[7E-Alleghany-Industry]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-70 1:01:01]
[GRAPHIC=Business news]


Alleghany County is getting some relief from recent business woes.
A Massachusetts company is bringing 125 new jobs to the area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;]


L-K-M Industries has begun building a new factory in the Alleghany Regional Commerce Center.
The factory will make parts for air conditioners.
And it will bring some jobs back to a region where the unemployment rate has been high.
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[SOT 02:51:08]
[IN Q=this project]

((GLYNN LOOPE/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: THIS PROJECT COMES AT A TIME WHEN WE'VE LOST 282 JOBS IN THE LAST MONTH. IT TOOK FIVE YEARS TO CREATE 700 JOBS, WHICH JUST MEANS IT'S A LOT EASIER TO LOSE THEM THAN CREATE THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Glynn Loope/Economic Development Authority;]
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[VO-NAT]


Public and private-sector groups put together a two-million dollar incentive package.
That helped the Highlands beat out 30-other communities that were competing for the factory.
The factory is scheduled to open next spring.
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[7-5-Pluma-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#598-24 1:28:05]
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It's a different story in Southside.
Athletic clothing manufacturer Pluma, Incorporated is cutting 90-jobs company-wide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape;]


The layoffs are part of a cost-cutting plan to save the North Carolina based company more than 2-million dollars annually.
Most of the people affected are clerical workers and managers.
Pluma has its Virginia plants in Martinsville, Rocky Mount, Alta Vista, Chatham and Vesta.
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[7Meat-Scam]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-72]
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After being the victim of scam, a Rockbridge County woman is warning other potential victims about a couple of area meat salesmen.
The incident involved Donald McDaniels -- a contractor with Joey's Quality Meat Incorporated of Nitro, West Virginia- and his partner.
Stacey Martin has more.
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[IN Q=That was stealing]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Nicely; :01]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :44]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Chris Blalock/Rockbridge Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :56]
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Rockbridge County.]

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[SOT 17.47.37 - 17.47.44]
[IN Q=That was stealing]

((SHARON NICELY:THAT WAS STEALING AND THAT WAS LYING AND I DON'T WANT OTHER PEOPLE TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT AND ALL.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=through that and all.]


Nicely said the pair showed her this menu and offered her a variety of steaks at the bargain price of two dollars apiece.
They claimed their refrigerated truck was malfunctioning and they were in a hurry to sell.
She paid them just under 200 dollars thinking the boxes contained a total of 94 steaks.
She found out later she'd been had.
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[SOT 17.47.54 - 17.48.09]
[IN Q=It was 46]

((SHARON NICELY: IT WAS 46 STEAKS I GOT. I WAS SUPPOSED TO GET 94. THEY CHARGED SIX PERCENT TAX, I PAID THEM 199 DOLLARS AND 28 CENTS WHICH SHOULDN'T HAVE EVEN BEEN 100 DOLLARS)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=been 100 dollars.]


The Rockbridge County Sheriff's Department is investigating the matter and late yesterday got company managers to agree to refund all of Nicely's money.
But, an investigator says her's is not the only complaint.
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[SOT 17.16.17 - 17.16.26]
[IN Q=The second lady]

((CAPT. CHRIS BLALOCK: THE SECOND LADY HAD TALKED WITH THEM. SHE TOOK IT UPON HERSELF TO COUNT THE STEAKS AND LEARNED THAT SHE WAS BEING SHORTED A BOX APPROXIMATELY THE SAME AMOUNT THAT THE FIRST LADY WAS BEING SHORTED AND AT THAT POINT SHE TOLD THE PERSON SHE DIDN'T WANT TO DEAL WITH THEM AND FOR THEM TO LEAVE.))
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[OUT Q=for them to leave.]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Company management did not]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:COMPANY MANAGEMENT DID NOT SAY WHEN THE TWO WOULD RETURN TO THE ROCKBRIDGE REGION. BUT, THEY DID CONFIRM THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO BUILD THEIR CLIENTELE AND SERVICE MORE ROUTES IN THE AREA --SO IT'S POSSIBLE MCDANIELS AND HIS PARTNER COULD RETURN TO THE AREA WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. STACEY MARTIN NEWS 7, ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Rockbridge County.]

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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast...
A seasonable start to the weekend today, with sunny skies and some light winds. Temperatures should rise into the low- to mid-70s.
Clear skies stick around overnight, as nightime temperatures take a plunge. Look for lows to be in the low- to mid-40s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 10/17/98
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Anniversary:
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45S-Grayson-Murder]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-58 1:23:01]
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A white man accused of killing a black man in Grayson County goes on trial for murder in less than two weeks.
His attorneys are trying to block evidence that might lead jurors to think the crime was racially motivated.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence;]


Cresell's lawyers plan to file a brief Monday asking the judge to prohibit prosecutors from bringing up Cressell's criminal background among other things.
They're concerned the information may lead jurors to believe Cressell is a racist.
In court yesterday--another issue was resolved.
Judge Colin Campbell says if he's NOT able to seat a jury in two weeks, he'll consider a defense request to have Cressell tried outside Grayson County.
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[45L'burg-Registrar]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-65 25:48]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


New life for a lawsuit filed by two former Lynchburg registrars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


Inez Sales and Debra Miller claim partisan politics forced them out when Republicans appointed Carol Spencer Read to the registrar's post in 1994.
Sales and Miller were assistants who were not kept on when Read took over.
In April, 1997 a federal judge claimed the two women were simply playing on the sympathy of the court and threw out their lawsuit.
But a federal appeals court has overturned that ruling.. opening the way for the lawsuit to be heard again.
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[45E-John-Reyes]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[TAPE#98-62 50:42]
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A Liberty University student convicted of trespassing at E.C. Glass High School last fall says he feels trapped in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File;]


John Reyes (RAY-iss) is appealing his conviction and says his bond requires he ask permission to leave the state.
Reyes claims a recent request was turned down.. he blames that on religious persecution.
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[SOT 5:18:24//6:01:59]
[IN Q=When you decide]

((JOHN REYES/ANTI- ABORTION PROTESTOR: WHEN YOU DECIDE TO TAKE A STAND FOR JESUS IN A NON- COMPROMISING FASHION, PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT GOING TO LIKE THAT MESSAGE ARE ALWAYS GOING TO DESPISE YOU AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THIS CASE.)) ((BILL PETTY/PROSECUTOR: I WOULDN'T OBJECT TO SOMEBODY LEAVING THE STATE, PARTICULARLY IN MR. REYES' SITUATION, SO I WAS A LITTLE BIT SURPRISED THAT HE CHOSE TO CALL A NEWS CONFERENCE WHEN HIS ATTORNEY APPARENTLY HAD NEVER BOTHERED TO TALK TO US AND FIND OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS.))
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[SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Prosecutor; :11]
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[VO-NAT]


Petty says when Reyes appealed, the state attorney general's office took over the case.. and any bond requests should be directed to them.
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[45E-Franklin-Shelter]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-60 1:19:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Franklin County is opening a shelter for abused women and children, it will also offer space for men.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


24 women and children can move into this shelter Monday.
It even has room for social workers, just down the hall from residents.
They say children especially will benefit from having a warm and safe home.
Meanwhile, the first shelter next door will be reserved for full families.
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[SOT 13:29:04]
[IN Q=We're going]

((CYNTHIA TREADWAY/SHELTER DIRECTOR: WE'RE GOING TO DO SOME RENOVATING ON THE OLD ONE AND MAKE IT SO WE CAN HOUSE WHOLE FAMILIES THAT ARE HOMELESS SO WE CAN HOUSE A WHOLE FAMILY UPSTAIRS AND A WHOLE FAMILY DOWNSTAIRS, TO BE ABLE TO KEEP THE MOM AND FATHER AND SISTERS AND BROTHERS TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Treadway/Shelter Director;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=and brothers together]
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[VO-NAT]


Women who spent time in the first shelter now volunteer in the new place.
Officials say there is still plenty of space available for new residents.
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[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=KMC]
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Turning to the Friday forecast--
Sunny and mild today, with a light breeze.
High warming into the lower 70s.
Clear and cool overnight, with lows in the low to mid 40s.
The weekend outlook remains sunny and mild...with the next chance of showers on Monday.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-70 1:01:01]
[GRAPHIC=Business news]


Some good economic news for Alleghany County--
125 new jobs are on their way to the area, thanks to a Massachusetts-based company.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;]


L-K-M Industries has begun building a new factory in the Alleghany Regional Commerce Center.
The factory will make parts for air conditioners.
And it will bring some jobs back to a region where the unemployment rate has been high.
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[SOT 02:51:08]
[IN Q=this project]

((GLYNN LOOPE/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: THIS PROJECT COMES AT A TIME WHEN WE'VE LOST 282 JOBS IN THE LAST MONTH. IT TOOK FIVE YEARS TO CREATE 700 JOBS, WHICH JUST MEANS IT'S A LOT EASIER TO LOSE THEM THAN CREATE THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Glynn Loope/Economic Development Authority;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=CREATE THEM]
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[VO-NAT]


The Highlands beat out 30-other communities that were competing for the factory.
The factory is scheduled to open next spring.
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[8-5-Pluma-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#598-24 1:28:05]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


Meanwhile, the news is NOT so good in Southside.
Pluma Incorporated- an athletic clothing manufacturer- is cutting 90 jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape;]


The layoffs are part of a cost-cutting plan to save the North Carolina based company more than 2-million dollars annually.
Most of the people affected are clerical workers and managers.
Pluma has its Virginia plants in Martinsville, Rocky Mount, Alta Vista, Chatham and Vesta.
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[8S-Flood-Grants]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-53]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Relief]


A Danville neighborhood is just now getting financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, two YEARS after Hurricane Fran tore through their homes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/September 1996;]


FEMA has approved a 700-thousand dollar grant to help people on Water Street.
More than 25-homes there were flooded during Fran in 1996.
The Department of Commerce has also approved a grant providing money to replace damaged water lines and build a retaining wall.
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[8S-Miss-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-59 1:28:28]
[GRAPHIC=Miss Virginia]


Today's pageant contestants have to prove they're more than just pretty faces--
Keith Humphry spoke with both the reigning Miss America and the NEWLY- crowned Miss Virginia.
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[SUPER=01-Nicole Johnson/Miss America; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nita Booth/Miss Virginia; :40 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-David Wiley/Roanoke Symphony Conductor; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=Humphry, News-7]

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[IN Q=So many people]

((SO MANY PEOPLE STILL THINK THIS IS A BEAUTY PAGEANT. AND THAT'S NOT THE CASE.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=not the case.]


Nicole Johnson returned to Roanoke yesterday- -where she was crowned Miss Virginia in June.
She's diabetic. She has adopted diabetes as her public awareness "platform."
The 5-foot-9 beauty represented Lynchburg in the state pageant.
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[SOT 13:20:55]
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((WE'RE CONTINUOUSLY TRYING TO COMBAT THAT STEREOTYPE- -THAT THIS IS JUST A GIRL WHO WALKS ACROSS THE STAGE AND WINS A CROWN.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT=wins a crown.]


The coronation of her successor was not as dramatic as the Saturday night ceremony at the Roanoke Civic Center.
But it was nonetheless worth the trip from Chesapeake for 19-year old Nita Booth.
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[SOT 13:24:40]
[IN Q=IT is certainly]

((IT IS CERTAINLY AN HONOR TO BE HERE TODAY- -TO FINALLY GET THIS CROWN ON MY HEAD.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=on my head.]


In an interview later in the day- -she said she doesn't expect to wear the crown very often... "parades mainly," she says, like the one in downtown Roanoke this afternoon.
The new Miss Virginia found a supporter in the audience for HER "platform."
Roanoke Symphony Music Director David Wiley publicly endorsed Booth's "Music for Babies" program.
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[IN Q=]

((SHE'S AWARE OF THE STUDIES ABOUT THE "MOZART EFFECT." WHEN KIDS ARE EXPOSED TO CLASSICAL MUSIC AT A VERY EARLY AGE, HOW MUCH IT INCREASES THEIR COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT AND THEIR LEARNING IN ALL AREAS.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=all areas.]
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The symphony director hopes he and Booth can perform together to get the point across to school children.
Keith Humphry, News-7.))
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Before we wrap up this morning--
Sunny and mild today, with highs in the lower 70s.
Clear and cool tonight, with lows dropping into the lower 40s.
The four day forecast is sunny through the weekend...with showers possible on Monday.
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