[Testimony]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none -- ROLL LIVE FROM NEWSPATH]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton today faces what could be the most critical moment in his Presidency when he gives sworn testimony before Ken Starr's grand jury.
Lee Cowan reports live.
[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;]
[SUPER=04-January;]
[SUPER=01-Mayor Willie Brown/San Francisco; ]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bill McCollum/(R) Florida]
[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]

(( COWAN/CLINTON TESTIFIES - EARLY AM
IF THE PRESIDENT HAD EVER PRAYED FOR DIVINE INTERVENTION, PERHAPS NOW WAS THE TIME. ARRIVING AT CHURCH LIKE ANY OTHER SUNDAY, THERE WERE PRECIOUS OTHERS HE COULD TURN TO FOR HELP.
ALREADY, HE HAD SPENT MUCH OF HIS SUNDAY MORNING CONFERRING WITH HIS INNER CIRCLE OF ATTORNIES. A CIRCLE THAT HAS GROWN UNCHARACTERISTICALLY SMALL OVER THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS.
MORE MEETINGS WILL CONTINUE RIGHT UP UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON'S ONE 0'CLOCK DEADLINE, WHEN, FROM THE MAP ROOM INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE, THE PRESIDENT WILL LOOK INTO A CAMERA AND ANSWER SOME OF KENNETH STARR'S INTENSELY PERSONAL QUESTIONS - STARTING WITH MARITAL INFIDELITY, AND ENDING WITH POINTED QUERIES INTO WHETHER HE EVER ASKED ANYONE TO LIE.

HE HAS BUT A FEW CHOICES: ONE IS TO CONTINUE HIS BLANKET DENIAL.
CLINTON: "I have never had sexual relations with that woman, Monica Lewinsky"
BUT SOURCES CLOSE TO MR. CLINTON'S LEGAL TEAM SAY IT IS MORE LIKELY THE PRESIDENT WILL CHANGE HIS STORY TO REFLECT THAT HE AND LEWINSKY DID HAVE AN INAPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIP - BUT OF A KIND DIFFERENT THAN HE WAS QUESTIONED ABOUT IN THE PAULA JONES CASE - A LEGAL BACK DOOR SOME SAY HE COULD USE TO ESCAPE A PERJURY CHARGE.
WILLIE BROWN//MAYOR, SAN FRANCISCO "I think the American
--- some think he did not."



REP. BILL MCCOLLUM//R - FL "The issue about whether --- obstruction of justice."


LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS "Although what the President may say about his relations with Monica Lewinsky may change, sources say his assertion that he never asked anyone to lie never has. In the words of his attorney, the truth is the truth, period, And that is how he will testify. Lee Cowan, CBS News Washington."))
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[OUT Q=back to you in the studio.]



[Africa-embassy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-H]
[GRAPHIC=Bombing]


More F-B-I agents have arrived in Kenya to investigate the bombing of the U-S embassy in Nairobi.
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[VO-NAT]


Today's Washington Post reports a suspect arrested in Pakistan has admitted to taking part in the Nairobi bombing, giving authorities a detailed description of the plans used in the deadly blast.
[SUPER=03-Nairobi, Kenya; ]


U-S Embassy personnel are now leaving Pakistan and other Americans are being urged to join them.
The State Department also is updating its ``worldwide caution'' for American travelers.
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[Northern-Ireland]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


5 suspects have been arrested in connecion with Saturday's deadly bombing in Northern Ireland.
Early reports indicate the 5 were arrested in their homes near Omagh at dawn today.
The bombing killed 28 and wounded 220.
It is considered the worst terrorist strike in Northern Ireland's history.

[airdox]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#NET-G; FROM 98-61]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


Workers at the Long Airdox Company in Pulaski County are expected to be off the job today as contract negotiations continue.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fairlawn;]


Nearly 150 Airdox employees who are members of the oil, Chemical and Atomic workers union, have been trying to reach a contract agreement with management for the past two and a half weeks.
Their current contract expired at midnight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Some things]

((RICK FLINCHUM/UNION STEWARD; SOME THINGS ARE GOOD SUCH AS MORE CALLBACK TIME ON YOUR SENIORITY. MORE MONEY ON YOUR BENEFITS FOR BEING OFF UNDER SICKNESS AND ACCIDENTS. BUT THAT'S JUST A COUPLE OF GOOD THINGS. ))
[SUPER=01-Rick Flinchum/Union Steward;]
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[OUT Q=a couple of good things.]
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[VO-NAT]


But workers are also looking for more money.
And would like to see an end to the hiring of outiside contractors.
The last time union members went on strike was in 19-78.
Company mangement could not be reached for comment.
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[E-I-81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-42; 1:58:20]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Heavy rains are reportedly to blame for a pile-up and several other car accidents on I-81 yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


As many as five people were injured near the 132 mile marker in at least two accidents that happened there around four o'clock.
Police say traffic began to slow down, when one car rear-ended another, starting a chain reaction.
The accident victims were taken to Roanoke Memorial, Community, and Lewis-Gale Hospital.
Meanwhile, traffic was backed up about eight miles along both southbound lanes.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Officials say a total of eight minor accidents happened in that area yesterday.

[Hit-And-Run]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A weekend boating accident on Smith Mountain Lake landed a Staunton man in jail after he fled the scene.
Police say 59-year old Raymond Eavers' (Eee-vers) boat slammed into another one Saturday night, injuring three people.
He then reportedly sped off.
Kathy Rule, Jenni Kuykendall (KUH-Ken-DALE), and Candra Sheffer were taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released.
Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in the accident.

[E-Manhunt]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=cch]
[TAPE#=98-56; 21:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Dozens of volunteers spent their day yesterday combing the Martinsville area for an elderly man who's been missing since Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]

[shots of photo] 74-year old Howard Woolwine disappeared from Hairston's Home for Adults early Saturday morning.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


100 volunteers searched the area on foot. Emergency officials at the National Guard Armory in Martinsville are organizing the search.
Officials say Woolwine is in need of medical attention.
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[IN Q=From indications that we have]

((BOB PHILLIPS/MARTINVILLE EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR:FROM INDICATIONS THAT WE HAVE HE'S BEEN COMPLAINING AND HE DIDN'T REALLY LIKE OR KEPT REPEATING THAT HE DIDN'T WANT TO BE THERE. AND IT'S NOT AN INCARCERATION TYPE THING AT ALL. IT'S A SITUATION WHERE HE'S FREE TO LEAVE. HE COULD SIGN HIMSELF OUT AT ANY TIME. HOWEVER, HE DIDN'T SIGN HIMSELF OUT. HE LEFT.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Phillips/Emergency Services Coordinator]
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[OUT Q=sign himself out.He left.]
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[VO-NAT]

Woolwine may be trying to reach relatives who live in the area.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Jeff Gordon wins for the first time at Michigan.
Steve Mason has highlights.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:50]
[OUT Q=see you then.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)

[Large-models]

[2-shot]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-P]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Are you tired of seeing models wearing sizes you can't even remember buying?
Now the biggest agencies in the big apple are searching for new models in larger sizes.
[anchor=Kimberly]


The call had hopefuls lining up for a chance.. to strut their stuff.
Morry Alter has the story.
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[SOT]

[4:29:37]
[IN Q=The contestants]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :12]
[SUPER=01-Morry Alter/Reporting; 1:37]
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[OUT Q=for CBS News]


[Out on 2-shot]
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[E-VET-Benefits]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Employees with the Salem V-A medical center are spreading the word about a new health care option for veterans, called "Healthcare Eligibility Enrollment Program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Workers were out at the Valley View Walmart Sunday, trying to convince veterans to sign-up for the national healthcare benefits package. Officials say the program presents a win-win situation for veterans and hospitals.
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[SOT=15:17:21]
[IN Q=THE VETERAN]

((MICHAEL HEPTINSTALL/VA MEDICAL CENTER; THE VETERAN CAN BE ENROLLED IN THE VA SYSTEM. THEN HE CAN STOP BY AND HAVE A MEANS TEST AND WE'LL TELL HIM EXACTLY WHAT HE IS ENTITLED TO THROUGH OUR VA SYSTEM.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Heptinstall/Veterans Admin. Medical Center;]
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[OUT Q=VA SYSTEM.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Veterans can sign up at the Salem V-A or call there for more information about three other sign up locations scheduled this week.
The program begins in October.

[E-Fifth-District]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-58; 19:40]
[GRAPHIC=Republicans]


Joseph Spence wants to make sure you know his name -- if you live in Virginia's 5th district.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The Pittsylvania County native and Army veteran is running as a write-in candidate for the 5th district congressional seat.
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[SOT 2:19:28-:46]
[IN Q=I'm for a strong military]

((JOSEPH SPENCE/WRITE-IN CANDIDATE: I'M FOR A STRONG MILITARY. I'M FOR A STRONG DEFENSE AND A WELL-TRAINED MILITARY. AND I'M ALSO AGAINST NAFTA AND WOULD LIKE TO REPEAL NAFTA. I WOULD LIKE TO BRING JOBS INTO THE DISTRICT AND ENCOURAGE INDUSTRIES AND BUSINESSES TO OPERATE IN THE DISTRICT AND TO HAVE JOBS.))
[SUPER=01-Joseph Spence/Write-In Candidate;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=and to have jobs.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Spence considers himself a Republican, but chose to run as an independent write-in candidate to avoid the expense of getting his name on the ballot.
He faces incumbent Virgil Goode in the upcoming election.
Goode is seeking his second term.


[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, the government is enforcing a program to protect all U-S troops from a deadly biological weapon.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in today's Health check.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MIKA

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
U.S. MILITARY TROOPS GET THEIR MARCHING ORDERS THIS WEEK... TO RECEIVE VACCINATIONS AGAINST THE DEADLY THREAT OF ANTHRAX.
VT=VO

((vo))
ANTHRAX IS A DISEASE USUALLY FOUND IN ANIMALS...
BUT IT CAN BE USED AS A BIOLOGICAL WEAPON WHEN THE POTENTIALLY FATAL SPORES ARE RELEASED INTO THE AIR.
THE PENTAGON IS NOW SPENDING 130-MILLION DOLLARS ON A PROGRAM THAT WILL VACCINATE ALL ACTIVE-DUTY AND RESERVE FORCES AGAINST THE DISEASE... BY THE YEAR 2004.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND BEFORE CHILDREN HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL, PARENTS SHOULD MAKE SURE THEY'VE GOTTEN ALL THEIR SHOTS.
IN ADDITION TO THE ROUTINE IMMUNIZATIONS... THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS IS RECOMMENDING THAT ALL KIDS GET THE CHICKEN POX AND HEPATITIS 'B' VACCINES.
DOCTORS SAY THE HEPATITIS B VACCINE--IN PARTICULAR--CAN PREVENT SEVERE LIVER DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE DISEASE LATER IN LIFE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND RESEARCHERS SAY A SILENT ADDICTION HAS TAKEN HOLD OF AMERICA'S YOUTH.
ACCORDING TO RECENT STUDIES... BETWEEN FIVE AND EIGHT-PERECNT OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA ADMITTED THAT THEY HAVE A SERIOUS GAMBLING PROBLEM--
THAT'S NEARLY DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF ADULTS WHO ARE HOOKED ON THE GAMES OF CHANCE.
EXPERTS LAY SOME OF THE BLAME ON THE RAPID GROWTH OF LEGALIZED GAMBLING.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[Car-Rentals]

[2-shot]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Summer is not over yet -- and plenty of people still have to hit the road for vacation.
Thousands of Americans opt to rent cars for road trips no matter why they're traveling.
[anchor=Kimberly]


But what do you do about all those insurance offers the rental companies hand to you?
Jan Fox sorts it out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's summer time]
[SUPER=01-Amy Gergely/Auto Insurers of America; :24]
[SUPER=01-Jan Fox/Reporting; :47]
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[OUT Q=for CBS News]

(( TRACK It's summertime and the car rental business is rolling. It's no secret that before you roll out with your rental car, most dealers offer to sign you up for their insurance. John McVicker doesn't own a car, so he rents for out of town trips. He says he always initials for the collision damage waiver insurance. The best way to know if you need to sign the rental waiver is to call your agent to find out what coverage you already have.

SOT-Gergely

Up to 80% of drivers are already covered for any damage that would occur to a rental car that was in their possession.
TRACK A standard car insurance policy with comprehensive collision and liability coverage will transfer over to a rented car if you are using it for personal use, but not for business.

SOT-Gergely

Those who have to be particularly careful are those who tag on vacation days after a business trip.
TRACK And yes, you're covered for the big S-U-Vs and pick ups, but not for moving trucks that carry a commercial license.
TRACK Also, the credit card you use to rent the car may provide some insurance, so call your credit card company mad ask what their rental car insurance covers. And be sure to ask about any limitations. Going in prepared helps you roll out smooth.
TAG Renting a car can be a problem if you are younger than 25. Most large rental companies won't cover these drivers unless they are on corporate or government accounts that cover the higher liability and insurance costs. Children who do not have their personal auto polices yet but are covered under their parents are generally covered while renting a car.))

[Anchor=Kimberly]
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[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


President Clinton faces historic testimony before a grand jury today regarding his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
Two advisers say Clinton will admit to ``improper encounters'' with Lewinsky.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The Palestinian suspect in the bombing of the U-S embassies in East Africa reportedly says an exiled Saudi terrorist sponsored the attack from Afghanistan.
The State Department has now issued a ``worldwide caution'' alert for American travelers.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And American Balloonist Steve Fossett is reported to be in good condition this morning as he waits for rescuers in his life boat some 500 miles from the Australian coast.
Fosett was two-thirds through his round-the-world flight when he crashed yesterday into the South Pacific.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday August 17th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Testimony]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none -- ROLL LIVE FROM NEWSPATH]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton is about to face a pivotal moment in his presidency.
At the White House today, he'll give sworn testimony before the Monica Lewinsky grand jury.
For seven months, President Clinton has denied any sexual relationship with the former White House intern.
But his lawyers spent the weekend preparing him to acknowledge an ``inappropriate relationship'' with Lewinsky.
Lee Cowan has the latest from Washington.
[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[SOT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;]
[SUPER=04-January;]
[SUPER=01-Mayor Willie Brown/San Francisco; ]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bill McCollum/(R) Florida;]
[Live=Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]

(( COWAN/CLINTON TESTIFIES - EARLY AM
IF THE PRESIDENT HAD EVER PRAYED FOR DIVINE INTERVENTION, PERHAPS NOW WAS THE TIME. ARRIVING AT CHURCH LIKE ANY OTHER SUNDAY, THERE WERE PRECIOUS OTHERS HE COULD TURN TO FOR HELP.
ALREADY, HE HAD SPENT MUCH OF HIS SUNDAY MORNING CONFERRING WITH HIS INNER CIRCLE OF ATTORNIES. A CIRCLE THAT HAS GROWN UNCHARACTERISTICALLY SMALL OVER THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS.
MORE MEETINGS WILL CONTINUE RIGHT UP UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON'S ONE 0'CLOCK DEADLINE, WHEN, FROM THE MAP ROOM INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE, THE PRESIDENT WILL LOOK INTO A CAMERA AND ANSWER SOME OF KENNETH STARR'S INTENSELY PERSONAL QUESTIONS - STARTING WITH MARITAL INFIDELITY, AND ENDING WITH POINTED QUERIES INTO WHETHER HE EVER ASKED ANYONE TO LIE.

HE HAS BUT A FEW CHOICES: ONE IS TO CONTINUE HIS BLANKET DENIAL.
CLINTON: "I have never had sexual relations with that woman, Monica Lewinsky"
BUT SOURCES CLOSE TO MR. CLINTON'S LEGAL TEAM SAY IT IS MORE LIKELY THE PRESIDENT WILL CHANGE HIS STORY TO REFLECT THAT HE AND LEWINSKY DID HAVE AN INAPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIP - BUT OF A KIND DIFFERENT THAN HE WAS QUESTIONED ABOUT IN THE PAULA JONES CASE - A LEGAL BACK DOOR SOME SAY HE COULD USE TO ESCAPE A PERJURY CHARGE.
WILLIE BROWN//MAYOR, SAN FRANCISCO "I think the American
--- some think he did not."



REP. BILL MCCOLLUM//R - FL "The issue about whether --- obstruction of justice."


LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS "Although what the President may say about his relations with Monica Lewinsky may change, sources say his assertion that he never asked anyone to lie never has. In the words of his attorney, the truth is the truth, period, And that is how he will testify. Lee Cowan, CBS News Washington."))
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[OUT Q=back to you in the studio.]



[E-Clinton-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-59]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]

TWo Roanoke legislators have differing perspectives about Ken Starr's investigation and the president's testimony.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


State Senator John Edwards questioned Kenneth Starr's motives in handling the matter.
He says it's time for the country to move ahead.
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[SOT=16:15:25]
[IN Q=AS A FORMER]

(((D)JOHN EDWARDS/STATE SENATOR; AS A FORMER PROSECUTOR MYSELF, I THINK HE'S BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY ZEALOUS IN THE WAY HE HAS HANDLED THIS MATTER. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE QUESTION THE MANNER IN WHICH HE IS INVESTIGATING THIS MATTER AND WHETHER OR NOT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING IT TO BEGIN WITH. IT CERTAINLY HAS BEEN EMBARRASING TO THE PRESIDENT, TO THE PRESIDENCY AND TO THE COUNTRY. LET'S HOPE THAT WE CAN GET PAST THIS.))
[SUPER=@Edwards; :00]
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[OUT Q=PAST THIS.]
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[vo-nat]
Roanoke congressman Bob Goodlatte is a bit closer to the issue because he is a member of the Judicial Hearing Committee.
He says Clinton should just tell the truth.
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[SOT=16:24:05]
[IN Q=I THINK IT'S]

(((R) BOB GOODLATTE/SIXTH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN; I THINK IT'S GOOD THAT THE PRESIDENT IS TESTIFYING BEFORE THE GRAND JURY BECAUSE IT'S IMPORTANT TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE MATTER, TO THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER. THAT WILL ENABLE THE INDEPENDENT COUNSEL TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS AND SEND ITS REPORT TO CONGRESS WHERE I EXPECT THE MATTER TO BE GIVEN A FULL, FAIR AND IMPARTIAL HEARING.))
[SUPER=@Goodlatte; :00]
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[ANCHOR=kIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Goodlatte says until the report on the matter is in, he won't speculate on what direction Congress will take.

[E-Long-Airdox]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-61]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]

[****Anchor Tag****] A Pulaski company and its employees are still at odds as they try to work out a new contract. And workers probably won't be returning to work until the matter is resolved. David Johnson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ricky Flinchum]
[SUPER=03-Fairlawn; 03]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Flinchum/Union Steward; 16]
[SUPER=01-DeWayne Blankenship/Union Member; 44]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=News 7, Fairlawn.]


(( Ricky Flinchum is one of nearly 150 Air-Docks employees who's a member of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union.
The union--that for the past two and a half weeks has been trying to reach a settlement with management on a new contract.
[SOT=12:53:50]
[IN Q=SOME THINGS ARE]

((RICK FLINCHUM/UNION STEWARD; SOME THINGS ARE GOOD SUCH AS MORE CALLBACK TIME ON YOUR SENIORITY. MORE MONEY ON YOUR BENEFITS FOR BEING OFF UNDER SICKNESS AND ACCIDENTS. BUT THAT'S JUST A COUPLE OF GOOD THINGS.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=GOOD THINGS.]


Those good things amount to a couple of paragraphs on a 12 page contract.
But workers say they want to eliminate terms allowing the company to use outside contractors to make the intermediate frames Air-Docks manufactures.
And workers say they want more money.
[SOT=12:36:19]
[IN Q=WITH THE PAY]

((DEWAYNE BLANKENSHIP/UNION MEMBER; WITH THE PAY INCREASE, WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO IS GIVE US A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF WHAT WE MAKE. THAT COMES DOWN TO SOME INDIVIDUALS CAN ONLY GET 30 TO 36 CENT AN HOUR AND SOME PEOPLE CAN GET UP TO 52 CENT AN HOUR INSTEAD OF ONE ACROSS THE BOARD INCREASE FOR EVERYONE.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=GOOD THINGS.]


Negotiations have gone on for almost three weeks.
And, union members say they haven't had this much trouble with talks since 1978, the last time their was a strike. [STAND-UP/14:02:24] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE CONTRACT RAN OUT AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT. UNION MEMBERS ARE SEEKING A TEN DAY EXTENSION ON THAT CONTRACT WHILE THEY TRY TO HAMMER OUT A NEW DEAL WITH MANAGEMENT. IF THEY FAIL IN THEIR BID TO NEGOTIATE, THEY SAY A LOCKOUT WILL BE INEVIDIBLE. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, FAIRLAWNN.)) [RUNS15]))
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[anchor=Melanie]
[ss=none]

Company management could not be reached for comment.

[VMI]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-J]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


V-M-I begins its second year as a Co-ed institution today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Twenty two women are returning for their sophomore year.
And an additional 34 more woman will join the 14-hundremd member cadet corps of freshman.
Under a new policy sophomore cades will be permitted to date upperclassmen outside of their chain of command.
V-M-I went co-ed in 1996 after 157 years as a male-only school.
The Supreme Court said it was either that, or face the loss of state funding.
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[2-E-I-81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-42; 1:58:20]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


The heavy rain in Southwest Virginia yesterday brought with it several car accidents... including a pile-up on I-81.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


As many as five people were injured near the 132 mile marker in at least two accidents that happened there around four o'clock.
Police say traffic began to slow down, when one car rear-ended another, starting a chain reaction.
The accident victims were taken to Roanoke Memorial, Community, and Lewis-Gale Hospital.
Meanwhile, traffic was backed up about eight miles along both southbound lanes.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Officials say a total of eight minor accidents happened in that area yesterday.

[2-E-Manhunt]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=cch]
[TAPE#=98-56; 21:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]


No luck yet in the search for an elderly Martinsville man who has been missing since Saturday morning.
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[VO-NAT]

[shots of photo] Dozens of volunteers combed the area for 74-year old Howard Woolwine since his disappearance from Hairston's Home for Adults.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


100 volunteers searched the area on foot. Emergency officials at the National Guard Armory in Martinsville are organizing the search.
Officials say Woolwine is in need of medical attention.
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[SOT TC 00:31:25- 00:31:46]
[IN Q=From indications that we have]

((BOB PHILLIPS/MARTINVILLE EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR:FROM INDICATIONS THAT WE HAVE HE'S BEEN COMPLAINING AND HE DIDN'T REALLY LIKE OR KEPT REPEATING THAT HE DIDN'T WANT TO BE THERE. AND IT'S NOT AN INCARCERATION TYPE THING AT ALL. IT'S A SITUATION WHERE HE'S FREE TO LEAVE. HE COULD SIGN HIMSELF OUT AT ANY TIME. HOWEVER, HE DIDN'T SIGN HIMSELF OUT. HE LEFT.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Phillips/Emergency Services Coordinator]
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[OUT Q=sign himself out.He left.]
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Woolwine may be trying to reach relatives who live in the area.
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5 suspects have been arrested in connecion with Saturday's deadly bombing in Northern Ireland.
Early reports indicate the 5 were arrested in their homes near Omagh (OH'-mah) at dawn today.
The bombing killed 28 and wounded 220.
It is considered the worst terrorist strike in Northern Ireland's history.

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Balloonist Steve Fossett is reported to be doing fine this morning following his balloon crash in the South Pacific.
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[4:06:45]
Fosett's balloon went down yesterday some 500 miles off the coast of Australia.
The American Millionaire has been drifting in a life raft and has been in regular contact with an Australian Air Force plane as he waits to be rescued.
This was Fossett's fourth attempt to balloon around the world.
He had completed two- thirds of his trip.
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[Indie-Films]

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Blockbuster films may be the money-makers in Hollywood... for now.
But several independent films are turning heads and raising eyebrows across the country.
[anchor=Kimberly]


Dennis Cunningham takes a look at some of the most notable independent films to hit the big screen this summer.
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[IN Q=Well, just a while]
[SUPER=18-"The Governess"; :00]
[Super=18-Sony Pictures Classics; :04]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Cunningham/Reporting; :33]
[SUPER=18-"The Opposite of Sex"; :56]
[super=18-Miramax Films; :59]
[super=18-"Smoke Signals"; 1:09]
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[OUT Q=everywhere now.]

((DENNIS ON CAMERA Well, just awhile back, I was mentioning all the current major studio films I recommend you see. Today we turn to independent films. A trio. And we start with Minnie Driver in "The Governess."
NATSND Clip "I feel the word 'Jewish' must be emblazoned on my forehead."
TRACK Minnie Driver is a very dramatic, independent person who knows nothing outside the Jewish life of London. When her father dies, however, the family needs money, and she, posing as a gentile goes off to a wealthy, unhappy family in Scotland to earn money as a governess. What follows has to do with how she transforms the family, and how she falls desperately in love with the master of the house who is a pioneer in photography.
DENNIS ON CAMERA Minnie Driver is sensationally good in that beautiful, sensual, fascinating film, and that, is currently only in a couple of theatres around the country, but very soon will be opening in theatres all over the country.
And here are a couple more indies to complete the trio. Both now playing all over the country, and both recommended.
NATSND Clip "I don't have a heart of gold and I don't grow one later."
TRACK Don't miss "The Opposite of Sex," a smart, edgey, somehwat dark and very funny comedy of the alternative sort. Lisa Kudrow is a standout in this.
NATSND Clip "You guys got your passports?" "But it's the United States." "That's as foreign as it gets."
TRACK And don't miss the first movie every written and directed by Native Americans, who call themselves Indiands, incidently. But that's not the main reason to see it. The main reason to see it is that it's a charming, funny and very entertaining film.
NATSND Clip "It's like you're the Lone Ranger and Tonto." "It's more like we're Tonto and Tonto."
DENNIS ON CAMERA Wonderful movies, both of them, really. All three of them actually. And those three were "The Governess" (everywhere starting soon), and "The Opposite of Sex" and "Smoke Signals" - everywhere now.))
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[E-County-Schools]


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Roanoke County residents are hoping the recent debate over how many schools to operate in south county will not leave lasting divisions in the community.
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((BARBARA BUSHNELL/SUPPORTER OF TWO SCHOOLS: AND I JUST HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE THAT DIDN'T GET THE ONE SCHOOL AREN'T TOO UPSET, BECAUSE I KNOW IT MEANT A LOT TO THEM TOO.))
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[OUT Q=a lot to them too.]
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On Thursday night, the Roanoke County School Board affirmed its support for two south county high schools. Members said they intend to build a new school on the Woods End property to supplement Cave Spring High School, rather than replace it.
Supporters of the single- school concept were disappointed by the school board's decision, but say they are parents first, and will continue to support Roanoke County Schools.
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[IN Q=So we will be]

((TERRI LANGFORD/SUPPORTER OF ONE SCHOOLS: SO WE WILL BE BEHIND THEM. WE WILL SUPPORT THEM AND WE WILL HOPE THAT THE COMMUNITY DOESN'T SUFFER.))
[SUPER=01-Terri Langford/One-School Supporter;]
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[OUT Q=doesn't suffer.]
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Planning for the new high school is still in the preliminary stages, and the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors must release funding for the project before construction can begin.

[E-Va-Tech]


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Virginia's largest university has succeeded in bringing in the big bucks.
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Donors contributed nearly 50- million dollars to Virginia Tech over the past fiscal year.
Alumni and corporations donated about 67- percent of that amount.
University officials attribute much of their success to the school's comprehensive 250- million dollar fundraising campaign which ended in June.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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In sports, Sammy Sosa catches up to Mark McGwire.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[IN Q=Hello again]
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[OUT Q=great Monday.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Nearly 150 employees of Air-Docks in Pulaski are planning NOT to go to work today in what could be the beginning of a strike.
The workers are at odds with company management over new contracts that would still allow the company to hire outside contractors.
Union members also want better pay.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


22 women return to V-M-I as sophomore cadets today.
34 more women enter the Lexington school as freshmen.
Students are returning to the campus for the school's second year as a co-ed institution.
A new policy at the school will allow sophomore cadets to date upperclassmen who are outside the chain of their command.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the search continues in the Martinsville area for a 74-year-old man who disappeared from Hairston's home for adults Saturday morning.
Emergency officials and dozens of volunteers spent yesterday combing the area in search of Howard Woolwine.
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