03/29/05

6 p.m.


ENG#=1 VO NAT


VO NAT The Reverend Jerry Falwell is back in
the hospital. Two live reports coming
up.

Plus another death from Group A
Strep linked to Lakeview Assisted
Living.
JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

and fire at local college does some
damage. it was wind causing problems in
other areas.
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

Tonight on News 7 sports, Dale
Junior tries to work out the kinks in
Martinsville.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT And the Carolina Panthers are now


caught in the middle of a nasty
steroids scandal in the NFL.

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GRAPHIC=None A chance to dry out after the Monday


super-soaker. Temperatures shoot into
the 70s tomorrow.
JEAN 4-Shot JEAN 4-Shot

News Seven at Six is next
Open (Open)

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*CG 4054


*CG 306


*CG standup Jean Jadhon
jjadhon@wdbj7.com



*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com


*CG 2line Robin Reed
rreed@wdbj7.com

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ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Just a few weeks after


leaving a Lynchburg hospital, Reverend
Jerry Falwell is hospitalized again.

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INQ=Rev. Falwell REVEREND FALWELL IS CLINICALLY STABLE
RUNS=03 BUT CRITICALLY ILL.



OQ=but critically ill.




JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=News7 @ 6 Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.


Keith is off tonight.
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GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell It appears Reverend Jerry


Falwell has suffered a relapse in his
battle with viral pneumonia.

Falwell was admitted to

Lynchburg General Hospital early this
morning after having breathing problems
at home.

DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Steve/Starlink DOUBLE BOXES



Lynchburg Bureau Chief Steve
Smallshaw is outside the hospital
tonight. Steve what else can you tell
us about his condition?

LIVE=Steve Full/Starlink LIVE FULL

*CG standup Steve Smallshaw
ssmallshaw@wdbj7.com


*CG live Lynchburg



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INQ=




*CG locator Lynchburg
March 4
:00


*CG 2line Tom Urtz
Centra Health Spokesman
:31


*CG 2line Jonathan Falwell

Falwell's Son
1:05





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OQ=4 o'clock in the morning.





LIVE=Steve Full/Starlink LIVE FULL

*CG live Lynchburg



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GRAPHIC=HOLD The news spread around the the campus


of Liberty University, the college
Falwell founded more than 30 years ago.

DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Myranda/Microwave DOUBLE BOXES



Myranda Stephens is on campus with
more, and Myranda, what are they
saying.

LIVE=Myranda Full/Microwave LIVE FULL





*CG standup Myranda Stephens
mstephens@wdbj7.com
*CG live Lynchburg



ROLL CUE: the reaction has generally SOT FULL


been the same.

ENG#=4



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*CG 2line Phoebe Giannini
Liberty Student
:00


*CG 2line Christopher Miranda
Liberty Student
:08


*CG locator Lynchburg
:15
*CG locator Mobile, AL
March 14
:26


*CG locator College Park, MD
Last Week
:30


*CG 2line Melinda Trotter

Liberty Student
:41


*CG 2line Shane Lancaster
Liberty Student
:57





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OQ=like the last time.







LIVE=Myranda Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG live Lynchburg





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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Health officials have linked
ENG#=1 another death to Group A Streptococcus.


HEALTHCHECK 7 ANIMATION It's our Healthcheck Seven report
tonight.

This is the second resident at the

Lakeview assisted living facility to
die from the bacterium.

The woman died March 5th, But it
wasn't until later that officials
realized she had been a Lakeview
Resident.

While health officials still do not
know the source of these infections --
there have been no new cases in two
weeks.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke Co.
File Tape In total, five Lakeview residents
contracted a severe form of the
bacterium.

Most from the same unit.

13 others also tested positive for
infection. They include both residents
and staff. They have all received
antibiotics at this point.

Health officials say they have
conducted two unannounced inspections
of Lakeview and say the facility
exceeded expectations.

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INQ=I feel like it's




*CG 2line Dr. Molly O'Dell
District Health Director DR. MOLLY O'DELL/DISTRICT HEALTH

DIRECTOR; I FEEL LIKE IT'S PROBABLY THE
SAFEST ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY ON THE
GLOBE RIGHT NOW

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OQ=on the globe right now





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Health officials say Group A Strep is
a common infection. But it's more
severe in those with compromised immune
systems, children and the elderly.
JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPIC=NONE They says this is not a public health


threat but rather confined to this
institutional setting
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GRAPHIC=NOne Strep A is transmitted from person
ENG#=2 to person - Some people are worried


that they may have come in contact with
it.

Relatives of a woman who died from
Strep A- wonder if they were put in
danger the many times they visited
Lakeview and the last days they spent
with their mother.

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INQ=




*CG 2line Barbara Perry
Daughter in Law of Victim
:11
*CG 2line Robert Perry
Son of Group A Strep Victim
:21


*CG 2line Dr. David Priest
Infectious Disease Specialist
:32


*CG locator Salem
:47





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OUTQ=and patients using steroids After Bertha Woodby died March 18th the


family contacted Lakeview Assisted
Living facility to gather her
belongings.

That's when they found out all of
her clothing had been cleaned.

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INQ=and one of the staff 27:37 BARBARA PERRY: EVERYTHING THAT


SHE HAD WAS ALL WASHED UP AND PUT IN
BIG PLASTIC BAGS.


RUN04 (END SOT)



OQ=in plastic bags. iT WAS ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT SOME OF


WOODBY'S THINGS BE DESTROYED.


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INQ=They told us 28:21 BUDDY PERRY: THEY TOLD US TO GET


RID OF THE BOX SPRING AND MATTRESS AND
EVEN THE rocking CHAIR.

RUN06 (END SOT)



OQ=even the chair Now Robert Perry and his family are


concerned about their exposure to the
deadly bacteria..

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INQ=yOU HAVE TO HAVE 21:219:53 DR. DAVID PRIEST YOU HAVE TO


HAVE CLOSE PERSONAL CONTACT WITH OTHER
INDIVIDUALS TO GET GROUP A STREP WHICH
IS ACTUALLY A VERY COMMON HUMAN
PATHOGEN.

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OQ=HUMAN PATHOGEN Group A strep is spread through


direct contact with the mucus of an
infected person or contact with
infected wounds or sores on the skin.

Dr. Priest says the bacteria
doesn't live long on clothing- and
treating people who've had contact
with patients is not usually
recommended.

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INQ=THEORETICALLY 21:25:31 BECAUSE IT'S EXTREMELY RARE


FOR A CONTACT TO A CASE TO ALSO DEVELOP
THIS AGGRESSIVE DISEASE.

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OQ=KINDS OF THINGS. There are exceptions though- for


people at higher risk.

Robert Perry is diabetic like his
mom was.. one factor that makes him
more susceptible-

Other people most at risk fro
Group A Strep include - cancer
patients, people undergoing dialysis,
and patients using steroids.>>
WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE FS WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE
JEAN'S MIC HOT For a link to more information on
Group A Strep go to WDBJ7- dot com and
click on websites in the news.
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Still ahead on News Seven, the
latest on contract negotions at a big
employer in the New River Valley.

They could go down to the wire.

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT



VO-NAT Plus last night's strong winds


did a number in one community.


We'll show you the damage.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Fire A fire at Roanoke College sent
ENG#=1 three people to the hospital this



morning.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Salem

The blaze broke out in an
equipment shed near the campus track
and ballfield.

Two firefighters and an employee
were treated at the hospital for smoke
inhalation.

According to the College, the
building and most of the athletic
equipment stored inside were destroyed.


Fire officials are investigating
the cause.

Because of the fire, the Women's
Lacrosse game against Hollins was
postponed.

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GRAPHIC=Volvo A strike could be in the future


for union workers at one of the largest
employers in the New River Valley.

Union members and Volvo face a
deadline of midnight Friday to reach a
new contract.


DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Rachel/Microwave DOUBLE BOXES



New River Valley Bureau Chief
Rachel DePompa is in Blacksburg with
details on the negotiations. Rachel?

LIVE=Rachel Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG standup Rachel DePompa
rdepompa@wdbj7.com


*CG live Blacksburg

Jean, The International United
Auto Worker's Union has authorized the
Local 20-69 to strike if necessary at
midnight Friday.

That's when the a 60 day
extention of the old contract ends.

ENG#=2 VO NAT

VO NAT


*CG locator Dublin
File Tape Volvo officials and Union leaders
have been in negotiations for months.

The two sides reached a tenative
contract in February, but it was voted
down by Union members.

Since then, no deals have been
reached.

Negotiations are still underway,
but the union is authorized to strike
April first.


LIVE=Rachel Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG live Blacksburg

So far, no workers have agreed to
go on camera, but we have recieved
several phone calls and emails from
employees worried about the situation.

DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & RAchel/Micro (DOUBLE BOXES)



Jean, there won't necessarily be
a strike, but it is an option union
leaders have in their back pockets.

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GRAPHIC=None New information tonight on the
ENG#=3 Blacksburg Police investigation into a


possible illegal gambling ring in town.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



Police searched an apartment last
week and according to a search warrant
affidavit they took two poker tables,
money, five decks of playing cards,
poker chips and two computers.
*CG locator Blacksburg In the search warrant police
allege Edwin Park was holding illegal
Texas Hold em' poker games out of his

Terrace View Apartment.

No one has been arrested but
police do expect to announces charges
in the next few days.
JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Operating an illegal gambling


enterprise is a felony- taking part in
one is a misdemeanor.
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After a promising start, Wall
Street closed with a selloff.
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10405.70 The NASDAQ dropped 19.
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GRAPHIC=Severe Weather A Bedford County woman is without
ENG#=1 a roof over her head tonight-



VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Montvale

The roof of Tammy Sink's home was
peeled off after heavy winds swept
Montvale early Tuesday morning.

From the inside the walls and
ceiling seem intact, but on the outside
you can see the framework and
insulation.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=I was sleeping...




*CG 2line Tammy Sink
Storm Victim TAMMY SINK, STORM VICTIM: I WAS
SLEEPING- HEARD WIND OFF AND ON THROUGH
THE NIGHT 'BOUT THREE O'CLOCK - 3:30
AND FRANKLY I THOUGHT IT WAS MY ROOF,
BUT MY CEILINGS WERE THERE, SO I DIDN'T
THINK ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

RUNS=15



OQ=.. anything about it.






VO-NAT VO-NAT



Sink lost her job and doesn't
have insurance.

Her neighbors say they're going
to try to put the roof back into its
rightful position as a temporary fix.

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GRAPHIC=Campaign 2005 The only Democrat in the Attorney
ENG#=2 General's race kicked off his campaign


today.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Richmond

Bath County Senator Creigh (Cree)
Deeds says he wants to fight for
everyday families by protecting
children and lowering the costs of
prescription drugs for seniors-

But says his first priority is to
keep VIrginians safe.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=That's why my experience




*CG 2line Sen. Creigh Deeds

(D) Candidate for Attorney General SEN. CREIGH DEEDS/(D) CANDIDATE FOR



ATTORNEY GENERAL: THAT'S WHY MY
EXPERIENCE AS A PROSECUTOR AND STATE
LEGISLATOR WILL ALLOW ME TO WORK WITH
LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS TO MAKE SURE
VIRGINIA IS READY. READY TO PUNISH
THOSE OFFENDERS WHO TERORIZE OUR
CITIZENS AND READY TO ENFORCE THE DEATH
PENALTY WHEN NEEDED. READY TO PROTECT
THE LARGEST PORT FACILITY ON THE EAST
COAST. READY TO PROTECT OUR HIGHWAYS
AND AIRPORTS.

RUNS=18



OQ=our highways and airports





VO-NAT VO-NAT



A former Commonwealth's Attorney,
Deeds served in the House of Delegates
for ten years before being elected to
the Senate.

He's being endorsed by Governor
Mark Warner who calls him the best
candidate in the race.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD Also today, former Lynchburg



Council member Robert Garber made his
challenge official.

He wants to win the Republican
nomination away from Delegate Preston
Bryant in the 23rd House District.
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Coming up tonight on News 7
ENG#=APRISA Sports - more steroids allegations -


this time with the Carolina Panthers.

The Yanks and Sox do it for the
final time this spring.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



And Travis Wells checks in from
Martinsville where Dale Junior got in
some test time today in hopes of
getting his season back on track.

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GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY With a new crew in place, Dale
ENG#=1 Earnhardt, Jr. expected to get off to a


roaring start this season. But that
hasn't been the case. Travis Wells
caught up with Junior at today's test
session in Martinsville to try to
pinpoint the problem.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=




*CG locator Martinsville
:00


*CG 2line Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
26th in Points Race
:20


*CG standup Travis Wells
twells@wdbj7.com
1:18


*CG 2line Ricky Rudd
39th in Points Race < points, and his last three finishes
have been 32nd, 42nd, and 24th. Junior
refuses to blame the crew swap with

Michael Waltrip for his problems, but
admits that constant rule changes have
been a major contributor.

DALE EARNHARDT, JR./26th IN POINTS
RACE:

If adversity builds character,
Earnhardt's bunch should have plenty,
starting with crew chief Pete Rondeau.
Junior says that toughness has shown in
through recent tough times.

EARNHARDT:

TRAVIS WELLS/REPORTING:

One driver who sympathizes with
Earnhardt is Ricky Rudd. Rudd has been
through the whole crew chief change,
and late last season was reunited with
Michael "Fatback" McSwain.

RICKY RUDD/39th IN POINTS RACE:

Junior can take some comfort in
the fact that he won at Bristol for the
first time in a Cup car last season.
That's where the circuit will be this
weekend for the Food City 500. In
Martinsville, Travis Wells, News 7
Sports.>>

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OQ=News 7 Sports."



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ANCHOR ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=PANTHERS The steroids scandal in pro
ENG#=2 sports has now spilled over to the NFL


and landed on the front door step of
the Carolina Panthers.

A 60 Minutes story that will air
tomorrow night here on WDBJ-7

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG file NFL
:00 says that Carolina's Todd
Sauerbrun and Jeff Mitchell and former
Panther Todd Steussie got steroid
prescriptions from a doctor under
investigation by federal authorities.

The players had prescriptions
filled for a banned steroid cream last

year.

The report also says that
Sauerbrun, who is a punter and holder
from West Virginia, obtained syringes
and an injectable steroid.

MIKE ON CAMERA MIKE ON CAMERA
HOLD GRAPHIC The prescriptions were filled
multiple times according to the report
by Doctor James Shortt.
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GRAPHIC=MLB The Yanks and Red Sox open up the
ENG#=2 big league regular season this Sunday


night.

This afternoon the two AL east
rivals hooked for the final time in the
preseason.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



Legends Field in Tampa hosted the
two teams this afternoon on a great day
for baseball on the Gulf Coast.

The Yankees wasted no time at all
in lighting up the Sox as Bernie
Williams slaps a single up the middle,
the throw back into the outfield is as
weak as it gets and Derek Jeter scores
to make it one to nothing Yankees.

But the Sox settled down and got
2 in the 3rd.

In the top of the fourth Doug
Mirabelli rips a shot down the left
field line to score a run. And watch
the slide coming up at second and
Mirabelli avoids the tag with a little
leg work on the back of the base makes
the hand tag.. *CG final Boston

7 Mike Lockwood drove in two runs New York for the Sox as they win it 7-to-2.
2



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The Associated Press reports that
famed defense attorney

Johnnie Cochran has died.

We'll have more on News Seven at
Eleven.

Good night.