Straight ahead on News 7 at Five-
It looks like a ghost town in Grand Forks, North Dakota- as flooding forces
more people out.
And they're pounding the pavement in Danville for better pay at Goodyear
Over the next few days, showers will move in and out of the forecast. The
latest rainfall reports just ahead.
On Health Check-- it's all a part of getting older.
We'll highlight presbyopia, producing some changes in our eyesight.
Plus, two registered dieticians in Roanoke are offering a new tool for good
More people are fleeing as the flood waters rise in Grand Forks, North
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Get out now with whatever you can carry.
That's the word from one Congressman for people who live north of Grand
Forks along the Red River.
Jonathan Freed has more from North Dakota where three quarters of the
residents have already been forced out.
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IN Q=NAT SOUND
SUPER=03-Grand Forks, ND;
SUPER=01-Tony Faust/Grand Forks Resident;
SUPER=01-Byron Sieber/Grand Forks Police;
SUPER=01-Pat Owen/Grand Forks Mayor;
Here's life in Grand Forks...grab a boat and check out your property...and if
you can't find a boat...
I THINK IT'S TOO DEEP...
...the emotion of the day is frustration.
TONY FAUST/GRAND FORKS RESIDENT: IT HASN'T HIT ME YET...
Fire has also taken its toll...three city blocks burned...a dozen
buildings...the floodwaters prevented firefighters from putting the flames out
Most of Grand Forks has been evacuated...feeling like a ghost town.
BYRON SIEBER, GRAND FORKS POLICE(LOCATOR: GRAND FORKS, ND)
I SAW A COUPLE OF PEOPLE ON JET SKIS...BUT NO SIGN OF LIFE.
This Air Force Base is now a shelter...despite the stress, people are pushing
MAYOR PAT OWEN, GRAND FORKS, THESE PEOPLE...EVEN THOUGH CRAMPED
QUARTERS...SPIRITS HIGH...LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING HOME.
Still, the Red Cross is arranging mental health counselling..
SUPER=22-Grand Forks, ND;
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The Air Force is hoping to get ground crews to an area where they think a
missing warplane crashed-
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but so far high winds and snow are holding things up.
A special helicopter needed to drop a crew to the site has been delayed
because of the weather.
It's believed pieces of metal spotted by air yesterday are from the A-Ten
((MAJ. GENERAL NELS RUNNING/UNITED STATES AIR FORCE: IT IS OUR COLLECTIVE
JUDGEMENT THAT WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IS LIKELY TO BE AN A-10 AIRCRAFT.))
SUPER=01-Maj. General Nels Running/United States Air Force;
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The plane disappeared April second during a training flight.
Workers continue picketing outside one of Danville's largest employers.
Union employees at Goodyear Tire and Rubber went on strike over the
weekend-- along with workers in six other states.
Goodyear and the United Steelworkers union resumed talks today in
Contract problems include pay and benefits.
Right now, the average Goodyear production worker makes about 18 dollars an
The Danville plant employs nearly two thousand people.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
After only a couple months on the job, the head of the Virginia department
of Juvenile Justice calls it quits.
Later on NEWS-7 at FIVE- Welcome home the awarding winning William Fleming
Band...the members returned from an All-American weekend in Disney World.
On Health Check, just how much do you know about the mandatory food labels?
Maybe not as much as you thought-- they can be complicated.
A huge name in the opera world is on the campus of Roanoke College....
Patrick Evans goes one on one with Jerry Hadley when we come back.
Two brothers from Tennessee are charged with attempted armed robbery, for
threatening to blow up a Roanoke County supermarket.
A state trooper stopped Donnie and Leo Davis Friday night in Smyth County.
Their car matched one seen leaving the Hollins Kroger store, after a man who
said he had a bomb demanded money from the manager Friday.
The store was evacuated; no bomb ever turned up.
Virginia's director of the Department of Juvenile Justice has stepped down
after only two months on the job.
Former judge Marvin Garner says his leadership was undermined by George
Allen's Secretary for Public Safety.
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In his letter of resignation, Garner wrote that Secretary Trish West refused
to yield day-to-day control of the department she used to head.
Adding West told Garner's staff she would remain "the control person" for
the troubled department.
A spokesman for the Governor says Allen's NOT bothered by the
IN Q=The anchor
((KEN STROUPE/GOVERNOR'S SPOKESMAN: THE ANCHOR THAT WE HAVE IS THAT SECRETARY
WEST WAS THE DIRECTOR OF THAT AGENCY BEFORE SHE BECAME SECRETARY. SO WE'LL
HAVE HER LEADERSHIP AND HER GUIDANCE.))
SUPER=01-Ken Stroupe/Governor's Spokesman;
OUT Q=her guidance.
Garner also says the staff overseeing seven juvenile correctional facilities
around the state is "moderately to severely overloaded with work."
Roanokers may get a small break on the real estate tax rate, but other fees
may be on the rise in the next city budget.
This afternoon, city manager Bob Herbert presented a 161- million dollar
spending plan to council.
That represents a five and half percent increase over the current budget.
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((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: MAYOR, COUNCIL I THINK THIS IS A GOOD
BUDGET FOR THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE. IT ALLOWS US TO MAINTAIN SERVICES. IT MAKES
IMPROVEMENTS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND IT MOVES US FORWARD IN A PROGRESSIVE
OUT Q=progressive manner.
The budget calls for a one- cent reduction in the real estate tax rate, but
it also includes a monthly increase of 46 cents in the E-911 surcharge on phone
bills, and the possibility of a new tax on cellular phone service.
groovy music UNDER
The world's major opera companies want him-- composers write new pieces
especially for him...and right now he's tuning up in Salem.
(patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
One of Opera's most sought after tenors spent the day in Salem preparing
for a concert tomorrow evening.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us with special guest Jerry Hadley, who has been
teaching a Master Class at Roanoke College today.
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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health music under
The one-hundred-first running of the Boston Marathon is in the history
books...details in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
On Health Check-- our changing vision.
It's a normal part of aging--
Coming up, a report on the condition Presbyopia.
IN Q=It's a gradual
((ROCKY DALEO: IT'S A GRADUAL OCCURRENCE BUT THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU REALIZE
YOU'RE NOT FOCUSING.. THEN AT AN ANNUAL CHECK-UP, HE PUTS THE READING GLASSES
ON, YOU CAN SEE A LOT BETTER.))
OUT Q=a lot better.
health bump next
I'm Keith Humphry-- tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX....
The water and sewer dispute between the town of Rocky Mount and Franklin
County may have cost that area its Economic Development Director.
Gregory Cross has resigned after just three and a half months on the job.
Plus-- Richmond City Council is meeting with lawyers at this hour...
deciding whether it should offer shock rock band Marilyn Manson cash NOT to
play at the Richmond Coliseum.
The city has been trying to cancel a contract for the band to play in May.
double boxes Jean/Keith
Join me for these stories and more news at six o'clock.
Thanks Keith-- we'll tune in...
It's a fact. As we get older, things close-up get harder to see.
It's not a disease-- just a normal part of aging-- a condition is called
Many people begin to notice subtle changes, around the age of 40.
IN Q=Everyone gets
((DR. DAVID RITTERBAND/NY EYE & EAR INFIRMARY: EVERYONE GETS IT. IT'S PART OF
AGING. IT'S INEVITABLE. SOME PEOPLE GET IT A LITTLE EARLIER. NEARSIGHTED
PEOPLE TEND TO GET IT A LITTLE LATER THAN FARSIGHTED PEOPLE WHO GET IT A LITTLE
SUPER=01-Dr. David Ritterband/NY Eye & Ear Infirmary; :
OUT Q=a little earlier.
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Presbyopia occurs as a small muscle inside the eye slowly weakens.
The muscle makes the lens of the eye work like a magnifying glass. It
actually gets fatter which brings things close-up into focus.
But as we age so does this muscle.
The lens can't change shape as easily, and we need reading glasses to do it
for us-- not always so easy to accept.
IN Q=It's a bit
((NANCY RYAN/PRESBYOPIA: IT'S A BIT OF AN ASSAULT ON YOUR SENSE OF VANITY.
EVERYBODY THINKS THEIR GONNA BE THE ONE WHO DOESN'T HAVE TO GROW OLD.))
SUPER=01-Nancy Ryan/Presbyopia Patient; :
OUT Q=grow old.
One of the first signs of presbyopia is the need to hold things farther and
farther away from you face in order to make it out.
Other signs are eye fatigue and achiness over the brow.
Presbyopia affects men and women equally but it may take men longer to
admit it's happening.
Men on average will wait seven years before they'll seek help for
There may be a cheaper way for many patients to get the benefit of blood
A new study in the journal Circulation finds a drug that's been around for
more than 50 years performs just as well as newer drugs.
The drug called Hydro-chloro-thiazide was phased out in the sixties because
of side effects-- but the study shows low doses of the drug work well without
causing the same side effects.
The cost is about a- dollar per month compared to other medications which
ranging from 30 to 70 dollars a monthly.
A new business in Roanoke is banking on the need for improvement in many of
Two registered dieticians are forming "The Nutrition Resource"-- a company
aimed at promoting better nutrition and education among the private and
One key will be a custom-designed approach to eating.
IN Q=Even a diabetic
SUPER=01-Audrey Burt/Registered Dietitian; :00
SUPER=01-Kim Ellis/Registered Dietitian; :19
OUT Q=what you're seeing.
IN Q=Even a diabetic
((AUDREY BURT/REGISTERED DIETITIAN:EVEN A DIABETIC, FOR INSTANCES, WE ALL HAVE
OUR LIKES AND DISLIKES SOME PEOPLE EAT A SMALL BREAKFAST AT 10 OR A BIG
BREAKFAST AT 8, THE KEY TO BEING SUCCESSFUL IN PREVENTION OF DISEASE OR
COMPLIANCE WITH DIET IS AN INDIVIDUALIZED APPROACH.))
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IN Q=The very
((KIM ELLIS/REGISTERED DIETITIAN: THE VERY MINUTE THAT WE SAY YOU CAN'T HAVE
THAT IS THE VERY MINUTE THAT YOU WANT IT. SO I THINK THAT PROVIDING INDIVIDUAL
COUNSELING YOU HAVE THAT FLEXIBILITY IN WORKING WITH THAT CLIENT, AND FINDING
THINGS THAT THEY CAN LIVE WITH AND CAN ADJUST TO.))
OUT Q=adjust to.
Audrey Burt and Kim Ellis also say they can help employers cut their
insurance premiums-- all the while promoting a healthier work environment.
IN Q=Employees have
((KIM ELLIS: EMPLOYEES HAVE LESS LOSS OF TIME FROM WORK IF THEY ARE HEALTHY. WE
CAN HELP THEM WITH THEIR CHOLESTEROL, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, THINGS LIKE THAT. ))
OUT Q=like that.
Burt and Ellis do have sympathy for those who must constantly eat on the
run-- but there are fast food items out there that are lower in fat, calories
and sodium-- you just have to chose carefully.
Also, make sure you really understand what you're reading.
Those food labels can be complicated.
IN Q= We have a lot
((AUDREY BURT: WE HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION OUT THERE,A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF
CONFLICTING INFORMATION-- BUT NOT A LOT OF HANDS ON APPROACH OR INFORMATION AT
THE POINT OF PURCHASE, SEE THE FOOD LABEL, COMPREHEND IT, UNDERSTAND IT AND
MAKE A WISE CHOICE ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE SEEING.))
OUT Q=what you're seeing.
Take for example the category on the labels for recommended daily values.
Apparently, many people don't realize it's always based on a two-thousand
calorie a day diet....so, if you're eating more than that a day, you'll need
more fat, fiber, etc....and the reverse holds true, if you're eating fewer than
two-thousand calories a day.
Time now for sports-- and most of the runners in today's Boston Marathon have
crossed the finish line...
Here's Mike with a look at some of the front runners in the Two Minute
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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the Two minute sports ticker on this wet
You know yesterday we were talking about auto racing at Martinsville, and
tonight we'll continue that theme with some road racing in Boston.
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This of the human variety as the Boston Marathon took over the streets of the
city today for 101st running of one of the most prestigious races in the world.
Not surprisingly a Kenyan would again capture the men's championship as
Lameck Aguta pulled away in the final mile to beat countryman Joseph Kamow with
a time of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 33 seconds. He's the 7th straight Kenyan to
win the title.
On the women's front Ethiopia's Fati-ma Roba the reigning olympic champion in
the marathon won in two hours 26 minutes and 24 seconds.
Louise Sauvage won the wheelchair division, when some bad luck caught up with
seven time defending champ Jean DRiscoll.
One of her wheels got caught in a trolley track forcing her to finish back in
Major League Baseball matinees madness was in full swing today in both
the American and National league. Lets start in Boston
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where the Red Sox would taste sweet revenge after yesterday's 11-1
thrashing at the hands of the Orioles by beating the Birds 4-2 on Patriots Day.
Wil Cordero highlighted a three run fourth with a two run homer off Scott
Aaron Sele would get the win. He improves to 3 and OH
after scattering 5 hits and allowing just one run in 6 and two/thirds innings.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/Phillies vs. Pirates;
To the NL. Philadelphia hammered Pittsburgh 10-2 today. The Phillies
opened with a four run first thanks in part to Mike Lieberthal's three run
dinger to dead centerfield; his fifth of the season.
Curt Schilling did the rest from the hill as the Phillies down the
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Cubs vs. Mets;
And the Chicago Cubs won their second game of the season!!!! Chicago
topped the New York Mets 6-4. Scott Servais doubled in two runs with this shot
that hits the third base bag and trickles into left in the top of the 4th.
Then, The mets Butch Huskey connects on a two bagger that plates two runs,
but the Cubs go on to win this one 6-4. Chicago is now 2 and 14 on the season.
SS=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Coming up tonight at six, we'll recap all of yesterday's action at
Martinsville in the Goody's 500.
Plus, we'll head out to San Francisco and check in with former Virginia Tech
quarterback Jim Druckenmiller, as he begins to settle in out in the bay area.
Jean will have more News 7 at 5 right after this. Take care everybody.
take a break
The William Fleming high school band took a trip to Disney World over the
And members came back this morning with more than souvenirs and tans.
The band took part in the All American Music Festival at the Florida resort
over the weekend.
And the band won first place in its division.
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((JOHN WRIGHT/BAND DIRECTOR: I DON'T KNOW HOW FAR IN FRONT WE WERE FROM THE
OTHER PEOPLE BUT WE BROUGHT THE TROPHY HOME, I GUESS THAT'S WHAT MATTERS. THE
KIDS WERE VERY EXCITED. THIS IS THE FIRST TROPHY OF THIS MAGNITUDE THE SCHOOLS
HAS WON WITH THE BAND PROBABLY SINCE THE MIDDLE SIXTIES.))
SUPER=01-John Wright/Band Director
OUT Q=middle sixties.
Some 25 schools from 15 states competed in the festival.
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--
Join Connie Stevens for the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7
Primetime-- tonight at 10 on WEFC.
have a nice weekend, Goodnight