NEWS-7 at FIVE is next:
Survivors are being rescued from a Korean plane that crashed on the island
of Guam this afternoon...
Southwest Virginia deals with day two of the UPS Teamsters Strike.
And how's the market for tobacco in the southside?
Cool morning lows and partly sunny days dominate the next 48 hours. I'll
have the latest from the News 7 Weather Center.
The E-coli outbreak found in alfalfa sprouts has been pinpointed in the
Plus taking care of baby-- according to a recent study, sleeping with mom
and dad won't reduce the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
((KOREAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 801, A BOEING 747 300 CRASHED WHILE MANUEVERING TO
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The jet went down on the island of Guam-
Korean Air says 255 people were on board. The passenger list shows there
were at least 11 Americans on the flight.
Early reports reveal at least 29 may have survived the crash.
Liz Mullen is covering the story as details unfold. She joins us with the
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SUPER=01-Jim Hall/Nat'l. Transportation Safety Bd. Chair.;
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((Flight 8-0-1 was on its landing approach... just 3-miles from Guam's
international airport ... when it went down-- on a rugged hill-- with heavy
brush and thick mud.
JIM HALL/NTSB CHAIRMAN:
An American "go" team will be the one to determine whether those conditions
contributed to the crash. Members of the national transporation safety board
are being dispatched from Washington.
Exactly how many passengers and crew members were on the jet is in question at
this hour. preliminary reports from korean air lines are that 254 people were
on board -- including at least 13 u-s citizens. that number has not yet been
confirmed. It is believed there were at least 29 survivors... they are being
pulled from the wreckage and flown to hospitals... while firefighters continue
to try and put out any fires. A spokeswoman for the governor of Guam says there
were several explosions --after-- the impact, and reports that the front of the
plane was disintigrated.))
Day two of the Teamsters strike, and warehouse managers in Southwest
Virginia are trying to keep packages from piling up.
At the Orvis warehouse, they process more than SIX-thousand packages a day.
About one quarter of the out-bound packages used to be shipped by U-P-S.
The manager says so far, he's been able to shift the load over to other
carriers such as Federal Express.
IN Q=each day
((ANDREW TRAVERS/DISTRUBUTION CENTER MANAGER; EACH DAY WE SIT DOWN WITH MY
OUTBOUND SENIOR SUPERVISOR AND MY SHIPPING SUPERVISOR AND WE WE DEVELOP A GAME
PLAN FOR WHAT TO DO THAT DAY, BASED ON THE LATEST INFORMATION THAT WE'VE
SUPER=01-Andrew Travers/Distribution Center Manager;
OUT Q=that we've gotten
At the warehouse for the Carilion hospital system, management says if the
strike drags on, implant surgeries, like hip replacements could be delayed, if
the artificial joints don't arrive in time.
IN Q=the primary impact
((JOHN WEBSTER/CARILION: THE PRIMARY IMPACT IS BASICALLY A SLOWING OF THE
GOODS COMING INTO OUR FACILITY... NOT NECESSARILY THEIR ELIMINATION, OR THEY'RE
HARD TO OBTAIN, IT'S JUST THAT THE BULK OF VOLUME GOING INTO FED EX AND THE
ALTERNATIVE VENDERS IS SLOWING THE PROCESS OF GOODS DOWN ))
SUPER=01-John Webster/Carilion Health System;
OUT Q=process of goods down
Webster says Carilion has it's own internal package delivery system, which
softens the potential impact of the strike.
The annual tobacco market opened bright and early in Danville this
But farmers are not sure whether they'll have much to celebrate.
DOUBLE BOXES Jean/Tina
Tina Tenret reports from our Danville newsroom with the latest on the
Jean, both farmers and politicians were crunching numbers in the tobacco
The price of tobacco is down from last year ... bad news for the farmers.
Meanwhile, politicians are desperately trying to rally votes by portraying
themselves as friends of tobacco.
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SUPER=01-Clarence Bryant/Tobacco Farmer;
OUT Q=supporting their families
IN Q=nat sound
((NAT SOUND OF AUCTIONEER))
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The fast paced cadence of the auctioneer and the aroma of tobacco, signaled
the start of a very important season in Southside Virginia.
Tobacco companies are bidding and farmers are waiting to cash in on the
But this year is different.
Bad weather delayed the crop, so a lot of it is still waiting in the
IN Q=The harvest is
((CLARENCE BRYANT/TOBACCO FARMER: THE HARVEST IS A GOOD THREE WEEKS BEHIND AND
OF COURSE THAT'S SPREADING A LITTLE APPREHENSION AS THE LATTER PART OF THE
SEASON COMES IN OCTOBER. CAN WE BEAT THE FROST?))
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Also looming overhead for farmers-- government intervention, especially the
crackdown on tobacco products.
IN Q=a settlement
((L.F. PAYNE (D)/CANDIDATE FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: A SETTLEMENT THAT DID NOT
INCLUDE YOU OR YOUR VOICE AS IT WAS PUT TOGETHER. I THINK THAT'S WRONG AND I
THINK IT'S IMPORTANT WE WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD.))
OUT Q=is heard
IN Q=Now over the years
((JIM GILMORE (R)/CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: NOW OVER THE YEARS I'VE STOOD WITH
THE TOBACCO FARMERS. I CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO GO OUT EVERY DAY AND WORK AND
COME HOME AT NIGHT, LOOK AT THEIR CHILDREN AND KNOW WITH PRIDE AND DIGNITY
THEY'RE SUPPORTING THEIR FAMILIES.))
Many local farmers say these politicians are on their side.
double boxes jean/tina
Meantime, Danville tobacco growers stand to make an estimated
100-million-dollars from this year's crop.
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Virginia's task force studying the tobacco settlement has already had
several meetings -- but still hasn't come up with a specific request for
IN Q=We will try
((RICHARD CULLEN/R-VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE WILL TRY TO COME UP WITH THE
DOLLAR FIGURE AS TO THE DIRECT IMPACT AS WELL AS THE INDIRECT IMPACT. AROUND
THE ROANOKE AREA, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE MANUFACTURERS OF PAPER THAT ARE VERY
IMPACTED BY WHAT HAPPENS IN TOBACCO, AND SO WE'LL LOOK AT THAT AS WELL.))
OUT Q=as well.
Cullen says Virginia is well situated in the House and the Senate to get a
fair deal when the task force comes up with a request.
Richmond Republican Tom Bliley heads up the House Commerce Committee, and
Democratic Senator Chuck Robb is one of a ten senator task force studying the
Authorities still don't know what caused a Virginia Tech fraternity house to
go up in flames overnight.
Fire spread through the Kappa Sigma house on Main Street shortly after
Authorities say no one was at home when the fire broke out.
It took crews about 15 minutes to bring the blaze under control.
But they stayed for several hours to make sure the fire did not reignite.
IN Q=The entire
((BOBBY CARNER/ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF:THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE INSIDE WAS ON FIRE,
ITS JUST A LOT OF DEAD SPACES UP IN THE ROOF AREA, THAT WAS ON FIRE AND JUST
SMOLDERING AND SUCH, JUST HAVE TO DO A LOT OF DIGGING TO GET THAT OUT. ))
SUPER=01-Bobby Carner/Assistant Fire Chief; :00
OUT Q=that out.
Today fire officials and police returned to investigate the cause of the
The house was a total loss-- damage is estimated between 90 to 100- thousand
toss to patrick
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The President calls it a "true milestone for our nation" -- today the
balanced budget agreement was signed to end federal red ink in four years.
And Halifax County is reeling from news that a shoe company's hitting the
road. More than 100 people will soon be out of work.
Also coming up on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Mike takes us to a summer camp where
they're learning the rules on the links. Stick around.
It's been talked about and argued over for months.
Today the long awaited balanced budget was signed into law.
The deal gives Americans a tax cut- and promises to balance the budget by
((IT WILL SPUR GROWTH AND SPREAD OPPORTUNITY EVEN AFTER WE PAY FOR TAX CUTS
PENNY BY PENNY THERE WILL STILL BE 900 BILLION DOLLARS IN SAVINGS INCLUDING
HALF A TRILLION DOLLARS IN ENTITLEMENT SAVINGS OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS.))
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Clinton praised lawmakers for the spirit of bipartisanship in negotiations.
A shoe factory in Halifax County is closing its doors for good, shutting
more than 100 people out of work.
Cynthia Barksdale has been employed by Craddock Terry Shoe Corporation for
Next month she and 135 of her coworkers will be unemployed.
IN Q=It's a pretty decent
((CYNTHIA BARKSDALE/SEAMSTRESS: IT'S A PRETTY DECENT PLACE TO WORK AND TO GO
OUT AND LOOK FOR ANOTHER JOB ... BUT IT'LL BE ALL RIGHT.))
OUT Q=all right
Most Craddock Terry employees earn minimum wage.
But plant manager Paul Dunaway blames Chinese shoe factories who pay workers
Halifax County, which already has a 12 percent unemployment rate, will feel
IN Q=These people
((JERRY LOVELACE/ASSISTANT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: THESE PEOPLE AREN'T GOING TO
BE SPENDING MONEY HERE. THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE BUYING HOUSES. THERE ARE A
NUMBER OF HOUSES ON THE MARKET THAT ARE NOT SELLING.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Lovelace/Halifax Co. Assistant Adminstrator;
OUT Q=not selling
Craddock Terry will still keep its headquarters in Lynchburg.
On the flip side, and down the road... a Henry County employer plans to
DOUBLE its workforce in the next year-and a half.
American Fiber Industries will invest two-and-a-half million dollars in its
plant to expand its pillow making operation.
It will also begin making fitted mattress pads.
The California based company has told area business leaders it will have
close to 500 employees by the end of next year.
IN Q=They have
((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY ECON. DEV. PARTNERSHIP: THEY HAVE BEEN VERY
PLEASED WITH THE LABOR FORCE HERE. THEY'RE UP TO THREE SHIFTS OF OPERATION.
AND THE FACILITY THEY'RE IN IS ALSO LOCATED IN AN ENTERPRISE ZONE, WHICH OFFERS
VERY ATTRACTIVE INCENTIVES TO A COMPANY.))
SUPER=01-Sherry Ramsey/Patrick Henry Econ. Dev. Partnership;
OUT Q=a company.
American Fiber Industries only came to Henry County about a year-and-a
groovy music UNDER
It became a melting pot of musical styles and tastes...
And now its hitting middle age..
American Bandstand celebrates its 40th anniversary...
That story a little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
The infamous estate at 360 North Rockingham Avenue is once again for sale...
O-J Simpson's home.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/File Tape;
The bank that foreclosed on the house, has reportedly listed the property.
Simpson still lives there.
The bank invites all potential buyers to come and view the home--- provided
of course, they can prove they have enough money.
The listing price: nearly four million dollars.
Amenities for the former football star's gated estate include space to
entertain 300 people, a natural-rock pool with a waterfall slide,
restaurant-grade appliances, seven-bedrooms and seven-and-a half bathrooms.
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SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/Rather Cool/58-62/Mostly Sunny/Very Pleasant/77-80;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/& Chilly/49-54/Partly Cloudy/& Pleasant/71-75;
SUPER=333-Becoming Clear/Patchy Fog/49-54/Partly Sunny/& Pleasant/73-76;
SUPER=334-Clear/Near Record Lows/46-50/Partly Cloudy/& Cool/70-74;
health music under
In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- more on Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer,
who was arrested yesterday.
Next on Health Check-- almost every infant has one... we're talking baby
Now more concern about safety, as 75 percent of injuries occur when children
fall down stairs.
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OUT Q=GONE IN A SECOND
I'm Keith Humphry, here's a look ahead to NEWS-7 at SIX.
For six years, off- duty police officers have been patrolling one of
Lynchburg's largest housing complexes.
But budget problems forced the management of the Greenfield apartments to
cut off the patrols last month.
That's got people worried about the residents' safety.
IN Q=It was almost
((WALLY LANE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: IT WAS ALMOST AN IMMEDIATE CHANGE THAT WAS VERY
NOTICEABLE. CALLS FOR SERVICE, ONCE OFF- DUTY WAS SUSPENDED DURING THE EVENING
HOURS, CALLS FOR SERVICE SHOT UP IMMEDIATELY.))
SUPER=01-Wally Lane/Lynchburg Police; :00
OUT Q=shot up immediately.
The city still hopes to change the minds of the complex owners and get the
patrols re- instated.
Double Boxes Jean/Keith
More on the story tonight on News 7 at Six.
Thanks Keith, we'll check it out.
The Virginia Department of Health has identified a particular batch of
alfalfa sprouts as the source of an E-Coli outbreak across the state.
dissolve to pinnacle
The state epidemiologist says contaminated alfalfa sprouts from a Norfolk
distributor -- with the label "Krisp-Pak" -- are believed responsible for 24 of
the 45 E-Coli cases in Virginia in recent months.
Any "Krisp-Pak" sprouts still in distribution should be thrown out or
returned to the store, and fresh sprouts will be shipped by the company to
E-Coli is a bacterial infection with symptoms that include bloody diarrhea
Warnings for parents tonight on two separate dangers for children from the
Despite prior warnings, baby walker injuries are on the rise.
At least 25-thousand injuries a year result in trips to the hospital for
children between 5 months and 15-months old.
IN Q=the majority of those
((THE SPEED THEY MOVE, THEY ARE VERY UNSTABLE, THEY TEND TO TIP OVER, AND IF
THEY CAN MAKE THEIR WAY THROUGH STAIR WAS...INNOCENT TODDLERS FACE. ))
OUT Q=toddlers face.
Three million of these walkers are sold each year.
As of now no action has been taken to ban the product.
But the authors of this study are calling on the government to require baby
walkers to be built wider than the standard door frame.
The Safe Kids Campaign says there is an alternative- called exersaucers.
((EXERSAUCERS ARE STATIONARY...RESPONSIBLE BABYSITTER. ))
OUT Q=responsible babysitter.
Another report out this month is again warning parents about the dangers of
Researchers caution parents to closely supervise children, under age six on
the moving staircase... by holding onto their hand, even carrying them on
For the even younger ones, the latest study says it's best to leave the
baby in his or her own bed.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents who put their babies in bed
with them are not reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
In fact the practice may actually increase the risk, since adult beds are not
designed to meet safety requirements of infants.
Experts believe SIDS has more than one cause, with pediatricians
recommending babies be put to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk.
First a cloned sheep....
Now an Oregon research center says a cloned monkey is on the drawing board.
It is relying on technolgoy used in Scotland to make Dolly the sheep.
One scientist acknowledges that cloning a monkey brings human cloning a
But he says the new cloning technology is an important tool in
medical research...and unlikely it will be used to try to clone humans.
The Dallas Cowboys continue making news off the grid-iron... Here's Mike
with the latest.
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Welcome folks to today's two minute sports ticker as the Barry Switzer saga
continues in Dallas.
This morning the Cowboys were back on the practice field in Austin, and owner
Jerry Jones was anything but pleased with his coach being arrested for carrying
a hand gun in an airport.
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((JERRY JONES/COWBOYS OWNER:))
SUPER=01-Jerry Jones/Cowboys Owner;:00
OUT Q=...WORKING ON."
SUPER=03-Austin, TX; :00
Switzer faces 2-to-10 years in jail and a hefty fine, but a US attorney said
today his office likely will not prosecute the case.
He says folks who make honest mistakes concerning guns at airports are
usually dismissed with a warning.
Tiger-mania is back on the PGA tour after a couple of weeks in hiding.
SUPER=03-Grand Blanc, MI; :00
Tiger Woods hasn't played since the British Open but today he was working
over the Warwick Hills Country Club course during a practice round for this
weekend's Buick Open.
Tiger leads the tour in scoring, driving, birdies, and earnings.
He has nearly $2 million in 14 events.
The Junior Development Golf Camp is taking place this week over at
Hanging Rock today.
Game rules, techniques, etiquette and even course maintenance are all
aspects of the game that are introduced to the campers.
((WES SWOPE/PGA TEACHING PRO:))
SUPER=01-Wes Swope/PGA Teaching Pro; :03
OUT Q=....our future"
This is the fourth straight year Hanging Rock has hosted its six separate
developmental camps during the summer months.
OUT Q=...from last year"
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Coming up at six we'll continue checking in with area high schools as
preseason high school football practice continues around the area.
Have a great evening everybody.
take a break
Dick Clark and dancing.
Those are the mainstays of American bandstand. It was 40 years ago today the
show hit the airwaves.
Back then it was broadcast from Philadelphia.
Today Dick Clark and some famous performers celebrated at the site-
including Fabian, Connie Francis and Chubby Checker.
((COME ON LETS' DO THE TWIST.))
OUT Q=LETS DO THE TWIST.
Chubby Checker got Clark and the crowd doing the twist.
Philadephia's mayor proclaimed August 5th American Bandstand Day.
The city also put up an historic marker at the site of the old studio where
Clark first broadcast his show.