The city of Roanoke has installed its 21st chief of police and the first African American to hold that position.
Joe Gaskins was sworn in this morning at the city courthouse--
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and that's where Joe Dashiell is this afternoon.
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(Rollcue: and the community.)
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[SUPER=01-Joe Gaskins/Roanoke Police Chief; :27]
[OUT Q=the police and the community]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Joe/Microwave][MONT.CO-MURDER]
Montgomery county sheriff's investigators say the body of a Christiansburg man was found yesterday in the Mossy Springs area of the county.
Sources believe the man was shot then dumped on this rarely traveled road.
John Tilki (TILL-key) noticed the body as he was driving along Mossy Spring Road at abpout 11:45.
He called 9-1-1, then returned to administer C-P-R, but the man was already dead.
[IN Q=HE WAS LAYING FACE]
((JOHN TILKI: HE WAS LAYING FACE UP ON THE GROUND AND HIS SHIRT WAS EXPOSED, MOST OF HIS STOMACH WAS EXPOSED.))
[OUT Q=STOMACH WAS EXPOSED]
Tilki says the man had blood on his chest and face.
Investigators say the man is 36 years old.
His name is not being released at this time.
Roanoke city police responded to an apparent drive-by shooting on the 600 block of Dale Avenue Southeast Saturday night.
Authorities say 25-year-old Jerry Weddle of Roanoke was wounded in the shooting... but they cannot locate him at this time.
Police continue to search for suspects in connection with the incident, but they say witnesses are not co-operating w
ith the investigation. [YELTSIN]
A political shakeup today in Russia.
President Boris Yeltsin addressed the Russian people today after firing his entire government.
He criticized the old Cabinet for wasting time on political infighting and said he wants to make sure that the economic reforms he started continue.
President Clinton learned about Yeltsin's action at the start of his 12 day six nation tour of Africa.
Bill Plante has more.
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, GHANA][CABIN-FIRE]
Shocked and tearful students are
mourning classmates killed in a cabin fire this weekend at a remote cabin in central Pennsylvania.
Eleven were killed when the cabin was engulfed in flames early Sunday morning.
Most of the victims were high school and college students on a spring break getaway.
[SUPER=03- Mandata, PA;]
Classes were cancelled today at the high school where many of the students attended.
A crisis management team has also been set-up.
ALEX MENIO/PRINCIPAL/LINE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL: WE'RE EXPECTING AND PREPARED FOR THE FULL RANGE OF EMOTIONS FROM THEM, RANGING FROM DEEP SORROW TO ANGER. AND WE'RE AWARE OF THAT GRIEVING PROCESS AND WE'RE GOING TO LET THEM GO THROUGH THAT GRIEVING PROCESS TODAY. ))
[SUPER=01-Alex Menio/Principal - Line Mountain H. S.;]
[OUT Q=THROUGH THAT GRIEVING PROCESS TODAY.]
Plans are also underway for a memorial service.
In Louisiana, six children have died in an early morning house fire northwest of Baton Rouge.
Two adults escaped from the burning home and ran almost a quarter mile
away to the nearest highway to get help and call the fire department.
There was no phone in their home.
By the time officials arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames-- and officials say it was too late to save any of the children.
Chief U-N weapons inspector Richard Butler is back in Baghdad this
afternoon to work out the details of the first inspections of Saddam Hussein's presidential compounds.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
Yesterday, Butler said arms inspectors could begin their search as soon as this week.
Butler also said he sees a new spirit of cooperation since the agreement last month that ended the standoff over inspections.
The anti-abortion rallies in Lynchburg are finished for now... but one local preacher is promising to pick up where last week's protesters left off.
Tina Tenret has the story.
[IN Q=About 20 people]
[SUPER=04-November, 1997; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jeff White/Operation Rescue; :47]
[SUPER=01-Richard Knodel/Pastor; 1:05]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret, News7, Lynchburg]
((About 30 people huddled in the cold to pray for Reverend Flip Benham's release from the Lynchburg city jail.
[NAT SOT 10:10:12]
[IN Q=We pray in our appeals]
((WE PRAY IN OUR APPEALS PROCESS THAT THERE WOULD COME A DAY -- YES LORD -- WEHN THE PURVEYORS OF INEQUITY HERE IN LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA -- YES LORD -- WOULD BE EXPOSED -- YES LORD -- AND OVERTURNED. YES LORD.))
[OUT Q=YES LORD]
The national leader of Operation Rescue was convicted about a month ago for trespassing at E.C. Glass High School.
But protesters say city leaders objected to Benham's anti-abortion message and THAT'S why they sentenced him to six months in jail.
[IN Q=Three of these people]
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THREE OF THESE PEOPLE TRAVELLED ALL THE WAY FROM CALIFORNIA TO PROTEST FLIP BENHAM'S IMPRISONMENT.
THEY SAY IN THE PAST THREE WEEKS THEY HAVE SPENT 10-THOUSAND-DOLLARS. BUT THEY SAY, DESPITE SOME SETBACKS, IT'S BEEN WORTH IT.))
[OUT Q=IT'S BEEN WORTH IT]
[IN Q=By and large]
((JEFF WHITE/OPERATION RESCUE:BY AND LARGE THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG HAS NOT COME TO OUR AID, HAS NOT COME TO REVEREND FLIP BENHAM'S AID BUT WE ARE HAPPY BECAUSE WE STOOD.))
[OUT Q=BECAUSE WE STOOD]
Benham's wife has also attended the rallies.
For other local ministers -- knowing Flip Benham is in jail seems to be a wake-up call.
[IN Q=Here I was]
((RICHARD KNODEL/PASTOR: HERE I WAS A MODERN, QUOTE, PROPHET AND I HAD NEVER EVEN COME CLOSE TO GETTING ARRESTED. I ASKED MYSELF WHY AND THE ANSWER CAME BACK PRETTY QUICKLY THAT I HAD NOT BEEN VERY AGGRESSIVE. I HAD NOT BEEN PRESSING AGAINST THE GATES OF HELL.))
[OUT Q=THE GATES OF HELL]
The Presbyterian says this week he will start preaching in the streets, hitting first the topic of immorality in Lynchburg schools.
Tina Tenret News7, Lynchburg.))
The 4-0-1 (k) may be one of the most popular savings plans available... but it does require some discipline.
Scott Goldberg has details in this week's Common Sense.
[SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Edward Jones Investments; :17]
One reason 401(k)s are so attractive is:
They give you a lot of investment options, all of which are tax-free until you take the money out.
That makes it tempting to use your 401(k) as a short-term trading vehicle.
That's a temptation stockbroker Ben Hartman says you should avoid.
[IN Q= because it's]
((BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS: BECAUSE IT'S TAX-DEFERRED INVESTORS ARE ABLE TO MOVE MONEY IN AND OUT OF INVESTMENTS AND NOT GENERATE TAXABLE EVENTS FOR THEMSELVES SO IF YOU'RE TRADING SHORT TERM WITHIN THE 401 K AND THE LONG TERM OBJECTIVE IS RETIREMENT, THE INVESTMENT GOAL IS CONFLICTING WITH THE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT STYLE, WHICH IS SHORT-TERM TRADING.
[OUT Q=SHORT-TERM TRADING]
Hartman warns that making too many trades with your sight set on short-term gains could leave you less money overall when you retire.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
What a night it was on the hardwood... Kentucky came from 18 points down to beat Duke 86 to 84 in the South Regional and Advance to the final four last night.
[SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL/CBS SPORTS; :]
Tubby Smith getting his team fired up for the game.
Duke gets the ball to their man man Roshown McCleod who steps up and hits the jumper to make it 76 to 73 with 4 minutes left.
But the Wildcats come right back... This shot is missed but its tipped out to Cameron Mills who hits the shot and Kentucky led 80 to 79.
The game was tied at 81 and the ball goes to Kentucky's scott Padgett he nails the three giving the Wildcats an 84 to 81 lead.
As in 1992 Duke had a shot at [SUPER=33-Kentucky/86/Duke/84/;]victory with a three but William Avery's shot misses
the rim and the Wildcats hold on for the win.
[IN Q="We really...]
((SCOTT PADGETT/KENTUCKY FORWARD: ))
[SUPER=01-Scott Padgett/Kentucky Forward; :00]
[OUT Q=.......in 92."]
In other tournament action... Stanford rallied from a six point deficit with 59 seconds left in the game to beat Rhode Island in the Midwest Regional.
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/CBS SPORTS; :]
Mike Montgomery enjoying the first half.
The game was tied at the half at 34 all.
Andre Lee pulls up behind the line and hits the three pointer and Stanford trailed by five.
Stanford would go to lee down the stretch this time on the run he hits the three pointer and Stanford trailed by three 71 to 68.
The pressure defense forces a [SUPER=33-Stanford/79/Rhode Island/77/;]turnover and Stanford's Mark Madsen gets the l
oose ball and scores on the jam and Stanford holds on for the 79 to 77 win.
[IN Q="We got...]
((MIKE MONTGOMERY/STANFORD HEAD COACH: ))
[SUPER=01-Mike Montgomery/Stanford Head Coach; :]
Dale Jarrett wins the TransSouth 400. [Race]
Dale Jarrett had the right stuff yesterday and he held off Jeff Gordon at the checkered flag to win the Transouth 400 at Darlington.
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN; :]
Jeff Burton had his ford dialed in and he would lead the field early in the 400 mile race.
Jeff Gordon was running good early holding on to third place with 172 laps in the book.
The third caution of the day would come out when Greg Sacks gets loose in traffic and slides down the track, hitting the inside wall.
Dale Jarrett led all drivers on pit road after the caution and he was the leader of the race at the halfway point.
Then a new leader moved to the point--Jeremy Mayfield took over, Rusty Wallace was second with 115 laps left in the race.
Jeff Burton at the helm but Jarrett took the lead... with about 18 laps left in the race and he holds off Jeff Gordon to win the Transouth 400.
[IN Q="Gordon got...]
((DALE JARRETT/TRANSOUTH 400 WINNER: ))
[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Transouth 400 Winner; :]
[OUT Q=....great run too."]
Gordon finished second Rusty Wallace third, Jeremy Mayfield fourth and Jeff Burton fifth.[Volley]
Salem officials honored their state volleyball champions yesterday afternoon.
The Spartan Girls won the title in February.
[SUPER=03-Salem/February 27, 1998;]
This is the first time Salem has won a state volleyball championship.
Yesterday dignitaries and fans gathered at the Salem Civic Center to toast the champions.
Eight seniors graduate from this team.
They've been working towards this goal since they were freshmen.
[IN Q=A lot of hard]
((SARAH PALMER/SALEM SENIOR: ))
((CAMERON CAUDILL/SALEM SENIOR: ))
[SUPER=01-Sarah Palmer/Salem Senior; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cameron Caudill/Salem Senior; :10]
[OUT Q=pretty good team]
That's all for sports. [oscars]
Movie fans find out tonight if their favorites agree with Hollywood insiders at the 70TH annual Academy Awards.
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]
Many of the eleven hundred
bleacher seats in front of the Shrine Auditorium are already filled with fans hoping for a glimpse of their favorite star.
Titanic heads into the awards ceremony with a record setting 14 weeks atop the box office.
It already has a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations.