President Clinton urges Britain to help push for peace in Northern Ireland
The C-I-A admits to using pyschics.
And a settlement is reached in the case of a Pulaski County dentist falsely
accused of having the AIDS virus.
Clouds are working their way OUT of the region, but the cool air is
settling in for about 24 hours.
Overnight tonight we'll see some chilly temperatures, stay tuned for the
latest from the News 7 Weather Center.
Don't go away. The news is next.
With the ink still wet on peace agreements in Bosnia and northern
Ireland, President Clinton is in London to begin a five-day European visit.
Mr. Clinton has already met with the British Prime Minister and addressed
Bill Plante has more from London.
SUPER=01-Bill Plante/Reporting; 1:29
OUT Q=Bill Plante, CBS News, London;
(( US and Britain standing together in the darkest hours of this
century...and Are looking forward to a bright new century.)
Earlier at Westminster Abbey, Mr. Clinton laid a wreath at the tomb of the
unknown warrior - and signed the guest book.
On a short walk to number ten
downing street, mr. clinton looked very much like a candidate as he greeted
bystanders and shook hands.
The president and british prime minister john major talked about the Irish
peace intiative - and about the U.S.
And British committments to send
peacekeeping troops to bosnia.
Bill Plante, CBS News Bosnia..))
Meantime, NATO ambassadors are in Brussels today where they are expected to
approve the plan for organizing the Bosnia peacekeeping force.
About a third of the 60-thousand soldiers will be from the U-S.
A small team of American soldiers arrived in Bosnia today to lay the
groundwork for the deployment of the rest of troops.
Meantime, 20-thousand Serbs protested against unifying Sarajevo under
Muslim- Croat control.
While the U-S military might is known around the world, it turns out
Washington has sometimes been using a more unconventional weapon to track down
A Nelson County man says he spent 17 years working as one of the C-I-A's
Joe McMoneagle confirms the program took place in Maryland.
The U.S. secretly used psychics in attempts to hunt down Libyan leader
Moammar Gadhafi, find plutonium in North Korea, and help drug enforcement
The government spent 20-million dollars on the program.
For the second time this week someone has sprayed a flammable liquid into a
New York subway token booth during an attempted robbery.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/This Morning;
But police say the would-be-thief never set the liquid on fire and no one was
A similar incident Sunday left a clerk fighting for his life in a local
It also triggered a national debate on the possible influence of violent
movies on crime.
Some authorities have suggested the crime was inspired by a scene from the
new film ``Money Train.''
The condition of former White House Press Secretary James Brady has been
upgraded from critical to serious, after he suffered a heart attack yesterday
while at the dentist.
Brady's wife Sarah, says her husband went into cardiac arrest after being
placed under anesthesia for a tooth implant.
He is hospitilized in Fairfax.
Brady was shot in the head druing the 19-81 assassination attempt on Ronald
A dentist in Pulaski County has settled a lawsuit against a woman who
distributed a flier FALSELY claiming he had AIDS.
Gus Vlahos (vuh-LAW-hose) was suing Doris Sheppard for 10- million dollars.
The terms of the settlement are not being disclosed, with the exception of
Sheppard's public apology.
Sheppard stated in her apology that she found a document in her newspaper
box claiming Vlahos had tested H-I-V positive at Montgomery Regional Hospital.
She says she made copies and distributed them at her place of employment.
Sheppard apologized for any inconvenience or embarrassment her actions
caused the dentist.
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Still to come, a Detroit boy who was reportedly traded for drugs contradicts
and a new diet pill may soon hit the market.
It helped this man lose 70 pounds.
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Authorities in West Virginia and Virginia are searching today for a small
plane that was headed for Lynchburg, but never arrived.
A spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration says officials aren't
sure what happened since the plane disappeared last night.
The name of the pilot has not been released.
He was flying from Braxton County Airport in a Cessna 4-14 when he lost
radio contract with flight controllers in Elkins.
The plane's route would take it over George Washington National Forest.
Search planes are covering the entire route of the flight.
Attorneys for a Carroll County teenager accused of murdering his father are
trying to keep his alleged confession out of the courtroom.
SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape;
17-year-old Chris Gammon and his older brother Willie are accused of
shooting their father and stepmother a year ago.
Gary Gammon died and his wife was critically injured in the home they
shared with Gary's sons.
Chris Gammon's lawyers argued yesterday the teen's mother should have been
present when police questioned him.
But the prosecutor says Chris was read his rights and gave his statement
without asking for anyone to be with him.
TAPE#from Net B
A Detroit teen-ager is reportedly contradicting charges his mother sold him
to drug dealers to pay off a debt.
The "Detroit Free Press" quotes the boy's grandmother as saying
that he told her and police that he stayed with the dealers because he hoped to
raise enough money to get an apartment and reunite his family.
Detroit police think it happened differently.
((MICHAEL HALL/DETROIT POLICE: THE INITIAL INFORMATION WAS THAT HE HAD BEENS
OLD TO THE DOPE DEALER TO REPAY A DRUG DEBT, THAT HE HAD BEEN SEXUALLY
SUPER=01-Michael Hall/Detroit Police;
OUT Q=BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED.
Police say the boy, understandably, is trying to protect his mother who
faces neglect charges.
The drug dealer is still being sought.
Roanoke residents are taking the city's teen pregnancy problem seriously.
At least that's what they indicated by the turnout for a meeting last night.
About 150 people showed up for a public discussion on the subject.
The latest studies say Roanoke has the second highest teen pregnancy risk
rate in the state.
IN Q=Really our
((TED FEINOUR/TEEN PREGNANCY TASK FORCE: REALLY OUR HOPE ON THE TASK FORCE
TONIGHT WAS TO REALLY TRY TO GET THE COMMUNITY TO REALLY EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS.
AND THE TURNOUT TONIGHT IS REALLY WONDERFUL. BECAUSE THERE ARE A TREMENDOUS
NUMBER OF ADOLESCENTS HERE, THERE ARE A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE HERE
WHO REALLY CAN EXPRESS HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT THE TEENAGE PREGNANCY PROBLEM IN THE
CITY AND WHAT WE CAN DO.))
SUPER=01-Ted Feinour/Teen Pregnancy Task Force;
OUT Q=we can do.
The meeting featured speeches on the latest research on teen pregnancy.
The Task Force will pass on its final recommendations to the city manager.
Some promising news for the millions of us who fight the battle of the
The F-D-A is about to approve the first new diet drug in twenty years.
Mark Kaplan has lost 70 pounds in one year, after a lifetime of failed diets.
The reason for his success, a new medication called dexfenfluromine which
raises levels of a brain chemical called seratonin.
That chemical helps control appetite. (/////SOT/////)
((DR. GEORGE BLACKBURN/DEACONESS HOSPITAL:IT WORKS BY STOPPING FOOD CRAVINGS,
IT CONTROLS THAT APPETITE SO WHEN YOU HAVE A FEW BITES YOU'L STOP, NOT OVEREAT
AND GAIN WEIGHT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. George Blackburn/Deaconess Hospital;
OUT Q=AND GAIN WEIGHT.
The medication is not meant for people who need to lose five or ten pounds
after holiday feasting, but for those whose weight is a real health hazard.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Up next, a 15- year legal battle over a five dollar fee,
and we'll show you how the major league club that owns the Salem Avalanche is
winning back its fans.
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Preservationists and Bedford City officials can't quite see eye to eye on
how to renovate a historic landmark.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
IN Q=The Bedford
SUPER=01-Robert Lambeth/Historical Society Attorney; :20
SUPER=01-Joanne Grahame/Library Committee Chairman; 1:04
OUT Q=News7, Bedford.
(( The Bedford Historical Society says it's willing to renovate the historic
Charles Wharton House, but NOT under the terms the city is proposing.
The major differences between the two are time and money: the city wants
the job done within a year, with a guarantee of financial backing.
But preservationists say that's asking too much of a volunteer, non- profit
IN Q=We think that
((ROBERT LAMBETH/HISTORICAL SOCIETY ATTORNEY: WE THINK THAT ...CAN START
OUT Q=can start work.
IN Q=From here the
((From here the bid goes to the city's library committee, which will come back
in two weeks with its own recommendation. City Council can then vote to allow
the historical society to take over the Wharton House or they can reject them
altogether..renewing the debate about the building's future.))
OUT Q=building's future.
Committee chairman Joanne Grahame says there's room for compromise in the
lease agreement, but the bottom line is the city wants the project done
IN Q=Council wants
((JOANNE GRAHAME/LIBRARY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: COUNCIL WANTS A NICE BUILDING
...BE DONE RIGHT.))
OUT Q=be done right.
A decision should come December 12th.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))
After 15 years in courts in two countries, a dispute over a five-dollar
restaurant charge is back where it started, in Charlottesville.
Once again the owner of the now-defunct Mousetrap restaurant and its manager
are suing Denis O'Brien, a former U-V-A graduate student.
O'Brien was arrested in 19-80 for refusing to pay the fee for losing a blank
He had bought nothing.
Since then, O'Brien and the restaurant owner and manager have been suing one
GRAPHIC=roanoke regional airport
The Roanoke Regional Airport's passenger traffic is rising on a month to
But that's NOT the case for its yearly figures.
In October the total passenger load rose 18 percent compared to September.
But compared to LAST October, the numbers were DOWN 15 percent.
Part of that can be blamed on the reduction of many discount fares.
But the airport continues to establish itself as a major freight hub.
Total air freight rose just a fraction in October.
For the year though, it's up 42 percent.
The stock market is staging a sluggish follow-up
to yesterday's late recovery.
After a positive opening, the market turned mixed, and has been
little changed since.
On Wall Street at noon the stock market is up nearly four point.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Up next --
A pat on the back for U-V-A's modest football coach,
and local college basketball -- including last night's rare showdown between
V-M-I and Washington and Lee.
MUSIC UP FULL
Virginia football coach George Welsh is the A-C-C coach of the year.
SUPER=03-Ann Arbor, MI/August 26; :00
Under Welsh, the Cavaliers opened the season with a disappointing loss at
Michigan, but went on to win a tie for the conference title.
The Cavs handed Florida State it's first ever A-C-C loss since the
Seminoles joined the conference back in 19-93.
Welsh was a runaway in the voting by the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers
Association, capturing 52 of the 86 ballots.
The 22nd ranked Virginia Tech Hokies opened their season last night against
IN=Shawn Good passes
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Chanticleers vs. Hokies; :00
SUPER=34-Virginia Tech/=93/Coastal Carolina/=49; :20
GRAPHIC=VMI/Washington and Lee
Last night your hometown station brought you the V-M-I/Washington and Lee
basketball game live.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Generals vs. Keydets; :00
The Keydets establish the lead early, Lawrence Gullette makes a three
pointer and V-M-I is up by 5.
Former Lord Boetourt star Bobby Pricen scores and the Keydets lead 24-12
in the first half.
Kelly Dyer's basket pulls the Generals to within 1, 30-29 with 5 minutes
left in the first half.
Former Cave Spring standout Matt Matheny knocks down the three pointer and
V-M-I takes a 42-35 lead into the break.
SUPER=33-V.M.I./100/Washington & Lee/=62;
Matheny again, this time getting the basket and the Keydets lead 58-38.
V-M-I coasts to the 100-62 win.
IN Q="First half...
((BART BELLAIRS/VMI HEAD COACH: FIRST HALF WE WERE JUST SLOW GETTING THERE.
WE WEREN'T MATCHING UP IN TRANSITION, WE WERE RETREATING TO THE BASKET INSTEAD
OF FORCING THEIR GUYS. AND THEY WERE HITTING SHOTS. BUT OF COURSE WHEN YOUR
FRESH YOU HIT THOSE SHOTS, SEE THEY WEREN'T FRESH IN THE SECOND HALF, BECAUSE
WE WERE CHASING THEM AND THEY WERE COMING UP SHORT ADN WE WERE PICKING UP OUR
DEFENSE INTENSITY AND THAT'S WHAT OUR SYSTEM IS ALL ABOUT.
KEVIN MOORE/WASHINGTON & LEE HEAD COACH: FOR ABOUT 24-MINUTES WE PLAYED A
PRETTY GOOD BALL GAME AND I THINK VMI'S DEPTH AND ATHLETICISM REALLY KICKED IN
AT THAT POINT AND WE'RE NOT A DEEP TEAM RIGHT NOW AND THAT'S WHERE WE WERE OUT.
AND THEY GOT SOME OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS, GOT SOME TRANSITION BASKETS. BOOM
BEFORE I KNEW IT, IT WAS A 25 POINT GAME.))
SUPER=01-Bart Bellairs/VMI Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Kevin Moore/W&L Head Coach; :18
OUT Q=...25 point game."
GRAPHIC=Major League Baseball
Major league baseball has been trying to woo back its fans ever since the
But the Salem Avalanche's parent club has done a good job "bowling" over any
Len Besthoff explains how.
IN Q=To say
SUPER=01-Scott Hall/Baseball Fan; :06
SUPER=01-Mike Arthur/Rockies Marketing Director; :42
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
(( To say the least, the baseball strike spanning two seasons left fans
SOT TAPE TWO 16:58:58
IN Q=It did
((SCOTT HALL/BASEBALL FAN: IT DID MAKE ME A LITTLE UPSET WHERE I COULDN'T
WATCH MY BASEBALL GAMES ON THE WEEKEND AND REST LIKE I'D LIKE TO.))
OUT Q=like to.
When it ended, it presented an uphill battle for an expansion teams like the
Colorado Rockies, which had just begun developing its fan base.
Nat Sot from file
SOT 17:12:55 TAPE TWO
IN Q=But the
((But the Rockies ended up defying the odds. They sold tons of merchandise,
drew in millions of fans, and they even made it to the playoffs.))
OUT Q=the playoffs.
So how did the team win back its fans?
Its marketing director explained during his visit to the Roanoke Valley,
home of the Rockies class A affiliate, the Salem Avalanche.
SOT TAPE ONE 18:26:13
IN Q=When you
((MIKE ARTHUR/ROCKIES MARKETING DIRECTOR: WHEN YOU TALK SUCCESS, YOU'RE
TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT IS NOT JUST THE PENNANT ON THE FIELD.))
OUT Q=on the field.
Mike Arthur says the Rockies bend over backwards to give fans what they
That means doing anything from broadcasting more games...
To making sure the new stadium's toilets work...
SOT TAPE ONE 18:27:06
IN Q=To some
((ARTHUR: TO SOME CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY LIKE THE INTERNET FOR EXAMPLE. AND
CREATING A DIALOG BETWEEN FANS AND THE TEAM OR PLAYERS ON THE INTERNET.))
OUT Q=the Internet.
Arthur says this attention to detail will soon become standard practice for
teams to succeed, especially the ones in smaller cities.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
(toss to patrick)
(patrick ad lib)
Coming up in tonight's Health Check Report on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
More on Virginia's teen pregnancy rates, plus, an interview with Dr.
Randolph Gordon, incoming state Health Commissioner.
The story, plus all the day's news, sports and weather-- on News 7 at FIVE.
Thanks for joining us, and have a good afternoon.