Up next on News 7 at 11...
One person is airlifted to the hospital after a serious accident in Moneta.
Monica Lewinsky has a close encounter with the press on a California
And Olympic athletes get the competition a little sooner than scheduled.
Police are investigating a serious traffic accident tonight in Bedford
A car and a truck crashed along Route 6-55 around 9-30 tonight.
Rescuers called Lifeguard 10 to the scene and airlifted a man driving the
truck to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
A woman driving the car was taken to the same hospital by ambulance.
The condition of the injured is not known.
State police are investigating the accident.
If Monica Lewinsky thought she was getting away from the press by going to
California, she was mistaken.
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;
Lewinsky and her family had an extremely close encounter on the freeway last
night when they were rear-ended by an Associated Press Television crew.
No one was seriously hurt.
Meanwhile her attorney had stern words for Kenneth Starr and the leaks
apparently coming out of the investigation.
IN Q=It seems rather
((WILLIAM GINSBURG/LEWINSKY ATTORNEY; IT SEEMS RATHER SELF SERVING TO SAY I
WILL PERSONALLY INVESTIGATE MYSELF AND MY OFFICE. REALLY IS BETTER THAT MR.
STARR FOLLOW THE LAW AND ASK FOR AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION BY THE OFFICE OF
SUPER=01-William Ginnsburg/Lewinsky Attorney
OUT Q=Professional responsibility
Ginsburg also says he's ready to go to court to force Starr to honor a full
immunity agreement offered last week.
The Winter Olympics are in full swing, but it couldn't start soon enough for
They started their own international contest.
Jonathan Freed has that story.
IN Q=The Olympics
OUT Q=Jonathan Freed, CBSNews, Nagano
And now, what seems to be a new entry this yearthe not-quite-synchronized
Before the pomp of the opening ceremoniesthis private war broke outstarted, we
hear, by the Italians.
It was an international conflicting clear violation of the Olympic truce.
New Zealand joined in.
And the Netherlands.
Even the Jamaicansand you've got to give them credit for even knowing how to
make a snowball.
As for the Americans?
Well, they clearly couldn't get involved without a Presidential orderso, they
had time for other, more important things.
SOUND-UP/TARA LIPINSKI CHECKING HER HAIR IN CAMERA LENS (01:19:30): I'M O-K
When you think about it, this is what the Olympics are supposed to be aboutif
only all wars would be fought this way.
An early morning fire in Danville claimed the life of 73-year old William
Rescuers found his body in a burning home at 41 Milton Avenue just before
Police are not sure what sparked the blaze, and say no one else was injured.
Meanwhile, authorities are continuing their investigation.
Some Bent Mountain residents are trying to get things back to normal as the
area slowly sheds a winter coat of damaging ice that still has many in the
David Johnson has more.
IN Q=The storm which
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Glenn Reed/Reed Orchard; :08
SUPER=01-Ed Elswick/Bent Mtn. Resident; :34
SUPER=01-Terry McMahan/AEP; 1:01
OUT Q=the station energized.
The storm which literally iced over Bent Mountain has many people still
trying to recover from the deep freeze.
IN Q=well we got
((GLENN REED/REED ORCHARD; WELL WE GOT A LOT OF BROKEN LIMBS, SOME TREES DOWN.
YOU KNOW, IT MIGHT AFFECT NEXT YEAR'S CROP BY FIVE OR TEN PERCENT.))
OUT Q=ten percent.
Glenn Reed's apple orchard was just a few of the thousands of trees snapped
in pieces by the damaging freeze.
Reed is just one of many trying to determine how he'll recover.
IN Q=when we prune
((WHEN WE PRUNE THE ORCHARD THIS SPRING, IT WILL BE AN ADDED LABOR COST OF
CUTTING OUT ALL OF THE BROKEN BRANCHES.))
OUT Q=BROKEN BRANCHES.
IN Q=what i'm planning
((ED ELSWICK/BENT MOUNTAIN RESIDENT; WHAT I'M PLANNING ON DOING IS SOON AS IT
CLEARS UP WHERE I CAN GET A GOOD LOOK AT THEM IS THE TREES THAT HAVE ANY VALUE
TO THEM, I'LL GO AHEAD TAKE THEM DOWN AND SELL THEM.))
OUT Q=SELL THEM.
Trees were not the only things snapped in pieces.
Electrical towers wilted under the weight of the ice, and that's the reason
several residents remain without power.
The day began with about 16-hundred Bent Mountain residents still in the
Crews continue making repairs to reduce that number.
IN Q=we've gotten
((TERRY MCMAHAN/AEP; WE'VE GOTTEN ABOUT THREE OR FOUR HUNDRED OF THEM RESTORED.
WITH THIS TRANSFORMER, WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET A COUPLE A HUNDRED MORE AND THEN
BEYOND THAT, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT ON THE TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS TO GET
THE STATION ENERGIZED.))
OUT Q=STATION ENERGIZED.
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THOSE BROKEN TOWERS AND DOWNED POWER LINES ARE
CAUSING DISTRIBUTION PROBLEMS FOR SEVERAL A-E-P CUSTOMERS. IT MAY BE THE MIDDLE
OF NEXT WEEK OR EVEN LATER BEFORE POWER IS RESTORED TO EVERYONE. DAVID JOHNSON,
NEWS 7, BENT MOUNTAIN.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on the newscast--heavy rain and mudslides level homes in
The storms are being blamed on El Nino and damages so far are reaching in
the millions of dollars.
We'll have the complete story when the news continues.
One of the founding members of the Beach Boys is dead.
Lead guitarist Carl Wilson died last night from complications of lung cancer.
He died with his family by his side.
His publicist called him a fighter... saying he participated in the entire
summer tour last year.
Storms continue to batter California, sending more flooding, and more mud to
Liz Mullen has more.
IN Q=The San Francisco
SUPER=03-San Bruno, CA; :00
SUPER=01-Betty Clark/Storm Victim; :48
SUPER=19-Liz Mullen/Reporting; 1:01
OUT Q=CBS News
((THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA IS NO STRANGER TO MUD AND WATER.. BUT THIS.. IS
PRETTY BAD. A HOME IN SAN BRUNO.. COMPLETELY DESTROYED.. AS EL NINO PICKS ITS
WAY ACROSS THE CALIFORNIA COASTLINE. IN RIO NIDO.. NEAR THE RUSSIAN RIVER..
MANY HOMES HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY DEMOLISHED.
EVEN AS THE HEAVY RAIN CONTINUES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, BULLDOZERS TRY TO GET
A HEAD START ON THE MASSIVE CLEAN-UP THAT IS SURE TO PLAGUE THE AREA IN THE
COMING WEEKS. DAMAGE ESTIMATES RANGE FROM 14 TO 20 MILLION DOLLARS.. FOR THE
SAN FRANCISCO AREA ALONE.
SOT: VENTURA COUNTY STORM VICTIM
IN THE SOUTHLAND.. VENTURA COUNTY IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A BREAK IN THE
RAINSTORMS.. AND TRYING TO GET A HANDLE ON THE CLEAN-UP. BUT RESIDENTS HAVE
THEIR WORK CUT OUT FOR THEM.. FORECASTORS SAY ANOTHER STORM FRONT IS MAKING
ITS WAY TO CALIFORNIA.
SOT: BETTY CLARK
"My insurance company says no, they don't cover me.BUTT TO//It's because the
water was coming up from the earth.. and not down from the heavens."
THE HEAVENS HAVE BEEN UNFORGIVING THIS WINTER.. A PHENOMENON CALLED 'EL NINO'
IS TO BLAME.
LM, CBSN ))
Clifton Forge will soon be without what many residents consider to be an
historic landmark--the CSX Concourse. (----------------)
City officials met with CSX representatives last October and persuaded
the company to leave the structure in the town's care if enough money was
raised to renovate it.
But, funds were low and CSX is now following through with plans to demolish
SOT 13.59.28 - 13.59.41
IN Q=It's been a
((MARGARET WHITTINGTON/C&O HISTORICAL SOCIETY: IT'S BEEN A LANDMARK HERE IN
CLIFTON FORGE FOR MANY YEARS AND WE'RE VERY SORRY TO SEE IT GO BUT WE
UNDERSTAND THAT CSX MADE A STRONG, STRONG, BUSINESS DECISION TO REMOVE IT.))
SUPER=01-Margaret Whittington/C&O Historical Society;
OUT Q=to remove it.
Demolition crews are now removing asbestos from the roof and will tear the
structure down over the next few weeks.
The concourse is one of only two such structures still standing in Virginia.
Don't miss out on your favorite Olympic sporting events--check out the
schedule ahead of time on the web.
And, how will your tax dollars be spent in 1999?
This week's WebWatch has some answers.
IN Q=The Winter Olympic
SUPER=03-Nagano, Japan; :05
SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 26, 1997; :51
The Winter Olympic games are as complicated as they are colorful, as you try
to keep track of schedules, events and athletes competing half a world away.
But, the official Olympic website can help you keep track of the action in
A headline ticker and slide show gives you details of the day with a glance.
The site boasts 30 thousand pages of information. There are news headlines,
a schedule of events... and the site will also keep a running medal count.
There's also a place for the kids to play, featuring an interactive olympic
ice hockey game.
For a little Olympic background information, World Book Encyclopedia set up
a special site, explaining the history behind the symbols and events of the
ancient and modern olympic games.
The internet gambling industry is fighting for survival in the United
Congressman Bob Goodlatte is one of the sponsors of a bill that would
outlaw internet gambling in the U.S. That bill is currently before a house
Industry executive say they'd be willing to pay U.S. taxes, to avoid being
Speaking of taxes, where are YOURS going to go in 1999? Find out here...
the Office of Management and Budget website has the full text of President
Clinton's budget for next year.
You can download large portions of the documents, or search for specific
There's also a section explaining the budget process, how the money is
spent, and where it comes from.
The links to these sites are on the WebWatch page on the WDBJ Website, at
When the news continues--we'll show you highlights from a new year's party.
It may seem a little late for Americans.
But, today Chinese were celebrating the beginning of the year of the
We'll have more of the night's festivities when the news continues.
She's Danville's first female firefighter.
And that's not all she does.
Shelby Irving is this week's Virginia Profile.
She's been a firefighter for 10-years now and joined the ranks after
following through on a challenge from a friend.
IN Q=Actually a friend
((SHELBY IRVING/FIREFIGHTER: ACTUALLY A FRIEND PRETTY MUCH CHALLENGED ME. AND
SHE SAID I DON'T THINK YOU CAN DO IT. AND I SAID I CAN DO IT IF I WANT TO.))
OUT Q=if I want to.
IN Q=She's one of the
((RAY EARP/ENGINEER: SHE'S ONE OF THE FAMILY. SHE'S LIKE A SISTER TO US.))
OUT Q=sister to us.
Shelby Irving also coaches college basketball and is active with her
How does this gung-ho woman juggle it all?
Find out in this week's Virginia Profile.. tomorrow on News 7 Sunday
In Roanoke's first "Thousand Man March" in 1996, about 500- African-American
Today that number dropped to eight.
Local organizers say weather may have been a factor for the low turnout.
Though few attended, the goal remained the same, to rid society of some
IN Q=THE IDEA I
((HAROLD CANNADAY/1000- MAN MARCH ORGANIZER: THE IDEA I OBTAINED FROM THE
MILLION MAN MARCH WOULD BE ABLE TO CREATE SOME UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY BY JUST
SIMPLY GETTING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND TO SET POSITIVE IMAGES TO SAY THAT NOT ALL
AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES ARE VICTIMS OF CRIME OR DRUG USAGE BECAUSE A LOT OF THEM
WORK EACH AND EVERY DAY ON THEIR JOBS AND ARE GOOD PROVIDERS FOR THEIR
SUPER=01-Harold Cannaday/March Organizer;
OUT Q=THEIR FAMILIES.
Participants focus on the contributions of black pioneers from more than
Cannaday, a Roanoke City Schools employee, says he has seen several positive
changes in students since the march began.
The local event started after the "Million Man March", which was held in
Washington D.C. in 1995, where black men gathered to re-dedicate themselves to
Happy New Year is the appropriate greeting today if you go by a Chinese
Members of the Roanoke Sister-City Li-Jiang (LEE-JAING), China delegation
hosted an annual benefit tonight in honor of the holiday.
IN Q=THIS IS THE
((PEARL FU; THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE TIGER FOR THE CHINESE. EVERY YEAR WE DO A
BIG WONDERFUL CELEBRATION TO RAISE SOME FUNDS FOR THE SISTER-CITY, LI-JIANG,
SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/New Year's Party Coordinator;
OUT Q=Li-Jiang, China.
Authentic rituals, music, and dances were performed and an auction was held
to raise money for a trip to Li-Jiang (LEE-JAING), China.
One of the items sold was a chinese painting.
IN Q=MY WIFE AND I
((ED EWING; MY WIFE AND I DECIDED TO CONTRIBUTE IT TO LI-JIANG, ROANOKE'S
SISTER CITY UNIT, TO HELP THEIR AUCTION AND THAT'S HOW IT GOT TO BE HERE.))
((VOICE OF PEARL FU; reads it in chinese...WHICH MEANS IT WAS PAINTED IN 1970
AND IT WAS FOR THE PREMIER PRODUCTION AT CHANNEL SEVEN AND BY DOCTOR ET CHUN
SUPER=07-Ed Ewing; :09
OUT Q=ET CHUN XIU.
The trip to the East will take place in May and will be the first for a
Roanoke delegation of the Sister-Cities program.
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Another big night over at the Roundhosue as the Express hosted Toledo.
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The history making weekend continued last night as the first inductees of
the Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame took center ice.
Roanoke gets it going first. Dave Stewart with the wrist shot that goes
through everyone and into the net for a quick one to nothing Express lead.
Then 20 seconds later the Storm comes right back Dennis Holland somehow
gets the puck into the net on the slim angle to tie the game at 1 to 1.
Toledo took a 2 to 1 lead then Jeff SUPER=38-Roanoke/3/Toledo/5/;Loder
digs down deep and works it along the boards for the wrap around goal to make
it 2 to 2 but Toledo goes on to win it 5 to 3.
For the first time in NASCAR History two brothers will hold down the front
row for the Daytona 500.
Mike Stevens has more on qualifying plus some night moves at the track.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; 00
SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/Daytona 500 Pole Winner; :20
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/Outside Pole Winner; :40
SUPER=04-6:45 PM; :59
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/29 Wins At Daytona; 1:21
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
Mike will check in at six and that's a wrap from the News 7 Sports
And coming up, Clemson and Maryland win games in the A-C-C this afternoon.
While over at the Bast Center in Salem Roanoke College wins a big ODAC game.
Roanoke's Alex Phillips scored 17 and Nathan Hungate had a double double as
the Maroons knocked off Hampden-Sydney.
SUPER=03-Salem/Tigers vs. Maroons; :00
Page Moir's 9 and 9 Maroons might not have Sydney's 17 and 3 overall record
but they would play hard.
In the first half; Roanoke senior Nathan Hungate gets the ball inside to
Alex Phillips who nails the turn around jumper from just outside the paint.
Then; the former Northside star takes matters into his own hands stealing
former Salem standout Kevin Garst's pass. He goes coast to coast for the lay
up. 16-13 Maroons lead.
SUPER=34-Roanoke/79/Hampden-Sydney/62/; Tony's Tigers would make a run of
their own. Kristian Hargadon steps up and snaps the nylon with the three
Then; Chris Fox finds T.J. Grimes who sinks the rainbow J; and Roanoke wins
the ODAC clash 79 to 62.
In the A-C-C yesterday afternoon, Wake Forest was on the Road at Clemson
taking on the Tigers.
SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/JP-RAYCOM; :
Rick Barnes and his team needing a win to keep pace in the conference.
It was all Wake early in the first half Tony Rutland pulls up and hits the
three pointer from the corner Wake led by 3.
The Tigers go to Harold Jamison who scores the easy basket inside and
Clemson took its first lead of the half.
This time Clemson gets out on the SUPER=33-Clemson/71/Wake Forest/46/;run
Terrell McIntyre passes to Greg Buckner for the Jam and Clemson goes on to win
it 71 to 46.
The Labonte brothers have front spots in the Daytona 500. Mike Stevens
will have that in our next sports report.
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/SUNSHINE; :
In Tallahassee, Steve Robinson's Seminoles hosting Maryland.
The Terps rallied in the second half Loran Profitt on the alley oop jam as
Maryland beats Florida state by six.
Now here's the rest of the scores.
WIPE TO MOTION
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SUPER=0098-j/Winthrop/65//Liberty/64////Bridgewater/55/j/Emory & Henry/64///;
SUPER=0098-j/Rand.-Macon/66//Lynchburg/53///j/Va. State/82//Va Union/63///;
SUPER=0098-j/UCLA#6/84//Oregon St./75///j/Purdue#10/107//Ohio St./75///;
SUPER=0098-j/Ferrum/79//Methodist/73///j/E. Mennonite/87//Washington &
OUT Q=.......last score.
The Lady Flames are defending their Big South Conference Championship in
And two of the reasons for Liberty's success are identical.
Denise Allen explains.
IN Q=The Wilkerson twins are double
SUPER=01-Sharon Wilkerson/Liberty Guard; :10
SUPER=01-Sarah Wilkerson/Liberty Guard; :21
SUPER=01-Rick Reeves/Liberty Head Coach; :40
OUT Q=News 7 Sports
(( The Wilkerson twins are double trouble--for the other team.
It's always been that way.
IN Q=WE PLAYED SO
((SHARON WILKERSON/LIBERTY GUARD: WE PLAYED SO WELL TOGETHER THROUGH HIGH
SCHOOL WE HONESTLY THOUGHT THAT COLLEGES WOULD ALWAYS REQUIRE US TO BE TOGETHER
THERE WERE SOME JUST LOOKING FOR A SHOOTING GUARD AND THERE WERE SOME JUST
LOOKING FOR A POINT GUARD.))
OUT Q=A POINT GUARD
IN Q=IF ONE COLLEGE
((SARAH WILKERSON/LIBERTY GUARD: IF ONE COLLEGE WAS RECRUITING HER AND WASN'T
RECRUITING ME WE JUST SAID NO WE'RE A PACKAGE DEAL. YOU GET ONE YOU GET BOTH
OUT Q=BOTH OF US.
Liberty Coach Rick Reeves has known for years the Wilkerson twins would
ignite the Lady Flames.
They've been attending his basketball camp since the seventh grade.
IN Q=WHEN THEY WERE
((COACH RICK REEVES/LIBERTY FLAMES HEAD COACH: WHEN THEY WERE IN THE NINTH
GRADE I TOLD THEM, "YOU TWO GIRLS ARE GOING TO BE VERY TALENTED PLAYERS AND I'D
LIKE FOR YOU TO PLAY FOR ME SOME DAY." AND THEY LAUGHED THEY THOUGHT THEY'D
NEVER BE GOOD ENOUGH.))
OUT Q=BE GOOD ENOUGH
But coach says their work ethic and desire to play the game has made them a
force to be reckoned.
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: THE WILKERSON TWINS BRING NEW MEANING TO THE
PHRASE MIND-GAMES. THEY COMMUNICATE BY EYE CONTACT OR JUST THINKING OF THEIR
IN Q=I CAN KNOW
((SHARON WILKERSON: I CAN KNOW WHAT'S THINKING. I CAN KNOW WHEN SHE'S GOING
TO DRIVE. I KNOW WHERE TO GO AND IT'S JUST SO OBVIOUS WE PLAY SO WELL
OUT Q=SO WELL TOGETHER
IN Q=THEY'RE JUST
((COACH REEVES: THEY'RE JUST LIKE A GREAT BOXER WITH A GREAT RIGHTHAND AND
THEN A GREAT LEFT HAND. YOU CAN'T WATCH OUT FOR JUST ONE THEY PLAY GREAT
TOGETHER BUT THEY ALSO PLAY WELL WITH THEIR TEAMMATES AND THEY BRING OUT THE
BEST IN THE OTHER PLAYERS.))
OUT Q=THE OTHER PLAYERS
And the chemistry is definitely working as the Lady Flames are having one of
their best seasons ever.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))
Looking for a gift that's MIR-ly out of this world? The QVC shopping network
may just be the place to shop.
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Two Russian cosmonauts were linked to a live hookup from outer space aboard
MIR and were selling some of their space equipment.
Commander Anatoly Solovyov and engineer Pavel Vinogradov were selling a
space pen for 32 dollars, and a 22-pound space suit for 25-thousand dollars.
Others items for sell included authentic meteor rocks and tiny Mars rocks
for 90 to 25-hundred dollars a piece.
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