Coming up on News 7, a special prosecutor decides if a local judge will face charges for accidentially shooting a police officer.
and world leaders gather in Jordan today to pay respects to a man they called a champion of Middle East peace.
Heading for another mild day. Forecast highs tomorrow should reach into the 60s.
Today on health check --
The healing effects of exercise and how it can cure a common ailment.
And a 1996 gold metal winner in the paralympics is teaching amputees in the Roanoke Valley how to make strides with the most advanced technology.
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((IF THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT SUFFER THE LEGAL AND CONSITITIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF HIS ACTIONS, THE IMPACT OF ALLOWING HIM TO STAND ABOVE THE LAW WILL BE FELT FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.))
[OUT Q=generations to come.]
Closing arguments are underway as the trial of the President winds down.
The format was slightly different, but the song remained the same on Capitol Hill.
Closing argumetns were heard this afternoon-
Lee Cowan has more from Washington.
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IT MAY HAVE BEEN A LOSING BATTLE, BUT HOUSE MANAGERS SEEMED IN
GOOD SPIRITS AS CLOSING ARGUMENTS GOT UNDERWAY.
(( SUPER: REP. HENRY HYDE//R-TRIAL MANAGER )) (( SOT AT 12:18:24 )
"You have to wait till the fate lady sings --- isn't even clearing her
A MOOD THAT CONTINUED ONTO THE SENATE FLOOR
(( SUPER: REP. GEORGE GEKAS//R-TRIAL MANAGER )) (( SOT AT 13:29:00 ))
"If I were to thank the Chief Justice - I'll send you a note."
DESPITE THE LAUGHER, IT WAS A GRIM AFTERNOON FOR PROSECUTORS --
AFTER TEDIOUS DAYS OF LABORING DETAIL AFTER DETAIL TO DEATH -- TODAY WAS
A DAY OF GENERALIZATIONS.
(( SUPER: REP, JAMES SENSENBRENNER//R-TRIAL MANAGER )) (( SOT ))
THEY WERE THE FINAL WORDS IN A FINAL ARGUMENT MANAGERS KNEW THEY
WERE ABOUT TO LOSE.
AS FOR THE WHITE HOUSE, IT TOOK VERY LITTLE OF ITS ALOTTED TIME --
CHARLES RUFF THE ONLY SPEAKER FOR THE PRESIDENT, SIMPLY SUMMED IT UP
(( SUPER: CHARLES RUFF//CLINTON ATTORNEY )) (( SOT AT ))
ALL OF THIS PLAYED OUT AS ONE OF THE SENATORS PUSHING TO OPEN UP
THE FINAL DEBATE ON THE ARTICLES NOW SENSES THERE AREN'T ENOUGH VOTES TO
(( SUPER: SEN. KAY BAILEY HUTCHINSON//R-TX )) (( SOT ))
OPEN OR CLOSED, THE OUTCOME WILL BE THE SAME.)
A day to mourn and remember King Hussein of Jordan.
A procession rolled through the streets of Amman- People bid farwell to the 63 year old Monarch.
Hussein ruled the country for 47 years- working with many Presidents who came to pay their respects.
King Hussein was known for bringing stability and peace- He interupted cancer treatments to help move the Wye peace talks along just last year.
((THOUGH FRAIL WITH FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE HE GAVE LIFE TO A PROCESS THAT MANY FELT WAS FAILING. THE SMALLEST MAN IN THE ROOM WAS THE LARGEST.))
[OUT Q=WAS THE LARGEST.]
Hussein's widow, Queen Noor watched her husband's burial from afar.
The American born wife of King Hussein is barred from attending the funeral because of Muslim traditions.
Police in Danville are looking for two armed men who held up a bank this afternoon.
It happened around quarter-after-two at the American National Bank on West Main Street.
Police say two black men wearing masks entered the bank.
One of them pointed a gun at a teller and demanded money.
The suspects fled in a white Toyota Celica with an undetermined amount of cash.
Anyone with information about the armed robbery can earn a reward if their tip leads to an arrest.
A special prosecutor says "no" charges will be filed against a Danville judge who shot and wounded a police officer during target practice last month.
On January 16th, Judge James Ingram's gun went off as he was reloading, striking Lieutenant Barry Creasy in the wrist.
Both men told investigators the shooting was accidental.
Amherst County commonwealth's attorney Ed Meeks says he reviewed all the evidence and determined that Judge Ingram should "not" be charged with reckless handling of a firearm.
Meeks also says alcohol was "not" involved in the shooting.
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Still to come on the newscast, police in Lynchburg make an arrest in this weekend's murder.
and 25 years ago Alfred Martin walked away from a Martinsville prison farm. Today he learned how long he'll have to serve in jail as a result.
On Health Check, we'll meet a former Ferrum football player who is not letting his disability keep him out of the competition.
We'll have that and Patrick Evans is in the kitchen today. Stay with us.
Today was sentencing day for the man who fled from the Martinsville prison farm 25- years ago.
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The judge sentenced Alfred Odell Martin to just 10- days in jail for escaping back in 1974.
Martin will serve that time in addition to his original sentence on two charges of selling marijuana.
The city sheriff says Martin still has 151- days to serve on those drug charges.
Martin's friends and family members, who filled half the courtroom, were pleased with the lenient sentence.
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((GLEN MARTIN/MARTIN'S BROTHER: AT ONE TIME I STOOD BEFORE MS. ZIGLAR AND JUDGE STONE AND I KNEW THAT THEY WOULD BE FAIR PEOPLE. SO I THINK JUSTICE WAS DONE HERE TODAY.))
((TERRY GONZALEZ/ MARTIN'S BUSINESS ASSOCIATE: PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR HIM TO GO HOME THEY ASK ABOUT HIM CONSTANTLY AND THEY'LL BE GLAD TO HEAR THIS TODAY.))
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Tonight at Six, we'll have reaction to today's sentencing from the lawyers on both sides.
Lynchburg police say they believe this weekend's shooting death of a woman from Rustburg was drug-related.
Police say 34-year old Donna Lynn Whiteman died of a single gunshot wound to the upper torso.
Whiteman was found in her car Saturday night along Greenfield Avenue, slumped over the steering wheel.
Authorities arrested 19-year old Adrian Jerome Toler(Toe-lur) yesterday morning at his apartment.
Toler is charged with murder.
He is being held in jail without bond.
A former Virginia Tech student accused of setting fire to a fraternity house will face two years of probation.
Chad Niemi (KNEE-mee) was charged with arson following the blaze in December of 1997.
The fire gutted the Kappa Alpha fraternity house.
Today in Montgomery County circuit court, Niemi agreed there was enough evidence to find him guilty of a misdemeanor, destruction of property.
But he did NOT enter a plea, and the judge did NOT find him guilty.
Prosecturo Skip Schwab said the lack of physical evidence would have made it difficult to prove arson.
[IN Q=The only thing left for us]
[OUT Q=beyond a reasonable doubt.]
Niemi has made restitution of 15-thousand dollars to the fraternity and five individuals.
If he stays out of trouble for two years, the charge will be dismissed.
Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
These upstanding traits triggered a partisan fight in the Virginia Senate today.
The question was whether the "Character Counts" program from Roanoke's Fallon Park Elementary School should be in EVERY elementary school statewide.
[IN Q=A lot of]
((SEN. BILL BOLLING/R-HANOVER: A LOT OF SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN VIRGINIA TODAY ALREADY HAVE CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAMS, BUT THEY JUST DON'T HAPPEN TO MEET THE RIGID DOGMA IF YOU WILL THAT'S SET FORTH IN THESE REQUIREMENTS.))
((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: THESE ARE THE KIND OF VALUES THAT HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO REDUCE DISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, AND TO MAKE BETTER CITIZENS LATER. AGAIN, THEY'RE NOT EXCLUSIVE. BUT THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM, AND IT'S HARDLY A RIGID DOCTRINE, OR A RIGID DOGMA.))
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[OUT Q=rigid dogma.]
We'll have more on the fate of the character program in NEWS 7 at SIX.
Coming up next, Patrick Evans is slaving away over a hot stove to show us that healthy eating means more than just low calorie.
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Many of our cooking segments feature ways to cut down on fat and calories, which is good for the heart.
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Today Patrick Evans has some specifics on heart-healthy meals, doing more than just saving calories.
Patrick, what are we cooking today?
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Coming up in Sports, Mike Stevens checks in live from Speedweeks in Daytona.
Today on health check -- should a cold or flu keep you away from your workout? We'll have a simple way to tell.
And the latest in high tech prosthetic foot care is helping amputees lead normal active lives.
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[IN Q=I think we're trying]
((KURT COLLIER/FLEX FOOT: I THINK WE'RE TRYING TO REPLACE A LIMB THAT MOTHER NATURE HAD A LONG TIME TO PERFECT AND I CERTAINLY HOPE THAT WE CAN GET THERE. ))
[OUT Q=can get there]
After losing his left leg in a car accident in 1992, former Ferrum College football player Grant Dawyot (DOY-ot) is learning to walk with a flex foot.
Certified professions at Virginia Prosthetics are making sure a new high tech prosthesis works just like the real thing.
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[IN Q=Yeah, we're]
[SUPER=01-Grant Dawyot/Amputee; QUICK!!!]
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((YEAH, WE'RE GOING TO TIGHTEN THESE BOTTOM ONES,OKAY.))
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Grant Dawyot is having his new prosthesis adjusted and tweaked until it's the perfect fit.
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[IN Q=This one feels]
((GRANT DAWYOT/AMPUTEE: THIS ONE FEELS INCREDIBLE, IT'S DEFINITELY THE BEST ONE I'VE HAD.))
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((KURT COLLIER/FLEX FOOT: WE DID A LITTLE BIT OF COACHING ON NORMAL STRIDE LENGTH, NORMAL NEUROMUSCULARINTERVATION OF WALKING ON THAT PROSTHESIS AND IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME WE WERE ABLE TO SEE SOME DIFFERENCES AND SOME NICE IMPROVEMEMNTS.))
[OUT Q=nice improvements]
Kurt Collier competed in the Pentathalon and won a gold metal in the 1996 Paralympics.
Now the native Virginian travels the country teaching fellow amputees how to use the latest technology in prosthetic limbs.
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((KURT COLLIER/FLEX FOOT: IT 'S A SYSTEM THAT HAS A HEEL THAT PROVIDES SIMULATED ANKLE MOTION AND ALLOWS YOU TO COMPLETELY LOAD THE FOOT AND WITH A FULL LENGTH...FOR YOUR ENTIRE STRIDE LENGTH.))
[OUT Q=entire stride length]
and this fine tuning made all the difference in keeping Dawyot in peak athletic condition.
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((GRANT DAWYOT/AMPUTEE: BASKETBALL, BACKYARD FOOTBALL, TENNIS, HIKING, IT HASN'T SLOWED ME DOWN AT ALL.))
[OUT Q=at all]
[SOT 13 16 32]
((AH, THAT'S A LOT BETTER, YOU LIKE THAT, OH YEAH.))
As for Collier, he's in training for the 2000 Paralympics games for the shot put.
Are you wondering if that cold or flu should keep you from working out?
While research shows exercise can boost the immune system, in some instances it can make you feel worse.
Doctor Dave Hnida has a simple formula to help you decide if a workout is right for you.
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((SHOULD YOU OR SHOULDNT YOU WORK OUT WHEN YOU DONT FEEL WELL.
WELL IN SOME CASES - WHEN YOURE UNDER THE WEATHER- A LITTLE EXERCISE CAN
BE JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED.BUT OTHER TIMES- A WORKOUT CAN BE A
PRESCRIPTION TO DISASTER SINCE EVERYONE - AND EVERY INFECTION
IS DIFFERENT- THERES NO ONE SET RULE OVER WHAT YOU SHULD DO.
HOWEVER= A SIMPLE SET OF GUIDELINES MAY HELP YOU DECIDE
WE CALL IT THE RULE OF THE NECK:YOU DIVIDE YOUR SYMPTOMS INTO THOSE
ABOVE THRE NECK- AND THOSE BELOW THE NECK.
NOW IF YOU DONT FEEL TOO BAD- AND ALL YOUVE GOT IS SAY- A STUUFY HEAD,
RUNNY NOSE.. OR A SCRATCHY THROAT- A LITTLE WORKOUT MIGHT BE OK.
BUT IF YOUR SYMPTOMS ARE MAINLY BELOW THE NECK- LIKE FEVER- MUSCLE ACHES,
A COUGH- OR AN UPSET STOMACH- YOU NEED TO STAY ON THE SIDELINES...
WORKING OUT WILL MAKE YOU WORSE!
NOW- IF YOU DO DECIDE THATS THINGS
ARENT SO BAD- AND EXERCISE SHOULDN'T BE A PROBLEM- YOU STILL DONT WANT TO
GO FULL SPEED.
TAKE IT SLOW AT FIRST- HALF SPEED WITH SAY SOME STRETCHING- A WALK- OR A
SWIM- IF AFTER ABIOUT 10 -15 MINUTES- IF YOUR HEASD CLEARS- YOURE SET-
IF IT DOESNT- YOUR BODY IS TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING- AND IT WOULD BE
A GOOD IDEA TO LISTEN. I'M DR. DAVE HNDIA FOR CBS NEWS.
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Sppedweeks 99 began its final seven day stretch in Daytona today.
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Mike Stevens has been keeping an eye on the activities at the track today.
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(Rollcue: get down to business for Sunday's Daytona 500. )
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Mike adlibs over B-Roll of Rick Mast ***Rolled from the Truck***
Mike tosses to the break
Thirty-Five thousand couples from around the world joined together yesterday to tie the knot.
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The wedding was held by the Reverend Sun Young Moon's Unification Church.
The couples were matched by Reverend Moon and most were meeting for the first time at the wedding.
Members of the church believe only Moon can match them with their perfect partners.
Mass Weddings like this are common among the group often referred to as "Moonies."