[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

Optical Cable secures a line of credit for new acquisitions while the firm's stock value still hovers just above
2-dollars a share.
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[VO-NAT]

And a tech veterinarian returns from ground zero in New York, declaring she's glad to be alive.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Tonight on the Big 7, Frank talks about his first big win over WVU. UVa braces for the unbeaten Terps. We have your high school schedule for week six.
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[VO-NAT]

And qualifying is on tap tonight under the lights at Charlotte.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Our short beach weather season is fading quickly into fall. The numbers you need to know in the weekend forecast coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[VO-NAT]


The future of a Roanoke Valley fiber optic company is revealed a bit more fully: money is tight but an important loan is remains secure.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
Shannon is off tonight.

[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:13:44]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]


New developments tonight concerning Optical Cable.
A financial disclosure document submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission contains details about the Roanoke County company's health... revealing a significant decline in cash flow... for one thing. [***NEWS 7 AT SIX***]
[Toss Across=Keith and Jennifer /MB SET;]


News 7 Business Reporter Jennifer Miele has been reviewing the document. Jen.
Keith, the document is called a 10-Q,
[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL MB SET]
[SUPER=@jennifer1]

and it's full of quarterly data about Optical Cable's performance.
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[VO-NAT]

[**JEN'S MIC HOT***]
According to the document, the company used its own stock as collateral for investments -- that's called borrowing on margin. If those investments go bad, the company could lose eight million dollars to lenders.
That's essentially what's happening to Optical Cable's president Bob Kopstein... his lenders are attempting to sell his personal holdings in the company to pay off loans.
Also, the company's cash flow is down 40 percent from last year, partly because it used money to buy back stock in effort to boost the share price.
One piece of information enclosed in the document that could be beneficial to the company's financial health... Optical Cable has secured a ten million dollar line of credit for potential acquisitions and joint ventures.
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[***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[LIVE=Jen Full/MB SET]


We know Bob Kopstein is working on a deal in China, but he hasn't released any details.
Though cash on hand is down,
[TOSS ACROSS=Jen and Keith /MB Set;]

Kopstein says shareholders will be pleased with the quarterly earnings report due out at the end of the month.
Keith...

[Innotech]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC49:15]
[GRAPHIC=Innotech]


Two years have passed since Innotech broke ground along Interstate 581.
Now the company may finally be firing up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Innotech's president says the company is hiring, but would not confirm an opening date.
A city official told News 7 it could be up and running as early as December.
Johnson and Johnson broke ground on Innotech in 1999, but assembly line problems have kept it from manufacturing spectacle lenses.
Innotech promised to create 600 jobs.
About 150 people work there so far.
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[US-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-20 1:09:26]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport]


New service at Roanoke Regional Airport will add two additional daily jet flights to Charlotte, but they'll all be the smaller regional jets that hold about 50 passengers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


US Airways Express will expand its service when parent company US Airways pulls its big jets out of Roanoke this weekend.
Airport officials say the additional flights will supplement the turbo-prop service that will remain offered to Charlotte.
US Airways Express is also replacing big jets with smaller ones on its route to Pittsburgh.
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[National-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:25:02]
[GRAPHIC=Air Travel]


Two of Virginia's political leaders were on the first flight out of Reagan National Airport as it reopened this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Arlington;]


Governor Jim Gilmore and Senator George Allen joined other lawmakers on a flight to New York City.
The U-S Airways shuttle was the first to leave the airport since last month's attacks on the Pentagon and New York's World Trade Towers.
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[SOT 11:42:11 - :26 ON CBS 10-12 feed]
[IN Q=Reagan National]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: REAGAN NATIONAL IS A WONDERFUL NATIONAL SYMBOL THAT AMERICA IS CONFIDENT, AMERICA IS READY AND WE'RE NOT GIVING ANY FREEDOMS UP TO ANY CRIMINALS WHO WANT TO STOP THE ACTIVITIES OF THE WORKING MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS COUNTRY. WE ARE BACK.))
[SUPER=141-Gov. Jim Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=We are back.]
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[VO-NAT]


Reagan National was the last of the nation's airports to return to operation following the September 11th terrorist attacks.
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[Vet-School]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC1:40:36]
[GRAPHIC=Ground Zero]

A Virginia Tech faculty member is back from ground zero. Dr. Marie Suthers-McCabe is a veterinarian who volunteered to treat search and rescue dogs just days after the attacks.
Her experience took her to the heart of the devastation. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has her story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I FEEL REALLY GLAD TO BE BACK]
[SUPER=141-Marie Suthers-McCabe/VT Veterinary College Professor; :00]
[SUPER=143-New York City/FEMA Video; :10]
[SUPER=150-Rachel Cannon/rcannon*wdbj7.com; :46]
[SUPER=143-Blacksburg; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:03:28]
[IN Q=i feel]

((MARIE SUTHERS-MCCABE/VT VETERINARY COLLEGE PROFESSOR; I FEEL REALLY GLAD TO BE BACK AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT I CAN REALLY SAY I'M GLAD TO BE ALIVE WHICH SOMETHING I DON'T I'VE EVER BEEN ABLE TO SAY AND REALLY MEAN BEFORE.))
[OUT Q=MEAN BEFORE.]

Spending 10-days at ground zero will do that to a person. Dr. Marie Suthers-McCabe calls her experience profound.
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[SOT 22:19:20]
[IN Q=i didn't cry] COVER END

((I DIDN'T CRY UNTIL I LEFT AND I KNOW THAT ONCE THAT STARTED THAT I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO STOP SO WHEN YOUR THERE YOUR WORKING SO HARD. ))
[OUT Q=your working so hard]

Nats TC Her job...caring for search and rescue dogs. Along with police, firefighters and rescuers, man's best friend works 12-hours shifts.
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[SOT 24:05:22]
[IN Q=we were ] COVER

((WE WERE CLEANING OUT THEIR EYES, CLEANING OUT THEIR EARS AND THEN SCRUBBING THEIR FEET WITH SURGICAL SCRUB.))
[OUT Q=with surgical scrub]

Suthers-McCabe says injuries like cuts and burns were minor and treatable. NATS TC This vet's tougher challenge, using her training to handle emotional K-9 handlers.
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[SOT 25:46:19]
[IN Q=we would]

((WE WOULD LET THEM TALK AND THAT WAS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO SIT AND TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY SAW IF THEY FELT THAT'S WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DO.))
[OUT Q=they needed to do.]

Suthers-McCabe refers to the disaster site as the "pile" and says the mood was somber.
10-month old Benjamin helped his mom get through the hard times. TC 35:28:15 "I CARRIED THIS PICTURE IN A LITTLE POUCH AROUND MY WAIST AT ALL TIMES" She says helping in New York has made her feel good and what she saw, will stay with her forever.
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[SOT / 31:27:13] COVER
[IN Q=it's something ]

((IT'S SOMETHING YOU DON'T FORGET.))
[OUT Q=don't forget]

Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg. ))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


He survived criminal and administrative investigations into an alleged drunk-driving accident.
But a major in Martinsville's police department is still stepping down.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll take a ride on one of Roanoke's brand new user-friendly busses.
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[Simington]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=netE edit of 01-24 TC1:54:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Martinsville's Assitant Police Chief voluntarily resigned today after a two month investigation into drunk-driving allegations.
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[VO-NAT]


State Police say Major Clarence Simington smelled of alcohol when they found him asleep in his damage pick-up truck on August eighth.
Criminal charges were never filed against Simington, but remained on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


That was completed ten days ago.
Chief Mike Rogers says he and Simington met Friday.
He said Simington admitted he was wrong and the chief accepted his resignation with regret.


[Earley]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC1:07:20]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Earley]


Republican Mark Earley picked up 32 individual endorsements today from African American pastors.
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[VO-NAT :11]


The pastors could jeopardize their church's tax exempt status if they endorse from the pulpit.
But they say Mark Earley embodies Christian principles they embrace.
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[SOT 14:31:26]
[IN Q=More than anything else]

((MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE))
[SOT 14:19:59]

((WE SHOULD NOT ASSUME THAT AFRICAN AMERICANS WILL VOTE DEMOCRATIC.))05
[SOT 14:09:26]

((SO I'M TELLING MY PEOPLE, AMEN ADVISING THEM, VOTE FOR WHOMEVER YOU WANT. BUT GO EARLY. AND MARK THE RIGHT MARK. DON'T WANT A HANGING CHAD.))09
[SUPER=401-Charles Lundy/Woodbridge Pastor; :05!!]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=don't want a hanging chad.]
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[VO-NAT :14]


None of the pastors say they are Democrats.
Immediately after the news conference, the all-Democratic Legislative Black Caucus endorsed Mark Warner... and suggested the pastor group was insulting black voters.
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[SOT 14:37:35]
[IN Q=I think African-American]

((SEN. HENRY MARSH/D-RICHMOND: I THINK AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTERS ARE INTELLIGENT. THEY'VE EXERCISED GOOD JUDGMENT OVER THE YEARS. AND I DON'T THINK THEY WERE DUPED. I THINK THEY USED THEIR OWN JUDGMENT TO SUPPORT THE PARTY THAT HELPED ELECT THE ONLY AFRICAN-AMERICAN GOVERNOR IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY. THEY'RE SUPPORTING THE PARTY, A LOT OF THEM THIS YEAR, WHO HAS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN ON THE TICKET.))
[SUPER=401-Sen. Henry Marsh/(D) Richmond;]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=African-American on the ticket.]
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[Anchor=Keith]
[SS=Don McEachin]


Democrat Donald McEachin is the only African-American on a statewide ticket since Doug Wilder.

[Sunday-Debate]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001-Warner/Earley]


Both Earley and Mark Warner will debate again here at Your Hometown Station Sunday at eight.
You still have a chance submit questions to be asked of the candidates.
(+++++++)

[Take WDBJ Web Page FS]
Just go to our home page at WDBJ-7-dot-com to e-mail your question. You have until tomorrow afternoon at 5.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A mixed day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/62.90/9060.88/x/16.72/1597.53;]


The DOW dropped 63 points.
NASDAQ gained 17.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[New-Buses]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:45:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Valley Metro will soon have a lower profile in downtown Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Today, the transit company introduced two "low-floor" buses, a new design that makes it easier for passengers to get on and off.
Ten new "standard floor" buses also hit the road today, making the entire Valley Metro fleet wheelchair accessible.
The new buses are also more fuel efficient and produce fewer emissions than the vehicles they are replacing.
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[Radio-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two local Christian radio networks are joining forces.
On Monday, Spirit F-M and the P-A-R F-M network will merge.
The new group will be known as the Spirit F-M Network and will operate stations in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Salem, Dublin, Martinsville, Danville and Bluefield West Virginia.

[Bluegrass-Awards]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC1:58:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Western Virginia has a rich tradition of bluegrass music.
And tonight when the International Bluegrass Music Association hands out awards in Louisville, many musicians from our area will be sharing the spotlight.
Joe Dashiell has more on the area's all-star line-up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was George Clooney's face]
[SUPER=04-Touchstone Pictures-Mercury Records; :07]
[SUPER=01-Herschel Sizemore/Mandolin Musician; :58]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7]


((It was George Clooney's face on the screen, but Dan Tyminski's voice on the soundtrack. [NAT SOUND]
In the wake of the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou..." and his own album on Franklin County's Doobie Shea Records, Tyminski collected ten nominations.
And he isn't alone.
Patrick County resident Sammy Shelor and other members of the Lonesome River Band are up for a dozen awards among them.
And don't forget Hershel Sizemore. [NAT SOUND OF HERSCHEL SIZEMORE]
The Roanoke mandolin player is nominated in the Instrumental Album category for "My Style," his latest project on Blacksburg's Hay Holler label.
And he has some friendly competition from John Lawless, the roanoke bluegrass publisher who organized the all-star "Knee Deep in Bluegrass" project last year.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We were talking on the phone]

((HERSCHEL SIZEMORE: WE WERE TALKING ON THE PHONE THE OTHER DAY AND I TOLD HIM IF I DIDN'T WIN, I HOPED HE DID. HE SAID, SO IN OTHER WORDS, YOU DON'T HOPE I WIN UNLESS YOU LOSE. AND I SAID WELL THAT'S KIND OF THE WAY I FEEL.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=that's kind of the way I feel.]


If that's not enough, southwest Virginia has some sentimental favorites in the running.
Dickenson County native Ralph Stanley is nominated for his part on the "O Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack.
And the Carter Family, Scott County's country music pioneers will be inducted into the Association's Hall of Honor.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on the Big 7, They're racing under the lights tonight in Charlotte. Beamer talks about his first ever win over WVU.
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[VO-NAT]

And Lamont Jordan may be gone, but when UVa faces Maryland this Saturday the Cavs will still have to deal with the top rusher in the nation.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-94]
[GRAPHIC=LOWES]


The Winston Cup stars will be on the track in just a few moments getting ready for tonight's qualifying at Charlotte for Sunday's UAW GW 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]

Rick Mast's Sauer's Mayonnaise team was entered in the race, but has withdrawn. The team has folded and is done for the season. Rusty's brother Mike Wallace takes over for Rusty's fired teammate Jeremy Mayfield tonight. They qualify 14th and 15th.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Miller Ford Driver; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=...asked Mike to drive the car."]
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[ANCHOR=mIKE]
[GRAPHIC=lowes]

Qualifying begins tonight at 7:05.

[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-100 13357TC]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


This is week number six for the high school football season. Here's where your favorite team is playing tomorrow night. The home teams are listed on the bottom.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL."]
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-97 1:27:07]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The two top teams in the ACC battle this Saturday and yes we are talking about Maryland and Virginia. The Terps cracked the top 25 rankings this week and Steve Mason says the Wahoos have their hands full.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Angelo Crowell/UVa Leading Tackler; :16]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :29]
[SUPER=01-Tyree Foreman/UVa Fullback; :41]
[SUPER=01-Evan Routzahn/UVa Offensive Guard; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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((The Terrapins and Uva milestones go hand in hand of late. George Welsh notched his 100th career win against the Terps and both of UVa's ACC championships came against Maryland. But a fifth straight victory in College Park will difficult. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) His players have given Friedgen a lot to sing about. Sophomore running back Bruce Perry leads the nation is rushing, piling up almost 170 yards a game. The Terps have outscored opponents 132 to 50 in four games. ((:)) Kick off at Byrd Stadium is set for high noon, Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-VT]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-99 13458TC]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]


Tech's Big East date in Morgantown will certainly rekindle some pleasant memories for Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1989; :00]

In 1989, after two losing seasons as the head Hokie, Frank Beamer and his team received a hero's welcome after beating WVU 12-to-10 at Mountaineer Field to give Beamer his first victory over the Mountaineers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I MEAN...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/9 and 5 Against West Virginia; :00]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/1989; :07]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=THAN AFTER THAT BALL GAME."]
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Southside residents will get a good look tonight at a proposed power plant in Dry Fork. [***NEWS 7 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Jean /MB SET;]


Jean Jadhon is here with more on that.
[LIVE=Jean /FULL MB SET]
[SUPER=@jean1]


Keith, Florida Power and Light wants to build a natural gas-fired plant between Danville and Chatham.
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[VO-NAT]


It would be located on 128 acres of land off Dry Fork Road near the county landfill.
The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors has already unanimously voted to rezone the land for the project.
But will nearby residents give the project the green light?
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[LIVE=Jean /FULL MB SET]


The company is holding a public hearing at this hour in Dry Fork.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Jean /MB SET;]

We'll let you know what residents have to say, tonight at eleven.