[Hostage-Situation]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

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


38 hostages are free and unharmed this morning after being held in a day long siege by student activists.
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[VO-NAT]
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Rebels armed with rifles and grenades stormed an Embassy in Bangkok yesterday.
The 14 dissidents were calling for a restoration of democracy in their military ruled homeland, of Burma.
The situation ended with a helicopter flying the armed rebels, with two high ranking Thai officials aboard as a guarantee, to the Thai-Burma border.
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[Henry-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=None]
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An elderly man was shot in Henry County.
77 year -old Ernest Brown Eggleston was shot once in the head and twice in the chest yesterday.
Eggleston was transported to a hospital in Winston Salem. His condition is not known.
Eggleston's nephew, 34 year-old Darryl Carneal Law, has been arrested in connection with the shooting.
Law now faces five felony charges.

[Penn-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=weekend am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


He was killed one year ago -- but no one has been charged for his murder.
Last night, family and friends held a candle light vigil for Jimmie Lee Penn.
And as Joy Sutton reports the family says they won't rest until the killer is brought to justice.
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[SUPER=01-Deborah Penn-Robinson/Victim's Daughter; :16]
[SUPER=04-October 1, 1998; :24]
[SUPER=01-Renea Taylor/Victim's Daughter;:33]
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[OUT Q=news 7 Roanoke]

(( Around 50 people gathered at the spot on Patterson Avenue where Jimmie Lee Penn was killed one year ago.
Family and friends say this vigil is not only to remember a man they say many people loved -- but to send a message.

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((DEBORAH PENN-ROBINSON/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER:WE KNOW SOMEONE SAW SOMETHING. MAYBE IT WILL STIR THEIR EMOTIONS AND MAKE THE HUMAN COME OUT OF THEM AND DO WHAT'S RIGHT))
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[OUT Q=what's right]


Penn was a landlord. He was gunned down while working on some of his rental units on Patterson Avenue and 20th Streets.
Family members say knowing his killer is still out there makes things worse.
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[IN Q=They person who killed]

((RENEA TAYLOR/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: THE PERSON WHO KILLED MY FATHER SHOT HIM IN COLD BLOOD, UNARMED FOR NO REASON IS WALKING AROUND JUST LIKE YOU AND I WITH ABSOLUTELY NO BOUNDARIES AND THEY'RE FREE AND IT'S NOT FAIR))
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The family says this vigil also sends a message to police: they will not rest until Penn's murder is solved.
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[IN Q=To let the police department know]

((TO LET THE POLICE DEPARTMENT KNOW WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN. WHILE THIS CASE MAY NOT BE TOP PRIORITY ON YOUR LIST. IT'S TOP PRIORITY IN OUR LIVES))
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The family is offering a 10-thousand dollar reward to the person who helps police find the killer. Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))
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Roanoke City Police say this case is still actively being investigated.
But they say the lack of witnesses is the biggest obstacle they are facing.
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Anyone with information is asked to call the Roanoke Valley Crime line at 344-8500.

[11Henry-Sewage]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=599-9 15:26]
[GRAPHIC=henry Co. sewage]


The owner of a Henry County sewage treatment plant has been arrested for polluting the environment and jeopardizing the health of area residents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


69-year-old Richard Myron Anthony... former owner of the Fairway Acres sewage plant... has been charged with operating the plant in a way that threatened the health of his customers.
He was released yesterday on five-thousand dollars bond, but couldn't be reached for comment.
Some of the nearly 200 customers of his water and sewage plants, however, had A LOT to say.
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((KATHY HALL/HENRY CO. RESIDENT: I THINK HE DESERVES IT. BECAUSE HE'S NEGLECTED OUR WATER AND SEWAGE AND HE DIDN'T CARE ABOUT ANY PROBLEMS WE WERE HAVING.)) ((CLYDE HODGES/HENRY CO. RESIDENT: I THINK THEY SHOULD ARREST HIM WITH THE LIVES THAT HE ENDANGERED IN THIS AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Hall/Henry Co. Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Clyde Hodges/Henry Co. Resident; :07]
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[OUT Q=lives that he endangered in this area.]
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The sewage plant was seized Thursday by Henry County's Public Service Authority, after state officials found dangerous levels of sewage in Blackberry Creek.
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[11-81-ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-43 20:16]
[GRAPHIC=81 Deadly Accident]


An accident on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County claimed the life of a Maryland man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


State police say 71- year old Robert Francis (sh-wat-kuh) Schwatka died yesterday when he was thrown through the windshield of his R-V.
He was NOT wearing his seat belt.
Schwatka apparently lost control when a front tire blew out, causing him to strike the median.
His wife was in the passenger seat but was not seriously injured.
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[11Roanoke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-41 17:06]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Three people were killed... A fourth was seriously injured yesterday morning in a single car accident on Hershberger Road.
All three victims were passengers in the car. They're identified as 22- year- old Donnie Yates, 27- year- old Les Deaner, and 27- year- old Christy Smith.
Police believe 22- year- old Timothy Wayne Sayers was driving the car. Authorities plan to serve him with a warrant for manslaughter once he's released from the hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell says there are strong indications alcohol was a factor in the accident, and Sayers may face additional charges.


[11Pitts-Ax]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=fatal accident]


An accident in Pittsylvania County claimed the life of an elderly Gretna woman. It happened on Route 900 shortly before 6 yesterday evening. State police say 81 year old Ellen Callands died at the scene after her car ran off the road, through a fence, and into a pond.
Police say a medical problem may have contributed to the crash.



[Sports-plays]


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


Scottie Pippen is officially on his way to Portland.
The Trailblazers gave up six players, Brian Shaw, Carlos Rogers, Stacey Augmon, Walt Williams, Ed Gray and Kelvin Cato for Pippen.
Giving up six players will help Portland fit Pippen's 14 million dollars this season under the salary cap.[Mexico-

Quake]


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


The people of Mexico are digging out from an earthquake that killed at least 20 people and destroyed thousands of buildings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oaxaca, Mexico;]


It was centered 280 miles south of Mexico City.
The seven-point-five magnitude quake struck Thursday.
Officials say over 38-hundred buildings were damaged.
Most of the deaths were caused by collapsing buildings.
The death toll is expected to climb as rescue workers make their way into remote villages.
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[11Franklin]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:41:40]
[GRAPHIC=Floyd Relief]

Governor Gilmore showed up in Franklin with 1-point-4 million dollars in federal grant money yesterday. And it's clear to everyone that's not enough.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin]


The Governor toured the flood ravaged city of Franklin yesterday.
Along with the grant money, he announced that a state task force representing nine different agencies would stay on-site to help rebuild.
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[IN Q=Now this]
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: NOW THIS IS HOME. AND HOME DESERVES THE VERY BEST. YOU HAVE MY SUPPORT AND THE SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE OF THE COMMONWEALTH AT YOUR SHOULDER.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
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[OUT Q=at your shoulder.]
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[VO-NAT]


More than 200 businesses and 300 homes were damaged or destroyed by flooding in and around Franklin.
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[11Carilion]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Carilion]


The Roanoke Valley's biggest employer says the 10 people who are losing their jobs will likely get new positions within the Carilion system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


In all ... Carilion is dropping 51-administrative positions ... mostly through attrition.
The company's spokeswoman says Carilion will have to keep cutting costs ... but doesn't see another layoff ahead.
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[IN Q=]

((BALDWIN: AT THIS POINT I DON'T HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT FUTURE JOBS. I WOULD SAY THAT CARILION HAS PUT ITSELF IN A GOOD POSITION TO CONTINUE AS WE ARE NOW BY BEING FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Baldwin/Carilion Spokeswoman;]
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[OUT Q=RESPONSIBLE]
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[VO-NAT]


Carilion blames the federal Balanced Budget Act for this round of job cuts.
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[11Tultex]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:31:36]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex]


The new Tultex CEO says things will get worse before they get better.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Randy Rollins has been at the helm of the struggling apparel company for nearly two months.
Despite another plant closing and a falling stock price ... he's says he's confident Tultex will once again be profitable.
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[SOT 2:06:01]
[IN Q=we're building]

((RANDY ROLLINS: WE'RE BUILDING ONE COMPANY. ONE OBJECTIVE. ONE TEAM. ONE SOURCE OF CASH. ONE GROUP OF VENDORS ALL TOWARD ONE GOAL: TO BE SUCCESSFUL AS A CONSUMER PACKAGED APPAREL COMPANY.))
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[OUT Q=APPAREL COMPANY]
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[VO-NAT]


Rollins says Tultex will most likely lose money as it reduces its inventory. He hopes to start making money again by the year 2001.
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[Ventura]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat aM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Ventura]
Members of the Reform Party are calling for Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura to leave the party.
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[VO-NAT]


Out going party Chairman Russ Verney says the former pro wrestler disgraced himself and the party with his statements to Playboy Magazine.
Verney criticized Ventura for his comments about religion, sexual assault, fat people, drugs, prostitution and women's undergarments, among other things.
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[IN Q=would you]
[SUPER=01-Jack Uldrich/Minnesota Reform Party;]
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[OUT Q=not saying anything]
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[VO-NAT]


Ventura dismissed Verney's request during an interview for NBC's Meet the Press.
Meanwhile unsuccessful candidate for governor Leslie Davis says he's starting a recall petition.
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[Gard-Open]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=gardener]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Even though it's fall, there are things you can do NOW to prepare your yard for next spring. Patrick Evans shows us how in this week's Weekend Gardener.
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[11Gilmore-Drug]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


In the latest example of how to use statistics to support your case...
Governor Jim Gilmore accused the Clinton administration of allowing teen drug use to double since 1992.
The President's team fired back that teen drug use was down 13-percent last year over the year before.
The spat's over Gilmore's new SABRE anti drug proposal.
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[VO-NAT]


In a letter to Governor Gilmore, Clinton drug czar General Barry McCaffrey writes "some of measures might be ill conceived and hastily developed."
McCaffrey says Gilmore's suggestion that mandatory minimum sentences be increased "ignores the advice of our best legal experts."
The Governor fires back: "Why would the Clinton/Gore Administration be so opposed to my SABRE plan?"
"The answer is their own lack of commitment and failure in the war on drugs."
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If approved by the 2000 General Assembly, Gilmore's plan could create the toughest drug laws in the nation.

[11Tobacco-Settlement]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


Virginia's Supreme Court has cleared the way for the first 50 million dollars in tobacco settlement money to be paid to the state.
The high court threw out the last lawsuit against the Commonwealth taking part in the Master Settlement Agreement.


Virginia was the last state in the nation to tie up such loose ends.



[11New-Citizens]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:45:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Adopting a child from overseas has its rewards.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


And that includes the pride of watching your child take the oath of citizenship.
These new citizens include two from Korea, a little girl from the far reaches of Russia- -not far from Siberia, and one from Romania.
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[IN Q=I could say]

((I COULD SAY THE PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Elena Linkous/New American]
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[OUT Q=pledge allegiance.]
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[VO-NAT]


They got their chance to do that... and go home with a brand new American flag.
It was the first time the Immigration and Naturalization Service had administered the oath for the children as part of the standard ceremony for grown ups.
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[Osceola-Mill]


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


The Osceola (ah-see-OH-la) Mill in Rockbridge County hasn't milled anything in 30 years.
The former grist mill-turned-bed-and-breakfast is better known for hosting guests....and for a GHOSTLY presence in one of its rooms.
Kimberly McBroom has more in this week's "Time Off".
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Philip Clayton/Osceola Mill Inn Owner; :13]
[SUPER=01-Mercer Balliro/Innkeeper; :51]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:27]
[SUPER=01-Brian Domino/Innkeeper; 1:48]
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[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Rockbridge County.]




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