Coming up on News 7 at SIX, a husband and wife are dead following an
apparent murder suicide today at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem.
We'll have a live report.
And parents look to the Roanoke County Supervisors for new approaches to some
old problems in their schools.
Tonight in sports, Steve Mason profiles departing Express play by play man
It was Practice day at Augusta.
And a day suited more for snowballs than fastballs in the major leagues.
A hospital is the last place you'd expect to hear gunfire, but shots rang
out in Lewis Gale Hospital late this morning leaving two people dead.
Details of the apparent murder-suicide have just been released.
Double Boxes=Jean/Len Microwave
Len Besthoff is at Salem Police Department with more.
Len, any idea what the motivation was for this?
((Rollcue:...Lewis Gale Hospital))
SUPER=01-William Downey/Lewis Gale President; :18
SUPER=01-Jeff Dudley/Salem Deputy Police Chief; :39
OUT Q=and at home
Double Boxes=Jean/Len Microwave
(Q&A: Dow we know how sick was Mrs. (Nootze) Nutze?
How many shots were fired?
Has anything like this happened before at Lewis Gale?))
This morning's murder-suicide raises questions about hospitals and their
Lewis-Gale president Bill Downey addressed that issue at the police
He says even with 24-hour hospital security and surveillance cameras, these
kinds of incidents are usually unavoidable.
Downey says there are no immediate plans to change security procedures, but
there ARE plans to review them.
IN Q=We continually
((BILL DOWNEY/LEWIS GALE HOSPITAL: WE CONTINUALLY LOOK AT OUR POLICIES AND
PROCEDURES AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO. WE WILL WORK WITH THE SALEM POLICE TO
HELP US REVIEW THOSE. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Downey/Lewis Gale Hospital;
OUT Q=review those
Officials from other local hospitals say they're already taking note of the
Lewis Gale shooting, in hopes of avoiding similar situations in the future.
IN Q=In certain
((MIKE BALLANTYNE/CARILION: I'VE ALREADY HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR DIRECTOR OF
SECURITY AND WE WILL USE IT AS A CASE STUDY TO HELP US TO REDEFINE HOW WE
RESPOND TO INCIDENTS LIKE THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Ballantyne/Carilion Health Systems;
OUT Q=after the fact.
OSHA is currently studying a proposal recommending metal detectors at
That's in response to violence against HEALTH CARE workers.
Authorities have charged two Liberty High school students with malicious
wounding, after they allegedly beat up another student.
Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown says the incident last Thursday started
out as a spit-ball fight, then became a shoving contest.
Brown says one student went down on the floor, and two others kicked him in
the face, side and chest.
Brown says the victim is 17.
He was treated and released from Bedford Hospital.
The two teens who were arrested are 15 and 17.
They've both been suspended from Liberty, pending a hearing before the
U-S Senate candidate Jim Miller called on Senator John Warner today to
answer for not backing Judge Robert Bork as a Supreme Court justice in 1987.
Yesterday, Bork and former Attorney General Edwin Meese endorsed Miller's
candidacy against Warner for the G-O-P senate nomination.
Miller addressed a group of A-A-R-P members in Christiansburg today.
Afterwards he told reporters that if Bork were on the Supreme Court, laws
against abortion and flag-burning would have a chance.
((JIM MILLER/R- U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: THESE THINGS WOULD HAVE TURNED OUT
DIFFERENTLY. AND I THINK JOHN WARNER HAS TO ANSWER WHY HE COULD NOT FIND JUDGE
BORK QUALIFIED, BUT YET HE FOUND ALMOST ALL OF BILL CLINTON'S LIBERAL JUDGES
QUALIFIED TO GO ON THE COURT. ))
OUT Q=go on the court.
In addressing the retirees, Miller repeated his call for the incumbent
Senator to join him in a series of debates.
Warner was also invited to address the group.
Rem Dickenson, a staff member for Warner, spoke on his behalf.
The Virginia DEMOCRATS running for the U-S Senate are engaged in a heated
battle for convention delegates.
But to hear them today, in their only public debate, you'd think Newt
Gingrich was their opponent.
Ellen Qualls went to Virginia Beach for the story.
IN Q=An underdog
SUPER=03-Virginia Beach; :00
SUPER=01-Nancy Spannaus/(D) U.S. Senate Candidate; :55
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Virginia Beach.
(( An underdog former Congresswoman fighting for political relevancy.
An extremist faction candidate with little hope of winning.
And a multimillionaire who's never run for public office.
It had all the makings for a nasty public brawl -- but that's a game being
confined to the Republicans right now.
Only a few punches were thrown in the Democratic ring.
sot 13:22:55 TAPE THREE
((MARK WARNER: I'M THE PRODUCT OF MIDDLE CLASS PARENTS AND VALUES. I
INHERITED NOTHING...HARD WORK AND PERSEVERANCE. I'M PROUD OF MY
ACCOMPLISHMENTS. AND WHILE I HAVEN'T SERVED THE PUBLIC, I DO HAVE A RECORD.))
sot 12:26:21 TAPE ONE
((LESLIE BYRNE: THE FACT IS , WHILE MARK HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT LIVING THE
AMERICAN DREAM, WE HAVE BEEN IN THE PROCESS OF DOWNSIZING THE AMERICAN DREAM.))
But this crew seems to be running more against the national GOP than against
each other-- and in Spannaus's case against a free market.
sot 12:55:57 TAPE THREE
((NANCY SPANNAUS: IN 1993, MR. LAROUCHE AND I PROPOSED A TAX ON DERIVATIVE
SPECULATION. BECAUSE IT WAS CLEAR... ALL OF OUR BANKS ARE SUBSCRIBED UP THE
WAZOO. MORE THAN THEIR ASSETS.))
((THIS SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON COMES A LITTLE LATE FOR LESLIE BYRNE. A
MAJORITY OF DEMOCRATIC DELEGATES BEING SELECTED THIS WEEKEND HAVE PRE-FILED TO
SUPPORT MARK WARNER. BUT AS LESLIE BYRNE SAYS, IT'S ALL ABOUT WHO SHOWS UP.
ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, VIRGINIA BEACH.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Up next on our broadcast, parents tell Roanoke County supervisors the
problems in their schools did not disappear with the referendum,
and from U-V-A, we'll see how a new procedure is offering hope to some
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GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal
Roanoke county parents on the losing end of last week's referendum brought
their concerns to the board of supervisors this afternoon.
Voters rejected the 37 million dollar bond referendum that would have built
a replacement for Cave Spring High School and eased overcrowding at other
Today the parents challenged the supervisors to find another Solution.
Double Boxes=Jean/Joe Microwave
Joe Dashiell joins us with the story.
((Rollcue: they're not going away.))
IN Q=I challenged you...
SUPER=01-Kirk Martin/Roanoke Co. Parent; :00
SUPER=01-Mary Nasca/Cave Spring Jr. High PTA; :28
OUT Q=that meets state guidelines.
Double Boxes=Jean/Joe Microwave
Delegate Robert Nelms wants charges of indecent exposure against him
The 36 year old Republican wants the charge dismissed because he was
arrested during the General Assembly session.
Virginia law makes legislators exempt from being arrested during the
Exceptions include acts of treason, felony offenses and breaches of the
Nelms denys the charge saying he had to urinate while visiting a city park.
He represents Suffolk and has served in the House for four years.
Faced with higher costs and fewer students, Hampden-Sydney College in
Farmville may soon start admitting women.
The faculty voted 45 to 17 yesterday in favor of allowing women to attend
the all-male school.
The vote is not binding on the school's board of trustees which has yet to
make a decision.
Going co-ed is one of three options a planning committee is considering to
keep the school afloat.
Hampden-Sydney is one of only two all male, non-military colleges in the
Another OFF day on Wall Street today.
The DOW lost another 34 points.
That after losing 88 yesterday.
NASDAQ faired better gaining over three and a-half points.
More than one million people suffer from emphysema, a deadly form of lung
Until recently, there had been no surgical treatment available except for
lung transplants, but that's changing.
Connie Stevens reports from the University of Virginia-- one place where
they're performing "Lung Volume Reduction Surgery."
IN Q=With emphysema
SUPER=01-Dr. Jonathon Truwit/UVa Pulmonologist.; :14
SUPER=01-Evelyn Caldwell/Lungshaving Patient; :21
OUT Q=CS. News 7. Charlottesville.
(( With emphysema, the lungs are over-inflated-- making it difficult for
patients to breathe.
The whole point of lung volume reduction surgery-- or lungshaving-- is to
reduce this hyperexpansion.
IN Q=The lungshaving
((DR. JONATHON TRUWIT/PULMONOLOGIST: THE LUNGSHAVING IS AN EFFORT TO TAKE OUT
THE WORST PORTION OF LUNG, STILL LEAVING THE DISEASED LUNG BEHIND. ))
OUT Q=diseased lung behind.
butt butt butt butt
IN Q=It was a
((EVELYN CALDWELL/LUNGSHAVING PATIENT: IT WAS A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO GET AROUND
TO SAY THE LEAST. I WAS VERY DEPENDENT ON OXYGEN AND ON INHALATION FOUR TIMES A
DAY. PLUS MY LITTLE HAND-HELD INHALATION. ))
OUT Q=hand-held inhalation.
But now, just a week after her surgery, this patient can already exercise
for twenty minutes straight-- breathing on her own.
After lungshaving, the rehab begins the day after surgery.
IN Q=I was walking
((EVELYN CALDWELL/LUNGSHAVING PATIENT: I WAS WALKING BETTER THE DAY AFTER
SURGERY THAT I STARTED TO WALK. AND THEN I STARTED THE TREADMILL SOON AFTER
OUT Q=after that.
SOT 16:27:01 standup bridge
((PATIENTS UNDERGO A BATTERY OF TESTS TO DETERMINE IF THEY'LL MAKE A GOOD
CANDIDATE FOR THE LUNGSHAVING TREATMENT. EVEN IF THEY ARE ELIGIBLE, THERE'S NO
GUARANTEE THEY'LL FARE AS WELL AS EVELYN CALDWELL. ))
OUT Q=Evelyn Caldwell.
IN Q=You still have
((DR. TRUWIT: YOU STILL HAVE EMPHYSEMA AND IT'S STILL A PROGRESSIVE DISEASE SO
WE ARE ESSENTIALLY SETTING THE CLOCK BACK-- MAYBE FIVE YEARS, WHEN WE'RE
OUT Q=we're successful.
The procedure is risky-- and there's no guarantee that patients will even
be better off.
Still, for those who feel as though they're slowly suffocating-- it may be
a breath of fresh air.
Coming up tonight in sports, a snowy afternoon in the Majors but not at
The Avalanche prepares for game number two at home.
And Steve Mason givers us an inside look at the Express' most valuable player
the past three season, Tim Woodburn.
The Salem Avalanche is about a half hour away from game 2 of it's 4 game
series with the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night; :00
Last night the Avalanche got their first look at Wilmington in a 2-1
((BILL MCGUIRE/AVALANCHE MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Bill McGuire/Avalanche Manager; :00
OUT Q=...we want to do"
The Lynchburg Hiilcats were supposed to open their first road swing tonight
in Frederick Maryland against the Keys, but their game has been snowed out.
It will be made up as part of doubleheader on May 28th.
The New York Yankees hosted the Kansas City Royals in one of six afternoon
American League games this afternoon.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Royals vs. Yankees; :00
It was an absolutely miserable day in the Bronx, as snow fell during the
entire game at times making it hard to even see the players.
Santa was even a little confused about the weather, but Jim Leyritz was not.
He went three for three and drove in the wining run as the Yanks beat the
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Mariners vs. Tigers;
No snow, but just as cold in Detroit as the Tigers hosted the Mariners.
Cecil Fielder climaxed the homerun derby between the two teams with a grand
slam in the fourth.
The Tigers beat Seattle 10-to-9.
Also this afternoon the Redsox, Jays, Brewers and Rangers have all picked up
The biggest names in golf have gathered again at Augusta National for the
60th Masters championship.
SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/This Afternoon; :00
But to go along with the big names are come little ones.
The 93 player field features 19 first time guests of Augusta. That's the
most at the Masters since 1935.
Hard Luck Greg Norman, is again one of the favorites to win the green jacket,
and this year he says he has no excuses.
IN Q="I have...
((GREG NORMAN/HAS NEVER WON AT AUGUSTA:))
SUPER=01-Greg Norman/Has Never Won At Augusta; :00
You can catch wrapups of the first two rounds at 11:35 Thursday and Friday
here on WDBJ, plus extended coverage of the final two rounds this weekend.
The Express is losing one of it's MVP's next season.
Radio personality Tim Woodburn is leaving and Steve Mason says Roanoke
will miss a play by play announcer with a lot of color.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Tim Woodburn/Voice of the Express; :07
OUT Q=..News 7 sports"
((Tim Woodburn rarely turns away from hard work or a challenge.
((TIM WOODBURN/VOICE OF THE EXPRESS:))
Next season, he will call games for the AHL's Kentucky Thoroughblades at
Rupp Arena; yes, the home of the national champion Wildcats. Woodburn's ability
to make anything work has gotten him there. Take the Commercials the Express
did with WDBJ that won praise in a Roanoker Magazine poll.
In only his third game on the air with the Express, Tim found himself in a
dilemma before face off.
In the 221 games he's called for the Express, Woodburn has gotten to know
each player and telling it like it is is part of his talent.
His last day is this Friday. No replacement has been found yet and that's
understandlable, Tim Woodburn will be a tough act to follow. Steve Mason News 7
The apparent murder-suicide of a Lexington couple at Lewis Gale hospital has
stunned their neighbors.
IN Q=It made him very depressed
OUT Q=since the surgery.
We'll have more reaction to the fatal shooting of 71-year-old Miriam Neutze,
by her husband Frank, tonight on News-7 at 11.