The search for more bodies resumes later this morning at the scene of a bridge collapse in Oklahoma.
[SUPER=03-Webbers Falls, OK;]
Rescue workers are using sonar to locate vehicles that fell into
the Arkansas River after a barge struck the bridge over the
Bad weather has hampered the search.
The death toll now stands at seven.
Truck driver Rodney Tidwell was on the bridge when it broke apart, but he was one of the lucky ones.
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[SOT 3:05:39 ]
[IN Q=Last thing]
[OUT Q=coming back to me.]
Officials say the captain of a towboat pushing two barges side-by-side apparently blacked out for a couple of minutes.
Preliminary tests show the captain had not been using alcohol or
A crowd of over 15- hundred is expected to attend a memorial service for Chandra Levy in her hometown of Modesto, California.
The remains of the Washington intern were discovered in a D-C park last week.
Today, police are expected to resume their search for more clues.
Meanwhile, a medical examiner is expected to rule on the cause of manner of Levy's death.
Authorities say Levy was likely the victim of foul play, but they add that they have no prime suspect in the case.
Fire burned a northeast Roanoke duplex forcing five people to relocate...
Firefighters were called to Whitney Avenue around 5:30 yesterday afternoon.
They found the duplex in flames. Most of the fire was in the front of the two-story structure, and the blaze burned through the roof. Both apartments were heavily damaged, and the Red Cross was called in to relocate all five residents.
Firefighters say one person was treated for minor injuries, but wasn't taken to the hospital. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Navy serviceman and Roanoke native Donald McArthur Young was among the many honored by the city of Roanoke at a Memorial Day ceremony yesterday.
Young was killed at the Pentagon during the September 11th attacks.
Roanoke City Councilman Bill Bestpitch gave Young's widow the key to the city.
His name is now engraved in the Roanoke Valley War Memorial "Wall of Honor."
Young was 41 when he died.
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[IN Q=We were getting]
((FELICIA YOUNG/YOUNG'S WIDOW: WE WERE GETTING READY TO GO ON VACATION THAT HAPPENED TUESDAY. FRIDAY WAS VACATION AND THE FOLLOWING FRIDAY WAS HIS BIRTHDAY. I TALKED TO HIM SUNDAY AND HE SAID I LOVE YOU AND I'LL SEE YOU FRIDAY.))
[SUPER=01-Felicia Young/Young's Widow]
[OUT Q=you Friday.]
Dozens of Veterans also attended the ceremony to honor their fallen brothers and sisters, especially those who perished on September 11th.
A prayer from one Chaplain read, "Eternal Father, we Your children, living in a world of disorder and strife, pray for your help."
You're about to see a picture of Roanoke's very own human flag.
In honor of Memorial Day, two Q-99 D.J.'s decided to gather enough people to create the giant flag.
A listener called in to give them the idea... and six hundred people showed up to make it happen.
Each held up either a red, white or blue piece of poster board.
Q-99 says the symbolic nature of the flag is so much stronger since the September 11th attacks.
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[IN Q=Memorial Days kind]
((DAVID PAGE: MEMORIAL DAYS KIND OF COME AND GO EACH YEAR AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS WHERE AM I GOING TO GO FOR A BAR-B-Q. ONCE IN A WHILE IT'S NICE TO PULL BACK AND REMEMBER WHAT MEMORIAL DAY IS ALL ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-David Page/Q-99 D. J.]
[OUT Q=all about.]
Though Daniels and Page say the event was successful, they don't plan to make it an annual event.
In business news, Wall Street reopens for business today after taking a break for Memorial Day.
The stock market closed sharply lower on Friday ahead of the holiday weekend.
Ed Crane takes a look at the numbers in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; ]
[OUT Q=New York]
THE DOW SHED ONE PERCENT, DROPPING 111 POINTS...ONLY 3 OF THE 30 STOCKS
IN THE INDEX CLOSED HIGHER, HOME DEPOT, EASTMAN KODAK AND MC DONALDS.
PERCENTAGE WISE THE LOSS WAS WORSE FOR THE NASDAQ---THE 36 DIP A LOSS OF
CHIP STOCKS TOOK A POUNDING AFTER GOLDMAN SACHS PREDICTED A SLOW DOWN IN
I-T SPENDING BY MANY BUSINESSES..APPLIED MATERIALS, K-L-A TENCOR AND
TERADYNE WERE AMONG THE LOSERS.
ESS=stocks to watch:bgen/tyco
AMONG STOCKS TO WATCH...BIOGEN SOARED 20 PERCENT HIGHER AFTER WINNING
PRELIMINARY F-D-A APPROVAL FOR A NEW PSORIAS DRUG...AND IT WAS A ROLLER
COASTER RIDE FOR TYCO...WHICH GAINED THEN FELL ON NEWS OF A LEHMAN
BROTHERS OFFER FOR TYCO'S C-I-T SUBSIDARY...APPARENTLY REJECTED AS
INSUFFICIENT LATER IN THE SESSION.
INVESTORS FACE A SHORT BUT BUSY WEEK WHEN TRADING RESUMES TUESDAY..THE
MARKETS COULD BE MOVED BY REPORTS ON CONSUMER CONFIDENCE AND PERSONAL
INCOME, EXISTING HOME SALES, FACTORY ORDERS, AND A WEEK ENDING REPORT ON
CONSUMER SENTIMENT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN..
ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH.NEW YORK.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
In medical news, a new advanced M-R-I machine gives doctors a closer and clearer look at patients.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((A PILL TAKEN FOR DEPRESSION MAY ACTUALLY SAVE YOU FROM DYING OF A HEART
NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT WHEN ZOLOFT WAS TAKEN BY PATIENTS AFTER A HEART
ATTACK, THEY WERE LESS LIKELY TO SUFFER ANOTHER ATTACK AND MORE LIKELY
TO LIVE LONGER.
DOCTORS CAUTION THAT THE SAMPLE SIZE IN THIS STUDY WAS TOO SMALL TO DRAW
ANY DEFINITE CONCLUSIONS.
NEW TECHNOLOGY IS ALLOWING DOCTORS TO GET A CLOSER LOOK AT THEIR
THE NEW MACHINE IS ACTUALLY AN ADVANCED M-R-I.
THE 'EXCITE' GIVES FOUR TIMES THE IMAGE QUALITY... AND PROVIDES RESULTS
PATIENTS SHOULD ALSO BE MORE COMFORTABLE SINCE THEY DON'T HAVE TO HOLD
THEIR BREATH FOR A LONG TIME LIKE THEY DO WITH CURRENT M-R-I MACHINES.
SUMMER HAS UNOFFICIALLY STARTED AND FUN IN THE SUN OFTEN LEADS TO
WORRIES OF SKIN CANCER.
HOWEVER THERE IS NEW PROTECTION OUT THERE.
YOU MAY BE USING IT AND NOT EVEN KNOW IT.
MANY SUNSCREENS THIS YEAR HAVE A NEW INGREDIENT CALLED ASTUHZANTHIN
TESTS SHOW IT IS 1-HUNDRED TIMES MORE POWERFUL THAN VITAMIN E AT
FIGHTING U-V-A AND U-V-B RAYS.
AND THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES.
I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
The Reverend Bob Childress is well- known in western Virginia, for the six stone churches his congregations built in Carroll, Floyd and Patrick Counties. He was the subject of the book, "The Man Who Moved a Mountain."
More than 45-years after Childress' death, a new play is bringing the story to a new audience.
As Joe Dashiell reports, it is making a fresh impact on the communities where he lived.
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[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF PLAY]
[SUPER=01-Fred Brim/Clark's Creek Church; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Maiolo/Playwright; 2:04]
[SUPER=01-Michael Patton/"Bob Childress"; 2:26 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Jo Burke/Director; 2:30 QUICK!]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Floyd]
(( Long before "The Man Who Moved a Mountain" reached the stage of the June Bug Center in April, all eight performances were sold out.
[NAT SOUND OF PLAY]
[IN Q=Just so you'll know]
((JUST SO YOU'LL KNOW THIS IS NOT MY IDEA. MY FRIENDS THEY'VE BEEN URGING ME FOR YEARS TO WRITE THE STORY OF MY LIFE. I TRIED TO TELL THEM THAT LIFE IS IN THE LIVING NOT IN THE TELLING.))
[OUT Q=not in the telling.]
An adaptation of Richard Davids' book, the production tells the story of Bob Childress, from his rabble rousing youth, to his religious awakening, and his return to Buffalo Mountain as a Presbyterian Minister.
[NAT SOT OF CHOIR SINGING]
[IN Q=It has landed, landed landed]
((IT HAS LANDED, LANDED, LANDED, REVEREND CHILDRESS. IT HAS LANDED, LANDED, LANDED REVEREND CHILDRESS.))
[OUT Q=Reverend Childress.]
Deacon Fred Brim and other members of Clark's Creek Progressive Primitive Baptist Church were there on opening night, invited to sing during intermission.
Brim and other members of the congregation met Childress fifty three years ago, when he visited their Patrick County church and invited the choir to sing in his.
[SOT FRED BRIM]
[IN Q=Do you know what he was doing]
((FRED BRIM: DO YOU KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING, BECAUSE HE WAS A CHRISTIAN MAN. HE WAS A MAN THAT FEARED GOD. AND HE SAID LOOK, IT'S TIME FOR US TO PUT AWAY OUR COLOR, PUT IT AWAY AND LET'S SERVE GOD TOGETHER. AND FROM THAT DAY ON WE HAD A WONDERFUL RELATIONSHIP.))
[OUT Q=had a wonderful relationship.]
The production was also a personal milestone for playwright Joseph Maiolo. Born in West Virginia, and raised in
the coalfields of southwestVirginia, the Minnesota college professor acquired the rights to the story.
[MORE NAT SOUND OF PLAY]
He has spent more than a decade working toward a feature film and a documentary, but the play he wrote with colleague Tom Isbell was the first to make it into production.
[SOT JOE MAIOLO SPEAKING TO CAST MEMBERS 01:12:26]
[IN Q=YOU ARE MY FIRST FAMILY]
((YOU ARE MY FIRST FAMILY. NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, OR WHOEVER PLAYS, OR ANYTHING ELSE IN ANY OF THESE ENDEAVORS, YOU ARE THE ONES THAT CREATED IT AND IT'S MY FIRST PLAY.))
[OUT Q=and it's my first play.]
Members of the Childress family, including three of Bob Childress' children were also in the audience... son Brian joined the actors on stage for one of their final curtain calls.
[SOT OF ACTOR & DIRECTOR]
[IN Q=There were a lot]
((MICHAEL PATTON/"BOB CHILDRESS": THERE WERE A LOT OF THE CHILDRESS FAMILY HERE AND THEY SEEMED TO BE PLEASED, SO THAT WAS A WONDERFUL FEELING. AND OUR DIRECTOR'S HAPPY, SO THAT'S THE GREATEST THING.))
((JO BURKE/DIRECTOR: IT WAS VERY GOOD. I'M VERY PLEASED WITH IT. VERY PROUD OF EVERYBODY. AND VERY GRATEFUL.))
[OUT Q=and very grateful.]
The show was presented by the Jacksonville Center, located in a former dairy barn on the outskirts of Floyd, the building awaits major renovations and new life as a creative arts center.
And if organizers have their way, the world premiere won't be the final performance here.
[NAT SOUND OF PLAY]
They hope to build an amphitheater and bring the show back as an outdoor drama, that would continue to tell the story of "The Man Who Moved a Mountain," for many years to come.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Floyd))
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
The Roanoke County man who was detained in Israel for three weeks is back home.
Nathan Musselman received a warm welcome from family and friends as he arrived at the Roanoke Regional Airport yesterday afternoon.
But as Joe Dashiell reports, Musselman says his return to U.S. soil is bittersweet.
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[IN Q=Nathan Musselman]
[SUPER=01-Nathan Musselman/Peace Activist; :22]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke]
((Nathan Musselman's return to Roanoke brought tears from his parents...
[NAT SOUND OF APPLAUSE]
and applause from the friends who had waited anxiously for news of his release.
After 24 days in Israeli prisons, Musselman was happy to be home, but said he also carried a sense of personal loss.
[IN Q=It's great to see my family again]
((IT'S GREAT TO SEE MY FAMILY AGAIN. ALTHOUGH I'M VERY SAD TO BE LEAVING PALESTINE IN THE WAY THAT I DID, VERY SAD FOR ME TO LEAVE MY FRIENDS THERE AND MY STUDIES AND ALL THAT I WAS LIVING FOR OVER THERE.))
[OUT Q=living for over there.]
Musselman was detained May 2nd, when he joined other international peace activists outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
He took part in a demonstration that allowed others to deliver food to the Palestinians inside who were involved in a stand-off with Israeli forces.
Musselman says he has no regrets about his involvement.
[SOT 19:19:30][IN Q=There were people hungry]
((THERE WERE PEOPLE HUNGRY IN THE CHURCH. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO THEY WERE. THERE WERE PEOPLE HUNGRY IN THE CHURCH. AND THE ISRAELIS WERE HOLDING THEM UNDER SEIGE. SOMETHING NEEDED TO BE DONE ABOUT IT AND NOBODY ELSE WAS DOING ANYTHING.))
[OUT Q=was doing anything.]
Musselman had refused to be deported, but ultimately decided his return to the U.S. would allow him to speak out.
His Arabic studies incomplete, his return to Israel unlikely anytime soon, Musselman says his life has taken "a sharp turn...." and left him looking for new ways to serve a cause he passionately supports.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
There is a new home for Mental health services in the New River Valley.
Four programs for adults with mental illness now share a brand new facility in Radford.
And to celebrate- an open house was held recently.
The facility offers a clubhouse, resource center, medical and psychiatric services.
Since opening in April, clients have come from across the N-R-V.
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[SOT 8:08:12] (COVER END OF BITE)
[IN Q=this location]
((MIKE WADE/NRV COMMUNITY SERVICES; THIS LOCATION GIVES UP A MORE VISIBLE PRESENCE IN THE COMMUNITY I THINK IT WILL HELP PEOPLE BECOME MORE AWARE OF THE PROGRAMS WE HAVE HERE AND ALSO GIVE THE COMMUNITY A CHANCE TO COME IN VISIT WITH OUR STAFF OUR CONSUMERS OUR CLIENTS AND GET TO KNOW THEM TO BE ABLE TO PUT A FACE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Wade/NRV Community Services;]
[OUT Q=MENTAL ILLNESS.]
Officials say putting all the services in one location saves money.
May is Mental Health Month. Officials are trying to raise awareness about mental illness and retardation.
President Bush is in Rome, on the final leg of his four- nation European tour.
Today, Bush will attend a NATO summit, bringing together 20 world leaders.
The meeting will begin a new era of cooperation with former Cold War enemy Russia.
The alliance will formally adopt an accord that grants Russia a non- voting seat.
After the NATO gathering, the President will briefly meet with Pope John Paul at the Vatican.
A former Roanoke garbage dump could become one of the area's newest golfing venues.
The Scott Robertson Memorial Fund approached the city with the idea of building a clubhouse, driving range, teaching area and several golf holes at the East Gate Park.
The plans do not include changing the existing park amenities... which will still be open to the public.
These include a playground, rest rooms and a basketball court.
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[SOT - 38:51]
[IN Q=we're hoping it]
((GARY HEGNER/PARKS AND GROUNDS SUPERINTENDENT - WE'RE HOPING IT WILL BE OPEN TO THE YOUNGER MORE UNDERPRIVILEGED KIDS THAT DON'T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY GOLF AT SOME POINT. THERE WILL BE A FEE FOR OLDER ADULTS THAT CAN AFFORD TO PLAY. AND THEN SOME SORT OF BREAK FOR SENIOR CITIZENS.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Hegner/Parks and Grounds Superintendent]
[OUT Q=for senior citizens]
The plans for the golfing facility have not been set in stone... but Roanoke's planning commission unanimously approved the proposal.