They're moving out of Justice House tonight.
A LIVE report from there coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
And an unusual tribute on the site of a fatal traffic accident.
Tonight in sports, the Hokies are making plans for a tough trip to
The World Series resumes tonight in Cleveland.
And troubled running back Barry Foster is back in the NFL signing with the
A cold front is moving through the area. Very little precipitation but some
cooler temperatures highlight the forecast.
No electricity, no hot water and possibly no more Justice House.
Residents are packing up their possessions and moving out of the low- income
Scott Prince is live at Justice House.
They knew the power would be cut off today, but now it turns out there were
other problems today?
(ROLLCUE: "...the Hayden family.")
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Kara Kincaid/Justice House Resident; :31 QUICK
SUPER=01-Ron Miller/Roanoke Building Inspector; :42
OUT Q=vacate the building
(Are all the residents planning to move out tonight?)
"When you're wired up on crank and your adrenaline is pumping, you just
don't know how strong you are."
That's the excuse 19- year- old of Steven Wayne Cole of Hillsville allegedly
gave police for pushing his girlfriend's toddler so hard it killed the boy.
Tracy Altizer has more from Cole's preliminary hearing on first degree
IN Q=According to testimony
SUPER=01-Rick Clark/Carroll Co. Sheriff's Investigator; :17
SUPER=01-Dwight Compton/Blevins' Lawyer; :50
OUT Q=News 7 Hillsville.
(( According to testimony, Bones Cole--as he's known--was high on crystal
methamphetamine, or crank, and marijuana while babysitting his girlfriend's two
young children on August 26th.
A Carroll County sheriff's investigator testified Cole admitted he pushed
two year- old Joshua Blevins when he wouldn't go to bed.
((RICK CLARK/CARROLL CO. SHERIFF'S INVESTIGATOR: AND HE PUSHED HIM AND HE HIT
HIS HEAD. HE GOT UP AND HE COULDN'T WALK AND HE STAGGERED AND FELL AGAINST THE
WALL AND HIT HIS HEAD AGAIN. THEN HE PICKED HIM UP AND STARTED UP THE STEPS
WITH HIM AND HE STARTED THROWING UP AND HAVING TROUBLE BREATHING. ))
Clark says Cole tried in vain to administer CPR when Josh stopped breathing.
But he never called for help, and when Blevins came home, told her the boy
Blevins' attorney argued she should not be charged with felony child neglect
because she didn't know Cole was using drugs, and she wasn't present when Josh
((DWIGHT COMPTON/BLEVINS' LAWYER: BUT AS FAR AS MS. BLEVINS KNEW, HER CHILD WAS
SIMPLY ASLEEP IN HIS BED. ))
But Blevins admittedly let almost 24 hours lapse without checking on her
son, from the time she left for work on Saturday, until she found him dead in
his bed between four and five o-clock Sunday afternoon.
su 14:08:29The defense also argued Cole should not be charged with first
degree murder because Joshua's death was not premeditated. But the prosecutor
said high or not, Cole pushed Josh intentionally. The judge certified the
charges against both defendants. It will now be up to the grand jury to decide
whether the cases should proceed to trial. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Hillsville.))
Family and friends of two Danville children killed last week in a fatal car
accident are turning their grief into determination.
12- year old Jami Earles and her 10- year old brother died last Thursday
when the car they were in collided with a dump truck.
Norma Jean Daniel was at the wheel of the car but says she doesn't remember
anything before the collision.
She was among the more than 60- people who attended a memorial service today
at the scene of the accident.
Those who gathered at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Route 265
also signed a petition.
They want something done about what they call a death trap.
IN Q=I've always
((TAMMY MUSTAIN/CHILDREN'S MOTHER: I'VE ALWAYS ASKED WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR
THEM TO DO SOMETHING DOWN HERE, WOULD IT TAKE SOMEONE BEING KILLED, AND I NEVER
DREAMED IN A MILLION YEARS THAT IT WOULD BE MY TWO BABIES.
Q: DO YOU THINK YOUR LIFE WILL EVER BE THE SAME?
NORMA JEAN DANIEL/DRIVER: NO, BECAUSE THEY WERE AT MY HOUSE EVERYDAY WHEN I
CAME HOME, WHEN THEY GOT HOME FROM SCHOOL. I SEEN THEM EVERYDAY. ))
SUPER=01-Tammy Mustain/Children's Mother; :04
SUPER=01-Norma Jean Daniel/Driver; :15
OUT Q=them everyday.
The petition contains more than 100 signatures.
Family members say they plan to lobby lawmakers on a state and local level
until something is done.
A used car dealer is being accused of food stamp fraud.
Joseph Spangler sold a couple of cars at his "Sport Motors" car lot on
Melrose Avenue, allegedly accepting food stamps as partial payment.
The buyers were undercover federal agents.
Salesmen who were there this morning said Spangler was not around and they
didn't know when he'd be back.
It's felony- -punishable by up to 25 years in prison and a huge fine- -to
accept food stamps for anything other than groceries.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Ahead on News-7, an ethics committee investigates Newt Gingrich and his book
deal which may have been sweetened thanks to Liberty University,
and a Virginia husband and wife are hoping their cardboard invention will be a
real baby BOON.
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The same book deals that led to the downfall of former House Speaker Jim
Wright are now plaguing current Speaker Newt Gingrich.
A House Ethics committee is looking into bulk sales of Gingrich's book "To
Renew America" for possible conflict of interest problems.
Five conservative groups, including Liberty University, bought large
quantities of the book in recent months.
Gingrich spoke at Liberty two weeks ago, and autographed 100 copies of "To
Renew America" while he was there.
Reverend Jerry Falwell says the books were handed out as gifts to board
members and friends of the school.
Gingrich says all of the purchases are perfectly legal.
In 1989, he helped force Jim Wright out of office after it was discovered
Wright was using bulk sales of his book to skirt limits on speaking fees.
Fire destroyed a house in Franklin County this afternoon.
No one was home when the blaze broke out at the house-- located just off
Route 40 in Ferrum.
Firefighters called it a total loss.
They say the house was fully involved when they arrived-- so it had a large
IN Q=After the roof
((ROGER WOODS/FERRUM FIRE CHIEF: AFTER THE ROOF COLLAPSED, THE WIND WAS
PUSHING IT INTO THE OTHER UNBURNT PART OF THE HOUSE-- SO THAT HAMPERED OUR
EFFORTS, AS WELL. ))
SUPER=01-Roger Woods/Ferrum Fire Chief;
OUT Q=efforts, as well
Woods says some highway department workers spotted the blaze.
Fire officials still don't know its cause.
Children need to get a little credit for the things they do right--
according to Roanoke City's Superintendent of Schools.
Wayne Harris was on the panel of today's 44th Annual Parent-Teacher Seminar.
The topic: "Children and Violence."
Harris says unfortunately, children are exposed early on to the evils of the
world-- in their communities, and on television.
((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: MONITOR WHAT YOUR CHILDREN WATCH
ON TV. WATCH WITH THEM SO THAT EVEN IF IT'S A CONTROVERSIAL PROGRAM OR TOPIC
YOU CAN HAVE FAMILY DIALOGUE ABOUT THE MEANING OF WHAT WENT ON. IT IS CRITICAL
THAT WE SPEND MORE TIME WITH OUR CHILDREN SO THAT WE HELP THEM DECIPHER THE
GOOD FROM THE BAD. ))
OUT Q=from the bad.
Harris calls for parents to be more active in the school system, as well--
by visiting schools, and lending a hand.
Teenagers lending a hand are an important part of the work force, especially
on the retail end.
But they often have special needs compared to the average nine-to-five
Today the Roanoke County Public School system held a workshop to help
teenagers and employers gain a better understanding of each other.
A number of companies joined about 100 students from the county's marketing
education classes for some roundtable discussions.
IN Q=It's very enjoyable
((CATHI JETT/STUDENT: IT'S VERY ENJOYABLE. WE'RE LEARNING A LOT ABOUT HOW TO
DEAL WITH OUR EMPLOYERS AND A LOT ABOUT HOW THEY DEAL WITH US. AND LEARNING A
LOT ABOUT JUST DEALING WITH WORKERS.))
OUT Q=with workers.
Among the local businesses participating in the workshop: M-C-I, The
Sunnybrook Inn Restaurant, and the Mill Mountain Theater.
A plus for the stock market today thanks to a strong bond market and
positive earnings reports.
The DOW surged 46 points during the day, before closing at 47- hundred- 83,
a net gain of 28 points.
Nasdaq posted a two point gain.
The Sierra Club says Senator John Warner is ducking his responsibility to
The group is running ads urging Warner to vote to pull oil drilling in
Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from the federal budget bill.
The Club says Virginians should be crying foul for their own waterfowl.
IN Q=The Arctic
((THE ARCTIC REFUGE IS A NESTING AND STAGING AREA FOR A NUMBER OF OTHER
WATERFOWL THAT WE FIND AROUND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOR INSTANCE. TUNDRA SWANS,
BRANTS, OLD SQUAWS.))
SUPER=01-Paul Torrence/Sierra Club;
OUT Q=old squaws.
The Sierra Club points out that Warner has received over 78- thousand
dollars in oil- related campaign contributions since 1989.
A Warner spokesman says the Senator wants America to be less reliant on
foreign sources of oil.
And, he says, to suggest that there's a correlation between PAC money and
Warner's vote is "absurd."
The spokesman said Warner actually voted in 1980 to double the size of the
State Republicans hope the November elections will give them control of the
And today, Attorney General Jim Gilmore said legislation to combat domestic
violence and reform the juvenile justice system hangs in the balance.
Gilmore attended a fundraiser this afternoon for Republican house candidates
Jeff Artis and Newell Falkinburg.
He said he is confident republicans will take control of the Senate and he
is optimistic they will prevail in the House of Delegates as well.
IN Q=We have
((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE HAVE WORKED VERY HARD TO MAKE VIRGINIA
SAFE. WE HAVE MUCH MORE TO DO ON ISSUES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR THE WOMEN OF
VIRGINIA, ON JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM SO THAT WE CAN PROTECT THE COMMUNITY. WE
CANNOT MOVE THE STATE FORWARD IN A PROGRESSIVE WAY UNLESS WE WIN THIS
OUT Q=unless we win this election.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the state democratic party says the attorney
general is distorting the truth.
Gail Nardi says DEMOCRATS have led the effort to reform the juvenile
justice system, and protect families from domestic violence.
A Virginia husband and wife think they may hit the jackpot with a new
invention they've just begun selling.
It's a new kind of car shade for babies.
Len Besthoff sheds a little light on the subject.
IN Q=This is
SUPER=01-Margo Garrand/Inventor; :17
SUPER=01-Michael Garrand/Inventor; :57
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
(( This is the Infant Shade, the brainchild, so to speak, of Margo and Michael
Garrand from Stephens City, Virginia.
This relatively simple invention keeps a baby from exposure to the sun any
direction and any angle...of course it wasn't sunny when we shot the story,
but, you get the idea.
SOT TAPE ONE 14:12:03
IN Q=It keeps
((MARGO GARRAND/INVENTOR: IT KEEPS THE BABY OUT OF THE SUN BOTH INSIDE THE CAR
AND OUTSIDE THE CAR. ))
OUT Q=outside the car.
The Garrands were in Roanoke to put their product in a local baby store, and
as soon as the owners saw it, they were sold.
SOT TAPE ONE 14:17:58
IN Q=Oh yes
((ANNE WILLIS/BABIES AND CHILDREN OWNER: OH YES, WE DEFINITELY THINK IT'S A
OUT Q=a winner.
Margo Garrand came up with the idea four years ago when she was trying to
find a way to shield HER baby from the sun...she used a cardboard box that her
new washing machine came in.
SOT TAPE ONE 14:30:19
IN Q=I just
((MARGO GARRAND: I JUST TOOK A KNIFE AND STARTED CUTTING AND I MADE A SHADE
OUT OF THAT CARDBOARD BOX FROM THE WASHING MACHINE.))
OUT Q=from the washing machine.
SOT TAPE TWO 14:48:52
IN Q=So here's
((So here's the big question, you have an idea that you think is going to work,
but then how do you get it to market without the idea getting stolen and not
knowing if the idea's going to work? The Garrands decided just to go for it.))
OUT Q=go for it.
SOT TAPE ONE 14:09:58
IN Q=We kinda
((MICHAEL GARRAND/INVENTOR: WE KINDA PROTECTED IT, AS BEST WE COULD, WE DIDN'T
PUBLICIZE IT MUCH IN THE BEGINNING. WE KINDA WENT ON FAITH. UNTIL THE POINT
WHERE WE STARTED GOING THROUGH THE PATENT PROCESS.))
OUT Q=patent process.
Since the spring, the couple has sold 300 of these Infant Shades, which go
for about five bucks a pop.
They admit the product won't make them an instant fortune, but hey, it's
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
Coming up tonight in sports, Barry Foster and Lawrence Phillips are back on
the practice field.
The Hokies are geared up for the Mountaineers.
And the world series resumes tonight in Cleveland with the Indians trying to
get back on track trailing the Braves two games to none.
The World Series resumes tonight with the Braves trying to take a three games
to none advantage on the Tribe, and the Indians hoping to rediscover their
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH; :00
Cleveland hitting instructor Charlie Manuel worked his players last night at
Jacobs field trying to jump start their bats, that have only produced 8 hits in
John Smoltz has the honor of silencing them tonight, but he know that won't
be so easy.
IN Q="IF THEY WIN...
((JOHN SMOLTZ/BRAVES STARTER TONIGHT:))
((CHARLES NAGY/INDIANS STARTER TONIGHT:))
SUPER=01-John Smoltz/Braves Starter Tonight; :00
SUPER=01-Charles Nagy/Indians Starter Tonight; :21
OUT Q=...PRETTY WELL."
In the NFL, the Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Pro Bowl running back
Barry Foster, who fell out of favor with the Panthers earlier this year.
Foster was supposed to be the marquee player in the Panthers offense this
season, but he stayed hurt and out of shape in the preseason.
The Bengals believe the 26 year old Foster is still in his prime and is
capable of rushing for over thousand yards as he did three years ago with the
Nebraska star tailback Lawrence Phillips, a Heisman trophy candidate before
the start of this season, has rejoined his teammates after a tumultuous two
Phillips is scheduled to be sentenced December 1st in Lancaster County Court
after pleading no contest to third degree assault charges.
Phillips was arrested on September 10th after he allegedly hit his
Phillips has rejoined the team but he will not play this Saturday against
The Big East rivalry between Virginia Tech and West Virginia shifts to
Morgantown this year.
And Roy Stanley says this years game may be more important than any in the
past because of the Big East Standings.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ/Last Saturday; :00
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :16
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Tech Head Coach; :29
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Tech Quarterback; 1:00
SUPER=01-Pierson Prioleau/Tech Cornerback; 1:12
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
((Tech's 45 to 17 win over Rutgers last Saturday gives the Hokies a 3 and 1
record and second place in the Big East Conference.
That makes the trip to West Virginia even more important because the
Mountaineers are in third place at 2 and 1.
Last year in Blacksburg the Hokies dominated the game winning 34 to 16.
And while the Hokies are on a 5 game winning streak West Virginia is coming off
a 22 to nothing loss at Syracuse.))
((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH: ))
((Saturday's game will be the 41-st meeting between Tech and West Virginia and
both teams rank high in Big East statistics.
Tech held the Mountaineers without a touchdown last season at Lane
Stadium. And this year the Hokies and Mountaineers are second and third
respectively in the leagues current total offensive standings.))
((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/TECH QUARTERBACK: ))
((PIERSON PRIOLEAU/TECH CORNERBACK: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
The Roanoke Rugby Football Club is once again hosting the Virginia State
Rugby Championship Tournament this weekend at Green Hill Park.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Today; :00
Roanoke County Parks and Recreation workers were out preparing the field
today. Tournament organizers are expecting around 5 thousand participants and
spectators to attend the two day event.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Year;
Action begins Saturday morning and concludes Sunday with the
The tournament; known as the Ed and Sandy Lee Cup, will resemble last
years competition with mens and womens divisions from both the senior and
((JOHNNY MCLEAN/VA. RUGBY UNION PRESIDENT:))
SUPER=01-Johnny McLean/Va. Rugby Union President; :00
OUT Q=...I've ever seen"