The NEWS is next on W-D-B-J- -7
with the results of a state investigation of staffing levels in the neo- natal
intensive care at Roanoke Community Hospital.
And we'll hear from a shooting victim who credits Divine intervention-
-despite the loss of an eye.
Tonight in sports, Michael Westbrook ends his silence and apologizes for his
actions, Tiki and Ronde have a date in the national spotlight tomorrow,
and you can taste the rainbow in a pack of Skittles, but you won't be able to
see the same driver in the Skittles car next season.
After a great weekend, the weather turns bumpy as showers and thunderstorms
dot the landscape. The four day forecast is just ahead.
Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital violated state health standards by
under-staffing one of its nurseries earlier this year.
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Eric Earnhart joins us with details.
Keith when we first asked Carilion about understaffing complaints in April,
officials told us they did not violate state staffing standards, and their
records would prove it...
But when state inspectors checked those records, and the nurseries, here's
what they found.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Allen/Neonatology Director;
OUT Q=hard work remains
((The inspection uncovered two problems in the Carilion's Intermediate Care
First, staffing shortages existed on 34 days during March and April of this
And inspectors found dirty bassinets and equipment in the nursery, saying
nursing personnel must walk past the dirty equipment, which is not covered or
stored in any kind of a protected environment.
The report says a lack of adequate nursing personnel could result in a
decrease in quality of care and poor patient outcome.
And the dirty equipment could result in contamination of personnel and
supplies and spread of illness.
The head of the neo-natology unit says an unexpected baby-boom put a
serious strain on nursing personnel...
OUT Q=hard work remains))
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The Salem V-A Medical Center should have a new director by Christmas at the
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The new leadership follows sexual harrassment allegations against former
director Doctor John Presley.
Presley denies the charges.
Mid-Atlantic V-A Network Director Doctor Leroy Gross insists the fact that
Doctor Presley was fired does not mean the V-A medical center thinks he's
IN Q=It doesn't mean that
((DR. LEROY GROSS/NETWORK DIRECTOR:IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE ACTION TAKEN IS
UNEQUIVOCALLY SAYING THAT ANYONE IS GUILTY OR INNOCENT OR WHATEVER. DR. PRESLEY
IS CURRENTLY AS HE RELATED TO ME, HE PLANS TO APPEAL...THAT'S HIS PREROGATIVE))
SUPER=01-Dr. Leroy Gross/Network Director
OUT Q=that's his prerogative
Gross spoke to hospital staff today.
He says employees need to focus on moving forward as a team.
A mother and child who were shot outside their home are putting their lives
back together ...as police search for suspects.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave
Tina Tenret spoke to Mary Martin and her son Daniel today.
She's got the story in our Danville newsroom.
Keith, the gunman's bullet has blinded Mary Martin in one eye.
It's a slow recovery--still she is amazed and grateful that she survived.
IN Q=Mary Martin
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SUPER=01-Daniel Martin/Shooting Victim; :07
SUPER=01-Mary Martin/Shooting Victim; :30
OUT Q=nothing but a blessing
((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
Police were supposed to come by with mug shots of possible suspects today.
In the meantime, Mary Martin is still very active in neighborhood watch
efforts, rounding up kids to open up a new playground for example.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave
A Roanoke County elementary school found things more exciting than usual on
this first day back to class.
A welder working on the roof at Back Creek Elementary caught some insulation
Smoke got into the air conditioning system, so the school was evacuated.
But everyone was back in class after about 40 minutes.
In Roanoke, Breckinridge Middle School re-opened after a year of
Overall, it was a smooth opening day for Roanoke Valley schools.
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A mother and father's tribute to their late son---they want to honor his
memory by remembering the arts he loved. That story is coming up on News 7 at
and maybe you've asked the question yourself after hearing a story of
domestic abuse--"Why Does She Stay?" We'll hear personal stories and talk to
counselors in a special series that begins tonight.
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Women who stay in abusive relationships are something of a puzzle to many
of us who don't know the subject.
When a domestic situation turns violent and there's injury or even death,
we sometimes ask, "Why didn't she just take the kids and leave?"
Getting out isn't always easy, though.
In the first of a series of reports, "Why Does She Stay?", Kimberly McBroom
traces the story of one woman's survival.
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
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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.
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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, she admits it took years of abuse before she decided 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. ))
Kimberly Mc Broom News 7))
SS=Why Does She Stay?
Tomorrow on News 7 at Six, we'll meet a woman whose concern for her
children convinced her to end a troubled relationship--and we'll have
information about new laws designed to give police broader power to arrest
The Roanoke mail carrier who admitted stalking customers on his Postal Route
will serve two years in prison.
Anthony Tyler Jefferson knew all about the women he delivered mail to.
At today's sentencing hearing, a psychiatrist described the behavior that
led up to Jefferson's arrest.
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((WHICH INCLUDED OBSCENE PHONE CALLS, PROWLING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD DURING
THE EARLY MORNING HOURS, THE APPROACH TO SEVERAL DIFFERENT WOMEN
SIMULTANEOUSLY- -OR IN THE SAME PERIOD OF TIME, HIS ENTERING INTO THE TRAILER,
STANDING OVER THE VICTIM AND MASTURBATING.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Isaac Van Patten/Psychiatrist;
**Keith on ENG**
Doctor Van Patten concluded Jefferson was a sexual deviant.
((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/Fired U.S. Postal Worker
OUT Q=I have done.
State sentencing guidelines called for a period of probation, but no jail
Judge John Apgar said breaking into someone's home when they're asleep
demands prison time.
It was a mixed session for stocks.
The Dow was up 50 points shortly after the opening
bell, then down 50 in the final hour of trading.
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The session ended with a 28 point loss.
NASDAQ gained three points.
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A second women has dropped out at Virginia Military Institute.
Sometime after the rat mass returned to Lexington last night- -having spent
most of the day on the New Market battlefield- -one woman quit.
She left before the "sweat party" started around midnight- -when
upperclassmen roust the rats- -and make them do exercises.
So far 23 men and two women have dropped out... slightly higher than the
average attrition rate for the first week.
Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown and his wife Janet lost their teenage son
in a car accident last month.
Now they want to remember him by paying tribute to the things he loved.
Matthew Brown was an accomplished poet, who enjoyed performing--
So his parents have formed a foundation which will raise money for the
Matthew Jordan Brown Center for the Performing Arts.
The outdoor amphitheater will be located in Bedford County.
IN Q=janet and I
((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF: JANET AND I THOUGHT SOMETHING'S MISSING
IN OUR AREA, AND WE GOT ENOUGH IN ROANOKE, LET'S SEND IT OUT A LITTLE BIT, THIS
LOCATION THAT HE LOVED, THE PEAKS OF OTTER. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff;
OUT Q=peaks of otter.
The foundation hopes to raise one and a half million dollars.
Coming your way on this Monday night edition of News 7 sports, big changes
are in store for the Skittles car in Winston Cup, we'll check in at UVa for
former Fleming star John St. Clair.
The Barber Twins will be in the national spotlight tomorrow,
and Redskin Michael Westbrook was back in the limelight today, offering a
statement and an apology for his actions last week.
The image of Michael Westbrook beating teammate Stephen Davis is now long
ingrained in each of our minds, but his explanation for his actions have been
This afternoon, he emerged from Redskins Park in Ashburn, not to answer
questions and offer such an explanation, but to offer this statement.
IN Q="I thought...
((MICHAEL WESTBROOK/REDSKINS RECEIVER:))
SUPER=01-Michael Westbrook/Redskins Receiver; :00
OUT Q=...THANK YOU.
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PINNACLE PAGE --
In one other football note, be sure to join Your Hometown Station tomorrow
for CBS This Morning.
Around 8:10am, in the second segment 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.
Again, that's tomorrow morning just after eight right here on WDBJ.
The Carolina Panthers will not have the services of Kevin Greene this
season. The hold-out was waived over the weekend and a few other cats ran out
lives as well.
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Former Craig County and West Virginia University quarterback Chad Johnston
has been cut by the Panthers. Johnston was the fourth string quarterback in
Carolina's third string quarterback; Jay Barker was also waived. The panthers
signed former Florida signal caller Shane Matthews.
One other cold cut - former Marshall quarterback Eric Kresser was cut by the
The Virginia Cavaliers are just 10 days away from their September fourth
meeting with Auburn at David A. Harrison Field at Scott Stadium.
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"
What did matter for the sophomore was that he beef up from his 257 pound
tight end frame to play the crucial position of snapper.
OUT Q=...through football
Our Friday Football Extra cameras were in Viking country this afternoon.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
Northside has six offensive starters back this season and 1996 first
string 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"
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The 1997 US Open tennis championships opened in New York today
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and so did the brand new Arthur Ashe stadium - a $254 million dollar
expansion of the old facilities at the National Tennis center.
In fact it was day to showcase three digit numbers.
This Karim Alami of Morocco trying to find a way to hit the serve of Mark
Phillippoussis. He failed to hit many. This was clocked at 135 miles an bour.
And the women were just as awesome.
Playing in her first US Open, 17 year old Venus Williams won her opening match
with a 119 mile an hour ace on match point.
The Winston Cups car roll into Darlington this coming weekend with Jeff
Gordon looking to nail down the Winston Million, Mark Martin looking to hold on
to his points lead, and Derrike Cope eating one of his last
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bags of Skittles.
The driver of the MB2 Motorsports Pontiac will be replaced as the driver of
the Skittles car at the end of this season.
Both believe the decision will allow them to pursue other interests.
The NASCAR rumor mill has been churning about this move for weeks
And 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
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