[7-11Amherst-Ax]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

An accident in Amherst County has left three people hospitalized. Police say around 3:30 yesterday afternoon, two men were involved in an accident on Coolwell Road, fled the scene, and then were broadsided again by a S-U-V on Route 29 when they ran a stop sign. The driver, 23 year old Garcia Fausto (FOW-stoh) was flown to Lynchburg General. His 25 year old passenger, Pablo Hernandez was flown to U-V-A Medical Center. The driver of the S-U-V was also taken to Lynchburg General. The accident blocked the southbound lanes of 29 for more than two hours. Police say charges are pending.


[7-11Brothers-Return]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC-1:49:07]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Homecoming]

A Roanoke County family welcomed home two brothers who were stationed overseas during the war with Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Jason and Justin Jones were both welcomed home by friends and family at their grandmother's house yesterday. Both brothers joined the marines shortly after graduating from Northside High School. In fact, Justin signed up on September 11, 2001. He was deployed to the Middle East in January and got back three weeks ago. He says his unit got a warm welcome from most Iraqis.
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[SOT 00:20:49]
[IN Q=BUT HE HELD ]

((LNC. CRPL. JUSTIN JONES/U.S. MARINE; BUT HE HELD UP THIS PICTURE OF SADDAM SHOWED IT TO ME, MADE SURE HE GOT MY ATTENTION, AND SPIT ON IT. AND THEN GROUND IT INTO THE DIRT WITH HIS FOOT. I KNEW THEN THAT WE HAD PENETRATED AND GOT THEM TO KNOW THAT WE WAS OVER THERE TO HELP THEM REACH THEIR FREEDOM))
[SUPER=01-Lnc. Crpl. Justin Jones/U.S. Marine; ]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=THEIR FREEDOM]
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[VO-NAT]

His brother Jason was stationed in Japan at the same time tensions between the U-S and North Korea began to flare up. The family reunion has been a little shorter for Jason. He returned to Roanoke last night. He says he wasn't worried about his brother being in a combat zone, but how his family was holding up back home.
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[SOT 00:13:48]
[IN Q=IT WAS HARD ]

((SGT. JASON JONES/U.S. MARINE; IT WAS HARD BEING OVER THERE AND WATCHING THE WAR GOING ON IN IRAQ YOU KNOW. ESPECIALLY WHEN I HAD A SIBLING THERE, MY BROTHER WAS THERE AND WE DIDNT' GET TO TAKE PART. CAUSE WHEN YOU'RE IN THE SERVICE IF SOMETHINGS GOING ON GENERALLY YOU WANT TO TAKE PART IN IT))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Jason Jones/U.S. Marine; ]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q= TO TAKE PART IN IT]
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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday was the first time the brothers have been able to see each other in nearly eight months.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Justin will be leaving in a couple of weeks for California where he will be re-deployed. Jason will leave the Marines in November to go to school.

[45-11Danville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Danville Police are looking for a suspect in a weekend shooting. 28-year-old Melissa Kay Walker was shot in the arm around four o-clock yesterday morning while sitting in her car on Jefferson Street. The bullet passed through her arm and into her abdomen. Walker then drove herself to the emergency room at Danville Regional Medical Center. There is no information on her condition at this time.


[45-11Verizon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC-1:15:22]
[GRAPHIC=Verizon]

Though their contracts have expired, union employees at Verizon are staying on the job.
That, after weekend negotiations showed signs of progress.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Employees will receive the same wages and continue to have benefits, but a strike is still a possibility.
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[SOT 1:22:32:13]
[IN Q=We still have the]

((WE STILL HAVE THE POSSIBILITY THAT AT ANY TIME THE NATIONAL COULD ORDER A STRIKE AND AT THAT TIME WE WOULD WALK OFF THE JOB, BUT RIGHT NOW WITH NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUING, AS LONG AS THE COMPANY CONTINUES TO DISCUSS THE ISSUES WITH US WE WILL STAY AT THE TABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Guy Angell/CWA Local 2204 President;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=stay at the table]
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[VO-NAT]

Contract negotiations are taking place in Washington. Angell says that for now, employees are happy to be working and receiving benefits, even though they've been preparing for the possibility of a strike for weeks.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

The union represents more than a thousand workers in Central and Southwest Virginia.

[45-Henry-Trade]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC-8:37]
[GRAPHIC=Pillowtex]

Another plant closing in Henry County has pushed leaders to call for changes to be made in U-S trade policy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fieldale]


The loss of the Pillowtex plant in Fieldale will cost the county 1000 jobs, and nearly two million dollars in local revenue.
Many in southside have no doubt where to lay the blame... on trade policies that send U.S. jobs across the border and overseas.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We can't keep]

((PAULA BURNETTE/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR: WE CAN'T KEEP DOING THIS KIND OF TRADE POLICY SAYING IT'S GOOD FOR AMERICA. IT'S NOT GOOD FOR AMERICA, WHEN IT'S NOT GOOD FOR US. NOT FOR A COMMUNITY, NOT FOR A COUNTY NOT FOR A REGION NOT FOR A BIG PORTION OF THIS STATE. ))
[SUPER=01-Paula Burnette/Henry Co. Supervisor]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=a big portion of the state.]
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[VO-NAT]


Henry County Supervisor Paula Burnette says she hopes that people outside of Henry County will join the chorus of concern, and contact members of Congress.
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[8-11Danville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Danville Police are looking for a suspect in a weekend shooting. 28-year-old Melissa Kay Walker was shot in the arm around four o-clock yesterday morning while sitting in her car on Jefferson Street. The bullet passed through her arm and into her abdomen. Walker then drove herself to the emergency room at Danville Regional Medical Center. There is no information on her condition at this time.


[8-11ITT]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC-1:27:23]
[GRAPHIC=ITT]


Union workers at ITT Night Vision returned to work last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Third shift employees were the first to return in six weeks. The union ratified a new contract Saturday with a 69 percent vote. It places caps on insurance premiums and increases pension rates by 54 percent. Mandatory overtime was also reduced. Union leaders say negotiations were slow, but they're happy to have reached an agreement.
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[8-11Brothers-Return]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC-1:49:07]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Homecoming]

A Roanoke County family welcomed home two brothers who were stationed overseas during the war with Iraq.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Jason and Justin Jones were both welcomed home by friends and family at their grandmother's house yesterday. Both brothers joined the marines shortly after graduating from Northside High School. In fact, Justin signed up on September 11, 2001. He was deployed to the Middle East in January and got back three weeks ago. He says his unit got a warm welcome from most Iraqis.
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[SOT 00:20:49]
[IN Q=BUT HE HELD ]

((LNC. CRPL. JUSTIN JONES/U.S. MARINE; BUT HE HELD UP THIS PICTURE OF SADDAM SHOWED IT TO ME, MADE SURE HE GOT MY ATTENTION, AND SPIT ON IT. AND THEN GROUND IT INTO THE DIRT WITH HIS FOOT. I KNEW THEN THAT WE HAD PENETRATED AND GOT THEM TO KNOW THAT WE WAS OVER THERE TO HELP THEM REACH THEIR FREEDOM))
[SUPER=01-Lnc. Crpl. Justin Jones/U.S. Marine; ]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=THEIR FREEDOM]
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[VO-NAT]

His brother Jason was stationed in Japan at the same time tensions between the U-S and North Korea began to flare up. The family reunion has been a little shorter for Jason. He returned to Roanoke last night. He says he wasn't worried about his brother being in a combat zone, but how his family was holding up back home.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:13:48]
[IN Q=IT WAS HARD ]

((SGT. JASON JONES/U.S. MARINE; IT WAS HARD BEING OVER THERE AND WATCHING THE WAR GOING ON IN IRAQ YOU KNOW. ESPECIALLY WHEN I HAD A SIBLING THERE, MY BROTHER WAS THERE AND WE DIDNT' GET TO TAKE PART. CAUSE WHEN YOU'RE IN THE SERVICE IF SOMETHINGS GOING ON GENERALLY YOU WANT TO TAKE PART IN IT))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Jason Jones/U.S. Marine; ]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q= TO TAKE PART IN IT]
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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday was the first time the brothers have been able to see each other in nearly eight months.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Jason will leave the Marines in November to go to school. Justin will be leaving in a couple of weeks for California where he will be re-deployed.