Coming up on News 7-
An outbreak of Legionairres disease in the region-
Also a verdict tonight in the case of a man accused of killing a Tech
Plus a live report from one congressional debate.
And falling back is tough work for some New Yorkers.
News 7 is next.
Testimony lasted one week- but jury deliberations took only 3 hours.
A capital murder conviction tonight for the man accused of killing a
Virginia Tech student.
Unless he wins an appeal, Ben Lilly will never walk the streets a free man
Scott Prince has more from the Montgomery County Courthouse.
IN Q=We the jury
SUPER=01-Ezio Defillipis/Victim's Father; :21
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 1995; :25 (QUICK!!!)
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./December 1995; :28
OUT Q=News 7, Montgomery County.
IN Q=We the jury
((JURY FOREMAN: WE THE JURY FIND THE DEFENDANT, BENJAMIN LEE LILLY, GUILTY OF
CAPITAL MURDER. ))
OUT Q=capital murder
Ben Lilly was stoic as the verdict was read.
There was no emotion from his mother.
Nor from the family of slain Virginia Tech student Alexander Defillipis.
But outside the courtroom, Defillipis' father spoke briefly about the trial.
IN Q=The book
((EZIO DEFILLIPIS/VICTIM'S FATHER: THE BOOK WILL NEVER BE CLOSED. I GOT MY OWN
LIFE SENTENCE. ME AND MY WIFE AND MY SON. ))
OUT Q=my son
On December 5th his son, Alexander, was carjacked and then shot to death in
the Whitethorne section of Montgomery County.
There were three arrests that night-- Ben Lilly, his brother Mark, and THEIR
friend, Gary Barker.
In August, Barker pleaded guilty as an accessory to murder.
He was sentenced to 53 years in prison... and was forced to testify at Ben
This past Tuesday, he told the court it was Ben Lilly's idea to abduct
Defillipis... and that it was Lilly's who actually pulled the trigger.
The jury believed him.
Now Defillipis' father says capital murder warrants capital punishment.
IN Q=I think
((EZIO DEFILLIPIS: I THINK THIS GENTLEMAN DESERVES IT. ))
OUT Q=deserves it
Even though the family of Alexander Defillipis is pushing for the death
penalty, the chief recommendation will be made by jurors.
They'll be back here on Monday for the sentencing phase.
That's when they'll decide whether Ben Lilly lives or dies.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Montgomery County.))
It's going to be a busy weekend in the New River Valley-- after an outbreak
of Legionnaire's diseas.
As Connie Stevens reports, State and local authorities will work with the
Centers for Disease Control to try and understand what's going on.
IN Q=Briefing the press
SUPER=01-Dr. Charles Schleupner/Salem V.A. Medical Chief; :17
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District; :31
OUT Q=CS. NEWS 7.
Briefing the press today, New River Health officials report seven confirmed
cases of Legionnaires' Disease-- an acute form of pneumonia, that is
Still, five of the seven are already out of the hospital..doing fine.
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IN Q=Is this
((DR. CHARLES SCHLEUPNER/SALEM V.A. MEDICAL CHIEF: 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.))
OUT Q=not getting infected.
And officials still don't the cause of the outbreak...it may take weeks of
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IN Q=We are certainly
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT: WE ARE CERTAINLY LOOKING TO
IDENTIFY SOME TYPE OF COMMON DENOMINATOR, CERTAINLY WITH LEGIONELLA PNEUMONIA,
THE COMMON SOURCE IS USUALLY SOMEHWERE IN THE ENVIRONMENT. ))
OUT Q=in the environment.
The bacteria is not spread person to person--
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but rather, through water taps, hot tubs, water based humidifiers, air
conditioning cooling towers, or ponds and moist soil.
Until the source is spotted-- New River Valley locals are advised....if you
do have serious flu symptoms, see a doctor-- just to play it safe.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))
Those with weakened immune systems and the elderly are most at risk for
contracting the disease....from the legionella bacteria, which is EVERYWHERE.
That's why identifying the source of this outbreak could be slow-going.
Also, many people who've had pneumonia in recent weeks may also be asked to
come in for legionella cultures.
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The only debate in the ninth district congressional race gave the candidates
a chance to face off.
But it probably did not shed much new light on their positions.
Double Boxes=Jean and Tracy/StarLink
Tracy Altizer join us now from Emory and Henry College.
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: defended his record.)
SUPER=01-Tom Roberts/(I) Candidate for Congress; :56
OUT Q=must be stopped.
( ad lib)
Double Boxes=Jean and Tracy/Starlink
(Q: Were the candidates able to hit a wide variety of issues?)
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Still to come on News 7 at 11---
A man instrumental in the opening of an animal sheltor- has died.
and the national guard has moved into St. Petersburg, Florida after rioting
that went into the early morning hours.
Robin in WX CENTER
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When the sun went down, the police came out in St. Petersburg Florida
SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL;
And so did the national guard- They moved in to keep the peace there tonight
after last night's rioting.
The trouble 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 people in the community
say the shooting should not have happened.
When the night was over- several white-owned businesses were burned to
((A.J. SMITH/RESIDENT: NO IT WASN'T AN ACCIDENT. NO IT WASN'T AN ACCIDENT. DOES
IT LOOK LIKE AN ACCIDENT? IT WAS PLANNED OUT FROM THE TIME THEY SHOT THAT
MAN. THAT'S MAN'S GOT FAMILY.))
((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.))
SUPER=01-A.J. Smith/Resident; 00
SUPER=01-Cassio Lester/Resident; 09
OUT Q=for this here."
The mayor says the city's been working to try and ease racial tensions.
((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-David Fischer/St. Petersburg Mayor;
OUT Q=OUR PROFILE TOO."
The mayor of St. Petersburg now says he wants a review of race relations in
The two men accused in the Oklahoma City Bombing will be tried separately.
A judge ruled today there must be two trials, one for Timothy McVeigh and
one for Terry Nichols.
((MICHAEL TIGAR/NICHOL'S ATTORNEY: IF IT'S THE DEATH PENATLY THE PROSECUTION
SOUGHT IT IS SURELY REASONABLE TO SAY EVERY PERSON'S LIFE THE GOVERNMMENT WANTS
TO TAKE SHOULD HAVE THE INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THEIR SIDE TO THE JURY
THAT'S GOING TO DECIDE WHETHER THEY LIVE OR DIE.))
SUPER=01-Michael Tigar/Nichol's Attorney;
OUT Q=THEY LIVE OR DIE.
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City/April 1995;
But survivors and victim's families say it'll be tough financially and
emotionally to sit through two trials.
A well-known animal rights activist from this 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
how important it is to spay or neuter their animals.
SPCA officials say Tomlinson died in his sleep last night, there's no word
on the cause of death.
Some Virginia Democrats picked sides today in the U-S Senate Race.
IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :15
SUPER=01-Laurie Naismith/"We're On Board With John Warner"; :45
OUT Q=John Warner.
IN Q=Come on
((COME ON IN THE MIDDLE. NO I'M GONNA PUT YOU IN THE MIDDLE.))
OUT Q=the middle.
Former rivals and fellow Democrats Chuck Robb and Doug Wilder campaigning
for Mark Warner.
Wilder says Mark Warner is right on the issues.
He also tried to attach him to coattails that aren't often sought in
IN Q=No I am
((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: NO I AM NOT SURPRISED THAT BILL CLINTON COULD
AND WILL CARRY VIRGINIA. BECAUSE THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA HAVE BEEN SURPRISING
THE NATION FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. I'M ONE OF THEIR SURPRISES.))
Also in Richmond, a former official from the administrations of Democratic
Governors Chuck Robb and Jerry Baliles led a group endorsing JOHN Warner.
IN Q=Having spent
((LAURIE NAISMITH/"WE'RE ON BOARD WITH JOHN WARNER": HAVING SPENT ...POLITICAL
OUT Q=Capitol Hill.
Chuck Robb says he's NOT bothered by the party-switching.
IN Q=I've known
((I'VE KNOWN...JOHN WARNER.))
OUT Q=John Warner.
Jean's Mike hot...read over vo
Robb says he's personal friends with John Warner, but he's backing his
The man who faced the press for Presidents Reagan and Bush predicts the
election will force Republicans to face some gender issues.
Former White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater and former Clinton Press
Secretary Dee Dee Myers held a news conference today at Roanoke College.
Surprising some reporters, Fitzwater said Republicans must admit they're in
trouble with women.
He says the abortion issue is NOT the only problem.
IN Q=I believe
((MARLIN FITZWATER/FORMER BUSH PRESS SECRETARY: 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 expects growing public outrage over the influence of big money on
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 spoke at Roanoke College tonight.
They're both currently on the lecture tour.
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Coming up -
Roanoke College students are spending a lot of time in the courthouse...well
and Danville parents say they'll fight to keep the remainder of a memorial for
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A Danville family took down part of a roadside memorial for two children who
were killed in a traffic accident.
Raymond and Tammy Mustain put up the memorial, including a 900 pound statue
of the Virgin Mary, at the intersection of Route 265 and Elizabeth Street.
State transportation officials gave them until November first to take down
the statue, saying it's a potential traffic hazard.
The children's mother says the controversy has been a painful experience.
IN Q=We were told
((TAMMY MUSTAIN/CHILDREN'S MOTHER: WE WERE TOLD WE COULD PUT IT HERE, THEN WE
WERE TOLD WE'D HAVE TO TAKE IT DOWN. HOW MUCH AS ONE PERSON GOT TO TAKE? I HAVE
LOST MORE IN THIS ONE LITTLE PLACE. I THINK I'VE MORE THAN PAID FOR THIS LITTLE
PIECE OF LAND TO HAVE A MEMORIAL IN MY KIDS' NAMES.))
SUPER=01-Tammy Mustain/Children's Mother;
OUT Q=my kids' names.
The Mustains say they'll fight any plans the state might have to make them
get rid of the rest of the memorial.
An old friend with a new lease on life... in Salem.
For most of this century, it served as the County courthouse.
When Roanoke College bought the place a decade ago, some renovations were
Two-and-a half million dollars worth of work has now been completed.
It's already been a big hit with students.
IN Q=i think it's because
SUPER=01-Cherie Eary/Roanoke College Senior;
OUT Q=buildings of today.
Many of the building's original features remain: such as the cast-iron
stairwells and early 20th century styling.
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Coming up- Steve Mason with the latest Friday Football scores. At least one
And the clock is ticking backward in New York- We'll explain.
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A Blue Ridge District match up in Daleville pitted Rockbridge County against
The Wildcats were trying to overcome last weeks devastating loss to
SUPER=03-Daleville/Wildcats vs Cavaliers;
But the Cavaliers gave everybody something to cheer about.
The first half was close.
Rockbridge County quarterback Travis Clark would even the score, on second
and seven at the 16. Clark finds John McCoy in the end zone and the score is
tied at 22.
But the Cavs get the ball back with 28 seconds left in the half.
Seth Myers drops back to pass and finds Chad Farmer for the 29 yard T-D
Botetourt continues its scoring ways in the second half and skins the
Wildcats 43 to 22.
Tonight the Staunton River Golden Eagles were in action at home hosting
Seminole rival Rustburg.
SUPER=51-Moneta/Rustburg vs. Staunton River; :00
The Golden Eagles came soaring into to tonight's home game boasting a 7-and 1
And the home boys would get off Quickly as Jarrett Ferguson does the flying
first scampering 19 yards into the nest to make to 7-to-nothing the River.
The Homecoming crowd was just getting warmed up when Kevin Martin got loose on
the left sideline, and the former Player of the week makes it a 14-to-nothing
game as the eagles go on to win 43-14.
Down the road at Victory stadium, William Fleming played host to Cave Spring
in an Roanoke Valley District showdown.
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/=37/Cave Spring/=14;
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!!!
Fleming wins 37-14.
Highlights from 11 other games to bring you tonight on Friday Football
Extra with Mike Stevens, but first, the numbers.
wipe to boards
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=last score
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/James
SUPER=55-Covington/7/Parry McCluer/14/Grayson Co./29/Ft. Chiswell/26/Laurel
SUPER=55-Patrick Henry/22/Franklin Co./38/Cave Spring/14/Wm.
still to come, qualifying postponed at Phoenix and an injury to a top
driver, plus we will check in with UVa and Tech,
as well as the Express. that's right, highlight from Roanoke game in
Charlotte against the checkers.
The Raonoke Express fell to the Charlotte Checkers tonight in Charlotte by
the count of 9 to 1. Roanoke falls to 1 and 3 on the season.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Express vs. Checkers; :00
The defending Riley Cup champs were simply awesome scoring 3 first period
The Express got it's only goal on the night from defensman Matt O'dette whoe
scored at the 19:29 mark of the first. His first professional goal made it 3-1
Here in the second period, dave Brosoe of Charlotte beats Dave Gagnon to make
the count 4-1.
The checkers weren't ecven close to being finished. a couple of minutes
later, darcy mitany made it a 5-1 game and it got uglier.
Roanoke falls 9-1 on the season and played with only 4 defensman, Dave Stewart
returns to action tomorrow night against South carolina. The checkers are
undefeated on the season.
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
Labonte will be outfitted with special equipment so he can grip the wheel
of his Monte Carlo. he is expected to race Sunday.
Tour Dupont champ Lance Armstrong is in an Austin, Texas hospital
recovering from additional cancer surgery after doctors removed two malignant
lesions from his brain this week.
SUPER=04-Tour DuPont; :00
The 25 year old has already had a cancerous testicle removed and is
undergoing chemotherapy for cancer in his stomach and lungs.
WIPE TO PINNACLE BOARD!!!!!!
You can send encouraging words to this a address in Austin Texas. Get your
pencils out quick!!!
If you feel inclined, you can also Email Lance as well. send to
14th ranked Virginia and 3rd ranked Florida State kick off at 3:30
tomorrow. For the Seminoles and Tallahassee, it's been a long, painful wait,
especially after last year's upset in Charlottesville.
((WARRICK DUNN/FLORIDA STATE TAILBACK:))
((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Warrick Dunn/Florida State Tailback; :00
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :13
OUT Q=...on defense"
Virginia Tech has an extremely important conference game tomorrow afternoon
in Blacksburg against the Pitt Panthers.
Pittsburgh is 2 and 5 overall and 1 and 3 in the Big East. The Hokies
enter the game with a 3 and 1 record in the conference behind Syracuse and
IN Q="If you've...
((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.....last week."
You know what a hassle it can be to turn the clocks back-
This is the weekend to do it
SUPER=03-New York City;
But imagine if you had thousands of watches watches to turn back.
Tourneau (Tor-KNOW) the largest maker of Swiss time pieces- began its
ritual of turning back the clock on its watches.
Tourneau has 8 stores in New York- each with 4000 watches.
Fifteen employees, donning white gloves, have already
begun the process-
Just a reminder- clocks go back one hour to Eastern Standard Time- on