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7Cassell-Death

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A construction worker fell to his death yesterday from the roof of Cassell Coliseum.
Officials say he plunged more than 90 feet.
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27 year-old Dewey Wayne Duncan of Pulaski was working for Allen Neely, Incorporated of Narrows, the contractor repairing the coliseum's roof.
Duncan was pronounced dead at Montgomery Regional Hospital after he fell through the roof and landed on the basketball court.
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((JEFF DOUGLAS/VA. TECH SPOKESMAN: ))
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Investigators from the Department of Labor and Industry are investigating.
The contractors were hired to strengthen the structure as part of a three million dollar capital improvement project.
The accident happened just minutes before youngsters at a girls' basketball camp were supposed to take the court.
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7Franklin-Fatal


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A man has died on Smith Mountain Lake in a boating accident.
Authorities say the 24-year man from Woodbridge was killed when the jet ski he was driving struck a boat yesterday afternoon.
The accident happened at about 1:00 o'clock near the Bull Run section of the Lake in Franklin County.
The name of the victim has not been released and the accident is still under the investigation.
Todays death was the first this year involving a boat on Smith Mountain lake and the first involving a jet ski in at least three years.

7Belly-Landing


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A dramatic emergency landing at the Lynchburg Airport.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


Minutes after take-off from New London Airport, pilot David Parker realized the landing gear on his single engine Cessna would not go up or down.
Parker then dumped his excess fuel and made a belly landing at the Lynchburg airport...
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Seconds after touching down, Parker and his two passengers escaped safely.
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((SGT. BOB STOUT/VA STATE POLICE: MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THE PILOT DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB OF LANDING THE AIRCRAFT. THERE'S NO INJURIES, DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT WAS MINOR, HE DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB OF LANDING THE AIRCRAFT WITH THREE PEOPLE ON BOARD.))
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Parker's fellow pilots also gave him credit for a stellar landing.
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((STEWART HOBBS/VA AVIATION: IT WOULD PUT YOU ON PINS AND NEEDLES AND HAVE THE ADRENALINE PUMPING BUT ONCE IT'S OVER AND DONE WITH IT'S AN EASY THING TO WALK AWAY FROM.))
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Damage to the plane was limited to the propeller, landing gear and the metal underbelly of the aircraft.
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7VMI-Follow


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TAPE#96-51
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Now that the Supreme Court has declared VMI's all-male admission policy unconstitutional, many wonder what's next.
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Wednesday's landmark Supreme Court ruling against VMI has sparked a host of questions.
Including what does the future hold for single- sex education?
Officials at the women's colleges in this area say they don't think they'll be affected.
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SOT 14:37:42 VMI follow- Hollins tape
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((LINDA STEELE/HOLLINS COLLEGE SPOKESPERSON: I THINK THERE HAS BEEN A CLEAR RECORD WITH THE COURTS TO FIND A FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SINGLE SEX PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS AND SINGLE SEX PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. I THINK THE COURTS HAVE BEEN VERY CLEAR ON THAT ISSUE. ))
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((MONICA DEAN/SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE SPOKESPERSON: SIGNIFICANTLY, THE COURT ALSO MADE A CLEAR DECISION BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EDUCATION AND IT RECOGNIZED VIRGINIA'S ABILITY TO OFFER AN ARRAY OF DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO ITS STUDENTS. ))
SUPER=01-Linda Steele/Hollins College Spokesperson;
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Neither school receives state or Federal money directly.
Students receive funds through grants and loans.
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7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Your weekend is going to get off to a great start.
Mostly sunny skies today with temperatures in the mid 80s.
Expect some clouds to move in tonight - lows will be in the mid 60s.

55Yokohama


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TAPE# 96-37
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Some bad news for workers in Salem.
Yokohama Tire tells News 7 that Price Costco, a large warehouse club chain in Washington state, is pulling its line from the plant.
Jay Moore has the story.
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(( Employees at Yokohama say the loss of Price Costco equals out to about a third of the tires they produce each year.
Last winter the Salem plant sent a bad batch of tires to the company.
It even got to the point that Costco demanded that Yokohama dismiss the people responsible for the mistake.
Yokohama didn't fire anyone, but rather took steps to solve the problem.
From his office in California...
Dan Hunter, Yokohama's Vice President of Marketing said losing Price Costco was not a result of what Yokohama did or didn't do.
A notice Yokohama posted in the plant said Price Costco simply wanted to cut down on the number of its suppliers.
Employees say Yokohama currently has a seven million- tire- a- year- production.
Jim Hawk, the plant manager in Salem says the line will be phased out over the next year.
He also says there are NO plans for layoffs at least for now.
Jay Moore, News 7.))

55Rubatex-Dupont


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And news is even worse from employees in Henry County and Bedford.
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The Dupont nylon plant in Henry County says foreign competition will probably force it to close in the coming years- leaving 600 people out of work.
The plant's gone from a high of several thousand people to a low of several hundred, and to many this was no surprise.
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((BILLY BUCHANAN/MARTINSVILLE DUPONT EMPLOYEES UNION: PEOPLE KNEW AND WERE AWARE THAT THIS WAS AN OPTION THAT THEY COULD SHUT DOWN. HOWEVER IT DIDN'T LESSEN THE DISAPPOINTMENT AT ALL. ))
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The plant manager says workers have made major efficiency improvements-
But he says competitors in Asia, India, and South America are gaining at an even faster pace.
SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape;


Meanwhile in Bedford the Rubatex plant may cut its hourly workforce in HALF.
The rubber products company says unless productivity improves, roughly 300 jobs could be transferred to another Rubatex facility in Arkansas.
Rubatex is Bedford's largest employer.
In recent months the city's unemployment rate has been among the lowest in the state.
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55Lucas


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A former Roanoke County sheriff's deputy has been found guilty of stealing a prisoner's credit card.
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SUPER=03-Salem/April;


William Lucas, Junior was found guilty of felony credit card theft.
Yesterday Circuit Judge Diane Strickland suspended a two year sentence and placed him on probation.
In April, Lucas pleaded no contest to stealing a credit card belonging to inmate Robert Paul Dallas.
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Lucas charged more than 12-hundred dollars, he has since paid the bill.


55Education-Board


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The state Board of Education is serious about getting back to the basics.
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For the first time ever, if students don't pass a new statewide testing program, the board is talking about shutting schools down.
Board members are gearing up for public hearings on the standards of accreditation for schools.
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((MICHELLE EASTON/VA. BOARD OF EDUCATION: AND THAT INCLUDES EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING THAT SCHOOLS DO. UNDERSTANDING OF COURSE THAT THIS BOARD OF COURSE, CLEARLY IS INTERESTED IN A SHARPER FOCUS ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Easton/Va. Board of Education;
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That means math, science, English, and history -- but critics worry about the cost.
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((ROB JONES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOC.: WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT ABOUT ART AND MUSIC, AND WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, LIFE AND FAMILY SKILLS, THE VOCATIONAL AREAS. UH, WE ARE VERY CONCERNED THAT WE HAVE SOME PROTECTION FOR THOSE PROGRAMS.))
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Public hearings will be announced for this fall on the new standards.
The Allen administration's new 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 11th grade testing program is currently out to bid.

55Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Your weekend is going to get off to a great start.
Mostly sunny skies today with temperatures in the mid 80s.
Expect some clouds to move in tonight - lows will be in the mid 60s.

8L'burg-plane


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Words of praise for a pilot who made an emergency landing last night in Lynchburg.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


Minutes after take-off from New London Airport, pilot David Parker realized the landing gear on his single engine Cessna would not go up or down.
Parker then dumped his excess fuel and made a belly landing at the Lynchburg airport...
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Seconds after touching down, Parker and his two passengers escaped safely.
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((SGT. BOB STOUT/VA STATE POLICE: MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THE PILOT DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB OF LANDING THE AIRCRAFT. THERE'S NO INJURIES, DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT WAS MINOR, HE DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB OF LANDING THE AIRCRAFT WITH THREE PEOPLE ON BOARD.))
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The damage was limited to the propeller, landing gear and the metal underbelly of the plane.
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8VT-DEATH


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A 27- year- old construction worker has died after falling through the roof of Cassell Colisuem at Virginia Tech.
The accident happened yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;


Dewey Wayne Duncan of Pulaski was working for Allen Neely, Incorporated of Narrows, the contractor repairing the coliseum's roof.
Duncan was pronounced dead at Montgomery Regional Hospital after he fell through the roof and landed on the basketball court inside.
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Investigators from the Department of Labor and Industry are investigating.
The contractors were hired to strengthen the structure as part of a three million dollar capital improvement project.
The accident happened just minutes before youngsters at a girls' basketball camp were supposed to take the court.
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8Crime-Ring


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Henry County investigators are warning people to look out for a band of professional thieves.
Earlier this month News 7 told you about a theft ring at tire stores in at least four different jurisdictions.
The thieves have struck several more times.
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SUPER=03-Henry Co./June 12;


Lieutenant Kimmy Nester says four different tire businesses have been robbed in the past week.
Nester says the crime ring is burglarizing businesses in Franklin, Patrick and Henry Counties as well as Martinsville.
Nester says the thieves make their way into the businesses by knocking a hole into a back wall using a sledge hammer.
Local crime stoppers will pay up to one thousand dollars for information.
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8Monty-Pool


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Kids in Montgomery County are cooling their heels in a brand new swimming pool.
The project has been in the works for two years.
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Yesterday;


Officials dedicated what's called the Frog Pond yesterday, and moments later the first swimmer hit the water.
The Frog Pond was built with insurance money collected after a valve rupture destroyed the old pool.
According to the kids, the two-year dry spell was worth the wait.
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((ADASUE MYERS/SWIMMER: I TOOK SWIMMING LESSONS BUT THEN SOMEBODY MADE A HOLE IN THE POOL SO I HAD TO WAIT LIKE A YEAR OR TWO UNTIL WE GOT THIS POOL, AND I THINK THIS POOL IS A LOT BETTER.))
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((HENRY MOSES/SWIMMER: IT'S MUCH BETTER THAN THE OTHER ONE. I THINK IT WAS DESIGNED TO KEEP THE OLDER KIDS AWAY SO IT'S MORE FUN FOR KIDS LIKE ME. ))
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((MISSI ELLIOTT/PARENT: IT'S NICE, IT'S NOT AS DEEP AS THE OTHER ONE AND IT GIVES THE LITTLE ONES MORE, SOMETHING TO PLAY WITH.))
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It's not all kids' stuff.
Montgomery County Parks and Recreation will teach water aerobics classes...and the pool will be available for lap swimming in the evening.
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8Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Your weekend is going to get off to a great start.
Mostly sunny skies today with temperatures in the mid 80s. Expect some clouds to move in tonight - lows will be in the mid 60s.