[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A blow to one local employer .. it's closing a division and laying off workers.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


and after this week's fatal plane crash.. we'll take a look at what it's like flying into the Blue Ridge airport.
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[Sports-head]


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22nd ranked Virginia Tech is getting ready for the Rambling Wreck of Georgia Tech, the Tangerine Bowl switches names
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[VO-NAT]

and reaction from Rusty Wallace, DJ and Mark Martin on the Hendrick racing family tragedy.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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We are heading back into the clouds and showers which will likely block out the lunar eclipse tomorrow night. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

One of the largest employers in Giles County lays off one third of its workforce.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

Hundreds will lose their jobs after the Holidays.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Celanese]
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[TAPE#=04-43 TC08:06]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]

Celanese Acetate told workers this morning at the Narrows Plant it was phasing out an entire division.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

The move could cost the New River Valley up to 325 jobs.
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Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa spoke with some of the workers who will lose their jobs. Rachel what are the saying?
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[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
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Keith and Jean, everyone I spoke with was absolutely shocked. They say, they never saw it coming.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.]

Starting in 2005, Celanese Acetate is going to phase out its filament line. The company has been a pioneer in the acetate filament industry since the 1920's. It's a product often found in clothing and household goods. The move will put 275 to 325 people out of work.
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[IN Q=It's really]

((DEBBIE HILL-MCMAHAN: IT'S REALLY GONNA HURT... BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GONNA SUFFER. THEY'RE GONNA LOSE THEIR JOBS. SOME PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LOSE THEIR JOBS, SOME PEOPLE COULD LOSE THEIR HOMES AND EVERYTHING ELSE. IT HURTS. CAUSE I'VE BEEN HERE 25 YEARS AND IT'S REALLY A SHOCK.))
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[OUT Q=really a shock.]
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[VO-NAT]

The company won't start phasing out the jobs until January. Officials say they will try to help employees find other work.
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

There are still two other divisions at the plant that company officials say will NOT be affected.
Those jobs are said to be safe.
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Keith and Jean, the plant currently employs about a thousand people. And the company is leaving the filament business all together, so this consolidation affects about 11-hundred jobs worldwide.

[Altec]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The news is better for a Botetourt company- While the 9-11 terrorist attacks slowed business for Altech- it's now growing again.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./February]


Altech Industries finished work on its plant at Greenfield just four days after the attacks.
It was supposed to invest 12 and a half million dollars in the county and employ 150 people by next month.
Though it has not yet reached that goal, County Administrator Gerry Burgess says Altech now expects to have 14-million dollars invested and more than 150 employees by next November.
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[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Investigators returned to Bull Mountain today as they continued their search for the cause of Sunday's fatal plane crash.
Ten people died when the Henrick Motorsports airplane went down in Patrick County.
Investigators have just returned from the crash site
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and Joe Dashiell has word on the progress they're reporting.
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[OUT Q=as quickly as we can.]
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[Spencer-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[ENG#=2]

Days after the crash, some are questioning the safety of the Blue Ridge Airport in Spencer. Susan Bahorich went in the air with one pilot who says it's an easy airport to fly into - *IF* you follow procedure.


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[SUPER=01-Matt Broughton/Attorney & Pilot;]
[SUPER=@SUSAN1;]
[SUPER=02-Jim Galbraith/Co-Pilot;]
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[OUT Q=SB, News 7, Spencer.]

(( [NATS@11:31:35.18] ((THE RIDE WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH LIKE IT IS RIGHT NOW THAT DAY...)) [RUNS:03]
Matt Broughton has been flying for nearly 20-years. On this day he's taken the News 7 crew along for the ride.
Broughton is concerned about the bad rap the Martinsville-Blue Ridge airport is receiving.

[SOT@11:40:52.01]
[INQ=It's a safe airport...]

((MATT BROUGHTON, LAWYER/PILOT: IT'S A SAFE AIRPORT. IT'S A VERY REASONABLE APPROACH ASSUMING SOMETHING DOESN'T GO WRONG LIKE PILOT ERROR OR FAILURE OR SOMETHING.. IT'S SAFE.. THE ACCIDENT SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED...)) [RUNS:11]
[OUTQ=.. have happened.]


At this point, the National Transportation Safety Board has not determined what caused the Hendrick Family plane to go down, but members of the racing community have reportedly said the airport is one of the most dangerous.

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[INQ=Officials at the Blue...]

((SUSAN BAHORICH, REPORTING: OFFICIALS AT THE BLUE RIDGE AIRPORT SAY ON ANY GIVEN DAY 50-75 PLANES LAND THERE, BUT ON RACE DAY THAT NUMBER DOUBLES...)) [RUNS:10]
[OUTQ=.. that number doubles.]


Nearly 20-planes were re-routed to Danville that Sunday because of weather conditions.
Broughton and his co-pilot, Jim Galbraith showed us the route the Hendrick crew took that day.

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[INQ=This is about...]

((JIM GALBRAITH, CO-PILOT: THIS IS ABOUT THE SPPED HE'D BE FLYING IN THE KING-AIR, ON THE APPROACH. MAYBE JUST A BIT SLOWER...))
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((you can hold this shot unless there's a better one of the runway...))
On a clear day- this is what a pilot sees- the landing strip in the center, anchored by trees on each side and mountains on the horizon.
((any shots you want..))
We may never know exactly what the pilots of the Hendrick plane saw Sunday.
But the crash into Bull Mountain has these pilots asking why the crew was more than seven-miles from the airport and if they were exercising the approved missed approach procedure which is available for every pilot.
SB, News7, Spencer. ))


[Knox]


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Doctor Cecil Knox will not be tried again anytime soon. The OxyContin- case against him ended in a mistrial a year ago. It was set to begin anew Monday, but has been taken off the federal court calendar. No new date has been set.

[Tobacco-Fire]


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[TAPE#=04-32 TC1:47:08]
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Investigators aren't sure what sparked a fire that destroyed a historic tobacco warehouse in South Boston early this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston]


Firefighters spent more than five hours bringing the blaze at the Planter's Warehouse under control.
Crews from around the region were called in to fight the fire and keep surrounding businesses from being damaged.

The entire building and its contents ... including an estimated twenty tons of tobacco ... were destroyed.
The cause is under investigation.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=JEan 2-Shot]
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[ENG#=APRISA]


One week to election day.
Still ahead on News 7, who's leading the Presidential race in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus the Speaker of the House speaks up for a local Congressional candidate.
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[1st-Wx]
[Mason-Dixon]

(MINI OPEN)



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With just a week until the election, President Bush is holding his lead in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


The latest News Seven Mason-Dixon Poll puts the President's lead over Senator John Kerry at six points, the same margin as a month ago.
When voters were asked what one issue will be most influential in their voting next week, Homeland Security and Terrorism came out on top.
22 percent said Iraq and 20 percent responded the economy and job creation.
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[Kilgore-Kerry]


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The Poll shows President Bush has an even bigger lead over Senator Kerry in central, southwest and southside Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

But today state Democrats announced they believe the Kerry- Edwards ticket has a good chance of winning rural Virginia. The Kerry campaign is pumping thousands of dollars into radio ads set to run across the Commonwealth through election day.
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((LARRY FRAMME: WE HAVE A PLAN FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT, JOHN KERRY DOES, AND WE ARE PRESSING THAT PLAN IN RURAL VIRGINIA AND WE'RE IN IT TO WIN.))
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Bush- Cheney state campaign chair, Jerry Kilgore, today called the ads an "October Masquerade" and says Senator Kerry is "out of touch with the values of rural Virginia."
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[IN Q=John Kerry and rural Virginia]

((JERRY KILGORE: JOHN KERRY AND RURAL VIRGINIA - SORT OF LIKE CAVIAR AND PORK RINDS, SOME THINGS JUST DON'T GO TOGETHER. HE DOESN'T FIT IN WITH RURAL VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=in with rural Virginia]
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Both parties say they'll work hard the next six days promoting their candidates and encouraging Virginians to vote.
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[Hastert]


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The Speaker of the House visited the Roanoke area long enough today to express support for the Republican in Virginia's Ninth District Congressional race.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co]

Dennis Hastert started his day on Long Island, made another campaign appearance in Norfolk, before stopping here to stump for Kevin Triplett. His day will end in Texas. When it's all over a week from today, he will have visited 200 Congressional districts. Someone asked if there's still time to sway the voters.
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[IN Q=You know, if there]

((YOU KNOW IF THERE WASN'T A CHANCE TO DO IT, I WOULDN'T BE HERE. I THINK THERE IS A CHANCE TO WIN. I THINK THIS IS A RACE THAT'S GOING TO SURPRISE A LOT OF PEOPLE, IN WASHINGTON AND MAYBE HERE IN VIRGINIA, AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Dennis Hastert/U.S. House Speaker]
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[OUT Q=Virginia, as well.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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He says the race in Virginia's Ninth District is one of 12-14 races that can make a difference. The G-O-P has an 11-vote majority in the House.

[Disaster-Aid]


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Botetourt County has been added to the list of federal disaster areas.
That means homeowners, renters and business owners affected by last month's flood are now eligible for state and federal assistance.
A Disaster Recovery Center will also open at the Alleghany County Government Center on November 8th.

[Stocks]


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Blue chips climbed, thanks to a rally in the insurance industry. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 138 points today.
The NASDAQ gained 15.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Henry-College]
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Former James Madison University president Ronald Carrier is known for his success in shaping schools.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

Now, he hopes to convince the STATE he can do it again in Southside. Myranda Stephens explains.
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((In the time Ruby Calloway spends getting her Associate's degree, she could get her Bachelor's, free of charge.
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[RUNS02] ((RUBY CALLOWAY/PATRICK HENRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT: WELL THAT ACTUALLY WILL BE BETTER! (LAUGHS) 44)) At least that is the vision of former J-M-U president, Ronald Carrier, who is now leading the effort to build a new college in Henry County.
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[RUNS09] ((RONALD CARRIER/FMR. JMU PRESIDENT: SO THAT'S WHY WE CAME UP WITH A PLAN 1455 TO GRADUATE IN 28-MONTHS, YOU GO EIGHT TO FIVE AND YOU GO WE HAVE TEN TEN-WEEK QUARTERS 02)) Aside from offering a shorter bachelor's program and free tuition -- the New College of Virginia would also draw a majority of its students from Henry County.
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[RUNS06] ((IT SHOULD HELP THOSE WHO ARE NOT REPRESENTED IN HIGHER EDUCATION NOW, GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO HIGHER EDUCATION.))
Organizers initially considered building the college on this donated land, but now appear to be leaning in a different direction.
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[RUNS09] ((ONE OF THE IMPORTANT SITES IS DOWNTOWN. THAT YOU WOULD REBUILD DOWNTOWN AND PUT THE COLLEGE BUILDINGS IN SOME OF THESE VACANT BUILDINGS HERE.)) Carrier and his team will try to "sell" their ideas to the State Board of Higher Education for Virginia this week, during hearings in Martinsville, Danville and Richmond. Upon recommendation, the project will be sent to the Governor's office, for approval. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Martinsville.))
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[Sports tease]


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Reaction from Rusty Wallace, Dale Jarrett and Mark Martin on the Hendrick racing family tragedy,
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and the 22nd ranked Hokies are preparing to enter a bee hive at Georgia Tech.
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[S-Hendrick]


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The NASCAR family continues to mourn the loss of those killed in the Hendrick racing team plane Sunday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisburg, NC; :00]


NASCAR race fans have been leaving flowers and sitting outside the Hendrick Motorsports racing headquarters this week, obviously their faces indicate totla disbelief. Many of the Nextel Cup drivers are experienced pilots with thousands of flight hours, like Rusty Wallace. Mark Martin lost his father in a plane crash. They were just a few of the many drivers who reacted with great sadness to this tragedy.
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[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/#88 UPS Ford Driver; :33]
[SUPER=01-Mark Martin/#6 Viagra Ford Driver; :37]
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[OUT Q=........nices guys in the sport"]
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[S-Hokies]


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The battle of the Techs this Thursday in Atlanta will feature the return of a key warrior for the Tech defense.
[GRAPHIC=XAVIER ADIBI]

Xavier Adibi returns to the field just two months after his right bicep was torn from his shoulder
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Bowl]


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Champs Sports and Florida Citrus Sports have announced a partnership to present the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Florida. This replaces the Tangerine Bowl name and will be played December 21st and at 7:45 and matches ACC and Big 12 teams.

[S-Fight]


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A fight delayed the Chicago Bulls 100-95 exhibition win over Washington last night.
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[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00]


In the third quarter, Washington's Larry Hughes pushed Kirk Hinrich into Chicago's Luol Deng. The Bulls Antonio Davis defended Hinrich and then the Wizards Brendan Haywood swung at Davis who countered with a jab and the two wrestled to the floor. No fines or suspensions yet to report. (------------)