Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
A death sentence for Timothy McVeigh.
Work on the smart road is underway, even as additional design changes are
revealed- -fueling environmentalists claims that we're not being told the whole
And the seance at the Avalanche is OFF; we'll check in at the ballpark to
see what IS going on in Salem tonight.
In sports, we will have qualifying from Michigan, the Flyers do not believe
coach Terry Murray is qualified to coach them anymore,
and former Massachusetts star Marcus Camby is arrested on a drug charge in
Temperatures soared today but the big boomers did not form. Tomorrow we
expect locally heavy downpours and low temperatures as well.
A federal jury in Denver says Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh must die.
The decision was announced just about half an hour ago.
McVeigh was convicted of bombing the Murrah building two years ago, killing
Defense lawyers had asked the jury to spare his life; the decision came
after 11 hours of deliberations.
Again... a death sentence in the penalty phase of the McVeigh trial.
CBS Evening News will have more tonight at 6:30.
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The smart road will be wider, cut deeper into the terrain, accommodate
faster vehicles, cost more than originally planned.
And site preparation is already underway.
IN Q=The contractor started
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SUPER=01-Shireen Parsons/Sierra Club; :55
OUT Q=a monster thing.
The contractor started Monday, staking out the right of way, getting ready
to put up fences.
V-DOT's resident engineer says they're not doing anything that can't be
Environmental groups were in federal court today trying to stop it.
SOT Linzey 11:14:40
IN Q=If construction
((IF CONSTRUCTION PROCEEDS- -AND THEY'RE ALREADY MOVING EARTH OUT THERE NOW,
PRELIMINARY PLANS TO PUT THE HIGHWAY THROUGH AND THE BRIDGES THERE- -IS THAT AN
INJUNCTION FROM THIS JUDGE WOULD STOP THE PROJECT COLD IN ITS TRACKS.))
SUPER=01-Tom Linzey/Environmental Legal Defense Fund
OUT Q=in it's tracks
V-DOT is giving Judge Jackson Kiser a week to decide.
Bulldozers are ready to roll the 23rd, if he hasn't issued an injunction by
Environmentalists suspect corporate sponsors of the project wouldn't stand
for a delay to re-asses the environmental impact. They'd take the project
Meanwhile the price tag has gone from 108 million to 140 million dollars-
-because the road will be flatter, wider, built for speed... 10 miles an hour
faster than originally planned.
IN Q=And this means
((AND THIS MEANS THAT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CARVE MORE OUT OF THE MOUNTAIN
THAN THEY ORIGINALLY THOUGHT. WELL, THIS ITSELF HAS SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPACT. THE MORE WE LEARN ABOUT THIS THING THE MORE IT BECOMES A MONSTROSITY.
IT'S NOT JUST A FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY THROUGH A BEAUTIFUL VALLEY, IT'S A MONSTER
OUT Q=it's a monster thing.
The Sierra Club and others sued to block the road after highway engineers
revealed plans to erect snow-making towers along the roadbed- -only after the
project had already won government approval.
A former Radford University student charged with arson and murder may have
to find his own attorney.
20- year old Michael Harvey is accused of setting fire to a fraternity house
21- year old Christopher Mirch died in the blaze.
Harvey told a judge he was earning about 250- dollars a week before his
Harvey was taken into custody while undergoing National Guard training at
Fort A- P Hill.
For now, he's been assigned a public defender.
But the judge says if Harvey is able to make bond and goes back to work,
he'll have to pay for his own attorney.
Salem's minor league baseball team is making a new promotional pitch, after
a controversial event scheduled for today Friday the 13th backfired.
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Len Besthoff's at Salem Stadium with more.
rollcue: the promotion
SUPER=01-Dave Oster/Avalanche General Manager;
SUPER=01-Leon Spradlin/WWWR General Manager;
SUPER=01-Jade Daniels/Mind Body Therapist;
OUT Q=direct each other better
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave
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It's not your typical police cruiser.
Up next on News 7 at Six,
Boones Mill is selling the sports car that has been its chief law enforcement
and a random act of violence left him paralyzed three years ago, but a
Lynchburg College graduate is still working hard to achieve his goals.
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The night he was shot, he was just weeks from graduation.. a few months from
entering law school.
But the bullet that paralyzed Edward "Bernie" Bernatavicius
(ber-nuh-TAH-vitch) did "not" destroy his will or his dreams for the future.
Steve Smallshaw has his story from Philadelphia.
IN Q=Not everyone can
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SUPER=07-Bernie Bernatavicius; :22
SUPER=01-Dr. Mitch Freedman/Magee Rehab Hospital; :54
OUT Q=News7, Philadelphia.
(( Not everyone can sum up their college career with a statement like this.
IN Q=It was a
((BERNIE BERNATAVICIUS: IT WAS A GREAT FOUR YEARS EXCEPT FOR GETTING SHOT.))
OUT Q=getting shot.
Three years ago, Lynchburg College's student body president Edward "Bernie"
Bernatavicius was caught in the middle of a driveby shooting.
The bullet severed his spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed from the chest
It happened just two weeks before graduation.
IN Q=I mean think
((EDWARD "BERNIE" BERNATAVICIUS: I MEAN THINK ABOUT IT, YOU'RE HAVING A GREAT
LIFE THE DAY BEFORE, THE WEEKEND BEFORE. IN FACT, I ACTUALLY THOUGHT THE
WEEKEND BEFORE WAS ONE OF THE BEST WEEKENDS OF MY LIFE BECAUSE OF CERTAIN
EVENTS THAT HAD HAPPENED, AND THEN JUST TO HAVE A 360 TURNAROUND, IT IS
OUT Q=it is insanity.
But with the help of friends and family, Bernie survived.
In three months at the Magee Rehab Hospital in Philadelphia, he learned to
sit up again, to care for himself.. to get back to the business of living.
IN Q=What Magee is
((DR. MITCH FREEDMAN/MAGEE REHAB HOSPITAL: WHAT MAGEE IS ABOUT IS TRYING TO
HELP PEOPLE HAVE BETTER LIVES AND TRY TO ATTAIN THE MAXIMUM LEVEL OF FUNCTION
THEY CAN, AND NOBODY EXEMPLIFIES THAT BETTER THAN BERNIE.))
OUT Q=better than Bernie.
IN Q=In the three
((In the three years since the shooting, Bernie says there was just one time
when he felt sorry for himself... the day he learned he would never walk again.
But he quickly moved on, returning here to Lynchburg College as a grants
researcher in 1995, and then achieved his biggest dream, by attending law
school in Philadelphia.))
OUT Q=in Philadelphia.
His mental toughness has helped him survive two grueling years at Villanova
University, and he's giving something back to the rehab hospital by
volunteering at a legal clinic for the disabled there.
He's also learned a lot...that it's okay to ask for help sometimes, and
that even in a wheelchair, life is about making yourself better.
IN Q=No matter if
((BERNIE BERNATAVICIUS: NO MATTER IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY OR NOT, LIFE IS A
JOURNEY THAT YOU PROBABLY SHOULD TRY CONTINUING TO IMPROVE YOURSELF. YOU CAN BE
CONTENT WITH A LOT OF THINGS, BUT THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT AND
ALWAYS TRY TO MAKE YOURSELF BETTER.))
OUT Q=make yourself better.
It's an ideal Bernie Bernatavicius has no trouble living up to.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Philadelphia.))
Police investigating the murders of three young girls in Spotsylvania
say media reports are not helping their work.
A Washington T-V station has reported the bodies of two of the victims---16
year old Sofia Silva and 15 year old Kristin Lisk--were found with their
genital areas shaved, a possible serial killer signature.
But Sheriff Ron Knight says making that information public could now cause
the killer to change his signature.
All three victims--Silva, Kristin Lisk and her 12 year old sister
Kati--vanished from their homes.
All were found a few miles away some time later, their bodies in
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Invest
The government's preliminary investigation has not yielded a cause for this
month's small plane crash in Montgomery County.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./June 3;
The report does confirm several findings from the crash site--including the
fact one of the wings was separated from the plane before the crash.
It's also believed the Cessna turned sharply before nose-diving into a
The crash killed the three men on board--Clifford Wells, Tim Sprinkle, and
David Smith, all experienced pilots.
There were no radio transmissions indicating trouble right before impact.
Republicans are urging voters to take a look under the hood of the Don Beyer
IN Q=I'll be the first
((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 for Virginia Republicans is that Beyer's auto mechanic
certification expired in the late '80's.
A spokesman for the certifying organization says NO problem, he can still
call himself a mechanic.
Beyer co-owns Don Beyer Volvo and a new Land Rover dealership in northern
Wall Street has set a record every day this week, and today was no
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The Dow was up 71 points to close out the week at 77 hundred 82.
NASDAQ was also UP--12 points, another record finish.
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Danville has a new claim to fame...
its train station.
Amtrak's Whistlestop Train Tour made a pit stop here on its way cross
country, calling the Danville depot a role model.
IN Q= What you're doing
((RAYMOND LANG/AMTRAK: WHAT YOU'RE DOING HERE IN DANVILLE IS WONDERFUL, WITH
THE TOBACCO WAREHOUSE DISTRICT AND THE MARKET ACROSS THE STREET HERE, BRINGING
THE MODES OF TRANSPORTATION TOGETHER. THAT'S AN EXAMPLE OF HOW YOU CAN USE A
TRAIN STATION TO REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN.))
The Whistlestop Tour celebrates historic train stations like the one in
Danville, built in 1899.
IN Q=My father
((JOYCE THOMAS: MY FATHER USED TO LIVE IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND WE ALWAYS TOOK THE
OLD TRAIN BACK TO SOUTH CAROLINA FOR A VISIT, BACK TO DANVILLE. IT'S
WONDERFUL, IT REALLY IS.))
OUT Q=really is
Contests and exhibits will continue on board the train both tonight and
The ad could read: Police sports car for sale--first of its kind--for
information call the town of Boones Mill.
Lieutenant Lynn Frith says this was the first marked police Camaro on the
job when the town purchased it for 14-thousand dollars in 1991.
He says the sports car made it easier to catch up with speeders.
But now the car needs some costly repair work, so the town is opting to sell
it and buy a newer model.
Frith is placing ads in national car magazines, hoping to attract bids from
The town has already received a ten-thousand dollar offer.
Frith says the new Z-28 will cost about 20-thousand dollars and should be on
the road by September.
The Bulls are one win away from the title; Marcus Camby has a brush with the
law, The Flyers fire their head coach,
and Travis Wells catches up with some former Martinsville Phillies who are
now making their mark in the bigtime.
Qualifying for Sunday's Miller 400 just finished at Michigan International
Speedway. Dale Jarrett has won the pole for this weekend's race. Joe Nemechek
will start on the outside pole. here's the top 25
wipe to boards
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
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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//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
Bill Elliott, Rick mast, Michael Waltrip and ward Burton did not make the
The Avalanche will try and win two in a row tonight as Salem hosts Winston
salem at Memorial Stadium.
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Last night at Memorial Stadium the Avalanche topped Kinston 7-3. While the
bats have suffered; it's pitching tthat partially explains a 24 and 40 record.
((BILL "MOOSE" MCGUIRE/AVALANCHE MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-Bill "Moose" McGuire/Avalanche Manager; :00
OUT Q=..........last year"
When the Martinsville Phillies open the Appalachian League season next
week, some 30 rookies will begin their professional baseball careers. Travis
Wells caught up with some former Phillie farmhands who have already found
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SUPER=01-Mike Lieberthal/Phillies Catcher; :20
SUPER=07-Travis Wells; :49
SUPER=01-Scott Rolen/Phillies Third Baseman; :55
SUPER=01-Ricky Botallico/Phillies Closer; 1:26
OUT Q=...News 7 Sports."
Game six of the NBA finals tips off tonight in Chicago. The Bulls wrap up
their fifth title in 7 years with a win tonight over the Utah Jazz. Chicago
leads the best of seven; 3 games to 2.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Today; :00
The Jazz was not talking ttoday as they went through a short practice.
Tension was high.
((ANTOINE CARR/JAZZ FORWARD:))
((JERRY SLOAN/UTAH COACH:))
SUPER=01-Antoine Carr/Jazz Forward; :00
SUPER=01-Jerry Sloan/Utah Head Coach; :06
OUT Q=..why play".
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.
Reaching the Stanley Cup finals just isn't good enough anymore; at least
This morning the Philadelphia Flyers organization fired head coach Terry
Murray. His dismissal comes less than a week after the Flyers lost the the
detroit red Winds in the Stanley Cup (-------------)finals.
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Botetourt County's has two new weapons in the fight against drugs---
and they are of the four-legged variety.
Coming up tonight on News 7 at 11, we'll tell you about the success of the
department's K-9 unit.
We'll have that story, along with the latest news, weather, and sports
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tonight on News 7 at 11.