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On News 7 at SIX tonight
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We'll hear from the union President at Rubatex- -for the first time in the 9-week old strike- -as the company interviews replacement workers.
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And changing boundaries of his district may have Virgil Goode hemmed in closer to the G-O-P.

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Tonight on News 7 sports, Shayne Graham and Mike Vick capture Big East player of the week honors. The Radford Highlanders are ready to tip off another hoop season tomorrow night.
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And Dale Jarrett is poised to make a little history this weekend in Homestead, Florida.
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Temperatures soared to record territory today--
Expect another warm day tomorrow with plenty of sunshine.
The springlike details are coming up. [open]
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A two vehicle crash is tying up traffic on Interstate 81 near Dixie Caverns.
State police say several people were hurt, and there is possibly one fatality.
The accident happened about an hour ago.
Initial reports say two passenger vehicles were involved; one overturned.
Motorists heading south are advised to get off the interstate at the Dixie Caverns exit.
We hope to have a report from the scene later in the newscast.

[Rubatex]


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Bedford's biggest employer made good on a threat today.
It started interviewing prospective new employees... people who would permanently replace union workers... as the strike enters its ninth week.
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Scott Goldberg was in Bedford today and has more on the story tonight.
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Keith ... for more than two months now a federal mediator working on this case tells us he's talked to both sides but can't get them together.
Both sides tell reporters they'd like to meet with each other.
But what happened today ... the company letting temporary workers apply for permanent jobs ... made it look like the process was walking away from the bargaining table.
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The picketers normally scattered across Rubatex's Bedford campus all stood in one place today...
Their eyes and insults aimed at replacement workers looking for permanent jobs.
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((QUICK!!! NATS -- SCAB!))
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It was one of the rowdier days in a strike that's seen 9 people arrested.
Bedford police came out to make sure punches didn't fly with the insults.
Rubatex security guards came armed with camcorders ... hoping to record evidence if things got ugly.
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((RICHARD WALKER/UNION PRESIDENT: WE'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG. THIS IS OUR LEGAL RIGHT. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO PICKET. AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO IT.))
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Union president Richard Walker ... speaking publicly for the first time ... said it's about time to get back to bargaining.
But he hasn't requested a meeting with the company in writing or on the phone.
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((WALKER: IT'S GONNA TAKE SOMETHING. I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT.))
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All it would take, says Rubatex, is the union telling the company it wants to sit down.
But the union insists the company won't listen.
And though the company insists it's willing to talk ... it also insists it won't change its final offer.
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What's always been in dispute is wages, mandatory overtime and a health plan.
But every week now it seems the two sides dispute something new.
Today .. for example .. the company said more than a hundred people came in to apply for new jobs.
But picketers said by their count of people visiting the factory .. the applicant pool stood at 15.
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating Sunday's fatal fire in Stuart.
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Today, firefighters handed the job of monitoring a few smoldering woodpiles over to International Paper and the plant's 114 employees.
The fire killed two contractors who were dismantling a wooden silo.
Yesterday, emergency personnel said the contractors MAY have sparked the fire by using a cutting torch.
OSHA says ITS investigation could take several months.
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A Committee of Cadets has decided there's no room at Virginia Military Institute for the five rats who beat up one of their classmates Friday.
The Executive Committee recommended they be dismissed. The Commandant, the Dean and the Superintendent all agreed. So the five freshmen began packing their bags last night.
Their dismissal comes just four days after the five men entered the barracks room of Theodore Frances, wrapped him up in his bedroll and beat him about the head and shoulders, a stunt Major General Josiah Bunting called "reprehensible."

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An execution scheduled for tonight would tie Virginia's modern record for a single year, a record set last year.


Only the U.S. Supreme Court or Governor Gilmore can stop tonight's execution.
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[TAKE FULL PAGE]
Thomas Lee Royal, Junior, is scheduled to die by lethal injection, for killing a Hampton police officer. Royal would be the 13th person executed in Virginia this year.
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Virgil Goode may not have a choice. Still ahead, why Goode may have to switch .. to survive.
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And why are these people so happy? A university gets big money, its biggest gift ever.
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Fiercely independent for years, Congressman Virgil Goode may be weeks away from joining a new team.
The Republican takeover of the statehouse means the G-O-P controls the political map in 2001.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
We've been talking about a party switch for Goode since he was in the state Senate... or even seeing him running as an independent.
What's new?
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It is the newly elected General Assembly that redraws the state and congressional political districts for the next decade.
Today, we asked Governor Jim Gilmore what would happen to Virgil Goode if he doesn't join the G-O-P.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: YOU MEAN, WHAT DO YOU MEAN WOULD HAPPEN? YOU MEAN LIKE SOMEONE WOULD HURT HIM OR SOMETHING? BEAT HIM UP OR SOMETHING?))
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They could hurt him politically.
They could, in fact, pull the rug out from under a politician so popular he can defy his party most of the time, but keep Democratic support.
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((SABATO: ELECTIONS DO HAVE CONSEQUENCES. AND ONE CONSEQUENCE FOR VIRGIL GOODE IS THAT HE IS NO LONGER A FREE SPIRIT.))
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Take a look at the redistricting map.
Democrat Rick Boucher looks strong in the ninth district to the west.
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((LARRY SABATO: BOUCHER IS SAFER SIMPLY BECAUSE HE'S SAFE ON THREE SIDES. YOU CAN'T CHANGE THE BOUNDARIES OF STATES TO REDISTRICT. IF YOU COULD, THE REPUBLICANS WOULD DO IT.))
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But his district must grow, to make up for declining population.
North would cut into Republican Bob Goodlatte's sixth district.
But simply carving out the part of Virgil Goode's fifth district where he lives in Franklin County would pit Goode against Boucher on Boucher's home turf.
Sabato says, even though the map won't take effect until 2002, Republicans will draw the lines in 2001.
So it's now or never for Goode to play ball.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: IT IS HE WHO HAS TO CROSS THAT BRIDGE. IT IS HE WHO HAS TO COME TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND SUGGEST THAT HE WISHES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS.))
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For his part, Congressman Goode says only that he will seek re-election.
Details will follow after the first of the year.
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Q&A KEITH: Why do Republicans care? ELLEN: Other than that he's tough to beat, so they'd rather he join them-- they'd also like to see one more Republican organizing vote in the battle for control of Congress.
Northern Virginia Congressman Tom Davis actually has made converting Virgil Goode job one, as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Q&A KEITH: If Goode doesn't switch and gets redistricted... who might run in the 5th district?[Party-Loyalty]


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Party loyalty will be sorely tested in Virginia's new power paradigm.
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A Republican state Senator -- who supported his son winning a Sheriff's seat as a Democrat -- tried to publicly bury the hatchet today with the Governor.
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((MY LIFE IS COMPLICATED ENOUGH WITHOUT A GOVERNOR ON MY BACK. SO IT'S NOT A COMFORTABLE THING TO KNOW THAT YOU'RE AT ODDS WITH THE GOVERNOR. BUT I DONT' THINK WE'RE AT ODDS ANY LONGER.))
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Barry says he won't switch parties, unless Republican leaders actually try to strip him of a committee chairmanship or his seniority.
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A Republican defection would mean an evenly split Senate.
Party defections are more likely in the House, where Democrats NO longer feel party pressure... and Republicans want to pick up two more seats so they can throw out a power-sharing agreement.
The hottest Republican prospect right now: Abingdon Democrat Joe Johnson.

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Presidential politics were also in play in Virginia today, as Republican hopeful John McCain brought his campaign to Hampden- Sydney College near Farmville.
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McCain got a rousing welcome from the crowd of students, faculty and alumni that came to hear his speech.
But most of the state's Republican hierarchy is supporting Governor George W. Bush for the nomination.
McCain says there's still time for him to close the gap.
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((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: IT'S GOING TO TAKE EXACTLY WHAT WE DID IN NEW HAMPSHIRE WHEN WE STARTED OUT AT ZERO FOUR MONTHS AGO. I'M SURE WE'RE A LITTLE BETTER THAN THAT IN VIRGINIA AND THAT'S HARD WORK, LOTS OF SUPPORT AND LOTS OF PEOPLE THAT KNOW ME AND WILL BE OUT THERE WORKING FOR US. I'M SURE WE'LL DO VERY WELL HERE IN VIRGINIA, JUST AS WE ARE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SOUTH CAROLINA.))
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McCain aides say their candidate will probably come back to Virginia in about two months.
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Three-hundred-42 individual employees at the Radford Arsenal have sued Alliant Tech Systems.
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They allege noise levels at the Arsenal have caused hearing losses that include total deafness in some cases.
The complaint mirrors a case heard two years ago in Minnesota, where Alliant is headquartered. A State judge THER

E sided with the company.
The cause of action filed in federal court today claims a company physician concealed the severity of the hearing loss that workers sustained and concealed the relationship between conditions at the plant and workers' injuries.
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Last time your company paid for a listing in the yellow pages, the money might well have gone to a con artist.
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That's because several companies slap those walking fingers and bright yellow symbols on bill to cheat you out of hundreds of dollars. The Better Business Bureau calls this Protect Your Business Week.
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((YOU MIGHT CASH THIS CHECK BUT IN THE FINE PRINT ON THE BACK OF THE CHECK SAYS THAT BY CASHING THIS $3.50 CHECK YOU AGREE TO A $12.50 CHARGE PER MONTH FOR SOME SORT OF INTERNET CONNECTION.))
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Wheeler says these may be misleading but they are legal. If you send examples of scams into the Better Business Bureau or the Postal Inspector, they say at least they can warn others NOT to sign those checks.
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[Radford-Donation]


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It was a historic day at Radford University.
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This morning-- the McGlothlin Foundation donated one and a half million dollars to the school's capital campaign.
It was the largest single gift the university has ever received.
The donation was made in honor of Sally Ann Cook McGlothlin and her parents.
McGlothlin graduated from Radford in 1936 and went on to teach school and later raised a family.
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((MICHAEL MCGLOTHLIN/SALLY MCGLOTHLIN'S SON; A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW, NO ONE MAY REMEMBER WHO WE ARE OR WHAT WE SAID STILL THE GOOD LIVES ON, THE GOOD THAT RADFORD COLLEGE DID WHEN MY MOM AND AUNT MYRTLE WAS STUDENTS, LIVES ON TODAY AND THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY ON BEHALF OF THE FAMILY TO REPAY SOME OF THAT.))
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It was also announced today-- that the school's new International Education building will bear the name of Sally Cook McGlothin.
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - Dale and Ned talk about how sweet another driving title in the Jarrett family would be. The Radford Highlanders are poised for their exhibition opener.
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And Shayne Graham relives Saturday's big kick and flashes back 7 years to a similar kick that had similar results.
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For kicking West Virginia while the Mountaineers were down this past Saturday night, Virginia Tech's Shayne Graham has been named the Big East Conference's special teams player of the week. But if you know your Shayne Graham history, you know game winning kicks are nothing special.
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The Radford University Highlanders have an exhibition game of their own tomorrow night at the Dedmon Center against Court Authority.
It should be a good early season test for the team.
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Arrington, the former all state performer from Liberty High School, is making a big impression with his teammates.


He transferred in at mid-year from Fort Union last year and he is expected to play a number of positions.
Another familiar face on the team is true freshman Jess Seamon, who last year was lighting up the Roanoke Valley District at Cave Spring.


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Dale Jarrett can wrap up the points title with a finish of eighth or better this weekend in Homestead, Florida.
If he does, he and his dad Ned will join Lee and Richard Petty as the only father and son combinations to win Winston Cup titles.
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Updating tonight's top story now ...
Southbound traffic is moving past an accident along Interstate 81 near Dixie Caverns.
State police say several people were hurt, and there is possibly one fatality.
Lifeguard 10 responded. Some of the victims are being taken to Lewis-Gale Hospital in Salem; others are being taken to Carilion-Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
We will have the latest information on News 7 at 11.


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