World leaders are remembering Jordan's King Hussein with sadness and respect.
Hussein lost his battle with cancer and died in a hospital in Amman this morning.
People prayed and wept in the streets, mourning the man who led their country for nearly half a century.
[IN Q=King Hussein is]
((KING HUSSEIN IS LEAVING BUT HE GONNA STAY IN OUR HEARTS, HE GONNA
STAY IN OUR LIVES FOREVER.))
[OUT Q=hearts forever]
After Hussein's death, his oldest son officially took his place as ruler, standing before his father's portrait, and swearing himself in as the new king.
President Clinton will attend King Hussein's funeral... leaving Washington a day before closing arguments are scheduled to begin in his impeachment trial
Lee Cowan has more.
[IN Q=With the last chapter]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Robert Byrd/(D) West Virginia; :38]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Joseph Lieberman/(D) Connecticut; :50]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Robert Bennett/(R) Utah; :58]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Phil Gramm/(R) Texas; 1:25]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Diane Feinstein/(D) California; 1:46]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:56]
[OUT Q=Cowan, CBS News, Washington.]
((WITH THE LAST CHAPTER OF THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT TRIAL SET TO
OPEN TOMORROW, THE DEFENDANT WILL BE A WORLD AWAY, MOURNING THE LOSS OF
A MONARCH - AND WELCOMING A NEW ONE.
THE PRESIDENT LEAVES BEHIND A TRIAL THAT FOR MANY IS SIMPLY ON
AUTOPILOT -- BOTH SIDES GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS WHILE THE REST OF THE
WORLD SPINS ON.
(( NAT UP LEWINSKY ))
THERE WERE NO BIG-SCREEN BOMBSHELLS IN YESTERDAY'S VIDEOTAPED
TESTIMONY - FEW MINDS WERE CHANGED.
AND WITH THE PRESIDENT CERTAIN TO EMERGE FROM THE TRIAL WITH HIS
JOB INTACT, THE SENATE IS NOW THINKING ABOUT HOW TO FORGE A WORKING
RELATIONSHIP WITH MR.CLINTON THAT WILL LAST UNTIL THE LAST DAY AND LAST
HOUR OF HIS TERM.
(( SUPER: SEN. ROBERT BYRD//D-WV ))
(( SOT ABC AT 10:56:31 ))
"He lied under oath. But, I can close that chapter. I can work with the
BUT MOVING PAST IMPEACHMENT TOO FAST LEAVES SOME WITH AN EMPTY
(( SUPER: SEN. JOSEPH LIEBERMAN//D-CT )) (( SOT STAKEOUT AT 10:08:46 ))
"I think we have an opportunity here to speak to the common values, that
the President's behavior has violated."
(( SUPER: SEN. ROBERT BENNETT//R-UT )) (( SOT FACE AT 10:33:05 ))
"There is an overwhelming sense among the Senate and Senators that the
president should not walk away from this with any sense of vindication
or great rejoicing that everyone has embraced his actions."
BUT HOW TO COMMUNICATE THAT REMAINS A STRUGGLE - A STRONGLY
WORDED CENSURE OF THE PRESIDENT IS STILL AN OPTION - BUT IS VIEWED BY
SOME REPUBLICANS AS NOTHING MORE THAN A POLITICAL ESCAPE HATCH FOR
(( SUPER: SEN. PHIL GRAMM//R-TX ))
(( SOT STAKE- OUT AT 10:05:27 ))
"Censure is about politicians trying to get political cover --- guilty
at the same time."
THAT SENTIMENT PROMPTED THIS ANGRY EXCHANGE BY ONE LEADING DEMOCRAT
WHO IS IN THE PROCESS OF DRAFTING A CENSURE PROPOSAL.
(( SUPER: SEN. DIANE FEINSTEIN//D-CA )) (( SOT MEET AT 9:39:37 ))
"It is not - of this."
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))
"While neither article is likely to get the two-thirds vote needed to
remove the President from office, the perjury charge is in the most
trouble - perhaps not even getting a simple majority vote. That is
where it should be left many argue - let history judge the rest. Lee
Cowan, CBS News, Washington."))
A woman from Rustburg was fatally shot in Lynchburg last night.
Lynchburg Police say 34-year old Donna Lynn Whiteman was found slumped over her car's steering wheel.
She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Early this morning officers made an arrest in the case.
19-year old Adrian Jerome Toler (Toe-Lur) was picked up at his Lynchburg apartment.
He faces murder and firearms charges.
Police aren't sure why Whiteman was shot, they're still investigating.
A construction worker is recovering at a local hospital after a chimney fell on him today.
A deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department said workers were moving a home in Blacksburg when the chimney collapsed on top of Michael Gilbert.
It happened around 7-45 this morning along Jannell Road.
Gilbert was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
But, his injuries are not life-threatening.
Meanwhile, police are still investigating the accident.
House fires claimed the lives of two people.
Lacy William Caul III died this morning when fire engulfed his home in Covington at 333 Pine Street.
And, 33-year old Daniel Nelson died Friday night
from a blaze that started in the basement of a home at 604 Newbern Road in Pulaski.
Another man, Garland Smith, suffered minor injuries in that fire.
One person died, another was injured following traffic accidents around the region.
36-year old Timothy John Jones of Gretna was seriously hurt when his car ran off the road along Route 609 last night in Bright, Virginia.
Another accident yesterday in Lynchburg along Candlers Mountain Road killed 22-year old Kevin Shane Razland of Lynchburg. His motorcycle crashed head on into a tree.
The next school year will start a little earlier for Salem students-- if school officials get their way.
The administration is requesting a waiver from the General Assembly allowing them to begin classes on August 23rd--two weeks before Labor Day.
Lawmakers have turned down other school districts because the tourist industry needs high-school age workers to stay on the job through the holiday.
[IN Q=WE DON'T HAVE]
((MIKE BRYANT/SCHOOL ASST. SUPERINTENDENT; WE DON'T HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF STUDENTS THAT WORK IN THE TOURIST INDUSTRY. AS A RESULT OF THAT, WE HAVE TRIED TO START BEFORE LABOR DAY AND IT HAS BEEN OUR BOARD'S OPINION THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO SET THE TIME WHEN SCHOOL STARTS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Bryant/School Asst. Superintendent;]
[OUT Q=WHEN SCHOOL STARTS.]
Bryant expects an answer from the General Assembly in the spring.
Up next--golfers will soon be able to go to Buena Vista to tee off.
And, some skaters in Roanoke got an early chance to test-out the city's new skate park.
We'll have more on that when the news continues.
Buena Vista officials are hoping a new 18-hole golf course will bring more money to the city.
They're now in negotiations with The Highland Group--a company based in the Richmond area.
The company wants to build the golf course in the city--as part of a private-public partnership.
The company would get all profits from the course for the first 40 years, then turn over ownership and management of the course to the city.
[SOT 11.39.43 - 11.39.56]
[IN Q=The golf course]
((DAN COLLINS/BUENA VISTA CITY MANAGER: THE GOLF COURSE IS A HIGH MAINTENANCE ITEM BECAUSE OF THE GRASS AND FERTILIZER. BUT ONCE YOU PASS THAT IF YOU HAVE THE TRAFFIC AND ROUNDS OF PLAY IT BECOMES A SIGNIFICANT CASH COW.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Collins/City Manager;]
[OUT Q=significant cash cow.]
Officials plan to build the course in Maury Park.
The Highland Group plans to put up most of the initial costs which are estimated to be from 16 to 20 million dollars.
If city council approves the idea, construction will likely begin in the spring.
Roanoke's first skate park is only a few weeks away from its official opening.
Workers are still building jump ramps and other skating attractions.
Construction on the project started last October.
Depending on the weather, they expect to have it complete by the end of this month.
Once it's finished, the skaters may be allowed to put the finishing touches on it.
[IN Q=YES, THIS IS]
((RAY BAYSE/GROUNDS ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR; YES, THIS IS ONE OF OUR FIRST THOUGHTS IS TO LET THEM COME OVER AND DO SOME PAINTING OR ARTISTIC DRAWINGS...AS LONG AS THEY ARE IN GOOD TASTE.))
[SUPER=01-Ray Bayse/Grounds Asst. Supervisor;]
[OUT Q=IN GOOD TASTE.]
The skate area is under the bridge in Wasena Park.
It's a joint effort by the Roanoke City and County parks and recreation departments.
Keith Blankenship is trying to become Wythe County's next full-time prosecutor.
He's now an assistant prosecutor in Smyth County.
This week, he announced he's seeking the Republican nomination in Wythe County.
So far, no one else from either party has stepped up to announce they're running.
Legal software is not a substitute for a real lawyer--according to a judge in Texas.
And, celebrate Valentine's Day on the web.
We'll show you how in tonight's WebWatch.
[IN Q=Your computer can be]
Your computer can be many things, but its not allowed to be your lawyer, according to a Texas judge.
He's trying to ban the Quicken Family Lawyer software.... He says it's practicing law without a license.
It's not clear whether the judge has to power to stop the software, or the free legal document downloads and basic legal advice offered at the Qicken, and other legal websites.
If you're ready for daytona, rev up your mouse and click on over to GoRacing-dot-com. find out what all the teams are up to... and expect to see Jeff Gordon's face a lot...
While you're there, click over to the Speedmall... an interactive on-line shopping center where you can pick up souveniers, toys and collectibles.
Roses cost an arm and a leg this time of year... but Valentine-dot-com is free. Fill out a questionaire, and find out which celebrity is your valentine dream date. You can send your valentine a free on-line greeting, or if you're a little more creative... you can put them inside their very own internet tabloid news story.
For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website at WDBJ7-dot-com.))
Still ahead--we'll hear what some viewers had to say about local issues in the news.
And, residents brought old books, and works of art to an appraisal in Roanoke--trying to find out their true value.
We'll have more on that when the news continues.
Mount Moriah Baptist Church is the oldest church in Roanoke.
Parishoners have been gathering there to worship for more than 100 years.
David Johnson has more in this week's Virginia Profiles.
[IN Q=On a little hill]
[SUPER=01-Louise Thompson/Church Clerk; :19]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Thomas Pleasant/Church Pastor; 1:16]
[OUT Q=DJO, News 7, Roanoke.]
On a little hill just to the right of Route-460 East sits Mount Moriah Baptist.
It was established for and built by the slaves of the founder of Hollins University, Charles Lewis Cocke.
[IN Q=AS I WAS]
((LOUISE THOMPSON/CHURCH CLERK; AS I WAS TOLD BY MY PARENTS, THEY WOULD BRING THESE SLAVES OVER TO WORSHIP ON SUNDAYS DURING SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES. OUT OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS, THEY ORGANIZED THE CHURCH IN 1858.))
[OUT Q=CHURCH IN 1858.]
Built as a "brush harbor" in 1846, this building was constructed 12-years later and still remains to this day.
Inside, the remaining craftwork of the slaves includes the pulpit and tables, and this bookcase-- where the slave's bibles are still kept.
The church is protected by the state and country as a historic preservation site.
Still, it faces two obstacles, one being respect--the road leading up to the sanctuary was named for the church's sake.
But the city mispelled the sign.
[IN Q=IT HAS BEEN]
((THOMPSON; IT HAS BEEN MENTIONED. How long ago? IT'S BEEN ABOUT TWO YEARS.))
[OUT Q=ABOUT TWO YEARS.]
...and rebuilding its dwindling congregation.
[IN Q=THEY SAID IF]
((PLEASANT; THEY SAID IF WE GET RUNNING WATER AND TOILETS, WE WOULD COME. WE HAVE ALL THOSE THINGS AND THEY STILL HAVEN'T SO HE SAYS WHERE ARE THEY? BUT WE'RE STILL APPEALING FOR THEM TO COME.))
[OUT Q=THEM TO COME.]
There are only a dozen active members left, most have been with the church 50-or more years.
[IN Q=WE HAVE A]
((THOMPSON; WE HAVE A MEMBERSHIP OF DEDICATED PEOPLE WHO WORK TOGETHER LIKE ONE BIG FAMILY.))
[OUT Q=ONE BIG FAMILY.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THOMPSON SAYS IT'S THAT DEDICATION THAT THE SPIRIT WAS ESTABLISHED AND STILL LIVES. REVEREND PLEASANT SAYS IT MAY BLACK HISTORY MONTH, HIS CONGREGATION CELEBRATES THE TRUE FOUNDERS OF THE CHURCH, THE SLAVES WHO BUILT IT. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
An art appraisal was held in Roanoke yesterday at the "Art Museum of Western Virginia."
Participants brought in old items to find out whether they were collectables, junk or somewhere in between.
((JUDY LARSON/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; SOMETIMES, MUSEUMS CAN BE MYSTERIOUS PLACES. YOU LEARN TO LOOK, YOU SEE A LOT. EVERYTIME SOMEBODY BRINGS IN A NEW OBJECT, I LEARN SOMETHING NEW.))
[SUPER=01-Judy Larson/Executive Director;]
[OUT Q=SOMETHING NEW.]
Larson said the popular response she witnessed yesterday shows her there's a need for similar programs in the near future.
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[SUPER=334-Mostly/Cloudy/35-40/Partly Sunny/And Breezy/45-50;]
Michelle Housewright hit one for the record books yesterday as the Lady Hokies beat La Salle 62 to 35 at the Cassell.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Virginia Tech vs La Salle; :]
The Hokies looking to get another win in a long line of W's this season.
Tech comes out firing Katy O'Connor creates off the dribble and hits the jumper as the Hokies are out to a big lead.
The Explorers had trouble finding the basket but Suzanne Keilty hits the three pointer as La Salle trys to keep it close.
But the all time assist leader Lisa Witherspoon with the great pass to Housewright and she reaches the 1-thousand point mark in her career as a Hokie.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/62/La Salle/35/;]
Tech would pull away as Witherspoon threads the needle to Maria Albertson for the layup and the Lady Hokies win it 62 to 35.
North Carolina got offensive yesterday in a 98 to 64 win over Florida State.
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/ABC SPORTS; :]
The Heels were coming off the worst loss of the year at Clemson on Thursday.
Ed Cota spots up and hits this three pointer and the Heels led the game 18 to 6.
Steve Robinson's Seminoles get good ball movement on this play and Damous Andreson hits the three pointer.
But the Tar Heels pulled all the tricks out of the book.
[SUPER=33-North Carolina/98/Florida St./64/;]
Ronald Curry with the pass to Kris Lang for the alley oop slam and Carolina wins it 98 to 64.
Miami spoiled the party in the Big Apple yesterday beating the New York Knicks 83 to 79 in their home opener at the Garden.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/NBC SPORTS; :]
The Knicks hoping to avoid an 0 and 2 start.
On this play Charlie Ward slips behind Alonzo Mourning getting the steal taking it up court and passing to Allen Houston for the score.
But the Heat comes right back Mourning shoots the jumper and gets the bounce and Miami led 64 to 57.
New York managed to tie the game at 69 then Terry Porter would come up
big scoring four straight points and the Heat holds on to win it 83 to 79.
Mark Martin wins the Bud Shootout. More later on Mornin'.
[SUPER=03-Auburn Hills, MI/NBC SPORTS; :]
At Auburn Hills, the Pistons hosted the Pacers.
Grant Hill throws in 26 points to lead the Pistons over the Pacers 107 to 98.
For all the College and N-B-A scores lets check the boards.
[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=0098-j/North Carolina#13/98//Florida St./64///j/UCLA#13/85//Oregon St./67///;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Minnesota#18/65//Michigan/75///j/Emory & Henry/94//Eastern Mennonite/88///;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Utah/100//L.A. Lakers/91////Atlanta/69/j/New Jersey/79///;]
[OUT Q=...LAST SCORE."]
The N-F-L season officially ended today with the Pro Bowl.
[SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI/ABC SPORTS; :]
John Elway, Playing possible his last game, would lead the A-F-C in the first quarter hooking up with Sam Gash on this 3 yard touchdown pass play to make it 7 to nothing.
The A-F-C led the game 17 to 3 on a Ty Law interception then Randall
Cunningham leads the A-F-C on a drive handing off to Emmitt Smith for the 2 yard touchdown and the A-F-C wins it 23 to 10.
Mark Martin wins the Bud Shootout at Daytona.
And Denise Allen will introduce you to the future hockey stars in the Roanoke Valley.
A Jeff Gordan mistake in the Pits opened the door for Mark Martin to win his first race at Daytona.
Mike Stevens has this report.
[IN Q=First audio]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/Bud Shootout; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Finished 9-th; :26]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Finished Last; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Mark Martin/Bud Shootout Winner; 1:33]
[OUT Q=.......news 7 sports."]
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
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More than 200 children play in the Roanoke Valley Youth Hockey League.
Denise Allen tells us the hardwater is a place where dreams begin.
[IN Q=Josh and Mark]
[SUPER=01-Josh Delano/Hockey Player; :16]
[SUPER=01-Mark Shifflett/Hockey Player; :25]
[super=01-Donna Patton/Parent; :40]
[super=01-Bob Carpentieri/Youth Hockey Coach; 1:09]
[OUT Q=News 7 sports]
((Josh and Mark are best friends.
Both love hockey, plan to play on the same college team and dream of careers in the pros.
For now, Josh is a forward and Mark is a goalie on opposing teams.
[IN Q=I started]
[OUT Q=trying it myself]
[IN Q=it's about the]
[OUT Q=play it now]
Coaches say the popularity of the Roanoke Express, the addittion of a new rink, and more T-V air-time for NHL Games, has help hockey frow in the Roanoke Valley.
[IN Q=the first time]
[OUT Q=that's nice]
Most of the parents had a lot to learn about hockey.
And for many the physical side of the sport was all they knew, but in this league the focus is on the skills.
[IN Q=any child that]
[OUT Q=any checking]
Roanoke Valley Youth Hockey is in search of corporate sponsors because ice time is not cheap.
Parents must pay 340-dollars for each child who plays in the league.
The league hopes sponsors will enable children from all walks of to join Josh and Mark on the hardwater of dreams.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))
It's that time of year again when spring brides are planning for their big day.
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[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75- San Diego, CA]
And, at a bridal show in California some of them were starting to dig in.
These battling brides surrounded a five foot, 75-pound wedding cake getting ready to go on the attack.
They were searching for a ring hidden deep within the cake layers and frosting.
And, one lucky bride walked away with a one-carat diamond ring.
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