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After a month of negotiating, Valleydale and its' union,The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, have finally reached an agreement.
Union members ratified the new contract today.
Joy Sutton has details.
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(( The new five year contract was supported by an overwhelming majority of the workers.
The local union represents about 200 Salem meat packers.
Many of the workers say they were very pleased with what the company had to offer.
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((KRIS HUTCHINSON/WORKER:I THINK THEY DID REAL GOOD. THEY CAME UP ON OUR INSURANCE. OUR INSURANCE IS EXCELLENT NOW. WE HAD CRAPPY INSURANCE. WE GET THE MONEY THAT WE WANTED ))
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The new contract will increase wages by 35 cents the first year, 25 cents the third and fourth years, and 40 cents the fifth year.
And workers no longer have to pay a 250-deductible for health care coverage.
But Marlene Dempster voted against the contract.
She says the health benefits are better, but the pay increase isn't high enough..and the company's 401 K plan is useless.
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((MARLENE DEMPSTER/WORKER: WHAT'S THE USE OF HAVING A 401 K IF THE COMPANY DOESN'T MATCH YOUR FUNDS))
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Union Representative Donald Cash says that although the pay increase is not as much as some would like, the company is spending a lot of money on health benefits.
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((DONALD CASH/UNION REPRESENTATIVE:I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO BE MISLED WITH THE WAGE INCREASE, BECAUSE THE SIGNIFICANT COST THE COMPANY IS GOING TO BE FACED WITH IS HEALTH CARE AND THAT GOES INTO AFFECT RIGHT NOW WHICH MEANS THE SAVINGS IS PASSED ONTO OUR MEMBERSHIP RIGHT AWAY))
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Many workers say they feel a renewed sense that the company truly cares about their concerns by providing them with quality benefits and fare wages.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Salem.))



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A 9 year-old boy is in critical condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center after nearly drowning Friday afternoon in a swimming pool at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Hospital Spokesman Tom Urtz says several children swimming at the time spotted Justin Moon lying at the of bottom the pool.
Moon was unconscious when he was pulled to the surface, he was stabilized and later flown to UVA.
Urtz says the hospital believes that the boy was by himself with no adult supervision.
The hospital provides the pool for employees of Centra Health and their families.
Hospital policy requires all children under the age of 14 to be accompanied by an adult.
The incident has been now turned over to The Investigation Bureau of the Lynchburg Police Department. They were unavailable for comment.


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A patient's advocate is saying that residents of the Franklin Manor Adult Rest Home are being moved without having a say in where they are going.
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On July 13-th the L-A-P Care Services announced they were closing their doors by the end of the month. So far about 50 patients have been moved to other L-A-P owned homes in North Carolina and Southwest Virginia. However some say residents think their only choice is to move to a home owned by the same company. This could mean the resident could be further away from their family. L-A-P's regional director says he speaks with each patient to make sure they know where they are going and they are okay with it.


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Bedford independent Lacey Putney is a candidate for Speaker of the House under the Republican majority.
Some analysts say that Putney, who is the the senior member of the General Assembly, is running neck and neck with House GOP Leader Vance Wilkins.
Legislators agree that at this point, no candidate has enough votes to get a majority of GOP incumbents in the House... and the process is meaningless unless Republicans pick up at least one more seat in the upcoming election.

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Govenor Gilmore's decision to study the state's transporation problems rather then act on it has left some Republicans feeling vulnerable. Transportation will be a hot button issue in this fall's legislative elections. Some G-O-P lawmakers say they hope Gilmore is working on a plan to address the issue so the party doesn't look like it's dragging it's heels. Northern Virginia is especially interested in this issue because of the overcrowding.

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Druckenmiller's rape trail has come to an end and now our viewers give us their opinion. Coming up, find out what was said in this week's Feedback.

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Plus if you can't make it to Martha's Vineyard or the JFK memorial to give your condolences, see how thousands are just logging onto the computer. The details coming up in this week's Webwatch.

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Woodstock 99 rocks the web...
And people world-wide are saying goodbye to John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife and sister-in-law online.
More in tonight's WebWatch.
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Many mourners chose to express their grief and condolences to the families involved through websites, such as JFKjrmemorialonline.com. You can attach a message to a virtual flower on a memorial wall... or post your thoughts on the forum.
The site also tells you how to send condolences to the victims families directly.

If there's a movie you REALLY love, why not take a piece of it home with you? Major studios are setting up their own on-line auction site and are bolstering the bottom line by selling off movie props.
Newline Cinema is selling Mini-Me's grand piano from the latest Austin Powers movie... the price is up to 4 thousand.
And over at Universal, the sword of Xena, Warrior Princess could be hanging over YOUR mantle... starting bid... 2 thousand bucks..

There was plenty of peace and love streaming across the internet over the weekend.

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Woodstock online offered a glimps of the performers, people and parties that makes the festival unique.
After it's all over, you can still check out the photo gallery...
There are also video archives of memorable events, like the Dave Matthews Band performance, and the traditional woodstock mudfight.

For links to these sites, click on Webwatch, on the WDBJ website at WDBJ=7.dot.com.))


[Feedback, July 25]


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The rape trial of Jim Druckenmiller was one of the topics in our viewer mail this week.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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((After four days of testimony and argument, a jury in Montgomery County circuit court found the former Virginia Tech quarterback not guilty of raping a female student last March.
But one viewer believed we were guilty of bad judgement.
"The graphic details reported in the Druckenmiller rape trial during the last several broadcasts were unnecessary, offensive and outrageous," he wrote. "These details were immaterial to the story...Such information is better left in the court record rather than beamed into the homes of thousands across the region. I am deeply disturbed at such signs that my hometown station continues to depart from its tradition of accurate and tasteful reporting for the latest tactics characterizing the Springerization of journalism."
Al Bedrosian's spanking of a child in a hospital emergency room brought these comments:
"We need to start rediscovering good old fashioned discipline in an attempt to save our future from anymore Columbine-like disasters. Scapegoating does not solve the problem. Simple discipline, not abuse, will solve the problem...Personally, if my infant's arms were being pulled on despite my admonition to stop that behavior, I would have corrected that child's behavior in the same manner as Mr. Bedrosian."
And there was praise for the piece on the tent revival in Botetourt County.
"I could not have been more pleased with the story that was aired. It was a fair, accurate and honest piece and I simply wanted to say thanks. May God bless you."
Send your letters to News-7 at P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 540-343-7269.
The e-mail address: news@wdbj7.com.
There's also a moderated on-line forum, at wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))





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He's considered one of the most creative chef's in Roanoke.
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Coming up in this week's Virginia Profile meet a cooking master who adds a unique flavor to the area.
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The city paper recently gave him the legend award for most creative Chef in the Roanoke Metro area.
In this weeks Virginia Profile, Joy Sutton takes us into the kitchen of Andy Schlosser.
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((Andy Schlosser has been cooking since he was a kid, helping out in his parents restaurant.
And now he is a chef at the Landing Restaurant on Bernard Landing, that both he and his parents own.
Schlosser never went to school to become a chef but learned many of his techniques from watching television cooking shows.
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((THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL AND WATCHING GREAT CHEF ON A REGULAR BASIS. AND I WAS QUITE RELIGIOUS ABOUT IT, I TAPED THESE THINGS AND CHECK IT OUT)) [RUNS7]
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Schlosser says he creates art with food, tantalizing more than just the mouth, but the eyes as well.
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((QUITE A BIT OF TIME IS SPENT WITH THE PLATE PRESENTATION...THAT'S A BIG PART OF WHAT I DO AND WE LIKE TO HAVE ENOUGH TIME BEFORE IT GOES OUT TO GUESTS TO REALLY PAY ATTENTION TO HOW THE FOOD LOOKS)) [RUNS11]
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A lot of preparation time goes into making the meal...but actual cooking time is usually around five minutes.
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(( A LOT OF VERY HIGH HEAT COOKING, PAN STIRRING, VERY, VERY FRESH PRODUCTS THAT DON'T NEED A WHOLE TIME TO COOK)) [RUNS8]
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Combining the cooking styles of various cultures from French to Carribean...are one of the ways Schlosser creates new dishes.
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((MOST OF THE TIME I COME UP WITH IT IN MY SLEEP... I WAKE-UP AND WRITE THINGS ON THE SIDE OF MY BED)) [RUNS5]
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During the summer season most of the entrees are made with fresh fish, but during the winter months quail, duck, and venison usually make up the main course.
Schlosser hopes to put the Roanoke Valley on the map, as a place to find great food.
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((: ONE OF MY MAIN GOALS IS TO SEE THIS AREA, ROANOKE AND SO FORTH HAVE A LITTLE MORE culinary AWARENESS AND KIND OF BECOME A NEAT CITY FOR RESTAURANTS)) [RUNS8]
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And Schlosser is well on his way to making a name for himself...creating art in the kitchen and making food that many people have come to love.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Franklin County.))


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Bobby Labonte makes a sweep at Pocono today winning the Pennsylvania 500.
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Jeff Gordon and Dale Jarrett work their way through traffice fighing for position in the top 5. Gordon was third and Jarrett fourth after 32 laps.
They were chasing the leader Ward Burton. But Ward blew a tire at the entrance to the tunnel turn hitting the wall and banging up the right side on lap 39.
Ward's brother Jeff was on the move he passes his teammate Mark Martin to take over the fifth spot on the track.
Then Gordon blows a tire on the right side of his car he went a lap down and returned to the track in the 39-th position.
Pole sitter Mike Skinner would cover the field and lead the race at the halfway point.
Rick Mast would lead the race twice once on a green flag stop and then again with over 40 laps to go.
Then Jerry Nadeau taps the rear of Bill Elliott's car sending him into the wall Elliott was running in the top five.
Bobby Labonte would take the lead near the end of the race and he takes the checkered flag winning the Pennsylvania 500 by more than 8 seconds.
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Jarrett was second, Mark Martin third, Tony Stewart was fourth and Wally Dallenbach finished fifth.




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American Lance Armstrong silenced the critics today as he became the second American to win the Tour de France.
Armstrong began today's final stage with a commanding seven-minute and 37 second lead over Swiss rival Alex Zulle and only a disastrous fall could have kept him from a winning ride to the finish line.
Zulle finished second as Armstrongg joins Greg Lemond as the only Americans to capture the Tour de France.
Australia's Robbie McEwen won the 20-th and final stage.


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The Yankees and Indians went at it again this afternoon in the "Big Apple."
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The fans at Yankee Stadium attempting to beat the Heat.
Pitcher Roger Clemens was throwing heat on the mound here he strikes out Omar Vizquel earlyy in the game.
The Yankees would then get on the board First. Derek Jeter gets all of this pitch and it ends up in the right field seats for a solo home run and a 1 to nothing New York lead.
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But the Indians would answer later. Manny Ramirez hits a grounder into left field scoring a run to make the socre 1 to 1 but New York goes on to win it 2 to 1.
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Plenty of action on the diamonds this afternoon lets check out the baseball scores.
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The future stars of NASCAR may be rounding a track in Montvale.
The family oriented sport of Go Cart racing is booming.
Photographer Brent Watts and Denise Allen take us to the track in Bedford County.
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(( At four years old Levi Dooley is traveling the same track as Earnhardts and Waltrips--starting behind the wheel of a go-cart at an early age.
He races in the Pee Wee division at the 460 Speedway in Montvale, but the competition isn't just limited to the little guys.
Sometimes you'll see drivers in their 70's rounding the quarter mile oval.
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Giles has seen the sport grow in his four years of operating the track from 25 cars to 95 go-carts.
NASCAR's popularity is one reason for the growth.
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It's cheaper, but not cheap.
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And this is serious business. The drivers race at tracks from Virginia to Daytona Beach, Florida.
The cars can travel at speeds of 50 to 60 miles per hour.
And on this race day the 460 Speedway gave away a 12-hundred purse.
The track also operates on a points system and at seasons end five thousand dollars will go to the points leader.
And after Levi Dooley gets a few years under his belt he may be a contender.
Denise Allen News 7. ))



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