A Roanoke shopping trip takes an unexpected turn for the worse.
And killer tornadoes touch down in Tennesse.
News 7 at noon is next.
The cleanup is underway in parts of Tennessee this afternoon after a night of deadly tornadoes.
The twisters touched down in several counties leaving eight people dead and more than 70 injured.
Byron Pitts reports.
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[SUPER=01-Byron Pitts/Reporting; :05 HOT CHANGE!!]
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(toss to Patrick in Chroma Key)
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[Patrick in Chromakey]
(ad lib, toss back to Melanie)
A car crashed through the door of a business at Towers Shopping Center this morning.
It happened at about 10 o'clock at the Heironimous Great Additions.
A four-door sedan smashed through the glass doors of the store.
None of the four people in the car was injured.
The accident is under investigation.
A man who barricaded himself inside an apartment in Christiansburg is now in police custody.
Police went to the apartment along Newcomb Street after receiving a call that shots had been fired.
Police say when they arrived, Steven Shelor refused to let them inside.
Authorities eventually fired tear gas into the residence.
After some resistance Christiansburg and Montgomery County were able to apprehend Shelor.
Authorities say Shelor shot HIMSELF but that the injury is NOT life threatening.
No one else was injured.
The threat of NATO airstrikes remains an option as Serb forces launch another day of attacks in Kosovo.
At least 45 ethnic Albanians were killed Friday in what appears to be a brutal massacre, but what the Serbs are calling combat.
Yugoslav border guards today turned away a U-N war crimes prosecutor who was trying to investigate Friday's attack.
Meantime, NATO is sending its two top generals to Belgrade to demand that Yugoslavia's president honor last October's cease fire.
((JAMIE SHEA/SPOKESMAN FOR NATO SECRETARY GENERAL; "THE COUNCIL DEMANDS THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA TAKE IMMEDIATE STEPS TO ENSURE THAT THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS MASSACRE ARE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE KILLING AND THOSE WHO GAVE THE ORDERS MUST BE DIVULGED AND THEY MUST BE HANDED OVER TO THE INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL FOR PROSECUTION IF REQUESTED. ))
[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman;]
[OUT Q=prosecution if requested.]
Fighting also erupted yesterday forcing mourners to halt funeral services for massacre victims.
Despite the ongoing impeachment trial, President Clinton plans to speak to the nation tomorrow night.
Sources say his State of the Union address will include a tax credit for stay at home parents.
The speech falls on the same day that the President's lawyers begin his impeachment trial defense.
Both parties are debating their differences over calling witnesses, including hearing from the President himself.
((REP. BILL MCCOLLUM//R-FL : "I THINK THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE ASKED IF OTHER WITNESSES ARE ASKED. I THINK THE AMERICAN PUBLIC PROBABLY EXPECTS THE PRESIDENT AND WOULD EXPECT THE PRESIDENT TO COME AND REBUT THESE CHARGES."
SEN. PATRICK LEAHY//D-VT: "SOMEHOW PEOPLE THINK THIS IS PERRY MASON - DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY!" . ))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bill McCollum/(R) Florida;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Patrick Leahy/(D) Vermont;]
[OUT Q=Work that way.]
The impeachment trial is on pause in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.
The day honors the life of the slain civil rights leader who was assassinated in 19-68.
King championed the cause of freedom for Black Americans and lead the famous "March on Washington" in 19-63.
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[OUT Q=thank god almight, we're free at last.]
King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 19-64.
In Virginia, the day is also set aside to remember Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
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Someone's been torching tater chips in Suffolk-- right on the shelves.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
And it's a story of alleged financial wrongdoing, influence peddling and Olympic Scandal.
And this time, we're NOT talking about Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City isn't the only Olympic city in hot water.
Allegations of wrongdoing have spread to Nagano.
Barry Petersen reports.
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(((FILE/FEB. 1998 - Opening ceremony)
The allegation of scandal has now reached to last year's Nagano Winter
Olympics...and questions about how Nagano won its bid. The city's mayor
insist everything was on the up and up...
(SOT: MAYOR/barry narrates)
Nothing unfair, he says, was done by the bidding committee for the voting.
But who's to know...the bidding committee went one step beyond cooking the books...they literally burned them years ago...because, a Japanese
official told the Japanese press...the books contained - quote - secret information. But some stories of how the committee spent 18-million dollars in the early 1990s wining and dining IOC members are leaking out...
Of lavish nights at resort hotels...and expensive gifts worth thousands of dollars.
(Comes by train)
IOC head Juan Antonio Samaranch once arrived in Nagano like an
emperor...on a train chartered just for his trip...now he's canceled a February visit..the unfolding Salt Lake City scandal, he said, makes a visit to Japan impossible and a hero's welcome unlikely.
(STANDUP) HERE IN TOKYO THERE IS TALK OF A GOVERNMENT
INVESTIGATION...BUT WITHOUT THE BOOKS, IT'S CAN'T TO GO VERY FAR.
AND THE JAPANESE HAVE NO DESIRE TO FACE THE EMBARRASSMENT THAT
NOW PLAGUES SALT LAKE CITY. BP, CBS NEWS, TOKYO))
Mixed results on two contract proposals for Volvo's Pulaski truck plant employees.
119 salaried UAW members voted to approve the terms of their deal.
Only 31-voted to reject it.
Most believed the contract worked hand in hand with Governor Jim Gilmore's plans to expand the plant.
[IN Q=I REALLY FEEL]
((DEBBIE KEENER/SALARIED EMPLOYEE; I REALLY FEEL LIKE, BASED ON HIS INFORMATION THAT VOLVO NEEDS TO WORK WITH THE SALARIED AND HOURLY EMPLOYEES TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CONTRACTS GOES THROUGH TO HELP THE EXPANSION GO THROUGH AND TO OFFER MORE JOBS IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Keener/Salaried Employee;]
[OUT Q=NEW RIVER VALLEY.]
Meanwhile, the company's 21-hundred HOURLY employees, all but 68-of which are union members, voted to reject their deal.
The work schedule-- a 50-hour work week including three Saturdays in each month-- was cited as the main reason for not ratifying the contract.
There is no threat of a strike since the current contract does not expire until the spring of 2000.
For the fourth time in two years, someone has set fire to stacks of supermarket potato-chips in Suffolk.
In yesterday's incident, the burning snacks were reported at a Food Lion.
Authorities say the fire likely was set to distract store employees while shoplifters escaped.
Historic neighborhoods can be popular places to live, but there's often a hidden price for homeowners to pay.
David Johnson explains how one Roanoke man is fighting for his creativity.
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[SUPER=01-Don Harwood/Architectural Review Board; :37]
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((Aubrey Hicks recently renovated his porch from rotted wood to what you now see.
When he filed for a certificate of appropriateness with the architectural review board, he discovered he was out of spec with the rest of the Historic neighborhood.
But Hicks feels the board should make an exception.
[IN Q=NOT JUST MYSELF]
((AUBREY HICKS/ ; NOT JUST MYSELF. THERE'S OTHERS WHO ARE ASKING FOR REASONABLE VARIANCES AND THEY ARE JUST BEING ARBITRARILY TOLD YOU CAN'T DO THIS.))
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But the board says Hicks' porch design challenges the integrity of the Old Southwest neighborhood.
Officials say a peak in the H2 district guideline manual could have made the difference.
[IN Q=ALTHOUGH MR. HICKS]
((DON HARWOOD/ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD; ALTHOUGH MR. HICKS' WAS A CREATIVE ONE, IT FLAT OUT DID NOT MEET THE GUIDELINES THAT ARE STIPULATED IN THE BOOKLET.))
[OUT Q=THE BOOKLET.]
[IN Q=I HAVE TO]
((HICKS; I HAVE TO AGREE WHAT I HAVE DONE IS NOT APPROPRIATE COMPARED TO SOME OF THE OTHER HOUSES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, IT'S A LOT BETTER. IF THEY WANT TO MAKE OTHER PROPERTY OWNERS BRING THEIR PROPERTY UP TO AN H2 HISTORICAL LEVEL, I'LL CHANGE MY WORK. BUT FOR RIGHT NOW, I PLAN ON LETTING IT STAND.))
[OUT Q=LETTING IT STAND.]
[IN Q=IF WE START]
((HARWOOD; IF WE START ALLOWING DIFFERENT APPLICANTS TO DEVIATE FROM THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THEN THE GUIDELINES AREN'T DOING ANY GOOD AND THE CHARACTER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WILL SLOWLY DETERIORATE.))
Hicks will appeal the board's decision to city council on Tuesday.
David Johnson, News 7.))
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Next on News-7 at Noon,we'll take to you to--
the Fancy Food Show for everything from sauerkraut relish to mushroom (mer-ANG) meringue cookies.
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If Fancy Food is your thing, then San Francisco is the place to be.
Herb Weisbaum has been sampling his way up and down the aisles.
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(( "would you like to try some Krelish?"
Thats right. She said Krelish. Anne Kleines mother-in-law created the recipe for this condiment a long-time ago. So just what is Krelish?
KRELILSH IS A SWEET TANGY SAUERKRAUT RELISH (03)
Heres something youve never had before... pasta made from lentils!
I LIKE LENTILS. (:02)
Papadini pasta is made from entirely from lentils... theres no a drop of wheat in this stuff.
But how about the taste?
And because its made from lentils, this pasta is packed with protein.
IT HAS MORE PROTEIN PER OUNCE THAN STEAK DOES. Q: REALLY? YES.
Something new for couch potatoes who want a healthier chip. These potato chips are fried in live oil.. so theyre lower in saturated fat. And they come in gourmet flavors like cracked pepper, lemon and rosemary.
ITS GREAT GOOD FLAVOR (03)
IT TASTES RICHER, THESE ARE WONDERFUL. (:02)
super: Herb Weisbaum/CBS News
NOW THESE LOOK LIKE MUSHROOMS BUT THEYRE NOT. THEYRE MUSHROOM MERINGUE COOKIES. MERINGUE AND CHOCOLATE. EACH NE HAND MADE, ONLY 26 CALORIES AND THEYRE MIGHT TASTY. (:10)
What are these pretty rocks doing at a food show.
Q: YOU EVER EAT ROCKS BEFORE? NO FIRST TIME EATING ROCKS. (:03)
Fooled you! These arent rocks.. Theyre candy! On The Rocks is gourmet chocolate cleverly cut and colored to look like polished stones.
THEY TASTE GREAT. I LIKE THEM A LOT (:03)
Hows this for convenient... ready to bake cookies in a carton? With
Toms Cookie Dough you just put the pre-cut dough balls on a cookie sheet and pop them in the oven.
(NATSOC- door closes)
THERES NOTHING SPECIAL IN THEM. THEY WOULD BE EXACTLY WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF YOU WERE BAKING AT HOME. (06)
(COVER WITH COOKIES COMING OUT OF OVEN)
THERES NO FILLERS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. (03)
(finished cake with box)
And check this out...fresh, hot-from-the oven cake...in just three minutes.
This is the Cosmic Chocolate cake. Its an instant cake you make in the microwave. Just add
water to the mix... which comes in its own baking cup...
...pop it into the microwave...
...wait three minutes...
....and youve got cake for two!
AT THE FANCY FOOD SHOW, HERB WEISBAUM, CBS NEWS, SAN FRANCISCO))
The stock market is closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
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Still ahead in sports, after a miffed Minnesota field goal,
Atlanta called on Terrance Mathis to send the N-F-C championship game into overtime. Will he and the Falcons be flying south next week?
We'll have the Superbowl matchup coming up, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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For the first time in franchise history, the Atlanta Falcons are getting an all-expenses paid trip to the SuperBowl.
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The Falcons didn't want any confusion over the coin toss.
On the first drive of the game, Chris Chandler hits Jamal Anderson on the 5 yard touchdown play. 7- nothing Falcons.
The Vikings answered on their first possession. Randall Cunningham hooks up with Randy Moss on this 31 yard pass to tie it up at 7.
Minnesota led 17 to 7 before Chandler finds Terrance Mathis on the 14 yard touchdown pass. The Vikings were up 20 t
o 14 at the half.
Then, leading 27 to 24 late in the fourth quarter, Gary Anderson had a chance to win it for Minnesota. He lined up f
or a 37 yard field goal, but misses the kick-- his first miss in over 2 years.
Then in overtime, Morten Anderson would get his chance late in the period.
He hits the 38 yarder and the Falcons win the N-F-C championship 30 to 27.
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[OUT Q=...big dance baby."]
The Denver Broncos are heading to Miami and hoping for a repeat. Denver exploded for 20 points in the third quarter to beat the New York Jets 23 to 10.
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Gusty winds had the flags flying at Mile High Stadium.
The Jets would take advantage of a blocked punt in the third quarter. Vinny Testaverde pitches to Curtis Martin, who scores on the 1 yard run. New York led 10 to nothing.
But John Elway wasn't ready for retirement yet. He goes to the air and hits Howard Griffith-- who breaks a tackle and goes in on the 11 yard run to make it 10- 7.
A field goal would put the Broncos up 13- 10, when Terrell Davis gets the ball from Elway
and cuts up the middle. He scores from 31 yards out.
The Broncos win the A-F-C championship 23 to 10.
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[OUT Q=...second half."]
The Broncos are favored to win Super Bowl 33 in two weeks.
Good news for the future of the Tech women's basketball program.
Freshman Nicole Jones made her first start for the Lady Hokies against St. Bonaventure and was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week.
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Jones was four for four from the floor, two of three from the line, and scored 10 points as the Hokies beat the Bonnies for their 16-th straight win.
Tech is in first place in the West Division and the Lady Hokies return to the court on Friday against St. Joseph's.