Less than a day after his conviction on trespassing charges, the national
director of Operation Rescue has begun serving a six- month jail term in
Reverend Flip Benham and two Liberty University students were convicted
yesterday of organizing an anti- abortion rally at E.C. Glass High School last
Because his bond would NOT allow him to return to Texas, Benham walked into
the sheriff's office today and surrendered.
IN Q=I think he
((MIKE DEPRIMO/BENHAM'S ATTORNEY: I THINK HE DECIDED THAT IT WOULD BE BETTER
FOR HIM TO SERVE HIS SENTENCE AND GET IT OUT OF THE WAY SO HE WOULD BE FREE TO
MOVE AROUND THE COUNTRY AGAIN.))
((REV. FLIP BENHAM/OPERATION RESCUE DIRECTOR: I'M SUCH A COWARD IN MY OWN
FLESH, I DON'T WANT TO GO. I WANT TO BE WITH MY WIFE AND MY CHILDREN, I WANT TO
WATCH MY BOYS PLAY BASEBALL HERE AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY. BUT THAT'S NOT GOING TO
BE A POSSIBILITY. THE JUDGE HAS DECIDED THAT HE IS GOING TO, BY FIAT, TAKE THAT
RIGHT TO MY LIFE, BUT THAT IS SIMPLY A PRICE THAT HAS TO BE PAID.))
SUPER=01-Mike DePrimo/Benham's Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Flip Benham/Operation Rescue Director; :07
OUT Q=to be paid.
DePrimo (de-PREE-mo) says Benham will continue to appeal his conviction.
L-U student John Reyes (RAY-iss) also was given a six- month jail term.
He remains free on bond while his appeal is being heard.
The U-N has cut back more of its staff in Iraq as a precaution against and
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00
This decision comes just as a U-N team has finished mapping
eight presidential palaces which have been declared off-limits to
SUPER=03-New York, NY; 09
And it comes as U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan prepares for a trip to
Baghdad in an effort to resolve the conflict peacefully.
IN Q=IT IS MY
(( KOFI ANNAN/SECRETARY-GENERAL:IT IS MY...COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS .))
SUPER=01-Kofi Annan/UN Secretary-General
OUT Q=COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS
Six U-S stealth fighters arrived in Kuwait today, adding to the strike force
already in place for a possible military attack.
SUPER=03-Fort Stewart, GA; :08
Another six-thousand troops should begin heading for the Kuwait as early as
SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel; :12
Already, close to 30-thousand soldiers, 439 aircraft and 20 ships,
including two aircraft carriers, are in the Gulf region.
A former White House aide reportedly has been called to testify before the
grand jury investigating the relationship between President Clinton and Monica
The Washington Post reports the grand jury issued a subpoena to Kathleen
Willey (WILLY), who is a Richmond resident, reportedly said in a deposition
in the Paula Jones case that President Clinton groped her when she went to his
office in November 19-93 seeking a full-time job.
Meantime, anti-abortion forces won two victories last night in the General
The House of Delegates approved a ban on so-called partial birth abortions.
A similar measure already passed the Senate and is favored by the Governor.
Last night, the House also passed a bill to impose a 24- hour waiting period
on women seeking an abortion.
The bill's supporters cited women who say they regretted having abortions.
Opponents call the bill an insult to women's
Also making it through the House of delegates yesterday was a bill that
would starat the deregulation of Virginia's electric utility industry within
The bill was viewed by some as a compromise between Virginia Power and the
advocates of a go- slow approach-- who feel A-E-P customers might actually face
higher rates in a free market setting.
((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: THINK...GENERAL ASSEMBLY.))
((DEL. KEN PLUM/D-RESTON: IF VIRGINIA IS TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE...TWO
SUPER=01-Del. Chip Woodrum/(D) Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/(D) Reston; :32
OUT Q=years already.
The bill now heads to the Senate.
It also allows the State Corporation Commission to oversee the deregulation
The most talented U-S men's hockey team ever assembled has lost its chance
for an Olympic medal.
Even with a slew of N-H-L stars, the Americans lost to the Czech Republic
But it was a double dose of gold for U-S aerial skiers.
Nikki Stone won the women's event.
For the men the gold went to American Eric Bergoust who set a new world
Tonight on your hometown station America's figure skating dream team takes
to the ice to compete in the short progam.
In California, a forgotten embryo kept on ice for seven years has developed
into a healthy baby boy, making him one of the world's oldest newborns.
Drew Levinson has the story.
SUPER=03-Tarzana, CA; :oo
SUPER=01- Dr. Mark Karalla/Obstetrician; :19
SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Vermesh/Infertility Doctor;:55
OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles.
IN IT'S TRUEST SENSE, IT REALLY WAS THE MIRACLE OF BIRTH. THAT'S BECAUSE THE
HEALTHY EIGHT POUND, 15 OUNCE BABY BOY WAS LITERALLY KEPT ON ICE AS A FROZEN
EMBRYO FOR SEVEN AND HALF YEARS BEFORE BEING DELIVERED BY CEASAREAN SECTION TO
A CALIFORNIA COUPLE.
(SOT DR. MARK KARALLA / OBSTETRICIAN)
"This baby is healthy and it is as normal as any other infant that would be
delivered this same way"
THE EMBRYO WAS ONE OF SEVERAL FROZEN IN 1989 AFTER A CALIFORNIA
COUPLE UNDERWENT INFERTILITY TREATMENT.
AS A RESULT OF THAT PROCEDURE THEY SOON BECAME PARENTS OF A BABY
BOY. THAT MEANS THIS NEWBORN IS ACTUALLY A TWIN-EXCEPT HE'S ALMOST EIGHT
YEARS YOUNGER. AND IF IT WASN'T FOR A STRANGE TWIST OF FATE-THIS BABY WOULD
HAVE NEVER BEEN BORN. LAST YEAR, TO THEIR SURPRISE, THE PARENTS RECEIVED A
LETTER FROM THE LABORATORY TELLING THEM THERE WERE MORE EGGS AND WHAT DID THEY
WANT DONE WITH THEM."
(SOT DR. MICHAEL VERMESH/INFERTILITY DOCTOR )
"The couple thought about it long and hard and after some
hesitation on their part and my part we decided to use the embryos and
SINCE 1984 HUMAN EMBRYOS HAVE BEEN FROZEN-THEN THAWED FOR SUCCESSFUL BIRTHS.
BUT SEVEN AND A HALF YEARS COULD BE A RECORD. THE NAMES OF THE 44-YEAR OLD
MOTHER AND 54-YEAR OLD FATHER ARE BEING WITHHELD TO PROTECT THEIR PRIVACY.
DOCTORS SAY THE PARENTS ARE THRILLED AND THEY'LL SOON TAKE THEIR
NEW SON HOME TO MEET HIS OLDER-MUCH OLDER TWIN BROTHER.DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS
A fire in the laundry at Danville's jail forced an evacuation.
Cleaning rags apparently caught fire in a dryer.
The flames spread through the building's duct work.
Fire fighters were able to extinguish the blaze quickly, but heavy smoke
forced deputies to evacuate almost 80 prisoners.
Several female inmates were moved to the courthouse.
About 70 males were taken to the outside recreational area located on the
After the smoke cleared the inmates returned to their cells.
A phone trace allowed authorities to track down a student who confessed to
phoning in TWO bomb threats at Giles County high school.
Investigators say the 16- year- old didn't like being picked on by other
students, so he made the calls, which resulted in cancelled classes on both
The first threat occurred on January 20th-- the most recent was yesterday
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The trial of Roanoke's so-called "crime family" could go to the jury as
early as tomorrow.
Closing arguments are expected to start this afternoon.
Yesterday the jury heard from an Abed family member who attacked the
credability of her ex-husband, who testified for the prosecution.
Nancy Abed Khatib (KA-TEEB) took the stand as one of the defense's final
No more medicare and medicaid reimbursements for one Montgomery County
Federal officials say the Meadowbrook nursing home in Shawsville lost its
eligibility Sunday after it failed a third series of tests.
"Quality of care" is one area of concern.
The long term care facility has 93 patients-- 70 are covered by Medicaid or
A nursing home official last week said the facility plans to work with a
management team to help correct the situation.
What role did the Republican majority of Lynchburg's City Council play in
the prosperity the city experienced last year?
Mayor Jim Whitaker delivered his annual "state of the city" speech last
night before a packed city council chambers.
In what many considered to be a highly partisan speech, Whitaker thanked
local and state Republicans for getting things done.
IN Q=Now that our
((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: NOW THAT OUR AREA LEGISLATORS, THE STATE
ADMINISTRATION AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVE CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP, IT IS
MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO MAINTAIN AND STRENGTHEN A SIMILAR CITY COUNCIL
MAJORITY SO AS TO CONTINUE OUR GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH RICHMOND.))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
OUT Q=relationship with Richmond.
The three Independent- slash- Democrats on council say they were surprised
by the tone of the mayor's speech, but noted this IS an election year.
Plans to restore the first public school for blacks in Southwest Virginia
were announced about three years ago.
The Christiansburg Institute opened during the reconstruction era and closed
100- years later in 19-66.
Last night, some of the school's alumni said they want to carry the
institute's legacy into the new century.
IN Q=WE HOPE TO
((MARY MILLS/ALUMNI ASSOC. VICE PRESIDENT; WE HOPE TO HAVE A ROOM OF COMPUTERS
THAT PEOPLE OF ALL EDUCATIONAL LEVELS CAN COME IN AND USE THOSE. WE HOPE TO
HAVE A THEATER FOR THE ARTS. WE HOPE TO HAVE A TECHNICAL LIBRARY.))
SUPER=01-Mary Mills/Alumni Assoc. Vice President;
Virginia Tech is working with the Institute's Alumni to raise the two million
dollars needed to restore the building.
The tales some Pittsylvania County students tell around the dinenr table
could surprise some people.
The Tunstall High is using a new aquaponics lab to learn about the fastest
growing segment of agriculture.
And as Christy Hubley tells us, fish farming isn't the only thing students
IN Q=Students at Tunstall High School
SUPER=01-Jimmy Cook/12th Grader;:11
SUPER=01-Casey Hughes/11th Grader;:25
SUPER=01-Bill Shumate/Agriculture Teacher;:57
OUT Q=Christy Hubley News 7 Danville.
(( Students at Tunstall High School are taking care of daily chores.
SOT in at 23:57:33
IN Q=Well we come in and
((JIMMY COOK/12TH GRADER: WELL, WE COME IN AND TAKE TESTS ON THE DIFFERENT
WATER QUALITIES AND CHLORINE AND CHLORIDE AND WE HAVE TO CLEAN THE FILTERS AND
WEIGH THE FISH.))
These fish aren't pets, they're a science and agriculture project.
It's a chance for these kids to apply the scientific theories they learn in
the classroom to real life.
IN Q=It's interesting because
((CASEY HUGHES/11TH GRADER: IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE WE GET MORE HANDS ON WORK
THAN MOST OF OUR OTHER CLASSES. WE DON'T GET TO WORK WITH FISH OR WORK WITH
AMMONIA TESTS OR CHLORIDE TESTS IN ANY OF OUR OTHER SCIENCE OR AGRICULTURE
CLASSES AND IT'S JUST A NEW EXPERIENCE FOR ALL STUDENTS AROUND.))
OUT Q=all students around.
Here's roughly how the aquaponics system works.
Each culture tank has more than 100 fish.
The water from those tanks runs through filters.. and some of the waste is
used to fertilize plants.
Instructors of the aquaponics lab say this technology could be used to help
tobacco farmers grow other cash crops.
IN Q=If we can find an
((BILL SHUMATE/AGRICULTURE TEACHER: IF WE CAN FIND AN ALTERNATIVE CROPPING
SYSTEM THAT THEY CAN USE THEIR CAPITAL OUTLET FOR THE GREENHOUSE, IT PROVIDES
THE FARMER A LITTLE CUSHION TO TAKE CARE OF THE EXPENSE OF RUNNING A
OUT Q=running a greenhouse.
And what about the fish?
Well, they were donated as fingerlings by Blue Ridge Aquaculture.
And once they reach market-size, the company will buy them back.
The money will be recycled into this environmentally and economically sound
Christy Hubley, News 7, Pittsylvania County.))
The government reports a steep drop in wholesale prices.
The Labor Department says the Producer Price Index fell seven-tenths of one
percent last month, spurred by a decline in engergy prices.
That's the biggest one-month drop in more than four years.
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Tonight's Roanoke Valley district semi-final matchups were determined last
night at a neutral site.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Pulaski Co. vs. Franklin Co.; :00
Franklin County's Jim Dillon nails the three pointer for the lead.
Pulaski's Dorian Hendricks would bring the Cougars back as he takes the
pass, hits the layin, scores and draws the foul.
But back come the Eagles as Jason Sawyers dishes the rock to Jamie Tuck, who
launches the trey.
SUPER=33-Pulaski Co./81/Franklin Co./69;
The Cougars would go up top to try and change the outcome with the Robert
Rogers alleyoop slam, and do just that winning it 81-to-69.
TAPE#=net (edit of BB98-2)
GRAPHIC=blue ridge tourney
In the Blue Ridge District; Lord Botetourt hosted Alleghany.
SUPER=03-Daleville/Mountaineers vs. Cavaliers; :00
Watch Alleghany's graham Clark collect the rock and drive to the iron for
The cavs answer. Chad Hutchins deflects the Alleghany pass and then comes
down with the ball. He goes coast to coast for the break away lay up.
Then; Brad Hutchins does the honors on his own; taking the ball to the hole for
two on the strong move.
But seconds before intermission; Shawn Moss finds Clark for the hoop and
the harm. Alleghany advances with the 64-62 win.
TAPE#=net (edit of S8-4)
The Express melted the Icecaps last night.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Icecaps vs. Express; :00
In the second; Chris Lipsett scores his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season to
bring the score to 3-to-1.
J.F. Tremblay feeds Kris Cantu, who registers his 24th goal for the Express
and Roanoke improves to 31-16 and 5 with a 4-2 win.
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The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue hits the streets this week and for the
first time ever it includes men!
Celebrity couples are featured throughout the issue with Herschel and Cindy
Walker, Denny and Jennifer Neagle of the Braves.
The Cowboys Daryl Johnston and his wife Diane, and Marita and Reggie Miller.