Vice President Dick Cheney is scheduled to visit the Roanoke Valley later today.
But you probably won't see very much of him unless you're attending a private Republican fund-raiser just south of Roanoke in Clearbrook.
The party expects to raise at least 200-thousand dollars for the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign.
There are no public appearances scheduled at any point during his visit.
The U-S Supreme Court returns early from its summer break today for a special one-day session on campaign finance reform.
The justices are being asked to decide whether Congress's recent re-write of campaign laws is in line with First Amendment free-speech protections.
A ruling could come by the end of the year.
President Bush wants another 87-BILLION dollars to fight terrorism.
Addressing the nation last night, he declared Iraq the central battleground in the war on terror ... and urged other nations to send troops and money.
But as Aleen Sirgany reports, the request is being met with criticism at home and hesitance from American allies.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona;]
[SUPER=01-Hoyshar Zabari/Iraqi Foreign Minister;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=AS, CBS News, Washington.]
FOUR MONTHS AGO THE PRESIDENT LANDED ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO DECLARE
"MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" IN IRAQ.
LAST NIGHT MISTER BUSH SPOKE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AGAIN.... THIS TIME
SAYING MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO SECURE THE PEACE... AND THAT MEANS MORE
"I will soon submit to Congress a request for 87 billion dollars. The
request will cover ongoing military and intelligence operations in Iraq,
Afghanistan, and elsewhere." :12
THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO ASKING FOR MONEY AND TROOPS FROM MEMBERS OF THE
BUT SO FAR A U-S BACKED RESOLUTION HAS MET RESISTANCE WITH FRANCE AND
GERMANY WANTING MORE CONTROL IN THE COUNTRY.
AND SOME LAWMAKERS SAY THE U-S CANNOT WAIT FOR U-N.
(SOT-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona)
"But I'm afraid that takes a lot of time and I would urge us to send
Marines, special forces and others there immediately." :08
IN HIS SPEECH THE PRESIDENT VOWED TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE
AND THAT, SAYS IRAQ'S NEW FOREIGN MINISTER, IS WHAT THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ
WANT TO HEAR.
(SOT-Hoyshar Zabari/Iraqi Foreign Minister)
"I think the Iraqi people would like to hear really continued
committement and support and to finish the mission sucessfully." :11
STANDUP: (Aleen Sirgany/CBS NEWS/Washington, DC)
WHILE THE PRESIDENT SAID IRAQ IS CRITICAL TO WINNING THE WAR ON TERROR
HE MADE ONLY ONE REFERENCE TO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION... THE MAIN
REASON HE GAVE FOR GOING TO WAR.
ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
It looks like the Palestinian government has a new prime minister.
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]
President Yasser Arafat picked Ahmed Qureia (Akh-med Curria), the speaker of Palestinian parliament, to replace Mahmoud Abbas.
Abbas resigned Saturday after Arafat refused to grant him more power over security forces.
It's seen as a major blow to the U-S backed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.
Israeli leaders have said they won't negotiate with any new government controlled by Arafat.
Summer vacation is over for all Grayson County students.
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]
Officials say school WILL begin today, nearly a month later than usual.
The late opening stems from problems at Fries (Freeze) Middle School, which will remain closed this Fall because of mold.
Mobile classroom units have been set up at two nearby middle schools to accommodate the students, but the work took longer than expected because of rain.
At the time, Mount Rogers was the only school in the county that WAS open.
Officials say they hope to remove the mold and reopen Fries by mid- to- late January.
Some police officers in Danville will soon be walking a different beat.
The city's new police chief has proposed a restructuring within the department.
The plan will create intermediate supervisory positions such as sergeant and corporal and it will include new promotion procedures.
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[IN Q=What it will do]
((PHILIP BROADFOOT/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WHAT IT WILL DO IS ALLOW ME BETTER SELECT SUPERVISORS FOR THE DANVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT. I'VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO MEASURE THE SKILLS AND TALENTS OF THOSE CANDIDATES FOR PROMOTION AND THIS PROCESS ALLOWS ME TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Philip Broadfoot/Danville Police Chief]
[OUT Q=me to do that]
Broadfoot also believes the reorganization will give officers in the field better access to supervisors who can counsel and coach them.
The department's staffing levels and funding will remain the same once the new structure is adopted.
City council gave the O-K to the plan at its meeting last week.
In business news, The government is investigating many mutual fund companies.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in New York.]
> MUTUAL FUNDS COMPANIES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN THE
SPOTLIGHT IN THE
> WEEKS AHEAD.. NOW THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS
INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE INSIDER
> TRADING AT SOME FO THE BIG HEDGE FUNDS AND MUTUAL
> INDIVIDUAL INVESTOR LAWSUITS HAVE ALREADY BEGUN TO
TRICKLE AGAINST SOME OF
> THE BIG MUTUAL FUNDS.
> A TRIAL DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR ONE OF THE PRINCIPLES
IN THE ENRON DEBACK.
> Andrew Fastow, Enron's former chief financial
officer, will stand trial
> April 20 for his role in the multibillion-dollar
collapse of the
> Houston-based energy giant. Fastow was charged in a
> with securities fraud, wire fraud, money laundering,
and self-dealing. His
> wife, Lea, was also indicted. She goes to trial Feb.
> IN THE COMING WEEK, THE NATION WILL COMMEMORATE THE
SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF
> THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS.. THE NEW YORK STOCK
EXCHANGE AND THE NASDAQ
> WILL OBSERVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE AT 8:46 AM EASTERN
TIME.. THE EXACT TIME
> THE FIRST PLAN STRUCK THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.
> ON WALL STREET.. NEWS THAT THE ECONOMY LOST A
STAGGERING 93-THOUSAND JOBS
> IN AUGUST CAUGHT INVESTORS BY SURPRISE AND SPARKED
AN END FO WEEK RALLY.
> THE DOW LOST 84 POINTS BUT FOR THE WEEK A NOTCHED A
GAIN OF NEARLY 1
> THE NASDAQ SLID NEARLY 11 POINTS FRIDAY BUT RALLIED
MORE THAN 2.5 PERCENT
> FOR THE WEEK.
> ON THE ECONOMIC CALENDAR, EXPECT REPORTS ON AUGUST
RETAIL SALES, INFLATION
> AT THE WHOLESALE LEVEL AND CONSUMER SENTIMENT.
> TRACK ALL THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM... I'M
AC IN NY.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
The island of Bermuda is now in cleanup stage.
It's estimated hurricane Fabian caused more than 60-million dollars in damage.
One person is dead and three are still missing.
Winds of up to 120-miles per hour knocked down trees, lifted rooftops and toppled walls.
Half of the island is still without power.
Commercial flights are set to resume today.
Two children in Virginia have been diagnosed with an illness similar to West Nile virus.
It's called La Crosse encephalitis, and is a rare mosquito- borne disease similar to West Nile.
Unlike West Nile, which is more common in older people, La Crosse cases are seen predominately in children under 16.
One of the children is from Augusta County, the other is from Tazewell County.
Since 19-78, the first Sunday after Labor Day has been known as Grandparent's Day.
Yesterday, Lewis Gale and Mill Mountain Zoo got together to offer something just for grandparents.
Mill Mountain Zoo offered free admission to Grandparents who brought along a paying grandchild.
The zoo has been doing this for the past five years, and it keeps growing.
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[IN Q=IT'S VERY SUCCESSFUL]
((LAURIE SPANGLER/CONSERVATION COORDINATOR-IT'S VERY SUCCESSFUL. WITH THE BEAUTIFUL FALL WEATHER WE'RE HAVING AND THE COOL TEMPERATURES IT'S VERY COMFORTABLE HERE ON THE MOUNTAIN, AND SO WE'VE BEEN VERY BUSY TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Laurie Spangler/Conservation Coordinator;]
[OUT Q=VERY BUSY TODAY]
Grandparents were also able to learn some Chair Yoga techniques to help increase range of motion and prevent blood clots in confined spaces.
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[IN Q=SO WHAT WE'RE DOING UP ]
((TRUDI MARDIAN/YOGA INSTRUCTOR-SO WHAT WE'RE DOING UP HERE IS BASICALLY SAYING LET'S JUST STRETCH THE BODY A LITTLE BIT. SO WE'RE JUST DOING SOME POINTS AND FLEXES AND ALLOWING THE BODY, THE HEAD AND THE NECK MOVE. JUST A LITTLE INDICATION OF WHAT YOU COULD DO IF YOU WERE STUCK ON A CONTINENTAL FLIGHT FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS.))
[SUPER=01-Trudi Mardian/Yoga Instructor;]
[OUT Q=COUPLE OF HOURS]
Mardian says Chair Yoga is beneficial because the techniques pump blood back through the legs.
Grandparents also received special treatment in Bedford County.
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest provided special discounted tours yesterday in honor of Grandparents' Day.
The tour focused on Jefferson's time spent with three of his grandchildren -- Ellen, Cornelia and Francis.
And like most grandparents, organizers say he often spoiled them.
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[IN Q=definitely. and once]
((BEVERLY WAKEFIELD/EVENT ORGANIZER: DEFINITELY! AND ONCE JEFFERSON WROTE TO ONE OF THE MERCHANTS IN THE AREA AND HE TOLD HIM THAT TWO OF HIS GRANDDAUGHTERS WERE ON A VISIT TO THE AREA AND THEY WOULD BE COMING TO HIS STORY AND TO LET THEM HAVE ANYTHING THAT STRUCK THEIR FANCY AND JUST ADD IT TO HIS ACCOUNT 39))
[SUPER=01-Beverly Wakefield/Event Organizer;]
[OUT Q=to his account]
Thomas Jefferson actually had a total of 12-grandchildren.
This is the second year for Grandparents' Day at Poplar Forest.
Organizers say they hope to make it an annual event.
The world's fastest computers are making their way to Virginia Tech, as the university works its way to becoming a top research institution.
Myranda Stephens has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Jason Lockhart/Engineer; :11]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Shinpaugh/Engineer; :38]
[OUT Q=News 7, Blacksburg.]
(([NATS OF MOVING TRUCK @ 8:23]
It's move-in day at Virginia Tech.
But this time it's not for the students.
((JASON LOCKHART/ENGINEER: THIS IS THE FIRST SHIPMENT OF MACHINES WE GOT TODAY AND WE'RE EXPECTING THREE MORE SHIPMENTS THIS COMING WEEK.))
More than one thousand Mac G-5 computers will be arriving on campus this week, as the university works to build the world's largest supercomputer cluster at an academic institution.
Engineers say the system will enhance the university's researching capabilities and perhaps put Virginia Tech on the list of the top research institutions in the country.
((KEVIN SHINPAUGH/ENGINEER: THAT CAN LEAD TO MAYBE NEW DRUGS. LEAD TO NANO-TECHNOLOGY MACHINES WHO KNOWS WHAT? 58))
((REPORTER: BUT IT'S NOT JUST A MATTER OF TURNING ON A SWITCH TO GET THINGS STARTED. THERE'S STILL A LOT MORE WORK THAT'S LEFT TO BE DONE 239))
[QUICK NATS ]
[SOT 1242][COVER BITE!!!!]
((WE COULDN'T USE A NORMAL A-C BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MUCH HEAT GENERATED BY ALL THESE MACHINES SO WE'RE GETTING A SPECIAL HIGH DENSITY LEVER COOLING SYSTEM WHICH REQUIRES A LOT OF PIPING, REFRIGERATE PIPING AND ALSO CHILLED WATER PIPING UNDER THE FLOORING AND INTO THE CEILING 58))
The project was started back in March, and engineers say despite all the work, the process has been a smooth one.
((SO FAR SO GOOD! LAUGHS))
[SOT 1533][COVER FIRST PART OF BITE ONLY!!!]
((WHENEVER WE HAVE PROBLEMS WE MANAGE TO GET AROUND IT SOMEHOW. IT'S JUST BEEN AMAZING HOW SMOOTHLY EVERYTHING HAS GONE GIVEN SUCH A SHORT TIME FRAME.))
And their hope is to have that same luck once the computers are actually turned on.
Myranda Stephens, News 7, Blacksburg.))
Officials hope to begin preliminary testing on the computers next month, and have the system in full production by New Year's day.
Parents consider an alternative to Ritalin.
And, The West Nile Virus moves west.
[Take FS Healthy Living]
Dave Browde has more on those stories in today's Healthy Living.
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[IN Q=With the new]
[SUPER=01-Dave Browde/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR HAS MANY PARENTS PICKING A NEW DRUG FOR ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER.
THE PRODUCT "STRATTERA" IS WINNING PRAISE FROM DOCTORS AND PARENTS BECAUSE IT IS NOT A STIMULANT.... WHICH MEANS ITS SIDE EFFECTS ARE MILDER THAN OTHER DRUGS LIKE RITALIN.
"STRATTERA" HAS GRABBED 12 PERCENT OF THE PRESCRIPTION MARKET IN THE PAST EIGHT MONTHS BUT DOCTORS ARE STILL UNCERTAIN IF IT WILL PROVE TO BE AS EFFECTIVE AS OTHER DRUGS.
WITH THE WEST NILE VIRUS NOW IN ITS PEAK SEASON WESTERN STATES ARE BRACING FOR THE WORST.
THE MOSQUITO BORNE ILLNESS HAS INFECTED OVER 1-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN COLORADO, THE NATION'S HARDEST HIT STATE.
WITH THE VIRUS MOVING FURTHER WEST EVERY YEAR, HEALTH OFFICIALS IN ARIZONA, UTAH AND IDAHO ARE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR POSSIBLE CASES.
FOR MILLIONS OF WOMEN A NEW BIRTH CONTROL PILL COULD MEAN FREEDOM FROM A MONTHLY MENACE: THE MENSTRATION CYCLE.
WOMEN TAKE THE CURRENT "PILL" FOR 28 DAYS.... BUT WITH THE DRUG "SEASONALE" WOMEN TAKE 12 STRAIGHT WEEKS OF ACTIVE PILLS AND THEN A WEEK OF DUMMY PILLS. THE DRUG MAKER HOPES TO HAVE A PRESCRIPTION VERSION IN PHARMACIES BY NOVEMBER.
AND THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES.
I'M DAVE BROWDE, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
[Tape tosses to break]
"Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" is the number one movie at the box office.
Katherine Dorsett has more in today's Hollywood Minute
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[OUT Q=I'm Katherine Dorsett.]
((WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE...I'M KATHERINE DORSETT.
"DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILD STAR," -THE MOVIE ABOUT A HOLLYWOOD HAS-BEEN, DEBUTED AT NUMBER AT THE BOX OFFICE OVER THE WEEKEND. THE DAVID SPADE COMEDY TOOK IN AN ESTIMATED SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS. MEANWHILE-- LAST WEEK'S NUMBER ONE FLICK --THE HORROR SEQUEL "JEEPERS CREEPERS 2" --FELL TO SECOND PLACE...EARNING ABOUT SIX POINT SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS. DISNEY'S PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN"... ROUNDED OUT THE TOP THREE.
SPEAKING OF THE BOX OFFICE...THE STAR OF THIS WEEKEND'S NUMBER ONE FLICK --NOW HAS HIS OWN STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ALUM DAVID SPADE WAS HONORED THIS PAST FRIDAY.
THE 39 YEAR OLD COMEDIAN STARS IN THE N-B-C COMEDY "JUST SHOOT ME."
MEANWHILE-- "THE BOSS" IS PLAYING TO SOLD OUT CROWDS IN BOSTON.
THE RED SOX DON'T USUALLY ALLOW CONCERTS AT FENWAY PARK...BUT FOR BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, THEY MADE AN EXCEPTION. ON SATURDAY--CROWDS STOOD BY THE PARK'S FABLED GREEN MONSTER, SHAGGING IMAGINARY FLY BALLS. SPRINGSTEEN IS A YANKEES' FAN, AND HE TEASED THE CROWD A LITTLE ABOUT THE SOMETIMES LOPSIDED RIVALRY.
WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE...I'M KATHERINE DORSETT.))
[Tape tosses to bump]
A rock concert in Roanoke turned ugly yesterday, but that's actually a good thing.
The first annual Uglyfest was held yesterday at Highland Park.
A collection of seven different punk rock, and metal bands played for more than eight hours.
The concert organizer says ten percent of the profits will go towards an artists scholarship fund, and another ten percent will help pay the medical bills of a guitar player who suffered a heart injury in a car accident.