Two teens accused of the execution style murder of a Lynchburg woman will be
formally charged today in Appomattox.
And the prosecution wraps up its case in the Oklahoma City bombing trial
today on an emotional note.
Stick around. News 7 at Noon is next.
GRAPHIC=Oklahoma Bombing Trial
After 19 days of testimony and more than 130 witnesses, the prosecution
plans to rest its case today against Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy
Yesterday prosecutors wrapped up the last major issue of their case, the
testing of crucial physical evidence at the F-B-I lab.
Dave Fehling reports.
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/April 19, 1995; :00
SUPER=01-John Walsh/CBS News Legal Consultant; 1:09
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:18
OUT Q=CBS News, Denver;
THE BOMB THAT BLEW UP THE MURRAH BUILDING WEIGHED HUNDREDS OF
POUNDS BUT SCIENTIFICALLY PROVING WHO SET IT IS A MATTER OF MICROSCOPIC
ON THE STAND, STEVEN BURMEISTER, A TOP FBI BOMB EXPERT.
HE TESTIFIED THAT HE FOUND TINY TRACES OF BOMB CHEMICALS ON TIM
MCVEIGH'S CLOTHES...AND LIKE A CHEMISTRY TEACHER USING VISUAL AIDES, HE SHOWED
THE JURY WHAT A HOMEMADE, FERTILIZER AND FUEL OIL TRUCK BOMB COULD DO.
THIS F-B-I DEMONSTRATION TAPE WAS MADE TWO YEARS BEFORE THE
OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING IN PREPARATION FOR THE WORLD TRADE CENTER CASE IN WHICH A
RENTAL TRUCK WAS USED TO HAUL THE EXPLOSIVES.
BUT BURMEISTER, WHILE THE FIRST WITNESS TO LINK MCVEIGH TO THE
BOMBING SCIENTIFICALLY, IS ALSO ONE OF THE BIGGEST TARGETS FOR THE DEFENSE.
MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEYS HAMMERED AT BURMEISTER FOR SEVERAL HOURS,
TRYING TO INFER THE FBI'S CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION WAS POORLY COORDINATED AND
AND THAT ANY EXPLOSIVES RESIDUE ON MCVEIGH'S CLOTHING CAME EITHER
FROM CONTAMINATION FROM SOURCES LIKE THE CRIME LAB'S OWN SUPPLIES OF BOMB
MATERIALS...OR FROM THE GUNPOWDER IN MCVEIGH'S HANDGUN THAT HE CARRIED IN A
"THE PROSECUTION'S CASE IS NEARLY COMPLETE. IT WILL END, NOT WITH THE DRY
TESTIMONY OF SCIENTISTS, BUT WITH THE HIGHLY EMOTIONAL ACCOUNTS FROM PEOPLE
WHO WERE THERE THAT DAY IN OKLAHOMA Dave Fehling, CBS News Denver.))
Arraignment is scheduled today for the two teenagers police say shot and
killed a Lynchburg woman.
18-year old Brandon Wayne Hedrick of Campbell County is charged with capital
murder in the death of 23-year old Lisa Yvonne Crider.
Another 18-year old, Trevor Anthony Jones of Lynchburg, faces a murder
Police say information they received last week helped them identify Hedrick
and Jones as suspects in Crider's murder.
The two were picked up Saturday afternoon in Lincoln, Nebraska, where Jones
traveled to see a family member.
It's the Senate's turn to work on the budget.
Early this morning, after lengthy debate, the HOUSE passed the balanced
Budget Amendment by a vote of 333 to 99.
The plan promises to eliminate the deficit by the year 2002 while cutting
taxes for many families, investors and college students.
In other news from Washington, President Clinton is meeting with some 80 U-S
mayors to discuss the war on drugs.
In a roundtable discussion they are going go over what the mayors call
their "Action Plan to Control Drugs."
Yesterday, the mayors heard from Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin about an
administration crackdown on money-laundering.
Rubin says the new regulations will strike at drug traffickers where it
hurts most -- in their profits.
The mother of JonBenet Ramsey has supplied Colorado police with a fifth
It will be compared with a ransom note Patsy Ramsey found several hours
before JonBonet's body was discovered. Past handwriting samples have been
Meantime, a judge has delayed an order to release portions of JonBenet's
autospy report for another 15 days -- pending a ruling from the Colorado Court
The county attorney argued yesterday that releasing the information would
damage the murder investigation.
Some of the racing community's best known faces were among the crowd paying
their final respects to Betty Mae Wood last night in Stuart.
Wood, the wife of team owner Leonard Wood, died in a weekend car crash.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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SUPER=03-Stuart/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Ned Jarrett/NASCAR Commentator; :22
SUPER=03-Rowan Co., NC/WBTV; :44
SUPER=01-Geoff Bodine/QVC Ford Driver; :56
SUPER=01-Jimmy Hensley/NASCAR Truck Series Driver; 1:03
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.
(( There wasn't enough parking, let alone seats, for everyone who gathered in
memory of Betty Mae Wood.
The 64- year old wife and mother died in a car crash over the weekend.
Betty Mae was a familiar face around Stuart-- not to mention the racing
Her husband, Leonard co-owns one of Nascar's most successful race teams.
IN Q=It's such
((NED JARRETT:IT'S SUCH A SAD SITUATION TO HAPPEN TO SUCH A GREAT FAMILY
BECAUSE THEY, I THINK, MANY PEOPLE CONSIDER THEM TO BE THE FIRST FAMILY IN
NASCAR RACING AND TO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN TO THEM IT'S VERY VERY
OUT Q=very, very sad.
The Woods were on their way home from the Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday
night when a car crossed the median striking the family van head on.
Leonard Wood was treated and released-- but his daughter and granddaughter
For drivers, like Geoff Bodine, the tragedy is a grim reminder of the long
hours they ALL spend on the road.
IN Q=You know
((GEOFF BODINE/: YOU KNOW, WE ALL HOLD OUR BREATH EVERY WEEK, TO MAKE SURE AND
JUST HOPE AND PRAY THAT EVERYONE GETS HOME SAFE AND UNFORTUNATELY THAT DIDN'T
OUT Q=didn't happen.
IN Q=I guess
((JIMMY HENSLEY/:I GUESS A LOT OF US HAS BEEN REAL LUCKY OVER THE YEARS THAT
SOMETHING LIKE THIS HASN'T TOUCHED HOME BEFORE NOW. ))
OUT Q=before now.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at Moody Funeral home.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Stuart.))
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Southwest Virginia is the messy topic in the latest mud slinging in the
race for governor.
Going once, going twice... SOLD the contents of La Maison are on the
auctioning block. We'll have a live report.
First, let's check in with Patrick.
music up full
La Maison restaurant is disappearing piece by piece.
The restaurant, which has been part of Roanoke for almost 20 years, closed
its doors in February.
It went on the auction block this morning.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Eric/Microwave
Eric Earnhart is at the auction where the building itself should go on sale
rollcue: looking for something sentimental
OUT Q=going to miss it.
(Eric ad libs over :20 video)
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Eric/Microwave
Quotes in last week's Kingsport Times- News by candidate for governor Don
Beyer has sparked new controversy in the race.
Republican opponent Jim Gilmore says comments made by Beyer are an insult to
According to the paper, Beyer says "thousands" of Southwest Virginia homes
need "indoor plumbing and a clean and dependable water supply."
Gilmore also blasted a 1994 quote where Beyer allegedly said southwest
Virginians lacked the education and "chutzpah" to start their own businesses.
Gilmore says Beyer shows a derogatory attitude.
Beyer's plumbing remarks came during his visit to Russell County last week
where the Democrat talked about water and sewer problems which resulted from
flash flooding last year.
Anti-Smoking advocates may be hoping to cut the DEMAND for tobacco in the
But worldwide, there are still not enough tobacco farmers to meet the
So Philip Morris has thrown five million dollars into an effort to recruit
and assist tobacco farmers.
IN Q=In burley
((AL GLASS/VA. FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: IN BURLEY THE LAST TWO YEARS YOU'VE HAD
TWO SHORT CROPS, PRIMARILY DUE TO WET WEATHER AND A FUNGUS CALLED BLUE MOLD.
ALSO, WE SEE A HIGH DEMAND FOR WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE AMERICAN BLEND CIGARETTE.))
SUPER=01-Al Glass/Virginia Farm Bureau Federation;
Internationally popular brands like Marlboro use that blend.
Philip Morris has founded the Farm Income Improvement Foundation to help
burley farmers "modernize" their operations.
In Virginia, burley farmers are expected to fall about 13 million pounds
short of their allowed quota this year.
Officials in Pittsylvania County put the brakes on a proposed new road in
Designers said the "Old 97 parkway" would relieve traffic back-ups along
North Main Street and the Franklin Turnpike.
But last night the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors unanimously
withdrew the proposal.
The Supervisors say they want Danville officials to consider other plans to
improve the flow of traffic.
Opponents of the plan feared it would have inconvenienced residents who live
along the turnpike and business owners.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When we come back, saved by the bell--
or should we say ring. The telephone is Roanoke students' newest cure for
end of the year panic.
**Note Anchor Tag**
This is crunch time for many students in the Roanoke Valley. A time when
students cram for exams, write papers and worry about their final grades.
For those students who are sweating out their last few days, in many cases,
help is a just phone call away.
Stacey Martin has more.
IN Q=(RING) Good Afternoon
SUPER=01-Sybil Taylor/Teacher; :22
OUT Q=S. Martin, News 7
use file tape: 95-76; 95-5
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IN Q=(Ring) Good afternoon,
(( (RING) GOOD AFTERNOON. THANK YOU FOR CALLING THE BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC
TELEVISION STATION TO REACH THE HOMEWORK HELPLINE PRESS 5.))
OUT Q=help line press 5
For many students, this recording means help is nearby. It's the homework
helpline...an answering service that connects students to local teachers.
But, don't call up expecting easy answers.
SOT 17.43.56 - 17.44.12
IN Q=I look at
((SYBIL TAYLOR/HIGHLAND PARK LEARNING CENTER TEACHER: I LOOK AT MYSELF AS THE
FACILITATOR AND NOT JUST HERE'S THE ANSWER, BECAUSE WE WANT TO EMPOWER OUR
CHILDREN AS LEARNERS. SO I WORK WITH THE CHILDREN TO HELP THEM TO GET THE
PROCESS THEY NEED TO GO THROUGH TO ACHIEVE WHATEVER THE QUESTION MIGHT BE.))
OUT Q= question might be
This is peak season for the helpline which has fielded about five thousand
calls since it started-up four years ago.
Teachers help students from first to twelfth grade in subjects including
social studies, science, and especially...
SOT 17.44.21 - 17.44.33
IN Q=I particularly seem
((SYBIL TAYLOR/HIGHLAND PARK LEARNING CENTER TEACHER: I PARTICULARLY SEEM TO
GET MORE CALLS IN MATH. AND, I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT THEY'RE SEEKING HELP.
THEY'RE NOT JUST, OH I CAN'T GET THIS SO I'M GIVING UP.))
OUT Q=I'm giving up
Blue Ridge Public Television operates the help line.
And, teachers get paid a minimal fee for waiting by the phone.
Students can call in every weeknight except Fridays and get help, but time
is running out. After June fifth the service goes on its summer break.
Stacey Martin, News 7.
**FULLSCREEN HOMEWORK HOTLINE**
And the helpline telephone number is 3-4-4-0-9-9-1. Again, that's
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SUPER=301-66/36/W 9 G 17/30.07f/96/1941/42/1950;
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was
DOWN 11 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
The Avalanche is on a "roll" against the Hillcats on the diamond.
a N-B-C sports commentator is in hot water with the law.
MUSIC UP FULL
N-B-C Sportscaster Marv Albert is scheduled to appear in an Arlington
courtroom tomorrow to face charges of assualt and forcible sodomy.
A woman claims Albert attacked her February 12th in an Arlington hotel
Albert denies the woman's claims.
Albert can still count on his award from the Basketball Hall of Fame.
A Hall spokesman says Albert will receive his Curt Gowdy media award as
scheduled May 31st in Springfield, Massachussetts.
The Chicago Bulls came from behind last night to win game one of their
eastern conference final with the Heat.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/TNT; :00
Miami, and in particular, Alonzo Mourning were unstoppable in the first half
as the Heat had a double digit lead most of the first two quarters.
But Chicago slowly battled back and this play gave them the lead for good
with just over three minutes to play in the game.
Michael Jordan to Ron Harper, and the Bulls take game one 84 to 77.
The Philadelphia Flyers have taken a 2 games to 1 lead on the Rangers in
their best of seven eastern conference final.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Flyers vs Rangers - Game 3; :00
Eric Lindros led the way last night with a hat trick.
And here's the goal that got it all started for the Flyers. Lindros comes
around the back with the wrap around.
Mike Richter appears to have stopped it. But the refs go to instant replay,
and as you can see the puck was clearly in the net. Flyers win it 7-to-3.
The Salem Avalanche rocked the Lynchburg Hillcats for the third straight game
last night by pounding out a 9-to-5 win.
SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs. Avalanche; :00
A decent crowd at Salem Memorial, and you're never too old to catch a foul
ball and take home a souvenir.
Salem's Clint Bryant singles over the infield and chases home Ben Petrick to
make it 2-to-nothing Salem in the bottom of the second.
Then in the bottom of the third, Garrett Neubart bunts one right in front of
the plate, the Cats go for the out at first, and Elvis Pena slyly sneaks on
home to make it 3-to-nothing.
David Feuerstein smacks one into center. Tal Light and Ben Petrick score and
Salem beats Lynchburg 9 to 5.
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On the high school diamond, Floyd County and Glenvar each earn automatic
berths with semi-finals wins in the Three Rivers tourament.
SUPER=03-Radford/Highlanders vs. Radford; :00
In the opener, the tournament's top seeded Glenvar Highlanders battled the
Bobcats of Radford.
With the bases loaded,Glenvar's SUPER=34-Glenvar/13/Radford/4;
Brett Willet knocks one to center; scoring John Kassebaum from third base.
Brian Ferguson gets caught in the rundown, but gets beaned in the head with the
ball and scores.
Glenvar wins it 13 to 4.
SUPER=04-Buffaloes vs. Spartans;
The Highlanders will face the Floyd County Buffaloes after they trampled
Floyd took an early 2-nothing lead.
Later in the game, giles pitcher Ben Brown walks in three runs to give Floyd a
5-nothing lead and the Buffaloes down the Spartans 7 to 4.
Northside easily advanced in Blue Ridge district tournament softball action.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Wildcats vs. Vikings; :00
And they did it in dominating fashion.
We pick it up in the bottom of the fourth. Northside's Katie Hail connects
on the infield single that plates Jenell Holler from third base.
Later in the inning, Holler would score again; this time crossing the
plate on a wild pitch.
The Lady Vikings win it 17 to nothing to
advance in the Blue Ridge Tournament.
They'll next play Salem or Christiansburg.
They may be down, but they're not out.
**Southeast Stories promo board**
Residents of Southeast Roanoke say they have hope they can begin to reverse
years of decline in their neighborhood.
Tonight Joe Dashiell has the final part of Southeast Stories: One
Neighborhood's Struggle. Watch for it on News 7 at 6 and 11.
Barbie and Ken have a new friend.
Mattel today introduces "Share a Smile Becky."
She's a fashion doll like Barbie but is seated in a bright pink
Mattel says she portrays real-world diversity.
A Texas pilot has successfully retraced Charles Lindbergh's historic solo
flight across the Atlantic.
Bill Signs landed his cessna near Paris this morning, some 22 hours after
taking off from New York.
He was greeted by hundreds of cheering fans.
It was roughly the same time Lindbergh touched down in France 70 years ago.