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A jury is now deliberating the case of the man accused of killing a
Virginia Tech student.
And this is St. Petersburg Florida one day after rioting there- We'll have
The sun won't win out this weekend but it will not be a washout either.
Weather details just ahead.
On Health Check, three more cases of Legionnaires' Disease have been
identified in the New River Valley...bringing the total number of cases to
Officials are now ready to call this an outbreak.
IN Q=The problem with
((THE PROBLEM WITH LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE IS NOT JUST THAT THEY HAVE PULMONARY
PROBLEMS, LUNG PROBLEMS, BUT ALSO THEY GET INTO TROUBLE WITH THE INTESTINES AND
WITH THE LIVER. ))
OUT Q=with the liver.
SS=news-7 at five
An outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in the New River Valley....as seven
cases are now confirmed.
Good Evening, this is News 7 at FIVE.
I'm Jean Jadhon--
and Health Check's Connie Stevens joins us with the latest on this rising
Though seven patients have now been diagnosed-- it's important to note
FIVE are at home....doing fine.
Two however are hospitalized in critical condition.
Legionnaire's is an acute form of pneumonia, caused by the legionnella
Because it is so fast-acting, it CAN be deadly.
Officials have been investigating all week....and still don't have a
common source-- but they do believe there must be a connection between these
This disease is NOT spread through person to person contact.
Rather, the bug can live in soil-- when it's aerosolized, through
water...that's when you may have a problem.
IN Q=It's kind of
((DR. CHARLES SCHLEUPNER/SALEM V.A. MEDICAL SERVICES CHIEF: IT'S KIND OF
INTERESTING, WE'VE HAD A VERY WET SUMMER AND FALL AND WHETHER THERE'S SOME
RELATIONSHIP TO THAT WE DON'T KNOW YET....STATE AND LOCAL PEOPLE DOWN IN
MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND SOON THE CDC WILL BE INVOLVED AND THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO
BE A COMMONALITY. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WAS BY HERE YESTERDAY INTERVIEWING ONE
OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF ONE OF OUR PATIENTS JUST TO DISCUSS BACKGROUND AND
THERE ISN'T A COMMON SOURCE EVIDENT YET. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Charles Schleupner/Salem V.A. Medical Services Chief; :
OUT Q=evident yet.
Now this is going to be a very difficult thing to pin down-- local,
regional and federal health officials will be doing testing.
Tonight, two people from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
will be arriving from Atlanta, to help with some of the lab work.
They're going to be trying to figure out what these people have in common.
They don't work together, or necessarily live near one another.
They'll be surveying what common denominators are present with them all.
The legionnella bacteria can be spread through hot or cold water taps, or
through hot tubs, humidifiers, air conditioning cooling towers, or ponds or
AND, to make matters even more difficult-- the bacteria is
everywhere-- so once you spot it, you still don't necessarily have the source
of this outbreak.
double boxes Connie/denise
Now, let's go to Denise Allen in our New River Valley newsroom, she just
attended a news conference at the Public Health Department.
Denise, what have you learned about who these patients and their
(denise ad lib)
(denise ad lib)
The disease got it's name from an outbreak in Philadelphia in 1976, as
several people attending an American Legion convention became ill.
To learn more about Legionnaires' Disease, you may want to dial up the
WDBJ News 7 Homepage on the Internet.
We've got a good bit of information there.
That address is W-W-W-dot-WDBJ-7-dot-Com-Slash.
The fate of a 27-year old Riner man is now in the hands of 12 Montgomery
Ben Lilly is on trial for capital murder, accused of car-jacking and
killing a Virginia Tech Student in last December.
Just about an hour ago, both the defense and prosecution rested and the
jury began deliberating.
double boxes Jean/Scott
Scott Prince has been in court all day with the latest on the proceedings.
(scott ad lib)
(roll Cue: "Gary Barker's testimony.")
SUPER=01-Skip Schwaub/Montgomery Co. Prosecutor;
SUPER=01-Max Jenkins/Defense Attorney;
(scott ad lib)
(toss to robin)
toss to Robin
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN REED IS NEXT)
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- there will be TWO trials for the men
accused of bombing the Murrah Federal Building..
And things are quieting down in St. Petersburg, Florida--after a night of
rioting in the streets-
Also coming up- Patrick has a carnival-preview from one Lexington School-- a
full report when we come back.
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.
((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.
St. Petersburg police will be out in force tonight- hoping to prevent more
SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL;
This is what the city looks like today after chaos broke out last night.
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.
((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 mayor of St. Petersburg now says he wants a review of race relations in
Bob Dole is drawing huge crowds in Texas-
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. YOU HAVE MOST OF YOUR TOMORROW'S IN
FRONT OF YOU.))
OUT Q=in front of you."
The President proposes assigning 100 thousand college work study students
to teach reading to grammar school kids.
It must be election time again.
Two of Virginia's best known Democrats have papered over 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.
SOT 14;37:10 tape one
IN Q=And I
((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.
It's carnival season at Lexington's Central Elementary School... so what
exactly goes on there?
IN Q=well today we
((PATRICK EVANS: ))
OUT Q=stay with us.
stocks bump next
Central Elementary School in Lexington plays host to its annual school
carnival tomorrow, and Patrick Evans has a preview.
In addition, Patrick says some interesting developments tie that school to
our weather department.
IN Q=Today we're
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=01-Beth Heatwole/Carnival Director; :42
OUT Q=Tell us about 'em.
go to robin
SUPER=330-A Few Sprinkles/Mostly Cloudy/48-52/Continued Cloudy/Light
SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/And Cool/50-53/Clouds Early/Pt Sunny Late/70-73;
SUPER=332-Light Shower/Cloudy Skies/50-54/Mostly Cloudy/Wind SE-10/63-66;
SUPER=333-Light Shower/Mostly Cloudy/45-49/Mostly Cloudy/Light Wind/60-64;
SUPER=334-Passing Sprinkle/Mostly Cloudy/50-55/Continued Cloudy/Wind
health music under
Straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- A former Cave Spring football coach,
returns to the field-- in Franklin County.
Plus a Southside family comprimises--when it comes to a memorial for their
children. Stick around.
go to break
Parents are providing the focus for a new campaign against drug and alcohol
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.
Today, students at Glen Cove Elementary School helped kicked off Red Ribbon
That's the national campaign that uses the ribbon as a symbol of
INtolerance for drug and alcohol abuse.
A Danville family has removed part of a highway memorial to their children.
Tammy and Raymond Mustain had a tow truck take away a 900 pound statue of
the Virgin Mary, at the site of an accident that killed their two children.
State highway officials said the statue was a traffic hazard.
The Mustains want to make sure the other parts of the memorial stay put.
IN Q=Now just leave us
((RAYMOND MUSTAIN/CHILDREN'S STEPFATHER: NOW JUST LEAVE US ALONE. I HAVE
COMPLIED. THAT'S WHAT YOU AGREED TO LET ME HAVE SO LEAVE IT ALONE. YOU'LL HAVE
NO TROUBLE OUT OF ME WHATSOVEVER, BUT IF YOU TRY TO REMOVE THE REST OF IT
YOU'LL HAVE A BATTLE ON YOUR HANDS I DON'T THINK YOU'LL WANT.))
SUPER=01-Raymond Mustain/Children's Stepfather;
OUT Q=you'll want.
But the state has sent the Mustains two letters saying the rest of the
memorial has to go.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the start of the weekend for many of
you out there.
The Winston Cup cars are out West this weekend in Phoenix, Arizona.
Qualifying for Sunday Dura-Lube 500 should be almost but instead it is a
delay because of high winds.
Gusts of 40 miles an hour and blowing sand have time trials on hold.
Of course all eyes this weekend will be on points leader Terry Labonte who
has a 32 points lead on Jeff Gordon.
SUPER=04-1996 Season; :00
But keep an eye on Dale Jarrett. Much like Alan Kulwicki did in 1992,
Jarrett is hanging back in third place just 76 points behind the leaders.
Jarrett has won Daytona, Indy, and Charlotte this year along with $2 point 2
million bucks so, it's no surprise that his family says he's cool as ice with
two races to go.
IN Q="It's pretty...
((JASON JARRETT/DALE'S OLDEST SON:))
SUPER=01-Jason Jarrett/Dale's Oldest Son; :00
OUT Q=...AT IT."
Jason is an aspiring driver in the late Model stock car ranks and he thinks
the final two tracks suit his Dad just fine.
IN Q="IF HE KEEPS..
OUT Q=...RIGHT THERE."
It's week nine of the high school football season and much of the buzz around
the area continues to center around the coaching shakeup at Franklin County.
Tonight the Eagles first home game without fired head coach Horace Green.
Roy Stanley talked with his replacement a few minutes ago.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=01-Jerry Little/Franklin Co. Head Coach; :24
OUT Q=...of there schedule."
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IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
OUT Q=...LOGO COME FULL (MUSIC WILL CARRY TO BREAK)
I'll see you here at 11:35. Have a safe weekend everybody.
take a break
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.
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
For news later tonight-- check out the region's first AND only local
primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime tonight at 10 on WEFC.
Have a nice weekend, goodnight.