[7Volvo]

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The outcome was a little different this time.
With their jobs on the line, unionized workers at the Volvo truck plant in Dublin accepted a new contract by a two- to- one margin.
Stacey Martin reports.
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[IN Q=This was almost]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Palladini/UAW Member; :10]
[SUPER=03-Dublin; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Goad/UAW Member; :32]
[SUPER=01-John Sayers/UAW President; :52]
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((This was almost a repeat of sorts for Lynn Palladini--the same vote; another contract; but a very different outcome.


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[SOT 18.23.23. - 18.23.34]
[IN Q=I thought it]

((LYNN PALLADINI/UAW MEMBER: I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD CONTRACT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT WERE THERE. THE FIRST CONTRACT I VOTED FOR AS WELL. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD FOR US, BECAUSE IF IT DIDN'T PASS THERE WOULDN'T BE NEW JOBS.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=wouldn't be new jobs.]


New jobs and that possible 148 million dollar expansion seem to be the overiding factors given a new contract that didn't seem to offer much more than the last.
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[SOT 18.29.01 - 18.29.10]
[IN Q=It had to take]

((JEFF GOAD/UAW MEMBER: IT HAD TO TAKE AN EFFECT BECAUSE OF ALL THE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND ALL THE THINGS ON THE NEWS. SO, IT HAD AN EFFECT ON EVERYBODY. IT DOES.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=on everybody. It does.]


But, union leadership played down the pressure-- claiming guarantees of a better pension plan and more health care coverage for new workers was the key to this vote.
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[SOT 18.16.40 - 18.16.56]
[IN Q=Our membership focused]

((JOHN SAYERS/UAW PRESIDENT: OUR MEMBERSHIP FOCUSED ON THE ISSUES IN THIS SET OF NEGOTIATIONS. AND, WE COMMEND THEM FOR THEIR CONCERN OF THE NEW EMPLOYEES HIRING CONDITIONS AND ESPECIALLY FOR THEIR CONCERN FOR HEALTH CARE.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=for health care.]


The new contract goes into effect tomorrow and lasts through the year 2005.
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[IN Q=The 148 million]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:THE 148 MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION PLAN ISN'T DEFINITE AT THIS POINT. IT STILL HAS TO BE APPROVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE PLANS CAN MOVE FORWARD. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7.))
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]

))


[7E-Halifax-Burlington]


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Seven Burlington Industries plants are closing down, and thousands will lose their jobs.
So why the need for dozens of new workers at the Halifax plant?
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[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


The plant in Halifax County is going to absorb some weaving work from a plant in North Carolina that's laying-off.
It means the Halifax plant will be able to operate at full capacity, and even hire a few dozen new people to handle the increased load.
But the plant manager says his employees know they have to keep performing to keep their jobs.
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[SOT 1:04:58-:18]
[IN Q=I think I've seen a]

((I THINK I'VE SEEN A REDEDICATION IN MAKING SURE WE WE SATISFY OUR CUSTOMERS AND THAT'S THE KEY TO ALL OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Lott Rogers, Jr./Plant Manager;]
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[OUT Q=key to all of it.]
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The Burlington Industries plant in the Town of Hurt is also acquiring more work in the company's reorganization.
Plant officials there say a handful of new jobs will be created.
160 jobs will be lost when the company closes its plant in Hillsville.

[7Pitts-Arrest]


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They're wanted for trying to kill a person helping with a federal drug investigation, and this morning, they're behind bars.
The two suspects from Henry County suspects were taken into custody yesterday.
Officers from Pittsylvania and Henry Counties arrested Quincy Leon Penn.
Federal agents apprehended John Robert Gravely in Roanoke.
Earl Vonzell Penn of Patrick County was also arrested last week.

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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast.. Expect slightly cooler temperatures today, with some clouds. Look for highs in the upper-50s.
Cloudy and cool overnight, with lows in the lower-30s. The extended forecast...
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[45E-Seat-Belts]


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[TAPE#98-76 1:12:53]
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Although it seat belts are the law in Virginia, police can't pull you over simply for not wearing one.
That could change.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


With mounting evidence of the number of lives that seat belts could save every year-- Virginia lawmakers are considering making NO seat belt a "primary offense."
Diana Jones-Hall flipped her car five times on I-81 near Roanoke.
She brought her story to Richmond.
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[SOT 10:17:34]
[IN Q=I was]

((DIANA JONES HALL/CHRISTIANSBURG CRASH SURVIVOR: I WAS BUCKLED IN. I HAD SOME MAJOR LACERATIONS DOWN TO THE SKULL...SCRATCH ON HER HAND.))
[sot 10:25:32]

((DEL. JACK REID/R-HENRICO CO.: I DON'T THINK THAT THERE'S ANY QUESTION THAT WEARING A SEATBELT SAVES LIVES. AND I THOUGHT THE TESTIMONY THAT 73-PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE IN VIRGINIA APPARENTLY OBEY THAT LAW SHOWS THAT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA VIEW IT IN THAT MANNER. BUT I HAVE A REAL PROBLEM WITH JUST OPENING THE DOOR AND SAYING THAT AN INDIVIDUAL CAN BE STOPPED ON THE GUESS OF SOMEONE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE BREAKING THE LAW.))
[SUPER=01-Diana Jones Hall/Christiansburg Crash Survivor;]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jack Reid/(R) Henrico Co.;]
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[OUT Q=the law.]
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[VO-NAT]


A House committee votes on the measure Tuesday.
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[45Corporate-Etiquette]


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Before college seniors hit the job market they're adding one extra class to their curriculum.
Steve Smallshaw explains.
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[IN Q=For 21 years]
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[SUPER=01-Joanne Mahanes/Career Services Director; :15]
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[OUT Q=Smallshaw, News7.]


(( For 21 years, they've eaten off tray tables at home or in the informal atmosphere of a college dining hall.
Now, just months before embarking on their first big job interview, these Sweet Briar College seniors are getting a crash course in good manners.
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[SOT 14:32:09//14:33:10]
[IN Q=The whole purpose]

((JOANNE MAHANES/CAREER SERVICES DIRECTOR: THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF CORPORATE ETIQUETTE TRAINING IS THAT I WANT OUR WOMEN TO HAVE A CORPORATE EDGE IN THE INTERVIEW PROCESS. STUDENTS ARE GOING TO BE NERVOUS WHEN THEY'RE BEING INTERVIEWED. I DON'T WANT A TABLE SETTING TO THROW THEM OFF.))

[OUT Q=throw them off.]


Joanne Mahanes is Sweet Briar's director of career services.
Her job is no longer just critiquing resume's.. corporations now use the interview lunch or dinner to see how job applicants act in social situations.. so Mahanes teaches her students the finer points of corporate etiquette.
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This recent training session for 60 seniors started with a reception, then moved into the dining room for a formal dinner.
[NATSOT 14:50:37]

(( belling ringing "GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY, THANKS FOR COMING AND DINNER IS SERVED, JUST COME THIS WAY.))

[OUT Q=come this way.]


Mahanes used the four- course meal to drop in etiquette tips and horror stories from her own interview experiences.


Students learned where their napkin goes, which bread plate to use and even.. how to eat an artichoke.
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[SOT 14:38:11]
[IN Q=So many parents]

((MAHANES: SO MANY PARENTS HAVE CALLED ME SAYING `I LOVE THE FACT THAT MY SON OR DAUGHTER IS SPECIFICALLY BEING TRAINED, BECAUSE WE HAVE DONE THE BEST WE CAN AND WE KNOW THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT.))

[OUT Q=this is important.]
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[Standup]
[IN Q=Apparently so do]

((Apparently, so do top executives. Mahanes says statistics show that 88 percent of senior level managers have impeccable manners, compared to just 40 percent of mid-level executives. There's a direct correlation between knowing which fork to use and rising to the top of your profession. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))

[OUT Q=Smallshaw, News7.]))


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Time now to check on the Friday forecast--
Partly cloudy and cooler today, with highs in the mid 50s.
Staying partly cloudy overnight through tomorrow.
Lows in the lower 30s...highs on Saturday near 50.
The four day forecast is cloudy and wet toward the latter half of the weekend....
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[8Volvo]


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Under pressure from the company, union workers at Dublin's Volvo truck plant voted to approve their new contract.


As Stacey Martin tells us, it was by a two- to- one margin.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This was almost]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Palladini/UAW Member; :10]
[SUPER=03-Dublin; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Goad/UAW Member; :32]
[SUPER=01-John Sayers/UAW President; :52]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=Martin, News-7]

((This was almost a repeat of sorts for Lynn Palladini--the same vote; another contract; but a very different outcome.


(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.23.23. - 18.23.34]
[IN Q=I thought it]

((LYNN PALLADINI/UAW MEMBER: I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD CONTRACT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT WERE THERE. THE FIRST CONTRACT I VOTED FOR AS WELL. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD FOR US, BECAUSE IF IT DIDN'T PASS THERE WOULDN'T BE NEW JOBS.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=wouldn't be new jobs.]


New jobs and that possible 148 million dollar expansion seem to be the overiding factors given a new contract that didn't seem to offer much more than the last.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.29.01 - 18.29.10]
[IN Q=It had to take]

((JEFF GOAD/UAW MEMBER: IT HAD TO TAKE AN EFFECT BECAUSE OF ALL THE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND ALL THE THINGS ON THE NEWS. SO, IT HAD AN EFFECT ON EVERYBODY. IT DOES.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=on everybody. It does.]


But, union leadership played down the pressure-- claiming guarantees of a better pension plan and more health care coverage for new workers was the key to this vote.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.16.40 - 18.16.56]
[IN Q=Our membership focused]

((JOHN SAYERS/UAW PRESIDENT: OUR MEMBERSHIP FOCUSED ON THE ISSUES IN THIS SET OF NEGOTIATIONS. AND, WE COMMEND THEM FOR THEIR CONCERN OF THE NEW EMPLOYEES HIRING CONDITIONS AND ESPECIALLY FOR THEIR CONCERN FOR HEALTH CARE.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=for health care.]


The new contract goes into effect tomorrow and lasts through the year 2005.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The 148 million]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:THE 148 MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION PLAN ISN'T DEFINITE AT THIS POINT. IT STILL HAS TO BE APPROVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE PLANS CAN MOVE FORWARD. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7.))
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]

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[8Food-Tax]


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The proposed cut in the grocery tax is almost sure to pass in the General Assembly, with plenty of bipartisan support.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday, Democrats issued a challenge to the Governor to enact the cut immediately.
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[SOT 12:29:43]
[IN Q=Let's report]

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: LET'S REPORT OUT, WITH AN EMERGENCY CLAUSE ON IT, A FOOD TAX RELIEF BILL THAT TAKES EFFECT RIGHT NOW. THAT BEGINS TO PEEL OFF THE FOOD TAX. LET'S SEND IT OVER TO THE SENATE AND GET THEM TO DO THE SAME THING. AND THE GOVERNOR CAN SIGN IT WHILE WE'RE STILL IN SESSION THIS YEAR AND BRING RELIEF TO PEOPLE BEFORE WE EVER ADJOURN.))
[SOT 12:46:49 house]

((DEL. PAUL HARRIS/R-CHARLOTTESVILLE: IT'S ONLY NOW THAT THEY STAND AT THE VERGE OF LOSING THE MAJORITY IN THIS HOUSE THAT THEY COME FORWARD TO CUT TAXES. IT'S A DEATHBED CONFESSION. IT'S THE EQUIVALENT OF HUGH HEFNER COMING OUT AGAINST SKINNY DIPPING. NO ONE TAKES IT SERIOUSLY.))
[SUPER=@Jackson; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Paul Harris/(R) Charlottesville; :21]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=it seriously.]
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[VO-NAT]


Republicans say a slower phase-out of the food tax would be more responsible.

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Drug dogs sniffed out some evidence of drug activity at one city high school yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last March;]


The school system has been using dogs for random searches of middle and high schools.
The visits to Breckinridge Middle School and the Noel C. Taylor Academy turned up nothing.
But two cars in the parking lot at William Fleming High School showed signs of drugs or drug paraphernalia.
School officials say the students involved will be disciplined.
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The city has done five school searches to this point. The dogs also detected drugs in a couple of cars at Patrick Henry High School a few weeks ago.

They didn't find anything at James Madison Middle School.[8WEATHER]


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Before we finish the morning updates, here's one more look at the forecast.
Partly cloudy and cooler today, with highs in the mid 50s.
Continued partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the lower 30s.
The weekend outlook is increasingly cloudy, with rain likely for Super Bowl Sunday...
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