[TAPE#NET-A; from 98-46 TC59:22]
A Covington judge will hear arguments at 1:45 today concerning the possible extradition of a retired insurance agent.
Carroll Eugene Humphries faces conspiracy-to-commit murder charges
in connection with a West Virginia bombing 22 years ago.
[SUPER=03-Rupert, WV; :00]
Residents of Rupert, West Virginia still remember the blast that killed Billy Ray Abshire...
A package bomb sitting on his car exploded, near the Rupert Oil Company.
Four months later, Humphries married his widow, Kitty.
Police now say the couple hired two men to place that bomb... All four are charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
Humphries lived on a farm outside the city limits, he and Kitty divorced several years ago.
She has waived extradition, she is already in a West Virginia jail, held without bond.
The mother of a baby whose remains were almost sent home with the wrong parents in March has hired the attorney representing Paula Johnson.
Johnson's daughter was switched with the infant of a Buena Vista couple 3 years ago.
Both mix-ups occurred at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Meantime state Attorney General Mark Earley is responding to accusations that he has a conflict of interest regarding the investigation into the original baby-switch.
An attorney for one of the families involved leveled the charge at Earley, who said last month that U-V-a had taken appropriate precautions to prevent such mistakes.
At the Labor Day parade in Buena Vista yesterday, the Attorney General defended his position and said he does not see any conflict of interest.
[IN Q=There are a]
((THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT CASES THAT COME UP ON AN ATTORNEY GENERAL'S WATCH THAT INVOLVE A STATE AGENCY. AND THE MERE FACT THAT IT HAS A HIGH PROFILE, HAS SOME CONTROVERSY, CERTAINLY DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL STEPS ASIDE.))
[OUT Q=steps aside.]
Earley points out no one has filed a lawsuit over the baby switch... yet.
And he said his heart goes out to the families involved.
The baby switch case has blazed a trail of twists and turns since it broke this summer.
If you find it all confusing, Eric Earnhart takes a look back at how it all began... and the developments that have occurred since.
[IN Q=It began]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July 4; :27]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/August 4; 1:04 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Paula Johnson/Mother; 1:10]
[SUPER=03-Stanardsville/August 17; 1:40]
[SUPER=01-Tina Rutherford/Mother; 1:48]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 6; 1:55]
[SUPER=01-David Huffman/Father; 2:02]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Rogers/Grandfather; 2:11]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]
((It began with the birth of two little girls at the University Of Virginia Medical Center in 1995.
Kevin Chittum and Whitney Rogers named their child Rebecca... Paula Johnson and Carlton Conley named their's Callie...
Somehow, perhaps during their first night in the nursery, the babies were switched.
Life went on for both families until on January 3rd of this year, Paula Johnson learned Callie was not her biological daughter.
((TRUCK DRIVER; IT WAS JUST RAINING PRETTY HARD AND THE CAR HYDROPLANED ACROSS THE MEDIAN INTO THE ONCOMING TRACTOR TRAILER))
The very next day, still unaware of the switch... Kevin, Whitney, and 5 other people were killed in one of Virginia's worst traffic accidents.
Rebecca was now an orphan, but not alone... custody was shared by her grandparents... Larry and Rosa Chittum... Tommy Rogers and his ex-wife Linda.
As they tried to deal with the loss they'd suffered, a the next bombshell hit.. A USA today reporter discovered the connection between Callie and Rebecca.
The media descended on Buena Vista... Paula Johnson held a press conference...
[IN Q=that's the only]
((PAULA JOHNSON/MOTHER; THAT'S THE ONLY THING I COULD THINK, THAT THE GOOD LORD KNEW SOMETHING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN ADN THAT REBECCA WOULD NEED A MOTHER AND CALLIE WOULD NEED A MOTHER.))
[OUT Q=need a mother]
When talk turned to custody, the lawyers entered the picture.
Cynthia Johnson, representing Paula and Carlton... W.T. Robey, representing the Rogers and William Irvine representing the Chittums.
All agreed the children should stay where they are.
((W.T. ROBEY/ROGERS' ATTORNEY; THERE IS NO INTEREST ON THE PART OF THE ROGERS TO SWITCH THE BABIES.
MICHAEL IRVINE/CHITTUM'S ATTORNEY; CERTAINLY NO SWITCHING WILL TAKE PLACE
As they dealt with the situation, there was more bad news for the UVA Medical Center...
Tina Rutherford reports a nurse let her take her child home, even after the identification bands on her wrist and ankle fell off and dissappeared.
((TINA RUTHERFORD/MOTHER; WHO KNOWS WHAT'S HAPPENED SINCE THEN, OR WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE IF THEIR BANDING POLICIES DO NOT CHANGE.))
And this past weekend, a Roanoke couple revealed that, after their child child died at the hospital... the hospital gave them the wrong body.
((DAVID HUFFMAN/BABY'S FATHER; HE JUST LOOKED AT ME PLAIN AS DAY AND SAYS, JUST POINTS DOWN TO THE COFFIN AND SAYS THAT'S NOT YOUR BABY.))
All the families involved are turning to the hospital with one question in common...
[IN Q=I need to ]
((TOMMY ROGERS/GRANDFATHER; I NEED TO KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED, I NEED SOME ANSWERS FROM THE HOSPITAL AS OF NOW,))
[OUT Q=as of now]
Two state investigations are currently looking into the case of Callie and Rebecca... and unless there is some kind of settlement, lawsuits seem almost inevitable...
Eric Earnhart, News 7. ))
[TAPE#net- ;from 98-61 TC27:45]
With the November elections just around the corner a Labor day parade and celebration in Buena Vista was the perfect place to stump for votes.
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00]
To the sound of marching bands, Republican incumbent Bob Goodlatte and his Democratic challenger, Roanoke Mayor David Bowers greeted parade watchers.
Some approached the festivities with an open mind; others already have their minds made up about the sixth district Congressional race.
[In-Q=Who do you]
[Out-Q=support Bob Goodlatte.]
((WHO DO YOU LIKE FOR CONGRESS?
RIGHT AT THIS TIME I'M KIND OF UNDECIDED.))
((IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE CLOSE. DO YOU THINK BOWERS HAS A CHANCE? HE'S GOT A OUTSIDE CHANCE. THAT'S ABOUT ALL, I'D SAY.))
((HE'S A FINE MAN, BUT I'M GOING TO SUPPORT BOB GOODLATTE.))
Bowers and Goodlatte will face off in a debate at Turner- Ashby High School in October.
Right now there are no plans for a televised debate.
President Clinton is plugging school construction today and promising that he WON'T be distracted by the buzz in Washington concerning Ken Starr's report to Congress.
The White House has requested Starr give them an advance copy of the Monica Lewinsky report so they can prepare a point-by-point response.
No word yet whether Starr will go along with that request.
[FROM TAPE 98-61]
The report should go to Congress in the coming weeks.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte offered up his take on the investigation and possible impeachment proceedings yesterday during his Buena Vista campaign stop.
[SOT FIELD TAPE 18:08:00-Buena Vista]
[IN Q=THIS IS A SERIOUS]
((THIS IS A SERIOUS MATTER. THE CONSEQUENCES, NO MATTER THE OUTCOME, FOR THE COUNTRY ARE VERY VERY SERIOUS. IT'S NOT A HAPPY SITUATION FOR ANYBODY INVOLVED.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) Virginia]
[OUT Q=for anybody involved.]
Later this week, both Democratic and Republican leaders will meet to work out the procedural steps to follow that would begin the impeachment process.
It appears the extra day off has revived Wall Street.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
[10 am newspath]
Stocks have moved sharply higher today.
In the first hour of trading the Dow gained more than 300 points.
Investors will now be watching to see whether today's gains can last through the closing bell.
Earlier, stocks closed higher in Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Analysts say you can thank Fed chief Alan Greenspan for talking about lowering interest rates.
[TAPE#=net-L; from 5NA@5:00:20]
Mark McGwire is only one swing away from becoming major league baseball's single-season home run king.
The St. Louis cardinals slugger tied Roger Maris's mark of 61 yesterday in a game against the cubs... and rival Sammy Sosa.
The two teams and players square off again tonight.
Manuel Gallegus has reaction.
[IN Q=In a field]
[SUPER=01-Mark McGwire/St. Louis Cardinals; :51]
[SUPER=01-Sammy Sosa/Chicago Cubs; 1:14]
[super=01-Mark Gallegus/Reporting; 1:36]
[OUT Q=MG, CBS News, St. Louis.]
((IN A FIELD OF CARDINAL RED AND CUBS BLUE, BEFORE 48-THOUSAND CHEERING
FANS AT BUSCH STADIUM, FIRST BASEMAN MARK MCGWIRE STEPPED UP TO THE
PLATE AND BLASTED INTO BASEBALL HISTORY.
THE APPLAUSE WAS ELECTRIFYING. DURING A STANDING OVATION THAT LASTED
SEVERAL MINUTES, MCGWIRE ROUNDED THE BASES WITH ARMS HELD HIGH. HIS
TEN-YEAR-OLD SON MATTHEW WAS AT HOME PLATE WAITING FOR HIM.
THE OTHER PLAYERS FELT IT TOO. THEY RECOGNIZE THAT MCGWIRE HAS ALMOST
SINGLEHANDEDLY GOT AMERICA FEELING GOOD ABOUT BASEBALL AGAIN.
AFETR THE GAME, BIG MAC WAS A LITTLE CHOKED UP.
MCGWIRE: "What I have done is fabulousone swing away, all I keep thinking is wow
what a great present for my father."
COINCIDENTALLY IT WAS HIS FATHER'S 61ST BIRTHDAY.
AND WATCHING IT ALL, CUB OUTFIELDER SAMMY SOSA.
WITH 58 HOME RUNS, HE'S THE CLOSEST ONE TO UNDERSTANDING WHAT MGWIRE IS
Sammy Sosa/Chicago Cubs: "Everybody was waiting for that moment, and finally that moment came
thru. And HEY I feel great for Mark, and I wish him good luck and keep
doing it and keep it going."
WITH THAT SINGLE SOLID SWING, MCGWIRE FORGED HIS PLACE IN HISTORY WITH
YANKEE OUTFIELDER ROGER MARIS.
MARIS HIT HIS 61ST HOMER 37 YEARS AGO.
IN THE STANDS, MARIS'S SONS COULDN'T HELP BUT FEEL GOOD FOR MCGWIRE.
LATE IN THE DAY MCGWIRE TALKED ABOUT HOW THE HIT DIDN'T MEAN SO MUCH TO
HIM BUT HIS FATHER...
Manuel Gallegus/CBS News))
Baseball fans aren't the only ones watching McGwire as he goes for number 62.
The I-R-S says the fan who snags the home run ball and returns it to McGwire may be subject to a federal gift tax if the ball is found to be worth more than 625-thousand dollars.
[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
Still to come, a construction committee gives new hope for Roanoke COunty school plans.
And two teenagers are believed to have killed 5 people last night in an upscale Colorado neighborhood.
Details straight ahead.
[music up full]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation]
Bad weather is preventing divers today from searching for the second black box from Swiss- air Flight 1-11.
Signals from the device were detected yesterday.
[IN Q=The cockpit]
VIC GERDEN/CANADIAN TRANSPORATATION SAFETY BOARD:THE COCKPIT VOICE RECORED HAS NOT BEEN RECOVRED...NEAR WHERE FLIGHT DATA RECORDER WAS FOUND.
[SUPER=01-Vic Gerden/Canadian Trans. Safety Board;]
[OUT Q=recorder was found.]
Meanwhile, the already-recovered flight-data recorder contains
no information about the final six minutes of the flight.
The chief investigator in the crash says the recorder from the M-D-Eleven stopped gathering data after the plane dropped below ten-thousand feet.
In Colorado, one teenage murder suspect is dead and another in police custody following a shooting rampage in a Denver suburb.
Five people were found dead in two different homes in an upscale neighborhood.
An 18 year old suspect was found dead in a nearby field.
The other 17 year old suspect surrendered to police this morning without a fight.
Police say the suspects apparently knew the victims but no motive has been determined.
You could call it the house that healed.
That's because this tiny one room cottage in Hillsville is built out of concrete and ALL sorts of medicine bottles.
It was built back in the 1930's by pharmacist Dr. John Hope.
It was a playhouse for his daugther.
Legend has it he collected the various bottles for two years before he had enough to begin the project.
[IN Q=It's gorgeous]
JOYCE BOLT:IT'S GORGEOUS WHEN THE AFTERNOON SUN HITS THE BOTTLES, ESPECIALLY, THE BLUE AND THE GREENS AND THE COLORS, THEY'RE JUST ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING ))
[SUPER=03-Joyce Bolt/Caroll Co. Historical Society;]
The house gained a new owner in the 1960's-- who continues to welcome visitors.
[TAPE#=SP-19 tc 1:07:20]
[GRAPHIC=McGwire Home Run Race]
If you haven't heard yet, Mark McGwire has taken his place beside the great Roger Maris.
McGwire didn't keep the fans waiting- stepping up to the plate in the first inning of the Cubs/ Cardinals game and smacking his 61st home run of the season. This ties Roger Maris' season home run record.
McGwire grabbed his son in celebration and salutes everyone--the Maris family who attended today's game, Sammy Sosa and Roger Maris- watching from above.
[SUPER=01-Mark McGwire/Tied Roger Maris Record;]
[OUT Q=head on it well]
The game ended with Sosa striking out.
McGwire's shot lifted the Cards over the Cubs 3 to 2.
[TAPE#=SP-17 tc 1:05:37]
Superbowl M-V-P Terrell Davis and veteran quarterback John Elway led the Denver Broncos over the New England Patriots last night 27- 21.
The Broncos jumped out to a 17 to nothing lead.
Elway and crew on the New England 13 finds a wide open Shannon Sharpe for the score.
Denver again on the move on first and goal on the nine.
Terrell Davis finds the corner of the zone.
The officials call it a score the Patriots call it questionable.
But New England didn't go quietly. Drew Bledsoe connects with a wide open Jefferson.
Jefferson's attempt at the end zone comes up just short and so does the Patriot's effort.
Denver wins it 27 to 21.
[TAPE#=SP-14 tc 1:21:59]
Come Monday night, the Washington Redskins will have a new starting quarterback.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Fox-NFL;]
Coach Norv Turner says Trent Green will get the call over Gus Frerotte (Fuh-ROTTE) for game two.
Frerotte left Sunday's game with the New York Giants in the third quarter with a shoulder injury.
Green threw for 208 yards and two T-Ds in the Skins 31-24 loss.
Cincinnati placed running back Ki-Jana Carter on injured reserve.
He's out for the season with a fractured wrist.
ekend. Baltimore's QB Jim Harbaugh (Har-BAW) has ligament damage to a finger on his throwing hand. He could play this we