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7Rubatex

ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=Dal
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Rubatex


Some speculation this morning for workers at the the Rubatex plant in Bedford.
The United Rubber Workers Local 2-40 voted down the company's request for contract concessions.
The margin was just two votes-- 221 to 219.
The current agreement does NOT run out until next year.
But company officials had asked union members to be open minded about contract changes, and are now said to be considering moving part of the Bedford operation out of state.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape;


Rubatex officials say the company is at a cross roads. Yesterday's vote may help management decide if it should move nearly 300 jobs to Arkansas.
Union members say the proposal called for mandatory overtime and took away the seniority of some workers.
They indicated those are two reasons for the close vote against the contract.
The more than 800 workers at Rubatex make foam rubber products such as scuba outfits and doormats.
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7Delta-Star


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-44
GRAPHIC=Delta Star


Meantime Delta Star workers in Lynchburg have been without a contract for almost a week.
The workers plan to meet with management before deciding if they will strike.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Year;


Yesterday the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 21-73 turned down the company's latest offer by a vote of 43 to 34.
Dan Hughes, the union president, says many of the workers with more seniority were dissatisfied with the wage increases for the junior employees.
He also said some workers had problems with the change of hours-- it requires them to arrive at work 45 minutes early.
The union has to give Delta Star a week notice before striking.
Their old contract expired midnight Tuesday.
SUPER=04-August 1993;


The last time union members went on strike was the summer of '93-- that was for about six weeks.
The company builds electrical transformers.
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7Five-Boro


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-42
GRAPHIC=Five-Boro Logo


One Roanoke couple is doing double time in the bagel business.
Hal and Joanne Stern recently opened their second restauraunt.
The owners say their new shop on the Downtown market is an opportunity to reach more customers.
Denise Allen has more.
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((JOANNE STERN/FIVE BORO OWNER: WE'VE BEEN EATING BAGELS ALL OUR LIVES SO WE KNOW WHAT A GOOD BAGEL TASTES LIKE. SO THAT'S WHAT WE STARTED FROM AND WE WANTED TO HAVE THAT BAGEL AND THAT FLAVOR.))
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Evidently it's a flavor Roanoke Valley residents enjoy.
The Sterns say business is so good at their first store that it was time to make their baked goods available to more people.
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((JOANNE STERN: WE CHOSE THE DOWNTOWN AREA BECAUSE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE ROANOKE VALLEY COULD GET HERE PRETTY EASILY.))
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The Sterns say making bagels is an art.
They say weather conditions effect the dough, so the baker is constantly making adjustments to the recipe.
They feel these creative adjustments are what makes their business a success--that and a friendly atmosphere.
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Moving into the new Roanoke City Market location took more work and money than expected.
The building is more than a hundred years old and needed electrical and plumbing work.
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((HAL STERN/FIVE BORO OWNER: BESIDES CLEANING UP THE BRICKS AND RESEALING THEM, WE HAD TO RE-POOR ALL THE FLOORS BECAUSE THE BUILDING IS ON A SLOPE. WE HAD TO FLATTEN IT OUT SO THE EQUIPMENT WOULD WORK PROPERLY.))
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Room for this huge kitchen was a major selling point.
The Sterns say they plan to increase production to meet the needs of a growing wholesale business.
Denise Allen News 7.))

7Weather


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WRITER=nle
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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going hot today - temperatures are already in the 80s in most southwest Virginia.
It'll be mostly sunny with highs reaching the lower 90s.
Expect a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.
Clouds will move in tonight with more chances for showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the 70s.
Looking ahead, more clouds tomorrow with mostly afternoon showers.
Higsh again near 90 degrees.

55Amherst-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Copy


In Amherst County, a two vehicle accident yesterday has left one person dead.
State Police say Dennis Pippin of Nelson County rear-ended a car with his pickup truck on Route 29.
The trucked then flipped.
Pippin died at Lynchburg General.
The two people in the other car suffered minor injuries.

55Halifax-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-52; edit of 96-38 (Halifax Drugs)
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust


A Halifax County elementary school teacher has been arrested again on drug charges.
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37- year- old Dorothy Ferrell was arrested and charged with crack cocaine possession early Sunday.
SUPER=03-Halifax/May;


Halifax County Sheriffs officials said she had cocaine and a crack pipe.
The second grade teacher was arrested in Halifax County in Birchland Park along with three others.
She's being held in the Charlotte County Jail.
In April, Ferrell and 40- year old Jerry Ragsdale, a school custodian, were taken into custody for cocaine possesion.
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55Clifton-Forge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cuitn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-37
GRAPHIC=None


Some Clifton Forge residents call a temporary trash plan foul.
They say city officials are taking advantage of them by setting up a temporary- trash- transfer- station in their back-yard.
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SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;


These residents say one day, without notice, this industrial dumpster just appeared.
They later learned the city lot was going to be used as a temporary- trash- transfer- station.
They say the site decreases their property values.
And they think the elderly and children will be adversely affected by the smell and rodents attracted by the trash.
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(( JIMMY ANGLE/CLIFTON FORGE RESIDENT: IT'S AN INDUSTRIAL CONTAINER. IT'S SITTING IN A HOLE THAT'S NOT CONCRETE LINED AND DOESN'T HAVE ANY KIND OF SAFETY FEATURES. THE CONTAINER ITSELF HAS SOME CRACKS. IF IT RAINS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS WITH SOME TRASH IN IT IT WILL RUN ALL THAT STUFF.
VICKI SHAFFER/CLIFTON FORGE RESIDENT: IT'S A STRAIGHT SHOT FROM OUR DECK. WHEN WE HAVE COOKOUTS, WE HAVE A POOL WE'VE INVESTED IN, WE JUST PUT A NEW CEDAR FENCE UP AND THAT'S WHAT WE SEE.))
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City officials say their backs are against the wall and the station is a necessity.
The city was supposed to be hauling trash to an Alleghany transfer station but that station is not yet operational.
Councilman Jack Simpson says they have a permit to run the temporary station.
Council has an executive meeting today and Simpson says he hopes they will address some of the residents' concerns.
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55Miss-Virginia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#= 96-63
GRAPHIC=Kang, Michelle


A court-appointed special advocate for abused children has been crowned as the 43rd Miss Virginia.
Michelle Kang of Fredericksburg beat out 23 other contestants Saturday night.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday;


Kang will represent the state at the Miss America pageant in September.
SUPER=04-Sunday;


During her reign, she plans to spend time talking about child abuse prevention and increasing abuse awareness.
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((MICHELLE KANG/MISS VIRGINIA: I THINK WE'VE BEEN FOCUSING SO HARD ON FIXING THE PROBLEM AFTER IT'S OCCURRED THAT WE NEED TO REFOCUS FROM INTERVENTION TO PREVENTION AND THERE ARE SO MANY WONDERFUL PREVENTION PROGRAMS OUT THERE THAT REALLY FOCUS ON STRENGTHENING FAMILY AND STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY AND REALIZING EVERY CHILD IS IMPORTANT.))
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The William and Mary graduate says she plans to use the 13-thousand dollar scholarship to attend law school.
She hopes to become a children's policy advocate for a national child welfare organization.
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55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to the forecast -
It's going hot today - temperatures are already in the 80s in most southwest Virginia.
It'll be mostly sunny with highs reaching the lower 90s.
Expect a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.
Clouds will move in tonight with more chances for showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the 70s.
Looking ahead, more clouds tomorrow with more chances for afternoon showers.
Higsh again near 90 degrees.

8Rubatex


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Rubatex


There is a bit of uncertainty for workers reporting to their jobs at the the Rubatex plant in Bedford today.
The United Rubber Workers Local 2-40 has rejected the company's request for contract concessions.
The margin was just two votes-- 221 to 219.
The current agreement does NOT run out until next year.
But company officials had asked union members to be open minded about contract changes, and are now said to be considering moving part of the Bedford operation out of state.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape;


Rubatex officials say the company is at a cross roads. Yesterday's vote may help management decide if it should move nearly 300 jobs to Arkansas.
Union members say the proposal called for mandatory overtime and took away the seniority of some workers.
They indicated those are two reasons for the close vote against the contract.
The more than 800 workers at Rubatex make foam rubber products such as scuba outfits and doormats.
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8Delta-Star


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-44
GRAPHIC=Delta Star


Meantime in Lynchburg, union workers at Delta Star have been without a contract for almost a week.
The workers will meet with management before deciding if they will strike.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Year;


Yesterday the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 21-73 turned down the company's latest offer by a vote of 43 to 34.
Dan Hughes, the union president, says many of the workers with more seniority were dissatisfied with the wage increases for the junior employees.
He also said some workers had problems with the change of hours-- it requires them to arrive at work 45 minutes early.
The union has to give Delta Star a week notice before striking.
Their old contract expired midnight Tuesday.
SUPER=04-August 1993;


The last time union members went on strike was the summer of '93-- that was for about six weeks.
The company builds electrical transformers.
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8Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


A common mistake made by new investors is being too careful.
Many keep a large percentage of their money in savings accounts, CD's, and other safe havens.
Len Besthoff explains in Common Sense how not taking ENOUGH risk can eat away at your hard earned cash.
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS: BEING TOO CONSERVATIVE CAN REALLY BE VERY COSTLY. INFLATION HAS BEEN A PROBLEM AND REMAINS A PROBLEM. AT TODAYS RATE, INFLATION IS THREE TO FOUR PERCENT. YOU HAVE TO INVEST IN A WAY THAT YOU'RE NET RETURN IS GREATER THAN THE INFLATION RATE. SO IF YOUR RETURN ON YOUR MONEY IS FIVE PERCENT AND INFLATION IS THREE PERCENT AND YOU HAVE TO PAY TAXES ON THAT MONEY, THEN YOU'RE LOSING GROUND. SO YOU HAVE TO HAVE BALANCE IN YOUR PORTFOLIO. YOU CAN'T BE TOO CONSERVATIVE OR TOO CAUTIOUS. YOU HAVE TO TAKE SOME RISK WITH SOME OF YOUR MONEY. AND THAT'S WHERE A GOOD MUTUAL FUND OR A GOOD GROWTH COMPANY COMES INTO PLAY.))
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8LIBERTY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# 96-41
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke's First Baptist Church was decorated in red, white and blue last night for a celebration of freedom.
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The Independence Day musical included a number of patroitic songs honoring the military and the nation.
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The church was decorated with banners, American flags and hundreds of balloons.
The choir is made up of nearly 200 singers.
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8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to the forecast -
It's going hot today - temperatures are already in the 80s in most southwest Virginia.
It'll be mostly sunny with highs reaching the lower 90s.
Expect a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.
Clouds will move in tonight with more chances for showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 70s.