Today on News 7, President Clinton meets with the media face to face for the first time since the release of the Starr report.
And the paperback versions of the Report are in area bookstores, but not for long.
A subtle break in the heat tomorrow, with better results by Friday. Your forecast is coming up.
Today on health check --
A Roanoke couple has double trouble twice in one year. Two sets of twins born in 10 months.
And we'll tell you how one of the youngest recipients of a heart transplant is doing.
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President Clinton faces media questions for the first time since Ken Starr's report was released.
It was his first official news conference since the report came out.
President Clinton told the American people he will stay right where is- He will not resign.
The President also insisted the American people want him to get on with the nation's business.
Jonathan Freed is in Washington DC with more on what the President said.
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((At his first news conference since the Kenneth Starr report was delivered to Congress, the President of the United States insisted the
American people now know what happened in the Monica Lewinsky case...and
that they want him, and Congress, to get on with the nation's business.
CLINTON: I'M TRYING TO DO THE QUITE PAINFUL
WORK...DEALING WITH MY FAMILY...LEADING THIS COUNTRY...HEARTENED BY WHAT
WORLD LEADERS ARE SAYING TO ME.
Mr. Clinton was appearing with the visiting President of the Czech Republic. He did not directly answer questions about whether he would
ever see a time when he might consider resigning.
CLINTON: THE RIGHT THING FOR OUR COUNTRY...NOT TO GET MIRED IN DETAILS...BUT TO FOCUS ON...ACKNOWLEDGED IT...TRYING TO LEAD THE
On Capitol Hill, debate was still stuck on whether to release videotape
of the President's grand jury testimony.
The recording is said to show a President who, under four hours of often
sexually-graphic questioning by prosecutors, appears angry and defiant
The White House is concerned that the image of an upset Mr. Clinton will erase his recent weeks of apologies from the public's mind. On top of that, officials are worried the testimony will be political fodder for
Republican attack ads this fall.
A CBS News poll suggests a large majority of Americans do not think it's
necessary to make the video public. The Republican chair of the Senate
judiciary committee believes the tape must come out.
SEN. ORRIN HATCH/CHAIR, JUDICIARY COMMITTEE/R-UT.:
JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS : ASIDE FROM THE VIDEO, THERE ARE ALSO PAGES AND PAGES OF SEXUALLY-EXPLICIT MATERIAL STILL UNDER SEAL. THE
HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE IS SLATED TO MEET IN PRIVATE TOMORROW TO
DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH IT ALL. J-F...WASHINGTON.))
The Starr Report is now out in paper-back form, but you may have trouble getting your hands on a copy.
Clerks say the books are flying off the shelves as fast as they can stock them.
Most local stores are sold out and are putting customers on a waiting list.
Three different companies are publishing the report, the cost ranges from 5 to 10 dollars.
The group that has most vocally opposed American Electric Power's proposed power line was unusually quiet today.
"FORCE" ... or "Friends of Regional Culture and the Environment," had no public comment.
Privately, members of the group say they believe A-E-P WILL eventually win permission to build a new line.
Yesterday the state asked A-E-P to study an alternative route for the line.
Instead of running from Wyoming County, West Virginia, to Cloverdale.
It would connect power stations in Wyoming and Jackson's Ferry, which is in Southeast Wythe County.
A-E-P spokesman Todd Burns said that alternative would back up this area's power supply, but only until the year 2008.
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((TODD BURNS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: THE WYOMING- JACKSON'S FERRY PROJECT DOESN'T HAVE THAT LONG-TERM BENEFIT BUT WITH THE DEVELOPMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN COMING FORTH, IT'S DEMONSTRATED IT IS WORTHY OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION.))
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It will be at least five years before a new line could be put into use.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll head to Nelson County where television's Walton family is about to make a return,
And we'll see why some state gaming officials are concerned about just who is buying up shares of stock in Virginia's only horse track.
And in Health Check, we'll meet a family who is dealing with a double blessing. They've had two sets of twins in just 10 months.
Shares of stock in Virginia's only horse racing track are trading for less than two dollars a share.
One could buy a lot for a relatively small amount of money.
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Somebody's doing just that-- and it's attracting some negative attention from Virginia's Racing Commission.
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((IAN STEWART/COLONIAL DOWNS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER: IT'S OBVIOUS THAT SOMEBODY IS ACQUIRING SHARES, AND THEY'RE DOING IT WITHOUT FOLLOWING THE LAWS OF THE STATE. SO THEY'RE ENGAGED IN DOING SOME KIND OF ILLEGAL ACTIVITY IF THEY ACQUIRE MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT WITHOUT THE VIRGINIA RACING COMMISSION APPROVAL.))
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((JIM WEINBERG: JUST AS IF YOU WERE GETTING A PERMIT TO PARTICIPATE AS A MUTUEL CLERK, OR A GROOMSMAN, OR AN OWNER OF A HORSE, YOU HAVE A FINGERPRINT AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK, THE COMMISSION THOUGHT IT EQUALLY APPROPRIATE TO SCRUTINIZE THE OWNERS OF THE LICENSEES TO THE SAME BACKGROUND CHECKS.))
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Track officials are asking the Attorney General's office to investigate.
61-percent of Colonial Downs' public stock has traded hands in the last week.
The fall thoroughbred meet just kicked off on Labor Day.
A nationally known motivational speaker told Ferrum College students he's cracked the code to success.
Tom Ryan says success takes focus, integrity, willpower, attitude and passion.
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((TOM RYAN/MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER: HOW MANY PASSIONATE PEOPLE DO YOU SEE OUT THERE? YOU DON'T NEED TO BE MOTIVATED, YOU DON'T NEED TO BE PERSISTANT OR DISCIPLINED. THAT'S A WASTE OF TIME. YOU NEED TO BE PASSIONATE.))
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Ryan went from selling door to door at age 18, to owning a multi-million dollar apparel company by 25.
But by 30, Ryan had lost his marriage, money and business -- and was living out of a pickup truck.
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((TOM RYAN: WHEN SOMETHING BECOMES HARD OR DIFFICULT MOST PEOPLE QUIT.
YOUR DEGREE OF SUCCESS IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO YOUR EFFORT, EVERY SINGLE TIME.))
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Ryan eventually built a second multi-million dollar company, re-married, and is now on a celebrity speaking circuit.
He reminded students how much they could influence other people and urged them to communicate with confidence.
Sixty years ago construction began on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the government forced thousands of families to give up their mountain top homes.
Those emotional times were first captured in an epidsode of the T-V show "The Waltons." Now they're being brought to the stage in Nelson County.
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That's where Steve smallshaw joins us live with the story of "THE CONFLICT."
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About this time every day we either have Patrick Evans in the house or on the road. Today we have the best of both Worlds. He's in a Roadhouse.
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Do you get in trouble when you throw peanut shells on the floor at your house?
Well, today Patrick Evans profiles a place where you're EXPECTED to throw the shells on the floor, and peanuts are just the beginning of a great meal at the new Logan's Roadhouse.
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Coming up in Sports, Steve Mason will wrap up this week's high school basketball action.
Coming up next on health check, a 10 week old baby is a living example of the importance of organ donation.
And the Trotters are the proud parents of four babies all born within a year.
How'd they manage that? Two sets of twins.
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((KATHY TROTTER/TWINS MOTHER: THAT WAS A COMPLETE SURPRISE ALSO, WE THOUGHT WE'D WAIT THREE OR FOUR YEARS BUT WE WOULDN'T CHANGE IT NOW FOR ANYTHING.))
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A 10-week old little girl is responding well following heart transplant surgery.
Stephanie Gossage was born with a critically deformed heart and doctors said she would not live six months without the operation.
Last week, Stephanie's parent's hope came in the form of another family's heartbreak.
Their nine month old baby was killed in an automobile accident.
They donated the baby's organs and doctors say it was their heroic act that saved Stephanie.
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((SOT DR. ROBERT HIGGINS/TRANSPLANT SURGEON: "THEY HAD THE GUTS IN THE FACE OF A DEVASTATING EMOTIONAL AND
PHYSICAL TRAUMA TO MAKE THE DECISION TO DONATE THEIR LOVED ONE'S ORGANS."))
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Nearly 30 percent of children needing a heart transplant die waiting for a donor.
On average, 60 percent of infants receiving transplants survive at least nine years.
A Roanoke couple has been blessed twice this year, actually four times.
Kathy Trotter had fraternal twins ten months ago, and again three weeks ago.
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((KATHY TROTTER/TWINS MOTHER: THIS MAKES EIGHT SETS IN MY FAMILY. MY MOM AND DAD BOTH HAVE TWIN SETS OF BROTHERS AND THIS IS CARRIED ON, BUT I'M THE ONLY ONE WITH TWO SETS THOUGH, SO THAT WAS PRETTY WILD.))
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Kathy, Kimberley, Kaitlin, Larry, Lauren, but there's still one missing, Lindsey is coming home from Community Hospital today.
The whole family's excited about picking her up, well almost everyone.
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((DR. HUGH WELLS/NEONATOLOGIST: THIS FAMILY WAS VERY FAMILIAR TO US BECAUSE WHEN THESE TWINS WERE BORN, THEY HAD TWINS IN HERE JUST TEN MONTHS EARLIER WHO WERE AND SO HAVE THESE BABIES SO WE'RE VERY HAPPY ABOUT THAT.))
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Whereever they go -- this Roanoke family attracts attention -- and some strange questions.
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((LARRY TROTTER/TWINS FATHER: WE HAD THESE TWO OUT AND THEY WERE STILL IN THE WOMB, LAUREN AND LINDSEY, AND SOMEBODY CAME UP AND ASKED "ARE THOSE TWINS" AND I SAID YES, AND THE FIRST QUESTION OUT OF THEIR MOUTH IS DO THOSE LOOK JUST LIKE THE ONES WE HAVE NOW, WELL THERE'S NO WAY FOR US TO TELL RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THEY ARE STILL IN THE WOMB.))
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Though none are identical, they do look alike, but they are already showing signs of indiviuality.
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((LARRY TROTTER/TWINS FATHER: RIGHT NOW KIMBERLY'S THE WILD ONE AND KAITLINS MORE SUBDUED SHE'S CRAWLING, SHE TOOK THREE STEPS TWO DAYS AGO AND KAITLIN JUST NOW STARTED CRAWLING.))
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And although they have a full house right now, the Trotters say this may not be the end of the pitter patter of little feet.
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((KATHY TROTTER/TWINS MOTHER: I LEFT THAT OPTION OPEN JUST IN CASE, BUT IT'LL BE SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS.))
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It'll take the Trotters a little longer to get where they are going now, but the ride will never be lonely.
Our two minute ticker every Wednesday tips off with girls basketball.
Steve Mason has some exciting words from the hard wood in Hometown Hoops weekly.
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((Three Rivers district front runner Floyd County is 7 and 3. Michelle Quisenberry is averaging 11 points and six steals a game.
Hohoheegee District power Rural Retreat is lead by senior guard Christy Osborne who should top the thousand point mark in her next two games. She's averaging 15 a game.
Mountain Empire's Fort Chiswell is 4 and 3 but have won two straight. 6'1" senior center Kelly Reynolds is averaging 21 points a game and drawing interest from Roanoke and Emory and Henry colleges. Chiswell is defending the district crown.
In double A's Piedmont District, this could be Lisa Blacks's best team in her 15 years. Four starters are back, including Heather Miller who is averaging 30 a game. with second leading rebounder Tierra balilies coming back from a sprained ankle, the Lady Bengals should be even tougher.
Dawn Coleman has one starter back and Jefferson Forest has it's hands full in the seminole District. Playing tough competition early, lie William Byrd, should force these young ladies to grow up fast.))
One of the music world's biggest hits has brought in even more money.
The notebook in which Beatle Paul McCartney wrote the lyrics to "Hey Jude" sold yesterday for 168-thousand dollars at a London auction.
A British businesman bought the notebook for his actress daughter who plays a character named Jude on a British soap opera.
The notebook also contains the lyrics for "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band.
McCartney wrote "Hey Jude," for Julian Lennon during the breakup of his parent's marriage.
It is one of the best selling Beatle's singles ever.