Coming up next on News 7, Washington remembers the victims of Friday's shooting at the U-S Capitol.
and the strike that has crippled General Motors could be close to an end.
Clouds, fog and light rain highlite today's weather. A slow warmup is on the way.
Some movie scenes from "Saving Private Ryan" are causing a health risk for certain viewers.
And recent statistics show baby boomers could go broke trying to pay for long term health care.
But a local organization has some solutions to this evolving issue.
[SUPER=#4063; Headline Banner]
((WE'VE LOST TWO HEROES WHO'VE SAVED SO MANY FROM HARM.))
[OUT Q=many from harm. ]
Lawmakers honor two Capitol policemen who died defending them.
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
People brought flowers to the Capitol steps- and lawmakers spoke of the officers' dedication.
Meanwhile the alleged GUNMEN is recovering in a Washington hospital.
Lee Cowan is in Washington with the latest.
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/CBS News;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Dirk Kempthorne/(R) Indiana;]
[super=03-Albuquerque, NM; ]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Tom Delay/(R) Majority Whip;]
[OUT Q=now back to you]
((AN UNSPEAKABLE CRIME BROUGHT A FLOOD OF WORDS FROM SOME OF THE
VERY SOULS THAT OFFICERS CHESTNUT AND GIBSON DIED PROTECTING.
SEN. TRENT LOTT/R-MAJORITY LEADER They died - democratic institutions.
SEN DIRK KEMPTHORNE/R-ID: we are a family-
FROM THE PRESIDENT, A REQUEST FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE - QUIET
PRAYER INSTEAD OF SPOKEN WORDS.
CLINTON : Amen.
AS PREPARATIONS CONTINUED FOR THE OFFICER'S LAST TRIP TO
CAPITOL HILL, WHERE THEIR CASKETS WILL LAY UNDER ITS GRAND DOME, THE
SUSPECT, RUSSELL WESTON, STILL IN A HOSPITAL BED -- SLOWLY RECOVERING,
PERHAPS FROM ONE OF THE LAST SHOTS OFFICER GIBSON EVER FIRED.
REP. TOM DELAY/R-MAJORITY WHIP:
John did --- from harm."
WESTON WAS CHARGED IN ABSENTIA...WITH ONE COUNT OF KILLING A FEDERAL
BUT OTHER CHARGES ARE PENDING...HIS COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY ATTENDED
THE PROCEEDING...AND SAYS WESTON IS STILL TOO INJURED
TO OFFER ANYTHING OF SUBSTANCE - A MOTIVE IS STILL A MYSTERY.
TOURISTS AT THE CAPITOL MINGLED IN AND OUT OF THE BUILDING
AS USUAL --
AS BUSY AS IT WAS, IT WAS SILENT, WITH TEARS FROM THOSE WHO HAD
NEVER EVEN BEEN HERE BEFORE, AND MORE FROM THOSE WHO WERE ALL TOO CLOSE. ))
The General motors strike could be coming to an end.
Both GM and union sources say a deal ending the two strikes could come soon.
Top level negotiations resumed in Flint Michigan-
Negotiators have been meeting around the clock over the weekend.
[super=03-Bowling Green, KY;]
Meanwhile G-M has re-opened its Corvette plant in Kentucky using outside parts.
A plant is Mexico has also reopened.
When Governor Jim Gilmore promised "no car tax," he promised local governments the plan would NOT cost them a cent.
Today, the state House Appropriations Committee heard otherwise.
The state Compensation Board told cities and counties they will only be reimbursed for HALF of the administrative costs of calculating and issuing the tax refund checks.
[IN Q=It's another]
((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: IT'S ANOTHER SHIFT AND SHAFT APPROACH TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. IF WE'RE GONNA REPEAL, IF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA IS GOING TO REPEAL THAT LOCAL TAX, WE OUGHT TO PAY FOR THE COST OF REPEALING IT. AND NOT PUT THAT ON OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT PEOPLE.))
[sot TAPE ONE 29:07]
((DEL. GLENN CROSHAW/D-VIRGINIA BEACH: I THINK IT'S PRETTY CLEAR THAT TAXPAYERS UNDERSTOOD THEY WANTED TO DO AWAY WITH THE CAR TAX. I THINK THERE MAY BE SOME CONFUSION ABOUT WHAT THE COSTS OF THAT WERE. AND IN PARTICULAR THE IMPLEMENTATION COSTS COULD POSE A HARDSHIP ON THE LOCALITIES. AND THAT'S GONNA HAVE TO BE DEALT WITH LEGISLATIVELY.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Glenn Croshaw/(D) Virginia Beach; :18]
[OUT Q=with legislatively.]
Governor Gilmore's spokeswoman says if it costs more than the five million dollars set aside-- the Governor will ask for more money in the the next General Assembly session.
[(toss to R)]
(toss to Robin)
[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
Virginia unveils its new state of the art forensics lab. We'll have a look in a moment.
and we'll tell you why a plane that doesn't fly is proving valuable to area firefighters.
In Health Check, veteran's groups are concerned about the realism of Steven Spielberg's new movie, "Saving Private Ryan.
We'll have that and an interview with Roanoke film maker Charles Cullen. Stay with us.
A jury is hearing evidence today in the trial of a Danville man accused of killing an acquaintance of his estranged wife.
(La-Kwan) Laquan Stone is charged with first degree murder for the April shooting death of Alvin Averette.
The prosecution argues Stone premeditated the shooting when he came into his wife's apartment with a semi-automatic pistol.
Stone admits he shot and killed Averette, but his lawyers claim Stone acted in a fit of jealousy.
The defense says Stone is guilty of manslaughter and no more.
The trial could wrap up as early as tonight.
The Commonwealth of Virginia has a new airplane. It cost more than one million dollars, and it can't even fly.
The Mobile Aircraft Fire Trainer travels on wheels.
It was set up at the Roanoke Airport today.
It comes with a large propane fuel tank and can burn over and over again, teaching firefighters how to handle an airplane fire.
[IN Q=the roanoke fire]
((JIM NILO/PROGRAM MANAGER; THE ROANOKE FIRE-EMS FOLKS CAN COME RIGHT HERE WITH THEIR EQUIPMENT ON THEIR AIRPORT AND TRAIN HERE, INSTEAD OF SENDING THEIR FOLKS TO DALLAS TEXAS OR FAYETTEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA, THEY CAN DO IT HERE. AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT THEY BE FAMILIAR WITH THEIR AIRPORT AND THEIR EQUIPMENT IF THEY INDEED HAVE TO RESPOND TO A REAL AIRPORT EMERGENCY.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Nilo/Program Manager;]
[OUT Q=airport emergency]
The Federal Aviation Administration picked up 90 percent of the price tag.
Local fire departments only have to cover the cost of the fuel.
n The trainer will be in Roanoke all this week, and then travel to Danville.
Franklin County is spending 52-thousand-dollars to give families indoor plumbing.
Linnie Thomas hopes to be included.
All her water comes from the kitchen sink.
She doesn't have a shower, and the toilet doesn't flush.
[IN Q=We bathe]
((LINNIE THOMAS/PROGRAM APPLICANT: WE BATHE FROM A PAN AND DO THE BEST WE CAN WITH THAT. WE ALSO USE THE BATHROOM AND GET WATER FROM THE KITCHEN SINK TO FLUSH THE BATHROOM DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Linnie Thomas/Program Applicant;]
[OUT Q=bathroom down]
County officials say to fix this house would be a waste of money.
[IN Q=In this case]
((TIM KRAWCZEL/PLANNING DIRECTOR: IN THIS CASE THE HOUSE IS BEYOND REPAIR. IT WOULD BE PUTTING GOOD MONEY INTO A BAD PROJECT. AND THE BEST THING TO DO WOULD BE TO JUST REMOVE THE HOUSE AND BUILD A COMPLETELY NEW HOUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Krawczel/Planning Director;]
[OUT Q=completely new house]
The county is collecting applications that must be approved by the state.
Applicants must own their house, earn below the low to medium income level, and have plumbing problems.
Construction could start this fall.
Virginia Tech and a nationally recognized school for the arts hope to convince a group of teenagers "college" is the way to go.
The 22-students are currently enrolled in the "Harlem School of the Arts" after school program in New York.
They arrived at Virginia Tech about a week ago and have been studying music and theatre-- as well as other courses such as math.
The idea is to give the teens a taste of what college life is all about in hopes they'll decide to attend the school of their choice.
[IN Q=Before this ]
((SAMANTHA FRANKLIN/PERFORMING ARTS STUDENT: BEFORE THIS TRIP, I HAD NEVER BEEN ON A COLLEGE TRIP BEFORE, SO THIS REALLY JUST GIVES ME AN IDEA OF WHAT COLLEGE LIFE IS LIKE.
YEMI AFOLABI/PERFORMING ARTS STUDENT:I'M THINKING ABOUT COMING HERE TO VIRGINIA TECH, IT'S PRETTY NICE-- THEY HAVE DIFFERENT KINDS OF THEATRES, THRUSTS, STAGES, ROUND AND STUFF. ))
[SUPER=01-Samantha Franklin/Performing Arts Student; :00]
[SUPER=01-Yemi Afolabi/Performing Arts Student; :07]
[OUT Q=and stuff.]
The teens will stay in Blacksburg through the end of the week.
They're also practicing for a final performance for the public which is scheduled for August first.
New testing that started this month will give Virginia the second largest DNA databank in the world within three years.
State lawmakers today toured the new Forensic Sciences lab in Richmond.
Among other highlights: the state started using the most advanced DNA science available this month-- accurate to a one in 400 quadrillion chance.
[SOT 01:42:44 tape two]
[IN Q=In the U.S.]
((PAUL FERRARA/FORENSIC SCIENCES DIV. DIRECTOR: IN THE U.S., WE'RE THE FIRST STATE LABORATORY IN THE COUNTRY TO START USING THAT PARTICULAR DNA TECHNOLOGY, AND WE'VE ALREADY MADE TWO INTERSTATE HITS.))
((LITERALLY THE TECHNOLOGY IS NOW SUCH THAT YOU AND I COULD SHAKE HANDS, AND HOLD HANDS FOR ABOUT TEN SECONDS, AND AFTERWARDS SWAB OUR HANDS AND I COULD DETECT YOUR DNA ON MY HAND AND VICE VERSA.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Ferrara/Forensic Science Div. Director;]
[OUT Q=vice versa.]
The lab also has state of the art firearms testing facilities and experts.
It houses a world class document restoration laborotory.
The bad news is that as the DNA sample backlog decreases, the drug testing lab is getting more backed up.
The state lab is now processing 40-thousand drug cases a year.
[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
The work of a local director is coming to video shelves near you. In a little while, Patrick speaks with film maker Charles Cullen.
and we'll tell you why salvage workers are looking for some fine wine under the sea.
[MUSIC UP FULL]
[SUPER=330-Cloudy/Light Winds/65-67/Sunny/And Warmer/86-88;]
[SUPER=331-Cloudy/Evening Shower/65-67/Mostly Sunny/And Warmer/87-90;]
[SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Fog Late/60-64/Partly Sunny/Light Winds/83-86;]
[SUPER=333-Mostly/Cloudy/60-64/Mostly Sunny/And Warmer/84-86;]
[SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Areas Of Fog/58-62/Partly/Sunny/80-84;]
[health music under]
Coming up in Sports, Roy Stanley reports from Redskins camp in Frostburg, Maryland.
In medical news --
The average cost for nursing home care is 35-thousand dollars a year in Virginia.
Millions of baby boomers will resort to Medicaid for their care.
Some health experts say it's up to individuals to prepare themselves now, even if life in a nursing home is still years away.
[SOT ub 14 18 11]
[IN Q=Everybody has to]
((KEN SRPAN/FRIENDSHIP MANOR: EVERYBODY HAS TO TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS AND DO IT THEMSELVES. THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME PEOPLE WHO CAN'T DO IT, WHO FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS AND THE GOVERNMENT CAN HELP THEM.))
[OUT Q=can help them.]
Every eight seconds in America a baby boomer turns 50.
Two in every five of them will need long term health care.
The Virginia Health Care Association says Medicaid is NOT equipped to handle the baby boomer generation.
The organization advocates alternatives to depending on the system.
[SOT14 14 18]
[IN Q=People need]
[SUPER=01-Ken Srpan/Friendship Manor; :01]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Morrisette/VA Health Care Association; :41]
[OUT Q=that are coming]
[SOT ub 14 14 18]
[IN Q=People need]
((KEN SRPAN/FRIENDSHIP MANOR: PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE MORE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR CARE AND THEIR FUTURE. IN THE FORM OF RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS, PLAN FOR THE FUTURE RETIREMENT PLANNING, EVEN IF THERE HAS TO BE SACRIFICE.))
[OUT Q=to be sacrifice.]
Another solution to the problem is long term care insurance.
Which may mean cutting out recreational activities now, to plan for the future.
[SOT ub 14 14 56]
[IN Q=The problem]
((KEN SRPAN/FRIENDSHIP MANOR: THE PROBLEM WITH IT RIGHT NOW IS THAT IT IS NOT ATTRACTIVE TO MOST PEOPLE. IT CAN BE EXPENSIVE AND FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT EVEN 50 YET, IT'S THE LAST THING THEY THINK ABOUT.))
[OUT Q=think about]
[SOT tc 08:10]
[IN Q=Very few people]
((STEPHEN MORRISETTE/VA HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION: VERY FEW PEOPLE THINK ABOUT LONG TERM CARE UNTIL THEY HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER THAT NEEDS LONG TERM CARE AND MANY TIMES THAT'S TOO LATE FOR THE FAMILY MEMBER TO PURCHASE PRIVATE INSURANCE AND WE WANT THE PUBLIC TO BE AWARE OF THE TREMENDOUS CHANGES THAT ARE COMING.))
[OUT Q=that are coming] ))
In Virginia, there's a moratorium on new beds in nursing homes right now.
Although Friendship Manor is the second largest nursing home facility in the state, they're not ready for the fastest growing segment of our population.
The Virginia Health Care Association suggests lobbying Congress on tax incentives to make long term care insurance more attractive.
In Sports, a Washington Redskin breaks his silence.
With that and other training camp news, here's Steve Mason.[S5-Allen]
God afternoon everyone, lets kick off the week at redskins training camp where veterans and rookies are in there second full day.
Some of the attention was on running back Terry Allen. He made his first and only statement concerning some trouble he had with the law last summer.
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00]
Several weeks ago, Allen spent a few days in jail in his home state of Georgia after being convicted of speeding and driving under the influence.
[IN Q="on the incedent]
[SUPER=01-Terry Allen/Redskins Running Back; :00]
[OUT Q=...to say aboutt that"]
There is no quarterback contriversy at Skins trsaining camp this year. Gus Frerotte is the starter and veteran Jeff Hostettler will back him up. Roy Stanley and Photographer Scott Ayers have more from Frostburg Maryland.
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gus Frerotte/Redskins Quarterback; :23]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Hostetler/Reskins Back Up Quarterback; :56]
[OUT Q=..news 7 sports"]
coming up at six, Roy checks in with new defensive acquisitions Dana Stbblefield and Dan Wilkinson, see at six.[5-C
Local movie-maker Charles Cullen is at it again, and some of his more recent forays into film are now popping up on video in your local stores.
With me today is "Writer/Director Producer" Charles Cullen to tell us more about his latest projects.
[SUPER=01-Charles Cullen/Film Maker;]
(We have :28 seconds of B-Roll for the interview)[5-Old-Wine]
Divers off the coast of Finland had their eye on a sunken treasure for quite a while.
Their efforts paid off yesterday when they recovered thousands of bottles of champagne, wine and (cone-yak) cognac.
The spirits are 92 years old- on a schooner dating back to World War one.
It was 1916 that a German U-boat sent the schooner down 200 feet to the ocean floor in 1916 and its been there until now.
Divers hoped to restore the schooner, but when it began to break apart they decided to return it to the ocean instead.
As for the bottles of champagne-- they are in cold storage and will eventually be shipped to Sweden or Denmark to be sold at an auction.