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A chopper helps search for a man on the run in Montgomery County.
And getting emergency help quickly.... Is an old radio system hurting the effort in Campbell County?
Plus a Big Brother cast member gets a big boot off the show... after pulling a knife on a cast member.
News 7 is next.
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((JOHN LIPSEY/CHASE WITNESS; I THOUGHT HE WOULD BE DOWN IN THERE BUT HE WAS NOT, HE GOT OUT AND RAN.))
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He has eluded authorities for two-months and today lead them on a high speed chase.
Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
23- year old Antoine Sherard Scott is still on the run tonight.
Earlier this evening-- he was spotted by a Montgomery County sheriff's deputy but once again was able to outrun the law.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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((Authorities began their search for Antoine Sherard Scott after the 23- year old led police on a high speed chase.
Sheriff's officials were trying to arrest the 23- year old on a probation violation when Scott fled and eventually crashed his Mustang on Jennelle Road, just outside Blacksburg.
Several hours later a helicopter was brought in to aid in the search after Scott was spotted walking on nearby Ellett Road but once again he got away.
(( it's very tough terrain ))
Sheriff's officials have also been hampered by the fact Antoine Scott, who goes by the name Mike is quick on his feet.
Scott is a former Christiansburg high school football player who served a running back for the Blue Demons.
Nevertheless, authorities say they're not giving up.
((we're going to have....))
Authorities say this is actually the third time, Scott has run from the law.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Montgomery County.))
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If you have any information on Scott's whereabouts - you can call the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department at 382 - 2951.
They respond to life and death situations every day.. but emergency volunteers in Campbell County say their OWN lives are at risk because of the county's mobile radio system.
They aired their concerns with county officials tonight.. Steve Smallshaw is here to tell us more.
Jean, it's not a new problem.. emergency volunteers have been complaining about their radio system for years.. tonight, they hope those concerns are finally being heard.
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(( [natsot ambulance ]
Every time they respond to an emergency call, a volunteer's lifeline is their ability to communicate with dispatchers and each other, but too often they say, their radios are failing them.
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((JIMMY PHILLIPS/CAMPBELL CO. RESCUE SQUAD: I THINK THAT'S OUR PROBLEM IS PURE COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN. AND SOMEBODY'S GOING TO GET HURT.))
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((BUT THE COVERAGE HAS BEEN THE ISSUE SINCE DAY ONE..))
The problem, they say, is the county has too many "dead spots".. areas where the radios can't transmit or receive a call.. and emergency personnel often find themselves unable to communicate with each other just a short distance away.
The problem is not a new one.. some feel the county made a mistake when it opted not to join Lynchburg and surrounding counties on a more high-tech regional radio system in 1996.
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((STEVE COLEMAN/CAMPBELL CO. RESCUE SQUAD: AS A VOLUNTEER THAT USES IT EVERY DAY.. ...A BIG MISTAKE.))
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((JOHN LARKIN/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: I THINK THEY UNDERSTAND THE PERSPECTIVE THAT WAS BROUGHT HERE TONIGHT BY THE VOLUNTEERS.. .. MAKING THEIR DECISION.))
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The county has agreed to hire an outside consultant to analyze the system, identify the problems and suggest some solutions.
How to pay for those fixes will be the next hurdle they'll have to clear. Jean?
Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center
[Toss back to anchor][Roanoke-Murder]
Police are investigating a homicide in Roanoke.
It started as a robbery in Northwest Roanoke- and four and half hours later the body of murder victim 22-year old Ryan Fisher was found.
Ben Chast-ang says it all started when a man asked for a ride at the Z-Mart on Melrose Avenue. We recorded the interview so as not to show Chastang's face, at his insistence.
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((THE COPS ACTED LIKE IT WAS A DRUG DEAL GONE WRONG. IT WAS A GUY WHO GAVE ANOTHER GUY A RIDE. THE GUY THEY GAVE A RIDE TO TURNED OUT NOT TO BE WHAT THEY THOUGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Chastang/Robbery Victim]
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Two other men appeared, beat Chastang and held him up at gun point.
He says they made off with his '96 Impala Super Sport and some jewelry. Police are still looking for the car.
A Franklin County man who police wanted to question about a 12-year-old murder is now in police custody.
Timothy Wayne Willis did not return to jail from work release the day after Ether Adean Smith's body was found.
Divers discovered the body inside a metal drum in Philpott Lake.
Authorities say Willis was an acquaintance who was questioned when Smith disappeared.
He was caught Monday in Cherokee, North Carolina, and questioned again about her murder.
Now, Willis faces charges of escaping custody and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Washington Police are trying to work out a deal to persuade Congressman Gary Condit to take a lie detector test.
Investigators would also like Condit to provide voluntarily D-N-A samples.
But police insist Condit is not a suspect in the disappearance of Chandra Levy.
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((THERE IS A LOT OF POLICE ACTIVITY GOING ON BESIDES THE CONGRESSMAN AND I DON'T THINK PEOPLE QUITE APPRECIATE THAT.))
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[OUT Q=quite appreciate that.]
Police did search Condit's apartment last night and removed some items.
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((YOU'RE INTERESTED IN FIBERS AND HAIR BLOOD EVIDENCE THOSE TYPE OF THINGS THAT'S VERY STAND THINGS.))
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They're also conducting background checks on tenants living in Chandra Levy's former apartment building.
Police intend to search several other sites including landfills in the Washington area..where they'll use trained dogs to help in the search.
Human rights groups and lawmakers from other states have all tried to get in -- and want to know what goes on there.
Tonight, NEWS 7 shows you the first pictures from inside one of Virginia's Supermax prisons.
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Wallens Ridge and Red Onion provide much needed jobs in far southwest Virginia.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls takes us inside Wallens Ridge.
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We don't really know why the Virginia Department of Corrections finally lifted its camera ban and let us and two other news crews inside.
They flew us down to the prison carved out of a a mountain next to Big Stone Gap, and showed us pretty much anything we wanted to see.
And after all the mystery... that's pretty much everything.
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((PAUL BROWN/INMATE: MYSTERIOUS EVERYTHING. WHEN YOU DEALING WITH WALLENS RIDGE, EVERYTHING IS MYSTERIOUS.))
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Paul Brown robbed a Chevron station in Roanoke in 1993, at age 19, and beat the man he robbed.
He spent eight months at Red Onion before this, and says one of the biggest problems for him is a demographic one:
white officers live in southwest Virginia, and the majority of the inmates are black.
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((PAUL BROWN/INMATE: THEY AIN'T NEVER BEEN AROUND US TO UNDERSTAND US. THEY SCARED OF US. THEY SCARED OF US ON THE FACT THAT WE'RE BLACK. AND THEY PRINTED IN THE PAPER THAT WE THUGS AND ALL THIS... LIVE UP TO A CERTAIN STANDARD.... BUT WE AIN'T LIKE THAT.))
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((STAN YOUNG/WARDEN: I'M NOT SAYING THAT NOTHING IS EVER SAID BY INDIVIDUAL OFFICERS. I'M NOT THAT NAIVE. BUT THE LEVEL OF RACISM THAT HAS BEEN REPORTED IS TOTALLY BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION.))
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Warden Stan Young actually has a defamation lawsuit pending against Connecticut media for labeling him a racist.
We surprised Young with this tour -- but he seems relieved to clear up some misconceptions.
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((STAN YOUNG/WARDEN: I THINK WHEN YOU HAVE 977 OF THE WORST INMATES THAT YOU COULD POSSIBLY HAVE, AND THE INMATE ON INMATE ASSAULTS HAVE BEEN MINIMAL. THERE REALLY HAVE BEEN NO SERIOUS INJURY.))
In our next segment, we'll look at how life works at Wallens Ridge, and what the supermax prisons do to make life safer at every other prison in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Wise County.))
An un-attended campfire may have caused a deadly wildfire in Washington state.
The blaze trapped 21 people in a canyon killing four firefighters-
Firefighters were working in the Cascade Mountains when the blaze quickly flared up.
18-year-old Karen Fitzpatrick was an honor student.. on a summer job excited about working her first fire. She was killed along with three colleagues.
New information could complicate President Bush's decision... about whether the government should fund creation of HUMAN embryos.
Fingerprints at the pharmacy.
We'll tell you why one Southwest Virginia town is allowing pharmacists to FINGERPRINT some customers... just ahead.
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[OUT Q=...THE BIG 7"]
((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with an oldie but a goody looking to return home. The Caps swing a deal to Jaromir Jagr. Pete Gillen and UVa are close to a new $9 million dollar deal.
Dot Bolling, the defending state-amateur champ is eliminated today in Boonsboro.
And the Avalanche finally comes home and goes to extra innings against Winston Salem tonight on the Big 7.))
Pulaski Police are getting their fingers on a new tool to prevent prescription drug abuse.
Pharmacists will fingerprint customers when they pick up certain prescriptions.
Jennifer Miele explains.
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(( In the last three years, the town of Pulaski has seen a steady increase in prescription fraud.
In the next few weeks, area pharmacists will be asked to help fight that problem.
Authentiprint uses invisible ink and chemically treated paper to provide pharmacists with instant fingerprints. That way, if there's any question of fraud, prints will be on file.
((VICKY FRAZIER: WE'RE ALSO GIVING EDUCATIONAL TALKS TO THE COMMUNITY TO EXPLAIN WHAT WE'RE DOING AND WHY, AND HOW TO PREVENT PRESCRIPTION FRAUD FOR THEMSELVES.))
Pulaski Police came up with the idea after seeing it used to verify check information at local grocery stores.
Pulaski pharmacist Eddie Hale says authentiprint will be used to combat all sorts of abuse.
((ALL YOUR NARCOTIC PAIN REMEDIES FROM OXYCONTIN TO PERKASET, ALL THOSE ARE ABUSEABLE.))
((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: AT A MEETING ON JULY 18TH, PHARMACISTS LIKE EDDIE HALE WILL TELL POLICE UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES THEY THINK THE NEW SYSTEM SHOULD BE USED, SAY TIME OF DAY OR TYPE OF NARCOTIC.))
Hale hopes the pilot program will bring police one step closer to a remedy for prescription drug abuse.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Pulaski.))
Irresponsible, unfounded and legally flawed.
That's what attorneys for the maker of Oxycontin have to say about a class action lawsuit.
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Seven southwest Virginia residents are suing Purdue Pharma for millions - claiming it failed to warn patients the drug was dangerously addictive.
Today-- attorneys for Purdue filed a legal response.
They say Virginia does not recognize or permit class action lawsuits.
Some scientists have announced they've created human embryos for one reason only... to collect cells for medical research.
It is a controversial procedure.
It comes at a time when President Bush is expected to make a decision on whether to allow federal funding for such studies.
Chris Lawrence has more.
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((STEM CELLS... MANY SCIENTISTS CONSIDER THEM TO BE THE BEST HOPE FOR
CURING DISEASES LIKE PARKINSON'S AND ALZHEIMER'S.
THE CELLS ARE OFTEN OBTAINED FROM ABORTED FETUSES OR FROZEN EMBRYOS
LEFT OVER FROM INFERTILITY TREATMENTS.
NOW, SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND A WAY TO TAKE THIS CONTROVERSIAL RESEARCH
ONE STEP FURTHER. FOR THE FIRST TIME.. THEY HAVE CREATED HUMAN EMBYROS
... FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF HARVESTING STEM CELLS.
RESEARCHERS IN VIRGINIA COLLECTED EGGS FROM TWELVE WOMEN -- WHO WERE
PAID AS MUCH AS 2000-DOLLARS EACH FOR PARTICIPATING IN A STUDY. THE
EGGS WERE THEN INSEMINATED BY DONOR SPERM ... AND THE RESULTING EMBRYOS
DESTROYED .. SO THAT THEIR STEM CELL COULD BE COLLECTED.
NEIL THEISE/STEM CELL RESEARCHER:
"They were able to medically screen these donors more rigorously than you would a couple coming to a fertility clinic ... so there's less
likelihood of genetic traits you wouldn't want to pass on."
THE ISOLATED CLUSTERS COULD THEN TRANSFORM INTO ANY TYPE OF CELL OR
TISSUE IN THE BODY ... AND BE USED TO REPAIR OR REPLACE DAMAGED TISSUES
BUT EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH IS A POLITICAL HOT BUTTON FOR PRESIDENT
BUSH ... AS HE DECIDES WHETHER THESE KINDS OF PROJECTS SHOULD RECEIVE
FEDERAL FUNDING. EVEN THOUGH THERE'S GROWING SUPPORT FOR STEM CELL
RESEARCH HERE IN WASHINGTON, RELIGIOUS GROUPS WITH..ARE STRONGLY
RICHARD DOERFLINGER/CATHOLIC COUNCIL OF BISHOPS: "exploiting or destroying innocent life at any stage is not justified by
THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THIS LATEST STUDY SHOWS JUST HOW COMPLEX THIS ISSUE REALLY IS.
ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: "Even scientists who are involved in stem cell research have raised
questions about what took place in Virginia."
MANY PATIENTS -- HOWEVER -- SEE ONLY ANSWERS ... IN THESE TINY CELLS ...
THEY HOPE CONTAIN MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHS.
CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
Former Senator and Presidential Candidate Bob Dole is recuperating in a hospital tonight.
The latest ahead.
it is PRODUCERS - not viewers or fellow contestants - who give the boot to one CBS reality show contestant.
We'll tell you why, still to come.
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A former presidential candidate remains hospitalized tonight.
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Senator Bob Dole was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center Tuesday after developing an infection.
The infection occurred in a two-inch incision that was made during an operation to treat an aneurysm in his abdominal area.
Doctors inserted a tube into his groin in order to avoid making anymore incisions.
Dole's spokesperson says the infection was successfully treated.
One of the show contestants on Big Brother has been kicked out of the house... by the shows PRODUCERS.
Justin.. the bartender from New Jersey... got the boot because he pulled a knife on
Krista, the waitress.
C-B-S says Justin said ``I'm going to slash your throat. Would you get mad if I just killed you?''
Justin later said he was just kidding and Krista says she didn't feel threatened.
But the producer of the show says it was the third time Justin had shown ``inappropriate behavior,'' so he had to go.
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Let's take one more look at the Myrtle Beach tornado in case you missed it earlier. It's tonight's - Video of the Day.
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He's 38 and he hasn't played in the NFL since 1997 - but he has won a Super Bowl.
Mark Rypien, who played 7 season with the Redskins is planning a comeback this season and he may end up in Washington.
The Skins desperately need a veteran backup.
He's been out of football since 97 because of severe medical problems with his son and wife.
The Salem Avalanche has been on the road for nearly two weeks, during which time their bus broke down on three different occasions.
To make matters worse they got in yesterday morning at five and then had to play 12 last night to get a win.
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The son of Salem shortstop Seth Taylor was glad to have daddy back in town.
But things almost got ugly for the Avs in the 8th. The intentional walk pitch sails over Jeff Winchester's head. But he hustles to the backstop and fires the relay to pitcher Brian Brantly, who tags out Tommy Nicholson at the plate.
Salem almost ended it in the 9th when Garrett Adkins sent this shot to the wall in left field.
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Dan Phillips will round third looking to end the game, but he is drilled by catcher Humberto Quintero. The two teams finally scored in the 12th as Salem gets the 2-to-1 win.
The sale of the Roanoke Express is in question.
Ashby Coleman, the head of the local group that wants to buy the team, told News 7 sports yesterday that he spoke with current Express owner Dick Yancey yesterday morning.
He has been told he may find out if he's bought a hockey team by today.
Local fans are worried that the longer this local group is put on hold, the more likely it is that the people who want to put a team in Gwinnett, Georgia will get the Express.
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The Washington Caps picked up the man many consider to be the best active player in all of hockey last night as Jaromir Jagr is traded from the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Caps.
The Caps give up prospects Kris Beech, Russ Lupaschuk and Michal Sivek to get the five time NHL scoring champ.
The Caps believe it's just like luring Michael Jordan to DC, the Pens are simply glad the unhappy Jagr is gone.
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[OUT Q=...IT'S BEEN ACCOMPLISHED."]
Craig Littlepage, UVa's interim athletic director told us this afternoon that Virginia men's basketball coach Pete Gillen is about to get a brand contract extension that will keep at UVa the rest of his coaching career.
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The contract is reported to be a 10 year deal worth $9 million dollars.
Gillen has three years remaining on his original seven year deal, which will be replaced by this new contract.
Gillen's Cavaliers were 20 and 9 this past season and reached the NCAA tournament.
Littlepage says he and Gillen hope to have the new deal in place soon.
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[OUT Q=...THE UNIVERSITY AND PETE GILLEN."]
The women's state amateur's match play moved into day number two at the Boonsboro Country Club today, and it turned out to be day Dot Bolling would just as soon forget.
Roy Stanley has more on the defending champ's exit.
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[OUT Q=.........news 7 sports."]
((The beautiful rolling hills add a scenic view to the golf course at the Boonsboro Country Club.
Officials of the Virginia State Golf Association selected the club for this years tournament. And the club members were eager to give up the course for the women's state tournament.))
((JOHN COMNINOKI/CLUB PRO:))
((JAN SUTHERLAND/PRES. VSGA WOMEN'S DIVISION:))
((Defending champion Dot Bolling will not be around on Friday to defend her title.
Mandy Beamer, who plays golf at Longwood College, would take Bolling to the wire winning the quarterfinal match 1 up.))
((MANDY BEAMER/ONE UP WIN:))
((DOT BOLLING/LOSES IN QUARTERFINALS:))
((Valetta Pittman also of Roanoke would be eliminated in today's quarterfinals.
She lost to Glenna Buchanan of Abingdon 4 and 3.))
As expected NASCAR punished Tony Stewart yesterday for his outburst following Saturday night's Pepsi 400, but they really only scolded him.
Stewart, who already was on probation until August 29th was fined $10 thousand dollars.
However, he will not be docked any points and he will not be suspended.
The drivers will tell you that the only way to punish anyone is this sport is to take away those valuable points - Stewart loses none.
He will stay on probation until the end of the season.
And I seriously doubt if he'll be with Joe Gibbs past that point.
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And don't forget that Late Model Stock car racing is back on Your Hometown Station LIVE this Saturday night as Farm Bureau presents the Kroger-Pepsi 200 from the News River Valley Speedway. Hope you can join the News 7 Sports team along with special guest analyst Ronnie Thomas this Saturday night at 7.
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