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He's called a railroad killer - Tonight a nationwide manhunt is on.
The latest on the near riot in Amherst County.
And we'll tell you why it may cost more for Virgnia companies to do out of state business on the internet.
News 7 is next.
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More people could be arrested after last night's big disturbance at the Old Dominion Job Corps center in Amherst County.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( What started as a bomb scare quickly turned into a confrontation between dozens of Job Corps students and the police.
While one teen was being arrested, dozens of others surrounded police and began shouting obscenities.
((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: THE OFFICERS TOOK A WHOLE LOT, SPITTING, SPIT ON THEM, SPIT ON THEIR CARS, THREW CIGARETTE LIGHTERS, SEVERAL PIECES OF CLOTHING ITEMS, THEY TOOK QUITE A BIT.))
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((A 17- year- old boy was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice and assaulting a police officer. Sheriff Jimmy Ayers says several more arrests are pending of other students who were involved in that initial confrontation with police.))
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Job Corps officials also have identified the young woman who phoned in the initial bomb threat.. that information will be passed on to police.
The massive show of force had some wondering whether authorities over-reacted.
((BOB BARLOW/JOB CORPS ADMINISTRATOR: I'M NOT SAYING THAT THEY DID IT INAPPROPRIATELY, ALL I'M SAYING IS I WAS SURPRISED ABOUT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT WERE HERE AND FELT THAT WITH OUR STAFF WE COULD TAKE CARE OF IT.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))
He calls himself Angel. The FBI dubbed him the Railroad killer.
As Bob McNamara reports a nationwide manhunt is now on.
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((39 year old Rafael Rasendez Ramirez.. a drifter.. an ex- con from Mexico.. is wanted for a spree of brutal slayings and rapes..
His fingerprints now directly link him to the murders of an 80
year old man and his 52 year old daughter..in Gorham Illinois just last week.
BILL MOBER/VICTIMS SON "..EVERYONE IS SCARED, THEY'RE ON EDGE AND I
THINK THEY WILL BE UNTIL THIS REMIREZ IS CAUGHT.."
BOB MCNAMARA/CBS NEWS: But just last night.. CBS News has learned, the
killer may have struck again.. in Northwest Illinois.. There investigators are looking into the
murders of two more.. People who also lived along a heavily travelled rail line..
The killing spree began.. with a Kentucky murder 2 years ago.. then resumed in Texas last December. Five of the Texas murders between Houston and San Antonio. A doctor...here with her husband and
two children.. A minister and his wife. A 73 year old widow. A young school teacher.
And while Resendez-Remirez trail had gone cold at the Mexican border crossing at Del Rio Texas.
The fact that he's apparently back in this country.. has resumed searches in rail yards...
COP: SOMEBODY'S BEEN HIDING BACK IN HERE.
And reignited the fears of thousands who live near railroad lines.
The FBI says that among the many aliases Resendez-Ramirez uses..
a name he favors most.. is "angel" Bob McNamara/CBS News, Dallas.))
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Peacekeeping can be dangerous- Today Two British soldiers and two civilians were killed in Kosovo in an explosion apparently triggered by a land mine.
Meanwhile today the President made a call to the Serbian people.
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((WE WANT SERBIA TO BE PART OF THE NEW EUROPE, BUT SERBIA MUST REJECT THE MURDEROUS RULE OF MR. MILOSEVIC.))
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Four thousand people braved driving rain to hear Bill Clinton speak in Slovenia's capital.
Slovenia was the first republic to break from Milosevic.
Roanoke is paying more than one thousand dollars a day just to keep water flowing into people's homes.
The city is buying one million gallons of water a day from Salem because the levels are so low in Carvins Cove.
Roanoke County is also contributing water to the city.
By August new pipes will carry even more from the county and the town of Vinton -- reducing the load on Carvins Cove by half.
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Roanoke residents are still being asked to save water --
If it doesn't rain heavily within three weeks, the city plans to impose mandatory water limits.
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Should internet retailers pay sales taxes on out-of-state business?
Governer Gilmore is the chairman of a national advisory panel discussing the issue in Williamsburg this week.
One local online merchant says new taxes are a bad idea.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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((John Lawless didn't know exactly what he was getting into when he put his business, Acutab, on the internet three years ago, when people were unsure about using credit cards online.
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((JOHN LAWLESS/ACUTAB PUBLICATIONS; NOW WE DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT, PEOPLE THAT WE'LL NEVER SPEAK TO, THEY'LL ORDER, NOT ONLY THE UNITED STATES BUT ALL OVER THE WORLD. ))
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His website sells musical notation books for popular bluegrass albums along with items like the Stealth Banjo and Sammy Shelor finger picks...
90 percent of Acutab's business comes from out of state... Lawless has a new shipping desk, and has hired his first employee who just finished mailing two orders to France.
He DOESN'T want to hire an accountant to keep track of a new tax.
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((JOHN LAWLESS/ACUTAB PUBLICATIONS; WOULD WE CHARGE EVERYONE VIRGINIA RATES TO PAY THAT ALL TO VIRGINIA? OR WOULD WE C
HARGE THIS GUY IN MINNESOTA RATES AND SEND A CHECK TO MINNESOTA, A CHECK TO WISCONSIN, ANOTHER CHECK TO IOWA? THESE AR
E ALL ISSUES THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE DISCUSSED. ))
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Lawless says many small businesses hang by a thread, the government should be happy his business is creating jobs and growing, and leave it alone.
The governor's Advisory Panel will have to consider the impact of new taxes on a booming industry.
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((NATURALLY, I DON'T THINK THAT TAXES ARE A GOOD POLICY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. BUT THERE ARE STRONG ISSUES THAT HAVE TO BE RESOLVED ON LOCAL REVENUE AND OTHERS AREAS AS WELL, AND WE HAVE SOME TIME TO DO THAT, AND I'M GONNA MAKE SURE THAT ALL VOICES HAVE A FAIR CHANCE TO BE HEARD.))
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A moratorium on internet taxes expires in October of 2001, Eric Earnhart, News 7.))
Construction may be the ultimate solution to safety problems on Interstate 81, but that will take years and billions of dollars to accomplish.
Today, in Abingdon, a task force was also looking for more immediate answers.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is moving forward with projects in heavily travelled routes near Bristol, Wytheville, Roanoke and Winchester... but those improvements are still years away.
The Interstate 81 truck safety task force, created by western Virginia's Congressmen, is now listening to motorists, truckers and others affected by the problem.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D- SIXTH DISTRICT: ABOUT 20 PERCENT OF ALL TRUCKS HAVE SAFETY DEFECTS. THE EXISTING LAWS ARE IN NEED OF BETTER ENFORCEMENT AND BETTER OBSERVANCE. WE'RE ALSO ASKING IF THERE ARE NEW REGULATIONS AT EITHER THE STATE OR FEDERAL LEVEL THAT OUGHT TO BE ADOPTED IN THE EFFORT TO ENHANCE VEHICLE SAFETY.))
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The task force also heard from business representatives who fear the impact of a plan that would widen the buffer zone around I-81 interchanges and restrict access to existing businesses near the Interstate.
Meanwhile Virginia is buidling more roads than ever right now.
The Virginia Department of Trasnprotation has 11-hundred projects in the coming six years.
So today, VDOT officials had to explain to the House Finance Committee why they're in a cash crunch that's delayed 20- percent of the projects.
Lawmakers say they're getting angry calls from citizens.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: THEY JUST DON'T BELIEVE THAT THEY HAVE A VOICE ANYMORE. THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD SUCCEEDED. AND SOME WAY, SOMEHOW, THEIR SUCCESS HAS BEEN SNATCHED AWAY FROM THEM. AND THEY'RE REALLY, THEY'RE JUST, THEY'RE FURIOUS.))
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((JIM ATWELL/VDOT: WE GO THROUGH THIS PROCESS-- WE CHANGE TIMELINES EVERY-- WE HAVE TO BECAUSE OF THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. AND I WOULD ASK YOU AND IMPLORE THIS COMMITTEE NOT TO IMPOSE A REGULATORY PROCESS ON THE DEPARTMENT TO GO THROUGH A PUBLIC HEARING ... HUNDREDS OF CHANGES EVERY YEAR.))
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VDOT points out that lawmakers have diverted 264- million dollars out of the transportation budget over the last decade.
And three mild winters enabled them to build roads year 'round for the past three years... so it's not easy to keep up with the cost.
He was the Town Manager of Glasgow for over 15 years.
Tonight officials and residents in the Rockbridge County community are mourning the death of 48-year-old William Knick the Second.
Knick died unexpectedly this morning in the company of two other town employees.
Glasgow Mayor Sam Blackburn says Knick was a great employee who was very diligent in his work.
No word yet on what caused his death.
Knick is survived by his wife and three children.
He's accused of abducting his girlfriend.
Coming up, an update on the man who led Southwest Virginia police on a chase Friday night.
And are they safe or not?
An independent panel issues a report on silicone breast implants.
The story, still ahead...
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July 12-th is the day Giles County's Commonwealth Attorney must prove to a three judge panel why his license to practice law in Virginia should NOT be revoked or suspended.
For more than a year, the Virginia State Bar has been investigating Garland Spangler's conduct and competence while in office.
Today-- the results of the state bar investigation were filed at the Giles County courthouse.
The investigation centered on six criminal cases where Spangler made questionable decisions.
There were two instances where Spangler allegedly missed the speedy trial deadline.
There were also two instances of failing to notify the court of plans to bring out a suspect's prior record-- to secure a tougher sentence.
There was also one allegation involving conflict of interest.
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The search for a man suspected of abducting his girlfriend ended Saturday evening.
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41-year old Leroy Johnson was taken into custody in Lexington, North Carolina.
Authorities in Carroll County began searching for Johnson Friday afternoon after his girlfriend left a note at an Exxon station in Cana--asking the clerk to call 9-1-1.
Local police searched for the pair overnight and into Saturday morning before Johnson was finally arrested at the woman's home in North Carolina.
No one was seriously injured.
A man from Fancy Gap has been charged with transporting illegal whiskey, after a raid on a car repair shop in Grayson County.
Charles Edward Baldwin was arrested over the weekend, at the D&B Garage in Independence.
Authorities seized about 40 gallons of moonshine, a pistol, a sawed-off shotgun, and a pickup truck.
The bust came after a three-month investigation.
One of the most prestigious scientific bodies in the world has concluded Silicone Breast implants do not cause serious illness.
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The Institute of Medicine reviewed 3-thousand studies-
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((DR. STUART BONDURANT/INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE: WE COULD FIND NO DEFINITIVE EVIDENCE LINKING BREAST IMPLANTS TO CANCERIMMUNOLGIC DISEASE, NUEROLGOCIAL PROBLEMS OR OTHER SYSTEMIC DISEASES.))
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But implants are not without risks.
The panel found they caused frequent complications including rupture and deflation, hardening of the tissue around the implant, disfigurement and a risk for infection.
When News 7 at 11 returns, plans are underway for a statue honoring Roanoke's fallen firefighters.
And it doesn't feel like it's nearly July in the Roanoke Valley, but these women put on the bathing suits and sat poolside anyway.
We'll tell you why, coming up.
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Roanoke City Council is spending 83-thousand-dollars to remember firefighters who have been killed at work.
A new statue will go up at the Transportation Museum --- it shows a firefighter down on one knee with his hat on t
The statue will be larger than life --
A firefighter's widow says it will help bereaved families AND the community.
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((YOU TAKE IT PERSONAL... TIME AND EFFORT BEHIND IT.))
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Six Roanoke firefighters have died on duty since 1911.
City council members are encouraging the police department to build a memorial also.
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The future Miss Virginia is in town this week.
One of these 26 young women will go home with the state title and a chance at Miss America.
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((Big smiles again--right there.))
Contestants say smiling through chattering teeth while in a bathing suit isn't the only hard part.
The women also have to show good communications skills and, there's a new aspect of the competition: showing a passion for a cause--known as their platform.
The contestants will be rehearsing and making appearances around town all week.
The winner will be crowned in the Roanoke Civic Center on Saturday.
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lots of horse power for you tonight, from both the race track adn the horse track
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But first our extra point, which starts on the tennis court. Wimbledon got under way today and the main attraction was of course the top men's seed Pete Sampras, going for his sixth Wimbledon title and record tying 12th grand slam.
The only thing that could stop him...was a pigeon, who decided to steal some of pistol Pete's thunder just before match point. Sampras went on to win over Scott Draper in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, and 6-4.
On the women's side, number one seed martina Hingis won, as did sixth seeded Venus Williams, who beat Miriam Oremans of the Netherlands 6-1, 7-5. Now your digits.
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Game three of the NBA finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the New York Knicks is in the fourth quarter with 9-fifty left in the game. Right now the Knicks are leading 69 to 63. Allen Houston came out smokin for New York registering 13 pointts in the first quarter alone. The Suprs lead the series 2 games to none. Tonights game is in New York.
Well into the finals, David Stern is already looking ahead to next season. The commissioner is proposing an age limit to the league.
The proposal would deter players with at least two years of college eligibility from entering the league. This June, 39 players are leaving their eligibility behind including two highschoolers and nine foreign players under the age of 20. Player's union director Billy Hunter says he is keeping an open mind on the subject. There is no date for a decision.
The Dallas Cowboys have added a former ACC and Wake Forest footall star to their roster.
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Yesterday the Cowboys siigned rookie free agent quarterback Brian Kuklick. Kuklick finished his college career with five thousand, 334 yards passing, 30 touchdowns and 32 interceptions. He averaged just under 244 passing yards a game last season for the demon deacons. The Cowboys open training camp next month in Whichita Falls.
Just eight major league baseball games on the diamond menue last night. Let's start with the Royals and the Blue Jays.
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It would be a rough night for the Jays catcher Daren Fletcher, he gets one mean head ache from a loose bat. He would have to take a few moments and clear the cobb webs. Gruder would continue to play.
But by the middle innings, it was kasas City with the Royal headache as Toronto pounded them for 11 runs. Shawn Gre
en did most of the damage belting two [SUPER=35-Toronto/11/Kansas City/4;]three run dinger in the fifth.
Homer Bush also homered for the jays as they won their seventh game in the last eight, final score; toronto 11, kansas City 4.
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on to Boston where the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers for a third straight time behind the bat of Nomar Garciaparra.
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teammate troy O'Leary was alos sizzilin, he smashed a two run homer and added three runs batted in to his stat sheet as Boston beats Texas by a run.
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At 28 years old the Roanoke Valley Horse Show is one of the oldest sporting events in the valley.
More than a thousand horses will make the Salem Civic Center their home and compete at the highest level for a lot of bucks.
The total amount of cash prizes up for grabs is 250-thousand dollars with a 50-thousand dollar Grand Prix Saturday Night.
Nearly three decades of competition has made the Roanoke Valley Horse Show quite a force on the equestrian scene.
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New to the show this year are Friesian Horses.
They are warmbloods and are marked by their long wavy manes and tails, plus the feathers on their legs.
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You can also expect to see the old standards such as a demonstration by the Mounted Police Wednesday, dressage on Thursday and the Jack Russell Terriers Friday.
still to come tonight, we will take you to a parade, as the city of Dallas honors the new Stanley Cup champion stars,
and a few racing notes that involve dale Earnhardt Junior and Bobby Hillin, stay with us.
The Winston Cup circuit turns it's attention to Sears Point this weekend for the Save Mart/Kragen 350.
Dale Jarrett leads the points race, but Bobby Labonte's victory at Pocono, his second in three weeks, closes DJ's lead to just 89 points.
Meanwhile, the Busch Series drivers head to Watkins Glen this weekend after taking this past Saturday off.
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Dale Earnhardt Junior is leading the Busch Points race after winning two straight, including a win at Souht Boston in which he won the pole and then took the checkered flag. One other Busch note. Bobby Hillin and team Rensi Motorsports have made an aggreement for the Lysol 200 at the Glen that could result in the first African American driver to start a Busch race in the series 17 year history. Bill Lester will drive Hillins number 8 Chevrolet, the 17th of 32 Busch races.
The defending world champion Dallas Stars gave their fans a chance to see the Stanley Cup up close yesterday, in a parade honoring the team.
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The city streets were filled with thousands of spectators. The parade, which began at City Hall and headed down to Reunion Arena for a party, involved thousands of fans and bands. Fans came out in their true colors to support their newly crowned champs. One of the first floats contained the Dallas coaching staff and the players would follow. Darian hatcher was one of many Stars who held up the cup for fans to see. The Stars captured the NHL title with a triple overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres Sunday.
Loula Rice is used to seeing unusual things on her Missouri farm, but today she got a surprise.
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Rice's cat Stoney gave birth to kittens... in a bird house.
Rice says she will let the new arrivals stay there until they are strong enough to move into the barn with their mother.