Political pontiffs say The President has had a banner week--shifting the topic from impeachment to budget.
Clinton got most of the money he wanted for teachers and troops in Bosnia.
Budget experts say disagreement among the republican ranks worked in the President's favor.
[IN Q=the republican]
((ROBERT GREENSTEIN/CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET EXPERT: THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP FROM IT'S OWN STANDPOINT HANDLED THINGS VERY BADLY. IT DIDN'T GET ITS WORK DONE AND HANDED THE PRESIDENT THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THE UPPER HAND OF HAVING EVERYTHING WAITING UNTIL THE VERY END.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Greenstein/Congressional Budget Expert;]
[OUT Q=VERY END]
Congress votes on the budget Tuesday.
Meanwhile the president is on Maryland's Eastern shore to meet with the key players in the Mideast Peace Talks.
Since it's the Jewish Sabbath no formal sessions are scheduled.
Residents in a Roanoke County community near Vinton are standing by their kids story that a pizza delivery man allegedly pulled a gun on them.
David Johnson has the story.
[IN Q=Cherie Maxey thought]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :04]
[SUPER=01-Eric Mathews/Witness; :10]
[SUPER=01-Crystal Green/Area Resident; :37]
[OUT Q=DJO, News 7.]
((Eric Matthews was one of seven children playing football on this street when he says a Domino's Pizza driver pulled out a gun.
[IN Q=HE WAS COMING]
((ERIC MATTHEW/WITNESS; HE WAS COMING BY AND HE WAS REVING HIS ENGINE AND WE WERE ALL LAUGHING AT HIM. HE CAME BY AND SLOWED DOWN, THEN HE SHOWED US ALL HIS GUN, THEN HE SPED UP THE STREET.))
[OUT Q=UP THE STREET.]
Frightened--the children ran home and told their parents -- who in turn called the Orange Avenue Domino's and complained.
However, according to the owner, as soon as the driver returned, the car was searched by another manager and police who found no gun.
But, Green and other area parents are sticking by their children's story.
[IN Q=IT WAS KIND]
((CRYSTAL GREEN; IT WAS KIND OF FUNNY BECAUSE THERE WAS SEVEN KIDS INVOLVED IN IT. EACH ONE OF THEM WENT TO THERE OWN HOME BY THE TIME HE HAD STARTED UP THE ROAD AND EACH ONE HAS THE EXACT SAME STORY. I MEAN HOW CAN SEVEN KIDS MAKE UP THE EXACT SAME STORY?))
[OUT Q=EXACT SAME STORY?]
[IN Q=Green says now]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING:GREEN SAYS NOW THAT THE DRIVER KNOWS OF THEIR COMPLAINTS SHE'S WORRIED HE'LL RETALIATE. MEANWHILE, THE OWNER OF THE ORANGE AVENUE DOMINO'S SAYS HE DOESN'T BELIEVE THE STORY AND HE'S REFUSING TO DISCIPLINE THE DRIVER. ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THE MATTER. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
[OUT Q=DJO, News 7.]
Two people were injured when an unidentified man fired gun into their car yesterday morning.
Accrding to police, James Poxley of Bedford County and Pamela Tinsley of Roanoke were leaving a house on Mcdowell avenue whern an unidentified black man asked for a ride to HuntAve.
When the man got out of the car a different man walked uo and asked Tinsley for moneyt .
She did not have any and the man fired.
Police say that Tinsley was shot in the chest and taken to the Roanoke trama centre. no word on her condition at this time
Boxley was shot in the thight and released from the hospital yesterday.
No arrest s were made
Storms in Texas have killed five.
The most recent victim was an 8 year old girl who had been torn from her car in a swollen creek near Austin.
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;]
Three other people drowned when they were washed away from stranded cars on flooded streets in San Antonio.
And the fifth victim was killed when a tornado destroyed his mobile home.
The National Weather Service says more than 15 inches of rain has fallen in some areas and more flooding is eminent.
The flooding ranged from San Antonio in south-central Texas up to Austin.
Tens of thousands of people in the region are without electricity.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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An old Roanoke community is taking back their neigborhood.
The Northwest Neighborhood Environmental Organization is working with residents to clean up areas once littered with crime.
The revitalization effort began in 1980.
Parents in a Roanoke County community near Vinton say that a pizza delivery man allegedly pulled a gun on their kids.
Seven children were playing in the area when they say a Domino's Pizza driver drove by them and pulled out a gun.
However, according to the owner, as soon as the driver returned, the car was searched and police found no gun.
Roanoke County police are still investigating.
[ANCHOR=Denise on camera]
A 30-year old man will spend a year in jail for damaging property at the Roanoke County Library.
Larry Quarles received the maximum sentence for painting swastikas and racial slurs on the building last January.
And that's what's making news on this Sunday October 18th.
(toss to Andrew for Newsreel)
It's been almost 19-years since the Greene County office building blew up and the courthouse burned down.
The date was October 24, 19-79, a day folks in Stannardsville will remember for a long time.
Here's David Seidel with this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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[IN Q=It was just]
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[OUT Q=Seidel, News-7]
(( It was just after ten in the morning when a gas line ruptured at a construction site near the Greene County Courthouse in Stannardsville.
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[IN Q=Somebody from]
((SOMEBODY FROM THE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY RAN INTO THE COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING AND ASKED EVERYONE TO GET OUT OF THE BUILDING. I AM SURE EVERYONE DID GET OUT AND JUST AS THEY GOT OUTSIDE THE BUILDING EXPLODED.))
[OUT Q=the building exploded]
The county office building was ripped apart and fire spread to the nearby courthouse.
Incredibaly, no one was killed in the blast, though a dozen people were injured-- six of them seriously.
But the fire that gutted the courthouse destroyed most of the county records.
And all of the government offices were destroyed in the explosion, forcing county officials to declare a state of emergency and search out temporary space so the government could function again.
The rupture was later blamed on a backhoe working in the nearby construction area.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))
[TOSS TO SCORES]
In this weeks edition of Web Watch, if you love baseball cards or scary movies, there's a site for you.
Eric Earnhart has more.
[IN Q=If you want your]
[TOSS TO REACH BUMP][Fed-Ex]
The Leaders of the Federal Express Pilots' union will decide today whether to seek strike authorization from its members.
The 34-hundred pilots have never had a contract and the union wants to put pressure on the company to reach a deal.
The union's executive board has already sent polled pilots asking if they would be willing to stop working overtime during the busy Christmas season.
The results of that poll will be announced Tuesday.
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One of the "Delinquent Dozen" has returned to the Commonwealth..
Laurence Erwin Judd is on the list of the biggest deadbeat parents in Virginia.
He owes his children more than 150-thousand dollars in child support payments.
Local law enforcement officials say his arrest is a warning to other parents who don't pay up.
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[IN Q=It's to send a signal]
((NATHANIEL YOUNG/DIV. OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT: IT'S TO SEND A SIGNAL TO THE NON-CUSTODIAL PARENTS IN VIRGINIA THAT SAYS NO MATTER HOW FAR YOU GO AND HOW HARD YOU TRY TO EVADE US, NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY NOT TO PAY YOUR CHILD SUPPORT WE WILL GO TO ANY LENGTH, WE WILL GO ANY DISTANCE TO BRING YOU BACK.))
[SUPER=01-Nathaniel Young/Div. of Child Support Enforcement;]
[OUT Q=to bring you back.]
Judd was arrested October ninth in Las Vegas after credit reporting agencies helped officials track him down at his Nevada home.
He faces charges of contempt of court for failure to pay child support and child neglect.
Many people in Southwest and Southside Virginia rely on the furniture industry for their paycheck.
So it's no wonder many keep a close eye on the International Furnishings Market in North Carolina.
Early reports from analysts show sales are improving.
Jean Jadhon checks in with regional companies at market in High Point, North Carolina.
[IN Q=70 thousand people]
[SUPER=03-High Point, NC; :01]
[SUPER=01-Bill Utley/Hooker Furniture; :15]
[super=01-Werner Schaeffer/German Buyer; :42]
[super=01-Bill Sibbick/Stanley Furniture; 1:06]
[Super=01-Rob Spilman/Bassett Furniture President; 1:16]
[OUT Q=News 7.]
((70 thousand people from all over the world converge on High Point.
Among the many exhibitors are companies that operate in this region.
They're counting on sales to dealers at market to set the financial tone for the next six months.
((BILL UTLEY/HOOKER FURNITURE: THIS MARKET IS GOING TO CULMINATE 1998 WHICH SO FAR HAS BEEN GOOD. WE EXPECT IT TO BE GOOD GOING THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR. WE'RE GOING TO BE AGRESSIVE AND GO AFTER THAT.))
[OUT Q=after that.]
Early reports from market analysts show sales are better than the past few-
MOST EVERY COMPANY RELIES ON A SPECIFIC PRODUCT- AT PULASKI FURNITURE CURIOS MAKE UP TWO THIRDS OF THE BUSINESS. IN FACT THEY DOMINATE THE MARKET.
[OUT Q=dominate the market.]
((YES WE BUY FROM PULASKI FURNITURE WE REPRESENT PULASKI FURNITURE IN GERMANY AND IN AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, PARTS OF THE NETHERLANDS AND BELGIUM..))
[OUT Q=and Belgium.]
While companies rely on the foreign dollar most are also keeping their eye on overseas problems such as the Asian Financial troubles.
((IT HAS AFFECTED OUR INTERNATIONAL MARKET THIS YEAR. WE FEEL IT'S GOING TO HAVE SOME IMPACT SO WE CAN ONLY ANTICIPATE AT THIS POINT.))
[OUT Q=AT THIS POINT]
((WE'VE HAD OUR EYES PEELED. ALL FURNITURE STOCKS HAVE TAKEN A HIT OVER THE LAST THREE OR FOUR WEEKS IN RESPONSE TO THE WORLDWIDE CRISIS.))
[OUT Q=retailers tell us.]
Most companies said it has not affected domestic sales though at this point.
The nine day event in High Point goes through next Thursday.
In High Point, North Carolina, JJ News Seven.))
FINALLY AN ANSWER TO THAT OLD QUESTION: WHICH IS BETTER-- BUTTER OR
AS MEDICAL REPORTER DR. MICHAEL BREEN REPORTS-- THE ANSWER IS A
CERTAIN TYPE OF MARGARINE.
[IN Q=On most coronary care]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Marc Silver/Christ Hospital; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jill Sterling/Shopper; :25 QUICK]
[Super=01-Dr. Michael Breen/Reporting; :36]
[OUT Q=for CBS News]
(( ON MOST CORONARY CARE UNITS THE RULE IS SIMPLE...NO BUTTER.
THE POLICY IS MARGARINE ONLY BECAUSE IT CONTAINS LESS SATURATED FAT.
THE PROBLEM IS NOW RESEARCHERS HAVE DISCOVERED MARGARINE ALSO
CONTAINS CHEMICALS CALLED TRANS-FATTY ACIDs
IT'S LIKE THE OTHER FATS. THEY CAN RAISE THE BAD CHOLESTEROL IN YOUR
BLOOD AND IN FACT LOWER THE GOOD CHOLESTEROL.
SO MAYBE YOU'RE LEFT FEELING A LITTLE LIKE JILL STERLING.
IT'S A LITTLE CONFUSING BUT I KNOW BUTTER'S A LITTLE WORSE.
NOW IT SHOULDN'T BE CONFUSING AT ALL.
RECENTLY A NEW KIND OF MARGARINE HAS ARRIVED ON LOCAL SHELVES.
SEVERAL BRANDS LIKE THIS ONE CONTAIN NO TRANS-FATTY ACIDS.
IT MAY ALL SOUND LIKE A MARKETING GIMMICK BUT A NEW STUDY SHOWS IT'S
IN THE NEW STUDY VOLUNTEERS ATE CAREFULLY CONTROLLED DIETS...EXCEPT
SOME HAD BUTTER, OTHERS MARGARINE, AND OTHERS THE NEW MARGARINE.
AFTER FIVE WEEKS THOSE WERE THE ONES WHO HAD THE LOWEST CHOLESTEROLS.
THEY HAD AN EVEN LOWER CHOLESTEROL LEVEL THAN PEOPLE WHO TOOK THE
MARGARINE AND THAT WAS STILL LOWER THAN PEOPLE WHO ATE BUTTER.
IN FACT, RESEARCHERS FOUND SWITCH FROM BUTTER TO THE NEW MARGARINE
AND YOU LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL SEVEN PERCENT...WHICH MEANS YOU LOWER
YOUR ODDS OF A HEART ATTACK BY 14-PERCENT.
A SMALL CHANGE THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE.
Dr.Micheal Green for CBS News.))
Two Americans who are distibuting the drug, Quinacrine(KWIN-uh-Crin) say they are offering a cheap and safe method of sterilization.
But critics say there is no proof the drug is safe and accuse these men of using poor people in Third World countries as guinea pigs.
Morley Safer has a preview.
[IN Q= Quinacrine, the pill]
[OUT Q=doing it for our good]
You can see that story and more tonight at seven here on W-D-B-J.
[TOSS TO SPORTS]
This morning, we turn our spotlight on a doctor in Danville-- who travels to the Philippines offering free medical care to the poor.
Christy Hubley tells us what Doctor Mar Escario (es-CAR-ee-oh) does and why he does it.
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[IN Q=Doctor Mar Escario]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mar Escario/Anesthesiologist; :18]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]
(( Doctor Mar Escario flips through a photo album of his latest trip to the Philippines-- wishing he could do more to help the people in these pictures.
He and his wife-- both born in the Philippines-- started organizing medical missions there five years ago.
[IN Q=We choose to go to an]
((WE CHOOSE TO GO IN AN AREA IN THE PHILIPPINES CALLED DELEGATE AND SABU.))
((AND WE CHOOSE THIS AREA BECAUSE IT HAD A HOSPITAL IN IT. IT WAS AN EMERGENCY HOSPITAL RUN BY THE NUNS.))
((THE HOSPITAL HAD ENOUGH EQUIPMENT SO THAT WE CAN DO SURGERY.))
[OUT Q=we can do surgery.]
The anesthesiologist recruits other doctors to go with him on his trips.
On the last medical mission, the team of surgeons performed 100-operations in one week.
[IN Q=The type of surgery]
((THE TYPE OF SURGERY THAT WE DO DEPENDS ON WHAT TYPE OF SURGEONS COME WITH US. THE FIRST TIME WE WENT THERE WE HAD AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST SO WE DID CATARACT OPERATIONS.))
[OUT Q=we did cataract operations.]
Volunteers on these medical missions pay their own way.
Supplies are donated or paid for out of pocket by Doctor Escario.
Patients don't pay a cent for treatment-- they can't afford to pay anyway.
[IN Q=And that's actually]
((AND THAT'S ACTUALLY THE BEST KIND OF GIVING IS THAT WHEN YOU GIVE YOU DON'T EXPECT TO BE PAID BACK. LAUGH.))
[OUT Q=be paid back. laugh.]
Doctor Escario plans another medical mission to the Philippines in December.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
[TOSS TO WEATHER]
In our Sports Profile this week, we'll hear from a man who helped bring wrestling into the mainstream.
A neck injury ended the Million Dollar Man's ring career, but he says he'll keep wrestling with people's hearts.
Mike Stevens has the story.
[SUPER=01-Ted Dibiase/Former Wrestler; :24]
[OUT Q=Mike Stevens News 7, Sports]
((Mention the name the Million Dollar Man to the typical wrestling fan and the first thing to come to his mind would not be what a nice guy he is. After all this was a wrestler who was so rich and so mean he hired Andre the Giant and an evil twin referee to steal the W-W-F title from Hulk Hogan.
Of course Ted Dibiase isn't really the Million Dollar Man, he just played him on television.
[IN Q=So for me]
((SO FOR ME TO BECOME THE MILLION DOLLAR MAN WITH THIS FLAMBOYANT LAUGH, THAT'S
JUST NOT ME. I'M VERY LAID BACK AND EASY GOING.))
[OUT Q=and easy going.]
Ted was raised in wrestling. His father was Iron Mike Dibiase, a champion amateur and professional wrestler.
[IN Q=I looked up to my Dad]
((I LOOKED UP TO MY DAD. WANTED TO BE LIKE HIM. I PLAYED COLLEGE FOOTBALL AT WEST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY. I LEFT THE SUMMER BETWEEN MY JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEAR INITIALLY SAYING, "WELL I'M GOING TO GET MY FEET WET. SEE IF I REALLY WANT TO DO THIS. I STARTED DOING VERY WELL, VERY FAST. AND I NEVER WENT BACK.))
[OUT Q=never went back]
Those early days weren't easy. Dibiase spent countless hours on the road living on bologna sandwiches in cheap motel rooms.
Then the big time called in the form of World Wrestling Federation owner Vince McMahon Junior.
Before long, he made Dibiase the most hated man in wrestling.
Part Ebenezer Scrooge, part J-R Ewing, the Million Dollar man was born.
[IN Q=Vince said, Although]
((VINCE SAID, "ALTHOUGH THIS IS A SHOW, I WANT PEOPLE TO SEE THE MILLION DOLLAR MAN WHEREVER YOU GO. WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO, WE'RE GOING TO FLY YOU ALL OVER THE COUNTRY FIRST CLASS. AND THEN HE HANDED ME TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS IN HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS. "THIS IS YOUR FLASH CASH. WHEN YOU BUY A PACK OF GUM, YOU DO IT WITH A C-NOTE.))
[OUT Q=with a c-note]
Soon Dibiase went from baloney blowouts to appearances on the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
[IN Q=When I think]
((WHEN I THINK ABOUT WALKING INTO THE OFFICE OF THE WWF AND HAVING ALL THAT LAID AT MY FEET, I THINK RIGHT AWAY ABOUT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT SATAN TAKING JESUS TO THE TOP OF THE TEMPLE AND SAYING "HERE I WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD, JUST BOW AND WORSHIP ME." THE DIFFERENCE IS JESUS SAID "NO" AND I SAID LET'S GO. AND I PAID A PRICE FOR THAT.))
[OUT Q=price for that]
And that price would prove costly as the line between the fictional Million Dollar Man and the real life Ted Dibiase began to blur.
[IN Q=I became like]
((I BECAME LIKE A SPLIT PERSONALITY. A LOVING HUSBAND, A DOTTING FATHER AT HOME AND AN ABSOLUTE WILD MAN ON THE ROAD. ))
[OUT Q=on the road]
That lifestyle almost cost him his family. Dibiase knew he needed forgiveness not only from his wife, but also from God. It was that moment he says he became a Christian and began to rebuild his life.
[IN Q=It took me a long]
(( IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME AFTER I BROKE AND HUMBLED MYSELF BEFORE GOD TO REESTABLISH A LOVING TRUSTING RELATIONSHIP WITH MY WIFE AND REALIZE THAT I AM EXPECTED TO BE THE SPIRITUAL LEADER OF MY FAMILY.))
[OUT Q=leader of my family.]
These days you're likely to find Dibiase speaking to a crowd of young people or church groups.
[IN Q=Do you really]
(( DO YOU REALLY KNOW JESUS CHRIST? DO REALLY SERVE THE RISEN LORD? IS HE TRULY THE LORD AND MASTER OF YOUR LIFE?"))
[OUT Q=serve the risen Lord?]
He's even written a book about his faith and his life in the ring. It's called "Every Man Has His Price."
[IN Q=And I wrote a book]
((AND I WROTE A BOOK AND SAID THESE ARE THE BAD CHOICES I MADE. BUT THE BOTTOM LINE OF ALL THAT IS ONCE I COMMITTED MY LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST, I MADE THE ULTIMATE RIGHT DECISION AND EVERYTHING AFTER THAT BEGINS TO FALL INTO PLACE))
[OUT Q=begins to fall in place.]
Ted is still involved in wrestling, working behind the scenes at World Championship Wrestling.
But first and foremost he wants to build his ministry.
[IN Q=I guess I'm kind]
((I GUESS I'M KIND OF LIKE MOSES IN THE DESERT NOW. "OKAY LORD HERE I AM, NOW WHERE ARE WE GOING?"))
Mike Stevens News 7 Sports. ))[OUT Q=where are we going]