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Workers at an electronics manufacturing plant in Roanoke say the company isn't just laying off - it's closing.
A live report, coming up.
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And authorities make another arrest in a murder and robbery that happened earlier this month in Northwest Roanoke.
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Showers and storms heading to the region today... flooding may be a problem for some areas while others are getting a much needed soaking. Details ahead.
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News 7 at noon, right after the break.

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A surprise move at this Roanoke company. It's closing its doors by March.
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Good afternoon I'm Kimberly McBroom.

[Vitramon]


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Vishay Vitramon is an electronics manufacturer which employs about 300 people in our area. The company said last week that cutbacks were eminent... but that the plant itself would remain open.
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News 7 Business Reporter Jennifer Miele is at Vishay Vitramon right now - where she's learning that is no longer the case.
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((ROLLCUE:... and that there is more to come.))
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Police have made another arrest related to a robbery and murder that occurred about three weeks ago in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 10]


Ryan Fischer was killed and Ben Chastang's car and jewelry were stolen July 10th, though the Chevy Impala was later recovered in Ohio.
Last night Roanoke police charged a Northwest Roanoke teenager with robbery. So far, NO murder charges have been filed.
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A judge in Florida is wrestling with the decision over whether a teenager should go to jail for the rest of his life.
14- year- old Nathaniel Brazill was found guilty of fatally shooting his teacher.
Jennifer Jones reports on today's sentencing hearing.
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[SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL;]
[SUPER=01-Pam Grunow/Victim's Wife;]
[SUPER=01-Phyliss Grunow/Victim's Mother;]
[SUPER=01-Steven Grunow/Victim's Brother;]
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((The 14 year old convicted murderer sat emotionless in a courtroom as witnesses gave statements to help a judge decide the fate of Nathaniel Brazill. Pam Grunow, the widow of Barry Grunow...for the 1st time spoke publicly about the death of her husband....a teacher who was shot to death by his own student in the doorway of his classroom just over a year ago.

sot: Pam Grunow/Victim's wife

"it's not my job to decide sentence"
But other members of the slain teachers family were clear. They want to the judge to impose the maximum penalty for the teenage boy.

sot: Phyliss Grunow/Victim's mother

"he should get life..."
In May, jurors convicted Brazill of second degree murder for the death of Barry Grunow. Brazill's attorney had argued that the then 13 year old aimed the weapon, but the gun discharged of accidentally. But today, another witness, the victims brother, reminded the judge of the school surveillance video that showed Nathanial Brazill committing the murder, then aiming the same weapon at another teacher.

sot: Steven Grunow/Victim's brother

you can see this was no accident.
Meanwhile supporters of Nathanial Brazill demonstrate outside the courthouse... insisting the teen is too young to spend the rest of his life in prison..and he can be rehabilitated.

(standup Jennifer Jones:)
(not verbatim)based on Florida sentencing guidelines, brazill could get

as little as 25 years in prison or as much as life...the judge could sentence the 14 year old as early as today.jj. cbs, news, west palm beach, Florida))

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Nearly 400 residents are forced out of their homes in a Wyoming resort community.
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A wildfire is spreading near an area of expensive mountain homes-- some of them owned by celebrities like Harrison Ford and Sandra Bullock.
So far, no damage or injuries are reported.
Nearly 14- hundred acres have burned, leaving residents scrambling for safety.
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((STEVE EPSTEIN/EVACUATED RESIDENT: YOU SEE A FIRE OVER THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL AND YOU LOOK AT IT AND YOU GO IS IT GOING TO MAKE THIS OR NOT AND THEN OBVIOUSLY THIS ONE IS IN A LITTLE BIT MORE OF THE RANGE.))
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[OUT Q=of the range.]
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Mother Nature isn't offering any relief before Saturday, when rain is in the forecast.
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The situation is even more serious in Poland-- where flooding has claimed 11 lives so far.
Three people were struck by lightning, while others drowned.
Officials say the torrential rains have damaged roads and buildings.
Firefighters worked through the night to help evacuate more than eight- thousand residents from their homes.
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And while experts were saying the worst is over for Italy's Mount Etna volcano, the lava is still flowing.
After appearing to calm down on Tuesday, the volcano began to erupt violently yesterday afternoon and last night.
Masses of orange lava were visible for miles.
Meanwhile, crews worked around the clock to build barriers to save a cable car from the steady stream of lava.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Residents of the Roanoke Valley are talking campaign finance reform... when we return. And...
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it's an FBI COLD case file. But Chandra Levy's parents hope a large amount of cash will bring about some answers. We'll have the latest but first... Jacey's checking out the weather...
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We've seen a mixture of sun and clouds this morning combined with our humidity to provide us with that sticky air when you leave the air conditioning and walk outside. But now some stormy weather already right on track, heading into our viewing area. A large mass bringing heavy downpours and storms as it slowly heads to the southeast following the line of a cold front. This system has already nosed into the southwestern portion of Virginia.

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Truckers may rule the road... But they have to share it with other motorists.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

That's why professional truck drivers are at Hollins today. They're demonstrating how other drivers can share the road safely with tractor trailers. The American Trucking Association says 71 percent of all truck-related deaths are caused by car drivers. Fed Ex driver Don Nehring (near-ing) has been accident- free for 28 years.
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Nehring also says motorists should drive at least four seconds behind any vehicle. He and other professional drivers will be giving safety demonstrations at the Virginia Truck Center on Lee Highway all day.
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[***** please note there is no super for the last bite in the package.] Is big money costing voters their voice? At a public hearing in Roanoke last night - citizens turned out to say campaign finance reform is needed - to restore trust in the politicians who represent them. Teresa Hamilton reports.
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((NADINE NEWCOMB/BLACKSBURG RESIDENT: IT'S AN EXCITING THING TO DO AND TO RUN FOR OFFICE, IT SHOULD BE A PLEASURE AND YOU SHOULD FEEL THAT YOU'VE DONE SOMETHING THAT YOU WERE NOT BOUGHT.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= were not bought.]

87- year old Nadine Newcomb was one of a half dozen residents who came out to urge members of a General Assembly subcommittee to push for campaign finance reform in Virginia. Right now-- on the state level, there is no limit on contributions.
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((KATHRYN KOEHLER: THE ESCALATING COST OF ELECTIONS AND LARGE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS HAS ALIENATED MANY WHO NO LONGER FEEL THAT THEIR VOICES ARE HEARD BY ELECTED OFFICIALS.)) [RUNS10]
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((BRIAN SHEPERD/VOTER: THE PUBLIC PERCEPTION THAT THEIR ELECTED LEGISLATORS ANSWER TO SOMEONE OTHER THAN IT'S CITIZENS CAN NOT BE ALLOWED TO PERSIST IT'S TIME TO PUT LIMITS ON CONTRIBUTIONS TO ELIMINATE THE PERCEPTION THAT LARGE DONORS CAN BUY PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT.)) [runs13]
[out q= preferential treatment.]
This past year... lawmakers did pass measures--- requiring greater disclosure of contributions and civil penalties for

candidates who file incomplete or inaccurate reports. One person, however, argued that at least on the local level-- the paperwork is already too much.
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((BOB HUNT/VOTER: THEY REALLY TAKE A LOT OF THE FUN OUT OF POLITICS AND I THINK WE NEED TO MAKE IT INTERESTING MAKE IT APPEALING FOR BUSINESS PEOPLE, HOUSEWIVES, TEACHERS, ANYONE WHO WANTS TO GET INVOLVED.)) [runs17]
[OUT Q= to get involved.]

[TAKE SU] This was the first in a series of four public hearings scheduled around the state. The next will be held in Tidewater.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))

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Democrat Mark Warner hopes to gain voter trust - AND he hopes to keep open space - "OPEN"... with a portion of state tax dollars.
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Warner says Virginia's lost 45 thousand acres of farmland each year over the last ten years.
The Governor and General Assembly had only set aside six million dollars this year to fight that -- and that fell by the wayside in this year's budget impasse.
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In a capitol news conference yesterday, Warner said North Carolina funds open space preservation at about 60 million dollars a year.
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((MARK WARNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I THINK IT IS CANDIDLY A FALSE CHOICE, THE OLD CHOICE THAT SAID YOU WERE EITHER PRO-ENVIRONMENT OR PRO-ECONOMIC GROWTH. I THINK YOU MUST BE PRO-ENVIRONMENT IF YOU'RE GONNA REALLY ATTRACT THE RIGHT KIND OF ECONOMIC GROWTH. THE RIGHT KIND OF KNOWLEDGE-BASED BUSINESSES.))
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Warner also wants to make it easier to restore industrial "brownfields" in urban areas of Virginia.
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The way tobacco farmers sell their product is changing.
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Yesterday marked the first time tobacco companies bypassed the auction system by buying directly from growers.
Supporters say a contract system will provide a fair price and save farmers money by eliminating warehouse fees.
Critics fear the system will leave farmers at the mercy of big tobacco.
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((JERRY CRADDOCK/TOBACCO FARMER: THEY'RE GOING TO TELL WHAT IT GRADES AND WHAT IT BRINGS RIGHT THERE. THAT'S JUST THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMPANY. THIS WAY YOU HAVE THE GOVERNMENT IN IT GRADING IT FOR YOU, THEY TRY TO KEEP IT 1/2 WAY STRAIGHT.)) ((BOBBY WILKERSON/TOBACCO FARMER: ITS JUST SOMETHING THAT'S COME ABOUT THAT WE SAW AS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAD TO DO IT. THIS IS HOW THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS LEADING RIGHT NOW.))
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More than seventy five percent of growers decided to go with the contract system this year.
As a result, only two auction warehouses remain open in Danville.
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A reward of over 200- thousand dollars is being offered for information about missing intern Chandra Levy.
This, as authorities are again turning to Congressman Gary Condit for help.
Lee Cowan is in Washington with the latest.
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(((NARR:)
The ongoing public relations battle that has marked the Levy case for weeks -- has now turned inward.

It came to a head after Congressman Gary Condit agreed to meet with the FBI's special case squad -- a move that looked to be designed to snub the D.C. police.

(GRAPHIC:)


Chief Charles Ramsey was quick to respond -- reminding the public in a terse statement his department "remains the lead agency in this investigation" and "...the FBI is NOT doing anything unilaterally."

(NARR:)


Not to be outdone, sources say the U.S. Attorney's office began to complain that some of its investigators were being left out of meetings between the FBI and D.C. police.

NAT/SOT LEVY FAMILY



(NARR:)


The fact that is all became news is another sign that without any developments in the case -- the Levy family is seeing attention diverted from their missing daughter onto the investigators themselves.

(COWAN TAG:)

"But law enforcement sources say the rivalry between agencies is as cordial as it is predictable -- and if anything, only serves to focus MORE attention on a case, soon to enter its 13th week.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A local mayor says his town was built around one furniture company that's closing its doors. We'll have more, just ahead. And there's good news...
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for Baby Henry and the many in Radford who are rallying around the toddler in need of a transplant. We'll have an update, just ahead.
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Some promising news for the family of a Radford toddler suffering from a rare medical condition.
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Henry Moore was born without an immune system and needs a bone marrow transplant. A perfect marrow match would meet all six requirements. Doctors have still NOT found that, however they recently found a five out of six match which would greatly improve Henry's chance of survival with a transplant. This news could not come at a better time for the Moore family.
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The couple is expecting a second baby boy in November-- but the child is NOT a perfect marrow match for Henry. However, they do know the new baby does not suffer from the same condition as Henry.

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A local egg factory... is dealing in DOORMATS...
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The egg factory in Roanoke is hatching its first product -- but its not what what it sounds like.
It's called the Tech-Mat-- an indoor doormat that removes dirt and moisture from your shoes before you enter the room.
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[IN Q=its the first and its]

((JIM BARNEY/MARKETING CONSULTANT FOR EGG COMPANY: IT'S THE FIRST AND IT'S VERY VERY SUCCESSFUL. IT'S GIVEN US THE CONFIDENCE, ABILITY, AND THE FUNDING TO CONTINUE WITH OUR OTHER IDEAS. IT'S PROVEN THE BUSINESS CONCEPT OF THE EGG FACTORY.))
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The Egg Factory invents new products that will be sold or licensed to Fortune 500 companies.
Factory executives say they hope the tech-mat will be on the market in a year -
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[AMAlta-Vista]


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Lane Furniture is turning the tables on a town that was built around it.
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Altavista Mayor Rudy Burgess is dreading the day Lane Furniture closes its doors.
The company announced last month it would be closing facilities in Altavista and Rocky Mount, and laying off more than a thousand people by December.
Burgess says his town would have never be built without the Lane Family.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I They have served]

((RUDY BURGESS: THEY HAVE SERVED A REAL PURPOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND RAISED THEIR FAMILIES HERE, BOUGHT HOMES. IT'S A REAL HURT, IT HURTS US THERE'S NO QUESTION ABOUT IT.))
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Burgess is not about to give up.
A new shell building courtesy of the town has just been completed, and Burgess says it's waiting for a new occupant.
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News 7's Business reporter Jennifer Miele will bring you more on that story in part four of her series, "Turning the Tables," tonight at six.
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On Wall Street at Noon,

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the Dow was DOWN 81 points. Nasdaq fell 12 points.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A former player on the Danville diamond is headed for Oakland. We'll have details coming up in sports. Plus...
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we'll take you to a bar that's worth half a million -- PENNIES, that is. Stay with us.
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The Lynchburg Hillcats were looking to hold onto their first place standings last night - as they took on one of the teams chasing them in the standings - the Potomac Cannons.
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A little windy in the Hill City last night--
As a result, some of the fly balls would travel a bit deeper than usual. In the first inning, Ryan Ledden is looking for his 8th win of the season facing Dallas Pollero.
Pollero with the nice rip, but the 'Cats defense is tough and makes the double play look easy. Now in the top of the 2nd, one man on.
Potomac's Roddy Criar catches the wind as this one sails deep over left field.
The two- run shot makes it 2-to-nothing Cannons. Lynchburg's Chris Combs wasn't impressed. He hits this bomb over the right field wall, for his 8th homer of the year.

[super=37-Potomac/4/Lynchburg/6;]

Two runs come in to tie the score. The Hillcats get back track winning 6-to-4.
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A former local star is on the move in the Big leagues.
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A three way trade yesterday sent former Danville Brave Jermaine Dye to the west coast. Dye leaves the Kansas City Royals to bolster the Oakland A's roster. The A's in turn send three prospects to Colorado, who in exchange send shortstop Neifi Perez. to the Royals. Dye has 13 homers this season for Kansas City.
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The Virginia Cavaliers' first year of football under Al Groh will likely be determined by how well the Cavs play in their first three games of the season.
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[GO TO PINNACLE PAGE] The start times for those three contests were released yesterday afternoon. The Eddie Robinson Classic battle with Wisconsin on August 25th kicks off at two eastern. The following Saturday, Richmond invades Scott Stadium for an unusual 4:30 kickoff. Then on Thursday night, September 13th, UVa welcomes Penn State to town for an ESPN battle that kicks off at 7:30.
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And finally today--
Every penny counts, ESPECIALLY for a couple who owns a bar in California.
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[SUPER=03-McKittrick, CA;]


Mike and Annie Moore have owned a bar for two years, and you could say they have quite a chunk of CHANGE invested in it.
Over half a million pennies adorn the walls, floors, bar, pool tables, and anything else they can find to stick pennies on.
Each and every penny is applied by hand.
And Mike says he'll keep going, as long as there are pennies and plenty of Elmer's glue.
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