Americans will now be able to see the President's taped testimony before Ken Starr's grand jury.
To the White House's disappointment the House Judiciary voted to release the tapes.
Jonathan Freed reports.
[SUPER=01-Rep. Barry Frank/D-Judiciary Committee; :29]
[SUPER=01-Rep Henry Hyde/R-Judiciary Committee; :38]
[SUPER=01-Barry Toiv/White House Spokesperson; :58]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:40]
[OUT Q=CBS News]
((In these boxes is the video the country is anxious to see.
Under close guard, the president's grand jury testimony in the Monica
Lewinsky case left a Capitol Hill office building to be copied before
being released to the public.
Earlier the House Judiciary Committee voted to release the video, along
with 28-hundred pages of back-up material from Kenneth Starr's report.
The vote was split along party lines with the Republican majority
getting it's way.
(SOT: Rep. Barney Frank, D-Judiciary Committee)
(SOT: Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Judiciary Committee)
"We've accomplished a lot.bi-partisanship is flourishing." (NATS)
The White House is concerned that, when the nation sees the video, the
President will appear angry and evasive under the questioning of Starr's
(SOT: Barry Toiv/White House Spokesperson)
The Congress has important work to do here and the American people have
a right to fundamental fairness and bi-partisan cooperation. Instead of
fairness some republicans want to rush the release of salacious material
defying the highest traditions of the House of Representatives."
With the committee's decision looming overhead, Mister Clinton kept to
his public schedule.
He continues to count on his support in the polls to help pull him
But at one event in Washington, it appeared to some that the controversy
was weighing on him.
Later, when asked about the Lewinsky scandal, the crowd tried to help
the President get away without answering.
JONATHAN FREED CBS NEWS))[11-Governors]
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Governor Jim Gilmore's caution set him apart from other Republican's on the matter of the Clinton presidency.
Gilmore played host to the leadership of the Republican Governor's Association.
The group's chairman turned the topic from education to the Clinton scandal.
[IN Q=It's very bad]
((GOV. DAVID BEASLEY/(R) SOUTH CAROLINA: IT'S VERY BAD. IT'S BAD FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. IT'S BAD FOR THE UNITED STATES. I DON'T LIKE IT. I WISH IT WERE NOT HAPPENING. I THINK THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS LOST THE MORAL AUTHORITY TO GOVERN AND I THINK HE SHOULD STEP DOWN AND DO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE A VERY BIG FAVOR.))
[SUPER=01-Gov. David Beasley/(R) South Carolina;]
[OUT Q=big favor.]
But Governor Gilmore won't go that far in his rhetoric.
[IN Q=I don't]
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I DON'T THINK I'M HOLDING BACK. I THINK I'M BEING RESPONSIBLE. AND THAT MEANS THAT THE CONGRESS IS THE PROPER FORUM FOR MAKING A DECISION WITH RESPECT TO IMPEACHMENT. AND WITH RESPECT TO CONVICTION. BUT I RECOMMEND THAT THEY GO FORWARD AND I THINK THAT THEY WILL.))
[OUT Q=they will.]
Two other governors joined Beasley in calling for Clinton's resignation.
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The state Democratic Party committee won't denounce the President's behavior.
The steering committee rejected two resolutions last night.
Party chairman and Delegate Kevin Plum of Fairfax says Virginia Democrats won't be goaded into a position just to appease critics.
Investigators have found another link between suspected bomber Eric Rudolph and the Atlanta Olympic Park blast.
A Tennessee gun dealer reportedly told federal agents that Rudolph bought 50 pounds of smokeless gunpowder on special order four years ago.
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/July 1996;]
This evidence is the strongest link connecting the Atlanta explosion to Rudolph.
Rudolph disappeared January 29th after an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, was bombed.
That blast killed an off duty policeman and severely injured a nurse.
Since then police have been looking for Rudolph to question him about those two incidents and a third bombing in Atlanta in 1997.
Published reports say former Roanoke School Superintendent Ed Rushton has died.
Rushton was in charge of Roanoke schools from 1953 to 1966 during a period of enrollment growth and major building projects.
He died Sunday in Orangeburg South Carolina.
Ed Rushton was 92.
For the third time in seven months, educators are trying to answer charges of racial unfairness in the Lynchburg school system.
A citizens' committee still wants to know why so many black students are being suspended and so few black teachers are being hired.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
[IN Q=On the surface]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Nygaard/School Board Chairman; :32]
[SUPER=01-James McCormick/School Superintendent; :52]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]
(( On the surface, the numbers appear slanted.
Parents were especially concerned about Robert S. Payne Elementary where 185 suspensions were handed down last year.. 143 or 74 percent of them involved black students.
That number seems high until you take into account that 80 percent of the school's base population is black.
Educators say it's also important to look at WHY the kids are being disciplined: nearly 150 of the suspensions were for acts of flagrant misconduct.. and most of those occurred IN the classroom.
[IN Q=I think that]
((ELLEN NYGAARD/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I THINK THAT IF THE PUBLIC WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE WHY CHILDREN ARE BEING SUSPENDED, I DON'T THINK PARENTS WOULD WANT CHILDREN ACTING THIS WAY IN SCHOOL.))
[OUT Q=in school.]
The citizens committee also feels the school system isn't doing enough to recruit and hire minority teachers.
Administrators say part of the problem is the pool of applicants is very shallow.
[IN Q=There are few]
((JAMES MCCORMICK/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THERE ARE FEW MINORITY TEACHERS OUT THERE READY TO STEP IN TO THE CLASSROOM BECAUSE THERE'S SO FEW ENROLLED IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES OF EDUCATION.))
[OUT Q=colleges of education.]
[IN Q=If this latest]
((If this latest report still doesn't satisfy the citizens committee, school officials have asked the State Department of Education to conduct its OWN inquiry.. and make suggestions of how things can be improved. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]))
A former Giles County Supervisor will not spend time in jail
Bobby Williams pleaded NO CONTEST yesterday to a misdemeanor and had his felony wire-tapping charges reduced.
Williams was indicted in January for playing a taped phone conversation he'd acquired in front of others.
The day the indictment was handed up Williams attempted suicide but eventually returned as a supervisor.
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./January 13;]
A few weeks ago he resigned from the board.
Prosecutor Gino Williams says the supervisor's resignation was a factor in the plea agreement.
But Bobby Williams maintains that he's wanted to resign for several months.
[IN Q=We talked about]
((BOBBY WILLIAMS/FORMER GILES CO. SUPERVISOR: I'D BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT AS EARLY AS IN THE SPRING.
TOM BLALOCK/WILLIAMS' ATTORNEY: WE TALKED ABOUT IT BEFORE THE CHARGES WERE EVEN BROUGHT.
BOBBY WILLIAMS/FORMER GILES CO. SUPERVISOR:BUT I FELT LIKE THAT IF I WENT AHEAD AND DID IT AT THAT TIME IT WOULD HAVE LOOKED WORSE. ))
[SUPER=01-Bobby Williams/Former Giles Co. Supervisor; :00 QUICK!!!!!1]
[OUT Q=looked worse.]
Williams was sentenced to a 250-dollar fine plus court costs.
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A Montgomery County Lowe's store is facing new lawsuits involving an outbreak of Legionnaires disease two years ago-
The outbreak was eventually tied to a store.
Five more people have filed suit against the store-- including one of the victim's widows.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Nov. 14, 1996;]
Brenda Dickerson's 50-year old husband was one of two people who died after contracting the disease in October of '96.
Health officials traced the outbreak to a hot tub display at a
Lowe's store in Christiansburg.
The four others who filed suit yesterday in Montgomery County Circuit court were hospitalized with the illness.
Nine other lawsuits have already been filed against the company.
Roanoke's Billy King was even par 70 in the first round of the PGA senior tour Kroger Classic. That puts him six strokes off the leader Bruce Summerhays who shot a 64.
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/Fox Sports;]
Mark McGwire has pulled ahead in the home run race. He hit his 64th of the season in the Cardinals five to two win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Sammy Sosa didn't get one last night and has 63 on the season.
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/TVTKO-HBO Sports;]
Oscar De La Hoya scored an eighth-round T-K-0 of
Julio Cesar Chavez to unbeaten in 29 bouts. It's the second time De La Hoya has defeated the 36-year-old Chavez.
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Kenneth Manuel Stewart is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday.
The U-S Supreme Court turned down two formal appeals and two emergency appeals.
Stewart killed his wife and five month old baby on Mother's Day, 1992.
The House Judiciary Committee yesterday voted to release the President's videotaped testimony before the Ken Starr grand jury.
Democrats and the White House fear the tapes will show an angry, evasive President.
They should be released at Nine Monday morning.
Governor Gilmore is saying little about the Clinton controversy.
At a meeting of Republican governors yesterday in Richmond, South Carolina Governor David Beasley and two other governors called on the President to resign.
Gilmore says the political action should be played out in Congress.
And that's what's making news on this Saturday September 19-th.
We'll be back in just a minute.
Now that Americans have read the Starr report, it's time to see the video.
THe House Judiciary Committee voted to release the tapes yesterday.
The White House is bracing for the release of Clinton's taped grand jury testimony.
It reportedly shows an angry, defiant man.. who loses his temper when asked intimate questions.
[IN Q=there was ]
((The general view among Democrats was not to reveal anything and the general view among Republicans was to reveal as much as possible.))
((Instead of fairness some Republicans want to rush the release.. House of Reps.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/House Judiciary Committee; :00]
[SUPER=01-Barry Toiv/White House Spokesman; :12]
[OUT Q=House of Representative]
CBS will air the tapes in their entirety Monday morning at 9.
Kenneth Manuel Stewart's execution is now scheduled for Wednesday.
The U-S Supreme Court rejected two formal appeals and two emegency appeals.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]
Stewart killed his wife and five-month old son on Mother's Day, 1992.
Earlier this week, Stewart chose to be executed in the electric chair rather than by lethal injection.
The right signature could be Clyde Bryant's get- out- of- jail card.
The newly- indicted fraud suspect says he's scraped together 75-hundred dollars- -10-percent of what the Magistrate says he needs ...to get out on bond.
That'll do, IF he can find someone with standing in the community to co-sign, guaranteeing that Bryant will return to Roanoke for trial in March.
Bryant hopes to go back to Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, where he'd been living until federal agents busted him.
How do you make a bunch of school administrators happy?
Give 'em three million dollars.
Everybody was smiling at Roanoke College today.
Alumnus Francis T. West announced he's giving the school a hefty check for its endowment.
In return, the school is naming its Courthouse Academic Building the "Francis T. West Hall."
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[IN Q=this town]
((FRANCIS T. WEST/BENEFACTOR: THIS TOWN OF SALEM HAS ALWAYS BEEN DEAR TO MY HEART, AS HAS ROANOKE COLLEGE. TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THIS FACILITY BEARING THE WEST NAVE IS INDEED MEANINGFUL AND A TREASURE TO ME.))
[SUPER=01-Francis T. West/Benefactor;]
[OUT Q=TO ME]
West founded his own window company and later served as mayor of Martinsville.
Kids Day America is celebrated in cities all over the world and in Roanoke County as well.
For the second year Lifestyles Chiropractic is sponsoring the event which helps children become aware of safety, environmental and health issues.
[IN Q=we're also]
((DR. CHRISTOPHER LAURIA/LIFESTYLE CHIROPRACTIC: WE'RE ALSO DOING IT AS A FUNDRAISER FOR SANCTUARY, THE CHILDREN'S CRISIS INTERVENTION CENTER. SO ALL THE PROCEEDS OF THE EVENT WILL GO TO SANCTUARY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Christopher Lauria/Lifestyle Chiropractic;]
[OUT Q=WILL GO TO SANCTUARY]
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Kids Day is from 12 to three this afternoon at the corner of Brambleton and Electric Road in Roanoke County.
It includes health screenings and safety tips from the Cave Spring Fire Department and State Police.
A federal agency is holding up Governor Gilmore's plan to provide health care to 57-thousand uninsured, needy children.
That's because the plan won't pay for abortions in cases of rape or incest.
The Health Care Financing Administration made the decision September Ninth, just days before the program would go into effect.
The agency says that under federal law, the state must pay for such abortions for uninsured, low-income women.
Taking out the dog may seem like a real chore -- but experts say pet owners are usually more healthy and relaxed than people without a pet.
At a Virginia Tech conference today, experts said pet owners have lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and less anxiety.
[SUPER=04-Courtesy Virginia Tech;]
In fact, they say many people find more support in their pets than their family.
[IN Q=You think]
((SANDRA BARKER/MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA: YOU THINK ABOUT THE QUALITIES OF PETS, HOW THEY ACCEPT THEIR OWNERS WITHOUT STRINGS ATTACHED HOW THEY'RE ALWAYS THERE, HOW THEY NEVER DEMAND ANYTHING A CHILD CAN'T DO WHEREAS PARENTS MAY NOT BE THAT INTUITIVE IN THAT REGARD.))
[SUPER=01-Sandra Barker/Medical College of Virginia;]
[OUT Q=in that regard]
Experts are taking that healing power to the sick, saying dogs have a keen sense of when a patient needs love and comfort.
At Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, for example, dogs make quiet patients smile and talk.
Pet therapy is usually free to the patient and run by volunteers.
A Roanoke County business wants you to know today is the day to celebrate children.
It's Kid's Day all over the world--a day to learn about the environment, health and have fun too.
[IN Q=we're going]
((DR. CHRISTOPHER LAURIA/LIFESTYLE CHIROPRACTIC: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A MOON WALK, A GAMES GALORE WHICH IS A BLOWUP GAME. I WILL BE DOING HEALTH SCREENINGS, NATURE'S OUTLET WILL BE DOING NUTRITION, THE STATE POLICE WILL BE HER DOING SAFETY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Christopher Lauria/Lifestyle Chiropractic;]
[OUT Q=DOING SAFETY]
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The celebration is on the corner of Electric Road and Brambleton from 12 to three this afternoon.
All the proceeds go to Sanctuary Crisis Intervention Center for Children.
Natural Bridge is known as one of the "seven wonders of the world".
But did you ALSO know that it's home to rare breeds of animals, and has the state's largest animal petting area.
This week's "Time Off" adventure is at the Natural Bridge Zoo.
Here's Kimberly McBroom.
[IN Q=Entering the home turf]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge; :00]
[SUPER=01-Karl Mogensen/Zoo Owner; :33]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Barreda/General Manager; 1:46]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Natural Bridge]
(( Entering the home turf of these giraffes is a bit like taking a walk on the "wild" side.
((KARL MOGENSEN/ZOO OWNER: IF YOU NOTICE, THEY'RE SHOWING A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST IN US NOW, BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING DIFFERENT. THEY'RE NOT USED TO STRANGERS IN THEIR LIVING QUARTERS. SO, THEY'RE ACTING QUITE NERVOUS-- A LITLE BIT NERVOUS WITH US HERE. I'M WATCHING SO THEY DON'T GET TOO CLOSE UPON US.))
As owner of the Natural Bridge Zoo, Karl Mogensen has had years of experience dealing with the temperaments of exotic animals.
But he says most African animals, like these are born in captivity and are trained early on.
[SOT 11:03:56 ]
((KARL MOGENSEN/ZOO OWNER: WE TRY NOT TO DISTURB EXISTING WILDLIFE IF WE CAN. SO, WE BREED ANIMALS FROM OTHER ZOOS AND THE ZOOS WE SWAP ANIMALS BACK AND FORTH TO KEEP THE GENETIC POOL OPEN AND EVERYTHING ELSE. ALL OF THESE ANIMALS WERE LIVING IN CAPTIVITY AND THIS IS THE RULE WE FOLLOW NOW.))
Himalayan Bears, like playful Iris here, are nearly extinct-- but the Natural Bridge Zoo raises more of this breed of bear than any other zoo in the country.
Mogensen calls this "nativity- like scene" as the zoo's maternity ward for llamas and donkeys-- some of them are only a few weeks or a few DAYS old.
Speaking of being BIG for his age, this White Tiger, won't turn two until November.
Mogensen says the animals are well cared for, and don't need as much space as they would in the wild because they don't have to look for food or water.
As for the recent hot spell-- he says the animals have it "made in the shade".
((KARL MOGENSEN/ZOO OWNER: WELL, WE HAVE POOLS OR WE SPRINKLE THEM DOWN. WE HAVE SPRINKLER SYSTEMPS GOING AND EVERYTHING ELSE AND ALL OF OUR ANIMALS HAVE EITHER COOL DENSE OR BUILDINGS WITH FANS BLOWING. SO REALLY, THEY'RE MUCH BETTER OFF HERE THAN THEY WOULD BE IN THEIR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.))
Maybe the BIGGEST attraction is Asha, the elephant.
But she's still mindful of her much smaller trainer.
[SOT 11:41:21 **PLEASE B-ROLL FIRST PART ]
((DEBBIE BARREDA/GENERAL MANAGER: I'VE BEEN WITH THE ELEPHANT SINCE SHE WAS JUST THREE YEARS OLD, SO THAT'S WHY WE DO REALLY WELL TOGETHER. WE'VE KIND OF GROWN UP TOGETHER HERE. SO, I'VE BEEN WITH HER OVER 12 YEARS, WITH THE ELEPHANT.))
If you want to climb aboard Asha, elephant rides are available on weekends only.
But you can pay a visit to the rest of Asha's "zoo- mates" every day.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Natural Bridge.))
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Salem and Martinsville remain undefeated. Mike Stevens is here with all the scores and highlights.
Good Morning again Mike.
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[OUT Q=...CARE OF YOURSELF."]
(( The Spartans fell behind 10-to-nothing to Cave Spring after a quarter, but then turned it on and stayed unbeaten with a 41-to-17 victory.
Martinsville also stayed perfect on the year with a 58-to-nothing thrashing of Dan River.
Not far from Dan Greene Stadium William Byrd won the battle of unbeatens by hammering Bassett 56-to-20.
E.C. Glass kept its unblemished record in tact with 31-to-15 win over Fleming.
Lord Botetourt is still perfect. The Cavs topped Triple-a Franklin County 34-to-nothing.
Alleghany has yet to lose. Last night they rolled Staunton River 56-to-14.
Gretna is the big surprise unbeaten so far. The Hawks are 3-and-0 after stopping Laurel Park.
Christiansburg improved its record to 3 and 0 as well by beating Radford 33-to-21.
Amherst continues to roll without a loss. The Lancers beat Jefferson Forest 28-to-nothing.
Tunstall also pitched a 28-to-nothing shutout last night downing Fieldale-Collinsville.
Northside lost for the first time this year, losing in the last minute to Heritage 14-to-13.
GW Danville evened its record at 2-and-2 with a 30-to-8 win over winless PH.
Floyd County got a big Three Rivers win over Glenvar 27-to-20.
And Rockbridge Co. secured bragging rights with a 35-to-14 victory over Parry McCluer on the Wildcats home turf.))
Finally this morning, did you See That? Miss America Contestents were the center
[SUPER=03-Atlantic City, NJ]
of attention last night on the Atlantic City boardwalk in an annual parade.
Miss America 1998, Katherine Shindle lead the 51 contestant procession, but the real attraction was the footwear.
Funny shoes have been a traditional feature of the Miss America Parade.