Up next on News 7 at Five-
A murder suspect who's accused of killing his wife in front of their
daughter- talks to News 7 from jail.
A Roanoke plant is shutting down, meaning layoffs for almost 3- hundred
Plus a plane crashes into Chesapeake bay.
Well the forecast for a holiday weekend could look better, but we need the
rain. Details just ahead.
In Health Check--a report on a heart condition often misdiagnosed in women.
Plus Friday's Two Minute Ticker-- a preview of this weekend's big Crestar
Stay with us--News 7 at Five is next.
((I KILLED HER FOR OUR CHILDREN'S SAKE AND NOW EVERYBODY HATES ME. ))
OUT Q=HATES ME.
A Christiansburg murder suspect tells his side of the story.
Michael Knowles says he killed his wife because of the prophecy of an angel,
and what he believed was an Internet romance.
Double Boxes=Jean and Tracy/Microwave
Knowles spoke with Tracy Altizer by phone from the Montgomery County jail
Tracy, what's his story?
Jean, Michael Knowles admits he shot his wife, Angie Knowles in her home
Early that morning, he says he found e-mail in her computer files that led
him to believe she was having an on-line affair.
IN Q=I found it saved
SUPER=02-Michael Knowles; :00
OUT Q=killed his wife.
((VOICE OF MICHAEL KNOWLES: I FOUND IT SAVED ON THE COMPUTER THROUGH AMERICAN
OUT Q=American on-line
Knowles says he was depressed. And he says he worried because an angel told
him America would experience an economic crash.
He says he decided to kill his wife and himself so his children would have
((THE REASON I TOOK HER LIFE WAS BECAUSE I REALIZED THAT I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE
TO GET HER BACK. I KNEW THIS BIG ECONOMIC CRASH WAS COMING TO AMERICA AND THE
ONLY WAY TO PREPARE, TO HAVE MY CHILDREN NOT TO BE OUT ON THE STREETS, FOR US
NOT TO LOSE OUR HOME WAS TO TAKE HER LIFE FOR THE INSURANCE FOR THE KIDS. AND I
WAS GONNA DO MINE. ))
OUT Q=gonna do mine.
Knowles says his 18 year- old daughter Vanessa talked him out of shooting
himself in the moments after he had killed his wife.))
Knowles is charged with murder.
Double Boxes=Jean and Tracy/Microwave
question: Did Michael and Angie Knowles have a history of domestic violence?
Employees at Bedford's Rubatex plant got a scare earlier today after fire
forced them to evacuate a portion of the plant.
The blaze was reported just after ten when a rubber compound in the back of
the Waltex building caught fire.
Plant officials say a sprinkler system put the fire out, but thick, a-crid
smoke filled the building.
Firefighters spent more than two hours ventilating the structure.
No injuries were reported, although a number of workers complained of eye
and throat irritations from the heavy smoke.
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Fire broke out at a Miami high rise--killing two people today.
The blaze started on the ninth floor and spread to several apartments.
One person died from smoke inhalation- Another man fell from a window to his
((YZNA HERNANDEZ/RESIDENT: A LOT OF SMOKE AND THIS GUY AT THE END A FIRE WAS
COMING FROM THERE. HE GOT REALLY DESPERATE. HE JUST BROKE THE WINDOWS AND
NOBODY CAME AND HE JUMPED OUT.))
OUT Q=AND HE JUMPED OUT."
Fourteen people were taken to the hospital- one is in critical conditon.
Another 80 residents were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.
The 15 story apartment tower was not equipped with fire sprinklers.
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Eight victims of the Valujet Crash have now been identified-
While crews continue to search the crash site for more remains.
SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL;
Meanwhile more heavy equipment is moving on to the scene.
A giant marsh buggy is now at the site. It'll travel down into the pit.
A high pressure pump from the vehicle will pierce through the mud to metal
It'll take two days before the new operation is ready to go.
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SUPER=03-Near Annapolis, MD;
A small plane with seven people abaord crashed into The Chesapeake Bay
today near Annapolis, Maryland.
Miraculously the two adults and five children survived- The man and woman
are at a Shock Trauma Unit in serious condition.
The plane apparently lost power during take off and crashed into about
four feet of water.
The Memorial Day holiday weekend is underway. For many it is the unofficial
start of summer. Thousands will take to the road, looking forward to picnics,
swimming and family fun. But for others it's a serious time.
They are remembering those who gave their lives for their country.
Soldiers placed flags on graves at the Arlington National Cemetery today.
They are preparing for formal ceremonies that will take place on Monday.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE--One company decides to move its
manufacturing operations--and hundreds of jobs-- out of Roanoke. We'll have
and they're on line at Liberty High School in Bedford County. In fact the
school is home to an award winning computer class.
Also in health news today--it's a condition that features many of the
symptoms of a heart attack, but it's not.
And the Klassroom Kwiz champs from Heritage High School are taking on some
of the nation's best in Chicago. Patrick Evans is there too and he'll have an
update on the team's progress.
The holiday weekend got off to a bad start for hundreds of local workers.
Just before quitting time, Singer Furniture announced it is closing its
That means layoffs for 290 employees.
IN Q=They told us
((ELAINE TAYLOR/SINGER EMPLOYEE: THEY TOLD US THINGS WERE GOING TO GET BETTER
AND THEY TOLD US TO HANG IN THERE. SO WE HUNG IN THERE. THEN THEY TOLD US THIS.
SUPER=01-Elaine Taylor/Singer Employee;
OUT Q=told us this
Manufacturing and production will be transferred to plants in North
Company officials say the reorganization is part of its "streamlining" plan.
Singer has given its current workers a little bit of time to find other
The plant will cease operations June 28th... but will remain open until July
GRAPHIC=Festival in Park
In a little more than an hour Festival in the Park will kick into high gear.
A night of county music will start the festivities.
Double Boxes=Jean and Jay/Microwave
Jay Moore joins us from Victory Stadium where organizers are putting the
finishing touches on everything.
People are already standing in line for tonight's performances.
Gates will open at 6-30 rain or shine.
Jay and Live Guest
SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Festival in the Park;
(Jay interviews guest)
Roll vo over question about tent
Remember you have to have a festival button.
They're three if you buy them in advance or six at the gate.
Double Boxes=Jean and Jay/Microwave
GRAPHIC=Festival in Park
And if you'd like to check out the schedule of events for Festival in the
Park, your Hometown Station is here to help out.
The complete Festival schedule is a on News 7's Homepage.
The address is on your television screen.
Again that's everything that is happening at Festival in the Park on News
Any Internet surfer will tell you homepages offer all kinds of information,
but did you know one area high school has its own web site?
Corinne Hois-ington's "Computer Four" class at Liberty High School spent the
year creating its own home page for the school.
From the school song to information about Liberty's state champion
basketball team, the site offers something for everyone.
IN Q=So I think
((NICK CLARK/HOMEPAGE CREATOR: SO I THINK WE'VE GOT A LOT OF PROGRAMS HERE THAT
IT WOULD BE USEFUL TO OTHER SCHOOLS TO SEE AND HAVE ACCESS TO, LIKE BLOCK
((CORINNE HOISINGTON/TEACHER: WHEN THE KIDS BEGAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NICE TO
HAVE ONE OR TWO LITTLE LINKS OR PAGES TO IT, AND NOW WE'RE OVER FORTY PAGES
PLUS ON THIS ONE WEB SITE SO IT'S BEEN INCREDIBLE.))
SUPER=01-Nick Clark/Homepage Creator; :00
SUPER=01-Corinne Hoisington/Teacher; :08
OUT Q=it's been incredible.
Hoisington's class recently won a state computer programming competition.
They've been on line for about two weeks.
Stick around there's more News 7 at Five to come--the Klassroom Kwiz champs
are taking on Chicago. Patrick Evans will tell us all about it.
and a little later--a 70s flashback features disco memories. We'll take you
to a farewell bash at THE club where the stars partied.
stocks bump next
Last year's Klassroom Kwiz champions are now fighting for their academic
honor in a small suburb of Chicago. It is the American Scholastic Network
Competition in Lake Forest, Illinois....
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/PATRICK
and Patrick Evans joins us live from Chicago to tell us more.
rollcue: we spoke with the tournament director early today.
IN Q=Part of
SUPER=01-Jim Gaver/ASCN Tournament Director;
OUT Q=see in Chicago
SUPER=03-Lake Forest, IL;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
health music under
Still to come on News 7 at Five--
It's going to be a great weekend if you're a soccer fan. Steve Mason will
explain in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
And on Health Check--
Mitral Valve Prolapse in women.
Unfortunately some are told the chest pains and racing heart is all in
IN Q=It's sometimes
(( IT'S SOMETIMES HARD TO DIAGNOSE AND WOMEN HAVE A LOT OF VAGUE SYMPTOMS A ND
GO TO INTERNISTS AND DOCTOS SAY IT'S NOT A PROBLEM, NOTHING IS WRONG, WHICH
ACTUALLY PRODUCES MORE ANXIETY. AND NONE EVER DETECTS IT UNTIL A MURMUR OR A
CLICK IS HEARD IN THE HEART.))
OUT Q=in the heart
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It can cause chest pain, a racing heart and fatigue- but it's not a heart
It affects mostly women and symptoms are often written off as "all in her
But, in fact, the cause is an abnormality of the heart known as
mitral valve prolapse.
Dr. Emily Senay reports on this common but sometimes overlooked heart
problem in women.
IN Q=Elise Carman was 25
SUPER=01-Elise Carman/Patient; :07
SUPER=01-Dr. Jill Kalman/Cardiologist; :55
SUPER=01-Dr. Emily Senay/Reporting; 2:00
OUT Q=Dr. E.S. CBS News, New York.
Elise Carman was 25 years old when she first felt chest pain.
IN Q=I was walking
((ELISE CARMAN: I WAS WALKING ACROSS THE STREET AND I HAD SORT OF AN ACHEY
PAIN AND I THOUGHT IT WAS MUSCULAR AT FIRST AND IT JUST DIDN'T GO AWAY AND
I SAT DOWN AND I SORT OF REALIZED THAT IT DIDN'T MATTER IF I TOUCHED IT OR
DIDN'T TOUCH IT DIDN'T GO AWAY AND
I HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY OF HEART PROBLEMS AND SO I THOUGHT I'M HAVING
A HEART ATTACK.))
OUT Q=a heart attack.
She wasn't having a heart attack...but she did have a problem with her
A valve in the left chamber--called the mitral valve --wasn't closing
properly--allowing some blood to flow backwards.
Mitral Valve Prolapse or M-V-P effects 6-percent of american women and is
believed to be more common in tall, slender women like Elise.
IN Q=The range of
((DR. JILL KALMAN/CARDIOLOGIST: THE RANGE OF SYMPTOMS CAN BE CHEST PAIN THAT
CAN BE QUITE SEVERE AND NOT LIMITING YOUR EXERCISE, PALPITATIONS, OR A
SENSATIONS OF FEELING YOUR
HEART BEAT EVEN SYMPTOMS OF DIZZINESS, ESPECIALLY IN STRESSFUL SITUATIONS.))
OUT Q=stressful situations.
But exercise isn't the culprit it can actually help with the symptoms.
IN Q=It's happened
((ELISE CARMAN: IT'S HAPPENED BOTH AT REST AND WHILE I'M WALKING BUT NEVER
WHILE I'M EXERCISING.))
Most women with MVP don't even know they have it because they have no
symptoms and even when they do, diagnosis isn't always easy.
IN Q=It's sometimes
((DR. KALMAN: IT'S SOMETIMES HARD TO DIAGNOSE AND WOMEN HAVE ALOT OF VAGUE
SYMPTOMS THEY'LL GO TO INTERNISTS AND THE DOCTORS WILL SAY THIS ISN'T A
PROBLEM...THERE'S NOTHING WRONG AND IT ACTUALLY PRODUCES MORE ANXIETY AND NO
ONE EVER DETECTS UNTIL A MURMUR OR CLICK IS HEARD IN THE HEART AND THAT'S WHY
IT CAN ACTUALLY BE VERY BOTHERSOME TO WOMEN BECAUSE DOCTORS ARE TELLING THEM
THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THEM AND THE SYMPTOMS ARE ACTUALLY REAL.))
OUT Q=actually real.
butt butt butt butt
IN Q=It tends to
((ELISE: IT TENDS TO HAPPEN WHEN I'M UNDER STRESS I HAVE A STRESSFUL JOB AND IT
TENDS TO HAPPEN A COUPLE TIMES A WEEK AND THEN I CAN GO MONTHS AND NOT FEEL
OUT Q=feel anything.
Having Mitral Valve Prolapse is rarely life threatening but if bacteria
gets into the bloodstream and attaches to the heart valve it can cause serious
problems so to prevent infection its' recommended that most women take
antibiotics before surgery or dental work.
The exact cause of the problem is not known but many experts think
Treatment usually isn't necessary but all women with MVP should get
regular follow-up to make sure the problem isn't getting worse.
Dr. Emily Senay, for CBS News, New York.))
In sports, hundreds of young soccer players will take the field for the
Crestar Festival Soccer Tournament. Steve Mason has a preview in tonight's Two
SUPER=230-; TWO MINUTE TICKER F6 TO START CLOCK.
Good afternoon everyone, we have 120 second for the ticker so lets get to it.
The 10th annual Crestar festival Soccer Tournament invades the valley tomorrow.
The brand new 350 thousand dollar Berglund Soccer complex is one of 5 sites
for the tournament that begins tomorrow morning at 7:30 and concludes Sunday at
Boys and girls teams will also play at Rivers Edge, Vineyard Park, Green
Hill Park and Hollins College.
IN Q="We have
((DANNY BEAMER/VALLEY YOUTH SOCCER DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Danny Beamer/Valley Youth Soccer Director; :00
OUT Q=....roanoke valley"
For Kentucky basketball coach Rick Pitino, his recent national championship
means ....been there done that and now it might be time to move on.
SUPER=03-Lexington, KY/Today; :00
Pitino, who has coached in the NBA, has been formally offered the New
Jersey nets job. He would take on the roles of head coach, general manager and
The New York native has been at Kentucky for 7 years and led the Wildcats
to the title last month. he is considering the offer.
IN Q="I have
((RICK PITINO/KENTUCKY BASKETBALL COACH:))
SUPER=01-Rick Pitino/Kentucky Basketball Coach; :00
OUT Q=...for a long time"
SUPER=03-Denver, Colorado/Last Night;
To the freezer. The Detroit Red Wing's gut check proved successful last night
as they beat Colorado 6-4 in game three of the NHL Western Conference playoffs.
The Avalanche leads the series 2-1.
Speaking of NBA gut checks, Utah, trailing Seattle 2 games to none, must take
one. They play game 3 tonight.
IN Q="We need
((JERRY SLOAN/JAZZ HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jerry Sloan/Jazz Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...compete against them"
coming up at six, Roy Stanley will tell us what's cookin at the Division
three baseball championships.
Hundreds of people donned their disco gear for Studio 54's last dance.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
At its peak in the '70s, the club was the mecca for dance fever.
The late Steve Rubell and his partner (e-IN) Ian Schrager opened the former
soundstage in 1977... and closed 20 months later, after they pleaded guilty to
But last night, Studio-54 was packed remembering and dancing like it used to
Gloria Gaynor performed her disco classic "I Will Survive."
The event was sponsored by a radio station. Tickets were 200 dollars a piece
and the profits benefit Aids research.
What's the future for studio 54? It's going to be turned into a virtual
reality family entertainment center.
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN tosses to jean)
(ad lib bye)