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Today on News 7 at 5, a factory in our area says it is shutting down- laying off 300 workers. We'll have a live report.
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also layoffs come a day early to Norfolk Southern. We'll have the details.
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ANOTHER HAZY, HOT, AND HUMID DAY ACROSS THE AREA...WILL IT CONTINUE... I'LL TELL YOU COMING UP.....

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Also today, railroad historians will want to hear about a new book by a local writer,
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and after several days on the run, a wayward show dog is reunited with his owner.
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((THE RAILROAD'S BEEN GOOD TO US, BUT NOT TODAY THEY HAVEN'T. ))
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200 Norfolk Southern employees were laid off this morning.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The company furloughed the East End shop workers today.
The railroad says a decrease in coal demand is to blame.
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But N-S Carmen say they aren't satisfied with that answer.
The Union president hopes to see some of his coworkers employed soon.
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((THEY TOLD US WHEN THE ACQUISITION CAME ABOUT THAT THERE WOULD BE A LOT OF JOBS HERE IN ROANOKE. BUT THERE ARE NO JOBS AT NORFOLK SOUTHERN. MAYBE SOME IN NEW JERSEY, AND THERE WERE SOME IN HARRISBURG THIS MORNING, BUT THEY ARE FILLED ALREADY. ))
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The carmen's union president cites the Conrail merger as a possible reason.
Employees say working for the railroad hasn't been the same since the merger.
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((WHEN IT WAS FIRST ANNOUNCED, THEY SAID IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR EMPLOYEES IN ROANOKE, UNTIL ONE YEAR TO THE DAY TO THAT ACQUISITION, THEY TOLD US WE WERE BEING SHUT DOWN.))
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Union members are hopeful that they will be called back to work.
Their last furlough lasted 18 months.
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Pulaski Furniture will lay off almost 300 people when it closes its Martinsville plant in October. Employees got the word today.
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Tina Tenret is at the plant with more.
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Another work slowdown locally - A tire plant is putting the brakes on production for two weeks.
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Yokohama will suspend manufacturing from August 20th until September 1st in an attempt to reduce inventory.
Workers will not be paid during the leave.
Company officials told News 7 they are working with the Virginia Unemployment Commission to ensure employee eligibility of unemployment benefits during the shutdown.
The company says they don't anticipate similar action to happen again.
The Salem facility has been making tires for 10 years and employs more than one thousand people.
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A deadly bomb ripped through an underground walkway in Moscow-
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Seven people were killed and 22 more injured today when the bomb went off in a packed underground walkway- filled with commuters and shoppers.
A second bomb was also found and defused near the scene at Pushkin Square.
The area is one of the busiest in Moscow- adjoining two major streets and three subway stations-
Moscow and other Russian cities have been jittery since a series of apartment bombings late last year that killed about 300 people. The Kremlin blamed those bombings on Chechen rebels- The chechens deny the charge.
There is no immediate claim of responsibility for today's blast.
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Mother nature is to blame for Wildfires out west- The fires are forcing hundreds of people from their homes- and taking a toll on firefighters who've gone on little sleep for days now.
As Terri Okita reports, the President headed West today to survey the area and offer support.
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(( THE DAYS ARE GETTING LONGER AND THE JOB IS GETTING TOUGHER FOR FIREFIGHTERS IN MONTANA AND IDAHO ANOTHER DAY OF SCORCHING TEMPERATURES, SHIFTING WINDS, AND THINNING RESOURCES HAS CRIPPLED THEIR EFFORTS. The fire is just too big. Theres too much uncontrolled fireline, so the efforts have switched from putting the fire out to just saving the structures. DOZENS OF STRUCTURES HAVE ALREADY BEEN DESTROYED IN WESTERN MONTANA MANY MORE ARE BEING THREATENED. HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN EVACUATED OR ARE PREPARING TO LEAVE.
OFFICIALS CALL THIS THE WORST SEASON IN 50-YEARS SMOKE FROM THE FIRES SO THICK, THE IMAGE IS CAPTURED FROM SPACE ON NASAS SATELLITE. PRESIDENT CLINTON TOURED THE DEVASTATION IN IDAHO AND THANKED FIREFIGHTERS FOR ALL THEIR WORK.
CLINTON Were going to release today about 150-million dollars in emergency funds to help continue to fight the fire and to help restore the area afterward.
ALMOST A MILLION ACRES HAVE BURNED ACROSS 11-WESTERN STATES. AND WITH RESOURCES QUICKLY DEPLETING, THE FOREST SERVICE SAYS ITS DESPERATELY SEARCHING FOR EXPERIENCED FIREFIGHTERS TO HELP OUT. MEANWHILE, FORECASTERS ARE NOT CALLING FOR A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER, AND THAT MEANS MORE 12-HOUR DAYS FOR CREWS WITH NO END IN SIGHT. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS..))

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The Democratic ticket begins its first day of campaigning together. We'll have that story after the break,
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also the Confederate submarine the Hunley sees the light of day for the first time in 136 years.
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Al Gore made it official today-
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His choice for a running mate is Joseph Lieberman- the U-S Senator from Connecticut.
Gore made the announcement at a campaign rally in Nashville.
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((AL GORE/D- VICE PRESIDENT/ PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I WANTED SOMEONE WHO COULD WORK WITH ME AS SOMEONE WHO SHARES MY VALUES AND BELIEVES IN THE PROMISE OF AMERICA AS I DO.))
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This was Gore and Lieberman's first appearance together- Gore noted he's making history choosing a Jewish running mate for the ticket.
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A Civil War relic preserved under the Atlantic Ocean for 136 years was raised to the surface today.
Lee Cowan has more the resurrection of the Hunley.
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(((Locator: Off Charleston, SC)
It was a moment the south had been waiting for for 136 years. The daunting technological task of returning 9 brave confederate soldiers and the machine that made maritime history.

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Brought up 30 feet from the murky bottom of the Charleston Harbor, the H.L. Hunley, a 40-foot crude experiment in submarine warfare, finally ended the mission she began during the Civil War.

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She arrived to a crowded harbor with canon fire and 21-gun salutes, a grateful Charleston giving a hero's welcome to a crew that's become legend.

(Sot, State Sen. Glen McConell, Hunley Commission, 15:45:37, "This city

sat... back home.:)
The last time the Hunley left this harbor it was a cold February night in 1864. The hand cranked sub, fashioned from an old steam engine boiler, rammed its torpedo into the side of a Union warship. She became the first submarine to ever sink an enemy vessel, but she went down too, a suicide mission done by an all volunteer crew.

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Some pieces of the Hunley have already been recovered in good shape, giving archeologists reason to think the rest of the Hunley and her crew will be preserved as well.

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spar... goingn to be incredible.")

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)) [TAKE WEBSITE PINNACLE PAGE FULL] If you would like to learn more about the Hunley recovery, you can check out our website of the day through a link to our webpage at WDBJ7-dot-com.

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Faced with the retirement of several long- time employees, Lynchburg's public works department is forced to restructure itself.
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Ray Booth is leaving this fall after 25 years on the job.. the city's utilities director Terry Reid also has retired.
Officials today announced they were creating a separate public utilities department to handle the increasing workload generated by new federal regulations.
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((PAUL CUMINSKEY/CONSULTANT: THE REGULATORY, THE FINANCIAL, ALL THE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ARE ALL BECOMING MUCH MORE COMPLEX THAN THEY WERE FIVE YEARS AGO, TEN YEARS AGO.. AND THEY'RE GOING TO GET EVEN MORE COMPLEX FROM WHAT WE SEE AT SOME OF THE THINGS COMING OUT OF WASHINGTON.))
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Booth will be replaced by Bruce McNabb, who currently is public works director in Decatur, Illinois.
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Rail buffs will want to stay tuned.
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Up next, we'll see how a local writer is celebrating the golden days of passenger service. Jacey Birch takes us to the tracks when News 7 at 5 returns.
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A local historical society has been working decades to accumulate enough artifacts to fill a museum.
It's accomplished the task - Now information is being offered to the public through the society's first researched book-
Jacey Birch takes us on a railroad ride down memory lane.
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Coming up today in Sports, the Braves are about to spend 90 million dollars to sign a top player,
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[vo-nat] also we'll be there as a runaway dog is reunited with his owner.
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The number of Syphilis cases continue to plague Danville. Last year the city reported 99 cases of the disease--more than any other city in the state.
And so far this year Danville has reported 52 cases.
Danville is not standing by waiting for those numbers to climb anymore.
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Surae Chinn is in our Danville Newsroom with how the city is charging forward to curb the disease.
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Jean--Health officials stress that this disease is treatable and they are making an effort to provide more time, facilities and care.
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The problem so great that Dr. Geoffrey Smith, the director of the Danville Health Department teamed up with two different medical facilities in order to treat more syphilis patients.
The Southside Family medical center is one of them. It's open 6 days a week. Monday through Fridays 8-5 and Tuesdays and Thursdays open until 8 in the evening. The center is also open Saturdays.
In Axton, the Sandy River Medical Center has hours Monday through Friday 8:30 until 5.
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((JOAN LANIER/FAMILY NURSE PRATICTIONER: MORE WILL RECEIVE TREATMENT AND MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE TREATED THE LESS CASES WE WILL HAVE OUT THERE AND THEY WILL NOT SPREAD IT FROM PERSON TO PERSON.))
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Antibiotics can cure syphilis but it's not a guarantee as time passes.
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((JOAN LANIER/FAMILY NURSE PRACTICIONER:YOU CAN EXPECT A GREATER INCIDENCE OF DISEASE BECAUSE OF THAT LACK OF ACCESS.))
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and often times the doctor will find that the patient not only has syphilis but other sexually transmitted diseases as well.
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question: how does the patient go about getting this free treatment? [SURAE FULL/MICROWAVE]
They must get a voucher through the Health department. have them checked out and then make an appointment with the two facilities.

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A very pleasant good afternoon to you everyone as we open up the Tuesday ticker with yet another of those ete popping contracts from the big leagues.
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Reports out of Atlanta today indicate the Braves are ready to open the check book and in effect sign it over to third baseman Chipper Jones.
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The reigning National League most valuable player, who is elligible to become a free agent at the end of the season, will instead stay with the Braves and sign a new six year contract worth $90 million dollars. The deal would give Chipper $15 million a season and make him the highest paid player on the team. He's currently hitting 307 with 24 homers and 79 rbis.
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A couple of first place teams in the American League are playing a doubleheader in the day's top big league matchup as the White Sox host the Mariners for two.

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The Lynchburg Hillcats continue their seven game homestand tonight at Merritt Hutchinson Stadium with another date with the Winston-Salem Warthogs.
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The Hillcats beat the Hogs 16 to 3 last night to improve to 18 and 23 on the season, good enough for second place in the Northern Division behind the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
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While the Cats aren't in a habit of producing 16 runs night in and night out, Lynchburg is swinging the lumber with effectiveness this season and the club has made steady strides all year long.
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The Hillcats and the Warthogs hit the diamond tonight at 7:05. Lynchburg is one and a half games behind Wilmington for the lead in the Northern Division.

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ESPN the magazine's college football preview issue hits area newsstands tomorrow with who else but Michael Vick on the cover. We'll check out his photo shoot tonight at six.
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Plus, the Friday Football Extra preseason road show rolls in the Mount - as new head Billy Miles and the Franklin County Eagles grab a share of the preseason spotlight.
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All that and much more coming your way tonight on News 7 at six. Take care everybody and have a safe night.

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Rocky, the English Mastiff, is on his way home to North Carolina.
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The dog was re-united with his owner this afternoon.
Rocky had been missing for five days- -since his escape from a dog show at the Salem Civic Center.
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((IF HE WAS BY HIMSELF, HE'S YOUNG. IT WAS THE VERY FIRST TIME HE'D EVER BEEN AWAY FROM HOME BY HIMSELF. SO, HE PROBABLY WAS SCARED TO DEATH, AND HE GOT HID AND DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.))
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Rocky turned up at Sherwood Burial Park this morning at Leo Walker's apartment on the cemetery grounds. Around seven o'clock, he heard beer bottles being knocked over outside. He got up, opened the door and found Rocky.
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((I ALMOST FEEL GUILTY MAKING THIS EASY MONEY. BUT I COULD USE IT RIGHT NOW, SO.....))
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Kim Siebert left for home with nothing but praise for Walker, Salem police, residents and the Roanoke Kennel Club members who'd been out beating the bushes, looking for Rocky.
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