On News 7 at 5, federal authorities investigate an explosion and fire in Franklin County.
Plus should the Presidential election be postponed if terrorists attack?
Scattered thunderstorms have produced very heavy rain for some. The chance for showers will diminish tomorrow.
A longtime television star has passed away.
On Healthcheck, we'll look at a painful health condition that is many times misdagnosed.
Plus Mike Stevens will have the highlights from today's Avalanche game.
News 7 at 5 is next.
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Federal agents are helping determine what caused a fire that destroyed a house early this morning in Franklin County.
It started with an explosion and fire at about three this morning. The house is on Pine Haven Lane, near Smith Moutain Lake.
It took fire crews from Glade Hill, Scruggs, and Smith Mountain Lake two hours to put the blaze out.
No one was living at the house and no one was hurt. Officials say the owner lives in Florida.
The explosion that started the fire prompted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to join the investigation.
New charges today against a family involved in a bizarre death case in Wythe County.
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79 year old Elmer Crigger, and his sons Daniel, Donald and Timothy Crigger are all charged with one count of animal cruelty to 22 dogs.
That's a class one misdemeanor that carries a sentence of one year in prison and- or a 25-hundred dollar fine.
Last week, deputies discovered the body of 65 year old Esther Crigger at her home in the Speedwell section of the county.
They say her dogs were eating her left arm.
Elmer, Donald and Daniel Crigger are already charged with abuse and neglect on an incapacitated adult.
Over the weekend animal control officers rounded up the dogs.
One is still missing and another is in critical condition at a vet's office.
A court date is scheduled next week to decide what to do with the animals.
State lawmakers are returning to Richmond once again.
Tomorrow begins the General Assembly's second special session of the year.
The reason for the return is to fix a mistake that can't wait until January.
Legislators inadvertently passed a law that allows weekend workers to take the Sabbath off.
The error occurred in what was supposed to be a routine housekeeping bill to clean up antiquated blue laws.
Neither the General Assembly nor Governor Warner noticed the mistake until it was too late.
Still, experts say it is unlikely that voters will hold the lawmakers or the governor responsible for the blunder.
[IN Q=I THINK THIS IS THE KIND OF MISTAKE]
((ROBERT HOLSWORTH/POLITICAL ANALYST: I THINK THIS IS THE KIND OF MISTAKE THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT BUT BY AND LARGE A YEAR FROM NOW WILL HAVE BEEN LARGELY FORGOTTEN BY MOST OF THE VOTERS IN VA POLITICS SO I DON'T REALLY SEE THIS AS THE KIND OF ISSUE THAT THE VOTERS ARE GOING TO BE SAYING THEY WERE ALL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Holsworth/Political Analyst]
[OUT Q=at the wheel or something like that.]
Tomorrow's special session kicks off at noon and is expected to last only a few hours.
A deadline set by terrorists has passed, but there is no word if they have carried out a deadly threat against another hostage.
We'll have the details after the break.
Plus rescue workers brave the strong waters of Niagara Falls in an effort to save a woman's life.
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If a terrorist attack occurs close to the presidential election, should the vote be postponed?
If such an attack occured, who has the power to order the election postponed?
It is being discussed in Washington. But as Scott Rapoport tells us, no one is sure what would happen if the worst case scenario becomes a reality.
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[SUPER=01-Deforest Soaries, Jr./U.S. Election Assistance Commission;]
[SUPER=01-Hank Sheinkopf/Political Analyst;]
[SUPER=01-Scott Rapoport/CBS News;]
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((IT IS THE IMAGE OF THE AMERICAN POLITICAL PROCESS AT WORK - RED WHITE
AND BLUE CONVENTIONS DECLARING THE CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT.
NOW OUR OWN GOVERNMENT IS BEING FORCED FACE A REALITY. WHAT TO DO
....IF A TERROR ATTACK FORCES THE ELECTION TO BE POSTPONED.
SOT - DR. DEFOREST SOARIES, JR. /CHAIR, U-S ELECTION ASSISTANCE
"We don't have a plan, the constitution gives no one the authority to
postpone an election."
IT'S AN IDEA THAT IS VIRTUALLY UNPRECEDENTED.... AND DR. DEFOREST
SOARIES, WHO CHAIRS THE ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION, WANTS CONGRESS
TO EMPOWER HIS AGENCY MAKE SUCH A CALL. WITH EACH STATE CONTROLLING
ITS OWN ELECTION -- SOARIES SAYS THERE MUST BE A NATIONAL PLAN TO DELAY
ELECTION DAY IF NECESSARY.
SOT - SOARIES -
"what we can't be afraid to do is talk about it it, assuming that to
discuss it is to invite terror."
IT IS CLEARLY A WORSE CASE SCENARIO - BUT ONE THAT'S NEVER BEEN MORE
RELEVANT. ...WITH POLITICAL CONVENTIONS SET FOR HERE IN NEW YORK AND
BOSTON IN THE COMING WEEKS.
COUNTERTERRORISM OFFICIALS ARE ALSO LOOKING AT CONTIGENCY PLANS....TO
POSTPONE THE ELECTION IF TERRORISTS STRIKE.
SOME ANALYSTS SAY THESE MOVES COULD JEOPARDISE THE WHOLE POLITICAL
SOT - HANK SHEINKOPF/POLITICAL ANALYST 13:38:54 "This would be a
terrible precedent because you cancel an election, or move it aside, for
any reason, you could move it again."
Nat/Sot Railway bombing / Madrid
THE MARCH BOMBING OF A RAILWAY IN MADRID JUST DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION
THERE ... PUNCTUATES THE BOLDNESS OF TERRORISTS TO DISRUPT AND INFLUENCE
AND IN THE 9-11 ATTACK OF 2001, NEW YORK CITY'S PRIMARY ACTUALLY HAD TO
A SITUATION NO ONE WANTS TO SEE REPEATED.... ON AMERICA'S GRANDEST
POLITICAL STAGE. SCOTT RAPOPORT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.
President Bush's travel plans were changed today because of a problem on Air Force One.
One of the wing flaps came off of its track during a campaign trip to Tennessee, but a spokesman says the President was never in any danger.
The problem was discovered soon after the plane landed at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base.
A smaller Boeing 757 from the presidential fleet was flown to Tennessee to take Bush back to Washington.
The 3pm deadline has come and gone for a Filipino man being held hostage in Iraq. No word at this hour on his fate.
Al-Jazeera TV broadcast a videotape of the kidnapped man pleading for his life.
Islamic Militants say unless the Phillipines meet their demands, a Filipino truck driver will be killed.
The captors say the Filipino government had until three pm Eastern time today to agree to pull their forces out of Iraq by July 20th- or Angeleo dela Cruz would be killed.
His soldiers pulled Saddam Hussein from a spider hole in December.
Today, Colonel James Hickey said he believes U.S. forces are turning the corner in their effort to restore security and stability to Iraq.
A 1982 graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Hickey spoke to high school students attending the Junior War College in Lexington.
During a news conference this morning, Hickey told reporters he knows what his brigade accomplished in a former stronghold of Saddam Hussein, and believes that it's work is representative of what's happening across Iraq.
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[IN Q=Those aren't small feats]
((THOSE AREN'T SMALL FEATS. THOSE ARE RATHER SIGINFICANT AND I THINK, I HAVE THE CONFIDENCE THAT WE'RE GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS THING AND IT'S GOING TO BE FOR THE GENERAL GOOD. I CERTAINLY HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE AMERICAN SOLDIER AND MY FELLOW COMMANDERS.))
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[OUT Q=and my fellow commanders.]
Hickey is now based at Fort Hood Texas, where the First Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division is re-organizing and re-training.
We'll hear more from Hickey on the capture of Saddam Hussein tonight on News 7 at Six.
A rescue at Niagara Falls- after a distraught woman is spotted on a ledge over the falls. it's all caught on videotape.
You can see the woman at time waving her arms.
Rescuers- harnessed with ropes- climbed a two foot wide ledge at the Horseshoe falls to reach the woman.
They said the woman was at times crying and threatening to jump.
That's when firefighter Gary Carella grabbed her arm.
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((NAT SOUND OF RESCUE.))
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The rescue team was able to secure the woman and pull her to safety.
In almost every meal you eat, you're most likely eating a protein called gluten.
To most people it's harmless, but for others it acts like a poison on the body.
Millions of people are affected by it, but it's frequently misdiagnosed by doctors- as Doctor Sean Keniff reports.
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[Super=01-Rose Reichman/Suffers from Celiac Disease; :11]
[SUPER=01-Roshini Rajapaksa/NYU School of Medicine; :31]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Douglas Rogers/The Cleveland Clinic; :48]
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FOR OVER A DECADE ROSE REICHMAN FELT RUNDOWN.... AND HAD DIFFICULTY KEEPING ON WEIGHT.
SHE DEVELOPED IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA.... BUT DOCTORS COULDN'T FIGURE OUT WHY.
Rose Reichman/Suffers From Celiac Disease:
"I went in for lots of tests and supplements and um continued to not thrive so to speak"
IT TOOK YEARS FOR DOCTORS TO FINALLY DIAGNOSE CELIAC DISEASE.
A CONDITION WHERE THE BODY REJECTS A PROTEIN CALLED GLUTEN FOUND IN ALL KINDS OF FOODS INCLUDING ANYTHING WITH WHEAT, RYE OR BARELY.
Roshini Rajapaksa/NYU School of Medicine:
"it's basically like an allergic reaction, an immune reaction to the protein in wheat."
Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS/Miami, FL:
THAT REACTION KEEPS THE BODY FROM ABSORBING ANY NUTRIENTS.
IT'S ESTIMATED THREE MILLION AMERICANS ARE AFFECTED BY CELIAC DISEASE BUT ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNMENT, IT IS CONSIDERABLY UNDER-DIAGNOSED.
That's where the problem is lots of doctors are not recognizing."
CLASSIC SYMPTOMS INCLUDE WEIGHT LOSS, ABDOMINAL PAIN AND DIARRHEA.
BUT A GOVERNMENT PANEL, INCLUDING THE CLEVELAND CLINIC'S DOCTOR DOUGLAS ROGERS, IS ADVISING PHYSICIANS NATIONWIDE TO LOOK OUT FOR LESS OBVIOUS INDICATORS INCLUDING FATIGUE, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND EVEN A SKIN RASH.
Dr. Douglas Rogers/The Cleveland Clinic:
What physicians don't realize is that patients with constipation can have celiac disease, obese patients can have celiac disease.
SINCE ROSE HAD SUBTLE SYMPTOMS IT TOOK YEARS TO RECOGNIZE THE DISEASE.
Rose: I was thrilled though that it was finally diagnosed.
AND NOW SHE IS ON A GLUTEN FREE DIET.... WHICH IS ALL THAT'S NEEDED FOR CELIAC SUFFERERS TO FEEL NORMAL AGAIN.
DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
Coming up next, if it's to be believed, a new study reveals alot about lying.
Plus there's no lying to it... a lot of racers are upset with NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.
Martha Stewart will be sentenced this week for lying to investigators about a stock sale....after a federal judge refused to give her a new trial because of a witness who lied.
While some lies make headlines-- it turns out that lies may actually make up the very fabric of our lives.
A recent study concluded that the majority of people told at least three lies during every ten minutes of conversation.
Not the type of lies that hurt people-- but so-called "white lies"-- the kind that protect us from punishment and protect the feelings of others.
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[IN Q=How many]
((HOW MANY OF US WOULD SAY TO OUR ARTHRITIC GRANDMOTHERS WHO HAVE KNITTED US A SWEATER THAT WE REALLY DON'T LIKE THE COLOR AND WE REALLY DON'T LIKE THE STYLE AND WE WISH YOU WOULDN'T EVER KNIT US ANOTHER SWEATER.))
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[OUT Q=knit us another sweater]
Dr. Lewis's studies show that 65-percent of children by the age of two-and-a-half lie...and lie well. In fact, the higher the child's I-Q, the more likely they were to tell a fib.
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Still to come on the newscast,
we'll take a look back at the life and career of a woman who will always be known as Weezie.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the Monday ticker.
The Avalanche wrapped up its three-game series with the Potomac Cannons today with a matinee game in Salem.
It was a hot day for afternoon baseball, but not too hot for the hamster race.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth when Salem's Ryan Kochen knocked this RBI double past second base, sending left fielder Adam Seuss across the plate.
The Avs didn't waste any time getting on the board again as the next batter John Fagan hits this sacrifice fly to left field, allowing first baseman Mark Saccomano to make it home. That made the score 2-to-nothing.
The Avalanche got two more runs in the seventh. This one came from catcher Reinaldo Ruiz, who sends this RBI single past the second baseman, and shortstop Wade Robinson sneaks home to make it 4-to-1.
The Cannons caught up with Salem, but the Avs secured the game late in the 9th to win it 5-to-4.
The starting pitchers for tomorrow night's major league all-star game are all set.
No surprise concerning this pick in the National League where Roger Clemens will get the nod and become the oldest starting pitcher in the all-star game history at the age of 42.
The game is being played in his hometown of Houston.
The American League pick came down to either the A's Mark Mulder or the Red Sox Curt Schilling.
Manager Joe Torre went with the A's 12 game winner.
It appears that Tony Stewart has once again finished up a race weekend with plenty of controversy, but without any real serious demerits.
The driver of the Home Depot Chevy won yesterday's Tropicana 400, but was booed out of Victory lane when he arrived there.
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The Midwestern fans weren't too amused by some of Stewart's tactics in the race.
He gave long-time foe John Andretti an unnecessary bump early in the race.
And then later wrecked Kasey Kahne when the rookie was leading.
That incident triggered a fight in the pits, and not only took out Kahne, but crippled the cars driven by Dale Junior and Jeff Burton.
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[SUPER=01-Jeremy Mayfield/Kasey Kahne's Teammate; :21]
[SUPER=01-Greg Zipadelli/Stewart's Crew Chief; :36]
[OUT Q=...DO THAT INTENTIONALLY."]
The circuit is off this week before heading to New Hampshire on Sunday July 25th. At this time there is no indication that Stewart will receive any type of punishment for yesterday's incident.
More of your Monday sports coming up at the top of the hour including a peak inside the VSGA Junior golfing xone qualifier today at Hidden Valley Country Club.
Take care everybody and have a great night.
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On Wall Street, many analysts are looking for strong second quarter numbers to be released shortly.
But as more earnings warnings come in, investors are not so sure.
Jean Lee reports.
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She was best known as Weezie..the wife of George Jefferson on the hit sitcom The Jeffersons.
Actress Isabel Sanford has died at the age of 86-
Drew Levinson takes a look back at her career.
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"STOP HER GEORGE....COME ON WEEZIE, WOULD YOU LET ME SAVOR THE MOMENT."
The television world knew her as Weezie.
Isabel Sanford played Louise on the sitcom "The Jeffersons"
She was the devoted wife and foil to husband George--played by Sherman
"HEH, YOU CAN'T DO THAT. I'M THE BOSS
WELL I'LL JUST HAVE TO GO OVER THE BOSS' HEAD.(LAUGHTER)"
The Jefferson's was a spinoff of the popular series "All in the Family"
and it aired for 10 years beginning in 1975.
In 1981 Sanford became the first African American woman to win an emmy
as best actress.
She made her film debut in the 1967 classic, "Guess Who's Coming To
(NATSOUND FROM MOVIE)
It was just last January when Sanford was honored with her own star in
"LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, WE PROUDLY WELCOME TO THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
ISABEL SANFORD (APPLAUSE)
At the time Sanford said getting the star was magical.
(SOT SANFORD )
"SOMETHING I DREAMED ABOUT WHEN I WAS NINE YEARS OLD"
Isabel Sanford went into the hospital on July 4th...her health had begun
failing since having surgery 10 months ago.
Her publicist says she died of natural of natural causes.
Weezie....Isabel Sanford was 86. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Hollywood.