U-N Chief Kofi Annan this afternoon is briefing the Security Council on the
deal he brokered with Iraq.
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The Secretary General was greeted by cheers and applause by staff members
when he returned to the U-N this morning.
He has words of praise for President Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony
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(( KOFI ANNAN:I'D START BY THANKING PRES. CLINTON AND PRIME MINISTER BLAIR FOR
PERFECT U-N PEACE KEEPERS. PEACE KEEPERS BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THE BEST WAY
TO USE FORCE IS TO SHOW IT IN ORDER NOT TO HAVE TO USE IT. ((APPLAUSE))" ))
SUPER=01-Kofi Annan/UN Secretary General;
OUT Q=TO HAVE TO USE IT.
Later today Annan will also share the details of the accord with the
Meantime, Secretary of State Madeliene Albright is briefing a Senate panel
today on the agreement.
She reiterated what President Clinton has said -- that the U-S
will be testing Iraq's commitment to allow weapons inspections.
Senate members are voicing sharply different views on the accord.
Some Democrats call it the best result possible.
While some Republicans, Like Tennesse Senator Fred Thompson have their
IN Q=I'M FOR
((SEN. FRED THOMPSON/R-TN; I'M FOR DOING WHATEVER'S NECESSARY. I WANT TO BE
BEHIND THE PRESIDENT WHEN A TIME LIKE THIS COMES, BUT WE'VE BRRN NEGLEGENT. WE
SHOULD NEVER HAVE GOTTEN OURSELVES IN THIS SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE NOTHING BUT
SUPER=01-Sen. Fred Thompson/(R) Tennessee;
OUT Q=BAD CHOICES.
The Governmental Affairs Committee Chair also says there's not much chance of
any campaign financial reform legislation passing this year.
Thompson says the system in place now allows mega-contributions by
corporations and others.
IN Q=THAT'S NOT
((THAT'S NOT THE SYSTEM THAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE, BUT BECAUSE OF THE WAY
THAT THINGS HAVE BEEN INTERPRETATED AND MESSED OVER BY FEC AND THE ATTORNEY
GENERAL'S INTERPRETATION AND SOME OF THE COURT'S DECISIONS. WE'VE GOT A HODGE
PODGE NOW THAT REALLY IS NO SYSTEM AT ALL.))
OUT Q=AT ALL.
Thompson last night assisted Bob Goodlatte in kicking off the Roanoke
congressman's re-election campaign.
It's a second day of searching for victims in central Florida following the
deadliest series of tornadoes ever to hit the state.
The death toll now stands at 37, at least eight are still missing.
Maureen Maher has an update.
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Out west, what forecasters describe as the most potent El Nino storm of the
season is drenching parts of California.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;
The storm has been dumping one to two inches of rain an hour in some
In addition to the heavy rain,
waves up to 17 feet high are pounding some beaches.
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA
In San Deigo, the rain has helped create a massive sinkhole.
Officials say it was caused by a broken water main combined with a rain
swollen drainage ditch running beneath the roadway.
Lee Hall won't be changing its name anytime soon, according to Virginia
Claudius Lee was an engineering professor who died in 19-62.
In the 18-96 Tech yearbook when he was a student, Lee called himself the
"Father of Terror" on a page devoted to the Klan.
Paul Torgersen said two historians, including a Klan expert, concluded the
page probably didn't represent real Klan activity and may have been a prank.
Virginia residents won't be paying more to become a Hokie.
Virginia Tech's board of visitors yesterday approved the tuition and fee
policy for next year.
Tuition for in-state undergraduate students will remain at 35-hundred
But out of state undergraduate students will have to pay roughly 300-dollars
ALL full-time students, however, will notice an increase in the mandatory
IN Q=Our fees
((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESMAN:OUR FEES ARE THE LOWEST IN THE STATE,
THIS YEAR, WE ARE RAISING FEES, BY A LITTLE OVER 100- DOLLARS PER YEAR, BUT
STILL, WHEN YOU FACTOR THAT IN WITH OUT TUITION, WE'RE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF
THE PACK, WE'RE ABOUT EIGHT IN THE STATE, IN THE COMBINED PACKAGE OF MANDATORY
FEES AND TUITION. ))
SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman; :00
OUT Q=and tuition.
The increase will be used to help pay for the new 21-point six million
dollar Student Health and Fitness Center.
The board also approved the creation of M-S and P-H-D degrees in computer
The T-V rights to one lesbian mother's story netted 75-thousand dollars, but
none of the money was set aside for her son.
Sharon Bottoms admitted to the amount she was paid for the t-v rights in
court yesterday, where she was seeking more lenient visitation rules for her
six- year- old son Tyler.
Her mother, Kay Bottoms, was awarded custody in 19-93.
The story of the mother's effort to keep her son was made into an A-B-C
movie, "For the Love of Tyler."
If you want a bigger car tax cut-- buy an expensive new car!
It's the argument Governor Jim Gilmore probably wishes he'd swallowed before
it crossed his lips.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=Every year
SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/(D) Reston; :57
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Every year, there's a slow day or two at the General Assembly.
So, in that context, Democrats were able to focus in on Governor Jim
Gilmore's call-in appearance last week on Martinsville's Cable 6.
sot cable 6
((CALLER: MY CAR IS AN '89. IT'S VALUED, MY PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX ON THAT CAR
IS PROBABLY NO MORE THAN 30- DOLLARS A YEAR. OVER A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS, WHAT
AM I GOING TO SAVE? THREE DOLLARS? I WENT TO THE GROCERY STORE YESTERDAY AND
GOT 54- DOLLARS WORTH OF GROCERIES. AND THE TAX ON THAT 54- DOLLARS WORTH OF
GROCERIES WAS THREE-DOLLARS AND 42-CENTS. NOW WHICH DO YOU SAVE THE MOST IN
FOR POOR PEOPLE? GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL FIRST OF ALL, THERE ARE A LOT OF
PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO NEED TO GET NEW CARS.))
sot DEBOER REACT 02:29:51
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL FIRST OF ALL, THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO
NEED TO GET NEW CARS. AND THE NEXT TIME THAT YOU REPLACE YOUR 89 CAR...))
SOT WOODRUM REACT 02:38:36
((FIRST OF ALL THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO NEED TO GET NEW CARS...))
((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: MY WIFE DRIVES AN '87. AND I HOPE SHE DOESN'T HEAR
((DEL. KEN PLUM/D-RESTON: GETTING A NEW CAR SHOWS AN INSENSITIVITY TO PEOPLE
THAT'S MOST UNFORTUNATE. I'M SURE IF THE GOVERNOR COULD, HE'D TAKE THOSE WORDS
BACK. IT WAS A SPUR OF THE MOMENT COMMENT AND I'M SURE HE DIDN'T MEAN IT THE
WAY IT KINDA SOUNDED.))
((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG: IT CERTAINLY SMACKS BACK TO MARIE ANTOINETTE. LET 'EM
The Governor's in Washington at the National Governor's Association meeting.
But his office does have a new talking point for him: 425- thousand
"working poor" Virginians get food stamps.
They may drive cars, but they won't get help from a food tax cut.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
The nation's highest court won't interrupt the flow of the Lake Gaston
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Water from the border lake has been pumping into Virginia Beach's water
supply for months.
But yesterday, without comment, the U-S Supreme Court rejected the latest
appeal by pipeline opponents.
North Carolina and the Roanoke River Basin Association had appealed the
pipeline's federal permit.
A deal's in the works to give Franklin County new sewer lines -- but they
won't come cheap.
The town of Rocky Mount will provide sewer service along Route 40 east in
the county ONLY if Franklin County builds and pays for the lines.
Then Rocky Mount will own them and keep all the revenue -- PLUS annex the
IN Q=If those services
((POSEY DILLON/TOWN COUNCIL: IF THOSE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED OUT INTO THE COUNTY
WE ASK THAT THE COUNTY HELP THE TOWN EXTEND ITS BOUNDARIES SO THAT THE REVENUE
COULD BE GENERATED AND THOSE PROPERTIES OR PARCELS BECOME PART OF THE TOWN OF
SUPER=01-Posey Dillon/Town Council;
OUT Q=town of Rocky Mount
Sewer lines might attract developers to the county -- and that would be the
And, the town says, Rocky Mount Elementary School would have safer water.
Still, sewer lines for Route 40 East would cost the county a million
Franklin County leaders say they will respond to the town's offer this
A part of the music industry has found a home in Roanoke.
Rebel Records is the nation's oldest bluegrass label, and two of its
releases are competing for a grammy award this year.
IN Q=Just about everybody
((DAVE FREEMAN/REBEL RECORDS: JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY IN BLUEGRASS MUSIC, ARTISTS
WISE AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER HAS BEEN ON ONE OF OUR LABELS OR WORKED WITH THE
GROUPS THAT WE'VE RECORDED, SO THAT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST PLEASURES OF THE THING
IS GETTING TO KNOW THE PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Dave Freeman/Rebel Records
OUT Q=getting to know the people.
TAKE BLUEGRASS GRAPHIC FULL-ESSc
Joe Dashiell continues his series tonight, with a profile of Rebel Records,
and one of the bands that has anchored the label for almost 20 years.
Hundreds of educators came to Roanoke yesterday to learn how they can take
their students across the world without leaving the classroom.
Intern Reporter Matt Feret has the story.
IN Q=The Virginia Tech
SUPER=01-Joy Colbert/Coordinator; :11
SUPER=01-Robert Anderson/Jet Propulsion Laboratories; :43
SUPER=01-Janet Johnson/College Dean; 1:06
OUT Q=Feret, News 7.
((Educators say continual advances in technology will make primary and
secondary classrooms more interactive.
IN Q=They're seeing
((JOY COLBERT/COORDINATOR: THEY'RE SEEING THINGS LIKE VIRTUAL JAMESTOWN
PROGRAM, WHICH WILL ALLOW PEOPLE TO GO ONLINE WITH A COMPUTER, AND ACTUALLY
TOUR JAMESTOWN AS IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN WHEN THE SETTLERS FIRST LANDED.))
OUT Q= first landed.
In the very near future, your kids might not have to get on a yellow
school bus to take a field trip-- they can just hop online and go virtually
anywhere. And once they're on, they can take a trip to an art museum,
archeological dig, or even peer into the depths of space.
Keynote speaker Robert Anderson of the Mars Pathfinder Mission says THAT kind
of interaction is already taking place.
IN Q=We have
((DR. ROBERT ANDERSON/JPL: WE HAVE EIGHT MORE MISSIONS GOING TO MARS IN THE
NEXT EIGHT YEARS, AND THERE'S A BIG EMPHASIS NOW IS TO MAKE THE CHILDREN
INVOLVED IN THE MISSIONS AS WE GO ALONG SO USING THIS IN THE CLASSROOM TEACHING
AND SHOWING IT IT'S NOT JUST SOMETHING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF A SCREEN, BUT THAT
ITS REAL ACTIVE, INTERACTIVE.))
OUT Q= real active, interactive.
The Virginia Tech conference showcases cutting- edge technology that closes
the gap between researchers and classroom teachers.
IN Q= We're able
((JANET JOHNSON/COLLEGE DEAN: WE'RE ABLE TO BEAM THE SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES
THAT ARE TAKING PLACE IN THE LABORATORY DIRECTLY INTO THE CLASSROOM RATHER THAN
WAITING THE FEW YEARS IT NORMALLY TAKES FOR A DISCOVERY TO FIRST GET INTO
SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS, THEN TO TEXTBOOKS THEN FINALLY ACTUALLY PRESENTED IN THE
OUT Q=the classroom
By making sure teachers are aware of such advances, Tech officials promise
the flow of information to Virginia's schools will be out of this world. Matt
Feret, news 7.))Eating-Right
Eating right when you go out to dine just got a little easier.
A group of five restaurants is teaming up with Downtown Roanoke Incorporated
and Carilion Health Systems.
This morning they announced a program that gives health-conscious eaters new
options when they dine downtown.
IN Q=for the average
((MARY WALKER/CARILION DIETITIAN: FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON, IT MEANS YOU CAN COME
TO A RESTAURANT, EAT A NUTRITIOUS MEAL THAT IS EITHER LOW IN FAT OR SENSIBLE
... IT WILL EASILY FIT INTO YOUR HEALTHFUL DIET. ))
SUPER=01-Mary Walker/Carilion Dietitian;
OUT Q=HEALTHFUL DIET
Each restaurant participating in the program offered samples of healthy
cuisine this morning.
Awful Arthur's, 3-0-9 First Street, Hunter's Grille, Primavera and Subway
have added the new items to their menus.
The chefs say they took out the fat ... without taking away the food's taste.
Interest will remain unchanged, at least for now.
That was the word today from Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan.
In his semi-annual report to Congress Greenspan hailed the remarkable
performance of the U-S economy.
But he predicted trouble from Asia, which he says makes the future highly
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The Old Dominion Athletic Conference crowned its tournament champion last
But not a new one, Hampden Sydney
College notched back to back titles.
And as Denise Allen reports this one went down to the wire.
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SUPER=01-Tony Shaver/Hampden Sydney Head Coach;
SUPER=01-Jeremy Harris/Tournament MVP;
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IN Q=Nat of band
Shot player introductions
The band was playing for Hampden Sydney, as the Tigers prepared to take the
court, Randolph Macon was looking to make this game sting.
And the Yellow Jackets would get on board first Sean McAloon to Brian
Pirttima for the short baseline 'j.'
But Sydney retalliated quickly David Hobbs gets the ball underneath and sees
Chris Fox all alone, Fox gets the three. And the Tigers lead.
They were looking to increase that margin when Chris Gerlufsen intercepts
the pass and goes all the way for the bucket.
The game was tight so the Tigers try the back door Brent Rusnak with the
perfect hallyoop to Jack Jirak for two and Hampden Sydney takes a 30-26 lead to
the lockerroom at the half.
The Yellow Jackets came out a different team. And when Josh Soper finds Matt
Meehan underneath it's 40-39 Randolph Macon.
From this point on the lead would see-saw back and forth.
Clutch three point shooting by T.J. Grimes would keep Sydney in the game
And in the Tigers last possession Tournament MVP Jeremy Harris is in the
right spot to put in the rebound and give Hampden Sydney the 52-51 win.
The Yellow Jackets had seven seconds to pull out the win, but the Tigers had
fouls to give and Randolph Macon's last second shot failed.
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: NOW HAMPDEN SYDNEY GOES TO THE NCAA DIVISION THREE
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.
RANDOLPH MACON COULD STILL GET A BIRTH.
THE YELLOW JACKETS WILL FIND OUT SUNDAY WHEN THE PAIRINGS ARE ANNOUNCED.
IN SALEM, DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 SPORTS.))Express
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From the Express front, the Northeast divisional leaders also have the player
of the week in the league.
Chris Lipsett had five goals and 2 assists last week.
You can catch him tonight at the Roundhouse as Roanoke hosts Johnstown in the
Aerosmith makeup game.
Remember it's pack the car night. Put as many folks in your car as you can
and the whole group gets in for just 18 dollars.
It is the final night for Rio de Janeiro's dusk-to-dawn Carnival parades.
SUPER=03-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio's carnival gave an Amazon flavor to the final parades with dancers
dressed as Indians and butterflies and floats depicting rain forest
A full house of 70-thousand spectators rose to its feet as the first of
32-hundred members of the Tradicao Samba school marched into the half-mile
avenue to begin their procession on the second and final night of the carnival.
In London this morning, singer Elton John found himself among royalty again.
The pop superstar was able to dodge cameras at Buckingham Palace today as he
was KNIGHTED by Queen Elizabeth the Second. It's reported that Elton John toned
down his wardrobe for the event.
John is no stranger to regal settings. He touched millions last September
when he sang his tribute song "Candle in the Wind" at Princess Diana's funeral.
The song has become the best-selling single of all time.