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President Clinton and his family are preparing to leave Washington to go on vacation, while the nation comes to grips with the fact that the President lied for the last seven months about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
The president called his relationship with the former White House intern inappropriate but said he did not lie in earlier testimony or try to obstruct justice.
Lee Cowan reports on the aftermath of the president's unprecedented admission to the nation.
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[SUPER=01-David Kendall/Clinton Attorney;]
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AS THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH BEGAN TO SINK IN, A SINKING FEELING
SEEMED TO PERVADE THOSE INSIDE THE BELTWAY.
A STAFF THAT HAD STOOD BY THEIR BOSSPARTY LEADERS WHO HAD
DEFENDED HIM, AND PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY A FAMILY, WERE ALL LEFT TO
WONDER TO HOW TO KEEP UP THE FIGHT.
THE MESSSAGE SEEMED CLEAR: STICK TOGETHER AND RALLY ONCE AGAIN.
(( SUPER: ANN LEWIS//WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR )) "
(( CLINTON SOT ))
"I must take responsibility for my actions, both public and private."
(SUPER: LAST NIGHT, THE WHITE HOUSE)
IN HIS HISTORIC ADDRESS LAST NIGHT, THE PRESIDENT ADMITTED TO
WHAT HE HAD DENIED FOR THE PAST SEVEN MONTHS.
THE TONE WAS APOLOGETIC ABOUT THE INAPPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIP
WITH MONICA LEWINSKY, BUT DEFIANT ABOUT SPECIAL PROSECUTOR KENNETH
"Our country has been distracted by this matter for far too long, and I
take responsibility for my part in all of this. That is all I can do.
Now it is time, in fact it is past time, to move on."
DAVID KENDALL//CLINTON ATTORNEY;
"I don't know whether I or the country is going to be more happy to have
yesterday behind them."
(LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, DC)
BUT FOR THE PRESIDENT'S ATTORNEY, THE FIGHT CONTINUES. AND SO
DOES KEN STARR'S GRAND JURYWHICH IS EXPECTED TO HEAR FROM FORMER CLINTON
POLITICAL STRATEGIST DICK MORRIS SOMETIME TODAY.
(COWAN STANDUP CLOSE: IN THE MEANTIME, THE PRESIDENT SPENT THE MORNING
MENDING FENCES IN HOPES OF LEAVING ON A HIGHER NOTE BEFORE HEADING OFF
TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD FOR A VACATION THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DELAYED BY THE
PROCEEDINGS. LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON)))
[OUT Q=back to you in the studio.]
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Most polls show people have a less favorable opinion of the President following yesterday's events.
But most overnight polls show only a minority believes he should be impeached.
If impeachment proceedings were to go forward, they would start in the House Judiciary Committee.
Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte is on that committee...
and he is with Scott Goldberg at a business luncheon in Roanoke.
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[TAPE#net-T; from tape 98-50]
A Charlottesville newspaper says D-N-A tests confirm that 3-year-old Rebecca Chittum is the biological child of Paula Johnson.
Chittum was reportedly switched at birth with the child Johnson has been raising -- Callie.
Johnson's attorney says the Greene County mother WILL hold the University of Virginia Medical Center financially responsible for the switch.
Meantime another mother is coming forward to say she and her newborn were discharged from the hospital in March WITHOUT their I-D bracelets.
Tina Rutherford says news of the 1995 baby switch had her questioning whether Chistopher was her son.
[IN Q=I mean]
((TINA RUTHERFORD/MOTHER: I MEAN, I'VE SAT UP AND CRIED.. ..TOO CLOSE TOGETHER. ))
[OUT Q=too close together.]
U-V-A is waiting for the results of a police investigation before making any policy changes.
Virginia's so-called partial birth abortion bill goes on trial today.
Attorneys for abortion providers have challenged the law's constitutionality, saying it's too vague.
Meantime a victory in federal appeals court for an anti-abortion group that handed out brochures WITHOUT registering as a political committee.
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.
Authorities in Henry County are investigating a shooting in the Sandy Level community last night.
25-year-old Chadley Custer of Martinsville was found with two gunshot wounds to the chest.
Custer is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem North Carolina.
No word on what the motive for the shooting might be.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright paid tribute today to those killed in the U-S embassy bombings in east Africa.
[SUPER=03-Dar es Salaam, Tanzania;]
In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, she laid a wreath in an embassy doorway near the crater left by the blast and promised the U-S would track down those responsible.
[IN Q=Between us]
ALBRIGHT:BETWEEN THE US AND ALL
AFRICA - TOGETHER WE PROMISE TO BRING TO JUSTICE THE MURDERERS OF OUR
[SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/U.S. Secretary of State;]
[OUT Q=of our friends.]
The August 7th car bombings killed 257 in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi and injured thousands.
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Roanoke's City Council has made a final offer to Habitat for Humanity to buy a piece of land that sparked controversy among nearby residents.
The city is offering just under 353-thousand dollars for the six and a half acres of land near the Westview Neighborhood in Roanoke.
Habitat for Humanity HAD planned to build several houses on the property, but residents in the area said THAT would bring down their own property values.
City council made last night's offer following an executive session.
Council members say the amount is based on an independent appraisal.
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[GRAPHIC=Roanoke COunty Schools]
Roanoke County Schools are trying to put recent controversies behind them as they prepare for the start of the classes next week.
This morning, County teachers gathered at the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium for an opening convocation.
And members of the School Board voted on a Public School Authority Loan that will finance the renovations at Clearbrook and Burlington Schools, and construction of Bonsac Elementary.
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[IN Q=At least]
((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: AT LEAST WE'VE GOT THREE PROJECTS, AND OF COURSE AS YOU'VE HEARD, WE HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ALL OF THE OTHERS ON BOARD SHORTLY.))
[SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. School Superintendent]
[OUT Q=on board shortly.]
Last week, the school board affirmed plans to renovate Cave Spring High, and build a new school on the Woods End property.
The future of those projects now rests with the Board of Supervisors.
Radford police were just looking for a flasher when they caught an abduction and sexual assault suspect yesterday.
Police say Ulysses Wayne Bell of Pulaski abducted, cut, and sexually assaulted a woman in Bissett Park.
Authorities caught Bell while staking out the park in search of a reported flasher.
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The Virginia Military Institute is welcoming its second class of women.
Freshmen and some upperclassmen arrived on campus for the fall semester yesterday.
But VMI's superintendent says the school won't fully comprehend the impact of co-education on the Institute until each class, from freshman to senior, has female cadets.
[IN Q=This year we]
((THIS YEAR WE WILL HAVE 60 YOUNG WOMEN IN BARRACKS. TWO YEARS FROM NOW WE WILL HAVE 130 OR 140. WE WILL BECOME MUCH MORE FULLY COEDUCATIONAL. AND IF THAT HAPPENS, THERE IS ANOTHER VARIETY OF, I DON'T WANT TO USE WORDS LIKE CHALLENGES OR PROBLEMS, BUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR MISCHIEF OR DIFFICULTY. HA HA.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent]
[OUT Q=or difficulty (ha ha).]
Meantime members of the school's FIRST co-ed class are looking forward to initiating the freshmen, known as "RATS".
[IN Q=We're by no]
((WE'RE BY NO MEANS GOING TO BE.. WE'LL BE FRIENDLY TO A POINT, BUT WE'RE THERE TO MAKE SURE... CORRECT THEM.. AND MAKE SURE THAT MALES AND FEMALES ALIKE, HAVE A RAT LINE AND THAT THEY GET THE SAME TREATMENT THAT WE RECEIVED LAST YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Sullivan/Sophomore Cadet]
[OUT Q=received last year]
The class of 2002 is one of the largest ever.
As one school administrator put it: the barracks is a "full house," with 13-hundred-99 students enrolled.
A Roanoke main-stay will no longer be around come fall.
All Star Lanes, a 40-year old landmark on Melrose Avenue that is rich with bowling tradition, has been closed.
Management says the establishment had been losing money for the past three years and is now in debt.
[IN Q=BASED ON THAT]
((KEVIN MORRIS/AMF CLUSTER MANAGER; BASED ON THAT AND THE REVENUES DROPPING AND SOME SITUATIONS INTERNALLY. MACHINES WERE IN BAD SHAPE AND BASED ON THOSE NUMBERS AND THE NUMBERS THAT WE HAD, THEY DECIDED TO CLOSE IT ON THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Kevin Morris/AMF Cluster Manager;]
[OUT Q=CLOSE it on that.]
Although some bowlers expected the announcement, it still caught them off guard.
[IN Q=I THINK IT]
((TYRONE SMITH/BOWLER; I THINK IT WAS SAD. IT SURPRISED A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE. THEY WERE JUST CALLING US TO JOIN OR TO START UP A NEW LEAGUE AND THEN THEY CALLED US AGAIN AND TOLD US THEY WERE SHUTTING DOWN THE BOWLING ALLEY...KIND OF WILD.))
[OUT Q=kind of wild.]
Several of the Roanoke Valley's perfect games were bowled at the All Star.
Now the building will be leased for some other business.
It's lights, camera, action in Virginia's Executive Mansion.
Governor Jim Gilmore and First Lady Roxane Gilmore are opening up their home so crews can film a scene for a Tom Clancy movie.
The Governor and Mrs. Gilmore will play dinner guests at their own house in a scene for the ABC miniseries "Net Force," that was shot last night.
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),
Kris Kristofferson, and Brian Dennehey.[Express]
The Roanoke Express has agreed to a five- year contract extension with the Roanoke Civic Center.
Express officials announced the deal at a news conference yesterday morning.
[IN Q=It tell the players]
((TONY MANCUSO/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER: IT TELLS THE PLAYERS YOU'RE COMMITTED TO THE COMMUNITY, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT TELLS EVERYBODY INVOLVED WITH THE TEAM- THE SPONSORS, THE SEASON TICKET HOLDERS, THE BOOSTER CLUB, THE CITY ITSELF THAT, HEY, WE ARE COMMITTED, WE'RE GONNA BE HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Mancuso/Express General Manager;]
[OUT Q=gonna be here.]
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.
In player news, 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 Kris Cantu.
[IN Q=We're right there]
((TONY MANCUSO/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER: WE'RE RIGHT THERE WHERE WE NEED TO PAY HIM AS FAR AS MONEYWISE GOES. NOW IT'S UP TO THE YOUNG MAN TO DECIDE TO COME BACK TO ROANOKE.))
[OUT Q=back to Roanoke.]
13 hundred season tickets have already been sold, up from 738 at this time last year.
In racing news, the Winston Machine will cruise into Bristol this weekend with a new driver.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last April; :00]
Ted Musgrave will take over the car this weekend for the Goody's headache powder 500 while Jimmy Spencer continues to recover from the concussion he suffered during the Brickyard 400 on August first.
Sunday marked career win number 37 for racing star Jeff Gordon.
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 dollars.
It's mind boggling, but something we were warned about by Darrell Waltrip back in 1995.
[SUPER=10-Darrell Waltrip/84 Career Wins/May 1995; :00]
[OUT Q=...TRY TO DO."]
Before we leave this afternoon , a fisherman is missing and presumed drowned in Philpott Lake after a boating accident.
Game wardens says 49-year-old John Harris of Bassett fell into the water late last night after his boat hit a barge.
Harris was fishing with a companion when the accident happened. Their boat hit an Army Corps of Engineers barge that is supposed to be anchored to the shoreline.
Authorities say vandals apparently set the barge afloat.