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HEADLINES

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Coming up on News 7 Mornin',
A major power outage in the west leaves residents from Colorado to California in the dark,
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and in Danville, allegations that police officers used excessive force during an arrest. Wx & Live Heads
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News 7 Mornin' is straight ahead.

Danville-Police


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A newly formed Danville organization is accusing local police of using excessive force while arresting some women at a local clothing store.
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The Reverend Thomas Motley outlined the allegations at a news conference surrounded by members of C-PAC (see-pac)-- otherwise known as Citizens Policing Against Corruption.
17-year old Natasha Fitzgerald and 18-year old Kwanza (kwan-za) Cobbs say police used excessive force in arresting them last month for allegedly trespassing at a local clothing store.
Angela Crowley says she saw what happened and tried to find out the girls names to call their parents but was thrown to the ground and charged with impeding an officer.
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((ANGELA CRAWLEY:I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT AS MY LITTLE KIDS GROW UP THEY DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT THESE GIRLS WENT THROUGH, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY ARE BLACK OR WHITE OR WHAT EVER. REV. THOMAS MOTLEY/C-PAC FOUNDER:WE ARE CITIZENS JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, WE CAN NO LONGER TOLERATE A DOUBLE STANDARD OF JUSTICE. WE HAVE RIGHTS AND WE WANT OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS ADHERED TO AND WE WANT THE SAME RESPECT AS ANY OTHER CITIZEN IN THIS CITY. ))
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Danville Police Chief Neal Morris says he's unaware of any complaint being filed against his department.

Hodges


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Authorities say an elderly Campbell County man's solitary lifestyle probably kept his neighbors from realizing he'd been dead for weeks.
The body of 71-year-old Winston James Hodges was discovered at his home yesterday.
A neighbor's grandson went to the house to ask Hodges about doing some lawn work and found him.
Authorities believe Hodges had been dead more than five weeks.
An autopsy is being performed.

POWER-OUTAGE


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Power is back on across much of the west this morning.
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A blackout plunged one and a half million people from Southern California to Canada into darkness.
It also snarled traffic, forced hospitals and air-traffic controllers to use emergency measures, and left people scrambling to keep cool in record heat.
A utility spokesperson says authorities think the problem originated in the Rocky Mountain states.
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((TERRY WINTER/SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC: ONE OF OUR MAJOR ALTERNATING CURRENT LINE UP INTO OREGON, TWO LINES, TRIPPED OUT, WE DON'T KNOW THE REASON FOR THAT IT'S STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION, BUT WHEN THAT OCCURRED 4800 MEGAWATTS OF POWER COMING SOUTH ON THAT LINE AND WHEN IT OPENED SUDDENTLY YOUR SHORT 4800 MEGAWATTS. ))
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Most utilities managed to restore power later in the afternoon.
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Yeltsin


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Russian voters were out early this morning for today's presidential election runoff.
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They're deciding whether to give Boris Yeltsin a new four year term or to return the communists to power under challenger Gennady Zyuganov
(geh-NAH'-dee zyoo-GAH'-nawf).


Voter turnout seems to be up slightly from last month's first round of voting.
That's seen as a good sign by the Yeltsin campaign.
But even as voters head to the polls, more questions are being raised about Yeltsin's health.
He failed to vote this morning at a polling station in Moscow, standing up scores of journalists.
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Boeing-Problems


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The unexpected roll of an Eastwind Airlines Boeing 737 approaching Richmond in June was the fourth incident involving the same plane within a month.
That's according to a letter sent by the head of the National Transportation Safety Board.
N-T-S-B Chairman Jim Hall criticized the F-A-A for not implementing his board's recommendation to expand flight recorder data that could shed light on such incidents.
The plane landed safely, and none of the 53 passengers and crew members were hurt.


1-Sports


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Time now for sports and the latest from Wimbledon.
Mike Stevens takes us courtside.
Good morning Mike.
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Delta-Star


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Union workers at Lynchburg's Delta Star plant avoided a strike last night by approving a new three- year contract.
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On Sunday, the electrical workers rejected the original company offer because of differences over wage increases and work schedules.
Both sides say the problems were hammered out in the newest offer that members approved by a 61 to 24 vote.
Three years ago Delta Star workers spent six weeks on the picket line in a contract dispute.
Delta Star builds electrical transformers.
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Layoffs


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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Meantime, union workers at the Rubatex plant in Bedford were warned of layoffs beginning September 1st.
A total of 287 workers will be let go from the company's intrusion operation between September 1996 and October 1997.
The move follows Sunday's vote in which the union narrowly rejected a company plan to improve efficiency at the Bedford plant.
There is word that some union members would like to see another vote on the company offer.
Union officials have refused to comment.
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Clifton-Dump


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Come Monday, some Clifton Forge residents may be rid of a smelly neighbor.
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Last weekend, a temporary trash-transfer station was set up in this neighborhood.
The garbage was supposed to go to an Alleghany transfer station-- but it was not yet operational.
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But last night, city council told citizens the station should be up and running by Monday.
They say the make- shift dump was the only viable solution at the time.
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((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MGR.: I'M VERY COMFORTABLE THAT WHAT WE'VE DONE IS APPROPRIATE FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES. AGAIN, THIS IS THE LAST THING THAT I CERTAINLY WANTED TO GET INVOLVED IN. IT'S A NO- WIN SITUATION. SOON AS THE TRANSFER STATION IS OPEN ON MONDAY, WE'LL BE THERE. ))
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Meanwhile, those living with the trash in their backyards complained they were not told it was coming.
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IN Q=In all truthfulness

((JACK HARLOW/CLIFTON FORGE RESIDENT: IN ALL TRUTHFULNESS, I THINK THEY DRAGGED THEIR FEET. THEY'VE KNOWN ABOUT THIS TWO OR THREE WEEKS. I THINK THEY REALLY THOUGHT THE COUNTY WAS GOING TO COME IN FOR THEM AND DIDN'T. THEY GOT CAUGHT AND ENDED UP HAVING TO DO THIS AS AN EMERGENCY. ))
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City officials say after the trash is removed, they'll work on a clean- up.

2-scores


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In sports -- Chicago cleaned up last night.
The Cubs had a season-high for runs and hits in their 15-to-7 thrashing of Pittsburgh.
Let's check out the scoreboards.
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SUPER=92-St. Louis/==4/Cincinnati/==3//Houston/==4/Florida/==3;
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SUPER=91-Baltimore/==8/Toronto/==2//Milwaukee/==2/Detroit/==1;
SUPER=91-Cleveland/==3/Kansas City/==2//NY Yankees/==7/Boston/==5;
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Utility officials still don't know what caused a massive blackout in the West.
Power was knocked out yesterday in eight states, leaving millions of customers scrambling to keep cool in record heat.
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As Russians head to the polls to choose a president -- there are new concerns about the health of incumbent Boris Yeltsin.
He was a no-show today at a polling site where he was scheduled to vote.
He's in a runoff with a communist candidate.
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And sibling rivalry caught on videotape.
Authorities charge these children's parents encouraged this fight, and now they're charged with child abuse.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday July 3rd.
Don't go away, News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

Police


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Danville police are being accused of using excessive force while arresting some women at a local clothing store.
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VO-NAT
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The Reverend Thomas Motley outlined the allegations at a news conference surrounded by members of C-PAC (see-pac)-- otherwise known as Citizens Policing Against Corruption.
17- year old Natasha Fitzgerald and 18- year old Kwanza (kwan-za) Cobbs say police used excessive force in arresting them last month for allegedly trespassing at a local clothing store.
Angela Crowley says she saw what happened and tried to find out the girls' names to call their parents but was thrown to the ground and charged with impeding an officer.
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((ANGELA CRAWLEY:I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT AS MY LITTLE KIDS GROW UP THEY DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT THESE GIRLS WENT THROUGH, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY ARE BLACK OR WHITE OR WHAT EVER. REV. THOMAS MOTLEY/C-PAC FOUNDER:WE ARE CITIZENS JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, WE CAN NO LONGER TOLERATE A DOUBLE STANDARD OF JUSTICE. WE HAVE RIGHTS AND WE WANT OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS ADHERED TO AND WE WANT THE SAME RESPECT AS ANY OTHER CITIZEN IN THIS CITY. ))
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Danville Police Chief Neal Morris says he's unaware of any complaint being filed against his department.

OUTAGE


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The lights are back on in the West this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


A massive power outage left more than one million people without electricity and phone service from Southern California to Colorado and into Canada.
It also snarled traffic, forced hospitals and air-traffic controllers to use emergency measures, and left people scrambling to keep cool in record heat.
A utility spokesperson says authorities think the problem originated in the Rocky Mountain states.
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4:02;41 ((TERRY WINTER/SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC: ONE OF OUR MAJOR ALTERNATING CURRENT LINE UP INTO OREGON, TWO LINES, TRIPPED OUT, WE DON'T KNOW THE REASON FOR THAT IT'S STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION, BUT WHEN THAT OCCURRED 4800 MEGAWATTS OF POWER COMING SOUTH ON THAT LINE AND WHEN IT OPENED SUDDENTLY YOUR SHORT 4800 MEGAWATTS. ))
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Most utilities managed to restore power later in the afternoon.
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RUSSIAN-ELECTION


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More questions are being raised about Boris Yeltsin's health after he failed to show up as scheduled in Moscow this morning to vote in Russia's presidential run-off election.
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SUPER=03-Moscow;


Aides say he's O-K and that he voted near his home, but C-N-N quotes sources who say Yeltsin is having more heart problems.
Yeltsin is in a runoff with communist Gennady Zyuganov (geh-NAH'-dee zyoo-GAH'-nawf).
Voter turnout seems to be up slightly from last month's first round of voting.
That's seen as a good sign by the Yeltsin campaign.
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MILITIA


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SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ;


Federal agents have confiscated an arsenal of weapons and explosives from the homes of members of Arizona's "Viper Militia".
They include assault rifles, ballistic body armor vests, gas masks and militia training manuals.
Twelve members have been charged with plotting to blow up government buildings in the Phoenix area.
Ten have pleaded innocent to federal charges, two others will be arraigned on Friday.
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Apartment-Fire


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An eleven-year-old boy will be charged today for setting last week's deadly apartment fire in near Portland, Oregon.
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The blaze killed eight people, including five children.
Authorities say Ray Martin DeFord will be charged with eight counts of felony murder.
Initially, he was hailed as a hero for alerting residents to the blaze.
The child's mother tells "The Oregonian" newspaper that the boy has confessed to setting the fire.
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Investigators are NOT commenting on a motive or how the fire was started.

SIBLING-COMBAT


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Who should decide when parents cross the line between discipline and abuse?
That's the question facing a suburban Detroit couple.
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Authorities say sometime in April Gary and Felicia Downs orchestrated and videotaped a brawl between their six- year- old twins.
The parents reportedly wanted the recording to show to their daughter and son the next time they started fighting.
Prosecutors filed child abuse charges even though neither child suffered serious physical injury.
But one expert says the emotional scars may last a long time.
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4:12;10 ((SONYA FRIEDMAN/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: I SAW 11 MINUTES IN WHICH NEITHER PARENT TRIED TO PROTECT, COMFORT, STOP OR CONTRIBUTE TO SAVE ENVIRONMENT OF 2 CHILDREN. ))
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If convicted the maximum sentence could put the couple behind bars for more than 20 years.
But prosecutors say they don't expect that, what they do vow is to make sure Felicia and Gary Downs never regain custody of the twins.
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Daycare


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The Pittsylvania County school board is not making the grade, at least, according to one group of parents.
They're upset because their children are no longer allowed to transfer to another school in order to keep the babysitter they've become accustomed to.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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(( This is not the first time parents have taken issue with an action by the Pittsylvania County School Board.
Board Members were criticized earlier this year for closing Whitmell Elementary.
Board President Robert Neals didn't back down then and he's standing firm on this latest debate.
He says the board decided to limit the number of student transfers because some parents were abusing the policy.
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((ROBERT NEALS/SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT: WE HAVE A SCHOOL DISTRICT SO THAT EVERY SCHOOL WILL, WE HOPE, HAVE AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION. THAT IS PROVIDED, THEY'LL BE ADEQUATE NUMBERS THERE AND ADEQUATE TEACHING STAFF, THERE. ))
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Marcia Crews is upset by the change.
Crews lives in the Chatham area but her baby sitter is in Gretna, so that's where her daughter attends school.
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((MARCIA CREWS/PARENT: IT'S LIKE, YOU KNOW, I HAVE TO PICK UP AND MOVE AND IT WOULD JUST BE-- ALL BE REAL SIMPLE IF THEY WOULD LISTEN AND I JUST DON'T THINK THEY'VE BEEN LISTENING TO US. ))
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A possible solution is drawing mixed reviews.
County schools Superintendent Jerry Webb wants to provide before and after school "day-care" at four area elementary schools. end su
Southside, Gretna, Union Hall and Mount Airy elementary are on the list.
But Shari Dudley, who was denied a zone transfer, says the program won't work for everyone.
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((SHARI DUDLEY/PARENT:THE HOURS WOULD BE FROM SIX AM TO SIX PM, MANY OF US DON'T GET OFF WORK UNTIL FIVE OR FIVE THIRTY. IT'S GOING TO A LITTLE HARD TO GET THIS FAR INTO MOUNT AIRY TO PICK OUR CHILDREN UP BY THE SIX O'CLOCK DEADLINE. ))
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Robert Neals says little can be done to change the board's decision regarding transfers.
A public hearing, however, has been scheduled by the County Board of Supervisors to determine if school based child care will become an option. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

3-Sports


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Time now for sports, and this morning Mike Stevens has highlights of the Braves' loss to the Expos.
Good morning Mike.
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C-PAC


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A newly formed Danville organization is accusing local police of using excessive force during an arrest.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


The Reverend Thomas Motley outlined the allegations at a news conference surrounded by members of C-PAC (see-pac)-- otherwise known as Citizens Policing Against Corruption.
17- year old Natasha Fitzgerald and 18- year old Kwanza (kwan-za) Cobbs say police used excessive force in arresting them last month for allegedly trespassing at a local clothing store.
Angela Crowley says she saw what happened and tried to find out the girls names to call their parents but was thrown to the ground and charged with impeding an officer.
Danville Police Chief Neal Morris says he's unaware of any complaint being filed against his department.
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Winston-Hodges


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Authorities say an elderly Campbell County man who led a solitary lifestyle was dead for several weeks before his body was discovered yesterday.
71-year-old Winston James Hodges was found at his home, after a neighbor's grandson went to the house to ask Hodges about doing some lawn work.
Authorities believe Hodges had been dead more than five weeks.
An autopsy is being performed.


Union-Vote


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No strike at Lynchburg's Delta Star plant -- union workers there have approved a new three- year contract.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


On Sunday, the electrical workers rejected the original company offer because of differences over wage increases and work schedules.
Both sides say the problems were hammered out in the newest offer that members approved last night by a 61 to 24 vote.
Three years ago Delta Star workers spent six weeks on the picket line in a contract dispute.
Delta Star builds electrical transformers.
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Rubatex


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Two days after Rubatex union workers reject a company plan to improve efficiency, the Bedford plant announces layoffs beginning September 1st.
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SUPER=03-Bedford;


A total of 287 workers will be let go from the company's intrusion operation between September 1996 and October 1997.
According to a list obtained by News 7, some of the workers being laid off have put in more than 35 years on the job.
Bedford city officials say they're now working to find new jobs and new training for those displaced employees.
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((JAY SCUDDER/BEDFORD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: WE ALWAYS KEEP ABREAST OF WHAT PROGRAMS THE STATE HAS AND WORKING WITH REGION 2000 SO WE'RE PRETTY MUCH HANGING ON RIGHT NOW AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.))
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Local businesses are also keeping a wary eye on the Rubatex situation.
Any reduction in the workforce could have a serious economic impact on the region.
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((PRESTON BURNS/BEDFORD READY MIX: EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN THE COMMUNITY AFFECTS US, WHEN YOU LOSE 300 JOBS, IT'S JUST GOING TO BE A REAL BAD AFFECT ON ALL OF US.))
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There is word that some union members would like to see another vote on the company offer.
Union officials have refused to comment.
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Ashe


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A 15-hundred-pound bronze statue of tennis star Arthur Ashe leaves Waynesboro by truck this morning for a trip to Richmond.
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The statue, designed by artist Paul Di Pasquale (dee-pas-KWALL-ee), will soon be in place on the capital city's Monument Avenue.
The unveiling ceremony is set for a week from today, Ashe's birthday.
A native of Richmond, Ashe was the first black man to win Wimbledon and the U-S Open.
In 1993, he died of complications from AIDS.
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4-scores


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In sports --
Mike Henneman's ninth-inning wildness sparked California to a 6-to-5 triumph over Texas.
Henneman's wild throw to first allowed the Angels to tie the score in the ninth.
Let's check out the scoreboards.
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SUPER=91-Baltimore/==8/Toronto/==2//Milwaukee/==2/Detroit/==1;
SUPER=91-Cleveland/==3/Kansas City/==2//NY Yankees/==7/Boston/==5;
SUPER=91-Oakland/=11/Seattle/==6;



SUPER=92-Philadelphia/==3/NY Mets/==2//Chi Cubs/=15/Pittsburgh/==7;
SUPER=92-San Francisco/==5/Colorado/==1//Montreal/==5/Atlanta/==1;
SUPER=92-St. Louis/==4/Cincinnati/==3//Houston/==4/Florida/==3;
SUPER=92-Los Angeles/==7/San Diego/==3;


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