At least five people are dead and more than 50 injured after explosions ripped through the southern Philippines today.
Police say three grenades were thrown into a busy fish market on the island of (HOH'-loh) Jolo.
At about the same time, on a nearby island, a woman was killed in an explosion at a restaurant.
There have been no immediate claims of responsibility.
Muslim rebels are holding around 20 Western and Asian hostages in HOH-loh.
No word on whether there's a connection between the explosions and the hostage situation.
Foreign trade is taking center stage at the White House today.
Clinton has enlisted the help of Fed chairman Alan Greenspan in his fight to restore normal trade relations with China.
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[IN Q=If you want]
((IF YOU WANT A MORE STABLE ASIA, IF YOU WANT TO MAXIMIZE THE CHANCES OF AVOIDING PROLIFERATION OF DANGEROUS WEAPONS I A NEW ARMS RACE, A YES IS THE RIGHT VOTE.))
[OUT Q=the right vote.]
Meanwhile, Greenspan said the issue has "profound implications" for the long- term growth of the U-S economy.
After key House and Senate committees endorsed the trade deal yesterday, Clinton said ``momentum is building.''
But he says he still expects a close vote.
The President plans to address the nation Sunday night during a broadcast to help Garner more support for his China
trade deal. [R&B-Merger]
Daleville's R&B Communications and CFW Communications announced a merger today.
Both companies are considered Integrated Communications Providers.
Each furnishes customers with Internet access and high-speed data transmission, as well as local and
long-distance phone service, paging products and wireless services.
CFW and R&B Communications will now have a digital P-C-S customer base of 3.6 million people in Virginia and West Virginia.
CFW is also purchasing PrimeCO P-C-S of Norfolk for 407 million dollars. The company will now serve 8.3 million people in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The 20-year- old Rainbow Family murder case is being re-tried in West Virginia.
Jacob Beard was convicted of murder in 1993, but was released last year after a judge ordered a new trial.
19-year-old Nancy Santomero and 26-year-old Vicki Durian were hitchhiking to a Rainbow Family Gathering in the summer of 1980 when they were shot and killed.
The trial was moved to Braxton County, where opening arguments began yesterday.
Court officials expect the trial to continue for eight to ten days.
The source of the nitrous oxide that killed a Virginia Tech student last Fall has been traced back to an internet company in Arizona.
Computer Science Major Andrew McCoy ordered the drug on line from bongmart- dot-com.
Federal agents raided the source in Tempe, Arizona and found an assortment of water bongs and pipes.
Nitrous Oxide is commonly used as a propellant, but is also widely abused as a recreational drug.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Mount Saint Helens eruption.
As Drew Levinson reports, it's a time of remembrance and re- birth.
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[SUPER=03-Mt. Saint Helens, WA;]
[SUPER=01-Peter Frenzen/U.S. Forest Service;]
[OUT Q=CBS news, Mt. St. Helens, Washington]
WHERES THE MOUNTAIN, JUSTIN? ITS GONE.
(locator: Mt. Saint Helens, WA)
Part of Mt. Saint Helens is gone, and thats what draws people here.
They come to see the volcano that that lost its top 20 years ago today.
(CAMERA SHUDDER )
It was a Sunday morning. At 8:32 mother natures fury let loose. The
volcano erupted, smoke billowed and rock and mud poured out.
230 square miles of forest were flatted, 14 miles of the toutle river
valley buried.and it only took 10 minutes.
That day-- 57 people died, hundreds more were injured.
IT GOT SO BLACK THAT YOU COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING THEN IT HIT AND IT
PUSHED ME STRAIGHT DOWN ON THE GROUND LIKE A PANCAKE.
Danny Balch reads from his journal. He and five friends were camping
nearby that day.
Two of them were killed. Broken and burned, He remembers what the
doctors told him.
(SOT DANNY BALCH/SURVIVOR)
MOST ANYONE WHO HAS GONE THROUGH WHAT I HAVE GONE THROUGH DONT LIVE
AND IT IS 20 YEARS LATER AND I AM STILL ALIVE.
(STANDUP DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS)
DANNY BALCHS IS JUST ONE OF HUNDREDS OF HUMAN SURVIVAL STORIES HERE
AT MT. SAINT HELENS.
BUT THERE'S ANOTHER STORY OF RESILIENCY BE TOLD.
AS YOU LOOK AROUND YOU CAN SEE MUCH OF THIS AREA IS A VIRTUAL DEAD
ZONE, HARDLY ANY PLANTS OR TREES, BUT THATS CHANGING.
AND IT FLOWED OUT IN THIS TREMENDOUS LANDSLIDE.
Peter Frenzen is with the US Forest Service.
Here, seven miles from the volcano, the vegetation is slowly coming
Every tree and plant is the result of a seed flying through the air
from forests miles away.
(SOT PETER FRENZEN/US FOREST SERVICE )
OVER TIME A FEW TAKE ROOT AND WHAT YOU ARE SEEING IS THE RESULT OF 20
YEARS OF ESTABLISHMENT.
In a world millions of years old-thats the blink of an eye.
Drew Levinson CBS News Mt. St. Helens Washington.)[ND-Hail]
We're basking in sunshine and warm temperatures here.
But it's still winter in the upper Midwest.
[SUPER=03-Lake Preston, ND;]
In Lake Preston, North Dakota, the sidewalks were covered with hail.
Golf-ball- sized hail bombarded a school, breaking windows.
In other areas, gusty winds were the problem
70- mile- an- hour winds ripped the roof off this Super 8 Motel.
Rainfall fell at a rate of two inches in just 20 minutes.
[WIPE WIPE WIPE][Indiana-Flooding]
[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
[SUPER=03-Johnson Co., IN;]
High water is a big problem in parts of Indiana.
Storms dumped more than three inches of rain .
And the waters may be to blame for a small sinkhole in a lake.
Some flooded roads were impossible to drive on, and residents were forced to travel by boat.
More U-N peacekeepers have been released from Sierra Leone.
[SUPER=03-Freetown, Sierra Leone;]
44 of them arrived in Freetown last night after being held hostage by a rebel group, the Revolutionary United Front.
Another 80 are said to have been transferred to a Liberian border town to await release.
But the U-N is still concerned that yesterday's arrest of the rebel leader (FOH'day SANK-oh) Foday Sankoh might complicate further releases.
Meanwhile, Britain's resolution to increase the peacekeeping force to 13- thousand troops should be approved today.
An arrest has been made in the Louisa County bombing that killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Investigators believe Coleman Leake Johnson Junior set the bomb to avoid making child support payments.
Tammy Lynn Baker was killed when the bomb went off
[SUPER=03-Louisa/December 1997; ]
outside her apartment early on the morning of December 3rd, 1997.
Her murder was one of three bombings in that area over several months.
Johnson was arrested in Newport News.
If convicted, he could face the federal death penalty.
The Roanoke County firefighter who's accused of trying to kill his wife and three children may be reconciling with them.
Phillip Casteel allegedly admitted he cut the brake line on the family van in January, endangering Kimberly and the kids.
He's charged with attempted murder, but a plea agreement is now in the works.
He was released pending trial next month, on the condition he not have any contact with his wife.
Casteel's attorney confirmed they've been seeing each other.
Tom Blaylock says the protective order has been lifted and the bond conditions rescinded, so they can spend time together.
A popular Roanoke radio station has changed its format and merged with another local station.
Jennifer (Mee-lee) Miele has the story.
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[IN Q=Just moments]
[SUPER=01-Leonard Wheeler/WPVR President; :26]
[SUPER=01-Herm Reavis/WSLC General Manager; :53]
[OUT Q=News 7 Salem.]
((Just moments before revealing Arrow 94's new format, phones were ringing off the hook with complaints about listening to 12 hours of the Rolling Stone's song, "It's only rock and roll."
((TUNE IN AT NOON))
Leonard Wheeler is President of Mel Wheeler, Inc., the company that owns The Arrow.
[IN Q=Besides, we'll]
((BESIDES WE'LL BE ABLE TO COVER ROANOKE, LYNCHBURG, NEW RIVER VALLEY, IT'S A 100,000 WATT STATION IN THE MARKET PLACE.
IT WILL GIVE COUNTRY MUSIC LISTENERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR A SIGNAL OF THAT STREAM.))
[OUT Q=of that stream.]
Star 94 will be simulcasting with WSLC-AM. Once a classic country station, WSLC's switch to mainstream country could mean powerhouse advertising opportunities for sponsors.
[IN Q=We look]
((WE LOOK AT THIS AS A GROWTH PATTERN TO TRY TO BROADEN OUR SERVICE AREA AND OUR LISTENING AREA TO TRY TO GAIN MORE LISTENERS TO BETTER SERVE OUR ADVERTISERS WITH A GREATER COMMERCIAL ACCEPTANCE.))
[OUT Q=commercial acceptance]
Now, both stations are playing country music with now live voices, but listeners are encouraged to call in with complaints. Jennifer Miele, News 7, Salem.))
[GRAPHIC=Unshackling the Past]
Richmond is getting ready for a new pitch about its past.
[IN Q=The population]
((PHIL SHWARZ/VCU HISTORIAN: THE POPULATION EXPANDED TO THE POINT THAT FROM 1790 ALL THE WAY TO 1860, THERE WERE MORE SLAVES IN VIRGINIA THAN ANY OTHER STATE.))
[SUPER=01-Phil Schwarz/VCU Historian; ]
[OUT Q=other state.]
For at least two decades in the 19th century, Virginia was home to the biggest slave market in the world.
Now, the mayor wants it to be the home to a two million dollar slave memorial.
[IN Q=There will]
((TIM KAINE/RICHMOND MAYOR: THERE WILL PROBABLY BE SOME PEOPLE WHO WILL GET THEIR NOSE OUT OF JOINT. BUT I VIEW THAT AS BACKGROUND NOISE. WE WILL MAKE THIS HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Kaine/Richmond Mayor;]
[OUT Q=this happen.]
[TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC HERE]
Tonight on NEWS 7 at SIX, reporter Ellen Qualls wraps up our series on slavery sites in Virginia.
It's called "Unshackling the Past."
In two years, Ferrum College's president will retire.
Jerry Boone rejected an offer from the Ferrum Board of Trustees to work an extra year.
Students have been angry at Boone recently for slicing athletic programs and changing the housing plan.
Faculty have criticized him for letting enrollment slide almost twenty percent in the last decade.
But Boone says faculty pressure did not push him out.
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[IN Q=If you think]
((IF YOU THINK I'M PLEASED WITH IT, NO. I WOULD SAY NO TO THAT BUT AGAIN, I ANSWER TO A BOARD OF TRUSTEES THAT IS VERY PLEASED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF FERRUM COLLEGE.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Boone/Ferrum President;]
[OUT Q=Ferrum College]
Boone plans to spend retirement with his family in Asheville, North Carolina...
but he says before he leaves he'll make more big changes at Ferrum College.
[GRAPHIC=Pope John Paul II]
Pope John Paul, the Second turns 80 today.
He's marking the occasion with a special mass and with a eye to the future.
Allen Pizzey reports.
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[SUPER=04-Vatican City; :00]
[SUPER=01-Allen Pizzey/Reporting; :39]
[SUPER=07-Archbishop John Foley; 1:01]
[OUT Q=Pizzey, CBS news, Vatican City.]
(Pope arriving/Mass etc)
vo: If John Paul II were a mere cardinal working in the Vatican...he
would have to retire today.
But a Pope is for life...and so his 80th birthday departed from the
usual private celebration.
Because it coincided with the jubilee for priests...more than 3,000
cardinals...bishops and priests gathered in St Peter's Square to say
Called a "concelebration"...it was billed as the largest such gathering
The Pope told them that even after fifty years of serving the
church...he felt the need to "thank God for his immense bounty".
Having turned 80 John Paul II could not vote for successor to St
Peter...even if he wanted someone else to have the job.
o/c: Even using the word retire in connection with the Pope is said to
be taboo in the Vatican.
And while there is a provision in church law for him to step down...John
Paul II has given no sign he is even considering slowing down. (12)
vo: Despite having been shot...operated on twice and broken his hip and
his shoulder...and suffering from Parkinson's disease...John Paul II
maintains a rigorous schedule.
SOT Archbishop John Foley (0032)
"I think he's coping remarkably well. His step may have slowed but I
think he's able to do a tremendous amount." (8)
vo: And...he tells his confidantes..he still has goals.
SOT Foley (1242 - over pix)
"Christian unity, world peace, and a more complete conversion of those
who call themselves Christian to the Christian life.(11) That job has
not yet been completed." (15)
NAT SOT MASS
A...P...CBS News, Vatican City