Police in Eugene, Oregon, say they're prepared for President Clinton's visit this afternoon.
Yesterday they found two bombs in a culvert at the city's airport.
Air Force One is scheduled to land there today, but investigators say there's no evidence the devices are connected to the president's visit.
AN anonymous called tipped police off to the devices.
From the airport, Clinton will take a motorcade to Springfield to visit the victims of last month's school shooting.
A guilty verdict and two more life sentences for a teenager who murdered two classmates.
The jury says it was Luke Woodham's taped confession that sealed his fate.
Last October, Woodham went on the shooting spree at Pearl High School killing his former girlfriend and another girl and wounding seven others.
((ALLAN WESTBROOK/SHOOTING VICTIM: I FEEL GOOD, IT IS THE BEST I HAVE FELT IN
EIGHT MONTHS, I HAVE GOT TO SAY THAT. I AM JUST GLAD THAT HE GOT TWO
LIFE SENTENCES AND EVERYTHING AND HE'LL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY
AGAIN, AND DON'T WORRY ABOUT HIM COMING OUT. I'M GLAD THE JURORS DIDN'T
BELIEVE THE INSANITY PLEA.))
[SUPER=01-Allan Westbrook/Shooting Victim;]
[OUT Q=the insanity plea]
The 17-year-old also killed his mother that same day.
He has already received a life sentence for his mother's murder.
Emmett Cressell will have just one trial after all.
Cressell, accused in the burning and beheading of a former Marine,
will stand trial on charges of robbery and capital murder in late August.
That removes a potential legal obstacle for prosecutors in seeking the death penalty against Cressell.
Originally Cressell was to be tried separately on the two charges, and that would have meant prosecutors would have to obtain convictions in two trials before they could ask a jury to sentence Cressell to death.
Last month, his co-defendant, Louis Ceparano,
entered an Alford plea to capital murder and robbery. Ceparano was
sentenced to two life terms and will testify against Cressell.
A Martinsville activewear maker is selling a major part of its business.
Tultex will get more than 84 million dollars for Logo Athletic.
The company says it expects to lose money on the deal, but will reduce its debt by 78-million dollars.
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Tultex will focus on its other lines, Track Gear and Discus Athletic.
Track Gear's line of apparel focuses on NASCAR.
It was started two and a half years ago in conjunction with racing legend Richard Petty.
Discus Athletic focuses on collegiate athletic apparel.
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It's a tough job, but as the saying goes, somebody has got to do it.
For the men and women of the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries Department, Smith Mountain Lake, is their beat.
It's their job to spend hours on end cruising the lake on a patrol boat.
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[SUPER=03-Smith Mt. Lake; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Cushman/Game Warden; :20]
[SUPER=01-Carson Altizer/Game Warden; :53]
[OUT Q=general fund]
[IN Q=nat sot]
Officers David Cushman and Carson Altizer are on patrol.
They'll be cruising the lake from five in the afternoon until midnight.
On picture perfect days and nights boat traffic can be heavy no matter what the hour.
((CARSON ALTIZER/GAME WARDEN: YOU REALLY GET A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. IT'S JUST LIKE WORKING THE ROAD AS A DEPUTY OR A COUNTY OFFICER. SOMETIMES WE HAVE FIGHT CALLS, DOMESTIC DISPUTES, BRANDISHING A FIREARM.))
[IN Q=WE'VE HAD 14:04:21]
((WE'VE HAD A WHOLE LOT OF ACCIDENTS WHEN THEY GO TO SPLASH A WAKE ON ANOTHER BOAT AND THEY RUN INTO THEM.))
[OUT Q=INTO THEM,]
These officers say operators of personal water crafts are often the cause many problems.
But whether they're on a jet ski or in a boat, lack of knowledge can be deadly.
They say many people put a boat on the water not knowing what safety equipment to have on the boat.
[IN Q=often times 26:39:01]
((DAVID CUSHMAN/GAME WARDEN: OFTEN TIMES OUT HERE WE SEE PEOPLE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE CHANNEL. IT'S IMPORTANT WHEN THEY'RE GOING DOWN THE LAKE THEY STAY ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE BOAT THAT'S APPROACHING.))
[OUT Q=right of way]
Most of the tickets handed out on the lake are for not having a fishing license or failing to register the boat.
The fees for hunting and fishing licenses as well as boat registrations help fund the Virginia Game department.
[IN Q=until now 33:06:15]
((ALTIZER: UNTIL NOW OUR DEPARTMENT IS NOT FUNDED BY TAX MONEYS. WITH THE NEW SENATE BILL THIS YEAR WE WILL BE GETTING MONEY FROM EXCISE TAX FROM THE SALES OF SPORTING GOODS BUT MONEY DOESN'T COME TO OUR DEPARTMENT FROM A GENERAL FUND.))
The Virginia Game and Inland fisheries Department spends much of it's time on boater education.
Officers say these classes are becoming more popular with boat operators.
The Lexington Fire Department has been searching for a new home for two years.
And, recently city council approved a location.
But, it hasn't come without controversy.
Stacey Martin has more.
[IN Q=Members of the]
[SUPER=01-Robert Foresman/Lexington Fire Department; :16]
[SUPER=07-Charles Phillips; 42]
[SUPER=01-Buddy Derrick/Lexington Mayor; 1:08]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Lexington.]
((Members of the Lexington Fire Department are reaching higher ground these days with the help of a new 700 thousand dollar fire truck AND city council's recent decision to build them a new home along Spotwood Drive.
[SOT 17.49.16 - 17.49.35 tape #1]
[IN Q=We are located]
((ROBERT FORESMAN/LEXINGTON FIRE DEPT. MEMBER:WE ARE LOCATED ONE ONE-WAY STREET IN DOWNTOWN DISTRICT OF LEXINGTON AND WE REALLY WANT TO GET OUT WHERE WE CAN HAVE MORE ACCESS-OR QUICKER ACCESS TO MORE PARTS OF THE CITY AND COUNTY.))
[OUT Q=city and county.]
But, the move has some people concerned that it will shut the door on a future resting place for some city residents.
[SOT 16.00.26 - 16.00.38 tape #2]
[IN Q=Council has decided]
((CHARLES PHILLIPS:COUNCIL HAS DECIDED TO USE THAT LAND FOR THE FIREHOUSE BUT YET COUNCIL HAS NOT MADE ANY DECISIONS CONCERNING THE FUTURE OF THE CEMETARY.))
[OUT Q=of the cemetary.]
[SOT 16.29.58 - 16.30.10 tape #2]
[IN Q=The land was]
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE LAND WAS SUPPOSED TO BE USED AS AN EXTENSION OF THIS CEMETARY. BUT, CITY COUNCIL VOTED AGAINST THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE CEMETARY'S ADVISORY BOARD AND DESIGNATED THE PROPERTY AS THE SITE OF THE NEW FIREHOUSE.))
[OUT Q=the new firehouse.]
Members of the fire department are backing the new location made by the city council and the mayor who feels they made the best of a difficult decision.
[SOT 15.28.52 - 15.29.02]
[IN Q=I think that]
((BUDDY DERRICK/LEXINGTON'S MAYOR: I THINK THAT NO MATTER WHERE YOU WOULD DECIDE TO PUT A FIREHOUSE YOU WOULD HAVE A LOT OF CONTROVERSY AND I TOLD THE COUNCIL THAT ANY OF THE SITES THAT THEY WERE ALL CONTROVERSIAL.))
[OUT Q=were all controversial.]
Once construction begins, council said it may consider paying the cemetary for use of its land.
Stacey Martin News 7, Lexington.))
Some Sweet Briar College students are digging into Amherst County's past.
They're part of Sweet Briar's first archaeology field school taking place on the Amherst County campus.
Students are digging test holes, looking for artifacts from the 18th century plantation that occupied the site for more than 150 years.
[IN Q=We know about]
((DR. AMBER MONCURE/ARCHAEOLOGY PROFESSOR: WE KNOW ABOUT THE COLLEGE YEARS, BUT WHAT CAME BEFORE 1900 WE KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT, OTHER THAN WHAT WE FIND IN DOCUMENTS AND DOCUMENTS ARE OFTEN CORRECT, BUT ALSO ARE OFTEN INCORRECT. AND ARCHAEOLOGY REALLY ADDS TO OUR SENSE OF WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE DURING THAT PERIOD.))
((CINDY TRUSSELL/FIELD SUPERVISOR: THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE IN THE AMHERST COMMUNITY THAT CAN TRACE THEIR ROOTS AND THEIR FAMILIES BACK TO BEING HERE ON SWEET BRIAR PLANTATION. THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT, JUST FOR THE HISTORY OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND THE HISTORY OF AMHERST.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Amber Moncure/Archaeology Professor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Trussell/Field Supervisor; :15]
[OUT Q=history of Amherst.]
The students already have found evidence of a blacksmith's shop and several other outbuildings.
They'll also conduct a dig at the Booker T. Washington farm in Franklin County later this summer.
In late night sports, we head to the diamond for some action between the Twins and the White Sox.
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/White Sox-Fox;]
White Sox Robbin Ventura rocks a three run homer to give Chicago a chance and tie the game at seven.
But in the ninth Todd Walker doubles down the line, Matt Lawton sprints around the horn, the throw to the play is not in time and the Twins trim the Sox 8-to-7.
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Rockies-KWGN;]
The left field corner looked good to the Los Angeles Dodgers all night long, this homer ends the Rockies no-hitter and ties the game at one.
Eric Young finds the corner again and gives L-A the win, 2-to-1 over Colorado.
In Phoenix, it looks like an inside the park home run, Brian Jordan goes up for the great catch but loses the ball, Fox scores and it's ruled just a plain ole homer.
ANd it's business as usual for Mark McGuire, he gets his 31st homer of the season and 11 grand slam of his career and the Cardinals beat the Diamonbacks 9-to-4.
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(toss to Andrew for Diner)
Time for an old fashioned cookie recipe.
It's one that that the staffers here at News 7 staffers know quite well.
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[OUT Q=thank you-- wonderful job]
[Dissolve to Chyron 7153]
If you drop us a self-addressed, stamped envelope, we'll send you this recipe.
You can see the address there on the screen. You can also check out our web site under the weekend mornings section.
And, don't forget if you'd like to be on the weekend diner, send us a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
And if we come to your house, you'll get a cool weekend diner apron.
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Two bombs were found in a culvert at the city airport in Eugene, Oregon.
Even though President Clinton is scheduled to arrive there this afternoon, investigators say there is no evidence that the bombs are connected to President's the visit.
Two more life sentences for the Pearl, Mississippi teenager who killed two of his classmates in a school shooting spree last October.
The jury said that Luke Woodham's taped confession sealed his fate.
A jury found him guilty of killing his former girlfriend and another girl.
Martinsville active wear maker Tultex is selling a major part of its business.
Tultex will get more than 84 million dollars for Logo athletic.
The company expects to lose money on the deal, but will reduce its debt by 78 million dollars.
And that's what's making news on this Saturday June 13-th.
We'll be back in just a minute.
The small town of Jasper Texas is showing their support for the family of a black man dragged to death allegedly by 3 white men last weekend.
Yellow ribbons are being hung through out the community and worn by its residents, both black and white.
[IN Q=We were very]
[SUPER=01-Russ Collier/Store Manager;]
[OUT Q=our displeasure]
A number of prominent civil rights leaders including Jesse Jackson are expected to attend Byrd's funeral today.
[TAPE#98-32 TC 1:04:49]
The State Council for Higher Education has a new chief.
But Bill Allen had a rocky first day on the job.
Ellen Qualls has more from Norfolk.
[IN Q=The smaller]
[SUPER=01-Bill Allen/State Council of Higher Education; :14]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Moore/Virginia State Univ. President; :30]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Louise Lucas/(D) Norfolk; :42]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Norfolk.]
(( The "smaller details" of Bill Allen's career include public statements about re-evaluating state support for historically black colleges.
He's been quoted as calling affirmative action "an evil" visited on this nation.
[SOT TAPE TWO 13:22:04]
((BILL ALLEN/STATE COUNCIL FOR HIGHER ED.: THEY ARE WORDS WHICH MAY BE FAMILIAR TO YOU BUT NOT TO ME. WHICH IS NOT TO SAY I DIDN'T SAY IT, BUT I HAVE NO RECOLLECTION OF THAT PARTICULAR STATEMENT. I HAVE WRITTEN COUNTLESS THOUSANDS OF WORDS ABOUT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.))
He was head of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission until George Bush decided he was too radical.
[SOT TAPE ONE 13:15:32]
((EDDIE MOORE/VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY: I HOPE THAT WE CAN JUDGE HIM ON HIS PERFORMANCE IN THIS NEW POSITION AS DIRECTOR OF THE STATE COUNCIL AND NOT ON ANYTHING THAT ALLEGEDLY HAS BEEN SAID OR DONE IN THE PAST.))
[SOT TAPE ONE 13:19:24]
((SEN. LOUISE LUCAS/D-PORTSMOUTH: I'M RELIEVED TO HEAR HIM INDICATE THE HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WILL NOT BE ON HIS HIT LIST. BUT THE FACT THAT HE SAID IT WILL NOT CAUSE PEOPLE TO CLOSE THEIR EYES, TURN THEIR BACKS, OR BE LULLED TO SLEEP.))
[SOT TAPE TWO 13:22:26]
((BILL ALLEN/STATE COUNCIL FOR HIGHER ED.: I'M NOT ABOUT TO SADDLE VIRGINIA WITH ANY PARTICULAR POLICY WITHIN A FEW MINUTES OF HAVING BEEN APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF SCHEV.))
What Bill Allen does believe in is the "aggressive and robust recruitment of minorities" to colleges -- something he was quite successful in recent years at at Michigan State University.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Norfolk.))
Josiah Bunting says Virginia Military Institute has done its best to assimilate women "efficiently, successfully and gracefully."
But yesterday in Washington, the superintendent argued that unique schools like V-M-I should be left alone.
Bunting made his comments during an address to the National Press Club.
He quoted another V-M-I supporter who argued that colleges of distinct character should be protected.
[IN Q=VMI is a quirky]
((MAJ. GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: VMI IS A QUIRKY, FEROCIOUSLY INDEPENDENT, RATHER SELF-RIGHTEOUS AMERICAN COLLEGE. PERHAPS IN NO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE LIKE THIS IS THE LINK BETWEEN WHAT HAPPENS TO A STUDENT IN COLLEGE AND WHAT THE STUDENT BECOMES LATER ON MORE PERSUASIVELY SHOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;]
[OUT Q=more persuasively shown.]
Bunting said VMI's story may yet have a happy ending, and its current situation is one of "prosperity, hope and success."
But in some respects, Bunting said the battle over the admission of women is a sad chapter in the school's history.
After starring in movies like Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber and Liar-Liar, many people wondered if Jim Carrey handle a dramatic, vulnerable role?
Anna Wentworth says yes.
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[SUPER=18-Anna Wentworth; :00]
[SUPER=18-"The Truman Show"; :18]
[SUPER=18-Anna's Grade "A-"; :44]
[OUT Q=provoking and provocative.]
(([Anna on Camera]
Jim Carrey's newest, "The Truman Show" is a real departure for
Carrey and with it he proves he can handle a more dramatic, more vulnerable character. This is a thoughtful, introspective comedy with a dark core that plays with the idea of reality versus the perception of reality.
Truman thinks his life is normal, like everyone else's; but everyone in Truman's life is acting except Truman. Even his wife (Laura Linney) is an actress. This is a twenty-four hour a day soap opera and Truman's every move is being watched by millions of people all over the globe. Truman's world is a squeaky clean version of reality created by the mysterious Cristof (Ed Harris).
"The Truman Show" gets an A- for being the most unusual and
innovative movie to come out in years.
[Anna On Camera]
It isn't perfect; there is more that could have been done with the concept and the ending is abrupt, but the idea is thought-provoking and provocative.))
You may have to pack lighter you're planning to fly.
More people than ever are packing into airports these days -- dragging all their belongings on board the plane, rather than checking them through to their destination.
Flights can be delayed as people try to find a place for all that luggage.
So Congress may limit fliers to only ONE carry on bag per passenger, to reduce crowding.
[IN Q=It's very difficult]
((IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO GET ON AND OFF THE PLANE. THERE'S ALSO A POSSIBILITY SOMETHING'S GOING TO FALL ON YOU. THAT'S HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Neil Molloy/Flight Passenger;]
[OUT Q=that's happened]
Security guards say that way -- if a weapon slipped past the metal detector at least it would not be in the traveler's hands.
But some people need those little extras within reach.
[IN Q=As you can see]
((AS YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE 5 CHILDREN. EACH CHILD NEEDS TO HAVE HIS OWN BACKPACK. WE NEED CHANGING BAGS AND MY WIFE WOULD WANT TO CARRY A SHOULDER BAG AND I CARRY A BRIEFCASE SO IT WOULD CREATE A PROBLEM.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Dean/Flight Passenger;]
[OUT Q=create a problem]
The House Aviation Sub-committee has not yet scheduled a vote on this bill.
It can take years to get a book published.
Some local elementary school students have already jumped that hurdle.
Students at Colonial Elementary in Blue Ridge wrote their own books, complete with illustrations.
The finished product was then published and yesterday the kids had the chance to share their stories with others during a Read-In.
Students read each other's books and even read their own books aloud, with a little help from teachers.
Last week on "Time Off", we took you to a familiar landmark on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mabry Mill.
Today, Kimberly McBroom profiles a parkway retreat that's not much farther down the road... Doe Run Lodge.
[IN Q=For 25 years, ]
[SUPER=03-Fancy Gap; :00]
[SUPER=01-Julia Gillespie/Doe Run General Manager; :09]
[OUT Q=News 7, Fancy Gap.]
(( For 25 years, Doe Run Lodge has been a full- service resort, nestled in the mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
((JULIA GILLESPIE/DOE RUN GENERAL MANAGER: WE HAVE A WONDERFUL PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE FOOTHILLS. AT NIGHT, YOU CAN SEE THE LIGHTS OF WINSTON-SALEM, ON A CLEAR NIGHT. THAT IS BEAUTIFUL. IT'S TRANQUIL. IT'S A PEACEFUL PLACE TO BE. IT'S A WONDERFULLY ROMANTIC "GETAWAY" TYPE PLACE.))
Guests can "get away" at any one of nearly 50 two-bedroom chalets and cottages.
During the summer season, they average about 139 dollars a night on weekends.
Specialty cabins, like the Millpond Hideway, and this Civil- War era log cabin cost more than 200 dollars a night.
Each cottage is a home away from home, with most
of them including a living room, kitchen, private bath, fireplace and deck.
But if you're itching to get outside, there are tennis courts, a swimming pool, a stocked pond, and hiking trails.
There's also INDOOR entertainment--
[SOT 11:49:32 ]
((JULIA GILLESPIE/DOE RUN GENERAL MANAGER: WE HAVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN THE DINING ROOM EVERY WEEKEND. AND OFTEN, WE'LL HAVE BANDS ON THIS VERY TERRACE, OUTSIDE WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW. WE DO DINNER THEATRE, WE HAVE COMEDY CLUBS.))
As chairwoman of the Fancy Gap Tourism Committee, Gillespie hopes more businesses will come and attract more people to the rural area-- all while preserving its natural beauty.
((JULIA GILLESPIE/DOE RUN GENERAL MANAGER: OF COURSE, IT'S A TOTALLY DIFFERENT WORLD HERE. YOU'RE LEAVING A CITY AND HEAT, AND IN AN HOUR AND 15 MINUTES, YOU'RE IN A MUCH COOLER CLIMATE, NO SMOG, NO HORNS BLOWING.))
From Roanoke, it takes a little longer-- about an hour and 45 minutes.
Doe Run is located at milepost 189 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Fancy Gap.))
Coming up next week, we'll head back down the parkway and visit Rocky Knob.
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Finally this morning, Did you See that?
135 years ago, it revolutionized naval warfare, then sank off North Carolina during a storm.
But the piece of Civil War history was back on dry land and part of a Virginia museum.
The 11-foot propeller and part of the drive shaft of the ironclad Monitor was unveiled yesteday morning at the Mariner's Museum in Newport News.
The pieces were recovered by divers salvaging the wreck site off Cape Hatteras.
The recovery effort is part of a 22-million dollar project to bring up major parts of the ship and conserve them.
The wreck was first discovered in 19-73.