Next on News 7 at 5, an overturned tanker truck leaking fuel is causing problems in Roanoke County. We'll have a live report.
and authorities say it may take some time to discover what happened in the plane crash that killed golfer Payne Stewart and five other people yesterday.
Looking again for a chilly overnight reading followed by plenty of sun tomorrow. The typical October forecast is just ahead.
On health check --
Add some more tofu to your diet -- the government labels soy a heart disease prevention.
Plus -- the Journal of the American Medical Association is reporting an epidemic spreading throughout the United States.
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This is the scene on Route 604 tonight- a overturned tanker truck is leaking fuel- and backing up traffic.
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The crash happened just about two hours ago- at a busy East Roanoke County intersection.
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Kate Weidaw is at the scene at the corner of Route 460 and Cloverdale Road.
Kate- what happened?
(rollcue... the gasoline can cause.)
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Kate votes over :45 of tape
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Investigators aren't moving any of the wreckage where Payne Stewart's Lear Jet crashed yesterday.
They don't want to do anything that would destroy the evidence.
Drew Levinson has the latest from South Dakota.
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((INVESTIGATORS SAY THE LEAR JET WAS PRETTY MUCH VERTICAL WHEN IT SLAMMED INTO A FIELD IN SOUTH DAKOTA.
WITH MOST OF THE WRECKAGE WEDGED IN A TEN FOOT CRATER... OFFICIALS ARE
PROCEEDING WITH EXTREME CAUTION.
ROBERT FRANCIS/NTSB VICE-CHAIRMAN
"WE WANT TO MAKE VERY SURE THAT BEFORE WE START TOUCHING THINGS THAT WE
ARE CERTAIN THAT WE ARE NOT DESTROYING SOME EVIDENCE THAT WE COULD GET ELSEWHERE.
FRANCIS SAYS THAT WHILE THE PLANE BROKE INTO THOUSANDS OF PIECES, THERE
ARE SOME LARGE PARTS SCATTERED AROUND. HE'S HOPING THE PLANE'S COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER IS AMONG THE PIECES STILL INTACT... BUT SINCE THE PLANE FLEW PILOTLESS FOR SEVERAL HOURS... INVESTIGATORS CAUTION.. THE DEVICE
COULD BE OF LIMITED USEFULNESS.
THE COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER RUNS ON A CYCLE OF A HALF AN HOUR, SO GIVEN
WHAT HAPPENED DURING THIS FLIGHT, IT'S UNLIKELY WE'LL GET VOICE INFO
FROM THE CVR.
AND WHILE SOME AVIATION EXPERTS SPECULATE THE PLANE MAY HAVE SPRUNG A LEAK AT A VERY HIGH ALTITUDE, INVESTIGATORS SAY SUDDEN DECOMPRESSION IS
JUST ONE POSSIBLE CAUSES THEY ARE LOOKING AT.
IN HOUSTON, P-G-A GOLFERS ARE FACING A VERY EMOTIONAL WEEKEND AS THEY GO
FORWARD WITH THEIR PLANNED TOURNAMENT WITHOUT THEIR FRIEND AND COMPETITOR.. PAYNE STEWART.
TIGER WOODS/PGA GOLFER
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"Neighbor helping Neighbor" in a northeast Roanoke suburb today.
Two neighbors pulled a 16-year old from his burning house this morning after fire broke out in a bedroom.
The blaze started around 8- 30 at 261 Preston Avenue.
A neighbor and a passer- by ALSO helped battle the fire with a garden hose until fire crews arrived.
No word yet on the cause.
There was extensive smoke damage to the home, but no one was injured.
Fire officials say, without the neighbors' help, it could have been much worse.
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Two school buses taking children on an outing crashed in Indiana this morning.
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The school buses were stopped at a railroad crossing when a semi-trailer struck one bus sending it barreling into the other.
Dozens of people were injured- three seriously.
Most of the others were treated for bumps and bruises.
The 60 students- mostly special education students in high school- were on a field trip to the children's Museum in Indianapolis-
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Still to come on the newscast, Roanoke's acting city manager says he would like to keep his old job. We'll have the details next,
and performing was a family tradition but now one of the country's most prolific songwriters has died following a heart attack.
On Health check, a new study says obesity is a more serious problem than previously thought.
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and Patrick Evans takes a spirited tour in Salem.
Roanoke's Acting City Manager Jim Ritchie says he is looking forward to working with Darlene Burcham, city council's choice to succeed Bob Herbert.
Today, Ritchie said he plans to continue serving Roanoke as assistant city manager after she arrives.
Ritchie has worked for the city for over 24 years.
Though he was a candidate for the top position, Ritchie said he knows Burcham and is confident they will work well together.
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Ritchie declined comment on the public dispute that placed two of his supporters at odds with other members of city council, but Ritchie says he's glad council has completed the process.
Singer songwriter Hoyt Axton has passed away.
Axton died overnight- two weeks after he suffered a massive heart attack.
Some of his over 200 songs included Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World," "The No-No Song" recorded by Ringo Starr and Steppenwolf's "Pusher Man."
Axton also acted in several movies including "Gremlins."
Songwriting was a family trait. His mother Mae Axton co-wrote "Heartbreak Hotel" for Elvis Presley.
Hoyt Axton was 61 years old.
They're calling it the nation's largest Internet election.
Since it's still NOT legal to vote by computer, it is, of course, a mock election.
But some 10-thousand students in five localities across Virginia made history today-- filling out the same ballots their parents will see next Tuesday.
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((ELIZABETH JOHNSON/STUDENT VOTER: ESPECIALLY BECAUSE IT'S LOCAL ELECTIONS, I THINK THEY DON'T GET AS MUCH HYPE....WHAT AFFECTS US DIRECTLY.))
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((ERIC JONES/HENRICO CO. TEACHER: ONE PARTICULAR STUDENT SAID THAT VOTING ON THE INTERNET WAS GREAT...WEB SITES NOW.))
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System overload meant some students had to vote the old-fashioned way... filling out paper ballots by hand.
The mock election is the signature project of U-V-A's new Center of Governmental Studies.
Coming up next, with Halloween just a few days away, Patrick Evans is out trying to scare up a story tonight in Salem.
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The Salem Museum is getting into the Halloween spirit by offering up a spooky history lesson.
Patrick Evans comes to us from East Hill cemetery where he has conjured up the ghost of Andrew Lewis.
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Today in Sports, Mike Stevens will talk to one of the Hokie's toughest tacklers.
Next in health check --
Teen pregnancy is reaching record lows in the United States.
While a national health survey on obesity reveals figures reaching record highs.
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((THE NUMBER OF DEATHS ATTRIBUTABLE TO OBESITY IN THE UNITED STATES EACH YEAR WAS ON THE ORDER APPROXIMATELY OF 300-THOUSAND.))
A new collection of studies published this week by the Journal of the
American Medical Association says not only are Americans fatter than ever, but they're dying of obesity at an alarming rate.
Bobbi Harley has the story.
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(( THEY'VE ALREADY TOLD US THAT WE'RE FATTER THAN EVER, WE EAT TOO MUCH
AND DON'T EXERCISE ENOUGH. AND NOW THE NEWS GETS EVEN WORSE.
FOR THE FIRST TIME -- EXPERTS HAVE COUNTED EXACTLY HOW MANY OF US ARE
DYING EACH YEAR -- ALL BECAUSE WE'RE OVERWEIGHT.
SOT - DAVID ALLISON, Ph.D./ST. LUKE'S-ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL - 30:24 The
number of deaths associated with obesity in the United States each year
was on the order of approximately three hundred thousand.
STANDUP - BOBBI HARLEY/NEW YORK - 50:29 - It's been no secret to medical
experts that too much weight can cause health problems, but now they
know for a fact, obesity is a major American killer.
AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S NOT GETTING ANY BETTER.
IN 1991, TWELVE PERCENT OF ALL AMERICANS WERE OBESE - THAT'S MEANS
WEIGHING IN AT MORE THAN THIRTY PERCENT OVER YOUR IDEAL WEIGHT. BY
1998, THAT NUMBER JUMPED TO ALMOST EIGHTEEN PERCENT.
NATALIE SCHUTTER KNOWS THE NUMBERS ALL TOO WELL - SHE'S STRUGGLED
WITH THEM ALMOST ALL HER LIFE.
SOT - NATALIE SCHUTTER/PATIENT - 41:34 - It's a big issue for me I mean
this could kill me and I really think it's a health issue it's not
something I choose to be like.
IT'S SUCH A BIG ISSUE THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL
ASSOCIATION HAS DEVOTED ITSELF TO AMERICA'S WEIGHT PROBLEM AND AT LEAST
ONE OF THE STUDY'S AUTHORS WANTS SOMEONE ELSE TO TAKE NOTICE.
SOT - DAVID ALLISON,Ph.D/ST. LUKE'S-ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL - 33:26 - Policy
makers and regulators - people who will say we need to prioritize our
needs within society and this points out where obesity falls in those
ACCORDING TO HIS NUMBERS -- THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DEATHS EACH YEAR -
PUTS THIS ONE NEAR THE TOP.
BH, CBS NEWS, NY))
Fewer teenage girls are having children.
The latest government figures show the teen birth rate hit a 40 year low last year.
The decrease is attributed to fewer teens having sex and to more reliable forms of birth control.
Experts also cite the increased use of condoms due to the fear of the AIDS virus.
The Food and Drug Administration says eating soy can protect your heart.
Soy based products now carry labels that say they lower the risk of heart disease.
The labels are similar to the ones that highlight the cholesterol lowering effects of oat products.
Researchers say eating 25 grams of soy protein a day will significantly lower cholesterol levels.
Foods containing at least 25 percent will qualify for the new labels.
Soy products include tofu, soy milk, soy bean based meat alternatives and some baked goods.
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The Hokies are becoming a hit nationwide with their high scoring and hard hitting players.
Tonight Mike Stevens checks in from Blacksburg with the hardest hitter of them all.
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Finally today, a new recliner is a dream come true for armchair quarterbacks.
The people at Lazy Boy built their latest model with a thirsty sports fan in mind.
The Oasis comes with a real electric cooler in the arm. It holds up to six 12 ounce cans, thus eliminating the need to get up during commercial breaks.
If that is not enough, it also comes with a phone to order pizza.
And if the game gets too stressful, the Oasis comes with a remote controlled heated massage unit.
The chair starts at about 900 dollars.
The people at Lazy Boy say they always heard there were only two reasons to get out of one of their recliners.
With this chair, they say they eliminated one of them.