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Authorities are still trying to figure out how an armed man got on board a plane at New York's J-F-K Airport, and kept police at bay for more than five hours last night.
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And Bank of America announces THOUSANDS of job cuts, mostly in middle and senior management.
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We're starting the day off with sunny skies but the clouds working their way in from the northwest may be bringing in some showers. Forecast details are ahead.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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News 7 at noon is next.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Authorities will file charges this afternoon against the suspect in last night's five- hour standoff aboard a National Airlines plane in New York.
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[Hostage-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A court appearance is set for this afternoon for the man who's accused of storming a crowded jetliner at New York's Kennedy Airport.
An F-B-I spokesman says Aaron Commey (KOH'-mee) will be formally charged.
Manual Gallegus reports.
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[Bank-cuts]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The Wall Street Journal is reporting some major changes for Bank of America.
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The banking giant announced the elimination of as many as ten-thousand jobs.
Nearly 7 percent of its work force will be let go over the next year to revive growth and reduce costs.
Bank of America merged with Nationsbank which owned numerous branches throughout Virginia.
The bulk of the cuts would occur in middle and senior management ranks. The bank now employs one hundred fifty thousand people.
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[Concorde-Crash]


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French authorities believe that TWO of the ill- fated Concorde's engines were having problems before the plane went down Tuesday.
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There's still the question of the repair work done to one of the engines just before the flight began.
Investigators are also looking at whether a tire may have exploded on take-off.
Meanwhile, Air France employees attended a service in memory of their fallen colleagues and passengers.
All the victims' bodies have been recovered from the crash site.
Authorities have seized the jet's repair records and questioned mechanics as part of a criminal investigation that may result in charges of involuntary manslaughter.
113 people died when the Concorde crashed into a hotel.
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[Moonshine]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jda]
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Two of the central figures in a federal moonshining case were in court today, pleading their innocence.
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Three more defendants were arraigned this morning, including Dee Stanley, and William Lee Helms.
Helms' Attorney described the charges against his client as pure fantasy and speculation.
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((JONATHAN ROGERS/HELMS' ATTORNEY: AND I EXPECT MY CLIENT WILL BE FOUND INNOCENT AT THE END OF THIS ORDEAL.))
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Barbara Ellen Hale also entered a not guilty plea this morning. Twenty-seven people now face federal charges in the wake of Operation Lightning Strike.
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[Pledge]


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A Roanoke Police officer who was recently-indicted on racketeering and drug trafficking charges is out of jail, free on bond.
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Frederick Pledge spent nearly four days in jail. He was released yesterday when his girlfriend's father posted property in Martinsville, clearing the way for his release on 100-thousand dollars bond.
Court papers filed by his attorney this week indicate Pledge has been cooperating with investigators, since they broke it to him on June 9th that he was a criminal suspect.
Pledge was indicted a week ago, accused of racketeering and drug trafficking.
His attorney says Pledge maintains his innocence.
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[Kathie-Farewell]


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It's a sad day for fans of "Regis and Kathie Lee" and the end of an era for morning television.
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After 15 years as co- host of the talk show, Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance today.
The farewell program included old clips and taped goodbye messages.
Among the highlights-- Gifford received a Mickey Mouse statuette from her boss, Disney C-E-O Michael Eisner and a proclamation of Kathie Lee Gifford Day in New York.
Afterwards, Kathie Lee told reporters she has no regrets.
But she told them what she'll miss the most...
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((KATHIE LEE GIFFORD: WELL, REGIS-- I'M GOING TO MISS HOST CHAT WITH HIM. I'M GOING TO MISS SHARING OUR LIVES TOGETHER. BUT HE DOES LITERALLY LIVE AROUND THE CORNER, AND WHEN HE NEEDS TO BORROW MONEY, HE KNOWS WHERE TO FIND ME.))
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Meanwhile, the show is still searching for Kathie Lee's replacement.
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[Lexington-Fire]


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It's been more than a week since fire destroyed The Lexington Presbyterian Church, but the community hasn't forgotten the efforts of the fire fighters who tried to save it. Last night they were honored. Kate Weidaw has more.
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It's a day many wish would have never happened. The day Lexington watched flames destroy its historic Presbyterian Church. Now the community is coming together to pray and reflect on the day they lost their church.

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((CHIEF ROBERT FORESMAN/LEXINGTON FIRE CHIEF: I CAN'T TELL YOU THE NUMBER OF TIMES I SAW PEOPLE BRINGING WATER UP AND DOWN THE STREETS TO GIVE IT TO THE FIRE FIGHTERS.))
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Lexington Fire Chief Robert Foresman called it one of the worst fires he ever saw. It took 6 exhausting hours for fire fighters to extinguish the flames, something they train year-round to do. And now the men and women who put their heart into saving the church are being called heroic.

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((BILL KLEIN/PASTOR: IT WAS AMAZED THEY WERE ABLE TO SAVE THE EDUCATION BUILDING I WAS AMAZED IT DIDN'T GET CONSUMED THE WHOLE BLOCK SO I THINK THEY'RE HEROIC.))
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Frances Tolley sat in the same pew with her husband for 56 years. But instead of looking to the past she's looking forward to her future in the church.

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((FRANCES TOLLEY/CHURCH MEMBER: IT'S SAD BUT WE CAN'T SIT AROUND AND BALL AND CRY ABOUT IT WE HAVE TO PICK UP AND MORE ON.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: WHILE CHURCH MEMBERS ARE HAPPY THE FLAMES DIDN'T SPREAD TO OTHER BUSINESSES, QUESTIONS STILL REMAIN ON WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THIS HISTORIC LANDMARK.))
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((BILL KLEIN/PASTOR: WE INTEND TO REBUILD BUT LOTS IS GOING TO HAPPEN BETWEEN NOW AND THEN.))
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And Pastor Klein reminds his parish that they may have lost a building but it has brought the community closer together. Kate Weidaw News 7 Lexington.))




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Carilion New River Valley Medical Center is getting rid of its eldercare program to relieve overcrowding.
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The hospital is gradually doing away with the on-site nursing facility over the next year.
After that, the 27-bed space will be used to treat emergency care patients.
The "year-old" hospital has 97 beds.
During busy times, it's been forced to put two patients to a room.
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((VIRGINIA OUSLEY/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: THIS AREA IS AN AREA WE CAN EXPAND AND GROW INTO WITHOUT ANY LARGE CONSTRUCTION, MINIMAL CONVERSION DOLLARS...AND SO THAT ALSO LED TO THE DECISION WE HAD TO MAKE.))
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The hospital says NO jobs will be lost.
It's offering to help its elderly patients find new nursing homes.
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[AEP-Turbine]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Some area AEP customers may get their power with a little help from the wind.
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Crews for American Electric Power were in Forest yesterday, putting the finishing touches on the first wind turbine in the state of Virginia.
Wind spins the blades, generating electrical energy which is then sent to a nearby substation.
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((LARRY JACKSON/AEP DISTRICT MANAGER: BASICALLY, ALL WE'VE DONE IS JUST TIE IT IN TO OUR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, SO IT COULD HAVE GONE JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE. WE ALSO WANTED IT TO BE CLOSE TO A MAJOR HIGHWAY TO MAKE SURE FOLKS KNEW THAT WE HAD THIS WINDMILL, AND ON THE SIDE OF IT, THE TURBINE ITSELF, IT GIVES YOU THE WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN PULL IT UP AND SEE IT.))
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By logging on to "aep-dot-com", customers can see just how much energy the winds produce.
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