Kenneth Starr's report is out--we'll have a live update coming up next on News 7 at 5.
And, a former Radford school prinicpal faces criminal charges for allegedly having sex with a student.
Another very chilly night on the way. Your complete forecast in a few minutes.
Studies indicate finding spirituality may be the answer to living healthy.
A local program is incorporating faith into the health system.
And dermatologist say you may be pulling off more than just dirt and oil with those pore cleansing strips.
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One day after Independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr delivered his report to Congress- -it seems it'll be only one MORE day before the public gets to see it... or most of it.
One source on Capitol Hill says the report alleges that Clinton lied under oath in his grand jury testimony last month, and in his deposition in the Paula Jones lawsuit in January.
The report spells out some detailed evidence that prosecutors believe will show perjury by the president.
They say Clinton is guilty of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and abuse of power.
Jonathan Freed is in Washington with the latest.
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Criminal charges were filed today against a former teacher and principal at a Christian School in Radford.
The charges center on allegations the woman engaged in sex with one of her male students.
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Teresa Hamilton is here with us now with more on today's developments.
Keith, the grand jury handed down the seven indictments this morning against Cynthia Carroll.
The charges follow a civil suit which was filed about a month ago by the alleged victim, who's now 20- years old.
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Radford detective Mike Cox began working the case after the alleged victim came to him, several months ago.
The young man, who's now 20- years old, was a student at the Three Angels Christian School, run by the Seventh Day Adventist church.
He told police he was 14- when the relationship started and that the two had sex more than a hundred times over a five year period.
Today's seven indictments focus on the months between December of 1991 and September of '92.
Cox says there was a reason he decided to take the case before a grand jury.
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The Three Angels Christian school is NOT operational at this time-- but the school's current pastor says the allegations had nothing to do with their decision to close, this year.
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By the way, Detective Cox says his investigation is ongoing and that additional charges may be filed.
Lynchburg authorities are looking for a suspect in a late night shooting that left one man seriously injured.
26- year- old Carlos Montez Webb was shot in the head around 11 p-m outside the Shalom (shuh-LOAM) apartments on Federal Street.
Police say neighbors reported hearing gunshots and they arrived to find Webb lying on the sidewalk.
Webb remains in serious condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Investigators spent the morning talking with residents and tracking down leads in the shooting.
No arrests have been made.
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Still to come on News 7 at 5--
a Covington company announces it will layoff nearly 200 of its workers..
And, Roanoke County residents organize their opposition to the Home-Depot decision.
We'll have more on that in a few minutes.
And in Health Check, nose-strips are the latest products to hit the market for skincare.
But, are they safe?
We'll hear what experts have to say about it.
And, we'll hear about a program that's helping businesses get the best workers straight out of high school.
More when the news continues.
Roanoke County residents who oppose construction of a large commercial development near Cave Spring Corner are organizing their fight.
They have scheduled a meeting for Monday night.
In a surprise vote earlier this week, the supervisors rezoned the property where Home Depot hopes to build a new store.
In retrospect, Harry Nickens says he wishes he expressed his intentions earlier, but that he believes his votes were appropriate and in the best interests of the county at large.
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((I THINK THOUGH AS A BOARD MEMBER, MY FIRST RESPONSIBILITY AS A BOARD MEMBER IS LOOKING AT THE BIG PICTURE FOR THE COUNTY AND I THINK MY VOTE WAS APPROPRIATE ON AUGUST 18TH. I THINK MY VOTE WAS APPROPRIATE ON SEPTEMBER 8TH, WHEN I LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE.))
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Opponents of the project are planning to meet Monday night at the Brambleton Center. They hope to hire an attorney, or someone person to coordinate their fight.
Almost two hundred workers in Covington will soon be out of a job.
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Applied Extrusion Technologies is laying off 70 percent of its workforce--or 182 employees.
A-E-T's plants make polypropylene films, used for packaging products.
The layoffs will take place during the next six month.
Martinsville city manager Earl Reynolds says the city's finances are ship-shape.
But News 7 has learned HE'S struggling with his own money matters.
Reynolds-- shown here in a 1993 interview-- has filed for personal bankruptcy in federal court in Lynchburg.
His petition lists 22-different creditors, including several banks, retail stores, and the I-R-S.
His debts total between 100- and 500-thousand dollars.
Reynolds would not speak to us on camera, but he says his own financial "reorganization" has absolutely nothing to do with city operations.
A creditors meeting is set for October in federal court in Danville.
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For ten years, "Virginia's finest" has meant more than the state police or VMI cadets, or whatever the phrase conjures up in your mind.
It's meant a trademark line of products, endorsed by the state for meeting high quality standards.
Today, First Lady Roxane Gilmore kicked off an ad campaign that updates the image of a vastly expanded program.
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((ROXANE GILMORE/FIRST LADY OF VIRGINIA: THERE ARE OVER 500 PRODUCTS IN THE TRADEMARK PROGRAM NOW. AND THAT HAS GROWN FROM JUST 38 IN 1989.))
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The ads will run in Virginia and D-C through the end of October-- with NO harm meant to states like Idaho.
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Up next--for students making the grade in high school is one thing--but, making the cut in the working world is another matter.
We'll hear about a program that's helping businesses get the best, young workers--coming up when the news continues.
Are students prepared for the working world when they graduate from high school?
Businesses in Halifax County are working with the school district to make sure they are.
Christy Hubley tells us about a new workforce development program.
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What these students do and learn in high school DOES matter after they get their diplomas.
Their school transcripts will be made available to potential employers in Halifax County.
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((DENNIS WITT/HALIFAX CO. SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: WE'RE PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE OF STUDIES THEY'VE TAKEN, INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR ATTENDANCE, ABOUT THEIR DISCIPLINE RECORD, AND THINGS THAT WOULD INDICATE PERHAPS CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EMPLOYERS THAT ARE DESIRABLE.))
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More than 100-companies have signed-on to the Workforce Endorsement Program-- including D-Scan Furniture in South Boston.
The company's president says workers must have a grasp of basic skills before they are hired.
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((DAVID NELSON/D-SCAN FURNITURE: DID THE CHILD GO TO SCHOOL ON TIME? WERE THEY THERE WHEN THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE? THAT'S ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT THINGS TO GET A YOUNG PERSON USED TO IS HEY WHEN WE SAY YOU HAVE TO BE HERE AT 7:00, IT'S NOT 7:05 AND THEY HAVE TO BE THERE 5 DAYS A WEEK... AT LEAST A HISTORICAL BACKGROUND ON THAT STUDENT.))
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In Halifax County-- where the unemployment rate is high-- business leaders hope a skilled workforce will attract new industries.
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((NANCY POOL/CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: IT'S A CENTRAL POINT IN DRAWING INDUSTRY TO AN AREA AND TO HAVE A WELL TRAINED AND PREPARED WORKFORCE IS ONE OF THE SELLING POINTS THAT COMMUNITIES USE.))
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The employment profiles will be made available to businesses when students graduate this spring.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Halifax County.
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Coming up in sports--racing got underway today in Richmond..we'll talk to Dale Earnhart tonight in the ticker.
And in health check, we'll see what role faith has in the healing process. It's moving from the church into the medical mainstream.
And, we'll see how new and controversial technology is enabling parents to select the sex of their unborn children.
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Coming your way on News 7 at 6--a story about brotherhood.
The President and Vice President of V-M-I's class of 1999 are brothers.
But they're not alone.
There are actually four Clark boys from Salt Lake City, Utah enrolled at Virginia Military Institute now.
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Just how large a family?
Well, this is less than 30-percent of it. On News 7 at SIX tonight we'll meet their parents and tell you exactly how many children they have.
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A 28 year old Roanoke woman is working her way back from a near-fatal accident.
But she doesn't owe her miracle to modern medicine, her family says it's all because of their faith.
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Linda Craig was 25 years old when she was hit by a car that ran a red light. That was three years ago this month.
The accident left her in a wheelchair, unable to communicate with words, but she can use other methods.
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The Pastoral Care Program at Burrell Nursing Center has become a bridge between physicians and the patient.
Linda has been working with Burrell's Chaplain, Rick Osmann for the past year.
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Communication is Linda's biggest challenge, but she's making progress.
And her family is optimistic through prayer she'll continue on the road to recovery.
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((EDITH CRAIG/LINDA'S MOTHER: LINDA HAS DEFINITELY PROGRESSED BEYOND THE POINT OF A VEGETABLE, WE'RE STILL LOOKING FOR PROGRESS, AREN'T WE DARLING, AND WE STILL HAVE THE FAITH.))
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Linda also communicates through sign language, which she learned before the accident.
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A number of studies report the spiritual care of patients helps healing through shorter hospital stays, less nursing time and less pain medication.
Deep cleansing strips--that remove blackheads and dirt in pores-- are one of the hottest, new products in the skin care industry.
But, many dermatologists say they're useless.
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Doctors say the strips simply remove oil that quickly comes back.
The plugs that cause the blemishes are under the skin --
and never treated by surface strips.
What's more, each strip costs over a dollar, for a product dermatologists say is no different than a band-aid.
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But the real concern about these strips is they can do more harm than good.
They can cause irritation and sometimes an allergic reaction.
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Medical technology now exists for parents to determine the sex of their unborn children with a 90 percent certainty.
A lab in Fairfax developed the technology on the relatively simple principal that it takes more genetic material to produce a girl than a boy.
That makes those cells larger and easier to sort.
A device known as the Micro-sort stains sperm cells with a flourescent dye and tags them with a laser.
The cells are then separated with the majority of female cells going to one side and male on the other. Then doctors use the selected cells to fertilize an egg.
The process is showing remarkable success.
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While the technique is successful, many people are questioning if this type of gender selection is ethical.
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Currently the procedure is only being used on parents who already have a child of the opposite sex for which they are trying.
But, doctors say it probably will not be long before it's used by parents who want to select the sex of their first child.
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Welcome everybody to your Thursday Ticker that begins with some racing news from Richmond.
The Winston Cup, Busch Grand National and Craftsman Trcuk series drivers are wedging their way into the track today for a hug weekend of racing in the Commonwealth.
The Truck division is qualifying at this hour, and tonight at six, we'll talk with Stacy Compton
But now it's time to hear from Dale Earnhardt.
Yesterday he was in Martinsville talking to high school kids and helping dedicate the speedway's new sky boxes.
He also took a few moments to talk about his chances this weekend at Richmond, and play the role of weatherman. Despite the recent rash of cool temperatures Dale expects a hot time in Richmond Saturday in more ways than one.
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The truck races starts at eight tonight, the Busch race is set for 7:30 tomorrow evening and the Winston Cup machines roll on to the track Saturday night at 7:30.
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If you've been cleaning out behind the couch cushions and have an extra $530 million dollars and a couple of cheese doodles on hand you may be able to buy the Washington Redskins.
Jack Kent Cooke stadium and the team are up for sale and the estate of the late Mr. Cooke is accepting bids.
His son plans to bid on the team, but there is no guarantee he will get it.
The bids began coming in today so there's plenty of time to check under the other furniture in your house.
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This week's NFL game on Your Hometown Station on Sunday has the Kansas City Chiefs in Florida taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars at one.
The NFL Today starts at Noon, and the US Open tennis finals are set for four on Sunday.
See you at six everybody. Take Care.
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The star of the movie "Free Willy" is one step closer to getting his own freedom.
Keiko (Kay-koh) was in captivity for almost 20 years, after being caught off the coast of Iceland when he was 2.
Yesterday, a cargo plane flew the killer whale back to his native homeland.
Once there, Keiko dove into a football-sized sea pen in the surrounding waters.
Officials hope to familiarize Keiko with the sights and sounds of his native waters, before eventually releasing him.
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