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Funeral for Yates Five Set for Wednesday

Aired June 22, 2001 - 15:42   ET

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BATTISTA: We're going to take to you Houston, Texas, here quickly, where a Yates family spokesman is talking about the death of those five children. So we'll listen in for a moment.

ELIZABETH QUIGLEY, YATES FAMILY SPOKESWOMAN: That is basically all that the family wants told at this time, that the funeral has been planned and it will be Wednesday morning at 10:30, and about the memorial fund. We appreciate your support.

QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE)

QUIGLEY: That is not something I'm privy to. I do not know.

QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE)

QUIGLEY: Yes, there is. It is PO Box 590027, Houston, Texas.

(UNINTELLIGIBLE) They do not (UNINTELLIGIBLE) number. There's also a hotline that's been set up if people need information. That number is 281-286-0068.

QUESTION: Has Russell made any plans about this house?

QUIGLEY: Nothing has been decided as far as that, basically.

QUESTION: Could you repeat the phone number again, please?

QUIGLEY: 281-286-0068.

QUESTION: Yesterday Mr. Yates was talking freely. He came out several times to talk. Today he appears not to really want to talk anymore. Any idea why the change of mood?

QUIGLEY: No, I do not know. I do not know. He has not expressed that to me.

QUESTION: How is Mr. Yates holding up behind closed doors?

QUESTION: Do they belong to an area church?

QUIGLEY: I cannot give the information out.

QUESTION: Will the children be buried here in Houston, in Clear Lake? QUIGLEY: Yes, they will be buried here in Clear Lake.

QUESTION: At Clear Lake together?

QUIGLEY: Together.

QUESTION: The location of the burials...

QUIGLEY: Information we do not have at this point.

QUESTION: Do you know when you'll have it?

QUIGLEY: No.

QUESTION: Can you tell us how Mr. Yates is doing today?

QUIGLEY: Mr. Yates is doing fine.

QUESTION: He seemed like he's in shock. Does it seem like it's starting to hit home?

QUIGLEY: Yes, I think so. But I think he's doing very fine. He's -- under the circumstances, I think he's doing very well.

QUESTION: Who is -- who is surrounding him? His mother, brother are here?

QUIGLEY: His family and his friends.

QUESTION: OK.

QUIGLEY: And that's basically it. We appreciate your time.

BATTISTA: All right. That was a Yates family spokesman down in Houston, Texas bringing us up to the date on the status of the children's funeral and the fact that they'll all be buried all together in Houston.

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