Coming up on News 7, President Clinton has harsh words for the President of Yugoslavia.
and 10 people are dead and many more injured as a series of explosions rip through illegal firework factories in Mexico.
It's a cold front, but one lacking much moisture, so a few clouds will the total impact of this system. Be prepared for some slightly cooler temperatures tomorrow afternoon, too.
On health check, Michael Jordan's Mom is taking her fight against inhalants to the public.
And we'll tell you how you can become smoke free for free!
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((WE WILL NOT RELY ON WHAT PRESIDENT MILOSOVIC SAYS BUT ON WHAT HE DOES FOR THE WHOLE WORLD TO SEE.))
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The U-S responds to a deal that could end the crisis in Kosovo and avoid NATO airstrikes.
President Clinton is challenging Yugoslavian President Slobadan Milosovic to live up to his promises.
Jonathan Freed has the story.
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((The United States wants to see an improvement in the crisis situation in Kosovo within four days. That's the message from President Clinton to
Yugoslav President, Slobodan Milosovic. Four days to avoid NATO airstrikes against Yugoslav military targets.
The administration is being cautiously optimistic about a deal brokered by U-S envoy, Richard Holbrooke. The agreement includes a ceasefire, the withdrawal of troops, and allowing humanitarian workers to care for
the thousands of ethnic Albanian refugees. A team of two-thousand international observers will oversee it all.
CLINTON: IT IS A VERY GOOD AGREEMENT. IT IS COMPLETELY IN ACCORD WITH THE UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTION, AND IT GIVES US THE CHANCE
TO SAVE AN AWFUL LOT OF INNOCENT PEOPLE FROM STARVATION AND FREEZING THIS WINTER, AND TO REMOVE YET ANOTHER VERY DANGEROUS SOURCE OF
INSTABILITY IN EUROPE.
Kosovo is a province of Serbia, Yugoslavia's largest republic. Some 90 percent of its population is ethnic Albanian. The crisis began earlier
this year, when the Milosovic government cracked down on the separatist Kosovo Liberation Army.
The U-S is telling Milosovic that positive action, not mere promises, is the only way to avoid punishment by NATO.
SAMUEL BERGER/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR: AS WE CONTINUE THROUGH THIS PERIOD, WE WILL WANT TO WATCH EVENTS IN KOSOVO VERY CLOSELY
TO DETERMINE WHETHER PRESIDENT MILOSOVIC MAKES PROGRESS TOWARDS
ACHIEVING THE COMMITMENTS HE HAS MADE.
There will be Americans on the observer team...but the administration
could not yet provide any definite numbers.
JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS: THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND TIME IN NATO'S 50-YEAR HISTORY THAT THE ORGANIZATION HAS AUTHORIZED THE USE OF
FORCE. THE FIRST CASE WAS DURING THE CIVIL WAR IN BOSNIA. IT'S HOPED
THAT THIS TIME, THE THREAT ITSELF WILL BE ENOUGH. JONATHAN FREED, CBS NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE.))
A huge explosion at a Mexican fireworks factory destroyed homes in a four block area of Mexico today.
The blast left a huge crater in an area known for its illegal fireworks plants.
Authorities say 10 people are dead and 45 others were injured.
People are believed still trapped in the rubble.
The Mexican Red Cross believes the main explosion set off a chain reaction among dozens of illegal factories.
Rescuers and journalists were blocked by neighborhood residents who said a gas tank had exploded.
A television helicopter recorded the damage and showed a number of piles of gunpowder used to make fireworks.
Bond was set at 75-hundred dollars for the latest member of a Virginia Tech fraternity arrested for his role in last month's party involving an exotic dancer.
19-year old Nicholas Desarno (Da-Sar-NO) was arrested this afternoon.
He's charged with sexual battery and indecent exposure.
A Roanoke exotic dancer who says she was hired to perform at the (Fi) Phi Kappa Sigma party told police Desarno exposed himself and then tried to remove her lingerie.
Five other fraternity members have already been arrested on separate charges relating to the incident.
The five are charged with felony abduction.
Michelle Russell says the men held her inside the fraternity against her will because she would NOT do a striptease.
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They're going to take another vote, but don't expect a major change of direction.
The Roanoke County Supervisors will consider the controversial Home Depot rezoning again tonight.
But as Joe Dashiell reports, it appears the Supervisors that favor the project are sticking to their guns.
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Question: Are the supervisors expecting any new information tonight?[(toss to R)]
(toss to Robin)
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A judge changes her mind about allowing an accused criminal out of jail to have an abortion. We'll have that story in a moment.
And we'll have an update on just when Community Hospital believes it can reopen its emergency room.
On Health Check, we'll see how health officials are coming to the aid of local smokers.
We'll have that and more, stay with us.
The first two floors at Carilion's Roanoke Community Hospital may not be ready to open before this weekend.
The contractor who's working on the hospital's boiler room said damage from last week's fire was pretty extensive.
All emergencies other than women delivering babies are being sent to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
So are some surgeries.
Meanwhile, Salem's Lewis Gale Medical Center is offering an alternative for patients who want to schedule outpatient surgeries.
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((BILL DOWNEY/LEWIS GALE CEO: IF THEY MAKE THE DECISION THEY WANT TO HAVE THE PROCEDURE AND THEY WANT TO HAVE IT HERE, MOST OF THE PHYSICIANS PRACTICE HERE AND SO PART OF THEIR NORMAL ROUTINE, THEIR OFFICE STAFFS WOULD FILL OUT THE PAPERS, REALLY, WORKING THROUGH THEIR OFFICE STAFFS IS THE WAY MOST OF IT OCCURS.))
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Community Hospital's first two floors have been closed since last week's fire in the boiler room.
Neither Carilion nor the electrical contractor working at Community knows how much it will cost to repair the damage.
A woman who mounted a legal fight to get out of jail to get an abortion- is getting her wish.
An appeals court says the 21 year old Japanese citizen can go free if she posts 15 thousand dollars bond.
An anti abortion judge had refused to let the pregnant woman go- saying she was a flight risk. Yuriko Kawaguchi says she may not have the abortion but she wants the choice.
She had pleaded guilty to taking part in a credit card scam-
Kawaguchi and two men apparently used fake credit cards to buy computers and then resold them.
The organized among us are already lining up their Halloween costumes... and that's a lot of people this year.
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((JERRY GUM/RICHMOND'S PREMIERE COSTUMES: DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE FROM LAST YEAR SAY THAT THEY'RE GOING TO DRESS UP. THAT'S USUALLY THE CASE WHEN IT COMES ON A SATURDAY.))
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But in Virginia, you should be aware of the law.
You can wear a mask to a holiday event.
But lose it when you go to the store or the bank before or after the party.
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((JERRY GUM/RICHMOND'S PREMIERE COSTUMES: THERE ARE VERY OBVIOUS THINGS. I MEAN IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO WEAR A MASK WHILE YOU'RE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT REQUIRES GOOD VISION AND SUCH.))
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So what costumes are popular here?
Monica Lewinsky is a favorite.
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((ANGEL BROOKS: ACTUALLY I HAVE NO IDEA. RIGHT NOW I'M A RUSSIAN TAVERN GIRL. hee hee hee.))04
((JENNIFER DANIEL: IT'S KIND OF LIKE THE TITANIC ERA TYPE DRESS, FROM THE 20'S. I LIKED IT A LOT.))
((JERRY GUM/RICHMOND'S PREMIERE COSTUMES: I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE COME IN WANTING TO BE PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL THIS YEAR. YOU KNOW, YOU NEVER KNOW HOW IT'S GONNA RUN.))
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[SUPER=01-Jennifer Daniel/Costume Shopper; :05]
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Another popular costume request, for which there is NO costume made, Teletubbies-- requested by adults.
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Stay with us. Coming up a little later,
we'll see why two branches of the British military are engaging in a big battle of words.
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Coming up in Sports, the Hokies say they're not overconfident as they prepare to take on the winless Temple Owls.
Next on health check -- authorities want to make sure parents understand the danger of inhalants,
And the local chapter of the American Lung Association is taking part in a campaign to help smokers kick the habit safely.
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((TONI FERGUSON/AMERICAN LUNG ASSOC.: WE DO STRESS TO ANYONE WHO PICKS THIS UP THEY DO NOT SMOKE WHILE USING THE PATCH BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO OVERDOSE ON NNICOTINE AND PEOPLE DEVELOP STRONG FLULIKE SYMPTOMS IF THEY DO THAT.))
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Inhalants are designed to help people with medical problems.
But many young people are not using them for medical purposes and there's often deadly consequences.
As Lee Cowan reportes a new program hopes to stop that.
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((SHAWN GILL - A SACRAMENTO TEEN -- 14 YEARS OLD - A VICTIM OF A COMMON
HOUSEHOLD WATER REPELLANT.
ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN NORTH CAROLINA - JOSH BRADY, ANOTHER TEEN, ANOTHER
(( SOT ))
"A typical 7th grade boy."
THEY ARE JUST TWO OF THE THOUSANDS OF KIDS THAT TRY GETTING HIGH EVERY
YEAR FROM SNIFFING EVERYTHING FROM WHITE-OUT TO GASOLINE.
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"My dad found me face down with my mouth about that far away from the
AND IT'S GETTING WORSE.
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"The first time, the tenth time, the hundredth time, your 14 year old
could be dead."
RECENT STUDIES SHOW ONE OUT OF EVERY 5 KIDS WILL HAVE TRIED "HUFFING" AS
IT'S CALLED, BEFORE THEY EVEN FINISH HIGH SCHOOL. IT'S CHEAP, IT'S
ACCESABLE, AND IT'S KILLING KIDS EVERY SINGLE
YEAR. PERHAPS WORST OF ALL , IT SEEMS TO BE ALMOST UNKNOWN.
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"95 percent of parents polled - one in five do."
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It's not something that we're imagining, it's happening parents. It's
happening in our communities."
DELORIS JORDAN, MOTHER OF BASKETBALL GREAT MICHAEL JORDAN , UNVEILED A
NEW EDUCATIONAL VIDEO IN WASHINGTON DESIGNED TO HIT IGNORANCE RIGHT
WHERE IT BREATHES - TO MAKE SURE KIDS KEEP BREATHING AS WELL. FOR SOME
PARENTS ITS ALL THEY CAN DO -- TOO LATE FOR THIS MAN'S SON - BUT NOT
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"I cannot accept his loss as long as there are other children that can
benefit from his experience."
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))
"The problem has gotten so acute, even Capitol Hill is taking notice.
Just last week, the Senate passed a resolution declaring this coming
Thursday National Inhalant Abuse Awareness day. A day to focus on
symptoms - to focus on education - and to prevent this from climbing any
higher on the top killers list of teens. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Charlotte."))
Franklin County health providers are spending thousands of dollars to make medicine more affordable.
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital recently surveyed the county's health needs for the first time.
The hospital has offered social service agencies 165-thousand-dollars -- for programs to reduce the cost of dental care, mental health and prescription drugs.
Social service agencies met today to brainstorm.
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((MATT PERRY/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: WE MIGHT CREATE A NEW PROGRAM FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, FOR INSTANCE, THAT WOULD PROVIDE MEDICINE TO A BROADER SEGMENT OF THE COMMUNITY THAN CURRNETLY HAS THEM AVAILABLE TO THEM.))
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[OUT Q=available to them]
Perry says the Free Clinic provides five-thousand-dollars in prescriptions a year and STILL does not meet the need.
He says his group should nail down new proposals and funding within four months.
Today is the kickoff for the second annual On your Mark Get Set -- Quit! giving 35-thousand smokers nationwide and 80 smokers in Southwest Virignia the tools to stop smoking.
The American Lung Association of Virginia Southwest Area is working with Nicotrol to give away 80 kits including a six week treatment program.
But first applicants must fill out a two page questionaire to make sure they meet certain requirements.
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((TONI FERGUSON/AMERICAN LUNG ASSOC: WITHOUT A DOCTORS PRESCRIPTION WE CANNOT GIVE THESE OUT TO CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER. THYE HAVE TO BE OVER 18, YOU CAN'T BE TAKING ANY ANXIETY OR DEPRESSION MEDICATIONS AND YOU ALSO MUST NOT HAVE ANY HEART PROBLEMS.))
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[OUT Q=any heart problems]
The campaign is designed for adults who smoke at least 10 cigarettes a day.
They get six weeks worth of patches and the American Lung Association's freedom from smoking self-help program.
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((TONI FERGUSON/AMERICAN LUNG ASSOC: AND THEY GET THE CONTAINER WHERE YOU DISPOSE OF YOUR PATCHES BECAUSE WE DON'T CHILDREN OR ANIMALS TO GET IN CONTACT WITH THE NICOTENE WHEN THEY'RE NOT USED TO THE NICOTENE.))
[SUPER=01-Toni Ferguson/American Lung Assoc.; ]
[OUT Q=the nicotine]
The kits are free and available on a first come first serve basis at the American Lung Association on Brambleton Avenue. The office is opened from 8:30 to 4:30 weekdays.
In Sports, the Yankees hope to clinch the pennant tonight.
With that and some late breaking news from Charlotte. Here's Mike.[S5-Tech]
Welcome folks to the Tuesday ticker that as always in the fall begins in Blacksburg.
Virginia Tech is in first place in the Big East and in the nation's top 10.
But Roy Stanley says the players and coaches are making an effort to guard against over confidence.
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The New York Yankees are hoing to clinch the American League pennant tonight as they host the Indians.
Unfortunately, rain and chilly temperatures are in the forecast.
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Last night the Braves stayed alive and forced a game six in the National League championship series with a 7-to-6 win that was keyed by Michael Tucker's five rbi night.
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Plus, the Panthers announced this afternoon that they have cut troubled quarterback Kerry Collins who last week voluntarily took himself out of the starting lineup.
Coming up at six, we'll take a look at the new Associated Press high school polls, and check out the new WCW trading cards.
See you at six everybody.
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If you've ever played Scrabble, you know the bigger the word, the more points you can score.
The words were really big today in London as the popular game celebrated it's 50th anniversary.
British paratroopers challenged the marines to a friendly game on a large scale.
The 38 square yard plastic board is the largest in the world.
It took two men to carry each of the fiberglass tiles.
In the end the Marines triumphed by two points.
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(( IT JUST ADDS TO THE
FUN OF LIFE REALLY...IT CAN BE DIFFICULT BUT IT IS ONLY A GAME))
[SUPER=01-Mark Nyman/UK Scrabble Champion;]
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It is estimated some 50 million people play Scrabble around the world.