Coming up next on News 7 at 11, two fisherman find a murder victim in the
The F-A-A is facing tough questions one year after the ValuJet crash in
And the grudge-match between man and and machine comes to a sudden end.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Appomattox County Sheriffs are investigating an apparent homicide tonight.
Authorities say two fisherman found a body along the James River in the Bent
Creek area this evening.
Deputies were called to the scene around six-twenty.
Officials are not releasing any other information at this point.
Disturbing news on the one year anniversary of the Value-Jet crash in the
According to a published report the federal inspector in charge of overseeing
ValuJet's maintenance at the time, falsified his experience on his job
application, and wasn't qualified for his job.
The report says other inspectors warned FAA supervisors about the problem.
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Meanwhile, family members of the victims held a memorial service.
They're upset that one year after oxygen cannisters caught fire and
smoldered in the planes cargo hold, the FAA has taken NO action to require
cargo hold smoke detectors.
IN Q=In one sense
((IN ONE SENSE WE WANT OUR REGULATORS TO BE REASONABLE, NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT.
BUT WE DO EXPECT THEM TO HAVE THE PUBLIC'S SAFETY IN MIND AS THE FOREMOST THING
AND I THINK THAT'S BEEN PUT INTO QUESTION ))
SUPER=01-David Stempler/Airtrav Advisors;
OUT Q=put into question
When asked why the FAA hasn't issued a ruling on cargo smoke detectors yet,
the agency's associate administrator could only say "that's a good question".
A massive relief effort is underway in Iran after yesterday's catastrophic
The death toll is now at 24-hundred now and is expected to rise.
Relief workers are making their way to the more than 100 flattened villages.
Rescue work is said to be slow and primitive, with some workers digging
through rubble by hand.
Continuing aftershocks are keeping tens of thousands of people from
returning to their homes.
The head of a congressional investigation into campaign finance abuse says
he'll charge the White House with contempt, if officials don't turn over
documents he needs.
Republican committee Chairman Dan Burton says he's being stonewalled.
IN Q=If we don't get
((REP. DAN BURTON/(R) GOVERNMENT REFORM COMMITTEE; IF WE DON'T GET THOSE
DOCUMENTS THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT WE WILL MOVE A
CONTEMPT CITATION PROBABLY NEXT WEEK. ))
OUT Q=next week
Democrats accused Burton of grandstanding.
IN Q=he's trying to get
((REP HENRY WAXMAN/(D) GOVERNMENT REFORM COMMITTEE; HE'S TRYING TO GET SOME
ATTENTION TO HIMSELF AS A MAN WHO'S FIGHTING AGAINST THE WHITE HOUSE AND TRYING
TO GET SOME LEGITIMACY FOR AN INVESTIGATION THAT HE'S CONDUCTING IN THE HOUSE
THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLED A TRAVESTY BECAUSE IT'S SO PARTISAN, IT'S SO
OUT Q=he's grandstanding
Burton said his committee will follow illegal contributions where ever they
lead, and will NOT leave out the Republican party.
A cooler than normal spring has caused some headaches for Southwest Virginia
The temperatures dipped again this weekend as Lynchburg tied a record low
But as Denise Allen reports orchard owners say they've fared pretty well
despite last month's freeze.
IN Q=WE GOT All
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :11
SUPER=01-Ben Ikenberry/Ikenberry Orchards; :21
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=WE GOT ALL
((WE GOT ALL DIFFERENT SIZE APPLES. THAT'S ALL THE LATE BLOOM STUFF AND IF YOU
LOOK MORE ON THE TOP OF THE TREE YOU CAN SEE LARGER SIZE APPLES.))
OUT Q=LARGER SIZE APPLES
Ben Ikenberry says he feels pretty lucky.
He wasn't sure what last month's freeze would do to his apple crop.
The late blooming varieties are doing the best.
IN Q=RED DELICIOUS
((BEN IKENBERRY/IKENBERRY ORCHARDS: RED DELICIOUS WERE HURT MORE THAN
ANYTHING, BUT I WOULD SAY WE STILL HAVE BETTER THAT A HALF A CROP OF RED
OUT Q=RED DELICIOUS HERE
Last month's freeze will reduce the number of apples many growers will send
to wholesalers, but the majority of area growers says so far the cooler April
hasn't done much harm.
And as far as mother nature is concerned, growers always expect surprises.
IN Q=we get through
((WE GET THROUGH THE FROST SEASON FAIRLY WELL. NOW WE HAVE TO TURN AROUND AND
WORRY ABOUT HAVING HALE AND STUFF IN THE MONTH OF MAY AND JUNE.))
OUT Q=OF MAY AND JUNE.
Growers won't know until mid-June how the cold spring really impacted their
That's when the June drop occurs and all the weak growth falls from the
Denise Allen News 7.
Virginia's Friends of Incarcerated Women spent today remembering mothers in
Over 32- hundred women are now in Virginia's jails in prisons.
An estimated two-thirds are mothers of dependent children.
IN Q=It is
((IT IS TOO OFTEN THAT JAILS AND PRISONS ARE THE FIRST COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO A
COMPLICATED SOCIAL PROBLEM LIKE ADDICTION AND POVERTY. ALTERNATIVES TO
INCARCERATION PROVIDE CREATIVE RESPONSES WHICH SERVE THE REAL NEEDS OF THE
INDIVIDUAL AND THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Mary Atterholt/Friends of Incarcerated Women;
OUT Q=the community.
Denise Brown was convicted of drug crimes.
She got supervised probation...so her son was spared the issues that go with
a mom in jail.
IN Q=Such as
((SUCH AS ABANDONMENT, FEAR, DISTRUST OF HIS MOTHER, MISTRUST OF AUTHORITY
FIGURES. FROM A CHILD'S POINT OF VIEW, THE PEOPLE IN AUTHORITY ARE THE PEOPLE
THAT TOOK MOM AWAY.))
SUPER=01-Denise Brown/Non-Violent Offender;
OUT Q=mom away.
Women are still the fastest growing population in Virginia's prisons.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on news 7 at 11, emergency workers in Lynchburg will soon rely on
pedal power, as well as auto power, to get to those in need,
and the chess battle between man and machine is over...and the machine won.
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Only 19 moves and it was over.
In their sixth and deciding chess match, IBM's deep blue supercomputer beat
world chess champion Garry Kasparov, who resigned and stormed off the stage in
Afterwards Kasparov said he didn't believe the computer was unbeatable,
saying he was at a disadvantage because he played an emotional game against an
object without emotion.
Many area police departments have instituted bike patrols.
Now an area E-M-S squad is resorting to bicycles to maneuver through large
crowds and respond faster to emergencies.
Steve Smallshaw reports from Lynchburg.
IN Q=This was no
SUPER=01-Lt. Mark Patterson/Lynchburg Police; :24
SUPER=01-Layne Terrell/Fire Dept. EMT; :46
SUPER=01-Miles Tranks/Fire Dept. EMT; :56
SUPER=01-Sean Regan/Organized Bike Squad; 1:09
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( This was no leisurely bike ride on a warm, sunny day.
These fourteen emergency medical technicians are taking their life- saving
skills and learning how to deliver them on two wheels.
They trained this past week under the watchful eye of bike patrol officer
((PEDAL, PEDAL! GOOD JOB.. ALL RIGHT.))
IN Q=I think they
((LT. MARK PATTERSON/LYNCHBURG POLICE: I THINK THEY WERE JUST THINKING THEY
WERE GOING TO COMING OUT AND RIDE AROUND. IT'S NOT QUITE THAT SIMPLE. THERE'S A
LOT OF MECHANICS INVOLVED IN RIDING A BICYCLE PROPERLY AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE
GETTING EXPOSED TO.))
OUT Q=getting exposed to.
Specifically, these EMT's are learning how to handle a bicycle in tight
Maneuvering around sharp corners, operating at low speeds, and coming to a
sudden stop were all on the training regimen this week.
They made some mistakes and knocked over a few cones, but gained valuable
IN Q=It's really an asset
((LAYNE TERRELL/FIRE DEPT. EMT: IT'S REALLY AN ASSET AS FAR AS WORKING CROWDS
THAT TYPE OF THING, SPECIAL EVENTS THAT THEY'LL HAVE IN THE CITY.))
OUT Q=in the city.
IN Q=We can get
((MILES TRANKS/FIRE DEPT. EMT: WE CAN GET INTO SPOTS WHERE AMBULANCES CANNOT
GET INTO. WE'RE ABLE TO GET TO THE CITIZENS IF THEY HAVE A PROBLEM A WHOLE LOT
QUICKER THAN HAVING TO WALK THROUGH THE CROWD.))
OUT Q=through the crowd.
And that's the whole idea... shaving a few seconds off the emergency
response time can mean the difference between life and death.
IN Q=Cardiac arrest
((SEAN REGAN/ORGANIZED BIKE SQUAD: CARDIAC ARREST, YOU'VE GOT ABOUT SIX OR
EIGHT MINUTES TO GET ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT THERE. IF WE CAN GO AHEAD AND BEGIN
THAT, IT'S ALL THE BETTER FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY.))
OUT Q=of the city.
IN Q=The EMS bikes
((The EMS bikes got a trial run last weekend at Liberty University's graduation
exercises. With more big events like the batteau festival and Fair by the James
scheduled for the riverfront this summer, they'll have plenty more chances to
prove their worth. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.))
All moms received the royal treatment at Mill Mountain Zoo today.
Moms got in free in honor of Mother's Day.
The special programs included the opening of a new exhibit.
Camp Wildcat allows visitors to compare their physical abilities to that of
IN Q=THE INTERACTIVE
((BECKY BEARD/SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR: THE INTERACTIVE PROGRAMING FOR CAMP
WILDCAT IS TO GIVE CHILDREN AND ADULTS OF ALL AGES A CHANCE TO COMPARE
THEMSELVES TO ANIMALS AND TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM.))
SUPER=01-Becky Beard/Special Events Coordinator;
OUT Q=ANIMAL KINGDOM
This covered area used to be the petting zoo.
Now zoo volunteers will use the space to talk with visitors about wild
animals and how these animals live in their natural habitats.
Nearly two thousand union workers are back on the job in Danville, while
another Danville employer closes down one of its plants.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
((A modernization and efficiency program has Dan River closing its Riverside
Mill over the next six months.
The textile giant won't say how many of its 350 workers there will lose
their jobs, but many will be able to transfer to other operations nearby.
Bell Atlantic and Nynex are disputing a report that says their proposed
merger will result in three times as many job cuts as they originally planned.
The Baby Bells are sticking to their target of three- thousand non- union
employees...Bell Atlantic has more than 12-hundred union workers in our area.
1800 union employees at the Goodyear plant in Danville are back on the job
after nearly three weeks on strike.
Goodyear workers across the country ratified a new six year contract
Also Thursday, as part of a sweeping set of changes, U-S Airways will close
its maintenance facility in Roanoke.
One hundred-eight union machinists will be affected... though they can be
relocated to Tampa, Charlotte or Pittsburgh.
Another strong week on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 98
points, the Nasdaq Composite surged 30 points.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next, Roy Stanley will let us know how Chip Sullivan fared in the
and you don't want to wipe your feet on these rugs.
It's the story of a Carroll County man's nationally recognized art.
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Garner Hensley's built his reputation from the ground-up.
He began his small-business as a carpet installer now his work is
nationally recognized as art.
Tracy Altizer has his story.
IN Q=Garner Hensley just calls them
SUPER=03-Carroll Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Garner Hensley/Flortec Designs; :40
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
(( Garner Hensley just calls them rugs, but his best customer keeps
They're wall- hangings, says the owner of this farmhouse where six of
Hensley's creations adorn the walls.
And when you look at the back of each piece, you begin to understand what an
intricate work of art it really is.
Each colored section is carefully drawn, cut and glued BACKWARDS piece by
((EACH PIECE IS DONE INDIVIDUALLY TO SHOW TRUE DEFINITION.))
((IT'S LIKE MAKING YOUR OWN PUZZLE AND THEM PUTTING YOUR OWN PUZZLE BACK
TOGETHER AGAIN. (LAUGH) ))
Each small puzzle is part of a larger one that's built in LAYERS.
((WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO AFTER THIS IS YOU HAVE TO MAKE A PATTERN OF THIS ENTIRE
PIECE AND USE IT AS THE INLAY PIECE INTO THIS PIECE. ))
It's a process Hensley has learned and perfected by doing.
A wall- hanging he created for the state capitol earned him thanks from
And CBS Sunday Morning has prominently displayed his sunburst on national
Now Hensley's art is overtaking his carpet business.
((BUT THIS IS STARTING TO GROW OUT MORE FROM WORD OF MOUTH, IT'S BEGINNING TO
DO IT. AND PEOPLE ARE COMING IN TO ORDER OR EITHER BUY SOME OF THE STUFF THAT
I'VE ALREADY DONE. ))
For Hensley, each piece is an expression of himself, his imagination.
((IT'S THE MANIFESTATION OF A THOUGHT, YOU HAVE A THOUGHT, AND THEN BEING ABLE
TO MANIFEST THAT THOUGHT IN SOME FORM OTHER THAN VERBAL. ))
And if it does nothing else, says this longtime carpet installer, turning
thought into art might just save his knees. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
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The Chicago Bulls are up 3 to 1 in their series with the Atlanta Hawks.
Chicago held off a fourth quarter rally to beat the Hawks 89 to 80.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/NBC SPORTS; :
Lenny Wilkins giving instructions to the Hawks from the Bench.
And in the first quarter, Dikembe Mutombo with the spin move on the
baseline for the jam.
But the Bulls took control in the first half Scottie Pippen pulls up and
hits three of his 26 points in the game.
The Bulls led by as many as 24 in the second half but Christian Laettner
takes it inside and scores and the lead was cut to three.
But with over 30 seconds left in SUPER=32-Chicago/89/Atlanta/80/;the
game Michael Jordan gets the steal and jam for two of his 27 and the Bulls win
it 89 to 80.
Patrick Ewing scored 25 points and had a game clinching block as New York
beat Miami to lead the playoff series 2 games to one.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/NBC SPORTS; :
Pat Riley arguing a call with the officials during the game.
Tim Hardaway misses the jumper but Alonzo Mourning goes to the hoop strong
for the jam and two of his 17 points on the day.
New York comes right back Larry Johnson takes it to the paint and hits the
fall away jumper the Knicks led 47 to 46.
Miami's Tim Hardaway pulls up on this play and hits the three pointer
giving the Heat a 52 to 50 lead.
Patrick Ewing blocked Tim SUPER=32-New York/77/Miami/73/;Hardaway's
three to tie it in the closing seconds he also had a game high 25 points in the
77 to 73 Knicks win.
In Seattle, Matt Maloney hit his eighth three pointer with 37 seconds
remaining in overtime as the Rockets beat the Seattle Supersonics 110 to 106.
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/NBC SPORTS; :
Charles Barkley shaking hands before the tip off.
The Sonics get it to Shawn Kemp for the jam and two of his 11 points before
he fouled out in the fourth quarter.
The Rockets come right back Maloney pulls up and hits the first of his 8
three's in the first quarter.
Gary Payton steps back behind the line for three of his 27 points and the
game went into overtime.
Houston goes to Maloney again he SUPER=32-Houston/110/Seattle/106/;hits
the three with 37 seconds left and the Rockets win and take a 3 games to 1 lead
in the series.
In the National Hockey league, Eric Lindros scored a pair of goals in a 41
second span as Philadelphia beat Buffalo 6 to 3.
The Flyers win the series in five games.
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/FOX SPORTS; :
In New Jersey, Adam Graves scored a wraparound goal with 14-seconds gone in
overtime to lead the New York Rangers to a 2 to 1 win over the Devils.
The Rangers have closed out their first
two playoff series by winning game five in overtime.
And coming up, The Avalanche loses in extra innings at Memorial Stadium The
Braves rout the Pirates.
And the Orioles send the Mariners packing at Camden Yard this afternoon.
For the second time in the weekend series, The Salem Avalanche and Prince
William Cannons went extra innings.
But this time the Bulls beat the Aavalanche 3 to 2 in 14.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Cannons; :
A little clowning around going on during the afternoon showdown between the
Avalanche and Bulls.
The game was a defensive battle through 8 innings. In the bottom of the
seventh Salem's Chad Gambill hits a fly ball to left field for an easy out in
Durham threatened in the top of the SUPER=37-Salem/2/Prince
William/3/;8-th but William Ortega's bunt was caught in the air and Salem
Pitcher Randall Scott throws to first for the double play and Prince William
wins the game 3 to 2 in 14.
The Rockets beat the Sonics, more later on Mornin'.
John Smoltz pitched a five hitter through seven and he also raised his
batting average to 400 with a double and a single in three at bats as the
Braves beat Pittsburgh 8 to 2.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/WTBS; :
Kenny Lofton relaxing in the outfield during the game.
Lofton would than have to get on his horse. Jason Kendall hits a shot that
goes over Lofton's head in centerfield scoring a run. Kendall gets a triple
and the game was tied at 2 to 2 in the fourth.
Then in the sixth, Javier Lopez SUPER=35-Atlanta/8/Pittsburgh/2/;hits
this shot over the left field wall for a two run homer the Braves took a 7 to 2
lead and Atlanta holds on to win it 8 to 2.
B.J. Surhoff matched his career high with six R-B-I's as the Orioles beat
the Seattle Mariners yesterday 9 to 5.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/MLB; :
Oriole third baseman Cal Ripken handing out roses on this Mother's day.
The Mariners trailed 1 to nothing until the top of the second that's when
Dan Wilson smokes this pitch for a solo homer over the left centerfield wall
and the score was tied 1 to 1.
The Orioles came back in the third SUPER=35-Baltimore/9/Seattle/5/;to
take the lead again. B.J. Surhoff hitting this two run homer over the right
field wall Baltimore led 3 to 1 and the Orioles go on to win it 9 to 5.
That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.
Bernie Williams had three hits including a solo homer4 to lead the New York
Yankees to a 3 to 2 win over Kansas City.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/MSG; :
Joe Torre and bob Watson pick up their championship rings this afternoon.
And in the bottom of the third, Bernie Williams sends this shot over the
left field wall for a solo homer and the Yankees took the 2 to nothing lead.
Then in the seventh Derek Jeter SUPER=35-New York/3/Kansas City/2/;hits a
bullet off the wall in left field for a double scoring a run New York led 3 to
nothing and the Yankees win it 3 to 2.
Albert Belle hit a grand slam and drove in five as Chicago beat Oakland.
For all of the scores lets go to the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0091-/Kansas City/2/j/New York/3////Seattle/5/j/Baltimore/9///;
SUPER=0092-j/Atlanta/8//Pittsburgh/2///j/New York/6//St. Louis/4///;
SUPER=0092-j/Montreal/6//Los Angeles/3//10 Innings//Cincinnati/4/j/San
SUPER=0096-j/New York/77//Miami/73//Knicks Lead
SUPER=0096-j/Chicago/89//Atlanta/80//Bulls Lead 3-1/;
SUPER=0103-j/N.Y. Rangers/2//New Jersey/1//Rangers Win
4-1/j/Philadelphia/6//Buffalo/3//Flyers Win 4-1/;
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OUT Q=....last score."
Chip Sullivan shot 73 today to finish even par at the BellSouth Classic.
SUPER=03-Duluth, GA/CBS SPORTS; :
Meantime, Scott McCarron hitting out of this bunker won the tournament he
shot a 3 under par 69. He finished at 14 under par.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/ESPN; :
In Charlotte, Jim Dent birdied the second hole of a sudden death playoff to
beat Lee Trevino and win the Home Depot Seniors Invitational.
He does wonders with wood--and his work is in such demand that he often
demand top price BEFORE he chisels his first piece of wood.
News 7's Stacey Martin has more.
IN Q=He works in
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Ernest Bryant/Furniture Maker; :29
SUPER=01-Jack Hutcheson/Client; :53
OUT Q=News 7, Floyd County.
((He works in this shack tucked away in Check, Virginia and he calls his
finished pieces just "THINGS."
But, anyone who owns an Ernest Bryant knows they're more like works of art.
Clients call with ideas and Bryant fashions them into solid creations--like
this fireplace mantle complete with double spiral celtic knots and dragons.
He got started after working as an art director for a magazine but he
quickly found out the job was not for him.
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IN Q=It was a job
((ERNEST BRYANT/FURNITURE MAKER: IT WAS A JOB THAT WASN'T FOR ME AND I WANTED
TO STRIKE OUT ON MY OWN AND SEE IF I COULD MAKE A LIVING DOING THINGS I WANTED
OUT Q=wanted to do
His first jobs were small, like refinishing old pieces of furniture and
making simple cabinets and interior doors.
But soon, clients began trusting his creative instincts--and they've been
doing so ever since.
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IN Q=I believe that
((JACK HUTCHESON/CLIENT: I BELIEVE THAT EARNEST BRYANT IS ONE OF THE MOST
TALENTED WOOD WORKERS I'VE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH BOTH IN TERMS OF
HIS ABILITY TO MANUFACTURER FURNITURE AND HIS ART AS WELL.))
OUT Q=art as well.
Bryant has no business cards and he doesn't advertise-- but he doesn't need
Clients hear of his work through word of mouth and buyers come from as far
away as England and Lebanon.
But, they all share one thing in common--satisfaction.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Floyd County.))