As the busy holiday travel season kicks into high gear the F-A-A annouces
changes for some Boeing 7-47 aircraft.
And a Danville high school student accuses a classmate of rape.
No weather worries on this holiday with lots of sunshine and rising
temperatures. Complete weekend details on the way.
News 7 at noon is next.
A little more than a week after the F-B-I ended its criminal investigation
into the crash of TWA Flight 800, the F-A-A announces it's ordering major
changes for some 7-47's.
Older Boeing 7-47 jets face a sweeping overhaul of the wiring near the
central fuel tanks.
The F-A-A has ordered the nation's airlines to install new equipment to
shield certain wiring in the plane's fuel monitoring systems.
The action goes to the very heart of the leading theory first reported by
C-B-S News, that an electrical surge may have triggered the fuel
tank blast that brought down flight 800.
It appears the Iraqi government can't make up its mind about granting U-N
weapons inspectors access to Saddam Hussein's presidential palaces.
Earlier today Iraq officials invited inspectors to visit the sites now they
say ONLY international diplomats can inspect the palaces.
Meantime, the Iraqi parliament today gave the U-N inspectors a time limit.
Allen Pizzey reports from Jordan.
IN Q=The Iraqis say
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00
SUPER=01-Allen Pizzey/Reporting; 1:14
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, Amman.
(Iraqi parliament this morning/people reading newspapers)
The Iraqi parliament today said UN weapons must finish their job within six
months. And Iraq is also keeping up the war of words. A leading baghdad
newspaper today called U.S. officials "liars".
VO: The charge was in response to allegations that weapons of mass destruction
maybe hidden in palaces used by Saddam Hussein.
VO: Iraq accused the U.S.is merely trying to divert attention from the
suffering that sanctions are causing Iraqi civilians.
The U.N. is considering allowing Iraq to sell more oil to buy food for
civilians....but the Iraqi government is still debating the issue.
VO: U.N. weapons inspectors back on the job again today won't be taking up
Baghdad's offer to enter the palaces to check...not least because it hasn't
specifically been extended to them. Iraq has invited representatives of
countries involved in the inspection of weapons sites...as well as experts or
diplomats from countries in the U.N security council.
VO: Meanwhile, hundreds of "volunteers" for a newly formed "Saddam Commando"
unit paraded in a Baghdad park today...Iraq's latest gesture of defiance of
the U.S. military build-up in the Gulf.
O/C close: But the real war at the moment is one of propaganda... and Saddam's
latest offer will win him more support in the Arab world.. because it will be
seen not as slight of hand but as a further concession...
AP/CBS News, Amman.))
A North Carolina woman is dead following an mutli-vehicle accident last
night on Interstate.
The wreck shut down part of the highway.
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The four-vehicle wreck happened near the Poplar Camp exit.
State police say a tractor trailer was unable to stop for a traffic backup,
and plowed into a car causing the wreck.
Investigators confirm Alma Gertrude Weeks of Durham died at the scene.
The accident is still under investigation.
A Danville teenager has accused another teen of rape.
The incident allegedly happened Tuesday at George Washington High School.
The victim says she was waiting outside the high school, when a 15-year-old
boy snatched her backpack and ran.
Police say the girl chased him around the corner.
She says that's when he raped her.
Both teens are students at G-W.
Police say they plan to press charges against the boy.
They won't release his name because of his age.
Near Tampa, Florida the search continues today for a missing five month old
6:20:16 cbs morning news
Sabrina Aisenberg (I-zen-berg) was reportedly snatched out of her crib and
taken from her home Monday.
Her parents Steven and Marlene Aisenberg are appealing for her safe return.
IN Q=I'm begging that
I'M BEGGING THAT PERSON, PLEASE BRING OUR BABY HOME. SHE HER MOTHER AND HER
OUT Q= mother and her father.
Meantime, Sabrina's parents have hired a top Florida attorney even though
detectives have assured them they are not suspects in the case.
The lawyer representing Asienberg's says the couple hired him after some
aggressive questioning by detectives Tuesday night.
It's a happy Thanksgiving in Iowa for the McCaughey (mih-KOY) family.
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The world's first surviving septuplets turned one week old yesterday.
Five of the newborns are now breathing on their own and doctors rate their
chances of surviving at 98 percent.
Four of the newborns are eating by mouth instead of having to be fed
Parents Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey plan to spend much of the Thanksgiving
holiday visiting the babies at the hospital.
America's first family will spend the Thanksgiving holiday at Camp David
having a turkey with all the traditional trimmings.
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They may have been among the millions of Americans tuning into the Macy's
Thanksgiving Day Parade this morning.
High winds caused some problems for the famous giant balloons.
They had to fly low and some ran into light poles, others clipped trees.
In addition to the 17 big balloons the parade featured 21 floats, 14
marching bands, lots of clowns and of course Santa Claus.
Considering they're in space, the
astronauts aboard space shuttle ``Columbia'' had a fairly
traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
The menu included turkey,
cranberry sauce, and pecan pie. Astronaut Winston Scott took the
smoked turkey and the Ukrainian crewmember had steak.
And aboard Mir, the crew served up a a holiday greeting.
DAVID WOLF:WE WANT TO WISH YOU THE HAPPIEST ... IN THE LAST HOUR IN A HALF WE
EARTH ... THERE'S ONE THING ... HOW AWESOME THE GREAT PLANET EARTH IS. ))
OUT Q=the earth is.
Meanwhile Mission Control has delayed a joint Russian-American spacewalk from
It was set to take place December 5th; it's been re-scheduled for January
Last summer Chris DeWeese was racing down Mill Mountain trying to elude
police, when he crashed his car, killing two of his closest friends.
Yesterday, he was sentenced for involuntary manslaugher.
A city police officer recognized the 25-year old carnival worker-- and knew
he was wanted for failure to appear in court.
DeWeese took off with his best friend, Evan Brooker, and his girlfriend
DeWeese says everyone in the car agreed he should run.
The two passengers died in the fiery wreck.
IN Q=It was an accident
((CHRIS DEWEESE: IT WAS AN ACCIDENT. I DIDN'T MEAN FOR IT TO HAPPEN, BUT THEY
WANTED ME TO TAKE OFF. SHANNON DIDN'T WANT ME TO GO TO JAIL RIGHT THEN. AND SHE
WAS AFRAID THAT SHE WAS GOING TO JAIL, BECAUSE HER MOM HAD SAID THAT SHE HAD
CALLED THE LAW, TELLING THAT WE WAS TOGETHER. EVAN HAD TOLD US HE WAS RUNNING
FROM THE LAW IN FLORIDA.))
OUT Q=in Florida.
The judge sentenced DeWeese to serve five-and half years in prison.
A former Pittsylvania County prosecutor is in legal trouble once again--this
time for allegedly beating a teenager with a pistol.
61-year old Joseph Whitehead is charged with assault and battery.
Investigators say he accused the 17-year old of stealing from him, threatened
to kill him, then hit him in the back of the head.
Investigators also found guns and ammunition at Whitehead's home.
Whitehead is a convicted felon and not allowed to own firearms.
Whitehead was a commonwealth's attorney when he was found guilty of
protecting a prostitution ring in 1977.
He served six months in prison.
A year later, Whitehead tried to commit bribery and spent an additional ten
months in prison.
The state's secretary of transportation is leaving his post to take a
position in the private sector.
Robert Martinez says he'll go back to work at Norfolk Southern next year.
Before he joined Governor George Allen's cabinet, Martinez was the railroad's
manager of strategic planning.
Now he'll return as Norfolk Southern's vice president of marketing.
Martinez starts his new job February first.
A new study reveals there's a more effective treatment for heart disease
And, people who suffer from migraines may soon have another drug to choose
from to relieve the pain.
Rick Jackson has this report.
IN Q=Cardiac Defibrillators or
SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00
OUT Q=CBS News, New York.
(( CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATORS -- OR PACEMAKERS -- ARE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN DRUGS IN
KEEPING HEART DISEASE SUFFERERS ALIVE, ACCORDING TO TWO STUDIES IN TODAY'S NEW
ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE.
DEVICES THAT MONITOR THE HEART AND DELIVER A SHOCK IF DISRUPTED HEARTBEATS
ARE DETECTED... PROVIDE A CLEAR SURVIVAL ADVANTAGE, COMPARED TO DRUG
TREATMENTS, WHICH ARE DESIGNED TO PREVENT ERRATIC HEART RHYTHMS.
PACEMAKERS WERE FOUND TO CUT MORTALITY RATES BY 39-PERCENT IN THE FIRST YEAR
COMPARED TO MEDICATION.
Courtesy=FILE / Zeneca Pharmaceuticals
ABOUT 23-MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER FROM MIGRAINES...AND THE FOOD AND DRUG
ADMINISTRATION JUST APPROVED A DRUG -ZOMIG- WHICH MAY HELP ALLEVIATE SOME OF
MIGRAINES ARE CAUSED BY DILATED BLOOD VESSELS -- ZOMIG HELPS REDUCE THE
SWELLING OF THOSE BLOOD VESSELS.
THERE ARE SOME SIDE EFFECTS TO THE DRUG...SUCH AS DIZZINESS AND DROWSINESS.
ZOMIG WILL ARRIVE ON DRUGSTORE SHELVES IN JANUARY.
THE F-D-A ALSO APPROVED A NEW CANCER DRUG....
RITUXAN STIMULATES THE BODY'S IMMUNE SYSTEM TO ATTACK THE DISEASE...WHICH
COULD LIMIT THE NEED FOR CHEMOTHERAPY.
THE SIDE EFFECTS OF THE DRUG ARE ALSO MILDER THAN THOSE OF CHEMOTHERAPY.
PRESENTLY RITUXAN IS ONLY FOR THE TREATMENT OF NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA.
THAT'S A LOOK AT THE LATEST MEDICAL NEWS.
I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.
Senator John Warner is spending part of this Thanksgiving Day in Bosnia.
Warner is the second-ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee
and is in Europe attending meetings about the expansion of NATO.
Virginia National Guard troops have been part of the multi-national
peacekeeping force in the Balkans.
Congress has to decide whether U.S. troops will remain in Bosnia after next
And Warner says he wants a first-hand look at the situation before the
Senate debates the issue.
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351-years of tradition were kept alive in Virginia's capital yesterday, in
the form of gift for the governor.
The treaty of 1646 calls for the Mattaponi (matta-po-NYE) and Pamunkey
(pa-MON-key) indians to present an offering to the governor the day before
The deer will be donated to Hunter's for the Hungry.
The beaver pelts are actually last year's offering, they'll be loaned to the
Library of Virginia.
Allen also accepted three arrow-heads from the chief of the Mattaponi,
symbolizing friendship, love and peace.
IN Q=we are grateful
((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN; WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE RICH HERITAGE THAT WE HAVE
HERE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, THE CULTURE AND THE EDUCATION THAT THE
INDIAN TRIBES CONTRIBUTE TO OUR COMMONWEALTH. ))
OUT Q=to our commonwealth
Pamunkey Chief William Miles also had a special gift for First Lady Susan
IN Q=They're expecting
((CHIEF WILLIAM MILES/PAMUNKEY TRIBE; THEY'RE EXPECTING AN ADDITION TO THE
ALLEN FAMILY, SO WE WANT THAT NEW ADDITION TO HAVE A LITTLE EXTRA PROTECTION.
AND THAT IS WHY WE HAVE THIS SMALL DREAM CATCHER FOR MRS. ALLEN AND THE NEW
BABY ALLEN WHEN HE OR SHE ARRIVES.))
SUPER=01-Chief William Miles/Pamunkey Tribe;
OUT Q=he or she arrives
The chiefs said this was also a farewell ceremony.
This is the last time Allen will preside over the presentation.
Motorists travelling for the holidays through the California mountains got a
Snow is blanketing the regions near the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Chris Capra reports that the weather turned out to be a blessing and a
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SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/And Cool/28-32/Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/55-60;
Virginia Tech's new head coach took his team on the road yesterday and on to
victory against the Indians of William and Mary.
The hokies won 66 to 64.
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The Hokies would trail most of this game as William and Mary came to play on
its home court leading for most of the game.
But Tech started a rally midway through the second half by upping the tempo
on offense and using the pressure defense.
The Hokies would take the lead in SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/66/William &
Mary/64/;the final minutes of the game and hold on to beat the Indians 66 to
with the victory the Hokies up their record to 2 and 0.
Tech's next game is at home against Liberty on December first.
Football players for E.C. Glass missed out on the playoffs this year --and
now there are reports that the Hilltoppers' veteran head coach
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Bo Henson, is on his way out.
Principal Susan Morrison announced yesterday in a news release that Henson
will not return next season, and that a search to find his replacement will
begin next month.
Morrison would not confirm if Henson had been fired or resigned.
Reached at home yesterday Henson said he could not talk about the situation
at this time, but would comment in the near future.
Speculation is that the his departure centers around Glass being forced to
forfeit three games this season for using an ineligible player.
Henson has been at Glass since 1969, and he has been the Toppers head coach
for the last 19 seasons.
He won the 1988 state championship and made it to four other title games.
During his tenure, Glass has sent 71 players onto college and two to the NFL.
That's it in Sports for now, but coming up a little later former Heritage
football player Keith Hamilton talks about playing for the N-F-L's Giants.
At the Redskins, Giants game last Sunday in Maryland News 7 caught up with
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also afforded us the opportunity to catch up with former Friday Football Extra
star Keith Hamilton.
The former Heritage star is now in his sixth season with the Giants as a
starter on the defensive line.
IN Q="Oh Yeah...
((KEITH HAMILTON/GIANTS DEFENSIVE TACKLE:))
SUPER=01-Keith Hamilton/Giants Defensive Tackle; :00
OUT Q=...SUCCESS MAN."
That success has not come easy. Hamilton has played on some of the worst
teams ever in New York, but now he's finally part of a contender.
IN Q="Feels good...
OUT Q=...really good."
That's it for Sports, have a Happy THANKSGIVING everybody.