[7-11Giles-Rescue]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It took several hours for volunteers to rescue a man who was injured while swimming at the Cascades in Giles County.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

Doug Bliss of Michigan was swimming with his fianc´┐Ż and her children yesterday afternoon when he slipped and hit the back of his head on a rock. Two other hikers in the area had a cell phone and called for help. Several volunteers with the Giles Rescue squad used their own four-wheelers to travel some two miles up the trail to reach the victim.
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[SOT 01:00:04 ]
[IN Q=Once you arrive]

((BILL DAVIS/GILES CO. RESCUE SQUAD; ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE TOP YOU HAVE TO GO ABOUT THERE'S ABOUT A 100 YARD EMBANKMENT YOU HAVE TO GO DOWN WE FOUND HIM LAYING DOWN AT THE BOTTOM, ONCE WE GET DOWN IN THERE, WE HAD TO STABILIZE HIM, PACKAGE HIM, AND AT THAT TIME IT TOOK ABOUT EIGHT PEOPLE TO CARRY HIM UP THE HILL. ))
[SUPER=01-Bill Davis/Giles Co.Rescue Squad;]
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[OUT Q=up the hill.]
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[VO-NAT]

The victim was then loaded onto a homemade carrier attached to a four wheeler and driven down the hill. In all, it would take almost three hours to rescue the man. His condition has not been released.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[7-11Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC2:04:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Three area furniture companies are joining forces to stop what they say is illegal trading.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax;]

Hundreds of workers at Vaughan, Webb and Vaughan-Bassett furniture companies signed an anti-dumping petition today in hopes of protecting their jobs. The petition was brought on by the Committee for Legal Trade, a national coalition which accuses China of exporting wood bedroom furniture at prices far below the market value. They say the practice has left thousands of American workers unemployed.
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[SOT 5915]
[IN Q=you've read]

((JOHN BASSETT/PRESIDENT OF VAUGHAN-BASSETT FURNITURE: IF YOU LOOK OVER THE FURNITURE INDUSTRY LIKE A BATTLEFIELD IT IS LITTERED WITH BODIES OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-John Bassett/Vaughan-Bassett Furniture President;]
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[OUT Q=bodies out there]
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[VO-NAT]

The Committee plans to file its petition with the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission in October. If it's approved, China could then be subject to anti-dumping duties.
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[7-11Loan]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC35:59]
[GRAPHIC=Loan]

An area soldier who was injured in the attack on Saddam Hussein's sons has returned to the U-S.
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[VO-NAT]


21 year old Adam Loan was transported Sunday night from Germany to a military hospital in San Antonio Texas.
He was injured last week as he secured fencing around the perimeter of the house occupied by Saddam Hussein's son Uday and Qusay.
Loan suffered electrical burns to his hands, arms, and backside.
[SUPER=03-Covington]


His mother says he is still in a lot of pain but there's no indication how long he'll be hospitalized. The family hopes to fly to Texas sometime next week.
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[45-11Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC07:01]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A kitchen fire that sent a Roanoke firefighter to the hospital is under investigation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The fire on Norway Avenue broke out around 8:15 last night.
Officials say the house quickly filled with smoke, but damage was confined to the kitchen.
One firefighter was sent to Roanoke Memorial Hospital after falling embers burned the back of his neck. A cat died in the blaze.
The fire caused about 20-thousand dollars in damage.

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[45-11City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC1:08:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Members of the Roanoke City School Board have given their response to the criticism from Mayor Ralph Smith.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;]


In his state of the city speech last Wednesday, Smith expressed concern about recent school controversies.
He said the time has come for a new day of accountability within the city schools.
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[SOT 18:28:54]
[IN Q=It's obvious there needs to be]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR/LAST WEEK: IT'S OBVIOUS THERE NEEDS TO BE A CHANGE IN HOW THE SCHOOL SYSTEM OPERATES, FROM THE SCHOOL BOARD TO THE ADMINISTRATION.))
[SUPER=10-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor/Last Week;]
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[OUT Q=from the school board to the administration.]
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[VO-NAT]


In a statement released yesterday afternoon, school board members said they take their responsibilities seriously and are striving to provide a safe and secure environment.
They said they regret the mayor failed to acknowledge the positive accomplishments of the school division.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Board members also say they are investigating recent allegations about school violence and promise appropriate action once a state review is completed.
And members say they look forward to the Mayor's continued support.

[45-11Big-Daddy's]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=502-09 1:44:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A downtown Roanoke nightclub owner claims that the city put him out of business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Hugh Mayo ran Big Daddy's, a hip hop club on the corner of First Street and Luck Avenue.
In May, Roanoke Police visited the club and found marijuana.
An officer then sent a letter to the owners of the building saying they could be charged since it is their property.

The owners later terminated Mayo's lease.
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[SOT 9:38]
[IN Q=I've had a few minor]

((HUGH MAYO/CLUB OWNER: I'VE HAD A FEW MINOR PROBLEMS, NOTHING MAJOR, NOTHING BIG. I'VE HAD PROBLEMS LIKE ANY OTHER RESTAURANT NIGHTCLUB IN THE ROANOKE AREA HAS HAD.))
[SUPER=01-Hugh Mayo/Club Owner]
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[OUT Q=area has had]
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[VO-NAT]


Mayo claims the police targeted his establishment because he's black and the club caters to a younger crowd.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


Roanoke Police deny that accusation saying complaints from citizens prompted their investigation.
The property owner said late yesterday afternoon that Mayo's lease was terminated not over accusations of drugs but because he was failing to pay his rent.

[8-11ITT]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=503-00 TC22:05]
[GRAPHIC=ITT Strike]

I-T-T Night Vision and its union are returning to the table to resume contract negotiations tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Month;]

[File Tape @ 03-30 TC-1:04:22] Nearly 400 employees have been on strike since June 21st. They've been holding mass informational pickets like this one in front of the plant on Plantation Road nearly every week. Union leaders say they will bring a new contract offer for the membership to vote on this Saturday. Employees say they're tired of working mandatory overtime and want better pensions and caps on their insurance premiums. The company won't comment on current negotiations.
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[8-6-VA-Unemployment]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC44:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Danville is leading the state in unemployed workers.
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[VO-NAT]

Figures from the month of June show Danville's unemployment rate at 14-point-five-percent. The state's average rose to four-point-two percent.
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;]

[File @ 03-14 2:52:22] The Virginia Employment Commission blames the double digit number in Danville to seasonal unemployment in tobacco and recent textile layoffs. Other parts of Southside also register high numbers of unemployed workers.
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[8-6Burlington]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC1:42:18]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


The sale of a company with local ties is set for approval in bankruptcy court at the end of the month.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Glasgow/File Tape;]

[Burlington 92-19] Burlington Industries operates plants in Glasgow and Hurt. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2001.
The latest bid for its purchase is 620- million dollars. Local economic development officials are confident a sale will keep local plants as they are.
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[SOT 00:20:39 - :53]
[IN Q=this is]

((DAVID KLEPPINGER/ROCKBRIDGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; THE PROFITABLE DIVISION IS LEE'S CARPET, THIS IS THE LEE'S CARPET PLANT, LEE'S CARPET IS ONE OF THE, HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST REPUTATIONS IN THE CARPET INDUSTRY AND WOULD BE VERY DESIROUS FOR A COMPANY LIKE MOHAWK TO ACQUIRE THE NAME.))
[SUPER=10-David Kleppinger/Rockbridge Economic Development/Last Week;]
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[OUT Q=ACQUIRE THE NAME.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

Mohawk Industries would acquire the Lees carpet plant in Glasgow, which employs 12-hundred people.

[8-11Blacksburg-Sewer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC1:13:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some Blacksburg residents say that the town's new sewage system plan could have come at a cheaper price.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

In a 4-to-3 vote, the town's council approved a new centralized sewage system to replace its current one, now at capacity. The 16-million dollar project will add service to the Tom's Creek area. But many residents say the town could have chosen a more environmental-friendly plan, that would have cost a lot less.

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[SOT 2204]
[IN Q=the central sewer]

((DAVID SCHEIM/OPPOSES SEWER PLAN; THE CENTRAL SEWER WOULD COST ABOUT 21/2 TIMES THE BYPASS PLUS STEP OPTION WHICH USES PROVEN MODERN TECHNOLOGY. TO PUT IN A CENTRAL SEWER MAKES AS MUCH SENSE AS PUTTING IN A 1968 MAINFRAME COMPUTER INSTEAD OF TODAY'S PERSONAL COMPUTERS.))
[SUPER=01-David Scheim/Opposes Sewer Plan;]
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[OUT Q=personal computers]
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[VO-NAT]

Although upgrading the town's current system was estimated at SIX million dollars, officials say it would have only been a quick fix and would have resulted in more problems down the line. (------------)