(( HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... CONGRESSMAN L-F PAYNE IS HOPING
WHEN HE LEAVES WASHINGTON HE'LL BE WORKING IN RICHMOND AS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.
SPEAKING OF GOVERNORS, IS GEORGE ALLEN INVOLVED IN A WHITEWATER SCANDAL OF
HIS OWN? INVOLVING A PHOTO PROMOTING CLEAN RIVERS... ))
OUT Q=clean rivers.
TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
And the Top Story this Monday night September 16th...
Limiting Saddam Hussein's ability to threaten his neighbors--
That's the message the president says the U-S military buildup in the
Persian Gulf is all about.
Good Evening, this is NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
GRAPHIC=conflict in Iraq
All remains quiet over the skies of Iraq, as the U.S. gets permission from
neighboring Kuwait to place more troops there.
As they prepare to make the journey from Ft. Hood, questions are still
being asked about America's role in the region.
Byron Harlan reports from Washington.
IN Q=Fort Hood
SUPER=01-Gen. John Shalikashvili/Joint Chiefs; :22
SUPER=01-Fouad Ajami/CBS News Consultant; 1:07
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; 1:19
OUT Q=B.H,. CBS News, Washington.
Fort Hood troops are on-notice: they will be on the move and their
destination is Kuwait.
Top military brass confirmed, three-thousand additional army troops will be
stationed in Kuwait, but they did not say when they ll leave for the mid-east.
What they did say is, there could be more air strikes against Iraq.
GEN. JOHN SHALIKASHVILI-JOINT CHIEFS
WHETHER AIR STRIKES WILL BE NECESSARY OR NOT WILL VERY MUCH DEPEND ON SADDAM
HUSSEIN S ACTIONS, NOT HIS WORDS.
Saddam Hussein s words have been less volatile, but no one believes that the
threat to other middle east nations is over.
PRESIDENT CLINTON: MY CONCERN IS THAT WE LIMIT SADDAM HUSSEIN S ABILITY TO
THREATEN HIS NEIGHBORS, THAT WE DO IT WITH THE NO FLY ZONE AND IN DOING IT WE
KEEP OUR PILOTS SAFE.
U.S. pilots are patrolling the no-fly zones and so far there are no new
attacks against them to report.
The defense secretary is in the region, consulting with u.s. allies, while
some analysts wonder why the u.s. allowed the tight coalition that defeated
Iraq in the early 90s to dissipate.
PROF. FOUAD AJAMI/CBS NEWS CONSULTANT)
WE WERE THE COP IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD BUT WE DIDN T WALK THE BEAT.
WE MUST PATIENTLY RECONSTITUTE THIS AMERICAN LED COALITION IN THE PERSIAN
GULF, IN THE MIDDLE EAST, IF WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT IT.
And U.S. officials appear--very much--to be serious about containing Iraq.
But he s already expanded his influence in the north so now american forces
are scrambling to make sure he doesn't gain anymore.
Byron Harlan, CBS News, Washington.))
The Pentagon and a key field commander take a hit in a report on the truck
bombing last June in Dharan, Saudi Arabia.
SUPER=03-Saudi Arabia/June 26; :
A special commission says the military leadership shares the blame for
security failures that ended in 19 American airmen being killed after a truck
bomb exploded near the complex.
The report says the Pentagon failed to set security standards.
Defense Secretary William Perry is ordering a review of whether any
personnel should be court-martialed.
An accident during rush hour tonight on interstate 81-- killed one person
and injured another.
State police say the Mazda driven by 31 year old Hong Lang Hu (WHO) was
traveling north in Botetourt County when he apparently lost control of the
He crossed the median and struck another car in the south bound lane
The driver of that vehicle died at the scene.
Her name has not been released.
Both drivers were from Pennsylvania.
Hu was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and treated for facial injuries.
He was charged with reckless driving.
President Clinton today claimed a prize usually reserved for Republicans--
the endorsement of the National Fraternal Order of Police.
Clinton ran through his administration's successes in reducing the crime
SOT 18:12:54 5-6:30feed
IN Q=But it's still
((BUT IT'S STILL TOO HIGH AND WE ALL KNOW IT. YOU KNOW HOW YOU'LL KNOW THAT
WE'VE WHIPPED THIS PROBLEM? WHEN YOU GO HOME FROM WORK IN THE EVENING AND YOU
FLIP ON THE EVENING INSTEAD OF SAYING WHAT ELSE IS NEW YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY
SHOCKED AND APPALLED. WHEN THAT HAPPENS YOU WILL KNOW THAT WE ARE ON THE RIGHT
SIDE OF THE CRIME PROBLEM ))
OUT Q=crime problem.
SUPER=03-Villanova, PA; :
Meantime, Bob Dole is preparing for a Western tour this week to pitch his
Today he unveiled his new proposals aimed at what he calls the root cause
of crime-- criminals.
IN Q=President Clinton
((BOB DOLE/GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE :PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS OPENED THE CRIME
PIPELINE UP AGAIN. AND THANKS TO THE LIBERAL WINK AND NOD POLICIES
OF THIS ADMINISTRATION, DRUG USE AMONG TEENAGERS HAS NOT JUST STARTED UP AGAIN
IT'S SKYROCKETING UPWARD. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Nominee; :
OUT Q=sky-rocketing upward.
Dole says President Clinton talks like Dirty Harry but acts like Barney
Congressman L-F Payne is hoping to trade his Washington D-C office in for
the Lieutenant Governor's digs in Richmond.
The Nelson County businessman gave the okay to an exploratory committee that
wants him to run for the Democratic nomination in 1997.
Payne is already trying to position himself closer to the middle than the
George Allen administration.
SOT 12:34:39 tape two
IN Q=I think
((I THINK VERY MUCH LIKE WHAT WE SAW IN THE CONGRESS OF NEWT GINGRICH, THIS
ADMINISTRATION SEEMED TO MOVE INTO THE EXTREME AND INTO THE FRINGE AND WAS
UNABLE THEN TO ACCOMPLISH THE KINDS OF THINGS THAT MIGHT BE ACCOMPLISHED. I
SAID IN MY REMARKS AND I SINCERELY BELIEVE THIS, THAT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA
WANT STRAIGHT-FORWARD, COMMON-SENSE SOLUTIONS TO THEIR PROBLEMS. THEY DON'T
WANT NECESSARILY THE DEMOCRATIC SOLUTION OR THE REPUBLICAN SOLUTION.))
OUT Q=Republican solution.
Payne is the only ANNOUNCED candidate to back up Don Beyer in his bid for
As part of the new statewide focus, Payne says he may be ready to compromise
on the Lake Gaston pipeline.
(check in with meteorologist RObin Reed)
Here's what's coming up next on NEWS-7 Primetime--
Crestar Bank's assets could be getting larger...
And was a picture doctored up of Governor Allen and some supporters
promoting clean rivers? Ellen Qualls has the whole story when we comeback.
go to break
President Bill Clinton and Governor George Allen have never really had all
that much in common.
Virginia's Governor finally has his own little whitewater scandal.
Ellen Qualls has uncovered a deception.
IN Q=Sooner or later
SUPER=03-Richmond/July 25; :00
SUPER=01-Albert Pollard/Sierra Club of Va.; 1:14
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Sooner or later, when steering the ship of state, the Governor's bound to
Hit some rough waters.
But the July photo-op to promote clean rivers should have been a p-r slam
The July trip is even the September cover story on the state employees
But wait -- NEWS 7 noticed the old switcheroo.
A little photo doctoring moves country music star and sausage king Jimmy
Dean from the third row back in the real run to a position as the Governor's
left- hand man in the newsletter.
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: NO, NO. BECKY WAS IN FRONT. AND JIMMY DEAN WAS HERE.
Jimmy Dean was one person back cause he went over and hit his head against--
Hmmm. So maybe the head honcho didn't know about the deception...
But the sausage king says, quoting now, "there's NO doubt about it, they
switched some things around. That's not very nice."
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, I AGREE WITH YOU, IT IS
CLEARLY AND LITERALLY A WHITEWATER ISSUE. WHITEWATER COMES TO VIRGINIA. AND
IF THAT'S THE WORST THING WE EVER DO--))
((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: WELL IT'S VIRTUAL RAFTING IT APPEARS TO ME. I UNDERSTAND
THAT THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE THAT
THEY'RE WORKING ON. They're working on that now? YEAH. HEH HEH.))
((ALBERT POLLARD/SIERRA CLUB OF VA.: IN THIS TIME OF CYNICAL VOTERS WE DON'T
NEED MORE OF THE GOVERNOR'S STAFF TIME BEING SPENT ON IMAGE. WE NEED MORE OF
IT BEING SPENT ON REAL POLICY.))
The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries magazine took the high road, and
used the undoctored photo.
The Department of Personnel and Training admits it took a little editorial
license to highlight the major players.
((REGARDLESS OF HOW WE'RE SITTING IN SOME RAFT, FOLKS NEED TO GET INVOLVED IN
VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF DEBRIS TO CLEAN UP IN OUR
RIVERS AND STREAMS. Governor we've got to-- HA.))
Nice save, Governor.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
A family was terrorized last night when three armed men barged into an
apartment and apparently were in the wrong home.
Roanoke Police say it happened in the in the 2000 block of Indian Village
Police say the men entered the apartment where 25-year old Carolyn Andrews
lives with her children, at about 10:30 last night.
The men interrogated Andrews and her friend-- about money and drugs, and
bound their wrists and ankles with duct tape.
The men then went next door where another woman lives and fired a shot into
The trio fled the complex, after finding NOTHING.
A multi- million- dollar acquisition could be in the near future for Crestar
The Richmond based bank will pay more than 750- million- dollars for
Citizens Bancorp of Washington, D-C.
The move will help Crestar increase in size by nearly a quarter.
IN Q=This proposed
((BOB LAWSON/CRESTAR ROANOKE PRESIDENT: THIS PROPOSED MERGER WOULD GIVE US THE
NUMBER ONE MARKET SHARE IN THE GREATER WASHINGTON REGION WHICH IS AN IMPORTANT
MARKET OBVIOUSLY AND IT WOULD ALSO GIVE US THE NUMBER TWO MARKET SHARE IN THE
ENTIRE STATE OF MARYLAND WHICH ALSO IS IMPORTANT TO US.))
SUPER=01-Bob Lawson/Crestar Roanoke President;
OUT Q=important to us.
Crestar is the largest bank headquartered in Virginia.
Botetourt County has been credited with bringing new businesses to the
region...but hanging on to the EXISTING ones is just as important.
The county is recognizing them and coming to their aid.
A few months ago, the Business Services Initiative was started.
Every week, representatives from the county visit EXISTING industries to
find out the goals and needs of the individual companies.
IN Q=What it
((JERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WHAT IT IS TO US IS BASICALLY
THE SAME THING WE DO WHEN WE TRY TO ATTRACT INDUSTRY. EXCEPT HERE WE'RE TRYING
TO MAKE SURE WE DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO RETAIN AND EXPAND THE INDUSTRY WE
ALREADY HAVE. ))
((RICK POPLSTEIN/VFP PRESIDENT: THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN PRO- ACTIVE AND MAKING SURE
THEY MEET ALL OF OUR NEEDS. EMPLOYMENT, EXPANSION-- WHATEVER IT MAY BE. SO THIS
IS JUST A CONTINUATION OF THEIR FINE HOSPITALITY. ))
SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator; :00
SUPER=01-Rick Poplstein/VFP President; :13
County officials say the program will in no way hamper efforts in attracting
new businesses to the area.
In fact, they hope it will serve as another draw in recruiting companies to
Business will resume tomorrow for three companies devoured by fire in
Calvin Powers, who owns the Carpet Shop and Powers Fence says he'll reopen
both businesses in an office building next to the one that burned on route 11.
And a spokesman for Schewel's says the furniture store will open a customer
service office there as well.
Schewel's is looking for temporary space to reopen its STORE in Radford or
Fairlawn within the next few weeks.
The fire nearly leveled the entire shopping center Saturday.
Still no word on how it started.
Stick around for more NEWS-7 Primetime--We all know the rules about
But researchers, hiding in restroom stalls, have found many people aren't
And when it comes to large bank accounts-- meet Pulaski County's Dorothy and
Warren Collins, the latest Virginia Lottery Millionaires...
go to break
Do you think succombing to an impulse and buying lottery tickets is a bad
Well it wasn't for a retired Pulaski County couple with six million dollars
now to show for the impulse.
Warren and Dorothy Collins will receive 200-thousand dollars each year for
the next 20- years.
Dorothy Collins says she didn't plan on buying a ticket until the last
minute, then she let the computer pick her numbers.
IN Q=I went over
((DOROTHY COLLINS/LOTTERY WINNER: I WENT TO THE SHOP-EZ TO GET SOME GET JAR
LIDS AND A CAN OF A FEW TOMATOES. WROTE ME A CHECK TO PAY FOR THAT AND I SAID
JUST GIVE ME A LOTTERY TICKET WHILE I'M HERE. AND THAT WAS IT.))
SUPER=01-Dorothy Collins/Lottery Winner;
OUT Q=that was it.
Warren and Dorothy say the money will come in handy now that they're
Plus Dorothy was recently hospitalized with pneumonia and the money will pay
her medical expenses.
SUPER=330-Periods Of Rain/Wind:S-10mph/58-60/Morning Clouds/Then
SUPER=331-Scattered Showers/Tapering Off/60-63/Becoming Partly/Cloudy
SUPER=332-Scattered/Showers/58-60/Chance Of Rain/Gusty NW Wind/68-70;
SUPER=333-Scattered Showers/Wind Shift NW/58-60/Morning
SUPER=334-Occasional Heavy/Rain/54-58/Mostly Cloudy/Showers Early/64-68;
Asthma may be worse in women right before their periods.
A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that women were more
than twice as likely to seek emergency room treatment for a severe asthma
attack right before their period than at other times.
IN Q=Now this doesn't
((DR. HENRY CLAMAN/ASTHMA SPECIALIST, UNIV. OF COLORADO: NOW THIS DOESN'T MEAN
THAT WOMEN WITH ASTHMA ARE PERFECTLY SAFE THE OTHER TIMES OF THEIR MENSTRUAL
PERIODS. IT'S JUST THAT THEY'RE MORE LIKELY TO GET ATTACKS DURING THE DAYS JUST
BEFORE BLEEDING AND THE FIRST DAYS OF THE BLEEDING. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Henry Claman/Asthma Specialist; :
OUT Q=first days of bleeding
Even if they don't have a full-blown attack, women with asthma often
notice an increase in wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath right
around the time of their period.
The authors speculate that large fluctuations in estrogen levels may be
GRAPHIC=health check bug
Too many people are ignoring the
old advice about washing their hands after using the bathroom.
A survey finds millions of Americans routinely fail to wash up.
Overall, women are cleaner than men, with almost three-quarters washing,
compared to 61 percent of men.
More than six-thousand men and women in public restrooms in five cities
Researchers hid in stalls or pretended to comb their hair while observing
Each night NEWS-7 Primetime brings you some of the more unusual stories--
and the news behind the news.
SUPER=75-Monte Carlo, Monaco;
Tonight's video comes form Monaco-- where would-be real-estate moguls from
all over the world descended on the Hotel Loews.
It was all part of the final round of the 1996 Monopoly Game championship
in the king of gambling cities, Monte Carlo.
Monaco's Prince Albert presented the winner with 15-thousand-140-dollars--
the total amount of money in a Monopoly game.
It's Monday night and that means time to check in with the Virginia
Cavaliers. We'll do that plus Troy Aikman talks about his struggling Cowboys,
and Joe Smith is set free.
But first in one college football item of note tonight, the NCAA slapped
Michigan State's program with four years probation today.
The Spartans broke rules concerning recruiting, benefits, academic
eligibility, ethical conduct and institutional control.
The program will immediately lose seven scholarships next season.
Now let's check tonight's baseball scores.
wipe to score
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=0091-/Milwaukee///Baltimore///Postponed By Rain/j/New
SUPER=0092-j/Atlanta/5//New York/2////Los Angeles/4//Colorado/0/5//;
SUPER=0092-/San Diego/0//San Francisco/0/1///;
take a break
Three weeks into the 1996 NFL season and the defending super bowl champion
Cowboys are 1-and-2, and in need of some consistency.
Yesterday the Colts beat the Boys when Chris Boniol's 56 yard field goal
bounced off the cross bar.
IN Q="I knew coming in...
((TROY AIKMAN/COWBOYS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Troy Aikman/Cowboys Quarterback; :00
OUT Q=...WE WANNA GO."
The Virginia Cavaliers have at date with Wake Forest this coming Saturday.
The past Saturday against Maryland the Cavs defensive was very defensive,
but the offense was also very offensive.
Steve Mason has more from Charlottesville.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Football Coach; :22
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/UVa Defensive Back; :34
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
The NBA's number one draft pick in 1995 is a free man tonight!
Joe Smith, the Golden State Warriors top selection last year was in court
today for his preliminary hearing on a charge of malicious wounding.
Smith allegedly whacked a male dancer with a beer bottle in a Chesapeake
nightclub while Smith was celebrating his 21st birthday.
After overseeing an eight hour preliminary hearing, Judge Bernard Goodwyn
dismissed the charge after a half dozen witnesses all confirmed that Smith was
not involved in the attack.
Smith grew up in Norfolk and was the ACC player of the year at Maryland.
Here's just one of the stories we're working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at
dissolve to boards
Kimberly McBroom introduces us to a singing high school senior who has
already signed a record deal at age 17. SUPER=78-Future Recording Star
Jean Jadhon will be along with that story in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on
WDBJ-7. That's it for NEWS-7 Primetime, see you tomorrow. Goodnight.