India has defied the world again.
It conducted two more underground nuclear tests today, just days after announcing a round of tests Monday that drew global criticism.
From Germany President Clinton ordered tough economic sanctions against India, calling its actions unjustified and dangerous.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
[SUPER=01-Benazir Bhutto/Former Pakistan Prime Minister;]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.]
((IT WAS ONLY TWO DAYS AGO WHEN INDIA STOOD PROUD AND DEFIANT AS IT ANNOUNCED ITS FIRST ROUND OF NUCLEAR TESTS.
"India should have done it a long time back- many more such tests."
THEY CAME SOONER THAN MANY EXPECTED. TWO DAYS LATER TWO MORE TESTS THAT HAVE ONLY SERVED TO PROMPT MORE OUTRAGE THE WORLD OVER.
PRESIDENT CLINTON IN BERLIN THIS MORNING:"The nuclear test unambiguous response by the U-S."
THAT MEANS STIFF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST INDIA, -- REQUIRED BY LAW, AND PUT INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY.
PRESIDENT CLINTON:"It basically says we can't do anything but ship humanitarian aid.I think that is a very fair thing."
PAKISTAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS IT APPEARS INDIA HAS GONE BESERK, AND SHOWED UTTER CONTEMP FOR WORLD OPINION. FROM A COUNTRY THAT HAS ALREADY GONE TO WAR WITH INDIA THREE TIMES IN THE PAST 50 YEARS, IT APPEARS THE ARMS RACE HAS SHIFTED INTO HIGH GEAR.
BENAZIR BHUTTO//FORMER PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER:"I believe it is very likely respond with a detonation itself."
LEE COWAN/REPORTING:"The Indian government said this morning its testing is now complete and after
having shown it's muscle, it would consider a ban on such nuclear testing. That may be too little, too late. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))
Social Service workers in Henry County say the death of an 8-month-old baby left them in shock.
The little girl's mother-- Sharon Alley-- is charged with fatally stabbing her daughter on Mother's Day.
Sheriff's deputies say it happened in the home of Alley's parents in Figsboro.
Alley was a client of Henry County Social Services-- an agency which rehabilitates troubled families.
The agency's director says they had no way of predicting the tragedy.
((JOYCE MARTIN: IT HAS AFFECTED US EMOTIONALLY GREATLY AND SO WE HAVE GOT TO BE SUPPORTIVE AND TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO BE CAREGIVERS TO THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY AND THE OTHER CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Joyce Martin/Director of Social Services;]
[OUT Q=the other children.]
Sharon Alley lost custody of her daughter last year because of alleged abuse, but recently regained it.
Social Services says it makes recommendations about custody to the courts, but the ultimate decision about who cares for a child is made by a judge.
Scavenger hunting could now mean criminal charges if you're going through garbage in Roanoke County.
County officials have received several calls from residents complaining about people sorting through their trash.
As a result, an anti-trash scavenging ordinance was adopted.
Violation of the law could result in a maximum 12-month jail term and a fine of up to 25-hundred dollars.
[IN Q=OBVIOUSLY THAT'S VERY]
((PAUL MAHONEY/ROANOKE CO. ATTORNEY; OBVIOUSLY THAT'S VERY HARSH AND I THINK IT WOULD DEPEND UPON THE SPECIFIC FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES. WHETHER THERE WERE AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCES AND HOW THE JUDGE VIEWS THE CASE AND WHAT'S INVOLVED, WHAT WERE YOU DOING, THAT KIND OF THING.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Mahoney/Roanoke Co. Attorney;]
[OUT Q=KIND OF THING.]
Mahoney says the county's ordinance was inspired by a similar Roanoke City document, which was put in place about two decades ago.
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco under fire]
Governor Gilmore says a national summit should be held in response to proposed tobacco legislation.
The purposes of the summit: prevent underage smoking AND protect the livelihood of of Virginians who grow tobacco.
Gilmore said yesterday that legislation proposed by Arizona Senator John Mc-Cain would put thousands of people out of work.
He asked labor leaders around the country to help organize the June meeting.
The mideast peace talks take center stage in the nation's capital.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington today for meetings with with Secretary of State Madeliene Albright.
Yesterday, Albright said the U-S and Palestinians have gone the extra-mile to revive mideast peace talks and now it's Israel's turn.
She's calling on Netanyahu to accept a U-S plan calling for a 13 percent Israeli withdrawl from the west bank.
One person is dead, after mass rioting in Indonesia.
A protester was struck and killed by a car during street battles today between students and police.
The violence broke out after a huge memorial service for six students killed yesterday during anti- government demonstrations.
Indonesia is facing its worst economic crisis in decades.
For months now, student protestors have been demanding political reform.
The city that never sleeps is now a city with no taxis.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
Most New York City cab drivers are on a 24-hour strike to protest the latest set of rules designed to crack down on reckless driving and rude behavior.
According to D-M-V statistics, the number of taxi related accidents went up 40 percent in the past six years.
In the past eight months alone, drivers have careened onto sidewalks and injured at least eight people.
A controversy has split the Alleghany Highlands Housing Alliance board of directors, as the group tries to complete it's most important project to date.
Eric Earnhart has details.
[IN Q=These apartments]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge; :00]
[SUPER=01-Marilew Barnes/Chairman; :12-quick]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/April 10; :17]
[SUPER=01-Charles Rusmisel/Former Board Member; :33]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Loope/Executive Director; 1:29]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]
(( These apartments for the elderly are finally begining to take shape in the upper floors of the Alleghany building, A source of pride for Housing Alliance board chairman Marilew Barnes.
[IN Q=It's really been]
((MARILEW BARNES/CHAIRMAN; IT'S REALLY BEEN A COMMUNITY-WIDE EVENT TO TO BRING THIS LOVELY OLD LADY BACK TO HER FORMER SELF. ))
[OUT Q=former self]
But it's also part of a controversy that split the organization's board of directors... Five resigned and walked out of the last board meeting.
Four of them say they didn't like they way they were treated when they questioned asbestos removal in the building, and the Alliance's finances.
[IN Q=some questions]
((CHARLES RUSMISEL/FORMER BOARD MEMBER; SOME QUESTIONS REMAIN UNANSWERED ABOUT HOW MONEY WAS PROCESSED THROUGH ACCOUNTS AND THE BOOKKEEPING WASN'T UP TO SNUFF, WE NEEDED SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAN WHAT WE WERE GETTING, BUT ONCE AGAIN WHEN REQUESTS WERE MADE ON THOSE SUBJECTS IN BOARD MEETINGS THEY WERE SHOT DOWN PRETTY QUICKLY.))
[OUT Q=down pretty quickly.]
Earlier this year, the Alliance's accounting firm quit, after raising concerns about the way finances were handled.
Barnes says those problems are being addressed.
[IN Q=we have a full]
((MARILEW BARNES/CHAIRMAN; WE HAVE A FULL TIME TREASURER NOW THAT IS INVOLVED ON A DAILY BASIS, AND WHO IS RECTIFYING THOSE ACCOUNTS AND MAKING SURE THINGS ARE GOING... TO MY KNOWLEGE, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO UNCOVER NO MISUSE OF FUNDS OR SHUTTLING OF FUNDS OR WHATEVER. ))
[OUT Q=or whatever]
And she says asbestos removal IS in compliance with state regulation.
At one point the former board members came within one vote of firing Alliance Executive Director Debbie Loope over the problems.
[IN Q=my board's]
((DEBBIE LOOPE/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; MY BOARD'S BEEN WONDERFUL TO ME, EVEN THE ONES THAT RESIGNED, THEY'VE NEVER BEEN BAD TO ME, I HAVE NOTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY, THERE WAS SOME THINGS THAT NEEDED TO BE CORRECTED AND THEY HAVE BEEN CORRECTED.))
[OUT Q=been corrected]
Loope says not all the problems were her fault... and she's anxious to get back to the business of renovating the building, scheduled for completion by mid summer.
The former board members agree the building is important, but say they're concerned about its future.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))
Expansion is in the near future for one West Virginia ski resort.
Snowshoe Mountain yesterday announced a 36-million dollar construction project.
It includes a new ski lift, another one and a half miles of trails, and a 400-home development called the Village of Wildcat.
That part of the project will have shops and restaurants, too.
Snowshoe's parent company, Intrawest, has invested almost 100 million dollars in the resort since it took over three years ago.
The improvements are supposed to be ready by November of next year.
Kevin and Tilmon Golphin have been sentenced
to death for the slayings of two North Carolina law enforcement officers.
The jury spent four and a half hours over two days deliberating
the fate of the Richmond brothers.
Prosecutors portrayed last year's killings on I-95 as part of a crime spree that began in South Carolina, with the robbery of a finance company employee.
Virginia's first privately-run prison has been in operation only two months, and already critics of private prisons are speaking up.
Yesterday, members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees' told reporters private prisons are a bad idea.
[IN Q=Any problems]
((LILLIAN ABRAMS/VA. AFSCME: ANY PROBLEMS WE'VE HAD IN THE PAST WITH OUR PRISONS, AND THEY'RE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN, WE'VE NOT HAD OUR PEOPLE ON THE CARPET FOR NOT BEHAVING OR HANDLING THE SITUATION PROPERLY. OUR MEN AND WOMEN ARE TRAINED VERY WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Lillian Abrams/Virginia AFSCME;]
[OUT Q=very well.]
The union members showed a tape of violent incidents at other private prisons in other states-- and predicted a similar fate for Virginia.
[IN Q=I think]
((RON ANGELONE/VA. CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: I THINK THE STATE NEEDS TO DO ITS OWN LITMUS TEST. AND WE ARE WITH THE TWO INSTITUTIONS THAT WE'LL HAVE UP AND RUNNING COMPARED TO THE NUMEROUS OTHER ONES THAT WE HAVE, STATE-RUN.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Virginia Corrections Director;]
Union officials yesterday cited a General Accounting Office report saying private prisons across the nation don't neccessarily save taxpayers money.
Virginia corrections officials cite more recent statistics from Louisiana that show double digit percentage savings
with private prisons.[VA-Wages]
An inflation decrease means an increase to the wages and salaries of several Virginians.
Last year's 2-and-a-half-percent climb in pay marks the largest salary and wage increase in the COmmonwealth in 29 years.
The results were reported this week by economist Roy Pearson at the College of William and Mary.
Some doctors call it sex discrimination.
Insurance companies are reimbursing nearly half of all men taking a powerful new drug to treat impotency.
But very few women are offered coverage for birth control.
John Roberts has details.
[SUPER=01-Sen. Olympia Snowe/(R) Maine; :32]
[SUPER=01-John Roberts/Reporting; 39]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York."]
((The American college of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, meeting this
week in New Orleans has fought for years to have contraceptives paid for by all insurance plans...
Currently-- medicaid pays for contraceptives-- as do-- 93% of HMO's
but- only half of other private plans reimburse for contraceptives,
making them an option that employers can choose not to cover.
Pending in congress is a bill that would require all insurance
companies to cover contraceptives. Senator Olympia Snowe is its sponsor.
SEN. OLYMPIA SNOWE/R-MAINE: IF THEY'RE GOING TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR AN INSTANCE SUCH AS VIAGRA,
THEN CERTAINLY THEY SHOULD PROVIDE FOR PRESCRIPTION CONTRACEPTIVES.
JOHN ROBERTS/CBS NEWS: A HANDFUL OF STATES ALREADY HAVE SIMILAR LAWS, BUT EVEN THOSE
DON'T COVER ALL HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS. SO THAT'S WHY SUPPORTERS OF SEN.
SNOWE'S BILL--CLAIMING THAT AN UNWANTED PREGNANCY IS NO LESS A MEDICAL
CONDITION THAN IMPOTENCE--SAY STRONG FEDERAL LEGISLATION IS NEEDED TO GIVE
WOMEN THE SAME ACCESS TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AS MEN. JOHN ROBERTS CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
The Blue Ridge District Softball tournament kicks off today.
And the Lady Terriers of William Byrd earned a spot in today's action with a win in extra innings last night.
Salem had already beaten William Byrd earlier this season.
But the Lady Terriers carried a 1-nothing lead into the bottom of the seventh.
That's until Morgan Cooner's single drives home Jessica Beamer to tie the game at one and send it into extra innings.
In the top of the 13th Byrd Pitcher, Wendy Belcher, rocks a two run shot
over the left field wall and the Lady Terriers win the marathon three to one and take the top spot of the district at the end of the regular season.
[IN Q=It feels great]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Belcher/Hit Game Winning Home Run; :00]
[SUPER=01-Marcee Hufton/William Byrd Head Coach; :14]
[OUT Q=Feel really good]
Byrd hosts Blacksburg today at 4:45. [Soccer]
To soccer action now.
Salem played host last night to Rockbridge for the Blue Ridge District soccer tournament opener.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Wildcats vs. Spartans; :00]
Some diehard fans from both sides braved the less than ideal elements to support their team.
The Spartans kept the pressure on early and it would pay off. Salem's Kevin Lucci is right on top of the Rockbridge goalie and he finds the back of the net to make the count 2-nothing Salem.
The Spartans almost get another on this play. The [SUPER=34-Salem/3/Rockbridge/0;]ball is fired through a group of p
layers but is tipped over the cross bar.
Salem would score it's third and final goal at the end of the first half. Spartan midback Rob Raybon with the cross that deflects off a Rockbridge players foot and goes in. Salem advances with the 3-nothing win.
Try though they might, the San Antonio Spurs just couldn't face the music last night.
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT/TNT; :00]
Game five of this Western conference semi-final in Utah as the Spurs looked to stay alive.
But the mailman would deliver their summer vacation plans by scoring 24 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.
The Utah Jazz wins the best of 7, 4 games to one.
[super=32-San Antonio/77/Utah/87/Jazz Win 4-to-1;]
The Jazz wins last night's game 87-to-77.
Marv Albert wants to work for the Miami Heat.
The N-B-A team says Albert has applied for the job of T-V play by play announcer.
Heat officials say the idea is intriguing but for now they want to keep the current T-V broadcaster.
Albert was a longtime N-B-A and New York Knicks announcer.
Last fall he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges in a Northern Virginia sex case.
Larry Bird has another trophy to put on his mantle after picking up the NBA coach of the year award yesterday.
As always, the Celtic star-turned-coach accepted in humble fashion.
[IN Q="I'm not...]
[SUPER=01-Larry Bird/NBA Coach of the Year; :00]
[OUT Q=...all year."]
Bird's top assistants are 1984 UVa graduate Rick Carlisle and former Hornets' head coach Dick Harter.
In Orlando, Florida they're waiting in anticipation for the next baby Shamu.
It's been a long 17 months.
That's right, seventeen months of pregnancy for this killer whale.
She's more than ready to deliver her 300 pound baby.
Animal trainers at SeaWorld are on 24 hour standby.
Shamu could deliver at any moment.