Next on News 7 at Five-
The FBI searches a muddy river today- looking for clues in the deaths of two
And Sharon Bottoms is back in court- fighting to expand visitation with her
Another fast moving system of fronts will bring clouds and rain to our
Thursday forecast. More on that coming up.
On Health Check-- shrinking hospital staff levels.... the quality of patient
All topics today, at a meeting of the Roanoke Valley Black Nurses
IN Q=i think
OUT Q=experienced here.
The bodies of the two girls from Spotsylvania were discovered yesterday
afternoon-- as authorities continue searching for the murder suspects.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon
Divers from the F-B-I Center at Quantico waded knee-deep in a muddy river
today looking for clues.
State highway workers mowing along a country road yesterday spotted the two
bodies floating in the South Anna River.
The bodies were tentatively identified as 15-year-old Kristine Lisk and her
12-year-old sister-- Kati. The two disappeared last Thursday just minutes after
arriving home from school.
Police have NOT said how the girls died or how long their bodies had been in
IN Q=This case is
((CAPT. PAT SULLINS/SPOTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THIS CASE IS EXTREMELY
IMPORTANT TO US AND THERE ARE THINGS KNOWN TO US AND TO THE ASSAILANT, AND WE
WILL NOT JEOPARDIZE THIS CASE BY MAKING THESE THINGS KNOWN TO THE GENERAL
SUPER=01-Capt. Pat Sullins/Spotsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.
OUT Q=general public.
The F-B-I, state police and sheriff's investigators from three counties are
investigating. Captain Sullins says they have some "very promising leads."
Sharon and Kay Bottoms were back in court today, fighting over visitation
rights with Sharon's five year old son.
Sharon Bottoms gave up her custody battle with her mother Kay last year --
after she'd lost years of appeals in Virginia courts because she is a lesbian.
Now she's trying to expand her visitation rights to include her lover April
Kay Bottoms' attorney says a 1986 Virginia case called Rowe versus Rowe
IN Q=Because they
((RICHARD RYDER/KAY BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: BECAUSE THEY SAID IN ROWE THAT THE
VISITATION COULD NOT TAKE PLACE WHERE THE HOMOSEXUAL LOVER WAS PRESENT. AND I
DON'T THINK THE ACLU'S ADVOCATING A DIFFERENT RULE FOR LESBIANS AND
((DONALD BUTLER/SHARON BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: THE OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE FROM THE
CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST WAS THAT IT WAS IN TYLER'S BEST INTERESTS THAT HE KNOW THE
OTHER PART OF HIS MOTHER'S LIFE. THAT IT'S GONNA HURT HIM MORE TO BE SHIELDED
SUPER=01-Richard Ryder/Kay Bottoms' Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Donald Butler/Sharon Bottoms' Attorney; :17
OUT Q=from it.
A three judge panel of the Virginia Appeals Court heard arguments today and
will rule in several weeks.
The longest Chrysler strike in 30 years may be coming to an end.
Chrysler and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement in a
A Chrysler spokesman says the agreement probably will go to
union members for ratification Friday.
The strike has idled 22-thousand workers at a Detroit engine plant
and other plants that have closed for lack of engines.
The dispute centered on Chrysler's plans to farm out about 250 jobs to an
Drugs are not just a Mexican Problem- or an American problem- They are a
problem for both.
SUPER=03-Mexico City, Mexico;
That was the message from President Clinton today- in Mexico City.
((THE ENORMOUS DEMAND FOR DRUGS IN AMERICA MUST BE STEMMED. WE HAVE JUST A
LITTLE LESS THAN FIVE PERCENT OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION YET WE CONSUME ONE
THIRD OF THE WORLD'S COCAINE. MOST OF WHICH IS FROM MEXICO.))
OUT Q=is from Mexico."
Later today the President will visit the Mexican pyramids.
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Traffic may be slow-going along a stretch of 460 tonight...after a tractor
trailer spilled its load.
And a little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- students at one Roanoke City school
have proof that science can be fun.
It's been known that child abuse leaves lasting scars.
But how many have lived through it and what kind of scars does it leave?
On Health Check-- a new study may lead to some answers.
Later on-- Patrick is checking out the makings of a good carnival.
A live report from Salem when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns.
The driver of a tractor trailer was seriously injured when his rig plunged
over a steep hillside in Giles County.
It happened around 5-30 this morning in the Bluffs section of route 460
between Narrows and Rich Creek.
Police say the driver was headed west when he apparently lost control.
((TROOPER STEVE HALL/VA STATE POLICE: FOR SOME REASON THAT WE STILL DON'T KNOW
YET, WENT OVER TO THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD, OVER THE CURBING GUARDRAIL
AND DOWN OVER THE EMBANKMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Trooper Steve Hall/Va. State Police;
OUT Q=over the embankment.
The driver, James Lee Browning of Wisconsin, was trapped in the cab for more
than two hours as rescuers worked to free him.
He's in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
One lane of eastbound 460 is expected to remain closed through most of the
evening as workers continue clearing the load of bulk mail.
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In Philadelphia, construction work was going fine for one crew-
until the row house they were working on collapsed-
One man fell 30 feet from the top story to the ground floor, and is
hospitalized with multiple fractures.
Another man was trapped in the rubble for an hour and a half before firemen
The crew was working on the top floor when the whole structure caved in.
It's still not clear what caused the collapse, though a gas leak was
reported at the home.
Saturday night's alright for Marilyn Manson in Richmond after all.
Richmond city council lost its fight to keep the shock rock band away.
So Virginia fans and opponents are gearing up for a show that advocates
everything from Satanism to sexual violence.
((JENNIFER ALLEN/EX-MANSON FAN: PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVE THINGS TO
BELIEVE IN..MARILYN MANSON ISN'T WHAT YOU WANT TO BE.))
((JOSHUA SIERK/MANSON FAN: IF HE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT AND SAY HE'S THE
ANTI-CHRIST I DON'T THINK HE'S REALLY SERIOUS BUT, I MEAN, THAT'S WHAT HE
SHOULD BE ABLE TO SAY.))
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((SAVE MARILYN MANSON LORD GOD, SAVE MARILYN MANSON... BLESS THIS PLACE LORD
SUPER=01-Jennifer Allen/Ex-Manson Fan; :00
SUPER=01-Joshua Seirk/Manson Fan; :14
SUPER=01-Shirley Jackson/Evangelist; :23
OUT Q=this place Lord God.
Evangelist Shirley Jackson has spent ten days at the city-owned Coliseum
praying for Marilyn Manson.
Tickets are still on sale.
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It's much more than a school carnival for the students and parents-- in
fact South Salem Elementary is trying to reach out to the community.
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At South Salem Elementary School they're getting ready for wild games in
the cafeteria and bake sales in the lobby, but the principal doesn't seem to
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As Patrick Evans reports, this is not an ordinary day at the school, it's
the annual PTA carnival--to raise money for some special projects.
SUPER=01-Cheri Keller/South Salem PTA;
SUPER=01-Mala Kesler/South Salem PTA;
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- a new contract is in the future for Express
Coach Frank Anzalone.
Following some age-old ideas, the government will soon begin studying the
effectiveness of a common plant,
as a possible treatment for depression.
And, you don't need to go much further than your own backyard, for St.
IN Q=The reason anything
((THE REASON ANYTHING HAS BEEN USED FOR THOUSAND OF YEARS IS BECAUSE THE
EFFICACY IS THERE. SOMEBODY JUST DIDN'T CREATE IT. IF IS HAD NO EFFICACY IT
WOULD HAVE FELL BY THE WAYSIDE YEARS AGO. ))
OUT Q=years ago.
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Good Evening, I'm Keith Humphry
Getting into serious financial trouble may be easier than you think.
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Often, it's a matter of living beyond your means.
Tonight at 6, we'll have the final part of our series, "On the Street, On
In 1994, Nic Harris had a job and an apartment.
But eventually, his drug problems and big spending habits left him homeless.
After a two- year stay at Total Action Against Poverty's Transitional Living
Center, Harris opened his eyes to the homeless problem.
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IN Q=It happens so quick
((NIC HARRIS: IT HAPPENS SO QUICK. AND I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT UNTIL I GOT HERE
IN T.L.C. THAT THERE ARE MANY, MANY PEOPLE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY THAT ARE
HOMELESS. AND IT'S NOT NECESSARILY THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ACROSS THE STREET. IT'S
FOLKS FROM ALL OVER.))
OUT Q=from all over
We'll have his story, plus advice to help you determine if you're a
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All that coming up in one half hour.
Thanks Keith we'll check it out.
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The world of nursing is changing fast.
Patients are sicker, hospital stays are shorter, and health care costs have
cut staffing at many hospitals across the country.
Eric Earnhart talked to some nurses about those challenges at today's
meeting of the Roanoke Valley Black Nurses Association.
IN Q=They met to talk about
SUPER=01-Brenda Hale/Retired Nurse; :14
SUPER=01-Jack Strunk/Husband of Patient; :45
SUPER=01-Rosa Hardy/Black Nurses Association; 1:10
SUPER=01-Deborah Hillman/VA Hospital Nurse; 1:30
OUT Q=EE, News 7
(( They met to talk about problems that hit particularly hard in the black
community... problems like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Problems that CAN be solved through prevention and education.
IN Q=with this information
((BRENDA HALE/RETIRED NURSE; WITH THIS INFORMATION NOT ONLY ARE WE HELPING IN
PATIENTS BUT WE'RE ABLE TO GO OUT AND HELP THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY))
OUT Q=throughout the community
These and other nurses are finding themselves more in the role of educators,
as hospital stays shorten, and they teach patients how to care for themselves
Shrinking staff levels are also a concern... nationwide.
Tuesday, the American Nurses association said hospitals were hurting patient
care with lower, and underqualified staffing.
Jack Strunk's wife died from surgical complications at a Cincinnati
IN Q=there was only one
((JACK STRUNK/HUSBAND OF PATIENT; THERE WAS ONLY ONE PERSON IN RADIOLOGY, I HAD
TO HELP THAT PERSON POSITION MY WIFE TO TAKE PICTURES, AFTER THAT WAS OVER WE
COULDN'T GET ANYBODY ELSE, A FRIEND OF MINE TOOK A CRASH CART, I PUT MY WIFE IN
A WHEEL CHAIR AND I HER TO ICU MYSELF))
OUT Q=to ICU myself
The President of Roanoke's Black Nurses Association says her floor at
Roanoke Memorial hospital has lost staff members, but they've managed to cope
without hurting patient care.
IN Q=It hasn't suffered a lot
((ROSA HARDY/ROANOKE VALLEY BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION; AND WE'RE TRYING TO
STAFF WITH TRAVELING NURSES TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE QUALITY CARE, AND PLUS THE
STAFF THERE HAS BEEN REALLY GREAT, I MEAN REALLY GREAT DOING OVER TIME TO SEE
THAT STAFFING NEEDS ARE MET. ))
OUT Q=needs are met
And one nurse, from a Richmond V-A hospital says the economic reality is,
current staff levels aren't likely to change.
IN Q=I think that what we're
(( DEBORAH HILLMAN/VA NURSE; I THINK THAT WHAT WE'RE CHALLENGED TO DO IS TO
DEAL WITH WHAT WE HAVE, AND THINK OF HOW TO WORK SMARTER INSTEAD OF HARDER))
OUT Q=older Geriatric patients
And the way to do that, nurses say, is use experienced nurses to their
fullest potential, and for everyone to keep training and learning.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
It's been known that child abuse leaves lasting scars.
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A report in today's Journal of the American Medical Association finds that
of two-thousand women randomly chosen for a survey, one in five report abuse
either physically or sexually as children.
These women were four times more likely to attempt suicide-- and 50-percent
more likely to be abused as adults.
IN Q=When a child
((DR. XAVIER AMADOR/N.Y. STATE PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE: "WHEN A CHILD IS
PHYSICALLY OR SEXUALLY ABUSED THEY BEGIN TO INCORPORATE A VERY DIFFERENT SENSE
OF THEMSELVES. THEY SEE THEMSELVES AS SOMEHOW CAUSING IT.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Xavier Amador/N.Y. State Psychiatric Institute; :
OUT Q=causing it.
This is being considered an important study on just how many women may
have been abused, and the consequences later in life.
New prescription drugs have enabled some depression patients to conquer
their sometimes crippling symptoms.
Now, an herbal treatment may work just as well for some-- and with fewer
Hypericum Perforatum is usually known as St. John's Wort.
For centuries, people have believed in its powers.
German studies on its medicinal properties convinced best-selling author
and psyciatrist Harold Bloomfield that Hypericum should be looked into.
His latest book is called "Hypericum and Depression."
IN Q=A lot of people
(( DR. HAROLD BLOOMFIELD/PSYCIATRIST: A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO COULD NOT TOLERATE
THE SYNTHETIC ANTI-DEPRESSANT IN TERMS
OF SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION TO DIFFICLUTIY SLEEPING OR OTHER SIDE EFFECTS FOUND THAT
HYPERICUM WAS VERY EFFECTIVE.))
(( DR WILLIAM HARLAN, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: WE THINK ITS EVERY
PROMISING BUT IT REMAINS TO BE DETERMINED.JUST HOW VALUABLE IT WILL
BE...PARTICULARY. HOW VALUABLE IN THE MODERATE AND SEVERE DEGREES OF DEPRESSION
RATHER THAN JUST IN THE LOW PERIODS OF ONE'S LIFE WHICH IS WHERE IT HAD BEEN
TESTED PREVIOUSLY. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Harold Bloomfield/Psychiatrist; :02
SUPER=01-Dr. William Harlan/National Institutes of Health; :16
OUT Q=tested previously.
Long term studies are set to get underway in the U-S-- but results won't be
known for several years.
It's important to note that not all forms of the herb work.
And the first step of course, for anyone suffering depression, is to see a
Newsweek is recalling a recent special issue on children.
The edition, titled "Your Child" suggests in a feeding chart that infants
can eat raw carrot chunks or zwieback toast at age five months.
But pediatricians say while babies that age can eat pureed foods, they
could choke on something solid like a raw carrot.
The issue will be reprinted and re-distributed.
Time now for sports, the Boston Celtics are in the news again today--
Mike has the latest on the struggling N-B-A team.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek two minute sports ticker.
It's been a hectic week for the Boston Celtics. Yesterday the team hired
Rick Pitino for a reported $70 million dollars, and now it looks like they are
about to lose their greatest player ever, Larry Bird.
The Indiana Pacers are set to offer Bird the team's vacant head coaching
position and pay him $4 million dollars a year to do the job.
One report says Bird will coach at least two years and then take over the as
director of basketball operations.
The announcement will not come until Friday after Pitino has been introduced
The NBA playoffs continue tonight in the west with semi-final action in
The Rockets lead the Sonics one game to none, but are expecting a physical
((CHARLES BARKLEY/HOUSTON FORWARD:))
((SHAWN KEMP/SEATTLE FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Charles Barkley/Houston Forward; :00
SUPER=01-Shawn Kemp/Seattle Forward; :13
OUT Q=...THE RIGHT WAY."
The Heat hosts the Knicks in game one of their semi-final in the East
The NHL stanley cup playoffs resume tonight in the two series with the Flyers
trying to take a three games to none lead on the Sabres, and the defending cup
champion Colorado Avalanche looking to take a similar advantage on the Oilers.
SUPER=03-New York/MSG - Last Night; :00
Last night Esa Tikkanen scored two goals including what turned out to be the
eventual game winner in the second period on this putback.
The Devils thought they had tied the game with just over seven and a half
minutes to play on Doug Gilmore's goal on the right side of the crease.
But after going to the video replay the goal was wiped out on a crease
And from the top view you can see that Gilmore on left side,was not in the
crease; but his teammate was in the blue area.
Closer to home the Roanoke Express board of directors has voted in favor of
extending head coach Frank Anzalone's contract for the 1998-99 season.
Anzalone, who has one year remaining on his current contract; now has a two
year deal with the Express.
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Coming up at six; tennis news, everything from an update on the W & L women
to the Lu Merritt Open; see ya then.
Today, some young scientists at a Roanoke Elementary School were learning
that fun can be part of the formula.
This afternoon, more than 350 students at Garden City Elementary enjoyed a
program of science experiments inspired by the "Mr. Wizard" television program.
Mr. Wizard himself didn't make it, but Jenny Braddock delivered an eye-
opening lesson and an important message.
IN Q=That they get excited about it
((JENNY BRADDOCK/MR. WIZARD'S ASSISTANT: THAT THEY GET EXCITED ABOUT IT. THAT
THEY KNOW IT CAN BE FUN AND IT CAN BE INTERESTING FOR THEM. IT'S NOT JUST
SOMETHING THAT YOU MEMORIZE FOR A TEST.))
SUPER=01-Jenny Braddock/Mr. Wizard's Assistant;
OUT Q=memorize for a test.
After her visit to western Virginia, Braddock was bound for Tennessee for
more visits with schoolchildren there.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--
Join Connie Stevens for our local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime--
tonight at 10 on WEFC.
Have a nice evening... Goodnight