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A surprise inspection of a nursery at Roanoke Carilion Community hospital in
April left the hospital with citations for staffing violations.
The state Health Department took action following complaints from several
IT found staffing shortages existed on 34 days in the Intermediate Care
The inspectors 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 the infractions were minor, 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
The state report says there is no indication any patients were harmed by the
The three man crew aboard the Mir space station is breathing easier today.
Mir's oxygen - generating systems are up and running after failing
If the systems hadn't been repaired the crew would have been forced to
Bill Vitka has the story.
OUT Q=BILL VITKA, CBS NEWS NEW YORK.
((IT WAS ANOTHER MISSION -- AND LIFE -- THREATENING PROBLEM.
THE LATEST - MAJOR - FAILURE ON THE MIR SPACE STATION SEEMS TO BE FIXED.
THE OXYGEN-GENERATING SYSTEMS -- INCLUDING THE BACK UP SYSTEM -- WERE OUT ON
MONDAY DUE TO MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL DIFFICULTIES.
OXYGEN IS GENERATED ABOARD THE MIR BY ONE OF TWO SYSTEMS -- WHICH CREATE
LIFE-SUSTAINING AIR FROM WATER.
ONE OF THE GENERATORS IS CALLED THE ELEKTRON. THE CREW CAN SURVIVE ON MIR FOR
SEVERAL DAYS WITHOUT THE GENERATORS FUNCTIONING -- BUT IF THE GENERATORS WERE
NOT FIXED, THE SPACE STATION WOULD BE EVACUATED.
ONE GENERATOR HAD BEEN SHUT DOWN SO THE CREW COULD MAKE REPAIRS -- AND THE
BACK UP GENERATOR WAS BEING RELIED UPON -- WHEN IT -ALSO- SHUT DOWN.
BUT RUSSIAN OFFICIALS CONFIRMED TUESDAY MORNING THAT THE OXYGEN SYSTEMS WERE
FIXED AND WORKING FINE BEFORE THOSE ABOARD MIR -- THE TWO RUSSIANS AND ONE
AMERICAN -- WENT TO SLEEP.
THE MIR SPACE STATION HAS BEEN PLAGUED WITH PROBLEMS RECENTLY.
A JUNE COLLISION WITH A CARGO SHIP LEFT THE STATION AT HALF-POWER. AND IN
FEBRUARY THE ELEKTRON GENERATOR CAUSED PROBLEMS -- WHEN CANISTERS CAUGHT ON
FIRE -- AND THE CREW ALMOST NEEDED TO EVACUATE THE SPACE STATION.
BUT ON THE POSITIVE SIDE -- RUSSIAN SPACE OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED MONDAY THAT MORE
POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED AFTER LAST WEEK'S SUCCESSFUL SPACEWALK.
BILL VITKA, CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))
A 216 million dollar surplus is what Virginia is left with at the end of the
latest fiscal year--- and Governor Allen has an idea of what the state should
do with all that extra money.
He wants to reduce the amount of personal property tax people pay on their
But legislative workers said yesterday that much of the surplus is already
committed to causes such as law enforcement and education.
A Franklin County man known for his moonshining exploits is going to jail on
Fifty-two- year- old William "Dee" Stanley pleaded guilty to a lesser charge
in exchange for dropping two additional charges including the malicious
wounding of his son.
Stanley was charged with shooting his son Scott in the stomach last February
following an altercation.
The case was dismissed because the victim says he could not remember the
events of that night.
IN Q=I think
((CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY:I THINK THAT YOU HAVE TO BE REALISTIC
AND I THINK THAT YOU HAVE TO PROSECUTE WHAT YOU CAN PROVE. AND IN THIS CASE
THAT'S ABOUT WHAT WE COULD PROVE))
SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=we could prove
Stanley was sentenced to three years behind bars, with two years and six
The Army's highest ranking enlisted officer awaits a decision on whether
he'll be court martialed.
Yesterday, the Army completed a lengthy pre-trial hearing into the case
against Sergeant Major Gene McKinney.
Six woman have accused him of sexual misconduct.
For nearly three months prosecutors have called McKinney everything from a
liar to a womanizer, to a bully,-- and through it all Mckinney has maintained
((SGT MAJOR GENE MCKINNEY/U.S. ARMY: 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=01-Sgt. Major Gene McKinney/U.S. Army;
OUT Q= make a decision.
Yesterday the prosecution asked that the charges against McKinney be
expanded to include rape.
One woman says McKinney pressured her into having sex with her when she was
The latest violence in the West Bank sent some Palestinian school girls to
the hospital today.
Witnesses say tear gas canisters fired by Israeli troops landed
in a courtyard at Bethlehem elementary school.
About a dozen third- and fourth- grade girls were taken to a
nearby hospital for treatment.
The troops were firing the gas at stone- throwing Palestinians who
were protesting Israel's month-long blockade of Bethlehem.
The man who helped end racial segregation in South Africa is leaving
F-W- de Klerk resigned as head of his political party today.
During his tenure in office, de Klerk negotiated an end to the apartheid and
freed current South African President Nelson Mandela who spent 27 years in
Mandela and de Klerk shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 19-93.
The government has apparently changed its mind on air bags.
"U-S-A Today" reports that federal regulators are dropping plans to let
mechanics disconnect air bags for motorists who ask.
Instead, safety officials will propose allowing on-off switches in
new cars and trucks.
G-M and Ford could have them ready within a couple months, while Honda says
it does NOT plan to provide the switches.
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The Salem V-A medical center will have a new leader by the end of December.
Friday was former director Doctor John Presley's last day.
He was terminated following sexual harrassment allegations, allegations he
A V-A official says the search for his replacement is underway.
Mid Atlantic Network Director Doctor Leroy Gross adds that all other jobs at
the V-A hospital are secure.
Twenty-five down and counting.
So far 23 men and now two women have left the first co-ed rat class at
Virginia Military Institute.
The second woman to drop out did so Sunday night before the so called
"sweat party"- That's when the upperclassmen wake up the rats in the middle of
the night and make them do exercises.
A shooting outside her home left a Danville woman blind in one eye.
She and her son, who was also shot are still trying to deal with the
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))
More officers will soon be hitting the streets of some Virginia towns.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape; Tape:(596-37)
Botetourt County is beefing up its law enforcement staff.
Botetourt is one of only six localities that'll receive state and federal
grant money. It'll pay for more officers, both full and part time.
IN Q=We're real close
((SHERIFF REED KELLY/BOTETOURT COUNTY:WE'RE REAL CLOSE TO HAVING ENOUGH
OFFICERS TO GO TO A PATROL SYSTEM WHERE AN OFFICER IS ASSIGNED TO A PARTICULAR
DISTRICT. OF COURSE BOTETOURT IS A HUGE COUNTY, BUT WE'RE CLOSE TO HAVING
ENOUGH PEOPLE TO DO THAT, AND OBVIOUSLY AN OFFICER THAT HAS A DISTRICT TO
CONTROL AND KEEP UP HIMSELF, USUALLY DOES A BETTER JOB.))
SUPER=01-Sheriff Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co.;
OUT Q=better job
Virginia is getting about one-point two million dollars from the U-S Justice
department for community policing programs.
Democratic Candidate for Governor Don Beyer says he's dedicated to increasing
officers- where the ratio right now is one deputy for every two thousand
One day after his opponent spoke to the Virginia Sheriff's Association,
Republican candidate for Governor Jim Gilmore paid a visit.
Gilmore accused Democrat Don Beyer of flip flopping on the "Deputy's Bill of
SOT ******CONTROL TRACK TIME****** 00:01:08
IN Q=I'm in
((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I'M IN FAVOR OF A DEPUTY'S BILL OF
RIGHTS. SO THAT LINE OFFICERS, DEPUTIES WHO ARE LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS,
AREN'T FIRED FOR ANY ARBITRARY POLITICAL REASON. WE ALSO UNDERSTAND THE NEED
FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER TO BE ABLE TO RUN HIS OWN DIVISION HIS OWN SHOP
WHEN HE'S AN ELECTED OFFICIAL. WE HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO HARMONIZE THAT AND I
HAVE COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH MEMBERS OF THE SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION TO BRING
ABOUT A DEPUTY'S BILL OF RIGHTS ACCOMMODATING THOSE CONCERNS.))
OUT Q=those concerns.
Beyer says he now endorses proposal after watching the Allen administration
lay off state employees in a political manner.
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GRAPHIC=back to school
The lazy days of summer ended for many area children this week.
Yesterday was a special day for Roanoke City School's transportation
For the past 21 years, Chauncey Logan kept the busses moving.
He's retiring after this year.
IN Q=I enjoyed it
((CHAUNCEY LOGAN/ I ENJOYED IT, I HAVE A GOOD STAFF, THE DRIVERS ARE
TREMENDOUS, THEY DO A WONDERFUL JOB EACH DAY, AND I THINK THIS CITY AND PARENTS
SHOULD BE VERY PROUD.))
SUPER=01-Chauncey Logan/Transportation Director;
OUT Q=very proud
Logan has been with the city school system for 38 years. He worked as a
teacher before moving to the transportation department.
The drivers say they'll miss him.
A winning ticket from the Virginia Lottery could be worth up to 25 million
That's what the lotto jackpot is expected to reach tomorrow night.
Mark Merritt joins us today from the Virginia Lottery's regional office.
That you for joining us today.
SUPER=01-Mark Merritt/Virginia Lottery Regional Manager;
(Now they say the jackpot is expected to reach 25 million-how can they
(Obviously the person with the winning ticket will come out on top, but how do
other Virginia's benefit from the Virginia lottery?)
(This summer the Virginia Lottery started printing a gambling hotline number on
tickets. How have people responded to that?)
Just a note: the odd of wining the jackpot are about one-in-seven million.
(toss to Patrick)
SUPER=330-Mostly/Clear/58-62/Partly Sunny/& Warmer/82-86;
SUPER=332-Fog/Developing/58-62/Partly Cloudy/Showers Possible/80-83;
SUPER=334-Clear/Fog Late/57-61/Partly Cloudy/Maybe a Shower/80-83;
Day two of the U-S Open follows a night of tributes.
Thirty-seven U-S Open singles Champions and singer Whitney Houston helped
dedicate the new Arthur Ashe stadium at the National Tennis Center in Queens,
In opening round matches top seeded Pete Sampras won in straight sets.
On the women's side, a straight set victory for second seed Monica Seles.
Today top seed Martina Hingins tries out the new stadium and number two
A record setter in the N-B-A is ending his basketball days.
Robert Parish announced his retirement last night after 21 seasons and
16-hundred-11 games in the league.
He has played in more games than anyone in N-B-A 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.
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 U-T-Chattanooga to a couple of upset wins in the
N-C-A-A tournament, Moccasins head coach Mack McCarthy abruptly quit as head
coach at the school.
Yesterday he was named an associate head coach at V-C-U.
He will serve under Sonny Smith during the next season at V-C-U, 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.
"Why Does She Stay", our series on domestic violence, continues tonight.
We'll see how children were the major reason one woman escaped a threatening
Also, a look at the new laws designed to protect victims of domestic
The story tonight at 6 and 11.
It's pink, it's plastic and it's turning 50.
Yes, the plastic pink flamingo is celebrating a half century of adorning
American lawns and gardens.
The occasion was celebrated yesterday at Universal Studios in Florida.