News-7 at Five is next--
with the latest on the investigation and the search for clues of the
An international flight makes an emergency landing right here in Virginia.
And Roanoke County supervisors vote on how to fund school construction
After a brief chill down, looks like a cool rain is on the way. Forecast
details just ahead.
On Health Check-- fighting back after a cancer diagnosis.
Plus, eye tests for toddlers.
We'll show you how this photoscreening camera works.
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The search continues in the Florida everglades- Now crews are looking for
the cockpit voice recorder.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE I'm Jean Jadhon.
Investigators are confident they'll find the voice recorder- even if it's
stuck in the mud.
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Meanwhile officials say they've begun examining the flight data recorder
that was discovered yesterday.
They say it's yielding information about the final minutes of the ill-fated
((ROBERT FRANCIS/NTSB: IT WAS SENT TO WASHINGTON. OUR FOLKS WORKED ON IT
OVERNIGHT AND THERE IS GOOD DATA ON THE RECORDER. I DON'T WANT TO TALK AT THIS
POINT ABOUT SPECIFICS BECAUES IT'S VERY PRELIMINARY.))
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/National Transportation Safety Bd.;
OUT Q=VERY PRELIMINARY.
Crews are retrieving more pieces of the plane from the water- that may
help explain what went wrong.
Additional bags of body parts were also brought out by boat today.
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A Miami Air Jet had to make an emergency landing in Norfolk this morning
after its cabin depressurized.
The Boeing 727 lost cabin pressure, on its way from New York to the
Caribbean, and was diverted to Norfolk International Airport, where it landed
Authorities say 119 people were on the plane.
Only minor injuries were reported.
The airline's president says the plane ran into trouble when it got to
cruising altitude and had to land.
Miami Air is a charter company that owns seven planes.
The company has passed all its Federal Aviation Administration inspections.
Meantime, a charter airline that supplied a plane for the Bob Dole campaign
has been grounded for safety reasons.
The F-A-A says Georgiabased A-V Atlantic can't fly until it fixes problems
with flight attendant training.
Inspectors found attendants don't know basic equipment or flight safety
The company operates seven Boeing 727's for charter and lease to other
Hundreds attended a memorial service today for the 14 Marines killed in the
helicopter crash at Camp Lejeune.
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The playing of taps and a pair of boots to symbolize each victim, were
included in the military honors.
The crash happened Friday morning during a training exercise involving U-S
and British troops.
Vinton native, Corporal Britt T. Stacey was among those killed in the
Stacey is survived by his parents and his wife, Angie.
Britt graduated from William Byrd High School in 1989.
He was the youngest of three brothers-- all of whom served in the military.
Britt's funeral is scheduled for Friday in Vinton.
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The fallout from the school bond referendum is still being felt in Roanoke
Today the supervisors voted to move forward with three school projects,
but not without serious objection.
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Joe Dashiell reports tonight from the County Administration Center--Joe what
are opponents saying?
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SUPER=01-Mary Nasca/Cave Spring Jr. High PTA Pres.
OUT Q=we look to them.
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- a teenager kills himself after
hijacking a school bus...
And Norfolk Southern is observing National Transportation Safety Week-- in
hopes of preventing accidents and teaching more about safety at railroad
Plus-- checking a toddler's vision can be as easy as taking a picture.
We've got the story tonight on Health Check.
All this and the Two Minute Ticker when NEWS-7 at Five returns.
A teenage boy hijacked a school bus- and then shot himself to death in
Salt Lake City, Utah.
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The boy took over the bus and shot the driver in the leg before ordering
her and the other children off the bus.
The bus then crashed into a home- Police don't know if the boy shot
himself before or after the bus crashed.
((SHERIFF AARON KENNARD/SALT LAKE CO. POLICE: IT APPEARS FROM OUR
INVESTIGATION THAT HE HAS SUFFERED SOME DEATHS OF A COUPLE OF VERY CLOSE
FRIENDS VERY RECENTLY WITHIN THE LAST WEEK OR TWO.))
SUPER=01-Sheriff Aaron Kennard/Salt Lake Co. Police;
OUT Q=LAST WEEK OR TWO."
The boy was just 15 years old.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian says he is not going to stop assisting the suffering.
He says he considers what he does a legitimate medical service.
((I'M SO CONVINCED I'M RIGHT ON THIS.... THE ONLY THAT WOULD STOP ME IS BEING
BURNED AT THE STAKE.))
SUPER=07-Dr. Jack Kevorkian;
OUT Q=burned at the stake.
The statement comes as Kevorkian is acquitted again- this time on two
counts of assisted suicide.
It is his third acquittal.
Kevorkian called on the medical profession to create guidelines for
doctor-assisted suicide for the seriously ill.
O-J Simpson continues his trip through Great Britain...
Today he took on Oxford University as a part of his credibility-restoration
Simpson faced questions from Oxford's famed debating society-- a group
known for pointed questions.
It looks as if Simpson may need whatever promotional money he can earn.
Recent reports revealed that the Internal Revenue Service has placed a lien
on Simpson's Brentwood mansion.
The lien is for a 1994 income tax bill that tops 600-thousand dollars.
The I-R-S says it's given Simpson ample warnings and asked for
explanations, but he has refused to pay.
National Nursing Home Week means special events for nursing home residents
at one Salem facility.
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((PATRICK EVANS/THE SOUNDS OF LYLES AND TAYLOR ARE HEAR TO HELP CELEBRATE
NATIONAL NURSING HOME WEEK HERE AT CAMELOT HALL, THAT'S COMING UP SHORTLY HERE
ON NEWS 7 AT FIVE... ))
OUT Q=NEWS 7 AT FIVE
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More than 400 people are dead and about 33-thousand injured after a tornado
The twister reportedly flattened dozens of villages where most homes are
built of mud and straw.
Medical workers are having a tough job, because there's a shortage of blood
A late-breaking story at Smith Mountain Lake this afternoon.
Authorities say a small plane went down in the water, near Smith Mountain
Lake State Park, on the Bedford County side of the lake.
The pilot, a woman, has apparently been rescued, but the plane sank.
No word on whether anyone else was on board.
We'll have more details on News-7 at 6.
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Magic is disappearing from the
Mike has the story in tonight's Ticker.
And on Health Check-- we'll introduce you to one family where mom is
It turns out having children can actually help the fight.
IN Q=Women who have
((WOMEN WHO HAVE CHILDREN MIGHT BE MORE LIKELY TO EXPOSE THEMSELVES TO MORE
SIDE EFFECTS FOR A SMALL BENEFIT IF THEY DO HAVE CHILDREN. ))
OUT Q=have children.
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To celebrate National Nursing Home Week, and bring attention to the needs
of seniors, Camelot Nursing home is bringing in some exciting entertainment.
Patrick Evans reports on this week's events.
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SUPER=01-Don Taylor/Entertainer; :29
SUPER=01-Deborah Lyles/Entertainer; :43
SUPER=01-Stuart Reed/Camelot Hall of Salem; 1:13
OUT Q=Patrick Evans, News 7 at Five.
In other Health News--
When cancer strikes a parent, it can mean big changes for a family.
But it turns out having children can actually help a parent SURVIVE.
Dr. Emily Senay looks at how one young family pulled together after a cancer
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SUPER=01-Minette McKenna/Cancer Survivor; :16
SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Michaelson/St. Barnabas Cancer Center; :38
SUPER=07-Bryan McKenna; 1:15
SUPER=07-Liz McKenna; 1:22
SUPER=01-Chris McKenna; 1:30
SUPER=01-Ken McKenna/Husband; 1:39
OUT Q=Dr. E.S. CBS News, NJ.
Mother's Day three years ago was on the of the hardest days in Minette
McKenna's life. She was in the hospital, away from her children-- recovering
from surgery to remove cancer in her breast. She was afraid...but one thought
IN Q=My youngest
((MINETTE MCKENNA: MY YOUNGEST WAS JUST GONNA TURN FIVE AND I REMEMBER MY FIRST
THOUGHT WAS I NEED TEN YEARS. I NEED TO HAVE HIM BE AT LEAST 15 BECAUSE THEN
I'LL THEN AT LEAST HAVE GIVEN HIM ALL THE BASICS AND THE MORAL FOUNDATION. ))
OUT Q=moral foundation.
She decided to undergo the most aggressive chemotherapy available..four
times the normal dose. She is not alone, studies have shown that women will
often go the more aggressive route in hopes of seeing their children grow up.
IN Q=Women who have
(( DR. RICHARD MICHAELSON, ST. BARNABAS CANCER CENTER: WOMEN WHO HAVE CHILDREN
MIGHT BE MORE LIKELY TO EXPOSE THEMSELVES TO MORE SIDE EFFECTS FOR A SMALL
BENEFIT IF THEY DO HAVE CHILDREN. ))
OUT Q=have children.
But beyond aggressive chemotherapy, a mother's desire to be there for
her children may in and of itself help survival.
IN Q=There's actually
((THERE'S ACTUALLY SOME DATA TO SUGGEST THAT THOSE PEOPLE WHO
ACTUALLY HAVE A LONGER SURVIVAL THAN THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE THOSE STRONG SOCIAL
NETWORK AND THAT'S PARTICULARLY TRUE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE CHILDREN WHO ARE
LIVING AT HOME.))
OUT Q=at home.
Minette was able to stay home with her children after receiving
chemotherapy-- but she couldn't do everything they were used to, including
kissing them, even though infection is less of a threat than it used to be.
IN Q=I learned how
(( BRYAN MCKENNA, AGE 12: I LEARNED HOW TO DO THE LAUNDRY.
LIZ MCKENNA, AGE 9: IT WAS WEIRD TO HAVE A MOTHER WHO WAS BALD FOR AWHILE. I
FELT LIKE EMBARRASSED."
CHRIS MCKENNA, AGE 7. I THOUGHT SOMETIME IN MY MIND THAT SHE MIGHT DIE.
KEN MCKENNA: THE KIDS REALLY DID WELL THROUGH IT. MINETTE REALLY DID A LOT
OF TALKING TO THEM AND I DID AS WELL. THEY REALLY ROSE TO THE OCCASION. EACH
OF THEM IN THEIR OWN WAYS BUT VERY CONSIDERATE OF WHAT WAS GOING ON. ))
OUT Q=was going on.
Minette's battle with cancer is not over, a year ago the cancer came back
and she needed radiation treatments--- which so far have kept it at bay.
Despite the setback, no one in minette's house lives in the shadow of
Instead they believe the disease taught them a valuable lesson about what's
important in life.
IN Q=I think I've
((I THINK I'VE TAUGHT THEM THAT MOTHERS TAKE CARE OF AND SUPPORT AND NOURISH
AND NURTURE CHILDREN BUT THERE'S ALSO A CIRCLE OF IT COMING BACK AGAIN AND WHEN
I WAS SICK THEY NURTURED AND HELPED ME. ))
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Dr. Emily Senay for CBS News, New Jersey.))
May is National Sight-Saving Month and today a few Roanokers stopped at the
Y-M-C-A on Church Street for free vision screenings.
Prevent Blindness Virginia, a non-profit health organization, sponsored the
They included chart readings and glaucoma exams for adults.
A special photoscreening camera was also used to check toddlers.
IN Q=The younger children
((MARTHA TELFORD - VISION TESTER
THE YOUNGER CHILDREN CANNOT DO A CHART. IN OTHER WORDS IF YOU ASK A CHILD TO
LOOK AT A CHART AND SAY A-B-C- OR D, THEY CAN'T RESPOND AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE.))
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OUT Q=such a young age
Photos from the camera can reveal early signs of eye problems like near and
Twenty-six Virginians lose their sight every week according to Prevent
The group is sponsoring vision screenings in different cities in Virginia
everyday this month to make people aware of the problem.
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The Mental Health Association of the Roanoke Valley is sponsoring a Town
Hall Meeting tonight, on insurance coverage for mental health.
If you'd like to attend the meeting, it's at Virginia Western Community
College in the Whitman Auditorium.
It's from 7 until 9.
Insurance and mental health is also the topic of a report tonight, on News
7 at ELEVEN.
The Most Valuable Player of the N-F-L is enterning the league's substance
Mike Stevens has the story as well as some news from the NBA.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday afternoon two minute
We begin tonight with yet another disappearing act from Magic Johnson.
The three-time league MVP, issued a statement through his agent this
afternoon saying he is ready to give up the NBA for good.
Johnson has quit the game twice before, but when he rejoined the Lakers in
January of this year he seemed sincere about a long term comeback.
He played in 32 games this year, averaged 14 and a half points, and seven
assists a contest.
But he was also suspended for bumping a referee and he spent a lot of time
discussing his younger teammates lack of discipline and desire.
In other NBA news today, the CHicago Bulls Tony Kukoc has been named the
league's top sixth man.
This award is given annually to the player who comes off the bench on a
regular basis and does the most for his team.
Kukoc was a sub in over 60 of the Bulls games this season, and he averaged 13
points a game for CHicago in that role.
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The Bulls and Jazz can wrap up conference semi-final series tonight with
wins. The Bulls were supposed to handle the KNicks, but the way Utah has
manhandled the Sours and taken a 3-to-1 lead is a bit of a surprise.
((VINNY DEL NEGRO/SPURS GUARD:))
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OUT Q=...couple of games."
In the NHL, the Panthers and Blues can also wrap up their respective
conference semi-final series as well tonight.
On the NFL front, Packers quarterback Brett Favre has voluntarily checking
himself into the league's substance abuse program.
Favre believes he has possibly become addicted to pain killers.
He says playing in pain so much the past couple of years made him dependent
Packers coach Mike Holmgren says last year's league MVP has met with league
doctors several times over the past two months.
On the diamond, the National League has suspended New York Mets
pitcher Pete Harnisch for eight games and the league has also suspended coach
Steve Swisher for two.
Both were involved in a brawl between the Mets and the Chicago Cubs Saturday.
Harnisch remains eligible while he appeals his suspension. Swisher's suspension
is effective immediately.
Nine other players were also fined for their parts in the fracas.
Coming up at six, RVD tennis, girls' softball, Ferrum NCAA baseball
preparations, and racing news from Charlotte.
Have a pleasant evening everybody.
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Norfolk Southern employees are working at railroad crossings today SS=rail
hoping to get motorists to think more about safety.
As part of National Transportation Safety Week, the company is targeting
safety at rail crossings.
Employees passed out information to drivers as they approached the crossing.
Officials say many accidents are caused simply by impatience.
IN Q=When they approach
((DANNY GILBERT/NORFOLK SOUTHERN: WHEN THEY APPROACH THE GRADE, APPROACH IT
ALWAYS EXPECTING A TRAIN. DO NOT RUN AROUND THE GATES. 52 PERCENT OF ALL
CROSSING COLLISIONS OCCUR WHEN YOU HAVE ACTIVE WARNING DEVICES. ))
SUPER=01-Danny Gilbert/Norfolk Southern;
OUT Q=warning devices.
Company officials say it's easy to remember the trains always have the right
of way because they can't stop quickly.
It takes one freight train hauling 150 cars, a half mile to stop when it's
only traveling 30 miles an hour.
It seems the plight of a lost dog has reached the Federal level.
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Keith Humphry joins us from the newsroom with more on this doggie- dilemma.
Jean, yesterday we introduced you to "Pugsy."
The dog has been at the Roanoke SPCA since April 24th.
Pugsy's original owner is in the Army... stationed in Germany... and
attempts to reach him have been unsuccessful.
But it now appears Senator John Warner is stepping in.
Apparently staff members have placed a call to the Pentagon... hoping to
inform the owner of the situation.
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We'll have a full "Pugsy" update coming up on News- 7 at six.
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