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1-News-head

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VO-NAT


Two days after his arrest in South Carolina for multiple murder in Vinton, Earl Bramblett is on his way back to stand trial.
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ANCHOR=Keith


We'll also hear from some of his suburban Spartanburg neighbors coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX.
And a semi-pro football team taking the Hill City by storm.

Sports-Head


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


Tonight in sports, Carl Lewis may get to run another gold afterall, Steve Mason checks in on a Panthers with ties to tonight's 200 meter finals, Camby may make UMass a mess,
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VO-NAT eng#


And Jeff Gordon wins his second straight pole at Indy as he crushes the Brickyard field in first round time trials today.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Looking for warmer weather? It may arrive by the weekend. Your hometown weather story is just ahead.

Bramblett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-52
GRAPHIC=Bramblett


Earl Bramblett is coming home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC/Yesterday


When the multiple murder suspect was arrested Tuesday in South Carolina, he originally said he would fight being sent back to Virginia.
SUPER=04-Today


He's changed his mind and is now on his way back to the Roanoke Valley in the custody of Virginia State Police.
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994 He'll be tried for capital murder and

arson in Roanoke County in the death of Teresa and Blaine Hodges and their two children.
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SUPER=02-Anthony Mabry/S.C. State Solicitor; :00
SUPER=01-Hurley Terry/Bramblett's Neighbor;
SUPER=01-Jimmy Haulbrook/Bramblett's Neighbor;
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((AT LEAST ONE OF THE VICTIMS WAS BURNED AS A RESULT OF THE FIRE.))
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Bramblett's jaw muscles tightened but he showed no other outward reaction as the State's Attorney reviewed the charges he'll face in Virginia.
The 54-year old father of two tried to tell the judge about the house he'd just bought in his sons' name.
He paid 3-thousand dollars for the condemned four-bedroom ranch in a blue- collar suburb of Spartanburg.
Bramblett lived around the corner in the same neighborhood for most of the last two years... in rental property.
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Terry says detectives asked him and every parent on the block if Bramblett had ever made any unwanted advances toward children.
Bramblett was formally accused of sexually molesting a ten-year old girl in Roanoke in 1984, though that charge was dismissed.
Jimmy Haulbrook has a two-year old. He says he was probably Bramblett's closest friend in Spartanburg.
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((I WOULDN'T THINK ANYTHING ABOUT SAYING, "EARL WATCH THE HOUSE AND WATCH THE LITTLE BOY, I'LL BE BACK IN A LITTLE WHILE." AND I WOULDN'T THINK TWICE ABOUT IT.))
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ANCHOR=Keith


Haulbrook says they've got to have a pretty strong case to convince him that his friend killed a couple of kids and their parents.

Danville-Fatal


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A man from Danville was killed this morning after his car collided with a truck.
Police say 24-year-old Shannon Flynn was entering Riverside Drive, when his car was struck by an oncoming truck.
Flynn died at the hospital.
The driver of the truck was NOT hurt.
Police have NOT filed any charges.

Tobacco


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-67
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


A shadow appeared over this year's "Opening Day" for the Old Belt Tobacco Market.
The dark cloud was created by the Food and Drug Administration's attempts to regulate an industry that provides a living for thousands of Southside farmers.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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(( "Opening day" for the Old Belt Tobacco Market is one of the most anticipated days of the year.
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It's essentially "pay day" for thousands of Virginia tobacco farmers.
Those gathered at Hollands Tobacco Warehouse in Danville appeared content with the price paid.
Depending on the type of tobacco sold-- farmers made anywhere from a dollar sixty to a dollar eighty seven a pound.
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For most of the summer, farmers have had to contend with drought like conditions.
But all that changed about ten days ago-- when the sky suddenly opened up paving the way for an excellent crop.
Southside farmers, however, aren't out of the woods, just yet.
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((BOBBY WILKERSON/TOBACCO FARMER:IT'S JUST UNBELIEVABLE SOME OF THE RESTRICTIONS THAT THEY ARE PUTTING ON US. ))
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Wilkerson is referring to the FDA's move to regulate the tobacco industry.
In an attempt to cut down on underage smoking, the FDA has indicated it plans to impose restrictions on cigarette advertising.
The agency may also try to prohibit the sale of cigarettes in vending machines.
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((REP. L. F. PAYNE/D-NELSON CO.:WHAT THEY'RE DOING IS JUST DEAD WRONG, I THINK WE'RE GOING TO SEE SOME REGULATIONS OUT OF THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION PERHAPS BY THE END OF THIS YEAR. ))
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If the FDA's regulations do make it through, don't expect any changes in the near future.
One congressional sources predicts the FDA and tobacco companies will be battling it out in court for some time.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Yokohama


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


Yokohama Tire has announced layoffs at its Salem plant for the first time since it bought the facility in 1989.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;


The company alerted workers of the impending cutbacks last week.
But today the official word came down.
Over the next few weeks, 44 people will lose their jobs at one of the region's largest employers.
Starting this morning, the plant also began a one- week shutdown.
Yokohama says this is all part of a plan to adjust inventory and production levels.
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Dog-Warden


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=NONE


Gerald Wheeler says in his 11 years as an animal warden he's learned that "In Henry County, you don't mess with a man's wife, his kids, his cable T-V, or his dog."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./July 1996;


Yesterday the county suspended Wheeler for the second time in a year.
He expects he'll be fired Monday when the suspension ends, and he says he isn't going to fight it.
Last year Wheeler was put on leave after he was indicted for distributing drugs used to euthanize animals.
The charges were later dropped.
This time he says the county has a variety of infractions he allegedly committed.
The county confirms it suspended Wheeler, but won't comment further.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Coming up on News 7 at Six,
Lynchburg may soon be welcoming a new professional sports team,
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VO-NAT


And they're hard at work on a new project.
We'll look into why Virginia politicians are going green.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Amph-lab


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-64
GRAPHIC=NONE


Drug enforcement agents have come across a laboratory hidden in the Penhook section of Franklin County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Drug Enforcement Admin. Video


D-E-A Agent Don Lincoln says it was inside a hundred- year old tobacco barn, further concealed by a thick lawyer of hay.
After digging through the hay bales, agents found a trap door and inside a state-of-the art stainless steel laboratory.
Lincoln says it was used to manufacture amphetamine.
Eddie and Ronnie Meeks were arrested along with Tracy Hancock... all three of them charged with manufacturing amphetamine AND marijuana.
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Standoff


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A man wanted on federal drug charges held Bedford County authorities at bay for two hours before surrendering this afternoon.
28- year- old David William Falwell and at least seven others were indicted last week for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
After receiving a tip on his whereabouts, SWAT teams and deputies surrounded an apartment in Forest where Falwell had holed up.
Authorities finally were able to establish phone contact and persuaded Falwell to surrender without incident.
He's been turned over to the F-B-I.
The arrests stem from a six- month undercover investigation into drug trafficking in central Virginia.

Environment


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-60
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Virginia politicians have abolished parole, re-written juvenile justice laws, and reformed welfare.
Now the race is on to show they care about clean and bountiful natural resources.
Ellen Qualls has the story of "dueling commissions" on the environment.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Tuesday; :00
SUPER=01-Att. Gen. Jim Gilmore/Commission Chairman: :05
SUPER=03-Richmond/Thursday; :11
SUPER=01-Del. Tom Moss/(D) Norfolk; :17
SUPER=01-Patti Jackson/James River Assoc.; :39
SUPER=01-Scott Leake/Va. GOP Caucus; :59
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(( Tuesday afternoon.
The Governor's Commission on Environmental Stewardship.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: WE WANT TO FIND MORE AND BETTER WAYS TO CLEAN THE ENVIRONMENT, TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT, TO BE GOOD STEWARDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT.))
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Thursday afternoon.
The General Assembly's Subcommittee on the Future of Virginia's Environment.
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((DEL. TOM MOSS/D-NORFOLK: I'M WELL AWARE...GOING TO HAVE.))
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This much manpower looking at environmental regulations has got to be good news for environmentalists.
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((PATTI JACKSON/JAMES RIVER ASSOCIATION: IF THOSE CONTINUE TO BE RATCHETED DOWN TO THE LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR, TO THE FEDERAL MINIMUM, ALL THE WHILE THERE'S TALKING GOING ON - THEY'RE TALKING THE TALK, BUT NOT WALKING THE WALK -- THEN I THINK IT'S GONNA MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE OVER WHETHER THEY'RE REALLY TRYING TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT OR WHETHER THEY'RE JUST TRYING TO SORT OF A GREEN VENEER ON THINGS.))
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((SCOTT LEAKE/VA. GOP CAUCUS: IN AUGUST, WHEN NOTHING MUCH ELSE IS HAPPENING, YOU CAN HAVE A COMMISSION MEET ON ... SAID AND DONE AT THIS OFFICIAL GATHERING.))
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So while the Governor's making waves over cleaner rivers, environmentalists and political observers hope the politicians aren't just testing the waters for some feel-good 1997 election year legislation.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-53
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


Virginia voters are siding against President Clinton on the issues of the economy, character, and a balanced budget.
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VO-NAT


58-percent of those polled say they are concerned about the future of the economy and their own financial future.
38-percent think the economy is doing well.
4-percent are undecided.
When questioned about the significance of Whitewater-- 55- percent say the investigation has raised serious questions about the integrity of the President, 34-percent believe it has been a witch hunt and 11 percent are not sure.
Virginia voters did favor Clinton's views on preserving medicare. 51-percent said medicare is a vital program and should be preserved even if it means increasing taxes. 42-percent said medicare should be reformed even if benefits were reduced.
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Stocks


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


The stocks market was boosted sharply today as interest rates hit a two month low.
The Dow gained nearly 66 points, closing at 55-hundred-95.
NASDAQ was up 18 points.
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L'burg-Storm


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=NONE


There's a storm headed for Lynchburg Saturday night... but officials there hope this is one people will pay to sit and watch.
Steve Smallshaw has more on what the rebirth of semi-pro football could mean to the Hill City.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Rob Cox/Storm General Manager; :33
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((
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((I THOUGHT WHEN I STARTED THAT NOTHING COULD FEEL BETTER THAN ACTUALLY SUITING UP AND BEING ON THE FIELD, BUT I TELL YOU, WALKING DOWN HERE, TALKING TO YOU, KNOWING THAT MY WORK FOR THE LAST YEAR IS GETTING READY TO COME, NOTHING COULD FEEL ANY BETTER.))
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Welcome to Rob Cox's field of dreams.
In about forty- eight hours, when the Lynchburg Storm plays its first game here at City Stadium, Cox would like to see all 14- thousand seats filled with fans.
An ambitious goal, but then, this is an ambitious man...with something to prove to his community.
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((ROB COX/STORM GENERAL MANAGER: MY PHILOSOPHY RIGHT NOW IS I OWE THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS. I OWE THEM NOW. AND MY PHILOSOPHY IS TO PUT A GOOD PRODUCT OUT HERE AND HAVE THE FANS AND BRING GOOD FOOTBALL TO LYNCHBURG.))
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Lynchburg's previous semi-pro football team, the Jaguars, sputtered for a few years before dying a quiet death in 1995.
Cox knows the Storm will be different...and with the backing of the chamber of commerce, they're slowly making a name for themselves and the city.
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((CHRIS ELLIS/SPORTS CAPITAL OF VA: IT WILL GET LYNCHBURG'S NAME OUT THERE AND HELP MARKET THE CITY, AND THEN ALSO ECONOMICALLY IT'S JUST LIKE OPENING UP ANOTHER SMALL BUSINESS IN LYNCHBURG. I THINK IT'LL HELP IN MANY DIFFERENT AREAS.))
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IN Q=I do know

((COX: I DO KNOW I HAVE SOMETHING TO PROVE. BUT WHAT'S GOING TO MAKE US SUCCESSFUL IS PEOPLE COMING OUT HERE AND WATCHING THE PROGRAM.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, Gordon rocks the Brickyard with a wicked lap, Carl Lewis may get to run the the 4 X 100 relay afterall.
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And Steve Mason talks with a former US olympian who is now trying to catch on with the Carolina Panthers.
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S-Brick


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-33
GRAPHIC=INDIANAPOLIS


Qualifying today at Indianapolis for Saturday's Brickyard 400, and again the Wonder Boy was the Golden Boy!
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ESPN; :00


Despite all of his injuries, Dale Earnhardt strapped himself inside the Goodwrench Chevy and went out and did a great job qualifying 13th.
Rick Mast, the 1994 pole winner at Indy was fast again qualifying 8th.
Mark Martin had the pole for much of the day as the Valvoline Ford turned a lap at 175 point 9 miles an hour.
But with just six cars to go Jeff Gordon came out onto the track and blew everybody away with a track record lap at 176 point 419 miles an hour.
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((JEFF GORDON/BRICKYARD 400 POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Brickyard 400 Pole Winner; :00
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Dale Jarrett qualified 24th despite hitting the wall in turn four. Now let's check the entire top 25. wipe to boards
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Schrader//5. Bobby Hillin Jr.;
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Labonte//10. Greg Sacks;
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Benson//15. Ernie Irvan;
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Jeremy Mayfield//20. Jimmy Spencer;
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Jarrett//25. Dick Trickle;
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oc-TRICKLE
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold indy


Stacy Compton was 44th fastest over five miles an hour off the pace at 171 miles an hour.

S-Lewis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-13
GRAPHIC=OLYMPICS

Speaking of fast, olympic legend Carl Lewis may get his chance to earn a record 10th gold medal afterall.
This afternoon Leroy Burrell had to withdraw from the the men's 4 by 100 relay team due to acute achilles tendinitis.
And while no decision has been made, this opens the door for Lewis to step in and run for the gold.
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((CARL LEWIS/9 TIME GOLD MEDAL WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Carl Lewis/9 Time Gold Medal Winner; :00
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OUT Q=...to win Saturday."
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S-Panthers


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


Tonight the 200 meter final is in the spotlight in Atlanta.
The U.S.'s Michael Johnson is expected to makes history by winning his 2nd gold medal, adding the 200 to his 400 title.
SS=Panthers


One of his former teammates has given up track for football and is now trying to make the Carolina Panthers.
SS=Michael Bates


Steve Mason has the story of Michael Bates, who has already proven his "medal" off the gridiron.
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((Michael Bates is number 17 at panthers training camp, but, four years ago, he was number 3 in the entire world. ((STEVE MASON:)) ((MICHAEL BATES/PANTHER WIDE RECEIVER:))
Right now, finding his spot on the Panthers first team is an incredible challenge, but adversity is something Bates is quite familiar with. ((:))
He uses that same inspiration as a survival kit in the NFL. ((:))
These days, his leg work is spent on running routes, but Bates knows this years Olympic team in Atlanta very well. ((:)) Bates will know if he's made cuts by August 25th when the complete 53 man Panther roster is announced. In Spartanburg, South Carolina, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
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Almanac
SS=NONE


The climate numbers for the month of July are in the book. Lynchburg and Roanoke ran rainfall deficits of more than an inch while Blacksburg got soaked and was four inches above normal. What are the stats for August. Let's check in with Patrick Evans
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