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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]

Coming up ... The United States offers its apologies and services to Japan - after a U-S submarine collides with a Japanese fishing boat.
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And ... A fire in Rockbridge County destroys a home and threatens a church.

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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[2Sub-Collision]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
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Nine people are still missing after a U.S. submarine and a Japanese fishing boat collided yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Oahu, HI;]


The Coast Guard says most of the people on the fishing boat were below deck when the U-S-S Greenville slammed into it near the coast of Oahu, Hawaii.
The sub came up under the 180 foot boat, ripping open the engine room and sinking the vessel within minutes.
Half of the 26 people rescued were high school students.
The sub wasn't damaged.
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[11Rockbridge-fire]


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Fire destroyed a home in Rockbridge County.
The flames threatened a church nearby before firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


Located south of Lexington near Possum Hollow Road, the residence caught fire around six thirty last night.

Firefighters say Linda Krantz was at home and heard popping noises before the building went up in flames.
David Krantz saw the fire as he was returning home and stopped at a neighbor's to call 911.
The flames also ignited trees and brush.
Firefighters responded from departments throughout Rockbridge County, and they succeeded in keeping the fire from spreading to the Elliots Hill United Methodist Church.
No one was injured, but the house was a total loss.
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[11Haynes]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:26:25]
[GRAPHIC=Foster]


Police say the only time Tina Foster met with the man charged with her death was the night she died.
[SS=Christopher Haynes]


Ironically Christopher Haynes had stopped in at Hooters while in Roanoke on a military funeral detail. Keith Humphry reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The 26 year]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Prosecutor; :18]
[SUPER=03-Fort Lee; :25]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.; :57 ]
[SUPER=@Keith2; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.]

(( The 26-year old enlisted man was one of three soldiers from Fort Lee assigned to present the colors at a funeral here January 29th.
After the funeral they stopped for lunch at Hooters and Haynes struck up a conversation with Tina Foster and they exchanged phone numbers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:00:00]
[IN Q=At this point]

((AT THIS POINT IN TIME IT DOES NOT APPEAR THERE WAS ANY PREVIOUS CONTACT BETWEEN THESE TWO PEOPLE.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=these two people.]


Haynes and the other two soldiers returned to Fort Lee, and according to Prosecutor Caldwell, Haynes turned right around and returned to Roanoke to meet Foster at the restaurant.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:46:35]
[IN Q=I just don't]

((I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT BROUGHT HIM TO THE POINT HE BEAT HER TO DEATH.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=her to death.]


Haynes told police he was still in uniform when he returned to Roanoke.
Authorities seized a considerable amount of military clothing from Haynes' home at Fort Lee. Caldwell says some of it appears to have blood on it.
Police identified Haynes as a suspect with the help of a waitress at Hooters in Chesterfield County- - who said Haynes had come into the restaurant trying to arrange a photo shoot with her.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=]

((IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING SHE HAD LEARNED OF THIS FROM THE RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH THAT HAD RUN A FAIRLY LENGTHY ARTICLE. )) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=lengthy article]


Caldwell says there could be additional charges once police have sorted through all the evdience against Haynes.
Keith Humphry, News 7.))

[11Families-Reaction]


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[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:53:50]
[GRAPHIC=Tina Foster]

The Foster family is trying to cope with Tina's death.
They say they are relieved someone has been arrested.
Thursday, the family laid Tina to rest in Pennington New Jersey.
Yesterday Tina's Uncle spoke by phone from his home in Pennington.
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[SOT 1:38:14]
[INQ=]

((KEVIN VINICOMBE/UNCLE: THIS IS A VERY TRYING MOMENT FOR THE FAMILY WE HAVE TREMENDOUS TRUST FOR THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND OUR FAITH IS IN THE AUTHORITIES. RIGHT NOW OUR MAIN CONCERN IS TO GET THROUGH THIS TRYING TIME.))
[RUNS=12]
[OUTQ=through this difficult time]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The Fosters say they hope other young women will learn from this experience not to trust strangers.

[Thunder-Valley]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday a.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off # TC]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]

Want to add some excitement to your life? Then hit the road in a go-cart. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to Thunder Valley.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They are die-hard...]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :04]
[SUPER=01-Damien Wilson/Go-cart Driver; :11]
[SUPER=01-Monica McLain/Manager; :48]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Horn/Go-cart Driver; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=SY News 7 Salem.]

(( They are die-hard fans who schedule their lives around the noise, the thrill, the speed. But you won't find 'em lining the raceway. They are the regulars at the Thunder Valley Go-cart Track.
[SOT 6:43:48-6:43:54]
[IN Q=there's no other thrill...]

((There's no other thrill like it. I mean, it's not exactly like racing but it's close. It's about as close as you can get for the money.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=for the money.]

Meaning the excitement level's the same and the competition's just as fierce. But in a go-cart, the risks of putting the pedal to the metal aren't as high.
[SOT=6:43:32-6:43:40]
[IN Q=Ride, bump, bang...]

((Ride, bump, bang, wreck and crash. We tore down the guardrail Sunday, ya know. We don't have to fix anything here.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=fix anything here.]

As with professional racing, crashes are inevitable. The carts cruise at about 25-miles an hour, but each is circled by a bumper and comes equipped with a harness. Thunder Valley's manager says other safety precautions are available as well.
[SOT 6:27:23-6:27:29]
[IN Q=We've got helmets...]

((We've got helmets if helmets if someone wants to wear a helmet. But, for the most part they're pretty safe.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=they're pretty safe.]

Safe enough that kids can even climb behind the wheel. Anyone over 41-inches tall can claim a place at the starting line. If you're over 18 and the weather's nice you have your choice of tracks: a smaller, slower indoor track, or the larger outdoor oval. But if you wanna get speedy under the sky you're going up against Mother Nature.
[SOT =26:50-26:53]
[IN Q=If it's raining...]

((If it's raining or snowing we can't operate outside at all. ))
[RUNS= :03]
[OUT Q=outside at all.]

During the winter months Thunder Valley's open Thursday through Sunday. Once the weather warms up, hours will be extended. A four minute race will set you back 3 and a half bucks, except on Thursdays when prices are discounted. But, whenever you go, you'll always find someone to compete against.
[SOT 6:41:17-6:41:21]
[IN Q=Every Thursday...]

((Every Thursday, no matter what the weather, how cold it is. If they're open, we're here.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=they're open, we're here.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Salem.))
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[TAKE WEB ADDRESS FULL] For more information about Thunder Valley log onto our website at wdbj7-dot-com and click on the Time Off suitcase.
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[11Grayson-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Authorities are investigation the murder of a Grayson County woman more than a week ago.
Authorities have yet to make an arrest in the case.
59-year-old Linda McKnight was found shot to death at her home near Independence.
Her husband found the body.
Investigators won't say how many times McKnight was shot, or release any other details about the case.

[11Clowdis]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC 1:28:24]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Pulaski County gynecologist accused of fondling a teenage babysitter was cleared of the charges by a judge.
36-year-old Doctor William Glenwood Clowdis Junior slipped out the back door without comment yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


Family members and Clowdis' attorney say the 17-year-old babysitter's accusations forced his obstetrics and gynecology practice to shut down.
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[SOT 16:57:17]
[IN Q=I just hope]

((MICHAEL BARBOUR/CLOWDIS' ATTORNEY: I JUST HOPE THAT HE CAN RESUME HIS PRACTICE AND GET BACK TO DOING WHAT HE LOVES AND THAT'S PRACTICING MEDICINE.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Barbour/Clowdis' Attorney;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=that's practicing medicine.]
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Prosecutors argued that Clowdis had fondled the girl and given her alcohol at his house last July.

[11Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-07 TC17:02]
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Virginia State Police has wrapped up its eavesdropping investigation of Governor Gilmore's political action committee .
They say the committee's guilty only of software glitches and human error -- NOT criminal wrongdoing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Senators of both parties who called for the police probe say they're satisfied.
And they say they don't regret asking.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]
[sot 11:21:28]

((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: I THINK IF ANYBODY HAS EVER FELT THAT THERE COMMUNICATIONS ARE BEING INTERCEPTED, IT'S NOT A VERY COMFORTABLE FEELING.))
[sot 11:32:33 ]

((SEN. TOMMY NORMENT/R-WILLIAMSBURG: THERE'S NO QUESTION THE PHONE CALLS WERE MONITORED. THERE'S NO QUESTION THERE WAS INTERVENTION.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Virginia Beach; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tommy Norment/(R) Williamsburg; :08 ]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=was intervention.]
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[VO-NAT]


But the director of the Governor's political action committee says Senator Stolle (STAH-lee) owes the taxpayers the cost of the State Police investigation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=He held]
[sot 11:56:48]

((RAY ALLEN: HE HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE TO MAKE WILD AND OUTRAGEOUS ACCUSATIONS AND THIS IS A SHAMEFUL, JUST A SHAMEFUL EXERCISE IN POLITICIZING THE STATE POLICE. AND THE STATE POLICE REPORT IS CLEAR IN EXONERATING EVERYONE INVOLVED.))


[sot 12:36:35]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: IT'S GOOD THAT THE MATTER IS CONCLUDED. IT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT THE CONTRACT PEOPLE HAD REPORTED TO RAY ALLEN AND HE HAD TOLD US. AND I'M GLAD THAT'S BEHIND US. AND NOW WE NEED TO FOCUS OUR ATTENTION ON ELIMINATING THIS CAR TAX, AND DOING WHAT WE SAID WE WOULD DO FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Ray Allen/Governor's PAC Director; :00 ]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :15]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=people of Virginia.]
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[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=Jim Gilmore]


We asked the Governor if he'd use the same software and call-connecting technique again- the technique that State Police said caused the problem.
He says he would, without a doubt, if it was the most effective way to lobby voters.


[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Morning]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-82 10359TC]
[GRAPHIC=SPEEDWEEKS 6693]


The Winston Cup drivers have a full day on tap at Daytona. Mike Stevens is making sure you also have some racing news to digest later tonight, as well.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=@mike1; :00]
[RUNS=:39]
[OUT Q=....WDBJ-7."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning ...... A U-S sub collides with a Japanese boat off the coast of Hawaii. Nine people are still missing.

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And .. America's favorite dad - Bill Cosby - gets some closure when his son's murderer confesses.
we will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello]

[Sub-Collision]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sa ]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
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Japan's prime minister says the U-S has accepted blame and apologized for the collision of an American submarine and Japanese fishing boat.
This morning the U.S. Coast Guard are searching near the crash site hoping to find nine missing crew members of the boat.
Dave Browde has the latest,
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Near Oahu, HI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gabe Sage/U. S. Coast Guard; :20]
[SUPER=01-Robert Pedro/EMS Worker; :50]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=CBS NEws New York]


((SUPER: OFF OAHU, HI TRACK: By the time rescue crews got to the scene of the collision between the Los Angeles class submarine and the Ehime Maru, only debris was visible. Debris and life rafts on which 26 people of the 35 who had been aboard the Japanese vessel were shivering; soaked with diesel fuel. Coast Guard air/sea rescue crews were among those helping them to safety.
SUPER: Gabe Sage/U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer
SOT: "..couldn't see any of the (fishing) vessel. There was the

submarine in the water and a lot of life rafts." (04)
TRACK: A Navy spokesman says the Greenville was surfacing -during routine operations some nine miles off the Hawaiian coast - when its stern accidentally struck the Ehime Maru, a 180-foot long ship owned by the Uwajima Fisheries high school - a vocational school in southwestern Japan. Thirteen of those on board were students, two were teachers and 20 members of the crew. Of the survivors, none was seriously injured.
SUPER: Robert Pedro/EMS worker (VERY QUICK SUPER)
SOT: One of the sailors had a broken clavicle, possibly a broken

clavicle and maybe a back injury. (VO) Another one had irritation to his eyes and throat form diesel fuel. Another one is very sick because he swallowed a lot of diesel and he was vomiting. (19)
TRACK: The Navy says there were no injuries on the submarine and that the Greenville itself sustained no damage in the accident.
SUPER: Department of Defense FILE TRACK: These file pictures of a Los Angeles class submarine surfacing show its power - and show how even a glancing blow from this type of submarine could easily sink a smaller vessel. Dave Browde, CBS News, New York ))

[Cosby-Son]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
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The man convicted of killing comedian Bill Cosby's son has confessed in a letter of apology to the victim's family.

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[VO-NAT]


Mikhail Markhasev (mik-HYL' MAHR'-kuh-sev) has confessed to the killing in a handwritten letter to a prosecutor, saying his appeal was ``based on falsehood and deceit.''
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Ennis Cosby was shot to death while changing a tire alongside a Los Angeles freeway ramp in 1997.
Markhasev apologized to the Cosby family for what he called ``a great wickedness.''
The 22-year-old Ukrainian-born immigrant is serving a life sentence without possibility of parole.
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[2-11Haynes]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:26:25]
[GRAPHIC=Foster]


The man charged with the murder of 20 year old Tina Foster could face additional charges once police wrap up their investigation.
Foster had apparently never met the man police say killed her before the day she disappeared.
[SS=Christopher Haynes]


Ironically Christopher Haynes had stopped in at Hooters while in Roanoke on a military funeral detail.
Keith Humphry has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The 26 year]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Prosecutor; :18]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.; :57 ]
[SUPER=@Keith2; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.]

(( The 26-year old enlisted man was one of three soldiers from Fort Lee assigned to present the colors at a funeral here January 29th.
After the funeral they stopped for lunch at Hooters and Haynes struck up a conversation with Tina Foster and they exchanged phone numbers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:00:00]
[IN Q=At this point]

((AT THIS POINT IN TIME IT DOES NOT APPEAR THERE WAS ANY PREVIOUS CONTACT BETWEEN THESE TWO PEOPLE.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=these two people.]


Haynes and the other two soldiers returned to Fort Lee, and according to Prosecutor Caldwell, Haynes turned right around and returned to Roanoke to meet Foster at the restaurant.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:46:35]
[IN Q=I just don't]

((I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT BROUGHT HIM TO THE POINT HE BEAT HER TO DEATH.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=her to death.]


Haynes told police he was still in uniform when he returned to Roanoke.
Authorities seized a considerable amount of military clothing from Haynes' home at Fort Lee. Caldwell says some of it appears to have blood on it.
Police identified Haynes as a suspect with the help of a waitress at Hooters in Chesterfield County- - who said Haynes had come into the restaurant trying to arrange a photo shoot with her.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=]

((IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING SHE HAD LEARNED OF THIS FROM THE RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH THAT HAD RUN A FAIRLY LENGTHY ARTICLE. )) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=lengthy article]


Caldwell says there could be additional charges once police have sorted through all the evdience against Haynes.
Keith Humphry, News 7.))

[11Hooters-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC1:58:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Waitresses at Hooters say they still feel the restaurant chain is a safe place to work despite the recent chain of events.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.]


Employees say they're well- trained on how to deal with customers who are aggressive or act inappropriately.
And while the Tina Foster case caught their attention, they weren't overly concerned for their own safety.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:24:10]
[IN Q=As far as]

((LIBBY TRAIL/HOOTERS WAITRESS: AS FAR AS.. ... ALWAYS BEEN SAFETY FIRST.))
[SUPER=01-Libby Trail/Hooters Waitress]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=been safety first.]
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[VO-NAT]


The company that manages both the Roanoke and Chesterfield County Hooters restaurants says it has cooperated fully with the police investigation.
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[Truck-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=01-04 00:15:33]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

One tractor trailer driver got himself into a tight squeeze overnight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

A tractor trailer carrying packaged containers of lighter fluid pulled into the parking lot of Jim Walters Homes on Loch Haven Drive late last night. On his way out, the driver took the turn too tight and lodged the trailer against one of the model homes. Emergency service crews were called in because of the possible danger. But they were not needed. After a few hours of work - the trailer was dislodged with no damage done.
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[11Volvo-Layoffs]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC1:10:10]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo Layoffs]


Volvo has announced layoffs at its Dublin Plant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


The company announced yesterday- that 400 workers will lose their jobs this month.
The plant will drop production from 90 trucks a day to 72.
At its peak, the plant assembled twice that amount.
Volvo says a down- turn in new truck sales and high fuel prices have hurt business.
Union leaders say its not likely to get better soon.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 47:55 - 6:48:04]
[IN Q=It's kind of hard]

((BILL BURTON/LOCAL AUW PRESIDENT: IT'S KINDA HARD WITH THE EXPANSION GOING ON AND LAYING OFF. IT'S HARD TO EXPLAIN IT TO THE WORKERS WHEN WE'RE LAYING OFF AND STILL BUILDING SOMETIMES. IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS, I GUESS. ))
[SUPER=01-Bill Burton/Local UAW President;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=those things, I guess.]
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[VO-NAT]


The layoffs will take effect February 26th.
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[6-Recession]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC10:11]
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Are we headed for a recession? One local economists says, it's all in our heads.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Larry Lynch is a professor of Economics at Roanoke College.
Lynch says what HAS kept and WILL keep the area out of recession is consumer confidence.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You can borrow money]

((DR. LARRY LYNCH/ROANOKE COLLEGE: YOU CAN BORROW MONEY TO BUILD HAT HOUSE OR BUY THAT LEXUS, IF YOU'RE NOT CONFIDENT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THAT JOB IN SIX MONTHS, YOU'RE STILL NOT GOING TO DO IT. IT'S THE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE THAT NEEDS TO BACK IN ORDER TO BE SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BUY IT AND SPEND IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Larry Lynch/Roanoke College]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=buy it and spend it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynch says consumer confidence will hold strong as long as we think small.
(////////SOT///////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When major employers]

((DR. LARRY LYNCH: WHEN MAJOR EMPLOYERS LEAVE, THEY DO ALL THE DAMAGE..)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((BRINGING IN SMALLER OPERATIONS IN MY MIND, IS BETTER THAN BRING IN ONE GIGANTIC EMPLOYER.))
[OUT Q=gigantic employer.]
[RUNS=09]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynch says the proof is in the numbers.
Roanoke's unemployment rate is down to 1-point-4 percent.
A similar story in Danville, down to 2-point-nine.
And statewide, unemployment is just under two percent.
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[6-Brown]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC1:18:16]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A grand jury will take up the case against a 17-year-old Roanoke girl charged with murder.
Nastassia Brown is accused of the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Monique Swain.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 27;]


Swain was stabbed outside her home at Bluestone Apartments last December.
At a preliminary hearing yesterday afternoon, Swain's younger sister Marquita said the defendant came at her with a knife, following a dispute over Brown's ex-boyfriend.
Monique Swain tried to get the knife away from Brown, and during the struggle, Brown stabbed her.
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[Simpson]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


OJ Simpson is in trouble with the law again, but according to a Miami prosecutor, if convicted Simpson probably won't serve.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


Simpson is free on bail after surrendering to face charges of burglary and battery stemming from a traffic altercation in December.
A motorist says the former football star reached into his car and pulled off his glasses.
Simpson calls the alleged altercation a ``non-incident'' and his attorney calls it ``a road rage misunderstanding.'' (------------) He'll be arraigned in three weeks.