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On NEWS 7 at SIX, tracking down pedophiles on line... a case in point and a trip to D-C to showcase the results.
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And figure skater Oksana Baiul is making a come- back, training in VIRGINIA. The Olympic gold medalist talks with Ellen Qualls tonight about problems past and a promising future.
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Tonight on News 7 sports, former UVa star Othell Wilson faces a handful charges including kidnapping and rape tonight.
We'll continue our week-long Tech-UVa preview.
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Plus, Ray Evernham officially quits Jeff Gordon's race team - effective immediately.
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Big time rain in Lynchburg today and the threat of strong winds tomorrow. Weather forecast details ahead. [open]
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((AND IF HE'S CAUGHT AGAIN, THIS TIME HE'S GOT A CRIMINAL RECORD IN BEDFORD COUNTY, IF HE HAPPENS TO DO IT IN BEDFORD COUNTY AGAIN, WE'RE GOING TO BURY HIM.))
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A would- be pedophile will serve jail time for using the Internet to solicit a 13- year- old boy for sex in Bedford County.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Hargon]


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Law enforcement authorities call a person like Edward Earl Hargon (HAR-gon) a hunter who preys on juvenile boys through the Internet.
Hargon was arrested last spring when he showed up in Bedford County for what he thought would be a sexual rendezvous with a 13- year- old boy..
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Steve Smallshaw has more on his case..
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Keith, that 13- year- old boy was actually an undercover deputy with the Bedford County sheriff's department..
There was NEVER any juvenile, but that made no legal difference for Edward Hargon.
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(( Edward Earl Hargon was a high school graduate.. a Marine who served his country in the Gulf War and was pursuing a college education at J-M-U.
Hargon had no criminal record... but he did have a computer AND, police say, an affinity for young boys he'd meet in Internet chat rooms.
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((DIRK PADGETT/BEDFORD CO. PROSECUTOR: LIKE I SAID BEFORE, THIS MAN'S A PREDATOR. HE'LL START GROOMING THAT PERSON, HE'LL START MAKING SEXUAL SUGGESTIONS TO HIM AND PRETTY SOON HE'LL BRING HIM ALONG TO A POINT WHERE `HEY, WHY DON'T WE GET TOGETHER?'))
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When Hargon came to Bedford last April, he was greeted by members of the Blue Ridge Thunder task force.. sheriff Mike Brown's team of Internet investigators whose specialty is identifying pedophiles on-line.
Hargon pleaded guilty to charges of transmitting pornography and attempted indecent liberties with a minor.. and was given a ten year prison term, with nine years suspended.
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((PADGETT: HE BENEFITED THIS TIME FROM A LACK OF A CRIMINAL RECORD. NOW HE'S GOT FOUR FELONIES ON HIS RECORD AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR HIM, AND HE LIKES TO HUNT FOR CHILDREN, I'M GOING TO BE HUNTING FOR MR. HARGON FROM NOW ON.))
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Even though Hargon will spend less than a year in jail, Dirk Padgett says he's satisfied with the sentence.
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Part of the problem judges face, Keith, is that Internet crimes like this are fairly new and there are no hard and fast guidelines yet for sentencing.

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Putting some teeth into the Internet laws and their punishments is the idea behind sheriff Mike Brown's appearance before Congress tomorrow.
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Brown and members of his Blue Ridge Thunder team will testify before the Congressional Internet caucus about the problems of child pornography on- line.
The briefing will also include a live demonstration where investigators will try to connect with a pedophile in an Internet chat room.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: WE HOPE THAT THE SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN WHO ARE ATTENDING THIS BRIEFING WILL GO AWAY AS INCENSED AS WE CERTAINLY ARE BY BEING IN THIS AREA AND LOOKING AT THIS STUFF EVERY DAY. WE JUST HOPE THEY'RE GOING TO GET A REAL GOOD IDEA OF WHAT'S OUT THERE, HOW BAD IT IS, HOW DEEP IT IS, HOW WIDE IT IS AND IT'S GETTING WORSE.))
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Brown says more departments could be tackling Internet crime if the funding was available.
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The Regimental Commander drummed out at V-M-I last Spring for making passes at female cadets had been drinking.


That's one detail Judge Jackson Kiser agreed to release this week in response to media requests for the Institute's full report to the court.
The report offers no names but indicates First Captain Jerry Webb used messengers to summon female cadets to his room in barracks on a number of occasions and that the women smelled alcohol on his breath.
Webb admitted being under the influence, the report says. He was dismissed from V-M-I the same day.


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A Martinsville cable talk show host has found himself the talk of the town .... ever since he was charged with defrauding the city of more than 5-hundred-50 dollars in welfare money.
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Cable Six talk show host Bob Sharp says he's innocent and is being unfairly singled out for "selective prosecution" by Commonwealth's Attorney Joan Ziglar.
Ziglar tried to convince the judge to move Sharp's trial out of Martinsville... saying that Cable 6 overpublicized the case and slandered HER on the air.
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The judge said he would rule on the motion to move the trial after a hearing next week.

For now, the case is set to be tried in Martinsville in December.[Interstate-Accident]


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It took nearly four hours to clear the debris following a messy accident on Interstate 81 earlier today.
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The crash happened around one- thirty, near Wytheville.
The driver was pulling a trailer carrying approximately 20- tons of sheet metal that spilled onto the interstate-- when he apparently lost control, struck a rock and jackknifed.
Traffic was backed up for miles as cleanup crews picked up the debris.
The accident also left a hole in the pavement-- which had to be patched.
No one was seriously injured.
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On Interstate 81, all southbound lanes are open once again near Buchanan, in Botetourt County.
One lane was shut down most of the day after a tractor-trailer accident this morning.
The truck was loaded with mufflers, when it apparently ran off the rain-slicked road and overturned.
Cleanup crews needed several hours to clean up the mess.
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Paying your taxes could soon be a lot easier. Still ahead on News 7, local governments prepare to let you pay on-line.
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((I'M BASICALLY TAKING COMPLETELY NEW FRESH START.))
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And look who's training in Virginia. Oksana Baiul, an Olympic skater working for a second chance.
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Paying your state and local taxes may soon be easier... IF you're online.
That's one of the messages at a conference in Lexington.
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Eric Earnhart is in the Newsroom with more.
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Keith, last year the governor created the Council on Technology Services, and asked it to create a system where all the information and services in the Commonwealth are available to citizens through the web.
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This week the council is holding its first-ever symposium on information technology at VMI. It's designed to help various local and state agencies in the commonwealth work together as the put information on the web.
The dream of Technology Secretary Donald Upson, is a government web site each citizen can customize to their individual needs.
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((DONALD UPSON/SECRETARY OF TECHNOLOGY; WHERE YOU CAN COLLECT INFORMATION ON YOUR TAXES, PAY YOUR TAXES, RENEW YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE, BOATING LICENSE, FISHING LICENSE, REGISTER YOUR CAR, A LOT OF THAT'S HAPPENING HERE RIGHT NOW))
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The pieces of that puzzle are coming to together, as different localities share their web success stories.
At one seminar, Virginia Beach officials told of putting the city library card catalogue on the web. It's now getting more use than the actual card catalog at the library itself.
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((DAVID SULLIVAN/VA BEACH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; I THINK CITIZENS TODAY EXPECT THEIR GOVERNMENT TO BE ABLE TO INTERACT WITH THEM THE SAME WAY PRIVATE COMPANIES DO AND PEOPLE ARE GETTING MUCH MORE INTO BEING COMFORTABLE WITH THE WEB ENVIRONMENT AND TODAY THEY EXPECT THEIR GOVERNMENT TO BE THERE AS WELL))
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Danville's struggling tobacco-leaf dealer says next year should be a good one.
This, after Dimon reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.
Net income was four-point-six million dollars, or 10 cents a share.
The company says those numbers mean things are looking up for next year.
Executives expect to turn a profit in fiscal year 2000.
In 1999 ... Dimon lost a total of nearly 20-million dollars.

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Stocks slipped late in the day to close mostly lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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There's a new police chief in Martinsville.
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Captain Mike Rogers will take over the job Thursday from retiring police chief David Edwards.
Rogers is a 20-year member of the Martinsville police.
He was chosen over 18 other candidates for the job.
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((CAPT. MIKE ROGERS/NEW MARTINSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: I'VE ALWAYS ENJOYED WORKING HERE AND THE PEOPLE OF THIS FINE CITY AND I HOPE TO CONTINUE OUR TRADITION OF COMMUNITY-ORIENTED POLICING, PUBLIC SERVICE AND, OF COURSE, CUSTOMER SERVICE.))


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And helping him in that community policing effort is the new mobile police precinct.
It cost 108-thousand dollars and is fully equipped to go from neighborhood to neighborhood as a mini police precinct.
Rogers will be sworn in as Chief tomorrow.
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One newspaper called her "the pixie darling" that made the whole Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan story "a cartoonish sideshow" at the 1994 Winter Olympics.
Just a year ago, gold medalist Oksana Baiul spent three months in alcohol rehab and told Oprah she'd contemplated suicide.
Today, she's back on the ice... and training in Richmond, Virginia.
Ellen Qualls has her story.
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(( Oksana Baiul's found perspective.
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((OKSANA BAIUL: WHEN I MOVED HERE I WAS 15 AND THERE WAS A LOT OF NEW THINGS I'VE LEARNED. SO BASICALLY -- AND I WENT TO REHAB. AND IT'S JUST THAT I HAD A FULL LIFE WITH ALL OF THE UPS AND DOWNS.))
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The ups were the highest of highs though.
An Olympic gold medal at age 16-- and an electricity that charmed the skating world.
Oksana at 21 doesn't mind looking back at the 16 year old persona.
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((OKSANA BAIUL: I LIKE IT. I LOVE IT. IT WAS CUTE.))
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But cute is gone... and sophisticated and emotional skating is in.
She's back with coach Valentyn Nikolayev.
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((OKSANA BAIUL: ACTUALLY HE WAS THE FIRST COACH WHO MADE OKSANA.))
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Nikolayev says Richmond is good for Oksana-- a stable and supportive place to learn.
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((OKSANA BAIUL: I FEEL GOOD. I FEEL REALLY GOOD. I FEEL HAPPY BECAUSE I HAVE PEOPLE WHO I CAN PERFORM FOR. YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?))
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((AMANDA BIRD: I THINK SHE'S JUST AMAZING...A DAY.))
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What's the biggest change for a pro skater at age 21?
Her fashion designer had the answer.
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((OKSANA BAIUL: YOU HAVE TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE MATURE AND SOPHISTICATED. AND I THINK YOUR SKIRTS HAVE TO BE A LITTLE BIT LONGER. hahaha!))
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Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports, former UVa star hoopster Othell Wilson is some serious trouble.
Ray Evernham quits the Gordon team immediately.
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And the memory of this TD from last year's UVa-Tech game is fresh in the minds of more folks than just the players who made it happen. Steve Mason has tonight's Tech-UVa installment in just a moment.
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Longtime followers of college basketball in the Commonwealth no doubt remember former UVa hoop star Othell Wilson.
He was a basketball player with a football player's body and mentality.
Tonight he is a basketball coach in jail.
Wilson, who is now the coach at St. Mary's College in Maryland is charged with first degree rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment, first and second degree assault and a first degree sex-offense.
The alleged attack took place Sunday at Wilson's residence in Maryland. Tonight he is in jail without bond, and he has been placed on administrative leave by St. Mary's College.

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Last night we were debating whether or not Jeff Gordon's crew chief Ray Evernham would be in Martinsville this week.
This afternoon we got our answer.
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Evernham officially quit the team today. His resignation is effective immediately.
That means the man who helped Gordon win 47 races will no longer have any role with the Rainbow Warriors.
Stepping up to take over the crew chief duties for the team is 35 year old Brian Whitesell - a native of nearby Stuarts Draft up in Augusta County.
Whitesell also is a 1987 Virginia Tech graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering.
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And don't forget folks that this Saturday night at seven right here on the Big 7, we will have another of our NASCAR 99 half hour specials - a preview of this Sunday's NAPA auto Care 500.
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Seventh ranked Virginia Tech faces it's first road test of the season Saturday against 245h ranked Virginia.
And while it has been 11 months since last years 36-32 UVa come from behind win, Steve Mason says whether it has been forgotten or not depends on who you talk to.
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The Hokies also have big plans for the future. By the start of next season a Jumbotron will be installed high above the endzone opposite the scoreboard.
Plus, in the coming days the school's internet site Hokie sports dot com will be getting a major facelift.
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Already this season Tech has offered LIVE webcasts of home games with stats that are updated to the minute and constantly changing shots of the game from a camera above the field.
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Former Texas Governor Ann Richards will be the keynote speaker tonight, at a fundraiser for Southwest Virginia Democrats.
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Kate Weidaw is live outside Jefferson Center where the event is taking place.
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Democratic supporters will be paying 50 dollars each this evening to attend the benefit.
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Keynote speaker Ann Richards is not only well known for being Texas's Governor from 1991 to 1995 but also for her comment about George Bush in 1988. That's when she said Bush was born with a silver foot in his mouth, for going back on his promise not to raise taxes.
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