In Oklahoma this morning, divers continue their search for victims in yesterday's deadly bridge collapse.
But as Jamie Colby tells us, they have a tough job ahead of them.
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[SUPER=03-Webbers Falls, OK; :00]
[SUPER=01-James Hill/Witness; :09]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Blann/Volunteer Rescue Diver; :38]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Frank Keating/(R) Oklahoma; :56]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Colby/Reporting; 1:17]
[OUT Q=Colby, CBS News.]
THE FIRST VICTIM PULLED OUT OF THE ARKANSAS RIVER WAS TRAPPED INSIDE
MORE BODIES WERE BROUGHT TO THE SURFACE.... ALL TRAPPED IN VEHICLES.
yt 21:00:05 James Hill/Witness: they are pulling the cars out with a
crane setting them over on the work barge and doing the extrication and
they are identifying the body there on the work barge.
THE RECOVERY EFFORT IN WEBBERS FALLS, OKLAHOMA STARTED LAST NIGHT.
IT'S BEEN TRICKY AND CONTINUES TO BE THIS MORNING.
ALTHOUGH CRANES HAVE BEEN BROUGHT IN TO STABALIZE THE BRIDGE, THE BARGE
THAT RAMMED INTO IT IS HELPING TO HOLD IT UP.
PLUS DIVERS HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH MURKY WATERS.... AND WHAT THEY CAN
SEE IT UNSETTLING.
03:00feed SOT-Joseph Blann/Volunteer Rescue Diver
"it's pretty sickening. There's a lot of people in the water, there's
debris, baby diapers, car seats up and down this side of the embankment.
It's pretty nasty.
THE BRIDGE COLLAPSED AFTER THE BARGE HIT ONE OF THE COLUMNS.
HOW IT HAPPENED ISN'T KNOWN FOR SURE BUT OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE CAPTAIN
OF THE VESSEL BLACKED OUT.
sm18:38:34SOT-Gov. Frank Keating/(R) Oklahoma
"Apparently he suffered a seizure or something behind the wheel because
the captain was in charge of the barge when the accident occurred"
THE 20-THOUSAND CARS THAT USE THIS BRIDGE DAILY NOW HAVE TO FIND A NEW
WAY TO GO.
AND THAT IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE SOME SERIOUS TRAFFIC DELAYS WITH TODAY
BEING ONE OF THE BUSIEST TRAVEL DAYS OF THE YEAR.
BUT FIRST AND FOREMOST FOR THESE WORKERS IS GETTING THE REST OF THE
VICTIMS OUT OF THE RIVER.
AUTHORITIES SAY THERE COULD BE UP TO 12 BODIES STILL SUBMERGED AND IT
COULD TAKE UNTIL TUESDAY BEFORE THE RECOVERY OPERATION IS COMPLETE.
JAMIE COLBY, CBS NEWS.
In the Middle East--
Israeli troops have moved back into Bethlehem, declaring a curfew in the city and surrounding area.
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Israel completed its major military sweep through the West Bank
several weeks ago, but the army continues the nearly daily raids in pursuit of suspected militants.
Armored personnel carriers have taken up positions in the center of Bethlehem and around a refugee camp.
The army says the second incursion in two days is aimed at militants planning more attacks in Israel.
There were four suicide bomb attacks last week.
According to the latest economic numbers, Roanoke's growth appears to be at a stand-still.
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In fact, virtually all new jobs created in the first quarter of 2002 occurred in the three largest metropolitan areas -- Northern Virginia, Richmond and Norfolk.
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But even those cities only yielded point three percent growth rate compared to the three point one percent growth of last year.
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The good news is that hourly production earnings hit record levels to 14 dollars and fifty eight cents.
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The weekly factory wage reached six hundred three dollars.
Providing high-quality products and services is getting a local supplier for the Miller Brewing Company recognition.
Industrial Technologies of Danville won the brewer's prestigious "Partners in Excellence award" for 2001.
It's the fourth time the company was chosen for the honor.
Industrial Technologies supplies bearings, drive products and rubber products for Miller's production line.
It has been in business for 25 years.
Legendary golfer Sam Snead was remembered fondly and humorously...
The golfer known for his signature straw hats, story telling and his sweet swing was laid to rest yesterday in Hot Springs.
Jennifer Miele has more on how Virginia's original Sports star will be remembered.
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[IN Q=In a small]
[SUPER=01-Bob Girling/Snead's Friend;:24]
[SUPER=01-Robert Harris/Greenbrier Resort;:46]
[OUT Q=Jennifer Miele, News 7, Bath Co.]
(( In a small church almost directly across from the Homestead, golfing legend Sam Snead was eulogized.
Friends and family were joined by the likes of Senator George Allen and golfing great Bob Goalby -- all there to pay respects.
And of course, Snead's golfing buddies turned out in their classic Sam Snead straw hats which they wore Sunday in memory of him.
((BOB GIRLING/FRIEND: HE BROUGHT GOLD INTO THE 20TH CENTURY. IF IT WASN'T FOR HIS CHARISMA IN THOSE YEARS, GOLF WOULD BE NOT A WHOLE LOT TODAY.))
Snead won 81 P-G-A tournaments, more than any other golfer.
His friends say his attitude and accomplishments are well worth remembering today.
((ROBERT HARRIS/GREENBRIER: HE WOULD ALWAYS SEE THE LIGHTER SIDE OF THINGS....POSITIVE PERSPECTIVE.))
Snead died Thursday following a series of strokes since he returned home from the Masters.
His family says his 89 years were filled with love and laughter... be it at his winter home in Florida, or his hometown of Hot Springs.
So many came to remember his life, that the overflow crowd had to be placed in the alcove of Saint Luke's Episcopal Church.
((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: SAM SNEAD EMBRACED THIS COMMUNITY BY BUILDING A RESTAURANT JUST AROUND THE CORNER FROM THIS VERY CHURCH. AND IT'S EVIDENT THE COMMUNITY EMBRACED HIM. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7, BATH COUNTY.))
In business news this morning,
Studies show America's work force is regularly putting in extra hours and swapping tunes online may be a little more difficult.
Barton Eckert has more in this morning's top business stories.
[IN Q=good morning]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]
GOOD MORNING THIS MONDAY THE 27TH OF MAY. MEMORIAL DAY.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
A DAY OF REST.. NO TRADING ON WALL STREET.. MARKETS ARE CLOSED
FOR THE HOLIDAY.
TOMORROW.. WE GET THE LATEST ON PERSONAL INCOME AND SPENDING..
MAY CONSUMER CONFIDENCE AND EXISTING HOME SALES FOR APRIL.
IT DOESN'T JUST FEEL YOU'RE PUTTING IN MORE HOURS AT THE OFFICE.
YOU REALLY ARE, ACCORDING TO A SURVEY RECENTLY CONDUCTED BY THE
WORLD'S BIGGEST RECRUITER.
OF THE 1,742 MANAGERS AND PROFESSIONALS POLLED BY MANAGEMENT
RECRUITERS INTERNATIONAL, NEARLY TWO-THIRDS WORK LATE THREE TO FIVE
DAYS A WEEK, AND ALMOST A THIRD ARE WORKING LATE AT LEAST ONCE OR
TWICE A WEEK.
THE MRI SURVEY REPORTED THAT 27.8 PERCENT OF THOSE POLLED WORK
LATE FIVE DAYS A WEEK ON AVERAGE, 35.4 PERCENT WORK LATE THREE-FOUR
DAYS ON AVERAGE, AND 32.2 PERCENT ONE-TWO DAYS. JUST 4.6 PERCENT SAID
THAT THEY NEVER WORK LATE.
THE SURVEY ALSO SHOWED THAT 32.6 PERCENT OF AMERICAN WORKERS PUT
IN ONE EXTRA HOUR WHEN THEY DO WORK LATE, WHILE 43 PERCENT WORK TWO
DON'T EXPECT TO GET FREE DOWNLOADS FROM THIS MUSIC SWAPPING
SYSTEM. ALTNET, WHICH RUNS VARIOUS FILE-SWAPPING SITES, LIKE
LIMEWIRE AND KAZAA, HAVE BUILT DIGITAL CODING INTO THEIR FILES.
IT LIMITS HOW MUCH MUSIC IS DISTRIBUTED BY A PARTICULAR ARTIST
AND EVEN ALLOWS THEM TO COLLECT FEES BEFORE A SONG IS PLAYED.
AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK OF THE MORNING'S TOP
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.
(tape tosses to stocks)
Warm weather means more people will be using the state's waterways... especially on holidays.
And officials are hoping sun-seekers will make safety their TOP priority.
Jennifer Wishon has more.
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[IN Q=This is a great weekend]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :05]
[SUPER=01-Allan Busch/Marine Firefighter; :11]
[SUPER=01-Boots Thompson/Boater; :37]
[SUPER=19-Jennifer Wishon/Reporting; 1:20]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Bedford County]
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[IN Q=This is a great]
((THIS IS A GREAT WEEKEND-- THE BEST I'VE EVER SEEN FOR MEMORIAL DAY.))
[OUT Q=for Memorial Day]
Holiday weekends attract more boaters, which means more fun and more business, but also more dangerous waters.
[IN Q=The traffic has increased]
((ALLAN BUSCH/MARINE FIREFIGHTER: THE TRAFFIC HAS INCREASED TREMENDOUSLY ON THE WEEKENDS. ON THE HOLIDAYS IT'S TEN FOLD. AND THERE'S SO MANY PEOPLE VISITING HERE OTHER PEOPLE. AND THE OTHER PROBLEM IS THE PEOPLE WHO ARE VISITING ARE OPERATING THE BOATS AND THEY'RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH BOATING.))
[OUT Q=familiar with boating]
And it's those drivers unfamiliar with the lake who can cause the most problems...
So, more experienced boaters like "Boots" Thompson make sure all safety precautions are on board.
[IN Q=What you really need]
(('BOOTS' THOMPSON/BOATER: WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO DO IS HAVE YOUR PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICES ON BOARD - WHICH ARE LIFE PRESERVERS - EVERYBODY CALLS THEM PFD'S NOW FOR SHORT. AND JUST MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A FEW FOR EACH PERSON AND WE KEEP A COUPLE EXTRA ONES ON BOARD.))
[OUT Q=ones on board]
He also says that if you are going to drink while you boat -- always have a designated driver...
Also, officials say when encountering other boats, maintain a safe speed and practice good sportsmanship.
And always leave plenty of room between boats when stopping, because when the waters are crowded there's little room for error.
[IN Q=In the Roanoke]
((ALLAN BUSCH/MARINE FIREFIGHTER: IN THE ROANOKE CHANNEL I'D SAY THE BRIDGE TO BERNARDS LANDING-- A COUPLE MILE STRETCH IS LIKE AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY ON HOLIDAY WEEKENDS.))
[OUT Q=on holiday weekends]
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[IN Q=NAT MOTOR AND WATER]
((NAT SOUND WATER AND MOTOR))
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[IN Q=Even the region's]
((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: EVEN THE REGION'S RECENT DROUGHT HASN'T KEPT HOLIDAY TRAVELERS FROM SETTING SAIL. AND THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND PROMISES TO DRAW AN EVEN BIGGER CROWD. HOWEVER, WHILE FUN IN THE SUN IS IMPORTANT OFFICIALS SAY SAFETY MUST COME FIRST. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7 BEDFORD COUNTY))
[OUT Q=News 7, Bedford County]))
The Mill Mountain Star will continue to shine its patriotic colors - for now at least.
A week after the September 11th attacks, the city of Roanoke decided to change the star from white to red, white, and blue.
Originally the plan was to keep it that way for only 30 days.
But eight months later, the star is still shining red, white, and blue and the city says for now it will remain that color.
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[IN Q=I think there]
((CHRIS SLONE/ROANOKE CITY SPOKESPERSON: I THINK THERE WOULD BE SOME DISCUSSION AMONG COUNCIL. CLEARLY, THE RESOLUTION SAID AFTER 30 DAYS IT COULD GO BACK TO WHITE OR IT SHOULD GO BACK TO WHITE. I THINK FROM THIS POINT FORWARD IS JUST THEM SAYING LOOK WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO GIVE THIS TRIBUTE TO THE CITIZENS, PATRIOTISM, AND PRIDE.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Slone/Roanoke City Spokesperson]
[OUT Q=patriotism and pride]
In September, Downtown Roanoke Incorporated also decided to ask local businesses to change their own bulbs to red, white, and blue.
A spokesperson says that was part of the annual winter lights program and that it is now over so businesses can decide on their own whether they want to change the lights back to their original color.
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Crews at the scene of a bridge collapse in Oklahoma will resume their search for victims after daylight.
[SUPER=03-Webbers Falls, OK;]
So far, three bodies have been removed from the Arkansas River.
Officials say they might find as many as 12 victims trapped inside their vehicles under water.
A barge hit the interstate bridge during a storm, collapsing a
500-foot section of roadway.
About a dozen vehicles plunged into the river.
Officials believe the captain of the vessel blacked out.
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[IN Q=Apparently, he suffered]
((GOV. FRANK KEATING/R- OKLAHOMA: APPARENTLY HE SUFFERED A SEIZURE OR SOMETHING BEHIND THE WHEEL " ))
[SUPER=01-Gov. Frank Keating/(R) Oklahoma;]
[OUT Q=behind the wheel.]
The 20- thousand cars that use the bridge on a daily basis now have to find a new way to go.
And that is expected to cause some serious traffic delays with today being one of the busiest travel days of the year.
A team of American investigators is on its way to help with the investigation of the China Airlines disaster.
For no apparent reason, the plane broke into four pieces and plunged into the sea on Saturday.
All 225 people on board were killed.
Members of the N-T-S-B are joining the crash investigation because the Boeing 747 was American-made.
Meanwhile, Taiwan investigators are preparing to recover the black boxes.
It was Asia's third major air disaster in six weeks.
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
In medical news,
Good News for smokers and drinkers.
Jamie Colby has in this morning's Health check.
[IN Q=good news for ]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Colby/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((GOOD NEWS FOR SMOKERS.
A NEW STUDY SAYS THAT PHYSICALLY FIT PEOPLE ARE LESS LIKELY TO DIE OF
CANCER, EVEN IF YOU SMOKE.
BUT THE BENEFITS MAY ONLY COME WITH VIGOROUS EXERCISE, BRISK WALKS JUST
DON'T CUT IT.
THE STUDY FOLLOWED ALMOST 26-THOUSAND MEN FOR 10 YEARS.
THE MOST FIT MEN HAD A 55 PERCENT LOWER RISK OF CANCER DEATH.
IF YOU'RE A WINE DRINKER, YOU CAN BREATH EASIER... LITERALLY.
A NEW STUDY SHOWS THAT WINE DRINKING IMPROVES LUNG FUNCTIONING.
WHITE WINE HAS MORE BENEFITS THAN RED WINE.
IT IS NOT KNOWN WHY WINE HELPS THE LUNGS.
RESEARCHERS DON'T THINK IT'S THE ALCOHOL BUT ACTUALLY ANTIOXIDANT
MOLECULES THAT MAY WARD OFF CELL DAMAGE.
THE BATTLE AGAINST OBESITY IS BEING LOST IN EVERY CORNER OF THE NATION.
A NEW SURVEY FOUND THAT BETWEEN 19-91 AND 2-THOUSAND OBESTIY ROSE IN
THE STUDY ALSO FOUND THAT BINGE DRINKING INCREASED IN 19 STATES AND
NEARLY A THIRD OF ALL STATES REPORTED AN INCREASE IN SMOKING.
AND THOSE ARE SOME OF TODAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES.
I'M JAMIE COLBY, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.
A huge wildfire is moving toward homes on Mount Lemmon near Tucson, Arizona-- forcing about 100 residents to evacuate.
[SUPER=03-Near Tucson, AZ;]
The blaze hasn't damaged any buildings yet, but officials say as many as 700 homes could be in jeopardy.
It's charred 12- thousand-500 acres so far, and is still growing in the Coronado National Forest.
Hundreds of firefighters are fighting the blaze, including 15 of the 18 hotshot crews that are available nationwide.
The fire is now about 50 percent contained.