Next on news 7 at 11....
Monica Lewinsky's video-tape takes center -stage, with both sides saying she helps their case.
The House of Delegates approves a bill requiring a 24 hour waiting period for abortions.
And area gun dealers say lawsuits aimed at firearms manufacturers are missing the target.
News 7 is next.
Both sides of the impeachment trial used Monica Lewinsky's taped deposition to argue their case today.
For the public, it was their first opportunity to see Lewinsky testifying about her affair with the president.
Jonathan Freed has more.
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[SUPER=04-Deposition Video; :00 QUICK!]
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[SUPER=02-Rep. Ed Bryant/(R) Tennessee; :25]
[SUPER=01-Rep. James Rogan/(R) California; :49]
[SUPER=01-Nichole Seligman/President's Attorney; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:23]
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((Denied live witnesses, the prosecutors fell back on videotape to make
their case...out-takes from the depositions of Monica Lewinsky, Vernon
Jordan, and Sidney Blumenthal.
The House Republicans argued that the President was indeed coaching
Lewinsky to file a false affidavit in the Paula Jones
lawsuit...referring to a phone call.
SUPER: DEPOSITION VIDEO
SUPER (11:13:40): (VOICE OF REP. ED BRYANT/HOUSE
MANAGER-PROSECUTOR/R-TN.): IT REFERENCED THE COVER STORY THAT YOU AND HE
HAD HAD...THAT PERHAPS YOU COULD SAY THAT YOU WERE COMING TO MY OFFICE
TO DELIVER PAPERS OR TO SEE BETTY CURRIE, IS THAT RIGHT?
SOT (MONICA LEWINKSY/ON-CAMERA): CORRECT, IT WAS FROM THE ENTIRE
RELATIONSHIP, THAT STORY.
SOT (BRYANT/OFF-CAMERA): NOW WHEN HE ALLUDED TO THAT COVER STORY, WHAT
THAT INSTANTLY FAMILIAR TO YOU?
SOT (LEWINSKY/ON-CAMERA): YES.
SOT 10:25:46 (REP. JAMES ROGAN/HOUSE MANAGER-PROSECUTOR/R-CA.): IF YOU
BELIEVE HER YOU WILL SEE THIS MORNING HOW THE PRESIDENT WOVE A WEB OF
PERJURY AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.
The White House attacked the prosecutors.
SOT 14:10:40 (NICOLE SELIGMAN/PRESIDENT'S ATTORNEY): THEY HAVE
DISTORTED, THEY HAVE OMITTED, THEY HAVE CREATED A FALSE IMPRESSION.
The President's team used its own series of out-takes to show that
Lewinsky repeatedly denied that Mr. Clinton coached her.
SOT 14:34:58 (LEWINSKY): THERE WAS NO DISCUSSION OF WHAT WOULD BE IN AN
SOT 14:35:26 (LWEINSKY): HE DIDN'T DISCUSS THE CONTENT OF MY AFFADAVIT
STAND-UP (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): INITIAL REACTION TO THE
PRESENTATIONS WAS SPLIT DOWN PARTY LINES...WITH DEMOCRATS SUPPORTING THE
PRESIDENT...AND REPUBLCIANS CALLING THE HOUSE CASE DEVASTATING.
Back in Virginia's Capitol, lawmakers battled over abortion.
A license plate reading "Choose Life" was narrowly approved by the House Transportation Committee today.
The vote on the controversial plate was 10-to-9.
The money the D-M-V raises from the Choose Life plate would fund adoption programs in Virginia.
Some lawmakers also gave a green light so far to a mandated 24-hour waiting period before a woman could get an abortion in the Commonwealth.
Ellen Qualls has more on that story.
[IN Q=Why not]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jo Ann Davis/(R) York Co.; :09 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Bob McDonnell/(R) Virginia Beach; :17 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Viola Baskerville/(D) Richmond; :30]
[SUPER=01-Del. Mary Christian/(D) Hampton; :38]
[SUPER=01-Del. Kathy Byron/(R) Lynchburg; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Vivian Watts/(D) Annandale; 1:19]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News7, Richmond.]
(( Why NOT ask a woman to wait-- just 24 more hours-- to make sure she knows her options and the risks of an abortion?
[SOT 15:08:40 ]
((DEL. JO ANN DAVIS/R-YORK CO.: SOMETIMES I REACT OUT OF FEAR. OR JUST WORRY. AND I MIGHT DO SOMETHING RASH WITHOUT REALLY THINKING ABOUT IT.))
[SOT 14;40:30 ]
((DEL. BOB MCDONNELL/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: BY HAVING A 24 HOUR PERIOD OF REFLECTION, THE WOMAN IS ABLE TO ACTUALLY RECEIVE THE INFORMATION FROM THE PHYSICIAN OR THE NURSE AND HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REFLECT ON IT IN AN APPROPRIATE MANNER.))
((DEL. VIOLA BASKERVILLE/D-RICHMOND: PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT A WOMAN DOES NOT JUST WALK INTO A FACILITY AND ORDER AN ABORTION.))
((DEL. MARY CHRISTIAN/D-HAMPTON: IT'S AN INSULT TO THE INTEGRITY OF WOMEN WHO WOULD FEEL THAT WE NEED TO BE TOLD, WE NEED TO BE LEGISLATED INTO KNOWING WHAT WE COULD DO ON SUCH AN EMOTIONAL ISSUE. AND TO MY MALE COUNTERPARTS...I KNOW OF NO SUCH LEGISLATION WHICH WOULD REQUIRE YOU TO REFLECT.))
[SOT 15:17:24 ]
((DEL. KATHY BYRON/R-LYNCHBURG: WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO HOW WOMEN FEEL ABOUT HOW THIS INSULTS THEM AND WHATEVER, ARE YOU ARE AWARE THAT THERE IS A 30 DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR A MAN TO HAVE A STERILIZATION PROCEDURE?))
Knowing that they don't have the votes in the House, abortion rights supporters are trying to make logistical arguments against the bill.
[SOT 14:55:43 ]
((DEL. VIVIAN WATTS/D-ANNANDALE: CERTAINLY THERE ARE MANY INDIVIDUALS WITH VERY, VERY STRONG FEELINGS OF PRO-LIFE THAT WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO BE CALLING IN TO AN ABORTION CLINIC AGAIN AND AGAIN, TYING UP THE MEDICAL STAFF.))
But the House has given the 24 hour waiting period a 61 to 39 thumbs up.
The measure's big hurdle is a Senate committee.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Some people in New York feel gun manufacturers are somewhat responsible for the shooting deaths of their loved ones.
And, they've filed a lawsuit.
But, many gun dealers feel they're pointing the finger at the wrong people.
David Johnson has more on their reaction.
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[SUPER=01-Tom Kivlehan/GunTek, Inc.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Randy Clark/Clark Distributors; :43]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Cochran/Trader Jerry; :49]
[OUT Q=Djo, N7, Salem.]
[IN Q=I THINK THEY'RE]
((TOM KIVLEHAN/GUNTEK, INC.; I THINK THEY'RE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. THEY SHOULD BE GOING AFTER THE INDIVIDUALS AND NOT THE MANUFACTURERS OR DEALERS OR ANYBODY ELSE IN THAT LINE.))
[OUT Q=IN THAT LINE.]
Tom Kivlehan and others in his trade have been keeping a close eye on the anti-gun lawsuit in New York.
Plaintiffs in the suit claim gun makers flood southern regions where gun laws are weak and eventually filter up north where gun controls are more strict.
But Kivlehan says they are off the mark.
[SOT=01:25:02 - 01:31:29 - 01:33:36]
[IN Q=WE SUPPORT]
((KIVLEHAN; WE SUPPORT NOTHING BUT SHOOTERS, HUNTERS AND COMPETITION SHOOTERS AND WE'RE NOT GOING AFTER ANYBODY WITH CRIMINAL; INTENTIONS. I THINK IT'S GOING TO HURT MOSTLY HONEST AMERICANS AND NOT THE CRIMINALS.))
((RANDY CLARK/CLARK DISTRIBUTORS; IT'S THE SAME AS CHARGING GENERAL MOTORS FOR THE CARS THEY MAKE THAT END UP BEING IN ACCIDENTS THAT KILL PEOPLE.))
((JERRY COCHRAN/TRADER JERRY; EACH INDIVIDUAL OUGHT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS. IF AN INDIVIDUAL TAKES A FIREARM AND COMMITS A CRIME, THEY SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, NOT THE FELLOW THAT MADE THE PRODUCT. WHERE'S IT GOING TO END? IS IT GOING TO BE CARS NEXT OR HAMMERS OR KNIVES.))
[OUT Q=HAMMERS OR KNIVES.]
Cochran says there's only one upside to the bullseye on gun manufacturuers.
[IN Q=ADVERTISING RIGHT NOW]
((COCHRAN; ADVERTISING RIGHT NOW. IT'S THE BIGGEST GIMMICK GOING ON RIGHT NOW. IT'S BOOSTING GUN SALES BECAUSE FOLKS WANT TO GET IN WHILE THEY CAN.))
[OUT Q=WHILE THEY CAN.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; BUT DISTRIBUTORS WOULD TRADE THAT ADVERTISING TO GET RID OF THE DOWNSIDE, WHICH THEY BELIEVE WOULD BE FEWER GUN MANAUFACTURERS AND HIGHER FIREARMS PRICES, WHICH WOULD BE PASSED ON TO THE CONSUMER. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, SALEM.))
Gun dealers may have something else to be concerned about.
The President wants to require background checks on all buyers at gun shows.
The president says he wants to eliminate the "cash and carry convenience" of gun shows.
Gun dealers say existing laws already prohibit felons from owning guns.
Still ahead--officials are investigating a plane crash in Franklin County.
And, prayers and tears are offered up for Jordan's ailing King Hussein.
More when the news continues.
Jordan's King Hussein continued in a coma today, as leaders of the country transferred power to his son.
Hussein, who has cancer, is reportedly being kept alive by a respirator.
The king's wife made an appearance outside the hospital today where hundreds of people spent the day praying and worrying about the country's future.
[IN Q=I could not]
((I COULD NOT GO TO WORK, STAY AT HOME, NOTHING UNLESS I KNOW WHAT IS
GOING ON, I NEED TO KNOW. I AM VERY CONCERNED.))
[OUT Q=very concerned]
Today the Jordanian cabinet declared Hussein unfit to rule, and appointed his successor, Crown Prince Abdullah, as regent.
The prince will be crowned king after his father dies.
An inmate at the Roanoke City Jail died early this morning.
35-year old Joseph Franklin Overstreet was awaiting trial on charges that he violated his probation.
Authorities say Overstreet's cell mates were trying to wake him up just before 4 a-m and got no response.
Rescue workers eventually showed up and pronounced him dead.
Officials are still investigating the death and they say an autopsy may be performed.
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A plane crash-landed in Franklin County today.
The small Cessna 150 went down while trying to land at Bowman Airport near Burnt Chimney.
Authorities believe windy conditions may be to blame.
Kevin D. Angle of Wirtz, Virginia was the pilot.
There were no injuries reported.
More good news for Volvo's non-union employees--the trucking company has tripled their retirement benefits.
The company raised its 1998 matching contribution to 401-K accounts from 25 cents to 75 cents.
That means for every one thousand dollars saved by non-union workers the company will contribute seven hundred fifty dollars.
A Volvo spokesman says about one-thousand workers will be affected by the change.
But he could not say how many workers at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin will benefit.
Still ahead--there are more questions about Booker T. Washington's childhood home--
as researchers find clues indicating it was in a slightly different location.
We'll have more when the news continues.
The fourth annual "Thousand-Man March" was held in Roanoke today.
The march was in honor of Lucy Addison, the education pioneer responsible for bringing a school system to the black community more than 100 years ago.
Addison was also credited with uniting African-Americans for a common cause.
[IN Q=WHAT WE WANT]
((HAROLD CANNADAY/MARCH ORGANIZER; WHAT WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO THROUGH HER EXAMPLES IS TO CARRY SOME OF HER TEACHINGS OVER INTO MODERN TIMES. AND WE HAVE A PROBLEM IN THE CURRENT TIME OF SIMPLY BEING ABLE TO WORK TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Cannaday/March Organizer;]
[OUT Q=TO WORK TOGETHER.]
The group marched from Washington Park to Lucy Addison Areospace Middle School.
Experts have dug up parts of Booker T. Washington's slave cabin on a Franklin County plantation.
But it wasn't quite where they expected to find it.
Now they're wondering why Washington lived so close to his white slave owners.
Tina Tenret has more.
[IN Q=For decades]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :05]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Amber Moncure/Sweetbriar College; :17]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Harriett/Monument Superintendent; 1:41]
[OUT Q=TT, News 7, Franklin County.]
(( For decades, visitors to the Booker T. Washington National Monument in Franklin County have been led to the place where experts THOUGHT Washington was raised.
They were wrong.
Dr. Amber Moncure recently uncovered the real cabin.
[IN Q=The building itself]
((DR. AMBER MONCURE/SWEETBRIAR COLLEGE: THE BUILDING ITSELF WE FOUND BECAUSE WE FOUND SOIL STAINS WHERE THE FLOORBEAMS WOULD HAVE ROTTED AWAY. AND WHEN WOOD ROTS IT LEAVES DARK BROWN STAINS IN VIRGINIA RED CLAY.))
[OUT Q=Virginia red clay]
The objects inside clearly belonged to poor black slaves.
[IN Q=Now these are actually]
((NOW THESE ARE ACTUALLY FROM THE BIRTHPLACE CABIN. BUTT BUTT BUTT THIS IS A LOCALLY MADE TERRACOTTA POT.))
[OUT Q=TERRACOTTA POT]
Moncure says local pottery was cheap and easy to come by.
She also found a pig's jaw and teeth -- leftovers thrown to the slave family.
The owners ate the ham and bacon.
Moncure also found home-made nails -- wire with a head hammered on -- that held the cabin together.
And, an overalls button worn by a field worker in the 1860's.
[IN Q=IT ACTUALLY SAYS]
((IT ACTUALLY SAYS ON HERE, THE ALAN OVERALL COMPANY. WE CAN LOOK UP AND SEE WHEN THE ALAN OVERALL COMPANY WAS IN BUSINESS AND ACTUALLY DATE THE BUTTON.))
[OUT Q=DATE THE BUTTON]
But if Booker T. Washington was born here, would his owners really have lived only a few feet away?
After all, they owned 200 acres, and experts say the Burroughs family would have built a larger house on higher ground.
[IN Q=Dr. Amber Moncure]
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: NEXT SUMMER, DR. AMBER MONCURE WILL DIG UP THIS SITE OF THE SO-CALLED BIG HOUSE -- LOOKING FOR CLUES THAT THE BURROUGHS FAMILY REALLY DID LIVE HERE OR SOMEWHERE ELSE ON THE PLANTATION.))
[OUT Q=ON THE PLANTATION]
So when Booker himself visited this site back in 1908, why didn't he say these markers were wrong?
[IN Q=It was during]
((REBECCA HARRIETT/MONUMENT SUPERINTENDENT: IT WAS DURING THE BEGINNING OF THE JIM CROWE ERA. AND TO COME TO A HOUSE AND SAY YOU PEOPLE HAVE IT ALL WRONG WOULD HAVE BEEN AN AFFRONT TO THE WHITES WHO LIVED THERE AT THAT TIME. ))
[OUT Q=at that time]
So the mystery remains unsolved -- but every clue jars our history.
Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County.))
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The Roanoke Express was back at the Roundhouse for the second game of three in a row.
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A special night at the Roundhouse as Lady Luck was in the house dropping the puck on the opening faceoff.
Richmond would get on the board first as Peter Roed takes the shot from the point and Andrew Shier pushes it in for the early 1 to nothing lead.
The Express would come back and tie the game when Mike Peron gets his first goal after coming off the injured list to tie the game at 1 to 1 in the first period.
Roanoke would take the lead in the second period on two quick goals when Jason Dailey trickles one through the goal keepers legs Roanoke led 3 to 1 and Roanoke wins it 4 to 2.
Rolan Roberts led Virginia Tech with 22 points as the Hokies pulled off a big upset in the Atlantic 10 beating George Washington 77 to 75.
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Bobby Hussey could feel the Hokies coming up with a big win at the Cassell.
And Tech got off to a good start behind senior Eddie Lucas. He steps up and hits this three pointer the Hokies led 20 to 14.
Tech would keep the outside game going on this play Rolan Roberts hits the three pointer and the Hokies led by 9.
The Hokies continued to hit from the outside this three pointer and Tech went in at the half leading 38 to 26.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/77/George Washington/75/;]
The Colonials called on veteran point guard Shante Rogers he finished the game with 31 but the Hokies win it 77 to 75.
The Virginia Cavaliers three game win streak ended yesterday as 7-th ranked Maryland beats the Cavs 88 to 72.
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD/JP-RAYCOM; :]
Pete Gillen and his Cavaliers hoping to catch the Terps on a low point in the A-C-C showdown.
And when Chris Williams drives to the hoop and scores the layup Virginia led 5 to 4.
But the Terps answered after the steal Steve Francis takes the ball to the hole for the Jam and Maryland led 5 to 4.
After a 10 to 10 tie the Cavaliers would take a three point lead when Donald hand steps up and hits the three pointer.
But freshman Jason Dixon came in and hit four three pointers in the first half and the Terps win it 88 to 72.
Jeff Gordon wins the Pole at Daytona. More later when we return.
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George Karl and Milwaukee were at the Bee Hive tonight taking on the Charlotte Hornets.
Former Hornet Dell Curry had 10 points on two three pointers on his old team in the second quarter And Milwaukee goes on to win it 113 to 107 in overtime.
And here are the rest of the scores.
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[OUT Q=...LAST SCORE."]
And coming up, Professional racketball has hit the Roanoke Valley.
And Jeff Gordon, one of the last cars go go out, picked up his first pole position for the Daytona 500 today.
The final piece in Jeff Gordon's Winston Cup Career fell into place yesterday as he captured his first Daytona 500 Pole position.
He will share the front row with Rookie Tony Stewart.
Mike Stevens has more.
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[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Daytona 500 Pole Winner; :40]
[SUPER=01-Rick Hendrick/Gordon's Car Owner; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/Outside Pole Winner; 1:33]
[OUT Q=......news 7 sports."]
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
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Professional Racketball has hit the Roanoke Valley. Play started yesterday in the Berglund Automotive Pro-AM.
These professional women athletes travel the world playing racketball.
For most of them it's a second job that requires up to four hours of training a day.
In most tournaments the winners get three to four thousand dollars and some players get extra bucks in the form of incentive packages from sponsors if they perform well.
[IN Q=racketball has helped]
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Gudinas/Pro Racketball Player;]
[OUT Q=8 different countries]
The finals are tomorrow at noon at the Roanoke Athletic Club.
The Route-460 corridor in Roanoke leading to Roanoke County is booming with economic development.
But on a hill, just to the right of the eastbound lane stands Mount Moriah Baptist Church--a reminder that keeping in touch with the past can be just as valuable.
You can find out more about the church and its history tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning at 8.
Andrew Freiden and Denise Allen will have all the details on that story plus the earliest local news, weather and sports.
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