Up next on News 7 at five-
Residents at the Justice House brace for the worst- their electricity
could be shut off...AGAIN.
Fidel Castro speaks to Dan Rather. We'll hear from him.
Plus a taste of winter in Utah.
A wonderful October week straight ahead with a few clouds tomorrow, then
sunshine for the rest of the week.
Temperatures tomorrow will hit the 70s.
On Health Check-- Toxoplasmosis,
a disease that can effect pregnant women-- and can be very dangerous to
their new babies.
(Jean AD LIB)
Turmoil at Justice House continues: residents at the low income apartment
building are bracing for tomorrow-- another day without electricity.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Tomorrow could be a dark day for Justice House residents.
The electricity will be cut off again unless a payment is made.
That's according to a letter from Appalachian Power.
But those living in the troubled low- income apartment building say they
simply don't have the money.
Many residents believe their children will suffer without electricity.
They're also afraid the loss of power will mean the end for Justice House.
IN Q=It's going
((GAIL ANDREWS/JUSTICE HOUSE RESIDENT: IT'S GOING TO CLOSE DOWN. THAT'S WHAT
THEY'RE WAITING ON RIGHT NOW. SOMEBODY OUT THERE IS WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO
GET CLOSED OFF, SO THIS PLACE CAN GET CLOSED DOWN.))
SUPER=01-Gail Andrews/Justice House Resident;
OUT Q=get closed down.
The majority of people living at Justice House say they want to stay,
despite current disputes over ownership and management.
But if the power is turned off tomorrow, many residents are convinced
they'll have to find shelter somewhere else.
Two weeks ago the power was shut off for eight hours at Justice House.
A spokesperson for Appalachian Power says the company has made repeated
attempts to bring the account up to date.
But without an agency or individual willing to take responsibility for the
bills, APCO says it has no assurance the debts will ever be paid.
British Prime Minister John Major spoke today at the 50th anniversary of
the United Nations.
He's calling for a more efficiently run U-N.
((JOHN MAJOR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: THE WORLD NEEDS THE UNITED NATIONS AS MUCH
TODAY AS IN ANY TIME IN THE PAST, BUT A UNITED NATIONS THAT WORKS. A UNITED
NATIONS USING TODAY'S METHODS TO ADDRESS TOMORROW'S NEEDS.))
SUPER=01-John Major/British Prime Minister;
OUT Q=ADDRESS TOMORROW'S NEEDS."
Major also criticized the United States for failing to pay its U.N.
He says it is unacceptable for members of states to enjoy representation
The day after his speech at the U-N, Cuban president Fidel Castro spoke
to CBS Newsman- Dan Rather.
IN Q=i think
((I THINK THAT COMMUNISM IS A SOCIETY FOR THE FUTURE. YOU YOURSELF HAVE A BIT
OF COMMUNISM HERE. YOU DISTRIBUTE WEALTH. YOU GIVE THINGS TO THE ELDERS. YOU
PROVIDE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.))
SUPER=10-Fidel Castro/Cuban President/Voice of Translator;
OUT Q=unemployment benefits."
More on Dan Rather's interview with Castro on the CBS Evening News
tonight at six- thirty.
Jury deliberations have begun in in the trial of the woman accused of
killing Tejano singer Selena.
In closing arguments, prosecutors said Yolanda Saldivar is trying to
get away with murder.
They claim the shooting was intentional.
But the defense insists it was an accident.
Saldivar shot Selena in a Corpus Christi motel room.
TAPE#594-07 used edit tape!!
A death sentence for a Virginia Beach man who murdered four people
during a bar robbery.
SUPER=03-Virginia Beach/June 30, 1994;
It happened at the Witchduck Inn in the summer of 1994.
The circuit judge upheld the jury's recommendation of the death penatly.
Clagett's girlfriend, Denise Holsinger, was sentenced to five
life terms for her part in the slayings.
Holsinger was fired from her waitress job at the bar shortly before
We've seen beautiful fall weather here, but in Northern Utah, winter is
getting an early start.
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;
Residents in Salt Lake City and Utah County woke up to a blanket of snow
Two to six inches of the white stuff was reported.
The snow caused problems on roadways-- including several fender benders
but no serious injuries.
Elsewhere, snow drifts as high as four feet deep were reported from
Colorado to South Dakota.
toss to robin
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Up next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- the Bland County Commonwealth's Attorney's
office is a hard job to fill-- we'll explain...
Plus they were once rivals-- now California Governor Pete Wilson backs
Republican Senator Bob Dole for President.
On Health Check-- Children and Violence-- we'll tell you about a free
program tonight for parents and kids.
Plus what do state senate candidates think of Virginia's stalking law?
We'll hear from two of them following last week's murder-suicide in
Roanoke-- coming up on NEWS-7 at FIVE. cc sponsor
Presidential Candidate Bob Dole is welcoming an endorsement from a
one-time rival-- Pete Wilson of California.
IN Q=Senator Bob
((PETE WILSON/CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR: SENATOR BOB DOLE STANDS HEAD AND SHOULDERS
ABOVE THE REST OF THE REPUBLICAN FIELD.))
((SEN. BOB DOLE/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: OF COURSE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MEANS A
LOT TO MY CAMPAIGN. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT.))
SUPER=01-Pete Wilson/California Governor; 00
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; 05
OUT Q=of the Republican Field."
Dole is the republican front runner. He says it will be extremely
valuable to get advice from the governor of America's largest state.
Wilson is warning Republicans not to be lured by Colin Powell.
He says the retired general lacks the political experience to defeat
In the wake of last week's murder- suicide in Roanoke, two senate
candidates say they'll take a closer look at the state's stalking law.
Alesha Johnson was shot and killed on Thursday, before Larry Mack turned
the gun on himself.
Mack was awaiting trial on several charges, including a stalking complaint
that Johnson had filed against him a few days before.
Today, republican Senator Brandon Bell and his democratic opponent John
Edwards said they would support a review of the stalking law.
IN Q=What it's intended
((SEN. BRANDON BELL/R- ROANOKE: WHAT IT'S INTENDED TO DO IS TO GET THOSE PEOPLE
OUT OF HARM'S WAY AND GET THEM REMOVED FROM DANGEROUS SITUATIONS. IF IT'S NOT
WORKING, WE NEED TO GO BACK AND TAKE A STRONGER LOOK AT IT AND MAKE SURE WE
HAVE THE KIND OF TEETH AND ENFORCEABILITY IN THAT LAW.))
((JOHN EDWARDS/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: STALKING LAWS ARE DESIGNED TO PREVENT
THE KIND OF THING THAT OCCURRED HERE, AND IT'S VERY TRAGIC. AND WE CERTAINLY
NEED TO TAKE A LOOK TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN PUT MORE TEETH INTO THAT LAW
TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY WORK.))
SUPER=01-John Edwards/(D) State Senate Candidate; :14
OUT Q=make sure that they work.
Members of Alesha Johnson's family say they will push for legislation that
offers more protection to stalking victims.
Bland County has a contested Commonwealth's Attorney's race for the first
time since most people can remember.
But both of the candidates are from TAZEWELL County.
That's because the only lawyer who lives in Bland County is the current
prosecutor, and she's not seeking re-election.
So Democrat Jim Dudley of Bluefield, Virginia, and Republican Greg Matney of
Tazewell are taking advantage of a new change in the state code allowing non-
residents to run.
Both find the part-time position especially attractive.
((JIM DUDLEY/D-CANDIDATE: YOU CAN PRACTICE YOUR CIVIL PRACTICE AND ANYTHING
NON-CRIMINAL CASES IN THAT COUNTY AND IT DOESN'T AFFECT IT. AND THAT'S WHAT
MAKES IT A LITTLE BIT ATTRACTIVE FOR SOMEBODY LIKE ME TO DO. ))
((GREG MATNEY/R-CANDIDATE: I'VE GOT A FAIRLY WELL-DEVELOPED LAW PRACTICE AND IN
ORDER TO RUN FOR COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY IN TAZEWELL COUNTY I'D HAVE TO GIVE
THAT UP. I DON'T WANT TO GIVE UP WHAT PRACTICES I'VE GOT. AND I ENJOY CIVIL
WORK AS WELL AS CRIMINAL WORK.))
SUPER=01-Jim Dudley/(D) Commonwealth's Atty. Candidate; :00
SUPER=01-Greg Matney/(R) Commonwealth's Atty. Candidate; :14
OUT Q=as criminal work.
Bland County has had non- resident prosecutors in the past, but because
state law did not allow them to run for the office, they were appointed
healthy music under
Carving pumpkins isn't easy for everyone, and Patrick has been learning the
how-tos on creating a Jack-o-Lantern masterpiece.
(Patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
What would Halloween be without a ghoulish Jack-O-Lantern casting it's
evil glow across the front porch?
But what if you're all thumbs when it comes to carving pumpkins?
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans has a few suggestions thanks to the folks at Roanoke City
Parks and Recreation.
SUPER=01-Vic Garber/Roanoke Parks & Recreation;
SUPER=01-Mike Barnhill/Recreation Specialist;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
healthy music under
Don't go away, there's more to come in the newscast-- The Braves take a two
to nothing lead in the World Series--Mike has the latest in tonight's Ticker
On Health Check--
Botetourt County residents will soon get a lesson in safety.
The American Red Cross is offering CPR training, lifeguarding and disaster
Plus-- it's red ribbon awareness week-- a time to teach kids about the
dangers of drugs and alcohol.
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It's a disease that can be devastating to a new baby-- yet many pregnant
women don't know much about it.
There are some ways mothers-to-be can help prevent toxoplasmosis.
IN Q=It was a big
SUPER=01-June Kinoshita/Mother; :04
SUPER=01-Dr. Cody Meissner/New England Medical Center; :33
OUT Q=respiratory infection.
IN Q=It was a big
((JUNE KINOSHITA/MOTHER:IT WAS A BIG SHOCK AND I WAS QUITE TERRIFIED. LIKE
MANY WOMEN, I HAD HEARD ABUT TOXOPLASMOSIS. IT'S MENTIONED IN A LOT OF
PREGNANCY BOOKS AND IT'S USUALLY MENTIONED AS SOMETHING QUITE DIRE.))
OUT Q=quite dire.
Toxoplasmosis was caught early in this child.
After a year of treatment with three different drugs, she'll be fine.
Toxoplasmosis is a parasite infection.
If you get it while you're pregnant you can pass it along to the baby.
Adults don't get very sick, but babies can end up blind or mentally retarded.
IN Q=The mother may
(( DR. CODY MEISSNER, NEW ENGLAND MEDICAL CENTER:THE MOTHER MAY HAVE MILD
SYMPTOMS: LETHARGY, FEELING TIRED, SWOLLEN GLANDS IN THE NECK AND OFTEN SHE
WON'T EVEN HAVE A FEVER SO IT FEELS LIKE AN ORDINARY RESPIRATORY INFECTION.))
OUT Q=respiratory infection.
There are some things pregnant women can do to avoid the common sources of
First of all, avoid undercooked meat.
Don't change cat boxes-- cats can carry the parasite in their stool.
Also, use garden gloves when digging in the dirt-- another home of the
GRAPHIC=american red cross
A new venture by the American Red Cross could turn out to be a real
life-saver for Botetourt County residents.
In just a few weeks, a satellite office will be set up inside Troutville
A variety of classes will be offered including C-P-R, lifeguarding and
Apparently there's been a growing need for a Red Cross office in Botetourt
County, but it took a special kind of donation to make it reality.
IN Q=That space was
((BETTY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: THAT SPACE WAS VERY GRACIOUSLY DONATED TO
US BY THE TOWN OF TROUTVILLE'S TOWN COUNCIL. WHEN WE STARTED LOOKING INTO THIS
PROJECT, WE FOUND THAT WE NEEDED TO EXPAND OUR SERVICE AREA. AND TALKING WITH
SOME BUSINESS LEADERS, THEY WERE ABLE TO OBTAIN THAT SPACE FREE FOR US. ))
SUPER=01-Betty Whittaker/American Red Cross;
OUT Q=free for us.
This is the first time the Roanoke Valley's chapter has branched out into a
Whittaker hopes Botetourt County residents will respond by volunteering.
Anyone interested can contact the Roanoke Valley chapter of the American Red
The Mental Health Association of the Roanoke Valley is sponsoring the 44th
Annual "Parent-Child Seminar."
The topic this year: "Children of Violence: The Violence of Children."
The program begins tonight at 6:30 with a keynote address at 7.
It will be held at the Jefferson Center in downtown Roanoke.
Dr. William Harris from the University of Virginia will speak.
While parents hear the speech, children-- ages three- and up, will be
grouped into learning activities of their own.
The program continues tomorrow, with seminars from nine to noon.
The murder rate in America is on the decline-- according to the National
Center for Health Statistics.
The homicide rate fell more than eight-percent from 1993 to 1994-- and it's
down for the third consecutive year.
Some are contributing the drop to a higher profile on the streets by
Despite the good news, murder remains the second leading cause of death
among young people ages 15 to 24.
You might see red ribbons decorating schools, businesses, cars-- even
kids-- this week.
It's Red Ribbon Week-- sponsored by the Roanoke Youth Substance Abuse
Here at Virginia Heights Elementary, and many other schools around the
region, they're celebrating drug awareness, and calling for a drug-free
For the younger kids the focus is on basic health.
Experts say even learning about healthy eating, dental care and safety
issues will help steer kids away from drugs.
The Indians have some ground to cover at home if they want to stay alive in
the World Series.
Mike Stevens has more on the Braves two-game lead in tonight's Two Minute
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to another work week.
The World Series participants are not working tonight. They are taking today
to travel to Cleveland from Atlanta.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Last Night - NBC; :00
Last night the Braves beat the Indians 4-to-3 to take a two game to none
advantage in the best of seven series.
But given the Braves history of coming up short in the Series, and given the
Indians reputation as being the best team in baseball, you can understand why
the Braves are not getting too cocky.
IN Q="BOTH TEAMS...
((BOBBY COX/ATLANTA BRAVES MANAGER:))
((MARK WOHLERS/BRAVES RELIEF PITCHER:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Cox/Atlanta Braves Manager; :00
SUPER=01-Mark Wohlers/Braves' Relief Pitcher; :16
OUT Q=...HEAD THERE."
In one other note this afternoon, the St. Louis Cardinals have announced the
signing of Tony LaRussa as their new manager.
Larussa, who'se been with the A's since 1986, replaces Joe Torre.
Ward Burton collected his first Winston Cup win yesterday by taking the
checkered flag in the A.C. Delco 400 at Rockingham.
SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC; :00
The South Boston native was all smiles in victory lane with his wife Tabitha
and their children Sarah, and three year old Jeb.
As he picked up a kiss and a check worth $70 thousand.
IN Q="You know...
((WARD BURTON/A.C. DELCO 500 WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Ward Burton/A.C. Delco 500 Winner; :00
OUT Q=...IN THE SEAT."
Before Gordon celebrated, MIchael Waltrip decided to have a pool party right
at the entrance of pit road.
But there was no party yesterday for points leader Jeff Gordon, who finished
20th, and lost 43 points off his Winston Cup points lead.
That means his lead has now been reduced to 162 points with 2 events to go.
((JEFF GORDON/LEADS EARNHARDT BY 162 POINTS:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Leads Earnhardt By 162 Points; :00
OUT Q=...GIVING THAT."
Much more coming your way at six tonight.
But there's also more News 7 at Five just around the corner.
Have a nice Monday night everybody.
take a break
Birthday parties for children seem to get bigger and bigger.
A six-year old military buff's party was no exception.
Chase Lanting of Palm Beach, Florida thought he'd get a G-I Joe toy for a
Instead his parents turned their house into a military camp--
The Lantings gave guests engraved dog tags-- a barber was even on hand to
give crew cuts.
An R-O-T-C unit from a local high school showed up and U-S Naval Sea cadets
supervised bumper boats in the pool.
And if that wasn't enough-- the National Guard stormed the camp-- and drove
Chase off in a Humvee.
The Lantings say it just takes creativity rather than money-- but they
admit the bash cost about six thousand dollars.
(toss to robin)
(robin ad lib)
(robin toss to Jean)
Updating one of tonight's stories-- A jury in Houston has just found Yolanda
Saldivar guilty in the shooting death of Tejano singer Selena.
The jury deliberated barely two hours before returning the murder verdict.
More on that story at 6:30 on the CBS Evening NEWS--
And Coming up on NEWS-7 in just 30-minutes--
When you add hundreds of new employees, you've may have to give them a way
to get to work.
That's exactly what the Ericsson Corporation in Lynchburg has done.
Keith Humphry is here to tell us more about that...
Jean, Ericsson is still in the midst of a 35- million dollar expansion to
its Lynchburg facility.
That meant it had to find a way for all those new employees and shippers to
get into the plant.
Today, the first truck travelled down the newly- dedicated Ericsson Drive.
Officials say the access road should help ease traffic congestion on
Candler's Mountain Road.
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We'll tell you more about that tonight along with more news of the day on
News7 at Six in 30-minutes--
That's all for NEWS-7 at FIVE, see you at 11. Goodnight.