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Next on News 7 at 11... the FBI wraps up a SIX year drug investigation in Lynchburg...
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And we'll meet some members of an emergency network you don't often see, but is always standing by to help in a disaster.
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In sports, Lance Armstrong is one stage away from winning the Tour de France some high school baseball players from the state are in the valley for a big tournament.
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And Nolan Ryan is set to enter baseball's Hall of Fame.
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If it wasn't hot and steamy-- it rained really hard. Severe Thunderstorms are today's top weather story.[open]
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[Drug-Bust]


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After a six year drug investigation by police and sheriff's departments throughout Virginia, authorities have arrested 10 people in Lynchburg.
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This afternoon at the Federal Building in Lynchburg investigators announced that the 10 indivduals distributed over 300 kilograms of crack cocaine from New York into the Lynchburg area for the last six years. The arrests were made last night and early this morning. Authorties say getting these men off the street will make a big difference in the community.
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((TONY GIORNO/ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY; BEING ABLE TO TAKE OUT THIS ORGANIZATION WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACTON DRUG TRAFFIC IN LYNCHBURG AND THE SURROUND AREA AS WELL))
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All ten people are charged with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. If convicted they could face 5 years to life in prison.
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Another tractor trailor accident caused congestion on Interstate 81 this afternoon.
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Traffic backed up for miles after a truck traveling north bound apparently blew a tire, causing the driver to lose full control of the vehicle.
The driver managed to safely stop the vehicle.. and no one was injured in the accident.
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((JUST LUCKY.. THE OTHER CARS WERE AROUND ME, BUT I NEVER TOUCHED ANYBODY.. I DON'T KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED. Betty Jones/ IF HE HADN'T FOUGHT IT LIKE HE DID, HE WOULD BE IN THE DITCH.))
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Traffic was detoured to route 11 while crews worked to clear up debris and hundred's of gallons of diesel fuel left at the scene.
One lane is now open and officials say the other should be open sometime tonight.
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[Bedford-Arrest]


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Bedford County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man wanted in Virginia Beach for burning a cross.
Police had been looking for 34 year old Edgar Barfield since he was identified as one of three suspects in a cross-burning last Sunday at the home of aninterracial couple.
Authorities charged him with cross burning, wearing a mask in public, conspiracy and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
On Monday, Police arrested the two other suspects -- a 15-and 16-year-old boy.

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We rely on them when disaster strikes, the telephone lines are down and there are no conventional means to communicate with state and local authorities.
They're amateur radio operators often called "hams". And as Joy Sutton reports they're brushing up on their skills today at a regional emergency training session in Blacksburg.
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Terry McCrickard has been an amateur radio operator in Franklin County for ten years.
It's a volunteer job, that he says allows him to help his community in times of crisis.
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((TERRY MCCRICKARD/AMATEUR RADIO OPERATOR: WE'VE GOT THE CAPABILITIES BY WAY OF VOICE AND OTHER MODES, SOME DIGITAL, YOU'VE HEARD OF MORRIS CODE, I'M SURE, TO WHERE WE CAN PASS INFORMATION LOCALLY, NATIONWIDE, WORLD WIDE IF NECESSARY OVER THE AIRWAVES))
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About a hundred amateur radio operators came out to the regional emergency training session held at Virginia Tech.


Also on the agenda -- preparing for a potential Y2K crisis.
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((FRED VINCENT/VA DEPT. EMERGENCY SERVICES: WE ARE BEING PREPARED SO IF THE TELEPHONE SYSTEM HAVE A PROBLEM ACROSS THE STATE. THE STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTERS IN RICHMOND WILL BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES))
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Virginia State Senator John Edwards has been a strong supporter of the amateur radio operators and says their assistance is invaluable.
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((JOHN EDWARDS/STATE SENATOR: YOU CAN NOT HAVE AN EMERGENCY WITHOUT HAVING AMATEUR RADIO INVOLVED. IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, FEMA AND THE COMMONWEALTH, RED CROSS OF VIRGINIA. ALL RELY ON AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS.))
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These operators are the eyes and ears of the community, making sure that when disaster hits home, no one is left in the dark about what is going on.
Joy Sutton, News7, Blacksburg.







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A local hardware store held water conservation seminars today.
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Lowe's offered water saving tips to residents intersted in finding items to help cut-back on water usage.
Participants learned there are more than 100 items that cost as little as three dollars but save more than 50-percent of the water.
Free water saving shower heads were also given out.
This was a joint effort with Project Impact, an organization that works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency on building disaster resistant communities.


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In another week, Pluma will close down its Chatham sewing plant, and soon after, its Alta Vista plant, leaving 330 Southside workers without jobs.
Marya Jones takes a look at what's next for the financially-burdened company and its workers.
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(( Alvenis Daye and her coworkers are saying good-bye to their longtime careers.
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((ALVENIS DAYE/PLUMA WORKER: SOME OF US, ALL WE KNOW HOW TO DO IS SEW. I'VE BEEN SEWING FOR 25 YEARS. AND THAT'S REALLY ALL I KNOW.))
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When the Pluma Chatham plant closes its doors, Daye, and some 130 other workers there will have to make a fresh start.
Their company is one of the last in the area to send its sewing jobs to Mexico and Honduras.
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((MARY WHITE/PLUMA WORKER: I DON'T BLAME THE COMPANY, BECAUSE IF I WAS IN BUSINESS, I WOULD DO WHAT I HAD TO DO AS FAR AS MAKING A PROFIT.)) [RUNS:07]
Workers here will be eligible for Trade-Act benefits.
They can return to school for two years to train for a new job... and draw unemployment.
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((MARY WHITE/PLUMA WORKER: I'M 39. I'LL BE 40 IN SEPTEMBER. AND TO MAKE THIS TRANSITION NOW -- EVEN THOUGH I HAVE WORKED AND GONE TO SCHOOL BEFORE -- IS STILL JUST HARD BECAUSE NOW I HAVE MORE RESPONSIBILITY.)) [RUNS:10]
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((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: BUT THE WORKERS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES FACING THE UNCERTAINTY OF STARTING OVER. PLUMA ITSELF FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY TWO MONTHS AGO. AND SINCE THEN, IT'S STRUGGLED TO SAVE ITSELF.)) [RUNS:10]
Vice President of Human Resources David Green says the company won't be able to do it alone.
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((DAVE GREEN/PLUMA: SO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO TO BE SUCCESSFUL IS INTEREST SOME NEW FINANCIERS IN PROVIDING SOME FINANCING FOR US TO GO FORWARD.)) [RUNS:15]
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Pluma lost 36-million dollars last year.
They'll try to make it back by making higher-quality sweatshirts...
Hoping better sales will boost the bottom line and save a company that's hanging on by a thread. Marya Jones, News 7. ))
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It's all about love, peace, and rock 'n roll.
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Coming up, Ellen Qualls takes us to Woodstock to give you a behind the scenes look.

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[Woodstock]


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Virginia's own Dave Mattnews Band is on stage right now at Woodstock 99. In fact, our own Ellen Qualls is finding Virginians everywhere she looks at one of the biggest concerts ever.
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It's been a Roanoke tradition for the last 50 years.
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Coming up in this week's Business Review we'll take a look back on the final day of the Little Chef. [Business-Review]


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Valleydale workers try to mete out pay raises.
And the storm passes for Newport News shipbuilders.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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(([NOTHING ON CHROMAKEY THIS WEEK] [99-22 at 1:36:13]
This week on the Review:
Valleydale workers vote this weekend on a labor contract they hope will put more meat on their paychecks.
The average food packer earns about eight dollars an hour.
The union wants what it calls a "significant" raise. [99-15 at 1:12:08]
It looks like waters have calmed in another labor dispute.
Newport News Shipbuilding confirms it reached an agreement with striking Steelworkers.
If the union ratifies the deal, it would end a 15-week stalemate. [Ingersoll]
Weak foreign economies are chisling away at Ingersoll Rand's sales.
The mining equipment maker laid off 10 percent of its workforce ...
blaming a slumping demand for rock drills in Europe and Asia. [99-27 at 27:09]
Bassett Furniture will pay 575-thousand dollars for allegedly violating the federal Clean Air Act.
The Environmental Protection Agency fined Bassett, saying the company's boilers had been polluting the air. [Little Chef]
A late-night landmark stopped cooking in Roanoke.
The Little Chef Restaurant said it couldn't compete with big chains.
It was a Williamson Road fixture for almost 50-years. [DOW JONES PRE PRO]
On Wall Street, worries about interest rates made it a losing week.
The Dow lost 299 points.
The Nasdaq dropped 172.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.
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And coming up in sports, The Redskins make a change in the front office Greg Biffle wins the Michigan 200 truck race.
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And Nolan Ryan is set to enter baseball's hall of fame.
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The Washington Redskins new management made a change in the front office.
Charlie Casserly was forced out as general manager and named a consultant to the new owner.
Vinny Cerrato formerly of the San Francisco 49-ers takes over as the Redskins director of player personnel.


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Increased Lane Stadium seating capacity, record ticket sales, and the highest pre-season rankings ever are all signs the rise of Virginia Tech Football is nearing completion.
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The Tech football office has also been upgraded, especially the painting on the wall that visitors see when they enter the office. It is the work of North Carolina based painter Tom Gallo, who has also created similar work for Tennessee and Florida State. It was completed this past spring and Coach Beamer still isn't sure of it.
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Chris Holt struck out five and scattered seven hits over seven innings as Houston beat San Diego 5 to 2.
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Manager Larry Dierker throwing out the first pitch to his brain surgeon Rob Parrish.
Houston jumped out to the 2 to nothing lead then Russ Johnson gets all of this pitch sending it over the left field wall for a solo homer and the Astros led the game 4 to nothing.
San Diego got on the board with this two run homer by Reggie Sanders over the left field wall but the Padres still trailed the Astros by a score of 5 to 2.
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The Astros called on Billy Wagner to close the door and he strikes out the side in the ninth as Houston beats San Diego 5 to 2.
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The best 15 and 16 year old baseball players in the state are in the Roanoke Valley for the Senior League State Tournament.
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Teams representing 15 districts are playing for the state title and ultimately a shot at the Little League World Series.
The tournament is held at a different location every year.
This is the first time the it been played in our area.
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The Covington team from District 12 entered the tournament undefeated.
You can catch the games from 8:30 to 5:30 on Sunday and nine to five on weekedays.
The competition goes on through Wednesday.
All games will be played at Starkey Field and Cave Spring High School in Roanoke County.
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Tomorrow at Cooperstown, 4 baseball players will officially become members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Leading the way is pitcher Nolan Ryan. Ryan, the all time strikeout leader among pitchers, received 491 votes second to the amount Tom Seaver received in 1992.
And Ryan is returning to upstate New York were his baseball career began.
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George Brett, Robin Yount and Orlando Cepeda will join Ryan as the newest members of the hall and all 4 are going in on their first year of eligibility.

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Greg Biffle held off the field over the final 10 laps and he takes the checkered flag winning the Michigan 200 Truck race.
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Stacy Compton was having a good run and he was the leader af the halfway point of the race he finished sixth.
Biffle had to hold off Jay Sauter to get the Win, his fifth on the circuit this season.
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Jimmy Hensley was third, Jack Sprague fourth and Joe Ruttman fifth.

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Lance Armstrong is one stage away from winning the Tour De France. Armstrong captutred his third straight time trial today to lead the race by more than 7 minutes.
Armstrong only needs to hang in the middle of the pack as the Tour ends tomorrow with an 89 and a half mile ride into Paris.

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