Good evening, here's what's happening...
Bob Dole and Bill Clinton are finishing up the first presidential debate
We'll hit the highlights and hear what local republicans and democrats
A storm system in the gulf is drenching parts of Texas, causing some serious
flooding, and it could get worse.
And the kissing kid is at it again... but he's not in trouble this time.
Those stories and much more, tonight at 11.
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The first presidential debate is over.
There weren't many fireworks as Bob Dole and Bill Clinton faced each other in
Both sides had agreed they would not question each other.
Mr. Clinton and Mr. Dole spent the past few days cramming and rehearsing for
the debate, and both seemed to be well armed with facts, figures, and the
occasional snappy comeback.
Dole took aim at the President's foreign policy, saying Saddam Hussein is
And the President accused Dole of being in the tobacco industry's pocket.
Double Boxes=Eric and Regina/Newspath
Regina Blakely is covering the debate in Hartford... She joins us live with
the latest... Regina?
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IN Q=Both Candidates
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=not a political issue
(( BOTH CANDIDATES BEGAN BY TALKING ABOUT THEIR RECORDS.. THE
PRESIDENT'S FIRST FOUR YEARS IN OFFICE..
SOT AT 90330 PRESIDENT CLINTON:
"four years ago you took me on faith.. not there's a record. 10
million new jobs//a strong america at peace. we are better off than we were
four years ago. let's keep it going."
BOB DOLE.. HIS YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORLD WAR TWO...
SOT AT 908 GOP NOMINEE BOB DOLE
"i'm a plain speaking man and I learned the word is my bond//i've
been running againt the odds for a long time."
IT WAS DOLE WITH THE FIRST LAUGH WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT HIS 15% TAX
CUT... SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT CALLED A SCHEME.
SOT AT 91730 DOLE:
"president will get the benefit when he's not president. (clinton) I
need it. (dole) the people need it."
THE CONVERSATION TURNED SHARP WHEN DOLE ATTACKED THE MONEY ORGANIZED
LABOR IS PUTTING ME INTO DEMOCRAT'S CAMPAIGNS AS WELL AS THE PRESIDENT'S
SOT CLINTON AT 925:
"it wasn't me who.. it wasn't me who let the lobbiests sit in
committee.. gingrich and dole."
DOLE HAMMERED AWAY... ON THE INCREASE OF TEEN DRUG USE DURING MR.
CLINTON'S FOUR YEARS... THE PRESIDENT ANSWERED IT IS NOT A POLITICAL ISSUE.
IN TRYING TO LABEL THE PRESIDENT A LIBERAL... DOLE REMINDED VOTERS
OF THE PRESIDENT'S FAILED HEALTH CARE REFORM.. HIS WORK AGAINST A BALANCED
SOT CLINTON AT 1010:
"that liberal charge is what the party brings out.. a goldne oldie..
I don't think that dog will hunt this time."
ON FOREIGN POLICY..
SOT DOLE AT 955:
"Its ad hoc foreign policy//we have lost crediblity around the
THE PRESIDENT RESPONDED BY LABELING NORTHERN IRELAND, THE MIDDLE
EAST, SOMALIA, HAITI AND EVEN IRAQ SUCCESS'.
"there are problems.. america is the leader"
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Double Boxes=Eric and Regina/Newspath
Many people were keeping their eyes on the debate tonight.
Among those was Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
He sticks by Dole's 550 BILLION- dollar tax cut plan, saying it was time to
put more money in the pockets of everyday working Americans.
IN Q=Put more trust
((BOB GOODLATTE: PUT MORE TRUST IN THE PEOPLE AND TO RETURN POWER FROM D.C.
BACK TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND TO FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS. GIVE THEM
AND TAX BREAK AND GIVE THEM BACK SOME OF THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY BECAUSE THEY
KNOW HOW TO SPEND IT FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES.))
OUT Q=their families.
Jeff Grey was also in Roanoke tonight.
The Democratic challenger for the sixth district says Dole's economic plan
IN Q=He's been boasting
((JEFF GREY/-D- CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: HE'S BEEN BOASTING ABOUT A 15 PERCENT
TAX CUT FOR ALL FOLKS WHICH I THINK PEOPLE BELIEVE ARE UN-REALIST WITHOUT
CUTTING PROGRAMS US, THE TAXPAYERS PAY FOR AND SERVICE OUT OF. ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Grey/(D) Candidate for Congress;
OUT Q=services out of.
Clinton said Dole's tax cut would either make the deficit explode or require
unacceptable cuts in Medicare and education.
Someone who wasn't in the debate tonight was the Libertarian Party
Harry Browne is also running President.
Meanwhile, the vice- presidental candidate for the party made her first
campaign stop in Virginia last week.
Jo Jorgensen pushed her party's response to the Dole-Kemp tax cut.
IN Q=The Libertarian
((THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY, HOWEVER, HARRY BROWNE IS GOING AROUND THE COUNTRY
ASKING PEOPLE "WOULD YOU GIVE UP YOUR FAVORITE FEDERAL PROGRAM IN RETURN FOR
NEVER HAVING TO PAY AN INCOME TAX AGAIN? IN RETURN FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND
GRANDCHILDREN NEVER HAVING TO PAY AN INCOME TAX AGAIN? WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
EACH FAMILY GETTING TO KEEP AN EXTRA EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR OF MONEY
THAT THEY WORKED SO HARD TO EARN.))
SUPER=01-Jo Jorgensen/Libertarian V.P. Candidate;
OUT Q=to earn.
Remember if you want to vote for your favorite candidate you had better make
sure you're eligible to vote.
You have until tomorrow at 5 p-m to register for the privilege.
The locations for voter registrar offices are listed in the government
section of your phone book.
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Still to come on the broadcast,
Anti-abortion advocates took to the streets all across the country.
We'll have some local comments.
and a Hell's Angels biker gang party turns deadly this morning.
Kimberly in WX CENTER
We've had a run of cool and dry days this weekend--
But that'll end Tuesday, when rain is expected to make a return appearance
to the forecast.
Tropical moisture will be heading our way from the Gulf of Mexico-- more
about that a little later on.
First, the numbers from today.
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At least one person is dead after heavy rains and flooding in Texas.
A tropical depression over the Gulf of Mexico has dumped 9 inches of rain on
the Rio Grande Valley since Friday.
The worst flooding is near Brownsville. Rescue workers there found the body
of a 15 year old boy in a drainage canal.
They're still looking for another teen who may have drowned in the flood,
and it looks like more rain may be on the way.
In the past, renegade biker gangs fought with knives and chains.
This morning in Denmark, someone attacked a Hell's Angel's party with a
shoulder fired anti-tank rocket.
At least one person was killed, several were injured.
Copenhagen police say they believe the attack is part of a scandinavian turf
war between the Hell's Angels and the rival Bandidos biker gang.
The "Life Chain" stretched across Williamson Road and Orange Ave this
Anti-Abortion activists sponsor the annual demonstration to illustrate their
non-violent pro-life stand.
Protesters hope passing motorist heard their silent message.
They say many ignore the demonstration, but they believe the information
they're passing along will help save a life.
IN Q=SOME PEOPLE HAVE
((CATHY CALDWELL/ANTI-ABORTION ACTIVIST: SOME PEOPLE HAVE SIGNS THAT SAY
"JESUS FORGIVES AND HEALS." PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT. PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD
ABORTIONS AND FEEL GUILTY RO THIS SIGN, "ADOPTION IS A LOVING OPTION."))
SUPER=01-Cathy Caldwell/Anti-Abortion Activist;
OUT Q=A LOVING OPTION
The Roanoke chapter of the Virginia Society for Human Life and many area
churches participated in the "Life Chain."
Within the next few weeks, Roanoke County Supervisors and Salem City Council
will be looking over plans for the valley's first greenway.
Meanwhile, residents of one neighborhood are wondering how their lives will
Last week, architects unveiled detailed drawings of the Hanging Rock
The first phase of the greenway will follow an old rail bed, running near
homes and private property.
And some residents say they're worried about the extra traffic the trail
IN Q=A trail should be in the woods
((BARRY FRANCISCO/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: A TRAIL SHOULD BE IN THE WOODS. IN THE
COUNTRY. TO ME THIS IS LIKE A BACKYARD. ))
SUPER=01-Barry Francisco/Roanoke Co. Resident;
OUT Q=this is like a backyard.
Members of the foundation pushing the project acknowledge neighborhood
But they are soliciting residents' ideas and say they hope the final plan
will relieve many of their fears.
IN Q=Nothing's in stone
((DAVE ROBBINS/TRAIL FOUNDATION PRESIDENT: NOTHING'S IN STONE. A LOT OF THIS IS
COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND THEY CAN BE CHANGED JUST THAT QUICKLY. SO WE WANT CITIZEN
INPUT. IF IT CAN BE IMPROVED, I'M SURE SOME CITIZENS WILL HAVE SOME CONCERNS,
BUT HOPEFULLY WE CAN ALLAY THEIR FEARS AND WORK FOR A WIN- WIN BOTH FOR THE
COUNTY, THE CITY OF SALEM, THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, AND THE RESIDENTS ALONG THE
SUPER=01-Dave Robbins/Trail Foundation President;
OUT Q=along the trail.
More than 500 - thousand dollars of federal funds are earmarked for the
Bedford County officials call it a win-win situation.
They say both students and school athletic programs will benefit from the
The first year program brings football into county middle schools.
Denise Allen explains.
IN Q=The B-Team is
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Jan Burnette/Lacy's Mom; :06
SUPER=01-Andy Dooley/Bedford Co. Recreation Dept.; :28
SUPER=01-Ronnie Turner/Staunton River Athletic Dir.; :36
OUT Q=News 7
((The B-Team is for football players like Lacy Burnette.
SOT TAPE 2 16:55:32
IN Q=he just turned
((JAN BURNETTE/PARENT: HE JUST TURNED 13 AND HE'S 200 POUNDS SO THERE'S NO WAY
HE COULD PLAY REC-SPORTS. SO WE'RE HAPPY TO HAVE THIS PROGRAM AND IT'S A GOOD
BUILDING PROGRAM FOR STAUNTON RIVER TOO.))
OUT Q=STAUNTON RIVER TOO
SOT TAPE 2 17:10:32
IN Q=WHERE'S THE
((WHERE'S THE BALL GOING.))
This is the first year for the B-Team program.
But the county rec department and high school athletic departments have been
studying the idea for several years.
SOT TAPE 1 11:46:38
IN Q=we'd had some
((ANDY DOOLEY/BEDFORD CO. RECREATION DEPT.: WE'D HAD SOME REQUESTS TO EVEN
DROP OUR WEIGHT LIMITS AND JUST PLAY STRICTLY AGE. WE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT
THAT BECAUSE OF THE SAFETY.))
OUT Q=OF THE SAFETY
SOT TAPE 2 16:49:26
IN Q=WE WOULD NORMALLY
((RONNIE TURNER/STAUNTON RIVER ATHLETIC DIR.: WE WOULD NORMALLY LOSE A LOT OF
EIGHTH GRADE KIDS WHO WOULD NOT STICK IT OUT FOR J-V. THESE KIDS NOW WILL GET
THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY ON THE B-TEAM. ALSO THE SEVENTH GRADERS WHO ARE TOO
BIG TO PLAY REC-BALL WILL NOW BE ALLOWED TO PLAY.))
OUT Q=ALLOWED TO PLAY
Since this program is run through the rec department and not the Virginia
High School League younger players are eligible for the team.
This has filled a void for 12 and 13 year old athletes.
SOT tape 2 16:56:18
IN Q=HE'S ABLE TO
((JAN BURNETTE/PARENT: HE'S ABLE TO PLAY ALL THE TIME ON THIS TEAM. WHERE AS
IF HE WERE ON J-V HE WOULD PROBABLY BE IN SOME BUT NOT ALL THE PLAYS.))
OUT Q=ALL THE PLAYS
SOT TAPE 2 17:23:51
IN Q=GOTTA GO
((GOTTA GO WILL! GOTTA GO!))
OUT Q=GOTTA GO
The schools provide the coaches and the rec department supplies the
They say together they're creating an opportunity for players like Lacy
Burnette to become better athletes.
Denise Allen News 7. ))
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Don't go away,
We'll take you up I-81 to a living History musuem in Staunton.
And, remember this kid.
He the one that got in trouble for kissing his classmate.
Believe it or not he's at it again.
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Life on the American Frontier is not a mystery, but new information on the
way it was is uncovered every day.
Recreating the way the frontier was won is the mission of the Museum of
American Frontier Culture.
And this weekend historians from all over the country shared their research
at the Staunton living history museum.
The symposiums like this one on the "Southern Colonial Backcountry" provide
the information interpreter use in the living history exhibits.
IN Q=WE'RE GOING BACK
((JOE GRANDSTAFF/MUSEUM OF AMERICAN CULTURE: WE'RE GOING BACK SEVERAL HUNDRED
YEARS AND SOMETIMES THERE MIGHT BE A PIECE OF INFORMATION THAT LED YOU TO
BELIEVE THIS WAS TRUE WHEN IN FACT THE DIRECT OPPOSITE WAS OR HAD BEEN MORE THE
NORM. AND SO THEREFORE THAT'S WHY THE LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS ARE VERY
IMPORTANT TO AN INSTITUTION LIKE OURS.))
SUPER=01-Joe Grandstaff/Museum Of Amer. Frontier Culture;
OUT Q=LIKE OURS
The museum is made up of 18th and 19th century European and American farms.
Two of the farms were imported from Germany and Ireland, then assembled at
the Staunton site.
A stuntman tried to set a world record in Moscow this weekend by
balancing on top of two chairs... the chairs were resting on drinking glasses,
and perched on the ledge of a hotel roof overlooking Red Square.
The 65 year old french dare devil has performed the same stunt over the
Swiss Alps, and above Niagra Falls.
He once spent six months sitting on a cable more than 60 feet above the
The Carolina Panthers lost their second in a row today Minnesota pulling
out the 14 to 12 win.
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/FOX SPORTS; :
Warren Moon didn't look like a quarterback playing with two sore ankles.
On this play he rolls out and hooks up with Cris Carter on the 6 yard touchdown
pass to make it 7 to nothing Vikings.
Then in the third. Moon goes to the air again and he finds Carter in the
end zone on the three yard touchdown pass and the Vikings took the 14 to
The Panthers got on the board in SUPER=30-Minnesota/14/Carolina/12/;the
third Anthony Johnson scores up the middle from the four but the Vikings hold
off the Panthers 14 to 12.
Brett Favre threw four touchdowns two to former Virginia Tech wide receiver
Antonio Freeman as Green Bay beat Chicago 37 to 6.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX SPORTS; :
The Packers got on the board in the second Quarter Brett Favre goes up top
and hits Robert Brooks on the 18 yard touchdown strike 7 to nothing Packers.
Chicago added a field goal but Favre is on target again. This time he
goes over the middle and hits tight end Keith Jackson on the 2 yard touchdown
pass to make it 14 to 3.
Then Favre threw his third touchdown of the Day. Freeman goes up
SUPER=30-Green Bay/37/Chicago/6/;in a crowd and brings it down for the 50
yard touchdown and the Packers beat the Bears 37 to 6.
With Today's loss to Oakland, The New York Jets are off to their first 0 and
6 start ever.
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/NBC SPORTS; :
The Jets also lost starting quarterback Neil O'Donnell. O'Donnell suffered
a separated shoulder when he was tackled by Albert Lewis on this play.
He'll miss four to six weeks.
IN Q="Neil do...
((NEIL O'DONNELL/OUT SIX WEEKS: ))
SUPER=01-Neil O'Donnell/Out Six Weeks; :03
OUT Q=.....so far."
Jets Kicker Nick Lowery got his name in the record book. He kicked his
373-rd field goal in the third quarter to equal the N-F-L career field goal
record of Jan Stenerud. Lowery's been in the league 17 years.
Buffalo knocks the Colts from the unbeaten ranks, and Seattle upsets Miami
SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI/FOX SPORTS; :
In Michigan, Scott Mitchell three three touchdowns two to former Virginia
wide receiver Herman Moore as the Lions held off the Atlanta Falcons.
For that and all of the scores lets check the boards.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0100-j/Green Bay/37//Chicago/6///j/New England/46//Baltimore/38///;
SUPER=0100-/San Diego/17/j/Denver/28///j/San Francisco/28//St. Louis/11///;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
And coming up, Steve Mason will have a report on the first day of training
camp for the Roanoke Express Tiger Woods gets his first win on the P-G-A tour.
And Terry Labonte's first win at Charlotte tightens the points race between
him and his teammate Jeff Gordon.
Terry Labonte won his second race of the season and he tightened the points
race with his teammate Jeff Gordon who finished 31-st in the U-A-W GM 500.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/WTBS; :
The entire field was running strong early in the race and Ricky Craven was
the leader on lap 29.
After crashing his car in practice yesterday, Dale Earnhardt started at the
back of the pack but he moved to second place at one time in the race.
Points leader Jeff Gordon was running fourth but he was having an
overheating problem and had to take his car to the pits.
But the dominate car belonged to Terry Labonte. He led on lap 58 after
passing Craven and he was the leader on lap 161 of the race.
Then an ugly crash on lap 210. Ernie Irvan gets lose coming off of turn 2
he backs into the wall and then slides down the track and gets hit on the
outside spinning him around at the bottom of the track where he is hit again by
John Andretti. Irvan was taken to the hospital for observation and Andretti and
Robbie Gordan walked away from the crash.
And on lap 300 of the race South Boston's Jeff Burton was the leader but he
had to pit for tires and gas.
Labonte moved to the front and he would cruise taking the checkered flag
for the victory his second of the season and he moved to within one point of
Gordon in points.
IN Q="The race...
((TERRY LABONTE/UAW-GM 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/UAW-GM 500 Winner; :00
OUT Q=....with the bad."
Mark Martin was second followed by Dale Jarrett, Sterling Marlin and Ricky
Craven. Ward Burton finished seventh.
GRAPHIC=Express Training camp
The first day of training camp officially kicked off the Roanoke Express
And Steve Mason says the themes surrounding this camp deal with both the
young and old.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; :27
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :36
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; 1:04
SUPER=01-Bob Brown/Acquired from Calgary; 1:26
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((Perhaps the most excitement on the ice since The Express began. Blame some
of that on Roanoke's new affiliation with NHL Calgary Flames.
Dave Stuart and Michael Smith lead the pack of 4 returning defenseman, Duane
Harmer and Tim Hanley are also back.
And with 2 time ECHL playoff MVP Dave gagnon in net, early indications point
to another strong defensive team.
Lots of new faces as well...and young. Left winger Jeff Cowan turned 20
Cowan and Bob Brown are the 2 players sent to Roanoke from Calgary's 50 man
The Express's average size is over six feet and about 195 pounds, arguably
the biggest the team's ever been.
Matt O'dette stands 6'5 and goes 220.
Stuart pumped iron most of the summer to add 15 pounds of muscle. It's early,
only the first day of camp, but a workaholic coach likes what he sees.
Tiger Woods is the youngest player to win on the P-G-A tour since Phil
Mickelson won as a 20 year old amateur.
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/ESPN; :
The 20-year old, playing in just his fifth pro event, fired a final round 8
under par 64. Then he parred the first hole of a playoff with Davis Love the
third to win the Las Vegas Invitational, his first career win.
IN Q="I knew...
((TIGER WOODS/LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/Las Vegas Invitational Winner; :04
OUT Q=........be ok."
The win gives Woods a two year exemption of regular P-G-A events it also
qualifies him for the Tournament of Champions and all major events in 1997.
The six year old boy who got in trouble for kissing a classmate is at it
But this time he's not in any trouble.
Six year old Johnathon Prevette was the special guest of the Charlotte Motor
Speedway this weekend.
As he was touring pit row today, he got to meet tennis star Monica Seles...
and, give her a kiss..
It looks like Johnathon's 15 minutes of fame is well underway.