[Clinton-Tape]

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T-V networks are already making plans on how they'll run the tape of President Clinton's grand jury testimony.
But it hinges on a House committee vote today on releasing the tape.
The Judiciary Committee is debating the issue at this hour behind closed doors.
All three cable news networks say they plan to air the entire tape, unedited as soon as they get it.
Maureen Maher reports from Washington.
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[tokyo-stocks]


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It's not looking good for investors on Wall Street this afternoon.
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In the opening minutes of trading the Dow lost more than 200 points.
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Overseas markets are also sharply down.
Tokyo stocks fell to their lowest level in 12 years today.
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Analysts say investors are worried after Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan dashed any hopes for a global, coordinated interest rate cut.
When Japan's Prime Minister meets with President Clinton next week, he'll hear Washington wants Japan to get the Japanese economy back on track.
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((CHARLENE BARSHEFSKY, US TRADE REP TO JAPAN: INACTION OR DELAY OF REFORM WILL SIMPLY MAKE THE WORK TODAY EXPONENTIALLY MORE DIFFICULT AND THE RISKS FAR GREATER LATER ON. ))
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Barshefsky said the U.S. government would presenting Japan with a list of deregulation requests by the end of September.
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[Dedmon]


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Former Radford University president Donald Dedmon has passed away.
Dedmon died February 13-th, but school officials just recently found out.
Dedmon's wife said he had a heart attack.
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Dedmon was president for 22 years-- from 1972 to 1994.
When he began his term, Radford was an all-female school with fewer than 37-hundred students.
When he left, Radford was a co-ed university with more than 95-hundred students.
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Dedmon's final days at Radford were clouded by accusations that he misappropriated several thousand dollars of the U

niversity's discretionary funding.[E-Power-line]


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It means more work, but American Electric Power says it's encouraged by the state's latest request to study alternate powerline routes.
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On Tuesday, the state asked A-E-P to study an alternative route for the proposed high-voltage line. [Pre-pro MAP]
Instead of running from Wyoming County, West Virginia, to Cloverdale...
The alternative would connect power stations in Wyoming and Jackson's Ferry, which is in Southeast Wythe County.
Even though studying the alternative will set back the date a power line could be built, A-E-P is heartened by language in the State Corporation Commission's request...
Language that says a new power line would protect Southwest Virginia's supply of electricity.
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((TODD BURNS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: THE FOCUS OF THE PROJECT, AS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT SINCE THE BEGINNING IS: IT'S NEEDED TO SERVE THE CITIZENS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. WE'VE SAID THAT THE SCC HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE THE PROJECT BASED ON THE NEEDS OF THE CITIZENS OF SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA.))
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The group that has most vocally opposed the power line didn't have any public comments today.
But privately, members of the group believe A-E-P ultimately will win permission to build the line.
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[E-Home-Depot]


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It now appears the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors WILL reconsider the Home Depot Rezoning.
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Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson says he believes a majority of the board will vote next week to reconsider the decision, and then refer the issue to county staff.
That will set the stage for a full public hearing in October.
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Johnson hopes the move will answer opponents complaints that the process wasn't handled fairly.

[ramsey]


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For a third day grand jurors in Colorado are hearing more testimony in the JonBenet murder investigation.
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[4:12:18]
Detectives are presenting background information, hoping to build a foundation to help them finally solve the case.
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Now comes word from a source that a fiber found on the tape that covered the mouth of the six year old matched a fiber taking from clothing belonging to her mother, Patsy Ramsey.
The D-A has said that JonBenet's parents are under ``an umbrella of suspicion.''
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[S-Stewart]


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It was Mother's Day 1991 when he fatally shot his wife and five month old baby, and arranged their corpses cradling one another in bed.
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Now, Kenneth Manuel Stewart, Jr. is defying expectations again, as the first man in Virginia to choose the electric chair since 1994.
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Virginia has executed 30 killers by lethal injection since it became a choice.
But prison officials say they've tested the chair every month since '94, and will test it twice next week.
Stewart's attorney says he may have made the decision as a result of a continuing depression he's suffered.
His execution is scheduled for next Wednesday.
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[L'burg-Wreck]


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A Lynchburg man faces drunk driving charges after a fiery crash on Route 460 last night.
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Police say 28- year- old Charles Miles Junior was headed east on 460 when he lost control of his pickup and hit the guardrail.
The truck flipped several times and then caught fire.. a passerby helped pull Miles to safety.
Miles suffered head injuries in the crash and is listed in fair condition today at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Another man in the truck.. 38- year- old David Crider.. was treated and released.
Police say alcohol was to blame for the accident.
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[tobacco-prices]


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The world's two biggest tobacco companies are being accused of conspiring to fix cigarette prices.
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The Los Angeles Times says Philip Morris and British American Tobacco plotted to fix prices and divide market shares in Argentina, Venezuela, Costa Rica and other Latin American nations.
The report cites internal documents that are part of the state of Washington's lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
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The alleged activities would be illegal in the United States, but it's not clear if they're illegal in the countries where they allegedly occurred.

[Butler]


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A United Nations diplomat says the domestic scandal surrounding President Clinton has not weakened U.S. efforts to force Iraq to give up its illegal weapons.
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Richard Butler heads the UN's weapons inspection program in Iraq.
He told an audience at Virginia Western Community College last night that the confrontation with Iraq is an important test case.
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((RICHARD BUTLER/CHIEF U.N. WEAPONS INSPECTOR: THERE IS A UNITY IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THAT SAYS WE MUST NOT LOSE THE IRAQ CASE. THERE IS A DETERMINATION TO BRING IRAQ BACK UNDER THE LAW AND GET RID OF THE VARIOUS ELEMENTS OF ITS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.))
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Butler says recent events have brought the UN and Iraq to the verge of another crisis.
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[Twins]


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The Trotters like to do things in twos -- even have babies.
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The Roanoke couple is pulling double duty after giving birth to twins, twice in under a year. Each set of twins is only ten months apart in age, which means they may be mistaken for quadruplets.
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((LARRY TROTTER/TWINS FATHER:ALL FOUR OF THEM WILL START FIRST GRADE AT THE SAME TIME, SO JUST LOOK OUT TEACHERS I GUESS, WE'LL DO OUR JOB UP UNTIL THEN, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE WEIRD FOR THEM TO ALL LEAVE THE HOUSE THE SAME DAY, BUT IT OUGHT TO BE EXCITING.))
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The Trotters say they were not using fertility drugs when they became pregnant, they say they were just lucky.
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In the 1930's, hundreds of area families were forced out of their homes to make way for the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The controversy became the plot for one of the most popular episodes of the t-v show "The Waltons".. now that show is being reproduced on a Nelson County stage.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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((It's a tale that many people in the Blue Ridge mountains remember all too well.
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ONE SUMMER WE WERE TO LEARN THAT MAN COULD ALSO TAKE AWAY THAT WHICH THE LAND HAD GIVEN. [RUNS06]
The showdown between the mountain folk and the government made for good t-v in the 1970's.. now the "Waltons" script has been adapted for the stage, and a play being performed at the Mountain Cove Vineyards.
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((CHRIS BAUMER/CO- DIRECTOR: THE STORY TRANSLATES VERY WELL TO THE STAGE, SO I THINK THE CHALLENGE FOR US HAS BEEN REINVENTING THE STORY WITH A LOT OF LOCAL RESOURCES AND LOCAL COLOR.)) [RUNS08]
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Warner Brothers still owns the rights to the t-v series, but Earl Hamner helped cut a deal where the play can only be performed here in Nelson County. And the directors say this is the best place for it. [RUNS10]
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((BOOMIE PEDERSON/CO- DIRECTOR: WELL IT'S A NATURAL SET. I MEAN THIS IS THE LAND THAT'S BEING TALKED ABOUT IN THE PARTICULAR PLAY AND HERE IT IS AND IT'S ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.)) [RUNS07]
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Earl Hamner will be on hand for Friday's premiere.
The show runs through October 11th. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Nelson County.))

[sosa]


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The home run record race continues.
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Last night Chicago Cub Sammy Sosa tied Mark McGwire's record of 63 by launching a grand slam in the eighth inning of the cubs 6 to 3 victory over San Diego.
Sosa also had six R-B-I's on the evening which give him a Major League leading 154 R-B-I's on the season.
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((SAMMY SOSA: I HAVE TO SAY I WAS IN THAT SITUATION BEFORE AND I SAY TO MYSELF DON'T WANT TO STRIKE OUT... WANT TO COME THROUGH FOR MY TEAM. ))
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The win puts the cubs a half game ahead of the Mets in the National Leagues Wild Card race.
And later today Sosa will get the chance to move ahead of McGwire, the Cubs play while McGwire's Cardinals are off.

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[S-MLB]


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With all due respect to Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, there are some other guys in the major leagues who can hit the long ball.
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This is the Indians Manny Ramirez, who Tuesday night hit a homer in three consecutive at bats against the Blue Jays.


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Last night against the Twins in his first at bat he slammed another homer to tie a big league record for homering in his fourth straight at bat.
He hit another one last night to tie a big league mark with five homers in two games.
He now has 42 for the season.
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[S-Skins]


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As if things couldn't get any worse for the Washington Redskins, last night veteran quarterback Jeff Hostetler quit the team!
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Yesterday Hostetler met with head coach Norv Turner to vent his frustration over being placed third on the depth chart behind Trent Green and Gus Frerotte.
The 15 year veteran emerged from the meeting, cleaned out his locker, removed his name plate and drove home to West Virginia.
Norv Turner would only say he was excused from practice. The coach says he doesn't know if Hostettler plans on coming back to the team.
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[S-Brown]


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Like the Redskins, the Buffalo Bills are off to an oh and 2 start.
The bulk of the blame so far has been applied to the Bills' offensive line.
Former E.C. Glass Reuben Brown reponded to the critics yesterday, in particular members of the media who cover the Bills on a regular basis.
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[Bond-Preview]


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Fans of Britain's best known spy, James Bond, are getting the chance to bid on movie memorabilia.
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Christie's in London is auctioning off a number of items including costumes, posters, autographs and cars relating to the films, which spanned more than 35 years.
The Lotus Esprit car that became a submarine in "The Spy Who Loved Me" fetched 49-thousand dollars.
Other items up for auction include the specially adapted Rolex watch (----------------) worn by Roger Moore in "Live and Let Die."