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Millions of Americans have spent the morning around television sets.
Shortly before 9:30 this morning the T-V networks began airing President Clinton's videotaped testimony before the grand jury.
It's also being played around the world.
As his videotape played this morning, President Clinton was addressing the United Nations, pitching global cooperation in the war against terrorism.
The White House is hoping to portray Mr. Clinton in a global leadership role to counter the effects of the video testimony.
Maureen Maher has an update from Washington.
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[IN Q=DO you]
92840: DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOU ARE UNDER OATH?
AMERICANS ARE NOW PRIVY TO DETAILS OF THE SEX LIFE OF THE
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. IN AN UNPRECEDENTED EVENT
THE X-RATED EVENTS OF HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH INTERN MONICA
LEWINSKY...ARE NOW IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.
MR. CLINTON STARTED HIS TESTIMONY WITH A STATEMENT ABOUT
HIS UNDERSTANDING OF SEXUAL RELATIONS. IT IS HIS CONVOLUTED
DEFINITION ...GROWING OUT OF HIS JANUARY DEPOSITION I N THE
PAULA JONES CASE...THAT ALLOWED HIM TO SAY HE DID NOT HAVE
SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH MONICA LEWINSKY AND LEADS
PROSECUTORS TO SAY HE LIED UNDER OATH.
93430 THESE ENCOUNTERS DID NOT CONSIST OF SEXUAL
NARR: THE PRESIDENT TRIED TO TURN THE TABLES...IN A FLASH OF
ANGER HE TOLD HIS QUESTIONERS PAULA JONES LAWYERS WERE
AFTER HIM PERSONALLY BECASUE THEY KNEW THEY DID NOT HAVE
A LEGAL CASE.
SOT: CLINTON (THIS SOT SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
100115 LET ME FINISH MR BENNETTS..EXCUSE ME MR BITTMEN YOU
BROUGHT THIS UP..WHAT THEY DID ..FIND ANY NEGATIVE INFO ON
ME...LEAK IT EVEN THOUGH IT WAS ILLEGAL TO DO SO
HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THE GIFTS....
SOT: 2505 THIS WAS NOT A BIG DEAL...I TOLD HER THAT IF ASKED SHE
WOULD HAVE TO GIVE THEM WHATEVER SHE HAD
NARR: (CAPITOL HILL)
ALSO RELEASED TODAY...OVER 3100 PAGES OF SUPPORT MATERIAL
FROM KENNETH STARR...INCLUDING TRANSCRIPTS OF LEWINSKY'S
TESTIMONY TO THE GRAND JURY, HER GRAPHIC ACCOUNTS TO FBI
INVESTIGATORS....AND PICTURES OF THE GIFTS THE PRESIDENT AND
NAT SND: UN
MEANWHILE AS AMERICA AND THE WORLD WATCHED THE
EMBARASSING DETAILS OF HIS PERSONAL BEHAVIOR ..THE
PRESIDENT WAS IN NEW YORK...FOR THE OPENING SESSION OF THE
WHITE HOUSE AIDES HOPE THE TAPE WILL ENGENDER SOME
SYMPATHY AMONG VOTERS, MANY OF WHOM, A CBS POLL SHOWS,
FEEL THE TAPE'S RELEASE IS BEING DONE TO EMBARRASS THE
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[OUT Q=back to you in the studio.]
[TAPE#=98-58 TC 44:31]
Americans are divided over whether or not the video tape should have been released.
That was apparent at the Daily Grind coffee shop in Roanoke this morning...
Some customers watched the president's testimony intently... others said, they did't want any part of it.
[IN Q=I feel like]
((KIM WOOLWINE; I FEEL LIKE HE SHOULD ALREADY BE OUT, I DON'T WANT TO WASTE MY TIME WATCHING. THERE'S BEEN TOO MUCH TALK ABOUT IT ALREADY... I'D RATHER BE DRINKING MY COFFEE.
CHARLES CHEWNING; AS AN AMERICAN IN GENERAL... IT'S A TERRIBLE SITUATION I THINK THAT AFFECTS ALL OF US. I'M JUST TRYING TO STAY EDUCATED AND KNOWLEGEABLE ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS, THIS PARTICULAR CURRRENT EVENT.))
[SUPER=07-Charles Chewning; :19]
[OUT Q=this particular current event]
60 percent of the people who responded to the latest CBS news poll believe the video tape was released to embarrass the president.
Miss Virginia became Miss America Saturday night.
And already Nicole Johnson is speaking her mind on the Clinton scandal.
[SUPER=03-Atlantic City, NJ;]
At a press conference yesterday, she said she thinks President Clinton should step down, saying his actions were devastating to the country, and weakened the power of the office.
[SOT 20:12:26 ]
[IN Q=he is the]
((NICHOLE JOHNSON/MISS AMERICA; HE'S THE NUMBER ONE ROLE
MODEL IN THE WORLD, BASICALLY. AND WE'RE DEALING WITH FAR MORE THAN HIS
PERSONAL LIFE NOW BECAUSE IT'S EFFECTING CHILDREN, EFFECTING FAMILIES,
THIS ISSUE GOES WAY BEYOND HOW OUR PRESIDENT CHOOSES TO RUN HIS PERSONAL
[SUPER=01-Nichole Johnson/Miss America;]
[OUT Q=personal life]
Virginians will likely have to wait a few weeks to see Johnson in person.
She's in New York now, hitting the talk show circuit.
She will likely return to Roanoke October 16th to attend a Homecoming Gala held in her honor at Hotel Roanoke.
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Johnson found many supporters in the Roanoke Valley -- especially among members of the local Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
The chapter's chairman looks forward to the national spotlight shining on diabetes awareness.
Bruce Wood says Johnson is an ideal representative as a diabetes spokesperson, specificlly because of her attitude.
[IN Q=IT'S NOT A]
((BRUCE WOOD/LOCAL JUVENILE DIABETES FOUNDATION CHAIR; IT'S NOT A PITY ATTITUDE, IT'S NOT POOR ME. IT'S A MATTER OF FACT, HERE'S WHERE I AM, THIS IS WHAT'S HAPPENING. I HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT DAY IN AND DAY OUT. I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS TO LIVE WITH IT, THERE ARE MILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT. BUT WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO IT, SHE SAYS OKAY, LET'S FIND A CURE.))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Wood/Juvenile Diabetes Foundation;]
[OUT Q=FIND A CURE.]
Wood calls the new Miss America a "Quality person" and a good role model for diabetics.
He hopes Nicole can return to the Star City in time for next Sunday's walk-a-thon for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
A weekend crash is not deterring Virginia Tech officials from their goal of reducing binge and underage drinking on campus.
Officials pledge to continue the fight after a car accident involving two 18-year old college students Saturday.
Police say they found alcohol at the scene and consider it a factor in the accident.
Natalie Weir, a Radford University freshman, was treated at a local hospital and released.
Richard M-Keister (keyster), a Virginia Tech freshman, is still listed in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Tech officials say, due to the extent of Keister's injuries, he will be dropping out of school and returning to his home in Pennslylvania.
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When the news returns, a national political figure makes his way to the coalfields of Southwest Virginia.
And tragedy strikes again for a royal as the Duchess of York loses her mother in a car crash.
Details coming up.
Right now though, Patrick has the forecast.
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The Reverend Jesse Jackson made his way to Southwest Virginia over the weekend.
Hundreds turned out at a Castlewood rally to hear Jackson's message urging political involvement among Appalachia's residents.
The REverend said the poverty-stricken area has been forgotten by politicians because residents can't contribute enough campaign funding.
Jackson is on a multi-state tour to encourage political involvement among Appalachian residents.
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The Roanoke chapter of the N-Double-A- C- P says it's determined to fight injustice wherever it exists.
Today, the local president outlined concerns that reflect a wider focus for the group.
In a news conference this morning, the group announced a relationship with the local chapter of the National Organization for Women.
And NAACP President Martin Jeffrey highlighted discrimination complaints involving both black and white employees of local government agencies.
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[IN Q=I think we're growing up]
((I THINK WE'RE GROWING UP AND GROWING OUT. AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO. WE'RE NOT THE AMERICA WE USED TO BE, AND THOUGH WE STILL HAVE SOME DEEP SEATED RACIAL PROBLEMS. WE ALSO HAVE SOME BROADER DISCRIMINATION PROBLEMS AND WE ALSO HAVE A BROADER POPULATION BASE IN TERMS OF DIVERSITY, SO WE CAN'T IGNORE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;]
[OUT Q=we can't ignore that.]
The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson is in Argentina this morning for her mother's funeral.
[SUPER=03-Tres Lomas, Argentina;]
Her mother was killed there Saturday in a car accident.
[IN Q=It's absolutely]
((JAMES WHITTAKER/FORMER ROYAL CORRESPONDENT:IT'S ABSOLUTELY DEVISTATING FOR SARAH, IN THE LAST 13 MONTHS SHE LOST TWO OF THE PEoPLE SHE HELD CLOSEST IN HER LIFE, PRINCESS DIANA AND NOW HER MOTHER.
[SUPER=01-James Whittaker/Former Royal Correspondent;]
[OUT Q=AND NOW HER MOTHER.]
Susan Barrantes (bah-RAN'-tis) was 61.
She had lived in Argentina since 19-75 after marrying professional polo player Hector Barrantes.
He died 8 years ago.
She will be buried next to him in Buenos Aires.
Police have arrested several people in connection with last month's deadly bombing in Omagh, Northern Ireland.
Police say nine men were picked up in early- morning raids on several houses in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
The August 15th car bombing killed 29 and injured 330, making it the deadliest terrorist attack in Northern Ireland's 30 year conflict. [Tease2]
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Still to come on News 7 at Noon, Botetourt County residents catch a glimpse of the new courthouse under construction.
And Georges turns his eye to the Virgin Islands. We'll show yout the preparations when the News returns.
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The new Botetourt County courthouse is almost complete.
County supervisors and members of the public recently toured the construction site.
The new courthouse is a lot larger -- with separate rooms for general district and juvenile court.
It will also hold new E-911 equipment.
[IN Q=With our new]
((BRENDA NEAS/DISPATCH SUPERVISOR: WITH OUR NEW E-911 EQUIPMENT ... NOT HAVE TO ASK DIRECTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Brenda Neas/Dispatch Supervisor;]
[OUT Q=TO ASK DIRECTIONS]
The current dispatch center for emergency calls is cramped and understaffed.
But the county hopes to hire more dispatchers for the new digs -- where they will also have cots, showers, refrigerators and an emergency generator.
[IN Q=In an emergency]
((JERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: IN AN EMERGENCY ... UNTIL THE EMERGENCY'S OVER.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator;]
[OUT Q=emergency's over]
Dispatchers should be able to move in late next spring.
Thousands of people are in shelters across Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, where Hurricane ``Georges''is expected later today.
[SUPER=03-San Juan, Puerto Rico;]
Those staying in their homes have boarded up windows and stocked up on water, canned foods and other emergency supplies.
With top winds of 110 miles-an-hour the storm is now centered some 70 miles east of St. Croix.
Georges has already cut a destructive path through the islands of Antigua, Guadelope and St. Kitts.
A big drop today on Wall Street.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
Within the first 30 minutes of trading the Dow dropped more than 150 points.
This, after sharp drops in Asia overnight.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei hit a 12-year low, and ended up closing with a loss of close to three percent.
That helped drag Hong Kong's Hang Seng index down over three and a-half percent.
Shares also fell in Sydney, Seoul and Manila.
Imagine going to work every day since May 30, 1982.
The Oriole's Cal Ripken did just that -- until yesterday.
With that day off, his record streak of playing in consecutive games ended at two-thousand, six-hundred thirty-two -- before a hometown Baltimore crowd.
Rick Jackson reports.
[IN Q=So that's what]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cal Ripken/Baltimore Orioles; :27]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :49]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
"So that's what a day off feels like huh?"
LOCATOR: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
AFTER PLAYING AN AMAZING 2,632 BASEBALL GAMES, LEGENDARY WORK-HOUND
CAL RIPKEN FINALLY SITS ONE OUT-- ENDING HIS RECORD STREAK.
THE DRAMATIC MOMENT CAME JUST AS THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES WERE ABOUT TO
PLAY NEW YORK... IN THEIR FINAL HOME GAME OF THE SEASON.
THE 38-YEAR OLD THIRD BASEMAN TOLD MANAGEMENT IT WAS TIME:
"Baseball's always been a team game. I've always believed the focus
should be on the team. And there's been times during the streak when the
focus was on the streak.. and I've never really felt totally comfortable
RIPKEN INSPIRED A NATION ON SEPTEMBER 6TH, 1995... WHEN HE SURPASSED
LOU GEHRIG'S RECORD FOR MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED.
BUT HE KNEW THE STREAK COULDN'T LAST FOREVER.
SO HE AND HIS WIFE DECIDED THE BEST WAY TO END IT... WOULD BE IN THE
PLACE WHERE IT ALL STARTED.
"It started in Baltimore many, many years ago. Let's do it in my home
state, my home city, with my family and friends.. and I hope you're
listening out there in the stadium in front of the best baseball fans
RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
Mark McGwire thought he hit two homeruns yesterday- but apparently the umpire thought differently.
There was no question about his 65-th homer. This solo shot goes deep into the back row of the left field bleachers.
He appeared to hit another one, but a fan interfered by reaching over the yellow railing and pulling the ball in.
[IN Q="it looked]
[SUPER=01-Mark McGwire/Hits Homer Number 65; :]
[OUT Q=....what I saw."]
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[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN; :]
Meantime, it was a celebration for Sammy Sosa in Chicago. The pregame ceremonies featured Sosa's family, dignitaries from the Dominican Republic and Major league baseball officials.
But Sosa went 0 for 5 in the game, to remain at 63 homers, three behind McGwire.
Oh and two was bad enough for the Redskins. Now yesterday's loss to Seattle has Washington off to their worst start in 17 years.
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/FOX Sports; :]
The Skins fell behind 7- nothing on the opening Kickoff.
Then Trent Green caps a drive, going to the air and hitting Michael Westbrook on the 36 yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 7 in the first quarter.
Seattle led 10 to 7 at the half. Then Warren Moon pitches it to Ricky Waters. He scores from 13 yards out to make it 17- 7. Waters rushed for 146 yards on 24 carries.
Warren Moon put the game away in the third quarter,
hooking up with Mike Pritchard on this 21 yard T-D pass. Seattle wins it 24 to 14.
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Mark Martin outran Jeff Gordon yesterday to take the checkered flag at the M-B-N-A Gold 400.
[SUPER=03-Dover, DE/TNN Sports; :]
Martin had the pole and led for much of the day.
On lap 172 Kenny Irwin spins to bring out the caution. Irwin was checked at the track and taken to the hospital for observation.
Rusty Wallace was running second behind Martin at the halfway point of the race.
Points leader Jeff Gordon was black flagged with a fender problem on lap 249.
Martin leads for all but 21 of the 400 laps, winning from the pole for the second time this year.
Gordon was second, followed by Jeremy Mayfield, Bobby Labonte and Rusty Wallace.
In late model stock car racing at the Martinsville Speedway,
the Taco Bell 300 was dominated by Philip Moris in the first hundred laps. That's until the race was stopped and the top six cars were inverted, putting Morris in the sixth position.
On the restart, Morris takes the lead again and holds on until lap 150, when the race was stopped again and the top 8 cars inverted. But Morris' day would end in a crash.
And Dexter Canipe takes the lead with six laps to go, winning the Taco Bell 300.