[7E-Creech]

[ANCHOR=melanie]

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[TAPE#=98-55 1:45:32]
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[ANCHOR TAG!!!!]
The U-V-A Medical Center is under fire yet again.
This time, a Roanoke man is concerned about the way the hospital's staff treated his fiancee, who died there four years ago.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Carl Creech]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :15]
[SUPER=01-Carl Creech/Victim's Fiance; :25]
[SUPER=@Eric1; :38]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Cantrell/UVA Health Systems CEO; :56]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]

((Carl Creech is still in mourning, 4 years after the death of his fiancee, Barbara Lynn Ross, and her unborn twins.
He says they died after a first year resident at UVA put a tube in her neck, and damaged a vein.
He believes the quality of her care was affected by the fact that they were unmarried, not wealthy, and had no insurance. Recent problems at the hospital re-inforced his concerns.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((CARL CREECH/VICTIM'S FIANCE; IF I HAD A SIX FIGURE SALARY, SHE'D HAVE BEEN IN A SUITE, SHE'D HAVE A SPECIALIST AND SHE'D BE ALIVE TODAY, I GUARANTEE IT.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=guarantee it]


[standup]
But hospital officials say income has NO impact on the quality of care given here, they say it's not possible.
Hospital CEO Dr. Robert Cantrell says doctors and nurses don't know their patients socio-economic background, and if they did, it wouldn't matter.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Phisicians take an]

((DR. ROBERT CANTRELL/UVA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CEO; PHYSICIANS TAKE AN OATH, THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH, TO TAKE CARE OF SICK PEOPLE, AND IT DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THEIR SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS, AND IF SOMEONE IS SICK OR INJURED WE TRY TO HELP THEM THE BEST WE CAN.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=best we can]



He adds, with the many levels of supervision here, he can't imagine a discrimination problem developing without his knowlege.
We asked if Hospital officials used to be equally certain that a baby switch could not happen here...

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[SOT]
[IN Q=we still don't]

((DR. ROBERT CANTRELL/UVA HOSPITAL SYSTEMS CEO; WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, WE KNOW THAT THE BABIES WERE SWITCHED, WE KNOW THAT IT OCCURRED HERE, BUT WE'RE STILL NOT CERTAIN WHAT HAPPENED.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=how it happened]



Carl Creech says he won't rest until the hospital makes changes.

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[SOT 3:29:00]
[IN Q=I've got to fight]

((CARL CREECH/VICIM'S FIANCE; I'VE GOT TO FIGHT THESE PEOPLE, IF YOU LAY BACK AND LET THEM WALK OVER YOU, IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN. IT'S GOING TO KEEP HAPPENING UNTIL SOMEONE STANDS UP TO THEM AND TELLS THEM THIS AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN ANYMORE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=happen anymore]))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Because of the lawsuit, Hospital officials can't comment specifically on Creech's case.
As for the baby switching case, they're still waiting for the results of two state investigations, and an overall review of the hospital by a University committee.














[7S-Fitzgerald]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-60 1:21:28]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


There will be no intervention by the U-S Supreme Court in the execution of Ronald Lee Fitzgerald.
Pittsylvania County's prosecutor says what Fitzgerald did was the worst criminal event in the county's history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham/January 1994;]


Fitzgerald admits killing two men and raping two teenage girls in a seven-hour spree in 1993.
He says he "did it," and his mind "was just gone" at the time.
The 29-year old man is described as borderline retarded.
He tried to kill himself just outside the courthouse, but the gun misfired in his mouth.
The execution is set for tomorrow night.
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[7WEATHER]


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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
Yesterday's rain makes way to mostly sunny skies today.
Temperatures should rise to around 70 degrees, with some light northwesterly winds.
Clear skies stick around overnight, with continued breezy conditions.
Look for lows in the lower-40s.
The extended forecast...
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MAPS

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 10/21/98
Wednesday:

[SUPER=130-4/Caleb Rowles/Chatham]



[SUPER=130-12/Jeannie Clemmer/Raphine]



[SUPER=130-9/John McCarty/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-2/Addie Morris/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-34/John Whittaker/Dublin]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Sherry Preston/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Beverly Smith/Elliston]



[SUPER=131-/Emma Jefferson/Rocky Mount]

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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45S-Sixth-District]



[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-53 1:42:19]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


It may be the only debate between the Congressional candidates in the Sixth District before the November elections.

[PINNACLE BOARD]
The Sixth District stretches north along Interstate 81 into the Shenandoah Valley, and that's where Bob Goodlatte and David Bowers met yesterday morning.
Joe Dashiell reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Bob Goodlatte]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Goodlatte; :06]
[SUPER=01-David Bowers/(D) Candidate for Congress; :25]
[SUPER=@Joe1; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Rockingham County]


((Bob Goodlatte is seeking his fourth term in Congress, and says he's running on a record of solid accomplishment.
[SOT 10:35:50]
[IN Q=I'm running on a platform]

((I'M RUNNING ON A PLATFORM OF OF PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT...BALANCING THE BUDGET, REFORMING WELFARE, REDUCING TAXES AND WILL CONTINUE TO WORK IN THAT DIRECTION.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=work in that direction.]


As a two-term mayor, David Bowers says he's an independent-minded Democrat a moderate who will let the people of the Sixth District set his agenda in Washington.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Send the Congress a message]

[RUNS15]
[OUT Q=and your vision of Virginia.]


There were few fireworks as the candidates fielded questions from high school government students... But several exchanges highlighted the candidates' political differences.
[SOT 10:33:20]
[IN Q=We stand for something different]

((WE STAND FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. MY OPPONENT HAS VOTED CONSISTENTLY WITH THE FAR RIGHT EXTREME.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=far right extreme.]
[SOT 10:35:50]
[IN Q=When we talk about]

[RUNS11]
[OUT Q=matches that.]
(STAND-UP CLOSE)


The students and teachers of Turner Ashby deserve credit for pulling off what few others have accomplished during this campaign, getting these two men on the same stage at the same time. There is at least one joint appearance to come, this week in Roanoke.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Rockingham County))


[45E-Highlands-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-57 1:27:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After withstanding months of economic woes, the ailing Alleghany Highlands is taking another shot in the arm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]


Yesterday, Congressman Bob Goodlatte and other federal officials gave Alleghany County a check for one million, 25-thousand dollars.
It's grant that goes to areas the government deems "economically distressed."
Former Governor George Allen, who was campaigning with Goodlatte yesterday, said Alleghany developers are working hard to pull the area out of its economic hard times.
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[SOT 16 28 04]
[IN Q=the people]

((FORMER VA. GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: THE PEOPLE HERE ARE CREATIVE, INNOVATIVE, THEY'RE LOOKING AT WAYS TO IMPROVE. THEY WERE VERY AGGRESSIVE IN TRYING TO GET LKM INDUSTRIES INTO THIS AREA.))
[SUPER=01-George Allen/Former Va. Governor;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=THIS AREA]
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[VO-NAT]


L-K-M is the Massachusetts company that announced last week it's moving to the Highlands.
They officially broke ground on that project yesterday.
When it opens next spring, L-K-M plans to hire 125-workers.
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[45VA-Power]


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If you're a customer of Virginia Power, you may be seeing higher electric bills.
The company has proposed a $55-million dollar hike in its fuel rate.
For the average customer, that means paying an extra dollar each month.
The rate increase needs to be approved by the State Corporation Commission.
If it passes, the new rate would take effect December first.

[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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Time again to check the weather outlook--
Turning mostly sunny and breezy today, with highs around 70.
Mostly clear skies tonight, with lows dropping into the 40s.
In the four day forecast, expect an increase in clouds tomorrow, with cooler highs near 60.
Meanwhile, highs will drop into the 50s for the rest of the week.
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][8E-Creech]



[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-55 1:45:32]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]

[ANCHOR TAG!!!!]
The U-V-A Medical Center is AGAIN defending its reputation--
A Roanoke man is concerned about the way the hospital workers treated his fiancee, who died there four years ago.


Eric Earnhart has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Carl Creech]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :15]
[SUPER=01-Carl Creech/Victim's Fiance; :25]
[SUPER=@Eric1; :38]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Cantrell/UVA Health Systems CEO; :56]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]

((Carl Creech is still in mourning, 4 years after the death of his fiancee, Barbara Lynn Ross, and her unborn twins.
He says they died after a first year resident at UVA put a tube in her neck, and damaged a vein.
He believes the quality of her care was affected by the fact that they were unmarried, not wealthy, and had no insurance. Recent problems at the hospital re-inforced his concerns.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((CARL CREECH/VICTIM'S FIANCE; IF I HAD A SIX FIGURE SALARY, SHE'D HAVE BEEN IN A SUITE, SHE'D HAVE A SPECIALIST AND SHE'D BE ALIVE TODAY, I GUARANTEE IT.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=guarantee it]


[standup]
But hospital officials say income has NO impact on the quality of care given here, they say it's not possible.
Hospital CEO Dr. Robert Cantrell says doctors and nurses don't know their patients socio-economic background, and if they did, it wouldn't matter.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Phisicians take an]

((DR. ROBERT CANTRELL/UVA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CEO; PHYSICIANS TAKE AN OATH, THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH, TO TAKE CARE OF SICK PEOPLE, AND IT DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THEIR SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS, AND IF SOMEONE IS SICK OR INJURED WE TRY TO HELP THEM THE BEST WE CAN.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=best we can]



He adds, with the many levels of supervision here, he can't imagine a discrimination problem developing without his knowlege.
We asked if Hospital officials used to be equally certain that a baby switch could not happen here...

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=we still don't]

((DR. ROBERT CANTRELL/UVA HOSPITAL SYSTEMS CEO; WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, WE KNOW THAT THE BABIES WERE SWITCHED, WE KNOW THAT IT OCCURRED HERE, BUT WE'RE STILL NOT CERTAIN WHAT HAPPENED.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=how it happened]



Carl Creech says he won't rest until the hospital makes changes.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 3:29:00]
[IN Q=I've got to fight]

((CARL CREECH/VICIM'S FIANCE; I'VE GOT TO FIGHT THESE PEOPLE, IF YOU LAY BACK AND LET THEM WALK OVER YOU, IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN. IT'S GOING TO KEEP HAPPENING UNTIL SOMEONE STANDS UP TO THEM AND TELLS THEM THIS AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN ANYMORE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=happen anymore]))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Because of the lawsuit, Hospital officials can't comment specifically on Creech's case.
As for the baby switching case, they're still waiting for the results of two state investigations, and an overall review by a University committee.














[8Dead-Deer]


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The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries believes Deer Hemorrhagic Disease is what's causing the deaths of dozens of deer.
Wildlife biologists say the white-tailed deer are suffering from the common infectious disease. Similar outbreaks have been reported across the Southeast. Officials say the disease poses no threat to humans or domestic pets.



[8Kroger]


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The country's largest supermarket will soon be Kroger.
The grocery store is merging with Fred Meyer, a group of stores based in Portland, Oregon.
The deal will build a supermarket giant, with predicted annual sales of 43-billion dollars.

Kroger will keep its name and operate more than two-thousand stores in 31 states.[8WEATHER]


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Shifting gears now to weather--
Turning mostly sunny today, with northwest winds up to 20 miles an hour.
Look for highs around 70.
Staying mostly clear overnight, as lows drop into the low 40s.
The extended forecast clouds up and cools down...with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s.
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