A joint warning today for Iraq.
President Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair today each spoke
at a news conference and said together they are determined to prevent Saddam
Hussein from threatening his neighbors and the world.
But Mr. Clinton couldn't escape questions about his personal life.
In response to new reports in the Monica Lewinsky matter -- President
Clinton is saying again that he
"never asked anybody to do anything but tell the truth."
He also refused to explain his relationship with Lewinsky and blasted what
he describes as illegal leaks of grand jury testimony concerning the
Lee Cowan reports.
***take from NEWSPATH***
SUPER=01-Bob Currie/Betty Currie's Husband;
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;
IN HIS FIRST FORMAL PRESS CONFERENCE SINCE THE LEWINSKY ALLEGATIONS FIRST
SURFACED, THE PRESIDENT KNEW WHAT WOULD BE ON THE TOP OF THE AGENDA.THE WHITE
HOUSE PRESS CORPS DID NOT DISAPPOINT.
NAT BETTY CURRIE DEPARTURE FROM GRAND JURY (LAST WEEK)
ANOTHER LEAK TO THE MEDIA IS BLAMED FOR THE LATEST ROUND OF
QUESTIONS THIS ONE SURROUNDING THE PRESIDENT'S PERSONAL SECRETARY, BETTY
A NEW YORK TIMES STORY ALLEGES BETTY CURRIE WAS CALLED INTO THE
PRESIDENT'S OFFICE TO WALK THROUGH WHAT SHE REMEMBERED ABOUT MONICA LEWINSKY.
HER STORY AND THE ONE THE PRESIDENT HAD TOLD LAWYERS IN THE PAULA
JONES DEPOSITION DIFFERED ON ONE KEY POINT: THAT THE TWO WERE NEVER ALONE.
THE TIMES STORY HINTS MR. CLINTON TRIED TO LEAD CURRIE INTO SAYING
THE SAME THING.
WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN MIKE MCCURY CALLED THE REPORT APPALLING AND CURRIE'S
LAWYER SAYS IT IS "ABSOLUTELY FALSE" AND A "MISCHARICTERIZATION OF THE FACTS."
HER HUSBAND AGREED.
BOB CURRIE//BETTY CURRIE'S HUSBAND:
"I think she's distressed by what is implied she said as opposed to what she
said, and the Grand Jury basically says she's not supposed to talk to anybody,
but it seems Starr's people can."
MONICA LEWINSKY AND HER ATTORNEY REMAIN IN LOS ANGELES THE MEDIA
CRUSH GROWING TO DANGEROUS LEVELS.
HER ATTORNEY INSISTS THAT STARR IS TRYING TO PRESSURE LEWINSKY
INTO SAYING THINGS THAT AREN'T TRUE.
STARR DENIES THAT, AND SAYS LEWINSKY'S ATTORNEYS ARE DENYING THEM
A FACE TO FACE INTERVIEW. THAT BATTLE CONTINUES.
LEE COWAN CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))Frith
In the early hours of the morning a federal jury returned a guilty verdict
against Earl Frith guilty.
Keith Humphry was there when the verdicts were read.
IN Q=I'm disappointed
SUPER=01-Earl Frith/Realtor; :10
SUPER=01-Richard Studenic/Juror; :55
SUPER=01-Louis Welch/Jury Foreman; 1:02
SUPER=01-Joe Mott/Prosecutor; 1:21
OUT Q=KH, N7, Roanoke
Always the diplomatic salesman. The 63-year old realtor left the courthouse
still frustrated by the delay in the time between his indictment and trial.
((EIGHT YEARS IS A LONG TIME.))
NINE years ago, Frith sold a farm in Floyd County to Columbian Cocaine
trafficker Javier Cruz.
Then there was a large cash transaction- -that prompted Frith to structure
deposits at the bank to come in UNDER 10-thousand dollars... trying to avoid
the scrutiny from the IRS.
He was convicted of "structuring;" found NOT guilty of playing a part in
Cruz's drug conspiracy.
After nine hours of deliberation the judge declared a mistrial on the one
((THOUGH THE FOREMAN INDICATED TO THE JUDGE THAT IT DIDN'T APPEAR PROMISING
THAT THE JURY COULD COME UP WITH A VERDICT ON THE MONEY LAUNDERING COUNT
AGAINST FRITH, SEVERAL JURORS INDICATED THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO STAY- -EVEN AT
3:30 IN THE MORNING- -AND CONTINUE TO DELIBERATE.))
(( ARE YOU DISAPPOINTED THAT YOU DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO RENDER A VERDICT? WE
WOULD LIKED TO HAVE DECIDED IT.))
(( I GUESS CLOSE TO FINDING HIM NOT GUILTY ON THAT LAST COUNT.))
The foreman said the jury had trouble agreeing on the law in the case.
He emphatically rejected any notion that Frith might have been set up by
Though Cruz's ex-WIFE testified the informant himself did NOT.
((THERE WERE A NUMBER OF WITNESSES WE DIDN'T CALL IN THIS CASE. AND CERTAINLY
WE FELT WE PROVED OUR CASE, EVEN WITHOUT MR. CRUZ AS A WITNESS.))
The jury made short work of convicting the other defendant, J-R
Castellanos, a Miami drug trafficker of conspiring to import and distribute
CASTELLANOS FACES A MINIMUM OF TEN YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON. Keith Humphry, NEWS
Just a few hours to go until the Winter Olympics get underway in Nagano,
The opening ceremonies are usually one of the most watched events.
And the script for the ceremonies is also one of the world's most closely
And organizers are promising this year's ceremonies will not be a big
((KO YAMAGUCHI/NAGANO ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: THIS IS THE LAST
WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES IN THIS CENTURY WANT TO TRY TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THE 21ST
CENTURY THAT THE NEXT CENTURY SHOULD BE PEACEFUL.))
SUPER=01-Ko Yamaguchi/Nagano Organizing Committee;
OUT Q=SHOULD BE PEACEFUL.
Four years ago in Lillehammer, Norway, the U-S team won 13 medals -- an
U-S Olympic officials think the team in Nagano can match that record over
the coming 16 days.
A series of massive earthquakes in northeastern Afghanistan has left nearly
four-thousand people dead with about 15-thousand more homeless.
Those are the first figures coming from the remote region.
Soggy ground is making the job tough for crews trying to clean up the site
of yesterday's train derailment in Glasgow.
Norfolk Southern crews were able to lift two derailed cars back onto the
Three engines remain stuck in the soggy ground.
The railroad expects to have the track clear by tomorrow.
But Norfolk Southern did not say when trains would start running their
normal routes into Roanoke.
Nobody was hurt in yesterday's wreck.
Environmental crews are still trying to capture diesel fuel that spilled
from one of the train's engines.
A teacher and coach at a Montgomery County school is facing charges of
having sex with a teenager.
34- year- old Michael Blevins was arrested Tuesday at Shawsville High
School, charged with 15 counts of fornication and 30 other counts, including
State police say the victim is 16- years- old, but she is NOT one of
The crimes allegedly occurred last summer in Smyth County, where Blevins
taught high school in the 19-80's.
He has been suspended WITH pay until trial.
State police say they plan to press similar charges against Blevins in other
The former grade school teacher who had sex with a student could be sent to
Thirty-five- year- old Mary Kay LeTourneau faces a court hearing in Seattle,
following her arrest Tuesday for meeting with the now 14- year- old boy.
Her parole calls for her to stay away from all juveniles.
Prosecutors want a judge to order LeTourneau (leh-TOHR'-noh) to serve out
a seven-year prison sentence that
was suspended two months ago.
Ever wonder why some hair cuts, dry cleaning services, and clothes cost more
for women than for men?
One Virginia lawmaker did-- and she's fighting it.
((DEL. GLADYS KEATING/D-FAIRFAX: IT'S A QUESTION OF SIMPLE EQUITY OF FAIRNESS.
AND I HAVE HAD NUMEROUS CALLS FROM ALL OVER SAYING OH THANK HEAVENS SOMEBODY'S
DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.))
SUPER=01-Del. Gladys Keating/(D) Fairfax;
OUT Q=about this.
Fairfax Delegate Gladys Keating's fighting a battle against the forces of
the free market.
IN Q=I would
((DEL. KATHY BYRON/R-LYNCHBURG: I WOULD JUST ASK DO WE REALLY NEED A BILL IN
ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH TRYING TO GET EQUALITY THAT WE CAN ACCOMPLISH ON OUR OWN.
DEL. GLADYS KEATING/D-FAIRFAX: MR. SPEAKER I WOULD SAY OBVIOUSLY OR I WOULDN'T
HAVE PUT IT IN.))
SUPER=01-Del. Kathy Byron/(R) Lynchburg; :00
OUT Q=it in.
But there is one area where women consumers benefit...
IN Q=In the gentleman's
((IN THE GENTLEMAN'S PAST, HAS HE EVER GONE TO A RESTAURANT ON A LADIES NIGHT?
The Gender Equity Act of 1998 is mired in debate -- and got sent back to
committee for more work.
A General Assembly crackdown on teen drivers has lost some of its fire.
A measure that would put restrictions on teens who've been cited for moving
violations lost some teeth.
Lieutenant Governor John Hager's signature bill would have limited the
number of passengers who could ride with a teen who'd gotten one ticket.
SOT 13:38:36 LONNIE
IN Q=My teenage
((MY TEENAGE CHILDREN WANT TO GO TO THE MOVIES. AND FIVE OF THEM WANT TO GO.
AND THERE'S ONLY THE CAR THAT WE HAVE. I WOULD HATE TO HAVE TO DRIVE THEM TO
THE MOVIES AT 8:30, GO BACK AND PICK 'EM UP AT 11:30 BECAUSE FIVE OF THEM
COULDN'T GO OR SIX HEAVEN FORBID IF WE HAD A MINIVAN.))
SUPER=01-Del. John Tate/(D) Smyth Co.;
OUT Q=had a minivan.
But the bill's defenders made the unsuccessful argument that it's a matter
of life and death.
((DEL. JIM SCOTT/R-FAIRFAX: PARTICULARLY BECAUSE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE
OVERREPRESENTED IN ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES AND IN INFRACTIONS PROPORTIONALLY TO
THE POPULATION, THAT THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO ENGAGE IN RISKY BEHAVIOR. AND
THIS IS AN EFFORT TO DISCOURAGE THAT RISKY BEHAVIOR.))
SUPER=01-Jim Scott/(R) Fairfax;
OUT Q=risky behavior.
As the bill's been left now, only teens with more than one ticket would be
Two brings a suspension.
Three tickets brings a one year revocation.
Danville police arrested two men after finding 60-pounds of marijuana in
Miguel Pena of Cascade Virginia and Fernando Medina of Mexico are in jail
--each being held on 25-thousand dollars bail.
Officers seized the drugs Wednesday.
They estimate the street value of the pot at 90-thousand dollars.
Bedford County parents are being told to "ante up" or face possible legal
action if they don't pay their child's school materials fee.
The school board approved the 25-dollar fee last year to help cover a
revenue shortfall in the budget.
The money helps purchase supplies like paper, chalk and glue.
Superintendent John Kent said that as of December, 80 percent of the
families had paid the fee.
Most of the delinquencies are in the county's poor, rural areas.
Some schools have sent as many as five notices home with children, reminding
the parents to pay the fee.
Floyd County administrator Roy Crawford is off to Charlotte, North Carolina.
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./File Tape;
That's where his wife has found a new job.
Crawford has been running Floyd County for two years.
He's spent more than 25 years in local government. He says he'll probably
look for a job this time in business or industry.
A local rehab program for work related injuries is garnering national
The patient's progress with physical therapy is documented and sent to a
national database called the (EYE-zern-hay-gen) Isernhagen program.
The information is then compared with others across the country and
recommendations are made regarding treatment and when the patient can return to
Physical therapy patients at Rehab Services of Roanoke are taking part in
IN Q=For instance
((TINA CADDEN/PHYSICAL THERAPIST:FOR INSTANCE SOMEONE WHO HAD A LUMBAR
DISCECTOMY WHICH IS A LOW BACK SURGERY CAN BE COMPARED TO THE SAME PERSON WITH
A SIMILAR HISTORY IN CALIFORNIA...WERE THE TREATMENTS DIFFERENT? DID THEY GET
BETTER FASTER IN ONE PLACE THAN THE OTHER AND THAT MIGHT CHANGE HOW WE APPROACH
SUPER=01-Tina Cadden/Physical Therapist;
OUT Q=our care.
The data is confidential for each patient.
The legacy of black railroad workers is a new theme at the Virginia Museum
So they're putting together an oral history project--based on the memories
and experiences of black workers with Norfolk and Western.
SOT 03-25.56 - 03.26.14
IN Q=I really believe
((KAY HOUCK/VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM EXEC. DIR.: I REALLY BELIEVE THE
AFRICAN-AMERICAN WAS THE BACKBONE FOR THE SOUTHERN RAILROAD SYSTEM. WHO LAID
THE TRACKS IN CALIFORNIA IS WIDELY KNOWN AS THE ORIENTALS AND CERTAINLY UP
NORTH WE CARE ABOUT THE IRISH THAT PLAYED A BIG ROLE. BUT, IN THE SOUTH
AFRICAN-AMERICANS LAID THE TRACKS.))
SUPER=01-Kay Houck/Va. Museum of Transportation;
OUT Q=laid the tracks.
Roanoke Councilman Carroll Swain approached museum officials with the idea
for the project after seeing a Norfolk and Western exhibit at the museum.
Swain said it didn't adequately represent black workers.
The project is expected to be completed in early March and officials hope to
follow it with a television documentary.
TAPE#net (edit of S8-3)
North Carolina won the showdown between the top two ranked teams beating
Duke last night 97 to 73.
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/JP-RAYCOM Sports; :
Chris Carter hits the turn around jumper in the first half to tie the game
But the Blue Devils go on a four to nothing run moments later.
North Carolina works for the easy shot Ed Cota passes to Antawn Jamison who
scores two of his 35 points as Carolina took the lead.
The Blue Devils trailed 50 to 34 at SUPER=33-UNC#2/97/Duke#1/73/;the half
here going to Trajon Langdon for the three But North Carolina goes on to win it
97 to 73.
TAPE#net (edit of BB98-1)
The Roanoke College Maroons hosted the Eagles of Bridgewater.
SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs Eagles;
The Eagles got off to a rough start. Justin Bourne loses the ball and
Roanoke's Dewayne Bullock passes to Kyle Murphy for the layup and the lead.
Bridgewater's Jason Jones gets the score.
But Roanoke answered Nathan Hungate SUPER=33-Roanoke/73/Bridgewater/70/;
passes to Bullock who shoots from the outside scoring the basket and the
(-------------)Maroons go on to win the game 73 to 70.