Coming up on News 7 at Six...
Friends of one of the men killed in Roanoke by a bad batch of heroin say he was trying to get his life back together.
And Roanoke will have a new Boys and Girls Club by the holidays.
In Sports, The Redskins and Panthers lose again the Roanoke Wrath holds a soccer camp at the Rivers Edge.
And Jeff Gordon has moved even closer to his second straight Winston Cup points championship.
It's time for the current batch of Indian Summer to end.
A few sprinkles in West Virginia tonight signal a changing forecast.
Details coming up.
The fiancee of a man who died after taking a bad batch of heroin in Roanoke, is speaking out about his life and sudden death.
David Johnson joins us now from our newsroom with more.
Eric, 29-year old Mark Allen Musgrove was one of two men who died after taking the bad heroin.
His fiancee says he had been fighting his addiction to drugs--and was coming closer to leading a clean life.
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((PATTY BALLARD/MUSGROVE'S FIANCEE; MACK WAS A VERY SWEET PERSON. HE HAD A BIG HEART. HE WAS A REAL GOOD FATHER.))
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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.
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((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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((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.))
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But, Ballard says Musgrove was gradually coming to grips with his problems and was trying to beat his drug habit.
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((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.))
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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.))
And one final note Eric--Ballard says she and Musgrove were planning to get married Christmas Eve.
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A Roanoke woman is in stable condition after being shot in the chest yesterday.
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.
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The "Delinquent Dozen" list has one less name.
This after officials brought a fugitive back to the Commonwealth yesterday-- seeking justice.
Laurence Erwin Judd is on the list of the biggest deadbeat parents in Virginia.
He owes his children more than 150-thousand dollars in child support payments.
Local law enforcement officials say his arrest is a warning to other parents who don't pay up.
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((NATHANIEL YOUNG/DIV. OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT: IT'S TO SEND A SIGNAL TO THE NON-CUSTODIAL PARENTS IN VIRGINIA THAT SAYS NO MATTER HOW FAR YOU GO AND HOW HARD YOU TRY TO EVADE US, NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY NOT TO PAY YOUR CHILD SUPPORT WE WILL GO TO ANY LENGTH, WE WILL GO ANY DISTANCE TO BRING YOU BACK.))
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Judd was arrested October ninth in Las Vegas after credit reporting agencies helped officials track him down at his Nevada home.
He faces charges of contempt of court for failure to pay child support and child neglect.
An old Roanoke community is getting a new look thanks to the Northwest Neighborhood Environmental Organization.
Since 1980, the organization has worked with residents to revitalize and re-claim old Northwest communities that were once littered with crime and crumbling houses.
Yesterday the group held an open-house--giving people a chance to tour the homes they've built in the Loudoun community.
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((JOHN EDWARDS/VA. STATE SENATOR; THEY ARE MIRACLE WORKERS, WORKING WITH A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AND A LOT OF VOLUNTEERS. PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN LEADERS IN THIS COMMUNITY HAVE REALLY TURNED THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AROUND. THE HOUSING STOCK HAS INCREASED DRAMATICALLY, THE CRIME RATE HAS GONE DOWN. THEY HAVE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN PARKS NOW.))
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The group's founder says taking back the neighborhood was a slow, planned process.
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((FLORINE THORNHILL/NNEO FOUNDER; WE FELT LIKE TAKING A BLOCK AT A TIME AND NOT TAKING SUCH A BIG AREA. WHEN YOU TAKE SUCH A BIG AREA AND JUST HIT IT HERE AND THERE, YOU DON'T SEE ANYTHING BEING DONE. YOU TAKE A LITTLE PART AT A TIME AND THEN YOU KEEP REACHING OUT.))
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[OUT Q=KEEP REACHING OUT.]
Thornhill was one of two women recognized by President Clinton in 1994 for establishing the organization.
The group's next project will be renovating 10 homes and building 10 more in the Loudon community.
Eventually organizers plan to name the finished project "Thornhill Place" in honor of the group's founder.
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Still to come--the Boys and Girls Club prepares to open yet another facility for children in Roanoke.
And, we'll meet a doctor who offers his medical services free to those most in need.
That's coming up when the news continues--first let's check in with Andrew Freiden in the weather center.
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More bad news this week for textile workers, who face yet another wave of layoffs.
But good news in the Highlands, where new jobs are on the way.
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.))
Children in Southeast Roanoke will soon have a new place 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.
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((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.))
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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.
A Danville doctor is using his expertise and connections to provide the poor with free medical care.
Christy Hubley tells us more about Doctor Mar Escario (es-CAR-ee-oh) in this week's Virginia Profiles.
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((Doctor Mar Escario flips through a photo album of his latest trip to the Philippines-- wishing he could do more to help the people in these pictures.
He and his wife-- both born in the Philippines-- started organizing medical missions there five years ago.
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((WE CHOOSE TO GO IN AN AREA IN THE PHILIPPINES CALLED DELEGATE AND SABU.))
((AND WE CHOOSE THIS AREA BECAUSE IT HAD A HOSPITAL IN IT. IT WAS AN EMERGENCY HOSPITAL RUN BY THE NUNS.))
((THE HOSPITAL HAD ENOUGH EQUIPMENT SO THAT WE CAN DO SURGERY.))
[OUT Q=we can do surgery.]
The anesthesiologist recruits other doctors to go with him on his trips.
On the last medical mission, the team of surgeons performed 100-operations in one week.
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((THE TYPE OF SURGERY THAT WE DO DEPENDS ON WHAT TYPE OF SURGEONS COME WITH US. THE FIRST TIME WE WENT THERE WE HAD AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST SO WE DID CATARACT OPERATIONS.))
[OUT Q=we did cataract operations.]
Volunteers on these medical missions pay their own way.
Supplies are donated or paid for out of pocket by Doctor Escario.
Patients don't pay a cent for treatment-- they can't afford to pay anyway.
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((AND THAT'S ACTUALLY THE BEST KIND OF GIVING IS THAT WHEN YOU GIVE YOU DON'T EXPECT TO BE PAID BACK. LAUGH.))
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Doctor Escario plans another medical mission to the Philippines in December.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
Coming up next--peppers are not just good for spicing up your food..
They may also help you ward-off a life-threatening disease..
We'll have more when the news continues.
Next time you eat some peppers, if they seem too hot--you should be happy.
They may be helping you to fight cancer.
Wendy Rigby explains.
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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.
And coming up, Doug Flutie gets the start as the Bills upset the Jaguars the Panthers continue their skid.
And the Minnesota Vikings hand the Washington Redskins their seventh straight loss.
The Washington Redskins have dropped to 0 and 7.
Minnesota's Randall Cunningham threw for a couple of touchdowns as the Vikings beat the Skins 41 to 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.
The Carolina Panthers let one slip away today as Tampa Bay came from behind 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.
Doug Flutie gets the start at quarterback for the Buffalo today and the Bills hand Jacksonville its first loss of the season.
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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.
The Steelers, Saints, Giants and Oilers also win today here's a look at this aftenoon's N-F-L scores.
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The Virginia Cavaliers dropped from the top 10 in the Associated Press College Football poll.
Yesterday's 41 to 38 loss to Georgia Tech dropped the Cavaliers to the 16-th position. Virginia plays N.C. State at home on Saturday. The Cavaliers are 5 and 1.
Meantime, Virginia Tech's 28 to 24 loss to Temple dropped the Hokies 9 spots to the 23-rd spot. Tech is 5 and 1 heading to this Saturday's game in Birmingham against U-A-B.
Jeff Gordon is even closer to winning the Winston Cup Points Championship.
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Last night in Daytona, Gordon took the checkered flag winning the Pepsi 400. That combined with Mark Martin's 16-th place finish Gordon added 70 points to his series lead. He is now 358 points ahead of Martin with 3 races remaining.
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Gordon needs to finish 37-th or better in the last three races to clinch his second straight drive title.
The Wrath's soccer season may have ended months ago, but for many members of the team the off season is all about the game as well.
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 will be working 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.
Game two of the World Series is set for tonight in the "Big Apple."
Last night, Chuck Knoblauch homered and Tino Martinez hit a grand slam as the Yankees beat the Padres 9 to 6 to take a one game lead in the Series.
The Yankees will start Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez on the mound tonight and Andy Ashby will get the start for the Padres.
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