Up next on News 7 at 11...
The party is on for Republicans, as they celebrate the inauguration of
Governor Jim Gilmore.
President Clinton answers questions from Paula Jone's lawyers.
And Lynchburg officials say Junius Haskin's dream will not die.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Virginia's new Governor is kicking up his heels.
Eleven hours into his term, Governor Jim Gilmore's mixing it up at an
Inaugural ball in Richmond.
DOUBLE BOXES=Eric and Ellen via Starlink
Ellen Qualls is there with a full report.
They're giving a new definition to Grand Old Party tonight at the Richmond
Centre, after swearing-in a first-ever full Republican slate of statewide
But this night is all about James Stuart Gilmore the Third.
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SUPER=07-Gov. Jim Gilmore; :27
SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/Political Analyst; 1:09
OUT Q=all of you.
Governor Jim Gilmore's arrived.
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((GILMORE: I AM A SON OF VIRGINIA--I WENT TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN HENRICO
SUBURBS; I ATTENDED A GREAT PUBLIC UNIVERSITY OF THIS STATE; AS WELL AS ITS
LAW SCHOOL. I HAVE WORKED IN GROCERY STORES. I'VE BEEN A BANK TELLER, AND
I'VE PRACTICED LAW. I SERVED MY COUNTRY WHEN IT NEEDED ME IN THE U-S ARMY.))
Now Virginians have called him into service as their 68th governor.
And he's heard the calling.
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((GILMORE: TOO MANY CITIZENS FEEL FORGOTTEN AND ISOLATED AS THEY PAY THEIR
INCOME TAXES, SALES TAXES, UTILITY TAXES, MEALS TAXES, GAS TAXES, AND CAR
((I DON'T CARE HOW THEY SPEND THEIR TAX SAVINGS. IT'S NOT GOVERNMENT'S
BUSINESS HOW PRIVATE CITIZENS SPEND THEIR EARNINGS.))
((BOB HOLSWORTH: HE REALLY WANTS TO DELIVER ON THIS CAR TAX REDUCTION PLAN, TO
ELIMINATE THAT. AND HAVE AN ACHIEVEMENT THAT EVEN GOVERNOR ALLEN COULD NOT
Another mark he's his own man -- his first official act: creating a blue
ribbon commission to chart a bold new course for Virginia colleges and
universities -- the kind of support college presidents pined for from George
And an olive branch to state workers-- whom George Allen made feel like an
((THEY NEED TO KNOW THAT THEY MARCH BY MY SIDE AS WE LEAD VIRGINIA INTO THE
((CRANWELL: GENTLE AND GENTILE IS THE WORDS I MAY WANT TO USE THAN THE ONE
FOUR YEARS AGO. HE SAID HE WANTED TO WORK TOGETHER. AND IF THAT'S THE
ATTITUDE AND THE TONE, WE'LL GET SOMETHING DONE.))
((GILMORE: TONIGHT... ALL OF YOU.))
So this day ends for the new Governor.
Monday night, he gets more specific, with his first State of the
And by the end of next week, Eric, he's promised some final numbers on how
much "no car tax" will really cost.
Winning a seat in the General Assembly was NOT very difficult for some
representatives, considering they had no opposition from their home districts.
Nearly half did not have an opponent last November. Political observers
note pay and other restrictions discourage candidates from seeking the job of
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((DR. HARRY WILSON/ROANOKE COLLEGE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY RESEARCH: WE SEE A
VERY HIGH PERCENTAGE OF ATTORNEYS AND SELF-EMPLOYED PEOPLE AND ALMOST EVERYONE
ELSE IS REALLY DISQUALIFIED FROM RUNNING.))
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Former candidate Al Bedrosian says those interested in politics don't need
big party backing or a campaign war chest--he says first time candidates can be
successful if they have principle and consistency on issues.
Last fall Bedrosian came close to upsetting powerful Vinton Democrat Dick
President Clinton faced Paula Jones today, and answered questions from her
lawyers for almost six hours.
Sources say his testimony in a nutshell is... he didn't do it.
Jonathan Freed has more.
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SUPER=01-Susan Carpenter-McMillan/Jones' Spokesperson; :58
SUPER=19-Jonathan Freed; 1:34
OUT Q=The White House
((The President's motorcade left the White House Saturday morning and took a
right turn into history.
Just a couple of blocks away, at his lawyer's office, Bill Clinton became the
first U-S President to testify as a defendant in a law suit.
SOUND-UP: JONES JOSTLED BY MEDIA.
Clinton's accuser, Paula Jones had to fight her way through the media...in
order to sit in as her lawyers took sworn testimony from the President...a
Jones is suing Clinton for sexual harassment. She claims that when Clinton
was governor of Arkansas, he exposed himself to her in a Little Rock hotel
room...asking for oral sex. She was a state employee.
The judge in the case has imposed a gag order. But Jones' lawyers were
expected to try to question Clinton about his sexual history.
The President claims he does not remember meeting Jones.
And recent opinion polls are suggesting that more people now believe the
BITE (SUSAN CARPENTER-McMILLAN/JONES' SPOKESPERSON): PAULA HASN'T REALLY CARED
WHAT THE REST OF THE COUNTRY THINKS...PAULA HAS TO BE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT 12
JURORS IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS ARE GOING TO THINK.
That is, of course, if the case actually goes to trial. Jones is reportedly
willing to settle out of court for 2-million dollars, and an apology. No
final word on that from Clinton's side.
SOUND-UP: MOTORCADE LEAVING LAW OFFICE.
The deposition lasted most of the day...the President and Jones left quickly,
Later, Jones and her entourage went out to dinner and were, effectively, on
TAG (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): IF THERE IS A TRIAL, THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT
HAVE TO APPEAR IN PERSON...BUT IN THAT CASE, IT'S EXPECTED THAT HIS VIDEOTAPED
DEPOSITION WOULD BE PLAYED FOR THE JURY.
J-F...THE WHITE HOUSE.))
The Virginia Military Institute now has one less cadet, after another female
freshman left yesterday.
The Washington Post reported that Beth Hogan of Oregon returned to the
school Tuesday after the Christmas holidays then told officials yesterday she
Hogan was the first woman in the school's 158-year history to sign VMI's
There's word today that Trigon Blue Cross and Blue Shield has put three
Columbia/HCA hospitals back on its preferred provider organization lists.
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Yesterday, Delegate Jim Shuler and State Senator Madison Mayre apparently
worked out an agreement calling for Trigon to honor its insurance contract for
With the settlement, workers are now covered through to October 19-99.
Back in December Trigon announced plans to drop Lewis-Gale, Montgomery
Regional and Pulaski Community Hospital-- from its preferred provider
A spokesperson for Trigon would not confirm yesterday's settlement.
Many people welcome big businesses moving into the Roanoke Valley, but it's
creating some difficulties for smaller, local companies.
David Johnson explains.
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SUPER=01-Louise Dudley/Faison Realty; 1:00
OUT Q=DJO, News 7;
((Big businesses in the region usually settle in at one of the 19-shopping
centers measuring more than 50-thousand square feet in size.
But, that's leaving only four-percent of the space open for new tenants.
((DR. MILLE MOORE/BOONE AND CO. REALTY; WE HAVE A VALLEY LIKE ROANOKE AND AREAS
LIKE BLACKSBURG, CHRISTIANSBURG THAT ARE 96-PERCENT LEASED IN THEIR DOMINANT
SHOPPING CENTERS. WHERE DO THESE SMALL BUSINESSES GO IN TERMS OF FINDING A
PLACE TO START THEIR BUSINESS?))
Another issue is where do businesses go that are looking to expand or have a
One recommendation is to get an early start.
((MOORE/BOONE AND CO. REALTY; IT'S NOT THAT WE DON'T HAVE ANY SPACE OR IN A
CENTER HERE LIKE TOWERS WHERE WE DON'T HAVE LEASES COMING UP AND PEOPLE WILL
EITHER VACATE OR MOVE TO ANOTHER SPACE OR EXPAND OR WHATEVER. BUT IT TAKES A
LOT OF TIME TO FIND A SPACE FOR A 12-HUNDRED SQUARE FOOT TENANT TODAY.))
Though it's hard on some small businesses, some realtors say there's an
upside to having a high occupancy rate.
((LOUISE DUDLEY/FAISON REALTY; WITH THE NEW VACANCIES, WE'RE ABLE TO BRING IN A
TENANT THAT MAY CONTRIBUTE TO OUR TENANT MIX AS WELL AS TO A HIGHER VOLUME,
WHICH EQUATES TO A HIGHER SALES PER SQUARE.))
In Roanoke, there may be a solution in the near future with potential
development along the Route 460 corridor.
((MOORE/BOONE AND CO. REALTY; THERE ARE A COUPLE OF DEVELOPERS WHO'VE BEEN
LOOKING AT LAND OUT IN THAT ARENA. WHETHER THEY'LL END UP BEING "BIG BOX"
TENANTS OR WHETHER THEY'LL END UP BEING SOME BIG BOXES AND SOME SMALL SHOPS HAS
YET TO BE ANNOUNCED.))
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SO WHILE IT SPEAKS VOLUMES FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY
THAT MOST OF THE SHOPPING SPACES ARE OCCUPIED, IT DOESN'T HELP THE MOM AND
POPS OF THE AREA, WHO ARE TRYING TO MAKE THEIR BUSINESSES GROW AND THEIR DREAMS
COME TRUE. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
The browser war prompts Netscape to send out some pink slips.
And, if you liked the movie "Titanic" and can't get enough--catch the latest
waves on the Internet.
More now in this week's edition of WebWatch.
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It's loosing millions of dollars and hundreds of workers...
Netscape is projecting an 80 million dollar quarterly loss, blaming pressure
from Microsoft and lagging sales.
400 layoffs are planned, about 13 percent of it's workforce.
Meanwhile, closing arguments in Justice Department's anti-trust suit against
Microsoft are scheduled for Thursday.
Learn more about money and politics in your area by visiting the Federal
Election Commission site.
It now has on-line access to financial reports from candidates, and
You can learn a lot with a quick search, for example, did you know Virginia
dentists have their own political action committee?
An Indiana school keeps parents involved in education through it's web page.
At the Evansville Day School site parents can check on the curriculum and
class materials... browse sports statistics, and check out their grades...
It's one of the first schools in the country with on-line report cards...
school officials say it's well-protected by password system
If you fell head over heals for the movie "Titanic"... You'll love the real
story... chronicled by the Encyclopedia Britannica in a special on-line exhibit
of photographs, illustrations and press clippings.
To join the voyage, head for the WebWatch page on the WDBJ Website, at
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Lynchburg City Councilman Junius Haskins died one year ago today.
Now others are stepping forward to fight for the project that meant so much
Steve Smallshaw has more about renovations to the city's old train
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July, 1996; :00
SUPER=10-Junius Haskins//July, 1996; :12
SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Council Member; :51
SUPER=01-Ed Barksdale/Lynchburg Council Member; 1:01
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( Five months before he died, Junius Haskins surveyed the old train station
that meant so much to him, and talked about his vision for the property.
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((JUNIUS HASKINS/JULY, 1996: IT COULD BE A GOLD MINE. I'M JUST WAITING FOR IT
TO HAPPEN. IT'S NOT IF, BUT IT'S JUST WHEN, BECAUSE IT'S GOT TO HAPPEN.))
OUT Q=got to happen.
Haskins died of a heart attack in Washington D.C., on a mission to raise
federal support for the project.
A year later, his efforts are paying off.
The city has completed a development plan for the area, and will soon start
applying a quarter million dollar grant towards renovating the station.
IN Q=Despite the outward
((STEVE SMALLSHAW/REPORTING: DESPITE THE OUTWARD APPEARANCES, OFFICIALS SAY
PROGRESS IS BEING MADE HERE. A CITY STAFFER HAS BEEN ASSIGNED FULL TIME TO THE
TRAIN STATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, AND NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE WITH THE RAILROADS
TO HAVE THE PROPERTY DONATED TO LYNCHBURG.))
OUT Q=donated to Lynchburg.
Like Haskins, his colleagues know this will take time.
It's his memory that keeps them going.
IN Q=Doesn't look
((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: DOESN'T LOOK A LOT DIFFERENT THEN
IT DID LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME, BUT I THINK IT WILL, AND THINGS DO TAKE TIME.
WE'RE LOOKING AT THE WHOLE AREA.))
OUT Q=the whole area.
IN Q=It's going to
((ED BARKSDALE/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT'S GOING TO BE A LONG, DRAWN OUT
PROJECT, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE BEAUTIFUL ONCE IT IS COMPLETED, AND I'M GOING TO
STAY ON TOP OF IT UNTIL IT DOES REACH COMPLETION.))
OUT Q=reach completion.
Barksdale says the city and Haskins deserve at least that much.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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The Virginia Tech Hokies lost their third straight game yesterday.
Xavier got 24 points from Torraye Braggs and beat the Hokies 77 to 66 in the
Tech is 6 and 8 overall and 1 and 3 in the Atlantic 10.
Meantime, Terri Williams scored 19 as the Lady Hokies beat George
Washington 64 to 57.
Speaking of lady's action, In the ODAC today Randolph-Macon beat Roanoke 71
to 51 and Washington and Lee downed Lynchburg 55 to 48.
And in other scores, Radford beat Elon 61 to 58 and Methodist downed Ferrum
72 to 58.
Ed Cota had a career high 14 assists as North Carolina bounced back to beat
Appalachian State 96 to 63.
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Buzz Peterson was back in Chapel Hill with his Mountaineers.
Carolina took it to the hoop early and often Vince Carter driving in for the
first points of the game.
The next time down the floor Antwan Jamison takes it in the paint and hits
the jump hook for a 4 to nothing lead.
Appalachian State trailed by 16 at the half Mike Garner hitting this three
pointer for the Mountaineers.
But Carolina was just too strong Ed SUPER=33-North Carolina/96/Appalachian
St./63/;Cota takes it in and scores off the glass and the Tar Heels win it 96
Second ranked Duke led by 24 in the second half but held on for an 81 to 80
win over Clemson.
SUPER=03-Durham, NC/ABC SPORTS; :
Rick Barnes watches his Tigers fall behind in the second half.
The Blue Devils would take it to the hoop and this basket put the Tigers
behind by a score of 55 to 31.
Then moments later Trajan Langdon gets behind the line and hits the three
pointer for three of his season high 23 points.
But the Tigers clawed their way back into the game on this play Terrell
McIntyre banks in the three from the top of the key to make it 78 to 72.
Langdon answered that basket with this three pointer and the Tigers trailed
81 to 78.
Clemson cut the lead to one and had SUPER=33-Duke/81/Clemson/80/;two
shots at the win in the closing seconds but Duke holds on to win 81 to 80.
New York used a 12 point run in the fourth quarter to beat Toronto 93 to 82.
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/MSG; :
Patrick Ewing still sporting the cast on his broken wrist.
Charlie Ward sets up in the corner and nails the three pointer and the Knicks
led 27 to 21 after one.
But the Raptors came back Doug Christie hits the three pointer from the top
of the key and the game was tied 31 to 31 in the second.
New York's Larry Johnson gets it SUPER=32-New York/93/Toronto/82/;down
low misses but gets his own rebound and scores and the Knicks win it 93 to 82.
SUPER=03-Lawrence, KS/CBS SPORTS; :
A special day in Lawrence, Kansas for former N-B-A great Wilt Chamberlin.
Before today's game with Kansas State, The Jayhawks retired Chamberlins
number 13 and then went on to win the game by 4.
Now, here's the rest of the scores.
WIPE TO MOTION
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OUT Q=.....last score."
And coming up, Darrell Waltrip talks about his new sponsors for the 1998
Winston Cup Season.
And scores and highlights from the Crestar Roundball Classic at the Salem
William Fleming opened The Crestar Roundball Classic with a win yesterday
afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.
SUPER=03-Salem/Fleming vs Providence Day; :
Providence Day head coach David Carrier huddled around his team setting up
Fleming moves the ball in close Scott Byrd passes to Michael Fleshman who
hits the jumper in traffic to tie it at 17 to 17 in the second quarter.
But Providence day comes right back with the outside game Ryan Carson hits
the three pointer for the lead.
The Colonels took the lead in the SUPER=33-William Fleming/63/Providence
Day/61/;quarter and then William Hankins nails this three pointer and Fleming
goes on to win the game 63 to 61.
Top Ranked Liberty and Patrick Henry headed last night's session of the
Crestar Roundball Classic.
SUPER=03-Salem/Liberty vs Patrick Henry; :
We go straight to the action. Patrick Henry gets out on the break and hits
a cutting Ray Johnson who goes in for the one handed jam cutting the Liberty
But the Minutemen come back and find Mike Perry on the wing he hits the
three pointer and Liberty padded its lead.
Patrick Henry's Dominic English flashes into the Liberty lane hitting the
jumper keeping the game close in the second quarter.
Liberty's pressure defense was too SUPER=33-Liberty/84/Patrick
Henry/70/;much for the Patriots Peanut Arrington gets the ball on the turnover
and hits the tough shot and Liberty wins it 84 to 70.
In the other games, Salem beat Lee of Staunton 67 to 63 and Northside downs
Chapel Hill 84 to 78 in overtime.
In other scores, Bath County over Craig County 65 to 42 Glenvar beats
William Byrd 61 to 54 and Laurel Park over Smith 42 to 35.
Darrell Waltrip talks about his new sponsors in our next sports segment stay
Darrell Waltrip celebrated his 25-th year in Winston Cup racing in 1997.
But a lack of sponsorship money almost kept him from joining the circuit this
However, Mike Stevens tells us that some construction specialists are
helping him build up his bank account just in time for Daytona.
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OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."
And, that's a wrap from the News 7 Sports Department.
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A mother in Southern California is welcoming 17 new additions to her family.
SUPER=75-Canyon Country, CA;
Bailey started giving birth to her pups Wednesday night.
Number 17 arrived at 6:30 Thursday morning.
A veterinarian who helped Bailey out said a normal litter is from eight to
The litter didn't break any records, but it came close.
It tied the record for the second largest puppy litter in the Guiness Book
of World Records.
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