The D-N-A results are back.
On NEWS -7 at SIX tonight, a LIVE report on the U-V-a baby switch.
And another LIVE report gauging public reaction to last night's confession from President Clinton.
Tonight in sports, Pulaski County is in the Friday Football Extra spotlight.
The top high school golfers in the are are playing at Hanging Rock today.
We'll check out the new weight room at Merryman Center.
And after three years the Wood Brothers and Michael Waltrip and splitting at season's end.
Some isolated thunderstorms are moving through West Virginia now and are heading this way. Details coming up.
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The future of two little girls apparently switched at birth is a little clearer now that D-N-A tests have positively matched three- year- old Rebecca Chittum with her biological mother Paula Johnson.
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Steve Smallshaw is in Buena Vista tonight, where the lawyer for one of the families involved says his clients were dissappointed, but not exactly surprised by the result.
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It's the day after the speech you never thought you would hear from an American president.
Bill Clinton admitted he misled the country about his affair with a former intern.
But across the country, people don't seem to think that's enough of a reason to kick Clinton out of office.
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Scott Goldberg has been getting reaction from people around Roanoke. Tonight's he's at Valley View Mall.
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A probation and parole officer has been arrested on sex charges in Pittsylvania County.
51-year old Patrick Wayne Gould of Danville faces 21-counts-- including object sexual penetration, sexual battery, and forcible sodomy.
The alleged victim spoke exclusively to News 7 this afternoon.
Brenda Prevette says the sexual abuse started after she was released from jail on forgery charges.
She says Gould was her probation officer and forced himself on her on several different occassions between May 1996 and July 1998.
She finally told authorities about the alleged abuse this summer.
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Prevette says she has proof of at least one of the sexual acts on videotape.
Bond was set for Gould at five-thousand dollars.
Virginia's newest abortion law was in federal court today.
An anti-abortion protest, complete with a Jesus mannequin kicked off oral arguments over the ban on so-called partial birth abortions.
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Abortion rights lawyers say the law Virginia passed this year is more vague than past bills.
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((KAREN RASCHKE/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: BUT THE LAW ITSELF, THE LANGUAGE OF THE LAW, WAS SO VERY, VERY DIFFERENT. AND JUDGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, EVERY ONE THAT'S MADE A DECISION, EXCEPT IN VIRGINIA, BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN A FINAL DECISION, HAS FOUND THAT TO BE TRUE, THAT THE LAW IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL BECAUSE IT'S SO VAGUE IT PROHIBITS ALL ABORTIONS. AND YOU CAN'T DO THAT.))
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Arguments are expected to continue at least through tomorrow.
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Still to come...a local bank robbery.
The tellers describe the suspect as the same man who robbed the bank less than a month ago.
the man who leads this Lexington military school has created another university...on paper.
We'll ahve the full story when the news continues.
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The man who robbed a Pulaski County bank last month may have struck again.
The First American bank on Route eleven in Dublin was robbed, this afternoon.
This is the second time the bank has been robbed in less than a month.
The bank's tellers told police the suspect appears to be the same man.
Police say a white male entered the bank around 2- pm and handed the teller a note before making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police are continuing to search the area around the bank looking for the suspect.
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Roanoke County Supervisors say they aren't stalling, but this afternoon they demanded more information from the school board before proceeding with plans for a new high school.
Last week, the School Board affirmed its support for a new south county high school to be built on the Woods End property.
But the supervisors still have questions about the proposed site... information they say they requested several weeks ago.
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The supervisors are drafting a letter to a school construction committee, in an effort to reopen their dialogue with members of the school board.
Habitat for Humanity says it wants to continue discussions with city officials and consider all of its options before deciding whether to accept an offer for land it owns in the Westview Terrace neighborhood.
The city has made what officials describe as their final, best offer for the six and a half acres.
Habitat was planning to build more than 30 homes on the site, but the development angered nearby residents, and city council offered to purchase the land for a public park.
The city has given Habitat officials ten days to decide if they will accept the offer.
A federal judge in Roanoke has cleared the way for the sale of trees from the Jefferson National Forest.
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Despite protest from several environmental groups, Judge James Turk has ruled that the Forest Service did consider the environmental impact of the proposed logging.
It affects about 600 acres of the forest in Alleghany County.
The judge found the Forest Service has "taken a hard look" at the impact this project will have on soil, water and wildlife.
He also points out it does not involve clear cutting large areas of trees.
The stock market continued to rally today.
The Dow closed up 140 points at 87-hundred-15.
NASDAQ gained 37 points.
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Competition is what college is all about... getting ahead in school, getting out and getting a job.
A new book written by the Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute does an "about face" on that assumption.
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((NOW THE BOOK IS NOT ABOUT A MILITARY ACADEMY. IT IS ABOUT AN IDEAL CO-ED COLLEGE...))
Built on the High Plains of Wyoming- -endowed with 985-million dollars,
"This college, Josiah Bunting says, "will stand out for a different idea about leading: the idea of unhesitating willingness to embrace reposibility without calculation of reward or risk...."
It's the result of eight months of research and a life-time of teaching.
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"John Adam's" perfect school is not just Bunting's view of what V-M-I is... or should be.
What sets this mythical college apart from any single school that now exists may be found in the speech Bunting gives new cadets:
"Stop thinking about yourself. Worry more about your brother rat, and you'll all get through it."
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((THE WHOLE INFLECTION HERE IS TO GET THESE STUDENTS USED TO WORKING TOGETHER IN A COMMON ENTERPRISE AND TO BREAK THEM OF THIS AMERICAN OBSESSION WITH THINKING OF ABOUT EVERYTHING INVIDIOUSLY AND COMPETITIVELY WHEN IT COMES TO OUT-DOING OTHER PEOPLE.))
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, Michael and Wood Brothers call it quits, we'll check on the first round of the McLelland Invitational, Pulaski is in the Friday Football Extra spotlight tonight,
and we'll check out the weight room at the brand new Merryman sports complex at Virginia Tech.
The Legendary Wood Brothers racing team of Stuart, has won 96 races since 1966 with the likes of David Pearson, Neil Bonnett and Cale Yarborough.
But despite his best efforts Michael Waltrip couldn't find a way to give the Woods another victory.
So today he and the team announced
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that they will split at the end of the current season.
In his three years with the team Waltrip never won a regular Cup event, but he did capture the 1996 Winston all-star race at Charlotte.
Rumors of his departure from the team were running rampant back in July.
But earlier this month Michael quieted those by signing a letter of intent to drive for the Woods again next season.
The two sides changed their minds this past weekend at Michigan.
No word on where either party will end up next year.
The 10th annual Bob McClellan Metro Golf Tournament teed off at Hanging Rock today.
63 golfers from all 13 of the Roanoke Valley high schools are competing in the two day-36 hole event.
Defending champion Lee Taylor from Patrick Henry was one over at the turn. Franklin County's Matt Chandler would birdie 11 with this nice shot from the fringe. Tournament officials made some changes this year, cutting each team from 6 players to five.
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We will have the leaders at 11. The second round will tee off at Botetourt Country Club tomorrow around 10 am.
Our Friday Football Extra cameras venture into Cougar country today. Pulaski County holds it's annual Jamberee this Friday. Joel Hicks and his team are chasing their eighth straight Roanoke Valley District title.
The Cougars recently held picture day at Kenneth J. Dobson Stadium, a reward for the players after surviving the grueling two a day practices.
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The Cougars were 8 and 2 last year and lost 14 seniors. Pulaski returns seven starters including a powerful running game. Hicks says his kicking game is the best it's ever been and his team should have a good mix of youth and experience.
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And we need to remind you about Friday Football Extra's preseason kickoff show this Friday night at nine.
Our 15th anniversary season kicks off in Primetime with an hour long program. Hope you can join for a stroll down memory lane.
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The Virginia Tech continues preparing for its brutal trifecta of season opening games against East Carolina, Clemson and Miami.
But in the future it's the preparation off the field that just might make the difference between winning and losing.
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((When Tech fans arrive on campus this season for home game they'll notice that the Merryman Center is now much more than just an artist's rendering.
The 40 thousand square foot facility won't be dedicated until September 26th, but the new 20 thousand square foot weight room is up and running.
The football, and men's and women's basketball teams will share the room along with the Volleyball squad.
And the multi-million dollar center will do more than build muscles.))
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