It's what the crew aboard space station Mir has been waiting for--
An un-manned supply ship docked with the troubled Mir early this morning,
delivering much- needed repair supplies.
Jonathon Sanders reports from Moscow.
IN Q=It may have been
SUPER=03-Baikonur, Kazakhstan/Saturday; :01
SUPER=01-Sergei Krikalyov/Deputy Mission Director; :55
SUPER=01-Jonathan Sanders/Reporting; 1:16
OUT Q=CBS News, Moscow
((IT MAY HAVE BEEN 250 MILES ABOVE THE EARTH, IT MAY HAVE INVOLVED A
CRIPPLED RUSSIAN SPACE STATION, BUT THIS MORNING, PRECISE TO THE
MICRO-SECOND, A CARGO SHIP SUCCESSFULLY DOCKED WITH THE BELEAGURED
MIR SPACE STATION.
MISSION CONTROL WAS PLEASED, BUT NOT SURPRISED...
THEY DISPATCHED THE 'PROGRESS' CARGO SHIP ON A WELL PLANNED RESCUE MISSION
ITS FREIGHT INCLUDES TWO TONS OF SPARE PARTS, WIRES AND SPECIAL TOOLS TO
HELP REPAIR THE DAMANGE DONE WHEN A PREVIOUS CARGO VESSEL SMASHED INTO
MIR LAST MONTH. THE ACCIDENT BROKE SOME SOLAR PANELS AND PUNCHED A
HOLE IN THE SPACE STATION'S ALUMINUM SKIN.
SINCE THEN THE RUSSIANS HAVE BEEN BUSY FIGURING OUT JUST HOW THEIR
COSMONAUTS CAN BE TURNED INTO OUTERSPACE REPAIRMEN TO FIX THE DAMAGE.
DOCKING ACCOMPLISHED, MIR'S THREE-MAN CREW, INCLUDING AMERICAN ASTRONAUT
MICHAEL FOALE, NOW HAS MANY MORE TASKS AHEAD.
SOT: SERGEI KRIKALYOV (DEPUTY MISSION DIRECTOR) "UNLOAD PROGRESS, I THINK,
OPEN HATCHES, UNLOAD PROGRESS, TAKE ALL THE EQUIPMENT IN, AND CONTINUE
PREPARATIONS TO EVA.
NAR: EVA IS TECHNICAL TALK FOR WHAT EVERYONE CALLS A SPACEWALK. THE TWO
RUSSIAN COSMONAUTS ARE SCHEDULED TO WALK INTO THE DAMAGED, AIRLESS PART OF MIR
FOR SAFETY, DURING THAT TRICKY, NEVER-BEEN-TRIED BEFORE MANUAEVER
AMERICAN MIKE FOALE WILL BE STATIONED IN AN ATTACHED SOYUZ ESCAPE VECHILE.
SHOULD ANYTHING GO WRONG, HE'LL COMMAND THE "SPACE LIFEBOAT", THE RUSSIANS
WILL JOIN HIM IN ITS CRAMPED CAPSULE AND TOGETHER THE WILL ALL FLY BACK
TO EARTH. JS, CBSN, MOSCOW.
While Mir has had its share of setbacks, it's been a smooth road for
The little geologist on wheels is rolling its way across the Martian
It's the first- ever exploration on another planet.
IN Q=We have basically
((MATT GOLOMBEK/PROJECT SCIENTIST: WE HAVE BASICALLY THE PERFECT SITE. WE HAVE
THE PERFECT SPACE CRAFT. WE HAVE THE PERFECT INSTRUMENTS, AND WE HAVE THE
PERFECT ROVER. ))
((RONALD GREELEY/IMP CO-INVESTIGATOR:
WE CHOSE THIS SITE, FOR ONE REASON, WE REALLY WANTED TO SEE THE GEOLOGICAL
DIVERSITY THAT'S EXHIBITED ON MARS, AND WE'VE NOT BEEN DISAPPOINTED.))
SUPER=01-Matt Golombek/Project Scientist;
SUPER=01-Ronald Greeley/IMP Co-Investigator;
OUT Q=not been disappointed
The site chosen as the Rover's first maneuver is a short trip to a rock
nicknamed "Barnacle Bill".
It was picked for its close proximity and for its rich texture.
A pilot was killed yesterday while fighting a wildfire in southern
SUPER=03-San Bernardino, CA;
The F-A-A says the water- dropping helicopter crashed in the scorched San
Bernardino National Forest.
Officials have not yet determined the cause of the crash.
More than 24- hundred acres are burning.
Strong winds and high temperatures have hampered efforts to fight the
But authorities say it is possible the blaze could be contained sometime
Forty-six life sentences were handed down today to a Palestinian Islamic
militant, convicted of planning three suicide bombings in Israel last year.
SUPER=03-Beit El, West Bank/File Tape;
Hassan (Suh-LAH-may) Salameh is a member of the Islamic Resistance
He was convicted on June 30th of planning the attacks that killed 46
people, and helped derail the peace process.
Meanwhile, HAMAS says the three attacks were in retaliation for the
assasination of one its military leaders in the Gaza Strip.
TAPE#Net (edit of 96-98)
Now that women can attend The Citadel -- do attorneys deserve big legal fees
from the five-year battle?
That's the subject of a hearing today in South Carolina.
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC/File Tape
The school dropped its all-male policy a year ago after the U-S
Supreme Court ruled a similar policy at Virginia Military Institute
The lawyers who challenged the Citadel's admissions policy want close to seven
But the school charges the attorneys' fees are way over the top,
with rates of up to 450 dollars an hour.
In addition, the school says the women's attorneys shouldn't get
anything because they didn't really win anything.
They credit the V-M-I case with opening the doors to women at The Citadel.
School officials have said insurance money, private donations
and, perhaps, state funds could be tapped if The Citadel is ordered
to pay the fees.
The Justice Department is investigating how Internet addresses are assigned.
The issue is whether a northern Virginia company's almost complete control of
the process violates anti-trust laws.
Network Solutions of Herndon assigns the Internet's most widely used addresses
that end in such terms as "dot-com" and "dot-org."
Critics say the 100-dollar registration fee is too high and that Network
Solutions has an unfair monopoly.
The probe was revealed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange
Network Solutions is planning a public stock offering.
The woman who claims to be the illegitimate daughter of Bill Cosby is
having her day in court.
The trial of Autumn Jackson is underway in New York City.
Jackson is accused of trying to extort 40- million dollars from the actor.
Prosecutors say Jackson demanded Cosby either pay up, or she'd go public
with her claim that she's his daughter.
Cosby admits to having an affair with Jackson's mother.
But another man is listed as on her birth certificate as her father.
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Still ahead on News 7 at Noon,
One group in Blacksburg is keeping a close eye on business dealings in
Some residents in Pittsylvania County are squealing over a proposed hog
First, let's check in with Andrew in the Weather Center.
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A small bomb exploded in front of a police station in Belfast this
This was just the latest in a series of violent incidents sparked by
yesterday's Protestant march in a Catholic neighborhood.
Allen Pizzey reports.
IN Q=Any hope that
SUPER=03-Northern Ireland/Last Night; :01
SUPER=01-Martin McGinnis/Sinn Fein; :59
SUPER=03-Belfast/This Morning; 1:08
SUPER=01-Allen Pizzey/Reporting; 1:17
OUT Q=CBS News, Belfast
((ANY HOPE THAT CATHOLIC ANGER WOULD BE LIMITED TO STREETS WHERE PROTESTANTS
HAD MARCHED WAS DASHED AS NIGHT FELL. VIOLENCE ERUPTED ACROSS NORTHERN
IRELAND...WITH GASOLINE BOMBS AND HOMEMADE HAND GRENADES BEING HURLED AT
POLICE...HIJACKED CARS SET ON FIRE...AND SHOTS FIRED. BURSTS FROM AUTOMATIC
WEAPONS SENT POLICE DUCKING FOR COVER. A POLICE WOMAN WAS SHOT IN THE FACE
WITH A SHOTGUN. THE AUTHORITIES SAID THEY ALLOWED PROTESTANTS TO MARCH SUNDAY
BECAUSE OF THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE FROM PROTESTANT PARAMILITARY FORCES IF THE
MARCH WAS BANNED. BUT CONTAINING CATHOLIC ANGER MAY PROVE JUST AS DIFFICULT.
AS POLICE PULLED OUT OF THE GARVAGHY ROAD AFTER YESTERDAY'S MARCH...A NEW
CHANT WAS HEARD. "NO CEASEFIRE"...A CLEAR CALL FOR THE IRA TO IGNORE DEMANDS
THAT THEY AGREE TO AN END TO VIOLENCE AND ATTEND PEACE TALKS.
THAT WOULD APPEAR TO BE LESS LIKELY THAN EVER.
THE POLITICAL ARENA HAS RETURNED TO THE STREETS.
SOT MARTIN MCGINNIS, SINN FEIN: "THE PLACE TO BE WHEN YOU ARE DEMANDING PEACE,
JUSTICE AND EQUALITY IS ON THE STREETS, CONFRONTING YOUR OPPONENTS."
IF THE POLITICIANS EXPECTED THEIR CALLS FOR THE DEMONSTRATIONS TO BE
PEACEFUL...WHAT THEY AWOKE TO THIS MORNING MAY HELP TONE DOWN THE
RHETORIC...AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
PROTESTANT MARCHES LIKE THE ONE WHICH SPARKED LAST NIGHT'S RIOTING
ARE SCHEDULED ON ALMOST A DAILY BASIS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK. ONLY THE MOST
ARDENT OPTIMIST COULD EXPECT THEM TO BE CARRIED OFF PEACEFULLY...AND THERE ARE
FEW OPTIMISTS OF ANY KIND IN NORTHERN IRELAND THIS MORNING.
Businesses in Nicaragua are getting some negative attention from
Blacksburg's Witness for Peace Program.
The group says workers there are being mistreated.
During a recent trip members say they saw child labor, poor working
conditions, and an unemployment rate of nearly 50 percent.
IN Q=Seven years
((PAUL CALDWELL/ DELEGATE TO NICARAGUA: SEVEN YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE NICARAGUA
WAS INTEGRATED INTO THE WORLD ECONOMY. YET, "REAL PROGRESS" HAS NOT COME TO
NICARAGUA;TO THE CONTRARY, THE COUNTRY HAS DETERIORATED. ))
SUPER=01-Paul Caldwell/ Delegate to Nicaragua;
OUT Q=seven years
The government has also decreased programs to improve literacy and help
IN Q=The government
((DALE WIMBERLEY/ DELEGATE TO NICARAGUA: THE GOVERNMENT HAS CUT BACK HEALTH AND
EDUCATION SPENDING SEVERELY AND HAS FIRED MANY GOVERNMENT WORKERS. WHILE IT
INVESTS LITTLE IN THE LIVES OF ITS OWN CITIZENS, THE NICARAGUAN GOVERNMENT HAS
CHANGED ITS POLICY TO EXPORT AS MANY RESOURCES AS POSSIBLE. ))
SUPER=01-Dale Wimberley/Delegate to Nicaragua
OUT Q=as possible
The Witness for Peace program hopes the trips to Nicaragua will help to find
solutions for these problems.
It's been a decade since Oliver North's Iran-Contra testimony before
North plans to recognize the anniversary with a Washington dinner tomorrow to
celebrate the U-S victory in the Cold War.
A number of Republican members of Congress will attend --
but not U-S Senator John Warner--he wasn't invited.
Warner raised questions about North's fitness to serve in Congress
when North unsuccessfully challenged Democratic Senator Chuck Robb
Hog farming is a booming business, but some Pittsylvania County residents
aren't too keen on the idea.
They're fighting a proposed hog farm, and they maintain it's a health issue.
Tina Tenret has the story.
IN Q=With ten thousand hogs
SUPER=01-Ran Witcher/Hog Farm Neighbor; :00
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :08
SUPER=01-Teresa Kleiman/Hog Farm Neighbor; :17
SUPER=01-Bobby Scearce/Pittsylvania Co. Supervisor; :39
OUT Q=News 7, Pittsylvania County
IN Q=With ten thousand hogs
((RAN WITCHER/HOG FARM NEIGHBOR: WITH TEN THOUSAND HOGS, WOULD YOU LIKE IT HALF
A MILE FROM YOUR DOOR AS YOUR NEIGHBOR? I CAN'T FIND NOBODY YET THAT SAYS
OUT Q=says yes
A North Carolina swine producer wants to set up a hog farm on 550 acres
The land is bordered by creeks that run into Bannister River.
IN Q=Once that hog waste
((TERESA KLEIMAN/HOG FARM NEIGHBOR: ONCE THAT HOG WASTE GETS UNDERWATER IT'S
GOING TO GO INTO ALL OUR CREEKS AND RIVERS. THE OTHER THING IS IT CAN REACH
THE HALIFAX COUNTY WATER SUPPLY AND SO THESE PEOPLE SHOULD BE ALERTED IT'S A
POTENTIAL HAZARD FOR THEM AS WELL.))
OUT Q=as well
Last February, the Pittsylvania County supervisors made special permits and
public hearings unnecessary for facilities like these.
IN Q=Now you know
((BOBBY SCEARCE/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SUPERVISOR: NOW YOU KNOW IF IT WAS NEXT TO ME
AND THEY HAD TALKED TO ME AND GAVE ME THEIR CONCERNS, PERHAPS I WOULD BE AS
CONCERNED AS THEY. BUT FROM WHAT I'VE READ AND FROM WHAT I'VE STUDIED, THERE
IS NO REASON TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT RUNOFF.))
OUT Q=about runoff
There will be a public hearing on the issue Monday at 7 pm in the Chatham
TT, News 7.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
From the piggy bank to the brokerage house, we'll have some tips on making
smart money investments.
Wytheville residents are on clean-up patrol after a severe storm left major
damage in its wake.
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COMM BREAK #2
Wytheville residents have spent the past couple of days surveying the damage
left in the wake of a quick but powerful storm.
It ripped through the town Friday, devastating many homes and businesses.
The question now is, will insurance cover the damage.
Denise Allen reports.
IN Q=I REALLY THOUGHT
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Kennedy/Storm Victim; :01
SUPER=01-Clara Callahan/Storm Victim; 1:02 QUICK!!
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=I REALLY THOUGHT
((ELIZABETH KENNEDY/STORM VICTIM: I REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO TWIST IT
OFF THE GROUND AND TAKE US WITH IT. IT WAS SCARY WHEN IT WAS HAPPENING BUT
WHEN IT BLEW THE WINDOWS THAT'S WHEN I REALLY THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO DIE.))
OUT Q=GOING TO DIE
Elizabeth Kennedy's mobile home was pelted with hail.
Almost every inch of the siding is dimpled by what she calls baseball size
IN Q=GLASS, THIS
((GLASS, THIS, IT WENT EVERYWHERE. MATTER OF FACT THE HAIL WAS SO HARD THEY
WENT ACROSS MY BEDROOM TO THIS SIDE AND KNOCKED CRACKS IN THE OTHER
OUT Q=OTHER MINI-BLINDS
IN Q=THE WATER WAS
((THE WATER WAS SO EXTENSIVE THROUGH HERE IT WAS LIKE WALKING IN A PUDDLE AND
IT WEAKENED THE FLOOR IT FINALLY GAVE WAY.))
OUT Q=GAVE WAY
Clara Callahan lost all but two of her front windows.
She's lived in her house for 30 years and says she's never seen anything
like Friday's storm.
IN Q=HOW MUCH HALE
((HOW MUCH HAIL DID YOU GET?
CLARA CALLAHAN/STORM VICTIM: THE YARD WAS FULL AND THE PORCH RIGHT THERE WAS
UP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WINDOW.))
OUT Q=BOTTOM OF THE WINDOW
The national weather service is calling it a super cell thunderstorm.
Meteorologists say it's larger and lasts longer than normal thunderstorms.
And super cell storms have strong rotating winds and are often associated
Kennedy says those winds bent the frame of her trailer and she believes her
home is totaled.
IN Q=IT HAS WARPED
((IT HAS WARPED THE CEILINGS AND BUCKLED THE ROOF AND IT'S NOT SAFE.))
OUT Q=IT'S NOT SAFE
Insurance assessors will inspect the damage at both the Kennedy and Callahan
homes this week.
Both say they're anxious to find out if their home owner's policy will cover
damage done by mother nature.
Denise Allen News 7.))
With a growing number of ways to invest your cash, there's also a growing
number of businesses that want to do that for you.
Len Besthoff sorts through two of the most common methods in this week's
edition of Common Sense.
SUPER=01-Gary Collins/Stockbroker-J.C. Bradford & Co.; :20
((Discount brokers versus full service brokers, it's a debate many people who
are thinking about investing have. But Gary Collins of J-C Bradford and
Company here in Martinsville says that if you're going to go with a discount
broker, it does require a little bit more experience with the stock market.))
OUT Q=stock market.
IN Q=A discount
((GARY COLLINS/STOCKBROKER-J.C. BRADFORD & CO.: A DISCOUNT BROKER WILL CHARGE
YOU LOWER RATES AS FAR AS BUYING STOCKS, THE COMMISSIONS ARE MUCH MUCH LOWER
THAN A FULL SERVICE BROKER. WHEREAS A FULL SERVICE BROKER YOU'RE BECOMING A
TAG TEAM PARTNER WITH THAT PERSON, OR BROKER. YOU AND THAT BROKER ARE TOGETHER
ON EVERY INVESTMENT. THE BROKER WILL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO YOU, AND YOU'LL
THEN DECIDE WHETHER THAT'S BEST SUITED FOR YOU. BUT AT THE SAME TIME THAT
BROKER WILL GO OVER YOUR WHOLE FINANCIAL HISTORY AND DEVELOP A GAME PLAN FOR
YOU THAT HE FEELS SUITS YOUR ABILITY TO WHAT TO INVEST IN. ))
OUT Q=to invest in.
IN Q=I'm Len
(( I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it
back to the newsdesk.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Pete Sampras proves he's still an Ace on the court.
Tiger Woods pounced on his latest victory on the green.
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COMM BREAK #4
Tiger Woods, fresh from a week away from golf, had three birdies over a
four hole stretch on the back nine to win the Western Open--his fourth victory
on the P-G-A tour this year.
SUPER=03-Lemont, IL/CBS Sports;
Woods began the day in a three way tie for the lead and birdies at the 9-th
and 12-th holes put him at 11 under par.
Woods shot a four under par 68 for a total of 13 under par 275. And that
was good enough for a three shot win over Frank Nobilo who was second 3 shots
IN Q="The Bounce
((TIGER WOODS/WESTERN OPEN WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/Western Open Winner; :
OUT Q=.......FROM THE FIELD."
Woods has four wins in 13 starts this year and he padded his lead atop the
money list with the 360-thousand dollar first prize.
This Wimbledon was Pete Sampras at his best. He picked up his fourth
title, beating Frenchman Cedric Pioline.
SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/NBC Sports; :
It's been a while since a player has dominated at Wimbledon like Sampras.
In Sunday's match Pioline earned only four points on Sampras's serve in the
first set and only three in the second--a total of just 11 points in nine
Sampras's serve was only broken twice in the entire two week tournament.
Sampras has never lost to the Frenchman and he captured the title yesterday
with a straight set 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win.
Sampras earned his 10th grand slam title, tying him with Bill Tilden for
fourth on the career list of Grand Slam singles titles.
Detroit jumped on Scott Erickson for 12 runs on 10 hits in just four innings
And the Tigers win a slugfest 14 to 9 over Baltimore.
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/WKBD; :
Detroit started in the bottom of the first--Travis Fryman sends this Scott
Erickson pitch over the left field wall for a two run homer and a 2 to 1 Tiger
Then in the fourth, Brian Johnson takes Erickson deep over the left field
wall for a solo homer and the Tigers go up 6 to 4.
Baltimore got to within two runs-- SUPER=35-Detroit/14/Baltimore/9/;
Geronimo Berroa getting all of this pitch and sending it to the upper deck for
a solo homer but the Tigers win it 14 to 9.
President and Mrs. Clinton are headed to Madrid today for this week's NATO
It will be history in the making, when the current members of the western
alliance choose new members from Eastern Europe.
Meanwhile, the FIRST family spent the holiday weekend vacationing with
Spain's ROYAL family.
The Clinton's took time off for sightseeing and cruising around the island
of Mallorca (mah-YOUR'-kah),