Some new developments in the ongoing U-S standoff with Iraq.
President Clinton today issued orders to beef up U-S military forces in the
He's sending a second aircraft carrier into the region.
The action comes comes amid heightened tensions over Iraq's
expulsion of American arms inspectors.
The six U-S inspectors kicked out arrived in Jordan this morning.
And now the entire U-N inspection has also left the country, leaving behind
only a skelton crew.
Last night the U-N security council issued a second resolution condemning
President Clinton calls today's military buildup an appropriate action.
Byron Pitts is in Washington with the latest.
Virginia executed convicted killer Dawud Mu'Min (moo-meen') last night.
Mu'Min (moo-meen') was convicted of killing a Prince William County
businesswoman in 19-88.
He already was in prison for another killing when he slipped away from a
road work gang and killed Gladys Nopwasky.
Mu'Min (moo-meen') gave no final statement before his execution last night.
Jurors have resumed deliberations in Fairfax on whether a Pakistani man
deserves to die for killing a C-I-A
employees in 19-93.
They already recommended life in prison for the killing of another C-I-A
Jurors remain sequestered under armed guard after expressing fears about
On Wednesday four American businessman were gunned down in Pakistan by a
group claiming to be supporters of the C-I-A shooter.
Testimony has resumed in the trial of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Terry
Yesterday, key prosecution witness Michael Fortier admitted he lied, used
drugs and committed a burglary with convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh.
But he also implicated Nichols in the bombing.
Fortier is a former Army acquaintance of both Nichols and
He has pleaded guilty to failing to report the plot and lying to the F-B-I
and faces up to 23 years in prison.
Congress has gone home for the year.
Yesterday, Senate Majority leader Trent Lott and Minority leader Tom Daschle
made a joint call to the President before ending the first session of the 105th
The adjournment came after Congress passed various spending bills, including
one that rescues Amtrak.
But Lawmakers failed to tackle the big tobacco settlement an overhaul of the
I-R-S and campaign finance.
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New maps all around..
Thanks to an agreement reached last night South Boston is getting bigger and
Halifax County is getting smaller.
Two highly prized commercial areas -- Centerville and Riverdale will become
part of South Boston, along with acres of farm land.
IN Q=We're most proud
((GLEN ABERNATHY/SOUTH BOSTON MAYOR: WE'RE MOST PROUD OF ACHIEVING AN AGREEMENT
WITHOUT HAVING TO GO TO COURT. .))
SUPER=01-Glen Abernathy/South Boston Mayor;
OUT Q=got to court
The county did refuse to turn over its industries -- saying they are
essential to the county's survival.
IN Q=we've got
((DAN SLEEPER/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE'VE GOT THE PROBLEMS WITH JOBS AND A
HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE. WE CAN'T AFFORD TO CREATE AN UNFRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE TO
SUPER=01-Dan Sleeper/Halifax Co. Administrator;
OUT Q=atmosphere to industries
A public hearing must be held before the deal can be finalized.
Nelson County might be putting a new jail on their holiday wish list.
The county is set to lose funding for its current jail in July.
Nelson County got the okay to house its prisoners in the
Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, but the county's sheriff wants to keep
its jail as long as possible.
Officials are also checking the cost of housing inmates at the Rockbridge
Regional Jail or the Amherst
Local peace activists staged a vigil after Domestic Violence allegedly
claimed the life of a Lynchburg man earlier this week.
Thirty-three- year- old Lawrence Allen was stabbed to death at the Rivermont
Early apartments Wednesday morning.
His wife Sandra is charged with his murder.
Allen's family and members of the Peace Education Center held a vigil at the
apartment complex yesterday afternoon.
IN Q=To see where
((SANDRA DAVIS/FAMILY MEMBER: TO SEE WHERE IT HAPPENED AT. I DON'T REALLY KNOW
WHAT HAPPENED, I GUESS IN DUE TIME EVERYBODY WILL KNOW. BUT IT'S A SAD INCIDENT
((EVELYN JACKSON/FAMILY MEMBER: I DON'T THINK THAT IT HAS REALLY HIT THE
CHILDREN YET, BECAUSE THEY HAD JUST TALKED TO THEIR FATHER THAT NIGHT. AND I
DON'T THINK IT HAS SET IN YET. THEY JUST RECENTLY GOT OVER THE DEATH OF THEIR
MOTHER, SO THIS I KNOW HASN'T SET IN YET.))
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SUPER=01-Evelyn Jackson/Family Member; :16
OUT Q=hasn't set in.
The Peace Education Center holds a vigil after every murder in Lynchburg.
They hope to persuade people to resolve their conflicts without resorting to
The Balanced Budget Act may take home health services away from a number of
patients living in remote regions of Southwest Virginia.
They're asking Senators Chuck Robb and John Warner for help.
Charlie Tyree has Multiple Sclerosis and he recently suffered a stroke.
His wife says she depends on the service that will end next year.
IN Q=We'll look into
((RHONDA CLARK/HOME HEALTH NURSE:WE'LL LOOK INTO SEE IF THERE IS ANYONE IN THE
COMMUNITY THAT CAN BE HIRED BUT IT WILL BASICALLY BE TURNED BACK OVER TO THE
FAMILY. A LOT OF FAMILIES AREN'T GOING TO BE ABLE TO TO IT, SO I DON'T KNOW
WHAT WILL HAPPEN))
SUPER=01-Rhonda Clark/Home Health Nurse;
OUT Q=what will happen
The Virginia home care association reports nearly 17-thousand patients in the
state will have to seek alternate care.
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Virginia's General Assembly is taking a look at public education.
A year's worth of study discovered the need for more teacher training and
time in class for kindergarten students.
IN Q=we now have
(( WE NOW HAVE HIGHER MATH REQUIREMENTS IN THOSE GRADES UNDER THE NEW SOLS.
RIGHT NOW WE HAVE TEACHERS WHO HAVE NEVER HAD THAT MATH. SO HOW DO WE EXPECT
OUR KIDS TO DO WELL ON THIS TEST IN THE SPRING?))
OUT Q=the spring.
Ted Bennett chairs the commission.
He'd like to fund a program called Reading Recovery -- which catches third
graders with poor reading skills and "re-teaches" them.
IN Q=I brought
((ROBIN DEJARNETTE/FAMILY FOUNDATION: I BROUGHT A STUDY WITH ME FROM THE
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON THAT SHOWS QUITE THE CONTRARY AND IN THEIR STUDY THEY ALSO
SHOW THAT IT COSTS MORE TO PUT ONE CHILD IN READING RECOVERY THEN IT DOES TO
EDUCATE THAT CHILD FOR A FULL YEAR.))
SUPER=01-Robin DeJarnette/Family Foundation;
OUT Q=full year.
In a departure for Democrats in the General Assembly, the Commission says
the controversial charter schools concept should be given a fair shake in the
legislature next year.
A Virginian has received top honors from a national wildlife organization.
The National fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded Ed Clark with the
Chuck Yeager Award.
Each year the honor is given to the person who has made significant positive
difference in the world.
Clark is best known as the co-founder of the Wildlife Center of Virginia,
but he has also worked on the Mill Mountain Zoo Board.
IN Q=we in western virginia
((ED CLARK/CHUCK YEAGER AWARD RECIPIENT: WE IN WESTERN VIRGINIA ARE QUITE
LUCKY TO HAVE SUCH AN ABUNDANCE OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND OUR QUALITY OF LIFE IS
AN INTEGRAL PART OF THAT ECO-SYSTEM SO WE HAVE TO PROTECT IT IN ORDER TO
PROTECT WHAT WE WANT THE FUTURE TO BE.))
SUPER=01-Ed Clark/Chuck Yeager Award Recipient;
OUT Q=the future to be
Clark picked up the award today during the 19-97 Watchable Wildlife
Conference at the Hotel Roanoke.
The award includes grant money which Clark donated to the Wildlife Center of
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Joan Embery was a featured speaker at the wildlife conference.
She's known for the unusual animals she brings along on her television
But the goodwill ambassador for the San Diego Zoo was on her own
yesterday at the Hotel Roanoke.
Embery was a featured speaker for the sixth annual National Watchable
Animal tricks aside, Embery is serious about encouraging people to take a
long look at nature. (/////SOT/////)
SOT Embery tape 10:11:01
IN Q=If eco- tourism can
((JOAN EMBERY: IF ECO-TOURISM CAN EXPOSE PEOPLE TO THE WONDERS ON THIS PLANET
AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, THAT WOULD BE A GREAT WAY, THROUGH PEOPLE'S APPRECIATION
OF WHAT THEY SEE, TO MAKE THEM WANT TO HELP SUPPORT IT. ))
OUT Q=help support it
But if you can't jet off to Africa to see the elephants-- Embery says to at
least visit and support your local zoo.
She plans to visit Roanoke's Mill Mountain Zoo while she's here.
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There's more to do in Roanoke this weekend.
The Stocked Market is at the Salem Civic Center and Roanoke has a new ice
rink that opens to the public tomorrow. Scott Goldberg has more on the Ice
IN Q=As workers
SUPER=01-Allan Harvie/Developer; :18
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Roanoke Express GM; :35
SUPER=@Scott1;:48 (screen right)
OUT Q=SG, News-7
((Natsound: guy spreading hay w/pan to bldg
As workers laid the finishing touches, the Ice Palace fired the latest salvo
in the war to win over Roanoke's ice-skating public.
Over the past year, two developers battled with blueprints to bring an ice
rink to town.
The Ice Palace made the boldest move yet: It opened.
IN Q=We've got
((ALLAN HARVIE/DEVELOPER: WE'VE GOT 1100 PAIRS OF RENTAL SKATES IN THERE, WE'VE
GOT A NICE CONCESSION AREA, WE'VE GOT A HUGE PRO SHOP--PROBABLY THE LARGEST PRO
SHOP SOUTH OF NEW YORK. ))
OUT Q=SOUTH OF NEW YORK.
The Richmond developer expects business to boom here.
The Ice Palace has already signed a deal with the Roanoke Express.
The team will practice at the Palace through next year.
IN Q=This is a wish come true
((PIERRE PAIEMENT/ROANOKE EXPRESS GM: THIS IS A WISH COME TRUE FOR US. WE'VE
BEEN ASKING THE COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT US, TO HELP US TO GET A PRACTICE
STANDUP -- Tape is labeled "Ice Rink SU"
IN Q=A developer
((SCOTT GOLDBERG: A DEVELOPER WORKING ON THE DOWNTOWN ICE RINK CALLED THIS ICE
PALACE A "WAREHOUSE" AND SAID HIS BRICK BUILDING WILL ATTRACT MORE SKATERS.
THE ICE PALACE SAYS IT'S NOT WORRIED ABOUT LOSING CUSTOMERS AFTER THEY SEE THE
FACILITIES HERE. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7.))
OUT Q=SG, News-7.))
The Ice Palace was set to open to the public today, but equipment problems
have forced them to put off the opening until tomorrow.
It's often said that doctors make the worst patients.
But Doctor Rachel Remen has spent years coping with a chronic intestinal
illness, and uses her experience to help others.
Kimberly McBroom joins us now with more about Dr. Remen's new book.
SUPER=01-Dr. Rachel Remen/"Kitchen Table Wisdom" Author;
(( The book is titled, "Kitchen Table Wisdom", a reminder of years gone by
when people ACTUALLY ate most of their meals at the table.
Doctor Remen joins us now to tell us more about the book that tells real
stories of survival.
Thanks so much for joining us.
(Doctor Remen, you're known for your work with cancer patients. What is it
about your own illness that has inspired you to help them?)
(Do you believe people can heal themselves-- and if so, does that create any
inner controversy, since you are a doctor?)
(Quickly, what is the biggest lesson you feel readers will derive from your
Thanks again for joining us.
Melanie, looks like a very interesting and valuable book.))
Disney is getting ready to again conquer Broadway.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
After putting "Beauty and the Beast" on stage the Walt Disney company will
soon find out if "The Lion King" can be a "mane" attraction in the Big Apple.
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The Broadway show has extra treats the movie didn't offer like some new
songs from Elton John and others.
The audience also gets a chance to mingle with the animals of the kingdom.
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In hoops action, Hillsville was the place for regional semi-final action in
the girls' single A high school ranks.
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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 games begin.
Here's where the area teams are playing in the Regional Semi-finals tonight
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It's a carpool of a different kind in California..
SUPER=03-Rowland Heights, CA;
Well, actually, it's a car IN A pool.
A motorist apparently lost control of a sports utility vehicle yesterday and
took the plunge into this pool in Rowland Heights, California.
There was no word of any injuries, except maybe a bruised ego.