Next on News 7-
The latest on this woman- Monica Lewinsky's deposition for tomorrow has been postponed.
Ted Kaczynski admits to being the unabomber. We'll hear more details from his journal.
Plus how would you like this gem to go along with your Valentines Candy.
It used to be Jackie O's necklace.
News 7 is next.
Theodore Kaczynski admitted Thursday he is the Unabomber-
The 55 year old former math professor entered a guilty plea- sparing him a trial, and a possible death sentence.
More layoffs at a Southwest Virginia garment company.
Precision Fabrics in Vinton says 75 people will lose their jobs by the end of the month.
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And how would like a diamond necklace to go with your valentines day chocolates? That's what the Godiva Chocolate company is giving away.
It belonged to Jackie O.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Monica Lewinsky will Not give a deposition tomorrow as planned.
A federal judge has indefinitely postponed the deposion she was scheduled to give in Paula Jones lawsuit.
Drew Levinson has the latest from Washington.
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((A DAY OF DENIAL WITHIN WASHINGTON'S BELTWAY.
CLINTON: THE ALLEGATIONS ARE FALSE, AND I WOULD NEVER ASK ANYBODY TO DO ANYTHING OTHER
THAN TELL THE TRUTH.
AT NO TIME DID I EVER SAY, SUGGEST OR INTIMNATE TO HER THAT SHE SHOULD LIE.
The two main players named by this woman in secret FBI Tapes alleging an
affair with the President and subsequent coverup.
Monica Lewinsky was a 21-year old whitehouse intern when she allegedly became involved with the president.
A relationship she confided to collegue Linda Tripp.
The two had been banished to the pentagon from their white house positions.
Lewinsky told of her relationship expressing anger-saying the president was cheating on her.
On tape she complains the president was having many affairs..mentioning four
women by name.
She also complains the president cheated on her and she can't handle the situation.
Adding to the firestorm-the Gennifer Flowers debacle. The president during his deposition Saturday in the Paula Jones harassment case. Flipflopped over
having a longterm affair with her...contradicting his answer to CBS' 60 minutes...6 years ago.
STEVE KROFT: I'M ASSUMING FROM YOUR ANSWER THAT YOU'RE CATEGORICALLY DENYING YOU EVER HAD AN AFFAIR WITH GENNIFER FLOWERS.
CLINTON: I SAID THAT BEFORE.
Independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr supoenaed Clinton's personal secretary
to testify before a grand jury along with Jordan.
KENNETH STARR: WE'RE MOVING AS PROMPTLY AS WE POSSIBLY CAN.
BUT NOT HAPPENING QUITE AS PROMPTLY AS EXPECTED-MONICA LEWINSKY'S DEPOSTION.
SHE WAS TO GO BEFORE ATTORNIES IN THE PAULA JONES CASE FRIDAY-A JUDGE
POSTPONED THAT INDEFINITELY.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE.))
One of President Clinton's biggest critics has his own theory on why this is all happening.
The Reverend Jerry Falwell today told supporters at an anti-abortion rally that he believes Clinton is being punished for his support of abortion rights.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: I COULD NOT HELP BUT WONDER, IF IN THE CASE OF A PRESIDENT WHO NOT ONLY ENDORSES ABORTION BUT EVEN PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION.. INFANTICIDE, IF MAYBE GOD DOESN'T HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR, SAYING ON THIS 25TH ANNIVERSARY `YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE IT'.))
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More than one hundred anti-abortion activists gathered for the morning rally near Liberty University.
One and a half million printed roses were laid out on a hillside.
Protesters said they symbolized the number of abortions performed in the U-S each year.
Roanokers on both sides of the abortion debate marked today's 25-th anniversary of Roe verses Wade in Washington.
The "March for Life" rally is an annual event marking the anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision.
A local organization, "Life Chain", opposes abortion and hopes the march will attract lawmakers' attention.
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((THE ULTIMATE AIM WOULD BE TO GET A PASSAGE OF A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO RECOGNIZING THE PERSONHOOD OF THE UNBORN CHILD...BECAUSE THAT IS THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN OVERRIDE A DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT.))
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Abortion rights advocates gathered in support of the 1973 decision.
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((IN AMERICA PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN EARLY TERM ABORTION WITHOUT GOVERNMENT INTRUSION.))
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Both sides marked the anniversary by marching to the Supreme Court.
A stubborn fire and an unstable building have complicated the investigation of a fatal blaze in West Virginia.
Joe Dashiell reports from Fairlea, where a community is mourning the death of 24-year old firefighter Greg Carter.
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((The fire started in the rear of Crawford's Food Center and spread quickly.
Sharon Estes was working nearby.
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((SHARON ESTES: PRETTY QUICK. IT JUST TOOK A FEW MINUTES. ONCE YOU SAW THE BIG BILLOW OF SMOKE, IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG BEFORE YOU NOTICED IT WAS COMING OUT OVER THE ROOF AND DOWN ALONG THE EDGE AND THEN WE COULD WATCH FROM THE DOORWAY AND SEE THE FIRE COMING DOWN OFF THE CEILING.))
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Greg Carter apparently entered the building with another firefighter to make sure that others had evacuated safely.
He was wearing proper safety equipment and investigators say they don't know yet what prevented him from getting out alive.
Fire marshals say they pinpointed to origin of the fire. They're still working on the cause.
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((THE STRUCTURE IS SO UNSTABLE. IT IS METAL BEAM CONSTRUCTION WITH METAL SIDES. THE METAL BEAMS ARE TWISTED AND TURNED DUE TO THE HEAT AND THE FIRE BUILDUP IN THERE. IT MAKES IT UNSAFE FOR US TO GET IN AT THIS POINT. AND THAT'S WHY THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT'S BEING BROUGHT IN TO TEAR PORTIONS OF THIS DOWN.))
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The grocery store contained a post office and a photo shop. A Revco drugstore also suffered heavy smoke damage, but employees spent the afternoon preparing to reopen a temporary location next door.
Investigators say they are covering all the bases, considering every possibility, but so far they say there is no reason to believe this is anything other than an accidental fire.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Fairlea West Virginia))
Outgoing Bedford County School Superintendent John Kent waited until now to get approval of his retirement package.
This after questions over just how much money he was due.
Stacey Martin has more.
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(( Superintendent John Kent's last day is June 30th and he's said he's due 210 thousand dollars as part of his retirement package.
But, while he has original documentation to back it up, no one on the current board could say the same initially.
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((TIM DAILEY/PARENT: MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE WAY GOVERNMENT WORKS IS IT'S VERY RARE THAT ONE PERSON WOULD TAKE AUTHORITY IN DECIDING SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THAT IT WOULD HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY THE ENTIRE BOARD.))
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The Bedford County School board tried to come up with a final figure at their meeting with concerned parents and teachers.
Some blame the problem on the former school board.
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((BETH GROOVER/FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA PRES.: IT SEEMS AS THOUGH AT TIMES THEY MADE RASH DECISIONS AND BECAUSE OF THAT THINGS FELL THROUGH THE CRACKS AND TRUST DIDN'T GO VERY FAR WITH ANY OF THOSE FOLKS.))
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But, board members had little opposition to Kent's figures, and even added 10 thousand dollars for insurance coverage.
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((SHIRLEY MCCABE/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD: WE'RE JUST PAYING TO HIM HIS ONE YEAR CONTRACT WHICH HE HAD THAT WAS GIVEN HIM BACK IN 1995. SO, HE HAD ONE YEAR LEFT ON THAT CONTRACT AND THAT'S ALL WE'RE BUYING IS THE ONE YEAR HE HAD LEFT ON HIS ORIGINAL CONTRACT.))
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((STACEY MARTIN REPORTING: SUPERINTENDENT KENT WILL GET A RETIREMENT PACKAGE WORTH A TOTAL OF 255 THOUSAND DOLLARS. AND, WITH THAT SITUATION BEHIND THEM, BOARD MEMBERS SAY THEY'RE NOW READY TO TAKE ON OTHER EDUCATIONAL MATTERS.))
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Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Coming up next on the newscast, a local fabric company lays off 75 workers,
and it's an "about face" as Ted Kaczynski admits to being the Unabomber.
Theodore Kaczynski admitted Thursday he was the Unabomber-
The 55 year old former math professor entered a guilty plea- sparing him a trial, and a possible death sentence.
Instead, he will get life in prison without parole.
It was earlier this week that a federal psychiatrist reported that Kaczynski was a paranoid schizophrenic- an illness marked by delusions and potential for violence.
Kaczynski however did not want to be portrayed in court as mentally ill-
((DAVID KACZYNSKI/THEODORE KACZYNSKI'S BROTHER: WE FEEL IT IS THE APPROPRIATE JUSTICE AND A CIVIL RESOLUTION TO THIS TRAGEDY IN LIGHT OF TED'S DIAGNOSED MENTAL ILLNESS.))
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Details of the crimes were released for the first time.
In a journal entry discussing one fatal attack- Kaczynski wrote "Excellent" A humane way of eliminating somebody.
Noting that a 25 thousand dollar reward has been place don his head- Kaczynski called it flattering.
Kaczynski had requested to serve as his own attorney.
The judge turned down that request this morning.
Shortly after, the plea was entered.
26- year old Scott Elliott cried this morning as jurors listened to the 9-1-1 call made the evening he shot and killed his girlfriend inside their Giles County home.
On the tape you hear Elliott crying hysterically that he'd just shot his girlfriend-- Misty Dawn Dellinger.
Elliott's attorneys say the shooting was an accident-- that Eliott was playing with the gun when the fatal shot was fired last February.
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((ROBBIE JENKINS/ELLIOTT'S ATTORNEY:THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO FUSSING, NO ANGER, NO FIGHTING WITH EACH OTHER GOING ON AT ALL, HE SIMPLY GOT THIS GUN AND WAS FOOLING AROUND WITH IT ON THE HOLSTER AND IT DISCHARGED. ))
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Prosecutor Garland Spangler maintains it was more than an accident.
The case will continue tomorrow.
A shorter work week will also mean fewer jobs at a Roanoke valley garment company.
PRECISION Fabrics in Vinton will layoff 75 people by the end of the month.
Plant manager (Alley) Ali Khan says one department will cut back its operating schedule from seven to five days a week.
Officials say a drop-off in the outerwear fabric market is to blame for the layoffs.
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A judge this afternoon unsealed the grand jury indictment against a Giles County supervisor and three others.
The allegations revolve around an illegally taped phone conversation in which the callers discuss an alleged extramarital affair involving supervisor Bobby Williams.
According to court documents-- Williams is NOT accused of taping the conversation.
As Teresa Hamilton reports--- Williams allegedly played the tape for someone else-- which is considered a felony.
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The documents were sealed last week after a special prosecutor asked that those named in the indictment be served before the paperwork was unsealed.
You may remember-- that was the day--Williams attempted suicide-- after learning of the grand jury indictment.
Three others were also charged in connection with the alleged crime.
They are Kim Lavender Frazier, Herman Willie Dent, Junior. And---Derrick Gavin Ratcliffe.
At the time of the indictment--the Board of Supervisors-- declined comment.
But members have now released a statement-- saying the board asked for Williams to resign just days BEFORE the indictment.
Williams did NOT step down.
Sources say the board asked for the resignation following a recent public dispute between Williams and Giles County's Superintendent of schools.
At this time-- Williams is still a supervisor but his whereabouts are still a mystery.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.
If convicted-- Williams faces a fine and up to five years in prison.
Still to come on the newscast, some Botetourt County home owners are getting higher tax bills,
and we'll see a Valentine's Day gift that is sweeter than chocolate. It's a 156-thousand dollar prize for one candy lover.
Botetourt County is fast becoming a favorite place to live.
Developers are rushing in and that's sending property values soaring.
Tina Tenret says some current residents are upset because their tax bills are going up.
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(( Assessments are out in Botetourt County -- and houses are worth an average 39-percent more than they were five years ago.
Some houses have even doubled in value.
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((DON THOMAS/APPRAISOR: THAT MEANS, IF A TRACT OF LAND, 20 ACRES OF LAND, PREVIOUSLY WAS ASSESSED AT $40,000, NOW THE ASSESSMENT MAY BE $80,000.))
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Demand is driving prices up -- it seems everyone wants to live here.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: ACCORDING TO THE DISTRICT PLANNING COMMISSION, TWO THIRDS OF ALL THE GROWTH IN THIS REGION IS HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY. IN FACT, PLANNERS SAY, TWO YEARS FROM NOW 20 PERCENT MORE PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN THIS COUNTY.))
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New houses are cropping up where there used to be only farmland.
((GERALD BURGESS/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: ROANOKE COUNTY AND CITY ARE RUNNING OUT OF LAND FOR NEW DEVELOPMENTS SO MANY OF THE DEVELOPERS ARE MOVING OUT HERE TO PLACE THEIR NEW PROJECTS.))
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But residents are appealing the assessments, saying these figures are inflated and they don't want to pay more taxes.
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((WARREN PLASTER/RESIDENT: I HAVE 11 ACRES OF LAND AND I THINK THEY ASSESSED IT AT MORE THAN DOUBLE WHAT IT WAS SIX YEARS AGO AND BEING 38 YEARS IN ARCHITECTURE WORK, I DON'T THINK NO ONE COULD DO ANYTHING WITH THE LAND BACK OF MY HOUSE, AND IT'S JUST TOO MUCH.))
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Residents can appeal their assessments this week and next -- in the meantime, the race is on to snatch up what rural land is left.
Tina Tenret, News7, Botetourt County.))
History was made in Havana, Cuba tonight-
Pope John Paul the second and Cuban President Fidel Castro met for private talks.
The two posed for photographs and exchanged gifts at the Revolution palace.
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Earlier today the pope celebrated mass for thousands at an outdoor stadium.
During his sermon the pontiff called on Cuba's government to end its monopoly on education and allow Catholic schools in Cuba.
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And there's some news about some people who have nothing better to do with their time than get a big old piece of Kraft cheese and start carving it.
Only these folks aren;t eating the stuff they are sculpting it.
Check out the replica in Colby of the Vince Lombardi trophy.
Please refrigerate after viewing.
The Virginia Tech Hokies watched their seasonal record drop to 6-and-9 last night as they lost to 23rd ranked Rhode Island 73-to-66 in a game that was nearly as close throughout.
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Russ Wheeler takes the nice entry pass from Rolan Roberts in the early going as the Hokies jump in front 8-to-2.
But turnovers would plague Tech in the first half. The Hokies committed 14 of them and the Rams made them pay in the transition game as they run the floor and get the open three pointer.
The Rams lead 39-to-25 at halftime.
The Hokies would power their way back into the game in the second half thanks to Roberts who gets the hoop and the harm. The Rams' lead is cut to 7.
But Rhode Island would lead by 20 at one point thanks to shots like this [SUPER=33-Va. Tech/66/Rhode Island/73;]
freaky bank shot from out front.
Rhode Island knocks off Tech 73-to-66.
The Liberty Flames were back in the Vines Center last night looking for their second Big South Conference win of the year as they played host to the Retrievers of Maryland Baltimore County.
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UMBC's Tom Sullivan knew his team was up against it last night as it took on the Flames.
And the Flames thought their hopes for victory were up in smoke late in the game when senior Eric Sorensen got caught in midair and came down on the top of his head on the court.
He had the leave the game with a gash in his head and few expected him to comeback.
But with just over a minute play, and looking like something out Red Badge of Courage Sorensen came back.
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attempt to tie the game and send it to overtime. Liberty wins a wild one
On the other side of Lynchburg, The Hornets of Lynchburg College and Royals of Eastern Mennonite hooked up in their first ODAC meeting of the year.
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Hornets head coach Joe Davis setting up a play for the opening tipoff.
Lynchburg would score the first 7 points of the game Glasgow's Rodney Early hits the the three pointer.
The Hornets then took the game on the inside Chris Whelan hits back to back layups and the Royals fell behind by 9.
It took Eastern Mennonite over 5 minutes to hit its first field goal of the game this Troy Gerber three made it 14 to 5 Hornets.
Lynchburg continued to take the ball to the hoop Jason Ferguson's easy basket padded the Royals lead.
The Royals would cut the lead to 7 points before the half and Eastern Mennonite rallies to win the game 83 to 80.
Lynchburg falls to 5-and-8 overall, while EMU improves to 10-and-3 overall.
The Charlotte Hornets were back home tonight in the hive a day after getting pummeled by the Chicago Bulls on the road by 31 points.
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Tonight they hosted the Houston Rockets who have struggling a bit themselves, of late.
Kevin Willis hits the jump hook in the lane in the third quarter to get the Rockets within five of the Hornets.
Then watch Clyde Drexler benefit from the give and go and go and go and go as he drops in the layup for the Rockets.
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or Divac get this jumper from J.R. Reid as they manage to get a huge win at home winning it 93-to-86.
Still to come tonight plenty of football news, including a late night
refrigerator raid for a glass of milk with Reggie White and John Elway.
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ACC action returns to Your Hometown Station this weekend as the Virginia cavaliers face their biggest challenge
of the season a rematch with Duke.
The Cavs and Blue Devils meet at High noon at University Hall with Saturday and you can catch the game LIVE right here on WDBJ-7.
Super Bowl 32 is now just a couple of days away and of course all of can;t for Sunday so, we can see ...the commercials.
We'll get to see 29 minutes worth of them.
And in your favorite magazines in the coming days you will also get a chance to check out the two newest milk mustaches that belong to John Elway and Reggie White.
((JOHN ELWAY/BRONCOS QUARTERBACK:))
((REGGIE WHITE/PACKERS DEFENSIVE END:))
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A couple of coaching items also grabbed some attention today out in San Diego.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones,
met for three hours today with former San Francisco 49ers head coach George Seifert to talk about the coaching vacancy in "Big-D."
Jones would not elaborate on the meeting but did say he will not announce Barry Switzer
's successor until after Sunday.
The Oakland Raiders decided to go ahead and name their new head football coach today.
34-year-old Jon Gruden got the job today.
He leaves his post as the Philadelphia Eagles' offensive
coordinator to take over a team that finished last season 4-and-12 record.
Before becoming the youngest offensive coordinator in the N-F-L
at age 31 in 1995, Gruden spent three seasons as an assistant with
Green Bay under Mike Holmgren.
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A candy company has a sweet gift for Valentine's Day.
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The Godiva Chocolate company is giving away a necklace that once belonged to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
It's part of their annual "Chocolates and Diamonds" Valentine's promotion.
One lucky winner will get the necklace which features diamonds, rubies and emeralds.
It previously sold for 156-thousand dollars.
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