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NEWS-7 at Five is next...
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The country waits for the jury to reach a decision in the sentencing phase of Timothy McVeigh...
A seance at Salem Memorial Stadium is scrapped...
And the Boones Mill police car is for sale.
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Wx-Heads
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Today we had the heat, later tonight we may have the showers we were looking for. Saturday may be a little bumpy as well. Details ahead.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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On Health Check, if you want to go easy on your heart--
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some doctors say you should pick FILTERED coffee, rather than some of the stronger, unfiltered brews.
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Stick around NEWS-7 at FIVE is straight ahead. open
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SUPER=21-Jean Jadhon;
SUPER=21-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=21-Steve Mason;


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The wait is over tonight in Denver...as a jury of seven men and five women have been mulling over a life or death question-- the fate of Timothy McVeigh.
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Good Evening, I'm Connie Stevens.
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The jury will annouce its decision on a sentence for Timothy McVEigh in just 15-minutes.
We will go to CBS when the verdict is being announced.
Here's Dave Fehling in Denver.
It appears the defendant and the families of his victims are especially anxious at this point-- cut to davey
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SUPER=01-Diane Tramutola-Lawson/Death Penalty Opponent;
SUPER=01-Reed Purcell/Death Penalty Advocate;
SUPER=01-Richard Burr/Attorney for McVeigh;
SUPER=01-Charles Tomlin/Victim's Father;
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((The jurors who arrived for the second day of deliberations are deciding if Tim Mcveigh should die. "GIVE PEACE A CHANCE..." But the debate was on the streets of Denver as well with protests from both sides. DIANNE TRAMUTOLA-LAWSON/AGAINST DEATH PENALTY: WE'RE TOTALLY OPPOSED TO THE DEATH PENALTY, IT DOESN'T BRING ANYONE BACK. REED PURCELL/PRO-DEATH PENALTY: WHAT KIND OF CRIME DESERVES THE DEATH PENALTY, IF THIS DOESN'T , NOTHING DOES. "...NO VERDICT..." The attorneys who had asked jurors to give their client life in prison instead of a death by injection said Tim Mcveigh visited last night with his parents. RICHARD BURR/MCVEIGH DEFENSE LAWYER) "HE'S A LITTLE ANXIOUS AS WE ALL ARE, BUT HE'S GETTING HIMSELF READY FOR WHATEVER HAPPENS." Some of the parents whose children were killed by the truck bomb waited outside the courthouse. Charles Tomlin said he will accept whatever jurors decide but he hopes they sentence McVeigh to death. CHARLES TOMLIN/FATHER OF VICTIM: HE TURNED HIMSELF FROM A HUMAN INTO AN ANIMAL WHEN HE DID THIS . HE'S NOT HUMAN ANYMORE.
In Oklahoma City at the bomb site, some said they wanted to be compassionate in considering Tim McVeigh's fate...but.... "HE KILLED SO MANY PEOPLE, AND I HOPE HE GETS WHAT'S COMING TO HIM.))
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5-Harvey


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A public defender is currently representing a former Radford University student accused of setting a fire that killed another student.
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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.
But a judge says if he's able to make bond and return to work, where he was making about 250-dollars a week, he'll have to hire his own attorney.
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5-PLANE-CRASH


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
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The plane that crashed in Montgomery County last week, apparently turned sharply before nose-diving into a hillside.
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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 report also indicated the single engine Cessna lost a wing BEFORE impact.
Clifford Wells, Tim Sprinkle and David Smith-- all from this area-- died in the crash.
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5-ENVIRONMENTAL-coalition


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An environmental group tried to convince a federal judge today to stop construction of the smart road... a four-lane highway between Blacksburg and Interstate 81.
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


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.
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((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. ))
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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.
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(*toss to ROBIN*)
(ROBIN REED IS NEXT)
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


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The infamous flashy cruiser of the one man police department in Boones Mill could be yours for a price.
But don't expect the new owner to put the pedal to the metal...
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ANCHOR=Connie


Also coming up on NEWS-7 at FIVE, Steve Mason has qualifying for this weekend's Miller 400...stay close. cc sponsor
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5-seance


ANCHOR=Connie
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TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=SALEM AVALANCHE


A controversial idea has Salem's minor league baseball team sacrificing a big promotion it was working on.
DOUBLE BOXES Connie/Len


Len Besthoff says the team was planning to stage a seance-- to help put an end to its losing ways.
And it nearly lost a lot of fans in the process.
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SUPER=@Len1;
SUPER=22-Salem;


The Salem Avalanche was greeted with an avalanche of protest after announcing it would hold a seance at its Friday the 13th game tonight.
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SUPER=01-Leon Spradlin/WWWR General Manager; :18
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OUT Q=spirit realm.
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double boxes Connie/Len
(questions: Is the Avalanche doing anything to boost the team's spirits. )


5-Beyer


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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."))
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OUT Q=to be governor of Virginia
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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.
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TALENT=Connie
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Beyer and his brother own "Don Beyer Volvo" and have just opened a Land Rover dealership in northern Virginia.

5-Boones-Mill


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=Five
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TAPE#597-19
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Sports car for sale--but there's a catch-- NO driving allowed.
Boones Mill is selling it's marked police camaro, lights and all.
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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.
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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 SHOWING.))
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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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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE and a celebration of revitalization.
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Danville is just one of the stops on a 100-city tour recognizing renovated train stations...the story-- full steam ahead.
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