It's business as usual at the Crossroads Mall following a rather UNUSUAL
A portion of the shopping center was closed after 17 people complained of a
variety of ailments, including headaches, nausea, scratchy throats and watery
Emergency personnel could not find any airborne particles that may have
caused this in several sweeps of the mall, so this morning it reopened.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Microwave
Len Besthoff joins us with an update.
So Len how busy is it out there?
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(Rollcue:back in business)
IN Q=And they
SUPER=01-Pam Murray/Property Manager; ;00
SUPER=04-Yesterday; :16 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Ramona Blackner/Mall Customer; :37
OUT Q=at things.
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Microwave
As the two sides in the U-P-S strike prepare to go back to the bargaining
table, incidents of picket line violence continue.
OUT Q=(nats of unrest)
In Somerville, Massachusetts two people were arrested this morning for trying
to stop delivery trucks with management drivers from leaving a U-P-S facility.
Since the strike began four days ago, there have been more 20 arrests at the
Somerville U-P-S facility.
There have also been reports today of bottle rockets being shot at U-P-S
truck trailers at a distribution center in Fargo, North Dakota.
A drive from Roanoke County to Lynchburg ended in trouble for one woman.
The problem was that Patricia Wright's eleven- year- old daughter was at the
wheel of the car.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday Night;
Wright is charged with two misdemeanors for "allowing children to be in
need of services."
She had left her daughter and neice in her car while she was at Cory
Everson's Aerobics and Fitness Center.
She also left the keys in the car with the engine running.
Her daughter Latisha apparently got tired of waiting, and drove off with her
She traveled to a relatives in Lynchburg, even stopping for gas on the way.
The U-S Farm Service Agency is investigating whether some tobacco warehouse
operators and dealers in Virginia are selling more of the leaf than the federal
The investigation started after officials learned that some warehouses were
holding more excess tobacco than they had reported.
The Agriculture Department limits the amount of tobacco each farm
can grow in a year.
The idea is to balance the tobacco supply with expected demand to keep
prices from dropping too low for growers to make a profit.
GRAPHIC=plane crash investigation
The number of survivors of the Korean Air crash in Guam has dropped to 28
after one survivor died today from severe burns.
The death comes as N-T-S-B investigators begin analyzing the black boxes in
They are reportedly zeroing in on the actions of the pilots.
Before the plane crashed, it was dangerously low on its approach to
Guam International Airport.
(( CHARLES EASTLAKE
AVIATION SAFETY EXPERT
IT SEEMS THAT THIS IS AN APPROACH THAT STILL SHOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY
SUCCESSFULLY AS LONG AS THE AIRPLANE WAS WORKING CORRECTLY." ))
SUPER=01-Charles Eastlake/Aviation Safety Expert;
OUT Q=was working correctly.
More than 200 people died in the crash, and today grieving relatives visited
the crash site.
Hazy Florida skies couldn't stop NASA'S 86th Shuttle Mission.
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.;
Discovery blasted off shortly before eleven this morning on a mission to
probe the Earth's ozone layer.
The eleven day mission will also include testing a robotic arm designed for
us on NASA's future space station.
WIPE WIPE WIPE
Also traveling in space, a Russian spacecraft that will dock today with the
Mir space station.
Its two man crew will replace their Russian colleagues, but American
Astronaut Michael Foale will stay on board Mir.
The new cosmonauts will make needed repairs to Mir which has suffered
various problems since it collided with a supply ship in June.
GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health check
Some negative side effects have cast a bad light on a new weight loss
treatment called Fen-Phen.
So Some people are turning to what they believe is the herbal equivalent of
Andrew Freiden has the story.
IN Q=the sign on the side
SUPER=01-Maggie Dauost/Lifestyles Weight Management; :13
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Good/Roanoke Co-op; :30
SUPER=01-E. B. Noland/Internist;:45
OUT Q=news7, roanoke
((The sign on the side of Brambleton Avenue touts the wonders of Herbal
But what exactly is it?
((MAGGIE DAOUST/LIFESTYLES WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: IT'S MADE UP UP ST. JOHNS WORT,
AND EPHEDRINE. And why does it work? FOR ONE THING THE EPHEDRINE IS GOING TO
GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF ENERGY TO BURN OFF FAT, AND ALSO THE ST JOHNS WORT
WILL GIVE YOU A SENSE OF WELL BEING.))
((ELIZABETH GOOD/ROANOKE CO-OP: THE EFFECT THAT HERBAL PHEN-FEN HAS ON THE BODY
IS SIMILAR TO THE EFFECT THAT PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO GET FROM THE PHARMACEUTICAL
FEN-PHEN, BUT IT HAS LESS SIDE EFFECTS.))
The two treatments sound exactly the same-- but the spelling of the words
gives a clue that something is amiss.
((DR. E.B. NOLAND/LEWIS GALE INTERNIST: THEY'RE NOT THE SAME THING, EXCEPT FOR
MAYBE THE STIMULANT PORTIONS-- THOSE THINGS SHOULD BE MEDICALLY MONITORED. IF
YOU ARE TAKING SOMETHING THAT AFFECTS THE APPETITE, YOU ARE AFFECTING SOMETHING
IN THE BODY, AND THERE ARE OTHER VITAL SIGNS THAT MIGHT BE AFFECTED. ))
Elizabeth Good says she encourages her customers to seek medical advice
before using HERBAL Phen Fen.
And Dr. Noland says it's OK to use-- but only under medical supervision.
And he says you're not getting a safer version of the Fen Phen drug
combination-- you are getting a different thing altogether.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Roanoke.))
Numerous problems with lice have one Virginia woman so frustrated that she's
ready to disinfect the pharmaceutical companies.
She's launched a class action lawsuit against a maker of head lice
medication that she says is NO longer effective against a new strain some
scientists are calling "super lice."
IN Q=We realized
((DEBBIE DUKE/HENRICO CO. PARENT: WE REALIZED THAT THEY WERE MAKING A LOT OF
MONEY ON RESALE. AND IT WAS LIKE LICE WAS A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET. THEY KNEW
THEIR PRODUCT WAS WORKING IN CERTAIN CASES OF RESISTANT STRAINS. AND PEOPLE
WERE NOT COMING FORWARD BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT LICE. LICE IS
SOMEHOW ASSOCIATED WITH FILTH.))
SUPER=01-Debbie Duke/Henrico Co. Parent;
OUT Q=with filth.
Duke's lawsuit has 97 plaintiffs so far in a challenge to Warner-Lambert,
the makers of Nix head lice medication.
And she's got the attention of Virginia's attorney general -- who's asked
the F-D-A to step in.
IN Q=I've written
((RICHARD CULLEN/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: I'VE WRITTEN TO THE ACTING
COMMISSIONER. HE'S INDICATED HE'S GONNA TAKE A LOOK AT IT.))
OUT Q=at it.
Duke says her own family has had six separate costly and frustrating lice
outbreaks in the last year.
A video camera attached to the helmet of a parachutist, caught some
terrifying moments for two other jumpers.
A group of four parchuters was performing a star-formation maneuver in
Australia, when two of the jumpers became entangled.
They began spiraling out of control, plummeting toward the ground.
Just in the nick of time they were able to separate and release their
emergency chutes and safely land.
Over the next few days, some thirty- thousand blue grass fans will descend
on the small town of Galax for the annual Old Fiddler's Convention.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Steve/Microwave
Steve Pardon has been getting an earful all morning and joins this
So what's the scene there Steve? Live=Steve Full/Microwave
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(Rollcue:over the world)
SUPER=01-Laura Buffkin/Martinsville Resident;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Steve/Microwave
They're in the home stretch -- cyclists in the tenth annual Journey of Hope
bicycle tour rolled into Lynchburg yesterday.
Sixty Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers are spending their summer bicycling
across the United States.
They've passed through 22 states in 60 days, all to raise money and
awareness for persons with disabilities.
IN Q=A lot of
((RICK BELL/CYCLIST: A LOT OF THE ROUTES THAT WE DO HAVE BEEN FROM YEARS PAST,
SO PEOPLE ARE USED TO SEEING US EVERY YEAR COME THROUGH AND THEY WANT TO
CONTINUE TO SEE US SO THEY DONATE ALONG THE WAY. AND A LOT OF PLACE DONATE IN-
KIND LIKE HOTEL ROOMS OR MEALS OR DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THAT.))
SUPER=01-Rick Bell/Cyclist; :00
OUT Q=things like that.
The 35- hundred mile Journey of Hope has raised about 300- thousand dollars
for PUSH America programs.
They'll wrap up their trip in Washington D.C. on Saturday.
After ten days in the woods, Roanoke area scouts have returned from the
National Boy Scouts Jamboree.
For troop 19-36 it's been an eventful week and a half.
Fifteen- year- old Allen Munton says getting used to the food was the most
IN Q=Cooking the food
((ALLEN MUNTON/BOYSCOUT: COOKING THE FOOD.. PREPARING THE FOOD AND EATING THE
FOOD. DEFINITELY EATING THE FOOD WAS THE HARDEST. IT WAS KIND OF DIFFERENT. WE
WERE SO USED TO HAVING HAMBURGERS, HOTDOGS, AND ALL THAT FAST FOOD))
SUPER=01-Allen Munton/Boy Scout;
OUT Q=and all that fast food
The Jamboree also had an international flavor--scouts from 26 countries were
SOT 15:03: 42
IN Q=I remember the guy
((MITCH IRVIN/BOYSCOUTS: I REMEMBER THE GUY FROM GERMANY WE MET.. HE HAD BEEN
TAKING ENGLISH SINCE THE 4TH GRADE OR SOMETHING. NEAT TO TALK WITH HIM AND SEE
WHAT HE IS LIKE ))
SUPER=01-Mitch Irvin/Boy Scout;
OUT Q=what he is like
Fort A.P Hill in Bowling Green, Virginia played host to the Jamboree.
The American of Martinsville furniture company needs a bigger "house" to
support its growing production.
SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;
Its parent has approved a one- million- dollar expansion for its upholstery
operations as its business continues to grow at double digit rates.
The expansion should be completed by the end of this year.
It will create 30 new jobs.
American of Martinsville is one of the world's leading suppliers of guest
room furniture to the lodging industry, health care and assisted living
facilities, retirement homes, plus government and university dormitories.
The Dallas Cowboys are cracking down to clean up the team's tarnished image.
And coach Barry Switzer is feeling the effects of that crackdown.
SUPER=03-Austin, TX; :00
Last night team owner Jerry Jones
fined head coach Barry Switzer 75 thousand dollars for his arrest on a gun
charge on Monday of this week.
IN Q="This is...
((JERRY JONES/COWBOYS OWNER:))
SUPER=01-Jerry Jones/Cowboys Owner; :00
OUT Q=...FOR BARRY."
Jones says he knows the incident was an honest mistake, but add that's no
And Switzer wasn't the only one having his troubles yesterday.
The N-F-L suspended running back Bam Morris for the first four games of the
Morris violated the league's substance abuse policy for the second time in
GRAPHIC=NCAA COLLEGE FB
Practice is just beginning for many colleges around the country, but in
Starkville, Mississippi their are more important matters to deal with at this
Tuesday night Mississippi State senior running back Keffer McGee died in an
apparent drowning accident.
The incident occurred in an apartment complex pool around 11pm.
An autopsy yesterday revealed that no foul play was involved.
McGee, one of the top backs in the S-E-C, was 22.
In the major leagues last night, the Braves celebrated their 72nd win of the
year as Atlanta hosted the Cards and big Mark McGwire.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Cardinals vs. Braves; :00
He was one half of the marquee matchup pitting himself against Greg Maddux.
Mcgwire would strike out twice and go 1-for-4.
Danny Bautista broke a 3-all tie in the bottom of the ninth inning with this
solo blast to deep straight away center field.
The Braves win it 4-to-3.
TAPE#net (edit of S7-9)
GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports
On high school turf, the Fighting Blues of Parry McCluer are sweating out
pre-season practice physically and mentally.
SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00
Last season, head coach Charlie Wheeler took a overachieving bunch of players
and came from the back of the pack to win the Pioneer district.
Duplicating that feat will not be an easy task this season, as last year's
team was wiped out by graduation.
IN Q="It's a rebuilding...
SUPER=02-Charlie Wheeler/Parry McCluer Head Coach; :
OUT Q=...FOR US."
It's a big day in the Big Apple for Garth Brooks.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
Hundreds of his fans camped out overnight near Central Park hoping to get a
spot at tonight's free concert.
Up to 24 cameras will be trained on Brooks and his band during the 90-minute
show, and it's not all for the home viewers.
Five giant screens will be positioned to help the Central Park fans see
what's going on.
About a half a million are expected to attend the concert.
It will be televised live on H-B-O.