President Clinton has given his first formal response to sexual harassment
charges by Paula Jones.
In court papers filed in Arkansas yesterday, the President asked a federal
judge to dismiss the lawsuit, saying he didn't proposition Jones and that he
doesn't even remember meeting her.
Jones claims the president made unwanted sexual advances towards her in a
hotel room in 19-91 when he was the Governor of Arkansas.
The parental notification law is in effect now thanks in part to Judge
Michael Luttig's ruling which blocked an injunction.
Yesterday, Luttig explained his decision in a 37- page ruling which BLASTED
Judge James Turk for his temporary injunction of the law Monday.
Luttig disagrees with Turk on every major provision of his ruling.
He writes that the status quo should be upheld until the constitutionality
of the law is decided-- and that status quo is "that which the People have
wrought, not that which unaccountable federal judges impose on them."
Planned Parenthood has appealed Luttig's ruling.
Searchers are back on the Mississippi River near Alton, Illinois this
afternoon looking for two workers blown from a barge that was shooting off
One worker has already been confirmed dead, another was injured.
A coroner's investigator says a rocket misfired, hitting the
barge and igniting the rest of the fireworks.
Some spectators cheered, thinking the explosion was part of the show.
But others could tell something had gone seriously wrong.
IT JUST STARTED GOING CRAZY ON THE WHOLE SIDE OF THE BOAT, THEY'RE WERE CHARGES
BLOWING UP ON THE BOAT THEMSELVES.
AS SOON AS THE FIREWORKS STARTED GOING OFF NOT IN THE AIR WE KNEW SOMETHING WAS
WRONG, THE GUYS ON THE BARGE WERE BASICALLY TRAPPED. ))
OUT Q=BASICALLY TRAPPED.
Authorities think the missing workers were wearing heavy protective clothing
which may have prevented them from being able to swim in the swift water.
Work crews are cleaning up the wreckage remaining from a subway derailment
last night in New York City.
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Fifteen people were injured in the accident.
Authorities say shortly before 10:30 the express train with about 100 on
board derailed as it headed into Harlem.
Investigators aren't sure whether
it was a defective switch or something broke or something was on
A mini- van crossing the median on Interstate 95 near Emporia yesterday,
caused a massive accident that killed eight people.
It happened about nine miles north of the North Carolina border.
Officials say the southbound mini- van hit a northbound Sedan, a
recreational vehicle and a tractor trailer.
The accident crushed the mini-van to a height of about two feet, and flung
the bodies of three children across the roadway.
According to police at least four members of a Richmond family died in the
60 year old Clifton Harriott, his son, 32-year old Anthony Bowman, Bowman's
two year old son Tony and his eight-year old daughter Sky Edmonds.
The tobacco settlement isn't sitting well with some farmers in Southside.
So, they're asking Congressman Virgil Goode to fight for more protective
measures when the deal goes before Congress.
IN Q=When you talk about
((CLARENCE BRYANT/CONCERNED FRIENDS FOR TOBACCO: WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT BEING
HOOKED ON TOBACCO AND YOU LOOK AT VIRGINIA TOBACCO FARMERS, THERE IS NO ONE
THAT IS HOOKED ON TOBACCO ANY MORE THAN THAT. WE GO BACK 350 YEARS. WE WERE
HERE BEFORE R.J. REYNOLDS, PHILIP MORRIS, OR ANY OF THEM.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Bryant/Concerned Friends for Tobacco;
OUT Q=or any of them
Bryant says nothing in the current 68-page agreement protects either the
tobacco market or prices.
Farmers here are demanding quotas to keep crop levels up.
That's the only way they can support their families and the local economy.
IN Q=I want to see
((VIRGIL GOODE/U.S. CONGRESSMAN (D): I WANT TO SEE GROWERS IN THIS AREA THAT'S
TOBACCO'S VITAL TO THEIR ECONOMY -- THE ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF TOBACCO AS THEY
AFFECT SOUTHSIDE -- COVERED IN IT. I WANT IT TO BE FAIR TO CONSUMERS AND
Local farmers say they're not bandits and druglords, they're raising tobacco
just to pay the bills.
While the nation is celebrating Independence Day-- a very different
commemoration is going on in a sleepy town in New Mexico.
It's the 50th anniversary of the supposed crash of a spaceship in the town
The occasion has brought an INVASION of visitors from all over the world.
One believer is former Pentagon official and retired Army Colonel Philip
Corso's job in the early 19-60s was to obtain and research items that came
from the so- called spaceship crash.
In his new book, "The Day After Roswell," Corso alleges the government
concealed much of what the Army discovered.
IN Q=What came back
((RET. COL. PHILIP CORSO/"THE DAY AFTER ROSWELL": WHAT CAME BACK TO US WAS USED
FOR A COMPETITIVE EDGE IN THE ARMY, AND WENT OUT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND
POSSIBLY THE WORLD. AND WE GAVE THE PATENT-- TOLD THE INDUSTRY TO TAKE THE
PATENT, AND THAT HELPED COVER OUR TRACKS. ))
SUPER=01-Philip Corso/"The Day After Roswell";
OUT Q=cover our tracks
Recent reports say that what actually fell from the sky were dummies used
in an Air Force parachuting experiment-- NOT aliens from outer space.
IN Q=Why their higher-ups
((RET. COL. PHILIP CORSO/"THE DAY AFTER ROSWELL":WHY THEIR HIGHER-UPS MAKE THE
DECISION TO PUT OUT A THING LIKE THAT, I CAN'T UNDERSTAND. AND IT'S NOT UP TO
ME TO SAY "YES" OR "NO" WHY THEY DO THAT. ))
OUt Q=why they do that.
Corso says he was not in Roswell during the alleged U-F-O visit..but his
research has him convinced this one really happened.
For those of us who can't make it to Roswell for the anniversary, Dave
Fehling gives a tour.
It seems everyone in the town has caught alien fever.
SUPER=01-Frank Kaufmann/Former Intelligence Officer;
SUPER=01-Chuck Walker/UFO Buff;
OUT Q= DF, CBS NEWS,
THE DESERT PLAINS OF NEW MEXICO HAVE LONG BEEN A PROVING GROUND FOR THE
PENTAGON. FROM THE DESERT FLOOR THEY SENT SPOOKY LOOKING WEATHER BALLOONS
UP... AND CRASH TEST DUMMIES DOWN. WHAT BETTER PLACE ON EARTH THAN HERE TO
FOSTER SCIENCE FICTION FOLKLORE.
OR SO THE GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE. THOSE WHO DON'T
BELIEVE THE GOVERNMENT THINK THE REAL TRUTH IS OUT HERE, OR AT LEAST WAS OUT
HERE SOME 50 YEARS AGO
THIS WEEK, THEY ARE COMING ACROSS THE DESERT BY THE BUSLOADS.
"YESTERDAY WE PROBABLY HAD ABOUT 200."
SHEILA CORN'S FAMILY OWNS THE ACREAGE WHERE THE BELIEVERS THINK A FLYING
SAUCER CRASHED IN EARLY JULY OF 1947.
SHEILA CORN, LANDOWNER, "IT HIT AND RICHOCHETED AND BOUNCED AND WENT
RIGHT WHERE THE FLAGS ARE RIGHT THERE."
ROSWELL RESIDENT FRANK KAUFMANN WAS A MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICER BACK
THEN,AND CLAIMS TO HAVE SEEN A CRASHED SAUCER AND THE LITTLE GRAY MEN INSIDE.
FRANK KAUFMANN, FORMER INTELLIGENCE OFFICER, "THE EYES WERE A LITTLE BIT
LARGER THAN OURS. SMALL NOSE, SMALL EARS."
THE CONTROVERSY STARTED RIGHT AWAY WITH THE GOVERNMENT FIRST SAYING IT HAD
RECOVERED A FLYING SAUCER THEN HOURS LATER SAYING NO, IT WAS JUST A WEATHER
BALLOON. FIFTY YEARS LATER, UFO'S HAVE BECOME TO ROSWELL WHAT ELVIS HAS BECOME
"ALIEN JUICE! ALIEN JUICE!"
THE TOWN OF 50,000 IS OFFERING EVERYTHING ALIEN, AN INTERGALACTIC OVERLOAD OF
TRINKETS, T-SHIRTS AND UFO TALKS.
NO SUPER, "I MISSED WOODSTOCK. I HAD TO BE HERE"!
CHUCK WALKER IS A UFO BUFF FROM NEW YORK.
CHUCK WALKER, UFO BUFF, "IF ANYONE UP THERE IS LISTENING AND YOU HAVE A
SENSE OF HUMOR, JUST ONE FLYBY?!"
NOW THAT WOULD REALLY PUT THIS PLACE ON THE MAP... AGAIN! DF, CBS NEWS,
Former C-B-S news correspondent Charles Kuralt passed away this morning in
a New York City hospital.
SUPER=04-May 1, 1994;
The network confirms Kuralt died of Lupus.
Kuralt worked for C-B-S for 37 years and is perhaps best known for his "On
the Road" features and his hosting of of CBS Sunday Morning.
Kuralt was 62.
A rabid cow was discovered in Montgomery County last week.
The animal apparently came into contact with three people before it was
The cow has been euthanized but health officials say the people will still
have to undergo treatment for exposure.
Health officials believe the cow became rabid from a wild animal bite.
IN Q=The recent
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/ NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIR.: THE RECENT COW THAT WAS
FOUND TO BE RABID WAS IN A HERD OF APPROXIMATELY 200- 300 CATTLE AND YES, THIS
WHOLE HERD NOW HAS A POTENTIAL OF BEING EXPOSED TO THIS ONE HERD MEMBER.
THEREFORE THE WHOLE HERD IS BEING QUARANTINED IN STRICT ISOLATION. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District Dir.
OUT Q=strict isolation
Mammals can carry the virus and many wild animals can be carriers for years,
before they show any symptoms.
The Health Department reports an increase of rabies cases in Virginia over
the past six years.
Hershey says to beware of wild animals, especially if they are acting tame.
Anyone who comes in contact with an animal a bit unusual should seek medical
attention and contact animal control.
A convenience store chain may be shutting down some of its stores in the
Uni-Mart is looking to consolidate its operations.
The Pennslyvania based company could close about 50 stores-- mainly in
Roanoke, Richmond and Hampton Roads.
This move is reportedly blamed on disappointing earnings.
No word on which Uni-Mart locations are effected.
On this Independence Day it's not martians invading Earth, but America
The Pathfinder spacecraft is scheduled to bounce onto the red planet shortly
after one p-m.
Once the craft lands a six-wheel rover called "Sojourner" will roll out of
it and onto Mars' surface to record data that will be sent back to NASA.
The American spacecraft will be mars' first visitor from earth in more than
there is an anchor tag !!!
About thirteen thousand American experience serious eye injuries every year
from handling fireworks.
Intern Reporter Joy Sutton has some tips to help you avoid being a
IN Q=Every year thousands
SUPER=04-File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Tom Martin/Opthamologist; :14
SUPER=01-Timothy Webster/Fireworks Victim; :36
SUPER=20-Joy Sutton; :43 quick
SUPER=04-Consumer Product Safety Comm.; :50
OUT Q=Joy Sutton, News-7
(( Every year thousands of people are injured as a result of fireworks.
And eye injuries account for a vast majority of the cases.
Cornea Specialist Dr. Tom Martin says damage can result in eye loss.
IN Q=The problem
((DR. TOM MARTIN/CORNEA SPECIALIST: THE PROBLEM WITH THE DEVICES THEY'RE JUST
NOT RELIABLE. SO EVEN IF THEY'RE OPERATED PROPERLY THEY CAN CAUSE SERIOUS
INJURY..NOT JUST TO THE USERS OF THE DEVICES BUT ALSO TO THE PASSERS-BY ))
OUT Q=to the passer-by
Timothy Webster knows first-hand the dangers of playing with fireworks.
He was 9 years old when a M-80 exploded in his hands and caused significant
IN Q=It's a quick
((TIMOTHY WEBSTER/FIREWORKS VICTIM: IT'S A QUICK COUPLE SECOND THRILL. BUT IT'S
COST ME ABOUT 13 YEARS OF NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE THAT GOOD ))
OUT Q=see that good
Even sparklers can be dangerous-- heating up to two-thousand degrees.
And they can easily ignite clothes.
Martin recommends not lighting your own fireworks.
IN Q=In everyones best
((DR. TOM MARTIN/CORNEA SPECIALIST: IN EVERYONE'S BEST INTEREST FOR SAFETY AND
THAT FIREWORKS DISPLAYS ARE BEST DONE BY PROFESSIONALS ))
OUT Q= best done by professionals
Remember some fireworks are illegal--including bottle rockets, M-80's and
Joy Sutton, News.7 ))
If you decide to launch your own, here a few tips to keep in mind.
Keep a bucket of water nearby and make sure fireworks stay away from
GRAPHIC=Fourth of July
Organizers for tonight's "Music for Americans" celebration have some changes
in store for spectators.
They say you can...
SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 4, 1996;
expect a good time, but don't come expecting a parking space.
After dealing with congested streets in recent years, organizers have
decided to alter their parking plan.
This year there will be NO parking at the Stadium or on Reserve Avenue.
An expanded fleet of buses dubbed the Totally Improved Shuttle Bus Service
will carry passengers from the upper level of Towers Shopping Center and the
Williamson Road Parking garage downtown.
IN Q=With reserve Closed.
(( WITH RESERVE CLOSED, YES THAT WILL PROBABLY DEPRIVE 400 CARS OF THEIR LOVELY
PARKING SPACES, BUT ON THESE BUSES, PEOPLE CAN DO ALL THE THINGS THEY WOULD
HAVE DONE IN THEIR CARS. THEY CAN BRING PICNIC BASKETS, COOLERS, CHAIRS.
EVERYTHING THEY THOUGHT THEY COULDN'T DO ON THE BUS ))
SUPER=01-Jan Wilkins/Music For Americans;
OUT Q=do on the bus.
Wilkins says a total of 12 buses will run constantly from 4:45 to 11:00
Soulful singer Chaka Khan was entertaining fans at the fair last night with
a mix of some old and new hits.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
IN Q=The midsummer meltdown
SUPER=07-Chaka Khan; :33
OUT Q=JD News 7 Salem
((The midsummer meltdown lived up to its billing... with hot sun on the
early arrivals and the sultry sounds of Chaka Khan after dark.
NAT SOT OF MUSIC
The lead singer of the group Rufus in the 70s, and a successful solo artist
since, Khan pulls her music from many traditions.
Funk, R&B, even pop are some of her staples, but her roots run deep in
Her music crosses many boundaries, and Chaka Khan says she isn't finished
breaking new ground.
She's working on a project at the vatican that includes Gregorian chants.
But, for the five thousand fans in Salem Memorial Stadium, it was the
familiar fusion that Chaka Khan has made famous.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Salem))
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The Salem Avalanche fell to the Lynchburg Hillcats last night for the second
The score was 6-5.
A rematch is scheduled for 7 tonight at City Stadium.
SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/TBS-Braves; :00
In Montreal, this sushi vendor couldn't save the Expos from being eaten alive
Andruw Jones and Javy Lopez homered on consecutive pitches in the fourth
inning off Jim Bullinger to SUPER=35-Atlanta/15/Montreal/2;
punctuate a 15-to-2 win for Atlanta.
John Smoltz got his 8th win of the year.
The Baltimore Orioles downed Detroit by a score of 10-to-1.
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Sportschannel; :00
Jeffrey Hammonds was on fire last night at the plate--he hit this two run
homer, doubled twice and picked up a career high 4 runs batted in.
The O's win their 10th straight over the Tigers, thanks to Jimmy key who
tossed a five hitter to improve his to 12 and 4 on the season.
Nascar drivers are burning up the track at Daytona this weekend.
During qualifying yesterday,
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/espn2; :00
not surprisingly all eyes were on points leader Jeff Gordon who went out in
the DuPont Chevy and turned a lap at 189 point 358 miles an hour. It was good
but not good enough.
Mike Skinner, who won the 500 pole back in February went out and proved it
was not a fluke yesterday by winning the top spot for the Pepsi 400 with a lap
of 189.777 to top Gordon and his teammate Dale Earnhardt.
Here's the top 25 for tomorrow morning's race.
wipe to chyron
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Mike Skinner/189.777/2. Dale Earnhardt//3. John Andretti//4.
Jeff Gordon//5. Jimmy Spencer//;
SUPER=0107-6. Rusty Wallace//7. Billy Standridge//8. Michael Waltrip//9. Rick
Mast//10. Lake Speed//;
SUPER=0107-11. Joe Nemechek//12. Dick Trickle//13. Ricky Rudd//14. Ken
Schrader//15. Johnny Benson//;
SUPER=0107-16. Dale Jarrett//17. Bill Elliott//18. Mark Martin//19. Hut
Stricklin//20. Brett Bodine//;
SUPER=0107-21. Ward Burton//22. Ted Musgrave//23. Ernie Irvan//24. Jeff
Burton//25. Bobby Hamilton//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.