Up next on News 7 at 11...
U.S. officials say they wait for the details, before approving a deal between the U.N. and Saddam Hussein.
A Ferrum College Professor offers some insight into the Secretary General's negotiating skills.
And Bent Mountain is still cleaning up, with more winter weather on the way.
U.S. officials say they want to hear more about a deal with Iraq before they stop preparations for a military assault.
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan reached an agreement with Saddam Hussein today.
Byron Pitts has details.
[IN Q=we have a deal]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Fred Eckhard/U.N. Spokesman; :31]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; 1:10]
[SUPER=09-Madeleine Albright/Secretary Of State/Courtesy ABC News;]
[OUT Q=the military force.]
SOT/FRED ECKHARD, UN SPOKESMAN (15:28:32) 'WE HAVE A DEAL.."
UN spokesman Fred Eckhard delivered the message. but it was UN
Secretary General Kofi Annan who did the heavy lifting.
His 11th hour journey to Baghdad. and face to face with Iraqi
President Saddam Hussein. now appears to have paid off.
The two men have reportedly agreed IRAQ will allow UN weapons
inspectors to search presidential palaces - and other sensitive sites - for
chemical and biological weapons.
With diplomacy, Annan managed to get what the US was prepared
take by force.
'HE THINKS THAT THIS AGREEMENT FULFILLS THE TWO PRINCIPLE OBJECTIONS HE HAD IN
COMING HERE - RESPECT FOR THE SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS AND PRESERVATION OF
THE INEGRETIY OF UNSCOM'S INSPECTION PROCESS."
Still until the deal is signed, US warships stand ready in the
Persian Gulf to launch air strikes. And across the Middle East Anti-American
protests go on-- as nervous tourists flee Israel.
In Washington, Anti -War protestors shouted at President Clinton as
he left church. For now, the Administration POSITION REMAINS 'WAIT AND SEE.
SOT/MADELINE ALBRIGHT/COURTESY "THIS WEEK"/ABC NEWS
'THIS HAS BEEN A LONG RUNNING CRISIS AND WE WILL KEEP OUR EYE ON SADDAM
HUSSEIN TO MAKE SURE HE DOE WHAT HE NEEDS TO, AND IF HE DOESN'T DO IT
DIPLOMATICALLY WE HAVE THE MILITARY FORCE.."))
Meanwhile, a Ferrum College political scientist is not at all surprised that Annan was successful in his negotiations with Saddam Hussein.
David Johnson explains.
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[SUPER=01-Frederic Torimiro/Ferrum Coll. Professor; :24]
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((There's word that Kofi Annan and Saddam Hussein have now reached an agreement, possibly ending a tense week with talk of U-S led military strikes against Iraq.
But, Dr. Frederic Torimiro says he's not surprised by the news given the U-N chief's ability to come to terms with just about anyone.
Tormiro met and dined with the leader a few months ago.
[IN Q=My personal]
((FREDERIC TORIMIRO/FERRUM COLLEGE PROFESSOR; MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF EXPOSURE TO KOFI ANNAN AT LEAST ALLOWS ME TO ARRIVE AT A CONCLUSION THAT HE HAS THE KIND OF TEMPERMENT THAT WOULD ALLOW SADDAM HUSSEIN TO ACTUALLY LISTEN TO HIM.))
[OUT Q=listen to him.]
The International Relations professor says Annan most recently displayed his political negotiation skills during the Bosnian issue.
The U-N Secretary General realized the role of peace-keeping forces in that situation was to remain neutral and not be the aggressor.
[IN Q=MOST PEOPLE FELT]
((MOST PEOPLE FELT THAT THIS WAS A HERCULEAN TASK. IT WAS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT AND THAT IT MIGHT NOT BE SUCCESSFUL. BUT I THINK TO THE SURPRISE OF MOST PEOPLE, IT WAS SUCCESSFUL. AND WHEN HE CAME BACK, I THINK HE CAME BACK WITH GREATER RESPECT FROM THAT INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY. THAT HE IS SOMEONE WHO CAN TRULY MANAGE CONFLICT.))
[OUT Q=MANAGE CONFLICT.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; PROFESSOR TORIMIRO SAYS IT MAY BE FAIR TO ATTRIBUTE THE U-N CHIEF'S WELL DEVELOPED INTERPERSONAL SKILL TO HIS AMERICAN EDUCATION.
ANNAN RECEIVED HIS UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE AT MCALLISTER, A SMALL PRIVATE MINNESOTA COLLEGE-- AND HIS MASTERS FROM M-I-
[IN Q=I THINK]
((I THINK KOFI ANNAN IS BOTH AN INTELLECTUAL AND A PRACTITIONER AND THAT HE'S BEEN ABLE TO BALANCE THE TWO. THAT HE HAS THE INTELLECT TO UNDERSTAND AND COMPREHEND THE COMPLEXITY OF THE ISSUES ON THE GLOBAL SCENE AND HAS THE PRACTICAL ACUMEN TO ACTUALLY DEAL WITH THOSE ISSUES.))
[OUT Q=WITH THOSE ISSUES.]
A U-N spokesman expects the 15 members of the Security Council to approve the agreement.
DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
Although the icy conditions that crippled the Bent Mountain community earlier this month have long since melted, the damage left behind will be around for a while.
That elevated part of Roanoke County was hit two weeks ago by an ice storm that snapped tree branches and some trees at the roots.
Residents like Louise Jones are in the midst of trying to recover from the damaging freeze.
[IN Q=WE HAVE A LOT]
((LOUISE JONES/BENT MTN. RESIDENT: WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE UP HERE WHO ARE GOING TO FIND IT DIFFICULT TO CLEAR UP THIS MESS. WHAT WE WOULD HOPE TO GET THE COUNTY TO HELP US WITH IS TO BRING A REGULAR COLLECTIONS-- FOR AT LEAST A TWO MONTH PERIOD. IT'S GOING TO TAKE US THAT LONG TO CLEAN UP.))
[SUPER=01-Louise Jones/Bent Mountain Resident]
[OUT Q=TO CLEAN UP.]
Jones says it took about a year to recover from similar storms which hit in 1993 and '96.
[IN Q=NOW THIS HAS]
((NOW THIS HAS HIT US. THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED ON THIS MOUNTAIN FOR 70- OR MORE YEARS HAVE SAID THIS IS THE WORST STORM THEY HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.))
[OUT Q=EVER ENCOUNTERED.]
Jones and others plan to take up the issue with Supervisors this week.
Straight ahead on News 7 at 11-- go-go dancers raised quite a stir among Roanokers in 1965--
the topless dancers were the main attraction at a Papa Joe's.
We'll travel back in time and hear reaction from around the star city when the news continues.
A Bedford motorist who struck and killed a biker in July will NOT face manslaughter charges in the case.
This, after he reached a plea-bargain with prosecutors.
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Johnny Calvin Scott pled guilty to a hit and run charge.
He was driving home one July evening when he ran into Howard Lee Johnson of Thaxton along U-S 4-60.
Scott didn't stop and later told police he didn't know what he hit.
Scott and the Bedford County Commonwealth's Attorney made the agreement Friday.
With that agreement, prosecutors dropped charges of manslaughter and driving violations.
Jurors in the Abed case will report back to federal court tomorrow morning to continue their deliberations.
The jury spent two and a half hours Friday... picking a foreman, perhaps reviewing instructions and some of the evidence ...before retiring for the weekend.
The trial now goes into its seventh week- -the longest criminal case ever tried in the western district of Virginia.
Joe Abbott- -the alleged Godfather of crime in Roanoke- -is just one of the nine defendants- -six of them members of the same family.
Trimming the sails of Governor Jim Gilmore's "no car tax" plan has given General Assembly committees a little more money to work with.
In competing budgets released this evening, House and Senate budget writers re-wrote Gilmore's priorities.
Both committees opted for:
-- more money to uninsured children,
-- pay-for-performance increases over the existing pay raises for state workers,
-- more aid to the mentally ill,
Both also included more cash for high-tech equipment and training throughout Virginia's education system.
The House committee included historic direct state aid for school construction projects; Senate budget writers just included more money in the school construction loan fund.
The House committee just said NO to Governor Gilmore's two- thousand new elementary teachers.
The committee replaced it with a new reading teacher for every elementary school, for the same price tag.
The proposed Roanoke Higher Education Center got NO help from either money committee to restore cuts from Governor Gilmore.
The two budgets now go to conference committees to work out the differences -- and then face the Governor's veto pen.
Girls, Girls, Girls wasn't the first club in Roanoke to spark outrage after featuring nude dancers.
About 30 years ago Papa Joe's tried the same idea in the star city and caused a similar reaction.
Here's David Seidel with this week's edition of Virginia Newsreel.
[SUPER=01-Larry Maisel/1965; :39]
[OUT Q=Seidel, News-7.]
This is what started it all.
In 1965, a Roanoke night spot brought in topless go-go dancers.
[IN Q=Strippers was gettin]
((STRIPPERS WAS GETTIN OLD AND WE SAW SOMEWHERE PUBLICIZED TOPLESS GO-GOS AND WE DECIDED TO BRING THEM IN. Anybody else in Virginia done this yet? NOT YET. Suzy, what do you think of this new kind of act? Do you like it? YEAH. What was the reaction when you started it last night? IT WAS OK EVERYBODY LIKED IT. How about you? Do you prefer this to stripping? YES I DO. Why is that? I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A GO-GO FAN))
[OUT Q=NOT YET.]
Some Roanokers were outraged by the act and at a city-council meeting the gloves came off.
[IN Q=Decent people won't]
((DECENT PEOPLE DON'T GO TO THAT PLACE, RESPECTABLE PEOPLE DON'T GO TO THAT PLACE AND THESE MEN TOLD SUCH HORRIBLE TALES ABOUT THESE LOW-DOWN, SORRY JEZEBELS. I DON'T BELIEVE A NICE CHRISTIAN LADY WILL HANG AROUND CHRISTIAN LADY WILL HANG AROUND A PLACE LIKE THAT. I DON'T BELIEVE A GENTLEMAN WILL HANG AROUND A PLACE LIKE THAT. MAYOR, I'D LIKE TO SAY THAT TODAY, THAT WHEN MEN GO OUT AND COMMIT CRIME, WELL, THEY'RE READY TO JAIL THEM. AND COULD YOU TELL MEN THAT MEN COULD GO AND GET INTOXICATED WITH ALCOHOL AND THEN SEE NAKED WOMEN, TOPLESS WOMEN. AND THEN THEY GET THAT LUST IN THEM AND THEY GO OUT AND COMMIT CRIMES SUCH AS ADULTRY.))
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[IN Q=I would like]
((I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST THAT ROANOKE FORM A SCHOOL FOR MAYOR DILLIARD, A SUNDAY SCHOOL. AMEN. WE'LL HAVE TO CLEAR THE ROOM IF YOU CAN'T ACT AS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. YOU'RE NOT A GENTLEMAN IN THE FIRSTPLACE. WILL YOU HAVE THIS MAN THROWN OUT?))
[OUT Q=THROWN OUT.]
Then it was the dancer's turn to take center stage.
[IN Q=The main point]
((THE MAIN POINT HERE IS WHETHER OR NOT THE PEOPLE HAVE ENOUGH FAITH IN OURSELVES OR THE OTHER PEOPLE OF ROANOKE TO JUDGE FOR OURSELVES WHAT IS SINFUL OR BAD OR GOING TO BE A BAD INFLUENCE ON THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE. I CAN'T SEE THAT JUST THIS LITTLE THING IS GOING TO BRING ABOUT A COMPLETE DEBACLE IN THE CITY.))
[OUT Q=IN THE CITY]
Papa Joe's go-go act later ran into a conflict with the state's liquor laws and in 1969,[16:58] the place became a country and western bar.
The building still stands, though, at the corner of 14-th and Wise.
[45:23 NEWSREEL SPECIAL]
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel News-7.))
When the newscast continues we'll take a look at highlights from the closing Olympic ceremonies in Nagano, Japan.
Even though the winter games are now history the spirit of the Olympics lives on--as the Olympic flame makes its way to the United States.
We'll tell you more about that when the news continues.
On-going road construction in Roanoke County nears completion but remaining work is enough to slow down your commmute to work.
Here's Stacey Martin with this week's Road Report.
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[OUT Q=I'm SM.]
((In Roanoke County work continues on three major construction projects. First, the bridge over 5-81 along Wood Haven Road is still under construction and lane closures are expected this week along the Interstate.
Repairs continue as well to the northbound bridge along Route 2-20 over the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks near the Roanoke County Franklin County line. Traffic is squeezed down to one lane during the day.
And, the effort to straigten out part of 220 continues as traffic is reduced to 45 miles per hour in both directions in some areas. Work there is still expected to wrap up in the Spring.
Looking elsewhere around the region...
In Bedford County crews continue making repairs to the Route 24 bridge. Some lane closures are expected.
And, in Grayson County Route 7-11 between Route 601 and Route 8-44 has been re-opened.
That's it for this week's edition of Road Report. I'm Stacey Martin.))
The Winter Olympics are over... and on their way to Utah.
The games wrapped up in Nagano the way they began, with a celebration of colors, drums, and athletes...
And there was high praise from the president of the International Olympic Committee.
((JUAN ANTONIO SAMARANCH/IOC PRESIDENT; CONGRATULATIONS NAGANO, CONGRATULATIONS JAPAN, YOU PRESENTED TO THE WORLD THE BEST ORGANIZATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES.))
[SUPER=01-Juan Antonio Samaranch/IOC President;]
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As the olympic flame went out, the skys over Nagano lit up with a spectacular fireworks display.
The flame will burn in Salt Lake City for the next winter games, in the year 2002.
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Hampden-Sydney advanced to the ODAC championship by knocking off Roanoke College 85 to 67 at the Salem Civic Center.
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The Maroons in the huddle trailing the Tigers in the second half of the game.
Hampden-Sydney's David Hobbs drives the baseline and scores over the Maroon defense as the Tigers start a comeback.
Roanoke answers at the other end Dewayne Bullock takes it coast to coast uses the pump fake scores the basket and draws the foul.
The Tigers work the ball getting it [SUPER=33-Roanoke/67/Hampden-Sydney/85/;]to T.J. Grimes who hits the baby jumpe
r at the side of the lane and The Tigers go on to win the game 85 to 67.
The Tigers will play Randolph-Macon in the championship tonight. The Yellow Jackets beat Virginia Wesleyan 65 to 59.
It was Chris Warren Day in Ferrum and the Panther's basketball team celebrated with a 77 to 63 win over Newport News Apprentice.
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Ferrum took it right to the Shipbuilders Blue Cook to Marcus Toney for the three. Toney led all scorers with 24.
Toney makes the highlights on both ends of the court, the steal here.
Cook can't convert the bucket but Michael Hunter is there for the tip-in.
Now it's time for Newport News Apprentice to get on the board...Eric Turner to Derrick Vincent. Vincent drives to the charity-stripe and sinks the 'j'.
Off the inbound pass Michael Hunter and the Panthers dunk the Builders 77-to-63.
Duke set up its return to the top spot in the rankings with an impressive 120 to 84 win over U-C-L-A.
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The Blue Devils huddle at mid court to set up a play after a free throw.
The Bruins trailed by 24 at the half but Chris Johnson hits this jumper to make the score 57 to 35.
Duke with a big hustle play Steve Wojokowski picks up this lose ball and hits the jumper and the Blue Devils led 59 to 35.
U-C-L-A keeps it outside on this play Toby Bailey hits the three pointer but the Bruins still trailed by 21.
The Blue Devils come back down the [SUPER=33-Duke#2/120/UCLA#12/84/;]floor and get it to Trajan Langdon who hits th
e jumper and Duke beats U-C-L-A 120 to 84.
Gale Catlett started five seniors playing their final home game and West Virginia responded with an 81 to 71 win over Seton Hall.
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/FOX SPORTS; :]
Seton hall coach Tommy Amaker in front of his bench.
The Mountaineers get it out on the fast break Brian Lewin taking it in for the slam and a 4 point lead.
But Seton Hall comes right back going inside to Dmaine Jordan who throws down the Slam cutting the lead to 2.
West Virginia pulled away in the [SUPER=33-West Virginia/81/Seton Hall/71/;]second half Bren Solheim with the rever
se layup and the Mountaineers win it 81 to 71.
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Shaq returned to the boo birds as the Lakers took on the Magic in Orlando.
Nick Anderson capped a 30 point game by hitting the game winning three pointer with 7 seconds left in the game.
For all the scores lets check the boards.
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And coming up, Jeff Gordon wins at the Rock Larry Nelson wins his first Seniors tournament.
And a special day for Chris Warren as his football jersey is retired in Ferrum this afternoon.
Jeff Gordon started off slow but he held off a string of fords to win yesterday's Goodwrench 400 at The Rock.
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Rick Mast took off like a bullet from his pole spot and he was the leader after 30 laps but on lap 52 Johnny Benson made a move passing Mast to take the lead.
Jeff Gordon had handling problems but he move into the top 10 and here he was running in a group of cars after a pit stop.
The first caution of the day came out on lap 77 when Robert Pressley hits the wall and slides down to the inside of the track.
Then two cautions later on lap 157 Mark Martin had worked his way to the front with Ricky Craven running second.
Mast was running up front when he had a left front tire go down forcing him to pit and ending his shot at the win Mast finished 12-th.
Jeremy Mayfield made the move of the day as he passed Geoff Bodine and Rusty Wallace on the inside to take the lead, the 22-nd lead change of the day.
Dale Earnhardt failed to get up to speed but here he taps Mayfield in the rear and moves by him on the inside, Earnhardt finished 17-th.
But Gordon put the smoke on the fords at the end of the race and he pulled away winning the Goodwrench
400 in front of 6 Ford Taurses.
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((JEFF GORDON/GOODWRENCH 400 WINNER: ))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Goodwrench 400 Winner; :]
[OUT Q= .....it will happen."]
Rusty Wallace was second, Mark Martin third, Jimmy spencer fourth and Geoff Bodine fifth.
Roanoke comes up short in the ODAC Tournament. More later on Mornin'.
The Roanoke Express won its seventh straight this afternoon beating Johnstown on the road 4 to 2.
Four different players scored the goals in the victory. The Express will finish off the month with road games at Chesapeake and Raleigh.
One of the finest football players ever to wear a Ferrum uniform was back on campus yesterday.
No one will ever wear Chris Warren's number 22 again.
The former Ferrum star and N-F-L Pro-Bowler had his college jersey retired.
While he was a Panther, Chris set records for most season and career points scored, total season and career touchdowns and many many more.
He played for Ferrum in '88 and '89, then was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks.
[IN Q=IT'S A BIG OCCASION]
((CHRIS WARREN/JERSEY RETIRED: IT'S A BIG OCCASION. I'M JUST GLAD I CAN SHARE IT WITH MY FAMILY. THEY'RE THE REASON I'M HERE BECAUSE OF THE VALUES THEY INSTILLED. FAMILY IS IMPORTANT. I THINK IT'S A REFLECTION OF MY SUCCESS.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Warren/Ferrum Jersey Retired;]
[OUT Q=OF MY SUCCESS]
Chris says he's happy the school officials think enough of him as a person to give him this honor.
That's a look at sports. Have a great day everybpdy.
David Duval won the Tucson Open. Duval shot a one over par 73 for a total of 19 under par and a four shot win.
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Larry Nelson won his first tournament on the senior tour. Nelson shot a final round 1 under par 71 to finish at 13 under par.
It was the 50 year old Nelson's ninth senior event after becoming eligible last September.
Roanoke's Billy King had his best overall tournament shooting 76 today to finish at 217, one over par.
They made their Olympic debut in Nagano, and now they'll be making a debut at a grocery store near you--
General Mills announced just hours before the closing ceremonies tonight that the US Women's Hockey team will be appearing on the front of next month's Wheaties box.
The women won the gold last Tuesday by skating past the Canadian team.
The new 'Cereal of Champions' featuring the gold medal team is said to be a collector's item.
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