Iraq today is showing no signs of backing down.
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For the eighth time in nine days, Iraq has turned away a U-N weapons
inspection team because it included Americans.
Saddam Hussein says he will continue to halt inspections until ALL Americans
team members are out of Iraq, calling them spies.
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In New York yesterday, Iraq's Deputy Prime minister told the U-N the
government will not bend.
(( TARIQ AZIZ/IRAQI DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER:IF ANY BODY IN THE SECURITY COUNCIL
THANKS HE'S GOING TO SCARE IRAQ WITH FURTHER SANCTIONS I'M TELLING HIM
OUTRIGHT HE CAN NOT SCARE US. ))
SUPER=01-Tariq Aziz/Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister;
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U-S and British diplomats at the U-N are said to be crafting a resolution
condemning Iraq for not cooperating with weapon inspectors.
A Security Council diplomat says the U-S has backed off from asking the
council to declare Iraq in breach of the 19-91 Persian Gulf War cease-fire.
That declaration could pave the way for military action.
As part of veteran's day, people across the country are remembering those
who served their
In Washington, DC hundreds passed by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial reading
the names on what is known as "the wall."
Later today a special ceremony will be held at the Memorial to mark its 15th
At Arlington National Cemetery, President Clinton layed a wreath at the
Tomb of the Unknowns.
The tomb contains the remains of unknown servicemen from World War One,
World War Two, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
In Paris, French President Jacques Chirac laid flowers today at the tomb of
his country's unknown soldier.
It was to commemorate the 79th anniversary of Armistice Day, which marks the
end of World War one.
At least eight million people died in World War One, which officially ended
at 11 a.m. on November 11th 19-18.
British Au Pair Louise Woodward is a free woman today, but she can't go home
to England just yet.
She's barred from leaving Massachusetts until the prosecution's appeal of her
sentence reduction is complete.
Yesterday judge Hiller Zobel reduced her murder conviction to manslaughter
and set her free.
The 19- year- old was originally sentenced to life in prison with the
chance for parole after 15 years for the murder of eight- month- old Matthew
Eappen (E- PEN).
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((ANDREW GOOD/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: ))
SUPER=01-Andrew Good/Defense Attorney
OUT Q=resolved that finally.
Judge Zobel sentenced Woodward to 279 days or time already served, roughly
the same amount of time Matthew Eappen lived.
A day after convicting a Pakistani man of fatally shooting C-I-A workers
outside of the agency's Langley headquarters, jurors will hear testimony to
determine his sentence.
Yesterday jurors convicted (meer eye-MAHL' KAH'-see) Mir Aimal Kasi of the
SUPER=03-Langley/January 25, 1993;
Prosecutors say Kasi was out to avenge the U-S bombing of Iraq during the
The jury will recommend either a death sentence or life in prison based on
the testimony at today's penalty hearing.
Virginia Tech's Chief of Police says the student who fell from an eighth
story dormitory window to her death WAS legally drunk.
Eighteen- year- old Melinda Somers' body was found in the grass in front of
Slusher Hall a little more than a week ago.
Virginia Tech police won't reveal the young woman's blood alcohol content.
But the campus' chief of police says further details will be released at a
press conference scheduled later today.
One person is dead after a massive fire broke out early this morning at an
Indianapolis propane storage facility.
The fire caused a series of explosions, sending fireballs
hundreds of feet into the sky.
Fire authorities say a worker apparently suffered a heart attack
when the blasts started and died at the hospital.
No word on what caused the
It's not a pretty picture this afternoon for employees with Eastman Kodak.
The photo giant is trimming ten-thousand jobs from its payroll, that's ten
percent of its workforce.
Kodak says it's part of a billion dollar restructuring plan aimed at
reviving sluggish sales and
Sundays have made the difference in jobs and production at Danville's
The company says it cannot make enough tires at the plant, since union
members refuse to work on Sunday.
So it's investing 15-million dollars in the Topeka Kansas plant instead --
where employees WILL work around the clock.
The Danville plant -- which offers the city's highest pay rate -- is no
longer hiring --
It's also shipping tire machines to more productive plants.
IN Q=In the works
((KORI REED/PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER: IN THE WORKS ARE PLANS TO MOVE TWO OF
THE TIRE ASSEMBLY MACHINES OUT OF THE DANVILLE PLANT TO OTHER LOCATIONS THAT DO
HAVE CONTINUOUS OPERATIONS -- SO WE CAN MEET THE DEMAND FOR MEDIUM RADIAL TRUCK
SUPER=01-Kori Reed/Public Relations Manager;
OUT Q=medium radial truck tires
Some Danville employees say they expect layoffs -- but managers will not
As Virginia's 130 commissioners of revenue meet this week in Roanoke, one
popular topic of conversation is the governor-elect's pledge to eliminate the
Andrew Freiden has this report.
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SUPER=01-Ross Mugler/Hampton Comm. of Revenue; :23
SUPER=01-Gerri Whiting/Arlington Co. Comm. of Revenue; :33
OUT Q=news 7, Roanoke
(( Most of the commissioners say the car tax is too high--
They're not just not convinced Gilmore can deliver what he promised.
((MONTE MAYS/APPOMATTOX COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE: THE CAR TAX WILL
BE RELIEVED SOMEWHAT, BUT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE IT ELIMINATED ENTIRELY NOT
ANYWHERE SOON. ))
((ROSS MUGLER/HAMPTON COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE: THERE IS SOME RELIEF THAT'S
NEEDED, I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WILL BE ABLE TO DO WHEN THEY
MEET IN RICHMOND, BUT NO TAX RELIEF WILL BE ENACTED UNTIL 1999. ))
((GERRY WHITING/ARLINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE: I DON'T BELIEVE
THE STATE WILL EVER HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY US BACK, EVEN MORE THAN THAT THEY'VE
NEVER PAID ON THE OTHER MONEY WE WERE SUPPOSED TO GET. ))
Roanoke County's Commissioner of the Revenue is the president of this
And Wayne Compton made sure his colleagues mixed business with pleasure.
A Marilyn Monroe impersonator broke the serious mood--
IN Q=CAR TAX
The Professional organization is meeting in Roanoke all this week.
Marilyn Monroe, however, is not.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Roanoke.))
A spree of weekend vandalism in Floyd has some residents and authorities
worried about its motive.
Several residents along New Town Road found their property splattered with
orange paint when they woke up Sunday morning.
Overnight, somebody apparently drove through the predominantly black
neighborhood, targeting cars AND a church.
Residents say this is NOT the first time vandals have hit their neighborhood.
IN Q=whether it's a racial thing
((HARRY JOHNSON: WHETHER IT'S A RACIAL THING OR NOT, I'M NOT SURE. BUT WE DO
KNOW THE PROBLEM'S GETTING OUT OF HAND. AND WE FEEL THAT THERE'S A GREAT
POSSIBILITY THAT SOMEONE DEFINITELY COULD GET HURT. ))
OUT Q=could get hurt.
Authorities say they aren't sure whether this was an isolated event, or if
it's linked to other reports of vandalism over the last year.
They broke ground this Veteran's Day for a monument marking the liberation
of France during World War Two.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave
Keith Humphry is at the sight of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:greatest conflict in the history of mankind.)
SUPER=01-Col. Robert Doughty/West Point History Professor;
OUT Q=A company.
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave
(Q:What was the mood at the ceremony today?)
In January, when Jim Gilmore moves into the Governor's Mansion, George Allen
plans to join a big Richmond law firm.
Allen will be a full partner at McGuire, Woods, Battle and Boothe, one of
the nation's largest law practices.
He'll focus on business law.
McGuire, Woods beat out two other Richmond firms, Hunton and Williams, and
Mays and Valentine, for Allen's services.
Jim Gilmore's election made history with the Republican sweep of the top
three offices, now his wife is set to make another Virginia first.
Virginia's future first spouse will apparently be the first to hold a paying
job outside the home -- or in this case, the mansion.
Mrs. Gilmore is just a dissertation shy of being "Doctor" Gilmore.
She teaches classical history at Randolph Macon College just north of
IN Q=I'm also an
((ROXANE GILMORE/FUTURE FIRST LADY: I'M ALSO AN INDIVIDUAL AND HAVE WORKED
VERY HARD IN MY CAREER AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE IT. I THINK JIM AND I HAVE
HAD A GREAT PARTNERSHIP OVER THE YEARS WHERE EACH OF US HAS RESPECTED THE
OTHER'S GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS.))
SUPER=01-Roxane Gilmore/Future First Lady;
OUT Q=goals and aspirations.
Governor- elect Gilmore calls his wife "a great intellect."
She has the highest education of any modern first lady.
Celebration was the curriculum of the day at one Montgomery County
Elementary school yesterday.
((NATURAL SOUND FROM PARADE. ))
The parade was held yesterday afternoon to thank everyone involved in
helping Riner Elementary win a National Blue Ribbon-- for excellence in
There are 85-thousand elementary and middle schools across the nation.
So former principal Keith Rowland says its truly an honor to be one of just
262 schools selected for recognition.
IN Q=You have
((KEITH ROWLAND/FORMER RINER ELEM. PRINCIPAL: YOU HAVE TO HAVE GOOD KIDS AND
YOU HAVE TO HAVE VERY SUPPORTIVE PARENTS AND I THINK THAT WAS A BIG KEY
INGREDIENTS TO OUR SUCCESS.
DEBBIE SNELLINGS/RINER ELEMENTARY TEACHER:IT TOOK EVERY TEACHER IN THE
BUILDING, PARENTS CAME IN AND HELPED US WHILE WE WORKED ON THE DOCUMENT, EVEN
STUDENTS TEACHERS HELPED US, SO IT WAS JUST EVERYBODY HELPING US. ))
SUPER=01-Keith Rowland/Former Principal; :00
SUPER=01-Debbie Snellings/Riner Elementary Teacher; :09
OUT Q=helping us.
School officials also credit community support.
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Rocky Mount may soon be sporting a new look.
Residents offered their opinions on how to best revitalize the downtown area
at a public workshop yesterday.
Suggestions include opening a movie theater in town, beautifying the
entrances, and establishing bonds with Ferrum College and the lake community.
IN Q=You look everywhere
((ANN COOK/RESIDENT:YOU LOOK EVERYWHERE AND THERE'S A GORGEOUS VIEW. THIS IS
THE COUNTY SEAT AND WE REALLY NEED TO BEAUTIFY TO KEEP UP WITH THE REST OF THE
OUT Q=the county
IN Q=Utility poles
((DAVID PYLES/ARCHITECT:UTILITY POLES THAT KIND OF GIVE THE MAIN STREET FEEL
MORE OF AN INDUSTRIAL LOOK AND YOU HAVE THESE...ARCHITECTURAL DETAILED WAY))
OUT Q=detailed way
The old Norfolk Southern Depot is one of the first projects to be transformed
by the Main Street renovation plan.
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The word from Baltimore is the Orioles are excepted to name Ray
Miller as manager this afternoon.
Miller reportedly met with owner Peter Angelos to finalize a contract
While he served as the Birds pitching coach they compiled the best E-R-A in
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The 49ers clipped the wings of Philadelphia on the Monday night gridiron.
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Merton Hanks opened the scoring by returning a fumble 38 yards for a
touchdown before Chuck Levy (LEE'-vee) scored on a 73-yard punt return.
Yet another fumble proved advantageous for the niners as Curtis Buckley's
fumble recovery set up another T-D.
The Eagles got on the board with third-string quarterback Bobby
Hoying hitting Chad Lewis with one-14 remaining.
San Francisco won it 24-to-12; their ninth straight victory.
The final Associated Press Top 10 high school football poll is out.
And as the playoffs get set to begin, here's where some of Friday Football
Extra's members ended up.
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OUT Q=MS, N7, Sports.
(( The Fleming Colonels, Friday Football Extra's top team was beaten last
Friday by PH, but the Colonels stay in the poll as our lone Group Three-A
representative. But Fleming does drop three spots from third to 6th.
The Group Two A ranks are again led by a couple of Seminole teams as
district champ Jefferson Forest is fourth, Brookville 5th, Carroll County 7th,
and Graham and Heritage are tied for ninth.
In the Single A rankings Radford and Rural Retreat continue to carry the
The Bobcats are 7th, with the Indians 9th for the second straight week.))
The Hokies' victory over Miami on Saturday solidified their spot atop the Big
East standings, and yesterday the man who sealed the deal on Saturday
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night was named Big East defensive player of the week.
Hokie Pierson Prioleau had 7 tackles, a sack, and this interception on
Miami's two point try that would have tied the game had it been successful.
WIPE WIPE WIPE
A high speed police chase that began in Montgomery County
has ended near downtown Roanoke.
State Police pursued a car with two people, reportedly at speeds nearing 100
miles per hour, on Route 81.
The car got off at an exit near Salem and continued into southwest Roanoke.
The pursuit ended near Franklin Road.
There were no injuries.
We'll have more details on News 7 at Five and Six.
and on a lighter note...
The many signs of fame...thousands of fans, dolls in your honor and parrots
that can sing your songs.
The Spice Girls now have "parrot power" to reinforce their "girl power."
Billy, the Blue Fronted Amazon has learned the song "Mama."
His owner said he picked up the tune after she played the song "quite a