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A new development in the custody portion of the U-V-A baby switch case.
One of the mothers involoved says if anything changes, she'll take her daughter and leave town.
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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.
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One man is dead following an early morning shooting yesterday in Roanoke.
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It happened along the 400 block of Gilmer Avenue at about 3-30.
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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History could repeat itself in the White House.
That's according to a Roanoke attorney who served as the chief Republican Lawyer for the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearings of Richard Nixon. 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.
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((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.)) [RUNS16]
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But Garrison says according to Gerald Ford's rule of thumb, that still doesn't determine whether what Clinton did was an impeachable offense.
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((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.)) [RUNS09]
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Garrison says the trouble Clinton is in now is self-inflicted.
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((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.)) [RUNS26]
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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.))

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Danville residents celebrated the opening yesterday of a new educational center.
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The Neighborhood Educational Opportunity Center will offer classes, counseling and other support services to local residents.
Yesterday, 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.))
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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.
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The heat is forcing some schools to close early today..
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Schools in Pittsylvania County and Patrick 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.
[Take Pinnacle Board #103]


And Danville Public Schools will operate on a Half-Day schedule today.
[Take Pinnacle #104]


Henry County schools will also close early.
Elementary schools close at noon, middle schools at 12:45 and high schools close at one.
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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast..
After last week's cool weather, expect record- breaking heat today, with temperatures rising into the mid- 90s under mostly sunny skies.
Some clouds move in overnight, as temperatures drop into the low- 60s.
The extended forecast...
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The National Transportation Safety Board's has released its final report on a deadly Montgomery County plane crash.

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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.
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Roanoke police are looking for a suspect in connection with a weekend fatal shooting.
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It happened early yesterday morning along the 400 block of Gilmer Avenue.
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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The mother of a murdered teenage girl wants to witness the exeuction of her daughter's killer.
Tommy David Strickler is scheduled to be put to death later this week.
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Strickler was sentenced to die for the murder of Esther Whitlock's 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.
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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.
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((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 news@wdbj7.com.
And, try our on-line moderated forum on the web page, wdbj7.com. Joe McKean, News-7.))


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The heat is forcing some schools to close early today..
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Schools in Pittsylvania County and Patrick County will close at one o'clock.
[take pinnacle board #101]


In Martinsville...
Patrick Henry Elementary will close at 12:30..
[take pinnacle board #102]


and, Albert Harris Elementary will close at 1 p-m.
[Take Pinnacle Board #103]


Danville Public Schools will operate on a Half-Day schedule today.
[Take Pinnacle #104]


Henry County schools will also close early.
Elementary schools close at noon, middle schools at 12:45 and high schools close at one.
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Turning your attention now to weather--
Mostly sunny again today, with record heat likely.
Highs climbing into the mid 90s.
Overnight, skies will turn partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s.
The extended outlook is calling for more of the same, until Thursday, when we could see some much- needed showers.

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The Reverend Jerry Falwell is calling for President Clinton's resignation.
He told his congregation yesterday that he's disappointed so few clergymen have condemned the political scandel now surrouding the President.
Falwell said Americans were getting the kind of leadership they deserve when they support President Clinton just because the economy is good.
But he also said immorality in the government isn't limited to the White House and Congress should be cleaned up as well.

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While both familes in the U-V-A baby switch case say they want the little girls to stay where they are, one of the mothers involved says she'll take her daughter out of town if anything changes.
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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.
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If convicted killer Tommy David Strickler is put to death as scheduled this week, his victim's mother will be watching.
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Strickler was sentenced to die for the murder of Esther Whitlock's daughter Leann.
Whitlock says her presence will show she appreciates the people who worked to bring Strickler to justice.
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co./File Tape]


Leann Whitlock was a student at James Madison University when she was abducted in January, 19-90 and bludgeoned to death.
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It only took a few seconds to bring a 75-year-old Richmond structure crashing to the ground.
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Demolition crews imploded one of Richmond oldest skyscrapers yesterday.
Hundreds lined the streets of Richmond, peering through police barricades, waiting for hours to catch a glimpse of the explosive performance.
The demolition was part of a 50 million-dollar downtown renovation program.
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A return to summertime temperatures is prompting some area school systems to change their schedules today....
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Schools in Pittsylvania County and Patrick County will close at one o'clock.
[take pinnacle board #101]


And, in Martinsville...
Patrick Henry Elementary will close at 12:30..
[take pinnacle board #102]


and, Albert Harris Elementary will close at 1 p-m.
[Take Pinnacle Board #103]


And Danville Public Schools will operate on a Half-Day schedule today.
[Take Pinnacle #104]


Henry County schools will also close early.
Elementary schools close at noon, middle schools at 12:45 and high schools close at one.
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Shifting gears now to weather--
Hot again today, as temperatures once again rise to near record levels in the mid 90s, under mostly sunny skies.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the low to mid 60s.
And the extended forecast is calling for partly to mostly sunny skies through mid- week, then some showers or thunderstorms possible by Thursday.
Look for temperatures to also cool off by then...
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