Why should American soldiers go to war-torn Bosnia? President Clinton will
answer that question tonight in an Oval Office address to the nation.
A three- year- old Roanoke boy is mauled by a pit bull.
And Newt Gingrich announces whether he'll seek the nation's top job.
We've got some reasonably warm temperatures on the way for this afternoon,
but a few showers may loom on the horizon. Stay tuned for the first of the
week forecast, coming up.
Stick around. News 7 at Noon is next.
Some call it one of the most important speeches of his presidency.
President Clinton takes to the air waves tonight to make his case for the
Balkan peace plan.
White House aids say he plans to tell the American public that sending
20-thousand U-S troops to Bosnia is a choice between war and Peace.
Regina Blakely has more.
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Press Secretary;
SUPER=01-Tony Blankley/Gingrich Press Secretary;
OUT Q=regina blakely, cbs news, washington
(( President Clinton is putting the finishing touches on a nationwide
address aimed at convincing congress and the skeptical American public...that
U.S. troops should be sent to bosnia as part of a nato peacekeeping force.
Mike Mccurry/White House Press Secretary: "the President will argue we have
interestes in europe. that's why we shed blood in two world wars...honor the
committments we have...etc. president clinton has promised to seek support from
congress for the deployment of u.s. troops but he knows he faces an uphill
battle in convincing lawmakers...especially house members led by house speaker
newt gingrich. sot/tony blankley/gingrich press secretary
if peter the great said the balkans were not worth the blood of one german
soldier 250 years ago---why is it worth 20-thousand americans now.
face the nation video
sot/schieffer--why is it worth one american life?
william perry/defense secretary--that's the fundamental question. american
values and interests are at stake. these values easy to describe--namely stop
the killing and atrocities.
the 20,000 u-s ground troops would make up one third of the 60-thousand member
nato peace keeping force. they could be in place a few days after the formal
signing of the dayton accord in paris scheduled for mid december. if all goes
as scheduled, the administration hopes the troops will be out of bosnia by
making the peace keepers job even tougher, the serbs have already made it known
they do not support the agreement's separation of the city of sarajevo. over
the weekend they made that point clear.))
Police say an argument is the apparent motive behind a fatal shooting in
Authorities say 21- year old (DAY-MON) Damon Lamont Crews was shot and
killed last night with a handgun.
Halifax County authorities arrested 18- year old Tywan Otey Brown at the
The murder happened behind the Village Apartments in the Sinai
(Sigh-NEE-eye) section of the county.
Henry County police are also investigating a fatal shooting.
33- year- old Richard Powell was found shot to death Saturday afternoon in
his pickup truck in Rockingham County, North Carolina.
Investigators say Powell was LAST seen with another man in the Sandy Level
area of Henry County Saturday morning.
The Sandy Level neighborhood is KNOWN for its drug activity.
Police believe Powell and his friend were shot at as they fled the
Powell was a resident of Eden, North Carolina.
Police do not know who Powell's friend is.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's office.
The suspect in the death of a California model, Linda Sobek, is set to be
Photographer Charles Rathbun told authorities he accidentally hit
Sobek with his truck during a photo shoot.
But yesterday's autopsy results contradict that claim.
Kyra (KEER-RA) Phillips has that story.
IN Q=Coroners and investigators
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/Saturday; :00
SUPER=01-Scott Carrier/Los Angeles Co. Coroner's Office; :16
SUPER=01-Dan Burt/LA County Sheriff's Dept.; :48
SUPER=01-Kyra Philips/Reporting; 1:17
OUT Q=Kyra Philips, CBS News.
Police in Amherst County are still looking for clues in the unsolved murder
of 25-year old Robin Jeanette Burge.
Her body was found Wednesday.
Now investigators want to talk with anyone who might have seen the victim on
Thursday, November 16th.
IN Q=we're having
((DUVAL DOSS/AMHERST COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: WE'RE HAVING A DIFFICULT
TIME TRACING HER ACTIVITIES THE LAST FEW DAYS. HOPEFULLY SOMEONE WILL HAVE
SEEN HER AT A LATER TIME THEN WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT.))
SUPER=01-Duval Doss/Amherst Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
OUT Q=we know about
Two hunters found Burge's body in the eastern end of Amherst County on a
Police say she had been shot several times.
Investigators believe Burge was shot then dumped in the river.
Family members say they had not spoken to Robin in some two years.
She had apparently broken off all contact with them after she returned home
from the Navy.
A pit bull has been quarantined to its owner's home after attacking a
three-year-old Roanoke boy.
Justin Loving suffered puncture wounds to his face and neck in the Saturday
His mother says she wants the dog destroyed.
David Lang, the dog's owner, says the dog was chained up when the attack
occurred, and that he had warned the boy to stay away from the dog while he was
Police say Lang has no license or vaccination record for the animal.
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Still to come on News 7,
Another American in Japan is accused of rape,
and students at a university in Korea riot, demanding the arrest of a former
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A five- year- old Rocky Mount boy is in intensive care following a Christmas
parade accident yesterday.
Authorities say the boy fell off a hay wagon and was then struck by the
His name has not been released.
A New York subway token clerk is fighting for his life this afternoon, the
victim of an apparent movie copycat attack.
Officials say yesterday two men squirted a flammable liquid into a token
booth and then ignited it.
The incident is a virtual replay of scenes from the new feature film ``Money
Michael O'Looney has more.
IN Q=This is all that
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00
SUPER=01-William Bratton/Police Commissioner; :20
SUPER=04-"Money Train" - Columbia Pictures; :48
SUPER=01-Rudolph Giuliani/NYC Mayor; :58
SUPER=01-Michael O'Looney/Reporting; 1:20
OUT Q=Michael O'Looney, CBS News.
((This is all that was left of the token booth blown apart in the fire
attack...chunks of steel - a charred chair - some fire extinguishers.
50 year old harry kaufman was inside the booth eating a hamburger at about
1:40 Sunday morning when two young men approached his booth at the kingston and
throop avenue station in bed-sty.
WILLIAM BRATTON/POLICE COMMISSIONER:
"THESE TWO INDIDVIDUALS APPROACHED THE BOOTH AND SQUIRTED SOME TYPE OF FLAMABLE
ACCELERANT FROM A PLASTIC CONTAINER - WHICH WE'VE RECOVERED - INTO THE BOOTH
-IGNITING THAT ACCELERANT -
Kaufman fled the booth and stumbled up onto the street screaming for help.
Kaufman was rushed to the burn center at new york hospital in critical
condition. Mayor Giuliani spent much of the morning there - consoling
Kaufman's wife and son.
This attack closely resembles a scene out of the new movie "the money train"
- which stars woody harrelson and wesley snipes working as transit cops in the
new york city subway system.
RUDOLPH GIULIANI: LAST NIGHT WITHIN AN HOUR OR TWO OF THE INCIDENT PEOPLE WERE
CALLING AND SAYING THAT THIS SOUNDS A GREAT DEAL LIKE WHAT HAPPENED IN THE
After a similar token booth fire attack in 1988 - the mta spent millions
trying to fireproof the booths with a hi-tech sensor system called halon.
That system failed to activate during this attack...possibly because the sensor
Transit officials say clerks sometimes cover up the sensors so they
can smoke in the booth without setting off the system.
Michael O'Looney, CBS News, New York.))
Police say Harry Kaufman was a smoker.
Mayor Guiliani says the city is offering a 21-thousand dollar reward for
information about the suspects.
A California woman has been rescued off the coast of New Zealand following
a boating accident that killed her husband and two children.
Judith Ann Sleavin said the family's yacht was hit by a cargo ship Friday
morning and she had been adrift for three days.
She said her 9- year- old son went down with the yacht but her husband and
daughter made it with her to a raft.
They were then washed away in heavy seas.
Rock- throwing radical students clashed with police today in Souel, South
SUPER=03-Seoul, South Korea;
The students were demanding the arrest of a former president who they claim
was the mastermind of a 19-80 civilian massacre.
Witnesses say some 500 students took part in the riot and several were seen
In other news from Asia, Japanese police are investigating an Okinawan
woman's claim that she was raped by an American.
Authorities say the woman is being questioned to determine if the complaint
is genuine, and if any corroborating witnesses can be found.
Okinawa is already on edge over the rape of a schoolgirl by a U-S sailor.
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When News 7 returns,
Another potential candidate for the White House says he won't enter the
and you don't have to go into the wild to find these animals - only as far as
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House Speaker Newt Gingrich has put an end to any speculation that he'll
run for president.
IN Q=Frankly, looking
((REP. NEWT GINGRICH/(R) HOUSE SPEAKER: FRANKLY, LOOKING AT THE DAUNTING
CHALLENGE OF TRYING TO ORGANIZE A NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN, LOOKING AT WHAT PEOPLE
LIKE BOB DOLE AND PHIL GRAMM AND LAMAR ALEXANDER HAVE GONE THROUGH, I DIDN'T
SEE HOW I COULD BE BOTH SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND BE IN A POSITION TO MOUNT A
CAMPAIGN ON THAT SCALE.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Newt Gingrich/(R) House Speaker;
OUT Q=on that scale.
Gingrich made the announcement today from his home state of Georgia.
Meantime, there's talk of whether former Massachusetts Senator Paul Tsongas
and six other prominent politicians are planning an independent presidential
Tsongas says it's too early to say, but he and his colleagues think the two
major parties seem to be pandering to the public.
Princess Diana is back in London after a trip to South America.
The tour in Argentina was a successful one for the Princess who has
attracted immense attention following a controversial interview on British
Now that she is back in Britian she is expected to have talks with
Buckingham Palace aimed at defining her role as Princess of Wales.
Her future has become uncertain since her separation from Prince Charles.
The latest survey by Manpower Incorporated has a mixed job forecast.
Ten-percent of the managers in the Roanoke Valley plan to add staff in
January, February, and March.
13-percent expect to have fewer workers.
The outlook is better in greater Lynchburg, where 16-percent plan to hire
more people and six-percent will cut back.
Len Besthoff has more on the job survey.
His guest is Ann Ward with Manpower Incorporated.
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SUPER=01-Ann Ward/Manpower, Inc.;
(toss back to mel)
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal
Bedford County residents will get a chance to express their views on a
proposed solid waste management system that will cost about three million
dollars over ten years.
The plan involves replacing the county's 27 green box sites and ten recycling
drop offs with eleven staffed one-stop convenience centers.
The Bedford County solid waste management citizens advisory committee will
conduct four public meetings on the proposal in January.
Anyone who would like to see a copy of the final report before the meetings
should call the Bedford County Waste Management Office.
Stock prices have resumed their upward trek on support from the bond
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP 27 points.
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Up next, a look at the Skins' loss to Philadelphia,
and Dan Marino throws his way into another N-F-L record book.
Stick around, News 7 at Noon will be right back.
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Dan Marino keeps piling up the records while Miami piles up the losses.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/NBC SPORTS; :
The Dolphins quarterback set an N-F-L record for career touchdown passes,
but Miami suffered its sixth loss in eight games
36-to-28 in Indianapolis.
Signal caller Jim Harbaugh threw for three touchdowns and ran in a fourth as
the Colts moved one game ahead of Miami for second place in the A-F-C East.
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Philadelphia leads the N-F-C wildcard picture following its eighth victory
14-to-7 in Washington.
Ricky Watters rushed for 124 yards to go over the one-thousand mark for the
Watters also scored two touchdowns in the Eagles' third straight win.
The 3-and-9 Redskins sealed their third straight losing season.
If you're in the market for an unusal pet you should have been in
The city was host to an expo that gave folks an up close and personal look
at animals usually only seen on T-V or in zoos.
There were pets on sale too, a popular idea especially with holiday
shopping in full swing.
Environmentalists, however, frown on the sale of wild animals, arguing it
damages the fragile ecosystems that the animals leave behind.
(toss to Patrick)
(Patrick ad lib)
What do English Ivy, Mistletoe, and Jimson Weed have in common?
They're all popular holiday plants that are also POISONOUS-- and they're
from a long list of potentially dangerous plants to keep out of reach of
Coming up on Health Check, a report on holiday hazards...on News 7 at
That's it for News 7 at NOON.
Have a good day.