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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Another hot day is in the works, and there's a better chance of showers or thunderstorms later on.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast in just a few minutes.





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Southside employees are increasingly wondering when or even if they will even return to the Pillowtex Corporation. The towel manufacturer missed a quarterly loan payment to its banks last month. It now has until Thursday to repay the loan, but employees at the company's Henry County plant fear the company won't be able to pull through.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

No one from Pillowtex was available for comment, but a phone message tells many workers not to report this week.
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[SOT PRE-PRO]
[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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[OUT Q=office will stand]
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In fact, production employees have been out of work for weeks. Distribution workers ARE asked to report, but are NOT 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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[SOT 18:19:19:02]
[IN Q=It's a thousand]

((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, but both the county and City of Martinsville will suffer economically if the plant closes.
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The auction system that was a mainstay of the tobacco business for decades is quickly fading away. Two major cigarette companies say they won't take part at all this year in the traditional flue-cured tobacco auctions.
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[VO-NAT 99-20 57:42]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape;]

Philip Morris U-S-A and R-J Reynolds Tobacco company will be buying all of their tobacco through direct contracts with farmers. Contracting by Philip Morris was started three years ago and has taken over much of the tobacco sales across the flue-cured belt in the southeastern United States. Two other companies -- Brown and Williamson, and Lorillard Tobacco -- say they will buy some tobacco at auction as well as through contracts. Right now, only some 20- percent of the flue-cured crop will be sold at auction.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The chance of thunderstorms increases today, and remains with us for much of the week.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast after the news.






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Roanoke police are looking for two men who walked into a home this weekend and started shooting. Police say the two knocked on the door of 1408 Varnell Avenue, and once the door was opened, forced their way in and opened fire. 23 year old Teresa Canada was shot once in the side, and 25 year old Judson Vincent was shot one to three times in the groin. Witnesses say the two men left in a burgundy vehicle.


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The Virginia Lottery begins a new budget year coming off a record one.
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[SUPER=03-Norfolk/Virginia Lottery; ]

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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[IN Q=We also]
[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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[OUT Q=ONE BILLION DOLLARS.]
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One- point two million children attend public school in Virginia.
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[45Hip-Top]


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[NEWSCAST=AM Cut-In]
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[TAPE#=03-17 TC-1:59:36]
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First there were desktops, then laptops, now meet the "hip-top".
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The device 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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[IN Q=With the high tech]

((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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SunCom's Hampton says the Hip-top keeps you from having to carry multiple devices along with their chargers everywhere you go.



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Two people were injured after a car and motorcycle collided Sunday in Roanoke County.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

It happened during the afternoon on Bent Mountain Road. Police say the motorcycle driver, 39 year old Patricia Williams, was taken to Roanoke Memorial where she is listed in fair condition. The driver of the car-- 68 year old Ernestine Roller was also being treated for injuries.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Starting out rather humid, and we could hear the rumble of thunder later on today.
Meterelogist Leo Hirsbrunner has the work week forecast, right after the news.





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It's been a tradition in the tobacco industry for DECADES.
But this year, two major cigarette companies say they won't be participating in the flue- cured tobacco auctions.


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[VO-NAT 99-20 57:42]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape;]

Philip Morris U-S-A and R-J Reynolds Tobacco company will be buying all of their tobacco through direct contracts with farmers. Contracting by Philip Morris was started three years ago and has taken over much of the tobacco sales across the flue-cured belt in the southeastern United States. Two other companies -- Brown and Williamson, and Lorillard Tobacco -- say they will buy some tobacco at auction as well as through contracts. Right now, only some 20- percent of the flue-cured crop will be sold at auction.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am CutIn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC-1:19:11]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Because of their employer's financial woes, workers at the Pillowtex Corporation are worried they might lose their jobs.
The towel manufacturer missed a quarterly loan payment to its banks last month. It now has a Thursday deadline to repay the loan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

No one from Pillowtex was available for comment, but a phone message tells many workers not to report this week.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT PRE-PRO]
[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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In fact, production employees have been out of work for weeks. Distribution workers ARE asked to report, but are NOT 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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:19:19:02]
[IN Q=It's a thousand]

((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, but both the county and City of Martinsville will suffer economically if the plant closes.
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