Trouble now with oxygen aboard the Space Station Mir.
The health department cites one hospital for problems at its nursery.
Plus the man who gets your children to school safely- is getting ready to
And we'll check out a one hundred pound watermelon.
News 7 is next.
The oxygen generator is back up and running.
That's the word tonight after another serious problem aboard the space
station Mir. At one point today both the primary and backup generators were not
Why do women stay if their husband is abusing them? Tongiht we'll find some
answers in part one of a special series.
Plus the health department finds some problesm with one hosptials nursery.
And take a look at this- a watermelon that weighs over 100 pounds in
We'll see you for News 7 at Eleven.
Another major problem aboard the Space Station Mir.
Both the primary and the backup oxygen generators broke down today-
TONIGHT there is one report that one generator is back up and running- but
that has not been confirmed.
Richard Threlkeld explains what went wrong-
SUPER=01-Richard Threlkeld/Reporting; (whenever!)
((For a time this evening...both of MIR's oxygen systems...the
primary system..and the backup system...failed.
Since a June collision with an unmanned supply ship...the crew
had been using so-called oxygen canisters...which burn like candles and supply
oxygen. But that system broke down tonight...so the crew resorted to
it's main system...which had been turned off.
But that system also failed, apparently from overheating.
U.S. space agency officials said tonight that even with both
systems off...quote..."this is a not a critical issue" for the
crew...since there are several days supply of ambient oxygen in
the space station.
In any event...if the oxygen situation were to become
serious...the crew could always evacuate the MIR in their escape
To further confuse things...a new wire report from Moscow
tonight...quoting a Russian Mission Control spokesperson...said
that the crew had managed to reconnect the primary oxygen
system...and that ....quote.."there is no oxygen problem on MIR
Space officials said the MIR crew is now asleep and there will be
no further word on the status of the space station's oxygen
system until morning. Richard Threlkeld CBS News, Moscow.))
Carilion Roanoke Memorial hospital has been cited for staffing violations in
one of it's nurseries.
The Health Department conducted a surprise inspection in April after several
They found staffing shortages existed on 34 days in the Intermediate Care
They also found nurses walking past dirty equipment in the nursery, which
was not covered or stored in a protected environment.
The head of the department says these are minor infractions, and the
problems have been solved.
IN Q=when this became known
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Allen/Neonatology Director;
OUT Q=four to six years
Carilion also set up a "dirty equipment room", to safely store used medical
gear until it can be cleaned.
The state report says there is no indication any patients were harmed by the
A mother and child shot outside their Danville home still struggle with
pain and fear ...
An assailant's bullet blinded Mary Martin in one eye and she says her ten
children and grandchildren are still afraid and clinging to her side.
Tina Tenret has the story.
IN Q=Mary Martin
SUPER=04-August 11; :04
SUPER=01-Daniel Martin/Shooting Victim; :13
SUPER=01-Mary Martin/Shooting Victim; :32
OUT Q=News7, Danville))
((Mary Martin suspects someone deflated her tire in advance, forcing her to
stop that night ...
a man shot her from behind then shot her 7-year-old son Daniel right outside
their Campbell Street home.
((DANIEL MARTIN/VICTIM: ME AND MY MOM WAS GOING TO WORK. WE WAS FEELING BUMPS
GOING UP THE ROAD AND THEN SHE GOT OUT TO CHECK THE TIRE. ONE WAS FLAT AND A
MAN CAME UP AND STARTED SHOOTING.))
OUT Q=started shooting
pictures of gunshot wounds
Daniel describes the suspect as tall and skinny.
But Mary Martin has no idea who would want to hurt her.
IN Q=If I did said
((IF I DID SAID OR DID ANYTHING, ALL THEY GOTTA DO IS COME TO ME WITH IT
BECAUSE I'M NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT WILL HOLD A GRUDGE AGAINST ANYBODY.
AND I'M NOT THE TYPE OF WOMAN WHO CAN'T SAY, FORGIVE ME.))
OUT Q=forgive me
Martin can no longer work at the local retirement home...
doctors say with her condition too much job-related stress could prove
She says she's no longer angry, only grateful for her life.
IN Q=I say Lord
((I SAY LORD THANK YOU CAUSE IT COULD HAVE BEEN THE OTHER WAY, CAUSE I COULD
HAVE NOT BEEN HERE TO SEE IT, AIN'T NOTHING BUT A BLESSING.))
OUT Q=nothing but a blessing
IN Q= Police were expected
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: POLICE WERE EXPECTED TO VISIT MARY MARTIN TODAY WITH MUG
SHOTS OF POSSIBLE SUSPECTS. IN THE MEANTIME, SHE IS VERY ACTIVE IN
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH EFFORTS. FOR EXAMPLE, SHE'S ROUNDING UP LOCAL KIDS TO
RE-OPEN A PLAYGROUND IN THE AREA. TINA TENRET, NEWS7, DANVILLE))
OUT Q=News7, Danville))
A Roanoke letter carrier will spend the next two years in prison for
stalking some of his customers.
The sentencing guidelines in Anthony Tyler Jefferson's case called for
probation; no jail time.
But the judge didn't see it that way.
SOT on perp/ v/o Judge
((JUDGE JONATHAN APGAR/ROANOKE CIRCUIT COURT: ANYTIME SOMEONE ENTERS A DWELLING
WHILE THE OCCUPANT IN THAT DWELLING IS ASLEEP IN BED JUST REQUIRES SOME FORM OF
INCARCERATION- -IN AND OF ITSELF.))
SUPER=02-Judge Jonathan Apgar/Roanoke Circuit Court;
OUT Q=and of itself
A psychiatrist testified that Jefferson is a sexual deviant who was anxious
and depressed all the time.
((ANTHONY TYLER JEFFERSON/STALKER: YOUR HONOR I'D LIKE TO SAY I'M SORRY TO
ANYONE WHO FELT THAT MY ACTIONS HAVE HURT THEM IN THESE SITUATIONS. AND I
DEEPLY APOLOGIZE FOR ANYTHING I HAVE DONE.))
SUPER=01-Anthony Tyler Jefferson/Stalker;
OUT Q=I have done.
Jefferson pled guilty last month to breaking and entering with intent to
commit a sexual offense.
Once he's done his time, Jefferson will be on supervised probation for
another 10 years.
The army's highest ranking enlisted awaits a decision on whether he'll be
court-martialed for rape.
After weeks of testimony alleging Sgt. Major Gene McKinney harassed and
assaulted six women- he remains confident he'll be exonerated.
((SGT. MAJOR GENE MCKINNEY/ACCUSED OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT:
I'M QUITE PLEASED WITH THE WAY MY DEFENSE TEAM CAME ACROSS. AS YOU KNOW,
THE INVESTIGATING OFFICER HAS ALL THE INFORMATION IN HIS HANDS. HE HAS TO
MAKE A DECISION.))
SUPER=07-Sgt. Major Gene McKinney;
OUT Q=make a decision.
The presiding officer must now decide if there's enough evidence to take the
case to trial. He has 15 days to make up his mind.
The tobacco industry will pay out a bundle- billions in fact to the state of
SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL;
The deal settles Florida's lawsuits against the cigarette makers.
((LAWTON CHILES/FLORIDA GOVERNOR: THE INDUSTRY WILL PAY ELEVEN POINT THREE
BILLION DOLLARS. I LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT. ELEVEN POINT THREE BILLION
SUPER=01-Lawton Chiles/Florida Governor;
OUT Q=billion dollars. (second time)"
Florida will get an initial payment of about one billion dollars
within a year.
And more than ten billion dollars over the next 25 years.
The money reimburses the state for treating smoking related illnesses.
It also means no more cigarette billboards and no more vending machines where
kids have access.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
There could be dissent in the state's Republican party. After this break
we'll have the latest.
and more problems for a meat processor as they lose a whopper of a contract.
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Burger King's cancelled its contract with Hudson foods-
It says it's to resurrect consumer confidence, not because of sanitary
Meanwhile Hudson foods calls the decision a serious disappointment.
It believes the e-coli problem was brought on by a supplier- meaning a
slaughterhouse- but the government forced the recall because Hudson rechurns
day old meat- a common practice.
One scientist says there is no way to test all beef for e-coli and the fault
lies not with the meat company but with the cooks.
((PROF. GARY ACUFF/TEXAS A&M: THE AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMERUS KNOWS TO COOK
PORK WELL DONE, AND COOK
CHICKEN WELL DONE, BUT FOR SOME REASON WE WANT TO COOK BEEF LESS THAN WELL
DONE, SOMETIMES VERY RARE.))
SUPER=01-Gary Acuff/Texas A&M;
OUT Q=SOMETIMES VERY RARE."
Acuff says Hudson foods took the fall for all meat processors that rechurn
day old beef, and, for the way Americans cook their burgers
All is NOT rosy among Virginia Republicans.
Governor George Allen is making light of a rift between his cabinet
secretary and GOP nominee for governor Jim Gilmore.
But that doesn't lessen the hurt expressed by state Natural Resources
Secretary Becky Norton Dunlop.
IN Q=When you
((BECKY NORTON DUNLOP/VA. NATURAL RESOURCES SECRETARY: WHEN YOU ARE ANGRY YOU
SHOULD NOT ENGAGE IN EVIL. AND SO I FELT THAT I FELT IT WAS APPROPRIATE TO
MAKE CLEAR THAT I WAS ANGRY. THAT I THOUGHT IT WAS INAPPROPRIATE.))
SUPER=01-Becky Norton Dunlop/Va. Natural Resources Secretary;
OUT Q=it was inappropriate.
Dunlop's speaking of a letter the Gilmore campaign leaked to the media.
In it, Gilmore says he would replace Dunlop and appoint a team to "reach
out" to all Virginians interested in the environment, instead of "emphasizing
areas of disagreement."
IN Q=I came to
((BECKY NORTON DUNLOP: I CAME TO RICHMOND TO SERVE GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN AND
CARRY OUT HIS AGENDA. AND I THINK THAT PERSONAL ATTACKS AND CRITICISM ON A
MEMBER OF HIS TEAM IS DISLOYAL.))
sot 15:55:16 tape one
IN Q=I don't think
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I DON'T THINK ANYONE WAS CRITICIZING.))
((MARK MINER/GILMORE SPOKESMAN: WE DID NOT CRITICIZE BECKY DUNLOP WHATSOEVER.
WE UNDERSTOOD SHE WAS LEAVING OFFICE AT THE END OF THE ALLEN ADMINISTRATION AND
THAT WE WOULD APPOINT A NEW SECRETARIAT.))
SUPER=01-Mark Miner/Gilmore Spokesman; :16
OUT Q=new secretariat.
Dunlop's come under fire for her business-friendly stewardship of the
GRAPHIC=Why Does She Stay?
Earlier this year, a string of deaths from domestic violence made
headlines across Southwest Virginia.
Such incidents prompt many to question WHY victims stay married to, or
involved with their abusers.
In the first segment of her series, "Why Does She Stay?", Kimberly McBroom
found some answers.
IN Q=When she started
SUPER=07-Brenda Glover; :06
SUPER=01-Janice Dinkins/TRUST Shelter Director; :50
SUPER=01-Dr. Mike Chiglinsky/Licensed Clinical Psychologist; 1:28
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( When she started her six- year marriage, Brenda Glover thought she had
found the perfect man.
SOT tape 4 9:57:51
((BRENDA GLOVER: HE WAS GOOD TO ME FOR THREE YEARS. THEN WHEN HE TURNED, IT
WAS LIKE DEMONS. HE HAD DEMONS IN HIM. ))
Glover and her husband not only lived together, but worked together as team
She says the abuse started over a disagreement during a trip to
Middletown, New York.
SOT tape 4 9:59:25
((BRENDA GLOVER: HE JUST WENT OFF. HE THREW THE MIRROR FIRST, HIT ME IN THE
HEAD, CUT MY HEAD, STARTING CHOKING ME WITH THE DOG CHAIN. ))
She took him back.
Like many victims, Glover believed the FIRST time would be the ONLY time.
Experts say the victim wants to believe her abuser is truly sorry-- and
the abuser does everything he can to MAKE her believe it.
SOT 10:09:03 tape 1
((JANICE DINKINS/TRUST SHELTER DIRECTOR: LOTS OF PHONE CALLS. "PLEASE FORGIVE
ME." LOTS OF TEARS, LOTS OF FLOWERS, LOTS OF PRESENTS, LOTS OF-- COURTSHIP
STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN. ))
Dinkins says victims typically leave 12 times before leaving for good.
SOT tape 1 11:01:19
((TRUST OPERATOR: YOU CAN'T CONVINCE HER. SHE'S GOT TO BE READY TO SEEK HELP
Pre- pro Here
Counselors and psychologists agree on why victims stay in the situation.
Many fear retribution, or feel shame and guilt because of the abuse.
They're often isolated from family and friends.
Some can't leave because they have no job or money.
Often they cope with the abuse by trying to distance themselves from it.
end pre- pro
SOT tape 2 9:10:04
((DR. MIKE CHIGLINSKY/LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: IT IS AS IF THEY ARE
WATCHING A MOVIE, AND THEY ARE WATCHING THEMSELVES AND THIS OTHER PERSON GO
THROUGH THE MOTIONS, BUT THEY ARE NOT EMOTIONALLY CONNECTED TO WHAT IS
OCCURRING IN THE ROOM. ))
SOT tape 1 10:06:38
((JANICE DINKINS/TRUST SHELTER DIRECTOR: AS BAD AS IT IS, SHE KNOWS HOW TO
MANEUVER IT NOW. SHE KNOWS HOW TO LIVE IN IT, AND AS I SAID, SHE'S PROBABLY
ALIENATED FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT THIS POINT. OFTEN HAS NO MEANS OF HER
As for Glover, it took years of abuse before she decided enough was enough.
SOT tape 4 10:06:17
((BRENDA GLOVER: EVERY TIME I TURNED AROUND, IF I DID SOMETHING HE DIDN'T
WANT-- "ARE YOU READY TO DIE?" OR CHOKE ME, HAVE MD DOWN CHOKING ME. AND I
KNEW I HAD TO GET OUT OF IT. I KNEW I HAD TO FIND A WAY, OR I WASN'T GOING TO
shot of glover walking down the street
Glover says she's still afraid, but went public with her story to persuade
other victims to save themselves.
SOT TAPE 4 10:11:58 b-roll this please
((BRENDA GLOVER: DON'T NOBODY KNOW UNTIL THEY'VE WALKED IN YOUR SHOES WHAT
IT'S LIKE AND WHAT FEAR IS LIKE. ))
SS=Why Does She Stay?
Coming up tomorrow in part two of our series, we'll have another story,
plus some expectations of the new law to help victims of domestic abuse.
Coming up a little later, we'll meet a farmer who is anything but melancholy
about his very large produce,
and as children across the area head back to class, we'll meet one of the men
who is responsible for getting them there safely.
GRAPHIC=Back to school
Today was the first day of school for many kids around the area.
That means bus drivers are also back on the road.
Andrew Freiden reports, the man who makes everything runs smoothly is taking
his own life in a new direction.
IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=01-Chauncey Logan/Transportation Director; :16
SUPER=01-Carol Underwood/Driver; 1:05
OUT Q=AF, news 7.
((BUS: VROOM, VROOM... ))
The buses carrying Roanoke Schoolchildren are under the watchful eye of
But this is the last FIRST day for Logan.
He's retiring after this year.
((THE GREATEST THING I WOULD SAY, IS GETTING THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO SCHOOL, AND
BACK HOME SAFELY. ))
When he started working for the schools 38 years ago, he never dreamed he'd
be in charge of getting 10 thousand children safely to school every day.
((CHAUNCEY LOGAN:I DIDN'T WANT TO BE IN TRANSPORTATION. I NEVER THOUGHT I'D BE
IN TRANSPORTATION. WHEN I WAS ASKED TO COME TO TRANSPORTATION, I ACCEPTED THE
CHALLENGE, AND IT HAS BEEN A TERRIFIC CAREER. I DON'T THINK I WOULD DO
Logan says his employees are the driving force behind his success.
((CHAUNCEY LOGAN: THE DRIVERS ARE TREMENDOUS, THEY DO A WONDERFUL JOB EACH DAY.
AND I THINK THIS CITY AND PARENTS SHOULD BE VERY PROUD.))
And the drivers say they like having him behind the wheel.
((CAROL UNDERWOOD/DRIVER; HE GREETS US WITH A SMILE IN THE MORNING AND IF WE
COME IN A FOUR O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON AFTER WE AND HE HAVE BEEN HERE ALL DAY
LONG, WE LEAVE HIM USUALLY WITH A SMILE, YEA WE'RE GOING TO REALLY MISS HIM
WHEN HE GOES, WE SURE ARE.))
Logan says he'll miss just about everything about his job--
Except for when it snows.
Andrew Freiden, News 7.))
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SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/58-60/Partly Sunny/Wind SE-10/82-85;
SUPER=332-Patchy Dense/Fog/54-56/Partly Sunny/Light Wind/80-82;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/52-55/Partly Sunny/Wind SE-10/78-80;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Dense Fog/56-59/Turning/Partly Sunny/78-82;
SUPER=03-Saratoga, NY; :00
Pat Day is now the fifth jockey in history to win 7000 races.
Day joined the elite club yesterday at Saratoga while riding the two year old
filly, Bay Harbor.
And even the horse knew it was a big deal. Watch her turn her head and look
at the camera.
The end of August is an unusual time to be talking college hoops, but one of
the more unusual college basketball stories of this year finally has a sensible
Several months after leading UT-Chattanooga to a couple of upset wins in the
NCAA tournament, Moccasins head coach Mack McCarthy abruptly quit as head coach
at the school.
Yesterday he was named an associate head coach at VCU.
He will serve under Sonny Smith during the next season at VCU, and then take
over as head coach as Smith will retire after 23 years as a head coach.
McCarthy spent a dozen years at Chattanooga as head coach.
One note from the NBA reservation for you concerning the Chief.
Robert Parish announced his retirement last night after 21 seasons and 16
hundred and 11 games in the league.
He has played in more games than any one in NBA history pulling duty with the
Bulls and Hornets.
But he will always be known to most folks as a Celtic. He earned three
championship rings while in Boston.
Parish turns 44 this Saturday.
Last Tuesday Redskins' receiver Michael Westbrook was busy pounding teammate
Stephen Davis into submission.
Yesterday, he emerged from Redskins' Park in Ashburn, not to answer
questions or offer an explanation for his actions, but rather to give this 21
IN Q="I thought...
((MICHAEL WESTBROOK/REDSKINS RECEIVER:))
SUPER=01-Michael Westbrook/Redskins Receiver; :00
OUT Q=...THANK YOU.
WIPE TO PINNACLE BOARD
PINNACLE PAGE --
And if you're up getting ready for work or school later this morning, be sure
to join Your Hometown Station later today CBS this morning.
Around 8:10am, in the second hour of the show, Tiki and Ronde Barber will be
interviewed LIVE in New York by host Mark McEwen.
CBS is also flying in their Mom Geraldine, who plans to surprise her twins on
the set during the interview.
later this morning just after eight right here on WDBJ.
Tiki and Ronde's old mates, the Virginia Cavaliers, are just 10 days away
from their season opener against Auburn.
With the task of replacing 15 starters, on both sides of the ball, from a
year ago; George Welsh and his staff are hard at work trying to find the right
Former William Fleming standout John St. Clair has been moved from tight end
((JOHN ST. CLAIR/UVA CENTER:))
SUPER=01-John St. Clair/UVa Center; :00
OUT Q=...doesn't matter"
In order to play in the interior of the line, St. Clair is eating everything
in sight to expand his 257 pound frame.
OUT Q=...through football
NASCAR's silly season has begun and Derrike Cope is one of the first to get
knocked silly by the annual end of the season moving and shaking.
SUPER=03-Martinsville/April 18th; :00
MB2 Motorsports announced today that effective at the end of the season Cope
will be replaced as the driver of the Skittles Pontiac.
Both Cope and the team members believe the split is necessary for the
betterment of both sides.
The speculation at this point is that Ernie Irvan will take over this ride
next year. The formal announcement will come later this week at Darlington.
The Cincinnati Reds scored early and then held on today to beat the Rockies
7-to-6 in game one of a doubleheader at Coors Field.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Reds vs. Rockies; :00
The Reds took control of the game in the second inning as Bret Boone poked
this line drive homer to right with two outs to plate Reggie Sanders and give
the Reds a 2-to-nothing lead.
It was his 6th homer of the year.
The Reds win it by a run, despite homers by homers by Larry Walker and Todd
Still to come on this Monday night, US Open highlights from day one, plus
we'll continue our preseason high school football previews with a look at the
The high school football season kicks off its first full week of games
this Friday night and today our Friday Football Extra crews.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
were over at Northside. The Vikes have six offensive starters back, but
one of those, quarterback Xavier Lee has a preseason battle on his hands.
((JIM HICKAM/NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...either one"
The Vikings were 7 and 4 last year and tied state champion Salem for the
Blue Ridge regular season title. 9 defensive starters are back to guard that
OUT Q=replace a kid"
If you're looking for the perfect addition to your labor day picnic, a trip
to Greensboro may be in order.
That's because a farmer there has grown a watermelon that weighs in at over
one hundred pounds.
The gigantic melon is for display only-- the owners will not sell it.
But soon they will divide the fruit among customers at their produce stand.
They could have earned thirty cents a pound.
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