Coming up on News-7 at eleven:
The special prosecutor investigating President Clinton is accused of going
Actress Elizabeth Taylor is in a Los Angeles hospital but should be out soon.
And police kill a man in a Botetourt County shootout.
News-7 is next.
GRAPHIC=Police Officer Shot
One man is dead and a Botetourt County policeman is injured after a shootout
early this morning.
Deputy Ernest Spiva (Spy-va) stopped a man driving a pickup truck on
Spiva called for backup then approached 28-year-old Leonard Brent Jenkins
who, according to police, appeared to be drunk.
IN Q=FOR SOME REASON
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF; FOR SOME REASON THE DRIVER PULLED A GLOUCH
NINE MILLIMETER REVOLVER AND TURNED OUT THE WINDOW AND SHOT OFFICER SPIVA TWICE
IN THE CHEST.))
SUPER=01-Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co. Sheriff
OUT Q=IN THE CHEST.
Jenkins fired three shots at Spiva.
But the deputy was wearing a bulletproof vest and he only suffered a few
Another officer shot back, hitting Jenkins in the head and killing him.
IN Q=THERE'S NO DOUBT
((THERE'S NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT THIS WAS A JUSTIFIABLE SHOOTING. THIS
SUSPECT HAD FIRED THREE ROUNDS AND WE HAD AN OFFICER DOWN WHEN OFFICER HEPLER
OUT Q=RETURNED FIRE
State police are investigating the shooting.
In Washington there's a lot of skepticism tonight -- concerns from both
Republicans and Democrats that no matter what kind of agreement is worked out
Saddam Hussein can NOT be trusted.
Members of the Iraqi government said their leader is willing to let United
Nations weapons inspectors into his country.
3pm feed at 15:02:37
SUPER=04-"Meet the Press" NBC News;
But on Sunday-morning talk shows,
almost no one seemed to think there will be any progress as long as Saddam
Hussein remains Iraq's president.
SOT 3pm feed 15:03:47
IN Q=I am very
((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/(R) ARIZONA: I AM VERY CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL BE REVISITING
THIS CRISIS WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN AGAIN. AS LONG AS SADDAM HUSSEIN IS IN POWER
WE WILL BE FACED WITH THE CHALLENGE OF HIS UNENDING ZEAL TO ACQUIRE AND USE
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.))
SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona;
OUT Q=MASS DESTRUCTION
The U-N Secretary-General said there will be broad support for a military
attack against Iraq, if the government does not comply with U-N inspectors.
President Clinton spent the weekend in Utah, on a ski vacation with his
Now he's back in Washington, where his supporters spent today lashing out at
special prosecutor Kenneth Starr.
Democrats called for Starr's resignation.
And Republicans even said the man investigating the president might have gone
Sharyl Attkisson has more tonight from Washington.
SUPER=01-Anthony Zaccagnini/Linda Tripp's Attorney; :16
SUPER=04-Face the Nation; :44
SUPER=01-Sen. Robert Torricelli/(D) New Jersey; :49
SUPER=01-Rahm Emanuel/Senior White House Adviser; :57
SUPER=01-Sen. Arlen Specter/(R) Pennsylvania; 1:12
SUPER=01-Sen. Orrin Hatch/Chmn. Judiciary Committee; 1:34
SUPER=01-Sharyl Attkisson/Reporting; 1:45
OUT Q=Sharyl Attkisson, cbs news, the White House.
Straight ahead on News 7--an award winning actress is recooperating at Los
According to her publicist Elizabeth Taylor fell two days ago and was
admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center shortly afterward.
We'll have an update on her condition and the complete story when the news
Actress Elizabeth Taylor remains in a Los Angeles hospital tonight.
The Academy-Award winner reportedly fell in her home Friday...
Just hours before she was supposed to attend her 66th birthday party.
Sources say Taylor was NOT seriously hurt, even though the fall knocked her
Taylor's expected to leave the hospital in a day or two.
The company that brought us Dolly, the cloned sheep, has now given birth to
Mr. Jefferson, the cloned cow.
And the blessed event happened right here in Virginia.
That's one of the stories in this week's News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=Another year, another
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :39
SUPER=03-Covington/File Tape; :50
OUT Q=up 42 points.
((Another year, another clone for P-P-L Therapeutics.
The Scotland-based company that made Dolly the sheep teamed up with Virginia
Tech researchers and produced Mr. Jefferson.
He's the world's fourth cloned calf.
And he's proof, P-P-L said, that cloning works on more than one kind of
Credit Unions around Roanoke say it's a setback.
The U-S Supreme Court ruled that everyone who belongs to a credit union must
share a common bond, such as where they work or live.
Credit Unions now want Congress to pass a bill that would overpower the high
It's a good time to fill up.
The American Automobile Association reports the average price for a gallon of
self-serve regular unleaded is one dollar and three cents.
That's Virginia's lowest price in nearly four years.
It was a rough first quarter for Westvaco.
The company reported a 34-million dollar drop in earnings, compared with the
same period last year.
Company officials said weak foreign markets hurt overseas business.
The paper and envelope maker is Covington's major employer.
Dow Jones pre pro
On Wall Street, it was another record for the Dow.
The Industrial Average gained 132-points this week to finish at 85-46.
The Nasdaq was up 42-points.))
A diesel feul spill in Roanoke this morning left crews working for hours
trying to clean it all up.
A passerby noticed a sheen on Tinker Creek near the 400-block of Campbell
Crews tried to contain the fuel, but the creek's fast-moving current made the
It's not known where the fuel came from.
Crews said it was a small amount and does not pose a serious environmental
The Department of Environmental Quality has investigated spills in that area
before and is working with Roanoke officials to find out what caused today's
A Patrick Henry high school student's Girl Scout project from three years ago
has brought her some unexpected recognition.
David Johnson has more.
IN Q=What was the
SUPER=01-Rachel Chandler/Author; :17
SUPER=01-Michael Chandler/Rachel's Father; :33
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Lee/Rachel's Principal; 1:09
OUT Q=Djo, News 7
What was the most important lesson in your life?
As a 12- year old, that's what Rachel Chandler asked high profile people.
She planned to make a scrap book of the answers, until the national spotlight
that was usually on the people answering the question moved to the person
IN Q=WHEN I WAS
((RACHEL CHANDLER/AUTHOR; WHEN I WAS ON THE "TODAY SHOW", PEOPLE WERE CALLING,
PUBLISHERS WERE CALLING AND ASKING IF THEY COULD MAKE IT A PUBLISHED BOOK AND I
SAW NO REASON WHY NOT. SO THEY DID.))
OUT Q=SO THEY DID.
Rachel's family hired an agent, but putting the book together would take
longer than expected.
IN Q=WE DISCOVERED
((MICHAEL CHANDLER/RACHEL'S FATHER; WE DISCOVERED THAT THE LETTERS WERE
RACHEL'S PROPERTY BUT IN ORDER TO PUBLISH THEM, WE HAD TO WRITE BACK TO ALL OF
THE FOLKS WE'D WRITTEN AND GET WRITTEN PERMISSION TO USE THEIR LETTERS FOR THE
BOOK. SO IT TOOK ANOTHER YEAR OR SO TO GET ALL THAT INFORMATION BACK
OUT Q=BACK TOGETHER.
IN Q=YES, IT WAS
((YES IT WAS VERY AMAZING TO ME, YOU KNOW. I DIDN'T REALIZE SO MUCH WOULD GO
INTO MAKING UP BOOKS.))
OUT Q=UP BOOKS.
One of the first copies of the book went to Rachels's high school principal.
Elizabeth Lee noticed that the letters shared a common theme.
IN Q=THE ONE THING
((ELIZABETH LEE/RACHEL'S PRINCIPAL; THE ONE THING THAT I SAW CONSTANTLY COMING
IN ALMOST EVERY LETTER WAS A MESSAGE TO CARE FOR OTHERS.))
OUT Q=CARE FOR OTHERS.
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SO WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE 15- YEAR OLD? WITH MODESTY,
SHE SAYS SHE HOPES TO HAVE A FUTURE IN WRITING, PROBABLY FICTION. BUT FOR NOW,
IT'S LIFE AS USUAL FOR THE NOT SO AVERAGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT. DAVID JOHNSON,
When the news continues, if you were born on february 29th you'll have to
wait until the year 2000 before officially celebrating your birthday.
That's when the next leap year arrives.
But, Polly Hubble says she's learned to enjoy celebrating her birthday every
We'll hear from her when the news continues.
What would you do if your birthday came around only once every four years?
Roanoke County resident Polly Hubble was born on February 29th in 1928-- a
She says there are some advantages to celebrating only 17 birthdays in the
IN Q=ONE OF THE
((POLLY HUBBLE/LEAP YEAR BIRTHDAY; ONE OF THE WAYS IT WORKS FOR ME IS I CAN LIE
ABOUT MY AGE AND SAY I'VE ONLY HAD SO MANY REAL BIRTHDAYS. BUT I ACCEPT
PRESENTS ON FEBRAURY 28TH AND MARCH FIRST.))
SUPER=01-Polly Hubble/Leap Year Birthday;
OUT Q=MARCH FIRST
The 70- year- old says she celebrates a little more on leap years than she
does the years in between, when she celebrates on March 1st.
But Polly says she has never gone without presents.
IN Q=I HAVE A
((I HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS AND A WONDERFUL FAMILY AND THEY'RE ALL AWARE OF WHEN
MY BIRTHDAY IS. IF IT'S NOT A BIG CELEBRATION, THEY AT LEAST CELEBRATE IN A
OUT Q=SMALL WAY
Polly's looking forward to a big bash in a couple of years, with her official
birthday falling on February 29th in the year 2000.
Construction along Route 2-20 means a major side street in Roanoke County
will be closed for a while.
Stacey Martin has more on this week's edition of Road Report.
IN Q=In Roanoke County
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :09
OUT Q=I'm Stacey Martin.
((In Roanoke County the intersection of Pine Needle Drive and Route 2-20 will
be shut down starting tomorrow. And, V-DOT says it will stay closed for the
remainder of this month.
In, Franklin County the bridge along Route 6-76 over Jeter Creek is being
replaced. And, starting on the 16th of this month Route 6-76 will be closed
where it crosses Route 6-36 and Route 6-34.
Bridge construction continues in Botetourt County along Route 6-12 over Mill
Creek and that road is closed to through traffic.
And, there's some good news for people in Franklin County where traffic is
once again flowing along Route 600. Workers still have to put the finishing
touches on the bridge that was replaced there, but the road is now open to
And, that's it for this week's edition of Road Report. I'm Stacey Martin.))
This month we spring ahead into Daylight Saving Time-- and we start thinking
about breaking out the shorts.
What else can you expect? Find out in the March Almanac.
OUT Q=Happy Spring (graphic)
SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/Showers Likely/36-40/Variable Clouds/Showers
SUPER=331-Cloudy/Scattered Showers/38-40/Partly Sunny/Scattered
SUPER=332-Rain & Snow/Showers Likely/33-37/Rain or Snow/Showers
SUPER=333-Rain & Snow Poss./Up to 1"/32-36/Rain or Snow/Showers
SUPER=334-Rain or Snow/Showers Likely/33-37/Mostly Cloudy/Showers
The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech have advanced to the Atlantic 10
championship game against Massachusetts.
Tech upsets top seeded George Washington 73 to 72.
SUPER=03-Amherst, MA/Tech vs George Washington; :
Bonnie Henrickson watching as her Hokies work the ball around the court.
But G.W. would take the lead in the first half Alisa Agular hits the three
pointer making it a three point game.
Tech's Michelle Housewright led the Hokies with 20 points she scores this
basket to give Tech a one point lead.
G.W. would keep the ball outside as Marlo Eggleston pulls up and hits this
The Hokies get the ball to Kelly Drinka working the inside with the power
move and drawing the foul.
But Tech set a tournament record for SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/73/George
Washington/72/;free throws and the Hokies hold off George Washington for the
73 to 72 upset win.
Fourth Ranked Kansas had to work for a 71 to 67 win over Oklahoma State this
SUPER=03-Stillwater, OK/ABC SPORTS; :
Roy Williams checking the action in the first half.
The Cowboys working hard for the hoop Desmond Mason with the double pump off
the glass cutting the Jayhawk lead to 6.
But Kansas hits a run on this play T.J. Pugh takes it to the hoop for the
jam to make it 39 to 26 Jayhawks.
And in the second Half Raef SUPER=33-Kansas/71/Oklahoma St./67/;Lafrentz
takes it to the hoop for the three point play and Kansas wins it 71 to 67.
Davidson will represent the Southern Conference in the N-C-A-A tournament.
The Wildcats knocked off Appalachian State 66 to 62.
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/ESPN; :
Davidson coach Bob McKillop watching from the bench.
The Wildcats Mark Donnelly steps up and hits the three pointer but Davidson
led the game by three.
The Mountaineers went on a roll Marshall Phillips hits his third three
pointer of the half but Davidson led by 5 at the half.
Then in the second half Ben Ebong SUPER=33-Davidson/66/Appalachian
St./62/;hits the turnaround jumper and Davidson holds on for the 66 to 62 win.
Curtis Staples is the King of the three point shot with 410.
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/ABC Sports;
The U-V-A star and former Patrick Henry High School player has broken the
Division one record for three point field goals.
Today he was welcomed home by a church full of family and friends.
He was showered with gifts not to mention encouragement and love.
Staples says this is where it all started.
IN Q= yesterday when I
SUPER=01-Curtis Staples/410 Three Point Shots;
OUT Q=see all these people
The New York Knicks rallied in the second half to beat Los Angeles at
Madison Square Garden.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/NBC SPORTS; :
Patrick Ewing still nursing his broken wrist.
Veteran Herb Williams pressed into action he hits the jumper and the Knicks
took a two point lead.
Larry Johnson was in foul trouble early in the first quarter but here he
takes it to the hoop for the score.
Los Angeles would come back and take a three point lead when Kobe Bryant
pulls up behind the line and hits the three.
The game was close throughout the SUPER=32-L.A. Lakers/89/New
York/101/;second half Eddie Jones with the easy hoop but New York goes on to
win the game 101 to 89.
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/NBC SPORTS; :
Grant Hill returns to the floor after a time out.
But Kevin Garnett was the show he hits this jumper with one point two
seconds left on the clock as the T-wolves beat the Pistons.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=0098-j/Davidson/66//Appalachian St./62////N.C. State/58/j/Wake
SUPER=0098-j/Virginia Tech/73//G. Washington/72///;
SUPER=0096-j/New York/101//L.A. Lakers/89////Denver/63/j/Indiana/90///;
OUT Q=......last score."
And coming up in Sports, Mark Martin picks up career win 23 taking the
checkered flag in the first Las Vegas 400.
And Woods and Mayfair battle in sudden death to determine the winner of the
P-G-A's Nissan open.
Mark Martin won the first race in Vegas taking the checkered flag in the Las
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/ABC SPORTS; :
Rusty Wallace showed he had a strong car early in the race he passed Mark
Martin and then Dale Jarrett to take over the lead on lap 33.
Jeff Gordon again having handling problems and he dropped back to the 23-rd
position at one point in the race.
South Boston's Jeff burton was the leader with 221 laps to go he led 37 laps
before being black flagged for driving to fast on pit road. He dropped to
Dale Earnhardt worked his way through traffic and he moved from the 26-th
spot to the 10-th spot.
Then the first caution of the day came out when Kenny Irwin spins to the
top of the track and then back down however, his car did not hit the wall.
After pit stops on the Caution Jimmy Spencer was the leader at the halfway
point of the race.
Martin came back and he would pass Wallace to again lead the race this time
with 66 laps to go.
Then Dale Jarrett had some problems he apparently blew an engine and was
forced to pull his car to the garage area.
But Martin would hold on and take the checkered flag winning the Las Vegas
400 for his first win of the season.
IN Q="We Made a...
((MARK MARTIN/LAS VEGAS 400 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Mark Martin/Las Vegas 400 Winner; :
OUT Q=........this week."
Martin's teammate Jeff Burton was second, Rusty Wallace third, Johnny Benson
fourth and Jeremy Mayfield fifth.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everbody.
Billy Mayfair is the winner of the P-G-A's Nissan Open. He beat Tiger Woods
in a playoff.
SUPER=03-Valencia, CA/CBS SPORTS; :
After a 65 on Saturday, Woods moved into the hunt on the front nine
yesterday but his attempt at this birdie putt on the first playoff hole missed.
Woods shot 66 yesterday.
Mayfair forced the playoff with a birdie on the 18-th hole then he came
through with this birdie putt for the win on the first hole of a sudden death
Mayfair shot a final round 67.
Mark Martin wins the first Las Vegas 400. More later on Mornin'.
What's 85-years old, weighs 7-million pounds, and was moving down
Manhattan's 42nd Street today? The historic Empire Theatre.
The theatre had to relocate to its new home--170 feet down the street.
Developers lifted the building off its foundation and onto a track of steel
rollers which moved the structure to make way for a 25-screen movie complex.
The entire job took about five hours.
And, that's it for News-7 at Eleven. Good night.