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President Clinton spoke out yesterday in defense of his administration.
In doing so, he shined the spotlight on Southwest Virginia.
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Clinton says the White House did not lead the effort to limit the impeachment inquiry - 9th district congressman Rick Boucher did.
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((KEEP IN MIND THE PROPOSAL TO ADVANCE WAS DEVELOPED ENTIRELY BY CONGRESSMAN BOUCHER FROM VIRGINIA, A MAN WHO COMES FROM A CONSERVATIVE RURAL DISTRICT WHO DEVELOPED IT ON HIS OWN AND FOUGHT FOR IT IN THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE..))
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Boucher's proposal to limit the investigation was voted down by the Judiciary Committee.



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Not all of the region's Democrats are standing behind President Clinton.
The chief of staff for Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode says Goode will vote FOR the Republican resolution to launch an impeachment inquiry.
Abingdon Democrat Rick Boucher plans to reintroduce the Democratic alternative plan to limit the inquiry.

[7E-City-Council]


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It's a compromise, but Roanoke city employees will see an increase in their pension benefits.
But just how much of an increase did City Council approve?
Joe Dashiell has more on the vote.
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((The city employees who packed council chambers were seeking a fifteen percent increase in pension benefits.
What council ultimately approved was a five percent increase for employees who retire after January first.
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[IN Q=Obviously, there's some]

((JAMES FAZIO/POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION: OBVIOUSLY THERE'S SOME DISAPPOINTMENT ON BOTH SIDES, BUT WE DO APPRECIATE WHAT WE GOT. THE WAY WE LOOK AT IT, SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING I GUESS.))
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With a fund surplus fueled by robust investment income, groups representing firefighters and police officers argued that the increase was justified.
But others say the city's pension plan is already competitive... the increase unnecessary and potentially dangerous.
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((ROB TONKINSON/PENSION BOARD CHAIRMAN: I'M DISAPPOINTED. I DON'T THINK THEY MADE A WISE DECISION HERE. IT'S CERTAINLY GOING TO BE EXPENSIVE OVER THE LONG HAUL.))
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Council members have also raise the prospect of a cut in the real estate tax rate... but that will have to wait until they begin budget study for the next fiscal year.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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Hundreds of people marched on the Bedford courthouse yesterday-- protesting gun-related violence in their community.

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((NO MORE VIOLENCE, NO MORE VIOLENCE..))
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The rally was held in honor of 17-year old Jamelle Poindexter, the Liberty High School student who was shot to death last month.
Organizers say it's time to take a stand.
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((MIKE SHELTON/BEDFORD MAYOR: YOU ARE DRAWING THE FOCUS ON YOUTH VIOLENCE AND GUN VIOLENCE IN OUR SOCIETY. YOU'RE DRAWING IT RIGHT HERE AT HOME. EACH OF YOU HERE TODAY WHO JOINED IN IS MAKING A CLEAR STATEMENT THAT WE WILL NOT SUCCUMB TO FORMS OF VIOLENCE AS A NATURAL PART OF LIFE.))
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[OUT Q=part of life.]
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Shelton presented Poindexter's parents with a plaque commemorating their son's life.
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Taking a look at your Thursday forecast...
Rain continues throughout the day, with the chance for storms.
Highs will reach the mid- to upper-60s.
Rain clears out by tonight. Expect cloudy, breezy conditions, with lows in the low- to mid-50s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 10/9/98
Friday:

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[SUPER=130-2/Gregory Bolen/Hillsville]



[SUPER=130-17/Jessica Wilson/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-9/Perry Allen/Covington]



[SUPER=130-/Camille Steele/Riner]



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[SUPER=130-4/Kayla Underwood/Bent Mountain]



[SUPER=130-34/Robert Fields/Lexington]



[SUPER=130-8/Joshua Setchel/Vinton]



[SUPER=130-7/Annie Prillaman/Wirtz]



[SUPER=130-50/Debbie Blackburn/Roanoke]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-35/Diane Tyler/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Carlyne Bondurant/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Robert & Melissa Brodie/Snow Creek]



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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45E-Caldwell]



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[TAPE#=98-58 1:06:04]
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It's day two in the trial of Willie Caldwell.
He's charged with fatally shooting Kevin Jones.
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Within hours of the shooting Caldwell's apartment house went up in flames killing six of his neighbors.
There may be a connection between the two incidents, but no one has ever been charged in the arson.
Caldwell says the gun went off- -either accidentally- -or in the course of a struggle with Jones.
But witnesses made it sound more malicious.
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((HE SAID, "I SHOT YOU, YOU MOTHER F-----. I'M GOING TO STAND HERE, AND I'M GOING TO WATCH YOU DIE."))
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The trial resumes today- -with a key witness for the Commonwealth.
Caldwell remains free on bond.
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In another murder case, a Henry County woman wants to use her mental state as part of her defense on charges she killed her baby.
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Lawyers for Sharon Alley want to introduce psychological evidence at her trial next month.
Alley is accused of fatally stabbing her 8-month old daughter Brooke on Mother's Day.
At a hearing yesterday, the Commonwealth's Attorney said he wants Alley to be examined by his own expert.
The judge is expected to make a ruling by Monday.
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[45S-Hamlett]


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More developments in the Debbie Reynolds vs. Richard Hamlett case.
Reynolds convinced a judge in Las Vegas to give her a default judgment against her husband, a Roanoke developer.


He appealed, but lost.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape]


After ten years of marriage, the two became embroiled in conflict over a casino they owned in 'Vegas.
She sued for divorce in 19-94. Hamlett failed to provide documents she wanted, so the judge entered a 2- and- a half million dollar judgment in her favor.
Last week a bankruptcy trustee took control of Hamlett's assets- -until the case goes to trial- -probably sometime next year.


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The Public Broadcasting Center announces a unique partnership with Averett College and Danville Community College.


Christy Hubley reports.
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(( PBS--the network that brings you programs like "Reading Rainbow" and "Scientific American Frontiers"-- is growing.

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((ERVIN DUGGAN/PBS PRESIDENT: WE ARE HEALTHY, WE'RE APPRECIATED, AND WE'RE POISED FOR A TERRIFIC FUTURE.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=for a terrific future.]


A future in Southside Virginia.
At a special reception for PBS's president, Blue Ridge Public Television announced its plans to create a new interconnection.
It would allow interactive video and audio communication between Roanoke and Danville.
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((LARRY DYER/BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION COVERS SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BUT WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE INTO SOUTHERN VIRGINIA FOR YOU.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=virginia for you.]


This will happen through a partnership with Averett College and Danville Community College.
But the partnership doesn't end there.
The three announced they are jointly working on a new documentary on tobacco-- a economic mainstay of Southside.
And they are developing a college-level program in broadcast technology.
Technology that keeps changing.
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[IN Q=Viewers need to know]

((ERVIN DUGGAN/PBS PRESIDENT: VIEWERS NEED TO KNOW THAT PUBLIC TELEVISION IS THE ONE CORNER OF THE TELEVISION UNIVERSE THAT WILL USE THIS TECHNOLOGY FOR EDUCATION, FOR CULTURE, AND FOR CITIZENSHIP. EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING IT MERELY TO ENTERTAIN AND TO MAKE MONEY. WE'RE DOING IT TO SERVE HUMANITY.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=to serve humanity.]


Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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Taking a look now at your Thursday forecast...
More rain today, with the chance for a scattered thunderstorm.
Look for highs in the mid- to upper-60s.
Cloudy and breezy tonight after the rain moves on.
Lows will be in the low-50s.
The extended forecast...
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The House is certain to vote today for an impeachment inquiry of President Clinton.
Republicans have enough votes but they want Democrat votes to show unity.
The G-O-P has the support of one VIRGINIA Democrat.
The chief of staff for Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode says Goode will vote FOR the Republican resolution to launch an impeachment inquiry.
Abingdon Democrat Rick Boucher plans to reintroduce the Democratic alternative plan to limit the inquiry.

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The Emergency Room at Community Hospital in Roanoke isn't expected to re-open until at least Sunday.
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The E-R and much of the hospital's first two floors are still without power following Monday's fire in the boiler room.
There was extensive damage to the boiler room, but there's no dollar estimate yet.
The hospital is still able to treat women in labor.
All other emergencies -- and surgeries -- are being sent to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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Another embarrassing mix-up for the University of Virginia Medical Center.
The hospital says it mistakenly gave a funeral home the placenta of a miscarried baby, rather than the remains.
Officials say they're having trouble locating the woman who miscarried and she does NOT know about the mistake.
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Governor Gilmore sent the chief medical examiner to the hospital last week to review morgue policies.
Two infant girls were switched at the hospital in 1995 and in March, a mother was given the wrong remains after her infant died.
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A Rockbridge County judge has upheld a Virginia state hazing law, and now three V-M-I cadets are going to trial.
Circuit Judge George Honts made the ruling this week.
That means cadets Jonathan Gonzales, Thomas Michael Upshaw and Charles Travers Clemons will face a trial for striking a freshman with belts and coathangers.
No date has been set.


[8E-Student-Ticket]


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If you were waiting to buy tickets for the season- ending football game between Tech and U-V-A, you're out of luck.
Tickets sold out shortly after going on sale yesterday- a situation that's left some students to question the system.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/November 1996;]

They blame the problem on the way game tickets are distributed. Ticket office officials say about 33-thousand were purhcased by season ticket holders and Hokie Club members between May and July. That left 19-thousand for students. A fraternity is organizing an e-mail chain letter asking school officials to change the procedures.
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((JEFF HUMMEL/ALPHA KAPPA SI; EITHER CHANGE IT TO HOW SOME OF THE OTHER SCHOOLS MIGHT HAVE IT DONE WHERE TICKETS ARE GIVEN OUT AT THE BEGINNING OF FOOTBALL SEASON. REALIZING THAT IF THERE'S 25-THOUSAND STUDENTS AT A SCHOOL, RESERVE CLOSE TO 25-THOUSAND TICKETS, OR AT LEAST ENOUGH TO FILL UP THE STADIUM WITH MOSTLY STUDENTS AND THEN LET THE REST GO ON SALE FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SEE IT.))
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[OUT Q=want to see it.]
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Tech officials say the ticket distribution policy has changed several times over the past decade. But they say the Tech-U-V-A rivalry traditionally sells out before some students get to buy tickets.
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Taking a look now at your Thursday forecast...
Another wet day, with the chance for some scattered thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the mid- to upper-60s.
The rain moves out tonight, but clouds stick around. Expect breezy conditions and lows in the 50s.
The extended forecast...
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