Timothy McVeigh's sister, Jennifer, is set to testify about her brother's
political views at his trial in Denver.
And alcohol is linked to weekend death of a student at Washington and Lee.
Don't go away the news is next.
GRAPHIC=Washington & Lee
Alcohol was reportedly a factor in the weekend death of a Washington and Lee
University spokesman Brian Shaw says 19- year- old freshman John "Jack"
Bowden apparently had been drinking before he fell out of a second floor
dormitory window at about nine-30 Friday night.
Shaw says no one else was in the room with Bowden before his fall. He was
discovered by students who were passing by the dorm.
Bowden suffered head injuries and was taken to Stonewall Jackson Hospital in
He was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he later died.
Bowden was from Connecticut.
Evidence in the crash of T-W-A flight 800 is moving away from the idea of a
That's the assessment from F-B-I director Louis Freeh.
Freeh says neither his agency nor the N-T-S-B has reached a final conclusion
on the cause of the
disaster but the evidence does NOT point to sabatoge.
UP TO THE MINUTE 4:01:05
((THE EVIDENCE AS WE'VE DEVELOPED IT TO DATE, PARTICULARY THE EVIDENCE WHICH WE
HAVE NOT FOUND WOULD LEAD THE INQUIRTY TO THE CONLSUSION THAT THIS WAS A
CATOSTROPHIC MECHANICAL FAILURE. ))
OUT Q=MECHINICAL FAILURE.
The F-B-I is now handing the investigation over to the N-T-S-B which will
open public hearings this summer.
President Clinton leaves Washington today on a week-long trip to Central
His first stop is Mexico City, where he'll meet with his Mexican
counterpart, Ernesto Zedillo.
Yesterday, ahead of the meeting, Mr. Clinton downplayed tensions between
the U-S and Mexico over drug trafficking and immigration.
The first lady is already south of the border.
She was greeted by the first lady of Mexico in Merida (MARee-dah), the
capital of the Yucatan state.
And as the President heads to Mexico, local police are learning valuable
lessons in how to identify narcotics traffickers.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :22
SUPER=01-Gary Swanhart/Instructor; :48
SUPER=01-George Ellen/Instructor; 1:04
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( They came from 26 jurisdictions in seven different states.. police officers
looking to learn more about
rooting out illegal drugs and the people who deal them in their community.
The three- day seminar was taught by Florida- based cops who have seen it
all come through their towns.
Bedford sheriff Mike Brown says central Virginia is ripe for this kind of
IN Q=But it's all
((SHERIFF MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD COUNTY: BUT IT'S ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, THE
DEPARTMENTS ARE DOING IT, THEY'RE BECOMING MORE AGGRESSIVE, PROACTIVE AND IT'S
OUT Q=it's working.
IN Q=As law enforcement
((But as law enforcement has turned up the heat on drug runners using planes
and cars to ferry narcotics across country, authorities say the bad guys have
turned to buses as their newest mode of transportation. But stopping a bus and
weeding out potential drug suspects can be a difficult task.))
OUT Q=difficult task.
IN Q=You should be
((GARY SWANHART/INSTRUCTOR: YOU SHOULD BE A LITTLE BIT MORE ALERT BECAUSE
YOU'RE GOING INTO A DANGER ZONE RIGHT NOW.))
OUT Q=right now.
Seminar participants got a firsthand look at why, with little room to
maneuver in, a bus can be a dangerous place to search for drugs and illegal
Having backup and a definite plan of action helps.
IN Q=It's a cold
((GEORGE ELLEN/INSTRUCTOR: IT'S A COLD HIT TYPE SITUATION AND THERE'S A LOT OF
TECHNIQUE AND A LOT OF LEARNING THAT GOES INTO THIS TYPE OF WORK.))
OUT Q=type of work.
The technique will come in time for these officers.
The learning was taken care of this past week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
Fear of spills had Virginia environmentalists watching the movements of a
train carrying nuclear waste very carefully as it passed through Virginia this
A nuclear reactor vessel from a dismantled nuclear power plant in
Massachusetts is being shipped to South Carolina.
Saturday night the train stopped in Roanoke before continuing on to NORTH
Some environmental groups worry that emergency crews along the route would
not be prepared to respond to an accident.
But Yankee Atomic Electric Officials say the shipment is safe.
IN Q=A person standing
((KELLEY SMITH/YANKEE SPOKESPERSON; A PERSON STANDING 20 FEET FROM THE PACKAGE
WOULD HAVE TO STAND THERE FOR 20 HOURS FOR THEIR RADIATION EXPOSURE TO EQUAL
THAT OF A ROUND TRIP, COAST TO COAST AIRLINE FLIGHT. ))
SUPER=01-Kelley Smith/Yankee Spokesperson;
OUT Q=AIRLINE FLIGHT
Yankee says low level nuclear material is shipped everyday by mail, truck
and train all across the United States.
It's sister versus brother today at the Oklahoma City bombing trial in
Kristin Jeanette Myers explains.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Last Week; :00
SUPER=01-John Walsh/CBS News Consultant;:05
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/January 1996; :25
SUPER=01-Jennifer McVeigh/McVeigh's Sister;:32
SUPER=01-Kristin Jeanette Myers/Reporting;1:37
OUT Q= KRISTIN JEANNETTE MEYERS, CBS NEWS, DENVER
Stephen Jones: "We almost ran out of witnesses yesterday"
PROSECUTORS ARE MOVING AT LIGHTENING SPEED..THEY'RE AT LEAST A WEEK
AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.
John Walsh, Former Federal Prosecutor/CBS News Consultant
"The government really has presented it's witnesses in a bare bones
way//the defense has not gone about lengthy cross-examinations//even Lori
Fortier, the cooperating witness,
only went for about four or five hours//and that's not all that
long given how important she is in this overall case"
AND NO MORE THAN 2 DAYS PASS BETWEEN "STAR" WITNESSES:
NEXT UP, JENNIFER MCVEIGH, THE DEFENDANT'S YOUNGER SISTER
Jennifer McVeigh, Timothy McVeigh's sister:"He's just a normal person, he's
not this evil thing they're
painting him to be...he's like you and I."
SHE SUPPORTS HER BROTHER AND IS A RELUCTANT PROSECUTION WITNESS
Jennifer McVeigh: "Innocent?...I don't know...(Jones/attorney) says
can't comment on the case/- "No matter what he's still my brother
and I'm still gonna be there for him"
PROSECUTORS SAY MCVEIGH VISITED HIS SISTER IN THE FALL OF 1994 AND
CREATED A FILE IN HER COMPUTER CALLED "ATF READ,"
APPARENTLY ADDRESSED TO AGENTS WHO WORK FOR THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL,
TOBACCO AND FIREARMS AND WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE WACO SIEGE...THE
GOVERNMENT CONTENDS THE OKLAHOMA BOMBING WAS IN RETALIATION FOR
"ALL YOU TYRANNICAL M.F.ERS WILL SWING IN THE WIND ONE
DAY FOR YOUR TREASONOUS ACTIONS...DIE, YOU SPINELESS COWARDICE
JUST 3 WEEKS BEFORE THE BOMBING MCVEIGH ALLEGEDLY SENT HIS SISTER
A LETTER TELLING HER NOT TO WRITE BACK BECAUSE "G-MEN MIGHT GET
THE LETTERS..AND MCVEIGH ALLEGEDLY WARNED HIS SISTER "SOMETHING
BIG IS GOING TO HAPPEN"
THAT JENNIFER MCVEIGH IS A RELUCTANT WITNESS ACTUALLY COULD BE BAD
FOR THE DEFENSE...PROSECUTORS WILL ARGUE "SHE LOVES HER BROTHER AND
WANTS TO HELP HIM...WHY WOULD SHE LIE?"...
KRISTIN JEANNETTE MEYERS, CBS NEWS, DENVER.))
The murder case that gave rise to
"Megan's Law" goes to trial today.
Opening statements are underway for the man accused of kidnapping, sexually
assaulting and strangling Megan Kanka in New Jersey.
The murder sparked a nationwide move for a law that requires notification
when sex offenders move into a new neighborhood.
The accused, Jesse Timmendequas (tih-MEHN'-deh-kwahs), lived in the girl's
neighborhood, and had two prior sex convictions.
Sirens sounded for two minutes this morning in Israel for a somber
OUT Q= (sirens sounding)
The country was marking remembrance day for the six MILLION Jews killed in
the Nazi holocaust.
The day has been commemorated in Israel since 19-51.
In Roanoke yesterday, a special service observing remembrance day was held
at Temple Emmanuel.
IN Q=SARAH BERMAN
((SARAH BERMAN, MOSEY BERMAN, DEVON BERMAN....))
OUT Q=DEVON BERMAN
Nationally, Jewish communities are participating in reading the names of
people killed in the Concentration camps during World War Two.
At Temple Emanuel in Roanoke, 10-thousand names of Holocaust victims were
IN Q=THAT IS ONE
((MORTON ROSENBERG/B'NAI B'RITH: THAT IS ONE OF THE IDEA BEHIND THE READING OF
THESE NAMES IS TO REALIZE THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS COULD HAPPEN AGAIN UNLESS
WE'RE ALL AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON.))
((DAVID DURHAM: I'M JUST SHOCKED THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE WOULD JUST KILL ALL
THESE PEOPLE THAT THEY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW. IT'S JUST REALLY SHOCKING. I DON'T
KNOW WHY THEY WOULD KILL ALL THESE CHILDREN FOR CAUSES AND JUST BELIEFS.))
SUPER=01-Morton Rosenberg/B'nai B'rith; :00
SUPER=07-David Durham; :13
OUT Q=AND JUST BELIEFS
People of different faiths joined the Jewish community in the day-long
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
Roanoke's Public Information Officer is heading for the Sunshine State.
But as Michelle Bono packed up and prepared to leave, she said she'll miss
her work here in Roanoke.
Bono has served as the city's spokesperson for nine years. She's moving to
Tallahassee, Florida where she has been appointed Director of Communications.
Bono says it has not been hard for her to say good things about Roanoke, and
she's especially proud of the two All- America City awards it won during her
IN Q=When people talk
((MICHELLE BONO/ROANOKE INFORMATION OFFICER: WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT ROANOKE
BEING AN ALL-AMERICA CITY, SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT MEANS WE'RE PERFECT. WHAT IT
MEANS TO ME IS THAT CITIZENS IN ROANOKE WANT TO GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A
DIFFERENCE, SO IF WE HAVE PROBLEMS, WE'RE WILLING TO WORK TOGETHER ON THEM AND
THAT'S THAT PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS. AND THAT'S WHAT THIS
JOB TO ME HAS BEEN ALL ABOUT IS GETTING PEOPLE INVOLVED AND DOING THE KINDS OF
THINGS THAT DO MAKE US AN ALL-AMERICA CITY.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Bono/Roanoke Information Officer;
OUT Q=an All- America City.
Wednesday was Bono's last day with the city of Roanoke. She starts in
Tallahassee on May 12th.
It isn't a video phone, but some Roanoke Valley residents will soon have the
chance to get their long distance service from their cable television provider.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;
Cox Communications is expanding upon its cable offerings.
It now has what it believes competitive long distance telephone service for
its cable customers.
IN Q=If you
((SHARRON DAVIES/COX COMMUNICATIONS: IF YOU ARE A COX COMMUNICATIONS CUSTOMER
AND YOU GET COX LONG DISTANCE, YOU WILL GET THE 10 CENTS PER MINUTE AFTER 7PM
AND ON WEEKENDS, IN ADDITION TO THAT, BEING A COX CUSTOMER, YOU GET 10 PERCENT
OFF THE TOP OF THAT SO YOU'RE REALLY TALKING ABOUT NINE CENTS PER MINUTE.))
SUPER=01-Sharron Davies/Cox Communications;
OUT Q=per minute.
Cox says if you call its customer service representatives, you can get long
distance phone service in about two weeks.
No call to your local phone provider is necessary.
Sixty-eight dogs and cats found new homes this weekend thanks to the Roanoke
Valley S-P-C-A's pet adopt- a-thon.
The S-P-C-A hosted the event and also used it to kick off a membership
Currently the S-P-C-A has about 800 members, the goal is to triple that
number by the end of July.
IN Q=A MEMBER PAYS
((JOHN PIEDMONT/ROANOKE VALLEY SPCA: A MEMBER PAYS A YEARLY FEE, YOU GET A
NEWSLETTER, PLUS A NUMBER OF MERCHANTS IN THE VALLEY WILL GIVE YOU A SMALL
DISCOUNT ON PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.))
SUPER=01-John Piedmont/Roanoke Valley SPCA;
OUT Q=PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Some members volunteer at the facility, but that's not a requirement.
The S-P-C-A cares for stray animals and tries to find homes for as many as
S-P-C-A officers also investigate cruelty to animal charges.
The money generated through the membership drive helps pay the shelter's
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The Consumer Price Index can be a bit confusing to those who don't deal with
it on a daily basis.
Len Besthoff explains in this week's edition of Common Sense.
IN Q=The CPI
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
The C-P-I measures price changes...basically how much it costs the typical
American family to maintain its standard of living.
It tracks food, housing, clothing, entertainment, transportation, and
But this index does more than just measure the cost of living...all kinds of
things are tied to it.
One study says a third of the federal government's budget is linked to it:
things like Social Security payments, government workers' retirement benefits,
the official government poverty line, plus tax brackets and standard
And in the private sector, many wage and benefit packages are tied to
increases in the C-P-I.
I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it
back to the newsdesk.))
In recent years there has been a movement to change how the C-P-I is
Many people believe it inaccurately inflates the cost of living.
The Philadelphia 76ers named Larry Brown as their new head coach.
Brown fills the void created by the firing of Johnny Davis.
Brown spent the last four years with Indiana.
He also has coached the Nets, Spurs, Nuggets and Clippers in the N-B-A.
TAPE#net (edit of S7-1)
The Salem Avalanche wrapped up a three game set with Frederick losing to
the Keys 6 to 2.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Keys;
Salem led 1 to nothing but Frederick's LeRoy McKinnis hits a single down the
first base side with the bases loaded and the game was tied at 1.
Then the very next batter David SUPER=37-Salem/2/Frederick/6/;Lamb hits a
line drive to left field scoring Chris Bryant. The Keys led 2 to 1 and
Frederick goes on to win the game 6 to 2.
Meantime, over in Lynchburg yesterday, the Hillcats beat Prince William 5 to
TAPE#net (edit of R-36)
It's been almost two years since Mark Martin took home the checkered flag in
the Winston Cup circuit.
He ended that winless streak yesterday in the Save Mart 300.
SUPER=03-Sonoma, CA/ESPN; :
Martin started on the pole and he would hold off the field and lead the
Rusty Wallace, who was running on 7 cylinders, finally blew the engine in
his Miller Lite Ford ending his day.
Martin led 69 of the 74 lap race and he held off Jeff Gordon to win the
IN Q="I didn't think
((MARK MARTIN/SAVE MART 300 WINNER: I DIDN'T THINK JEFF GORDON DID, BUT YOU
KNOW THAT KID'S TOUGH HE MUSTERED SOMETHING FOR THE LAST LAP. I KNEW HE WAS --
I KNEW HE DIDN'T HAVE MUCH, BUT I KNEW HE'D TAKE A RUN AT US ON THE LAST LAP
AND IT'S GONNA BE HARD TO PASS ME.))
SUPER=01-Mark Martin/Save Mart 300 Winner; :
OUT Q= .....TO PASS ME."
Terry Labonte was third Dale Jarrett fourth and Darrell Waltrip fifth.
Jeff Burton finished 9-th and Ward Burton 10-th.
TAPE#net (edit of S7-4)
A race of a different kind yesterday as the Advance Auto Parts Trust 500
zoomed through the streets of Roanoke.
32 go-carts turned the downtown market to a superspeedway yesterday.
Four heat races started the day's racing. From there 25 drivers survived to
make up the championship 10 lap final.
The competitive atmosphere did take a back seat to charity with all the
proceeds from the event going to the Roanoke Valley Trouble Center.
IN Q=We've also made
((JANICE DINKINS/ROANOKE VALLEY TROUBLE CENTER DIRECTOR: WE'VE ALSO MADE A LOT
OF MONEY FOR TRUST. IN FACT THIS HAS BEEN OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER EVENT
EVER. SO THAT'S VERY EXCITING FOR US WE'RE VERY, VERY PLEASED.))
((CHAD TILLEY/ADVANCE AUTO PARTS VICE PRESIDENT: WE THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT WAY
FOR THE COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER AND FOR ALL THE PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE AND
THIS IS A GREAT WEEKEND-- THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL AND THE CHILI COOKOFF AND NOW
THE RACE AND WE THINK IT WILL GET BIGGER AND BETTER AS THE YEARS GO ON. ))
SUPER=01-Janice Dinkins/ Roanoke Valley Trouble Ctr. Dir.; :02
SUPER=01-Chad Tilley/Advance Auto Parts Vice President; :08
OUT Q=....as the year goes on.
You've seen them standing on city streets and near the interstate, often
carrying their belongings in a bag.
They are homeless people who can be found at most any time of the day.
But starting tonight on News 7 at six, our series, "On the Street, On the
will show you a different perspective of a changing homeless population.
One that includes many people who were employed-- but for one reason or
another-- lost everything.
SOT tape 3 10:14:41
IN Q=It's an experience
((WILLIAM HOWARD: IT'S AN EXPERIENCE YOU DON'T REALLY WANT TO DO. I KNOW
THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT HERE THAT'S BEEN OUT IN THE STREETS AND HOMELESS
FOR YEARS. AND JUST DOING IT FOR A FEW DAYS IS ANNOYING, BUT DO IT IT FOR A
FEW MONTHS IS EVEN MORE AGGRAVATING. ))
OUT Q=more aggravating
take Promo Board essC
William Howard and his wife, Sherry BOTH had jobs, then BOTH were laid off.
Their story tonight at six.
(ad lib Prime Time Promo)
In the man versus machine matchup: the world chess champion has
lost the second game of his rematch with the I-B-M supercomputer known as
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
The series is now tied at one game a piece.
Garry Kasparov (kas-PAR'-awf) resigned last night after the computer's 45th
He defeated Deep Blue on Saturday.
Game three of the match is set for Tuesday.
The winner takes home 700--thousand dollars of a one- point one- million
Forty emus broke out of a holding pen in Oregon.
SUPER=03-Cottage Grove, OR;
The whole town seemed to be trying to round up these birds.
They've tried to herd them, rope them and snare them...but after an hour and
a half.. the group was able to catch only one emu.
The other 39 birds are still running loose.