The City of Roanoke has a new chief of police.
Today officials introduced Joe Gaskins, who currently serves as assistant
chief of police in Newport News.
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Joe Dashiell is at the municipal building, where the announcement was made
just a short time ago.
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(Rollcue:the most qualified applicant for the job)
IN Q=i've wanted to be a police officer
SUPER=01-Joe Gaskins/New Roanoke Police Chief
OUT Q=understand that we're not a mystery
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In the face of mounting opposition from General Assembly Democrats,
Governor Jim Gilmore is taking his plan to cut the car tax back on the campaign
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Scott Goldberg is back from a rally with the Governor at the Roanoke Regional
Scott, what did the Governor have to say?
LIVE= Scott full/Newsroom
Melanie, this morning the Governor spent as much time attacking an
opponent's tax plan as he did promoting his own.
He called Democratic Senator Madison Marye's plan to get rid of the sales tax
on food a "sloppy" plan ...
and said anyone who supports it is going against the will of the people.
IN Q=LET It
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: LET IT BE KNOWN FROM THIS DAY FORWARD IN THE G.A. WHO PUT
FAKE ATTACKS OUT ON MY PLAN TO ELIM THE CAR TAX, THIS IS AN ATTACK AGAINST THE
WILL OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE.))
OUT Q=this state.
Scott's mic hot
The Governor's supporters were as vocal as ever.
But also on hand were a number of protestors who said Governor Gilmore's
campaign across the state today is an act of desperation.
They said the Governor's plan will cost much more than he estimated, and that
money will be taken away from schools.
IN Q=I DON'T KNOW
((JOAN WASHBURN/PROTESTOR: I DON'T KNOW THAT PEOPLE WANT TO SACRIFICE THEIR
CHILD'S EDUCATION FOR A CAR TAX IF THEY'RE PAYING 200 DOLLARS OR 300 DOLLARS
... IT SEEMS LUDICROUS TO US.))
OUT Q=to us
Gilmore said the bottom line is people have already spoken on the issue --
they want to get rid of the car tax.
But this fall, when the Governor swung through Roanoke on his campaign,
hardly any protestors came to his rallies.
There were plenty of them today, angry that Governor Gilmore's plan will take
education dollars away from Roanoke --
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Dollars that had been promised to the city during Governor George Allen's
last days in office.
Police arrested a 26- year- old Richmond man after he allegedly called in a
The federal court building that houses the U-S district court for Richmond
and the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals was evacuated yesterday afternoon.
The building was searched and NO bomb was found.
Police say the person who called in the threat told F-B-I agents to meet him
with a payoff-- so they did, with handcuffs.
A former V-M-I cadet wants to file assault charges against three
upperclassmen who beat him last fall.
George Wade, Junior and his parents discussed those plans with Rockbridge
County prosecutor Gordon Saunders yesterday.
Saunders said today that he has asked the State Police to look into Wade's
Wade left the V-M-I ratline this year after he was hit with a belt and a
coat hanger by three VMI upperclassmen.
His family has said the treatment amounted to hazing.
V-M-I spokesman Mike Strickler says the school will cooperate fully with
The three seniors were suspended.iraq
Iraq reportedly has developed a new missile.
An Arab newspaper today quotes a top Iraqi official as saying the new weapon
has a range of 90 miles.
At that range the missile could strike much of Kuwait, but wouldn't
The announcement comes as Secretary of Defense William Cohen heads home
after talks in Russia.
Moscow has strongly urged the Clinton administration to avoid military
action against its longtime ally.
But President Clinton today made it clear that Russia's opposition to an
attack will not keep the U-S from acting.
((PRESIDENT CLINTON:THIS IS NOT A COMPLICATED THING...ON THEIR NEIGHBORS. ))
OUT Q=on their neighbors.
Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, General Henry Shelton, told reporters today
Iraq has rebuilt its air defenses since the 19-91 Gulf War and will pose a
serious threat to U.S. and British
pilots in the event of an attack.
After a three year absence, America has a new family doctor.
Dr. David Satcher was sworn in today as the nation's Surgeon General.
Satcher rose from childhood poverty in Alabama to head the Centers for
He says he is committed to curbing the spread of teen smoking.
(( DAVID SATCHER/U.S.SURGEON GENERAL:OUR PROMISE TO OUR CHILDREN...OUT OF THEIR
SUPER=01-Dr. David Satcher/U.S. Surgeon General;
OUT Q= out of their future.
Satcher is also expected be a leading voice in the administration's effort to
pass comprehensive tobacco legislation this year.
There's still no word yet when Monica Lewinsky will appear before a grand
jury, but she's back in Washington today after visiting her father in
Lewinsky was described as eager to be near her mother who was questioned
this week by the grand jury about Lewinsky's alleged affair with the President.
Marcia Lewis didn't show up yesterday for a third day of questioning because
she was too upset.
((WILLIAM GINSBURG:I HAVE ONLY ONE STATEMENT, I WONDER IF THEY HAVE TORTURED
MISS. LEWIS AND MS. LEWINSKY QUITE ENOUGH YET, WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
SUPER=01-William Ginsburg/Lewinsky's Lawyer;
OUT Q=happens next week.
Meantime, C-B-S News has learned the White House will fight independent
counsel Kenneth Starr's request that active secret service members be called to
In Nagano, U-S Olympians have medaled in the luge competition for the first
They picked up the silver and the bronze in the men's doubles.
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In the opening game of the newly structured Olympic Hockey tournament, which
includes pro players from the N-H-L, Sweden beat team U-S-A 4 to 2.
After days of delays the men's downhill competition finally got underway.
France takes home the gold.
But many of the competitors didn't even make it down the slope, falling
victim to a treacherous turn.
And In men's figure skating American Todd Eldredge is in third place after
yesterday's short program.
Thirty years ago to the day she won a gold medal, Olympic figure skater
Peggy Fleming is recovering from breast cancer surgery.
She was diagnosed two weeks ago and underwent surgery Tuesday.
Doctors say her chances for a full recovery are excellent.
The wheels are rolling on a new research project that teams Virginia Tech
This summer-- the two will study ways to improve night visibility for
drivers using vehicles fitted with ultraviolet headlights.
Controlled research will be conducted on a mile long section of the Smart
Additional testing will also be conducted on actual roadways in different
parts of the state.
A two point six million dollar federal grant made it all possible.
IN Q=This project
((DAVID GEHR/VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER: THIS PROJECT HAS THE
TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL NOT ONLY FOR VIRGINIA BUT FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTRY IN TERMS
OF THE SAFETY IMPLICATIONS OF REDUCING NIGHT TIME ACCIDENTS AND REDUCING THE
NUMBER OF FATALITIES AND INJURIES ALONG OUR HIGHWAY SYSTEMS. ))
SUPER=01-David Gehr/Virginia Trans. Commissioner; :00
OUT Q=highway systems.
Preliminary research indicates the use of ultraviolet headlights does help
drivers see farther at night and also increases the visibility of pedestrians.
You may soon be able to drive faster on some Virginia highways.
The House Transportation Committee yesterday sent a bill to the House floor
that would raise the maximum speed to 70 miles per hour on major roads like
Supporters say many motorists already drive that fast.
But insurance lobbyists opposed the
They said raising the limit will increase traffic deaths.
Law makers are putting off making some decisions.
They've tabled the state song issue.
Legislators are instead appointing a commission to take a look at potential
A bill that would allow you to take telemarketers to court if they kept
calling your house has been carried over to next year.
Decisions on a state reptile and a state soil have been put off this year.
The turtle bill had a setback when it was learned that the box turtle was
also known as the "Carolina" box turtle.
The Goshen Fire Department is looking for a few good volunteers.
The department blames current problems on aging firefighters and demanding
job schedules making it harder for people to serve as volunteers.
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IN Q=The problem is
((MIKE JOLLY/CHIEF GOSHEN VOL. FIRE DEPT.: THE PROBLEM IS WE'VE GOT 18 PEOPLE
ON OUR ROSTER BUT WE'VE ONLY GOT FIVE THAT ARE REALLY QUALIFIED AND IN DAYLIGHT
HOURS WE GOT ONLY THREE FIREFIGHTERS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO FIGHT FIRES.))
SUPER=01-Mike Jolly/Goshen Vol. Fire Dept. Chief ;
OUT Q=to fight fires.
The turnout following a call for help at a recent meeting has been steady
and training classes for a few new volunteers have already gotten underway.
You may be in for a surprise the next time you ride the bus in Lynchburg.
Nine city buses now talk, with the help of a semi- automatic voice
At the touch of a button, a driver can announce key stops on the route for
passengers on the bus and those waiting outside.
Visually impaired riders say the new system is a great idea.
IN Q=The signs are
((RICHARD PATTERSON/NAT'L FEDERATION FOR THE BLIND: THE SIGNS ARE NOT THAT
CLEAR AND IF YOU'RE BLIND, YOU CAN'T SEE THEM ANYWAY. AND I'M VISUALLY IMPAIRED
AND I HAVE A LITTLE SIGHT IN ONE EYE. AT NIGHT TIME IT'S REALLY HELPFUL BECAUSE
YOU'LL KNOW WHERE YOU'RE AT AND YOU KNOW WHEN TO GET OFF AND THE SPEAKERS JUST
SUPER=01-Richard Patterson/Nat'l Federation for the Blind; :00
OUT Q=just work wonders.
The system also increases safety, by allowing bus drivers to concentrate on
the road more.
IN Q=The public
((DON RICHIE/GLTC TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR: THE PUBLIC, THEY WERE SOMEWHAT
SURPRISED TO GET ON THE BUS AND THE BUS DID TALK. BUS OPERATORS, THEY WERE
REALLY EXCITED BECAUSE, LIKE I SAID, IT TOOK SOME WORK OFF OF THEM.))
SUPER=01-Don Richie/GLTC Transportation Director; :00
OUT Q=off of them.
Richie says as buses in the city's fleet are replaced, more voice systems
will be added.
Nagano is not the only place where people from different countries
and cultures are coming together.
Some Auburn High School students are hosting ten exchange students from
Over the past couple of weeks the exchange students have toured Richmond and
Williamsburg and even taken in a couple of college basketball games.
They've also developed close friendships with their host families.
IN Q=I was
((OLESYA KLEIMENOVA/EXCHANGE STUDENT:I WAS REALLY NERVOUS ABOUT LIVING WITH
PEOPLE I DIDN'T KNOW BUT NOW, IT'S YES, I'M HAVING FUN.
MIRANDA BISHOP/AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE:WE HAVE THE SAME INTERESTS, WE LIKE
MUSIC, WE LIKE TO GO SHOPPING, BASICALLY JUST GIRL STUFF. ))
SUPER=01-Olesya Kleimenova/Exchange Student; :00
SUPER=01-Miranda Bishop/Auburn High School Sophomore; :07
OUT Q=girl stuff.
Some of the Auburn students hope to convince the school board to allow them
to visit their new friends-- in Moscow.
V-M-I's basketball coach Bart Bellairs won't be leaving anytime soon.
He has accepted a 10 year contract extension that will keep on post until
the year 20-11.
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The announcement came at a V-M-I reception for state lawmakers in Richmond.
((BART BELLAIRS ))
SUPER=01-Bart Bellairs/Signs New 10 Year Contract; :00
OUT Q=....I tell You"
In his 4th season; V-M-I is 13 and 9, 7 and 4 in the Southern Conference with
wins over Penn State and Virginia Tech.
The 41- year- old coach will make 103 thousand base salary next year.
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Hokie freshman Tere Williams scored 9 and grabbed 12 rebounds, but it wasn't
enough as St. Joseph's gets the win.
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The lady Hawks' Angela zampello scores in the first half.
Kate Schmidt then steps up at the top of the key and drills this long shot.
Tech went on a run of it's own. Kim SUPER=34-St. Josephs/58/Virginia
Seaver takes the inbounds and does some window cleaning.
But St. Joe's drops Tech to 14 and 9 with the 58 to 43 win.
The Dallas Cowboys selected Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Chan
Gailey as the franchise's fourth head football coach yesterday
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Team owner Jerry Jones embraced his new coach during the news conference
where a team atmosphere was stressed.
((CHAN GAILEY/NEW COWBOYS HEAD COACH: EVERYBODY IN THIS ORGANIZATION HAS A
RESPONSIBILITY TO GO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP. IT'S HARD TO WIN WHEN EVERYTHING'S
GOING JUST RIGHT. BUT IF YOU HAVE SOMEBODY OFF OVER IN A CORNER OF THE
BUILDING, YOU CAN GET OFF TRACK. THE KEY IS TO GET EVERYBODY HEADED IN THE SAME
SUPER=01-Chan Gailey/New Cowboys Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...same direction"
The Washington Redskins; have come to terms with one of the league's top
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Brian Mitchell agreed to a new contract worth eight -point- four- million
dollars over five years. The 19-96 pro bowl player is now the highest paid
return man in the N-F-L.
Mitchell is one of 3 players in history to have led the league in net
return yards three straight season.
Your grandparents may not suggest the computer as a place to meet your
future husband or wife.
But modern dating trends have always seemed to amaze the older generations.
Lawrence and Rebecca Snapp met the old- fashioned way, through a mutual
For them, enduring 50 years of marriage is all about compromise.
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IN Q=WE just worked
((LAWRENCE SNAPP: WE JUST WORKED ALONG TOGETHER WITH EVERYTHING GOD HAS GIVEN
((REBECCA SNAPP: AND IF ONE HAS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS-- HAS SOME HELP WITH, THE
OTHER ONE ALWAYS HELPS, DOESN'T MATTER WHICH WAY IT GOES.))
OUT Q=WHICH WAY IT GOES
Meanwhile, newlyweds Jason and Bonnie Gillespie met on the Internet.
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We'll profile both relationships in the final part of our Valentine's week
series, "In Search Of..."
That's tonight on News 7 at 6 and 11.