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More workers return to New River Castings -- on the same day the state fines its parent company for safety violations.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Also tonight on News 7 at Six, funding cuts hit Roanoke's Harrison museum hard.

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In sports, US Open highlights, Virginia Amateur Sports names its Commonwealth Games male and female athletes of the year, the Cavaliers are getting ready for Richmond and
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Just two days left for the Hokies to prepare for East Carolina and prevent the Pirates from stealing a game.
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Where has summer gone.... will it return...... I'll have your cool forecast coming up in just a little bit.....

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The state cites Intermet for dozens of safety violations ... six months after the explosion that killed three of its workers.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

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The plant started producing auto parts again today, even as the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry published a 28-page report charging it with willful and serious safety violations.
Intermet faces 801-thousand dollars in fines as a result.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Marya/Microwave]


Marya Jones is in our New River newsroom with more on the report and what it means for Intermet and victims in the explosion.
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Jean, today was a grim anniversary for family members of the three people killed in the explosion and
It could prove to be a costly anniversary for Intermet.
The 801-thousand dollar fine could open the company up to lawsuits.
Attorneys for the victims are saying the fine could be just the beginning....
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(( The 28-page report depicts a plant that failed to train and protect its workers from the dangers within. [***cover with pre-pro'd board***]
It charges the company with 21 willful violations and 20 labeled "serious."
Together, they carry 801-thousand dollars in penalties.
Family members of Karen Hamilton, who died in the blast, say it's too little too late.
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((EDWARD ANDERSON: IT'S A JOKE. BECAUSE THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THERE AND DONE THEIR JOB BEFORE THIS HAPPENED. NOT WAIT TILL AN ACCIDENT LIKE THIS HAPPENS.)) [RUNS:07]
Investigators found that a chemical used to help make auto parts leaked into the plant's basement for two days before the explosion.
The report indicates that it could have been ignited by workers welding or smoking in the area. [***cover with pre-pro'd quote***]
An Intermet spokesman says: "We are reviewing these citations, as well as the results of our own investigation. To the extent we have not already done so, we will incorporate any findings into our own ongoing safety initiatives."
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[NATSOUND] ((QUICK NATS: WORK AT PLANT TODAY)) [RUNS:02]
Meanwhile, Intermet tried to get business booming again as 52 more workers joined about 150 already there.
The company promises a cleaner, safer, "model" plant.
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((DOUG HOWELL/PLANT HR MANAGER: IT'S GOING TO BE A SHOWPLACE FROM BOTH A PRODUCTION STANDPOINT AND A SAFETY STANDPOINT WITHIN THE CORPORATION.)) [RUNS:05]))
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Now, attorneys are lining up to file suit against Intermet.
Robbie Jenkins, the attorney for Debra Sheppard's family tells me he'll pursue it as far as he can.
And it doesn't end just there -- the city of Radford still hasn't put out ITS report on the explosion.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Marya/Microwave]


Radford Commonwealth's attorney Randall Duncan says he's looking at possible criminal charges in the explosion.
Jean?

[Corporal-Punishment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A policy that would let foster parents become the only state-sanctioned entities who could hit or spank children was under attack today in Richmond.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SUPER=01-Juanita May/Vol. Emerg. Families for Children; :]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robin Foster/Pediatrician; :]
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(( The State Social Services Board approved a corporal punishment policy in June-- and has heard criticism ever since.
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((PATTY HUBER/FOSTER PARENT: THEY ARE TOLD THAT THEY ARE TAKEN AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES BECAUSE THEIR FAMILIES HURT THEM. NOW YOU WANT TO PLACE THEM WITH OTHERS WHO HURT THEM. STRANGERS WHO HURT THEM. TRY RATIONALIZING THIS WITH A 12 YEAR OLD CHILD.)) [runs:12]
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((JUANITA MAY/VOL. EMERGENCY FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN: I HAVE SEEN CHILDREN FALL TO THEIR KNEES, COVER THEIR HEAD TO PROTECT THEMSELVES WHEN MAKING A MISTAKE AS SIMPLE AS TURNING OVER A CUP OF MILK.)) [runs:11 ]
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((DR. ROBIN FOSTER/PEDIATRICIAN: HITTING A CHILD, EVEN WITH ONE'S HAND, CAN CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING INTERNAL INJURIES LIKE LIVER LACERATIONS, SPLEEN LACERATIONS, AND BOWEL INJURIES.)) [runs:07 ]
Lynchburg social worker Gretchen Wagner was one of only a handful of speakers supporting the spanking policy.
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((GRETCHEN WAGNER/LYNCHBURG SOCIAL WORKER: SOME CHILDREN ARE BENEFITTED BY NON-ABUSIVE PHYSICAL DISCIPLINE.)) [runs:05 ]
Advocates of the spanking policy say it will help recruit foster families.
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((JIM FIORELLI/GOVERNOR'S ADVISORY BOARD: THE END RESULT IS THAT MANY MORE OF OUR FINE VIRGINIA FAMILIES...CHILDREN WHO SO DESPERATELY NEED THEM. THANK YOU.)) [runs:13 ]
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((LUCIEN LOMBARDO/OLD DOMINION UNIV. PROFESSOR: IT SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT THE PROCESS THROUGH WHICH SOCIAL SERVICES RECRUITS FOSTER PARENTS, IF THE ONLY WAY THE BOARD CAN SEE TO RECRUIT FOSTER PARENTS IS TO SEE THAT THOSE WHO WANT TO SPANK CHILDREN ARE SUPPORTED IN THEIR DESIRES. PANDERING TO WOULD-BE SPANKERS IS NOT THE WAY.)) [runs:16]
The board will take written comments for another two weeks and vote again in October.
The chairwoman promises at least some changes.
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((CAROLANN CORYELL/SOCIAL SERVICES CHAIRWOMAN: LET ME REASSURE EVERYONE THAT THIS STATE BOARD IS NOT FOR ABUSE OF ANY KIND.)) [runs:06 ]
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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Virginia public schools' new minute of silence has survived its latest court challenge.
A panel of federal appeals court judges in Richmond has let the policy stay in place, pending a federal hearing in Alexandria on Friday.
The American Civil Liberties Union says the new law blurs the line between church and state by actually suggesting children can pray, meditate, or reflect.
Virginia's school superintendent has suggested just announcing that children should observe one minute of silence.



[Harrison-Museum]


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A major cut in city funding has cost the Harrison Museum of African-American Culture more than 65-thousand dollars a year.
Today, museum supporters asked Roanoke City Council to reconsider their request for funding.
[Double Boxes=Jean and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is reporting tonight from Breckenridge Middle School, where City Council has been meeting this afternoon.
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(Rollcue: straining the museum's finances.)
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[OUT Q=so we're not giving up.]
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Still ahead on News 7, a delay in renovations to Lynchburg's City Stadium.
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And new technology at an area hosital is helping diagnose heart attacks, almost before they happen.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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New technology at Lewis Gale Medical Center is making it easier for physicians to detect an impending heart attack.
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It's called the MIDA system, and the hospital now has six of the machines in its emergency room.
MIDA goes a step beyond the standard E-K-G by providing a three dimensional movie of the heart and its electrical activity, on a continuous basis.
And it's most effective on hard to diagnose patients.
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((CAMI JONES/DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY AND TRANSFER SERVICES: IT WILL HELP US GET DEFINITIVE TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS. IT WILL KEEP PATIENTS THAT DON'T NEED TO BE IN A HOSPITAL BED AND DON'T NEED TO WORRY SO MUCH ABOUT A CARDIAC EVENT, IT WILL HELP US CLEAR UP ANY QUESTION THAT THEY MIGHT POSSIBLY HAVE))
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MIDA is attached to a patient like an E-K-G.
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[Waterworks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The owner of Waterworks at Smith Mountain Lake told state officials today why he charged a customer a thousand dollars for water.
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Robert Winney has been punished by the State Corporation Commission before for overcharging customers and threatening to cut off their service. Today Winney said he charged a customer a thousand dollars for water service because the resident is not in his company territory. The customer does live in one of the three subdivisions served by Waterworks. The State Corporation Commission will rule on this case next week.
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It's down to the wire for Dan River Mills.
As we first told you about a month ago the company is making its exclusive Martha Stewart bedding products for KMart.
Those products must be out in just a few days- Surae Chinn has more as the deadline approaches- at the Danville Distribution Center.
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(( These people know what labor day is all about. A major deadline kept them here through the holiday weekend.
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((JUDY MCCANN/DAN RIVER MILLS EMPLOYEE: OH YES!! IT WAS LABOR DAY ALL RIGHT BUT WE PULLED THROUGH IT.)) [RUNS:04]
Judy McCann and about 70 other full and part-timers are responsible for shipping hundreds of thousands of boxes of the Martha Stewart bedding product line. The new line includes sheets, comforters, and pillowcases. About 35 thousand boxes of the stuff go out every day. So far, 70 percent of the inventory has gone to Kmart distribution centers across the country.
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((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: BUT THESE WORKERS HAVE THOUSANDS OF BOXES LEFT TO GO AND THEY ALL HAVE TO BE OUT OF HERE BY THE END OF THE WEEK.)) [RUNS:10]
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((LEE FANT/PLANT MANAGER: LIKE A LOT OF OTHER PRODUCTION ITEMS, WE RUN DOWN TO THE WIRE. WE ARE BUILDING TO A FEVER PITCH RIGHT NOW AT THE END, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.)) [RUNS:10]
And there is no doubt these workers wanted to be somewhere else during the holidays but there's always a payoff.
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((JUDY MCCANN/DAN RIVER MILLS EMPLOYEE: ONCE WE GOT TO WORKING IT WAS FINE AND WE THINK ABOUT OUR PAYCHECK...THAT HELPS US PULL THROUGH.)) [RUNS:10]
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((JONATHAN TAYLOR/DAN RIVER MILLS EMPLOYEE: CONSTANT; THE DAY GOES BY PRETTY FAST IT'S BUSY.)) [RUNS:03]
The next several days will be just as hectic if not more for this crew. The plant manager says the project WILL get done in time..Company officials say the latest Martha Stewart bedding products will be in KMart stores across the country in the next couple of weeks. Surae Chinn, News 7, Danville.))
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Warnings on earnings for some high-tech and parmaceutical companies led to a mixed day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW rose 22 points but NASDAQ lost 91.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained about half a point.
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Vinton town officials are trying to squash a lawsuit brought by former police chief Rick Foutz.
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Foutz says the town attorney and the town manager forced him to retire -- slandered him in town council meetings -- and conspired to ruin his reputation. So he's suing them for ten million dollars. But town officials deny saying anything malicious against Foutz. They say comments in council meetings are privileged anyway. They also deny forcing Foutz to retire or conspiring against him. The judge says he'll rule in a week.
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A former Virginia Tech student charged, then later cleared, of abducting an exotic dancer two years ago ... has filed a "four and-a-half" million dollar lawsuit. The defendants include employees of a Roanoke escort service, three television stations, and several news employees of those stations.
Ryan Worch alleges the escort service employees caused "severe emotional distress" by lying to police. And he accuses WDBJ, WSET and WSLS-TV of libel by reporting on the criminal charges as they did.
WDBJ News Director Jim Kent said today: "We reported on the filing of criminal charges all the way through to their outcome."
The charges were dropped several months later.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Renovations to Lyncburg's City Stadium are on hold.
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Council and the stadium design team say more time will give contractors another opportunity to gather resources and re-bid.
The decision comes after the lowest bid was nearly two million dollars over budget.
While all seven council members voted to postpone renovations and continue fundraising, opinions on funding the project differed.
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((JULIAN R. ADAMS/COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAVE A HARD TIME IN TIMES LIKE WE HAVE PUTTING THIS KIND OF MONEY INTO ESSENTIALLY COSMETIC ENHANCEMENTS TO THE STADIUM.)) ((JIMMY BRYAN/FORMER MAYOR: IT PROVIDES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND IT ALSO PROVIDES GREAT ENTERTAINMENT FOR FAMILIES AND FOR PEOPLE IN THE REGION TO ENJOY.))
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[SUPER=01-Jimmy Bryan/Former Mayor;:15]
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Design team members say construction will be postponed until the spring.
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UVA and Virginia Tech prepare for this week's football matchups, Venus Williams extends her unbeaten streak to 24 matches and
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The Virginia Amatuer Sports names its Commonweatlth Games male and female state athletes of the year. You'll meet them after the break.
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[WRITER=dal]
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The Virginia Tech Hokies have little time to prepare for one of the most dangerous college football teams in the land, East Carolina.
Mike Stevens has more on the Hokies Thursday night date with the Pirates.
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The Virginia Cavaliers are preparing for Saturday's 3:30 home date with Richmond.
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The Wahoos racked up 35 points against BYU and lost as a result of a second half collapse.
The Cavaliers are working hard to make sure that doesn't happen this weekend.
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[S-Games]


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Virginia Amateur Sports announced it's Commonwealth Games male and female athletes of the year today.
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Carla Convery of Alexandria and Jeffrey Stone of Salem are the winners of the award.
Carla is 80 years "young" and, in addition to the commonwealth games, has earned more than 500 track and field medals.
Stone is also a track and field specialists and a long distance runner.
The criteria both athletes met included competing, educating the public and much more.
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[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Stone/Male Athlete of the Year; :19]
[SUPER=01-Carla Convery/Female Athlete of the Year; :31]
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[S-Open]


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Venus Williams' undefeated streak survived today's play in the US Open. Williams has now won 24 straight matches. And is on her way to the semifinals.
The third seed beat number 8 Nathalie Tauziat 6-4,1-6,6-1.
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On the men's side, 14th seed Nicolas Kiefer upset number three Magnus Norman 6-2,6-7,6-1,6-3.
After losing the first set, Norman managed to win the tiebreaker in the second.
But Kiefer dominated after that, taking advantage of 59 unforced errors.
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Number four seed Pete Sampras is the highest seed remaining on the men's side of the Open draw. [ss=hold]