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DNA testing is back in the baby switching case- We'll have a live report from Buena Vista.
And while the President heads on vacation, Monica Lewinsky may be going back before the grand jury.
After a day filled with haze, we are looking for lower humidity tomorrow. The pleasant forecast details just ahead.
Arguments began today in Richmond on partial birth abortion as protesters line the federal courthouse.
And is the water in your house causing a hypersensitive skin disorder in your children?
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Published reports today say D-N-A tests have confirmed what many people have suspected for weeks. That Paula Johnson IS the mother of three year old Rebecca Chittum and that Rebecca and three year old Callie Johnson were apparently switched at birth at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Steve Smallshaw joins us from Buena Vista tonight. Steve what does this mean for the two families?
(Steve adlibs and VO-is rolled from the truck.)
One day after President Clinton's admitted he misled the nation,
Democrats and Republicans are reacting.
The President has left for vacation on Martha's Vineyard, while Monica Lewinsky may be heading back before the Grand Jury.
Jonathan Freed has the story.
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((CLINTON ADDRESS: I MUST PUT THIS RIGHT.
As the political dust from the President's public confession settles
across the nation, anticipation is now building about what it will mean
to Kenneth Starr's upcoming report to Congress.
CLINTON:: THIS HAS GONE ON TOO LONG, COST TOO MUCH,
AND HAS HURT TOO MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE.
The President's speech took aim, in part, at the Independent Counsel...clearly trying to further mold public opinion.
The Speaker of the House was saying it may be too early to react now, but signaled a constitutional struggle could be on the horizon.
NEWT GINGRICH/R-GA): MY DEEPEST FEELING IS THAT ALL OF THIS IS PART OF A MUCH BIGGER STORY...AND WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE REPORT.
Democrats were expressing disappointment in the President's admitted
behavior ...with one calling for his resignation...but most were just urging an end to the investigation. They weren't doing it in front of the cameras.
And word came down through a spokesperson that the First Lady is, quote "committed to her marriage"...and that she had learned what her husband
planned to tell the grand jury this past weekend.
The President headed off for a two week vacation in Martha's Vineyard...after spending much of the day working the phones, trying to drum up support on the Hill.
Meanwhile, the grand jury was still receiving guests...with former presidential adviser, Dick Morris on the stand.
JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS: AND A SIGNAL THAT THIS POLITICAL SAGA IS ANYTHING BUT OVER, REPORTS ARE COMING IN NOW THAT MONICA
LEWINSKY WILL BE BACK BEFORE THE GRAND JURY LATER THIS WEEK. JONATHAN FREED, CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.)
Around Roanoke, public opinion seems to match the rest of the country. Our surveys are not scientific, but folks we talked to today say they would have liked to have heard from the President before last night.
Still most we spoke with said they would like to put this behind them.
Scott Goldberg has been gauging popular opinion today and he joins us now from Valley View Mall in Roanoke.
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A Henry County man is believed drowned following a night time fishing accident. We'll have that story next.
And then a little later in the newscast, we'll tell you why the Governor is honoring a group of longtime road warriors.
A night of fishing turned tragic for a Henry County man.
49-year old John Harris was fishing with a friend late last night on Philpott Lake.
Their boat hit a steel barge and Harris went into the water.
Divers spent today looking for Harris who is presumed dead.
Divers are feeling their way around in the pitch black water 100-feet below the surface.
Investigators say the barge the boat hit was supposed to be anchored to the shore.
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If Harris's body is not recovered today, more divers will be called in to help with the search tomorrow.
A Pittsylvania County probation officer has been charged with sexual molestation.
51-year-old Patrick Wayne Gould of Danville has been indicted on 21 counts, including sexual battery and forcible sodomy.
The crimes allegedly occurred over the last two years, against a woman from Ringgold.
Gould was arrested today. His bond was set at 5-thousand dollars.
Halifax County commonwealth's attorney John Greenbacker has been appointed to handle the case.
It has NOT been a good month for the First American bank in Dublin.
A man robbed the bank this afternoon.
It is the second time the bank's been targeted in the past month.
The bank's tellers reportedly told police the suspect appears to be the same man who robbed the bank the last time.
Police say the suspect entered the bank around 2-pm and handed the teller a note before making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police are still investigating.
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If you're a fan of antique glass, be sure to stay tuned. Patrick Evans is standing by and for once he's hoping he DOESN'T get his big break in show business.
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This weekend, the Salem Civic Center will play host to a grand exhibit of antique glass and related items in one of the largest Glass Shows in the state.
Today, Patrick Evans went to Apple Shed Antiques to get a preview of this weekend's show and find out more about the Antique Glass market.
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One of the Racing world's best known teams is splitting with its driver. Mike Stevens has the details coming up in Sports.
Today on health check --
Lab results are back confirming an e-coli outbreak at a day care center in Floyd County.
And a British study suggests hard water, like most well water, may add to a skin condition in children.
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Good afternoon. I'm Keith Humphry with sort of a book review.
It's called "An Education for Our Time," written by the Superintendent of Virginia Military Instutute.
Josiah Bunting writes about a fictional war hero who leaves 985-million dollars to establish the ideal college.
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The answer is not an outline of what V-M-I is today... though there are some similarities with this imaginary co-ed school to be built on the high plains of Wyoming.
We'll tell you more about it...
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on NEWS 7 at SIX tonight.
Virginia's ban on so-called partial birth abortions took effect July first-- despite legal efforts to delay it.
Today in Richmond, a federal judge began hearing arguments over its Constitutional merits.
Lawyers were greeted with an anti-abortion protest outside.
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Abortion rights attorneys say the law is so vague it bans all abortions.
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Arguments will continue tomorrow.
NO decision is expected for several weeks.
State lab results confirm six cases of e-coli at the Copper Hill Pre-School in Floyd County.
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The New River Health District is continuing the investigation of the e-coli outbreak.
Last week, the infection was identified by a local hospital.
The four children from the daycare testing positive for e-coli range in age from two to five.
Two adults have also been confirmed as having e-coli.
Water and food specimens from the Copper Hill daycare have come up negative for the bacterial infection.
Health Department officials say there is no evidence the e-coli infections have spread at the day care center.[5-Eczema
British researchers say children who live in homes with hard water are more likely to have eczema than those in homes with soft water.
Roanoke County's water system tests in the moderate to hard range.
Roanoke city water is considered soft to moderate with very little calcium and magnesium.
But well water is generally hard water that seeps through the ground and picks up minerals.
The study suggests the itchy skin condition that is a common problem in children, is a result of hard water.
Roanoke Dermatologist Susan Dorsey says there isn't enough evidence to determine if excess minerals in hard water irritate the children's skin, or if the drying effects of soap and shampoo are responsible.
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Doctor Dorsey says it's rare that the minerals in hard water would cause eczema, but they may make an already existing condition worse.
Rather than invest in a water softening system, Doctor Dorsey recommends using a mild soap and limit the heat and time of baths.
Also moisturize with a thick cream or Vaseline.
In Sports, the ax falls on the Wood Brothers' driver.
with that and news from the Major Leagues...here's Mike Stevens[S5-Wood]
Good afternoon everybody. A little home grown racing news leads the way today.
The Legendary Wood Brothers racing team of Stuart, that has won 96 races since 1966, today dropped the man who
despite his best efforts could not give the team win number 97, Michael Waltrip.
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The two sides announced today that they will split at the end of the current season.
In his three years with the team Waltrip never won a regular Cup event, but he did capture the 1996 Winston all-star race at Charlotte.
Rumors of his departure from the team were running rampant back in July.
But earlier this month Michael signed a letter of intent to drive for the Woods again next season.
At this time, neither the Woods nor Michael know the direction they will head next season.
In the big leagues the Rangers and Red Sox are playing a day night doubleheader today.
The Sox got game one 4-to-1.
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The Rangers' only offense came from who else but Juan Gonzalez.
This afternoon he hit his 34th homer of the year and upped his seasonal RBI total to 120.
But in the fifith inning the Sox came up with four
And that was all Pedro Martinez needed to win his 6th game of the season 4-to-1.
In the NFL, Peyton Manning lived up to some of his unfair hype last night as he shined in his second preseason start of the season.
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Peyton led the Colts to 23 first half points using his legs and his arm bring the Colts back against the Bengals.
He completed 5 of 11 passes for 112 yards and this touchdown to former Syracuse star Marvin Harrison.
The Colts won the game 30-to-27. Manning says he felt way more relaxed than he did after game one.
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The Redskins play the Patriots this coming Saturday in their third game of the preseason.
Michael Westbrook hopes to be in the starting lineup for the game.
He is again practicing in Frostburg after missing 11 days of camp with a leg infection.
And Darrell Green, who also has yet to play in the preseason is also back in camp.
But it's unlikely he will play Saturday.
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And we want to again remind you about Friday Football Extra's preseason kickoff show this Friday night.
Our 15th anniversary season kicks off in Primetime Friday at Nine with an hour long program.
More News 7 at Five is coming up right after this.
Take Care everybody.
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Imagine rolling down the highway more than THREE MILLION miles without so much as a fender- bender.
Believe it or not, 55-Roadway Express truck drivers have done, just that.
Today the veteran drivers were honored for their accomplishment.
They were each handed keys to a Volvo truck built by employees at the Dublin plant.
And while the rigs aren't theirs for keeps-- the veteran drivers say it's still nice to cruise down the road in new wheels.
((IRA THORNSBERRY/ROADWAY EXPRESS DRIVER:IT'S A MILESTONE THAT I NEVER DREAMED WOULD COME TO PASS WHEN I FIRST STARTED IN THIS INDUSTRY, YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST BEEN GREAT. ))
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This is one to think about--
Even if you were to drive 20-thousand miles a year, it would take 150-years to accumulate as many miles on the road as the drivers honored today.