!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/loose.dtd"> WDBJ 7 morning news for 08/11/00


[Danville-Stabbing]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



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 at 906 Keister Street around 10:40.
Authorities have charged 37 year old Jeffery Davis of Danville with aggravated malicious wounding.

[11Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC45:34]
[GRAPHIC=Celanese Contract Vote]


One-thousand Celco employees will continue to cast their votes 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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[11Tailgater-Search]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-27]
[GRAPHIC=accident Investigation]

19 year old Amy Whisler was killed last month when her car flipped over on interstate 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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[VO-NAT]


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.
(///////sot/////////)
[SOT 4:56:05]
[INQ=that day]

((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!]
[RUNS=25]
[OUTQ=isn't that fair]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


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 this morning.

[Chopper-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The search continues for two missing Navy crew members whose helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Mexico.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Corpus Christi, TX;]


With six passengers on board, the military chopper crashed yesterday about 17 miles off Corpus Christi, Texas.
Two crew members were killed in the accident, and two others were injured.
The search area includes a 28- square- mile stretch of the Gulf waters.
Apparently, the crew had reported mechanical problems before the crash.
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[11Young]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Rickey Young]


A Martinsville Attorney has been indicted for 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.

[11Broughman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC1:07:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A man who killed his brother offered to go to jail even before he was convicted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Roger Broughman spent four days before a jury but the jury could not decide whether he was guilty of murder. So rather than go through it again -- Broughman pled guilty to manslaughter and took a six month jail sentence. Firearms charges were dropped against him as part of the plea agreement. Broughman killed his brother Rocky, who murdered their father 20 years ago.
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[Concorde]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


French investigators are now saying that it might not have been equipment failure that led to the fatal Concorde crash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-July 25, 2000;]


Authorities are instead focusing on a stray metal piece that was found on the edge of the runway, near where the jet took off.
Investigators believe the metal piece cut a tire on the plane. The new theory suggests the piece caused the tire to break, sending wheel fragments into several of the plane's fuel tanks, triggering the deadly fire.
But officials say the theory still has to be proven.
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[11D'ville-SCLC]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC09:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is accusing The Danville Police department of racial profiling.
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[VO-NAT]
[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.
(/////SOT/////)
[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.))
[SUPER=07-Sandra McCain; :00]
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :09]
[RUNS=:29]
[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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[11Medical-Record]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC05:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some New River Valley patients can now access their medical records on-line.
It's an option Carilion Family Medicine in Christiansburg is offering 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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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]
[RUNS=15]
[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))
[RUNS=08]
[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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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In other medical news, facial creams used to make your skin look younger may have the opposite effect.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM ARE YOU USING CREAMS THAT PROMISE TO REJUVENATE YOUR SKIN AND MAKE YOU LOOK YEARS YOUNGER?- BE CAREFUL. THEY MAY ACTUALLY CAUSE THE SKIN TO AGE MORE RAPIDLY. WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE ARE THE ALPHA HYDROXY ACID CREAMS- BETTER KNOWN AS THE FRUIT ACID CREAMS- FRUIT PEELS -OR ACID PEELS. .THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO MAKE YOUR SKIN LOOK YOUNGER BY PEELING OFF THE OUTER LAYERS - SMOOTH OUT THIN LINES AND WRINKLES. BUT THIS WEEK THE EUROPEAN EQUIVALENT OF THE FDA RELEASED STUDIES SHOWING THESE CREAMS INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SKIN CELLS THAT ARE DAMAGED AND STIMULATE BURNING OF THE SKIN.

VT=VO

GO IN FOR HEART SURGERY- AND COME OUT GETTING ACUPUNTURED. A STUDY AT CEDARS MT SINAI IN LA SHOWS ACCUPUNCTURE AFTER A HEART BYPASS RELIEVES PAIN, IMPROVES SLEEP, AND SPEEDS RECOVERY. 95 % OF PATIENTS WHO HAD ACUPUNCTURE SAID THEY ARE NOW BELIEVERS IN THE POWERS OF THOSE THIN NEEDLES- WHICH MAY HELP BY RELEASING ENDORPHINS- THE BODY'S NATURAL PAIN RELIEVERS.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- WHICH ONE OF THESE THREE ACTIVITIES IS THE MOST HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEART- JOGGING SWIMMING OR GOLF? THE ANSWER : GOLF. ACCORDING TO A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE- - THE LARGEST NUMBER OF PEOPLE DIED DURING OR RIGHT AFTER A ROUND OF GOLF- COMPARED TO THE OTHER ACTIVITIES- AND GOLFERS IN GENERAL ARE MORE LIKELY TO DIE OF HEART DISEASE AT AN EARLY AGE THAN PEOPLE IN THE GENERAL POPULATION NOW HITTING THE LINKS IS SUPPOSED TO BE NICE RELAXING WAY TO SPEND A DAY- BUT ITS NOT GOOD FOR YOUR HEART IF YOU SPEND IT THROWING YOUR CLUBS.
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


It's voting day for a thousand Celco employees.
Celanese union members overwhelmingly rejected the company's last offer in June.
The unionized workers began voting on the new contract yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Classes at Pulaski County High School will begin on schedule despite an explosion last month.
The blast took out the electricity, water, air conditioning and gas.
School officials expect to have water and gas restored before classes start August 23rd.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And will Carmike Cinemas fade to black?
The company has filed for bankruptcy.
Carmike has seven theaters in Central and Southwest Virginia.
No word yet on the future of those theaters.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, August 11th.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Danville-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



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 at 906 Keister Street around 10:40.
Authorities have charged 37 year old Jeffery Davis of Danville with aggravated malicious wounding.

[2-11Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC45:34]
[GRAPHIC=Celanese Contract Vote]


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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[11Pulaski-High]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC40:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Classes at Pulaski County High School will begin on schedule despite an explosion last month.
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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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[Reform-Party]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Reform Party 2000]


Division, and at times, disorganization on the first day of the Reform Party convention in California.
Political battle lines are drawn, and the party has split into two factions.
Teri Okita reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Long Beach, CA; :00]
[SUPER=201-Pat Buchanan/Reform Party Candidate; :11]
[SUPER=201-John Hagelin/Reform Party Candidate; :40]
[SUPER=201-Michael Howard/Reform Party Member; 1:06]
[SUPER=201-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Teri Okita, CBS News, Long Beach.]

((
PKG:

(LOCATOR: LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA)


TRACK: CONSERVATIVE COMMENTATOR PAT BUCHANAN --IT SEEMS IS-- THE REFORM PARTY FAVORITE. THE 61-YEAR-OLD CLAIMS HE ALREADY HAS ENOUGH VOTES TO CAPTURE THE NOMINATION. (:08)

(Super: Pat Buchanan/Reform Party Candidate)
SOT: We have won this fair and square. Now, give Americans the choice

TRACK: BUT UNLIKE OTHER CONVENTIONS THAT OOZE OF PARTY UNITY, THIS ONE HAS BEEN FILLED WITH CHAOS AND DISSENTION.

(NATSD: HAGELIN SUPPORTERS)


TRACK: A SPLINTER GROUP THAT INCLUDES SOME LOYALISTS TO PARTY FOUNDER ROSS PEROT IS BACKING CANDIDATE JOHN HAGELIN. THE 46-YEAR-OLD PHYSICIST FEELS CONFIDENT ALL PARTY MEMBERS WILL SOON RALLY AROUND HIM.

(Super: John Hagelin/Reform Party Candidate)
SOT: Now, Ive done this before. I have built third parties and

political movements in the past. The switch right now is ripe for a rapid expansion of this party.
TRACK: HAGELIN BACKERS SAY BUCHANAN HAS USED ILLEGAL TACTICS TO GAIN SUPPORT AND VOWED TO START THEIR OWN CONVENTION ACROSS THE STREET.

(SOME NATSD BREAK)


TRACK: SOME INDEPENDENTS IN THE CROWD HAVE YET TO COMMIT TO A CANDIDATE, BUT ENJOY WATCHING THE TWO SIDES DUKE IT OUT -- AMUSED THAT ITS NOT POLITICS AS USUAL.

(Super: Michael Howard/Reform Party Member)
SOT: I love it because its not that scripted convention and a

convention is, it used to be, you got together, the good old-fashioned way, and you fought it out.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: PARTY CONTROL AND 12-AND-A-HALF MILLION DOLLARS IN FEDERAL CAMPAIGN FUNDS ARE UP FOR GRABS HERE. DELAYS AND DISSENTION ASIDE, THE OFFICIAL REFORM PARTY VOTE IS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, LONG BEACH.

))[Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton]


Another "mea culpa" from President Clinton yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Barrington, IL;]


The President bared his soul during an appearance before thousands of evangelical ministers in Illinois.
He told them he feels grateful to have gained some measure of forgiveness from Americans for his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
Mr. Clinton says he's still working on repairing his marriage and the relationship with his daughter.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:00:47]
[IN Q=I'm in the]

(( I'M NOW IN THE SECOND YEAR OF A PROCESS OF TRYING TO TOTALLY REBUILD MY LIFE AFTER A TERRIBLE MISTAKE I MADE. ))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=MISTAKE I MADE.]
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[Anchor=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]


Many people left the auditorium, reportedly saying Clinton deserves forgiveness for his mistakes.

[11Underwood]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC1:56:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The case of a former Miami Dolphins teammate 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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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;]
[RUNS=:19]
[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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[Danville-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



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 at 906 Keister Street around 10:40.
Authorities have charged 37 year old Jeffery Davis of Danville with aggravated malicious wounding.

[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Wildfires]


There's no sign of relief from the Western wildfires.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Missoula, MT;]


Now nearly 850- thousand acres are casualties of the blazes.
This 74- hundred- acre fire is now the nation's top firefighting priority.
Portions of the Blodgett Trailhead blaze continue burning, despite the absence of gusty winds.
Several structures on the property are destroyed.
Nearly 600 homes are still evacuated.
Meanwhile, a utility official says another of the Montana wildfires is threatening the power grid for the entire Pacific Northwest.
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[11Floyd-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC1:53:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Floyd County Sheriff's deputy injured in a head on collision is in critical condition this morning.
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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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[11Carmike]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC53:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Carmike Cinemas has filed for bankruptcy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Carmike has 85 screens in Virginia and seven theaters in Central and Southwest Virginia. No word yet on the future for those theaters.
Managers say its business as usual, but the company IS going through some major reorganization.
Analysts blame the bankruptcy on construction of too many giant theaters, and the company's failure to close older, less profitabale ones.
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[11Tobio]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-26 TC57:15]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


Politicians and farmers deciding how to spend Virginia's tobacco settlement money have made an investment for the future.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/April 14]


They loaned a company called Tobio (ta-BYE-oh) two million dollars yesterday.
The company will shred tobacco leaves and process the sap to make life-saving drugs as part of a partnership with a company started by scientists as Virginia Tech.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Theoretically]
[sot 14:02:43]

((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX: THEORETICALLY AND PRACTICALLY...COMMITTED TO SOUTHSIDE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. THAT IS A SIGNIFICANT PIECE.))
[sot 14:52:27]

((DAN ANDERSON/HALIFAX CO. FARMER: THE TOBACCO GROWING REGIONS HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED...STAY IN RURAL AREAS.))
[SUPER=@Bennett; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Anderson/Halifax Co. Farmer; :19]
[RUNS=:36]
[OUT Q=rural areas.]
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[VO-NAT]


By the year 20-15, (Ta-by-oh) Tobio says Virginia farmers may NOT be able to grow enough of the golden leaf to meet their needs.
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[TALENT=Shannon]
[SS=None]


Tobio had been seeking eight million dollars.
The two million dollar loan will keep the company afloat for now.
[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


One-thousand Celco employees will continue to cast their votes on a new contract today.
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.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Classes at Pulaski County High School will begin on schedule even after an explosion last month.
The school's mechanical room was destroyed by a natural gas explosion.
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.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Some New River Valley patients can now access their medical records on-line.
It's an option Carilion Family Medicine in Christiansburg is now offering to its patients, as part of a pilot program called About My Health. Dr. Brent Lambert says Carilion will most likely make the program available to all its patients in the near future.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
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(Shannon ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If you're a]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=news 7 at 6]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
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