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ANCHOR=Jean

Unionized workers at Danville's Goodyear plant get another chance at continous operation.
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And a report on last week's fiery plane crash -- engine failure may not have been a factor.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports head
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tonight on the Big 7, North Carolina's new coach gets a five year deal, and he celebrates by suspending a player.
Anthony Poindexter is the state's defensive player of the year.
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And it's Faith Night at the Roundhouse as the Express looks to pack the place with area church youth groups.
Hopefully, these guys will behave themselves. Remember - Love Thy Neighbor young men.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Sunny and warm tomorrow will still translate into more December-like conditions on Sunday and next week. Complete weekend forecast details just ahead. open
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Goodyear


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-87
GRAPHIC=goodyear


The future of a major Danville employer may rest on a vote today.
Double Boxes=Jean and Tina/Microwave


As Goodyear union members in Danville have their say on Sunday hours, Tina Tenret shows us what they're thinking.
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tina1;
SUPER=05-Danville;


Yes Jean the voting wrapped up at 5:30 -- it seems union members voted with their wallets more than their emotions.
(Rollcue: more than their emotions)
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(( ((Goodyear is twisting the union's arm.
The union has been against mandatory Sunday shifts for years -- because workers think they would lose overtime pay.
But when members rejected the company deal last month -- Goodyear stopped investing in the Danville plant and at least 60 people lost their jobs.
The threat of losing a paycheck is a powerful influence.
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((JOHN STEIN/UNION MEMBER: I BELIEVE THIS TIME THE COMPANY MEANS BUSINESS ... THIS TIME.))
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Goodyear is also holding out big rewards -- promising to rehire the people who have been laid off, and add about 500 new jobs and 100 million dollars in investments.
Still some plant workers feel cheated by the seven day deal.
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((ROZLAN ALLEN/UNION MEMBER: THE OLDER PEOPLE ... DO WHAT THEY WAS PAYING US TO DO.))
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((THE VOTE HERE IS VERY NECESSARY ... FROM BOTH SIDES.))))
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Live= Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Danville;


Lots of people in this community are sitting on pins and needles as they wait for the results of this vote.
Double Boxes=Jean and Tina/Microwave


That includes not only the people whose jobs are at stake -- but also local business leaders who count on the tire company to keep the economy rolling.
(Question: When will we know the results?)


NTSB


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=SGO
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=crash investigation


The National Transportation Safety Board says it could be a year before investigators know what caused last week's plane crash in Roanoke.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 10;


The N-T-S-B released a preliminary report today.
Investigators say they have NOT found any signs of what they call "catastrophic engine failure."
Texas pilot James Notch died when his single-engine plane crashed into a Northwest Roanoke house.
Minutes after he took off, Notch radioed controllers and said the plane had engine problems.
Notch tried flying back to the airport, but his plane hit power lines, tearing off part of the right wing.
Most of the plane burned after it hit the ground.
What's left of the wreckage has been moved to Hagerstown, Maryland, for examination.
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Allen-Budget


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Governor George Allen's sleigh has returned to Richmond after weeks of playing budget Santa.
Today, he put all the pieces of a 37-BILLION dollar budget together for the obviously impressed money committees of the General Assembly.
Double Boxes=Jean and Ellen/Microwave


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What's new that we haven't heard in the last few weeks?
Live= Ellen Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Ellen1;
SUPER=05-Richmond;


The new things today are one thousand net new elementary teachers -- beyond those normal growth would require.
That's a start on Jim Gilmore's campaign promise of four thousand.
He's got the first two year phase-in of the car tax cut.
And a laundry list of bricks and mortar projects on college campuses, that he'll pay for without going into any debt.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING THAT WE WANTED TO DO THAT WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO DO. THE ONE THING I WOULD HAVE LIKED. IT WAS NICE TO GET 600 MILLION DOLLARS IN TAX CUTS BUT I WOULD HAVE LIKED OBVIOUSLY TO GET MORE IN TAX CUTS. AND IT'S NICE IN THIS BUDGET TO ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO DO THAT.))
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: IT'S A VERY STRONG REINFORCEMENT OF THE THINGS THAT WE FELT VERY STRONGLY ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO IN RURAL VIRGINIA. THINGS LIKE EDUCATION, KEEPING POLICE OFFICERS ON THE STREETS AND INCREASING THEIR NUMBERS. PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT.))
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The lawmakers caught him on one thing today.
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Live= Ellen Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Richmond;


Words we may all heed as the good feelings about this TWO BILLION dollar surplus wear off.
Double Boxes=Jean and Ellen/Microwave


Even Republicans will be twisting Jim Gilmore's arm for pet projects when takes over in January.




Yeagle


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=VA supreme court


The lawsuit that a Virginia Tech administrator filed against the school newspaper is now headed to the state supreme court.
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VO-NAT


Sharon Yeagle sued after The Collegiate Times identified her in an article by a ficticious and unflattering job title.
The paper blamed the error on a computer template not meant for publication.
A judge ruled in favor of the paper, saying the title was too absurd to be taken seriously.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Yeagle has appealed the circuit court ruling, and arguments are scheduled during the January session of the Supreme Court.

KENT


ANCHOR=JEAN
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=none


An agreement between The Bedford County School Board and Superintendent John Kent, means the end of his tenure.
Kent has been on the job for eleven years.
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He says after 31 years in the business of education, he's retiring on June 30th.
In May, teachers, parents and some school board members critized him for going over-budget for three years running.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=none


A new school board will take over January first.
Kent says this is the best time to leave because it will give the new board time to choose a superintendent to lead the system into the new century.


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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Sheriff's Deputies and students will soon share the halls of two Montgomery County schools.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Six.
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And Martinsville turns away one business in the hopes of attracting others.
(toss to Patrick)
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ANCHOR=Patrick

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Trade-Zone


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=business news


The paperwork is in place that could mean big bucks for industries in the New River Valley.
All that's needed is approval by the U-S Department of Commerce.
Teresa Hamilton explains.
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(( If all goes as planned-- the New River Valley Airport in Dublin will be granted "user fee" status-- which would make the area eligible as a "Foreign Trade Zone".
It may NOT sound like much-- but to local industries that import-- it would make a world of difference.
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((DANNY HARDY/NRV ECONOMIC DEV. ALLIANCE PRES.:IT WILL SAVE THEM THOUSANDS, TENS, HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND OF DOLLARS AND MAYBE EVEN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS DEPENDING ON THE BUSINESS THAT'S INVOLVED. ))
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Danny Hardy is President of the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance-- the organization leading the effort.
Local industries-- like Wolverine, Volvo and Hubble are also lending support.
"Foreign Trade Zone' status allows companies to reduce the cost of imports and exports by deferring excise taxes and duties-- while merchandise is in the zone for storage, testing, labeling and manufacture.
Supporters say it would also be a great way to lure other industries.
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((STUART GILBERT/NRV ECONOMIC DEV. ALLIANCE EXEC. DIR.:THERE ARE ONLY 225 FOREIGN TRADE ZONES IN THE UNITED STATE, SO THIS PUTS US IN AN ELITE GROUP OF AREAS THAT HAVE FOREIGN TRADE ZONES. ))
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Areas in close proximity to the New River Valley, like Roanoke, would also benefit-- because the closest Virginia Foreign Trade zone in this region-- is Richmond.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

Furniture-Warehouse


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=none


Martinsville leaders have high hopes for a new industrial park that comes complete with a railroad -- but in the meantime they're turning AWAY business.
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Bassett Furniture donated 65 acres to the city when the plant closed its doors last summer.
Furniture's been made in this building for the past seventy years and the city says that's long enough
Martinsville already rejected an offer from Vaughn-Bassett Furniture and is ready to knock the building down.
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((THOMAS HARNED/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: WE THINK THIS SITE LENDS ITSELF TO PLASTIC PARTS AND AUTO PARTS AND ACCESSORIES. WE WANT TO DEVELOP THIS AREA AND THESE FIVE SEPARATE SITES AS YOU WOULD A BRAND NEW INDUSTRIAL PARK AND RECRUIT BUSINESSES TO COME IN.))
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A railroad crosses the entrance to the plant -- city leaders say that's for a plastics plant that ships parts.
The community development director thinks the park could provide about two thousand jobs -- and he wants them to be high-paying.
But he says the park -- and job applications -- won't be ready for about two years.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
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Monty-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=none


Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies will patrol the halls at two area high schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department was just awarded 525-thousand dollars to hire seven new deputies.
Two of the officers will be assigned to Shawsville and Auburn high schools.
The other five will be involved in community policing.
As with most Sheriff's departments-- money for extra help isn't easy to come by.
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((DOUG MARRS/ MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF: WE BARELY HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO GET BY ON ANYWAY IN THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE HERE BECAUSE IT IS A FULL SERVICE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND THE CASE LOADS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN THE COURTS IS GETTING MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY AND IS CAUSING A STRAIN ON MY MAN POWER HERE IN THE COUNTY. ))
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The money will pay the deputies' salaries for the next three years.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight in sports, the Roanoke Express is about to bench some starters tonight.
Star CIty native Steve Robinson is preparing to knock off number one North Carolina tomorrow here on WDBJ,
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And we'll have news from Chapel HIll tonight where one player was kicked off the UNC team and the head coach got a new five year contract.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-98
GRAPHIC=Express/Chesapeake


When the Express returns to the Roundhouse ice tonight to host the Chesapeake Icebreakers a few familiar faces will be missing from the starting lineup.
Head Coach Frank Anzalone is not at all pleased with the recent play of some of his veterans.
And tonight he plans to let a few of them know it.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold express/chesapeake


Game game is 7:30 and we will have the highlights for you tonight at 11.
The only other time these two Northeast divisional rivals met this year, Roanoke won back on November 21st.

S-Torbush


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
SS=TORBUSH


From the Freezer to Tobacco road, where this afternoon Carl Torbush, North Carolina's new head football coach, was given a five-year contract.
The deal will pay him a base salary of $135 thousand a season.
That's about $30 thousand dollars a year LESS than his predecessor, Mack Brown made.

S-UNC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#st5-32
GRAPHIC=TECH/UNC GATOR


His first order of business was suspending one player for the Tarheels upcoming Gator Bowl game against Virginia Tech on New Year's Day.
Seven UNC players were charged with assaulting a freshman in a late-night brawl on December 5th.
Reserve defensive tackle Ricco McCain was kicked off the team indefinitely today, but the other six players facing assault charges will be allowed to play in the game.
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The UNC administration decided not to take action against the other six players because the individuals adamantly deny taking part in the assault, and the university's own investigation backs up their claims.
McCain is a sophomore from Charlotte.
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S-FSU


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=ACC


The top ranked North Carolina basketball team will be in action tomorrow afternoon at two right here on WDBJ-7, as the Heels travel to Tallahassee to tangle with dangerous Florida State.
Fleming grad Steve Robinson has the Seminoles off to a fast start, and they are anxious to prove they can play with the Heels, and silence the critics who picked them to finish 7th in the ACC's preseason poll.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=acc


Again, you can catch the game LIVE tomorrow right here on Your Hometown station at two.

S-Dex


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VF97-2
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA FB


UVa star Anthony Poindexter, the former Friday Football extra player of the week, has been named the state's player of the year by a panel of state wide sports information directors.
In all UVa placed six players on the team with Tech getting 8 spots.
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Poindexter was also voted the state's top player earlier this month by winning the Dudley Award.
The former Jefferson Forest standout was a first team Sporting News all-american and all-ACC selection.
He had four interceptions this year despite being hampered with knee and ankle problems all season long.
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S-Redskins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS97-1
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS


If the Washington Redskins are to beat the Eagles and have a shot at making the playoffs, they will again to get the job done without running back Terry Allen.
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SUPER=04-Opening Night; ;00


Allen was placed on the inactive list today by the Skins making him unavailable for Sunday's game.
Allen hasn't suited up since spraining an ankle three weeks ago against the St. Louis Rams and he did not practice Wednesday or yesterday.
Stephen Davis will start in his place.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=REDSKINS
The Skins need to win and then have either Detroit or Minnesota lose to make

the playoffs for the first time since 92. Wx-Tape
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Promo


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=none


Breaking All the Rules and Don't Stop are just a few of the tunes- bands are playing down at Elmwood Park this evening.
Double Boxes=Jean and Stacey/Microwave


Stacey Martin is standing by with more.
Stacey?
Live=Stacey Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Stacey1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


That's right Jean. K-92's Toys for Tots Christmas Concert 97 is underway and some of the groups taking the stage include Edwin McCain, No Authority and She Moves.
Earlier today we had a chance to speak with some of them about the success they're having.
(Rollcue: what fans can expect tonight)
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