[Senate-Report]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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The Senate is set to release a critical report today on intelligence failures leading up to the invasion of Iraq.
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A focus of the year- long investigation was to determine if experts were forced to support the war.
Preliminary reports indicate there was no pressure for analysts to change their views - but some did say they felt a need to emphasize one piece of evidence over another.
And the roughly 500- page report comes on the heels of George Tenet's last days as C-I-A director.
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[IN Q=These have been eventful]

((GEORGE TENET/OUTGOING CIA DIRECTOR: THESE HAVE BEEN EVENTFUL YEARS, FILLED WITH EXHILARATION AND TRIUMPH, PAIN AND SORROW, AND YES WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR PERFORMANCE, SUCH IS THE NATURE OF A TOUGH, ESSENTIAL BUSINESS.))
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Both Republican and Democrats on the committee have said the report is a tough evaluation of intelligence agencies' work.
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[Terror-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Federal officials say a steady stream of intelligence indicates al-Qaeda wants to attack the U-S in an effort to disrupt the upcoming elections.
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Officials don't have any specifics on when, where or how an attack would come - but security efforts are focusing on political conventions, and polling places for Election Day.
Meanwhile, New York's police commissioner says his city isn't doing anything differently in the wake of the threat announcement.
He says the city is already on guard, and will do whatever's necessary to protect this summer's Republican convention.
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[11Giles-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Officials are investigating a suspicious fire at a Giles County home. The fire damaged a house on Giles Street in Rich Creek. The fire chief says no one was home at the time. State Police investigators will be on the scene later today to determine the cause of the blaze.



[11Wythe-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Disturbing new details about a Wythe County neglect case that turned deadly. Some of them may be disturbing for some of our viewers.
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According to search warrant affidavits, deputies got a call from a neighbor and discovered the body of a 65 year old woman. They say dogs were eating her left arm. It happened in the Speedwell section of the county, early Tuesday morning. Investigators say Esther Crigger died of natural causes from a serious respiratory illness, but they say abuse and neglect contributed to the death. She was found in a soiled diaper with her oxygen tank unplugged.
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[IN Q=the conditions]

((DOUG KING: THE CONDITIONS THAT HE FOUND IN ADDITION TO THE VICTIM, THAT'S WHAT LED UP TO THE CHARGES AGAINST THE FATHER AND THE TWO SONS NEGLECT..))
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[TAKE MUGSHOTS] Esther's husband, 79 year old Elmer Crigger, and her two sons, 39 year old Daniel and 37 year old Donald Crigger are all charged with felony neglect and abuse of an incapacitated adult. If convicted, they each face up to 10 years in prison and a 100-thousand dollar fine.
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[11Dan-Chem]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Union workers who have been on strike for six months at DanChem Technologies have now been locked out by the company.
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That's according to members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400.
They say the lockout took effect June 28th and means the 55 workers still on strike may not rejoin the Danville company until the negotiations are resolved.
The lockout does not affect workers who crossed picket lines to return to work.
The company had no comment about the lockout, but the workers say they offered to return to work under their old contract and work until a new agreement is reached.
Talks broke off June 30 when the workers rejected a contract proposal.
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[VOBHollins-Scales]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Motorists traveling Interstate 81 may have noticed more and more truckers are bypassing the scales near Troutville.

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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


You'll probably be surprised to hear this is actually allowed.
It's all part of a new program called the prepass system.
This allows trucks to be weighed on the interstate while in motion. A device inside the truck then tells the driver whether they've passed or not.
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[IN Q=It's a two way purpose]

((MIKE TICE/MOTOR CARRIER UNIT: IT'S A TWO WAY PURPOSE. IT HELPS REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF TRUCK TRAFFIC COMING THROUGH THE SCALES. IT REDUCES ANY TYPE OF BACKUP THAT WOULD OCCUR IF THE TRUCKS BACKUP ON THE INTERSTATE AND ALSO ALLOWING THE DRIVER TO CONTINUE ON WITH HIS JOURNEY BECAUSE THERE REALLY IS NOTHING WRONG WITH HIS TRUCK.))
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The trucking company pays for the device.
If a truck fails the weight test, the driver must then travel into the scales to be weighed again.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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In business news, Stocks fell yesterday. Former Enron Chairman Kenneth Lay faces criminal charges.
Jean Lee has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((Disappointing retail reports, combined with a spike in oil prices, sent the markets spiraling.
The major indexes closed at their session lows, with the dow sagging 68-points,
And the nasdaq dropping 30 - a loss of more than 1 = percent.


Enron (ENRNQ) made headlines again. Former Enron Chairman Kenneth Lay has been charged with 11 criminal counts, including wire fraud, securities fraud, and making false and misleading statements. Federal prosecutors are charging Lay and other senior Enron officials, with engaging "in a wide ranging scheme to deceive the investing public."
The energy company was one of America's biggest, when it was forced to restate its earnings in the fall of 2001, revealing that much of its revenue and profitability were based on accounting gimmicks and off-balance-sheet financing. Enron's bankruptcy filing in December of 2001, was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, at the time.
Martha Stewart stock lost steam, on news that her second request for a re-trial has been rejected. Stewart's lawyers had argued that her conviction was "corrupted," claiming it was based on the false testimony of a government witness. Legal analysts now say it's possible for the judge to delay the start of Stewart's prison sentence, pending the outcome of her appeal.
Shares of Aetna (AET) bucked the down trend, on news that the insurer will be getting a healthy tax refund. The congressional joint committee on taxation, has approved a tax refund to the company of about $740 million dollars.
To check the health of YOUR stocks, log on to our website. W'ere at cbs.mw.com I'm jl, cbs mw in ny.))




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[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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There are still many questions about the apparent abduction of a U-S Marine in Iraq.
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Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun disappeared in Iraq last month--
He's has spoken with his family - and they say he is okay.
Hassoun turned up in Beirut, Lebanon, after reportedly being lured from his base in Iraq.
Questions persist about the details of his capture and now, the Navy is investigating whether his abduction could have been a hoax.
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[5-White]


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A Roanoke landlord who is investing in a city neighborhood is also attracting attention for an extreme website, that has included racist and anti-semitic language.
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Bill White has acquired nine properties with eighteen rental units in the Chapman Avenue area, and has plans to purchase and renovate more.
He says flyers that identify him as a racist and neo-nazi are the work of an ex- girlfriend, and a disgruntled tenant who was evicted for not paying her rent.
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((BILL WHITE: I DO NOT HOLD RACIST VIEWS. I DO NOT HAVE A NEGATIVE VIEW OF BLACKS. I DON'T HATE BLACKS I DON'T HATE MINORITIES. I DON'T HATE IMMIGRANTS. I DON'T HATE ANY OF THESE OTHER PEOPLE. WHAT I BELIEVE IS THAT WHITE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GIFTED WITH CERTAIN TALENTS AND THAT THERE'S AN OBLIGATION TO USE ALL THOSE TALENTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF HUMANITY. ))
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White is listed as editor on the website, Overthrow.com, and he says he has an interest in the company that owns the site.
He says extreme language is included on the website to protect free speech.
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[6-Special-Session]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
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This year's General Assembly session was the longest in history, and next week legislators are heading back to Richmond.
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Governor Mark Warner has officially called a special session to fix the legislative mistake that would have guaranteed Virginia workers Saturday or Sunday off for worship. The session will be held on Tuesday and is not expected to last more than a few hours. Last week, a coalition of businesses and the state Chamber of Commerce obtained an emergency temporary injunction to keep the law from taking effect.
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[6-Bedford-sheriff]


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Bedford County's sheriff was honored yesterday in Richmond.
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Sheriff Mike Brown beat out 16-hundred other groups to win an award from the National White Collar Crime Center.
Brown and his deputies were recognized for their work in fighting internet crimes against children.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: YOU HAVE ONCE AGAIN DEMONSTRATED YOUR UNRIVALED EFFECTIVENESS IN YOUR DEPARTMENT. MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF: I HAVE A GREAT BUNCH OF PEOPLE WORKING FOR ME. I THINK ITS OBVIOUS FROM THE AWARDS WE'VE BEEN PRESENTED AND THE STUFF WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO THE LAST EIGHT YEARS IN BEDFORD COUNTY.))
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The Bedford County Sheriffs Office runs Operation Blue Ridge Thunder and the Safe Surfin' Foundation.
Both programs are designed to help safeguard children from Internet solicitations.
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[11Hampton]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The secretary of former Bedford County Supervisor Kirby Richardson has pleaded guilty to three counts of embezzlement.
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As part of a plea agreement Angela Hampton was sentenced to three years in prison which were suspended on the condition she pay back the more than 16- thousand dollars she stole. The 35- year- old will also serve two years of probation and is not allowed any contact with Richardson - who she worked for at Old Dominion Fabricators. Hampton says Richardson gave her full access to all his bank accounts.
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((RICHARD LAWRENCE/HAMPTON'S ATTORNEY: HE HAD MADE HER HIS MISTRESS ON TOP OF IT SO SHE FELT COMPELLED TO DO A LOT OF THINGS AND IT WAS SOME ISSUE AS TO WHETHER SHE ACTUALLY HAD PERMISSION TO DO WHAT SHE DID IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE.))
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Hampton says she accepted the plea agreement because she feared a jury would send her to jail and away from her two young children.
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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
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In business news, Enron's Former Chairman and C-E-0 says he's innocent. And Martha Stewert will not get a new trial. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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((STOCKS ENDED BROADLY LOWER, HURT BY A DISAPPOINTING START TO THE SECOND QUARTER EARNINGS SEASON.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS LOST 68-POINTS...
WHILE THE NASDAQ DROPPED 30.


FORMER ENRON CHAIRMAN AND C-E-O KEN LAY SURRENDERED TO AUTHORITIES AFTER BEING INDICTED.
LAY WAS ACCUSED IN AN 11-COUNT INDICTMENT OF LYING TO THE PUBLIC, INVESTORS AND ENRON EMPLOYEES. THE ACTUAL CHARGES INCLUDE SECURITIES AND WIRE FRAUD AND MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS.
HE PLEADED NOT GUILTY AND WAS RELEASED ON 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS BAIL
LAY MAINTAINS HE IS INNOCENT, AND SAYS HE TOLD HIS LAWYERS TO PUSH FOR A SPEEDY TRIAL.


A JUDGE HAS DENIED REQUESTS FROM MARTHA STEWART AND HER FORMER STOCKBROKER FOR A NEW TRIAL.
THE RULING PAVES THE WAY FOR STEWART'S SENTENCING NEXT WEEK ON HER CONSPIRACY AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CONVICTION.
IN THE OPINION, THE JUDGE RULED THE GOVERNMENT'S CHARGE AGAINST ONE OF ITS OWN WITNESSES, ACCUSING HIM OF LYING ON THE STAND DURING THE TRIAL, HAS NO BEARING ON THE JURY'S VERDICT.


WAL-MART LED THE PARADE OF RETAILERS REPORTING DISAPPOINTING JUNE SALES.
MANY OF THEM BLAMED UNSEASONABLY COOL AND WET WEATHER FOR SOFT SALES.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.)) [TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[11Osteopath]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A local medical college doesn't want to produce just doctors. It also wants to lead the way in medical research as well.
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That's why the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine is expanding to add eight new research labs.
Several professors at the college are already working on some promising medical breakthroughs including a potential anti-aging drug and a pill to prevent heart disease.
The College also has plans to open another building in the next few years to house more research labs.
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