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As divers continue to search for the victims of T-W-A flight 800, family members voice frustration over conflicting reports on the number of bodies recovered,
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and one of the area's largest employers announces some layoffs.
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Stay with us the news is next.

Yokohama


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It appears one of Salem's largest employers is set to layoff a portion of its work force.
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Scott Prince has been tracking this story all morning and joins us from the newsroom with the latest.
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Melanie... we don't have all the details yet... but we DO know this.
Yokohama Tires has informed the union that layoffs are on the way.
That information comes from Local 10-23 representative Eddie Robitson.
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He would not say at this point how many jobs would be lost... or when the company would make the official announcement.
Nor would he say WHY the company has opted to layoff some of its workers.
But it could be in response to the loss of a major customer.
Last month, Washington based Price- Costco, said it would no longer carry products made by Yokohama after they received a bad batch of tires.
More than thirty percent of the tires made at the Salem plant went directly to Price Costco.
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When all of this happened, plant manager Jim Hawk said production of those tires would be slowly phased out over the next year.
But he also said that there were no immediate plans for layoffs.
As we said, we're still waiting for the official word as to why the job cuts are happening. DOUBLE BOX/Scott/Melanie/newsroom
Obviously, Melanie we'll be following this story all day... and we'll have updates on News- 7 at 5 and 6.

Funeral


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One week after the crash of T-W-A flight 800 off Long Island, families of the crash victims are demanding answers.
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Already distraught by the delays in recovering victims they are now venting their anger over conflicting reports over the exact number of bodies that have been spotted and recovered.
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The first funeral for one of the victims was held this morning in New York City.
Friends and family said goodbye to Jill (Sim-ka-wicks) Ciemkiewicz at St. Patrick's cathedral.
She was one of the flight attendants killed in the crash.
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Meantime, back at the crash site divers have reached the huge chunk of wreckage sitting on the ocean floor.
They hope to find more bodies and the plane's two black boxes.
Liz Mullen has more.
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TWA-CRASH


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THERE ARE CONFLICTING REPORTS AS TO HOW MANY BODIES HAVE BEEN SEEN--STILL TRAPPED IN AND NEAR DEBRIS ON THE OCEAN FLOOR.
GOV. GEORGE PATAKI/(R) NY "THERE ARE DOZENS AND DOZENS OF BODIES"
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THIS DISCREPANCY IS ENFURIATING THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS..

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DOA


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An autopsy has determined a Danville man found dead in his car over the weekend did NOT die from head injuries brought on by a car accident.
23- year old Pierre Lamont Pritchett was discovered in the front seat of a car around 11:45 Saturday night.
At first police said his death appeared to be related to a vehicle accident.
But an autopsy has determined Pritchett died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
His car was resting up against a fence at Market Garden Field-- in the 500 block of Henry Street.
When he was found, Pritchett as suffering from head injuries.
Police say their investigation is continuing.

Campbell-Fatal


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A head-on collision in Campbell County kills one man and injures three others.
It happened last night on State Route 6-96.
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State police say a pickup truck driven by 75-year-old Sherman Foreman of Gladys was headed south when he swerved to avoid an oncoming car.
The two vehicles collided.
A passenger in the car, 18-year-old Anthony Dews, also of Gladys, was killed.
Foreman, along with the driver of the car, 16-year-old Francis Nicole Critchley of Hurt, and another passenger of the car, 20-year-old Rondel Graves were taken to the hospital.
Critchley was treated and released - the other two are in satisfactory condition.
Police say charges are pending against Critchley.
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Cattle-Farmer


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The operator of a Botetourt County cattle farm is charged with one count of cruelty to animals in the deaths of 80 head of cattle.
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Authorities say the cattle were owned by an Ohio rancher, and were to be temporarily pastured on a 400-acre spread operated by Roger Steele.
They were discovered last month when neighbors reported a stench to the Health Department, nine days after the cattle were dropped off.
Steele said he didn't know the cattle had been delievered, so they were never fed or watered.
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Up next, we'll hear what Roanoke County's fire chief has to say about a controversial fire that left an elderly woman homeless,
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and it's been a rollercoaster of year for Danville's Police Department.
We'll hear more from Chief Neal Morris.
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Danville-Police


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The Danville Police Department has had its ups and downs this year.
It recently was awarded funding to hire 19-new officers.
On the down side, it's been named in four separate lawsuits with allegations ranging from police brutality to discrimination.
Police Chief Neal Morris tells his side of the story to our reporter Teresa Hamilton.
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((There are 122- sworn officers in the Danville Police Department-- of that number, Morris says, approximately 12- to 14 percent are minorities.
In a city that's nearly 37- percent African American-- the low percentage of minority officers has been a sore point for some civil rights advocates.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE'VE ASKED THE MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION TO HELP US IN RECRUITMENT EFFORTS OVER THE YEARS, WE DO THE BEST WE CAN IN TRYING TO RECRUIT BLACK OFFICERS INTO THE DEPARTMENT, WE TRY TO FIND THE BEST PERSON FOR THE JOB, WHATEVER THEIR RACE MAY BE. ))
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Race and gender aside, Morris says all recruits are trained the same.
They initially ride with an experienced officer.
After that the new hires are sent to Martinsville, where through satellite, they are linked with the New River Criminal Justice Training Academy for a state mandated 12- week intensive course.
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After the 12- week course is complete, Morris says the new hires continue to undergo training.
He strongly denies his officers use racist language.
And, while he admits his officers aren't perfect, he says they work under extreme pressure and mistakes do happen.
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An investigation and hearing will follow.
If the officer is found to be in the wrong, the department can take disciplinary action. Regardless of the outcome-- a letter is forwarded to the complainant. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Night-Supers


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A Roanoke county fire left an elderly woman homeless earlier this month.
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Since then, residents have questioned why firefighters did not respond faster to the blaze on Oakland Boulevard.
Some Hollins area residents say there aren't enough firefighters to man the station.
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Last night, the county board of supervisors heard a report from the fire chief.
He says the response time for the Oakland Boulevard fire was in-appropriate-- but the department is working on ways to improve.
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((THOMAS FUQUA/ROANOKE CO. FIRE CHIEF: I WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR, ALONG WITH CHIEF BURCH, HE'LL BE COMING TO WORK NEXT WEEK. AND WE WILL BE WORKING WITH THE HOLLINS GROUP IN ORDER TO ASSIST THEM WHERE NECESSARY TO ASSURE THAT WE'LL ELIMINATE THINGS LIKE THIS FROM HAPPENING IN THE FUTURE. ))
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The chief says the department will continue seeking volunteer firefighters, and has made a video to help with recruitment.
Earlier in the day, supervisors approved additional funding for improvements at Fort Lewis Elementary school.
The renovations include a new cafeteria and kitchen, new classrooms, air conditioning, and many other improvements.

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When News 7 returns, a
Norfolk Southern posts yet another solid quarter of earnings,
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and if you have a hard time just kicking back and relaxing, stay tuned - a good foot massage may be all you need.
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Reflexology


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Maybe you've already heard about reflexology...essentially, it's just a way of treating what ails you, by massaging the soles of the feet.
Connie Stevens learned more about it from two certified reflexologists at Michele's (MICHELLE'S) Salon in Roanoke.
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It would be pretty difficult NOT to relax in the hands of Linda Moyer....
She's performing reflexology on a client we think is awake.
It's an alternative therapy working on the principal that certain spots on the feet are directly linked to other body parts-- including muscles, bones and organs.
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((RIGHT DOWN IN HERE IS THE LYMPH GLANDS BETWEEN THE TOES, AND RIGHT DOWN HERE IS SINUS AND ALLERGIES. ))
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For stockbroker Harry Davis, a nearly hour-long foot massage is just what it takes to relieve the stresses of the day.
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Moyer and her associate Becky Paxton say with over seven-thousand nerve endings in the foot, it only makes sense that reflex areas correspond to specific body parts.
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Reflexology is practiced on either the feet or hands...clients pick their preference.
The end result should be complete relaxation.
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((LINDA MOYER/REFLEXOLOGISTS: IT'S GOOD FOR HEADACHES, MIGRAINES, PEOPLE THAT WORK ON COMPUTERS WILL GET LIKE STIFF NECKS, PMS, IT'S WONDERFUL ALL OVER, AND IT'S DRUGLESS, IT'S MAINLY FOR STRESS AND CIRCULATION. ))
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A relexology session at Michele's Salon lasts close to an hour, and costs about 35 dollars.
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Norfolk-Southern


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When it comes to earnings, Norfolk Southern's track record recently has been so consistent that it has almost become boring.
But probably not to investors.
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Today N-S Chairman David Goode announced the rail giant had another record quarter.
It posted profits of nearly 200- million- dollars, up 10- percent compared to the same period a year ago.
Goode also expects the company will have a solid second half of the year.
Norfolk Southern is one of the area's largest employers, boasting a workforce in the region that tops three- thousand people.
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Stocks


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On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN 15 points.
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Patrick has sports next, including the story everyone is talking about --
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how American gymnast Kerri Strug swept them off there feet last night at the Olympics.
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OLYMPICS


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American athletes continue to strike it rich in Atlanta.
Team U-S-A leads the medal count at the Olympics with 24 medals, nine gold.
One of the medals went to the women's gymnastic team last night, as it picked up its first ever gold.
But victory came with a painful sacrifice.
Dave Fehling explains.
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(( They are tiny, they are young, but Tuesday night, they became champions.
For the first time in history, the united states women's gymnastics team won the gold, ending 40 years of soviet women's gymnastics domination.
The team celebrated at a downtown atlanta nightclub.
The victory came after a dramatic vault by 18-year-old kerri strug from tucson.
She sprinted down the runway, springing backward off the vault, twisting one and half times in the air, and landing on her heels.
Both feet stayed planted for a second, then the left one shot up, strug collapsing onto the mat in pain.
She told her coach bela karolyi she thought she'd broked her foot...
Karolyi would later carry her to the podium to join her team-mates as they recieved thier gold medals.
Doctors would later say strug's ankle is sprained, not broken.
The untied state's women's team has made history...its the first time since 1952 that gymnasts from what was the soviet union didn't take home the gold. Dave Fehling, CBS News, Atlanta.))
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The team's physician says Strug's ankle has only a 50-50 chance of being healed enough for Thursday individual competition.
Meantime the men take center stage tonight.
Three Americans have qualified for today's individual all-around finals.

Avalanche


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Salem and Frederick hook up tonight for game three of a four game set at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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Avalanche skipper Bill McGuire had to feel pretty good as he filled out last night's lineup card.
He was named managerial prospect of the Carolina League in the August 5th issue of "Baseball America".
Salem made McGuire's job easy with a three run first.
John Guidice smacks one into right scoring Garrett Neubart and Chan Mayber.
Guidice races home two batters later on a double steal, despite the big collision at the plate.
Three-zip Avalanche.
Frederick strikes back in the second.
Craig Daedelow delivers a shot to the gap.
The two-run double plates Rick Wolf and Wady Almonte, trimming the lead to one.
The Keys eventually pulled ahead. Rick Short cracks a Luther Hackman
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delivery into left, scoring Daedlow and the Keys go on to win it nine to five.
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In other Carolina League action -- Lynchburg beat Wilmington 11 to six. wrap

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Coming up on Health Check today--
A report on midwives....we'll talk to one Roanoke woman who just delivered twins in her own home.... by choice.
Plus, we'll hear what some obstetricians have to say about it.
That's later today on News 7 at FIVE. Thanks for joining us, and have a great day.