[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


There's new information about last summer's fatal plane crash in downtown Lexington.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot failed to keep up with safety checks.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Montgomery county authorities are still on the look-out for the man who led them on a high- speed chase and then escaped.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


All that and more, coming up on News 7 Mornin.

[Crash-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Crash Investigation]

A National Transportation Safety Board report on last summer's plane crash in Lexington indicates the pilot and his aircraft were overdue for annual safety reviews.
(------------)
[VO-NAT Tape 00-42 TC 00:38]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/August 30, 2000]

The pilot, Jack Gambino of New York and his passenger, John Kabelka of Florida were killed after their plane came apart and crashed into downtown Lexington August 30-th. According to the N-T-S-B report, the plane's annual inspection was about five weeks overdue, and Gambino's flight review was eight months overdue. The N-T-S-B has not said when it will release a final report stating the cause of the crash.
(------------)



[Monty-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-33 21:06]
[GRAPHIC=Police Chase]

A high speed chase near Blacksburg came to a halt yesterday when the man crashed his car. But authorities are still searching for the driver, who managed to flee the accident on foot. Teresa Hamilton has more from Montgomery County.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Gary Chandler/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office; :26]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra - 1995; :40]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; :55]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=N7 Montgomery Co.]

(( Authorities began their search for Antoine Sherard Scott after he 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.
(///sot////)
[sot 23:44:11]

(( lt. gary chandler: 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.
(////sot/////)
[sot 23:44:29]

((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.))
(+++++++++)

[TAKE FS PINNACLE] If you have any information on Scott's whereabouts - you can call the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department at 382 - 2951.
(+++++++++)





[11Roanoke-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-13 2:00:39]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Police are investigating a homicide in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-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.
[SUPER=03-Salem]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:31:13]
[IN Q=The cops acted like]

((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]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=not to be what they thought.]
(---------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[graphic=Hold]


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.



[Missing-Intern]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The flight attendant who says she had an affair with Congressman Gary Condit says she'll speak with investigators in the Chandra Levy case again today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Modesto, CA;]


Meanwhile, Levy's family members are trying to maintain a normal life as best they can.
The missing intern's mother stepped outside briefly to get her mail as the media remains camped outside the California home.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Police are analyzing items removed from Congressman Condit's apartment early yesterday.
Several items, which police would not describe, were being sent to the FBI crime lab in Quantico.
(------------)


[11Wallens-Ridge]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-17 1:22:@2]
[GRAPHIC=Supermax Prisons]


Human rights groups and lawmakers from other states want to know what goes on inside Virginia's Supermax prisons.


They've all tried to get in. This morning, NEWS 7 shows you the first pictures from inside one of them.
(+++++++)

[TAKE MAP HERE]
Wallens Ridge and Red Onion provide much needed jobs in far southwest Virginia.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls has more from Wallen's Ridge.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sot door "We don't really]
[SUPER=03-Wise Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Brown/Inmate; :22]
[SUPER=01-Stan Young/Warden; 1:02 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2/equalls*wdbj7.com; 1:43]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=Ellen Qualls, News 7, Wise County.]



(([sot tape tape one 10:46:47 ]
((NAT SOT DOOR OPENS ))
[runs= 01 ]


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.
[sot tape tape one 11:44:35]

((PAUL BROWN/INMATE: MYSTERIOUS EVERYTHING. WHEN YOU DEALING WITH WALLENS RIDGE, EVERYTHING IS MYSTERIOUS.))
[runs= 07 ]


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.
[sot tape tape one 11:46:00 ]

((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.))
[runs= 18 ]



[sot tape tape one 11:25:43 ]

((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.))
[runs= 15 ]


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.
[sot tape tape one 11:24:29 ]

((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.))



[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Yahoo! tops Wall Street's second-quarter profit forecasts. And Microsoft helped boost the Dow and Nasdaq into positive territory yesterday.
Ed Crane has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=I'm Ed Crane in New York.]

((Information:
ONCAM=ED

IT COULD BE TECH THURSDAY ON WALL STREET....COURTESY OF SOME AFTER THE BELL EARNINGS NEWS...
ESS=yahoo/sonus/redback


YAHOO WHICH FIGURED TO BREAK EVEN FOR THE QUARTER BEAT STREET ESTIMATES BY A PENNEY, WHILE SONUS AND REDBACK NETWORKS ALSO ISSUED SOME ENCOURAGING PROFIT FIGURES...

ONCAM=ED


IT WAS MICROSOFT TO THE RESCUE FOR THE REGULAR SESSION ON WALL STREET....THE COMPANY RALLIED LATE IN THE DAY, PUSHING UP BOTH THE DOW AND THE NASDAQ
ESS=microsoft board/vo

THE SOFTWARE GIANT IS BACKING DOWN FROM WHAT A FEDERAL COURT CALLED MONOPOLISTIC LICENSING AGREEMENTS..AND SAYS IT WILL CHANGE THE TERMS OF THOSE DEALS TO ALLOW COMPUTER MAKERS TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN MENU OF WINDOWS ICONS, WHETHER THEY'RE MICROSOFT PRODUCTS...OR OTHER BRANDS OF SOFTWARE THEY CHOOSE FOR THEIR WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS.
ESS=closing dow


AFTER AN UP AND DOWN DAY, THE DOW FINISHED WITH A 65 POINT GAIN...IT WAS A BUSY DAY WITH ONE POINT 3 BILLION SHARES TRADED...
ESS=closing nasdaq


DOWN MOST OF THE SESSION THE NASDAQ RALLIED TO CLOSE UP 9 POINTS....
ESS=stocks to watch: pol/all/WHR/


ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST, MORE MONEY TROUBLE DEVELOPING FOR POLAROID. THE COMPANY'S NEARING A BANKRUPTCY FILING, DUE TO SLOWING SALES AND A DWINDLING LINE OF CREDIT..CITING HUGE CLAIMS FROM TROPICAL STORM ALLISON..ALLSTATE REPORTS A BIG DENT IN SECOND QUARTER PROFITS...ON THE UPSIDE, WHIRLPOOL DELIVERED SURPRISINGLY STRONG EARNINGS...AND HARLEY DAVIDSON REPORTED IT'S SECOND QUARTER NUMBERS THIRTEEN PERCENT HIGHER THAN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.
ONCAM=ED


INVESTORS WILL BE LOOKING TO WASHINGTON FOR THE LATEST ECONOMIC NEWS THIS MORNING. THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SET TO RELEASE JUNE'S RETAIL SALES FIGURES AT 8:30 EASTERN TIME. AND UNION LEADERS SAY I-B-M CUT ANOTHER 150 JOBS WEDNESDAY..WORD IS BIG BLUE MAY PASS OUT HUNDREDS MORE PINK SLIPS IN THE DAYS AHEAD.
FOR MORE BUSINESS NEWS, HEAD TO CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. I'M ED CRANE IN NEW YORK.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Stem-Cell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some Virginia scientists are the FIRST to create human embryos for one purpose only-- to collect stem cells for medical research.
This controversial procedure comes at a time when President Bush is expected to decide whether to allow federal funding for such studies.
Chris Lawrence reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :10]
[SUPER=01-Neil Theise/Stem Cell Researcher; :26]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/Reporting; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Doerflinger/Catholic Council of Bishops; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=Lawrence, CBS News, Washington.]

((
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.

(FONT: FILE TAPE)

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. (end file tape font)

SOT: NEIL THEISE/STEM CELL RESEARCHER, NYU) 1:03:56

"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 OR ORGANS.

(STANDUP - BRIDGE)


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 OPPOSED.

(SOT: RICHARD DOERFLINGER/CATHOLIC COUNCIL OF BISHOPS)

"exploiting or destroying innocent life at any stage is not justified by the consequences."
THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THIS LATEST STUDY SHOWS JUST HOW COMPLEX THIS ISSUE REALLY IS.

(SOT: 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 )

[11Beeper-System]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Staying connected to a family member undergoing surgery --just got easier at one local hospital.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


That's because Lewis Gale Medical Center has implemented a beeper system.
Patients' families can now leave the waiting room and still know they will be updated on a relative's condition.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT38:30]
[IN Q=We started about 9 months ago]

((WE STARTED ABOUT 9 MONTHS AGO REALIZING THERE WAS A PROBLEM AND THERE WAS A LOT TIME BEING SPENT WITH UNNECESSARY PHONE CALLS FROM PHYSICIAN AND NURSES --SO WE THOUGHT THERE HAS GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY OF DOING THIS))
[SUPER=01-Robin Roth/Registered Nurse]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=of doing this]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The beeper will work up to 25 miles away from the hospital.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT29:08]
[IN Q=I think it just makes them]

(( MICHAEL SLAYDON/REGISTERED NURSE: I THINK IT JUST MAKES THEM FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE, IT GIVES THEM SOMETHING ELSE TO FALL BACK ON IT LET'S THEM KNOW THEY'RE ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE DOCTOR AND ONE STEP CLOSER TO THEIR FAMILY MEMBER WHO MIGHT BE IN SURGERY))
[SUPER=01-Michael Slaydon/Registered Nurse]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=might be in surgery]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


For now, the beeper service is only available in Ambulatory services. The hospital is considering offering it in other areas in the near future.
(----------)



[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In other medical news, a new study says where you live may increase your risk for heart disease.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((THERES A NEW RISK FACTOR FOR HEART DISEASE THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL, BLOOD PRESSURE- OR YOUR FAMILY HISTORY.
ITS THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE YOU LIVE.
A REPORT IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FOLLOWED MORE THAN 13 THOUSAND PEOPLE FOR MORE THAN 9 YEARS AND FOUND THOSE WHO LIVED IN A SO-CALLED DISADVANTAGED NEIGHBORHOOD HAD UP TO A 60% HIGHER RISK OF A HEART ATTACK.
AND ITS NOT JUST MONEY- BUT THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT- HOW PEOPLE INTERACT AND GET ALONG- PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN HEART HEALTH.
IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY OF CANCER OF THE PANCREAS- THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO IS LIGHT UP A CIGARETTE.
A REPORT IN THE JAMA FINDS PEOPLE WHO ARE GENETICALLY PRONE TO PANCREATIC CANCER- AND ALSO SMOKE- MORE THAN DOUBLE THEIR RISK OF GETTING THE CANCER-- AND WHEN THEY DO GET IT- THEY GET IT - ON AVERAGE- UP TO 20 YEARS EARLIER THAN OTHERS.
FINALLY TODAY- WHEN YOU CYCLE- DO YOU WEAR A HELMET- IF YOU DON'T- YOU AREN'T ALONE.
DESPITE ALL OF THE WARNINGS ABOUT CYCLING WITH NO HELMET ONLY ONE IN FIVE RIDERS WEAR ONE. THE WORST OFFENDERS- TEENS AND THIRTYSOMETHINGS.
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #3]


[2-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A man who violated his probation leads Montgomery county authorities on a high- speed car chase-- and then flees on foot.
The sheriff's department is still searching for 23- year- old Antoine Sherard Scott.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Emergency volunteers in Campbell county say they're placing their lives at greater risk because of the county's mobile radio system.
Last night, they brought their complaints to county officials.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a real- life rescue mission for actor Harrison Ford.
The star used his own helicopter to save the life of a 13- year- old boy scout who'd wandered off in Yellowstone National Park.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, July 12th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-Monty-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-33 21:06]
[GRAPHIC=Police Chase]


Authorities are still looking for a suspect who lead them on a high speed chase near Blacksburg yesterday. The chase ended when the driver crashed his car, but he managed to flee the accident on foot. Teresa Hamilton has more from Montgomery County.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Gary Chandler/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office; :26]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra - 1995; :40]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; :55]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=N7 Montgomery Co.]

(( Authorities began their search for Antoine Sherard Scott after he 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.
(///sot////)
[sot 23:44:11]

(( lt. gary chandler: 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.
(////sot/////)
[sot 23:44:29]

((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.))
(+++++++++)

[TAKE FS PINNACLE] If you have any information on Scott's whereabouts - you can call the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department at 382 - 2951.
(+++++++++)





[11Campbell-Emergency]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-34 12:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


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 have been complaining about the system for years and last night they aired the concerns with county officials.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Phillips/Campbell Co. Rescue Squad; :14]
[SUPER=01-Jeff McCune/Evington V.F.D.; :24 (quick!!) ]
[SUPER=@ssm2;]
[SUPER=01-Steve Coleman/Campbell Co. Rescue Squad; :51]
[SUPER=01-John Larkin/Public Safety Director; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=Steve Smallshaw News 7.]



(( [natsot ambulance ]
[RUNS= 02]


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.
[SOT #1 15:20:24]

((JIMMY PHILLIPS/CAMPBELL CO. RESCUE SQUAD: I THINK THAT'S OUR PROBLEM IS PURE COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN. AND SOMEBODY'S GOING TO GET HURT.))
[RUNS= 10]
[SOT #1 15:14:39]

((BUT THE COVERAGE HAS BEEN THE ISSUE SINCE DAY ONE..))
[RUNS= 03]


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.
[SOT #2 21:47:48]

((STEVE COLEMAN/CAMPBELL CO. RESCUE SQUAD: AS A VOLUNTEER THAT USES IT EVERY DAY.. ...A BIG MISTAKE.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=a big mistake.]
[SOT #2 21:44:43]

((JOHN LARKIN/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: I THINK THEY UNDERSTAND THE PERSPECTIVE THAT WAS BROUGHT HERE TONIGHT BY THE VOLUNTEERS.. .. MAKING THEIR DECISION.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=making their decision.]))
[ANCHOR=KIM]
[SS=none]


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.

[Ford-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


INDIANA Jones has proven he's a real hero in Wyoming--
For the second time in a year, actor Harrison Ford has guided his helicopter into the Wyoming back country to help in a rescue.
Ford helped rescue a boy scout in Yellowstone National Park.
Jennifer Davis has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Yellowstone National Park, WY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cody Clawson/Rescued Boy Scout; :14]
[SUPER=01-Kent Clawson/Cody's Father; :39 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Davis/Reporting; :47 QUICK]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=and a hug]



[ANCHOR=KIM]
[SS=none]


That was Jennifer Davis reporting.

[Discount-Cards]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


Today President Bush will formally unveil his proposal for a pharmacy discount card for senior citizens.
Seniors could have these cards in hand by next year, because the plan does NOT require congressional action.
It relies on private insurance companies to sell the discount cards, and would not be subsidized by Medicare.
The White House says there would be a one- time fee of no more than 25- dollars.

[Atlantis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Atlantis Launch]


An 11- day mission to the international space station began about an hour and a half ago--
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:03:55]
[IN Q=Five, four, three, two]

((FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE-- LIFTOFF OF SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS, LAUNCHING A DOOR TO PARTNERSHIPS IN SPACE.))
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=partnerships in space]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The weather improved, just in time for Space Shuttle Atlantis' launch a little after five o'clock this morning.
The five shuttle crew members will install a new portal for spacewalkers on the space station.
(------------)



[11Prescription-abuse]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-32 24:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Pulaski Police hope a new tool will give them the upperhand in preventing prescription drug abuse. It's called Authentiprint.
Pharmacists will use it to fingerprint customers when they pick up certain prescriptions.
Jennifer Miele has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=In the last three years]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;:00]
[SUPER=01-Vicky Frazier/Pulaski Crime Prevention Officer; :29]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Hale/Martin's Pharmacy; :53]
[SUPER=@jennifer1; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=JM News 7, Pulaski.]

(( 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. [NAT SOUND] [RUNS 05]
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.
[SOT]

((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.)) [RUNS 08]
Pulaski Police came up with the idea after seeing it used to verify check information at local grocery stores. [NAT] [RUNS 04]
Pulaski pharmacist Eddie Hale says authentiprint will be used to combat all sorts of abuse.
[SOT]

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Hale hopes the pilot program will bring police one step closer to a remedy for prescription drug abuse.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Pulaski.))



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Attorneys for the maker of Oxycontin say a class action lawsuit against the company is irresponsible, unfounded and legally flawed.
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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. Yesterday attorneys for Purdue filed a legal response. They say Virginia does not recognize or permit class action lawsuits.
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New River Valley residents are pitching in to help people in flood damaged West Virginia.
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Thirty town of Blacksburg employees left yesterday morning to make the two and a half hour drive to Mullens, West Virginia. They will stay for two-days, helping with cleanup as well as advising and working on sewer and water problems. A fleet of the town's public works vehicles will help restoration efforts. Sunday's heavy rain storm caused an estimated 20-million dollars in damage in the Mountain State.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The National Transportation Safety Board has released new information concerning last summer's plane crash in downtown Lexington. According to its report, the plane's annual inspection was about five weeks overdue, and the pilot's flight review was eight months overdue. The pilot Jack Gambino of New York and his passenger John Kabelka of Florida were both killed in the August 30-th crash.
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Montgomery County authorities are still looking for a suspect who lead them on a high speed chase yesterday. Sheriff's officials were trying to arrest 23- year old Antoine Sherard Scott on a probation violation when Scott fled and eventually crashed his car just outside Blacksburg. Scott then fled on foot. Several hours later a helicopter spotted Scott, but once again he got away. If you have any information you can call the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department at 382 - 2951.
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Thirty town of Blacksburg employees are in Mullens, West Virginia to help flood victims there. They will stay for two-days, helping with cleanup as well as advising and working on sewer and water problems. A fleet of the town's public works vehicles will help restoration efforts.
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Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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