[11BentMtn-Ax]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-38 39:43]
[GRAPHIC=accident]


An accident on Bent Mountain Road left two people trapped around 45 minutes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It happened around seven last night- the two cars crashed head on.
Rescue crews had to work using the jaws of life.
3 people, Elizabeth Hutchens of Galax and Daniel and Jennifer Bishop of Floyd, were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A couple]

((A COUPLE OF VICTIMS WERE TRANSPORTED OUT BY LIFEGUARD 10. ALSO A THIRD VICTIM HAD TO BE TRANSPORTED... THE EXTENT OF INJURIES IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT IS ALSO UNKNOWN.))
[SUPER=01-W. J. Matze, II/Roanoke Co. Police]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=is also unknown.]
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[VO-NAT]


The accident happened at the top of Bent Mountain, just past the fire station. Authorities say it's a good thing both cars were not going fast - or the accident could have been worse.
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[11Radford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-46 2:59]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A fire created some tense moments at a Radford apartment complex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Several residents at New River Overlook apartments were trapped inside when the entrance to the complex caught fire-- filling several apartments with smoke.
It happened when some Halloween decorations out front caught fire.
Fire fighters were concerned because some of the residents there are handicapped and elderly.
Several people had to be treated for smoke inhalation.
Officials say no one was seriously injured. They are currently working to find places for the residents to stay.
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[Earthquake]


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


Southern California has been jolted by a powerful seven-point-oh earthquake.
It happened this morning around three pacific time.
There are no reports of serious damage at this time.
Scientists say the quake was centered about 32 miles north of the town of Joshua Tree, in the Mojave Desert, that's about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.
People in L-A say buildings swayed for nearly 30 seconds.
The quake was also felt in San Diego and in Las Vegas.




[Irene]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane]


Hurricane Irene is blamed for two deaths in Cuba and five in Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jupiter Farms, FL;]


A mother, her twin sons, and a teenage friend were out walking the family dog when the three boys and the dog ran ahead into a puddle -- not seeing a downed power line.
They were electrocuted.
The mom was killed when she ran in after her sons.
A 13-year-old boy was also electrocuted when he picked up a power line.
Forecaster say Irene could now be heading towards storm weary North Carolina.
The storm has already dropped up to a foot and a half of rain on Florida.
Nearly a million and a half people are with out power.
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[11Sullivan]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:32:07]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Dublin woman who tried to hire a "hit man" to kill her boyfriend has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

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[VO-NAT]


Peggy Jo Sullivan was sentenced for possession of an unlawfully-made, unregistered bomb.
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./January 19;]


The device was discovered earlier this year-- in the front seat of her pickup which was parked near a crowded restaurant.
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[Weekend-Diner]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly/Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Diner]
[GRAPHIC=none]




[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Denise ANCHOR/Andrew Microwave]



[Live=Andrew Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Andrew1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


[AD LIB INTRO]

(Roll cue: At the Snow Creek Church in Franklin County.)
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[SOT net tape]
[IN Q=the process]
[SUPER=03-Franklin County; :00]
[SUPER=07-Mike Doyle; 1:30]
[SUPER=07-Elizabeth Wingfield; 1:41]
[RUNS=2:46]
[OUT Q=for this week]
[Live=Andrew Full/Microwave]



[Andrew tosses to the break SOLO]

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-37 1:05:19]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Alan Greenspan told investors the good times couldn't last forever -- and the stock market took it personally.
The Dow lost 266-points on Friday ... and this week was the worst one-week point loss ever.
Scott Goldberg has more on why this happened and how investors around here reacted.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; 00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;18 -- quick!]
[SUPER=01-Amy Smith/Investor; 24]
[SUPER=01-Tom Dunkenberger/First Union Securities;40]
[SUPER=01-George Brammer/A.G. Edwards;1:00]
[SUPER=@Scott1; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=sg..news-7.]
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((
[SOT natsound from 4 to 5 FEED]
[IN Q=]

((NATSOUND: TRADERS)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=]


All it took to send the stock market tumbling was a little shove from Alan Greenspan.
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[SOT 17:44:13]
[IN Q= when he talks]

((TOM DUNKENBERGER: WHEN HE TALKS, PEOPLE LISTEN.)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=PEOPLE LISTEN]


But just blocks from Tom Dunkenberger's downtown Roanoke office ...
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[SOT 17:57:28]
[IN Q=i'm looking]

((GARY SUMMER: I'M LOOKING AT 10 YEARS FROM NOW ... NOT NEXT YEAR.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=NEXT YEAR]


Not many in the crowd were moved by the words that moved the stock market south.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:58:32]
[IN Q=alan greenspan]

((AMY SMITH: ALAN GREENSPAN -- YES. HE HAS A LOT OF CONTROL. HE'S THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN AMERICA. THAT'S VERY TRUE. BUT ARE YOU GONNA LET SOMEONE RULE YOUR LIFE? )) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=RULE YOUR LIFE]
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[SOT 17:47:25]
[IN Q=NATSOUND: 'we lost ... ]

((DUNKENBERGER: WE LOST A LITTLE BIT.)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=little bit]


Dunkenberger has seen this happen before.
And what the stockbroker saw this time was a buying opportunity.
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[SOT 17:43:44]
[IN Q=we've been looking]

((DUNKENBERGER: WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO PUT MONEY TO WORK WE'VE HAD SITTING ON THE SIDELINES AND HOPEFULLY THIS IS ONE OF THEM. )) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=ONE OF THEM]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:49:35]
[IN Q=FOR WHATEVER]

((GEORGE BRAMMER: FOR WHATEVER REASON, THE MARKET SEEMS TO STRUGGLE IN THE MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=OCTOBER]


George Brammer has seen it before, too.
It's a good bet the market will fall in the fall ...
But in the winter, Brammer's firm predicts stocks will bounce back.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:51:18]
[IN Q=once we get]

((BRAMMER: ONCE WE GET INTO MID-JANUARY AND THE MARKET STARTS TO LIFT A LITTLE BIT, WE EXPECT THE CASH TO COME BACK INTO THE MARKET IN A REALLY POSITIVE WAY.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=POSITIVE WAY]


Why mid-January?
That's about the time stockbrokers expect people will figure out Y-2-K wasn't worth the hype.
Right now some investors are saving cash ... waiting to see if the stock market survives the new year.
The analysts we talked to say it will ... and so will the bull market that's been so good to so many people.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))


[11Bedford-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-28 2:01:02]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


The man trying to unseat Bedford County sheriff Mike Brown says it's time for Brown to get OFF the t-v and back into the streets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Challenger Chuck Reid says Brown's high profile in the media shows he's more interested in being a politician than a sheriff.
Reid says recent drug roundups are more flash than substance.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:32:36//00:56:04]
[IN Q=I think he's]

((CHUCK REID/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S CANDIDATE: I THINK HE'S BLOWING A LOT OF SMOKE OUT HERE. AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER, I THINK A LOT OF THE PUBLIC DON'T REALIZE WHEN THEY HEAR THE WORD `ARRESTS' THEY THINK HE'S DONE SOMETHING, WELL THAT'S JUST A SMALL PART.)) ((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: WE WANT THE PUBLICITY. I THINK THE PUBLICITY.. I MEAN WE COULD HIDE IT ALL, WE COULD NOT TELL THE PUBLIC ANYTHING AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Reid/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :11]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=going to do that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Brown denies that this week's roundup of drug suspects was timed with an eye towards Election Day just three weeks away.
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[11Reid-Donation]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:57:49]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Reid is on the hot seat for taking money from the family of drug defendants
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

- a second time.
Chuck Reid is currently a jailer. He accepted one thousand dollars from James Owen, whose son Sidney Tracy Owen faces felony drug charges. If Tracy Owen is convicted, he could do time at Camp 24 under Chuck Reid's control.
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[SOT 13:16:28]
[IN Q=What if he lands in Camp 24?]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: WHAT IF HE LANDS IN CAMP 24? CHUCK REID/ (D) CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF: IF HE DOES, HE DOES. I MEAN I'LL DEAL WITH HIM JUST LIKE I DO WITH ALL THE REST OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Reid/(D) Candidate for Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=all the rest of them]
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[VO-NAT]

James Owen has given money to Reid's campaign before, when his son had NOT been charged. But Reid has previously taken 500-dollars from the Husteds whose son was charged and later convicted of selling drugs.
The sheriff says he would have refused this money.
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[11City-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-32 1:32:16]
[GRAPHIC=Manager search]


The paycheck of Roanoke's next city manager has become an issue in the search for the city's new chief executive.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City council met in private yesterday to discuss the search. The meeting produced no announcement.
A majority of council is said to support one of the two finalists, but the leading candidate is reportedly asking for more than some members of council want to offer.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Council will present a contract proposal to one of the candidates in the next few days.
Members have scheduled another meeting on the subject October 25th.

[Polar-Rescue]


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


Doctor Jerri Nielsen is in New Zealand this morning after being rescued from the South Pole.
A U-S Air Force Starlifter carrying Nielsen arrived in Christchurch around 5:30.
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[VO-NAT]


She was rescued from the a research station at the South Pole five months after discovering a lump in her breast. The Antarctic winter prevented an earlier rescue.
[SUPER=03-Over the South Pole;]


Nielsen is now expected to be flown to the U-S for treatment. (------------) She's been treating herself with chemotherapy.