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[TALENT=Jean]

Can the cloud of plant closings have a silver lining? Just ahead on News 7, Scott Goldberg with the answer.

Plus a report from Raleigh, where Timothy Buford is in court.
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And help arrives for local farmers, but how long will it help them?
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Coming up in sports, Liberty High School names a new basketball coach, notes from UVA and Tech football squads and

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Winston Cup Points leader Dale Jarrett stops in Southwest Virginia to sign some autographs and talk about this weekend's race in Richmond.
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Getting ready for some big weather changes, especially in the temperature department. Details ahead. [open]
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((These 375 people can find a good job.))
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Layoffs loom as Pluma closes down, but a hot job market should help many workers find new jobs in a hurry.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon. Keith is off tonight.

[Pluma]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Pluma confirmed it today.
The apparel company is shutting down all its operations and laying off 950 workers.
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That includes 375 people in Martinsville where Scott Goldberg is tonight.
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[Buford]


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A Roanoke man is fighting his return to Roanoke .. for the killing of a 19 year old inside a night club last month.
Marya Jones was in Raleigh today where Timothy Buford went before a North Carolina judge for his arraignment.
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Police aren't the only ones happy that Timothy Buford was caught.
Prentice Jordan's family is now feeling some relief.
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For weeks the Jordan family has been wondering when officials would catch up with their son's suspected killer. Jordan's mother says when she sees Buford in court she has one question to ask him.
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((PAM JORDAN/PRENTICE JORDAN'S MOTHER: I WOULD ASK HIM WHY WOULD HE WANT TO TAKE MY SONS LIFE MY SON DIDN'T BOTHER HIM.))
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There are still questions on the Jordan family's mind .. like why did it take police so long to catch up with Buford. We'll hear more from Prentice Jordan's mother plus his sister and cousin will give their thoughts on News 7 at 11.
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Six weeks after animal control officers removed dozens of cats from a house in Salem, the building has been torn down.
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Authorities found more than fifty live cats, and twenty- five dead ones when they were called to the home in late July.
The house on Apperson Drive was declared uninhabitable.
It was torn down today. The former residents still face misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty.
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[Hay]


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It took an army to rescue some farmers in Bedford County today.
The Virginia National Guard trucked in one hundred bales of free hay for those who had called an emergency hotline.
Tina Tenret has the story.
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Carlton Skinnell is a retired schoolteacher and farmer.
He's picking up 14 bales of free hay.
Now he can feed his cows for three more days.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: HOW MUCH DOES THIS HELP? CARLTON SKINNELL/FARMER: A LOT. I HAD ABOUT HALF ENOUGH. I'LL NEED A LOT MORE HAY OR SELL LIVESTOCK.))
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Virginia's National Guard hauled this hay from hog farms in Eastern Virginia -- where the drought hasn't hit quite as hard and lagoons fertilize the crops.
But farmers say this is just a fraction of what they need.
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((STEVE JENKINS/VIRGINIA FARM BUREAU: REALLY WE'RE LOOKING AT A SITUATION WHERE MOST FARMERS ARE GOING TO BE IN DIRE STRAITS AS FAR AS FEEDING NEEDS AND HAY NEEDS AS EARLY AS DECEMBER OR JANUARY.))
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The Farm Bureau can BUY hay in North Carolina and Tennessee.
But delivering it doubles the cost.
And the state pays to ship only donated hay.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: ARE YOU SCARED FOR THE WINTER? CARLTON SKINNELL/FARMER: NO. NO WE'LL SURVIVE.))
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At least for now, they've been bailed out of trouble.
Tina Tenret News7
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN]
Farmers who need hay or water can call this drought hotline -- 888-824-2457.









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A local family sues McDonald's ... and wins. Still ahead, learn why a band-aid was "Exhibit A".
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Later, surf the web or catch TV with a wireless phone. The technology has already arrived at Virginia Tech.
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Governor Gilmore is calling on Boards of Visitors at all Virginia schools to keep a closer eye on their budgets.

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Secretary of Education Wilbert Bryant told the Governor's Higher Education Commission today, student fees increased at almost all state colleges and universities.
He said boards should look for ways to cut excess spending before charging students more money.
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(( ED FLIPPEN/VCU BOARD OF VISITORS; THE BOARD OF VISITORS, THAT'S THE GROUP THAT'S ACCOUNTABLE TO THE TAXPAYER AND THE STUDENTS AND THE PARENTS SO THE GOVERNOR'S REALLY NOT ACTING THE BOARD TO DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN TO CARRY OUT THEIR FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY))
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Governor Gilmore is concerned higher fees will erase the benefits of this year's 20 percent tuition rollback.
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[School-Security]


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A school safety tipline was unveiled by the Governor this spring with great fanfare.
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But today, one week before the 4 SAFE VA (FOR SAFE VIRGINIA) hotline goes into operation, only 50 of the state's 134 school divisions have signed up.
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Crime Commission chairman Ken Stolle (STOLLY) also found out today that police can't guarantee the calls will be anonymous.
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((COL. WAYNE HUGGINS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: YOU KNOW HE'S RIGHT. AND I'M NOT SURE WHAT TO SAY ABOUT THAT. BUT THEN AGAIN, I'M NOT AWARE THAT DISPATCHERS ANYWHERE ARE TOLD THAT IF A PERSON REFUSES TO IDENTIFY THEMSELF YOU DON'T RESPOND.))
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Despite assurances on the website, in the literature, and from the Governor himself, calls may be routed through E-911 systems where addresses will show up.
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Still on the school security issue -- Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley is blasting the American Civil Liberties Union for urging schools to protect students' First Amendment rights.
Earley calls the ACLU's recent letter on the "expressive rights" of students "a misguided attempt...to micro-manage our schools... and to intimidate schoolteachers and administrators."
Late last night, the ACLU convinced a suburban Richmond school to let a 12 year old with pink hair back into school.




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State Senator John Edwards says Virginia should dedicate ALL of its lottery profits to school construction.
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Local school officials, and Democratic office holders joined Edwards outside of Cave Spring High School this morning.
Edwards' plan would devote all lottery revenues to a state trust fund, that would help local governments issue bonds for new construction, renovations, or the purchase of computer technology.
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Edwards is running for re-election and today his opponent said local governments should have the freedom to decide how to spend education dollars.
In a news release, Republican William Fralin said Edwards' plan would force local governments to construct new buildings, whether or not those structures are needed in the long term.

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Wall Street started lower, advanced by mid-day, then finished with a mixed performance. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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State Police are still investigating VMI superintendent Josiah Bunting's use of a school discretionary fund.


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Bunting reportedly used money to buy gifts and flowers, items that fall outside state spending guidelines.
The auditor who reviewed the account won't comment on his findings.
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((WALTER KUCHARSKI/STATE AUDITOR; THAT REPORT HAS BEEN REFERRED TO THE STATE POLICE, WHO HAVE GIVEN IT TO THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY. AT THIS POINT I HAVE NO COMMENT BECAUSE I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THEY STAND ON THAT REVIEW.))
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Rockbridge County Commonwealth's attorney Gordon Saunders says he's still researching the case, and won't make a decision for several more days.
VMI's Board of Visitors says it supports Bunting's actions.


[Wireless]


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Wireless communication could one day bring high speed Internet access to the most remote areas.
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Virginia Tech and a private company are developing a system that will transmit information over the Internet, as well as telephone and television using WIRELESS communication.
Today, the two demonstrated their work, which is already up and running on campus.
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DEO SERVICES, VERY HIGH BAND, HIGH QUALITY CONTINUOUS INTERNET SERVICES AND GOOD QUALITY TELEPHONE SERVICE ALL OVER THE SAME LINK.)
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Virginia Tech is the only university in the nation that has the license necessary to work in the field of wireless communication.
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[McDonalds]


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A fast food restaurant in Christiansburg has been ordered to pay damages to a child who gagged on a "Band-aid" while eating.
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The little boy's mother says the bandaid was in an order of biscuit and gravy that she bought at the McDonald's on North Franklin Street two years ago.
Christy Krafft says she noticed her son was having trouble chewing so she told him to spit his food out.
She says that's when she realized her son was chewing on a bandaid that appeared to have blood on it.
Since then-- the boy and his mother, who was also eating sausage gravy, have both been tested for H-I-V.
Both have tested negatively.
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This afternoon-- a judge ordered the restaurant to pay the child 25-hundred dollars in damages.
The restaurant's attorney maintains McDonald's was not at fault because the cook's wear gloves, adding the restaurant was never cited by the health department.
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[Sports tease]


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Dale Jarrett has some thoughts on the Winston Cup points race, a former wasp says give me Liberty
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and Mike Stevens has the story of a Hokie who comes into Saturday's game wearing many hats.
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[S-JARRETT]


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Rick Mast's two day charity event for the Rockbridge Area Free Clinic wrapped up today with a celebrity golf tournament.
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Last night, points leader Dale Jarrett and other NASCAR drivers got things started with an autograph session.
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Jarrett is on top of the of the Winston Cup standings, 168 points ahead of Mark Martin.
He's seen his lead decrease because of poor showings in the last two races.
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The driver's head to Richmond this weekend.
Jarrett's done well there, wining the The Pontiac Excitement 400 in May.
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[S-Liberty]


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Sources tell News 7 sports that Derek Elmore will officially be named the new Liberty high school boys head coach tomorrow night at the Bedford School Board Meeting.
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Elmore will replace Mark Hanks, who left the Minutemen program recently. Elmore has served as an assistant under Hanks for the last two seasons. That's Elmore with the dark hair on your left. He played at Northside and then at ODAC power Emory & Henry.
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[S-Kar]


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One NFL note, former Virginia offensive lineman Doug Karzewski, who helped coach kids over the summer at the All-Stars Football Clinic, was cut by the New York Jets, but sources say he has been signed by the two time defending world champion Denver Broncos. He will most likely play on the practice squad.
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[S-UVA]


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Virginia travels to Clemson this weekend for an ACC clash in Death Valley,
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a place that gave new life to Marshall last week. The Thundering Herd beat the Tigers 13-10 and handed Clemson coach Tommy Bowden his first loss since November of 1997. One key for the Tigers will be catching UVa''s Thomas Jones by the tail.
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((CHAD CARSON/CLEMSON LINEBACKER:)) ((TOMMY BOWDEN/CLEMSON HEAD COACH:))
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[S-Nick]


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Virginia Tech plays UAB for the third time in school history Saturday at home in front of a sellout crowd. But Mike Stevens says the main concern for the Blazers will be scoring.
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(-------------)((Back in 1997 the Hokies smothered the Blazers on Worsham Field and posted an easy 37-to-nothing win.

Last year it was even more devastating - a 41-to-nothing rout in Birmingham.
But this Blazer team is improved as witnessed by its near upset of Missouri last weekend. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((NICK SORENSEN:))
Michael Vick isn't the only one coming back from an injury this week. Linebacker Jake Houseright has also been cleared by doctors to practice this week and he will likely play on Saturday. In Blacksburg Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))



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