Coming up on News 7-
A train derailment tonight on Route 460 in Elliston.
A News 7 Crew is on the scene
and will have a live report.
It's breakout day at VMI- some of these new cadets are women.
And should some old homes make way for development. Find out what poeple are saying tonight.
News 7 is next.
A train derailed tonight on Route 460 in Elliston.
A News 7 Crew is on the scene
and will have a live report on News 7 at Eleven.
The Army's one time top enlisted man was repremanded and busted by one rank for obstruction of justice- but Gene McKinney was acquitted of sexual misconduct charges.
((THE THING THAT REALLY GETS ME ABOUT THIS, IF THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN, I WOULD HAVE NEVER EVER TAKEN THIS ON, FOR WHAT?))
[SUPER=01-Brenda Hoster/Brought Charges against McKinney; ]
[OUT Q=for what?]
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Norfolk Southern crews jave their hands full tonight.
A train carrying a variety of items derailed a few hours ago in Montgomery County-
Teresa Hamilton is at the scene near route 460 with the latest.
((Rollcue: close to the scene.))
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[SUPER=01-Sgt. William Wiatt/Montgomery Co. Sheriffs Dept.; :34]
[OUT Q=on down]
(Q&A: Do Norfolk Southern officials have any idea what happened?)
Roanoke City Council approves the rezoning of a residential area for commercial development, but not without some controversy.
[Double Boxes=Jean/David Newsroom]
David Johnson is in our newsroom with the latest development of this ongoing issue.
Jean, most Southern Hills residents are okay with a portion of their community being designated for commercial use, but insist on not having the rest of the neighborhood invaded and having the residential portion upgraded.
(Rollcue: portion upgraded.)
[IN Q=WE HAVE DEVELOPERS]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Gravely/Southern Hills Property Owner; :01]
[SUPER=01-Linc Barrett/Southern Hills Improvement Asso.; :31]
[SUPER=01-Janice Vineyard/Southern Hills Resident; :53]
[OUT Q=commercial properties]
[IN Q=WE HAVE DEVELOPERS]
((WAYNE GRAVELY/SOUTHERN HILLS PROPERTY OWNER; WE HAVE DEVELOPERS THAT'S GOING TO TRY TO DEVELOP THIS LAND AND MAKE IT BETTER FOR THE NEIGHBORS OUT THERE. I DON'T SEE WHY PEOPLE ARE KICKING.))
[OUT Q=ARE KICKING]
Residents are kicking because they want to know what they're going to get in exchange for putting up with commercial development being placed in their back yards.
The city proposed to put in 800-thousand dollars in sidewalks and other neighborhood improvements into the Griffin Road area, which is just across the street from the proposed project.
But some say they were almost insulted by the figure.
[IN Q=ACCORDING TO WHAT]
((LINC BARRETT/SOUTHERN HILLS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT; ACCORDING TO WHAT I'VE SEEN-- THE FIGURES I SAW TO DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO SOUTHERN HILLS-- IS NOT 800-THOUSAND DOLLARS BUT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS.))
[OUT Q=MILLION DOLLARS.]
City Manager Bob Herbert explained the 800-thousand dollar neighborhood infrastructure offer was equivalent to the needs of the project and contingent upon approval of the rezoning.
Some questioned that reasoning.
[IN Q=WE STRONGLY BELIEVE]
((JANICE VINEYARD/SOUTHERN HILLS RESIDENT; WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT, AS HARD WORKING, TAX-PAYING, VOTING CITIZENS, WE SHOULD NOT TRY TO PLACE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MAKING IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ON SOMEONE SUCH AS THE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPERS WHOSE INTEREST DO NOT EXTEND BEYOND THE PROPOSED COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES.))
[OUT Q=COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES.]
Other citizens say the city is conducting its business in a bad way.
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N-double-A-C-P president Martin Jeffrey wants affected residents to be part of the economic development decision making process.
And City Council candidate Bill Bestpitch says this rezoning request reduces the already limited amount of land available for future residential development.
The White House is now releasing letters and telephone records in an effort to discredit Kathleen Willey.
In the letters she calls herself the president's number one fan.
The phone records show eleven messages left for the president.
Byron Pitts reports the President today publically denied that he made a sexual advance toward Willey.
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[OUT Q= CBS News, Washington." ]
((I HAVE SAID THAT NOTHING IMPROPER HAPPENED. I TOLD THE TRUTH THEN. I TOLD THE TRUTH IN THE DEPOSTION. I AM MSYTIFIED AND DISAPPOINTED BY THIS TURN OF EVENTS.
The president's denial comes one day after Kathleen Willey
appeared on CBS News '60 Minutes.' A former White House volunteer and Clinton
campaign contributor -- Willey says Mr. Clinton groped and fondled her -- IN
the White House when she went to him asking for a job. Allegations she made
before a federal grand jury last week. An encounter that reportedly happened
long before Monica Lewinsky and her alleged sexual relationship with the
President in the White House.
KATHLEEN WILLEY/FORMER WHITE HOUSE VOLUNTEER, CBS NEWS 60 MINUTES:
WELL HE, HE, HE TOUCHED MY BREAST WITH HIS AND AND I, I, I, I WAS I I WAS JUST
The President denied that same allegation UNDER OATH during his
deposition in the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit. Jones was an Arkansas
State employee when she says then - Governor Clinton propositioned her for sex in a Little Rock Hotel room.
As for Willey's claim - IF TRUE - that would mean the President
committed perjury and could be impeached.
His more immediate trouble, a shift in attitude among the voters who
put him in office: WOMEN.
PATRICIA IRELAND/PRESIDENT, NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN
THERE ARE CHARGES IN CIVIL COURT AND THERE ARE CHARGES I THINK COULD GO OVER
THE LINE INTO CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR. IF THOSE ARE TRUE I CERTAINLY DON'T SUPPORT THAT KIND OF BEHAVIOR.
For now it remains, he said, she said.
Byron Pitts CBS News, Washington.))
A jury has ordered Sergeant Major Gene reprimanded and busted in rank to master sergeant.
McKinney was convicted of obstructing justice- but a military jury spared him a prison sentence.
((GENE MCKINNEY: WE'RE GONNA MOVE ON WITH OUR LIVES IN SPITE OF THIS LONG EXTENSIVE INVESTIGATION. WE DID O.K.))
[SUPER=01-Gene McKinney/U.S. Army;]
[OUT Q=we did o.k.]
It could have been much worse for McKinney. He was cleared of sexual misconduct charges.
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Still to come on the newscast, the General Assembly continues its marathon session,
and we'll be there as the brother and SISTER rats climb out of the mud to become full fledged V-M-I cadets.
The hard part is over for the 23 young women who stuck it out at Virginia Military Institute.
Together with their "brother rats," they climbed a muddy hill this afternoon to become the first full-fledged female cadets in V-M-I's 158-year history.
Keith Humphry was there.
[IN Q=Breakout had already]
[SUPER=01-Tom Warburton/VMI Senior; :22]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Sorrells/Rockbridge Co. Resident; :50]
[SUPER=01-Angela Myers/Freshman Cadet from Va Beach; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; 1:30]
[OUT Q=Humphry , News-7.]
Breakout had already begun- -when it started to snow.
It was a close call for the administration... whether to postpone the day of reckoning.
If the temperature had been five degrees colder, all this would have turned to ice.
But it was already late in the year for the rats to be still confined to the training regime.
((A LATER DATE MEANS THESE RATS TOOK LONGER TO COME TOGETHER TO SHOW THE UPPERCLASSMEN THAT THEY WERE READY. ))
Everyone wanted to know how the women were doing- -would they be up to the final challenge?
But how could anybody tell?
Mud is the the great equalizer- -everybody looks alike caked in soggy soil.
((WE'RE ALL THE SAME IN THE MUD, THAT'S RIGHT. ))
The day actually began shortly after midnight with a forced march through the surrounding countryside.
The rats weren't the only ones loosing sleep over it.
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((IF THEY WERE QUIET... BUT AT TWO OR THREE A.M. IT'S OBNOXIOUS, UNCALLED FOR.))
The rats got hosed off, and suited up for their final assembly as a separate class.
The moment was one to savor- -as they filed into barracks. 384 men and women had worked together as a team.
((IT'S OVER WITH. IT'S GOOD. IT WAS TOUGH, BUT IT WAS WORTH IT. IT WAS WORTH IT.))[DOUBLE OUT]
The superintendent had already started thinking about how the classes interact with the added dimension of gender.
((NEXT YEAR IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THESE WOMEN TREAT THE FIRST FEMALE RATS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF BEING UPPERCLASS WOMEN. Will they be harder on them, do you think? I HAVE IT ON GOOD AUTHORITY THAT THEY'RE EXTREMELY DEMANDING ON MEMBERS OF THEIR OWN GENDER.))
[OUT Q=own gender.]
Hard to imagine anyone making greater demands what was expected of the first women in the class of 2001.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.
General Assembly budget negotiators have tentatively agreed tonight to put off details of a car tax cut and school construction grants until April.
That gives a dollar amount for the budget, but means the legislature would petition Governor Gilmore to call a special session in April.
The deal could end the General Assembly's longest session on record.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SUPER=01-Del. Tom Moss/(D) Norfolk; :31]
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((SEN. RUSS POTTS: UNTIL THE LAST DOG DIES, I'M PREPARED TO STAY HERE. AND THAT CAR TAX GOES WITH IT.))
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((DEL. TOM MOSS: IF YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THE BUSINESS OF THE COMMONWEALTH, JUST LEAVE THE CHAMBER.))
That was very early Sunday morning-- and since then little's changed.
Except the prayers are becoming more specific.
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((REV. GEORGE WILLIAMS: LONG DAYS AND NIGHTS. CONFUSED MINDS, TIRED BODIES, TRUST AND WORD-KEEPING DIFFICULTIES.))
[sot ROXANE 13:59:45]
((SEN. HENRY MAXWELL: OH LORD... AND ALL THE PEOPLE SAID AMEN TOGETHER. AMEN.))
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((DEL. TOM MOSS/D-NORFOLK: BUT WE'RE SO CLOSE. AND THIS IS WHY I ...WITHOUT A BUDGET.))
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((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX CO.: WE'VE COME SO FAR AND TO HAVE THE SENATE FUNDAMENTALLY TRY TO NICKEL-DIME SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA IS VERY VERY DISAPPOINTING.))
[DAY 62 58:32]
((SEN. BO TRUMBO: SO IF YOU NOTICE...DIFFICULT FOR ME TO SIT HERE AND TAKE.))
So we are wrapping up day 62 now of the 60-day even year long session.
Day 63 will set the record.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Will the recent cold weather mean Virginia will produce a hot commodity? We'll take a look following this break.]
and then following sports, we'll see what Garth Brooks is doing to hustle up some more hits.
You could say he made more house calls than any other doctor.
Doctor Benjamin Spock, the pediatrician who guided parents has died at the age of 94.
Spock died at home in
San Diego. No cause of death was given.
Spock's book "Baby and Child Care" was first published in 1946-
It sold more then 50 million copies in 30 languages-
((DR. STEVEN PARKER/SPOCK CO-AUTHOR: HE WAS SAYING WELL TRUST YOURSELF IF YOU WANT TO TOUCH AND HOLD AND KISS YOUR BABY GO AHEAD AND DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Stephen Parker/Spock Co-Author;. ]
[OUT Q=and do it.]
A 7th edition of Spocks book was to be published on his birthday- May 2.
Spock was apparently as generous with his money as he was with his advice.
He died penniless at the age of 94.
Fruit farmers in Southwest Virginia are breathing a collective sign of relief.
Extension agents say last week's hard freeze did NOT have a significant impact on Southwest Virginia.
More than 300 acres of peaches are grown in Carroll and Patrick Counties.
[IN Q=It's not]
((GARY LARROWE/VA EXTENSION AGENT: IT'S NOT AS MUCH DAMAGE AS WHAT WE'D ANTICIPATED AND WE'RE VERY THANKFUL FOR THAT-- NOW ON THE OTHER HAND, SOUTH OF US, IN GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA, THEY'RE NOT FARING AS WELL AS WE ARE RIGHT NOW. ))
[SUPER=01-Gary Larrowe/VA Extension Agent; :00]
[OUT Q=right now.]
Unlike Southwest Virginia-- the peaches farther south had already begun to bloom-- which left the fruit more vulnerable.
Harry Harold and his family own an orchard in Patrick County.
[IN Q=Oh, yeah]
((HARRY HAROLD/PATRICK CO. FARMER:OH, YEAH, IF IT WOULD'VE BEEN THREE TO FOUR DAYS LATER THEN WE PROBABLY COULD'VE HAD A WHOLE LOT MORE DAMAGE MAYBE EVEN A TOTAL WIPE OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Harry Harold/Patrick Co. Farmer; :00]
[OUT Q=wipe out.]
The Harold's also grow apples, cherries and plums.
The plums, they say, were the only crop they lost because they'd already begun to bloom.
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And in one golf note, Jack Nicklaus has been given a special exemption that will allow him to play in the next three US Open's.
it was feared he would miss his first Open since 1957 when he was 17.
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Sunday night the UVa women's team was destroyed in the second round of the NCAA tournament, and last night it's the Lady Hokies to take it hard on the chin losing to Florida 89 to 57.
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Playing on the Gators home court in Gainesville, the Hokies had to play catchup from the start.
Michelle Houseright hits this shot off the glass but it only cuts the Gator lead to 21 at 53-to-32.
Lisa Witherspoon would then drive in off the left side and get the roll on the layin.
Former Tech assistant Beth Dunkenburger, now with Florida, would then see Tere Williams work the inside to perfection as she scores over the double team on the other block.
Amy Wetzel would give her all for the second straight NCAA game scoring __.
But Florida was just too big, too [SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/57/Florida/89;]
tough and too good. Tech turns into Gator Bait losing 89 to 57 to finish the season 22 & 10.
After a weekend of buzzer beaters in the NCAA tournament, the NIT tried its hand at producing some of the same magic last night.
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ESPN; :00]
Ga. Tech is up by one in overtime with Matt Harpring looking to ice it at the free throw line.
He misses the shot, Georgetown gets the rebound and heads up court.
The Hoyas only need a 2, and they get a six foot shot in the paint, but it won't fall and Ga. Tech wins it 80-to-79 in overtime.
Late last night Virginia head basketball coach Jeff Jones handed in his resignation and today the man who accepted Terry Holland talked about why Jeff's departure was unavoidable.
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=01-Terry Holland/UVa Athletic Director; :00]
[OUT Q=...IN MANY AREAS."]
((TERRY HOLLAND/UVA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
(( This past season's on court performance contributed to Jeff's departure, but his off the court problems were just as detrimental. Jeff's much talked about split with his wife Lisa was unfortunate. But the domestic problems of his star player Cory Alexander are what really helped bring about his demise.
Alexander assaulted his girlfriend last July. He was suspended from the team and eventually transferred. Holland tried to get Jones to do the same thing.
Holland gave him that chance, but with basically a two player team, Jones' didn't have a prayer of making the postseason this year. At 37 Jones hopefully will get another chance to be a head coach at the Division One level.
As for Holland he has no interest in getting back into coaching, and says he plans to find a young replacement for Jones.))
Jeff Jones resigned his position as UVa's head basketball coach Sunday night after months of turmoil both on an off the court.
Jones, who is getting a $600 thousand dollar severance package, began working his way up the coaching ladder as Terry Holland's assistant.
In many ways he was like Holland's son. And that made yesterday's announcement that much harder.
[IN Q="I would feel..]
((TERRY HOLLAND/UVA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
[SUPER=01-Terry Holland/UVa Athletic Director; :00]
Now that Jeff Jones' departure is official, the speculation has begun on who will replace him.
And as always, the rumors are flying.
U-V-A fans and alumni across the state say they don't want just anybody.
[IN Q=I'VE HEARD PEOPLE]
((TOM DUNKENBERGER/UVA STUDENT AIDE DISTRICT REP: I'VE HEARD PEOPLE LIKE PETE GILLAN. HE HAS A GOOD WINNING RECORD AND COME FROM A GOOD ACADEMIC SCHOOL. I'VE HEARD SAMPSON AT OKLAHOMA. THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD COACHES OUT THERE, I HOPE THEY GET ONE WITH A GOOD PERSONALITY AND CAN GO OUT THERE ARE RECRUIT SOME GOOD STUDENT ATHLETES.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Dunkenberger/VSAF District Representative; :00]
[OUT Q=good student athletes]
And still to come tonight, our weekly Monday night madness as we check in on
the WCW madness taking place on the beach in Panama City, Florida tonight.
Monday night Late news and that can only mean one thing --- time for the WCW Nitro report.
[SUPER=03-Panama City, FL/TNT; :00]
Tonight WCW action on the beach in Panama City for Spring Break 98.
Early on the card, Raven gets the best of Chris Benoit with the help of a folding chair and the DDT. One, Two Three and a pin.
Later the TV champ Booker T off the top rope and across the ring for the quick cover and the pin of Chavo Guerrero.
And another disqualification in the main event as Sting and Lex Lugar had Hollywood Hogan and the Macho Man defeated before the Apocalypse again interfered in the match.
Garth Brooks is no superstar on the baseball diamond.
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Brooks took a break from the road yesterday to hit the basepaths.
Brooks gave up his traditional cowboy hat for a Padres ball cap as he took the field as pinch runner in San Diego's game against the Cubs yesterday.
Brooks' lead from first base drew a throw from the pitcher.
The singer was so happy to get called safe, he got up and hugged umpire Ed Montague.
Unfortunately Brooks wouldn't score as team mate Greg Vaughn grounded into a 5-4-3 double play.
And as far as his next chance to play in the big leagues, it's a safe bet in this case that tomorrow will NEVER come.
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