Next on News 7 - Mandatory water conservation looms in the near future for Roanoke.
And he said he shouldn't be held accountable for murdering his wife, because he was sleepwalking.
Did a jury buy it?
Scattered showers, but nothing heavy on the radar right now. I'll be up with you complete forecast momentarily.
In medical news -- doctors unveil a new procedure called laser light mammography.
And a new report reveals the laziest city in the nation is right here in Southwest Virginia.
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[IN Q=We the jury]
((JURY FOREWOMAN: WE THE JURY DULY EMPANELED AND SWORN IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION DO FIND THE DEFENDANT GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE. ))
[OUT Q=murder in the first degree.]
He said he was sleepwalking when he murdered his wife.
But the jury didn't buy it.
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Scott (Fa-LAY-ter) Falater said he could NOT be held responsible for stabbing his wife, dragging her to the family pool and holding her under water.
Today, a jury in Phoenix, Arizona disagreed.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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[IN Q=It was]
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ; :01]
[SUPER=01-Scott Falater/Convicted Murderer; :41]
[SUPER=01-Theresa Beaubien/Juror; 1:02]
[super=01-Michael Riley/Juror; 1:12]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles.]
IT WAS A MURDER TRIAL WITH A BIZARRE DEFENSE. AND THIS MORNING THE
ACCUSED SHOWED NO EMOTION AS HE HEARD HIS FATE.
VOICE OF COURT CLERK, "we the jury find the defendant guilty of
first degree murder_"
SCOTT FALATER STABBED HIS WIFE YORMILA 44 TIMES_ THEN DROWNED HER IN THE
FAMILY SWIMMING POOL_
HE NEVER DENIED COMMITTING THE CRIME_
BUT HE CLAIMS HE WAS SLEEPWALKING, AND DOESN'T REMEMBER A THING.
DURING THE TRIAL FALATER SHOWED SOME EMOTION_ BUT COURTROOM OBSERVERS
INCLUDING THE JURY THOUGHT HE SEEMED TOO DETACHED.
ONCE, WHEN A JUROR ASKED HIM IF FELT RESPONSIBLE, THIS WAS HIS ANSWER.
-SOT-SCOTT FALATER, DEFENDANT
personally this is something that will haunt me forever. I don't know if
I will ever get G over that."
DESPITE TESTIMONY FROM DEFENSE SLEEP EXPERTS, IN THE END THE JURORS JUST
DIDN'T BUY THE SLEEPWALKING DEFENSE.
-SOT-THERESA BEAUBIEN, JUROR
I cannot swallow that he was sleepwalking while he grabbed her
hands and drug her to the pool, and then swung her feet around, pushed
her in and held her head down."
-SOT- MICHAEL RILEY, JUROR
"if you're going to use sleepwalking as a defense you better have a
THE JURORS HAD AN OPTION FOR SECOND DEGREE MURDER. NOW PROSECUTORS WILL
LIKELY SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY.
MANUEL GALLEGUS CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))
New information on alleged Serial Killer Rafael Rasendez Ramirez.
The FBI has confirmed that the suspected railroad killer was in the custody of the Immigration and Naturalization service on June first- that's just days before he allegedy killed four people in two states.
The FBI offered no information on the circumstances of his detainment by the INS-
Rasendez Ramirez is wanted in connection with eight murders in three states.
Danville authorities say arson MAY have been the cause of a late-night house fire.
The blaze gutted this house on Westmore Drive last night.
The couple that lived there was unharmed.
The Danville fire chief says the flames started in a pile of clothes in the basement.
Police questioned a man in connection with the blaze last night.
It was an impressive display of union strength in a right-to-work state.
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[IN Q=We want]
((WE WANT A CONTRACT...WHAT DO WE WANT?))
[OUT Q=we want?]
Several hundred striking steelworkers protested in Richmond today.
They represent 92-hundred workers who've been on strike for 12 weeks.
The occasion was the annual shareholder's meeting of Newport News Shipbuilding-- Virginia's second largest private employer.
[IN Q=What we're]
((BILL FRICKS/NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING CEO: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO OBVIOUSLY SAY IS UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU WANT. UNDERSTAND WHAT WE CAN PAY AND STILL HAVE JOBS. AND THEREIN, WE'VE GOT TO NARROW THIS GAP.))
((LEO GERARD/UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA: HE CAUGHT HIMSELF IN HIS OWN WORDS. HE TALKED ABOUT THE TREMENDOUS INCREASE IN STOCKHOLDER VALUE. HE TALKED ABOUT THE TREMENDOUS INCREASE IN BUSINESS. HE TALKED ABOUT THE TREMENDOUS INCREASE IN EARNINGS. WHAT HE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT WAS ANY INCREASE FOR WORKERS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Fricks/Newport News Shipbuilding CEO; :00]
[SUPER=01-Leo Gerard/United Steelworkers of America; :11]
[OUT Q=for workers.]
The company says the workers make the second highest shipyard salaries of the nation's six ship building companies.
The union says the company's paying less than Connecticut's Electric Boat, because it believes it can exploit southern labor.
Without some major rain, Roanokers will probably face mandatory water restrictions early next month.
Joe Dashiell is in Southwest Roanoke tonight, with more details on what city residents can expect.
Jean, the rainfall we've seen today is welcome, but hardly any help for the city's problem.
If the water level at Carvins Cove continues to drop at the current rate, we're about ten days away from mandatory restrictions.
[IN Q=The fisherman was wearing]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove; :00]
[SUPER=01-Russell Walters/Carvins Cove Visitor; :11]
[SUPER=01-Kit Kiser/Utilities Director; :42]
[OUT Q=please conserve.]
((The fisherman was wearing a raincoat at Carvins Cove... but a misty afternoon added little moisture to the city's primary reservoir.
Russell Walters brought a camera to document the dry conditions.
[IN Q=I didn't actually think it would be]
[OUT Q=walk out that far.]
Once the water level falls to 24 feet below the spillway, city council has authorized mandatory restrictions on non-essential uses of water... including washing cars, watering lawns, filling swimming pools, even serving water in restaurants... except on request.
And city officials are hoping that every resident will take the situation seriously.
[IN Q=It's difficult for a person to look out]
[OUT Q=please conserve.]))
Once the water level at Carvins Cove falls to 30 feet below the spillway... the city's conservation program takes on a more urgent tone.
Jean We'll have more on the enforcement of these requirements tonight on News 7 at Six.
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From foreign affairs in Kosovo to issues on the homefront - Bill Clinton turns his attention to domestic matters.
Details, when we return.
Plus a reunion in Lynchburg - it's the result of a program that provides young women with alternatives to abortion.
Coming up on Health Check, the American Medical Association changes its mind about when - and how often - women should get mammograms.
And rock-and-roll's legendary Slow-Hand brings in the big bucks for charity.
With 18 months left in office, President Clinton says he's no lame duck.
Just moments ago the President outlined an agenda- which includes a patients bill of rights- and beefing up Medicare.
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[IN Q=On Tuesday]
((ON TUESDAY I WILL PROPOSE A DETAILED PLAN TO MODERNIZE MEDICARE, CUTTING COSTS, IMPROVING SERVICE AND HELPING SENIOR CITIZENS WITH THEIR GREATES GROWING NEED- AFFORDABLE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.))
[OUT Q=prescription drugs.]
The President says Congress should focus on issues where both Democrats and Republicans agree- such as campaign finance reform and increasing the minimum wage.
U-S Marines have come under fire again in Kosovo-
A Marine patrol came under fire in the town where U-S troops are headquartered-
The Marines returned fire killing one person.
Meanwhile the crowds line up at the Kosovo border- refugees wait to return home.
In some areas refugees are greeted by the Army-
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[IN Q=See it]
((SEE IT EVERYDAY, EVERYDAY. THEY COME IN WAVES.))
[SUPER=01-Albert Arroyo/U.S. Army; 00-03!]
[OUT Q=come in waves.]
But for most- both Albanians and Serbs- the return is not easy. Many are finding their homes burned out-
And with tensions high-no one is sure troops can provide protection.
It may be the largest family reunion Lynchburg has ever seen-- and none of the participants are even related.
Hundreds of families are expected this weekend at the first "adoption reunion" for the Liberty Godparent Home.
The Christian- based organization has been taking in unwed pregnant girls since 1982 and providing them with an alternative to abortion.
Carolyn Younger adopted two children from the Godparent Home. She's looking forward to meeting other families like hers.
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[IN Q=Because I]
((CAROLYN YOUNG/ADOPTIVE MOTHER: BECAUSE I WANTED MY CHILDREN TO MEET OTHER CHILDREN THAT WERE JUST LIKE THEY WERE, SO THEY CAN DEVELOP A FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER CHILDREN THAT THEY CAN RELATE TO.))
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Young/Adoptive Mother]
[OUT Q=can relate to.]
The reunion runs through Sunday.
Still ahead - Patrick Evans has your Friday forecast.
and it's candy with a creative flair.
Some of the tastiest, and most imaginative sweet treats available are being tried out in Chicago this week.
Stay with us.
Americans spend 22-billion dollars a year on candy.
So the pressure's on for candy makers big and small to spice up their goods with a little creativity.
Some of the latest inventions are on display this week in the Windy City.
Herb Weisbaum (wice-balm) reports.
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[IN Q=It's called]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Herb Weisbaum/Reporting; HAS STAND-UP]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Chicago.]
(((NATSOC) It's called the All Candy Expo... and this is one trade show
really lives up to it's name... with sweet treats of every kind on
display. We found Gummi Pizza... a fun new Star Wars lollipop... and
this stuff... Extra Sour Galaxy Goo... and I do mean SOUR!
(NATSOC- girls try and make a face)
For kids who'd rather have some sweet with their sour... there's the
(NATSOC- presenter explains)
Kids love to stamp... and with these new Candy Stampers... there's an
extra bonus. When you're done you eat it because the whole thing is
candy! (NATSOC ? )
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SUPER: Herb Weisbaum/CBS NEWS
Inter-active candy is the hot thing right now. Get a PEZ from Jar Jar
Binks. Or watch this guy juggle a Hershey's kiss. And how's this for a
simple and silly new way to get a piece of licorice.
(NATSOC: this is the Twizzler Giggler)
Here's one that's still a prototype... the Tootsie Roll Factory. Just
push the button and watch the factory crank them out. (NATSOC)
When it comes to candy dispensers... this is top-of-the-line... the new
"M & M's Millennium 2000 Power." It'll sell for around $30 when it hits
the market this fall. Now go and brush your teeth! At the All Candy Expo
in Chicago... Herb Weisbaum CBS News, Chicago.))
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Coming up in sports - we'll meet the Michael Jordan of the Roanoke Valley Horse Show.
And next on health check -- A local city is one of the biggest buyers of weight loss products.
Plus -- a new way to detect breast cancer -- it takes the pain out of the procedure.
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[IN Q=This is the]
((DEBBIE BLICK/BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR: THIS IS THE MOST EXCITING THING I'VE HEARD ABOUT IN BREAST CANCER RESEARCH.))
It may be hot in Southside, but a new study says people there aren't working up enough of a sweat.
Marya Jones has the details on the study that places Danville last in the nation for physical fitness.
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[IN Q=There are always plenty]
[SUPER=01-Dave Snyder/Danville YMCA Director; :35]
[SUPER=01-Jayme Wright/Danville Regional Medical Ctr. RN; :54]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Gary Miller/Danville Cardiologist; 1:25]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Danville.]
(( There are always plenty of excuses not to exercise.
[SOT 1:29:46 - :50 - YMCA]
((THERE'S JUST NOTHING TO DO. JUST NOT A LOT OF ACTIVITIES.))
[SOT 1:20:13 - :16 EXERCISE]
((I NEVER HAD TIME AND I NEVER TRIED TO MAKE TIME.))
Danville residents just seem to have more of them.
[SOT 1:29:11 - 1:29:13]
((BAD MARRIAGE. JUST GOT IN A RUT.))
That's confirmed in a study out this month by a private research firm and published in the Wall Street Journal.
It says that when it comes to physical activity, Danville residents are last in the nation to dive in.
That's no surprise to health club operators who say the exercise business here is slow-paced.
[1:23:25 - :35 YMCA]
((DAVE SNYDER/DANVILLE YMCA DIRECTOR: WE THINK A LOT OF IT IS AN ATTITUDE PROBLEM AND I CAN UNDERSTAND. THEY WORK HARD IN A HOT, DUSTY MILL MOST OF THE DAY AND WHEN THEY'RE DONE, THEY WANT TO GO HOME AND RELAX. ))
[elderly patients at DRMC]
But it's a problem with more far-reaching effects.
Danville ALSO has the highest rate of heart disease related to lack of exercise in Virginia.
[SOT 1:08:21 - :30]
((JAYME WRIGHT/DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER RN: 25 PERCENT OF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT GO TO DUKE FOR BYPASS OR ANGIOPLASTY ARE COMING FROM DANVILLE. AND THAT'S A LOT. ))
Rose Love was one of those people.
She had triple bypass surgery in January.
[SOT 1:19:40 - :42]
((ROSE LOVE: I NEVER DID EXERT MYSELF.))
Now, she exercises three times a week, as recommended by the American Heart Association.
[SOT 1:34:28 - :38 - YMCA]
((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: THE STUDY ALSO SAYS THAT DANVILLE RESIDENTS ARE THE BIGGEST CONSUMERS OF DIET SHAKES AND BARS. DOCTORS SAY THAT COULD MEAN THAT RESIDENTS ARE SUBSTITUTING THESE FOR EXERCISE.))
[SOT 1:23:45 - :50]
((DR. GARY MILLER/DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER CARDIOLOGIST: IF THEY JUST GET OUT AND WALK, A GOOD BRISK WALK IS AS GOOD FOR YOU AS IT IS RUNNING.))
[shots of people on treadmill]
Doctors and residents agree that the pace of life is a little slower here.
[tight shot of legs walking on treadmill]
Doctors say one way to speed it up is to take the first steps to a regular exercise program. MJN7, Danville.))
The American Medical Association has changed its advice again regarding mammograms for middle-aged women.
The AMA is now recommending that women get yearly mammograms starting at age 40.
Previously the association suggested women in their forties get mammograms every one to two years.
The AMA says the change comes in light of new studies that show the benefit of annual screenings for younger women.
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A new FDA clinical study is underway that could make getting mammograms a less daunting experience for women.
[SUPER=03-East Meadow, NY]
A Long Island hospital is experimenting with laser mammography... It uses laser light instead of X-rays to produce cross sectional images of the breast.
Researchers hope it can detect tumors that X-rays won't spot.
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[IN Q=I have]
((GERI BERASH: I HAVE SUCH CONFIDENCE IN THIS MACHINE... I'M GONNA GO THROUGH THIS STUDY.))
[SUPER=01-Geri Berash/One in 9 Coalition]
[OUT Q=through this study.]
The laser mammography involves a woman lying down on a machine - so it doesn't require that a technician touch the breasts.
Another plus: It's easy and pain-free.
Good afternoon folks and welcome to your end of the work week two minute sports ticker.
If you're looking for qualifying results from the Winston Cup ranks you'll have to wait until 11 tonight. The drivers are at Sears Point on the road course in Sonoma, California this week. Bobby Labonte, Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin were the fastest in practice. Qualifying is just underway at this hour. I'll have an update for you tonight at 6.
The Roanoke Valley Horse show is winding down in Salem, and many riders are licking thier chops in anticipation of tomorrow night's Grand Prix.
Mary Ann Charles of Southern Pines, North Carolina was working a horse this morning at one of the outside rings at the Salem Civic Center.
But "Bombay" will not compete in the Grand Prix. If you look closely you'll notice that "Bombay" performs just like Michael Jordan with his tongue is hanging out and wagging.
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[IN Q="Ever since...]
[SUPER=01-Mary Ann Charles/Veteran Rider; :]
[OUT Q=....until last year."]
Charles will compete in the grand prix riding Tangeruie. She will join at least 20 other riders including two time defending champ Aaron Vale in the 50-thousand dollar event.
[IN Q="It's a show...]
[SUPER=01-Bill Munford/Horse Show Manager; :]
[OUT Q=..pretty high jump."]
We'll have more on the Grand Prix coming up on News 7 at six.
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The Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics is home to a national champion.
The girls just returned from the U-S-A-I-G-C National Championships, in Florida.
Kelsey Largen won first place on the bars in the Level Four competition.
Laren Sisler placed third on the bars and floor exercise and fourth on the beam in the Level 10 -Open division.
Nancy Barr made the finals in Level Seven and Amanda Heptinstall and Jenna Watson reached the finals among the Level nines.
As a team the Level Fours placed third in the nation and the level nines placed sixth.
And just a reminder the Avalanche is back home tonight and will be sharing the Salem Civic Center parking lot with Horse Show fans.
If you want to attend either event arrive early and there will be shuttle buses running from the G-E parking lot.
See you at six.[5-Clapton-Auction]
"Layla" was lady luck for rock legend Eric Clapton...
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Clapton's "Brownie" guitar, which was used to create the hit "Layla", drew an auction record Thursday when it sold for 450-thousand dollars.
The auction price of the 19-56 instrument is three times the amount anyone has ever paid for a guitar.
Some 100 guitars were sold at the Christie's auction for over 5 Million Dollars.
Proceeds from the auction go to Clapton's Crossroads Centre, which treats patients for drug and alcohol addiction.