Coming up on News 7-
Ken Starr's report arrives at the Capitol-
A live report from washington is straight ahead.
A 16 year old girl is the latest arrested in connection with the murder of a Liberty High student.
And we'll hear from the guy who caught McGwire's 62nd homerun.
News 7 is next.
Good Evening. I'm JJ.
Ken Starr's long awaited report on the President- made it to the Capitol today.
36 boxes in all are under armed guard- until Congress figures out what to do with the report.
Jonathan Freed is in Washington with the latest.
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((In the back of this van rode the future of the Clinton Presidency. More than three dozen boxes of independent counsel Ken Starr's findings
in the Monica Lewinsky affair. It was a history making day in Washington.
CHARLES BAKALY, STARR SPOKESPERSON
WE HAVE FOUND SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE OF IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES.
Starr's report arrived with little fanfare, and will be stored under heavy security until Congress can decide what to do with it.
Meanwhile president clinton was in florida speaking Wednesday night in
Earlier in the day, he made yet another apology in an effort to stem a rising tide of dissent including from within his own party.
CLINTON: I LET MY FAMILY DOWN, I LET MY COUNTRY DOWN.
Sources tell CBS News the Starr report runs about 500 pages and details what he believes are impeachable offenses.
The allegations include: perjury...claiming Mr Clinton lied under oath when he denied the
affair with Lewinsky in the Pula Jnes sexual harassment suit.
- obstruction of justice... alleging Mr Clinton encouraged lewinsky to get rid of evidence that was subpoenaed in that lawsuit.
-and abuse of the office of the presidency... a charge that suggests Mr. Clinton misused the white house and taxpayer money for seven months while he defended a story he knew was false.
Meanwhile the White House is expected to mount a vigorous counter attack, with Mister Clinton's attorney laying down a blanket defense.
DAVID KENDALL, CLINTON ATTORNEY
THERE IS NO BASIS FOR IMPEACHMENT.))
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Bedford authorities have made another arrest in connection with the murder of a Liberty High School student over the weekend.
A 16-year old girl is accused of stealing Jamelle Poindexter's car.. and her boyfriend, 16-year old Randy Ross is charged with his murder.
Steve Smallshaw tells us a motel key found in Ross's pocket helped police uncover crucial evidence.
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(( The key was for room 136 at the Rodeway Inn on Route 460 in Roanoke.
Inside police found what they believe is the murder weapon- a .38 caliber semi- automatic pistol.. along with gold jewelry, two syringes and a plastic bag containing what may be marijuana.
Authorities say Poindexter was robbed of his watch, necklace and 1991 Hyundai after being shot to death and dumped in a remote area of Bedford County.
Randy Ross now faces a capital murder charge.. and his 16- year- old girlfriend is charged with helping steal Poindexter's car.
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((LT. RICKY GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT WAS A SITUATION.. .. WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.))
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Flowers were laid at Liberty's flagpole while counselors met with more than 200 students inside.
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((REBECCA LOWRY/SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST: WITH THIS EVENT.. .. EVENT SUCH AS THIS.))
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[IN Q=Jamelle Poindexter]
((Jamelle Poindexter was a linebacker for the Liberty football team.. their game with Northside has been postponed until Saturday night. Poindexter's friends and teammates will honor him with a moment of silence before halftime. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))
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The Habitat for Humanity board of directors is very close to sealing a deal with the city of Roanoke.
The board met tonight to consider the city's offer to buy a controversial piece of land in West View Terrace.
That's the Northwest neighborhood where Habitat wanted to build 32-houses.
An official announcement is expected sometime this week.
Habitat has said it would be content with a deal that reimbursed the organization for money it already spent in West View Terrace...
The deal also would have to give Habitat an alternative piece -- or pieces -- of land where it could build the 32-houses.
Roanoke County residents say they're determined to fight construction of a home improvement super store, despite yesterday's vote by the board of supervisors that may clear the way for the project.
Residents near the proposed Home Depot site thought the issue was dead.
And after the supervisors reconsidered the zoning issue, their surprise quickly turned to anger.
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((DONNA MAYS/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: I THINK IT WAS DONE VERY DECEITFULLY AND UNDERHANDEDLY AND ONCE AGAIN LEAVES THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN SHOCK.))
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Commonwealth's Attorney Skip Burkart heard a chorus of complaints, from residents who mistakenly believed he had cleared Bob Johnson of a potential conflict of interest.
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((SKIP BURKART/ROANOKE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: SO I WAS A LITTLE SURPRISED THIS MORNING WHEN I GOT ALL THESE PHONE CALLS FROM PEOPLE WANTING TO KNOW WHAT I BASED MY OPINION ON, BECAUSE I HAVE NOT GIVEN AN OPINION IN THIS MATTER.))
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An agent with Johnson's real estate firm was involved in the acquisition of property for the development, but Johnson says the agent has withdrawn from the project and his firm will not benefit financially.
Meanwhile, some Roanoke County small businesses also have concerns about Home Depot moving into the area.
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David Johnson is in the newsroom with more.
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(Jean, most store owners want to know why the decision was reversed and are trying to figure out where to go from here.
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((Doug Basham runs Brambleton Hardware.
And, he's one of several store owners who fears losing customers to the home improvement super store.
But, Basham has a plan.
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((DOUG BASHAM/BRAMBLETON HARDWARE; WE WILL END UP HAVING TO CHANGE A LOT OF PRODUCT OFFERS AND SERVICES TO DEFLECT THAT COMPETITION, BUT YES I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS IT MIGHT HAVE ON MY BUSINESS.))
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Personnel at a couple of Grandin Road businesses also fear being hammered by Home Depot.
But they hope their established clientele will remain faithful.
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((RALPH PUFF/MCVEY HARDWARE; JUST RIDE IT OUT AND SEE IF WE CAN STAY IN BUSINESS, THAT'S ALL. WE HOPE WE CAN FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE AREA THAT DO SUPPORT US.))
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((MARY BOARD/HARWOOD PAINT & WALLPAPER; A LOT OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE VERY DEDICATED TO US AND RETURN BECAUSE OF THE SERVICE THAT WE HAVE GIVEN TO THEM. AND WE JUST HOPE TO CONTINUE DOING THAT AND WE'RE JUST HOPING THAT WILL BE ENOUGH FOR OUR CUSTOMERS AND KEEP THEM COMING BACK.))
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Basham says several residents were so upset by the supervisors changed vote.
So much so that in just one day, nearly 50 citizens called him volunteering their time and money to fight the board's action.
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((BASHAM; THEY WERE NOT ISSUES OF WHETHER IT WAS HOME DEPOT. AND FOR SOME OF US IT WAS NOT EVEN AN ISSUE OF THE REZONING. IT WAS THE INAPPROPRIATE ACTION, POSSIBLY AN ILLEGAL ACTION. AN IMMORAL AND UNETHICAL ACTION THAT THE BOARD TOOK ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON.))
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Basham says the group challenges the board's integrity and the legality of its most recent action.
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These county citizens will organize next week. They plan to call for an investigation of the reversed decision.
Carilion has a new way for local businesses to operate their employees' health-care plans.
It's what Carilion calls the area's "first and only locally owned health plans."
Carilion is introducing two new H-M-Os, or Health Maintenance Organizations.
The company says each gives employers a way to offer health plans that are not managed by an out-of-town company.
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Names of the Swissair crash victims were read one by one-
Families gathered in Nova Scotia to remember the dead.
The leaders of Canada and Switzerland joined in mourning the victims by praying, singing and laying wreaths at the memorial site.
A medical technique now allows parents to determine the sex of their unborn child-
The process stains sperm cells and separates female cells on one side- male on the other.
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((SUSAN BLACK/GENETICS SPECIALIST: AT THIS POINT IT IS LIMITED TO MARRIED COUPLES WISHING TO TRY TO HAVE CHILDREN OF THE OPPOSITIE SEX LESS REPRESENTED IN THEIR FAMILY.))
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Gender selection was first used to avoid sex linked diseases like Hemophelia-
Tropical Storm Frances is heading toward the Texas coast- whipping up waves and bringing high winds to the coast already.
The storm is expected to reach land somewhere between Brownsville and Corpus Christi-
The lack of a well defined center is keeping forecasters guessing though.
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Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Still to come--
Gilmore shares his vision of the future with agency heads..
And, the curtain closes for the last time in an area theater.
More when the news continues.
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((Jean coming up in just a few minutes...Tech football players will talk about Clemson, Dale Earnhardt goes back to school and HOmetown Hoops Weekly gets personal with a state champion coach.
All that's coming up in sports.))
He called it a vision speech... something he says is hard to do.
Governor Jim Gilmore today laid out his philosophies for his newly appointed agency heads.
The Governor says he's "very conscious of the moment in which we live."
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((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE: AND WE'RE IN A VERY DANGEROUS TIME. AND IN FACT INTERNATIONALLY I THINK WE MAY BE IN THE MOST DANGEROUS TIME IN THE LIFE OF THIS NATION. EXCEPT FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME WHEN WE WERE AT FULL-FLEDGED, ALL-OUT TOTAL WAR, I CAN THINK OF NO MORE DANGEROUS TIME THAN THE ONE WE'RE IN NOW.))
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Gilmore warned against a return to more government control in uncertain times.
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((THE FUTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY WILL BE THE JEFFERSONIAN IDEAL OF "UNLIMITED FREEDOM OF THE HUMAN MIND," AND THE REAGAN IDEAL OF "THE EMPOWERMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL, ENHANCING AND DEMANDING OF THEM THEIR FULL CAPACITY." THIS THE TASK THAT IS BEFORE YOU.))
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Governor Gilmore says it's his "moral duty" to be accountable for every dollar Virginia taxes and spends.
If you're planning to see a movie this weekend the choice of where to go is smaller.
Yesterday, Tower's Cinema cleared the marquee and closed its doors for good.
Today, as workers pulled the seats out of the building, customers were still coming by.
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((RENE JOHNSON/FORMER CUSTOMER; SHOCKED, I THOUGHT MAYBE THEY WERE RENOVATING. WE DROVE UP THAT WAY AND LOOKED OVER AND SAW THE SEATS BEING PULLED OUT AND I SAID, MAYBE THEY'RE RENOVATING, BUT A LOT OF THE OTHER THEATERS AROUND HERE HAVE BEEN CLOSING DOWN TOO.))
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Tower's Mall leasing agent Millie Moore said the theater owners decided to close after the new multi-screen cinema opened at Tanglewood.
The old seats may find a new life somewhere else, they were purchased by a Baltimore company that builds movie screening rooms for private homes.
Still ahead--We'll introduce you to a local college student--
who went to Kenya and Tanzania on a
mission-- to bring joy.
More when the news continues.
Generation-X has a reputation for being self-centered and callous.
Whether or not that fits the norm... Keith Humphry has found a young woman who is tackling an insurmountable problem in some of the world's new hot spots.
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((Kindee Nielsen went to Kenya and Tanzania- -the sites of last months embassy bombings.
She and her friends visited an orphanage.
They were armed with nothing more than used clothing, toys, books- -and a disarming smile.
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((LOOKING AT THEIR FACES AND SEEING THEIR EYES LIGHT UP AS WE GAVE THEM OLD CLOTHES AND TENNIS SHOES THAT PEOPLE HERE WEREN'T GOING TO USE ANY MORE BECAME SOMETHING THAT CHANGED MY PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE.))
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Nielsen is no stranger to third world countries.
She did her Mormon Missionary work in Uruguay.
The bombings in Tanzania and Kenya occurred after she'd safely returned from her most recent service mission in East Africa.
The news of the terrorist attacks hit her hard.
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((I SAW HOW BEAUTIFUL THOSE PEOPLE WERE AND HOW MUCH THEY CARED FOR ME OR FOR ANYONE, REGARDLESS OF RACE OR BACKGROUND OR HERITAGE. THEY WERE JUST SO GRATEFUL FOR US TO BE THERE. THEY'RE VERY A LOVING PEOPLE. AND TO SEE THEM BEING DESTROYED LIKE THAT WAS VERY HARD.))
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And yet she plans to return to Kenya- -hoping to help establish a school.
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((I'M GOING TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH THE CHILDREN IN THE ORPHANAGES THIS COMING MAY.))
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Southern Virginia College is holding a reception- -not just to honor Nielsen- -but to thank the citizens of Buena Vista and surrounding areas for their donation of things she took to Africa.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))
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In sports Dale Earnhardt, Hometown Hoops Weekly and of course Mark McGwire.
Remember the guy who caught McGwire's record breaking homerun, Tim For-neris met the president and says he'll pass up the one million dollars.
((TIM FORNERIS/GROUNDSKEEPER: PEOPLE SAY WHAT ABOUT THE MILLION DOLLARS. I SAW I'M HAVING A MILLION DREAMS BEING FULFILLED. I'M ABLE TO BRING ANYONE I WANT. IT'S THE BEST IT'S THE BEST EVER.))
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You can hear more from him on David Letterman after our news.
Now here's your scoreboard.
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The Mark McGwire show set another record.
Last night's St. Louis-Chicago game was the most watched regular season game since at least 1980. That's when they started keeping ratings on games.
McGwire got little sleep last night and took himself out of tonight's contest in the bottom of the third inning after going oh-for-two.
Cincinnati goes on to double McGwire's Cardinals six to three.
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Dale Earnhardt went back to school yesterday.
Mike Stevens has more on his visit with Martinsville High School students.
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((For about 45 minutes, the Intimidator turned into the Educator.
Not bad for someone who dropped out of high school in Kannapolis, North Carolina long before his graduation date.
((DALE EARNHARDT/7 TIME WINSTON CUP CHAMP:))
Despite not having a diploma, Earnhardt is a self-made multi-millionaire who has earned more than $30 million from racing alone.
And he told the kids that what they lack in smarts they can make up in other ways.
Track President Clay Campbell, members of his family and Dale officially dedicated the 13 new skybox suites on the front stretch that are completely sold out.
((CLAY CAMPBELL/SPEEDWAY PRESIDENT:))
10 nonstop days of Late Model, Craftsman Truck and Winston Cup action at the track begins Saturday September 19th.
In Martinsville Mike Stevens, News 7 sports.))
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Virginia Tech players say they'll have no problem getting psyched up for this weekend's trip to Death Valley.
The Hokies are traveling to South Carolina for a match up with Clemson.
Last Saturday the Tech defense held East Carolina to just three points.
But the Hokies are expecting stiffer competition when they enter Memorial Stadium.
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Still ahead, the leader of UVA's basketball team is headed to Roanoke.
And it's Wednesday and that means Hometown Hoops Weekly.
Steve Mason is here with that story after this.
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UVA's first year basketball coach, Pete Gillen, is making a visit to Southwest Virginia.
Gillen is speaking at The Roanoke Valley Sports Club September 28th.
He was named the Cavalier's head coach last March after Jeff Jones resigned.
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Steve Mason gets up close and personal with the coach of one state championship team from a year ago, William Byrd's Richard Thrasher in this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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