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7Intermet


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Some Radford workers will start the new year in the unemployment line.
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Intermet's New River Castings plant layed off 110 workers yesterday.
The company makes castings for the automotive industry.
A plant statement says production changes make it necessary to eliminate one of their shifts.
The layoffs will cut the plant's workforce to 455.
Management says the employees may be called back at a later date.
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A Salem plant is also facing possible layoffs.
G-E will shut down the plant for two weeks, starting Monday.
It usually shuts down in the summer, but a low production workload forced the officials to reschedule the closing for January.
Without the shutdown, officials say they would have to lay off 100 people.
A company statement says it is still assessing its employment needs for the first half of 19-97.
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7Orange-Bowl


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In the Orange Bowl last night,
Virginia Tech matched Nebraska in every stat but points--
Mike Stevens has the game recap.
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Turning now to the forecast-- the warm spell is over, at least temporarily.
Highs will be in the low 40s, with clouds and drizzle today.
Tonight, we may see some rain with lows in the mid 30s. 7BIRTHDAYS!1/2

SUPER=130-6/Zachery Prillaman/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-/Jerry Wayne Branscome/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-83/Lucy Kissinger/McCoy;
(next birthday girl is great-great grandaughter of Lucy)



SUPER=130-2/Megan Kissinger/McCoy;



SUPER=130-13/Lisa Day/Penhook;



SUPER=130-14/Jaime Ingram/Boonesmill;



SUPER=130-5/Caroline Elizabeth Dionne/Martinsville;


Not Pictured:

SUPER=130-/Sandra Kissinger/McCoy;



SUPER=130-18/Buffy Campbell/Roanoke;



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55Intermet


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It won't be a happy new year for some Radford workers.
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Intermet's New River Castings plant layed off 110 workers yesterday.
The company makes castings for the automotive industry.
A plant statement says production changes make it necessary to eliminate one shift.
Management says they could call the employees back to work when new orders begin production.
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A production slowdown at G-E means a forced vacation for employees.
G-E will shut down the plant for two weeks, starting Monday.
It usually shuts down in the summer, but a low production workload forced the officials to reschedule the closing for January.
Without the shutdown, officials say they would have to lay off 100 people.
A company statement says it is still assessing its employment needs for the first half of 19-97.
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55Richmond-Murders


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Richmond's murder rate for 19-96 stands at 114.
That will most likely give the capital the dubious honor of being in the top five or ten of deadliest cities in the country on a per capita basis.
And stil it's Richmond's lowest murder rate in three years.
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Last year, 120 people were killed in Richmond.
In 19-94, the city had 160 murders.
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Two arrests were made this year in a series of murders of older women.
But a single serial killer was never identified in what police dubbed the "Golden Years" killings.
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55Tech


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The Hokies came up short in their bid to win the Orange Bowl but they still end the season with an impressive 10 and 2 record.
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Nebraska scored on its first four possessions in the second half to beat Virginia Tech 41-to-21 last night.
Tech lost despite Jim Druckenmiller's three touchdown passes and Ken Oxendine's 210-yard effort.
Damon Benning, the Cornhuskers' M-V-P, rushed for 95 yards and scored on runs of 33 and 6 yards.
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Nebraska led 17-to-14 at halftime, before wearing down the Hokies in the third and fourth quarter.
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Turning now to the forecast-- the warm spell is over, at least temporarily.
Highs will be in the low 40s, with clouds and drizzle today.
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More than 100 New River Valley workers are without a job for 19-97.
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Intermet's New River Castings plant laid of 110 employees yesterday.
The company makes castings for the automotive industry.
A plant statement says production changes make it necessary to eliminate one of their shifts.
The layoffs will cut the plant's workforce to 455.
Management says the employees may be called back.
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A Salem plant is also facing possible layoffs.
G-E will shut down the plant for two weeks, starting Monday.
It usually shuts down in the summer, but a low production workload forced the officials to reschedule the closing for January.
Without the shutdown, officials say they would have to lay off 100 people.
A company statement says it is still assessing its employment needs for the first half of 19-97.
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8Orange-Bowl


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WRITER=mst
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GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


The Virginia Tech Hokies were hanging with the Nebraska Cornhuskers last night, until a third quarter turnover changed the course of the game.
Mike Stevens has the story of Tech's 41-21 defeat.
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Turning now to the forecast-- the warm spell is over, at least temporarily. Tonight, we may see some rain with lows in the mid 30s. Highs will be in the low 40s, with clouds and drizzle today.