61-hundred Northwest Airlines pilots have left the friendly skies for the picketlines.
Drew Levinson reports on the strike of the nation's sixth largest airline.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Fielding/Northwest Pilot; 20]
[SUPER=01-Jim Faulker/Northwest Airlines; :30]
[SUPER=01-Jim Wangelin/Northwest Passenger; :53]
[SUPER=01-Mary Ann O'Meara/Northwest Passenger; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:16]
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((Northwest and its pilots have been at odds for years.
The central issues money and job security.
Northwest pilots gave back hundreds of millions of dollars in
concessions when the airline was struggling.
But when airline profits started soaring, they asked for a raise.
As the deadline neared, it was apparent the two sides were deadlocked.
(SOT-Jim Fielding, Northwest Pilot)
"We didn't want to strike."
(SOT-Jim Faulker, Northwest Airlines).
Caught in the middle were Northwest's passengers.
The airline canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend.
Management warned travelers to look for alternate routes.
(SOT- Jim Wangelin, Northwest Passenger)
"I'm scheduled to fly on Northwest but I also have a second ticket on
Southwest should something come up".
Hardest hit in a Northwest strike would be the Midwest.
Northwest is the dominant airline in cities like Detroit, Minneapolis
and Memphis carrying three-quarters of the load.
That gives businessmen and vacationers few other choices to fly.
(SOT-Mary Ann O'Meara, Northwest Passenger)
"I figured if I couldn't get on this flight, there would be other
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Detroit.))
The former Radford student convicted of setting a fatal fraternity house fire will spend 12 years in prison.
Under Virginia law, Michael Harvey will have to serve 85- percent of that time in prison.
Harvey pleaded guilty to arson and second degree murder, back in May.
The fire claimed the life of 21- year old Christopher Mirch who was asleep inside the Radford fraternity house when it was torched two years ago.
Prosecutors say this is a tragic case because they don't believe Harvey intended to kill anyone when he set fire to
a piece of furniture as revenge--- for an earlier dispute involving his friends.
A deadly wreck in Christiansburg has spawned a multi-million dollar lawsuit.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./October 31, 1997]
The wreck last Halloween killed three people- -including Margaret Moore, a 45-year old Radford professor and mother of three.
Her family filed the three million dollar wrongful death claim against the estate of the 18-year old Virginia Tech student who was driving the other car.
The complaint says Matthew West was driving drunk at 85 miles an hour on Route 114 that night.
Police have charged a Pittsylvania County man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run earlier this week.
Jerry Michael Hazelwood stands accussed of failing to stop at the scene of the accident--more charges are possible.
34- year- old Cynthia Faye White was found dead Wednesday morning along the side of State Route 360 in Keeling.
State Police say she was struck and killed Tuesday night by a 1973 black pickup truck.
They say Hazelwood does not own the truck but borrowed it from a co-worker.
N-B-A referee Don Vaden (vay-den) escaped a prison term, but it's going to cost him.
The pro-basketball referee was ordered to pay a total of more than 14-thousand dollars in restitution and fines.
He's one of several N-B-A referees the I-R-S went after in 1994 for tax violations.
The refs were getting first-class airfare to fly to games. They actually flew coach and pocketed the difference.
His lawyer said Vaden has been punished enough by loosing his job.
[IN Q=The NBA ]
((GUY HARBERT/VADEN'S ATTORNEY: THE NBA HAS A POLICY THAT IF YOU'RE CONVICTED OF A FELONY, YOU WILL BE FIRED IF YOU DO NOT RESIGN. AND HE HAS RESIGNED.))
[SUPER=01-Guy Harbert/Vaden's Attorney]
[OUT Q=he has resigned.]
Vaden was placed on probation... which is better than some other referees have fared in court.
One in Harrisonburg had to pull a term of house arrest.
Herds of Virginia cattlemen are rounding up for a summer conference that ends tonight.
Beef prices are low -- but experts say the next few years look brighter.
Tina Tenret has more.
[IN Q=The Virginia]
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[SUPER=01-C.W. Pratt/Cattle Farmer; :58]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Wytheville]
(( The Virginia Cattlemen's Summer Roundup showcases the latest trends and tools in beef farming.
[IN Q=The cattle industry]
((THE CATTLE INDUSTRY WILL BE IN A SITUATION OVER THE NEXT THREE OR FOUR YEARS WHERE BEEF SUPPLIES WILL DECLINE, CATTLE NUMBERS WILL DECLINE, PRICES FOR ALL CLASSES OF CATTLE WILL LIKELY IMPROVE.))
[OUT Q=likely improve]
But to make it through this year's price slump -- cattlemen must be ever more efficient.
C-W Pratt is famous for raising one of the best, most practical herds in Southwest Virginia.
He feeds his purebred Angus cows mostly grass and clover from his own pasture, to trim costs.
He poured nearly two thousand dollars into a solar pump -- now the sun slashes his energy bills.
Pratt recycles tires from the coal industry as water troughs.
((nat sot cows and water))
He plants bushes to keep soil near the creek, and fences to keep cows out of it.
He's even cooked up a meal to compete with Shake and Bake Chicken.
[IN Q=It's hard]
((IT'S HARD FOR THE HOUSEWIFE TO COME IN AND SPEND THREE OR FOUR HOURS FIXING AN EVENING MEAL. IF WE CAN FIX A PRODUCT THAT'S MICROWAVEABLE AND PRE-COOKED, THAT SHE CAN FIX FOR HER FAMILY IN A SHORT MATTER OF TIME, IT MAKES IT A LOT MORE CONVENIENT FOR HER.))
[OUT Q=FOR HER]
((THE VIRGINIA CATTLEMEN'S SUMMER ROUND-UP CONTINUES ALL DAY TODAY HERE AT THE WYTHEVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER. IT ALSO FEATURES TOURS OF SEVERAL SUCCESSFUL FARMS. TINA TENRET NEWS7 WYTHEVILLE.))
Last night was the opening of the high school football season for many area teams.
Here's a look at the Friday Football scoreboard.
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[SUPER=55-Fort Chiswell/8/George Wythe/29/William Fleming/0/Amherst Co./27/James River/7/Floyd Co./21;]
[SUPER=55-Bland/8/Galax/49/Fieldale-Collinsville/21/Christiansburg/49/Bath Co./12/Pocahontas, WV/6;]
[SUPER=55-Brookville/17/Western Albemarle/7/Liberty/14/Patrick Co./21/Martinsville/29/Rustburg/7;]
[SUPER=55-Bassett/42/Staunton River/24/Anacostia/16/Pulaski/41/Glenvar/40/Craig Co./0;]
[SUPER=55-Narrows/14/James Monroe, WV/34/Jefferson Forest/27/Patrick Henry/6/Alleghany, NC/22/Grayson/32;]
[SUPER=55-Giles/20/Blacksburg/29/Laurel Park/15/Franklin Co./6/E.C. Glass/21/Heritage/6;]
[SUPER=55-Hylton/27/G.W. Danville/21/Laurel Park/15/Franklin Co./6/Auburn/0/Pocahontas/20;]
[SUPER=55-Parry McCluer/7/Radford/22/Carroll Co./0/Richlands/33/Hargrave Military/0/Dan River/48;]
[SUPER=55-Appomattox/43/Randolph Henry/0/PH-Glade Spring/36/Chilhowie/6/Holston/26/Ervinton/6;]
[SUPER=55-Marion/No/Northwood/Rpt./Mount Hope, WV/6/Covington/40;]
Sammy Sosa is now just one home run behind Mark McGwire in the race for Roger Maris' season record for homers.
McGwire has knocked 54 out of the park.
And here is Sosa's 53rd. It's a solo shot over the right center field wall and it's one nothing Cubs in the first.
Chicago's Gary Gaetti at the plate goes left with this long ball, the crowd erupts not for the homer but Donte Bichette's catch. Bichette pulls it back in the park. Here's another look as Bichette steals the ball from the glove of a fan.
The Cubs go to double the Rockies 10-to-5.
Jeff Gordon won his eighth pole of the season for Sunday's Food Aid 300.
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Friday, Gordon turned in a speed of 129 point 033 to capture the pole at Loudon New Hampsire.
Bobby Labonte will start on the outside here's the top 25.
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[SUPER=0107-1. Jeff Gordon/129.033/2. Bobby Labonte//3. Ken Schrader//4. Mark Martin//5. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Dale Jarrett//7. Rick Mast//8. John Andretti//9. Bobby Hamilton//10. Kenny Irwin//;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Mike Skinner//12. Terry Labonte//13. Rusty Wallace//14. Steve Grissom//15. Brett Bodine//;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Jimmy Spencer//17. Dale Earnhardt//18. Ernie Irvan//19. Ward Burton//20. Jeff Green//;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Bill Elliott//22. Kyle Petty//23. Robert Pressley//24. Jeff Burton//25. Derrike Cope//;]
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Governor Jim Gilmore surveyed the damage that Hurricane Bonnie left behind from a helicopter yesterday.
Bonnie came into Virginia as a tropical storm and turned back into a hurricane.
At one point, she left a quarter of a million Virginia customers without power.
A former Radford student will spend twelve years in prison for setting a fatal fraternity house fire.
Micheal Harvey pleaded guilty to arson and second degree murder back in May.
The fire claimed the life of 21-year old Christopher Mirch who was asleep in the house when it was torched.
The nation's sixth largest airline is grounded.
Northwest airlines pilots walked off the job after rejecting a contract offer.
The central issues are money and job security.
As a result of the strike, hundreds of flights have been canceled.
It is unclear when talks will resume.
And that's what's making news on this Saturday August 29-th.
We'll be back in just a minute.
Bonnie is now safely out to sea.
But folks along the Carolina and Virginia coasts are just beginning the recovery process.
Governor Jim Gilmore and a team of state and federal officials surveyed the damage yesterday afternoon from a Blackhawk helicopter.
The Governor flew over the Virginia Beach strip and storm- ravaged areas in Norfolk.
[IN Q=You can't]
((GOV. JIM GILMORE: YOU CAN'T PREDICT...IT WAS.))
((MICHAEL CLINE/VA. DEPT. OF EMERGENCY SERVICES: WE'RE GETTING...FIVE DAYS NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Cline/Va. Dept. of Emergency Services; :12]
[OUT Q=days now.]
At the height of the storm, a quarter million Virginia customers were without power.
Hurricane Bonnie caused NO fatalities in Virginia.
Power has been restored to many Virginia customers, though the lights may not be on everywhere until Tuesday.
40 naval vessels will return to Norfolk today.[11-Stock-Market]
The DOW took a big hit this week.
But many local stocks fared even worse.
Stockbroker George Brammer compared the Dow average to an average of the stocks we list on News-7 each night.
The Dow has lost 14-percent from its high this year.
But the 20-local stocks we track have dropped 22-percent from THEIR highs.
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[IN Q=for the last]
((GEORGE BRAMMER/AG EDWARDS & SONS: FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE DOW JONES AVERAGE AND THAT'S BEEN GOING UP QUITE DRAMATICALLY. BUT MOST PEOPLE DO NOT OWN THE DOW JONES AVERAGE THAT'S COMPOSED OF 30 STOCKS. AND I DON'T KNOW ANYBODY WHO OWNS ALL 30 STOCKS IN THE DOW JONES AVERAGE.))
[SUPER=01-George Brammer/A.G. Edwards & Sons;]
Brammer said investors need to watch the stocks and bonds they own to fully understand the impact of a falling stock market.
Six former V-M-I cadets- -dismissed from the Virginia Military Institute during the last school year- -are getting their cases reviewed by the Board of Visitors this weekend.
The six challenged the rulings of V-M-I's Honor Court, citing mid-night interrogations about beating incidents involving freshmen.
Though Judge James Turk told them he saw some serious Constitutional issues, the judge said they'd have to exhaust their appeals first.
So that's what they're doing.
In a separate, unrelated case- -Brian Benken has abandoned his complaint against V-M-I. Benken's lawyers declined to say why the Northern Virginia cadet chose not to pursue the case.
D-N-A tests in the case of the two Virginia girls possibly switched at birth may take longer than expected.
The attorney for the Rogers family in Buena Vista says more tests are being conducted this weekend.
Meanwhile, a public relations firm is getting paid to help boost the image of the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Cookerly and Company specializes in public relations crises at hospitals.
So far, U-V-A has spent at least 15 thousand dollars on the P-R firm.
Pilots of the sixth largest airline are on strike.
They started walking the picket lines at 12 this morning.
Union officials say Northwest's contract offer is absurdly unfair.
[IN Q=what they]
((PAUL OMODT/PILOT'S UNION SPOKESPERSON: WHAT THEY OFFERED US IN TERMS OF OUTSOURCING FOR OUR JOBS WOULD
ALLOW HUNDREDS OF REGIONAL JETS TO REPLACE NORTHWEST PILOT JOBS. WE DIDNOT SAVE THIS AIRLINE IN 1993 TO HAVE OUR JOBS OUTSOURCED IN 1998.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Omodt/Pilot's Union Spokesperson;]
[OUT Q=in 1998]
The pilots want a piece of the airline's soaring profits.
Northwest cancelled hundreds of flights.
The company says it's ready to resume negotiations.
Remember the Lambada?-- the Latin-American dance that inspired a couple of movies?
There's a new Latin-American dance movie on the big screen, And Anna Wentworth has a review.
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[SUPER=01-Anna Wentworth/Movie Critic; :00]
[SUPER=04-"Dance With Me"; :09]
[SUPER=04-Columbia Pictures; ]
[SUPER=04-Anna's Grade - "B"; 1:12]
[OUT Q=Dance With Me.]
(([Anna On Camera 52:11 Playback Tape]
"Dance With Me" showcases the world of competetive dancing. In this case, professional Latin Dancing.
[Clip Tape 14:47]
Vanessa Williams and Latin star Chayanne don't have a great deal to do here except look soulful and dance like demons, but they do both very well. Williams looks great and gives her character some depth. Chayanne looks good, too, but his acting needs a bit of fine tuning; his Raphael is more sweet than sexy.
Chayanne is Raphael Infante, a Cuban, who emigrates to Texas to find the father he never knew and who never knew he existed. The father, John Butler, played by Kris Kristofferson owns a dance studio where Ruby (Williams) is one of the professionals who enters international competitions. The father/son story is weak and Kristofferson seems ill at ease and miscast in the role, but the dancing is grand, particularly one scene that takes place in a Houston Salsa bar. The supporting cast of dance studio regulars led by Joan Plowright are charming; and the costumes are wonderful. The final competition in Las Vegas has little suspense but is fabulously watchable. The plot is just a lightweight contrivance to get them all out on the dance floor.
[Anna On Camera]
"Dance with Me " gets a B. If you like
dancing, this is great fun. If you don't, you'll wish you were at another movie.. The sound track has lots of catchy salsa tunes and will probably help popularlize "Dance with Me".))
A writer in central Virginia is helping many people looking for jobs--by helping them write better resumes.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
[IN Q=While most]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Enelow/Resume Expert; :15]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.]
(( While most use a resume to GET a job, Wendy Enelow's job is WRITING resumes.
She's also written four books on the subject and has helped clients around the world jumpstart their careers.
Step One, says Enelow, is to become a salesman.
[IN Q=We're always taught]
((WENDY ENELOW/RESUME EXPERT: WE'RE ALWAYS TAUGHT TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE HUMBLE. SO ALL OF A SUDDEN HERE'S AN EXERCISE WHERE YOUR OBJECTIVE IS TO PRETTY MUCH TOOT YOUR OWN HORN, AND FOR SOME PEOPLE THAT'S VERY HARD TO DO. YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT YOU'RE THE PRODUCT AND YOU NEED TO SELL THE FEATURES AND THE BENEFITS OF THAT PRODUCT.))
[OUT Q=of that product.]
Key words in your resume help highlight those features like your experience and accomplishments.
The point is to not overdo it.. padding a resume is a no- no.
[IN Q=Honesty. 100%]
((ENELOW: HONESTY. 100 PERCENT HONESTY. NEVER PUT ANYTHING ON A RESUME, DISCUSS ANYTHING IN AN INTERVIEW THAT YOU CANNOT SUBSTANTIATE 100 PERCENT. IT WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU, WE SEE IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN.))
[OUT Q=and time again.]
[IN Q=Enelow says the]
((Enelow also says the Internet has changed the way she does business. Not only can people search for job opportunities on the Web.. they can also post their resume for prospective employers to check out. Many of her clients have been hired for jobs they never knew existed.))
[OUT Q=never knew existed.]
The key is to utilize all your resources.
[IN Q=Looking for a]
((ENELOW: LOOKING FOR A JOB IS A JOB. AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE MOST SUCCESSFUL WITH THEIR SEARCH CAMPAIGNS REALIZE THAT.))
[OUT Q=realize that.]
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
It's said that being at Mountain Lake resort is like being "On Top of the World", but it's only a short drive down Interstate 81 and Route 460.
The Giles County vacation spot has everything from an oversized chess set and pontoon boat, to HOLLYWOOD bragging rights.
Kimberly McBroom explains in this week's "Time Off".
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Buzz Scanland/General Manager; :14]
[SUPER=01-Marty Segal/Tourist from Oregon; :38]
[OUT Q=KM, News 7, Giles County]
(( Mountain Lake's general manager says 1998 is the resort's best season so far.
He credits a guest- friendly environment and wide range of both outdoor and indoor activities for the influx of visits from families.
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((BUZZ SCANLAND/GENERAL MANAGER: WE'VE ALWAYS HAD FAMILIES, BUT IT'S JUST MORE AND MORE OF THEM IN THE SUMMERTIME. PROBABLY MORE FAMILIES, BY FAR, THAN COUPLES. IT'S MORE LIKE FAMILY REUNIONS, LIKE THE GRANDPARENTS ARE BRINGING ALL THEIR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS AND THEY'RE STAYING, LIKE, FIVE TO SEVEN DAYS. AND EVIDENTLY THEY'RE HAVING A GOOD TIME, BECAUSE MOST OF THEM, WHEN THEY LEAVE, ARE BOOKING FOR NEXT YEAR.))
[SOT tape 1 11:49:19]
((MARTY SEGAL/TOURIST FROM OREGON: MY PARENTS, THEIR ANNIVERSARY HAPPENS TO BE TODAY. AND THEY'VE BEEN MARRIED 52 YEARS. WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OF THEIR KIDS-- MYSELF AND MY BROTHER HERE AND A FEW GRANDCHILDREN CAME UP HERE AND STAYING A FEW DAYS AND ENJOYING THE WATER AND IT'S BEEN QUITE LOVELY.))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: PERHAPS THE RESORT'S BIGGEST CLAIM TO FAME WAS ACTING AS THE BACKDROP FOR THE MOVIE, "DIRTY DANCING", SHOT HERE MORE THAN A DECADE AGO.))
[SOT TAPE 1 11:18:38]
((BUZZ SCANLAND/GENERAL MANAGER: IT CAME OUT IN 1987, IN AUGUST AND TODAY, IT'S STILL PEOPLE COMING HERE AND SAYING THEY CAME BECAUSE OF "DIRTY DANCING".))
This tourist season will run longer than most.
Instead of closing at the end of October, the resort will remain open on WEEKENDS only through Thanksgiving.
Scanland is working along with the Virginia Game office to add a limited "hunting season" at the 26- hundred acre resort.
[SOT tape 1 11:20:56]
((BUZZ SCANLAND/GENERAL MANAGER: IT'S REALLY TO THIN OUT THE DEER POPULATION BECAUSE WE'VE ALLOWED NO HUNTING OVER THE PAST 20 OR 25 YEARS ON THE PROPERTY AND NOW THEY'RE ABOUT TO TAKE OVER THE PROPERTY.))
But on this late summer day, it seems only fun- loving kids and parents are "taking over."
[SOT TAPE 1 11:23:01]
((BUZZ SCANLAND/GENERAL MANAGER: I THINK, FOR FAMILIES, WHEN THEY COME HERE, THAT THEY FEEL LIKE IT'S A SAFE HAVEN FOR THEIR KIDS. THEIR KIDS RUN AROUND AND MEET OTHER KIDS AND THERE'S SOMETHING FOR THEM TO DO. AND IT'S JUST FAMILY- ORIENTED, AND I THINK THEY MEET OTHER KIDS AND BECOME LIFETIME FRIENDS.))
Or at least, carry with them the memories of a great vacation.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Giles County. ))
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In sports the high school football season is underway and Friday football crews were out in force last night to catch the action.
Here's Mike Stevens.
[OUT Q=...NICE WEEKEND."]
(( The Pulaski County Cougars opened at home last night with a resounding 41-to-16 win over Washington DC's Anacostia high school.
The rest of the Roanoke Valley district's team got hammered! Down at Victory stadium Jefferson Forest shutout Patrick Henry 27-to-0.
And speaking of shutouts - Northside blanked Cave Spring 28-to-nothing at Viking stadium.
William Fleming couldn't scratch the scoreboard either. Amherst and Senneca Sandidge posted a wicked 27-to-nothing win over the Colonels.
And Laurel Park knocked off Franklin County 15-to-6.
Elsewhere last night Seth Noonkester led Glenvar to a 40-to-nothing win over Craig County.
In Floyd, the Buffaloes stampeded James River 21-to-7.
Radford came back with 22 unanswered points in the 4th to beat Parry McCluer 22-to-7.
Christiansburg scored 28 unanswered points to top Fieldale-Collinsville 49-to-21.
Blacksburg opened up with an uplifting win by topping Giles 29-to-20 in the Burg.
Rustburg wasn't as lucky. Martinsville and Marcus Hairston rolled over the Devils 29-to-7.
Fellow Piedmont member Bassett rolled up Staunton River in Moneta 42-to-24.
Patrick County beat LIberty down in Stuart 21-to-14 in overtime.
Dan River turned up the heat tonight in Pittsylvania Conty by putting Hargrave at ease 48-to-nothing.
George Wythe took out its neighbors from ft. Chiswell topping the Pioneers 29-to-8.
And GW Danville suffered a tough opening night loss to CD Hylton 27-to-21.))
If you happened to see a rocket heading down the streets of Roanoke yesterday, it wasn't your imagination.
[NAT SOT OF ROCKET COMING DOWN]
The jupiter rocket is bound for a spot near the Virginia Museum of Transportation in downtown.
But first it's headed to a warehouse where it will be sandblasted and re-painted.
The NASA rocket has stood beside the Wasena Bridge since 1965 when it was hauled to Roanoke from Huntsville, Alab(----------------)