Up next on News 7 at 11...
U.S. officials say a military strike against Iraq is not far away, if
Saddam doesn't change his attitude.
Rusty Wallace comes out on top in today's Bud Shootout.
And in Roanoke, the Boy Scouts celebrate 88 years of service.
News 7 at 11 is next.
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A military strike against Iraq is not far off, if Saddam Hussein does not
allow U.N. weapons inspections.
U.S. officials made it clear today the Iraqis are running out of time.
Maureen Maher has the latest.
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SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State; :19
SUPER=01-Norman Schwarzkopf/Retired US General; :50
SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/CBS News;
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((After last week's trip to the Middle East, Secretary of State Madeleine
Albright delivered a firm and resounding commitment to force Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein to comply with U-N weapons inspections. Speaking on the CBS
program FACE THE NATION, Albright said a swift and definitive attack may not
be far off
(SOT/ Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State/ "Face The Nation") "It's not a
matter of days or months, so it is in the weeks category."
(Albright - ) "We are prepared to use force. The purpose of which will be to
substantially diminish his ability to reconstitute his weapons of mass
destruction and their delivery systems and to threaten his neighbors."
But the man who lead US troops into Saddam's backyard during the Golf War in
1991 says as long as there is dissension among the Security Council, namely
Russia and France, Saddam still has some time...
(SOT/Norman Schwarzkopf/Retired US General/ NBC -"Meet The Press") "He wants
the sanctions lifted, and if the coalition fractures the he has a good chance
of having the sanctions lifted."
Americans appear to remain divided, as well. This weekend, as troops on board
the USS Independence in the Gulf continued with drills, (NAT SOT OF RALLY??)
demonstrators in Oklahoma City held a rally in hopes of a peaceful solution.
All sides say they are pursuing a diplomatic resolution, but the campaign for
support of any U-S lead attack continues - President Clinton and British Prime
Minister Tony Blair used the President's weekly radio address to reaffirm
their alliance...and Defense Secretary William Cohen has arrived in the Middle
East looking for more allies...
STAND UP close: Secretary Cohen will still seek support from Saudi Arabia,
once considered a key military location, But in an unexpected move, the U-S
has announced it no longer needs use of the Saudi's air base to carry out
any mission against Iraq.... MM CBS News Washington))
VMI officials are considering hazing charges in connection with beatings at
the school last fall.
Three seniors were suspended for beating six freshmen at the Virginia
Military Institute with a coat hanger and belt.
The beatings were part of initiation rituals.
Now the family of one of the victims wants the incident treated as a
Officials at the school are now deciding whether they should have contacted
police and reported the cases as hazings.
The 4-th U-S Circuit Court of Appeals will reconsider Christy Brzonkala's
lawsuit against Virginia Tech.
In December, a three- judge panel reinstated her lawsuit against Virginia
Tech and two football players.
Now the appeals court will reconsider whether Brzonkala should be allowed to
sue under the Violence Against Women Act which makes gender motivated crimes a
civil rights issue.
Brzonkala says Tony Morrison and James Crawford raped her in 19-94 and that
Tech protected the players because they were members of the football team.
Government prosecutors are expected to rest their case this week in the
trial of Roanoke's alleged crime family.
As Keith Humphrey reports, the Abeds are eager to take the stand.
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OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7, Roanoke.
((This is what the Abeds have been waiting for, they say: a chance to tell
their side of the story... to respond to the terrible tales their accusers have
been telling the jury.
IN Q=He just went a
((HE JUST WENT A LITTLE BIT TOO FAST, TOO FAR AND TOO BIG.))
OUT Q=too big.
That was a different context, but Abbott is eager to testify in federal
Once the government rests its case- -on Monday or Tuesday- -Abbott and his
lawyer will have to decide whether to risk a rigorous cross examination.
Mixer's fire: 94-16
The prosecution will wrap up its case with more on the financial status of
Mixer's Restaurant at the time of the fire.
((I LOST MY PLACE. IT WAS A FINANCIAL DISASTER.))
Co-owner Ahmad Thiab is charged with insurance fraud.
He has lived in this country for 12 years. He made arrangements to return
when he learned he'd been indicted 11 months ago.
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((I'M HERE TO PROVE MY INNOCENCE. I'M INNOCENT OF THIS. I HAVE NO CONNECTION
WITH THE FIRE. I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE FIRE.))
OUT Q=important to me.
Doctor Thiab may or may NOT actually get to tell his story directly to the
Though he told us almost a year ago that he returned to the United States,
ready to answer any question that would prove his innocence- -under American
law, he's not required to prove anything. The government has the burden of
proving Thiab is guilty.
Thiab's lawyer won't say whether he intends to put the Iraqi native on the
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When the newscast continues we'll take a look at an American institution
celebrating its birthday today--
The Boy Scouts of America.
The group is celebrating more than 80 years in existence.
We'll have more on that story coming up when the news continues.
General Electric employees speak out after another round of lay-offs in
And, it looks like the Psychic Friends network needs a shoulder to lean on.
Scott Goldberg has those stories in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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((Some of the workers laid off from General Electric are speaking out.
They said they would still have jobs if G-E didn't send so much work to
countries with cheap labor.
G-E responded: the company only outsources when it can not "perform work in
Salem on a cost-competitive basis."
Norfolk Southern said its business suffered only minor scrapes and bruises in
the wake of this week's train derailment.
Of the hundreds of trains that roll into Roanoke every day, the company said
only five or six pass over this route in Glasgow.
Not a very good prognosis for Columbia H-C-A.
The health-care giant that owns five hospitals in our area expects to lose
more than one-and-a-quarter billion dollars this year.
The company cites record costs -- including money spent to defend itself
against charges of defrauding Medicare.
The man holding the baseball is Michael Lasky.
He's the founder of the Psychic Friends Network.
He paid 500-thousand dollars for that ball.
This week, the Psychic Friends Network filed for bankruptcy.
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Industry watchers said Lasky should have seen it coming.
Dow Jones Pre Pro
For the second week in a row, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more
than 200-points, finishing at 81-89.
The Nasdaq picked up 75.
That does it for this week's Business Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
An institution that has helped boys grow into men celebrated its anniversary
today throughout the Blue Ridge.
Boy Scouts of America is now 88- years old.
Though some changes have been made over the years, it's stood the test of
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((DON SIPHER/TROOP 236 SCOUTMASTER; IT'S A PROGRAM THAT HAS BEEN ADJUSTABLE.
IT'S GOT THE RIGHT FORMULA. IT MEETS THE NEEDS THAT WERE THERE 80- SOME YEARS
AGO AND IT'S GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF TODAY'S BOYS.))
SUPER=01-Don Sipher/Troop 236 Scoutmaster;
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There are various programs to keep the young men busy and to help them
prepare for a future.
IN Q=WE GET TO
((BRIAN BURT/TROOP 236 CUB SCOUT; WE GET TO DO FUN ACTIVITIES. WE HIKE AND PLAY
WITH OUR OTHER SCOUT MEMBERS.))
((MICHAEL BURT/TROOP 236 BOY SCOUT; YOU LEARN ABOUT TEAM WORK AND HOW TWO
PEOPLE CAN EGT THE JOB DONE TOGETHER. IT'S NOT A ONE-MAN TEAM.))
((STEVE BURT/TROOP 236 DEN LEADER; WELL IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO
PARTICIPATE IN THEIR LIVES. IT'S A VERY COMPLEX WORLD THAT THEY LIVE IN AND
THEY NEED ALL THE SUPPORT THEY CAN GET. IT'S FAMILY ORIENTED.))
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SUPER=01-Michael Burt/Troop 236 Boy Scout; :09
SUPER=01-Steve Burt/Troop 236 Den Leader;
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Locally, troops kicked off a week- long celebration of the organization's
anniversary by participating in Scout Sunday Services.
Valentine's Day will soon be here and many people will be scrambling for
Of course there's always flowers, candy and cards-
But David Johnson found some new ways to surprise your sweetheart.
IN Q=Roses and Valentine's
SUPER=01-Elaine Vaughn/"Love Baskets" Owner; :16
SUPER=01-Andy Reaser/Mill Mountain Coffee And Tea; :48
OUT Q=DJO, News7.
((Roses and Valentines cards are common place this time of year, but there
are gifts that can set loved ones apart from the rest.
Gift certificates for a theraputic massage or for a manicure or peticure--
even a basket filled with one's favorite things.
IN Q=WELL THE NICE
((ELAINE VAUGHN/"LOVE BASKETS" OWNER; WELL THE NICE THING ABOUT GIFT BASKETS IS
THAT YOU CAN PUT ALMOST ANYTHING YOU WANT TO IN THESE. FROM CHOCOLATES TO
FIRESIDE BASKETS TO A ROMANTIC FIRESIDE BASKET. SOMETHING WITH CHOCOLATES IN
THERE AND YOUR CHAMPAGNES AND YOUR DIFFERENT WINE BISCUITS AND THINGS. SO
THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO.))
OUT Q=YOU CAN DO.
Another idea is dining out or having the ingredients for a gourmet meal for
two put into a basket.
Those who enjoy a hot cup of java after the meal-- or anytime-- can sample a
blend by local merchants.
IN Q=COUPLES COME
((ANDY REASER/MILL MOUNTAIN COFFEE AND TEA; COUPLES COME IN HERE ALL THE TIME
AND SOMETIMES THEY COME IN ON DATES. WE JUST THOUGHT WE'D GIVE THEM SOMETHING
SPECIAL TO HAVE ON THIS SPECIAL DAY.))
OUT Q=SPECIAL DAY.
IN Q=ONE THING
((ELAINE VAUGHN; ONE THING IS A GREAT COFFEE TO PUT IN THERE AND TO RELAX IN
YOUR JACUZZI WITH A CUP OF COFFEE OR A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE.))
OUT Q=OF CHAMPAGNE.
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; OF COURSE THERE ARE DOZENS OF OTHER IDEAS. BUT
PUTTING YOUR SIGNATURE ON A VALENTINE'S GIFT CAN BE AS INDIVIDUAL AS YOU ARE.
DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
Straight ahead on News 7--
floods spread across many parts of Southwest Virginia last week.
But, that was nothing compared to what Mother Nature brought our way
about 15 years ago.
We'll travel back in time when the news continues.
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Responses rolled in following our request for your thoughts of media
coverage of the Clinton Sex Scandal.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has more on News-7 Feedback.
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OUT Q=JM, News-7.
use shots of Clinton and Lewinsky from Saturday's national feeds
((Judging from the mail, many of our viewers would be happy to see the media
pay less attention to the controversy surrounding President Clinton over his
relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
"I think this young lady is less than truthful. She and the other persons
involved in this matter should be required to refund the public funds utilized
in Prosecutor Kenneth Starr's office. Perhaps this way, these matters would not
be announced in the future."
Another wrote: "I think the media and its coverage is a cancer feeding upon
itself. To date this is a case of 'he said/she said'. I don't want your
opinions, your suppositions or your interpretation. I want only the
facts--hard, cold, documented facts--not allegations, Until someone provides
documented proof, leave this story alone."
Here's how to share your views with us on the news of the day:
Our mailing address is News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 540-343-7269.
Email should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, if you prefer a moderated chat room, check out our web site at
Joe McKean, News-7.))
Last week's floods paled in comparison to others in the region through the
In this week's edition of Newsreel Dave Seidel takes a look back at the
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OUT Q=news 7
IN Q=Behind me
((BEHIND ME IS A FLOOD MARKER, PEOPLE IN CLINCHPORT ARE USED TO FLOODS. THIS
INDICATES THE HEIGHT OF THE RIVER. BUT IT DIDN'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE THURSDAY
BECAUSE EVEN THE FLOOD MARKER HAD DISAPPEARED. ))
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The W-D-B-J Archives are filled with film and videotape of flooding.
Fifteen years separated two of the worst floods to ever hit the area.
In 1969, the remnants of Hurricane Camille dropped as much as 30 inches of
rain in just six hours--
153-people lost their lives as they were swept away by walls of water and
Nelson County was hit hardest.
Whole families were washed away.
In November, 1985 Mother Nature struck again.
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16:02 flood of 85
IN Q=I heard something
((I HEARD SOMETHING RUNNING, I THOUGHT IT WAS THE COMMODE RUNNING OVER SO WENT
BACK TO THE BACK TO CHECK AND WHEN I LOOKED DOWN AT THE BACK DOOR THERE WAS
THIS BROWN MUDDY WATER COMING IN SO I THOUGHT I'D PEEK OUT OF THE WINDOW AND
WHEN I LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW THERE WAS WATER ALL THE WAY UP THE DOOR, YOU KNOW,
ABOUT 4 FOOT HIGH. I JUST STOOD THERE I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO AT FIRST.))
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02:43 flood of 85
The Roanoke River rose more than 15 feet in one day-- and crested at twice
the flood stage.
11:50 flood of 85
Lynchburg watched the James River rise to 18 feet above flood stage.
12:07 flood of 85
The storm killed 20 people in Virginia and caused more than 100 million
dollars in damage in Roanoke alone.
14:48 flood of 85
In West Virginia, 33 of the state's 55 counties were underwater.
Frightening reminders of what Mother Nature can do.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, NEWS-7.))
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Virginia Tech ran out of steam in the second half and Temple's Quincy Wadley
chipped in 21 as the Owls beat the Hokies 60 to 53.
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Bobby Hussey and his Hokies giving the Owls all they could handle in the
Temple fell behind early but Quincy Wadley's three pointer cut the Hokie
lead to three points.
Eddie Lucas spots up behind the line and nails this three pointer and the
Hokies would take an 11 to 5 lead.
Tech led by one at the half but the Owls rallied in the second half Lynard
Stewart taking it inside for the easy hoop to make it 42 to 41 Temple.
Russ Wheeler stepped up down the stretch here he takes it in and scores off
the glass but the Hokies still trailed by one.
The Owls survived back to back three SUPER=33-Temple/60/Tech/53/;by the
Hokies and Temple holds on to beat Tech by a score of 60 to 53.
Shammond Williams scored 32 including a couple of three pointers in the
second over time to lead North Carolina to the 107 to 100 win over Georgia
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Former Yellow Jacket star Mark Price in the stands watching the game.
And his team came through on this play Michael Maddox hits the three
pointer to send the game into the first overtime tied at 80 to 80.
Carolina took control early in the second overtime when Williams drives to
the hole and scores th basket to make it 94 to 92.
But the Yellow Jackets come right back Matt Harpring working hard inside
and getting the offensive and put back to make it a one point Tar Heel lead.
Williams put the nail in the coffin SUPER=33-UNC#2/107/Georgia
Tech/100/;with just over a minute left in the game when he hits the three
pointer and Carolina wins it 107 to 100 in double Overtime.
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In Raleigh, Duke regained its edge three days after losing to arch rival
Trajan Langdon pulls up behind the line and hits the three pointer and the
Blue Devils led by 7 early in the game.
State's C.C. Harrison gets the pass on the back door play to score 2 of his
game high 18 points.
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State/49/;Devils and Duke cruises to the easy 65 to 49 win over N.C. State.
Michael Jordan overcame a bout with the flu to lead the East to a 135 to 114
win over the West in the N-B-A all Star game.
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Jordan survived a rough weekend and he received a standing ovation when he
was announced as a starter for the East.
If this was his last all star game he went out in fine fashion Jordan led
the East by scoring a game high 23 points earning M-V-P honors.
But the young lion Kobe Bryant put on a show with some amazing hoops Bryant
led the West with 18 points.
Lets check out all of today's scores.
WIPE TO MOTION
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And up next, Rusty Wallace takes a trip to Victory Lane winning the Bud
Shootout in Daytona The Express wins in a shootout on the road.
And Scott Simpson has to work overtime to get his first win on the P-G-A tour
in five years.
Speedweeks at Daytona has been reserved for brothers only. Saturday Bobby
and Terry labonte captured the front row for the Daytona 500 and yesterday
Rusty and Kenny Wallace finished 1 and 2 in the Bud Shootout.
Mike Stevens has more on a wild day at the track.
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That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
Scott Simpson's first win on the P-G-A tour in five years didn't come easy.
Simpson need a playoff hole to win the Buick Invitational.
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Charger quarterback Stan Humphries carried Simpson's bag during the final
Simpson and Skip Kendall finished regulation tied at 12 under par but he
set up the winning birdie putt with this chip shot that ended up about 8 feet
from the hole.
He made this putt for birdie while Kendall missed his shot at birdie that
would have forced another playoff hole. Simpson shot 64 yesterday.
Gil Morgan won the Seniors L-G championship closing with a 4 under par 68.
Morgan finished at 210, 6 under par for a 2 shot win over Dale Douglass and
Billy King of Blue Hills shot 78 yesterday to finish at 226, 10 over par.
A wild finish at Daytona. Mike Stevens will have that later on mornin'.
The Roanoke Express rebounded on the road tonight beating Wheeling 5 to 4 in
Tim Christian had a hat trick for the Express tonight and Chris Lipsett had
a goal and an assist including the winner in the Shootout.
Roanoke returns to the Roundhouse Tuesday night against Peoria.
You could say they're lip-locked, maybe even tongue-tied-
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but couples across the country aren't having any trouble communicating a
desire to win this weekend.
They're participants in the World's Longest Kiss Competition- sponsored by
Smoochers in 15 parts of the country are trying to kiss their way to New
York- the site of next month's National Kiss- Off.
The Grand Prize is a trip to Paris.
After that, the couple's names will be entered into the Guiness Book of
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