F-B-I experts have offered a profile of the person they believe is
responsible for the murders of two sisters from Spotsylvania County.
The bodies of 15- year- old Kristin Lisk and her 12- year- old sister Kati
were found Tuesday in Hanover County, 40 miles from their home.
Police believe they were abducted less than hour after they stepped off
their school bus last Thursday.
Officials say whoever killed the sisters was probably fascinated with
adolescent girls and may have stalked others.
Three murders in the midwest have been connected to one suspect.. and
police are looking for him across the country this morning.
Andrew Cunanan's alleged murder trail began in Minneapolis April 27th, with
the discovery of a man beaten to death inside a warehouse.
The warehouse's owner was found dead last Friday.
And on Sunday, a Chicago Millionaire was found beaten to death in his
Police think Cunanan's motive may have been to kill his sexual partners,
because friends say he found out he's H-I-V positive.
Another day in court for Sharon Bottoms- This time she's fighting 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; :18
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.
A fire early in the week forced dozens of elderly people to evacuate their
Only two residents at the Melrose Towers apartments were hurt.
But concerns have been raised about safety procedures, since some people
didn't follow the evacuation plan.
Yesterday's annual refresher course on fire safety probably could NOT have
come at a better time.
IN Q=A good percentage
((BOB MEYER/ROANOKE ASSISTANT FIRE MARSHAL: A GOOD PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE ARE
WELL PREPARED. I THINK A PROBLEM MAY EXIST WHEN A PERSON COMES OF AGE OR
BECAUSE OF ILLNESS OR SICKNESS THAT THEIR ABILITY TO DO CERTAIN FUNCTIONS
DURING AN EMERGENCY SITUATION MIGHT BE LIMITED.))
SUPER=01-Bob Meyer/Roanoke Assistant Fire Marshal;
OUT Q=be limited.
The fire department plans to tighten up a hall monitor plan where volunteers
make sure their neighbors evacuate the building safely during a fire.
The driver of a tractor trailer was seriously injured when his rig plunged
over a steep hillside in Giles County.
It happened yesterday 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-Steve Hall/Virginia 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 still listed in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
One lane of Route 460 was closed all day-- as road crews cleared the bulk
mail scattered along the highway.
Richmond officials tried to put a stop to it, but shock rock band Marilyn
Manson will perform Saturday...and the prayers have already started at the
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 CONTROVERSY OVER THIS CONCERT, CITY COUNCIL IS LOOKING INTO A
RATING SYSTEM FOR ACTS THAT WOULD PLAY AT THE CITY-OWNED COLISEUM...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.))
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll
The race for Lieutenant Governor is heating up.
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
T-V 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.
Religious conservatives are weighing in with their support.
Pat Robertson has already given five thousand dollars to Chesapeake Senator
Mark Earley's campaign.
And yesterday, the nationally-known Family Research Council endorsed Earley,
under its newly-formed political action wing "Campaign for Working Families."
IN Q=We wanted
((WE WANTED WITH THE FIRST CAMPAIGN THAT WE GOT INVOLVED IN TO SEND A MESSAGE
ABOUT THE KIND OF CANDIDATES WE WERE LOOKING FOR. AND AS WE LOOKED AROUND THE
COUNTRY, THERE JUST WASN'T A BETTER EXAMPLE OF A CANDIDATE THAT WAS COMMITTED
TO FAMILY, FAITH, AND FREE ENTERPRISE.))
OUT Q=free enterprise.
Earley's an architect of parental notification for minor abortions and
welfare reform in Virginia, and an advocate of the so-called parents' rights
Students at Garden City Elementary found out that learning can be fun...and
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.
Defense lawyers for Timothy McVeigh today plan to cross-examine an F-B-I
analyst about phone records which the
prosecution says connect McVeigh to the Oklahoma City bombing.
Timothy McVeigh's finger prints and handwriting have been linked to a
telephone credit card that is now central to the case.
Prosecutors contend the phone records trace McVeigh's movements as he
traveled across the country in the months before the bombing.
Defense attorneys argue there is no proof McVeigh actually made the phone
A sentencing hearing begins at
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, today for an Army drill sergeant convicted of
forcing a kiss on one trainee and having sex with another.
Sergeant Steve Holloway faces up to seven years in prison.
And a soldier the army had appointed to look into the service's sexual
harrassment problems is now facing sexual misconduct charges himself.
Gene Nckinney, the army's top enlisted man is accused of indecent assault and
McKinney denies the charges.
He has been suspended from his post pending an investigation.
This Saturday Marilyn Manson will take the stage in Richmond.
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.))
NAT SOT 20:30:47
((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.
GRAPHIC=Virginia Horse Center
A lot of time and money went into securing the Virginia Horse Center in
Officials honored one of the men who made it possible last night at the
Bonnie Blue Horse Show.
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. ))
GRAPHIC=Mornin health check
In this morning's health check-- the field of nursing is changing fast.
GRAPHIC=Black nurses assoc.
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 at a meeting of the Roanoke Valley Black
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))
(toss to bump)
Residents in Spotsylvania County have been gripped with fear in the wake of
the murder of two sisters who were apparently abducted from their home last
Byron Pitts has an update on the story, as the local police and the F-B-I
begin the hard search for the killer.
SUPER=03-Spotsylvania Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Marshall Winn/Found Bodies; :42
SUPER=01-Byron Pitts/Reporting; 1:19
OUT Q=BYRON PITTS, CBS News, Washington
IN SCHOOL AND AT THE BUS STOP, PARENTS AND CHILDREN IN THIS SMALL VIRGINIA
TOWN HAVE A NEW NEIGHBOR: FEAR.
(SOT, LITTLE GIRL, DON'T WANT TO GET KILLED)
(SOT, 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.
(SOT, MARSHALL WINN, FOUND BODIES, "WHEN YOU SEE IT IT JUST... 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.
(SOT, SULLINS AGAIN)
AS FOR THE GIRLS' PARENTS, THEY REMAIN IN SECLUSION, GRIEVING THE DEATH OF
THEIR ONLY CHILDREN. GRIF THAT HAS GRIPPED AN ENTIRE TOWN.
BYRON PITTS, CBS NEWS SPOTSYLVANIA, VA.))
A fight over visitation rights with her five- year- old son brought Sharon
Bottoms back to court yesterday.
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 partner
Kay Bottoms' attorney says a 19-86 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 yesterday
and will rule in several weeks.
The nation's largest home improvement chain may coming to our area.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/File Tape;
Home Depot confirms it's "seriously looking" in the Roanoke area.
A source familiar with the situation says Home Depot has an option on
property near the Hershberger Road exit on interstate 5-81.
Home Depot says it has a 14- percent share of the home improvement center
An average store has 200 employees, mostly full- time.
Home Depot adds it has a reputation of being one of the country's higher-
Science is fun.
That was the message a traveling program taught students at a Roanoke
Yesterday afternoon, more than 350 students at Garden City Elementary
enjoyed a program of science experiments inspired by the "Mr. Wizard"
Mr. Wizard himself did NOT 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.
The Philadelphia Flyers are flying high with a 3-0 lead in the Eastern
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
wipe to boards!!!
SUPER=0096-j/New York/88//Miami/79//East Semi-Final Game
1/j/Seattle/106//Houston/101//West Semi-Final Game 2/;
SUPER=0092-j/Atlanta/3//Florida/2//10 Innings/j/San Diego/6//Chicago/3///;
SUPER=0092-j/New York/4//Houston/1////Philadelphia/7/j/St. Louis/14///;