The United States has launched a second wave of cruise missiles at Iraq.
That makes two attacks on Saddam Hussein's air defenses within a 24 hour
Elizabeth Kaledin has the latest.
SUPER=01-Kenneth Bacon/Pentagon Spokesperson;
OUT Q= NOW BACK TO YOU.
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Local vets support the U-S missile strikes against Iraq.
One former Marine believes Saddam Hussein is starting trouble again to
improve his country's economy.
SOT 18:41:16 Vets Reax tape
IN Q=His country needs
((DAVID THOMPSON/GULF WAR VETERAN: HIS COUNTRY NEEDS MONEY, NEEDS TO BE BACK
ON ITS ECONOMIC FEET. HE'S BASICALLY BACKED IN A CORNER. HE NEEDS TO DO
SOMTHING TO BRING MORE MONEY IN THERE. AND ANOTHER WAR COULD DO THAT. ))
SUPER=01-David Thompson/Gulf War Veteran;
OUT Q=could do that
Other vets say troops should have stayed in the Persian Gulf longer.
IN Q=We were in
((STAFF SGT. RON VANDEGRIFT/U.S. MARINE CORPS: WE WERE IN KUWAIT CITY AND WE
HAD ORDERS TO GO NORTH THE FOLLOWING DAY AND WE FOUND OUT THE WAR WAS OVER.
SO, WE WERE KIND OF WONDERING WHAT WAS GOING ON, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE HEARD HE
WAS STILL IN POWER. ))
SUPER=01-Staff Sgt. Ron Vandegrift/U.S. Marine Corps;
OUT Q=still in power
Both men agree that if it does come down to sending U-S troops back into the
Persian Gulf-- they should be allowed to finish what they started five years
Some children did more than just an ordinary good ded when they alerted a
father and son that their house was on fire.
The blaze broke out yesterday afternoon at 135 Orlando Avenue.
C harles Boyden and his son were home at the time-- but escaped without
IN Q=Apparently, subjects
((STEVE POFF/ROANOKE CO. FIRE DEPT.: APPARENTLY, SUBJECTS WERE HOME-- A MAN
AND HIS SON. AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD CHILDREN CAME KNOCKING ON HIS DOOR AND SAID
THERE WAS SMOKE COMING OUT BACK OF HIS HOUSE. THEY WERE INSIDE, THEY DIDN'T
EVEN KNOW IT WAS ON FIRE. THEY WERE ABLE TO GET OUT, GET THE CATS OUT, THEN
CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Poff/Roanoke Co. Fire Dept.;
OUT Q=called the fire department
Fire officials say an extension cord overheated and caught fire.
Most of the damage was confined to the attic and back of the house.
Some neighbors told News- 7 that more hydrants are needed-- but fire
officials say they had enough water to battle the blaze.
All this rain is causing problems in Danville.
Route 58 east of Main Street is closed.
People traveling into Danville from South Boston or Ringold are advised to
take the Danville Expressway, Route 29 South, to 86 north, which will bring you
back to Route 58.
Goodyear Boulevard is also closed at Pumpkin.
Workers at the Goodyear plant should enter off of South Main Street.
More than a dozen families north of Danville were forced to evacute their
homes last night.
Some people were stranded and needed to be rescued when roads flooded.
Teresa Hamilton has details of a dramatic rescue.
IN Q=Heavy rain
SUPER=01-Kelly Fuller/Danville Homeowner; :14
SUPER=01-Billy Wyatt/Rescue Squad Volunteer; :47 VERY QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Bill Hankins/Danville Rescue Squad; 1:04 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Ronnie Setliff/Rescue Squad Volunteer; 1:20 quick!
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( Heavy rain created more than its share of problems.
A mudslide on Route 58- brought traffic to a temporary halt.
Kelly Fuller's problem was more isolated-- the front porch of her Danville
home caved in.
IN Q=I looked
((KELLY FULLER/DANVILLE HOMEOWNER:I LOOKED AND THE FRONT PART OF MY HOUSE, LIKE
WHERE MY LIVING ROOM IS, THE SHRUBBERY HAD CAVED IN AND IT HAD KNOCKED THE WALL
OF MY BASEMENT. ))
OUT Q=my basement.
Fuller wasn't the only Danville resident with problems.
Ronnie Setliff and Billy Wyatt volunteered to evacuate families when Fall
Creek at the intersection of Thomas and Halifax Road began to swell.
NAT SOUND: WOAH, WOAH.
The current was apparently too much for the boat's motor to handle.
Fortunately, the Danville Rescue Squad volunteers were able to hang on.
IN Q=What were you
((WHAT WERE YOU THINKING WHEN YOU WERE HANGING ONTO THE TREE.
BILLY WYATT/RESCUE SQUAD VOLUNTEER:THIS IS INTERESTING HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET
OUT OF HERE. ))
OUT Q=out of here.
That part would prove to be difficult-- especially when the tree they were
clinging to broke loose.
There were more tense moments when Setliff fell in.
That's when local volunteers knew they had to act quickly-- throwing out a
IN Q=It snagged
((LT. BILL HANKINS/DANVILLE RESCUE SQUAD:IT SNAGGED IN THE ENGINE AND WE WERE
LUCKY. IT SNAGGED TIGHT ENOUGH WE COULD START PULLED THEM TO SHORE. ))
OUT Q=to shore.
IN Q=It was
((RONNIE SETLIFF/RESCUE SQUAD VOLUNTEER: IT WAS HAIRY BUT WE KNEW WE WERE
ALRIGHT THOUGH. WE GOT OUR FRIENDS OVER HERE AND WE KNEW THEY WOULD TAKE CARE
OF US. ))
OUT Q=of us.
And, without a moments hesitation. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
Officials fear that several more days of rain in the forecast could make
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
Residents of Roanoke's Gainsboro neighborhood do not want city council to
close their library.
They say it is a cornerstone of the community.
Gainsboro leaders were responding to a consultant's study that raised that
Yesterday, they said the building is landmark to their neighborhood and the
city as a whole.
IN Q=Education is never
((HELEN DAVIS/GAINSBORO RESIDENT: EDUCATION IS NEVER AS EXPENSIVE AS IGNORANCE.
LET ROANOKE CITY KEEP ITS LIBRARIES OPEN, ALL OF THEM.))
((REV. CHARLES GREEN/ROANOKE NAACP: WE HOPE THAT YOU'LL DO ALL THAT YOU CAN AND
WE'RE CERTAINLY AGAINST THE RECOMMENDATION BY THE CONSULTANT, 100 PERCENT IN
RESPECT TO THE LIBRARIES. WE DON'T WANT TO COMPROMIZE ON THAT AT ALL.))
SUPER=01-Helen Davis/Gainsboro Resident; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Charles Green/Roanoke NAACP; :13
OUT Q=compromize on that at all.
SS=Roanoke City Seal
The issue is not before council now, and yesterday, at least three members
said they have no intention of closing the Gainsboro library or any other
GRAPHIC=Back To School
Children in Roanoke City said good-bye to summer and headed back to school
Many students spent most of the day meeting new teachers and getting
re-acquainted with classmates.
Most school officials say they were glad to see their students... regardless
of a little confusion.
IN Q=I think it's
((SANDRA PUCKETT/ADDISON SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: I THINK IT'S BEEN PRETTY SMOOTH.
HAD A PRETTY GOOD OPENING. KIDS DIDN'T HAVE SCHEDULES AND THEY HADN'T GOTTEN
THEM IN THE MAIL BUT AFTER WE CHECKED THE ADDRESSES EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE.))
SUPER=01-Sandra Puckett/Addison School Principal;
OUT Q=will be fine.
Some students are happy to get back and crack the books.
IN Q=Because I just
((KEISHAWN BUCKNER/ADDISON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT: BECAUSE I JUST MISS SCHOOL
BECAUSE THERE WASN'T ANYTHING TO DO FOR THE SUMMER.))
BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
((ROWDY UNRUH/ADDISON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT: BECAUSE I HAVE GREAT TEACHERS AND
THIS IS A GOOD SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-Keishawn Buckner/Addison Middle School Student; (QUICK!!!!)
SUPER=01-Rowdy Unruh/Addison Middle School Student; :06 (QUICK!!!!!!)
OUT Q=is a good school.
Students at Roanoke City's Jackson Middle School are still on vacation this
The school is undergoing renovation.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
U-S missiles hit Iraq again.
The United States last night launched what the Pentagon is calling a mop up
The White House says the strikes were needed to ensure American warplanes
could fly unchallenged over an expanded no-fly zone.
Local vets of the Gulf War support the attack on Iraqi targets, fearing
Saddam Hussein could cause more trouble in the Persian Gulf.
Some feel U-S troops should have stayed longer in the Gulf.
And the national weather service has issued a hurricane watch from central
Florida, to central South Carolina, as hurricane Fran treks even closer to
the southeastern United States.
Fran is now a category 3 hurricane, capable of causing extensive damage.
And that's what's making news on this Wednesday the fourth of September.
SUPER=312-64/100/Calm/Rain; Lynchburg Conditions
SUPER=314-Mostly Cloudy/with Showers/75-79/Cloudy/Scattered Showers/65-69;
In what the Pentagon describes as a "mop-up operation," the U-S has launched
a second wave of cruise missiles at Iraq.
That makes two attacks on Saddam Hussein's air defenses within a 24 hour
The White House says U-S millitary forces carried out the additional
strikes to destroy sites not wiped out in the initial attack.
The President says the U-S mission is designed to make Saddam pay a price
for his most recent aggression, the attack on Kurdish controlled areas.
The President also ordered an expansion of the no-fly zone to the
outskirts of Baghdad.
4:00:00 BLAKELY PKG
"WE KNOW THAT IF WE DO NOT PURSUE THIS POLICY WE WILL ONCE AGAIN BE CALLED
UPON TO DO MORE AS WE HAD TO DO MORE IN OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT
STORM....WE DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN."
OUT Q=THAT TO HAPPEN.
The U-N security council has met behind closed doors to discuss the crisis.
While some U-S allies have endorsed the military action, others have not.
On the Campaign trail Republican Presidential nominee Bob Dole is being
careful about criticising the Clinton administration's policies on Iraq.
SUPER=03-Colorado Springs, CO;
Dole doesn't want to attack the President during a foreign policy
Still, Dole can issue statements, such as the one after the latest missile
In which, he avoided backing the President and instead offered support to
the men and women in uniform.
Dole plans stops today in Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio.
Meantime, early indications are that President Clinton is enjoying widespread
public support for his decision to launch a missile attack on Iraq.
According to an A-B-C News poll, nearly eight-in-ten Americans
approve of the Tuesday morning attack on Iraq.
Hurricane "Fran" continues to gain strength as it heads toward the
southeastern U-S coast.
Fran is now centered some 500 miles
southeast of Charleston, South Carolina.
Fran is now a category three Hurricane, with 115 mile-an-hour winds.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center expect Fran to
strengthen further, perhaps becoming an even more dangerous, category-four
storm by the time it makes landfall late tomorrow.
Hurricane watches are up from central Florida to central South Carolina.
Two Lynchburg Hillcats struck out yesterday, but they were not playing ball.
The two baseball players accused of taunting and chasing a gay man in July
pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
Hillcats pitchers John Dillinger and Jeff Kelly were given suspended 90-day
The victim, Greg Robinson, says the pair began harassing him at this gas
station, then chased him for several miles before crashing into his car.
IN Q=I think what
((ETHAN ONTJES/PROSECUTOR: I THINK WHAT YOU HAD WAS REALLY A HATE CRIME. BASED
ON MR. ROBINSON'S SEXUAL PERSUASION, I THINK THEY FOR SOME REASON DIDN'T AGREE
WITH IT AND DECIDED THEY WERE GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.))
SUPER=01-Ethan Ontjes/Prosecutor; :00
OUT Q=something about it.
Dillinger and Kelly were also ordered to pay restitution and do ten hours of
Robinson's attorney says that may not satisfy his client.
IN Q=Right now
((LEIGH DREWRY/ROBINSON'S ATTORNEY: RIGHT NOW ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE. I'VE BEEN
CONTACTED BY MR. ROBINSON, I'M EXPLORING HIS OPTIONS AND AFTER A FEW DAYS OR
WEEKS WE'LL SIT DOWN, COME UP WITH SOME OPTIONS AND MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHAT
SUPER=01-Leigh Drewry/Robinson's Attorney; :00
OUT Q=what to do.
Drewry says Robinson is considering suing the two players for violating his
The U-S Senate is expected to vote vote on banning gay marriages tomorrow.
But a bipartisan group of senators plans to introduce an anti-discrimination
bill as an amendment to the marriage ban.
Sponsors say most Americans don't know that job discrimination
against gays and lesbians is legal in 41 states.
And an activist group is starting a new ad campaign urging the Senate to ban
job discrimination against gays and lesbians.
The Pentagon is calling it a "mop up operation".
The U-S last night fired a second round of cruise missiles against Iraqi
air defense targets.
IN Q= 4:02:27
((KENNETH BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESPERSON: THEY AREN'T NEW TARGETS THAT WERE NOT ON
EARLY LISTS IT'S AN EFFORT TO GO IN AND ASSURE THAT WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING
POSSIBLE TO SUPRESS AIR DEFENSE BEFORE WE START ENFORCING EXPANDED NO FLY ZONE.
SUPER=01-Kenneth Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman;
OUT Q=NO FLY ZONE.
Pentagon sources say 17 missiles were fired from U-S warships and a
President Clinton ordered the second strike after warning that Saddam
Hussein must pay a price for his boldest agression since the gulf war.
Last night he reiterated his case against Saddam in a speech before the
National Guard Association.
IN Q=our objectives are limited....
OUT Q=to further all these objectives.
He said the attacks are to punish Saddam for invading the Kurdish controlled
city of Irbil.
Some local Persian Gulf War veterans say they support the missile strike
And they say the situation with Saddam Hussein could escalate further.
Kimberly McBroom has more.
IN Q=The Persian Gulf War
SUPER=01-David Thompson/Gulf War Veteran; :08
SUPER=01-Staff Sgt. Ron Vandegrift/U.S. Marine Corps; :48
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( The Persian Gulf War lasted six weeks-- but its memory has lasted
nearly six years in the minds of those who served.
((YOU HAVE NIGHTMARES EVERY NOW AND THEN. SOMETIMES YOU MAY FEEL THE GROUND
SHAKING FROM THE SHELLING-- JUST REOCCURENCES. ))
Thompson supports the recent U-S attacks against Iraq-- saying the war
left some unfinished business between two countries.
((DAVID THOMPSON/GULF WAR VETERAN: I WAS EXPECTING TROUBLE WITH IRAQ SOONER.
I DON'T THINK THE TROUBLE'S EVERY BEEN SETTLED WITH IRAQ, OR WITHIN SOUTHWEST
ASIA PERIOD. ))
Staff Sergeant Ron Vandegrift served along with Thompson in the same
He feels U-S troops should have stayed in the Gulf longer.
And now that Saddam Hussein is re- surfacing-- Vandegrift believes tougher
action may be necessary.
((STAFF SGT. RON VANDEGRIFT/U.S. MARINE CORPS: HE'S DONE THIS MORE THAN ONCE,
SO I THINK HE'S JUST GOING TO KEEP ON PUSHING US AS FAR AS HE CAN UNTIL WE'RE
GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE DRASTIC THAN A MISSILE STRIKE. ))
Both Vandegrift and Thompson agree that if it does come down to sending
U-S troops back into the Persian Gulf-- they should be allowed to finish what
they started five years ago.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
The shooting spree began in a neighborhood and ended in a Richmond emergency
And now police have charged a 42-year-old woman with two counts of capital
42-year old Dawn Patricia Cooper of Richmond allegedly opened fire on her
ex-husband's van -- and then followed the victims to the hospital to shoot
IN Q=Well I
((BOBBY KEYSER/WITNESS: WELL, I HEARD SOME PEOPLE SCREAMING THE PERSON'S GOT A
GUN. AND THAT THEIR KIDS WAS LOCKED UP IN THE ROOM, AND THEY COULDN'T GET IN
TO THEIR KIDS. I WENT IN TO TRY TO HELP THEM GET THEIR KIDS OUT TO SAFETY.
WHEN I DID, I TURNED AND SAW A POLICE OFFICER DOWN ON THE FLOOR.))
OUT Q=the floor.
An off-duty officer injured his shoulder while shooting and wounding Cooper.
The shooting spree began at Cooper's south Richmond home.
Cooper's been charged with two capital murder counts, including the murder
of her ex-husband's new wife.
She also allegedly wounded three others who were with her ex-husband,
including a two year old child.
Mike Matheny hit the go-ahead solo homer before Milwaukee polished off its
second straight win over Cleveland 8-to-2.
For a roundup of the scores from the ball parks let's check the numbers.
wipe to boards
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=0092-/Houston/3/j/St. Louis/12////San Francisco/2/j/Montreal/9///;
SUPER=0092-j/Los Angeles/7//New York/6////Atlanta/1/j/Cincinnati/5///;