Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- O-J Simpson jurors are back in the courtroom-
-reviewing trial testimony.
We'll have a LIVE report from L-A, to see just what they're focusing on.
And Hollins students upset over tree removal. We'll see why.
After a fine fall weekend, our weather pattern becomes unsettled with a good
chance for rain much of this week.
In Virginia this year, 45-hundred new cases of breast cancer will be
On Health Check-- we'll hear from First Lady Susan Allen, kicking off
Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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The Jury in the O-J- Simpson murder trial is apparently hard at work-
-earnestly sorting through the evidence.
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Good Evening. This is News 7 at FIVE, Keith Humphry reporting.
Jurors had been deliberating a couple of hours this morning, when they came
out with a request.
They wanted to know if they could have certain specific passages of
testimony read back to them.
In just the last hour, the jury was back in the courtroom.
Dave Fehling says they want to hear the testimony of the limo driver... the
man who took Simpson to the Los Angeles airport the night Simpson's ex-wife and
Ronald Goldman were killed.
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SUPER=01-Janet Moxham/Court Reporter
((In a room similar to this one in the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building,
the O-J Simpson jurors worked through the day. At one point, they emerged to
hear testimony read back from Alan Park, the limo driver who glimpsed a figure
about Simpson's size entering the estate around the time of the murders.
JANET MOXHAM/COURT REPORTER:
Otherwise, there was no way to know how deliberations were going and so outside
the L-A County Criminal Courts Building.
BRIAN KELBERG/PROSECUTOR: YOU GUYS MUST BE VERY HARD UP FOR NEWS.
Reporters scrounged for quotes, ambushing Deputy D-A Brian Kelberg.
OUR OFFICE HAS DONE EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE TO GIVE THIS JURY THE EVIDENCE
THEY NEED TO FIND THE TRUTH.
Simpson will wait out most of the deliberations in his cell and his defense
team was not commenting. Police closed the street in front of the courthouse
and there are concerns about crowd control.
PRETTY QUIET SO FAR, ISNT IT? GREAT, HOPEFULLY IT'LL STAY THAT WAY
The assumption is that once the verdict is in, crowds will swell. And police
will go on alert all over Los Angeles.))
A North Carolina junior high school counselor is facing criminal charges
after he allegedly wrote a check to a South Boston department store using
someone else's account.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us from our Danville newsroom with the latest.
Keith, 38- year old James Arthur Totten, Junior is free on bond following a
preliminary hearing last week in Halifax County.
Police say the account he used actually belonged to a North Carolina man who
was murdered three months after the check was written.
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((JIM HALL/SOUTH BOSTON POLICE CHIEF: WE RECEIVED A COMPLAINT FROM LEGGETT'S
DEPARTMENT STORE THAT A CHECK HAD BEEN RETURNED.))
SUPER=01-Jim Hall/South Boston Police Chief; :00
OUT Q=been returned.
Since then South Boston police have been investigating the case.
One of their strongest pieces of evidence are photos taken by a surveillance
camera allegedly showing Totten purchasing more than 320- dollars in
But police say Totten didn't write the check using his own money.
Authorities say the account belonged to 26- year old Kevin Slade.
At first-- police thought Slade was dead when the check was written.
However, they now say, the young man was alive-- although he was murdered
three months later.
Totten is NOT a suspect in that case-- police already have a conviction.
IN Q=the investigation
((THE INVESTIGATION HAS SOMEWHAT COME TO A HALT HERE IN THIS LOCALITY. HOWEVER,
THERE'S A POSSIBILITY OF OTHER CHARGES IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS. ))
OUT Q=other jurisdictions.
Those charges are similar to the bad check charges.
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(questions: Teresa, any word from school officials?
James Totten, Junior works at Dillard Junior High in Yanceyville.
Calls were placed to the Superintendent of schools there as well as to
Totten's Attorney but so far no one has returned our calls. )
Tropical Storm Opal is now a hurricane-- and it appears to be moving closer
to the U.S. mainland.
The hurricane is now in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico.
At least five people there are reported missing in widespread flooding
caused by the the storm.
In Louisiana, residents are bracing for the worst of wind and rain.
Forecasters see Opal south of the Louisiana coast at midweek, with more of
a northeast movement expected later in the week.
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SUPER=03-San Fernando, Pampanga;
Meantime in the Philippines-- more than 50 people have been killed, and
thousands left homeless in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Sybil.
Landslides and floods have left a path of destruction across several
The storm moved into the South China Sea late Sunday.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the Allen administration's Welfare plan
kicked in today in Central Virginia.
And if you're a Roanoke Gas customer, your next bill may be a little less
than you expect.
On Health Check--
Researchers are identifying groups of women at a higher risk of breast
On the list-- Ashkenazic Jews and flight attendants.
It is the first Monday in October so it is back to work for the Supreme
The justices refused to tackle the law protecting abortion clinics.
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If welfare reform is going to work in Virginia, it will take a major change
in the attitude of welfare recipients.
That was the message from Governor George Allen today, who was in Lynchburg
to kick off phase two of his welfare reform initiative.
Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell form
the second area in the state which is phasing in welfare reform.
Allen says reform can only happen by getting recipients to stand on their
own two feet.
IN Q=But you shoulnd't
((GEORGE ALLEN: BUT YOU SHOULDN'T BE DOING THINGS AS A GOVERNMENT FOR PEOPLE
THAT THEY CAN DO FOR THEMSELVES. AND IN ESTABLISHING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORK
ETHIC IN PERSONAL OR INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY, THAT'S WHERE YOU ALL IN THE
PRIVATE SECTOR, THE EMPLOYERS WILL BE SO VERY IMPORTANT IN THIS EFFORT.))
OUT Q=in this effort.
Some of the business leaders at today's forum told Allen that many job-
seekers come to them completely untrained and unprepared.
Allen says the state's educational system needs to be improved, so it can
turn out better high school graduates.
The Supreme Court has declined to make a ruling on abortion clinic
On opening day of the Fall term, the court let stand lower court rulings
that upheld a federal law protecting access to abortion clinics.
Those rulings said the law does not infringe on anyone's freedom of
expression or religion.
Lower courts also said Congress acted within its authority to regulate
interstate commerce when it passed the law.
Clinton administration lawyers had urged the justices to uphold the law.
Today's action is not a ruling and therefore not necessarily the definitive
word on the law's validity.
You may get a small REFUND if you're a Roanoke Gas customer.
That's because state regulators have cut in HALF the rate hike that went
into effect last fall on an interim basis.
The average rate hike for a residential customer was about a
dollar-sixty-four a month.
Most customers will get a credit on their next bill.
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Several books through the years have been banned from schools and other
Now Patrick is checking some of them out at the Roanoke city library.
(PATRICK AD LIB)
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Many localities across the Commonwealth and the country have challenged the
presence of certain books in public libraries and schools.
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Roanoke City libraries have a display of some of those books in question,
and Patrick Evans is visiting the library to learn more.
SUPER=01-Bev James/City Librarian;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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Stick around--there's more NEWS-7 at FIVE coming your way-- some Hollins
College students are unimpressed and angered with a new landscaping design on
On Health Check-- Early detection in the fight against breast cancer.
Virginia's First Lady-- Susan Allen-- today kicked off Breast Cancer
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Breast cancer is a well- known concern for women.
But as breast cancer awareness month kicks off in Virginia, the American
Cancer Society has some statistics that still may surprise you.
Ellen Qualls is in Richmond, where First Lady Susan Allen kicked off
awareness activities today.
Most women know that by age 40, their chance of developing breast cancer has
Many still don't realize that those odds get increasingly worse for women as
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SUPER=01-Susan Allen/Virginia's First Lady; :15
SUPER=01-Dr. Ellen de Parades/Medical College of Virginia; :32
OUT Q=by age 40
(( In fact, Virginia ranks 48th among all states for percent of women who go
in to get a mammogram or clinical breast exam within two years of turning 50.
It's that kind of statistic that drew First Lady Susan Allen to become a
spokeswoman for awareness.
((SUSAN ALLEN/VIRGINIA'S FIRST LADY: WE ALL KNOW SOMEBODY OR HAVE A FAMILY
MEMBER WHO HAS FACED BREAST CANCER AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIFE. THE GOVERNOR'S
MOTHER HAS BEEN AFFLICTED BEFORE WITH BREAST CANCER. SHE IS A SURVIVOR.))
Cancer experts want to make it clear that radiation should NOT be a concern
that would stop one from getting a mammogram done at a younger age.
((DR. ELLEN DE PARADES/MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA: I THINK THE ONGOING DEBATE
ABOUT MAMMOGRAPHY UNDER FIFTY IS VERY INTERESTING. PEOPLE ARE WORKING HARD AT
TRYING TO SOLVE THAT QUESTION. AND THERE'S ACTUALLY BEEN SOME NEW DATA OUT
THIS SUMMER FROM EUROPE THAT'S EVEN MORE STRONGLY SUGGESTING THAT WOMEN UNDER
50 SHOULD HAVE SCREENING. THAT THEY SHOULD BE GETTING SCREENING BY AGE 40.))
45- hundred new cases of breast cancer are expected this year in Virginia.
12- hundred women are expected to die as a result.
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((What about new research, anything new to report?
In 1990, the gene that causes inherited breast cancer was located. But the
depressing news there is that only five percent of breast cancers are
A new study suggests female flight attendants are nearly twice as likely
to get breast cancer as other women.
Finnish researchers say they doubt the finding is related to increased
radiation in the atmosphere at high altitudes.
Rather, they believe there may be something different in the lifestyle of
flight attendants-- such as diet or chronic jet lag-- which may affect
The study, in "The British Medical Journal" also says flight attendants
tend to delay childbirth or not have children-- two factors linked to the
increased risk of breast cancer.
Other researchers say doctors may someday want to offer breast cancer
screening for Jewish women of Eastern European descent.
They say a genetic defect that may increase the risk of breast and ovarian
cancer is common in Ashkenazic Jews.
They account for the vast majority of the nation's Jewish population.
Scientists plan to study thousands of Ashkenazic Jews to find out just how
hazardous the mutation is.
The makers of breast implants have made a new offer to settle thousands of
The offer partially replaces a four-and-a-quarter billion-dollar
settlement that's collapsing.
There's no word on how much the new offer is worth-- but indications are
that women would be given less money and might be required to provide more
proof of injury.
The U-V-A Cavaliers continue their winning streak--
What's in store for the Wahoos this coming weekend? MIke Stevens knows--
let's check in with him.
Good afternoon everyone, we start our Monday ticker on the road in
Charlottesville where the Virginia Cavaliers have moved up to number nine in
the country after beating Wake Forest 35-17 this past weekend.
The Wahoos jumped out to a 21 point lead in the first half thanks to the
arm of quarterback Mike Groh. The senior connected on two first half touchdown
passes to lead the cavs.
But a poor second half, that included several off sides penalties and a some
special teams mis cues; prompted some criticism from the head coach.
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((GEORGE WELSH/VIRGINIA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/Virginia Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...we've had"
UVa cannot afford 12 penalties this Saturday when the Wahoos head south
for perhaps their biggest conference game. Steve Mason has more. Steve.
OUT Q=...at 6"
Mark Martin won yesterday's winston cup race at North Wilkesboro and Ernie
Irvan came back to score a remarkable sixth place finish.
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But the man probably should have won the Holly Farms 400 is Ricky Rudd.
The Chesapeake native finished 5th after a lugnut was left off his left front
tire on lap 370, and NASCAR called him back in the pits.
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((RICKY RUDD/FINISHED 5TH YESTERDAY:))
SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/Finished 5th Yesterday; :00
OUT Q=...CAN'T BEAT CITY HALL."
Coming up at six, Sparky Anderson quits the Tigers, and the NHL starts are
going to the Olympics.
See you in a half hour everybody.
Have a good night.
take a break
Some students are stumping around the Hollins College campus, trying to put
an end to the school's landscaping venture.
38 trees have been chopped down in the last week, in an effort to widen
Route 11 in front of the college.
The students say they were never given an opportunity to decide on the plan.
IN Q=When I first
((KELLY SHINN/HOLLINS COLLEGE STUDENT: WHEN I FIRST TRANSFERRED TO HERE TO
HOLLINS AND I DROVE INTO THE GATES, THAT'S WHAT IMPRESSED ME THE MOST-- THAT WE
WERE HIDDEN BEHIND THIS NATURAL BARRIER OF TREES. NOW IT'S JUST LIKE A BIG OPEN
SUPER=01-Kelly Shinn/Hollins College Student;
OUT Q=open desert
But Hollins College officials say the entrance to the school won't look like
that for long.
The plan calls for 86 oaks and more than 300 boxwoods and magnolias to
replace the lost trees.
Plus they say students WERE involved during the planning stages of the
IN Q=The eventual result
((LINDA STEELE/DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE RELATIONS: THE EVENTUAL RESULT WILL BE FOR A
MUCH GREENER ENTRY AS YOU ENTER THE HOLLINS CAMPUS, AND WE THINK IT WILL BE A
MORE BEAUTIFUL ENTRANCE ONCE IT'S COMPLETED ))
SUPER=01-Linda Steele/Director of College Relations;
OUT Q=it's completed
Steele is hoping the roadwork and landscaping will be complete by the end of
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(robin tosses to Keith)
Peggy Stem never thought it would happen to her, but on Friday she became
the victim of a scam.
A pair of con artists she met in a Roanoke parking lot convinced her to
withdraw money from a bank account.
They stole it, along with a cellular phone. We'll share her warning...
along with all the news, sports and weather in one- half hour on NEWS-7 at
SIX. That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE, see ya at six. Goodnight.