06:00-01

E-Knowles

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=Knowles


A Montgomery County jury will resume deliberations this morning.
Yesterday members spent more than two hours considering the evidence against murder suspect Michael Knowles.
Knowles has a history of bizarre behavior, and that was evident yesterday in a trial that hinges on his mental health.
Joe Dashiell has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Did it diminish
SUPER=01-Carl McGraw/Psychologist; :07
SUPER=01-Michael Knowles/Defendant; :29
SUPER=@Joe1; 1:00
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=JD News 7 Christiansburg



(( SOT
IN Q=Did it diminish

(( ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=I would agree.


There were only two defense witnesses, the psychologist who diagnosed Michael Knowles as a classic paranoid schizophrenic, and the defendant himself.
As members of his family watched in the courtroom, Knowles told the jury that he was trying to threaten his wife into coming back home... not kill her.
SOT
IN Q=Did you

(( ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=my family.


And once all of the evidence was in and the jury was preparing to leave, he spoke again.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=I am a prophet of God.

((I AM A PROPHET OF GOD, AND WILLING TO DIE TO PROVE THAT. IT IS MORE SERIOUS THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINE.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=you could possibly imagine.


Michael Knowles outburst and comments that followed from others in the courtroom prompted the defense to ask for a mistrial.
The judge denied that motion, instead warning jurors to disregard the the incident.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Christiansburg.))

E-Cole


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=abr
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A man who accumulated eleven misdemeanors and seventeen felonies in five years was sentenced yesterday for killing his girlfriend's toddler.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Steven Wayne Cole pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of two- year- old Joshua Blevins.
SUPER=03-Hillsville/File Tape;


Cole received a thirty year sentence with ten years suspended.
He could face more prison time for unrelated crimes.
(----------------)


bombing-trial


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


The fate of Timothy McVeigh could soon be in the hands of the jurors in the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Closing arguments begin this morning and then the judge gives the jury final instructions.
The defense rested its case yesterday trying to discredit the testimony of key prosecution witness Michael Fortier, a one-time friend of McVeigh's.
Family members of bomb victims are praising the prosecution's case.
(----------------)



P-Methanol-Spill


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=none


A chemical leak in northwest Roanoke County can be attributed to a corroded pipe.
That, according to investigators.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality reports three- thousand gallons of methanol leaked into the ground at the Ingersoll Rand Rock Drill plant.
There are homes near the facility.
But the D-E-Q says nearby residents aren't in any danger.
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Methanol is defined as a volatile, flammable, and poisonous form of alcohol.
It's often used as a solvent and antifreeze.

P-Drowning-Heros


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=None


The bravery and courage of two brothers almost saved the life of a drowning man.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Nathan and Jesse Foutz received the first ever Director's Award for Heroism for trying to save a drowning man at Smith Mountain Lake last month.
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Month;


The brothers risked their own lives trying to rescue Vietnam war veteran Gary Marshall... but their attempt was not successful.
It was a day the Foutz family will always remember.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:26:56
IN Q=I can't swim

((LANCE FOUTZ/FATHER: I CAN'T SWIM AND HAVING TO WITNESS THE WHOLE THING FROM THE SHORE WAS AN EXPERIENCE I'LL NEVER FORGET. WONDERING WHETHER THEY WOULD MAKE IT TO THE MAN OR NOT. AND WONDERING IF THEY WOULD MAKE IT BACK AFTER THEY HAD GOTTEN OUT THERE. ))
SUPER=01-Lance Foutz/Nathan and Jesse's Father;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=gotten out there
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Members of the Marshall family were on hand to thank the brothers for their rescue attempt.
Gary Marshall's sister presented each of them with a rose before the ceremony.
(----------------)



E-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=VMI


Females entering Virginia Military Institute will, for all intents and purposes, be treated as any other "brother rat"... according to the school's latest status report.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Female rats will not have locks on their dormitory rooms.
If a cadet is changing her clothes, she will be allowed to draw the shades.
Anyone wishing to enter that room must knock and have permission to enter.
As expected, female rats will get the traditional 'crop cut' for the first six weeks.
After that they'll still have to keep their hair short... but quote-- "not so short as to be unattractive in a civilian setting."
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


65 women have been accepted to V-M-I... 32 of them have secured a spot.

P-taylor


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=none


Car wrecks can stop a race momentarily, but financial problems could put a permanent stop to racing at Franklin County Speedway.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Whitey Taylor's not making regular payments on a 25 thousand dollar loan he took out in 19-85.
Now his creditors are planning to auction the speedway June 10th unless Taylor settles the debt.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:06:31
IN Q=i'm about

((WHITEY TAYLOR/FRANKLIN COUNTY SPEEDWAY: I'M ABOUT 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS OUT RIGHT NOW, AND I'VE GOT TO SOMEHOW BETWEEN NOW AND JUNE 10TH-- I'VE GOT TO RAISE THIS MONEY.))
SUPER=01-Whitey Taylor/Franklin Co. Speedway;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=this money
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Taylor says cold weather has hampered ticket sales this year.
He's thinking of lowering ticket prices to five dollars, and having a family night to raise money--
But he's really counting on his friends to bail him out.
(////SOT/////)
SOT 14:14:03
IN Q=I WANT MY FRIENDS

((WHITEY TAYLOR: I WANT MY FRIENDS, IF THEY'RE MY FRIENDS, I WANT THEM TO SHOW UP NOW, TO SHOW UP WITH MONEY, OR TO SEND MONEY, TO BAIL ME OUT. THAT'S WHAT I'M ASKING FOR, AND I WANT TO FIND OUT WHO MY FRIENDS ARE, DON'T WAIT TILL I DIE TO SEND THE FLOWERS, CAUSE I WON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT. SEND IT NOW, IF YOU GOT IT, GIVE IT TO ME.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=give it to me.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Taylor says if he can't come up with the money, he may have to file for bankruptcy before the June auction.
(----------------)



Education


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=education


The state Board of Education is considering a one-year delay in imposing new high school graduation requirements.
School districts have complained that students need more time to prepare for the changes.
The Department of Education in February proposed requiring high school students to take more history, math and science courses for a standard diploma.
Critics say the emphasis on basic subjects could crowd out art, music and vocational electives.

E-Vets-Cemetery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=None


It took five governors and 16 years, but yesterday the gates opened on a new federal cemetary in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It's a strange
SUPER=03-Amelia Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Charlie Montgomery/VVA State Council; :15
SUPER=@Allen; :41
SUPER=01-Donald Duncan/Va. Dept. of Veterans Affairs; :52
SUPER=01-Luther Anderson/VFW State Commander; 1:06
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:12
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Amelia County.


(( It's a strange sight.
Rows of marble plaques with NO names, behind which will rest ashes.
Acres of a cemetery with NO markers.
But all too soon, these 125 acres in Amelia County will be busy with more than celebration.
sot TAPE ONE 11:34:42

((CHARLIE MONTGOMERY/VVA STATE COUNCIL: THE VETERANS CEMETERY IN VIRGINIA IS LONG OVERDUE AND WE STILL NEED MORE FOR OUR AGING VETERANS. WE HAVE ONLY STARTED THE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.))
runs=:11


The dedication of the first state-run veterans cemetery in Virginia caps off a fight that has spanned five governors.
Doug Wilder finally made a state commitment.
He won a bronze star.
Perhaps ironically, it was the one without any military record who saw it to completion.
sot 11:57:31 TAPE ONE

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THIS CEMETERY BEARS THE SILENT TESTIMONY TO WHAT SO MANY FRIENDS AND FAMILIES HERE KNOW FIRSTHAND: THAT FREEDOM DOES NOT COME WITHOUT A PRICE.))
runs=:10



sot TAPE TWO 12:08:47

((DONALD DUNCAN/VA. DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS: WE'RE PHASING OUT SOME OF THE NATIONAL CEMETERIES AND WE HAVE A LOT-- WORLD WAR TWO, WHICH HAS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF VETERANS THAT HAVE SERVED THIS COUNTRY ARE ALL GETTING OLDER AND MANY OF THEM ARE DYING. AND SO WE NEED THIS PLACE AS A FINAL RESTING PLACE FOR THOSE SOLDIERS.))
runs=:15



sot TAPE ONE 11:32:13

((LUTHER ANDERSON/VFW STATE COMMANDER: THEY BROUGHT OUR FREEDOM WITH THEIR SACRIFICES. AND GOD BLESS ALL OF 'EM.))
runs=:06



sot STANDUP tape two 12:48:36

((OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THE REMAINS OF THE FIRST VETERANS WILL START BEING INTERRED IN THIS CEMETERY. OVER THE NEXT 30 YEARS, THE REMAINS OF 55- THOUSAND VIRGINIA VETERANS WILL BE LAID TO REST HERE. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, AMELIA COUNTY.))
runs=:12))


OK-TRIAL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


Jurors in the Oklahoma City bombing trial could begin deliberating the fate of Timothy McVeigh as early as today.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Closing statements begin this morning and then the judge gives the jury final instructions.
The defense rested its case yesterday trying to discredit the testimony of key prosecution witness Michael Fortier, a one-time friend of McVeigh's.
(----------------)



Megan-trial


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales

****ANCHOR TAG on 2-shot**
A New Jersey jury today begins deliberating the case of the man accused of raping and killing Megan Kanka.
Her 19-94 murder inspired a national movement that changed laws pertaining to convicted sex offenders.
If convicted defendant Jesse Timmendequas (tih-MEHN'-deh-kwahs) could face the death penalty.
Charles Molineaux files this report.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

4:07:28
SUPER=03-Trenton, NJ;
SUPER=01-Charles Molineaux/Reporting;
RUNS=1:06
OUT Q=sit down right now.(bite)


2-shot
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


That was Charles Molineaux reporting.

P-Cole


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=abr
TAPE#597-21
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


He was convicted of killing his girlfriend's toddler and now he will spend at least 20- years behind bars.
(----------------)
VO-NAT video from 597-11 - 97-03
SUPER=03-Hillsville/File Tape;


Steven Wayne Cole pleaded guilty to second degree murder back in March for the death of two- year- old Joshua Blevins.
Cole told police he was high on drugs when he shoved the child into a wall in the summer of 19-95.
A judge suspended 10-years of the 30 year sentence, Cole will serve 20-years withOUT parole
Cole could get more jail time--for crimes committed before the murder.
(----------------)



JARRELL


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


In Texas, rescue workers are still combing through the rubble looking for victims of deadly tornadoes.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jarrell, TX;


At least 27 people were killed when the twisters struck Tuesday, many others are still missing.
The town of Jarrell has been declared a disaster area by Texas Governor George W. Bush.
Federal disaster officials are expected to arrive today to help survivors deal with the destruction.
(----------------)


E-Methanol-Spill


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=NONE


Investigators say a corroded pipe caused a chemical leak in the northwest section of Roanoke County.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality reports three-thousand gallons of methanol leaked into the ground at the Ingersoll Rand Rock Drill plant.
The D-E-Q says residents of nearby homes are in NO immediate danger.
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Methanol is defined as a volatile, flammable, and poisonous form of alcohol.
It's often used as a solvent and antifreeze.

E-Franklin-Speedway


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=Taylor


The owner of the Franklin County Speedway is afraid his track has crashed against the financial wall too many times.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Whitey Taylor says he's behind on payments for a 25 thousand dollar loan, and his creditors want 20 thousand dollars by June 10th.
Otherwise, the Speedway goes up for auction.
(////SOT/////)
SOT 14:14:03
IN Q=I WANT MY FRIENDS

((WHITEY TAYLOR: I WANT MY FRIENDS, IF THEY'RE MY FRIENDS, I WANT THEM TO SHOW UP NO, TO SHOW UP WITH MONEY, OR TO SEND MONEY, TO BAIL ME OUT. THAT'S WHAT I'M ASKING FOR, AND I WANT TO FIND OUT WHO MY FRIENDS ARE, DON'T WAIT TILL I DIE TO SEND THE FLOWERS, CAUSE I WON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT. SEND IT NOW, IF YOU GOT IT, SEND IT TO ME.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=give it to me.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./1980;


Taylor blames his financial troubles on a failed Willie Nelson concert at the track back in 19-80.
When the concert never happened, angry fans set fire to a barn on an adjoining property.
Taylor had to replace the barn, and he lost money on the concert, putting him more than 200 thousand dollars in debt.
Now he said he's considering declaring bankruptcy.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:47:42
IN Q=i don't want

((WHITEY TAYLOR/FRANKLIN COUNTY SPEEDWAY: I DON'T WANT TO, BUT IF IT COMES TO IT, I WILL. LARGER CORPORATIONS THAN WHITEY TAYLOR HAVE BANKRUPTED BEFORE. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=bankrupted before
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Year;


Taylor says he could have SCRAPED-BY financially, but a colder than normal spring put the brakes on ticket sales.
(----------------)



E-Truck-Belts


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check


In this morning's Health Check,
The Virginia Pediatric Society says SS=Safety Belts

as many as three children each year die when they're thrown from the back of a pickup truck. Such an accident
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./May 24;


happened in Montgomery County last Saturday.
Seven- year- old Samantha Rentch was thrown from the back of a pickup when it crashed into another car.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Doctor Hugh Craft, who heads Community Hospital's pediatric intensive care unit, AND the pediatric society, says he and his colleagues will make another attempt to ban unrestrained children in pickup truck beds.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:06:38 pickup safety tape
IN Q=For us this

(( FOR US THIS IS KIND OF A NO BRAINER, IT'S VERY MUCH LIKE WHY SHOULD YOU PUT A CHILD SAFETY SEAT IN THE CAR, CHILDREN RIDING IN THE BACK OF PICKUP TRUCKS ARE AT RISK NOT ONLY BECAUSE THEY MIGHT BE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT, BUT OVER HALF THE CHILDREN THAT ARE KILLED OR INJURED RIDING IN THE BACK OF PICKUP TRUCKS ARE THROWN OUT JUST DURING REGULAR OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Hugh Craft/Va. Pediatric Society;
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=of the vehicle
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Governor Allen has vetoed pickup truck restraint legislation twice.
Craft says the bill's legislative sponsors will re-introduce the bill next year, in hopes that Governor Allen's successor will have a different viewpoint.
(toss to bump)


p-knowles


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jda
TAPE#597-24
SS=knowles


Jurors will return this morning to continue weighing the evidence in the murder trial of Michael Knowles.
They deliberated for more than two hours yesterday.
Jurors are trying to decide if Michael Knowles is guilty of first degree murder.
The Christiansburg man says he did NOT intend to kill his wife or wound his daughter.
Jurors returned to the courtroom yesterday to ask a couple of questions during their deliberations.
But It was an outburst by Knowles that provided the drama--
Joe Dashiell has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=STARTS ON BITE
SUPER=01-Michael Knowles/Defendant; :06
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :17
SUPER=@joe1; :45
RUNS=:58
OUT=NEWS-7 CHRISTIANSBURG



P-VMI


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=VMI


Nearly half of the 65 women accepted into the first co-ed class at Virginia Military Institute have secured their spot in the Rat Line.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


According to a quarterly report, the orientation program will include group sessions on sexual harassment, hazing and fraternization.
V-M-I also clarified its dating policy.
Rats will NOT be allowed to date any upperclassmen while in the rat line... and there will be no dating within a cadet's immediate chain of command.
Also, cadets will have NO door locks or chains on their barracks room.
(----------------)



JOE-CAMEL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The federal trade commission says Joe Camel has to go.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Yesterday the F-T-C charged camel cigarette maker, R-J Reynolds, with using the popular cartoon advertising campaign to target children.
The F-T-C is seeking an order that would ban Joe Camel from advertising that would reach minors, including billboards.
Reynolds says it will fight the unfair advertising charge.
(----------------)


Dylan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Rock legend Bob Dylan has been hospitalized with a serious heart ailment.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Publicists for the 56- year- old singer songwriter say he is suffering from a life-threatening condition that causes a swelling of the sack that surrounds the heart.
(----------------)



P-Poplar-Forest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-20
GRAPHIC=NONE


The past may have returned to Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest estate.
It now looks more like it did when America's third president lived there.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Workmen have spent the last few months rebuilding the south portico roof which was destroyed by fire in 18-45.
Using heavy timbers and early American construction methods, craftsmen have reconstructed the roof to Jefferson's original specifications.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:02:09//23:49:40
IN Q=It's sort of

((DOUG RIDEOUT/CRAFTSMAN: IT'S SORT OF LIKE BUILDING AN ENGINE. YOU WANT TO USE THE BEST QUALITY PARTS TO MAKE IT LAST. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE ON THIS PROJECT. SO IT'S NOT OFTEN YOU GET TO WORK WITH THESE TYPES OF MATERIALS.)) ((TRAVIS MCDONALD/ARCHITECTURAL RESTORATION DIRECTOR: AND WE REALLY CAN PUT BACK EVERY DETAIL AS WE KNOW JEFFERSON CONSTRUCTED IT AND SOME OF THOSE DETAILS HAVE BEEN MISSING FOR 150 YEARS, AFTER THE HOUSE WAS REMODELED AND SO THAT'S THE IMPORTANT PART NOW IS SEEING IT AS JEFFERSON WANTED IT TO BE SEEN.))
SUPER=01-Doug Rideout/Restoration Craftsman; :00
SUPER=01-Travis McDonald/Architectural Restoration Dir.; :21
RUNS=:33
OUT Q=wanted it to be seen.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


McDonald hopes to have the roof completed and the scaffolding removed by the fall.
(----------------)



4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=nba


In sports,
The Bulls shut the freezer door on the Heat as they move on to the N-B-A finals.
For that and the rest of last night's scores let's check the boards.
(-------------)

WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Miami/87/j/Chicago/100//Bulls Win Series/;
SUPER=X5011;
SUPER=0093-/Salem/1/j/Frederick/2///j/Wilmington/6//Lynchburg/4///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-j/Anaheim/14//Oakland/10///j/Baltimore/8//Detroit/1///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Chicago/3/j/Boston/5///j/New York/6//Toronto/4///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Cleveland/10//Kansas City/3////Texas/0/j/Seattle/5///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Chicago/1/j/Pittsburgh/4///j/New York/7//Montreal/0///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Philadelphia/0/j/Cincinnati/2///;
RUNS=:49

(-------------) OUT Q=....last score."