Up next on News 7 at FIVE-- Hurricane Edouard could mean trouble
for the holiday weekend, threatening vacationers' plans to hit the beach.
Trouble from the skies-- two emergency landings to report, plus, the
latest involving ValuJet.
And a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by a MAN.
All eyes on the coast are hoping the hurricane takes a turn. Heavy surf and
dangerous waves even with Edouard more than 500 miles away from the coast.
On Health Check, bladder infections--
an often painful, recurring problem affecting millions of women....we'll have
the latest word on the cause-- and treatment.
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((IT'S OK IF YOU HAVE A BOARD I MEAN, KEEP THE BOARD UNDERNEATH YOU, THERE'S A
LOT OF UNDERTOW. I WOULDN'T SUGGEST SWIMMING OR ANYTHING, BUT AS FAR AS SURFING
IS CONCERNED, IT'S GREAT. ))
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Surf is definitely up....but there's a warning for beach-goers this Labor
Day Weekend...as forecasters continue to track Hurricane Edouard.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five I'm Connie Stevens.
Hurricane Edouard will hopefully stear clear of the East Coast.
But from the Carolinas northward it's watchful waiting....
Edouard's winds have been clocked at 130-miles an hour....the storm is
about 500 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras.
Hurricane Fran has been down-graded to a tropical storm...and Tropical
Storm Gustav is bringing up the rear-- with some distance between them.
Here's more from Manuel Gallegus.
SUPER=03-Outer Banks, NC;
SUPER=01-John Woolard/Store Owner;
SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:05
The water conditions are very dangerous today...we advise you to
stay out of the water..
DANGEROUS CURRENTS AND HEAVY SURF FROM FLORIDA TO NEW JERSEY ARE THE
FIRST INDICATIONS THAT HURRICANE EDOUARD IS LOOMING.
EVEN THOUGHT THE STORM IS A POTENTIAL THREAT....SO FAR IT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE
THREATENING BEACHGOERS...WHO STARTED THEIR WEEKEND EARLIER. AND LONG TIME
BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE AREA ARE USED TO THESE KINDS OF THREATS..THEY ARE
KEEPING THEIR FINGERS CROSSED.
AS EXPECTED, THE HURRICANE TURNED AWAY FROM THE MAINLAND EARLY THIS
MORNING HEADING NORTH...BUT METEOROLOGISTS SAY THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT
WAS PUSHING EDOUARD OUT TO SEA WEAKENED...AND THAT MEANS THE POWERFUL STORM
COULD BECOME A LOOSE CANNON AND COME BACK TO THE COAST AT FULL FORCE.
SO THE QUESTION NOW IS WHAT TO DO...THOSE HEADED TO THE BEACH FOR THEIR
LAST THREE DAY WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER...MAY BE FINE...BUT THEN AGAIN...THEY
COULD BE DRENCHED BY EDOARD'S FORCE...OR WORSE.
A spokeswoman for Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer says he is-- quote-- "not
wavering at all" on his Democratic bid for Governor next year.
The campaign is squelching rumors today that he's reconsidering a run.
Beyer cancelled his trip to the Democratic convention to spend more time
with his 20- year old son Donnie.
The campaign is now confirming Donnie Beyer was attempting suicide when he
jumped from a bridge in Winchester.
Donnie has been transferred to a mental health facility in western Maryland.
The spokeswoman also confirms Beyer's grueling schedule has been re-designed
to cut down on some of his travel.
A source within the campaign tells News 7 Beyer was "exhausted" by his
Beyer will be back on the campaign trail Sunday.
Ten people were hurt following an emergency landing of a U-S-Air Boeing
737, on it's way from Florida to Indiana last night.
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Flight 232 apparently hit an air pocket at 35-thousand feet.
The jet then dropped several hundred feet before stabilizing, injuring
passengers and crew.
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((VIRGINIA STEPHENS/PASSENGER: WE WERE JUST FLYING ALONG, EVERYTHING SOUNDED
GOOD, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, IT WAS JUST LIKE WE JUST DROPPED A LONG WAY. ))
((JOHNATHAN MONTGOMERY/PASSENGER: I'VE SEEN TURBULENCE BUT NOT LIKE THAT, JUST
SHAKEN UP OR SOMETHING BUT NOT WHERE PEOPLE GO FLYING, IT HAPPENED SO QUICK ))
SUPER=01-Virginia Stephens/Passenger; :02
SUPER=01-Johnathan Montgomery/Passenger; :11
OUT Q=so quick
The plane was forced to land in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Four of those hurt remain hospitalized with spine, neck or back injuries.
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Another U-S Air jet had trouble last night... Flight 654 from Charlotte to
Roanoke blew a tire during take off at about 8 o'clock.
The plane returned to Charlotte Douglas International Airport and landed
The passengers changed planes and landed at Roanoke Regional Airport shortly
Charlotte Airport officials say it's procedure to bring back a plane when a
pilot spots trouble early in the flight.
None of the 68 passengers was injured.
Despite yesterday's announcement that ValuJet can to take to the skies
again, flight attendants aren't so optimistic.
The union representing Valujet flight attendants filed objections with the
Department of Transportation, hoping to stop the carrier from resuming
operations next week.
The union claims the Atlanta based airline does NOT meet federal standards
for managerial competence and compliance.
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It says a public hearing on ValuJet would expose just how much the
government knew about safety problems at the airline, long before a May crash
in the Florida Everglades that killed 110 people.
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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- what does the company that purchased
Holdren's assets think about extended warranties. Len Besthoff fills us in.
And will Roanoke ever see the revival of Henry Street? Now Mayor Bowers
is working on rebuilding the community.
On Health Check, we'll tell you about researchers latest efforts to find a
treatment for several chronic diseases-- including multiple sclerosis.
Stick around for all these stories when NEWS-7 returns.
We have more on the controversy surrounding the thousands of people now
holding worthless service warranties from Holdren's appliance stores.
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This afternoon an officer with the North Carolina company that purchased
Holdren's assets spoke with Len Besthoff on the phone.
So Len, what's the name of this company and why isn't it honoring the
Well Jean, we received a clear answer to one of those questions at least.
IN Q=A company
OUT Q=liability for the warranties.
(( A company named Crenshaw's TV and Appliance Company says in June it
purchased the assets of Holdren's and renamed it Holdren's of Virginia.
Crenshaw's TV and Appliance owns nine appliance stores in the Greensboro and
North Carolina's Better Business Bureau says the chain has very few
complaints against it.
As far as the warranty situation goes, Crenshaw's TV and Appliance Company
says it only purchased the assets of Holdren's, and didn't assume the liability
for the warranties.))
Glenn Bagwell, the officer who spoke with us, says if his company was
honoring the warranties, it was honoring them without any legal obligation to
DOUBLE BOXES Connie/Len
(question: But didn't a former supervisor tell you yesterday it was company
policy to honor the service contracts even AFTER Holdren's was sold?)
A MALE employee has accused TAP of sexual discrimination.
Ed Mitchell worked for the anti-poverty agency for more than eight years,
until he was fired in January of last year.
He filed a 2-million dollar lawsuit against the agency this week, claiming-
-among other things- -that his female supervisor told him: "All men are the
same. They are all dogs."
The E-E-O-C granted Mitchell the right to sue, but he says he's had a hard
time getting anyone to take him seriously.
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((ED MITCHELL: BECAUSE WE MALES JUST THINK THAT THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN TO US IN
THE WORK FORCE, BUT IT DOES HAPPEN. MOST OF THE TIME WE PLAY IT DOWN, BECAUSE
SUPER=01-Ed Mitchell/Former TAP Employee;
OUT Q=because we're men.
Mitchell's supervisor: Carolyn Hooper did not return our phone call.
Roanoke City Mayor David Bowers hopes the revitalization of Henry Street
will help heal old wounds.
Bowers is acting as interim chairman of the Henry Street Revival Committee.
Bowers says this project could help heal wounds created when an African
American neighborhood was destroyed in the 1960's, to build the Roanoke Civic
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE CITY MAYOR: WE SHOULD BE ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF DOING
MORE THAN MERELY REBUILDING THE BUILDINGS OF HENRY STREET. WE OUGHT TO REBUILD
A SINCE OF TRUST WITH OUR CITIZENS IN THE BLACK AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY.))
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Bowers is filling the position vacated when former Mayor Noel Taylor
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The next public meeting on the Henry Street project is September 10th, at
the Roanoke Civic Center.
Stick around for more NEWS-7...the holiday weekend is already here.
And that means families across the region will be hitting the Holiday Road.
V-Dot is trying to ease congestion on the interstates.
Stay with us.
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A terrifying experience for two fishermen in the waters near Seattle
SUPER=03-Willapa Bay, WA;
Rough seas capsized their boat and they radioed for help.
Thankfully the Coast Guard was listening-- a helicopter soon arrived and
hovered above the fisherman's boat.
A rescue swimmer snatched up the father and son fishing team and loaded them
into a rescue basket-- they were promptly reeled in by the chopper and taken to
a nearby hospital.
Both have been released.
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Don't go away, Mike has the rundown of the first week of high school
And on Health Check, a warning about dialysis equipment for kidney
Plus, millions of women know the agony of bladder-- or urinary tract--
We'll explain what causes them....and how you can decrease your chances of
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A link has been found between the maintenance of kidney dialysis equipment
and the longevity of patients who use it.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds
that patients who have dialysis using machinary cleaned with acetic acid
don't live as long as patients who use equipment cleaned with formaldehyde.
Kidney dialysis equipment is reused after sterilization to save money--
about 200 million dollars each year.
Scientists reporting in the journal "Nature Genetics" say they can
control the activity of a human gene that was implanted into mice by feeding
the mice protein.
The more of the protein the mice ate the more active the gene became.
You may be wondering about the significance of this finding.
Well, scientists say their discovery could lead to treatment of chronic
diseases such as dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, and AIDS with pills instead of
Bladder infections affect millions of American women causing pain and
inconvenience...not to mention one billion dollars in health care costs every
A new study confirms that sexual activity increases the risk of bladder
infections in women...but what can women do to avoid getting these
Dr. Emily Senay reports on the latest methods women can use to
decrease their risk.
IN Q=Any woman who
SUPER=07-Ross Tabisel; :12
SUPER=00-Dr. Jill Maura Rabin/Bladder Specialist; :38
SUPER=01-Dr. Emily Senay/Reporting; 1:11
OUT Q=Dr.E.S. CBS News, NY.
Any woman who has suffered from a urinary tract infection or u-t-i
knows how painful and troubling it can be.
Ross Tabisel has had repeated
Many women who get u-t-is know that using a diaphragm and spermicides
can increase their risk of getting an infection, and a recent study in the
New England Journal of Medicine confirms this.
Dr. Jill Maura Rabin shows us
DR. JILL MAURA RABIN, BLADDER SPECIALIST, LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL
CENTER, NY: THE DIAPHRAGM AFFECTS THE URETHRA BECAUSE IT IS DEPOSITED AND
PLACED IN THE VAGINA AND COMPRESSED THE URETHRA WHERE IT ENTERS THE BLADDER AND
IF A WOMAN VOIDS AFTER INTERCOURSE SHE CAN'T VOID COMPLETELY BECAUSE OF THIS
COMPRESSION. SO THE RESERVOIR OF URINE THAT SITS THERE JUST SITS THERE AND
AFTER INTERCOURSE BACTERIA HAS BEEN DEPOSITED NATURALLY IN THE VAGINA AND IN
THE URETHRA AND IS BASICALLY MOVED UP OR PUSHED UP AND IT GROWS IN THIS
RESERVOIR OR URINE AND THAT IS HOW A BLADDER INFECTION BEGINS.
There was one surprising
finding in the study, urinating after sex had no effect on a woman's risk of
urinary tract infection, but Dr. Rabin says there are ways a woman can decrease
DR. JILL MAURA RABIN:THAT IS TO VOID BEFORE INTERCOURSE WITHOUT THE DIAPHRAGM
IN PLACE TO ALLOW THE BLADDER TO COMPLETELY EMPTY TO GET RID OF THAT RESERVOIR
OF URINE AND THAT AFTERWARD TO TRY AND VOID AS WELL TO MINIMIZE THAT RESERVOIR.
Women who get U-T-I's repeatedly, despite their best efforts to prevent
them, may be helped by taking antibiotics before sexual activity.
A doctor can determine best if antibiotics on a preventive basis are the
right way to go.
Dr. Emily Senay, for CBS News, New York.))
Another thing to keep in mind...with each sexual partner you are exposed
to different bacteria... although a bladder infections is not sexually
transmitted disease...the more partners you have the more likely it is a
bladder infection will occur.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the start of the Labor Day weekend
and big weekend of sports.
The NFL season opens on Sunday, the Avalanche and Hillcats are set to open a
huge weekend set at Memorial stadium,
and the Winston Cup cars are in Darlington
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for the Mountain Dew Southern 500.
Qualifying was on tap today at the Lady in Black, and it was almost a black day
for South Boston's Ward Burton, who lost control of his Pontiac in turn four,
hit the outside wall, spun back onto the middle of the track and burst into
Ricky Rudd jumped over the wall and rushed out to Ward's aid, but he was able
to get out unscathed.
Dale Jarrett, who's in line to pick up that one million dollar bonus from RJ
Reynolds if he wins this weekend's race set the stage for a big payday by going
out and winning the pole with a speed of 170 point 934 miles an hour.
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((DALE JARRETT/WINS FIRST POLE OF THE YEAR:))
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OUT Q=...TAKE THIS RUN."
Jeff Gordon, who has already won 5 poles this season had a chance to knock
Jarrett off the pole, but he came up just a little short qualifying second.
IN Q="You know...
((JEFF GORDON/QUALIFIES SECOND:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Qualifies Second; :00
OUT Q=...BIT LOOSE."
Rick Mast had a good day, as he put his car in the top 10. Let's take a
peek at the starting lineup for positions 1 through 25.
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SUPER=0107-1. Dale Jarrett/170.934/2. Jeff Gordon//3. Geoff Bodine//4. Ken
Schrader//5. Sterling Marlin;
SUPER=0107-6. Mark Martin//7. Chad Little//8. Terry Labonte//9. Rick Mast//10.
SUPER=0107-11. Derrike Cope//12. Dale Earnhardt//13. Ernie Irvan//14. Kenny
Wallace//15. John Andretti;
SUPER=0107-16. Todd Bodine//17. Jimmy Spencer//18. Ricky Rudd//19. Brett
Bodine//20. Ted Musgrave
SUPER=0107-21. Bobby Labonte//22. Michael Waltrip//23. Loy Allen//24. Jeremy
Mayfield//25. Bobby Hillin;
And Friday football extra cranks up the first week of the regular season with
15 games tonight.
Here's where you'll find our crews this afternoon.
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Have a safe Holiday weekend everybody see you tonight at 11;35.
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Finally tonight-- as many people gear up for the last vacation of the
summer, Triple-A estimates 30-million people will hit the highways for their
mode of travel this holiday weekend.
And the Virginia Department of Transportation is prepared.
Construction along interstate highways has already been suspended until noon
V-DOT's motto is "Keep Virginia moving" and they have a few suggestions:
IN Q=first of all
((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: FIRST OF ALL BE AWARE THERE IS GOING TO BE
A LOT MORE TRAFFIC. BE ESPECIALLY AWARE OF SLOW DOWNS IN FRONT OF YOU. THE
OTHER THING IS USE YIELD SIGNS APPROPRIATELY. NOT ONLY IS IT A BIG HOLIDAY
WEEKEND, BUT A SHOPPING WEEKEND. IN OUR COMMERCIAL AREAS PEOPLE NEED TO
REMEMBER WHEN THERE'S A YIELD SIGN YOU MUST SLOW DOWN OR STOP TO LET THE
ONCOMING TRAFFIC GO BY. ))
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson; :11
OUT Q=GO BY
V-DOT will have safety service patrols along Interstates 81 and 5-81 in
Roanoke and Botetourt County. The patrols will be specially marked and
designed to help motorists.
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Are scratching noises in your attic driving you batty?
DOUBLE BOXES Connie/Keith
You may be inclined to call the exterminator-- let's see what Keith says
Most people probably would Connie,SUPER=@KEITH1;
but there is another option.
The New River Valley Grotto is a group of cavers which is providing free bat
Instead of sealing the attic and killing the bats, netting allows them to
get out, but not back in.
Bats provide some important ecological benefits.
DOUBLE BOXES Connie/Keith
Tracy Altizer will tell us more about that and the removal service on News 7
We'll be there!
Have a good evening, and a safe holiday weekend.
And that does it for News 7 at FIVE.