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Rubatex is told "No Sale" without a union contract. The buyer says no deal WITH it.
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And a LIVE report from Richmond on a new law that takes affect tomorrow, one that does more than it was intended to do.

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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Barbers are autographing tonight for area fans, but they aren't the only big fish in the newscast,
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and Tony Stewart gets fined and punished by NASCAR for his latest temper tantrum.
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Swimming pools and staying cool. That's our weather advice. The forecast is coming up.
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News 7 is next.
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((AND I HOPE THAT PERHAPS ON REFLECTION, ALL PARTIES WILL AGREE THAT THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO TALK 02))
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A judge's ruling allows dozens of Rubatex workers to keep to their jobs, but at what cost?
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

[Rubatex]


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The bankrupt R-B-X - - Rubatex company thought it found a way to help get it out a debt. But a judge's ruling today in court put a big dent in those plans. [***RBX Bankruptcy in Monitor***]
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Myranda Stephens is here to explain. Keith, the judge denied Rubatex's motion
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to terminate a collective bargaining agreement it made in 2001 with its unionized workers.
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[****MYRANDA'S MIC HOT****] The bankrupt company filed the motion to close a one-point-one MILLION dollar tentative deal it made with a prospective buyer. Rubatex Aquisition L-L-C agreed to purchase two of Rubatex's six facilities, under the condition that the collective bargaining agreement was terminated. But attorneys for the workers argued the company never tried to work out a deal with THEM first, which legally, they ARE obligated to do.
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((BRUCE LEVINE/ATTY. FOR UNITED STEELWORKERS: WE ARE WILLING TO SIT DOWN AND ADRESS ANY CONCERNS THAT THE PURCHASER HAS WITH RESPECT INTO ENTERING AN AGREEMENT 33))
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But attorneys for the German based R-A-L company say they have no interest in negotiating with the union, and now no interest in buying the company.
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((IT IS DISAPPOINTING TO THE COMUNITY B/C I'M SURE THESE PEOPLE WOULD PREFER TO HAVE JOBS AND THAT MAY NOT HAPPEN -- SO I THINK THE COMMUNITY SHOULD BE DISAPPOINTED 41))
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The collective bargaining agreement is in effect until September 10th. Levine says all he wanted from R-A-L was a guarantee that it would give the union workers preferential hiring upon opening its new plant.
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Keith, just two weeks ago, the union lost a battle with Rubatex over all retiree benefits. As of today, those benefits no longer exist.

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Water flowed along with the congratulations today, as officials from Roanoke City and Roanoke County toasted the creation of the Western Virginia Water Authority.
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The authority goes into operation tomorrow, and this afternoon local officials signed the agreement that will transfer utility assets to the new entity.
Citing the drought that drained Carvin's Cove to record lows, officials hailed the authority as a monumental step for the Valley, and a model for the state.
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((RALPH SMITH: WE'VE TALKED ABOUT REGIONAL COOPERATION AND THIS IS THE BIGGEST THING YET. AND IT'S SIGNIFICANT.)) ((RICHARD FLORA: WE'VE PUT TOGETHER TWO MAJOR UTILITIES AND IT'S GOT TO HAVE SOME EFFICIENCIES AND AN AWFUL LOT OF PROMISE FOR THE FUTURE.))
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The city and county still hope to interest other localities in the authority, and officials say they will work on regional partnerships in other areas as well.
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Tomorrow will also bring a vacancy on Roanoke City Council, as Nelson Harris becomes Mayor.
But council will move quickly to fill his seat.
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The vote will come next week.
Harris and three incumbents say they will support the appointment of Brenda McDaniel, the Director of Development at Hollins University.
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((I REALLY FEEL THAT IF YOU BELIEVE STRONGLY IN SOMETHING, YOU NEED TO GET INVOLVED.))
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McDaniel's selection doesn't come without criticism. Wendy Jones narrowly lost the May election, and says council members are ignoring the wishes of the voters by appointing someone else.
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[New-laws]


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Somebody wasn't paying attention and now a new state law is giving businesses a big headache.
The bill was intended to clean up Sunday "blue laws" but it ended up going much further than that.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon tries to iron out this wrinkle for us.
Keith, mistakes happen.
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But this one could end up costing businesses a lot of money.
The law is of such concern that the department of labor and industry met this afternoon with business groups to figure out a way to undo it.
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((ELLEN QUALLS/WARNER'S PRESS SECRETARY: THIS WAS OBVIOUSLY A LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT IT MADE IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE PROCESS.)) [RUNS:04]
Oops.
The General Assembly passed a bill and the governor signed it into law but nobody noticed that it could end up hurting private business.
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((ellen qualls/governor's press secretary: this was actually an error that was meant to do something good but when crossing the t's and dotting the i's something got messed up.)) [RUNS:17]
The bill, which goes into effect tomorrow, inadvertently allows workers to demand Saturday or Sunday off.
Businesses that don't comply with the so-called day of rest law could face fines and may have to give their employees triple pay for working weekends.
Factories, hotels and restaurants would be the hardest hit under the law.
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Only the General Assembly can fix the law and they are not scheduled to meet again until January but

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A jury is deciding the fate of a murder suspect at this hour.
The latest on the case when News 7 returns.
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Plus drivers waiting for an easier trip over the New River will have to keep waiting, for at least a decade.
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The jury in a Roanoke murder trial hopes to wrap up the case tonight. 27 year old Carl Richardson is charged with the December murder of Neesha Edwards.
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Susan Bahorich has been covering the trial this week, and she is at the Roanoke Courthouse tonight.
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Family members in this area are remembering a Marine killed in action in Afghanistan.
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21 year old Lance Corporal Juston Thacker of Princeton, West Virginia was shot and killed during a combat patrol last Thursday.
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It was his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Thacker's father lives near Montvale and remembers him as a dedicated soldier, who knew the risks of battle.
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((RALPH THACKER/FATHER; JUSTIN HAD TOLD SOMEONE THAT HE DIDN'T THINK WE WAS COMING BACK THIS TIME. HE SAID HE'D MADE EVERYTHING RIGHT WITH GOD, AND I GUESS THAT'S ALL YOU CAN ASK FOR.))
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Thacker's funeral will be held this Saturday in Princeton. His father asks that donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans in his son's memory.
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[Miss-Virginia]


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Miss Virginia hasn't always shined -- there was a dark time in her life when she struggled with bulimia.
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Mariah Rice says she battled bulimia for two years following the loss of several family members.
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((MARIAH RICE/MISS VIRGINIA 2004; IT WAS A SECRET LIFESTYLE NOBODY KNEW I WAS BATTING THIS DISORDER I DIDN'T GET TO DEATHLY THIN STATE SO PEOPLE DIDN'T QUITE RECOGNIZE THE PHYSICAL SIGNS))
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Rice says it wasn't until her father confronted her in tears wanting to know what was wrong -- that she finally got medical help.
She just hopes her life will be a warning to other young women.
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(( IF THEY COULD KNOW THE BATTLE I FOUGHT, OR LOOK AT MARY KATE OLSEN AND LOOKING AT THE BATTLE SHE'S FIGHTING IF THEY COULD LOOK AT THAT AND SEE HOW HARD AND DIFFICULT IT IS THAN THAT WOULD ENCOURAGE THEM NOT TO))
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Rice's platform for Miss Virginia stems from her triumph over the eating disorders. It's called, "Fighting Insecurity in Teens".
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For the first time in four years, the Fed has raised short-term interest rates.
Today's quarter-point increase nudged Wall Street higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 22 points.
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A damaged bridge in the New River Valley won't be replaced anytime soon. The construction date for a new Pepper's Ferry Road bridge in Montgomery County has been pushed back at least a decade. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa explains.
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((There's no sign of a new bridge coming to route 114 in Montgomery County. In fact, V-DOT officials say this rusty old structure won't be replaced before the year 2010.

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Especially for a heavily traveled route that connects Christiansburg to Radford.


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Since the accident, traffic's been diverted to the other bridge. One lane, each way.
The old bridge needs to be completely replaced at a cost of more than 12-million dollars. Most in the community say the traffic's not THAT bad, but they also didn't expect to have to wait more than 9 years for a new bridge.

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((STEVE SUMNER: YOU'VE GOT PEOPLE COMING FROM CHRISTIANSBURG THE SAME TIME THE ARSENALS LETTING OUT SO THERE IS A LOT OF TRAFFIC OUT THROUGH THERE :21)) [RUNS:06]
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V-DOT officials say a billion dollar budget cut to the state's six year road plan is to blame.

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((DAVID CLARKE: IT'S HIT A LOT OF PROJECTS AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM THAT IT'S HIT. THE GOOD NEWS IS IT'S IN THE PLAN, IT JUST ACCUMULATES THE FUNDS AT A LOWER RATE AND SO IT WILL PUSH THAT CONSTRUCTION DATE OUT FURTHER THAN WHAT WE WANTED.)) [RUNS:13]
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In the meantime, crews are going to remove the temporary pylons and barrels. Making this situation, temporarily, permanent. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Montgomery County.))

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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Barbers signing on the dotted line, on the same night Tony Stewart is place in NASCAR's time-out chair.
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And a former Hokie gets a real kick out of teeing it up at the Virginia State Amateur.
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NFL stars Ronde and Tiki Barber are finished coaching kids in day two of their NFL Twins camp today.
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Now they are switching gears to an autograoh session. We find Steve Mason at the Brambleton Kroger where the Barber are about to begin signing for fans. Steve
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((STEVE ADD LIBS INTO LIVE INTERVIEW WITH BARBERS))

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Tony Stewart has been fined $50 thousand dollars, docked 25 points and placed on probation until August 18th for his on and off the track altercation with Brian Vickers in California.
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NASCAR could have suspended Stewart for Saturday night's Pepsi 400 at Daytona, but you know NASCAR isn't going to take one of the key villains out of the show. Besides that would have ruined Stewart's chances of making a run at the points title. The $50 thousand dollar fine isn't his biggest. Remember he was hit for $60 thousand by both NASCAR and sponsor Home Depot in 2002 for punching a photographer.
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The Virginia State Amateur golf tournament is winding up its final day of stroke qualifying play at the Roanoke Country Club.
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The amateur field was made up of 126 golfers from all over the state - including former Pulaski and Virginia Tech kicker turned school teacher - Chris Kinzer.
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[vo nat con't] 126 golfers began today with a shot to make the final 32. Those guys will then begin match play competition tomorrow before eventually crowning a new state amateur champ on Saturday. We'll have an update on News 7 at 11.
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And finally tonight we end with a fish story that is actually true, and we've got the picture to prove it.
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[go to pinnacle of fish] Check out fisherman William Zost of Roxboro, North Carolina and what he's holding. Zost caught this blue catfish while fishing in Mecklenburg County yesterday. It weighs 92 point 28 pounds and is nearly 40 inches long. It breaks old state record by 17 pounds. Zost was fishing with his wife at Buggs Island Lake when he hooked the beast using 40 pound test line and an Abu Garcia reel. (--------------)