President Clinton and the nation honor Martin Luther King Junior.
A show of force today in Russia against Chechen rebels.
And a crack-addicted Louisiana woman trades her daughter for drugs.
We'll see sunshine this afternoon with temperatures getting into the 50s...
then dropping. I'll have the forecast for you in a minute.
Don't go away. The news is next.
President Clinton is in Atlanta today paying tribute to the late Dr. Martin
Luther King Junior.
SUPER=03-Washington DC/This Morning;
The President left Washington early this morning to join King's family at
the church where both King and his fater preached- Ebenezer Baptist.
SUPER=04-August 28, 1963;
Dr. King would have been 67 today.
His birthday has been celebrated as an official U-S holiday since 19-86.
In the commonwealth, the holiday is designated Lee-Jackson-King Day to also
honor the confederate heroes Robert E-Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
Fierce fighting is underway today between Russian troops and the Chechen
rebels holding dozens of hostages near the border of Chechyna.
Russian troops attacked the rebels this morning after learning that the
rebels had started killing some of the hostages.
But the rebels are not giving up without a fight.
Tom Fenton has more.
OUT Q=Tom Fenton, CBS News Moscow.
A Roanoke family is homeless after a fire broke out at their house and
spread to another in the Historic Gainsboro district late last night.
The blaze happened about eleven thirty in the first block of Patton Avenue.
A house caught fire and set an abandoned one next to it on fire.
No one was injured in the blaze.
One neighbor called the fire department when he saw smoke coming from both
IN Q=And I ran
((LAWRENCE PANNELL/WITNESS: AND I RAN BACK IN THE HOUSE AND CALLED 9-1-1 AND
WHEN I CAME OUT HERE BOTH OF THEM ROOFS WERE ON FIRE AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT
CAUSED IT OR WHAT HAPPENED.))
OUT Q=or what happened.
The owner wasn't home at the time but was notified by a friend.
She says she lost everything.
IN Q=When we was at
((ANGEL SMITH: WHEN WE WAS AT THE MOTEL RIGHT HERE. WHEN I LOOKED OUT OF MY
WINDOW IT LOOKED LIKE MY HOUSE FROM THE TOP AND I CALLED MY GRANDFATHER AND
ASKED HIM IF MY HOUSE WAS ON FIRE AND HE SAID YES HE HAD BEEN TYRING TO CONTACT
ME. SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.))
OUT Q=don't know what happened.
Smith says she and her four children will have to stay with relatives for
Total damage is estimated at about 40-thousand dollars.
The Fire Marshal's office is still investigating.
A Louisiana woman has been arrested for allegedly trading her eight year old
daughter for drugs.
SUPER=03-Bossier City, LA;
Last night police arrested a man for allegdly raping the child in a motel
The 31-year old man told investigators that the girl's mother had traded her
in exchange for crack cocaine.
((MIKE HALPHEN/BOSSIER CITY POLICE DEPT: WITH THE UNDERSTANDING AND THE
KNOWLEDGE THAT THE MALE WAS GOING TO HAVE SEX WITH HER EIGHT YEAR OLD
SUPER=01-Mike Halphen/Bossier City Police Dept;
OUT Q=EIGHT YEAR OLD DAUGHTER.
Twenty-eight year old Bertha Hill has been arrested and charged with being an
accessory to the rape.
After being treated at a hospital, the girl is now in protective custody.
GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court
Later this week, Justice Department Lawyers will present oral arguments in
the government's bid
to force Virginia Military Institute to allow women.
The six-year legal battle comes to a climax Wednesday.
The Clinton administration will ask the nation's highest court to force
the state-supported school to admit women.
The lawyers also plan to argue that Mary Baldwin College's women leadership
program is unconstitutional.
V-M-I is one of two state-supported, male-only military colleges in the
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC/File Tape;
The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, also is under legal attack -- but
that dispute is at a standstill pending the outcome of the V-M-I case.
It's been piling up since last Saturday, when the snow blew into western
And it won't melt with this week's warmer temperatures.
We're talking trash.
For the first time in more than a week, Roanoke City resumed its regular
refuse collection this morning.
Though today was a holiday for most city employees, sanitation workers were
on the road, facing a major backlog of trash.
IN Q=They've got two weeks out.
((DONALD CRAFT/SANITATION WORKER: THEY'VE GOT TWO WEEKS OUT. IT'S RUNNING
PRETTY HEAVY. I'M LOADED NOW. I USUALLY GET ANOTHER COUPLE OF STREETS, BUT IT'S
RUNNING PRETTY HEAVY THROUGH HERE.))
SUPER=01-Donald Craft/Sanitation Worker;
OUT Q=pretty heavy through here.
Roanoke County will resume garbage pick- up on Tuesday.
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Ahead in the newscast--coping with the snow, we all had to do it-- but how
do farmers handle it?
You won't hear school bells ringing at this elementary school anymore,
instead door bells-- we'll explain when we come back.
Enjoy the sunshine this afternoon... clouds will be moving in tonight and rain
is expected by Wednesday or Thursday. Temperatures will drop into the 40s this
afternoon... and you can expect a cold night. I'll have the forecast in a few
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Heavy fog is being blamed for a massive pileup this morning on a North
At least 40 cars are believed to be involved in the chain reaction accident
on Interstate 40 at Canton, in far western North Carolina.
A ten- mile stretch of the highway has been closed in both directions.
The Highway Patrol reports one person is dead and at least 20 others are
The folks filling classrooms at Glasgow Elementary School these days won't
be studying math, English or Science.
Instead they'll eat, sleep and socialize.
Jay Moore tells us what's taken over the old school.
IN Q=Small children
SUPER=03-Glasgow; :00 Quick!!!
SUPER=01-Helen Cash/Skyline Manor Manager; :33
SUPER=01-Edith Wallace/Skyline Manor Resident; :50
(( Small children use to roam these halls.
But now a different age group is learning its way around the old
The town and county teamed up with a private company to turn this....
IN Q=In 1939
((JAY MOORE/REPORTER: IN 1939 GLASGOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPENED. IT CLOSED IN
THE 80S AND NOW HAS REOPENED AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK. ))
OUT Q=historic landmark.
The historical aspect helped the town get financial aid to turn the school
into 32 apartments.
They're designed for one TO two people who are 62 or older, handicapped, or
IN Q=The building
((HELEN CASH/SKYLINE MANOR MANAGER: THE BUILDING HAD JUST ABOUT GONE. IT NOW
CAN BE USED AND HOPE MAKE USE OF FOR A LONG TIME AND TO HELP THESE ELDERLY
PEOPLE WHO NEED PLACES TO LIVE. ))
OUT Q=places to live.
Edith Wallace found she needed a new place to live when it became too
difficult for her to get in and out of her home.
IN Q=It was hard
((EDITH WALLACE: IT WAS HARD FOR ME TO GET UP AND DOWN THE HILL SO I HAD TO
FIND A LEVEL PLACE TO LIVE.))
OUT Q=place to live.
The manor has many nearby conveniences.
IN Q=The post office
((HELEN CASH: THE POST OFFICE IS ACCESSIBLE. THE BANK IS ACCESSIBLE. WE HAVE
OUR GROCERY STORES AND FILLING STATIONS. SO EVERYTHING IS RIGHT HERE THAT
THEY'LL NEED. ))
OUT Q=they'll need.
The residents pay according to their monthly income.
And water and sewer are included.
With all this what more could residents what....
IN Q=I'm planing
((EDITH WALLACE: I'M PLANING ON MAKING A LOT OF FRIENDS HERE. I NEED PEOPLE
TO TALK TO. ))
OUT Q=to talk to.
It may be awhile before Wallace has anyone to talk to.
Currently, there's only two people living there.
But by roll call next month, management expects classes to be half full.
In Glasgow, Jay Moore, News 7.))
Most of us are able to get around in the snow, but some people aren't as
For those who are disabled, getting around is NEARLY impossible.
Wheelchairs do NOT move through snow and ice.
The winter weather also changes the terrain, making it difficult for the
blind to find their way.
Christene Montgomery, a member of the Mayor's Committee For the Disabled,
says keeping your sidewalks clear will help.
But she says staying in touch with your neighbors is the most important
thing to do.
And it's not just the disabled that need help making it through the winter
Montgomery says you should also check in on people who are injured and on
crutches or use canes.
IN Q=the elderly
((CHRISTENE MONTGOMERY/MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR THE DISABLED: THE ELDERLY AND
SOME PEOPLE THAT ARE PARALYZED HAVE IMPAIRED CIRCULATION. SO THEY HAVE A
DANGER OF FROST BITE. SO THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO STAY OUT AS LONG, TO DO THE SNOW
REMOVAL IF THEY COULD.))
SUPER=01-Christene Montgomery/Mayor's Committee For the Disabled;
OUT Q=IF THEY COULD
Montgomery reminds everyone that the disabled often need help YEAR ROUND.
Many need assistance around the house or getting to the grocery store.
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Many of us became quite familiar with the demand for MILK and other staples
during the recent snowstorms--
To keep stores filled with dairy foods, that meant milk production could NOT
stop because of the white stuff.
But getting it to its destination was the tough part.
((JEFF HENDERSON/DAIRY FARMER: THE MILK TRUCK COULDN'T GET HERE. THE DRIFT
AND THE ROAD CONDITIONS. THE MILK TRUCK JUST COULDN'T MAKE IT ALL THE WAY
AROUND. HE GOT WHAT HE COULD GET AND TOOK IT TO THE PLANT AND SOME PLANTS HE
COULDN'T GET TO.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Henderson/Dairy Farmer; :03
OUT Q=get to.
Feeding the animals was also very difficult during the storm as well as the
Some farmers had to use back-hoes to break ice on ponds so cattle could
have drinking water.
Basic chores in about 30-inches of snow became all-day activities.
((JAMES FIREBAUGH, JR/FARMER: WE COULDN'T WALK IN IT. IN PLACES THERE WERE
FOUR, FIVE OR SIX FEET DEEP DRIFTS. WE HAD TO MOVE IT TO GET TO THE CATTLE.))
SUPER=01-James Firebaugh, Jr./Farmer;
OUT Q=to the cattle.
Firebaugh says he's ready for Spring, but next time he'll be even more
prepared to deal with Old Man Winter.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, we'll have this week's edition of Feedback.
and astronauts Endeavour to take an "out of this world" walk.
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Endeavour astronauts took a walk outside the shuttle this morning.
It's the first spacewalk for Leroy Chiao (CHOW) and Daniel Barry.
NASA wants to develop more space-walkers, so it can help build a planned
international space station.
Another spacewalk is planned for Wednesday.
A recent story about two Virginia Tech football players gained the attention
of one of our viewers.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7 feedback.
IN Q=A story in our noon
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.
(( A story in our noon newscast on the federal lawsuit filed against Tech and
football players Tony Morrison and James Crawford brought a reponse within
minutes from a viewer in Blacksburg.
She sent an E-mail note, defending the university's system for handling
complaints such as this, in which a student accused the players of raping her.
"Because of the sensitive nature of this issue it is the (alleged rape)
VICTIM'S choice as to whether or not the case is tried by the University
judiciary system or taken to criminal
court. The lawyer [for the student] just made it sound like it is university
handle cases internally and diminish the severity of the accusation, and
this is just not so. If the victim does not want to involve other family
members or expose details to public scrutiny, she may choose to keep all
information within the confines of the university. While I do not know any
details of this case, I do know that the university judiciary system has
worked fair and justly in the past."
Whether you want to respond within minutes of seeing a news story, or want
to reflect a bit, you can get in touch with us by mail at News-7 Feedback, PO
Box 7, Roanoke, Virginia, 24022.
Send your faxes to Feedback at area code 540-343-7269.
And for E-mail, our address is WDBJ7@teleweb.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was DOWN six points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Stick around for more NEWS-7, the Steelers and the Cowboys will face off for
But first, the latest on UMASS star center Marcus Camby--who collapsed
yesterday before a basketball game.
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Massachusetts star center Marcus Camby who collapsed before a game
yesterday remains in stable condition in the hospital.
SUPER=03-Olean, NY/Sportschannel; :
Camby collapsed in the hallway just before yesterday's tipoff with St.
He was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.
IN Q="When we got
((RON LAHAM/UMASS TRAINER: WE GOT HIM HERE, AND WE SAW HIM AT THE STADIUM HE
HAD A PULSE, HIS EYES WERE RESPONSIVE TO LIGHT SO IT WAS FAIRLY GOOD. WE
WEREN'T DEALING WITH SOMEONE THAT WASN'T BREATHING AND DIDN'T HAVE A PULSE. WE
WERE JUST DEALING WITH SOMEONE THAT WASN'T RESPONSIVE TO US...AND WE DIDN'T
SUPER=01-Ron Laham/UMass Trainer; :
OUT Q= ......didn't know why."
Camby's mother says she talked to her son and believes he apparently took
cough syrup on an empty stomach, possibly causing him to collapse.
Doctor's have done several tests on Camby including a CAT scan--all turning
Emmitt Smith rushed for three touchdowns and Troy Aikman passed for two as
the Dallas Cowboys beat the Green Bay Packers 38 to 27--earning a spot in the
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/FOX SPORTS; :
Both of Aikman's T-D passes were to wide receiver Michael Irvin.
In the first quarter Aikman hits Irvin on this 6 yard pass and Dallas led
7 to 3.
After a Packer turnover, Aikman struck again-- going to Irvin on the four
yard scoring pass and the Cowboys led 14 to 3.
But league M-V-P Brett Favre (Farv) went to work.
He hits Robert Brooks on the slant and Brooks out runs the Cowboy
secondary to score from 73 yards out-- the Packers trailed 14 to 10 still in
the first quarter.
Green bay added another score in the quarter. Favre going over the middle
to tight end Keith Jackson from 25 yards out and the Packers took the 17 to 14
Smith scored two touchdowns in the SUPER=30-Dallas/=38/Green
Bay/=27;fourth quarter including a 13 yard run and the Cowboys advance with
the 38 to 27 win over the Packers.
IN Q="I Think
((EMMITT SMITH/COWBOYS RUNNING BACK: I THINK AS THE GAME WENT ON, THEY STARTED
TO WEAR, EVEN WE STARTED TO WEAR A LITTLE BIT, AND WE WERE ABLE TO GET ON
BLOCKS AND SUSTAIN THOSE BLOCKS FOR A WHILE AND GIVE ME SOME RUNNING LANES, AND
I WAS ABLE TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.))
((TROY AIKMAN/COWBOYS QUARTERBACK: THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR IN FOUR THAT WE'VE
BEEN AND I THINK THAT'S A HECH OF AN ACCOMPLISHMENT. I WOULDN'T TRY TO TAKE
AWAY FROM WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED BY SAYING "WELL, YOU DIDN'T GO LAST YEAR".
THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE PLAYED THEIR ENTIRE CAREER AND HAVE NEVER
BEEN TO ONE.))
SUPER=01-Emmitt Smith/Cowboys Running Back; :00
SUPER=01-Troy Aikman/Cowboys Quarterback; :14
OUT Q= ....been to one."
The Cowboys are headed to the Super Bowl for a record 8-th time and the
third time in four years.
Meantime a Green Bay assistant coach remains in serious condition with a
Gil Haskell was knocked to the turf during yesterday's game.
The back of the his head struck the artificial turf after he was hit by a
player being knocked out of bounds.
The 51-year-old was taken to Baylor University Medical Center.
Superbowl 30 will see a matchup from long ago--
Yesterday the Steelers beat the Colts as Bam Morris scored from the one yard
line with over a minute left.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh/NBC SPORTS; :
It was a battle of field goals in the first and second quarter Cary
Blanchard's 36 yarder gave Indianapolis a 6 to 3 lead.
Pittsburgh scored the only touchdown of the first half Neil O'Donnell
throws the 5 yard touchdown pass to Kordell Stewart and the Steelers led 10 to
6 at the half.
Both teams added field goals in the third and in the fourth Jim Harbaugh
hooks up with Floyd Turner on the 47 yard touchdown pass and the Colts took the
16 to 13 lead.
But the Steelers answered. O'Donnell goes to the air and he hits Ernie
Mills, who makes a super catch on the sideline for a big gain all the way to
the Colt one yard line.
Two plays later Bam Morris takes the handoff and bulls his way in for the
score and Pittsburgh took the 20 to 13 lead.
But the game came down to the final
SUPER=30-Pittsburgh/=20/Indianapolis/=16;play-- Harbaugh throws the Hail Mary
pass into the end zone, the ball slips through Aaron Bailey's hands and hits
the turf the Steelers win it 20 to 16.
IN Q="We were
((BILL COWHER/STEELERS HEAD COACH: WE WERE LUCKY TO WIN THIS FOOTBALL GAME, BUT
THAT'S BEEN THE NATURES OF THIS FOOTBALL TEAM. AND WE AREN'T GOING TO BE
SATISFIED UNTIL WE FINISH THIS THING OFF THE RIGHT WAY, AND THEN WE CAN TURN
AROUND AND NOT TALK ABOUT THE 1994 STEELERS. WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE 1996
SUPER=01-Bill Cowher/Steelers Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=........1995 Steelers."
Coming up today on Health Check-- an interview with the author of "Miracles
in Natoma's Kitchen."
Natoma Riley has ways to enjoy traditional Southern fare-- and lose weight
at the same time.
IN Q=When I weight
((NATOMA RILEY/COOKBOOK AUTHOR: WHEN I WEIGHED 253 POUNDS, I THOUGHT I CAN DO
THIS, I CAN LOSE MY 110 POUNDS, I CAN KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF FOR TEN YEARS, IF I
CAN HAVE MY CHICKEN GRAVY AND BISCUITS IF I CAN HAVE MY CORN BREAD, MY CORN
BREAD DRESSINGS. IT'S REAL IMPORTANT THAT I EAT THE FOODS THAT I WAS RAISED
SUPER=01-Natoma Riley/Cookbook Author; :
OUT Q=I was raised on.
Natoma will share some of her ideas on de-fatting the favorites, on Health
Check, today on News 7 at FIVE.
That's it for News 7 at NOON.
Thanks for joining us.