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An arrest in a quadruple murder and arson two summers ago.
Coming up on NEWS 7, a major development in the Hodges murders and the "friend" of the family police have suspected all along... but only today indicted and apprehended.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And the V-M-I Board meets in Richmond to begin fashioning a plan for female cadets. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the USTA of Roanoke continues at Hunting Hills with Malavai Washington's sister in action, the Panthers hope be on the defensive once again this year.
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And Carl Lewis tells us what it's like to win his 9th gold medal!!
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WX-Head
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Very heavy showers over parts of the mountain state and to the south in the Carolinas. We are in between systems for the moment but some rain is on the way.

Bramblett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-65, 96-69
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


It was the most horrendous crime in the Roanoke Valley in modern memory. Now nearly two years later police think they've solved the case and have a suspect in custody.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994


It was the murder of a family of four. Teresa Hodges was strangled. Her husband, Blaine shot to death, along with their two daughters. The house was then set on fire.
SUPER=04-Roanoke Times Photo


The next day police questioned Earl Bramblett, a friend of the family who occasionally spent the night at the house on East Virginia Avenue.
But Bramblett was not very cooperative.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


Bramblett was indicted today for capital murder, three counts of first- degree murder and related arson charges. He was arrested this afternoon just before two o'clock in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Prosecutor Skip Burkart praised Vinton and State Police for pursuing the most minute pieces of evidence, conducting hundreds of interviews in a tremendously complex case.
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((SKIP BURKART/RKE CO. COMMONWEALTH ATTY: IT'S JUST TAKEN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF TIME AND EFFORT. IT WAS JUST NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD IMMEDIATELY BE ABLE TO GO OUT AND ARREST SOMEBODY AND SUCCESSFULLY PROSECUTE THEM. AS I'VE INDICATED TO ALL THE MEDIA FROM THE START I WASN'T GOING TO CHARGE ANYBODY UNTIL I FELT WE HAD A CASE THAT WE COULD CHARGE AND WIN.))
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Hodges


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-64
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


The neighborhood where the Hodges lived is reacting with surprise and relief tonight to the news of Bramblett's arrest.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ron/Microwave


Ron Jones has been talking to neighbors.
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VMI-Meeting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=VMI Supreme Court


IF they admit women, they're looking to Texas for ideas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Virginia Military Institute's Board of Visitors met in a closed session today in Richmond.
Board members heard from a Texas A&M representative about that school's "adversitive- style" co-education of 100 female cadets.
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((WILLIAM BERRY/VMI BOARD CHAIRMAN: GENERAL BUNTING, A SMALL GROUP OF FACULTY AND STAFF, AND A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE CORPS OF CADETS HAVE BEEN MEETING DAILY FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS TO FRAME THE OUTLINE FOR A CO-EDUCATION PLAN.))
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((GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: THE ONE THOUGHT I WOULD LEAVE WITH YOU IS THAT IF THE BOARD DOES APPROVE IT ON THE 21ST OF SEPTEMBER AT THEIR MEETING, WE WILL DO IT IN A WAY WHICH DOES TREMENDOUS CREDIT TO VMI AND WE'LL SURPRISE A LOT OF PEOPLE.))
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SUPER=01-Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; :12
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


Bunting's goal for the top secret co-ed plan is to keep the rat line tradition as intact as possible.
But efforts to make the school private, and- -in the process- -keep women out entirely will be considered along with the co-ed plan on September 21st.
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Christian-Coalition


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The Federal Election Commission is taking Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition to court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


After years of maintaining that his Chesapeake, Virginia -based organization is NOT political, Robertson's being sued for allegedly promoting Republican candidates for president and Congress.
Robertson and director Ralph Reed oversee voter guides, conferences, direct mail efforts, and phone banks that the Commission alleges have all targeted Republican voters in an effort to get Republicans elected.
Virginia Democratic Party chairwoman Sue Wrenn applauds the lawsuit.
Wrenn points out Ralph Reed took public credit for helping Virginia Beach state Senator Ken Stolle (STAH-lee) get elected in 1991.
Stolle (STAH-lee) is vying for the GOP nomination to run for Attorney General in Virginia next year.
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Telebrands


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-66
GRAPHIC=None


A mail order company in Roanoke has agreed to provide refunds to hundreds of customers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Telebrands reached an agreement with attorneys general in 17 states, to reimburse people who bought possibly unsafe hearing aids.
The amount of the settlement comes to 515-thousand dollars.
The product was called Whisper X-L, and Telebrands is required to provide a refund to anyone who asks for one within 90 days.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Coming up on News 7 at Six-
A state official decides what to do about the store that sold beer to a Roanoke County teenager--the boy who later caused a fatal accident.
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And it's been a favorite drink for kids for years--but now some teenagers are putting Kool Aid in their HAIR. We'll explore this latest trend.
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Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


The OTHER Warner is becoming more of a household name in Virginia, but it's not helping him gain much ground in the race for U-S Senate.
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A News 7 Mason/Dixon poll shows if Virginians cast their ballots today 53 percent would vote for incumbent John Warner over challenger Mark Warner.
John Warner's support is down six percentage points from a month ago.
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The poll indicates Mark Warner has his highest level of support so far, with 28 percent of the vote.
And perhaps benefiting from an intense media campaign, Mark Warner is becoming more well known.
87 percent of Virginians know WHO he is, but less than 30 percent have a favorable view of him.
In contrast, more than half of those polled have favorable opinions of incumbent John Warner.
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Quickette


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=Khu
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


For years, Glenvar teenagers have said it was the place to buy beer.
Though the current owner of Riverside Quickette had never been cited for A-B-C violations before, a hearing officer has now concluded the store DID sell alcohol to a minor on ONE occasion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape


The store will lose its wine and beer licence for 30 days- -TWENTY days, if Fred Dotson wants to pay a one-thousand dollar fine.
All that stems from the drunk driving fatality involving a 16-year old honor student who struck and killed a teacher ten days before Christmas.
The hearing examiner cited the boy's age- -he was 16 at the time... and intoxication- -he said he was already drunk when he went in the store... as aggravating factors in the offense.
County police sent in a couple of 20-year olds two weeks later. They both bought beer from the same clerk, but the hearing officer did the same thing a district judge did... concluded a "reasonable person" could have thought they were 21.
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Helms


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-67
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A man charged with raping and killing an elderly Floyd County woman entered an insanity plea today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./June 1992


Thomas Lonnie Helms was charged with the murder of 77-year-old Harriet Shank Allen.
She was found dead outside of her home, four years ago.
Today, Helms pleaded NOT guilty by reason of insanity and was sent to Central State Hospital in Petersburg.
Helms told authorities that a man held a gun to his head and forced him to kill Allen.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


The Floyd prosecutor says the physical evidence indicated that Helms acted alone.

Enviro-Commission


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Governor George Allen has taken his latest step toward protecting the environment.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Governor's Commission on Environmental Stewardship convened for the first time today.
Its charge is to review environmental regulations and policies, get citizens more involved -- and in keeping with the Allen legacy, keep big business in mind.
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((ATTORNEY GEN. JIM GILMORE/COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: WE OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO FIND GOOD WAYS TO CLEAN THE ENVIRONMENT...AT THE SAME TIME.))
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((ALBERT POLLARD/VA. SIERRA CLUB: TOMMY HUDSON, WHO'S A LOBBYIST FOR THE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION, IS ON THE BOARD. IT CERTAINLY MAKES YOU THINK THAT THEY MIGHT BE WILLING TO GIVE DRACULA THE KEYS TO THE BLOOD BANK. BUT WE'RE GOING TO RESERVE JUDGMENT UNTIL THAT FINAL REPORT. THEY'RE ALSO TWO MEMBERS OF THE SO-CALLED VIRGINIANS FOR PROPERTY RIGHTS.))
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The property rights movement opposes zoning and other land use controls.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


The stock market advanced today.
The Dow gained 47 points, closing at 54-hundred-82.
NASDAQ up five and a half points.
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Kool-Aid


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-53
GRAPHIC=None


Trends come and go quickly, especially among teenagers.
But, for this latest one getting caught in the rain isn't exactly "cool."
Intern reporter Stacey Martin explains.
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Teens. They're into everything from tattooing to tongue-piercing and now kool-aid...only they're not drinking it, they're wearing it.
Hair dyes with names like Wild Cherry and Kickin'-Kiwi Lime are gaining in popularity with younger crowds.
It's believed to be in part because of celebrities like Dennis Rodman but teens say it's more about being different.
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((ANNE SACCO/KOOL-AID HAIR ADVOCATE; HOW MUCH DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU GUYS TO BE DIFFERENT? A LOT. WHY IS THAT? WANT TO STAND OUT. DON'T WANT TO BE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.))
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Besides looking unusual, the trend has some good points.
It's inexpensive--4 packs of kool-aid run about one dollar.
And, it's easy to use--a little styling gel, a squirt of water--mix, paste and wha-lah...
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((JOHN SACCO/FATHER; IT'S NOT GOING TO HURT THE KIDS. YOU MAY THINK THEY LOOK WEIRD AND THEY'RE DOOPERS OR WHATEVER BUT THEY'RE REALLY NOT. THEY'RE GOOD KIDS. THEY REALLY ARE THEY JUST WANT TO LOOK A LITTLE DIFFERENT.))
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All of this makes for a hairy situation for kraft, the makers of kool-aid.
But, company representatives are quick to note that it's not part of their marketing pitch.
SM, News 7, Roanoke.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight in sports, Carl Lewis talks about being golden for the ninth time, Steve Mason gives us a look at the Carolina Panthers defense,
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and we'll head out to the USTA event at Hunting Hills and meet a competitor with some rich, competitive bloodlines.
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S-Lewis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-13
GRAPHIC=OLYMPICS


The Centennial Olympic Park reopened to the public today, but most of the folks in Atlanta were rejuvenated last night.
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SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/NBC Sports; :00


Father Time, Carl Lewis, who won four gold medals 12 years ago, shocked the world last night as he won the long jump gold for the fourth straight Olympics.
The 35 year old legend says he didn't plan on coming to Atlanta to win his nine gold medal.
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((CARL LEWIS/9 GOLD MEDALS:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=OLYMPICS


The Dream Team plays tonight, earlier today the US baseball team beat the Netherlands 17-to-1.

S-USTA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-14
GRAPHIC=USTA


The USTA Challenger of Roanoke tournament is underway at Hunting Hills.
SS=Mashona Washington


One player who has her sights on part of the 25 thousand dollars in prize money is Mashona Washington.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00


Washington is ranked 311th in the world and has set some high goals for the immediate future.
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((MASHONA WASHINGTON/RANKED 311TH IN WORLD:))
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SUPER=03-Wimbledon;


The 20 year old has deep blood lines in tennis. Her brother is 27 year old Wimbledon runner up Malavai Washington who is now competing in the Atlanta Olympics.
William Washington serves as both father and coach. He was in Atlanta just this week and although his son, who is ranked 12th in the world, did not win Wimbledon, there is still much to be proud of.
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((WILLIAM WASHINGTON/MASHONA'S AND MALAVAI'S FATHER AND COACH:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Mashona has another brother that plays. 21 year old Mashiska is ranked 505th in the world.

S-Golf


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-15
GRAPHIC=GOLF


In just a couple of weeks some of the top Club pros and amateur golfers in the state will be at Hanging Rock golf Club in Salem.
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Today organizers of the fifth annual Kazim Temple Mid-Atlantic tournament took part in a newsconference on the club house porch.
This year's event is nearly twice as big as last year's.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD GOLF


The one day tourney is set for August 12th.

S-Defense


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-1
GRAPHIC=Panthers


In only their second year, the Carolina Panthers have built one of the top defenses in the league.
SS=Sam Mills


Their leader is NFL veteran linebacker Sam Mills. Steve Mason has more on this oldie but a goodie.
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((Sam Mill's son is 18 years old, that's just 5 years younger than Carolina quarterback Kerry Collins. His play in carolina's inaugural season was one main reason the Panthers finished the year with the 7th rated defense in the league. ((SAM MILLS:PANTHERS INSIDE LINEBACKER:)) ((DOM CAPERS/PANTHERS HEAD COACH:))
Mills lead the team in tackles last season with 130. he also had 6 interceptions. The off season acquisition of Pittsburgh all pro linebacker Kevin Green should help Mills. There are other factors that should take some of the pressure off the 37 year old. ((STEVE MASON:)) ((ERIC DAVIS/ALL PRO CORNERBACK:)) ((DOM:))
Davis will now take each opponents top receiver, which alleviates some pressure off Tyrone Poole, another Panther corner who, although extremely fast, has taken some heat having trouble with big receivers. ((TYRONE POOLE/PANTHERS CORNERBACK:))
The clock is ticking for this panther defense, the unit's average age is 30 years old. In Spartanburg South Carolina, Steve mason News 7 sports.))
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Canal-Wall


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-52
GRAPHIC=None


Something old has become something new in Buchanan.
Now town officials are trying to capitalize.
Scott Prince has the story.
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((Take a walk down Main Street in Buchanan these days and you see some changes.
New businesses have taken the place of empty lots, and the local economy is growing.
Now officials are taking their revitalization efforts to the banks of the James River.
They're proposing a new park--
And because of the recent discovery of a canal wall... the plan looks rock solid.
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STAND UP 12:40:20
((They say it takes a lemon to make lemonade... and that's a pretty good analogy in Buchanan.
This past winter, the James River flooded, and this area was covered with debris-- so much in fact that volunteers were needed to clean up the mess.
One of those volunteers stumbled upon a piece of rock embedded in mud.
A few hours later, a significant portion of the wall was uncovered.)) END STAND UP
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It was built sometime during the 1800's... but its been buried for at least sixty years.
Even still, you can get a pretty good idea what the wall used to look like-- it was captured in an oil painting which hangs inside a local bank.
There's still no time table on the park... and the town hopes the majority of funding will come through private donations.
But right now the WALL is completely visible.
And officials believe it will not only attract townspeople... but tourists Scott Prince, News-7, Botetourt County.)) as well... because it's just a stone's throw from the Blue Ridge Parkway.