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Coming up today on News 7, more textile jobs are reportedly heading out of the country. At least 175 employees of a Floyd County plant will lose their jobs in May.
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and angry truckers from across the country are gathering in Rockbridge County to head to Washington. [Weather-Head]
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Another economic blow to the region.
270 people in this area will lose their jobs this spring when more textiles plants close. Donnkenny is shutting its plants in Floyd and Grayson Counties.
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Tina Tenret is covering the story and she has the details. Donnkenny is a New York based company that designs, makes and markets moderately priced women's sportswear.
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Company officials say closing these plants will save four million dollars.
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(( Fabric cutters at the Floyd County plant say material was being shipped to Guatemala to be sewn.
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((YOU HAVE A JOB FOR 36 YEARS AND THEN IT'S GONE KNOWING THEY'RE SENDING EVERYTHING OVERSEAS AND DON'T CARE A THING ABOUT US HERE.))
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Donnkenny was Floyd's second largest private employer. That means the county will take a big financial hit.
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((GEORGE NESTER/CO. ADMINISTRATOR: OUR REAL LOSS IS GOING TO BE THE WAGES WE LOSE FROM EMPLOYEES WHO LIVE HERE, WORK HERE AND SHOP HERE.))
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The county administrator says he'll try to recruit another industry and retrain these workers. Many are elderly and only know textiles. But in the meantime, this will force more people to leave Floyd for a job. Almost half of Floyd's workers already commute outside the county.
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((MARK ALDERMAN/LAID OFF WORKER: NOT VERY MUCH AROUND HERE. IT'S AT LEAST 30 OR 40 MINUTES AWAY TO GET A JOB.))
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Donnkenny closed its Christiansburg and Lee County plants two years ago. For now, the Wytheville operations center will stay open. Apparently the company is having trouble nationwide --
This April it might convert every four shares of its stock into only one share -- to raise the stock's value over a dollar and keep its spot on the NASDAQ.
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It also spent five point six million dollars to settle a class action lawsuit this year.

We'll have more on that on News7 at Six.[5-Truck-Protest]


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Independent truckers from across the country are converging on Washington to protest the high price of fuel. They're planning a peaceful demonstration outside the U.S. Capitol tomorrow morning...
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But tonight they're gathering at White's Truck Stop in Rockbridge County-
That's where Joe Dashiell has been following the story. Joe, how many truckers have arrived in (Ray-feen) Raphine?

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Jean, so far we've seen... High fuel prices have put the squeeze on everyone, but truckers say it's a matter of economic survival. And if they don't get some relief soon, many say they will lose their trucks.
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While truckers head to D-C to protest outside the capitol- the high prices have already fueled debate inside-
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Republicans say the Clinton administraton isn't doing enouth.
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((THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE PAYING ALMOST TWO DOLLARS A GALLON FOR GAS WHILE CLINTON IS ASLEEP AT THE WHELL, GAS PRICES ARE TOO HIGH AND PEOPLE ARE HURTING.))
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The Energy Secretary says the problem with oil is that the world consumers 75 million barrels a day- and is only prodcuing 73-
Do the math it's easy to figure out why prices are high.
Bill Richardson says he'll ask OPEC to increase oil production- and he indicated that may bring prices down.
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About one million people visit Philpott Lake every year.
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But the lake, located on the outskirts of Henry County, has never quite recovered from last year's drought.
It's still nearly 15 feet below normal. That has forced boat ramps to close and docks to move.
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((CARL SMITH/OPERATIONS PROJECT MANAGER: WE ARE CONCERNED FROM A RECREATIONAL STANDPOINT BECAUSE IT DOES INCONVENIENCE OUR CUSTOMERS WE UNDERSTAND THEIR FRUSTRATIONS.))
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The only way the lake can recover is from frequent rain falls. But many are forecasting a dry summer.
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A 15 year old student pleads guilty to calling in bomb threats to a local school. We'll have the details after this break,
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and an early morning train wreck sends 30 commuters to the hospital.
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A Lynchburg teenager is facing time in juvenile detention for calling in bomb threats to two city schools earlier this month.
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The 15- year- old boy pleaded guilty today to four charges of threatening to bomb a public building.
The threats came on March 2nd and 3rd at Dunbar Middle School and E.C. Glass High School.
Authorities say students need to realize these threats have serious consequences.
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((JAMES MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I THINK OUR COMMUNITY,THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM, LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE FIRE PROTECTION AND THE SCHOOLS AND JUST CITIZENS HAVE SAID 'THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR'. EVERYBODY HAS COME TOGETHER IN THESE MATTERS AND SAID THAT THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG WON'T TOLERATE THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR.))
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A judge ordered the juvenile to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before he's sentenced next month.
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An Amtrak passenger train derails overnight in Kansas.
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16 cars in all jumped the tracks-
Two sleeper cars were among those that flipped over- injuring more than 2-dozen people.
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((THE TRAIN WAS ROCKING BACK AND FORTH AND THEN IT WAS SCREECHING AND IT FELL OVER AND MY WINDOW BROKE OPEN AND ALL THESE ROCKS STARTED TO PILE IN.))
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One woman was seriously hurt. Most of the other injuries were minor.
The train was headed from Chicago to L-A with 160 people aboard.
Officials say the train was travelling well within the speed limit- when it derailed on what a spokesman called a gentle curve.
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President Clinton is mounting another offensive to get Congress to pass tougher gun control laws this year.
As Lisa Hughes reports, it's an issue that's sure to color the Presidential Race.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will introduce use to a group of ministers who are not only strong in faith, they're pretty strong in body as well.
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A church in Roanoke is bringing in a group of different, but very uplifting ministers for a series of Special services.
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Patrick, I hear these guys are so big that when they lift up the congregation, they realy lift up the congregation.

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Coming up today in Sports, Steve Mason will update us on the local high school basketball playoffs. On health check, is Viagra causing some patients to have heart attacks? We'll see what some doctors are thinking,
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and a animal rights activist says she is not horsing around when she accuses a drug manufacturer of abusing animals.
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If you happened to see someone in a horse costume waving at motorists on Brandon Avenue today, you may not have realized it was a protest over America's most commonly prescribed drug.
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PETA, the "People for Ethical Treatment of Animals," staged the demonstration- -with the help of three local college students- -to call attention to the drug Premarin (PREM-are-in).
It's an estrogen tablet derived from the urine of pregnant mares.
Peta claims the horses are abused in the process.
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((THE ANIMAL LOSES OUT. THE BEST INTEREST IS NOT IN THE WELFARE OF THE ANIMALS, IT'S IN MAKING MONEY. IT DOESN'T TAKE A HAPPY HEALTHY HORSE TO PRODUCE URINE ANY MORE THAN IT TAKES A HAPPY HEALTHY PIG TO BE SLAUGHTERED FOR PORK.))
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Wyeth Ayerst, the company that's makes Premarin, points to a report from a committee of veterinarians that concluded the "welfare of the horses involved... is good and is closely monitored."
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There are questions about the use of another drug tonight.
Some doctors are concerned about the anti-impotence drug Viagra.
They want to know if the drug is causing men with heart problems to have heart attacks.
Paul Dandridge has more.
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Our Wednesday ticker focusses on high school basketball state final four action.
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Here's Steve Mason with Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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((STEVE MASON:G.W. DANVILLE HEAD COACH CHRIS CARTER WILL RETIRE AT THE END OF THIS SEASON WITH A PHAT RESUME. FOUR YEARS AS THE EAGLES COACH, THREE FINAL FOURS AND ONE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. AND WHILE CARTER, WHO IS ALSO AN ASSOCIATE PASTOR AT A DANVILLE CHURCH, IS AT PEACE WITH MOVING ON, HIS PLAYERS ARE NOT.)) ((BRIAN GUNN/G.W. DANVILLE GUARD:WE DON'T WANT TO SEND HIM OUT AS A LOSER, THAT'S DEFINITELY NOT HIS CAREER. HE'S BEEN A WINNER EVERYWHERE HE'S BEEN AND THAT'S HOW WE WANT TO SEND HIM OUT, WITH A RING LIKE COACH JOHNSON.)) ((Carter will miss coaching, he will miss being interviewed on radio by his predecessor Harry Johnson on Danville's WILA radio. ((NAT SOUND))
But his calling is spending more time with family and moving into school administration. ((CHRIS CARTER/G.W DANVILLE HEAD COACH:EVEN THOUGH I MIGHT MISS IT, I FEEL GOOD ABOUT MY DECISION. THE GUYS THEY'VE BEEN TREMENDOUS. I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THEM AND THEIR ENDEAVORS AND THE THINGS THEY HAVE DONE FOR ME OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS.))
His Eagles play Hayfield in the semifinals Thursday at 4:30 at Liberty University's Vine Center. G.W. is smaller but quicker, holding four playoff foes to just over 50 points a game while forcing 25 turnovers per contest. ((ANTHONY WILES/G.W. DANVILLE POINT GUARD:AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR WE STARTED OUT PLAYING FULL COURT MAN TO MAN BUT AS THE YEAR PROGRESSED WE WENT TO HALF COURT 22 DEFENSE AND YOU KNOW, SHUTTING TEAMS DOWN HALF COURT.))
Only one starter is back from last year's team that suffered a heartbreaker in the championship. But seven senior leaders and a bench that goes five deep have combined to make the 21 and 5 Eagles hard to ground. ((RIGHT NOW WE'RE JUST CLICKING ON ALL CYLINDERS AND WE'RE TOUGH TO BEAT, AND I THINK WE'RE THE TEAM TO BEAT RIGHT NOW.))
Second year assistant Bobby Martin should take over for Carter as G.W. Danville's next head coach, but no one can replace this teacher of life skills. ((LAWRENCE WILLIAMS/G.W. DANVILLE TEAM CAPTAIN:TAUGHT ME HOW TO BE A MAN, TAUGHT ME RESPONSIBILITY AND STUFF, THAT'S WHY HE MAD ME CAPTAIN.))
In Double A, Gretna takes on Gate City Friday at 8:30 at the Vine Center. Steve Mason, Hometown Hoops Weekly.))

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Finally our website of the Day is about something near and dear to a television station's heart...commercials. But as Patrick Evans tells us this site is not above making a little fun of the media.
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((If you like creative commercials and since they pay my salary I do, you'll enjoy a webpage that says it is all ads all the time. The Ad critic is exactly what the name implies. It looks at the best ..and worst Madison has to offer. It's no secret that a certain beer commercial was one the hits of the Super Bowl.
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But now someone has come up with a parody that can out Super the Super Bowl.
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So if you want to check out this ad or other creative spots, head over to our website of the day through a link at our page at WDBJ7.com. I'm Patrick Evans.))
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