Up next on News 7 at 11...
Monica Lewinsky talks about a deal, and there's more talk about those tapes.
The pope delivers a strong and critical message to cuban leaders.
And a small Henry County community is looking forward to getting wet.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Monica Lewinsky's lawyer says everything is still on the table, as the
former White House intern negotiates with independent counsel Kenneth Starr.
Meanwhile, more information leaks out about the infamous tapes...
Drew Levinson has details.
IN Q=Late this afternoon
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00
SUPER=01-Lucianne Goldberg/Literary Agent; :27
SUPER=01-Robert Bennett/Clinton's Attorney; 1:10
SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 2:02
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington
((LATE THIS AFTERNOON VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE VISITED THE WHITE HOUSE AS THE
PRESIDENT REMAINED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.
MEANWHILE THE MEDIA FRENZY SURROUNDING HIS ALLEGED AFFAIR
WITH MONICA LEWINSKY CONTINUES.
IN NEW YORK A LITERARY AGENT REPRESENTING LINDA
TRIPP--LEWINSKY'S FRIEND WHO SECRETLY TAPED CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ONE-TIME
WHITE HOUSE INTERN--CALLED A PRESS CONFERENCE.
LUCIANNE GOLDBERG SAYS TRIPP IS HEARTSICK ABOUT TAPING HER FRIEND LEWINSKY.
(SOT LUCIANNE GOLDBERG)
"It is shocking stuff..poor little monica."
(MOB SCENE FROM 3 DAYS AGO)
(POSSIBLY A KISS OF NAT SOUND FULL FROM THE MOB))
SPECIAL PROSECUTOR KENNETH STARR CONTINUES FOCUSING ON LEWINSKY, PUTTING HER
AT THE CENTER OF HIS STRUGGLE WITH THE WHITE HOUSE.
eARLIER-robert bennett,THE PRESIDENT'S PRIVATE ATTORNEY IN THE PAULA JONES
SEXUAL HARRASSMENT CASE -QUESTIONED STARR'S TACTICS, pointing out that
clinton, vernon jordan and even lewinsky in her affidavit, are on the record
denying the charges. despite that BENNETT SAYS STARR IS PRESSURING LEWINSKY TO
change her story IN EXCHANGE FOR FULL IMMUNITY.
(SOT ROBERT BENNETT/CLINTON'S ATTORNEY)
"I was a federal prosecutor and I can tell you everybody can bend if placed
under enough pressure to bend. And Mr. Starr seems hell-bent on getting
(newspaper headline video?)
SATURDAY'S LOS ANGELES TIMES QUOTES A SOURCE WHO HEARD PART OF THE
SECRETLY RECORDED TAPES. THE TIMES REPORTS LEWINSKY IS HEARD TO SAY "SHE
ENGAGED ONLY IN ORAL SEX WITH THE PRESIDENT, AND HE TOLD HER HE DID NOT
CONSIDER THAT AN ACT TO CONSTITUTE A SEXUAL AFFAIR."
THE SAME TIMES STORY ALSO REPORTS LEWINSKY CLAIMING THE PRESIDENT "FREQUENTLY
TELEPHONED HER AT HOME LATE AT NIGHT AND ENGAGED IN TELEPHONE SEX."
THE NY TIMES AND TIME MAGAZINE BOTH QUOTE SOURCES who heard the same secret
tapes AND SAY LEWINSKY
CLAIMS A DRESS GIVEN HER BY THE PRESIDENT CONTAINs A SEMEN STAIN FROM MR.
GRAPHIC=Pope John Paul II
Fidel Castro was in the front row when Pope John Paul the second delivered
his strongest message yet in Cuba today.
The pope called for the release of "prisoners of conscience" and for
respect for the freedom of expression, initiative, and association.
A cuban Archbishop also spoke out against communism, saying too many
Cubans have confused patriotism with a party.
There was no immediate response to the statements from the Castro
Space shuttle Endeavor docked with the space station Mir today.
There were warm greetings when the hatches were open... Astronaut David
Wolf, who has been on board the station for four months, greeted his fellow
Wolf is headed home, and 46 year old engineer Michael Thomas will take his
He will be the final American astronaut to live on Mir. NASA will then
focus its attention on building a new space station.
Several students in the Commonwealth died this past year after consuming too
Now, there's an effort to ban all liquor from college campuses.
Weyer's Cave Delegate Steve Landes filed a bill in the General Assembly.
It would make possession or consumption of alcohol anywhere on the grounds
of a state- supported school a class two misdemeanor.
The ban would apparently apply to everything from dorms to tailgate parties.
It now faces General Assembly scrutiny.
Up next on News 7--clean drinking water is a luxury many people take for
but that's not so with the folks in this community.
Well water was the norm until federal funds came there way.
We'll explain when the news continues.
The scandal that has captured the attention of the White House and the
country is also growing on the web.
And the superbowl site prepares for the big day...
More in this week's WebWatch.
IN Q=parts of the story
Parts of the story first came to light on Internet web sites, and the
scandal's web presence is growing.
Time magazine now has a special site dedicated to on-going coverage, along
with background information, a list of the players and the laws involved.
Websites are also popping up dedicated to Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp,
Parents take note, due to the subject matter... this is not kids stuff.
Microsoft settled part if it's justice department dispute, agreeing to
distribute Windows 95 software that allows the Internet explorer web browser to
Netscape meanwhile is trying to recapture part of its market share by
offering its browser for free.
Excitement is building at the official Superbowl site, where you can see a
live picture of the Stadium...
There are a variety of gameday events and chats...
The site will simulcast the game live on Realaudio.
If you want to turn off your airbag, the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration has a brochure listing the pros and cons on its website... you
can also print out an off switch request form.
And if you're tired of hearing about scandals, sports and lawsuits... take a
breath, relax for a moment, and enjoy a live picture of Pikes Peak... courtesy
of the Softronics website, based in Colorado springs.
For links to all these sites, visit the WebWatch page on the WDBJ website,
After decades of managing water well systems, the small Henry County
community of Oak Level is celebrating the arrival of public water service.
The town was given a million dollar grant and a one-point-three million
dollar loan, courtesy of the U.S. Rural Utility Service.
Officials credit Senator John Warner and Congressman Virgil Goode with
getting the funding, although the community only recently warmed up to the
IN Q=I would say
((R.J. FISHER/RURITAN BO. OF DIRECTORS; I WOULD SAY ABOUT 90-PERCENT OF THE
PEOPLE HERE WERE AGAINST THE WATER. ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO, WE STARTED AGAIN AND
EVERYBODY HAD CHANGED THERE MIND ABOUT IT BECAUSE WE'VE GOT PLENTY OF WATER BUT
IT'S GOT IRON AND SULFUR IN IT. VIRGIL GOODE/U.S. CONGRESSMAN; IT'S A GROWING
AREA AND WHEN YOU'RE GROWING YOU HAVE GREATER DEMANDS ON WATER IN THE GROUND.
SO THIS WATER SYSTEM WAS VERY MUCH NEEDED FOR INDIVIDUALS AND ALSO WILL HELP
ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE YEARS AHEAD.))
SUPER=01-R.J. Fisher/Ruritan Board of Directors;
SUPER=01-Virgil Goode/U.S. Congressman
OUT Q=YEARS AHEAD.
Residents in favor of the water project say it's been a long time coming.
IN Q=RIGHT NOW
((ROGER WOODS/OAK LEVEL RESIDENT; RIGHT NOW I'M ON A WELL AND I DON'T KNOW HOW
LONG THAT WELL IS GOING TO LAST. SO GETTING THIS WATER MEANS THAT I DON'T HAVE
TO WORRY ABOUT BEING WITHOUT WATER AT ANY TIME. I'LL ALWAYS HAVE WATER.))
SUPER=01-Roger Woods/Oak Level Resident;
OUT Q=HAVE WATER.
269- homes in the community currently getting water from a well system will
receive public water service by June 1999.
This past week marked the 25th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that
This week's Virginia Profile will spotlight a Lynchburg group that's spent
the past 16 years providing young women with an ALTERNATIVE to abortion.
The Liberty Godparent Home takes in unwed, pregnant women from across the
There, they undergo spiritual and education counseling, and are cared for
until their baby is born.
IN Q=Anyone who would
((RYAN RUSH/LIBERTY GODPARENT HOME: ANYONE WHO WOULD OPPOSE, REALLY, A PROGRAM
LIKE THIS WOULD HAVE TO ADMIT THEY'RE NOT PRO- CHOICE, THEY'RE ADAMANTLY PRO-
ABORTION, BECAUSE WE'RE PROVIDING A PRACTICAL, VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO BOTH THE
MOTHER AND THAT UNBORN CHILD.))
SUPER=01-Ryan Rush/Liberty Godparent Home; :00
OUT Q=that unborn child.
Tomorrow on News7, we'll hear more about the mission of the Liberty
Godparent Home, and hear the story of one of its teenaged residents.
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That story plus more news weather and sports is coming your way--
first thing in the morning when Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden host News 7
You can join them starting at 8 a-m.
When the news continues we'll show you how technology is helping to turn
river water into drinking water.
We'll go behind the scenes at the Danville Science Center-
where a new exhibit is really making a splash.
That's coming up, on News 7 at eleven.
A call for help is a call to action for rescue squad volunteers.
But, as Kelly Zuber reports few people respond when the RESCUE SQUADS are
the ones in need of help.
Here's today's Eye on Virginia report.
SUPER=01-Rob Logan/Western Va. EMS Council;:14
SUPER=01-Johnny Carson/Botetourt Co. Rescue Squad;:37
SUPER=20-Kelly Zuber;1:57 (quick)
SUPER=01-Mariah Roberts/Fort Lewis Rescue Squad;2:03
OUT Q=nat siren
(( Volunteer rescue squads used to ask the public primarily for donations.
Now they need volunteers just as desperately.
IN Q=It's a situation that
((ROB LOGAN/WESTERN VIRGINIA EMS COUNCIL: IT'S A SITUATION THAT UNFORTUNATELY
FACES EVERYBODY, NOT JUST IN OUR AREA BUT ACROSS THE NATION. ))
OUT Q=across the nation.
Logan says many people just can't find the time to spend covering the shifts
at the rescue squad hall or fulfilling the 110 hours of training required to
work on patients.
Potential volunteers may also be put off by the responsibility the job
brings and concerns about liability.
IN Q=If you perform and treat
((JOHNNY CARSON/BOTETOURT CO. RESCUE SQUAD ASSOCIATION: IF YOU PERFORM AND
TREAT PEOPLE TO YOUR LEVEL OF TRAINING AND DO WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO, WHAT
YOU'VE LEARNED TO DO AND NOT EXCEED YOUR LEVEL OF TRAINING THEN YOU DON'T HAVE
A PROBLEM WITH IT EVEN IN A SUE HAPPY WORLD SUCH AS WE ARE IN.))
OUT Q=as we are in.
In Botetourt County where Carson heads the Rescue Squad Association, the
volunteer problem reached a serious level.
A direct mail campaign to every county resident helped bring the
all-volunteer squads some relief.
IN Q=As a result of that we got
((JOHNNY CARSON: AND AS A RESULT OF THAT WE GOT BACK 61 RESPONSES FROM THE
BROCHURE DRIVE, THE CAMPAIGN, AND ENDED UP WITH 40 NEW VOLUNTEERS THROUGHOUT
THE COUNTY WHICH DOESN'T SOUND LIKE MUCH. BUT IF YOU GET 4, 5 OR 6 NEW PEOPLE
INTO EACH CREW THAT'S NEW LIFE BLOOD. THAT HELPS QUITE A BIT. ))
OUT Q=quite a bit.
Volunteer rescue squads are also buying radio and television airtime to get
the message out.
IN Q=In an emergency every minute
((RESCUE SQUAD AD: IN AN EMERGENCY EVERY MINUTE COUNTS. BEDFORD COUNTY'S
PUBLIC SAFETY VOLUNTEERS ARE THERE FOR YOU. NOW BE THERE FOR THEM. BECOME A
VOLUNTEER. CALL YOUR FIRE COMPANY, RESCUE SQUAD OR BEDFORD COUNTY DEPARTMENT
OF PUBLIC SAFETY. YOUR TIME, TALENTS AND DONATIONS MATTER WHEN EVERY MINUTE
OUT Q=every minute counts
At Ft. Lewis Station in western Roanoke County, paid paramedics handle calls
during the weekdays but volunteers still cover nights and weekends.
Student volunteers from Virginia Tech have helped rescue this squad in
IN Q=They were able to help us fill
((MARIAH ROBERTS/FORT LEWIS RESCUE SQUAD: THEY WERE ABLE TO HELP US FILL THE
VOID THAT WE HAD FOR A FEW MEMBERS AND THEY ALSO HAD THE CERTIFICATIONS THAT
THEY NEEDED TO COME RIGHT IN AND HELP US IMMEDIATELY. ))
OUT Q=us immediately.
Despite the difficulties finding help, more than 65 percent of all Virginia
rescue squads are still staffed by volunteers and many rural counties would
find it difficult to pay paramedics to take their place.
IN Q=As long as the public can be
((JOHNNY CARSON: AS LONG AS THE PUBLIC CAN BE SERVED AND TREATED IN A TIMELY
MANNER AND THAT PATIENT CARE DOES NOT SUFFER, I HOPE THAT THE VOLUNTEER SYSTEM
CAN GO ON FOREVER. ))
OUT Q=can go on forever.
Kelly Zuber, News 7.(siren sound) ))
If you're looking for some indoor activities to keep your youngsters busy,
you may want to try the Danville Science Center.
A new exhibit called "Wonder Water" opens today.
You can check out a working model of Danville's water treatment plant and
see how water from the Dan River becomes drinking water.
It's a hands-on exhibit where children can pump water at a sink and carry
buckets on a yoke.
IN Q=I hope that the
((GINNY LAUBINGER/DANVILLE SCIENCE CENTER: I HOPE THAT THE CHILDREN COME AWAY
WITH A GOOD FEELING FOR THE ROLE WATER PLAYS IN THEIR LIVES, AS WELL AS THE
FACT THAT WE DON'T WANT THEM TO WASTE WATER. IT'S A VERY VALUABLE RESOURCE. IT
IS A RENEWABLE RESOURCE HOWEVER IT TAKES A LOT OF ENERGY TO MAKE IT CLEAN
ENOUGH TO DRINK.))
SUPER=01-Ginny Laubinger/Danville Science Center;:18
OUT Q=enough to drink.
This travelling exhibit is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Danville and
will be at the Science Center until April.
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SUPER=332-Snow Showers/Possible/23-27/Mostly Cloudy/& Breezy/36-40;
SUPER=333-Snow Showers/End Overnight/25-30/Mostly Cloudy/& Windy/34-39;
SUPER=334-Clouds &/Snow Showers/23-27/Mostly/Cloudy/36-40;
The Virginia Cavaliers came close to a big upset yesterday afternoon in
But Duke pulled away in the final four minutes of the game and beat the
Cavaliers 72 to 65.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/JP SPORTS; :
Jeff Jones on the sideline as his Cavaliers take it to the Blue Devils.
With 6 minutes left in the first half Curtis Staples hits this three pointer
to tie the game at 23.
The Cavaliers took a three point lead but Trajon Langdon hits two of his 15
points and Duke led by two at the half.
Duke led by 6 to open the second half but when center Chase Matheny hit this
jumper at the foul line the game was tied 37 to 37.
The Blue Devils come right back Chris Carawell takes the ball to the hoop
and scores to make it 58 to 54 with 4 minutes left in the game.
The next trip down the floor Virginia would cut it to 2 points when Willie
Dersh hit the jumper in the paint.
But Langdon scored on a drive and SUPER=33-Duke/72/Virginia/65/;hit this
three pointer and the Blue Devils hold on for the 72 to 65 win.
Virginia Tech lost another Atlantic 10 game.
Yesterday afternoon at the Cassell Massachusetts beat the Hokies by 9 points
68 to 59.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Minutemen; :
It was snowing outside at the Cassell as the Hokies tried to put the
Minutemen in the deep freeze.
Tech gets it going deep under the boards to Russ Wheeler who hits the fade
away jumper in the first half.
But the Minutemen would bang it into the paint as Johathan DePina uses his
body to get free and score the basket.
Coach Bobby Hussey would go to his bench Eddie Lucas comes in and drives
across the middle, pulls up and hits the tough jumper.
The Minutemen would work it around the court and find Charlton Clark who
hits from the top of the key to extend the lead to 10.
Then Lucas slices through the lane SUPER=33-Massachusetts/68/Virginia
Tech/59/;and kicks it out to Rolan Roberts for the short jumper but
Massachusetts wins it 68 to 59.
Over at the Bast Center yesterday afternoon, Roanoke College would take on
Randolph-Macon in a Key ODAC Game.
SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs Yellow Jackets; :
Maroon Head coach Page Moir talking to his team during a time out in the
The Maroons hit the floor Dewayne Bullock passes the ball inside to Michaell
Ball who makes the shot giving Roanoke the early lead.
But the Yellow Jackets come back and go to Matt Meehan their main scorer he
hits the basket cutting into the Maroon lead.
Roanoke led at the half and keeps
SUPER=33-Roanoke/55/Randolph-Macon/62/; it outside where Kyle Murphy nails
the three pointer but the Yellow Jackets win the game 62 to 55.
The Express was at the Roundhouse last night. We'll have that in our next
sports segment stay with us.
V-M-I fell behind at the half and U-T Chattanooga beat the Keydets this
afternoon 79 to 66. Darryl Faulkner led the Keydets with 18 points.
SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/SPCH; :
In Morgantown, Gale Catlett and the Mountaineers hosting Providence.
Marcus Gore took over in the second half scoring a game high 19 points as
the Mountaineers get the win.
For all the scores lets check the boards.
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SUPER=0098-/Hamp.-Sydney/75/j/Emory & Henry/80///j/C.
SUPER=0098-j/UNC#2/103//Florida St.#20/55///j/Kansas#3/88//Texas Tech/49///;
OUT Q=......last score."
And coming up, The final words on the eve of the Super Bowl 5 names are
added to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
And the Express was back on the ice at the Roundhouse taking on the Admirals
of Hampton Roads.
The Roanoke Express is back in First place in the Northeast with a 3 to 2
shootout win over Hampton.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Admirals; :
It was 70's throwback night and the Express broke out the old Rebels jerseys
in the match up against Hampton Roads.
The Express would get on the board first when Dave Stewart works the top of
the zone and fires the Slap shot that beats everyone Roanoke led 1 to nothing.
In the second period the Express gets out on the break But Korey Peterson's
wrap around shot is pinched out between the goalies foot and the post.
Three minutes later Jeff Loder catches the goalie off his line and
SUPER=38-Roanoke/3/Hampton/2/;trys to beat him with one hand but Tim
Christian comes in and cleans up the mess Roanoke led 2 to nothing and the
Express wins it 3 to 2 in a shootout.
After two weeks of hoopla Green Bay and Denver are now set for Super Bowl 32
today in San Diego.
The two teams went through a walk through yesterday in preparation for the
game in which the Packers are heavily favored.
IN Q="This offense
((LEROY BUTLER/PACKER SAFETY: ))
((REGGIE WHITE/PACKER DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: ))
((MIKE SHANAHAN/DENVER HEAD COACH: ))
((JOHN ELWAY/DENVER QUARTERBACK: ))
SUPER=01-Leroy Butler/Packer Safety; :00
SUPER=01-Reggie White/Packer Defensive Lineman; :15
SUPER=01-Mike Shanahan/Denver Head Coach; :23
SUPER=01-John Elway/Denver Quarterback; :37
OUT Q=..........the ball."
The Packers are attempting to become only the second team to win back to
back Super Bowls.
Green Bay won Super Bowls 1 and 2 under coach Vince Lombardi.
That's a wrap from the News 7 Sports Department!
One Roanoke Valley broadcaster has been a part of high school sports for
more than 30 years.
Jim Carroll has seen many big games over the years.
From the tight quarters of his make-shift broadcast booth right in the
middle of the stands, he's called games in which area athletes have shined.
IN Q=I JUST LOVE
((JIM CARROLL/RADIO SPORTSCASTER: I JUST LOVE A GOOD MATCH-UP. I JUST GET
EXCITED JUST AS THE FANS DO.))
SUPER=01-Jim Carroll/Radio Sportscaster;
OUT Q=AS THE FANS DO
He says players and their families often save his broadcasts to re-live
their special athletic moments.
Denise Allen will have more on Jim Carroll during Sports Extra tomorrow
morning at 8.
Five new members will be added to the Pro Football Hall of Fame during
induction ceremonies this summer.
The 1988 Electees are first year candidate Anthony Munoz of Cincinnati,
Chicago's Mike Singletary, Paul Krause a safety for the Redskins and Vikings,
Dwight Stephenson a center for the Dolphins and Tommy McDonald who played 12
seasons with 5 teams including the Eagles.
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Let the countdown begin-
Flags were raised over the Olympic Village in Nagano today, beginning the
final two-weeks of preparation for the Olympic Winter Games.
The honorary mayor of the village- who also happens to be the emperor's
cousin- declared the village to be open.
After the ceremony, it was moving day for some athletes from the U-S, Taiwan
and the Virgin Islands.
More than 3-thousand Olympians are expected to stay in the village.
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You can tune into your hometown station for all of the Olympic Games
starting February seventh through the 22nd.