29-year old Mack Allen Musgrove was one of two men who died after taking a potent dose of heroin.
Now his fiancee is speaking out
about his fight against drug addiction.
David Johnson has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Patty Ballard/Musgrove's Fiancee; :01]
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[SUPER=01-Linda Johnson/Ballard's Neighbor; :24]
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[IN Q=MACK WAS A]
((PATTY BALLARD/MUSGROVE'S FIANCEE; MACK WAS A VERY SWEET PERSON. HE HAD A BIG HEART. HE WAS A REAL GOOD FATHER.))
[OUT Q=REAL GOOD FATHER.]
Patty Ballard and her friend say Musgrove sometimes used drugs to escape his problems--but according to them, heroin was not his drug of choice.
[IN Q=I DEFINITELY DIDN'T]
((LINDA JOHNSON/BALLARD'S NEIGHBOR; I DEFINITELY DIDN'T KNOW HE HAD EVER DONE HEROIN. BUT I DID KNOW THAT HE HAD AN OCCASSIONAL PROBLEM WITH CRACK COCAINE.))
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[IN Q=HE DID DO]
((PATTY BALLARD/MUSGROVE'S FIANCEE; HE DID DO SOME BUT HE WOULD DO IT WHEN HE WOULD GET DEPRESSED OR SOMETHING. HE WOULD GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
[OUT Q=LIKE THAT.]
But, Ballard says Musgrove was gradually coming to grips with his problems and was trying to beat his drug habit.
[IN Q=HE HAD TROUBLE]
((PATTY BALLARD/MUSGROVE'S FIANCEE; HE HAD TROUBLE WITH IT WAY BEFORE I MET HIM AND HE WAS TRYING TO GET OFF IT. GET HIS LIFE TOGETHER AND DO WHAT WAS RIGHT FOR HIS LITTLE GIRL AND HE WAS DOING THAT.))
[OUT Q=WAS DOING THAT.]
Police discovered Musgrove's body in room 205 of the Budget Inn on Williamson Road.
He was the second of two men since October tenth, to die after taking the heroin.
The other victim-- 38-year old Charles Edward Roberts was found in a Northwest Roanoke home about a week ago. David Johnson, News 7.))
Ballard said she and Musgrove were planning to get married Christmas Eve.
A Roanoke woman who was shot in the chest yesterday is now in stable condition.
According to police a man walked up to Pamela Tinsley's car and asked her for money.
She said she didn't have any and he shot her in the chest.
There was another shooting in Roanoke early this morning.
Grover Price told police two people chased him and shot into his car at the 37 hundred block of Long Meadow Avenue.
He was hit in the chest. He's also listed in stable condition.
No arrests have been made in either shooting.
Federal Express could be grounded soon, its pilots are threatening to strike.
The 32-hundred pilots have never had a contract, but their leaders say negotiations on salary levels are moving too slow.
They're asking the membership to authorize a walkout.
[IN Q=our goal is]
((BYRON COBB/PILOT'S ASSOCIATION; OUR GOAL IS NOT TO STRIKE, OUR GOAL IS TO ACHIEVE A FAIR AND EQUITABLE CONTRACT FOR OUR MEMBERS, A CONTRACT THAT PUTS FED-EX PILOTS ON A PAR WITH OUR COUNTERPARTS AT THE OTHER MAJOR AIRLINES.))
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The pilots will vote between now and November 20th.
A strike, IF it comes, would hit at the beginning of the Christmas season, Fedex's busiest time of the year.
Hurricane warnings have gone out tonight covering over 800 miles of Mexican coastline.
Two hurricanes are lurking near the country's Pacific coast-- one moving slowly towards land, the other out to sea.
In the north there's Hurricane Madeline. And, in the south there's Hurricane Lester.
Lester is the largest--bringing with it winds of up to 100 miles per hour.
It veered off to the left yesterday and hit a popular tourist resort and is now moving towards the water.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Madeline is heading towards the Mexican coast--bringing winds of up to 80 miles per hour.
It's expected to bring as much as 10 inches of rain.
At least ten people are dead after flooding and storms in Texas.
Some areas were hit with a foot or more of rain overnight.
Chris Marrou has details.
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((RESIDENTS IN PARTS OF TEXAS ARE TRYING TO COPE WITH A WEEKEND OF WET AND
SAN ANTONIO, TX
IN SAN ANTONIO, TORRENTIAL RAINS CONTINUED TO POUND THE AREA.. TURNING
STREETS IN RAGING RIVERS AND SWEEPING AWAY HOMES AND BUSINESSES AS THEIR
OWNERS HELPLESSLY WATCHED.
SOT (REM 812/12:43:34) "this is my third flood. i went through the '52
flood, the '72 flood and this is by far the worst. we've have lost
everthing.. our homes, our business. thank goodness no lives."
TRACK: EMERGENCY CREWS WERE OUT AGAIN TRYING TO RESCUE STRANDED
MOTORISTS AND RESIDENTS FROM RISING FLOODWATERS. OFFICIALS HAVE CALLED
IN MORE NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS AND EQUIPMENT TO HELP WITH THE EFFORT.
TRACK: THE FLOODING HAS ALSO MADE SEVERAL MAJOR HIGHWAYS AND
SOT (REM 811/14:49:27) "it's kind of amazing. they closed down the
freeway over there. i remember the last time the water got pretty
high.. it didn't get over the top of the freeway though.. and when they
got over the top this time, i was really curious to see it."
TRACK: IN BROOKSHIRE, ABOUT 35 MILES WEST OF HOUSTON, A TORNADO TOUCHED
DOWN.. OVERTURNING SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES AND KILLING A MAN.
TRACK: IN HOUSTON, HEAVY RAINS AND POWERFUL WINDS UPROOTED TREES AND
LITTERED STREETS WITH DEBRIS.
SOT (REM 811/14:36:32) "my husband was walking out here and he could
see the rooflines. he could see the trees bending completely over and i
was walking out the back and could see the swirl. we just ran in and
underneath the stairs."
TRACK: OFFICIALS SAY MORE THAN TWO FEET OF RAIN FELL IN SOME AREAS OF
THE STATE.. ALEADY PROMPTING SEVERAL COUNTIES TO BEGIN ASKING FOR
EMERGENCY AID. CHRIS MARROU, FOR CBS NEWS, SAN ANTONIO.))
Still ahead--we'll take a look back at a fire that shut down an area government.
And, a group from Africa made a pit stop in Vinton during their international tour.
More when the news continues.
More layoffs hit the region's apparel industry.
And, a new factory will bring more jobs to Alleghany County.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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((This week on the Review, Southwest Virginia's embattled apparel industry suffers two more blows.
The first is in Floyd County, where Cross Creek Apparel is closing.
Once again, work is going to countries where the labor is cheaper.
And once again, lots of people are losing their jobs.
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((IT WAS DEVASTATING TO ALL OF US.))
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Cross Creek employs 160-people.
It closes in December.
More layoffs at Pluma.
The North Carolina-based athletic wear manufacturer is cutting 90-jobs company wide.
Pluma has several sewing facilities in Virginia, including Martinsville, Chatham and Rocky Mount.
The news is much better in Alleghany County.
A Massachusetts company is building a new factory there.
L-K-M industries will bring 125-new jobs to the Regional Commerce Center.
The factory will make parts for air conditioners.
In Roanoke County, the board of supervisors once again voted to rezone the corner of 419 and Brambleton, possibly clearing the way for a new Home Depot.
A citizens group is suing the county, trying to prevent supervisors from sealing the deal.
First Union had a strong third quarter.
The nation's sixth-largest bank watched earnings shoot up 35-percent.
Big green's year-to-date earnings are 25-percent higher than they were last year.
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On Wall Street, a little interest rate cut went a long way.
Both the Dow and the Nasdaq surged.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
A group in Roanoke is turning an old building into a new place for area children to hang out.
An old magazine publishing building in the 17-hundred block of 9th Street is being renovated for a "Boys and Girls Club of the Roanoke Valley".
Project officials say this site should be ready just before the holidays.
[IN Q=WE'RE GOING TO]
((FLOYD JOHNSON/FACILITY DIRECTOR; WE'RE GOING TO BE OPEN IN SOME FORM IN DECEMBER. PROBABLY EARLY TO MID-DECEMBER, WE'RE GOING TO BE OPERATING OUT OF THE FRONT PART OF THE BUILDING OR POSSIBLY IN AN OFF-SITE LOCATION. HOPEFULLY THIS BUILDING WILL BE READY FOR A COUPLE HUNDRED KIDS A DAY BY MARCH.))
[SUPER=01-Floyd Johnson/Facility Director;]
[OUT Q=BY MARCH.]
Johnson says the club will offer more than 60 activities at the site, including games, a computer lab, after-school tutoring and a fitness room.
Sunday morning hymns had an African flavor at a church in Vinton today.
The "African Children's Choir" paid a visit to the Vinton Baptist Church as part of their international tour.
The church pastor says maintaining ties with people in Africa is his congregation's way of "reaching around the world".
[IN Q=THROUGH MISSIONS]
((REV. CHRIS MONROE/VINTON BAPTIST CHURCH; THROUGH MISSIONS, WE EXPAND OUR AWARENESS OF CULTURES AND THE HAPPENINGS AND CURRENT EVENTS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THE OTHER COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Chris Monroe/Vinton Baptist Church;]
[OUT Q=AROUND THE WORLD.]
The group has traveled non-stop for the past 16 months, performing at four churches each week.
The Children's Choir will sing and dance at other Virginia churches before heading off to Atlanta.
Almost 19 years ago a fire temporarily shut down the Greene County government, forcing officials to declare a state of emergency.
David Seidel takes us back in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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[OUT Q=Seidel, News-7]
((It was just after ten in the morning when a gas line ruptured at a construction site near the Greene County Courthouse in Stannardsville.
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[IN Q=Somebody from]
((SOMEBODY FROM THE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY RAN INTO THE COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING AND ASKED EVERYONE TO GET OUT OF THE BUILDING. I AM SURE EVERYONE DID GET OUT AND JUST AS THEY GOT OUTSIDE THE BUILDING EXPLODED.))
[OUT Q=the building exploded]
The county office building was ripped apart and fire spread to the nearby courthouse.
Incredibly, no one was killed in the blast, though a dozen people were injured-- six of them seriously.
But the fire that gutted the courthouse destroyed most of the county records.
And all of the government offices were destroyed in the explosion, forcing county officials to declare a state of emergency and search out temporary space so the government could function again.
The rupture was later blamed on a backhoe working in the nearby construction area.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))
Still to come--if you like peppers, you could be doing more than lighting-up your taste buds..
you could be fighting a fatal disease as well.
We'll explain when the news continues.
Hot peppers may not only spice up your life they could prolong it as well.
Wendy Rigby explains.
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[SUPER=01-Ben Villalon/Jalapeno Developer; :36]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Luke Howard/Jalapeno Nutrition Researcher; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Rigby/Reporting; 1:29]
[OUT Q=WR, for CBS News.]
An automated pepper picker is gathering the fruits of a Jalapeno field
in Southwest Bear county.
During the past two decades, consumption of peppers has gone up five to
ten percent a year. And in 1991, Salsa replaced ketchup as the most
popular condiment in the country.
THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF THE PEPPER POD. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT TO
The popularity is no surprise to this man, Ben Villalon, who developed
the mild jalapeno back in 1978.
I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT THE WORD "MILD" TOOK THE FEAR OUT OF BITING INTO
THESE HOT THINGS. AND SO WHEN WE RELEASE A VARIETY AND WE LABEL IT
MILD, PEOPLE ARE MORE APT TO GO AFTER THIS TYPE AND USE IT IN THEIR
Nutritional scientists who can break down the fruit into it's chemicals
have found that peppers..of all kinds...are an important source of
anti-oxidents. Those are cancer fighting agents like Beta-Keratine, and
Vitamin C, A and E.
IT'S DEFINATELY ADVANTAGEOUS TO EAT THE PEPPERS FRESH BECAUSE THEY HAVE
THE HIGHEST LEVELS. AND THE FRUIT THAT HAVE THE HIGHEST COLORS, THE
YELLOW, ORANGE AND RED FRUIT ARE BETTER THAN THE GREEN FRUIT.
How you eat the peppers makes a difference. Fresh is the most
beneficial. And the hotter, the better the cancer fighter.
SO PEOPLE ARE EATING MORE PEPPERS..AND HOPEFULLY, WE'LL GET THEM TO EAT
The people who grow the peppers are responding to the health benefits
selecting new varieties based on their chemical content.
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The Minnesota Vikings are one of two undefeated teams in the N-F-L.
Randall Cunningham threw two touchdown passes as the Vikings beat the Redskins 41 to 7, Washington is 0 and 7.
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Norv Turner looking confident early in the game.
And the Skins score first. After a Viking turnover Terry Allen scores from the two yard line and Washington led 7 to nothing in the first quarter.
But the Vikings rallied. Cunningham goes to the air and hits Andrew Glover over the middle on the 11 yard touchdown pass and the game was tied at 7 to 7.
Then moments later the Vikings go to the running game Leroy Hord bulls up the middle from the one to make it 14 to 7 Vikings in the first quarter.
Cunningham would strike again before the half on this one yard bullet to Chris Carter capping a 94 yard drive and Mi
nnesota led 21 to 7.
The Vikings would add another score in the fourth
Cunningham on the pitch to Rober Smith who scores from 19 yards out and Minnesota wins it 41 to 7.
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[OUT Q=...GREAT FEELING."]
The Vikings are 6 and 0 and in first place in the Central division.
The Carolina Panthers are dropped to 0 and 6. Tampa Bay came from 13 points down to beat the Panthers 16 to 13.
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Steve Beuerlein getting ready for the action on the field.
And Carolina took the lead in the second quarter when place kicker John Kasay boots this 54 yard field goal to make the score 3 to nothing Panthers.
Carolina led 6 to 3 in the third then Beuerlein
hands off to Fred Lane who scores from the one and the Panthers took the 13 to 3 lead in the third quarter.
But Trent Dilfer rallied the Bucs. He goes to the
air and hits Karl Williams with just over a minute left in the game and the Bucs win the game 16 to 13.
Highlights from game two of the World Series and Jim Furyk wins the Las Vegas Invitational. More later on mornin'.
Jeff Jaeger booted a 29 yard field goal with 11 seconds left in the game and the Bears knock off the Cowboys 13 to 12.
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Bear coach Dave Wannstedt looks on from the sideline.
The Cowboys got two Richie Cunningham field goals in the second quarter this 28 yarder made it 6 to nothing Dallas.
But the Bears got on the scoreboard in the third
quarter when Eric Kramer hits Chris Penn on this 12 yard touchdown pass play and the Bears win it 13 to 12.
Jacksonville was knocked from the unbeatens yesterday Buffalo's Doug Flutie scoring on fourth and one with 13 seconds left in the game the Bills beat the Jaguars 17 to 16.
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Flutie warming up before the start of the game.
Jacksonville took the early lead when Tavian Banks scores on this one yard run to make it 7 to nothing in the first quarter.
The Bills come right back. Flutie goes to the air and hits Eric Moulds on the 12 yard pass and the game was tied at 7 to 7 in the second quarter.
Flutie led the Bills on a fourth quarter drive.
And he will score on the one yard run and the Bills beat the Jaguars by a score of 17 to 16.
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The Ravens were at Three Rivers taking on the Steelers.
Pittsburgh took the lead for good on the third play after the half, Kordellk Stewart hits Charles Johnson on a 55 yard touchdown pass and the Steelers win it 16 to 6.
Now, Here's the rest of the scores.
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And coming up, Jim Furyk wins the Las Vegas Invitational the Yankees and Padres squared off in game two of the World Series.
And Chicago Slugger Sammy Sosa visited the Dominican Republic neighborhood in New York this afternoon.
The New York Yankees have taken a 2 games to none lead on San Diego in the World Series.
The Yankees beat the Padres 9 to 3.
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Leading one to nothing in the first, Chili Davis hits a grounder up the middle scoring Paul O'Neil and the Yankees took the 2 to nothing lead.
New York would score 3 in the first then in the second Scott Brosius hits a grounder to left field scoring another run and the Yankees took the 3 to nothing lead in the bottom of the first.
The Yankees added two more in the second Bernie
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Williams takes this pitch over the left centerfield wall for a two run homer to make it 6 to nothing and New York wins it 9 to 3.
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Meantime, The Dominican communty opened its arms and hearts for their adopted son, Sammy Sosa.
The Chicago Cub slugger spent the afternoon in New York's Washington Heights shaking hands and signing autographs.
After a breakfast and hurricane relief fund raiser Sosa received an award honoring him as the "Best Latin Ball Player ever.
Roanoke's Billy King tied for 57-th yesterday in the Senior Tour's Gold rush Classic.
King shot a final round 73 for a total of 220.
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The P-G-A tour was in Las Vegas for the Invitational.
Jim Furyk shot a final round 4 under par 68 giving him a total of 335 25 under par and a one stroke win over Mark Calcavecchi, who closed with a 66.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
They're season ended a month ago but members of the Roanoke Wrath Soccer team were back on the field this afternoon at the Rivers Edge Sports Complex.
Roanoke's professional soccer players are ensuring the future of the game by teaching it to area children.
The Wrath sponsored a free clinic this evening for teams playing in the Roanoke Parks and Recreation league.
From four to six this afternoon players ages six to nine learned skills from Roanoke's finest soccer players.
The Wrath worked with the older children until eight tonight.
Each session offered PARENTS a crash course on rules as well.
Wrath coach Bob Bigney says they plan to offer more camps in the spring.
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In the National Hockey league, Charles Osgood had 34 saves and Brendan shanahan scores his fifth goal of the season as Detroit beat Calgary 2 to nothing.
Lets check the rest of the N-H-L scores.
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Some people rely on ground-hogs to predict part of the winter season ... while others in North Carolina rely on worms.
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Contestants lined up at the 21st annual Woolly Worm Festival--cheering and using all kinds of tactics to coax the tiny creatures to climb a thin rope.
Hundreds of worms competed for top honors.
The winner was Trevor Stanley's Staley's Comet".
The worm's stripes were then read to make the official winter weather forecast which called for below normal temperatures, and weeks of snow.
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