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7Henry-Shooting


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A man was shot by a Henry County deputy last night-- The Sheriff's department says he threatened the officer with a tire iron.
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It happened shortly after ten o'clock behind Clarence's Steak House on Route 220- in Ridgeway.
The incident apparently began when officers attempted to question the man regarding damage to a nearby apartment.
Witnesses say the man pulled into the parking lot, jumped out and ran behind the restaurant.
Sheriff's officials say when he failed to surrender Sergeant Robert Wade sprayed him with pepper mace.
Sheriff Frank Cassell says the spray apparently did not faze the man and he continued to move toward the officers.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF:THEY TOLD HIM TO DROP THE TIRE IRON AND STARTED BACKING UP, HE KEPT ADVANCING IN A THREATENING MANNER, ONE OF THE OFFICERS, THEY HAD THEIR GUNS OUT, ONE OF THE OFFICERS SHOT HIM. ))
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The exact number of shots fired has not been determined.
An officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay while state police conduct an investigation.
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7P-GE-layoffs


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A two week shutdown is over, but more than 150 G-E workers returned to work to find pink slips.
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As NEWS-7 first reported last week, the company is trimming its workforce.
G-E told its employees yesterday that it will lay off 167 hourly production workers.
20 others volunteered to take temporary layoffs through March.
These employees average around 12- to- 15- dollars- an- hour.
The layoffs begin next Monday.
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((RONNIE CARTER/IUE LOCAL 162 VICE PRESIDENT: WE JUST HOPE THAT OUR PEOPLE COME BACK. ALL OF THEM COME BACK BY THE THIRD QUARTER.))
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Among those affected, 58- year- old Les Brown, who just started working at the plant eight months ago.
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((LES BROWN/LAID OFF GE EMPLOYEE: ))
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The company says the layoffs are due to a low demand for the drive systems, controls and automation products it makes.

7Haskins


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Funeral services will be held today for Lynchburg city councilman Junuis Haskins who died Friday after suffering a heart attack.
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It happend while he was in Washington D-C on city business.
He and other city officials were looking for funding to renovate the city's dilapidated train station, one of Haskins' pet projects.
A memorial service is set for this afternoon at Diamond Hill Baptist Church.
City flags are flying at half-staff in Haskins' honor.
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7Barnie-Day


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TAPE#96-105
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After a night of inaugural balls it's back to reality as President Clinton begins his second term.
President Clinton and Vice-President Gore were not the only public office-holders to be sworn in yesterday.
Newly-elected 10th District Delegate Barnie Day took HIS oath at the State Capitol.
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((I, BARNIE DAY, DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR... THAT I WILL UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES))
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Day won a special election last week to fill the office vacated by Roscoe Reynolds, who left for the State Senate.
Day's victory over Republican Phil Plaster helped Democrats hold onto their 53 seats in the House of Delegates.
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We have a few school cancellations and delays this morning, will continue to flash them across your screen throughout the morning.
Taking a look at the Tuesday forecast, expect mostly sunny skies today with highs near 50.
Tonight, increasing clouds with lows in the low to mid 30s.
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55SWatch


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55Henry-Shooting


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A man was shot and wounded last night by a Henry County deputy after he threatened the officer with a tire iron.
The injured man's name and condition have not been released pending notification of family.
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It happened shortly after ten o'clock behind Clarence's Steak House on Route 220- in Ridgeway.
It all began when officers attempted to question the man regarding damage to a nearby apartment.
Witnesses say the man pulled into the parking lot, jumped out and ran behind the restaurant.
Sheriff's officials say when he failed to surrender one of the officers on the scene used pepper spray.
Sheriff Frank Cassell says the spray apparently did not faze the man and he continued to move toward the officers.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF:THEY TOLD HIM TO DROP THE TIRE IRON AND STARTED BACKING UP, HE KEPT ADVANCING IN A THREATENING MANNER, ONE OF THE OFFICERS, THEY HAD THEIR GUNS OUT, ONE OF THE OFFICERS SHOT HIM. ))
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The exact number of shots fired has not been determined.
One of the officers has been placed on administrative leave with pay while state police conduct an investigation.
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55Layoffs
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It was the announcement that G-E workers in Salem had been fearing but expected, layoffs.
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187 positions have been put on hold.
167 employees received layoff notices, and 20 more VOLUNTEERED to be laid off-- until March.
The cutback was anticipated,-- as the production side of the plant had been closed for the past two weeks.
Without the shutdown, management says layoff totals would have been closer to 300.
An employee who began working at the plant eight months ago worries about his former co-workers' jobs.
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((LES BROWN/LAID OFF GE EMPLOYEE: IF THEY DON'T GET THE WORKLOAD UP, THEY'LL HAVE TO LAY SOME MORE OFF, BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH WORK TO KEEP THE PEOPLE WORKING.))
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G-E's employee union says many of those laid off may be called back as soon as June.
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Taking a look at the Tuesday forecast, expect mostly sunny skies today with highs near 50.
Tonight, increasing clouds with lows in the low to mid 30s.
Looking ahead, the will stay in the mid to upper fifties.
We could see some rain by Thursday. and we'll see highs drop a bit into the mid to upper 40s. cutopen
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We still have a few school closings and delays this morning... take SchoolWatch

8Henry-Shooting


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A Henry County Sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man late last night in self defense.
Department officials say the man was coming at the officer with a tire iron.
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It happened shortly after ten o'clock behind Clarence's Steak House on Route 220- in Ridgeway.
The incident apparently began when officers attempted to question the man regarding damage to a nearby apartment.
Witnesses say the man pulled into the parking lot, jumped out and ran behind the restaurant.
Sheriff's officials say when he failed to surrender one of the officers at the scene used pepper spray on the suspect.
Sheriff Frank Cassell says the spray apparently did not faze the man and he continued to move toward his officers.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF:THEY TOLD HIM TO DROP THE TIRE IRON AND STARTED BACKING UP, HE KEPT ADVANCING IN A THREATENING MANNER, ONE OF THE OFFICERS, THEY HAD THEIR GUNS OUT, ONE OF THE OFFICERS SHOT HIM. ))
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The injured man's name and condition have not been released pending notification of family.
One officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay while state police conduct an investigation.
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8GE-Layoffs


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In less than a week close to 200 G-E workers in Salem will be out of a job.
Yesterday the plant announced layoffs, on the very day workers returned from a two week plant shutdown.
Len Besthoff has more.
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(( Les Brown just started working at the G-E plant in Salem eight months ago.
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((LES BROWN/LAID OFF GE EMPLOYEE: I WAS PUTTING SMALL PART TOGETHER THAT WOULD GO INTO A LARGER UNIT FOR THE DRIVE SYSTEMS THAT THEY PRODUCE.))
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But starting next week, he's out of a job.
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((BROWN: I'M GONNA BE WORKING TWO JOBS BECAUSE IT'S JUST NOT ENOUGH OFF OF UNEMPLOYMENT TO MAKE ENDS MEET.))
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Altogether, 167 employees including Brown received layoff notices; 20 others volunteered to be laid off, for a total of 187 people.
The cutback was anticipated, the production side of the plant had been closed for the two weeks prior.
G-E says, "...we have to maintain prices that are competitive with many world class, low cost producers. We simply can't do that with significantly more people than are needed to manufacture the orders we have in the factory."
The employees union notes many of those laid off may be back as soon as late June.
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((RONNIE CARTER/IUE LOCAL 162 VICE PRESIDENT: I JUST DON'T THINK THEY HAVE THE ORDERS RIGHT NOW, AND HOPEFULLY THEY SAID, THE THIRD AND FOURTH QUARTER WOULD BE LOADED DOWN. AND SO WE HOPE THEY'RE TELLING THE TRUTH.))
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Les Brown says G-E remains a good employer, but questions if it could have done a better job managing the workload.
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((BROWN: THEY SAY THAT THEY DON'T HAVE ANY WORK FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THE YEAR. BUT THE LAST SIX MONTHS, THEY SAY THEY HAVE WORK COMING OUT THEIR EARS, I THINK THEY COULD HAVE RESCHEDULED SOME OF IT SOMEHOW AND STRETCHED IT OUT ACROSS THE YEAR WITHOUT LAYING PEOPLE OFF.))
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Brown says in spite of pay well over 10- dollars- an- hour, some of those laid off are going to think twice about returning.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))

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Taking a look at the Tuesday forecast, expect mostly sunny skies today with highs near 50.
Tonight, increasing clouds with lows in the low to mid 30s.
Looking ahead, the will stay in the mid to upper fifties. mid to upper 40s. We could see some rain by Thursday. and we'll see highs drop a bit into the