((JOE LOCKART/WH SPOKESMAN:THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU HAVEN'T HEARD YET THAT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF. ))
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President Clinton delivers his State of the Union address tonight, just hours after his attorneys begin their defense at the Senate impeachment trial.
And it's sentencing day for the mother her killed her baby girl on mother's day.
News 7 at noon is next.
As President Clinton prepares his State of the Union address for tonight, his lawyers are about to go before the Senate to state their reasons why the President should remain in office.
Sources say they will dispute many facts in Kenneth Starr's report, though that could bolster the G-O-P call for witnesses.
Meantime, the White House is releasing details of a major
proposal President Clinton will lay out in his speech tonight.
It entails using most of the budget surplus to bolster Social Security, and create new retirement accounts for
Lee Cowan is in Washington with an update.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) Minority Leader;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader;]
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((IT IS A DOUBLE DOSE OF CLINTON-- TWO FACES OF AN ADMINISTRATION
STRUGGLING IN CRISIS --- YET SHINING IN THE PUBLIC OPINION POLLS.
TO THE PRESIDENT'S LAWYER, CHARLES RUFF, FALLS THE DUTY OF
DEFENDING THE COMMNANDER IN CHIEF - DISMANTLING 24 HOURS OF REPUBLICAN
CHARGES THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.
(( SUPER: CHARLES RUFF//WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL )) (( SOT ))
THE PRESIDENT IS NOT LIKELY TO BE WATCHING HIS TEAM, INSTEAD
SPENDING THE DAY PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON HIS STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH THAT ONLY A WEEK AGO WAS MORE THAN DOUBLE ITS CURRENT LENGTH.
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IT WILL BE AN AGGRESSIVE CALL FOR ACTION IN HIS REMAINING TWO
YEARS - REFORM OF SOCIAL SECURITY, IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS, A
DEFENSE AGAINST A BIOLOGICAL WEAPON ATTACK.
DESPITE CUTS, IT IS EXPECTED TO BE LONG - PERHAPS MORE THAN AN
HOUR. THE WHITE HOUSE GRANTS THE UNCOMFORTABLE FEELING THAT IS SURE TO
CLOUD THE HOUSE CHAMBER TONIGHT- BUT BOTH THE WHITE HOUSE AND DEMOCRATS
SAY LIFE GOES ON.
((SEN. TOM DASCHLE//SENATE MINORITY LEADER)) (( SOT AT 10:40:40 ))
"Deciding ultimately to overturn a free and democratic election is most
certainly the most awesome responsibility we'll be called on to fulfill, but it is not our only responsibility and tonight we are reminded of that again."
EAGER TO SHOW THAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE NOT CONSUMED BY THE
IMPEACHMNET DEBATE, GOP LEADERS RUSHED TO THE MICROPHONES TO OFFER THEIR OWN LEGISLATIVE AGENDAS - MANY OF THE SAME TOPICS WITH A SLIGHTLY
(( SUPER: SEN. TRENT LOTT//SENATE MAJORITY LEADER )) (( SOT 10:21:06 ))
"We are here to show that the Senate's business is still going forward."
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))
"To that end, the Senate even tried to squeeze in a little 'business as
usual" this morning before the start of the President's defense. If the trial continues for weeks on end, mornings could be golden - the only time for any other business other than the business of impeachment. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington."))
In Kosovo, some five-thousand people have fled their homes following a massacre of 45 ethnic Albanians.
And in Belgrade, two top NATO generals have arrived this morning to warn Yugoslav leaders against attacks in Kosovo.
Mark Phillips reports.
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[SUPER=01-William Walker/International Monitoring Group; :43 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Milisav Baic/Deputy Serb Ambassador; :54]
[SUPER=01-Mark Phillips/Reporting; 1:04]
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((Serb troops are still deployed around Racak and NATO air strikes are now
being threatened in retaliation for the action the Serbs have been
involved in over the past few days.
(Massacre aftermath, grieving relatives)
While international monitors stood by powerlessly, Serb paramilitary
police moved in to root out what they called a terrorist base of the
rebel Kosovo Liberation Army. The village may have been a KLA base, but
the Serb action seems to have been indiscriminate and bloody.
Among the 45 bodies found in a ditch many appeared to have been
summarily executed at close range. The dead included some women and
young teen-agers. The American head of the international monitoring
group saw it as a massacre.
(SOT William Walker/International Monitoring Group)
`This is about as hidious an act as I've seen.'
(Walker leaves hotel in Belgrade this morning)
Walker, in Belgrade this morning, has been ordered out of the country
for expressing his views. The Serbsremain defiant.
(SOT Milisav Baic/Deputy Serb ambassador to Great Britain): 'In dark
conditions it is very difficult to decide whether it is a 15 year old or
57 years old.'
(Phillips on camera)
Although the fact that many were shot at close range would seem to show
that the Serbs didn't care very much how old the victims were.
Discussions within NATO and in Belgrade over the next few days will
determine whether Serb President Slobodan Milosevic has been able to get
away with it once again. MP, CBS News, London))
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One person was killed, two others injured in a fire that destroyed a home in Campbell County early this morning.
Firefighters arrived at Plateau Drive around 12:30 to find this single- story wood- frame home engulfed in flames.
It took crews more than an hour to bring the blaze under control.
Two people escaped the burning home.. Tommy Overstreet and his mother Betty are both listed in satisfactory condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
The body of a third victim was recovered from the remains of the house, and has been sent to Roanoke for autopsy.
Police have "not" released the identity.
The woman who admitted to killing her infant daughter is scheduled to be sentenced today.
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In November, Sharon Alley pleaded guilty to second degree murder and felony child abuse.
She could face up to fifty years in prison.
On Mother's Day, 19-97, Alley fatally stabbed her eight month old daughter.
We'll have more tonight on News-7 at Five and Six.
Governor Gilmore is calling on the tobacco industry to set up a multi-Billion dollar trust fund for tobacco farmers.
Gilmore and the governors of five other tobacco states want more than five billion dollars set aside.
The governors and cigarette companies are to meet tomorrow in Durham, North Carolina.
Philip Morris already has said it will contribute 300 million dollars to the trust fund this year.
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Those old stock certificates may not look like much, but they may be worth money.
Next on News-7 at Noon we'll find out how you can cash in.
And later, are rat cheerleaders too cheerful?
V-M-I officials think so.
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Lots of people have them-- seemingly worthless stock certificates from companies that no longer actively traded.
But there's a new company that can help you find money in those certificates.
Joining me is Pierre Bonneau (BUNN-oh), CEO of Stock Search International.
Thanks for joinging us.
First of all, how do people find these old certificates and why do they figure the stocks are worthless?
[SUPER=01-Pierre Bonneau/Stock Search International;]
How do you find out that these stocks actually are worth something?
Is it easy for people to lose track of their investments?
Give us an example of a company somebody thought was worthless and how you helped recover his or her money.
How many people, would you estimate, are holding old stocks and don't realize just how much they're worth?
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After battling cancer for six months, King Hussein makes a triumphal return to Jordan.
That story is next on News-7 at Noon.
And part of Montreal's Olympic Stadium comes crashing down.
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Jordan's King Hussein is back at home after undergoing six months of cancer treatment.
More than a million people greeted him today when he landed in Amman.
The 63 year old Monarch had been recuperating in London since leaving the Mayo Clinic in the U-S last month after undergoing chemotherapy for non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
King Hussein reportedly has been contemplating changes in the royal succession in favor of one of his five sons.
In Montreal they call the 19-76 Olympic stadium the "Big OWE"- that's O-W-E-- because more than 20 years later Quebecers are still paying for the half billion dollar facility.
So this is the last thing Montrealers wanted to see.
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A large section of the roof gave away under the weight of snow, slush and water.
About 200 people were attending a car show inside.
Five people were slightly injured and and several car displays were damaged.
A new roof was added in 19-97 for 37 million and was estimated to have a life span of 25 years.
VMI has settled a controversy over the cheerleading squad that began when women were admitted to the school.
But gender was NOT part of the problem.
Eric Earnhart explains.
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[SUPER=01-Randy Eads/Cheerleading Squad Captain; :05]
[SUPER=01-Jason Berg/Regimental Commander; :24]
[SUPER=01-Micah Wei/Senior; :45]
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((RANDY EADS/CHEERLEADING SQUAD CAPTAIN; THE CONCERN WAS HOW THE CORP OF CADETS WAS GOING TO TAKE IT, AND THIS YEAR WE'VE HAD OUR UPS AND DOWNS WITH THE CORP OF CADETS. ))
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In fact, whey they first hit the sidelines, the sight sent shockwaves rippling through the upper class at VMI... it wasn't that they were female.... They were rats.
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((JASON BERG/REGIMENTAL COMMANDER; THE BIG DEAL WAS ORIGINALLY THAT THEY WERE RATS, NOT THE FACT THAT THEY WERE CHEERLEADERS AT ALL, THE FACT THAT YOU HAD RATS ON THE CHEERLEADING SQUAD, THAT TOOK A LOT OF PEOPLE BY SURPRISE. ))
[OUT Q=by surprise]
Because at VMI, THIS is what rats are, and this is a rat's life.
Here, being a cheerleader, and doing the things cheerleaders do is just a too cheery for rats.
((MICAH WEI/SENIOR; I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE RESENTED THE FACT THAT WE HAD RATS OUT THERE... JUMPING AROUND, AND THE FACT THAT THE TEAM WASN'T DOING VERY WELL DIDNT' HELP THE CHEERLEADING STAFF. ))
So VMI officials decided there will be no more rats, male or female on the squad...Second and third year women WILL be back on the squad next year...
That being settled, the corp's concern seems to have eased a bit... The squad's skill is reaching new heights, the team is doing a bit better... and the cheerleaders are proving that female cadets CAN do at LEAST ONE thing their male counterparts can't... use pom poms without look silly.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 87 points.
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Still ahead in sports, while their cheerleaders continue to make headlines OFF the court,
the Keydets are starting to make some noise ON the court.
We'll have highlights from last night's contest in Lexington, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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The E-C-H-L will decide this afternoon whether to reinstall Slam Duncan as the public address announcer for the Roanoke Express.
Express G-M Tony Mancuso, E-C-H-L Senior Director of Hockey Operations Andy Van Hellamond
and Duncan took part in a conference call last night.
Duncan was removed as P-A announcer after making certain remarks following the Hampton Roads game on January 10th.
Say goodbye to the Goody's Headache Powder 500.
When the checkered flag drops on April 18, the race will be known as the Goody's Body Pain 500.
The company is using the race to kick off the new product.
After a short winter break, the Winston Cup cars are revving up for next month's Daytona 500.
The General Motors' teams will invade Daytona tomorrow for two days of testing.
Twenty-five teams are expected to show up, including Jeff Gordon's.
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/3 Time Winston Cup Champ; :00]
[OUT Q=...DID LAST YEAR."]
Randy Lajoie led yesterday's Busch testing with one lap at 189 point 2-1-9 miles per hour.
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Radford's Ryan Charles scored a career- high 29 points in a big 104- 75 conference over the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.
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Radford's Lamar King, who had a career high 10 assists, scored 2 of his 7 points on this shot.
But it was a bigger night for Leslie Ballard-- the senior scored 31 points, including 9 three pointers.
This one made it 64- 56 Highlanders with just under 13 minutes left to play.
It got ugly for Coastal Carolina when first year coach Pete Stricklin was called for his second technical-- he was forced to leave the floor.
He would miss Jason Williams' break away dunk. Radford won by 29 and gets it's second straight win.
[SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Radford Head Coach; :00]
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The Wofford Terriers paid a visit to Lexington last night.
And Wofford jumped out to an early 8 point lead. Alfred Forbes turns this steal into a breakaway slam.
But V-M-I would stage a comeback on the boards. Matt Matheny scores the hoop and gets the foul to cut into the Wofford lead.
The Keydets would then go inside. Jason Bell gets
the assist to Nick Richardson.
And VMI holds Wofford to just 22 points in the second half, as the Keydets go on to win it 58-to-56.
The 14th win is a new school record for the Tigers.
In ODAC action, Hampden-Sydney beat Bridgewater 81-to-76 to move to 14-and-oh on the season.