Some scary moments in space this morning.
A Russian supply ship crashed into the Mir space station during a test of
the automated docking system.
The two Russians and one American on board were not injured.
One of the station's modules has sprung a pressure leak, but pressure is
reported to be normal elsewhere in the station.
It's the latest in a series of problems for the eleven-year-old
But NASA says at this time there are no plans to abandon Mir.
Explorer, filmmaker, friend of the sea.
Jacques Cousteau is being remembered today for a lifetime devoted to making
the Earth's blue waters less mysterious, something to be
cherished and protected.
Cousteau died in Paris this morning at the age of 87.
Kimberly Dozier has more.
OUT Q=Kimberly Dozier, CBS News, London
He inspired a generation about life under the sea, transporting
audiences from our living rooms, to thousands of miles around the
globe, thousands of feet beneath the surface.
Jacques Cousteau was first among explorers, on his ship the
Calypso, taking us with him, on every adventure.
For him, almost everything was possible, conquering a sickly
childhood and a devastating car crash to become one of the
world's foremost explorers, and possibly its most famous
He challenged modern technology to keep up with his dreams --
inventing the aqualung, to go deeper underwater than ever before.
Cousteau challenged governments to stop polluting the ocean --
his second home -- and start taking better care of the
environment, his voice speaking out for the farthest reaches of
Cousteau SOT "The future of mankind...bound with Antarctica.."
His work brought him both renown, and tragedy -- his son and heir
apparent Philippe was killed in a seaplane crash (in 1979). His
other son Jean-Michel continues Jacques Cousteau's work, mindful
of his father's warning to the world: The future of civilization
depends on water. I beg you to understand this.
Kimberly Dozier, CBS News, London.))
He was perhaps America's most famous T-V uncle.
OUT Q=(nats of show)
Brian Keith, who starred as Uncle Bill in the 60's sitcom Family Affair,
was found dead yesterday at his Malibu home.
Officials say he apparently committed suicide by shooting himself.
Tabloid reports say he was suffering with lung cancer and emphysema.
The Senate has voted to make sweeping changes in Medicare.
Yesterday lawmakers voted to raise the eligibility age from 65 to 67 and
inflate premiums for senior citizens making over 50-thousand dollars a year.
The bill passed following a heated Capitol Hill debate.
One Senator called upping eligibility a guarantee for the future.
IN Q=STAND UP
SUPER=01-Sen. Rick Santorum/(R) Pennsylvania;
OUT Q=THAT'S HEALTHY FOR THEM.
The White House opposes the plan which would affect millions of Americans.
Some more key decisions as the Supreme Court works to wrap up business
before its summer break.
Today the high court dropped the ax on one effort to limit the government's
interference in religion.
It's declared the 19-93 Religious Freedom Restoration Act unconstitutional.
The Justices today also refused to resurrect a one-point-three
billion-dollar deal meant to settle hundreds of thousands of claims over
He'd been missing since Sunday morning, but last night a Roanoke pilot
turned up unharmed in St. Augustine, Florida.
David Turner left the Roanoke airport, but never arrived at his destination
of CLEARWATER, Florida.
Last night airport officials in St. Augustine found his plane on the ground
He later contacted his wife and told her he was unaware anyone was searching
She chalks it up to mis-communication, saying her husband decided to change
his plans and headed somewhere else without telling anyone.
The discovery ends a multi-state search by the Civil Air Patrol.
The C-A-P searched Turner's anticipated flight path by air yesterday.
"The Washington Post" reports that Whitewater and F-B-I investigators are
digging to find women from President
The paper reports investigators have questioned Arkansas troopers about any
affairs President Clinton may have had while he was governor.
The Whitewater prosecutor is looking for anyone Mr. Clinton may have
confided in about Whitewater.
A bulldozer accident killed a Roanoke contractor yesterday.
year- old Ivan Maurice Green was killed when a bulldozer rolled over on him.
Green and another man were trying to clear land near Route 1-16.
IN Q=BOTH MEN WERE
((CLAUDE WEBSTER/FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY: BOTH MEN WERE TRYING TO START
THE SMALLER MACHINE WHEN THE WEIGHT OF THE LARGER MACHINE PULLED THEM BOTH DOWN
SUPER=01-Claude Webster/Franklin Co. Public Safety;
OUT Q=DOWN THE HILL
The smaller bulldozer slid downhill, and rolled onto Green.
Claude Webster says the steep, rocky hillside made rescue efforts
IN Q=We had to secure
((CLAUDE WEBSTER/FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY: WE HAD TO SECURE THE DOZERS.
THEY WERE STILL BOTH ATTACHED TOGETHER-- SO WE HAD TO SECURE THEM USING THE
HEAVY DUTY WRECKER. SO IF ANYTHING WENT WRONG-- IT WOULD'VE INJURED THE
OUT Q=THE WORKERS
Green was a self employed contractor.
Last week a Chatham man was shot while allegedly trying to burglarize a
Yesterday he turned himself in to State Police yesterday.
Randall Lee Gilbert faces several charges including burglary and grand
State Police say Gilbert and another man broke into a Martinsville home last
When Les Hussey returned to his home, he found the two men.
Hussey then shot Gilbert in the chest, the other man ran away.
Gilbert is free on a 20-thousand dollar bond.
The other man is still at large.
Animals and Valerie Green do NOT go together, according to a court order,
but now a Franklin County prosecutor is looking into whether she has some new
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape
Green is under a court order NOT to have any pets, because of her
convictions for animal neglect.
Commonwealth's attorney Cliff Hapgood says he's investigating allegations by
the Franklin County Humane Society that Green has animals at her home.
Green's attorney Wayne Inge (inj) says he hasn't seen the material.
Inge says he'll wait and see what Hapgood decides.
Tributes to the man who led the Roanoke Police force for 30 years continue
M. David Hooper died Monday of cancer.
Flags are flying at half staff in front of city buildings.
Members of the police force are wearing black ribbons over their badges.
And groups that didn't always see eye to eye with the chief are offering
SOT six preview
IN Q=It's not good
((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: IT'S NOT GOOD FOR OUR COMMUNITY ANY
TIME A GOOD OFFICER GOES DOWN.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President; :00 quick
SUPER=01-David Mays/Police Benevolent Association; :05
OUT Q=everyone involved.
Police officers from across the country are expected for Chief Hooper's
funeral at St. Andrews Catholic Church tomorrow afternoon.
Roanoke got the approval they needed from the school board last week,
but last night neighbors expressed their distaste for the proposed new
access road from Interstate 5-81 to Valley View Mall.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
IN Q=the road
SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 29; :08
SUPER=01-Raymond McKee/Huff Lane Neighbor; :15
SUPER=01-Anna Shelton/Huff Lane Neighbor; :36
SUPER=01-Bettie Hutton/Huff Lane Resident; :43
OUT Q=af, news7 roanoke.
(( The road will come within 60 feet of Huff Lane Micro Village--
Three previous public meetings featured parents of Huff Lane schoolchildren
protesting the project.
But this night, neighborhood residents took center stage-- they say the city
never asked them what THEY thought about it.
((RAYMOND MCKEE/HUFF LANE NEIGHBOR: THERE'S MANY ISSUES THAT WE HEAR THAT NEED
TO BE BROUGHT ON THE TABLE. AND BEFORE THE BUILDING STARTS-- WE WANT THESE
ISSUES ADDRESSED. AFTER IT'S SAID AND DONE WE'LL HAVE NO VOICE.))
Residents are concerned about construction dust, having a pedestrian walkway
to the mall, loss of viewshed, and increased traffic noise.
((ANNA SHELTON/HUFF LANE NEIGHBOR: THEY HAVE THE WINDOWS OPEN, AND AT NIGHT
YOU HEAR THE NOISE-- YOU HEAR THE BREAKS SCREECHING ))
((BETTIE HUTTON: THAT THE BUILDER GETS HIS WISHES AND THE PEOPLE AND THE
COMMUNITY DON'T...APPLAUSE. ))
The agreement between the School Board and the City has Valley View
Developers putting up close to 200 thousand dollars to build a masonry wall,
While the city will put up 1.35 million dollars to build the new road.
((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: ROANOKE CITY OFFICIALS WANT THE ROAD PROJECT TO
SUCCEED. ONCE THAT HAPPENS, NEW AREAS AROUND VALLEY VIEW WILL BE OPEN TO
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. AND THAT MEANS A LARGER TAX BASE FOR THE CITY. ))
But Huff Lane school gets benefits too-- new air conditioning, an improved
parking lot, and four more classrooms.
If the plan continues on its current course, construction will start on the
road next summer.
Andrew Freiden, News7, Roanoke.))
Tobacco may be a hot political topic, but it is also a health concern.
And even a beauty concern.
A best selling author is warning her readers that just like the sun,
smoking contributes to premature aging.
IN Q=what it does
((WHAT IT DOES IS ACTUALLY ROBS THE OXYGEN FROM THE SKIN AND IT MAKES YOU ALL
WRINKLED AND YOU KNOW THOSE WOMEN THAT HAVE THE ACCORDION PLEATED UPPER LIP,
WELL LADIES THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO GET IF YOU SMOKE. IT'S THE WORST THING
THAT YOU COLD PROBABLY DO FOR YOUR SKIN BESIDES THE EFFECTS OF THE SUN. ))
SUPER=01-Elaine Brumberg/Health & Beauty Author;
OUT Q=OF THE SUN
To protect yourself against the sun Brumberg advises using a sunscreen with
an S-P-F number of at least 15 every day.
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia
Roanoke area welfare recipients risk losing their benefits if they don't
find a job within 90 days.
The program known as VIEW--Virginia's Initiative For Employment Not Welfare
starts October first.
Supporters say the program will help end a cycle of dependency.
IN Q=What governor Allen
((SCOTT OOSTDYK/DEPUTY SECRETARY HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES:WHAT GOVERNOR ALLEN
HAS SAID BASICALLY IS HERE ARE YOUR RESOURCES..HERE IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY. BUT IN
EXCHANGE FOR THAT YOU HAVE TIME LIMITED BENEFITS. YOU ONLY HAVE TWO YEARS TO BE
SUPER=01-Scott Oostdyk/Health & Human Resources
OUT Q=to be on welfare
The program has already started in some parts of Virginia.
So far 70-percent of the affected recipients have found jobs.
IN Q=The earlier
((SCOTT OOSTDYK/DEPUTY SECRETARY HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES: THE EARLIER PEOPLE
GET STARTED ON EARNING THEIR OWN LIVING THE MORE EXPERIENCE THE HAVE WHEN
WELFARE REALLY KICKS IN ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL))
OUT Q=the federal level
SS=Welfare in Virginia
Those welfare recipients who do not find jobs will be required to do
community work or volunteer for a government non-profit organization.
They're doing more than crossing Tom's Creek in Blacksburg.
A Virginia Tech professor teamed up with V-DOT and the town of Blacksburg to
design a more efficient bridge.
The span, on Tom's Creek Road, has beams made of graphite and fiberglass in a
Researchers hope to prove they're more durable than traditional steel beams.
IN Q=One of the
((JACK LESKO/VA TECH ENGINEERING PROFESSOR: ONE OF THE PRIMARY REASON THAT YOU
WANT TO USE A COMPOSITE MATERIAL, OR POTENTIALLY USE A COMPOSITE MATERIAL, IS
THE DURABILITY. THE PROBLEMS WITH TRADITIONAL MATERIALS IS THAT THEY REQUIRE A
CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF MAINTENANCE. ))
SUPER=01-Jack Lesko/Va. Tech Engineering Professor
OUT Q=of maintenance.
Researchers will monitor the bridge for ten years-- watching for signs of
wear and tear.
Although there are four other composite bridges in the country none has been
used specifically for research purposes.
SUPER=330-Fair/& Muggy/70-74/Variable Clouds/Storms Possible/88-92;
SUPER=331-Fair/& Muggy/72-76/Variable Clouds/Storms Possible/90-95;
SUPER=333-Fair/& Muggy/66-70/Variable Clouds/Storms Possible/86-90;
Move over New York.
San Francisco is the now
the nation's most expensive city for single family homes.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;
The survey by the real estate arm of Ernst and Young compared the cost of
buying a four- bedroom home to median family income.
On average, San Francisco residents spend nearly 40 percent of their income
The most affordable city is Oklahoma City where residents pay just 16
GRAPHIC=nba draft 6326
Charlotte, North Carolina hosts the N-B-A draft today.
The San Antonio Spurs are
expected to make Tim Duncan the number-one pick.
Duncan was the Naismith and Wooden Award winner after averaging nearly 21
points and 15 rebounds a game for Wake Forest last season.
TAPE#net (edit ofS7-11)
Roanoke College's assistant basketball coach is leaving.
Kevin Martin's replacement is a familiar face both to Martin and the
Former Maroon player and Martin's roommate, Hilliary Scott will fill the
The former E.C. Glass standout was a two time division three college
All-American at Roanoke from 19-91 through 19-94.
As for Martin, he is headed for Myrtle Beach South Carolina where he will
work for Excel Telecommunications, but he says he won't be far from the game.
IN Q=I love basketball
((I LOVE BASKETBALL. I'M DEFINITELY NOT GOING TO BE OUT OF IT FOR GOOD, BUT I
THINK THIS IS SOMETHING I NEED TO DO PERSONALLY FOR THE NEXT THREE OR FOUR
YEARS TO TRY TO BECOME A LITTLE BIT MORE FINANCIALLY SOUND.))
SUPER=01-Kevin Martin/Leaves Roanoke After Two Years; :
OUT Q=more financially sound.
Both men will be coaching in Page Moir's basketball camp this week.
Three members of the University of Virginia's football team are in trouble
after being charged in two separate incidents.
Defensive back Marcus Bullett and defensive end William Jackson were
arrested Sunday and charged with stealing chairs from one of the university's
Also, police say linebacker Andre McNeal verbally threatened an off-duty
officer after he was told that he would have to pay a fee so his car wouldn't
Randy Johnson won 19 battles, but Oakland won the war.
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/SC Network;
Johnson tied the major league record for lefties by striking out 19 in
Seattle's loss to the Athletics.
Johnson set the American League mark and tied the Steve Carlton's major
league mark for lefthanders.
Mark McGwire did damage by clouting a homer that traveled an estimated 538
George Williams added his first homer of the year just before Johnson got
Mark Bellhorn for his final strikeout.
And the Athletics beat the Mariners 4-to-1.
The popular Fall night race at the Richmond International raceway finally
secured sponsorship for its September 6th night under the lights.
The Miller Brewing company pulled out after last season, leaving the folks in
Richmond searching for sponsorship dollars.
But yesterday the race got a big boost as the Exide Battery Corporation
signed on for the next three seasons.
Exide currently sponsors Jeff Burton's Ford on the Cup circuit and Chuck
Bown's ride on the Super Truck series.
A Vincent Van Gogh drawing that hasn't been seen in 50 years set a record at
a London auction.
Van Gogh's Harvest in Provence, depicting an autumn landscape in France, was
auctioned off for a record 14- point- one- million dollars last night in
Van Gogh completed the pen, pencil and ink drawing in 18-88, just two years
before he committed suicide.
The previous record for a Van Gogh on paper was eight- point- three million.