A California hospital employee has admitted to killing between 40 and 50 patients.
The deaths were at Glendale Adventist Meeical Center.
The employee is quoted as saying he did it for humane reasons.
A new store is opening near Valley View mall this fall.
Target plans to open its first local store in October near the Walmart Superstore.
Plus a weight loss program that relies on the bible. We'll tell you about the Weigh down workshop.
Plus more warm wather on the way.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
A Hospital employee in Suburban Los Angeles has confessed to killing between 40 and 50 patients-
The employee says he did it for humane reasons.
The killings happened at the Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
Efren Saldivar is a respiratory care practitioner.
Police say Saldivar told them he would use lethal injections or decrease the oxygen of patients on ventilators.
Saldivar apparently had criteria for killing patients- They had to be unconscious, have a "do not resusciatate" order and look like they were ready to die.
Saldivar's license has been suspended.
The district Attorney's office is investigating.
[TAPE#=98-21 TC 10:48]
The fall campaign could bring a contest between Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Roanoke Mayor David Bowers.
Local Democratic leaders say Bowers is considering a campaign for the Sixth District seat.
Bowers took part in a city-wide clean-up program today.
He would not confirm that he's lining up support, but he has received encouragement from supporters.
And he said a match-up with the Republican incumbent would be an interesting race.
[IN Q=I've always thought]
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT BEING THE STANDARD BEARER IN VIRGINIA OF THE PARTY OF THOMAS JEFFERSON IS ALWAYS A GREAT HONOR.))
[OUT Q=a great honor.]
Goodlatte was first elected to Congress in 19-92. In a statement this afternoon, he said he will launch his re-ele
ction campaign in the near future. [Bassett-Tornado]
[TAPE#98-22 TC 13:01]
People in Stoneville, North Carolina are getting help from neighbors near and far as they rebuild after last week's tornado.
When the folks at Bassett Furniture Industries saw the devastation in that community, they decided to take action.
They loaded a flat bed truck with fiberboard to send down there to help people rebuild.
You're looking at 16-thousand square-feet of fiberboard... a donation worth seven-thousand dollars.
[IN Q=Whereas we use ]
((JAY MOORE/BASSETT FURNITURE INDUSTRIES: WHEREAS WE USE FIBERBOARD IN OUR FURNITURE, THEY'LL USE IT IN THEIR FLOORING, IN THEIR ROOFS. IT'LL BE JUST USED TO HELP THEM ALONG WITH CONSTRUCTING THEIR HOMES.))
[SUPER=01-Jay Moore/Bassett Furniture;]
[OUT Q=constructing their homes.]
The fiberboard was delivered to a warehouse being used by the Salvation Army as a distribution center.
The goods were unloaded there among other donations... of canned foods, clothing, and furniture.
But the Salvation Army is especially thankful for the building materials-- something Stoneville can't seem to get enough of.
Jonesboro, Arkansas, is saying goodbye to the victims of Tuesday's school shooting.
Funerals were held for two girls today, with services for three other victims set for tomorrow.
About 500 people packed the chapel in Jonesboro.
Paige Ann Herring was buried today- just two weeks after her 12th birthday.
It appears there will not be federal charges against the two boys accused in the shootings.
A source says federal officials decided against bringing charges after talking the matter over with Arkansas officials.
Meanwhile the parents of one suspect are extending their sympathies to the victim's families.
Drew Golden's parents say they don't know how their son could have been involved.
((I'VE SPENT TIME WITH THEM. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND TO GRASP AND TALK ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON. AT THIS TIME THERE ARE MANY QUESTIONS AND AT THIS POINT MR. AND MRS. GOLDEN SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS.))
[SUPER=01-Val Price/Andrew Golden's Attorney; ]
[OUT Q=all the answers."]
13- year- old Mitchell Johnson's father says there is no denying what his son has done.
((SCOTT JOHNSON/SUSPECT'S FATHER: NO NO. HE'S GUILTY. AS HARD AS IT IS FOR ME TO SAY THAT, MY SON IS GUILTY. I DON'T BELIEVE THERE SHOULD BE ANY PLEA BARGAIN WITH THE OTHER CHILD TO TESTIFY AGAINST MY SON AND VICE VERSA FOR THE OTHER. THIS IS HORRIFIC, HORRIFIC TRAGEDY THAT NO ONE COULD PREDICT.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Johnson/Suspect's Father; ]
[OUT Q=NO ONE COULD PREDICT.]
Johnson says his son has said he was sorry and wished he could take it back.
Governor Jim Gilmore hasn't even signed it.
But a bill banning so-called partial birth abortions in Virginia may be headed for court.
The American Civil Liberties Union says a court challenge is "inevitable."
The group says the bill is vaguely worded -- and NO other states' efforts to ban the procedure have withstood court challenge.
The bill's authors say they got the wording straight from the American Medical Association.[Grade-Inflation]
[TAPE#98-25 TC 8:18]
Those A's and B's on your college student's report card may not mean as much as they did a few years ago.
"Grade inflation" is a concern on many campuses across the U-S, including the University of Virginia.
Educators and students gathered today to discuss the pitfalls of students receiving A's for sub-standard work.
[IN Q=If A's are]
((MELVIN LEFFLER/UVA DEAN ARTS AND SCIENCES: IF A'S ARE EASIER TO GET AND IF STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ARE LIKE MOST HUMAN BEINGS, THEY DON'T FEEL THEMSELVES SUFFICIENTLY CHALLENGED. IF A'S ARE EASIER TO GET, PEOPLE ARE NOT QOING TO WORK QUITE AS HARD.))
[SUPER=01-Melvin Leffler/UVA Dean of Arts & Sciences; :00]
[OUT Q=quite as hard.]
Students say financial and academic pressures sometimes force them to take the easy way out.
[IN Q=Grade point]
((SHELLEY CAVALIERI/UVA STUDENT: GRADE POINT AVERAGES ARE USED TO DETERMINE WHETHER PEOPLE CAN KEEP THEIR SCHOLARSHIPS. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO COME TO THIS UNIVERSITY WHO CAN'T BE HERE WITHOUT THEIR SCHOLARSHIPS. IF YOU NEED A 3.5 YOU MIGHT NOT TAKE THE HARD CLASSES IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO PULL YOUR 3.5.))
[SUPER=01-Shelley Cavalieri/UVA Student; :00]
[OUT Q=pull your 3-5.]
Teachers also complain students today feel "entitled" to good grades, regardless of whether they've earned them.
Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Bedford County says good-bye to one judge and hello to another.
some honored guests joined the ranks of V-M-I's weekly parade.
We'll have the story coming up on News 7 at 11.
[TAPE#98-23 TC 7:01]
The doors are open on the first women's prison Virginia's built since 1932.
But soon those doors will be closed -- with the state's most violent and troubled women inside.
Ellen Qualls reports.
[IN Q=The 53-million]
[SUPER=03-Fluvanna Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Julian Taylor/Vocational Evaluator; :30]
[SUPER=01-Patti Leigh Huffman/Warden; :55]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Fluvanna Co.]
(( The 53 million dollar Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women now holds only bustling crowds of interested citizens... and congenial corrections officials.
But over the next several weeks, 900 female inmates from all over Virginia will fill the cells and dayrooms.
[NAT SOT tape one 04:14:16]
((THE AREA IN HERE IS MORE LIKE A DAY ROOM WHERE THEY CAN SOCIALIZE, LEARN SOCIAL SKILLS.))
From the public road, it almost looks like a Holiday Inn.
But these women won't be on holiday. They'll be working -- or learning how to.
[SOT 04:40:11 TAPE ONE]
((JULIAN TAYLOR: A CAREER LEARNED HERE IS SOMETHING THEY MIGHT NOT HAVE OTHERWISE COME IN CONTACT WITH. SO IT COULD BE A BENEFIT. laughter.))
So going to prison's never a good career move -- but with training in eight career fields, much more than cosmetology -- it won't be a dead end.
[SOT TAPE ONE 04:39:10]
((JULIAN TAYLOR/VOCATIONAL EVALUATOR: MOST OF THE BETTER PAYING JOBS ARE IN THE NON-TRADITIONAL FIELDS. AND AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE, MOST ELECTRICIANS ARE PAID BETTER THAN MOST WAITRESSES.))
[SOT TAPE TWO 02:21:18]
((PATTI LEIGH HUFFMAN/WARDEN: AT A FEMALE INSTITUTION ...CO-DEPENDENCY.))
[SOT 07:01 TAPE TWO]
((PATTI LEIGH HUFFMAN/WARDEN: WE DIDN'T JUST TAKE A MALE INSTITUTION, YANK OUT THE URINALS-- THAT WILL GO ON MY TOMBSTONE.))
Virginia has four other women's prisons.
But a Chesterfield woman is expected to become Virginia's first death row female -- probably in this cell -- after her sentencing.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Fluvanna County.))[Bedford-judges]
[TAPE#98-26 TC 13:36]
"He's what a judge ought to be."
More than one person made that observation today, referring to Bedford Circuit Judge Bill Sweeney.
He officially retires April 1st- after 33 years on the bench.
They put on a big send-off in the Circuit Courtroom for him today, as his successor was sworn in.
[IN Q=And it is wonderful]
[SUPER=01-Judge William Sweeney/Bedford Co. Circuit Court]
[OUT Q=out of bed.]
Sweeney administered the oath of office to Jim Updike as his successor.
Updike promised to work hard to do the very best job he can.
The 44-year old former Commonwealth's Attorney swore in HIS replacement: Harold Black as the next General District judge.
[TAPE#=98-34 TC 12:03]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs 4405]
The Valley View area will welcome a new retailer this fall, along with some 200 new jobs.
Target Stores plans to open its first local store this October 11th.
Constuction is coming along on their site next to the WalMart superstore.
Target sells upscale discount merchandise.
Officials from the Minneapolis -based company say the store will provide more than 200-thousand dollars to area businesses annually through supplies and services.
[TAPE#=98-30 TC 9:13]
Fifty years ago, western Virginia had hundreds of canneries and orchards that sent local agricultural products around the world.
Their numbers have dwindled, but Joe Dashiell reports their names are not forgotten.
[IN Q=Crumpacker's Orchard]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Woods/Label Collector; :04]
[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute; :30 ]
[OUT Q=JD News 7]
[IN Q=Crumpacker's orchard]
((CHARLIE WOODS/LABEL COLLECTOR: CRUMPACKER'S ORCHARD, THEY'RE OUT OF BUSINESS, HERE. BIG SUBDIVISION THERE. BONSONS FROM CHILHOWIE, THEY'RE OUT OF BUSINESS, BUT THEIR LABELS ARE STILL UNIQUE.))
[OUT Q=still unique.]
A friend gave Charlie Woods his first fifteen years ago. Since then, he has collected hundreds of labels from ocal orchards and canneries.
The colorful commercial art identified apples, tomatoes and other agricultural products grown locally and distributed across the country and around the world.
[IN Q= We were fortunate that once they]
((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: WE WERE FORTUNATE THAT ONCE THEY LEFT HERE, THEY WERE STILL IDENTIFIED BY THEIR LABELS AND IN BEDFORD WE HAD THE PIEDMONT LABEL COMPANY THAT HAD DESIGNERS AND GRAPHIC ARTISTS THAT REALLY PRODUCED BEAUTIFUL LABELS.))
Woods found some at auction, others at flea markets, but about half came from the families that owned and operated the region's orchards and canneries.
[IN Q=I went to Mr. joe Wertz's house]
((I WENT TO MR. JOE WERTZ'S HOUSE ONE DAY, SAW HIM AND HE SAID, WELL I'VE GOT A LABEL AND COME BACK NEXT WEEK, AND I'LL GIVE IT TO YOU. I WENT BACK IN ABOUT A WEEK AND HIS WIFE GAVE ME FIVE OR SIX.))
[OUT Q=gave me five or six.]
The labels are harder to come by today, but Woods says he continues to search for the colorful emblems of western Virginia's agricultural heritage.
Joe Dashiell News 7))[Tease2]
Still to come,
Faith could be the key to losing weight.
And a mainstay of C-B-S's daytime schedule is celebrating its silver anniversary.
((EVERYONE IS PROUD TO WORK AND WERE' VERY FORTUNATE I FEEL VERY BLESSED TO BE A PART OF THIS TREMENDOUS MILESTONE WE'VE REACHED.))
[OUT Q=we've reached.]
[TAPE#=98-33 TC 1:43]
Imagine losing all the weight you want by relying on your faith in God.
A group of women have done just that as participants in the Weigh Down Workshop.
Stacey Martin has the story.
[IN Q=Nat Sound]
[SUPER=03-Hardy; :05 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Mary Thurmon/Workshop Participant; :17 QUICK!]
[SUPER=@Stacey2; :43 QUICK!]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]
[SOT 07.12.50 - 07.13.57 tape #1]
[IN Q=(woman jingling her pants)]
You'd be doing this too if you lost 25 pounds by simply relying on your faith in God.
It's a story of success shared again and again by members of the "Weigh Down Workshop"--including Mary Thurmon who is one dress size smaller.
[SOT 02.42.00 - 02.42.06]
[IN Q=You ask him]
((MARY THURMON/YOU ASK HIM TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT AND WHEN YOU'RE HUNGRY AND HOW MUCH TO EAT AND WHEN TO QUIT.))
[OUT Q=when to quit.]
There's no calorie-counting or exercising and nothing is off limits; not even this decadent vanilla parfait topped with homemade blueberry sauce.
[SOT 02.45.35 - 02.45.45]
[IN Q=I don't like]
((MARY THURMON: I DON'T LIKE FAT-FREE DRESSING. I DON'T LIKE DIET DRINKS. I LIKE MY CHOCOLATE CANDY AND I DON'T HAVE TO GIVE IT UP WITH THIS.))
[OUT Q=up with this.]
The only rules are to eat and live by the word of God--avoiding overindulgence and relying on a bag full of Bible verses to boost your will power.
[SOT 02.49.54 - 02.50.02]
[IN Q=God will show]
((MARY THURMON: GOD WILL SHOW YOU WHICH ONE TO PULL OUT. AND THIS ONE JUST HAPPENS TO BE CONSECRATE YOURSELLVES AND BE HOLY BECAUSE I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD.))
[OUT Q=Lord your God.]
The program is run through local churches in Hardy, Lexington and Roanoke.
It comes with a workbook and video to explain its simple message--
ask and you shall receive.
[SOT 07.34.34 - 07.34.36]
[IN Q=Oh, I like]
((OH, I LIKE IT.))
[OUT Q=I like it.]
Stacey Martin, News 7. ))[Y&R]
Are you a loyal Young and The Restless Fan?
Do you tune in faithfully or tape the show?
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]
If you do, did you know the show is 25 years old?
That was cause for celebration on set this week- with champagne, picture taking- and reminiscing.
((NONE OF US IS COUNTING HOW MANY YEARS IT IS OR HOW MANY MONTHS IT IS SO EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE FOR SOMEONE TO REMIND YOU IT'S BEEN 25 YHEARS YOU'VE BEEN DOING THIS IS PRETTY COOL.))
[SUPER=01-Peter Bergman/"Jack Abbott";]
[OUT Q=IS PRETTY COOL."]
The Y and the R has been the number one daytime drama for ten years.
It's debuted in 19-73 and has taped more than six-thousand episodes.
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And this man is making headlines in tonight's Extra Point.
Pete Gillen who took over at Providence in 1994 is still the front runner for the UVa basketabll coaching position.
Sourses in San Antonio the site of the final four say UVa wants him and he wants Virginia.
The sticking point is that he's under contract, something attorneys are looking into.
[GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR WOMEN]
The women's final four opened play last night in Kansas City with an unbeaten, a traditional power and a couple of cinderella's hanging out in the semi-finals.
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO/ESPN; :00]
In the late game on the night, national player of the year Chamique Holdsclaw and the unbeaten Lady Vols of Tennessee are way in front Arkansas with 9 and half minutes to go. Tennessee wins it with ease 86 to 58.
[super=04-La. Tech vs. N.C. State;]
In the opening game Louisiana Tech just had too much speed and defensive quickness for N.C. State.
The Lady Techsters win going awayy 84-to-65 despite a semi-final record 37 points from State's Christy Melvin.
Tonight the men regain the spotlight in the Alamodome in the national semi-finals.
The big game for most area fans is the later game that pits highly favored North Carolina against Utah.
[IN Q="when we had...]
[SUPER=01-Andre Miller/Utah Junior Guard; :00 ]
[OUT Q=...win the game."]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX; :00]
yesterday afternoon The Heels Antawn Jamison won the award as he became the first Tarheel since Michael Jordan to win the Associated Press's national player of the year honor.
[IN Q=You know off the...]
[SUPER=01-Antawn Jamison/AP Player of the Year; :00]
[OUT Q=right now.]
[GRAPHIC=men's final four]
The first national semi-final tonight has Kentucky last year's runnerup taking on Stanford.
The Wildcats are favored to win, but the Cardinal is loving life these days.
[IN Q=This is fun...]
[SUPER=01-Mike Madsen/Stanford Sophomore Forward; :00 ]
[super=01-Jeff Sheppard/Kentucky Senior Guard; :14]
[OUT Q=...what happens]
[wipe to pinnacle board!!!!!!!!!]
The Cave Spring girls continued their winning ways starting off the softball season with a 13-to-0 win over Pulaski County.
The Lady Knights scored first off this Jennifer Fleshman basehit. Carrie Heineman scores and it's 1-nothing Cave Spring.
Jenny Walters puts a little icing on the cake, driving in Dawn Williams and Lindsay Lowe. It's four to nothing Cave Spring in the bottom of the second.
[SUPER=34-Cave Spring/13/Pulaski Co./0;]
One reason the Lady Cougars couldn't get on the board was the pitching of Kerry Fairs. Fairs had nine strike outs and the Lady Knights win it 13 to zero.
Still to come tonight the weekly qualifying report from Bristol as Steve Mason checks in with Waltrip and Earnhardt,
and we check out the top 25 qualifiers, who are led by none other than Rusty Wallace.
[WIPE TO MOTION]
[wipe to chyron]
[SUPER=107-1. Rusty Wallace/124.275/2. Jeff Gordon//3. Terry Labonte//4. Mike Skinner//5. Jeff Burton;]
[SUPER=107-6. Dale Jarrett//7. Bobby Labonte//8. Johnny Benson//9. Mark Martin//10. Jeremy Mayfield;]
[SUPER=107-11. Greg Sacks//12. Morgan Shepherd//13. Kenny Wallace//14. Ken Schrader//15. Derrike Cope;]
[SUPER=107-16. Todd Bodine//17. Randy Lajoie//18. Geoff Bodine//19. Rick Mast//20. Brett Bodine;]
[SUPER=107-21. John Andretti//22. Jerry Nadeau//23. Kevin Lapage//24. Sterling Marlin//25. Hut Stricklin;]
[out cue...last driver.]
DW ended up 37th, Michael Waltrip was 30th Kyle Petty 31st, Earnhardt 42nd and Bill Elliott just 44th today.
Roanoke's Billy King fired a two over par round of 74 today during the opening round of the PGA senior tour's Southwestern Bell Open in San Antonio.
Mike McCullough is the leader at five under.[Generals-Video of Day]
[TAPE#=98-29 TC 6:11]
V-M-I welcomed back some of its most decorated graduates earlier today.
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]
About 40 Generals returned to the military academy at the first parade, aimed at reuniting and honoring all the generals who attended V-M-I.
[SOT 10.49.09 - 10.49.14]
[SOT 10.39.55 - 10.40.06]
[IN Q=General Bunting decided]
((COLONEL LEROY HAMMOND/EXEC. OFC. VMI: GENERAL BUNTING DECIDED HE WANTED TO HAVE A SERIES OF SEMINARS THAT BROUGHT THEM UP TO DATE ON WHAT HAS HAPPENED WITH THE INSTITUTE OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS.))
[OUT Q=the past several years.]
The parade was proceeded by a conference to bring alumni up to date on school issues--including the integration of women.
Alumni in attendance included retired General J.H. Binford Peay (Pay) the third who led the one hundred first Airborne Division during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Events will wrap up tomorrow.
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