An evacuation at the White House today after the discovery of a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway.
We'll have an update.
And more allegations surface against Congressman Gary Condit involving ANOTHER young woman.
A picture perfect day across the region...how long will it last I'll tell you in the forecast...
News 7 at noon is next.
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Parts of the West Wing of the White House are evacuated because of a
suspicious car parked in the driveway.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Officials say despite the partial evacuation, President Bush and Vice President Cheney are continuing to work inside the White House.
A Secret Service spokesman says a sniffing dog that was being used during routine vehicle checks in the driveway reacted to one of the cars.
The dogs are trained to smell materials used in explosives.
The vehicles in the driveway had been used to take members of Congress and other V-I-P's to a Rose Garden ceremony.
A day after police searched Congressman Gary Condit's apartment, "The Washington Post" is reporting ANOTHER young woman had an affair with Condit.
Meanwhile, negotiations are under way for the Congressman's lie detector test.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest on these new developments.
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AS CONGRESSMAN GARY CONDIT DODGES ALLEGATIONS SURROUNDING THE
DISAPPEARANCE OF CHANDRA LEVY, THERE'S A NEW REPORT OF ANOTHER AFFAIR.
THIS ONE WITH ALEGEDLY HAPPEND SEVEN YEARS AGO...WITH A WOMAN ALSO FROM
SHE WAS 18 AT THE TIME.
THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTS THAT CONDIT TOLD THE GIRL NEVER TO SPEAK OF
THE RELATIONSHIP AND SHE WON'T.
SHE'S EVEN LEFT A NOTE ON HER DOOR DENYING IT. BUT HER FATHER, OTIS
THOMAS, A MINISTER, KNOWS THE LEVYS AND SAID WHEN HE HEARD CHANDRA WAS
INVOLVED WITH THE CONGRESSMAN, HE TRIED TO WARN HER MOTHER:
"I TOLD MRS. LEVY THAT WITH MY DAUGHTER, IT ENDED BADLY, THAT I THINK
HER DAUGHTER SHOULD END THE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIIM RIGHT AWAY.
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IN THE MEANTIME, FLIGHT ATTENDANT ANN MARIE SMITH CONTINUES TO TALK
WITH THE F-B-I. SHE SAYS SHE HAD AN AFFAIR WITH CONDIT AND THAT HE
ASKED HER TO SIGN A FALSE AFFIDAVIT LYING ABOUT IT.
(SOT)JIM ROBINSON/ANNE MARIE SMITHS ATTORNEY
Congressman condit has not been truthful in anything, including about
the fact hes been telling the aurthorities anything.
FORENSIC SPECIALISTS CONTINUE TO GO THROUGH ALL THE BOXES OF MATERIAL
INVESTIGATORS TOOK FROM CONDITS APARTMENT DURING THEIR SEARCH
YESTERDAY. AND POLICE STILL WANT CONDIT TO TAKE A LIE DETECTOR TEST AND
ARE NEGOTIATING WITH HIS ATTORNEY OVER HOW WIDE-RANGING THAT TEST SHOULD
(SOT)ASSISTANT CHIEF TERRANCE GAINER/DC POLICE
I think the value of a good polygraph examination means you have to
have the right questions, and its fair probably to debate what those
questions ought to be.
POLICE PLAN TO SEARCH VACANT BUILDINGS IN WASHINGTON TODAY. ASSISTANT
CHIEF TERRY GAINER SAYS AUTHORITIES HAVE TO EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITY THAT
CHANDRA LEVY IS NO LONGER ALIVE... NOW THAT SHE'S BEEN MISSING FOR 73
DAYS. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
A guilty plea in a case involving sexual misconduct at the Danville jail.
Former Sheriff's Deputy Marvin Riggins pled guilty today to having sexual intercouse with an inmate last August.
Riggins will be sentenced on August 30.
He faces a 25-hundred dollar fine and up to five years in prison.
Three other deputies, Doyle Cook, Ernest Carter, and Steve Terry are all expected to plead guilty next week in Danville Circuit Court.
There is word today that Intermet's Radford Foundry Plant could be laying off workers again.
A source tells News 7 that 30-people could lose their jobs and that management will meet to discuss the situation with workers today or tomorrow.
There is also talk at the plant that an additional 20-cuts are in the future.
A spokesman for Intermet could not be reached for comment.
In recent months the company has been reducing its workforce, blaming a slowing industry.
Emergency workers in Campbell County say the county's inefficient radio system is a threat to their lives.
Last night they brought their concerns about the system to county officials.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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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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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.
The investigation into a fatal plane crash last year in Lexington says the pilot and his aircraft were overdue for annual safety reviews.
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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 National Transportation Safety Board report, the plane's annual inspection was 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.
The shuttle Atlantis lifted off into space just before dawn today--
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The skies cleared, just in time for the five A-M launch.
NASA says crew members have opened the payload bay doors as they settle into their 11- day mission.
Atlantis is delivering a new 164- million- dollar front door to the International Space Station.
It's a pressure lock for spacewalkers.
The shuttle is expected to dock with the space station tomorrow night.
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Still to come on the newscasts, we'll visit what is probably the toughest place in the state to get into for a visit,
and a contestant on a reality show has learned a valuble lesson. Don't pull a knife on another player when Big Brother is watching.
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Dozens of rioters are hurling stones and firebombs at police in Northern Ireland--
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But the violence actually marks the beginning of the annual "Twelfth of July" Protestant parades.
The holiday is traditionally one of the most tense days of the year in the troubled province.
The Protestants hold the celebrations to mark their 16-90 military victory over the Roman Catholics.
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In the town of Portadown, police used water canons on a crowd of several hundred violent protesters.
There was trouble in the Big Brother house yesterday. The producers of the reality T-V show have evicted one of the program's houseguests. This after he allegedly made violent threats against one of the show's female cast members.
Vince Gonzalez reports.
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Attorneys for the maker of Oxycontin say a class action lawsuit against the company is both irresponsible and unfounded.
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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.
For more than three years, human rights groups like Amnesty International have been trying to get Virginia to allow it into the state's most dangerous prisons to investigate allegations of human rights abuses.
Until now, the state has refused media and others access to the facilities.
That changed abruptly this week, as officials gave our Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls a tour of 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. WE'VE HAD FIGHTS AND WE'VE HAD ASSAULTS.
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((JAMES REYNOLDS/INMATE: THERE'S JUST A WHOLE LOT OF STUFF THAT GOES ON HERE. THE GUNS. THEY HAVE THE GUNS. THEY USED TO HAVE STUN GUNS. THEY TOOK THEM AWAY.))
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((ALPHONSO DICKSON/SEGREGATED INMATE: IT DEPENDS ON HOW STRONG YOU ARE MENTALLY. IF YOU ARE A STRONG PERSON AND YOU COME IN HERE STRONG, YOU'LL LEAVE STRONG. BUT IF YOU COME IN HERE WEAK AND YOU WANT TO FALL INTO THE SMALL AND THE CROOKED THINGS THAT YOU SEE A LOT IN HERE YOU'LL LEAVE OUT OF HERE WEAK. YOU'LL REMAIN WEAK.))
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((STAN YOUNG OFF CAMERA: INMATES HAVE TO HAVE PERMISSION FROM THIS OFFICER OR AN OFFICER ON THE YARD TO CROSS THE RED LINE.))
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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.))
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Coming up next, the nominations are in -
And "The Sopranos" are a HIT - getting a KILLER number of Emmy nominations. We'll give you the LINEUP after the break.
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H-B-O's "The Sopranos" is really knocking 'em dead in Hollywood.
The mob show picked up 22 Emmy nominations this morning-- more than any other program.
Manuel Gallegus has a complete rundown of this year's nominees.
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EMMY NOMINATIONS 7/12/01
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LEADING THE PACK WITH 22 NOMINATIONS, THE SOPRANOSWITH EDIE FALCO,
JAMES GANDOLFINI AND LORRAINE BRACO ALL NOMINATED FOR THEIR DRAMA
(GRAPHIC) IN THE DRAMA SERIES CATEGORY.. THEIR COMPETITION IS
ER, LAW AND ORDER, THE PRACTICE, AND THE WEST WING.
WITH ROB LOWE AND MARTIN SHEEN NOMINATED FOR BEST ACTOR
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(GRAPHIC) FOR COMEDY SERIES, WILL AND GRACE, FRASIER, MALCOLM IN THE
MIDDLE, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, AND SEX IN THE CITY
WITH FIRST TIME RECOGNITION FOR FRANKIE MUNIZ WHO PLAYS MALCOLM.
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NOTICEABLY ABSENT FROM THE COMEDY LINE-UP-NBCS TOP PRICED FRIENDS.
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ANOTHER BIG NOMINEE -ABCS MINISERIES, LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND..
HER DAUGHTER, WHO PRODUCED THE SERIES IS THRILLED.
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Im so happy and Im so grateful, I wanted this so badly for my mom.
A COUPLE OF OTHER NOTABLE NODS, ROBERT DOWNEY JUNIOR FOR ALLY MCBEAL
AND FIRST TIME CATEGORY -REALITY PROGRAMS -NOMINEES INCLUDE SURVIVOR AND
MTVS ROAD RULES.
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[WXPRO/FULL] ROANOKE STATS
On Wall Street at Noon, the has gained 134 points.
Nasdaq has gained 71 points.
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Harrison Ford to the rescue - still to come on News 7
The Hollywood Heartthrob proves hero's aren't just for the silver screen. Don't go away -we will be right back.
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The Washington Caps picked up a strong arm - one some consider to be the best active player in the league.
(YAH-oh-meer) Jaromir (YAH-gur) Jagr was traded from the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Caps.
The Caps give up prospects Kris Beech, Russ Lupa-schuk and Michal Sivek to get the five time NHL scoring champ.
The Caps believe it's just like luring Michael Jordan to D-C.
The Pens are simply glad the unhappy (yah-gur) Jagr is gone.
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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 in this sport is to take away those valuable points - Stewart loses none.
He will stay on probation until the end of the season.[Ford-Rescue]
And finally this afternoon--
A Salt Lake City boy scout who got lost in Yellowstone National Park is safe and sound, and even got to enjoy a brush with FAME.
13- year- old Cody Clawson wandered off a trail Monday.
Part- time Wyoming resident, actor Harrison Ford took to the skies in his helicopter to help in the search.
By Tuesday morning, Ford and another searcher spotted the boy.
Clawson was cold, tired, and hungry-- but otherwise just fine.
He says his boy scout training came in handy.
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Clawson says he didn't get an autograph from Ford--
Instead, he got a handshake and a hug.
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