[7-E-Rollins-Tultex]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-38 1:43:43]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex - Chpt. 11]


The future of Tultex is still unclear, but C-E-O Randy Rollins says the company is trying to remain positive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Rollins says he regrets the apparel company had to file for Chapter-11 bankruptcy last week.
But he doubts management could have done anything else to help Tultex make money.
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[SOT 6:03]
[IN Q=this is an]

((RANDY ROLLINS: THIS IS AN INDUSTRY ISSUE. AND I CAN'T IDENTIFY A MISTAKE THAT, IF IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE DIFFERENTLY, WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN A DIFFERENT OUTCOME, UNFORTUNATELY.))
[SUPER=01-Randolph Rollins/Tultex CEO;]
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[OUT Q=UNFORTUNATELY]
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[VO-NAT]


Rollins says the entire industry is competing against cheap foreign imports.
Now ... Tultex will do almost all of its manufacturing in Mexico ... as the company tries to pull itself out of bankruptcy.
It just laid off 26-hundred workers.
None of the company's officers is taking a pay cut.
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[7-Graham-Execution]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


Another Virginia death row inmate is scheduled to die tonight.
Andre Graham claims he was not the killer in a 1993 robbery-slaying in Richmond.
He is to die by injection for killing 20-year-old Sheryl Stack.
He also shot the woman's boyfriend, who survived.
Graham claims another man who was executed in January for an unrelated double slaying killed Stack.
He has filed a clemency petition with Governor Gilmore.

[7-E-Gun-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-45 1:00:46]
[GRAPHIC=LAWSUIT]


Gun makers may face a multi-million dollar lawsuit from the U-S government.
The suit is seeking more accountability in the way gun makers deal with dealers, safety design changes in guns, and an end to what the President calls irresponsible marketing practices.
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[VO-NAT]


This state's Republican Governor -- a national spokesman for the N-R-A -- says the Democratic President is wrong.


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[SOT 12:27:32]
[IN Q=I do think]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I DO THINK THAT WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE SAFE OUT THERE. AND I THINK THAT THAT MEANS WE HAVE TO PLACE THE EMPHASIS ON WRONGDOERS. PEOPLE WHO WOULD COMMIT CRIMES WITH GUNS, AND THAT'S WHAT WE OUGHT TO DO.))
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[TALENT=Melanie]
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Governor Gilmore says the President is trying get through the courts what he can't get through Congress.


[7-E-Gov-Mansion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-50 43:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Home-improvements to Virginia's Governor's Mansion are entering the national spotlight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/April]


The mansion is featured in 13 segments of the home-improvement guru Bob Vila's syndicated show "Home Again."
The first program featuring the mansion airs this weekend.
Vila has also included a sneak peek at the multi-million dollar make-over on his web-site, at Bob Vila - dot - com.

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[7-E-City-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-41 1:20:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There's new hope today for pro baseball in Lynchburg, thanks to a major financial gift.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Yesterday, developer Ann Merritt Hutchinson donated a million dollars towards the renovation of 60- year- old City Stadium.
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[SOT 00:53:02]
[IN Q=The institution]

((ANN HUTCHINSON/MILLION DOLLAR DONOR: THE INSTITUTION OF BASEBALL HAS ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN FOR PROVIDING THE OPPORTUNITY FOR MANY PEOPLE TO MAKE A MARK ON THE AMERICAN CULTURE, WHO WOULD NOT OTHERWISE HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Hutchinson/Million Dollar Donor]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=have that opportunity.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hutchinson is a Campbell County native who now lives in New York.
The ballpark will be renamed "Merritt Hutchinson Stadium" when it opens in 2001.
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[7Weather]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=tar]
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Here's a look at your Thursday forecast.
Expect a partly sunny day with light winds.
High temperatures today in the low to mid 60s.
Tonight becomes cloudy with lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.


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[45-S-Sugar-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-40 2:00:36]
[GRAPHIC=Sugar Bowl]


Hokie fans are in hot pursuit of Sugar Bowl Tickets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/November 26;]


And depending on the location of the seat, tickets are going for anywhere from 250- to nearly a thousand dollars over the internet.
Police Chief Bill Brown says selling or buying scalped tickets, either in person or over the internet, is NOT illegal in Blacksburg.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We haven't]

((BILL BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF: WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY COMPLAINTS WHATSOEVER, FOR EXAMPLE, DURING THE MIAMI GAME WE HAD PEOPLE ALL ALONG MAIN STREET AND ALL THE STREETS WITH SIGNS NEEDING TICKETS SO TO SPEAK AND THEN WE'D SEE PEOPLE WITH SIGNS SELLING TICKETS, SO TO SPEAK, AND IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE WAS REALLY HAPPY WITH WHAT WAS GOING ON. ))
[SUPER=01-Bill Brown/Blacksburg Police Chief; :00]
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[OUT Q=going on.]
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[anchor=Melanie]
[ss=Hold]


Scalping is NOT illegal in Virginia-- unless an individual town or city passes an ordinance-- as Roanoke did.


[45-S-Tech-Challenge]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-43 1:27:10]
[GRAPHIC=Sugar Bowl]


The mayors of Blacksburg and Tallahasse both have confidence in their teams as evidence by their friendly wager.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Yesterday Roger Hedgepeth called up Tallahassee's Mayor to issue him a challenge.
Hedgepeth wants the losing team's city council members to wear the winning team's jerseys at one of their meetings.

But Tallahassee's mayor upped the ante.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm so]

((SCOTT MADDOX/TALLAHASEE MAYOR: I'M SO CONFIDENT IN THE SEMINOLES IF MY TEAM LOSES I'LL GET YOUR TEAM'S LOGO TATTOOED ON MY LEFT HINDQUARTERS. ROGER HEDGEPETH/BLACKSBURG MAYOR: YEAH, I THINK WE'RE ALL ENDOWED WITH AN APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF FLESH.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Maddox/Tallahassee Mayor; :00]
[Super=03-Tallahassee, FL; HOT CHANGE!!!!!!!!!]
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[OUT Q=of flesh. (laughter)]
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[VO-NAT]


Both men were joking....
But they did agree on the challenge involving the jerseys.... and to send the winning team's city a basket of local goods.
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[45-E-City-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-41 1:20:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She's never even been to a Lynchburg Hillcat's game, but she's ready to pitch in and help with improvements to City Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Developer Ann Merritt Hutchinson donated a million dollars towards the renovation of 60- year- old Stadium.

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[SOT 00:53:02]
[IN Q=The institution]

((ANN HUTCHINSON/MILLION DOLLAR DONOR: THE INSTITUTION OF BASEBALL HAS ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN FOR PROVIDING THE OPPORTUNITY FOR MANY PEOPLE TO MAKE A MARK ON THE AMERICAN CULTURE, WHO WOULD NOT OTHERWISE HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Hutchinson/Million Dollar Donor]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=have that opportunity.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hutchinson is a Campbell County native who now lives in New York.
The ballpark will be renamed "Merritt Hutchinson Stadium" when it opens in 2001.
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[45-E-Gov-Mansion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-50 43:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The first family is back in the Governor's mansion and soon the whole country will get to see the multi-million dollar makeover.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/April]


The mansion is featured in 13 segments of the home-improvement show "Home Again" hosted by Bob Vila.
The first program featuring the mansion airs this weekend.
Vila has also included a sneak peek at the rennovations on his web-site, at Bob Vila - dot - com.
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[45Weather]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=]
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Checking the Thursday forecast now...
Partly sunny with a light breeze today and highs of 60 to 65.
Becoming cloudy overnight, with lows dropping to near 40.
As for the extended outlook....rain likely tomorrow..then cooler and drier for the weekend.
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[8-E-Business-Class]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-53 19:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke College program is working to expand local business.
Kate Weidaw has the story of one class that has brought real-world success.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Stephanie Green and]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Green/Roanoke College Senior; :24]
[SUPER=@Kate1; :30]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Johnson Hartman/Heartland Bread Company; :58]
[SUPER=01-Al Pollard/Corned Beef & Co.; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Roanoke]

((Stephanie Green and her policy project group members are presenting what could be the next seafood restaurant in the Valley, called the Backfin bar and grill -- complete with its own logo of a happy crab. The group spent a semester finding a place for the restaurant, creating a financial policy, and developing a theme for the restaurant -- and that's just to name a few things.

[SOT 54:58]
[INQ=]

((STEPHANIE GREEN/ROANOKE COLLEGE SENIOR: EVERYTHING WE DO IS IN A GROUP SO YOU REALLY LEARN HOW TO WORK TOGETHER AND GET ALONG.))
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[STANDUP 57:50]
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: FOR OVER 30 YEARS STUDENTS AT ROANOKE COLLEGE HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING NEW BUSINESSES, HUNDREDS OF IDEAS HAVE COME OUT OF HERE BUT ONLY A FEW HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL. HEARTLAND BREAD COMPANY IS ONE OF THEM.))
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Cathy Johnson Hartman is a graduate of Roanoke College and also co-owner of Heartland Bread Company. She used the marketing plan and financial structure from her project in the class to create the business four years ago.

[SOT 1:00:37]
[INQ=I used that]

((CATHY JOHNSON HARTMAN/HEARTLAND BREAD COMPANY: I USED THAT WHEN I HELPED MY HUSBAND AND SISTER AND BROTHER IN LAW PUT TOGETHER A PROPOSAL FOR A BREAD STORE.))
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[RUNS= 8]


Across town one of Roanoke's most well known night spots is Corned Beef and Company --another successful business that came from an idea developed in the business policy class.

[SOT 1:08:06]
[INQ=I guess]

((AL POLLARD/CO-OWNER CORNED BEEF AND COMPANY: I GUESS THE SECRET TO OUR SUCCESS WAS STARTING OUT REAL SMALL AND GRADUALLY GROWING THE BUSINESS AS WE WENT ALONG AND THE DEMAND WAS THERE.))
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[RUNS= 6]


In 1985 Corned Beef and Company was nothing more than a food court. It was such a success it lead to a small restaurant, and then through the years, expanded into what it is today-- four buildings combined into one establishment. Pollard and Hartman both agree that Roanoke College's business policy class was just a stepping stone to help them get where they are today -- along with hard work and long hours. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

[8-E-Rollins-Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-38 1:43:43]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex - Chpt. 11]


A week after major changes, Tultex C-E-O Randy Rollins says the company's future is still unclear.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Rollins says he regrets the apparel company had to file for Chapter-11 bankruptcy last week.
But he doubts management could have done anything else to help Tultex make money.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:03]
[IN Q=this is an]

((RANDY ROLLINS: THIS IS AN INDUSTRY ISSUE. AND I CAN'T IDENTIFY A MISTAKE THAT, IF IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE DIFFERENTLY, WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN A DIFFERENT OUTCOME, UNFORTUNATELY.))
[SUPER=01-Randolph Rollins/Tultex CEO;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=UNFORTUNATELY]
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[VO-NAT]


Rollins says the entire industry is competing against cheap foreign imports.
Tultex will now do almost all of its manufacturing in Mexico ... as the company tries to pull itself out of bankruptcy.
26-hundred workers were laid off.
But, none of the company's officers is taking a pay cut.
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[8Weather]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Time again to look at the forecast...
Partly sunny with light winds today and highs in the low to mid 60s.
Becoming cloudy tonight, with lows near 40.
And the five day forecast is calling for showers tomorrow...then partly cloudy skies for the weekend.
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