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The Republicans were hot on Janet Reno's trail on the Sunday talk shows.
Hustler's Billiards in Botetourt is closed after teens are busted there.
And Roanoke's gay community is celebrating.
The news is news is next.
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Pressure is building for Janet Reno to appoint a special prosecutor to look
into possible illegal activity during President Clinton's last campaign.
Here's more now with David Jackson. (/////SOT/////)
IN Q=Senior Republicans
SUPER=01-Senator Thad Chochran/R-Miss.; :16
SUPER=01-Representative John Conyers/D-Mich.; :37
SUPER=01-David Jackson/Reporting; 1:04
OUT Q=DJ, CBS News, New York
((SENIOR REPUBLICANS ARE INSISTING JANET RENO APPOINT A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR --
THIS - JUST A DAY AFTER THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCED OPENING A 30-DAY REVIEW
OF PRESIDENT CLINTON'S 19-96 CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISING.
(SOT: SENATOR ORRIN HATCH, R-UTAH
COURTESY: NBC MEET THE PRESS
"...she should have done it months ago...")
OTHERS WERE EVEN MORE DIRECT...
(SOT: SENATOR THAD CHOCHRAN, R-MISS.
COURTESY: CBS FACE THE NATION
"...she should resign..."
BUT WHILE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES ITS SHORT-TERM INQUIRY -- THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL IS -NOT- CONVINCED THE ONE-HUNDRED-FOURTEEN YEAR-OLD LAW
PROHIBITING FEDERAL WORKERS FROM SOLICITING CAMPAIGN FUNDS APPLIES TO THE
PRESIDENT OR VICE-PRESIDENT.
AND SOME DEMOCRATS ARE BACKING RENO --
(SOT: REPRESENTATIVE JOHN CONYERS, D-MICH.
COURTESY: NBC MEET THE PRESS
"...let her do her job...")
BUT MANY SEE THIS AS AN OCCASION TO PRESS FOR REFORM IN CAMPAIGN-FINANCE LAW.
(poss SOT: SENATOR ARLEN SPECTER, PENNSYLVANIA
COURTESY: ABC THIS WEEK
"...much more important that we reform campaign finances....")
PRESIDENT CLINTON'S AIDES AND LAWYER SAY THE PRESIDENT HAS DONE NOTHING WRONG
AND SAY THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WILL COOPERATE FULLY WITH RENO'S REVIEW.
AND VICE-PRESIDENT GORE SAYS HE WON'T LET RENO'S REVIEW OF HIS CASE INTERFERE
WITH HIS ECONOMIC MISSION TO MOSCOW.
BUT WHATEVER THE OUTCOME OF THE INVESTIGATION -- THE 19-96 CAMPAIGN MAY
PROVIDE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WITH A PANDORA'S BOX OF PROBLEMS.
DAVID JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))
Doctor Jack Kevorkian's death toll is nearly at the one hundred mark.
That's what his attorney's saying after a 78- year old Canadian man with
Parkinson's disease became the latest person to end his life with Kevorkian's
Attorney Geoffrey Fieger (FY'-gur) released a letter written by
the patient... who said he didn't want to be -- quote -- ``reduced to
the indignities of childhood diapers, spoon-feeding, or semi-death.''
Saturday's incident is the fourth
assisted suicide that has been linked to Kevorkian since late August.
Former users of the diet drug combination known as Fen-Phen are demanding
that the drugs' makers pay for their heart monitoring.
Studies have shown that the combination of fenfluramine, dexfenfluramine,
and phentermine has been linked to serious heart damage.
Two of the drugs, under the brand names Pondimi and Redux, were pulled off
the market a week ago by the FDA.
Class action suits have now been filed by the drugs' users in New York,
Utah, Colorado, California, and Hawaii.
A raid on a Botetourt County teen hangout netted bags of drugs and weapons.
The sheriff's office closed Hustler's Pool Hall early Saturday morning.
And the owner says he's planning to sue.
Denise Allen has more.
IN Q=Donald H. Beverly
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co. Sheriff; :27
OUT Q=News 7
(( Donald H. Beverly Junior is the Hustler.
He says he picked up the nickname when he was a kid playing pool.
At 15 he played in professional tournaments in Las Vegas and was 48th in the
At 20, he's the owner of Hustlers, the hall the Botetourt County sheriff's
Deputies found more than 200 people in or around Hustlers at 2-30 Saturday
morning, many of them were 13 or younger.
IN Q=THE FOLKS THAT
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: THE FOLKS THAT WERE HOLDING POT AND CRACK
AND GUNS AND KNIVES DROPPED THEM WE PICKED UP BAG AFTER BAG AFTER BAG OF
MARIJUANA. WE PICKED UP A BAG OF CRACK. THERE WAS A CLIP OUT OF AN AUTOMATIC
WEAPON, ALL KINDS OF BLADED WEAPONS OF COURSE ALCOHOL WAS FROM ONE END TO THE
OUT Q=END TO THE OTHER
Donald Beverly says that automatic clip came from a deputy's weapon.
Beverly did not want to talk on camera, but he says law officers kicked in
doors, cut up his furniture and searched him.
He says neither the officers nor the search dogs found drugs in his
Beverly says all the drugs and alcohol found were snuck in by pool hall
Beverly faces public nuisance charges and selling alcohol without a license.
He says he has proof the second charge is false.
Sheriff Reed says Hustlers has been a source of trouble for months and the
permit used to open the hall may be pulled.
IN Q=IT HAD NOT
((REED: IT HAD NOT BEEN ZONED FOR THAT AND THE SPECIAL EXEMPTIONS PERMIT WAS
FOR A POOL HALL WITH CERTAIN PROFFERS. THEY VIOLATED ALL THE PROFFERS SO WE
HOPE THAT THE OWNERS WILL PULL THE LEASE.))
OUT Q=PULL THE LEASE
Beverly says the sheriff's department seized at least three thousand dollars
from his safe.
He says he plans to sue the county for the return of that money and any
losses incurred in Saturday's raid.
Beverly says the sheriff's department had told him to keep the pool hall
And for now it is.
Denise Allen News 7.))
A secessionist organization that wants to create a new Southern nation is
supporting plans to open a new all-male military school in the South.
The group called League of the South says it can envision turning out
leaders in the tradition of Robert E- Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
In the wake of women at The Citadel and VMI, some alumni from those schools
are already trying to raise 50 million dollars for a private Christian,
Confederate military college.
One of the sites that's been mentioned is the old Augusta Military Academy
Virginia Military Institute is handling the co-education transition well.
That according to President Eisenhower's son.
The retired general spoke to VMI cadets this week.
Brigadier General John Eisenhower says he's perhaps the only living American
who met Joseph Stalin in person.
He spoke to the cadets about being both soldiers and statesmen.
He also shared his thoughts about co-ed military education at VMI and The
GEN. JOHN EISENHOWER;BEING AN OLDSTER, I WAS AGAINST INTEGRATION, BUT I THINK
THE SUPERINTENDENT HAS DONE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.
I'M VERY ENCOURAGED BY WHAT I SEE, DOWN THERE AT THE CITADEL, MAYBE I'M TALKING
OUT OF TURN BY TALKING ABOUT THAT, THEY WERE TOO OBSTINATE FOR THEIR OWN GOOD.
SUPER=07-Gen. John Eisenhower
OUT Q=their own good
General Eisenhower's latest literary work, The Life and Times of General
Winfield Scott, will be published in December.
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Salem is praising its emergency crews for a job well done and also learning
about what it takes to be a rescue worker.
We'll have that story and more next.
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One proposal's about to be put on the table to end federal tobacco programs.
The Senate Agriculture Committee is preparing a bill that would end the
Committee Chairman Richard Lugar says the bill will be ready this fall.
He says it will also include a buyout of tobacco quotas and aid to
communities dependent on the crop.
Members of Congress have speculated that without specific
legislation from President Clinton, a tobacco proposal would NOT be
considered until next year.
But Lugar says ``We'll have our part of it ready.''
The latest political polls show the candidates are still close.
But, a poll in The Washington Post last week made it clear that Jim Gilmore
won't be able to ride George Allen's coattails.
The Post poll has Democrat Don Beyer with 44- percent and Republican Gilmore
with 43- percent.
But Gilmore takes the lead by one point among those who say they're "likely"
Both outcomes are well within a four point margin of error, making the race
for governor still that "statistical dead heat" that it's been in all media
polls since January.
But the poll also shows that while about two thirds of Virginians think
Republican Governor George Allen's done a good job, only about half of those
voters favoring Allen are backing Gilmore to succeed him.
Emory and Henry political analyst Tom Morris says the tight race means
voters should hold on for a wave of attack ads on TV.
Rich Mullins, a popular singer and songwriter is dead.
The 41- year old Mullins died Friday night in a traffic accident in Illinois
as he and a friend drove to a concert in Wichita, Kansas.
Mullins was acknowledged by some in the music world as the country's best
Mullins had a number of contemporary-Christian hits, as well as nominations
for Christian Music or Dove awards.
Rescue workers, and emergency crews showed up at Lakeside Baptist Church in
Salem this afternoon.
But there was no emergency.
Lakeside Baptist Church sponsored an old fashion community get together in
honor of the valley's public servants.
Fire, police and rescue workers from Roanoke, Roanoke County, Salem and
Vinton sampled the good food.
And the community learned more about what it's like to be a public servant.
IN Q=WE ARE REACHING
((ART HEARNE/LAKESIDE BAPTIST PASTOR: I WANT THE COMMUNITY TO SEE WE ARE
REACHING OUT TO THEM AND THAT THEY ALSO WOULD REACH OUT TO OTHERS AND TO THE
EMERGENCY PERSONNEL IN EXPRESSING GRATITUDE AND THANKS AND OF COURSE I WANT
PEOPLE TO COME VISIT OUR CHURCH.))
SUPER=01-Art Hearne/Lakeside Baptist Pastor;
OUT Q=VISIT OUR CHURCH
Lakeside hopes to make the picnic and annual community event.
Roanoke Valley residents are leading the way to a cure for diabetes.
The ninth annual Walk To A Cure set another fund raising record.
The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation is third in
the country, just behind New York City, in raising money for research.
This year's walk has raised more than 1-point-two million dollars.
Advance Auto Stores have raised more than a million of that total.
IN Q=WE HAVE OVER
((SARAH DOBBINS/WALK COORDINATOR: WE HAVE OVER300-THOUSAND RESIDENT OF
VIRGINIA WHO ARE DIABETIC, MANY OF THEM ARE CHILDREN AND MORE OF THAN 16
MILLION AMERICANS ARE DIABETIC. SO THE ENTIRE PURPOSE OF THIS WALK IS TO RAISE
MONEY FOR RESEARCH TO FIND A CURE.))
SUPER=01-Sarah Dobbins/Walk Coordinator;
OUT Q=TO FIND A CURE
This morning 15-hundred Roanoke Valley residents made the 10-k walk through
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Coming up next on News 7 at Eleven
Roanokers come out in force to help celebrate Gay Pride Day.
We'll have highlights from the concert and festivities when News 7
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It was a day of pride for the gay and lesbian community of Roanoke.
The eighth annual Pride in the Park took place today as nationally known
entertainers headlined a celebration of Roanoke's gay and lesbian community.
IN Q=I'm from Richmond
((DAVID PERRY/VIRGINIAN'S FOR JUSTICE: I'M FROM RICHMOND BUT I COME TO ROANOKE
GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL EVERY YEAR BECAUSE THIS IS A REALLY GREAT FRIENDLY BUNCH OF
PEOPLE. I THINK ALL OF ROANOKE SHOULD BE PROUD TO HAVE THESE PEOPLE AS PART OF
SUPER=01-David Perry/Virginians for Justice;
OUT Q=of their community.
Vendors were on hand to lend support.
Special activities were also planned for the children of gay parents.
A community auction on Friday started the weekend event and special
performances continue tonight at Roanoke's gay and lesbian nightclubs.
They wer pounding ahead on the Lynchburg Academy of Music theater's
renovations last week.
Academy supporters this week took a sledgehammer to the concrete walls that
have covered the buildings front windows for decades.
Crews have also been repairing and painting the rest of the building's
The goal is to let would-be contributors know that the project IS moving
IN Q=This is what
((DR. CLIFTON POTTER/ACADEMY OF MUSIC: THIS IS WHAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING FOR FOR
THE PAST THREE YEARS. AND NOW PEOPLE WILL SEE THAT THINGS ARE ACTUALLY
HAPPENING AT THE ACADEMY. BECAUSE WE'RE PAINTING AND REPAIRING THE FACADE,
WE'RE PUTTING BACK THE STOREFRONTS AND WE'RE ALSO RESTORING ALL THREE SETS OF
DOORS JUST AS THEY WERE WHEN THE THEATER OPENED FOR THE SECOND TIME IN 1912.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Clifton Potter/Academy of Music; :00
OUT Q=in 1912.
Potter says it will take about ten million dollars to renovate the theater
and establish an endowment fund to keep it running.
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Elvis Grback passed for 214 yards and three touchdowns as Kansas City beat
Charlotte 35 to 14.
Its the most points ever allowed by the Panthers.
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Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas sidelined with an injury.
But the rest of the team came ready to play. Elvis Grbac throws the short
screen pass to Kimble Anders he follows his blocking turning the play into a 55
yard touchdown and a 7 to nothing Chief's lead.
In the second quarter Grbac rolls out and goes to the air again this time he
hits Andre Rison on the 18 yard touchdown toss and the Chiefs took the 14 to
Carolina got on the board in SUPER=30-Kansas City/35/Carolina/14/;the
second quarter Kerry Collins pitches to Fred Lane and he scores from 8 yards
out but the Chiefs win it 35 to 14.
Brett Favre added a page to the Packer record book as he threw five
touchdown passes to lead Green Bay to a 38 to 32 win over Minnesota.
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The Packers opened the game and fell behind early.
Minnesota's Robert Smith takes the handoff and dives over from the one yard
line to make it 7 to nothing Vikings.
But Favre threw one for the record book hitting Antonio Freeman on this 28
yard touchdown pass to become the all time leader in passing T-D's in Packer
Then later in the first half he SUPER=30-Green Bay/38/Minnesota/32/;would
go to the air again this time hooking up with Freeman on the 15 yard T-D over
the middle and the Pack holds on for the 38 to 32 win.
IN Q="A little
((BRET FAVRE/THREW 5 TD PASSES: ))
SUPER=01-Brett Favre/Threw 5 TD Passes; :
OUT Q=........for us."
Steve Young threw for two and Terry Kirby rushed for two touchdowns to lead
San Francisco to a 34 to 7 win over the Falcons.
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The 49-ers wasted no time and jumped out to the early lead on the Falcons.
Young threw two touchdowns in the first half on this play he hooks up with
Terrell Owens on the 56 yarder and the 49-ers built up a 24 to nothing halftime
Kirby takes the handoff on this SUPER=30-San Francisco/34/Atlanta/7/;
play and scores from 15 yards out the first of hit two touchdowns and the
49-ers down the Falcons 34 to 7.
SUPER=03-Orchard Park, NY/NBC SPORTS; :
In Orchard Park, The Buffalo Bills pulled off the second biggest regular
season comeback in N-F-L history.
Buffalo trailed 26 to nothing before coming back to beat the Colts. The big
play came when Antowain Smith scored his second T-D of the day on this run.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
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SUPER=0100-/Minnesota/32/j/Green Bay/38////Oakland/22/j/N.Y. Jets/23///;
SUPER=0100-/Indianapolis/35//Buffalo/37////N.Y. Giants/3//St. Louis/13///;
SUPER=0100-/San Diego/22//Seattle/26////Miami/21/j/Tampa Bay/31//Bucs 4-0/;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, Mark Martin goes from flag to flag in winning the MBNA 400
at Dover The Tigers slow down Baltimore's chase for the pennant in the American
League East The Expos down the Braves.
And the Yankees pick up a big win over the Blue Jays in extra innings to
remain 4 games behind the Orioles.
Mark Martin gained ground in the Winston Cup Points race with his Flag to
Flag win in the MBNA 400 at Dover.
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Jeff Gordon started up front but he dropped back to the 12-th spot with 299
laps to go in the race.
But Ernie Irvan was the car on the move he started 33-rd and he was running
fourth with 291 laps to go.
Would this be Earnhardt's day to break out of the slump he was looking good
running 8-th at this point in the race.
Mark Martin was the leader with 276 laps to go but Kyle Petty blew by him to
take the lead on lap 161 and he was the leader at the halfway mark. Kyle
Kyle's car was very strong later in the race he passes Jeff Gordon putting
him a lap down leaving only 5 cars on the lead lap.
But Kyle had to pit for a splash of gas and that put Martin in the lead
with less than 30 laps to go and he holds on to win the MBNA 400, his first win
IN Q="We Had...
((MARK MARTIN/MBNA 400 WINNER: ))
((DALE EARNHARDT/FINISHED SECOND: ))
((KYLE PETTY/FINISHED THIRD: ))
SUPER=01-Mark Martin/MBNA 400 Winner; :00
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Finished Second; :14
SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Finished Third; :
OUT Q=.........great car."
Bobby Labonte was fourth, Dale Jarrett fifth and Rick Mast finished 10-th
Montreal hit four home runs and cruised to the 7 to 1 win over the Braves
in Atlanta today.
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Expo manager Felipe Alou checking the action from the dugout.
And he had to like what the Expos did in the fifth Rondell White taking this
pitch deep over the left field wall for a two run homer, his first of two on
Then the very next batter Hensley SUPER=35-Montreal/7/Atlanta/1/;
Meulens comes to the plate and smashes this pitch it goes over the centerfield
wall for a solo homer the Expos led 3 to nothing and Montreal beats Atlanta 7
Damon Easley had a big day at Camden Yard yesterday afternoon. He homered
twice and drove in six runs as the Tigers routed the Orioles 11 to 3.
Davey Johnson looks cool even though his team fell behind in the first
Travis Fryman hits this double down the left field line scoring Brian Hunter
and the Tigers jumped out to the 1 to nothing lead in the first inning.
Easley homered twice his first one SUPER=35-Detroit/11/Baltimore/3/;this
two run shot deep over the centerfield wall to make it 5 to nothing Detroit and
the Tigers cruise to the 11 to 3 win.
That's it for Sports, have a great day everybody.
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The Blue Jays were in the Big Apple this afternoon taking on the Yankees.
New York's Cecil Fielder back in the line up and he sends this shot over the
left field wall for a solo homer, the 300-th homer of his career to tie it at 4
Then in the bottom of the 10-th Tino Martinez breaks the tie with this solo
homer over the right field wall as the Yankees beat the Jays.
For all the scores lets check the numbers.
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SUPER=0092-/Colorado/10//Los Angeles/5/8///St. Louis/2/j/Pittsburgh/14///;
OUT Q=....last score."
A lot of reports of construction around the region that may cause you some
delays tomorrow as the work week commute gets underway.
For all of the updates here's Andrew Freiden with this week's edition of
OUT Q=expect some delays
We start our journey in Roanoke and Roanoke County where many changes are in
The Peters Creek Road Extension from Melrose to Shenandoah avenue is FINALLY
open to traffic.
The section from Shenandoah to Brandon Avenue isn't scheduled to open until
On Bridge Street in Roanoke, the bridge over the Roanoke River is scheduled
to be closed for 30 days of repairs, starting September 29-- And there's no
detour set up.
Finally, in Roanoke, repairs on the Dale Avenue bridge are set to get
underway soon, squeezing traffic in both directions down to one lane.
There's no detour there either.
Elsewhere around the region, there's no new construction to report. But,
there are some ongoing projects.
in Rockbridge County there is bridge work on 64 so be on the lookout for
possible lane closures and delays.
Also, on Route 64 in Augusta County, there is paving work and fog light
repair on Afton Mountain-- and the speed limit over the mountain is reduced to
55 mph-- so expect some delays.
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New Yorkers turn to the sky and so do we for the video of the day.
The annual hot air balloon festival took place this weekend as nearly a
hundred balloons of all shapes and sizes filled the sky.
The festival also features model airplane and kite flying.
The show ends tonight with more than one hundred balloons flying under the
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