Next on News 7-
A development in the Monica Lewinsky case. We'll have details.
The Governor visits far Southwest Virginia where several feet of snow fell.
Another gray and drizzly day to round out the week. The weekend forecast
looks chilly. Details ahead.
In tonight's health check report --
Seeing the world through younger eyes, a recent medical advancement is making
And doctors are warning about the possible dangers of stroke operations.
(Jean ad lib)
Good Evening. I'm JJ.
The President's attorney accuses Kenneth Starr's office of selectively
leaking information- some of it false- in order to manipulate and intimidate
The latest leak appaently surfaced in today New York Times and Washington
Double Boxes=Jean and Lee/Network
Lee Cowan is covering this developing story from Washington D-C. He
joins us now live to tell us what's going on.
SUPER=01-David Kendall/President's Attorney;
SUPER=01-William Ginsburg/Lewinsky's Attorney;
SUPER=01-Kenneth Starr/Independent Counsel;
((IN THE EAST ROOM OF THE WHITE HOUSE, IT TOOK ONLY MINUTES TO GET
TO QUESTIONS ABOUT MONICA LEWINSKY.
QUESTIONS THE PRESIDET COULND'T ANSWER, EVEN THOUGH IN HIS WORDS,
"SOMEONE ELSE" WAS.
If someone else is leaking unlawfully out of the grand jury proceeding,
that's a different story
A STORY THE PRESIDENT' LAWYERS ARE NOW CHASINGTO FIND OUT WHO'S
LEAKING WHAT..AND IF THE COURTS WILL HELP PLUG IT.
DAVID KENDALL/PRESIDENT'S ATTORNEY:
THIS LATEST SKIRMISH COMES OUT OF A NEW YORK TIMES STORY ABOUT THE
PRESIDENT'S PERSONAL SECRETARY BETTY CURRIE.A STORY HER ATTORNEY SAYS IS
IT QUOTES SOURCES SAYING SHE HAD TESTIFIED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT
TRYING TO "LEAD" HER INTO REMEMBERING THE EVENTS AS `HE' DID.THAT HE AND
MONICA LEWINSKY WERE NEVER ALONE..
I just think as long as it's going on, I should not comment on the specific
questions because there's one and then there's another then there's anther"
BUT IT, PILED ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE, LEAD TO ONE OF THE
TOUGHEST QUESTIONS OF THE DAY.
At what point do you consider that it's jut not worth it, and do you consider
resigning from office.
THE SCRAMBLE TO GET ANYTHING ON THE STORY HAS REACHED THE BREAKING
POINTMONICA LEWINSKY NEARLY MAWLED BY PHOGRAPHERS IN LOS ANGELES THURSDAY
MEANWHILE, HER ATTORNEY AND THE INDEPENDENT COUNSEL ARE MAWLING
EACH OVER WHETHER STARR HAS ACCESS TO LIWINKSY.
WILLIAM GINSBURG/LEWINSKY ATTORNEY: The whole issue of Mr. Starr saying he
wants to met with her face to face is
meaningless only because he has the right to met with her face to face.
KENNETH STARR/INDEPENDENT COUNSEL: We deal with fact, we don't deal with spin.
We simply say if witnesses have information, documents, we want it, we want
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The national spotlight will shine on central Virginia next week, when
President Clinton pays a visit to the Wintergreen resort in Nelson County.
Starting Sunday, more than one hundred Democratic congressmen and their
families will meet for three days of seminars and policy talk.
Both Clinton and Vice President Al Gore are expected to join the group for a
few hours Tuesday.
IN Q=Again the thing
((MARK GLICKMAN/WINTERGREEN RESORT: AGAIN, THE THING THAT MAKES THIS GROUP
UNIQUE IS THAT YOU HAVE SO MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE YOU'RE DEALING WITH, SO MANY
DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS, WITH THE SECRET SERVICE WINTERGREEN IS KIND OF GOING
TO BE LIKE FORT KNOX FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. BUT BUSINESS AS USUAL ON THE
SLOPES, WE'RE NOT GOING TO SHUT DOWN AT ANY POINT FOR THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT.))
SUPER=01-Mark Glickman/Wintergreen Resort; :00
OUT Q=the president's visit.
Glickman says former congressman L-F Payne, who owns Wintergreen, helped
bring the group to Nelson County.
Two Marine corps fighters collided over the Persian Gulf today-
The pentagon says one of the pilots is dead.
The Hornet fighters made contact near the Kuwaiti coast- as they were
getting ready to patrol Iraq's no fly zone.
Both pilots were recovered from the water.
The surviving pilot
is reported to be in good condition.
There's been no explanation yet for the collision.
President Clinton says if Saddam Hussein doesn't comply with weapons
inspections, then the U-S must be prepared to act and he says quote "we are."
The president spoke today with Britain's prime minster at his side.
Tony Blair says his nation is prepared to take whatever action is necessary.
Both men were united in their criticism of Saddam.
SOT Clinton at 11:26:05
IN Q=This man
OUT Q=understand that
SOT Blair at 11:27:42
IN Q=The reason we are
SUPER=01-Tony Blair/British Prime Minister;
OUT Q=which we are capable
Blair says it would make no sense at this point to reveal details of the
possible military strike.
Key foreign countries remain opposed to strikes against Iraq.
Floyd County Realtor Earl Frith has been convicted of a banking offense.
A federal jury deliberated into the wee hours of the morning, before
finding Frith was NOT a party to the cocaine conspiracy.
The Floyd County auctioneer WAS convicted of "structuring" bank deposits.
After NINE hours of deliberations, the jury was UNable to reach a unanimous
decision on the money laundering charge.
IN Q=We'll evaluate
((WE'LL EVALUATE THAT AND DECIDE WHETHER TO RE-TRY THE CASE. OBVIOUSLY, NOBODY
LIKES TO TRY A CASE TWICE, PROSECUTION OR DEFENSE, I DON'T THINK SO. IT IS
ALWAYS DESIRABLE TO REACH A VERDICT. THINK THIS JURY STROVE TO REACH ONE.))
OUT Q=reach one.
It was the 40-thousand dollars from Pam Cruz that seemed to confuse the
She gave Frith the money in May of 1991, after her husband, drug trafficker
Javier Cruz, was busted in Miami.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Too much ice and not enough power-- that's what some folks in our area are
still dealing with.
A live report ahead on News-7 at Five.
And it's still snowing in West Virginia.
That means big problems.
On health check, new information on the connection between high blood
pressure and strokes.
Steve Mason takes a look back at the Valley's hockey history.
Stay with us, there's more News-7 at Five to come.
Residents on Bent Mountain are now in their third day without power.
While workers are busy with repairs, it's still unclear exactly when electric
service will be restored.
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Joe Dashiell is on Bent Mountain tonight with an update on the situation.
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(Rollcue: reporting some progress today)
IN Q=An army
SUPER=01-Steve Hagerman/Weeks Construction Co.; :18
OUT Q=as quickly as we can
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Double Boxes=Jean and JoeD/Microwave
It's been wild and anything BUT wonderful in West Virginia.
The Beckley area got another eight inches of snow overnight.
The roof of a Kroger supermarket collapsed this morning, injuring one
Several buildings in southern West Virginia have been damaged by the heavy
snow and ice.
The wall of this electronics store in Beckley gave way yesterday. No one was
A-E-P says 2-thousand households are still without power in the
Governor Gilmore took a look at the storm damage in far southwest Virginia
Gilmore stopped in Abingdon after touring Tazewell County.
Three feet of snow fell there; more than seven-thousand people don't have
Gilmore says A-E-P is working hard to get the lights back on.
IN Q=They're getting
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THEY'RE GETTING GOOD REVIEWS IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF
PEOPLE THEY'RE PUTTING INTO THE FIELD AND THE HARD WORK THAT THEY HAVE DONE.))
OUT Q=they have done.
Two deaths in Virginia are blamed on the latest round of bad weather,
including a man in Rockingham County who died yesterday while shoveling snow.
Norfolk Southern says its route through Glasgow probably won't re-open before
So far, crews have been able to rescue three cars that slid off the track
But soggy conditions are slowing efforts to pull two derailed engines out of
Once that's done, crews will begin replacing 250-feet of track that slid into
the Maury River.
Furniture on the cutting edge of technology.
Patrick Evans is finding out all about it.
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
There's a new addition to the home furnishing business in Roanoke, and it's
on the cutting edge-- literally.
Patrick Evans has the story of Whiteside Designs', which manufactures it's
products using a state-of-the-art laser.
SUPER=01-Susan Whiteside/Whiteside Designs; :35
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health music under
Steve Mason will have a preview of tonight's Express Old Timer's Game.
Coming up next on health check --
The future looks bright
for those with cataracts.
A new technology has patients seeing more clearly.
IN Q=I wasn't
((ARTHUR EPSTEIN, PATIENT:I'M ABLE TO DRIVE A CAR WITHOUT THE SURGERY I
WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DRIVE A CAR.))
OUT Q=a car.
Here's one of the stories were working on for News 7 at Six.
Every Virginian eats bread... but NOT everyone drives a Porsche.
Shawsville Senator Madison Marye had the props but NOT the opponent today in
his debate against Governor Gilmore's car tax plan.
SOT tape one 12:20:52
IN Q=I don't
((I DON'T THINK THE PEOPLE SPOKE. I DON'T THINK THE PEOPLE EVER CHALLENGED THE
OUT Q=car tax.
We'll have highlights of Marye's argument to cut the tax on food.
That's coming up at the top of the hour on NEWS 7 at SIX.
Most of us will be affected by cataracts as we age.
But new lenses have patients seeing better than they have in years.
Cataract surgery is the most common opreation in people over the age of 65.
The clouded lense of the eye is gently removed and replaced with a clear
Now, the latest lenses are so good they not only clear up your vision, but
also allow patients to focus both near and far.
Basically, patients can see like they did when they were much younger.
IN Q=we don't have
((DR. ROGER STEINERT/HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL; WE DON'T HAVE THE FOUNTAIN OF
YOUTH HERE BUT WHAT WE DO HAVE IS THE NEXT BEST THING. FOLKS CAN DRIVE TO TEH
STORE, PICK UP A PACKAGE, READ THE PRICE, READ THE LABEL, GO THE RESTRAUNT,
READ THE MENU, ALL WITHOUT PUTTING ON THEIR GLASSES.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Roger Steinert/Harvard Medical School;
OUT Q=PUTTING ON THEIR GLASSES
The procedure can take less than 30-minutes.
Doctors say almost anyone is a good candidate for the surgery, though it
works best when lenses in both eyes are replaced.
It's an operation designed to prevent strokes.
But researchers say it may trigger the condition it was designed to prevent.
It's a widely used procedure that cleans out arteries in the neck.
Doctors have now released new guidelines for surgeons to prevent strokes
during the operation.
Many people believe that only those with very high blood pressure are at
risk for strokes.
But a new study says that's not true.
Boston University researchers found that half of the people who had strokes
had blood pressure that was on the high end of normal or slightly above normal.
Doctors say the study shows the importance of keeping blood pressure in
Some ways do to that-- reduce you salt intake, lose weight, exercize and
Doctors also say losing just five to ten pounds could mean the difference
between mild high blood pressure and no high blood pressure.
Time now for the Two Minute Ticker. Sports begins the weekend at the
Roanoke Civic Center where the Express- Chesapeake game tonight is only a part
of what should be a great hockey weekend.
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Steve Mason joins us from the Round House to get the festivities going.
Jean; Tonight begins Hockey History Weekend and over the next two nights;
the Star City's former and future hockey greats will get together. On the
agenda; in about 15 minutes the Roanoke old timers will play the greensboro old
Timers. Then on saturday; Roanoke will induct 10 people into it's first Hall of
fame class; But lets talk about the old timers game. I'm joined by Claude Piche
and Ron Jones. Ron your are one of the youngest old timers out here; talk about
SUPER=01-Ron Jones/Played for the Roanoke Rampage; :00
B-ROLL OVER THE SECOND ANSWER
STEVE THEN TALKS TO CLAUDE PICHE
Claude Piche; you played on the championship Roanoke Valley rebels team some
25 years ago; what's it mean to be back on the ice with your old buddies?
Claude; talk about your team and some of the key players?
WIPE TO PINNACLE OVER CLAUDE'S SECOND ANSWER
Thanks Claude; now after the old timers game; this place gets serious as the
first place Express takes the ice against Chesapeake. For this team' it's back
to the basics
ROLL Q=..BACK TO THE BASICS"...
((DANIEL BERTHIAUME/EXPRESS GOALIE:))
SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/Express Goalie; :00
OUT Q=...mentally ready"
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gentlemen thank you; break a leg tonight; just kidding; Coming up at six;
Pierre Paiement will join us. that's it for the ticker; have a great weekend.
The hours to the 18th Winter Games are ticking away and organizers are
putting the final touches on the opening ceremonies.
IN Q=nat singing
OUT Q=nat singing
The exact details of the opening ceremonies are being kept secret.
We DO know it will start off with Sumo wrestlers and end with synchronized
singing on five continents.
The Opening Ceremonies begin tonight at eight.
And you can catch all of the olympic action right here on W-D-B-J.