New allegations today against the President- the most serious ever-
The accusations are essentially perjury and obstruction of justice.
They're made in a series of secretly recorded audio tapes of a woman who
claims to have had an affair with Bill Clinton.
The woman is Monica Lewinski- who at the time was a 21 year old White House
As Scott Pelley reports, the president denies the affair.
OUT Q=denial today
((BILL CLINTON: I'M GONNA COOPERATE, I DIDN'T ASK ANYBODY NOT TO TELL THE
TRUTH THERE IS NO IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP THE ALLEGATIONS I HAVE READ ARE NOT
This story begins with the Paula Jones sexual harrassment case. In the
investigation Lewinski swore in a deposition she never had an affair with the
president. But that is not what she was telling white house co-worker,
Linda Tripp. Tripp has been recording conversations with Lewinsky in which
lewinsky admits the affair and says she was pressured to lie.
Two weeks ago Tripp took the tapes to white water independent council kenneth
starr who authorized tripp to make more recordings.
CBS News has learned that the FBI set up surveillance of lewinski at this
washington area hotel last week.
Tripp was wearing a microphone and a
tape recorder strapped to her leg.
The meeting in the bar was
photographed by several under cover FBI agents.
Starr, the independent counsel authorized the surveillance after
hearing parts of 17 audio tapes of Lewinski that Tripp recorded over the
phone. A source familiar with the tapes tells CBS News Lewinski is often
heard in tears pleading with tripp to help her cover up the alleged affair.
Lewinski allegedly says the president wants her to deny any relationship.
CBS News has learned Lewinski complains Mr. Clinton was quote-- "in
denial" about the Paula Jones case.
The women agree he should settle so
they don't have to testify in the jones case. Tripp says if she is ever asked
about whether Lewinksi had an affair she would have to tell the truth.
Lewinski begs her not to.
In tears, Lewinski suggests the women are like family. Wouldn't Tripp be
willing to lie for her family? Tripp says no.
On Saturday Mr. Clinton gave a sworn deposition in the Paula Jones case.
sources say the president's attorney Bob Bennett objected to questioning
about Lewinski and introduced into evidence a sworn affidavit from
Lewinski denying any relationship with Mr. Clinton, but the judge insisted
Mr. Clinton answer the questions and, under oath, he denied any affair.
he repeated the denial today.))
Lewinski is due to be deposed in the Jones case Friday.
CBS News has learned she plans to take the fifth and refuse to comment on
whether there was an affair.
The allegatons have prompted some talk of a possible impeachment.
According to the head of the House Judiciary Committee, charges of perjury
and obstruction of justice are felonies-
According to the constitition that is grounds for impeachment.
Pope John Paul will say his first mass in Cuba tomorrow.
He arrived in the nation this afternoon- where he spoke of the Cuban
church's quest for more privleges under Castro's government.
((MAY CUBA WITH ALL IT'S MAJOR POTENTIAL OPEN ITSELF UP TO THE WORLD MAY THE
WORLD OPEN ITSELF UP TO CUBA.))
OUT Q=up to cuba."
U-S officials say the visit brings hope but whether it brings full religous
freedom to Cuba remains to be seen.
In 1852 the first railcar rolled through the city.
Yet for all its history, it has been almost 20 years since Roanoke has had
regular passenger service.
But as David Johnson reports its return may be just around the bend.
IN Q=Virginia's Rail
SUPER=01-Alan Tobias/Va. Dept. of Rail & Public Trans.; :13
OUT Q=DJ News 7
(( Virginia's Rail and Public Transportation department is just a handful of
adjustments away from completing its feasibility study for the "Bristol Rail
((ALAN TOBIAS/VA. DEPT OF RAIL AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION; WE ARE PARTICULARLY
INTERESTED IN LOOKING AT THE IMPACT ON NORFOLK-SOUTHERN AND THEIR FREIGHT
BUSINESS. SO WE DID SOME DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THAT. WE USED SOME COMPUTER
MODELS OF TRAIN OPERATIONS AND WE'VE MADE SOME ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT
IMPROVEMENT TO THE RAIL NETWORK SO THAT TRAINS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PASS.))
That would run about 9.3 million dollars and operating costs would add to
that, but analysts say the project would pay for itself in 12-years.
Since the General Assembly requested the study, the best shot for the
project's success is for residents to lobby their legislators.
Local governments will also have to do their part.
((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS; WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO HAVE A NEW STATION IN ROANOKE. I
DON'T MIND PUTTING UP AN AMSHACK INITIALLY IF WE HAVE TO. JUST PUTTING A
TRAILER THERE, I'LL DO ANYTHING TO GET PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE BACK THROUGH
DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SO WHILE THE STATE'S DEPARTMENT OF RAIL AND PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK, A FEASIBILITY STUDY IS NOT THE END OF THE
LINE. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WILL DETERMINE IF RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE WILL RETURN
AND, IF SO, HOW IT WILL BE FINANCED. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.
Ten years after he was sentenced to die for murdering four family members in
Amherst County, Douglas Buchanan is a step closer to his execution.
The U-S Supreme Court today denied Buchanan's appeal for a new sentencing
SUPER=03-Washington D.C./November 1997; :06
His lawyers had argued the jury wasn't specifically told to consider
Buchanan's troubled childhood when they gave him the death penalty.
Prosecutor Ed Meeks disagrees.
IN Q=At least in
((ED MEEKS/BUCHANAN PROSECUTOR: AT LEAST IN OUR ARGUMENT, WE CONCEDED HE HAD A
TUMULTUOUS CHILDHOOD. I DON'T THINK ANYBODY DISAGREED ON THAT. BUT THE QUESTION
WAS WHETHER THE CRIME WAS SUFFICIENTLY VILE THAT IT CALLED FOR THE MAXIMUM
PUNISHMENT. WE ARGUED IT DID, THE JURY AGREED.))
SUPER=01-Ed Meeks/Buchanan Prosecutor; :00
OUT Q=the jury agreed.
A new execution date for Buchanan could be scheduled within thirty days.
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Coming up, the search continues for a new Roanoke Police Chief,
and some Clifton Forge residents say they are having to deal with raw sewage
backing up in their homes.
The interviews are now under way, and the city of Roanoke hopes to name a
new police chief in mid- February.
Eight finalists are meeting this week at the Hotel Roanoke with two panels
of citizens, police officers and city administrators.
Public Safety Director Chip Snead says all of the candidates have at least
20 years of experience in law enforcement.
IN Q=Two internal candidates
((CHIP SNEAD/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: TWO INTERNAL CANDIDATES. SIX EXTERNAL
CANDIDATES. TWO OF THE EXTERNAL CANDIDATES ARE FROM OTHER OTHER POLICE
DEPARTMENTS IN VIRGINIA AND THE OTHER FOUR CANDIDATES ARE FROM OUT OF STATE.))
SUPER=01-Chip Snead/Public Safety Director;
OUT Q=from out of state.
The two panels conducting interviews will make recommendations to city
manager Bob Herbert.
He's expected to make his decision by mid February.
Heavy rain a week ago caused flooding around the region.
It only added to problems already faced by some residents of Clifton Forge.
Stacey Martin has more.
IN Q=The water of
SUPER=01-Mark Elmore/Forest Hills Resident; :00
SUPER=01-Laurence Nelson/Forest Hills Resident; :43
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge; :57
SUPER=01-Dick Magnifico/Clifton Forge City Mgr.; 1:12
OUT Q=SM, News 7.
SOT 11.42.12 - 11.42.21
IN Q=The deep sink was
((MARK ELMORE/FOREST HILLS RESIDENT: THE DEEP SINK WAS FULL. IT WAS
OVERFLOWING THROUGH THE DEEP SINK. AND, OF COURSE THE DRAIN FOR THE WASHING
MACHINE, SO THAT WAS IT'S SECOND ENTRY POINT.))
OUT Q=in the water.
The basement that used to be a bedroom is now bare.
The carpeting has been stripped, the ceiling tiles removed, and shelves
cleared--it's part of the clean-up effort after a backup along city sewer lines
sent RAW SEWAGE flowing through the Elmore home.
SOT 11.46.17 - 11.46.23
IN Q=This step is
((MARK ELMORE/FOREST HILLS RESIDENT: THIS STEP IS ABOUT EIGHT INCHES HIGH. AND,
THE WATER WAS LEVEL WITH THIS STEP AT ITS HIGHEST POINT.))
OUT Q=its highest point.
This black line marks where the sewage leveled off.
The damage done is costing Elmore and other residents thousands of dollars
But, those are costs some people in the area can't pay.
SOT 13.22.23 - 13.22.29
IN Q=I live alone
((LAURENCE NELSON/FOREST HILLS RESIDENT: I LIVE ALONE AND I ONLY HAVE ONE
INCOME, MY PENSION AND I NEED SOME HELP.))
OUT Q=need some help.
SOT 13.32.55 - 13.33.04
IN Q=City officials say
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: CITY OFFICIALS SAY ALL THE DAMAGE CAN BE TRACED BACK
TO THIS ROCK THAT SOMEHOW FLOWED INTO THE SEWER LINES, TOSSING AND TURNING
UNTIL IT GOT STUCK.))
OUT Q=it got stuck.
Employees with the Public Works Department removed the rock about a week ago
and have checked to make sure nothing else was caught in the line.
But, the city says it won't pay for any damage done to homes--relying on the
response of the city's insurance carrier.
SOT- 12.22.26 - 12.22.38
IN Q=The first thing
((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MGR.: THEY FELT A ROCK WAS NOT AN ISSUE OF
NEGLIGENCE. THERE'S NOT WAY OF IDENTIFYING HOW IT ENTERED THE SYSTEM OR WHEN
IT ENTERED THE SYSTEM. SO THEY INFORMED US THAT THERE WOULD NOT BE INSURANCE
OUT Q=be insurance coverage.
The most recent flood was Mark Elmore's third in three years and by far the
He now has plans to move.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))
Rural Franklin County is gaining attention statewide for showering its
students with computers.
The Virginia Department of Education gave Franklin County a perfect score
for its technology program, which includes child-friendly laptops for
elementary school students.
Eighth graders spend a semester at a special school for technology -- where
they can see and speak with students across the world using a computer.
This school does not even have a library-- all resources are found online.
IN Q=A lot on
((TORI GRONEWALD/STUDENT: A LOT ON THE INTERNET. YOU GET TO GO ON AND THEY
GIVE YOU CERTAIN SITES TO LOOK UNDER AND YOU CAN GO TO HEALTH SITES LIKE IN
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.))
OUT Q=and human services
Plus there are special perks for artists.
IN Q=They willbe
((DR. TAMMY MCGRAW/TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR: THEY WILL BE USING HIGH END POWER
MACINTOSH MACHINES, WITH SCANNERS AND DIGITAL CAMERAS AND COLOR PRINTING
CAPABILITIES AND THE LATEST AND BEST IN GRAPHIC PRODUCTION SOFTWARE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Tammy McGraw/Technology Coordinator;
Based on their perfect technology score, Franklin County schools have earned
90-thousand dollars in federal Goals 2000 funds.
If you just can't live without Pepsi-- then you're in luck if you're
thinking about or are already enrolled at Virginia Tech.
Back in 1990-- the college signed an exclusive contract with the soft drink
In exchange for signing on the dotted line-- the school will receive more
than five and a half million dollars over a ten year period.
School officials say the money will be used for scholarships and other
improvements around campus.
Radford University has a similar arrangement with Coca Cola.
Fortunately for Williams Bowers-- Coke was already on the top of his list.
((WILLIAM BOWERS/RU STUDENT: PEPSI TO ME HAS A REAL SWEET TASTE THAT I PREFER
COKE--BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO SETTLE BETTER IN MY STOMACH. I ENJOY IT BETTER. ))
SUPER=01-William Bowers/RU Student; :00
OUT Q=it better.
Coca cola provides scholarships and other career opportunities for students.
However, Radford is not paid a lump sum as part of its contract-- rather a
percentage of each vending sale.
Still to come on the newscast,
we'll see how a man from Danville is heading downhill as he pursues his dream
of competing with the Olympic Bobsled team.
World-class athletes will soon compete at the Olympic Winter Games in
Randy Russel of Danville wanted to be one of those athletes.
He's a former football player who recently tried out for the USA bobsled
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City/UT;
Russel scored well at the Olympic trials in Salt Lake City... but he didn't
make the team.
IN Q=I wanted to
((RANDY RUSSEL/BOBSLEDDER: I WANTED TO MAKE IT. I WANTED TO MAKE IT SO WHEN I
SEE NAGANO ON TV I'M LIKE WAIT A MINUTE YOU KNOW THIS BOOK IS NOT FINISHED. I
SHOULD BE THERE.))
OUT Q=should be there.
Russel says he'll probably give bobsledding one more shot.
Remember.. you can watch the Olympic Winter Games right here on WDBJ7 and
Opening ceremonies are set for February 6th.
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SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Light Winds/30-32/Cloudy With/Rain Late/40-42;
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SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Light Winds/28-30/Rain By/Afternoon/38-40;
SUPER=334-Cloudy With/Drizzle Late/24-28/Freezing Drizzle/Possible/35-39;
Steve Mason will have a Roundhouse Wrap up tonight and We'll have highlights
from Radford's game at the Dedmon Center.
But first the Extra point.
Senior golfer Larry Gilbert had died of cancer at the age of 55.
Gilbert, a two time winner on the tour, was diagnosed with inoperable lung
cancer last September.
He joined the tour in 1993 and won more that 900-thousand dollars last year.
Now, here's the numbers.
WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=0098-/George Mason/66/j/William & Mary/84////Richmond/57/j/ODU/62///;
SUPER=0098-j/Roanoke/81//Guilford/51///j/W. Salem St./72//Va. State/57///;
SUPER=0098-j/W & L/65//Emory & Henry/62///;
OUT Q=........last score.
The Radford Highlanders recorded their biggest Big South Conference win ever
last night as they blasted Winthrop 88-to-54.
Mike Stevens has the damage report from the Dedmon Center.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Radford/Winthrop vs. Radford; :00
SUPER=01-Chibi Johnson/6 Points & 7 Rebounds; :17
SUPER=01-Corey Reed/4 Treys & 5 Assists; :35
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
And coming up, The Coaches hold court during another media day at the Super
Bowl the Carolina Panthers hold the Six Million dollar bonus for quarterback
And the Express gets the night off but Steve Mason has some news in
Roundhouse Wrap up.
Roanoke had four players in double figures last night in an 81 to 51 win
Kyle Murphy led the Maroons with 14 and Dewayne Bullock added 13. The win
ups the Maroons record to 7 and 7 overall and 4 and 4 in the ODAC.
The coaches take center stage at the Super Bowl. More coming later on
Last nights action in the A-C-C featured Maryland and Georgia Tech in
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/JP SPORTS; :
Bobby Cremins watching as his team fell behind early.
Terrance Morris moves behind the line and hits the three pointer and the
Terps led the Yellow Jackets 13 to 7.
Then with over half the period remaining the Terps throw the alley oop to
Lorin Profit and Maryland led by as many as 13.
The Yellow Jackets made a run Dion SUPER=33-Maryland/70/Georgia
Tech/67/;Glover moves the ball up the court and throws the no look pass to
Matt Harpring and Maryland goes on to win the game 70 to 67.
Today; the Express left for South Carolina for tomorrow's game against Pee
SS=Round House Wrap Up Full!!!
LET FULL SCREEN BOARD STAY UP OVER MASON FOR A FEW SECONDS BEFORE WIPING!!!!!
Steve Mason says questions about a few key players futures makes up part of
this Round House Wrap up mid season progress report.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Michael Smith/Express Defenseman; :17
SUPER=01-Duane Harmer/Express Captain; :27
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; 1:13
SUPER=03-Lafayette, LA/HTS; 1:26
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; 1:38
OUT Q=...Round House Wrap up"
The Teams are going through their final days of practice leading up to Super
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA; :
Mike Holmgren has discussed the game with the media for a couple of days now
and yesterday he told the media how happy he was for Robert Brooks. Brooks was
injured last year and missed the Super Bowl.
IN Q="He was
((MIKE HOLMGREN/PACKER HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Mike Holmgren/Packer Head Coach; :
OUT Q=......better person."
Denver coach Mike Shanahan was happy with the preparation so far.
And he said a victory is important for the team.
IN Q="I think what
((MIKE SHANAHAN/BRONCOS HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Mike Shanahan/Broncos Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.......game on tv."
The Carolina Panthers have decided to not pay Kerry Collins a six million
Dollar bonus which was needed to extend his contract three more years.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :
The club said it plans to extend an offer to Collins which would allow him
to play next season as a restricted Free agent.
Collins suffered a broken jaw and had a Rocky season in 1997.
Collins was the Panthers first ever draft pick in 1995.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
That's News 7 at 11.
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This Saturday, we'll tell you why local fire and rescue squads are having
trouble recruiting enough volunteers.
Be sure to join us for that this Saturday morning at eight.