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Monica Lewinsky is back before Ken Starr's grand jury today.
The woman at the center of the national controversy was recalled following the President's testimony Monday.
It appears to some as though Starr is looking to test the President's version of events.
Meantime, prosecutors now have a sample of President Clinton's D-N-A.
Investigators will compare the sample with a dress of Lewinsky's that may contain physical evidence of a sexual relationship.
Jonathan Freed has an update from Washington.
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[super=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=04-Monday Night; :]
LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, D.C.
SOUND-UP: LEWINSKY ENTERING COURTHOUSE.
No one knows for sure what questions face Monica Lewinsky at the federal
But the political timing of her second appearance before Kenneth Starr's
grand jury suggests a point/counter-point follow up to the President's
testimony on Monday.
SUPER: MONDAY NIGHT.
BITE (CLINTON): AT NO TIME DID I ASK ANYONE TO LIE, TO HIDE OR DESTROY
EVIDENCE, OR TO TAKE ANY UNLAWFUL ACTION.
With Clinton having admitted to an inappropriate relationship, Starr is
thought to be focusing more on the allegations of obstruction of
justice...allegations that Mr. Clinton encouraged Lewinsky to get rid of
gifts he had given her...gifts which were under subpoena in the Paula
(SUPER: ARTWORK BY WILLIAM HENNESSY)
Lewinsky's second courthouse appearance also coincides with reports that
the independent counsel's office now has a sample of the President's
D-N-A. Such a sample would be needed to complete the analysis of the
alleged stain on a dress Lewinsky turned over to Starr.
The President continued to vacation in Martha's Vineyard. No comment
yet from the so-called summer White House.
STAND-UP (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): LEWINSKY IS SAID TO BE BOTHERED BY
THE WAY THE PRESIDENT CHARACTERIZED THEIR RELATIONSHIP...AND BY THE FACT
THAT HE DID NOT SEEM TO ACKNOWLDEGE THE PAIN THAT HAS BEEN CAUSED IN HER
[OUT Q=BACK TO YOU]
The Vice President may be facing troubles of his own.
[Wed newspath 4:08:41 ]
New information reportedly contradicts Al Gore's account of his campaign fund-raising phone calls.
The New York Times says handwritten notes on a White House memo
seem to show he knew he was raising so-called hard money -- money
that benefitted the Clinton-Gore 1996 campaign.
Attorney General Janet Reno said today she is ready to brief Senators on the campaign finance investigation, but isn't ready to announce whether she'll call for an independent counsel.
[IN Q=If people]
JANET RENO:"IF PEOPLE WANT TO CALL ME NAMES, CALL ME CHICKEN, CALL ME
WIMPY THEY CAN DO THAT, BUT I'M TRYING TO MAKE THE BEST DECISION I CAN
AND I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO TRY TO DO THAT. ))
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U.S. Attorney General;]
[OUT Q=to try and do that.]
Reno has already ruled that using government resources to solicit hard money could be illegal.
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Death Penalty]
Governor Gilmore must decide whether a Halifax County death row inmate lives, or dies tonight.
[ss=US Supreme Court]
The U-S Supreme Court yesterday turned down a final appeal from Lance Antonio Chandler.
The 25-year-old was once a high school track star.
He shot and killed convenience store clerk Billy Dix in 1993.
Chandler was robbing Mother Hubbard's store in Love Shop near South Boston.
Trial testimony indicated he was surprised Dix would NOT just hand over money that was not his own.
Tonight's scheduled execution would mark the first time a Halifax County criminal has been sent to Virginia's death chamber in over 30 years.
2 men convicted of NEARLY killing a convenience store clerk in a botched robbery last year received lengthy prison sentences.
Prosecutors say 19-year old Derek DeWayne Smith was the triggerman in the August 11th robbery at Foster Fuels in Campbell County.
Smith shot store clerk Matthew Longerbeam in the head before fleeing the store without getting any money.
Doctors say it's a miracle Longerbeam survived the attack.
Smith was sentenced to 70 years in the prison.. his accomplice Rodney Keith Holland was given a 49-year term.
The 10-year-old boy who was charged with starting a fire at Salem's Willow River Apartment complex is no longer in protective custody.
According to Salem Commonwealth's Attorney Fred King, the boy is now living with his grandmother in Tazewell.
King said the boy must be kept under constant adult supervision.
The 10-year-old's arson trial is set for September 21st.
[TAPE#=98-36 TC ;from 98-36 TC 40:30]
A deadly apartment fire in Southwest Roanoke 3 months ago may have been set by more than one person.
A defense attorney says city police have two suspects under serious consideration for a possible capital murder prosecution.
The Church Avenue blaze killed six people.
Police say the fire was set in retaliation for the shooting death of Kevin Lee Jones just hours before the fire.
Willie Caldwell was charged with Jones's murder.
Paula Johnson's appearance on national television Monday morning did NOT sit well with some of the family members involved in the U-V-A baby-switch case.
W-T Robey, the lawyer representing Rebecca Chittum's maternal grandparents says the Rogers' family didn't know Johnson was going to show a video of the girls' first meeting.
Robey says Johnson's media appearances will help his case if it comes down to a custody battle.
A spokesman for Paula Johnson's lawyer says the families have smoothed things over since then.
So far all sides say they're working together in determining what's best for the children.
The New Jersey woman accused of killing her newborn son after giving birth at her high school prom pleaded guilty to manslaughter today.
In a statement to the judge before he accepted the plea, twenty-year old Melissa Drexler admitted giving birth in the bathroom, then wrapping the newborn in a series of garbage bags and putting him in a trash can -- knowing that it would likely result in his death.
Drexler will be sentenced in October.
She faces up to 15 years but would be eligible for parole in 3 or four.
American balloonist Steve Fossett is back on land today.
He returned to solid ground in Australia, four days after his latest quest to circle the globe ended in a crash into the shark-infested Coral Sea.
[IN Q=I think]
FOSSETT; I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO ENDEAVOUR TO
ACHIEVE THINGS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.. THINK WHAT WOULDN'T
HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED IN OUR CIVILIZATION. ))
[OUT Q=achieved in our civilization.]
Despite failing to make it all the way around the world, Fossett
did set several records on his journey, including becoming the first person to cross the South Atlantic and Indian oceans by balloon.
A new year, a new rat-line at VMI.
Hundreds of freshmen cadets yesterday underwent the rigors of the tradition meant to instill endurance and discipline into cadets.
Keith Humphry caught a first-hand look as the 6-month-long initiation got underway.
[SUPER=01-Melissa Williams/Sophomore Cadet;:23]
[SUPER=01-Brad Wineman/Regimental Executive Officer;:37]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Sullivan/Sophomore Cadet;:57 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Ebony McElroy/Sophomore Cadet; 1:07 QUICK]
[OUT Q=News 7, Lexington.]
((It looked an awful lot like last year- -when women joined the ranks of rats for the first time.
One obvious difference: women in uniform who'd gone before gathered to watch.
None of them made it into the cadre, the elite corps of upperclassmen who administer the training.
Melissa Williams recalls her own experience- -but it's all a blur now... she was so exhausted by the time it all began.
[IN Q=Your don't sleep]
[OUT Q=overrides it.]
It's more than a test of physical endurance- -designed by men who can all say THEY survived it.
[IN Q=The training they]
Some of the women from the first co-ed class are eager to join in make demands of the new rats.
[IN Q=It is something]
[OUT Q=it last year.]
A few of the women we spoke with would just as soon take any errant freshman aside and quietly offer advice.
[IN Q=I'm gonna help]
[OUT Q=yell at them]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Lexington]))
A new look and a new life for an historic building in Clifton Forge.
The Alleghany Highlands Housing Alliance is contributing over 2-Million-dollars to the cause, and the city has pitched in to the tune of 100 thousand dollars.
Stacey Martin reports.
[IN Q=Molding, drilling or painting]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Conner/Future Resident;:12]
[no super lady at :28]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Loope/Housing Alliance Executive Dir.;1:00]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Clifton Forge.]
((Welding pipes or painting the walls was the last thing this building needed 3 1/2 years ago.
Back then, it needed a stroke of luck, because it was about to be demolished.
[SOT 10.53.05 - 10.53.15]
[IN Q=It seems like]
((TAMMY CONNER/FUTURE RESIDENT: IT SEEMS LIKE THERE HASN'T REALLY BEEN ANYTHING IN DOWNTOWN FOR A LONG TIME. IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS JUST KIND OF GOING AWAY.))
[OUT Q=kind of going away.]
Now, the 93 year old building is getting new leases on life--22 to be exact--from a couple of downstairs businesses and 20 apartments upstairs.
[SOT 11.02.49 - 11.02.59]
[IN Q=I couldn't afford]
((TAMMY CONNER/FUTURE RESIDENT: I COULDN'T AFFORD ANOTHER APARTMENT ANYWHERE ELSE BECAUSE THE RENT WOULD BE SO HIGH AND THE UTILITIES. SO, THIS FITS THE BUDGET.))
[OUT Q=fits the budget.]
The Housing Alliance is charging 235 to 335 dollars for efficiencies and one bedroom apartments with an overview of downtown.
The rooms are all handicapped--accessible and come with special features for the elderly and those with medical problems.
[SOT 11.35.01 - 11.35.14]
[IN Q=Each unit has]
((DEBBIE LOOP/ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS HOUSING ALLIANCE: EACH UNIT HAS TWO PULL CHAINS THAT WILL GO STRAIGHT TO OUR MANAGEMENT OFFICE. THEY'LL ALERT US THAT THERE IS AN EMERGENCY THERE. IT WILL NOTIFY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE LIFE SAVING CREW THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM ON SITE.))
[OUT Q=problem on site.]
[SOT 12.05.25 - 12.05.39]
[IN Q=About a dozen tenants]
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:ABOUT A DOZEN TENANTS WILL BE WALKING THROUGH THESE DOORS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO WEEKS. THE HOUSING ALLIANCE EXPECTS TO HAVE FULL OCCUPANCY BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, REPORTING.))
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Reporting.]))
[TAPE#=98-53; TC 42:05]
An accident this morning on Route 220 in Roanoke County has sent four people to the hospital.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Morning]
It happened about an hour ago, at the intersection of Route 220 and Back Creek Road in the Clearbrook area.
Authorities say a car pulling out from a side road was hit broadside by a sport utility vehicle. The car ended up on its top.
The accident has traffic blocked in the northbound lanes.
[TAPE#=98-54 TC 1:07:38]
Is a coffee battle brewing on Roanoke's City Market?
Mill Mountain Coffee and Saltori's are right across the street from one another -- but the restaurants' customers give each a richly different taste.
Tina Tenret takes us inside.
[IN Q=Mill Mountain]
[SUPER=01-Michael Cannon/Customer; :18]
[SUPER=01-Bob Zelko/Customer; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Niles Davis/Saltori's; 1:09]
[OUT Q=n7 ROanoke]
(( Mill Mountain may be the old standby for coffee in downtown Roanoke.
But the flavor inside is far from stale.
Families and teenagers share the new wrought iron chairs.
And a colorful blend spills out to the sidewalk, where some create their own comic strip.
[IN Q=You can]
((MICHAEL CANNON/CUSTOMER: YOU CAN GO IN THERE ... HOW MUCH MONEY YOU MAKE.))
[OUT Q=you make]
Regulars say they feel more welcome at Mill Mountain than at the new coffee shop across the street -- Saltori's.
[IN Q=It's not our scene]
(("RED": IT'S NOT OUR SCENE .. BETTER I THINK.))
[OUT Q=better I think]
The atmosphere at Saltori's DOES sing a different tune.
Jazz competes with coffee grinders.
Customers sip espresso on couches -- or enjoy a cigar in the lounge upstairs.
Here, a tax consultant quotes Chaucer and writes poetry.
He's a convert from the shop across the street.
[IN Q=The clientele]
((THE CLIENTELE... IT'S SAFE IN HERE.))
[OUT Q=safe in here]
[IN Q=We may get]
((WE MAY GET ... IN HERE.))
[OUT Q=IN HERE]
[IN Q=What's not brewing]
((WHAT'S NOT BREWING ... TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE.))