It's a scene that's becoming all too familiar in Israel.
Suicide bombers entered a crowded Pedestrian mall today in downtown
Jerusalem setting off a trio of explosions.
The nail-studded bombs killed six people and injured around 165.
The Islamic militant group Hamas is claiming responsibility.
The group has faxed out leaflets to various news agencies, threatening more
bombings unless Israel Frees Hamas prisoners by September 14th.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was scheduled to travel to the Israel
next week to jump start peace talks, but now says she won't go unless security
Byron Pitts joins us from Washington with the latest.
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((Bloody bodies and pandemonium in the busy Ben Yehuda Mall in
Jewish West Jerusalem.. A popular tourist attraction packed with people
when at 3-in the afternoon local time in Jerusalem 8am this morning east
coast time here in the states 3-nail studded bombs exploded.
Witnesses say there were three separate explosions . An act of
terrorism carried out by 3-suicide bombers.
This mornings attack occurred a half mile from another suicide
bombing in July.
Israel has been on alert for attacks since THAT double suicide bombing July
30th that killed 17-people including the two bombers.
U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright was due to make her
first visit to the middle east next week to revive Israeli Palestinian Peace.
The Clinton administration said today it will now reconsider
Pitts Standup close:
We expect to hear from President Clinton later today from Martha's
Vineyard. As for the bombing The Islamic Militant group HAMAS has claimed
responsibility, threatening more will die. Byron Pitts CBS NEWS, Washington.))
It's a whole new ballgame for Virginia schools today.
The state board of education is, at this hour, adopting historic new
standards of accreditation.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Ellen/Microwave
Ellen Qualls is at the general assembly building.
Ellen, is there any doubt that the board will adopt won't these changes?
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:doom some schools to failure)
IN Q=no one will want
SUPER=01-Cheri James/Virginia Education Association;
OUT Q=in education
Out Q=counselors a local option
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Ellen/Microwave
(Q: Do you expect them to vote on it soon?)
Princess Diana's close friend Elton John will sing at her funeral Saturday.
FROM NOON PKG YESTERDAY DI AND ELTON--
British officials announced today he'll perform "Candle in the Wind," a song
he wrote some years ago about Marilyn Monroe.
Millions of mourners are expected along the funeral route.
Some mourners are already staking out a spot,-- this unemployed carpenter
spent the night camped outside Westminster Abbey.
Meantime, the British tabloids have been attacking the royal family for its
muted reaction to Diana's death.
Queen Elizabeth's press secretary today issued a response.
(( GEOFFREY CRAWFORD:"THE PRINCESS WAS A MUCH-LOVED NATIONAL FIGURE, BUT SHE
WAS ALSO A MOTHER WHOSE SONS MISS HER DEEPLY. PRINCE WILLIAM AND PRINCE HARRY
THEMSELVES WANT TO BE WITH THEIR FATHER AND GRANDPARENTS AT THIS TIME IN THE
QUIET HAVEN OF BALMORAL ))
SUPER=01-Geoffrey Crawford/Queen's Press Secretary;
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Queen Elizabeth plans to address the nation tomorrow.
Three Buddhist nuns will testify today before a Senate Panel about a
controversial fund-raiser that Vice President Al Gore attended last year.
The White House has stressed Gore did NOT know that event was a
The nuns are expected to testify that they made five-thousand dollar
donations to the Democratic National
They were later reimbursed by the temple in California where the fund-raiser
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :17
Meanwhile, the Justice Department is reviewing whether other Gore
fund-raising activities merit a special prosecutor.
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Christopher Todd Deweese could spend three to six years in prison for
causing a July accident that killed two people.
Yesterday he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
Deweese slammed his pickup into a tree, after a police officer recognized
him at Mill Mountain Park.
He agreed to plead no contest, after the prosecution agreed not to seek a
sentence above state guidelines.
It's a debate that's spanned two years and the subject is the name of a
school in Botetourt County.
In 19-95 it was renamed William Clark Middle School.
A black community group says William Clark was a slave owner.
So honoring William Clark insults the memory of the school that before
desegregation was Botetourt County's only all-black school.
IN Q=ROANOKE NAACP
((MARTIN JEFFREY: ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S GOT TO
CHANGE, THE NAME HAS GOT TO CHANGE, QUITE FRANKLY. THE BEST CASE SCENARIO IS WE
HONOR HISTORY AND WE CHANGE THE NAME BACK TO WHAT IT WAS.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;
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The William Clark name has plenty of supporters as well.
More than 200 residents signed a petition saying the name change issue is
dead--since the name was selected after public input.
There's matchmaking in progress today in Danville...
A trade show is pairing minority businesses with major corporations.
It's a networking opportunity so minorities can offer their products to big
Ling Wong, who runs her own business in Danville, has set up a booth
showcasing her services.
IN Q=For example
((LING WONG/CELESTE GROUP: FOR EXAMPLE, THE GOLF SHIRT AND GOLF BALL, WE DO
THAT. WE DESIGN IT AND PACKAGE ALL OF IT TOGETHER FOR THEM.))
SUPER=01-Ling Wong/Celeste Group;
OUT Q=together for them
A potential match for Wong might be the University of Virginia.
IN Q=We purchase
((DON JONES/UVA; WE PURCHASE JUST ABOUT ANY AND EVERYTHING, FROM MEDICAL
SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT, OFFICE SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT, TRAVEL SERVICES, YOU
NAME IT, WE PURCHASE IT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Don Jones/University of Virginia;
OUT Q=university of virginia
This afternoon, minority companies and large businesses will team up in a
You may soon be able to place your bets on races at Virginia's first modern
day racetrack from off-track betting parlors in Roanoke or Martinsville.
SUPER=03-New Kent Co./Monday;
Two betting parlors are already open and another two are opening this month.
The track collected enough signatures for ballot initiatives in November for
off-track betting parlors in Roanoke, Fredericksburg and Martinsville.
The Colonial Downs race track began its inaugural racing season Monday.
A proposed new shop in Botetourt County has some residents concerned over
some health and safety issues.
Donald Griffith says all he wants to do is build a small operation to butcher
his own and some of his neighbors' cattle.
But opponents say it's going to cause a multitude of problems including water
contamination, odor and traffic tieups.
IN Q=The road is not a
((SANDRA MCDANIEL/OPPOSES SLAUGHTERHOUSE:THE ROAD IS NOT A TWO LANE GRAVEL
ROAD, IT'S ONLY ONE LANE AND AT CERTAIN POINTS OUT HERE YOU HAVE TO GET IN THE
DITCH ON ONE SIDE AND ON THE OTHER SIDE WHAT YOU HAVE IS ALMOST A FOUR FOOT
DROP OFF.DONALD GRIFFITH:I'M GOING TO GET THE GRAND TOTAL OF TWO BEEF A WEEK IF
I'M LUCKY FROM OCTOBER TO FEBRUARY SO THAT WOULD MEAN ONCE A WEEK THERE WOULD
BE TWO TRUCKS COMING IN AND OUT OF HERE))
SUPER=01-Sandra McDaniel/Opposes Slaughterhouse; :00
SUPER=01-Donald Griffith/Proposing Slaughterhouse; :17
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The Griffith's are scheduled to go before the planning commission Monday to
request rezoning the land.
More than 80 percent of U-S children experience at least one painful ear
infection by age three.
Now a new device called EarCheck Middle Ear Monitor, may help parents in
determining if their child needs to see a doctor.
The F-D-A approved device does NOT diagnose an ear infection, but it does
signal a buildup of middle-ear fluid that could require a doctor's exam.
The M-D-I instrument will be on the market sometime next month, selling for
He waves wooden signs at strangers on the streets and lives underground.
It's all part of the mystery of Franklin County resident John Gabel.
Andrew Freiden and Videographer Greg Moore explain.
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SUPER=07-John Gabel; 1:35 (Quick)
OUT Q=News 7, Franklin county.
(( John decided he wanted to live in an underground house.
So he got a couple of books on the subject, and built it himself.
((JOHN GABEL: THE IDEA FOR THE UNDERGROUND HOUSE WAS MAINLY FOR HEATING AND
COOLING PURPOSES. IT SOUNDED LIKE A FUN THING TO DO. AND I SAW ANOTHER PERSON
IN THE COUNTY DOING IT, AND I SAID...WELL THAT DOESN'T LOOK TOO HARD. HA
He got the building permit in 1985...but his home is still a work in
((BUT, I'VE GOT ANOTHER PART THAT'S ABOVE GROUND, AND THIS IS IT, AND IT MAKES
IT ALL WORTHWHILE. YOU CAN SEE ROANOKE, AND IF YOU PAN TO THE LEFT, YOU CAN
SEE THE PEAKS OF OTTER IN THE DISTANCE.))
His current project?
A 20 foot high rock tower-- built out of 300 pound river rocks.
The 43 year old sixth grade science teacher moves the boulders by hand.
He says it helps keep him in shape.
((YOU USE THE EDGE OF THE STAIR AS A FULCRUM, THEN YOU GET YOUR LEGS BEHIND IT,
LIFT UP, AND PUSH ON THE TOP OF IT, IT ROLLS UP, AND SMASHES YOUR MICROPHONE!
John says some people think he's crazy...
((But you're not crazy, you're .... ECCENTRIC-- I ENJOY IT. I LIKE TO BE
DIFFERENT, JUST TO BE DIFFERENT SOMETIMES ))
And there's nothing more different than a guy who waves wooden signs at
complete strangers on the street.
((WHEN I WAS YOUNG, MY PARENTS USED TO TALK ABOUT FUNNY THINGS THAT HAPPENED
DURING THE DAY-- AND THEY'D MENTION IT AT THE DINNER TABLE. AND I THOUGHT, I'D
LIKE TO BE IN SOMEBODY'S DINNER CONVERSATION. HEY-- I SAW THE FUNNIEST THING
((IT CATCHES PEOPLE OFF GUARD. THEY SEE THE SIGN, AND THEN THEY READ IT, AND
IT'S LIKE-- OH! THAT'S WHAT I GO FOR, THAT CONNECTION.
What about the people who say he should act his age?
((IF GROWING UP MEANS BEING ALL SERIOUS AND GRUMPY...THEN I DON'T WANT TO GROW
So, if you're passing by a little blue car and John Gabel "waves" hello,--
give him a smile and wave back-- especially if you speak "sign" language.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Franklin County.))
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SUPER=332-Clear Skies/Calm Winds/38-42/Mostly/Sunny/68-72;
SUPER=333-Clear,/Unseasonably Cold/35-40/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW 10/70-74;
SUPER=334-Clear, Near/Record Lows/38-42/Sunny &/Mild/68-72;
The Redskins play Pittsburgh this Sunday on the road.
While Washington showed some promise in its win over Carolina; Steve Mason
says game two should be more difficult.
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Redskins vs. Panthers; :00
SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :18
SUPER=01-Ken Harvey/Redskins Linebacker; :40
SUPER=01-Darrell Green/Redskins Cornerback; :59
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/July 19; 1:18
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((Terry Allen's broken thumb will sideline him for at least one week. Against
the Panthers; he was half of Washington's offensive production. Norv Turner
will have to either go with return specialist Brian Mitchell or second year
tailback Stephen Davis, who amassed 55 yards on 12 carries in Charlotte.
Yes the redskins defense did give up an uncomfortable 158 rushing yards.
However; Carolina could only muster 262 total yards and one touchdown.
The Skins and the Steelers met July 19th in Frostburg at Redskins training
camp. An early season; first hand look at the pass/running talented Cordell
Stewart can only help game preparation.
Kickoff this Sunday is at 1pm. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
In other football news, Jim Druckenmiller is now on schedule to get his first
N-F-L debut this Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.
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The former Hokie star will get the accelerated playing time because of
injuries to both starter Steve Young and backup Jeff Brohm.
Brohm has a broken finger, while Young has not been cleared by doctors to
play after suffering his third concussion in less than year on Sunday when he
was kneed in the head on this play.
Druckenmiller played well in the preseason completing 19 passes, 1 touchdown
and two interceptions.
And finally today,
Help from firefighters and an unusual camera gave a young kitten a second
Jennifer Whitney has its story.
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SUPER=01-Chief Bob Hansen/American River Fire Dist.; :26
SUPER=01-Jennifer Whitney/Reporting; :40
OUT Q= Whitney, for CBS NEws