NASA paid tribute to one of its pioneers yesterday, as fellow astronauts remebered Alan Shepard.
Cynthia Bowers has more.
[SUPER=03-Johnson Space Center; :00]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Goldin/NASA; :09]
[SUPER=01-Christopher Kraft/Former Mercury Project Mgr.; :55]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Glenn/Astronaut; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Edgar Mitchell/Former Astronaut; 1:35]
[OUT Q=CBS News]
TRACK: IT WAS A SIMPLE CEREMONY FOR ONE OF NASA'S FIRST, ONE OF ITS
SOT/ DAN GOLDIN "T1/150105" ALAN SHEPARD A BRILLINT STAR IN HEAVEN WILL
ALWAYS SHINE ON US... NASA'S MIND, BODY, AND SOUL."
TRACK: WHEN ALAN SHEPARD BECAME ONE OF NASA'S 7 ORIGINAL ASTRONAUTS...
IT WAS THE HEIGHT OF THE COLD WAR THE SOVIETS WERE WINNING THE SPACE, IN
1961 HE WAS PICKED TO RISK BECOMING THE FIRST AMERICAN TO FLY INTO SPACE.
SOT/DANIEL GOLDIN/5900/ AT A TIME WHEN OUR NATIONAL CONFIDENCE WAS
DOWN... HE HAD THE COURAGE TO CLIMB ABOARD A REDSTONE MISSILE.
SOT/CHRISTOPHER KRAFT/2200 THE SIGHT OF ALAN IN HIS SILVER SUIT WITH
FLOOD LIGHTS FLASHING ALL AROUND HIM, IS FOREVER EMBLAZONED IN MY MIND.
NATSOUND; LIFT OFF
TRACK: IT WAS JUST A FIFTEEN MINUTE, 116 MILE FLIGHT, BUT FOREVER
ESTABLISHED HIS PLACE IN HISTORY.
SOT/JOHN GLENN/2714: AL BROUGHT US BACK BECAUSE OF HIS LEADERSHIP... HE
BROUGHT US BACK BECAUSE HE CARRIED AMERICA'S QUESTING SPIRIT INTO THE
TRACK: SHEPARD FLEW ONE MORE MISSION, BECOMING ONE OF ONLY XX TO WALK
THE MOON, HE MADE THAT ONE MEMORABLE TOO, BY HAPPILY HITTING GOLF BALLS
OVER THE DESOLATE LUNAR LANDSCAPE.
SOT/EDGAR MITCHELL/T1/144419 AND I'M SURE THAT WHERE EVER IT IS
ASTRONAUTS GO WHEN THEY DEPART THIS REALM PIONEERING AND EXPLORING AND
DOING THINGS, THAT WE WILL ALL BE THERE TOGETHER AGAIN.
TRACK: BUT ALAN SHEPARD IS MISSED, THIS AERIAL SALUTE A FINAL HONOR TO A
HERO, WHOSE LOVE OF FLYING INSPIRED THE COUNTRY'S SPACE PROGRAM... AND
MADE SPIRITS SOAR. CYTNIA BOWERS, CBS NEWS, DALLAS.
Clifton Forge leaders and residents will take up the issue of reversion later this month.
[cut from 98-8]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/File Tape]
The city first considered reverting to town status four years ago.
But reversion opponents took a majority of city council seats and killed the proposal.
Reversion supporters recently regained control of council and appointed a committee to study the matter.
There will be a public meeting on August Eleventh.
Community support continues to grow for a 10 year old boy stricken with leukemia.
Adam Fischer was diagnosed with the disease not long ago.
Last weekend, friends of the family established the Adam Fishcer Foundation.
They held a yard sale to raise money to help pay the boy's medical expenses.
More than 11-thousand dollars was collected.
Yesterday, children in the community held a swim-a-thon to help raise even more money.
The kids swam laps for donations.
[SOT=09:49:55 - 09:51:11 _ 09:51:50]
[IN Q=ME AND MY]
((CHESS LEE/RAISED $1700; ME AND MY MOM AND DAD. THEY WOULD TAKE SHEETS TO WORK AND I WOULD JUST GO DOOR TO DOOR AND I WOULD GO TO MY GRANDPARENTS NEIGHBORHOOD. THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT I DID.))
((SABRINA LEE/CHESS'S MOTHER; WITH ALL OF OUR CHILDREN KNOWING HIM AND BEING THE SAME AGE AND STUFF. IT'S REALLY HIT CLOSE TO HOME AND WE JUST WANT TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO TRY AND SUPPORT THE FAMILY.))
((TYLER BRADSHAW/RAISED $1400; I KNEW HOW HE WAS AND JUST HEARING ABOUT HIM GETTING LEUKEMIA, THAT WAS REALLY HARD BECAUSE HE WAS SUCH A GOOD ATHLETE.))
[SUPER=01-Chess Lee/Raised $1700; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sabrina Lee/Chess's Mother; :12]
[SUPER=01-Tyler Bradshaw/Raised $1400; :22]
[OUT Q=GOOD ATHLETE.]
43 of Adam's friends raised more than 95-hundred dollars, and at last count there are still pledges coming in.
Four more fundraisers are scheduled for the Adam Fischer Foundation between now and October.
Lewis-Gale medical center introduced the Roanoke region to a new medical specialty and a public education campaign is geared at fighting BAC, bacteria that is.
Tonya Flory reviews the top medical stories this week in Southwest Virginia.
[IN Q=Doctors describe]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Morrisette/VA Health Care Association; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Lou Perrott/Clinical Psychologist; 1:50]
[SUPER=01-Mary Kay Hodnett/Dietician; 2:38 QUICK!!]
[OUT Q=Healh Check]
[Tape 98-49 Lewis-Gale]
Doctors describe this new surgical device as a microscopic slinky. It's inserted in a brain aneurysm to stop it from bursting.
Lewis-Gale is the first and only hospital in the area to have this new technology.
There are about 100 patients eligible for the procedure in the Roanoke Valley.
The Virginia Health Care Association says Medicaid is NOT equipped to handle the baby boomer generation.
The organization advocates alternatives to depending on the system.
One solution is long term health care insurance.
The problem is many people are only thinking about the short term.
[SOT tc 08:10]
[IN Q=Very few people]
((STEPHEN MORRISETTE/VA HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION: VERY FEW PEOPLE THINK ABOUT LONG TERM CARE UNTIL THEY HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER THAT NEEDS LONG TERM CARE AND MANY TIMES THAT'S TOO LATE FOR THE FAMILY MEMBER TO PURCHASE PRIVATE INSURANCE AND WE WANT THE PUBLIC TO BE AWARE OF THE TREMENDOUS CHANGES THAT ARE COMING.))
[OUT Q=that are coming]
The Virginia Health Care Association suggests lobbying Congress on tax incentives to make long term care insurance more attractive.
[Tape 598-28 52:09]
Playing the lottery may be too attractive for some people.
Lottery Fantasy Syndrome is a gambling addiction that strikes an estimated two to four percent of the population.
Roanoke Clinical Psychologist Doctor Lou Perrott says gambling is linked to high stress levels which can lead to serious health risks.
[SOT ub 12 28 18]
[IN Q=An individual]
((DR. LOU PERROTT/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: AN INDIVIDUAL BEGINS TO TURN TO THIS AS A WAY TO SOLVE LIFE PROBLEMS AND SEES THIS IS THEIR MIND, THIS IS WHERE THE FANTASY COMES IN, THAT IF I WIN THE LOTTERY, MY LIFE WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED, MY STRESS LEVELS WILL GO DOWN.))
[OUT Q=will go down]
Perrott says the snowball effect keeps getting worse each time the gambler loses.
Still this is a treatable disease with a 12 step program.
[Tape 598-26 52:53]
Carilion Health Systems is supporting a public education message to fight foodborne illness.
Sanitation experts say you can start right in the kitchen.
[SOT ub 10 46 40]
[IN Q=Keep the raw meat]
((MARY KAY HODNETT/DIETICIAN: KEEP THE RAW MEAT SEPARATE FROM ALL OTHER FOODS, AND YOU CAN EITHER PUT IT IN A DRAWER OR ON THE BOTTOM SHELF OF THE REFRIGERATOR SO IF ANY JUICES DO LEAK OUT OF THE MEAT, IT WON'T BE DRIPPING ON OTHER FOODS.))
[OUT Q=other foods]
The Centers for disease control estimate as many as nine thousand death linked to foodborne illness each year.
Tonya Flory, News 7, Health check.
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot]
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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50-thousand pounds of ammonium nitrate is missing from a storage bin in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia.
That is ten times the amount used to destroy the federal building in Oklahoma City.
A 10-thousand dollar reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the thieves.
The search for bombing suspect Eric Rudolph continues in North Carolina.
Officers searched a watery cave in Cherokee County with the hope that Rudolph was hiding there.
Invesitgators have yet to find any sign of Rudolph.
A nursing home in Lovingston is being sued for half a million dollars.
Butch Thompson says that his father fell 15 times in one month due to broken or insecure locks on the wheels of his bed.
A lawyer for the nursing home says that the falls were the result of Thompsons pre-existing illnesses.
And that's what's making news on this Sunday August Second.
(toss to Kimberly for Newsreel)
The problems for Salem's Willow River Apartments didn't start with last week's fires.
Since the flood of 19-78, the complex has seen a string of floods and fires.
Here's David Seidel with this week's Virginia Newsreel.
[SUPER=04-November 8, 1980; :16]
[SUPER=10-Lt. Ronald Minton/Salem Fire Department; :26]
[SUPER=04-February 16, 1988; :35]
[SUPER=04-November 3, 1985; :40]
[SUPER=04-April 22, 1992; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Paulette Adams/Willow River Resident; 1:13]
[SUPER=04-November 6, 1996; 1:22 QUICK!!!]
[OUT Q=Seidel, News-7]
(( The recent fires were just the latest in a 20 year spell of bad luck for residents at the Willow Run Apartments.
In 1980, an accidental fire gutted one apartment building, causing an estimated 200-thousand dollars in damage and injuring three people.
[IN Q=the building]
[OUT Q=very doubtful]
Twelve families were forced out because of the blaze.
In 19-88, another fire broke out causing 50-thousand dollars in damage.
But floodwater, not fire has been the most devestating.
[Nat flood of 85 and bite]
In 1985, 1992 and again 1996 resident fled the rushing water.
Many lost everything.
[IN Q=Where we lived]
[OUT Q=in the hallway.]
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))[Sports-Plays]
The Boston Red Sox traveled west last night and picked up a win.
Boston's Mike Benjamin blasts this two run shot over the left field wall for his third homer of the season.
It looked like another dinger for the Sox, but Darin Erstad makes the great diving catch for the Angles.
but Boston's bats remain hot, Damon Buford pounds out a two run homer and the Red Sox beat the Angels 11-to-3.
[SUper=03-Le Creusot, France/ABC;]
Defending champion Jan Ullich (OOL-rihk) won yesterday's 20th stage of the Tour De France.
Marco Pantani is the overall leader of the 21 stage race.
The five newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were inducted yesterday in Canton, Ohio.
Tommy McDonald danced around the stage.
Paul Krouse and Anthony Munoz wept.
Mike Singletary and Dwight Stephenson rounded out this class.
The FBI is looking for 50-thousand pounds of ammonium nitrate missing from a storage bin in West Virginia.
That's 10 times the amount used to destroy the federal building in Oklahoma.
Ralph Iannotti has the story.
[SUPER=03-Bruceton Mills, WV; :14]
[SUPER=01-Bill Crowley/FBI; :21]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Iannotti/Reporting; :55]
[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/April 19, 1995; 1:08]
[OUT Q=CBS News]
Hundreds of armed officers and several K-9 teams continue their search for a suspected bomber.
The hunt for Eric Rudolph continued in the dense under growth of Cherokee County in North Carolina.
The search included the investigation of a watery cave. But no sign of Rudolph was found.
((A.D.FRAZIER/OLYMPIC GAMES SECURITY: FOR THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO CAME TO THE GAMES AND THOSE WHO WORKED AT THE GAMES GAMES
FINDING THIS PERSON WOULD FINALLY BE BRINGING AN END TO THAT WHICH HAS BOTHERED US EVER SINCE.))
[SUPER=01-A. D. Frazier/Atlanta Olympic Games Security;]
Rudolph is wanted in connection with the Olympic bombing and several abortion clinic blasts.
A Lovingston nursing home is being sued for half a million dollars.
Butch Thompson says his father, James Thompson, fell 15 times in just over a month.
Thompson's lawyer says the falls may have occurred because of broken or improperly secured locks on the wheels of his bed.
A lawyer for the Lovingston Health Care Center says the falls were the result of illnesses Thompson was suffering from when he came to the facility.
No trial date has been set.
A summer program in Southside Virginia is giving a few youngsters a chance to learn new skills and return to school a few steps ahead of their peers.
David Johnson explains.
[IN Q=25-year old]
[SUPER=01-Derick Custis/Student; :09]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :19]
[SUPER=01-Vickie Harris/Facilitator; :32]
[SUPER=01-Robert Prunty/Motivational Speaker; :56]
[OUT Q=N7, Henry County.]
(( 25-year old Derick Custis wants to get an education and avoid the
negative influences that have landed others in jail.
[IN Q=A LOT OF]
((DERICK CUSTIS/STUDENT; A LOT OF TIMES WHEN A YOUNG MAN DOESN'T HAVE THE DIRECTION HE NEEDS, HE LOSES MOTIVATION. AND THEN WE TURN THE OTHER WAY. INSTEAD OF POSITIVE, WE TURN NEGATIVE.))
[OUT Q=TURN NEGATIVE.]
Custis and several other teens are taking part in the area's "Summer Youth Employment Training Program".
It's a six week course that uses academics and role models to make positive, lasting impressions on the youngsters.
[IN Q=THE MALE]
((VICKIE HARRIS/FACILITATOR; THE MALE INVOLVEMENT WORKSHOP WE ARE TRYING TO DO TODAY IS TO SHOW A POSITIVE SIDE. TO GET AWAY FROM THE NEGATIVES. AND LET THESE YOUNG MEN KNOW THERE'S ANOTHER WAY OF DOING THINGS. THAT THERE IS ANOTHER WAY OF LIFE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY ARE SEEING ON THE STREETS AND SOME OF THE THINGS BEING DEPICTED ON TV. SO THE MAIN THING THEY WANT TO DO IS TO MAKE BOYS INTO BETTER MEN.))
[OUT Q=BETTER MEN.]
According to the program's motivational speaker, the key to success starts with education.
[IN Q=WE LOOK BACK]
((ROBERT PRUNTY/MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER; WE LOOK BACK IN HISTORY AND PEOPLE WERE FIGHTING JUST TO GET AN EDUCATION, JUST TO BE ABLE TO READ A BOOK. AND NOW WE HAVE FREE ACCESS TO READ A BOOK AND BE EDUCATED. IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT KNOWLEDGE. IT'S THERE.))
[OUT Q=IT'S THERE.]
Students work in class and also get hands-on experience working on home improvement and landscaping projects.
[IN Q=THEY GET PAID]
((HARRIS; THEY GET PAID FOR THEIR PART OF WHAT THEY'RE DOING. BUT THE MAIN THING, WE DON'T WANT TO JUST CONCENTRATE ON THE MONEY ASPECT. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE GETTING SOMETHING OUT OF THE ACTUAL PROJECT.))
[OUT Q=ACTUAL PROJECT.]
And the participants walk away with structured goals in mind.
[IN Q=CONTINUE MY]
((CUSTIS; CONTINUE MY EDUCATION. GO ON TO BE A PROFESSOR AT A UNIVERSITY SOMEWHERE. AND TO TAKE PART OF MY TIME AND GIVE IT BACK NOT ONLY TO MY SON BUT OTHER SONS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND IN OUR STATE.))
[OUT Q=OUR STATE.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE PROGRAM HAS GROWN FROM FIVE TO 15 CLASSES IN ITS FIRST TWO YEARS. THE FOCUS IS CONTINUING EDUCATION, PREPARING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR LIFE AFTER GRADUATION. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY.))
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There are five men in the U-S who are CERTIFIED to teach Kung Fu.
The nation's top master lives right here in the Roanoke Valley.
In this week's Virginia Profile, David Johnson chats with a man who has brought the Eastern art to the star city.
[WIPE, WIPE, WIPE][Va-Profile]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am Mornin']
[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE]
[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
[IN Q=It all started]
[SUPER=01-David White/Shao Lin Kung Fu Master; :07]
[SUPER=01-Alex Huynh/Student; 1:26]
[SUPER=01-Victoria Gardner/Student; 1:43]
[SUPER=03-"Enter The Dragon"/Universal Studios; 1:53]
[SUPER=03-"Lethal Weapon 4"/Dreamworks; 1:58]
[OUT Q=N7, Roanoke.]
(( It all started as a New Year's resolution in 1976.
[SOT=17:07:59 TAPE ONE]
[IN Q=I DECIDED THAT]
((DAVID WHITE/SHAO LIN KUNG FU MASTER; I DECIDED THAT I WANTED TO GET FIT AND GOING TO THE "Y" AND LIFTING WEIGHTS AND PLAYING BASKETBALL JUST DIDN'T ATTRACT ME. SO I THOUGHT I'D START THE MARTIAL ARTS INSTEAD.))
[OUT Q=MARTIAL ARTS INSTEAD.]
David White was 22 at the time.
Seven years later, he went to China for six months to learn from the true masters.
The construction superintendent says he wanted the 15-hundred year history behind Kung Fu in his background.
In 1987, he trained for another six months in China before being declared a master of the Shao Lin system.
He's one of more than a hundred people in America who own a Kung Fu school.
So what separates him from the crowd?
[SOT=17:10:36 - 17:10:52]
[IN Q=THE CERTIFICATE]
((WHITE; THE CERTIFICATE FOR ONE THING, FROM THE SHAO LIN TEMPLE. THE OTHER IS KNOWING THE TECHNIQUE.))
((KNOWING THE MATERIAL FROM RIGHT TO LEFT, FRONT TO BACK, BACK TO FRONT. THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN THE SHAO LIN SYSTEM.))
[OUT Q=SHAO LIN SYSTEM.]
In 22-years time, this sixth-degree black belt was the American Kung Fu grand champion from 1980 through 1985 and has mastered 36-weapons, including spears and swords.
But there's also a spiritual side to Kung Fu, which makes this "Sifu" different from others.
[IN Q=SIFU IN THE]
((WHITE; SIFU IN THE CHINESE WORD IS TEACHER, MASTER, FATHER, BROTHER.))
[OUT Q=FATHER, BROTHER.]
[SOT=17:44:59 - TAPE TWO]
[IN Q=HE IS A]
((ALEX HUYNH/STUDENT; HE IS A MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR, BUT HE PLAYS MORE OF A ROLE AS A FATHER TO THE SHAO LIN STUDENTS. HE TEACHES US TO TREAT EACH OTHER EQUALLY AND SHOWS US THE LOVE THAT A FATHER WOULD SHOW HIS CHILDREN.))
[OUT Q=SHOW HIS CHILDREN.]
[SOT=17:41:46 - TAPE TWO]
[IN Q=I CAME AND]
((VICTORIA GARDNER/STUDENT; I CAME AND I LIKED IT. SO I STARTED TAKING IT. NOW I'VE GOTTEN USED TO IT AND IT'S REAL FUN.))
[OUT Q=REAL FUN.]
The man recognized as the best martial artist was Bruce Lee.
Today's superstar expert is the villian of the latest Lethal Weapon sequel, Jet Lee.
How would Roanoke's expert size up a match between the two?
[IN Q=I WOULD SAY]
((WHITE; I WOULD SAY JET LEE WOULD DEFINITELY GIVE HIM A RUN FOR HIS MONEY.))
[OUT Q=FOR HIS MONEY.]
White could have been in movies himself.
But he chose family over fame, saying he's just as happy giving back to his community.
David Johnson, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[***No Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
NASA held a memorial service yesterday for Alan Shepard-- it's first astonaut.
Shepard made history on a fifteen minute, 116 mile flight.
He later walked on the moon and is remembered for hitting golf balls on the desolate lunar landscape.
Clifton Forge residents will get a chance to voice their opinions about reversion at an August Eleventh public meeting.
Reversion suporters recently gained control of city council and appointed a commitee to study the matter.
In 1994, an attempt to revert to town status failed.
Adam Fischer was diagnosed with Leukemia not long ago.
Community support continues to grow for the Foundation formed to help pay his medical expenses.
This weekend 43 of Adam's friend's raised more than 95-hundred dollars in a swim a thon and pledges are still coming in.
And that's what's making news on this Sunday August Second.
Basketball fans have enjoyed watching Dell Curry first as one of Virginia's best high school players in the early 80's, then in his days as a star for the Hokies and now in the NBA.
But one thing fans haven't seen is Dell Curry's name splashed across the front page with a scandal attached.
And there's a reason for that.
[IN Q=I think]
[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Rke. College Basketball Coach; :06]
[SUPER=01-Dell Curry/Charlotte Hornets Guard; :31]
[OUT Q=25 years ago]
Dell credits his wife, for keeping the family together during the very long NBA season.
Much of his time is spent on the road, but having his family to come home to has provided a sense of stability that's helped him excel on the court.
Dell's children often travel with him during his annual trip to Page Moir's summer basketball camp.
But this weekend Dell and his family are traveling to watch his oldest son perform on the diamond in the National AAU baseball tournament.
The Charlotte Hornets all-time leading scorer is a free agent and because of the NBA lockout has not been able to negotiate a contract with the Hornets or any other team.
So where Dell plays his 13th NBA season is still up in the air.
He's a war hero who never saw any real action--
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;]
But this weekend he invaded the Alamo City, along with thousands of fans.
G-I-Joe junkies gathered to hunt for the newest additions to their collections, everything from new equipement to new body parts.
And they're not cheap.
[IN Q=I'm thinking]
[OUT Q=in good shape.]