Officials beleive Bogus tickets are to blame for deadly stampede last night
at a Guatemala soccer match.
And Russia's national security chief is forced out of office following
rumors he was plotting a coup.
Don't go away, the News is next.
Rumors of a coup attempt in Russia have led to the forced resignation of
Boris Yeltsin's security chief.
The ailing president accuses Alexander Lebed of being too ambitious and
begining a campaign for president in the next election.
Lebed has also been feuding with Russia's head of the Interior Ministry.
Both have accused each other of plotting a mutiny.
As a precaution to the rumors two-thousand troops were moved to Moscow
today to beef up roadblocks and patrols at public spots.
The world soccer association says fake tickets are to blame for a deadly
stampede at a soccer match last night in Guatemala.
At least 83 people were killed and some 180 injured.
Art Rascon has the story.
SUPER=03-Guatemala City; :00
SUPER=01-Art Rascon/Reporting; :34
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, Nicaragua.
Three days of national mourning have been declared by the President of
Guatemala in the wake of the fatal crush of fans at a soccer match in
Guatemala City on Wednesday.
The deaths of 83 people, including 15 children has been described by
Guatemala's President as one of the worst tragedies in his country's history.
Officials say about 180 people were also injured when soccer fans tried to
crowd into an already full stadium. The injured were taken to nearby hospitals
for treatment of injuries ranging from shock to broken bones. The 45,000-seat
stadium was past capacity officials say. The world sogcer!association FIFA,
say forgers appargntly sold fake tkckets to the match, causing the over
capacity problem. Officials have conflicting reports on what caused the
stampede. The overcrowding is one theory. Reports also indicate that people
began to run away when some intoxicated people began to fight. As they tried
to flee, people began falling one on top of another.
The fans packed the stadium to watch a qualifying match for the 1998 World Cup
tournament between Guatemala and Costa Rica. Security forces could not stop
the crowd from surging through one gate, wherg peplg were trampled and
suffcated by the stampeding fans. The soccer match was cancelled.
Art Rascon, CBS News.))
President Clinton and Bob Dole are searching for votes today in California.
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;
Both sides hope last night's debate will help them win the state's 54
For Dole, the town hall meeting was an opportunity to challenge President
Clinton's ethics and honesty.
Mr. Clinton passed up several chances to fire back, instead he tried to move
the focus to the country's future.
(( BOB DOLE:MANY PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR FAITH IN GOVT.. ETHICAL PROBLEMS IT
THE WHITE HOUSE.. FBI FILES.
PRESIDENT CLINTON: "IT'S IMPORTANT TO GO BEYOND PARTISAN ARUGMENT AND FOCUS ON
PEOPLE. INSTEAD OF SHUTTING GOVT DOWN... BETTER FOR... "
OUT Q=making progress now
Instant polling after the debate indicates President Clinton was the
Three network polls had Mr. Clinton beating Dole by around 30 percentage
Five of six expert judges also gave the president a victory.
The wife of 5th District congressional candidate George Landrith got a
ten-day suspended sentence for slapping a pet store owner.
And the pet store owner received 30 days suspended sentence for hitting
Laura Landrith back.
The scuffle occurred in July when Landrith's wife tried to return what she
said was faulty merchandise to a pet store.
She said the store owner refused to refund her money, cursed at her and
pushed her out of the store.
She said she smacked him because she was frightened.
He said he slapped her in self-defense.
A pedestrian was struck and killed in Franklin County last night.
Police say Wirtz resident Henry Roosevelt Green was walking east in the
traffic lane of route 900 when a car struck him.
Green was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are still investigating.
A Danville Police officer no longer faces an assault and battery charge.
A judge dismissed the case yesterday against Officer Doyle Cook.
The parents of 17- year- old Jonathon Moran sought the warrant saying Cook
used excessive force while arresting their son for violating probation.
Witnesses testified they heard several thumps and screaming after Cook took
the teenager into a bathroom.
Cook tells a different story.
He testified Moran was trying to run and that he only used enough force to
get the teen into handcuffs.
The judge said both could have handled the situation better.
IN Q=I'm very
((BRIAN TURPIN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:I'M VERY HAPPY FOR OFFICER COOK, WHETHER
OFFICER COOK DISAGREES WITH THE JUDGE'S OPINION OR NOT, IS REALLY NOT RELEVANT.
OFFICER COOK WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY AND THAT'S ALL WE REALLY CARE ABOUT AT THIS
SUPER=01-Brian Turpin/Defense Attorney; :00
OUT Q=at this point.
The judge also dismissed a resisting arrest charge against Jonathon Moran.
The teen's parents say they're considering a civil lawsuit.
Hurricane "Lili" is headed toward Cuba, where it's expected to make
landfall late tonight or early tomorrow.
Forecasters predict Lili will be crossing the Florida Straits by
But they're cautiously optimistic the worst of the storm will miss South
Some residents have already started stocking up on supplies just in case.
Lili is packing 75- mile- per- hour winds and could grow stronger.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast--
You can get burgers and fries at the drive through. And now you can get
antacid the same way.
A Lynchburg school does not want you to be able to drive right through this
We'll explain when we come back.
But first, let's check in with Patrick in the weathercenter.
music up full
With increasing competition from super stores and large retail chains,
small businesses must find their own niche to survive.
Today, a new drive- thru pharmacy is opening in Roanoke County.
The county's first Medicap pharmacy opened this morning on Brambleton
Pharmacist Steve Nuckols is striking out on his own, after more than 20
years with a drug store chain.
IN Q=Being on the going home side
((STEVE NUCKOLS/PHARMACIST: BEING ON THE GOING HOME SIDE OF THE ROAD FOR MOST
PEOPLE FROM WORK, AND FROM THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE AND PEOPLE WITH CHILDREN IN THE
CAR WHO'VE BEEN TO THE PEDIATRICIAN AND DON'T WANT TO UNBICKLE THE KIDS OUT OF
THE CAR SEATS, WE'LL BE THERE AT THE WINDOW FOR THEM. OR BAD WEATHER WE'LL BE
THERE. WE'LL ALSO DELIVER.))
OUT Q=also deliver.
In addition to the drive- thru window, the new pharmacy features a 24- hour
drop box for prescriptions.
Some workers at the Salem Yokohama Tire plant say they're worried about what
layoffs may loom in the future.
Yesterday, a series of large-scale meetings got underway.
Employees are being told by company officials that they need to be more
efficient in their work.
In recent months, about 100 manufacturing jobs have been eliminated at the
Tuesday, union representatives met with a Yokohama management team.
Sources tell News-7 that the company would not rule out the possibility of
A local branch of a North Carolina brokerage firm is "taking stock" in
Interstate-Johnson Lane is moving into space on Jefferson Street where the
Sidney's retail store used to be... but the building's been renovated inside
Jim Morgan, the company's C-E-O, was on hand for the grand opening.
He had this to say about the value of the stock market, now that the Dow
Jones Industrial Average has passed the 6000 mark.
IN Q=The 6000
((JIM MORGAN/INTERSTATE JOHNSON LANE CEO: THE 6000 LEVEL HAS I THINK MADE
PEOPLE PERCEIVE IT AS BEING OVERVALUED. BUT MY FEELING IS THAT THE
FUNDAMENTALS THAT ARE OUT THERE IN CORPORATE AMERICA, AND THE LOW INTEREST
RATES REALLY MAKE THE DOW JUST WHERE IT OUGHT TO BE RIGHT NOW. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Morgan/Interstate Johnson Lane CEO;
OUT Q=right now.
Morgan is known as one of the premier stock pickers in America.
He says it depends on the individual company, but there are several sectors
of the economy where there are some good stocks to buy, like consumer products,
health care, and technology firms.
It's not just another brick in the wall for a Botetourt County company.
The 100 workers at General Shale Brick have toiled for ONE-MILLION hours
without a lost time accident.
The journey to this record began more than six years ago.
The company president says this is something that he believes has never been
done in the brick manufacturing industry.
IN Q=If you
((DICK GREEN/GENERAL SHALE BRICK PRESIDENT: IF YOU HAD A THOUSAND EMPLOYEES
REACH A MILLION MAN HOURS, THAT WOULD BE A GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT, BUT FOR A
PLANT THAT HAS AROUND 100 EMPLOYEES TO MAKE A MILLION MAN HOURS IS A TREMENDOUS
SUPER=01-Dick Green/General Shale President;
OUT Q=tremendous accomplishment.
General Shale is one of the largest brick manufacturers in the country.
It has 17 plants across the U-S, including one in Marion.
The company mainly supplies residential customers, but it does do some
For example, General Shale bricks were used to build the Olympic Stadium the
Atlanta Braves will use next season.
Virginia Military Institute is getting some advice from the Citadel's
"Make sure the cadets buy into whatever you do."
IN Q=Cadets run the
((GEN. CLIFF POOLE/THE CITADEL'S INTERIM PRESIDENT: CADETS RUN THE CORPS. IF
THE CADET SYSTEM- -THE CADET LEADERSHIP- -SUPPORT THE DECISION, IT'S GOING TO
WORK. I THINK THE CADET LEADERSHIP AT THE CITADEL HAS NOT ONLY ACCEPTED, BUT
SUPPORT THE DECISION AS BEING THE CORRECT ONE. THEY'VE MOVED OUT VERY SMARTLY,
AND THEY ARE TAKING THE LEAD ON THIS.))
SUPER=01-Gen. Cliff Poole/The Citadel's Interim President
OUT Q=on this.
General Poole says he wished- -"with all his heart and soul" that V-M-I and
the Citadel could have remained all male.
But he says the Citadel is a law-abiding school.
The Board voted to accept women two days after the Supreme Court ruled
against V-M-I in June.
A school in Lynchburg is trying to stop the wrecking ball.
The 90- year- old Villa Maria house on Rivermont Avenue could be torn down
if a Richmond- based developer has its way.
Manor House wants to build an 89- bed retirement home on the five- acre
But nearby New Covenant School can block the project by purchasing the
It needs donations to come up with the 1- and- a- half- million- dollar
IN Q=We just feel
((DR. ROBERT LITTLEJOHN/NEW COVENANT SCHOOL: WE JUST FEEL THAT WE NEED TO MAKE
THE PUBLIC AWARE OF THIS WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAVE AND IF THE
COMMUNITY SEES FIT TO STEP FORWARD AND HELP US, WE REJOICE IN THAT.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Littlejohn/New Covenant School; :00
OUT Q=rejoice in that.
New Covenant's right of first refusal to buy the property expires in just
TEN days, so the school needs to act quickly.
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Officials expect 31- million- dollars to be up for grabs this weekend-- we'll
have a live interview with a Virginia Lottery Official.
Halloween tips for parents-- how you can take the scariness out of trick or
Stay with us.
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Whether ghost, princess or Power Ranger, trick- or- treaters enjoy
themselves on Halloween.
Kids are busy thinking about candy-- so it's up to parents to think about
SOT halloween safety tape 17:28:56
((LIN YOUNG/CARILION PEDIATRIC SERVICES DIR.: THERE HAVE BEEN SITUATIONS WHERE
CHILDREN HAVE RECEIVED ITEMS THAT MIGHT BE DANGEROUS FOR THEM, SO I THINK IT'S
REAL IMPORTANT THAT PARENTS SUPERVISE THEIR CHILDREN. CHILDREN GO TO HOUSES OF
PEOPLE THAT THEY KNOW IN THEIR OWN NEIGHBORHOODS, AND THAT PARENTS DO SUPERVISE
THE CANDY EATING. ))
SUPER=01-Lin Young/Carilion Pediatric Services Director;
OUT Q=candy eating.
Young says make sure your child's costume fits properly-- and is made of
flame retardant material.
Having a reflective strip sewn onto their clothing is also a good idea.
Police say a good rule of thumb for parents-- only let your child trick or
treat alone if you'd leave them home alone.
The Virginia Lottery introduced The Big Game at the end of August.
The new powerball-style lottery game
offers nine chances to win.
Officials expect tomorrow's jackpot to reach a record 31- million- dollars.
With us today is Ed Scarborough, spokesperson for the Virginia Lottery.
How does a jackpot grow to this magnitude?
SUPER=01-Ed Scarborough/Virginia Lottery Spokesperson;
What makes the Big Game different from the other lottery games?
Last month the new game was not doing as well as you all had hoped. Have
sales picked up?
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SUPER=331-Increasing/Clouds/56-60/Mostly Cloudy/Showers Developing/66-70;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Showers Late/50-54/Cloudy/Showers & Storms/58-62;
SUPER=333-Becoming/Mostly Cloudy/50-55/Mostly Cloudy/Showers & Storms/60-64;
SUPER=334-Partly/Cloudy/50-54/Cloudy & Breezy/Showers & Storms/58-62;
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 26 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
There's still much more ahead--
Patrick has highlights from the world of sports.
Joe Gibbs' Racing team is making a big change.
His Winston Cup drivers will have to break their Chevy habit.
MUSIC UP FULL
The Atlanta Braves are one game away from winning another national league
title and doing what no other team in postseason play has been able to do,
come back from a 3 games to one deficit.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Fox; :00
Last night the Cardinals could have eliminated the Braves, but the message
was clear as Greg Maddux pitched 7 scoreless innings.
The Braves would not get 14 runs and 22 hits as they did in game 5, but they
did get this game winning hit from Mark Lemke with two out in the fifth that
SUPER=35-St. Louis/1/Atlanta/3/Series Tied 3-3;
scored Jeff Blauser,
Braves win it 3-to-1.
Game seven is tonight back in Hot-lanta.
The Yankees were back on the diamond yesterday trying to stay ready as they
get six days to work out before the start of the series on Saturday night.
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00
Yesterday they got some interesting news when a CAT scan revealed that
slugger Darryl Strawberry does indeed have a hairline fracture on the big toe
on his right foot.
IN Q="wE ...
((DR. STUART HERSHON/YANKEES TEAM PHYSICIAN:))
((DARRYL STRAWBERRY/HOPES TO PLAY SATURDAY:))
SUPER=01-Dr. Stuart Hershon/Yankees Team Physician; :00
SUPER=01-Darryl Strawberry/Hopes To Play Saturday; :09
OUT Q= ...BEEN DOING."
During his days as head coach with the Washington Redskins Joe Gibbs was
never one to make too many big changes, unless it what absolutely necessary.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00
But after running nothing but Chevys since joining the Winston Cup ranks, Joe
Gibbs has decided to run Grand Prix's next season.
He already fields Pontiac products in his Pro Stock and funny car drag racing
teams so, the move was an easy one.
IN Q="We think...
((JOE GIBBS/OWNER - JOE GIBBS RACING:))
SUPER=01-Joe Gibbs/Owner - Joe Gibbs Racing; :00
SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/Winless In 1996; :15
OUT Q=...NEXT YEAR."
In other racing news Jimmy Hensley is preparing to join forces with Richard
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Hanes 250; :00
News 7 Sports has learned that Hensley is close to signing with the KIng to
drive his number 43 Super truck on the Craftsman series next season.
The truck is available because current driver Rich Bickle is leaving Petty to
drive for Darrell Waltrip.
Jimmy was in Las Vegas yesterday testing for the upcoming supertruck race out