A plane crash in Taiwan has killed nearly 200 people.
The Taiwanese jetliner was attempting to land in Taipei when it hit the
ground hundreds of yards short of the runway, burst into flames and skidded
into some houses.
Officials say there were no survivors and at least two people were killed on
Among the passengers was the governor of Taiwan's central bank
and other finance officials.
Top aides to President Clinton say diplomatic relations with Iraq are
deadlocked, and they're ready to tell Americans why a military strike may be
Meantime, more U-S warplanes and soldiers are headed to the Persian Gulf.
Sharyl Attkisson reports.
SUPER=03-Holloman AFB, NM;:00
SUPER=01-Samuel Berger/National Security Adviser;:19
SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Durbin/(D) Illinois;:54
SUPER=01-Sen. Arlen Specter/(R) Pennsylvania;1:07
OUT Q=cbs News, the white houseGrayson-Murder
A new trial date was set this morning for one of the defendants charged with
burning and later decapitating a Grayson County man.
Attorneys for Emmett Cressell Junior will argue their case the week of March
Cressell's accused of taking part in killing Garnett "G-P" Johnson last
His attorneys argued for a continuance because they did not have access to
information from the state crime lab until last week.
None of the physical evidence links Cressell to the murder.
Physical evidence, however, does link co-defendant Louis Ceparano, who is
scheduled for trail April 1st.
Authorities are investigating what sparked a weekend shooting in Bath
Police say 40- year- old John Wyatt was been shot in the face Saturday night
at his home off Route 6-29.
He is hospitalized in stable condition.
Police have arrested Gary McLaughlin of Marlington, West Virginia on a
charge of attempted murder.
There could be verdict this week in the trial of Roanoke's alleged crime
The Abed trial starts its sixth week tomorrow.
Keith Humphry has this review of the evidence from last week.
IN Q=The jury saw
SUPER=04-ATF Videotape; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 13, 1995; :29
OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.
(( The jury saw a videotaped demonstration of a molotov cocktail and how it
Hurling a vodka bottle full of gasoline does not exactly match the
scenarios alleged in the Abed indictment.
((Richard Chisholm says he stood on a log and pushed a Boones Farm wine bottle
through the security bars of the rear window of the Corner Store.
Everybody agrees the fire started on the opposite wall- -nine and a half
feet away- -inside the storeroom.))
It'll be up to the jury to decide whether a molotov cocktail could have
been what started the fire.
An expert hired by the defense says it couldn't have happened that way.
Patrick McGinley scoffed at the fact that investigators failed to find the
wine bottle- -or part of it.
Not even the rag Chisholm says they stuffed in the neck of the bottle
turned up among the broken beer bottles inside.
((After the President's Day holiday the defense attorneys say they have one
more day's worth of witnesses.
The Government will undoubtedly have some rebuttal evidence.
And then the jury could get the case by the end of the week.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7 , Roanoke.))
OUT=Humphry, News 7, Roanoke))nagano
Team U-S-A has picked up its seventh medal of the Winter Games.
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American Chris Witty earned a bronze for her performance in the women's
15-hundred meter speedskating event.
But there was no second medal for American skier Picabo Street in the
She skied cautiously on an icy slope after a crash last month in Sweden.
(( PICABO STREET, U.S. SKIER, FINISHED SIXTH:"I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO RISK
ANYTHING, I DIDN'T NEED TO GO DOWN AGAIN."))
SUPER=01-Picabo Street/US Ski team;
OUT Q=to go down again.
Also having their problems with icy conditions were members of the U-S
hockey team, losing to canada four to one.
The Russian ice dancing team remains in the lead going into tonight's free
The skating and freestyle skiing events can be seen here tonight on your
The House of Delegates is putting up stop signs as other legislators try to
move forward a proposal to raise the speed limit on Virginia's major highways.
The House Transportation Committee sent a bill to the House floor that would
have raised the maximum speed to 70- miles per hour on interstates.
But the House put the brakes on the measure voting 82- to 18- against the
Some people opposed to the proposal say greater speeds mean higher risks of
IN Q=AIR BAGS AND
((MARTIN TURNAUER/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR; AIR BAGS AND SEAT BELTS ARE NOT
MADE FOR REALLY HIGHER SPEEDS VERSUS WHAT THEY ARE REALLY MADE FOR. AND A
COUPLE OF OTHER REASONS, WEATHER CONDITIONS CERTAINLY PLAY HAVOC. PEOPLE WON'T
SLOW DOWN IN BAD WEATHER. ANOTHER SITUATION WOULD BE THAT WE HAVE AN OLDER
POPULATION. MORE AND MORE OLDER DRIVERS, SLOWER REACTION TIME AND THEY ARE NOT
GOING TO SLOW DOWN THEIR SPEEDS.))
SUPER=01-Martin Turnauer/Radford University Prof.;
OUT Q=THEIR SPEEDS.
Turnauer (TURN-HOUR) also says when speeds increase on interstates, it
usually means higher speeds on secondary roads, which could result in more
If the bill is submitted again, he says one thing delegates should consider
is the accident statistics of states which have already approved the
Safety on the Virginia's waterways has also made it into the House.
"Jet Skis" were the topic of two bills.
The first bill would make it illegal for someone on a personal watercraft to
follow too closely behind a boat, weave past boats or jump the wake of another
The second would force companies that rent the small boats to teach people
how to operate them before taking to the water.
Though they represent only about 5 percent of total registered boats in
Virginia, state authorities say personal watercraft are involved in more than
thirty percent of water accidents.
Virginia Tech was the site of a Special Olympics regional basketball
tournament this weekend.
Everyone participating in the full court, half court and individual skills
games, whether young or old, physically challenged or learning disabled, got
their chance at the gold.
And some came away with more than they bargained for.
IN Q=FOR ONE I'VE
((LUKE WILLIAMSON/ATHLETE; FOR ONE I'VE LEARNED THAT TEAMWORK IS MORE THAN
WINNING AND THAT, AT LEAST IF YOU TRY YOUR BEST, YOU KNOW THAT YOU PUT
SOMETHING INTO IT.))
OUT Q=INTO IT.
The New River Valley is one of several localities that has a unified
league, where athletes are paired up with people without disabilities.
IN Q=THEN WHAT
((NANCY HARMAN/REGIONAL COORDINATOR; THEN WHAT WE TRY TO AND CREATE HERE AT OUR
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS LIKE THE ONE HERE AT CASSELL COLISEUM IS A FORMAT WHERE
LOTS OF TEAMS CAN COME TOGETHER AT ONE TIME AND PLAY EACH OTHER AND GET A
CHANCE TO PLAY SOMEONE OUTSIDE THEIR OWN LOCALITY. SO IT MAKES A REALLY GOOD
SEASON FOR THEM.))
SUPER=01-Nancy Harman/Regional Coordinator;
OUT Q=FOR THEM.
Gold medal winners of the regional tournaments may qualify for the state
basketball championships, which are held next month in Fredericksburg.
Some local teens may not be going for the gold, but they're still enjoying a
good game of basketball at the Blacksburg Recreation Center.
The center is now hosting SUPER SUNDAYS where you have to be a teen to get
IN Q=FROM WHAT THE
((PHILLIP CONNER/BLACKSBURG REC. SUPERVISOR; FROM WHAT THE KIDS ASKED US ON A
SURVEY TO PROVIDE FOR THEM, I'M NOT GOING TO SAY IT WAS A NECESSITY. WE PRETTY
MUCH EXPANDED ON WHAT WE ALREADY HAD.))
SUPER=01-Phillip Conner/Blacksburg Rec. Supervisor;
OUT Q=ALREADY HAD.
Youngsters get together and play a little ball and when they get tired, they
can relax with a bite to eat while watching television.
IN Q=IT'S A GOOD
((BRIAN DANIELS/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT; IT'S A GOOD WAY FOR BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENTS TO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO ON THE WEEKENDS WITH THEIR FRIENDS. TO PLAY
SOME BALL OR WHATEVER.))
SUPER=01-Brian Daniels/High School Student;
OUT Q=OR WHATEVER.
While basketball is the only game being offered now, there are plans to
diversify and possibly include things ranging from volleyball to ski trips.
IN Q=IF WE CAN
((PHILLIP CONNER/BLACKSBURG REC. SUPERVISOR; WE WANT TO BRING EVERYTHING IN
THAT THE TEENAGERS IN THIS AREA ARE ASKING FOR. BUT WE CAN'T BRING IT ALL AT
ONE TIME. WE'RE NOT SET UP TO DO IT ALL AT ONE TIME.))
OUT Q=AT ONE TIME.
Conner says the benefit of offering the center to the teens on Sunday is to
give them a place to call their own, while keeping them off the streets.
About this time of day many people are thinking about lunch.
Kimberly McBroom is talking to a food expert about the latest in lunch time
IN Q=well if you're
SUPER=01-Melanie Bernard/Food Expert; :18
Wall Street is doing well, having recovered from October's plunge.
In this week's Common Sense, Scott Goldberg explains why "buying and holding"
is a sound investment strategy.
IN Q=the way
SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Edward Jones Investments;
OUT Q=I'm Scott Goldberg.
((The way the stock market has gone up and down lately, it takes a pretty
strong stomach to hold onto your investments.
But stockbrokers like Ben Hartman will tell you: don't give in to that
temptation to sell.
IN Q= while
((BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS: WHILE BUYING AND HOLDING SEEMS LIKE A
BORING PHILOSOPHY, IT ACTUALLY CAN PRODUCE GREAT RESULTS. THE WALL STREET
JOURNAL DID AN ARTICLE THAT ILLUSTRATED THIS POINT VERY WELL LAST YEAR. THEY
STUDIED 16 MAJOR BROKERAGE FIRMS AND LOOKED AT THE PORTFOLIO OF THE FIRM THAT
HAD THE BEST RESULTS. AND REMARKABLY THAT FIRM THAT HAD THE BEST PORTFOLIO
RETURN HAD THE LOWEST PORTFOLIO TURNOVER AMONG THEIR STOCKS. SO BUYING AND
HOLDING CAN ACTUALLY BE A GREAT WAY TO GET A TOTAL RETURN OFF THE PORTFOLIO.))
Something else to think about:
Under new tax laws, the capital gains tax you pay when you sell stocks is
much lower if you hold onto your investments for more than 18-months.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))Stocks
The stock market is closed today for the President's Day Holiday.Race
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After 20 straight tries, Dale Earnhardt grabbed the checkered flag at the
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/CBS Sports;
Earnhardt moved from fourth place to first 19 laps into the race and pole
setter Bobby Labonte was right on his bumper.
But defending points champion Jeff Gordon would lead the race at the
Several cars got tangled up on a pit stop.
Earnhardt was the leader after 172 laps of the race and at the caution
Earnhardt beat Bobby Labonte back to the line and he would take the checkered
flag under caution winning the Daytona 500.
As Earnhardt made his way to victory lane all the crews lined pit row to
show their respect as Earnhardt wins the race that's haunted him for years.
IN Q="This team...
((RICHARD CHILDRESS/CAR OWNER: ))
((DALE EARNHARDT/DAYTONA 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Richard Childress/Car Owner; :00
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Daytona 500 Winner; :12
OUT Q=.....we could do it."
Bobby Labonte finished second, Jeremy Mayfield third, Ken Schrader fourth
and Rusty Wallace fifth.
A new P-G-A record was set yesterday in the final round of the Hawaiian
SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI/ABC Sports;
John Huston put his stamp on the tour by birding the final hole to finish at
260, 28 under par breaking the tours 27 under mark set by Ben Hogan.
Houston shot a final round 66 and the win gives him a two year exemption
after coming close to losing his card.
Tom Watson played one of his best rounds as he came home with a 66 to finish
in second place at 267, 21 under par.
Jim Albus shot a final round 71 to win the G-T-E Classic on the Senior Tour.
Albus started the day two shots off the lead before finishing 6 under par.
Roanoke's Billy King shot his best round of the tournament a 72 to finish at
227, 14 over par.Clemson
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Clemson showed their colors beating Florida State 78 to 49.
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The Tigers jumped out to the early lead in the first half Terrell McIntyre
pulls up and hits the three for a 10 to 1 lead.
Clemson gets out on the run on this play Harold Jamison follows the missed
shot with the Jam and the Tigers led by 18 in the half.
Tony Christie scored a career high SUPER=33-Clemson/78/Florida St./49/;19
points here on the one hand alley oop jam and the Tigers beat the Seminoles 78
In Hollywood it's move over T-Rex, here comes Titanic.
The James Cameron epic topped the box office for a ninth straight weekend
and has now grossed 371 million dollars.
That pushes it to the number 3 position for all time domestic moneymakers,
and bumps Jurassic Park to the number four spot.
But Titanic still trails Star Wars and E-T on the top five list.