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Just ahead on News 7, the hammer comes down at Tultex.

Bankruptcy protection, closings and layoffs are just part of the story.
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What kind of work is out there for laid off employees ... and how much?
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Tonight on News 7 sports, Shawsville takes a tough tumble from the state girls basketball tournament. More of those Sports Illustrated magazines featuring the Hokies are on the way.
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[VO-NAT]

And Joe Hamilton is the ACC player of the year.
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Looking a another warm weekend. Showers should hold off until late Sunday. [open]
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Some blame foreign competition ... some blame management. All agree that Tultex's road to recovery will be a rough one.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

Good evening, I'm Melanie Moon. Keith has the night off.

[Numbers-Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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It made money for more than six decades .. but all that changed dramatically in recent years.
Now Tultex is taking steps that amount to a do-or-die struggle for survival.
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[NO super]
Tultex is filing for "Chapter 11" bankruptcy protection.
The company is closing six plants in Virginia, North Carolina and Jamaica, its distribution center in Martinsville, and its 25 retail outlets.
The net result ... 26 hundred jobs lost company-wide.
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[Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The biggest single hit comes in the company's home town of Martinsville, where 11 hundred people are losing their jobs.
[Double Boxes=Melanie & Scott/Microwave]


That's where Scott Goldberg is tonight.
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[Scott tosses to Marya on location]

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[Robb]


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One lawmaker who voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement says NAFTA is often unfairly blamed for plant closings like Tultex.
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Virginia Senator Chuck Robb made that statement during a visit to Lynchburg this afternoon.
Robb says arrangements like NAFTA and the World Trade Organization benefit the country as a whole, but it can be hard for displaced workers to appreciate that.
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((SEN. CHARLES ROBB/D- VIRGINIA: THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THERE ARE CASES WHERE SOME VERY HARDWORKING PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD A LONG INVESTMENT IN THEIR JOBS ARE GOING TO BE OUT OF A JOB AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO DO WHAT THEY CAN TO ASSIST IN RETRAINING, REPLACEMENT, ETC.))
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Robb also supports allowing China to enter the World Trade Organization, because the Chinese would then have to abide by international trade rules.
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[Stock-Price]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=99-57 02:35]
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In another demonstration of Tultex's perilous financial situation, the New York Stock Exchange Tultex stock today.
The company's recent stock performance is a good indicator of its growing financial problems.
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[VO-NAT]

[NO SUPER]
Here's a look at the last three years.
After reaching a weekly high of eight dollars and 30 cents in March of 1997, Tultex shares marched steadily downward.
Before it was de-listed today, Tultex was trading at nine cents a share ... losing almost 99 per cent of its value in less than three years.
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Just in time for Friday evening travel, an accident ties up 81 in both directions. That story is just ahead on News 7 at 6.
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((INVESTIGATORS HAVE REVEALED A FEW MORE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE, BUT AN OCTOBER SHOOTING NEAR VALLEY VIEW MALL IS STILL RAISING QUESTIONS. THIS IS JOE DASHIELL, I'LL HAVE THAT STORY IN MOMENT.))
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An attorney says it was self-defense, not road rage that lead to a shooting near Valley View Mall.
A court hearing today in Roanoke provided a few more details about the confrontation, but Joe Dashiell reports there are still more questions than answers.
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((Deanna Beverly has admitted shooting William Staley in the parking lot of Valley View Mall.
But during a preliminary hearing, her attorney said she was protecting her husband Cass Beverly from a severe beating.
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((DAVID LAWRENCE/DEANNA BEVERLY'S ATTORNEY: AND THE WIFE JUST WENT OUT THERE, BEGGED THE MAN TO STOP, TOLD HIM HE HAD A GUN, AND HE WOULDN'T QUIT BEATING HIM, SO SHE SHOT HIM IN SELF DEFENSE OF HER HUSBAND.))

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What caused the confrontation remains unclear... Lawrence says the Beverlys had never met Staley.
The victim is still recovering from his injuries and wasn't in court. The only other eyewitness saw the gunfire from a distance, but not what lead up to the shot.
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The Beverlys were arrested later that evening at the Roanoke Regional Airport. An investigator revealed the plane was already airborne, and the pilot had to turn it around to deliver the Beverlys to police.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Today a judge certified the malicious wounding charge against Deanna Beverly to the grand jury that meets in January.
Prosecutors have withdrawn the charge that was filed against Cass Beverly, but he may face other charges later.

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Two people are under arrest in Montgomery County .. charged with burning their trailer down.
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Sheriff's deputies say Billy Gene Nichols and his sister Virginia Ellen Aldridge burned their mobile home .. rather than move it as the court ordered. Nichols had been charged with a zoning violation for putting the trailer in the floodway of the Roanoke River. Both Nichols and Aldridge are charged with arson.
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State health officials believe they have found one source of the chemical P-C-B that has contaminated the Staunton River near Altavista.
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Recent tests show land around the B-G-F Industries plant contains high amounts of the man-made carcinogen.
B-G-F is the former site of Burlington Industries, which reportedly used P-C-B's up until the early 1970's.
Residents have been warned to eat only small amounts of fish taken from the Staunton River because of P-C-B contamination.
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A tractor-trailer collided with a car on Interstate 81 near Dixie Caverns late this afternoon, slowing traffic in both directions.
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It happened about 4:30 in the southbound lanes just north of Exit 132.
State police say a sport utility vehicle tried to avoid a traffic tie-up, veered off the road, struck a guardrail and then got hit by the truck.
Three people were hurt; two were taken to the hospital by Lifeguard 10.
All lanes of 81 are open, but clearing the accident has traffic backed up for more than 5 miles on the southbound side.
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Stocks surged across the board today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow climbed 247 points.
And another record high for the NASDAQ, up 68.
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A Blacksburg man was killed in a crash on Price's Fork Road this morning.
State police say 30-year-old Anthony Michael Medico died after his car crossed the center line and hit another vehicle.
Police say Medico was not wearing a seat belt.

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VDOT wants to double the width of Route 220 in Botetourt -- a move that would displace or eliminate four more businesses there.
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The Daleville area is getting so popular -- V-DOT says it must turn Route 220 into eight lanes to handle the traffic.

That would wipe out two gas stations, a bank and part of a hotel.
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((TAKING OUT OUR LOBBY, REGISTRATION BUILDING AND RESTAURANT BUILDING I DON'T THINK THE COUNTY SHOULD COUNT ON ANY TAX MONEY COMING OUT OF OUR BUSINESS ANY LONGER.))
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Improvements to 81 are already slated to destroy a dozen businesses near Exit 150, draining the county of hundreds of thousands of dollars every year.
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((WE NEED THIS TAX BASE. OTHERWISE WE WILL FACE THE VERY REAL NEED TO INCREASE OUR TAX RATES IN THE FUTURE.))
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A new I-81 exit ramp might also block the entrances to the Holiday Inn and Cracker Barrel, which could affect business there.
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It looks like Botetourt County will NOT pass a law against hunting in subdivisions.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Hundreds of local residents have rallied for a new law to protect neighborhood residents from hunters. But a committee of residents and county officials decided today an ordinance is NOT necessary. State law already forbids hunting within 100 feet of a road and punishes reckless hunters more harshly than a local ordinance would. Supporters of an ordinance say they will push for it again after more research.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, highlights from Shawsville's tought exit from the state girls basketball tournament this afternoon. Thomas Jones again fails to get enough respect.
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And if you can't find one of those Sports Illustrated magazines with Tech on the cover hang on - help is on the way.
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[S-Shawsville]


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The Single A and double A girls basketball state tournament invaded the Salem Civic Center today.
In single A. Prince Edward won the opener. The other semi-final game featured a battle between Shawsville and Northwood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Group A State Semi-Finals; :]


The Lady Shawnees final four appearance marks the farthest any team from Shawsville has ever gone in state tournament play.
At the end of regulation the game was tied 49-49 and we are going to overtime.
Shawsville would score the first five points in OT and T'Neece Ford accounted for all of them. First she scores this basket and
Then she would make another shot and get the foul. She converts for her 19th point, the Lady Shawnees lead 54-49.
[SUPER=34-Northwood/57/Shawsville/56;] Then freshman Kristin Wood pulled a senior like move, icing two huge free thr

ows to make it 56-51 Shawsville with about 45 seconds to play.
But Northwood steals an inbounds and scores and would also capitalize on a Shawsville turnover. Northwood scores six unanswered points to end the Lady Shawnees season with a 57-56 overtime win.
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[VO-NAT]

Tonight the Group Two A girls will be in action with their semi-finals. At 7, Loudoun Co. takes on defending state champ Turner Ashby, a team that hasn't lost over 50 games. Then at 8:30 - the area's lone survivor - Heritage battled another unbeaten Virginia High out of Bristol.
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The 16th edition of Friday Football Extra for this 1999 season will be coming your way tonight at 11:35. We will have a complete wrapup of tonight's Division Three title between Brookville and Handley up at JMU. Plus, we will preview tomorrow's division four and division two title games involving Salem and Floyd. And we'll flash back and check out the one of the most dominating individual performances ever in a state final. Tonight at 11:35.

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The ACC named its football player of the year today, and again someone other the talented Thomas Jones gets the trophy, while Thomas gets the second place ribbon.
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[SUPER=04-1999 Season; :00]

Despite re-writing the record books this season, Jones finished a distant second in the ballotting with just 19 votes out of a possible 69. The winner in a runaway is Ga. Tech's Joe Hamilton. The five ten, 189 pound senior finished his career as the ACC's all-time leader in TD passes with 65. Peter Warrick was 3rd in the voting and Lamont Jordan 4th.
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[S-Magazine]


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If you heard all the hype about Tech being on the cover of Sports Illustrated this year, and decided to run out and buy one only to be told they were all gone - you're not alone.
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[VO-NAT]

All 15 thousand copies of the magazine that were distributed in the area on Wednesday by the Anderson News Agency have been purchased. However, Jerry Spangler, a company spokesman told me this afternoon that by this coming Monday morning 40 thousand more copies will be arriving in Roanoke. They should be on news stands by Tuesday at the latest.
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[S-ETSU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Tech hoops team plays its home opener tomorrow against UNC-Charlotte.
And the team will have to play much better than it did last night against East Tennessee State to have any chance of beating the 49ers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Johnson City, TN/Hokies vs. Bucs; :00]

The Hokies were trying to become the first Tech team ever to open the season with 3 straight road wins. But ETSU was on the money as the Bucs shot their way to a 10 point halftime lead. Brendan Dunlop leads the break for Tech and finds a streaking Rolan Roberts for the fingeroll. Roberts had 10 points, but as whole the Hokies weren't so hot. Andre Ray led the Tech attack with a game high 16 points as he hits from the
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/53/ETSU/68;]

wing, but Ricky Stokes would not enjoy this one as his team shoots just 37 percent from the field, misses 18 free throws, gets outrebounded and loses by 15.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 7501] And here's what's up on your Hometown Station starting tomorrow. Saturday, it's the 100th edition of the always entertaining Army-Navy game at Noon from the Vet in Philadelphia.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 7503] Then right after that one it's college basketball as Kentucky takes on Indiana at 3:30.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 7504] And Sunday it is another NFL doubleheader. At one, the Peyton Manning and the Colts take on the Dolphins and then at four the Raiders battle the Seahawks here on Your Hometown Station.
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