President Clinton began his second term today with his inauguration on the
steps of the Capitol.
It marked the last inauguration of the 20th century.
Virginia is getting plenty of representation at today's festivities.
Choirs from the College of William and Mary and Hampton University performed
BEFORE Mr. Clinton took the oath of office.
And mounted police patrols from Roanoke and Richmond will ride in today's
parade, along with Virginia Tech's Hightie-Tighties and J-M-U's marching band.
Dave Fehling is in Washington with the latest.
**********take from NEWSPATH***********
OUT Q=BACK TO YOU
((A COLD GRAY DAY COULD NOT DIMINISH THE PAGEANTRY OF WASHINGTON
TURNED OUT FOR THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION OF THE CENTURY.
THOUSANDS OF BUNDLED-UP WELL-WISHERS PACKED THE CAPITOL MALL AND
LINED PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE .
THEY CAME TO SEE THE PRESIDENT WHO IS NOW ENJOYING THE
HIGHEST APPROVAL RATINGS OF HIS TIME IN OFFICE..
(NATS - SWEARING IN)
THE SWEARING-IN IS ALL OF 35 WORDS...A SHORT PLEDGE FOR SUCH AN
WITH HIS INAUGURATION, PRESIDENT CLINTON BECOMES THE ONLY
DEMOCRAT SINCE F-D-R TO HAVE WON A SECOND TERM.
MISTER CLINTON TALKED ABOUT HIS SECOND TERM GOALS OF BALANCING THE
FEDERAL BUDGET, FURTHER REFORMING WELFARE, AND IMPROVING EDUCATION.))
Bill Cosby's T-V show will go on as scheduled tonight, with a special
tribute to the entertainer's murdered son.
Los Angeles police have been flooded with tips since releasing a sketch of
the murder suspect.
Ennis Cosby was buried yesterday in Massachusetts.
Meantime, Bill Cosby has challenged the tabloid press to put up some cash as
bait for information that could solve the killing.
The "National Enquirer" is taking up the challenge, offering 100-thousand
In West Virginia, a shocking case of child abuse.
A mother has been charged with neglect after her daughter was found
Police say the nine- year- old weighs only 12 pounds.
Twenty-five- year- old Wendy Smith and her 20- year- old boyfriend were
arrested over the weekend.
Smith's two younger children were found to be healthy but have since been
placed in protective custody.
The nine- year- old is hospitalized in critical condition.
F-B-I agents are taking over the
investigation of a pair of bombings at a Tulsa, Oklahoma abortion clinic.
Federal investigators want to know if there's any connection between
yesterday's explosions and two explosions last week at a Clinic in Atlanta.
No one was injured in yesterday's bomb attack and damage was minor.
The same clinic was fire-bombed on New Year's Day.
IN Q=IT'S HARD TO..
SUPER=01-Sherri Finik/Clinic Director;
OUT Q=COMMIT ACT OF VIOLENCE.
Wednesday is the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized
The approaching anniversary
has prompted fears of renewed violence against clinics.
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Some familiar faces will have new roles in the New Century Council
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.))
A Seattle area family is dead after a mudslide pushed their house off its
foundations and into Puget Sound.
Searchers found the bodies of Dwight and Jennifer Herren and their two young
boys, buried under eight feet of mud and debris in their basement.
Authorities say the family had been sleeping in the basement because they
were remodeling their home.
Three neighboring homes have since been evacuated.
An attempt to travel around the world by balloon ended early this morning
when American adventurer Steve Fossett landed his balloon in northern India.
His Chicago command center still cheered the landing because Fossett broke
the distance and endurance records.
"The Solo Spirit" was forced to land because it did not have enough fuel to
cross the Pacific.
Fossett burned up extra fuel waiting for Libya to give him clearance to fly
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The space shuttle Atlantis is on its own again.
It undocked from the Russian space station MIR late last night.
The shuttle left American Doctor Jerry Linenger onboard MIR where he'll
spend the next four and a half months.
Atlantis is expected to touchdown midweek.
Clifton Forge may become a town.
Right now, the transition from city to town is number one priority on the
city council's list.
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 officials are turning to a popular tourist and recreation
area for help with the county's water problems.
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.
The plant is estimated at 750-thousand-dollars.
Construction could begin in the spring.
But the county must first get the approval of state agencies.
A new strategy in Lynchburg may improve firefighting efforts.
The Hill City's fire department is implementing a new plan that will govern
the way its crews fight fires.
The Incident Command plan includes organizing the personnel on a fire scene,
taking some of the stress off the person in charge of the operation.
It should take effect city- wide in February.
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 has been busy teaching the department's battalion chiefs the
intricacies of the incident command system.
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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If you are on the go and spend little or no time in the bank, there's a no-
frills checking account out there for you.
Len Besthoff explains in this week's edition of Common Sense.
IN Q=For this
SUPER=01-Ty Smith/First Union Branch Manager; :14
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
IN Q=For this
((For this week's edition of Common Sense we have news about an interesting
account they offer at First Union. There's no minimum monthly balance, and you
have unlimited checkwriting privileges. Of course, there are a few catches,
and Ty Smith will tell you about Express Checking. ))
OUT Q=Express Checking.
SOT 14:18:03...cover part where he talks about teller...and most of second sot
IN Q=A lot of
((TY SMITH/FIRST UNION BRANCH MANAGER: A LOT OF TIMES FOR CUSTOMERS WHO ARE
JUST STARTING OUT, IT'S KIND OF HARD TO KEEP THAT 500 DOLLARS IN THERE THAT'S
NORMALLY ASSOCIATED WITH PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNTS. AND FOR THIS CHECKING
ACCOUNT, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN KEEP TWO DOLLARS IN THERE, ALL THAT WE ASK, IS IF
YOU DO, YOU DO EVERYTHING BY ATM, THAT'S IT. How many times are you allowed to
use a teller? SMITH: YOU ONLY GET TO USE THE TELLER ONE TIME PER STATEMENT
PERIOD, AFTER THAT, THERE'S AN EIGHT DOLLAR CHARGE.))
OUT Q=eight dollar charge.
IN Q=And now
((And now you also have to be doing this by direct deposit or not? SMITH:
WELL YOU DON'T, AS LONG AS, IF YOU HAVE A DIRECT DEPOSIT SET UP, THEN THERE'S
NO SERVICE CHARGES ON THE ACCOUNT. IF THERE IS NO DIRECT DEPOSIT SETUP, THEN
THERE'S A TWO- DOLLAR CHARGE. ))
OUT Q=two- dollar charge.
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.))
Chances are there are other places that offer similar accounts.
The best bet is to check with your bank.
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Laron Profit hit a three pointer at the buzzer as 11-th ranked Maryland beat
second ranked Wake forest 54 to 51.
SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/Wake vs. Maryland;
Ricky Peral hits the fade away jumper to make it 27 to 10.
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.
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.
TAPE#net (edit of BB97-4)
Connecticut took top ranked Kansas to the wire before the Jayhawks pulled
out the win.
SUPER=03-Storrs, CT/Kansas vs Connecticut; :
Paul Pierce pulls up and nails the three pointer and the Jayhawks trailed 23
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 makes 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 65.
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 yesterday 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 the
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 15TH:HE GOT ME LOOSE AND I SAVED IT THEN AND I THINK HE
HIT ME AGAIN, I'M NOT GOING TO SWEAR TO IT, BUT I'M ALMOST POSITIVE BECAUSE I
HAD IT SAVED AND I GOT KNOCKED AGAIN AND THAT'S THE ONE I DIDN'T APPRECIATE.))
((JOE RUTTMAN/CHEVY TRUCK CHALLENGE WINNER:BOB SPUN ME AS WELL, BUT I'M SURE HE
HATED TO LOSE AFTER RUNNING SUCH A GOOD RACE, BUT I HAVE IT WON SO HE'S GOT TO
-- HE'S GOT TO REALIZE THERE'S A LOT OF PAVEMENT HE COULD HAVE BEEN ON. ))
SUPER=01-Jack Sprague/Finished 15th; :
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.
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