The standoff with Saddam Hussein may be over.
Iraq says it will allow U-S weapons inspectors to return to Baghdad as early
The official Iraqi news agency reports Iraq will allow weapons inspections
to resume under a deal worked out with Russian negotiators.
In return, Russian officials will lobby for lifting U-N sanctions.
President Clinton welcomes the agreement but is taking a wait and see
So the military buildup continues.
The last of the warplanes ordered to the Persian Gulf left for Kuwait this
morning from Langley Air Force base in Hampton.
Byron Pitts joins us with the latest.
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SUPER=03-The White House; :06
SUPER=01-Tariq Aziz/Iraq Deputy Prime Minister; :50
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/U.S. Secretary of State; 1:21
OUT Q=back to you in the studio.
(((LOCATOR: THE WHITE HOUSE)
SOT CLINTON (APPROX 9:21)
'WE WILL WAIT AND SEE HOW HE ACTS . CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS.
The sentiment in Washington. Saddam Hussein has lied before. so
wait and see what happens tomorrow.
That's when the American weapons inspectors kicked out of IRAQ last
week. and their UN colleagues are scheduled to return to return to and
continue their search for weapons of mass destruction.
Part of a deal brokered by Russia. and agreed upon by several
Foreign ministers from UN countries meeting in Geneva last night.
A deal IRAQI'S celebrated in the streets of Baghdad.
SOT (TARIQ AZIZ, IRAQ DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER) 10:08:07
MAKE IT BALANCED. MAKE IT LEGAL. MAKE IT REAL UNITED NATIONS PROFESSIONAL
PERFORMANCE AND IRAQ WILL BE SATISFIED.."
Iraq may be satisfied . but for now the US remains suspicious. the
USS George Washington is still steaming towards the Persian Gulf. B-52 bomber
pilots received their orders and left for the region over night. and six F-117
Stealth Fighters flew out of Virginia this morning.
SOT (MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, SECRETARY OF STATE) 10:02:47
'AS A RESULT OF INTENSIVE DIPLOMACY BACKED BY THREAT OF USE OF FORCE IT LOOKS
LIKE SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS REVERSED COURSE, BUT WE WILL NOT DECLARE THIS OVER
UNTIL INSPECTORS ARE BACK IN AND THEY ARE ABLE TO CARRY OUT THEIR WORK
Doctors in Iowa are amazed at how well the seven little McCaugheys
(mih-KOYZ') are doing today.
This is not the first time one woman has given birth to septuplets, but it's
the first time all seven have survived.
Maureen Maher reports.
SUPER=01-Dr. Paula Mahone/Iowa Methodist Medical Center; :06
SUPER=01-Val McCaughey/Grandmother; :15
SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA; :32
SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;1:21 SU
OUT Q=Des Moines
(((LOCATOR: DES MOINES, IA)
IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN WEEKS BOBBI MC-CAUGHEY COULD SLEEP WITHOUT ALMOST 20
POUNDS OF BABIES INSIDE HER.
(SOT, DR. PAULA MAHONE, IOWA METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER, 08:26:15, "SHE RESTED
VERY COMFORTABLY... REALLY FATIGUED.")
AND THE SEVEN BABIES SEEM TO BE DOING WELL, TOO.
(SOT, VAL MCCAUGHEY, GRANDMOTHER, 10:18:40, "THEY'RE SMALL, BUT VERY WELL
DEVELOPED... CAN'T BELIEVE SHE CARRIED THEM AROUND SO LONG.")
THE NEWBORNS ARE AS HEALTHY AS THEY CAN BE UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES. WEIGHING
BETWEEN 2 AND 3-AND-A-HALF POUNDS, ALL THE CHILDREN NEED HELP BREATHING, SINCE
THE LUNGS ARE AMONG THE LAST ORGANS TO MATURE. THIS IS WHAT DOCTORS WILL BE
WATCHING MOST CLOSELY IN THE COMING DAYS. AS FOR MOM...
(SOT, MAHONE, 8:26:32, "SHE'LL PROBABLY BE IN THE HOSPITAL FOR 4 TO 5 DAYS
AFTER SURGERY... BEFORE SHE GOES HOME.")
IT'S ALL A LITTLE OVERWHELMING FOR THE FAMILIES, WHO ARE NOW PART OF HISTORY.
EVEN TWO YEAR OLD MIK-AIL-LA MCCAUGHEY GOT A LOOK AT HER 7 NEW BROTHERS AND
(SOT, VAL AGAIN, 10:16:15, "SHE SAID BABY, BABY, BABY, BABY. SHE LOVES DOLLS,
(MAHER STANDUP CLOSE, DEALING WITH THE MCCAUGHEY'S FERTILITY SPECIALIST SAYING
THE CHANCES OF SEPTUPLETS IS ASTRONICAL, EVEN WITH THE USE OF FERTILITY
Roanoke won't feel First Union's growing pains.
The company says its acquisition of CoreStates, a Philadelphia bank, will
create a regional "powerhouse."
The buyout makes First Union the biggest bank on the East Coast, with more
than 27 hundred branches.
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IN Q=We'll have
((EDWARD CRUTCHFIELD/FIRST UNION CEO:WE'LL HAVE EXPANDED POWER, QUITE FRANKLY,
TO SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS. AND I BELIEVE WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO THIS SEAMLESSLY FROM
CONNECTICUT SOUTH TO KEY WEST, FLORIDA.))
SUPER=01-Edward Crutchfield/First Union CEO;
OUT Q= key west, florida
At a Philadelphia press conference, the C-E-O's of both banks warned about
layoffs in the Northeast.
But a local banking expert said the Roanoke area should not be worried about
IN Q=We will
((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL: WE WILL NOT SEE THAT HERE BECAUSE CORESTATES IS
BASED IN THE PHILADELPHIA GEOGRAPHIC AREA.))
SUPER=01-John Clarke/Catawba Capital;
OUT Q=GEOGRAPHIC AREA
First Union is paying 16 billion dollars in stock to buy CoreStates.
A fight over college curriculum is heating up racial tension.
Students at Virginia Commonwealth University say the State Council for
Higher Education in Virginia -- or SCHEV -- was out of control when it vetoed a
new African American Studies major.
SOT tape two 10:14:17
IN Q=SCHEV, you can
((TIANA NELSON/VCU STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT: SCHEV, YOU CAN TAKE THIS DECISION
AND SCHEV IT!))
((OTHER UNIVERSITIES SHOULD BE SCARED THAT THIS COULD HAPPEN TO THEIR
SUPER=01-Tiana Nelson/VCU Student Government President; :00
OUT Q=their university.
Recently retired State Council director Gordon Davies called the rejection
of the major "deplorable."
But the State Council member who led the fight against the major calls the
proposed courses "divisive" and "racist."
IN Q=I know
((JEFF BROWN/SCHEV: I KNOW THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF GRIEF ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT WE
SHOULD LOOK AT IT CLOSELY, BUT I'M REALLY GLAD THAT WE DID BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK
AT WHAT'S REALLY BEING TAUGHT, WELL IF THERE'S CAUSE FOR ME TO BRISTLE, THAT'S
WHERE I WOULD BRISTLE. You think it's racist. I DO. I DO. I THINK THERE ARE
A LOT OF AREAS OF THIS MAJOR WHICH, YOU KNOW, ARE -- I LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLE
TALK ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE BEING RACIST AND THEN I READ THIS AND I SAY WELL HOW IS
THIS ANY DIFFERENT?))
SUPER=01-Jeff Brown/State Council of Higher Education; :00
OUT Q=any different?
Brown says many of the courses are already offered at the school under other
V-C-U's Board of Visitors is still deciding whether to appeal the decision.
Campaign '97 may be over, but the competitors are still enjoying the perks.
The posh Greenbrier resort in West Virginia hosted Governor-elect Jim
Gilmore and his family for a few days of relaxation.
No sooner had Gilmore checked out when the man he defeated, Democrat Don
Beyer, arrived with his family.
Resort owner C-S-X allowed both the Gilmores and the Beyers to stay for
Such gifts are legal in Virginia.
But one political analyst says accepting them can disillusion voters at a
time when turnout already is low.
Native Americans were some of the first to call the Roanoke Valley home.
Andrew Freiden has the story of efforts to keep their story alive.
IN Q=20 years ago
SUPER=07-Gary Foutz; :13
SUPER=01-Thomas Slatka/Va. Dept. of Historic Resources; :25
SUPER=01-Chief Kenneth Branham/Monacan Nation; 1:03
OUT Q=news 7 Roanoke
(( 20 years ago, when archaeologists uncovered an Indian Village near the
Roanoke River, Gary Foutz was a 24 year old volunteer.
Now he's trying to commemorate the site with a roadside historical marker.
((GARY FOUTZ: I'M DOING IT FOR THESE PEOPLE, THAT WERE ON THIS LAND. THE WHITE
MAN CAME IN AND KIND OF DID THEM A LITTLE DIRTY, SO YOU KNOW, THESE PEOPLE
DESERVE IT. ))
((THOMAS SLATKA/ARCHAEOLOGISTS: THERE AREN'T ANY MARKERS HONORING
ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES OF THE MONACAN INDIANS, SO THIS WOULD BE A FIRST. ))
Researchers say this is the most important historical area in the Roanoke
More than 13 different settlements lived in this flood plain.
((THEY DID THE BEST THEY COULD, AS FAR AS HEAT, INSULATION, KEEPING THERE WERE
SOME BRUTAL WINTERS EVERYONE KNOWS IT, SOMETIMES WE GET SOME OF THOSE. ))
((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: GETTING A VIRGINIA HISTORICAL LANDMARK COMES WITH
IT'S OWN SET OF HARDSHIPS. BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE, YOU HAVE TO GET NEIGHBORHOOD
APPROVAL, AND OF COURSE, YOU NEED ENOUGH MONEY.))
((CHIEF KENNETH BRANHAM/MONACAN NATION: WITH THE EXPLORE PARK, THE HISTORIC
SOCIETIES, AND THE CITY, 11 HUNDRED DOLLARS SHOULD COME FAIRLY QUICK AND EASY,
((THOMAS SLATKA/VA. DEPT. HISTORIC RESOURCES: YEAH, I THINK THIS WILL HAPPEN.
THERE'S A LOT OF INTEREST, AND INTEREST SEEMS TO BE ACCUMULATING. ITS THE
The Roanoke Industrial Park owns the land now-- But the marker won't prevent
future development on the site.
Andrew Freiden, news 7, Roanoke. ))
New Welfare reforms in Virginia are putting welfare recipients back in the
workforce as they are eased off their assistance checks.
Sandra Carol has hired six former welfare recipients at Greenvale Nursery
And she knows first hand how applicants can impress potential employers.
SOT tape 8 23:50:24
IN Q=I think they
((SANDRA CAROL/GREENVALE NURSERY SCHOOL: I THINK THEY NEED TO BE VERY AWARE OF
THEIR FIRST IMPRESSION. AND SO, THEREFORE, TO PRESENT THEMSELVES AS A
PROFESSIONAL AND OF COURSE, BEING VERY NEATLY GROOMED AND CLEAN AND BE ABLE TO
CONVERSE THE INDIVIDUAL BASED UPON THE CAREER ENVIRONMENT THEY'RE GOING INTO.
SUPER=01-Sandra Carol/Greenvale Nursery School;
OUT Q=they're going into
TAKE GRAPHIC FULLSCREEN-essC
Tonight at six, we'll also hear from a former welfare recipient who
transformed her situation into a successful career.
Be sure to join us for the final part of our welfare reform series, "A
Second Chance at Success."
When scientists cloned a lamb named Dolly earlier this year, it made
headlines around the world.
Now a book, "Remaking Eden, Cloning and Beyond in a Brave New World" sheds
some light on this very controversial topic.
Kimberly McBroom joins us now with the book's author.
SUPER=01-Lee Smith/"Remaking Eden" Author; :25
OUT Q=scientific book
(( Cloning used to be a topic reserved for science fiction movie, but now
it's a matter of reality.
Scientist and Princeton University professor Lee Silver has written a
fascinating book about cloning.
And he joins us now to talk more about it.
(Mr. Silver, since cloning is still a very new concept for most people, what
do you think is the biggest misconception people have about it?)
(What purpose do you believe cloning has for the future?)
(Is cloning something people should fear?)
That's all the time we have for now.
Thanks again Mr. Silver for joining us.
"Remaking Eden", a highly scientific, but very interesting book,
Virginia beat out North and South Carolina and now a new company is coming
to Carroll County.
SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape;
Magnolia Manufacturing Company is planning to open a second facility in the
Carroll County Industrial Park, this spring.
The 17- million dollar investment by Magnolia's sister company is expected
to create about 40- jobs.
The new plant, named Parkdale's Mountain Air Spinning, will manufacture
products used in weaving cloth.
The Cavaliers racked up a victory on the hardwood last night after losing to
Richmond on Sunday night.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Tribe vs. Cavaliers; :00
Chezley Watson gets U-V-a started with one of his four assists on the game as
he feeds Norman Nolan for the layin.
But William and Mary got a big effort from Randy Bracy, who scored a game
high 18. But the Indians hit just 6 of 19 free throws in the game.
But U-V-a missed 10 foul shots, Then Willie Dersch turned up the heat with
this jumper as he scores and gets fouled.
Curtis Staples would drop in 15 more last night with 3 treys.
The Cavs win it 59-to-45 to even their record at 1-and-1.
And in the N-B-A tonight, A-C Green will go for the N-B-A record for
consecutive games played when the Dallas Mavericks host the Golden State
It will be his 907th straight game, which would break the record set by
Randy Smith 14 years ago.
The Express chugged over the Renegades 7 to 5 in Richmond to capture its
first on the road victory.
In other Express news; head coach Frank Anzalone is dealing with a depleted
roster. Talented forward Cory Evans, who played in three games, was sent home
to rehab a torn knee ligament that did not heal properly over the summer.
IN Q="the big loss
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...on the horizon"
The A-H-L Saint John Flames called up rookie forward Todd Norman, who had 7
points in 10 games, and defenseman Matt O'Dette after five games with Roanoke.
OUT Q=...at some point"
One man who has come through his share of adversity, Mario Lemieux was
honored last night for the second time this week.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA; :00
On Monday night Lemieux was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and last
night his number 66 jersey was retired forever in a half hour ceremony at the
Lemieux won six scoring titles and two Stanley Cups.
A star from the stage and television screen brought some sunshine into some
children's hospital rooms at Roanoke Community.
The Cookie Monster took time out from his job with Sesame Street Live to
drop in on the cancer unit at the hospital.
The furry character joined the children for a party.
The main dish served was of course cookies.