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The devastaton is widespread in Florida- after tornadoes touch down
Cloning much closer to home- a cloned calf is born at at Virginia Tech.
Another wet weather system pulls away but will dust the mountains with snow
tonight and will cause strong northwest winds. Details just ahead.Video-Open
((THIS IS REALLY A STATE OF DISASTER HERE.))
OUT Q=OF DISASTER HERE.
Deadly tornadoes rip through Central Florida.
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
It is the deadliest day of tornados in Florida's history- At least 38 people
are dead- and dozens more are missing-
The twisters hit in the middle of the night- not far from Disney World.
Drew Levinson is in Florida with the latest.
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OUT Q=South Florida
((They hit at perhaps the most "susceptible" of times...in the dead of night--
while most of central florida slept.
...tornadoes... created by the mother of all weather phenomena... el nino...
with winds of more 2-hundred miles per hour, there was almost no chance to run
and hide. The twisters tossed cars and tractor trailers as if they were
toys... and then decimated almost everything in their path regardless of
weight and size.
RESIDENTS: I'VE SEEN BAD STORMS BUT, TO SEE SOMETHING LIKE THAT IN THE DARK--
In one community ... it was hard to tell where one home began and the other
ended... in a few short minutes they were all one- a pile of twisted steel
and splintered lumber.
RESIDENT: I WOKE UP AND THE WHOLE CEILING HAD COLLAPSED ON US... ALL THAT
Others were not as fortunate. Dozens of people are still missing and
feared among the growing number of dead. rescue workers have been out since the
early morning hours listening for cries of help and using infrared
heat-sensing tracking scopes to locate trapped victims.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH FLORIDA.))
Live=Drew Levinson Full/CBS Newspath
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The United Nations deal with Iraq is a go.
President Clinton gives it a thumbs up late this afternoon.
But the President says Iraq must keep its word- by allowing immediate
unrestricted access to all suspected weapons sites.
((I HOPE TODAY'S AGREEMENT WILL PROVE TO BE THE STEP FOWARD WE ARE WAITING FOR,
BUT THE PROOF IS IN THE TESTING.))
OUT Q=proof is in the testing.
U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan reached the agreement with Iraqi officials
during weekend meetings.
Meanwhile U-S forces will remain at a high level of preparation in the Gulf
The company that cloned "Dolly" the sheep is keeping students and faculty at
Virginia Tech busy.
Last Monday-- a calf cloned by the Scottish based company was born at the
university's vet school.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us from our Blacksburg newsroom with video taken just
a couple of hours ago.
Jean, the 98- pound Holstein is one of the world's first cloned calves.
His name is Mr. Jefferson-- and as you might imagine--
All eyes are beginning to focus on this latest example of what modern
technology is capable of producing.
IN Q=He was born
SUPER=01-Dr. Dee Whittier/Vet School Associate Prof.; :00
SUPER=01-Will Eyestone/PPL Therapeutics, Inc.; :34
OUT Q=bovine fetus.
IN Q=He was
((DR. DEE WHITTIER/VETERINARY SCHOOL ASSOCIATE PROF.: HE WAS BORN
APPROXIMATELY 10:30 AND HE WAS VERY VIGOROUS RIGHT AWAY, HE WAS ACTUALLY
STANDING UP WITHIN ABOUT A HALF HOUR OF BEING DELIVERED. ))
OUT Q=being delivered.
Dr. Dee Whittier is one of the Virginia Tech professors caring for the 98-
pound Holstein known as Mr. Jefferson-- in honor of the nation's third
After all- the holstein was born last Monday on President's Day.
The animal was cloned by P-P-L Therapeutics-- using a technique similar to
that used to clone "Dolly" the sheep.
It's called somatic cell nuclear transfer.
IN Q=Simply put
((WILL EYESTONE/PPL THERAPEUTICS, INC.: SIMPLY PUT-- ALL THAT MEANS IS THAT WE
TOOK AN EGG FROM A COW, WE REMOVED THE CHROMOSOMES OR THE NUCLEUS FROM THAT EGG
AND REPLACED THOSE CHROMOSOMES WITH THOSE OF ANOTHER CELL, IN THIS CASE, THE
CELL WAS DERIVED FROM A BOVINE FETUS. ))
OUT Q=bovine fetus.
(Teresa-- ad lib about the company doing this for pharmaceutical reasons.)
Double Boxes=Jean and Teresa/Microwave
(Teresa-- what became of the calf's mother?)
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The Supreme Court weighs in on the Lake Gaston pipeline dispute. We'll have
that story for you straight ahead--
Also, jet skiiers on Smith Mountain Lake--are they just having fun or are
they a legal nuisance?
In health news, U-V-A doctors help to pioneer the still-rare cord blood
transplant. We'll meet a young leukemia patient undergoing the treatment.
Local artists are in the spotlight in the New River Valley.
And time is running out to see one exhibit--Patrick Evans will tell us all
about it, coming up on News 7 at Five.
Comm Break#1 5-Megan's-Law
GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court
Megan's Law will stay on the books in New Jersey.
The Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to the law, which
requires authorities to tell communities the whereabouts of convicted sex
It's been adopted by 36 other states.
Lawyers for sex offenders had argued that the notification
measure violates the Fifth Amendment's protection against being
punished twice for the same crime.
Megan's Law is named for Megan Kanka. She's the seven-year-old
girl who was raped and murdered in 1994 by a twice-convicted sex
offender who lived across the street from her home.
The water's been running through it for months.
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But now the U-S Supreme Court has weighed in on the Lake Gaston pipeline
Without comment today, the court rejected the last appeal against the
Southside Virginia and North Carolina fought the pipeline for more than a
Virginia Beach citizens started getting the water last fall.
Jet skiiers may be in for a calmer kind of summer if new bills ride out the
General Assembly session.
SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake/File Tape;
The lawmakers are considering a proposal that would make nuisance behavior
a Class-One misdemeanor, with a possible jail sentence.
But the bill applies ONLY to jet-skiiers.
IN Q=A public nuisance
((MARK WILKINSON/JET-SKIIER: A PUBLIC NUISANCE? SHOULD A PUBLIC NUISANCE BE
ELEVATED TO SOMETHING JUST SHORT OF A FELONY? IT MAKES FOR A REAL AMBIGUOUS
OUT Q=real ambiguous law
Jet-skiiers say these bills restrict boaters' freedom and will keep people
away from the lake.
But the Smith Mountain Lake Association says the laws are necessary for
IN Q=None of us
((JIM SPITZ/SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE ASSOCIATION: NONE OF US REALLY HAVE RIGHTS.
BOATERS SAY WE HAVE RIGHTS. PEOPLE SAY WE HAVE RIGHTS. I WOULD SUGGEST WE
SUPER=01-Jim Spitz/Smith Mountain Lake Assoc.;
OUT Q=we have responsibilities
Other bills before the General Assembly would require that anyone renting
jet-skis take a training course, and that marinas carry hefty liability
insurance for jet-skiiers.
The New River Valley is home to a number of talented artists, and their work
is currently on display. Patrick Evans will tell us more, when News 7 at Five
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Local and regional artist have their work on display in the New River
Valley, but one particular show only has a few days left, so Patrick Evans went
to Pulaski to tell us more.
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health music under
Classroom field trips go hi-tech--
that story is still to come on News 7 at Five, along with the Two Minute
In tonight's health check report --
Placental cord blood can be substituted for donated marrow to treat patients
with blood disorders and certain cancers.
Doctors at the University of Virginia Hospital are breaking new ground with the
They say it's a better transplant method for patients with serious diseases
IN Q=The advantages
((DR. PEDRO DE ALARCON/CHIEF OF HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY:THE ADVANTAGES OF CORD
BLOOD IS THAT IT IS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY AND MANY PATIENTS THAT WE WANT TO DO
A TRANSPLANT IS BECAUSE THEY HAVE A VERY SERIOUS DISEASE THAT IS PROGRESSING
VERY RAPIDLY AND WE NEED TO MOVE QUICKLY.))
OUT Q=move quickly.
Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry.
We're pickin' a story for six.
Chris Jones is an experienced Nashville musician who has played guitar since
his early teens.
But he's also part of a new generation, bringing bluegrass to new audiences.
IN Q=Two lane highway
((TWO LANE HIGHWAY CAN CURE THE BLUES. IT'S ALWAYS A ROUND TRIP BACK TO YOU.))
OUT Q=a trip back to you.
We'll hear more from Chris Jones tonight, as Joe Dashiell begins a series on
the surprising popularity of bluegrass,
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and the local ties to this national phenomenon.5-Cord-Blood
Just a few years ago when a woman gave birth, the placenta and umbilical cord
were discarded --
Today blood taken from the umbilical cords of newborns can treat leukemia and
other blood disorders.
The University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville is one of the
only centers nationwide performing the fairly new technique and U-V-A, in
collaboration with Duke University, is one of the few facilities that is using
it frequently for transplants.
IN Q=It was suggested
SUPER=07-Karen Jargowsky; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Pedro De Alarcon/Chief of Hematology-Oncology; :23 QUICK!!!
OUT Q=wonderful person.
IN Q=It was
((KAREN JARGOWSKY:IT WAS SUGGESTED TO ME AS THE BEST ROUTE OF THERAPY FROM THIS
POINT, SO I WENT ALONG WITH IT, IT SEEMED LIKE THE FASTEST MOST LOGICAL THING
OUT Q=thing to do.
Karen has acute myeloid leukemia.
She was diagnosed just after her senior prom at Lord Botetourt High School.
At first chemotherapy put her in remission...but her cancer came back very
quickly and threatened her life.
IN Q=We needed
((DR. PEDRO DE ALARCON/CHIEF OF HEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY:WE NEEDED TO MAKE A
DECISION ON KAREN IN A MATTER OF TWO WEEKS.))
OUT Q=two weeks
The decision was to attempt a transplant--but it usually takes between six
weeks to six months to find a matching bone marrow donor.
The time factor made a cord blood transplant her only choice--but the
procedures leading up to it take a toll.
IN Q=I went through
((KAREN JARGOWSKY:I WENT THROUGH 5 TOTAL ROUNDS OF CHEMO LAST SUMMER AND FALL
ON MY ORIGINAL PROTOCOL AND THEN RELAPSED SHORTLY BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND I HAD
THREE ROUNDS OF CHEMO FOLLOWING THAT TOTAL LEADING UP TO THIS WEEK WHEN I HAD
FIVE DAYS OF RADIATION AND THREE MORE DAYS OF CHEMOTHERAPY.))
IN Q=The goal
((TONYA FLORY:THE GOAL OF THE INTENSE RADIATION IS TO KILL TUMOR CELLS AND
SUPPRESS KARENS' OWN BONE MARROW SO SHE WOULDN'T REJECT THE DONOR CELLS.))
OUT Q=donor cells.
Karen's donated blood was brought to U-V-A from a cord blood bank in New York
where it's frozen.
The next step is washing the blood in a laminar air flow unit to ensure it
Then a cell counts is done to tell the doctor how many cells per kilogram of
blood the patient is getting during the transfusion.
The process is fairly simple from there, the placenta and cord blood is
infused into her central line which goes into one of her main veins.
One clinical advantage is the blood is plentiful, but there are disadvantages
because the amount of blood is limited for a larger patient.
IN Q=It happens that
((DR. PEDRO DE ALARCON/CHIEF OF HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY:IT HAPPENS THAT FOR KAREN
WE FOUND A VERY LARGE UNIT THAT GIVES US PLENTY OF CELLS FOR HER, BUT WE WERE
LUCKY IN THAT SENSE.))
OUT Q=in that sense.
While she recovers Karen is given her medication and fed mostly through the
IN Q=I'm getting
((I'M GETTING NUTRITION, IT IS NICE TO EAT THOUGH WHEN I CAN. IT MAKES IT FEEL
A LITTLE MORE HUMAN.))
OUT Q=little more human.
An she isn't taking much of a break while she heals, this semester she's
working on an independent study with one of her U-V-A professors.
IN Q=And I have a
((AND I HAVE A COMPUTER SET UP WITH E-MAIL, SO I CAN KEEP MYSELF ENTERTAINED.))
IN Q=She's such a mature
((DR. PEDRO DE ALARCON/CHIEF OF HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY:SHE'S SUCH A MATURE YOUNG
WOMAN AND SUCH A TERRIFIC UVA STUDENT SHE FINISHED HER FIRST SEMESTER IN
COLLEGE AND DID WONDERFULLY WITH STRAIGHT A'S. SHE'S JUST A WONDERFUL PERSON.))
OUT Q=wonderful person.))
Even though her smile and inspiration will be missed by her doctors, they all
hope she'll be out of the hospital room and back in a dorm room next semester.
It will be a few months before doctors know if the cord blood transplant was
In sports, the Redskins get one of the N-F-L's best defensive players--
and one of the League's top running backs was back in the area yesterday.
Mike Stevens has more in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
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Football leads the way tonight in the ticker and for good reason.
The Washington Redskins, who have struggled all through the Norv Turner era
on defense took a gargantuan step today to shore up their front line by signing
free agent Dana Stubblefield to a 6 year $36 million dollar deal.
IN Q="It's a thrill
((DANA STUBBLEFIELD/SIGNS WITH REDSKINS:))
SUPER=01-Dana Stubblefield/Signs With Redskins; :00
OUT Q=...FAMILY NOW."
Stubblefield was the NFL's player of the year last season recording 15 sacks
for the 49ers.
He says former Redskin Charles Mann helped him make the decision.
IN Q="When I...
OUT Q=...a great guy."
Again his new deal is worth $36 million bucks over six years.S5-Warren
Chris Warren has been called a franchise player.
He's played in the N-F-L Pro Bowl.
And yesterday he came back to his old college stomping grounds to have his
jersey retired at Ferrum.
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In the NFL, he's one of only 14 players to string together four straight
thousand yard seasons.
And he holds many franchise records with the Seattle Seahawks.
Warren epitomizes the small college success story.
IN Q=I THINK IT
((CHRIS WARREN/FERRUM JERSEY RETIRED: I THINK IT HAS TO DO WITH THE PEOPLE
YOU'RE SURROUNDED BY. THINGS YOU'RE TAUGHT THAT PREPARE YOU FOR THE FUTURE. AT
FERRUM THE CLASSES ARE SMALL AND INDIVIDUALIZED AND OF COURSE I WAS SHOWCASED
ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD.))
SUPER=01-Chris Warren/Ferrum Jersey Retired;
OUT Q=ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD.
At six Chris tells us he wants to come back home to finish his career in
Washington or Baltimore.
The Salem Civic Center is set to play host to the Old Dominion Athletic
Conference's men's championship tonight.
Yesterday in the semi-finals Hampden-Sydney hammered Roanoke College 85-to-67
and Randolph Macon beat Virginia Wesleyan 65-to-59.
The Tigers and Yellow Jackets meet tonight at seven. We'll have the
highlights for you at 11.
Coming up at six, Steve Mason with the first of his two part series on UVa
senior guard Curtis Staples.
Have a safe night everybody.
take a break5-Virtual-Field
More than 400 educators from across the state were in Roanoke today to see
how they can bring technology into their classrooms.
Virginia Tech's Institute for Connecting Science Research to the Classroom
strives for just that--
Translating advanced research for use in Virginia's public schools.
IN Q=We connect
((JOY COLBERT/COORDINATOR: WE CONNECT TEACHERS WITH THESE SCIENTISTS AND HAVE
THEM WORKING TOGETHER TO HAVE THEM TO PUT TOGETHER ACTIVITIES THAT STUDENTS
WILL BE ABLE TO USE IN THE CLASSROOM.))
OUT Q=the classroom
These activities will be transmitted in a variety of ways.
(-------------) By the computer, distance education and even on- site visits.