Up next on News 7 at five-
Remembering the sorrow and looking to the future in Oklahoma City.
Plus a doctor who's dedicated his life to curing illness- is now charged
with sexual child abuse.
And a sure sign of spring in The capital.
Can't buy any spring weather as we head toward Easter. Cold north winds,
rain and snow showers headline the forecast.
On Health Check-- treating women with weight problems during pregnancy.
Plus-- the risks of developing hypertension or diabetes during pregnancy.
((LET US AGAIN THANK GOD FOR THE GREATNESS THAT HAS BROUGHT US TO THIS POINT
AND ENABLED US TO LIVE WITH OUR SORROWS AND STRATEGIES AND TO REBUILD OUR
OUT Q=TO REBUILD OUR LIVES.
President Clinton with words of comfort almost one year after the
Oklahoma City bombing.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
It was April 19th of last year that the Murrah Federal Building was ripped
apart by the blast.
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK;
Today the President laid a wreath at the site.
With him- children who had been injured in the day care center.
The President later dedicated a new center for children.
((TODAY I ASK THAT WE NOT ONLY REMEMBER YOUR LOSS BUT CELEBRATE THE REBUILDING
YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE AND THEW ROK YOU WILL STILL DO. ))
OUT Q=WILL STILL DO."
The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500.
The suspected Unabomber is waiving his rights to a preliminary hearing or
Theodore Kaczysnki is charged with possessing material needed to build a
The County Sheriff describes what it's like in the jail for the man
suspected of being the unabomber.
((CHUCK O'REILLY/COUNTY SHERIFF: YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND. WE NEED A SUICIDE
PROOF CELL IN A HIGH ATTENTION CASE LIKE THIS. WE ALSO NEED A CELL WITH
WINDOWS, BULLET PROOF GLASS WINDOWS.))
SUPER=01-Chuck O'Reilly/County Sheriff;
OUT Q=GLASS WINDOWS (DOUBLE OUT)
Agents have been combing through Kaczynski's cabin.
So far federal agents have found a typewriter, detailed writing,
galvanized pipe, chemicals and electric wires.
A nobel prize winning doctor is under arrest on charges of child sex abuse.
Doctor Daniel (Gad-jes-ick) Gajdusek is accused of molesting a 15 year old
boy he brought to the United States from Micronesia.
Authorities say the 72 year old pediatrician has brought 56 children to
the U-S over the years.
((SCOTT ROLLE/STATE ATTORNEY: IT'S BEEN ABOUT 20 YEARS THAT HE'S BEEN DOING
THIS. REPORTER: AND IN EACH CASE HE BRINGS THEM FROM ABOARD TO LIVE WITH HIM
AND GET EDUCATED? ROLLE: THAT'S CORRECT. SOME OF THE INDIVIDUALS HE HAS
BROUGHT OVER ARE FULLY GROWN ADULTS NOW IN THEIR THIRTIES. WE'RE LOOKING TO
TALK TO AS MANY AS WE CAN AND THAT'S WHAT WE'LL BE DOING IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF
SUPER=01-Scott Rolle/State Attorney;
OUT Q=next couple of weeks."
Doctor Gad-jasick won the nobel prize in 1976 for his work on infectious
He has been actively working on a cure for mad cow disease.
A former Roanoke County sheriff's deputy was indicted today for allegedly
stealing credit cards from a inmate's property box in the county jail.
William Lucas, Junior was named in a single count indictment.
The rookie sheriff's deputy was one of several officers who had access to
the property room in the jail.
The sheriff says Lucas resigned shortly after county POLICE identified
Lucas as THE suspect.
IN Q=I feel bad
((GERALD HOLT/ROANOKE CO. SHERIFF: I FEEL BAD THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED. AND I
HOPE THAT THE PUBLIC DOESN'T HOLD ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE- -PUT THEM IN THE
SAME CATEGORY AS THIS ONE INDIVIDUAL. ))
SUPER=01-Gerald Holt/Roanoke Co. Sheriff
OUT Q=one individual.
Lucas' attorney says the former deputy has already paid back approximately
13-hundred dollars Lucas allegedly charged to the stolen credit cards.
He says Lucas will enter a "no contest" plea later this month.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE--authorities are calling a fire suspicious
at a Wal-Mart store in Salem.
And after a harsh winter, a sure sign of Spring emerges in the Nation's
On Health Check--
The increasing pregnancy rate among teenage girls.
The C-D-C is blaming-- in part-- the media.
Plus-- Patrick Evans is checking out the latest at the Explore Park, his
live report, heading your way on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
Officials are investigating an early morning fire at the Salem Wal Mart.
Police say the fire broke out around 1:30 this morning, in a back storage
Heavy smoke was coming from the building when firefighters arrived.
The building's sprinkler system helped contain the fire.
Several workers were in the store at the time, but they got out safely.
Authorities say the fire is considered suspicious.
A Roanoke man charged with setting a number of fires in Old Southwest was in
court this afternoon.
21-year-old Phillip Orren is accused of starting fires in the Patterson
Avenue area of the city.
His attorney Gretchen Knob-block tried to suppress statements Orren made to
police before his arrest.
Knobblock says Orren's low I-Q and alleged police intimidation should make
his early statements inadmissible.
The circuit court judge denied the motion, ruling the officers took all the
steps necessary to protect Orren's rights.
The judge DID grant the defendant's request for a second psychological
Orren will undergo more competency tests at the end of the month.
Lynchburg fire authorities say they won't charge a young child who
accidentally sparked a blaze destroying a downtown home Wednesday night.
The fire at 8-10 Wise Street heavily damaged the two-story home before
firefighters could bring it under control.
Deputy fire Marshal Mike Thomas says a six year old boy playing with a
lighter apparently set fire to a pile of papers in a back room of the house.
The blaze quickly spread to other debris in the room.
Both the boy's family and two other people were left homeless by the fire.
What's bright and shiny, costs 340- thousand dollars and can handle any
emergency situation you throw at it?
The Campbell County Rescue Squad's new crash truck.
The vehicle made its first visit to central Virginia this week where it was
outfitted with a 25 thousand dollar radio system, courtesy of Ericsson.
Squad members say it's taken them three years to design and finance the new
IN Q=It was a
((STEVE COLEMAN/CAMPBELL CO. RESCUE SQUAD: IT WAS A THREE- YEAR PROJECT, THAT
MEANT FROM THE DAY WE STARTED TALKING WITH THE SALESPERSON ON THIS PIECE OF
EQUIPMENT UNTIL YOU SEE THE FINISHED PRODUCT TODAY, IT TOOK ABOUT THREE YEARS
OF DESIGNING, ENGINEERING, MEETINGS AFTER MEETINGS AND FUNDRAISING, WHICH LIKE
I SAY OUR COMMUNITY HAS BEEN REAL GRACIOUS TO US.))
SUPER=01-Steve Coleman/Campbell Co. Rescue Squad; :00
OUT Q=gracious to us.
The truck will serve as a command center for major emergencies.
It officially goes into service this August.
The stock market was closed today in observance of Good Friday--
But stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Roanoke County's Explore Park
may look a little different this season. Several more exhibits are on display.
(Patrick ad lib)
go to break
The Explore Park is set to open amid less than ideal weather, but the
staff is still enthusiastic about the new season.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from the frontier park with an update on new
features this season, and Explore's continued growth.
SUPER=01-Mark Shanks/Education Director;
(ROLL OVER FIRST INTERVIEW)
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Explore Executive Director;
(ROLL OVER SECOND INTERVIEW)
VO-NAT-CHURCH VIDEO 596-11
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE...
The Bulls are in the Queen City tonight to play a key game against the
Hornets--Mike has that in TOnight's Ticker.
And on Health Check--
The hazards of being overweight during pregnancy.
The latest study says it's not how much you gain DURING pregnancy-- it's
what you weigh WHEN you get pregnant.
health bump next
Topping tonight's Health Check Report-- Governor George Allen officially cut
some medical red tape today.
He signed a bill that requires H-M-O's to give women direct access to their
obstetricians and gynecologists.
Now, any woman or girl over the age of 13- does NOT need approval from their
primary care physician in order to see an O-B-G-Y-N specialist.
The governor also signed a measure which will lengthen hospital stays for
newborns and their mothers.
The law guarantees at least 48- hours of inpatient care after child birth,
or 96- hours after a caesarean delivery.
Aside from those two bills, Governor Allen also signed measures that provide
insurance coverage for mammograms and pap smears.
The Centers for Disease Control is reporting grim news about our nation's
The agency says the rate of pregnancy among girls between the 15 and 19,
rose more than nine-percent from 1985 to 1990.
And most of those pregnancies were not planned.
The C-D-C blames in part the media and lack of access to contraceptives.
The report is in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association.
Pregnancy was the focus of another study-- this one in the "Journal of
Obstetrics and Gynecology."
Doctor Emily Senay has the details.
IN Q=Donna Lindskog had no
SUPER=01-Donna Lindskog/New Mother; :16
SUPER=01-Dr. Jill Rabin/Obstetrician Gynecologist; 1:11
OUT Q=Dr. E.S. CBS News, New York.
Donna Lindskog had no real concerns about her own health when she found out
she was pregnant.
IN Q=You just kind
((DONNA LINDSKOG/NEW MOTHER: YOU JUST KIND OF THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE THE
PICTURE-PERFECT PREGNANCY...KIND OF ALMOST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. ))
OUT Q=to expect.
But even though she took it easy, resting when she could, she had a scare
near her 35th-week.
IN Q=Under a regular
((UNDER A REGULAR SCHEDULED DOCTOR'S VISIT, MY BLOOD PRESSURE SHOT UP
AND I WAS VERY, VERY SWOLLEN. IN FACT, WHEN I WENT IN TO GET WEIGHED, I SHOWED
A 10-POUND WEIGHT GAIN...WHICH IS PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE.))
Donna's Doctor admitted her to the hospital with gestational hypertension
--or high blood pressure during pregnancy-- a relatively common complication.
IN Q=I was restricted
((I WAS RESTRICTED ON SALT WHICH MADE SENSE, JUST THE COMMON SENSE SALTY
FOODS...BUT MORE OR LESS I WAS REALLY PUT ON BED REST ))
OUT Q=on bed rest.
Her blood pressure problem was resolved with the birth of her daughter
Katie, as it is for most women who develop hypertension during pregnancy.
A new study in the journal "Obstetrics and Gynecology" suggests that it is
not how much weight women gain while they are pregnant, but how much they weigh
when they get pregnant
that puts them at higher risk for complications like high blood pressure.
IN Q=If you have
((DR. JILL RABIN/LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER/OBGYN: IF YOU HAVE AN OBESE
PATIENT, YOU ARE TAKING A SYSTEM
THAT'S ALREADY OVERSTRESSED, BOTH THE HEART AND PERIPHERAL VASCULAR SYSTEM OR
THE BLOOD VESSELS, AND YOU'RE ASKING
THAT SYSTEM TO PUMP EVEN HARDER.AND TO GET THAT BLOOD BACK TO THE HEART EVEN
OUT Q=heart even more.
Gestational hypertension can lead to serious complications for the mother
and the child-- including stillbirth.
The second major risk factor for obese women is diabetes which develops
during pregnancy --and that doesn't always resolve after the baby is born.
IN Q=The blood sugar
((THE BLOOD SUGAR RUNS HIGH TO BEGIN WITH BECAUSE OF THE HORMONES ASSOCIATED
WITH THE PREGNANCY. THIS IS NATURE'S WAY OF FEEDING A BABY. AND, IF YOU GIVE A
SITUATION LIKE THIS TO AN OBESE
WOMAN WHOSE PANCREAS AND SYSTEM, CARBOHYDRATE-TOLERANT SYSTEM IS ALREADY
STRESSED, SHE'S AT INCREASED RISK FOR DEVELOPING GESTATIONAL DIABETES.))
OUT Q=gestational diabetes.
And gestational diabetes in the mother can lead to overweight babies and
large babies means more caesarean-sections.
Despite the risks associated with being overweight and pregnant,
researchers warn, obese women should not diet.
IN Q=The reason
((THE REASON WE SAY THE OBESE WOMAN SHOULD NOT LOSE WEIGHT DURING PREGNANCY AND
THE REASON WE SAY SHE SHOULD GAIN AT LEAST 15 POUNDS IS THAT HER OWN TISSUES
ARE IN COMPETITION WITH THE BABY FOR NUTRIENTS AND ALTHOUGH SHE HAS TO FEED THE
BABY, SHE HAS TO FEED HER OWN TISSUES. ))
OUT Q=own tissues.
Experts like Dr. Rabin advise overweight women to lower their
chances of gestational hypertension, diabetes and caesarean section by slimming
down before trying to have a baby.
Doctor Emily Senay, for CBS news, New York.))
A big night for a veteran hoops star--and a possible milestone for the
CHicago Bulls. Let's head into the sports office and let Mike explain.
Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your weekend and the end of the week two
minute sports ticker.
It's a big night in Charlotte this evening as the Hornets welcome Michael
Jordan and the Bulls to town.
It's also a big game for the Hornets as far as their postseason hopes are
The Hornets are currently tied with Miami in the chase for the final Eastern
Conference playoff spot, and tonight's opponent isn't exactly what you'd call a
IN Q="The best...
((KENNY ANDERSON/HORNETS GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Kenny Anderson/Hornets Point Guard; :00
OUT Q=...CAN HAPPEN."
SUPER=04-This Afternoon; :00
The Bulls meanwhile continue their quest to become the first team in league
history tin win 70 games tonight.
They come into tonight with 64.
IN Q="if it..
((MICHAEL JORDAN/BULLS CAPTAIN:))
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Bulls Captain; :00
OUT Q=...talked about much."
It's also an important game for Hornets center Robert Parish who will tie
Kareem Abdul Jabbar's record for games played in a career when he steps on the
On a more somber note, national league umpire John McSherry was laid to rest
today in New York.
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00
McSherry collapsed on opening day in Cincinnati. Today more than a dozen
umpires and family members and friends gathered in the Bronx to pay their last
respects to the 53 year veteran ump, who was buried in the same cemetary where
Billy Martin and Babe Ruth lie.
And fortunately, another tragedy was avoided today. Florence Griffith Joyner,
the gold medalist is OK after suffering a seizure while on an airplane in route
to St. Louis.
She was taken to a hospital upon landing, but has since been released.
Coming up tonight at 6, we'll check in with dale Earnhardt and Rusty Wallace
who are doing some racing in Japan this week.
Have a nice Easter weekend everybody.
take a break
It's that time of year again.
Cherry Blossoms are popping up all over our nation's capital today, a sign
that spring is finally here.
The three-thousand cherry trees are a hallmark of the Washington landscape.
They were given to the city as a gesture of good will and friendship by the
Mayor of Tokyo in 1912.
A two-week National Cherry Blossom Festival, including sporting events and
craft fairs is held to mark the occasion.
(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
Ed Easterling is trading his maps for a metal detector as he pursues the
legendary beale treasure.
double boxes Jean/Keith
Here's Keith Humphry with a preview of that story.
Jean, like many treasure hunters before him,
Easterling believes he has identified a promising site, 25 acres in Bedford
This weekend he'll begin a systematic search for the silver and gold that
he hopes is buried there.
We'll have that story,
double boxes Jean/Keith
And the rest of the day's news, weather and sports in 30 minutes.