Up next on News 7 at five-
A U-S soldier is shot in Bosnia.
Lightning strikes twice- hitting a U-S Air plane headed for Roanoke and an
Plus Tom Cruise to the rescue. We'll tell you about his good deed.
A bumpy Friday will settle a bit Saturday but then more rain is on the way.
Ahead on Health Check--how efficient are pre-natal monitors?
And we'll find more out about doulas (DOOLAHS) making it easier on families
adjusting to a new life with baby.
A U-S soldier is shot and wounded in Bosnia.
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The Army specialist from Washington State was on roving guard in Tuzla
when he was shot in the shoulder.
He saw a figure in the brush and decided to investigate.
((SHAWN AUSTIN/U.S. ARMY: I WAS UST GETTING READY TO TURN AROUND AND HEAD BACK
WHEN I HEARD A SOUND AND I TURNED AROUND AND SAW A FIGURE COME UP FROM BEHIND
LIKE A BIG PILE OF TRASH AND I SAW A FLASH. AND I WAS HIT AND WENT DOWN.))
SUPER=01-Shawn Austin/U.S. Army;
OUT Q=hit and went down."
The person was a civilian in dark jeans and a white top.
Austin returned fire as the man fled.
An Army spokesman says the intruder was trying to break through the wire
around the U-S base.
England is mourning the loss of 16 students and their teacher.
They were killed by a gunman in Scotland Wednesday.
Queen Elizabeth today publically expressed her grief today.
((MY HEART GOES OUT TO THEM EACH AND EVERYONE AND ESPECIALLY TO THE FAMILIES OF
THOSE WHO WERE KILLED AND INJURED.))
OUT Q=WHO WERE KILLED AND INJURED."
British Prime Minister John Major visited the school today laying a wreath
at the site.
And at a nearby church, hundreds are turning out for a memorial.
A Roanoke County judge last month threw out the case of a woman who
admitted selling beer to minors.
Sherri Lynn Willis was the clerk on duty the night a Glenvar sophomore
bought a six-pack of beer at a Roanoke County convenience store.
Later that night the 16-year old drunk driver struck and killed a teacher
on a residential street.
A WEEK later County police sent a couple of minors into the store to buy
beer from Willis.
She was prepared to plead guilty in court. The judge dismissed the case
((WELL AT FIRST HE SAID: "THE GUY LOOKS OLD ENOUGH." I TOLD THE JUDGE, "THAT'S
WHAT I THOUGHT." THEN HE LOOKS AT THE PICTURE OF THE GIRL AND SAID: "SHE LOOKS
OLD ENOUGH." I SAID, "THANK YOU."
Do you get any guidance as a store clerk on these things, that you're required
to always "card" somebody, no matter that they look like?
OH, YES. THEY ASKED ME IF THE OWNERS EVER WENT OVER THE LAW, YOU KNOW, THE ABC
I SAID OH, YOU KNOW YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO "CARD," BUT ACTUALLY GOING OVER THE
RULES AND STUFF, NO. I DON'T HE'S EVER DONE IT WITH ANYBODY.))
SUPER=01-Sherri Lynn Willis/Store Clerk;
OUT Q=it with anybody.
The store owner has not returned our phone calls.
Who says lightning doesn't strike twice?
It did today in the Roanoke Valley, but luckily no one was hurt either time.
The first bolt struck a U-S Air commuter plane while flying from Washington,
D-C to the Star City.
The pilot was able to land safely, much to the relief of the 12 passengers
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((JERRY LANGENDORFER/PASSENGER: AT FIRST I WAS SITTING THERE BY THE WINDOW. I
THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS THE ENGINE. BUT RIGHT AWAY I LOOKED AND THE PROP WAS STILL
GOING. IT WAS JUST A QUICK FLASH AND A BANG. ))
OUT Q=flash and a bang
Amazingly, the aircraft was not damaged, and departed about a half an hour
Meanwhile lightning caused minimal damage at a Franklin County school.
Dudley Elementary was evacuated after it was hit around eleven this morning.
Students were taken to Burnt Chimney Elementary, and then dismissed two
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead-- a handful of states settle a lawsuit with one of the
largest tobacco companies in the country.
And the General Motors Strike continues, keeping thousands off the job--
some right here in southwest Virginia.
In tonight's Health Check report-- how accurate are fetal monitors?
One study says they may be alarming doctors un-necessarily.
Stay with us for all this and the Two Minute Ticker as News-7 at five
The dominoes keep falling at General Motors.
At least ten-thousand more G-M workers were sent home today.
The reason- no parts.
The eleven day old strike by brake workers in Ohio is forcing plants
around the nation to come to a halt.
In all the strike has idled more than 130-thousand auto workers.
It's also creating hardship for some Southwest Virginia workers.
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The Kingston-Warren Corporation in Wytheville makes rubber window mouldings
for several G-M cars.
The plant was forced to shut down Monday night- 260 workers are now on
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Meanwhile management at New River Castings in Radford is keeping a close
eye on the strike, and will consider shortening the work week if it continues
G-M makes up 25 to 30 percent of its iron castings business.
The fifth-biggest tobacco company in the U-S is making headlines again this
time settling a lawsuit with five states.
The states wanted re-payment from The Liggett Group for treating
It's the first time a tobacco company has settled a case like this.
Liggett settled another lawsuit earlier in the week- that accused cigarette
makers of not telling the public nicotine is addictive.
A former leader of a Danville civil rights organization is questioning the
group's ability to get its point across.
Reverend Thomas Motley is a former Vice President of the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference in Danville.
Recently, he asked the group's President to resign.
The Reverend William (A-von) Avon Keen says he has NO plans to step down.
Motley feels the local S-C-L-C should place more emphasis on lawsuits to get
its point across.
Keen, however, says to do that would violate the groups state and national
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((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/SCLC DANVILLE PRES.: WE DON'T BELIEVE IN INITIATING
COURT ACTIONS AGAINST CHRISTIANS OR PEOPLE WHO ARE ABLE TO BE BROUGHT TO
CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES. ))
SUPER=01-Rev. William Avon Keen/SCLC Danville Pres.; :00
Motley turned down an on camera interview.
He says he has 60 signatures from local S-C-L-C members who also want Keen
to step down.
State S-C-L-C officials aren't commenting.
It takes practice to master another language-
Now a sign language course is being taught for people of all ages.
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For many who cannot hear, sign language is the link to the world.
Roanoke County is offering courses in sign language, and also provides a
place for people to go and practice the skills necessary to converse,DOUBLE
as Patrick Evans explains today.
SUPER=01-Betsy Dennis/Roanoke Co. Parks and Rec.;
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 AT FIVE-- we'll tell you about a real
Hollywood Knight in Shining Armor.
And on Health Check--reports on pre-natal care to coming home from the
Including a report on what's considered much more than the stereotypical
nanny-- we'll tell you about the doula (DOOLA) concept.
(( WE HELP THE MOTHER WITH THE LOGISTICS OF HER LIFE SO THAT SHE CAN BOND WITH
THE BABY AND SO THAT SHE CAN HEAL HERSELF.))
OUT Q=heal herself
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If you've had a baby recently, chances are you were attached at some point
or another to a fetal monitor.
But now, a new study suggests the procedure may be doing more harm than
The study shows that fetal monitoring might be overused, and does an
extremely poor job of achieving its primary goal-- detecting fetal distress
before it leads to brain damage.
Critics say monitoring often leads doctors to perform Caesarean sections
that aren't needed.
Despite the new findings, some doctors claim monitoring is still
worthwhile, particularly in pregnancies that are complicated by diabetes, high
blood pressure, lupus and other conditions.
IN Q=This is the
((DR. JAMES MESEROW/RUSH PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER: THIS IS THE BEST TOOL WE
HAVE TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION. AND YOU'D STILL RECOMMEND IT? I'D STILL
RECOMMEND IT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Hames Meserow/Rush Presbyterian Medical Center; :
OUT Q=still recommend it.
The study was done by doctors from the National Institute of
Neurological Disorders and Stroke, with the results published in the "New
England Journal of Medicine."
It used to be that new mothers came home to their own mothers, grandmothers
or neighbors who would show them how to care for the baby.
Not so anymore.
Grandmothers and friends are often working or in another city altogether.
So who is there to offer reassurance and advice?
The doula (DOOLA)... a new kind of caregiver who spends three to four
hours a day at the new mom's home offering emotional support and solid advice.
Here's Dr. Emily Senay.
IN Q=Heather Sherman
SUPER=03-New York; :00
SUPER=01-Kathryn Newbrough/Postpartum Doula; :34
SUPER=01-Heather Sherman/New Mother; :49 QUICK
SUPER=01-Bill Sherman/New Father; :57
SUPER=01-Christine Kealy/"In A Family Way"; 1:45
SUPER=01-Betsy Scherl/New Mother; 2:12
SUPER=01-Dr. Emily Senay/Reporting; 2:31
OUT Q=Dr. E.S. CBS News, New York.
Heather Sherman is juggling more than she could handle on her own. A brand
new baby, and a move. But she and her husband are not facing these challenges
alone. Their doula has been with them from the start.
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So what's a Doula?
Part mentor, part coach, part Girl Friday. Doula's are there to help new
mothers with breast feeding advice,
to packing up for a move.
IN Q=What I like
((KATHRYN NEWBROUGH/POSTPARTUM DOULA: WHAT I LIKE TO THINK OF A DOULA IS WE
HELP THE MOTHER WITH THE LOGISTICS OF HER LIFE SO THAT SHE CAN BOND WITH THE
BABY AND SO THAT SHE CAN HEAL HERSELF.))
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OUT Q=Nat Sound
Heather's husband Bill aggrees
IN Q=At first Heather
((BILL SHERMAN/NEW FATHER: AT FIRST HEATHER SHE THOUGHT THAT SHE COULD DO IT--
BUT YOU THINK THAT YOU CAN DO IT, AND THE REALITY HITS AND IT'S GOOD TO HAVE A
LITTLE HELP AROUND TO TAKE YOU THROUGH AND TALK TO YOU ABOUT WHAT TO EXPECT ))
OUT Q=what to expect
Christine Keely is director of "In A Family Way"-- a doula service in New
She sees the mission of the doula as a non-judgemental prescence
there to help a new mom who might be a little insecure in caring for a new baby
and who may need help because
she's in pain from delivery
Doulas might seem old fashioned, but they're geered towards moms of the 1990's.
Today she's helping out former obstetrician Becky Scherl.
IN Q=The focus
((CHRISTINE KEALY/"IN A FAMILY WAY" DIRECTOR: THE FOCUS IS ON THE MOTHER...SO
IT'S MOTHER CARE VERY MUCH FIRST AND FOREMOST. WE'RE THERE TO SEE THAT THE
MOTHER IS COMFORTABLE, THAT SHE'S FED TO MAKE SURE THE LAUNDRY IS DONE.SHE CAN
RELAX AND BOND WITH HER BABY. IT'S NOT THAT WE'RE THERE TO TAKE OVER THE CARE,
BUT WE'RE THERE, STANDING AT THE MOTHER'S ELBOW TO SAY...THIS MIGHT BE ANOTHER
WAY TO HOLD THE BABY.))
OUT Q=hold the baby.
IN Q=It was wonderful
((BETSY SCHERL/NEW MOTHER: IT WAS WONDERFUL, WHEN I FIRST CAME HOME FROM THE
HOSPITAL IT WAS VERY COLD OUT. AND MY HUSBAND AND I DIDN'T REALIZED THAT
ACTUALLY THE APARTMENT WAS WAY TOO COLD TO BRING A NEW BABY INTO. AND SO EVEN
FROM THE VERY BEGINNING THE DOULA WALKED AROUND AND SAID I THINK YOU SHOULD
TURN THE HEAT UP IN THIS ROOM.))
OUT Q=this room,
Doula is a Greek word that originally meant servant
or handmaiden but has come to mean a woman that helps mother the new mother,
and it's becomming increasingly popular.
In the last five years the number of post-partum doula services have
tripled around the country.
In some cases, the role of the doula begins in the delivery room.
IN Q=We support
((WE SUPPORT THE WOMAN IN THE DECISIONS SHE HAS CHOSEN, THE MANNER SHE HAS
CHOSEN TO BIRTH. THAT'S WITH DRUGS OR WITHOUT DRUGS. POSITIONS SHE WOULD LIKE
TO LABOR IN, ALLOWING HER TO FEEL RELAXED AND CALM ))
OUT Q=relaxed and calm.
And using a labor doula has been shown to reduce cessarian sections in
recent research. Studies are now underway to see if post-partum
doulas can help reduce depression and illness in new mothers.
Many expect that it will--
proving that everything old is new again.
Dr. Emily Senay, CBS News, New York.
There are over 150 post-partum doula (DOOLA) agencies around the country.
Some health insurers even cover their services.
A Lynchburg couple today is celebrating the miracle of in-vitro
Jane and Jim Lowe had suffered through SIX miscarriages after the birth of
their first son in 1990.
They turned to in vitro as their last hope of having another baby.
With the help of doctors at UVA and at Virginia Baptist Hospital, Jane Lowe
gave birth to healthy twins last night.
IN Q=We've been lucky
((JIM LOWE/FATHER: WE'VE BEEN LUCKY...
JANE LOWE/MOTHER: IT'S JUST A MIRACLE... JUST OVERJOYED.))
SUPER=01-Jim Lowe/Father; :00
SUPER=01-Jane Lowe/Mother; :08
OUT Q=just overjoyed.
Campbell and Cate Lowe already have created a stir in the maternity ward.
The Lowes say they've received tremendous support from family, friends and
the community during the past eight months.
In the Basketball world, there is more going on then just college Hoops--
Mike is here to fill us in.
Welcome to your weekend everybody.
It's been another wild day as March Madness continues across the country.
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The Hokies are getting ready for tomorrow's showdown with Kentucky, and this
afternoon Wildcat boss Rick Pitino had this to say about Tech.
IN Q="This is...
((RICK PITINO/KENTUCKY HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Rick Pitino/Kentucky Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...IMPRESSED WITH THEM.
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Roanoke native Steve Robinson got caught up on the wrong side of the Madness
as his Tulsa team wasted a 12 point second half lead and lost to Louisville
82-to-80 in overtime.
Now here are the other scores from this afternoon.
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There has already been some serious March Madness at the Group Two-A state
basketball championships at the Vines Center in Lynchburg.
Roy Stanley has the story LIberty's dramatic win over defending state champ
Nansemond River in the semi-finals.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Liberty vs. Nansemond River; :00
SUPER=33-Liberty/=59/Nansemond River/=58; :20
SUPER=01-Gregg Reynolds/Hits Winning Shot; :32
SUPER=01-Mark Hanks/Liberty Head Coach; :40
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS.
In the other Double A semi-finals, Northside
_________ Lakeland ____ to ___.
Highlights and postgame from that game coming your way at six.
See you then everybody.
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Actor Tom Cruise has played everything from a fighter pilot to a bartender,
but today is being hailed for his role in real life.
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;
Cruise called paramedics to help an injured woman in a hit and run accident
and even paid the victim's hospital bill.
A 22-year old Brazilian actress was hit by a car while leaving work.
Cruise, who was eating at a nearby restaurant called paramedics when he saw
her lying in the street.
The victim's knight in shining armor accompanied her to the hospital.
((HELOSIA VINHAS/ACCIDENT VICTIM: HE CALLED AND HE WAS VERY HAPPY, HE ASKED
JUST THE LEG? NOT ANYTHING REALLY BAD.))
SUPER=01-Heloisa Vinhas/Accident Victim;
OUT Q=ANYTHING REALLY BAD.
Cruise paid her seven-thousand dollar hospital bill for torn ligaments at
the UCLA Medical Center--when he found out the victim doesn't have insurance.
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And an effort to build a museum in Patrick County is trying to get into high
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Keith Humphry has more.
Jean it's called the Woods Brothers Racing Museum and the Virginia
Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Today community leaders accepted a 50-thousand-dollar check from its first
In all the county is trying to raise more than four-million-dollars for the
Tonight at six we'll learn who came forward with thedouble boxes Jean/Keith
first big donation, and how far along the fundraising drive is.