Up next on News 7--
A another hit for the textile industry in Southside--
An apparel manufacture could layoff workers in Martinsville and Henry County.
And the American Airlines flight data recorder is damaged.
Meanwhile, investigators are still trying to out how the plane came apart in mid- air.
We're feeling seasonable temperatures but not so seasonable rainfall....I'll have your arid forecast....
Stay tuned for News 7 at noon.
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More than two thousand local textile workers could lose their jobs next year.
V-F Imagewear announced today it will attempt to sell all of its Martinsville and Henry County facilities. If no buyer comes forward, the plants will close next year. The move could effect 23-hundred local workers. Most would be let go by July.
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Jennifer Miele is in Henry County where the word came about an hour ago.
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Jen adlibs :15 of vo.
[Out: and job hunting assistance.]
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QUESTION: Will these employees qualify for any benefits under the NAFTA trade agreement?
The experts say it's never happened before-
Investigators are trying to figure out how the tail fin of an American Airlines jet snapped off, just as the plane took off from New York on Monday.
Drew Levinson has more on the fatal crash of flight 587.
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[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
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JUST A DAY AFTER OFFICIALS CALLED THE DISCOVERY OF THE JET'S FLIGHT DATA
RECORDER...."A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH"....THERE'S WORD THE BOX IS DAMAGED.
SOT: GEORGE BLACK/NTSB
"UNFORTUNATELY WE'VE HAD A SETBACK IN THAT LAST NIGHT WE DISCOVERED A
FAULTY MODULE ON THE DATA RECORDER. IT WAS DAMAGED AND WE HAD TO CUT
INTO IT IN ORDER TO RETRIEVE THE RECORDING MEDIUM."
OFFICIALS ARE OPTIMISTIC THEY WILL STILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE CRITICAL
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE DATA RECORDER, BUT THEY NEED THE
MANUFACTURERS HELP...AND THAT WILL TAKE TIME.
ONE BIG QUESTION INVOLVES THE AIRLINER'S TAIL FIN. IT SNAPPED OFF AFTER
TAKE-OFF.. EXPERTS SAY THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. THEY SAY
DETERMINING WHAT CAUSED THIS TO HAPPEN COULD BE KEY OT UNDERSTANDING THE
THE NTSB HAS GOTTEN INFORMATION FROM THE COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER.
THEY SAY THE TAPE CAPTURED NO SOUNDS CONSISTENT WITH A BOMB. BUT IT
DID REVEAL SOME STILL UNIDENTIFIED RATTLING NOISES. AT THIS POINT
INVESTIGATORS SAY ALL EVIDENCE POINTS TO CATASTROPHIC MECHANICAL
FAILURE, BUT THEY HAVEN'T RULED OUT SABOTAGE.
SOT: BLACK AGAIN
"WE DON'T ELIMINATE OPTIONS UNTIL THEIR IS EVIDENCE THAT JUSTIFIES THEIR
(STANDUP..INVESTIGATIONS LIKE THIS TAKE UP TO A YEAR....)
President Bush is playing host to Russian president Vladimir Putin at his ranch in Texas today, where they're holding talks about the war on terrorism and nuclear weapons.
And in Afghanistan, the opposition is now in control of half the country, but there's still no sign of Osama bin Laden.
Aleen Sirgany brings us up to date.
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((U-S WARPLANES ARE FLYING ABOVE THE TALIBAN STRONGHOLD OF KANDAHAR IN
THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS THE TALIBAN HAS LOST
CONTROL OF ITS STRONGHOLD THERE AND CLAIMS THE CITY IS IN TOTAL CHAOS.
DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD CONFIRMED THE FIGHTING IN KANDAHAR HAS
BEEN HEAVY BUT WARNED ITS TOO SOON TO KNOW IF THE TALIBAN HAS LOST ITS
STRENGTH IN THE SOUTH.
SMALL NUMBERS OF SPECIAL U.S. SPECIAL FORCES ARE ALREADY ON THE GROUND
(SOT)DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY.
"The Taliban, some pieces of it, are melting into the countryside
because they have decided to toss in the towel. In other cases, they may
be simply waiting to counterattack at some other time.''
AS THE SUN ROSE IN AFGHANISTANS CAPITAL TODAY, OPPOSITION FORCES WALKED
THE STREETS IN TRIUMPH A DAY AFTER THEY PUSHED THE TALIBAN OUT. THE
NORTHERN ALLIANCE IS PROMISING TO GO ALONG WITH U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL
APPPEALS FOR A BROAD BASED GOVERNMENT THERE. ..INCLUDING THE
PASHTUN'S..AFGHANISTAN'S LARGEST ETHINIC GROUP.
RUMSFELD SAY'S IT'S BELIEVED SOME TALIBAN OFFICIALS ARE DEAD.. BUT
OTHERS ARE IN HIDING.. AND WARNED AGAINST ASSUMING THE WORST IS OVER.
(SOT)RUMSFELD "Our task is to get al qaedi and leadership and we still
have that ahead of us."
STAND-UP: putin arriving,..
If your tools have been stolen recently, you may want to contact Roanoke City Police.
Recognize any of these?
Roanoke Police want to return them to their rightful owners.
Officers recovered 10 to 20-thousand dollars worth of stolen equipment in the van of a Botetourt County man yesterday.
Police say they caught Bruce Calvin Brock leaving a home on Long Acre Drive in Northeast.
He's been charged with grand larceny.
Police now have dozens of drills, saws and sanders on their hands.
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If you recognize any items OR the suspect, call the Crime Line at 3-4-4 - 8-5-0-0.
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Still to come on the newscast, there may be good news for satellite television viewers. We'll have the details after the break.
Also the first man to receive an implantable artificial heart has suffered a setback.
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The first person to receive a self- contained artificial heart has apparently taken a turn for the worse.
Doctors in Kentucky say recipient Robert Tools has suffered a stroke.
One of the surgeons who implanted the heart tells "The New York Times" that he'll have more information later today.
Just last week, doctors said Tools had made "fabulous progress."
But now doctors reportedly say the patient's setback began with weakness in the right side of his body.
Tools was in poor health when he underwent heart surgery in July.
He was suffering from congestive heart failure, diabetes, and kidney disease.
Roanoke County schools are trying to grow a new workforce.
Educators and business leaders met at the Patrick Henry Hotel this morning to discuss the training challenges facing businesses moving to, or expanding in, the Roanoke Valley.
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((CRAIG BALZAR/CHAIRMAN, ROANOKE COUNTY GENERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: OUR GOAL IS TO FIGURE OUT SOONER WHAT'S COMING DOWN THE PIKE AND/OR LET SCHOOL SYSTEMS RESPOND A LITTLE SOONER.))
[OUT Q=let school systems respond a little sooner.]
The forum paid particular attention to the new biomedical center coming to Roanoke.
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((TOM MCKEON/DIRECTOR, ROANOKE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER: IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY FROM AN EDUCATION AND TRAINING STANDPOINT TO THINK OUT THREE TO FIVE YEARS, CONNECT WITH BIOMEDICAL INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES THAT EXIST NOW AND FIGURE OUT, LONG TERM, WHAT SORT OF WORKFORCE WE ARE GOING TO NEED TO DEVELOP.))
[OUT Q=are going to need to develop.]
A similar forum was held last year.
Results of the meeting are expected to be posted on the Roanoke County School's website within a month.
The weak national economy is having an impact on western Virginia.
Members of the Roanoke City School board were told last night to expect a budget shortfall of more than 800- thousand dollars.
Falling "sales tax revenues" are to blame for more than half of that gap.
And in Roanoke County, first quarter revenues are falling below estimates. Last night supervisors said they're anticipating a revenue shortfall of 381- thousand dollars for the year.
They believe they can absorb the difference without major budget cuts, but say they will continue to keep a close eye on county finances.
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Yesterday residents got to see for themselves the proposed changes to portions of Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County.
Yesterday-- V-DOT held a public hearing to answer questions and gather input from the community.
V-DOT wants to replace the bridges over Buffalo Creek-- in both directions.
The new bridges would each have three lanes.
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((I'M FROM THE NORTH, NEW JERSEY, SO I'VE FOUND WITH THREE LANES SITUATIONS AND THINGS WORK VERY WELL, EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY SO IF SOMETHING DOES HAPPEN YOU HAVE THE ROOM... TO MOVE AROUND INSTEAD OF COMING TO A DEAD STOP.))
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Two other projects have also been proposed....
V-DOT wants to replace the existing bridges over the Maury River.
Plans also call for adding TWO more lanes for trucks traveling North of the Buffalo Creek bridge.
It's a step forward for satellite home dish subscribers in rural and small television markets.
Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved funding for a bill which encourages satellite providers to transmit local programming in small T-V markets.
Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher authored the Local Rural Broadcast Signal Act last year.
More than 16 million satellite subscribers nationwide do not receive their local programming.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
we will meet an artist whose work is contributing to the study of Alzheimer's Disease.
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A poet once wrote that "art is but a vision of reality."
It's a fitting description for an American painter whose perception of reality has changed with the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.
Mark Phillips has the story.
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' This was the studio...'
William Utermohlen, who has already made a contribution to the world of
art, may have also made a useful contribution to medical science.
Whether he wanted to or not.
Utermohlen has worked in London as an artist since he moved here from
Philadelphia forty-five years ago.
(work/man at table)
His style was bold and linear -- from the modern pop art school. And
then about four years ago his wife -- an art historian herself --
noticed a dramatic change... when she saw this painting of a man, alone,
grasping a table.
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' I knew there was something desperately wrong because of the sense of
holding on, holding on, holding on.'
What William was trying to hold on to... was his sanity. He'd developed
Alzheimers. His style began to change as the disease progressed. An
artist's diary of his own growing affliction. Not deliberately. It
(SOT William Utermohlen)
MP can you tell us what were you doing....
WU I will be honest, I don't think I could tell you
MP it just came out that way..
WU it just goes...when you paint..that's that.
(W and P at exhibit/portraits)
But the doctors treating Utermohlen thought there was more to it than
that and an exhibit of his work was mounted to illustrate their point.
In a series of self-portraits he painted, the doctors noticed a
progression that they felt mirrored the disease. From the bold
beginnings, the self-images became more vague. More impressionistic.
Almost like he was loosing touch with himself.
(SOT P / over pix to start)
'If you're suddenly told something which is very frightening which is
very frightening, you try to understand it, and if you're a painter you
try to understand it by looking at yourself.'
Yet at this point the doctors and the artist begin to disagree on what
exactly was happening. Do these paintings show the progression of a
disease or the progression of an artist? Utermohlen says his style
changed not because he COULDN'T paint like he previously had -- as the
doctors surmised, but because he WANTED to paint differenty.
'oh yes, I knew I was not the way I was before, but it didn't seem to
bother, no pain, nothing.'
(Rembrant 1 and 2)
Artists' styles often change. Just look at Rembrant's early
self-portraits -- compared to his self-image later in life.
(William and P looking at his work)
William Utermohlen says he was't trying to created a scientific record,
but if that's what his work amounts to, he has no problem with that.
(SOT W and P / continue with his work at top)
PU' you said -- that you hoped they would help other people understand .
WU yes, yes, I did say that, and that is very much what I want to do
MP help other people ...
WU yes yes...to understand alzheimers.
In the end what William Utermohlen wanted to do was simple -- he wanted
to keep painting.
'You don't say oh I have alzheimers, I'll never live, or die or
something...just keep going...(animatedly)'
I'll paint again, probably....
PU I think you probably will.
Deliberately or accidentally, William Utermohlen has provided a record
of value to both the scientific and artistic worlds. MP CBS News London.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 45 points.
Nasdaq has lost three.
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The Hokies and the Cavaliers prepare to duke it out this Saturday, but - who will beat the odds?
.... we'll tell you all about that match up - coming up.
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When it comes to home field advantage, neither Tech nor UVA can say they've had the best luck with it.
In fact since 1992 - the visiting team has won 6 of those 9 games.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :47]
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(( Frank Beamer got the best of George Welsh on his last trek across Afton Mountain back in 1999 - but overall Beamer has a losing record in games against UVa. Both he and his nemesis Al Groh are graduates of their respective universities and each knows how important winning is to the alumni of his respective alma mater.
Groh hasn't experienced this showdown as a head coach before, so you'll have to excuse for not knowing the Commonwealth Cup has been given to the state champ for the past six seasons.
Tech's success on the national level in the recent past has without question irritated UVa fans and players alike.
The Hokies have a number of injuries to deal with this week including a shoulder problem that is plaguing senior fullback Jarrett Ferguson. But the plan right now is for everyone to play.))
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