About an hour from now 384 young men --and women- -will claw their way to the top of a muddy hill in Lexington and be declared full-fledged members of the V-M-I Corps of Cadets.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Starlink]
Keith Humphry is on Post in Lexington this afternoon ready for the class of 2001 to "breakout!"
It's late this year, Melanie.
Last year breakout came February 20th.
The year before... it was February 9th.
[IN Q=The first ever]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/February 20, 1997]
Around here it's called esprit to corps.
Breakout THIS year hasn't happened yet. What you just saw was a bit our coverage of last year's event- -sort of a preview of what we'll be talking about on NEWS 7 at Five and Six.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Starlink] [Montgomery-Fire]
Fire gutted part of a popular Montgomery county restaurant in Elliston overnight.
Fire officials were alerted to the blaze at Wilson's restaurant when a passerby called 9-1-1.
Three fire departments responded.
[IN Q=When we arrived]
[SUPER=01-Pug Wells/Elliston Fire Chief]
[OUT Q=this time]
Fire gutted the kitchen and bathroom.
Other parts of the restaurant sustained major smoke and water damage.
Officials continue to investigate what caused the fire, but say it appears to have started in the kitchen.
A historic black neighborhood could come under the carving knife tonight, if City Council decides to turn it into a commercial development.
Tina Tenret visited the residents and found out most of them do not want the N-double-A-C-P's help.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Newsroom]
That's right Melanie -- the N-double-A-C-P thinks a white developer [Live=Tina Full/Microwave]
is taking advantage of black residents in the Southern Hills neighborhood -- that's located next to the Wal-Mart on 220 South.
But nine out of ten properties are already under contract -- and those owners are ready to cash in.
[IN Q=Residents say]
[SUPER=01-Renelda Burks/Property-Owner; :25]
[SUPER=01-Billy Graveley/Property-Owner; :53]
[OUT Q=right over there]
(( Residents say the Southern Hills neighborhood is run-down, with ditch and drainage problems.
So now that a developer wants to buy ten parcels -- and turn them into five restaurants and a hotel -- most are willing to sell.
Except for three sisters who own part of this house -- it has a tax value of 15,000 dollars. The developer is offering them 115,000 dollars.
They say that's not enough.
[IN Q=I told him]
((I TOLD HIM I SAID I'M NO DUMMY. I KNOW WHAT MONEY IS. AND I KNOW WHAT WE'RE SITTING ON TOO. AND WHOEVER WANTED TO GIVE THEIR PROPERTY AWAY WELL THAT'S FINE. THAT'S NOTHING OFF OF ME. BUT YOU DON'T JUST COME IN AND TAKE SOMETHING AWAY FROM PEOPLE. YOU JUST DON'T DO THAT.))
[OUT Q=just don't do that]
But most residents say the N-double-A-C-P is standing in the way of a good deal.
[IN Q=They're not taking advantage]
((THEY'RE NOT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF NOBODY. NOBODY'S TWISTING MY ARM AND SEE THIS IS NOT A BLACK THING. THAT'S A WHITE FAMILY LIVES RIGHT OVER THERE.))
[OUT Q=lives right over there]))
Those three sisters are the only property-owners fighting this development deal, with the full backing of the N-double-A-C-P.
But they own only part of that house -- their seven siblings WANT to sell -- and the family is headed to court.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Newsroom]
In the meantime -- the City Council will decide whether to rezone the Southern Hills neighborhood commercial tonight at 7 pm.
President Clinton is speaking out.
Late this morning he said he stands by his deposition... and that he is mystified by a former White House volunteer's televised claim that he groped and kissed her in the White House in 19-93.
Byron Pitts reports from Washington.
[SUPER=03-Silver Spring, MD;]
[SUPER=01-Kathleen Willey/CBS News-60 Minutes; hot change to:]
[SUPER=04-CBS News-60 Minutes; HOLD THROUGHOUT ENTIRE INTERVIEW]
[SUPER=01-Anne Lewis/White House Spokeswoman;]
Former white house volunteer, campaign contributor and she says friend of the
presidnet, Kathleen Willey says she went to the Prersident of the U.s. for a
job. but instead she says on CBS 60 minutes he groped and fondled her.
SOT, KATHLEEN WILLEY, CBS NEWS 60 MINUTES
'HE HAD HIS ARMS. I WAS JUST, I WAS JUST."
It's an allegation she made public last night on CBS 60 Minutes.. And swore to
under oath before a federal Grand Jury last week.
If true, that means President Clinton perjured himself. when he
gave his deposition in the Paula Jones sexual harassment casement. And
perjury is an impeachable offense.
'HE SAID UNDER OAHT . HE IS LYING? YES."
THE PRESIDENT LAWYERS SAYS Its WILLEY WHO'S LYING. THIS
MORNING THE WHITE HOUSE QUESTIONED HER CREDIBILITY.
SOT/ ANNE LEWIS, WHITE HOUSE SPOKESWOMAN
'SHE WAS VERY POSITIVE. EXPERIENCE HAD BEEN."
(PITTS STANDUP CLOSE)))
A sentencing hearing is underway today for Sergeant Major Gene McKinney.
On Friday, the army's former top enlisted man was convicted of obstruction of justice, but cleared of all sexual misconduct charges.
McKinney faces up to five years in prison and a dishonorable
The Associated Press is reporting another death at Western State Hospital--this one apparently due to negligence.
[edit of 98-12; McCloskeys and 97-99, McCloskey has video of hospital]
Carl and Rebecca McCloskey are suing the hospital for the death of their son John in 1994.
Now, the family of 41-year old Maura Patten is blaming the hospital for her death July 7th.
Patten had a severe respiratory disease and her family apparently called the hospital, fearing that she was near death.
Records from the hospital reportedly show that Patten received NO medical attention from July third, until she died four days later.
Patten's brother Ted claims the hospital quote--"let her rot"-unquote.
The State Department of Mental Health is refusing to discuss the case.
New criminal charges may be filed today against a former school teacher convicted of raping a former student.
Mary Kay Letourneau's attorney confirms she is pregnant again and says the 14-year old boy is the likely father.
The 36-year old violated conditions for a suspended sentence by meeting
the boy last month.
Letourneau's husband Steve who lives in Alaska with the couple's four children says he is shocked but not surprised by the new reports.
[IN Q=THIS IS REALLY.]
STEVE LETOURNEAU:THIS IS REALLY GOING TO FURTHER SEPARATE HER FROM HER
CHILDREN I'VE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND TO TRY AND MAINTAIN THAT RELATIONSHIP.
[SUPER=01-Steve LeTourneau/Mary Kay's Husband;]
[OUT Q=TO MAINTAIN THAT RELATIONSHIP.]
Steve Letourneau says he is still seeking a divorce..
A powerful sandstorm in the Mideast has turned deadly.
At least four people have been killed and 29 injured in road accidents.
The swirling sand has reduced visibility in some parts to as little as 200 yards.
The dust is so thick, people are having trouble breathing, flights are
being cancelled and the Suez Canal has been closed.
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One of the world's most famous child care doctors has died.
Pediatrician Benjamin Spock, who was known for his theories of common-sense childcare for the last fifty years died yesterday at his home in San Diego.
He was 94.
His first book was published in 1946 and became a sort of child care bible for parents during the post-war years.
Dr. Spock was also politically active -- he ran for president in 1972 as a candidate of the People's Party, getting more than 75-thousand votes.
Nearly 120 wild horses and burros found new homes this weekend thanks to the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington.
The center played host to the adopt-a-horse program.
The adoptions were sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management.
[IN Q=SO THE BUREAU]
((VICTORIA CRAFT/BUREAU OF LAND MGMT.; SO THE BUREAU TAKES THEM IN TO PREVENT THE DETERIORATION OF THE PUBLIC'S RANGE. SO WE DEEM THE ADOPTION A NECESSARY TOOL TO BRING THESE ANIMALS IN AND HAVE THEM AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.))
[SUPER=01-Victoria Craft/Bureau of Land Management;]
[OUT Q=GENERAL PUBLIC.]
When properly cared for, the mustangs can be trained for riding. And the burros have multiple uses, including controlling predators.
[IN Q=MANY CATTLEMEN PUT]
((MANY CATTLEMEN PUT THEM OUT WITH THEIR CATTLE TO PREVENT COYOTES AND WILD DOGS FROM GETTING AT THEIR HORSES AND CALVES. THEY CAN BE UTILIZED AS PACK ANIMALS TO PACK THINGS IN AND OUT OF THE MOUNTAIN AREAS IF THEY ARE USED FOR A LOT OF TRAIL RIDING.))
[OUT Q=TRAIL RIDING.]
The animals went for 125-dollars each.
The adopt-a-horse program began 25-years ago, two years after Congress passed the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act, which protects the animals from extinction.
If you're looking to invest... Scott Goldberg has some tips on what kind of company to look for in this week's Common Sense.
[IN Q=it doesn't]
[SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Edward Jones Investments; 12]
[OUT Q= I'm Scott Goldberg]
(( It doesn't matter if you're a first-time investor or a veteran.
You'll want to keep the same things in mind when you invest your money.
Stockborker Ben Hartman has some tips.
[IN Q=first of all]
((BEN HARTMAN/STOCKBROKER: FIRST OF ALL INVEST IN COMPANIES THAT ARE STRONG FINANCIALLY, COMPANIES THAT HAVE CONSISTENT EARNINGS GROWTH AS WELL AS DIVIDEND GROWTH. SECONDLY, INVEST IN COMPANIES THAT HONOR THE SHAREHOLDER. ONE WAY TO DETERMINE SHAREHOLDER-FOCUSED COMPANIES ARE COMPANIES THAT HAVE AN ATTRACTIVE RETURN ON INVESTED CAPITAL. AND FINALLY, PAY ATTENTION TO PARTICULAR INDUSTRIES. WHAT'S TAKING PLACE IN A PARTICULAR INDUSTRY CAN AFFECT THE COMPANIES WITHIN THAT INDUSTRY, WHICH IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW IF YOU'RE AN INVESTOR.))
[OUT Q=you're an investor]
Hartman said an example of an industry that's doing well is health care.
More people are aging and need health supplies.
That means companies that make health supplies are doing lots of business.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
UVa Athletic Director Terry Holland is holding a news conference today following the announcement that head basketball coach Jeff Jones is resigning.
Holland accepted the resignation this weekend and said Jones had scheduled a meeting with the team.
The 37 year old Jones leaves the university where he also played with a record of 146 and 104 including the 1992 N-I-T championship.
He led the Cavaliers to the NCAA Midwest Regional final in 1995.
Jones's resignation is effective March 31 and he will receive 600-thousand dollars in severance pay under his contract.
It's the first time in four years... but the Duke Blue Devils are happy to be headed back to the Sweet 16.
Roshown McLeod scored 22 points as the Blue Devils beat Oklahoma State in the South Regional.
[SUPER=03-Lexington, KY/CBS SPORTS; :]
Mike Krzyzewski working the sideline in the first half.
The Cowboys came out firing behind the line Joe Adkins hitting this three pointer and Duke led by 2.
Duke increased its halftime lead when Trajan Langdon hits this three from the corner to make it 54 to 45.
McLeod has stepped up in the
tournament here hitting two of his 22 points and the Blue Devils advance with the 79 to 73 win.
[IN Q="When it was 67-64 and we missed that pass and had, you know, somtimes the team can just crumble right there and
I though our guys picked it up and were really tough.]
((MIKE KRZYZEWSKI/DUKE HEAD COACH: ))
[SUPER=01-Mike Krzyzewski/Duke Head Coach; :]
[OUT Q=......really tough."]
And the blowouts just keep on coming for Kentucky.
The wildcats took out St. Louis in post-season play last night with a score of 88 to 61.
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/CBS SPORTS; :]
Billikens head coach Charlie Spoonhour is seen here setting up a play.
Ryan Luechtefeld keeps it outside and hits this three pointer but the Billikens trailed the Wildcats by six points.
Kentucky works the inside Michael Bradley taking the pass and scoring on the jam as the Wildcats went up by 19.
Jeff Sheppard led the Wildcats with
18 points as Kentucky wins it 88 to 61.
The Wildcats have won their last nine games by an average of 20 points.
The mighty Titantic is now King at the Box office.
This weekend the epic film became the top grossing movie in U-S history.
With a total so far of over $465 million, "Titanic" has passed "Star Wars," which pulled in $461 million.
And for the first time in 12 weeks "Titantic" shares the number one spot
[SUPER=04-"The Man in the Iron Mask"; hot change to..]
with "The Man in the Iron Mask."
Both films took in an estimated 17 and half million, and both films star screen hearthrob Leonardo DiCaprio.