Up next on News 7-
The body of a woman missing for two months is found- Now police are
searching for the man last seen with her.
The air you breath could decrease your life span. We'll tell you about the
Plus a Chicago family takes in an unusual stray. We'll tell you where they
found this big cat.
News 7 is next.
Air pollution is a growing problem in American cities.
Long term exposure could decrease your lifespan by up to two years.
The elderly and sick are especially at risk, but many children are
effected as well.
Harris Teeter is turning Fresh and Friendly.
This is not a policy change - it's about ownership.
Several stores in our area will now be owned locally.
We'll tell you which ones.
How do you catch a mountain lion?
One family shows it might be easier than you think.
Join us for news 7 at eleven.
A partially decomposed body found yesterday in Culpeper County was Alicia
That is according to authorities today.
They identified the body through an autopsy.
Reynolds disappeared two months ago when she was traveling on U-S 29.
Witnesses told police they saw her talking with a clean cut young man who
appeared to be helping her look under the hood of her car.
A neighbor found her body yesterday in the Lig-num area of the County.
Family members say the news is the end of a long ordeal.
IN Q=One of the hardest
SUPER=01-Sadie Showalter/Alicia's Mother;
OUT Q=resting peacefully.
After Reynolds disappeared, police got numerous reports of women being
approached by a man while driving on U-S 29.
The description given by the women matches the man last seen with Reynolds
A federal appeals court grants a 30 day stary of executuion for a convicted
Lem Tuggle was scheduled to die June 6th.
The stay granted today gives Tuggle time to ask the U-S Supreme Court to
review his case.
Tuggle was convicted of the 1983 rape and murder of a Smyth County woman.
He is also the last surviving member of six death row inmates who escaped
from the Mecklenburg Correctional Center in 1984.
The air you breathe may be dirty.
Now a new report says air pollution isn't only bad for your health. It could
cut your life short.
Elizabeth Kaledin reports.
SUPER=01-David Hawkins/Nat'l Resources Defense Council; 15
SUPER=01-Joel Schwartz/Harvard Universtiy; 34
SUPER=01-Dr. Ron Crystal/Cornell Medical Center; 1:09
OUT Q=CBS News
((Air pollution is not only choking American cities...it is cutting
short American lives...
That's the finding in a new study released by the Natural Resources Defense
Council...a non profit environmental group:
DAVID HAWKINS/N.R.D.C. SENIOR ATTORNEY: LIVES ARE BEING SHORTENED BY ONE TO
TWO YEARS IN OUR MOST POLLUTED
The NRDC analyzed heart and lung related deaths in 239 cities and
found that thousands of those deaths were linked to air pollution...cities
logging the most premature deaths are Los Angeles, New York, Chicago,
Philadelphia and Detroit.
JOEL SCHWARTZ/HARVARD UNIV. SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH: MORE PEOPLE ARE DYING
FROM PARTICULATE AIR POLLUTION THAN FROM AIDS AND FROM CAR ACCIDENTS.
Doctors who've been seeing a steady increase in asthma cases over the
years say they're not surprised by the findings.
DR. RON CRYSTAL/CHIEF OF PULMONARY CARE, NEW YORK HOSPITAL/CORNELL
MED. CTR.: THIS REPORT IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT DEMONSTRATES THAT THEIR IS
A SHORTENED LIFE SPAN FROM LIVING IN POLLUTED AREAS.
The most dangerous pollutants include electrical power plants and
gasoline and diesel fumes. The report calls on the environmental protection
agency to come up with tougher pollution controls to protect public
health, something the EPA is in the process of doing.
While the elderly and sick may be most at risk of dying prematurely, studies
also show that asthma is now the leading cause of hospitalization of children.
And as it spans the generations environmentalists say air
pollution could be the biggest public health problem this country faces.
Elizabeth Kaledin, CBS News, New York.))
It's could be one of Dr. Jack Kevorkian's most brazen acts yet.
SUPER=03-Farmington Hills, MI;
While on trial for two earlier deaths, Kevorkian allegedly attended yet
This time a 53 year old Canadian man- who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis
and was an activisit for assisted suicide.
((IT IS THE DAY OF MY RELEASE. THE RELEASE FROM SUFFERING.))
SUPER=10-Austin Bastable/Assisted Suicide Patient/Recorded Earlier;
OUT Q=RELEASE FROM SUFFERING."
A former Michigan prosecutor calls today's action an in-your face kind of
New reports that there is an underground tunnel system near the suspeted
The Indpendent Record of Helena, Montana reports the tunnels were searched
shortly after Ted Kaczynski's arrest. The F-B-I isn't commenting.
Meanwhile federal agents say they want to airlift the 10 by 12 foot cabin
to a storage area for safe keeping.
160 new jobs are on the way to Botetourt County.
That's according to a Fortune 500 company.
York International says it bought a shell building in Fincastle, for more
than one million dollars.
York is known worldwide for making air conditioning and refrigeration
State and local officials welcomed the technology giant and believe York's
decision to move here might attract other businesses.
IN Q=When companies as large
((GAYLE MORGAN/STATE REP. OF COMMERCE AND TRADE: WHEN COMPANIES AS LARGE AND AS
EXCELLENT AS YORK INTERNATIONAL LOCATE IN AN AREA IT MAKES OTHER SIMILAR
SITUATED COMPANIES IN AN AREA SAY, HUMPH... I WONDER WHAT THEY KNOW THAT WE
DON'T KNOW, WE BETTER GO AND LOOK IN THAT AREA AND SEE IF MAYBE WE WANT TO
LOCATE THERE TOO.))
SUPER=01-Gayle Morgan/State Rep. of Commerce and Trade;
OUT Q=to locate there too.
The Botetourt site beat out 22 other communities in four states.
York officials plan to move into the building in August.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast, a grocery chain sells several stores to a
and we'll tell you how envirolmentialists have won the battle against Route 58.
Robin in Wx office
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William Ray Lindsey will serve seven years in prison for killing a man with
an axe- It happened at Rural Retreat campground last September.
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./File Tape;
Lindsey pled guilty Monday to second degree murder in the death of Jabe
Lindsey struck Ferguson in the head with an axe, then fled to Tennessee with
his companion, Kerri Ann Koehler.
In January a judge dismissed murder charges against Koehler for lack of
Lindsey was ordered to serve seven years of a 20-year sentence.
The Allen Administration is giving up on making all of route 58 four lanes.
The section east of Abingdon, that goes through the Mount Rogers National
Recreation Area is too environmentally sensitive.
IN Q=From an environmental
((ROB MARTINEZ/VA. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: FROM AN ENVIRONMENTAL
PERSPECTIVE, I DON'T THINK IT'S JUSTIFIED. PERSONALLY I DON'T THINK IT'S
JUSTIFIED TO RUIN THAT AREA WITH THAT KIND OF FACILITY. HOWEVER, CLEARLY THERE
IS A NEED FOR SAFER ROADS. THE EXISTING ROUTE 58 THAT CONNECTS FROM VOLNEY TO
DAMASCUS IS NOT SAFE.))
SUPER=01-Rob Martinez/Va. Transportation Secretary;
OUT Q=is not safe
Martinez says he's already talked with officials in Smyth, Washington, and
Grayson counties about some safety improvements to the two-lane road.
The state will hold new public hearings on the idea.
Plans to build a high voltage power line hit another snag, this one in WEST
The U-S Park Service in West Virginia says it doesn't want the line to cross
the New River in Summers County as proposed by American Electric Power.
The company wants to run it more than 100 miles from Wyoming County, West
Virginia to Botetourt County.
A-E-P says it needs the line to meet future customer demand.
The project is under review by the National Forest Service in Virginia, but
it's delayed the release of the study several times.
Republican voters have just over one month to sort out their feelings about
John Warner and Jim Miller.
Today, the contest over who's the real conservative heated up.
Ellen Qualls explains.
IN Q=Wonkish economist
SUPER=01-Tanya Metaksa/National Rifle Assoc.; :19
SUPER=01-Eric Peterson/Warner Spokesman; :47
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Wonkish economist Jim Miller collects guns and says he'll defend yours.
Senator John Warner has the heads of elk and pheasants he's shot on his
walls, and has been historically backed by the National Rifle Association.
But today, NRA legislative director Tonya Metaksa had to choose one.
((TONYA METAKSA/NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION: UNFORTUNATELY, WE DID NOT LEAVE
JOHN WARNER. JOHN WARNER LEFT US.))
((JIM MILLER/(R) U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: NOW I'M GRATEFUL...US SENATE.))
Miller hammers Warner for supporting the Brady bill, limiting handgun
purchases and inspired by Reagan staffer Jim Brady after he got a bullet meant
for the President.
A Warner spokesman says Reagan and a majority of Republicans supported the
Brady bill at the time.
((ERIC PETERSON/WARNER SPOKESMAN: IT'S JUST AN INDICATION OF THE WEAKNESS OF
HIS CAMPAIGN. THAT HE HAS TO RELY ON ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE NRA TO HELP HIM
GET HIS MESSAGE ACROSS THE STATE. What's wrong with the NRA? THERE'S NOTHING
WRONG WITH THE NRA. BUT IF HIS CAMPAIGN WERE STRONG, HE'D BE DOING THAT ON HIS
But Warner's firing back on TV.
His record -- which he's labelling conservative, four times in 30 seconds.
nat sot ad 03:53;27
((HE FOUGHT TO REBUILD THE AMERICAN MILITARY. AND WORKED AT RONALD REAGAN'S
SIDE TO HELP END THE COLD WAR. WINNING THE RESPECT OF CONSERVATIVE LEADERS.))
((JIM MILLER: WE'LL BE GOING UP LATER WITH OUR MEDIA CAMPAIGN. THIS IS PRETTY
EARLY TO GO UP. IT REFLECTS THE FACT THAT HE'S JUST GOT A BUNDLE OF MONEY.))
SOT STANDUP 04:24;11
((WITH THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY JUST OVER ONE MONTH AWAY, EXPECT TO SEE A LOT
MORE OF BOTH OF THESE MEN. BECAUSE THERE'S NO SENSE IN SAVING YOUR CAMPAIGN
BUDGET UNTIL AFTER YOU'VE LOST THE NOMINATION. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7,
A Henrico County officer who helped stop a central Virginia crime spree was
honored for his work today.
SUPER=03-Henrico Co./File Tape
It all happened last fall when Brad (Mc-Cumby) McCombie was shot and killed
during a gun battle with Henrico County police officer Andy Margiotta
Margiotta was injured in that shootout, but made a full recovery.
Now he's re-living the incident to help teach other officers about survival
IN Q=At the time
((OFFICER ANDY MARGIOTTA/HENRICO CO. POLICE: AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT, I WAS
VERY SHY, I DIDN'T REALLY WANT TO TALK TO ANYBODY ABOUT IT. I JUST WANTED TO
GET BACK TO WORK AND HAVE THE WHOLE THING FORGOTTEN ABOUT. BUT IT IS GRATIFYING
THAT OVER SIX MONTHS DOWN THE ROAD, THE PEOPLE ARE STILL REMEMBERING IT AND
THINK HIGHLY OF ME AND MY ACTIONS AND IT'S NICE TO KNOW THAT.))
((CHIEF CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE: AS MUCH AS WE WOULD HOPE THAT NONE OF
THEM WOULD EVER HAVE TO UNDERGO THIS, WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS DOES OCCUR, YOUR
MENTAL PREPARATION, THE PREPARATION THAT YOU'VE UNDERGONE WITH YOUR FAMILY IS
VERY IMPORTANT TO YOUR SURVIVAL.))
SUPER=01-Off. Andy Margiotta/Henrico Co. Police; :00
SUPER=01-Chief Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police; :19
OUT Q=important to your survival.
Bennett and Lynchburg mayor Jim Whitaker presented Margiotta with a
(Commen-Dation) commendation for his work last fall.
Margiotta was in Appomattox today at a police survival training seminar.
MUSIC ON TAPE
When News 7 at 11 returns, New York City tries to develop polite cabbies,
and we'll hear from a family that's taken in an unusual house guest...a wild
MUSIC UP FULL
Six Harris Teeter supermarkets in the area will soon be locally owned.
The North Carolina chain will sell the stores to Harden Foods- a new company
that'll be based in (AL-tavista) Altavista.
The stores being sold are in Reidsville, North Carolina, Altavista, Amherst,
Salem, South Boston and South Hill.
They will be renamed "Fresh and Friendly" stores, emphasizing fresh
perishable products and excellent customer service.
Harris Teeter says it's selling the stores because they don't fit in with
the company's long term goals.
It was a night to recognize those who promote racial, religious, and
The 31st annual humanitarian awards dinner was hosted tonight by the
National Conference of Christians and Jews.
Those receiving honors were Rabbi Jerome Fox of Beth Israel Synagogue,
arts and culture advocate Pearl Fu (FOO), and philanthropists Sydney and
National Conference president Sanford Cloud addressed the audience at the
Cloud criticized Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schot-- who recently said
Adolph Hitler was "good at the beginning" but then "went too far."
Cloud says public figures should be more careful of their words.
IN Q=Their comments
((SANFORD CLOUD/NATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESIDENT: THEIR COMMENTS CAN BE SO VERY
HURTFUL-- NOT ONLY TO A PARTICULAR SEGMENT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, BUT TO ALL
AMERICAN PEOPLE. AND I REALLY THINK THAT AN APOLOGY IS IN ORDER. ))
SUPER=01-Sanford Cloud/National Conference President;
OUT Q=apology is in order
Cloud, along with other participants of the conference paid tribute to the
late T-V personality and fitness expert Artie Levin-- who passed away last
IN Q=he was a giant
((HE WAS A GIANT OF A MAN, AS HE RELATES TO TRYING TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER
ACROSS RACIAL, ETHIC, AND CULTURAL LINES. ))
OUT Q=CULTURAL LINES
Just a decade ago, Levin received the humanitarian award.
Many people find stray animals and keep them as pets, but what would you do
with a Mountain Lion?
An Illinois family found this lion in a cage in some woods near an
They brought him home and named him Simba.
IN Q=If I could
((JERRY SHIAVONE: IF I COULD KEEP HIM I'D BUILD A BIG RUNWAY WITH A TOP ON IT
RAISE HIM TIL HE WEIGHS THREE HUNDRED POUNDS. REPORTER: YOU'VE BECOME KIND OF
FOND OF THIS ANIMAL? YEA.))
OUT Q=OF THIS ANIMAL? YEA."
The family notified state conservation officials.
Even though they're all getting along, Simba will eventually find a home
in the wild or with an animal handler.
Avalanche, Braves, Stanley Cup and NBA playoff highlights are coming up,
along with a new hoop boss in Danville, and a pre-A10 tourney look at the
But first Yankees pitcher David Cone remains hospitalized tonight with an
aneurysm in his right shoulder.
Doctors says they can treat it pretty easily, but Cone will still miss about
Let's see how the Yankees and others fared tonight.
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Sports chyron motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=... last score
take a break
Last night spelled double trouble for the Avalanche as Salem dropped a double
header to Prince William over at Memorial Stadium. The Cannons won the 6 pm
SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00
Salem Pitcher Doug Million hardly played like a million. In the top of
the third, Prince William's Dan Kopriva smacks this Million pitch off the left
field wall that plates Ben Boulware and it's 1-zip Cannons.
Nilson Robledo then finds the wall, but this time he sends the rock to
right SUPER=34-Prince William/==4/Salem/==1;
field. Jason Evans and Kopriva march home to make the count 3-nothing and the
Cannons top Salem 4-1, thus handing the Avalanche it's third straight loss.
The Avalanche's parent team, the Colorado Rockies, was in Atlanta last night
battling the Braves,
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Rockies vs. Braves; :00
This one was tied at 1-all in the seventh, when Jeff Blauser took care of
business with a two out two run homer to left field off Armando Reynoso.
Ryan Klesko scores to make it 3-to-1.
Blauser killed them again in the
eighth with two run double.
The Braves win it 5 to 1.
The Stanley cup conference semi-finals continued tonight in the west with the
Red Wings looking to put the Blues down 3 games to none.
And they had them one the ropes down 4-to-3 in the third
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Red Wings vs. Blues; :00
when the Blues scored at 8:46 mark of the final period to tie the game at
Tony Twist got credit for the goal as he beat Mike Vernon, but he got help
with a little screen from Craig Mactavish. The game is tied at 4-all heading
I the other semi-finals, the Avalanche and Blackhawks are tied at 2-all in
the third period.
The Orlando Magic opened their best of seven eastern conference semi-final
with the Hawks last night in the O-rena.
SUPER=03-Orlando, Fl/TNT; :00
Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway double teamed the Hawks from the start.
Shaq daddy scored a personal career playoff high of 41 on a variety of power
And when Hardaway wasn't feeding him the ball, he was dropping in jumpers.
He scored 32 and the Magic easily win game one 117 to 105.
Chris Carter, has been named the new head basketball coach at Danville's
George Washington High School.
Carter replaces Harry Johnson who retired as coach after the Eagles won this
past year's state Group Three-A title.
Carter says he knows Johnson is a tough act to follow.
IN Q="I know there...
((CHRIS CARTER/NEW G.W. HEAD BASKETBALL COACH:))
SUPER=01-Chris Carter/New G.W. Head Basketball Coach; :00
OUT Q=...WE ARE SUCCESSFUL.
Carter is also GW's assistant varsity football coach, head track coach, and
an interim assistant principal.
He is also a former assistant coach at Martinsville high school where he
served under Husky Hall.
William Byrd basketball standout Chris Childress made his committment to
Lipscomb University official last night by signing on the dotted line.
The Blue Ridge District player of the year is projected as a two guard, but
he will red shirt and sit out next season.
((CHRIS CHILDRESS/26.4 PTS PER GAME AVG.: ))
((DON MEYER/LIPSCOMB HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Chris Childress/Averaged 26.4 Points a Game; :00
SUPER=01-Don Meyer/Lipscomb Head Coach; :12
OUT Q=...be successful"
Still to come tonight, Roy Stanley checks in with the Tech baseball team and
it gets to leave for the A-10 tourney.
And we'll check in with Lance Armstrong after today's stage 8 of the Tour
The Virginia Tech Hokies are finishing up exams and getting ready First
Atlantic 10 baseball tournament.
And Roy Stanley says they need to win it all to make it into the N-C-A-A
SUPER=01-Josh Herman/Virginia Tech Catcher; :20
SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :51
OUT Q=..........news 7 sports."
((In their first season in the Atlantic 10 the Hokies won the West Division.
Tech is 33 and 22 overall but 16 and four against the competition in their
Tech's main focus is to win the conference tournament but the veterans are
out to set a standard for future players.))
((JOSH HERMAN/TECH CATCHER: ))
((The Hokies have already proven that they are a team to contend with in the
The conference may not be the strongest but Tech is ready to take the next
step and that could come this week when the Hokies open against Temple, which
has the best left handed pitcher in the league.))
((CHUCK HARTMAN/TECH HEAD COACH: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
((The Hokies play Temple Friday night at 7:30.))
Lance Armstrong maintained his overall in the Tour Dupont but failed to win
his 5th stage during yesterday's 110 mile trek from Bristol to Beech Mountain,
Armstrong spent some of his pre-race time mugging for pictures with fans of
Again the riders had to deal with rain as they began this morning at 11.
But by the time they rolled into the Carolina mountains the skies and the
pavement had cleared somewhat.
That set the stage for an uphill sprint to the top of Beech Mountain.
Armstrong would give it his best but he finished second less than minute
behind team Festina rider Pascal Herve.
IN Q="i'm not happy...
((LANCE ARMSTRONG/OVERALL LEADER:))
SUPER=01-Lance Armstrong/Overall Leader; :00
OUT Q=...RODE TERRIBLE today."
The fun continues today with stage nine taking the cyclists 105 miles from
Blowing Rock, to the finish on Tryon Street in downtown Charlotte. The stage
starts at 10:30 and wraps up at 2.
New York City is trying to make the Big Apple a kinder and gentler place
and it's starting with its cab drivers.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission unveiled a plan
SUPER=03-New York City;
this week to make cab rides a little more pleasant.
The commission says drivers are not intentionally discourteous, it's just
that English is not the native language of many cabbies.
To help they've come up with 50 courteous sayings.
"I'm sorry if you think I'm driving too fast. I'll slow down immediately."
"I would be pleased to place your bags in the trunk."
SOT 10:44:34 Tuesday Midday
IN Q=I am sorry...
((CABBIE: I AM SORRY I MADE A WRONG TURN. I'LL CORRECT THE PROBLEM AND I WILL
DEDUCT IT FROM THE FARE.
REPORTER: WOULD YOU REALLY DO THAT?
CABBIE: YES I WOULD.))
OUT Q=Yes I would.
Reaction among veteran cabbies isn't easy to gather. Of several
drivers approached outside one hotel, three did not understand the
question, one refused to roll down his window, and another said he