Up next on News 7-
A cockpit voice recorder indicates there was a fire in ValuJet's passenger
A motorcycle accident backs up traffic on Interstate 81 on this holiday.
And remembering America's fallen heros on this Memorial Day,.
Strong to severe thunderstorms are invading the region-- creating some
rough weather for this Memorial Day.
We'll check the watches and warnings-- plus the doppler radar, coming up.
On Health Check--do you have problems with your feet?
You're not alone--millions of Americans, particularly women, don't know how
to recognize if indeed the shoe fits. We'll have some tips.
((ROBERT FRANCIS/NTSB: THERE WERE VERBAL INDICATIONS FROM THE COCKPIT THAT
THERE WAS FIRE IN THE PASSENGER CABIN.))
OUT Q=IN THE PASSENGER CABIN."
That information coming from the cockpit voice recorder of Valujet Flight
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
The voice recorder is being examined in Washington DC-
As Regina Blakely reports, trouble on the plane started shortly after
IN Q=An initial review
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/National Transportation Safety Bd;
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/CBS News; (Anytime)
OUT Q=standard outcue."
((An initial review of the Valujet cockpit recorder tape found Sunday
indicates that around six minutes after take-off there was trouble in the
ROBERT FRANCIS/VICE-CHAIRMAN NTSB:
IT APPEARS THE COCKPIT DOOR OPENED BUT THERE WERE VERBAL INDICATIONS THAT
THERE WAS FIRE IN THE PASSENGER CABIN.. ALSO PROBLEMS OBTAINING OXYGEN.. THAT
IS THE LIMIT OF WHAT WE HAVE AT THE MOMENT.
Groups of analysts continue to try and decipher the 30 minutes of tape
which the NTSB says contains an unusual amount of cock-pit background noise.
A preliminary look also indicates there may be some gaps in the tape just
as there was in the black box found three days after the crash.
But all in all investigators say they are lucky to have any tape considering
the damage to the recorder box which the NTSB says was caused by a tremendous
While investigators work on the theory that volatile oxygen generators as well
as inflated tires in the cargo hold may have played a role in the crash. They
are also looking for signs of electrical fire work continues in the everglades
to find what could be another piece of the puzzle- the planes circuit-breaker.
So far, less than 40% of the plane which went down over the Florida everglades
two weeks ago killing all 100 on board has been recovered. Tuesday the NTSB
plans on going in with heavy dredging equipment to try an scoop up piles of mud
examining them for further wreckage and clues about just what happened to
flight 592. Regina Blakely, CBS News, Washington.))
Around the nation, people are remembering the men and women who gave their
lives for our Freedom.
On this Memorial day- President Clinton laid a wreath at the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery.
((ALL ACROSS OUR WONDERFUL COUNTRY, IN CROWDED CITIES, AND COUNTRY TOWNS.
AMERICA BOWS IT'S HEAD AND GIVES THANKS TO OUR FALLEN HEROS.))
OUT Q=OUR FALLEN HEROS."
Senator Bob Dole attended Memorial Day services in New Jersey.
He pointed out his record in the military and Clinton's lack of military
Veterans in the Roanoke Valley took time out today to remember.
Those who served and their families got together at Greene Memorial
Methodist Church in Roanoke.
Speakers honored local veterans and praised them for their bravery and
heroism on the battlefield.
SOT 10.44.57 - 10.45.09
IN Q= They felt they
((MATTHEW ZIMMERMAN/RET. CHAPLAIN DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS;
THEY FELT THAT THEY HAD A RESPONSIBILITY BOTH CIVIC AND SPIRITUAL TO PROTECT
AND TO DEFEND THIS NATION THROUGH WHICH GOD CAN OFFER UP A TESTIMONY.))
SUPER=01-Matthew Zimmerman/Ret. Chaplain, Dept. of Veterans Affairs;
OUT Q=up a testimony.
Afterwards, a wreath was laid and taps played at Lee Plaza.
The Roanoke Valley Veterans Council hosted the tribute.
The event attracted veterans of several different ages- representing nearly
all the major conflicts and wars in this century.
Many on hand say today's tribute was especially important for younger
One veteran said he believes youngsters need to know that someone fought for
wipe wipe wipe
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
Meanwhile in Bedford today, military veterans, civic leaders and citizens
also gathered INDOORS... in the face of threatening, gray skies to mark
Bedford lost a higher percentage of its population in the Normandy invasion
of France during world war two than any other American community.
So several speakers pronounced it "altogether fitting and proper" that they
should honor that sacrifice.
Following remarks, U-S Senator John Warner told reporters he hopes the
Supreme Court will allow Virginia Military Institute to remain a MEN's college.
IN Q=Our state is
((SENATOR JOHN WARNER: OUR STATE IS HOME FOR MANY, I REPEAT, MANY SINGLE-SEX
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, QUITE A FEW. THAT IMPACTS ON OUR ECONOMY, OUR
STATE'S TRADITION. AND WE'VE GIVEN THESE YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG WOMEN WONDERFUL
TRAINING, AND IT HAS WORKED FOR WELL OVER 100 YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Sen. John Warner/(R) Virginia
OUT Q=100 years.
The Court is expect to issue a final ruling on the issue next month.
More news from Virginia's alternative military program for women, V-WIL, a
little later in our broadcast.
The nation's mid section is feeling Mother Nature's wrath.
SUPER=03-Lee Summit, MO
Thunderstorms, packing hurricane force winds up to 125 miles an hour, ripped
through western Missouri last night.
Ten people were injured and nearly 100 homes were damaged in Lee's Summit.
Ironically one family was out seeing the movie "Twister" when wind tore the
roof off their home.
IN Q=We're all OK.
((CLIFTON GORDON/RESIDENT: WE'RE ALL OK. I HAD TWO GUINEA PIGS. ONE OF THEM
SAW MY BROTHER'S ROOM GET DESTROYED. HE WAS IN THE ROOM WHEN IT HAPPENED.))
OUT Q=it happened.
At least eight twisters --carrying 90 mile an hour winds and baseball-size
hail -- were reported in Kansas.
And in Oklahoma, a tornado knocked a coal train off its tracks.
It's really been something else out there today--
The National Weather Service has posted a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for far
southwest and southside Virginia.
Meanwhile, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for much of the rest of the
region-- including the Roanoke Valley.
As our headlines, point out it was a wet and stormy Memorial Day.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Four new prisons are in the works in
Virginia--we'll tell you what's going to be different about them.
And VMI has its rats--what will V-WIL first year cadets be called? There's
trouble brewing over the name the women have selected.
In health news--if the shoe doesn't fit, you could be doing some serious
harm to your feet. We'll have the story.
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal
Within two years Virginia will open four prisons to house the state's
For the first time officers on the INSIDE will pack heat.
Corrections Director Ron Angelone says to keep up, you have to think like a
IN Q=have inmates
((RON ANGELONE/VA. CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: HAVE INMATES IN THE DAYROOM KILLED
AND INJURED OTHER INMATES. YES. HAVE THEY HURT STAFF UNDER MY WATCH, YES.))
SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/VA. Corrections Director;
OUT Q=my watch, yes.
Among the most recent scares for law enforcement officials: a loaded gun may
have found its way onto Death Row. Also, a corrections officer was stabbed
by an inmate at Mecklenburg.
The design of the new prisons is aimed at stopping occurences like these.
One of them will house the new Death Row as well.
All four prisons will have guns and gun turrets INSIDE. The guards will be
armed with rubber bullets which are not fatal, but ARE capable of stopping
Virginia Women's Institute For Leadership---VWIL---is trying to build its
own traditions, but cadets are off to a bit of a rocky start in one area.
SUPER=03-Staunton/Mary Baldwin College
The V-WIL women had decided to call freshmen "wogs". That's short for
polliwog. But school administrators have vetoed that--because it's also a
British racist term for blacks.
V-WIL is an alternative college program for women which began last summer.
Currently women cannot attend Virginia Military Institute, where first-year
cadets are known as "rats."
Traffic on one side of Interstate 81 near Salem was backed up for miles
earlier today by a motorcycle accident on the road.
The wreck occurred at about 11:30 this morning in one of the northbound
It involved one bike in a group of motorcyclists traveling north.
Both northbound lanes of the busy highway were briefly shut down.
There's no word yet from the State Police on the number of people injured or
the extent of their injuries. Officials say nobody died in the wreck.
Still to come on News 7 at 5--when will the sunshine return? Kimberly
McBroom has the forecast.
And it's berry picking time. We'll let you know what kind of shape this
year's crop is in--that story and more when we return.
stocks bump next
GRAPHIC=Festival in Park
The latest group of singers from the Jackson family made a brief stop at a
local school today.
3-T gave a free, private concert for students at Salem High School.
The students won the concert by sending in the most postcards of any school
to radio station W-J-J-S.
They sent 15 hundred total.
The boys are all sons of Tito Jackson, but they don't let the pressure of
their famous last name get in their way.
SOT 03.12.40 - 03.12.50
IN Q=We've just been
((TITO JOE JACKSON/SINGER;
WE'VE JUST BEEN BROUGHT UP THAT IF YOU WORK HARD YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT
TO DO AND MAKE THE BEST OF YOUR LIFE. THIS PROJECT HAS TAKEN OVER 10 YEARS TO
DO SO WE'VE WORKED PRETTY HARD.))
SUPER=01-Tito Joe Jackson/Singer;
OUT Q= worked pretty hard.
The group just released their debut album called BROTHERHOOD which has
already produced one gold single.
The concert was part of a series of shows they're giving along the eastcost.
Their next stop will be in Washington, DC where they're performing tomorrow.
SS=Festival in Park
3-T will also be performing at Festival in the Park tonight at Elmwood Park
from 5 to 8.
Strawberry growers in western Virginia had a scare early this month as
But the crop survived and ripe berries are now in season.
Garrett Farms opened its pick- your- own strawberry patch last week.
Berry lovers were praising the quality of the crop they were picking and
purchasing for a dollar a pound.
But freezing temperatures late in the growing season did provide some
IN Q=We stayed up with the
((BUDDY HILL/GARRETT FARMS: WE STAYED UP WITH THE STRAWBERRIES ALL NIGHT AND
ABOUT A HALF HOUR BEFORE SUNRISE, WE SAW 31 DEGREES DOWN ON THE GROUND, SO WE
HAD TO TURN ON THE IRRIGATION AND HAVE IT RUN TIL SUNUP.))
SUPER=01-Buddy Hill/Garrett Farms;
OUT Q=run til sunup.
The two- acre patch at Garrett Farms should be open for another couple of
The season may last a little longer at other pick- your- own operations in
our area that have more acreage and offer more varieties.
Not exactly good berry picking weather today. When will it improve?
Kimberly McBroom checks in with the answer, coming right up.
CK/LIVELINE FIVE BACKGROUND
CK/VIEWERNET CURRENT STATS
CK/DOPPLER= 150 NM LOOP
CK/STORMWATCH= WX ALERT MAP
CK/LIVELINE= SURFACE ANALYSIS MAP
CK/ESS/5 PAGESREGIONAL FORECASTS
ESS/FULL EXTENDED FORECAST
WALK OVER FOR 3 SHOT
health music under
There's much more to come on News 7 at 5--Mike has the Two Minute Ticker.
Also talk about spanning the generations--one new addition to a zoo in New
Zealand traces its family back 135 million years.
And on Health Check--
oh those aching feet.
The price some women pay for being in style--those fashionable shoes can do
SOT 2:36:17 on 596-22
IN Q=If you inherit the foot
((DR. WILLIAM HAMILTON: IF YOU INHERIT THE FOOT THAT IS PRONE TO FORM THE
BUNION AND YOU PUT THAT IN A TIGHT SHOE THAT IT WILL ACCELERATE THE FORMATION
OF THE DEFORMITY.))
OUT Q=the deformity
health bump next
As the saying goes...if the shoe fits wear it...but many people don't take
In fact, improperly fitting shoes causes more than 43 million Americans to
suffer some type of foot problem. women are 9 times more likely
than men to develop foot problems because of poorly fitting shoes.
Dr. Emily Senay takes a look at the price women are paying for fashion.
IN Q=With over
SUPER=07-Melanie Rosenzweig; :22 QUICK!!!!
SUPER=01-Dr. William Hamilton/Orthopaedic Surgeon; :33
SUPER=01-Dr. Emily Senay/Reporting; 2:10
OUT Q=Dr.ES CBS News, NY.
With over 60 pairs Melanie Rosenzweig will never be out of fashion when it
comes to shoes.
IN Q=Don't these
((DON'T THESE HURT YOUR FEET?
ABSOLUTELY! THEY HURT YOUR FEET-- I
MEAN IT'S A HIGH HEEL AND A NARROW TOE. ))
OUT Q=narrow toe.
Two qualities to a shoe that almost guarantee problems.
For Melanie that's exactly what happened.
IN Q=Just when
((MELANIE ROSENZWEIG: JUST WHEN YOU WEAR SHOES YOU ARE IN SO MUCH PAIN---YOU
CAN'T THINK IF YOU WEAR TIGHT SHOES YOU CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING.))
OUT Q=of anything.
This is the result, a large bunion on the inside of her right
foot. Surgery was required before she could walk comfortably again.
IN Q=It's the
((DR. WILLIAM HAMILTON/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON: IT'S THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF THE
FASHION FOOTWEAR THAT WOMEN FEEL THEY HAVE TO WEAR TO BE ATTRACTIVE...CAN CAUSE
A GREAT DEAL OF PROBLEMS IN THE FEET...MEN WEAR AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT TYPE OF
SHOE THAT CONFORMS TO THE FOOT.))
OUT Q=to the foot.
Some of the biggest culprits are high-heels and narrow toes.
Bunions like Melanie's, and this one on Leeza's foot, are one of the
common problems of poor-fitting shoes. But not for everyone.
IN Q=You inherit
(( DR. WILLIAM HAMILTON: YOU INHERIT SORT OF A BUNION-PRONE FOOT OR A
BUNION-PROOF FOOT. WE ALL KNOW PEOPLE WHO WEAR THE WRONG SHOES THEIR
WHOLE LIFE AND NEVER GET FOOT PROBLEMS.
IF YOU INHERIT THE FOOT THAT IS PRONE TO FORM THE BUNION AND YOU PUT THAT IN A
TIGHT SHOE THAN IT WILL ACCELERATE
THE FORMATION OF THE DEFORMITY. ))
OUT Q=the deformity.
Bunions develop when bones in the foot start to separate. Surgery is
often required to move the bones back into place.
So how do you know if your shoe fits? It's more than just knowing your
It's knowing the true width of the ball of your foot and of the shoes
they should be within a half-inch of each other.
It's also knowing to buy
shoes late in the day feet swell as the day goes on. Always pick a shoe that
conforms to the shape of your foot. If a shoe doesn't fit in the store, it
won't fit later. There's no such thing as breaking in a shoe.
Doctor Emily Senay for CBS News, New York.))
In sports--the University of Virginia plays for a national championship in
lacrosse--also highlights from the Saturn Festival Cup Bike Race in downtown
Roanoke today. Here's Mike Stevens with the Two Minute Ticker.
The Virginia Cavaliers lacrosse team was in College Park, Maryland this
afternoon trying to bring the NCAA national lacrosse championship back to
SUPER=03-College Park, MD/ESPN; :00
To Byrd stadium we got where the Tigers started fast taking a 4-to-2 lead on
the Cavs as Jeff McMean's assist leads to a Princeton goal from from the right
side of the crease.
But Michael Watson would keep the Cavaliers close in the first half. Watch
this sprawling shot with time running out in the first period. Princeton leads
4-to-3 after one.
Watson had three goals in the first period, and he kept coming in the fourth
with the bouncer in front, his fifth of the game and it cuts Princeton's lead
to 12-11 with 7:06 to go.
Head Coach Dom Starcia kept his Cavs focused and with 5 minutes to play,
Curry scores on the dive and we're headed to overtime tied at 12.
But just 34 seconds into the sudden death period, Lawrence Smith finds Jesse
HUbbard, who fires a leaning bouncer between the pipes from 20 yards out as
Princeton beats Virginia 13-to-12 in sudden death.
Coming up at six, some NBA and Baseball highlights plus, Ted Musgrave's
responds to Kyle's shove last night in the Coke 600.
Have a safe Memorial day evening everybody, I'll see you in about a half
take a break
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your Memorial Day edition of the two
minute sports ticker.
Let's begin in downtown Roanoke where the Saturn Festival Cup bike races took
center stage from nine this morning up until just a few minutes ago.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturn Festival Cup; :00
This is the seventh year for the Festival Cup and for the third straight year
members of team Saturn Dominated the event.
In the women's 25 kilometer pro event, Clara Hughes beat 13 other riders in
impressive fashion as she lapped the field and won the race in a time of 33
minutes and 48 seconds despite having to run over the half the race on a wet,
The men's event was much closer and much more intense as 34 riders battled
their way through the streets of Roanoke for 45 cIrcuits.
11 laps from the finish Steve Bauer, Matthew Kosharo and Christopher Blake
set their sights on the finish.
Bauer, the favorite and the veteran Tour Dupont cyclist would let his
companions pick up the bonus money or "Preems" on several laps in exchange for
pushing him to the finish which he crossed first in a time of 54 minutes and 44
IN Q="YOU KNOW...
((STEVE BAUER/MEN'S PRO DIVISION WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Steve Bauer/Men's Pro Division Winner; :00
OUT Q=...TOGETHER WITH."
Also this afternoon in the major leagues, the Astros have beaten the Pirates
and the Rockies topped the Cards 5-to-2.
The dinosaurs may be gone, but other prehistoric reptiles live on.
A group of baby Tuataras (tyoo-ah-tara) recently hatched at the Auckland
Zoo in New Zealand. The lizard-like creatures share some features in common
The Tuatara is the only living creature of its order. Its closest relatives
died out about 135- million- years ago.
IN Q=These are..
((MARTIN BELL, AUCKLAND ZOO KEEPER:
THESE ARE REFERRED TO AS A LIVING FOSSILS, BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN LARGELY
UNCHANGED FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS AND THEY'RE STILL WITH US TODAY, SO WE OWE IT
TO THE TUATARA TO ENSURE THEIR SURVIVAL IN THE FUTURE.))
SUPER=01-Martin Bell/Auckland Zoo Keeper; :06
OUT Q=in the future.
The Tuatara are unique to New Zealand.
They could live to be as old as 120, provided their parents don't eat them,
as is their habit in the wild.
(toss to Kimberly)
(Kimberly tosses to jean)
It may sound like something out of a bad horror movie--
Cicadas (si- KAY- duhs), which are often mistaken for locusts, are
infesting parts of Henry County.
Jean/Keith double boxes
Keith Humphry is here now with more on that.
That's right, Jean.
These insects, which look like large flies, are coming in droves to the
They're NO danger to people-- but can be harmful to certain trees.
Residents' biggest complaint about the Cicadas is the loud chirping noise
double boxes keith/Jean
We'll take a closer look at these creatures-- plus the rest of the day's
news in just one half hour.
(ad lib bye)