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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones.
Clouds move back in as the weekend approaches.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your Friday forecast coming up in just a bit.




[7-AM-Goodyear]


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A three year contract proposal will be voted on today by Goodyear workers in Danville.
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They're the last of the 14 union locals to vote on the proposal. The Steelworkers Union expects to have a final count over the weekend and probably release the results on Monday. Workers at the Danville plant know their votes can make a difference. Six years ago, their local cast the deciding vote in favor of a new contract. Members can vote until 8-30 tonight at the Local 831 union hall in Pelham, North Carolina.
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[7-11Childress]


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26 year old Jason Childress, who was injured in a July car crash, has been removed from a ventilator.
The Appomattox man has been at the center of a legal battle over whether to keep him on life-support.
Yesterday, the University of Virginia Medical Center removed it after his court-appointed guardian determined he would not want to continue living on life support.
Childress' mother, sister and fiancee supported removing the ventilator. His father and stepmother did NOT.
Since Childress had no spouse or adult children, left no written instructions and his parents could not agree, a judge appointed a guardian to make the decision.

[7-6-Knox]


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A pain specialist from North Carolina has testified for the government in the criminal case against Doctor Cecil Knox.
Yesterday, Doctor Richard Lee Rauck took issue with the combination and high dosage of narcotics Doctor Knox prescribed for some of his patients.
According to medical charts, some patients were on morphine, methadone and OxyContin - -all at the same time.
The chart indicates Knox prescribed a total of eight drugs for one patient, including Valium.

[7-11Fallen-Firefighters]


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Tributes to the heroes of 9-11 continued last night here in Southwest Virginia.
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More than one hundred people came out yesterday evening for a service at the fallen firefighters memorial in front of the Transportation museum.
It was a chance to remember the six Roanoke firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty as well as the 343 firefighters who died in the World Trade Center.
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((BEV FITZPATRICK/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: THEY NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY MIGHT FIND AT THE FIRE SCENE BUT THEY GO IN GREAT SAFE HASTE TO SERVE AND PROTECT.)) ((NAT BELL RING))
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Last night's ceremony included the ringing of the bells, a candle light tribute, and the singing of several patriotic songs.
Those who attended were encouraged to bring flowers and lay them on the memorial.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones.
You may need an umbrella this weekend as a chance of showers increase.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your weekend forecast after the news.[55-AM-Goodyear]


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Goodyear workers in Danville will vote on a proposed three-year contract today.
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They're the last of the 14 union locals to vote on the proposal. The Steelworkers Union expects to have a final count over the weekend and probably release the results on Monday. Workers at the Danville plant know their votes can make a difference. Six years ago, their local cast the deciding vote in favor of a new contract. Members can vote until 8-30 tonight at the Local 831 union hall in Pelham, North Carolina.
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[55-11Dixon]


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Another man is headed to prison for his role in a decade-old double murder in Halifax County.
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A jury found Dexter Lamont Dixon of South Boston guilty yesterday.
He'll spend 73 years in prison for first-degree murder and other convictions.
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In December of 1993, two men were shot to death inside their car at the Riverdale Amoco in Halifax County.
Two other Halifax County men pleaded guilty to roles in the murders.
Verlie Marion Word received two life sentences plus ten years.
Louis Jordan Powell is still awaiting sentencing.
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[55-2-11Methadone-Clinic]


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Some Roanoke County residents are raising concerns about plans to bring a methadone clinic to the area.
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The drug rehabilitation facility would be located on property at the intersection of Ogden Road and Colonial Avenue.
Life Center of Galax says the clinic is needed to serve its patients who live in the Roanoke and the New River Valleys.
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((THESE FOLKS HAVE TO COME IN BEFORE THEY GO TO WORK IN THE MORNING AND THEN TRAVEL BACK, SO THAT'S A HARDSHIP FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT THERE ARE 70 PATIENTS IN OUR CLINIC WHEN WE SURVEYED IT HERE AT GALAX, THAT WOULD BENEFIT FROM A PROGRAM IN ROANOKE.))
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New Vista Montessori School is located across the street, and officials say they're concerned about the facility being located so close to the school, and nearby residential neighborhoods.
They fear the clinic will also increase the volume of traffic at a busy intersection.
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Residents of the Georgetown Park neighborhood say they also plan to organize opposition.

[55-2-VA-Schools]


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Almost half of Virginia's public schools did NOT meet goals set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
That's according to data released by the State Department of Education.
It shows only 55 percent met all the adequate progress goals established by the education reform law passed last year.

However, education officials say the results aren't as important as S-O-L scores.[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones.
Temperatures remain on the cool side as fall approaches.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have a look at your weekend forecast right after the news.




[8-AM-Goodyear]


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A proposed three year contract goes to Goodyear workers today in Danville.
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They're the last of the 14 union locals to vote on the proposal. The Steelworkers Union expects to have a final count over the weekend and probably release the results on Monday. Workers at the Danville plant know their votes can make a difference. Six years ago, their local cast the deciding vote in favor of a new contract. Members can vote until 8-30 tonight at the Local 831 union hall in Pelham, North Carolina.
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[8-11Childress]


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The Appomattox man who was at the center of a legal battle over life-support has been removed from a ventilator.
Jason Childress was injured in a July car crash.
Yesterday, the University of Virginia Medical Center removed his ventilator after his court-appointed guardian determined he would not want to continue living on life support.
Childress' mother, sister and fiancee supported it. His father and stepmother did NOT.
Since Childress had no spouse or adult children, left no written instructions and his parents could not agree, a judge appointed a guardian to make the decision.

[8-11Dixon]


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A third man is heading to prison for his involvement in a decade-old double murder in Halifax County.
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A jury found Dexter Lamont Dixon of South Boston guilty yesterday.
He'll spend 73 years in prison for first-degree murder and other convictions.
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./December 1993;]


In December of 1993, two men were shot to death inside their car at the Riverdale Amoco in Halifax County.
Two other Halifax County men pleaded guilty to roles in the murders.
Verlie Marion Word received two life sentences plus ten years.
Louis Jordan Powell is still awaiting sentencing.
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[8-11Bus-Fire]


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Some passengers on a Greyhound got a scare yesterday when their bus caught fire north of Lynchburg.
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Several passengers say they heard strange noises and felt the bus vibrating before the driver pulled over in the southbound lanes of Route 29 in Madison Heights.
Taking no chances, he evacuated everyone from the bus.
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((HAROLD HENDRIX/BUS PASSENGER: HE JUST TOLD EVERYBODY TO GET UP AND EVERYBODY GOT OUT AND WE GOT A COUPLE OF BAGS FROM UNDERNEATH IT, NOTHING YOU COULD DO ABOUT IT.))
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Ten passengers plus the driver were on board, but no one was injured.
It took fire crews about fifteen minutes to bring the blaze under control.
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