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[VO-NAT]
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A glass company makes a 24-million dollar investment in Vinton.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And a teenager missing from Roanoke is found. The latest on Jenni Northrup.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Taco Bell 300 is ready to roll in Martinsville. We'll check in with Derik Screen at VMI,
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[VO-NAT]

and the new ACC schedules are out - and the Hokies will NOT play Florida State in football the next two years.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
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Strong high pressure will bring in cool Canadian air into the region and our first widespread area of frost tomorrow night. Your full forecast straight ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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((THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST DAYS IN THE TOWN OF VINTON.))
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Vinton lands its biggest employer in town history.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A window glass plant is bringing 200 jobs to the area.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
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Cardinal Glass Industries says it will break ground on its new plant in a month... and start hiring soon after.


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The company will be the first tenant in Vinton's new industrial park. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Marya /BAM]


Marya Jones is here with details.
Keith and Shannon, Cardinal Glass Industries is based in Minnesota.
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It already has 16 plants around the country -- and competition for the newest one was fierce.
But the company says Vinton had two things in its favor: proximity to a big customer and its people.
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((ROGER O'SHAUGHNESSY: I THINK THAT WAS PROBABLY THE THING THAT WON US OVER TO VINTON. JUST NICE PEOPLE. )) [RUNS:06]
And more than a hundred of them showed up to show their appreciation to the town's largest new employer.
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Cardinal Glass Industries will now be near one of its big customers -- Marvin Windows, which is also located in Roanoke County.
It will also be the first tenant in the Vinton Business Center.
The town bought the McDonald farm in 1985 to be part of Explore Park.
But over the years it became part of a different vision -- economic development for Vinton and Roanoke County.
Cardinal Glass is investing 24-million dollars in its facility there.
It got 300-thousand dollars from the state and 890-thousand from Vinton and Roanoke County to help develop the site.
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((DON DAVIS/VINTON MAYOR: HOPEFULLY, ONCE YOU GET THAT FIRST BUSINESS IN, THINGS ARE GONNA START ROLLING. SO WE HAVE A COUPLE OF SITES THAT WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND DEVELOP. WE'RE NOT GOING TO STOP NOW, WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO GO. )) [RUNS:08]))
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The Vinton plant won't manufacture glass, but the coating that goes around it.
Cardinal officials hope to break ground next month and start hiring in the next three.
They'll start with 70 people ... hiring up to 200 within a year.
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Keith and Shannon, company officials say the hourly wage will be around 12 dollars and 50 cents an hour.


[Northrup]


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A teenager missing for ten days has been found in Central Virginia.
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[Take Northrup FS]
Just moments ago, Jenni Northrup's father, Mike Northrup spoke with News 7 saying he was informed by the police chief in Crewe, Virginia.. that his daughter has been found safe.
The parents are on the way to Crewe to meet their teenager.
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[EPA-Search]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A local business is apparently in trouble with the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Special Agents with the E-P-A spent all day executing warrants at KIK (Kick) Virginia in Salem.
The company which makes household products is located on Mill Lane across the street from Sheetz on West Main Street.
Agents on the scene told News 7 they are investigating whether something from the building is causing recent chemical spills in the area.
The company did not return a phone call in search of more information.
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[Warner-Education]


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Governor Mark Warner says the senior year of high school is often a wasted one...and he's trying to change that.
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Warner says his program, Senior Year Plus, will benefit all high school seniors.
Students not bound for college will be able to earn an industry certification for a trade or technical job.
Those seeking a university degree will be able to earn up to a semester's worth of college credits.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: THIS WILL BENEFIT THEM IN TERMS OF GETTING THAT JUMPSTART ON COLLEGE. IT WILL BENEFIT YOUR FAMILIES, IT WILL BENEFIT VIRGINIA TAXPAYERS AND IT WILL OVERALL BENEFIT OUR GREAT WORLD CLASS COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SYSTEM HERE IN THE COMMONWEALTH.))
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Warner says shaving one semester off a college education could save students and their parents as much as five thousand dollars.
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[RU-Salaries]


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Overworked and underpaid. Many Radford University faculty members say it's the story of their professional lives.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens has more on how they plan to change it. Shannon, Radford University's faculty members say they're tired of being at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to salaries.
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And they're ready to do something about it...even if that means finding a new president.
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[RUNS10] ((OUR SALARIES HAVE SLIPPED ESPECIALLY RELATIVE TO OUR PEERS AND IT'S MADE IT VERY DIFFICULT TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN QUALITY FACULTY 18)) According to studies, Radford University faculty members teach more credit hours than any other professors in the Commonwealth. Yet, it ranks dead last when it comes to salary, unlike at William and Mary where faculty teach the fewest hours. And what's more disheartening, senate president James Lollar says, is that now the state council of higher education is recommending an increase, but only by four-percent.
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[RUNS16] ((JAMES LOLLAR/RU FACULTY PRESIDENT: WE KNOW FROM LOOKING AT OTHER DATA THAT WE ALREADY HAVE THE LOWEST AVG FACULTY SALARIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH AND TO SEE THAT WE'RE BEING RECOMMENDED FOR THE LOWEST POSSIBLE INCREASE, WAS EVEN FURTHER EVIDENCE THAT THERE'S A PROBLEM THERE 45)) And Lollar says it starts with the president.
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[RUNS10] ((WARREN SELF/RU VP FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: IT IS NOT THE FAULT OF A PRESIDENT WHO DOESN'T CARE. IT IS A PROBLEM IN THE SYSTEM THAT WE ARE TRYING TO ADDRESS.)) Academic Affairs Vice-President, Warren Self, says the real problem is the way SCHEV comes up with its salary recommendations--by comparing each state university with other peer institutions nationally. Self says it can work in favor of some schools like U-V-A, which is matched up with schools like Stanford. But, for schools like Radford, the results aren't as favorable.
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[RUNS07] ((THERE IS NOW SOME DISCUSSION AMONG STATE COUNCIL STAFF AND WITH SOME UNIVERSITIES TO REVISIT THIS SYSTEM.)) ))
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Self says the university is taking matters into its own hands. It will significantly narrow the gap between current faculty salaries and statewide averages.
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But Shannon, many faculty members say it's too little, too late, and they plan to meet next week to discuss more of their options.

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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Help is on the way for a landmark bridge.
That's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus a 30 day break and a happy homecoming for a local airman.
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[Contempt-Hearing]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***] A judge in Salem today dismissed a contempt of court charge against a reporter for the Roanoke Times.
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((Reporter Zeke Barlow had attended the arraignment of a 15- year old homicide suspect last week. The story the newspaper published identified the boy by name. And that upset Juvenile Judge Joseph Bounds. He said he had told Barlow not to use the name.
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((THERE'S OBVIOUSLY A CLEAR MISUNDERSTANDING BETWEEN WHAT HE SAID AND WHAT I HEARD....))
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The judge's order did not come from the bench IN court. Judge Bounds was in the Clerk's office when Barlow arrived. Court Clerks Diedra Crowder and Nancy Fischer testified that Bounds indicated it was okay for Barlow to attend the hearing. And they said they heard the judge tell Barlow, "No cameras, no names." Barlow testified today that he received no directive- -either in the clerk's office, or in the courtroom- -not to use the name. [46:15] ((I HEARD HIM EXPLICITLY SAY NO PHOTOGRAPHS. I SAID, "OKAY, NO PROBLEM."))
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Judge Bounds lectured Barlow at length in court today about respect, but in the end he dismissed the contempt charge.



[Disaster-Center]


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FEMA is opening a Disaster Recovery Center in Western Virginia.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
The center will open tomorrow morning in the Staunton National Guard Armory.
That's inside Gypsy Hill Park on Thornrose Avenue.
The center will be open Monday through Friday from 9 to 7, Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday noon to 5 until further notice.
Those who suffered losses from Hurricane Isabel can get information on federal and state disaster recovery assistance.
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[Unemployment]


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Virginia's unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percent in August to 3.8 percent.
Henry County's 15.8 percent unemployment rate was the highest in the state.
Martinsville, Danville, and Patrick and Halifax Counties all had double-digit unemployment for August.

[Stocks]


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The first day of the fourth quarter was a good one for Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW jumped 194 points today.
NASDAQ gained 45.
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[King-Bridge]
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The federal government will help cover the cost of renovating a historic Roanoke bridge.
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte today announced the allocation of half a million dollars for the restoration of the First Street Bridge. The span was built in 1891. The plan is to strengthen and widen the bridge and then re-name it in honor of Martin Luther King, Junior. Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham says the project is vital to infusing the Gainsboro neighborhood with new life. Mayor Ralph Smith called the funding a "first step towards a major victory" for the city.
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[Airman-Homecoming]


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There were plenty of hugs, kisses, and tears today for a Roanoke airman.
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Tech Sergeant Tim Gibson has spent the last 15 months stationed in Korea.
Though he was not deployed in Iraq, he supports the war there.
He arrived home this afternoon at the Roanoke Regional Airport where he received a warm welcome by family, friends, and total strangers.
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((TECH SGT. TIM GIBSON/U.S. AIR FORCE: HAVING THE PEOPLE HERE TO MEET YOU HERE WHEN YOU ARE NOT EXPECTING IT IS ONE OF THE BEST FEELINGS IN THE WORLD. PEOPLE ACTUALLY APPRECIATE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING AND THAT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME AND I KNOW TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT I'VE WORKED WITH, IT MEANS A WHOLE LOT.))
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Gibson says he will spend the next several days getting reacquainted with his family and getting plenty of rest.
He will be home for 30 days and then will be redeployed possibly in Iraq or back in Korea.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the ACC's new scheduling plan is released. The Taco Bell 300 has a nice ring for a former champ.
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and Steve Mason checks in from VMI with former Heritage star linebacker Derik Screen.
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[S-ACC]


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The Atlantic Coast Conference's regular membership welcomed athletic directors from Virginia Tech and Miami to Charlottesville for two days of meetings this week. The session wrapped up this afternoon with the schedulingbeing set for the next two seasons. And the powers that be didn't do UVa any favors.
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Virginia, Wake Forest, North Carolina and N.C. State found out that they must play Florida State, Miami and Virginia Tech each of the next two seasons. Those three teams are ranked in the top 5 of the polls right now. The Hokies found out that they will NOT play Florida State or Clemson in each of the next two years.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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The men's hoop schedule has each school playing 16 conference games. Each school will have two permanent partners that they will play on a home and home basis. The women's basketball teams will play a 14 game conference schedule meeting each team at least once.

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VMI's offense is averaging nearly 30 points a game. The Keydet defense has made drastic changes in one season and Steve Mason says one major reason is former Heritage star Derik Screen.
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((The senior linebacker moved from the outside to the inside this spring. The adjustment has hardly thrown off his game. After five games, Screen leads the Keydets in tackles and is tied for first in interceptions with two. But for Screen, its all about the team and being a part of rebuilding VMI football. ((:)) Screen's VMI defense is giving up just 20 points a game, two touchdowns less than last year. Cal McCombs is Screen's biggest fan. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) ((GENE WILLIAMS/VMI all-American CORNERBACK:))
Screen and the Keydets will try an improve to 4 and 2 This Saturday at Liberty in VMI's Big South opener. Steve Maso

n News 7 sports.))[S-Taco]


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With 15 thousand dollars going to the winner, over 120 cars are expected to try to qualify for Sunday's Taco Bell 300 at the Martinsville Speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
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Given that kind of prize money, the race often turns into a crash fest, especially in the closing laps. Roanoke's Tony McGuire has three top ten finishes in the 300, including a win in the 1995 event.
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Three of the big league divisional playoff series are on tonight. The Red Sox and A's open their best of five game series at ten tonight in Oakland with Pedro Martinez facing Tim Hudson. The Braves will try to even up their series with the Cubs tonight at seven. And right now the Marlins ________ the Giants ___ to __ in the ___ innings of game two.

[WX-Almanac]


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Although we stayed above normal as far as rainfall goes, September brought us a change of seasons and certainly a change in temperatures. But what can we expect for the month of October? Here's Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner with the answers.
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