(( HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...THE VERDICT IS IN FOR
BEN LILLY--THE RINER MAN WHO WAS ON TRIAL FOR MURDERING A VIRGINIA TECH
THEY'VE DISAGREED IN THE PAST, BUT NOW FORMER GOVERNOR DOUG WILDER AND
SENATOR CHUCK ROBB JOIN FORCES IN HOPES OF GIVING MARK WARNER A BOOST.
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Tonight is Friday October 25th, our TOP STORY--
IN Q=IS THIS
((IS THIS MORE THAN WE USUALLY SEE? YES BUT WE HAVE TO KEEP IT INTO
PERSPECTIVE THAT THERE'S A LOT OF POPULATION OUT THERE WHO ARE WELL AND NOT
GETTING INFECTED. ))
You're watching News-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
Seven cases of Legionnaires' Disease have now been confirmed in the New
River Valley-- making this officially an outbreak.
Though two patients are hospitalized in critical condition-- five are
already at home, doing well.
Antibiotics can treat the disease...but in some instances, it is fatal.
Legionnaires' Disease comes from the legionella bacteria...it is not spread
person to person.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Charles Schleupner/Salem VA Medical Chief; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District; :30
OUT Q=taken care of.
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((THOSE ESPECIALLY AT RISK ARE AT THE ELDERLY POPULATION OR PATIENTS WHO HAVE
CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE BECAUSE THEY SEEM ESPECIALLY PREDISPOSED NOT ONLY TO
GETTING INFECTION BUT TO GETTING SICK WITH THE INFECTION. ))
OUT Q=with the infection.
Finding the origin of this outbreak is going to be a difficult task.
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The bacteria is spread through water taps, hot tubs, water based
humidifiers, air conditioning cooling towers, or ponds, and moist soils.
Tonight, experts from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta have come
to lend a hand in this investigation.
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IN Q=CDC can
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER VALLEY HEALTH DISTRICT: CDC CAN PROVIDE A LOT OF
HELP, THE PEOPLE THE ASSISTANCE, THEY'RE THE EXPERTS ON DOING THESE TYPES OF
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATIONS. THEY'RE ALSO GOING TO PROVIDE US LABORATORY
FACILITIES. A LOT OF OUR LABORATORY TESTING, PARTICULARLY CULTURES FOR
LEGIONELLA ARE GOING TO BE SENT FOR CDCTERMS. ))
OUT Q=be sent for CDCTERMS.
Of the seven confirmed cases, five are from Montgomery County, one is from
Giles, and one is from Floyd County.
The average patient age is 60.
There's no apparent connection between any of them....but officials will
consider any common denominator as a possible source for this outbreak.
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IN Q=Based on CDC's
((BASED ON CDC'S BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE WITH THIS SORT OF INVESTIGATION IT
MAY BE SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE WE HAVE AN CLEAR-CUT ANSWERS TO THIS ISSUE ))
OUT Q=to this issue.
For the time being, the advice for residents of the New River Valley--
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IN Q=The most
((DR. SCHLEUPNER: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WOULD BE, IF ONE COMES DOWN WITH A
HIGH FEVER, AND ANY RESPIRATORY PROBLEM, ONE SHOULD REALLY GET TO ONE'S
PHYSICIAN QUICKLY. LET THE PHYSICIAN EVALUATE THEM, THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT
THING THE POPULATION CAN DO. BECAUSE IF THEY CAN BE SEEN EARLY, THIS CAN BE
TAKEN CARE OF. ))
OUT Q=taken care of.
The New River Valley has also experienced an increase in pneumonia cases
in recent weeks...they're looking for a link there, also.
The may do cultures on patients who've been treated for pneumonia, and who
are already recuperating....they warn we may see an increase in the numbers
over the next few days.
A Montgomery County jury takes only three hours to convict a Riner man of
Ben Lilly will receive either life in prison or the death penalty for the
killing of Virginia Tech student Alexander Defillipis.
Back in December, Defillipis was found in the Whitethorne section of
Montgomery County... wearing just his underwear and socks.
He had been shot four times.
Despite the conviction, the victim's family feels little relief.
IN Q=At this...
((EZIO DEFILLIPIS/VICTIM'S FATHER: AT THIS... WE CLOSE ONE CHAPTER. THE BOOK
WILL NEVER BE CLOSED. ONE CHAPTER WILL BE CLOSED. ))
SUPER=01-Ezio Defillipis/Victim's Father;
OUT Q=be closed
Besides capital murder, Lilly was found guilty on seven other charges...
including carjacking, abduction and robbery.
The sentencing phase of the trial is expected to begin Monday.
Both the Lilly family and the Defillipis family are expected to testify.
The gloves came off in the Fightin' Ninth district tonight.
As the three candidates for Congress squared off in their only debate.
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Tracy Altizer has a live report from the campus of Emory and Henry College.
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(roll cue: "...defended his record.")
SUPER=01-Tom Roberts/(I) Candidate for Congress ; :12
OUT Q=leave time for many
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double boxes Connie/Tracy
The Justice Department is looking into an incident last night in Florida
that fueled riots there.
From feuds to friendship fellow Democrats Robb and Wilder agree Mark Warner
should be the next Senator of Virginia. Stay with us for the story.
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SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL;
St. Petersburg, Flordia police are out in force tonight--to prevent
This is what the city looks like today after last night's chaos.
It all began when a white police officer shot a black man he had pulled
over for speeding.
Police say the car lurched toward the officer- but some say the shooting
should not have happened.
((CASSIO LESTER/RESIDENT: IT'S ONLY GONNA BE OVER WHEN JUSTICE IS DONE.
REPORTER: WHAT'S JUSTICE? MAN: WHOEVER KILLED THAT BOY. WHOEVER KILLED THAT
CAT. THEY GOTTA GO TO COURT FOR THIS HERE.))
((DAVID FISCHER/ST. PETERSBURG MAYOR: WE TALK ABOUT FRUSTRATIONS OF YOUTH IN
OUR COMMUNITY, BUT IT'S NOT JUST ST. PETERSBURG. A LOT OF COMMUNITIES HAVE OUR
SUPER=01-Cassio Lester/Resident; 00
SUPER=01-David Fischer/St. Petersburg Mayor; 12
OUT Q=OUR PROFILE TOO."
The Justice Department launched a preliminary inquiry into possible civil
A big legal victory for the defendants in the Oklahoma City bombing case.
Today, a federal judge ordered that the two men accused be tried
A judge ruled there must be two trials, one for Timothy McVeigh and one for
((STEPHEN JONES/MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY: I WAS NOT SUPRISED. WE WERE NOT SUPRISED.
WE ATNTICIPATED THIS WOULD BE THE DECISION.))
SUPER=01-Stephen Jones/McVeigh's Attorney;
OUT Q=be the decision."
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City/April 1995;
A federal prosecutor says separate trials should not affect the outcome in
But survivors and victim's families are upset- saying it will be
financially and emotionally tough to sit through two trials.
Republican presidential hopeful Bob Dole got a Texas-sized welcome on the
campaign trail today....
where he's beefing up his ethics attack on President Clinton.
He says the White House is trying to see how much it can get away with.
((WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE? WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE? CHEERS!))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=THE OUTRAGE? cheers" SECOND TIME
Meanwhile Bill Clinton is working to bring out young voters on election
((THIS IS YOUR ELECTION AND WE NEED YOU.))
OUT Q=and we need you."
The President proposes assigning 100-thousand college work study students
to teach reading to grammar school kids.
Republicans need to learn how to handle the gender gap-- that according to a
well known member of the Reagan and Bush administrations.
Former White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater and former Clinton
spokeswoman Dee Dee Myers held a news conference today at Roanoke College.
Fitzwater surprised some reporters by saying Republicans must admit they're
turning off female voters.
He says abortion is NOT the party's only problem with women.
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((MARLIN FITZWATER/FORMER BUSH PRESS SECRATARY: I BELIEVE THERE ARE REPUBLICAN
CONSERVATIVE WOMEN WHO ARE IN THE WORKPLACE, WHO ARE NOT QUITE THAT ANXIOUS TO
DO AWAY WITH THE PROTECTIONS THAT ARE IN THE LAW AGAINST DISCRIMINATION.))
SUPER=01-Marlin Fitzwater/Former Bush Press Secretary; :00
OUT Q=...against discrimination.
Myers says regardless of what happens in the election, there's big money in
IN Q=The amount
((DEE DEE MYERS/FORMER CLINTON PRESS SECRETARY: THE AMOUNT OF MONEY BEING SPENT
IN THIS CYCLE IS OBSCENE. BETWEEN CONGRESSIONAL AND PRESIDENTIAL RACES, THE
ESTIMATES ARE IT'LL BE OVER A BILLION- AND- A- HALF DOLLARS, WHICH IS
SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAN EVEN FOUR YEARS AGO. IT'S DRASTICALLY MORE THAN WE'VE
SEEN, YOU KNOW, EVEN A DECADE AGO.))
SUPER=00-Dee Dee Myers/Former Clinton Press Secretary; :00
OUT Q=...a decade ago.
Myers and Fitzwater are both are both currently on the lecture tour.
It's interesting who sees eye to eye during this campaign season.
Two of Virginia's best known Democrats put aside their differences to try to
help elect one of their own.
Senator Chuck Robb and former Governor Doug Wilder helped Mark Warner draw
an enthusiastic crowd of students from all over Virginia.
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((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: AND I MIGHT SAY THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE
EVER DONE THIS WHEN I WAS NOT HOLDING AN ELECTIVE OFFICE MYSELF. AND IT REALLY
SOT 14;27:40 tape one
((SEN. CHUCK ROBB: I'VE TRIED TO GO...GREAT CAMPAIGN.))
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :00
OUT Q=great campaign.
One of Chuck Robb's own appointees when he served as Governor used the day
to endorse JOHN Warner.
Former Robb and Baliles administration official Laurie Naismith released a
list of independent or Democratic- leaning civic and business leaders who
backed the Republican.
IN Q=Right now
((LAURIE NAISMITH/"WE'RE ON BOARD WITH JOHN WARNER": RIGHT NOW WE NEED IN MY
OPINION THE SKILLS OF A NAVIGATOR. AND I THINK JOHN WARNER IS A VERY GOOD
SUPER=01-Laurie Naismith/"We're On Board With John Warner"
OUT Q=good navigator.
Naismith says Senator Warner asked her to help organize the group.
Tonight on Primetime Sports-- Steve has the early high school football
But first-- a drug and alcohol prevention program geared toward PARENTS
kicks off today in Roanoke.
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A well-known animal rights activist from our area has died.
Waine Tomlinson was instrumental in opening the League for Animal
Protection shelter last year, in Botetourt County.
He was an outspoken voice, who took many opportunities to remind the public
of the importance of spaying or neutering their animals.
SPCA officials say Tomlinson died in his sleep last night, there's no word
on his cause of death.
Parents are the focus of the latest drug and alcohol prevention campaign.
Called "It Takes a Whole Valley to Raise a Child," the program was
introduced this morning in downtown Roanoke.
Organizers will offer advice to parents, and information on where they can
turn if a child has a drug or alcohol problem.
They also hope parents will sign a pledge that parties for young people
will be supervised, and free of alcohol and drugs.
IN Q=And we felt that
((MARY GWEN PARKER/CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR: AND WE FELT THAT IF WE COULD ENCOURAGE
PARENTS TO COMMUNICATE WITH ONE ANOTHER AND PROVIDE SAFE HOMES FOR THEIR
CHILDREN, POSSIBLE THAT WOULD DECREASE THE ILLEGAL USE OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND
SUPER=01-Mary Gwen Parker/Campaign Coordinator;
OUT Q=and other drugs.
Students at Glen Cove Elementary School helped kicked off Red Ribbon Week,
That's the national campaign that uses the ribbon as a symbol of
INtolerance for drug and alcohol abuse.
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News-7 Primetime will be back after this short break-- stick around.
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The history department at Roanoke College has a new home.
It's actually quite old and historic, appropriately enough.
The old county courthouse has been renovated- again -over the past year and
So the college saw fit to rededicate it today.
IN Q=I think it's always going to be
SUPER=01-Charie Eary/Roanoke College Senior
OUT Q=home name of it.
While the two-and-a- half million dollar renovation project updates
classrooms and offices, many of the building's original features remain: such
as the cast-iron stairwells and early 20th century styling.
And-- for our vote, for today's more unusual pictures...this video points out
dog isn't just MAN's best friend.
Purdy is a Dalmatian who lives with the Hamlin family near Seattle.
She adopted four kittens as her own and is even nursing them.
Family members say the kittens' mother just didn't take to her litter--and
so Purdy's been filling in as a surrogate.
The dog is quite protective of the kittens, staying with them nearly 24
hours a day.
The family hopes to find good homes for the kittens but admits it will be
hard to separate them from Purdy.
TOSS TO SPORTS
Highlights from 13 lucky games to bring you on Friday Football Extra, but
first we gotta tell ya about SPEED. Craig Breedlove is trying to redefine SPEED
SUPER=03-Black Rock Desert, NV; :00
as he tests his American machine on Nevada's black rock desert hoping to
take a crack at the world land speed record, now lets speed through the FFE
wipe to boards!!!!!
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go to break!!!!
SUPER=55-Patrick Co./6/Magna Vista/31/Christiansburg/7/Wm.
SUPER=55-Glenvar/20/Radford/14/Floyd Co./47/Craig Co./0/Bland Co./36/Auburn/8;
SUPER=55-Rockbridge Co./22/Lord Botetourt/43/Northside/50/Blacksburg/7/Patrick
SUPER=55-Halifax Co./No/Albemarle/Rpt./Petersburg/No/Amherst Co./Rpt./Cave
SUPER=55-Bath Co./No/Buffalo Gap/Rpt./Riverheads/No/Madison Co./Rpt./John
Highlights from 13 games on FFE; we've got Cave Spring and William Fleming
for ya at 10.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Knights vs. Colonels; :00
The Knights would try and spoil Fleming Homecoming queen Carla Wallace's
But the Colonels Lee Suggs always honors his queen. He takes the rock...and
he's gonna rumble, not stumble 41 yards all the way to the cave Spring 15 yard
2 plays later, quarterback Charles Burnette hooks up with Josh Taylor for a
14 yards TD completion.
SUPER=36-William Fleming/=/Cave Spring/=;
To the second quarter we go. Cave Spring goes to the airways. Corey Paxton
scrambles and then finds Anthony Bailey for a 62 yard touchdown completion!!!
we will get you the final score at 11.
Qualifying for the second to last Winston Cup race of the year was
postponed today because of heavy winds at the Phoenix track.
The news was worse for Terry Labonte. The points leader broke a bone in his
wrist during practice for Sunday's Dura-Lube 500 at Phoenix International
Labonte will be outfitted with special equipment so he can grip the wheel
of his Monte Carlo. he is expected to race Sunday.
Virginia tech plays host to Pittsburgh tomorrow at Lane Stadium.
In other Big East action, West Virginia takes on Miami.
Don Nelhel/s Moutaineers are off to one heck of a season. But respects Miami,
especially Butch davis's recruiting!!
((DON NEHLEN/WEST VIRGINIA HEAD COACH:))
((BUTCH DAVIS/MIAMI COACH:))
SUPER=01-Don Nehlen/West Virginia Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Butch Davis/Miami Head Coach; :21
Here's what we are working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
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The latest on the O-J Simpson Civil Trial---
SUPER=77-Friday Football Extra - Week 9
Plus Mike Stevens will be here with Week Number Nine of Friday Football
Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime. Goodnight.
Jean Jadhon has this and much more in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7.