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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... We're in for a slight weather change today. The forecast will be a little warmer. Highs will reach near 70 this afternoon. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast coming up.




[7-11VF-Imagewear]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:52:42]
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More than two -thousand people in Martinsville and Henry county are in danger of losing their jobs.
If no buyer comes forward for V-F Imagewear, the comapny says it will close its area plants.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Company officials held a press conference yesterday after notifying 23 hundred employees they will likely lose their jobs come July.
They say NAFTA eliminates the possibility of producing quality clothing at competitive prices.
All area plants will close if no one opts to buy them ... only 200 jobs in a local distribution center will remain.
V-F was commended by the local government and some employees for its integrity under the circumstances.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We as VF]

((GEORGE DERHOFER/VF IMAGEWEAR: WE AS VF ARE GOING TO DO UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES DO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE THE TRANSITION THE BEST IT CAN BE AND IF THINK FOR THE MOST PART THEY RE APPRECIATIVE OF THAT.))
[SUPER=01-George Derhofer/VF Imagewear]
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[OUT Q=appreciative of that.]
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The major loss of tax revenue will now force Henry County to re-evaluate its financial situation.
The Board of Supervisors will meet next week to discuss budget cuts.
They are likely to affect the Public Service Authority Board.
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[7-11School-Audit]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jda]
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Members of the School Board and the Roanoke City Council have agreed on a plan for regular audits of the school system.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The two panels have been at odds over a recent review that raised questions about the school system's hiring practices.
But last night, school board and council members said they support the plan for regular audits.
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[IN Q=The School Board ]

((RUTH WILLSON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD: THE SCHOOL BOARD VERY MUCH SUPPORTS THE INTERNAL AUDITING PRACTICES AND WE'RE DELIGHTED TO GO FORWARD WITH THE AUDIT THIS SCHOOL YEAR.)) ((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I THINK THIS HAS OPENED UP THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION AND IT MAKES US ALL REALIZE THAT WE ARE HERE FOR THE SAME PURPOSE AND THAT IS TO OPERATE THE SCHOOLS AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT MANNER POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Ruth Willson/Roanoke City School Board; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke City Council; :11]
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[OUT Q=and efficient manner possible]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Under the plan outlined last night, the municipal auditor will review school activity funds, payroll, administrative data processing and transportation during the next year.

[7-Holiday-Tree]


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[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:42:59]
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Roanoke has gotten an early start on the Christmas season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The city kicked off the season by setting up its holiday tree at First Union Plaza.
The 35-foot tree was donated by Botetourt County resident Donald Brown.
The tree will be lit in a ceremony November 30th.
It will take more than two-thousand lights to decorate it.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Mostly sunny again today...with unseasonably high temperatures climbing to near 70.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast details, coming up after the news.





[45-Bedford-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Some county residents see this deal as a scheme to cheat Medicaid. But most Bedford County supervisors see it as a "risk free" deal too good to pass up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

Last night-- the board voted to borrow 465- million dollars so that the state can receive MILLIONS in matching funds from the federal government. It's a complicated deal-- that the county says is legal but has some residents crying foul. Under the arrangement, the state will pay Bedford County the money it borrowed PLUS roughly six million dollars on top of that as incentive for helping the Gilmore administration secure the 259- million in matching funds.
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[SOT 09:44:57 09:50:31]
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((JACK MILLS: THE WAY I GOT IT FIGURED..... ROBBING THE MEDICAID FUND. )) ((BOB CROUCH/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: SINCE SEPTEMBER.....SCHEME LIKE THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Mills/Bedford Co. Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/Bedford Co. Resident; :15]
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[OUT Q=scheme like this.]
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[VO-NAT]

Bedford County says it will use its money to upgrade the Bedford County nursing home.
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[45-11PH-Renovation]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
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Roanokers took a closer look at the plans that architects are creating for the NEW Patrick Henry High School.
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The plan calls for a new two-story academic building that would replace the current campus layout.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Though there were many questions last night about parking, traffic, classroom space and other issues, members of the audience said they're impressed with what they've seen so far.
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[SOT 00:40:05]
[IN Q=They have obviously taken into account]

((JESSICA SWEENEY/PATRICK HENRY SENIOR: THEY HAVE OBVIOUSLY TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT THAT P H DOES NEED TO BE REMODELED AND THEY'RE LOOKING INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF MOVING AWAY FROM THE CAMPUS COMPLEX INTO ONE BUILDING. I THINK THAT'S A GOOD IDEA. THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE A BIGGER GYMNASIUM, A BIGGER AUDITORIUM. I THINK THAT'S GOOD. AND THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE IT MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THE COMMUNITY, SO I THINK THE COMMUNITY WILL BE VERY PLEASED WITH THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Jessica Sweeney/Patrick Henry Senior;]
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[OUT Q=very pleased with that.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The architects will present their plans for William Fleming High School at a public meeting tonight.


[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... The weather remains dry and cool this morning, but temperatures will warm up later. Highs are expected to reach near 70 this afternoon. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast coming up.



[8-11VF-Imagewear]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:52:42]
[GRAPHIC=VF Imagewear]

More than two -thousand people in Martinsville and Henry county are in danger of losing their jobs.
If no buyer comes forward for V-F Imagewear, the comapny says it will close its area plants.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Company officials held a press conference yesterday after notifying 23 hundred employees they will likely lose their jobs come July.
They say NAFTA eliminates the possibility of producing quality clothing at competitive prices.
All area plants will close if no one opts to buy them ... only 200 jobs in a local distribution center will remain.
V-F was commended by the local government and some employees for its integrity under the circumstances.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We as VF]

((GEORGE DERHOFER/VF IMAGEWEAR: WE AS VF ARE GOING TO DO UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES DO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE THE TRANSITION THE BEST IT CAN BE AND IF THINK FOR THE MOST PART THEY RE APPRECIATIVE OF THAT.))
[SUPER=01-George Derhofer/VF Imagewear]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=appreciative of that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The major loss of tax revenue will now force Henry County to re-evaluate its financial situation.
The Board of Supervisors will meet next week to discuss budget cuts.
They are likely to affect the Public Service Authority Board.
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[8-11Gilmore-React]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC1:53:34]
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Governor Jim Gilmore's plan to increase unemployment benefits for Virginians should help laid off workers in Southside.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'VE ALREADY INCREASED THE ....WITHOUT REGARD TO WHAT REGION THEY'RE A PART OF.))
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[OUT Q=what region they're a part of.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Warner]


Governor- elect Mark Warner says the layoffs are "regrettable," and emphasized the need for one of his campaign promises: "a top-level Economic Crisis Strike Force that can be dispatched immediately when a community is plunged into economic crisis."
The Warner transition team is trying to schedule time for the Governor- elect to visit Henry County later this week.
[BIRTHDAYS!] 11/16/01
Friday:

[SUPER=130-/Linda Cox/Altavista]



[SUPER=130-45/Linda Tosh/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-29/Randy Reynolds/Draper]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Brian Yeatts/Altavista]



[SUPER=131-14/Jason Malone/Salem]



[SUPER=131-/Barbara Goode/Roanoke]

[SUPER=131-59/Wayne Osborne/Callands]