[7-Rubatex]

[ANCHOR=Joe]

[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-14 1:12:13]
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After nine months on the picket line, Striking Rubatex workers will be going back to their jobs today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


The Union employees will return to work under the terms of their old contract while negotiations continue for a new contract.
The Union's president says this is an attempt to save the company financially.
No word yet on just how many have been called back so far -- or what will happen to the replacement workers.

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[7-E-Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-16 1:05:30]
[GRAPHIC=Celanese]


As Rubatex employees return to work this morning, Celanese and union leaders will be sitting down to negotiate in hopes of avoiding a strike of their own.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./Friday;]

On Saturday, the union agreed to come to the bargaining table with the company. The main issues are over wages, pension, insurance, and mandatory overtime. The union had originally said members would strike tonight at 11 if a new contract could not be reached.
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[ANCHOR=Joe]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

We'll bring you the latest on contract negotiations later today on News 7 at 5 and 6.




[7-E-Blacksburg-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A triathalon turned deadly over the weekend.
30 year old Gary Wayne Taylor of Lynchburg died after his bicycle collided with a car while competing in the third annual Greater Blacksburg Triathlon on Sunday ..
A Virginia Tech spokesman says Taylor was pedaling near the Virginia Tech coliseum when the accident happened around 9 AM . He died about an hour later.
The triathlon is sponsored by the town of Blacksburg.


[7-E-Police-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-13 1:11;37]
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A routine traffic stop became anything but routine in Salem Sunday. State police say it started with expired state inspection sticker .. and ended in a high speed chase.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston]


Authorities say after pulling the man over they found drug paraphernalia inside his car.
But before they could process the information... the man sped off taking authorities on a high sped chase down Interstate 81 and Route 460 before police cut him off in Elliston by Big Spring road.
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[SOT 1:48:46]
[IN Q=He was going]

((TROOPER MATTHEW BRANNOCK:HE WAS GOING IN EXCESS OF 90 MILES AN HOUR SOMETIMES. WE FELL IN BEHIND HIM AT ELLISTON. HE MADE A COUPLE OF TURNS AND FELL OUT BEHIND THE RAILROAD TRACKS AND THAT'S WHERE HE BAILED OUT. WE DID A SEARCH OF THE AREA AND FOUND HIM HIDING IN A LOCAL RESIDENTS GARAGE.))
[SUPER=01-Matthew Brannock/Virginia State Police]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=resident's garage.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say the man told them he had smoked marijuana earlier and swallowed 4 ecstasy pills during the chase.
He was taken to the hospital.
Authorities have NOT released the man's name or details on any charges.
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[7Weather]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Now, Let's take a break from the news to check the forecast... Don't put your umbrellas away...Today will be partly cloudy with scattered showers Highs will be reaching the mid 80's... Tonight will continue to be partly cloudy and lows will be mild in the mid 60's...





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[45-Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-14 1:12:13]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex]


After nine months of walking the picket line, striking Rubatex workers will be back on the job today .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


The Union employees will return to work under the terms of their old contract while negotiations continue for a new contract.
The Union's president says this is an attempt to save the company financially.
No word yet on just how many workers have been called back so far -- or what will happen to the replacement workers.


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[45-E-Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-16 1:05:30]
[GRAPHIC=Celanese]


While Rubatex employees return to work this morning, Celanese and union leaders will be sitting down at the bargaining table later today, in hopes of avoiding a strike of their own.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./Friday;]

On Saturday, the union agreed to negotiate with the company. The main issues are over wages, pension, insurance, and mandatory overtime. The union had originally said members would strike tonight at 11 if a new contract could not be reached.
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[ANCHOR=Joe]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

We'll bring you the latest on contract negotiations later today on News 7 at 5 and 6.




[45-E-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


He was a C-I-A nuclear engineer who grew up in Roanoke. Sunday, he was shot to death in Washington D.C.
28 year old John Muskopf Junior was walking home with some friends when a car pulled up and a gunman demanded money.
Officials say when Muskopf refused, the gunman shot him in the head and neck.
Muskopf was a 19-90 graduate of Patrick Henry's Governors School and attended the University of Virginia.
The Roanoke native was considered a rising star within the C-I-A.





[45-E-Explosives]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-15 58:58]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


A walk in the woods, produced an unusual find yesterday...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A fisherman was walking along a path near the Roanoke River Overlook when he found a box that he believed contained explosives.
A state police bomb technician was later notified.
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[SOT 20:35:53]
[IN Q=it was found]

((PETE SCHULA/PARK RANGER: IT WAS FOUND IN AN OLD ROTTED BAG ON THE RAILROAD IT'S BEEN THERE FOR SOMETIME IT'S UNKNOWN HOW LONG.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Schula/Park Ranger]
[RUNS=9]
[OUT Q=unknown how long.]
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[VO-NAT]


The box did indeed contain explosives and was disposed of by state police.
But officials say at no time were they considered a threat.
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[45-E-Blacksburg-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


An accident has claimed the life of a Lynchburg man, who was competing in a Blacksburg triathalon.
30 year old Gary Wayne Taylor died after his bicycle collided with a car... while he competed in the Third Annual Greater Blacksburg Triathlon.
A Virginia Tech spokesman says Taylor was pedaling near the Virginia Tech coliseum around nine A-M. He died about an hour later.
The triathlon is sponsored by the town of Blacksburg.


[45Weather]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Now, taking a look at the forecast... Expect a soggy day-Today will be partly cloudy with scattered showers Highs will be reaching the mid 80's... Tonight will continue to be partly cloudy and lows will be mild in the mid 60's...
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[ESS C] (EXTENDED) looking at the five day forecast ... expect rain on wednesday and friday... with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

I'll be back with more news in 30 minutes.[8-Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-14 1:12:13]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex]


In an end to 9 months of picketing, striking Rubatex workers will be heading back to work today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


The Union employees will return to work under the terms of their old contract while negotiations continue for a new contract.
The Union's president says this is an attempt to save the company financially.
No word yet on just how many have been called back so far -- or what will happen to the replacement workers.

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[8-E-Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-16 1:05:30]
[GRAPHIC=Celanese]


Rubatex employees return to work this morning, but Celanese and union leaders will begin negotiations of their own later today...in hopes of also avoiding a strike.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./Friday;]

On Saturday, the union agreed to negotiate with the company. The main issues are over wages, pension, insurance, and mandatory overtime. The union had originally said members would strike tonight at 11 if a new contract could not be reached.
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[ANCHOR=Joe]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

We'll bring you the latest on contract negotiations later today on News 7 at 5 and 6.




[8-E-Police-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-13 1:11;37]
[GRAPHIC=Police Chase]


A simple police stop in Salem turned dangerous on Sunday. State police say what started with a stop over an expired
state inspection sticker ---ended in a high speed chase.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston]


Authorities say after pulling the man over they found drug paraphernalia inside his car.
But before they could process the information... the man sped off taking authorities on a high sped chase down Interstate 81 and Route 460 before police cut him off in Elliston by Big Spring road.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:48:46]
[IN Q=He was going]

((TROOPER MATTHEW BRANNOCK:HE WAS GOING IN EXCESS OF 90 MILES AN HOUR SOMETIMES. WE FELL IN BEHIND HIM AT ELLISTON. HE MADE A COUPLE OF TURNS AND FELL OUT BEHIND THE RAILROAD TRACKS AND THAT'S WHERE HE BAILED OUT. WE DID A SEARCH OF THE AREA AND FOUND HIM HIDING IN A LOCAL RESIDENTS GARAGE.))
[SUPER=01-Matthew Brannock/Virginia State Police]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=resident's garage.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say the man told them he had smoked marijuana earlier and swallowed 4 ecstasy pills during the chase.
He was taken to the hospital.
Authorities have NOT released the man's name or details on any charges.
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[8-E-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A C-I-A nuclear engineer who grew up in Roanoke is dead this morning after being gunned down in Washington DCTERMS. on Sunday. 28 year old John Muskopf Junior was walking home with some friends when a car pulled up and a gunman demanded money.
Officials say when Muskopf refused, the gunman shot him in the head and neck.
Muskopf was a 19-90 graduate of Patrick Henry's Governors School and attended the University of Virginia.
The Roanoke native was considered a rising star within the C-I-A.





[8Weather]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Now, let's take a final look at the forecast this morning... Keep your umbrella with you--Today will be partly cloudy with scattered showers Highs will be reaching the mid 80's... Tonight will continue to be partly cloudy and lows will be mild in the mid 60's...
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[ESS C] (EXTENDED) We'll see you again on News 7 at noon. Have a good day...looking at the five day forecast ... expect rain on wednesday and friday... with highs in the mid to upper 80s.