President Clinton says he's ready to follow through on a treaty that would
ban all nuclear test explosions.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
Mr. Clinton told the United Nations today that's he's ready to send the
treaty to the Senate for ratification.
The President also touched on the United State's plan to pay off most of its
billion dollar U-N debt.
Meantime, back in Washington, Senior Republicans are calling on Janet Reno
to seek appointment of an independent counsel to probe White House fund-raising
Some say she should have done it months ago.
((SENATOR THAD COCHRAN, R-MISS.
COURTESY: CBS FACE THE NATION
WE NEED SOME MORE AGRESSIVE ACTION SOME STRONG LEADERSHIP AND I THINK THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL SHOULD RESIGN. ))
SUPER=01-Senator Thad Cochran/(R) Mississippi; HOT CHANGE TO NEXT
SUPER=04-Face The Nation;
OUT Q=should resign.
The justice department has opened a 30-day review of the President's
fund-raising practices during his 19-96 campaign.
Jury selection is underway this afternoon in Marv Albert's sexual abuse
The N-B-C sportscaster is charged with forcible sodomy and assault on a
woman at an Arlington hotel in February.
Albert denies the charges.
Police said the woman was an
acquaintance of Albert and that she had severe bites on her back.
Tests found Albert's D-N-A on the woman's skin and clothing.
Albert faces LIFE in prison if convicted.
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-52)
Botetourt County could face a lawsuit from a weekend raid that turned up
drugs and weapons at a teen hangout.
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
SUPER=01-Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co. Sheriff;
OUT Q=END TO THE OTHER
Hustler's owner Donald Beverly claims that automatic clip came from a
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 and he says he plans to sue
the county for any losses incurred in the raid.
A group of doctors and public health advocates say AIDS research is so
important, they're willing to risk their lives.
They're volunteering to become the first humans to be injected with a
vaccine consisting of a live, though weakened, strain of H-I-V.
The International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care wants to conduct
the test involving about 50 volunteers.
((REPORTER:WHY ARE YOU DOING IT? WHY THE RISK?
DR. JOE ZUNIGA/VOLUNTEER: I'VE LOST TOO MANY OF MY FRIENDS TOO MANY OF MY
LOVED ONES TO THIS DISEASE AND THAT I DON'T SEE THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY AT
LARGE MOVING FAST ENOUGH. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Joe Zuniga/Volunteer;
OUT Q=MOVING FAST ENOUGH.
AIDS research efforts have so far focused on vaccines that do not involve a
Police in a small Washington state
town have made an arrest in the beating death of a 12- year -old baby sitter.
The suspect is a 17- year- old boy.
The girl was beaten Saturday night while she baby-sat five children.
((JAN JORGENSON/SNOHOMISH CO. SHERIFF'S
THE PARENTS CAME HOME AFTER A NIGHT OUT AND WHEN THEY WALKED IN THEY DISCOVERED
HER AND SHE WAS UNCONSCIOUS AND SHE'D BEEN BRUTALLY BEATEN. ))
SUPER=01-Jan Jorgenson/Snohomish Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
OUT Q=she'd been brutally beaten.
The girl died yesterday after being taken off life support.
None of the other children was harmed.
Police say the young suspect has an
extensive criminal record.
TAPE#net (edit of 7:08:44)
The Russian Mir Space Station is again experiencing computer failure.
This is the third time in three week's the station's central computer has
Space officials say the two Russian cosmonauts and one American astronaut
are in no danger.
There is concern because the space station is scheduled to dock with the
space shuttle Atlantis on Saturday.
Officials say the computer needs to be working when that docking takes
The Air Force today grounded all of its training flights as part of a safety
The 24- hour stand-down follows a week in which six military planes crashed.
Four of the planes were from the Air Force or the Air National Guard.
The grounding was originally scheduled for this coming Friday.
But, it was moved up after the most recent crash.
That was an Air Force B-One-B bomber that went down in Montana Friday,
killing all four crew members.
Tobacco may be the meal of choice in the Senate Agriculture Committee.
A proposed bill could swallow current federal tobacco programs.
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 quote "We'll have our part of it ready."
GRAPHIC=Roanoke city seal
Guy Byrd isn't promising LOWER personal property taxes--
But the Republican candidate for Roanoke's Commissioner of Revenue in DOES
want to change the way the taxes are figured.
This morning Guy Byrd said if elected, he'll have the city switch to the
National Automobile Dealer's Association Official Used Car Guide.
The automated service would be a new basis for valuing personal property
IN Q=A citizen cannot
((GUY BYRD/R- COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE CANDIDATE: A CITIZEN CANNOT GO IN AND
FIND OUT INDEPENDENTLY WHAT THEIR VALUES ARE. SO, WE FEEL THAT IN TERMS OF
ACCESSIBILITY, FLEXIBILITY, AND MORE EFFICIENCY, ALL THESE REASONS MAKE SENSE
TO MAKE THAT CHANGE. ))
SUPER=01-Guy Byrd/(R) Commissioner of Revenue Cand.;
OUT Q=TO MAKE THAT CHANGE
Roanoke currently uses the Red Book to assess taxes.
Byrd says his alternative would make it easier for citizens to look up their
In the statewide election..
Republican Jim Gilmore has attacked Democrat Don Beyer's education program.
Gilmore said his rival in the race for governor intends to throw
money at public schools without emphasizing learning.
Gilmore said he will promote school quality and safety.
He promised he will hire four-thousand more teachers.
Beyer, meanwhile, has said he wants to make Virginia schools competitive
with the best in the nation.
He has pledged to raise teacher salaries to the national average.
Over the past month Virginia Military Institute has been settling into its
new co-educational status.
Former President Eisenhower's son spoke to the cadets and told them he
thinks the transition is going well.
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 V-M-I 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
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.
Step by step the Roanoke Valley has been helping to find a cure for diabetes
with money and with exercise..
Residents set records as they took part in "Walk To A Cure."
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 one-point-two million dollars.
Advance Auto Stores 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
Yesterday morning 15-hundred Roanoke Valley residents made the 10-k walk
through downtown Roanoke.
It was a day of celebration as the star city's gay and lesbian community
showed its pride.
The eighth annual Pride in the Park took place yesterday 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 continued last night at Roanoke's gay and lesbian nightclubs.
The Lynchburg Academy of Music theater is being beaten into shape.
A sledgehammer may be the tool of choice as renovation work continues.
Academy supporters last 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.
roll cold out of break
IN Q=one of the
SUPER=01-Christopher Wilcox/Reader's Digest Editor-in-Chief; :30
OUT Q=our forecast
(( One of the top-50 magazines in the U-S is celebrating its 75th anniversary
AND it's getting bigger..that is, the type is getting bigger.
This month Reader's Digest is available in large type for the first time
With us today is Reader's Digest Editor-in-Chief, Christopher Wilcox
Thank you for joining us today...
Why is Reader's Digest offering the option of large type?
Has there been a large demand for this?
How will the magazine look different?
Is this something other magazines will soon be offering?
What else is Reader's Digest doing to celebrate its 75th anniversary?))
tape tosses to Patrick
SUPER=333-Partly/Cloudy/46-50/Mostly Cloudy/Showers Possible/70-73;
The capital gains tax has sparked controversy on Capital Hill for years.
The Taxpayer Relief Act of 19-97 didn't get rid of it, but lawmakers did
make some changes that might put a smile on some people's face.
Len Besthoff has more in this week's edition of Common Sense.
SUPER=@Len1; :00 Left
SUPER=01-Gary Duerk/CPA-Brown, Edwards & Co.; :18
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
SOT COMMON SENSE II 03:50:50
((Investments like securities or a house, that are held for a year or more and
then sold, create a capital gain for the owner. Since 1986, the maximum rate
for capital gains has been 28 percent. But Gary Duerk of Brown Edwards and
Company that those rates are now lower.))
OUT Q=now lower.
SOT COMMON SENSE I TOT 14:16:14
IN Q=The new act
((GARY DUERK/CPA-BROWN, EDWARDS & CO.: THE NEW ACT REDUCES THE CAPITAL GAINS
RATE. IT'S EFFECTIVE FOR SALES AFTER MAY THE SIXTH 1997. AND THE REDUCTION
GOES FROM A MAXIMUM OF 28 PERCENT DOWN TO 20 PERCENT. AND FOR THOSE
INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE IN THE 15 PERCENT TAX BRACKET THEY'LL GET A DISCOUNT TO 10
OUT Q=discount to 10- percent.
SOT COMMON SENSE II 3:57:14
IN Q=Now before
((Now before you think you've scored some big saving, Duerk suggests checking
with an accountant. In some cases the tax breaks on capital gains depend on
the date of sale. I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense,
let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
OUT Q=the newsdesk.))
TAPE#net (edit of R-37)
Starting things on the track, Mark Martin gained ground in the Winston Cup
Points race with his Flag to Flag win in the M-B-N-A 400 at Dover.
SUPER=03-Dover, DE/TNN Sports; :
Jeff Gordon started up front but he dropped back to the 12-th spot with 299
laps to go.
Mark Martin was the leader with 276 laps to go but Kyle Petty blew by him
was the leader at the halfway mark.
But later in the race 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
M-B-N-A 400, his first win at Dover.
IN Q="We Had...
((MARK MARTIN/MBNA 400 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Mark Martin/MBNA 400 Winner; :00
OUT Q=...was the day."
Dale Earnhardt finished second with Kyle Petty in third place.
Bobby Labonte was fourth, Dale Jarrett fifth and Rick Mast finished 10-th.
TAPE# net (edit of FB97-1)
Onto the turf, Elvis Grbac passed for 214 yards and three touchdowns as
Kansas City beat Charlotte 35 to 14.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/NBC Sports; :
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 had a record setting day on the gridiron as he threw five
touchdown passes to lead Green Bay to a 38 to 32 win over Minnesota.
SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/FOX Sports; :
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."
Come one, come all...a club in southwest Florida is creating a sanctuary,
but it's not for people.
SUPER=03-Lee Co., FL;
It's for unwanted pigs.
The non-profit group rescues abused and abandoned potbelly pigs.
Some of the pigs may not be so excited to go, but their new home gives them
five acres to go hog wild.