The FBI comes up with a profile that may help lead to the person who killed
Sharon Bottoms is back in court.
Plus the Virginia Horse center moves into the national limelight.
And you've heard of heavy metal band. How about a heavy metal dress for this
News 7 is next.
F-B-I experts have now put together a profile of the person who killed two
They say the killer was probably fascinated with adolescent girls and may
have stalked others before selecting his victims.
The girls disappeared Thursday.
Their bodies were found yesterday.
More details at eleven.
Sharon Bottoms is back in court- This time fighting for expanded visitation
of her son Tyler.
Bottoms says she wants her lesbian lover to have visitation rights as well.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
F-B-I experts have put together a
profile of the person who killed two Spotsylvania sisters.
They say the killer was probably fascinated with adolescent
girls and may have stalked others before selecting his victims.
The FBI profile says the killer is a man who was under great stress before
the girls disappeared, either at work, home or school.
And experts say he's probably avidly following news coverage of the case.
Byron Pitts has more on the case from a town that's now living in fear.
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SUPER=01-Marshall Winn/Found Bodies; :33
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OUT Q=CBS News, Washington."
((LITTLE GIRL: I DON'T GET KIDNAPPED. I DON'T WANT TO GET KILLED
CAPT. PAT SULLINS/SHERIFF'S DEPT:
WE'RE NERVOUS, SCARED.
Scared because two sisters were murdered, their bodies discovered in a river
beneath an overpass 40 miles from home.
15 year old Kristin and 12-year old
Katie lisk had ben missing 5 days. police believe they were abducted from home
less than an hour after they stepped off their school bus last Thursday. A
state highway roadcrew found them Tuesday.
MARSHALL WINN/FOUND BODIES: WHEN YOU SEE IT IT JUST AWFUL. I JUST HOPE
THEY CATCH WHOEVER, YOU KNOW, DONE THIS TERRIBLE THING.
Investigators waded through water waist deep in search of clues, a motive
murky as the river's bottom.
As for the girls' parents, they remain in seclusion, grieving the death of
their only children. Grief that has gripped an entire town. Byron Pitts, CBs
A transient carnival worker charged with murder in four states- was
convicted today in one.
A Florida jury found Glen Rogers guilty of slashing a woman to death- after
offering to give her a ride from a bar.
Rogers could get the death penalty in Florida.
He's also charged with killings in three other states.
The Army's top enlisted man says he did not do it.
Sergeant Major Gene McKinney was accused today of sexual misconduct.
((SGT. MAJOR GENE MCKINNEY: I WANT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO KNOW. I WANT THE
SOLDIERS TO KNOW. I HAVE DONE NO WRONG IN THESE CHARGES.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Maj. Gene McKinney/U.S. Army;
OUT Q=in these charges.
McKinney says he will fight the charges.
Sharon Bottoms is back in court- This time before the Virginia Court of
And THIS TIME the fight is over visitation with her son.
Bottoms gave up the custody battle for her five year old son last year...
after a round of UNsuccessful appeals.
That means her mother, KAY Bottoms still has custody.
But Sharon's visitation rights prevent her partner, April Wade, from being
near her son.
IN Q=Well for
((RICHARD RYDER/KAY BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: WELL FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN TYLER WAS THREE
YEARS OLD, THEY WERE TEACHING HIM TO CALL APRIL WADE DADDY. AND I DON'T THINK
THAT'S PROPER FOR A CHILD.))
((DONALD BUTLER/SHARON BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: TYLER USED TO USE THE WORD DADA TO
DESCRIBE ANY OBJECT BEFORE HE LEARNED TO SPEAK. AND THIS IS ONE OF THE MANY
THINGS THAT THEY'VE PICKED UP ON TO THROW OUT THERE TO TRY AND INFLAME THE
((APRIL WADE: WE'RE TRYING TO GET SOMETHING ACCOMPLISHED HERE THAT REALLY HAS
NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT HE HAD TO SAY TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Richard Ryder/Kay Bottoms' Attorney;
SUPER=01-Donald Butler/Sharon Bottoms' Attorney; :12
SUPER=01-April Wade/Sharon Bottoms' Partner; :24
OUT Q=a child.
The court must decide if sexual orientation should play a part in parental
That ruling may be several weeks away.
There's NO stopping them.
Shock rock band Marilyn Manson's coming to Virginia Saturday...and the
prayers have already started at the Richmond Coliseum.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=Lord save
SUPER=01-Joshua Sierks/Manson Fan; :17
SUPER=01-Shirley Jackson/Evangelist; :25
SUPER=01-Jennifer Allen/EX-Manson Fan; :50
SUPER=01-Jane Eden/Manson Ticketholder; 1:04
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
((NAT SOUND EVANGELIST
((LORD SAVE MARILYN MANSON. LORD SAVE ALL THE CONCERTGOERS, LORD GOD.))
Evangelist Shirley Jackson has been here for ten days.
She'll be here Saturday night.
And if past concerts in other cities are any indication, she won't be alone.
sot 09:57:52 Plan 9 tape
((JOSHUA SIERKS/MANSON FAN: I THINK IT'S JUST PEOPLE DASHING ON FREE SPEECH.
I THINK IT'S LIKE CHURCH PEOPLE THAT JUST WANT TO MAKE A FUSS ABOUT
sot tape two 20:36:26
((ALICE JACKSON/EVANGELIST: I DON'T BELIEVE ANY OF THEM ARE GONNA GO SOMEWHERE
AND COMMIT SUICIDE. I DON'T BELIEVE THAT. AND I DON'T BELIEVE....THEY HAVE A
RIGHT TO SPEAK OUT...I KNOW MARILYN MANSON'S GONNA BE SAVED.))
Jennifer Allen may NOT be saved-- but she's NO longer a fan.
sot 10:29:28 Plan 9 tape
((JENNIFER ALLEN: WHEN YOU REALLY STARTED LISTENING TO THEIR LYRICS, I FOUND
THEM VERY OFFENSIVE. THEY TALKED A LOT ABOUT CHILD MOLESTATION, GRAPHIC
VIOLENCE, SATANISM WHICH I DISAGREE WITH.))
Jane Eden just snatched up two tickets.
sot TAPE TWO 20:01:13
((JANE EDEN/MANSON TICKETHOLDER: I DON'T KNOW. I'M PROGRESSIVE. I LIKE
PROGRESSIVE, ALTERNATIVE MUSIC. I MEAN THEIR VIDEOS ARE FREAKY AND STUFF LIKE
THAT, BUT ALSO ARTSY.))
Artsy like KISS was?
Parents remember that era.
Is Marilyn Manson a parent's worst nightmare in the late 90's?
sot TAPE TWO 20:02:45
((JANE EDEN/MANSON TICKETHOLDER: OH NO. OH NO, NO, NO. JUST CAUSE THEY HAVE
A LOT OF PUBLICITY AND THE PEOPLE THAT ARE MAKING A CONTROVERSY ABOUT IT ARE
GIVING THEM MORE PUBLICITY.))
sot STANDUP TAPE TWO 20:41:12
((BECAUSE OF THE CONTROVERY OVER THIS CONCERT, CITY COUNCIL IS LOOKING INTO A
RATING SYSTEM FOR ACTS THAT WOULD PLAY AT THE CITY-OWNED COLISUEM...IN OTHER
Well, if they can't make out the lyrics, they may just enjoy the show.
sot 09:58:01 PLAN 9 TAPE
((JOSHUA SIERKS/MANSON FAN: IT'S GOT A LOT OF POWER. IT'S GOT A STRONG BEAT.
AND IT'S DARK. SORT OF INDUSTRIAL KIND OF STUFF.))
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7, a new device could shed some light on painless
and how close is the average person to being homeless? They may be closer than
you think..Kim McBroom takes a look in part three of her series On the Street,
On the Edge.
wx ad lib
MUSIC UP FULL
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GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll
Who's ahead in the race for Lieutenant Governor.
The latest NEWS-7/Mason-Dixon poll puts former Democratic Congressman L-F
Payne on top in the Lieutenant Governor's race.
Payne pulls a 36-percent to Republican John Hager's 30-percent.
But 34- percent of likely voters are still undecided.
The poll came two days after Republican Coleman Andrews dropped out of the
In the Attorney General's race, only two of the four Republicans are out of
the single digits.
Mark Earley has 14 percent, Ken Stolle (STAH-lee) comes in with 13 percent.
Jerry Kilgore has only nine-percent.
Gil Davis shows up at five-percent.
But Davis says he's ready to spend one million dollars of his own money on
TV ads before the June 10th primary.
Meanwhile, Democrat Bill Dolan narrowly beats Davis and Kilgore in a
head-to-head match-up... but is just edged out by Earley and (STAH-lee) Stolle.
GRAPHIC=On the Street, On the Edge
A credit card in your wallet is NOT the same as cash in your pocket.
Financial counselors say people get into trouble by relying too much on
those credit cards.
Over-spending is even more dangerous when it's followed by a job loss, or
other unexpected events.
That could leave many people just one step away from homelessness.
Kimberly McBroom has more in the final part of her series, "On the Street,
On the Edge."
IN Q=Nic Harris grew up
SUPER=07-Nic Harris; :13
SUPER=01-Ed Garretson/Consumer Credit Counseling Services; :54
SUPER=01-Donna Norvelle/Roanoke Human Development Coord.; 1:40
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( Nic Harris grew up in the Roanoke Valley, but his addiction to drugs and
subsequent addiction to spending eventually made him homeless in his hometown.
SOT tape 6 1:02:20
((NIC HARRIS: IT WAS VERY EASY FOR ME TO SAY THREE YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS USING,
"ME? HOMELESS? JOBLESS? NAH! NEVER HAPPEN!". ))
A college graduate, working full- time, Harris had a car and an apartment
of his own.
But he says his addictive personality made him believe it wasn't enough.
SOT TAPE 6 0:54:18
((NIC HARRIS: IF IT MEANS TURNING IN A PERFECTLY GOOD CAR THAT WAS ALREADY
PAID FOR, IN MY NAME, FOR A BRAND SPANKING NEW ONE THAT I COULDN'T AFFORD,
THAT'S OKAY. I'LL AFFORD IT SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD. THAT'S WHEN I ENDED UP
GETTING INTO FINANCIAL TROUBLE. ))
Financial counselors say working people, like Harris, who try to live
beyond their means, are among their most frequent clients.
SOT tape 1 10:27:53
((ED GARRETSON/CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICES: I WOULD GUESS THAT WE
DON'T SEE ANY MORE THAT ARE ON THE LOWER INCOME, THAN WE DO THAT ARE ON THE
HIGHER INCOME. I THINK THAT IT'S PRETTY WELL SPREAD ACROSS THE ECONOMIC
Consumer Credit Counseling Services is a non- profit agency, offering money
management classes and free financial advice to people falling into the red
SOT TAPE 1 10:30:50
((ED GARRETSON/CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICES: THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE WE
HELP BY HAVING THEIR CREDITORS REDUCE THEIR PAYMENT LOAD, SO THAT THEY CAN
CATCH UP ON WHAT THEY OWE. ))
PRE- PRO HERE
But how do you know if you're at risk?
Garretson has these warning signs--
arguing with your spouse over money, nearing your credit limit, borrowing to
pay for items you used to buy with cash, and being UNaware of your total debt.
end pre- pro
SOT TAPE 7 9:34:18
((DONNA NORVELLE/ROANOKE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT COORD.: WHEN THEY FIRST SEE
THEMSELVES WITH THE FIRST LITTLE RED NOTICE THAT THEY MIGHT GET, I WOULD
ENCOURAGE THEM TO TALK TO THAT COMPANY-- WHETHER IT BE THE UTILITY COMPANY OR
LATE NOTE FROM THE LANDLORD-- PAY ATTENTION TO IT AT THE ONSET. DON'T LET
THOSE BILLS KEEP PILING UP.))
shots of nic climbing indoor rock wall
Nic Harris was one of those living on the financial edge.
But after a two- year stay at the Transitional Living Center, he's working
This time for Roanoke City Parks and Rec, proving you CAN climb your way
back up the ladder of success.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.
No more excuses for not going to the dentist-
The government's approved the first laser to repair cavities.
Most patients tested did not require local anesthesia.
The F-D-A says its as safe and effective as a drill, and the fillings last
just as long.
For now though, the laser can not be used on children for fear it could
damage the sensitive inner pulp on their teeth.
Newsweek is recalling its issue on babies- because of a mistake.
The article mistakenly recommends that parents feed infants as young as five
months old carrot chunks and other foods that can cause choking.
Newsweek says the mistake was made by a copy editor working on two items at
the same time.
The magazine is being reprinted and will be on store shelves next month.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Stay with us, a friend of Mister Wizard comes to school to make science
class a little more fun,
and from Pennsylvania, we'll see how a homemade dress turned a high school prom
into a heavy metal affair.
MUSIC UP FULL
It took a lot of time and money to bring the Virginia Horse Center to life.
And one of the men who made it happen was honored tonight at the Bonnie Blue
Andrew Freiden reports.
IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=01-Howard Anderson/Former State Senator; :13
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :23
SUPER=01-Robert Reel/Executive Director;:35
SUPER=01-Keith Cupp/Kentucky Resident;:51
SUPER=01-Elmon Gray/Former State Senator;1:04
OUT Q=AF, News7, Rockbridge County.
((NAT SOUND OF UNVEILING.))
State Senator Howard Anderson's influence helped land the Virginia Horse
Center in Rockbridge County. Now the building bears his name.
((HOWARD ANDERSON/FORMER STATE SENATOR: WE'LL, I'M TERRIBLY FLATTERED. I
DON'T FEEL LIKE I NECESSARILY DESERVE IT. BECAUSE IT TOOK AN AWFUL LOT OF
PEOPLE TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT'S BEEN DONE HERE. ))
Organizers say the center was built to be a prize winning facility.
And over the years, the Center's reputation has grown, attracting more and
That's a far cry from 10 years ago.
((ROBERT REEL/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE STARTED OUT THAT YEAR WITH ABOUT 5 EVENTS
AND THIS YEAR OF 1997, WE HAVE 96 EVENTS AND THE VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER. SOME
230 DAYS OF PROGRAMMING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.))
Horse enthusiasts come from far and wide, and bringing with them their
((KEITH CUPP/KENTUCKY RESIDENT: THEY COME FROM KENTUCKY-- EVEN FROM THE
NORTHEAST, AS FAR AWAY AS VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE. MORE LOCALLY AS WELL.))
((ELMON GRAY/FORMER STATE SENATOR: WE GOT AROUND 1.5 MILLION IN STATE TAXES,
AND 1/2 MILLION LOCAL AND ALL THOSE JOBS. THERE ARE ABOUT 1 THOUSAND HOTEL
ROOMS THAT HAVE BEEN ADDED SINCE THE CENTER HAS BEEN PUT IN.))
((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER:LEXINGTON KENTUCKY IS CONSIDERED BY MOST PEOPLE TO BE
THE CENTER OF THE HORSING COMMUNITY. BUT HERE IN LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA THE
VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER CONTINUES TO MAKE A NAME FOR ITSELF. ANDREW FREIDEN,
NEWS 7, ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY. ))
Lots of girls make their prom dress, but Elizabeth Frey feels sure she's the
only one who did in metal shop.
The 17 year old junior at a Pennsylvania high school made her dress out of
sheet metal plates which she riveted to thick black canvas.
It weighs about five pounds, BUT Frey had to sell school officials on the
They were afraid the dress wouldn't be appropriate, but once they saw it,
they gave Frey the go ahead.
She even made a matching metal bowtie for her date.
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SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/And Cool/38-40/Increasing Clouds/With Showers/68-70;
SUPER=333-Increasing Clouds/Light Winds/38-40/Mostly Cloudy/Afternoon
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/And Chilly/35-45/Showers Likely/Late/65-70;
The Salem Avalanche not only won last night but they beat Kinston on the
road with a 3-to-nothing no hitter.
Steve Shoemaker and Mike Zolecki combined for 15 strikeouts.
Remember last month Lariel Gonzalez and Scott Randall combined on another
Salem no hitter.
The New York Knicks have taken the home court advantage away from the Miami
after stopping the Heat in game one of their Eastern Conference semi-final.
SUPER=03-Miami/TNT - Game One; :00
Last night Pat Riley and his team had an eight point cushion in the third
quarter when Allen Houston ignited a 22-to-3 New York run with his three point
Then late in the third, Charlie Ward dished inside to Patrick Ewing for the
jam and an 11 point New York lead.
Miami would close the gap into single digits, but Patrick put it away with
SUPER=32-New York/88/Miami/79/Knicks Lead 1-0;
the monster throwdown in the closing seconds.
New York win it 88-to-79.
The Philadelphia Flyers are one game away from eliminating the Sabres.
Last night they beat Buffalo 4-to-1 to take a 3 games to none lead in the
best of seven series.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/espn2; :00
Eric Lindros, Dale Hawerchuk, Rod Brind'amour and Eric Desjardin scored for
Philly, and goalie Garth Snow almost had a shutout.
Look at the fluke goal from Darryl Shannon. It hits the top of Snow's stick
and bounces in the net.
A big but expensive hurdle in the Hartford Whalers move to North Carolina by
next season was cleared yesterday, as the State's development authority voted
in favor of letting the team out of its agreement with the state, but at a cost
of $23 million bucks.
Closer to home the Roanoke Express's board of directors has offered Frank
Anzalone a one year contract extension.
Once he accepts the deal he will be under contract to coach the Express
through the 1998-99 season.
Anzalone is the only coach in the franchise's history.
In four years his teams have won 150 games and never had a losing season.
The Cave Spring boys soccer team wrapped up the district regular season
in style tonight by dominating Pulaski County 7 to nothing.
Steve Mason has the one sided story.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Cougars vs. Knights; :00
SUPER=01-Don O'Hair/Scored Three Goals; :26
SUPER=01-Dustin Morse/Held Dalton Scoreless; :53
SUPER=34-Cave Spring/7/Pulaski Co./0; 1:03
SUPER=01-Bruce Mahan/Cave Spring Head Coach; 1:21
OUT Q=..News 7 sports"
(( No one expected this kind of night. Cave Spring would score a touchdown
and an extra point in goals.
Some were checking there cameras.
Not even Pulaski's soccer version of Dennis Rodman could intimidate the
Knights Don O'Hare. The senior, who did not play soccer until this season,
registered, not one, not two, but three goals for his first ever hat trick.
While O'Hare received a shower for his showing; teammate Dustin Morse was
doing the dirty work; checking unlucky number 13;Pulaski's Brad Dalton; the RVD
player of the year candidate.
Dalton was held scoreless while his defense fought off a barrage of Cave
But before the first half was over; the Knights lead 5-nothing. Joe
Slack put home goal number 5 on the nice header. Cave Spring coasted for much
of the second half and O'Hare finally earned a wrest as the Knights top Pulaski
7 to nothing.
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
The Salem Spartans stayed in contention for the Blue Ridge district baseball
regular season title today with a win over Northside.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Spartans vs. Northside; :00
The Vikings were hoping to rattle Salem's cage on the Vikes home diamond.
But this one was over almost before it started. Salem got 7 in the top of
the first, and another in the top of the 2nd on this throwing error to first.
it was 8-to-1 before the Vikings knew what hit them.
Salem's R.J. Beckwith drove in this run with a single as Jeff Akers crosses
the plate, and the Spartans move to 12-and-2 in the district with the 11-to-1
Still to come tonight, news from Radford University concerning a former star
hoop player, and one who is about to be.
Plus, this former great may be getting into coaching in his home state.
Wake Forest hired Charlene Curtis as the university's new women's head
Charlene, who is a William Fleming graduate,
coached the women at Radford University from 1984 to 1990 - producing 121 wins
over that period.
She also was a star player at RU, and she is charter member of Radford's
sports hall of fame.
She has been an assistant at U-Conn for the past two years, and before that
she was the head coach at Temple.
While that was refreshing news for Radford University - word that women's
standout basketball player Kim Hairston is quitting the team is not.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Big South Tournament; :00
Hairston, who played high school basketball at Bassett, has decided to
leave Radford after this school year. Sources say the rising junior was unhappy
at RU and that she has contacted several schools to inquire about transferring.
She appears headed to Richmond.
Hairston was the Big South Freshman of the year two years ago and this past
season she lead the Lady Highlanders in scoring with 12.9 points per game.
The Boston Celtics got Rick Pitino Tuesday, but by Friday they may not have
Reports in Boston and Indianapolis yesterday say Bird will accept an offer to
coach the Indiana Pacers and then take over as the club's director of
Bird has never coached in the NBA, but the Pacers are ready to pay him $4
million a season. The formal announcement should come on Friday.
A science assembly at Garden City Elementary school served up more than a
mouthful of fun, and several surprising experiments.
A pretzel-eating contest tested the students' ability to analyze facts and
High-flying helicopters demonstrated the principals of air pressure.
And a balloon filled with hydrogen gas provided the grand finale.
IN Q=A lot of them
((JENNY BRADDOCK/MR. WIZARD'S ASSISTANT: A LOT OF THEM USUALLY ASK ME WHAT SORT
OF THINGS I USED TO DO THAT. AND I ALWAYS TELL THEM TO GO TO THE LIBRARY TO
LOOK IT UP, BECAUSE THAT'S THE BEST WAY TO FIND OUT AND THEY CAN LEARN THAT WAY
BY EXPLORING IT.))
SUPER=01-Jenny Braddock/Mr. Wizard's Assistant;
OUT Q=by exploring it.
Braddock warned the students not to try some of the experiments at home,
but she says it's important for children to understand that science can be fun,
not just something they must memorize for a test.