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Red, white and blue banners decked a Maryland arena for the glitziest most
star-studded inaugural event of the weekend.
Whoopi Goldberg, Candice Bergen and Michael Douglas hosted the gala that
featured performances by Babyfacce, Kenny G and Kenny Rogers.
President Clinton arrived at the black tie event by helicopter, and said the
performers were "uniquely American."
Liz Mullen joins us now from Washington with the latest.
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OUT Q=for the next century.
An ecstatic crowd greeted the first family.. at their final appearance
before inauguration day gets underway.
It was entertainment.. american style: Emigre Mikhail Baryshnikov dancing to
Gershwin, Gloria Estefan and Aretha Franklin and James Taylor.
Their duet.. a moving tribute to Martin Luther King.. on the eve of his
The gala capped a day filled with events.. both free and costly.. in which
tourists and politicos celebrated William Jefferson Clinton's second term.
PRESIDENT CLINTON: I HAVE RUN MY LAST RACE, BUT WE HAVE NOT DONE ALL THE
WORK WE NEED TO DO IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
When all is said and done, the inauguration and the accompanying festivities
will cost about 43 million dollars.. including nine million leftover from the
Going into his second term, the President is enjoying healthy optimism
nationwide.. 60 percent of Americans polled approve of the way the president
is handling his job.
66 percent of those polled are optimistic about the next four years.
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: TOMORROW WE DON'T JUST CELEBRATE, WE RENEW.
TOMORROW WE PREPARE THE NATION FOR THE NEXT CENTURY.
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President Clinton paused in the middle of his inaugural preparations to
remember Senator Paul Tsongas, who fought him for the 1992 presidential
During a speech at a Democratic National Committee luncheon, he asked
everyone to say a prayer of gratitude for the life of Senator Tsongas.
IN Q=my admiration for him
((PRESIDENT CLINTON; MY ADMIRATION FOR HIM AND FOR HIS SENSE OF COMMITTMENT TO
OUR FUTURE, TO THE INTEGRITY OF THE POLITICAL PROCESS, AND TO THE ULTIMATE
ABILITY OF AMERICA TO RENEW ITSELF, ONLY GREW WITH ALL OF OUR CONTACTS.))
OUT Q=of our contacts.
Tsongas died of pneumonia yesterday at age 55.
Ennis Cosby was buried today.
Bill Cosby's only son was laid to rest in a private ceremony on the family's
estate in Massachusetts.
CBS has cancelled 2 upcoming "Cosby" episodes on the subject of crime, and a
short tribute to Ennis Cosby will air after tomorrow night's show.
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Meanwhile investigators are looking into what they call a "possible
connection" to another crime.
The composite sketch of the suspect is similar to a sketch of a man who shot
and wounded a sheriff's deputy at Lake Tahoe last month.
Investigators are cautious about linking the two shootings.
IN Q=I think
((BRAD MARENGER/PLACER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE; I THINK THERE'S SOME
SIMILARITIES IN THE COMPOSITE AND THERE ARE ALSO SOME VERY OBVIOUS
DISSIMILARITIES IN THE COMPOSITE. SO AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME WE'RE NOT
PORTRAYING THAT AS A SOLID LEAD OR THAT THERE'S A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO.
SUPER=01-Brad Marenger/Placer Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
OUT Q="connection between the two
Investigators say they've been flooded with calls since they released the
sketches last night.
GRAPHIC=NEW CENTURY COUNCIL
The New Century Council is restructuring and some familiar faces will assume
The council has helped citizen volunteers develop a vision for the region.
As Denise Allen reports these changes will help turn the vision into a
IN Q=The New Century
SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/New Century Council Exec. Dir.; :13
SUPER=01-Tom Brock/Former Chairperson; :25
OUT Q=News 7
((The New Century Council is turning its attention from planning to
This shift in direction also includes phasing out full time employees,
including that of executive director Bev Fitzpatrick.
IN Q=we're doing more
((BEV FITZPATRICK/NEW CENTURY COUNCIL EXEC. DIR.: WE'RE GOING TO DO MORE WITH
LESS AND WE FEEL LIKE WITHOUT HAVING A FULL TIME STAFF WE MAY BE ABLE TO USE
SOME OF THAT FUNDING IN A MORE APPROPRIATE WAY AS WE CHANGE FROM VISIONING TO
OUT Q=visioning to implementation
((TOM BROCK/FORMER CHAIRPERSON: AND WHAT WE'RE REALLY GOING TO FOCUS ON IS
FUNDING SPECIFIC PROJECTS WE THINK ARE GOING TO HAVE A MAJOR REGIONAL
The New Century Council has decided to focus on six projects.
On the top of the list, regional commerce parks. Governments in the region
can earn money by investing in an industrial park in another locality.
Also on the list business and educational partnerships to train the work
Promoting tourism and the New River Valley's Technology Corridor are other
The council also plans to use the internet to get the word out that
southwest Virginia is open for business.
And the council plans to continue reinforcing the volunteer leadership
already in place.
But they say the commerce park is most important to the region's economic
IN Q=what this allows
((BROCK: WHAT THIS ALLOWS FOR US TO DO IS REALLY PROVIDE PRODUCT FOR THE
MARKETING ORGANIZATION IN THE REGION TO BE ABLE TO BRING NEW BUSINESS
PARTICULARLY MANUFACTURING INTO THE AREA.))
OUT Q=into the area
Fitzpatrick will still work with the New Century Council as a consultant.
Both he and Brock say these are long term projects which could benefit the
regions in the decades to come.
Denise Allen News 7.))
There are still some schools in our area that are closed or delayed due to
toss to list
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Still to come on our broadcast,
Clifton Forge is trying to determine its future status as a city or a town.
and Bedford County wants to use a popular lake for more than boating.
We'll give you the details in just a minute.
Well, some light snow showers are quickly making their way through the
Accumulations will be generally an inch or less--
As the weekend closes on a wintry note-- the work week will begin with
some warmer temperatures.
As for today's highs and lows...
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Clifton Forge officials are thinking about reverting the city to town
In fact, it's the number one priority on the city council's list right now.
As Jay Moore reports, this topic is nothing new for the city of only 45-
IN Q=For more than
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge; :00
SUPER=01-Dick Magnifico/Clifton Forge City Manager; :12
SUPER=01-Mac Campbell/Clifton Forge Mayor; :26
OUT Q=News 7, Clifton Forge.
(( For more than 10 years, there's been talk about whether Clifton Forge would
be better off on it's own or joining the county.
Like any other city, Clifton Forge faces rising costs and the need for
IN Q=We have a
((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MANAGER: WE HAVE A NUMBER OF NEW
BUSINESSES IN THE CITY ITSELF AND I THINK CLIFTON FORGE IS EMERGING AS A
LIVELIER COMMUNITY THAN IT HAS IN THE PAST.))
OUT Q=in the past.
But others feel that's not enough.
IN Q=Clifton Forge
((CAMPBELL: CLIFTON FORGE IS A VERY SMALL CITY WITH PRETTY TIGHT BOUNDARIES
AND NOT A LOT OF ROOM TO EXPAND SO OUR TAX BASE IS RELATIVELY FIXED. ))
OUT Q=is relatively fixed.
Campbell says the public has a misconception when it comes to turning to a
A town can still function as an independent entity and provide services.
The mayor says often there's a perception of loss of control.
IN Q=Quite honestly the
((CAMPBELL: QUITE HONESTLY THE FINANCIAL SITUATION OF CLIFTON FORGE WOULD
DICTATE THAT THERE'S NOT A LOT OF CONTROL ANYWAY BECAUSE YOU CAN ONLY DO WHAT
YOU CAN AFFORD TO PAY FOR.))
OUT Q=to pay for.
IN Q=This isn't the
((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME CLIFTON FORGE DISCUSSED GOING
TO A TOWN STATUS. IN 1993 AN ECONOMIST PREPARED A REPORT SHOWING ALL THE
OUT Q=all the advantages.
but city council nixed it before residents could get a chance to vote on it.
Some of those members still sit on today's council.
IN Q=I guess what's changed
((CAMPBELL: I GUESS WHAT'S CHANGED IS SOME OF THE INDIVIDUALS HAVE HAD TIME TO
SERVE ON THE CITY COUNCIL AND SEE THE DIRECTION THE CITY'S GOING.))
OUT Q=the city's going.
Both the city manager and mayor agree that residents need to take a look at
the BIG picture before making any decisions.
Voters will ultimately have the final say in a referendum.
Jay Moore, News 7, Clifton Forge.))
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Bedford County wants to solve its water problems by using a popular lake for
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Year;
As an alternative to dry wells and water that's trucked-in, the county wants
to build a high-tech water treatment plant at Smith Mountain Lake.
The county has been working on the plan for two years.
Officials estimate the cost of the plant at 750-thousand-dollars.
The county hopes to begin building the plant in the spring.
First, though, the county must get the approval of state agencies.
A fire scene is often a chaotic place...a building engulfed in flames,
firefighter rushing around trying to put the blaze out.
Now, in Lynchburg, those efforts are becoming more organized.
The Hill City's fire department is implementing a new strategy that will
govern the way its crews fight fires.
Mostly, the incident command plan helps organize the personnel on a fire
scene, taking some of the stress off the person in charge of the operation.
IN Q=What it does
((BATTALION CHIEF LES PUCKETT/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: WHAT IT DOES IT ACTUALLY
MAKES ASSIGNMENTS TO DIFFERENT ENGINE COMPANIES OR DIFFERENT UNITS ON THE
SCENE, SO THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHICH ASSIGNMENT THEY HAVE, WHICH JOB OR TASK THEY
HAVE TO SEE TO, AND IT LESSENS THE CONFUSION QUITE A BIT.))
SUPER=01-Les Puckett/Lynchburg Fire Dept.; :00
OUT Q=quite a bit.
Puckett was busy teaching the department's battalion chiefs the intricacies
of the incident command system this week.
It should take effect city- wide by February.
GRAPHIC=American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is making an urgent appeal for blood donations. in
There's a critical need for Type O blood-- the most common type.
The shortage is attributed to the usual holiday decline in donations--
combined with the continuing spread of flu in the region, and the recent winter
weather that forced the cancellation of several blood drives.
To be eligible to donate you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least
110 pounds, and be in reasonably good health.
You can donate every 56 days.
Our viewer mail this week focused on the woman who accused a candidate for
Virginia attorney general of sexual harassment.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
IN Q=Gil Davis is
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OUT Q=McKean, News-7.
(( Gil Davis is representing Paula Jones in her sexual harassment suit
against President Clinton, argued last week before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Davis is also Ramona Hines' attorney, in her lawsuit against a Martinsville
One viewer questioned our motives in airing Hines' videotape of Davis
talking to her about arranging a possible appearance in Playboy magazine.
"It was to be expected that the media would go after Gil Davis for daring to
challenge President Clinton. What was not expected was that News 7 would be
leading the charge. That your news operation would stoop this low in attempting
to help Clinton is unfortunate. Character assassination is something people
have come to expect from the national media. I had thought News 7 had a better
sense of fairness. To align yourself with the Clinton "whatever is necessary to
keep power" mentality does you no service."
Another viewer was more critical of HINES' motives.
"It appeared to me that the female involved in the above conversation was
teasing and flirting with Mr. Davis. At one point she seemed to encourage him
in the conversation by saying "What did I say"...I also heard her giggling in
the tape. So it has yet to be proven to me that this man is guilty of "immoral
conduct, etc.". Perhaps the motives of the female involved should be suspect.
Another question...why did she meet with him in a hotel room of her own free
If you have questions about our news coverage or issues in the news, please
get in touch with News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, VA 24022-0007
Faxes should be sent to 540-343-7269.
And if you'd like to send us a note by Email, the address is
Joe McKean, News-7.
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Stay with us, coming up next on the broadcast, an American balloonist
attempting to fly around the world falls short.
and we'll show you an obstacle that would distract even the best golfers.
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An American balloon pilot will fall short of his goal to fly around the
Steve Fossett is now expected to land somewhere in Bangladesh sometime
His ground crew says he doesn't have enough fuel to make it across the
Fossett left St. Louis on Monday with 700 gallons of propane, but he had to
burn extra fuel waiting for permission to cross Libya.
Laron Profit hit a three pointer at the buzzer as 11-th ranked Maryland
beat second ranked Wake forest 54 to 51 in the A-C-C.
SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/Wake vs Maryland; :
Dave Odom watches his team fall behind 27 to 8 with 6 minutes left in the
But the Demon Deacons made a run Ricky Peral hits the fade away jumper to
make it 27 to 10.
Then Tony Rutland keeps it outside for the three pointer and the lead was
cut to 29 to 16.
But the Terps would score the final basket and go in at the half leading
Wake by a score of 32 to 20.
Wake opened the second half with a 14 to nothing run Jerry Braswell out
side with the Jumper.
But Wake continued the rally here Tim Duncan hits the jump hook the Demon
Deacons took the lead by 2 early in the second half.
Then Maryland came back and took SUPER=33-Maryland/54/Wake Forest/51;the
lead but the Terps needed this Loran Profit Jumper at the Buzzer to Beat Wake
Forest 54 to 51.
Connecticut took top ranked Kansas to the wire before the Jayhawks pulled
out the 73 to 65 win.
SUPER=03-Storrs, CT/Kansas vs Connecticut; :
Kansas coach Roy Williams watches as his team comes back.
Paul Pierce pulls up and nails the three pointer and the Jayhawks trailed
23 to 21.
But the Huskies hit the boards hard in the first half getting several shots
here before Richard Hamilton gets it in the basket.
Kansas made a run in the second half Jerod Haase gets out on the break for
the layup to make it 37 to 34 Kansas.
The Jayhawks sealed the win late SUPER=33-Kansas/73/Connecticut/65/;in
the fourth quarter Billy Thomas with the three pointer and Kansas wins it 73 to
Houston's Hakeem Olajuwon scored 32 points and pulled in 16 rebounds as the
Rockets scored 19 of the last 21 points of the game to beat Chicago 102 to 86.
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/NBC SPORTS; :
The Rockets came out of the blocks hot thanks to some sweet shooting from
center Hakeem Olajuwon.
Chicago gets it out on he break Scotty Pippen receives the pass and gets
the slam as the Bulls trailed by three.
Houston dominated the inside on this play Kevin Willis goes in for the easy
hook shot to increase the Rocket lead.
It took Michael Jordan a few minutes to warm up but he hits this jumper
cutting the Rockets lead to three.
The game was close throughout the SUPER=33-Houston/102/Chicago/86/;
second half and Houston goes on to win the game by a score of 102 to 86.
The Philadelphia 76-ers lost their 12-th straight game in Indiana today.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/TBA; :
In the first half, Rick Smits drives to the hoop for the layup and two of
his 20 points.
Philly's Allen Iverson had a season high 37 points but the Pacers hold on
for the win. For that and all of today's scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0098-j/Providence/74//West Virginia/61///j/Lynchburg/98//Emory &
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, Joe Ruttman wins the first truck race of the season Michelle
McGann picks up a win on the L-P-G-A tour.
And John Cook takes home the money at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
John Cook rallied in today's final round and he beat fourth round leader
Mark Calcavecchia by a stroke in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, a 90 hole event
at four courses in Indian Wells, California.
SUPER=03-Indians Wells, CA/NBC SPORTS; :
Calcavecchia trailed Cook after 12 holes but he made this birdie putt at the
13-th hole to tie Cook at 31 under par.
But Cook took the lead at 17 and he finished with this birdie putt at 18
to win the tournament. Cook shot a 9 under par 63 for a five round total of
327, 33 under par.
Chip Sullivan had 16 pars and two bogeys today to finish in 50-th place at
12 under par. Sullivan is headed for the Pro Am later in the week in Phoenix.
SUPER=03-Lake Buena Vista, Fl/ESPN; :
On the L-P-G-A tour, Michelle McGann made a two and a half foot put for par
to beat Karrie Webb in a playoff at the HealthSouth Inaugural.
McGann shot a three under par 69 to tie Webb at 207.
The South beat the North 26 to 13 this afternoon in the Hula Bowl.
SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI/ESPN; :
Florida's Danny Wuerffel warming up before the game.
In the first quarter, Brad Otton goes the air and hits North Carolina
tight end Fred Jones the big guy takes it in from 53 yards out and the south
took the 10 to nothing lead.
The South iced the win in the SUPER=36-South/26/North/13/;fourth quarter
Archie Anderson takes the handoff and scores from 38 yards out and the South
beats the North 26 to 13.
An exciting finish to the first race of the Craftsman Truck series.
Joe Ruttman the winner of this afternoons Chevy Truck Challenge.
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/ESPN; :
Ridgeway's Jimmy Hensley had a good run today Hensley finished sixth in
the race in Truck number 43.
But on the final lap of the race Joe Ruttman hits leader Jack Sprague in
the rear, Sprague loses control of the truck spinning out as Ruttman went on
It happened in the corner of turn one and ruttman was able to cross the
finish line and win the race.
IN Q="He got me...
((JACK SPRAGUE/FINISHED 15-TH: ))
((JOE RUTTMAN/CHEVY TRUCK CHALLENGE WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Jack Sprague/Finished 15-TH; :
SUPER=01-Joe Ruttman/Chevy Truck Challenge Winner; :11
OUT Q=........BEEN ON."
Stacy Compton came from last place to finish 10-th in his first truck race.
The Women's Distance Medley Relay team at Virginia Tech set a new school
record yesterday in the first meet on the new indoor track at Rector Field
The Mondo 200 meter six lane indoor track was set up Friday on the start of
the Invitational track meet that ended yesterday.
The track is designed with varied banks to allow the fastest angle of run
which will improve times in most events.
Its only one of five in the United States and it can only help the track
programs at Tech.
IN Q="It's going
((RUSS WHITENACK/MEN'S TRACK COACH: ))
((LORI TAYLOR/WOMEN'S TRACK COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Russ Whitenack/Men's Track Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Lori Taylor/Women's Track Coach; :15
OUT Q=..........and field runners."
Forget the water hazards and sand traps... golfers at a course in New
Zealand had to play around the seal.
The large spotted fur seal came ashore and decided to take a stroll on the
Animal control officers finally netted the seal at a nearby garage and
They say he just took a wrong turn.
The seal was taken to a beach and released.