[7E-VA-Impeachment]

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During a twelve- hour impeachment hearing yesterday, Kenneth Starr testified against President Clinton, saying the President "misused his power and authority."
Two of our area Congressmen sit on the House judiciary committee.
Ellen Qualls is in Washington, she has more on what Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher had to say.
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((Without President Clinton yet accepting an invitation to testify and with no plans yet to hear from Monica Lewinsky, ken Starr is so far the Starr of the show. Roanoke's Republican Congressman used his 5 minutes in the spotlight to ask questions to help him make his case.
GOODLATTE
THOSE WHO HAVE SAID, INCLUDING SOME HERE TODAY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE, THAT THE PRESIDENTS EFFORTS COULD BE MERELY INTERPRETED AS SOMEONE HELPING AN EX-INTIMATE OR EX-FRIEND WITHOUT CONCERN FOR HER TESTIMONY AND I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE FULL OPPORTUNITY TO INDICATE WHY IT IS YOU HAVE COME TO THE FIRST CONCLUSION RATHER THAN THE SECOND AND I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU THAT OPPORTUNITY NOW.
STARR
WHEN THAT JOB OPPORTUNITY WAS THE EXTENDED MR. JORDON, ACCORDING TO HIS OWN TESTIMONY INDICATED HE CALLED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND SAID 'MISSION ACCOMPLISHED'.

ELLEN
Democrat Rick Boucher took a different route making the case that impeachment is unnecessary to uphold the rule of law because citizen Bill Clinton may still face the court.
BOUCHER
IMPEACHMENT WAS NEVER INTENDED TO BE A PUNISHMENT FOR INDIVIDUAL MISCONDUCT INSTEAD IT WAS INTENDED TO PROTECT THE COUNTRY. IT WAS DESIGNED TO ENHANCE THE PUBLIC'S INTEREST.
ELLEN
There was excitement outside the hearing too.
NAT SOUND
WHY DON'T YOU IMPEACH ME. IF YOU ARE GOING TO IMPEACH WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON, WHY DON'T YOU IMPEACH ME THOMAS JEFFERSON.
ELLEN
The work of southwest Virginia's Congressmen is not done. We do not know how long these impeachment hearings will last

. That may depend on William Jefferson Clinton. Ellen Quails, News 7 Washington.))[7E-Bomb-Threat]


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Three teenagers are being charged with phoning in recent bomb threats to Giles County schools.
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Everything was back to normal yesterday at Giles High, where administrators say they hope the disruptions have ended.
Three times in the last ten days, classes were cancelled after someone used local pay phones to make the bomb threats.
Investigators believe two male students, 15 and 17 years old, are responsible.
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((ROBERT MCCRACKEN/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, BECAUSE I SHARE A PARENT'S HAT AS WELL AS A SUPERINTENDENT'S HAT, THE KIDS ARE FED UP WITH IT AND I THINK THAT THIS HAS BEEN A BIG ASSET IN HELPING US WITH THE INVESTIGATION.))
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But even as the charges were being filed, crews were investigating another bomb threat at the local Wal-Mart.
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Police have also charged a 17-year-old student at Narrows High School with making a bomb threat at his school.


All three juveniles were held overnight at the New River Valley Detention Home.


[7E-Baby-Switch]


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It's being called an "innocent mistake" in the police report, but that doesn't mean the U-V-A Medical Center is off the hook.
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That according to the lawyer for one of the mothers involved in the baby switch, Paula Johnson.
Paula's attorney, CYNTHIA Johnson, told News7 today even human error must have consequences.
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((CYNTHIA JOHNSON/PAULA JOHNSON'S ATTORNEY: SOMEBODY DIDN'T DO THEIR JOB AND THEY LOST.. THEY MIXED UP THESE PEOPLE'S CHILDREN. AND IT'S VERY, VERY SERIOUS AND IT CONCERNS ME THAT THEY'RE NOW TAKING STEPS TO CORRECT IT, BUT WHAT HAPPENED THEN IS STILL A MYSTERY.))
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Johnson says she's still waiting to be briefed on what the state police report contains.
Charlottesville prosecutor Dave Chapman is expected to do that within the next few days.
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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast..
Some light rain is possible today. Look for mostly cloudy skies with temperatures rising into the lower-60s.
Clouds move out overnight, as lows range anywhere from the upper-30s to low-40s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 11/21/98
Saturday:
Anniversary:
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Anniversary:
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[SUPER=130-1/Tyler Wiseman/Goodview]



[SUPER=130-7/Gage Brewster/Pembroke]



[SUPER=130-1/Chase Brewster/Pembroke]



[SUPER=130-10/Morgan Daniel/New Castle]



[SUPER=130-/Paul Higgins/Buchanan]



[SUPER=130-3/Ashli Adams/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-1/Trey Pedigo/Red House]


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Its a revolving door when it comes to teachers for one class at Bent Mountain elementary-- and some students say enough already.
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Amy Miller is a fifth grader at Bent Mountain Elementary School and so far she's had four teachers this year.
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((AMY MILLER: IT'S NOT FAIR BECAUSE I GET CLOSE TO ALL MY TEACHERS THEN I HAVE TO LEAVE THEM AND IT MAKES ME UPSET BECAUSE YOU NEVER REALLY HAVE YOUR OWN TEACHER REALLY.))
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Parents worry that it's hurting their children's education.
School administrators say the former principal's unexpected retirement led to many of the changes.
And, officials have been trying to resolve the situation ever since.
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[IN Q=We tried to]

((DR. JIM GALLION/ASST. SUPT. FOR ADMINISTRATION: WE TRIED TO PUT PEOPLE IN THE SCHOOL WHO WOULD BE THERE FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME SO THEY COULD PROVIDE THE INSTRUCTION AND THE ADMINISTRATION THAT WAS NEEDED. AND, IT JUST HAPPENED THAT THAT DIDN'T COME ABOUT.))
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Dr. Gallion said a new principal will begin her duties Monday and he doesn't expect further changes,
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[45S-Wilderness-Academy]


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The State Education Department says more improvements are needed at a Botetourt County school for troubled boys.
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The Wilderness Leadership Academy's provisional license runs out in January.
State administrators said in September that the school was unsafe and unsanitary.
They ordered the Botetourt County school to hire more help, revise the policy manual and school brochure, and repair the buildings.
The school has hired a consultant and submitted a new brochure.
But Education Department officials say information is still missing that repairs have not been made.
A full inspection is scheduled for January.
Colonel Gene Nervo, the academy's director, did not return phone calls this week.
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[45E-Coleman-author]


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An attorney turned author questions the guilt of convicted killer Roger Coleman.
Coleman was executed 6 years ago.
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Last Night John Tucker signed copies of his book, "May God Have Mercy", which has just been re-printed in paperback.
The book takes a close look at the Buchanan County case that garnered national attention.
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((THE COLEMAN CASE BECAME, TO ME, A FASCINATING STORY, A MURDER MYSTERY. IT'S NOT A DIATRIBE AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY OR A LOOK AT HABEOUS CORPUS LAW. IT'S A MURDER MYSTERY, A LEGAL DRAMA ABOUT FASCINATING PEOPLE AND INTERESTING EVENTS.))
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Roger Coleman was convicted for raping and murdering his sister-in-law in 1982.
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Despite complaints to the opposite, the city of Roanoke says it has NOT raised the utility service tax for American Electric Power customers.
Customers are apparently calling city management because they've noticed an increase in their bills.
City officials attribute the rise to a previous error on AEP's part; the city claims AEP has been UNDERCHARGING some Roanoke customers on tax for several months.
And now that the error's been corrected, bills seem to have increased.


[45E-Rescue-Mission]


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It's believed to be the first drug treatment center of its kind in the state.
It will offer mothers the chance for rehabilitation without being away from their children.
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Rescue mission leaders broke ground yesterday on the site of a new thrift store.
Proceeds from clothing and furniture will pay for a new substance abuse program, where female drug addicts can stay with their children during recovery.
The rescue mission is spending five million dollars on expansion, which also includes a chapel, women's recovery center, and retreat cabins.
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Taking a moment now to check the Friday forecast--
Mostly cloudy skies today, with some light rain likely.
Highs in the lower 60s.
Clearing and cooler by tonight, with lows falling into the upper 30s. Temperatures will be in the upper 20s in the Greenbrier Valley, where light snow showers are possible.
Your weekend outlook is partly to mostly sunny and cooler...
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE=98-60 1:45:18]
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Impeachment hearings for President Clinton began yesterday, with Kenneth Starr taking center stage for 12 hours during his testimony against the President.
The House judiciary committee that's hearing the testimony includes two of our area Congressmen- Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher.
Ellen Qualls has the story from Washington.
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[OUT Q=N7, Washington.]

((Without President Clinton yet accepting an invitation to testify and with no plans yet to hear from Monica Lewinsky, ken Starr is so far the Starr of the show. Roanoke's Republican Congressman used his 5 minutes in the spotlight to ask questions to help him make his case.
GOODLATTE
THOSE WHO HAVE SAID, INCLUDING SOME HERE TODAY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE, THAT THE PRESIDENTS EFFORTS COULD BE MERELY INTERPRETED AS SOMEONE HELPING AN EX-INTIMATE OR EX-FRIEND WITHOUT CONCERN FOR HER TESTIMONY AND I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE FULL OPPORTUNITY TO INDICATE WHY IT IS YOU HAVE COME TO THE FIRST CONCLUSION RATHER THAN THE SECOND AND I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU THAT OPPORTUNITY NOW.
STARR
WHEN THAT JOB OPPORTUNITY WAS THE EXTENDED MR. JORDON, ACCORDING TO HIS OWN TESTIMONY INDICATED HE CALLED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND SAID 'MISSION ACCOMPLISHED'.

ELLEN
Democrat Rick Boucher took a different route making the case that impeachment is unnecessary to uphold the rule of law because citizen Bill Clinton may still face the court.
BOUCHER
IMPEACHMENT WAS NEVER INTENDED TO BE A PUNISHMENT FOR INDIVIDUAL MISCONDUCT INSTEAD IT WAS INTENDED TO PROTECT THE COUNTRY. IT WAS DESIGNED TO ENHANCE THE PUBLIC'S INTEREST.
ELLEN
There was excitement outside the hearing too.
NAT SOUND
WHY DON'T YOU IMPEACH ME. IF YOU ARE GOING TO IMPEACH WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON, WHY DON'T YOU IMPEACH ME THOMAS JEFFERSON.
ELLEN
The work of southwest Virginia's Congressmen is not done. We do not know how long these impeachment hearings will last

. That may depend on William Jefferson Clinton. Ellen Quails, News 7 Washington.))[8E-Bomb-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-64 1:08:29]
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A recent rash of bomb threats at two Giles County high schools could be over.
Authorities believe they've caught the teenagers responsible for calling in the threats to Giles and Narrows high schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg]


Everything was back to normal yesterday at Giles High, where administrators say they hope the disruptions have ended.
Three times in the last ten days, classes were cancelled after someone used local pay phones to make the bomb threats.
Investigators believe two male students, 15 and 17 years old, are responsible.
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[SOT 03:39:20]
[IN Q=From my perspective]

((ROBERT MCCRACKEN/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, BECAUSE I SHARE A PARENT'S HAT AS WELL AS A SUPERINTENDENT'S HAT, THE KIDS ARE FED UP WITH IT AND I THINK THAT THIS HAS BEEN A BIG ASSET IN HELPING US WITH THE INVESTIGATION.))
[SUPER=01-Robert McCracken/School Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=with the investigation.]
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But even as investigators and school officials were speaking with reporters, employees of the local Wal-Mart were sitting in the parking lot, while emergency crews investigated another bomb threat.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Police have also charged a 17-year-old student at Narrows High School with making a bomb threat at his school.


All three juveniles were held overnight at the New River Valley Detention Home.


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Before we wrap up the morning updates, let's take another look at the forecast.
Mostly cloudy skies today, with light rain likely.
Highs in the lower 60s.
Clearing and cooler tonight, with lows in the upper 30s. Look for some flurries or light snow showers in the Greenbrier Valley, as lows fall into the 20s.
The four day outlook is dry and cooler....
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