Up next on News 7 at Five-
The TWA Flight recorders are pulled from the ocean while the president
announces tougher airline security.
Plus did a 22 year old shoot another in self defense in Roanoke- or was it
Severe weather erupts to our south, but we've seen only moderate scattered
showers, and they will come to an end tonight. Details coming up.
Plus on Health Check, a new report calls intense physical training for
young gymnasts a form of child abuse.
A group of doctors site the possibility of severe physical and emotional
((THEY'VE HAD MODERATE DAMAGE. THEY WERE PRETTY BANGED UP.))
BUTT TO 15:06:44
((BUT WE'VE HAD BOXES THAT ARE IN WORSE CONDITION AND BASICALLY THE TAPES WERE
OUT Q=TAPE WERE HEALTHY.
The so called black boxes are found- Now investigators hope THEY CAN FIND
what caused TWA Flight 800 to crash.
TAPE#ROLLED FROM THE PATH
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five /crash inv
Divers pulled the boxes from the water in the middle of the night- as the
round the clock search continues.
But this afternoon word that investigators have apparently found nothing
unusual on the tapes.
Elizabeth Kaledin is covering the investigation. She joins us now from East
Moriches, New York.
cut to liz
SUPER=22-East Moriches, NY;
(liz ad lib)
SOT **rolled from the path
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/NTSB Vice Chairman;
SUPER=01-Richard Penzer/Victim's Brother;
OUT Q=this is amazing.
((Hopes that the information on the cockpit voice and flight data recorders
would solve the mystery of what happened to TWA Flight 800 were dimmed today,
the NTSB announcing the long sought after recorders yielded few clues.
ROBERT FRANCIS/VICE CHAIRMAN-NTSB
As the investigation and recovery efforts limp forward, President Clinton came
to New York's JFK Airport, where families continue their long vigil. The
president and Mrs. Clinton talked with family members individually, consoling
and expressing sympathy with frustrations over slow recovery and
identification of bodies.
THEY BELIEVE, AND I AGREE, THAT A SPECIFIC OFFICE SHOULD BE SET UP TO ASSIST
THE FAMILIES IN TRAGEDIES LIKE THIS ONE.
In recent days relatives have voiced anger that the remains of their loved
ones have not been recovered but President Clinton said that many families
expressed thanks for the help they have received.
AN AWFUL LOT OF THEM EXPRESSED GRATITUDE TO ME FOR THE EFFORTS THAT ARE BEING
MADE BY THE GOVERNMENTAL PERSONNEL, THE TWA PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO THE FAMILIES,
AND THE MANY VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE WORKING HARD TO MAKE THIS AWFUL EXPERIENCE AT
LEAST BEARABLE FOR THEM.
RICHARD PENZER/VICTIM'S BROTHER: HOW COULD YOU ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?
THOUSANDS OF FBI AGENTS....THIS IS AMAZING.))
SUPER=22-East Moriches, NY;
The TWA Crash is prompting tighter security-
President Clinton is proposing tougher security on airline travel.
((FROM NOW ON WE WILL HAND SEARCH MORE LUGGAGE, AND SCREEN MORE BAGS. AND WE
WILL REQUIRE PRE-FLIGHT INSPECTIONS FOR ANY PLANE FLYING TO OR FROM THE UNITED
STATES. EVERY PLANE, EVERY CABIN, EVERY CARGO HOLD, EVERYTIME.))
OUT Q=CARGO HOLD, EVERY TIME."
The President says air travel may cost more money and cause inconveniences,
but he says safety is the top priority.
Locally, airline passengers aren't seeing any big changes in security.
The Roanoke Regional Airport says it has not heard from the Federal Aviation
Administration regarding President Clinton's call for tighter measures.
Right now the airlines in Roanoke are closely following the new, federally
mandated procedures that were introduced last FALL.
They include a photo I-D check for all passengers, reminding passengers to
keep track of their carry on luggage, and asking passengers more questions
about both checked- in and carry on items.
Was it self defense or premeditated murder?
That's the question surrounding the Independence Day shooting outside a
22-year-old (Sa-PAY-da) Cepada Renaldo Wiley is accused of killing another
22-year-old... Jesse Darnell Ferguson.
This morning, a police detective testified that Wiley admitted to the
In a police statement, Wiley said he was afraid if he did not pull the
trigger... he and his brother would be killed.
Apparently just before the shooting, his brother got into a brawl with
The case has been sent to the grand jury.
Local, state, and Federal authorities are cracking down on cocaine in
At a news conference in Lynchburg, law enforcement officers said they've
uncovered a drug ring.
So far, seven people have been arrested... and they say more could be on the
((LARRY HUMPHRIES/STATE POLICE: APPROXIMATELY TEN OUNCES OF POWDER AND CRACK
COCAINE HAS BEEN SEIZED. TWENTY- FOUR VEHICLES, TWO MOTORCYCLES, AN
UNDETERMINED AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA, THREE WEAPONS, APPROXIMATELY 2,600 DOLLARS IN
U.S. CURRENCY AND A LARGE AMOUNT OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS. ))
SUPER=01-Larry Humphries/State Police;
OUT Q=and tools
Everyone arrested was charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come-- How is cleanup going at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant
after it was marked off a priority list for cleanup?
And in the African nation of Burundi, the government is overthrown. We'll
have the latest on the coup.
On Health Check, the business of health care.
And why some independent doctors are merging with corporations, to help
manage their business.
Stick around, we'll be right back.
In the African country of Burundi, there's no longer the threat of a coup-
It's the real thing.
Burundi's military seized power there today.
The government had been led by a president from the (HOO-too) Hutu group.
The newly installed president is a member of the rival (TOOT-seez) Tutsis.
In recent years these groups have waged a civil war-- killing 150-thousand
Yesterday the United Nations Security Council said it strongly condemns
overthrowing the government.
Last week, Governor Allen stepped in to keep the E-P-A from including the
Radford Army Ammunition Plant on the Superfund list for environmental cleanup.
But arsenal officials say that doesn't mean cleaning up hazardous waste
isn't a priority.
Officials say they especially want to prevent future environmental problems.
A new air pollution control system will go on line in September.
And the arsenal has just upgraded its wastewater treatment plant.
((LT. COL. PAUL WOJCIECHOWSKI/RAAP COMMANDER: SO IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE
INVEST IN POLLUTION PREVENTION, THAT'S HOW WE PRESERVE THIS PLACE FOR THE
SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Paul Wojciechowski/RAAP Commander;
OUT Q=for the future.
As for past pollution, the arsenal and its operator Alliant Techsystems have
been working with the state and the E-P-A to clean up and control 43 sites.
((KEN DOLTH/ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS PLANT MGR.: WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK
WITH THEM UNTIL WE ARE TOGETHER SATISFIED THAT EVERYTHING IS DONE ADEQUATELY.
AND WE DON'T NEED TO BE PUT ON THE NATIONAL PRIORITY LIST TO ACCOMPLISH THAT.))
SUPER=01-Ken Dolth/Alliant Techsystems Plant Mgr.;
OUT Q=to accomplish that.
Officials say Superfund designation would have forced them to spend more on
paperwork and less on cleanup.
Today the Governor hit some rough water, but it was all in the name of the
Allen and Secretary of Natural Resources Becky Norton Dunlop hit Richmond's
urban whitewater to promote a river clean-up program.
The Governor's Fall River Renaissance program will kick off in September.
Sausage king Jimmy Dean is the honorary chairman.
IN Q=The rivers
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE RIVERS IN OUR COMMONWEALTH PROVIDE US WITH MANY
THINGS. ONE I THINK A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OUR CITIZENS, OUR COMMUNITY,
OUT Q=and businesses.
It's the Governor's focus on that last part- businesses that has
environmentalists up in arms.
((ANYTHING THAT HE DOES IS WHAT WE CALL IN THE INDUSTRY AND ECO-SCAM. HE'LL
PROBABLY TALK...DOESN'T DO ANY GOOD.))
SUPER=01-Albert Pollard/Va. Sierra Club;
OUT Q=any good.
The Fall River Renaissance will include such projects as volunteer water
monitoring, picking up litter, and stabilizing stream banks.
Coming up next-- are insects invading your trees?
How do you keep your Spruce trees all spruced up? That's the topic of this
week's Growin It-- coming up right after this break.
stocks bump next
Some insects can cause trouble throughout the growing season, and today
Patrick Evans looks at one such bug.
It attacks spruce and other trees, and can be a real menace.
Here's today's Growin' It.
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Eric Day/Entomologist; :23
OUT Q=today on growin it.
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SUPER=331-Thunderstorms/Partial Clearing/64-68/Less Humid/Mostly Sunny/86-90;
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/Showers Possible/60-64/Morning Clouds/Slow
SUPER=333-Storms Ending/Gradual Clearing/60-64/Mostly Sunny/Quite
SUPER=334-Cloudy with/Showers & Storms/56-60/Clouds/Lingering/76-80;
health music under
Straight ahead-- what seemed to be a winning contest for many people is
actually turning into the Pepsi challenge for the soft-drink company.
Next-- on Health Check, some doctors are calling it child abuse--
The rigors of training that some young girls endure to become Olympic
A new report explores the dangers.
IN Q=Many of these
((MANY OF THESE GIRLS AT THE END OF THEIR CAREERS HAVE LIFELONG PHYSICAL,
EMOTIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT CONSEQUENCES.))
health bump next
One highlights of the Olympic games so far was the moment when gymnast
Kerry Strug, obviously in pain, turned to her coach.... who urged her on.
A new report in today's New England Journal of Medicine is worried about
just these situations.
A group of doctors believes thousands of young gymnasts are pushed so hard
by parents and coaches, that it can amount to child abuse.
((DR. BARRI STRYER/UCLA: IN ELITE AND PROFESSIONAL SPORTS THE GOAL IS WINNING
AT THE COST OF EVERYTHING. WINNING AT THE COST OF THE CHILD. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Barri Stryer/UCLA:
OUT Q=of the child.
The report claims gymnastic training can result in severe social isolation,
and at worst-- life-endangering physical and emotional disabilities.
IN Q=No competitive
((DR. IAN TOFLER, CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, NEW ORLEANS: NO COMPETITIVE SPORT THAT
CHILDREN ARE INVOLVED WITH SHOULD HAVE A MORTALITY RATE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Ian Tofler/Children's Hospital, New Orleans; :
OUT Q=a mortality rate.
Two U-S female gymnasts have died in the past five years.
Christy Henrich, from an eating disorder, and Julissa Gomez, from a
vaulting injury that damaged her spinal cord.
The U-S gymnastic team's nutritionist dismisses the doctors' report.
He insists the growth and health of America's female gymnasts are
They say it's the wave of the future for managed health care.
As independent physicians find it harder to juggle their time treating
patients and filling out paperwork, larger health care corporations are
Steve Smallshaw tells us how it's working out in Campbell County.
IN Q=In less than
SUPER=01-Dr. John Campbell/Physician; :14
SUPER=01-Mike Barger/Centra Health Sr. Vice Pres.; 1:08
OUT Q=News7, Campbell County.
(( In less than an hour, more than a dozen patients filled the waiting room in
Brookneal's family medical clinic...and that's considered to be a slow day.
The three doctors here have more work than they can handle, but it used to
be even worse when they were on their own.
IN Q=As a physician
((DR. JOHN CAMPBELL/PHYSICIAN: AS A PHYSICIAN IT MEANS WHETHER YOU'RE ON CALL
EVERY DAY, NIGHT AND DAY, OR YOU CAN HAVE SOME TIME OFF TO BE WITH YOUR FAMILY
AND TO REFRESH YOUR BODY A LITTLE BIT.))
OUT Q=a little bit.
Two months ago, Campbell and Brookneal's two other independent doctors
merged their practices into one building, under the umbrella of Centra Health..
the corporation that manages Lynchburg's two hospitals.
Now the doctors here can concentrate on what they do best: practicing
medicine.. Centra Health takes care of the paperwork, the finances and the
IN Q=Brookneal is
((BROOKNEAL IS CONSIDERED TO BE LOCATED IN A HEALTH PLANNING SHORTAGE AREA, AND
EVEN WITH THE COMBINED PRACTICE, THEY'RE STILL SHORT ONE OR TWO DOCTORS HERE.
AND THAT'S WHERE CENTRAL HEALTH CAN HELP OUT WITH RECRUITING. ))
OUT Q=with recruiting.
So what's in it for Centra Health?
In business terms, it's called protecting your market share.
While the doctors here aren't required to send their patients to Lynchburg,
Centra Health benefits from its increased presence in the community.
IN Q=We feel if
((MIKE BARGER/SR. V.P. CENTRA HEALTH: WE FEEL IF WE BUILD THE QUALITY AND
CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP WITH THESE THREE PHYSICIANS, THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO
RECEIVE THE REFERRALS AND THE ADMISSIONS AND WHATEVER, AND THE TESTS THAT ARE
REQUIRED FOR THEM TO DO THEIR JOB APPROPRIATELY. ))
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County.))
Let's turn now to sports and get the latest on the Olympics from Roy
Thank You Jean--good afternoon and welcome to the Thursday two minute
It's day six of the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.
The Unbeaten U.S. baseball team faces Japan, in swimming Gary Hall Junior
goes after the gold in the 50 meter Freestyle event.
And the Women's all-around individual gymnastics finals begin tonight and
Shannon Miller is looking to add another gold medal to her collection.
The U-S captured the gold in Team competition.
IN Q="it's really exciting
((SHANNON MILLER/U.S. GYMNAST: ))
SUPER=01-Shannon Miller/U.S. Gymnast; :
OUT Q=.......work paid off."
Kerri Strug, the hero in the team competition will not compete in the
individual event. She's pulled out because of a sprained ankle. It was her
vault that captured the gold.
The United States remains unbeaten in Men's basketball. Last night,
Charles Barkley scored 16 points to lead the Dream team to a 104 to 82 win over
Meantime, the largest crowd ever to see a women's basketball game watched
the United States team beat Zaire 107 to 47.
31-thousand people watched the lopsided victory at the Georgia dome.
It will be early October before Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Michael Irvin
suits up for the the N-F-L season.
The N-F-L suspended Irvin for five weeks for violating the league's
substance abuse policy.
He'll miss the first five regular season games and loses over 500-thousand
dollars in pay.
The punishment was handed down eight days after Irvin pleaded no contest to
felony cocaine possession.
IN Q="We're glad to...
((JERRY JONES/COWBOY OWNER: ))
SUPER=01-Jerry Jones/Cowboys Owner; :
OUT Q=.........as they are.
SUPER=03-Irving, TX; :
With Irvin out for five games, Deion Sanders is in.
The cowboys are now taking a closer look at Deion at Wide receiver.
He caught several passes in a scrimmage game against the Houston Oilers.
Three of the games that Irvin will miss are with teams that are coming off
Coming up at six, Mike Stevens will have a report from the New River
Speedway were the drivers are practicing for Saturday night's Kroger W-D-B-J
250. But there's still more NEWS-7 at FIVE after this break. Don't go away.
Pepsi's ongoing promotion of giving away merchandise has taken off, but it
doesn't want to give away the jet that's propelling it.
The Pepsi Stuff give-away campaign began in March.
When you buy Pepsi products you earn points that can then be redeemed for a
variety of items.
At the end of one commercial the soft drink maker says it jokingly offered a
Harrier jet to consumers.
But a Washington man took it seriously.
John Leonard says he accumulated enough points and he wants his jet.
His attorney claims Pepsi made a fraudulent offer and breached a contract.
It's expected a lawsuit will be filed soon.
(toss to PATRICK)
(PATRICK tosses to Jean)
Also tonight at Six: It's a battle between police officers and teenagers on
the court that is.
Tonight, some teens from the Lincoln Terrace neighborhood are playing
basketball against the Roanoke police officer's COPE team.
Jean/jAY double boxes
Jay Moore is courtside at Washington Park.
Jay, what's this game all about?
SUPER=01-Jackie Barbour/Lincoln Terrace Youth Group;
(Jay ad lib)
double boxes Jean/Jay
(AD LIB BYE)