Jurors are done for the day in the Tim McVeigh trial- They begin again early
A verdict in the case that sparked Megan's laws.
Plus New license plates for Virginia.
And superheroes invade one restaurant.
Also Patrick says no sun in the forecast-
News 7 is next.
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The jury in the Oklahoma City bombing is done deliberating for the day- with
As Byron Harlan reports, they'll begin deliberating again first thing in
SUPER=01-Stephen Jones/McVeigh's Attorney; quick!
SUPER=01-Dan McKinney/Family Member;
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/CBS News;
OUT Q=CBS News
((Vans took the jury to a hotel where they re sequestered following a seven and
a half hour day.
They re heading off to relax...those are the judges orders.
Richard Matsch told them to, quote--put yourselves at ease...come back fresh
in the morning.
That's exactly what they intend to do, after hearing their final instructions,
during which Judge Matsch told them, evidence...not emotion is what matters
When it was over Tim Mcveigh shook hands with his defense lawyers and along
with everyone else involved in the case began the wait.
One of Mcveigh s lawyers says, the accused mass killer is in good spirits and
STEPHEN JONES/McVEIGH'S LAWYER:
HE'S NOT NERVOUS
Some of the family members say, the wait is excruciating and that they re
anxious...even to the point of tears.
Everyone of them is hoping for a guilty verdict, but some say only time will
ease their pain.
DAN McKINNEY--FAMILY MEMBER: WE NEED TIME AND CLOSURE.
For now, everyone waits for the 12-men and women who are going to work this
But the judge also wants them to balance that with plenty of rest.
He told them: your health and welfare are also important.
Byron Harlan, CBS News, Denver.))
Prosecutors want the death penalty for the man convicted in the Megan Kanka
A jury today found 36 year old Jesse (Ta-menda-kwas) Timmendequas guilty of
raping and killing the seven year old who lived across the street.
The murder led to the so called Megan laws- requiring that neighbors be
notified when a convicted sex offender moves in.
((DICK ZIMMER/FORMER N.J. CONGRESSMAN: I BELIEVE HE IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF
PREDATOR THAT THE LEGISLATURE HAD IN MIND WHEN IT ENACTED THE DEATH PENALTY.))
SUPER=01-Dick Zimmer/Former N.J. Congressman;
OUT Q=ENACTED THE DEATH PENALTY."
The defense says Timmendequas was sexually abused himself as a child -- and
grew up amid drunkenness and violence.
The sentencing phase begins in two weeks.
Prosecutors will NOT seek the death penalty against the man accused of
killing Bill Cosby's son.
Lawyers say it is partly because of his age.
Mikhail Markhasev is an 18 year old Ukranian immigrant.
He's accused of gunning down 26 year old Ennis Cosby during a robbery
attempt in January-
Bill Cosby says he supports the decision- saying its time to go to trial.
A trial date will be set next month.
The head basketball coach at William Byrd High School is accused of
assaulting a team member.
A warrant's been issued to Paul Bernard... who won the Blue Ridge District's
coach of the year last season.
He ALLEGEDLY shoved... then verbally assaulted the teen yesterday.
((DR. JAMES GALLION/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AS WE
UNDERSTAND. AN INVESTIGATION IS ON- GOING. WE CERTAINLY PLAN TO INVESTIGATE TO
FIND OUT ALL OF THE INFORMATION AS ACCURATELY AS WE CAN THROUGH OUR
PROCEDURES... AND TAKE WHATEVER ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. James Gallion/Asst. Superintendent;
OUT Q=are required
Bernard could not be reached for comment... but told authorities that HE was
They've got enough for a women's platoon, but there won't BE one at
Virginia Military Institute next year.
Keith Humphry says the 32 female cadets will be SPREAD OUT among eight
SUPER=01-Mike Belenky/VMI Class of '97; :40
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.
(( Typically, cadets are assigned to a company by height- -to create a more
uniform appearance on the drill field.
This week's report to the federal judge overseeing co-education at V-M-I
says, "at least four female rats will be assigned to each of eight companies,"
rather than leave them clustered in one group.
Men and women will wear the same uniforms... except for a uniform skirt
authorized for off-duty.
The official haircut illustrated by a photo released today shows close-
cropped hair for the first seven weeks, then a more relaxed standard in time
for the cadets to go home for Thanksgiving.
The presence of women on post will not automatically eliminate use of the
((MIKE BELENKY/VMI CLASS OF '97: THE TERM DYKE GOES BACK TO EARLY YEARS WHEN
THE ACTUAL CROSS, WHITE PIECE OF MATERIAL THAT WE WEAR FOR PARADES ARE ACTUALLY
CALLED CROSS DYKES. AND IT TAKES TWO PEOPLE TO PUT THIS UNIFORM ON. ))
OUT Q=this uniform on.
So a dyke is a mentor.
Of course a "dyke" is a lesbian in the rest of the world.
It's generally used disparagingly, but V-M-I will leave it up to the cadets
to decided whether they want to modify the language.
The rigors of rat training are so intense that rats sometimes take a nap in
their dyke's bed.
That could be a problem when the dyke is a a male cadet, the rat is a
woman... expected to get him out of bed in the morning or may go to his room
The administration recognizes cross gender- dyke may not be suitable, but
the Institute says the dyke system will remain unchanged, allowing for dykes of
the opposite sex... at least until there are upper-class WOMEN.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.
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Still to come, an accident involving a lifeboat injures three,
and authorities take to the waterways to make sure that area lakes are safe for
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SUPER=83-Down 1.15 feet/Down 0.97 foot;Lake levels
A lifeboat plunged ten feet today
SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL;
trapping three crew members.
The crew was doing a routine safety test on the lifeboat- while the
freighter was docked in Florida.
((THE LIFE BOAT FAILED. IT WAS HANGING FROM ONE END.THEY WERE IN THE BOTTOM OF
THE LIFEBOAT. THEY JUST GOT PLOWED DOWN INTO THE BOTTOM OF THE LIFEBOAT?
SUPER=01-Tom O'Day/Ft. Lauderdale Fire & Rescue;
OUT Q=LIFEBOAT? RIGHT."
Two of the three men were trapped for more than an hour.
All three suffered broken bones and bruises.
A Roanoke doctor's been fired- a physician known for bringing medical care
to a community that needed better access to that care.
The Carilion Health System would not say WHY Kenneth LeGree (leh-GREE)
Hallman was dismissed, only adding that he never put any patient in any kind of
Hallman was the lead physician at the Carilion Northwest Medical Center,
which was founded five years ago.
He also treated patients at the Burrel (like squirrel) Nursing Center next
IN Q=Yeah I'd
((THOMAS WALLER/HALLMAN PATIENT: YEAH I'D STILL GO TO HIM. YEAH. Why's that?
WALLER: HE WAS A GOOD DOCTOR AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. I'M NOT A TRAINED
PHYSICIAN BUT I AIN'T CRAZY EITHER.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Waller/Hallman Patient;
OUT Q=crazy either.
Hallman did have personal problems that diverted attention from his
He was treated for alcohol and drug abuse in late 1993.
A year later he plead no contest to charges of fraudulently obtaining
Hallman has also been denied hospital privileges.
That means if he goes into private practice, he can't see patients in any
Hallman was not available for comment.
The experiences of six Gainsboro residents provided inspiration for a group
of young authors from the Lincoln Terrace Saturn Network School.
Today, students in Connie (GAY-lees) Goehle's fourth grade class presented
their books to the residents who helped them with the project.
Over four months, the students toured the neighborhood, interviewed the
residents, then wrote and illustrated their own stories.
IN Q=What do you like most
((PARIS WILLIAMS/LINCOLN TERRACE FOURTH GRADER: WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT THE
BOOK? THE PICTURES. WHY? BECAUSE IT BRIGHTENS UP THE STORY.))
((SAL FALLETTA/LINCOLN TERRACE FOURTH GRADER: I MIGHT WRITE ANOTHER BOOK. IT
MIGHT NOT GET PUBLISHED BUT I HOPE SO.))
((HELEN DAVIS/GAINSBORO RESIDENT: AS YOU KNOW WE DO LOVE GAINSBORO AND IT WAS A
SURPRISE THAT STUDENTS AT LINCOLN TERRACE WANTED TO GET INVOLVED AND THEY
REALLY SAT AND TALKED WITH US AND IT WAS A WARM EXPERIENCE.))
SUPER=01-Paris Williams/Lincoln Terrace Fourth Grader; :00
SUPER=01-Sal Falletta/Lincoln Terrace Fourth Grader; :10
SUPER=01-Helen Davis/Gainsboro Resident; :16
OUT Q=it was a warm experience.
The students' books will be on display at the Gainsboro library.
You may see something different these days riding above the bumper of some
cars in Virginia-- license plates with a new style.
The new tags offer a choice of nature or historic scenes.
The Department of Motor Vehicles started selling the tags earlier this month
for an additional 10 dollars apiece.
And, so far they're popular picks among drivers.
SOT 06.31.05 - 06.31.20
IN Q=We've been very
((MARY KING/DMV PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST: WE'VE BEEN VERY PLEASED WITH THE
SALE OF THE TWO NEW PLATES. STATEWIDE WE'VE HAD ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE
PURCHASE THE AUTUMN PLATES WHICH SHOWS THE GRACEFULLY FALLING AUTUMN LEAVES AND
WE'VE HAD ABOUT FIFTEEN HUNDRED PEOPLE PURCHASE THE PATRIOT PLATE WHICH
PICTURES THE COLONIAL FIFE PLAYER.))
SUPER=01-Mary King/Division of Motor Vehicles;
OUT Q=colonial fife player
Two Virginia high school students came up with the designs for the tags.
The latest additions are two of the 148 specialty tags from which motorists
can now choose.
Lunchtime is break time for many people in Salem. But for one challenged
new businessman it's a call to action.
Stacey Martin has more.
SUPER=01-Robert Wheeler/Father; :19
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Salem
(( Finding a job was tough for 37-year old Robbie Wheeler. He has a mild
mental disability and he's been living with cerebral palsy all of his life.
Some local shop owners thought his handi-caps held him back and job offers
were few, so Wheeler set up shop-- and opened his own business--Rapid Rob's.
SOT 04.19.06 - 04.19.15
IN Q=We've always known
((ROBERT WHEELER/FATHER: WE'VE ALWAYS KNOWN ROBBIE HAD POTENTIAL AND SOMETHING
WOULD COME ALONG THAT WAS JUST MEANT FOR HIM AND I THINK THIS BUSINESS IS IT.
IT'S EXACTLY WHAT HE NEEDS.))
OUT Q=what he needs
He's a one-man-workforce as President and the delivery man for his courier
The business is now in its second month, delivering snacks, business
documents and hot lunches to stores in the area.
He gets his orders through a voice-activated beeper. Customers page him
detailing pick-up and drop-off points.
And, his delivery fees are reasonable--two dollars a trip.
SOT 04.38.10 - 04.38.15
IN Q=Thanks, Robbie
OUT Q=You too.
Wheeler plans to use profits from the business to pay his way at home, by
helping his parents buy groceries and paying some of the bills.
As for the future of the business--he says he's not thinking that far ahead.
And, for now he's happy pounding the pavement.
News 7, Stacey Martin, Salem.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next, Patrick will let us know what our weekend holds for us,
and from Hollywood, we'll tell you about a new restaurant where customers can
have a hero with a hero.
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If you're like many people in this region, your plans for fun in the sun may
include a trip to Smith Mountain Lake.
Game wardens patrol the lake and as Denise Allen reports their hoping
boaters learn the rules of the waterways.
IN Q=This is ONE PROBLEM
SUPER=02-Sgt. Ron Henry/Game and Inland Fisheries; :00
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :37
SUPER=01-Herbert Barker/Fisherman; :48
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=this is one
((SGT. RON HENRY/GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES DEPT.: THIS IS ONE PROBLEM WE FACE
CAUSE OF IN EXPERIENCED PEOPLE CUT AROUND THE POINT ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE
LAKE. IF YOU LOOK THAT RED SIGNIFIES WHERE THE CHANNEL IS, THAT GUY SHOULD NOT
BE INSIDE. HE'S IN VERY SHALLOW WATER THERE.))
OUT Q=SHALLOW WATER THERE
STAND UP 181840
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: YOU DON'T NEED A LICENSE TO OPERATE A BOAT.
BUT YOU STILL GET A TICKET FOR BREAKING THE RULES.
FOR EXAMPLE, OPERATING A BOAT UNDER THE INFLUENCE COULD GET YOU A FINE AND
JAIL-TIME AND SPEEDING THROUGH A NO WAKE ZONE COULD ALSO COST YOU.
IN Q=WHAT PEOPLE DON'T
((WHAT PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE IS THAT STATE LAW SAYS THAT ANY WAKE YOU CREATE
WITH A BOAT YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR IF I9T CAUSES DAMAGE TO SOMEONE ELSE'S
OUT Q=SOMEONE ELSE'S PROPERTY
New homes on the lake mean more boaters on the water.
Herbert Barker has been fishing on the lake since it was made.
He says now he does most of his casting on weekdays.
IN Q= I TRY TO
((HERBERT BARKER/FISHERMAN: I TRY TO STAY IN THE SMALL COVES. IT'S NOT TOO
BAD UNTIL MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH LABOR DAY. BEFORE THAT IT'S NOT TOO BAD AND
AFTER THAT IT TAPERS OFF. I'D SAY FOR THREE MONTHS IT'S ROUGH.))
OUT Q=IT'S ROUGH
Game wardens say some vacationers consider the traffic stops an intrusion
into their fun.
But Ron Henry says he's just trying to make sure the visitors have a safe
trip on the lake.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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Busch and Winston Cup qualifying burned up Dover Downs today; and at least in
the BGN segment; the Monster Mile lived up to it's billing.
SUPER=03-Dover Downs, DE; :00
Between turns three and four; watch Hermie Sadler get loose and hit the
wall real hard in the Dewalt Tools Chevy. The car was totalled. Brother Elliott
sprinted to his side to find his brother uninjured. Numbers please.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0092-/Colorado/3/j/Florida/4//In 12 Innings//Philadelphia/3/j/New
SUPER=0092-/San Francisco/2/j/Atlanta/3////Los Angeles/1/j/St. Louis/2///;
OUT Q=....last score."
TAKE A BREAK
A MOnster Mile no more for Bobby Labonte. Today; Joe Gibbs's driver captured
his first Busch pole of the season in first round qualifying for Sunday's
Miller 500 at Dover Downs.
SUPER=03-Dover Downs, DE/TNN; :00
Labonte tamed the Monster Mile in a speed of 152.788 miles per hour to win
his eighth career Winston Cup Pole.
Jeff Gordon; the winner of the last two races at Dover put the Dupont
Chevrolet on the outside pole.
Kyle Petty will start third in the Hotwheels Pontiac and check this out; Dave
Marcis finds himself starting fifth for Sunday's race.
But Bobby labonte is the top qualifier.
((BOBBY LABONTE/BUSCH POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/Busch Pole Winner; :00
OUT Q=....went in"
Dale Earnhardt had another rough qualifying outing and did not make the
top 25. Here's a look at those who did.
wipe to boards
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Bobby Labonte/152.788 MPH/2. Jeff Gordon//3. Kyle Petty//4. Joe
Nemechek//5. Dave Marcis//;
SUPER=0107-6. Dale Jarrett//7. Mark Martin//8. Jeff Green//9. Ward Burton
//10. Ernie Irvan//;
SUPER=0107-11. Kenny Schrader//12. Bill Elliott//13. Ricky Rudd//14. Hut
Stricklin//15. Derrike Cope//;
SUPER=0107-16. Chad Little//17. Ted Musgrave//18. Rusty Wallace//19. Ricky
Craven//20. Todd Bodine//;
SUPER=0107-21. Terry Labonte//22. Jimmy Spencer //23. John Andretti//24.
Michael Waltrip //25. Jeremy Mayfield//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
Geoff Bodine, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Burton and Rick Mast will have qualify
In the Region C softball championship today; Glenvar topped Parry McCluer
3-1 in Buena Vista.
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/Highlanders vs. Fighting Blues; :00
The lady Highlanders and the Lady Fighting Blues hooked up for the title at
Glenvar got off to a quick start. Renee Anderson hits a grounder up the
middle to centerfield scoring Cherri Thompson from second base and the Lady
Highlanders were out in front 1 to nothing.
Glenvar's big inning came in the third. Kellie Julg smacks a sharp grounder
to the pitcher, but the throw to first is off the mark and Amy Layman
come home from second to make the count 2-zip.
Then, with the bases juiced; Chrissey Lewis connects on another sharp hit;
this time to short; it hits the Glenvar runner for an out but a run scores and
Glenvar wins 3-1.
In Group 2A; Rustburg and Tunstall battled for the Region III softball
championship at the Moyer Sports Complex.
SUPER=03-Salem/Red Devils vs. Trojans; :00
We pick it up in the top of the sixth. Watch Tunstall pitch Cherrie Estep
run down the foul ball and make the nifty grab for the out. it did not stop
In the top of the seventh The Lady Red Devils Tara Perrows singles in Laura
Akers for a 6-nothing lead and Rustburg wins the Region championship by that
One other note; Tunstall coach Roger Cook and Brookeville coach Terry
Shannon were named co coaches of the year.
In soccer. The VHSL does not sanction a Group A state tournament; but there
is an invitational tourney for the state's best whose winner is the equivalent
to a state champ. Giles has a good shot.
But the Spartans could reach the finals and not play. 11 seniors on the
team have graduation next saturday; the day of the championship. The tourney is
5 hours away in Brentsville. (/////SOT/////)
((NEIL SCHMIDT/GILES SOCCER COACH:))
SUPER=01-Neil Schmidt/Giles Soccer Coach; :00
This dilemma has been contagious. John Battle's baseball team faced a similar
situation in the Region C tournament.
SUPER=03-Covington/Last Night; :00
The trojans advanced to the Regional championship last night by beating
Bath County 7-1 in the semi finals. But the tournament committee has agreed to
move the title game to saturday. Itt would have been tonight. John Battle's
seniors went through graduation today.
Still to come tonight in sports; two young champions fall on two different
playing surfaces; Pete
Sampras on Clay and Tiger Woods on grass. Tiger at the Memorial when we come
Over in Salem tonight, The Avalanche opened the first of a three game
series with the Prince William Cannons.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Cannons; :
A perfect evening for a ball game at Salem Memorial Stadium tonight.
The Avalanche loaded the basses in the bottom of the third. Tal Light hits
the high fly ball in foul territory behind first base. The Cannon outfielder
makes the catch but Salvador Duverge tags at third and scores and Salem led 1
The Cannons came back in top of the fourth with a runner on second base
SUPER=37-Prince William/8/Salem/1;outfielder Ryan McHugh hits a grounder down
the first base line a run scores to tie the game at 1 to 1 and the Cannons win
Tiger Woods is not close to Scott Hoch; the halfway leader at the Memorial
SUPER=03-Dublin OH/ESPN; :00
Woods's 75 today marked his worst ever round as a PGA Pro. His 147 total
was close to not making the cut. He's 15 strokes off the pace. Here on 16; he
wiffs on his third shot from the ruff and ends the hole on a double bogey.
On 11; Tiger had to disrobe to make a shot from the water.
First, Thomas Muester was beaten in the French Open by unknown Brazilian
Gustavo Kuerten. The upset bug spread elsewhere.
Pete Sampras; the worlds top ranked player was sent packing today by
Sweden's Magnus Norman; the world's 65th ranked player Norman disposed of
pistol pete in four sets; 6-2, 6-4, 2-6, and 6-4.
Sampras was fighting a stomach ailment and appeared exhausted during the
When in Hollywood, you can terminate your appetite at Planet
Hollywood....or dine in style at the Fashion Cafe...
IN Q=NAT SOUND
OUT Q=ladies and gentlemen
But soon, at Marvel Mania, you can feast with a beast...of the animated
This new restaurant features some of the world's most famous super heroes--
You might think you've slipped between the pages of a comic book.
IN Q=Every kid loves
((STAN LEE/CHAIRMAN, MARVEL COMICS:
EVERY KID LOVES STORIES OF GIANTS AND MONSTERS AND WITCHES AND OGRES, BUT YOU
GET OLDER AND THERE'S NOWHERE YOU CAN RECAPTURE THAT THRILL, EXCEPT, IF YOU
THINK ABOUT IT, IN COMIC BOOKS. ))
SUPER=01-Stan Lee/Marvel Comics Creator; :
OUT Q=in comic books.
There's also a Marvel Mania restaurant in the works for Universal Studios in
Florida-- where diners can see their superheros in action.