[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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President Clinton's videotaped grand jury testimony hit televison screens worldwide - four plus hours worth complete with graphic language.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a verdict in the arson case against a ten year old Salem boy.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Foggy conditions for your morning drive into work-- also a few stray showers are possible.
Cooler temperatures should arrive just in time for the OFFICIAL arrival of Autumn tomorrow.
Our forecast--plus the latest on the tropics, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Clinton-Testimony]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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President Clinton meets with the Prime Minister of Japan this morning, one day after the world viewed his graphic grand jury testimony.
Maureen Maher reports.
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[SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesperson;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Charles Canady/(R) Judiciary Committee]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/Minority Leader; ]
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((New york City is Clinton country. The President got a warm reception yesterday evening as he attended a event at New York University. The greeting was also warm at the United Nations, where he spoke about terrorism and the world economy.
(Oath)

But it was a different picture on the nation's TV screens, as Americans got their first chance to see the four hour long videotape of the President's grand jury testimony in the Monica Lewinsky affair.

(SOT: Clinton) Cut 1 145434

"These encounters did not consist of sexual intercourse. They did not constitute sexual relationships as I understood that term to be defined in my January 17th, 1998 deposition. But they did involve inappropriate and intimate contact."

(Track)

In back and forth legal maneuverings, the President vigorously defended his truthfulness in the case, and even argued about the definition of sex. But Starr's team continued their offensive.looking to build their case of possible Presidential perjury.
(SOT: Clinton) 145434 SOT 6

"But it was not my responsibility in the face of their repeated illegal leaking -- it was not my responsibility to volunteer a lot of information. There are many cases in this deposition where I gave -- and keep in mind -- I prepared, I treated them frankly, with respect."
The White House dismissed the material as irrelevant.

(SOT: Mike McCurry, White House Spokesperson)

"The process that has lead to these events is deeply flawed. This material is irrelevant."
(Track)

Also released, more than 3 thousand pages of backup material from the Starr report. In it, Lewinsky calls the President her "sexual soulmate". The material also contained a picture of the now infamous stained dress.
Reaction on the Capital Hill follow party lines.
Sot: Rep. Charles Canady, R-Judiciary Committee
Sot: Sen. Tom Daschle, Minority Leader.))


[Willow-River]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-56]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scaels]

A ten year old child charged with setting fire to an apartment at the Willow River complex has been found NOT guilty.

The judge suspected the youngster had something to do with the fire, but ruled there was insufficient evidence to convict the child on criminal charges.
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[SUPER=04-August 7;]

A Salem detective testified that the ten year old admitted to him on the day of the August 7th fire that he had set the fire. But when the soft-spoken youngster took the witnness stand, he said --Quote--"I had nothing to do with any of the fires".
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The boy said he lied about starting the fire out of fear that the officer would not let him go home unless he told police what they wanted to hear. Prosecutor Fred King acknowledges that the court determined the case was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
[SOT=19:03:00]
[IN Q=]

((FRED KING/SALEM COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE STILL SATISFIED THAT WE HAVE THE RIGHT PERSON ON THAT PARTICULAR CASE AND THEREFORE THERE IS NO ONE ELSE TO CHARGE, UNLESS ALL OF A SUDDEN SOME DRASTIC REVALATIONS COME ABOUT, I'D SAY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PRETTY SATISFIED AND WE'RE PRETTY SATISFIED THAT THE PROPER PERSON WAS CHARGED IN THAT FIRE. JUST MEANS THEY WERE FOUND NOT GUILTY.))
[SUPER=01-Fred King/Salem Commonwealth's Attorney;]

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[OUT Q=FOUND NOT GUILTY.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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King says since the last big fire, there have been no other fires at the apartment complex. The child on trial yesterday did give the names of other youngsters that he said were involved in setting the fires at the complex. King says none of those other "Firebugs" have been arrested or had charges pressed against them.


[E-Vaughn-Plea]


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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-54]
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A Roanoke man says he killed his three-year-old son so the boy didn't suffer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Kelvin Vaughn pleaded guilty to murder yesterday.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last March;]


After a standoff with police at his ex-girlfriend's apartment last March -- Vaughn fired two shots at police, wounding one officer.
Then he killed his toddler son as the boy lay in bed.
Vaughn signed a plea agreement to avoid facing a jury.
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[SOT 14:07:01]
[IN Q=I think ultimately]

((BILL CLEAVELAND/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I THINK ULTIMATELY IT WAS THE DEATH OF THIS YOUNG CHILD THAT WAS GOING TO PREVAIL DURING THIS WHOLE CASE. AND NOTHING WOULD HAVE SWAYED A JURY IN CONSIDERING ANY MITIGATING FACTORS WHEN CONSIDERING THE DEATH OF THIS LITTLE BOY.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Cleaveland/Defense Attorney;]
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[SOT 14:18:27]
[IN Q=Let's wait and see]

((FRED KING/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: LET'S WAIT AND SEE WHAT THE JUDGE DOES BEFORE WE SAY HE'S GETTING OFF EASY. KELVIN VAUGHN WILL NOT BE WALKING THE STREETS FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME. IF EVER.))
[SUPER=01-Fred King/Commonwealth's Attorney;]
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[VO-NAT]


Vaughn entered an Alford Plea on charges he tried to murder the police officers.
He says he was not trying to kill the police officers but admits there's enough evidence to convict him.
He will be sentenced on November 24th.
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[JOYNER-DEATH]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=MEL]
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The sports world is mourning the passing of a track and field superstar.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ABC Sports;]

[4:16:10]
Olympic triple gold medalist Florence Griffith Joyner died yesterday of an apparent heart seizure.
"Flo jo"... as she was known... was 38 years old and had a history of heart trouble.
She suffered another heart seizure two years ago.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ssa]
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In other sports news, Virginia Tech may be without starting quarterback Al Clark this weekend.
Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
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[Stewart]


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The lawyer for condemned murderer Kenneth Manuel Stewart wants a brain scan of his client.
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[VO-NAT cut from 98-45]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/1992]


Stewart's attorney asked Governor Gilmore to order the scan.
He hopes to find out if Stewart could have had an epileptic seizure when he killed his wife and son on Mother's Day, 19-91.
Stewart is scheduled to die tomorrow night in the electric chair.
Governor Gilmore is considering a clemency petition.
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-59 47:58]
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Two groups fighting for equal rights say they are joining hands.
The Roanoke N-Double-A-C-P and the National Organization for Women say they will work together to fight all forms of discrimination.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


During a news conference yesterday in Roanoke, the groups raised concerns they say cross lines of race and gender.

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((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP: WELL, I THINK THE NAACP IS GROWING UP. WE'RE GROWING UP AND GROWING OUT, AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO.)) ((ALLISON MIESEN/ROANOKE VALLEY NOW: OF COURSE OUR FOCUS IS WOMEN'S RIGHTS, BUT A LOT OF THE VICTIMS OF DISCRIMINATION ARE WOMEN. A LOT OF THEM ARE WOMEN OF COLOR, SO THE PARTNERSHIP HERE JUST SEEMED LIKE A NATURAL THING.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;]
[SUPER=01-Allison Miesen/Roanoke Valley NOW;]
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[VO-NAT]


Among the complaints highlighted yesterday... was the case of Pat Puryear (per-YEAR) , a retired employee of the Roanoke County Real Estate Assessment Office, who says she was a victim of age discrimination and sexual harassment.
Edwin Compton says he was subjected to racial discrimination and harassment while working for the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Both Roanoke County and the Resource Authority say they do not condone discrimination in any form.

[grandpa-Munster]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
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"Grandpa Munster" is is suing the state of New York.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[4:13:41]
Eighty-eight year old Al Lewis is running for governor as the candidate for the environmentalist Green Party.
He has filed suit against New York in his effort to be listed on the November ballot as ``Grandpa Al Lewis.''
Lewis, who starred as Grandpa Munster on the popular 1960's T-V show "the Munsters," says that's how the public knows him.
A judge has ordered the state elections board to explain why it refused Lewis's request.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, eating spinach may do more than make you strong.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( GOOD MORNING.
A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT FOODS RICH IN POTASSIUM MAY HELP REDUCE THE RISK OF STROKE--
ESPECIALLY IN PEOPLE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
VT=VO

((vo))
THESE FOODS INCLUDE BANANAS, TOMATOES, ORANGES, AND SPINACH.
ACCORDING TO RESEARCH PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL, CIRCULATION...
MEN WHO CONSUMED THE MOST POTASSIUM HAD A 38-PERCENT LOWER CHANCE OF STROKE... THAN THOSE WHO HAD VERY LITTLE POTASSIUM IN THEIR DIETS.
BUT IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT PASSING ON THE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, AND OPTING FOR SUPPLEMENT PILLS INSTEAD...
DOCTORS WARN THAT POTASSIUM IN HIGH DOSES CAN BE HARMFUL-- PARTICULARLY FOR PEOPLE WITH KIDNEY PROBLEMS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A NEW DRUG IS HELPING TO CUT THE FAT IN THE U-K.
BRITISH DOCTORS SAY A TWO-YEAR CLINICAL TRIAL SHOWED THAT THE FAT-BLOCKER, XENICAL, HAS HELPED OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE SHED THOSE POUNDS.
XENICAL WORKS BY BLOCKING THE ABSORPTION OF FAT--
BUT DOCTORS SAY THIS IS NO WONDER DRUG, AND THEY EMPHASIZE THAT PATIENTS SHOULD ALSO STICK TO A LOW-FAT DIET.
THE MAKERS OF XENICAL SAY THEY EXPECT IT TO BE APPROVED IN THE UNITED STATES... SOMETIME NEXT YEAR.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND THE THRILL OF SOCCER MAY HAVE LASTING NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON THE BRAIN.
A STUDY RELEASED IN THE JOURNAL, NUEROLOGY, SAYS PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYERS WHO FREQUENTLY HEAD THE BALL OR COLLIDE WITH OTHER PLAYERS... MAY BE RISKING LONG-TERM BRAIN INJURY.
ACCORDING TO THE REPORT... THESE PLAYERS ARE MORE INCLINED TO HAVE IMPAIRED MEMORIES AND SLOWER COGNITIVE SKILLS.. WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER ATHLETES.
THE STUDY DID NOT DETERMINE WHETHER RECREATIONAL SOCCER POSES THE SAME RISK.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[On Record]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


One day after President Clinton's grand jury testimony played out on the nation's T-V screens there is word that Mr. Clinton may take his case directly before the panel which will ultimately decide whether he faces impeachment hearings.

White House aides say they're considering whether to have Clinton appear before the House Judiciary Committee.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Puerto Rico is still getting pounded by Hurricane ``Georges''.
And the Dominican Republic is bracing for it.
With top winds of around 110 miles-an-hour, it's one of the most powerful hurricanes the Caribbean has seen in years.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And a ten year old boy has been found not guilty in connection with an arson fire at a Salem Apartment complex.
The judge ruled there wasn't enough evidence to convict the boy.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday September 22-nd.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[Salem-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-56]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A ten year old boy is found innocent of setting fire to a Willow River apartment last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The youngster was charged with arson in connection with one of three fires set at the Salem complex on August 7th. The day of the fire, the boy was questioned by a Salem investigator, who says the child admitted setting fire to a condemned and vacant apartment. But the youngster testified yesterday that he lied to the officer because he he was afraid the officer wouldn't let him go home. Prosecutor Fred King said he felt he got his man, but added that because the judge ruled there was insufficient evidence, the suspect was acquitted.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The boy now lives in Tazewell with his grandmother, but King says he thinks there are other juvenile firebugs living a

t the Willow River Complex.[5-Vaughn]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=598-31]
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A Roanoke man has pleaded guilty to shooting at two police officers then killing his three-year-old son.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Kelvin Vaughn chose a plea bargain rather than face a jury.
[SUPER=03-Salem/March;]


Last March Vaughn's ex-girlfriend Kim Carter called 9-1-1 saying the man would not leave her apartment -- and he had the couple's son inside.
Police say when they approached, Vaughn fired twice, wounding Officer Marge Dillon.
He then went into the back bedroom and killed his three-year-old son as the toddler lay in bed.
Vaughn's lawyers say they will try to show the judge that Vaughn was a hard-working friendly and good person before the murder.
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[SOT 14:07:01]
[IN Q=I think ultimately]

((I THINK ULTIMATELY IT WAS THE DEATH OF THIS YOUNG CHILD THAT WAS GOING TO PREVAIL DURING THIS WHOLE CASE. AND NOTHING WOULD HAVE SWAYED A JURY IN CONSIDERING ANY MITIGATING FACTORS WHEN CONSIDERING THE DEATH OF THIS LITTLE BOY.)) ((LET'S WAIT AND SEE WHAT THE JUDGE DOES TO SEE IF HE GETS OFF EASY. MR. VAUGHN IS NOT GOING TO BE WALKING THE STREETS FOR A VERY LONG TIME, IF EVER.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Cleaveland/Vaughn's Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Fred King/Salem Commonwealth's Attorney; :16]
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[OUT Q=if ever]
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[VO-NAT]


Vaughn entered an Alford Plea on charges he tried to murder the police officers.
He says is NOT guilty of those charges but admits there is enough evidence to convict him.
He will be sentenced on November 24th.
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[2-Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton Testimony]


President Clinton's turns his attention to the international scene today as he meets with the Prime Minister of Japan.
Yesterday, the focus was on President Clinton as networks worldwide aired his four hour grand jury testimony.
Maureen Maher reports from Washington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesperson;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Charles Canady/(R) Judiciary Committee;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/Minority Leader;]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington]

((New York City is Clinton country. The President got a warm reception yesterday evening as he attended a event at New York University. The greeting was also warm at the United Nations, where he spoke about terrorism and the world economy.
(Oath)

But it was a different picture on the nation's TV screens, as Americans got their first chance to see the four hour long videotape of the President's grand jury testimony in the Monica Lewinsky affair.

(SOT: Clinton) Cut 1 145434

"These encounters did not consist of sexual intercourse. They did not constitute sexual relationships as I understood that term to be defined in my January 17th, 1998 deposition. But they did involve inappropriate and intimate contact."

(Track)

In back and forth legal maneuverings, the President vigorously defended his truthfulness in the case, and even argued about the definition of sex. But Starr's team continued their offensive.looking to build their case of possible Presidential perjury.
(SOT: Clinton) 145434 SOT 6

"But it was not my responsibility in the face of their repeated illegal leaking -- it was not my responsibility to volunteer a lot of information. There are many cases in this deposition where I gave -- and keep in mind -- I prepared, I treated them frankly, with respect."
The White House dismissed the material as irrelevant.

(SOT: Mike McCurry, White House Spokesperson)

"The process that has lead to these events is deeply flawed. This material is irrelevant."
(Track)

Also released, more than 3 thousand pages of backup material from the Starr report. In it, Lewinsky calls the President her "sexual soulmate". The material also contained a picture of the now infamous stained dress.
Reaction on the Capital Hill follow party lines.
Sot: Rep. Charles Canady, R-Judiciary Committee
Sot: Sen. Tom Daschle, Minority Leader.))

[E-Local-Reacts]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-58 TC 44:31]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton Testimony]


As you might expect, there are stronly differing opinions about the video tapes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


That was apparent at the Daily Grind coffee shop in Roanoke yesterday morning...
Some customers watched the president's testimony intently... others said, they did NOT want any part of it.
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[SOT]
[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-Kim Woolwine;]
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[VO-NAT]


60 percent of the people who responded to the latest CBS news poll believe the video tape was released to embarrass the president.
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[Dissolve to Homepage]
You can read the entire transcript of President Clinton's testimony on our web page at W-D-B-J- Seven dot- com.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, the Orioles get their wings clipped by the Blue Jays and the Cowboys come up big in Monday night football.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards. [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[E-Campbell-Deputy]


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[TAPE#98-53 1:14:30]
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It's an award that Campbell County sheriff Robert Maxey wishes he never had to give out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rustburg]


Deputy Rodney Thompson was awarded the law enforcement version of the Purple Heart today for injuries he suffered in the line of duty.
Thompson was stabbed in the chest and arm during a scuffle with a suspect on July 25th.
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[SOT 3:27:15]
[IN Q=That one day]

((DEP. RODNEY THOMPSON/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THAT ONE DAY WAS THE MOST TRAUMATIC DAY OF MY LIFE. I WOULD NOT HAVE GUESSED TAHT I WOULD COME FACE TO FACE WITH DEATH, NOT ONLY ONCE BUT TWICE IN THE COURSE OF THREE DAYS. FOR REASONS I AM STANDING HERE, I OWE A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO GOD. I'VE HAD SEVERAL CLOSE CALLS DURING THE YEAR 1998 AND THE LORD HAS BEEN RIDING MY SHOULDER THROUGH EACH MINUTE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Sergeant John Rieger was given a Lifesaving Certificate for keeping Thompson alive while waiting for help to arrive.

Thompson says he'll be back on the road in about two months.
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[GEORGES]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Georges]


Hurricane Georges is expected to hit the Domican Republic later this morning after pounding Puerto Rico.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Juan, Puerto Rico;]

[4:06:22]
At least three people are dead following a landslide on the island.
Two others died of heart attacks in shelters, and one person is missing.
Tens of thousands remain in shelters as the storm continues battering the island with heavy rain and winds up to 130 miles-per-hour.
President Clinton has declared Puerto Rico a disaster area.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, Dale Earnhardt makes plans to follow in his dad's footsteps.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Kelvin Vaughn signed a plea agreement yesterday for the March murder of his 5-year-old son.
Vaughn did not admit guilt but conceded there was enough evidence to convict him.
He also faced two counts of attempted capital murder of a police officer.
He'll be sentenced November 24-th.
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The ten-year old boy charged with setting one of the fires at Salem's Willow River Apartments was found not guilty yesterday.
The judge suspected the boy had something to do with the fire, but said there was insufficient evidence to convict him of setting the August Seventh fire.
The boy did give the names of other youngsters he said were involved in some of the other fires at the complex.
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Kenneth Manuel Stewart's attorney want his client to undergo a brain scan.
Stewart's lawyer asked Governor Gilmore to order the procedure, suspecting it might show Stewart could have had a seizure when he killed his wife and son in 19-91.
Stewart is scheduld to die in the state's electric chair tomorrow night, unless the governor grants clemency.
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