Leaders of the House Judiciary Committee want to conclude any impeachment inquiry as quickly as possible.
Chairman Henry Hyde will not agree to a firm deadline for the completion of the committee's work as democrats have demanded.
Instead he's expected to refer to the end of the current Congress on January third.
Many Republicans want an open-ended inquiry, while the Democrats have an alternative proposal to conclude work on the case by November 25th.
Hearings start Monday.
Governor Jim Gilmore may have lost the fight in the Hugh Finn case, but he is convinced he was right to get involved.
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Finn was a former Kentucky television anchorman who suffered severe brain damage in a car accident three years ago.
He's been in a "vegetative state" ever since.
Gilmore recently lost his fight to keep the family from removing Finn's feeding tube.
But, yesterday the governor said if a situation similar to Finn's comes up again, he would probably take the issue to court again.
[IN Q=There are people]
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THERE ARE PEOPLE IN TERRIBLE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT NEED SOMEONE TO BE PREPARED FROM TIME TO TIME TO STEP IN TO MAKE SURE THEIR DUE PROCESS RIGHTS ARE PROPERLY REVIEWED BY COURTS. I'M GLAD I DID THIS, I THINK IT'S A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY, MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY. BUT I HAVE NO REGRETS ABOUT INTERVENING AND DOING WHAT I THINK IS RIGHT.))
[OUT Q=is right.]
Gilmore also pointed out that he took similar legal action 11 years ago, when he was the Henrico County prosecutor.
Economic development groups in Virginia are urging voters to back two changes to the state constitution in the November election.
But Governor Gilmore wants voters to reject those two amendments.
Amendment three would allow local governments to set up an independent agency to supervise industrial parks or other joint economic development projects.
Amendment four deals with the long-term debt localities may face in economic development agreements. It would exempt this type of debt from the limits now imposed on localities.
Gilmore's against both ideas.
[IN Q=My concern is]
((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE: MY CONCERN IS THAT BY EFFORTS TO TRY TO BRING CITIES AND COUNTIES TOGETHER FOR THE PURPOSES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THAT THESE PARTICULAR PROPOSALS RUN THE RISK OF THE PUBLIC BEING TAXED WITHOUT THEIR AUTHORITY OR REFERENDUM.))
[OUT Q=or referendum.]
The Republican state committee and a taxpayers group are also campaigning against these ballot questions.
Voters will have their say on November third.
A Danville man died after a single vehicle accident last night.
Police say 49-year-old Connie Ervan Snipes was driving down West Main near Forest Lawn Baptist Church when he tried to make a U-Turn.
Snipes apparently lost control of his '74 Ford Pick Up and hit a utility pole.
It happened around 10. Snipes died several hours later at The Danville Regional Medical Center. He was not wearing his seatbelt.
Actor Roddy McDowell died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles after battling cancer.
McDowell was first diagnosed with the disease back in April and in August doctors declared it incurable.
The British native left his homeland when the Nazi's began bombing London.
He started his career when he came to the United States acting in such classics as" How Green Was My Valley", and "Lassie Come Home."
As an adult he stared in movies like"Planet of the Apes, and The Poseiden Adventure."
Roddy McDowell was 70.
An evangelist convicted of molesting boys in Roanoke County has been denied parole after the board received dozens of opposition letters.
Convicted child molester Mario Tony Leyva was sentenced 10 years ago to 20 years in prison after admitting he sexually abused at least 100 boys.
Leyva is to be paroled from federal prison October 20th.
The U-S Parole Commision has voted to review the case.
[tOSS TO WEATHER ANDREW IN CHROMAKEY] [Health-Check]
Hypnosis -- Visual imagery -- massage -- reflexology.
Techniques being used more and more, side by side with traditional western medical science.
There are those who think it's a scam and others who think it's a revolutionary and visionary way of healing.
Tonya Flory reports.
[09/30/98 - 10NA - 10:34:47]
[IN Q=This man]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mehmet Oz/Cardiothoracic Surgeon; :12 ]
[OUT Q=Health Check]
This man is undergoing live saving heart surgery with head phones on.
What he's listening to may be just as important to his surviving as the operation itself.
[IN Q=Part of the]
((DR. OZ: PART OF THE BENEFIT OF USING AUDIO TAPES/ IS THAT
PEOPLE LIKE JOSEPH REALIZE THAT I HAVE POWER. I CAN TAKE CHARGE. I DON'T
HAVE TO GIVE ALL CONTROL TO THAT FELLOW IN THE WHITE JACKET.))
[OUT Q=white jacket]
In january, one of New York's most prestigious teaching hospitals Columbia Presbyterian will unveil it's own department dedicated solely to the research and implementation of what they call complementary care.
[SOT tc ]
[IN Q=When we talk]
((DR OZ:WHEN WE TALK ABOUT INCORPORATING THE MIND INTO THE HEALING PROCESS IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT FEELING BETTER ABOUT WHAT IS AROUND
YOU, ALTHOUGH THAT'S IMPORTANT ALSO, IT'S UNDERSTANDING THAT YOUR MIND DOES CONTROL HOW YOUR BODY FUNCTIONS.))
[OUT Q=body functions]
Doctor Oz says even though the patient is unconsious and his heart is not beating, the messages are getting through.
[IN Q=Remember these]
((DR. OZREMEMBER THESE PATIENTS HAVE NO RECALL OF ANY OF THE PAIN THEY SHOULD BE FEELING UNDER SURGERY. THEY DON'T HAVE ANY RECALL OF ANY OTHER EVENTS USUALLY THAT OCCUR UNDER SURGERY. YET I CAN
SAY WHAT WORD COMES TO YOUR MIND WHEN I SAY BLACK. THE AVERAGE AMERICAN
WOULD SAY WHITE. BUT IF I PUT YOU TO SLEEP AND PLAY IN YOUR EAR, BLACK-BROWN, BLACK-BROWN, AND ASK YOU THAT SAME QUESTION, YOU WILL ANSWER WITH THE WORD BROWN.))
[OUT Q=word brown]
The department of complementary care also provides hypnosis, acupressure, and reflexology.
All administered and researched in conjunction with conventional medical technology.
Doctors admit the techniques alone will not cure ailments, they will only help patients, help themselves.
Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Governor Gilmore is campaigning AGAINST two proposed amendments to the state constitution.
The amendments would give local governments more control over economic development.
Gilmore says he's worried the proposals could lead to increased taxes.
Homeowners in Campbell County voted yesterday to create a Watershed Improvement District.
The WID gives residents in the Timber Lake subdivision the power to tax themselves for large repair bills to their dam or their lake.
The WID was proposed after homeowners footed a million-dollar repair bill to fix a collapsed dam in 19-95.
A woman accused of murdering an elderly man has been found competent to stand trial.
Barbara Anderson is charged in the beating death of 88-year old James Beane.
Anderson's lawyer said Friday she has recovered enough to stand trial.
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And that's what's making news on this Sunday, October 4th.
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[IN Q=Nat Sound of Train Rolling]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :00]
[OUT Q=seidel, News-7]
(([NAT SOUND of train rolling in 1:37:15]
The Hilltopper rolled into Roanoke for the last time on September 30, 1979.
The train ran between Washington, D-C and Cattletsburg, Kentucky-- making stops in Lynchburg, Bedford, Roanoke, and Christiansburg.
But Congress reorganized Amtrak and based the continued existence of routes on the number of passengers they carried and the amount of money they lost.
The Hilltopper route lost on both counts and was cut, leaving many of those who rode the rails angry with Congress.
[NAT SOUND of train leaving 1:39:54]
When the Hilltopper pulled out of Roanoke for the last time, it took with it the city's final link to its glory days as a rail passenger terminal.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))
A Netscape glitch may let others peek inside your computer...
And a local highchool webteam is scoring high marks in a worldwide contest.
More in this week's webwatch.
[IN Q=The flaw was]
The flaw was reported by a computer consultant who says, with a short java program, he can read the cache file on your computer... That's where netscape temporarily stores information about where you've been browsing recently, including personal information you may have typed in... Netscape officials are looking into it.
Some Franklin County highschool students are rising to the top in an international website contest. They made the semifinals in the Thinkquest 98 competition.
Their website, the Art and Science of Theater... journeys through the world of acting on the web... you can learn how to make a mideviel helmet... or watch a movie clip about sound design...
Finalists in the contest will be announced later this month.
Billboard magazine's been talking about the top 40 for 40 years... The magazine's website has a tribute to 40 years of music... including the hottest 100 hits of all time... and yes, the Macarena IS number two... the Archies even made it in at number 87
There are a lot of other lists, including the top ten songs about animals... and body parts...
For links to these sites... click on WebWatch on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ7 dot com.))
[2-SHOT TOSS TO REACH BUMP][Abortion-Bombing]
Tragedy was averted yesterday after explosives were found at two abortion clinics and then defused in North Carolina.
A military unit from Fort Bragg and the Cumberland County Sheriff's department joined forces to disarm the devices,
The bombs consisted of dynamite, a detonator and timer.
A clinic employee reported the device at the HallMark Women's Clinic.
A construction worker noticed the bomb planted at the Carolina Women's Clinic.
Both clinics were targets of arson last month.
There have been no reports of injuries in any of these incidents.
The FBI and ATF are investigating the fires and attempted bombings.
Barbara Anderson has finally been found mentally fit to stand trial.
[use file tape from 97-62, County-Murder;]
Anderson is accused of murdering 88-year old James Beane by beating him to death with a fireplace poker.
Anderson's court appearances were postponed several times after she was found mentally unfit to stand trial.
Friday, her attorney claimed she had recovered.
The next hearing in the case is scheduled for November 13th.
When the Timber Lake dam collapsed in 1995, homeowners in that Campbell County subdivision were stuck with a million- dollar repair bill.
The problem is not everyone volunteered to pay their fair share.
Some felt creating a Watershed Improvement District would solve the problem.. That issue was put to a vote yesterday.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
[IN Q=For just the]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kent White/R. E. Lee SWC District; :22]
[SUPER=01-Peter Hopkins/WID Committee Chairman; 1:05 ]
[OUT Q=News7, Campbell County.]
(( For just the second time in Virginia history, voters were deciding whether to create a Watershed Improvement District, or WID, this one for the Timber Lake area of Campbell County.
The WID would give Timber Lake residents the power to tax themselves to help pay for large repair bills to their dam or their lake.
Residents who came to the polls found they could vote twice.. once as a property owner and again as a registered voter.
[IN Q=It doesn't]
((KENT WHITE/R.E. LEE SWC DIRECTOR: IT DOESN'T HAPPEN EVERY DAY SO WE'VE HAD TO DO A LOT OF EXPLAINING BUT EVERYONE HAS CAUGHT ON REAL WELL AND WE'VE HAD A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE COME OUT TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT.))
[OUT Q=show their support.]
[IN Q=For the WID]
((For the WID to pass, three things had to happen: a majority of the registered voters had to vote yes.. they got 69 percent. Two thirds of the total acreage involved had to be in favor.. 82 percent was. And of the 126 property owners who voted, two thirds had to vote yes.. they needed 84, they got 85.))
[OUT Q=they got 85.]
((WE HAVE A WID.. WE HAVE A WID FOLKS..))
Supporters say a WID is fair and democratic.. any proposed taxes will be voted on as well and must pass by a three to one margin.
[IN Q=No more argument]
((PETER HOPKINS/WID COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: NO MORE ARGUMENT, NO MORE QUESTION ABOUT WHO PAYS OR HOW MUCH THEY PAY, IT'S ALL SETTLED. EQUALITY HAS COME TO TIMBERLAKE.))
[OUT Q=to Timberlake.]
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County.))
Baseball slugger, Darryl Strawberry's bout with cancer could save the lives of many.
Strawberry had a tumor removed from his colon yesterday.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
Doctors removed the two and a half inch growth and a 16-inch portion of the 36-year-old's intestine.
They believe the cancer did not spread beyond the colon tumor, but tests should be back next week to confirm that.
Doctors will then decide if chemotherapy is needed.
Strawberry spent three hours on the operating table.
Doctors say he's resting comfortably.
Health officials say the media attention his illness is getting will create awareness about colon cancer and could prompt others to get tested.
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[IN Q=Jessie Ward finds her inspiration]
[SUPER=01-Jessie Ward/Blacksmith; :18 quick]
[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute; :37]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Ferrum]
((Jessie Ward finds her inspiration in a simple piece of iron, and the red hot coals of a fire.
Her father worked as a blacksmith, his father before him... and she began her training as a young girl.
[IN Q=I used to stand on a crate]
((JESSIE WARD/BLACKSMITH: I USED TO STAND ON A CRATE AND STRIKE FOR MY FATHER WHEN I WAS TOO SHORT TO GET TO THE ANVIL, SO YEAH I STILL HAVE MY CRATE.))
[OUT Q=still have my crate.]
Today, she enjoys the ornamental craftsmanship of the modern blacksmith, and the practical work of a farrier shoeing horses. She also finds time for demonstrations, like the one she recently conducted at the Blue Ridge Institute of Ferrum College.
[IN Q=She's third generation]
((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: SHE'S THIRD GENERATION, WHICH IS A RARE THING TODAY ALMOST IN ANY TRADE. SHE'S A SKILLED ARTISAN AND SHE'S BECOME A TEACHER, WHICH I THINK IS THE IMPORTANT THING ABOUT A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE WITH THESE SKILLS, THAT THEY DO PASS THEM ON.))
[OUT Q=that they do pass them on.]
Ward is one of only two women in Virginia certified as farriers. She was the first woman to take part in an international farrier competition. Still, she's modest about her accomplishments, and her special place in a field traditionally dominated by men.
[IN Q=Well, I don't really know]
((JESSIE WARD: WELL I DON'T REALLY KNOW ANY DIFFERENT. EVERYBODY IN MY FAMILY DOES THE SAME THING, SO I JUST KIND OF FELL IN THE GROOVE. BUT A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE PEOPLE THINK THAT.))
[OUT Q=but a lot of other people think that.]
And the proof is in the piece of metal, transformed by a few minutes of determined labor and a lifetime of experience.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Ferrum))
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[***No Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
Governor Gilmore is defending his fight to keep Hugh Finn alive.
He went to court last week to try to stop the comatose man's family from removing his feeding tube.
The governor said he wanted to make sure Finn's rights were properly reviewed by the court.
Bombs were discovered at two North Carolina abortion clinics yesterday.
Fayetteville officials were able to disarm the devices before they exploded.
The F-B-I and the A-T-F were already investigating September arson fires at both clinics.
And a convicted Roanoke County child molester is being denied parole after the board received dozens of letters of opposition.
Evangelist Mario Tony Leyva was sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting to sexually abusing at least 100 boys.
The U-S Parole Commission is reviewing the case.
And that's what's making news on this Sunday, October 4th.
[TAPE#=Sports Extra tc 44:51]
Larry and Mariann Coleman will tell you auto racing is a family sports.
And for them it's all-IN-the-family as both compete for points on the drag strip.
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[SUPER=01-Mariann Coleman/Driver; :16]
[SUPER=01-Larry Coleman/Driver; :28]
[OUT Q=use it now]
[IN Q=nat sot]
Coming to the race track is Larry Coleman's long time hobby.
But soon his wife Mariann showed promise in the sport of Dar Strip Bracket Racing as well.
[IN Q=it was get]
[OUT Q=going fast too]
[IN Q=we can't run]
[OUT Q=right in the number]
Larry has won two track championships at the Natural Bridge Strip and he credits his wife for his success.
They don't drive against each other. Larry is in the Super Pro division while Mariann races in the Foot Brake category.
But Mariann does compete against OTHER men.
[IN Q=i've never been]
[OUT Q=battled with that]
[IN Q= these guys]
[OUT Q=pretty good]
The Coleman's say when they're not working they're together. And during the racing season that means two or three days at the track each week.
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[OUT Q=use it now]))
The Roanoke County Police were out in force yesterday.
No emergency--just the fifth annual Open House at the department.
The S.W.A.T. demonstration was just part of the day.
Citizens were invited to drive a police cruiser, ride the police bikes and tour the building.
The K-9 teams are always a big draw. Everyone watched as the four-legged officers performed their duties.
Police officers say the Open House is a way for them to meet the community and educate people on how their job is (------------)