NEWS-7 at FIVE is next:
A large piece of the fuselage from TWA flight 800 is found along with
several bodies....while families mourn near the crash site.
Plus the latest on the electrocution of a man in Botetourt County.
Some passing clouds but the expected rain decided to avoid the region. Looks
rather warm again tomorrow.
On Health Check, for about 30 high school students in the region--
it's turning out to be a busy summer.
There are hospital rounds to make, lab tests to read....we'll tell you
about this Health Careers Camp.
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((TODAY THERE IS AN EMPTINESS IN ALL OUR HEARTS. THE WORLD HAS LOST 20 VERY
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Families mourn their loved ones- killed aboard TWA Flight 800.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
They gathered under chilly-gray skies for today's waterfront service
Tears and hugs filled Smith Point Park- which is one of the closest places
on land to the crash site.
((MOST OF US DID NOT KNOW EACH OTHER BEFORE THE TWILIGHT HOURS OF LAST
WEDNESDAY BUT NOW WE MOURN TOGETHER IN THIS UNLIKELY PLACE.))
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After today's memorial- New York's Governor announced that crews have
discovered a big piece of wreckage.
It hasn't yet been pulled from the sea.
He also told family members more victims have been found-
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Chicago Police are trying to figure out how a small explosive device got
onto a tarmac at O'Hare International Airport last night.
Explosives experts cleared out the area and set it off.
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((bomb goes off))
((MATT RODRIGUEZ/CHICAGO POLICE SUPER.: WE HAVE NO INFORMATION WITH RESPECT
TO THIS DEVICE WHO MAY BE CLAIMING TO BE RESPONSBLE.))
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The crude pipe was found on the tarmac outside an air charter service- well
away from the main passenger terminals.
The incident followed two earlier telephone bomb threats.
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A powerful bomb ripped through a busy airport in Pakistan today- killing
nine people and wounding 30 others.
The bomb went off at Lahore International airport.
It is the ninth terrorist attack in Pakistan in a little more than three
In local news-- a teenager was electrocuted on the banks of the James River
in Botetourt County yesterday morning.
Federal and State Officials have now been called in to investigate.
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Ron Jones was in Botetourt County today and joins us from the newsroom with
Jean, 15-year-old Eric Bowden of Greenbay, Wisconsin was visting family and
friends in the area
when he, his brother and three other young men were hoping to enjoy a fishing
outing near the James River Limestone Plant.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Johnny Carson/Buchanan Rescue Squad; :21
SUPER=01-John Michener/James River Limestone General Mgr.; 41
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(( According to management people frequently sign in at this guard shack
before going through the property of the plant to a popular fishing spot beyond
their property line.
Bowden did the same and came in contact with this exposed electric wire and
was electrocuted by 480 volts of electricity.
((JOHNNY CARSON/BUCHANAN RESCUE SQUAD: MY CREW REQUESTED... STARTED TO WORK ON
James River Limestone Plant officials say the young men were alowed to go
through the property but not fish on it.
((JOHN MICHENER/LIME STONE PLANT GENERAL MANAGER: IT APPEARS IN THIS... STOP IN
THE PLANT AREA TO FISH.))
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Straight ahead--the case that stirred racial controversy in Franklin County
And improvements to one stretch of highway are complete...as dignitaries
help celebrate Route 29's paved progress.
And on Health Check--
Dental care isn't something to take for granted, as some in Botetourt
County are finding out.
The Board of Supervisors recently voted to end free services for low income
Later in the newscast we'll meet the Confederate Cloggers...
The group from the New River Valley has just returned from a show on the
road. STay tuned.
A three-year legal battle over racial epithets ended today with nothing more
than a three-paragraph statement.
Math Teacher Lari Scruggs had sued Franklin County school officials, along
with Nadine Keen and Linda Edwards White.
Scruggs made comments in a study hall three and a half years ago about
The board ended up NOT re-newing Scruggs' contract.
Today Scruggs' lawyer submitted a statement to the court.
It says: "Ms. Keen & Mrs. White believe that while the school board's
inappropriate action led to the events that gave rise to the lawsuit, they
regret the effect the events had on all concerned."
A state medical examiner says he's still waiting for lab results before
determining how a Bedford County woman died over the weekend.
48-year old Phyllis Wade Ayers was found dead in the front yard of her home
on Simsbury Lane in Forest Saturday morning.
Ayers' husband Malcolm discovered her body around 8:30.
Dr. David Oxley says it does "not" appear foul play was involved in Ayers'
Oxley wants to see the results of a number of tests including blood- alcohol
content, before releasing the cause of death.
An eight mile stretch of highway on the Southside promises to pave the way
for economic prosperity.
That was the word this morning from local and state dignitaries in Danville.
They were in town for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the
Dan Daniel Memorial Highway.
The stretch of road connects Route 29 in Blairs to Route 58 East in
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((LINWOOD WRIGHT/DANVILLE MAYOR:IT IS OUR ROUTE...FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.))
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State officials say a preliminary engineering study will be done in three
years to look at the possibility of two additional lanes on each side.
It's foot stomping fun for the Confederate Cloggers, the New River Valley
group just returned from a performance of a lifetime.
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You're one of the top Clogging Groups in the State, and you've just sent a
video tape to Orlando-- what are you going to do now?
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You're going to Disney World!
As Patrick Evans reports, the Confederate Cloggers made their dancing dream
SUPER=01-Amy Rush/Confederate Cloggers Director;
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- despite lower ratings, David Letterman
is NOT throwing in the towel, we'll explain.
On Health Check-- Debillitating falls are a fact of life for many elderly
In an effort to do something about the problem, doctors are now looking at
the benefits of Tai Chi, in improving patients' balance.
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(( I'M IN FAR BETTER HEALTH THAN I BELIEVE I COULD POSSIBLY HAVE BEEN IF IT
WEREN'T FOR THIS TAI CHI ... MY LEGS ARE STRONGER, MY BALANCE IS BETTER.))
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Some youngsters in Botetourt County may soon find it harder to see a
THEY may be cheering but local health department officials aren't.
Last week the county's Board of Supervisors voted to end a program that
provides free dental care to kids from low income families.
They got free check-ups, fluoride treatments and fillings-- and learned
about caring for their teeth and gums.
Health department officials now fear poorer kids won't be treated at all.
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((MOLLY RUTLEDGE/HEALTH DIRECTOR-ROANOKE & ALLEGHANY CO.;
WITHOUT THIS PROGRAM STATE-WIDE CHILDREN GO WITHOUT DENTAL PROGRAMS ESPECIALLY
THOSE CHILDREN ON FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH.))
SUPER=01-Molly Rutledge/Roanoke & Alleghany Co. Health Dir.;
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The program has been in operation for more than 12 years in Roanoke, Salem
and Botetourt County.
County supervisors blame the cut on the state-- for not shouldering its
share of the needed funds.
Last year Botetourt County spent 36 thousand dollars on the program.
We've long heard about the shortage of physicians and health care
professionals in Southwest and South Central Virginia.
One organization-- the Area Health Education Center-- is hoping to grow
it's own....doctors, of course.
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SUPER=01-Eileen Lepro/Area Health Education Centers; :10
SUPER=01-Karshenia Hall/Gretna Student; :44
SUPER=01-David Owens/Castlewood Student; :55
OUT Q=would come back.
More than 30 students from around Southwest and South Central Virginia are
spending the week shadowing real-life medical professionals.
They're getting a taste of medical school, before they're even out of high
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((EILEEN LEPRO/AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS: WHAT WE'RE HOPING IS THAT THEY'LL
COME AWAY WITH A SENSE OF WHAT THEY PERSONALLY ARE INTERESTED IN WHERE THEY
FEEL THEIR SKILLS FIT BEST. SO IF THEY'RE A REAL PEOPLE PERSON AND WANT TO LAY
THEIR HANDS ON PEOPLE THEN THERE ARE CERTAIN PROFESSIONS THAT WOULD ALLOW THEM
TO DO THAT AS OPPOSED TO THE PERSON WHO PREFERS RESEARCH OR PREFERS TO WORK IN
THE LABORATORY SETTING AND DOESN'T HAVE AS MUCH DIRECT CONTACT WITH PEOPLE, AND
THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HOPING THIS WILL HELP THEM SIFT THROUGH SOME OF THOSE
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On day one of the program they're touring Radford Community Hospital, and
Saint Albans Psychiatric Hospital.
Students seem to appreciate this career boost.
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((KARSHENIA HALL/GRETNA STUDENT:I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE AND I ALWAYS WANT TO BE A
REGISTERED NURSE, I JUST DECIDED I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE AND EVERYTHING. ))
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Their enthusiasm is contagious-- some are anxious to become professionals,
and settle back down in the areas they now call home.
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((DAVID OWENS/CASTLEWOOD STUDENT: I LIKE IT HERE IN THE SOUTHWEST AREA, IF I
WENT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL I PROBABLY WOULD COME BACK. ))
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The students took tuberculosis tests today.
Later on this week, they'll work with health professionals to learn how to
read the results of their test.
Every year almost one-third of Americans 65 and older are injured by
falling ... and these injuries are the leading cause of death for people 85 and
Doctors have been studying Tai Chi, as a possible means of reducing the
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SUPER=01-Tingsen Xu/Emory Univ. Tai Chi Grand Master; :41
SUPER=01-Frances Pauley/Tai Chi Student; :51 quick!
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Tai Chi an ancient Chinese exercise-- a martial art, in fact, developed
more than 300 years ago.
Tai Chi is often referred to as 'meditation in motion.'-- it's believed
that Tai Chi enhances balance and body awareness through slow, precise
Now medical experts say it can lead to a better quality of life...
especially for the elderly.
Doctors at Emory University found after a 15 week Tai-Chi program, people
age 70 and older reduced their risk of falling by almost 50 percent.
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((TINGSEN XU/TAI CHI GRAND MASTER, EMORY UNIVERSITY: YOU COMBINE YOUR BODY AND
MIND TOGETHER -- ESPECIALLY -- THE MIND CONTROLS YOUR BODY AND THROUGH THIS
KIND OF MOVEMENT -- SHIFT YOUR BODY WEIGHT FROM LEG TO ANOTHER LEG THEN YOU CAN
KEEP BALANCE WELL.
FRANCES PAULEY/TAI CHI STUDENT: I KNOW THAT MY BALANCE IS BETTER.I CAN FEEL
THAT IT IS.))
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Tai Chi has other selling points-- it requires no special equipment.
It's relaxing and easy to do, it improves your concentration, and you don't
have to be a senior citizen to reap the benefits.
The next study will concentrate on how Tai Chi can benefit people with
When Atlanta officials made their pitch for the summer Olympics a few yeas
they promised the average temperature there in July would be in the mid
70-'s....and it is.....at around four a.m.
But with the heat index, it can feel more like 125 degrees during the day.
Excessive heat exposure already claimed dozens of victims this weekend--
And before the closing ceremonies, health officials fear tens of thousands of
people will succumb to heat related illnesses.
Olympic officials have fewer concerns about the effect of the heat on the
Many have been TRAINING in hot and humid conditions.
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((BARBRA FONTANA HARRIS/USA BEACH VOLLEYBALL: ONE OF THE GREAT SIDE EFFECTS
WITH HEAT IS THAT YOU KIND OF LOSE YOUR MENTAL SENSE OF THE GAME. IT'S HARD TO
KEEP YOUR COOL WHEN YOU'RE THAT HOT.))
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If you're tired of the Olympics you may be amused to hear what another
Georgia town did as an alternative to the Olympic games.
Dublin, Georgia is hosting the Summer Redneck Games.
Friday night the opening ceremonies kicked off with the lighting of a
barbecue grill at the town's speedway.
Events include the Mudpit Belly Flop, Bobbing for Pigs Feet and the Big Hair
You can also watch Mud Bogging.
The games run through August second.
I don't think Mike Stevens has highlights of these events, but he DOES have
some surprising Olympic news in tonight's Ticker.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Monday two minute sports ticker.
It's been a shocking day at Atlanta for one of America's big guns in the
Evans, attempting to become the first U.S. woman to win five swimming
gold medals, failed to qualify for the finals of the 400 freestyle.
Evans finished second in her heat with a time of 4:13.60, but
ranked ninth among the 39 swimmers competing in five heats. The
top eight qualified for the final.
Evans will have another opportunity to tie speedskater Bonnie Blair for the
most career gold medals by an American woman when she competes Thursday in the
Evans isn't the only one having problems in Atlanta. Heat has been virtually
unbearable for not only the competitors but also the fans.
Temperatures today were again in the 90's with high humidity.
Tempers were also flaring again today thanks to a number of traffic and
transportation problems that have plagued the games since their start.
They are also having some satellite transmission problems out of Atlanta
today, so the comment you're about to hear is a little scratchy.
But it's worth hearing because it's Charles Barkley who'se on the offensive
heading into tonight's Dream Team matchup with Angola at ten o'clock.
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((CHARLES BARKLEY/DREAM TEAM FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Charles Barkley/Dream Team Forward; :00
OUT Q=...TO HIT YOU."
Speaking of hitting, Eddie Murray will be in uniform tonight as the
Orioles new designated hitter when the O's open a three-game series against the
Murray spent his first 12 seasons with the Orioles, teaming with Cal Ripken
to help win the 1983 World Series.
He was traded by the Indians yesterday.
Coming up tonight at six, We'll hopefully hear from Murray and take a look at
the Redskins impact on the business life in Frostburg, and give you some tips
on when you can catch the team in action.
I'll see you at six, have a good night.
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David Letterman has apparently found the top ten reasons to stay with CBS
through the turn of the century.
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The President of CBS Entertainment says Letterman will continue to host the
Late Show through the 2001-2002 season.
Letterman's ratings have slipped behind "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno.
But C-B-S executives say Letterman has renewed enthusiasm -- in part because
of a new producer and a recent week of shows from San Francisco.
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
Also tonight at six, the Danville Police Department has had its share of ups
and downs this year.
Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville newsroom with the latest on a series of
lawsuits filed against the department.
Jean, tonight at six we begin a two part seriesSUPER=@Teresa1;
in which Police Chief Neal Morris tells his side of the story.
Since February, the department has faced a variety of allegations ranging
from police brutality to gender discrimination.
In the past, Morris has declined to appear on camera citing department
And, while he doesn't discuss the federal lawsuits individually, he does
make some startling allegations of his own.
Morris believes there is a movement underway in Danville to discredit the
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This two-part report begins tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Thanks we look forward to that.
Before we leave you tonight, let's take another look at the Confederate
Cloggers at the NEw River Valley Mall. Goodnight.