Coming up next on News 7 at six... Orchard owners feared the worst... we'll
find out what the cold spring did to their crop.
And a local driver recovers from a serious speedway crash.
In sports, The Knicks take the advantage in their playoff series with the
Heat. Highlights from Major League Baseball.
And over in Salem, The Avalanche and Bulls hooked up in a pitchers duel.
After record cold temperatures this morning, It's been a cloud free Sunday.
Tomorrow afternoon, the clouds make a return visit.
The Forecast Details ahead.
A driver injured in an accident at the New River Valley Speedway is in
stable condition tonight.
David Bryant was hurt in last night's mini-cup event.
His car apparently struck the wall after a multi-car collision.
Bryant was taken to Radford Hospital and then airlifted to Roanoke Memorial.
The cool spring has created some anxious moments for Southwest Virginia
It continued this weekend as Lynchburg tied a record low over night.
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;
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.
Roanoke College will be beefing up its Honors Program, thanks to an alumni
file tape 96-72
Doctor Charles Davis Junior left the school one million dollars in his
will--the money will be used to provide yearly scholarships to honors students
at Roanoke College.
Preference will be given to students from southwest Virginia.
On this Mother's Day, Virginia's Friends of Incarcerated Women has a
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.
With flashing lights and wailing sirens, ambulances can easily maneuver
through heavy traffic, but what about large crowds of people?
That's where an E-M-S bike squad can help out.
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.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at Six-- we'll hear about a Floyd County furniture
maker who's work is sold before he even starts making it.
And Richmond officials feared the worst and tried to ban it.
But the Marilyn Manson concert stop went off without a hitch.
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Nearly two thousand union workers are back on the job in Danville, while
more than one hundred union machinists in Roanoke will be affected by sweeping
changes at U-S Airways.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
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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.))
A concert Richmond city officials tried to ban went off without a hitch
Officials tried to keep shock-rock group Marilyn Manson from playing at the
city-owned Richmond Coliseum.
But when a lawsuit was threatened they relented.
Despite all the controversy, it was a pretty typical Manson concert stop.
And while cameras were not allowed inside, there was plenty to see outside.
IN Q=WHY DO YOU
((WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE THE DEVIL? WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE A LYING LOSER?
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF EQUAL RIGHTS?))
OUT Q=EQUAL RIGHTS
Police say no arrests were made.
Richmond City Council is working on a new plan for the coliseum so they
don't get stung by another band they never heard of.
He's a master craftsman. In fact his work is so good that it's sold 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.
SOT 15.02.42 - 15.02.51
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.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Next on News 7 at Six, calling all moms ...
Mill Mountain Zoo salutes mothers on their special day with lots of freebies
MUSIC UP FULL
Mill Mountain Zoo rolled out the red carpet for moms today.
All 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.
Today is Mother's Day--a time to show appreciation for moms and all they do,
like giving words of wisdom.
We asked a few people about the best advice their mom gave them?
IN Q=TO ALWAYS TAKE
((JEANNE ANDERSON: TO ALWAYS TAKE TIME WITH YOUR CHILDREN TO ALWAYS PUT THEM
FIRST, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR CHILDREN.))
((WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOUR MOM EVER GAVE YOU?
EDDIE ANDERSON: TO MARRY HER. THAT'S THE BEST ADVICE I COULD HAVE EVER GOTTEN
SHE'S HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY THROUGHOUT MY LIFE SO FAR.))
((RALYNDA DUDLEY: TO NEVER BE AFRAID TO SAY I LOVE YOU. SHOW A LOT OF LOVE.
THAT'S THE BEST THING.))
((NOW THAT YOU HAVE A BABY OF YOUR OWN, HOW HAS THAT CHANGED YOUR PERSPECTIVE
OF YOUR OWN MOM?
ELIZABETH HIX: CONSIDERABLY. SHE WAS RIGHT ALL THOSE YEARS. A LOT MORE
APPRECIATION FOR EVERYTHING SHE'S DONE FOR ME.))
SUPER=07-Jeanne Anderson; :00
SUPER=07-Eddie Anderson; :06
SUPER=07-Ralynda Dudley; :16
SUPER=07-Elizabeth Hix; :23
OUT Q=SHE'S DONE FOR ME
And coming up, The Avalanche and Bulls hooked up in an afternoon game at
Memorial Stadium. Highlights from Major League Baseball.
And the Knicks win at the Garden to take a one game lead on Miami in the
Eastern Conference Playoffs.
The Salem Avalanche was going after its second win in a row against the
Durham Bulls this afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Bulls; :
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/Durham/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
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.
Ken Griffey Junior and the Seattle Mariners were at Camden Yard this
afternoon taking on the Baltimore Orioles.
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.
The New York Knicks have taken a 2 games to one lead on Miami in their
Eastern Conference Playoff series.
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 the Western Conference playoffs, The Houston Rockets were in Seattle for
game three against the Rockets.
And Houston takes a 3 to 1 lead in the best of seven series with the 110
to 106 overtime win in game four.
The Bulls won by 20 yesterday in their series with the Atlanta Hawks.
Chicago leads the series two games to one. And this afternoon the Bulls took a
33 to 19 lead on the Hawks after the first quater.
The Utah Jazz is one game closer to advancing to the N-B-A western
The Jazz took a 3 to 1 lead with yesterdays 110 to 95 win over the Los
SUPER=03-Inglewood, CA/NBC SPORTS; :
Karl Malone rebounded yesterday he went 18 for 18 from the free throw linea
and he scored 42 points in the Jazz victory.
IN Q="Karl's always
((JERRY SLOAN/JAZZ HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Jerry Sloan/Jazz Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.....shoot the ball."
The Jazz is not ready to claim the series and advance to the conference
There are still memories of game number three in which the Lakers dominated
at both ends of the floor.
IN Q="our guys
OUT Q=.....where to go."
Utah can eliminated the lakers in game five tomorrow night at the Delta
Center in Utah.
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It started as a small business, installing carpet and flooring.
Now, for Garner Hensley it's an art form that's earned him national
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. ))
thought into art might just save his knees. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
And if it does nothing else, says this longtime carpet installer, turning