Republicans call for a special counsel to probe Democratic fundraising after
videotapes of White House coffee meetings are released.
And in Richmond it's debate night for the candidates in the race for
Summer time, and the living is easy--at least it feels that way out there,
and will continue doing so the rest of the week. Hot weather plus hot NFL and
Major League action coming at you.
News 7 at noon is next.
Gubernatorial candidates Don Beyer and Jim Gilmore meet face to face in
Richmond tonight for their first debate.
Political Analysts say it could have a major impact on a race that polls
indicate is deadlocked.
They also expect the overall tone of the debate to remain civil.
IN Q=I WOULD LOOK
((RAY GARLAND/POLITICAL ANALYST: I WOULD LOOK FOR BOTH TO BE NICE BECAUSE IF
THEY COME ACROSS AS UN-NICE IN THE MODERN AGE THAT'S VERY DANGEROUS THING TO
BE. PUT A LITTLE RED MEAT ON THE TABLE TO STIMULATE THE PARTISANS. BUT FOR
BOTH TO MAKE THE CASE--GILMORE TO SAY WE GOT A GOOD THING GOING LET'S KEEP IT
GOING, FOR BEYER TO SAY WE CAN DO BETTER.))
SUPER=01-Ray Garland/Political Analyst;
OUT Q=CAN SO BETTER
Garland says the number one issue so far in the campaign has been Gilmore's
plan to reduce the personal property tax.
Beyer has come up with his own proposal for cutting the tax.
Meanwhile both candidates are seeking the endorsement of former Governor
Doug Wilder, who will moderate tonight's forum.
Take Fullscreen Debate Board
W-D-B-J will broadcast tonight's debate.
Our coverage begins at eight o'clock.
There is still no sign this afternoon of a missing armored car employee and
15 million dollars.
David Scott Ghantt went to work at his job at the Loomis, Fargo and Company
facility in Charlotte Saturday but never came home.
Company officials reported the missing money and a van yesterday morning.
Police have listed the crime as "larceny by an employee" but F-B-I agents
haven't ruled out the possibility that Ghantt could be a crime victim.
((WILLIAM PERRY: GHANTT IS A WHITE MALE, 5'11" TO 6' TALL,
STRAWBERRY BLOND HAIR, BLUE EYES AND IS APPROX 27 OR 28 YEARS OLD....WE'RE
LOOKING AT THIS AS A POSSIBLE THEFT.
SUPER=01-William Perry/FBI Special Agent;
OUT Q=this as a possible theft here.
The theft would be the second this year involving Loomis, Fargo
WIPE WIPE WIPE
North Carolina officials are also busy searching for two men suspected of
killing five people and wounding a sixth.
The victims were gunned down last night in a house used for migrant workers.
Authorities say the men are driving a light blue car and may be armed with
Republicans are asking a lot of questions today about newly released
videotapes of President Clinton greeting supporters at White House coffees.
Tapes from 44 of the coffees were released yesteday.
G-O-P lawmakers say they're proof the President raised campaign donations at
the White House in violation of the law.
Republicans want to make sure all of the tapes have been handed over and
they claim the need for independent counsel is all the more urgent.
They also want to know why the White House waited so long to release the
Material related to campaign fundraising was requested back in July.
GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court
It's the first Monday in October and that means it's back to work for the
nation's highest court.
Following a 45-year tradition, yesterday Supreme Court Justices joined
other government officials at a Church service.
Affirmative action and sexual harassment are on the agenda this session as
well as legal issues surrounding televised political debates, lie-detector
tests and fatal accidents due to police chase.
Today's case is a bank effort to limit credit union membership.
An American biologist who discovered a new type germ that causes "mad cow
disease" has won the Nobel Prize for medicine.
Stanley Prusiner (PROO'-sih-nur), a professor at the University
of California at San Francisco, is cited for his discovery of prions
The finding could shed light on lethal brain deteriorating diseases
such as Alzheimer's.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
While the car tax is taking center stage in the political arena, experts say
it's actually Virginia's colleges and universities that are in need of some
An investigation is underway after a twelve year old runaway is brought home
from a cross country trip.
First, let's check in with Patrick in the Weather Center.
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A twelve year old California boy is back at home today following a long,
strange trip to Virginia.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;
Brian Poulsen and his parents flew home to Los Angeles from Fairfax where
Brian had been for a month.
Brian ran away to Virginia to meet a man he had met over the internet.
The 31 year old man sent him a bus ticket.
Police found the boy at the man's house by tracing phone records.
((BRIAN POULSEN:I KNEW I WAS GOING TO COME BACK AND I WAS GOING TO CALL MY MOM
AND TELL HER WHERE I WAS AT.
REPORTER: WERE YOU HAPPY?
POULSEN: NOT REALLY, WASN'T THAT FUN OF A TRIP. ))
OUT Q=wasn't that fun of a trip.
Despite Brian's homecoming the case is still far from over.
The F-B-I hasn't made an arrest but their case is continuing.
This case is just one of the reasons parents fear the internet.
But many people in general just fear computers.
Psychologists call it computer phobia.
One Clinical psychologist says about 15 percent of people love technology
but up to 25 percent of the rest are what she calls "resisters."
Experts say people have to find a reason to get over their fear.
A child going off to college is cited as an example.
It's believed President Clinton did not use personal e-mail until daughter
Chelsea left for Stanford.
Educators from the state's colleges and Universities say the next couple of
years will be an important period for higher education in the Commonwealth.
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 Beyer, and a representative of Gilmore's campaign.
They argued that this is a critical time for higher education in Virginia.
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.
The fire trucks from Botetourt County's Read Mountain station were rolling
yesterday, but they weren't heading to a fire.
Instead firefighters 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 event helps educate the public about the needs of the 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 Mtn. 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.
Shoppers may have been browsing for more than clothes at Valley View Mall
The Roanoke City Fire Department spent the weekend recruiting new rescue
Recruiters say it's a way for the department to reach a lot of people in a
short period of time.
They hope it helps change the stereotype surrounding the fire department.
IN Q=WE WOULD LIKE
((LT. R.S. LEE/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE APPLICANTS FROM
ALL WALKS OF LIFE, ALL ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS, MALE, FEMALE AND SO FORTH TO COME
OUT AND TRY TO BECOME A PART OF THE ROANOKE FIRE-EMS SYSTEM.))
SUPER=01-Lt. R. S. Lee/Roanoke Fire-EMS;
OUT Q=FIRE-EMS SYSTEM
Lee says the department expects eight to 12 jobs to open up within the next
They're looking for people who are physically fit and have a strong desire
to help others.
Those who are interested can pick up an application at the personnel office
at the city fire department.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come,
After a long and stressful four months in space Michael Foale is homeward
bound -- if Mother Nature cooperates.
It might be early for Halloween, but these British boys aren't playing dress
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The "Atlantis" crew is hoping for
clear skies and light winds so they can land tonight at the Kennedy
Thick, dark clouds forced NASA to delay last night's scheduled landing.
The shuttle is bringing home astronaut Michael Foale, who has spent 145 days on
the Mir Space station.
Meantime, a cargo ship blasted off from Russia yesterday carrying fuel,
oxygen, food and computer parts to Mir, but it may not be able to dock.
Today mission control attempted to free another cargo ship to make room for
the incoming craft, but it failed to disengage.
It's not a trip into space, but for two little British boys it's just as
NASA is helping them to finally venture outdoors.
Tom Fenton has the story.
SUPER=03-Great Britain; :00
SUPER=01-Carmen Richards/Mother; :24
SUPER=01-Bill Richards/Grandfather; 1:07
SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting; 1:14
OUT Q=cbs news London.
For Kyle and Ryan Richards dressing up as spacemen is no game. the brothers,
aged 4 and 2, suffer from an extremely rare allergy to light.
NASA, the American space agency, has provided them with light proof suits
based on prototype space suits the agency is developing.
Without the suits the boys
could only go out at night.
Their mother appealed to nasa when she failed to get any help in england.
CARMEN RICHARDS, MOTHER:TO SAY THAT OVER HERE THEY JUST DON'T SEEM INTERESTED
ITS LIKE OH, THE
CHILDREN HAVE GOT THIS WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING DEAL WITH IT. OVER THERE THEY ARE
JUST TOALLY DIFFERENT THEY COULDN'T DO ENOUGH FOR YOU AND THE KIDS THOUGHT IT
WAS GREAT THEY GOT ALL THE ATTENTION AND THEY WERE HELPING THEM OUT.
Their rare allergy, known as polymorphic light reaction, means that sunlight
makes them break out in rashes and blistering. even a bright light bulb is too
much for them. they spend most of their time in a darkened house.
The space suits allow them to explore the world outside in daylight. the
suits are fitted with a battery operated cooling system. in fact, the boys'
grandfather says other children think their space suits are really cool.
BILL RICHARDS, GRANDFATHER:SO THEY KNOW WHAT THIS IS LIKE AND THEY JUST COME
OVER AND PLAY WITH THEM
////.EVEN IN THE DARK THEY JUST COME KNOCKING AT THE DOOR IS CASPARAND DRACULA
COMING OUT TO PLAY.
NASA is reportedly using the boys as guinea pigs, to see how well
the suits stand up to regular use. perhaps on the principal that
the toughest test you could find for any suits is to let two
little boys wear them.
Tom Fenton, CBS News, London.))
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SUPER=331-Clear/& Mild/56-60/Mostly Sunny/Very Warm/87-90;
SUPER=332-Clear/Patchy Fog/48-52/Mostly Sunny/& Warm/78-82;
SUPER=333-Clear/& Mild/51-54/Mostly Sunny/& Warm/81-84;
SUPER=334-Clear/Patchy Fog/50-54/Mostly Sunny/& Warm/78-82;
Starting in the 1998 tax year, there will be some new tax credits for
Here's Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense.
SUPER=01-Gary Duerk/CPA-Brown, Edwards & Co.; :11
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
SOT COMMON SENSE STANDUPS 10:47:12
(( The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 has provisions to make it easier to pay for
Gary Duerk of Brown Edwards and Company in Roanoke explains.))
SOT COMMON SENSE I TOT 14:28:06
IN Q=The act
((GARY DUERK/CPA-BROWN, EDWARDS & CO.: THE ACT CAME OUT WITH TWO NEW CREDITS
FOR EDUCATION. THE FIRST ONE'S CALLED THE HOPE SCHOLARSHIP CREDIT. AND IT'S
GOOD FOR THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF POST SECONDARY EDUCATION. SO A STUDENT CAN USE
IT FOR THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF COLLEGE. ACTUALLY I NEED TO CORRECT MYSELF,
BECAUSE ACTUALLY THE PARENT CAN GET THE CREDIT THE CHILD CAN'T. THE SECOND ONE
IS CALLED A LIFETIME LEARNING CREDIT AND THAT CAN APPLY FOR THE FOLLOWING YEARS
AND ACTUALLY YOU CAN USE IT FOR POST GRADUATE AND IT CAN BE USED AN UNLIMITED
NUMBER OF TIMES. IT, BOTH OF THEM HAVE PHASE OUTS GENERALLY BETWEEN 80-
THOUSAND, AND 100- THOUSAND DOLLARS. IF THE INCOME IS ABOVE THAT THEN THE
CREDITS AREN'T AVAILABLE.))
OUT Q=aren't available.
SOT COMMON SENSE STANDUPS 11:00:41
IN Q=There are some restrictions
((There are some restrictions with these credits, so Duerk says it might be a
good idea to check with an accountant first. I'm Len Besthoff with this week's
edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 51 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
The Philadephia Eagles soared to a victory on the gridiron.
The Birds of Baltimore are flying high after eliminating the Mariners in the
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For the second year in a row, the Baltimore Orioles are headed to the
American League Championship Series.
Baltimore beat Seattle 3 games to one in the division playoffs.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/ESPN; :
The Oriole fans are already celebrating a potential trip to the World Series
as the two teams prepared for the game.
A Jeff Roboulet homer made it one to nothing in the first, then Cal Ripken
hits a single to the corner in right field, scoring a run to make it two to
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--the Orioles beat Johnson twice in the series and take it three games to
IN Q="Pitched 8...
((RANDY JOHNSON/MARINERS PITCHER: ))
SUPER=01-Randy Johnson/Mariners Pitcher; :00
OUT Q=....IN THE GAME."
In Cleveland, the Indians needed a win to force a fifth game with the
Yankees and they got it.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/FOX SPORTS; :
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 and
O'Neill rounds the bases to score.
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.
The Philadelphia Eagles rushed for more than 200 yards yesterday afternoon,
in a 24 to 10 win over the Washington Redskins.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX SPORTS; :
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 seven to
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 three at the half. Then Gus Frerotte goes to the air
and hits Terry Allen on the five yard touchdown pass to make the score 17 to 10
The Eagles added the icing to the
SUPER=30-Philadelphia/24/Washington/10/;cake with 13 minutes left in the
game. Watters goes left and cuts back up the gut to score and Philadelphia
beats Washington 24 to 10.
Dale Jarrett didn't gain much in the points race but he did take the
checkered flag winning yesterday afternoon's U-A-W G-M 500 at the Charlotte
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/WTBS; :
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."
Jeff Burton sixth.
Labonte was second, Earnhardt third, Mark Martin fourth, Gordon fifth and