The United State's mission in Bosnia could be widening.
A survivor of the American Airlines Crash in Colombia talks about his
And a new study says many people who perform C-P-R may actually be doing
more harm -- coming up -- a C-P-R refresher course.
Snow flurries and cold weather will continue through tomorrow. It's going to
be windy this afternoon with highs in the low to mid 30s. I'll tell you more
about it in a few minutes.
Don't go away.
News 7 at Noon is next.
There are reportedly some concerns today that the U-S could be pulled into
a broader mission in Bosnia.
``The Washington Post'' says U-S Army officials received a request for radar
to help protect Sarajevo.
Meantime, Serb forces are demanding more time before handing over the areas
of Sarajevo they occupy to the Bosnian Government.
The Serbs are said to be pulling out of some districts but burning houses
as they leave.
Elsewhere, the redeployment appears to be on schedule but as Cinny Kennard
reports NATO is taking no chances.
IN Q=Surrounded by security
SUPER=01-Col. Robert Gaylord/U.S. Army; :26
SUPER=01-Major Steve Riese/U.S. Army; 1:12
SUPER=01-Cinny Kennard/Reporting; 1:19
OUT Q=CINNY KENNARD, CBS NEWS TUZLA.
(( Surrounded by security troops, the commander of the american
forces general william nash traveled to a bombed out home in no mans land in
Northeastern Bosnia today, armed with strict orders for all warring factions.
The time is up and by midnight tonight all sides will have
to complete preliminary withdrawal from the confrontation
This warning even though everyone including the serbs seem
to be complying with the peace agreement.
COL. ROBERT GAYLORD- U.S. ARMY-EVERYBODY HAS BEEN VERY
COOPERATIVE SO FAR THEY KNOW GENERAL NASH'S EXPECTATIONS AND I
BELIEVE EVERYONE IS COMPLYING.
To the south in sarajevo, french troops are patrolling the
sectors where bosnian serbs pulled out men and weapons from
key positions long before todays deadline.
The early withdrawals even gave the french some time to
clear hundreds of tank and personnel mines left behind.
Its not such a clean sweep for the americans.
every day it seems there is a new obstacle, for the pontoon
bridge builders in bosnia.
the new ingredient today. the return of heavy snow, making an
already muddy riverbank..muddier.
The bridge must be in place over the Sava river before the
bulk of 20 thousand U.S. soldiers, can take up positions in Bosnia.
MAJOR STEVE REASE/ U.S. ARMY - THE BRIDGING OPERATION HAS GONE ACCORDING TO
PLAN..I WOULDN'T SAY FLAWLESS IS THE WORD TO SUE BUT IT HAS GONE ACCORDING TO
The army has managed to use parts of the bridge as rafts to carry in a
platoon, from the first armored division.
But worsening weather is predicted. which many now fear could slow the
operation down again. Cinny Kennard CBS News Tuzla.))
The budget bargaining is back on in Washington.
But some of the quarter of a million furloughed federal workers are tired of
They're making it known they're ready to end their 12-day INVOLUNTARY,
Yesterday, federal employees in Baltimore staged a protest demonstration.
((JOANNE HARRIS- "FRUSTRATION IS ..AN UNDERSTATEMENT AT THIS POINT. WE'RE JUST
FINISH WITH CHRISTMAS. IN THE LEAN YEARS I WAS ABLE TO EXCHANGE (GIFTS) WITH MY
LOVED ONES, THIS TIME I WAS NOT BECAUSE I JUST BOUGHT A HOUSE AND OF COURSE I
AM CASH POOR."
SUPER=01-Joanne Harris/Social Security Employee;
OUT Q=cash poor.
Despite the budget impasse.. some Washington museums are re-opening.
Yesterday the Smithsonian Institute opened one museum using 40-thousand
dollars in privately donated funds.
And today Washington's National Gallery of art re-opened.
Holiday air travel was more than turbulent for some Chicago bound
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Last Night;
Last night a United Airlines jet skidded off the runway at O'Hare
None of the 194 passengers was injured.
Chicago aviation officials say the Boeing 7-57 landed safely, but went off
the tarmac while taxing to the terminal.
It was a Boeing 7-57 that crashed last week near Cali, Colombia, killing
Columbian authorities say they've recovered all of the bodies from the
American Airlines crash site.
Yesterday one of the four survivors of the accident talked to reporters.
Gonzalo Dussan's wife and son were killed in the crash, but a daughter
in q= You know when
OUT Q=FEEL RIGHT NOW.
The cause of the crash remains unclear.
Reports thus far point toward human error.
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Pope John Paul the Second apparently has recovered from his bout with the
Vatican officials say the Pope left today to rest at his vacation home in
the hills outside Rome.
The ilness caused the 75-year-old pontiff to miss Christmas Day mass for the
first time since his election in 19-78.
He is due to resume his public engagements with a New Year's Eve service.
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Still to come on News 7,
A new twist in the investigation of a fire that destroyed a historic
building in Lynchburg.
And the owner and president of a shopping mall in South Korea are sentenced.
The collapse of the building killed more than five hundred people.
We're expecting the snow flurries to continue... with some places getting
some snow showers.
Temperatures are going to remain cold the rest of the week... and that cold
wind out of the northwest will continue to blow.
I'll have the forecast for you in a few minutes.
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In South Korea, a shopping mall disaster has brought a ten and a-half-year
prison sentence for the owner of the building.
SUPER=03-Seoul, South Korea;
The collapse of the five-story department store last June killed 501 and
The 73-year-old owner was found guilty of negligence.
His son and president of the mall was given a seven-year sentence.
He was convicted of negligence and bribing government officials.
Salem state police say they've been asked to investigate a Christmas Day
fire that gutted the Lukens building in downtown Lynchburg.
The blaze has been labelled "suspicious" by Lynchburg fire marshal John
The 88- year- old Lukens building caught fire and burned early Christmas
Preservationists say the city will continue to lose its historic structures
unless it encourages local entrepreneurs to renovate them.
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((DR. JOSEPH FREEMAN/LYNCH'S FERRY AUTHORITY: THE MAJOR FIRES BEFORE HAVE BEEN
IN LARGELY UNTENANTED STRUCTURES, AND ABANDONED BUILDINGS ARE RIPE FOR THIS. WE
NEED PEOPLE USING THESE BUILDINGS, AND THE BUILDINGS NEED TO BE IN CONFORMANCE
WITH THE FIRE CODE.))
SUPER=01-Joseph Freeman/Lynch's Ferry Authority; :00
OUT Q=with the fire code.
Before it burned, a local artists group was ready to make an offer to buy
the Lukens building, and transform it into an artists colony.
IN Q=This building was
((ANN HATFIELD/RIVERVIEWS, INC.: THIS BUILDING WAS IRREPLACEABLE, FOR SIX
MILLION DOLLARS PERHAPS, THAT WAS ONE OF THE ESTIMATES, BUT THEY DON'T MAKE
TREES LIKE THE POSTS AND BEAMS THAT WERE IN THIS BUILDING. THEY DON'T GROW THEM
SUPER=01-Ann Hatfield/Riverviews, Inc.; :00
OUT Q=grow them anymore.
This was the second fire in three months on the riverfront.
A warm fire is on the minds of the homeless these days, as temperatures
continue to plunge below freezing.
Kimberly McBroom reports on what normally is a busy time of year for area
IN Q=Home for the holidays
SUPER=01-Fred Brzezowski/Salvation Army; :07
SUPER=07-Robert Shanholtz; :45
SUPER=01-John Sylvester-Johnson/Rescue Mission; 1:02
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( Home for the holidays takes on a new meaning when you're sharing a
living space with strangers.
((FRED BRZEZOWSKI/SALVATION ARMY: WE TRY TO MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE FESTIVE FOR
THEM. YOU KNOW, WHEN THEY GOT UP CHRISTMAS MORNING, WE HAD SEVERAL PRESENTS
WAITING FOR THEM. ))
The number of occupants increased from 30 to 50 on Christmas at the
Salvation Army's Red Shield Lodge for Men.
Brzezowski says that was a larger increase than usual-- he believes the
cold weather played a role.
The freezing temperatures are also making for a busy holiday week at the
Roanoke Valley Rescue Mission--
The shelter housed over 150 people Christmas night.
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((ALTHOUGH AWARENESS OF THE HOMELESS IS GREATER DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON THAN
AT ANY OTHER TIME-- THOSE WHO ARE IN AREA SHELTERS NOW SAY HOMELESSNESS CAN
HAPPEN TO ANYONE, AT ANY TIME. ))
((ROBERT SHANHOLTZ: WE ALL ARE ONE PAYCHECK AWAY FROM BEING HOMELESS. ))
Shanholtz knows that first hand.
He was laid off from his job-- and couldn't collect unemployment.
Shelter officials say they hear of all sorts of ways that people fall on
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((JOHN SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION: JUST LIKE ANY OTHER TIME OF YEAR,
WE'LL HAVE FOLKS WHO GOT EVICTED, OR WHO LOST THEIR POWER, WHO GOT STRANDED IN
ROANOKE-- MEN AND WOMEN WHO WANT TO GET OFF THE STREET BY GETTING INTO OUR
RECOVERY PROGRAM. PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES HAVE FALLEN APART, AND WHO WANT TO PUT
THEM BACK TOGETHER. ))
Johnson says it's important to remember that the shelter's doors are open
to those in need every day-- not just on the holidays.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
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Just ahead on News 7,
The dangers of C-P-R when administered incorrectly -
We'll talk with an instructor on the importance of a refresher course,
and new production at the Radford Arsenal is putting workers back on the job.
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Do you know how to administer C-P-R?
A new study says bystanders who attempted C-P-R on cardiac-arrest victims
got it wrong more than half the time.
And researchers say improperly administered C-P-R reduces a patients'
already slim chances of survival.
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They say increased awareness is needed, and here to give us a refresher
course in C-P-R is Red Cross Instructor Janet Benge. (Benj).
What's the most common mistake a person makes?
SUPER=01-Janet Benge/Red Cross Instructor;
(So, how do you properly administer C-P-R? Show us with a partner, and if you
have to administer it alone.)
For a refresher course in C-P-R, call your local chapter of the American Red
New jobs are coming to the New River Valley.
As Tracy Altizer reports, the Radford Arsenal's parent company may be back
in the powder business -- but this time, not for weapons.
IN Q=At one time
SUPER=01-Dick Best/Project Manager;:26
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
(( At one time, the powder plant, as it's known, was the largest industrial
employer in the New River Valley.
But the end of the Cold War meant the Army no longer needed as much of the
tank propellant it makes.
Now, after several years of cuts layoffs, workers will soon return to the
plant to work for New River Energetics, a subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems,
which operates the arsenal.
Instead of making gunpowder for war, they'll be making it for sport.
((DICK BEST/PROJECT MANAGER: IT COVERS ALL THE SPORTING, SHOOTING, RIFLE,
PISTOL, SHOTGUN, HUNTING, CLAY TARGET, SKEET TRAP. ))
A government program called ARMS is providing millions of dollars to help
Alliant close its operations in New Jersey and open N-R-E at the arsenal.
The company will employ up to 150 people. It's already taking applications,
and expects to begin the hiring process this Spring.
((WE'RE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE HAD PREVIOUS EXPLOSIVE PROPELLANT
EXPERIENCE. THEY WILL GO THROUGH AN ASSESSMENT WHERE THEY GET AN OPPORTUNITY
TO LOOK AT US AND WE GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT THEM. ))
ARMS is an initiative to encourage industries to make use of idle space at
N-R-E is the first commercial venture at the Radford Arsenal.
((I THINK THIS WILL BE JUST KIND OF A STEPPINGSTONE FOR FUTURE COMPANIES,
COMMERCIAL COMPANIES TO COME ON THE ARSENAL. ))
Although it won't be up and running for about a year, New River Energetics
may already be proving itself to be a successful catalyst.
The arsenal has received its first commercial order to produce propellant
for automobile airbags.
And in January officials say they expect a major announcement of another
commercial company planning to move its operations here. Tracy Altizer, News
In addition to the New River Valley, the economic news was pretty good
throughout the region.
Len Besthoff looks at the business trends for the first four months of
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./January;:08 (Quick)
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./February; :37 (Quick)
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./March;:53 (Quick)
OUT Q=Nat Sot
The Roanoke Valley began the year with a big business bonanza.
Arkay Packaging announced plans to build a 17-million-dollar cosmetics
packaging plant in Botetourt County, and to eventually create 190 manufacturing
That same week the Jacuzzi whirlpool bath company said it would move into
the old Grove Worldwide plant in Salem and hire 300 workers, but the project
has been put on hold.
Later that month though the Carilion Health System, announced a massive
restructuring; the region's largest employer is still determining how many
cutbacks that will mean.
Appalachian Power also said it was restructuring.
The utility expects its reductions will have a small job impact.
Pittsylvania County got some good news when Tokaidenko of Japan said it
would convert the old Sara Lee Knitwear plant into an automotive parts factory
and hire 100 people.
But Acadia Polymers, an auto industry supplier in Iron Gate, laid off 150
workers as it reduced its product line.
Fleetwood Homes in Franklin County moved in the other direction, announcing
construction of a second plant and plans to hire 200 people.
Ericsson of Lynchburg brought word of 400 new HIGH-TECH hires as part of a
multi-million-dollar expansion by the communications company.
Around the same time, financial help from Governor Allen helped create 200
new jobs in southwest Virginia, at Wolverine Gasket in Blacksburg and Summit
Dimension Products in Smythe County.
April brought the reopening of the historic Hotel Roanoke, a
41-million-dollar project many hope will boost Roanoke's downtown market area.
Also in April, an Ericsson spinoff named XTAL announced plans to build a new
plant and hire up to 100 people in Lynchburg.
And Danville tobacco giant Dibrell Brothers merged with Monk Austin of North
Carolina, forming a new company called Dimon.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review year-end edition.
And in Clifton Forge, CFW Communications opened a new directory assistance
center in March with 135 operators.
Later in the year the workers began a union organizing campaign, and last
week by a narrow margin they voted to approve union representation.
Sales of previously owned homes have taken a tumble again.
The National Association of Realtors says November sales fell
One expert says the budget impasse and holiday spending could have kept
people from buying.
And bond prices rose in response to another report indicating a faltering
The Conference Board says consumer confidence is down this month.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was UP five points.
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Up next --
A story some Peach Bowl fans may consider the pits,
and holiday hoopla.
The latest from the Nationsbank tournament in Salem.
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Eight teams from three different classifications are duking -- or should we
say "dunking" -- it out in the Nationsbank Holiday Hoops Classic.
Let's start with yesterday's action between Northside and William Fleming.
SUPER=03-Salem/Colonels vs. Vikings; :00
First Ben Peete makes the basket for the Vikings.
The Colonels answer. James Stokes SUPER=34-Northside/=55/William
collects the loose ball and scores.
Spence Peters loses the ball and then gains control.
He passes to Adam Wimmer for the bucket and Northside beats Fleming 55 to
SUPER=04-Highlanders vs. Spartans;
In the night cap, Salem hosted Glenvar.
Salem's Sammy Lazarro tosses to Scott Hall for the deuce.
And the Spartans win it 68 to 60.
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Patrick Henry took on William Byrd.
The Patriots showed off their passing skills.
Ronnie Casey dishes to Brooks Berry who gives to Colbey Leftwich for the
basket, but the Terriers go on an unanswered run.
Byrd's Michael Berry makes the pass to Kevin Stump who scores for the
SUPER=34-William Byrd/=71/Patrick Henry/=54;
Chris Childress scores a game high 23.
He steals the pass and goes coast to coast for the slam and William Byrd
beats Patrick Henry 71 to 54.
In other action, Riverside beat Franklin County 67 to 56.
Tickets for the Peach Bowl between Virginia and Georgia in Atlanta are gone
with the wind.
Bowl officials said yesterday that all 71-thousand-500 tickets for
Saturday's game have been sold.
That makes the second sellout for the bowl in the four years it's been
played at the Georgia Dome.
Good news for Hokie fans though.
If you plan to go to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans there are still
overnight packages available.
For more information contact your local travel agency.
On Health Check-- a report on some fascinating computers which can help
paralyzed people lead full lives.
We'll meet one man who-- just by blinking his eyes-- is running a company
from his home.
The story, plus all the days news, sports and weather-- On News 7 at FIVE.
Thanks for joining us, and have a great day.