Today on News 7 at 5, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams has died. We'll take a look at his life.
And we will tell you why one local town is asking residents to conserve water AND it has nothing to do with the drought.
A severe thunderstorm watch for the southern portion of our viewing area will give way to a drier and cooler forecast Saturday.
Also a local church tries to make the best of a devastating fire.
We will see how computers are making knee replacement more successful.
And Steve Mason will tell us about a surprise move made by the Roanoke Express.
News 7 is next.
The man many called the greatest baseball hitter of all time has passed away at the age of 83.
Ted Williams died today of congestive heart failure.
Known as the "Splendid Splinter," Williams was the last man to bat four hundred in a major league season.
But as Manuel Gallegus tells us, he was also known as an American Patriot.
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[SUPER=10-Ted Williams/Hit .406 in 1941/File Tape;]
[OUT Q=Manuel Gallegus CBS News]
THEY CALLED HIM Thumpin' Ted, Teddy Ballgame, The Kid.
But none stuck like ``The Splendid Splinter,'' because this skinny,
6-foot-3 sportsman could hit a ball better than pretty much anyone.
Ted Williams was born in San Diego in 19-18.
As a teenager he was picked-up by the Boston Red Soxat only 20 he set a
rookie record that still stands, driving in 145 runs.
He was a single-minded perfectionist who would rub olive oil and resin
into his bat stubborn and vulgar,
The Boston sportswriters didn't like him.
(SOT, TED WILLIAMS, I never did really ever think I was better than
anybody else. The only thing that stimulated me was when somebody that
I was playing against was doing a better job than I was doing.)
But in 19-41, Williams proved there was no one better.
(SOT, ANNOUNCER, Remember this day fans. September 28, 1941. It may be
a history making day.)
Williams batted .406, the last time anyone hit over .400.
HE walked away from it to be a marine flier in World War Two, and then
as a fighter pilot in the Korean War.
Then, it was back to baseball.
19-60 was his final at time at bat
-NAT SOT-Williams hits a homer
(SOT, TED WILLIAMS, Somebody at the microphone starts hollering and
telling everybody the greatest hitter that ever lived. I want to tell
you something, I get a little lower in my seat and I want to hide if I
can but I cant, because I cant believe that myself either.
IN 1999, AT THE ALL STAR GAME, WILLIAMS, DEBILITATED FROM STROKES,
tossed the pitch and WAS crowded BY THE GAMES NEW STARS
He was the guy the greats call great.
Manuel Gallegus, CBS News.))
A Roanoke woman drowned last night at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.
Park manager Brian Heft says Lisa Otey was looking after a group of children swimming in the lake.
Heft says when two of the girls yelled for help, Otey jumped into the water.
She went under and did not come up.
Otey was declared dead at the Bedford hospital.
Both girls were able to get out of the water safely.
Efforts to upgrade Buchanan's water system have put a strain and a drain on the town's water supply. Officials are asking residents to conserve.
During the last two weeks, the town has brought a new water tank on line, but the changes have caused some of the older lines to spring leaks.
Town officials are asking residents to use as little water as possible until they get a handle on the situation.
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[IN Q=We would hope]
((WE WOULD HOPE THAT IS WHAT THEY WOULD DO. NO WASHING CARS, NO WATERING FLOWERS OR YARDS OR ANYTHING UNTIL WE GET THROUGHT THIS PROCESS. AND LIKE I SAID I THINK IT'LL BE ALL OF NEXT WEEK BEFORE WE ARE FINISHED WITH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Rex Kelly/Buchanan Mayor;]
[OUT Q=before we are finished with it.]
Mayor Rex Kelly says the situation has stabilized. Town employees have been patching pipes, and contractors are expected next week to help put the system back into shape.
If you're spending a lot of time outdoors you need to know the warnings signs of a heat related illness.
Not knowing the signs of heat stroke could put your life in jeopardy or lead to damage to the brain or other vital organs.
[ANCHOR=JEAN 2 shot]
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton reports avoiding problems requires a little common sense.
[ANCHOR=Joy 2 shot]
That's right Jean,
The elderly and children and people with chronic illness are the most at risk.
But no one is immune to heat related conditions --especially if you're body is not use to the heat.
[IN Q=With scorching temperatures]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Barksdale/Carilion Emergency Room;08]
[OUT Q=some type of medical attention]
With scorching temperatures, activities outdoors can easily turn dangerous, when the body starts overheating you're headed for trouble.
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[IN Q=It's very serious because if you let it]
((IT'S VERY SERIOUS BECAUSE IF YOU LET IT GO TOO FAR YOU CAN GET INTO SOME VERY SERIOUS ILLNESS AND WITH HEAT STROKE THERE IS A 10 TO 80 PERCENT MORTALITY RATE.. .SO YOU DON'T WANT IT TO GET TO THAT EXTENT))
[OUT Q=to that extent]
It first starts as heat exhaustion -- you become dehydrated as the body starts losing too much water and salt from sweating.
Some of the warning signs of heat exhaustion include profuse sweating, increased heart rate, fatigue, headache, muscle cramps and paleness.
It then progress to heat stroke at that point the body stops sweating and the skin becomes flushed and red. At that point it has lost the ability to control its temperature.
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[IN Q=You begin to run into central nervous system]
((YOU BEGIN TO RUN INTO CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DYSFUNCTION. AND THINGS SUCH AS CONFUSION, LETHARGY AND COMA CAN ENSUE.))
[OUT Q=can ensue]
But there are some tips you can take to stay safe. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids at least 2 to 4 glasses an hour. Keep Cool Indoors, spending at least two hours per day in air-conditioning significantly reduces the chance for heat related illness. Limit Outdoor Activities --it's best to go out before noon or at night when it's cooler.
And lastly avoid sunburn and wear light clothing. Sunburn limits your body's ability to keep itself cool.
Most importantly if you notice any of the warnings --take action right away.
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[IN Q=If you have taken a break]
((IF YOU HAVE TAKEN A BREAK AND YOU'VE DRANK SOME FLUIDS AND YOU'RE STILL FEELING SYMPTOMS AND YOU'RE NOT FEELING LIKE YOU'RE IMPROVING YOU SHOULD SEEK SOME TYPE OF MEDICAL ATTENTION))
[OUT Q=some type of medical attention]))
Another tip if you find yourself getting dehydrated --water is the best option. Avoid carbonated beverages, alcohol or anything with caffeine. They excelerate fluid loss.
[ANCHOR=Jean/Joy 2 shot]
A church community in Hillsville is focusing on re-building after a devastating fire.
On Wednesday afternoon, the sanctuary at First Baptist Church was gutted by flames.
Fire officials say lightning struck the steeple and the fire spread quickly.
Today, members are cleaning up and salvaging what they can.
The Pastor says inspections will determine whether they fix the burnt sanctuary or build a new one.
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((STEVE STEPHENSON/FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PASTOR; THERE ARE A LOT OF MEMORIES TIED UP IN THE BUILDING ITSELF OF COURSE WE REALIZE AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE BUILDING IS NOT THE CHURCH YOU KNOW THE PEOPLE MAKE UP THIS CHURCH AND YOU KNOW WE CAN PUT THE BUILDING BACK TOGETHER AND WE'RE GOING TO BE STRONG AND WE GOING TO TRUST GOD AND WE'LL COME OUT CLOSER AND STRONGER.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Stephenson/First Baptist Church Pastor; :08 QUICK]
[OUT Q=CLOSER AND STRONGER.]
Stephenson says there has been an outpouring of local support and that they've had offers from area churches to use their buildings as a place to meet.
But he says the congregation has decided, at least for now, to transform their fellowship hall into a place for worship.
Coming up next, two airplanes are forced to land after flying through restricted air space,
also authorities in Los Angeles are trying to find out what led a man to open fire in a busy international airport.
The FBI says the man who opened fire at the Los Angeles airport yesterday had gone there with the intention of killing people.
Now Agents are trying to figure out why.
Meanwhile, as Chris Lawrence reports federal authorities still don't believe the shooting was a terrorist attack.
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]
[SUPER=02-Dr. David Parkus/Trauma Surgeon;]
[OUT Q=standard outcue.]
International travelers are returning to the Bradley Terminal to make their flights, signaling the return of normal operations at Israel's El
Al airlines after yesterday's attack.
"Nervous, yeah, but like they say, you have to keep going."
Dr. David Parkus heard the shots and turned in time to see gunman
Mohamed Hadayet wrestling with a guard.
Dr. David Parkus/Trauma Surgeon
"I ran out and jumped on his legs and just held his
legs down while the security guards tried to disarm him."
Hadayet was shot and killed by an El Al Security guard. Parkus said he helped hold the gunman as he died, then performed CPR on two other
victims. His brother calls him a hero.
Paul Parkus / Photographer
"Everybody was just laying down on the ground, he could have just sat
there and just shot away at people."
Thousands of July 4th travelers heard the shots and scrambled for cover.
But Hadayet killed two people before he was killed. Among his victims,
passenger Yakov Aminov who leaves a pregnant wife and 8 children. While
Hadayet carried a driver's license that listed July 4th as his birthday,
the FBI says there is still no clear motive for Hadayet's attack.
SOT: Rich Garcia/FBI, not terrorism at this point.))
Two pilots flew themselves into trouble... flying too low over the Marine Parkway bridge near New York City.
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[SUPER=03-Wall Township, NJ;]
The two pilots work for an aerial sign corporation.
The FBI says the planes were flying just 50 feet over the bridge yesterday.
The minimum altitude in that airpace is 400 feet.
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((THEY WERE FLYING TOO CLOSE TO THE SHORELINE. THEY WERE ALSO FLYING VERY LOW. THERE WAS REPORTS THAT THEY WERE FLYING AS LOW AS 50 FEET. THEY CAME VERY CLOSE TO PASSENGER SHIPS.))
[Super=01-Edward J. Cara/FBI-Newark]
[OUT Q=to passenger ships.]
[VO-NAT 15 plus pad]
Police say the pilots did not respond when a police helicopter signaled them and one of the planes appeared to fly right at the helicotper forcing the pilot to make an evasive manuever. Backup was called in and after 30 minutes the planes landed in New Jersey.
More than 700 people packed a church in Kentucky to say farewell to singer Rosemary Clooney.
Many big names came out- including actors Al Pacino and Beverly D'Angelo.
Actor George Clooney .. Rosemary Clooney's nephew served as one of the pallbearers.
Rosemary Clooney sang with such greats as Bing Crosby, but she never cut her Kentucky roots. Mourners said it was common to see her grocery shopping or taking walks whenever she came back to town.
Rosmeary Clooney died after battling lung cancer- She was 74.
A new type of knee replacement surgery is helping patients find comfort.
As Dr. (MAL-ICKA) Marshall tell us, this procedure is more precise than ever before.
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[SUPER=03-Boston, MA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Kahn/Knee Replacement Patient; :13 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Stephen Murphy/Surgeon; :40]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mallika Marshall/Reporting;]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS]
(( 74-YEAR-OLD ALVIN KAHN RECENTLY BECAME THE FIRST PATIENT IN THIS
REGION TO UNDERGO COMPUTER-ASSISTED KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY AT THE NEW
ENGLAND BAPTIST HOSPITAL IN BOSTON.
SOT: ALVIN KAHN/KNEE REPLACEMENT PATIENT
I TELL MY FRIENDS I LIKE TO BE ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
DOCTORS AT THE BAPTIST HELPED DEVELOP THE NEW COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
IT ALLOWS SURGEONS TO MAP LANDMARKS AROUND THE KNEE.. TO HELP MAKE
THEIR MEASUREMENTS AND CUTS MORE ACCURATE.
BY SEEING REAL-TIME IMAGES OF THE PROCEDURE ON A COMPUTER SCREEN..
DOCTORS CAN MORE PRECISELY GAUGE THE ACTUAL FIT AND ALIGNMENT OF THE
KNEE IMPLANTS --BEFORE-- THEY ACTUALLY BEGIN CUTTING.
SOT: DR. STEPHEN MURPHY/NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST HOSPITAL
IF WE PUT THE KNEE IN TOO TIGHTLY, IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO BEND IT, IF
WE PUT THE KNEE REPLACEMENT IN TOO LOOSELY THEN THE PATIENT FEELS
UNSTABLE.. YOU WANT TO HAVE THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF TENSION SO THEY FEEL
STABLE THROUGH THE FULL RANGE OF MOTION
DOCTORS SAY NOT ONLY IS THIS NEW PROCEDURE MORE ACCURATE AND SAFER
FOR THE PATIENT...IT'S ALSO LESS INVASIVE...REQURING A SHORTER RECOVERY
TIME THAN TRADITIONAL KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY..
SO PATIENTS LIKE ALVIN ARE BACK ON THEIR FEET IN JUST DAYS.. INSTEAD
I HAVE NO PAIN OR DISCOMFORT IN MY KNEE AT ALL, I'M READY TO GO
SOT: DR. MURPHY
NOT ONLY WILL WE BE ABLE TO PUT THESE IN THE RIGHT ALIGMENT, BUT WE
SHOOULD BE ABLE TO DEVELOP THESE OPERATIONS SO WE CAN DO THEM THROUGH
SMALLER INCISIONS WITH MORE PRECISION
DOCTORS ARE NOW WORKING ON SIMILAR COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY TO HELP IMPROVE
--HIP-- REPLACEMENT SURGERY.. THEY HOPE TO BEGIN PERFORMING THAT
PROCEDURE IN ABOUT SIX MONTHS.
DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS.))
Coming up today in Sports, a longtime member of the Roanoke Express will not be with the team next season,
Also Steve Mason will have the qualifying results for tomorrow night's NASCAR race in Daytona.
There's more News 7 to come after this break, we will see why some of the nation's best college students are returning to classrooms as teachers.
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[OUT Q=coming up.]
Good afternoon every body, welcome to your Friday ticker. Qualifying for tomorrow night's Pepsi 400 at Daytona got underway at 10 AM today after being postponed last night due to a four hour rain delay at the track.
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Winston Cup points leader Sterling Marlin was the 16th car out o the track and he would qualify 20th in the Coors Light Dodge.
Dale Earnhardt Junior was schedule to hit the track at 30th and he puts the Bud Chevrolet in the number nine starting spot.
Right after Earnhardt Junior qualified, Kevin Harvick went out in the GM Goodwrench Chevy and won his first career Bud pole with a speed of 185.040 miles an hour, now your starting lineup.
[GO TO NASCAR BOARDS]
[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=0107-1. Kevin Harvick/185.040/2. Geoffrey Bodine//3. Jeff Gordon//4. Robby Gordon//5. Dale Jarrett//;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Johnny Benson//7. Michael Waltrip//8. Steve Park//9. Dale Earnhardt Jr.//10. Casey Atwood//;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Bobby Hamilton//12. Ricky Rudd//13. Mike Wallace//14. Bill Elliott//15. Kenny Wallace//;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Jimmie Johnson//17. Brett Bodine//18. Mark Martin//19. Ken Schrader//20. Sterling Marlin//;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Bobby Labonte//22. Kyle Petty//23. Mike Skinner//24. Brett Bodine//25. Jimmy Spencer//;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Ricky Craven//27. Shawna Robinson//28. Kurt Busch//29. Tony Stewart//30. Dave Blaney//;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Elliott Sadler//32. John Andretti//33. Stacy Compton//34. Hut Stricklin//35. Jeff Burton//;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Terry Labonte//37. Rusty Wallace/Prov/38. Matt Kenseth/Prov/39. Ryan Newman/Prov/40. Jeff Green/Prov/;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Ward Burton/Prov/42. Jeremy Mayfield/Prov/43. Joe Nemechek/Prov/;]
[OUT Q=.....last driver."]
The Roanoke Express will play next season without veteran goalie Daniel Berthiaume.
The Express has decided not to re-sign Berthiaume. The former NHL goalie spent six seasons with the Express and was one of the top five goalies in the entire ECHL each season in Roanoke except last year. He is the all time wins leader in goalies for Express, over 130 wins.
Berthiaume, who is 36 years of age, was hoping to play one or two more seasons for the Express and then retire.
that's it for the ticker, coming up at six, more on the legendary Ted Williams, see ya then everybody, have a great weekend.
Some of the nation's top college graduates are returning to the class, this time as teachers.
It's a new trend as young adults opt for a more civic minded career.
Teri Okita tells us about Teach for America.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jessica Johnson/Teach for America Corps Member; :43 Quick;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News; :50]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Kopp/Teach for America Founder; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Simona Modovan/Teach for America Corps Member; 1:12]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON]
((EVERYONE HAS THAT ONE MEMORABLE TEACHER WHO INSPIRED THEM ENCOURAGED
THEM MADE THEM WANT TO LEARN. AND FOR THESE RECENT KINDERGARTEN
GRADUATES, THAT TEACHER MAY BE ALLISON KARSH.
(NAT, ALLISON "read it together" KIDS READ)
KARSH WAS SENT TO THIS WASHINGTON, D-C SCHOOL BY "TEACH FOR AMERICA" ...
A NATIONAL TEACHING CORPS NOW IN ITS 12TH YEAR. BUT THIS YEAR MAY BE
ITS MOST EXCITING. IT RECEIVED "14-THOUSAND" APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2002
CORPS TRIPLE THE NUMBER FROM 2001. "SEVEN-PERCENT" OF YALE SENIORS
APPLIED TO THE PROGRAM ... AS DID 14-PERCENT OF SPELLMAN SENIORS,
INCLUDING JESSICA JOHNSON.
(SOT: JESSICA JOHNSON/TEACH FOR AMERICA CORPS MEMBER Were fresh, coming
out of the water, going into the classroom ready to tackle all of the
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)
STAND-UP: TEACH FOR AMERICA SENDS ITS MEMBERS TO THE TOUGHEST,
LOW-INCOME, INNER-CITY AND RURAL SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AND THIS
YEAR BRINGS ITS LARGEST CLASS EVER: 17-HUNDRED NEW TEACHERS. SO, WHY
THE DRAMATIC INCREASE? (:12)
(SOT: WENDY KOPP/FOUNDER, TEACH FOR AMERICA Part of it is the
Presidents call to service and the rise of civic commitment post
September 11th )
SEPTEMBER 11TH CLEARLY SPARKED MUCH OF THE INTEREST, BUT SOME SAY THEY
JUST WANT TO TEACH:
(SOT: SIMONA MOLDOVAN/ TEACH FOR AMERICA CORPS MEMBER Im really
interested in teaching as a profession. I think it needs to be a
professionalized profession, it needs to be something that you think
about on a theoretical level as much as practice.)
(SOT: JAHI ROHRER/ TEACH FOR AMERICA CORPS MEMBER I felt that I needed
to make a difference.)
A DIFFERENCE LIKE THE ONE ALLISON KARSH MADE.
(SOT: ALLISON KARSH/TEACHER If I can take 22 five years old and get them
from the point of not knowing a letter to reading on a 1st-grade level,
I truly feel like there isn't anything I can't do.)
TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))