After nearly a week of hiding an accused killer surrenders to Henry County authorities.
And update on those eight little wonders in Texas.
Very breezy, with showers crossing the region this morning.
The passing cold front will also make for a DRAMATIC drop in tempertures throughout the day, with numbers in the teens likely by tonight.
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It took six days, but police got their man in Henry County.
Clyde Howard Junior turned himself in yesterday morning.
He hid out in the woods near Spencer since Tuesday.
That's when police say he shot to death a 56-year-old farmer, after stealing a car in North Carolina.
When Howard gave himself up, it almost caught police off guard.
They were bracing for a shootout, after Howard swore he would not be taken alive.
As Scott Goldlberg reports, it was a tired, cold and hungry Howard who decided to give up the chase.
[IN Q=When he]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry County Sheriff; :13]
[SUPER=01-H. D. Linkous/Deputy Sheriff; :31-Quick]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Carroll/State Police; :43 VERY QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Cobler/Taylor Family Friend; 1:00]
[OUT Q=SG, Henry Co.]
((When he stepped out of the woods and into police custody, Clyde Howard Junior ... finally worn down after almost a week on the run ... looked much tamer than the man who one night earlier had fired his assault rifle at a Sheriff's Deputy.
[SOT tape 1 11:22:58]
[IN Q=he told]
((CASSELL: HE TOLD A LOT OF PEOPLE...HAD WEAPONS TO DO IT WITH.))
[OUT Q=DO IT WITH]
[SOT tape 1 59:21]
[IN Q=natsound: slam hood]
((NATSOUND: hood slams -- YOU'RE A LUCKY MAN, YOU'RE A LUCKY MAN. -- WASN'T LUCK, GOD WAS ON MY SIDE.))
[OUT Q=MY SIDE]
H.D. Linkous doesn't know how the six rounds that tore up his squad car missed him.
[SOT tape 1 1:01:25]
[IN Q=should have]
((LINKOUS: SHOULD HAVE HIT ME. SOMEHOW IT MISSED. I DON'T KNOW.))
[OUT Q=DON'T KNOW]
And police don't know what possesed the accused murderer to turn himself in, after a six-day manhunt during which Howard swore he would not be taken alive.
[SOT tape 1 11:17:02]
[IN Q=he said]
((CARROLL: HE SAID HE'D HAD ENOUGH, COULDN'T TAKE NO MORE.))
[OUT Q=NO MORE]
But the community of Spencer knows it's glad this ordeal is over.
People who live in the small town had been living in fear since last Tuesday, when Howard allegedly drove a stolen car into town, [picture of taylor from "grave/family" tape] then shot and killed 56-year-old James Stanley Taylor.
[SOT 3:19:18 "grave/family" tape]
[IN Q=i thank]
((COBLER: I THANK THE LORD HE GAVE...THIS TAYLOR FAMILY DOING.))
[OUT Q=FAMILY DOING]
Now Howard faces a number of charges, ranging from stealing a car to trying to kill an officer to first degree murder.
And the Henry County Sheriff's department, which was bracing itself for a prolonged and maybe bloody shootout, is happy all of its deputies can now go home for the holidays.
Scott GOldberg, News-7, Henry COunty.
Two Roanoke men will face capital murder and robbery when Franklin County authorities catch up to them.
According to investigators, 29-year old Thomas Wayne Akers and 27-year old Timothy Dwayne Martin beat Wesley Smith to death with a baseball bat.
The two apparently robbed Smith and stole his car after leaving him in a field near Ferrum College.
An autopsy revealed Smith died of multiple blows to his head.
Now investigators are on the trail of his killers.
[IN Q=WE'RE JUST]
((EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.; WE'RE JUST CHECKING OUT SOME LOCATIONS THAT THEY MAY BE GOING TO LIKE A FRIEND'S, RELATIVES, ETC.))
[SUPER=01-Ewell Hunt/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
[OUT Q=RELATIVES, ETC.]
24-year old Smith was from Northeast Roanoke and Hunt says the victim knew his killers.
Martin and Akers have not yet been arrested.
Smith's car was a 1995 Mercury Tracer, with Virginia license tag WES-MODE.
If you have seen a vehicle matching this description, your are asked to call the Franklin County sheriff's office at (540) 483-3000.
The pentagon has declared America's four-day bombing campaign against Iraq a success.
But Iraq claims the air raids caused more civilian damage and casualties than military.
And the bombing has ended any kind of future U-N missions to monitor weapons.
Kimberely Dozier reports.
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tariq Aziz/Deputy Prime Minister; :20]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting; 1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS Baghdad.]
((BAGHDAD GOT BACK TO THE BUSINESS OF JUST GETTING BY AFTER FOUR DAYS OF U.S. AIR STRIKES. CLEAN UP CREWS CLEARED AWAY MISSILE DAMAGE AS IRAQ'S DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER CLEARED UP WHAT HE CALLED AMERICAN LIES ABOUT JUST WHAT GOT HIT. ACCORDING TO HIM, IRAQ'S MILITARY IS FAR FROM DEGRADED.
TARIQ, AZIZ, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER: "THEY DESTROYED BARRACKS.
BARRACKS AND BUILDINGS CANNOT BE MOVED."
HE LISTED 62 DEAD AND AND 180 WOUNDED FROM IRAQ'S CRACK REPUBLICAN
GUARD. AZIZ INSISTED CIVILIAN CASUALTIES WERE FAR GREATER, TH0UGH HE
OFFERED NO FIGURES. THERE WAS ONE CASUALTY HE WAS SURE OF: U.N. WEAPONS INSPECTIONS TEAMS.
AZIZ: "THE MOMENT AMERICA AND BRIAIAN LOADED MISSILES AGAINST
IRAQ, THEY KILLED UNSCOM. UNSCOM IS THEIR OWN CASUALTY."
THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL IS NOW SORTING THROUGH THE DIPLOMATIC
WRECKAGE, TRYING TO FIND SOME FORMULA IRAQ WILL ACCEPT TO VERIFY THE
COUNTRY IS FREE OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. UNTIL THAT HAPPENS,
SANCTIONS CANNOT BE LIFTED.
(NATSOT, DEMO, "DOWN, USA...)
DEFIANCE IS THE OFFICIAL LINE ON THE STREETS HERE, AND AT GOVERNMENT
ORGANIZED PROTESTS LIKE THIS ONE. BUT PRIVATELY, PEOPLE WILL TELL YOU
THEY ARE FRUSTRATED AND DEPRESSED."
DOZIER STANDUP CLOSE: CAUGHT BETWEEN SADDAM AND THE UNITED STATES,
IRAQIS STILL FACE SANCTIONS AND THEY STILL FACE THE THREAT OF ANOTHER
AMERICAN ATTACK. AS ONE FRUSTRATED RESIDENT SAID, WE'RE RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED. KIMBERLY DOZIER, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD.))
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In sports, the lady Hokies stay undefeated on the season.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
[IN Q=Howdy folks]
[OUT Q=Monday night football.]
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In Houston the world's first ever surving set of octuplets remain in critical condition this morning.
Drew levinson reports while the tiny babies have an 85-percent chance of survival, they have a long way to go before they're out of the woods.
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kasie Clark/Operating Room Nurse; :10]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Patti Saverick/Texas Children's Hospital; :43]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:24]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS HOUSTON.]
((WHILE SEVEN OF THE EIGHT BABIES CLING TO VENTILATORS TO HELP THEM
BREATHE INSIDE TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ....THOSE WHO WITNESSED THE
BIRTHS ARE CALLING THEM CHRISTMAS MIRACLES.
KASIE CLARK/OPERATING ROOM NURSE:
I PERSONALLY MAY NEVER SEE AGAIN MY WHOLE CAREER ..IT'S VERY
EXCITING...IT'S A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY. TO BE A PART OF
SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
IT WAS FROM THIS NOW QUIET, STARK OPERATING ROOM WHERE MORE THAN TWO
DOZEN DOCTORS AND NURSES SUNDAY BROUGHT THE SEVEN NEW LIVES INTO THE
HERE, 27 YEAR OLD NKEM CHUKWU ---A NIGERIAN NATIVE GAVE BIRTH TO FIVE
GIRLS AND TWO BOYS. ANOTHER SISTER WAS BORN TWO WEEKS EARLIER. ALL WERE
BORN 13 TO 15 WEEKS PREMATURE. THEIR WEIGHTS RANGE FROM 1`1 OUNCES TO
ONE POUND ELEVEN OUNCES.
DR. PATTI SAVERICK, TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL:
NKEM CHUKWU, WHO WAS ON FERTILITY DRUGS HAD LONG TRIED TO HAVE CHILDREN. SHE MISCARRIED TRIPLETS EARLIER THIS YEAR. SHE
'D BEEN CONFINED TO A HOSIPTAL BED SINCE OCTOBER. AND FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS TO KEEP OFF HER LOWER BODY ---HER BE
D WAS AT EXTREME INCLINE ...WITH HER HEAD TOWARDS THE FLOOR.
DOCTORS SAY SHE WAS EVEN WILLING TO FORGO EATING TO ALLOW EXTRA ROOM FOR THE BABIES TO GROW.
(LEVINSON STANDUP CLOSE)
DOCTORS PREDICT THE MOTHER MAY BE ABLE TO GO HOME IN A WEEK. SO ON THIS
EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, THIS HOUSTON FAMILY IS CELEBRATING EIGHT
BIRTHS. OCTUPLETS-- A MIGHTY BIG PRESENT FOR WHAT IS NOW A MIGHTY
FAMILY. DREW LEVINSON CBS NEWS HOUSTON.))
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
In medical news, Lyme Disease could be a thing of the past.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
(( THE WORLD'S FIRST-EVER LYME DISEASE VACCINE WINS APPROVAL FROM THE
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.
LYMERIX WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE AGES 15 TO 70.. WHO EITHER LIVE
OR WORK IN GRASSY OR WOODED AREAS WHERE TICKS ARE KNOWN FOR SPREADING
BUT DOCTORS WARN THE VACCINE IS NOT 100-PERCENT EFFECTIVE.. AND IT
MUST BE INJECTED THREE TIMES FOR MAXIMUM PROTECTION.
RESEARCHERS ARE STILL STUDYING WHETHER LYMERIX IS SAFE FOR CHILDREN.//
SCIENTISTS ARE HONING IN ON A GENE RESPONSIBLE FOR A HEART DISORDER
THAT CAN CAUSE YOUNG, SEEMINGLY HEALTHY PEOPLE TO DIE SUDDENLY.
ACCORDING TO A REPORT IN THE JOURNAL, CIRCULATION, RESEARCHERS ARE
VERY CLOSE TO LOCATING A GENE THAT TRIGGERS AN ABNORMAL HEART RHYTHM
DOCTORS HOPE TO ISOLATE THE GENE WITHIN THE NEXT TWO YEARS, AND
DEVELOP A BLOOD TEST TO IDENTIFY CARRIERS OF THIS FATAL CONDITION.//
AND A CRISIS IS BREWING IN HOSPITALS AROUND THE COUNTRY.
THE F-D-A HAS HALTED SHIPMENTS OF A WIDELY-USED BLOOD-CLOTTING
DRUG... SO NOW MEDICAL FACILITIES HAVE BEEN FORCED TO RATION THEIR
THE DRUG--UROKINASE--WAS PUT ON HOLD BECAUSE OF CONTAMINATION FEARS.
IN THE MEANTIME, DOCTORS ARE LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS.
I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
The White House is focusing on seeking a compromise resulting in censure.
Vice President Al Gore is openly lobbying for censure support.
Four House Republicans are also urging the Senate to consider censure.
After ten years' notice, the federal deadline has arrived for service stations to replace or upgrade outdated underground gast tanks.
Stations had ten years' notice, but an E-P-A official says thousands will miss the deadline and must shut down their pumps.
Federal inspectors say they won't be lenient.
Three wayward adventurers are trying to steer their hot-air balloon out of unauthorized Chinese air space, following a caution from Beijing.
China had given the team person to fly north, but a storm is pushing the balloon south.
And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, December 22.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
Four House Republicans say they voted for impeachment, but that doesn't mean they think President Clinton should be removed.
They've written to Senate Republican leader Trent Lott, suggesting that censure might a more appropriate response to Mr. Clinton's behavior.
Vice president Gore is also urging his former senate colleagues to consider censure.
Jonathan Freed reports.
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Breaux/(D) Louisiana; :42]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Orrin Hatch/(R) Utah; :53]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:18]
[OUT Q=cbs news, the White House]
((On the Monday following his impeachment, the President was not letting it get in the way of his official schedule. One of his stops took him to a Washington soup kitchen...where he was promoting volunteerism. He said his lawyers were taking some time off.
SOT (CLINTON): ...A FEW DAYS TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON.
It was the Vice President who was leading the offensive.
SOT (GORE): I DO HOPE THAT THE UNITED STATES SENATE WILL RISE TO THIS
MOMENT, AS IT SO OFTEN DOES, TO BE THE VOICE OF REASON, DELIBERATION AND HEALING THAT AMERICA NEEDS.
But some Senators were already sending signals of their own...advising
the White House not to argue that impeachment by a lame-duck House of
Representatives should not stand.
SEN. JOHN BREAUX/D-LA: WE SHOULD NOT BE INVOLVED IN TRYING
TO SHORT CIRCUIT THE PROCESS WITH LEGAL MANEUVERING...BUT I DON'T THINK
WE NEED A LONG DRAWN OUT TRIAL.
Another Senator called again for Mr. Clinton to make a further admission.
SEN. ORRIN HATCH/R-UT: I THINK THE PRESIDENT WOULD REALLY
HELP HIMSELF IF HE WOULD JUST TELL THE TRUTH AND LEVEL WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
That very advice also was also coming from two former presidents: Ford
and Carter. They wrote in Monday's New York Times that Mr. Clinton
censured, admitting that he lied under oath. They said...
GRAPHIC: ...THE JUDGMENT OF HISTORY DOES MATTER...IMPEACHMENT BY THE
FULL HOUSE HAS ALREADY BROUGHT PROFOUND DISGRACE TO PRESIDENT CLINTON.
STAND-UP (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): THE WHITE HOUSE IS NOT RULING OUT
ANY LEGAL STRATEGIES RIGHT NOW. AND IT'S REPEATING THAT IT WOULD LIKE
TO REACH SOME KIND OF BI-PARTISAN SOLUTION. J-F...WASHINGTON.))
Virginia's senior Senator is being touted as a Republican to watch for leadership on the impeachment issue.
But John Warner's issuing only a brief statement.
Warner says only:
"I have great confidence that the Senate will perform its Constitutional duty with fair and careful deliberation -- without undue delay. We will reach decisions not based politics, but which are in the best interests of the nation."
A spokesman for Democratic Senator Chuck Robb says only that he's ready to perform his "solemn Constitutional duty."
More people are speaking out on the issue in our area.
In Lexington yesterday, about 100 people made their opinions known in a protest against President Clinton's impeachment.
They say Saturday's vote in the House was strictly partisan, and demonstrators called on Senators Chuck Robb and John Warner to put an end to this "unhappy and dangerous situation."
[IN Q= We decided this]
((AMY DEHART: WE DECIDED THIS WAS THE BEST SOLUTION WE COULD THINK OF. WE HOPE PEOPLE IN ROANOKE AND ALL OVER WILL TAKE A SIMILAR STEP AND MAYBE WE WILL BE HEARD.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Dehart/Rally Organizer]
[OUT Q=will be heard.]
The protestors say they aren't defending the President's behavior, but they say the punishment should fit the crime.
The Democratic Party chairman in Virgil Goode's home district says the Congressman may lose his party's nomination in the year 2000.
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/File Tape]
Goode is one of a handful of Democrats who voted for impeachment last weekend.
Chairman Carl Eggleston said most Fifth District Democrats are opposed to impeachment.
Goode voted against the President about 70-percent of the time last year.
He admits being out of tune with his party, but says he's responsive to his constituents.
Goode declined to say if he'd run as a Republican or an Independent if he lost the Democratic nomination.
Thousands of gas stations around the United States are expected to dry up today.
That's because a government deadline has arrived for replacing outdated underground storage tanks to prevent groundwater pollution.
Even though stations had ten years notice, about 20-thousand are expected to miss the deadline.
Some service station owners complain they can't afford to upgrade, at a cost of 50- to 100-thousand dollars.
Station owners who don't compy face fines of up to 11-thousand dollars a day.
A fight over peace with the palestinians has derailed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government.
The parliament rejected his peace policies yesteray and gave preliminary approval for early elections -- probably in the spring.
Netanyahu has been struggling to keep his government afloat ever since he returned from the U-S two months ago with a new peace agreement with the Palestinians.
His handling of the peace process has drawn fire from all sides.
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You might want to take a close look at your phone bill this month.
A Christiansburg woman found a mistake on her's yesterday... though this one was kind of hard to miss.
Eric Earnhart reports.
[IN Q=It was a]
[SUPER=01-Donna Martin/All Seasons Lawn and Garden; :30]
[OUT Q=EE, News7]
(( It was a quiet night at All Season's Lawn and Garden... until they opened it. It's probably a good thing someone else opened it first, that way owner Donna Martin's shock came in stages... She heard the numbers... then she saw them.
[IN Q=one million]
((DONNA MARTIN/ALL SEASONS LAWN AND GARDEN; ONE MILLION, SEVENTY-ONE THOUSAND SIX-HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE DOLLARS AND 81 CENTS.))
[OUT Q=81 cents]
No it's not a check from Publisher's Clearing house, it's the Bell Atlantic Phone bill for her business, more than a million dollars... for one MONTH.
[IN Q=I just said]
((DONNA MARTIN/ALL SEASONS LAWN AND GARDEN; I JUST SAID THIS CAN'T BE REAL, THERE'S NO WAY I CAN PAY A BILL LIKE THIS, WHAT'S HAPPENED?.))
[OUT Q=what's happened?]
At first she worried she was the victim of a huge scam... but a closer look revealed the source of at least some of the charges.
[IN Q=this all]
((DONNA MARTIN/ALL SEASONS LAWN AND GARDEN...THIS ALL SEEMS TO BE CONNECTED TO YELLOW PAGE ADVERTISING... THERE IS THREE HUNDRED AND 99 THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE DOLLARS AND A PENNY FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, I THINK I'M PAYING FOR THE WHOLE PHONE BOOK...))
[OUT Q=whole phone book]
She does have a very nice half page ad... but that's a bit pricey for black and white... And there were hundreds of thousands of dollars in phone charges... as well... a call to Bell Atlantic was somewhat reassuring.
[IN Q=no one there]
((DONNA MARTIN/ALL SEASONS LAWN AND GARDEN; NO ONE THERE CAN EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED, SHE SAYS DEFINITELY THERE SEEMS TO BE A GLITCH SOMEWHERE, I SAID I SURE HOPE SO. THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CALL ME BACK TOMORROW.))
[OUT Q=call me back tomorrow]
Martin says the Bell Atlantic representative told her it was probably some kind of glitch, and she can likely expect a credit on next month's bill.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
Virginia's sheriffs' deputies could enjoy a fatter paycheck next year.
Governor Gilmore has proposed a nine point three percent pay raise for ALL county deputies.
If approved by state lawmakers--it will go into effect in July.
Local Sheriffs say a boost in pay is long overdue.
It's been nearly 20- years since the state's sheriffs' deputies have seen a major pay raise.
Pulaski County sheriff Jim Davis says current starting salaries make it difficult to compete with local police departments for new recruits.
[IN Q=It makes ]
((JIM DAVIS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF:IT MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO SOLICIT APPLICANTS WITH COLLEGE DEGREES AND PROFESSIONAL OFFICERS FROM OTHER DEPARTMENT BASED UP ON THE FACT WE AN'T RETAIN THEM HERE, THE OFFICERS WE HAVE THAT DO WORK FOR THE SALARIES THAT ARE PAID NOW ARE DEDICATED TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. ))
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Pulaski Co. Sheriff; :00]
[OUT Q=their communities.]
Montgomery County Sheriff Doug Marrs says it's equally difficult to keep experienced officers in his area-- because Christiansburg, Blacksburg and Virginia Tech all have higher starting salaries and better pay raises than Montgomery County can offer.
The three men hoping to be the first to circle the globe by balloon aren't where they're supposed to be.
Storms overnight pushed the balloon into unauthorized Chinese airspace.
Earlier Chinese authorities granted permission for the flight as long as the balloon headed south but so far the balloon is heading north.
China wanted the balloonists to stay away from busy air traffic corridors.
In a late development, Beijing ordered the balloon to land.
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In sports, the Dolphins clinch the last N-F-C playoff spot, while handing Denver it's second loss in a row.
Mike Stevens has highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
[IN Q=Good morning]
[OUT Q=Tuesday everyone.]
Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
Southside Congressman Virgil Goode may not be welcomed back into the Democratic camp when he runs for reelection in 2000.
Goode was one of just a handful of Democrats to vote for impeachment last weekend.
The Democratic Party Chairman in Goode's home district says most party members are opposed to impeachment.
After six days in hiding, a Henry County murder suspect turned himself in.
Clyde Howard Junior surrendered yesterday morning after shooting up a deputy's car the night before.
He faces a number of charges, including first degree murder.
Franklin County authorities think they know who killed Wesley B. Smith over the weekend.
Investigators believe 29-year old Thomas Wayne Akers and 27-year old Timothy Dwayne Martin are responsible.
The two have not been arrested, but deputies say they are on their trail.
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