Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
The inspectors are back, and Iraq gets bad news from the U.N.
A famous lead singer hangs himself as his band prepares for a comeback tour.
And how much do you think people would pay for a lock of Micky Mantle's
Those stories and more next on News 7 at 11.
UN inspection teams are back on the job in Iraq.
The 75 inspectors, Americans included... are trying to find out what, if
anything, Iraq concealed during the standoff.
David Jackson has more.
IN Q=In my view
SUPER=01-Bill Richardson/American U.N. Envoy; :00-quick
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :07
OUT Q=David Jackson, CBS News
(("In my view, the crisis is not over yet..."
THE UNITED NATIONS WEAPONS TEAM IS BACK IN IRAQ NOW...THE FIRST TIME IN
BUT THE TENSION REMAINS...AND THE UNITED STATES IS NOT BACKING DOWN ON ITS
MILITARY PRESENCE IN THE GULF.
AN IMPARTIAL, NON POLITICAL U-N ARMS PANEL SUBMITTED ITS EMERGENCY REPORT
SATURDAY TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL. SADDAM HUSSEIN HOPED THE INVESTIGATION MIGHT
CLEAN UP HIS IMAGE. INSTEAD, THE REPORT CONCLUDES IT WILL TAKE A LOT MORE WORK
BEFORE BAGHDAD IS DECLARED FREE OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
sot: Bill Richardson/American U.N. envoy..."Iraq's efforts backfired.. the
results of this whole exercise is going to be a stronger UNSCOM>".
PRESIDENT CLINTON TRAVELLING OUT WEST, STOPPED TO THANK BORIS YELTSIN FOR
HIS HELP IN ENDING...AT LEAST TEMPORARILY...THE CRISIS. DESPITE RUSSIA'S
EFFORTS , ITS' PUSH TO LIFT SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAQ ISN'T WORKING.
SOT: PRESIDENT CLINTON
(14:45:12) the decisions about what to do about the
inspections...professional judgement of inspectors...neither U.s. or allies
should control those decisions."
IRAQ IS CRITICAL OF THE REPORT, BUT MAY GET ONE OF ITS WISHES AS A RESULT:
THE PANEL RECOMMENDS BROADENING THE MULTINATIONAL NATURE OF THE INSPECTION
TEAM. IRAQ HAS COMPLAINED THAT THE TEAMS HOLD TOO MANY AMERICANS.
DAVID JACKSON, CBS News))
One person died when runaway rail cars crashed through the wall of a factory
A dozen cars jumped the tracks outside the plant early this morning.
Two of the cars crashed through the wall, sending about 30 workers running
One worker was missing, but rescue workers had no heavy equipment capable of
lifting the heavy train cars.
The victim was finally located under one of the derailed cars.
An entire community is trying to come to grips with the death of six people,
killed in a house fire on Wednesday.
SOT nat sot music
It was a standing room only crowd in the Oak Hill Baptist Church in Bassett.
Everyone was there to say good bye.
75-year-old Garnet Via, Senior, 72-year-old Alice Gravely Via, and 33-year
old Jerri Via were three of the six people who died in a house fire Wednesday
The others included 9-year-old India Manns, 6-year-old Johntea Manns and
four year-old DeAngelo Terry.
Students at Campbell Court Elementary wrote letters about their friendships
with the young victims.
The community and family members are still in shock.
IN Q= THIS COMMUNITY HAS BEEN
((DOROTHY MENEFEE/VICTIMS' FRIEND: THIS COMMUNITY HAS BEEN SHATTERED BY THIS
TRAGEDY. THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT CAMPBELL COURT BUT I SAY NOT ONLY THE BABIES
IT HAS SHATTERED BUT THE ADULTS.))
((AND THEY WERE LOVELY WONDERFUL PEOPLE. YOU WERE BLESSED TO KNOW SUCH PEOPLE.
THIS COMMUNITY IS GOING TO MISS THEM. I HAVE MISSED THEM ALREADY.))
SUPER=01-Dorothy Menefee/Victims' Friend;
OUT Q=MISSED THEM ALREADY
Fire officials say a woodstove caused the fatal blaze.
There was no smoke detector in the house.
The victims apparently died of smoke inhalation.
Two Louisiana men are making a cross country trip, trying to save their
younger brother's life.
Ellis Cropper and Lawrence Cousin (KOO-zin)'s brother Shareef Cousin is the
youngest inmate on death row in Louisiana.
They say he's innocent.
Now the two brothers are riding to raise awareness.
They started the journey in New England, and from Roanoke they'll travel
through at least four states before ending up in New Orleans.
IN Q=WE HAVE FACTS
((ELLIS CROPPER: WE HAVE FACTS HE'S BEEN WRONGLY CONVICTED OF A MURDER AND SO
WE'RE BUILDING UP PUBLICITY BECAUSE IT'S THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA THAT MAKE A
DIFFERENCE. SO I WANT THE PEOPLE TO SEE WHAT KINDS OF THINGS HAPPEN.))
((LAWRENCE COUSIN: IN AMERICA YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN
GUILTY. BUT MY YOUNGER BROTHER WAS GUILTY AND HAD TO PROVE HIMSELF INNOCENT.
WE WANT TO NOT ONLY STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING TO HIM BUT OTHERS ACROSS RACE
SUPER=07-Ellis Cropper; :00
SUPER=07-Lawrence Cousin; :14
OUT Q=ACROSS RACE LINES
They will arrive in New Orleans, December fourth.
That's when their brother's case goes before the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Shareef Cousin was convicted of robbing and killing a 25-year-old white man.
A witness identified Shareef as the gunman.
Meanwhile, Virginia juries are sending more criminals to death row than they
In the last 30 days, juries in the Commonwealth recommended the death
penalty for four men... another man was sentenced to death by a judge.
It's a big change compared to the past two years... during which a total of
three men were sent to death row.
The state has executed seven men so far this year... two more are scheduled
to die next month.
Australian officials found the lead singer of the rock band INXS (in-excess)
dead in a hotel room last night.
Police say he hanged himself.
Michael Hutchence was in Australia with other band members in preparation
for the band's 20th anniversary tour.
Hutchence was last seen 24 hours ago with the band taping a segment for the
Hit songs by the band include "New Sensation" and "Need You Tonight."
Band members issued a statement saying they are in "extreme shock."
Michael Hutchence was 37.
Bids were higher than expected for personal items belonging to baseball
legend Mickey Mantle.
The controversial auction brought in nearly 525 thousand dollars.
SUPER=03-New York, NY
A lock of Mantle's hair netted 6,900 dollars and an American Express
platinum card signed by the slugger brought in 7,000 dollars.
But, many members of Mantle's family protested the auction and threatened to
take legal action.
Hours before the start of the sale, the family, Leland's Auction house of
New York and Mantle's longtime companion Greer Johnson reached a settlement--
agreeing to withhold 33 items.
Mantle's birth certificate and prescription bottles were among the items
pulled from the auctioning block.
Mickey Mantle died of liver cancer in August 1995.
Microsoft is catching up with the competition in the web-browser war...
though its success helped spark a government anti-trust lawsuit.
More in this week's WebWatch.
IN Q=Microsoft doubled it's
Microsoft doubled its share of the web browser market, with the Internet
Explorer's market share jumping from 20 to 40 percent.
Its success comes at Netscape's expense, which falls from 73 percent down to
Analysts say Microsoft's share will continue to grow, as the company
continues bundling Explorer in with Windows software packages.
If you're having credit problems, free, anonymous help is available online
from Credit Counseling Centers of America.
The non-profit site has tips for people in financial trouble...
You can fill out a budget worksheet, then call a counselor who can help put
you on the road to financial recovery... all without giving your name.
The prestigious Pulitzer Prize will now be available to online journalists.
The Pulitzer board made the decision at its annual meeting.
Newspapers can apply for the prize by submitting a CD-rom with the entry.
The move is considered a big step in the recognition of online journalism.
Links to these sites are posted on the WebWatch page, on the WDBJ website, at
Historians say the keys to future lie in the writings of ordinary people who
lived in the past.
The Special Collections section of The Alderman Library contains thousands
of original diaries and manuscripts.
Denise Allen spent some time at The University of Virginia while researching
her series a Woman's War.
SUPER=01-James Robertson/Civil War Scholar; QUICK!! :44
SUPER=01-Ed Ayers/Civil War Scholar; :48
OUT Q=News 7
In this maze of stacks you'll find original manuscripts of Edgar Allen Poe,
documents dating back to the Revolutionary War and the Burwell Family papers.
Many of the collections in this section of the library are just that diaries
and business papers of Virginia Families.
The Burwells were a Virginia family.
In their are papers documenting land sales dating back to the 17-hundreds.
But for our story, the focus was on the diaries from the Burwell women
living at a Bedford Plantation during the Civil War.
SOT Robertson 23:46:41
IN Q=IT'S EASIER TO FALL
((JAMES ROBERTSON/CIVIL WAR SCHOLAR: IT'S EASIER TO FALL VICTIM TO THE
'SCARLET O'HARA SYNDROME,' AS I CALL IT, IN WHICH WE PICTURE SOUTHERN WOMEN IN
DRESSES AND HOOP SKIRTS AND HAVING GRAND OLD TIMES, BUT NOTHING COULD BE
FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH.))
OUT Q=FROM THE TRUTH
SOT 12:35:15 DIARIES #2
IN Q=YOU TOUCH THE
((ED AYERS/CIVIL WAR SCHOLAR: YOU TOUCH THE PAST IN A WAY THAT YOU CAN'T BY
READING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. THAT SEEMS SO HIGH
BLOWN AND SO GREAT THAT YOU FEEL YOU FADE INTO INSIGNIFICANCE BUT HERE YOU GO
THIS IS WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO HAVE A CHILD IN 1862 AND IT FEELS THE SAME WAY
TODAY. IT MAKES THE PAST LIVE.))
OUT Q=THE PAST LIVE
(2ND DIARY WENDY)
"Avenel was an ideal home in the 50's, before the war clouds began to gather,
and the servants were as proud of its fame for hospitality as the master and
mistress....Rosa Burwell (Burrell) Todd"
The past comes a live again during On Record--as the Burwell women recount
life on the plantation during the Civil War.
That's tomorrow morning at 11.
Denise Allen News 7.))
The Galaxy men got a wake up call from the "Galaxy Boys" earlier today as
the astronauts aboard the Columbia Shuttle continue their mission.
SOT 12.15.28 - 12.15.33
edit 11/19/97, 15nat 15:07:03 & 11/20/97 04nat 04:13:01
The tune "Galaxy Boys" comes from a scientific puppet show.
The astronauts tested components of their space suits and tools they needed
to use for a satellite rescue attempt.
NASA will likely ask crew members to, once again, try to recapture a
satellite that has failed.
It was launched from the shuttle Friday.
Earlier attempts to retrieve the satellite were not successful.
Aside from the rescue attempts, the astronauts will also take a spacewalk
Monday to test a telescoping crane-like device along with an experimental
robotic camera system.
SUPER=332-Cloudy With/Some Sprinkles/33-37/Mostly
Virginia Tech saw its shot at a third straight Big East Bowl Alliance slip
this afternoon losing to Pittsburgh 30 to 23.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/KDKA; :
The Hokies trailed 9 to 6 at the break on two Shayne Graham Field goals
then in the third quarter Anthony Midget picks up the fumble and returns it 22
yards for the score.
But Pete Gonzalez threw four SUPER=36-Pittsburgh/30/Virginia
Tech/23/;touchdown passes Including this 35 yarder to Juan Williams in the
fourth quarter as Pittsburgh upset the 19-th ranked Hokies 30 to 23.
Tech is 7 and 2 overall and 5 and 2 in the Big East. Tech wraps up the
regular season at Virginia.
Florida went 80 yards on three plays this afternoon to beat Florida State
32 to 29.
SUPER=03-Gainsville, FL/CBS SPORTS; :
The two teams hooked up even before the game started.
After a 63 yard pass play to Jacquez Green Fred Taylor, Who scored four
times on the day took over this run moved the ball to the Seminole 3 yard line
with less than 2 minutes left to play.
One play later Taylor scored on the SUPER=36-Florida/32/Florida
State/29/;three yard touchdown run, his fourth of the day and the Gators win
it 32 to 29.
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/JP SPORTS; :
In Chapel Hill, Duke led Carolina 14 to nothing in the first.
But Tar Heel quarterback Chris Keldorf threw four touchdowns passes to lead
Carolina to the 50 to 45 win. For all the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0101-/VMI/7/j/East Tenn./17////Virginia Tech#19/23/j/Pittsburgh/30///;
SUPER=0101-j/JMU/31//Boston U./14///j/Liberty/25//Appalachian St./19///;
SUPER=0101-j/Hampton/10//Morgan State/0///j/N.C. State/37//East
SUPER=0101-/West Virginia#22/14/j/Notre Dame/21////Maryland/18//Georgia
SUPER=0101-j/Clemson/45//South Carolina/21///j/Boston College/24//Army/20///;
SUPER=0101-j/Michigan#1/20//Ohio St.#4/14///j/Florida St.#2/29//Florida/32///;
SUPER=0101-j/Kansas St.#9/28//Iowa St./3///j/Washington
OUT Q=....last score."
The William Fleming Colonels are in the state Semi finals after beating
Culpeper County 20 to 13 in the Division 5 Northwest Region championship.
SUPER=03-Culpeper/Colonels vs Blue Devils; :
The Colonels were fired up for the regional championship game.
Culpeper jumped out to the quick lead when Paul Hutchinson hauls in the
play action pass from Fred Caperton and the Blue Devils were on top 7 to
nothing early in the first quarter.
But the Colonel defense would tighten up Devon Turner forces Caperton out
of the pocket and Derrick Turner makes the interception in the end zone ending
Fleming would pick off 5 passes on SUPER=36-William
Fleming/20/Culpeper/13/;this play Caperton throws to his wide out he slips and
William Hankins makes the interception and returns it 30 yards and Fleming
scores 20 in the second half to win it 20 to 13.
In Forest this afternoon, Jefferson Forest won the Region Three Division
four championship beating Brookville 27 to nothing.
SUPER=03-Forest/Cavaliers vs Bees; :
The rain last night left the field a little muddy at kickoff this afternoon.
In the first quarter the Cavaliers get off to the quick start with a
reverse and Joey Fitzgerald ends up with the ball and scores to make it 7 to
The Bees tried to get it going in the first half when Jason Brown goes to
the air and hits Payton Townes, Junior who makes the nice catch.
Jefferson Forest would score on the SUPER=36-Jefferson
Forest/27/Brookville/0/;short run when Jay Chapman takes the handoff and
scores to make it 13 to nothing and Jefferson Forest wins it 27 to Nothing.
The Radford Bobcats captured the Region C division 2 championship at on the
road this afternoon.
Radford beats Patrick Henry Glade Spring 20 to 7.
And coming up, Roanoke and Ferrum tip it off tonight at Roanoke College in
the Salem Bank and Trust tournament.
And William Byrd and Glenvar bring state basketball championships back to
the Roanoke Valley.
Glenvar and William Byrd are Single A and Double A state basketball
Steve Mason recaps the Roanoke Valley sweep at Virginia High in Bristol.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Bristol/Group A State Championship; :00
SUPER=01-Erika Hale/Scored 18 Points For Glenvar; :36
SUPER=01-Katrina Williams/Scored 24 Points For Glenvar; :56
SUPER=01-Bryan Harvey/Glenvar Head Coach; 1:26
SUPER=04-Group AA State Championship; 1:38
SUPER=34-William Byrd/57/Turner Ashby/54/; 2:01
SUPER=01-Brandy Allen/30 Points 11 Rebounds; 2:36
SUPER=01-Richard Thrasher/William Byrd Head Coach; 2:42
OUT Q=........news 7 sports."
Roanoke College and Ferrum opened their basketball seasons tonight at the
Bast Center in the Salem Bank and Trust Tip off tournament.
SUPER=03-Salem/Ferrum vs Maryville; :
The Panthers warming up after leading at the half.
But the fighting Scots start a comeback Chris Housewright hits the jumper
to cut into Ferrum's lead.
The Panthers come right back as Michael Hunter answers with the jumper to
keep the game close.
SUPER=33-Maryville/76/Ferrum/74/; But Maryville's Michael Dancey seals the
deal with the jumper with 5 seconds left Maryville wins it 76 to 74.
SUPER=04-Roanoke vs Goucher; :
In the nightcap, Roanoke and Goucher took the floor at the Bast Center.
Nathan Hungate passes to Kyle Murphy who draws the foul as the Maroons were
cutting into a Gopher lead.
But Goucher answers when Bakari Ward takes it to the hoop and Hits the
Then Hungate makes the nice steal SUPER=33-Roanoke/63/Goucher/53/;and
goes coast to coast for the score and Roanoke goes on to win it 63 to 53.
Curtis Staples scored 23 and Norman Nolan 13 to lead the Virginia Cavaliers
The Cavaliers up their record to 2 and 1 on the season.
to a 60 to 45 win over George Mason.