The U-S says it will continue its surveillance flights over Iraq despite new
threats of military confrontation from Baghdad.
Iraq today delivered a letter to the U-N that states it no longer recognizes
the American U-2 flights as part of the U-N's weapons program and it will
respond to such flights in a way that preserves Iraq's security.
Byron Pitts is in Washington with the latest.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
OUT Q=for cbs news.
((An American U-2 surveillance plane flew over Iraqi airspace this
morning . and nothing happened.
Despite their threats . the Iraqi military never fired a shot..
In his latest stare down with the United Nations . Saddam Hussein
blinked first - but he still refuses to let any American . go in with United
Nations weapons inspection teams.
SOT (AL GORE, VICE PRESIDENT)
Later today . the Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq will address the
United Nations on behalf of Saddam . claiming the United States is more
interesting on spying on Iraq than enforcing UN sanctions.
As for the United States . a since of relief this morning . even a
hint of humor.
SOT(WILLIAM COHEN, SEC.)
.WHAT WORKS IN THE MIND .. ONLY THE SHADOW KNOWS (LAUGHTER)
(PITTS STANDUP CLOSE)))
British au pair Louise Woodward faces another sentencing hearing today but
this time it's for involuntary manslaughter.
Earlier today Massachusetts judge Hiller Zobel (Zoh-BELL) reduced
Woodward's second- degree murder charge.
Her original murder conviction meant life in prison, with parole possible
after 15 years.
SUPER=03-Cambridge, MA/File Tape;
At least one juror who convicted Woodward last week of killing an eight-
month- old baby, says he's relieved by today's decision.
IN Q=IT UPHOLDS..
SUPER=01-Steven Colwell/Woodward Juror;
OUT Q=HAS BEEN UPHELD.
The judge will sentence Woodward at 3 p-m.
The manslaughter conviction carries no minimum sentence, but a maximum of 20
Jim Gilmore ran on a platform to eliminate personal property taxes on cars,
now he has to figure out how to do it.
He rejected a proposal by some Democratic lawmakers to raise the state sales
An aide to the Governor-elect called the Democratic plan a shell game.
Gilmore has proposed a growth in state income from a booming economy will
replace car tax money.
A spokesman said Gilmore won't support raising one tax to pay for another
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson is claiming some credit for Gilmore's
Robertson says the turning point in the campaign was in October when
Democrat Don Beyer aired television ads portraying Gilmore as the religious
Robertson aides distributed charts showing how Gilmore pulled away from
Beyer in polls from that point through to his victory last week.
Both Democrats and Republicans say Robertson is overestimating his
significance in the election.
They say Gilmore's pledge to cut the
car tax led to his victory.
A faceoff this morning between anti- abortion protesters and Lynchburg
public school officials ended peacefully.
About a hundred Liberty University students gathered on the campus of E.C.
Glass High School.
They said they were there to protest the expulsion of God from the public
IN Q=We are going
((JOHN REYES/PROTEST ORGANIZER: WE ARE GOING TO RISE UP AND TAKE A STAND AND
SAY WE REPENT AND WE TELL THESE STUDENTS WE ARE SORRY ON THE PATH OF OUR
PARENTS FOR NOT TAKING A STAND WHEN THEY KICKED JESUS OUT OF SCHOOL IN THE
1960'S, AND AS GENERATION X WE'RE GOING TO SAY NO TO THIS.))
SUPER=01-John Reyes/Protest Organizer; :00
OUT Q=no to this.
School administrators say they had NO advance warning about the protest, and
they called in police to help clear the campus before students arrived.
IN Q=When I approached
((DR. JAMES MCCORMICK/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WHEN I APPROACHED SOME STUDENTS
FROM LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, AT LEAST THEY IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS BEING FROM
LIBERTY, THEY TRIED TO SAY THEY WERE STUDENTS HERE AT SCHOOL, SO THEY'RE
MISREPRESENTING THEMSELVES. BEYOND THAT, WE ASKED THEM TO LEAVE THE INTERIOR OF
THE BUILDING AND THEY REFUSED TO DO THAT.))
SUPER=01-Dr. James McCormick/School Superintendent; :00
OUT Q=refused to do that.
Police say organizers may be cited for holding a public protest without a
Saying he still lacks congressional support, President Clinton has sidelined
the fast track trade bill.
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/This Morning;
The decision came early this morning after word spread there was not enough
votes in the house to pass the measure.
IN Q=we clearly...
OUT Q=didn't succeed.
Fast track would have expanded the President's authority to negotiate trade
The first lady will try again today to take off for a trip to Central Asia.
Last night, Hillary Rodham Clinton's plane had to return to Andrew's Air
Force Base ten minutes into the flight, after a cockpit light indicated an
Mrs. Clinton is headed to the former Soviet Union to encourage development
in the now independent republics.
It's being called the largest corporate merger in U-S history.
WorldCom is purchasing M-C-I, the nation's second largest long distance
carrier, for 37 billion dollars.
The deal was reached after WorldCom increased its previous offer by more
than 20 percent.
The new company will be called M-C-I WorldCom with more than 30 billion
dollars in annual revenue.
An Orlando, Florida hospital has been flooded with phone calls from people
who want to adopt a newborn found over the weekend at Walt Disney World.
The baby girl was found in a restroom in the Magic Kingdom's tomorrow land.
Authorities say the baby had just been born and was in a toilet. The seven
pound infant is reported in stable condition and doing well.
The mother has not been found.
Nurses at the hospital are calling her the Tommorrowland baby.
Law enforcement experts have no new evidence in the deaths of three
Spotsylvania County girls.
They fear the killer's trail may be growing cold.
Sofia Silva was abducted and killed more than a year ago.
And sisters Kristin and Kati Lisk were killed six months ago.
Former F-B-I profiler Robert Ressler said such cases are usually solved in
the first few days or weeks.
The longer they go on, he said, the
more they dry up.
Officials have no witnesses to either abduction.
The serial killer theory is based on D-N-A tests and other evidence.
Covington and Clifton Forge will share 42- thousand dollars to help reduce
teenage pregnancies and assist programs providing role models for young
The money is part of a two- million dollar federal grant doled out to six
SOT 10.33.47 - 10.33.57
IN Q=Many times they
((DR. MOLLY RUTLEDGE/ALLEGHANY-ROANOKE HEALTH DISTRICT: MANY TIMES THEY NEED A
ROLE MODEL ON HOW TO MAKE LIFE DECISIONS, HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR BABIES,
WHAT SORT OF ENVIRONMENT IS HEALTHY FOR THEIR BABIES TO GROW IN.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Molly Rutledge/Alleghany-Roanoke Health District;
OUT Q=to grow in.
There was an eight percent increase in the teen birth rate in the Alleghany
Highlands from 19-90 to 19-94.
And, a study reported almost five-thousand women and infants in need of
health services in January of this year.
SOT 10.35.14 - 10.35.33
IN Q=The Alleghany is
((THE ALLEGHANY IS GEOGRAPHICALLY ISOLATED SO OFTEN THE SERVICES THAT MIGHT BE
AVAILABLE IN ROANOKE DON'T EXPAND ALL THE WAY TO THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS. THE
POPULATION BASE TOO IS NOT HUGE TO OTHER CITIES SO IT DOESN'T DRAW IN DOLLARS
THAT SAY RICHMOND OR PETERSBURG WOULD.))
OUT Q=or Petersburg would.
Rutledge says part of the money will be used to start programs for young
fathers as well.
GRAPHIC=Dads from a Distance
After a divorce, some fathers spend thousands of dollars fighting in the
courts for custody of their children.
It's a fight that many lose but ultimately say was worth the effort.
SOT 13.28.02 - 13.28.28 - tape 6
IN Q=I lost almost
((BARRY KOPLEN/DIVORCED FATHER: I LOST ALMOST EVERYTHING, BUT I GOT MY CHILDREN
BACK. YOU CAN ALWAYS START OVER FINANCIALLY WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR CHILDREN, IF
YOU LOSE THEM FOR TOO LONG, THOSE FRAGILE BONDS THAT YOU HAVE WITH THEM JUST
GET LOST AND THEY GET DISPLACED AND THE CHILDREN FORGET WHO THEIR PARENTS
SUPER=01-Barry Koplen/Divorced Father;
OUT Q=their parents are.
take full screen pinnacle board
On News 7 at Six and Eleven
Stacey Martin will have part one of Dads from a Distance--a four part
in-depth look at the custody battles and how they affect fathers and their
Veteran's Day may be tomorrow, but some folks in Floyd got a jump on the
Their first-ever Veterans Day Parade made its way through the streets
Scott Goldberg has the story.
IN Q=The town of
SUPER=01-Hal McGrath/Parade Organizer; :15
SUPER=01-Walter Overstreet/World War II Veteran; :37
SUPER=01-Henry Shelor/World War II Veteran; :53
OUT Q=SG, News 7
(( The town of Floyd decided it wasn't doing enough to honor its veterans.
So this year, instead of holding its annual, and traditionally brief,
Veterans Day ceremony...
The town decided to round up its troops and march down Main Street.
IN Q=We need to do more
((HAL MCGRATH/ PARADE ORGANIZER: WE NEED TO DO MORE THAN JUST HAVE A LITTLE
CEREMONY IN FRONT OF THE COURTHOUSE. I SAID WE NEED A BIG PARADE.))
OUT Q=a big parade
McGrath is a retired Navy captain who spent years living overseas.
But his story is just one of more than 50 in the parade.
Air Force pilot Walter Overstreet spent a year in a German prison
camp...where he says he lost 90-pounds eating boiled alfalfa and potatoes.
IN Q=The problem was food
((WALTER OVERSTREET/AIR FORCE VETERAN: I THOUGHT IT TASTED A LITTLE ODD. AND
THAT'S AN UNDERSTATEMENT.))
OUT Q= AN UNDERSTATEMENT
It was a day for veterans like Overstreet to meet with old buddies look back
with pride at the service they gave their country.
But not everyone was there to tell war stories.
((HENRY SHELO/WORLD WAR II VET: WELL WE DON'T TALK ABOUT THINGS THAT FAR AWAY.
WE TALK ABOUT NEIGHBORS AND WHAT WE DO IN OUR SPARE TIME.))
OUT Q= our spare time.
At this Veterans Day parade, the neighbors were out in force.. painting the
town in red, white and blue.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Floyd. ))
The Skyline Drive could soon have some competition for tourists.
Business leaders in southwest Virginia are trying to get the Coalfields
Expressway built along the mountain ridges in their region.
This road would also have another purpose.
It would move workers and products to and from the coal-mining region.
Officials think the road can bring in new industry to reduce dependence on
Such an expressway from Pound to Interstate 77 was approved in 19-95 by
Congress, but it isn't yet funded.
The cost could be anywhere from
357- million dollars to 880- million dollars, depending on the route chosen.
Athletes of all kinds competed yesterday as the Star City hosted this
weekend's Special Olympics.
It's the Special Olympics Fall Tournament - an annual competition for
athletes from across Virginia.
Besides soccer, there were three other events yesterday: roller skating,
volleyball and bowling.
The Special Olympians spend most of the year training for these kind of
events, as well as winter and summer games.
Organizers say it's always rewarding to watch the participants battle it out
on the field.
IN Q= I think it's a feel-good thing
((VALERIE REINFORD/SPECIAL OLYMPICS: I THINK IT'S A FEEL-GOOD THING TO SEE THE
ATHLETES ARE REALLY ENJOYING THEMSELVES AND PERFORMING WELL. AND WE'VE HAD A
LOT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT OUT HERE TO CHEER THEM ON.))
SUPER=01-Valerie Reinford/Special Olympics
OUT Q=cheer them on.
Next up for Virginia Special Olympics is the Winter Games.
Those take place at the Wintergreen ski resort in January.
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SUPER=332-Cloudy/with Showers/33-36/Morning Clouds/Partly Sunny/43-47;
SUPER=333-Mostly/Cloudy/33-37/Morning Clouds/Partly Sunny/42-46;
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Impulse buying can add up after time.
Scott Goldberg has more in this week's edition of Common Sense.
IN Q= If you add
SUPER=01-Grady Cash/Center for Financial Well-Being; :19
OUT Q=I'm SG
(( If you add up all the cash you've spent on impulse items -- things you
don't need but you buy anyway -- you will most likely find a nice wad of money
that went to waste.
Grady Cash, of the Center for Financial Well-Being in Florida, says
overcoming your impulses will improve your financial health.
COMMON SENSE #1
IN Q= one of the keys
((GRADY CASH/CENTER FOR FINANCIAL WELL-BEING: ONE OF THE KEYS, I THINK -- IN
ADDITION TO GETTING THE RIGHT ATTITUDE -- IS DETERMINING WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE.
MOST PEOPLE ARE SO BUSY THEY DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT THEY WANT. THEY'RE IN THE
MALL, THEY SEE SOMETHING THEY WANT, THEY CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE THEY WANT
MORE AT THE TIME, SO THEY BUY IT. IF, INSTEAD, THEY HAVE GOALS AND VALUES IN
LIFE, THEY CAN AVOID MAKING IMPULSIVE PURCHASES AND INSTEAD FOCUS ON THE THINGS
THAT THEY REALLY TRULY WANT.))
OUT Q=really truly want.
Cash says next time you see something you think you want, you should price it
at three different stores.
If you end up buying it, at least you'll get the best possible deal.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.
TAPE#net (edit of RS97-1)
Washington upped their record to 6 and 4 with a win over Detroit.
SUPER=03-Raljon, MD/FOX Sports;
Gus Frerotte fakes the handoff and hits James Jenkins on the 2 yard
touchdown pass and the Redskins were up 10 to nothing.
After leading 13 to nothing at the half the Redskins opened the third
quarter capping a 9 play, 77 yard drive when Terry Allen dives through tackles
to make it 20 to nothing.
Frank Reich left after a hard hit and Former U-V-A quarterback Matt
SUPER=30-Washington/30/Detroit/7/; Blundin came in but his first pass was
intercepted by Darryl Pounds who returns it for the score and Washington Wins
it 30 to 7.
TAPE#net (edit of CP97-1)
The Carolina Panthers left Colorado without scoring a single point.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/NBC Sports; :
The first of Darrien Gordon's two punt returns came in the first quarter he
takes off down the field for the 82 yard return putting the Broncos on top by a
score of 7 to nothing.
Carolina's Kerry Collins was sacked 4 times and threw three
SUPER=30-Denver/34/Carolina/0/; interceptions including this one picked off
by Tyrone Braxton and returned for a 28 yard T-D Denver downs Carolina 34 to
TAPE#net (edit of FB97-3)
The Dallas Cowboys got back to the 500 mark with a 24 to 6 win over the
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/FOX Sports;
Dallas trailed until the second quarter when Troy Aikman puts it in the air
and hits Herschel Walker on the 11 yard touchdown pass and the Cowboys took the
lead 10 to 6.
Dallas scored two running touchdowns SUPER=30-Dallas/24/Arizona/6/;one
when Emmitt Smith scores from the five for only his second T-D of the season
and Dallas beats Arizona 24 to 6.
TAPE#net (edit of S7-8)
Virginia Wesleyan beat Eastern Mennonite in the ODAC Soccer championship.
SUPER=03-Salem/Royals vs Marlins; :
Wesleyan led 2 to 1 after the first half of the game.
The Marlins try to take advantage when the Mennonite goalie gets out of
position, but Jason Loder fills the hole and the game remained 2 to 1.
The Royals would come back and on SUPER=34-Virginia Wesleyan/4/E.
Mennonite/3/;this play the ball is booted in front of the net and Yoder scores
the goal to tie it at 2 but Wesleyan wins it in 3 overtimes 4 to 3.
GRAPHIC=PGA Tour Logo
Davis Love the Third won the Kapalua Invitational in Hawaii. He shot a 5
under par 68 for a three shot win. He finished at 22 under par.
SUPER=03-Myrtle Beach, SC; :
But the big winner yesterday was on the Senior Tour. Gil Morgan shot a
final round 71 to finish at 16 under par to win the Senior Tour Championship.
He earned 328-thousand dollars pushing him over the 2-million dollar mark in
earnings this year.
Literature buffs aren't the only ones who see books as works of art.
Four sculptors and several dozen artists amassed a collection that speaks
This may look like a wall filled with books, but it's really wallpaper.
The artists try to illustrate different aspects of books, from farming books
turned into small vehicles to psychoanalytic interpretations cut into sections
and turned into a train.