After years of work, Kenneth Starr's report on the alleged Presidential misconduct is finally in the hands of the Congress.
and in Bedford, another Liberty High student is arrested in connection with this weekend's murder.
Some record cool numbers last night. Perhaps more this evening. The chilly details just ahead.
In medical news --Virginia receives a below average score when it comes to organ donations?
Plus Doctors turn to cement to heal broken bones.
It's a surgical cement to help osteoporosis sufferers.
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Ken Starr's report arrives at the Capitol.
More than 30 boxes in all were transferred from Starrs people into the hands of the Capitol police.
Good Evening. I'm JJ.
The report focuses on the Monica Lewinsky investigation- It is now on its way to a secure area of the Capitol.
Jonathan Freed is in Washington tonight with the latest-
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(( He is doing what he can to stick to his official agendato keep it
"Presidential". But even as Mr. Clinton traveled to Florida for some education and fundraising events, he was haunted by the spectre of the
Monica Lewinsky affair.
Clinton: I let my family down. I let my country down. But I am
trying to make it right.
Back in Washington, Capitol Hill was anticipating the arrival of the Independent Counsel's report into the Lewinsky affair. Even before the Starr report was transported to the hill in vans, leading House republicans and democrats met to discuss how it would be handled. High
on the agenda was the issue of just how much will be made public.
REP. NEWT GINGRICH/SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:
CBS News has learned that Starr alleges in his report that high crimes and misdemeanors have been committed, that there has been obstruction of justice and that the president lied under oath in the Paula Jones case.
Lawmakers will soon see the report with their own eyes.
REP. RICHARD GEPHARDT/D-MINORITY LEADER: Next to declaring war
this is the most important thing we can do etc.
Before leaving for Florida, the President met with a group of senior congressional democrats at the White House saying, again, that he's sorry for all the trouble he's caused. The group forgave him.
REP. DAVID BONIOR/HOUSE MINORITY WHIP/D-MI.))
A second teen has been charged in connection with the murder of a Liberty High School student over the Labor Day weekend.
She's a sixteen year old girl who also attends Liberty and who police say was one of the last to see Jameel Poindexter alive.
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Steve Smallshaw is in Bedford tonight. Steve, how did this girl figure into the murder investigation?
((Rollcue: Helped them recover some crucial evidence.))
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Still to come on the newscast, the man who caught Mark McGwire's record breaking home run ball meets with impressive company today.
and Roanoke County residents say they will continue the fight against a new building supply store.
and in Health Check,we'll see how doctors at U-V-A are using a bone cement to help people with osteoporosis.
and Andrew Freiden has a preview of the Southern Living Cooking Show.
Angry residents are reorganizing and reviewing their options after a controversial vote by the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors. The rezoning could clear the way for a new Home Depot near Cave Spring Corner.
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Tonight Joe Dashiell has more reaction from the neighborhood.
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St. Louis Slugger Mark McGwire may be going to Disney World-
but so is the groundskeeper who caught the 62nd homerun ball-
22 year old Tim For-neris is in Orlando where today he and his family met the President.
((TIM FORNERIS/GROUNDSKEEPER: TO DO WHAT I JUST DID THERE I FELT LIKE FOREST GUMP LIKE I WAS SUPERIMPOSED THERE IT DIDN'T FEEL IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE LIKE A DREAM.))
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Forneris passed up the one million dollar offer from a collector for the ball and instead returned it to McGwire without giving it a second thought.
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The magazine that is the authority on stylish living is headed for Roanoke--
where Andrew Freiden is trying his best to improve his image.
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More than two thousand people normally attend The Southern Living Cooking School in Roanoke.
Andrew Freiden is one person who got a sneak peek at what's on tap this year.
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Today on Sports, we'll have this week's edition of hometown hoops weekly.
Today on health check --we'll see if Virginians are generous when giving the gift of life.
And a Dublin man turns to cement to patch his back problem.
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((I WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN I WOULD'VE TRIED ANYTHING.))
Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry with the story of one woman committed to making a difference.
Kindee Nielsen decided she had to go to Africa.
The 23-year old college student took it upon herself to collect 60 boxes of used books and other items.
She personally delivered them to an orphanage in Kenya.
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((WE DID LEAVE CLOTHING AND TOYS AND SHOES FROM THE PEOPLE IN THIS AREA- -WHICH IS A GREAT GREAT TREASURE TO THOSE CHILDREN- -BUT US BEING THERE AND SEEING HOW WE WANTED TO GIVE OF OURSELVES AND THAT'S IT.))
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She says the real gift she and her friends gave the children was just taking an interest in them.
We'll hear more from Kindee Nielsen on NEWS 7 at SIX tonight.
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...including her heart-rending reaction to the bombing of the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
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The organ procurement agency that helps find transplants for patients in western Virginia is trying to set the record straight.
That's in the wake of a weekend analysis by the Associated Press.
Virginia's Organ Procurement Agency is the sole provider of organs for much of western Virginia.
The Associated Press ranked it 52nd out of 61 organ banks in the nation in its ability to get organs donated.
A spokesman says the ranking is NOT even based on the narrow conditions under which an organ can be donated.
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((TOM REED/VIRGINIA'S ORGAN PROCUREMENT AGENCY: FOR SOMEONE TO BE AN ORGAN DONOR, THEY HAVE TO BE DECLARED BRAIN DEAD.
AND IN VIRGINIA, TWO PHYSICIANS, ONE OF WHOM HAS TO BE A NEUROSPECIALIST, A NEUROSCIENTIST, A NEUROSURGEON, OR A NEUROLOGIST. IT HAS TO BE ONE OF THOSE TWO PEOPLE TO DECLARE. SO IT'S VERY DIFFICULT. A LOT OF HOSPITALS IN OUR SERVICE TERRITORY, SMALLER HOSPITALS, RURAL HOSPITALS, DON'T HAVE NEUROSPECIALTIES ON STAFF.))
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Out of the three percent of the deaths in our area that would qualify for organ donations... Virginia's Organ Procurement Agency had a 61-percent consent rate last year.
The national consent rate is between 45 and 50 percent.
When you break an arm or leg, doctors put the broken bones in a cast to heal, but what about putting a cast inside the bone itself.
Radiologists at the University of Virginia pioneered the surgery. And a New River Valley man says the operation has put him back on his feet.
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((DOUG HARLESS/BACK SURGERY PATIENT: I JUST JUMPED OUT OF BED AND FELT EXCRUCIATING PAIN DOWN IN THE FLOOR I WENT.))
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That was almost two years ago -- now Doug Harless is walking and most importantly without pain.
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Harless has osteoporosis.
Medication he takes after a lung transplant makes his bones even weaker.
When the bones compress, the pain can be debilitating for sufferers.
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((DR. LEE JENSEN/RADIOLOGY: PATIENTS USUALLY COMPLAIN OF SEVERE PAIN AND IT CAUSES THEM NOT BE BE ABLE TO WALK OR TO LIE FLAT IN BED IN ONE POSITION IN BED BECAUSE IT'S PAINFUL TO MOVE.))
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Doctor Jensen is one of the first radiologists in the country to use surgical cement for back pain.
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((DR. LEE JENSEN/RADIOLOGY: WHAT WE'RE DOING IS WE ARE TAKING THIS CEMENT AND THOSE VERTEBRAL BODIES THAT HAVE PARTIALLY COLLAPSED, WE PUT A NEEDLE INTO THE VERTEBRAL BODY, THROUGH THE SKIN AND INTO THE BONE AND ONCE YOU'RE INSIDE THE VERTEBRAL BODY, YOU PUT THIS MATERIAL IN.))
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the liquid cement is dispersed through the porous bones and then it hardens after a few minutes.
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The entire procedure takes only about 20 minutes.
And it's given Harless back his freedom and independence.
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((DOUG/HARLESS/BACK SURGERY PATIENT: I'M ABLE TO WALK OF COURSE, IF A WALK A LONG DISTANCE I NEED A CANE, BUT I'M ABLE TO DRIVE, COOK FOR MYSELF.))
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U-V-A has a formal training program to teach surgeons across the country how to use the bone cement.
Wednesday means Hometown Hoops Weekly. Today, Steve Mason takes an up close and personal look at the coach of our second state championship team from a year ago. William Byrd's Richard Thrasher.
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It's the end of the road for Mister Toad's Wild Ride.
The popular ride at Walt Disney World closed Monday after 27 years of service.
The ride was not your typical Disney fare.
It was based on the Wind in the Willows tale in which Mister Toad steals a car.
Along the way he runs into a gunfight and is even killed in a head on collision with a train.
The truly devoted can still go to Disneyland in California where the ride will keep on running.