The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over delaying a sexual harassment
suit against President Clinton.
And a Virginia Tech student is killed on campus over the weekend by a
suspected drunken driver.
Stay with us, News 7 at Noon is next.
More gunfire has erupted at the hostage site in Lima, Peru.
About a dozen gunshots were fired today inside the Japanese ambassador's
compound where rebels are holding 74 hostages.
The incident is the largest burst of gunfire since the guerrillas stormed
the compound in mid-December.
TAPE#net (edit of 96-105)
A drunken driving accident is being blamed for the death of a Virginia Tech
Police say 20- year- old Daniel Kelly of Maryland was walking down Southgate
Drive on Tech's campus with his girlfriend Saturday night when he was hit by a
Apparently Kelly's car had run out of gas near the intersection of Southgate
and U-S 4-60.
Police say the two walking with their backs to traffic when 47- year- old
Evelyn N. Williams struck them.
IN Q=THE WOMAN
((LARRY HINCKER/VA TECH UNIVERSITY RELATIONS: THE WOMAN, EVELYN WILLIAMS OF
BLACKSBURG, IS BEING CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.))
OUT Q=UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Kelly, a computer engineer major, had just returned to campus for the spring
Classes begin today.
His advisor says he was an excellent student.
IN Q=WE'VE GOT A
((WE'VE GOT A RATHER EXTENSIVE ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR ALL OF THE
STUDENTS. IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT THE STUDENTS HAD
BEEN DRINKING. IN THIS CASE IT WAS A TOWN RESIDENT USING A UNIVERSITY ROADWAY
TO TRAVEL ACROSS TOWN.))
SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Va. Tech University Relations;
OUT Q=TRAVEL ACROSS TOWN
Kelly was pronounced dead at Montgomery Regional Hospital shortly after the
His girlfriend was not seriously injured.
Her name is not being released.
Funeral services for Kelly will be held in Maryland.
The Newman Catholic Ministry is planning a memorial service on campus
sometime this week.
TAPE# 96-100; 96-94(GE)
Some possible layoffs are shaking up things at Salem's G-E plant.
Employees say layoffs are in the future.
This comes in the middle of a two week shutdown forced by a low production
Without the shutdown, G-E officials said they would have to lay off 100
people, but they also said they were still assessing their employment needs for
G-E Spokesman Mike Allee says the company has no announcement at this time.
However, he did confirm that there have been some discussions with the union
about the production workload.
And with the current workload situation, there is the possibility for
He said G-E is assessing the situation.
Union officials were not available for comment.
Just one week before his second term inauguration, President Clinton is
hoping to head off a major embarrassment.
The president is asking the Supreme
Court to delay a lawsuit that accuses him of sexually harassing Paula Jones in
Jim Steward has the story.
IN Q=Paula Corbin Jones
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR/October 25, 1994; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Stewart/Reporting; :30
SUPER=01-Gil Davis/Paula Jones' Attorney; :50 QUICK
SUPER=01-Herbert Miller/Former Pres. Nixon's Attorney; 1:08
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.
Paula Corbin Jones has been waiting two years to bring charges of sexual
misconduct against the president. Jones alleges then Governor Clinton
arranged for her to meet him in this Little Rock hotel in 1991 where he made
physical and verbal advances.
She filed suit in 1994..but the President wants it postponed, arguing he
can't do his job if he has to spend time fighting lawsuits.
Nothing exactly like this case has been seen before.
The issue for the Justices is whether a sitting President can be required to
defend himself against a lawsuit for alleged misconduct that occurred before he
became President? Or does Paula Jones have to wait four more years?
Jones' lawyers say the president should be treated like any other citizen.
DAVIS:ITS IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE. NO ONE IS
ABOVE OR BELOW THE LAW. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN THIS COUNTRY IS
NOT A KING. THE PRESIDENT IS ONE OF US.
But Herbert Miller, attorney for the late President Nixon, warns a civil
lawsuit could dominate a president's schedule.
MILLER:THE PRESIDENT MAY VERY WELL FEEL THAT HE HAD TO BE THERE IN ORDER TO
IMPRESS THE JURORS THAT HE WASN'T DISMISSING THIS MATTER LIGHTLY.
And since both sides have already walked away once from a settlement, its a
lawsuit that seems destined to be tried at some point. the only question for
the president now is..when?
Jim Stewart, CBS News, Washington.))
Citadel officials have scheduled
an afternoon news conference, one day after learning that two of their four
female cadets won't be returning.
Kim Messer and Jeanie Metavlos say
school officials broke a promise to protect them from abuse by male
((PAUL GIBSON/KIM MESSER'S LAWYER:THE CITADEL HAS TAKEN AN ADVISORAL POSITION
AGAINST BOTH OF THEM AND I THINK THIS GOES A LONG WAY TO CONVINCE AT LEAST MY
CLIENT THAT SHE IS NOT WELCOME. ))
SUPER=01-Paul Gibson/Kim Messer's Lawyer;
OUT Q=she is not welcome.
The women say the abuse included sexual harassment and having their clothes
set on fire.
Leaving along with Messer and Metavlos,-- Metavlos' brother Mike, a Citadel
He says under the current situation he'll take his final exams elsewhere.
GRAPHIC=plane crash beechcraft
The search for clues and human remains continues at the Michigan crash site
of Comair Flight 32-72.
SUPER=03-Monroe Co., MI/Yesterday;
The local medical examiner says it could be several days before all 29
victims are identified.
Yesterday, Federal investigators found signs of a possible engine problem.
They say three switches that shut off the right engine and activate fire
extinguisher were in the "on" position.
But investigators say they could have been flipped by the force of the
A Lynchburg man remains in serious condition after being shot during an
apparent robbery last night.
Eighteen- year- old Steven Spinner told police he was standing near the
intersection of Fourth and Federal Streets last night when he was approached by
The pair demanded Spinner's money. He refused and turned to walk away
That's when Spinner was shot in the back.
He's listed in serious condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
No arrests have been made.
The Space shuttle Atlantis is one day away from its rendezvous with the
Russian space station.
It's lift off yesterday morning was picture picture perfect.
Atlantis will be picking up astronaut John Blaha and dropping off astronaut
Jerry (LIH'nihn-jur) Linenger.
This will be the fifth time a shuttle has docked with MIR.
Atlantis returns to earth January 22nd.
The Better Beginnings Coalition wants to find the best way to help Roanoke's
So the organization is going to study why some children excel in even the
most adverse conditions.
The coalition plans to study the developmental assets of Roanoke's young
The goal is to find out what qualities help them effectively face the
challenges of life.
SOT teen preg tape 11:59:16
IN Q=BY SERVING
((CHERI HARTMAN/BETTER BEGINNINGS COALITION: BY SERVING THE YOUTH REGARDING
THEIR DEVELOPMENT ASSETS WE'LL GET A PICTURE OF WHERE OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS TO DO
A BETTER JOB OF MEETING THE NEEDS OF YOUTH.))
SUPER=01-Cheri Hartman/Better Beginnings Coalition;
OUT Q=NEEDS OF YOUTH
The study will be done by surveying Roanoke children.
The coalition plans to start its research in the spring.
The Better Beginnings Coalition is working with the West End Center.
The center is a neighborhood-based youth program which provides academic
support, recreation, nutrition and serves as a safe hangout for children.
Here's one more reason to quit smoking.
A British study concludes that smoking gives you wrinkles.
Researchers examing twins found those who smoked aged much faster than their
They think smoking makes the skin thinner and could also release an enzyme
that breaks down elasticity.
The cold weather was no help to firefighters as they battled a blaze in
Dublin last night.
((WE ARRIVED IT WAS FULLY ARRIVED ON THE SCENE OF 220 BANKS AVENUE, THE
FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO KNOCK IT DOWN PRETTY QUICK, BUT IT DID EXTENSIVE
DAMAGE INSIDE. ))
SUPER=01-Robbie Cecil/Dublin Fire Chief;
OUT Q=EXTENSIVE DAMAGE
Fire crews arrived at the scene shortly before 11 o'clock.
All of the residents in the house escape without injury.
There's no word yet on what caused the fire.
Investigators were back at the scene this morning.
Shawsville state Senator Madison Marye (ma-REE) may be fighting a losing
battle, but that is NOT stopping him.
Marye is fighting hard for more money for Pulaski's Governor's School
SOT FRED TAPE 10:20:46
IN Q=It has
((SEN. MADISON MARYE: IT HAS SERIOUS STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS. AND IF YOU KNOW
THAT OLD SONG ABOUT "IN THE PINES, IN THE PINES, WHERE THE SUN NEVER SHINES.
AND YOU SHIVER WHEN THE COLD WINDS BLOW. WELL THAT'S WHAT GOES ON IN THE
GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL IN PULASKI.))
OUT Q=in Pulaski.
The state Board of Education furthered angered Marye by recommending 1-point
3 million dollars be used to start a new Governor's School in Fredericksburg.
It would serve localities in the state's prosperous so- called "golden
SOT fred tape 10:19:49
IN Q=The oval
((SEN. MADISON MARYE: THE OVAL CRESCENT WILL RAKE IN THE BACON. AND THE
PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WILL CHEW ON THE RIND.))
FRED TAPE 10:27:13
SEN. EDD HOUCK: FREDERICKSBURG IS PART OF THE FERTILE CRESCENT. BUT THERE'S
PARTS OF THAT CRESCENT THAT ARE A LITTLE MORE RIPE AND FERTILE THAN OTHERS.
SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Spotsylvania; :12
OUT Q=than others.
Senators agreed they'd work hard to find the 200- thousand dollars Marye
wants for Pulaski's school.
The lower temperatures mean snowmaking at area ski resorts is going strong.
SUPER=03-Pocahontas Co., WV;
Resorts like Snowshoe in Pocahontas County are rebounding rapidly from
recent warm temperatures.
IN Q=We're producing
((WE'RE PRODUCING 1800 TONS OF SNOW AN HOUR AS TEMPERATURES PERMIT. WE'VE BEEN
MAKING SNOW SINCE SUNDAY NIGHT AROUND THE CLOCK. ))
SUPER=01-Ed Galford/Snowshoe Mountain Manager;
OUT Q=around the clock
That's enough snow to cover one football field with a foot of snow every
Crews are trying to make up for lost time and melted snow.
It was just two weeks ago when warm temperatures forced many area resorts to
Many resorts in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic states have to rely on
man-made snow to stay open.
An arctic blast has pushed the temperatures down into the teens in
The freezing weather is expected to put stress on area homeless shelters.
During the most recent snow storm most of these beds at the rescue mission
The mission expects the shelter to fill up on cold winter nights.
But Joy Sylvester-Johnson says it's the cold and flu season that puts the
most stress on the mission.
IN Q=FOR PEOPLE
((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION: FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT JUST CHRONICALLY
HOMELESS, BUT ARE HERE JUST TEMPORARILY BECAUSE SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED TO MAKE
THEM LOSE THEIR HOMES USUALLY WE HAVE THOSE PEOPLE OUT THERE LOOKING FOR
HOUSING BY DAY ONE OR TWO, BUT IF THEY COME IN SICK IT MAY BE DAY THREE OR
SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Rescue Mission;
OUT Q=THREE OR FOUR
WIPE WIPE WIPE
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
During the winter months traveling can become difficult for almost anyone.
And when bad weather strikes-- you should be prepared for the worst.
Hazardous road conditions can cause even the most experienced driver to lose
Accidents and breakdowns may leave you stranded.
Triple-A says there are precautions you should take.
IN Q=a lot of
((JOYCE BRADFORD/AAA MANAGER: A LOT OF THE THINGS THEY SHOULD HAVE ARE A FIRST
AIDE KIT, BLANKET, A GAS CAN, FLARES, A FLASHLIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Joyce Bradford/AAA Manager;
OUT Q=A FLASHLIGHT
Bradford also says these cold snaps prompt the most emergency calls to
That's when cars don't start so she suggests check your car battery before
SUPER=300-27/42/W 8mph/30.41f/70/1960/ 1/1977;
SUPER=330-Clear &/Very Cold/12-16/Sunny/& Cold/36-40;
SUPER=331-Clear &/Very Cold/16-20/Mostly Sunny/& Cold/38-42;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/Quite Cold/6-10/Mostly Sunny/Still Cold/32-36;
SUPER=333-Clear &/Bitter Cold/10-14/Mostly Sunny/& Cold/34-38;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Bitter Cold/4-8/Mostly Sunny/Still Cold/26-30;
If you're thinking of buying a home then you'll be looking at mortgages.
Len Besthoff looks into them in this week's edition of Common Sense.
IN Q=For this week's
SUPER=@Len1; (screen left):07
SUPER=01-Phyllis Karavatakis/Patrick Henry National Bank; :15
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
SOT PATRICK HENRY #2 TOT 13:48:26
IN Q=For this week's edition of Common Sense
((For this week's edition of Common Sense, we're visiting Martinsville, the
Patrick Henry National Bank to be specific, and Phyllis Karavatakis, the
managing officer here. She's gonna talk about how fixed rate mortgages are
becoming increasingly popular.))
SOT PATRICK HENRY #2 TOT 13:35:24 PLEASE COVER A GOOD PORTION OF THIS WITH
HOUSES FROM TAPE MARKED "HOUSES"
IN Q=Well right
(( PHYLLIS KARAVATAKIS/PATRICK HENRY NATIONAL BANK: WELL RIGHT NOW THE FIXED
RATE MORTGAGES ARE RUNNING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF A THIRTY YEAR MORTGAGE ABOUT
EIGHT PERCENT AND A FIFTEEN YEAR MORTGAGE AROUND 15 PERCENT, WHERE THE
ADJUSTABLES ARE FIVE- AND- SEVEN- EIGHTHS- PERCENT. SO THERE'S SUCH A LITTLE
MARGIN OR GAP BETWEEN THOSE TWO NUMBERS THAT MOST CUSTOMERS ARE GOING TO GO
AHEAD WITH THE FIXED RATE, KNOWING THAT THE ADJUSTABLE RATES, WITH THEIR MOVES
OVER THE 15 TO 30 YEARS, COULD VERY WELL EXCEED THE FIXED RATES. YOU USUALLY
WILL SEE A MOVE IN THE ADJUSTABLES WHEN THE FIXED RATE MARKET IS NINE PERCENT
OR GREATER. ))
OUT Q=or greater.
SOT FROM PATRICK HENRY #2 TOT 13:49:07
IN Q=I'm Len Besthoff
((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back
to the newsdesk.))
After an exhaustive search Virginia Military Institute has found its 27th
head football coach.
Steve Mason spoke with him today.
SUPER=01-Ted Cain/New VMI Head Football Coach; :20
SUPER=01-Davis Babb/VMI Athletic Director; :30
OUT Q=in the studio. Pat?
TAPE#net (edit of FB96-3)
For the first time in 29 years, the Green Bay Packers are headed to the
SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/FOX Sports;
Carolina's Sam Mills picks up a Brett Favre pass.
Several plays later Kerry Collins hits a wide open Howard Griffith and the
Panthers took the quick 7 to nothing lead.
Early in the second quarter Favre hooks up with Dorsey Levens on this 29
yard touchdown pass and the game was tied at 7.
Green Bay trailed 10 to 7 when Favre goes to the air again. This time he
hits former Tech star Antonio Freeman on this 6 yard T-D pass to make it 14 to
The teams traded field goals in the SUPER=30-Green
Bay/30/Carolina/13/;third then Favre hands off to Edgar Bennett who scores
from the four yard line and the Packers beat the Panthers 30 to 13.
IN Q="You Can't
((KERRY COLLINS/PANTHER QUARTERBACK: YOU CAN'T HELP BUT LOOK AT THE POSITIVE
PARTS OF THIS TEAM, AND THIS SEASON AND THE DIRECTION THAT WE ARE GOING. SO
I'M DISAPPOINTED, BUT I'M EXCITED ABOUT OUR FUTURE. ))
((DORSEY LEVENS/ONE TOUCHDOWN: LOT OF EMOTION, LOT OF TEARS, BUT OUR MIND HAS
BEEN SET ALL YEAR, AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE SAID WAS GOT FOUR QUARTERS BEFORE
WE CAN PUT THAT RING ON OUR FINGER. ))
SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/Panther Quarterback; :00
SUPER=01-Dorsey Levens/One Touchdown; :11
OUT Q=.....on our fingers."
TAPE#net (edit of S6-22)
The Packers will play the New England Patriots. New England's defense held
Jacksonville without a touchdown in a 20 to 6 win in the A-F-C championship
SUPER=03-Foxboro, MA/NBC Sports;
After a bobbled punt attempt, New England's Curtis Martin scored from the
one yard line and the Patriots took the 7 to nothing lead.
The Patriots scored on this Adam Vinatieri 29 yard field goal in the second
quarter and led the game 13 to 3 at the half.
It was a rough second half but the Patriot defense was solid. On this play
Otis Smith picks up a fumble and he returns it 47 yards for the score late in
the fourth quarter and the Patriots win it 20 to 6.
IN Q="A lot
((CURTIS MARTIN/ONE TOUCHDOWN: ))
SUPER=01-Curtis Martin/One Touchdown; :
OUT Q=.......did today."
Legend has it that cats have nine lives, but even so, One Ohio kitten is
pushing her luck.
VO-NAT 04:51:49, 05:36:00, 06:27:15
SUPER=03-Fairfield Co., OH;
Linda Bowers found the cat sitting on the engine of her car when she opened
She had driven 100 miles with the kitten inside.
It was apparently looking for a warm place to escape the bitter cold.