President Clinton and Republicans remain at odds on how to handle Saddam
And it's the sequel to the O-J Simpson trial drama.
Jury selection in his civil trial is about to begin in Santa Monica.
Skies clear out a bit, and temperatures cool on the wings of a cold front
that passed in the night. I'll have all your weather details, along with a
look at sports.
Stay with, News 7 at Noon is next.
President Clinton has briefed Congress on Iraq and defended his handling of
But at today's White House meeting Mr. Clinton and his staff failed to win
over some key Republicans.
Senator John McCain calls Saddam Hussein stronger than ever.
((HE IS BETTER OFF THAN HE WAS TWO WEEKS AGO, NOW CONTROLS PARTS OF IRAG HE
DIDN'T SINCE 1991, AND HE IS EITHER SPLIT OR REVEALED SIGNIFICANT SPLITS
WITHING THE COALITION WHICH CAN DO NOTHING BUT HELP HIM IN THE LONG RUN. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona;
OUT Q=LONG RUN.
But the President disputed that claim saying the expanded no-fly
zone over southern Iraq has the Iraqi leader boxed in more tightly than ever.
((WE HAVE ALSO PUT SADDAM ON NOTICE SO I FEEL WE DID THE APPROPRIATE THING IN
APPROPIATE WAY TO GET THE RESULTS THAT WE SOUGHT. ))
OUT Q=that we sought.
SUPER=03-Fort Hood, TX;
President Clinton last night signed the orders to send U-S troops to
Pentagon officials say about three thousand troops will be sent.
It was two months ago today that T-W-A flight 800 exploded in midair over
the Atlantic, killing 230 people.
SUPER=03-Hampton Bays, NY;
Yesterday, search crews discovered two more bodies and another large piece
But authorities still have not determined what brought down the 7-47.
Yesterday, after more questions from the media, they dismissed the
possibility of friendly fire.
IN Q=OBVIOUSLY WE'VE
OUT Q=HIGHLY, HIGHLY, UNLIKELY, LET ME ADD A FEW MORE HIGHLY'S TO THAT.
So far, investigators have recovered 210 bodies and about 70 percent of
Meantime, security is getting tighter at the three airports
in the New York City area.
The New York and New Jersey Port Authority says more bomb-sniffing dogs will
be patrolling airport concourses, and baggage areas-- and airport workers will
undergo ten-year background
The wrongful death suit filed against O-J simpson begins today in Southern
This time around Simpson appears ready, even eager, to take the stand in
Bill Whitaker has the story.
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SUPER=07-O.J. Simpson; :12
SUPER=01-Erwin Chemerinsky/USC Law Center; 1;20
OUT Q=cbs new Los Angeles.
OJ Simpson claims he wanted to testify at his first trial,
but his attorneys convinced him it would
(SUPER: JUNE 28)
drag the trial out at the risk of losing more jurors and even a mistrial. This
OJ SIMPSON:I CAN'T WAIT. I CAN'T WAIT. IT REALLY IS FUNNY. THEY SAY 'HE'LL
HAVE TO TAKE THE STAND.' WHAT DO YOU MEAN I'LL HAVE TO TAKE THE STAND. YOU
CAN'T KEEP ME OFF THE
The jury that will sit in this Santa Monica courtroom is likely to have a
different experience from the the first. They'll hear from
Simpson, his good friend Al Cowlings, the driver on the low-speed chase. And
from one of Simpson's main accusers, Nicole Simpson's friend Faye Resnick.
But Simpson says he's confident this jury will see the evidence the same as
OJ SIMPSON: THESE WERE THE ONLY PEOPLE IN AMERICA THAT WASN'T
INFECTED BY THE MEDIA, YOU KNOW. THEY SAW THE FACTS, IN THE COURTROOM. THEY
DIDN'T GET THE SPIN. THEY SAW THE FACTS IN THE COURTROOM.
And what, according to Simpson, were the crucial facts?
OJ Simpson: I'LL MAKE THIS STATEMENT. YOU CAN SAY
THEY FRAMED AN INNOCENT MAN OR YOU CAN BELIEVE THEY FRAMED A
GUILTY MAN, BUT THE ONE THING YOU CANNOT DEBATE IS THAT SOMEBODY
TRIED TO FRAME ME.
ERWIN CHEMERINSKY, UNIV. OF SO.C LAW CENTER: THE KEY TO THE CIVIL
TRIAL IS GOING TO BE SIMPSON ON THE WITNESS STAND. AND I THINK
IT WOULD BE AN ENORMOUS MISTAKE FOR ANYONE, INCLUDING THE
PLAINTIFF'S LAWYERS, TO THINK THAT HE IS GOING TO BE EASILY
DEVASTATED OR DESTROYED ON THE WITNESS STAND.
Convincing the jury is one thing. A skeptical public is something else.
OJ SIMPSON: I TRULY DON'T BELIEVE THIS TRIAL IS GOING TO CHANGE ANYBODY'S
MIND ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, NO MATTER
HOW IT TURNS OUT. I REALLY DON'T SEE IT.
Ironically, both Simpson and his accusers have the same expectations:
that this trial will set the record straight.
Bill Whitaker CBS News.))
A Bedford County judge will hear the case of a German diplomat's son who is
serving two life terms for the murders of his former girlfriend's parents.
Attorneys for Jens Soering contend that prosecutors withheld evidence
at his 1990 trial. Soering is seeking a new trial.
Derek and Nancy Haysom were stabbed to death at their home in 1987.
The American Cancer Society says people need to cut back on red meat and
alcohol for healthier living.
It says the consumption of the two is linked to some forms of cancer.
The guidelines are different than those issued by the federal government
which says one or two alcoholic drinks
a day appear to cause no harm to adults.
The cancer society says the risk of cancer may start to rise with as few as
two drinks a day.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast.
A federal board looks into passenger side airbags-- Some say they aren't
safe for kids.
Governor Allen is in a whitewater scandal of his own-- We'll tell you about
it when we come back.
But first, let's check in with Patrick in the Weathercenter.
music up full
Virginia's flood victims are getting a helping hand from the government.
So far, more than 300 applications from Virginians for disaster housing
assistance have been accepted.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Week;
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the grants for disaster
housing assistance total almost 670-thousand dollars.
Among those applying are residents in the hard-hit areas of South Boston
The grants allow disaster victims to pay for rental housing or emergency
repairs to make their own homes livable.
Officials say it usually takes 15 to 20 days for applicants to get
their checks after they apply.
Airbags and children will be the subjects of a National Tranpsortation
Safety Board meeting today.
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A staff study being presented today concludes that passenger airbags may save
adult lives but they're proving deadly for small children.
The study also finds problems with child safety seats.
The board may use the study to recommend that automakers find a way to
slow down the inflation of side airbags.
It may also recommend car seats for children eight and under.
Governor George Allen went back to school this morning on his latest visit
to the Roanoke Valley.
The Governor spoke to students during a tour of Cave Spring High School.
Allen was highlighting the tougher standards of learning approved by the
General Assembly and signed into law.
IN Q=That's one
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THAT'S ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND HISTORIC CHANGES
GOING ON IN VIRGINIA'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS NOW. WE'RE FOCUSED ON THE BASICS. WE HAVE
MEASURABLE STANDARDS, AND THERE IS GOING TO BE ACCOUNTABILITY FINALLY IN OUR
OUT Q=accountability in our schools.
Allen says Cave Spring is among the best schools in the state.
Today, he praised students, parents and teachers for raising expectations
without the mandate of state law.
You've heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words, well you might
say one picture snapped of the governor and friends is worth a thousand
Ellen Qualls uncovers a photo fraud in Richmond.
IN Q=Sooner or later
SUPER=03-Richmond/July 25; :00
SUPER=01-Albert Pollard/Sierra Club of Virginia; 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.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast,
David Letterman made Manny the Hippy famous-- Sounds great, but Manny's
parole officer watches the Late show.
And a teenage vocalist from Martinsville has signed a record deal.
Stay with us.
A multi- million- dollar acquisition will place Crestar only a step away
from joining the ranks of the nation's 30 largest banking companies.
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=Strategically we
((BOB LAWSON/CRESTAR ROANOKE PRESIDENT: STRATEGICALLY WE WANT TO BE AN ACQUIRER
OF NEW FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS THAT SEEM TO MAKE A GOOD FIT WITH CRESTAR, AND
NOT TO BE AN ACQUIREE.))
SUPER=01-Bob Lawson/Crestar Roanoke President;
OUT Q=an acquiree.
Once the merger is complete, Crestar will have the largest deposit market
share in the Greater Washington area, and it will hold the number two position
Crestar is the largest bank headquartered in Virginia.
The Best Company does not appear to be living up to its name.
Best Products, which has a store in Roanoke, has stopped payments to its
An analyst that follows the company closely says this likely means the
company will file for bankruptcy for the second time in two years.
Best lost more than 95- million- dollars last year, the second- worst loss
in its history.
And the news gets worse for Best.
A Miami company that was interested in a buyout has taken withdrawn its
Roanoke police are charging two teenagers with a series of convenience store
The boys, ages 16 and 17, are charged with robbing the Turbo Food Mart last
month, as well as the Uni-Mart on South Jefferson Street, and the 7-11 on
In each case, the store was held up by two men wearing ski masks and
carrying a handgun.
Both juveniles are also facing charges of robbing the Chevron Express Market
on Orange Avenue last month.
And the 17-year-old is charged with an additional holdup, at the Snappy's
Food Mart on Liberty Road.
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A teen from Martinsiville is on her way to stardom in the music industry.
17- year- old Trisca Waller, a singer and songwriter, just signed a
four-album deal with Charm City Records of New York.
TRISCA WALLER: THEY CALL ME THE MILLION DOLLAR GIRL NOW-- THEY REALLY DON'T
ACT THAT MUCH DIFFERENT TOWARD ME. I MEAN, THEY TREAT ME THE SAME. I MEAN, I
JUST GOT A RECORD DEAL. ))
OUT Q=on the line
Trisca's manager says her youth is a big asset to her career.
IN Q=Right now young
((DERRICK HODGE/X-TRA LARGE ENTERTAINMENT: RIGHT NOW, YOUNG TEENAGERS IN THE
MUSIC BUSINESS IS HOT. AND THAT'S WHAT RECORD COMPANIES ARE LOOKING FOR--
YOUNG TALENT THEY CAN MOLD AND DO WHATEVER WITH. ))
SUPER=01-Derrick Hodge/X-tra Large Entertainment;
OUT Q=do whatever with
Trisca plans to finish high school and attend college while pursuing her
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Botetourt County officials have had success attracting new industries to
their county, but now their focus has changed.
The Business Services Initiative has been in place for a couple of months.
The program is made up of a set of old fashioned, door to door appointments
in which county officials find out the needs of EXISTING businesses.
The latest company to receive a visit-- communications shelter maker, V-F-P.
IN Q=We would
((JERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE WE WOULD HATE TO LOSE
SOMEBODY LIKE THIS. IF WE DID, THEN ALL OF THE EFFORTS WE PUT INTO RECRUITING
NEW INDUSTRY WOULD JUST BRING US BACK TO THE LEVEL WE WERE TO START WITH. ))
SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator;
OUT Q=start with
These types of meetings are taking place every week throughout the county.
Burgess believes the program will become permanent.
Stocks are trimming their early losses, but remain mostly lower.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 15 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at noon.
Two Harlem Globetrotters give Michael Jordan a run for his money.
in Monday night football, the Steel curtain is back--
Pittsburgh slammed the door on the Bills last night.
That and more when we continue.
MUSIC UP FULL
It was a big night for Jerome Bettis and the Pittsburgh Steelers as they
cruised by the Bills 24 to 6.
SUPER=03-Three Rivers Stadium;
Jim Kelly was intercepted FOUR times in the game, and the Bills offense
proved totally ineffective against the Steelers.
That set up one of Bettis' T.D.'s--he had two on the night, and rushed for 133
Late in the first half Kelly throws this one up and Carnell Lake picks it
off, returning it 47 yards for another Steeler score.
The Bills could only manage two field goals, and they lose to the Steelers,
24 to 6.
The wait is over for Paul Molitor!
Last night the Twins star became the 21st man in major league history to record
3000 career hits.
SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO/Twins vs. Royals; :00
Molitor began the night two hits shy of 3000, and he got busy in the first
inning by lacing this single to left field to give 2 thousand 9 hundred and 99
Then in fifth inning, the designated hitter would fight off an inside
fastball and muscle it to right center.
It drops between the two fielders and Molitor ends up at third with a triple.
The only other Twin to reach 3000 hits is Dave Winfield. Minnesota
loses the game 6 to 5.
GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports
The Twins star wasn't the only one breaking records yesterday.
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL; :00
In Orlando two members of the Harlem Globetrotters set a new record in the
guiness book, by making successful dunks with the basket set at 11 feet eight
Michael Wilson and Sean Williams each made the dunk. Wilson has a 56 inch
Monday night isn't usually a hot bed for girl's high school hoops, but a
couple of games dotted last night's schedule including a traditional rivalry as
Parry McCluer hosted Rockbridge Co.
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/Wildcats vs. Blues; :00
The Lady Blues were hoping to chalk up another win last night for first year
head coach Mark Melton.
But the Wildcats were ready for the challenge in the first half as Ashley
McLain plays the "D" by intercepting the pass and taking it in for two.
The Blues would answer that pressure with some string music as Lindsey
Coleman knocks down the three pointer.
SUPER=33-Parry McCluer/41/Rockbridge Co./28;
The Blues would manage to pull off the victory as Chy Clark passes down court
to Nicole Barger who gets the hoop as Parry McCluer beats Rockbridge County
In one other almost identical score last night Bath County upset Alleghany
41-to-27. Ironically, Bath lost to the Lady Mounties 81-to-53 just a couple of
A convicted drug dealer picked the wrong place to hide out from the law.
SUPER=03-Green Co., OH;
Micah Popp, also known as "Manny the Hippy" to faithful viewers of The Late
Show With David Letterman, will be making a trip to a Green County, Ohio
Courtroom today for a hearing.
He's charged with violating probation on a Marijuana trafficking conviction.
It seems Manny was recognized by his parole officer when he made an
appearance on the C-B-S talk show.