Boris Yeltsin is back in the public eye after stirring new concern about his
and a setback for Botetourt County school officials in their quest for more
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Don't go away, the news is next.
It's a disappointing day for Botetourt County school officials.
This morning in Fincastle, they went before the Board of Supervisors in
hopes of receiving 500- thousand dollars in additional funds.
What they got was a little more than half that amount...but most of THAT
money was left over from last year's budget.
IN Q=I don't know
((GARLAND JONES/BOTETOURT COUNTY ASSISTANT SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: I DON'T KNOW
WHAT THEIR PRIORITIES ARE, BECAUSE THEY'VE GOT OTHER ISSUES BESIDES THE PUBLIC
SCHOOLS. SO THEY HAVE TO SET THOSE. APPARENTLY THEIR PRIORITIES DON'T AGREE
WITH THOSE OF THE SCHOOL BOARD. ))
SUPER=01-Garland Jones/Botetourt Co. Asst. Superintendent;
OUT Q=school board
Debate over educational funding started a couple of months ago... when the
Board of Supervisors failed to grant one- point- four- million dollars of the
school budget proposal.
Some residents feel too much emphasis is being placed on attracting new
business...and that education may suffer.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin came out of seclusion this morning and
finally kept his appointment with U-S Vice President Al Gore.
Concerns about Yeltsin's health and a possible power struggle in Moscow
cropped up again yesterday when Yeltsin postponed a meeting with Gore.
Jonathan Sanders has more from Moscow.
IN Q=After standing up Vice
SUPER=03-Barvikha, Russia; :00
SUPER=04-June 10; :31
SUPER=01-Jonathan Sanders/Reporting; 1:13
OUT Q=CBS News, Moscow
After standing up Vice President Gore yesterday -- today, Boris Yeltsin was
early, impatiently waiting for his guest to show up at his rest home outside
Yeltsin seemed genuinely glad to see Gore.
The two joked together; Gore
congratulated Yeltsin on his re-election as President of Russia... and praised
one of his famous campaigning techniques.
GORE:"I PARTICULARLY ADMIRED YOUR DANCING TECHNIQUES"
Yeltsin seemed to enjoy the compliment almost as much as he enjoyed those
performances that evidently robbed him of so much energy....
Today Yeltsin appeared engaged, but old... Yeltsin and Gore spoke on a wide
range of topics for almost an hour.
Afterwards Gore took time to reassure the west -- Yeltsin is OK.
GORE: IT WAS A VERY ENJOYABLE COVERSATION -- ON A PERSONAL BASIS-UH HE UH I
THINK THAT HE IS RELAXING GETTING SOME NEEDED REST. BUT TO ME HE LOOKS GOOD.
It was expected that Gore would say something positive about Yeltsin's
One wonders what Gore will report back in a more candid, less public forum
about Yeltsin and about growing difference between Russia and America.
Jonathan Sanders, CBS News Moscow.))
Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole has surprised just about everyone
with his choice for keynote speaker at next month's G-O-P convention in San
Dole has chosen New York Representative Susan Molinari, a moderate
Republican who supports abortion rights.
((SUSAN MOLINARI:I THINK BY THE TIME WE GET TO SAN DIEGO EVERYBODY'S GOING TO
UNDERSTAND WHILE WE STILL MAY DISAGREE ON THE ISSUE OF ABORTION WE AGREE ON THE
NEED TO BALANCE THE BUDGET AND CUT TAXES AND RESTORE THE AMERICAN DREAM AND
PROVIDE WELFARE REFORM SO I'M SURE BY THE TIME WE GET TO SAN DIEGO YOU'RE GOING
OT SEE A UNITED REPUBLICAN PARTY DOING ALL WE CAN TO CHANGE DIRECTION OF THIS
SUPER=01-Rep. Susan Molinari/Convention Keynote Speaker;
OUT Q=to change direction of this nation.
A dose of bad news for Dole as a new poll put him 20 points behind
The C-B-S/"New York Times" poll finds Mr. Clinton holding a 57-to-37 lead
over Dole despite Whitewater and the F-B-I files flap.
Meantime, Clinton aides are praising the President's economic programs,
crediting them with shrinking the deficit.
The Clinton administration officials said today that the federal deficit
will shrink to nearly 117 billion dollars this year.
That's 29- billion lower than the administration predicted in March.
In other news from the White House today, A Clinton administration source
says the president will impose tough anti Cuba sanctions, but on a delayed
The source says President Clinton will order a six-month delay on lawsuits
against foreign companies that use American property seized in Cuba.
European countries have threatened retaliation for any sanctions.
Former Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker has apologized for the chaos he
created in Little Rock.
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;
Mike Huckabee was sworn in as the new governor yesterday, but only after
hours of confusion created when Tucker reversed an earlier promise to resign.
Tucker made the promise because of his Whitewater-related conviction on
fraud and conspiracy.
He eventually stepped down when Huckabee and the state attorney general,
threatened to seek impeachment.
((WINSTON BRYANT/AR STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL:HE FAILED TO CARRY THROUGH ON HIS
PROMISE AND WE FILED A LAWSUIT IN CIRCUIT COURT I PULASKI COUNTY ASKING THAT HE
BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY. ))
SUPER=01-Winston Bryant/Arkansas Attorney General;
OUT Q=that he be removed immediately.
Huckabee is the state's first Republican governor in more than a decade.
In his statement today, Tucker said what he did yesterday was wrong and
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Don't go away - just ahead, the stock market takes a turn for the worse.
We'll talk to an expert on possible local effects,
and yesterday's storms create quite a stir in Bedford.
Today the National Weather Service asseses the damage.
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The stock market has taken a nose dive over the past few days.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 161 points yesterday...
closing at 53 hundred-49.
Over the past three business days, the Dow has lost more than 254 points.
Just before noon the Dow was down more than 21 points.
ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
Garry Collier joins us as the Senior Investment Broker, with A-G Edwards.
He's going to help us look into Wall Street's crystal ball to find out what
may happen next.
Was it NEW investors chasing hot stocks that caused the drop?
SUPER=01-Garry Collier/A.G. Edwards;
(Were those investors mainly in the technology arena?
The market actually tried to rally yesterday -- what happened?
Should long term veteran investors be concerned?
What's the market doing today?)
The Big Three automakers are looking to trim their workforce.
The "Detroit Free Press" reports Ford hopes to reduce about 15-hundred
middle-management and administrative jobs by the end of the year.
It says those cuts would come through early retirements and buyouts.
The paper also reports G-M has been offering early retirement deals.
Meantime, another Detroit Newspaper says Chrysler is offering early
retirements to 12-hundred salaried workers.
The cuts would come as sales remain rather strong for the Big three
Teens in Virginia may find it a little tougher to get behind the wheel
thanks to new laws that went into effect this month.
The laws set up a mandatory waiting period for teens to get the licenses and
make those who flunk the written portion of the test wait longer to retake it.
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IN Q=We find that
((MARY KING/DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES;
WE FIND THAT DRIVERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 ARE JUST SIMPLY INEXPERIENCED. THEY
HAVE EXCELLENT RESPONSE TIMES AND REFLEXES BUT THEY LACK THE DRIVING ABILITY
AND THE GOOD JUDGMENT THAT SOME OF THE OLDER AGE GROUPS HAVE.))
SUPER=01-Mary King/Department of Motor Vehicles;
OUT Q=age groups have
The waiting period calls for teens between 15 and 18 years of age to get a
driving permit for six months before they can apply for their regular driver's
It used to be that teens didn't have to get their permit if they waited
until after their 16th birthday.
The new laws also hold teens responsible to the same drunk driving laws as
Juvenile drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding point zero-eight now
face automatic suspension of their permits or licenses for 7 days.
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When News 7 returns, newspapers across the country are feeling the effects
of competitive news coverage,
in a few minutes we'll bring you part one of our series covering how these
tough times are hitting locally, and how they affect the Roanoke Times.
TAPEedit of #96-57 with new bites
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg says there were NO tornadoes.
But some residents of Bedford County say it sure felt like a twister.
A violent storm with high winds ripped through several neighborhoods
Eleven- year- old Josh Dooley witnessed the destruction.
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IN Q=My Treehouse
((JOSH DOOLEY/WITNESS: MY TREEHOUSE WENT UP IN THE AIR, AND WE THOUGHT, ME AND
MY MOM THOUGHT IT WAS JUST GOING TO RUN INTO THE HOUSE. NEXT THING WE KNEW, MY
DAD'S GARAGE ROOF JUST CAME UP RIGHT IN THE AIR. PARTS WERE EVERYWHERE. ))
OUT Q=parts were everywhere
The house next door to Josh's was another casualty of the storm.
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IN Q=I just happened
((RICK MEADOR/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: I JUST HAPPENED TO BE DRIVING BY AND SAW A
BIG HOLE IN THE ROOF HERE. I THOUGHT MAYBE A PLANE HAD CRASHED INTO THE ROOF.
THEN I LOOKED DOWN HERE AND SAW THAT MY NEIGHBORS GARAGE HAD BEEN DESTROYED,
SUPER=01-Rick Meador/Bedford Co. Resident;
OUT Q=destroyed, too
Bedford CITY is also cleaning up after the storm.
wipe wipe wipe
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
Take a look at this--
High winds blew a tree on top of this house on Peaks View Drive, in the
northwest side of the city.
Crews had their work cut out for them as they sliced through tree limbs to
clear power lines.
And those who make their living clearing debris had to marvel at the
IN Q=When you see
((LEWIS MARTIN/GROUNDSKEEPER: WHEN YOU SEE THEM LIKE THIS, NOBODY HURT,
EVERYBODY SAFE, I THINK IT'S THE BEST THING FOR EVERYBODY TO SEE ONCE IN THEIR
LIFE-- IS A STORM LIKE THIS. ))
OUT Q=storm like this
Martin says the storm hit Bedford at around five.
For decades the Roanoke Times has been the dominant newspaper in its
But in many ways, it's not the same paper it was five or six years ago.
Len Besthoff explains in part one of "Changing Times at the Roanoke Times."
IN Q=To say
SUPER=01-Roland Lazenby/Former Roanoke Times Reporter; :29
SUPER=01-Sandra Brown Kelly/Roanoke Times Reporter; :35
SUPER=01-Walter Rugaber/Roanoke Times Publisher; 1:05
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
(( To say the newspaper business is dying would be unfair.
But without a doubt, it's facing some tough times.
Circulation has dropped at papers both large and small.
Greater competition and readers' busier lifestyles have delivered a nasty
one- two punch.
IN Q=It's a time
((DELORES COLLINS/ROANOKE TIMES READER: IT'S A TIME RESTRAINT. I JUST DON'T
HAVE TIME FOR IT. ))
OUT Q=time for it.
IN Q=There have been
((ROLAND LAZENBY/FORMER ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: THERE HAVE BEEN STUDIES THAT
SHOW THAT READERSHIP HAS BEEN DECLINING SINCE THE SIXTIES, PARTICULARLY AMONG
OUT Q=young readers.
SOT KELLY 9:40:08
IN Q=When I
((SANDRA BROWN KELLY/ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: WHEN I CAME INTO JOURNALISM YOU
EXPECTED TO, TO JUST HAVE A READER BASE THERE--BECAUSE FAMILIES READ THE PAPER
AND KIDS GREW UP AND THEY SUBSCRIBED TO THE PAPER. BUT THAT'S NOT THE WAY
SOCIETY WORKS ANYMORE.))
OUT Q=works anymore.
Advertisements, which represent roughly 75- percent of the money a paper
takes in, have also slumped, due in part to restructuring in the retail
SOT ads rugaber 15:04:12
IN Q=Retail advertising
((WALTER RUGABER/ROANOKE TIMES PUBLISHER: I MEAN BIG MASS RETAILERS, MANY OF EM
HAVE GONE OUT OF BUSINESS AND ALL OF THEM ARE WATCHING THEIR PENNIES VERY
CLOSELY--AND INCLUDING THEIR ADVERTISING MONEY.))
OUT Q=their advertising money.
To make matters worse, newsprint costs nearly doubled last year.
So with less money coming in, and more money going out, newspapers are
facing a dilemma when it comes to retaining the profit margins they desire.
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IN Q=We do
((WE DO THINK NEWSPAPERS ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO PASS COST INCREASES
THROUGH TO CUSTOMERS EITHER READER CUSTOMERS OR ADVERTISING CUSTOMERS JUST
WILLY NILLY. THAT'S NOT GONNA, YOU KNOW THAT'S NOT GONNA FLY IN THIS WORLD OF
OUT Q=world of competition.
The focus at newspapers has shifted to controlling INTERNAL costs.
But that also has its price, something we'll explore in part two.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
And you can catch part two tonight on News 7 at Six and Eleven.
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Stick around - Patrick has sports next including some names in the N-B-A
that have quite a price tag attached,
and if you want Miss Virginia to become Miss America - your vote counts!
We'll tell you how you can become one of the judges.
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Michael Irvin will be formally sentenced today in Dallas after his lawyers
struck a plea agreement with prosecutors yesterday.
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00
The flamboyant Irvin entered a plea of no contest to second degree felony
cocaine possesion charges.
In exchange he will get four years probation, a 10- thousand dollar fine,
plus the dismissal of the misdemeanor marijuana charge that he also faced.
Training camp opens for the Cowboys tomorrow, and there was no way the trial
would have been over by that time.
The N-F-L has yet to comment on the plea bargain, but there is still a
chance Irvin will be suspended.
It was a wild night in the N-B-A with wheeling and dealing taking place from
coast to coast.
First, the Washington Bullets acquired Harvey Grant and Rod Strickland from
in exchange for the former North Carolina Tarheel Rasheed Wallace, and Mitchell
Wallace was the Bullets number one pick in last year's draft, but he's had
numerous problems off the court.
The Hawks acquired free agent Dikembe Mutombo, signing him to a seven year
70- million dollar deal.
Mutombo spent the past five seasons with Denver.
Also last night the Hawks sent two of their top players, Stacey Augmon and
Grant Long to the Pistons in exchange for four future Detroit draft picks.
But before we go --
Rush Limbaugh is calling it quits.
The conservative commentator is quitting his four-year-old syndicated
According to a source at the show, Limbaugh is upset with the late night
time slots he's getting.
His last show is slated for September sixth.
Limbaugh, however, will stick with radio where his show is heard weekly by
an estimated 25- million listeners.
And there's going to be a new judge this year in the Miss America pageant --
Organizers say that for the first time, viewers will get a say in the
For 50 cents you can call in your vote to help chose the five finalists.
Miss Virginia Michelle Kang and the other 49 state finalists will compete
for the title September 14th.
You may recall last year Miss America viewers voted by phone to keep the
Have a great day.
That's it for News 7 at Noon.