One man is dead, following a shooting early this morning in Northwest Roanoke.
It happened along the 400 block of Gilmer Avenue around 3-30 a-m.
When police arrived they found
20-year old David Wallace lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his chest.
Wallace died at the scene.
Witnesses told investigators Wallace got out of his car, was confronted by someone, and shot.
The suspect got away before police arrived.
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Anyone with information about the shooting can call the Roanoke detective bureau at 853-2571.
As the independent counsel's report sinks in this weekend, Congress appears more likely to vote for a formal impeachment inquiry.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Rev. J. Philip Wogaman/Clinton's Pastor; :10-quick]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/House Judiciary Chairman; :33]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Orrin Hatch/(R) Utah; :56]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Robert Kerrey/(D) Nebraska; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Charles Ruff/President's Attorney; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:35]
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((THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY SPENT MUCH OF SUNDAY INSIDE THE
WHITE HOUSE, IN PRIVATE.
NAT CHURCH BELLS
ALTOUGH A SMALL CROWD GATHERED OUTSIDE HIS CHURCH IN
WASHINGTON, THE PRESIDENT DIDN'T SHOW.
NEVERTHELESS, IN CHURCHES ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY, THERE WERE
PRAYERS BEING OFFERED FOR HIM, INCLUDING THOSE FROM HIS OWN PASTOR.
(( SUPER: SUPER: REV. J. PHILIP WOGAMAN//CLINTON'S PASTOR )) SOT
"I take the President's repentance very seriously."
BUT WITH EACH TURN OF A PAGE IN KEN STARR'S REPORT, THE TALK
OF BRINGING IT ALL BEFORE THE FULL HOUSE, SEEMED MORE AND MORE PREVALENT.
(( SUPER: REP. HENRY HYDE//HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN )) ((SOT 12:50:33
"Do you think there's enough evidence to have hearings? I must say that
I do, but I want to hear from everyone on the Committee."
THE WHITE HOUSE CONTINUED TO DO ITS BEST TO RESPOND TO STARR'S
ALLEGATIONS - AND DEAL WITH MR. CLINTON'S CHARGE TO BALANCE A FULL
SCALE LEGAL FIGHT, WITH HIS REPENTANT HEART.
(( CLINTON SOT ))
"Legal language must not obscure the fact that I have done wrong."
(( SUPER: SEN. ORRIN HATCH//R-UTAH )) (( SOT 10:35:12 ))
"Where he really is in trouble is going and using that quote legally
correct definition that he didn't have a sexual relations before the
grand jury, and that was ridiculous nobody believes that."
(( SUPER: SEN. ROBERT KERREY//D-NE )) (( SOT 10:42:45 ))
"If you come and say to the American people that I'm legally correct I
didn't have sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky, you're going to lose,
you're going to lose."
BUT HIS LAWYERS SAY THERE'S NO INTENT TO CHANGE THE STRATEGY.
(( SUPER: CHARLES RUFF//PRESIDENT'S ATTORNEY )) (( SOT 9:23:15 ))
"I believe there is no basis for launching what is the most serious
Constitutional process that our system envisions, and I'm going to make
the legitimate lawyers arguments that get me to that end."
LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS, CAPITAL HILL ))
President Clinton is headed down the same path Richard Nixon did, more than 20 years ago.
That's according to a Roanoke attorney who served as a lawyer for the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearing during Watergate.
David Johnson has more.
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((Sam Garrison says the difference between WaterGate and President Clinton's case is that Nixon covered up his SUBORDINATES' conduct. Clinton tried covering up his OWN conduct.
[IN Q=IS THAT WORSE]
((SAM GARRISON; IS THAT WORSE OR BETTER? WHICH IS THE MORE EGREGIOUS THING? SOME PEOPLE COULD SAY WELL IT'S REALLY APPLES AND ORANGES. MAYBE IT IS, BUT BOTH THE APPLES AND THE ORANGES ARE ROTTEN.))
[OUT Q=ARE ROTTEN.]
But Garrison says according to Gerald Ford's rule of thumb, that still doesn't determine whether what Clinton did was an impeachable offense.
[IN Q=AN IMPEACHABLE]
((SAM GARRISON; AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE IS WHATEVER THE HOUSE OF REPERESENTATIVES SAYS IT IS. AND THAT SOUNDS PERHAPS A LITTLE VAGUE BUT THAT'S SORT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL SCHEME.))
[OUT Q=CONSTITUTIONAL SCHEME.]
Garrison says the trouble Clinton is in now is self-inflicted.
[IN Q=I THINK THAT]
((SAM GARRISON; I THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT AND HIS LAWYERS ARE MAKING A SERIOUS MISTAKE IF THEY THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SO STUPID AS TO BUY THE ARGUMENT THAT THE PRESIDENT DIDN'T LIE AND DIDN'T INTEND TO LIE IN HIS DEPOSITION IN THE PAULA JONES CASE. I THINK THAT THE APPARENT PERJURY IN THE GRAND JURY TESTIMONY IS ALMOST AS BLATENT.))
[OUT Q=ALMOST AS BLATENT.]
Garrison says if Starr's report gives an accurate characterization of the evidence, then Clinton should resign.
He says by doing so, the president could begin to rehabilitate his trust with the American public.
David Johnson, News 7.))
If you're still surfing the internet for the Starr Report and the White House rebuttal..
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you need look no further than WDBJ 7's home page.
You can reach us on the world-wide-web at WDBJ-7-dot-com.
So far relatives of the babies switched at birth at U-V-A, have been willing to let the little girls stay where they are.
But, one of the mothers involved says if things change--she's leaving town with her daughter.
Paula Johnson is raising Callie Marie--the biological child of Kevin Chittum and Whitney Rogers.
During a recent taping for a talk show, she said if the other families tried to get custody of her daughter, should would leave the area and take Callie Marie with her.
Both the Chittums and the Rogers continue to say they're committed to keeping the girls where they are.
The heat is forcing some schools to close early tomorrow..
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Schools in Pittsylvania County will close at one o'clock.
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And, in Martinsville..
Patrick Henry Elementary will close at 12:30..
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and, Albert Harris Elementary will close at 1 p-m.
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Still to come--a Roanoke mother says she's ready to see her daughter's killer die.
And, some Danville residents get their first look at the city's newest educational center.
More when the news continues.
Tommy David Strickler is scheduled to be put to death later this week.
And, Ester Whitlock plans to be a witness.
Strickler was sentenced to die for the murder of Esther Whitlock's teenage daughter Leann.
Whitlock says her presence will show she appreciates the people who worked to bring Strickler to justice.
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Leann Whitlock was a student at James Madison University when she was abducted in January, 19-90 and bludgeoned to death.
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final report on a plane crash in Montgomery County.
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The N-T-S-B says pilot error caused the June 1997 crash that killed the pilot and two instructors.
The report says the 70-year old pilot, Cliff Wells was disoriented and lost control of his single engine Cessna Continental.
Instructors Tim Sprinkle and David Smith were also killed in the crash.
Roanoke County supervisors are using some tricky parliamentary tools to bring Home Depot to town.
And fallout from the barrage of movie theaters hits Roanoke.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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((What Bob Johnson and the Roanoke County supervisors did may have been legal, but plenty of county residents thought the sneaky re-vote allowing Home Depot to come to town was clearly inappropriate.
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((BOB JOHNSON/ROANOKE COUNTY SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: THE WORD I HEARD IS NOT SO MUCH WHAT YOU DID, BUT HOW YOU DID IT. I SAID OK, THEM WE CAN FIX THAT.))
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The board might vote for a THIRD time on a rezoning ordinance.
If it holds, Home Depot could build a new store at Cave Spring Corner.
The Loudon-Melrose community will get at least 14 new Habitat for Humanity houses.
It's part of Habitat's compromise with the city of Roanoke, and it will help revitalize the economically depressed neighborhood.
In Covington, Applied Extrusion Technologies is laying off more than 180 people.
A-E-T blames increased competition and lower demand for the plant's products.
That new multi-screen megaplex at Tanglewood Mall was too much for the old Towers Cinema.
Towers cleared its marquee, ripped out its seats and closed its doors -- a sign that Roanoke may have reached its capacity for movie theaters.
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On Wall Street, the stock markets weren't too depressed by Ken Starr's report.
The Dow picked up 155-points.
The Nasdaq gained 75.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.
Local and state officials were on hand in Danville earlier this afternoon, to mark the grand opening of a new educational center.
The Neighborhood Educational Opportunity Center will offer classes, counseling and other support services to local residents.
Today, visitors got a chance to tour the facility.
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((JOYCE GLASE: THIS IS A WALK IN SCHOOL THAT THEY CAN REGISTER, RECEIVE CAREER COUNSELING AND STUDIES, COMPUTER TRAINING RIGHT HERE WHICH WILL HELP THEIR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AS WELL AS THEIR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS ENTIRE COMMUNITY.))
[OUT Q=this entire community.]
The center is a cooperative project involving area churches, the Camp Grove Neighborhood Association, and Danville Community College.
The project is part of DCC's effort to bring college services closer to local residents.
Up next--we'll get some feedback from one Roanoke resident about the Home-Depot decision.
And, we'll catch up with Danville's first female mayor when the news continues.
People in Roanoke County are upset about a lot of things these days.
The proposed route for Interstate-73, the site for a new high school..
But, nothing has brought us more phone calls or mail than the county supervisors decision to approve plans for a Home Depot.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has more in this week's News-7 Feedback.
[IN Q=Most of the]
[OUT Q=Joe, McKean, News 7.]
((Most of the comments fell along the lines of this note:
"The rezoning is a bad idea and was properly rejected by the Board last month. It is bad because it will turn a residential and neighborhood commercial center into a regional one which will overpower the Cave Spring Corner area and nearby residential neighborhoods. It will entirely change the character of the neighborhood and lead to a decline in property values."
"The Home Depot zoning request was not even on the agenda. The citizens of Roanoke County had absolutely no chance to addres the reconsideration of this important zoning matter."
If you'd like to comment on the Home Depot matter, the release of the Kenneth Starr report, or our news coverage, here's how to do it.
Our mailing address is News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, VA 24022-0007.
If you prefer to send a fac, the number is 540-343-7269.
Email goes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, try our on-line moderated forum on the web page, wdbj7.com. Joe McKean, News-7.))
Ruby Archie made history in Danville this summer--becoming the first woman to serve as mayor of the city.
Christy Hubley has more in this week's Virginia Profiles.
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[SUPER=01-Ruby Archie/Danville Mayor; :13]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]
((July 1, 1998 is a date that will go down in Danville history.
That Wednesday afternoon, Ruby Archie became the city's first female mayor.
It's a distinction she doesn't consider that outstanding.
[IN Q=I don't thing I]
((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR: I DON'T THINK I NEED TO MAKE SUCH A BIG DEAL ON THE FACT THAT I'M THE FIRST FEMALE, BUT JUST THE FACT THAT I'M ANOTHER ONE OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT THEY HAD ENOUGH CONFIDENCE IN TO VOTE ME IN AS MAYOR.))
[OUT Q=vote me in as mayor.]
Leisure time is a thing of the past for Mayor Archie-- but she's learning to enjoy her demanding public job.
[IN Q=I have to admit there's]
((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR: I HAVE TO ADMIT THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING A MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL AND BEING MAYOR. THERE ARE SO MANY ORGANIZATIONS THAT WANT YOU TO DO VARIOUS RIBBON CUTTINGS, A PROCLAMATION, OR COME AND SPEAK HERE OR SPEAK THERE. PLUS THE DUTIES THAT YOU'RE EXPECTED TO DO AS MAYOR. OH, IT DEMANDS A GREAT DEAL OF YOUR TIME.))
[OUT Q=great deal of your time.]
Archie says her first priority for Danville is economic development.
Too many businesses-- like the Durham 2000 hosiery plant-- are closing or leaving the city.
[IN Q=I would love to see]
((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR: I WOULD LOVE TO SEE OUR CITY CONCENTRATE ON GETTING SOME MORE INDUSTRIES OR BUSINESSES HERE-- MAYBE SOMETHING THAT WOULD EMPLOY 200-500 PEOPLE-- THAT WOULD HELP DANVILLE GREATLY.))
[OUT Q=help Danville greatly.]
Archie will serve out her second four year term on city council.
After that, she says she'll starting enjoying her retirement at home.
[IN Q=I'm not one to sit down]
((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR: I'M NOT ONE TO SIT DOWN SO DON'T THINK OF I GO HOME I WILL BE DOING NOTHING. THERE WILL BE SOMETHING ELSE THAT WILL KEEP ME JUST AS INVOLVED WHEN I DECIDE NO LONGER TO PARTICIPATE IN POLITICS.))
[OUT Q=participate in politics.]
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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Sammy Sosa moved past Roger Maris and tied Mark McGwire yesterday afternoon for the single season home run record.
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The Cubs were hosting the Brewers in Chicago yesterday.
In the fifth inning, sosa hit an 0 and 1 pitch from Milwaukee reliever Bronswell Patrick into the street behind left field a 480 foot blast and his 61-st homer of the season.
Sosa would strike again this time in the ninth sending this shot over the left field wall and out on the street a two run homer tieing him with Mark McGwire at 62. Sosa homered in all three games of the series with Milwaukee.
Mark McGwire left last night's game with Houston with minor back spasms. McGwire hasn't homered since getting 62 Tuesday night.
Florida scores six runs in the seventh and eighth innings in a 6 to 5 win over the Atlanta Braves.
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A scenic view of Turner Field in Atlanta.
The Marlins led 2 to 1 then in the seventh Kevin Orrie sends this shot deep over the left field wall for a two run homer and the Marlins would lead 4 to 1.
Atlanta's Andrew Jones would connect for this solo
homer in the bottom of the seventh but the Marlins hold on for the 6 to 5 win.
Rafael Palmeiro had three hits today as the Orioles hold off the Angels 12 to 7.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
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Patrick Rafter defended his title at the U. S. open yesterday afternoon with a four set win over fellow Australian Mark Philippousis.
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Rafter should move into the number two position in the world just behind Pete Sampras.
He used a big serve and just five unforced errors winning the final ten games of the match. He took command of the match after it was tied at one set apiece and two all in the third winning in straight sets 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-love.
The Broncos and Packers win. More later on mornin.
And coming up, Virginia moves to number 10 in the A-P college football poll the Packers and Broncos win today.
But the Carolina Panthers are 0 and 2 after losing to New Orleans this aftenoon.
The Carolina Panthers are 0 and 2 after losing to New Orleans yesterday afternoon 19 to 14.
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Dom Capers working the sideline in the first quarter of the game.
New Orleans puts it in the air Danny Wuerrful hooking up with Sean Dawkins on this 64 yard touchdown pass giving the Saints a 7 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
The Panthers come back in the second William Floyd scoring on the one yard run to tie the game at 7 to 7.
New Orleans would seal the win in the fourth
quarter Ray Zellars scoring from 15 yards out the Saints win it 19 to 14.
The Green Bay Packers continued their dominance of Tampa Bay. Brett Favre passed for two touchdowns as Green Bay beat the Bucs 23 to 15.
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Favre giving his team a little pep talk before the start of the game.
In the second quarter, Reggie White gets through the line and sacks Trent Dilfer to get the Green Bay all time sack record.
Then Favre would put the game away in the fourth
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quarter hitting Antonio Freeman on this 38 yard touchdown pass and the Packers win it 23 to 15.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
John Elway and Terrel Davis combined for over 500 yards of total offense in a 42 to 23 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
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Davis on the bench getting some oxygen.
Troy Aikman left the game with a broken collarbone but before he left he hits Ernie Mills on this 36 yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 7 to 7.
But the Cowboys couldn't stop Davis. He ran for
191 yards and three touchdowns as the Broncos cruised to the 42 to 23 win.
Aikman will be out of action for 4 to 8 weeks.
A Busy week in the N-F-L today.
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In Jacksonville, The Jaguars would jump on the Chiefs early in the game.
Reggie Barlow returned the first Chief punt of the game 85 yards for a touchdown the first punt return for a score in Jaguar history as Jacksonville beats Kansas City.
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At the Meadowlands, The Jets ran into a red hot Ravens team.
Eric Zeier replaced Jim Harbaugh in the second quarter and threw this 20 yard touchdown pass to Eric Green as the Ravens beat the Jets.
Now, Here's the rest of the scores.
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The Virginia Cavaliers made a move in the Associated Press college football poll.
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Yesterday in Charlottesville the Cavaliers beat Maryland 31 to 19. Aaron Brooks passed for 225 yards and two touchdowns and the Cavaliers moved two spaces to the 10-th spot.
Virginia is 2 and 0 heading to next weeks home game against Clemson.
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Yesterday in Death Valley Al Clark ran for two touchdowns and passed for another as the Hokies routed the Tigers 37 to nothing.
The Hokies received 94 votes but failed to crack the top 25. The 2 and 0 Hokies open their conference scheduled next week at Miami.
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Cross Country runners, battle the course as well has other athletes for the best time in the race.
Now at Roanoke College runners tackle the tough terrain in full view of the spectators.
Denise Allen has more.
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(( In this race the hurdles are tree roots and rocks.
[IN Q=21:06:00 track i think]
((DAVID ANGELL/ROANOKE COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY: TRACK I THINK TAKES A LITTLE MORE FOCUS. YOU HAVE TO PLAY MIND GAMES TO FORGET THE FACT THAT YOU'RE RUNNING AROUND IN CIRCLES. WHERE AS A ROAD RACE YOU GET OUT WITH THE PEOPLE AND ENJOY THE SCENERY.))
[OUT Q=enjoy the scenery]
The scenery at the Roanoke College course includes some construction. The course is laid out over three fields at the Elizabeth Campus and goes around what will soon be soccer fields.
Runners say it's challenging.
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((CASEY SMITH/CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER: I THINK THAT'S BECAUSE IT'S MOSTLY GRASS. WE ALSO HAVE AN AREA OF CONSTRUCTION SO YOU REALLY HAVE TO WATCH YOUR FOOTING AND WE HAVE A BIG HILL BUT IT'S MOSTLY BECAUSE IT'S GRASS AND IT'S SLOWER.))
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[IN Q=23:50:00 BEING ON NATURAL]
((FINN PINCUS/CROSS COUNTRY COACH: BEING ON NATURAL SURFACES THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH THINGS LIKE, THERE HAVE BEEN HOLES OUT THERE RUNNING UP THAT HILL, RUNNING IN PLACES THAT AREN'T ALWAYS EVEN. IT TAKES A DIFFERENT KIND OF STRENGTH BECAUSE YOU HAVE CHANGE GEARS.))
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The division three men run an eight K and women run a five K race. Roanoke College's course is unique because most of it is visible to spectors watching from the parking lot of the
Roanoke's next race is September 26th. At least six colleges will be participating in the Maroon Invitational.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.
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Finally tonight--one couple's trip to the altar..
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ended in a pit stop at the race track.
Marc Hopper and Kathy Fincher tied the knot at the Huntsville Speedway yesterday.
The groom works there as a pace car driver.
The pair exchanged vows, then drove off in style in a race car.
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