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[7-11Celanese]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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One-thousand Celco employees are voting on a new contract today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Narrows/June;]


Celanese union members overwhelmingly rejected the company's last offer in June.
But last month, union and company negotiators reached a tentative 3-year agreement.
The unionized workers began voting on the new contract yesterday.
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[7-11Tailgater-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The family of a woman killed on Interstate 81 is looking for a man they think is responsible for her death. 19 year old Amy Whisler was killed last month when her car flipped over on I-81. Now her family is looking for the man they believe was tailgating which caused her to change lanes, hit a tractor trailer, and flip the car into the median, landing in north bound traffic.
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What upsets the Whisler's are witness reports of the man getting out of his car, looking at the accident and then leaving the scene.
[SUPER=03-Troutville]


So far a few witnesses have come forward to help police make a composite sketch of the man responsible, but the family believes someone knows more.
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((DON WHISLER/VICTIM'S FATHER: THAT DAY ON THE 21ST THERE WERE MORE CARS OUT ON THAT INTERSTATE THEN 2 OR 3 WITNESSES AND THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE OUT THERE AND THEY NEED TO COME FORWARD AND TELL TROOPER RASNICK.))
[SOT 5:01:35]

((TERESA WHISLER/VICTIM'S STEPMOTHER: WE HAVE TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR ACTIONS DOESN'T HE ISN'T THAT FAIR.))
[SUPER=01-Don Whisler/Victim's Father]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Whisler/Victim's Stepmother;Quick!]
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[OUTQ=isn't that fair]
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The Whisler's say they don't intend to press any charges if the man responsible does come forward, they just want an apology.
Police have completed a composite sketch that will be released tomorrow morning.

[7-11Young]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[GRAPHIC=Rickey Young]

A Martinsville attorney is now facing charges of tax evasion.
The government claims Rickey Young failed to file a tax return for five years in the mid-90's.
The 48-year old lawyer is also charged with understating the purchase of used cars to avoid paying sales tax.
In 1995, Young bought a Jaguar, a Porsche and two Mercedes Benz, claiming to have paid two thousand dollars or less for each.
[SS=Fred Pledge]


Young represents Roanoke Police Officer Fred Pledge.
Though yesterday's indictment comes just three weeks after Pledge was indicted for racketeering, Prosecutor Rick Mountcastle says there's no relationship between the two cases.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Shifting our attention now to weather--
We're looking forward to partly sunny skies today with highs in the 80s...
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[45-Danville-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kor]
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A woman is in stable condition this morning at Danville regional medical center after she was stabbed last night.
Authorities say Beverly Jefferies of Danville was stabbed in both upper arms and the middle of her back. Jefferies also suffered a wound to the right side of her head. It happened on the 900 block of Keister Street around 10:40.
Authorities have charged 37 year old Jeffery Davis of Danville with aggravated malicious wounding.

[45-11Floyd-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC1:53:46]
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A Floyd County sheriff's deputy is in critical condition this morning following a head on collision this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co./Wednesday;]


45-year-old deputy Roger Dickerson suffered internal injuries and broken bones in the accident on Ridgeview Road.


State police say another motorist: 41-year-old Becky Gillespie crossed the center line and struck his car head-on.
Gillespie died at the scene.
State police still don't know how she ended up on the other side of the road.
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[45-11Underwood]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC1:56:38]
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The case of a former Miami Dolphin charged with speeding on Interstate 81 went before a Botetourt County judge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Dimitrius Underwood said he was going 95 miles an hour to start training camp with the Dallas Cowboys. He appealed his sentence yesterday without showing up. A judge tripled his original fine to one thousand dollars but agreed to give his license back in six months instead of a year.
Underwood is known for quitting the Minnesota Vikings a couple years back -- saying he wanted to be a minister.
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[SOT 13:25:38]
[IN Q=When the commonwealth]

((JONATHAN ROGERS/DEFENSE ATTY: WHEN THE COMMONWEALTH WAS SUGGESTING HE WAS A MAN WITH GREAT WEALTH, I WANTED TO POINT
OUT TO THE COURT HE HAD FORFEITED HIS SIGNING BONUS BECAUSE HE HAD LEFT THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS TRAINING CAMP LAST YEAR A

ND HE WOULDN'T REALLY BE RECEIVING MUCH OF A SALARY UNLESS HE MAKES THE TEAM WHICH WE EXPECT HIM TO BUT THERE'S STILL UNCERTAINTY ABOUT THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Rogers/Defense Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=about that]
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[VO-NAT]

Underwood has a disorder known as bipolar disease. He previously tried to commit suicide then escaped from a mental clinic after signing himself in.
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[45-11Pulaski-High]


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[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC40:00]
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An explosion last month will not delay regular classes at Pulaski County High School.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/July 31;]


The school's mechanical room was destroyed by a natural gas explosion.
The blast took out the electricity, water, air conditioning and gas.
But the room is being quickly rebuilt.
School officials expect to have water and gas restored before classes start August 23rd.
They'll have fresh air blown through the air ducts until the air conditioning can be repaired.
In the meantime, classes will be dismissed at 1:30.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Let's take a break from the news to check the Friday forecast...
We'll enjoy plenty of sunshine today and milder temperatures in the 80s...
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[8-Danville-2]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Police say Beverly Jeffries of Danville is in stable condition after she was stabbed last night.
She has wounds to her head, upper arms, and back.
Authorities have charged 37 year old Jeffery Davis of Danville with aggravated malicious wounding.

[8-11D'ville-SCLC]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM cutins]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC09:40]
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The Danville Police department is under fire from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for alleged racial bias.
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[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The S-C-L-C claims Danville police officers arrest people based on race.
At a press conference yesterday, the organization focused on one family.
Sandra McCain, who is black, owns a daycare.
She says a parent attacked her
When she called 911 police arrested her instead of the parent, who is white.
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[SOT 6:09:14]
[IN Q=It's degrading]

((SANDRA MCCAIN: IT'S DEGRADING. I CALLED FOR HELP AND I WAS ATTACKED. IT HURTS A LOT.))
[SOT 49:38]

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: MRS. MCCAIN AND HER DAUGHTER BEHAVING TOWARD THE POLICE OFFICER RESULTED IN THE ARREST. IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MS. DIX AND MS. MCCAIN HOWEVER.))
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[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :09]
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[OUT Q=Ms. McCain however.]
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Police Chief Neal Morris says McCain assaulted and swore at an officer. He also says there is absolutely no racial profiling practiced within his department.
The S-C-L-C says it will continue to gather complaints.
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[8-11Medical-Record]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC05:34]
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Your medical records could be as close as your mouse pad--
Carilion Family Medicine in Christiansburg is offering that access to its patients, as part of a pilot program.

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[VO-NAT]


The program is called About My Health.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


And patients can access their medical history by entering their name and pin number at the program's website.
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[SOT5:29:45]
[IN Q=It's a website that contains]

((DR. BRENT LAMBERT/CARILION FAMILY MEDICINE:IT'S A WEBSITE THAT CONTAINS SOME, ACTUALLY MUCH OF THEIR MEDICAL RECORD THAT WE MAINTAIN AS WE SEE THE PATIENT, IT INCLUDES THEIR PROBLEM LIST, THEIR MEDICATION LIST AND THEIR PAST MEDICAL HISTORY))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Brent Lambert/Carilion Family Medicine]
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[OUT Q=medical history]
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[VO-NAT]


The patient can also communicate with their doctor through the website to set an appointment, get a prescription refilled, or just ask a question.
The information on-line is updated every 24 hours.
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[SOT5:41:36]
[IN Q=I agree that this can be]

((DR. BRENT LAMBERT:I AGREE THAT THIS CAN BE A PRIVACY ISSUE, AND WE'VE TRIED TO EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO MAKE THIS IS A SECURE AS POSSIBLE))
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[OUT Q=as possible.]
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[VO-NAT]


Dr. Lambert say Carilion will most likely make the program available to all its patients in the near future.
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[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Before we wrap up this morning...
Partly sunny with highs of 80 to 85...
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