEY NAIL HIM. HE LIED TO THE PUBLIC AND YOU KNOW FOREVER HE SAID THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN, THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN AND I KNOW HE SAID HE WAS TRYING TO PROTECT HIS FAMILY BUT IN DOING SO HE'S, AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, I DON'T TRUST HIM))
[OUT Q=I don't trust him]
Clinton is expected to leave for vacation at Martha's Vineyard tommorrow.
The SECOND co-ed class at Virginia Military Institute is settled into Barracks for the night.
It'll be crowded once all the upper classmen get back.
Nearly 14-hundred cadets will pack the place this year, about 30 more than the record enrollment.
As the freshman cadets were checking out their not-so-well- appointed rooms, the Superitendent was thinking of the Commander-in- Chief.
[IN Q=At the same]
((AT THE SAME TIME THAT I WILL BE ADDRESSING OUR PARENTS ABOUT VMI AND HOW THIS PLACE IS A NURSERY OF INTEGRITY AND PROPER BEHAVIOR AND MORAL COURAGE AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS, THERE'S A PROCEDURE GOING ON IN WASHINGTON THAT I'M SURE A LOT OF PEOPLE SITTING THERE WILL BE THINKING OF THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent]
[OUT Q=thinking of that.]
V-M-I handed out a newly-revised "Blue Book" today, the Institute's military regulations.
Among the punishable offenses: "striking a new cadet... for any purpose under any circumstances."
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Protestors rallied in front of the White House today- against President Clinton.
((HE'S GOING BEFORE THE GRAND JURY TO TELL A MILLION LIES.))
[OUT Q=a million lies.]
One group sang about a Blizzard of Lies to the tune of Oh Suzannah.
But not all protestors were against the President.
Another gathering sported T-shirts reading Let him be and played a reggae remix to the Beatles famous tune.
Police have arrested five people in Saturday's car bombing in Northern Ireland- suspicion focuses on a splinter group of the IRA.
Both Catholics and Protestants were slaughtered- 28 in all.
Northern Ireland has never seen a mass murder on this scale.
((WHOEVER DID HAS NO MIND HAVE NO HEART, THEY COULDN'T HAVE.))
[OUT Q=THEY COULDN'T HAVE.]
In this small community everybody knows someone who was killed or hurt.
A homecoming for two peace activists expelled from the military ruled (Me-an-mar) Myanmar.
The two women were arrested for handing out pro-democracy leaflets and originally sentenced to five years hard labor- the judge then decided to deport them instead.
((MICHELE KEEGAN/HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST: THE WHOLE THING WAS A SHOW. IT WAS A MOCKERY OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. IT WAS RIDICULOUS. THE ENTIRE THING AND SO WE ALL TOLD OURSELFVES IT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING UNTIL WE TALK TO OUR EMBASSIES.))
[OUT Q=OUR EMBASSIES]
Paula Johnson's lawyer said today they will hold the University of Virginia Hospital financially responsible for the mixup of two babies in 1995.
Now, another woman has come forward with a story that supports Johnson's claim that hospital personnel were to blame for the switch.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( As tragic as her story is, Paula Johnson apparently is not alone.
Meet Tina Rutherford, who lives just a few miles from Johnson in Greene County.
Rutherford gave birth to a baby boy at the University of Virginia Medical Center in March.. during their stay, both of Christopher's ID bracelets fell off, and both mother and son were discharged even though they weren't wearing their matching ID's.
When she heard about Paula Johnson's nightmare, Rutherford began to wonder whether Christopher was really her son.
[IN Q=I mean]
((TINA RUTHERFORD/MOTHER: I MEAN, I'VE SAT UP AND CRIED.. ..TOO CLOSE TOGETHER.))
[OUT Q=close together.]
Despite UVA's claims that any baby switch was NOT accidental, Rutherford says she's seen firsthand how it could happen.
Now she wants to see some changes made before another mother has to suffer through a tragic mixup.
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((RUTHERFORD: WHO KNOW.. THEIR BANDING POLICIES.))
[OUT Q=banding policies.]
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((But UVA is waiting for the police investigation to be finished before it decides whether any policy changes need to be made. In the meantime, the hospital says it will pay for genetic testing for any mother who has a valid concern about her baby's parentage. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Charlottesville.))
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A federal appeals court says a pro-life group does NOT have to register as a political committee to hand out brochures.
The Virginia Society for Human Life has waged a five year court battle, saying members should be able to hand out voter brochures without registering as a political committee.
The federal court of appeals has finally ruled that ONLY groups that campaign for or against a specific candidate must register.
That does not apply to the Virginia Society for Human Life since it addresses issues, not candidates.
No strike for workers at Long Airdox.
Workers at the the Pulaski County mining machine manufacturer approved a new contract by a vote of 69 to 42.
The members of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers union had been working without a contract.
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Roanoke is making back to school shopping easier for some parents.
We'll tell you why coming up,
A piece of local bowling history closes its doors and sends it bowlers to other alleys.
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((Hey Jean this is Mike Stevens in the sports office. Preseason NFL football highlights are on the way tonight. Uh excuse me just a minute the phone is ringing. Never mind Peyton got it.
We'll check on him plus Mayberry night in Salem, and another joker inhabits the smoker.
All that and much more coming up in a few minutes on News 7 sports.))
Virginia's economic condition is great and getting better.
That's the word from Governor Jim Gilmore today.
[IN Q=The Commonwealth]
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE COMMONWEALTH HAS ANNOUNCED MORE THAN 25-THOUSAND NEW JOBS SINCE JANUARY ONE. COMPARED WITH JUST 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH IN ALL OF 1997. THAT IS SOLID, RECORD SETTING JOB GROWTH.))
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Lawmakers did not find many faults.
[IN Q=I would]
((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: I WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY TO HEAR HIM SAY LET'S GO AHEAD AND DEVOTE ALL THE LOTTERY PROCEEDS TO SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, AND GET ALL THE DANCING OVER. AND WE'LL SAVE A LOT OF TIME. BUT I GUESS PROBABLY WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE PACES. AND EVENTUALLY WE'LL GET TO EXACTLY THAT.))
((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: WE NEED TO TAKE THESE MONIES NOW, AND MAKE INVESTMENTS IN OUR INFRASTRUCTURE. BE IT SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, WHATEVER, TO IMPROVE THOSE THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TODAY WITH THIS WINDFALL OF MONEY.))
[OUT Q=windfall of money.]
The Governor would like to see new money go toward his promise of four thousand new teachers.
[IN Q=A down payment]
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: A DOWN PAYMENT OF 600 TEACHERS HAS ALREADY BEEN MADE ON MY PROMISE. WE HAVE 34-HUNDRED TEACHERS TO GO.))
[OUT Q=to go.]
Even with a whopping 10-point-four percent revenue growth, lawmakers will have just 150-million dollars to fight over in January.
That's because lottery profits are dropping, and state law requires money to go to the rainy day fund.
Money is the reason one of Roanoke's oldest bowling establishments has closed its doors.
David Johnson tells us where bowlers will take their games this fall.
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[SUPER=01-Tyrone Smith/Bowler; :22]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Morris/AMF Cluster Manager; :45]
[SUPER=01-Bob Finley/Bowler; :59]
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(( All Star Lanes was born in the late 19-50's. One of the first perfect 300 games in the Roanoke Valley was bowled here in 1969.
Champions have been crowned. Some of its bowlers even turned professional.
And there are those who say they grew into adulthood because of what they learned inside these walls.
[IN Q=IT SHOWED ME]
((TYRONE SMITH/BOWLER; IT SHOWED ME A LOT. NOT ONLY BOWLING HERE BUT I WORKED HERE ALSO SO I GREW UP HERE AMONG OUR ELDERS. AND IT GAVE US A SENSE OF DIRECTION, BOWLING, IT MADE US CONFIDENT. MADE US STRVIE AND WORK HARDER AT THINGS THAT WE DO NOW.))
[OUT Q=WE DO NOW.]
Management says it was NOT economically feasible to keep the lanes open.
[IN Q=IT HAD CONTINUED]
((KEVIN MORRIS/AMF CLUSTER MGR.; IT HAD CONTINUED TO LOSE MONEY OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS THAT I KNOW OF AND THIS YEAR IT WENT INTO NEGATIVE MONEY.))
[OUT Q=NEGATIVE MONEY.]
All Star's league bowlers were split among Roanoke's other bowling centers.
Some say the shut down was no surprise.
[IN Q=I THINK A LOT]
((BOB FINLEY/BOWLER; I THINK A LOT OF KNEW IT WAS COMING. I THINK WE JUST THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE A LITTLE FURTHER IN THE FUTURE, MAYBE TOWARD THE END OF THIS UPCOMING BOWLING SEASON. MAYBE IN APRIL OR MAY, SOMETHING LIKE THAT. AND THE WAY THEY CLOSED IT, AS QUICKLY AS THEY CLOSED IT WAS KIND OF A SHOCK.))
[OUT Q=OF A SHOCK.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; MANAGEMENT SAYS THE EQUIPMENT AND THE LANES HERE WILL BE CANNIBALIZED AND USED AT OTHER AMF BOWLING LANES. THE BUILDING WILL MORE THAN LIKELY BE SOLD AND USED FOR SOMETHING OTHER THAN A BOWLING ALLEY, ENDING AN ERA THAT LASTED OVER FIVE DECADES. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
It was practically over before it started.
A construction worker noticed smoke in the attic of Raleigh Court United Methodist Church this afternoon.
A light fixture apparently fell and ignited some insulation.
Nobody was hurt.
And there was very little damage to the church.
They're filming a movie in Virginia tonight
Still to come,
Jim Gilmore makes it to the silver screen...
As summer winds to a close some people already have their snowmobiles out.... of course they don't have any snow.
We'll explain in tonight's video of the day.
Uniforms will be part of the program, when classes resume at one of Roanoke's public schools.
Students at the Noel C. Taylor Learning Academy will be required to wear white shirts and khaki slacks or skirts.
School officials say the change is part of their effort to improve student performance and reduce the dropout rate.
[IN Q=They have signed]
((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THEY HAVE SIGNED A CONTRACT, AS HAVE THEIR PARENTS AND WE HAVE, AND HOPE THAT THAT WILL BE THE DETERMINING FACTOR TO HAVE STUDENTS IN SCHOOL LEARNING MORE THAN IN THE PAST.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent]
[OUT Q=more than in the past.]
In addition to the uniforms, the new school year will bring administrative changes, and more parental involvement
at the school.[Gilmore]
Governor Jim Gilmore and First Lady Roxane Gilmore have been the headliners at the Virginia Executive Mansion since January.
Tonight, they're just extras.
The Governor's opening up the mansion for a scene in a Tom Clancy movie.
And, he and Mrs. Gilmore will play dinner guests at their own house in a scene for the ABC miniseries "Net Force," being shot TONIGHT.
But in the movie, the mansion is the home of a rich industrialist, played by actor Judge Reinhold.
The movie also stars Quantum Leap's Scott Bakula (BACK-yoo-la),
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Phil Mickelson won the Pebble Beach Pro Am yesterday.
What you didn't know it was taking place?
This was the finish of the rained out event that started in January.
Mickelson shot a final round 67 to win the event.
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Some "Hometown" fun helped the Avalanche to a two-oh win over the Frederick Keys in the first game of a doubleheader on Mayberry night at the ballpark.
Salem Memorial Stadium increased security last night by bringing in one of Mayberry RFD's finest. Deputy Barney Fife was on-duty for crowd control.
In the first inning of the second game, Carlos Casiminos at the plate with two outs and bases loaded, his single down the middle scores two runs and the Keys lead 2-nothing.
The Keys miss an opportunity to up their lead, stranding two runners, Salem gets the strike out to end the inning.
The Avalanche use good defense to stay in the game, and go on to beat the Keys 3-to-2 and win both games of the doubleheader.
In the NFL last night there were a couple of preseason games.
One of which was in Cincinnati where the Bengals played host to the Colts
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Neil O'Donnell did a good job if staking claim to the Bengals starting quarterback spot by tossing this TD to Darnay Scott and leading another scoring drive.
But Peyton Manning brought the Colts back in the second quarter. First, he rolls out on the busted play and picks up nine yards on the scramble and slide.
Manning then froze the defense and went over the middle to Marvin Harrison for the 12 yard TD pass.
The rookie then went straight to the sideline and ordered pizza for everyone on the team.
Colts win 30-to-27.
The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots were in Mexico City last night for their preseason matchup with the Pats.
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Despite the pageantry this became the first Monday night game to be moved to another network when the President's address sent the game to ESPN2.
Cowboys fans would have just as soon it be blacked out as the Patriots rolled to the 21 -to-3 win.
Sedrick Shaw had a big night on the ground for the Pats with 2 TDs.
Plenty of contract news in the NFL today.
Curtus Enis, the former Penn State running back has been holding out in a contract dispute since the Bears drafted him has finally agreed to a three year-$5 point 6 million dollar deal.
And Mike Alstott, the Bucs pro bowl fullback signed an extension good through the year 2002.
The new deal will give his $4 million a season.
He was making $700 thousand.
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The Franklin County Eagles are in the preseason Friday Football Extra spotlight tonight.
The Eagles lost 21 of 22 starters to graduation.
About 70 players showed up for the J-V and Varsity teams.
And with those players the coaching staff is revamping the offense.
[IN Q=we basically]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Little/Franklin Co. Head Coach;]
[OUT Q=things that I'd done in the past]
Coach Little says his team is young and doesn't have much game experience.
And he says as a coach you have to approach a green team
differently than an experienced one.
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[OUT Q=to eliminate them]
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And don't forget about our preseason Friday Football Extra show this Friday.
It's anhour long 15th anniversary special that gets started at nine o'clock Friday on your Hometown station.
When the Winston Cup circuit pulls into Bristol later this week, the Winston Machine will again be without Jimmy Spencer.
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Ted Musgrave will take over the car this weekend for the Goody's headache powder 500 while Spencer continues to recover from the concussion he suffered during the Brickyard 400 on August first.
Jeff Gordon picked up his 37th career win yesterday.
He has now won 28 events since the start of 1996, and he has 104 top ten finishes.
He also has won over $19 and a half million.
It's mind boggling, but something we were warned about by Darrell Waltrip back in 1995.
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Still to come tonight on News 7 sports, Steve Mason
checks in from the Roundhouse where the Express and Civic Center officials worked out a new lease aggrement that will keep the teamon ice for quite some time.
The Roanoke Express and Civic Center officials broke bread and agreed on a new five year lease today at the Roundhouse.
Steve Mason has the details and some player news.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Evans/Roanoke Civic Center Manager; :57]
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[OUT Q=news 7 sports"]
((The new lease is filled with incentives. If and when the Express exceeds last's years total attendance of 150 thousand, the civic center will begin sharing a percentage of the concession sales with the hockey franchise.
Both parties will be working together to sell advertsing. the theory, instead of competing for the dollar, share it.
The Express has signed 1997 captain Duane harmer to a tryout agreement, which says he can only play for the Express if he comes back to the ECHL. The Express is also trying to negotiate a contract with former goal scorer Chris Cantu.
13 hundred season tickets have been sold, up from 738 at this time last year, Steve mason news 7 sports.))
With the dog days of summer hanging over us it is hard to believe that some people are behind the controls of a ---sn
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As these snowmobilers show us they don't need snow to have a good time.
The event is part of the first ever Dakota Territory "Grass Drag" shootout.
It has attracted people from five states, but most of the participants are members from the local snowmobile club.
Organizers hope this becomes an annual event.
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