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NOON-HEADLINES

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A security guard is the prime suspect in Saturday's pipe bombing in Centennial Olympic Park.
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And a two year murder mystery is over in Vinton.
South Carolina police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a quadruple homicide.
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Don't go away, News 7 at NOON is next.

JEWELL


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The Atlanta security guard hailed as a hero for finding the bomb at Centennial Olympic Park is now suspected of planting it.
Federal agents this morning began searching the apartment of Richard Jewell.
But officials say Jewell has not been charged in the case.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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11:30 CBS Newspath update window.
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(( Federal agents arrived at the apartment of Richard Jewell early this morning..armed with a warrant--that would allow them to search the security guard's apartment. Jewell..is the man who first reported finding the knapsack that exploded..killing one woman and injuring 111 others..at olympic centennial park. Residents of the complex were escorted out before agents entered the apartment. The FBI stresses Jewell is not a suspect and has not been arrested.
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"JEWELL IS NOT A SUSPECT----THIS IS A WAY WE CLEAR UP"

Jewell was first hailed as a hero for alerting police..the night the pipe
bomb exploded in a public park. but yesterday---an Atlanta paper named Jewell

as the "leading candidate" in the bombing. The 31-year old man was surrounded by the media after he returned from being questioned by the FBI. I'M SURE THEY ARE INVESTIGATING EVERYONE WHO WAS IN THE AREA..DO YOU HAVE ANY
IDEA WHY THEY WOULD CONSIDER YOU A SUSPECT...NO I HAVE NO IDEA---DID YOU DO

IT--NO SIR I DIDN'T DO IT. WATSON BRYANT/JEWELL'S ATTORNEY/I THINK MY CLIENT IS GETTING SCREWED. MANUEL GALLEGUS STANDUP))

Bramblett


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sly
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GRAPHIC=Murder investigation


The man accused in a 1994 multiple murder in Vinton is preparing to go before a judge in South Carolina.
Earl Bramblett was arrested yesterday.
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The bodies of Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two young daughters were found inside their burning home two summers ago.
Teresa Hodges had been strangled; her husband and children were shot to death.
Yesterday police arrested Bramblett in Spartanburg.
He has been indicted on charges of capital murder, three counts of first- degree murder and related arson charges.
Residents of the Hodges' Vinton neighborhood say they're relieved by the news of Bramblett's arrest.
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((I'M PERSONALLY GLAD TO KNOW THAT THE MAN HAS BEEN CAUGHT... IF HE'S THE MAN.)) ((I GO BY THAT HOUSE EVERY DAY. AND IT BREAKS MY HEART. THEY LET HIM GO AND THEY MADE ALL THESE EXCUSES SEEMS LIKE. I'M SO HAPPY FOR THEM. I HOPE THEY BURN HIM.))
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Police questioned Bramblett early on in the investigation but aren't saying what broke the case and led to yesterday's arrest.
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L'burg-Shooting


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Police in Lynchburg are looking for a man who shot a woman in her home this morning.
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It happened about 10 o'clock in the 15 hundred block of Augusta street.
Officials say 25-year-old Tara Kim was shot several times by an unidentified man, who then fled into some woods nearby.
Police are searching the neighborhood for him, but so far they have NOT found him.
Kim is in the emergency room at Lynchburg General Hospital, in serious condition.
Police say the two small children were upstairs sleeping at the time of the shooting, and were still asleep when police arrived.
A relative is taking care of them.
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TWA


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Today's New York Times reports investigators now believe it was a bomb that brought down T-W-A flight 800.
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But N-T-S-B officials say there is still not enough evidence to draw that conclusion.
As the U-S-S Grapple begins its second day of work, investigators say, it may be ready to begin bringing up pieces of the first class section and forward cargo hold areas that could yield evidence of an explosive.
Divers yesterday recovered ten more bodies bringing the total count to 171.
Fifty-nine bodies are still missing.
Divers also continued to bring up mass pieces of wreckage.
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((DIVER: IF YOU TOOK A JUNKYARD AND FILL IT WITH WATER 120 FEET OF WATER, THAT'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. ))
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Investigators believe the explosion on board was near the front of the plane, somewhere around the forward ktchen or cargo bin.
Sources say shrapnel recovered from bodies in the first class cabin are consistent with a nearby blast.
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Valujet


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NEWSCAST=noon
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Funeral services were held this morning in Florida for the victims of the Valujet crash whose bodies were never identified.
Fifty black caskets, each marked with a single rose, were buried in a single grave in the Miami area.
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Yesterday, hundreds of mourners gathered near the crash site in the Everglades for a private memorial service.
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SO-AFRICA-RIOT


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At least 15 people were killed this morning in a riot at a South Africa train station.
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It happened during the morning rush hour.
Security guards were apparently using cattle prods to keep a crowd from rushing past a ticket barrier.
But those who were being prodded instead surged forward, knocking down and trampling people in front.
Later, a rioting crowd estimated at upwards of a thousand people stoned police and burned the ticket booth at the station.
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Still to come on News 7, a teenager in Pittsylvania County is convicted and sentenced for murder,
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and the American womens softball team scores a double in the history books at the 1996 Olympics.
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Pravda


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NEWSCAST=noon
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The press has stopped for the newspaper that was once the mighty mouthpiece of the Soviet Union's communist party.
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Pravada is out of circulation following a feud between the editor and the owners.
The paper, founded by Lenin, has been taken over by Greek owners.
The editor says the new owners are pressuring him to change the papers hard line tone, but the owners say financial losses, not politics, are the problem.
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Dalton


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-56
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The verdict was guilty late last night after a Pittsylvania County jury deliberated for seven hours.
The panel was deciding the fate of a teenager charged with murder.
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19- year old Paul Michael Dalton, Junior was sentenced late last night to 20- years in prison for first degree murder.
Dalton admitted burying the body of 72- year old Clark Aubrey Adkins, but denied pulling the trigger.
According to testimony, Dalton's teenage sister, Mary, and her boyfriend were there when the crime occurred.
Dalton's attorney had tried to convince the jury it was Mary's boyfriend who fired the shotgun.
The defense's side of the story may have placed doubt in the jury's mind.
Dalton was found NOT guilty of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
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((DAVID GRIMES/PITTSYLVANIA CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.:IT'S HARD TO GUESS BECAUSE PART OF OUR SYSTEM IS THAT WE GIVE COMPLETE PRIVACY TO JURORS, LET THEM MAKE THOSE DECISIONS, IF I HAD TO GUESS, I WOULD SAY THAT THEY HAD DETERMINED THAT HE WAS NOT THE ACTUAL TRIGGER PERSON IN THE EVENT BUT THEY MAY HAVE DECIDED THAT 20- YEARS WAS THE SENTENCE THAT WAS APPROPRIATE AND THE THREE YEARS WASN'T NECESSARY. ))
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The case is still under investigation which means the state could pursue charges against Mary Dalton and her boyfriend, Joseph Smith.

Helms


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TAPE#96-67
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A man charged with raping and murdering an elderly Floyd County woman will be treated at a State Hospital.
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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.
Yesterday, 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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The Floyd prosecutor says the physical evidence indicated that Helms acted alone.

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When News 7 returns,
We'll tell you why the tick population is so large this summer,
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and when some Martinsville students return to the halls of their school this fall, it will seem more like walking through scenes from a story book.
We'll explain.
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School-Artist


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The halls at a Martinsville elementary school will be brighter this Fall.
A mural artist has transformed the school into a world of nature and make-believe.
Kimberly McBroom gives us a look.
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(( If you enjoyed watching painter Bob Ross on P-B-S-- you'll find the work of Roger Carroll equally captivating.
Like Ross, Carroll is a soft- spoken artist who uses his talent to bring art to life for children.
Carroll has painted murals at schools across Virginia and North Carolina.
His most recent project-- splashing color to the halls and cafeteria of Druid Hills Elementary School in Martinsville.
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((ROGER CARROLL/MURAL ARTIST: TRIED TO MAKE THE INDOORS APPEAR LIKE THEY'RE OUTDOORS. THE THEORY BEHIND THAT IS IF THE CHILDREN FEEL LESS CONFINED, FEEL GOOD ABOUT WHERE THEY'RE AT-- THEY'LL JUST NATURALLY DO BETTER. ))
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Built in 1959, the school has the typical white, cinderblock walls.
But with a stroke of Carroll's paintbrush, the school looks less like an institution-- and more like a scene from a storybook.
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((THE YOUNG LADY'S READING A BOOK ABOUT LAURA INGALLS WILDER'S, "LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE" AND AS SHE'S READING THE BOOK, SHE ACTUALLY GETS INTO THE BOOK SO DEEPLY, SHE FEELS LIKE SHE'S RIGHT THERE WITH THEM. ))
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The Parent Teacher Organization raised funds for Carroll's three- week stint at the school.
Carroll says his art will not only make the school more attractive to students, but also makes it feel more like home.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Martinsville.))

Ticks


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NEWSCAST=noon
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In some parts of Southwest Virginia, ticks seem to be out in force this year, but experts say the problem is not caused by the weather.
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They say the population of small and large mammals is what effects the tick population most.
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((JEFF WITCOSKY/ENTOMOLOGIST: MAMMAL POPULATION GOES THROUGH CYCLES WHERE THEY ARE ABUNDANT AND UNCOMMON AND THEY MAY BE AFFECTED BY WEATHER. TICK POPULATION INCREASES IN RESPONSE TO THE ABUNDANCE OF THE HOSTS. ))
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Ticks are found mostly in wooded areas, clearings and grassy areas where small mammals nest. They can cause dangerous diseases so it's important to check yourself and your pets for ticks regularly.
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Telebrands


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TAPE#92-66
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Customers unhappy with a widely distributed hearing aid are being advised to get refunds from a Roanoke company.
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Telebrands has reached an agreement with attorneys general in 17 states to reimburse people who bought the Whisper X-L hearing aid.
The company is accused of misrepresenting the product in advertisements.
The settlement will cost Telebrands 515 thousand dollars.
The company is required to reimburse anyone who asks for a refund within 90 days.
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Incubator


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-51
GRAPHIC=Business News


The Roanoke Valley's small business incubator is two for two with new tenants.
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The New Century Venture Center announced that SynCom Electronics has moved into one of its spaces.
SynCom joins a Lynchburg sign company that set up shop in the Venture Center last week.
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SynCom makes "connecting equipment" for the computer, radio, and telecommunications industry.
A small business incubator helps startup firms by providing low cost office space and services.

Stocks


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On Wall Street at Noon, Stocks are higher across the board in fairly uninspired trading. The Dow is up nearly 40 points.
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Stick around.
In sports, Patrick tells us what the A-C-C and the Homestead have in common,
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and whens it comes to Christmas trees, some will only settle for the best.
We'll tell you who already has dibs on this one.
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S-Olympics


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NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=nle
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=1996 Olympics


Womens softball is making its Olympic debut this year, and along with the sport comes three additional medals.
Yesterday, the American team made history by winning the best of those...the GOLD.
Bill Schweizer reports on the team's win against China, plus the Dream Team wakes up yet another team on the court.
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S-ACC


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Atlantic Coast Conference football invaded the Homestead yesterday in the 1996 ACC kickoff.
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Players from each of the nine conference universities were on hand.
Florida State's Warrick Dunn was among the stars in attendance.
The Seminoles are picked to win the ACC; their top warrior showed up to offer his thoughts on his 96 team.
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((BOBBY BOWDEN/FLORIDA STATE HEAD COACH:))
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George Welsh and his Cavs are picked second. The win over the Seminoles has helped more than just his squad.
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((GEORGE WELSH/VIRGINIA HEAD COACH:))
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National-Tree


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It's almost August.
Isn't it about time to get a Christmas tree?
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At least that's what Matthew Evans has done.
But then again, he is in charge of finding the Christmas tree for the nation's capital.
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((BEVAN KILLPACK/U.S. FOREST SERVICE: IT IS A TREE THAT POSSESSES THAT MAGIC, THAT JE NE SAIS CROIS, THAT CERTAIN SOMETHING THAT THE OTHER TREES DIDN'T QUITE HAVE. ))
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The 75-foot Engleman Spruce was chosen from 16 different spruces found in (-------------) National parks scattered across the county.