[11Tultex]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-43 21:07]
[GRAPHIC=tultex Chapter 11]


Eleven hundred people in Henry County found out they're losing their jobs.
Tultex apparel company is filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection.
As part of its reorganization, Tultex is closing facilities in South Boston, Roanoke and Martinsville.
Scott Goldberg has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Ayers/Tultex Investor; :12]
[SUPER=01-Larry Farrar/Scott & Stringfellow; :32]
[SUPER=@Scott1; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=SG News 7]


[11Retail-Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-53 18:59]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Dozens of Tultex retail outlets will also be shut down because of the company's reorganization.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Employees say the store in Roanoke will officially close on December 31st.
Many customers say they are sad to see the store close.
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[SOT4:43:34]
[IN Q=I think it's terrible]

((SHIRLEY DURRANT/CUSTOMER: IT'S TERRIBLE FOR THE EMPLOYEES. SOME OF THEM WHO HAVE WORKED YEARS AND YEARS ARE GOING TO BE LEFT WITHOUT INSURANCE. THEY ARE GOING TO BE LEFT IN TERRIBLE SHAPE.)) ((THEY HAD GOOD PRICES, GOOD THINGS. SO I HATE TO SEE IT GO))
[SUPER=01-Shirley Durrant/Customer;]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Paiz/Customer;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=see it go]
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[VO-NAT]

Twenty five Tutlex Retail Outlets will be going-out of business.
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[DUI-Crackdown]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat.am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Drunk Driving]


Roanoke City Police were working until the wee hours of the morning cracking down on drunk drivers on the 10th street bridge in Northwest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]


Over 500 vehicles crossed the bridge and 70 of those were detained.
Sobriety tests were performed -- and narcotics dogs were on hand to search vehicles.
This was all made possible by a 22-thousand dollar federal and state grant -- which pays the officers over time to run the check point.
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[SOT 10:35:57]
[IN Q=We're taking]

((WE'RE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SOME GRANT MONEY THAT WE RECENTLY RECEIVED AND ARE TARGETING AN AREA THAT WE DID SOME RESEARCH ON AND HIGH LIKELIHOOD OF ENCOUNTERING A LOT OF DRIVERS WHO WOULD BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Police Spokesperson]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=under the influence]
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[VO-NAT]


The officers wrote tickets for anything illegal -- from seatbelt violations to suspended drivers licenses.
In all, police made five arrests -- three D-U-I's and two habitual offenses.
Several vehicles were also towed.
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[11Mall-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-58 4:14]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


It's still not clear what led to a shooting in late October near Valley View Mall, but a defense attorney says his client was acting in self-defense.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Deanna Beverly faces a charge of malicious wounding.
[SUPER=04-October 29;]

She has admitted shooting William Staley.
But her attorney says Beverly was protecting her husband from a severe beating.
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[SOT TAPE 2 23:03:12]
[IN Q=This is not a case]

((THIS IS NOT A CASE OF ROAD RAGE. FOR SOME REASON THIS MAN CAME UP TO OUR PEOPLE IN THE PARKING LOT AND STARTED A FIGHT AND WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THAT IS, WHAT IT WAS HE WAS LOOKING FOR.))
[SUPER=01-David Lawrence/Deanna Beverly's Attorney]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=what it is he was looking for.]
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[VO-NAT]


Staley is still recovering from his injuries and wasn't present at the preliminary hearing.
Meanwhile, prosecutors have withdrawn a charge filed against Cass Beverly.
But a judge certified the malicious wounding case against Deanna Beverly to the grand jury that meets in January.


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[11Pajama-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat morn]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=599-13 1:20:55]
[GRAPHIC=Product recall]


If your child has GAP pajamas you'll want to know about the latest recall.
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[VO-NAT]


Approximately 55-hundred pairs of the pajamas failed to meet federal flammability standards. The standards require the sleepware be flame resistant.
The recalled p-j's are 100 percent woven polyester and are long sleeved two piece sets in yellow with a penguin print.
A navy blue version with a bear print is also being recalled.
Parents should return the pajamas to the Gapkids store.
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[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=Sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=TECH BIG EAST]


This week's Sports Illustrated with Virginia Tech football on the cover, is a hot seller.
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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 News 7 sports that 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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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00]


Winston Cup drivers were honored at their annual banquet last night.
Dale Earnhardt was one of many drivers who spoke to a capacity crowd at the Waldorf Historia.
All of the drivers were on hand for the party and the team owners as well.
Jeff Gordon finished in the top 10 in points.
He thanked Ray Evrenham for his efforts and also praised his new crew chief, Virginia Tech graduate Brian Whitesell.


But the night belonged to first time Winston Cup points champion Dale Jarrett who was the last to speak.
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[11Workers-Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-38 1:35:49]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Chapter 11]


Tultex apparel company has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. The company is closing facilities in South Boston, Roanoke and Martinsville.
Eleven hundred people in the Henry County area are losing their jobs.
Many of laid off workers have already started looking for their next one.
But as Marya Jones reports, their search might be a long one.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For Norma Collins]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]
[SUPER=01-Norma Collins/Tultex Worker; :05]
[SUPER=01-David Barbour/Tultex Worker; :24]
[SUPER=01-Tyeshell Thomas/Tultex Worker; :35]
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry Co. Public Information; :42]
[SUPER=01-Janice Keesee/Tultex Worker; :1:13]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=MJN7.]



[11Robb]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-40 1:54:50]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Chapt 11]


One Virginia lawmaker says government needs to step in and help those displaced workers at Tultex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Senator Chuck Robb made that statement during a stop in Lynchburg yesterday.
Robb says state and federal programs should help retrain and relocate those workers who have lost their jobs.
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[SOT 18:13:03]
[IN Q=I've been through]

((SEN. CHARLES ROBB/D- VIRGINIA: I'VE BEEN THROUGH THOSE SOME OF THOSE PLANTS AND I KNOW THE FEELING THAT'S GOING TO CREATE IN THE FAMILIES AND HOMES AND THE WHOLE AREA BECAUSE YOU TAKE THAT KIND OF A SHOT ECONOMICALLY IN A NEIGHBORHOOD AND IT'S TOUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Robb/(D) Virginia]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=and it's tough.]
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[VO-NAT]


Robb also says trade pacts like NAFTA and the W-T-O are unfairly blamed for plant closings like Tultex.
The two- term Democrat voted for NAFTA in 19-95, and supports allowing China to enter the World Trade Organization.
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[WTO-Protests]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In Seattle, Protesters are celebrating the breakdown of the World Trade Organization talks this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]


Officials say despite four days of negotiations, delegates were not able to bridge their differences and agree on an agenda for a new round of global trade talks.
This news sparked a party among protesters.
Demonstrators who tried to disrupt the meeting all week are now claiming victory.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=it would be]

((IT WOULD BE BEST TO TAKE THE TIME OUT, CONSULT WITH ONE ANOTHER AND FIND A CREATIVE MEANS TO FINISH THE JOB.))
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=finish the job]
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[VO-NAT]


Another meeting is expected to take place next year in Geneva.

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[Mars-Polar-Lander]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The man incharge of the Mars Polar Lander is still optimistic this morning that the craft is not lost in space.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NASA Animation;]


This, despite the silence coming from the Red Planet.
The lander was due to start sending signals back to NASA yesterday afternoon, shortly after settling on the Martian surface.
But so far, there's been nothing from the spacecraft or the two smaller micro-probes it deployed as it descended.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WE IDENTIFIED]

((RICHARD COOK/MPL OPERATIONS MGR: WE IDENTIFIED THAT THIS WAS A POSSIBILITY BEFORE LANDING AND WE WENT THROUGH A LONG EFFORT TO DESIGN A LONG SERIES OF STEPS AND WE'RE JUST BARELY INTO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Cook/MPL Operations Manager;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=BARELY INTO THAT]
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[VO-NAT]


The lander was supposed to parachute down near the south pole of the red planet, then land softly on the surface.
Its mission is to figure out what happened to Mars' water source and evaluate current climate conditions.
If the 165-million dollar mission has failed, it would be the second Mars related disaster for NASA in a row.
Ten weeks ago, the $125 million Mars planet orbiter burned up approaching Mars after engineers failed to convert navigation data into metric units.
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[Eye-Open]


[ANCHOR=andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Eye Open]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BREAK]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[MA-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=fire]


Six fire fighters are feared dead in a fire in Worcester (wuss-ter), Massachusetts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Worcester, MA;]


The fire broke out last night in an abandoned five story building that once housed cold storage.
Two fire fighters went into the building to search for homeless people who may have been in the building.
Four more fire fighters went into rescue the first two.
Officials believe all became disoriented and fear all have died.
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[11Exit-150]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-45 59:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


VDOT wants to double the width of Route 2-20 to eight lanes in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

That would wipe out two gas stations, a bank and part of a hotel. A dozen more businesses will be destroyed by Interstate 81 improvements. Tax losses could total hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
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[SOT 15:51:47]
[IN Q=The latest studies]

((THE LATEST STUDIES FROM VDOT IF THEY ARE CARRIED TO THE EXTREME WILL HAVE A DEVASTATING EFFECT ON OUR ECONOMY.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/County Administrator;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=on our economy]
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[VO-NAT]

Cracker Barrel and Holiday Inn will also lose their entrances when a new exit ramp is built for Interstate 81.
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[VMI-Funds]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]



V-M-I is considering a policy change that will clearly define how Superintendent Josiah Bunting can use school funds.
The policy will allow Bunting to buy alcohol for college functions, but the fund can not be used for purchases like flowers or parties.
V-M-I's board of visitors will vote on the policy in February, but the school's business office says it plans to implement the guidelines immediately.


[Warwickton-Plantation]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


The innkeepers at the historic Warwickton Plantation say when you pull in the driveway, you leave the 20th century behind.
Kimberly McBroom does some time traveling in this week's "Time Off".
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A light dusting of snow...]
[SUPER=03-Bath Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Pam Stidham/Innkeeper; :29]
[SUPER=01-Ron Stidham/Innkeeper; 1:59 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; 2:17]
[RUNS=2:35]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Bath County.]


((A light dusting of snow just makes Warwickton all the more picturesque...
It was built in 18-51 for Bath County judge James Warwick and his wife, Eliza.
More than a century later, the U-S forest service purchased the property.
Soon after that, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
But an agreement between the forest service and Ron and Pam Stidham-- the first of its kind-- brought about the biggest change...the renovation of the historic mansion into a bed and breakfast.
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[SOT 12:05:37 ]

((PAM STIDHAM/INNKEEPER: THAT KEEPS THE HOUSE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ACCESSIBLE-- WE WANT PEOPLE TO REALIZE THAT THIS IS PART OF YOURS AND MY HERITAGE AND IT SHOULD BE PRESERVED.)) [RUNS:11]
The Hidden Valley Bed and Breakfast opened six years ago.
Pam Stidham says although the antique furnishings date as far back as 17-90, she likes for guests to feel as comfortable as they would be visiting their grandmother's house...
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[SOT 12:08:46]

((PIANO MUSIC)) [RUNS:03]
This square grand piano is the focal point of the formal parlor.
Three bedrooms are set aside for guests.
Rates range from 89 to 99- dollars a night, including a full breakfast.
The ground level room, which used to be the library, features two beds.
The garden room is appropriately decorated in a floral motif.
But this is the room with the most colorful history---


From 1919 to 1931, it served as the Hunt Club School.
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[SOT 12:00:52]

((PAM STIDHAM/INNKEEPER: ON THE INSIDE OF THE CLOSET DOOR, ALL SORTS OF FIGURES AND NUMBERS LIKE 100 TIMES 10..Kimberly McBroom/News 7: It was a blackboard. STIDHAM: YES, IT WAS A BLACKBOARD. OR EITHER, WE TRIED TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THE TEACHER, WHEN THE KIDS WERE BAD, SHE SHUT THEM IN THE CLOSET AND MADE THEM PRACTICE THEIR FIGURES UNTIL THEY GOT THEM RIGHT.)) [RUNS:17]
Guests often come up here for fly- fishing, since Warwickton is located right on the Jackson River.
There are also trails nearby for hikers and mountain bikers..
The plantation's heritage has long entertained visitors...the house acted as the setting for the Civil- War era film, "Somersby".
And every August, it's the site of a Civil War re- enactment.
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[SOT 12:10:55 ]

((RON STIDHAM/INNKEEPER: IN THIS AREA DURING THE CIVIL WAR TIME, THERE WAS NO MAJOR BATTLE OR ANYTHING, JUST MOVEMENT OF TROOPS AND STUFF.)) [RUNS:06]
Not just bed and breakfast clients, but the general public is welcome to tour the historic mansion any time.
The Stidhams do, however, ask that you call first.
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[SOT standup here 12:45:08 ]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE STIDHAMS ARE PLANNING TO TAKE A VACATION THEMSELVES THIS MONTHS. THEY'LL ALSO BE DOING SOME RENOVATIONS. SO, THE BED AND BREAKFAST WILL BE CLOSED IN DECEMBER, BUT WILL RE- OPEN IN JANUARY. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, BATH COUNTY.)) [RUNS:13]))
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[ANCHOR=ANDREW]

[FS Web Address 4472] It takes about two hours to get there from Roanoke, but directions to the Warwickton Mansion are as close as your computer.
Go to our website at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM and click on "What's New".







[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=VA-Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=VA-Profiles]


The man who led Virginia Tech to a perfect season on the gridiron grew up in Carroll County.
And as you might imagine, folks there are among Frank Beamer's biggest fans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Especially now-- that Beamer could very well coach the Virginia Tech Hokies to a National Title.
This season, his mother, Herma, attended all but two of his games.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm the]

((HERMA BEAMER/FRANK BEAMER'S MOTHER: I'M THE PROUDEST MAMA IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA , IN THE COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Herma Beamer/Frank Beamer's Mother; :00]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=the country.]
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[TAKE FS GRAPHIC 9403]
Teresa Hamilton also spoke with some of Beamer's classmates-- who're just as proud. (+++++++) You can see her "Virginia Profile" on News 7 Sunday Morning, starting at 8:00.