Israeli security forces are on alert now that crews have broken ground for a
new Jewish settlement in Arab East Jerusalem.
In Lynchburg a six- year- old boy is accidentally shot by his five- year- old
Showers are likely through this afternoon and overnight, with cloudy and
much cooler conditions prevailing the rest of this week. I'll have those
details, as well as a look at N-I-T action.
The news is next.
In Lynchburg, a game between two brothers turns deadly.
Police say a five- year- old and six- year- old were playing with a pistol
Sunday morning when it went off, striking the older boy.
The child died at Lynchburg General Hospital.
IN Q=It's an unfortunate
((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE TRAGEDY AND IT'S
AN EXAMPLE OF WHY PEOPLE SHOULD BE SECURING THEIR GUNS. IF THEY NEED TO KEEP
THEM UNLOADED OR IN A LOCK BOX OR WHATEVER, WHEN YOU HAVE JUVENILES AROUND,
THEY HAVE TO BE KEPT IN A SECURED AREA WHERE THEY'RE NOT ACCESSIBLE TO THEM.))
SUPER=01-Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
OUT Q=accessible to them.
The names of those involved have not been released.
Police have "not" said whether the parents will face charges.
After a half season suspension Virginia Tech football player Angelo
Harrison can now return to the team.
His suspension was a result of a felony charge stemming from a campus brawl.
Harrison was found NOT guilty of hitting Hilliard Sumner with a cane,
breaking the track athlete's collarbone.
Sumner identified Harrison as his attacker.
But Harrison denied the charge.
((DID YOU EVER TOUCH THE CANE?
ANGELO HARRISON: NOT AT ALL.
DID YOU EVER HIT HILLIARD SUMNER WITH THE CANE?
HARRISON: NO SIR, I DIDN'T.
HOW CLOSE DID YOU GET TO HILLIARD SUMNER?
HARRISON: ABOUT 15 TO 20 FEET. ))
SUPER=01-Angelo Harrison/Virginia Tech Wide Receiver;
OUT Q=15 to 20 feet.
Several other witnesses recalled seeing Harrison at the scene, but NOT
holding the cane.
Despite the acquittal, Harrison's lawyer says he's still paid a price for
being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
((MARC LONG/HARRISON'S LAWYER: AND IT'S UNFORTUNATE. I MEAN HE'S A LOSER IN
THIS TOO BECAUSE HE MISSED THE BIGGEST GAMES OF THE YEAR LAST YEAR OVER THIS.
BUT HE UNDERSTANDS WHY THAT HAPPENED.))
SUPER=01-Marc Long/Harrison's Lawyer;
OUT Q=why that happened.
Long says the lesson for all college athletes is to walk away from similar
situations in the future.
One of the Roanoke Valley's most prominent business leaders has died.
George Cartledge Senior, one of the partners in Grand Piano and Furniture,
passed away Sunday night.
After buying Grand with two partners in 19-45, he built the chain into a
home furnishings powerhouse in the southeast.
Cartledge was also active in numerous community and charity efforts.
Cartledge was 87.
The controversy over fundraising techniques used by the Democratic party has
claimed its first victim.
Former National Security adviser Anthony Lake has withdrawn his name to head
The White House says President Clinton will move quickly to name a new
Bill Plante files this report.
SUPER=03-Washington DC/File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Richard Shelby/(R) Intelligence Chairman; 1:08
SUPER=01-Bill Plante/Reporting; 1:19
OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.
Early monday evening, former national security adviser anthony lake asked
president clinton to withdraw his name from consideration as director of the
Lake's three-page letter was candid and impassioned. in it, he said
"WASHINGTON HAS GONE HAYWIRE."
Lake claimed that he had "sufficient votes for confirmation" - but - that he
believed the "process... (is) faced by endless delay." and he had simply "LOST
Lake's nomination had been a struggle from the beginning. but he appeared to
have weathered storms over his investments and a flap over what he knew or
didn't know about the Chinese trying to influence American elections. Then
this report in Monday's wall street journal - questioned what Lake knew about
a lebanese-american oil financier that had donated over $150,000 dollars to the
Democratic party and who had been invited to the White House - despite the fact
that lake's deputy turned down an initial request for the oilman to meet the
The white house admits it was in error, and says lake was never told.
but the chairman of the senate intelligence committee saw it as one more sign
that lake wasn't up to the job.
SEN. RICHARD SHELBY, R- INTELLIGENCE CHMN:THE QUESTION IS 'IS HE THE RIGHT
PERSON FOR THIS JOB' IT'S BECOMING MORE AND MORE QUESTIONABLE EACH DAY.
Lake decided that his confirmation was likely to be an interminable process,
wrenching for him and his staff, and so pulled the plug.
Mr. Clinton's aides
say that he would have been willing to fight - but will accept lake's
Bill Plante, CBS News, the White House..))
Security is tight across Israel today as the bulldozers break ground on a
new Jewish housing complex.
The planned housing site is in Arab east Jerusalem.
Palestinians are camped at the site promising to stop construction.
They want permits so they can build too.
(( BADER:WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS NOW AND NOTHING HAS
OCCURRED, NOTHING HAS OCCURRED. ))
SUPER=01-Abdul-Ghaffar Bader/Palestinian Teacher;
OUT Q=nothing has occurred.
Meantime, the son of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin met with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat this morning.
Yuval Rabin is a peace activist and is appealing for calm, despite the
Jury selection in the Oklahoma City bombing trial goes on as scheduled March
31st in Denver.
Yesterday, the trial judge denied a
defense request to delay or move the trial.
Lawyers for Timothy McVeigh said they feared recent newspaper and magazine
articles that suggest McVeigh confessed to the bombing tainted the jury pool.
According to published reports, the New York woman who was raped while in
a coma, and later gave birth, has died.
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports the 30- year- old woman,
known only as Kathy, died a few days ago.
John Horace was convicted of raping the woman at the Westfall Health Care
Center in 19-95.
He is scheduled to be sentenced in two weeks.
The woman's family is raising the child, who turned one- year- old this
Danville National Guard members stationed in Bosnia are beginning to adjust
to their new environment and role as peacekeepers.
The unit arrived in Bosnia in early March after nearly a month of extensive
training in places like Georgia and Germany.
The 46 member unit coordinates and plans artillery support for other
Last week, the men officially took over their duties from a group out of
The change over was marked by a special ceremony.
IN Q=I expect
((CHAD AKERS/NATIONAL GUARDSMAN:I EXPECT THERE'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE SOME
CONFLICT WITH THE PEOPLE MOVING BACK INTO THE AREA BUT IT'S NOTHING WE CAN'T
HANDLE, THOUGH. ))
SUPER=01-Chad Akers/National Guardsman; :00
OUT Q=can't handle though.
The National Guardsman are expected to remain in Bosnia for another seven
Tonight at six, we'll continue our look at the unit's role in Bosnia.
Rescuers have recovered the body of an elderly man who jumped off the
Peppers Ferry bridge in Fairlawn.
Eighty-one- year- old James Marshall Neese of Pulaski plunged into the New
River last Thursday.
Rescue crews searched for Neese's body throughout weekend.
They found it yesterday in the McCoy area.
Investigators are calling the death a suicide.
Proof is what attorneys for at least one of the ten men indicted in a
Roanoke racketeering and arson scheme are demanding.
An attorney for Rod (AH-bed) Abed said: "the government has made lurid
Abed and others are charged with setting eight fires- -one of them with
"And yet when pressed to back up their accusations," says Attorney David
Damico, the government "appears unwilling to produce even minimal proof."
Canadian businessman (Ah-MOD The-ab) Ahmad Thiab says flat out: the
government does NOT have a case against him.
IN Q=I'm here
((I'M HERE TO PROVE MY INNOCENCE. I CAME BY MYSELF, AND I'M HERE TO COOPERATE
IN ANY WAY THEY WANT ME TO COOPERATE. AND I HAVE NO KNOW KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE
FIRE. MY PARTNER HAS NO KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE FIRE. WE DON'T KNOW WHO DID IT.))
OUT Q=who did it.
The government says Thiab and his partner hired the Abeds to set their
restaurant on fire, because it was losing money.
An order for two new fire trucks is going out, despite objections from
IN Q=We've been told
((JOE NASH/WASENA RESIDENT: WE'VE BEEN TOLD ))
SUPER=01-Joe Nash/Wasena Resident;
OUT Q=see that remain.
Most of the speakers at the afternoon meeting opposed the plan to buy two
They're multi-purpose vehicles that combine the functions of a pumper with
an aerial ladder truck.
The firefighters association says the quints are part of a plan to cut
manpower and close stations, but fire officials say they are simply buying
better equipment with more capabilities.
IN Q=I was disappointed
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I WAS DISAPPOINTED IN THE CAMPAIGN OF FEAR OVER
THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS WHICH GOT SOME OF OUR CITIZENS UPSET. I DID NOT SHARE IN
OUT Q=did not share in that.
Fire fighters say they will work with the new equipment, but the vote does
not end the controversy.
Fire fighters promise more questions about the ongoing reorganization of
TAPE#net (edit of 97-17)
Cave Spring High School could soon be sharing its football field with a new
Roanoke County high school.
That's the recommendation of a Blue Ribbon Committee.
The committee was formed to develop a comprehensive plan for the county
after last year's failed 37 million dollar referendum.
Last night it recommended a new high school be built along route 220.
IN Q=IT WAS
((IT WAS PRESENTED WITH SUCH EMOTION, YOU HAD TO BE HERE TO APPRECIATE THAT.
THESE PEOPLE DID A HECK OF A JOB-- THEY ARE TO BE COMMENDED FOR THAT. NOW THE
RUBBER NEEDS TO MEET THE ROAD. LET'S SET ABOUT HOW WE CAN PAY FOR IT. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Roanoke Co. Supervisors Chairman;
OUT Q=FOR IT
The plan also includes a new elementary school in the Bonsack area, as well
as renovations to all schools in Roanoke County except William Byrd High
TAPE#net (edit of 97-2)
As of July, members of drug gangs will be tried together in Virginia.
Governor Allen signed the bill making it a capital offense to murder or
order a murder during a drug crime.
He signed the bill in the neighborhood where the so-called Poison Clan
operated in 19-94.
IN Q=They killed
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THEY KILLED A YOUNG MAN HERE WHO REFUSED TO HELP THEM
SELL CRACK COCAINE. THE POISON GANG ALSO KILLED TWO OF HIS FRIENDS AND WOUNDED
A FOURTH. WE'RE DETERMINED THAT THESE VICIOUS MURDERERS WILL BE BROUGHT TO
OUT Q=to justice.
The Governor says the Poison Clan killings are being tried now in federal
courts, in part because state laws made the prosecution too difficult.
Westvaco is off the hook for a river clean up project, as long as they take
up a better one.
The Department of Environmental Quality released a copy of a consent order
yesterday that would cancel Westvaco's obligation to build a 30 million dollar
discharge cooling system this year.
Instead, the company will spend 150 million over the next three to four
years on several pollution control projects.
A representative of a Virginia environmental group gave the agreement
((BILL TANGER/FRIENDS OF THE RIVERS OF VIRGINIA; CLEARLY WESTVACO IS NOT AFRAID
TO THROW SOME MONEY AT THE PROBLEM, AND I THINK, ON THE SURFACE ANYWAY, IT'S A
BETTER PROJECT, LONG TERM, THAN WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY PROPOSED. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Tanger/Friends of the Rivers of Virginia;
OUT Q=was originally proposed
The consent order will be sent to the state water control board for approval
The pollution control project would also pave the way for a possible
expansion of Westvaco's pulp production capacity.
Nearly 300 Roanoke residents visit homeless shelters every day.
Many others end up sleeping outdoors, or in vacant buildings.
But a new team hopes to change all that.
City officials and members of Roanoke Area Ministries today introduced the
newly formed Homeless Assistance Team, or HAT.
HAT members will locate homeless people, feed them, and provide short- term
The new program is being financed by a three- year, 400- thousand dollar
SUPER=330-Rain/Likely/40-44/Cloudy with/Morning Rain/43-47;
SUPER=331-Rain/Likely/40-44/Cloudy with/Morning Rain/44-48;
SUPER=332-Rain/Heavy at Times/40-44/Showers/Likely/42-46;
SUPER=333-Rain/Likely/36-40/Cloudy with/Morning Rain/40-44;
SUPER=334-Rain/Heavy at Times/38-42/Rain or/Snow Showers/38-42;
TAPE#net (edit of 97-11)
Norfolk Southern and C-S-X chief executives were in Pennsylvania's state
Governor Tom Ridge wanted to make known his concerns about the Virginia
railroads' plans to carve up Conrail.
SOT Governor's feed 15:18:21
IN Q=There is
((TOM RIDGE/PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR: THERE IS AN APPROVAL PROCESS DOWN THE ROAD
THAT I THINK WOULD BE IN EVERYBODY'S BEST INTEREST...PARTICULARLY NORFOLK
SOUTHERN'S AND CSX, TO HAVE THE MAYOR AND THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION AND THE
GOVERNOR VERY MUCH IN SUPPORT OF THE PROCESS.))
SUPER=01-Tom Ridge/Pennsylvania Governor;
OUT Q=that process.
The governor's office says that following the meeting, the executives from
N-S and C-S-X were shuttled off to another meeting with Congressman Bud
(SHOE-sterr) Shuster of Altoona.
Altoona has a Conrail hopper repair facility very similar to one in Roanoke.
So far, N-S has not stated if it is acquiring that facility.
The Roanoke Express is in Tidewater resting up for tonight's East division
game with Hampton Roads.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 4; :00
Last night the team waived goaltender Sylvain Careau.
The former Pensacola netminder was signed on March 4th and brought into camp
to back up Dave Gagnon and his banged up knee, but his playing time was limited
to a period against Richmond last Monday night.
In his place the Express has picked up Matt Carmichael, who played major
junior hockey in Ontario.
He practiced will likely be in uniform tonight when the team skates against
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The second round of the N.I.T. began play last night at on-campus sites.
And one of those was on Tobacco Road in Raleigh as N.C. State hosted West
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/ESPN; :00
West Virginia led by one at halftime, and then went up by as many as 11 in
the second half thanks to plays like this one from Jared West.
State's Ishua Benjamin strokes the three pointer to put State within four
State had a shot to send the game into overtime with a SUPER=33-West
three, but Benjamin's shot bounces off and West Virginia escapes with the
TAPE#net (edit of S6-28)
Florida State was working hard to keep the A-C-C alive in the N-I-T, against
SUPER=03-Tallhassee, FL/Michigan St. vs. FSU; :00
The Seminoles were trying to advance to the N-I-T's sweet 16.
Trailing at the half, they come back to get the 68-to-63 win thanks to
Randall Jackson,who scored a SUPER=33-Michigan St/63/Florida St./68;
team high 16 points.
F-S-U advances to meet West Virginia.
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On the N-F-L front, Elvis Grbac officially left the 49ers yesterday and
signed a five-year deal with Kansas City Chiefs.
The former Michigan standout is the
SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO; :00
third straight former 49'er, to take over the Chiefs. He follows in the
footsteps of Joe Montana and Steve Bono.
IN Q="I understand what...
((ELVIS GRBAC/SIGNS WITH CHIEFS:))
SUPER=01-Elvis Grbac/Signs With Chiefs; :00
OUT Q=...I came here."
Grbac is expected to be Chiefs starter when training camp opens this Summer.
If you've ever been afraid to get a dog, for fear it would terrorize your
other pets a California Humane Society has the answer.
SUPER=03-Pasadena, CA; :00
Workers conduct the "Maggie" test by bringing dogs one a time to interact
with Maggie the cat. If they two get along, the dog can be adopted by a family
that already owns a cat.
And even a pot bellied pig was brought in for a real hair-raising "Maggie"
Maggie, herself, was rescued by the Pasadena Humane Society.