News 7 is next-
One year after residents got the boot- Justice house is back in the news.
Jenny Jones takes the stand at a murder trial.
And we'll talk live with Montell Jordan as he gets ready for tonight's
Temperatures in the 80s fade fast. In fact the next few days will be rather
On Health Check, Carilion officials comment on patient care at
two Roanoke hospitals....in light of recent bed shortages.
Remember Justice House? Today the same question about the building came out
in court again. Who owns it?
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Justice may finally be served at Justice House.
Exactly one year ago the Roanoke building was condemned, forcing dozens of
low-income families to move out.
And to this day, questions about its its ownership remain.
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Scott Prince has been keeping close tabs on the situation, and has the
Jean, many of us remember the vivid pictures from Justice House last year.
Now a court hearing today might provide the definitive answers into
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SUPER=01-David Hayden/Justice House Co-Founder; :34
OUT Q=my part.
(( First the electricity was cut off.
Then the water supply ran dry.
No one stepped up to claim management or ownership responsibilities for
Justice House... and so ultimately the city shut it down.
The problem seemingly originated a few years back.
The original owner was the Mennonite Board of Missions.
But the group thought it had sold the property to Justice House tenants in
the name of four trustees... one was homeless advocate David Hayden.
But the deal was never finalized because Hayden never signed the deed.
This morning at a court hearing, Hayden said the missing signature was just
a mistake on his part.
IN Q=The intent
((DAVID HAYDEN/JUSTICE HOUSE CO- FOUNDER: THE INTENT WAS CERTAINLY TO SIGN IT
AND TO FILE THE DEED AND TO HAVE THE DEED IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE HOUSE- JUSTICE
CHURCH, BECAUSE HISTORY SHOWS WE WENT TO GREAT, GREAT EFFORT TO MAKE THAT
HAPPEN. SO THE NON- SIGNATURE OF THE DEED, AT BEST OR WORST, WAS JUST AN
OVERSIGHT ON MY PART. ))
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This hearing was initiated by the Mennonite Board of Missions.
Those members hope the court rules the deed was valid... but they also want
the property reverted back to them.
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That would mean Justice House residents were responsible for their own
demise... and the Mennonite Church would be responsible for repairs to the
We hope to have a decision in the coming weeks.
The death toll is rising in the Brazilian jetliner crash- It's now reached
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The T-A-M flight left (Sow Powl-o) Sao Paulo this morning bound for Rio De
Janiero- when something went terribly wrong.
Shortly after takeoff the jet failed to gain altitude- and slammed into an
All 95 people aboard are dead- along with eight others who were on the
The death toll is expected to rise as rescue workers comb through the
densely populated area.
No word on the cause of the crash.
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A woman who says she was fired by a Roanoke firm because she had a baby has
taken her case to the Virginia Supreme Court.
Lisa Bailey was fired from her job at the Cloverdale equipment rental firm
of Scott-Gallaher, Incorporated after missing eleven weeks of work during her
She says she was told her place was at home with her baby.
IN Q=I do know
((LISA BAILEY: I DO KNOW OF OTHER CASES AND STUFF. BUT I'M JUST AMAZED THAT
IN THIS DAY AND TIME... DISCRIMINATION THING.))
((CLINTON MORSE/SCOTT- GALLAHER, INC. ATTORNEY: WE ABSOLUTELY DENY THE
ALLEGATIONS SHE MADE. AND OF COURSE THIS IS NOT THE TIME OR THE PLACE TO
EXPLAIN OUR SIDE OF THE STORY.))
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SUPER=01-Clinton Morse/Scott-Gallaher, Inc. Attorney; :14
OUT Q=the story.
The company argues Virginia's sexual discrimination laws don't apply to
pregnant women or mothers.
The Supreme Court is NOT deciding the merits of Bailey's case-- just whether
those laws apply.
A decision will come in a few months.
T-V Talk Show Host Jenny Jones is on the witness stand
testifying in the murder trial of Jonathan Schmitz-
He is the Michigan man charged with killing a fellow guest from the Jones
show- after the guest revealed he had a homosexual crush on Schmitz.
Jones testified she knew the show-topic was same sex crushes but did not
((LAWYER: WHY WOULD YOU FAIL TO IDENTIFY THE TRUE NATURE OR TOPIC ON THIS
PARTICULAR SHOW IN THIS DOCUMENT? JENNY JONES/TALK SHOW HOST: BECAUSE THE
PREMISE OF THE SHOW WAS THAT IT WAS A SURPRISE.))
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OUT Q=it was a surprise."
SUPER=04-"The Jenny Jones Show";
Defense lawyers say Schmitz expected his secret admirer to be a woman and
was humiliated by what happened.
Schmitz is charged with killing Scott Amedure-
Defense attorneys say Schmitz was emotionally disturbed and depressed
after the show.
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Next on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
The DARE program teaches kids to stay drug-free, but for some students the
program is being dropped.
And Libertarian Jay Rutledge and his "tax slaves" took to the streets of
On Health Check, an update on the Legionnaires' Disease outbreak in the New
Tracey Altizer joins us, with some ideas on protecting your home from the
common legionnella bacteria.
Patrick Evans caught up with the headline act at tonight's Halloween bash.
A free concert in downtown Roanoke is going on at this hour. Stick around.
Students in Halifax County will have to wait until fifth grade before
they're exposed to the DARE program.
That's because funding for the county's drug education program has been cut.
Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville newsroom with the story.
Jean, federal funding for the county's program was slashed nine-thousand
As a result, the Sheriff's Department will no longer be able to provide DARE
for students in kindergarten through fourth grade.
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SUPER=01-Danny Martin/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :07
SUPER=01-Gus Mitchell/Wilson Memorial Principal; :28
OUT Q=positive thing.
IN Q=It hurts
((DANNY MARTIN/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF:IT HURTS VERY MUCH, AS I MENTIONED
2-THOUSAND KIDS ARE GOING TO BE AFFECTED BY THIS, IT REALLY HURTS.))
OUT Q=really hurts.
It's been a tough week for Deputy Danny Martin-- saying goodbye to the
He'll continue to work with fifth grade.
But without funding the Sheriff's Department can't afford to pay a part time
deputy to help out.
DARE supporters are concerned fifth grade is too long to wait to get the
children exposed to the officers and their message.
IN Q=They get
((GUS MITCHELL/WILSON MEMORIAL PRINCIPAL:THEY GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THESE
FELLOWS FIRST HAND, THESE ARE PEOPLE, GOOD PEOPLE, THEY'RE NICE GUYS, THAT'S
WHAT WE WANT, A POSITIVE THINGS.))
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(QUESTION:Is there any hope that the program might re-bound?)
It was political posturing dressed up for Halloween.
The message was vintage Libertarian.
Congressional Candidate Jay Rutledge led a chain-gang of taxpayers around
downtown Roanoke this noon.
He pleaded for votes, so he can help free the "tax slaves."
The entourage stopped at the Municipal Building, so one of the "slaves"
could visit the Commissioner of Revenue's Office.
IN Q=This is our
(("TAX SLAVE:" THIS IS OUR HALLOWEEN PAYMENT FOR THE COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE,
AND WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR LETTING US KEEP HALF OF ALL OF OUR INCOME.))
OUT Q=of our income.
Rutledge would repeal the income tax.
Tomorrow he plans to dramatize the size of the national debt.
He got a big hit on the charts,
Tonight he's performing in the Star City-- but there's more to Montell Jordan
than his singing career...
(Patrick ad lib)
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One of Halloween's best TREATS this year is a FREE concert by R-and-B
artist Montell Jordan.
But, his personal story is just as interesting as his music.
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As Patrick Evans explains, Jordan's journey to stardom started in South
Central L.A., and took him to Pepperdine University. Patrick is lucky enough
to chat with Montell.
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((THIS IS HOW WE DO IT...))
OUT Q=this is how we do it.
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SUPER=334-Rain Late/Rather Chilly/40-42/Rain Ending/Wind W-10/48-50;
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Still to come-- the Roanoke Express picks up steam with its first road win
and some new players.
On Health Check, the connection between bed shortages at two Roanoke
and patient care.
Carilion says it's not uncommon for hospitals to divert patients to other
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A bed shortage at Carilion's Roanoke Memorial and Community Hospitals
yesterday morning did not harm patients according to hospital and EMS
David Hoback says this is the first time two hospitals have had a bed
shortage at one time, but he does not believe this will be an ongoing problem.
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((DAVID HOBACK/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: IT WAS NOT A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION. WE HAD
SOME PATIENTS DEFERRED TO ANOTHER HOSPITAL AND THEY WERE TRANSPORTED WITHOUT
PROBLEMS... NO ADDITIONAL INJURY AS A RESULT OF IT. ))
SUPER=01-David Hoback/Roanoke Fire-EMS;
OUT Q=result of it.
Hospital officials say diverting patients is not uncommon--in fact it's been
done by every facility in this area.
IN Q=We're in a peak census
((DR. RICHARD SURRUSCO/CARILION MEDICAL DIRECTOR: WE'RE IN A PEAK CENSUS TIME
AND WE'RE GOING TO INSURE THAT OUR PATIENTS DON'T BEAR THE BURDEN OF RESOURCES
NOT MATCHING DEMAND. WE WILL CARE FOR YOU AT THE FACILITIES WHERE WE CAN AND
WE INSURE THAT IF WE CAN'T MEET YOUR NEEDS WE WILL TRANSPORT YOU TO A FACILITY
THAT CAN. ))
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OUT Q=facility that can.
In the past 24-hours Carilion has not diverted patients to other facilities.
The number of Legionnaires' patients in the New River Valley remains at 13,
with no new confirmed cases today.
As the investigation into the source of the outbreak continues,
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Tracy Altizer brings us some tips on preventive measures we can take at home.
Connie, the Legionella bacteria exists just about anywhere there is aerosolized
But we still stress that most at risk of getting sick from it are middle-aged
to older men who are heavy drinkers or smokers, or who suffer from chronic
Still it never hurts to take precautions.
At home, precautions include routinely cleaning humidifiers, as well as
humidification systems connected with central air- conditioning.
And setting the temperature on hot- water heaters to at least 122 degrees
will prevent bacteria growth there.
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIR.: ALL OF US NEED TO BE AWARE
THAT IN ORDER TO PREVENT THIS OCCURRENCE OF THE SPREAD OF BACTERIA, NOT ONLY
LEGIONELLA BUT OTHER BACTERIA, WE NEED TO CLEAN OUR HUMIDIFIERS AND OUR AIR-
HANDLING SYSTEMS IN OUR HOUSES. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health Dist. Dir.;
OUT Q=in our houses.
Investigators are still testing various places throughout the New River
Valley, AND interviewing patients, trying to find the link between the 13 cases
Hershey says it could take weeks, IF they are able to isolate a common
source at all.
In that case he says they would take immediate steps to correct the problem
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and prevent any more threat to public safety.
(QUESTION: Would that mean actually closing a building?)
In Washington state, health officials have traced an outbreak of e-coli
bacteria to apple juice.
Over the past week, more than a dozen children and young adults in the
Seattle area have become sick.
Authorities say the culprit was Odwalla Apple Juice.
As a result, the company is recalling all of it's un-pasteurized,
preservative-free product-- it is NOT sold in Virginia.
Only a few years ago, researchers discovered that most peptic ulcers are
related to a bacteria called h-pylori.
Now comes word of a new non invasive diagnostic test for the bacteria that
can be given in a doctor's office.
The Mara-Tech U-V-P breath test detects h-pylori by analyzing a sample of
the patients breath.
The results--which are said to be 95-percent accurate, come back within a
day or two.
This breath test provides a simple way to find out for certain if a patient
is actively infected with h-pylori, which then means if they are being treated
for ulcer disease, they would get aggressive antibiotic therapy.
Time now for sports where some new players are on board the Roanoke
Mike Stevens has that story in tonight's Two Minute TIcker.
Good afternoon folks , Happy Halloween to each of you out their, althought I
don't think there will be anything happy about this day for Indiana football
coach Bill Mallory.
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The 61 year-old coach was fired today, after his Hoosiers went 4 and 15 over
the past two season, and lost 13 straight Big Ten games.
He will stay on until the end of this season.
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((BILL MALLORY/FIRED AS INDIANA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Mallory/Fired As Indiana Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...OUT TO DO."
Ironically, Indiana's downfall began against Virginia Tech in the 1994
Independence Bowl. Since that day the Hoosiers program has hit rock bottom.
The Roanoke Express is 2-4 and 1 after last night's win over Hampton Roads
at the Scope in Norfolk.
But last place in the East Division is not good enough and Steve mason says,
Frank Anzalone initiated some changes today.
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SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :44
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
A pair of airplanes carried memories for World War II veterans as they
landed at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
A B-17 flying fortress and a B-24 Liberator circled the airport and touched
down around four o'clock this afternoon.
Walter Philpott, Dick Finch, and Ramsey Roland were among the first to take
a look at the airplanes and a look back.
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SUPER=01-Dick Finch/B-24 Crew Member;
OUT Q=but we were all lucky.
The airplanes are owned by the Collings Foundation of Stow, Massachusetts.
They will be open to the public from 8:30 to 5:30 on Friday and 8:30 to 1:00
on Saturday. There is an admission fee.
The campaign is almost history, and tonight we wrap up our profiles with a
final look at the campaign of Mark Warner.
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Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom with more on that.
Jean, the polls may not be very encouraging for Mark Warner and his
but tonight at six, we'll hear what Warner hopes the voters will be
weighing as they head into the voting booth on Tuesday.
Part two of our profile, as well as the latest numbers on the Senate race
in our Mason Dixon poll,
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in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX.
Plus the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime tonight
at 10 on WEFC.