Timothy McVeigh spends his final hours in isolation... a short distance from the death chamber.
A Montgomery County community prepares to honor its veterans with a memorial.
Flooding is blamed for at least 15 deaths in Texas.
And, some feathered friends find new homes in the Roanoke Valley.
News 7 is next.
Timothy McVeigh will die by lethal injection in less than 12- hours.
But the Supreme Court says there will be no videotape of the execution.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
The Justice Department asked the high court to deny the request saying it would sensationalize the execution.
McVeigh, meanwhile, spent his last day in a nine by 14- foot cell-- only a short walk from the chamber where he'll die by lethal injection tomorrow morning.
His attorneys say he's calm and has been writing letters to friends.
Gretchen Carlson joins us live from Terre Haute, Indiana where victims, their families and death penalty opponents are beginning to assemble.
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[SUPER=03-Terre Haute, IN]
[SUPER=01-Robert Nigh/McVeigh Attorney]
[SUPER=01-Lou Michel/Co-Author - American Terrorist]
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((LOCATOR: Terre Haute, Indiana
NAT - no more killing, no more murder!
A march marking the impending death of Timothy McVeigh moved through the
streets of Terre Haute Sunday night as Timothy McVeigh moved closer to
death inside prison walls. His last hours are being spent in a 9 by 14
isolation cell in what's known as the death house -- under constant
watch by a guard. He's been writing goodbye letters to friends and
meeting with two of his attorneys.
(SOT - 16:52:22) Robert Nigh - McVeigh Attorney
He does feel for people. He is sorry for suffering. But then this is
not to say he thinks he is wrong.
Those feelings were documented in the Sunday edition of McVeighs
hometown newspaper in Buffalo, New York. McVeigh sent letters to the
two authors he confessed to in the recent book, American Terrorist --
this time expressing some remorse for the bombing. Co-Author Lou Michel
will witness the execution and speculates on McVeighs final words.
(SOT - 14:45:27) Lou Michel - Co-Author American Terrorist
I hope he issues an apology. I hope hes remorseful. I think that will
go a long way with the people of Oklahoma City and the American public.
McVeigh will be allowed to speak any final words once hes strapped to
the gurney in the execution room. IVs will already be in his arms -
and at 7am local time, the drapes will open to the viewing rooms. Then,
the lethal chemicals will begin to flow.
(STAND-UP CLOSE) Gretchen Carlson Reporting
It will take somewhere between 8 and 12 minutes for McVeigh to actually
die witnesses will then come out to the media and report what they saw
as one of the darkest chapters in American history comes to a close.
Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, Terre Haute, Indiana.
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With the dedication of the D-Day memorial in Bedford behind us, two small communities are honoring their war heroes.
The Toms Creek and Sunnyside communities in Montgomery County have joined together to build their own memorial.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Archie Montgomery/Monument Organizer;:13]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Graham/Vietnam Veteran;:34]
[SUPER=01-Nina Montgomery/Monument Organizer;:57]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Long/World War II Veteran;1:13]
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((The narrow road leading into Toms Creek takes you to a quiet community with fewer than 3-hundred people. Close to a fourth of the population are veterans.
((ARCHIE MONTGOMERY: WE FOUND WE HAD IN THE MIDDLE 50 VETERANS FOR WORLD WAR TWO AND WE THOUGHT THAT WAS KIND OF UNIQUE.))
While Montgomery researched the community's large veteran population he found there were nearly a dozen veterans from the Korean and Vietnam wars. Vietnam Veteran Jimmy Graham remembers his family telling stories about World War two.
((JIMMY GRAHAM: WHEN I GREW UP THEY WERE MY HEROES, MY FATHER, MY UNCLES, MY NEIGHBORS THEY WERE THE HEROES AND SET THE EXAMPLE FOR ME.))
So the idea for a monument came along. A plot of land was donated next to the old one-room school house which now is the community church. To raise money Nina Montgomery mailed letters to residents about the monument, held bake sales, and placed collection jars in nearby stores.
((NINA MONTGOMERY: THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN REALLY OVERWHELMING I THINK.))
Nearly 8-thousand dollars has been raised to pay for the 10-thousand dollar monument.
World War two veteran Ralph Long's health is keeping him visiting Bedford's D-Day memorial, but he says this is just as grand.
((RALPH LONG: I THINK IT WILL BE WONDERFUL WHILE WE'RE ALL LIVING I'D LIKE TO SEE IT BEFORE I GO.))
Within the next few months the community hopes to have the monument in place so the veterans who are left can enjoy what will be known as Veterans Memorial Park. It will be a place honoring veterans from every war, in a small community so far, unrecognized for its sacrifice. Kate Weidaw News7 Montgomery County.))
Democratic hopefuls are in the final hours of their push to win the nomination for Attorney General.
While campaigning in Danville today, Delegate Whitt Clement urged a handful of followers to get out and vote in Tuesday's Democratic primary.
Clement says support from Southside voters is critical in his run for Attorney General.
Turnout for the primary is expected to be very low.
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((WHITT CLEMENT/(D) CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL;IT IS GOING TO BE A LOW TURNOUT. A BIG CHALLENGE FOR ALL THE CANDIDATES IS EDUCATING THE VOTERS AND LETTING THEM KNOW THERE ACTUALLY IS A PRIMARY ON TUESDAY. MOST OF US WOULD BE WILLING TO TAKE OUR CHANCES IF WE COULD GET PEOPLE TO GO OUT AND VOTE.))
[OUT Q=to go out and vote.]
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Senator John Edwards is also seeking the Democratic nomination and spent the day campaigning in Northern Virginia.
Two other democratic candidates are also running.
They are Sylvia (CLOO-tee) Clute and Don McEachin.
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President Bush is preparing for his first trip to Europe since taking office.
But Bush's upcoming visit to Spain is being marked by protests.
Some in Europe fear the Administration's plans for a missile defense system could touch off a new international arms race.
Today-- approximately three thousand people gathered in downtown Madrid to protest Bush's visit.
Bush is scheduled to arrive in Madrid on Tuesday.
The six-day, five-nation tour will put the president face to face with European leaders critical of his policies on missile defense, trade and the environment.
Torrential rains which have inundated southeast Texas have left at least 16- people dead.
Meanwhile, National Guard troops are still at work rescuing people from homes surrounded by water on Houston's east side.
Terisa Estacio reports.
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[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:02]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Houston.]
This is what Monday morning rush hour could look like in water logged
"Traffic is pretty much a nightmare, and it's going to be for a awhile."
Six days of rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Allison have left
southeastern Texas in a shambles.
The Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm has turned highways to
rivers, hospitals into islands and forced the evacuation of 15 thousand
This group of people being rescued by the National Guard needed extra
help in getting to safety.
(NATS "I want babies in this boat now!")
Houston's Mayor says at least a billion dollars in damage has been done
by the storm.
Thousands of businesses have been lost. Continental Airlines, which
cancelled a thousand flights at its Houston hub, is just now getting
back to normal.
President Bush has declared 28 counties a disaster area.
And its just not Texas, Allison has slammed Louisiana hard too.
In Baton Rouge, it was more of the same.
Flooded homes, and lost dreams.
Coming up, hockey is over, now the N-B-A finals take center stage...
and could Jeff Gordon race to two wins in a row? Roy Stanley will join us with highlights from the day in sports coming up in just a few minutes.
An accident snarled traffic on Interstate 81 this morning...
An S-U-V in the northbound lanes went off the road and flipped near the 137 exit in Salem around nine o'clock.
State Police closed one lane of the interstate while the accident was cleaned up.
No word on any injuries.
A 23-year-old Botetourt County man has died following an accident near Clifton Forge.
State police say Jammie Curt Fridley was driving east on Interstate 64 late Friday night when his car went off the side of the road.
Authorities say Fridley and his passenger were both ejected from the car.
Bedford found itself in the national spotlight last week with the dedication of the D-Day Memorial.
It's an event that also garnered lots of attention here at home, as well.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with Feedback.
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((An estimated 20-thousand people came from all over the country to attend the ceremonies commemorating the June, 1944 landings in Normandy.
The comments on our coverage came from many different places, too.
From Hardy: (James F. Swasey) "Thank you for your excellent and professional coverage of the dedication in Bedford of the National D-day Memorial. Your camera crews consistently outshot the competition and your anchors were informative yet not intrusive."
From Christiansburg: (Christine Olsen) "During the...ceremony I switched back and forth between the 3 local channels. Your coverage was by far the best. Thanks for a job well done."
From Salem: (Bob and Jill Hurt) "We tuned in to the D-Day Memorial program today and were very moved by it. Keith Humphry and Shannon Young did a great job together. They make a good news team and we appreciate their dedication throughout the presentation."
And even from South Carolina: (Heidi Dowdy Pendergrass) "I grew up in Roanoke. My mother grew up in Bedford during World War II. She now lives in Blacksburg. We were not able to attend the D-Day Memorial festivities in Bedford. The only way I could observe the activities was through your web site. I truly appreciate the opportunity to be there via your web site."
And finally, from Rocky Mount, Virginia (Debbie Ferguson) "I have been following all the coverage and reports leading up to the dedication...I have never had a stronger sense of patriotism than I have had over the last week. Through your coverage and interviews I gained a better understanding of how much our freedom means, that young men were willing to risk life and limb to protect my freedom, so many years ago. I am sorry that your live coverage on Tuesday got rained out...However, how many times does Robin Reed get to be a part of the weather as he is reporting it?"
Letters to News-7 should be sent to PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
E-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
And our web site contains an on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
Still to come, the story of a local teen who's success in the classroom is carrying him to new heights at school.
and it was a flurry of feathers at the Roanoke Civic Center today. We'll tell you who flew in, coming up in a few minutes.
The Roanoke Civic Center was a frenzy of fowl this afternoon.
The Southwest Virginia Bird Club held its annual Bird Fair there.
Hundreds of birds put their best wing forward to find a new home.
And, buyers had a variety of birds from which to choose.
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[IN Q=We breed]
((WE BREED FINCHES AND SELL THEM. WE'VE GOT ABOUT 13 DIFFERENT VARIETIES, WE ALSO HAVE HAND TAMED PARAKEETS, AND A LITTLE HAND TAMED PARALETTE.))
[SUPER=01-Peggy Duval/"The Finch Ladies"]
[OUT Q=hand tamed paralette.]
The organization promotes the well being of birds and contributes to cancer research.
And, a panel of bird-lovers was on hand to help buyers pick the best bird to be their pet.
As hundreds of High School students collect their diplomas this month, a Giles County boy is making history for his school.
Officials say Eric Atkins is the first Narrows High School student to graduate TWO-years ahead of schedule.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has his story.
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[IN Q=Nats "This one looks good"]
[SUPER=01-Terry Arbogast/Narrows H.S. Asst. Principal; :35]
[SUPER=01-Eric Atkins/Graduating Early; :43 ]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Narrows.]
As a student at Narrows High School, Eric Atkins says he did more (nats "socializing") in the library than studying.
That was until the Governor's School, which he attended in addition regular classes, every morning for two years.
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((ERIC ATKINS/GRADUATING EARLY; THAT'S WHEN I REALLY STARTED STUDYING FOR TESTS AND QUIZZES. ))
[OUT Q=AND QUIZZES]
For the most part, academics, especially math and science, have come naturally for the 16-year-old Salutatorian, who in order to graduate early skipped fifth grade and junior year.
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[IN Q=it's the]
((TERRY ARGOBAST/ASST. PRINCIPAL; IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN NARROWS HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY THAT A PERSON GRADUATES TWO YEARS EARLY, WERE PROUD OF HIM FOR THAT FEAT.))
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[IN Q=my parents]
((MY PARENTS HAVE BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE AND THEY ARE VERY LIBERAL WHEN IT COMES TO LETTING ME DO WHAT I WANT WITH MY EDUCATION.))
[OUT Q=my education]
In the Fall Atkins will study business at the University of Illinois, a far cry from halls of Narrows High, where he says he knows everyone by name.
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((30-THOUSAND, OVER 30-THOUSAND SO KIND OF A BIG CHANGE.))
But a needed one says the senior, who says he will not make his age a topic of conversation.
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((I HOPE TO GET MY MASTER'S IN BUSINESS AND THEN I WANT TO MOVE ON AND ULTIMATELY CREATE MY OWN BUSINESS AND BECOME CEO OF THAT.))
[OUT Q=OF THAT]
What's after that? Atkins say early retirement.
Rachel Cannon, News 7, Narrows.))
Los Angeles leads the N-B-A championship 2 to 1 after beating the Sixers 96 to 91.
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It was a big game for both teams wanting the home court advantage.
L-A's Kobe Bryant hits this jumper to end the third quarter and the Lakers led 73 to 66.
Philly cut the lead to 3 early in the fourth quarter but Allen Iverson's three pointer and the Sixers trailed 82 to 76.
The Lakers came right back Shaquille O'Neal gets it down low and scores off the glass and the lead was four.
The Sixers go to their big man Dikembe Mutombo pulls down the rebond and scores to make it 84 to 82.
Los Angeles goes to Robert Horry he hits this three and 4 straight free throws and the Lakers win it 96 to 91.
Jeff Winchester hit a solo homer in the 10-th to lead Salem to a 5 to 4 win over Winston-Salem.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Warthogs; :]
We pick it up in the first Robert Muro hits a shot off the left field wall scoring a run and the Warthogs led the game 2 to nothing.
In the the third, Salem's Dan Phillips is hit by Bryan West. Phillips and catcher Jonathan Acevas exchange words and Avalanche manager Dave Collins is thrown out of the game.
This time Phillips hits a shot back to the mound West can not handle it a run scores to make it 2 to 1 in the fifth.
Matt Holiday gives the Avalanche the lead when he smokes this pitch over the left field wall to make it 3 to 2 and Salem wins it 5 to 4 in 10.
Cincinnati split a three game series with Cleveland beating the Indians yesterday 9 to 3
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/FOX SPORTS; :]
The Reds scored 5 in the first.
Then in the second Shawn Casey hits this single to right field scoring Alex Ochoa to make the score 8 to nothing Cincinnati.
The Indians prevented the shutout when Ed Taubanese takes this pitch deep over the right field wall for a solo homer but Cincinnati wins it 9 to 3.
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO/KPLR; :]
A big day for Colorado Pitcher Mike Hampton.
Hampton picks up his ninth win on the season and his solo homer in the third was the go ahead blast as the Rockies beat the Cardinals. Hampton has 5 homers this season the most by a pitcher since Bob Gibson in 1972.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[SUPER=0113-j/Pittsburgh/11//Minnesota/8////Chicago Cubs/1/j/Chicago White Sox/3///;]
[SUPER=0113-/San Francisco/2/j/Oakland/6///j/Anaheim/6//Los Angeles/5//11 Innings/;]
[SUPER=0113-/San Diego/1/j/Seattle/8///j/Atlanta/3//N.Y. Yankees/1/7//;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Los Angeles/96//Philadelphia/91//Lakers Lead 2-1/;]
[OUT Q=......last score."]
Jeff Gordon wins the Kmart 400 at the Michigan International Raceway giving car owner Rick Hendrick his 100-th career win.
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/FX; :]
A bad luck day for Todd Bodine after running into Rusty Wallace earlier in the race he cuts a tire and hits the wall bringing out the caution on lap 39.
Jeff Gordon would set the tone of the race he blows by Dale Earnhardt Junior to go back to the lead on the restart.
Shawna Robinson, making her first appearance in a Winston Cup Race, was running 40-th with 142 laps to go.
But Gordon would cover the field leading at the half way mark with Sterling Marlin running a strong second.
Earnhardt Junior, who was off and on all day, blew an engine and was out of the race with 27 laps to go.
The caution would fly 2 more times before forcing a 4 lap shootout. Gordon gets the jump on the restart and holds off a charge by Ricky Rudd to win the Kmart 400 at Michigan
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[IN Q="Ricky's such...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Kmart 400 Winner; :]
[OUT Q=...thing stuck."]
Jeff Burton finished seventh Ward Burton 40-th and Shawna Robinson came in 34-th.
And here's a look at the finishing run down.
[SUPER=0129-Kmart 400/1. Jeff Gordon//2. Ricky Rudd//3. Sterling Marlin//4. Jeremy Mayfield//5. Ryan Newman//;]
[SUPER=0129-Kmart 400/6. Hut Stricklin//7. Jeff Burton//8. Dave Blaney//9. Bill Elliott//10. Kevin Harvick//;]
[SUPER=0129-Kmart 400/11. Jimmy Spencer//12. Johnny Benson//13. Bobby Labonte//14. Ken Schrader//15. Matt Kenseth//;]
[SUPER=0129-Kmart 400/16. Mark Martin//17. Jeff Green//18. Dale Jarrett//19. Jason Leffler//20. Mike Skinner//;]
[SUPER=0129-Kmart 400/21. Robert Pressley//22. Bobby Hamilton//23. Steve Park//24. Bobby Hamilton//25. Tony Stewart//;]
[SUPER=0129-Kmart 400/26. Terry Labonte//27. Kyle Petty//28. Jerry Nadeau//29. Michael Waltrip//30. Casey Atwood//;]
[SUPER=0129-Kmart 400/31. Kevin Lepage//32. Ron Hornaday, Jr.//33. Brett Bodine//34. Shawna Robinson//35. Ricky Craven/
[SUPER=0129-Kmart 400/36. Buckshot Jones//37. John Andretti//38. Ward Burton//39. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//40. Elliott Sadl
[SUPER=0129-Kmart 400/41. Rusty Wallace//42. Todd Bodine//43. Kurt Busch//;]
[OUT Q=....last driver."]
Gustavo Kuerten made it back to back French Open titles yesterday beating Alex Corretja in four sets.
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Kuerten had trouble adjusting to the blustery conditions in the first set he won the second set after taking a tie breaker.
Kuerten would win the match, 6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-Love. He had 10 aces and converted nine of 17 break points while winning the match in three hours and 12 minutes.
Kuerten also becomes the sixth male to win at least three singles titles at Roland Garros.
Jeff Gordon wins at Michigan. More later on Mornin'.
Bob Estes picked up his first win in 7 years on the P-G-A tour yesterday winning the St. Jude Classic.
[SUPER=03-Memphis, TN/ABC SPORTS; :]
Estes would lead the tournament from start to finish.
He overcame back to back birdies on the back nine shooting an even par 71. Estes finished at 15 under par for a one shot win over Barnhard Langer, who shot a final round 5 under par 66.
John Daly, who started the day one shot back, finished with a 2 over par 73 to tie for fifth.
That's it for sports, have a great week everybody.
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Dot Bolling wins the Hall of Fame women's title today. She finished at 154 two shots in front of Meg Davies
[SUPER=03-Rochester, NY/ESPN; :]
Meantime, On the L-P-G-A tour, Laura Davies found a way to win today.
Davies closed with a 2 over par 74 to win the Rochester International by three shots over Wendy Ward.
She finished at 9 under par for hier first win in 16 months. Davies had missed the cut in 4 of the last 5 tournaments.
Animals of all shapes and sizes gathered in New York city today to show off their fashion sense.
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The Pet Fair and Fashion Show gave these critters a chance to see and be seen.
Some were disguised as ballarinas, some were just clowning around, and others, well, they had illusions of the great wild west.
And speaking of wild, the exotic pet petting booth was a hit.
And if it all was a little confusing to your pet, he could straighten it out with the pet psychic who was also on hand.
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