Next on News 7-
A presidential visit to Nelson County. We'll have a live report.
The woman accused of killing her fiance's former lover is on the stand.
And we'll check in with some local cheerleaders to see how they fared in a
Showers move back in tomorrow. Rainfall amounts will be less than recent
events. Details ahead.
In medical news, the government's review of a Montgomery County nursing home
turns up some problems.
And the latest on research to prevent the E-coli bacteria that tainted
millions of pounds of beef last year.
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OUT Q=this afternoon
(Jean ad lib)
IN Q=It's certainly
((WALTER HOFFMAN/RESIDENT: IT'S CERTAINLY AN INTERESTING SPECTACLE. I NEVER SAW
SO MANY NICE HELICOPTERS IN ONE PLACE AT ONE TIME.))
OUT Q=at one time.
A presidential visit transforms a Nelson County tobacco field into a landing
strip for Marine One.
GRAPHIC=News 7 at Five
Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The national spotlight was shining on central Virginia today with the visit
of the President and Vice President to Nelson County.
Double Boxes=Jean and Steve/Microwave
Steve Smallshaw joins us live. Steve, it sounds like Nelson County's first
presidential visit was a pretty short one.
Jean, Bill Clinton and Al Gore weren't here very long, but the memory of
their visit will live for a long time in the minds of many residents.
IN Q=The groundwork
SUPER=03-Nelson Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Walter Hoffman/Resident; :11
SUPER=01-Mary Jane Hoffman/Resident; :32
SUPER=01-Linda D'Ambola/Resident; :45
OUT Q=wouldn't have missed it.
(( The groundwork for the president's visit was laid last week.
Secret Service agents paid a visit to Walter Hoffman, to let him know his
farm was about to become a presidential landing strip.
IN Q=They didn't say
((WALTER HOFFMAN/RESIDENT: THEY DIDN'T SAY A WORD. THEY CAME AND TOLD US THEY
WERE COMING HERE.))
OUT Q=coming here.
Security was understandably tight.
Agents patrolled the grounds, keeping a close eye on the surrounding hills.
At 11:30, the president and vice president landed.. and were quickly whisked
away to the gathering on Wintergreen Mountain.
A few hundred yards away, a handful of Nelson County residents got a brief
glimpse of history.
IN Q=He's the most
((MARY JANE HOFFMAN/RESIDENT: HE'S THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD AND IT'S
NOT EVERY DAY YOU GET TO SEE A PERSON LIKE THAT. OF COURSE, WE COULDN'T SEE HIM
BUT WE COULD SEE THE SPECTACLE ANYWAY.))
OUT Q=spectacle anyway.
IN Q=It was wonderful
((LINDA D'AMBOLA/RESIDENT: IT WAS WONDERFUL. I THINK I WAS MORE EXCITED ABOUT
SEEING MY SON HERE AND TAPING HIM, AND I DON'T KNOW, WE'RE JUST VERY BIG
SUPPORTERS OF PRESIDENT CLINTON. WOULDN'T HAVE MISSED IT.))
OUT Q=have missed it.))
The President was here to address members of the House Democratic Caucus who
are meeting at Wintergreen this week.
Double Boxes=Jean and Steve/Microwave
Not everyone who came out was a big fan of the President. We'll hear from
some of them at 6.
Two more countries are now supporting military action against Iraq.
Both Canada and Australia will support military force if it becomes
President Clinton said again today- it's possible-
((IF SADDAM WILL NOT COMPLY WITH THE WILL OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY WE
MUST BE PREPARED TO ACT. I AM VERY GRATEFUL THAT OTHERS ARE PREPARED TO STAND
OUT Q=STAND WITH AMERICA.
A few allies have openly voiced their opposition to military attacks-
The President says he hopes to avoid the use of force- but he says it's up
to Saddam Hussein.
Two Virginians have turned to Dr. Jack Kevorkian to assist them in ending
Last year, the General Assembly banned the practice in Virginia.
But a re-enactment clause on the law requires a second year of debate.
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IN Q=It should
((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-HENRY CO.: IT SHOULD BE THE PUBLIC POLICY OF THE
COMMONWEALTH THAT MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ARE NOT ENCOURAGING PEOPLE AND
ASSISTING PEOPLE IN ENDING LIFE.))
SOT lonnie 12:35:14
((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-SPRINGFIELD: THIS IS AN INTERESTING BILL. I DON'T KNOW
WHO IT BENEFITS. IT CERTAINLY DOESN'T BENEFIT THE PERSON WHO'S OBVIOUSLY IN
DIRE STRAITS AND WANTS THIS SERVICE PERFORMED ON 'EM. AND OBVIOUSLY IT ENDS
THE CAREER OF THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST WHO'S INVOLVED.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Springfield; :13
OUT Q=who's involved.
What looked like a done deal is still being amended by lawmakers.
It faces another vote later this week.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Does a career in law enforcement translate into a second career in
politics? One local candidate hopes so-- that story is just ahead on News 7 at
And the Academy Award nominations are out--with a surprise entry for Best
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IN Q=I'm looking
OUT Q=baby tonight
In health news, hold on before you sign that health club membership contract.
We'll have some tips for making sure you select the right gym for you.
Also is it written in the stars for you and your Valentine?
Patrick Evans visits with a Roanoke astrologist.
A former Naval midshipman today denied she ordered her fiance to kill a
SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX;
Diane Zamora's attorney is trying to establish that his client was under the
influence of former Air Force Cadet David Graham.
Zamora told the court Graham got into bed with her when she was
((I CAME TO, AND I COULD FEEL
HIM GETTING IN THE BED. I FELT SOMETHING IN BETWEEN MY LEGS. AND THEN I WAS
OUT Q=I was out again."
Both Zamora and Graham are charged in the 1995 slaying of 16-year-old
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
Former Sheriff Alvin Hudson says he has more to offer the city of Roanoke.
And today, he confirmed that he's running for a seat on city council.
Hudson told supporters that he has spent his adult life in public service,
and would like to continue as a member of council.
He promised to represent the interests of taxpayers and senior citizens,
and work to create more job opportunities for young people.
IN Q=We've got to do more
((ALVIN HUDSON/D- CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: WE'VE GOT TO DO MORE FOR ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT TO KEEP OUR YOUNG PEOPLE HERE TO KEEP THEM FROM LEAVING THIS VALLEY
WHEN THEY GRADUATE. WE'VE GOT TO HAVE JOBS THAT WILL ENTICE COLLEGE STUDENTS
AND HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES TO STAY IN THE CITY.))
SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/(D) City Council Candidate
OUT Q=stay in the city.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
Incumbent Democrats Nelson Harris and Bill White, and Republican council
member Jack Parrott are up for re-election.
Another likely candidate in the May 5th election is ward system advocate,
ABC agents in Franklin County have torn apart an illegal moonshine still --
but they say they may never know who was making the whiskey.
SUPER=03-Burnt Chimney/Last Night;
Agents raided this high-tech still last night--
The underground alcohol factory was completely hidden and could churn out
about 20-thousand-dollars of whiskey a week.
Agents say arrests may not be so easy to come by.
They found no evidence of bootlegging in a nearby home.
A neighbor says the man who took care of the garage died around Christmas,
and the property is rented.
IN Q=That gives the landowner an out
((GERALD JOYCE/ABC SPECIAL AGENT: THAT GIVES THE LANDOWNER AN OUT ... NORMALLY
SUPER=01-Gerald Joyce/ABC Special Agent;
OUT Q=run into
Agents say they tried to catch the bootleggers in the act, but must have
missed them by minutes.
It's Oscar time in Hollywood-
Titanic is unsinkable with 14 nominations-
((WE CAN'T LEAVE THE. ALRIGHT COME ON.... ))
OUT Q=alright come on."
Titanic was nominated for best picture, best actress, best director and
best supporting actress- to name a few.
L-A Confidential and Good Will Hunting each received nine nominations
including best picture.
The other best picture
nominees were as good as it gets with Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt and the
crowd pleasing comedy the Full Monty.
The winners will be announced March 23rd.
What's your sign? Some think it could influence your choice of a mate.
((Patrick ad lib ))
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
Valentines Day frequently brings the promise of romance, but romance can
Patrick Evans has a suggestion today that may help in that search for Mr.
or Ms. RIGHT.
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health music under
There's racing history at Daytona Speedweeks-- Mike Stevens will join us
with a live report coming up on News 7 at Five.
On Healthcheck-- a Shawsville nursing home is working to save its Medicare
and Medicaid eligibility, but time is running out.
And many of us spend a lot of money on athletic shoes--but did you know the
way you tie your shoelaces can make a big difference in your workout?
IN Q=One for general comfort
OUT Q=and damage
GRAPHIC=News 7 at Six
There's more News 7 at Five coming up--but first a look ahead to News 7 at
It's been almost a week since a train derailed in Glasgow, and some
residents say the cleanup left their neighborhood in a mess.
IN Q=we has a very good
((ROBERTA LYLE; WE HAD A VERY GOOD STREET, IT WAS PAVED WHEN WE HAD THE GRANT
SOME YEARS AGO, FINALLY GOT THE STREET PAVED, EVERYTHING HAD BEEN KEPT UP VERY
WELL, THE STATE HAD BEEN KEEPING IT UP VERY WELL.))
OUT Q=up very well
And they say they've been fighting drainage problems along the railroad for
SS=News 7 at Six
Join Keith Humphry for that story and more on News 7 at Six.
Meadowbrook Nursing home in Montgomery County is trying to correct a number
of deficiencies which may cost the home its Medicaid and Medicare
The government plans to terminate payment for Medicare and Medicaid
patients at the Shawsville nursing home later this week.
Problem areas which have been identified include resident rights, assessment
and quality of care.
The long term care facility has 93 patients-- 70 are covered by Medicaid or
Mike Basham, president of the nursing home's Board of Directors, says the
facility plans to work with a management team to find solutions.
He adds-- there are NO plans to close to the facility.
Federal officials were at the nursing home last week.
The facility's eligibility could be saved, if the latest survey results are
If one of your goals is a new body by the time the weather warms, you may
be considering joining a gym.
Before taking the plunge, there are some guidelines you may want to consider.
Many people who join a health club now will not continue to use the facility
in the months and years ahead.
To keep yourself from being one of those health club dropouts-- dropouts who
are still paying dues--you may want to follow a few simple guidelines when
it comes to picking out a health club.
First--check out the equipment. Is there a wide variety and is it well
maintained? It's also a good idea to check out the club at the time of day when
you'll be using it. If you have to fight a crowd, you're less likely to stick
with an exercise routine.
Second--is the club convenient? A good rule of thumb is to make sure that the
club is no more than 15-minutes away from home or work. You're less likely to
go if getting there is a hassle.
Third--the contract. You should be allowed to take a
copy home with you to check it out further. Most experts recommend limiting
the length of a contract to no more than a year, and be sure it has some
escape clauses--in case you would move out of the area or be unable to work
out because of illness or injury.
If you work out regularly, you may not pay much attention to your shoelaces.
But experts say when laced properly shoelaces can help you avoid injuries.
For aerobics classes it's recommended you use a double-lace pattern.
That keeps your ankles in place and stops your heels from sliding up and down,
which can cause blisters.
IN Q=We use two
SUPER=02-Bruce Wilk/Physical Therapist;
OUT Q= through the bottom
For soccer and spinning classes, Wilk recommends a straight across lace
pattern, which makes the shoe tighter on top and evenly distributes the lacing.
TAPE#**Rolled from StarLink**
The old and the new came together in Daytona today. Let's head down to the
beach and Mike Stevens with more on that.
Double Boxes=Jean and Mike/StarLink
(Mike ad libs)
Rollcue: held time trials for Saturday NAPA 300.
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SUPER=04-NAPA 300 Qualifying
OUT Q=qualified 25th.
Rollcue: a single driver elected to participate.
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SUPER=04-This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/Tide Ford Driver; :20
OUT Q=in the 125
((Rollcue: slice of NASCAR's past.)
SOT ***ROLLED FROM STARLINK**
SUPER=04-This Afternoon; :00
SUPER=01-Frank "Rebel" Mundy/Former Beach Racer; :13
SUPER=01-Carl Simpson/Car Owner from Fieldale; :35
OUT Q=Walk together
(Mike adlibs to break)
Some local cheerleaders are back from competition in the 19-98 High School
Cheerleading competition held at Disney World.
The competition is an annual event that brings together the nation's best
high school cheerleaders.
Lord Botetourt High School's varsity squad placed eleventh out of the
twenty-eight teams in their division.
This is the first time the Cavaliers have qualified for the national
competition, and this year's success required work and dedication.
IN Q=We Practiced
((WENDY POLNIAK/ SQUAD CAPTAIN-WE PRACTICED THREE TO FOUR TIMES A WEEK- ON
SATURDAYS, BEFORE SCHOOL, AFTER SCHOOL, AFTER GAMES- TO PREPARE FOR IT AND JUST
DID OUR BEST.))
((JULIE ERICKSON/ SQUAD CAPTAIN- IT FEELS LIKE EVERYTHING PAID OFF CAUSE WE DID
BETTER THAN LAST YEAR AND THAT WAS OUR ONLY GOAL.))
SUPER=01-Wendy Polniak/Squad Captain;
SUPER=01-Julie Erickson/Squad Captain; :08
OUT Q=only goal
Lord Botetourt was the only school from Virginia that qualified to compete
in this year's event.