Coming up on News 7-
Is Richard Jewell a suspect in the Atlanta bombing or not? The latest as
this story develops.
The man charged with murdering a Vinton family appears in court-
Keith Humphry has a report from South Carolina.
Plus Playskool recalls some plastic infant carriers. We'll tell you which
News 7 is next.
The prime suspect in the murders of a Vinton family was in court today.
Earl Bramblett was arrested in South Carolina and is being held without
Investigators say they are less suspicious of Olympic bombing suspect
Richard Jewell .
Federal agents spent eleven hours searching his home today looking for
evidence to link Jewell to the crime.
And Valley View patrons respond to a court decision about the mall's
We'll have details.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
The main suspect in the murders of a Vinton family two years ago faced
formal charges for the first time today.
Earl Conrad Bramblett is behind bars in South Carolina tonight accused of
the 1994 murders of four members of the Hodges family.
Keith Humphry has more from Spartanburg.
SUPER=01-Anthony Mabry/State Solicitor; :08
SUPER=07-Earl Bramblett; :32
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994;:50
SUPER=01-Barry Keesee/State Police Special Agent; 1:15
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A Roanoke man's skirmish with a Valley View Mall security official led
the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to call for a boycot.
Today, both the shopper and the security guard faced each other in court.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 4; :00
SUPER=01-Gerald Teaster/Prosecutor; :33
SUPER=01-Melvin Hill/Mann's Attorney; :41
SUPER=01-Robyn McNeal/Valley View Shopper; 1:04
SUPER=01-Hayward Statum/Valley View Shopper; 1:14
SUPER=01-Wendy Schaeffer/Spencer Gifts; 1:21 quick!!
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( In early June, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference accused
Valley View Mall of discriminating against blacks.
They made a public example of a confrontation between 25- year- old Robert
Manns and Valley View's security chief, John Rutledge.
Manns filed assault charges-- accusing Rutledge of shoving him.
In turn, Rutledge charged Manns with trespassing, saying he refused to
leave the mall when he was asked to.
Testimony revealed Manns left the mall-- then came back.
A judge has ruled Manns was guilty of trespassing, but did NOT enter a
conviction of record.
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((GERALD TEASTER/PROSECUTOR: EVENTUALLY HE LEFT AND IT WASN'T A MATTER OF
HAVING HIM PHYSICALLY TAKEN AWAY AND I THINK THAT'S THE MAIN REASON WHY HE DID
NOT GIVE HIM THE CONVICTION.))
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((MELVIN HILL/MANN'S ATTORNEY: BUT THE QUESTION IS, WHICH WAS ANSWERED IN OUR
FAVOR IS DO YOU WANT TO CONVICT SOMEONE BASED ON THOSE SET OF FACTORS. HE CHOSE
NOT TO AND WE'RE HAPPY WITH THAT.))
Meanwhile, Rutledge was found Not Guilty of assaulting Manns-- with the
evidence failing to prove any intent to cause harm.
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: AFTER ALL THE ATTENTION THIS CASE HAS RECEIVED, WE
DECIDED TO TALK TO SOME FOLKS WHO SHOP AND WORK AT VALLEY VIEW MALL TO FIND OUT
WHAT THEY THINK THE ATMOSPHERE IS LIKE. ))
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((ROBYN MCNEAL/VALLEY VIEW SHOPPER: YOU CAN BE WALKING AROUND THE MALL AND
THEY WOULDN'T EVEN KNOW IT-- YOU JUST WALKING WITH YOUR FRIENDS, AND THEY'LL
SWEAR UP AND DOWN YOU'RE TRYING TO STEAL SOMETHING AND THEN THEY'LL FOLLOW YOU
ALL AROUND THE STORES LIKE YOU'RE A THIEF. ))
SOT TAPE 2 8:09:40
((HAYWARD STATUM/VALLEY VIEW SHOPPER: MY SON AND I COME OUT HERE AT LEAST ONCE
A WEEK AND PLAY VIDEO GAMES AND SHOP, AND WE'VE NEVER HAD ANY TROUBLE AT ALL.))
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((WENDY SCHAEFFER/SPENCER GIFTS: EVERYBODY AROUND HERE'S REAL COOL. EVERYBODY
AROUND HERE IS REAL LAID BACK. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE BIG DEAL IS.))
Schaeffer says she hasn't noticed any change in business since the S-C-L-C
called for the boycott.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
The investigation of an Atlanta security guard goes on, despite earlier
word that interest in the bombing suspect was diminishing.
Federal agents searched a cabin tonight- Residents say Richard Jewell had
rented the cabin before moving go Atlanta in May.
As Manuel Gallegus reports, they're looking for possible evidence in the
Olympic Park Bombing.
SUPER=01-David Tubb/FBI Special Agent;
SUPER=01-Manuel Galleugs/CBS News;
OUT Q=standard outcue.
((Jewell who was thought of as a hero is now receiving a lot unwanted
The FBI showed up this morning, armed with a search warrant, and waded
through the sea of reporters and photographers to get to Jewell's front door.
Other residents of the building were asked to leave, and they did. Jewell
offered no resistance, and in fact spent most of the day waiting around on the
steps outside his apartment.
DAVID TUBBS/FBI: THE SEARCH DOESN'T INDICATE THAT MR. JEWELL HAS BEEN
CHARGED WITH A CRIME.
Authorities still won't say on the record that Jewell is a suspect. but they
wouldn't have spent the day at his home if they weren't interested in him for
something. Jewell was working as a security guard at Centennial Park the night
of the bombing. He was hailed as a hero for alerting police to the presence of
the knapsack that held the deadly explosive. but now that investigators think
he may have put it there, his home has been searched, his pick-up truck has
been towed away, and federal agents have removed boxes of his possessions for
analysis. For the neighbors, it's all great theater.
MANUEL GALLEGUS: DEALING WITH THE FACT THAT THE COMPANY THAT JEWELL WAS
SCREENED BY SEVERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, INCLUDING THE FBI, WHEN HE WAS
HIRED AS A GUARD FOR CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS,
An Atlanta newspaper says Richard Jewell is a Danville native.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the 33-year old was born in
Danville around 1962.
He reportedly moved to Georgia about seven years later.
The only other information given was that his mother's name is Barbara and
his father is deceased.
For a short time this morning Lynchburg Police were searching for a man who
allegedly shot a woman in her home.
But now it is believed the triggerman may have been the victims's MOTHER.
42-year old Emma Jean Davis was led away in handcuffs after police charged
her with shooting her 26-year old daughter, Tara Kim.
Commander Earl Burnette says the 9-1-1 call that police received said Kim
was shot after a burglar entered her house.
But soon after officers arrived at the Augusta Avenue home, a different
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IN Q=The only thing
((BURNETTE: THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY RIGHT NOW IS DURING THE COURSE OF THE
INVESTIGATION, IS THAT THINGS DIDN'T ADD UP AND WE WERE ABLE TO MAKE THE CHARGE
BASED ON THE EVIDENCE THAT WE FOUND AT THE SCENE.))
OUT Q=at the scene.
Neighbors say Kim and Davis had lived on their street for roughly six
Kim's two daughters also lived there.
They were not hurt.
Lynchburg General Hospital says Kim is in serious condition after surgery.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, the President says he WILL sign a bill that will
end welfare as we know,
And as rough weather continues to slow down retrival efforts on the downed
T-W-A crash, investigators examine large pieces of the wreckage.
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GRAPHIC=Plane crash Invest
Heavy rain and choppy seas slowed the TWA Crash search.
SUPER=03-Off Long Island, NY;
Navy divers were kept out of the water and the search was suspended.
((ROBERT FRANCIS/NAT'L TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: IT WAS VERY ROUGH SEAS OUT
THERE. SIX TO EIGHT FOOT WAVES AND ALMOST NO ACTIVITY.))
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/Nat'l Transportation Safety Board;
OUT Q=AND ALMOST NO ACTIVITY."
Over the past two days several large sections were pulled from the water-
including a cargo bin and a row of passenger seats- but still no definite
evidence of a bomb.
Divers did retrieve more victims from the wreckage- 13 more bodies were
brought to shore overnight.
A crackdown on terrorism could be on the way.
A top White House official say lawmakers have agreed on a package of
It would include expanded wiretapping, tighter airport security and would
allow the prosecution of suspected terrorists under federal racketeering laws.
Welfare could end as a way of life for the poor.
The House approved a final version of the welfare bill that requires
recipients to work after two years.
President Clinton says the bill isn't perfect, but he will sign it.
((THIS IS THE BEST CHANCE WE HAVE OF COMPLETING WORK TO END WELFARE AS WE KNOW
((THERE'S NOT A DIME'S DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BILL HE TALKED ABOUT TODAY THAN
THE ONE HE VETOED A FEW MONTHS BACK. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS IT'S 97 DAYS BEFORE
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; 06
OUT Q=BEFORE THE ELECTION."
The bill will save taxpayers more than 50 billion dollars over six years.
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll
Are Virginians ready to support a Democrat for the presidency?
The latest News- 7 Mason Dixon Poll says... maybe.
President Clinton trails Republican Bob Dole by just two percentage
points-- with ten percent of voters still undecided.
Ross Perot's independent candidacy seems to have little chance of gaining
steam in the Commonwealth.
BUT when you toss him into the mix Dole's lead over Clinton gets even
The poll DOES show that Dole would widen the gap here if he picked up Colin
Powell as a running mate.
Statewide, 39-percent of voters said they would be "more likely" to vote for
Dole if Powell was on the ticket.
He was charged with nearly a dozen felonies- and accused of striking fear in
Michael Obremski was arrested in May for making threatening telephone calls
to girls ranging in age from 8 to 18.
Today he pleaded no contest in Roanoke County circuit court to 11 charges.
They include threatening to abduct, taking indecent liberties with a minor
and making an obscene phone call.
Obremski will be sentenced in late September.
It did not take authorities long to arrest the man they suspect robbed a
Danville bank this morning at gunpoint.
It happened around 9-30 at the First Virginia Bank-Piedmont on Westover
21-year old Phillip Andre Jennings of Axton was arrested less than an hour
later when authorities spotted his car in the Axton community.
The F-B-I is expected to prosecute the case.
Soft Music Under
Still to come on News 7 at 11,
Playskool recalls a potentially dangerous child carrier,
And from Richmond, we'll see how the city is preparing as the Sons of the
Confederacy return to the capitol.
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Playskool is recalling thousands of infant carriers because children may
fall out of them.
The product is called the Fold N' Travel Carrier.
Playskool says it's received reports of infants tumbling out of the
carriers, including seven cases of babies who suffered serious head injuries.
The Fold 'N' Travel carriers can be adjusted for use as a rocker, feeder or
sleeper, and they fold up for storage.
If you have one return it to Playskool or the store for a refund.
Some Lexington residents are ready to open a NEW retirement community in
They have the land... but not the money.
Retirement community organizers say they are in desperate need of an
affordable retirement community to prevent senior citizens from leaving.
The Bartenstein family donated 85 acres of the Sunnyside Farm earlier this
IN Q=They wanted something
((THEY WANTED SOMETHING GOOD TO HAPPEN WITH THIS INCREDIBLE PIECE OF LAND AND
WE STARTED TALKING TO THEM ABOUT A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY AND WE FELT THAT WE
WOULD BE GOOD STEWARDS OF THE LAND AND SERVE A NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND IT
WAS JUST A COMBINATION THAT WENT TOGETHER.))
SUPER=01-Dianne Herrick/LRC Committee Member;
OUT Q=that went together.
The dream has been in the making for ten years.
Herrick says they hope to construct 60 units within the next few years...
but first they must get donations to pay for it.
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SUPER=331-Spotty Rain/Showers/68-70/Showers Ending/Cloudy Skies/79-82;
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SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :00
And look who showed up at the Brickyard yesterday. Dale Earnhardt walked and
waving under his own power despite the broken collarbone and sterum.
Four hours of open practice was the the order of the day at Indianapolis
yesterday afternoon as the Winston Cup boys
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :00
limbered up for the first round of qualifying.
Mark Martin and Rick Mast had two of the fastest practice times of the day,
but this was the man grabbing most of the attention.
Dale Earnhardt was walking and talking and waving to the crowd despite his
broken clavicle and sternum.
Mike Skinner practiced the Richard Childress owned Goodwrench Chevy
yesterday but Dale plans to at least start Saturday's race.
IN Q="If I were...
((DALE EARNHARDT/DRIVER -GOODWRENCH CHEVY:))
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Driver - Goodwrench Chevy; :00
OUT Q=...I DECIDE."
Cincinnati Reds star Chris Sabo has been suspended for seven games without
pay and fined $25 thousand dollars by the national league for using an illegal
bat on Monday night.
The Reds infielder was caught using a corked bat on Monday night THAT HE
SAYS wasn't his
The bat reportedly belonged to teammate Hal Morris, but it's Sabo who much
now pay the price.
IN Q=i KNOW I WILL...
((CHRIS SABO/SUSPENDED FOR 7 GAMES:))
SUPER=01-Chris Sabo/Suspended For 7 Games; :00
OUT Q=...ALL THAT STUFF."
The Players union is appealing so, Sabo is free to play until a ruling is
The Cincinnati Reds knocked the Astros out of first place last night with a
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/Astros vs. Reds; :00
The streaking Reds have now eight of their last ten games and they were
Joe Oliver hits this solo homer in the fourth inning to deep left field to
give Cincinnati a 3-to-nothing lead.
Then in 8th, Barry Larkin hit his 17th homer of the year. The two run shot to
left field gave the Reds a 10-to-nothing cushion and that's how it ended, as
John Smiley pitched a SUPER=35-Houston/0/Cincinnati/10;
complete game four hit shutout, striking out Randy Knorr to the end the game.
The New York Yankees acquired slugging first baseman Cecil
Fielder from the Detroit Tigers last night for disgruntled
outfielder Ruben Sierra and minor-league pitching prospect Matt
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Giants vs.Cubs; :00
In Chicago yesterday afternoon, Bill Cosby threw out the first pitch and then
the Cubs threw away the Giants.
The Cubs got the eventual game winner in the bottom of the fourth on this
bloop single by Scott Servais that plates Sammy Sosa.
The Cubs beat the Giants by a 4-to-1 count.
SUPER=03-Arlington, TX/Yankees vs. Rangers; :00
A history making night at the Park in Arlington as Juna Gonzalez hit his 15th
homer in the month of July.
Joe Dimaggio set the mark in 1937, and Hank Greenburg and Joe Adcock are the
only two other players to accomplish the feat. They did it in 1956.
Gonzalez's homer traveled 415 feet.
Preseason training camp action continued across the NFL yesterday and they
had a few interesting moments in the Cowboys camp.
SUPER=03-Austin, TX; :00
The Cowboys welcomed the always well behaved Raiders to Austin, Texas for a
little scrimmage action, and a couple of the guys thought someone said a little
The big sweaty lineman slapped each other around, then rolled on the ground,
and then got out of breath and went back to the huddle.
Still to come tonight, Steve Mason checks in from the Homestead,
where the ACC coaches and players are gearing for the upcoming football
season. We'll hear from Tiki, Warrick, Bobby and George right after this.
The ACC football coaches and players have been hanging out at Homestead this
week, and Steve Mason says when they haven't been dodging maids they've been
discussing a changing of the guard within the conference.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Hot Springs; :00
SUPER=01-Fred Goldsmith/Duke Head Football Coach; :12
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Season; 1:00
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Rushed for 1,397 Yards Last Year; 1:06
SUPER=01-Warrick Dunn/Florida State Tailback; 1:14
SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/Florida State Head Coach; 1:33
SUPER=01-George O'Leary/Georgia Tech Head Football Coach; 1:45
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((The media hoped to uncover the storylines for the 1996 football season.
But it was a Homestead employee, not a reporter who got up close and personal
with at least one coach.
((PAUL GOLDSMITH/DUKE HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:))
Virginia's Mike Groh is just 1 of 7 ACC quarterbacks lost to either
graduation or exhausted eligibility.
Both Warrick Dunn of Florida State and UVa's Tiki Barber are heisman trophy
front runners and lead the best ACC class of runners ever.
((TIKI BARBER/UVA RUNNING BACK:))
((WARRICK DUNN/FLORIDA STATE RUNNING BACK:))
Clemson's Raymond priester has also been mention in th Heisman hunt and you
can't forget about North Carolina's Leon Johnson, Georgia Tech's CJ Williams,
and NC State's Tremayne Stephens.
Their success will depend on some young offensive lines throughout the
conference, that story, In our next ACC report. At the Homestead, Steve Mason,
News 7 sports.))
The Sons of Confederate Veterans have been honoring their fathers' fight to
secede from the Union for one hundred years.
Today, a vibrant national organization descended on the same Richmond hotel
that hosted the first meeting in 1896.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=It's theme
SUPER=01-Barton Campbell/Centennial Chairman; :31
SUPER=01-J.E.B. Stuart IV/Great-Grandson of General; :42
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
It's theme is our state song -- mothballed by some, revered by others.
This centennial convention carries the Sons of Confederate Veterans "back to
A century ago, they adjourned from the sumptuous Jefferson Hotel to lay the
cornerstone for Jefferson Davis's monument.
Sunday, over a thousand are expected to parade past Davis, Lee, and Jackson
on Richmond's Monument Avenue.
That march will NOT pass the avenue's newest statue -- African American
But the Sons are working on minority issues.
((BARTON CAMPBELL/CENTENNIAL CHAIRMAN: WE'RE VERY COGNIZANT OF WHAT WE WANT TO
DO TO RECOGNIZE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ALL SOUTHERNERS -- BLACK AND WHITE,
INDIAN, HISPANIC, AND WHATEVER THAT TOOK PART IN THE WAR.))
((J.E.B. STUART IV/GREAT-GRANDSON OF GENERAL: BE PROUD OF IT. THERE WAS A
SERIOUS CONFLICT. A SERIOUS CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTION THAT WAS RESOLVED. OUR
COUNTRY IS STRONGER BECAUSE OF THAT. BUT WE SHOULDN'T FORGET OUR OWN ROOTS,
OUR OWN HERITAGE, AND THE BRAVE DEEDS THAT WERE PERFORMED.))
But along with the history and ancestor worship, there's an irreverent
nat sot 04:39:56
((GO AHEAD AND GET THE BIKINI. THERE'S THE HALTER TOP. I JUST GOT THE BOTTOMS
OF THE BIKINI. WELL NOW I DO HAVE GLOW IN THE DARK BOXERS. YES. THE STARS DO
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((100 YEARS INTO THE SCV'S HISTORY, THIS CONVENTION STILL EXPECTS A HANDFUL OF
ACTUAL SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS TO ATTEND. AND YES, THE LAST KNOWN LIVING
CONFEDERATE WIDOW IS FLYING IN FROM ALABAMA. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))