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It's too old and too expensive to run.
Work at the Radford Foundry will come to a halt.
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And, your outdoor plans may be sunk because of the weather... unless you're going fishing.
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[Sports-head]


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In sports, one of UVa's top football players is in trouble with the law, Chip Sullivan is preparing to make a run at the U.S. Open,
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and the Avalanche talks about winding up its series tonight with Wilmington.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Dodging the showers continues to be the number one game outside. But things are looking warmer. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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Hundreds of workers in Radford will soon be looking for new jobs. One of the city's largest employers plans to close.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith is off tonight.

[Radford-Foundry]


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Intermet Corporation announced today it will shut-down its RADFORD Foundry in late September. The plant manufactures iron castings for the automotive industry and currently employs 374 people.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens joins us with more on the closing and what impact it will have on the community. Shannon, obviously this will have a tremendous impact on the city's economy, being one of its largest employers in town.
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That is why company officials say they looked at all of their options, before making this tough decision.
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((((ALAN MILLER/VP, INTERMET CORPORATION: IT'S NOT A DECISION THAT WE WANTED TO MAKE BECAUSE THIS IS A GOOD WORKFORCE AND IT IS A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY.)) The Radford Foundry began operations in 19-66, making it the oldest shell-molding facility in the company. But because of that representatives say it has to be shut down.
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[RUNS13] ((ALAN MILLER/INTERMET CORP. V.P.: THIS PROCESS IS AN OLDER TECHNOLOGY THAT CARRIES HIGHER MATERIAL COSTS, IT CARRIES HIGHER ENERGY COSTS, SO THE DEMAND FOR THE PRODUCTS HAS BEEN MOVING TO MORE MODERN PROCESSES.)) Signs of the plant's struggle surfaced back in July of 2001, when the company laid off 29 workers. In this year's first quarter earnings, the plant recorded a pre-tax loss of one-million dollars, forcing it to operate at less than half of its capacity. But, Miller says not ALL of the business will be lost from the closing. He's says it's possible some of the jobs will be transferred to the company's New River Foundry, located next door.
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[RUNS14] ((THAT ALL DEPENDS ON DISCUSSIONS THAT WE'RE HAVING WITH THE CUSTOMERS FOR THESE PRODUCTS, BUT IF IT WORKS OUT IT'S POSSIBLE WE CAN SAVE A BIT OF THIS WORK FOR THE RADFORD COMMUNITY AND CREATE SOME MORE JOBS FOR THE NEW RIVER FOUNDRY.))))

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Just to clarify something, it was the New River Foundry that had the explosion in 2000, killing three people. Not the one that's closing.
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But, as Miller said, the New River foundry will not be affected by the close, in fact it could actually gain some of the business from the Radford Foundry.

[Mowing]


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It's the worst season he's seen in thirty years.
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That's what landscaper Ed Staley says about all the rain this Spring. At Horticultural Services Inc. the workers are staying inside getting equipment ready for when the ground dries. Staley says he's at least two to three weeks behind schedule for commercial and residential jobs. This is the first time he's ever lost a whole week to wet weather.
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((ED STALEY/OWNER HORTICULTURAL SERVICES INC.; IT'S EITHER TOO MUDDY TO PLANT OR TOO WET OR TOO DANGEROUS TO EVEN TAKE SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT OUT ON THE SLOPES SO WE HAVEN'T EVEN BEEN ABLE TO GET OUT AND DO THE WORK.))
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V-DOT also needs to work on overgrown brush and medians that may become a safety hazard by affecting a driver's sight.
Officials say crews will start mowing in the rain to catch up with growth.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON; WE HAD HOPED TO NOT MOW AS FREQUENTLY THIS SEASON TO SORT OF MAKEUP SOME FOR THE INTENSE WINTER WEATHER THAT WE HAD AND THE BUDGET BUSTER THE SEASON TURNED OUT TO BE WELL YOU KNOW SPRING MIGHT BE A BUDGET BUSTER TOO WHEN IT COMES TO MOWING.))
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No word yet on what the rainy Spring will cost the state.
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[Trout-Stocking]


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While many people have grown tired of the wet weather, one group isn't getting all wet. Stocked trout fishing in the area should receive a boost, all thanks to the rain. Richard Lesko has details.
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As Department of Game and Inland Fisheries personnel stock more than 23-hundred rainbow trout in the Roanoke River for the last time this spring, there is excitement about the angling prospects for the early summer.
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((GEORGE DUCKWALL/VDGIF COLD WATER HATCHERIES MANAGER; WITH THIS WATER THAT WE'RE SEEING IN THE ROANOKE RIVER, WE'LL HAVE FISHING IN THIS RIVER ALL THE WAY UP INTO JULY, AND POSSIBLY EVEN LONGER. NORMALLY AFTER THE LAST STOCKING, WE MIGHT EXPECT TWO WEEKS OF GOOD FISHING AND THEN IT WOULD TAPER RIGHT OFF.))
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While the rain may make fishermen miserable, the fish are thriving with the extra water. Because of higher stream flow, stocked trout can escape predators more easily, and are dispersing better than they have in years, preventing over-harvesting. That means more trout in the river, and better odds for fishermen.
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((CLAUDE HENSON/ANGLER; WE BEEN FISHING, BEEN PRETTY REGULAR CATCH SEVERAL, AND DOWN BELOW THE BRIDGE WHERE THE WATER'S A LITTLE SWIFT THERE'S A LITTLE BETTER FISHING THIS TIME OF YEAR, IT'S WHAT WE LIKE TO DO, MOST OF US ARE RETIRED SO WE FISH OVER HERE...))
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((GEORGE DUCKWALL/VDGIF COLD WATER HATCHERIES MANAGER; BECAUSE OF THE RAIN THE WATER TEMPERATURE HERE IN THE ROANOKE IS 59 DEGREES. YEARS PAST, I'VE SEEN IT PUSHING 80 DEGREES AT THIS TIME OF YEAR. THIS IS JUST IDEAL FOR TROUT.))
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And officials hope that the water levels will hold steady, so anglers will have a few more fish tales to tell over the summer. Richard Lesko, News 7, Roanoke.))

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The threat of rainy weather has Festival in the Park heading indoors again.
Organizers have decided to move Friday's Celebration Night into the Roanoke Civic Center.
The concert featuring contemporary Christian singer Crystal Lewis was supposed to take place in Victory Stadium.
Civic Center doors will open at 5:30 and the show'll start an hour later.
Only 10,500 people will be allowed inside.
Parking may also be limited because the Drew Exposition is set up in the Civic Center parking lot.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The fight over expanded alchohol sales at Roanoke's Civic Center moves to Richmond.
That's next on News Seven at six.
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And as Bob Hope celebrates his hundredth birthday, we'll look back on his visits to Central Virginia and a longtime friendship that started there.
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[Civic-center]


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The fight over the Roanoke Civic Center's ABC license moved to Richmond today and according to opponent, the battle is far from over.
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In March the Civic Center received approval to sell beer and wine at more of its events.
But opponents appealed the decision.
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Today they told the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board that they didn't get a fair shake and claimed "the fix was in."
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((BARNEY ARTHUR/OPPOSED TO ABC LICENSE: AS EVERYONE KNOWS WHEN YOU GO AGAINST A GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY, YOU GOT AN UPHILL BATTLE. ITS' HARD TO GO AGAINST THAT.)) ((CHIP SNEAD/ACTING CIVIC FACILITIES DIRECTOR: IN ROANOKE IN FEBRUARY WE HAD OVER 11 HOURS OF TESTIMONY AND I THOUGHT THAT THE HEARING OFFICER AT THAT POINT WAS VERY, VERY OPEN AND FAIR, ALLOWING ALL COMMENTS FROM EITHER SIDE TO BE MADE.))
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A decision from the board is expected within a few days.
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[Franklin-Fatal]


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A head-on collision in Franklin County killed one woman and injured another.
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It happened around 11 near Smith Mountain Lake.
State police say their cars collided in the rain on Route 834, two miles south of Scruggs Road.
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64-year-old Lucille Moore of Wirtz was killed. State police say she was not wearing a seatbelt.
20-year-old Meghan Ackert of Williamsburg WAS wearing hers. She was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Her injuries are NOT believed to be life-threatening.
State police don't know what caused the crash. There were no witnesses and no signs either woman was speeding.

[Kostline]


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Roanoke County police have charged a man with INvoluntary manslaughter in a fatal accident two weeks ago.
20-year-old Adam (COAST-line) Kostline was charged in a wreck on Poage Valley Road Extension.
The accident killed 17-year-old Hiawatha Boyd, Junior.
Boyd was thrown from a sport utility vehicle when it rolled down an embankment.

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The Craig County Sheriff's Department says a couple found inside their home in New Castle committed suicide yesterday.
Craig County Sheriff Billy McPherson says the medical examiner determined that the man and the woman took their own lives.
The couple did leave a note.
Their names have NOT been released.

[Bed-Bath]


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Bed, Bath and Beyond is setting up a home in Roanoke.
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The store will open a new location at the Town Square shopping center in Roanoke. The company sells domestics merchandise and home furnishings. Lease papers were signed today but there is no word yet on when it will open. Bed, Bath and Beyond operates more than 470-stores around the country with its headquarters in New Jersey.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street settled for a mixed effort, despite some encouraging economic news. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 82 points.
NASDAQ gained 12.
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[Bob-Hope]


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Fans of Bob Hope are honoring the entertainer on his 100th birthday, and looking back on a legendary career that twice brought him to central Virginia.
Bob Hope first visited Lynchburg as a vaudeville performer in 1924, and again as a headliner more than 50 years later.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/September 14, 1977]


Hope teed off for an exhibition round at the Ivy Hill Golf Course on September 14th, 1977.
But the main event was a variety show that would raise 25- thousand dollars for the construction of a multi-purpose building at Virginia Baptist Hospital.
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((BOB HOPE//SEPTEMBER 14, 1977; WELL THAT'S ALWAYS NICE TO BE ABLE TO HELP THAT AND I'VE BEEN CONNECTED WITH THAT TYPE OF WORK FOR A LONG TIME AND I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS.))
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According to the Daily Advance, Hope told reporters his first visit to the Hill City came as he was starting his vaudeville career.
And it was in Lynchburg, Hope said, that he met the legendary humorist Will Rogers.
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[Torch-Run]


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The first leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run kicked off in Roanoke today.
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The event benefits Special Olympics. Lindsey Harmin, a Special Olympics athlete carried the torch, along with her dad Bobby Harmin. The Roanoke City Police officer says it's nice to see his colleagues take part in something that's such a big part of his life.
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((BOBBY HARMIN/ ROANOKE POLICE OFFICER: IT JUST GIVES ME A LOT OF PRIDE IN THE JOB THAT WE DO IN HELPING THE COMMUNITY AND IT GOES TO SHOW THAT WE HELP THE COMMUNITY IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. AND IT JUST GIVES US A GREAT SENSE OF PRIDE FOR HER TO BE INVOLVED WITH US IN THIS TODAY.))
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Law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth raised more than 670- thousand dollars for Special Olympics. Roanoke Police Chief Joe Gaskins served as Virginia's chairman for the torch run this year. He says it's important to recognize the officers who raise money for Virginia's special athletes.
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[Sports tease]


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One of UVa's top football players faces drug charges, , words from Jimmie Johnson on Dover, Chip Sullivan is honing his skills for the U.S. Open
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and the Avalanche battles at home tonight.
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Top Virginia football recruit Ahmad Brooks has been charged with possession of marijuana and faces a court date July 29th in Prince William general district court.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Brooks, a freshman linebacker for the Cavaliers, was charged with possession of marijuana May 17th. This is a misdemeanor charge. A misdemeanor drug charge carries a sentence of up to 12 months in jail but it is highly unlikely that Brooks will serve any jail time. The University of Virginia could not be reached for comment today.
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[S-Avs]


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The Salem Avalanche plays the Wilmington Blue Rocks for the last time in the first half tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The Avs have welcomed back Charlton Jimmerson and Todd Self off the injured list in recent days. Jimmerson and Self are two of the Astros top prospects. And the parent club will look for more players like them when the big league draft rolls around in about two weeks.
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[S-Chip]


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Next week will be a busy one for Ashley Plantation golf professional Chip Sullivan.
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On Tuesday, Sullivan will try to qualify for the U.S. Open in Rockville, Maryland. 156 golfers will compete for 38 spots. And several big names are not exempt, including Stewart Cink, Steve Elkington, and Tom Lehman.
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Following the qualifier, Chip will head over to the TPC at Avenel, just outside the nation's capital to play in the PGA's Capital Open, formerly called the Kemper Open, for the third time.
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[S-Dover]


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After two straight weeks in Charlotte, the Nascar Winston Cup series heads north to Dover this weekend for the MBNA 400. And there's been no sophomore slump for Jimmie Johnson.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Last Week; :00]


Fresh off his wins in the Winston and the Coke 600, Johnson goes to the Monster Mile having swept both races there last season.
J-J has been in the top ten in the points for 46 consecutive weeks, and has 6 top ten finishes in the past 12 races.
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[S-NBA]


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The San Antonio Spurs can wrap up the Western Conference finals against Dallas tonight and move on to the finals against New Jersey.
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[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX; :00]

San Antonio takes a 3-to-2 series lead into tonight's game in Dallas. The Spurs need to end the series and wrest up for the championship.
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[S-NHL]


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Venus Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati and Marissa Irvin were American winners today on the women's side as the second round of the French Open tennis tournament was completed. The U-S had 13 entries on the men's side. Andre Agassi (AG'-uh-see) reached round three.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roland Garros; :00]

(------------) Alos on the men's side today, Layton Hewitt would advance. he wins in four sets 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 and 7-6.