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VO-NAT


The nursing shortage jeopardizes babies in intensive care, according to Community Hospital nurses who ARE there.
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ANCHOR=Keith


Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: we'll see what they say and hear from the hospital's spokeswoman.
And a call for the Governor to quit over the Confederate heritage proclamation. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports we'll check in on some first round scores at the Masters.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Steve Mason will have a final look at the Roanoke Express in today's Roundhouse Wrap.
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TALENT=Robin
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Another cold forecast, this one has frost thrown in. The complete details just ahead.

Neonatal-Unit


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=Carilion


Some nurses in Carilion's neonatal intensive care unit say the hospital's tiniest patients are in danger.
They're asking the State Health Department to investigate.
Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Microwave


Eric Earnhart joins us from Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital with details.
Live=Eric Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Eric1;


Keith, The state requires a ratio of 1 nurse for every 2 and a half babies in the neonatal intensive care unit.
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Nurses say since Carilion "re-engineered" staffing at its hospitals, the nurse to baby ratio has dropped well below that mark.
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Officials with the State Health Department's Center for Quality Health Care Services won't confirm or deny that an investigation is underway, but will say nurses in the unit have called over the past six months, complaining about staffing...
A spokesperson says the nurses were told...

"If they would give us information about problems with patient outcomes or any issues that would cause poor patient care we would be glad to investigate."

One neonatal nurse, who doesn't want her name used, says she has given the Health Department information about the risk of poor patient care.
She says staffing regularly dropped below the required two and a half to one ratio, down to 3 or 4 to one.
And she said it's talking it's toll on employees...

"The nurses are maxed out, 40 hours overtime over 2 weeks is not unusual. I've heard staff say it's not safe anymore."

Carilion disagrees, saying they have NOT dropped below state staffing standards, but have increased staffing in the unit to compensate for a sharp rise in the number of babies...

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((BETH MYER/CARILION SPOKESPERSON; WE'VE BUMPED THE 36 HOUR EMPLOYEES UP TO 40 HOURS, AND PART-TIMERS ARE GETTING MORE HOURS WHEN THEY'RE WILLING, AND WE'RE ALSO HIRING ADDITIONAL NURSES.))))
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Live=Eric Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Myer says Carilion is not aware of any health department investigation.
And we should also note the "re-engineering" of hospital staffing is behind a recent push for nurses to unionize.
Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Microwave




NAACP-SCLC


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Virginia's leading black civil rights groups are calling on the Governor to resign because of a proclamation expressing pride in Confederate history.
George Allen's would-be successors are weighing in on the issue too.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SUPER=03-Richmond; :08
SUPER=01-Rev. Curtis Harris/Southern Christian Leadership Conf.; :11
SUPER=01-Salim Khalfani/Va. NAACP; :22
SUPER=01-Ken Stroupe/Governor's Spokesman; :36
SUPER=@Ellen2; :51
SUPER=01-Linda Byrd-Harden/Va. NAACP; :59
SUPER=@Beyer1; 1:10
SUPER=@Gilmore1; 1:19
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Governor Allen's office now says it's the third year he's proclaimed pride in the Confederate cause -- without mentioning slavery.
The civil rights groups say they're appalled but NOT surprised.
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((REV. CURTIS HARRIS/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONF.: THAT THE GOVERNOR WILL TAKE TIME TO REMIND US THAT WE ARE NOT FREE YET.))
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sot 01:27:40

((SALIM KHALFANI: WE HAVE HERE IN THE WORDING...LIBERTY FOR WHOM?))
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sot 01:57:55

((KEN STROUPE/GOVERNOR'S SPOKESMAN: THERE ARE ALL MANNER OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH THAT HAVE REQUESTED PROCLAMATIONS. THE GOVERNOR HAS GLADLY ISSUED THEM. THERE WAS EVEN ONE PROCLAMATION FOR MUSLIM HOLY DAY OF RAMADAN.))
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The NAACP says its gotten 25 to 35 hate calls since NEWS 7 first ran the story yesterday... and it will ask the FBI to investigate.
sot 01:21:34

((LINDA BYRD-HARDEN: HE IS A GOVERNOR OF SOME OF THE PEOPLE SOME OF THE TIME. AND WE NEED TO HOLD POLITICIANS ACCOUNTABLE WHO ARE SOMETIMES LEADERS, AND SOMETIMES FASCISTS.))
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So what about the candidates for the job?
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((BEYER: AND I THINK IT'S VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE DO THINGS THAT BRING US TOGETHER RATHER THAN THINGS THAT DIVIDE US.))
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But would they sign the Confederate proclamation?
Beyer says he hasn't read it.
sot 03:23:48

((GILMORE: I BELIEVE THAT GOVERNOR ALLEN AND I HAVE PUT THE COMMONWEALTH ON THE RIGHT TRACK AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE THIS FORWARD MOTION. Was that a yes or a no?))
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sot 03:24:32

((GILMORE: AS WE RECOGNIZE MUCH OF THE HISTORY OF THIS COMMONWEALTH WE ALSO HAVE TO RECOGNIZE MATTERS LIKE IN FACT THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY AS WELL.))
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But a Washington Post reporter repeated the question-- would he sign the proclamation?
sot 03:25:14

((I THINK I'VE ANSWERED THE QUESTION. I don't believe you have. WELL I BELIEVE I HAVE.))
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The civil rights group says it will continue asking.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Timmy-Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Timothy Stocks


Nineteen year old Timmy Stocks wept on the witness stand as he apologized for a car crash that killed a Covington man last year.
Despite that apology Botetourt County Circuit Court judge George Honts sentenced the teenager to 17 years in prison today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./September 30;


Stocks pled guilty to second degree murder in January.
Stocks was leading police on a high- speed chase when he crossed the center line on Route 220 and struck a car being driven by Timothy Mays. Mays was killed. Stocks was driving a stolen car.
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Day-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Roanoke police say a double shooting last winter was indeed a murder suicide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-December 27, 1996


Two men were found shot to death inside a Day Avenue apartment last December.
Police say gunshot residue tests have determined that 54-year-old Spencer Dickason killed 44-year-old Odell Hairston, and then shot himself.
Investigators offered no information on a possible motive.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-- welfare reform hits home. We'll find out why some people are losing their food- stamp benefits.
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And growers survey the damage to fruit crops after last night's late- season cold snap.
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Frost-Damage


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=Deep Freeze


Fruit growers in western Virginia are assessing the damage from a spring freeze and they may have more nervous nights ahead.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell reports tonight from Bent Mountain, where the cold weather may have claimed a large share of the apple crop.
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((((YOU SEE WHAT'S BROWN INSIDE AND YOU SEE THAT APPLE'S DEAD. SOME OF THESE BACK BLOOMS ARE DEAD.))
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Apple blooms that were bright white 24 hours ago, are now turning brown... but that doesn't mean the crop is ruined.
Ben Ikenberry won't know for a few days just how bad the damage really is, but in the Botetourt County orchard, the temperature stayed in the upper twenties overnight... and he says there are signs that much of the fruit survived.
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((BEN IKENBERRY/IKENBERRY'S ORCHARD: I'VE CUT FRUIT ON TREES THAT HAVE SCORCHED BLOOMS, AND THEY STILL HAVE SOME LIVE APPLES, SO I THINK IT DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE AS BAD AS IT LOOKS.))))
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Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave




Gibriel


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Robert Khatib


He's done it again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Robert Khatib posted a 100-thousand dollar bond for a fellow middle-eastern businessman HE believes is innocent.
Riyadh Gibriel was co-owner and manager of Mixer's Restaurant and Lounge in Salem.
SUPER=03-Salem/April, 1994


The Saudi Arabian native is charged with hiring members of the Abed family to set fire to the place to collect insurance money.
Khatib had already put up his Brown Derby restaurant to bail out Gibriel's partner, Ahmad Thiab.
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


He says it's a humbling experience to run for governor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Republican Jim Gilmore filed over 24- thousand signatures today to get his name on the primary ballot.
He also sharpened his campaign wit over opponent Don Beyer's new targeted tax cut plans.
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((I JUST THINK IT'S VOLVO ECONOMICS. YOU KNOW A NEW U-TURN EVERYDAY.))
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VO-NAT


Gilmore's the only candidate for governor in the June 10th GOP primary.
Democrats will nominate Don Beyer by convention.
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Food-Stamps


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


Welfare reform coming out of Washington is changing the rules about how food stamps are distributed, and who is eligible.
SS=Food Stamps


While the regulations were designed to make the system more efficient, not everyone agrees they're for the better. Kimberly McBroom reports.
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SUPER=@Kimberly1; :30
SUPER=01-Corrine Gott/Roanoke Social Services; :50
SUPER=01-Callie Simmons/Food Bank Volunteer; 1:12
SUPER=07-Tim Sigmon; 1:32
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OUT Q=McBroom, News 7


((Like many couples, Tim and Sabrina Sigmon struggle with expenses as they raise their four- year- old son, Dusty. But now that both are working, they say the government is threatening to cut their food stamps and medical insurance.
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SOT tape 3 10:30:48

((SABRINA SIGMON/FOOD STAMP RECIPIENT: THEY DON'T LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING OUT IN BILLS. THEY JUST LOOK AT WHAT'S COMING INTO THE HOUSEHOLD. AND I TOLD HER-- I SAID, THERE'S MORE GOING OUT THAN COMING IN. ))
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The latest welfare changes are sharply reducing the number of stamps for those WITHOUT CHILDREN.
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SOT tape 2 03:22:15

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: NEW REGULATIONS STARTED MARCH FIRST, REQUIRING ABLE- BODIED ADULTS, AGES 18 TO 50 WITHOUT DEPENDENTS BE LIMITED TO THREE MONTHS OF FOOD STAMPS WITHIN A 36 MONTH PERIOD-- UNLESS THEY ARE WORKING. ))
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THAT new rule means some 400 Roanoke households are now ineligible for food stamps.
So what will be the long- term effects?
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((CORRINNE GOTT/ROANOKE SOCIAL SERVICES DEPT.: IT'LL REDUCE THE COST OF THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM. BUT WILL IT REDUCE THE PROBLEMS? I WILL SAY NO, IT WILL INCREASE THE PROBLEMS.))
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two-shots here tape 2
Gott says the "problems" include homelessness, urban crime, and higher demand on emergency food sources. food bank video
The Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank is already seeing an increase.
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SOT 10:34:18 tape 1

((CALLIE SIMMONS/FOOD BANK VOLUNTEER: IT'S FAMILIES-- IT'S SINGLE WOMEN THAT HAVE FIVE AND SIX CHILDREN-- SOME OF THEM GOT SEVEN. AND I WOULD SAY IT'S HARD. BUT THROUGH IT ALL, I BELIEVE IT WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF. ))
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Tim Sigmon hopes so--
In the meantime, he's not apologizing for counting on government assistance to support his family.
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SOT tape 3 10:38:05

((TIM SIGMON/FOOD STAMP RECIPIENT: I DON'T FEEL BAD ABOUT IT, BECAUSE THAT'S ADDED EXTRA HELP. IT MAKES A DOLLAR GO FURTHER, AND I CAN'T LOOK IN MY BABY'S EYES AND TELL HIM HE'S GOING TO GO HUNGRY TONIGHT. ))
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Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


Stocks lost ground on Wall Street today.
The Dow was off 24 points.
NASDAQ dropped 13 and a half points.
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Va-Colleges


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Education


The number of students expected at Virginia's four year colleges and universities in the year 2001 has dropped 17 thousand from estimates made just two years ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


In fact, projections from 1992 are off by almost 63- thousand students... or three times the enrollment of the University of Virginia.
State officials say they're merely doing a better job of predicting college needs.
They say the new numbers DON'T mean more students are rejecting college than in the past.
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Johnston-House


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=None


Visitors to the regular Thursday open house at Pearisburg's historic Andrew Johnston house found the doors locked.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pearisburg;


The home-- built in 1829-- closed today for renovations.
Most of the exterior work is finished.
Now the historical society is ready to get to work inside, in the hope of reopening this summer.
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((JEAN DAVIS/GILES CO. HISTORICAL SOCIETY: WE OF COURSE DON'T KNOW WHAT CONDITION THE WALLS ARE IN BUT WE HAVE SOMEONE ADVISING US ON SOME OF THAT WORK. IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT UNTIL YOU GET INTO IT YOU DON'T KNOW THE EXTENT OF IT. ))
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VO-NAT


The society is also planning to hire a consultant to help set up the new museum still under construction next door.
And it will soon begin collecting artifacts.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, We'll talk with Virginia Tech quarterback Al Clark who will start for the Hokies this year.
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VO-NAT ENG#


As usual the pro golfers are battling the course in the first round of the Masters.
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S-Masters


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ST5-27
GRAPHIC=Masters


The Tempeture was 60 degrees as the golfers teed it up this morning at the Masters. The greens were slick and several golfers managed to break even par early in the round.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Augusta, GA; :


And as you well know, you don't want to hit the ball above the hole on the course. But veteran Arnold Palmer did and he showed the youngsters how to make a putt from that area on the green.
But while Palmer made his, Others like Greg Norman failed to come close on this putt Norman's ball rolled past the cup and almost off the green the shark had to settle for a double bogey on the hole.
Paul Azinger is the leader in the clubhouse he shot 69 for a first round score of 3 under par.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Fred Couples leads a group that includes Lee Jenzen and Stuart Appleby at even par.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-1
GRAPHIC=Express


The Express has packed up and left the Roanoke Civic Center to begin a little soul searching during the off-season.
SS=round house wrap up full


Steve Mason addresses some issues surrounding the end of the franchises 4th year in this season's final edition of Round House Wrap Up.
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S-Clark


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF96-2
GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL


The Virginia Tech Hokies have a few more practices in front of them before wrapping up Spring drills next Saturday with the Maroon and White game at Lane Stadium.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


Al Clark, the Hokies heir apparent to Jim Druckenmiller at quarterback has stayed away from the media this Spring, preferring to concentrate on earning the starting job.
But now that he's done just that, Clark is opening up.
This afternoon he said he's anxious to take over the team.
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((AL CLARK/VA. TECH QUARTERBACK:))
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OUT Q=...POSITIVE THINGS."
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Clark says he's pleased with the progress he's made this spring, but admits he's not yet at the top of his game.
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((AL CLARK:))
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S-Cooke


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-4
GRAPHIC=Jack Kent Cooke


A private ceremony was held today as hundreds of mourners paid tribute to Washington Redskin Owner Jack Kent Cooke.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Upperville/WUSA; :


Cooke died over the weekend of cardiac arrest. Among those attending the ceremonies were Former redskins coach Joe Gibbs, Dallas owner Jerry Jones N-F-L commissioner Paul Tagliabue.
Governor Allen and former Governor Doug Wilder were also there.
Cooke's son John said the new stadium would be named Jack Kent Cooke Stadium to honor his father.
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