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Up next on News 7--
Nearly 250 people will lose their jobs after the announcements of layoffs at THREE different plants in Southside.
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And police in Iowa are on the trail of a suspected killer, believed to have murdered a mother and five children.
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Scattered showers and thunderstorms could put a damper on some High school football games tonight but then improving weather moves in for the weekend.
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News 7 at noon, right after this break.



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More bad economic news for the region as three more companies announce layoffs.
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About 100 workers at the Hooker Furniture plant in Martinsville are losing their jobs.
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Company officials say the Martinsville plant was selected because it could be run more efficiently.
It is the second time this year, Hooker has laid off workers. This round of cuts represents about five percent of all Hooker employees.
The fired workers will receive severance pay based on their years of service.
The plant makes bedroom furniture.
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Meanwhile American Furniture is laying off 120 workers at its plants in Martinsville and Chilhowie.
Officials with American blamed the layoffs on the slump in the lodging industry.
The plants make furniture for hotels, motels, nursing homes and the federal government.
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Just 2-and-a-half months after tripling aircraft tire production, the Goodyear tire plant in Danville is facing layoffs and a slowdown in production.
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Effective tomorrow, Goodyear will lay off 25 to 30 employees from its aircraft tire division in Danville citing a slowdown in the market. A company spokesperson said additional layoffs are possible before the end of the year, but said that decision will be made later. The plant will also see a significant slowdown in production. Three months ago Goodyear laid off 150-workers from its truck tire division in Danville.
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In national news--
The police chief in Sioux City, Iowa hopes to make an arrest today in the murders of a woman and her five children.
The children were between five and 12 years old.
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Authorities say Adam Moss is wanted for questioning in the slayings of seven people, including the family found dead yesterday inside their home.
They say Moss is still in the Sioux City area, where there have been additional sightings of him.
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((JOE FRISBIE/SIOUX CITY POLICE CHIEF: I CAN'T GIVE YOU THE CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS IS DEFINITELY A HOMICIDE- -THE WORST SEEN IN THIS COMMUNITY, EVER. ))
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Police aren't releasing details on how any of the seven victims was killed.
The police chief earlier said Moss ''definitely knew the victims from both homicides.''
They describe him as armed and dangerous.
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A newspaper in Sacramento, California is reporting that Nikolay Soltys has confessed during a police interview, to the murders of six family members.
Bill Whitaker reports.
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NARR: NICOLAI SOLTYS WAS THE SUBJECT OF A NATIONWIDE MANHUNT, BUT IN THE END HE WAS APPREHENDED NOT FAR FROM SCENES OF HIS ALLEGED MURDERS -- HIDING UNDER A DESK IN HIS MOTHER'S BACKYARD

(SOT SGT VIRGIL BROWN /SACRAMENTO P.D.) HE WAS VERY DIRTY HIS FEET

WERE DIRTY. HIS WHOLE BODY WAS BASICALLY DIRTY, LIKE HE'D BEEN CAMPING OUT.
NARR: THE 27-YEAR-OLD RECENT IMMIGRANT FROM UKRAINE HAD BEEN ON THE RUN FOR TEN DAYS, AFTER ALLEGEDLY SLASHING HIS PREGNANT WIFE TO DEATH THEN HIS AUNT AND UNCLE, HIS TWO YOUNG COUSINS, AND HIS OWN 3-YEAR-OLD SON. AFTER HIS ARREST, SOLTY'S COUSIN BORIS, WHO HAD LOST HIS PARENTS AND DAUGHTER IN THE KILLING SPREE, THANKED POLICE FOR THEIR HARD WORK, AND THE COMMUNITY FOR ITS SUPPORT. HE SPOKE THROUGH AN INTERPRETER.

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INTERPRETER: AND THEY FEEL THEY CAN GO SAFELY NOW TO WORK AND TO HOME.
NARR: THE FAMILY HAD BEEN LIVING IN FEAR. SOLTYS' MOTHER WENT ON A LOCAL UKRANIAN TV SHOW LAST WEEK AND URGED HER SON TO TURN HIMSELF IN.
AND IT WAS HIS FAMILY WHO SPOTTED HIM IN THE BACKYARD AND CALLED POLICE. THE CLOSE-KNIT UKRANIAN COMMUNITY HERE IS RELIEVED.

(SOT SAMUEL SAVITSKIY/UKRANIAN JOURNALIST) i was glad, i was more

than glad 2 because i know our, our community been praying about this, you know, all the time since what happened.
ON CAM CLOSE: SOLTYS IS TO UNDERGO MORE QUESTIONING AND IS TO BE ARRAIGNED NEXT TUESDAY AFTERNOON. BW CBS NEWS, SACRAMENTO. ))[WX-Tease] ((TOSS TO LEO)) [08/31/2001]
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A new art store is interested in more than selling you art. After this break, Joy Sutton will join us live to explain.
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and officials in the Dominican Republic answers a question for the ages. They say they have proof on the age of a superstar Little League pitcher.
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Just how old is he??
That's the question Little League fans have been asking for days now about the baby-faced Bronx Bombers' star pitcher.
Randall Pinkston has the answer.
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IT WAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT MANY SAW COMING.
LITTLE LEAGUE PHENOM DANNY ALMONTE IS 14 YEARS OLD. AFTER INVESTIGATING TWO DIFFERENT BIRTH RECORDS OF THE BOY FOR THE PAST FEW DAYS, OFFICIALS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SAY THERE ARE A NUMBER OF CONTRADICTIONS ON THE HAND-WRITTEN BIRTH CERTIFICATE THAT INDICATES HE IS 12.
THIS MEANS... THE STAR PITCHER FOR THE BRONX BABY BOMBERS IS TWO YEARS OLDER THAN ALL THE LITTLE LEAGUERS HE HAS BEEN MOWING DOWN LIKE DUCKS ON A POND. WITH ALMONTE LEADING THE WAY, THE BRONX BABY BOMBERS FINISHED THIRD IN THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES..... A STORY BOOK FINISH THAT MAY NOW BE STRIPPED BY LEAGUE OFFICIALS.
FANS IN THE TEAM'S NEIGHBORHOOD SAY THE BOY SHOULD NOT BE FAULTED.

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DANNY'S FAMILY STILL MAINTAINS THE BOY IS 12. AN UNCLE IN HIS HOME TOWN OF MOCA IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IS ACCUSING HIS OWN GOVERNMENT OF MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS AND CALLS THE SITUATION RACIST.
OFFICIALS FOR LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL HAVE SAID ALL ALONG THAT THEY WILL ABIDE BY THE FINDINGS OF THE DOMINICAN INVESTIGATORS.
BUT THERE'S BEEN NO WORD YET ON WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO ABOUT THIS TROUBLING REVELATION. RANDALL PINKSTON ..CBS NEWS

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Elian Gonzalez might be back on U-S soil, with Cuban leader Fidel Castro at his side.
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The Cuban boy's POSSIBLE visit to the U-S is already creating a media frenzy in Miami-- much like the one last year, when F-B-I agents seized Elian from his relatives' home in Little Havana.
Elian might be coming back to attend a United Nations Conference on child welfare.
But Miami officials are skeptical-- they say it's a propoganda stunt.
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Meanwhile, Elian's Miami relatives say they'd love to see the boy, but they won't likely get the chance.
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Art inside a local mall is helping to paint a brighter future for Roanoke Valley's homeless population. It's called Art on a Mission.
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Health Check reporter Joy Sutton is inside Tanglewood Mall with details.
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((ROLLCUE:...located inside the rescue mission.))
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Another school has had to deal with a mold problem. We'll have the details after this break,
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and then a little later, we'll say goodbye to one of the friendliest men in the television neighborhood.
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Another central Virginia school has had to clean out mold before the students return to class.
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Workers with Southern Air were called to Mon-elison Middle School in Amherst County after staff noticed mold growing in a classroom and on several par-titions.
The mold was removed and crews gave the entire building a wipe-down tonight.
School officials say they won't know until tomorrow what kind of bacteria they're dealing with.
Bedford and Campbell Counties also have experienced mold problems in their schools.
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For the last couple of weeks Leo Hirshbrunner has been telling us what we could do to make our lawns more attractive.
In this week's Growin It, he tells us what's best to plant, and where you should put them.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was up 47 points.

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It was more of the same for Washington Redskins last night. After this break, we'll see how they did in last night's final preseason game,
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And look out, they're trading paint in turn two!
Some of NASCAR's top drivers take a spin in go-carts.
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The Washington Redskins will enter the regular season on anything but a positive note.
They closed out the preseason with another lackluster effort last night against the New England Patriots.
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Jeff George played the entire first half, and the Patriots' defense had a field day at his expense. Roman Pheifer blows through the block, and sacks George. It would only get worse for the 11 year veteran as Pheifer sacks him again, tips the ball and Matt Vrabel picks off the pass in midair. George had two interceptions in the first half. The pounding wasn't over. The Patriots come with the blitz and George has nowhere to hide. To his credit, he would hang in the game and lead the Skins to a late T-D with a nice toss to Kevin Lockett.
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The Redskins first team offense was outscored 78-to-23 in the preseason. They lose 33-to-13.
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VMI opened up its 2001 football season last night with a a 41-to-18 loss at (Doo-KANE) Duquesne, in Pittsburgh. The Keydets gave up 27 points in the first half, and never recovered.

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Ferrum opens its new season at home tomorrow against Wesley College. Roy Stanley has more on what promises to be a big year for the Panthers.
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((The Panthers finished the season last year 7 and 3 missing the post season by one game.
But 17-seniors, some that played on both sides of the ball have graduated forcing the Panthers to call on the young players to perform.)) ((DAVE DAVIS/FERRUM HEAD COACH:)) ((Some of those players will have to grow up quick. The Panthers are the preseason pick to finish first in the Dixie Conference.
Ferrum finished last year with the top rated defense in the nation But offensively Quarterback Phillip Hairston is the only returning starter in the backfield.)) ((PHIL HAIRSTON/FERRUM QUARTERBACK:)) ((DAVIS:)) ((ROY STANDUP:))
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And turning to high school, the time has arrived for Friday Football Extra to kick off its 18th season tonight. This year, you can check in with us every Friday morning for the full schedule of games on this side of the state.
Here are the kickoff times with home teams on the bottom.
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The Winston Cup stars are in Darlington this weekend. Drivers will run their qualifying laps this afternoon.
But last night, they were in nearby Myrtle Beach, hanging out at a go- cart track.
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The event was held to determine the fan pairings for the next "No Bull" 5 million dollar race at Richmond next Month.

Last night, Michael Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt Junior, Ward Burton, Bobby Labonte and Elliott Sadler strapped themselves inside these go-carts, and literally went after each other. The race lasted only about 50 laps, but there were at least that many spins.
Ward Burton eventually won the race, but Dale Earnhardt Junior got credit for the most direct hits.
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A piece of television history ends today.
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This afternoon is the last new episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
Since 1968, Fred Rogers has greeted children in his calm and friendly way.
Now at age 73, Rogers says it is time for him to move on to other things.
But in the end, nothing changes. Rogers follows his usual routine. He takes off his sweater and sneakers and promises that he will be back.
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That's because P-B-S has a thousand episodes on tape that replay for years. [Quickcast]



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