Update: Dec. 7, 1998

SWITCHED AT BIRTH Investigators last month completed a probe into how newborns Callie Conley and Rebecca Chittum, below left and right, were swapped before leaving a Virginia hospital in 1995. The inquiry concluded that no crime was committed, yet the girls' ID bands somehow got misplaced. Hospital records show that at 6 a.m., Callie weighed more than Rebecca. After 8:30 a.m., the results were reversed. That no medical personnel noticed could mean legal trouble for the hospital. Now relatives are fighting over Rebecca, the biological daughter of Paula Johnson. Rebecca's two sets of grandparents were supposed to raise her jointly after...

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