Coming up next on News 7 at 5, time is running out as the Russians try to save the crew of a submarine stuck on the bottom of the ocean. We'll have a live report.
Also the U-S Senate race heats up with the first attack ad of the campaign.
A beautiful sunny evening but some isolated thunderstorms could develope early tomorrow
On Health Check, new procedures for C-P-R could save lives,
and then a little later, we'll celebrate a big birthday in a little way.
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An underwater drama at the far, northern reaches of the globe has captured the attention of the world. Russian rescuers are trying desperately to save 116 seamen stranded in a crippled submarine.
Despite the high winds at strong currentst, they're trying to lower an escape capsule to the stricken vessel.
But as Lee Cowan reports from Washington time is running out, and the Russians are refusing international offers of help.
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[SUPER=01-Tom Heron/Scottish Submarine Pilot]
((With air running low and the sounds of the crew becoming more faint, the
Russian navy launched another desparate attempt to save 116 submariners
trapped since Saturday on the icy bottom of the Barents Sea. Russian
officials now say the sub suffered an explosion in one of its torpedo
tubes, crippling the giant nuclear powered vessel and perhaps injuring
several on board. Just after dark, the Russian navy made a second,
frantic attempt to dock a 20 person escape capsule to the sub's cargo
hatch, a delicate maneuver made nearly impossible by high seas, wind and
(nats, US rescue sub)
A more modern rescue vessel based in San Diego has been put on alert by
the U.S. navy, a submarine designed specifically for this kind of
underwater rescue. Another submersible based in Glasgow, Scotland, is at
the ready as well. But both are sitting idle. So far, the Russians have
said thanks but no thanks to any offers of help.
(sot Tom Heron, Scottish Submarine Pilot, "The fact that we have... very
But even if Russia were to ask for outside help, docking with the
Russian made Kursk might be impossible. Not only is the sub resting at
an awkward angle, but her hatches may not be compatible with U.S. or
other specifications to create an airtight link.))
After violence flared up outside the Convention Hall last night, Los Angeles is waiting to see how day two of the Demcoratic National Convention is going to play out.
Meanwhile Al Gore and Bill Clinton took to the campaign trail together. Teri Okita has more.
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((Its the moment Al Gore has waited for. In Michigan today...the symbolic
passing of the torch from the man he hopes to replace.
(SOT ; CLINTON)
He is the right person to be the first president in the 21st
(LOCATOR: LOS ANGELES)
In Los Angeles the city has been calm today.
Its in stark contrast to last night. As president Clinton addressed the
convention...hundreds of rowdy protestors stormed the streets . Police
dressed in riot gear and armed with rubber bullets and pepper spray
fought back the crowds At least ten people were arrested and four
SOT: SOT: Bernard Parks/Los Angeles Police Chief.
The moment people decide to take their aggression out on police
officers, other community people or other demonstrators we are not going
to tolerate that.
But protestors at last nights demonstrations say it was the police that
provolked the problems.
Protestor SOT: 13:54:20
If there is going to be any violence, its going to be the fault of the
PD and the other forces backing them.
Vice Presidential Candidate Joseph Lieberman is already in the City of
Angels...he took time out today to get a feel for the podium where he'll
address the party faithful tomorrow night.
Senator Ted Kennedy....Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg will speak tonight .
Los Angeles...hoping for calm.... Teri Okita, CBS News, Los Angeles.
British Airways has grounded the Concorde.
The move comes after British and French officials indicated they intend to revoke the supersonic jet's airworthiness certification.
An announcement by the regulators is expected tomorrow.
This morning's Concorde flight from London to New York was canceled, along with the return flight from New York.
British and French officials will meet Thursday to discuss the length of the suspension.
This suspension follows the crash of the Air France Concorde outside of Paris on July 25 that killed all 113 on board.
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A dispute with town council leaves a local mayor locked out of town hall. We'll have the details after this break.
And a church in Danville has decide if it will rebuild following this weekend's fire.
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Fire that destroyed a historical Danville church has baffled fire investigators.
There is still no cause determined in the Sunday night fire that damaged the Bethel Holiness Church.
Cleanup continues for the second day in a row. Volunteers helped save more than 40 pews that were not covered by insurance. Pastor Roy Wiles (WHILES) says they are not sure if they will rebuild or move somewhere else.
[IN Q=It's a loss]
((ROY WILES/PASTOR: IT'S A LOSS BECAUSE IT'S BEEN A CHURCH FOR THE LAST 70 YEARS AND OUR CONGREGATION FOR THE LAST 30 YEARS. IT MEANS A LOT TO THE OLDER PEOPLE AS MUCH AS THE YOUNGER PEOPLE.))
[OUT Q=the younger people.]
At six we'll learn if there will be Sunday service.
Less than two months into her first term, a battle is brewing between Narrows' first female mayor and some older council members.
George Ann Johnson was elected to town council by a wide margin last fall.
Since she and two other new council members took office, town meetings have been more contentious... and more crowded.
Debates have raged on topics from allowing Johnson a key to town hall to afterhours use of town equipment by employees.
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[IN Q=It seems like]
[15:19:52 - 15:20:03]
((TERRY GUYNN/COUNCIL MEMBER: IT SEEMS LIKE THERE'S A LOT OF POLARIZATION IN TOWN. EVERYBODY TRYING TO JOIN UP ON TEAMS RATHER THAN WORK TOGETHER. ))
[SOT 15:37:16 - :21 ]
((GEORGE ANN JOHNSON/MAYOR: I BELIEVE VERY STRONGLY THAT YOU MAY NOT BE THE POPULAR VOTE, BUT IT'S THE RIGHT ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Guynn/Council Member; :00]
[SUPER=01-George Ann Johnson/Narrows Mayor; :10 QUICK!]
[OUT Q=the right one.]
Johnson, an artist, is a seven-year resident of Narrows.
Meanwhile, Narrows police chief of 2 years, Charles Sontag, has resigned.
He's leaving to teach junior reserve officer training for the Marines in New York.
He'll be replaced by Leo Montgomery, already with the Narrows Police.
Sontag says his departure is in no way related to problems in town council.
While Chuck Robb's in L-A, Virginia Republicans are taking to the airwaves.
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((CHUCK ROBB CALLS HIMSELF A FISCAL CONSERVATIVE. TYPICAL ROBB SPEAK.))
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It's NOT the first set of TV ads to attack a candidate on his record even in this campaign.
But it's the Republican party's biggest media buy ever-- in all five markets around the state.
[IN Q=Chuck Robb]
((ED MATRICARDI/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA: CHUCK ROBB AND HIS THIRD-PARTY...DOLLARS OF ATTACK ADS.))
((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: GEORGE IS UP TO HIS OLD TRICKS...TAKE THAT TO WASHINGTON.))
[SUPER=201-Ed Matricardi/Republican Party of Virginia; :00 ]
[SUPER=201-Del. Chip Woodrum/(D) Roanoke; :16]
[OUT Q=to Washington.]
The ad says Robb voted to increase the gas tax 50-cents.
The truth is Robb voted for a study of American dependence on foreign oil, which included raising the gas tax as an option to deal with the problem.
Coming up next, Jacey Birch will tell us what is keeping a group of local women in stitches.
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Historical pieces of the past and contemporary artwork in the form of comfort are put together by sewing hands.
And some today are learning the skills and tricks of the trade for quilt making.
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Jacey Birch is live at the Quilting Connection on Brambleton Avenue where she is learning from the experts how to stitch together a masterpiece
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Coming up today in Sports, the Redskins lose a key member of their team,
And on health check, officials hope new guidelines on performing C-P-R will help bystanders if they are pressed into service.
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In an effort to speed up help for heart attack victims, the American Heart Association has streamlined
emergency C-P-R procedures.
Experts now say lay people should skip taking the pulse of heart attack victims before starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Lisa Leigh has more.
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EVERY SINGLE SECOND, ANOTHER AMERICAN DIES FROM CARDIAC ARREST.
TODAY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION UNVEILED NEW RECOMMENDATIONS FOR
C-P-R, OR CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION, THAT IT HOPES WILL SAVE LIVES.
THE MOST SURPRISING IS DROPPING THE REQUIREMENT THAT LAYPEOPLE CHECK
FOR A PULSE BEFORE THEY BEGIN CHEST COMPRESSIONS. THATS BECAUSE THE
ASSOCATION FOUND 35% OF THE TIME, THE AVERAGE JOE GOT IT WRONG.
(SOT, DR. DANIEL BLOOMFIELD / CARDIOLOGIST)
ONE OF THE ONGOING PROBLEMS HAS BEEN THAT TOO FEW PEOPLE ARE TRAINED
IN CPR. SO THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION IS PUSHING A BILL IN
CONGRESS, THAT WOULD PROVIDE CPR TRAINING TO EVERYMIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENT IN THE COUNTRY.
(SOT, MARY FRAN HAZINSKI, VANDERBIL UNIV. MED. CENTER, everyone should
THE ASSOCIATION IS ALSO URGING GREATER AVAILABILITY OF THESE,
AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEBRILLATORS, OR A-E-DS, IN STADIUMS, AIRPORTS, AND
THESE LITTLE BOXES ARE USER FRIENDLY AND CAN AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURE
WHETHER A VICTIM NEEDS A SHOCK.
IT CAN MEAN THE DIFFERENCE OF LIFE OR DEATH TO SOMEONE IN CARDIAC ARREST.
(SOT, ED STAPLETON, PARAMEDIC)
12:28:25 we believe that aeds have to become part of the american
culture, just like a fire extinguisher.
THE NEW GUIDELINES ARE ONLY RECOMMENDATIONS AT THIS POINT. THEY MUST
FIRST BE APPROVED BY THE A-H-A BOARD, NEXT MONTH.
IN NEW YORK, LISA LEIGH, FOR CBS NEWS.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday ticker.
The Virginia football team is knee deep in two a day practices.
One bright spot for the Cavs this year should be quarterback Dan Ellis. He finished last season the nations eighth rated passer with 20 touchdown tosses and 10 interceptions. His expectations are high for this season.
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((DAN ELLIS/UVA SENIOR QUARTERBACK:))
[OUT Q=whatever it takes"]
The Redskins' Cory Raymer will be out at least six weeks with a knee injury. The center damaged two ligaments in his right knee in yesterday's practice. An M-R-I reveals he has a sprain and a partial tear in two ligaments. But in a month, if their injured center hasn't healed sufficiently, he could have season ending surgery. Raymer started in 37 consecutive regular season and playoff games.
After sitting out last week's preseason win over the Patriots, Redskins' backup quarterback Jeff George will play this Saturday against the Browns.
George posted the league's third highest quarterback rating last season in Minnesota throwing to Randy Moss and Cris C
arter, but he also like what he sees in DC with wideouts Michael Westbrook and Albert Connell.
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[IN Q="You know...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff George/23 TD Passes Last Year;:00]
[OUT Q=....DEFINTELY EXCITING."]
Mike Stevens will have more on the 10 year veteran quarterback and his plans for the 2000 season tonight on News 7 at six.
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The Earnhardt's could have three drivers in this Sunday's race at Michigan.
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Kerry Earnhardt will make his Winston Cup debut Sunday if he can qualify for the Pepsi 400. Kerry will drive Dave Marcis' number 71 Real Tree Chevy. If he makes the field it will be the first time a father and his two sons have competed against each other in NASCAR's modern era.
Coming up at six, our high school football reports continue with a look at Lord Botetourt.
A train museum in San Diego is celebrating an anniversary, but only in a small way. However this time it seems only approriate. Dave Scott tells us more.
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[OUT Q=another 20 years.]
(( IT'S A TRIP THAT BEGAN TWENTY YEARS AGO.
WHEN VOLUNTEERS LAID OUT IN BALBOA PARK WHAT IS NOW THE SAN DIEGO
MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM.
(SOT-"The members built this railroad. All of the track is hand laid
the bridges are hand cut and there's a little bit of all of us in
AT 24 THOUSAND SQUARE FEET, IT'S THE LARGEST INDOOR RAILROAD IN
NORTH AMERICA. WHERE MINIATURE MODELS MEANDER ALONG A MILE AND A HALF
OF TRACK...PAST PINT SIZED PEOPLE AND TINY TOWNS. THE TRAINS MAY BE
SMALL HERE BUT THE HISTORY IS BIG.
(SOT-"San Diego's railroad provided a transcontinental route to the
east and helped the development of early San Diego beginning in the
18-80s and continuing to present day.")
(NATS-toggles and fingers)
RON GOWDY IS BOTH CONDUCTOR AND ENGINEER HERE. HAS BEEN SINCE DAY
ONE. HE ALONE KNOWS ALL 60 SWITCHES AND TOGGLES.
(SOT-"Ron, what happens if I press this one right here, not, not that
(SOT-"I, I think I'll let you get back to work now Ron. Oh yeah,
(SOT-"This is a replica corrizo gorge. It lies 80 miles east of San
(SOT-"It's where you'll find one of the biggest man-made wonders of
the world...the giant goat canyon trestle.")
(NATS-train dissolves into old footage with music)
(SOT-"The goat canyon trestle is 688 feet long, 185 feet deep. It was
built in 19-32 and it's still one of the largest wooden trestles in
(NATS-music and trains)
FOR TRAIN LOVERS HERE AT THE SAN DIEGO MODEL RAILROAD, THE
JOURNEY IS JUST BEGINNING. MORE TRACK WILL SOON BE ADDED AND THANKS TO
THE VOLUNTEERS THESE CHUGGING CHOO CHOOS WILL ECHO DOWN THE TRACK FOR
ANOTHER TWENTY YEARS))
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