A new threat from Iraq-
It's booted American weapons inspectors from the nation
and now warns it will shoot down a U-S spy plane this weekend.
((TARIQ AZIZ/IRAQI DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER: WE ARE NOT SCARED OF THE THREATS MADE
BY THE AMERICANS.))
SUPER=01-Tariq Aziz/Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister;
OUT Q=by the Americans.
The six American inspectors rolled out of Iraq- They'll drive through the
desert 12 hours because Iraq denied them permission to fly tomorrow.
((WE WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS ILLEGAL SEPARATION OF NATIONALISITES. THEREFORE I
WILL WITHDRAW ALL UNSCOM STAFF TOMORROW.))
SUPER=01-Amb. Richard Butler/U.N. Chief Weapons Inspector;
OUT Q=STAFF TOMORROW.
78 U-N Weapons inspectors in all will leave.
For the first time since the Gulf War no one is watching Iraq's weapons of
U-N security council members ARE back at work tonight.
Sources say there's disagreement over pulling most U-N inspectors from Iraq.
A speeding car hit a school bus full of children in Detroit-
The car's driver- who ran through a stop sign- is dead.
More than 57 students are hurt- four remain hospitalized tonight.
The bus flipped over on impact, slammed against a utilty pole and became
wrapped around it.
People nearby rushed to help.
((GEORGE WHITENER/WITNESS: WE JUST SEEN THE BUS FLIP OVER IN FRONT OF THE
WINDOWS. WE RAN OUT HERE AND HE STARTED BREAKING OUT BACKBOARD AND BREAKING OUT
THE SIDE WINDOWS TO TRY AND PULL THE KIDS OUT.))
OUT Q=pull the kids out."
None of the injuries appear life threatening.
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A class field trip ended with a trip to the hospital for some students in
The school bus they were riding in skidded and flipped over on an
More than a dozen students were hurt- two seriously.
The weather was rainy and foggy at the time of the crash.
A group of teenagers escaped serious harm following an accident this
A tractor-trailer hit a van, and a car with four teenagers in it, on Route
220 in Botetourt County.
The accident near Lord Botetourt High School this morning sent seven people
to the hospital.
State police say the truck came off Interstate 81 onto Route 220, and hit a
The van hit a car carrying four Lord Botetourt students.
Both vehicles slammed into a concrete divider, and the tractor trailer
rolled on top of the van.
The students suffered cuts and bruises.
The driver of the van hurt his shoulder, and was taken by helicopter to
Carilion-Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The driver of the tractor trailer was charged with reckless driving.
Four hundred workers at the Celco plant in Narrows are getting a holiday
vacation they did not ask for.
Starting December fifth, the employees will be laid off for three weeks.
The Celanese (sell-uh-NEEZ) plant is calling the layoff a "temporary
Management says "slow market conditions" have reduced the demand for Celanese
The plant makes fibers used in clothes and industrial products.
South Boston could double in size -- thanks to a new agreement forged
tonight with Halifax County.
Halifax County is giving South Boston acres of farm land, plus two highly
prized commercial areas -- Centerville and Riverdale.
But the county refused to turn over its industries -- saying they are
essential to the county's survival.
IN Q=Your industrial base
((DAN SLEEPER/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: YOUR INDUSTRIAL BASE FOR US, RIGHT NOW
PARTICULARLY. WE HAVE TOBACCO ISSUES. WE HAVE AGRICULTURE THAT NEEDS TO GROW.
WE'VE GOT THE PROBLEMS WITH JOBS AND A HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE. WE CAN'T
AFFORD TO CREATE AN UNFRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE TO INDUSTRIES.))
SUPER=01-Dan Sleeper/Halifax Co. Administrator;
OUT Q=atmosphere to industries
South Boston leaders had threatened to sue -- if the county did not sign a
land agreement by December first.
IN Q=We're most proud
((GLEN ABERNATHY/SOUTH BOSTON MAYOR: WE'RE MOST PORUD OF ACHIEVING AN AGREEMENT
WITHOUT HAVING TO GO TO COURT. TO BE ABLE TO SIT DOWN SENSIBLY AND DISCUSS THE
ISSUES AND WORK ON OUR PROBLEMS TOGETHER.))
SUPER=01-Glen Abernathy/South Boston Mayor;
OUT Q=problems together
The deal is not yet final -- first there will be a public hearing.
The county still needs to hash out similar land issues with the town of
When we return, a massive fire destroys a Washington apartment complex,
and we'll see how A-E-P's prooposed high voltage power line is generating more
The search goes on for victims in an apartment complex fire in Washington
One person is dead- and 12 others are missing.
The 140 unit went up in flames this morning
Many residents were rescued from balconies with ladders.
The fire department has a list of residents whose cars were at the scene who
had not reported to work.
For years, West Virginia residents led the opposition to a proposed high
voltage power line.
That's changing now A-E-P has moved the route to include more of Southwest
Teresa Hamilton has more.
IN Q=American Electric
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Delbert Jones/Power Line Opponent; :29
SUPER=01-Joyce Smith/Power Line Opponent; :50
SUPER=01-John Dodson/Power Line Opponent; 1:25
SUPER=01-Todd Burns/AEP Spokesman; 1:45
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.
American Electric Power's desire to build a 765- kilovolt line, through
Montgomery County isn't sitting too well with homeowners like Delbert Jones.
IN Q=We were
((DELBERT JONES/POWER LINE OPPONENT:WE WERE VERY SHOCKED BY IT. ))
OUT Q=by it.
Jones has lived in the Norris Run community, outside Blacksburg, for less
than a year.
Ironically, it's where he and his wife settled after plans to build the
Smart Highway forced them to move from their Blacksburg home.
Jones is concerned some people don't understand the potential impact of the
IN Q=It seems
((DELBERT JONES/POWER LINE OPPONENT:IT IS, SEEMS TO BE, THE LOCAL CONCEPTION
THAT IS NOT AFFECTING ANYBODY AND IT'S ONLY IN NATIONAL FOREST LAND, WELL THIS
COMMUNITY OVER A HUNDRED HOMES. ))
In fact, some of Jones' neighbors, are the most vocal.
Residents, like Joyce Smith, concerned about property values and health
IN Q=You've got
((JOYCE SMITH/POWER LINE OPPONENT: YOU'VE GOT THE WELLS, THE SPRINGS, SOME OF
THESE PEOPLE DEPEND ON THEIR LAND FOR THEIR LIVELIHOOD, IT'S A LEGACY THEY
HOPES TO PASS DOWN TO THEIR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN. ))
John Dodson doesn't live in Montgomery County-- but understands where Smith's
IN Q=It was
((JOHN DODSON/POWER LINE OPPONENT:IT WAS KIND OF LIKE A NIGHTMARE COMING
OUT Q=coming true.
Dodson lives in Bland County-- which is also included along AEP's new
The new path enters Virginia through Tazewell County, before snaking its way
through Bland, Giles and Montgomery County-- on its way to Cloverdale.
IN Q=I think
((JOHN DODSON/POWER LINE OPPONENT: I THINK THIS IS JUST A HIGHWAY TO CARRY
CHEAP POWER FROM THE MIDWEST WHICH IS GOING TO BE GENERATED WITH COAL THAT IS
GOING TO CAUSE MORE POLLUTION IN THE MOUNTAINS AND KILL MORE TREES AND THEY'RE
GOING TO SELL IT TO THE NORTH EAST.))
AEP spokesman, Todd Burns disagrees, saying energy demands have increased,
in this region, as much as 136- percent.
IN Q=We anticipate
((TODD BURNS/AEP SPOKESMAN:WE ANTICIPATE THAT BY THE YEAR, 2002, THE EARLIEST
WE CAN HAVE THE LINE IN SERVICE, ENERGY DEMANDS ARE GOING TO BE THREE TIMES
ALMOST WHAT THEY WERE, WHEN WE BUILT OUR LAST LINE IN 1973. ))
OUT Q=in 1973.
American Electric Power is familiar with opposition.
The company has been trying to build a high voltage line from Wyoming
County, West Virginia since the early 1990's.
The original route was abandoned after much controversy over the sensitivity
of the New River and Sinking Creek Valley.
Those who're now fighting the power line-- hope those same concerns will be
addressed in terms of Pandapas Pond, McCoy Falls and Caldwell Fields-- all
recreation areas in close proximity to the proposed line.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
GRAPHIC=Dads From a Distance
Court ordered visitation is what many divorced fathers are left if they lose
physical custody of their youngsters.
While dads often complain that a weekend here and there is not enough time
with their child, it's up to them to make the most of it.
Take Fullscreen Dads From a Distance
In the final installment of her series "Dads from a Distance", Stacey Martin
looks at ways to make visitations--time well spent.
IN Q=I just try
SUPER=01-Joe Jennings/Father; :00
SUPER=01-Sallie Noonkester/Counselor; :35
SUPER=01-Harvey Lutins/Lawyer; 1:38
OUT Q=SM, News 7.
SOT 16.37.24 - 16.37.30
IN Q=I just try
((JOE JENNINGS/FATHER: I JUST TRY TO DO THE BEST THAT I CAN FOR HIM. I WANT TO
BE THERE FOR HIM BECAUSE MY FATHER WASN'T THERE FOR ME.))
OUT Q=there for me.
While many divorced dads such as Jennings want to make the best of the time
they spend with their children, they're unsure of how to go about it--where
once they had unlimited access to their youngsters, they're now faced with new
Activites such as visits to the park are fun and interactive for both parent
and child, but counselors say constant communication and reassurance are even
more essential for young children coping with divorce.
SOT 15.19.07 - 15.19.35 (tape 4)
IN Q=Because they are
((SALLIE NOONKESTER/COUNSELOR: BECAUSE THEY ARE EGOCENTRIC THEY TEND TO LOOK
BACK AND SAY, IS IT BECAUSE I DIDN'T PICK-UP MY TOYS, BECAUSE I REMEMBER DADDY
YELLING AT ME FOR NOT PICKING UP MY TOYS, OR IS IT BECAUSE I WOULDN'T GO TO BED
AND THEY TEND TO MAKE UP EXPLANATIONS OF THEIR OWN, SO IT IS VERY IMPORTANT IN
THAT AGE GROUP THAT PARENTS PROBABLY REPETITIVELY EXPLAIN WHY THIS IS HAPPENING
THAT IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT AND SO FORTH.))
OUT Q=and so forth.
Noonkester also says that small gestures go a long way with children--such
as remembering birthdays with a card and attending afterschool sports
While Jennings and other fathers would like more time with their kids--the
prospects don't appear to be too bright.
Recent efforts to encourage more joint custody arrangements under the legal
guidelines of "what's in the best interest of the child" have largely failed.
And, some lawyers feel while social trends may be changing for the better,
recognizing the important role of the father, legal trends are not keeping
cover the last part of the bite below with video of fathers and children
SOT 01.03.52 - 02.04.37 (tape 8)
IN Q=I think it's
((HARVEY LUTINS/LAWYER: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE SWINGING MORE TOWARDS FATHERS
WITH FATHERS AWARDED PROBABLY MORE CUSTODY OR THEY'RE GOING TO BE GIVEN
EXTENDED MORE ELABORATE CONTACT OR VISITATION OR WORDS OR VOICES IN THEIR
AND THEN IT'S GOING TO SWING BACKWARDS AND RETURN PRETTY MUCH TO TRADITION
WHERE MOTHERS ARE PRIMARY CUSTODIAL PARENTS WHERE FATHERS..HAVE A SAY IN THE
UNUSUAL HAPPENINGS IN A CHILD'S LIFE.))
SOT 11.07.32 - 11.07.07 tape 7
IN Q=One encouraging sign
((ONE ENCOURAGING SIGN ABOUT CHILD CUSTODY BATTLES IS THAT ONLY 10 PERCENT ARE
SETTLED IN A COURTROOMM AND MANY LEGAL EXPERTS AGREE THAT IT'S BEST FOR
DIVORCING COUPLES TO TRY TO SETTLE THEIR DIFFERENCES OR SEEK MEDIATION BEFORE
LEAVING IT UP TO A JUDGE.))
OUT Q=to a judge.
Coming up next on the newscast, local skaters are finally skating on thin
and would be gamblers have a new place to spend their money AND its a lot
closer to home.
IN Q=I'm not
OUT Q=in the backyard.
Since this summer, two ice rinks have been battling to capture the Roanoke
Tonight, one of those rinks is ready for business.
The Ice Palace officially opened its doors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony this
Workers were busy putting together the final touches...
While management escorted V-I-P's on a tour of the new facility.
The Ice Palace is expected to get some major competition when a downtown ice
rink opens next year.
But today, the Ice Palace developer said HIS rink should be more than enough
to satisfy Roanoke skaters.
IN Q=I don't think in my eyes
((ALLAN HARVIE/DEVELOPER: I DON'T THINK, IN MY EYES, IT WOULD BE A VERY SMART
BUSINESS MOVE TO PUT ANOTHER RINK IN THIS CITY.))
OUT Q= in this city
The downtown ice rink will include a 12-screen movie theater when it opens.
It also will be the official practice facility for the Roanoke Express.
Developers say work on the downtown building should start in March.
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SUPER=331-Light Rain/Wind NE-15/33-36/More Light/Rain/44-46;
SUPER=332-Light Rain/Continues/33-35/Light Rain/Continues/40-42;
SUPER=333-Cold Rain/Wind NE-10/33-36/More Rain/Wind NE-10/40-45;
SUPER=334-Pockets Of/Rain/33-36/Drizzle And/Fog Likely/35-39;
SUPER=03-Hampton, GA; :00
After a week off, the Winston Cup circuit is back on track outside of Atlanta
this weekend for the season finale, the NAPA 500.
Jeff Gordon comes in with a slim 77 point lead on Dale Jarrett in the points,
with Mark Martin just 87 behind.
IN Q="the championship...
((JEFF GORDON/WINSTON CUP POINTS LEADER:))
((DALE JARRETT/TRAILS GORDON BY 77 POINTS:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Winston Cup Points Leader; :00
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Trails Gordon by 77 Points; :13
OUT Q=....IS ONE HIM."
Today's forecast is for 50 degree temperatures and maybe a thunderstorm for
The Virginia Tech Hokies continue to tune up for their season opener next
Friday night, by taking on Court Authority at the Cassell tonight in an
The Hokie Bird led the players onto the court tonight for what shaped up to
be a tough test against the cast for former college stars.
And Court Authority opened up by shooting the lights out. Vince Wilson, from
Anderson Junior College swishes the long three.
Navy Transfer Eddie Lucas, who will be counted on heavily this year helps
Tech keep pace with a three of his own.
Coach Bobby Hussey would also get a good look at prized freshman Jenis
Grindstaff who drives, hangs, and hits the hoops he had 26 points.
Lucas would then go inside himself and scores with the aid of a pump fake.
SUPER=33-Court Authority/68/Va. Tech/78/Overtime;
The Hokies win it in overtime 78-to-68.
They play Tennessee Martin next Friday night.
Let's now slip into the girl's single A high school ranks with regional
semi-final action last night in Hillsville.
SUPER=03-Hillsville/Ft. Chiswell vs. Glenvar; :00
Glenvar coach Bryan Harvey and his Lady Highlanders started the second half
with an eight point lead over Danny Jonas and his Lady Pioneers.
Glenvar built up a cushion in the third quarter as Mandy Williams goes
downcourt to Katrina Williams who drains the two pointer.
But Ft. Chiswell kept battling as Amy Coleman shoots for three. She misses,
but Kelly Reynolds gets the board and the bucket cutting the lead to 7.
But the Highlanders were too much.
As Williams dishes to Elizabeth Webb for the sweet two. Glenvar moves on to
state with the 62-to-45 win.
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SUPER=04-Northwood vs. Floyd Co.; :00
Glenvar will now face Northwood for region C crown on Saturday night.
The Panthers wiped out Floyd County last night in the semi-finals. Crystal
Kesterer gives to Jennifer Gillespie for the easy layin.
Floyd's offense flickered as Julie Sowers gets the ball after a miss and hit
the bucket early in the game.
But Northwood would open up an 11 point lead in the second and never look
Starr Keith hits Gillespie, who finds Kristie Brown for the score.
Northwood ends Floyd's season with a 73-to-57 win.
In region 3 action last night down in Gretna, the Hawks lost to Salem 53 to
Salem now advances to Saturday night's championship game and the state
Plus, last night in Region 4, Bassett advanced to the state tourney with a
77-to-43 win over Gate City.
Heather Miller had 22 points.
The weather isn't perfect, but it is playoff time so,let the game begins.
Here's where the area teams are playing in the Regional Semi-finals tonight
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL.
Still to come tonight, we'll check in with the National League;s most
who the year before last spent some time right here in Salem rehabbing an
injury while with the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies' Larry Walker is this year's National League Most
Walker was an offensive machine this season with a .366 average, 49 home
runs and 130 RBI's.
But he's most proud of his 409 total bases.
IN Q="I think...
((LARRY WALKER/NATIONAL LEAGUE MVP:))
SUPER=01-Larry Walker/National League MVP; :00
OUT Q=...for me."
Former Roanoke Valley Rebels' star
Mike Keenan is the new head coach of the Vancouver Canucks.
Keenan won a Stanley Cup title in 1994, but was fired by the Blues just over
a year ago.
IN Q="We are gonna...
((MIKE KEENAN/NEW VANCOUVER HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Mike Keenan/New Vancouver Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...THE GAME."
The women were in the Old Dominion athletic conference spotlight today as
their preseason media along with our own Roy Stanley.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=01-Carroll LaHaye/Randolph-Macon Head Coach; :18
SUPER=04-1997 Season; :28
SUPER=01-Susan Dunagan/Roanoke College Head Coach; :37
SUPER=01-Karen Jenkins Harvey/Hollins Head Coach; :54
OUT Q=.........news 7 sports."
((As the ODAC's lady coaches gathered in Salem, Randolph Macon was picked,
number one in the preseason coaches poll. After losing in the quarterfinals of
the tournament, Macon finished the season 13 and 7. and five starters are
((CARROLL LAHAYE/RANDOLPH-MACON HEAD COACH: ))
((Roanoke is the defending tournament champion. But Coach Susan Dunagan lost
three seniors that led the team in scoring and rebounding.))
((SUSAN DUNAGAN/ROANOKE HEAD COACH: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
((KAREN JENKINS HARVEY/HOLLINS HEAD COACH: ))
((Guilford, Bridgewater and Emory and Henry round out the top five Washington
and Lee is tied for sixth with Eastern Mennonite while Lynchburg is picked
8-th. Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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Super=X5045 (starts FX)
A controversial gambling casino is now up and running in the mountains of
Cherokee, North Carolina.
Thousands of gamblers rushed through the doors this morning as Harrah's
Cherokee Casino opened for business.
The casino has 18-hundred machines in a room the size of three football
Even though the odds were against them, most gamblers remained optimistic.
SOT 13:40:16 CBS
IN Q=It feels good
OUT Q=lose good.
The casino is expected to generate millions of dollars for members of the
While tribal members say they appreciate the money brought in by the casino,
Super=X5043 (clears FX)
it's a sure bet their quiet nature of their community is at an end.
It's been 30 years since the Doors first recording-
Now a new boxed set is out.
((BREAK ON THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE. BREAK ON THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE.))
BUTT TOSOT 10:44:53
((JOHN DENSMORE/"THE DOORS" BAND MEMBER: WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT COPYING THE
BEATLES AND WE WERE NOT GOING TO PUT IT OUT UNLESS IT FELT GOOD.))
((NAT MUSIC FOR :09 ))
SUPER=01-John Densmore/"The Doors" Band Member;
The myth still surrounds Jim Morrison- who's gravesite is a popular tourist
SOT IN Q=
((ROBBY KREIGER/"The Doors" Band Member: I THOUGHT JIM WOULD BE ONE OF THOSE
GUYS WHO DRINKS A TON AND IS CRAZY, BUT LIVES FOREVER. DENSMORE: WELL HE IS
LIVING FOREVER. LAUGHS. THAT'S TRUE.))
SUPER=01-Robby Kreiger/"The Doors" Band Member; 02 quick!
OUT Q=laughs... that's true."
The set contains previously unreleased work.