An elderly Alzheimer's patient who'd been missing for two days, is found.
He'd disappeared from an assisted living facility in Montgomery County.
We'll have the latest.
And New York city officials attempt to find the cause of a Father's Day blaze that killed three firefighters-- all of them married with children.
Sunny and warm weather will continue... but the humidity levels will start increasing as we head through the next couple of days.....I'll have you forecast....
News 7 at noon, right after the break.
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The search for a missing Alzheimers patient has ended in the New River Valley.
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83 year old Thomas Marlowe was found alive in Montgomery County almost two days after he disappeared from an assisted living facility.
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Rescue workers say they found Marlowe laying on the ground just half a mile from the Assisted living facility that he disappeared from Saturday evening.
They say Marlowe, who suffers from middle stage Alzheimer's disease was responsive when found.
Since disappearing from the Warm Hearth Village facility Saturday evening crews searched continuously, concentrating on a six mile radius of the facility.
Marlowe is a former Virginia Tech animal science professor and longtime resident of Blacksburg.
He and his wife have lived at the facility since February.
Marlow wore an ankle band that normally alerts staff when Alzheimers patients try to leave the building.
Employees don't know why an alarm did NOT sound when he left.
Father's Day turned into a day of grief for New York City firefighters.
The blaze that killed three firefighters is now under control.
The men died when an explosion during a hardware store fire caused the building to collapse around them.
Alexis Christoforous has the latest.
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the firefighters had no warning whatsoever... some twenty minutes after
arriving at the blaze.... when officials thought it was under
control.... a massive explosion turned a quiet fathers day into a
nightmare for new York's bravest.
"tremendous explosion that rocked people on the first floor so hard that
they actually hit the ceiling.
"this is one of the most tragic days I can remember in the city, we've
lost three very, very brave and dedicated firefighters."
officials believe paint and propane sold in the queens hardware store
fueled the explosion. the blast collapsed the roof and the front the
building, burying dozens of firefighters in rubble.
with several firefighters trapped, rescuers used pick axes, chain saws
and their bare hands to reach their comrades. 40 year old Brian fahey,
a 14 year veteran died before he was reached in the basement of the
"I heard about the fireman and that's just about the worst of all of
about 50 rescue workers... firemen, policemen and paramedics... were
injured after the blast and fire alarm fire that followed.
the fallen fireman were all married and left behind eight children.
a.c. for cbs news, new york
The leader of a rebel group in the Philippines says he's willing to negotiate IF the military stops looking for them.
The group is holding nearly two dozen hostages, including Americans.
Meanwhile, the Philippine government issued a statement, saying it believes the rebels have killed American hostage Guillermo Sobero.
A military spokesman says that conclusion is based on conversations with one of three other hostages who were released.
But there is still NO confirmation that Sobero is dead.
Philippine President Gloria Arroyo says she won't stop searching for the rebel group.
Coastal residents are saying "Good Riddance" to the remnants of Tropical Storm Allison.
After two weeks of flooding rains, the storm is heading out to sea.
Allison's claimed 43 lives so far-- and the death toll's expected to rise.
Lee Cowan reports.
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it happened as firefighters were trying to rescue residents from
their second story windows. up to to ten inches of rain fell so hard
and so fast, residents on the first floor barely got out. those on the
second knew they had waited too long.
sot: CHRIS BENSON RESIDENT "A LOT OF PEOPLE ......INTO THE WATER."
narr: the explosion tore away an entire complex in an instant, and with
the water continuing to rise firefighters could do little but watch. it
is the latest catastrophe to spring from a storm that formed nearly two
weeks ago now in the gulf of mexico and hasn't stopped since.
narr: from houston where it dropped three feet of rain and killed 22,
to georgia and louisiana where it left hundreds homeless, to the
carolinas where heavy rains sparked more flooding and on up the eastern
seaboard. (graphic out) what was left of tropical storm allison has done
more damage than most hurricanes could...and over an increasingly wider
sot: JACK AUCOIN, RESIDENT "THE WATER AT 8:30 LAST NIGHT WAS UP TO HERE"
narr: as it did everywhere else, allison came hard fast. for jack
aucoin, the babbling backyard brook ended up in his basement in less
than 15 minutes.
sot: AUCOIN: LEE: "EVERYTHING JUST WASHED?" "EVERYTHING ENDED UP IN
NAT SOT: DRY WALL RIPPED OUT
narr: others saw as much as 18 inches of creek water poor into their
living rooms. for others it wasn't creek water, but raw sewage backed
up into every corner of the house. hazmat teams were combing the area
soaking up what the storm water refused to wash away. but the worst
remains back at the apt complex which saw this father's day begin and
end in a flash.
on cam tag: overall allison has caused close to 3 billion dollars in
damage nationwide and has dropped so much rain it could supply the
nation's water needs for an entire year. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Montgomery
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Still to come the newscast, medical authorities try to solve some of Southwest Virginia's health riddles,
Also we'll see what some airlines are doing to change the reputation of airplane food.
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Health care providers are trying to determine why southwest Virginia residents are dying from heart attacks, diabetes and suicide at a faster rate than the rest of the state.
The Graduate Medical Education Consortium has sent out forms to area residents in hopes of solving the medical mystery.
The information will be shared with the General Assembly, area
physicians and others in the health care industry.
Yesterday was Father's Day and many families took the opportunity to visit the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
World War Two veteran George Lawter from South Boston brought several generations of his family to see the landmark.
He says he wanted to show it to his children and grandchildren.
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((GEORGE LAWTER/WORLD WAR II VETERAN: I THINK EVERYBODY SHOULD SEE IT. IT'S REAL IMPRESSIVE.))
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((FW JAMES: BRING BACK OLD MEMORIES, THINK OF SOME OF THE FRIENDS THAT DIDN'T MAKE IT. THEY CAN'T BE HERE AND I CAN, SO I THOUGHT I'D COME UP AND SEE IT.))
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Memorial staff members estimate that at least 14-thousand people came out this Sunday.
Thousands wanted to take advantage of the final weekend of free parking at the site.
Beginning Tuesday, visitors will have to pay 10 dollars for a year-long parking pass.
Although there was a time when traveling by air was something special, these days a plane trip is more likely to mean delays, crowds and especially bad food.
But as Hattie Kauffman found out, not all airline meals are created equal.
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(( FOR EVERY TRAVELER WHO SEES THE GOOD IN AIRLINE FOOD...
SOT- - airline traveler "It was good enough for me."
TRACK THERE ARE MANY OTHERS WHO SEE THE BAD...
SOT - airline traveler "It's just like hospital food to me."
TRACK AND THE UGLY.
SOT- Mike Kelleher/Airline Traveler: "A horrible sandwich,
something that if you had to pay for it, you wouldn't buy it."
TRACK BUT FOR ONE CARRIER, WINNING OVER PASSENGERS ACTUALLY MEANS
SPENDING MONEY ON FOOD. HERE, SINGAPORE AIRLINES REPRESENTATIVES ARE
EYEING WHAT THEIR CATERERS HAVE WHIPPED UP.
SOT: "why do we even need a starch? Let's just do vegetables and a
light piece of fish."
TRACK BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THIS IS ECONOMY CLASS FOOD.
SOT: "Breakfast omelet with sausages and mushrooms"// "Bob, can we
remove the mushroom?"
TRACK THEY ARE NOT SHY ABOUT COMPLAINING.
SOT: "It doesn't look appetizing to me"
SOT: "You need to just rearranage the whole thing."
SOT: "I don't like that one!"
TRACK IT IS UP TO CHEF BOB ROSAR rose-AHR AND HIS STAFF, TO TAKE
QUICK ACTION. THE SHRIMP COMES BACK, AND THE VERDICT IS IN.
SOT "certainly better"
TRACK EVERY MEAL IS THEN TASTED, EVERY BITE SCRUTINIZED...
SOT "the meat not so good. Very, very dry."
TRACK CHEF ROSAR SAYS IT'S BETTER TO HEAR THESE THINGS NOW, THAN TO
HEAR IT FROM PASSENGERS LATER. MANY AIRLINES, HE SAYS, WOULDN'T GO TO
ALL THIS TROUBLE...
SOT "The word I usually hear is mystery food."
TRACK ... SO THEREIN LIES THE CHALLENGE.
SOT: Bob Rosar/Chef, Gate Gourmet "Let's not make it airline food,
let's make it something that someone would expect to have in a
restaurant or a fine hotel.//-- "The only difference is instead of
serving 200 people a day, we serve 50,000 a day."
TRACK TO MANY PASSENGERS, WHAT SINGAPORE AIRLINES DOES, IS HARDLY
SOT Tippi Lawrence/Airline Traveler "Why are airlines maligned
about their food? Probably because it's true."
TRACK SO TRAVELERS HAVE LOWERED THEIR EXPECTATIONS.
SOT - airline traveler "Peanuts! laughs"
SOT - airline traveler "Well I wasn't impressed, but we ate
SOT 7- airline traveler "Food, in my opinion, probably the worst
part of service in airplanes."
TRACK HATTIE KAUFFMAN, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))[Horse-Show]
The Roanoke Valley horse show jumps into action today.
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This marks the 30th year of the region's longest running professional sporting event.
Organizers say this year, the competition is tougher and the economic benefit to the valley is worth millions.
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((JUNE CAMPER/HORSE SHOW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; 13-POINT-7 MILLION WILL BE BROUGHT INTO THE VALLEY. AND IT'S NEW MONEY, NOT MONEY BEING TURNED OVER, SO ITS A GREAT IMPACT FOR OUR VALLEY.))
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Tickets for the horse show range from 6-to-12 dollars. Proceeds go to the Bradley Free Clinic as well as several other charities throughout the area.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll see a company that is teaching international journalists how to survive in the world,
Also, we'll see if Tomb Raider is dead or if Atlantis floats in the battle of the weekend box office.
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While many people think the world of an international journalist can be exciting...it can also be dangerous.
In 1998 alone, 24 journalists were killed in 17 countries. Now a company in England is trying to do something about it. It's providing news people with survival training.
Kimberly Dozier has more.
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(Believe it or not...THIS is just a drill.
UPSOT: (TAPE TWO - Kidnappers screaming at captives.)
Track: But the next time these journalists go into the field, the
kidnappers, AND the bullets, may be real.
UPSOT: (Single round, maybe tuck in a cutaway, then kidnapper hisses to
hooded hack spreadeagled against brick wall.)
SOT: (Jennifer Glasse, BBC correspondent)
'I remember laying down on the ground...and thinking my goodness, my
heart is going so quickly. What can I do, what can I do to stop it?(cut
to on-cam) It's just really good to know that you're going to feel a bit
Q: If not ten times worse.
If not ten times worse.
Track: (APTN) More and more journalists are COMING UNDER FIRE -- (CBS)
EVEN being killed each year...as combatants TRY TO SHOOT the
messenger...TO KEEP the message from getting out.
(SOT: Nik Gowing, BBC anchor) (CBS)
'We are being targetted by these warring factions. They don't want us
Track: So to help journalists help themselves, this privately run
school, nestled in the English countryside, teaches them...how to
(SOT: Jon Seward, chief instructor, Centurion Risk Services)
'The dilemma that you all have, ladies and gents, is the fact that you
will never know, when it's about to happen.'
Track: These former British marines give graphic demonstrations of where
NOT to take shelter. If someone fires at your car, for example, get out.
(nast snd car doors being shot)
TRACK: Think you'd be safe behind a brick wall? Think again.
(nat snd brick walls being shot)
Track: And a bulletproof vest and helmet CAN help...but they don't make
(Show BULLET HITTING DUMMY, HELMET FALLS OFF
'On this one on the helmet, again, it's gone through the front, through
your head, and out the back.'
Track: (APTN) Knowing how to duck bullets is one more tool to HELP
JOURNALISTS COVER WARS....AND tell the story of those trapped by the
fighting, whether in Kosovo, Chechnya or Sierra Leone.
'Now the hardest lesson for journalists to learn, and one that they
can't teach here, is that the people we're covering don't have this
training, and they don't have a ticket out.'
SOT: Nik Gowing, BBC anchor
'We have to be there to bear witness, and that now carries an even
greater risk. (APTN) We have to be prepared for it.'
And maybe, just maybe, the message will bring change.
KD, CBS News, Hampshire, England))
Angelina Jolie has raided the WALLETS of movie goers.
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Her new movie "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" opens number one at the box office.
Despite weak reviews, it brought in an estimated 48 MILLION dollars in weekend ticket sales.
That's the best opening ever for a movie based on a video game.
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Disney's "Atlantis, the Lost Empire" was a distant second with 20 million dollars.
"Shrek" was third. Its weekend take had the animated comedy approaching the 200 MILLION dollar mark, making it the top money maker of the year, so far.
Last week's top film "Swordfish" dropped all the way to fourth.
Rounding out the top five, "Pearl Harbor" brought in nine and a-half million.
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[WXPRO/FULL] ROANOKE STATS
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP almost 30 points.
Nasdaq has dropped 15 points.
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Still to come on News 7 -
A surprise playoff will determine the winner of the U-S Open today -
these contestants really had something to shout about.. We'll have details coming up.
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It's going to take one more day to decide the winner of the 101st U-S Open.
(reh-TEEF GOO'-sihn) Retief Goosen and Mark Brooks will meet in an 18-hole playoff today to decide the second major of the golf season.
A meltdown on the 72nd hole resulted in the playoff.
Goosen missed a two-footer on the final hole.
Needing only a par to win, Goosen three-putted from 12 feet to force the playoff.
Brooks, who has not won a tournament since the 1996 P-G-A Championship, also bogeyed number-18.
Goosen finished with a final-round 71.
Brooks shot a 70 to also finish four under par.
It's the first 18-hole playoff at the U-S Open since 1994.
Ernie Els beat Loren Roberts and Colin Montgomerie in a three-way playoff that year.
Ricky Rudd ended his 88 race losing streak yesterday by taking the checkered flag in the Pocono 500.
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Jeff Gordon would take off like a bullet on the green flag.
He was leading the race with 165 laps to go.
Then 25 laps later, Brett Bodine gets loose going over the tunnel turn, causing a 14 car crash that collected Ward Burton, Steve Park, and 12 other drivers bringing out the caution.
Dale Jarrett, who dropped to second in the points behind Gordon, would battle the Rainbow Warrior for the lead with 138 to go, but Gordon was too strong.
Jeff Burton was making a charge to the front running in the fifth spot with 97 laps to go in the race.
Rudd passed his teammate Dale Jarrett with 42 laps to go.
He holds on to win the Pocono 500 Winston Cup race from the pole.
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Gordon was second, Jarrett third, Sterling Marlin fourth and Mark Martin fifth.
Jeff Burton finished 10-th.
Elliott Sadler 18-th, Rick Mast 22nd and Stacy Compton 23rd.
Carl Everett helped Boston get the win over Atlanta yesterday.
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Boston took a 2 to nothing lead in the first.
Then in the top of the fifth, Everett hits the fielder's choice, scoring Jose Offerman from third.
The Red Sox jumped out to a 3 to nothing lead.
Still in the fifth with the bases loaded, Shea Hillenbrand hits this sacrifice-
fly to right centerfield.
Everett tags at third and scores to make it 4 to nothing.
Boston goes on to win the game 4 to 3.
Baltimore downed the Phillies in their final game of a three game series.
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This father and son enjoyed ice cream at the game.
Brady Anderson slammed one of Baltimore's four home runs.
He had three
R-B-I's in the 10 to 7 win that also gave Jose Mercedes only his second win of the season in 10 decisions.
A harrowing Coast Guard rescue attempt is caught on tape off the coast of Alaska.
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A whale and her calf were entangled in fishing gear.
But the rescue crew had to return to base after an engine light mistakenly indicated a fire.
The marine mammal response team tried to free the whales for several hours before they were forced to return.
The crew did manage to attach a radio transmitter to the fishing line.
They'll be able to listen to the two whales as they figure out a new rescue plan.
And finally today--
You really needed some earplugs if you happened to be driving through Spivey's Corney, North Carolina over the weekend.
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These people showed off their healthy lungs in the annual national hollerin' contest.
The event started in 19-69 to help raise money for the local volunteer fire department.
Hollering, or hollerin' as it's called in the south orginated as a form of communication across farm fields.
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Kathy Jones was loud, but not quite loud enough to win--
Instead, a father and daughter team, Larry Jackson and Heather Branch walked away with this year's men's and women's titles.
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