The Governor denies Danny Lee King's request for clemency.
On NEWS 7 at SIX tonight we've got a late report from the penitentiary where the capital killer will be executed tonight.
And an Owens-Corning manufacturing plant is closing this Fall in Martinsville.
Tonight in sports, lots of golf from the City County and the Hall of Fame, the Bulls try Floyd as an emergnecy Phil-In, Steve Mason visits with Tom Glavine's slugging brother,
and CBS decides NOT to televise the rescheduled Pesi 400. We'll tell you who will tonight in sports.
His story's changed over the years.
But tonight, Danny Lee King will be put to death for the story a Roanoke County jury believed in 1991: That he lured a real estate agent to an empty house, choked her, stomped her, stabbed her to death, and robbed her.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Starlink]
Ellen Qualls is at the Greensville correctional center where King is to be executed at nine tonight.
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[***ROLLED FROM TRUCK***]
[IN Q=Danny King]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./October 1990; :08]
[SUPER=07-Danny Lee King; :26 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=04-January, 1991; :55]
[OUT Q=completely insane]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Starlink]
(Question: In the last year in Virginia we've heard the Pope try to intervene, a former first lady, and a family membe
r of a victim. Who other than King and his attornies would like to see this execution halted?) [Owens-Corning]
117 employees of a window manufacturing plant in Martinsville will lose their jobs at the end of September.
Today, Owens Corning announced an alliance with Simonton Windows that will shift production to plants in West Virginia.
Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight, with the reaction of workers and local economic development officials.
[Live= Full/Joe in the Newsroom]
Keith, the news wasn't a complete surprise to workers at the Owens- Corning plant, but that didn't soften the blow this morning.
[IN Q=We're real close-knit]
[SUPER=01-Clyde Hairston/Owens Corning Employee; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Evans/Owens Corning Employee; :12]
[SUPER=01-Sherry Ramsey/Patrick Henry Development Council; :46]
[OUT Q=in this community.]
[IN Q=We're real close-knit here]
((CLYDE HAIRSTON/ OWENS CORNING EMPLOYEE: WE'RE REAL CLOSE KNIT HERE. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF REAL GOOD PEOPLE HERE. IT'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE WHO ARE JOBLESS INCLUDING MYSELF, BUT WE JUST HAVE TO GO ON, JUST HAVE TO GO ON.))
((CATHY EVANS/OWENS CORNING EMPLOYEE: AND THEN EVERYBODY HERE IS LIKE FAMILY. IT'S ONE OF THE FEW PLACES I'VE EVER WORKED WHERE THERE IS A GOOD RAPPORT AND EVERYBODY'S CLOSE. THAT'LL BE THE HARDEST THING.))
[OUT Q=that'll be the hardest thing..]
Clyde Hairston and Cathy Evans heard the news when they arrived at work. The facility will close in two months, as Owens Corning enters into an alliance with Simonton Windows, and sells the assets of its window business to the West Virginia company.
The news comes on the heels of other local lay-offs including the recent closing of the Dupont Plant.... but regional economic development officials remain upbeat about the local economy.
[Live= Full/Joe in NewsroomMicrowave]
That's small consolation to the workers at Owens Corning who are now looking for jobs... but the company will be working with the Virginia Empoyment Commission... and targeting local companies that could be a good match for the skills the Owens Corning workers offer.
And Keith, the patrick Henry Development council is already gearing up to market the two buildings that Owens Corni
ng occupies in Martinsville. [Alley]
A November trial date has been set for the Henry County woman charged with stabbing her baby to death on Mother's Day.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;]
Sharon Alley will face a jury on two charges.
She faces first- degree murder for allegedly killing her eight- month- old daughter Brooke in May.
The other is felony child abuse for allegedly throwing the little girl on the floor last October.
The November trial date was set this morning at a hearing.
That's also when the court decided to combine all charges against Alley into one trial.
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Comments about the water quality at Smith Mountain Lake recently sparked debate -- now someone's job could be in jeopardy.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Six.
And immigrants from Germany, Vietnam and more than a dozen other countries-- all working for the valley's Maid-Bess plants.
Workplaces as colorful as the fabric they produce.
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[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]
The Smith Mountain Lake policy advisory board held an executive session this afternoon to discuss whether to fire its director.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave]
Tina Tenret was at the meeting and joins us now from the lake.
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(Rollcue:out of loyalty. )
[SUPER=01-Ken Dugan/Advisory Board Member; ::00]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :25]
[SUPER=01-Bob Webster/Advisory Board Chairman; :44 QUICK!!!]
[OUT Q=made tomorrow.]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave]
A Lynchburg woman is listed in serious condition after her husband allegedly attacked her with a baseball bat this morning.
Police were called to Floyd Street around 11 after a man called 9-1-1 to report he had murdered his wife.
They found 21- year- old Bobby Calloway suffering from serious wounds to her head and upper body.
She was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where she's still being treated.
Police arrested 45- year- old Jessee Calloway at the scene.
They also confiscated an aluminum baseball bat they believe was used in the attack.
Calloway faces malicious wounding charges.
Two men who defrauded the Ericsson Corporation of more than a million dollars are going to prison.
Robert "Butch" Sager used his job at Ericsson to hire George Calvin Kelly to do hundreds of schematic drawings that the company paid for but never received.
Sager was given a two- and- a- half- year prison term. Kelly will serve 18 months.
[IN Q=It is shocking]
((THOMAS ECKERT/U.S. ATTORNEY: IT IS SHOCKING THAT SOMEBODY CAN STEAL SO MUCH MONEY AND GET RELATIVELY LITTLE PRISON TIME TO SERVE AS A RESULT. ON THE OTHER HAND, YOUR TYPICAL WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL, SUCH AS MR. SAGER AND MR. KELLY, PUTTING THEM IN JAIL OR PUTTING THEM IN PRISON FOR ANY TIME AT ALL IS A SUBSTANTIAL PUNISHMENT FOR SOMEBODY WHO HAS NEVER HAD ANY CONTACT WITH THE LAW OR THE COURT SYSTEM AT ALL PRIOR TO THIS INCIDENT.))
[SUPER=01-Thomas Eckert/U.S. Attorney; :00]
[OUT Q=to this incident.]
Both men also were ordered to pay restitution.
The stock market took a steep dive today in heavy trading. The DOW suffered its sixth-worst point loss ever,
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falling one-hundred-96 points to close at 89 hundred 33.
NASDAQ lost 34 points.
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[Dana/Dimon/Dominion Resources/First Union/First VA]
[General Electric/Kroger/Nationsbank/Norfolk Southern/Optical Cable]
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Most of the news coming out of the textile industry has not been that good.
But while plants all over Southwest Virginia are shutting down, one in Salem isn't just staying in business ... it's booming.
And if that's not enough to make Maid Bess unique, Scott Goldberg has the story of the company's workforce.
It's one of the most diverse group of workers you'll find in the Roanoke Valley.
[SUPER=01-Barbara Reed/Plant Manager;16]
[SUPER=02-Thomas Phan/Maid Bess Sewer;21]
[SUPER=01-Matthew Duffy/Refugee & Immigration Services;51]
[SUPER=01-Petra Clark/Maid Bess Supervisor;1:40]
[OUT Q=Goldberg, News-7]
((Inside Salem's Maid Bess sewing plant, the people who run the machines are as colorful as the clothes they produce.
[SOT 9 16 16]
[IN Q=everything good]
((NHI LEE: EVERYTHING GOOD FOR ME. SO I LIKE IT, YOU KNOW.))
[OUT Q=YOU KNOW]
The workers here represent 15 different nationalities.
Some of them are refugees who fled their native countries.
[SOT 9 43 39]
[IN Q=when they]
((BARBARA REED/PLANT MANAGER: WHEY THEY CAME HERE THEY WERE LOOKING FOR A JOB. AND WHEN THEY LOOK FOR A JOB THEY WANT SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO GIVE THEM A LIFESTYLE THAT IS BETTER THAN WHAT THEY HAD.))
[OUT Q=THEY HAD]
[QUICK NATSOUND OF SEWING MACHINE NEAR 9 26 19 -- if it works]
Thomas Phan was a tailor in Vietnam.
[SOT 9 25 25]
[IN Q=i know]
((THOMAS PHAN/MAID BESS SEWER: I KNEW ABOUT SEWING MACHINES BEFORE. SO I LIKE IT.))
[OUT Q=LIKE IT]
[WOMAN SEWING AT 9 19 52]
Native German Ilse Bell has worked at Maid Bess for 33 years.
[NAT SOUND NEAR 9 17 16 -- NHI LEE ON THE MACHINES]
Nhi Lee has been here only four and a half ...
[9 21 20 -- shot of jennifer lee]
but met his bride on the job.
[SOT 9 22 43]
[IN Q=did you ever]
((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: DID YOU EVER THINK THAT, WHEN YOU CAME TO WORK HERE, YOU WOULD FIND A HUSBAND? JENNIFER LEE: YES (LAUGHS).))
[SOT 12 37 47]
[IN Q=maid bess]
((MATTHEW DUFFY/REFUGEE & IMMIGRATION SERVICES: MAID BESS HAS THE ABILITY TO BRING THEM INTO THE WORKPLACE, TRAIN THEM.))
[OUT Q=TRAIN THEM]
Matt Duffy is an employment specialist who helps refugees find work.
And he knows immigrants who get jobs at Maid Bess will have an easier time getting use to life in America.
[SOT 12 38 24]
[IN Q=there are]
((MATTHEW DUFFY: THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEIR COUNTRYMEN WORKING THERE ALREADY, THE WORD HAS SPREAD IT'S A VERY EASY MARRIAGE.))
[OUT Q=EASY MARRIAGE]
[NATSOUND DINNER PLATE HITTING TABLE FROM "DINNER" TAPE AT 17 49 22]
Maid Bess is proud of its workers.
Just this week the company took a group to dinner, honoring a few who received their American citizenship.
The company also has International Days, when workers wear their native clothes.
And Maid Bess teaches English classes to break down the language barriers.
[NATSOUND 9 12 36 -- "LOOKS VERY NICE, GOOD JOB"]
It's the kind of workplace that has kept German immigrant Petra Clark happy for 13 years -- the kind of work place she said could teach society a lesson.
[SOT 9 11 08]
((PETRA CLARK/MAID BESS SUPERVISOR: BECAUSE I THINK WE'RE WORKING AS A TEAM HERE AND I THINK WE'RE LIKE A BIG FAMILY.))
[OUT Q=BIG FAMILY]
Everyone in this family has a different past.
But what they have in common is:
Their futures, like the clothes they sew, will be made in America.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))
Coming up in sports, the Bulls shoot the bull today, we'll check on two area golf tournaments plus, CBS says no to the Pepsi.
And Steve Mason introduces us to Tom Glavine's little brother, who is tearing up the Carolina League these days.
The Chicago Bulls named Tim Floyd their coach in waiting today and in the process slyly shifted the future of the team into the hands of Phil Jackson.
Team owner Jerry Reinsdorf hired Floyd as director of basketball operations and said it's up to Jackson to keep the team together.
[SUPER=01-Jerry Reinsdorf/Bulls Owner; :00]
Phil Jackson answered the challenge today by saying he will NOT come out of retirement.
Let's begin tonight with some not so popular NASCAR news.
The Pepsi 400 will NOT air on CBS, afterall.
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/July 2nd; :00]
The first night race at the track was to be the first stock car race ever aired LIVE in primetime on one of the three major networks.
But the wildfires forced the postponement of the race until October 17th.
That date conflicts with CBS's new prime time programming so, the race will now air that night on TNN.
Dot Bolling's fourth consecutive R-V-W-G-A golf title was probably the easiest of the 8 times she's won the event.
Bolling started the final round at the Botetourt country club with a whopping 15 shot lead. She didn't shoot the low round of the day but Bolling's 77 gave her a total 219 for a 13 shot win in the tournament.
[IN Q="You're just...]
[SUPER=01-Dot Bolling/RVWGA Campion; :]
[OUT Q=....what you get."]
Marilyn Bussey shot a 76, the low round of the day in the championship flight, to finish second at 233.
Ole Monterey was the site of the opening round of the Roanoke Valley Golf Hall of Fame Senior and Junior Championships.
And Scott Wise, The winner of last weeks R-V-G-A, is the leader after the first round of the junior competition.
Wise, Playing out of Blue Hills, shot a four under par 67 today.
Lee Taylor of the Roanoke Country Club is one shot off the pace after shooting a 68.
The Waterfront's Matt Chandler is alone in second place three shots off the lead after shooting a 70.
Don Foster of Blue Hills is the leader of the Senior Division after opening with a one under par 70. Ole Monterey's Woody Shell is second at 71.
Salem's nine game homestand began with Kinston.
Avalanche fans had a chance to watch Mike Glavine play. Steve Mason says, he's much more than the little brother of an Atlanta Braves ace.
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/ESPN; :09]
[SUPER=01-Mike Glavine/Kinston First Baseman; :16]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Week; :31]
[SUPER=01-Mako Oliveras/Kinston Manager; :42]
[OUT Q=News 7 sports"]
((One is a Indian, the other a Brave. The pro baseball similarities stop there. Mike, a minor league first baseman, his brother Tom became one of only three major league pitchers with 14 wins last night.
Baseball America named the younger Glavine the Carolina League's top power hitting prospect. He's second in the league in homers with 16 and 4th in RBI's with 54.
Glavine is batting .239 and has made only two errors all season. Mike knows to advance, he must improve and his elder sibling helps him with the mental side of the game.
Both great hockey players, Tom was drafted by the L.A. Kings. But big brother can't match Mike's autograph versatilit...signs right, throws left. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))
The former Virginia Military Institute football coach who resigned after allegations he made a racial slur is suing the school.
According to the Richmond Times Dispatch, Bill Stewart's suit contends that VMI and its board of visitors were obligated to pay Stewart the remainder of his contract, scheduled to run through 2001. The suit also alleges VMI denied Stewart a chance to present his side of the story at the time he was forced to resign.
The suit says statements made by VMI representatives branded Stewart a racist and hindered his opportunities ttive damages totaling $350,000 from school officials.
o gain employment in the college ranks. Stewart is seeking compensatory damages of at least $1 million, along with puni