An accident in Giles County left traffic blocked for hours along a portion of Route 460.
A tractor trailer carrying 60- head of cattle overturned last night between Narrows and Richcreek.
Teresa Hamilton reports-- before police and volunteers could rope the cattle they had to catch them.
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[IN Q=Nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Clark/Virginia State Police; :22 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jean Eaton/Narrows Livestock Market; 1:15 QUICK]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:30 ]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Giles Co.]
The driver of the rig was traveling West on Route 460 around ten PM when he lost control and overturned down this steep embankment... trapping some cattle while others tumbled out onto the hill and road below.
((IT APPEARS.... LOSE CONTROL IN THE FIRST CURVE.))
The driver, who's from Canada, was flown to Roanoke Memorial... while police, fire and rescue crews stopped traffic and began the difficult task of trying to rope the cattle running loose.
[sot 00:26:30 00:27:53 00:27:09]
((I'VE BEEN ON A FARM ALL MY LIFE BUT NEVER HAD ONE COME AT ME LIKE THAT.))
((DID YOU HAVE TO DODGE A FEW YOURSELF...OH, YEAH.....THROUGH THE TREES WHILE WE WAS TRYING TO DO THAT.))
((THEY WERE RUNNING WILD... AND HIT THE GULLY.))
The tractor trailer was hauling about 60- head of cattle... and while some did perish many survived thanks to help fro
m Virginia Tech veterinary experts--- as well as local farmers who pitched in including the owners of the Narrows Lives
tock and Auction Market.
((I THINK WE'VE GOT OVER ....SO THERE'S STILL A FEW LOOSE.))
State police say the driver of the tractor trailer is expected to recover... as well as the driver of a car that struck one of the cattle just moments after the rig overturned.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Giles County. ))
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]
U-S warplanes are bombing the Taliban in three crucial regions of Afghanistan.
Bombing around the capital of Kabul is described as among the heaviest to date.
Meanwhile, President Bush took some time away from the war efforts to take part in America's favorite past-time.
Jennifer Jones reports.
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[SUPER=143-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=144-MLB-Fox Sports; :12]
[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Defense Secretary; :53]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:25]
[OUT Q=jones, cbs news, Washington.]
COURTESY: MLB/FOX SPORTS
PRESIDENT BUSH THREW OUT THE FIRST PITCH OF GAME THREE OF THE WORLD
SERIES. AND WITH IT, ANOTHER SIGNAL TO AMERICANS TO GO ON WITH THEIR
BUT THE SPECTER OF TERRORISM STILL LOOMED OVER YANKEE STADIUM, AS FANS
CHEERED THEIR HOMETOWN TEAM AMID EXTRA-TIGHT SECURITY.
U.S. OFFICIALS NOW SAY THE FBI-ISSUED WARNING OF POSSIBLE TERRORIST
ATTACKS THIS WEEK ... WAS BASED ON INTELLIGENCE INVOLVING AFGHANISTAN
AND KNOWN SUPPORTERS OF OSAMA BIN LADEN'S AL QAEDA NETWORK.
TODAY, U.S. JETS CONTINUE TO HEAVILY BOMB TALIBAN POSITIONS NORTH OF
KABUL, AS WELL AS SUSPECTED TERRORIST CAMPS IN THE TALIBAN STRONGHOLD OF
THE PENTAGON IS ALSO CONFIRMING THAT U.S. TROOPS ARE ON THE GROUND IN
NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN -- HELPING REBEL FIGHTERS.
(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY)
"They are uniformed military, military personnel who are assisting with
resupply, assisting with communications, liaison, assisting with
AND ON THE HOMEFRONT, THERE IS GROWING CONCERN THAT LETTERS CONTAINING
ANTHRAX ARE CONTAMINATING OTHER PIECES OF MAIL -- EXPOSING EVEN MORE
HEALTH OFFICIALS CITE TWO RECENT ANTHRAX CASES -- ONE IN NEW YORK, THE
OTHER IN NEW JERSEY -- IN WHICH BOTH PATIENTS BECAME INFECTED EVEN
THOUGH THEY DO NOT WORK FOR THE POST OFFICE, AND ARE NOT CONNECTED TO
ANYONE WHO RECEIVED TAINTED LETTERS.
POSTMASTER GENERAL SAYING ANTHRAX COULD COST THE POSTAL SERVICE BILLIONS
OF DOLLARS ... AND PLAN TO BEGIN SORTING THROUGH CONGRESSIONAL MAIL.
JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON
An earthquake has rocked the California desert near Palm Springs.
It happened shortly before midnight.
The five-point-one magnitude quake could be felt more than 100 miles away in Los Angeles and San Diego.
People describe it as a sharp jolt, followed by 15 seconds of shaking.
No one was injured, and there are no reports of any damage.
In business news, Today's the day ... Roanoke County's only publicly traded company will present sink or swim numbers about its earnings.
Optical Cable Corporation's president promises the report will calm investor nerves.
As Business Reporter Jennifer Miele tells us, a good report could bring the stock price back up.
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[IN Q=Optical Cable's earnings]
[OUT Q=JM News 7 Roanoke Co.]
(( Optical Cable's earnings report marks the first time the company's president addressed shareholders directly in writing since his own financial troubles took their toll on the company's stock price.
Bob Kopstein owes several brokerage firms millions of dollars -- and to get it back they've begun to dump his stock.
That dumping has driven the stock price down more than 90 percent from a year ago.
Still, analysts maintain that the stock price has little to do with the company's operations.
What we're looking for in the earnings report is a drop in operating expenses since Optical Cable trimmed its workforce.
We're also keeping an eye out for sales revenue originating in Asia.
Kopstein has continuously made trips to China in hopes of penetrating that market.
We'll have a full report on News 7 at six.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke County.))
In other business news, Poloroid's C-E-O steps down.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]
(( GOOD MORNING THIS WEDNESDAY THE 31ST OF OCTOBER.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
THREE VETERAN EXECUTIVES AT POLAROID-- INCLUDING THE HEAD OF
THEIR DIGITAL PRINTING UNIT-- HAVE LEFT THE COMPANY.
THIS JUST WEEKS AFTER POLAROID FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY.
AND TROUBLES CONTINUE... IN A MEMO FROM THE CEO CEO.. POLARIOID PLANS
TO ASK THE BANKRUPTCY JUDGE , NEXT WEEK, TO RELEASE THE FINAL $10
MILLION OF ITS $50 MILLION "DEBTOR IN POSSESSION" LOAN.
ON WALL STREET TODAY REACTION TO 3RD QUARTER GDP DATA
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN JAPAN..STOCKS FOLLOWING WALL
STREET'S LEAD.. "DOWN"
NEW NUMBERS FROM NEILSEN-NET RATINGS SHOW ONLINE VISITS TO THE
BUYING SITES FOR FORD, G-M, DAIMLER CHRYSLER, AND TOYOTA WERE ALL WAY
UP IN THESE LAST SIX WEEKS.... BECAUSE OF INTEREST FREE FINANCING
LEADING THE PACK: DAIMLER CHRYSLER-- HITS TO THEIR SITE ARE UP
117 PERCENT. AT THE OTHER END OF THE SCALE, TOYOTA GAINED 24 PERCENT .
A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS ORDERED A-O-L TO STOP DISTRIBUTION OF THE
A-O-L VERSION 6.0 SOFTWARE.. AFTER "PLAY MEDIA" ARGUED THAT SOME OF
THE SOFTWARE INSIDE IT, IS THEIRS.
PLAY MEDIA DEVELOPED A PARTICULAR MP3 DECODING SOFTWARE AND
LICENSED IT TO A-OL FOR USE ONLY IN THE WINAMP PROGRAM.
IN 6.0- A PROGRAM THAT WAS EVENTUALLY DISTRIBUTED
EVERYWHERE--EVEN IN CEREAL BOXES- THE JUDGE SAYS AOL CROSSED THE
(tape tosses to stocks)
In less than week, Virginians will choose their next governor.
This morning, we're profiling Democrat Mark Warner.
He's never held public office.
But a record number of Virginians have given the multimillionaire money to run for the state's top job this year.
Warner's up in the polls and all over T-V.
Ellen Qualls has his story.
[IN Q=One could argue Mark Warner's]
[SUPER=403-Richmond/September 1996; :00]
[SUPER=420-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com; :30 ]
[SUPER=401-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor; 1:08]
[SUPER=410-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst/June 1996; 1:53]
[OUT Q=Ellen Qualls, News 7.]
(( One could argue Mark Warner's been running for governor for five years.
In 1996, the former state Democratic party chairman took on 18 year incumbent Republican John Warner.
[sot tape 96-9 40:01 ]
((THERE'S TWO WARNERS. HERE'S NUMBER ONE.))
[runs= 03 ]
Mark Warner spent ten million dollars of his own money and lost, but by such an unexpectedly slim margin, he knew his own political capital had actually gone up in defeat.
[sot tape 96-11 5:21 ]
((MARK WARNER: STOCKS GO UP AND DOWN, BUT I THINK I MAY BE A LONG TERM HOLD.))
[runs= 04 ]
The son of a Republican insurance salesman and a homemaker mom, Warner's always been a motivated organizer.
He was high school class president without even campaigning, his friends say, because his reputation for getting things done was so solid.
He's the first in his family to go to college, picking George Washington University to be close to politics, then Harvard Law School, to understand the law.
But then in the early 80s, he saw an opportunity that would make the road into politics so much easier.
The then-legal, now-banned auctioning of licenses for things called "cell phones" made him millions.
But today, as the rich guy on the campaign trail, it's not all fun and games.
[sot tape INTERVIEW 11:17:34]
((MARK WARNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: PARTS OF EACH DAY I HAVE FUN. PARTS OF EACH DAY STINK.))
That means he likes meeting people.
He says he gets energy from people.
But observers say he's also a little thin-skinned.
He says the parts that stink are seeing his opponents' attacks on him.
He approaches the campaign like everything else.
[sot tape INTERVIEW 11:19:20]
((MARK WARNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT'S REALLY LIKE A SMALL BUSINESS AND I'M BOTH THE CEO AND THE PRODUCT.))
The product, he has honed after years now of political involvement and travel to every corner of the Commonwealth.
In 1993, after an unknown George Allen came from behind to topple a Democratic dynasty, party chairman Mark Warner knew times had changed in Virginia.
[sot tape 93-9 39:03 ]
((MARK WARNER/DECEMBER 1993: WELL IF THERE'S AN EASY ANSWER, I'M NOT SURE I HAVE IT.))
[runs= 04 ]
Three years later, Warner clearly saw himself as the party's answer.
[sot tape 96-6 39:26 ]
((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST/JUNE 1996: HE'S GOT THE TWO THINGS MOST PRIZED IN MODERN POLITICS: A TON OF MONEY AND ABSOLUTELY NO PUBLIC RECORD. SO IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO CRITICIZE HIM.))
[runs= 08 ]
He set about to change that, establishing charitable foundations and new business venture capital funds all over Virginia.
[sot tape INTERVIEW 11:28:05]
((MARK WARNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: THE HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION, WE CAN POINT TO THOSE 400 THOUSAND VIRGINIANS WHO GOT HEALTH CARE, OR THE 12 THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO GOT COMPUTER TRAINING THROUGH THE TECH RIDERS INITIATIVES.))
[runs= 07 ]
Warner says he wants to be a leader who's innovative and can get people excited about an idea.
[sot tape INTERVIEW 11:28:25]
((MARK WARNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: SOMEONE THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY, THERE ARE GONNA BE SPECIFIC THINGS THEY CAN POINT TO AND SAY "HEY, THAT GUY GOT THAT DONE. THAT GUY MADE VIRGINIA AGAIN THE BEST MANAGED STATE IN THE COUNTRY.))
[runs= 10 ]
Voters weigh in on his vision in one week.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]
Local authorities are taking notice of the warning to be on high alert for terrorism.
Roanoke County and other area law enforcement agencies are putting extra officers on the road.
They'll patrol neighborhoods, water treatment plants and other public utilities.
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[SOT 6:14:17 - :31]
[IN Q=We are certainly aware]
((RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE CO. POLICE CHIEF: WE ARE CERTAINLY AWARE OF THE SITUATION THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE THE ROANOKE VALLEY A SAFE AND COMFORTABLE PLACE TO LIVE AND WE HOPE THE CITIZENS WILL WORK WITH US AND DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO HELP EACH OTHER OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Ray Lavinder/Roanoke Co. Police Chief;]
[OUT Q=help each other out.]
Halloween is still on for tonight in the city and the county.
Valley View Mall says its festivities will NOT stop because of the latest warnings.
The mall will have extra security.
It's trying to bring in customers with special one-day bargains, as well as trick or treating and hayrides.
Traffic was blocked for hours along Route 460 in Giles County.
A tractor trailer hauling 60 head of cattle overturned near Narrows around ten o'clock last night.
The driver was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial-- where state police say he's expected to survive.
Another driver was also taken to the hospital after hitting one of the cattle with their car.
A number of the cattle did die in the accident--- but police, fire and rescue crews as well as local farmers managed t
o catch anywhere from 20- to 30 of the animals.
The cattle were taken to a nearby livestock yard.
Authorities believe the driver of the tractor trailer was traveling too fast on the road-- and lost control.
State police say traffic is now moving through the area.
US Airways posted a third quarter loss of 766 million dollars.
As part of a restructuring plan, the company says it's reduced capacity by 23 percent, reduced its workforce by 11-thousand, and is continuing its effort to raise federal funds.
U-S Airways posted one third of its losses- since September 11.
That's 309 million dollars in about 20 days.
Some departments at Goodyear's Danville plant are going back to eight hour shifts.
Company officials expect some departments will return to the five-day-a-week shorter shifts on November 12th.
Others continue operating on the longer shifts, seven days a week.
Goodyear officials say the change is
necessary because of poor market conditions.
Workers switched to the 12-hour shifts in 1998 to meet the demand for big tires.
A company in Denver, Colorado is offering PATRIOTIC pumpkin carving--
"Pumpkin Masters" is doing its part to let Halloween also be a day to honor victims and rescue workers from the terrorist attacks.
Designs like "The Raising of the Flag at Ground Zero", "President "Bush" and "Mayor Rudy Giuliani" are just a few in the line of carvings called "Lanterns O'Liberty."
Pumpkins Masters has been selling the templates to create masterpieces for the last 15 years.
So far, it's sold millions of carving kits.
In business news this morning, 200 C-V-S Pharmacies across the country will close by January .
The news came yesterday after the chain reported a 16 percent drop in third quarter earnings.
C-V-S blames a lack of new drug introductions, the growth of the mail order drug industry, and a national shortage of pharmacists.
The CVS announcement comes just weeks after Rite-Aid closed its five Roanoke stores, along with others around the country.
There's no word yet on which CVS stores will close.[Marketwatch]
In business news, The weakest consumer confidence report in seven and a-half years
sent stocks sharply lower yesterday.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]
((AMERICANS ARE ON SHAKY GROUND. CONSUMER CONFIDENCE PLUNGED TO ITS LOWEST
LEVEL IN MORE THAN 7 YEARS IN OCTOBER.. THE WAR ON TERRORISM COMBINED
ANTHRAX FEARS AND MOUNTING JOB LOSSES MADE AMERIANS FEEL INSECURE ABOUT
THEIR FINANCIAL SECURITY. THE REPORT WAS MUCH WORSE THAN EXPECTED.. AND
RAISED CONCERNS FOR RETAILERS.. SINCE THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON IS FAST
WALMART, ANN TAYLOR AND HOME DEPOT ALL FELL AS THEY BRACE FOR AN
HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON.
CONCERN ABOUT THE ECONOMY TAKES CENTER STAGE AGAIN TODAY.
A REPORT LATER TODAY IS EXPECTED TO SHOW THAT U-S GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
FELL ONE PERCENT IN THE THIRD QTR. THE BIGGEST DROP IN MORE THAN 10
LATER IN THE WEEK, INVESTORS WILL EXAMINE OCTOBER MANUFACTURING AND
AND IF ALL THAT WEREN'T ENOUGH, CONCERN OVER WHETHER ARGENTINA WILL BE
TO PAY ITS DEBT.
INVESTORS HEADED FOR THE EXITS FOLLOWING THAT PLUNGE IN CONSUMER
DOW SANK 147 POINTS, BRINGING ITS TWO DAY LOSS TO OVER 420 POINTS.
NASDAQ SLID ANOTHER 32 POINTS.
C-V-S SUFFERED ITS BIGGEST DROP IN 20 YEARS AFTER THE NATION'S NO. 2
DRUGSTORE CHAIN SOUNDED A PROFIT WARNING AND SAID IT WILL CLOSE 200
BY YEAR END.
AND PHILIP MORRIS LOST GROUND AFTER A GOLDMAN SACH ANALYST TOOK THE STOCK
OFF ITS RECOMMEND LIST AND SAID THE COMPANY WILL SEE A SLIDE IN PROFIT
GROWTH NEXT YEAR.
TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ
I'M AC IN NY.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
Roanoke Sheriff George McMillan says it's a simple case of poor planning.
But his Republican challenger says it's another example of partisan politics within the department.
Roanoke deputy Octavia Johnson and her supporters, including Mayor Ralph Smith, laid out some of their allegations yesterday in an afternoon news conference.
Johnson's supporters took issue with the fact she is NOT allowed to campaign wearing her deputy's uniform and was NOT granted election day off.
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[IN Q=She is a candidate]
((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: SHE IS A CANDIDATE FOR OFFICE IN THIS CITY. SHE REQUESTED THE DAY OFF, ELECTION DAY TO WORK THE POLLS, HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF A CANDIDATE THAT HAD TO WORK ON THE DAY OF THEIR OWN ELECTION. ))
[SUPER=401-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor;]
[OUT Q=their own election.]
Sheriff McMillan held his own news conference yesterday surrounded by supporters...
He says Johnson did NOT ask for election day off UNTIL September when the maximum number of deputies had already been granted the day off.
McMillan also addressed Johnson's claim that morale within the department is low.
[in q=I HAVE THE FULL SUPPORT ]
((GEORGE MCMILLAN/ROANOKE SHERIFF; I HAVE THE FULL SUPPORT OF MY STAFF. WE WILL AS BEST I RECALL, AROUND 100 DEPUTIES WHO'VE VOLUNTEERED ON THEIR OWN WHO'VE COME TO ME, NOT ME COME TO THEM AND WHO'RE GOING TO WORK THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY.))
[SUPER=401-George McMillan/Roanoke Sheriff;]
[OUT Q= ON ELECTION DAY.]
Sheriff McMillan says he will NOT change his mind-- he says Johnson will still have to work election day.
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
In medical news, a new report says genetics does not play as big a role in breast cancer as previously thought.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((KNOWING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER IS CERTAINLY IMPORTANT- BUT
MAYBE NOT AS IMPORTANT AS YOU FEAR
A NEW REPORT IN THE JOURNAL THE LANCET SAYS GENETICS DOES NOT PLAY AS
LARGE A ROLE IN BREAST CANCER AS WE'VE HEARD.
ANALYZING 52 STUDIES- RESEARCHERS CONCLUDE ABOUT 90% OF WOMEN WHO GET
BREAST CANCER HAVE NO FAMILY HISTORY OF THE DISEASE-
AND OF THOSE WOMEN WHO DO HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY- IT IS TRUE THEIR RISK
GOES UP - BUT MOST OF THESE WOMEN WITH A FAMILY HISTORY WILL NEVER GO ON
TO DEVELOP THE DISEASE- AND IF THEY DO- ITS USUALLY AFTER THE AGE OF 50.
SOME GOOD NEWS FOR MEN WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH EARLY STAGE
PROSTATE CANCER- AND ARE STRUGGLING TO DECIDE ON THE BEST TREATMENT
A STUDY OUT OF WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SHOWS NO MATTER WHAT TREATMENT
YOU DECIDE ON- ODDS ARE WITHIN ONE YEAR- SIDE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT
WOULD BE MINIMAL AND YOUR LIFE WOULD RETURN TO NORMAL.
FINALLY- IF YOURE LOOKING FOR A JOB WITH GREAT BENEFITS- MOVE TO
THE UNITED KINGDOM SLEEP COUNCIL HAS CALLED ON ALL OF THE BOSSES IN THE
U-K TO END THE STANDARD 9-5 WORKDAY- AND MAKE SURE ALL WORKERS HAVE TIME
FOR A MID AFTERNOON NAP
THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA
FOR CBS NEWS.))
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
[Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
Amid the renewed threat of terrorism, President Bush takes time out to make an appearance at last night's world series game in New York.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon confirms U-S troops are on the ground in Northern Afghanistan.
A tractor trailer hauling 60 head of cattle overturns near Narrows, blocking traffic for hours along route 460.
The driver was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial.
Crews and local farmers managed to save some of the cows-- but a number of them died.
And Roanoke County's only publicly- traded company, Optical Cable Corporation, releases its earnings report today.
Business Reporter Jennifer Miele will have a preview.
And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, October 31st.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
A 16-year-old Wytheville teen faces murder charges.
Officials say the teen is related to the victim, 33-year Ronnie Wayne Newberry.
Police responded to West Washington Street last week and discovered Newberry's body.
35-year-old Shelby Newberry was also seriously injured.
Officials say additional charges are pending against the teen.
A property rights case in Montgomery County is set to resume in circuit court later today.
Plaintiff Mike Turman, owner of Turman Lumber Company and Defendant Mary Ann Capp, a private landowner, are disputing the use of a 3-hundred foot road.
Turman's logging trucks use the road to reach a logging operation on the top of the mountain.
Capp says the road is her private property and wants the vehicles to stop traveling on it.
In court yesterday, Turman argued he has a right of way for the road.
Witnesses testimony included property boundaries and other area landowners who use the road to reach their property.
Capp's attorney argued the plaintiff did not prove continuous use as required by law for right of way.
The defense puts on its case this morning.