Up next on News 7 at 11...
U.S. officials are talking tough as warships cruise near the Persian Gulf
Monica Lewinsky is leaving Washington, without an immunity deal.
And Roanoke Cub Scouts hit the track for the annual Pinewood Derby.
News 7 at 11 is next.
While Sadam Hussein continues his defiance of the United Nations Security
Council, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is on the move, building
international support for retaliation.
David Jackson has more.
IN Q=U.S. Secretary of State
SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel; :00
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Sec.of State; :07
SUPER=01-William Cohen/Defense Secretary; :51
SUPER=01-Cap. Landell Rutherford/USS George Washington; 1:12
OUT Q=David Jackson, CBS News
U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT ARRIVED IN ISRAEL SATURDAY
NIGHT...ON A DIPLOMATIC MISSION THAT IS SOUNDING LESS AND LESS DIPLOMATIC.
Super Madeleine Albright/Sec.of State...."The window is narrowing - it looks
like diplomacy is not working..."
FOLLOWING A MORNING MEETING IN LONDON WITH BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY ROBIN
COOK, ALBRIGHT SAID THE TWO COUNTRIES ARE IN COMPLETE AGREEMENT. SHE SAYS
TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR A PEACEFUL SOLUTION WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN AS LONG AS HE
REMAINS DEFIANT OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS:
SOT: ALBRIGHT..."What has to be expected if we do use force, it will be
AND WHILE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL KOFI ANNAN IS ASKING FOR MORE TIME
TO RESOLVE THE CRISIS, U.S. DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM COHEN WAS IN WASHINGTON
TALKING ABOUT WHAT IRAQ COULD FACE IF THERE IS MILITARY ACTION.
SUPER: William Cohen/Defense Secretary..."raids can't end Iraq's ability to
make chemical weapons - only reduce capability"
Super: Off the coast of Bahrain
TRACK: THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON IS NOW ONE HUNDRED MILES OFf THE COAST OF
IRAQ PATROLLING THE PERSIAN GULF. THE CAPTAIN SAYS THEY ARE READY TO GO IF
REQUIRED TO DO SO:
SUPER: CAPTAIN LANDELL RUTHERFORD/USS GEORGE WASHINGTON...
"Each day we operate here, we're more confident in our ability."
ALBRIGHT WILL CONTINUE HER EFFORTS WHEN SHE TRAVELS TO THE WEST BANK ON SUNDAY
TO MEET WITH ARAFAT.
DAVID JACKSON, CBS NEWS.))
After an intense week in Washington, Monica Lewinsky is leaving town without
an immunity deal.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
IN Q=With the exception
SUPER=03-Washington DC; 00
SUPER=01-William Ginsburg/Lewinsky Attorney; :20
SUPER=01-Kenneth Starr/Independent Counsel; 1:06-quick
SUPER=07-Jesse Jackson; 1:16-quick
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:40
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A BRIEF OUTDOOR WALK, AND A FEW LIMOUSINE
RIDESMONICA LEWINSKY HAS BEEN A PRISONER EITHER IN A WATERGATE APARTMENT OR IN
HER ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.
NOT ANYMORELEWINSKY AND HER ATTORNEY NOW SAY IT'S TIME TO GO
HOMEBACK TO CALIFORNIA.
THEY STRESS IT'S FOR PERSONAL REASONSNOT LEGAL ONES.
SUPER: WILLIAM GINSBURG//LEWINSKY ATTORNEY SOT 17:52:00
"We're not running, we're not being evasive. You know what? She needs a
little change of pace too."
THE MOVE COMES AFTER CONVERSATIONS WITH SPECIAL PROSECUTOR KENNETH
STARR STOPPED SHORT OF A DEAL ON IMMUNITY.
DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN WHAT HAS BEEN REPORTED TO BE ON THE TAPES
AND WHAT LEWINSKY'S ATTORNEY IS TELLING INVESTIGATORS MAY BE PARTLY TO BLAME.
FOR EXAMPLE, LINDA TRIPPTHE WOMAN WHO CLAIMS TO KNOW EVERY
DETAIL OF THE ALLEGED AFFAIR NOW ASSERTS SHE WAS WITH THE FORMER INTERN AT
LEAST ONCE WHEN THE PRESIDENT TELEPHONED.
BUT LEWINSKY'S ATTORNEY SAYS WHILE THOSE PHONE CALLS DID OCCUR,
TRIPP WAS NEVER THERE.
NAT STARR DEPARTURE
IN THE MEANTIME, TALKS WILL KENNETH STARR'S OFFICE WILL
CONTINUETHROUGH LONG DISTANCE PHONE CALLS, NO DOUBTAND SO WILL HIS GRAND JURY
INVESTIGATIONAFTER IT HAS A FEW DAYS OFF.
SUPER: KENNETH STARR//INDEPENDENT COUNSEL SOT 7:14:35
"The Grand Jury has been sitting actively, it is very attentive, but beyond
that, I can't comment."
OTHERS HAD A LOT TO SAY ABOUT STARR'S INVESTIGATIONAND IT WSN'T
SUPER: JESSE JACKSON//
NAT CLINTON GOLFING??
THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO TAKE IT EASYSPENDING THE WEEKEND
RELAXING WITH DAUGHTER CHELSEA AT THEIR RETREAT AT CAMP DAVID.
AIDS SAY HIS ATTENTION REMAINS FOCUSED ON THE CRISIS IN IRAQ AND
LESS ON THE ALLEGATIONS SWIRLING AROUND HIM FOR THE PAST WEEK AND A HALF.
"Since the President's flat denial the day before his State of the
Union address, the strategy at the White House has been silenceand apparently
it's working. His approval ratings are the highest they've ever
beensomething not lost on some Republicans. Lee Cowan, CBS News,
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust, Cocaine
Two drug raids in Halifax County this morning netted thousands of dollars,
drugs and some semi-automatic weapons.
The raids happened at 1 a-m at homes officers say were well-known for drug
One of the homes was located behind the Virginia Elementary School.
Police seized crack cocaine, marijuana, six guns, cellular phones, scales
and other drug paraphernalia as well as 4,000 dollars.
Suspects include Christopher Allen Ellis, James C. Young, Mack Arthur Kincy,
and John Calvin Smith.
Charges against the four include distribution and possession of crack
cocaine, and possession of guns.
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When the news continues we'll tell you about one organization's efforts to
boost its blood supply,
by holding more blood drives.
The American Red Cross says its supplies are so slow they're at emergency
That story when the news continues.
Clifton Forge town officials are now planning to meet with residents about
sewer back ups in the area.
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/January 22;
use file from 98-7, Raw-Sewage
A couple of weeks ago News 7 told you about Mark Elmore and other residents
in Clifton Forge whose homes were damaged by a raw sewage leak.
Officials said the town didn't owe the residents money for the property
damage but at the meeting they'll offer tips on ways to ease their financial
strain in the future.
SOT 13.06.28 -13.06.42
IN Q=We'd like to
((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MGR.: WE'D LIKE TO MAKE SURE EVERY HOME
OWNER UNDERSTANDS THAT THERE IS INSURANCE AVAILABLE HOPEFULLY DIRECTLY THROUGH
THEIR OWN PROVIDER THAT DEALS WITH BACK UPS OF WATER DUE TO DRAINS SUMP PUMPS
SUPER=01-Dick Magnifico/Clifton Forge Town Mgr.
OUT Q=pumps or sewers.
A large rock caused the sewer back up after it got stuck in the town's sewer
The meeting is scheduled for February 23rd at 7 p-m at the Clifton Forge
GRAPHIC=Amer. Red Cross
Many events were cancelled earlier this week to the wintry weather--
including blood drives.
Now, the American Red Cross is hoping to pick up where it left off and
recover from its current shortage. David Johnson has more.
IN Q=The Red Cross
SUPER=01-Martha Severs/Appalachian Region Red Cross; :09
OUT Q=DJO, News 7.
((The Red Cross local chapter has spent the early part of the weekend trying
to replenish blood supplies.
IN Q=I HAD THREE
((MARTHA SEVERS/APPALACHIAN REGION RED CROSS REP.; I HAD THREE LARGE COMMUNITY
BLOOD DRIVES THAT WERE CANCELLED THOSE TWO DAYS THAT WE HAD SNOW. WE HAD TO
WORK THEM INTO THE CALENDAR BECAUSE WE COULDN'T AFFORD JUST TO LOSE THOSE BLOOD
DRIVES ALL TOGETHER. SO THIS IS A SPECIAL SATURDAY DRIVE TO MAKE UP FOR
SUPER=01-Martha Severs/Appalachian Region Red Cross;
OUT Q=FOR DECEMBER.
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; BUT THE PROBLEM IS NOT JUST A LOCAL ONE. OF THE 38
REGIONS NATIONWIDE THE BLOOD SUPPLY IS BELOW EMERGENCY LEVEL AT MORE THAN HALF,
INCLUDING THE APPALACHIAN REGION.))
IN Q=NORMALLY IF ONE
((SEVERS; NORMALLY IF ONE REGION IS BELOW EMERGENCY LEVEL WE CAN GO TO WHERE WE
CALL THE HUB WHICH IS A CENTRAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND WE'LL FIND THE BLOOD
THAT WE NEED IN ANOTHER REGION AND HAVE IT SHIPPED TO US. BUT THE MORE OF OUR
REGIONS THAT ARE EMERGENCY LEVEL, THE LESS LIKELY WE ARE TO BE ABLE TO FIND
WHAT WE NEED.))
OUT Q=WHAT WE NEED.
There is a greater need for some blood types more than others, but the
organization isn't turning away any help.
((SEVERS; YOUR OH-POSITIVE AND OH-NEGATIVE ARE THE MOST CRITICAL, BECAUSE THE
LARGEST PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE HAVE OH-POSITIVE BLOOD SO THEREFORE WE USE THE
MOST OF IT. BUT THEY'RE ALL AT BELOW EMERGENCY LEVELS RIGHT NOW.))
Saturday's goal of 90- donors was not a problem as 108 turned out to give
Donors' spirits were raised by members of the local chapter's Clown Core,
who were handing out candy and smiles.
David Johnson, News 7.))
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal
Bedford County is running short of helping hands.
So, some volunteer rescue squads are urging the county to hire E-M-S
SUPER=03-Bedford/This Month; :00
Earlier this month, representatives from the Stewartsville and Chamblissburg
rescue squads laid out their situation before the board of supervisors.
Right now, it takes an average of FORTY minutes for either squad to respond
to a daytime call.
The problem is a lack of volunteers in the daylight hours.
IN Q=We need to
((KATHLEEN THOMASSON/RESCUE SQUAD VOLUNTEER: WE NEED TO BE OUT AS QUICK AS
POSSIBLE AND ANYTIME YOU HAVE VOLUNTEERS, YOU NORMALLY HAVE TO WAIT FOR THEM TO
COME FROM HOME. I'M ABOUT EIGHT MILES FROM THE CREW HALL, SO THAT CUTS DOWN ON
TIME IF THEY HAVE TO WAIT FOR ME. AND SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO GO AND LEAVE
MEMBERS BECAUSE IT IS A LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION.))
((JERRY PARCELL/RESCUE SQUAD VOLUNTEER: I FEEL THAT IT'S SOMETHING THAT NEEDS
TO BE CONSIDERED AND APPROVED AND ACTUALLY IN EFFECT BY JULY ONE. THIS SHOULD
TAKE PRIORITY OVER ANY OTHER ISSUES I FEEL AT THIS POINT.))
SUPER=01-Kathleen Thomasson/Rescue Squad Volunteer; :00
SUPER=01-Jerry Parcell/Rescue Squad Volunteer; :18
OUT Q=at this point.
Parcell says many other squads face the same problem but are too proud to
ask for help from the county.
More and more Americans are going on-line these days.
And, a unique project takes the world wide web under water.
More in this week's WebWatch.
IN Q=If you're on
SUPER=03-Monterey, CA; :48
SUPER=01-Sylvia Earle/Oceanographer; 1:03-quick
((If you're on line you have plenty of company. A new survey from Cyber
Dialogue found 21 percent of American adults doing something on the internet,
most are using e-mail and the World Wide Web.
On top of that, nearly 24 million Americans WANT to get on line in the next
But apparently it's not for everyone, the survey also found almost 16
million Americans tried the internet last year, and then dropped it.
Because of the anticipated increase in on-line activity, the head of the FCC
wants to avoid more internet congestion.
Bill Kennard says he's looking into ways to give companies incentives to
build more high speed connections.
Bell Atlantic is asking for permission to build a high speed network in its
local coverage area.
This internet project is all wet... This week an oceanographer and camera
crew put on a live webcast from inside a kelp tank in California.
One of the topics, the effects of el nino on California coastal waters.
time code= 3:04:10
IN Q=some of the kelp
((SYLVIA EARLE/OCEANOGRAPHER; SOME OF THE KELP THAT'S OUT IN THE OCEAN ARE
DYING BECAUSE THE WATER'S TOO WARM FOR THEM))
OUT Q=too warm for them
The event helped kick off the international Year Of The Ocean.
The government is looking to turn some internet management over to the private
Right now one company has an exclusive contract to assign internet
addresses... that could change, and so could the number of domains... like
dot-com and dot-org... few new ones are under consideration, such as dot-store
The links are on the webwatch page on the WDBJ website, at
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next--boy scouts may be too young to get behind the wheel.
But, their not too young to try their luck at the derby.
It's a tradition called the Pinewood Derby.
That's coming up next when the news continues.
MUSIC UP FULL
Police manage to retrieve 75 percent of all stolen bikes.
But, only about two or three percent of those bikes ever make it back to the
Roanoke's police department today hosted its first ever bicycle registration
program in an effort to cut down on thefts and increase the likelihood of
stolen bikes being returned to their owners.
IN Q=WE HAVE BICYCLES
((OFFICER SHARON SHARP/ROANOKE CITY POLICE; WE HAVE BICYCLES THAT WE RECOVER
ALL OVER THE CITY USUALLY, BUT WE HAVE NO WAY OF IDENTIFYING THE OWNER. SOME
PEOPLE WILL FILE A POLICE REPORT AND TELL US THE BICYCLES ARE MISSING, SOME
PEOPLE DON'T FILE THE POLICE REPORTS. PLUS THE SERIAL NUMBERS AREN'T SOMETHING
THAT THE PARENTS OR PEOPLE WOULD WRITE DOWN AND KEEP UP WITH AND WE HAVE TO
HAVE THE NUMBERS SO WE CAN MATCH UP THE OWNERS TO THE BICYCLES.))
SUPER=01-Officer Sharon Sharp/Roanoke City Police;
OUT Q=THE BICYCLES.
Bubba Richards had this bike stolen last year. He says his father's "eagle
eyes" aided in return of the two wheeler, but the youngster doesn't want to
depend on his good luck again.
IN Q=I DON'T WANT
((JOHN "BUBBA" RICHARDS/STOLEN BIKE VICTIM; I DON'T WANT MY OTHER BIKE TO GET
STOLEN OR THE SAME BIKE TO GET STOLEN AGAIN.))
SUPER=01-John "Bubba" Richards/Stolen Bike Victim;
OUT Q=STOLEN AGAIN.
The bike registration program is the brain child of the police department's
crime prevention unit.
The annual Pinewood Derby sped into Roanoke County today--
Cub Scout troop 2-21 of Cave Spring entertained the event held at the United
Methodist Church which is a cub scout tradition.
75 scouts attended the event and 57 cars took to the tracks.
Cub scouts get a block of pine wood and carve a race car out of it hence the
name, Pinewood Derby.
Contestants get points for speed and design.
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SUPER=330-Clear, Calm/& Cold/18-22/Mostly/Sunny/48-52;
SUPER=331-Clear Skies/Light Winds/18-22/Mostly/Sunny/48-52;
SUPER=332-Clear, Cold/& Calm/13-18/Mostly/Sunny/43-47;
SUPER=334-Clear & Very/Cold in Spots/10-20/Mostly Sunny/& Warmer/43-47;
Earlier this afternoon, Your Hometown Station brought you live coverage of
the Big South battle between Liberty and Radford lets now check in with out
Broadcast team down at the Dedmon Center where the Highlanders are still
celebrating their 77 to 59 win.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=01-Ron Shelburne/WDBJ Game Analyst; :23
SUPER=01-Eric Parker/9 Points 12 Rebounds; 1:14
SUPER=01-Rian Everett/14 Points 5 Assists; 1:21
SUPER=01-Larry Jackson/25 Points 5 Rebounds; 1:37
SUPER=01-Randy Dunton/Liberty Head Coach; 1:37
OUT Q=........Back to you roy."
In Lynchburg last night, The undefeated Lady Flames took on the Lady
Highlanders in the Big South.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Liberty vs Radford; :
The Lady Flames being introduced before the game at the Vines Center.
In the first half, Liberty maintained an early lead here getting out on the
break Sharon Wilkerson finds her sister Sarah for the easy bucket.
The Highlanders would come back and work the ball in and out as Kelly Tull
gets behind the line and hits the three pointer.
The Flames work it down to SUPER=33-Liberty/79/Radford/66/;their leading
score Elena Kisseleva who hits the tough shot and Liberty goes on to beat
Radford 79 to 66.
A Dixie Conference match-up in Franklin County pitted Ferrum against
Coach Larry Mangino was hoping to direct his team to a home victory
But Shenandoah's Chris Lassiter makes the move to the hoop to keep the
Eagles from soaring early.
Ferrum moves the ball quickly Maurice Preston to Rodney Ponzo for the short
The Eagles easily work it in underneath Patrick Brooks with the bucket.
And the Dixie Conference win goes to Shenandoah 71 to 62.
In the A-C-C, North Carolina came from a 17 point deficit in the second
half to beat Wake Forest 79 to 73.
SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/ABC SPORTS; :
Dave Odom watching as his team was leading in the first half.
Freshman Robert O'Kelly nails this three pointer for three of his game high
But the second ranked Tar Heels come back Vince Carter scoring on the break
and drawing the foul.
Then Carolina gets the ball to SUPER=33-UNC#2/79/Wake Forest/73/;Antawn
Jamison he scores two of his 21 points and the Tar Heels win it 79 to 73.
V-M-I won at home today but Virginia Tech and Roanoke College lost
conference games on the road.
The Roanoke Express was on the road at Toledo tonight and Toledo wins it 5
to 4 in a shootout.
Now, here's the E-C-H-L and college basketball scores.
WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=0098-j/Radford/77//Liberty/59////Va. Tech/61/j/G. Washington/75///;
SUPER=0098-/W. Carolina/80/j/VMI/94////Wm & Mary/56/j/American/61///;
SUPER=0098-/Va. Wesleyan/83/j/Emory &
OUT Q=.......last score."
And coming up, Virginia Tech inks a top football recruit from Southwest
Virginia we'll give you a sneak peak at a sports feature on Sunday Morning.
And Billy King has a better round today but he's a long way from catching up
with Dick Stockton the leader of the Royal Caribbean.
Roanoke's Billy King played a little better in yesterday's second round of
the Senior Royal Caribbean.
King shot a 2 over par 73 to remain at 6 over for the tournament.
SUPER=03-Key Biscayne, FL/ESPN; :
Dave Stockton birdied three of the last six holes including this chip in to
shoot a four under par 67 and maintain a one shot lead over Lee Trevino.
Stockton's at 131 11 under par.
SUPER=03-Pebble Beach, CA/CBS SPORTS; :
Tom Watson has a share of the lead after two rounds of the Pebble Beach Pro
Am Watson shot a 5 under par 67 yesterday and shares the lead at 134 10 under
with Tim Herron.
And, that's a wrap from the News 7 Sports Department.
Virginia Tech has signed another top high school prospect for its football
SUPER=03-Gate City; :
Yesterday afternoon in Gate city, Jake Housewright picked the Hokies over
Housewright was a running back and linebacker for the Blue Devils. He's
projected to be an inside linebacker for the Hokies.
His father Bill played for the Hokies in the 70's.
North Carolina comes from behind to beat Wake Forest. We'll have that in
our next sports segment.
You've seen them in the sports news--pro-athletes in handcuffs.
NBA players like Chris Webber arrested in January, among the charges,
assault and drug possession.
Hampton native, Allen Iverson pleaded no contest to carrying a concealed
And Latrell Sprewell attacked his coach and was suspended from the NBA.
IN Q=FROM THE TIME
((DR. JOEL FISH/SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST: FROM THE TIME YOU CAN PICK UP A BALL
YOU'RE GOING TO GET SOME RECOGNITION. FOR A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF ATHLETES
FROM THE TIME THEY'RE SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS OLD THERE HAVE BEEN A DIFFERENT SET
OF RULES FOR THEM.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Joel Fish/Sports Psychologist;
OUT Q=rules for them
You can hear more of Denise Allen's conversation with Dr. Fish during Sports
Extra tomorrow morning at 8.
edit - 15:32:00
The much anticipated winter Olympic games are set to begin February 6th in
Super=X5052 (loads FX)
Super=X5045 (starts FX)
SUPER=75-New York, NY;
This year's winter olympics will include a special feature from CBS
anchorman, Walter Cronkite.
The broadcast pioneer will take a look back at the very first winter
Olympic Games in 1960.
A reminder also that your hometown station will bring you full coverage of
the Olympics beginning Friday.
Super=X5043 (clears FX)
The latest in local news, weather and sports is coming your way first thing
DISSOLVE TO FULLSCREEN/WEEKEND PROMO BOARD
Tune into News 7's Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden at 8 a-m for News 7
Tomorrow they'll take a look at the life and times of Wes Hillman, a local
That's tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning at 8.
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