Egypt's cabinet called an emergency session today following the country's
deadliest attack ever on tourists.
At least 70 people were killed and some two dozen wounded today in a three
hour gun battle outside an ancient temple.
Police say six attackers are among the dead.
The tourists reportedly were Swiss, German, French and Japanese.
Authorities believe the attack was the work of Islamic militants on a
campaign to oust President Mubarak.
Diplomatic efforts continue to keep the standoff with Iraq from boiling
Over the weekend, the rhetoric became decidedly less threatening.
Lee Cowan has the latest from Washington.
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11:30 UPDATE WINDOW
SUPER=01-Saadoun Hamadi/Iraqi Parliament;
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/U.S. Secretary of State;
OUT Q=back to you in the studio.
THE SKIES OVER IRAQ WERE QUIET DURING THE WEEKEND. THE RESUMPTION
OF U-2 FLY-OVERS NOT A REALITY YET...BUT THE IRAQI THREAT TO SHOOT THEM DOWN,
BUT SADDAM HUSSEIN SEEMS TO HAVE FOUND A MORE CONCILIATORY
VOICE.....OR HAS HE.
HE TOLD HIS CABINET HE DOES NOT WANT A MILITARY CONFRONTATION WITH
THE U-S...AND NOW WANTS TO TALK.
BUT THAT WAS YESTERDAY.
"applause outside Iraqi Parliament"
THIS IS TODAY. MEMBERS OF THE IRAQI PARLIAMENT WRITING
ANTI-AMERICAN SLOGANS ON THE SIDEWALKS OF BAGHDAD.
SAADOUN HAMADI//IRAQI PARLIAMENT "This is a calldown with the US."
CONFLICTING MESSAGES FROM A LEADER WHO HAS NEVER BEEN EASY TO
US SECRETARY OF STATE MADELINE ALBRIGHT HAS BEEN DOING A LITTLE
FIGURING OF HER OWN...TRYING TO BUILD SUPPORT FOR A MILITARY STRIKE IF
DIPLOMACY DOESN'T WORK....A POINT SO FAR NOT WELL TAKEN BY FORMER ALLIES IN
THE MIDDLE EAST.
MADELEINE ALBRIGHT//SECRETARY OF STATE: "We're not seeking other
"The USS George Washington is about half way to its destination in the
Persian Gulf...due to arrive later in the week...adding to the ever present
threat of US military force...with or without ally support. Lee Cowan, CBS
News, Washington. Back to you in the studio.))
China's most prominent dissident may be released from Detroit hospital
(Way Jeeng- Shuhng) Wei Jingsheng was released and flown to the U-S yesterday
after spending nearly 18-years in prison.
He suffers from heart problems, high blood pressure and other ailments.
Wei's (Way's) release comes less than two weeks after Chinese President
Jiang Zemin's returned from a state visit to the U-S.
In Southern California a suspected car thief led police on a chase through
Los Angeles last night.
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Police say the chase began after the driver failed to stop at a red light
and a police car had to swerve to avoid hitting him.
When police checked the license plate, they learned the van had been stolen
and the chase was on.
It ended when the van's motor overheated.
Police fired what's called a bean bag at the driver because they say he
In CENTRAL California eleven people riding in a van were killed when they
collided with a semi.
The driver of the big rig was NOT seriously injured.
He told police the accident happened when the van's driver tried to pass
another car, but didn't see the oncoming tractor trailer because of heavy fog.
Blaze orange should be the color of choice if you're venturing into the
Today marks the opening of General Firearms Deer Season.
Denise Allen reports.
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SUPER=01-Chad Green/Trebark Outfitters Inc.; :06
SUPER=01-Dave Cushman/Va. Game & Inland Fisheries; :31
OUT Q=News 7.
((This is the prize hunters want to bring home.
SOT #2 13:09:33
IN Q=it's going to
((CHAD GREEN/TREBARK OUTFITTERS INC.: IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD YEAR. FOOD IS
SCARCE BUT IT'S PROBABLY THE FIRST YEAR IN A WHILE I'VE SEEN MORE BUCKS THAN
DOE AND IT'S A GOOD BUCK POPULATION OUT.))
OUT Q=BUCK POPULATION OUT
But bagging a buck does come with some risk and responsibility.
Game Wardens say there's already been one shooting accident this season.
Hunters 15 years of age and under have to take hunter education and blaze
orange is among the many requirements.
SOT #1 9:26:46
IN Q=well you need
((DAVID CUSHMAN/VA GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES: WELL YOU NEED YOUR REGULAR
HUNTING LICENSE FIRST AND THEN YOU'LL NEED YOUR BIG GAME LICENSE WITH YOUR BIG
GAME TAGS FOR DEER, BEAR AND TURKEY. IF YOU HUNT ON PUBLIC LAND YOU'LL ALSO
NEED YOUR NATIONAL FOREST STAMP.))
OUT Q=NATIONAL FOREST STAMP
There are restrictions on the number of deer you can kill.
And those rules vary depending on the locality and whether the land is
public or private property.
SOT #1 9:27:24
IN Q=NOW IN ROANOKE
((CUSHMAN: NOW IN ROANOKE COUNTY BECAUSE IT FALLS WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE YOU
CAN ONLY TAKE ONE DEER PER DAY, EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE YOU CAN TAKE TWO DEER
PER DAY. BUT YOU HAVE TO STAY WITHIN THE THREE DEER PER YEAR. UNLESS YOU BUY
BONUS DEER PERMITS AND YOU CAN ONLY GET ONE SET THIS YEAR WHICH ENTITLES YOU TO
ANOTHER TWO DEER.))
OUT Q=ANOTHER TWO DEER.
Those bonus permits are only good on private property.
So once you meet the rules, it's a competition between you and the deer.
Experienced hunters say it takes a lot of time and effort to bring home the
prize, but they say the hard work can translate into a winter of good eating.
Denise Allen News 7.))
GRAPHIC=vet. admin. seal
The new director of Salem's V.A. Medical center met the troops today.
Doctor Stephen Lemons held a general staff meeting for V-A employees this
Lemons says he does NOT know much about the situation that led to former
director John Presley's dismissal on sexual harassment charges, but he praised
the people who ran the hospital in the interim.
IN Q=they've done
((DR. STEPHEN LEMONS/DIRECTOR; THEY'VE DONE A GREAT JOB OF BEING SURE THAT NOT
WITHSTANDING THE DIFFICULTIES THAT HAVE GONE BEFORE, THAT IT DID NOT ADVERSELY
IMPACT ON PATIENT CARE. ))
OUT Q=patient care
Lemmons was just visiting today, he'll be back on a permanent basis next
Meanwhile John Presley is appealing his dismissal... a grevience proceeding
is underway today.
A 17- year- old was rushed to the hospital after a shooting on a Northwest
Roanoke street corner.
Police say two men, both about 18, pulled up in a car, one got out and told
the victim he wanted his rings.
The two struggled, at least two shots were fired and the 17- year- old was
hit in the neck.
From there, they say the victim ran to a friend's house and called for help.
He was taken to the hospital, police say the gunshot does not appear to be
GRAPHIC=Second Chance at Success
The next two years will mean big changes for single mothers relying on
government checks to support their families.
Welfare reform is in effect throughout the Commonwealth.
And many of these women are having to look for work for perhaps, the first
Through Roanoke city social services and Total Action Against Poverty,
welfare recipients are training to enter the work force.
Patricia Riddle's been on the system for five years, but she says it isn't a
life of leisure.
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IN Q=Someone's thinking
((PATRICIA RIDDLE: SOMEONE'S THINKING, "I'M WORKING MY JOB, YOU KNOW, PAYING
CHILD CARE AND STUFF. AND HERE SHE IS GETTING IT FOR FREE. IT'S NOT TRUE. ))
OUT Q=it's not true
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You can hear more from those who are taking steps to get off of welfare.
Our series, "A Second Chance at Success" begins tonight on News 7 at 6.
GRAPHIC=News 7 Feedback
Coverage of election '97 and a Westvaco demonstration made this week's
viewer mail bag.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has more in News-7's Feedback.
IN Q=Less than an hour
SUPER=03-Richmond/November 4; :01
SUPER=10-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst/November 4; :07
SUPER=03-Richmond/October 16; 1:03
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.
((Less than an hour before the polls closed on election day, noted political
analyst Larry Sabato was predicting a good night for Jim Gilmore and the
SOT Sabato & Ellen
IN Q=If there's a late night
((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: IF THERE'S A LATE NIGHT PART OF THIS
ELECTION IT WILL BE THE LT. GOVERNOR'S RACE AND THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES RACES.
BUT THE GOVERNOR'S RACE AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S RACE ARE OVER FOR ALL
ELLEN QUALLS/NEWS-7 RICHMOND REPORTER: NOW WE MUST CAUTION YOU THAT LARRY
SABATO'S SPECULATIONS ARE HIS OWN, BUT HE BASES THEM ON SOME KNOWLEDGE OF MEDIA
EXIT POLLING AND HIS OWN CALLS TO FIND OUT ABOUT TURNOUT.))
OUT Q=about turnout.
"Airing these comments struck me as very unprofessional," say a couple of
viewers from Christiansburg. "Of course anyone who had been following polling
information probably knew this. Still, most of us--unlike Prof. Sabato--do not
have access to exit polls. Upon hearing reports that two statewide races were
over, a few people probably decided not to vote. These few votes would not have
changed the election. But the Virginia political system could hardly be hurt by
more people participating. In the future I hope that you will refrain from
announcing that the election is over until everyone has at least had the chance
A viewer from Covington wrote to thank us for our coverage of a
demonstration by retired Westvaco workers in Richmond.
"Your coverage meant a lot to these men, who made the 180 mile trip to
protest for a pension pay adjustment, which they have not had in 20 years. They
are senior citizens to be proud of."
If you'd like to express your views on our news coverage or issues in the
news, write to News-7 Feedback at P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
Our email address is email@example.com.
And you'll find our moderated forum and new chat room online at
Joe McKean, News-7.))
Soccer players kept warm in the cold temperatures playing in some of the 450
games in the Roanoke Valley this weekend.
It was all a part of the seventh annual First Virginia Bank Fall Soccer
Classic brought more than 254 teams into the Roanoke Valley.
Some came from as far away as Michigan, Indiana, and Alabama.
Bank sponsors say tournaments like these make a big economic impact.
The Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club sponsors several each year which they
say attract nearly 100-thousand visitors to the area.
And this weekend's tournament is expected to raise about three million
Music may have more benefits than you think.
Professor Josef (joseph) Schorkmayr (shork- mie- er) is here from Austria
for a Virginia Tech Conference on this topic at the Hotel Roanoke.
SUPER=01-Dorita Berger/Conference Coordinator;
SUPER=01-Josef Schorkmayr/Austrian Professor;
He and Dori Berger, one of the conference's coordinators join us today to
Dori, What benefits can music have for people with disabilities?
Josef, I understand you've invented a special keyboard. Can you show me how
playing keyboard here
Now I understand you have an orchestra made up entirely of children with
disabilities. How do the children and the people around them benefit from this
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The financial health of employees could effect their productivity.
Scott Goldberg explains in this week's Common Sense.
IN Q=Here's a tip
SUPER=@Scott1; :00 (Screen Left)
SUPER=01-Tom Garman/Virginia Tech; :19
OUT Q=Scott Goldberg
((Tape: "11/17 Standup" 15:26:28
Here's a tip for bosses looking to run a more efficient workplace:
There is new research out of Virginia Tech that says along with mental and
physical well-being, financial health has a lot to do with your employees'
Professor Tom Garman says it's up to employers to recognize the signs of
SOT Common Sense #1 23:35:36
IN Q=This is a serious problem
((PROFESSOR TOM GARMAN/VIRGINIA TECH: THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM IN THE
FACTORIES AND THE OFFICES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WITH NO BLOOD ON
THE FLOOR, HOWEVER, OF THE OFFICE OR THE FACTORY, THE EMPLOYER DOESN'T HAVE A
FOCUS ON THIS PROBLEM. BECAUSE THERE IS NO BLOOD DOESN'T MEAN THERE'S NO
PROBLEM. THERE'S A BIG PROBLEM.))
OUT Q=a big problem
"11/17 Standup" 15:28:02
Garman says besides helping employees plan their retirements...
Help them manage their money now.
He says you'd be surprised how many people will show up for financial
workshops -- even on the weekends.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
The Dallas Cowboys scored 11 points in the final two minutes to beat the
Washington Redskins 17 to 14.
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/FOX Sports;
Dallas led 6 to nothing until Terry Allen scored on this 4 yard run to make
it 7 to 6 Redskins early in the third quarter.
Washington would add another touchdown in the fourth quarter when Gus
Frerotte hooks up with Henry Ellard on the 24 yard touchdown to make it 14 to
Dallas answered through the air as Troy Aikman hits Michael Irvin on the 6
yard T-d pass and the two point conversion made it 14 to 14.
The Cowboys sealed the win with SUPER=30-Dallas/17/Washington/14/;
seconds on the clock Richie Cunningham hitting the 42 yard field goal and
Dallas wins it 17 to 14.
Bobby Labonte took the checkered flag winning the NAPA 500 at the Atlanta
But the big winner was Jeff Gordon who finished 17-th to claim the 1997
Winston Cup Points Championship.
SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/ESPN; :
Gordon was 19 seconds behind the leader, but he was running in the 15-th
spot needing to finish 18-th to win the points championship.
Bobby Labonte held to take the checkered flag as Gordon was celebrating his
victory of the points title by 14 points over Dale Jarrett.
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((JEFF GORDON/WINSTON CUP POINTS CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Winston Cup Points Champion; :
OUT Q=....pretty excited."
The Virginia Cavaliers opened their basketball season on the road last night
and the Richmond Spiders took it to double overtime and beat the Cavaliers 83
Virginia's Norman Nolan was carrying the Cavaliers on his shoulder as he hit
this spin move for his 25-th point of the game.
But Richmond rallied and when Rich Houston hit this three pointer and the
Spiders forced the first overtime.
The Spiders had a three point lead in the first overtime but Curtis Staples
pulls up and hit the three drew the foul and the game goes to the second
Richmond's Jerrod Stevenson put the SUPER=33-Richmond/83/Virginia/79/;
Spiders ahead for good when he hit the jumper and drew the foul and Richmond
upset Virginia 83 to 79 in double overtime.
Barbie is losing some of her famous curves.
The Wall Street Journal reports Mattel plans to give Barbie a more realistic
figure with a wider waist, slimmer hips and a smaller bustline.
Her makeup will also be toned down.
The journal reports the new Barbie won't replace the current one
Her new body will be phased in gradually throughout 19-98.