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7GALAX-MURDER

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A weekend fight in Galax ends with one man is dead and another charged with murder.
Police responded to a call late Saturday at a restaurant called Roy's Underground.
Luis Antonio Zecena and Roberto Escobar, both 24, were taken to Twin County Regional Hospital with knife wounds to the chest and side.
Zecena died at the hospital.
Police are holding 22-year-old Joel Rosas Maldonado in the Grayson County Jail on 100-thousand dollars bond.
The North Carolina man is charged with murder and malicious wounding.

7Vinton-Fire


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Cigarette ashes may be to blame for a fire that gutted a Vinton apartment yesterday.
The fire marshal says a resident told him she fell asleep with a cigarette in her hand.
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Firefighters say heavy smoke was pouring from the windows of the Ninth Street home.
The two residents of the apartment were already outside when rescue workers arrived.
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((A.L. CORBIN/VINTON FIRE DEPT. DEPUTY CHIEF: IT HAD BEEN SUBDIVIDED INTO TWO APARTMENTS--A FRONT APARTMENT AND A REAR APARTMENT. THE FIRE SEEMED TO BE CONFINED TO THE FRONT APARTMENT. ALTHOUGH THERE WAS HEAVY SMOKE EXTENSION DAMAGE INTO THE OTHER AREAS OF THE HOUSE.))
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The two residents, a woman and her young son, were treated and released from the hospital.
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7Westvaco


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Even though they don't have a contract the 160 employees at Westvaco's Low Morr plant are expected back on the job tomorrow.
They are represented by United Paperworkers Union Local 4-90.
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This weekend after two weeks of negotiations the rank and file soundly defeated the company's new contract offer.
98 percent of those voting turned thumbs down on the proposal.
Union representatives say new bargaining talks will be scheduled soon, and in the meantime there are no plans for any kind of work stoppage or strike.
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7Grocery-Store


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A community working hard to rebuild their neighborhood has encountered a setback.
An independent grocery store has moved out-- leaving a vacant storefront and more problems.
Denise Allen has more.
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((B and K Community Supermarket has closed its doors.
Located on this busy corner of 19th Street between Melrose and Orange Avenues the food store could not survive.
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((ALPHONZA EASLEY: I'M SORRY TO SEE IT GO BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO HURT MOSTLY THE OLDER GENERATION CAUSE THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS GOT CARS WHERE THEY CAN GO FOR AND GET WHERE THEY WANNA.))
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/19TH AND MELROSE CORPORATION: ANYTIME ANYTHING LIKE THAT HAPPENS IT'S A NEGATIVE AND IN A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT ALREADY HAS TOO MANY NEGATIVES THERE'S AN IMPACT.))
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Martin Jeffrey works with Total Action Against Poverty and sits on the board of the 19th and Melrose Corporation.
The corporation manages the property and he says the last thing this neighborhood needs is a vacant lot.
He says it continues the perception that this is not a viable neighborhood.
A perception many believe is false.
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((JEFFREY: EVEN WHEN KROGER MOVED OUT IN FAVOR OF THE SUBURBS THE DRUG STORE HAS ALWAYS BEEN OPERATIVE AND ALWAYS PROFITABLE I MIGHT ALSO ADD.))
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((EASLEY: WELL I JUST HOPE SOMEBODY COME OUT HERE AND OPERATE THAT STORE. THERE'S A LOT OF MONEY TO BE MADE HERE.))
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The Style Plus shop has also renewed its lease. Stand up 14:32:26
But the Richfoods Corporation stills holds a five year lease on this property.
Before a new venture can start, TAP has to find out if the corporation plans to maintain the lease or buy it out. su end
Martin Jeffrey says any one interested in starting a business at this site should contact him.
He says he would like to see a community co-op move in--that way neighbors own a piece of the local store.
Denise Allen News 7.))

7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather
Today will be a beautiful, partly sunny day with highs in the lower 80s.
It'll become a little more cloudy tonight as temperatures drop into the low to mid 60s.

55Hollins-President


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A new year and a new President at Hollins college.
Janet Rasmussen (RAS-mus-sen) says she hopes to prepare her all-female student body for future leadership roles.
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Rasmussen started the college's 155th year by greeting new students.
Her first project was getting help from faculty and staff to study the school's curriculum.
Rasmussen says she want to make sure it prepares students for the future.
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((JANET RASMUSSEN/HOLLINS COLLEGE PRESIDENT: WE WILL BE CONSULTING WIDELY DRAWING ON RESEARCH AND OUTSIDE EXPERTISE TO BUILD ON THE TRADITIONS WE ALREADY HAVE WITH SOME INNOVATIVE APPROACHES.))
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Rasmussen says SINGLE SEX schools are important because they provide a unique opportunity for women.
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((RASMUSSEN: IT PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN TO PRACTISE LEADERSHIP AT ALL LEVELS WITHIN THEIR COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT. IT GIVES THEM A SUPPORTIVE ATMOSPHERE WHERE THEY CAN REALLY FOCUS ON THEIR POTENTIAL.))
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194 students make up this year's freshman class.
They represent 32 states and 11 countries.
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55Southern-Virginia


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And while Hollins is preparing for a new leader, a college in Buena Vista is beginning the new academic year as a completely new institution.
About 80 students at Southern Virginia College will kick off the the first day of classes today at the four year, co-educational school.
The former all-women's college known as Southern Seminary had been scheduled to close in May after years of financial troubles.
But Mormon investors took over the school May 13th with a plan to combine academic rigor with wholesome living.
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55Brosville-Fire


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The Brosville Volunteer Fire Department is getting a helping hand from its community.
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Recently a telethon was held to raide 35- thousand dollars for the department.
Fire officials weren't quite able to reach that goal-- but they did raise more than 20- thousand dollars.
The money will be used to either repair or build a new fire station.
Fire officials say the existing facility is unsound because it's resting on "fill dirt" which has caused the floor to sink.
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The department needs a total of 110-thousand dollars.
The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors has pledged 30-thousand dollars toward the project.

55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather
It should be partly sunny with highs in the 80's,
overnight lows in the 60s.

8GALAX-MURDER


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A weekend fight in Galax ends with one man dead and another hospitalized with stab wounds.
Police say it happend late Saturday at Roy's Underground Restaurant.
Luis Antonio Zecena and Roberto Escobar, both 24, were taken to Twin County Regional Hospital with knife wounds to the chest and side.
Zecena died at the hospital.
Escobar is listed in stable condition.
Police are holding 22-year-old Joel Rosas Maldonado in the Grayson County Jail on 100-thousand dollars bond.
The North Carolina man is charged with murder and malicious wounding.

8Litton-FiberCom


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Economic woes of the past are not holding back progress or productivity at Litton-FiberCom.
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The once- HIGH- FLYING, high tech firm fell upon hard times and had to lay off 50 people.
While the company's not out of the woods yet, it does have a number of promising developments on the horizon.
For starters, vice president Jack Freeman says the computer networking systems Litton- FiberCom develops for the Boeing 7-77 airplane are getting good reviews.
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((JACK FREEMAN/LITTON-FIBERCOM VP: WE HAVE BUILT OVER 250 OF THOSE UNITS TO DATE AND WE HAVE, WE'RE SEEING STRONG, WE'RE GONNA BE GETTING MORE ORDERS BOTH FROM BOEING AS WELL AS THE AIRLINES THEMSELVES FOR SPARES.))
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While the work for Boeing's 777 continues, Litton- FiberCom is also developing a machine called an ATM MULTI-plexor.
The product will dramatically simplify the wiring in the workplace by combining computer, telephone, and video signals into one line in an office building... instead of three separate line.
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((FREEMAN: IN COMMUNICATIONS PRACTICALLY ALL DATA AND VIDEO AND VOICE COMMUNICATION IS GOING TO BE OVER AN ATM NETWORK, AND WE SEE THIS PRODUCT BEING KEY TO THAT TRANSFORMATION. ))
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The A-T-M MULTI-plexor has been on the market for about two years... but company officials are still doing a lot of research and product development.

8Westvaco


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Even though they don't have a contract the 160 employees at Westvaco's Low Morr plant are expected back on the job tomorrow.
They are represented by United Paperworkers Union Local 4-90.
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SUPER=03-Low Moor/File Tape;


Two weeks of negotiations ended this weekend when the rank and file soundly defeated the company's new contract offer.
98 percent of those voting turned thumbs down on the proposal.
Union representatives say new bargaining talks will be scheduled soon, and in the meantime there are no plans for any kind of work stoppage or strike.
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8Holiday-Traffic


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If you plane to hit the road today you won't be alone.
The record number of motorists that took to the highways Friday are expected to head home today.
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Often holiday weekends are marred by tragic accidents.
But so far during this Labor Day weekend there have been no fatalities in our region.
Also, statewide the numbers are down.
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((MIKE KEEN/STATE POLICE: THERE'S ONLY BEEN ONE FATALITY IN THE STATE AND THAT WAS IN NORFOLK, COMPARED TO LAST YEAR THERE WAS 14 UP AT THIS TIME.))
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This year motorists traveling through southwest Virginia will find several construction zones.
Construction work is not going on this weekend, but the reduced speed limits are still in effect.
Forecasters are predicting good travel weather so troopers are hoping the weekend continues to be trouble-free.
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8Parade


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Buena Vista is no exception to the holiday traffic, but resdients there are welcoming it.
They're playing host to state politicians, as today marks the annual Labor Day parade.
The parade has become the unofficial kickoff for Virginia's fall political campaigns.
Republican John Warner and Democrat Mark Warner will be on hand, jockeying for polling position.
And Governor George Allen is also expected to attend.

8WEATHER


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And now, a quick check of the weather, We may have some rain later on in the week. Expect a very pleasant, partly sunny day with highs in the lower 80s.