Governor George Allen praises Republican Presidential Candidate Bob Dole for
his performance in last night's presidential debate.
Both Dole and President Bill Clinton are claiming victory.
and the Supreme Court has refused to give the Unabomber suspect a new shot at
arguing that the government has made it impossible for him to get a fair trial.
Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.
President Bill Clinton and Republican challenger Bob Dole are putting their
own spins on how they played to the public in last night's presidential debate.
Sandra Hughes has the story.
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SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Press Secretary; :52
SUPER=01-Ann Richards/(D) Former Texas Governor; 1:00 ((QUICK))
SUPER=01-Haley Barbour/Chairman, RNC; 1:20
SUPER=01-Sandra Hughes/Reporting; 1:32
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Governor George Allen praised Bob Dole's performance last night.
He said Dole clearly and effectively championed common-sense conservative
But he said President Clinton (quote) "desperately defended his failed
liberal crusade for ever bigger government and less freedom for the American
Local politicians watched last night's debate with interest.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte was among them.
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 last night.
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.
If you plan to vote in this year's election you may want to check to be sure
You have until 5 p-m today to register.
The locations for voter registrar offices are listed in the government
section of your phone book.
Last night's debate was LIVE on the World Wide Web. It was the first time a
debate like this was carried live on the internet.
People around the world accessed the debate coverage on the CBS News
Campaign '96 website. CBS News Correspondent Paula Zahn anchored the
The program featured a pre-debate show followed by uninterrupted live audio
coverage of the 90-minute debate. Post-debate analysis and review with high
profile political guests wrapped up the cyberspace program.
The airwaves have been filled with campaign ads this year.
Democrat Mark Warner has set a new Virginia spending record on broadcast
ads in a Senate campaign.
Since June, he has spent about
five- point- two million dollars.
The Washington Post says Warner passed the previous mark -- four million
dollars -- set in 19-94 by Oliver North.
The campaign finance reports won't be filed until later this month. But
Warner aides confirmed the figure.
Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski has lost a bid to be freed from
The Supreme Court today refused to give Kaczynski a new shot at
arguing the government has made it impossible for him to get a fair trial. He
claims news leaks have poisoned public opinion AGAINST him.
The action upholds a federal judge's ruling in April that said there is NO
evidence the government intended to prejudice the public against Kaczynski.
Kaczynski is charged in eight of the 16 bombings linked to the Unabomber. He
could face the death penalty if convicted.
GRAPHIC=mideast peace talks
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are scheduled to reconvene today for the
second day of the latest round of peace talks.
Secretary of State Warren Christopher has been keeping the pressure on the
come up with concrete agreements.
IN Q=I think we
((SECRETARY OF STATE WARREN CHRISTOPHER: I THINK WE ALSO HAVE AN ACUTE SENSE
OF THE SHORTNESS OF TIME AND THE DESIRE THAT WE MAKE PROGRESS AS RAPIDLY AS
SUPER=01-Warren Christopher/Secretary of State
OUT Q=as possible.
SUPER=03-Gaza-Israeli Border/Last Night;
The risk of new bloodshed is what led Israeli, Palestinian and U-S officials
to a military compound on the edge of the Gaza Strip last night. These talks
are the result of last week's emergency summit in Washington.
A troop pullback on the West Bank is
overdue. The Israelis say the pullback agreement has to be changed, to give
soldiers and Jewish settlers in the city of Hebron more security. The
Palestinians worry Israel is looking for reasons not to pull back at all.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next,
The man accused of making threatening phone calls to young girls in Roanoke
enters a plea.
And, Bedford county is bridging the gap between rec-league and High school
We've got the story when we come back.
But first, let's check in with Patrick in the weathercenter.
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Michael Obremski now faces another 45 years in prison for making
threatening, obscene phone calls to young girls in Roanoke.
This morning, he pleaded guilty to 6 counts of threatening to abduct and
molest young girls over the telephone.
Obremski got their names from the newspaper. Investigators testified they
found a list of 450 names when they searched his apartment.
The commonwealth's attorney says she considers this a violent crime, and
will ask for substantial prison time.
IN Q=we feel that it's
((BETTY JO ANTHONY, DEPUTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WE FEEL THAT IT'S WARRANTED
IN THIS CASE. THE LIVES OF THESE LITTLE GIRLS, SOMETIMES AS YOUNG AS 9 YEARS
OLD, WERE VERY ADVERSLY AFFECTED, IT'S A VIOLENT CRIME IN TERMS OF INTERFERING
WITH THEIR LIVES.))
SUPER=01-Betty Jo Anthony/Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=with their lives
Obremski will be sentenced in November.
He's already been sentenced to 15 years in prison for similar charges in
Roanoke County and he faces indictments in Botetourt County.
Everyone is winning with a new athletic program in Bedford County.
Officials say the "B-Team Program" will benefit students and school athletic
Denise Allen explains.
IN Q=The B-Team is
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Jan Burnette/Lacy's Mother; :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.
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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. ))
Roanoke city school officials are trying to CUT down on the number of
students CUTTING class.
They've been awarded a 385- thousand dollar grant for a project called
"Reduce Truancy Now."
Administrators say there is a serious problem with students skipping
IN Q=It will
((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: IT WILL ALLOW US TO HIRE
ADDITIONAL STAFF WHO WILL WORK ELEVEN DIFFERENT ELEMENTARY AND FIVE MIDDLES
SCHOOLS, TO WORK DIRECTLY WITH STUDENTS AND WORK IN THE HOME WITH PARENTS AND
GUARDIANS... TO IMPRESS UPON THEM THE NEED THAT THEIR CHILD NEEDS TO BE IN
SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City Schools Superintendent;
OUT Q=in school
The money comes from the Safe and Drug- Free Schools and Communities Federal
Only 28 districts in the nation received similar assistance.
IN today's common sense,
Len Besthoff explains how the self employed can reduce costs in the latest
installment of Common Sense.
IN Q=Being your own
SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Stockbroker-Edward D. Jones; :16
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
SOT COMMON SENSE 6:34:06
IN Q=Being your
((Being your own boss has a certain allure to it. But finding affordable
health insurance in that kind of situation can prove difficult. In this week's
Edition of Common Sense, we discuss how Uncle Sam is trying to help small
business people out.))
OUT Q=business people out.
SOT COMMON SENSE RAW 05:23:08
IN Q=The self
((BEN HARTMAN/STOCKBROKER-EDWARD D. JONES: THE SELF EMPLOYED HEALTH INSURANCE
DEDUCTION CURRENTLY FOR FOLKS IS 30 PERCENT. A SELF EMPLOYED PERSON CAN DEDUCT
UP TO 30 PERCENT OF THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS. AND PRESIDENT CLINTON WITH
THE BILL HE SIGNED INTO ACT ON AUGUST 20TH, IS EXPANDING THAT DEDUCTIBILITY TO
BE PHASED IN UP THROUGH YEAR 2006, LEN TO A MAXIMUM OF 80 PERCENT DEDUCTIBILITY
FOR THESE SELF EMPLOYED HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS. IT'S A GREAT BENEFIT FOR SELF
SOT COMMON SENSE 06:35:07
IN Q=I'm LB with
((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back
to the newsdesk.))
OUT Q=the newsdesk.))
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Still to come on the newscast,
Planning for the Roanoke Valley's first Greenway is kicking into high gear.
A local musuem focused on the American Frontier attracts national attention.
Stay with us.
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
Life on the American Frontier is not a mystery, but new information on the
way it used to be 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.
The National Hurricane Center has issued hurricane warnings for Florida's
northeast Gulf coast, from Apalachicola to Anclote Key.
Tropical Storm "Josephine" is now just below hurricane strength with maximum
winds very close to 70 miles-per-hour.
It's expected to grow into a hurricane later today.
Forcasters expect Josephine to make landfall in the Florida Big Bend area
within the next 24 hours.
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Best Products is closing dozens of stores across the country, mostly out
The Richmond-based chain says its store in Roanoke will remain open.
Best is shutting down 81 stores in Texas, Colorado, California and
Some 45-hundred workers are affected.
Best filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month.
The Dow Jones industrial average broke the six-thousand mark this morning,
but quickly pulled back as investors secured some profits on Friday's big
At Noon, the Dow was DOWN 11 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Up next in sports--
The worst that COULD happen DID happen to Jeff Gordon.
the PGA's newest superstar wins his first tournament.
Highlights of Tiger Woods' first win when we come back.
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The Carolina Panthers lost their second in a row yesterday-- as Minnesota
pulls out a 14 to 12 win.
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/FOX Sports; :
Warren Moon did not 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.
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Terry Labonte won his second race of the season and he tightened the points
race with his teammate Jeff Gordon.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/WTBS; :
Jeff Gordon was running fourth, but had to take his car to the pits.
There was 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.
Labonte moved to the front and he would cruise to the finish line, moving
to within one point of Gordon in points.
Mark Martin was second followed by Dale Jarrett, Sterling Marlin and Ricky
Craven. Ward Burton finished seventh.
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.
There are reports of two explosions near the British army's Northern Ireland
20 people are reported injured.
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