Saudi Arabia officials may have suspects in connection with the June bombing
that killed 19 servicemen.
And a Roanoke woman is putting Virginia's discrimination laws to the test.
The really cold stuff is steadily moving in, we'll deal with it overnight
and through the weekend. I'll have the latest from the world of weather and
sports coming up.
News 7 at Noon is next, stay with us.
The government of Saudi Arabia reportedly is holding forty suspects in
connection with the June truck bombing that killed nineteen U-S military
The Washington Post says that the Saudis in custody have been linked to Iran
in the attack.
But some say it's not true, CBS News correspondent Tom Fenton reports.
SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting; :00
SUPER=01-Saad Al Fagih/Saudi Opposition Leader; :16
SUPER=03-Dhahran, Saudi Arabia/June; :32
OUT Q=CBS News, London
a leading member of the saudi opposition here denies reports
that iran was behind the bombing of the american military
complex in dharan. dr. saad al fagih says he suspects the saudi
government is holding are part of the Saudi internal opposition.
SAAD AL FAGIH/SAUDI OPPOSITION LEADER
THE INFORMATION WHICH WE HAVE SAY THERE ARE 6 OR 7 PEOPLE WHO
HAVE ALREADY CONFESSED LONG AGO, MAYBE SIX WEEKS AGO, THAT THEY
HAVE GOT TO DO WITH THE BOMBING. THEY ALL BELONG TO THE SUNNI
TREND, AND THEY BELONG TO THE AFGHAN, SO CALLED, AFGHAN ARABS.
The saudi authorities have been conducting a sweeping
investigation of the barracks bombing. now, saudi sources are
suggesting that shiite muslims linked to iran were behind the
bombing. that, says the sunni muslim opposition, is a red
/SAAD AL FAGIH/SAUDI OPPOSITION LEADER
THERE HAVE BEEN A SELECTED GROUP OF SHIITES WHO WERE TORTURED TO
CONFESS ARTIFICIALLY FOR A MANUFACTURED SCENARIO OF BEING
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE KHOBAR BOMBING AND WE HAVE A THEORY TO
EXPLAIN THIS...THEY WILL BE ABLE TO CONVINCE THE PUBLIC INSIDE
AS WELL AS INTERNATIONAL ARENA THAT THERE IS NO INDIGENOUS
MILITARY OPPOSITION TO THE SAUDI REGIME OR TO THE AMERICANS.
The bottom line is that american authorities have been given very
little official information about who the bombers may have been
and who backed them. the saudi authorities are playing their
cards very close to their chests. eveo the f.b>i., which is
helping in the investigation, has been denied access to key
Tom Fenton CBS News, London.))
With just four days left before the Presidential election Bob Dole plans a
non-stop campaign swing through a dozen states.
He got a rousing cheer at a rally today in Ohio, appearing with former
presidents Bush and Ford.
George Bush drew thunderous applause as he attacked the Clinton
administration's ethical problems.
IN Q=I made some mistakes.
OUT Q=integrity of the White House.
SUPER=03-Santa Barbara, CA;
President Clinton is expected to propose campaign reforms today that would
enable parties not have to raise so much cash.
Republicans have accused his administration of trading influence for foreign
One local election in MICHIGAN, may affect the future of the legal case
against Doctor Jack Kevorkian.
Outgoing Oakland County prosecutor Richard Thompson yesterday charged
Kevorkian with assisting in suicides and other crimes in connection with ten
deaths between June and September.
Thompson failed to convict Kevorkian in two earlier trials.
GEOFFREY FIEGER, KEVORKIAN'S ATTORNEY
THIS GUY IS A FUNDAMENTAL NUT.DR.
STRANGE LOVE IF YOU WILL...HE IS OUT AS A PROSECUTOR, NO ONE WILL EVER GIVE HIM
A JOB AGAIN. ))
SUPER=01-Geoffrey Fieger/Kevorkian's Attorney;
OUT Q=a job again.
Both candidates running for Thompson's office have criticized the case
GRAPHIC=va supreme court
One woman is putting Virginia's discrimination law to the test.
Lisa Bailey was fired from her job at the Cloverdale equipment rental firm
of Scott-Gallaher Incorporated after missing eleven weeks of work during her
She says she was told her place was at home with her baby.
IN Q=I do know
((LISA BAILEY: I DO KNOW OF OTHER CASES AND STUFF. BUT I'M JUST AMAZED THAT
IN THIS DAY AND TIME... DISCRIMINATION THING.))
((CLINTON MORSE/SCOTT- GALLAHER, INC. ATTORNEY: WE ABSOLUTELY DENY THE
ALLEGATIONS SHE MADE. AND OF COURSE THIS IS NOT THE TIME OR THE PLACE TO
EXPLAIN OUR SIDE OF THE STORY.))
SUPER=07-Lisa Bailey; :00
SUPER=01-Clinton Morse/Scott-Gallaher, Inc. Attorney; :14
OUT Q=the story.
The company argues Virginia's sexual discrimination laws don't apply to
pregnant women or mothers.
The state Supreme Court is NOT deciding the merits of Bailey's case-- just
whether those laws apply.
A decision will come in a few months.
The number stands at 13 confirmed cases of Legionnaires Disease in the new
River Valley outbreak.
Those concerned can take some simple precautions.
Common household sources of the Legionella bacteria include humidifiers and
humidification systems connected with central air-conditioners.
Even hot water heaters offer a breeding ground.
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR HOT WATER
HEATER AT ABOUT 122 DEGREES OR ABOVE TO PREVENT THE GROWTH OF BACTERIA IN THAT
HOT WATER HEATER.SOT 23:32:03HUMIDIFICATION SYSTEMS, ROOM HUMIDIFIERS,
COOL-MIST AND HOT-MIST HUMIDIFIERS, PEOPLE NEED TO DISINFECT AND CLEAN THESE ON
A ROUTINE BASIS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health Dist. Dir.;
OUT Q=a routine basis.
Hershey stresses those most at risk are middle-aged to older men who are
heavy drinkers or smokers, and people with chronic illnesses.
More General Motors workers are off the job because of strikes at G-M plants
in Indiana and Wisconsin. An operation in Ohio closed down
overnight and a G-M source says two more plants could shut down today.
The action comes amid continuing national contract talks.
Analysts say the strikes are costing G-M about five million dollars a day.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When we return,
Poll results show Senator John Warner still has a lead over Challenger Mark
Warner in the Virginia Senate Race.
But Mark Warner is not throwing in the towel.
Part 2 of a profile on the Democratic candidate when we return.
But first, let's check in with Patrick in the weathercenter...
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GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll
John Warner still has a firm lead, numbering in double digits in the latest
Senate race poll numbers.
But he's NOT playing the role quietly.
IN Q=If he
((SEN. JOHN WARNER: IF HE THROWS HIS MONEY AROUND LIKE THIS IN A CAMPAIGN.
WHAT WOULD HE DO WITH YOUR HARD-EARNED TAX DOLLARS IF HE EVER GOT TO WASHINGTON
IN ANY POSITION? ))
OUT Q=any position
That's about Mark Warner's nine million dollar personal contribution to his
John Warner appeared yesterday with Governor George Allen to comment on the
NEWS 7-Mason Dixon poll numbers.
The numbers show the Republican with 52-percent support, Democrat Mark
Warner with 37-percent, and 11-percent still undecided.
Mark Warner's campaign said yesterday its internal poll numbers show a much
A spokesman for Mark Warner says his candidate is a businessman who
understands the value of a dollar -- NOT a career politician.
Sunday the Christian Coalition will release its voter guide for Virginia's
U-S Senate race.
This one is said to much friendlier to Senator John Warner, than the guide
distributed by the group during the spring primary.
The new guide shows Warner agreeing with the coalition on a lot more issues.
Even the incumbent's campaign is mystified.
Mark Warner is not ready to concede defeat, despite the new poll numbers.
Joe Dashiell reports on the issues Mark Warner hopes will help him beat the
IN Q=Two weeks before election day
SUPER=03-Richmond/Oct. 22; :00
OUT Q=JD News 7
((Two weeks before election day, a Richmond first- grader asks if the two
Warners are related.
SOT 04:32 WARNER FILE TAPE
IN Q=No he's not my brother
((NO HE'S NOT MY BROTHER. I'M THE NEW AND IMPROVED VERSION.))
OUT Q=new and improved version.
In a classroom and on the air, Mark Warner is still trying to explain how
he differs from the Senator who shares his last name.
And as the Democratic challenger faces the final days of the campaign, his
biggest enemy may be the image of John Warner as a middle of the road
Republican who stood up to Ollie North.
IN Q=So while I say
((SO WHILE I SAY IT WAS ALL WELL AND FINE AND I RESPECT WHAT HE DID IN THE CASE
OF MR. NORTH, BUT WHEN YOU GET THERE, YOU'VE GOT TO PERFORM ON THE FLOOR AND
HIS VOTES HAVE NOT BEEN VOTES THAT ARE GOING TO MOVE VIRGINIA FORWARD.))
OUT Q=move Virginia forward.
Moving Virginia forward, Mark Warner insists, will require an understanding
of how technology is transforming the economy...
IN Q=And i don't think
((AND I DON'T THINK MOST OF THE POLICY MAKERS, I DON'T THINK MOST MEMBERS OF
CONGRESS, THEY'VE BEEN THERE SO LONG, I DON'T THINK THEY GET IT.))
OUT Q=don't think they get it.
... a willingness to balance the budget and a commitment to the working
families of Virginia.
IN Q=When it comes to issues
((WHEN IT COMES TO ISSUES LIKE PROTECTING WOMEN'S RIGHTS OR THE FAMILY MEDICAL
LEAVE ACT, OR RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE, WE'VE GOT TO HAVE A SENATOR WITH
COMPASSION THAT IS WILLING TO STAND UP FOR THOSE FAMILIES.))
OUT Q=for those families.
If voters are to choose Mark not John, they will lose the seniority of an
18- year incumbent, but the challenger says that's not the sacrifice it may
IN Q=I think you can make up with
((I THINK YOU CAN MAKE UP WITH ENERGY AND PASSION AND WITH NEW IDEAS AND A
WILLINGNESS TO PUT IN HARD WORK AND LORD KNOWS I THINK EVEN MY WORST CRITIC
WOULD SAY I HAVE WORKED MY TAIL OFF IN THIS RACE. THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.))
OUT Q=that makes a difference.
Mark Warner has put in the miles on the campaign trail, and while he'll be
happy to leave behind a campaign that has cut and pasted his photograph, kept
him away from his family, and cost him millions of dollars, he says he has no
IN Q=I believe with all my heart
((I BELIEVE WITH ALL MY HEART, EVEN MORE TODAY THAT WHEN I STARTED THE PROCESS
THAT I'M THE RIGHT CANDIDATE TO GO TO THE SENATE. THAT I UNDERSTAND THE
CHANGING ECONOMY. THAT I CAN MAKE SURE GOVERNMENT CAN HELP PROTECT PEOPLE'S
LIVES... NOT TAKE OVER THEIR LIVES, BUT PROTECT PEOPLE'S LIVES.))
OUT Q=people's lives.
And that is what he hopes the voters will remember when they make their
choice on Tuesday.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
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Parts of an anti-drug program get the ax in Halifax County--
Downtown Roanoke was jumping last night-- thousands of adults and children
took advantage of an alternative to trick or treating.
TAPE#net (edit of 96-78)
Lack of funding may set back the war on drugs in Halifax County.
The Sheriff's department's been notified it will no longer receive an annual
nine-thousand dollars in federal funds to support its DARE program.
A Sheriff's deputy will continue teaching DARE to fifth grade students.
But children in kindergarten through fourth grade will no longer take part
because the Sheriff's department can not afford to pay a PART TIME deputy to
Sheriff Oakes says he'll lobby local officials for financial help, next
One Congressional Candidate found a unique way to campaign on Halloween.
A chain-gang of "tax slaves" snaked its way through downtown Roanoke with
Libertarian Party candidate Jay Rutledge leading the way.
IN Q=Free us
((FREE US. WE PAY 50% OF OUR INCOME IN TAXES, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY.))
OUT Q=or indirectly.
SOT 12:17:43 OR 12:18:05
IN Q=Help me free
((HELP ME FREE THESE PEOPLE.))
OUT Q=you and me.
The UN-orthodox plea for votes is simply Rutledge's way of dramatizing his
contention that half of all private income is taken to support some level of
IN Q=This is what
((JAY RUTLEDGE: THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE WHEN YOU SEND SPECIAL-INTEREST
GOOD-GUYS TO CONGRESS TO DO A GOOD, SPECIAL-INTEREST JOB ON US. WE END UP
HALF-OWNED BY THE GOVERNMENT.
SUPER=01-Jay Rutledge/Libertarian Cand. for Congress
OUT Q=by the government.
Most citizens they encountered took it with good humor... though not
everyone was amused.
Ownership of Roanoke's Justice House may be decided after a year-long
Last October, dozens of low- income families lost electricity and water.
They were eventually forced out of the apartment building because the city
deemed it unsafe.
Yesterday morning at a court hearing, members of the the Mennonite Board of
Missions said they thought the property had been sold to co- founder David
Hayden and Justice House tenants.
But that deal was never finalized because the deed was never signed.
None-the-less, Hayden thought he left Justice House in the hands of Roanoke
IN Q=The discussion
((DAVID HAYDEN/JUSTICE HOUSE CO- FOUNDER: THE DISCUSSION WAS WITH R.A.M. AND
THEY WERE TO OFFER A SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR THE WORK. I ACTUALLY SIGNED A
WRITTEN AGREEMENT WITH THEM THAT I WOULD NOT HAVE MY PRESENCE THERE AT THEIR
REQUEST. THEY CHANGED THEIR MIND ABOUT THAT AND THE BUILDING CLOSED DOWN. ))
SUPER=01-David Hayden/Justice House Co-Founder;
OUT Q=closed down
An ownership decision is expected in a few weeks.
Halloween night in downtown Roanoke included a free concert for music fans
of all ages.
The main draw of the event was R and B artist Montell Jordan.
Jay Moore has concert highlights.
IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=07-Montell Jordan; :31
SUPER=07-Terry Lewis; :47
OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke
(( Most people know him by his first single "This is How We Do It."
Montell Jordan not only packed the area around the First Union Tower, but
people were also standing in the street.
The six- foot, eight inch performer attributes his success to Roanoke and
Lynchburg radio stations.
IN Q=A lot of places
((MONTELL JORDAN: A LOT OF PLACES IN VIRGINIA WERE THE FIRST TO START PLAYING
MY RECORDS WHEN THE REST OF THE NATION NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES WERE SLOWLY
GETTING ON BOARD. I HAD STATIONS THAT WERE GETTING ON BOARD. I HAD STATIONS
THAT WERE HERE THAT WERE PLAYING MY MUSIC OFF THE HOOK ON A CONSISTENT BASIS.
OUT Q=a consistent basis.
Fans of all ages attended...all looking to have a good time.
IN Q=For one thing
((TERRY LEWIS: FOR ONE, IT BRINGS EVERYBODY TOGETHER. THERE IS NO RACE
BARRIERS. ALL THE ADULTS GET TO MINGLE WITH THE CHILDREN WE JUST HAVE A BALL.
OUT Q=have a ball.
Jordan says he likes performing for events like this because it offers a
good environment for children.
He accepts the fact he has a lot of influence over kids because of his
IN Q=I know it's not
((JORDAN: I KNOW IT'S NOT OUR JOB TO TRY TO RAISE SOMEONE'S FAMILY OR RAISE
THEIR KIDS BUT I THINK WE'RE VERY INFLUENTIAL) PEOPLE AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
WHEN WE CAN.)
OUT Q=when we can.
Jordan has just released his second album.
And while music is a big part of his life now..he hopes to put it on the
backburner one day to fulfil his aspiration of going to law school.
Jay Moore News 7 Roanoke.))
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SUPER=331-Cloudy/with Rain/40-44/Becoming/Partly Sunny/50-55;
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The nation's unemployment level is close to hitting a seven-year low.
The Labor Department says the jobless rate held steady at 5 point 2 percent
The bond market has rallied initially, but then gave ground after word of
a larger-than-expected jump in September factory orders..
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN less than one point.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Still to come,
Sports are up next!
A former slam dunk champion may be in the Slammer for tonight's season
A possum pulls a halloween prank in Florida.
MUSIC UP FULL
John Smoltz, the Braves pitcher, who is a shoo-in to win this year's Cy Young
award tops the list of 22 players who filed for free agency yesterday.
Smoltz was 24-and-8 this season, but Braves officials do plan to resign him.
SUPER=03-Greenville, SC/August 13th; :00
Pitching mate Steve Avery also filed for free agency Thursday, but he likely
will not be back with the Braves.
He was ineffective after tearing a muscle in his side and rehabbing his way
back into the bullpen.
Rafael Belliard and Mike Bielecki also filed yesterday.
Smoltz came in third in the Associated Press's balloting for major league
M-V-P honors yesterday.
Seattle Mariners shortstop Alex Rodriguez easily won the award.
The 21- year- old all-star batted 358 with 36 homers and knocked in 123 runs
He received 103 votes from a nationwide panel of sportswriters.
The Padres' Ken Caminiti was second.
The N-B-A season opens tonight, but will Portland star Isaiah Rider be in the
game or in jail?
SUPER=03-Oregon City, OR;
Rider practiced with the team yesterday, but Wednesday night he was arrested
on marijuana possesion charges when police caught him putting a pipe to his
He was arrested twice earlier this year on the same charge.
Believe it or not, Friday Football Extra has reached the next to last Friday
night of the regular season.
Tonight marks week number 10, and a chance for us to showcase 32 teams.
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL
One Florida woman got a scary Halloween surprise.
She found a opossum in her garage and it did not want to leave.
The trapper had a hard time getting it to leave too, but it was finally
caught and released into the swamps of Southwest Dade County.