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A deadly single-vehicle accident in Danville overnight-
Details just ahead.
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Celanese could have a strike on its hands soon -
Union workers say no to a contract.
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An overnight accident in Danville killed one person and injured another.
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Police say a Ford Pinto was traveling Eastbound on West Main Street - ONTO Memorial Drive - when it ran off the road and struck a pole.
The driver died at the scene.
A passenger was taken to the hospital.
Police are still investigating the crash.
They are not releasing the victims' names until the family is notified.
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Two months ago, union workers at the Celanese plant in Giles County rejected the company's contract offer.
Last night the company's latest contract was different, but the results were the same.
Marya Jones has more on an overwhelming defeat for the county's largest employer.
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[SUPER=01-Roger Sarver/Celanese Worker; :14]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Mullins/Union President; :32]
[SUPER=01-Rodney Dunn/Celanese Worker; :42]
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(( Unionized workers gave Celanese officials last, best offer a resounding thumbs down.
Saying the proposed contract fell short on pension, wages, grievance procedures and mandatory overtime, they rejected it nearly 2 to 1.
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[SOT 9:14 - :22]

((ROGER SARVER/EMPLOYEE: WE DON'T WANT THAT MUCH. WE JUST WANT A DECENT PENSION. AND THE MANDATORY OVERTIME. IT'S NOT RIGHT TO REQUIRE A MAN TO WORK 16 HOURS A DAY WHETHER HE WANTS TO OR NOT.))
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The vote could send the union and company negotiators back to the bargaining table.
But if it doesn't, union leaders say a strike will be authorized.
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((JIMMY MULLINS/UNION PRESIDENT: WE HAVE AGREED TO GIVE THEM 72 HOUR NOTICE OF WHEN WE PLAN ON WALKING OUT SO THERE CAN BE AN ORDERLY SHUT DOWN.))
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It's a threat that many union members had hoped to avoid.
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((RODNEY DUNN/CELANESE WORKER: I'D RATHER HAVE A LITTLE PAY AND KNOW I'VE GOT A JOB THAN HOLD OUT FOR SOMETHING ELSE AND NOT HAVE ONE.))
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Celanese makes acetate fiber used in cigarette filters and clothing.
Its more than one-thousand hourly workers are paid an average of 13 to 17 dollars an hour.
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[SU 16:56:44 - :54] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: THE UNION'S VOTE PUTS THE BALL BACK IN CELCO'S COURT. AND UNLESS THAT LEADS THEM BACK TO THE BARGAINING TABLE, UNION LEADERS SAY THEY'LL HIT THE PICKET LINE ON MONDAY. MARYA JONES, NEWS 7, NARROWS.))
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[11Firestone]


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Firestone is increasing production in an effort to produce enough tires to handle the recall of six million tires in North America.
The company says it'll replace tires free of charge.
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But some customers say the tire shortage is not their only problem.
Several local dealers aren't even sure which tires are included in the recall.
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((MARGARET ERINHARDT/FIRESTONE CUSTOMER: THEY SAID YES, THEY WERE FROM THE PLANT THAT HAD DEFECTIVE TIRES, BUT THEY WEREN'T SURE WHICH SPECIFIC BATCH IT WAS. SO I'M GOING ON THE PREMISE THAT WE'RE OK AND SAY MY PRAYERS.))
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Firestone recommends that drivers keep their tire pressure at 30 P-S-I.
The recall is expected to take up to 18 months.
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[Egypt-Air]


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Federal crash investigators have yet to pinpoint a cause for the crash of Egypt Air Flight 990 last October.
But they did released all 16-hundred pages of their report.
Terisa Estacio has the details.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Hall/NTSB; :10]
[SUPER=04-October 31, 1999; :59]
[SUPER=01-Moshen El Missiry/Egyptian Investigator; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/CBS News; 1:21]
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(((cg: October 31, 1999 )
The first official report into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 contains more than 16 hundred pages of documents.

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(cg: Jim Hall/NTSB; )
(INCUE; I want to make it perfectly clear that no determination as to

the cause of this crash has been made. We will continue to work with Egyptian officials to find the truth. )
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However, one part does reveal new information about the co-pilot. Gameel El-Batouty was alone in the cockpit when the plane started to make its deadly descent. In earlier statements U.S. investigators claimed El-Batouty deliberately crashed the plane into the ocean. And now this: The FBI found several incidents where Gameel El-Batouty exposed himself at this New York Hotel. The crew had stayed here prior to the fateful flight.

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(cg: Jim Hall/NTSB; )
(incue: These statements you refer to are a very small part of the

huge investigative document. (cut to ) Whether they are relevant or not will be determined during the analytical phase of this investigation. )
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Egyptian Officials continue to focus on possible mechanical problems with the Boeing 767. In Cairo, El-Batoutys family has angrily denounced any allegations of improper behavior.

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(cg: Mohsen El Missiry /Egyptian Investigator ; )
(INCUE: This is very painful for the families and harmful to the

investigation which has not been concluded. )
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(incue: The NTSB Chairman says the report did not uncover any safety

issues. So, there will not be any hearings to discuss the enormous report. There is no word right now on when the investigation into what caused the crash will be completed. TE, CBS NEWS, NY ) ))
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[Loretta-Young]


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Actress Loretta Young has died.
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Her longtime agent and friend Norman Brokaw says Young died this morning of ovarian cancer.
Her career started in the days of the silent movies and continued to television.
She won the Academy Award for "The Farmer's Daughter."
From 1953 to 1963, she appeared on television's "The Loretta Young Show."
She was 87 years old.
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[11Drowning]


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A six year old boy drowned this week in the Roanoke River.
It's in an area residents along the river are calling unsafe for people of any age.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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((Conner Lovell was swimming in the Roanoke River near Green Hill Park Wednesday night around seven when he disappeared under the water. Police are releasing few details about the incident but say the boys mother was there when it happened. David Crouch used to bring his kids to the river to swim, but says it's just to dangerous.

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((DAVID CROUCH: IT'S REAL SHALLOW RIGHT HERE BUT WHEN YOU DROP DOWN TO THE OTHER SIDE IT GOES DOWN ABOUT SIX FEET, WHEN YOU GET NEAR THE BIG ROCKS IT DROPS OFF OVER YOUR HEAD THAT'S TO DANGEROUS FOR THE KIDS.))
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Crouch's daughter Keisha says her dad keeps a close eye on her when she's in the water.

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((KEISHA CROUCH: MY DAD ONLY LETS ME SWIM IN THE SHALLOW PART, I'M NOT ALLOWED TO SWIM IN THE RIVER.))
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Officials say the murky water is also deceiving to kids who may jump off a rock into water over their head. Roanoke County Police are asking anyone with information about Wednesdays drowning to give them a call. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke County.))

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A woman in Vinton has been charged in the drowning death of a two year old girl she was babysitting.
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Leni Whitmire was indicted yesterday on felony child abuse and neglect after Hailey Wilson drowned in an "above ground" pool.
Whitmire could face up to ten years in prison and a one hundred thousand dollar fine.
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[11Autumn-Lane]


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The city of Roanoke is suing a contractor accused of building a defective house.
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The city is suing Phillip Bane of Roanoke for not fixing the house he built on Autumn Lane. The foundation's cracked -- the return air vent was not properly sealed -- and the vinyl siding was never attached to the house. The city has charged Bane with several misdemeanors and forced him to temporarily stop construction before this. He refuses to comment but plans to build ten more houses just like the house on Autumn Lane near Salem.
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[11Campbell-Moonshine]


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The Campbell County sheriff 's department has struck back at a white lightning operation.
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Deputies seized 17 gallons of bootleg whiskey and 17 drums of mash from a still in Altavista.
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The "setup" was hidden in the woods by a stream. Two vehicles, a pound and a half of marijuana and twenty pot plants were also taken.
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((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: IT'S RELATIVELY UNUSUAL TO HAVE THIS IN CAMPBELL COUNTY ALTHOUGH IT'S NOT UNHEARD OF. I THINK THE LAST STILL WE FOUND AND DESTROYED WAS TEN YEARS AGO SO IT'S NOT REALLY ALL THAT COMMON.))
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49-year-old Lennie Mitchell has been charged with a felony of making untaxed alcohol. Sheriff's deputies are considering charges against another person as well.

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If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calendar.
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We want to take a moment to let our viewers know that News 7 Saturday Morning will resume our Weekend Diner segments soon.
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If you have any suggestions or would like to join us with a recipe on Weekend Diner - please send us the information at...
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Coming up......
a strike is possible as union workers at Giles County's largest employer reject another contract offer,
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and Democrats avoid a fight among themselves as they move a fundraiser away from the Playboy Mansion.
we will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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Danville authorities are investigating a single-vehicle accident that killed one person and injured another early this morning.
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A passenger had to be removed from the Ford Pinto - which struck a pole at the intersection of West Main Street and Memorial Drive.
Police say it was a single car crash - they're still investigating.
The driver died at the scene.
The passenger was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center.
Police have not released their names - pending family notification. Memorial Drive is open again after being closed nearly two hours.
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Union workers say a strike is possible now that they have turned down the latest contract offer from Celanese.
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It is the second time in two months, workers have rejected an offer from Giles County's largest employer.
This time it was by more than a two-to-one margin.
Workers say the proposed contract fell short on pension, wages, grievance procedures, and mandatory overtime.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We don't want]

((ROGER SARVER/EMPLOYEE: WE DON'T WANT THAT MUCH. WE JUST WANT A DECENT PENSION. AND THE MANDATORY OVERTIME. IT'S NOT RIGHT TO REQUIRE A MAN TO WORK 16 HOURS A DAY WHETHER HE WANTS TO OR NOT.))
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[OUT Q=wants to or not.]
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The rejection means negotiators will have to head back to bargaining table. If not the union says it could walk out as early as Monday.
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[11Danville-rape]


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A woman in Danville says she was gang raped yesterday morning.
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Authorities say a woman opened the door for her friend when four men forced their way into the home.
Officers say the suspects tied her friend up and raped her.
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((MAJ. B.C. ELLIOTT/DANVILLE POLICE DEPT.: HER FRIEND WHO SHE INITIALLY SAID WAS HER HUSBAND TOLD HER TO BE QUIET. THEN HER HUSBAND AND THE FOUR BLACK MALES CAME TO THE BEDROOM. THEN THE BLACK MALES DRUG HER HUSBAND. ONE OF THEM HAD A WEAPON. ALL FOUR RAPED HER.))
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Investigators are also trying to figure out if there is a connection to an incident Thursday night where four black men assaulted and robbed a man at the INNKEEPER Motel.

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A border patrol agent is hospitalized this morning after being struck by a van.
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It happened last night in San Diego County, California.
A van with eight passengers ran over two agents.
After being struck one of the agents fired at the van and hit at least one person.
Two people in the van were taken to the hospital.
One agent is still hospitalized.
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[Ashworth]
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Joining me now is actor and model Chris Ashworth.

Tell us a little about The Replacements.
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And you're also in another movie that opened yesterday - Cecil - B - Demented - it's the latest film by director John Waters.

And you've recently starred in a film called "Aquarius" - can you tell us more about that?

And you've also got your own website if anyone would like to find out more about you.... You can find a link to that...
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[TAKE WEB WATCH FS] on our home page at WDBJ-7-dot-com.
Just click on WebWatch.

Thanks for joining us.

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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Everyone knows... America loves football... So will movie-goers love "The Replacements"?
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Anna Wentworth tells us if it's a box office touchdown... a little later in the newscast.
But first if you are traveling today........
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[Sanchez-Fundraiser]


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Representative Loretta Sanchez has bowed to pressure from party leaders to move a democratic National Convention week fund raiser from the Playboy Mansion to Universial Studios.
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In exchange, party officials have restored the California lawmaker's speaking slot at the Convention, which opens Monday.
The sold-out fundraiser benefits Hispanic Unity, USA, which promotes voter registration among Latinos. The event is expected to attract at least 600 people.
The fund-raising flap caused controversy in advance of the party convention at a time when Al Gore was hoping to stress the importance of moral values.
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Democratic Senator Chuck Robb says he's NOT going to run away from Bill Clinton on the campaign scene.
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They've campaigned and raised money together for years.
But the media were barred from a fundraiser this week at the Albemarle estate of Patricia Kluge.
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((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: WHY DIDN'T HE LET ANYBODY IN THERE TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH HIS GOOD BUDDY PRESIDENT CLINTON? IF HE WAS SO PROUD? MAYBE THEY DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE A PICTURE OF THEM SIPPING WINE AND NIBBLING CHEESE.
BUT THEY COULD HAVE PUT THE WINE AND CHEESE DOWN AND JUST TAKEN A NICE FRIENDLY PICTURE OF THE TWO BUDDIES.))
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((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I THINK MANY POLITICAL CANDIDATES MAKE A MISTAKE IN DOING IS THAT THEY TRY TO RUN AWAY FROM THEIR FRIENDS. OR RUN AWAY FROM PEOPLE THAT THEY HAVE WORKED WITH. I'M HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT THE AREAS THAT WE'VE HAD DIFFERENCES. AND I'M HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT THE AREAS WHERE WE HAVE BEEN IN CONCERT. BUT I DON'T THINK IT WOULD BE CREDIBLE TO SAY "HEY I DON'T KNOW THE GUY." WE'VE BEEN PERSONAL FRIENDS FOR 20 YEARS.))30
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Robb says Republicans lose credibility by trying to do "guilt by association," because Virginia voters know his record.
Allen says that's just the point: Robb votes with Clinton 87 percent of the time.
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[Pat-Buchanan]


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Pat Buchanan has named his Refrom Party running mate.
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Buchanan announced yesterday, Ezola Foster, a teacher and conservative activist will round out the Reform ticket.
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[IN Q=you know]

((PAT BUCHANAN: YOU KNOW RICHARD NIXON ONCE TOLD ME NOT TO COUNT YOUR FRIENDS WHEN YOU'RE ON TOP OF THE WORLD, BUT TO COUNT YOUR FRIENDS WHEN THE WORLD IS ON TOP OF YOU. AND I BELEIVE THAT ISOLA FOSTER HAS BEEN THE KIND OF FRIEND WHO HAS BEEN WITH ME THROUGH EVERY TOUGH HARDSHIP WE HAVE HAD OVER THE PAST SEVEN YEARS.))
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Buchanan isn't the only Reform Party Candidate, though.
The party has split in two. Opponents of Buchanan have named John Hagelin (HAYG'-lin) their candidate.
Now Buchan may have to go to court to see which faction gains control of the party's 12 and a-half (m) million-dollar federal campaign fund.

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A black bear that was injured by a trap set by Virginia Tech researchers is back in the woods this morning.
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Game wardens set it free in an undisclosed location, where they'll continue to check on it.
They're not saying WHERE ... Only that it's in an area where bear hunting is illegal.
Veterinarians say the bear is in good health despite having her paw Monday at Tech's vet school.
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The bear was injured when it broke loose from the trap's tether and it caught on some shrubs.
Tech researchers say they're working to make their traps safer. (------------)