All eyes are on the water-
off Long Island today- We will have the latest on the crash of TWA flight 800
from New York.
Plus especially tough day for a Pennsylvania town- It looses 16 high
school students who were on board.
Pop up showers drop heavy rain in a few locations. Doppler radar pictures in
On Health Check-- exercise at your own risk.
That's the latest word after a report on exercise and sudden death
((MIKE STEVENS: AND PART OF THE TWO MINUTE SPORTS TICKER IS ON THE ROAD IN
FROSTBURG, MARYLAND WHERE A SLIGHT DRIZZLE, ACTUALLY A POURING RAIN GREETED THE
REDSKINS AS THEY OPENED TRAINING CAMP.))
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((WE HAVE NO EVIDENCE ON THIS FLIGHT YET THAT WOULD INDICATE THE CAUSE OF THE
OUT Q=THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDNET.
A word of caution to the American people- There is no evidence of sabotage
in the TWA explosion.
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The crash last night is raising questions about terrorism- but so far
authorities are saying it's too early to tell.
Federal investigators are still treating the crash of Flight 800 as an
accident- as they search the water for clues.
Byron Harlan is covering the story and joins us from New York with the
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SUPER=22-East Moriches, NY;
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SUPER=03-Off Long Island, NY;
SUPER=01-Gov. George Pataki/New York;
SUPER=01-Mark Abels/TWA Spokesman;
SUPER=01-Frank Capozza/Exchange Student Sponsor;
((As charred bodies and wreckage were pulled from the Atlantic Ocean,
investigators are trying to find out why the 747 bound for Paris from New
York, burst out of the sky.
GOV. GEORGE PATAKI/NEW YORK:
This is still being treated as a potential crime scene by the FBi.
MARK ABELS/TWA SPOKESMAN:
There was no non-routine transmission, no indication of any problem until the
flight went off the screen.
The obvious speculation centers on a bomb.
Coast Guard rescue teams worked along with civilians in a fruitless search for
survivors. Witnesses described a series of explosions and a huge fireball.
TWA is being criticized for its handling of the situation and the notification
of the families of the victims.
FRANK CAPOZZA, SPONSOR OF EXCHANGE STUDENT ON FLIGHT 800:
There are two tradgedies here. The tragedy that of course occured
last night. But even greater tragedy in the way, we the families have been
treated by TWA.
Officals say they will do all they can to find any possible survivors, but the
chance of anyone living for more than twelve hours in water hovering around 65
degrees is extremely low.))
SUPER=22-East Moriches, NY;
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For information about passengers on TWA Flight 800,
the T-W-A Hotline is 1-800 438-9892.
That's 1-800 438-9892.
The small town of Montoursville, Pennsyvlania is mourning the loss of 16
high school students.
The French Club members were aboard the TWA plane on their way to Paris-
along with five chaperones.
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((HAVING ONE FRIEND DIE IS BAD ENOUGH, BUT SIXTEEN IN ONE DAY. IT'S HORRIBLE.))
((THESE ARE THE KINDS OF KIDS I WOULD TAKE HOME IN A MINUTE TO BE MY OWN SONS
AND DAUGHTERS. ))
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((JUST EVERYONE'S IN A STATE OF SHOCK- THERE'S ALMOST NO TALKING GOING ON.
SUPER=01-Robert Rupp/Victim's Friend; 00-04!
SUPER=01-Daniel Chandler/High School Principal; 05-09!
OUT Q=EVERYONE'S SHOCKED."
Some family members traveled to Long Island today- to face the grim task
of identifying their children.
Olympics organizers in Atlanta report things are calm on the eve of the
Games- despite the crash.
They say there's no evidence that the disaster is the result of terrorism--
or that it's a warning for the Summer Games.
Opening ceremonies are tomorrow night.
In other news-- peace talks in the Mideast are starting up again.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened talks with Egypt's
President Hosni Mubarak today.
At a news conference Netanyahu expressed hope that Egypt will be an ally
working toward peace.
IN Q=i have renewed
((NETANYAHU: I HAVE RENEWED CONFIDENCE THAT IT CAN BE ACHEIVED AND I THINK
EQYPT WILL PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE ))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;
OUT Q=important role
Netanyahu also said he may be willing to reopen some territory in the Gaza
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
More than a year ago one of Roanoke's historic landmarks was consumed by
Today the remains of the Old First Baptist Church came crashing down.
Plus, on Health Check, reports on Esophagitis-- a condition afflicting
Plus, one group is trying to attract attention to the topic of hospitals
and deadly negligence.
Tonight's Growin It focuses on enjoying your lawn and garden.
Patrick has a report from Twists and Turns when the News continues.
Virginia finally executed Bedford County capital killer Joe Savino last
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./May 1989;
Savino had confessed to the 1988 murder of his lover, Tom McWaters.
He pleaded for a swift execution in 1990.
Just before his scheduled trip to the electric chair -- he decided to
Last night, after a two hour delay to consider last minute legal filings,
Savino was lethally injected.
IN Q=He made
((SONJA BARISIC/MEDIA WITNESS: HE MADE A BRIEF FINAL STATEMENT IN WHICH HE
SAID HE WAS SORRY FOR WHAT HAPPENED TO TOM MCWATERS, BUT THAT HE DID NOT KILL
MR. MCWATERS. ...LOVED THEM.))
SUPER=01-Sonja Barisic/Media Witness;
OUT Q=loved them.
Joe Savino is the 32nd killer put to death since the reinstatement of the
death penalty in Virginia two decades ago.
Rubble is all that remains where the first black church in the Roanoke
Valley used to stand.
The remnants of the old First Baptist Church were brought down this
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IN Q=nat sound
((NAT SOUND OF CHURCH FALLING... ))
OUT Q=nat sound
It took a couple of hours, but the stepel was finally knocked down.
Construction crews hoped to knock it down with a bulldozer and cables, but
that didn't work so a crane was brought in.
IN Q=I was
OUT Q=miss it.
Fire destroyed the church in April of 1995.
Three vehicles collided in southeast Roanoke this morning.
And one of them ended up under the porch of a house on 7th and Jamison.
City Police charged Peggy Songer of Vinton with disregarding a "STOP" sign.
Her car hit another driven by Joanne Morgan of Roanoke.
Crews had to cut Morgan and a passenger out of the car.
A couple in their 70's was in the third vehicle.
No one was seriously hurt.
To enjoy your lawn and gardens it doesn't hurt to have a comfortable
setting with a good view...
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stocks bump next
Enjoying your garden and other outdoor settings requires more than just
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
In tonight's Growin It, Patrick Evans joins us from Twists & Turns, a store
offering good ideas to transform your patio or garden into a more liveable
Patrick, I understand they have some furniture that is made right here in
Roanoke...tell us about that.
SUPER=01-Cynthia Cassell/Twists & Turns;
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health music under
Stick around, The Shaq is moving cross-country. Steve Mason has the story
as well as report from Redskins training camp.
On Health Check-- did you know what delicacies might be lurking right under
We're talking about edible and medicinal backyard plant life.
IN Q=If you
((IF YOU LOOK AT THE NATIVE AMERICANS, THEY USED ALMOST EVERYTHING IN THE
BACKYARD FOR SOME PURPOSE. WHETHER IT WAS AN ASTRINGENT, OW WAS USED FOR A
VARIETY OF AILMENTS, SOME TOPICAL OR TAKEN INTERNALLY. ))
OUT Q=taken internally.
health bump next
Compete at your own risk.
A new study worries physical exams for competitive sports don't detect
heart defects linked to sudden deaths on the playing field.
The report says these tragedies are usually caused by hard-to-detect,
Researchers recommend that young athletes with serious heart
defects stop competing.
The report is published in the "Journal of the American Medical
The A-M-A will soon release new screening guidelines recommending more
detailed checks on athletes with family histories of heart disease.
A consumer group says every day, hospital negligence kills.
The group Public Citizen blamed loose regulatory standards-- and says too
often the accreditation commission looks the other way because it sees
hospitals as customers to be kept satisfied.
Public Citizen says individual states themselves should do the inspections
Every year millions in this country suffer from esophagitis, a deep,
burning pain in the chest.
The condition occurs when acid from the stomach comes up into the
IN Q=It's estimated
((DR. COLIN HOWDEN/GASTROENTEROLOGIST: IT'S ESTIMATED THAT 44% OF AMERICAN
ADULTS EXPERIENCE HEARTBURN AT LEAST SOME OF THE TIME. OF THE PATIENTS I SEE
WITH HEARTBURN, ABOUT HALF TO TWO THIRDS WILL HAVE ESOPHAGITIS. IT CAN HAVE A
SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON A PATIENT'S QUALITY OF LIFE. IT INTERFERES WITH
ENJOYMENT OF MEALS
IT MAY INTERFERE WITH THEIR SLEEP. THEY MAY LOSE TIME FROM WORK AND THEY MAY BE
LESS PRODUCTIVE AT WORK BECAUSE OF ESOPHAGITIS ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Colin Howden/Gastroenterologist; :
And if left untreated the condition can lead to serious complications.
Ulcers in the esophageal lining, scars, difficulty swallowing, and in rare
cases, a pre-cancerous condition.
SUPER=04-Tap Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; :
To treat erosive esophagitis, doctors often prescribe medications called
proton pump inhibitors -- which block the final step in acid production in the
There's also an extended use treatment, called Prevacid, just recently
approved by the F-D-A.
This is giving new meaning to the phrase, back-yard barbeque.
Are you aware of just how many edible delicacies might be thriving right
by your own home?
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :
From sauteed dandelions and honeysuckle desert-- you can fill up on edible
But, there are a few warnings, like with home-brewed sassafras teas.
IN Q=The native
((BOB POHLAD/FERRUM COLLEGE PROFESSOR: THE NATIVE AMERICANS AND EARLY PEOPLE
IN THIS COUNTRY WOULD EAT THEM, BUT THEY'D EAT SMALL QUALITIES AND THEY'D NO
HOW MUCH AND THEY'D SUPPLEMENT THEM AND USE THEM AS FLAVORINGS AND DIFFERENT
THIGNS. WHEN WE STARTED GOING TO TEAS, USING MORE AND MORE WE STARTED SEEING
SOME TOXICITY AND SOME PROBLEMS. AND THE OTHER THING IS IN EACH OF OUR BODIES
WE REACT DIFFERENTLY TO DIFFERENT THINGS. IT'S LIKE MUSHROOMS, THERE ARE
CERTAIN MUSHROOMS THAT PEOPLE CAN EAT, BUT YOU REALLY HAVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE
LOOKING AT BECAUSE ARE MORE TOXIC THAN OTHERS.
SO I TELL MY STUDENTS JUST TO STAY AWAY FROM ALL OF THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Pohlad/Ferrum College Professor; :
OUT Q=from all of them.
Many HERBS are becomming increasingly popular for their MEDICINAL
properties-- such as milk thistle, lemon balm, garlic, feverfew, and chamomile.
Turning now to sports-- the Washington Redskins are in Maryland hoping to put
together a winning season.
That report plus the Shaq is heading West-- here's Steve Mason.
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your fast and furious ticker. We start
our 120 seconds with the signing of FORMER Orlando Magic center Shaquille
O'Neal by the Los Angeles Lakers for 120 million dollars!!
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00
O'Neal and Lakers owner Jerry West called an afternoon news conference at
the Reebok headquarters in Atlanta to announce the deal.
The contract IS for 120 million dollars for 7 years. Shortly after the
signing, the lakers raised ticket prices. We will hear from Shack at 6.
For the first time since 1991 all 84 Redskins were signed sealed and
delivered as training camp opened this morning in Frostburg, Maryland.
Mike Stevens and Photographer Scott Ayres have more from Frostburg State
IN Q="They're were no
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00
SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :18
SUPER=01-Ken Harvey/Redskins Linebacker; :56
SUPER=01-Andre Johnson/First Round Draft Pick; 1:25
OUT Q=.........News 7 sports.
Mike has more from the Skins training camp at 6...but stay tuned for more
NEWS-7 at FIVE.
The medical dramas "E-R" and "Chicago Hope" lead the list of nominations for
the 48th annual Emmy awards.
The nominees were named this morning in California.
E-R is up for 17 awards, including best drama.
H-B-O'S "The Larry Sanders Show" leads the comedy category with 12
Angela Lansbury of "Murder, She Wrote" has her 16th nomination.
She's never won -- which is a record Emmy losing streak.
Winners will be announced September 8th in Pasadena, California.
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
Coming up on NEWS-7 at SIX we bring you part four of our series, Changing
Times at The Roanoke Times.
Jean/Len double boxes
Tonight Len Besthoff will tell us about a team based management program at
the paper that has its share of critics.
How long has The Roanoke Times been using this program?
Jean about five years ago The Roanoke Times parent company had all of its
newspapers adopt this new management approach called Continuous Improvement, or
C-I was basically designed with manufacturers in mind.
It emphasizes flatter management, team based decisions, and putting the
Many former and present newsroom staffers say frequent, and mandatory team
meetings, along with a number of other exercises interfere with the creative
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IN Q=An awful
((GEORGE KEGLEY/FORMER ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: AN AWFUL LOT OF TIME IS TAKEN
UP BY THE MEETINGS, THE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MEETINGS. ))
SUPER=01-George Kegley/Former Roanoke Times Reporter;
OUT Q=continuous improvement meetings.
C-I's defenders say it has helped the paper cut costs, and prevent layoffs
in the newsroom.
double boxes Jean/Len
That's part four of Changing Times at The Roanoke Times, in just a half hour
on News-7 at SIX.
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