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Up next on news 7 at 5, a rescue squad volunteer is accused of sexually assaulting two patients.
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[VO-Nat] and help is on the way for a local sheriff's department that says its radio system leaves its deputies vulnerable.
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More clouds than sun and a good chance for showers. Show you why in a moment.[medical-head]


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On HealthCheck, a new vaccine made from tobacco plants may make tooth decay a thing of the past.
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and we'll show you a scary looking device that is helping some people avoid painful back surgery.
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((BUTCH GRANT: FALSE. FALSE ALLEGATIONS AND UNFAIR. ))
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--a Lexington Rescue Squad volunteer reponds to charges he sexually assaulted two victims he was treating.
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Two teenagers are accusing Donald Paxton Grant of sexually assaulting them last February.
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According to state police Grant--also known as "Butch"--reportedly fondled two victims of a traffic accident just off Interstate-81.
At the time Grant was an active member of the Lexington Rescue Squad.
He denies he acted inappropriately. (/////SOT/////)
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((BUTCH GRANT: I THINK WHAT I'VE DONE WAS WELL WITHIN MY TRAINING AND I DONE WHAT I WAS TRAINED TO DO.))
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State police launched their investigation February fourth, shortly after the traffic accident.
The Lexington Rescue Squad also suspended Grant from the force in February due to those allegations.
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Police have officially charged Grant with two counts of sexual battery.

He's scheduled to appear in court next week.[5-Drowning]


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Rescue crews are searching the Dan River for the victim of an apparent accidental drowning.
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It happened around three this afternoon at Dan Daniel Memorial Park in Danville.
An eyewitness says a slender white man in his 40's slipped from this ledge and fell into the water.
There are signs in this area of the park warning people about the dangerous hydraulic undertow of the dam.
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(( ))
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[OUT Q=went and called for help.]
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Rescue crews have found no sign of the missing man, but believe he may be caught under the dam.
We'll have the latest on this story coming up on News 7 at Six.
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Botetourt County is about to spend more than four million dollars on a new radio system -- because it believes right now sheriff's deputies are in danger.
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Deputies spend about eight hours a day driving through the rural hills of Botetourt County.
But in many spots, their radios go dead.
They are cut off from dispatchers back at the base -- they cannot even call another officer for help.
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((110-159, he don't have a clue I'm hollering for him.))
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Four years ago, a trailer wrecked just off I-81 in the busiest intersection in Botetourt.
Deputies could not reach rescue workers on the radio.
The sheriff says these 1950's systems will finally be replaced by this time next year -- and the county will build three more radio towers to link deputies, rescue workers, even school buses.
The sheriff says that way -- deputies will not be left in the lurch -- AND they can better respond to emergencies.
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A school bus full of children swerved to avoid a car- but it was too late.
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The bus crashed into the car and rolled over.
It happened in Michigan- about 15 miles northeast of Flint.
The bus was carrying 40 seventh through 12th graders
At least 30 students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries- one girl is reportedly hospitalized in critical condition with head injuries.
Sherriff's deputies believe the 16 year old student driving the car ran a stop sign.
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Residents of a home for troubled teens in Campbell County are in shock after fire destroyed their horse barn and eig
ht show horses last night. (----------------)
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Investigators don't know what caused the early morning blaze on the grounds of the Patrick Henry Girls Home near Rustburg.
The Home's residents have participated in and hosted numerous horse shows over the years..
They lost everything in last night's fire.
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((MISSY PRATER/GIRLS HOME RESIDENT: IT WAS ROUGH. I MEAN YOU WALK OUTSIDE AND YOU SEE YOUR WHOLE BARN ON FIRE, AND YOU KNOW YOUR HORSES ARE PROBABLY DEAD.)) ((COCO LEEMKUIL/GIRLS HOME RESIDENT: IT JUST HURT DEEP DOWN INSIDE, BECAUSE IF I GET ANOTHER HORSE, I KNOW IT WON'T BE LIKE DEE.))
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Patrick Henry officials hope private donations will help replace the horses and equipment.
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Blue Cross is suing the tobacco industry to recover money it's spent to treat smokers. We'll have that story next.


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and the head of the I-R-S answers charges that his agency is bullying taxpayers.
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On Health Check, a new vaccine could help prevent Lyme Disease and we'll see an unusual treatment for back pain. [Two-Shot]
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and Patrick Evans will reap the benefits as the Kiwanis make pancakes to preview this weekend's fund raiser. [cc sponsor]
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The horror stories about the I-R-S continue for another day on Capitol Hill-
But today the tax man is responding.
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The IRS commissioner spoke less than an hour after a senate panel finished its second day of hearings.
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((CHARLES ROSETTI/IRS COMMISSIONER: SHOULD EVEN ONE OF THESE ALLEGATIONS BE TRUE, THAT'S ONE TOO MANY AND I WON'T TOLERATE IT.))
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The taxpayers told stories of armed agents raiding their businesses, terrorizing their families and ruining their reputations.
Next week, the Senate will consider legislation to overhaul the tax collection agency.
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Yet another lawsuit against the tobacco industry-
This one from the country's largest network of health care insurers- Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
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((THE INDUSTRY HAS CONSPIRED TO COMMIT FRAUD TO MANIPOULATE ITS PRODUCTS FOR GREATER AND MORE PROFITABLE ADDICTIVE PWOER. THESE ADDICTIONS HAVE ADDED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO THE COST OF HEALTH CARE IN THIS COUNTRY AND DAMAGED INNUMERABLE LIVES.))
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The suit was filed by the coalition for tobacco responsibility which represents Blue cross and Blue Shield policy holders in 38 states.
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According to a Treasury Department report, tobacco-related illnesses cost the U-S economy an estimated $60 billion dollars a year in direct health care costs.
As a result, all Americans pay more in health care premiums.
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Black farmers in Virginia are leading a national fight against loan discrimination.
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But at a protest today in Richmond, the farmers say they've had a string of setbacks.
The U-S Department of Agriculture admits it discriminated in its loan practices and had offered some of the farmers cash settlements.
But now, the U-S Justice Department says the statute of limitations has run out on the claims and it's freezing the settlements.
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((USDA HAD ME BY, BUT JESUS LIFTED ME.))
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((JOHN BOYD/NAT. BLACK FARMERS ASSOCIATION: EVERY TIME IT LOOKS AS THOUGH WE'RE MAKING A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION SOMETHING COMES ALONG THAT SETS US BACK FURTHER. BUT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TIME IS NOT ON OUR SIDE.))
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The farmers protested in front the U-S Court buildings today.
Many filed for bankruptcy to protect their farms while they fought the U-S-D-A.
Now, bankruptcy court trustees are seizing some of their farms before they get their settlements.
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A bill sponsored by Senator Chuck Robb to lift the statute of limitations on their discrimination claims was tabled

yesterday in Congress.[5-Boucher]


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Far Southwest Virginia could become home to a federal prison.
Last fall, Congressman Rick Boucher approached several southwest Virginia counties to see if officials were interested.
Tazewell, Dickenson and Buchanan counties all responded favorably and officials have visted each location.
The federal bureau of prisons also hired a consultant to research the different sites in greater detail.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-ABINGDON:THE NUMBER OF JOBS THAT EVERY FACILITY OFFERS IS 400 AND THE TOTAL ECONOMIC EFFECT IN THE COMMUNITY IS 25 MILLION ANNUALLY WHEN YOU TOTAL THE SALARY OF THE 400 EMPLOYEES AND WITH THE GOODS AND SERVICES FROM LOCAL MERCHANTS. ))
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The consultants report is expected to be finished in a couple of weeks.

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Coming up next, it doesn't take a good reason to get Patrick Evans in the kitchen. But when he gets to mix charity and eating all the better. [LIVE PATRICK FULL MICROWAVE] [ STOCKS]

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Pancake suppers are a time honored means of raising money, and there's a big one coming up this weekend at Tanglewood Mall.
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Patrick Evans is in his very own kitchen with a special guest, whipping up pancakes and offering up more information.
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Coming up sports, Mike will have the results of some early baseball games.
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and on Health Check, a vaccine could make Lyme Disease a thing of the past,
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also we'll see how the answer to ending tooth decay may be found in tobacco plants.
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A new vaccine may make your future visits to the dentist a little easier.
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British scientists say they have developed a vaccine that prevents tooth decay.
Researchers in London tested the vaccine on patients during a four month trial.
It's made from genetically altered tobacco plants and successfully protects teeth against harmful bacteria.
It contains an anitbody that prevents the bacteria from attacking teeth.
Still that doesn't mean you can throw away your toothbrush.
The vaccine does NOT reverse tooth decay so it will primarily benefit children.
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Intial trials show protection lasts four to six months. The vaccine could be availible in four to five years.

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A new treatment could offer some relief for back pain sufferers.
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A group of doctors in New York is trying out a treatment that could help some people with back pain avoid surgery.
The VAX-D therapy looks a lot like a motorized medieval rack but it is catching on with people who have serious lower disc related pain.
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((DR. LIONEL BISSOON: "THE THERAPY DECOMPRESSES THE SPINE. IT TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF THE DISC AND ALLOWS THE DISC TO GO BACK INTO ITS NATURAL PLACE. IT ALSO INCREASES CIRCULATION TO THE DISC SO IT CAN FACILITATE HEALING."))
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The therapy table is split into two automated pieces. The patient lies across the table while it slowly opens and closes.
That takes the presuure off compressed discs.
Shari Forster suffered from severe back pain.
She says she was worried about trying the device, but she wanted to avoid back surgery and its long recuperation period.
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((SHARI FORSTER: "I PROBABLY WAS SKEPTICAL IN THE BEGINNING.. CAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE A MEDIEVAL RACK.. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE BEING STRETCHED.. AND THAT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE ANYTHING THAT I WANTED TO DO. BUT IT DOES IN FACT STRETCH YOUR MUSCLES OUT."))
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Doctors say most patients need 30 minutes of therapy three to five days a week for two months.

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Doctors are testing a vaccine that could prevent Lyme Disease.
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They just completed a four year test on the preventive treatment on the tick borne disease on adults.
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[IN Q=It looked like the]

((DR. EILEEN HILTON: "IT LOOKED LIKE THE VACCINE WAS QUITE PROTECTIVE.. ALMOST FULLY PROTECTIVE, IN PATIENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 60."))
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The vaccine was tested on 24-thousand adults nationwide. Now 500 children will receive the vaccine.
People who were given the vaccine are expected to be immune from Lyme Disease for two to three years before needing a booster shot.
It is still at least two years away from FDA approval.
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A new study suggest exercise may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life.
The study examined the long term exercise habits of 373 people.
About a third of them had Alzheimer's.
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A neurologist says those who exercised regularly throughout life were less likley to have contracted the brain destroying illness.
The study does note that exercise cannot guarantee immunity from Alzheimer's nor can it cure the disorder.
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In Sports, the Cincinnati reds take advantage of an early day.
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and we'll hear what's on the mind of V-M-I's new athletic director. Here's Mike.[S5-NBA]


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Welcome everybody to the midweek ticker.
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The NBA playoffs resume tonight with the Bulls and Spurs both looking to clicnh their respective first round best of 5 series.
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Already one game is over in the big leagues this afternoon.
This RBI single by Eddie Taubensee in the first chased home Lenny Harris with the only run of the day.
As former Oriole Pete Harnisch struck out 8 and
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pitched a 2 hitter.
The Reds beat the Phils 1-to-nothing.

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Last night; Franklin County high school athletic director Jerry Little confirmed that 10 varsity Eagle soccer players have been kicked off the team for the remainder of the season for violation of team rules.
Today; Little said the school is still investigating this matter. One of the topics of the investigation is whether or not athletes from other Franklin County sports team were involved. Little gave few details on the incident that led to the soccer team suspensions. He said it did not involve drugs or violence, but he would not comment on whether a

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Last Wednesday at this time Donny White was taking over as VMI's new athletic director.
The former high school AD at Ashland's Patrick Henry high school won't officially begin his duties on post until May 11th.
But he says one of his priorties will be raising money to improve facilities.
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[SUPER=01-Ted Cain/VMI Head Football Coach; :30]
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Coming up at six Steve Mason will have the story of a new twist coming to this year's Saturn Festival Cup bike race on Memorial Day weekend.
Hope you can join us for that story.
Take Care everybody.

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Reports of a wild animal on a rampage turned out to be a little exaggerated yesterday.
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A woman called police after she spotted what she thought was a wild animal in her backyard.
Instead when officers got there they found a love sick pig trying to make a new friend.
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((OFFICER JOE DELALUZ: "HE WANTS TO GET CLOSE TO THE DOG AND THE DOG TRIES TO BITE HIM BUT UH..HE'S STILL HANGING AROUND..GONNA TRY TO PUT A LITTLE WATER PUT A LITTLE MUD ON HIM, MAYBE IT'LL CONTAIN HIM A LITTLE BIT"))
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Animal control was finally able to subdue the pig.
They believe he was just someone's pet that got away.
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