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Madeleine Albright continues building support for U.S. military action
Kuwait and Jordan are now backing the U.S. hard line position.
Earlier today, the Secretary of State was in Israel, trying to protect the
stalled peace process, by asking the Israelis to let the United States handle
any military conflict with the Iraqis.
But Israel isn't making any promises.
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(( tc 20:18:32-MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE; THE UNITED STATES STOOD
WITH YOU WHEN SADDAM HUSSEIN ATTACKED YOU SIX YEARS AGO, THE UNITED STATES
STANDS WITH YOU IN THE FACE OF SADDAMS LATEST THREAT TODAY.
tc 20:18:50-BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER; THOSE MATTERS THAT
RELATE TO OUR SECURITY AND INDEED TO OUR VERY SURVIVAL, IT IS ISRAEL AND ISRAEL
ALONE THAT MAKES THE DECISIONS.))
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SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister; :11
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Israelis are starting to pick up new gas masks at civil defense offices.
They've asked the U.S. for vaccines against biological weapons.
The Monica Lewinsky controversy may be loosing a little momentum in
She's leaving town, the White House is silent, and the President's approval
rating remains high.
Lee Cowan has more.
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SUPER=01-William Ginsburg/Lewsinky Attorney; :48
SUPER=01-William Bennett/Empower America; 1:16
SUPER=19-Lee Cowan; 1:28
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington
((IT'S THE BEGINNING OF WHAT COULD BE ANOTHER VERY LONG WEEK IN
ANOTHER WHITE HOUSE AIDE, BRUCE LINDSEY, SUBPOEANED BY KENNETH STARR'S
SUPER: KENNETH STARR//INDEPENDENT COUNSEL SOT
THAT PANEL GETS BACK TO WORK ON TUESDAY.BUT BEFORE THAT
HAPPENS, THE PRESIDENT WILL KICK THE WEEK OFF BY MAKING GOOD ON HIS STATE OF
THE UNION PROMISE:
CLINTON STATE OF THE UNION
"I will submit to Congress for 1999 the first balanced budget in 30 years.
NO RED INKANOTHER CHECK IN THE POSITIVE COLUMNFOR AN
ADMINISTRATION ENJOYING ITS HIGHEST APPROVAL RATINGS EVER.
THE ALLEGATIONS HAVEN'T GONE AWAYBUT THEIR RELEVANCE SEEMS TO
EVEN MONICA LEWINSKY'S ATTORNEY ADMITS HER STORY MAY NOT BE WHAT
WAS FIRST THOUGHT.
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"All 24 year olds and 18 year olds and 19 year olds tend to embellish."
SUDDENLY THE SCOPE OF THE CRISIS SEEMED TO HAVE CHANGED.
COURTESY: NBC//MEET THE PRES SUPER: WILLIAM GINSBURG//LEWINSKY ATTORNEY
"It will go awayit will pass, the President will remain in office, he'll do a
good job, we'll all hopefully enjoy a sound economy, keep our jobs, and I
think everything is going to be fine."
BUT THAT'S IN THE LONG TERMTHE SHORT TERM IS WHAT CONCERNS
OTHERS. WHY SUCH A DEAFENING SILENCE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE? ITS CRITICS SAY
THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES.
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"If they could put this behind them, why wouldn't they put it behind them?
It's obviously nagging, it's obviously bothering them, they should put it
behind them and go to 90% in the polls."
LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS
"As fast as everything was cranked up here in Washington over the last week,
it seems to have slowed down. Time will tell as the saying goesthe question
is, whose side is time on. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))
Two Roanoke buildings were destroyed by fire today.
Around six this morning, firefighters responded to a blaze at a condemned
building in the 11-hundred block of Hunt Avenue.
It's the third time they've responded to a call at that site.
Another fire broke out at a house near Tazewell Avenue in the downtown area
around one o'clock.
Damage was said to be in the thousands of dollars.
No injuries were reported in either incident.
Investigations into the cause of the fires continue.
There are a few school closings and delays for tomorrow..
Schools in Monroe County and Greenbrier County are all closed tomorrow.
Schools opening one hour late include the Jackson River Technical
School..schools in Smyth County and schools in the Alleghany Highlands.
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Straight ahead on the newscast..1997 proved to be a great year for local
Dozens of new companies coming to the area as well as smart investments paid
We'll have that story for you when the news continues.
A jury heard testimony ranging from food stamps, drugs and sex last week
during the trial of an alleged "Crime Family."
But, the trial is only half way over.
Keith Humphry takes a look ahead at this week's case against Joe Abbott and
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OUT Q=Humphry NEWS 7, Roanoke.
((The fatal apartment fire is likely to be the focus of testimony when the
Homicide is certainly the most serious charge here. The Government wants
to link the deaths of two people on 13th Street with the firebombing of the
Corner Store earlier the same day... and pin it on the owner of the Speedway
Mart across the street.
There's also evidence of drug dealing in and out of the Speedway... with a
tenuous link to Joe Abbott. Witnesses say he spent a lot of time there.
Another convenience store may come into play this week... the Sonic Mart on
Brambleton has been the subject of a bitter civil battle between Abbott and
And there's the Mixer's fire... a Salem nightclub where the flaming roof
caved in seconds after the dance floor cleared with 75 people inside.
Riyadh Gibriel- -an Atlanta businessman- -is accused of insurance fraud,
along with his business partner, Doctor Ahmad Thiab.
Four of the Abeds are accused of actually setting the fire.
standup @ 7:00:23
((THE GOVERNMENT HAD SOME OUT OF TOWN WITNESSES HERE SCHEDULED TO APPEAR
FRIDAY... UNTIL THE JURORS GOT SICK.
ONE IS AN ARSON INVESTIGATOR FROM ARLINGTON. AND THERE'S A POLICE OFFICER
FROM OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND WHO'S SUPPOSED TO TESTIFY ABOUT ALLEGED DRUG DEALS AT
A STORE IN MARYLAND.
THE GOVERNMENT'S CASE IS EXPECTED TO TAKE AT LEAST THIS WEEK... PERHAPS
GOING INTO NEXT WEEK BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT RESTS.
KEITH HUMPHRY, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
1997 was a banner year for economic development in Roanoke County.
As David Johnson reports, the county is hoping to make 19-98 even bigger.
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SUPER=01-Tim Gubala/Economic Development Director; :19
OUT Q=DJ, News 7.
((The figures speak for themselves -- nearly 100- million dollars in
investments-- 25 new businesses or expansions-- more than a thousand new jobs.
That's what Roanoke County was blessed with last year.
Officials say past planning is now coming to fruition.
((TIM GUBALA/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR; OVER THE YEAR OF '97, A LOT OF
SITES WE HAD ON LINE BECAME AVAILABLE IN COMPANIES AND EITHER COMMERCIAL OR
INDUSTRIAL LOCATED ON THOSE SITES.))
An eight-million dollar expansion announcement for the Kroger warehouse is
just one of the projects which played a major role in that success.
((TIM GUBALA/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR; ALSO I-T-T NIGHTVISION ANNOUNCED A
20-MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION AND 125-NEW JOBS. SO THOSE ARE THE TECHNOLOGY KIND
OF JOBS THAT WE REALLY NEED IN THIS VALLEY. THE OTHER DIVISION OF I-T-T, GALIUM
ARSENIDE, THEY ANNOUNCED A RELOCATION AND A CORPORATE DECISION IN VALLEY
Other players include R.R Donnelly and Sons, Barnes and Noble and the new
So what's on the horizon for this year? About 30-projects that were carried
over from '97, including the anticipated construction of Sunscape Apartments
and the continued expansion of the Kroger warehouse, a 35-million dollar
((GUBALA; WE HAVE GOOD RAPPORT WITH OUR ROANOKE VALLEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
PARTNERSHIP AND WE EXPECT PROSPECTS TO BE COMING IN HERE LOOKING AT PROPERTIES
LIKE VALLEY GATEWAY.))
And while business is important, there's more to the driving force behind
all the development.
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; OFFICIALS SAY THE GOAL IN DEVELOPING SITES LIKE
VALLEY GATEWAY, THE GLENN MARY PROPERTY IN WEST COUNTY AND THE MCDONALD FARM IN
VINTON IS TO GENERATE NEW TAX DOLLARS FOR FUTURE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER
NEEDS WHILE PLACING LESS OF THE BURDEN ON COUNTY RESIDENTS.
DAVID JOHNSON NEWS 7.))
Tobacco executives last week admitted that nicotine is addictive.
That testimony came before the House Commerce Committee, as they urged
Congress to approve the proposed settlement of scores of liability lawsuits.
News-7's Feedback this week has a few thoughts about that, from a relative
of tobacco farmers.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean.
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OUT Q=JM, News7.
(("I am really just tired of hearing about the tobacco industry and all the
harm that it does, while nothing much is said about the alcohol industry. I
would like to see the statistics on cigarettes compared to alcohol as to how
many marriages break up...how many automobile accidents occur...We all see the
fatal accidents on the news because of a drunk driver getting behind the wheel
and killing innocent people...And what about the health problems excessive
alcohol drinking can cause: living damage, kidney damage and heart
damage...When is the government going to step in and start taking some
precautions on that???"
NAT SOUND OF MEDIA HORDE
Shots of press surrounding Clinton or Lewinsky, from national feeds
The investigation of President Clinton's relationship with a White House
intern had dominated the news lately.
We'd like to know what you think of the coverage.
Send your letters to News-7 Feedback, at P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, Virginia. The
zip code is 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 540-343-7269.
Email goes to email@example.com. And, you'll find a moderated on-line forum on
our web page, at wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When the news continues we'll take a look at weather predictions for the
month of February.
And, Andrew will tell us what's in store for us this week.
That's coming up next.
MUSIC UP FULL
If your commute to work takes you over some bridges you'll want to listen up
to this week's edition of Road Report.
As Stacey Martin reports, delays are likely as many bridges are undergoing
repairs this week.
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OUT Q=I'm Stacey Martin
((Traffic is down to one lane along Route 220 near the Roanoke
County-Franklin County line as VDOT crews continue their work to repair the
bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks.
And, in Bedford County look for detours along Route 460 near the bridge over
Big Otter River and Little Otter River as repairs continue there.
Also, in Bedford County VDOT crews are working on a bridge along Route 718.
And, some good news in Floyd County. Crews are almost finished their work
to replace a bridge along Route 600, and traffic is flowing smoothly.
That's it for this week's edition of Road Report.
I'm Stacey Martin.))
Wet weather last month set a record for January.
Can we expect more of the same this month?
Patrick Evans lets us know in the February Almanac.
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Kyle Murphy scored 16 points to lead Roanoke College to a 99 to 68 win over
Lynchburg and move back to 500 in the ODAC.
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Page Moir getting a play set in the huddle during a time out.
And the play worked Kyle Murphy, who scored 16, passes inside to Michael
Ball who scores the easy basket giving the Maroons the lead.
But the Hornets come right back Chris Whelan gets it to Jerry O'Hara who
scores the inside hoop but the Hornets trailed at the half.
Roanoke gets its outside game going SUPER=33-Roanoke/99/Lynchburg/68/;
Fleming star Brad Dunleavy pulls up and nails the three pointer at the side of
the key and Roanoke wins it 99 to 68.
Virginia's Curtis Staples made 7 three pointers to move into fourth place on
the N-C-A-A career list with 376 but Maryland beats the Cavaliers 77 to 70.
SUPER=03-College Park, MD/JP-RAYCOM; :
Jeff Jones watched the teams warm up before the tip off.
Maryland came out with the hot hand this jumper and it was 4 to nothing
before the Cavaliers got off a shot.
Curtis Staples answered from behind the line here he hits his third three
pointer of the half but Virginia trailed 44 to 37 at the half.
The Terps padded their lead early in the second half Rodney Elliott hits the
three pointer to make it 49 to 41.
But Virginia's big men took it to the boards on this play Willie Dersh
passes to Colin Ducharme who gets the jam to make it 49 to 45.
The Cavaliers get it out on the SUPER=33-Virginia/70/Maryland#23/77/;
break again this time Norman Nolan takes it to the hoop for the Jam but
Maryland holds on to win the game 77 to 70.
Several new members were inducted into the Roanoke-Salem Baseball Hall of
Fame. More coming up later on mornin'.
Duke warmed up for Thursday nights showdown with North Carolina by hitting 9
three pointers in the first half in a 90 to 69 win over Georgia Tech.
SUPER=03-Durham, NC/JP-RAYCOM; :
Bobby Cremins setting up a play for the Yellow Jackets.
Duke's Trajon Langdon had three trey's in the first half this one gave the
Blue Devils a 10 point 24 to 14 lead.
The Yellow Jackets get the ball to their main Man Matt Harping he takes it
to the hoop and scores off the glass.
But the Blue Devils were too hot SUPER=33-Duke/90/Georgia Tech/69/;behind
the line Roshown McCleod steps back and nails this three and Duke wins the game
90 to 69.
The New York Knicks are within two games of first place in the Atlantic
Division after beating Miami this afternoon 89 to 83.
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Pat Riley and the Heat at the Garden for the key match up.
In the first quarter Charlie Ward gets the steal and passes to Larry
Johnson who scores two of his game high 35 points.
Miami passes the ball round the floor and gets it to Alonzo Mourning who
scores the hoop. Mourning had 22.
But the Knicks hang on Chris Childs SUPER=33-New York/89/Miami/83/;off
the screen for the jumper and New York beats Miami at the Garden 89 to 83.
Kentucky, Utah and Iowa were upset in college basketball this afternoon.
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In Washington this afternoon a ceremony honoring Dale Hunter, Adam Oates and
Phil Housley for having 1-thousand points in the N-H-L.
The Caps led until the third period that's when Brendan Shanahan slips the
puck in the net giving the Red Wings a 3 to 2 win.
Now, Here's all the scores.
WIPE TO MOTION
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And coming up, A million Dollar winner at the pro bowl a record sudden
death playoff on the Senior Tour.
And Steve Mason will have a report on Hall of Fame night at the Salem Civic
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We're still a couple of months away from spring training-- but that didn't
stop baseball from taking center stage last night at the Salem Civic Center.
Steve Mason has the highlights from the seventh annual Salem-Roanoke
Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet.
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SUPER=01-Jim "Catfish" Hunter/Hall of Fame Pitcher; :10
SUPER=03-Salem/May 24th, 1993; :47
SUPER=04-1997 Major League Baseball Season; :55
SUPER=01-Tony Womack/Pittsburgh Pirate Second Baseman; 1:08
SUPER=01-Willis Walrond/Challenger Program Founder; 1:40
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((Guest speaker and Major League hall of famer Jim Catfish Hunter pitched one
great story after another to a capacity crowd on hand to honor five local
During his tenure with the Oakland A's and the New York Yankees; Catfish won
5 world Series titles and the 1974 Cy Young. Salem-Roanoke inductee Tony Womack
was just 5 years old then. The former gretna high school star played with the
Salem Buccaneers in 93. 1997 was Womack first full season in the majors. His 60
steals was a national league best, he was voted to the All star game, and led
the Pirates in at bats, hits, and runs. But the national spotlight hardly
compares to his local induction.
Harry Bushkar and George Sandy Hill, two former outstanding players at Virginia
Tech were also honored.
Bob Guthrie coached yourh baseball for 30 years in the Roanoke Valley. Little
league volunteer of the year is just one of his many accolades; but his biggest
reward involved little recognition.
The five additions brings the sale-roanoke hall of fame membership total to 34
honroees. In Salem; Steve mason News 7 sports.))
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody!
The A-F-C came from behind to beat the N-F-C 29 to 24 in the Pro Bowl.
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But the big winner was Dennis Crawford. During halftime of the game
Crawford kicked this 35 yard field goal to win 1-million Dollars.
It's the second year in a row that a contestant has won the cash in the
Contest sponsored by Hershey.
The third round of the Pebble Beach Pro-am was postponed today and it has
been rescheduled for tomorrow.
SUPER=03-Key Biscayne, FL/ESPN; :
Meantime, In Key Biscayne, it took 10 extra holes and David Graham won the
Royal Caribbean. Graham landed his approach shot one foot of the Cup to beat
Dave Stockton in the Longest playoff in Senior Tour history.
The two finished regulation tied at 11 under.
Roanoke's Billy King shot a final round 74 to finish at 222 9 over par.
It may one day become the Archive of the American Dream--
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showcasing everything imaginable from the 20th century.
Collector Alex Sheer keeps 20th century pop paraphernalia and has dreams of
turning his keepsakes into a museum.
Sheer keeps his collection stacked to the ceiling in his New York City
apartment and in a warehouse in Pennsylvania.
He hopes to one day turn his collection into a museum of the American dream.
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