Up next on News 7 at eleven-
Four hours for Hillary Rodham Clinton testifying before a Whitewater Grand
O-J Simpson was apparently so agitated during questioning today-
lawyers had to call a recess.
Plus taking if off in the New River Valley- Jay Moore reports on a new
strip club- and the trouble its had with the law.
And the weekend forecast. News 7 is next.
Hillary Rodham Clinton spent hours testifying before a Federal Grand Jury
The focus- billing records that mysteriously turned up at the White House.
Regina Blakely reports from Federal Court.
IN Q=Saying it had
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; 00
SUPER=07-Hillary Rodham Clinton; 16
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesman; 1:11-1:14 quick!!
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/CBS News; 1:18
OUT Q=at the Federal District Court."
((Saying it has been a long day, she spent over 4 hours in the court
hearing, First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton said while other Whitewater related
topics were discussed, most of the grand jurors' questions centered on the
recently discovered billing records.
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: I LIKE EVERYONE ELSE WOULD LIKE THE ANSWER TO HOW
THOSE DOCUMENTS SHOWED UP AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, IT IS TO MY ADVANTAGE IF THEY
HAD BEEN FOUND SEVERAL YEARS AGO
Mrs. Clinton was brought to the grand jury under subpoena to answer
questions about the recent discovery of legal billing records which
indicate the extent of her work for Madison Guaranty, the Arkansas
savings and loan at the center of the Whitewater controversy.
Special prosecutor Kenneth Starr has wanted those documents for 2
years and while Mrs. Clinton is not a target of the investigation,
Starr now wants to know why they were found by an administration aide
who testified last that she found them in a private room of ther third
floor of the White House.
The White House said the President and First Lady did talk before she
left for the courthouse but did not discuss the substance of her
MIKE MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: THE PRESIDENT WAS THERE TO REASSURE
HER, TELL HER THAT HE LOVES HER AND THAT SHE'LL DO A GOOD JOB AND THE GRAND
JURY WILL SEED THAT SHE IS TELLING THE TRUTH JUST AS SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN
TELLING THE TRUTH.
REGINA BLAKELY/CBS NEWS: VERY LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT THE SUBSTNACE OF THE FIRST
LADY'S ANSWERS OR WHERE THE GRAND JURY GOES FROM HERE BUT ONE THING IS CERTAIN,
THE WHITE HOUSE HAS DECIDED THAT DESPITE THE LEGAL TECHNICALITIES IT'S
IMPORTANT THAT HE FIRST LADY BE UP FRONT AND OUT FRONT ON
WHITEWATER. REGINA BLAKELY, CBS NEWS AT THE FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT.))
It appears the government will not shut down this weekend-
The Senate passed the stop gap spending measure today.
President Clinton signed the measure shortly after.
The legislation finances dozens of agencies for seven more weeks.
O-J Simpson was so agitated during questioning today- the proceedings were
The topic that brought Simpson's irritability- domestic violence.
((KIM GOLDMAN/VICTIM'S SISTER: YES. THAT'S TRUE AND THERE WAS A BREAK TAKEN TO
LOWER THE TENSION.))
((THIS IS FOR MY BROTHER AND I DON'T WANT HIM TO THINK THAT JUST BECAUSE HE'S
OUT AND FREED THAT WE'RE GONNA GO AWAY, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY WE'RE NOT.))
SUPER=01-Kim Goldman/Victim's Sister;
OUT Q=Obviously we're not."
Simpson is being grilled under oath in a wrongful death suit-
The Deposition is expected to take at least another week.
Bryant Ross allegedly admitted to police that he shot and killed his
estranged wife last month.
Vickie Ross was trying to break off the relationship, to get him out of her
At today's preliminary hearing, Detective Neil (TALL-RUDE) Tolrud read from
the transcript of a statement Ross gave him.
IN Q=What happened after
((NEIL TOLRUD: WHAT HAPPENED AFTER YOU SHOT HER? I JUST ASKED MYSELF, I SAID:
"WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" YOU KNOW, I DONE IT. AND I WALKED OUT THE ROOM INTO THE
ROOM IN THE BACK, AND I WAS SHAKING MY HEAD. AND SHE CAME OUT. SHE STARTED
WALKING DOWN THE STEPS. AND I SHOT HER AGAIN. I KNEW WHAT I HAD DONE WAS
WRONG AND WENT TO TAKE HER TO THE HOSPITAL. I KNEW SHE WAS ALREADY DEAD.))
SUPER=10-Neil Tolrud/Roanoke Police Detective/Reading Ross's Statement;
OUT Q=already dead.
Ross told the detective he dragged the body out to Vickie's car, got rid of
the gun and abandoned the car.
The murder trial of Joe Gardner Bolling in Bedford County will now stretch
into a third day.
49 year old Bolling is charged with the shooting death of his live- in
girlfriend, Torina (toe-REE-nuh) Wright, last June.
Bolling says the shooting was an accident, and today several defense
witnesses supported that claim.
Rescue squad worker Beth Baker spoke with the victim just before she died.
IN Q=So I asked
((BETH BAKER/RESCUE SQUAD WORKER: SO I ASKED HER IF SHE COULD TELL ME WHAT
HAPPENED. PHILLIP BAKER: WHAT DID SHE SAY? BETH BAKER: SHE SAID AT THAT TIME
AS SHE CAME HOME FROM WORK THEY WAS ARGUING. `WE ARGUED, HE GOT THE GUN, HE
SHOT AND I RAN OUT THE DOOR. IT WAS A ACCIDENT.'))
SUPER=01-Beth Baker/Rescue Squad Worker; :00
OUT Q=was a accident.
But a firearms expert testified while Bolling's gun had a light trigger
pull, it was unlikely the weapon could fire accidentally.
Prosecutors say Bolling's version of the shooting doesn't match up with the
The case will continue Monday morning.
A strip club in Montgomery County has reopened after being closed for
It was shutdown by authorities over alleged obscene performances.
Those charges have been dropped, and now county officials say the public
will have its say in the matter.
Jay Moore tells us what the county plans to do change the law..
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Roy Thorpe/Montgomery Co. Attorney; :36
SUPER=01-Ward Dawson/Juicie's Manager; :50
((Juicie's opened in November.
Less than a week later it closed because it featured partially nude dancing.
Three dancers were charged with indecent exposure and giving an obscene
IN Q=They were going
((ECSTASY: THEY WERE GOING ON THEIR OPINION OF WHAT THEY BELIEVE SHOULD BE
DONE RATHER THAN THE LAW RATHER THAN OUR RIGHT.))
OUT Q=our rights.
IN Q=I'm not worried
((SCARLETT: I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT IT. WE HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING ILLEGAL AND
THIS IS ONE OF THE CLEANEST CLUBS I'VE WORKED IN.))
OUT Q=worked in.
A judge earlier this week dropped the charges at the request of the
commonwealth's attorney who says the state law was too vague.
Now the county has gone out of the area to find an answer.
IN Q=We have
((ROY THORPE/MONTGOMERY CO. ATTORNEY: WE HAVE AN EXAMPLE FROM VIRGINIA BEACH.
ITS BEEN TESTED IN THE COURTS AND WE PUT IT IN THE FORM FOR MONTGOMERY
OUT Q=Mont. County.
The manager says complete nudity is perfectly legal.
IN Q=To my understanding
((WARD DAWSON/JUICIE'S MANAGER: TO MY UNDERSTANDING THE WOMEN CAN TAKE OFF ALL
THEIR CLOTHS AND DO A COMPLETE NUDE SHOW. ))
OUT Q=nude show.
The county attorney says if passed the new ordinance will prevent that.
IN Q=It talks
((THORPE: IT TALKS ABOUT PUBLIC NUDITY AND THAT IT WILL NOT BE PERMITTED AND
THERE'S A CERTAIN DRESS THAT'S REQUIRED.))
OUT Q=that's required.
IN Q=I've had no real
((DAWSON: I'VE HAD NO REAL RADICALS SCREAMING AT ME PERSONALLY BUT I'VE HAD
HEARD A POSITIVE VIEW FROM EVERYONE WHO WALKED IN THE DOOR.))
OUT Q=in the door.
SOT Standup 8:40:48
((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: DAWSON SAYS HE'S ONLY HEARD GOOD COMMENTS. COUNTY
OFFICIALS SAY THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE A SAY NEXT MONTH. IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, JAY
MOORE, NEWS 7.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11,
a tip leads police to a murder suspect in Halifax County.
Plus- it was one of the regions biggest success stories. Now pink slips are
going out. We'll have the story-
MUSIC UP FULL
A Halifax County man wanted for the New Years Day murder of a teen is now in
An anonymous caller told police they spotted 21 year old J-J Powell riding
in a car with three other males.
He was arrested around 11-45 this morning on Broad Street in South Boston.
Powell is charged with shooting and killing 17 year old Jason Chandler at
the Super-Eight Motel in Riverdale.
IN Q=No, to my
((SHERIFF JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX COUNTY:NO, TO MY KNOWLEDGE THERE WAS NO ATTEMPT TO
FLEE, THERE WERE PROBABLY ABOUT 15- OFFICERS THERE AT THE TIME OF THE STOP.))
OUT Q=of the stop.
Officers from Halifax County, South Boston and the State Police helped in
The caller who phoned police will receive 250- dollars from the local Crime
Bad news for some workers at Litton-Fibercom in Roanoke.
The company told 51 people their services will no longer be needed, because
of a lack of business.
Some laid off workers cleaned out their lockers and desks today.
A majority of the cutbacks are taking place at the company's manufacturing
center on Melrose Avenue.
IN Q=They just
((CALVIN ALLEN/FORMER LITTON-FIBERCOM EMPLOYEE: THEY JUST CALLED THE ONES THAT
WERE GONNA LEAVE AND EXPLAINED TO US ABOUT OUR EXIT INTERVIEWS AND STUFF, AND
TOLD US THEY WERE SORRY AND THAT'S IT.))
SUPER=01-Calvin Allen/Former Litton-Fibercom Employee;
OUT Q=and that's it.
The company makes a variety of computer networking systems.
It recently began a program to diversify its product lines.
A system it has designed to link schoolrooms via computer has shown a lot of
promise, but hasn't taken off as fast as Litton-Fibercom had hoped.
In the meantime, the company expected a number of government contracts would
keep its workers busy.
But the budget mess in Washington has delayed some of those orders
Virginia's Grand Old Party is getting the jump on the 1996 election season
this weekend in Richmond.
But most at the annual Republican Advance are still trying to knock off the
veteran, incumbent U.S. Senator -- and are already wrestling over the 1997
Ellen Qualls has the story.
IN Q=If cardboard
SUPER=01-Jim Miller/Republican Senate Candidate; :05
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/January 1995; :15
SUPER=01-Pat McSweeney/Va. GOP Chairman; :25
SUPER=01-Coleman Andrews/Republican Lt. Gov. Candidate; 1:14
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
If cardboard signs measure success, Jim Miller's winning in the '96 Senate
((JIM MILLER/REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATE: BUT SEE I WAS WAY AHEAD OF HIM..
MASQUERADING AS A CONSERVATIVE AND REALLY ISN'T.))
More popular with the public than his own party, incumbent John Warner is
doing the same this year as last -- dropping in for a night to woo his side of
the party to his hospitality suite.
((PAT MCSWEENEY/VA. GOP CHAIRMAN: BUT BY AND LARGE THE AUDIENCE THAT IS DRAWN
TO THIS EVENT YEAR AFTER YEAR IS PROBABLY OVERWHELMINGLY HOSTILE TO SENATOR
Warner won the primary he sought, but party activists are trying to limit
its voters to what it considers real Republicans -- with bills in the General
Assembly, and a lawsuit still threatened.
((PAT McSWEENEY/VA. GOP CHAIRMAN: THERE'S A WINDOW. IF YOU BRING IT TOO SOON,
THE CASE IS NOT RIGHT. IF YOU BRING IT TOO LATE, IT'S TARDY AND YOU HAVEN'T
GOT TIME TO GET IT DONE. WE THINK WE'RE CLEARLY WITHIN THAT WINDOW.))
With Attorney General Jim Gilmore so far unchallenged as the GOP candidate
for Governor in '97, the focus has already shifted.
Party treasurer and retired tobacco executive John Hager raised 100-
thousand dollars at lunch for his Lieutenant Governor bid.
Fairfax businessman Coleman Andrews is his only announced opposition, and is
pushing vainly for the big tent.
((COLEMAN ANDREWS/REPUBLICAN LT. GOV. CANDIDATE: FOR OUR PARTY, WHEN ECONOMIC
AND SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES ARE UNITED, ALMOST IN SPITE OF WHATEVER THE ELECTORAL
CIRCUMSTANCES ARE WE WIN.))
Then there's Mike Farris, who lost the same race to Don Beyer, and despite
his presence at Hager's lunch, says he too may join the race.
vo of anti-clinton shirts
For Virginia Republicans, there's only one thing they can all get behind.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next on News 7, heavy rain is in the forecast, Robin Reed will
let us know what that could mean for us this weekend,
and some area 5th graders learn that the super bowl plus math equals help for
MUSIC UP FULL
That barge that ran aground on Rhode Island is finally out to sea.
SUPER=03-Off Rhode Island Coast, RI;
The barge was pushed off shore toay.
It was one week ago that it ran aground during a storm- spilling more
than 800 thousand gallons of heating oil.
Some teachers and students in Franklin County are all spaced- out.
NASA landed at Glade Hill Elementary School this morning.
And Scott Prince was there.
IN Q=We could be
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Robert Mercodliano/Student; :21
SUPER=01-Gloria Clarke/NASA; :36
SUPER=01-Ellen Ravis/Teacher; :54
OUT Q=News 7, Franklin County
IN Q=We could be
((((WE COULD BE SEEING THE VERY FIRST FEMALE ASTRONAUT RIGHT HERE FROM GLADE
HILL. GIVE CODY ANOTHER ROUND OF APPLAUSE. ))
OUT Q=round of applause
Students are reaching for the stars... with a little help from NASA.
A representative from the space program paid a visit to Glade Hill
Elementary School in Franklin County.
And the kids say they had a blast.
IN Q=It would be fun
((RACHEL YATES/STUDENT: IT WOULD BE FUN TO GO UP ON THE MOON AND THINGS. ))
Butt these bites
((ROBERT MERCODLIANO/STUDENT: THERE ARE MODELS AND SHE TALKS ABOUT SPACE. AND
THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LEARNING THIS MONTH IN SCIENCE. ))
OUT Q=this month in science
Much of the program centers around material not found in the classroom.
Students get to try on space suits... and see what it's like to sleep on a
IN Q=The mission
((GLORIA CLARKE/NASA: THE MISSION OF THE EDUCATION DIVISION AT NASA IS TO HELP
IN THE COUNTRY'S QUEST TO HAVE A MORE SCIENCE- LITERATE SOCIETY AND IT'S OUR
SMALL PART TO CONTRIBUTE. ))
OUT Q=to contribute
The learning doesn't stop with students.
Teachers get their own NASA workshop... and learn how to bring science and
math lessons down to earth.
IN Q=An opportunity
((ELLEN RAVIS/TEACHER: SCIENCE IS HARD FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE TO DO SO AN
OPPORTUNITY LIKE THIS-- SOMETHING CURRENT AND EXCITING, SPACE SHUTTLE, SPACE
PROGRAM-- IT'S WONDERFUL. ))
OUT Q=it's wonderful
NASA hopes programs like these will help inspire students-- in whatever
career they choose.
But NASA also wants them to know that the sky is not necessarily the limit.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Franklin County.))
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops
Up in Highlander heaven tonight, Glenvar made a big step in the Pioneer
district beating Parry McCluer 66 to 48.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Highlanders vs Blues; :
Glenvar's Josh Williamson gets thing started for the Highlanders draining
the three pointer for the early first quarter lead.
Glenvar continued to dominate as Lynward Twyne goes inside to Corey Willis
who knocks down the jumper giving glenvar a 16 point lead.
The Fighting Blues would try to SUPER=33-Glenvar/=66/Parry McCluer/=48;
keep it close as Mike Clark finds Boo Rowsey open inside the arc for the two
pointer but Glenvar wins it 66 to 48.
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops
Over at Patrick Henry, The Patriots picked up a win in the Roanoke Valley
District beating the Franklin county Eagles.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Patriots vs Eagles; :
Brooks Berry finds Boo Battle in the paint for the finger roll lay in
giving the patriots a 58 to 23 third quarter lead.
Franklin county's Phillip Clayborn works the inside trying to keep the
Eagles close by scoring the layup.
But Rashad Myers passes off to Malik Shareef who comes through with the
double hand jam for a 38 point lead in the third quarter.
Myers comes up with another assist this time he hits Colby Leftwitch who
drives for the snow bird and the Patriots win it 97 to 55.
IN Q="We did
((WOODY DEANS/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Woody Deans/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.....BALL GAME."
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/SC Net; :
Kenny Anderson returned to New Jersey a week after being traded to
Kendall Gill who went to the Nets in the trade scored a game high 30
points to lead the Nets over the Hornets.
For that and all of tonight's scores lets check the boards.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
And coming up, Final comments from the Super Bowl coaches the Express took
on the Richmond Renegades tonight at the Roundhouse.
And Steve Mason pays a visit with Express left winger Jason Clarke.
The Roanoke Express notched an emotional shootout 4-3 win over Richmond
tonight at the Round House in front of 6 thousand, 553.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Renegades vs. Express; :00
The Express hit the hard water without bruiser Jason Clarke who sat out
because he was late to two team functions.
The Express scored at the 16:22 mark of the first on this goal by Wade
Gibson, Jeff jestadt and Tim Christian.
Richmond tied the game in the second period on Marty Roy's tally at the
14:18 mark. The renegades went up 2-1 in the third before Roanoke rallied.
Jestadt scored one of his two goals on the night on this break away;
credit the assist to Karry Biette and Duane Harmer.
The Express went up 3-2 with 11:23 left in the game on Dave Stewart's blast
from outside. It was a power play SUPER=34-Roanoke/==4/Richmond/==3;
goal. Richmond tied the game and we go to a shootout.
After in the fifth round; Jestadt scored his second goal of the night and
Roanoke beats Richmond 4-3.
IN Q="we won
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
While the Express has struggled on the ice at Times, Jason Clarke has come
into his own.
Steve Mason talked with Clarke who has emerged as more than just a
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Jason Clarke/ECHL's 6th All-Time in Penalty Minutes; :10
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :31
OUT Q=....News 7 sports"
((In his 2 and a half years of traveling in the ECHL, starting with
Charlotte, then Erie and now in Roanoke; Jason Clarke has always been good at
((JASON CLARKE/16 GOALS, 12 ASSISTS THIS SEASON:))
His philosophy is simple.
His coach has dubbed him a technician when it comes to dropping the gloves.
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
Clarke has started doing the other things.
Clarke turns 23 years old at the end of february, but don't worry; he's not
getting softer in his advancing age. With 291 penalty minutes already this
season; he's right on track to finish near the 467 PM's he amassed last season.
Which was first in the league.
Steve Mason news 7 sports.))
GRAPHIC=Super bowl Logo
The coaches met with the Media for a final time today before Sunday's
Bill Cowher was concerned with ball control.
IN Q="Keep the game
((BILL COWHER/PITTSBURGH HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Bill Cowher/Pittsburgh Head Coach; :
OUT Q=......like our chances."
SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ/This Afternoon; :
Meantime, Dallas Head coach Barry Switzer used the time to clear the air
about his future with the Cowboys.
IN Q="Hopefully, if we
((BARRY SWITZER/DALLAS HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Barry Switzer/Dallas Head Coach; :
OUT Q=......dallas cowboys."
The Cowboys and the Steelers don't meet on the grid-Iron until Sunday, but
the "Souper" Bowl came to Blacksburg today.
Fifth-graders at Gilbert- Linkous Elementary challenged the rest of the
school to collect cans of soup for the Interfaith Food Pantry.
With all the cans in today, students made their math problems match the
For instance, how much do all those cans weigh, and how many does it take to
get from the office to the end of the hall.
((HEIDI HARPER/FIFTH-GRADE TEACHER: WE'VE DONE A LOT OF MATH ACTIVITIES THIS
WEEK. WE'VE DONE A LOT OF ESTIMATION PROJECTS, WE'VE PREDICTED HOW MANY TOTAL
CANS THE CHILDREN WOULD BRING, WE'VE WEIGHED AND MEASURED. ))
((SARAH MOLL/FIFTH-GRADE STUDENT: IT'S BEEN A LOT OF FUN. WE'VE HAD A LOT OF
GAMES HERE AT SCHOOL AND WE'VE DONE A LOT OF WORK HERE HELPING THE COMMUNITY
SUPER=01-Heidi Harper/Fifth-grade Teacher;
SUPER=01-Sarah Moll/Fifth-grade Student;
OUT Q=community and stuff.
The students collected 726 cans. That's an average of nearly two cans per
student... 19 short of what they figured it would take to reach the end of the