More U-S warplanes are headed to the Gulf region, for possible renewed
strikes against Iraq.
Hurricane ``Hortense'' strengthens overnight while blowing past the Bahamas.
We'll have the latest information on Hurricane Hortense, as well as all
your local weather coming up momentarily straight from the News 7 Weather
Don't go away, the news is next.
The United States this afternoon is poised and ready to strike strategic
targets in Iraq.
President Clinton ordered more warplanes to the region yesterday, following
Iraq's attempt to shoot down U-S jets patrolling a no-fly zone.
Mark Phillips has more.
SUPER=01-William Perry/Defense Secretary; :34
SUPER=01-Riyadh Al-Qaysi/Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister; 1:06
SUPER=01-Mark Phillips/Reporting; 1:17
OUT Q=CBS News, The Pentagon.
The B52s have been moved
to the Indian Ocean Island of Diego Garcia Within striking distance of Iraq.
The Stealth bombers have been
moved to Kuwait from where they can strike at Saddam's military
machine with greater effect than the cruise missiles did in the
previous attacks -- if it comes to that.
But what may be of more political significance is where the weapons
have not been based -- not in Turkey... not in Saudi Arabia. So
sure is the US that the requests would be refused that Washington
doesn't even ask any more. This show down with Saddam is an
WILLIAM PERRY -- SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
"IRAQI AIR DEFENSE CREWS ARE PLAYING SOME KIND OF A GAME. THEY
WILL VERY SOON LEARN THAT WE ARE NOT PLAYING GAMES."
Where protecting Iraq's Kurdish population may have once been an
issue -- it isn't any more. The pro-Saddam faction is now in
control in the north. The current rising tensions are about super-
power credibility and some potentially deadly gamesmanship. And
it's managed to somehow cast the Iraqi regime in an almost
RIYADH AL-QAYSI -- IRAQI DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER: "IF THEY ESCALATE
PROPORTIONATELY OR DISPROPORTIONATELY THAT WOULD NOT CHANGE THE FACT THAT THEY
ARE COMMITTING ARMED AGGRESSION
AGAINST IRAQ IN VIOLATION OF THEIR COMMITTMENT UNDER THE CHARTER
AND INTERNATIONAL LAW."
Iraq today warned Kuwait that basing US jets there for any possible
attack ammounted to aggression... an act of war, they called it.
If the intent of the hard line against Saddam was to make him
contrite and behave himself, it isn't working.))
Hurricane Hortense continues to plow through the Atlantic this afternoon
with 115 mile per hour winds.
Forecasters expect the storm to make a gradual turn to the north today and
eventually turn more to the northeast, taking it away from the eastern U-S.
If it doesn't, it could threaten New England.
Hortense has ripped through Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Grand
President Clinton has declared Puerto Rico a disaster area.
(("WE JUST GOT WATER BACK 24 HOURS LATER, AND STILL NO ELECTRICLITY."
OUT Q=AND STILL NO ELECTRICITY.
Hortense dropped twenty inches of rain on the U-S commonwealth and is
responsible for at least 15 deaths.
For days mystery has surrounded the murder of a retired school teacher in
But now a suspect is under arrest.
23 year old Harold Davis of Marion is charged with capital murder, rape and
Police found 68 year-old Anna Jean Anderson dead in her home one week ago.
She had been strangled to death.
The Symth County Sheriff's Department would not say what led them to Davis-
only that he's been a suspect since the day after the murder.
The F-B-I may be narrowing in on a suspect in the bombing at Olympic
Centennial Park in Atlanta.
CBS News has learned federal agents are focusing on a single suspect who
may have a military background.
They are also targeting others as possible accomplices.
None of those currently being investigated are in any way connected to
Richard Jewell, the security guard initially questioned in the attack.
Wipe wipe wipe
Meantime, in the Oklahoma City bombing case the lawyers for suspect Timothy
McVeigh are seeking a separate trial for their client.
In court papers filed yesterday his attorney stated the case will be
severely prejudiced unless Mcveigh is tried separately from fellow suspect
Nichols' lawyer also wants a separate trial, while prosecutors
want the two men tried together.
A ruling by the trial judge is expected after a hearing early
GRAPHIC=Flooding Aftermath Southside
The federal government is setting up shop in flood-damaged southside Virginia
FEMA officials are opening disaster recovery centers to serve 14
jurisdictions in Virginia.
Residents can come to the centers for answers to questions about getting
Meanwhile, authorities caution residents not to be taken in by scam artists
promising to perform flood- related repairs.
IN Q=Some enterprising
((CHIEF NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE: SOME ENTERPRISING BUSINESS PEOPLE INCREASE
THEIR PRICES WHEN SITUATIONS LIKE THIS OCCUR, AND WE'VE HAD SEVERAL CALLS ABOUT
THAT. SO I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THEY GET TWO OR THREE ESTIMATES FROM LEGITIMATE
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :00
OUT Q=legitimate business people.
Recovery centers in South Boston and Danville open later today at 1 p-m and
will remain open seven days a week.
Flooding claimed a piece of Campbell County's history last week destroying
the second oldest covered bridge in Virginia.
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./File Tape; :00
The Marysville bridge stood over Seneca Creek since 1878, although it had
been closed to traffic since the 1950's.
SUPER=04-Courtesy: Ben and Juanita Miller; :07
But flooding from Hurricane Fran washed the bridge away last Friday, just
minutes after these photographs were taken.
IN Q=It actually pulled
((PAUL GOOD/EYEWITNESS: IT ACTUALLY PULLED IT OFF AND IT WAS STILL UPRIGHT, AND
IT FLOATED DOWNSTREAM PROBABLY 20 TO 30 FEET UPRIGHT TILL IT HIT A TREE. AND
THEN IT TILTED SIDEWAYS, AND SUNK DOWN IN THE RIVER.))
SUPER=01-Paul Good/Eyewitness; :00
OUT Q=down in the river.
Local artist Janson Harrill captured the bridge on canvas.
IN Q=I feel real
((JANSON HARRILL/ARTIST: I FEEL REAL FORTUNATE THAT I WAS ABLE TO GET OUT THERE
AND TAKE A LOT OF PICTURES OF THE BRIDGE BEFORE IT WAS WASHED AWAY AND TO
CAPTURE IT IN A MORE GLORIOUS FORM.))
SUPER=01-Janson Harrill/Artist; :00
OUT Q=more glorious form.
Harrill says sales of his limited edition prints have doubled since the
bridge was destroyed last week.
And in just a few minutes we will be joined in studio by a Virginia
Cooperative Extension engineer.
We will have advice for homeowners who are beginning the cleanup process
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News7,
The long-lost colony of Jamestown has been found.
Interactive media comes to Southwest Virginia- we'll visit one of Virginia
Western Community College's virtual classrooms.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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Operation Summer Sweep in Pulaski County has netted several alleged drug
Authorities rounded up 31 suspects on a total of 55 indictments.
They also seized drugs, cash, vehicles, and other property.
((HERB COOLEY/PULASKI POLICE CHIEF: WE FEEL LIKE THIS IS AN AREA WHERE WE HAVE
TO WORK AND HIT THE DRUG DEALERS IN THE POCKETBOOK WHERE IT HURTS, AND SEIZE
THE PROPERTY THAT THEY HAD BEEN ABLE TO ACCUMULATE USING THE PROFITS FROM DRUG
SUPER=01-Herb Cooley/Pulaski Police Chief;
OUT Q=from drug money.
The nine-month investigation targeted street dealers and mid-level
Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.
((EVERETT SHOCKLEY/PULASKI CO. PROSECUTOR: IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT YOU KNOW, YOU
CAN GO OUT AND ROUND UP 31 PEOPLE AND PUT THEM IN JAIL, AND YET THERE'S ALWAYS
SEEMINGLY SOMEONE THAT WILL TAKE THEIR PLACE. AGAIN, THERE'S MONEY IN DRUGS. ))
SUPER=01-Everett Shockley/Pulaski Co. Prosecutor;
OUT Q=money in drugs.
This investigation was conducted by the Pulaski County Drug Task Force.
Governor George Allen was on hand as a significant piece of Virginia's past
was unveiled this morning.
It's the original fort on Jamestown Island, built in 1607.
For years, experts had believed the fort was washed away by erosion.
But an excavation project that started two years ago turned up proof that it
Archaeologists found bits of pottery, armor, and evidence of just how the
fort was laid out.
It only takes a fraction of a second to travel to classes at three different
colleges in Southwest Virginia.
That's if you use the new technology at Virginia Western Community College.
Jay Moore reports.
IN Q=They're miles
SUPER=01-Don Piedmont/Instructor; :13
SUPER=01-Steve Wilt/DSLCC Student; :41
SUPER=01-Richard Teaff/DSLCC President; :52 quick
SUPER=01-Wayne Michie/VWCC Engineer; 1:02
OUT Q=Moore, News 7.
(( They're miles apart but Virginia Western, Dabney S- Lancaster Community
College, and Radford University students are able to have the same professor,
at the same time.
It's done through compressed video and interactive t-v.
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IN Q=One never likes
((DON PIEDMONT/INSTRUCTOR: ONE NEVER LIKES TO SEE ONE SELF ON THE TUBE. IT'S
REALLY FASCINATING TALKING BACK AND FORTH TO PEOPLE. ))
OUT Q= forth to people
Using a state grant and money from Bell Atlantic, Virginia Western was able
to equipment two interactive classrooms.
There are two cameras mounted in each room.
SOT 19:50:51- 2
IN Q=In this classroom
((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: IN THIS VIDEO CLASSROOM, PROFESSORS HAVE A TRACKING
DEVICE WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO MOVE AROUND THE ROOM FREELY.))
OUT Q=room freely.
We took advantage of the technology to interview a Dabney student.
SOT 20:02:50- 2
IN Q=It's amazing
((STEVE WILT/D.S.L.C.C Student: IT'S AMAZING HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED. I
GRADUATED IN '92 FROM BRIDGEWATER COLLAGE. HERE CLASSES TAKE PART IN
TECHNOLOGY LIKE THIS.))
OUT Q=like this.
SOT 16:32:10 (DSLCC Ribbon Cutting)
IN Q=It really takes
((RICHARD TEAFF/D.S.L.C.C. PRESIDENT: IT REALLY TAKES THE RESOURCES OF BOTH
CAMPUSES AND JOINS THEM FOR A VERY EFFICIENT WAY OF OFFERING EDUCATION.))
OUT Q=offering education.
Virginia Western started the program last month and it didn't go on- line
until the day before classes began.
IN Q=There's a lot
((WAYNE MICHIE/V.W.C.C. ENGINEER: THERE'S A LOT MORE WE CAN DO WITH THAT WE
LEARNED YET I THINK WE'RE DOING VERY WELL AND USING IT THE LIMITED TIME WE HAD
EXPOSURE TO IT.))
OUT Q=exposure to it.
And with technology inproving everyday, he's excited about what the future
In Roanoke, Jay Moore, News 7.))
She's only 18-months-old but she has won almost a dozen beauty pageants.
And as Atlantic City hosts the Miss America Pageant this weekend this
toddler from Covington may be joining the T-V audience in sizing up the
Angelica Denise Sylvester can barely speak... but she's the talk of the
Beauty Pageant circuit.
IN Q=She was a beautiful
((CHUCK SYLVESTER/ANGELICA'S FATHER: SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL BABY AT BIRTH AND
PEOPLE SAID, WOW. HER FACIAL FEATURES WERE MORE DEVELOPED. AND I JUST THOUGHT
IT WAS MY FIRST CHILD AND I THOUGHT IT WAS MY FIRST CHILD AND I THOUGHT IT WAS
SOMETHING I LIKE TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Chuck Sylvester/Angelica's Father;
OUT Q=like to do
Surrounded by local, state, and international trophies some may wonder if
mom and dad expect too much from their little angel.
IN Q=Who knows she may
((AUDRA SYLVESTER/ANGELICA'S MOTHER: WHO KNOWS SHE MAY BE MISS. AMERICA BUT
WE'RE NOT GOING TO PUSH HER. IT'S ALL LEFT UP TO HER WHEN SHE'S ABLE TO DECIDE
WHAT SHE WANTS TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Audra Sylvester/Angelica's Mother;
OUT Q=she wants to do.
Angelica's next competition is in Atlanta.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News7,
A live interview about how to cope with flooding cleanup--
The recent high waters have damaged hundreds of area homes and businesses.
An agricultural engineer from Virginia Tech will be here in the studio--
We'll have some advice for those beginning to mop up.
Stay with us.
One week after Hurricane Fran roared ashore on the North Carolina Coast and
then made its way to the Commonwealth as a weakened Tropical Storm, the clean
From flooding to fallen trees the storm left in its wake a trail of
destruction throughout central and southwest Virginia.
If you're among those still mopping up from the storm we may be able to
make the task a little bit easier for you today.
2 shot Melanie and Guest
Joining us in the studio is Glen Hetzel, an agricultural engineer with
Virginia Cooperative Extension.
SUPER=01-Glen Hetzel/VCE Agricultural Engineer;
Where do storm victims start when it's time to assess and clean-up the
What are some steps to make it easier?
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Week;
If you're faced with flood damage, how do yo determine what can be
salavaged and what can't?
If you're trying to make repairs on your own, when do you need to step
aside and turn the job over to a professional?
(Roll B-Roll over interview)
(Melanie ad libs toss to Patrick)
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next in sports,
Los Angeles Dodger Brett Butler suffers a hard-luck setback after his
courageous comeback from cancer.
And, in sports--
Radford athletes make a bold pledge to keep their off-field behavior in line
during the playing season.
Those stories and more when we return.
MUSIC UP FULL
In an unfortunate note Los Angeles Dodgers star Brett Butler, who came back
after a four month battle with cancer, broke his hand on this play last night
trying to bunt.
At first he thought it was a bruise, but X-rays reveal a break and the hand
will be in cast for two to three weeks.
He could be back for the playoffs.
GRAPHIC=VA. TECH FOOTBALL
The Virginia Tech Football Team has been in the news for the wrong reasons
the past couple of weeks, but by no means are off the field problems limited to
The University of Virginia has also had to deal with some of its own problems
in the past year.
All-ACC kicker Rafael Garcia was convicted on a drunk driving charge in
Basketball recruit Melvin Whitaker was arrested for the malicious wounding of
a Cavalier football player on the University grounds in March.
And senior point guard Harold Deane was convicted last month of trespassing
and resisting arrest.
IN Q="They are...
((TERRY HOLLAND/UVA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Terry Holland/UVa Athletic Director; :00
OUT Q=...working at it."
Holland is friends with a number of people at Tech, and he knows firsthand
what the coaches and administrators are going through these days.
IN Q="I know...
OUT Q=...THE RIGHT THING."
Athletes at Radford University will have little choice other than to walk a
straight line, now that they are signing a tough new pledge before they
Athletic director Greig Denny admits the policy holds athletes to a higher
standard than other students.
But he says participation in intercollegiate sports is a privilege which
must be taken seriously.
((GREIG DENNY/RU ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: WE'VE TOLD THEM THAT WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT
STUDENT ATHLETE WELFARE, WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE AN WE'RE
CONCERNED ABOUT COMMITMENT TO THE PROGRAM. ))
SUPER=01-Greig Denny/RU Athletic Director;
OUT Q=to the program.
Basketball standout Kim Hairston thinks the pledge may improve team
performance, and says she doesn't mind being held to a higher standard.
((KIM HAIRSTON/RU BASKETBALL PLAYER: BECAUSE WE SHOULD BE A ROLE MODEL,
ATHLETES SHOULD BE A ROLE MODEL, SO WE'RE SETTING AN EXAMPLE FOR YOUNGER KIDS.
SUPER=01-Kim Hairston/RU Basketball Player;
OUT Q=for younger kids.
Students promise to steer clear of alcohol and tobacco during their
playing seasons, and illegal drugs at all times.
The first violation gets a one- game suspension. Further violations mean
mandatory suspension for the season, and no athletic aid for the next semester.
Western Virginia is extending a hand to Roanoke's sister city in Africa.
Today, seven Roanoke Valley organizations announced a plan to collect books
for school libraries in Kisumu (ki-SOO-moo) Kenya.
Cycle Systems and Goodwill Industries have established collection points
for the Books for Africa program.
Organizers hope to collect, sort and distribute 100- thousand books... with
the first shipment arriving before the end of the year.
IN Q=A forty foot container
((ROGER MATTHEWS/GOODWILL INDUSTRIES: A FORTY FOOT CONTAINER DOESN'T HOLD TOO
MANY. WE'RE HOPING BY NEXT SPRING WE'LL HAVE AT LEAST FIVE CONTAINERS ON THEIR
WAY TO AFRICA, WHICH WILL BE THOUSANDS OF BOOKS.))
SUPER=01-Roger Matthews/Goodwill Industries;
OUT Q=thousands of books.
The group will not send pre- school materials to Kenya, but Books for
Africa is soliciting a wide range of hardbacks.
The group is also asking for donations to help pay the high cost of