Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
The White House discovers video tapes of those controversial fundraising
Mission control scrubbs the space shuttle landing
And a computer that could make your next trip to the dentist a little more
News 7 at 11 is next.
Those White House coffee fundraisers are heating things up in Washington
On Friday, Just hours after Attorney General Janet Reno announced she found
no wrong doing on President Clinton's part,
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the White House began turning over hundreds of video tapes of the coffees, made
by administration photographers.
Today, excerpts from the tapes were released to the media.
One of Reno's Republican supporters says the Attorney General should take
another look at the evidence.
IN Q=we are now
((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/(R) ARIZONA; WE ARE NOW REACHING THE POINT WHERE HER
CREDIBILITY IS IN REAL SERIOUS DANGER AND IT'S GOING TO LEND ADDITIONAL
PRESSURE TO BRING HER TO THE POINT WHERE SHE APPOINTS AN INDEPENDENT COUNSEL.
JACK QUINN/FORMER WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL; I BELIEVE THEY ARE NOT COMPLETE VIDEO
TAPES OF THE ENTIRE EVENT SO I THINK THAT LIKE A LOT OF OTHER THINGS IN THIS
WHOLE FUNDRAISING MATTER, THERE'S A LOT OF EXAGGERATION HERE.
SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R)Arizona;
SUPER=01-Jack Quinn/Former White House Counsel; :14
OUT Q=exaggeration here
Republicans want to know why the tapes weren't released when the Justice
Department first asked for all 1996 campaign fundraising records.
An administration spokesman says the White House didn't know they existed,
and it was an honest mistake.
There is an anchor tag!!
The governor's race is neck and neck and tomorrow's debate takes on even
more importance, since election day is just weeks away.
Denise Allen has a preview of the Beyer-Gilmore face-off.
IN Q=Democrat Don Beyer
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SUPER=01-Ray Garland/Political Analyst; :25
OUT Q=News 7
((Democrat Don Beyer and Republican Jim Gilmore are in a dead heat.
The hot issue of the race has been Gilmore's proposal to reduce property
His supporters say Beyer jumped on the band wagon, after criticizing
Gilmore's plan, by creating his proposal.
Republicans say this shows Beyer's wishy washy ways.
But political analyst Ray Garland says that's not necessarily so.
IN Q=HE AT LEAST
((RAY GARLAND/POLITICAL ANALYST: HE AT LEAST WENT PART OF THE WAY TO
NEUTRALIZE GILMORE'S ADVANTAGE AND PROBABLY IT WOULD BE TOO RISKY TO MAKE A
BOLD THING TO SAY WE NEED TO KEEP VIRGINIA MOVING TO ATTEND TO EDUCATION TO
HIGHWAYS, ETC. THAT WOULD BE A VERY RISKY STRATEGY.))
OUT Q=VERY RISKY STRATEGY
But Garland expects Gilmore to move ahead in the polls.
He says Virginians feel good about the ways things are going in the state,
so they're likely to choose the candidate most similar to George Allen.
IN Q=WHAT GILMORE HAS TO
((GARLAND: WHAT GILMORE HAS TO DO IS TO SAY GEORGE ALLEN HAS COMPILED A GOOD
RECORD. HE'S CUT CRIME, HE'S INCREASED JOBS, HE'S BEGUN THE REFORM OF
EDUCATION. HE'S REDUCED THE RATE OF GROWTH OF THE GOVERNMENT AND WE NEED TO
CONTINUE THAT AND I AM THE LOGICAL PERSON TO DO THAT AND I THINK WE'LL SEE IN
THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS OF THE CAMPAIGN THE PRESENCE OF GOVERNOR ALLEN.))
OUT Q=OF GOVERNOR ALLEN
((DENISE ALLEN/REPORTER: GARLAND SAYS BEYER AND GILMORE ARE CHARISMATICALLY
HE SAYS BOTH CANDIDATES NEED TO GENERATE EXCITEMENT IN THEIR OWN CAMPS SO
WORKERS WILL BE WILLING TO POUND THE PAVEMENT FOR VOTES.
GARLAND SAYS WITH MUCH OF THE BLACK VOTE UNDECIDED, ULTIMATELY THE RACE MAY
COME DOWN TO WHO COMES OUT TO VOTE.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7.
WDBJ-7 will air tomorrow night's debate live.
Coverage begins on your Hometown Station at eight.
Firefighters are still trying to put out a fire on a cruise ship off the
coast of Cyprus.
700 passengers and crewmembers were evacuated from the 9500 ton ship
Smoke continued to pour from the burned out ship today.
Investigators say they think the fire started in a control panel in the
ship's engine room.
Fire trucks at the Read Mountain station pulled out today, but not in
response to an emergency.
Fire fighters at the Botetourt County station hope opening up their doors to
the public will help protect homes in the community.
The annual open house helped kick off fire prevention week.
Children received special treatment getting to sit in the driver's seat of
the vehicle of their choice.
The open house helps educate the public about the needs of the volunteer
department--for instance this turnout gear carries a big price tag.
IN Q=LET THE COMMUNITY
((CHIEF ADAM FLEMING/READ MT FIRE & RESCUE: LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW THAT WE'RE
OUT HER FOR THEM. WE'RE GOING TO BE COMING, THIS IS WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO SEE
WHEN WE PULL UP, WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT WE'RE GOING TO USE AS WELL AS PROMOTE
SAFETY FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Chief Adam Fleming/Read MT. Fire & Rescue;
OUT Q=FOR THE COMMUNITY
Fire fighters will spend the week visiting area daycare centers to educate
preschoolers on fire safety.
The Read Mountain Fire and Rescue Department is a joint effort between
Botetourt and Roanoke Counties.
It serves Southwest Botetourt County and East Roanoke County.
Time for our first check on with weather--here's Andrew Freiden.
Regional 3D Forecast
Toss back to anchor
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Still ahead on News 7...We'll tell you about some important steps in
teaching your toddler to speak...
and a cavity-filling computer that makes your time in the dentist's chair
shorter and pain-free. All that and more when News 7 continues...
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The astronauts on board Atlantis will spend another night in space.
The shuttle, carrying former Mir astronaut Michael Foale, was supposed to
land tonight, but cloudy skies over the Kennedy Space Center forced a delay.
Atlantis is now scheduled to land shortly before six o'clock tomorrow
If you live in fear of the dentist, there's a new computer out there that
can fill those nasty cavities in a hurry.
Reporter Bill Burr tells us how it works.
IN Q=In Doctor Greg
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SUPER=01-Dr. Greg Hierholzer/Dentist; :25
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OUT Q=for CBS News
Higher education is at a crossroads in Virginia--this according to faculty
members at the Commonwealth's universities and colleges.
In Roanoke last week, the Faculty Senate of Virginia considered some of
the important issues facing higher education in the next century.
Members heard from Don Beyer, and a representative of Jim Gilmore's
campaign for Governor.
And they argued that this is a critical time for higher education in
IN Q=It's an important time
((THOMAS SHERMAN/FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT: IT'S AN IMPORTANT TIME BECAUSE THERE
ARE INCREASING NEEDS. WE SEE INCREASING NEEDS AND WE SEE THE EXPRESSION OF
THESE INCREASING NEEDS. SO IT'S AN IMPORTANT DECISION FOR WHERE WE'RE GOING TO
GO, PARTICULARLY AS WE LOOK TO THE FUTURE AND THE 21ST CENTURY AND THINK ABOUT
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE 21ST
SUPER=01-Thomas Sherman/Faculty Senate President;
OUT Q=the 21st century.
The Faculty Senate of Virginia represents educators at all of the state's
public and private institutions of higher education.
Children develop speech and language skills while they're still babies.
So, when infants find it hard to learn the basics, frustration can set in
for both the child and parents.
For tips on how you can detect if your child is having a problem, here's
Intern Reporter Joy Sutton.
IN Q= 15..18 months you expect
SUPER=07-Buffy Scarberry; :00
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Dalton/Speech-Language Pathologist; :31
SUPER=20-Joy Sutton; :47
OUT Q=can also suffer academically
IN Q=At 15..18 months
((BUFFY SCARBERRY: 15..18 MONTHS YOU EXPECT A TODDLER TO BE SPEAKING A LOT OR
SAYING MAMA DRINK AND HE WASN'T SAYING ANY OF THAT AND NOW HE IMITATES EVEN OFF
THE TV..HE'LL IMITATE A SOUND ))
OUT Q=imitate a sound
Buffy's son A.J has been working with a speech-language pathologist for the
past few months.
And Buffy says he is finally learning to repeat and say new words.
SOT 02:33:14 (NAT SOUND)
IN Q=You want up...
((You want up..up. up..up. ))
OUT Q= up..up
But how can you tell if your child is having a problem?
IN Q=The general guideline are
((ELIZABETH DALTON/SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST : THE GENERAL GUIDELINES TO GO
BY ARE IF THE CHILD IS AROUND ONE YEAR OF AGE THEY SHOULD START SPEAKING USING
TRUE WORDS..BY TWO YEARS OF AGE THEY SHOULD BE COMBINING TWO AND THREE WORDS
INTO SHORT SENTENCES ))
OUT Q=into short sentences
There are ways you can help your child develop their language skills.
Specialists suggest talking to your child in parentese or what is called "Baby
This is done by using a higher pitch, stretching out the words and repeating
them more often.
IN Q=A parent may say
((ELIZABETH DALTON: A PARENT MAY SAY INSTEAD THERE'S A DOG IT'S RUNNING THEY
SAY MAY SAY..DOGGIE..DOGGIE. SEE THE DOGGIE. DOGGIE RUN ))
OUT Q= doggie run
But whether or not you should use parentese also depends on the age of the
At around the age of four or five parents should talk the child like they
were an adult.
And as the child starts to use more complex sentences so should the parent.
If you suspect your child is having problems it's best to seek help early.
IN Q=I definitely think
(BUFFY SCARBERRY : I DEFINITELY THINK THAT ANY PARENT..IF THEY EVEN HAVE THE
SLIGHTEST NOTION EVEN ABOVE THEIR PEDIATRICIAN..JUST GO AHEAD AND HAVE THEM
CHECKED BY A NOSE AND THROAT SPECIALIST..MAKE SURE IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT'S
HOLDING THEM BACK.))
OUT Q=pictures and colors
A speech or language problem can cause the child to suffer academically.
Often times the child will also become frustrated.
Joy Sutton, News 7. ))
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Stay tuned when News 7 returns...
There's no need to search for the Great Pumpkin... two have been found this
And we'll meet a police officer who walks the halls of one local high school
and who's duties include more than enforcing the law.
That story along with the latest sports and weather when News 7 returns.
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The beginning of the School Resource Officers Program about 20 years ago,
made police officers an everyday part of school life.
Stacey Martin spoke to one officer in the program and found out how
attitudes have changed through the years.
IN Q=The first part
SUPER=01-Officer M.A. Rayl/Roanoke Police; :00
SUPER=01-Alyce Szathmary/Principal; :38
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke.
SOT 10.00.24 - 10.00.37
IN Q=The first part
((OFFICER M.A. RAYL/ROANOKE POLICE: THE FIRST PART OF THE YEAR, I COULD FEEL
THE TENSION. THE SECOND PART OF THE YEAR. THE TENSION WAS GONE. I THINK THEY
SEE ME MORE AS THEIR FRIEND. AND, NOT AS THEIR ENEMY.))
OUT Q=as their enemy.
That was the welcome he got six years ago, starting a new assignment as a
school resource officer.
He was placed at William-Fleming High School which was known for its past
And, he started at a time when racial tension was perhaps at its
highest--three months after the Rodney King beating.
But, his presence is now welcome.
SOT 10.50.56 - 10.51.13
IN Q=I think the
((ALYCE SZATHMARY/PRINCIPAL: I THINK THE PREVENTATIVE NATURE OF THIS PROGRAM.
THE FACT THAT THE POLICE OFFICERS INTERACTS WITH THE CHILDREN ON A REPEATED
BASIS, A CONTINUAL BASIS. ON CAMPUS, IN CLASSROOMS, AT ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS.
IT IS SO PREVENTIVE THAT WE KEEP THINGS FROM HAPPENING.))
OUT Q=things from happening.
The number of Resource officers is getting smaller, in fact Rayl is one of
about six resource officers assigned to middle schools and high schools
throughout the city of Roanoke.
He's a man in blue first and foremost arresting students for fighting,
dealing or possessing drugs.
SOT 10.01.59 - 10.02.09
IN Q=We have a
((OFFICER M.A. RAYL: WE HAVE A JOB TO DO AND WE'LL DO THAT JOB. BUT, AT THE
SAME TIME WE'RE NOT LOOKING TO HARASS THEM OR TO MAKE AN ARREST. THAT'S NOT
OUT Q=That's not wanted.
But he's also a teacher-- giving talks about the law, and reminding students
of the consequences of breaking rules.
And, he's a friend -- helping youngsters feel safe enough to talk to him
about problems and depend on him for solutions.
SOT 13.52.17 - 13.52.33
IN Q=The program is
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE PROGRAM IS NOW IN ITS 19TH YEAR OF OPERATION.
AND, WHILE THERE'S A PUSH TO EXPAND IT INTO MORE SCHOOLS, THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH
OFFICERS TO MEET THE DEMAND, LEAVING SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS TO FIGHT FOR ONE OF
THE REMAINING FEW, GOOD, MEN IN BLUE. STACEY MARTIN, NEW 7, ROANOKE.))
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke.
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The Philadelphia Eagles rushed for over 200 yards yesterday afternoon in a
24 to 10 win over the Washington Redskins.
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The Eagles got their first score on the ground Ty Detmer drops back to pass
but he tucks it in and scores from four yards out to make it 7 to nothing.
The Redskins defense has had problems with the rush. with 13 minutes left
in the second quarter Ricky Watters dives over the top for the score to make it
14 to nothing.
Washington trailed 17 to 3 at the half then Gus Frerotte goes to the air and
hits Terry allen on the 5 yard touchdown pass to make the score 17 to 10
The Eagles added the icing to the
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Watters goes left and cuts back up the gut to score and Philadelphia beats
Washington 24 to 10.
Tampa Bays win steak ends at 5.
Brett Favre threw two touchdown passes as the Packers beat the Bucaneers 21
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Tony Dungy and the Bucs put their 5 game win streak on the line.
Trailing 3 to nothing the Packers get on the board. Brett Favre goes up top
and hits Antonio Freeman on the 31 yard pass play to make it 7 to 3 Packers.
The Green Bay defense added to their lead in the second quarter Gabe
Wilkins intercepts this Trent Dilfer pass jumps over a tackler and scores from
78 yards out as the Packers took a 14 to 3 lead before the half.
Favre added another touchdown pass SUPER=30-Green Bay/21/Tampa
Bay/16/;when he hooks up with Freeman again this time from six yards out and
Green Bay goes to 4 and 2 with the 21 to 16 win.
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Barry Switzer and the Cowboys were at the Meadowlands this afternoon taking
on the Giants.
Dallas led 6 to 3 until the third quarter. Troy Aikman's pass is
intercepted and returned 61 yards for a touchdown by Tito Wooten and the Giants
jumped out to the 13 to 9.
New York put it away late in the fourth quarter former Virginia running back
Charles way scores from the three and the Giants win it 20 to 17.
IN Q="It's exciting...
((CHARLES WAY/SCORED 1 TOUCHDOWN: ))
((EMMIT SMITH/COWBOYS RUNNING BACK: ))
SUPER=01-Charles Way/Scored 1 Touchdown; :00
SUPER=01-Emmit Smith/Cowboys Running Back; :08
OUT Q=.....FOURTH QUARTER."
The Jets, Jaguars and Dolphins also won today.
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And in Baltimore the Ravens and Steelers combined for 76 points.
Kordell Stewart ran 74 yards for a touchdown and he passed for 246 yards and
three touchdowns as the Steelers beat the Ravens 42 to 34.
Now, Here's the rest of the scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0100-/San Diego/25//Oakland/10////New Orleans/20//Chicago/17/4//;
SUPER=0100-/New England///Denver///Monday Night/;
OUT Q=....last score."
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And coming up, Dale Jarrett takes the checkered flag at the Charlotte Motor
Speedway winning the U-A-W G-M 500. The Yankees and Indians were in Cleveland
tonight for the fourth game of their divisional playoff series.
And the Orioles score their second win over Randy Johnson to advance to the
American League Championship series.
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Dale Jarrett didn't gain much in the points race but did take the checkered
flag winning yesterday afternoon's U-A-W G-M 500 at the Charlotte Motor
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Bobby Labonte started on the outside position but he took off like a bullet
lapping several cars including Rusty Wallace just 60 laps into the race.
Then on lap 104 pole sitter Geoff Bodine and Kevin LePage get hooked up in
turn two causing a crash that involved several cars including Ricky Rudd.
Labonte received minor damage in the crash.
South Boston's Jeff Burton is becoming a regular up front and he passed Dale
Jarrett to take the lead shortly after the caution.
The Intimadator, Dale Earnhardt, was back in the mix also he took his turn
up front to lead the race with 170 laps complete.
Points leader Jeff Gordon couldn't find the right set up and he was running
in fourth place with about 70 laps to go.
But Dale Jarrett led 85 laps and he would hold off Labonte over the final 58
circuits to win the U-A-W G-M 500 for his sixth win of the year.
IN Q="I grew up
((DALE JARRETT/UAW GM 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/UAW GM 500 Winner; :
OUT Q=.........MAKE IT EASY."
Labonte was second, Earnhardt third, Mark Martin fourth, Gordon fifth and
Jeff Burton sixth.
For the second year in a row, The Baltimore Orioles are headed to the
American League Championship Series.
Baltimore beating Seattle 3 to 1 in the divisional Playoffs.
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The Oriole fans were already celebrating a trip to the world series as the
two teams prepared for the game.
A Jeff Roboulet homer made it 1 to nothing in the first then Cal Ripken hits
a single to the corner in right field scoring a run to make it 2 to nothing.
Then in the second Seattle's Edgar Martinez takes this Mussina pitch deep
over the left field wall for a solo homer and the Mariners trailed 2 to 1.
Baltimore put the game away in the SUPER=35-Baltimore/3/Seattle/1/;fifth
Geronimo Berroa takes Randy Johnson deep over the left field wall for a solo
homer and the Orioles beat Johnson twice in the series 3 to 1.
IN Q="Pitched 8...
((RANDY JOHNSON/MARINERS PITCHER: ))
SUPER=01-Randy Johnson/Mariners Pitcher; :00
OUT Q=....IN THE GAME."
Dale Jarrett wins at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. More later on Mornin'.
In Cleveland, The Indians needed a win to force a fifth game with the
Yankees and they got it.
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New York got off to a good start Paul O'Neill hits a double down the left
field line scoring Derek Jeter and the Yankees took the one to nothing lead.
Still in the first, Cecil Fielder sends this line drive to centerfield off
Hershiser and O'Neill rounds the bases to score and the Yankees took a 2 to 1
lead after a half an inning.
Cleveland got on the board in the SUPER=35-New York/2/Cleveland/3/;bottom
of the second. Dave Justice sends this Doc Gooden pitch over the right field
wall for a solo homer and Cleveland wins it in the ninth 3 to 2.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
Construction among some roadways continues this week.
To help you avoid the road closures and delays, here's this week's edition
of Road Report.
IN Q=In Roanoke County
OUT Q=Monday morning commute!
((In Roanoke County, earlier today traffic was running smoothly along 5-81
but V-DOT says tonight and tomorrow night some of the northbound lanes will be
closed from 11 p-m to 6 a-m.
So, if you're getting an early start to your morning commute be on the
lookout for possible delays.
Also Monday morning along the north and southbound lanes of I-81 near exit
141 some lanes will be closed for routine inspection.
V-DOT also says it will continue its work to widen Route 613, so drivers
should be on the lookout for possible delays along this area as well.
Elsewhere around the region...
take pinnacle board
Routes 663 and 665 in Giles County will be closed following a landslide.
Workers will be cleaning up debris from the incident soon and making repairs to
That's it for this week's edition of Road Report. Have a safe Monday
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It's huge, orange and just in time for Halloween.
Jack LaRue grew this nine hundred and sixteen pound pumpkin...he says
because he likes big vegetables.
He credits luck and skill to the growth of his pumpkin and says more than
four hundred pies can be made out of the vegetable.
LaRue and his pumpkin took top honors at a northwest pumpkin competition
held this weekend. (----------------)
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LaRue had some competition though from a Californian who grew the heaviest
pumpkin in North America.
The pumpkin topped the scales at nine hundred and seventy-seven pounds.