[7E-Rubatex]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-43 8:47]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


Rubatex officials say they're waiting at the bargaining table...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

while members of the United Steelworkers local 240 go on strike.
Contract negotiations broke down last week.
The picketers wouldn't say what they wanted from Rubatex ... and the company said it has no idea when negotiations might resume.
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[SOT 15:47:02////////15:57:06]
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[IN Q=CAN YOU TELL ME]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: CAN YOU TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT WHY YOU'RE STRIKING? WORKER: READ THE SIGN. GOLDBERG: THE SIGN SAYS "UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES." WHAT ARE THE "UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES?" WORKER: YOU'LL FIND OUT SOON. THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.//////////JIM LAURIN/RUBATEX NEGOTIATOR: WE WERE PROMISED WE WOULD BE INFORMED ... WE NEVER HEARD ANYTHING. THEY STARTED THIS STRIKE WITHOUT US EVER KNOWING.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Laurin/Rubatex Negotiator; 15]
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[VO-NAT]


The company says the issues are wages, overtime and health insurance.
Rubatex is Bedford's biggest employer.
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[7E-Valley-Metro]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-24 2:03:40]
[GRAPHIC=Valley Metro]


At valley Metro in Roanoke, union workers ARE TALKING about yesterday's contract vote.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The vote came just as the current contract expired.
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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[7E-Glitter]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:16:53]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


What once was a textile plant will transform into a high-tech engineering firm in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Systems Techniques of Virginia plans to expand from their Roanoke County plant to the old Glitter sewing factory in Botetourt County.
That means more high-tech jobs.
The company makes automated machines for customers like Mitsubishi, Norfolk Southern and Yankee Candle.
They hope to get more clients from Botetourt's Greenfield Industrial Park.
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[SOT 9:57:54]
[IN Q=We look at that corridor]

((WE LOOK AT THAT CORRIDOR DOWN THROUGH THERE TO BE A HIGH GROWTH AREA AND I ALSO LIVE THERE SO THAT'S AN ADDED PLUS FOR ME.))
[SUPER=01-Shawn Hylton/Systems Technology of Virginia;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=plus for me]
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[VO-NAT]


The planning commission voted to rezone the Glitter plant from light to medium industry last night to make way for S-T-I.
The company hopes to be up and running in Botetourt by next spring.
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[75-Flood-Project]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=599-15 15:10]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Control]


City engineers are giving taxpayers more time to comment before spending a million dollars of their money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The money would go to move 39 mobile homes in the Hannah Court Mobile Home Park.
Otherwise, they must scrap ten years of work on the Roanoke River Flood Reduction Project.
Angela Cavalier is one of many mobile home owners who wants to move.
Construction noise drives her nuts, and the project has narrowed the river.
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[SOT 13:00:27]
[IN Q=The beauty of the]

((THE BEAUTY OF THE BACKYARD IS GONE. WE HAVE CANOE, WE CANNOT TAKE CANOE ANYMORE. WE LOST OUR FUN. SO THIS WAY I THINK IS THE BEST THING.))
[SUPER=01-Angela Cavalier/Mobile Home Owner;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=it's the best thing]
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[VO-NAT]


Business owners who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in the flood of 85 say it's definitely worth it to move the mobile homes.
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[SOT 12:13:53]
[IN Q=This is one]

((THIS IS ONE OF THE AREAS IN THE CITY REMAINING THAT HAS ROOM TO BUILD ANYTHING BUT AS LONG AS THAT FLOOD THREAT REMAINS, IT PROHIBITS THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Lucian Grove, Sr./Contracting Enterprises, Inc.;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=it prohibits that]
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[VO-NAT]


When taxpayers let the city take out a seven and a half million dollar bond for the project ten years ago, they were told NO homes would be taken.
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[anchor=Melanie]
[graphic=Hold]


The city floodplains committee will discuss the issue in about a month.

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Taking a look now at your tuesday weather...it'll be partly cloudy with winds out the northeast. Temperatures will be seasonable with high's in the upper 70's to low 80's. Tonight will cloud up and there is a chance of showers. Temperatures will be in the low 60's. The extended calls for....



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[45E-Car-thefts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A three day crime spree through two counties has ended with the arrest of two teenagers.
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[VO-NAT]


Henry County officials say 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.
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[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=none]


Authorities say they also stole a Camaro and a church van, led authorities on an all-night manhunt Sunday night and rammed a patrol car while trying to escape.

[45E-Carroll-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Carroll Co. Fatal Accident]


And what appeared to be a routine police stop ended in a deadly car crash.
State police say, yesterday a trooper attempted to pull over a motorist in Hillsville.
But they say after stopping 50-year old Ernest Quesinberry , sped off on Route 58.
He was killed when his jeep ran off the road, hit a culvert and flipped.

[45E-Campbell-Jury]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-32 53:37]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


A campbell County man has been cleared of charges in connection with the shooting death of his wife.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./File Tape]


A grand jury yesterday declined to indict 27-year old Douglas Pendleton on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.
Pendleton had told police he was showing his wife a gun when the weapon accidentally fired.
28-year old Jennifer Pendleton died of a single gunshot wound to the neck.
Prosecutor Neil Vener (VEN-er) says unless new evidence comes to light, the case is closed.
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[45E-Salem-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-35]
[GRAPHIC=School Safety]


The issue of school Safety took center stage last night in Salem.
Parents and
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[VO-NAT]

school officials attended the first meeting for the Salem School Safety and Security Task Force.
[SUPER=03-Salem]


UVA psychology professor Dewey Cornell spoke to the group and says there is more then one solution to school violence.
Cornell says schools are making progress but there is a lack of resources for students.
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[SOT 19:49:38]
[IN Q=Very often]

((DEWEY CORNELL/UVA PSYCH PROFESSOR: VERY OFTEN WE CAN IDENTIFY THE TROUBLED YOUNGSTER BUT DON'T HAVE THE PERSONNEL AND THE TIME TO SPEND WITH THEM AND DEAL WITH THEIR PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Dewey Cornell/UVA Psychology Professor]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=with their problems]
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[VO-NAT]


The Salem School Safety and Security Task Force was authorized by the Salem School Board in July to examine safety issues.
The group will hold security meetings in each Salem school and then report to the board.
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[45Roanoke-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=SOLs]


The Roanoke City School Board is changing its 17 year old promotion and retention policy on the heels of the new Standards of Learning exams.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


During a public hearing last night at Patrick Henry High School the school board described the new policy as specific guidelines for students who need intervention when they are doing poorly in school, based on scores from S-O-L tests.
This could mean tutoring, extra assignments, or summer school.
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[SOT 16:36:32]
[INQ=]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SUPERINTENDENT: THE POLICY IS JUST TO BE VERY SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ARE REQUIRED FOR OUR STUDENTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THE NEXT GRADE LEVEL.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City Superintendent;]
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[OUTQ=next grade level]
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[VO-NAT]


The board has been discussing the revisions since the 97-98 school year.
Superintendent Harris says, over all, parents are happy with the new policy and want schools to do what ever they can so their child is not held back.
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[45Greenbrier-Gambling]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Greenbrier Gambling]


Federal prosecutors are investigating a bill that could allow gambling at the Greenbrier.
The West Virginia state senator who introduced the bill allegedly took money from a politically prominent wrecking service owner-- looking for state business.
The state senator has since resigned.
The newly-proposed casino facility would be located in what was a top secret nuclear fallout shelter for Congress.


[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=CUTIN]
[WRITER=KMC]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Taking a moment now to check the Tuesday forecast...
Partly cloudy and a bit breezy today with highs around 80.
Clouding up tongiht, with a chance of showers and lows in the 60s.
The five day forecast turns wet and windy for the rest of the work week.
Highs in the 70s...lows in the 50s.



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[8E-Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-43 8:47]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


Rubatex officials say they're waiting at the bargaining table...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

while members of the United Steelworkers local 240 go on strike.
Contract negotiations broke down last week.
The picketers wouldn't say what they wanted from Rubatex ... and the company said it has no idea when negotiations might resume.
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[SOT 15:47:02////////15:57:06]
[******BUMP SOTS******]
[IN Q=CAN YOU TELL ME]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: CAN YOU TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT WHY YOU'RE STRIKING? WORKER: READ THE SIGN. GOLDBERG: THE SIGN SAYS "UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES." WHAT ARE THE "UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES?" WORKER: YOU'LL FIND OUT SOON. THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.//////////JIM LAURIN/RUBATEX NEGOTIATOR: WE WERE PROMISED WE WOULD BE INFORMED ... WE NEVER HEARD ANYTHING. THEY STARTED THIS STRIKE WITHOUT US EVER KNOWING.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Laurin/Rubatex Negotiator; 15]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=EVER KNOWING]
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[VO-NAT]


The company says the issues are wages, overtime and health insurance.
Rubatex is Bedford's biggest employer.
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[8E-Salem-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-35]
[GRAPHIC=School Safety]


In Salem, safety was a key issue for school officials and parents.
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[VO-NAT]


Last night was the first meeting for the Salem School Safety and Security Task Force.
[SUPER=03-Salem]


UVA psychology professor Dewey Cornell spoke to the group and says there is more then one solution to school violence.
Cornell says schools are making progress but there is a lack of resources for students.
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[SOT 19:49:38]
[IN Q=Very often]

((DEWEY CORNELL/UVA PSYCH PROFESSOR: VERY OFTEN WE CAN IDENTIFY THE TROUBLED YOUNGSTER BUT DON'T HAVE THE PERSONNEL AND THE TIME TO SPEND WITH THEM AND DEAL WITH THEIR PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Dewey Cornell/UVA Psychology Professor]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=with their problems]
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[VO-NAT]


The Salem School Safety and Security Task Force was authorized by the Salem School Board in July to examine safety issues.
The group will hold security meetings in each Salem school and then report to the board.
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[8E-Car-thefts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A three-day crime spree through two counties is over after State police and authorities apprehended and arrested two teenagers.
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[VO-NAT]


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.
(------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=none]


Authorities say they also stole a Camaro and a church van, led authorities on an all-night manhunt Sunday night and rammed a patrol car while trying to escape.

[85-Marina-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=599-13 24:58]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Investigators are still looking for the cause of the fire that sent hundreds of boats up in flames -
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[VO-NAT]

[13:30:50]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach]

when a storage facility caught fire last night in Virginia Beach.
The flames consumed 540 boats and caused the 40-foot-tall steel-frame warehouse to collapse.
Two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation.
There's no dollar estimate on the damage yet... But the Lynnhaven Marine Boatel and its contents were a total loss.



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[85-Flood-Project]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=599-15 15:10]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Control]


City engineers are waiting for the taxpayers to give their input before spending a million dollars of their money.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The money would go to move 39 mobile homes in the Hannah Court Mobile Home Park.
Otherwise, they must scrap ten years of work on the Roanoke River Flood Reduction Project.
Angela Cavalier is one of many mobile home owners who wants to move.
Construction noise drives her nuts, and the project has narrowed the river.
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[SOT 13:00:27]
[IN Q=The beauty of the]

((THE BEAUTY OF THE BACKYARD IS GONE. WE HAVE CANOE, WE CANNOT TAKE CANOE ANYMORE. WE LOST OUR FUN. SO THIS WAY I THINK IS THE BEST THING.))
[SUPER=01-Angela Cavalier/Mobile Home Owner;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=it's the best thing]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Business owners who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in the flood of 85 say it's definitely worth it to move the mobile homes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:13:53]
[IN Q=This is one]

((THIS IS ONE OF THE AREAS IN THE CITY REMAINING THAT HAS ROOM TO BUILD ANYTHING BUT AS LONG AS THAT FLOOD THREAT REMAINS, IT PROHIBITS THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Lucian Grove, Sr./Contracting Enterprises, Inc.;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=it prohibits that]
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[VO-NAT]


When taxpayers let the city take out a seven and a half million dollar bond for the project ten years ago, they were told NO homes would be taken.
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[anchor=]
[graphic=Hold]


The city floodplains committee will discuss the issue in about a month.

[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=CUTIN]
[WRITER=KMC]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Let's take one more look at the Tuesday forecast...
Partly cloudy skies today with a northeasterly breeze and highs around 80.
Clouding up tonight, with a chance of showers and lows of 60 to 65.
The five day outlook is rainy and windy, as Hurricane Floyd likely moves up the southeast coast.
Highs in the 70s...lows in the 50s.
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