Senate Majority leader Trent Lott is trashing the U-N agreement with Iraq-
saying it gives in to Saddam Hussein.
But Secretary of State Madeline Albright says it must be tested.
((AS I SAID THERE ARE LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS BUT THIS IS NOT A TIME FOR U.N
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=for U.N. Bashing.
Some changes may be in the works for laws governing day care. We'll tell you
what they are.
You can see a solar eclipse tomorrow- but how do you watch safely? We'll
find out how to without harming your eyes.
Plus another warm day in store- Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
A father says it was hospital workers who fatally injured his son.
John William McCloskey died February 24, 1996- His father says after workers
at Western State Hospital violated him with a broom handle or similar device.
Now, two years after his son's death from internal injuries, he's suing the
hospital for 10 million dollars.
Hospital officials deny any wrongdoing--claiming McCloskey was violated by
deputies with the Rockbridge County Sheriff's Department when they arrested him
in December of '94.
The teen was charged with disorderly conduct and exposing himself at a store
in Arnold's Valley. Shortly, afterward a magistrate declared McCloskey mentally
ill and ordered him to be sent to Western State Hospital.
Sheriff Day denies his deputies did anything wrong.
SOT 13.07.33 - 13.07.59
IN Q=The deputy marked
((ROCKBRIDGE CO. SHERIFF BOB DAY: THE DEPUTY MARKED IN ROUTE FROM THE STORE TO
THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND ARRIVED HERE IN 22 MINUTES WHICH IS NORMAL DRIVING
TIME. THE TIME THE DEPUTY ARRIVED UNTIL ABOUT FOUR MINUTES 'TIL THE ARREST
WAS MADE. SO, WE'RE REALLY LOOKING AT 30 MINUTES THERE TO ARRIVE HERE AND PUT
IN A HOLDING CELL. THE MAGISTRATE CAME AND ISSUED WARRANTS AND THEN HE WAS
ADMITTED TO JAIL.))
SUPER=01-Bob Day/Rockbridge Co. Sheriff
OUT Q=admitted to jail.
Carl McCloskey is suing the hospital for 20 millions dollars.
A hearing date for the trial has yet to be set.
A jury in Florida recommends the death penalty for Lawrence Singleton- the
man convicted of murdering a prostitute.
((WE THE JURY... SENTENCE TO DEATH.))
OUT Q=sentence to death.
The 70 year old man made headlines 20 years ago after he raped a California
girl, cut her arms off and left her for dead.
But Mary Vincent survived- she testifed against Singleton yesterday in the
penalty phase of his trial.
Singleton had been released early from prison in California when he killed a
31 year mother of three in Florida.
The United Nations deal with Iraq is not a good one-
That's the assessment of Senate Majority leader Trent Lott-
He calls it a cave-in to Saddam Hussein.
Lott says U-N Secretary General SUPER=03-Washington, DC;
Kofi Annan harmed the credibility of the U-N- and did not adequately address
the threat posed by Saddam.
((INSTEAD OF STANDING ON PRINCIPLE HE SAT WITH THE UNPRINCIPLED AND GAVE HIM
WHAT HE WANTED.))
((IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO REJECT THE DEAL IF IT LEAVES SADDAM HUSSEIN REJOICING
AND IT LEAVES UNSCOM OUT IN THE COLD.))
SUPER=01-Senator Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader;
OUT Q=out in the cold.
But the Secretary of State says it's time to test the agreement not reject
((THE PROOF IS IN THE TESTING AND THAT WILL GO FORWARD. AS I SAID THERE ARE
LEGITIMATE QUESIONS BUT THIS IS NOT A TIME FOR U.N. BASHING.))
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=for U-N Bashing.
The deal has still not been formally accepted by the United States.
There won't be a verdict in the Abed trial anytime soon... not this week,
maybe not until the end of next week.
The jury foreman today predicted it may take ten working days to render a
decision in the racketeering and arson case in federal court.
As he pointed out, this was "day- three." So, by that estimate, the
verdict would come a week from Friday.
The judge has another trial in Charlottesville next week, but the foreman
in this case told him he'd be "very safe" going to Charlottesville.
President Clinton says it will take months or years to rebuild what nature
destroyed in just seconds.
The President got a first hand view of the destruction in Florida from the
Then it was a ground tour- where he talked with people and surveyed the
((ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS ARE PRAYING FOR YOU AND PULLING
FOR YOU AND WHATEVER IT IS WITHIN MY POWER TO DO TO HELP YOU RETURN YOUR LIVES
TO NAOMRAL WE WILL DO.))
OUT Q=WE WILL DO."
39 People in all died in Monday's tornadoes- nine people from the
campground where the President spoke.
wipe wipe wipe
wipe wipe wipe
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;
The storm that drenched California is now dumping heavy snow in other
Blizzard conditions have brought traffic to a halt on highways in Eastern
Wyoming and in Salt Lake City, the airport shut down when the plows could not
keep up with the snow.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The way credit unions do business could be about to change.
and new regulations could also change the way day care centers watch over your
children. We'll have details on both stories after this break.
Two bills passed by the Virginia State Senate geared toward tightening day
care regulations have some Roanoke child care providers concerned.
Yesterday the Senate approved imposing 500-dollar fines on day care centers
who endanger children in their care.
Some who provide day care services out of their homes agree with the
legislation... at least in part.
IN Q=THINGS THAT ARE
((THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THE HOMES ARE USUALLY BLAMED ON CHILD CARE
PROVIDERS, PEOPLE THAT ARE PROVIDING CARE FOR THESE OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN.
IT'S JUST GOING TO BE A BIG MESS.))
((I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE DAY CARE PROVIDERS BEING SET UP BY THE PARENT THAT
MAY BE GIVING THEM SOME TROUBLE. OTHERWISE, I FEEL IT'S VERY GOOD BECAUSE
EVERYTHING SHOULD BE SAFE IN THE HOME FOR DAY CARE FOR ALL CHILDREN.))
SUPER=01-Barbara Cox/Barbara's Child Care; :00
SUPER=01-Jacqueline Brown/Brown Family Day Care Home; :12
OUT Q=ALL CHILDREN
The Senate also approved a bill requiring licensed day care providers to
personally spend at least three-quarters of their time taking care of the
children, rather than hiring someone else to do it.
The Supreme Court handed down a ruling today that local credit unions are
That ruling said banks can sue credit unions for opening up their membership
to people outside of a common group.
That group is made of people who live or work in the same place, or belong to
a similar organization.
IN Q=it means
SUPER=01-Donna Harris/FedStar Credit Union;
((IT MEANS WE HAVE A WHOLE LOT MORE WORK TO DO. IT MEANS NOW MORE THAN EVER WE
NEED TO, FOR OUR MEMBERS TO CONTINUE CALLING AND WRITING -- AND THEY'VE BEEN
WONDERFUL IN DOING SO TO THEIR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN.))
The ruling was widely seen as a victory for the banking industry.
The Independent Bankers Association of America said:
"The Supreme Court today confirmed that some credit unions have overstepped
Banks also urged Congress not to rush to judgment.
Congress is considering a bill that would re-write the law that governs
The bill would have the effect of overturning today's court ruling.
Black farmers say it's an emergency: 30 days before planting season,
they're not receiving federal loans.
The National Black Farmers Association protested in front of the Farm
Service Agency -- saying their loans are always rejected.
They say the Farm Service Agency discriminates against black farmers --
and small farms.
IN Q=I don't ask
((DOUG WITCHER/FARMER: I DON'T ASK ... ANSWERING UP.))
OUT Q=answering up
None of these farmers applied for loans this year -- saying it was too
much paperwork for nothing.
But by the end of the rally, many made appointments with loan officers --
who say there's still more than two million dollars available.
Don Davis of the Farm Service Agency says he cannot refute the farmers'
claims of racism -- but he would be happy to talk to each farmer one-on-one.
Catholics around the world are observing Ash Wednesday-
((NAT MUSIC FOR FEW SECONDS.))
OUT Q=nat music.
Today Pope John Paul the second celebrated Mass in Italy.
Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and observance-
Ashes are used to mark a crucifix on the forehead as symbolic reminder of
Ash Wednesday begins the Christian period of Lent- the forty days leading to
The pope is calling on people to use Lent to renew ties with the church and
re-establish dialogue with God.
After this break, we'll let you know how to view tomorrow's lunar eclipse,
and it's a good night for a Franklin County musician as he takes three of
The Grammies have been good to Dan Tyminski (ti-MIN-skee).
As a member of the group Alison Krauss and Union Station, the Franklin
County musician won three of the awards today.
DISSOLVE TO FULLSCREEN BLUEGRASS SPOTLIGHT
Joe Dashiell visits with Tyminski as we conclude our series, Bluegrass
IN Q=Dan Tyminski was raised
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Dan Tyminski/Alison Krauss & Union Station; :18
SUPER=04-Rounder Records; :37
OUT Q=JD News 7
((Dan Tyminski was raised on acoustic music, but in Vermont, not Virginia.
He followed friends here and now makes his home near Ferrum with his wife
Elise, and their children.
IN Q=This has become my home
((DAN TYMINSKI/ALISON KRAUSS AND UNION STATION: THIS HAS BECOME MY HOME. IT'S
BECOME ALL OUR HOMES. MY WIFE. MY KIDS, EVERYONE LOVES IT HERE.))
((I FOUND WHEN I LIVED IN NASHVILLE THAT I STILL SPENT SO MANY HOURS OUT OF THE
YEAR ON THE ROAD, IT DOESN'T REALLY FEEL ANY DIFFERENT TO ME. I THINK THIS IS A
NICE RETREAT FOR ME.))
OUT Q=nice retreat for me.
Formerly a member of the Lonesome River Band, he was invited to join
Alison Krauss and Union Station about four years ago, as the group's popularity
NAT SOUND OF ALISON KRAUSS VIDEO
He's played the White House, collected national awards, recorded million-
selling albums, but it isn't the spotlight he craves.
SOT TYMINSKI 10:50:34
IN Q=We've met about everyone
((DAN TYMINSKI/ALISON KRAUSS AND UNION STATION: WE'VE MET ABOUT EVERYONE THERE
IS TO MEET, AND WE'VE HAD A GREAT TIME, BUT I THINK WE ALL STILL PLAY FOR THE
LOVE OF THE MUSIC. I THINK ANY OF THE FAME, OR THE POPULARITY, THAT'S
DEFINITELY A BONUS. THAT MAKES US SMILE THROUGHOUT THE DAY, BUT I THINK THE
FIRST SMILE COMES FROM PLAYING THE MUSIC TO BEGIN WITH.))
OUT Q=to begin with.
Despite the pressure that commercial success brings, Tyminski says
members of the band have been able to continue making the kind of music that
makes them happy.
And for that he feels fortunate.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
A partial solar eclipse can be seen in Virginia tomorrow afternoon, but
getting a first hand view can be dangerous.
A local optometrist has some advice on how to get the full benefit of the
moon covering the sun, without hurting your eyes.
Doctor Scott Mann says there are many safe ways to indirectly view the
eclipse, but only two methods of looking directly into the sun.
IN Q=One is a mylar
((DR. SCOTT MANN/OPTOMETRIST:ONE IS A MYLAR FILTER WHICH IS A SPECIAL FILTER
USED BY NASA QUITE A BIT AND THERE MADE IN SPECIAL CLIP SUNGLASSES, THEY'RE
ACTUALLY AVAILABLE IN THIS AREA, I TALKED TO THE PEOPLE AT THE PLANETARIUM AND
THEY HAVE SOME PAIRS AVAILABLE AT THIS SHOP AT CENTER IN THE SQUARE AND YOU CAN
VIEW THE ECLIPSE SAFELY THROUGH THOSE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Scott Mann/Optometrist
OUT Q=through those.
Eclipse watchers can also use Number 14 welder's goggles for protection.
SUPER=330-Clear Skies/Wind NW-15/34-36/Mostly Sunny/And Mild/60-64;
SUPER=331-Clear And/Chilly/32-35/Mostly Sunny/And Mild/62-65;
SUPER=332-Clear With/Light Winds/30-32/Partly Sunny/And Milder/60-62;
SUPER=333-Clear/And Breezy/30-32/Increasing Clouds/Late/55-60;
SUPER=334-Clear With/Northwest Winds/27-29/Partly Cloudy/Much Warmer/60-63;
More high school regional basketball news is on the way.
Right after a quick break, Steve Mason joins us with this week's edition on
Hometown Hoops Weekly.
Also last night at halftime, the Hokies welcomed back Ace Custis!
The injured Dallas Maverick returned home to watch his retired jersey be
unveiled by the Hokies Bird alongside Dell Curry and Bimbo Coles.
IN Q="I feel...
((ACE CUSTIS/1706 POINTS & 1177 REBOUNDS:))
SUPER=01-Ace Custis/1706 Points & 1177 Rebounds; :00
OUT Q=...FOR ME."
GO TO BREAK
The Virginia Tech Hokies watched their record fall to 9-and-16 last night
with a 14 point loss to George Washington at the Cassell.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Colonials vs. Hokies; :00
Mike Jarvis and the GW Colonials came to the Cassell last night looking to
keep Tech locked in the cellar of the West Division.
The Hokies freshman sensation Rolan Roberts gave Jarvis and eyeful working
the perimeter and finding Jenis Grindstaff. He gets the 3 to drop, plus he
draws the foul.
GW would counter as Shawnta Rogers gets the loose ball, drives, and dished to
7-1 Alexander Koul for the powerful slam. And GW is in front.
Tech would continue to fight as Brendan Dunlap drives through four Colonials
and makes the underhanded scoop.
SUPER=33-George Washington/64/Virginia Tech/50;
But GW was just too much last night as Rogers gives it up off the steal to
Mike King. The Colonials win their
21st game of the year 64 to 50.
The first day of the men's Big South tournament is history and so are three
first round losers.
Last night host Liberty avoided that label by beating Coastal Carolina
78 to 70.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Coastal Carolina vs. Liberty; :00
Former Liberty head coach Jeff Meyer was in the crowd last night watching his
old team with mixed emotions.
And he would see Coastal get the upper hand as Marcus Stewart drives in the
scores early in the game.
Liberty Freshman Jeremy Day would answer that with an inside bucket of his
own, plus he draws the foul.
The Chanticleers come back as Andrew Hinton moves outside and knocks in the
shot from just inside the three point line.
But Liberty is able to pull out the 78 to 70 win as Jay Boykin scores.
The Flames play UNC Asheville Friday night in the semi-finals.
Radford University also earned a Big South semi final spot last night.
The highlanders beat Charleston Southern and will now face UMBC on Friday
And don't forget the women's Big South tournament opens later today in the
This afternoon Radford University beat Charleston Southern to earn a
semi-final date with UMBC on Friday night.
Roy Stanley tells us how the Highlanders won their eighth straight game.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Charleston Southern vs. Radford; :00
SUPER=01-Kevin Robinson/22 Points & 10 Rebounds; :27
SUPER=33-Radford/75/Charleston Southern/68/; :54
SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Radford Head Coach; :1:02
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
The Colonial Conference tournament also opened tonight with the play-in game.
And VCU extends Sonny Smith's career one more game as VCU beats East Carolina
The one game a night format in the Region 3 continued last night with
Blacksburg and Dan River meeting in the quarterfinals at Rustburg high school.
SUPER=03-Rustburg/Blacksburg vs. Dan River; :00
The Dogwood Dominators from Ringgold made quick work of the Blue Ridge
runners-up last night.
Early in the game Alan Petty with the dish to six-five Lloyd Tillman who
hammers down the alleyoop slam.
Blacksburg would have to play catchup as Randy Cross gets the rock to Matt
Maher and the Indians cut the Wildcats lead down to four points.
But Dan River would win this one
57-to-45 as Petty scores and the Wildcats advance to play Salem in Friday
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly
Berths in the state tournament will go to the winners of tomorrow night's
regional semi-final games.
Steve Mason has the regional wrapup for us in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Northwest Region Quarterfinals; :22
SUPER=03-Danville/Colonels vs. Eagles; :32
SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Head Coach; :42
SUPER=04-Girls NW Region First Round; :55
SUPER=01-Linda Long/Cave Spring Head Coach; 1:07
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/Region C Quarterfinals; 1:13
SUPER=01-Nelson Fox/Parry McCluer Head Coach; 1:23
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Region C Quarterfinal; 1:32
SUPER=01-Art Lawrence/Glenvar Head Coach; 1:43
OUT Q=...hometown hoops weekly...MUSIC COMES FULL"...
((Eyes and ears listened and watched as Cave Spring advanced to the Northwest
region semifinal and, in the process won 18 games; two school firsts.
tomorrow; a David and Goliath matchup tips off with Danville's awesome
Charles Stephens and Marquis Cunningham.
The 4 time regional champion Ladies must beat Fleming a fourth time this
season to end a two year Northwest title game absence.
Parry McCluer; which plays John Battle in one Region C semifinal tomorrow;
ended Floyd County's state championship defense with a 81-69 win over the
Glenvar faces Bland in the Highlanders 5th straight trip to the region C
final four. A 4th consecutive visit to state hinges on lessons learned from a
close win over George Wythe.))
Tonight's the night the music industry gathers to honor its best and
Liz Mullen has more on Grammy Night.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
OUT Q=CBS NEWS
(NATS--"And the winner is...WillN Smith") (8:10)
MUSIC'S BIGGEST AWARD SHOW GOT OFF TO A BIG START WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
BEST RAP SOLO WENT TO WILL SMITH FOR HIS MONSTER HIT "MEN IN BLACK".
(SOT: Will Smith/Best Rap Solo) (8:14)
"I want to dedicate this to Tupac and Biggie."
THE SURPRISE OF THE NIGHT CAME DURING THE PRESENTATION FOR "SONG OF THE YEAR".
WHILE ACCEPTING HER AWARD FOR "SUNNY CAME HOME", WRITER SHAWN COLVIN WAS
UPSTAGED BY THE RAP GROUP "WU-TANG CLAN'S" LEAD SINGER.
SINGER O-D-B HIJACKED THE MICROPHONE FROM HER, LIVE BEFORE A NATIONWIDE
(SOT: Shawn Colvin/Song of the Year)
"I'm confused now...."
OTHER BIG WINNERS INCLUDED.... R KELLY FOR BEST R AND B VOCAL....
AND TRISHA YEARWOOD FOR BEST FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PEFORMANCE FOR "HOW DO I
THE NIGHT WAS A STAR-STUDDED EVENT WITH PERFORMANCES BY...LEANN RIMES
(5 sec nats)
BUT CONSPICUOUSLY ABSENT WAS BARBRA STREISAND, WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO SING A DUET
WITH CELINE DION.
SHE WENT ON ALONE, SINGING HER NUMBER ONE HIT FROM THE WORLD'S FAVORITE MOVIE
(5 SEC NATS)
EARLIER IN THE EVENING GRAMMYS WENT TO ELTON JOHN FOR HIS TRIBUTE TO PRINCESS
DIANA FOR "CANDLE IN THE WIND."
SARAH MCLACHLAN FOR BEST FEMALE POP PERFORMANCE IN "BUILDING A MYSTERY".
AND FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR, KENNETH "BABYFACE" EDMONDS FOR PRODUCER OF
THE YEAR..., A GRAMMY RECORD.
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