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7E-Stock-Market


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-74
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The financial shake-up continues around the world.
The Markets in Tokyo, Hong Kong and London are all down sharply after yesterday's 554 point plunge on Wall Street.
Still local investors have faith the market will rebound.
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Stockbroker George Brammer points out inflation is in check, interests rates have stayed low and corporate profits are high.
He said yesterday that's giving his clients enough confidence to stay in the market.
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IN Q=In fact, I've had

((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS: IN FACT, I'VE HAD MORE CALLS TODAY FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING AT STOCKS THAT ARE DOWN TO SEE WHERE THE OPPORTUNITIES MIGHT BE.))
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Brammer says the true test of investors' faith could come today, after they consider everything that happened yesterday.
He says some people might decide investing so much money in the stock market is a bigger risk than they're willing to take.
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7E-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett


Today could be the final day of evidence from the prosecution in the capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett.
Yesterday testimony hit on speculation that the Hodges family was killed as part of a drug hit.
Now it turns out the chief suspect in the multiple murders was planting that notion in people's minds well before the family was killed.
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A next door neighbor of the Hodges testified yesterday that HE heard the story from Bramblett a couple of months before the fire at the Hodges house.
Mark Price says Bramblett predicted the whole family would be murdered,
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994

because Blaine Hodges was an under-cover drug agent, according to Bramblett's prediction.
There's no evidence Blaine was ever a drug informant- though his "brother in-law" Mike Fulcher DID work for the D-E-A.
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7S-United-Cities


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TAPE#97-68
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Many workers at a Natural gas company in the New River Valley are facing job cutbacks after a merger between United Cities Gas Company and Atmos (AT-muss) Energy Corporation.
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The affected workers can either take an incentive package or stay with the company through July.
United Cities has offices in Blacksburg, Radford and Pulaski.
A company spokeswoman declined to say how many workers will be affected.
United Cities also serves customers in seven other states.
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7E-Salem-Council


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Salem's City Council is saying yes to a family child care home in Salem, for now.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


City council approved a permit that lets Bill and Kathy Patterson care for nine children in their home.
The only condition-- in one year, the Pattersons have to move their business to a different site.
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((BILL PATTERSON: WELL WILL BE MONITORED FOR SURE BY THE NEIGHBORS AND THE STATE, WE INTEND NO HARM TO ANYONE, WE HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING TO AGITATE OUR NEIGHBORS OR ANYTHING TO THIS POINT.))
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Opponents say the center will cause an increase in traffic.
And they say they don't want ANY businesses in their neighborhood.
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IN Q=What happens

((ELAINE TAVEL: DOES THIS OPEN UP FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO DO THE SAME THING TO ASK FOR THEIR BUSINESS TO COME INTO OUR COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Elaine Tavel/Salem Resident;
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Despite a petition signed by more than 100 people opposing the child care home, Salem city council approved the permit four to one.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your Tuesday forecast... Sunny and breezy today with cool highs in the low to mid 50's.
Bring out those blankets Tonight looks clear and chilly with winterlike lows in the upper 20's to low 30's.
and taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 10/29/97
Wednesday:

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No Pictures:

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55Stock-Market


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#=97-
GRAPHIC=stocks


Markets around the globe are way down again today, following yesterday's 554-point plunge on Wall Street.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY/Yesterday;


Analysts say even though the Dow took a dramatic drop there is reason to think the bull market will continue.
That's because interest rates are low, corporate profits are high, and inflation is in check.
One local stockbroker commented on yesterday's market, saying it's normal for the stock market to correct itself, but it's impossible to predict when that will happen.
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IN Q=sometimes markets don't

((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS: SOMETIMES MARKETS DON'T ALWAYS NEED A GOOD REASON, THEY JUST NEED A REASON. AND WHAT WE HAVE TODAY IS SELLING THAT IS PERHAPS PART OF AN ONGOING PROCESS WHERE THE MARKET GOES UP AND PERIODICALLY DECLINES. ))
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Brammer says instead of selling their stocks, many of his clients see the falling market as an opportunity to invest more money.
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55E-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett


The prosecution could rest its case today in the Earl Bramblett Capital murder trial.
A Roanoke Times reporter who interviewed Bramblett is expected to be among today's witnesses.
Yesterday testimony hit on speculation that the Hodges deaths were part of a drug hit.
It appears Bramblett was planting that notion in people's minds well before the murders.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


A next door neighbor of the Hodges testified yesterday that HE heard the story from Bramblett a couple of months before the fire at the Hodges house.
Mark Price says Bramblett predicted the whole family would be murdered,
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994

because Blaine Hodges was an under-cover drug agent, according to Bramblett's prediction.
There's no evidence Blaine was ever a drug informant- though his "brother in-law" Mike Fulcher DID work for the D-E-A.
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555-United-Cities


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#597-37
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Employees at a natural gas distributor with offices in the New River Valley are facing uncertainty this morning.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


This comes after job cuts from a merger between United Cities Gas Company and Atmos (AT-muss) Energy Corporation.
Yesterday United Cities began offering incentive packages to some employees.
The company has offices in Blacksburg, Radford and Pulaski.
The affected workers can either take the package or stay with the company through July.
A company spokeswoman declined to say how many workers are involved.
United Cities serves about 22-thousand customers in Virginia.
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55S-Cemetery-Vandalism


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-66
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Just days before Halloween Roanoke County authorities make an alarming discovery at a local cemetary.
Some of the tombstones in a family cemetery, that date backs to the 17-hundreds, were desecrated.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The caretaker, Jerry Frantz, discovered the damage last Wednesday and called police.
His granddad, father and brother are buried in the cemetery which is located just off of Peters Creek Road.
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IN Q=YOU GOT GRAVESTONES

((JERRY FRANTZ/CEMETERY CARETAKER: YOU GOT GRAVESTONES I'D SAY CLOSE TO 200 YEARS OLD AND THAT'S THE BAD PART YOU CAN'T REPLACE IT, THERE'S NO REPLACING THEM STONES AND SOME OF THAT STUFF THE WAY IT'S BROKEN UP YOU CAN'T PIECE IT BACK.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Frantz/Cemetery Caretaker;
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Frantz believes there are slaves buried just outside the stone wall and that slaves actually built the wall around the cemetery.
The damage was done sometime in the last three weeks.
Roanoke County police are investigating the incident.
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55weather


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Shifting gears now to weather--
Sunny, breezy, and cooler today, with temperatures only climbing into the low to mid 50s.
Clear and cold overnight, with lows near 30.
Sunny skies lasting through the work week, with highs warming into the 60s..
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8E-Stock-Market


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-74
GRAPHIC=Stock Market


Yesterday's free fall on Wall Street continues to affect markets all over the globe.
Markets in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and London are all down sharply this morning after the Dow Jones' 554- point plunge.
But local shareholders STILL believe the market will turn around.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Stockbroker George Brammer points out inflation is in check, interests rates have stayed low and corporate profits are high.
He said yesterday that's giving his clients enough confidence to stay in the market.
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SOT 04:45:14
IN Q=In fact, I've had

((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS: IN FACT, I'VE HAD MORE CALLS TODAY FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING AT STOCKS THAT ARE DOWN TO SEE WHERE THE OPPORTUNITIES MIGHT BE.))
SUPER=01-George Brammer/A. G. Edwards
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OUT Q=opportunities might be
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Brammer says the true test of investors' faith could come today, after they consider everything that happened yesterday.
He says some people might decide investing so much money in the stock market is a bigger risk than they're willing to take.
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8E-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett


Today could bring the last of the prosecution's evidence in the capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett.
The suspect's own words will be heard in a display of his oral diaries.
Meanwhile, testimony yesterday indicated speculation that the Hodges family murders were drug- related.
Now, it turns out Bramblett was apparently planting the notion in people's minds long before the Hodges were killed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


A next door neighbor of the Hodges testified yesterday that HE heard the story from Bramblett a couple of months before the fire at the Hodges house.
Mark Price says Bramblett predicted the whole family would be murdered,
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994

because Blaine Hodges was an under-cover drug agent, according to Bramblett's prediction.
There's no evidence Blaine was ever a drug informant- though his "brother in-law" Mike Fulcher DID work for the D-E-A.
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8S-United-Cities


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=None


An unknown number of workers in the New River Valley could lose their jobs as a result of a merger between United Cities Gas Company and Atmos (AT-muss) Energy Corporation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The affected workers can either take an incentive package or stay with the company through July.
United Cities has offices in Blacksburg, Radford and Pulaski.
A company spokeswoman declined to say how many workers will be affected.
United Cities also serves customers in seven other states.
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8Soering


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=SOering


Another chapter could open in the Jens Soering murder case.
The state Supreme Court has agreed to review a Bedford County judge's ruling.
The court will decide whether evidence that could have helped Soering's defense was withheld by the prosecutor.
Soering was convicted in 19-90 for the murders of his girlfriend's parents.
But the prosecutor never told Soering's lawyers that two drifters were picked up in Bedford County the same week as the slayings.
Soering's attorney contends the information could have led to her client's acquittal.

8S-Cemetery-Vandalism


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=None


Some of the tombstones in a Roanoke county family cemetery date back to the 17- hundreds, but recently they fell victim to vandalism.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The caretaker, Jerry Frantz, discovered the damage last Wednesday and called police.
His granddad, father and brother are buried in the cemetery which is located just off of Peters Creek Road.
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((JERRY FRANTZ/CEMETERY CARETAKER: YOU GOT GRAVESTONES I'D SAY CLOSE TO 200 YEARS OLD AND THAT'S THE BAD PART YOU CAN'T REPLACE IT, THERE'S NO REPLACING THEM STONES AND SOME OF THAT STUFF THE WAY IT'S BROKEN UP YOU CAN'T PIECE IT BACK.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Frantz/Cemetery Caretaker;
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The damage was done sometime in the last three weeks.
Roanoke County police are investigating the incident.
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8weather


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Time now to check the forecast--
Sunshine today, but not enough to warm temperatures past the mid 50s.
Clear and continued chilly tonight, with lows falling down to near 30.
In the four day forecast, sunny and warmer, with highs getting into the 60s.
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