[7-11Henry-industry]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC1:24:34]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


Some good employment news for the area.
The National Catalog Corporation will start hiring today for the nearly nine hundred jobs that are coming to Henry County and Martinsville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


The company says it needs more space and workers.
The company is expanding its distribution center in Henry County and call center in Martinsville.
Development officials say it couldn't have come at a better time.
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[SOT 4:45:28]
[IN Q=We have a lot]

((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY DEV. COUNCIL: WE HAVE A LOT OF DISPLACED WORKERS THAT ARE GOING TO RUN OUT OF BENEFITS. THESE JOBS WILL BE CREATED IMMEDIATELY..GREAT NEWS.))
[SOT 4:50:40]

((BOB RHUDY/NATIONAL CATALOG CORP. G.M.: IT'S A WONDERFUL FEELING TO BENEFIT A COMMUNITY ...DURING THESE TIME THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Sherry Ramsey/Patrick Henry Dev. Council; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Rhudy/National Catalog Corp. G. M.; :11]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=they have gone through.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 875 jobs will be filled in the next six months.
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[7-11Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC35:44]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


Hundreds of Rubatex workers have been walking the pickett lines for eight months now.
There's been no movement in negotiations between the two sides since, but there WILL be movement in the streets next week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]


The Local 240 union has been granted a parade permit for Saturday, May 20th in downtown Bedford.
Officials say the parade and rally are designed to show the community the union is still standing strong in its ongoing dispute with Rubatex.
Labor leaders from across the country are being invited to speak.
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[7-Cox-Communications]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The wave of the future of technology is upon us.
Cox Communications is joining the Internet industry -- the company plans to launch its own Internet service starting July 1st.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It will be called Cox-at-home. Instead of using a telephone line this service will transmit information through a cable line.
Cox Communications says this allows for faster Internet access.
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[SOT4:43:13]
[IN Q=What we're bringing]

((WHAT WE'RE BRINGING TO THE ROANOKE MARKET IS SPEED. THIS MODEM IS 100 TIMES FASTER THAN TRADITIONAL INTERNET MODEM SYSTEMS))
[SUPER=01-Roger Baiers/Cox Communications]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=systems]
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[VO-NAT]


The new service will require a new modem that cost about 280 dollars.
And for current cable subscriber the monthly service fee is around 30 dollars.
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[7-11NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC04:46]
[GRAPHIC=Martin Jeffrey]


The president of Roanoke's N-double-A-C-P chapter has decided to resign.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Martin Jeffrey's 14-year old son has been missing since Monday night.
Police are treating Broderick's disappearance as a "runaway." His father fears something may have happened to him.
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[SOT 10:14:40]
[IN Q=My decision to]

((MY DECISION TO LEAVE- -WHILE UNDERSCORED BY THIS RECENT EVENT- -IS MY NEED TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH MY CHILDREN. AND NOW IS THE TIME FOR ME TO MOVE ON TO SOMETHING ELSE.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=something else.]
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[VO-NAT]


This son of a Baptist Minister is going into training for the ministry. Seven of his 13 brothers are also ministers.
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[7Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Taking a look now at your Friday forecast...
Another hot day ahead of us...mostly sunny with gusty winds at times.
Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s.
Tonight, mostly clear and windy.
Lows in the low to mid 60s.
The extended forecast...

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[45-Plant-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire damaged part of Stevens and Sons lumber company in Ringold this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]

Approximatley 30 firefighters from 6 different departments responded. The fire was fully involved when they arrived.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Walter Henderson/Ringold Fire Department]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=heavy smoke]
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[VO-NAT]


It took firefighters about an hour to get the blaze under control. Crews are still on the scene. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.
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[45-6-Eaton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC1:18:38]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Henry County man accused of shooting at two deputies faces a grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./March 20]


Raymond Eaton is charged with two counts of attempted capital murder.
Five witnesses from the Sheriff's Department testified in a preliminary hearing yesterday.
Sheriff Frank Cassell described the surrender after a nine- hour standoff.
The deputies Eaton allegedly fired upon also gave testified.
The grand jury will decide in July whether the case will go to trial.
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[45-11Dehart]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC2:03:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Radford School board has suspended a teacher without pay after he pleaded no contest to stealing prescription drugs from a school.
The board will re-consider hiring James Anthony DeHart (DEE-hart) next year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


The 43-year-old DeHart (DEE-hart) taught gym at Dalton Intermediate School.
He was caught on videotape taking prescription drugs used to treat learning disorders- the drugs were taken from a cabinet inside the school.
His attorney said DeHart took the drugs to keep his energy up for long work days.
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[SOT 10:55:17 - :28]
[IN Q=Tony can turn]

((JIMMY TURK/DEHART'S ATTORNEY: TONY CAN TURN THIS INTO A VERY POSITIVE THING. CERTAINLY THE STUDENTS WILL SEE AND KNOW WHAT TONY'S DONE AND KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN TO SOMEBODY LIKE HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/DeHart's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=somebody like him.]
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[VO-NAT]


DeHart will have to undergo one year supervised probation and drug screening and counseling.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=NONE]


He's also banned from school property, except for events involving his own children.

[45-11Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


Americans United for the Separation of Church and State has filed a complaint with the I-R-S against the Reverend Jerry Falwell.
Falwell sent out fund-raising letters in which he complains he has been "vilified" by Al Gore.
Churches can engage in general political activity, but may have their tax-exempt status revoked if their efforts are partisan.


[45-11Racing-Exhibit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC1:23:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you love racing, you'll want to make a pit stop in Danville this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Second graders from Lynchburg's Sheffield Elementary School got a sneak peak into the Danville Science Center's racecar display-- the "Science of Speed."
They got to climb into racecars, learn about the dynamics of racing and the people and history behind the sport.
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[SOT 15:23:00]
[IN Q=It was put]

((GINNY LAUBINGER/DANVILLE SCIENCE CENTER DIR.: IT WAS PUT TOGETHER BY THE MARYLAND SCIENCE CENTER AND IT HAS BEEN TRAVELING THROUGH OUT THE UNITED STATE. BUT WE WANTED TO BRING IT HERE PARTICULARLY BECAUSE IT HAS A GRAND TIE INTO OUR AREA. THIS IS THE VIRGINIA RACING REGION. DANVILLE LIES IN BETWEEN THESE WONDERFUL RACETRACKS.))
[SOT 15:20:38]

((LIZA DAVIS/2ND GRADER: I LIKE WATCHING HOW FAST THE CARS GO AND THE DIFFERENT KIND OF CARS.))
[SUPER=01-Ginney Laubinger/Danville Science Center Dir.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Liza Davis/2nd Grader; :16]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=different kind of cars.]
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[VO-NAT]


The exhibit opens to the public tomorrow.
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[45Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Time again to check your Friday forecast...
Mostly sunny and hot, with highs around 90...mostly clear overnight with lows in the mid 60s.
As for the weekend...hot again tomorrow...then cooler weather for Mother's Day.
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[8-Plant-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


The wood- cutting section of Stevens and Sons lumber company in Ringgold caught fire this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]

Approximatley 30 firefighters from 6 different departments responded. The fire was fully involved when they arrived.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Walter Henderson/Ringold Fire Department]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=heavy smoke]
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[VO-NAT]


It took firefighters about an hour to get the blaze under control. Crews are still on the scene. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.
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[8-11Henry-industry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC1:24:34]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


An economic boost is on the way to the area.
Nearly nine hundred jobs are coming to Henry County and Martinsville.
The National Catalog Corporation will start the hiring process today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


The company says it needs more space and workers.
The company is expanding its distribution center in Henry County and call center in Martinsville.
Development officials say it couldn't have come at a better time.
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[SOT 4:45:28]
[IN Q=We have a lot]

((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY DEV. COUNCIL: WE HAVE A LOT OF DISPLACED WORKERS THAT ARE GOING TO RUN OUT OF BENEFITS. THESE JOBS WILL BE CREATED IMMEDIATELY..GREAT NEWS.))
[SOT 4:50:40]

((BOB RHUDY/NATIONAL CATALOG CORP. G.M.: IT'S A WONDERFUL FEELING TO BENEFIT A COMMUNITY ...DURING THESE TIME THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Sherry Ramsey/Patrick Henry Dev. Council; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Rhudy/National Catalog Corp. G. M.; :11]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=they have gone through.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 875 jobs will be filled in the next six months.
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[8-Lake-Plans]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mtn. Lake]

A new YMCA is set to open at Smith Mountain Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The Smith Mountain Lake Y-M-C-A will open June first under the Lewis Gale clinic at Westlake Corner. If enough people join, the Y may build a larger facility. Lake volunteers also want a retirement home and community center, so they're trying to lease this land in Burnt Chimney. The community college system owns it now.
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[SOT 12:49:01]
[IN Q=Ultimately I envision]

((ULTIMATELY I ENVISION ... BY THE ARTS COUNCIL.))
[SUPER=01-Don Fink/SML Assoc.;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=ARTS COUNCIL]
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[VO-NAT]

Also, Virginia Western Community College plans to offer courses from computer technology to art appreciation starting this fall.
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[8-11Whale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC20:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's a site most people see sailing the seas, but a rare blue whale was spotted in Radford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Students got a look at the world's largest living mammal yesterday in Radford High School's gym.
10th grade biology students set up the almost full-size plastic whale.
It's 70 feet long and 15 feet high... and inflated by fans.
First-graders from all over Radford had a whale of a time journeying into the belly of the beast.
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[IN Q=I really liked]
[sot 1:51:49 - :55]

((KELLY DAVIS/McHARG FIRST GRADER: I REALLY LIKED THE WHALE REALLY MUCH AND I HOPE THAT I COULD SEE A REAL ONE. ))
[sot 1:41:30 - :41]

((FRANK TAYLOR/BIOLOGY TEACHER: I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING THAT REALLY GOT THE KIDS INVOLVED IN SCIENCE, GET THEM OUT OF THE TEXTBOOKS AND DO SOMETHING THEY CAN REALLY SEE AND BECOME INVOLVED IN.))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Davis/McHarg E. S. First Grader; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Taylor/Biology Teacher; :07]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=become involved in.]
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[VO-NAT]


The whale was designed by biology students at the school five years ago.
In future years, teachers say it may be joined by a full-size dinosaur.
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[8Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Let's take one last look at your forecast this morning...
Lots of sunshine and near record high temperatures around 90.
Mostly clear overnight with lows in the mid 60s.
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