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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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Ahead on NEWS 7 at six... The latest from Henry County-- where more than a thousand textile workers are in danger of losing their jobs.
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[anchor=Teresa]

Plus, an accident in Roanoke county ties up traffic for hours.


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Tonight in sports, the Panthers pick up a former Wahoo, Lee Suggs is still a no show in Cleveland, and
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[VO-NAT]


Lance Armstrong puts the finishing touches on another win in the Tour de France.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]

It was a hot one, with temperatures topping out near 90 degrees. Muggy conditions continue in the overnight with a typical summer pattern returning for the first half of the workweek. The full forecast is coming up. [Video-Open]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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((THESE PEOPLE ARE HARD WORKING, THEY PRODUCE THE BEST PRODUCT IN THE TOWEL INDUSTRY, THEY'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE, THEY'RE RELIABLE.))
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A Henry County official says Southside workers deserve more on the eve of a possible shut- down at Pillowtex.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Pillowtex]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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Southside employees are increasingly concerned about the fate of the Pillowtex Corporation. The sheet and towel manufacturer missed a quarterly loan payment to its banks last month. Employees fear the company won't be able to pull through. [TAKE NEWS 7 AT 6 IN BAM]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Teresa/Jenn AT BAM;]

Jennifer Wishon joins us now with more. Teresa - the people we talked to today say it doesn't look good.
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[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]

Pillowtex has until Thursday to repay the loan, but employees say they're not optimistic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

No one from the company was available for comment today, but there was a message for employees.
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[IN Q=All manufacturing including]

((PILLOWTEX RECORDING: ALL MANUFACTURING INCLUDING YARN MANUFACTURING, WEAVING, WET FINISHING AND SEWING WILL STAND. PLANT SERVICE AND PLANT MANAGERS OFFICE WILL STAND.))
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[VO-NAT]

Production employees have been out of work for weeks. Distribution workers ARE asked to report, but aren't expected to work the entire week. Pillowtex has been described as the cornerstone of the Fieldale area, and some say the community wouldn't exist without the plant.
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((PAULA BURNETTE/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR: IT'S A THOUSAND EMPLOYEES, A THOUSAND FAMILIES. HOW MANY OF THEM HAVE KIDS GOING TO COLLEGE, IN COLLEGE, WHERE IS THEIR TUITION GOING TO COME FROM. IT'S NOT EASY TO FIND JOBS AROUND HERE AS IT IS. I THINK THIS IS OUR EIGHTEENTH MONTH OF CONSECUTIVE DOUBLE DIGIT UNEMPLOYMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Paula Burnette/Henry Co. Supervisor;]
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Despite poor economic times in Southside, Burnette says the community has remained strong.
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But the both the County and City of Martinsville will be hurt economically if the plant closes.
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Teresa, Burnette says the localities will continue to try and improve the area's economic situation, but they'll need more help from the Federal Government. She says too many textile jobs are being sent overseas.

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Two people were injured in a wreck on Bent Mountain in Roanoke County.
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Police say this motorcycle and car hit head on around 3 o'clock this afternoon The driver of the car, and the driver of the motorcycle were both taken to local hospitals, but there is no word on their identities or the extent of their injuries. The accident tied up traffic for hours on the road. Northbound traffic was stopped for about an hour, and Southbound traffic is still being diverted onto Crystal Creek Road. Police say the investigation into the accident is continuing.
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Two police officers who helped out at Ground Zero have brought their experiences to Roanoke... as part of an exhibit.
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The exhibit is managed by two retired Port Authority police officers. It includes pieces from the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93. The men say the Port Authority actually owned and operated the World Trade Center, but many people are not aware of the sacrifices they made on nine- 11.
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((LT. CHESTER WEEKES/NY NJ PORT AUTHORITY POLICE: WE LOST 37 POLICE OFFICERS THAT DAY ON THE ELEVENTH, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF OFFICERS EVER LOST ON A SINGLE EVENT, AND WE ALSO LOST 38 CIVILIAN PERSONNEL AND NINE CONSULTANTS AND MOST OF THEM HAD THE OPPORTUNITY - SOME WERE ACTUALLY OUT OF THE BUILDING AND WENT BACK IN AND HELPED.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Chester Weekes/NY NJ Port Authority Police Dpt. ;]
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Weekes says the terrorists didn't just attack three sites, they attacked the entire country. He says that's evident by the frustration and sadness visitors feel. The exhibit is open from 8- to- 5 at the Clarion Hotel through Tuesday. It's on display in conjunction with the F-B-I National Academy.
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[Lottery]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=tha]
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The Virginia Lottery is celebrating a record year.
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[VO-NAT]
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This year's lottery PROFITS totaled more than 375- million dollars... money that by law goes toward Virginia's public schools. During a news conference in Norfolk, Executive Director Penelope Kyle said the lottery also set another record.
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[SUPER=01-Penelope Kyle/Lottery Executive Director; ]

(( WE ALSO SET A RECORD FOR TOTAL SALES, OUR SALES WERE ONE BILLION 135 MILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR. THAT IS THE THIRD YEAR, THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR THAT WE HAVE EXCEEDED ONE BILLION DOLLARS. ))
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One- point two million children attend public school in Virginia.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on the newscast, viewers chime in on our decision NOT to run pictures of the bodies of Saddam Hussein's sons.
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[VO-NAT]

and also, this little gadget is a techie's dream, and now it's available in our area. We'll take a look at the Hip-Top, after the break.
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[Hip-top]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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It's now possible to take a digital picture, email it to a friend and talk on the phone using one device.
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The Hip-top is made by Danger, Incorporated. It has full e-mail capability, a digital camera and also serves as a cell phone. It also includes a calendar, to- do list, and address book that can be accessed using a full key board. The complete package costs about 350- dollars.
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((SAM HAMPTON/SUNCOM: WITH THE HIGH TECH PHONES GOING IN THE 100 TO 200 DOLLAR RANGE YOU KNOW FOR AN EXTRA 150 DOLLARS TO GET A GOOD DEVICE THAT HAS A FULL WEB BROWSER, THAT HAS AN AOL INSTANT MESSAGING. THAT'S A REALLY POWERFUL APPLICATION. THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT LIKE TO CHAT.))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Hampton says the Hip-top keeps you from having to carry multiple devices along with their chargers everywhere you go.
The Hip-top is only available through SunCom stores.


[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jmc]
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The viewer mail the past few days has touched on a variety of topics.
Joe McKean takes a look in this week's Feedback.
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((The pictures of the remains of Saddam Hussein's sons showed up, unedited at first, on all of the cable news channels last week.
The CBS coverage left it up to its affiliates to decide whether to show the graphic video; News-7 decided not to, a judgment endorsed by one viewer from Roanoke (Sandy Okerman): "Thank you for choosing not to air the photos of Saddam's sons...very personal and disturbing photographs...It is not necessary to stoop so low to report a story."
Another viewer (Angela Richardson/Roanoke) weighed in on the controversy over Roanoke police officer Butch Lewis's efforts to return to his job at Patrick Henry High School.
"I stand behind the resource officer who is fighting for his job 100%. I know personally that Roanoke City Schools don't report everything they should...(The school system) has a lot of cleaning up to do. It's the responsibility of the school staff to do so, not to encourage violent behavior. I sincerely hope that the officer gets his job back. The students who go to school to learn need someone on their side."
A rally by the union representing hundreds of workers at the Goodyear plant in Danville as they continue to work without a contract brought a critical letter from Hot Springs (John Bogan):
"I am sorry if anyone loses his or her job. The union cannot blame anyone but itself for jobs going South and North. The unions have gotten companies to pay the employees too much...I blame none but the unions for the shape the country is in now. They have priced themselves out of the market. They can blame none but themselves for it. If they keep wanting more and more there will be other companies going elsewhere looking for workers."
News-7 welcomes your thoughts about our news coverage. Send them to us by regular mail...fax...or email.
Joe McKean, News-7.))





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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on the newscast, Brent says another day of warm weather, and a chance of rain. We'll have your full forecast.
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[VO-NAT]

and for this group, playing music is strictly a family affair. We'll hear from them in just a few minutes.
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If you can't get enough bluegrass music-- then you're in luck. Another fiddle-fest is planned for next weekend, this one in Pittsylvania County.
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The group Lost and Found-- which played at the Roanoke fiddle-fest-- is one of about ten bands that will be playing at the Moonshiner's Jamboree in Climax. This is the fifth year for the event, which attracted about 900 people last year and will be held this Friday and Saturday. The jamboree is organized by Tim Smith-- who says folks can't get enough of traditional string music.
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((IT'S HOMEMADE, I GUESS IT'S LIKE GOING BACK TO GRANDMA'S HOUSE. YOU GET HOMEMADE BISCUITS, IT'S HOMEMADE MUSIC, YOU KNOW, IT'S, YOU MAKE IT WITH NOTHING, YOU TAKE AND MAKE IT YOURSELF, STRING BANDS YOU KNOW, SO IT'S REALLY HOMEMADE MUSIC, I CALL IT.))
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For more information and directions-- you can log onto Tim Smith's web-site at moonshiners jamboree dot com.


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Last week, Roanoke played host to dozens of musicians as part of fiddle-fest. Among the musicians was a group from Rockbridge County. Justin McLeod has their story in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[SUPER=01-Hugh Marshall/Musician; :11]
[SUPER=01-Todd Dudley/Musician; :24]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Tomlin/Musician; :46]
[SUPER=01-Scott Dameron/Musician; 1:28]
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((((NAT SOUND OF GROUP PLAYING BLUEGRASS))
For this bluegrass band, you could call it the family business. (QUICK NAT SOUND OF BLUEGRASS GOING INTO BITE)
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((HUGH MARSHALL/MUSICIAN: I'VE BEEN PLAYING A LONG TIME, I GOT FAMILY TO START PLAYING, I USE ALL MY FAMILY.)) [Runs06]
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A family that includes Hugh Marshall's daughter, grandaughter, grandson, nephew, and son in law.
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[IN Q=You won't find]

((TODD DUDLEY/MUSICIAN: YOU WON'T FIND A BETTER GROUP OF PEOPLE. WE ALL LIVE IN A LITTLE COMMUNITY, ALL WITHIN A MILE OR TWO OF EACH OTHER.)) [Runs07]
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((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC))
They've all played individually for many years, sometimes together at family events.
It's only been in the last two years that the family has performed together as a band.
They call themselves the Plank Road Express.
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((NICOLE TOMLIN/MUSICIAN: WE LIVE ON PLANK ROAD. THE EXPRESS COMES FROM, IT USED TO BE AN OLD RAILROAD BEHIND US THAT THEY WERE BUILDING BUT NEVER FINISHED.)) [Runs07]
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Coming up with the name was the easy part, playing as a group is a different story.
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((SCOTT DAMERON/MUSICIAN: YOU GET MEAN LOOKS EVERY NOW AND THEN [LAUGHS])) ((NICOLE TOMLIN: WE GET INTO TO FIGHTS LIKE IF SOMEONE IS NOT PLAYING IN TUNE OR OUT OF TUNE.)) [Runs07]
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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF PLAYING))
They practice at least once a week and perform mainly at charity events.
The group generally plays classical bluegrass like here at this week's Fiddlefest.
Many in the audience were family members.
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((TODD DUDLEY: MOST OF US HAVE CHILDREN AND HOPEFULLY THEY'LL PICK IT UP MAYBE FROM OSMOSIS OR SOMETHING FROM HEARING ALL THIS STUFF.)) ((SCOTT DAMERON: I GOT A YEAR OLD GIRL, LITTLE GIRL I HOPE WILL PLAY, IF SHE DON'T, I DON'T KNOW.)) [Runs11]
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No need to rush, this group has no plans of slowing down.
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((NICOLE TOMLIN: WE WILL PROBABLY KEEP PLAYING UNTIL WE CAN'T PLAY ANYMORE.)) [Runs03]
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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF AN END OF A SONG))
Justin McLeod, News 7. ))

[Sports tease]


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Coming up, Lance rides into history, the Salem girls soccer state championship team is honored, and
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we'll go racing in Pocono in the Pennsylvania 500.
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[S-Lance]


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Lance Armstrong won his hardest but his sweetest victory in the Tour de France today. With the win, the 31 year old Texan matched Miguel Indurain as the only riders to win the world's most famous cycling event 5 consecutive times.
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[SUPER=03-Paris, France/OLN; :00]


The 20th stage was a largely ceremonial ride through the streets of Paris and past several distinguished landmarks. The final margin over second place Jan Ullrich was one minute and one second. Armstrong overcame illness, fatigue and several challengers including Ullrich to post his historic win.
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Only one driver under the age of 28 had ever won at the Pocono Raceway entering today's Pennsylvania 500. In fact, 4 of the last 6 race winners at the 2 and a half mile triangle have been members of the 40 and over club.
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[SUPER=03-Long Pond, PA/TNT; :00]


Ricky Rudd was honored for making his 700th consecutive start today, but it was not one to remember as Rudd retired early with a broken oil pump.
Late in the race, Jeff Gordon gets a nudge from Dave Blaney and ends up in the wall. The 24 finished in 36th position. It was also a tough afternoon for Joe Gibbs Racing. First, Tony Stewart blows up and then later, his teammate Bobby Labonte goes up in smoke.
Ryan Newman started on the pole and led 88 laps this afternoon, holding off Kurt Busch for his series leading 4th victory of the season.
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Day number three of the Cleveland Browns training camp, and Lee Suggs is still unsigned. When the former Fleming and Tech great finally is able to work out a deal - he'll be in good hands with three of his former Hokie teammates waiting for him with open arms and some words of advice.
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[SUPER=01-Andre Davis/Browns Wide Receiver; :21]
[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/Browns Linebacker; :48]
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Mike Stevens will profile Taylor, Davis and Beasley this coming week on News 7 at six and 11.

[S-Wilkins]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


In one other training camp note, the Carolina Panthers have signed former Virginia Cavalier Terrence Wilkins. In four NFL seasons with both the Colts and Rams, Wilkins has 124 receptions and seven touchdown catches to go with three TD's on kick returns.
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[S-Hall]


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The Expos and Orioles are both having tough years, but today there was some good news as Gary Carter and Eddie Murray were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
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[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]


Carter was an 11 time all star and set the record for the most games caught by a catcher with 2,056 in 19 seasons.
Murray finished his career with 504 homers and 3, 255 hits. He will also be remembered as a player who often had a chilly relationship with the media.
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The Salem High School women's soccer team was honored today at a reception held at the Salem Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The Spartans took home the State AA Championship this year, an honor they just missed in the 2002 season making it to the state semis.
Salem Mayor Sonny Tarpley spoke at the reception, along with Spartan Coach Josh Jones. Jones says that the city truly is the city of champions.
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[SUPER=01-Josh Jones/Salem Girls Soccer Coach; :03 QUICK!!]
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