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[7-11Volvo-Layoffs]


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More layoffs look to be on the way for workers at Volvo today. We should know exactly how many by day's end.
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[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


The company is expected to announce how much it intends to cut back on production.
First word of potential layoffs came after Union leaders met with the company.
United Auto Workers' leaders say Volvo has indicated that demand for new trucks is down and, as a result, the plant will have to cut back further on production.
No word yet on how many workers could be affected.
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[7-11Textile-Relief]


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Three thousand people in Martinsville and Henry County already know what it's like to be laid off .. permanently. They're textile workers whose companies went under.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


It was a rallying cry for Southside lawmakers, introducing what they call the Textile Workers Relief Act of 2000.
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[SOT SENATE 01:37:10 ]
[IN Q=The maximum]

((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-HENRY CO.: THE MAXIMUM WEEKLY PAY FOR ANY OF THESE PEOPLE STANDING IN LINE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IS 230 DOLLARS A WEEK. MR. PRESIDENT, A FAMILY, AN INDIVIDUAL AND A FAMILY CANNOT GET BY TODAY ON 230 DOLLARS A WEEK.))
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Senator Reynolds is pushing to raise jobless benefits a hundred dollars a week for any worker who lives or works in an area with double digit unemployment.
Martinsville Delegate Ward Armstrong wants them covered by Medicaid.
Southside Democrats found an unlikely ally in a Tidewater Republican.
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[SOT HOUSE 01:45:10 ]
[IN Q=We have]

((DEL. FRANK WAGNER/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: WE HAVE A SITUATION IN HAMPTON ROADS RIGHT NOW OF THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF THAT THAT'S FACED IN MARTINSVILLE. WE CAN'T GET ENOUGH GOOD WORKERS THAT WANT TO WORK IN OUR SHIPYARDS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Frank Wagner/(R) Virginia Beach;]
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[OUT Q=in our shipyards.]
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Wagner's proposing temporary housing assistance to for laid off textile workers who want to spend a few months working at the shipyards.
None of the bills have come up for any votes yet.



[7-11Suicide-Shooting]


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A Roanoke mother is dead after her boyfriend apparently shot her while her two children were still in the house.
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It happened shortly after 3-30 yesterday at a home in the 800 block of Kellogg Avenue, Northwest.
Police say it appears that 32 year old Tyrone Turpin shot 33 year-old Linda Miller several times and then turned the gun on himself- taking his own life.
Authorities say the couple had been arguing. Miller's two young children ran next door and asked a neighbor to call police.
Miller died an hour later at the hospital.
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[7-11Bedford-Arrests]


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A father and son have been charged with manufacturing child pornography in Bedford County.
Authorities raided the Vinton home of 42-year old Derrick Noell (no-EL) last week, arresting him, his 18- year old son Jesse and seizing a small amount of pornographic material.
The alleged operation was uncovered after a tip to a Bedford County school resource officer.


[7-11L'burg-Registrar]


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It's the most basic rule of business that's bringing change to Lynchburg's voter registrar.
That rule is - go where your customers are.
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The city's electoral board has voted to move the registrar from City Hall to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
That's where 85 percent of Lynchburg's new and current voters register every year anyway.
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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast...
Blustery and cold today, with wind chills well below zero.
Highs in the upper 20s.
Clear and cold tonight, with lows in the teens.
The extended outlook calls for increasing clouds tomorrow and snow likely starting Saturday night and lasting into Sunday.

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[45-11Volvo-Layoffs]


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Workers at Volvo are bracing themselves for the news of more layoffs.
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[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


The company is expected to announce today how much it intends to cut back on production.
First word of potential layoffs came after Union leaders met with the company.
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[45-11Tech-Admission]


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[****ANCHOR TAG*****]
Virginia Tech is in big demand this year....the number of applicants for this fall is expected to reach a record high number.
That means the standards for admission are also rising.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/October 16, 1999;00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;09]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Head Coach;24]
[SUPER=01-Karen Torgersen/Undergraduate Admissions;45]
[SUPER=01-Matthew Williams/Tech Student;1:38]
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[OUT Q=n7 Blacksburg]


(( All the national attention the Hokie football team has received -- has meant a lot of free publicity for Virginia Tech.
Publicity that has helped increase the number of students applying to the University for fall of 2-thousand.
Even before the Hokies went to the Sugar Bowl -- Coach Frank Beamer was talking about the impact of team's success.


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((FRANK BEAMER: THEY TELL ME THERE ARE MORE APPLICATIONS THAN EVER BEFORE. THE ECONOMY OF THIS AREA IS GOOD. THERE IS JUST SO MANY GOOD THINGS COMING OUT OF THIS. WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS KEEP IT GOING)) [RUNS7]
[OUT Q=keep it going]


Karen Torgersen the Director of Undergraduate Admissions agrees with Beamer that this publicity has been invaluable.

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[IN Q=You can't pay]

((KAREN TORGERSEN: HAVING GAME DAY ON CAMPUS TWICE. YOU CAN'T PAY FOR THAT TYPE OF PUBLICITY AND FOR THEM TO SAY ALL THE WONDERFUL AND POSITIVE THINGS THEY'RE SAYING NOT JUST ABOUT FOOTBALL, BUT THE COMMUNITY THE UNIVERSITY. )) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=the university]


Torgersen says this fall Tech is expecting a record 17 thousand freshman applicants -- to fill 4-thousand-two hundred -fifty available spaces.
And she says we are only beginning to see affect of the Hokie's success.
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((KAREN TORGERSEN: I THINK THE INCREASE IN APPLICANTS THAT WE ARE GOING TO SEE IS REALLY GOING TO HIT US NEXT YEAR)) [RUNS5]
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And while the applications keep stacking up -- so are the requirements for admission.
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((KAREN TORGERSEN:STUDENTS WHO HAVE LESS THAN A B+ AVERAGE AREN'T GOING TO BE ADMITTED THIS YEAR. IT'S GOING TO BE INCREASINGLY COMPETITIVE.)) [RUNS8]
[OUT Q=increasingly competive]


And out-of-state students say Virginia Tech is becoming more popular nationwide.
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[SOT 8:34:58]
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((MATTHEW WILLIAMS: I'M FROM CONNECTICUT AND I WAS OF TWO PEOPLE I THE LAST FIVE YEARS TO GO FROM MY SCHOOL HERE. AND KNOW JUST BEING HOME LAST SEMESTER THAT AT LEAST 6 TO 7 PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE COMING HERE NEXT YEAR)) [RUNS15]
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And Williams say as Virginia Tech becomes more selective -- a degree from the University will be even more valuable.

Joy Sutton, News 7, Blacksburg.))
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Admission officials want to point out that it's not just the football team that has had an impact -- but also the University's commitment to technological advancement.




















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Time to take another look at the Friday forecast...
Cold and windy today, with dangerous wind chills below zero.
Highs nearing 30.
Clear and cold again tonight with lows in the teens.
The extended outlook calls for increasing clouds tomorrow and snow likely starting Saturday night and lasting into Sunday.

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[8-11Volvo-Layoffs]


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Bad economic news is likely out of Dublin today...
Volvo expected to reveal how many workers it plans to lay off.
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[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


The company has been hinting at cutting back on production.
First word of potential layoffs came after Union leaders met with the company.
United Auto Workers' leaders say Volvo has indicated that demand for new trucks is down and, as a result, the plant will have to cut back further on production.
No word yet on how many workers could be affected.
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[8-11Pythons]


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It wasn't exactly a run-of-the-mill kind of traffic stop on I-81.
In addition to arresting the DRIVER, state police also
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took in a pair of pythons.
The snakes are being held at the Natural Bridge Zoo... where they say the reptiles are in poor condition.
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[SOT 4:33:32]
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((THEY GET UP TO 10, 12 15-FEET, AND THEY CAN CONSUME SMALL DOGS, CATS AND SMALL CHILDREN. UNLESS YOU'RE AN ACKNOWLEDGED HERP., YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE THESE.))
[SUPER=01-Karl Mogensen/Natural Bridge Zoo;]
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The snakes are being kept in a 90-degree tank at the Zoo.
Trooper Andy Fisher found them in a pillow case in the suspect's car, along with a small amount of cocaine.
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[SUPER=01-1st Sgt. Joe Peters/Virginia State Police;]

((AFTER HE GOT THE COCAINE, HE GOES BACK TO THE CAR TO TALK TO THE DRIVER AND THAT'S WHEN THE DRIVER INFORMED HIM THAT IT WAS TWO PYTHONS IN THE PILLOW CASE IN THE FRONT SEAT.))
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[OUT Q=the front seat.]
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24-year old Jewell Boyd was charged with possession of cocaine and reckless driving on a suspended license. [take VO take VO take VO]




[8-11Pit-Bull]


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Roanoke police are still on the lookout for two pit bulls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

They searched the Eastern Avenue neighborhood Thursday. One bit a Roanoke officer in four places Wednesday night. She shot the dog in the shoulder and both dogs ran off. Police say they are dangerous.
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[SOT 10:52:50]
[IN Q=Look for signs]

((LOOK FOR SIGNS LIKE THE DOG SNARLING, SHOWING AGGRESSIVE TENDENCIES SUCH AS HAIR RAISED ON THE BACK, THE TAIL UP, THE DOG HUNCHED IN AN APPARENT ATTACK MODE.))
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The officer is recovering but may need rabies treatments. The dogs' owner faces up to a 25-hundred dollar fine and a year in jail.
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[8-11Voter-ID]


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Virginia Democrats successfully beat Voter I-Ds in court last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But this year's Republican-controlled legislature means voter I-Ds will likely be required at the polls soon.
The chairmen of the two major parties explain their views.
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[SOT THURSDAY 12:53:10]
[IN Q=We have]

((DEL. KEN PLUM/D-RESTON: WE HAVE SOME OF THE LOWEST VOTER PARTICIPATION IN THE COUNTRY IN VIRGINIA. WE'RE FAVORABLE TO MATTERS THAT WILL HELP PEOPLE REGISTER EASILY AND GET OUT THE VOTE. NOT TO IMPEDE THEIR VOTING.))
[SOT THURSDAY 13:09:25 ]

((SEN. RANDY FORBES/R-CHESAPEAKE: WE THINK THAT YOU HAVE TO SHOW AN I-D ANY TIME YOU GET A LIBRARY CARD, YOU BUY A VIDEO, SO WE DON'T THINK IT'S ASKING TOO MUCH TO SHOW THAT WHEN YOU VOTE. ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT IF YOU DON'T HAVE IT, YOU CAN ALWAYS JUST SIGN A STATEMENT AND STILL VOTE. WE'RE NOT STOPPING ANYBODY FROM VOTING.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/(D) Reston; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Randy Forbes/(R) Chesapeake; :14]
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[OUT Q=from voting.]
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Another measure likely to pass this year: putting party labels next to candidates' names.
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Before we wrap up this morning.... here's one more look at the forecast.
Blustery and very cold today, with very low wind chills.
High temperatures in the upper 20s.
Tonight looks clear and cold again, with lows in the teens.
The extended outlook calls for increasing clouds tomorrow and snow likely starting Saturday night and lasting into Sunday.

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