The Supreme Court makes a ruling on
the delay of President Clinton's sexual harrassment lawsuit filed by Paula
And a daring rescue from a Bath County cave saves the life of a woman.
Lingering clouds and more cool weather today--
Temperatures hanging back in the 60s for highs.
Meanwhile, some sunshine returns to the forecast for the next couple of
A high court blow today for President Clinton.
The Supreme Court has denied his request to delay a sexual harassment
lawsuit until he leaves office.
The justices ruled that the President's office offers Mr. Clinton NO
protection from the lawsuit by Paula Jones.
The former Arkansas state worker is accusing Mr. Clinton of asking her for
oral sex in a Little Rock hotel room in 19-91, while he was still governor.
The President denies the claim.
Rescue crews worked late into the night to free a woman from a Bath County
Sheryl Valone WAS conscious as crews pulled her to safety.
And Officials report she's doing well today.
Joe Dashiell has more.
IN Q=The cavers called in help
SUPER=03-Bath Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Wentworth/Friend of Injured Caver; :08
SUPER=01-Kirk Shaffier/Hot Springs Rescue Captain; :27
OUT Q=JD News 7 Bath County
((The cavers called in help late Monday afternoon, after Sheryl Valone
slipped and fell about 75 yards inside Clark's Cave.
The rescuers had to negotiate challenging terrain inside the cave, and then
haul the victim up a steep hillside to a waiting ambulance.
More than 50 rescue squad volunteers, and others trained in cave rescue
labored for hours... and shortly before midnight Valone was out of Clark's cave
and on her way to the hospital.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Bath County))
The driver of a tractor trailer that crashed this morning in Halifax County
may have fallen asleep.
Twenty-four- year- old Jamaine Anthony Boyd was flown to Duke shortly after
It happened on Route 58- between Danville and Turbeville (Ter-Buh-ville)
around nine this morning.
State police are still investigating, but say it appears Boyd may have
fallen asleep because there were no skid marks.
IN Q=I was
((R. L. HODGES/VA. STATE POLICE: ))
SUPER=01-R. L. Hodges/Virginia State Police; :00
OUT Q=at this time.
Boyd's condition has not been released.
Traffic along route 58- is still moving slowly.
It's a day that will go down in the history books.
Russia, once considered an enemy of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization,
today joined the ranks of NATO.
Bill Plante has more.
SUPER=01-Boris Yeltsin/Russian President;
OUT Q=CBS NEWS PARIS.
(( THE LEADERS OF THE NATO ALLIANCE INCLUDING PRESIDENT CLINTON GATHERED HERE
IN PARIS ON THIS BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY TO WELCOME BORIS YELTSIN INTO THE CLUB.
NOT ALL THE WAY IN- JUST ENOUGH TO SOOTHE HIS CONCERNS ABOUT NATO'S PLANNED
BUT IT WAS YELTSIN WHO STOLE THE SHOW - WITH A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT
RUSSIA'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
"Everything that is aimed at countries present here, all of those weapons, are
going to have their warheads removed."
THAT CAUGHT EVERYONE OFF GUARD, INCLUDING NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SAMUEL
BERGER - WHO SAID HE'D HAVE TO FIND OUT WHAT YELTSIN MEANT.
YELTSIN'S REMARKS CAME AFTER HE AND NATO LEADERS SIGNED THE NEW SECURITY
AGREEMENT - WHICH YELTSIN DID WITH COMIC RELUCTANCE.
IT GIVES RUSSIA A VOICE,
BUT NOT A VETO IN NATO AFFAIRS - AND PAVES THE WAY FOR NATO TO INVITE
FORMER SOVIET SATELLITE STATES TO JOIN - SOMETHING YELTSIN EARLIER ADMITTED
STILL UPSETS RUSSIANS
"Russia still views negatively the expansion plans of nato.."
PRESIDENT CLINTON ACKNOWLEDGED THAT TO SOME, THE NEW AGREEMENT LOOKS LIKE THE
WEST STILL ON THE OFFENSIVE...
CLINTON:"Especially in Nato's decision to open its doors to central
europe's new democracies.. they see a Europe still divided - only differently
but I ask them to look again. "
CRITICS AT HOME AREN'T ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT NATO EXPANSION-- THEY POINT OUT
IT EXTENDS THE U.S. DEFENSE COMMITTMENT AND IT WILL COST MONEY. IT MUST STILL
BE APPROVED BY A 2/3 MAJORITY VOTE IN THE SENATE. MEANWHILE U.S. OFFICIALS
STILL ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT YELTSIN MEANT WHEN HE SAID HE
REMOVED HIS WARHEADS-- THEY THINK IT MEANS HE WON'T TARGET ANY OF THE NATO
STATES WITH HIS MISSILES.
BILL PLANTE, CBS NEWS, WITH THE PRESIDENT IN PARIS.))
N-B-C basketball announcer Marv Albert was at a different court today.
Before a judge in Arlington he pleaded NOT guilty to charges of forcible
sodomy and assault.
The charges stem from a woman's allegations that Albert bit her and forced
her to perform oral sex in his hotel room in February.
His trial is set for September 22nd.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak are meeting today at a Red Sea resort.
They are trying to get the mideast peace process back on track.
Ahead of the summit, Mubarak met with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
((YASSER ARAFAT/PLO CHIEF:EVERYTHING IS UNDER DISCUSSION, BUT THE MOST
IMPORTANT THING IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN TODAY BETWEEN MR. MUBAREK AND PRESIDENT
NETANYAHU. AS USUAL, THEY WERE VERY CONSTRUCTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE ))
SUPER=01-Yasser Arafat/PLO Chief;
OUT Q=constructive and productive.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators broke off peace talks in March after
Israel started building Jewish housing on disputed territory in east
Attorneys representing Michael Knowles say they will present a psychiatric
defense against a charge of first degree murder.
Knowles is the Christiansburg man who is accused of killing his wife and
wounding his daughter in March of last year. He confessed to the crime in a
letter to Ann Landers and later filed a 100 million dollar slander suit against
the advice columnist.
Jury selection in the case began this morning.
Defense lawyers acknowledged to perspective jurors that the evidence will
show Knowles killed his wife.
But the lawyers insist for psychiatric reasons Knowles cannot be held
responsible for the murder.
A group of local veterans celebrated Memorial Day in style, as they received
their official "thank you" for their part in World War Two.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=It was Douglas
SUPER=01-Tagumpay Nanadiego/Brigadier General; :46
SUPER=01-Bill Aylor/World War Two Veteran; 1:06
OUT Q=News7, Roanoke.
(( It was Douglas MacArthur who said "I shall return", but it was men like
these who helped him keep that promise.
Fifty three years after American forces liberated the Philippine Islands,
Roanoke- area veterans of the war in the South Pacific were honored for their
IN Q=As inadequate
((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- ROANOKE: AS INADEQUATE AS WORDS CAN SOMETIMES BE, IT IS
OUR SHARED DUTY TO NEVER FORGET THE SACRIFICE OF OUR FALLEN VETERANS AND TO
MAKE SURE WE PASS THE MEMORY OF THEIR NAMES AND DEEDS ON TO THE NEXT
OUT Q=the next generation.
The Filipinos have not forgotten.
Brigadier General Tagumpay Nanadiego is himself a World War Two veteran who
survived the 65- mile Bataan Death March.. traveling around the world to thank
these veterans was a much easier trip.
IN Q=This is our
((BRIG. GEN. TAGUMPAY NANADIEGO: THIS IS OUR SMALL WAY OF THANKING THE VETERANS
WHO ARE HERE TODAY FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE LIBERATION OF THE PHILIPPINES, IN
RESTORING DEMOCRACY AND PEACE IN MY COUNTRY.))
OUT Q=in my country.
Most of the veterans here haven't donned a uniform in years, but you know
they'll find a place to pin their Philippine Liberation medal.
IN Q=It feels real
((BILL AYLOR/WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN: IT FEELS REAL GOOD. I THINK WE DESERVE IT.
OUT Q=we're happy.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Roanoke.))
**Note Anchor Tag**
The military reserve the Purple Heart for those wounded in combat.
It is one of the highest honors an American soldier can receive.
Keith Humphry notes while many recipients are Vietnam veterans, the medal
has never been awarded for exposure to "Agent Orange."
IN Q=Mary Elizabeth Marchand
SUPER=01-Mary Elizabeth Marchand/Navy Corpsman's Daughter; :06 QUICK
SUPER=04-Home Video; :10
SUPER=01-Ike Payne/Order of the Purple Heart; :44
SUPER=01-Frank Davis, Jr./Navy Corpsman's Son; 1:05
SUPER=01-Bill McConnell/Purple Heart Recipient; 1:53
SUPER=01-John Wright/Purple Heart Recipient; 1:57
OUT Q=News 7.
( Mary Elizabeth Marchand wants to change that.
IN Q=Agent Orange
((AGENT ORANGE KILLED MY FATHER. THAT IS WHAT I WANT THE PURPLE HEART FOR.))
Her father, Navy Corpsman Frank Davis, succumbed to lung cancer in March.
A veteran of three wars, Davis served two tours of duty in Vietnam.
Just four months before his death at the V-A Hospital in Salem, the retired
chief petty officer was officially declared a victim of the chemical defoliant
U-S warplanes sprayed on the jungle in Southeast Asia.
IN Q=Agent Orange
((AGENT ORANGE IS OUR OWN STUFF.))
The man who represents the Military Order of the Purple Heart in Southwest
Virginia- -Ike Payne says: Chief Davis doesn't qualify. The injury must be
caused by enemy action.
((THE ENEMY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH AGENT ORANGE. WE SPRAYED AGENT ORANGE. WE
SPRAYED IT ON THEM.))
There HAVE been instances where friendly fire casualties received the medal,
but only in cases where the mis-directed American firepower was INTENDED to
take out the enemy.
Gulf War veterans won the Purple Heart for exposure to chemical gases- -but
that came from the Iraqi's.
((MY DAD DIDN'T TAKE A BULLET, LIKE SO MANY OTHERS DID. BUT HE WAS POISONED AND
KILLED JUST THE SAME.))
Frank Davis JUNIOR has jumped aboard the crusade launched by his sister.
A veteran himself, Frank, Junior feels their effort is hampered by the fact
that the Vietnam War was so unpopular.
((SURE, IT'S GOING TO OPEN UP THE DOORS TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. I HAVE NO IDEA THE
NUMBERS, MAYBE GUESS 20,000. WELL, IF 20,000 MEN HAVE EARNED IT, THEN 20,000
MEN SHOULD HAVE IT.))
It could actually be twice that number. 39-thousand Vietnam vets are now
collecting disability compensation for their exposure to Agent Orange.
At least some members of the Order of the Purple Heart feel redefining
what's meant by "combat injury" cheapens the medal.
((BILL MCCONELL/PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT: EVEN THE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL WOULD BE
HARDER TO GET THAN THE PURPLE HEART.))
((JOHN WRIGHT/PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT: AND I HATE TO SEE OTHER PEOPLE WHO
TRIPPED OVER A BICYCLE IN BOSNIA AND GET THE PURPLE HEART TO ATTEND OUR
MEETINGS. IT'S NOT THE SAME.))
((WELL, WE'RE JEALOUS OF IT. WE'RE EXTREMELY PROTECTIVE OF IT.))
OUT Q=protective of it
Keith Humphry News 7))
The Navy says Chief Davis does NOT qualify for a Purple Heart under current
It would take an act of Congress to change that.
A man from Max Meadows says his children are the victims of International
He does NOT know exactly where they are, but he's not giving up.
Walter Benda has NOT seen his daughters (MAR-ee) Mari and (Eh-mah) Ema since
the spring of 19-95.
He says his wife got involved with a cult...took the children to her native
Japan... and then changed their names.
This past weekend, Benda, and dozens of others, picketed six different
embassies in Washington.
He's also formed his own parents group in Japan.
IN Q=I have
((WALTER BENDA: I HAVE STARTED AN ORGANIZATION IN JAPAN CALLED CHILDREN'S
RIGHTS COUNCIL JAPAN. THERE ARE ABOUT 2 DOZEN MEMBERS OF THAT. MOST OF THEM ARE
PARENTS WHO ARE BEING DENIED ACCESS TO THEIR CHILDREN IN JAPAN. MOST OF THESE
CASES INVOLVE INTERNATIONAL PARENTAL KIDNAPPING. ))
OUT Q=parental kidnapping
Benda has been to Japanese District Court numerous times in the past two
But he's not fluent in Japanese and was not given the chance to have a
lawyer represent him.
A hands on approach is keeping students at Botetourt Technical Education
Center excited about their schoolwork.
And their enthusiasm is paying off.
Several students are heading to Kansas City next month to take part in a
national vocational competition.
For students not satisfied with more traditional schoolwork, trade school
provides them a jump start to the future.
IN Q=I think it's
((STEPHEN REESE/JUNIOR: I THINK IT'S A WHOLE LOT BETTER THAN OPENING UP A
BOOK, WHEN IN THIS CLASS YOU CAN USE YOUR HANDS AND LEARN HOW TO DO IT
((MICHAEL HUBBARD/SENIOR: YOU GET, LIKE I SAID, A COMPETITIVE EDGE BECAUSE YOU
GET AN ADVANTAGE. YOU'RE ALREADY PREPARED AS YOU COME OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-Michael Hubbard/Senior; :12
OUT Q=out of high school
While most high school students are encouraged to go on to four-year
colleges, B-TECH officials say there is more demand for skilled workers in the
IN Q=In 1950
((JIM BUSHONG/BOTETOURT TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER: IN 1950, WE ONLY NEEDED 30
PERCENT OF SKILLED LABORERS. AS WE ENTER THE WORKFORCE NOW, 70 PERCENT OF THE
LABOR FORCE HAS GOT TO BE SKILLED. MUCH MORE ELEVATED THAN IN THE PAST. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Bushong/Botetourt Tech. Ed. Center;
OUT Q=than in the past
B-Tech features courses ranging from drafting to auto mechanics.
The weather was no match for people's enthusiasm about Roanoke's Festival
in the Park.
Gray skies and scattered showers greeted the crowds at Elmwood Park
But the rain was brief, and the clouds provided relief from the hot sun.
Food Vendors on Bullit Avenue also said they were pleased with the holiday
IN Q=We thought
((ROBIN BRADT/FESTIVAL VENDOR: WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A LITTLE BIT OF DOWNFALL
WITH THE WEATHER, THE BEGINNING OF THE MORNING, BUT THE SUN'S TRYING TO COME
OUT AND THE PEOPLE ARE OUT. WE'RE STILL CONDUCTING BUSINESS AS NORMAL.))
SUPER=01-Robin Bradt/Festival Food Vendor
OUT Q=business as normal.
The festival runs through Sunday.
It's been an extra long holiday weekend for two teens near Portland, Oregon.
The boys took a wrong turn on an outing yesterday and ended up stranded on a
cliff above a waterfall.
Two Air Force parajumpers were dropped near the site by helicopter last
night and today will try to hike to the teens.
Meantime, in Missouri, the search has resumed for two young sisters whose
tent was swept away yesterday in a Flash flood.
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/48-52/Partly Sunny/Still Cool/65-69;
SUPER=331-Partly/Cloudy/48-52/Partly Sunny/Wind E 10/65-70;
SUPER=332-Clear Skies/Wind SE 10-15/45-49/Clouding Up/By Afternoon/65-70;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/45-49/Partly Sunny/Unseasonably
SUPER=334-Clear &/Cooler/45-49/Increasing/Clouds Late/65-70;
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The Bulls failed to extinguish the Heat last night.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/NBC; :00
Tim Hardaway waits for the defense to retreat and then fires in the
hesitation three pointer, he finished with 25.
Then watch Jamal Mashburn school Dennis Rodman with the drive to the left
block and the score.
Michael Jordan missed his first 14 shots and was just 2 of 22 through three
SUPER=32-Chicago/80/Miami/87/Bulls Lead 3-to-1;
He finally came on in the fourth, but it was too late.
John Crotty to Alonzo Mourning for the slam and the Heat beat up the Bulls
TAPE#net (edit of S6-26)
The defending N-H-L champs will not have the chance to defend their title in
The Detroit Red Wings eliminated the Colorado Avalanche last night.
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Avalanche vs. Red Wings; :00
Sergei Federov got the eventual game winning goal in the final period as
Detroit wins the game 3-to-1 and takes the series four
SUPER=31-Colorado/1/Detroit/3/Red Wins Win 4-to-2;
games to two.
Detroit will now match up against the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Indianapolis 500 is beginning to resemble the Tour de France -- a few
miles here and there and you'll have
your winner in two weeks.
Race officials finally got in 15 laps yesterday before rain postponed the
race for the second straight
Tony Stewart began today's action with the lead over pole-sitter Arie
TAPE#net (edit of S7-3)
With the Tour DuPont nowhere to be found this year, the Saturn Festival Cup
did a good job of carrying the cycling torch in the valley yesterday.
And amazingly the rain never was able to extinguish that torch.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturn Festival Cup;:
Fifty-eight racers hit the streets of downtown Roanoke in the men's event.
Team Saturn's Bart Bowen was the man to beat.
He just came away with a big win in Japan.
Bowen took the lead with 20 laps remaining.
His Saturn teammate Mark McCormack came out of nowhere to cross the line hand
in hand with Bowen, who gave McCormack the win.
IN Q=Mark just worked.
(( MARK JUST WORKED HIS TAIL OFF FOR ME FOR ABOUT THREE DAYS IN JAPAN, ENABLED
ME TO WIN A VERY BIG RACE. I ACTUALLY WANTED HIM TO WIN TODAY.))
((BECAUSE OF THE WORK I DID FOR HIM IN THE TOUR OF JAPAN LAST WEEK HE DECIDED
TO HAVE THE ETIQUETTE TO LET ME JUST ROLL ACROSS THE LINE FIRST. ))
SUPER=01-Bart Bowen/Team Saturn Cyclist;
SUPER=01-Mark McCormack/Team Saturn Cyclist; :05
OUT Q=line first."
The lead in the women's race changed hands many times in the 30 lap event.
The final lap produced a mad dash for the finish line.
Maryland's Sandra Kolb hit the strip first for the Saturn Cup win.
"The Lost World" is devouring its way to the top of box office records.
SUPER=04-The Lost World-Universal;
The latest industry figures estimate Steven Spielberg's sequel to
"Jurassic Park" has taken in more than 90 MILLION dollars for the four day
holiday weekend, beating all opening records.
It's expected to top 100 million today.