[IN Q=I have tried]
CLINTON:I HAVE TRIED TO DO A GOOD JOB FOR THIS COUNTRY, EVEN WHEN I
HAVEN'T TAKEN SUCH GOOD CARE OF MYSELF AND MY FAMILY. ))
[OUT Q=and my family.]
A contrite President Clinton, as the Starr report heads to the House and the Internet.
And an overnight shooting in Lynchburg leaves one person clinging to life.
Another sunny, cool day around the region.
Meanwhile, the Texas coast is taking a soaking from Tropical Storm Frances.
Details on that, plus our local outlook, straight ahead.
News 7 at noon is next.
[TAPE#TAKE NEWSPATH LIVE]
You may soon be able to find much of Kenneth Starr's report on the Internet.
House lawmakers are expected to approve the release tomorrow.
The House began the process of dealing with the report this morning, a process that might ultimately lead to impeachment.
Meanwhile, President Clinton is trying to brace for fallout from
He met with Senate Democrats this morning and later today meets with his Cabinet.
It's the first time Clinton
has met with the full Cabinet since he denied a relationship with Monica Lewinsky in January.
Lee cowan reports from the capitol.
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[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/(R) Judiciary Cmte. Chair;]
[SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/(R) House Majority Leader;]
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/US Attorney General; ]
THE CAPITOL, YESTERDAY)
THE CONCLUSIONS OF KEN STARR'S INVESTIGATION - IN BLACK AND
WHITE, SUMMED UP IN SOME 450 PAGES - REMAINS UNREAD ON CAPITOL HILL.
LIKE A CREDIT CARD BILL SEALED IN AN ENVELOPE, OPENING THE
REPORT IS SOMETHING FEW ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO, BUT EVERYONE KNOWS IS
REP. HENRY HYDE//R-JUDICARY CMTE. CHAIR :"We want to take a
look ---- will go over it."
NEWSPAPER HEADLINES EVEN OVERSEAS RANGE FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE
WHAT WAS ONLY TALKED ABOUT FOR MONTHS, IS NOW A REALITY
WORLDWIDE -- THE WORD IMPEACHMENT IN BOLD PRINT.
BUT EVEN AS THE HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE DEBATES THE RULES OF
RELEASE, THE MAJORITY LEADER IS OFFERING WORDS OF CAUTION.
NEWT GINGRICH//R-HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER "The freedom of
speech - or ridicule."
SOMETHING FAR FROM THE MIND OF THE US ATTORNEY GENERAL - WHO IS
STILL EXPRESSING HER SUPPORT for the president.
JANET RENO//US ATTORNEY GENERAL:
"He has a sense - ability to make a difference."
(( NAT AF1 ARRIVAL ))
WHITE HOUSE AIDS SAY THE PRESIDENT'S STRATEGY OF CONTRITION,
WILL CONTINUE TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
SENATE DEMOCRATS WILL HEAR MUCH THE SAME STORY MR. CLINTON
TOLD HOUSE DEMOCRATS YESTERDAY.
BUT PERHAPS HIS TOUGHEST POLITICAL AND PERSONAL SELL COMES
LATER THIS EVENING, WHEN HE CALLS IN HIS CABINET.
THE VERY SAME GROUP OF PEOPLE HE TOLD ONLY NINE MONTHS AGO HAD
NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.
HIS STORY WILL BE DIFFERENT TODAY.
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))
"The White House is assembling a team to deal with the President's
response to whatever is contained in Starr's report. They don't have
much time. It could be an open book as close as the Internet, as early
as tomorrow. The President may see it when everyone else does. Lee
Cowan, CBS News, Capitol Hill.")
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[OUT Q=back to you in the studio.]
The crisis in Washington is helping to push down Wall Street.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
The stock market sank quickly after the opening bell.
Within the first 40 minutes of trading the Dow lost 250 points.
Analysts blame worries about Kenneth Starr's report on the President and concerns about corporate profits.
Asian markets closed with minor losses today, despite a move to cut interest rates in Japan.
European markets are also down.
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A Lynchburg man is in serious condition after being shot in the head last night.
At about 11, police were called to the Shalom (shuh-LOAM) apartments on Federal Street where neighbors reported hearing gunshots.
They found 26- year- old Carlos Montez Webb lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his head.
Webb is listed in serious condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Investigators were back at the scene today, talking with residents and running down leads.
No arrests have been made.
Martinsville city manager Earl Reynolds has filed for personal bankruptcy.
Reynolds filed under Chapter 13 in U.S. bankruptcy court in Lynchburg.
His petition lists 22 different creditors, including the I-R-S and the State Department of Taxation.
Reynolds says he's simply trying to reorganize his private finances, and that this has nothing to do with his job as city manager.
Reynolds also says city council members have been briefed on the situation.
Reynolds declined to talk about this on-camera.
[GRAPHIC=Habitat for Humanity]
The city of Roanoke may be close to sealing the buyout of a disputed piece of land that belongs to Habitat for Humanity.
Last night Habitat's board considered the price offered by the city for the West View Terrace land.
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 Supervisors are feeling the heat today from merchants fighting the Board's approval of plans for a Home-Depot.
Small business owners want supervisors to consider the toll the retail giant would take on local businesses.
David Johnson has details.
[IN Q=Doug Basham runs]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Doug Basham/Brambleton Hardware; :12]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Puff/McVey Hardware; :34]
[SUPER=01-Mary Board/Harwood Paint & Wallpaper; :40]
[OUT Q=David Johnson, News7.]
((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.
[IN Q=WE WILL END]
((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.))
[OUT Q=MY BUSINESS.]
Personnel at a couple of Grandin Road businesses also fear being hammered by Home Depot.
But they hope their established clientele will remain faithful.
[IN Q=JUST RIDE IT]
((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.))
[OUT Q=SUPPORT US.]
[IN Q=A LOT OF]
((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.))
[OUT Q=COMING BACK.]
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.
[IN Q=THEY WERE NOT]
((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.))
[OUT Q=TUESDAY AFTERNOON.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; BASHAM SAYS A GROUP HAS PLANS TO ORGANIZE AND WILL CHALLENGE THE BOARD'S INTEGRITY, QUESTION THE LEGALITY OF ITS MOST RECENT ACTION AND IT WILL CALL FOR AN INVESTIGATION OF THAT ACTION. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.))
A Roanoke motel room held key evidence behind the recent arrests of 2 sixteen-year-olds in connection with the murder of a Liberty High School student.
Bedford County sheriff's deputies say they found the semi- automatic pistol allegedly used to kill Jamelle Poindexter in a room at the
Rodeway Inn on Route 4-60.
Authorities say they also found gold jewelry, two syringes and what may be marijuana.
[SUPER=03-Bedford County; :22]
Poindexter was reportedly robbed of his jewelry and his car.
Randy Ross faces a capital murder charge, his girlfriend is charged with helping to steal Poindexter's car.
[IN Q=It was a]
((LT. RICKY GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT WAS A SITUATION.. .. WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff Dept.; :33]
[OUT Q=the wrong time.]
Liberty High School has postponed its Friday night football game to Saturday.
The school will honor Poindexter, who was a linebacker for the team, with a moment of silence before halftime.
Advocates for the rights of the mentally ill are looking for independance.
Yesterday the advocates told state legislators that the Department of Rights of Virginians with Disabilities should be taken out of the state government.
Governor Gilmore has pledged more autonomy for the agency, but he's against moving it outside the state bureaucracy.
The legislature's human rights subcommittee will take up the issue later this month. [E-Ballot-Issues]
Debate is heating up over some of the constitutional questions that will appear on Virginia's ballot this fall.
Ballot question number three allows for the creation of regional governments for some economic development projects.
Question number four authorizes localities to go into debt without voter approval, again to lure economic development.
Opponents held a news conference yesterday.
[IN Q=That is]
((PETER FERRARA/COMMITTEE FOR TAXPAYER DEMOCRACY: THAT IS THE MOST TYPICAL BUREAUCRAT ...SEIZING CONTROL FROM LOCAL VOTERS.))
[SUPER=01-Peter Ferrara/Comm. for Taxpayer Democracy;]
[OUT Q=local voters]
State Senator Charles Hawkins of Pittsylvania County is behind the measures-- which both got unanimous General Assembly approval.
Hawkins says they'll allow the businesses in an industrial park to be taxed instead of the citizens... and he says lawmakers will later tighten up the language of the broad questions voters will see in November.
A vote could come today on Boris Yeltsin's new pick for prime minister.
Earlier in the day Yeltsin nominated Russia's foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov (yehv-GEH'-nee PREE'-mah-kawf).
The Russian leader's first pick -- Viktor Chernomyrdin -- had already been rejected twice by parliament and asked not to be renominated.
The communist opposition says Primakov will get the Duma's support.
The Texas coast is already dealing with flooding from Tropical Storm Frances, as it churns off shore.
[SUPER=03-Corpus Christi, TX;]
Tides are flooding streets with waist-deep water.
Frances is about 140 miles outside of Brownsville, Texas.
Forecaster say it's winds could reach up to 60 miles-per-hour before it gets to land.
The storm is expected to hit Mexico -- about 50 miles south of Brownsville -- tonight.
Would-be movie-goers were in for an unpleasant surprise when they arrived at a Roanoke theater this week.
Tower's Cinema cleared the marquee and closed its doors for good yesterday.
As workers pulled the seats out of the building, customers were still coming by.
[IN Q=shocked, I thought]
((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.))
[SUPER=01-Rene Johnson/Former Customer;]
[OUT Q=closing down too]
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.
Carilion wants local employers to keep employee health care plans close to home.
Carilion is offering what it calls the "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.
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?
Doug 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.
Dr. Lee Jensen is one of the first radiologists in the country to use surgical cement for back pain.
[IN Q=By putting]
((DR. LEE JENSEN/RADIOLOGY: BY PUTTING THIS LIQUID CEMENT INTO THE BONE YOU ARE CASTING THE FRACTURES THAT ARE INSIDE THIS BONE, THE OTHER THOUGHT IS THAT THE MATERIAL WHEN IT SOLIDIFIES IT HEATS UP A BIT AND THAT HEAT KILLS THE NERVE ENDINGS THAT CAUSES THE PAIN IN THE BACK. ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Lee Jensen/Radiology;]
[OUT Q=in the back]
The entire procedure takes only about 20 minutes.
U-V-A has a formal training program to teach surgeons across the country how to use the bone cement.
Martinsville high school students were treated to an assembly with Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt yesterday.
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.
[IN Q=AS SOON AS I COULD]
((DALE EARNHARDT/7 TIME WINSTON CUP CHAMP:AS SOON AS I COULD, I CUT OUT OF SCHOOL. I DIDN'T WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL. I WANTED TO WORK ON RACE CARS AND HANG OUT AT THE SHOP AND DO FUN THINGS. AND FOUND OUT RIGHT QUICK LATER ON IN LIFE THAT I REALLY NEEDED THAT EDUCATION.))
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Seven Time Winston Cup Champ;]
[OUT Q=NEEDED THAT EDUCATION.]
Despite not having a diploma, Earnhardt is a self-made millionaire who has earned more than $30 million from racing alone.
And he told the kids that what they lack in smarts they can be made up for in many other ways.
[IN Q=I DIDN'T THINK]
((DALE EARNHARDT:I DIDN'T THINK I WAS GONNA MAKE IT IN RACING AT ONE POINT. IT LOOKED LIKE I WAS GONNA HAVE TO GET A REGULAR JOB, SO TO SPEAK. BUT I KEPT TRYING AND I KEPT WORKING, AND EVENTUALLY I WON OUT. I DID IT WITH A LOT LESS THAN A LOT OF PEOPLE DID, BUT I DID IT WITH DEDICATION AND HARD WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Seven Time Winston Cup Champ;]
[OUT Q=AND HARD WORK.]
After speaking with the students, Earnhardt headed over to the Martinsville Speedway, where he officially dedicated the track's brand new five- million- dollar suite complex.
After a sleepless night in St. Louis, Mark McGwire had a quiet night in Cincinnati.
He went oh- for two in the Cardinal's 6-3 loss before taking himself out of the game in the bottom of the third.
In Montreal, Andruw Jones was a defensive star for the Braves.
Here, Jones fires a strike to home plate to get Chris Widger(Wid-JER).
Then, in the fourth, Widger is Jones' victim again as Andruw makes the diving catch.
But Widger would get his revenge. Bottom of the ninth, with the game tied at two- he hits the clutch homer to give the Expos a 3- 2 win.
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[GRAPHIC=Va Tech Football]
The Hokies are gearing up for this weekend's trip to Death Valley to take on 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.
[IN Q=we just]
[SUPER=01-Jamel Smith/Va. Tech Linebacker;]
[OUT Q=come right at us]
[TAPE#=SP-19 tc 1:10:40]
Roanoke will welcome UVA first- year basketball coach Pete Gillen to town later this month.
Gillen is the speaker at the Roanoke Valley Sports Club September 28th.
He was named the Cavalier's head coach last March after Jeff Jones resigned.
A homecoming for Keiko.
[SUPER=03-Newport, OR; ]
The Free Willy movie star arrived in Iceland early this morning.
His new home is in a natural cove and is as big as a football field.
It's sort of a whale halfway house.
He'll stay there for several months as trainers try to prepare him for life in the open sea.
[IN Q=I don't think]
(( PHYLLIS BELL/PRESIDENT, OREGON COAST AQUARIUM
I DON'T THINK ANYBODY KNOWS... COMMITTED TO TAKE CARE OF HIM ... FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.
[SUPER=01-Phyllis Bell/Oregon Coast Aquarium Pres.; ]
[OUT Q=of his life.]
The 21 year old Orca was captured in the North Atlantic when he was two.