Ten tons of explosives are discovered in raids on suspected I-R-A hidouts.
Police say a serious bomb attack could have come as early as today or
And Boris Yeltsin's doctors call on an American Cardiologist to give his
opinion on the ailing Russian President.
Gorgeous weekend weather translate to a very pleasant Monday. Some showers
are in the forecast for mid-week, with clearing slated for Thursday. I've got
your forecast details, as well as a look at sports.
Don't go away, the news is next.
American heart surgeon Michael DeBakey arrived in
Moscow from Houston this morning.
He is consulting with Russian doctors on whether President Boris Yeltsin is
well enough to undergo triple bypass surgery.
Meanwhile, the President of Russia's lower house of parliament, said today
that Yeltsin should consider retiring if doctors rule him unfit for heart
Vicki Mabrey reports from Moscow.
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
IN Q=Yeltsin's chief surgeon
SUPER=01-Vicki Mabrey/Reporting; :37
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, MOSCOW.
((YELTSIN'S CHIEF SURGEON, DR. RINAT AKCHURIAN, SAID YESTERDAY ON RUSSIAN
TELEVISION THAT THE BYPASS MAY HAVE TO BE POSTPONED FOR TWO MONTHS -- OR
POSSIBLY EVEN CANCELLED -- WHILE YELTSIN'S CONDITION IS STABILIZED.
NEWS ABOUT HIS HEALTH HAS ONLY RECENTLY BEGUN TO TRICKLE OUT... DR. AKCHURAIN
SAID FRIDAY YELTSIN SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK IN LATE JUNE OR EARLY JULY... AND
A FORMER PRESS SECRETARY SAYS YELTSIN SUFFERS FROM OTHER AILIMENTS, INCLUDING
LIVER AND KIDNEY PROBLEMS, EXACERBATED BY HEAVY DRINKING.
THE PRESIDENT REMAINS HOSPITALIZED AND IS SAID TO BE RUNNING THE COUNTRY FROM
HIS HOSPITAL BED.
ON CAMERA: YELTSIN IS REPORTEDLY PUSHING FOR THE SURGERY TO TAKE PLACE
QUICKLY... DEBAKEY AND THE TEAM OF SURGEONS ARE EXPECTED TO DECIDE ON
WEDNESDAY WHAT COURSE OF ACTION TO TAKE. VM, CBSN, MOSCOW.))
Ross Perot's campaign is due in federal court today.
The Reform Party candidate plans to file suit in Washington against
the bipartisan debate commission.
That panel recommended Perot not be included in the presidential debates.
((IT'S A PLAN BETWEEN REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS TO LOCK HIM OUT, AND LOCK OU
THE INDEPENDENTS VOICE IN THIS COUNTRY, ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION OF THE
STRANGLEHOLD THE SPECIAL INTEREST HAVE ON OUR POLITICAL PROCESS IN THIS
SUPER=01-Russ Verney/Reform Party;
OUT Q=in this country.
Regardless of whether he gets into the debates, Perot says his
goal is to make sure the Reform Party gets a minimum of 25-percent
of the vote.
In 19-92, Perot got 19-percent of the vote running as an
independent, but now national polls generally place his support in
Reports that Mark Warner's performance is worrying Democrats does not seem to
be of concern to the candidate.
Warner spoke to students at William Byrd High School this morning and
encouraged those eligible to vote to register.
He is still running 20 points behind incumbent Senator John Warner in most
opinion polls-- even after spending millions of dollars and touring every city
and county in the state.
11 09 55 00 - 11 10 05 00
IN Q=The only poll
((MARK WARNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATE: THE ONLY POLL THAT MATTERS IS THE
ONE TAKEN NOVEMBER 5TH. THAT NEWS ABOUT 20 POINTS IS TWO WEEKS OLD. WE'RE
MAKING DRAMATIC PROGRESS, LAYING OUT THE VERY REAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN JOHN
WARNER AND MYSELF. ))
OUT Q=and myself.
Yesterday, leading Virginia Democrats met and talked of trying to avoid
losing by a landslide.
Democratic State Chairwomen Sue Wrenn says she senses no urgency among
Democrats to turn the moderate Republican out of office.
The hatches are closed, as Atlantis gets ready to separate from the Russian
Space station Mir tonight.
Earlier today the two crews said goodbye and exchanged gifts.
Atlantis will bring home astronaut Shannon Lucid who has spent more than 180
days in space, a U-S record.
((WHAT THIS MISSION IS ABOUT IS ENDS AND BEGINNING AND CONFLICTING EMOTIONALS.
ENDS SHANNON'S FLIGHT, RECORD SETTING FLIGHT, HAVING CONCLUDED 16 MONTHS IN
SUPER=01-Bill Readdy/Mission Commander;
OUT Q=IN ORBIT.
Lucid is being replaced by John Blaha.
Atlantis returns to Earth on Thursday.
British police have foiled what they call an "imminent I-R-A terrorist
In pre-dawn raids they arrested six people and seized a large quantity of
explosives, weapons and bomb making materials.
One the suspects died as a result of a police shootout.
Police say they suspect the group was planning a vehicle bombing
which could have resulted in a number of deaths.
((WE BELIEVE UP TO TEN TONS OF HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVES HAVE BEEN RECOVERED, A LARGE
QUANTITY OF AMUNITION AND AN ARRAY OF BOMBING MAKING PARAPHERNALIA. ))
SUPER=01-Sir Paul Condon/Police Commissioner;
OUT Q=making paraphernalia.
The operation was the latest incident since the I-R-A renewed its campaign
of violence after calling off a 17-month ceasefire.
Three people have died in a Wisconsin
wreck involving a school bus, car and tractor-trailer.
Police say it happened
in heavy fog.
There are reports one of the victims was a student. Officials say other
students were hurt, with injuries
ranging from minor to serious.
Witnesses says the car was behind the bus when the truck hit the
car, slid over it and into the back of the bus.
One man says he saw the wreck and pulled over to help students
get out of the bus. The man says one boy was crushed between the
seats and had no pulse.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up in the broadcast, we'll have local reaction to the controversial
decision at VMI this weekend.
Alumni have mixed views.
and Hollywood lost one of it's grandest ladies. Dorothy Lamour died yesterday
at the age of 81.
music up full
Virginia Military Institute's Board of Visitors voted by a very slim margin
Saturday to make the school co-ed.
Now the school's alumni are giving the decision mixed reviews.
Denise Allen has the story.
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape; :03
SUPER=10-Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent/Saturday; :16
SUPER=01-Al Soltis/VMI Alumni Assoc.; :27
SUPER=01-Roland Lazenby/VMI Alumna; :45
OUT Q=News 7
SOT rat line
This is V-M-I and this is how school officials say it will remain.
As General Josiah Bunting reads it, the Supreme Court decision allows it to
keep all the traditions that make V-M-I, V-M-I.
SOT vmi #1 12:30:20
IN Q=I BELIEVE
((GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: I BELIEVE FULLY QUALIFIED YOUNG
WOMEN WOULD THEMSELVES FEEL DEMEANED BY ANY RELAXATION IN THE STANDARD OF VMI,
THE STANDARDS WE IMPOSE ON YOUNG MEN.))
OUT Q=ON YOUNG MEN
SOT TODAY 12:41:51
IN Q=I WAS DISAPPOINTED
((AL SOLTIS/VMI ALUMNI ASSOC.: I WAS DISAPPOINTED BUT I DID TAKE SOME COMFORT
IN WHAT THE BOARD OF VISITORS SAID AND WHAT THE SUPERINTENDENT SAID ABOUT HOW
WE ARE GOING ABOUT THE PROCESS NOW.))
OUT Q=THE PROCESS NOW
Roland Lazenby is relieved his alma mater is changing with the times.
But he says for VMI's tradition of excellence to continue, some lesser
traditions will have to be put away.
SOT today 14:21:39
IN Q=NO 19TH CENTURY
((ROLAND LAZENBY/VMI ALUM: NO 19TH CENTURY KEYDET HAD A BUZZ CUT HAIRCUT. TO
EXPECT A YOUNG WOMAN TO HAVE A BUZZ CUT TODAY IS UNREALISTIC AND PROBABLY MEAN
OUT Q=MEAN AND PETTY
Both Soltis and Lazenby are worried that the Justice Department may require
V-M-I to make drastic changes.
SOT today 12:42:55
IN Q=i understand the citadel
((SOLTIS: I UNDERSTAND THE CITADEL HAS BEEN GIVEN A LIST OF THINGS THEY HAD TO
CHANGE IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE WOMEN. I THINK THE THING WE ARE AFTER IS TO
MAKE THE CHANGES MINIMAL SO WOMEN IN FACT CAN RECEIVE THE WHOLE VMI SYSTEM.))
OUT Q=WHOLE VMI SYSTEM
Lazenby says he believes the Justice Department won't intervene if VMI
officials strive to make the integration of women successful.
Both agree the school is facing the greatest leadership challenge in its
But they say that's what you learn at VMI--how to rise to a challenge and
Denise Allen News 7.))
Traffic was tied up for three hours yesterday afternoon in Botetourt County
when a tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 81.
The rig was pulling two trailers in the northbound lane when the driver
apparently lost control and crashed in the median.
One of the trailers flipped on its side, the other overturned.
The accident happened near Troutville and backed up traffic for at least
The driver recieved minor injuries.
State police are investigating an accident involving a Bedford County
Last night Deputy Mark Dooley was responding to a domestic dispute when he
rounded a sharp curve on route 1-22, lost control and totaled his cruiser.
Dooley is hospitalized at Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Bedford authorities are looking into whether a steering problem with
Dooley's patrol car may have contributed to the crash.
Police now suspect robbery as a possible motive in the weekend murder of a
79 year- old Willey Lee Goins was stabbed to death in his home on Robinson
Street Friday night.
Police says Goins and his attacker apparently scuffled in the living room.
But there doesn't appear to be anything missing except Goins' wallet.
Police still have no suspects.
Hollywood is mourning the death of Dorothy Lamour.
The actress played in more than 50 films, including seven of the "Road"
pictures with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. (/////SOT/////)
((LAMOUR:AND THIS WAS MY MOTHER, AND HE WAS MY FATHER.
BOB HOPE:DIDN'T ANYONE IN THE FAMILY WHERE THE PANTS.
OUT Q=WHERE THE PANTS.
Hope called Lamour one of the screen's "grandest ladies."
She died yesterday, at her home in Hollywood at the age of 81.
Lamour's funeral will be held on Thursday.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When we return-
Election 96 may be running full steam ahead, but election 97 is already
Next year the Governor and Lieutenant Governor's seats will be up for grabs,
And we'll take you back two- hundred years to Historic Fincastle.
They're preparing for a fair, complete with historic sights and crafts.
After a year of meetings and discussions, the Commission on the Future of
Southwest Virginia is announcing its first set of recommendations.
Congressman Rick Boucher created the commission last year.
It's mission is to identify areas of common interest throughout the ninth
district, and develop a strategy for improving the quality of life.
Now that the recommendations have been developed, the commission will spend
the next year trying to implement them.
((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-NINTH DISTRICT: WE HAVE A SUBCOMMITTEE THAT IS CHARGED
WITH THAT RESPONSIBILITY. BUT I'M HOPING THAT EVERY MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION
WILL TALK TO STATE LEGISLATORS, LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL
ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE SOME ROLE IN IMPLEMENTING THIS SET OF RECOMMENDATIONS.
OUT Q=set of recommendations.
The recommendations target areas including education, transportation, the
environment and economic developmet.
The race for Governor may be a year away, but Congressman L-F Payne may
already have a good chance of winning his bid for Lieutenant Governor.
According to one of the Commonwealth's leading political pundits, Payne has
the nomination all but wrapped up, even though early on people like former
Education Secretary Jim Dyke were mentioned as potential candidates.
SOT 10:30:44 FROM CATAWBA CAPITAL TAPE
IN Q=I'd be surprised
((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: I'D BE SURPRISED IF JIM DYKE EVEN RAN.
BECAUSE I THINK WHILE IT'S ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO BEAT A PARTY CANDIDATE IN A
CONVENTION, IT'S VERY DIFFICULT AND IT'S VERY WELL KNOWN THAT DON BEYER WANTS
LF PAYNE ON THE TICKET. ))
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVa Political Analyst;
OUT Q=on the ticket.
Sabato adds that Beyer is from northern Virginia, and he needs a running
mate from the rural part of the state, where he's had little appeal in past
Historic Fincastle Incorporated has had a hand in saving many of the town's
And in keeping with the historic theme the organization puts on an
old-fashion outdoor fair every year.
They use the money raised to restore buildings like "The James Early" cabin.
The historic building dates back to 1796-- it was used as Early's home and
SOT cover some w/b-roll 11:29:33
IN Q=THE INSIDE LOGS
((PEGGY DAVIS/HISTORIC FINCASTLE INC.: THE INSIDE LOGS MANY OF THEM ARE
ORIGINAL. SOME OF THEM HAD TO BE REPLACED BECAUSE THEY WERE SO ROTTEN. THE
CHIMNEY IS ORIGINAL AND WE HAVE A LOFT, WE USE FOR STORAGE BUT OF COURSE IN THE
EARLY DAYS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR THE CHILDREN, BUT THIS ONE ROOM WOULD HAVE
BEEN THE LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN, THE BEDROOM.))
SUPER=01-Peggy Davis/Historic Fincastle Inc.;
OUT Q=THE BEDROOM
The cabin is now used as office space for Historic Fincastle and visitors
are encouraged to take a guided tour of the house.
It will be open to the public during next week's festival.
Artists will also demonstrate their crafts during the two day event, next
Saturday and Sunday.
SUPER=330-Mostly Clear/& Cool/50-54/Mostly Cloudy/Evening Showers/72-76;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/& Cool/52-56/Mostly Cloudy/Showers Possible/74-78;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/and Cool/46-50/Partly Cloudy/Showers & Storms/70-74;
SUPER=333-Increasing Clouds/Late/44-48/Mostly Cloudy/Showers Late/68-72;
SUPER=334-Mostly/Clear/44-48/Partly Cloudy/Maybe a Shower/70-74;
In the latest edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff explains how the most
profitable time of the year for retailers can also be good for investors.
IN Q=Believe it
SUPER=01-Ken Gassman/Davenport & Co. Analyst; :15
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
SOT COMMON SENSE-GASSMAN 15:39:22
IN Q=Believe it or
((Believe it or not the holiday shopping season is just a few months away and
analysts like Ken Gassman with Davenport and Company believe it could be a
strong one. For that reason he's got a number of retailers you may wanna
invest in ahead of time.))
OUT Q=of time.
SOT COMMON SENSE-GASSMAN 15:02:15
IN Q=We'd buy
((KEN GASSMAN/DAVENPORT & CO. ANALYST: WE'D BUY THE SHARES OF MAY COMPANY AND
MAY COMPANY OPERATES HECHTS DEPARTMENT STORES. WE'D ALSO BE LOOKING CLOSELY AT
LILLIAN VERNON CORPORATION. LILLIAN VERNON IS A DIRECT MAIL MERCHANT, IT SELLS
MOST OF ITS GOODS TO WOMEN. BUT THEY SELL A LOT OF GIFTS. IN ADDITION WE LIKE
STEIN MART. STEIN MART IS A WOMEN'S APPAREL RETAILER THAT HAS A HEAVY BIAS
TOWARDS CHRISTMAS BECAUSE THEY ALSO SELL A LOT OF GIFT ITEMS AND THE FINAL
STOCK THAT WE'D BE BUYING IS CIRCUIT CITY. WITH PEOPLE GETTING READY TO BUY
NEW COMPUTERS, TELEVISIONS, AUDIO EQUIPMENT FOR THE CHRISTMAS SELLING SEASON,
YOU'LL SEE THESE GIFTS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE. CIRCUIT CITY IS POISED TO
CAPTURE THAT MARKET SHARE AND DO WELL.))
OUT Q=and do well.
SOT COMMON SENSE-GASSMAN 15:25:28
IN Q=I'm Len
((I'm Len Besthoff in downtown Roanoke with this week's edition of Common
Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
OUT Q=the newsdesk.))
Stocks remain lower as investors fret about tomorrow's Federal Reserve
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 36 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Bad news for single women as the bachelor pool suffers a big loss this
weekend. One of American's sexiest men tied the knot this weekend,
and the Carolina Panthers add another win to their record yesterday. This
one will put them on top of the NFC West.
MUSIC UP FULL
The Carolina Panthers are a top the NFC West after whipping the San
Francisco 49ers 23 to 7 yesterday.
Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore have the game notes from Charlotte.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/49ers vs. Panthers; :00
SUPER=01-Wesley Walls/Caught 2 Touchdown Passes; :33
SUPER=01-George Seifert/49ers Head Coach; :47(QUICK!)
SUPER=01-Sam Mills/Panthers Linebacker; :52
SUPER=30-Carolina/23/San Francisco/7; 1:07
SUPER=01-Dom Capers/Panthers Head Coach; 1:19
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
TAPE#net (edit of r-34)
Jeff Gordon entertained a record crowd of 66 thousand fans yesterday as he
took home his 9th win of the year in the Hanes 500.
There were 11 lead changes among three drivers, but in the end Jeff Gordon
took the checked flag and the money.
Gordon led the race off and on for 123 laps, winning by 0.49 seconds. He
continues to lead in the points race, as well with 3,903 total points.
Gordon also broke Cale Yarborough's 1978 Average Speed Record, clocking an
average speed of 83.992 miles per hour yesterday.
Terry Labonte came in second, Bobby hamilton 3rd, Rick Mast finished a
strong fourth, and John Andretti took fifth place.
One of the nation's most eligible bachelors tied the knot this weekend.
John F. Kennedy Junior married longtime girlfriend Carloyn Bessette in a
top secret ceremony off the Georgia coast.
Bessette is a former P-R executive for Calvin Klein.
Honeymoon information also remains a secret.