Today on News 7 at 5, flight attendants want more help fighting air rage. We'll have the details.
Plus local fire fighters have to fight a steep mountain before they can battle a blaze.
Kicking off the weekend with a hot forecast. Then a threat of showers on Sunday. More on the forecast coming up.
Also today, a candidate for Attorney General cries foul over a deceptive internet page.
and we'll see the contribution a local company has made to a ground breaking artificial heart.
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[SOT 13:48:20 CBS]
[IN Q=Please help me ]
[OUT Q=I didn't do nothing wrong]
Flight and ground attendants want the government to step in to take some of the violence out of the friendly skies.
Airline employees on the ground and in the air today pleaded for more help in controlling out of control passengers who usually have had too much to drink.
Drew Levinson has more.
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[SUPER=01-Patricia Friend/Assoc. of Flight Attendants;]
[SUPER=01-Lynn White/Flight Attendant;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[SUPER=01-Luis Manon/Ticket Agent;]
[OUT Q=CBS News Chicago]
((Flight attendants give the airlines and the government an F for
failing to help solve the problem of Air Rage.
(SOT PATRICIA FRIEND/ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS PRESIDENT)
IF THE AIRLINES WONT VOLUNTARILY TAKE THE ACTIONS THEY SHOULD. THE FAA
HAS TO STEP UP AND DO THEIR JOBS.
(SUPER: APRIL 20, 2001)
This woman-caught on home video last year-became enraged on board a
United Airlines Jet-the flight had to be delayed.
(SOT LYNN WHITE/FLIGHT ATTENDANT)
THE MORE I TRIED TO CALM HER, THE MORE VIOLENT SHE BECAMEKICKING DOORS.
(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON )
BOTH PASSENGERS AND AIRLINE EMPLOYEES AGREE THE MAIN PROBLEM IS VOLUME.
THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE FLYING TODAY THAN EVER BEFORE AND THE INDUSTRY IS
NOT EQUIPPED TO HANDLE THEM.
(SOT JIM MCGILL/PASSENGER)
THEYVE GOT TO PROPERLY STAFF TO HANDLE THE GROWING NUMBER OF PEOPLE
The ire stems from delayed or overbooked flights and oftentimes begins
on the ground-air rage now has a companion-ground rage.
Earlier this year a jury acquitted a passenger of an assault that broke
a gate agents neck at Newark.
Chicago ticket agent Luis Manon says hes still on medication after a
passenger struck him in the face for not getting a seat.
(SOT LUIS MANON/TICKET AGENT)
NOONE HAS THE RIGHT TO HURT ANYONE FOR DOING THEIR JOB.
Airline workers fear bad things will continue to happen until the
government steps up and enforces laws dealing with abusive passengers.
One airline rid itself of the slogan-fly the friendly skies-maybe thats
because the skies aren't so friendly anymore.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Chicago.))
An American serviceman accused of raping a Japanese woman is officially under arrest.
Timothy Woodland was handed over to Japanese police early this morning.
The 24-year old Air Force staff sergeant is suspected of raping an Okinawan woman outside a row of bars last Friday.
Before handing Woodland over the U.S wanted to make sure he would have legal counsel and an interpretor.
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[IN Q=Ladies and gentlemen, I have just met...]
[SUPER=01-Howard Baker/U.S. Ambassador to Japan;]
((HOWARD BAKER/U.S. AMBASSADOR TO JAPAN: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I HAVE JUST MET WITH FOREIGN MINISTER TANAKA. I HAVE CONVEYED TO HER THE INFORMATION THAT MY GOVERNMENT IS PREPARED TO TRANSFER CUSTODY OF SENIOR STAFF SERGEANT WOODLAND, PRIOR TO INDICTMENT AS REQUESTED BY THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT ON JULY 2ND.))
[OUT Q=Japanese government on July 2nd.]
The Woodland case is the latest in a series of sex crimes committed by soldiers in Japan in recent years.
A couple of holiday cook-outs side-by-side on Memorial Day at Hunt Manor Apartments.
When a gun went off in the midst of one, witnesses first thought it was a fire cracker.
Then they found 40-year old Keith Anthony Dillard on the ground with a bullet in his chest.
Not long afterwards Teon Lee Parris agreed to talk with police.
He told them his gun went off by accident.
At a preliminary hearing this morning, a city police detective related to the judge what Parris told him.
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[IN Q=He asked Mr. Dillard]
((HE ASKED MR. DILLARD IF HE PUT HIS HANDS ON HIS MOTHER. MR. DILLARD STATED, IF I WAS GOING TO DO ANYTHING.... I JUST DON'T WANT YOU PUTTING YOUR HANDS ON MY MAMA.))
[SUPER=01-M.E. Meador/Roanoke Police Detective]
[OUT Q=on my Mama.]
Detective Meador said Parris quoted Dillard as saying: if you fight me and beat me, I'm going to get my gun and I'm going to kill you AND your Mama.
Parris also said he'd been pointing the gun at the ground and didn't know he'd shot Dillard until he saw blood.
The judge concluded Parris intentionally fired the gun, so he certified a charge of first- degree murder against Parris.
The latest political victim of "cybersquatting" is Republican Attorney General candidate Jerry Kilgore.
If you type in KILGORE-2001-dot-COM or dot-ORG on the Internet, you are instantly linked to the opposition.
Today, the Kilgore campaign blasted the campaign of Democrat Donald McEachin for what it called "disingenuous" campaign tactics.
Reporters told Kilgore the McEachin campaign is apparently NOT responsible. Kilgore has asked the individual who is to cease and desist.
[IN Q=I think campaigns ought to]
((JERRY KILGORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: I THINK CAMPAIGNS OUGHT TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND BE RESPONSIBLE... APPLAUD MCEACHIN FOR DOING THAT TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/(R) Candidate for Attorney General;]
[OUT Q=McEachin for doing that today.]
But McEachin's press secretary says Kilgore should have checked it out himself before pointing fingers.
[IN Q=We just learned his name]
((STEVE VAUGHAN/MCEACHIN SPOKESMAN: WE JUST LEARNED HIS NAME FIVE MINUTES AGO IN RESPONSE TO INQUIRIES FROM THE PRESS...KILGORE CAMPAIGN DIDN'T DO THAT RESEARCH ITSELF.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Vaughan/McEachin Spokesman;]
[OUT Q=do that research itself.]
The domain names are registered to a Vienna man who could NOT be reached this afternoon.
Just for the record, Kilgore's web address is "KILGORE for A-G - dot -COM."
A fire in Botetourt County is burning on the Appalachian Trail.
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Nearly 20 firefighters are working on the five-acre fire on Tinker Mountain.
Steep terrain is hampering efforts to extinguish the blaze, but officials say they have the fire about 50-percent contained.
Firefighters are blaming the blaze on lightning or a hiker.
No homes are threatened.
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Still to come on the newscast, one of the President's daughters learns how much it costs to use a fake I-D to buy alcohol,
Also we'll see how a new device is changing the way we look at ultrasound tests.
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School districts across our region are learning an important lesson this summer.
Its not easy finding and keeping teachers.
Educators predict a nationwide shortage of more than two million teachers over the next ten years.
Many area school districts are having trouble filling positions in math, science, and special education.
That's forcing school districts to compete with one another to hire qualified teachers.
[IN Q=I was at one job fair]
((CHARLES PRESTON/HENRY CO. SCHOOLS: I WAS AT ONE JOB FAIR THIS YEAR WHERE THE SCHOOL DIVISION IN MATH OFFERED 5,000 DOLLARS AS A SIGNING BONUS AND A SCHOOL DIVISION LIKE HENRY COUNTY JUST CAN'T AFFORD TO DO THAT AT THIS STAGE.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Preston/Henry Co. Schools]
[OUT Q=that at this stage]
Henry County wanted to offer signing bonuses this year but couldn't due to budget restraints.
But some schools districts do have signing bonuses and other unique incentives.
Tonight at six, we'll tell you what they are and whether they're working to attract teachers to the classroom.
A former F-B-I agent will be sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in one of America's
most serious espionage cases.
The plea agreement allows Robert Hanssen to avoid a possible death penalty.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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[IN Q=Appearing in a prison uniform...]
[SUPER=04-Artist: William Hennessy, Jr.;]
[SUPER=01-Ken Melson/Acting U.S. Attorney General;]
[SUPER=01-Plato Cacheris/Hanssen Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany reporting;]
(((SUPER: COURTROOM ART BY WILLIAM HENNESSY, JR.)
APPEARING IN A PRISON UNIFORM, A GAUNT ROBERT HANSSEN TOLD U.S DISTRICT
JUDGE CLAUDE HILTON HE SPIED FOR MOSCOW. WHEN ASKED HOW HE PLEADED,
HANSSEN REPLIED GUILTY.
(SOT) Ken Melson/Acting U.S. Attorney General
His plea of guilty brings to a close one of the most disturbing and
appalling storoies of a turncoat imaginable.
57-YEAR-OLD HANSSEN PLEADED GUILTY TO 15 COUNTS OF ESPIONAGE AND
CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ESPIONAGE AFTER SELLING SECRETS TO MOSCOW FOR MORE
THAN 15 YEARS. HIS CRIME PAID HIM ONE-POINT-FOUR MILLION DOLLARS IN
CASH AND DIAMONDSALL OF WHICH HE MUST NOW RETURN TO THE U-S GOVERNMENT.
He betrayed his fellow Americans for no reason other than greed and that
he caused irreparable damage to the national security of the United
FEBRUARY AT A VIRGINIA PARK NOT FAR FROM HIS HOME, HANSSEN DELIVERED A
PACKAGE FOR PICKUP BY THE RUSSIANS. IT WOULD BE HIS LAST SPY DELIVERY.
F-B-I AGENTS MOVED IN AND ARRESTED THEIR COLLEAGUE.
He disgraced himself and he disgraced his badge.
HANSSEN HAS AGREED TO TELL INVESTIGATORS EVERYTHING, INCLUDING ALL THE
TOP U.S. SECRETS HE SOLD TO SOVIET AND RUSSIAN AGENTS.
(SOT)PLATO CACHERIS/HANSSEN ATTORNEY
I think they want to know how he did it and how he got away with it.
And I think that he would give invaluable information to his
interrogators about those subjects.
HANSSENSS FAMILY GETS TO KEEP THEIR VIRGINIA HOME AND AS LONG AS HIS
WIFE CONTINUES TO COOPERATE WITH AUTHORITIES, PART OF HANSSENS PENSION
WILL GO TO HIS WIFE AND SIX KIDS. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
One of President Bush's twin daughters will have to fork over 600 dollars for violating underage-drinking laws.
Jenna Bush will also lose her driver's license for 30 days.
Her attorney appeared on her behalf today and entered a ``no contest'' plea to a misdemeanor charge of a minor misrepresenting her age.
Authorities say the 19-year old tried to use someone else's I-D to buy alcohol at an Austin restaurant on May 31st.
It's her second underage drinking-related offense.
The judge also ordered Jenna Bush to perform 36 hours of community service and attend alcohol-awareness classes.
A local company played a major role in developing the first self-contained battery powered heart.
Kollmorgen in Radford designed and produced the heart's motor.
Earlier this week, the heart was implanted in a human for the first time at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
The motor is the power plant that makes it possible for the heart to pump blood.
Kollmorgan began designing the motor in 1997.
It consists of two components and is only an inch in diameter.
Kollmorgen specializes in motion controlled products.
A new and improved ultrasound is being used in Great Britain.
The device provides 3-D pictures so detailed you can see a baby yawning.
Computer processing makes the pictures more realistic than any ever seen before.
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[IN Q=This adds]
(( PROFESSOR STUART CAMPBELL, OBSTETRICIAN: "THIS
ADDS SOMETHING EXTRA, IT SHOWS THE SURFACE FEATURES OF THE BABY MUCH
MORE CLEARER. OBVIOUSLY THE FACE WHICH EVERYBODY RECOGNIZES, THE SCULL
BONE THE SPINE, THE LONG BONES , THE FINGERS THE TOES. THESE SORT OF
STRUCTURES ARE MORE CLEARLY SEEN." ))
[SUPER=01-Stuart Campbell/Obstetrician; :03]
[OUT Q=more clearly seen.]
Not only can parents see their babies more clearly, but doctors can now look to see if the baby is moving correctly or if there are any birth defects.
Coming up in just a moment, Robin will join us with our detailed forecast,
But first, we'll tell you why highway construction near their home has help put three children on the pathway to prosperity.
Three children in Oregon have learned that time really is money.
After traffic began to back up on the highway, they discovered travellers were willing to pay to take a shortcut across their property.
Pat McGillivray has more.
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[SUPER=03-Marcola, OR; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pat McGillivray/Reporting ;:19]
[SUPER=01-Penny Jordan/Detour Creator; :36]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Jordan/11 Years Old; :46]
[OUT Q=I'm Pat McGillivray.]
(( THE CONSTRUCTION
ON MARCOLA ROAD NORTH
OF SPRINGFIELD HAS
BEEN GOING ON FOR
IT'S BACKED UP
TRAFFIC, CAUSING WAITS
AS LONG AS 20 MINUTES.
I just sit
there and get more
CG: Pat McGillivray But some
young entrepeneurs are
taking advantage of
the delays here.
They're cashing in
with their own private
detour around the
DRIVERS CAN GO
THROUGH THE JORDAN
FAMILY PROPERTY AND
BYPASS THE ROAD
50-CENTS A TRIP.
CG: Penny Jordan/
I said you
know Sean I'd bet
they'd use our dirt
road to detour on and
he goes yeah, do you
think we could do it?
THE BRIGHT IDEA
HAS TURNED INTO A BIG
MONEY MAKER FOR THE
THREE JORDAN CHILDREN.
CG: Brandon Jordan/
11 Year Old Entrepreneur
That's all I
was hoping for was
getting enough money
to rent a video game.
I got enough money to
rent like 20 video
THE DETOUR IS A
FOR DRIVERS WILLING TO
PAY TO AVOID A LONG
CG: Kurt Hochnadel/
just taken the road
there waiting in the
heat for a half an
hour, ya know this is
an outstanding deal.
IT CAN'T GET ANY
EASIER THAN THIS.
PEOPLE DRIVE UP AND
HAND THEM MONEY.
nat snd money
dropping into bucket.
THE GOOD NEWS
HERE IS THE ROAD
CONSTRUCTION IS FAR
FROM OVER, SO MORE
TRAFFIC AND MORE MONEY
WILL BE HEADING THEIR
Have a good
day. Thanks very
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Race fans in Daytona are getting a little soggy. Roy Stanley will have the latest on the rain soaked NASCAR qualifying,
And then following sports, we'll meet one of the latest British bands to take America by storm.
On Wall Street today, the stock markets dropped sharply as more companies shared their bad news.
Marketwatch's Renay San Miguel explains.
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[OUT Q=News 7 at 5.]
O-K Shannon thank you and welcome to the end of the week two minute ticker.
Lets go to Daytona as the Winston Cup drivers are in a rain delay for qualifying for the Pepsi 400. Dodge is the team to beat so far.
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Sterling Marlin sits on the pole after turning the 2 mile track in a speed of 183 point 778 miles per hour.
South Boston's Ward Burton was on the outside and Casey Atwood was third and here's a look at the cars that have qualified so far.
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[SUPER=0107-1. Sterling Marlin/183.778/2. Ward Burton//3. Casey Atwood//4. Jeff Gordon//5. Andy Houston//;]
[SUPER=0107-6. John Andretti//7. Jeff Purvis//8. Ricky Craven//9. Dave Blaney//10. Matt Kenseth//;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Dave Marcis//12. Kyle Petty//13. Bill Elliott//14. Dale Jarrett//15. Ricky Rudd//;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Michael Waltrip//17. Mike Skinner//18. Rusty Wallace//19. Jason Leffler//20. Steve Park//;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Kurt Busch//22. Jeff Burton//23. Todd Bodine//24. Rick Mast//25. Bobby Labonte//;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Bobby Hamilton//27. Robert Pressley//28. Tony Stewart//29. Jerry Nadeau//30. Brett Bodine//;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Elliott Sadler//32. Ken Schrader//33. Jeremy Mayfield//34. Hut Stricklin//35. Mike Wallace//;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Mike Bliss//37. Andy Hillenburg//;]
[OUT Q=...last driver."]
Is Mark McGwire nearing the end of his brilliant career?
McGwire is stuck in the worst slump of his career. He's 0 for 29 and he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he doesn't exepct to be back to full strength from a knee injury for at least a year.
The 37 year old first baseman said he was embarrassed about the slump that his dropped his average to 183.
McGwire signed a two year contract extension this season that will pay him 30-million in 2002 and 2003.
George Lynch wrapped up his basketball camp earlier this week.
He's now taking a break before he begins working himself back into shape after recovering from a broken foot.
But a question that Lynch addressed during his camp this week was is Larry Brown returning for another season.
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[IN Q="I saw...]
[SUPER=01-George Lynch/76-ers Forward; :]
[OUT Q=.......work so."]
Patrick Rafter moves into the mens final at Wimbledon more on that at six and Shannon will be back in a moment.
A British Alternative Rock band is taking the U-S by storm.
As Rebecca Rankin tells us, Radiohead has a pretty passionate following.
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[SUPER=01-Rebecca Rankin/VH-1 Reporter; :01]
[SUPER=01-Phil Selwayed O'Brien/Radiohead; :42]
[SUPER=01-Thom Yorke Colin Greenwood/Radiohead; 1:05]
[OUT Q=I'm Rebecca Rankin]
I'M HANGING OUT IN SANTA BARBARA CALIFORNIA AT THE RADIOHEAD SHOW
....EVERYBODY IS PSYCHED THEY ARE GOING UP TO SEE THE GUYS PLAY
LIVE....THEY'VE GOT A REALLY LONG WALK, BUT THEY'RE GONNA BE REWARDED IN
END. A LITTLE BIT EARLIER, WE GOT A CHANCE TO SIT DOWN WITH THE BAND AND
TALK TO THEM ABOUT TOURING AMERICA AND ALSO THEIR NEW ALBUM AMNESIAC.
RADIOHEAD'S ENJOYS A CULT LIKE POPULARITY WITH THEIR FANS. THEY'VE
TWO ALBUMS IN THE PAST YEAR, KID A DEBUTING AT NUMBER ONE AND AMNESIAC
MISSING THE TOP SPOT. THEIR SUMMER TOUR IS ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED
SHOWS OF THE SEASON.
REB Q: Differences for you guys touring over here as opposed to Europe?
Um, um actually chiefly just different kinds of venues I think. I think
venues really determine the kind of response you'll get off the
I mean over hear we've been playing in-in-the sheds so you know you get
everybody laid out in the back on the grass verges just like really
out for the evening and so that kind of sets for, sets the tone for the
MIX THE ATMOSPHERE WITH THE BAND'S BASIC APPROACH AND IT MAKES A GREAT
it's kind of not really about what you're playing, it's about the state
mind you're in when you're playing it. Um if you still, if you still love
what you're doing, that's fine if you don't love what you're doing then
home and take a rest.
BUT RIGHT NOW, TOURING AMERICA IS ALL GOOD.
When we get bored, we tend to fall apart and when we have a good time
just good fun. So it's pretty chilled out at the moment. I'm enjoying it
quite a lot.
'AMNESIAC' SOLD OVER 230,000 COPIES IN IT'S FIRST WEEK OUT- WHICH MEANS
GUYS DEFINITELY HAVE STAYING POWER ....FOR MORE ON THE INTERVIEW, GO TO
VH1.COM, THEY TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING FROM THE EPISODE OF SOUTH PARK THAT
THEY'VE DONE TO LENDING A SONG TO THE WINTER OLYMPICS NEXT YEAR. I'M
REBECCA RANKIN IN SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA AT THE RADIOHEAD SHOW. ))