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((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE STUDIOS: I CAME DOWN HERE TO TRY TO PUT SOME OF
THAT GOOD LUCK ON THE TEAM AND EVERYBODY HERE ON THE STADIUM AND HOPEFULLY
THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO.))
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Salem Avalanche scraps its seance after many complaints-- Instead looking for
lucky charms to help the team get back on a winning streak.
A logging truck overturned on Route 220 earlier tonight, closing the road
and backing up traffic for several miles.
TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's FRIDAY, June 13TH
Tonight's top story--
The Oklahoma City bombing killed 168 people; now a jury says a 169th person
Good Evening you're watching NEWS-7 at FIVE.
I'm Connie Stevens.
Timothy McVeigh has been sentenced to death for committing the worst act of
terrorism on U-S soil-- the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma
City two years ago.
Dave Fehling reports from Denver where the verdict was read this afternoon--
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SUPER=01-Joseph Hartzler/Prosecutor; :29
SUPER=01-Stephen Jones/McVeigh's Attorney; :51
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/CBS News; 1:22
OUT Q=DF, CBS News. Denver.
It took the jury only 11 hours over two days to reach it's verdict.
death by lethal injection.
For the survivors and victim's families of the bombing, the verdict was two
years in coming.
In weighing mcveigh's fate, jurors were confronted by pictures of a
decorated gulf war vetera-- and pictures of a cruel, cowardly traitor.
In the end, they sided with prosecutors who called the attack the "crime
the death penalty was designed for..."
JOSEPH HARZLER, PROSECUTOR:
STEPHEN JONES, MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY:
It's unknown when mcveigh could be executed, if at all.
The appeals process take years.
and the United States Supreme court has never ruled on the constitutionality
of the death penalty statute under which mcveigh was tried.
Tim McVeigh showed no noticable reaction to the sentence, he was wearing a
grey sweatshirt instead of his usual button downed collars.
As he got up to leave the court, he turned to his family and mouthed the
words, it's alright.
Dave Fehling, CBS News, Denver.))
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SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK; :01
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:11
OUT Q=LC, CBS News, Oklahoma City.
Although there were cheers.... the applause was brief and -- more a release
of tension than a sign of joy.
in fact, there was a sort of collective quiet at the fence surrounding what
used to be the murrah building... as the final chapter of the bombing trial
was closed in the federal courthouse in denver.
There were more hugs, and more tears-- but the elation of a week ago was
GOD'S WILL BE DONE
THIS WON'T BRING MY SON BACK.
THIS DOESN'T HEAL MY HEART. WHAT THIS MEANS IS THAT HE CAN'T DO IT TO SOMEONE
For many it seemed to be perhaps one of the sadder moments -- in the long,
two-year journey to justice...
I COULD FORGIVE HIM. I COULD SHAKE HIS HAND AND SAY I COULD FIGURE YOU.
For many people now the healing process can begin. As one survivor put it,
once all the cameras and attention is gone, they're still left with the
ultimate reality that their loved ones aren't coming back.
Lee Cowan, CBS News, Oklahoma City.))
A logging truck shut down route 2-20 in Roanoke County this evening.
The rig was heading northbound when it's cargo fell off.
The truck turned over in the median, while the load of logs rolled out.
The northbound lanes were quickly re-opened.
The southbound lanes, though, were closed for more than two hours-- backing
up traffic for more than three miles.
The driver of the truck was not hurt but a passenger suffered minor injuries
and was taken to a hospital.
The plane that crashed in Montgomery County last week, apparently turned
sharply before nose-diving into a hillside.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Last Week;
The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on
the fatal crash, confirming initial reports at the crash site.
The N-T-S-B findings also indicated the single engine Cessna lost a wing
Clifford Wells, Tim Sprinkle and David Smith-- all from this area-- died in
A public defender is currently representing a former Radford University
student accused of setting a fire that killed another student.
But he may have to find his own attorney.
20- year old Michael Harvey was arrested this week while undergoing National
Guard training at Fort A- P Hill.
He's accused of setting fire to the Delta Tau Chi fraternity house at
Radford University in February of 1996.
21- year old Christopher Mirch died in the blaze.
For now, Harvey has been appointed a public defender.
A judge says if he makes bond and returns to work, he'll have to hire his
(toss to robin reed)
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Tonight on Primetime Sports, this Lucky 13 Night-- did the luck turn, after
an Avalanche of protest in Salem?
And, Many people have seen this car in speed traps in Boones Mill-- now its
for sale, but don't think about tooling around town in it.
Details when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
go to break
An environmental group spent the day in federal court, trying to set up a
roadblock to the proposed smart road.
Site preparation is already underway just outside the town limits.
In court today, attorneys for the government revealed the road will be wider
and will carry vehicles faster than originally planned.
IN Q=I had no idea
((SHIREEN PARSON/SIERRA CLUB: I HAD NO IDEA ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF INCREASING THE
HIGHWAY SPEED BY 10 MILES AN HOUR. THAT'S THE FIRST TIME I HEARD ABOUT THAT WAS
TODAY WHEN THE GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY MENTIONED IT. ))
SUPER=01-Shireen Parson/Sierra Club
OUT Q=mentioned it.
Parson claims design details have been deliberately withheld to get the road
built with a minimum of opposition.
Judge Jackson Kiser could make a ruling on the injunction request as early
as next week.
American Electric Power customers may see their bills surge.
The company filed a request with the state today, to raise its rates by
nearly five percent.
The increase would generate an extra 30 point five million dollars for
A spokesperson says A-E-P's rates are among the lowest in the country.
If approved, the rate hike would take effect in November.
When President Clinton designates ten American Heritage Rivers later this
year, Lynchburg hopes its James River will make that list.
Senator Chuck Robb was in the Hill City today for a firsthand look at the
Robb says the Heritage River program will help communities revitalize their
IN Q=That this is
((SEN. CHARLES ROBB: THAT THIS IS NOT A NEW ATTEMPT BY THE GOVERNMENT TO
REGULATE ANYBODY. IT IS PURELY VOLUNTARY. IT WILL ALLOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
TO HELP FOCUS ITS EFFORTS TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY TO ACHIEVE THE COMMUNITY'S
OBJECTIVES AND TO GIVE NEW LIFE TO AN OLD RIVER THAT HAS BEEN VERY, VERY
OUT Q=very, very important.
Lynchburg is holding its annual Bateau Festival this weekend.
Events began tonight and run through Sunday.
Virginia's had 40 years of lawyer-governors.
It's a pitch Don Beyer makes on the campaign trail and on TV.
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((LT. GOVERNOR DON BEYER: "I'LL BE THE FIRST BUSINESS LEADER TO BE GOVERNOR OF
VIRGINIA IN 40 YEARS. I'LL ALSO BE THE FIRST CERTIFIED MECHANIC EVER TO BE
GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA."))
OUT Q=to be governor of Virginia
The problem is that Beyer's mechanic papers expired in the late '80's.
An official of the certifying organization says the expiration doesn't
matter and Beyer can still call himself an auto mechanic.
Beyer and his brother own "Don Beyer Volvo" and have just opened a Land
Rover dealership in northern Virginia.
There's a sports car for sale in Boone's Mill, but even if you buy it-- you
can't drive it off the lot.
The town is selling it's marked police camaro, lights and all.
Lieutenant Lynn Frith says the 1991 car has performed great over the years,
but the vehicle needs some costly repairs to continue its job performance.
The town paid more than 14-thousand dollars for it six years ago and has
already ordered a replacement--a 1998 Z-28.
Frith says he's placing ads in national car magazines hoping to entice big
bids from car collectors.
IN Q=AND IF A COLLECTOR WANTS IT
((LT. LYNN FRITH/BOONES MILL POLICE: AND IF A COLLECTOR WANTS IT WE'LL LEAVE
ALL THE DECALS AND WE'LL KEEP THE BLUE LIGHTS ON IT HOWEVER THAT COLLECTOR
CAN'T OPERATE IT ON THE ROADS OF VIRGINIA OR ANY OTHER STATE WITH THOSE DECALS
SUPER=01-Lt. Lynn Frith/Boones Mill Police;
OUT Q=DECALS SHOWING
The town has already received a TEN-thousand dollar bid.
Money from the sale of the car will help pay for the new cruiser, expected
to cost more than 20-thousand dollars.
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Don't go away-- we've got a couple of birthdays to celebrate in our video
of the day all on News-7 Primetime right here on WEFC.
The Centers for Disease Control is noting a record high rate of Lyme
Disease over this past year.
THere were more than 16-hundred new cases reported.
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SUPER=01-May Lee/Lyme Disease Patient; :01
SUPER=01-Dr. Eileen Hilton/Long Island Jewish Medical Center; :14
OUT Q=anxiety lifted.
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((MAY LEE/LYME DISEASE PATIENT: IT BEGAN WITH A RASH AND MY KNEE WAS SWOLLEN
REALLY BAD. ))
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May Lee was unable to walk for months after getting a tick bite during her
IN Q=When you first get
((DR. EILEEN HILTON: WHEN YOU FIRST GET IT YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'VE BEEN HIT BY A
TRUCK, YOU GET THE WORST FLU OF YOUR LIFE WITHOUT A RUNNY NOSE OR DIARRHEA AND
THEN IT CAN PROGRESS TO INVOLVE THE KNEES. ))
OUT Q=involve the knees.
A study involving more than 10,000 people is currently evaluating a new
vaccine that will hopefully prevent Lyme disease.
The results so far are promising and it's now entering the final stages of
IN Q=Similarly to
((DR. HILTON: SIMILARLY TO ANY OTHER VACCINE, YOU RAISE YOUR BODY'S IMMUNITY TO
THAT PARTICULAR AGENT, SO THAT IF THAT AGENT IS INTRODUCED INTO YOUR BODY VIA A
TICK BITE, YOU DO NOT GET SICK.))
OUT Q=get sick.
John Belo (bellow) vacations in a high-tick infested area.
While he's never been infected with Lyme disease, he's received the
vaccine-- hoping if he is bitten it will prevent him from getting a
IN Q=One level
((JOHN BELO: ONE LEVEL OF ANXIETY LIFTED. ))
OUT Q=anxiety lifted.
Until a vaccine is widely available, all you can do is take precautions--
dress properly, with long sleeves and tuck your pants into your socks, when in
known tick areas--
Check yourself, your family and your pets. And use tick control products
Nightmares can turn into peaceful dreams-- with a little work while you're
Researchers at a sleep conference in San Francisco say people can tame their
nightmares by rehearsing happier versions of the dream when they're awake.
Seven percent of adults have recurring nightmares-- and even more young
people are afflicted.
But these scientists believe they can have less fearful dreams if they
simply rehearse a different outcome.
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Our video of the day began as a controversy of sorts in Salem.
It started as a promotional stunt by the Salem Avalanche, in an effort to
break a losing streak--
The management announced it would hold a seance on Lucky 13 Night at Memorial
That angered many Christians in the area, so the team regrouped--
Instead the Avalanche entertained fans with a modified, positive pre-game
ceremony tonight designed NOT to offend anyone....with the help of lucky charms
One man was chained in a box to channel all the negative energies
surrounding the Salem Avalanche-- in hopes of igniting new winning traditions.
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OUT Q=ava- lanche!
When the cover was taken off the box, the man inside was gone...
Moments later he was spotted in the stands.
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Friday the 13th and the Avalanche's luck seems to have turned for the better
as the team wins it's second straight, qualifying from Michigan to bring you,
first; a baseball brawl... that will go down in history. These are ladies
charging the mound and ladies clearing the benches. the Colorado Silver Bullets
women's baseball team found themselves in a fight Wednesday night as Colorado
played the Americus Travelers. Now your numbers. and remember; these are all
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The Salem Avalanche wins for the the second time in a row tonight. The Av;s
top Winston-salem 9 nothing.
SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avlanche; :00
The group A softball state champion Glenvar Lady Highlanders were honored
tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium.
We pick it up in thebottom of the second. Gilbert Vidal connects on this
homer that goes over the right center field wall in a hurry.
Then, Elvis pena sends this hard SUPER=34-Salem/9/Winston Salem/0;
grounder past the second baseman; that plates Garrett Neubart for a 5-zip lead.
Tal Light closes out the third inning with this shot to center scoring Pena
and salem wins 9-nothing.
Winston Cup drivers are in Michigan this weekend for Sunday's Miller 400 at
Michigan International Speedway. Dale Jarrett won the pole for this weekend's
race. Joe Nemechek will start on the outside pole. here's the top 25
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SUPER=0107-1. Dale Jarrett 183.669 MPH//2. Joe Nemechek//3. Ricky Craven//4.
Sterling Marlin//5. Ted Musgrave//;
SUPER=0107-6. Wally Dallenbach//7. Johnny Benson//8. Bobby Labonte//9. Jeff
Burton//10. Jimmy Spencer//;
SUPER=0107-11. Mark Martin//12. Jeff Gordon//13. Geoff Bodine//14. Jeff
Green//15. Jeremy Mayfield//;
SUPER=0107-16. Mike Skinner//17. Dick Trickle//18. Terry Labonte//19. Rusty
Wallace//20. Ernie Irvan//;
SUPER=0107-21. Steve Grissom//22. Dale Earnhardt//23. Chad Little//24. Bobby
Hamilton//25. Dave Marcis//;
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Bill Elliott, Rick mast, Michael Waltrip and ward Burton did not make the
Toronto Raptors center Marcus Camby was arrested this morning on a
The former University of Massachusetts star was pulled over around 2 am by
Police in South Windsor, Connecticut after his car was spotted drifting over
the center line.
Camby is out on bond at this time.
SUPER=01-Matt Reed/South Windsor Police; :00
No coach is safe it seems. The latest firing?...Terry Murray, who carried
Philadelphia all the way to the Stanley Cup finals..
This morning the Flyers organization fired Murray. His dismissal comes
less than a week after the Flyers lost the the detroit red Winds in the Stanley
Cup finals. Philadelphia was 45-24 and 13 this season.
Tom Lehman has taken the lead in the 97th U.S. Open. after two rounds on
the Par 70 Congressional Country Club course.
SUPER=03-Bethesda, MD; :00
Lehman fired an even par 70 today and produced several outstanding shots;
including this awesome third shot on 17. Lehman is 3 under through 36 holes.
Tiger Woods roared back into contention with a 3 under 67 in today's
second round. Watch Woods salvage 17 with this incredible shot out of the
While Woods is back in the fight; John Daly is out. Today; Daly withdrew
from the tournament after this putt on 10. He was 10 over at that point in the
first round leader Colin Montgomerie is also out of contention for the
time being. He shot a second round 6 over 76.
greg Norman had a dismal day going from bunker to rough on 4.
That's all for us-- but for more news in 30- minutes ...Here's what you'll
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see on NEWS-7 over on WDBJ-7.
SUPER=x5024; Coming up at 11 Load
SUPER=76-Long Road Traveled;
A former Lynchburg College student talks about being paralyzed following a
drive-by shooting three years ago.
SUPER=77-Life Isn't Over;
But Bernie (Burn-AH-TAH-vitch) Berntavicius is on the fast track-- he just
completed his second year of law school at Villanova University.
SUPER=x5025; Coming up at 11 Stop
Primetime, have a nice weekend.
Steve Smallshaw has his story-- over on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching NEWS-7