Coming up on News 7-
More information about the five Americans accused of supporting terrorism.
Two well known Blue Grass Legends are honored in Roanoke.
Plus, one woman's struggle with the federal government to prove she's not dead-- but alive and well.
News 7 is next.
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((US LAW ENFORCEMENT HAVE IDENTIFIED AND DISRUPTED AN AL QUEDA TERRORIST CELL ON AMERICAN SOIL.))
[OUT Q= ON AMERICAN SOIL.]
A federal judge enters NOT- guilty pleas on behalf of five Americans accused of supporting terrorism.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
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The five Americans arrested last night are accused of having ties to Osama Bin Laden's terror network.
Today-- a federal judge ordered them jailed until a detention hearing on Wednesday.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
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[IN Q=The threat]
[SUPER=03-Lackawanna, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Thompson/Deputy Attorney General; :13]
[SUPER=01-Robert Mueller/FBI Director; 1:06]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
THE THREAT OF TERRORISM HIT HOME AGAIN THIS WEEKEND WHEN F-B-I AGENTS
SWEPT THROUGH A BUFFALO SUBBURB.
THEY ROUNDED UP FIVE MEN OF YEMENI DESCENT WHO THEY BELIEVE TRAINED
WITH OSAMA BIN LADENS AL QAEDA NETWORK..
SOT - LARRY THOMPSON/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
"These individuals did travel to afghanistan, and train in an al-qaeda
UNLIKE THE 9/11 HIJACKERS - THE MEN ARE NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS -- BUT U-S
.. FOUR OF THEM WERE BORN AND RAISED IN THE UNITED STATES.
EACH IS ACCUSED OF BEING TAUGHT HOW TO USE WEAPONS AT THE SAME CAMP
WHERE AMERICAN TALIBAN JOHN WALKER LINDH TRAINED.
SOT - LARRY THOMPSON "While they were at camp - osama bin laden visited
and delivered a speech, instructing the approximately 200 trainees in
anti-american and anti-israeli sentiment, as well as al-qaeda doctrine."
SO FAR AUTHORITIES DONT HAVE EVIDENCE THE MEN WERE PLANNING AN
BUT DISCOVERING THE AL QAIDA CELL IS BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF THE REASONS
PRESIDENT BUSH CALLED FOR A NATIONWIDE CODE ORANGE ALERT EARLIER THIS
THE LOCAL MUSLIM COMMUNITY HELPED THE F-B-I CRACK THE SUSPECTED TERROR
RING BY LEADING AGENTS TO THE SUSPECTS.
THEY ATTENDED THIS MOSQUE ON A REGULAR BASIS.
ROBERT MUELLER/FBI DIRECTOR
"It is combined efforts such as these that best protect the public and
ensure that justice will be done."
IF CONVICTED, THE MEN FACE UP TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR PROVIDING
SUPPORT AND RESOURCES TO TERRORISTS.
AUTHORITIES STRESS, THE HUNT WILL GO ON FOR OTHERS, WHO SEEK TO HARM
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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We all know summer camp can be a fun place, but did you know it can also be therapeutic?
Justin McLeod takes us to a unique camp where kids are having a wonderful time in one of the most difficult times in their lives.
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF KIDS PLAYING GAMES]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Briana Taylor/Camper; :07]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Moses/Good Samaritan Hospice; :25]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Lasher/Volunteer; :39]
[SUPER=01-Abigail White/Camper; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-Hannah Holliday/Camper; 1:34]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke County]
((((NAT SOUND OF KIDS PLAYING GAMES AT 18:23:00))
At first glance, this looks like any other camp.
[IN Q=We had to run around]
((BRIANA TAYLOR: WE HAD TO RUN AROUND FOR ONE GAME AND ACT LIKE DUCKS AND DINOSAURS.))
[OUT Q=ducks and dinosaurs]
((NAT SOUND OF CAMP))
But in many ways this is no ordinary camp.
You see it is grief that has brought everyone together.
[SOT 18:36:32; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=They need to know]
((KATHY MOSES/SOCIAL WORKER: THEY NEED TO KNOW THAT THEY'RE NOT ALONE, THAT THERE ARE OTHER CHILDREN THAT HAVE GONE THROUGH THE SAME THINGS THAT THEY'VE GONE THROUGH, THIS IS A GOOD WAY FOR THEM TO LEARN THAT.))
[OUT Q=to learn that]
They're learning here at Camp Rainbow's End.
It is a once a year event that brings kids together who have lost a loved one.
[SOT 18:39:13; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=We give the kids]
((CYNTHIA LASHER/VOLUNTEER: WE GIVE THE KIDS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE ABOUT THEIR LOSS, THEIR FEELINGS. WE ALSO ENCOURAGE THE KIDS TO BE THERE TO LISTEN AND SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER.))
[OUT Q=support one another]
They accomplish that through a number of ways.
Kids have fun playing games while at the same time learning how to trust and work as a team.
After lunch the older kids break off into therapeutic groups.
[SOT 18:44:26; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=Counselors have found]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: COUNSELORS HAVE FOUND THAT KIDS JUST CAN'T TALK OPENLY ABOUT THEIR LOSS SO THEY DO IT IN NOT SO SUBTLE WAYS. ONE INVOLVES COMING HERE INTO THE WOODS FOR A SCAVENGER HUNT WHERE THERE ARE ITEMS SCATTERED ALL OVER THE PLACE. KIDS COLLECT THESE ITEMS AND RETURN AND DESCRIBE HOW THIS REMINDS THEM OF THEIR LOVED ONE.))
[OUT Q=their loved one]
((NAT SOUND OF MAGIC SHOW))
For those kids who are really young, magic and puppet shows usually do the trick.
After all, many come into the camp not ready to discuss their loss.
That often changes by the end of the weekend.
[SOT 19:05:39; 19:07:51]
[IN Q=It might help]
((ABIGAIL WHITE/CAMPER: IT MIGHT HELP ME ABOUT UNDERSTANDING THAT MY DAD IS ALWAYS HERE.))
((HANNAH HOLLIDAY/CAMPER: IT JUST MAKES HAVE A NICE FEELING INSIDE CAUSE WE'RE OUT IN THE WOODS AND THEY'RE TALKING TO US SOME.))
[OUT Q=talking to us some]
It is a talk that can sometimes can be painful.
But in the end, everyone you see here often leaves with a smile.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke County.))
For more information, you can contact the Good Samaritan Hospice which sponsors Camp Rainbow's End.
Hundreds took a giant step forward today to help find a cure for Alzheimer's.
The sixth annual Memory Walk took place this morning at Explore Park.
More than three hundred walkers raised money through pledges.
That money will now help fund programs sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association.
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[IN Q=We moved my mom]
((SUSAN RIDENHOUR/WALKER: WE MOVED MY MOM IN WITH US ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO. I WAS ABLE TO QUIT WORKING, STAY HOME WITH HER FULL-TIME. THE ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN SO HELPFUL TO ME, NOT ONLY IN STRUGGLING THROUGH THE LEGAL AND FINANCIAL TANGLES OF GETTING HER AFFAIRS IN ORDER BUT ALSO I WILL BE HAVING A DAY THAT IS JUST HAIR RAZING AND SOMEONE FROM THE ASSOCIATION WILL JUST CALL AND SAY HELLO.))
[OUT Q=and say hello]
The walk also gave police officers the chance to demonstrate the new project life saver program for the Roanoke Valley.
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[IN Q=It has a tracking system]
((KATHY BOYD/ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION: IT HAS A TRACKING SYSTEM SO IF PEOPLE ARE KNOWN TO WANDER THEY HAVE A BRACELET AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT CAN BE NOTIFIED AND THEY CAN FIND THE PEOPLE IN LESS THAN A HOUR.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Boyd/Alzheimer's Association]
[OUT Q=less than a hour]
You can call the Alzheimer's Association for more information about Project Lifesaver.
Today's Memory Walk raised more than forty thousand dollars.
You can find everything including the kitchen sink at the Salem Civic Center this weekend.
Seventy one vendors make up this year's Kitchen, Bath, and Remodeling Show.
This year's show features displays on the latest products and services as well as several "How To" clinics.
More than 3- thousand people are expected to attend the two day event.
The show costs three dollars and continues tomorrow from 12 to 5.
The Star City is all jazzed up this weekend.
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF JAZZ]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF JAZZ]
Hundreds came out today for the sixth annual Taste of the Blue Ridge Blues and Jazz Festival.
The event, held every year at Elmwood Park, featured cuisine from 15 restaurants.
The music portion consisted of eight acts including a familiar face.
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[IN Q=There's mellow jazz]
((BILL CARDER/EVENT ORGANIZER: THERE'S MELLOW JAZZ, THERE'S BLUES THAT IS SWING BLUES THAT PEOPLE CAN GET UP AND DANCE TO, THERE'S HARDCORE, CHICAGO BLUES. RENE MARIE, A ROANOKE NATIVE WHO'S BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL STAR, JAZZ SINGER, SHE'S HERE SO A LITTLE BIT FOR EVERYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Event Organizer]
[OUT Q=bit for everybody]
The festival is three days this year and wraps up tomorrow with a brunch at the Patrick Henry Hotel.
Organizers say attendance was down earlier in the day because of the rain.
The city of Roanoke honored Bluegrass legends Don Reno and Red Smiley-- for their induction into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame.
Don Reno's son, Ronnie was in town "playing" tonight in honor of Reno & Smiley, at a tribute to the bluegrass greats.
Ronnie Reno got his start playing the mandolin with his father on Top O' The Mornin' with Irv Sharp during the 19-50's right here on W-D-B-J.
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[IN Q=Reno & Smiley and...]
((RONNIE RENO/MUSICIAN; RENO & SMILEY AND TOP O' THE MORNIN' WITH IRV SHARP, IT WAS A FORMAT THAT HAD NEVER BEEN USED BEFORE. YOU'D PICK AND SING, THEN TELL THE WEATHER, THEN YOU TELL THE NEWS, AND GO BACK AND PICK AND SING SOME MORE. AND IT'S PROVEN TO BE ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FORMATS IN TELEVISION RIGHT NOW.))
[OUT Q=in television right now.]
Ronnie Reno received a key to the city, and the mayor proclaimed today to be "Don Reno and Red Smiley Day" throughout Roanoke.
Still to come on News 7 at 11, a fleet of some well-known jet airliners are being called in for inspections...
and imagine being told that you're dead! One Massachusetts couple is trying to convince the government that Addie Nelson is still alive and kicking.
The government has ordered inspections of the latest generation of Boeing 747's to check for potential defects.
The Federal Aviation's emergency order has given airlines ten days to complete the review.
Inspectors are to check for potentially defective control modules that could make planes hard to control.
A spokesperson for Boeing says the company found the problem earlier this month during ground and flight tests.
Boeing says as many of 70 planes produced since May 21st should be checked for defects.
Many of those planes are already in service.
A Massachusetts couple is trying to figure out why two federal agencies think an 80- year old wife and great grandmother is dead... when she is not.
Pam Cross has the story.
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[IN Q=Vonree Nelson]
[SUPER=03-Natick, MA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Vonree Nelson; :05 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Addie Nelson; :38]
[SUPER=01-Pam Cross/Reporting; 1:21]
[OUT Q=Pam Cross.]
(( VONREE NELSON HAS A LITTLE ADVICE FOR THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
AND THE SOCIAL SECURITY AGENCY.
"If you don't know what you're talking about, shut up, I have a firm
belief in that.")
THIS WORLD WAR TWO VET ALWAYS TAKES THE DIRECT APPROACH. THE
NELSONS ARE EACH 80 YEARS OLD. THEY'VE SPENT A LIFETIME
TOGETHER..WORKING AND RAISING A FAMILY.
HE RECENTLY RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
TELLING HIM HIS BENEFITS WERE BEING CUT BECAUSE HIS WIFE HAD DIED. THE
"We're very sorry to learn of her death." And I said, now I don't
understand that, when she cooked breakfast this morning, and I didn't
know dead people cooked breakfast.")
"I just couldn't believe it, you know I have arthritis, but to say I'm
IN FACT...MRS NELSON WORKED UP UNTIL LAST YEAR. THE PROBLEM
STARTED IN EARLY AUGUST WHEN A DIFFERENT ADDIE NELSON DIED IN NATICK.
"The lady that died, I'm sorry about that, but at the same time I know
nothing about her.")
"I remembered reading that Addie Nelson in the paper and I thought
that was strange, Addie Nelson?)
NOW THE NELSONS ARE BEING TOLD THEY NEED PROOF THIS ADDIE
NELSON IS ALIVE AND WELL.
"I'm not dead and I've talked to many many people. My neighbors all
know, they think it's a joke that this mistake was made in the first
THE VETERAN'S ADMINISTRATION CONCEDES A MISTAKE WAS MADE. WE'RE
TOLD THE CASE IS UNDER REVIEW. MR. NELSON SAYS HOW DO YOU GET PROOF OF
SOMETHING THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN?))
Still ahead on News 7, college football rolls on, with a few shakeups in the top 10. Highlights in sports...
and severe weather in France may have wine growers there seeing a different shade of red. We'll have that and more straight ahead.
Recent severe weather in France has resulted in dozens of deaths, and has forced thousands out of their homes.
It's also created havoc for the country's famed wine industry.
Tom Fenton has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Simon Hoggart/Wine Collector; :56]
[SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/CBS News; 1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, London.]
((FLOODS AND THEIR AFTERMATH CONTINUE TO PLAGUE EUROPE...JUST THIS WEEK
(LAST WEEK) MORE THAN TWENTY PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN FRANCE...
(people in shelters)(M6)
AT ONE POINT A THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE LIVING IN SHELTERS...AND IT'S NOT
JUST THE DEVASTATION TO LIVES...
(FT3) FRANCES' FAMED GRAPE CROP IN THE RHONE VALLEY IS ALSO SEVERLY
(M6) IN THE GARD DISTRICT, KNOWN PRIMARILY FOR ITS MASS MARKET TABLE
WINES ...(FT3) GRAPE GROWERS ESTIMATE FORTY PERCENT OF THE VINEYARDS ARE
RUINED. THAT TRANSLATES TO MILLIONS OF BOTTLES...AND THE GROWERS SAY
PROBLEMS WILL LAST INTO NEXT YEAR.
(M6) (NAT SOT WINE GROWER in french)
NARR: THIS GROWER SAYS...YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK TO SEE THE DAMAGE..THE
LEAVES ARE COVERED WITH MUD...THE VINES CANNOT BREATH, THERE IS NO WAY
TO SAVE THIS CROP.
IT'S A DISASTER THE FRENCH WINE INDUSTRY DOES NOT NEED.
NARR: (Napa valley pix)
AND IT'S NOT JUST OLD-FASHIONED NATURAL DISASTERS HURTING THE INDUSTRY.
(CBS) THE REST OF THE WORLD IS CHALLENGING FRANCE'S WINE PRODUCERS.
(SIMON HOGGART/WRITER/WINE COLLECTOR) (CBS)
Over the last few decades countries you never thought of as
winemakers..romania, hungary, even india, are now producing superb wines
and the french have had a lot of trouble keeping up.
NARR: (nicolas wine store, paris) (CBS)
...KEEPING UP...AND RECOGNIZING WHAT THE MARKETS WILL BEAR.
They've been charging whatever they like, they've been charging on the
grounds that wealthy businessmen in the states, in japan will pay
whatever they want for their wines and that's not going to happen
THE BAD NEWS IS THAT THIS DISASTER HAS COST FRENCH FARMERS MILLIONS IN
DAMAGE AND LOST REVENUE. THE GOOD NEWS FOR WINE LOVERS EVERYWHERE IS
THAT THE VINEYARDS FOR SOME OF THE FINEST WINES IN FRANCE, NOTABLY
CHATEAUNEUF DE PAPE ARE VIRTUALLY UNTOUCHED.
TF, CBSN, London))
The rain failed to keep the crowds away in Salem today.
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]
Great music was just one of the many activities that made up this year's "Olde Salem Days."
More than 450 arts and crafts vendors lined the streets of downtown Salem.
The event which has been going strong for more than two decades is sponsored every year by the Salem Jaycees.
Several thousand people attended the nearly seven hour event.
We start on the gridiron at Ferrum where the Panthers welcomed Emory & Henry to town for their home opener.
[SUPER=03-Ferrum/Wasps vs. Panthers; :00]
The home team was rubbing the rock for some good luck this afternoon.
We pick it up early in the first quarter. Ferrum quarterback Kevin Embick calls his own number and keeps for good yardage and a first down.
Two plays later, Dustin Hamoy goes over from a yard out and Ferrum led 7-nothing after a 15 play, 65 yard drive.
Emory and Henry comes right back. Former Alleghany star Shannon Johnson rolls out and finds Rals Abrahams for a short gain.
That setup Eric Satterfield for the score to make it 7-all at halftime
[SUPER=36-Emory & Henry/13/Ferrum/10/;]
and Emory goes on to win it 13 to 10.
Notre Dame entered today's contest with Michigan at two and oh, but the Irish were without an offensive touchdown in wins over Maryland and Purdue.
[SUPER=03-South Bend, IN/NBC Sports; :00]
This afternoon, the offense got it in gear against the maize and blue.
Ryan Grant got the job done from a couple yards out to give Notre Dame the early 7-nothing lead.
But then Carlyle Holliday gets picked by Marlin Jackson who takes it the other way for the touchdown. Michigan still trailed though 16 to 7 at the break.
The Notre Dame defense came up with four Michigan turnovers today, including this fumble recovery by Vontez Duff which setup a Holliday touchdown.
But Michigan wasn't dead yet. John Navarre's TD pass to Bennie Joppru made it 25 to 23 Irish with just three minutes left. Navarre's pass on the two point conversion gets knocked away though and Notre
Dame is off to its best start since 1996 after a two point win.
Last season in the ACC, Maryland took the league title from Florida State. The Seminoles hadn't forgotten as the two hooked up tonight in College Park.
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD/ESPN; :00]
It was a soggy night in Terp Town, but it didn't faze Chris Rix.
Rix got the FSU party started with this 20 yard strike to Anquan Boldin. That capped a four play, 47 yard drive for a 13-nothing cushion.
A little later, the Noles capitalize on one of three first half turnovers for Maryland. Rix does it with his feet from a yard out and Florida State led it 20 to nothing.
But then Rix says let's go back up top. It's a 51 yard pitch and catch with Talman Gardner and the rout was on. Florida State wins it 37 to 10.
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In a game seen right here on your hometown station, South Carolina was going in for the win against Georgia, but Andrew Pinnock can't handle the pitch at the five yard line. Time runs out on the Gamecocks as the Bulldogs win it 13 to 7. Lou Holtz has now lost two in a row.
[WIPE to ENG!!!]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/ESPN Plus; :00]
The top ranked team in the country extended the nation's longest winning streak to 25 games today, but Miami got a fight from Temple.
The Owls Tanardo Sharps had two touchdowns on the afternoon and Temple trailed by only ten, 24-14 at halftime.
But the Canes got it rolling in the second half. Willis McGahee tied a school record with four rushing touchdowns, and 134 yards on the ground.
Ken Dorsey added a three yard touchdown to Kellen Winslow
Junior and Miami pulls away to win it 44 to 21.
To the track where trouble just seems to follow Tony Stewart wherever he goes. This weekend Stewart is faced with allegations that he punched an Emergency Medical Technician during the last race there in July.
Larry Jewett of Raceway Ambulance says that Stewart hit him in the left arm as he tried to help the driver from his car after a wreck.
Nascar has reviewed a tape of the alleged incident and says there was inconclusive evidence to issue a fine. Jewett was apparently upset that Stewart did not report to the infield care center following the wreck, instead retreating to his motorhome. Stewart is still embroiled in an investigation by the Sullivan County Tennessee Sheriff's department over an alleged assault of a female fan in Bristol a few weeks ago.
With just about two weeks left in the baseball season, the Giants and the Dodgers are neck and neck for the N-L Wildcard spot.
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO/ROCKIES; :00]
This afternoon in Denver, Brian Jordan helped the Dodgers cause by homering and driving in four runs. The dinger to straightaway center was his17th of the year.
Adrian Beltre added a bomb of his own, his 20th of the season. He drove in three runs on the day as the
Dodgers pounded the Rockies 16 to 3. That's a nice way to get ready for the stretch run.