Kuwait has given the green light for the U-S to send in more troops.
Meantime, the Pentagon brass takes it on the chin in a report on the Saudi
bombing in June.
Stay with us the news is next.
After a weekend delay, Kuwait today agreed to accept more U-S troops on its
SUPER=03-Fort Hood, TX;
The White House confirms the decision, but won't say how many troops are
The Pentagon has indicated the number is three-thousand, from Fort
Some leading Democrats in Congress say the U-S is carrying too much of the
burden of containing Saddam Hussein.
But President Clinton has responded by saying Saddam must not be allowed to
continue this agression.
(( HE WAS NOT TAKEN OUT OF OFFICE WITH THE GULF WAR..HE HAS MANAGED TO
SURVIVE AND HE IS STILL IN POWER..THE IMPORTANT THING FOR THE UNITED SATES IS
THAT HE IS NOT ABLE TO THREATEN HIS NEIGHBORS.))
OUT Q=TO THREATEN.
Meanwhile, Defense Secretary William Perry is in Turkey this afternoon,
trying to get support for possible military retaliation against Iraq, including
allowing air strikes from Turkish territory.
Turkey's newly elected pro-Islamic government has criticized the recent U-S
air attacks on Iraqi military targets.
As more troops prepare to head to the middleast an investigative report due
out today is highly critical of the placement of troops in an apartment complex
in Saudi Arabia.
SUPER=04-Dhahran, Saudi Arabia/June;
The building was hit by a truck bomb in June, killing 19 U-S airmen.
The report, put together by a special commission, cites confusion in the
chain of command, and a lack of clear guidance on security from the Pentagon.
The investigation has already prompted the relocation of most U-S forces in
Saudi Arabia from urban areas to a remote military base.
The Space Shuttle "Atlantis" lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center this
morning but not without a slight glitch.
The problem is now raising questions
whether Atlantis will be able to complete its primary mission: to pick up
Shannon Lucid from the Russian "Mir" Space Station.
Diana Olick has the story.
SUPER=01-Diana Olick/Reporting; 1:05
OUT Q=at the Johnson Space Center,
It may be several days before officials know what sparked a fire that
consumed three businesses over the weekend in Pulaski County.
Small flames still flickered yesterday morning throughout the charred
remains of the Fairlawn shopping center.
These hot spots are preventing the county fire investigating team from
sifting through the the debris.
Investigators say it may be tomorrow or Wednesday before investigators can
take a look.
A crane will be used to removed the collapsed roof so probers can determine
where the blaze started.
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The fire destroyed the structure housing The Carpet Shop, Schewel's
Furniture and a tax service office.
But Calvin Powers, owner of Powers Fence Company and The Carpet Shop says
the fence business is operating business as usual today.
The Carpet Shop plans to use a vacant office located right next to their
burned out location.
Powers says he hopes to reopen The Carpet Shop by Wednesday.
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Coming up on the newscast,
A prostitute's diaries have been subpoenaed by Whitewater prosecutors--
In today's common sense report--
Cutting corners when it comes to school clothes.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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First results from the Bosnian elections are slowing coming in.
Election organizers say two of 109 districts, both in Sarajevo, have
In those districts, Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic
won most of the vote.
He's running to become the Muslim member of the new three-person presidency
that's to govern Bosnia.
The new presidency will include one Serb, one Muslim and One Croat.
No results are available yet from Serb-held areas.
Whitewater prosecutors have reportedly subpoenaed a prostitute's diaries on
ex-Clinton political strategist Dick Morris.
The "New York Post" is reporting that independent counsel Kenneth Starr
issued a subpoena a week ago for diaries purportedly kept by Sherry Rowlands.
The paper says Starr is interested in Rowlands' claim that Morris told her
first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was behind unauthorized F-B-I files obtained
by the White House.
Morris has denied Rowlands' story.
The nation's largest police group is backing President Clinton.
The National Fraternal Order of Police will endorse Clinton at a campaign
event in Cincinnati today.
The endorsement symbolizes the President's success in dealing
with the traditionally Republican crime issue.
Meanwhile, crime is also on Bob Dole's agenda today.
The Republican presidential nominee will be in Philadelphia today to unveil
his new anti-crime proposals and to blast the President for the rise in teen
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He won't be returning to Washington next year, but Congressman L-F Payne
hopes he'll be going to Richmond.
The 50-year-old Democrat from Nelson County is expected to announce his
candidacy for lieutenant governor in a news conference scheduled for this
Payne is retiring from the U-S Congress after serving for eight years.
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The government of Paraguay is suing Virginia officials, including Governor
The suit centers around a convicted killer from Paraguay who sits on
Virginia's death row.
The lawsuit alleges the state violated international treaties in regards to
Angel Francisco Breard.
Breard is on Death Row for the 19-92 murder of Ruth Dickie in Arlington.
Mark Warner is putting his U-S Sneate campiagn on a new track.
The Democrat replaced his campaign manager Emily Smith on Friday with Anita
The shakeup comes just 51 days before election time.
Mark Warner is about 20 points behind incumbent John Warner in the polls.
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Still to come on the newscast,
Rick Boucher is the bearer of good economic news in Christiansburg.
The plight of parents today may be two-fold, as they are faced with the task
of caring for two generations of family members.
Many people today are faced with the double whammy of caring for their
children AND watching after their aging parents.
A Roanoke caregiving counselor has some tips on how to better deal with a
situation that can be rewarding, but also stressful and time consuming.
IN Q=I think
((LOUISE CHAGNON/ADULTS PLUS COUNSELOUR: I THINK IT'S HELPFUL IF PEOPLE CAN
LOOK AT THIS AS NOT A PROBLEM, BUT IT'S ONE OF THE NATURAL THINGS THAT HAPPENS
IN LIFE. IT'S A CHALLENGE, JUST LIKE HAVING A FAMILY, STARTING A FAMILY,
GETTING MARRIED. THESE ARE ALL TRANSITIONS THAT THOUGH THEY'RE DIFFICULT IN
THAT THEY'RE POSITIVE, ARE MORE POSITIVE TRANSITIONS, THEY'RE STILL STRESSFUL
BECAUSE THEY REPRESENT CHANGES.))
SUPER=01-Louise Chagnon/Adults Plus Counselor;
OUT Q=represent changes.
Louise Chagnon (SHAG-nin) of Adults Plus says the change is an opportunity
to redefine relationships between parents and their children.
She hosted a program at a luncheon sponsored by the Y-W-C-A of the Roanoke
The push is on to upgrade preschool. A report out today by a Carnegie
Corporation task force says it's time for all three- and four-year-olds to have
structured class time before they go to kindergarten.
The group says as it is, some children get quality pre-school, but some
don't, leaving them playing catch up.
To change that the task force proposes a blueprint for a UNIVERSAL
A Pulaski couple is NOW six million dollars richer after winning the
Virginia lottery this weekend.
Warren and Dorothy Collins will receive 200-thousand dollars for the next
Dorothy says she had not played the lottery in about a year.
She purchased one ticket and let the computer pick the numbers.
IN Q=I said oh Lord...
((DOROTHY COLLINS/LOTTERY WINNER: I SAID OH LORD I'VE WON IT. HE SAID YEAH YOU
HAVE. SO I WENR BACK TO SHOP-EZ AND THEY WERE JUMPING UP AND DOWN, HAVING A
BALL. COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY I COULDN'T GET EXCITED.))
SUPER=01-Dorothy Collins/Lottery Winner;
OUT Q=couldn't get excited.
Both Warren and Dorothy are retired and they say the money will come in
Dorothy was recently hospitalized with pneumonia and needed the money to pay
for medical expenses.
She calls it a gift from God.
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Congressman Rick Boucher visited Christiansburg this morning, bearing
one-point-two million dollars intended to help spur new business growth.
Boucher announced the grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce for the
renovation of the old Imperial Redding plant on Roanoke Street.
The Montgomery County Industrial Development Authority will turn the
building into a small business incubator and light manufacturing facility.
((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-NINTH DISTRICT: THIS WILL BROADLY ENHANCE THE GROWTH OF
SMALL BUSINESS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND NEARBY COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA, AND I'M VERY PLEASED THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY I.D.A. IS RECEIVING THIS
FEDERAL GRANT. ))
OUT Q=this federal grant.
A computer service company and an Internet access provider currently occupy
part of the building.
Officials are seeking other technically- oriented companies to move in once
the construction is complete late next year.
The beginning of the school year means new clothes for kids, which is good
for retailers, but it means empyt wallets for moms and dads.
Len Besthoff has some money saving tips in this week's edition of Common
IN Q=There are
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
(( There are some ways to pay less than retail price for outfits your kids
may only wear one or two seasons.
Take yard sales for example.
The clothes we checked out were in decent condition, and sometimes cost only
a dollar or two.
Another option is places like the Goodwill Shops, which sell a lot of
And there's also a relatively new concept for parents trying to save a buck.
It's a new chain called Once Upon A Child.
SOT 01:24:06 from once upon a child
IN Q=We buy
((TODD ROSS/ONCE UPON A CHILD: WE BUY IT AND WE'RE GONNA BUY IT AT X- PERCENT
FROM THE CUSTOMER AND WE'RE GONNA TURN AROUND AND RESELL IT AND YOU'RE GOING TO
BE PAYING BETWEEN 50 TO 75 PERCENT OFF ITS NEW RETAIL PRICE.))
SUPER=01-Todd Ross/Once Upon a Child;
OUT Q=retail price.
That's this week's edition of Common Sense.
Let's send it back to the newsdesk.
Once Upon A Child has stores in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Christiansburg.
It will also buy used children's clothes that are in good condition.
With little new economic information today, stocks are getting a little
boost from several merger announcements this morning.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 32 and a half points.
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Still to come on the newscast--
Jeff Gordon is victorious once more,
And the Redskins are in first place in the NFC east!
Patrick has the highlights when we come back.
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Jeff Gordon won his third straight race at Dover taking the checkered flag
in the MBNA 500.
SUPER=03-Dover, DE/TNN Sports; :
The Rick Hendrick cars of Terry Labonte and Jeff Gordon took turns leading
the race in the first 40 laps Gordon moves to the front on this pass.
Then on lap 91 Hut Stricklin gets too high on the track he hits the wall
bringing out the third caution of the afternoon.
Ernie Irvan was the leader on lap 317 and was pulling away from the field
when he runs up on Derrike Cope. The rear end of his car gets lose causing him
to spin out and hit the wall bringing out the caution. Irvan led 47 laps.
Mark Martin would lead the race for the second time with 267 to go and he
was the leader of the race at the half way point.
Dale Earnhardt moved the Goodwrench chevy to third place but he had tire
problems that ripped the sheet metal off the right rear of his car bringing out
Gordon came back to lead the race with 142 laps left.
Then tempers flared near the end--Jimmy spencer and Wally Dallenbach get
together causing a crash involving several cars with 44 laps left. Spencer
jumped out of car and has to be restrained as he want after Dallenbach who was
still in his car.
Gordon, who always runs well at Dover, made his move at the right time and
he wins the MBNA 500 at the Monster Mile.
IN Q="want to...
((JEFF GORDON/MBNA 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/MBNA 500 Winner; :
OUT Q=.....awesome job."
Rusty Wallace was second Dale Jarrett third, Bobby Labonte fourth and Mark
Rick Mast finished sixth.
The Washington Redskins gained over 241 yards on the ground yesterday
afternoon in a 31 to 10 win over the New York Giants.
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/FOX Sports; :
An aerial view of the Meadowlands yesterday.
To the 1st quarter action -- Redskin quarterback Gus Frerotte puts it in
the air hooking up with Asher on this play inside the Giants five yard line
Several plays later Marc Logan takes it in from the five for the score and
the Redskins took the 10 to nothing lead.
Washington then came up with a trick play. The Skins fake the field goal
Frerotte rolls out and hits Scott Galbreath on the 30 yard touchdown strike and
the Redskins led 17 to nothing.
The Giants went to the air for their only touchdown. Dave Brown hits
SUPER=30-Washington/31/N.Y. Giants/10/;Aaron Pierce on the 8 yard touchdown
strike to make it 17 to 7 but Washington goes on to win it 31 to 10.
The President's Cup will remain in the United States for one more year.
Fred Couples came through with the clutch putt giving the U-S team the
victory. Couples sank this 25 foot birdie putt on the next to last hole to
give the Americans a 16 and a half to 15 and a half victory over the
IN Q="As soon...
((FRED COUPLES/MAKES WINNING PUTT: ))
SUPER=01-Fred Couples/Makes Winning Putt; :
OUT Q=........rest of the Year."
SUPER=03-Coal Valley, IL/Golf Channel; :
Ed Fiori won the P-G-A tours Quad City Open. He closed with a 3 under par
67 to beat Andrew Magee by two strokes.
Tiger Woods fell apart in yesterday's round, shooting a 2 over 72. He tied
for fifth place.
(Patrick and Melanie ad lib re: Live at 5 today)
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