Straight ahead on News 7 at Five-
A jury decides a verdict for the man accused of killing his wife and
wounding his daughter.
In Texas- people are allowed back home after a deadly tornado.
And we'll meet the new Captain Kangaroo.
Spotty showers are moving through southwest Virginia at this hour. Our
forecast continues to be cloudy and cool.
On Health Check-- the state's top politicians were getting physical in
Richmond today-- we'll tell you about the new Commission on Physical Fitness.
The latest in surgical options for treating hernia.
And kids and headaches.
Migraines are more common in children than you might think.
A jury reccommends a sentence for Michael Knowles after finding him guilty
Then, family members embrace following the verdict.
Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Michael Knowles has been sentenced to life plus 83-years in prison.
Today a Montgomery County jury found him guilty of murdering his wife, and
trying to kill a police officer.
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Joe Dashiell reports tonight from the Montgomery County Courthouse with more
on the verdict and the reaction to it.
(roll cue: "...six of the eight charges he was facing." )
IN Q=we the jury
SUPER=01-Vanessa Knowles/Victim's Daughter; :18
SUPER=01-John Michael Knowles/Victim's Son; :36
OUT Q=go on with our lives.
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Authorities in Baltimore say Archie William Cooper was responsible for a
rape, a beating, THREE stabbings and an auto theft yesterday.
He was on the loose until Virginia State Police spotted him
at the Ironto rest stop early this morning... and took him into custody.
Cooper is originally from the New River Valley...
but he spent much of his childhood in the care of Betsy Hodge in Roanoke
She's not surprised by his alleged crime spree... because Cooper,
apparently, is no stranger to jail.
IN Q=He done
((BETSY HODGE/COOPER'S FRIEND: HE DONE SOME STEALIN'. HE WAS IN... JUVENILE
AUTHORITY HAD HIM. THEN HE RAN AWAY FROM RICHMOND. THEY FOUND HIM AND HE'S BEEN
IN AND OUT OF TROUBLE ALL OF HIS LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Betsy Hodge/Cooper's Friend;
OUT Q=all of his life
Cooper will be arraigned tomorrow morning in Montgomery County Domestic
Prosecutors told the Timothy McVeigh jury its time to render judgement- a
judgement of guilty.
During closing arguments, prosecutor Larry Mackey reminded jurors of the
He asked jurors the question "who are the real patriots and who is the
Next it's the defense turn-
Stephen Jones says he's prepared.
((STEPHEN JONES/MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY: WE WORKED LATE LAST NIGHT AND EARLY THIS
MORNING. SOME PEOPLE IN THE OFFICE STAYED ALL NIGHT WORKING AND SO WE'RE
SUPER=01-Stephen Jones/McVeigh's Attorney;
OUT Q=and so we're ready."
Defense closing arguments began just a few moments ago.
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The secret tobacco talks continue -- without input from Virginia.
Former Congressman and Lieutenant Governor candidate L-F Payne says he'd
like to see Virginia in on the talks.
But he supports Attorney General Jim Gilmore's decision NOT to join the
lawsuits against the tobacco companies.
IN Q=The 30 states
((L.F. PAYNE/D-CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOVERNOR: THE 30 STATES WHO ARE INVOLVED ARE
SPEAKING FOR ALL 50 STATES. AND CONSEQUENTLY WE'VE GOT PEOPLE FROM OUTSIDE OF
VIRGINIA WHO ARE REPRESENTING US. AND I JUST THINK WE'D BE MUCH BETTER OFF
HAVING OUR OWN ATTORNEY GENERAL INVOLVED IN THIS AS OPPOSED TO SOMEBODY FROM
ANOTHER STATE SUCH AS CALIFORNIA OR NEW JERSEY OR WHEREVER THOSE ATTORNEY
GENERALS MAY BE FROM.))
OUT Q=be from.
Payne is asking Gilmore to get Virginia involved... and says he's doing so
at the request of tobacco farmers from Southside.
IN Q=Well you'd
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WELL YOU'D HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW YOU GET TO THE TABLE.
OTHER THAN I SUPPOSE THE ONES WHO ARE SUING ARE AT THE TABLE. WE HAVE OUR
POSITION OBVIOUSLY AS VIRGINIANS.))
OUT Q=as Virginians.
Attorney General Gilmore says his office is closely monitoring the
negotiations and keeping in touch with congressional leaders about any
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The victims of the Texas tornado return to what's left of their homes. That
story next on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
On a lighter note, this man may not look familiar, yet... but he's the new
Captain Kangaroo coming soon to a t-v near you.
On Health Check-- the latest installment in the fight against mutating
germs building resistance to antibiotics....and new guidelines for hospitals.
This week's Growin It, nurses tomato plants.
Some tips for your garden, when the news continues.
Tornado victims are being allowed back to what's left of their homes in
In many cases, there's nothing.
A twister this week wiped out much of the community.
Some are angry authorities would not let them back sooner.
((AL CLAWSON/JARRELL RESIDENT: WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET TO OUR PROPERTY AND DO
WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO GET ON WITH OUR LIVES THANK YOU VERY MUCH.))
SUPER=01-Al Clawson/Jarrell Resident;
OUT Q=thank you very much.
And the gruesome task remains, of identifying the 27 bodies found in
((LAUREEN CHERNOW/TEXAS DEPT. OF SAFETY: THE IDENTIFICATION PROCESS IS
EXTREMELY TIME CONSUMING BECAUSE UNFORTUNATELY IN MANY CASES THE BODIES ARE
SUPER=01-Laureen Chernow/Texas Dept. of Safety;
OUT Q=ARE BADLY DAMAGED."
A Red Cross worker says many of the survivors are still in shock.
The jury's gone home for the day in the Megan Kanka murder case.
She's the little girl who's murder led to laws against sexual predators.
Jesse (Ti-menda-kwas) Timmendequas could face the death penalty if he's
Kanka's murder prompted a national effort to protect children from sex
Timmendquas had been convicted of sex crimes two times before he moved to
the neighborhood where the family lives.
The state's second-highest ranking official says he supports a renewed push
to ban unrestrained children from riding in the back of pickup trucks.
Governor George Allen has twice vetoed pickup truck legislation.
But Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer says he supports restraints in the back of
pickup trucks, and would push to pass that legislation if elected governor.
IN Q=We've seen what
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: WE'VE SEEN WHAT AN INAPPROPRIATE AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT OR THE
FACT THAT THE SEATBELT DOESN'T FIT RIGHT ACROSS THEM CAN DO TO A CHILD IN THE
FRONT SEAT OF A CAR. IF WE'RE WORRIED ABOUT RESTRAINTS IN CARS, WE CERTAINLY
SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT KIDS UNRESTRAINED IN THE BACK OF A PICKUP TRUCK.))
OUT Q=a pickup truck.
Beyer was in Lynchburg today, speaking to students in a government class at
E-C Glass High School.
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Tomatoes can be found in most everyone's backyard gardens, but can your
plants prosper despite this cool spring weather?
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Despite the cooler than usual spring we've had, gardeners are tending the
fields, hoping to coax their plants into producing early.
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Today Patrick Evans talks with a Master Gardener about making your plants
thrive, and getting the most from your vegetable plot this season.
SUPER=01-Al Rodeck/Former Master Gardener;
Growin It Sponsor
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker...thousands of sixth-graders spent the
afternoon at a baseball matinee in Lynchburg.
On Health Check-- severe headaches are being diagnosed more in children.
Not because they're having more headaches, but because parents and doctors
are more sensitive to the reality that the problem does occur in kids.
IN Q=I missed almost
((I MISSED ALMOST ALL OF MY EIGHTH GRADE YEAR AT SCHOOL.
HALL: BECAUSE OF HEADACHES?
CHERYL: BECAUSE OF HEADACHES.))
OUT Q=because of headaches (2X)
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Good Afternoon I'm Keith Humphry-- here's a look at what you'll see tonight
on NEWS-7 at SIX.
SUPER=03-Newport News/Last Night;
An agreeable group of lawyers is running for attorney general in the
We'll help you tell them apart -- despite some strikingly similar views --
by way of highlights from last night's debate.
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Plus more news of the day-- in about 40-minutes on NEWS 7 at SIX.
thanks Keith, we'll be watching.
Virginia's heads of state were bobbing more or less to the beat today.
Governor George Allen and First Lady Susan Allen joined the governor's
cabinet and some eager supporters for a little aerobics today at the State
TV fitness maven Denise Austin is the Governor's chairperson for his new
Commission on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Her message is that exercise is easy.
IN Q=I just
((DENISE AUSTIN/FITNESS GURU: I JUST WAKE UP A HALF AN HOUR EARLIER BEFORE THE
KIDS GET UP. I GET MY HALF AN HOUR DONE IN THE MORNING AND I FEEL ENERGIZED
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I THINK THAT IF YOU'RE PHYSICALLY FIT, IT RELIEVES
STRESS, MENTAL STRESS. IT OBVIOUSLY CAN HELP PREVENT INJURY.))
SUPER=01-Denise Austin/Fitness Guru; :00
OUT Q=prevent injury.
The fun and frolics in Richmond come in the face of the facts that
Virginia's gotten fatter under George Allen.
23- percent of Virginia women were overweight in 1993.
That number's now up to 30.
More worry in the medical community about mutating germs, turning into
It's a Japanese baby at the center of concern tonight.
During a heart operation the boy was infected with a strain of
staphylococcus bacteria that has developed resistance to the antibiotic
That's the only drug that still worked against it.
Staph A is everywhere-- it can cause serious infection if it gets into a
wound or incision.
And according to one expert at the Centers for Disease Control, it has a
frustrating ability to become immune to antibiotics.
IN Q=They developed
((FRED TENOVER/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL: THEY'VE DEVELOPED RESISTANCE TO
MOST OF OUR COMMONLY USED DRUGS. VANCOMYACIN WAS THE ONE DRUG THAT SEEMED TO
REMAIN POTENT AGAINST THESE PARTICULAR STRAINS ))
SUPER=01-Fred Tenover/Centers for Disease Control; :
OUT Q=particular strains.
***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART***
The bacteria is a primary source of infections in hospitals.
IN Q=The implications
((DR. LEWIS DRUSIN/NEW YORK HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGIST: THE IMPLICATIONS ARE
THAT WE COULD THEORETICALLY HAVE INFECTIONS THAT WERE OUT OF CONTROL VERY GREAT
DIFFICULTY TREATING. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Lewis Drusin/NY Hospital Epidemiologist; :
OUT Q=difficulty treating.
The C-D-C is drafting new precautionary guidelines for hospitals to deal
with this microscopic threat, and there are a couple of experimental
antibiotics that at least in the lab-- do appear to be effective against this
More than 700-thousand people undergo hernia repair surgery in this country
A Dutch study in today's New England Journal of Medicine focused on those
with inguinale hernias-- a weakness or tear in the tissues of the groin that
can let the intestines slip through.
The study found patients who underwent laproscopic surgery suffered less
pain, recovered faster, and developed fewer infections.
IN Q=I never expected
((RENE TESTA/LAPROSCOPIC HERNIA PATIENT: I NEVER EXPECTED IT WOULD BE SO SIMPLE
AND RELATIVELY PAIN FREE. ))
((DR. MARC BESSLER/COLUMBIA-PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER: MOST IMPORTANTLY YOU
FIND SOMEONE WHO IS VERY EXPERIENCED AND EXPERT IN THE TECHNIQUE T0 PERFORM
SUPER=01-Rene Testa/Laproscopic Hernia Patient; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Marc Bessler/Columbia-Presbyterian Med. Center; :05
OUT Q=to perform it.
Most people consider severe headaches such as migraines an adult illness,
but that's not the case.
Better than half of adults who have migraines had their first one as a
IN Q=Nat SOUND
SUPER=01-Melissa Koppel/Migraine Patient; :06
SUPER=01-Elise Schwartz/Mother of Migraine Patient; :23
SUPER=01-Jonathan Schwartz/Migraine Patient; :31
SUPER=01-Dr. David Rothner/Cleveland Clinic Neurologist; :45
OUT Q=to be evaluated.
IN Q=NAT SOUND
((MELISSA KOPPEL: WHEN I GET A MIGRAINE I USUALLY FEEL NAUSEOUS AND LIKE I'M
GOING TO THROW UP. ))
OUT Q=throw up.
Melissa Koppel is only seven years old.
Her migraines began at age three about-- the same age they started for
IN Q=He looked
(( ELISE SCHWARTZ, JONATHAN'S MOTHER: HE LOOKED LETHARGIC, MAYBE A LITTLE PALE,
GLASSY EYED AND HE WOULD LAY DOWN. HE WAS VERY LIGHT SENSITIVE, SOUND
SENSITIVE. HE SAID THE HEADACHES WERE ON ONE SIDE OF HIS HEAD.
JONATHAN SCHWARTZ, 14: IF THE MEDICINE DOESN'T STOP THEM, THEY CAN LAST FROM
FOUR TO TEN HOURS.))
OUT Q=to ten hours.
As many as one out of five children get migraines.
So, how do you know if your child is having a problem that needs medical
IN Q=If the parent
(( DR. ROTHNER: IF THE PARENT SEES THE MEDICATION IN THE MEDICINE CHEST GOING
DOWN VERY RAPIDLY, IF THERE'S A CHANGE IN THE WAY THE KID'S SCHOOL GRADES ARE,
IF THE KIDS IS WALKING AROUND HOLDING THEIR HEAD OR MOPING THEN THE PARENT
SHOULD BE ASKING THE CHILD, WHAT'S BOTHERING YOU. IF IT COMES OUT THERE ARE
FREQUENT HEADACHES, THAT HAS TO BE EVALUATED. ))
OUT Q=to be evaluated.
After the onset of puberty teenage girls are more prone to migraines.
Some have found biofeedack to be an effective alternative treatment, in
cases where stress in considered a contributing cause of headaches.
It's a technique where patients listen to their own bodies and learn how to
relax by changing their heart rate, blood pressure and other physiological
Let's now talk sports-- where baseball dominates tonight's Ticker.
Mike has afternoon highlights from the big leagues as well as the Carolina
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Welcome folks to the Thursday afternoon two minute sports ticker.
The NBA playoffs continue tonight in the West as the Jazz tries to eliminate
Houston and earn the right to play the Bulls in the Finals.
Chicago took out the Heat last night.
The red hot Baltimore Orioles finally hit a snag today. There game with the
Tigers was postponed by rain.
The Yankees and Blue Jays were able to play in Toronto in the sky dome.
SUPER=03-Toronto/Yankees vs. Jays; :00
This day belonged to the Yankees and Tino Martinez, who opened the scoring
for New York with this single to right field that drives in Wade Boggs to make
it 1-to-nothing Yanks.
Martinez would later hit his 20th homer of the year, and boost his RBI total
to 56 with this solo shot in the
He's now hit a homer in three straight games.
The Yanks also got awesome pitching from David Cone, who struck out 12, and
allowed just five hits in seven innings.
The Yankees win it 4-to-nothing.
Cone has the American League lead with 97 strikeouts this season, one more
than Randy Johnson who fanned 15 last night.
Lynchburg and Wilmington are separated by just one game in the Carolina
League standings. The two hooked up today in a rare 11 o'clock matinee.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Blue Rocks vs. Hillcats;
To historic City Stadium we go, where most of the capacity crowd consisted
of school kids celebrating "Just Say No to Drugs" day at the park.
Over 3000 sixth graders from Lynchburg City and five neighboring counties
got to take in today's game.
The 'Cats gave them their money's worth, touching Blue Rock starter Todd
Thorn early and often. Tony Robinson gets things started in the first, lining
this shot off the wall in left center for a standup double.
Then watch Aramis Ramirez crack this 2-run blast deep over the scoreboard
and into the trees. Craig Wilson also homered in the inning to give Lynchburg
a 3-zip lead after 1.
Then in the 4th, Erskine Kelly sends a shot down the line in left. Morgan
Walker will try and score all the way from first. He beats the throw, but
loses style points on the slide. 4-nothing Hillcats.
Kelly trotted home on this Abraham Nunez single for a 5-run advantage, and
the Hillcats hang on in the late innings for a 9-7 win.
SS=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Coming up at six tonight, William Byrd came up short in its bid to win the
state tennis title today.
We'll have that story plus tell you about an unusually close shave on the
Have a nice evening everybody.
Jean is coming back with more News 7 at five right after this.
go to break
The all new Captain Kangaroo was introduced today:
IN Q=tHE ALL NEW
((THE ALL NEW CAPTAIN KANGAROO....MUSIC CAPT. KANAGROO ))
OUT Q=MUSIC...CAPT. KANGAROO.
John McDonough beat out one thousand others to revive the children's show,
which ran for nearly 40 years until 1993.
"The All New Captain Kangaroo" program features some familiar characters,
including Mr. Green Jeans, Mr. Moose, Bunny Rabbitt and Grandfather Clock on a
Treasure House set.
It hits the airwaves in September.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- we'll see you later, Goodnight