Today on News 7 at 5, local authorities continue their search for an escaped inmate. We'll have the latest.
and a Grand Jury in Grayson County says Betty Jean Angline should stand trial for the murder of her two friends.
Also today, we will let you know why some analysts say the cost of your health insurance could go up 20 percent next year.
And in Sports, U-V-A gets some bad news. Its top football player will miss much of the season.
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((THE MAIN THING IS THE LOCK ON THE DOOR SHOULD HAVE KEPT IT SECURED AND FOR SOME REASON IT DID NOT.))
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The search continues for a teenager who walked out of the Amherst County jail yesterday.
Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
One day before he was supposed to go on trial, Jason Owen instead went on the lam.
Owen took advantage of a faulty door lock at the Amherst County jail and fled to freedom.
Authorities say he's dangerous and they want him back.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( 19- year- old Jason Scott Owen was in jail for breaking into an elderly woman's home, then beating and robbing her last December.
Owen had just spoken with his attorney yesterday and was in the recreation yard of the Amherst County jail with about 25 other inmates.
That's when he apparently slipped out a side door.. a door that was supposed to be locked.
((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: WHETHER HE HIT AGAINST IT, WENT AGAINST IT IN A CERTAIN WAY, THE DOOR SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER CAME OPEN AND THE ELECTRONIC LOCK JUST WASN'T SECURING PROPERLY.))
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Ayers say Owen apparently shed his orange jail jumpsuit and was later seen in the Amelon Square shopping center in Madison Heights.
Another man gave him a ride to this intersection off Dixie Airport Road.
((AYERS: INITIALLY, WHEN THE YOUNG MAN PICKED HIM UP HE WAS NOT AWARE OF WHAT THE SITUATION WAS. ONCE HE GOT INTO THE VEHICLE, HE MADE NO BONES ABOUT IT WHAT HE HAD DONE, THAT HE'D GOTTEN THROUGH A GATE OR DOOR AND HAD GOTTEN OUT.))
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Owen is reportedly now in the company of a 17- year- old female from Campbell County.. police believe they're traveling in her 1989 Ford Festiva.. faded red with Virginia tags.
Owen has indicated he could be headed California or Florida.. authorities everywhere are on the lookout for him.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County. ))
A Grayson County woman will have to wait for her trial date from a jail cell- after a grand jury indicts her on capital and first degree murder charges.
Prosecutors say 58-year-old Betty Jean Angeline (Ange-LINE) of Independence shot her two friends, 59-year-old Linda McKnight and 62-year-old Glenda Jenkins.
The women were killed within a month of each other earlier this year.
Angeline waived her right to a preliminary hearing last week-
If convicted of capital murder she would face the death penalty.
A standoff in Chicago.... with gunfire, a hostage situation and a police officer critically hurt.
As Drew Levinson reports, it started when police tried to serve a man with an arrest warrant for two bank robberies.
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FOR TWO HOURS THE GUNMAN--DANIEL SALLY-- WAS HOLED UP IN A CHICAGO
WITH HIM--AT LEAST THREE HOSTAGES--HIS TWO CHILDREN AS WELL AS AN
INJURED POLICE OFFICER...AN OFFICER ALLEGEDLY SHOT BY THE SUSPECT.
AUTHORITIES SAY IT ALL BEGAN WHEN THE POLICEMAN AND HIS PARTNER KNOCKED
ON SALLY'S FRONT DOOR.
PAT CAMDEN/CHICAGO POLICE:
"They were attempting to serve or attempting to talk to him in regards to two bank robberies that happened last week."
THERE WAS A SCUFFLE AND THE OFFICER WAS SHOT. POLICE SAY HE WAS THEN
PULLED INSIDE SALLY'S APARTMENT AND REMAINED THERE WHILE POLICE
NEGOTIATED WITH THE MAN.
BEFORE SURRENDERING --SALLY ASKED TO SPEAK TO A LOCAL TV REPORTER.
THE REPORTER SAID SALLY TALKED ABOUT MONEY PROBLEMS, BUT ADDED SALLY
NEVER SOUNDED UPSET.
PAUL MEINCKE/CHICAGO REPORTER:
"He seemed to be very organized in his thought pattern, he said first of all I want to tell you my name...Daniel Sally, my age 41, so he went
through it point by point."
When it was over--the children were released unharmed...but Sally was wounded and taken to the hospital.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Chicago.))
The wildfires in California have claimed two lives.....
after two firefighting planes collided last night.
Today a man accused of starting a campire that burned out of control... is now charged with murder.
A second suspect was also arrested. That person hasn't been identified.
The two air tankers collided while dumping fire retardent on the 250-acre wildfire.
The blaze has destroyed at least 12 structures and it threatens more than a dozen others.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll tell you why two local companies are involved in a fight worthy of the movies,
And if you think you're paying too much for health insurance now. Wait til you hear what the experts say you can expect next year.
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The cost of your health insurance could see a double digit hike next year.
The insurance industry says it is passing along the cost of care.
Many employers are expected to pass the increase along to their workers.
Marti Johnson has the details on what you should expect and what you can do to hold the cost down.
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(( WITH A WIFE AND THREE KIDS, RICHARD SMITH KEEPS A CLOSE EYE ON HEALTH
(( SOT - SMITH "It cuts into our ability to keep up with the prices of
everything else going on." ))
BUT HEALTH INSURERS ARE PREDICTING RATE INCREASES OF BETWEEN 13 AND 50
PERCENT IN 2002, THE HIGHEST IN A DECADE.
(( SOT - Young "All we do is pass on what the costs of care are." ))
INSURANCE INDUSTRY FIGURES SHOW RATES HELD STEADY IN THE MID 1990'S
ROSE WITH INFLATION, FOR TWO YEARS AFTER THAT, THEN JUMPED 9 PERCENT
THIS YEAR. BUT THE DOUBLE DIGIT INCREASES COMING UP ARE MORE THAN
EXPERTS SAY SOME CAN AFFORD.
(( SOT - Pollack "They're going to pay more in premiums, deductibles,
copays. And a lot of people are going to find it not affordable, and
that's going to mean a lot more people are going to become uninsured."
INSURANCE INDUSTRY FIGURES SHOW FOR EVERY ONE PERCENT IN RATE
INCREASES, 300-THOUSAND AMERICANS WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO AFFORD
INSURANCE. HOW CAN YOU HELP KEEP COSTS LOW? BECOME A MORE COST
(( SOT - Young "They need to ask their physician, do I need that new
drug or is the tried and true drug that costs 10 percent as much gonna
do me just as good?" ))
BUT LESS WON'T EQUAL MORE MONEY FOR YOU, FOR LONG.
(( STANDUP - JOHNSON "Insurance industry watchers say this won't be
the last rate increase, even for the healthiest, most careful
consumers. If the Patients Bill of Right's becomes law, expect
another 4.2 percent in increases over the next five years.
In Washington, Marti Johnson." ))
A Roanoke college may one day join forces with a medical school that's going up in Blacksburg.
A private foundation plans to build a school of Osteopathic Medicine in Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Park.
There is no official affiliation between the Med School and Tech.. although Tech has expressed an interest in establishing a connection.
The president of Roanoke's College of Health Sciences says he, too, can envision a time when HIS school and the medical school might work together.
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((HARRY NICKENS/PRESIDENT/COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: WELL, IF THERE'S SOME WAY FOR THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES TO TO INTERACT, COMPLIMENT, WORK HAND IN GLOVE WITH THE OSTEOPATHIC SCHOOL WE'D BE DELIGHTED TO ENTERTAIN DISCUSSIONS AND, CERTAINLY WANT TO WORK WITH THEM. IT CERTAINLY BENEFITS ALL OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA FOR US TO DO THAT.))
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The new medical school will train doctors to work in under-served, rural areas.
Classes are scheduled to begin in fall of 2003.
Will he or won't he?
NO candidate for governor in Virginia is likely to want to irritate former governor Doug Wilder.
But fellow Democrat and former Wilder campaign manager Mark Warner appears cool to the idea of a debate moderated by Wilder.
Republican Mark Earley has already eagerly accepted.
Wilder thinks our W-D-B-J debate on October 7th is too early for voters to think about.
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((MARK WARNER: I THINK FOLKS... I THINK THE CAMPAIGNS HAVE ENGAGED EARLIER.))14
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Mark Warner says today he's already committed to four debates... which is typical for a Virginia campaign.
Two local film offices say Southwest Virginia ought to be in pictures.
And they're vying for the right to put the area on the Big Screen.
Bootie Chewning and Sandra Eubanks run the Blue Ridge Southwest Virgina Film Office.
Camille (loands) Lownds resigned from their office, citing professional differences, to start her own.
It's called the Virginia Highlands Film Office.
Now both groups are fighting for endorsements from local governments, hoping the state film office will send business their way.
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((CAMILLE LOWNDS/VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS FILM OFFICE: NO YOU CANNOT HAVE TWO FILM COMPANIES IN THE SAME AREA. :21 WE WILL PREVAIL. WE GET UP AT 8 IN THE MORNING AND WE ARE OBSESSED. WE WILL MAKE IT WORK.))
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((BOOTIE CHEWNING/BLUE RIDGE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE: WE HOPE THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE THAT MUCH OF A CONFLICT ONCE WE GET THE GOVTS BEHIND US AND THEY KNOW WHO THE OFFICIAL FILM OFFICE IS.))
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On News-7 at 6, find out how local governments are responding to the competing film offices.
One couple who beat the competition... the latest winners of the powerball. They tried to stay out of the spotlight, but realized that would be too hard.
So today Erwin and Pat Wales of Maine met the media... while collecting a check for 41 million dollars.
The Wales say they'll buy a new pickup truck... and perhaps take in some racing.
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((PAT WALES/POWERBALL WINNER: I DON'T THINK WE COMPREHEND WHAT HAS HAPPENED IT'S JUST MIND BOGGLING.))
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Only one winner has not come forward now.. the holder of the ticker purchased in Delaware.
Coming up a little later, the Country Music Association nominates its best and brightest. We'll see who is up for a C-M-A,
and one of the industry's favorite groups is trading lawsuits with its record label to the tune of 104 MILLION dollars.
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Coming up next, a lack of consumer confidence scares some investors away from the stock market,
and in Sports, the U-V-A Cavaliers may lose some of their confidence as their top player goes down to injury.
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On Wall Street today, stock prices sank following a report of slumping consumer confidence.
Analysts say that as the economy has skidded, investors have been heartened that Americans kept spending.
But that has apparently changed. Alexis Christoforous explains.
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With all of the attention the West Nile Virus is getting in America, the common mosquito is looked at with more concern.
If you want to know if you should expect some unwanted guests at your cookout, check out the Skeeterbites-dot-com site.
The people that make Cutter insect repellents have an informative page that explains the West Nile virus. It also tells you how to defend yourself against the bloodsuckers.
If you enter your zip code, the site will let you know if the mosquito population is high near your home.
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You can find it through a link to our site at WDBJ-7-Com.
Good afternoon everybody, lets start our ticker with football.
Bad news for UVa fans. Virginia all ACC running back Antwoine Womack will miss the next 7 to 9 weeks.
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Coach Al Groh said in a statement today that Womack will undergo surgery to repair the high ankle sprain suffered against Wisconsin Saturday.
Tech opens the season Saturday at home against Connecticut in their first ever meeting. Mike Stevens says there's a reason why.
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Controversy is not just limited to major league baseball. Little League World Series officials were shown an affidavit Monday that indicated Danny Almonte was born April 7, 1987, which would make the pitcher too old to play in the league.
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The team has said Almonte is 12 years old, born April 7, 1989, in Moca, Dominican Republic. Almonte threw the first perfect game in the Little League series in 44
years and was the key to his team's third place finish in the tournament
last week in Williamsport, Pa.
Cleveland Indians manager Charlie Manuel has undergone abdominal surgery.
Manuel's been hospitalized twice within the last week with abdominal problems. He'd been admitted to the Cleveland Clinic on Monday night after vomiting and feeling ill. Part of his colon had been removed during spring training last year. The 57-year-old manager has a history of serious health problems.
The Dixie Chicks and and Sony Records are trading lawsuits.
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The Grammy winning trio says Sony is cheating it out of millions of dollars in royalties.
Emily Robison, Martie Seidel and Natalie Maines Pasdar accused the record company of "systematic thievery" of four MILLION dollars in royalties.
The group is seeking to break its seven-album deal with the Japanese corporation.
Sony officials aren't commenting on the suit. But in previous court documents, the company has called the group's allegations a ``sham attempt'' to get out of its record contract.
IT is suing the Dixie Chicks, claiming the group owes it more than 100 (m) million dollars for five undelivered albums.
Meanwhile the Chicks did get some good news today. The Country Music Association nominated them for two of its top awards today.
For a wrap up of all the C-M-A nominations, here's Drew Levinson.
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SARAH EVANS... NOT ONLY BECAME A COUNTRY SENSATION THIS YEAR.. SHE WAS
SHOWERED WITH AN IMPRESSIVE SEVEN NOMINATIONS AS THE COUNTRY MUSIC
ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCED NOMINEES FOR ITS 35TH ANNUAL AWARDS.
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SUPER STAR FAITH HILL IS BATTLING EVANS FOR "BEST FEMALE VOCALIST"...
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ALONG WITH MARTINA MCBRIDE, LEE ANN WOMACK AND TRISHA YEARWOOD.
(NATZ FULL OF TIM MCGRAW)
AND FAITH HILL'S HUSBAND TIM MCGRAW WILL ALSO GRAB SOME OF THE SPOTLIGHT
ON AWARDS NIGHT WITH HIS OWN NOMINATIONS. IN THE BEST MALE VOCALIST
CATEGORY HE FACES STIFF COMPETITION FROM FAMILIAR NAMES.
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ALAN JACKSON, TOBY KEITH, BRAD PAISLEY AND GEORGE STRAIT.
JO DEE MESSINA GOT THE HONOR OF ANNOUNCING THE NOMINEES FOR ENTERTAINER
OF THE YEAR...
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"THE NOMINEES ARE...BROOKS AND DUNN, THE DIXIE CHICKS, ALAN JACKSON, TIM
MCGRAW AND GEORGE STRAIT."
(NATZ FULL LEE ANN WOMACK MUSIC VIDEO)
AND FOR MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR....THE NOMINEES INCLUDE LEE ANN WOMACK
SINGING ASHES BY NOW.
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THE OTHERS.. ARE BORN TO FLY BY SARA EVANS, I WOULD'VE LOVED YOU ANYWAY
BY TRISHA YEARWOOD, THERE IS NO ARIZONA BY JAMIE O'NEAL AND WWW DOT
MEMORY BY ALAN JACKSON.
THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 7TH IN NASHVILLE.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS.