For the only the second time in 26 years, The Miami Dolphins introduced a new
football coach, Jimmy Johnson.
During his introductory news conference, the new skipper, who signed a 4
year/8 million dollar contract, let it be know whose in charge.
IN Q=I will..
SUPER=01-Jimmy Johnson/New Dolphins Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...in the organization"
Who will he ask for advice? Try Don Shula.
IN Q="I asked...
OUT Q=..be the best"
When asked if he looks forward to playing his former team, Jimmy avoided the
IN Q="As far
OUT Q=...looking forward to it"
While Jimmy dodged the bullet of playing his old team; his former boss did
IN Q=The real
SUPER=01-Jerry Jones/Dallas Cowboys Owner; :00
GRAPHIC=1996 NASCAR Media Tour
Richard Petty and STP celebrate their 25th year of partnership this
MIke Stevens has more on the King, his health, the silver anniversary, and
what's ahead this season.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Level Cross, NC; :00
SUPER=01-Mark Haglund/President of STP; :16
SUPER=01-Richard Petty/Owner of STP Racing Team; :33
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
Up next on News 7 at eleven-
Snow is expected to begin within the next hour. We could see up to six
inches before its over.
Meanwhile people stock up on kerosene just in case power goes out.
Also tonight word that the First Couple is nearing bankruptcy. We'll tell
you what the White House is saying
News 7 is next.
Winter weather is on the way. We could see up to six inches by tomorrow.
Snow will begin by midnight and continue through the night, heavy at
Meanwhile, an ice storm is underway in North Carolina. Meteorologist
Robin Reed will have details on all the weather coming up at eleven.
There's a run on kerosene tonight- as people prepare for possible bad
weather and power outages. Len Besthoff will have a live report.
And from Washington, President Clinton says a budget deal can be reached.
He held his first formal news confernce of the year today, talking about
Plus word today that the First Couple is nearing bankruptcy.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
If you're like most in the region you're waiting for the snow.
Folks are bracing for a storm that's heading our way- It could bring up
six inches of snow before tomorrow.
Meanwhile an ice storm is pounding down on North Carolina near the
Virginia border. Let's head right over to Robin Reed for the latest on the
weather- Robin where is the storm at this point?
CK/DOPPLER= SNOWFALL LOOP
Toss to Jean
If the storm hits as Robin predicts, it could be one of the most devastating
one-two punches Mother Nature has delivered here in a long time.
Last weekend this area got nearly two feet of snow, making travel hazardous
Now, four days later, another large storm appears on the horizon, and this
one is bringing snow PLUS the threat of ice.
Len Besthoff has the latest on how the area is preparing.
Len, this must have a lot of folks worried.
Jean, being cooped up for two or three days after a record snowfall is bad
But imagine being cooped up a few more days, possibly without heat or power.
That's what ice can do, among other things.
IN Q=We've completely
SUPER=01-David Cawley/Crown Gas;
SUPER=01-Barry Snodgrass/AEP Region Manager;
OUT Q=it's main sports arena
SOT station attendant 21:11:15 FROM PRE PRO TAPE
IN Q=We've completely
((DAVID CAWLEY/CROWN GAS: WE'RE COMPLETELY RUN OUT. WE'VE DRAINED EVERY BIT
OF KEROSENE IN OUR TANK.))
OUT Q=in our tank.
The Crown gas station in Roanoke has run out of kerosene, as people scramble
to get some, just in case ice from this storm knocks their power out.
And from the way the folks at American Electric Power are talking, ice
induced power outages are a distinct possibility.
SOT 10:08:58 FROM POWER PREPS
IN Q=Well, we hope
((BARRY SNODGRASS/AEP REGION MANAGER: WELL, WE HOPE IT WARMS UP, THAT'S OUR
PLAN, HOPE THAT IT WARMS UP.))
OUT Q=hope that it warms up.
Virginia Power has some tips for you in case your power does go out.
Treat all downed lines as live and dangerous.
If you lose power, turn off appliances that might be safety hazards should
power be restored while they're left unattended.
Have bottled water, a manual can opener, a wind up clock, canned and dried
food on hand.
And keep a flashlight, battery powered radio, first aid kit, and matches
Collapsed roofs like the one that happened earlier this week in Roanoke, are
another safety hazard with snow and ice on the way.
Some places, like Roanoke College, are already taking precautions, by
blocking access to the Bast Center, its main sports arena.
(LEN AD LIB)
(QUESTION: WHAT ABOUT THE AIRPORTS?)
Bare shelves and long lines were the order of the day at grocery stores.
The stock was already low from the last weekend's snowstorm.
Now the essentials are almost impossible to come by.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=Here at Wades
SUPER=01-Ricky Hodge/Merita Delivery Driver; :09
SUPER=01-Greg Wade/Wade's Supermarkets; :30
SUPER=01-Rachel Katz/Virginia Tech Student; :46
OUT Q=News 7 Blacksburg.
(( Here at Wade's in the Blacksburg Shopping Center, the Merita Bread
delivery man had a hard time getting his loaves TO the shelves, much less ON
((RICKY HODGE/MERITA DELIVERY DRIVER: YOU GET MOBBED ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE
RACK. YOU LOSE ABOUT HALF YOUR LOAD BEFORE YOU GET BACK THERE. ))
Deliveries of just about everything are way behind from the first snowstorm,
leaving supermarkets frantic in their efforts to feed the masses.
((GREG WADE/WADE'S SUPERMARKETS: THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS WE'RE PROBABLY TWO OR
THREE TIMES OVER NORMAL PROJECTIONS, WHICH THROWS US INTO A BIND. AND THEN TO
HAVE THE TRUCKS COMING IN LATE ON TOP OF THAT, WE'RE DOING ALL WE CAN TO KEEP
Essentials such as bread and milk are in especially hot demand, but those
shelves are pretty well cleared out.
((QUESTION: ARE YOU FINDING WHAT YOU NEED?
ABOUT HALF. ))
It's the same story all over.
Take it from this Virginia Tech student who just returned to Blacksburg from
((RACHAEL KATZ/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: WE SHOPPED AT GIANT AT HOME AND THEY
WERE OUT OF BREAD AND MEAT. WE'RE JUST HOPING FOR ANYTHING RIGHT NOW. ))
Here at Wades it only took that load of bread about 15 minutes to disappear.
A little while later 80 gallons of milk arrived. It was gone almost just as
quickly. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Blacksburg.))
The man accused of killing a Roanoke garage mechanic alledgedly told a
police informant he needed the victim's car because his own was in the shop.
The car was found two days later- -100 yards from the suspect's home.
Christopher James Saul is charged with capital murder and robbery.
According to a search warrant affidavit, Saul says Chris Wilson picked him
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./January 2
He says they went to General Imports on Brambleton Avenue where Saul
allegedly admits he struck Wilson in the head with "some type of bar."
The affidavit says Saul tried to use Wilson's A-T-M card. The bank's
security camera caught Saul and the informant at the A-T-M machine at 1:09 A-M,
the affidavit says.
Police seized 18 items- -mostly shoes and clothing- -from Saul's apartment,
hoping to find traces of the victim's blood.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, a day of bickering at the General Assembly,
And we'll tell you why one source says The President and First Lady are
close to being broke.
wx ad lib
Virginia's Senate Democrats say Rocky Mount's Virgil Goode forced them into
minority party status for the first time in history.
With that statement Senators negotiated behind closed doors tonight for
It's a jarring end to the harmony predicted in the evenly split Senate.
Ellen Qualls has more.
IN Q=The Governor
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Tom Moss/(D) Speaker of the House; :19
SUPER=01-Sen. Louise Lucas/(D) Portsmouth; :39
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( The Governor did HIS part, infusing the State Capitol with a swell of bi-
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ))
But in the harsh light of the morning, the House got tired of waiting on the
wheeling and dealing in the Senate.
sot 12:25:31 WALDO
((DEL. TOM MOSS: I'M SORRY THAT WE HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE UNDER THE
CIRCUMSTANCES. SINCE WE ARE NOT UNFORTUNATELY A UNICAMERAL FORM OF
Halifax County's Senator took shots at her western neighbor and fellow
Democrat Virgil Goode, whom she'd called "crazy" earlier in the week for
demanding Republicans be given equal power in the 20- 20 Senate.
((SEN. LOUISE LUCAS: ONCE YOU ALLOW THE KIND OF DEFECTION...THAT'S BAD.))
But Botetourt Senator Bo Trumbo says it's all been good work behind the
((SEN. BO TRUMBO: YEAH THERE'S PERSONALITIES INVOLVED...NOT TOO LONG AGO I
JUST HAD A DELEGATE TELL ME THAT I HAD SOLD OUT SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BY SAYING I
WOULDN'T BE ON FINANCE....ENTIRE GOOD OF THE ENTIRE COMMONWEALTH.))
Democrats put Republican Trumbo on Finance in their proposal.
Republicans countered with Southside Republican Charles Hawkins.
Trumbo says it's not WHO gets what, but what KIND of lawmakers -- rural or
urban -- get their hands on the brass ring of power.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
President Clinton says he and the first lady will do what's necessary to
clear up questions about Whitewater.
Dave Fehling reports from Washington.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; 00
SUPER=01-Sen. Alfonse D'Amato/(R) Committee Chairman; 20
SUPER=01-Rick Massey/Witness; 35-39 very quick!!
OUT Q=CBS News, The White House."
((As Washington dug out, President Clinton dug in to a
blizzard of questions over the budget, Bosnia and that other white
The latest developments center on first lady Hillary Clinton's sworn
statements about what she described as her minimal involvement with a Little
Rock savings and loan that went bust.
SEN. ALFONSE D'AMATO/R-NY CMTE CHAIRMAN: THE RECORDS SHOWS NUMEROUS
COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN MRS CLINTON AND
MADISON GUARANTY SAVINGS AND LOAN.
At the Senate Whitewater hearings today, the lawyer the first lady
worked with and who she previously said was responsible for bringing the S and
L's work to the firm said he didn't remember it.
RICK MASSEY/WITNESS: I SHOULD REMEMBER THAT, IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED, I DON'T
THINK I DID.
Chairman Alfonse D'Amato said the White House is stonewalling the
committee over its requests for Whitewater documents but he said the ones
turned over so far are damaging.
D'AMATO: IT'S A PATTERN OF DECEIT, DECEPTION, AND MEMORY LOSS.
As he has done before, the President defended his wife and the White House.
WE'VE TOLD THE TRUTH, LOST THE MONEY WE SAID WE DID- LIKE WE SAID.
Besides Whitewater, the President also spoke about the budget talks that House
Speaker Gingrich sized up yesterday with such pessimism that the stock market
REP. NEWT GINGRICH/HOUSE SPEAKER: I AM NOT VERY HOPEFUL THAT WE'RE ACTUALLY
GOING TO GET TO A BUDGET AGREEMENT.
PRESIDENT: I AM OPTIMISTIC WE'LL BALANCE THE BUDGET. WE'VE MADE ENOUGH CUTS.
DAVE FEHLING CBS NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE.))
The President's apparently having trouble with his personal budget-
Money magazine reports the first family is almost broke.
The reason- legal bills related to Whitewater and a sexual harrassment
((MIKE MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: GIVEN THE CALCULATIONS THEY ESTIMATE
THEY'RE FACING SOME REAL FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES THAT'S TRUE AND THE PRESIDENT
HAS ACKNOWLEDGED THAT. THERE'S NOT MUCH HE CAN DO ABOUT IT BECAUSE HE'S GOT TO
MAKE SURE HE HAS PROPER AND ADEQUATE LEGAL DEFENSE.))
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesman;
OUT Q=adequate legal defense."
Money magazine reports the First couple spend two million dollars a year
on legal bills.
It says the Clintons' net worth is dwindling toward zero.
One of the region's largest employers had a profitable year in spite of an
First Union released its year end figures today.
The Charlotte bank had earnings of close to one and half BILLION dollars in
First Union chairman Ed Crutchfield says the bank entered the new year with
some great momentum.
SOT 18:36:14 FIRST UNION TAPE
IN Q=The southeast
((ED CRUTCHFIELD/FIRST UNION CHAIRMAN: THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES FROM REALLY
MARYLAND AND WASHINGTON SOUTH, IS IN A STRONG ECONOMY AND SO EVERY FACET, IT'S
ONE OF THOSE HAPPY TIMES WHEN EVERYTHING WORKS WELL, EVERYTHING COMES TOGETHER
IN THE RIGHT WAY, AND KINDA WISH YOU COULD FREEZE FRAME THAT AND MAKE IT HAPPEN
SUPER=01-Ed Crutchfield/First Union Chairman;
OUT Q=happen every year.
This evening Crutchfield spoke at the annual meeting of the Roanoke Regional
Chamber of Commerce.
First Union is the nation's sixth-largest bank holding company.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the Newscast, Southern Virginia College decides to call it
And French Explorer Jacques Cousteau suffers a devastating blow.
Collecting child support from an unwilling parent is tough enough for those
who live in the same state.
But child support advocates say parents are at an even bigger disadvantage
if they're fighting across state lines.
Teresa Hamilton has the story of a Danville woman who realizes what she's up
against but isn't giving up.
IN Q=Diane Bowen
SUPER=01-Diane Bowen/Single Parent; :30
SUPER=03-Danville/Sept., 1995; :40
SUPER=01-Jeff Cumbo/Child Support Advocate; 1:22
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
((Diane Bowen works part time--
But with two children-- money is tight.
Making ends meet could be easier, she says, if her estranged husband would
pay the nearly 6- thousand dollars he owes in child support.
Diane says she's tracked him down, but she's in Danville-- he was in
Roxboro, North Carolina.
Officials with the state Child Support Enforcement Agency confirm Diane's
Bottom line, she's frustrated by the lack of progress in finding her
IN Q=He grew
((DIANE BOWEN/SINGLE PARENT: HE GREW UP DOWN THERE, THERE'S NOT A POLICE
OFFICIAL DOWN THERE THAT DOESN'T KNOW HIM, SO I MEAN, HOW HARD CAN IT BE TO
FIND ONE LITTLE PERSON. ))
OUT Q=little person.
Ron Harris is a district Manager for Child Support Enforcement and handles
cases like Diane Bowen's.
He spoke at a candle-light vigil held in Danville last fall to draw
attention to the 400- thousand children in Virginia without child support.
Harris says interstate cases are some of the most difficult because no two
states operate alike.
Sometimes he says, his agency's hands are simply tied.
To make matters worse, he says, his agency is understaffed-- for every case
that's resolved there are two waiting in line.
Jeff Cumbo has stood in Diane Bowen's shoes.
He helped organize the vigil and today helps other parents.
He says if you're dealing with Child Support Enforcement, get to know your
IN Q=When I
((JEFF CUMBO/CHILD SUPPORT ADVOCATE: WHEN I PUT MY OWN FILE TOGETHER, I PUT
PICTURES OF MY CHILDREN IN THE BEGINNING OF IT, SO WHENEVER I TALKED TO SOMEONE
NEW, I PULL THESE PICTURES OUT AND I SAY THAT'S WHO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. ))
OUT Q=talking about.
Cumbo says above all else, don't give up and make copies of all your files.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
Southern Virginia College in Buena Vista is closing its doors.
The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to end all operations after the
Financial problems have been well documented at the all- women's junior
And last month the school lost it's accreditation.
The former Southern Seminary has an enrollment of 165 students.
The college has been in existence for 129 years and is considered to have
one of nation's top equestrian programs.
The Dolphins two quarterbacks; Dan Marino and Bernie Kosar talked about
Johnson's appointment on Miami radio today.
SUPER=01-Dan Marino/Miami Starting Quarterback; :00
SUPER=01-Bernie Kosar/Dolphins Reserve QB; :15
OUT Q=...on Sunday's"
20th ranked Penn State remains among the unbeaten ranks tonight.
SUPER=03-University Park, PA/ESPN; :00
The Nittany Lions pounded Minnesota 76-61 at home. You know things are
going good when your back up center scores on the break; that's Jeremy Metsker
on the hoop. State wins.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Pistons vs. Hornets;
To the NBA where the Hornets lost to Detroit Pistons 95-93 in the nest
despite some grand theft.! Glen Rice makes this steal and feeds Kendall Gill
for the slam.
Dell Curry can NOT only shoot, he steals the rock and goes coast to coast
for the dunk.
But grace was on the Pistons side. grant Hill with no effort, Pistons win,
now the numbers.
wipe to boards!!
Chyon in motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=last score
And still to come tonight, Our coverage of the 1996 NASCAR Media Tour
the King, Richard Petty steps into the spotlight with Mike Stevens to talk
about a new attitude and a sooped up Pontiac.
GRAPHIC=News 7 sports
One note from the mats. The Big Orange Wrestling tournament has been
postponed because of...you guest it..the white stuff. The event has not been
rescheduled as of yet.
A couple of diamond notes. The Cleveland Indians have signed right hand
reliever Julian Tavarez to a new 3 year contract. Free agent catcher Pat
Borders has been inked by St. Louis.
SUPER=04-Major League Baseball; :00
and Baltimore extends a huge welcome home to Mike Devereaux. The Birds signed
the outfielder to a one year pact worth 700 thousand smacks. He played in
B-town from 89 to 94.
Quite a loss for French Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau.
His beloved research vessel, the Calypso is sunk after being struck by a
barge in a Singapore shipyard.
Only two crew members were on board, and they made it to shore safely.
Cousteau has been adventuring in the Calypso since 1950 when he converted
it from a British mine sweeper.
Representatives are hoping to salvage the vessel and haul it to the