Am agreement on the federal budget may be two days away, as negotiations continue.
The President's billion dollar education plan is the focus of the disagreement.
Republicans say it's not about the money, but who decides how it's spent.
Doug Poling has more.
[IN Q=Looking for a way]
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/Majority Leader; :29]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Dick Armey/Majority Leader; :41]
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((LOOKING FOR A WAY TO BREAK THE FEDERAL BUDGET IMPASSE, PRESIDENT
CLINTON MET WITH HIS TOP AIDES AND DEMOCRATIC LEADERS OF CONGRESS AT THE
WHITE HOUSE. A KEY BATTLEGROUND IN THE BUDGET TALKS IS THE FUNDING OF
MR. CLINTON'S PROPOSALS FOR HIRING TEACHERS AND SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION.
SOT: CLINTON "we are waiting for the republican majority in congress
to bring this education investment bill to the floor. the delay must
end. on education, congress must choose progress over partisanship."
SOT: Sen. Trent Lott/Majority Leader COURTESY: FACE THE NATION
they'll have to give some and we'll have to give some and we're prepared
to do that."
TRACK: REPUBLICANS SAY THEY'LL GIVE THE PRESIDENT SOME OF THE MONEY HE
WANTS FOR EDUCATION AS LONG AS LOCAL OFFICIALS GET TO DETERMINE HOW IT
SOT: Rep. Dick Armey/Majority Leader COURTESY: "THIS WEEK/ABC NEWS"
"the local community can use that money to buy books, to hire teachers,
to repair or do maintenance on their building. they can do anything
ARMEY IS AMONG THOSE REPUBLICANS WHO HAVE ACCUSED THE PRESIDENT OF BEING
MORE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING FUNDRAISERS THAN SERIOUS BUDGET
SOT: Rep. Dick Armey/Majority Leader
"i'm disturbed by the fact the president of the united states rather
than being here to negotiate with us tomorrow is going to new york to
hold a million dollar fundraiser for chuck schumer."
SOT: Rep. Richard Gephardt/Minority Leader
"they shouldn't be worried about whether the president is here or not.
the president is here, the president sent the bills. i'm worried about
what they do when they are here. they kill everything that the american
TRACK: BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE WILL RESUME WORK IN THE MORNING. A
TOP PRIORITY IS LIKELY TO BE THE PASSAGE OF ANOTHER STOPGAP MEASURE.. TO
KEEP THE GOVERNMENT RUNNING PAST MIDNIGHT MONDAY. THAT'S WHEN THE
LATEST TEMPORARY SPENDING BILL IS SET TO EXPIRE. DOUG POLING, CBS NEWS))
A 22 year old gay man who was beaten in what many believe was a hate crime in Wyoming, is in critical condition and getting worse.
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Tonight 300 people held a candle light vigil outside the Colorado hospital where Mathew Shephard is being treated.
Last week, Shepard was found tied to a fence with severe head wounds.
[IN Q=It really makes me]
((SHIRLEY CRESSLER/FT. COLLINS RESIDENT; IT REALLY MAKES ME ANGRY, REALLY REALLY ANGRY, I'M AS ANGRY AS I AM HURT.
ROB TIMME/FT. COLLINS RESIDENT; THIS COULD LITERALLY HAPPEN AT ANY TIME, AT ANY MOMENT, AT ANY PLACE AND THAT REALLY FRIGHTENS ME.))
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[OUT Q=frightens me]
Two men are charged in the attack... the girlfriend of one of the men says he was upset because Shepard allegedly made passes at him in a bar.
She says they only intended to rob him.
A car accident last night left one person dead and three others injured.
It happened on Sugar Loaf Mountain Road just before 11.
Police say the driver lost control of the car, ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree.
The passengers were all taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The driver was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police have not released any names.
The accident is still under investigation.
Attorneys for death row inmate Dwayne Allen Wright, are turning to Governor Gilmore in the hopes of saving their client's life.
They're asking the governor to commute Wright's sentence to life in prison or delay it until they can file a request for clemency.
Wright is scheduled to die October 14th for the robbery, attempted rape, and murder of a Fairfax County woman in 19-89.
Wright was 17 years old at the time.
If the execution is carried out, it would make him the first juvenile offender to be executed in Virginia.
Biologists at Roanoke College are not known for their breakthroughs in cancer research..but that may soon change, thanks in part to a recent grant.
David Johnson explains.
[IN Q=Roanoke College's biology]
[SUPER=01-David Gardner/Asst. Professor of Biology; :30]
[OUT Q=DJO, News 7, Salem.]
((Roanoke College's biology department is involved in research that's indirectly helping to find a cure for cancer.
The program uses baby chicken embryo cells to learn how those cells adjust to sticking to different surfaces within its environment while developing.
Researchers hope their findings will help stop the spread of cancer.
[IN Q=THOSE CHANGES IN]
((DAVID GARDNER/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN BIOLOGY; THOSE CHANGES IN CELL ADHESION ARE ALSO PERHAPS CHARACTERISTIC OF WHAT CANCEROUS CELLS ARE DOING WHEN THEY METASTISIZE FROM ONE LOCATION IN THE BODY TO ANOTHER. SO HOPEFULLY WHAT WE COME TO LEARN ABOUT CHANGES IN DEVELOPMENTAL CELL ADHESION MAY HAVE SOME APPLICATIONS IN CHANGES TO NEOPLASTIC CELL ADHESION.))
[OUT Q=CELL ADHESION.]
Last month, the school got a 40-thousand dollar grant to further that research.
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE GRANT WILL NOT ONLY HELP FURTHER THE RESEARCH EFFORTS, BUT ALSO THE EDUCATION OF UNDERGRADUATES HELPING WITH THAT RESEARCH.))
[IN Q=THAT'S AN IMPORTANT]
((DAVID GARDNER/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN BIOLOGY; THAT'S AN IMPORTANT PART OF THEIR EDUCATION. IT PERMITS THEM TO MAKE A MORE INFORMED DECISION ABOUT GOING ON TO GRADUATE SCHOOL. SO IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THEIR SKILLS AS THEY COME OUT OF FOUR YEARS HERE AT THE COLLEGE.))
[OUT Q=AT THE COLLEGE.]
The grant is part of a continuous endowment that the school receives from a variety of sources.
David Johnson, News7, Salem.))
Still to come--an area retail store officially opens for business.
And, it may seem spooky, but some people at Sweet Briar College say there really are ghosts on campus.
More when the news continues.
It was a big year at the bank for Virginia Tech.
And...some Roanoke County residents are taking their supervisors to court.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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[SCOTT ON CHROMAKEY]
((This week on the review, the Virginia Tech money machine is in high gear.
Tech raised 337-million dollars this year, by far the most successful fund-raising drive in school history.
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[IN Q=well over]
((PAUL TORGERSEN/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: WELL OVER HALF OF OUR STUDENTS HAVE SERIOUS FINANCIAL NEEDS. AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO SUPPLEMENT FACULTY SALARIES, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO ADD LABORATORIES, BUILDING CONSTRUCTION. IT'S GOING TO BE A BETTER UNIVERSITY.))
[OUT Q=BETTER UNIVERSITY]
Tech beat its fund-raising goal by 35-percent.
A group of Roanoke County residents is taking the Board of Supervisors to court.
This after the September eighth flip-flop vote, when supervisors approved a rezoning plan to bring Home Depot to the county.
Opponents say the vote was unlawful.
A hefty fine for a Franklin County Window maker.
The Environmental Protection Agency hit M-W Manufacturing with a 68-thousand dollar penalty for not reporting that its windows are made with toxic chemicals.
M-W is appealing the fine.
They don't know when it will be built or where exactly it'll go, but at least they're talking about Interstate-73.
The General Assembly formed a communications committee...
A group of state legislators and business leaders to act as liaisons between the assembly and the Virginia Department of Transportation.
[DOW JONES PRE PRO]
On Wall Street, the Dow did all right, picking up 115-points this week.
But tech stocks took a hit.
The NASDAQ dropped 123.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.
One of the newest retail stores in the Roanoke area held its grand opening today.
"Target" officially opened its doors for business today, although the store has actually been open since last Wednesday.
The store manager says she's excited about being in the Star City.
[IN Q=AS SOON AS]
((ALISA URLEY/STORE MGR.; AS SOON AS WE DEVELOPED A PLAN HERE, THERE HAVE BEEN LETTERS COMING IN WAITING FOR TARGET, PEOPLE ASKING WHEN WE WERE GOING TO OPEN. SO WHEN WE OPENED WEDNESDAY, THEY CAME IN. THEY'VE BEEN HERE SINCE WEDNESDAY AND WE APPRECIATE THEM COMING OUT TO SEE US.))
[SUPER=01-Alisa Urley/Store Mgr.;]
[OUT Q=TO SEE US.]
Outdoors, there was live entertainment.
Inside, there were celebrities ready to greet adults and children including "Guiding Light" soap star Hunt Block, Barbie, and the store's Christmas characters.
The Minneapolis-based store employs about 160 people and there are plans to hire more for the Christmas season.
Roanoke's Target grand opening was one of a dozen the company held today as part of its east coast expansion.
Indiana Fletcher Williams' estate laid the foundation for what is today Sweet Briar College.
It was a gift in memory of Williams' daughter Daisy who died at age 16.
But, years later, many people claim they still see Indie and Daisy Williams roaming the Amherst County campus.
Steve Smallshaw has more in this week's edition of Virginia Profiles.
[IN Q=She founded]
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[SUPER=01-Ann Whitley/Museum Director; :18]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Crispen/Field Hockey Coach; 1:07]
[OUT Q=News7, Amherst County.]
((She was the founder of Sweet Briar College, but for years, no one knew what Indiana Fletcher Williams looked like.
Then museum director Ann Whitley was sifting through a pile of old photographs and determined that this picture.. originally thought to be a photo of Daisy Williams.. was in fact her mother Indie.
[IN Q=And I heard]
((ANN WHITLEY/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: AND I HEARD THIS GIGGLE, BUT NOBODY WAS IN THE ROOM, IT WAS JUST ME, AND I THOUGHT `UH OH, I THINK MISS INDIE IS STANDING HERE WATCHING AND I THINK SHE'S VERY TICKLED SHE'S BEEN DISCOVERED.))
[OUT Q=been discovered.]
The school is full of similar legends.
Daisy's music box has been known to play by itself.. and two people saw Daisy and her mother walking into the main house the night it caught fire in 1927.
And in 1916 a housekeeper claimed Miss Indie suddenly appeared and told her where the family silver was hidden.
[IN Q=Miss McVeigh]
((ANN WHITLEY: MISS MCVEIGH WENT RIGHT ALONG WITH HER AND THEY HAD THE COLLEGE CARPENTER COME UP AND OPENED THE WALL AND THE SILVER WAS IN THERE, WRAPPED IN NEWSPAPER.))
[OUT Q=in newspaper.]
Then there's the Daisy Williams gymnasium, built in 1931.
The morning it was dedicated, a maid discovered this bronze plaque of Daisy in a closet.
[IN Q=No one knows]
((JENNIFER CRISPEN/FIELD HOCKEY COACH: NO ONE KNOWS WHERE IT WAS MADE, WHO MADE IT OR WHERE IT CAME FROM. BUT THE MAID SAID AT THE TIME `MISS INDIE SENT IT'.))
[OUT Q=sent it.]
[IN Q=Apparently Miss]
((Apparently Miss Daisy's spirit lives on. Even today, students and faculty here at Sweet Briar can recount their own ghostly experiences, and they're being asked to share them with the help of some 20th century technology.))
Surf the Internet and on the Sweet Briar homepage, you can connect to the school's ghostly history.. and even enter your own tale for others to enjoy.
[IN Q=If those of]
((JENNIFER CRISPEN: IF THOSE OF US HERE WANT TO BELIEVE THAT SPIRITS ARE ALIVE HERE, IT WOULD BE LOGICAL. THIS PLACE WAS FOUNDED BY PEOPLE WHO LOVED THE LAND, OWNED THE LAND AND PASSED IT ON, AND IT WOULD BE LOGICAL TO ASSUME THAT THERE COULD BE PRETTY STRONG SPIRIT FORCES HERE I THINK.))
[OUT Q=I think.]
Daisy and her parents are buried on Monument Hill, overlooking their beloved home and school.
But if their spirits still walk among today's students, no one seems to mind.
After all, they were here first.. and every slamming door and blinking light just adds to the mystery.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))
Still ahead--Halloween is just around the corner and so begins the search for the perfect pumpkin..
And, this man may have just what you're looking for--on-line.
More when the news continues.
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You can shop for just about anything on-line these days..including the perfect pumpkin.
Bill Wood introduces us to the man behind the on-line pumpkin patch.
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[OUT Q=Bill Wood for CBS News.]
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The Yankees will return to New York with a 3 games to 2 lead on Cleveland in the American League Championship Series.
New York beats the Indians this afternoon 5 to 3.
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/NBC SPORTS; :]
Joe Torre watching the action from the Dugout.
New York would score in the first, Chili Davis hits a single into right field with the bases loaded scoring two runs to make it 2 to nothing Yankees.
New York led 3 to nothing until the bottom half of the first. Kenny Lofton sends this David Wells pitch over the right field wall for a solo homer and the Indians trailed 3 to 1.
The Indians trailed 3 to 2 in the bottom of the
first then in the fourth Davis hits this solo homer over the right field wall and the Yankees win it 5 to 3.
The Atlanta Braves are still alive in the National League championship series. Andres Galarraga blew the game open with a grand slam as the Braves beat the Padres 8 to 3.
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA/FOX SPORTS; :]
The Padres led 2 to nothing until the top of the fourth Chipper Jones hits a line drive single to left field scoring Keith Lockhart and the Braves trailed 2 to 1.
Atlanta tied it 2 to 2 then in the sixth Jim Leyritz hits this solo homer over the right field wall and the Padres were back in the lead by a score of 3 to 2.
The Braves took a 4 to 3 lead in the bottom of the
of the seventh and with the bases loaded Galarraga sends this shot deep into the left field bleachers and Atlanta goes on to win it 8 to 3.
The Philadelphia Eagles won the first even match up of 0 and 5 teams in N-F-C history with a 17 to 12 win over the Washington Redskins.
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX SPORTS; :]
The Fans with a banner "may the worst team lose."
Washington got off to a poor start Trent Green is back to pass he's hit from behind and fumbles the ball and Brandon Whitley returns it to the Redskin 21 yard line.
A couple of plays later Rodney Peete drops back to pass but he runs it up the middle to score from the 19 yard line and the Eagles took the 7 to nothing lead.
The Redskin defefnse came up with a big play Leamont Evans intercepts this Peete pass and returns it to the Eagle 32 leading to a Washington field goal to make it 7 to 3.
Philadelphia would pad its lead in the fourth quarter Peete hitting Kaseem Sinceno on this 3 yard touchdown pass to make it 17 to 6 Eagles.
Gus Frerotte came in and capped this drive by
handing off to Brian Mitchel for the score but the Eagles win it 17 to 12.
Jason Garrett threw two touchdown passes to lead the Dallas Cowboys over the Carolina Panthers 27 to 20.
[SUPER=03-Irving, TX/FOX SPORTS; :]
Troy Aikman working out before the game Aikman could return in two weeks.
The Panthers opened the game going to the air Steve Beuerlein hooked up with Rocket Ismail on two touchdown passes this 17 yarder in the second quarter gave Carolina a 14 to 3 lead.
But Garrett rallied the Cowboys he throws the shovel
pass to Chris Warren who scores from the six and the Cowboys beat the Panthers 27 to 20.
New England scored on its first seven possessions and the Patriots rout the Kansas City Chiefs 40 to 10.
[SUPER=03-Foxboro, MA/CBS SPORTS; :]
Elvis Grbac getting ready to lead the Chiefs in the first quarter.
But New England took the early lead when Robert Edwards scores from the 1 yard line to become the first rookie since 1970 to score in his first five games.
Drew Bledsoe threw three touchdown passes in the second his second one to Ben Coates made it 24 to
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nothing Patriots and New England holds on for the 40 to 10 win.
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The Steelers were in Cincinnati Taking on the Bengals.
Neal O'Donnell throws this 44 yard T-D pass to Darnay Scott and his 25 yarder to Carl Pickens with 14 seconds left in the game gave the Bengals a win over the Steelers.
For all the scores lets check the boards.
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The Virginia Cavaliers had the week off and they moved to seventh in the Associated Press college football poll.
Virginia is 5 and 0 heading to Georgia Tech this weekend.
Virginia Tech's 17 to nothing win over Boston College Thursday night moved the Hokies up in the poll.
Tech is ranked 14-th in the poll.
The Hokies host winless Temple this Saturday in Blacksburg.
And coming up, David Duval, Kelly Robbins and Jim Colbert win golf tournaments today.
And Dale Jarrett takes the checkered flag at Talladega and wins the No Bull 5 million Dollars.
Dale Jarrett made his move near the end and he would take the checkered flag winning the Winston 500 at Talladega.
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Points leader Jeff Gordon would set the pace for the field and he was leading the race in single file after 29 laps.
Ward Burton led a lap with 123 to go but Dale Earnhardt would blow past him and lead the race with over 120 laps to go.
Earnhardt would lead for several laps but Mike Skinner pulled to the front and he was the leader at the halfway mark of the race collecting a 10-thousand dollar bonus.
Then a big crash occured when Sterling Marlins gets into the back of Ernie Irvan. Irvan's car goes up to the top of the track hits the wall then comes back and is hit by Dick Trickle and Mark Martin. The wreck also collected several other cars. Irvan was taken to a local hospital but he appeared to be alright even talking to his crew chief.
Earnhardt was running in the top 10 but he lost his rear end after being in the crash ending his day.
Jarrett pulled to the front with less than 20 laps to go and he holds off Gordon to win the race and the No bull 5 million dollar bonus.
[IN Q="I want...]
[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Winston 500 Winner; :]
[OUT Q=....drove great."]
Terry Labonte was third, Jimmy Spencer fourth and Jeremy Mayfield fifth.
Billy King shot a 75 today in the final round of the Transamerica Championship. King finished at 222 tied for 59-th place. Jim Colbert won the tournament at205 after a 67.
[SUPER=03-Williamsburg/NBC SPORTS; :]
Meantime, In Williamsburg this afternoon, David Duvall won for the seventh time in 12 months.
Duval shoots a 3 under par 68 on the Kingsmill course to win the Michelob Championship for the second year in a row at 268, 16 under par a 4 shot win over Phil Tataurangi.
On the ladies tour, Kelly Robbins wins the L-P-G-A Tournament of Champions by four shots Over Juli Inkster.
Donna Andrews finished at 294, 6 over par. And Andrews will be at Hunting Hills Country Club tomorrow for the Tee Off For Sight event.
Finally tonight--some Roanoke residents were out pounding the pavement earlier--
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in an effort to stamp out hunger both nationally and in Southwest Virginia.
The 10-K Crop Walk was sponsored by the Roanoke Area Ministries.
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[IN Q=So far it]
((SO FAR IT LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE RAISED OVER FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS WITH THREE TO FOUR HUNDRED WALKERS. SO WE'RE VERY HAPPY))
[SUPER=74-Joyce Olivito/Past Coordinator;]
[OUT Q=so we're very happy.]
The event started at two p-m and ended a few hours later at Wasena Park.
After catching their breath at the finish line -- walkers were treated to sodas and snacks.
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