Up next on News 7 at Five-
The Medical Examiner tells how the TWA crash victims probably died-
Who will Bob Dole pick as his running mate? The latest word from GOP
Plus a warning goes out to Carroll County residents about their drinking
Looks like a batch of showers is headed this way with some real bonus August
weather on the back side of a cool front. Details just ahead.
On Health Check-- a possible cure for sickle cell anemia.
The problem-- the treatment may be more dangerous than the disease.
The Medical Examiner says the passengers on TWA Flight 800 were probably
not conscious as the plane fell into the Atlantic.
GRAPHIC=News 7 at 5
Good Afternoon this is News 7 at 5 and I'm Jean Jadhon.
SS=Plane Crash Investigation
Dr. Charles Wetli says most of the victims died instantly after the
SUPER=03-Off Long Island, NY/July 18;
Welti says the blast tore open the plane and sent titanic forces riping
through the passengers.
He called it an extremely violent whiplash- a separation of the skull
from the spinal cord and an instant loss of consciousness.
Meanwhile today, one more body was brought up from the water- along with
In all 196 of the 230 victims have been found.
The latest word on Bob Dole's running mate- It could be Jack Kemp.
Sources close to Kemp say Dole met last night with the former housing
And they say Kemp had follow up conversations today with Dole advisors.
Other sources say Florida Senator Connie Mack is among the finalists.
An announcement is expected Saturday.
Quite a delay for airline passengers stranded in Miami for days.
These folks were supposed to board Zuliana Air for Venezuela, but they
were told there would be a slight delay- That was three days ago.
((WE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON. WHEN WE ARE GOING TO FLY AGAIN.))
((WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WHO NEED TO GET BACK TO COLOMBIA OR
VENEZUELA TO WORK.))
SUPER=01-Pedro Rodriguez/Stranded Passenger; 00-03! quick!
SUPER=01-Peg McCue/Stranded Passenger; 04-08 quick!
OUT Q=VENEZUELA TO WORK."
The airline says it's mechanical trouble-
But several planes from Venezuela are grounded in the U-S and Venezuelan
officials are keeping U-S planes on the ground in South America. The airlines
won't say why.
The Carroll County Public Service Authority is asking residents on county
water to take precautions for possible lead contamination.
E-P-A- required tests revealed elevated lead levels.
The problem comes from copper pipes with lead (Sold-er) solder, which
leaches into the water, particularly in pipes installed between 1983 and 1986.
The P-S-A has hired an engineering firm to devise a plan to make the water
less corrosive to pipes.
((RAY HILL/CARROLL CO. P.S.A. DIRECTOR: THAT WILL JUST BE RAISING THE PH ON
SOME OF THE WELLS THAT WE HAVE AND MAYBE ADDING A PHOSPHATE THAT WILL ALSO HELP
COAT THE INSIDE OF THE PIPELINES. ))
SUPER=01-Ray Hill/Carroll Co. P.S.A. Director;
OUT Q=of the pipelines.
Meantime, Hill advises run taps 15 to 30 seconds if the tap has been sitting
for several hours- before using the water.
A tractor trailer accident on Interstate 81 in Christiansburg will keep
traffic tied up for the next couple of hours.
A rig carrying crates of iron hooks used for railroad cars overturned at the
Northbound entrance ramp from route 460.
Cleanup crews are having to use forklifts to load the crates onto another
The ramp and the left northbound lane on 81 are closed.
Traffic is being rerouted onto route 460.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE--a surprise in the latest national
figures on teen crime.
Also Tom Cruise is an action hero-- and not just in the movies. We'll tell
you about his part in the real-life rescue of a couple and their young
On Health Check-- the hidden dangers of phantom fat.
A consumer group takes on trans-fatty acids.
Plus, western culture makes its mark on China-- American fast food chains
have brought some serious weight problems.
Anchor=Jean 2 shot
And how do your tomatoes look this season? Are they having trouble?
Anchor=Connie 2 shot
Patrick Evans clues us in on some problems and how to prevent them today
on Growin' It.
Fewer teens are being arrested for murder and other violent crimes-
The arrest rate for the nation's teens went down last year for the first
time in more than a decade-
but the Attorney General says the numbers should be even lower.
((JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL; WE CAN NOT RELAX. THESE RATES ARE STILL FAR TOO
HIGH. THE NUMBER OF JUVENILES OVER THE NEXT FIFTEEN YEARS WILL INCREASE
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General;
OUT Q=WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY."
Reno says the nation must focus on enforcement, intervention and
The latest assisted suicide involving Jack Kevorkian is being called a
The medical examiner in Pontiac, Michigan, says the 59-year-old
Cincinnati woman who died in Kevorkian's presence Tuesday was
nowhere close to being terminal with Lou Gehrig's disease and instead died of a
Kevorkian's lawyer says the disease eventually would have choked
Elizabeth Mertz to death.
Other deaths involving Kevorkian have been categorized as homicides, but most
have not resulted in prosecution.
It was no Mission Impossible for Tom Cruise.
The actor, vacationing in Italy, helped rescue five people whose
yacht caught fire off the resort island of Capri, according to Italian coast
SUPER=03-Off Capri, Italy;
A French family, their seven year-old daughter, and two Italian crew
members had sought refuge in a rubber lifeboat after an electrical problem
caused a fire in the cabin of their yacht.
Cruise, his wife Nicole Kidman, their two young children and some friends
happened to be nearby, also on a yacht.
The actor and his friends welcomed the family aboard.
The French family's yacht later sank.
Hundreds of police officers from across Virginia are converging on Lynchburg
this weekend for the 22nd Fraternal Order of Police convention.
In addition to training seminars and equipment displays, attendees are also
getting a full dose of politicians.
Attorney General Jim Gilmore touched on the criminal reform accomplishments
of the Allen administration in his keynote address today.
IN Q=Not only have
((JIM GILMORE/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL: NOT ONLY HAVE WE ABOLISHED PAROLE, WE'VE
BROUGHT TRUTH IN SENTENCING INTO THE COURTROOMS NOW, AND WITH A BIFURCATED
TRIAL SYSTEM WE'VE SAID THAT JURIES NOW HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW THE RECORD OF THAT
CRIMINAL BEFORE THEY SENTENCE HIM, AND THAT'S A BIG STEP FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT IN
THIS COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Jim Gilmore/VA Attorney General; :00
OUT Q=commonwealth of Virginia.
Senator John Warner and his Democratic challenger Mark Warner will address
the convention on Saturday.
The Summer Harvest is in full swing, but some crops may be experiencing
Coming up next, Patrick Evans tells us how to take care of your sick
tomatoes on today's edition of Growin' It.
stocks bump next
Tomatoes can suffer from various disease and fungal attacks throughout the
season, but you can combat these problems.
Patrick Evans enlists the aid of a local Master Gardener today on Growin'
IN Q=Today we're in
SUPER=01-Al Rodeck/Master Gardener
SUPER=330-Clouding Up/Showers Likely/65-67/Showers Early/Then Clearing/82-84;
SUPER=334-Showers And/Thunderstorms/62-65/Partly Sunny/Less Humid/75-80;
health music under
Straight ahead on News 7 at 5--The NASCAR circuit makes a stop in upstate
New York this week. Mike Stevens has a preview.
On Health Check--
The group that exposed the fat in Chinese food, movie popcorn and deli
sandwiches has a new fight on it's hands.
Plus, don't eat those mushrooms growing in your yard.
Wild mushrooms are thriving-- all too often making children sick.
health bump next
GRAPHIC=Sickle Cell Anemia
Sickle Cell Anemia is a disease that strikes nearly two out of every
one-thousand African Americans.
With the disease, red blood cells enlarge into a sickle shape-- easily
trapped in blood vessels.
They can obstruct blood flow and damage the heart, lungs, brain, kidney
Now, researchers from seven major Universities report they've found a way
to cure sickle cell anemia-- with a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy.
IN Q=We were able
((DR. KEITH SULLIVAN/FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER: WE WERE ABLE TO
DEMONSTRATE THAT IN PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED STAGE SICKLE CELL ANEMIA, THE
MAJORITY OF THOSE PATIENTS WERE CURED WITH MARROW TRANSPLANTATION. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Keith Sullivan/Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; :
****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
But this potential cure comes with considerable risk.
Only one-percent of children with sickle cell anemia are expected to die
from the illness-- but ten-percent of children die after undergoing this
IN Q=Every therapy
((DR. HELENA MICE/NATIONAL HEART LUNG AND BLOOD INSTITUTE: EVERY THERAPY COMES
WITH A PRICE. AND THAT'S WHY IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO IDENTIFY THE PATIENTS
WHO ARE AT RISK FOR SEVERE COMPLICATIONS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Helena Mice/Nat'l Heart, Lung & Blood Institute; :
OUT Q=severe complications.
The problem though is that because of the varied course of the illness,
doctors CAN'T predict which children are at such a high risk for death.
The Paralympics are set to begin on August 15th--
SUPER=03-South Boston; :
the competition features athletes who are physically impaired, but also highly
The torch relay yesterday stopped through South Boston-- with the flame en
route to Atlanta.
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IN Q=The competition
((TOMMY REAGAN/TORCH BEARER: THE COMPETITION IS VERY COMPETITIVE. I MEAN, IT'S
STRICT. THEY HAVE TO MEET CERTAIN GUIDELINES AND EVERYTHING, THE DISABILITIES
PEOPLE DO TO GET INTO THE PARALYMPICS. SO, IT'S A REAL HONOR TO BE IN IT, AS
WELL AS TO BE A TORCH BEARER. ))
SUPER=01-Tommy Reagan/Torch Bearer;
OUT Q=be a torch bearer
This is the first year ever since the games began in 1960 that they'll be
held in the U.S.
35-hundred disabled athletes representing 127 countries are expected to
It's known as the Phantom Fat-- but more technically Trans Fat-- and the
Center for Science in the Public Interest worries consumers don't know how to
IN Q=Trans fats
((TRANS FATS RAISE THE CHOLESTEROL IN YOUR BLOOD ABOUT AS MUCH AS SATURATED
FATS DO. BUT THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRANS AND SATURATED FATS. FOOD LABELS
DON'T SAY A WORD ABOUT TRANS. ))
SUPER=01-Bonnie Liebman/C.S.P.I.; :
OUT Q=about trans.
*****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
More than a decade ago, the C-S-P-I led the campaign to halt the use of
saturated fats in fast food restaurants.
But the group contends the chains didn't switch to vegetable oil, but to
hydrogenated vegetable shortening. Hydrogenation turns liquid oils to
stick margarine and shortenings like Crisco.
IN Q=Like saturated
((DR. WILLARD WILLETT/HARVARD UNIVERSITY: LIKE SATURATED FATS, TRANS FATTY
ACIDS INCREASE THE LDL OR THE BAD CHOLESTEROL IN OUR BLOOD. BUT UNLIKE ANY
OTHER TYPE OF FAT, TRANS FATTY ACIDS ALSO REDUCE THE HDL OR THE GOOD
CHOLESTEROL IN OUR BLOOD. THEREFORE
ON A GRAM FOR GRAM BASIS, TRANS FATTY ACIDS APPEAR TO BE ABOUT TWICE AS BAD
FOR US AS SATURATED FATS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Willard Willett/Harvard University; :
OUT Q=saturated fats.
The group says a meal like Red Lobster's Admiral's Feast is an example of
a really bad choice-- weighing with with a total of 97 grams of saturated and
Western-style fast food has taken China by storm-- and brought with it a
few western-style problems, like obesity.
SUPER=03-Beijing, China; :
The Chinese government says people there are getting as fat as people in
Europe and the U.S.
More than 10-percent of children in China are now obese-- no longer raised
on a traditional lean diet.
Dunkin Donuts is the latest chain to start up business.
Kentucky Fried Chicken has just opened up its 100th store there.
A Florida dairy company says a glass of its milk product could lower your
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :
Golden Jersey Products says its new fortified milk contains a mix of
nonfat milk and oat flour.
Its new ingredient, called Replace, is made from thickeners and
stabilizers as well as Oatrim-- a new product developed by the Agriculture
IN Q=We found out
((JOSEPH DIBRUNO/CEO, GOLDEN JERSEY: WE FOUND OUT THAT IT WORKS WELL AS A
100-PERCENT NATURAL WELL AS ALL GRAIN FAT REPLACER. THERE'S NOTHING SYNTHETIC
ABOUT IT, IT HAS THE ABILITY TO ACT LIKE A SPONGE GETTING A SOLUBLE DIETARY
FIBER THAT LITERALLY
ABSORBS EXCESS CHOLESTEROL. ))
SUPER=01-Joseph DiBruno/Golden Jersey; :
OUT Q=absorbs excess cholesterol
Replace will be sold directly to dairies to be mixed with skim milk.
The fortified product is expected to be on grocery shelves this fall.
A gallon will cost about 21-percent more than regular milk.
Recent rains have caused a mushroom boom -- but the experts warn-- just
leave them on your lawn, rather than eating them.
Poisonous mushrooms contain toxins that can cause stomach upset, headaches
and even death.
And it's hard for people who
aren't mushroom experts to know the difference between safe and
The Poison Control Center in Richmond says most mushroom poisonings happen
to children under six years old-- so parents should teach their kids not to
Sports is next--they're gearing up for this week's NASCAR race at Watkins
Plus afternoon action from the baseball diamond. Here's Mike Stevens.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your Thursday afternoon two minute
Let's get started with a little Strawberry picking in the big Apple.
SUPER=03-New York,NY/White Sox vs. Yankees; :00
Darryl Strawberry, who just two night ago hit three homeruns in back to back
to back at bats, came alive again this afternoon against the Chicago White Sox.
Strawberry hit this three run homer in the third and then ripped a solo homer
in the fifth.
Cecil Fielder also drove in two runs as New York doubles up Chicago 8-to-4.
SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/Orioles vs. Brewers;
In Milwaukee this afternoon, the Baltimore Orioles have been using the long
ball as they try to get by the Brewers.
Bobby Bonilla hit his 16th homer of the year in the first to center field to
give the O's a 2-to-nothing lead.
The O's then got some long ball relief from Brady Anderson, who rockets his
35th of the year.
It's also a two run shot as the Orioles lead the Brewers 6 to 4 in the bottom
of the ninth.
Elsewhere this afternoon Toronto has beaten Boston 9-to-6, and Houston topped
The Winston Cup cars are in New York state this coming weekend for NASCAR's
second road course stop of the year.
The 200 mile long Bud at the Glen
SUPER=04-1996 Season; :00
will give Mark Martin a chance to pick up his first win of the season.
Martin is the defending champ of this race, but he'll have to be on guard for
Ricky Rudd, who always lights up the road courses.
IN Q="It's always...
((RICKY RUDD/FIFTH IN WINSTON CUP POINTS:))
SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/Fifth In Winston Cup Points; :00
OUT Q=...GOOD RACE CAR.
Another guy to keep an eye on is Wally Dallenbach, who finished a surprising
second last year while driving Bill Davis' MBNA Pontiac.
IN Q="Watkins Glen...
((WALLY DALLENBACH/2ND AT WATKINS GLEN LAST YEAR:))
SUPER=01-Wally Dallenbach/2nd At Watkins Glen Last Year; :00
OUT Q=...OUT OF IT."
Qualifying tomorrow afternoon gets underway at two o'clock.
And coming up at six, Roy Stanley will show us how Dot Bolling led from wire
to wire to win the Women's City-County championship.
And we'll see how the State champs from Vinton are doing in the Dixie
Pre-Majors world series over in Salem.
Have a good night everybody.
take a break
John Leonard is taking his Pepsi challenge to court.
The Seattle man says he's collected his Pepsi points and wants his prize--
a Harrier fighter jet pictured in a Pepsi T-V ad.
The ad says the fighter jet can be had for seven million points.
That means Leonard would have to drink nearly 17 million cans of Pepsi.
But he discovered you can buy points for ten cents a piece.
So, Leonard and several investors gave the company a check for
SOT 10:26:27 CBS 10am feed
IN Q=They make
((John Leonard: "THEY MAKE A REAL CLEAR OFFER IN THEIR COMMERCIAL. I DECIDED
IT WOULD BE A GREAT CHANCE TO GET A JET."))
OUT Q=get a jet
Leonard is suing Pepsi for breach of contract.
Pepsi maintains the commercial was a joke, and Leonard's lawsuit is
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
If primitive life fossils are found inside the Mars meteorite... it will
likely change the way we view the solar system.
Jean/Keith double boxes
Tonight on News- 7 at six we'll talk to a local man... with a unique take on
the situation... and Keith Humphrey joins us for a preview.
Jean... his name is Dwight Howard...
and he's a former Faculty Fellow at NASA's Ames Research Center.
He was also in Antarctica at the time when the rock was discovered twelve
We'll get his thoughts on the situation--
double boxes Jean/Keith
that and more in a half hour on News- 7 at Six.