[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

A strike a Rubatex, but we're still waiting to hear why. That tops News 7 at 6.
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[VO-NAT]


And what's going on here? Find out why rookie officers are driving on a runway.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, a recap of the Redskins-Cowboys shootout is on the way, along with more an attitude check of the Cavs from UVa.
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[VO-NAT]


And Ricky Rudd and Robert Yates officially form NASCAR's newest tag team.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


The tropics headline our weather broadcast this evening as very large and very powerful Floyd heads toward the coast. [open]
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[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[VO-NAT]


They're striking and won't say why. Union workers walk the picket lines, while Bedford's biggest employer waits at the bargaining table.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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

[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-43 07:22]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex On Strike]


The union that represents four hundred-11 workers at Rubatex went on strike this morning.
Workers say they'll stay on strike as long as it takes, but that's all they'll say.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg is in Bedford tonight, where company officials are bracing for a tough battle.
[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
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[SUPER=01-Jim Laurin/Rubatex Negotiator; 1:04]
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[OUT Q=never optimistic.]




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[Double Boxes=Jean & Scott/Microwave]


[Valley-Metro]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-24 2:03:40]
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Union bus drivers at Valley Metro in Roanoke ARE talking about THEIR job situation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The driver's contract expired yesterday, just as they voted on whether to accept a new deal.
Today all the buses were rolling, and union officials confirmed the contract was approved.
Valley Metro officials say the drivers received a pay raise and a better deal on their medical insurance.
The company is happy with the length of the new contract, nearly three years- It expires in June of 2002.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
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Hurricane Floyd is still heading toward Florida, but the Carolinas remain a likely target. Meteorologist Robin Reed has the latest on Floyd from our Weather Center.
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[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:00:15]
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A grand jury is next in line to weigh the evidence against a Wythe County woman accused in a "murder for hire" scheme.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/June 8;]


A judge today certified the charges against Julia Alderman to the November grand jury.
The 34-year old is accused of trying to hire three women to kill her romantic rival.
Pulaski investigators say Alderman was having an affair with a married man and wanted to have his wife killed.
Alderman is currently free on bond.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-32 53:37]
[GRAPHIC=Campbell County Grand Jury]


A grand jury has decided "not" to indict a Campbell County man for the shooting death of his wife last spring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./May]


27-year old Douglas Pendleton told police he was showing his wife a gun inside their home on Crestview Drive when the weapon accidentally fired.
28-year old Jennifer Pendleton died of a single gunshot wound to the neck.
Prosecutors had sought to indict Pendleton on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.
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[Sentence-Appeal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Va Death Penalty]


The next person scheduled for execution in Virginia is asking Governor Gilmore for clemency.
Everett Lee Mueller claims he lied to police , when he confessed to raping and killing a ten year girl in Chesterfield County nine years ago.
Lee is scheduled for execution Thursday. At this point, only Gilmore or the U-S Supreme court can stop it.

[Tease#1]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


It's dipping again ... another sinkhole on the interstate. The details are just ahead on News 7 at 6.
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[LIVE=Tina full/Microwave]
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((I'm Tina Tenret here at a mobile home court where 39 families might move -- costing taxpayers a million dollars. Find out why -- next.))
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[Flood-Project]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
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[TAPE#=99-26 1:50:28]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Flood Control]


Leaders of Roanoke's flood reduction project want to give the public more notice before they recommend spending an extra million dollars and moving 39 homes.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Tina/Microwave]


Tina Tenret is at the Hannah Mobile Home Court to explain.
[Live=Tina Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Tina1;]
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Jean, you can call this trailer park the sacrificial lamb.
39 families here might have to move to protect the rest of Roanoke from floods.
But nobody's bothered to notify these homeowners.
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[IN Q=Project leaders]
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[SUPER=01-Angela Cavalier/Mobile Home Owner; :22]
[SUPER=01-Lucian Grove, Sr./Contracting Enterprises Inc.; 1:04]
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[OUT Q=threat of the flood]


Project leaders say either the city pays an extra million dollars to move these families, or ten years of work on the Roanoke River Flood Reduction Project goes down the drain.
The whole project gets scrapped.
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[IN Q=I've been here]

((ANGELA CAVALIER: I'VE BEEN HERE SIX MONTHS.))
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Angela Cavalier WANTS to be relocated.
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[IN Q=WE LOST]

((CAVALIER: WE LOST OUR BACKYARD. THERE'S NO WAY WE CAN COME AROUND AND ENJOY THE RIVER ANYMORE.))
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[SOT]
((nat sot construction))
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Construction roars, she says, from dawn til dusk.
Her backyard is a bank of sandbags.
And they've narrowed the Roanoke River.
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[SOT 13:08:44]
[SOT 13:08:55]
[IN Q=The river was]

((THE RIVER WAS WIDE AND YOU COULD WALK A LITTLE BIT INSIDE THE WATER, TAKE THE CANOE BACK AND FORTH AND NOW .... butt butt butt ... WE CAN'T DO ANYMORE.))
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It's all to protect against another flood of 85 when the river rose 15 feet, killed 10 people and trapped many more.
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[SOT 12:10:35]
[IN Q=They were in the office]

((LOU GROVE/CONTRACTORS ENTERPRISE INC: THEY WERE IN THE OFFICE WHICH IS ON THE SECOND FLOOR AND THE ONLY WAY THEY COULD GET OUT WAS TO COME OUT ON THE ROOF AND A BOAT CAME BY AND ROWED THEM OUT TO ROANOKE AVENUE AT A MUCH HIGHER ELEVATION.))
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[OUT Q=MUCH HIGHER ELEVATION]


Lou Grove lost 400-thousand-dollars in the flood -- he thinks it's definitely worth a million dollars to move those mobile homes.
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[SOT 12:14:39]
[IN Q=THERE HAVE BEEN]

((GROVE: THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS OTHER BUSINESSES THAT HAVE MOVED AND OTHER BUSINESSES WHO WOULD HAVE COME IN WHO WON'T BECAUSE OF THE THREAT OF THE FLOOD.))
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[OUT Q=OF THE FLOOD]
[Live=Tina Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


But ten years ago, when taxpayers let the city take out a seven and a half million dollar bond for the project, they were told NO homes would be taken.
Will that bring these long-time flood control plans to a halt?
[Double Boxes=Jean & Tina/Microwave]


The city floodplains committee plans to discuss this issue in about a month, and public comment's welcome.[81-Sink

hole]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Sinkhole]


Some drivers on Interstate 81 are getting that "sinking" feeling .. again.
For the third time in recent weeks, a possible sinkhole is slowing traffic on the interstate in Virginia.
This time, it's well north of us, between Harrisonburg and Winchester. One northbound lane is closed at mile marker 275 until things are fixed up.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


A mostly "down" day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow was able to squueze out a two point gain, but all other major averages were lower, including NASDAQ, down 42.
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
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Henry County deputies say that two teenagers who went on a weekend crime spree in two counties are in custody tonight.
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[Take GFX Page]
18-year old Phillip Chad McMahon of Martinsville and a 15-year-old Pittsylvania County boy are charged with robbing a man at gunpoint and attempting to rob another.
Authorities say they also stole a Camaro and a church van, led authorities on an all-night manhunt and rammed a patrol car trying to escape.
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[Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


An elderly Bedford County woman apparently drowned yesterday while swimming alone in Smith Mountain Lake.
A fisherman found the body of 79-year old Karin A. Dotsenko of Huddleston around 7:00 PM.
Neighbors say Dotsenko often went for afternoon swims in the lake by herself.
"No" foul play is suspected.

[Glitter]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:18:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A high tech engineering firm wants to bring new jobs to Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Systems Technology of Virginia wants to buy the old Glitter sewing plant and expand.
At the Roanoke County branch, eleven people design automated machines for companies like Mitsubishi, Norfolk Southern, and Yankee Candle.
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[SOT 9:59:24]
[IN Q=In the last]

((IN THE LAST TWO YEARS WE'VE SEEN APPROXIMATELY ABOUT A 25 PERCENT GROWTH PER YEAR. IT SEEMS IT'S ACCELERATED IN THE LAST YEAR. WE'VE PRETTY MUCH DOUBLED IN THE PAST TWO YEARS.))
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[OUT Q=in the past two years]
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[VO-NAT]


For the deal to succeed, the Botetourt County planning commission must rezone the Glitter property from light to medium industry.
They decide that tonight.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming your way in sports, an update on Herman Moore's condition - Ricky Rudd officially takes over the 28 car - Steve Mason checks in from UVa.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll take a look back at the Cowboy-Chaos at Redskins' stadium.
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[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-51 1016tc]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS/COWBOYS]


Even if you didn't see it - you've no doubt heard about it - how the Redskins somehow blew a 35-to-14 fourth quarter lead and lost to the Cowboys in overtime yesterday.
I was at Redskins' Stadium and let me tell you what I saw is still hard to believe.
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[IN Q="When your...]
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[SUPER=01-Marco Coleman/Redskins Defensive End; :42]
[SUPER=01-Brad Johnson/382 Yards Passing & 2 TDs; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Jones/Dallas Cowboys Owner; 1:56]
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[OUT Q=...35-TO-14."]

((When your team has a 21 point lead against its biggest rival in front of the biggest crowd it's ever played in front of at home - the last thing you want is a fourth quarter letdown. ((NORV TURNER:))
They may not have relaxed but they sure solidified a place in the Hall of Fame for Aikman, Irvan and Emmitt.
The talented trio got the game to overtime by controlling the clock for over 11 minutes in the final period. ((MARCO COLEMAN:))
When they play Dallas again - you can bet Deion Sanders, Kevin Smith and possibly Leon Lett will be back.
If the Skins are to bounce back - it will take as many mental adjustments as it will physical changes to make things better by Sunday's game with the Giants. ((BRAD JOHNSON:))
The Cowboys comeback ruined the day for new Skins' owner Daniel Snyder, the 34 year old multimillionaire.
After the game we asked Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to give the kid a little advice on how to cope with these type of things.)) ((JERRY JONES/COWBOYS OWNER:))


[S-Moore]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-45 1931tc]
[GRAPHIC=lions]


The Lions defied the odds as well yesterday by beating a good Seahawks team on the road without Barry Sanders in the lineup.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/NFL-Fox; :00]


But now the Lions will have to perform without Herman Moore for the next month. The Danville native sprained his left knee when one of his lineman rolled up on his leg. The injury broke his streak of catching a pass in 107 straight games.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[NEWSCAST=SIX]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-49 tc]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Football]


The Virginia Cavaliers and their walking wounded must heal quickly.
One and oh Wake Forest visits Charlottesville, Saturday, in hopes of spoiling UVA's homecoming bash.
Steve Mason has today's Virginia football media day notes.
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[SUPER=01-Noel LaMontagne/UVA Tri-Captain; :12]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :29]
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVA Head Coach; :37]
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[S-Rudd]


[ANCHOR=6pm]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-33 20435tc]
[GRAPHIC=RUDD]


Ricky Rudd was all smiles today as he confirmed his much rumored driving plans for nest season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]


Rudd will join forces with car owner Robert Yates to try and put the Havoline Thunderbird back in victory lane next season.
Rudd has 300 top 10 finishes in his career.
Texaco also announced today it will sponsor this car through the year 2004.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=V-7]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Last month the Roanoke City school board passed a policy, based on the Standards of Learning, that would help students who are having academic trouble in school.
Tonight the public has its say about the policy.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Kate/Newsroom]


Kate Weidaw joins us from the newsroom with details.
[Live=Kate full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Kate1;]


The SOL's mean students are required to pass a series of tests to move onto the next grade level.
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[VO-NAT 99-18 TC-02:53]


But some parents say the new standards have them concerned about their children being held back.
And they say the teachers care more about test scores, then teaching.
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[Live=Kate full/Newsroom]


A public hearing about changes to the policy takes place at 7 tonight at Patrick Henry High School.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Kate/Newsroom]

We'll have the story tonight on News 7 at 11.




[Driver-Train]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:09:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you hear tires squealing and sirens wailing at the Danville Regional Airport, don't be alarmed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


It's just a high-speed pursuit training exercise for rookie officers and deputies from three counties, Danville and Martinsville.
The rookies have to chase their instructors around hairpin turns on a three-and-a-half mile course, at speeds of about 75 miles an hour.
The exercise is part of 17 weeks of training that the rookies have to go through before they graduate this Friday .. and become full-fledged officers and deputies.
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