Next on News 7-
The market suffers its worst single-day point drop in history- trading shuts
Fire damages a Northeast Roanoke home.
And prosecutors grill the (O-pair) au-pair accused of killing a baby.
Another cold front is sliding through the region bringing rather chilly and
breezy conditions. More on that forecast just ahead.
In western New York state-- health officials say a 20-year-old H-I-V
infected man had sex with dozens of (----------------)
school girls and young women-- knowingly passing on the virus.
The story, on Health Check.
Never before has the Dow fallen so far.
It's a huge sell off-
The stock market indicator drops more than 550 points
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Today's huge drop triggered an early shutdown of trading.
The Dow closed the day at 554 point 26.
Under rules imposed after Black Monday in 1987, a decline of 550 points
demands a one hour halt in trading.
So, the "mid-afternoon drop" ended trading for the day.
((RAY BRADY/CBS ECONOMIC COORESPONDENT: THE THING TO WATCH OUT FOR WILL BE
TOMORROW THE MARKET COULD BE UP VERY OFTEN IF A MARKET DROPS SHARPLY IN ONE DAY
IT'SL IKE IF YOU DROP A RUBBER BALL FROM HIGH ENOUGH IT'LL BOUNCE BACK. SO
YO'VE GOT TO BE CAREFUL TOMORROW THAT YOU DON'T GET LULLED AN THINK HEY IT'S
COMING BACK IT MAY NOT BE. YOU'VE GOT TO WAIT A DAY OR TWO AND JUST SORT OF GET
A FEEL FOR WHAT'S HAPPENING.))
SUPER=01-Ray Brady/CBS Economic Correspondent;
OUT Q=for what's happening."
In terms of percentage, today's sell off is not as bad as the 87 crash.
The seven percent loss today is well short of the 22 percent loss then.
Today's plunge is in response to another sharp drop in the Hong Kong market.
The capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett is winding down... the
Commonwealth may rest its case tomorrow.
In the meantime, the state Court of Appeals has cleared the way for the
prosecution to call Roanoke Times Reporter Dianne Struzzi.
The newspaper wanted to quash the subpoena, but the Appeals Court said the
issue wasn't properly presented, because the reporter had not been found in
contempt of court.
Judge Roy Willett also ordered the newspaper to hand over notes and a
tape-recording Struzzi made of her interview with Bramblett last year in South
The trial resumes in the morning... with Struzzi scheduled to be ONE of the
The 19 year old Nanny on trial for the murder of a baby took the stand
This time prosecutors hammered away at 19 year old Louise Woodward-
Woodward defended herself denying she fatally shook 8 month old Matthew
((PROSECUTOR: DIDN'T YOU TELL THE NEWTON POLICE LATER THAT EVENING THAT YOU
WERE A LITTLE ROUGH WITH MATTHEW THAT DAY? LOUISE WOODWARD: NO I TOLD YOU WHAT
I SAID PREVIOUSLY. PROSECUTOR: SO YOU NEVER USED THE WORDS A LITTLE ROUGH?
WOODWARD: NO THEY SUGGESTED THAT TO ME.))
SUPER=02-Gerard Leone Jr./Asst. District Attorney; 00
SUPER=01-Louise Woodward/Defendant; 05
OUT Q=that to me.
Woodward refused to budge-- repeating over and over she neither violently
shook nor dropped the baby.
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The teenager who allegedly killed her newborn at her school prom- pleaded
19 year old Melissa Drexler remains free on bail.
Drexler gave birth in a bathroom stall while she attended her prom.
An autopsy determined the child breathed on his own before he was strangled
A janitor at the catering hall later found the baby boy in a trash bag.
Prosecutors charge Drexler killed her newborn and then returned to the prom
with her classmates.
In Northeast Roanoke-- Fire heavily damaged a home this afternoon.
The owner of this house on Hildebrand Road says the inside was heavily
Fire officials say a painter working in the house left a drop cloth near a
He left for lunch, the furnace turned on and the cloth caught fire.
The blaze spread inside the house before a neighbor put it out with a garden
((BILL FREEMAN/PAINTER; I WAS ONLY GONE 20 MINUTES, I ONLY LIVE 3 OR 4 STREETS
OVER, WHEN I CAME BACK ALL THESE FIRE ENGINES... I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING
OUT Q=going on
Fire officials say Freeman didn't know the furnace was on.
They've ruled the fire accidental.
Descendants of the Frantz family in Roanoke County want to know who
desecrated their family burial site.
The small cemetery sits on a hill near Peters Creek Road.
Sometime during the past three weeks vandals toppled gravemarkers-- some
dating back to the 17-hundreds.
The care taker discovered the damage Wednesday and reported it to police.
IN Q=IT WAS JUST
((JERRY FRANTZ/CEMETERY CARETAKER: IT WAS JUST DISGUSTING TO IMAGINE ANYONE
COULD DO THAT AND NOT BOTHER THEM AND TEAR UP STUFF THAT WAY AND JUST WALK AWAY
LIKE IT DON'T MEAN A THING.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Frantz/Cemetery Caretaker;
OUT Q=MEAN A THING
Frantz's grandfather, father and brother are buried in the "Old France
He believes there are slaves buried just outside the stone wall and that
slaves actually built the wall around the cemetery.
The Roanoke County police are investigating the incident.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
A Roanoke County company is hoping its money can help promote reading and
working-- details ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE...
And if you want a black cat between now and Halloween-- we can tell you
where NOT to go...
On Health Check--
Another warning about the potential dangers with hot tubs-- plus, the Salem
V-A enters the global call for education about Tuberculosis.
Patrick is checking out some of the more bizarre art classics...
And the Virginia Cavaliers talk about the future and the beating they took
from Florida State over the weekend....stay tuned.
A natural gas distributor with offices in the New River Valley is scaling
back its work force.
This comes after a merger between United Cities Gas Company and Atmos
(AT-muss) Energy Corporation.
Today United Cities began offering incentive packages to some employees.
The company has offices in Blacksburg, Radford and Pulaski.
The affected workers can either take the package or stay with the company
A company spokeswoman declined to say how many workers are involved.
United Cities serves about 22-thousand customers in Virginia.
GRAPHIC=ROANOKE CITY SEAL
Roanoke voters have just about a week to decide whether they want a
modified ward system.
But some citizens believe public opinion is being influenced unfairly.
The Committee for Better Representation says Mayor Bowers and Roanoke city
council members are using their public offices to criticize the ward system.
SOT ward system tape 10:10:52
IN Q=The mayor could
((BILL BESTPITCH/COMM. FOR BETTER REPRESENTATION: THE MAYOR COULD HAVE GONE A
BLOCK AND A HALF DOWN THE STREE TO HIS PRIVATE OFFICE AND MADE ANY ANNOUNCEMENT
HE WANTED TO AND THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN PERFECTLY APPROPRIATE. BUT TO USE THE
TAXPAYER'S OFFICE, THE OFFICE WE PROVIDE TO HIM TO MAKE A POLITICAL STATEMENT,
WE FEEL IS GROSSLY INAPPROPRIATE AND AGAINST THE LAW. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/Comm. for Better Representation;
OUT Q=against the law
Mayor Bowers says council promotes public debate in Roanoke on both sides
of this issue.
R-R Donnelley hopes a high-tech gift to the community will help move people
from welfare to work.
The book-manufacturing company gave Total Action Against Poverty -- a check
for 45-thousand dollars today.
The money will pay for a computer lab.
TAP says knowing how to use computers is a crucial skill for people trying to
get into today's work force.
IN Q=THE COMPUTER LAB
((STEVE MUSSELWHITE/TAP BOARD OF DIRECTORS: THE COMPUTER LAB, IT WILL BE
STATE-OF-THE-ART. IT WILL HELP THE PEOPLE WE'RE SERVING RIGHT NOW. IT WILL
ENABLE THEM TO GET BETTER JOBS AND BE MORE PRODUCTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Musselwhite/TAP Board of Directors
OUT Q=in the community.
R-R Donnelley says it wants to be a good corporate citizen.
The company hopes the computer lab will also help promote literacy in the
groovy music under
Picasso, Renoir, Rockwell and Grandma Moses can all be found at Roanoke
College.... along with Patrick Evans.
(Patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
One of the greatest and most ec-lectic group of master works outside of a
major museum can be found at Roanoke College.
double boxes Jean/Patrick.
Patrick Evans joins us from Olin Galleries in Salem with a look inside this
SUPER=01-Jane Long/Art Professor;
double boxes Robin/Patrick
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SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/And Breezy/33-36/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW-15/56-59;
SUPER=332-Occasional Flurries/Early/28-32/Partly Sunny/Wind SW-10/48-52;
SUPER=333-Occasional Flurries/Wind NW-15/25-30/Partly Sunny/And Breezy/50-52;
SUPER=334-Flurries Early/Then Clearing/28-32/Mostly Sunny/Wind W-10/48-54;
health music under
It was a day late, but a winner was crowned today at the AC-Delco 400 in
North Carolina. Mike has highlights in TOnight's Ticker.
Officials in Western New York say an H-I-V-infected man may have knowingly
spread the virus through at least one community--
especially targeting teenage girls.
IN Q=Many of the
((MANY OF THE CASES INVOLVE TEENAGERS, SOME QUITE YOUNG WITH INITIAL CONTACT
APPARENTLY BEGUN AT SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY PARKS ))
OUT Q=community parks.
Good Afternoon, I'm Keith Humphry--
Here's a look ahead to News 7 at 6.
Don Beyer is now in the final miles of a marathon campaign... and tonight
we'll take a closer look at this personal history.
Joe Dashiell has part one of our profile on the Democratic Candidate for
IN Q=This is not about
((THIS IS NOT ABOUT LIVING IN A BIG YELLOW HOUSE IN RICHMOND. IT'S CERTAINLY
NOT ABOUT HAVING STATE POLICE ATTENTION.))
OUT Q=having state police attention.
We'll hear what he believes the campaign IS about...
double boxes jean/Keith
beginning with the first part of our profile tonight on News 7 at six.
Seven days until election day thanks, Keith.
A community in Western New York is having to learn fast about AIDS and
teenage young women in their town.
Officials in Mayville, New York say a 20-year-old H-I-V infected man had
sex with at least 28 teen girls--
SUPER=03-Mayville, NY; :
He reportedly knew he was H-I-V positive in at least half of those cases--
many of which involved trading sex for drugs.
IN Q=It appears he
((DR. ROBERT BERKE/CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY HEALTH COMMISSIONER: IT APPEARS HE DID
NOT WARN HIS CONTACTS ABOUT HIS POSITIVE STATUS. TO DATE IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY
OUR STAFF HAVE EVALUATED 28 DIRECT CONTACTS, AND 53 SECONDARY CONTACTS.. AND
CONTINUE TO WORK ON 17 MORE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Berke/Chautauqua Co. Health Commissioner; :
OUT Q=17 more.
In all, as many as 100 people may have been exposed to the H-I-V virus
through either direct or secondary contact.
In Los Angeles, an eleven-year-old girl remains hospitalized after her hair
was sucked into a hot tub drain.
She was caught underwater in the spa for several minutes-- she was
unconscious when she was finally freed from the tremendous suction.
Officials say it reinforces the lesson that people should never swim or use
a spa alone.
Last week we told you about the global warning call from health officials
They're worried about a multi-drug resistant strain of the disease-- making
it's way around the world.
Now, the Salem V-A is getting into the education act-- with a national,
interactive satellite seminar on the topic planned for TOMORROW.
IN Q=If everyone has
SUPER=01-Charlene McCadden/Infection Control Practitioner; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Stephanie Nagy-Agren/Chief of Infectious Disease; :26
SUPER=01-Dr. Kenneth Sosnowski/Microbiologist; :51
OUT Q=like we do now.
IN Q=If everyone
((CHARLENE MCCADDEN/INFECTION CONTROL PRACTITIONER: IF EVERYONE HAS THE SAME
INFORMATION THEN OUR PROGRAM OVERALL WILL BE MORE EFFECTIVE AND WE HAVE SOME
ISSUES AS FAR AS RESISTANCE, NOT ONLY WITH TB BUT WITH OTHER EMERGING
PATHOGENS. SO WE WANT TO HAVE EVERYONE WELL-INFORMED.))RUNS=:15
OUT Q=well informed
The day-long seminar is open to all medical professionals.
It's an especially important topic, with the resurgence of this disease.
It's becoming a problem everywhere-- even in Virginia.
IN Q=We do have
((DR. STEPHANIE NAGY-AGREN/SALEM V-A CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: WE DO HAVE
SOME MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS HERE IN VIRGINIA-- ALTHOUGH THE HOT
ZONES IN THIS PARTICULAR COUNTRY ARE IN THE MORE LARGER URBAN AREAS. ))
OUT Q=urban areas.
In 1996, Virginia reported 349 cases of the disease-- including four cases
of multi-drug resistant t-b.
And it isn't just t-b health experts are worried about.
IN Q=Generally some
((DR. KENNETH SOSNOWSKI: GENERALLY SOME OF THE COMMON BACTERIA SUCH AS STAPH
HAVE LEARNED TO FIGHT OFF SOME OF MORE COMMON DRUGS.BUT THAT TENDS TO BE A
MINOR PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM REALLY IS WHEN WE GET INTO INTENSIVE CARE, WHEN A
PATIENT HAS VERY LITTLE LEFT OF HIS IMMUNE SYSTEM AND HE';S TOTALLY DEPENDENT
ON THE DRUGS TO PROTECT HIM AGAINST THE INFECTION, THEN THE RESISTANT ORGANISMS
CAUSES MUCH MORE OF A PROBLEM. ))
OUT Q=of a problem.
Pharmaceutical companies are now trying to develop new systems of
And medical research will also be reaching BACK a few years.
IN Q=There was a
((DR. SOSNOWSKI: THERE WAS A BIG PERIOD AT THE START OF WORLD WAR TWO WHERE
VACCINES WERE GOING TO BE THE ANSWER. THEN WHEN ANTIBIOTICS CAME OUT, VACCINES
FADED AWAY BUT THEY ARE COMING BACK. THAT MAY BE ONE OF OUR MAJOR DEFENSE
MECHANISMS-- VACCINES AGAINST A NUMBER OF BACTERIA NOT JUST THE COMMON VIRUSES
NOT JUST THE COMMON VIRUSES LIKE WE DO NOW. ))
OUT Q=we do now.
And certainly not too soon--
Even from 1985 to 1992, there was a 20-percent increase in tuberculosis
Time for sports-- The Cavaliers are regrouping after this weekend's loss to
Plus -- many race fans probably played hooky today to check out the AC-Delco
400. Here's Mike
Earlier this Fall the rain wiped out a race at Martinsville and forced a lot
of folks to skip work on Monday.
The same was true today at Rockingham as the AC Delco 400 finally got the
green flag a day late.
SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/TNN; :00
83 Laps into the race - Pontiacs were were in control as Kyle Petty, Bobby
Hamilton and Bobby Labonte ran one, two , three at the top - and that would eb
Dale Jarrett in a Ford, ran strong all day and was at the front with 40 laps
to go in the race and seemingly on his way to his first win at The Rock.
But Greg Sacks brought out the caution flag with less than 30 laps to go.
That enabled Hamilton and Ricky Craven to get in position to get by Jarrett.
Hamilton would eventually get by everyone and stretch out his lead over the
final 15 laps. Bobby gets his second career win in the King's car with Jarrett
second and Craven third.
IN Q="We had...
((BOBBY HAMILTON/SECOND CAREER WIN:))
((DALE JARRETT/FINISHED SECOND))
SUPER=01-Bobby Hamilton/Second Career Win; :00
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Finished Second;
OUT Q=...LONGER RUNS."
Jeff Gordon finished fourth, with Mark Martin 6th, Dale Earnhardt 8th,
Michael Waltrip 14th, Ward Burton 26th and Jeff Burton 38th.
Gordon needs only to finish 13th or better each of the last two races to win
the points race.
4-and-3 Virginia is in College Park this coming Saturday for another ACC
battle with the Maryland Terrapins.
And Steve Mason says the Cavs need to get some kinks out of their armor
before they can worry about cracking the Terps shell.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=01-Doug Karczewski/UVa Co-Captain; :12
SUPER=01-Dan Ellis/8-15 & 122 Yards vs. FSU; :32
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :42
SUPER=04-September 14, 1996; :51
OUT Q=...news 7 sports.
SS=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Much more coming up for you tonight at six.
Have a super night folks.
take a break
Halloween brings out black cats-- but some animal shelters and pet stores
aren't playing along.
The SPCA and Petland store say they will NOT allow black cats to be adopted
or sold this time of year...
They say most people want to own them as a novelty, but then they lose
IN Q=Last week
((SHARON MULLEN/PETLAND SALES COUNSELOR;LAST WEEK WE STOPPED ADOPTING OUT BLACK
CATS AND WE WILL HOLD CLEAR ON THAT POLICY THROUGH HALLOWEEN , AFTER IT IS OVER
THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN. ))
OUT Q= available again.
Just last week, the Roanoke Valley SPCA took its only black cat off its
adoption list, for fear it would be mistreated.
IN Q=You have
((DON THORNE/SPCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR;YOU HAVE SEVERAL DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEOPLE
YOU HAVE CULTS OUT THERE THAT USE BLACK CATS AND WHITE CATS EVEN AT HALLOWEEN
TIME BUT THERE AGAIN ARE BASICALLY YOUR KIDS THAT ARE TIEING CANS TO TAILS. ))
SUPER=01-Don Thorne/SPCA Executive Director;
OUT Q=to tails.
Petland says the problem has NOT gotten worse, but there's more attention
recently drawn to it.