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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning
More than 100 firefighters are battling to keep a warehouse blaze under control in Salt Lake City
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and the two men responsible for vandalizing a local church had their day in federal court. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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Firefighters in Salt Lake City are battling a massive warehouse fire.
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More than a hundred firefighters have been working to get the blaze under control. The five-alarm fire has caused extensive damage to the warehouse which is filled with paper and storage containers.
So far, there have been no reports of any injuries.
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That fire scales in comparison to this wildfire in Carson City, Nevada that has grown to 76-hundred acres.
More than a THOUSAND firefighters are trying to contain the blaze and it appears they are finally gaining some control.
But not before the fire destroyed 14 homes in two days.
Officials say if the weather cooperates they should have the fire fully contained by early next week.
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Wild fires are common here in Virginia but not usually as intense as the ones out west.
But every once in awhile we do get a big fire such as the one in Botetourt County several years ago.
Justin McLeod returned to Purgatory Mountain to show us its recovery.

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[SUPER=04-August 1999; :11]
[SUPER=01-Louise Thomasson/Botetourt Co. Resident; :31 (QUICK)]
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((((NAT SOUND OF LOUISE TALKING))
When Louise Thomasson looks out her front porch these days she sees a view that's clearly not what it used to be.
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[IN Q=It's real ugly]

((LOUISE THOMASSON/BOTETOURT CO. RESIDENT: IT'S REALLY UGLY NOW.)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=UGLY NOW]


That ugliness was the result of a brush fire on Purgatory Mountain in Botetourt County nearly five years ago. ((NAT SOUND OF THE FIRE))
The fire was so massive it took firefighters five days to contain it. It even forced Interstate 81 to close several times.
The fire ended up burning nearly 13-hundred acres and threatened a number of nearby homes.
[SOT 20:27]
[IN Q=Sitting on that porch]

((LOUISE THOMASSON/RESIDENT: SITTING ON THAT PORCH AND WATCHING IT, IT WAS REALLY SCARY.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=it was really scary]


That was then, this is now.
Parts of the mountain have seen some re-growth but you can still clearly see holes where everything was burnt.
[SOT 2:52]
[IN Q=It does take time]

((CHARLES HUTSELL/DEPT. OF FORESTRY: IT DOES TAKE TIME FOR NATURE TO HEAL ITS WOUNDS.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=heal its wounds]


In fact it can take years even decades.
Firefighters say the intensity of the fire usually determines when the forest will recover.
Grasses and plants are usually the first to come back and there are signs of that here on Purgatory Mountain.
[SOT 4:22]
[IN Q=You know 10 to 15]

((CHARLES HUTSELL/DEPT OF FORESTRY: YOU KNOW TEN, FIFTEEN YEARS YOU'LL START TO GETTING THE VARIOUS TREES BACK IN, EARLY SUCCESSIONAL TREES, SUMAC AND THOSE TYPES OF TREES.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=TYPES OF TREES]


Until that day comes, residents who live near the mountain will have to remember the good old days.
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[IN Q=It was really]

((LOUISE THOMASSON: IT WAS REALLY BEAUTIFUL BUT NOW IT'S DEAD TREES AND IT'S GROWING UP WHERE IT'S COVERING MOST OF IT BUT IN THE WINTER IT'S UGLY.)) [Runs09]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: WILDFIRES IN VIRGINIA ARE ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE BECAUSE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE IN OUR AREA BUILDING IN OR NEAR FORESTS. THE DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY EVEN GOES OUT TO SOME NEIGHBORHOODS NOW TO TEACH RESIDENTS HOW TO MINIMIZE THE RISK FROM WILDFIRES. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))


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A recent study shows a large number of Lynchburg's firefighters need to get their weight under control.
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That's prompted the chief to find ways to get his department eating healthier and working out.
He's asked local gyms and fitness centers to consider offering firefighters a reduced-cost membership.
He's also hoping to secure grant money that would help buy fitness equipment for each of the city's eight fire stations.
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The two men who admittedly vandalized a black church in January were in FEDERAL Court in Roanoke yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January]

They admitted desecrating Mount Moriah Baptist, BECAUSE it's an African American church. Following the hearing, the pastor suggested the vandals need help, not prison time.
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[IN Q=I don't know]

((REV. THOMAS PLEASANT/MT. MORIAH BAPTIST CHURCH: I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY WENT ASTRAY. BUT IF YOU COME IN TO A SCENE, THE DAMAGE THEY DONE TO THAT CHURCH. WE'RE JUST A POOR CONGREGATION, LESS THAN 10 PEOPLE. JOHN BROWNLEE/US ATTORNEY: THESE GUYS KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING. THEY INTENTIONALLY WENT INTO THAT CHURCH, DESECRATED IT BECAUSE OF THE RACE. I ADMIRE A MAN LIKE REV. PLEASANT WHO HAS THE CAPACITY TO FORGIVE. BUT WE HAVE A JOB TO DO.))
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[SUPER=01-John Brownlee/U. S. Attorney; :09]
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[OUT Q=a job to do.]
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The FEDERAL government pursued the case
[SUPER=04-June]

against Zachary Lee Bryant and his co-defendant, Christopher Martin, making it a civil rights violation.
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[SS=HOLD]

The information unsealed in court yesterday indicates there was evidence that Martin had also suggested burning the church.
Both Bryant and Martin face up to ten years in prison and a 250-thousand dollar fine each, when they are sentenced in October.

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In sports, The world's best golfers are chasing American, Skip Kendall at the 133rd British Open.
Kendall is a most UNLIKELY 36 hole leader. Out of the 310 tournaments he has played in -- he is yet to have win.
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A likely American leader on another tour is finally gearing up for a shot at the LEAD.
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[SUPER=03-La Mongie, France/OLN; :00]

Lance Armstrong finally made a major move at the Tour De France yesterday in the first stage in the Pyrenees (PEER-uh-Knees) mountains. He finished second in the stage, and is now second in the overall standings just five minutes and 24 seconds behind Frenchman Thomas Voeckler. It's Lance's best move of the Tour. As you know - riders cannot afford to lose a single second - so this guy decided to get a pedicure while he kept moving during yesterday's stage.
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[JOY ONE SHOT]
If you're concerned about the lack O-B services in your rural community -- the Virginia Health Association wants to hear from you. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Davis/Virginia Rural Health Association]


Here to tell us more is Rebecca Davis the executive director with Virginia Rural Health Resource Center.


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The Virginia Health Association will be taking public comments on July 20th at these remotes site. For more information you call 540-231-6866 [take webaddress E522 fs] You can also find a link the association on our web site.
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Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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Personalized, elegant and unique glasses don't have to cost a fortune. We're making them on a budget
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in today's Decor and More.
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[IN Q=recently while shopping]
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[Take full screen bump] [Chyron 7155] Did You Know?

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[take info board fs] The Camp Dazzle Boys Camp is August 1-5, followed by the Girls on August 8 - 12. Registration is 140 dollars and includes an official "Camp Dazzle" t-shirt, basketball and a ticket to a 2004-05 Dazzle game. Meals are available for an additional cost through the Civic Center. For more information on the camps and for ways to save, you can find a link on our website at WDBJ7.com. Click on Websites in the News.

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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning - The latest in a string of car bombings in Iraq kills seven people
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and there will be a new principal to kick off the new year at Patrick Henry High School. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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Two car bombs went off almost simultaneously in Iraq today killing seven people in all.
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The first bomb was an assassination attempt against the new Iraqi minister of justice. He was not injured in the attack but five of his bodyguards were killed.
In the other bombing south of Baghdad, a car exploded near an Iraqi national guard base. Two guardsmen were killed and 47 people were injured in that attack.
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Students at Roanoke's Patrick Henry High School will start the new year with a new principal.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The school board yesterday introduced Gary Leah (LEE-uh) as the interim principal for the 2004-2005 school year. Leah (LEE-uh) has been a teacher and administrator at P-H for more than 20-years. He says Patrick Henry, which us undergoing renovation, will also be committed to rebuilding trust between parents, students and staff and enforcing school safety.
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Current Patrick Henry principal, Peter Wonson, recently let the school board know he would be stepping down to take a principal's job at Christiansburg Middle School.

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Next time you're looking for something to thumb through at the doctor's office, you may find the student handbook for Roanoke City School's.
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The school board yesterday discussed changes not only to the conduct code itself, but to the way the book is distributed.
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[IN Q=The handbook does come home...]

((KATHY STOCKBURGER/CHAIR, ROANOKE SCHOOL BOARD: THE HANDBOOK DOES COME HOME ALONG WITH A HUNDRED OTHER THINGS. IF WE CAN DISTRIBUTE IT THROUGH OTHER VENUES LIKE CHURCHES, LIBRARIES AND DOCTORS' OFFICES IT MIGHT HAVE WIDER COVERAGE.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Stockburger/Roanoke School Board Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=might have wider coverage.]
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The board wants to be consistent in the way it punishes students who engage in delinquent behavior and, it wants parents to be well-versed on the consequences, as well.
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Stockburger says, informing the public about the board's expectations will make it that much easier to determine when those expectations have not been met.

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Virginia Tech has an utterly new dairy building - and plans to milk it for all it's worth!
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The school unveiled a brand new dairy science facility yesterday. The new building will hold more than 230 cows and features a state-of-the-art milking center. Dairy specialists say the new 5-point-3 million dollar facility is a major upgrade in terms of technology and cow care.
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[SOT:17:35:02:00]
[IN Q=This offers the]

((CHARLES MILLER/FORMER DAIRY SUPERINTENDENT: THIS OFFERS THE STUDENTS TO BE ABLE TO WORK WITH A STATE OF THE ART FACILITY. A FACILITY THAT'S UP TO DATE. THE FACILITY WE ARE MOVING OUT OF WAS BUILT IN 1960 SO WE'RE UPGRADING BY 40 PLUS YEARS. :14))
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[OUT Q=by 40 plus years.]
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The school will begin moving the cows in on Monday. The center should be fully operational by the time students arrive this fall.
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Communication is about to get a lot clearer for the Virginia State Police.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Officers are using the same radio system that was first installed in 1977.
Yesterday the state signed a 329-million dollar contract with Motorola to replace the old system.
The 27-year-old analog radios are prone to dropped signals, static and are frequently inaudible.
The head of the State Police, Colonel Steve Flaherty, says the new radios will help save lives.
The system will be up and running throughout the state in 2009.
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Roanoke will land a deal with a low-fare air carrier, but travelers shouldn't count on it any time soon.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

That from consultant Michael Boyd, who spoke to business leaders in Roanoke yesterday. He says air service in the region is good and fares are comparable with other markets. Competition to attract a low- fare airlines is fierce, but Boyd says Roanoke will eventually get one.
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((MICHAEL BOYD/THE BOYD GROUP PRESIDENT: I THINK PEOPLE HAVE GOT TO RECOGNIZE THERE AREN'T MANY LOW FARE CARRIERS OUT THERE. THE BAR TO GET THEM HAS BEEN RAISED TIME AND AGAIN SO IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE YOU CAN'T JUST GO TO THE AIRLINE STORE AND GET A LOW FARE CARRIER.))
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Local economic leaders say they can attract new businesses with or without a low- fare carrier.
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[IN Q=In trying to attract]

((DOUG CHITTUM: IN TRYING TO ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES IT IS A SUBJECT THAT COMES UP, HOWEVER, WE REALLY DON'T SEE IT AS BEING A BIG NEGATIVE AND HASN'T BEEN SO FAR ON OUR ABILITY TO ATTRACT COMPANIES.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Chittum/Roanoke Co. Economic Development;]
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[OUT Q=to attract companies]
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Air traffic at Roanoke Regional is up nine- percent compared to this time last year.
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He had a clean get way -- but a New York cab driver didn't keep the treasure he found -- instead he returned the jewels to his former passenger.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


This is what Nestor Supico uncovered in a bag in the back seat of his cab, mounds of black pearls worth 78-thousand dollars.
While Nestor says he was tempted to keep the jewels because he was behind on his rent and had recently been robbed. He says he couldn't do it.
And the owner of the jewelry couldn't be happier.
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[IN Q=He's a man who stands above men]

((HE'S A MAN WHO STANDS ABOVE MEN AS A ROLE MODEL FOR THOSE OF US SEARCHING FOR THE RIGHT WAY TO MANAGE OUR LIVES))
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[OUT Q=manager our lives]
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Nestor says he tracked the jewelry owner down by calling the cell phone also found in the bag. For his good works, the jewelry owner gave him a 5-thousand dollar reward and helped him raise another 5-thousand dollars for his college tuition. Nestor is studying to become a nurse.
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He's trading the zoo for the safari - Mill Mountain Zoo's curator talks about his upcoming change in habitat coming up
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and
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Will Smith takes to the big screen as a detective trying to stop murderous robots. See if the picture is a hit - or will take one in today's movie review.
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Animals come and go at Mill Mountain Zoo, but this time the creature leaving is the attraction's curator. As we told you earlier in the week, Dave Wood will be taking his skills elsewhere but will leave part of his heart in the Star City. Shannon Young reports.
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[IN Q=Ruby, your fans are here.]
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[IN Q=Ruby, your fans...]

((RUBY, YOUR FANS ARE HERE.))
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[OUT Q=fans are here.]

Many of us describe our work environment as a zoo. But Dave Wood means it. For more than four years, Wood's been what he calls the "conductor" of Roanoke's Mill Mountain Zoo. That after nearly 25 years at zoos in Philadelphia and Palm Beach.
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[IN Q=I've always been connected...]

((I'VE ALWAYS BEEN CONNECTED TO ANIMALS. MY MOTHER USED TO SAY WE'D GO TO THE PARK AND THERE'D BE A HUNDRED OTHER KIDS AND THE TURTLE WOULD WALK OUT OF THE WOODS UP TO YOU, YOU KNOW. ))
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[OUT Q=out of the woods up to you, you know.]

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[IN Q=What're you doing? You're such a good girl.]

((WHAT'RE YOU DOING? YOU'RE SUCH A GOOD GIRL, YES YOU ARE, YES YOU ARE. YOU'RE FALLING APART THOUGH, ALL THAT HAIR'S COMING OFF.))
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[OUT Q=all that hair's coming off.]

Like Ruby, Wood, too, is shedding... his position. Next month he'll take over as curator at the Virginia Safari Park in Rockbrige County.
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[IN Q=They have a lot of large animals...]

((THEY HAVE A LOT OF LARGE MAMMALS WHICH I'M INTERESTED IN. THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT DOING RHINOS AND OTHER LARGE SPECIES WHICH I DO HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH SO, I SORTA MISS THAT.))
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[OUT Q=I sorta miss that.]

He also misses working with his wife who he met at the zoo in Philly. Laurie Smith Wood says, like the animals on Noah's Ark, they'll be entering the Safari Park as a duo.
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[IN Q=They've never done any news releases...]

((LAURIE SMITH WOOD/ROANOKE OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS: THEY'VE NEVER DONE ANY NEWS RELEASES ABOUT NEW ANIMALS. SO I HAVE THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO PUT OUT A NEW PRESS RELEASE EVERY WEEK: THERE'S A NEW SLOTH, THERE'RE ELEPHANTS, RHINOS. IT'LL BE SO MUCH FUN.))
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[OUT Q=It'll be so much fun.]

The Woods will not be changing their *home* address and say they'll have to drive right by Mill Mountain to get to their new jobs. That's a warning to zoo staff that they'll be dropping by, if only to check on Daves' favorite animals, Bo the Wolverine and Lian (LEE-inn), the Szechuan Takin (TOCK-inn).
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[IN Q=I've worked with alot of different...]

((DAVE WOOD: I'VE WORKED WITHA LOT OF DIFFERENT ANIMALS AND IT'S THE TOUGHEST, MOST AGGRESSIVE ANIMAL I'VE EVER MET IN MY LIFE.))
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[OUT Q=ever met in my life.]

And you thought your co-workers were vicious. Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))







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State lawmakers correct a mistake, union workers rally for each other in Pulaski County, and Montgomery County slashes its controversial merchant's tax. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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A Buchanan plant now up for sale may soon have a new owner.
Attorneys for a company in Richmond say they hope to close a 4 MILLION dollar deal next month to buy Groendyk (Grun-dike) Manufacturing. The silicone foam company is owned by R-B-X Holdings, the same company that owns Rubatex.
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The General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to correct a blunder with the state's day of rest law.
The mistake allowed weekend workers to ask for Saturdays or Sundays off.
The changes to the day of rest law took effect immediately when Governor Warner signed the corrected bill into law.
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Auto Track Transport of Dublin announced it was closing down this year, after losing its contract delivering Volvo trucks to non-union Swift Transportation.
United Auto Workers rallied to demonstrate their displeasure with that decision. Members of the Local 20-69 were joined at their union hall by members from a dozen other locals.
They say they want Volvo trucks that are built by union labor to be shipped by union labor.
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Auto Track Transport is expected to lay off as many as 100 workers by the end of the summer. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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And finally, auto dealers in Montgomery county no longer have a reason to move their inventory and avoid paying taxes.
The board of supervisors cut the controversial tax by about a third, and eliminated a summer inventory scheduled for next month. For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] ))
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