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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning.......
An Alaska General is given authority to shoot down commuter jet-liners in the name of U-S security.
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And, a crucial arrest is made in connection with the September 11th attacks.
Those stories are just ahead.
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An Alaskan General has been given the authority to shoot down civilian jetliners... IF the planes pose a threat to population centers or other targets.
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Alaska General Norton Schwartz is one of TWO generals given that power by President Bush.
Schwartz does not need Presidential approval to use a number of fighter jets at his disposal.
He wants to assure the public that the military is NOT operating with a so-called itchy trigger finger.
Meanwhile, one crucial arrest in connection with the September 11th attacks has been made.
Here's Teri Okita with the latest from Washington.
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((TRACK: IT COULD BE THE BIGGEST STEP SO FAR-- TOWARD UNDERSTANDING HOW THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS...WERE MASTERMINDED AND CARRIED OUT. BRITISH POLICE HAVE ARRESTED 27-YEAR-OLD ALGERIAN, LOFTI RAISSI-- A TRAINED PILOT -- WHO THEY BELIEVE WAS THE LEAD INSTRUCTOR OF THE FOUR HIJACKERS WHO CRASHED INTO THE PENTAGON. POLICE FOUND EVIDENCE, INCLUDING FLIGHT LOG BOOKS, AT HIS LONDON HOME. PROSECUTORS SAY THERES ALSO VIDEO PROOF OF A MEETING BETWEEN RAISSI AND ONE OF THE PENTAGON HIJACKERS.

(Super: Richard Egan/Raissi's Lawyer)
SOT: He adamantly denies any involvement in the recent, appalling

tragedies, and he is confident that he will be absolved.
TRACK: RAISSI COULD BE CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO MURDER. U-S AND BRITISH POLICE HAVE TWO MONTHS TO PROVE THEIR CASE FOR AN EXTRADITION .
TRACK: IN THE MEANTIME, THE FBI HAS RELEASED COPIES OF DOCUMENTS FOUND IN THE HIJACKERS BELONGINGS. THE LETTERS READ LIKE A PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO DEATH -- PART RELIGIOUS PEP TALK, PART TERRORIST -TO DO- LIST.

SOT: JOHN ASHCROFT/U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL

It is a disturbing and shocking view into the mindset of these terrorists.
TRACK: THE LETTERS DRAW FROM THE KORAN AND ADVISE THE HIJACKERS TO WELCOME DEATH IN EXCHANGE FOR (graphic) --PARADISE. YOU WILL BE ENTERING THE HAPPIEST LIFE, EVERLASTING LIFE.
BACK IN THE U-S, PRESIDENT BUSH REAFFIRMED THAT-- THE ARMED FORCES -ARE- ON THE TRAIL OF OSAMA BIN LADEN.

SOT: BUSH-- Make no mistake about it. Were in hot pursuit.


STANDUP: DURING HIS MEETING WITH PRESIDENT BUSH, JORDANS KING ABDULLAH SAID THE U-S CAN COUNT ON A SOLID ALLIANCE WITH THE ARAB WORLD. THAT NOW INCLUDES CRITICAL HELP FROM SAUDI ARABIA: USE OF ONE OF ITS AIRBASES TO LAUNCH POSSIBLE STRIKES AGAINST AFGHANISTAN. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))



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A man whom the government says is a leader in the violent Muslim extremist group Al Fuqra is being held without bond.

Federal authorities outlined their case against Vincente Rafael Pierre of Central Virginia.
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Pierre is charged with illegal purchase, possession and disposal of a single hand-gun. The charges date back three years, when he allegedly bought a 45 caliber pistol from a licensed gun dealer. But the indictment is clearly part of the government's urgent effort to piece together the larger puzzle of domestic terrorism in the United States. An Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent yesterday testified to Pierre's involvement in Al Fuqra, an organization the government says is a dangerous fundamentalist group.


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Governor Jim Gilmore says Virginia's economy has taken 'a major hit' and is declining.
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That warning from the Governor in an address to his newly formed Preparedness and Security Panel.
The Governor says that the September 11th attacks could have a long term impact on Virginia's fiscal health -- as well as the security of its people.
His greatest immediate concern is re-opening Reagan National Airport.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE GOAL HERE IS TO CREATE A SECURITY SYSTEM SECURE ENOUGH THAT IS SECURE ENOUGH SO THAT WE'RE SURE THAT A PLANE COMING DOWN THE POTOMAC RIVER DOES NOT DEVIATE INTO ONE OF THE BUILDINGS CAUSING HISTORIC CATASTROPHES. I BELIEVE THAT THAT KIND OF SECURITY...GET VIRGINIANS BACK TO WORK. VIRGINIA IS SUFFERING THE IMPACT OF REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT BEING CLOSED. NO ONE ELSE.))
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The panel will meet in closed session next Friday -- to discuss security around the Commonwealth.
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[JACEY 1-SHOT MB SET] This weekend volunteers are jumping feet first into a chance to help the local special olympics [2-shot]
[SUPER=07-Pete Lampman]

And joining us today is Pete Lampman - who works with the Special Olympics in our area. Good Morning, Pete. Thanks for joining us today.
1- First - Why would someone volunteer to jump into an 11-hundred gallon tub of Jell-o? - Have you ever jumped? -What does it feel like to be in that gelatin? -Why Lime Jell-O?
2- How long does it take to let all of that gel?
3- How many years has this event been held?
4-Why is it being held at Longwood Park in Salem instead of at Smith Mountain Lake this year?
5- How many volunteers are you expecting?
6- How much of the profits acutally goes to benefit the special olympics? - how is the money used?
Thanks again for joining us this morning - I know you need to head over to Salem -
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[TAKE FS] If you are interested in jumping in Jell-O, you can call 540-389-2057 or 540-353-1817 for more information. Or you can go by Longwood Park this morning. Registration begins at 10:00 and leaping will begin at 11.
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A 22-year old man was airlifted to the hospital after a hit and run accident last night. Blacksburg police say around 8:00 - the man was crossing Progress Street in the 400 block when a vehicle hit him and drove away. The pedestrian was transported by AMBULANCE to Montgomery Regional Hospital and later AIRLIFTED to Carilion Roanoke Memorial where he is in serious condition.
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[TAKE FS] The suspect's vehicle is described as possibly being a red ford pickup or S-U-V type with large tires and tinted windows. The vehicle should have damage to the right front side . . . and the rear side mirror is missing. If you have any information concerning this crime, you can call the Police Tip Line at 540-961-1819.

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An accident in Bedford County sent one woman to the hospital with serious injuries last night.
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The accident happened in front of the Wal-Mart around six .. and tied up traffic on Route 4-60 for hours. Police say a woman driving a white station wagon turned the wrong way onto 4-60 hitting a motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and police have not released her name. A preliminary investigation said alcohol may have played a role in the accident.
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Bus service in Blacksburg may be shifting gears.
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Blacksburg Transit says it needs to meet a budget deficit.
It's proposing to stop service at 10 pm Monday through Saturday and end all routes on Sunday. The cuts would take effect January 14th. Over 90-percent of bus ridership is Virginia Tech students.
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((RAY SMOOT/VICE-PRESIDENT OF ADMINISTRATION; IT HAS REALLY HELPED US REDUCE THE NEED FOR PARKING ON CAMPUS IT HAS MADE THE CAMPUS MUCH MORE ACCESSIBLE TO STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE AUTOMOBILES AND WE WILL DEFINITELY WORK WITH THE TOWN TO HAVE A HIGH LEVEL OF TRANSIT SERVICE.))
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Transit officials say the leveling off of grants and rising fuel prices are reasons for the cuts.
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[TAKE PUBLC HEARINGS FS ESS-C] The first public hearing on the issue will be held on October 9th at Tech's Squires Student Center at 8 p-m. The second one is at the Blacksburg Transit Building.. October 10th at 7:30 p-m.
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If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calendar.
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Ever feel like Italian for dinner, but don't have the time? In today's weekend Diner, Brent Watts and Brenda Byrd show us how to make a GREAT Italian meal in under 30 minutes.
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If you would like this quick Italian meal recipe or any recipe you see on Weekend Diner - check out our web site at WDBJ-7-dot com - just click on the Weekend Diner Icon. Or - you can send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope to... Weekend Diner Care Of WDBJ7.....P.O. Box 7 Roanoke....Virginia 24022-0007. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning......
The United Nations takes official steps to crack down on terrorism.
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And, Blacksburg police are looking for tips on a hit and run accident that sent one man to the hospital.
Those stories are coming up.
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An Anti-terrorism resolution was unanimously approved by the U-N Security Council last night.
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The U-S sponsored resolution demands all countries take sweeping measurers to crack down on terrorism.
Requirements include cutting off funding and support for terrorist activities and improvement in the exchange of information about terrorism networks.
It's an international sign of unity... one welcomed in New York.
Drew Levison reports.
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(((NAT)
BROADWAY'S BIGGEST STARS TOOK A BREAK FROM THE STAGE -- AND HIT THE STREETS -- TO SING ABOUT THE CITY THEY LOVE.
THIS OUTDOOR RENDITION OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK WILL AIR AS PART OF A NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN ... TO LURE VISITORS BACK TO THE BIG APPLE.
TOURISM HAS BEEN DOWN SINCE THE WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACKS.
Nat (siren/firefighters on truck)
BEING BACK ON THE JOB IS WHAT NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS NEED - IT S WHAT THEY KNOW. BUT AS MUCH AS ROUTINE HELPS THEM GET ON WITH THEIR LIVES, THEY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
MORE THAN 340 FIREFIGHTERS ARE STILL MISSING.
AT THIS FIREHOUSE IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN--15 FIREFIGHTERS--15 BROTHERS--NEVER CAME HOME.
SUPER: Bob Jackson/New York City Fire Department
SOT: 28 children without fathers, parents w/out sons, it s such a big

hole in this house.
IT WILL TAKE UP TO A YEAR TO CLEAN UP ALL OF THE RUBBLE AND DEBRIS...AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER
A 420 FOOT CRANE WITH A BASE THE SIZE OF A BASKETBALL COURT IS BEING SET UP. IT CAN LIFT UP TO ONE THOUSAND TONS.
HUNDREDS OF FIREFIGHTERS CONTINUE TO PUT IN EXTRA HOURS HELPING AT THE SITE ... OR WHEREVER THEY RE NEEDED. THIS 35-YEAR RETIRED VETERAN RESPONDED IMMEDIATELY:
SUPER: Richard Appiarius/Retired Firefighter
SOT: That's the way the job is - you never leave


ANOTHER PART OF THE JOB IS HELPING FAMILIES OF THEIR LOST BROTHERS PLAN MEMORIAL SERVICES. AND FUNERALS. NEW YORK MAYOR GUILLIANI SAYS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS CITIZENS CAN DO IS SHOW SUPPORT ..BY ATTENDING A SERVICE:

SOT: Mayor Rudy Giuliani/New York.


If you can go, it really does help
NARR: IT DOES HELP...AFTER SOME OF THE DARKEST DAYS IN US HISTORY -- THE CITY IS TRYING TO FIND SOME LIGHT.
STAND UP))

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A hit and run accident sent a 22-year-old man to hospital last night. Blacksburg police say around 8:00 - the man was crossing Progress Street in the 400 block when a vehicle hit him and drove away. The pedestrian was transported by AMBULANCE to Montgomery Regional Hospital and later AIRLIFTED to Carilion Roanoke Memorial where he is listed in serious condition.
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[TAKE FS ESS-C] The suspect's vehicle is described as possibly being a red ford pickup or S-U-V type with large tires and tinted windows. The vehicle should have damage to the right front side . . . and the right side mirror is missing. If you have any information concerning this crime, you can call the Police Tip Line at 540-961-1819.

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A fire that destroyed a home in southeast Roanoke may not have been an accident, according to officials.
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Investigators have ruled out accidental causes for the fire at 11th Street and Bullitt Avenue.
They say it started in the back of the building and spread throughout the rest of the house.
The owner, (Ka-zall Al Roo-bye) Khazal Al-Rubaii, is a native of Iraq.
Authorities are looking into the possibility that his home was targeted because he's from the Middle East.
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A Botetourt County woman charged with embezzlement from a local 4-H club has paid the four thousand dollars she's accused of taking.
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Betty Jo McNeil, the group's treasurer, was using the money to pay family bills, according to her attorney.
McNeil was missing for three weeks.
After she disappeared, authorities noticed missing funds from the 4-H horse and pony club.
McNeil turned herself in to authorities two weeks ago.
According to officials, she still could face a felony embezzlement charge that MAY be reduced to a misdemeanor.
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[BOTH MICS HOT] He sees all and tells everything . . .
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Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning.......
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We'll introduce you the army's newest recruit. But first if you are traveling today........ [Jacey ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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Up next... early detection.
It's critical to surviving breast cancer.
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For more on that we go to Jen in our studio.
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Jacey, you're right about that early detection. [ONE SHOT]
That's why one organization is finding ways to make women more aware of the dangers. [TWO SHOT]
Susie Parrish joins us now with details on Rally For a Cure.
Thanks so much for waking up with us.
So you hold a yearly golf tournament to increase breast cancer awareness and raise money for your cause.
Give us the details on that... where, when, registration fee.
[SUPER=01-Susie Parrish/Rally For The Cure]


How did all this get started?
Why are you involved?
To where do the proceeds go?
I'm sure there are many rewards for participating in this event, including a magazine subscription?
These tournaments have received several awards, right?
Thanks so much for being with us.
If you would like to know more [TAKE PINNACLE PAGE] about Ralley For a Cure... you find a link to it on our web site at wdbj7.com Tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning, Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton will be here with information on how to properly conduct self-breast exams in the fight against breast cancer.
News 7 Saturday morning will be back after this... stay with us.


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Barry Bonds did it again last night.
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Bonds hit his 68th home run to move within two of Mark McGwire's record set three years ago.
The San Francisco slugger hit a three-oh pitch from San Diego's Jason Middlebrook deep into the seats in the second inning. Bonds is feasting off Middlebrook. He's hit three home runs in the last six days off the Padre pitcher. Bonds has eight games left to attack Big Mac's record. He's hot -- he has four homers in his last five games and ten this month.
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In light of the September 11th attacks, the army has a new recruit.
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This is Cyberguard. He's a 130- thousand dollar robot designed to patrol army warehouses full of weapons.
The digital camera attached to him records and broadcasts everything he sees to a nearby computer.
So even if he's destroyed by an intruder, there is visual and digital record of what happened.
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((JOHN HOLLAND: YOU GET A ROBOT THAT HAS BEEN SHOT LETS SAY 15 TIMES. YOU SET IT ASIDE, WE COME PUT NEW BOARDS IN IT, PATCH IT UP AND PUT IT BACK IN SERVICE. A HUMAN IS NOT QUITE THAT EASY.))
[SUPER=01-John M. Holland/Cybermotion President;]
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The program that runs Cyberguard is windows based, so it's all point and click... no need for the operator to memorize commands.
This is the third robot designed by Roanoke's Cybermotion shipped to the Army this month. (------------)