In Denver, jury selection is underway in the second Oklahoma City bombing
from stock file or mornin pkg
The new jury will decide whether Terry Nichols shares the blame
for the 19-95 bombing that killed 168 and injured hundreds more.
Nichols faces the same charges as co-defendant Timothy McVeigh.
In June McVeigh was convicted and sentenced to die.
Prosecutors believe the two men wanted to avenge the Branch
Davidian deaths near Waco, Texas four years ago.
Jury selection is expected to take two weeks to a month.
Dave Fehling joins us from Denver with the latest.
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SUPER=01-Michael Tigar/Nichols' Lawyer;
SUPER=01-Irven Box/Legal Analyst;
SUPER=01-Marife Nichols/Defendant's Wife;
OUT Q=Back to you.
HEAVY SECURITY IS BACK IN PLACE OUTSIDE FEDERAL COURT IN DENVER.
ON TRIAL, TERRY NICHOLS, A FARMER WHO LAST LIVED IN KANSAS,
CHARGED WITH HELPING TIM MCVEIGH BLOW UP THE FEDERAL BUILDING IN OKLAHOMA
HIS ATTORNEY...MICHAEL TIGAR, A TEXAS LAW PROFESSOR.
(SOT)S/MICHAEL TIGAR, NICHOLS' LAWYER "WE'RE READY..."
PROSECUTORS HAVE SAID THAT IT WAS NICHOLS WHO BOUGHT AND IN ONE
CASE STOLE MATERIALS FOR THE BOMB...
AND THEY SAY IT WAS NICHOLS WHO ROBBED AN ARKANSAS GUN DEALER TO
HELP FINANCE THE BOMBING.
NICHOLS DENIES IT ALL SAYING HIS ONLY CRIME WAS BEING MCVEIGH'S
BUDDY, AND THAT WHILE HE WAS HIGHLY CRITICAL OF THE GOVERNMENT, FRIENDS SAY
NICHOLS DID NOT SHARE MCVEIGH'S MORE RADICAL BELIEFS.
(SOT 9;48;53)S/IRVEN BOX, LEGAL ANALYST
"SO THEY HAVE A THEME TO IT, AND THEY HAVE A REAL DEFENSE, BUT I THINK THE
GOVERNMENT'S EVIDENCE IS PRETTY OVERWHELMING THAT THAT'S NOT REALLY WHAT HE
ONE POSSIBLE WITNESS WILL BE NICHOLS MAIL-ORDER FILIPINO WIFE,
MARE-AH-FAY--- WHO SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY TO DAN RATHER ABOUT HER HUSBANDS
RELATIONSHIP WITH TIM MCVEIGH.
(sot, MARIFE NICHOLS, DEFENDANT'S WIFE, I WAS GLAD HE HAD A FRIEND)
(STDUP)S/DAVE FEHLING CBS NEWS DENVER
"NICHOLS FACES THE SAME CHARGES AND THE SAME POSSIBLE FATE AS
MCVEIGH..EXECUTION. PICKING THE JURY THAT WILL MAKE THAT DECISION IS
EXPECTED TO TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS. DF CBS NEWS DENVER.))
Firefighters in Northern California continue to battle a wildfire that has
destroyed up to 100 homes and buildings in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
SUPER=03-Yuba Co., CA;
The fire forced some 15-hundred people from their homes in two towns near
The fire is now 50 percent contained with full containment expected by
Officials say the fire was sparked Saturday by a faulty generator on a motor
A federal inspector is expected at the BeefAmerica plant in Nebraska today.
This, after inspectors found E. coli (ee KOH'-ly) in southwest Virginia.
use file tape from E-Safe-Cooking, 97-50; 5-E-Coli, 597-36; 5-Meat-Safety,
A random sampling of fresh ground beef at a supermarket in Emporia turned up
The supermarket's records indicate the meat originated at a BeefAmerica
plant in Nebraska.
But BeefAmerica says it does NOT believe the plant is the source
of the contamination.
Meat from the plant is not under recall and so far no illnesses have been
A Roanoke jury watched a video tape this morning of nude dancing at a local
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Police Video Tape;
City Police secretly tape 15 performances at the club called "Girls, Girls,
Girls" last spring.
The prosecutor was careful not to say the show is obscene.
That's for the jury to decide.
The U-S Supreme Court has said it's up to local communities to define those
The jury will have to determine whether it's offensive.
The trial is expected to last two or three days.
Search warrants in the JonBenet Ramsey murder are expected to be made public
A judge ruled Friday that media leaks in the case have made keeping them
The warrants seek authorization to search the Boulder, Colorado home where
the six- year- old was found beaten to death.
Prosecutors are being allowed to censor parts of the documents.
The head of the Internal Revenue Service appears to be keeping his word
about taking swift action to eliminate abuses in his agency.
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Last Week;
friday morning 6:31
"Newsweek" Magazine says Michael Dolan has responded to last week's Senate
hearings by suspending several district- level managers.
Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin meets with Dolan today to review
the allegations made at the hearings.
In Halifax County, the driver of a log truck was killed in a weekend
collision with a van.
The accident happened yesterday morning on route 5-0-1 just south of
Police say the driver of the truck, 41- year- old Robin Dennis Lowe, hit a
guardrail and flipped his vehicle, landing on the van.
Two people in the van were taken to the hospital.
There is no word yet on their conditions.
The accident is still under investigation.
Scam artists could be as close as a phone call.
Lynchburg say someone is calling residents, claiming to sell credit card
The caller evidently quickly hangs up if people become suspicious and start
Authorities warn those in the area to use common sense to avoid becoming a
IN Q=People need to
((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: PEOPLE NEED TO BE REAL CAUTIOUS THAT
THIS IS TAKING PLACE. ANYTIME YOU'RE DEALING WITH SOMEONE OVER THE PHONE WHO
IDENTIFIES THEMSELF AS BEING AN OFFICIAL WITH THE BANK THAT YOU DEAL WITH,
THAT'S NOT THE WAY THEY CONDUCT BUSINESS. AND YOU NEED TO BE SUSPICIOUS OF THAT
AND YOU SHOULD NOT BE GIVING YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER OR YOUR PIN NUMBER TO
ANYONE OVER THE PHONE.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
OUT Q=over the phone.
Lieutenant Wingfield says if you receive a call like this, hang up and dial
"star" 57 so an operator can trace the call.
Then contact police.
The tax-exempt status of the Christian Coalition could be in jeopardy.
The speaker at a recent political training session held by the group in
Fairfax urged opposition to Democratic candidate for governor Don Beyer.
The Washington Post got a copy of the tape.
Earlier this month, coalition founder Pat Robertson was heard telling
supporters in another secret taping that Democrats can't keep the White House
(quote) "unless we throw it
The group claims a tax exemption as non-partisan.
Marv Albert's broadcasting career may not be over.
N-B-C Sports president Dick Ebersol tells "The New York Times"
that he would consider re-hiring Albert if he gets his life "squared away."
Ebersol says the network had no choice but to fire Albert after his guilty
plea to assault.
An announcement could come as early as today that Peace talks have resumed
between Israel and the Palestinians.
U-S Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is meeting in New York with top
Israeli and Palestinian officials.
The talks have been stalled for six months.
Meanwhile, a conciliatory move today by Israel.
It's allowing eight thousand Palestinian workers to return to their jobs in
Breckinridge Middle School underwent a major INTERNAL renovation over the
summer and this weekend the public got a chance to peak inside and check it
Hundreds of visitors drove up to what looked like the OLD Breckinridge
But once inside they found bright airy halls lit with sky-lights and
classrooms equipped with the latest in technology.
IN Q=WITH A TELEVISION
((DAVID AMOS/BRECKINRIDGE ALUM: WITH A TELEVISION IN EACH ROOM ALLOWS THE
STUDENTS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TECHNOLOGY AND THE USE OF COMPUTERS, BUT THEN WHEN
THEY COME OUT IN THE HALL IT'S LIKE A MALL AND THEY CAN LOOK AROUND AND FEEL
LIKE THEY'RE NOT EVEN IN SCHOOL.))
((PAUL MANNING/BRECKINRIDGE ALUM: OUTSIDE IT LOOKS THE SAME AS IT DID IN THE
MID-'70'S BUT WHEN I WALKED IN THE DOOR I WAS IMMEDIATELY LOST. BUT IT IS A
BEAUTIFUL FACILITY AND THESE KIDS HAVE A LOT OF ADVANTAGES.))
SUPER=01-David Amos/Breckinridge Alum;
SUPER=01-Paul Manning/Breckinridge Alum; :15
OUT Q=A LOT OF ADVANTAGES
The school now has a computer lab for each grade level.
And a fitness facility which is tentatively scheduled to be open six days a
The gym is another piece of the past that was saved, but it did receive a
Governor Allen is traveling to Asia in hopes of giving Virginia's economy a
He'll spend two weeks in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan promoting Virginia
tourism and products, trying to attract investors to the Old Dominion.
Fifty of Virginia's business executives and government officials will travel
This is Allen's seventh trip abroad as governor.
Hundreds of new jobs could be coming to Danville.
Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the city will receive
two million dollars in economic development assistance.
The money will help to expand the Riverview Industrial Park, creating
approximately 800 new jobs.
The money will also be used to finance road construction and to extend
water, sewer and gas lines for the 425- acre site.
Southwest Virginia residents will be hopping on the rails for a day of
The Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society has organized
a fall excursion with Amtrak.
Passengers won't be riding the old 6-11.
Norfolk Southern retired the engine and the excursion program about three
AMTRAK state of the art train will carry the ticket holders.
IN Q=THEY ACTUALLY HAVE
((PAUL HOWELL/ROANOKE CHAPTER NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: THEY
ACTUALLY HAVE TRACKAGE RIGHTS ON DIFFERENT RAILROADS TO RUN THEIR TRAINS SO
THEY CAN NEGOTIATE WITH RAILROADS IN ORDER TO DO EXCURSIONS.))
SUPER=01-Paul Howell/National Railway Hist. Society;
OUT Q=TO DO EXCURSIONS
The excursions will be on this superliner which has double-decker cars.
Ticket prices run from 69 to 89-dollars.
Howell says some people who used to ride the 6-11 are buying tickets.
IN Q=IT BRINGS TOURISTS
((HOWELL: IT BRINGS TOURISTS IN. THERE'S SO MUCH RAIL HERITAGE AND SO MUCH
INTEREST IN THE RAILROAD AND WE JUST THINK IT'S A GOOD THING FOR ROANOKE AND
THE WHOLE AREA.))
OUT Q=AND THE WHOLE AREA
The rail excursions are scheduled for October 25th and 26th.
On Saturday, the 25th, the train will be headed to Bluefield, West Virginia.
Take pinnacle full-essC 100
And the next day the train travels to Luray, Virginia.
Both excursions are round trips.
You may purchase tickets by calling 540-427-5126 or 540-966-4408.
ROLL COLD OUT OF BREAK
IN Q=a two
SUPER=01-Mary Begalle/Registered Dietician; :32
OUT Q=our forecast
(( A two year study by the University of Minnesota found that elementary
school students who were provided with breakfast at school every morning showed
significant improvements in their math and reading scores.
They also were more attentive and better behaved.
To find out more about this landmark research were joined by Mary Begalle, a
registered dietician who helped secure the funding for the study.
I understand the results of this study lead to action in the Minnesota
Legislature. Tell us about that?
How will this study affect the rest of the nation?
Do you think breakfast needs to be the responsibility of schools rather
than parents, are parents just not doing the job?
What do you consider the best brain food?))
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Children could give their parents some help on the taxes.
Len Besthoff explains in this week's edition of Common Sense.
IN Q=If you
SUPER=01-Gary Duerk/CPA-Brown, Edwards & Co.; :10
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
SOT COMMON SENSE STANDUP TAPE 10:45:27
IN Q=If you're
(( If you're a parent, the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 has something in it
Gary Deurk, an accountant with Brown Edwards and Company here in Roanoke
SOT COMMON SENSE I TOT 14:26:13
IN Q=What the
((GARY DUERK/CPA-BROWN, EDWARDS & CO.: WHAT THE ACT DOES THERE IS GIVE PARENTS
CREDIT OF 400 DOLLARS FOR EVERY CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 17, AND THAT STARTS IN
1998. IN 1999 IT INCREASES TO 500 DOLLARS PER CHILD. HOWEVER IT HAS A PHASE
OUT PROVISION FOR JOINT FILERS IF THEIR ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME IS ABOVE 110
THOUSAND DOLLARS, IT PHASES OUT. ))
OUT Q=phases out.
SOT COMMON SENSE STANDUPS 11:01:14
((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back
to the newsdesk.))
OUT Q=the newsdesk.))
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Terry Allen rushed for 122 yards and the Redskins defense shut out the
league's top scoring offense as Washington beat Jacksonville.
SUPER=03-Raljon, MD/NBC Sports;
Washington trailed 9 to nothing until the second quarter.
Frerotte goes to the air and hits Leslie Shepherd on the 10 yard touchdown
pass to make it 9 to 7 Jaguars.
Then after a Jacksonville turnover Frerotte goes to the air again to match
up with tight end Jamie Asher on the 8 yard touchdown play to make it 14 to 9
Skins at the half.
Frerotte added another T-D in the
SUPER=30-Washington/24/Jacksonville/12/;fourth quarter on this 13 yard
touchdown and the Redskins improve to 3 and 1 with the 24 to 12 win.
TAPE#net (edit of TF97-1)
Frank Beamer may have one of the best records in Virginia Tech history, but
the weekend victory over Arkansas State didn't help the Hokies gain ground in
the A-P Poll.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Indians;
In the A-P poll released yesterday the hokies remain in the 14-th spot. But
the polls are not the major focus for the Hokies as they compete for another
Big East Championship.
IN Q="Polls are going
((AL CLARK/TECH QUARTERBACK: ))
SUPER=01-Al Clark/Tech Quarterback; :
OUT Q=...about the polls."
The United States put up a fight on the green, but Europe has retained the
Ryder Cup title.
SUPER=03-Sotogrande, Spain/NBC Sports;
Europe led by five points going into the final 12 singles matches. The
Europeans clinched at least a tie when Berhnard Langer parred the seventh hole
to beat Brad Faxon two and one.
On the final day the United States won seven singles matches to make it
close, but Europe wins it 14 and a half to 13 and a half.
Ken Griffey Junior wins the American League home run title with 56 homers
for the season.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/WGN; :
Meantime, Mark McGwire hit home run number 58 yesterday.
While he failed to catch Roger Maris, he did tie the mark set in 19-32 by
Jimmie Foxx and equalled in 19-38 by Hank Greenberg for homers hit by a righty.
McGwire finishes the season with 58.
A couple of other notes from Major League Baseball.
Frank Thomas wins the American League batting title with a 347 average.
And Tony Gwynn is the king of the National league with a 372 average.
It's Gwynn's 8-th title tieing Honus Wagner's mark.
They're going Key Lime crazy in Key West..
SUPER=03-Key West, FL/Stuart Newman Associates;
Residents and visitors came out to devour a seven foot pie as part of the
festivities to open the new Key West Historical Monument Sculpture Garden.
More than 11-hundred key limes and 20 pounds of sugar went in to making
what's billed as "the world's largest key lime pie."
The pie couldn't fit in the oven, so the chef used a welding torch to brown
the meringue on top.