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A day in court for the man accused of killing four members of a Vinton family nearly two years ago.
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And Olympic security guard Richard Jewell remains under investigation in Saturday's pipe bomb explosion at Centennial park. Open
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Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=khu
TAPE#96-52
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Earl Conrad Bramblett is behind bars in South Carolina this morning, accused of the 1994 murders of a Vinton family. Yesterday Bramblett made his first formal court appearance in connection with the case.
Keith Humphry has more from Spartanburg.
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Obremski


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-61
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He was charged with nearly a dozen felonies- and accused of striking fear in little girls.
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Michael Obremski was arrested in May for making threatening telephone calls to girls ranging in age from 8 to 18.
Yesterday 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.
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jewell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Olympic Bomb


The F-B-I's investigation of an Olympic security guard goes on, despite earlier word that interest in the bombing suspect was diminishing.
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In fact, federal agents have expanded their search for possible evidence involving Richard Jewell.
Late yesterday they searched a cabin in northeastern Georgia where Jewell lived before moving to Atlanta in May.
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Earlier in the day, agents carted away box after box of unidentified material from Jewell's Atlanta apartment.
Jewell's lawyer says the investigation will vindicate his client, and a man who says he is a friend of Jewell's is confident the 33 year old is not resposible for Saturday's pipe-bombing.
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Jewell has not been charged or arrested in with connection with the Centennial park explosion that killed one person and wounded more than 100.
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1-Sports


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GRAPHIC=Olympics


A big day on the track at the Olympics today.
Michael Johnson will be shooting for gold in the 200-meter sprint.
He's hoping to complete a historic 200-400 double. And Dan O'Brien tries to complete his long trek to an Olympic decathlon title.
Freestyle wrestlers highlighted the American play yesterday in Atlanta, winning two golds and a silver.
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Elsewhere in sports the latest baseball trade involves the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers.
Mike Stevens has the details and more this morning.
Good morning Mike.
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Fire-Suspect


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The man accused in the 1994 murders of a Vinton family is apparently ready to fight extradition back to Virginia.
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Earl Bramblett has been living in Spartanburg South Carolina since shortly after the slayings of the Hodges family.
He told a judge yesterday that Virginia State Police had told him he was free to move and that he has made no attempts to conceal his identity. Bramblett has been working at a Spartanburg sign shop and was also in the process of buying a home.
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Bramblett is described as a friend of Blaine and Teresa Hodges. The bodies of the couple and their two young daughters were found in their burning home two summers ago.
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SS=Murder Investigation


Earl Bramblett remains held without bond in South Carolina. He may appear in court again on Friday.

Valley-View


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Roanoke man's skirmish with a Valley View Mall security official led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to call for a boycott of the mall.
Yesterday both the shopper and the security guard faced each other in court.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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(( 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.))
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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. ))
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((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.))
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Schaeffer says she hasn't noticed any change in business since the S-C-L-C called for the boycott.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

2-Scores


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#None
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Turning now to sports--
Seattle blasted seven homers and toppled Milwaukee 9-to-3.
Jay Buhner (BYOO'-nur), Ken Griffey Junior and Alex Rodriguez each homered twice and Brian Hunter added a solo shot to support Sterling Hitchcock's shaky outing.
He picked up his eleventh win despite allowing ten hits and three runs in five innings.
Let's check out the scoreboards for the rest of last night's major league action.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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The man accused of killing four members of a Vinton family remains in jail this morning in South Carolina.
Earl Bramblett appeared in court yesterday to hear the charges against him which include one count of Capital Murder and three counts of first degree murder.
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After reports yesterday that investigators were losing interest in Richard Jewell.. officials now say it's still to early to rule him out as a potential suspect in Saturday's Olympic park bombing.
Federal agents searched Jewell's home yesterday, carting away several boxes of unidentified materials.
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The House overwhelmingly passed a welfare reform bill yesterday giving states broad authority to run their own welfare programs.
The senate is expected to approve the bill today.
President Clinton has promised to sign it.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday the first day of August.
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Hodges


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Nearly two years after a Vinton family was found murdered in their home, the man accused of the crime stood before a judge to hear the charges against him.
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Earl Bramblett has been living in Spartanburg South Carolina since shortly after the slayings of the Hodges family.
In court yesterday Bramblett said after the murders Virginia State Police questioned him but told him he was free to move.
Bramblett says he was down on his luck when he first arrived in Spartanburg.
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Bramblett has been working at a Spartanburg sign shop and was also in the process of buying a home.
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Bramblett is described as a friend of Blaine and Teresa Hodges. The bodies of the couple and their two young daughters were found in their burning home two summers ago.
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SS=Murder Investigation


Earl Bramblett remains held without bond in South Carolina. He may appear in court again on Friday.

olympic-bomb


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Olympic Bomb


The F-B-I continues its probe into whether security guard Richard Jewell is the Olympic pipe-bomber.
Yesterday, agents searched Jewell's apartment in Atlanta as well as his previous home in northeastern Georgia, looking for evidence that might link him to Saturday's bombing at centennial park.
But so far, it appears there is no smoking gun.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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TWA-Crash


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NetC
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Off the coast of New York's Long Island, high winds and rough seas are making the search for wreckage and victims of TWA Flight 800 difficult.
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Yesterday Navy divers were kept out of the water and the search was suspended.
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((ROBERT FRANCIS/NAT'L TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: IT WAS VERY ROUGH SEAS OUT THERE. SIX TO EIGHT FOOT WAVES AND ALMOST NO ACTIVITY.))
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Officials say they still can't definitively say what caused the explosion, but one source close to the invesigation says there is now a belief that if a bomb was to blame it exploded in a front cargo bin that held passenger luggage.
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welfare


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Washington DC


A welfare overhaul is nearing reality.
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The Senate today is expected to approve a bill revamping welfare following yesterday's passage by the House.
The measure would end the six decades long federal pledge of open ended aid to the poor.
President Clinton has pledged to support the bill.
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(( I WILL SIGN THIS BILL FIRST BECAUSE THE SYSTEM IN BROKEN, SECOND BECAUSE CONGRESS HAS MADE CHANGES I SOUGHT AND THIRD//THIS IS THE BEST CHANCE TO COMPLETE THE WORK OF ENDING WELFARE AS WE KNOW IT. ))
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The new bill would limit Welfare benefits to five years and recipients would be required to work within two years.
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3-Sports


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NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=Olympics


Two U-S medals from track and field last night -- both in the women's 400 hurdles.
There was silver for Kim Batten of Georgia and bronze for Tonja (TAHN'-juh) Buford-Bailey of Ohio.
Jamaica's Deon Hemmings won the race in Olympic-record time.
Today at the games -- Michael Johnson runs in the men's 200 final and Dan O'Brien tries to complete his long trek to an Olympic decathlon title.
He's leading after five events.
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Also in sports --all eyes are on Dale Earnhardt as practice gets underway for this week's qualifying.
Mike Stevens has that story and more.
Good morning Mike.
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2-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=khu
TAPE#96-52
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The main suspect in the murders of a Vinton family two years ago faced formal charges for the first time yesterday.
Earl Conrad Bramblett is behind bars in South Carolina, accused of the 1994 murders of four members of the Hodges family.
Keith Humphry has more from Spartanburg.
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L'burg-Shooting


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-54
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A mother is accused of shooting her daughter in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
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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 picture emerged.
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((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.))
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Neighbors say Kim and Davis had lived on their street for roughly six months.
Kim's two daughters also lived there.
They were not hurt.
Lynchburg General Hospital says Kim is in serious condition after surgery.
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Recall


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


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.

Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-53
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


Might Virginians go against recent history and support a Democrat for the presidency?
The latest News- 7 Mason Dixon Poll says... maybe.
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President Clinton trails Republican Bob Dole by just two percentage points-- with ten percent of voters still undecided.
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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 slimmer.
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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.

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=mlb logo


Turning now to sports--
Tony Clark hit a tie-breaking, three-run homer to push Detroit past California 10-to-5.
Melvin Nieves (nee-EH'-vehs), Bobby Higginson and Travis Fryman also homered as the Tigers tied a season high with their third straight win.
Detroit has slammed 14 homers in its last four games.
Let's check out the scoreboards for the rest of last night's major league action.
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