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HEADLINES

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New underwater pictures of what was T-W-A flight 800, as divers concentrate on a new area of the Atlantic that could answer questions about the explosion.
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And Bob Dole calls for Republican party unity amid growing signs a floor fight could break out during next week's convention over abortion.
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Live Larry-heads
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Stick around -- News 7 Mornin' is next.

REPUBLICANS


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There are growing signs a floor fight could break out over abortion at next week's Republican Party Convention in San Diego.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday, several moderate G-O-P governors vowed to wage a fight over the issue, after conservatives removed Bob Dole's language of tolerance from the party platform.
Meantime, Republican leaders tried to paint a picture of party unity and complained that reporters are blowing the abortion issue out of proportion.
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((NEWT GINGRICH/SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: I KNOW FOR PRESS CORP...THE ONE YOU'VE PICKED. ))
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VO-NAT


Other contentious issues loom, including a call in the platform draft to deny citizenship to U-S-born children of illegal immigrants.
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twa


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Investigators hope to get a closer look today at more wreckage from T-W-A Flight 800.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Off Long Island;


Divers are searching a new area on the ocean floor off Long Island, New York.
It's closer to Kennedy Airport, where the flight originated.
Divers found luggage in the area yesterday.
That find could help bolster the theory that the plane was brought down by a bomb in the front cargo hold, where luggage is stored.
Meanwhile, the search for more bodies continues.
So far, 195 of the 230 victims have been recovered.
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Brown


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The April plane crash in Croatia that killed commerce secretary Ron Brown and 34 others has now led to stiff reprimands for 16- officers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


A general and a colonel were cited for dereliction of duty, the most serious action possible-- short of a court-martial.
No criminal charges will be filed.
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Wheeler


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A 16 year-old boy from Wytheville faces up to 42 years in prison for murdering a sheriff's deputy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Christopher Shawn Wheeler pled no contest yesterday to second degree murder and using a firearm to commit a felony.
Wheeler killed Wythe County Sheriff's Deputy Clifford Dicker when Dicker tried to arrest him in December of 1994.
Wheeler has been held in a juvenile detention center since the shooting.
After accepting his plea the judge ordered Wheeler to JAIL to await his sentencing in October.
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Bramblett


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Accused killer Earl Bramblett will return to a Roanoke County courtroom next week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Yesterday he made his first court appearance in this area since his arrest in South Carolina.
The 54-year old is accused of SUPER=03-Vinton/August 1994;

killing the Hodges family in their Vinton home two years ago.
The house was gutted by fire but three of the family members had been shot to death- the other was strangled.
Bramblett will likely receive a pair of court appointed attorneys... because he can not afford legal counsel on his own.
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((JUDGE G.O. CLEMENS: YOU HAVE NO, WHAT I CALL, HOBBY ITEMS? LIKE CAMERAS OR FISHING EQUIPMENT, OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT? EARL BRAMBLETT: I MIGHT HAVE HAD SOME MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS BUT THEY HAVE BEEN LEFT BEHIND. ))
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VO-NAT


Bramblett said the only thing he owned of value was a vehicle... worth about 500-dollars.
He faces one count of capital murder, three counts of first degree murder plus firearms and arson charges.
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1-Sports


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Time now for sports, where some of the valley's best golf players hit the course for the annual women's city county meet. Here's Mike Stevens.
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One-Larry


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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Newbern;



SUPER=13-Ann Bailey/Executive Director;
SUPER=13-Sara Zimmerman/Curator;



SUPER=11-Newbern;



(Toss to Beth)


Kevorkian


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A 59-year old Cincinnati woman is the latest patient of Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Kevorkian wheeled the body of the woman into a hospital last night, telling officials that she was a Lou Gehrig's disease victim who died in his presence.
Kevorkian identified the woman as Elizabeth Mertz.
It was the 34th suicide Kevorkian has assisted since 19-90 and the sixth since his most recent court victory on May 14th.
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anderson


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The youngest person to be convicted as an adult in Roanoke Circuit court was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Davon Antonio Anderson was convicted of malicious wounding in two separate attacks on two men in Old Southwest more than a year ago.
He was 14 years old at the time.

Year-Round


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A pilot program at a Danville elementary school is drawing state-wide attention.
Schoolfield elementary is one of the first public schools to offer "year round" schooling.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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QUICK!!
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(( It may have been the first day of school, but teachers wasted little time getting back to the three R's.
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((NAT SOUND:SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN. ))
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Lessons, like this one, will now be offered year round at Schoolfield Elementary.
The way the programs works is fairly simple.
Students are required to attend school 180- days a year, like any other child.
But instead of taking an extended summer vacation.
Students at Schoolfield are offered time off in 15- day increments, four times a year.
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((LIBBY SPAINHOUR/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN:I THINK THE BIG PLUS THAT I SEE IS NOT HAVING THAT TIME IN BETWEEN WHERE YOU'VE GOT SO MUCH TIME THAT THEY'RE LOOSING. YOU KNOW, I THINK KIDS TEND TO FORGET AND I WISH MY OWN CHILDREN WOULD'VE HAD THIS OPPORTUNITY.))
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Year round schooling has other benefits.
The program is designed so that students may spend a portion of their vacation in the classroom-- either brushing up on their skills or studying extra material.
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((LEWIS ADKINS/STUDENT:I'M VERY EXCITED, IT'S BEEN FUN SO FAR AND I HOPE IT'S LIKE THIS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.))
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((WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK ABOUT YEAR ROUND SCHOOL? MELODY FERRELL/STUDENT:THEY THINK IT'S WONDERFUL. ))
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((RALPH WARREN:WE DID ALLOW AN OPTION TO CHOOSE OUT OF THIS SCHOOL TO ANY OTHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT, AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROGRAM, SO THAT IF IT DIDN'T MEET PARENTS NEEDS, AS FAR AS THE PARENTS WERE CONCERNED THEY HAD A CHOICE. ))
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In fact, only 17- students, out of about 550, opted to attend another school. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))

AEP


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TAPE#96-66
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American Electric Power says it has more evidence its proposed power line is needed.
A-E-P cites a Department of Energy report on the recent blackout out West.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


It includes a section that says the delays in getting the line approved threatens the electric system reliability in the east- central United States.
A-E-P first applied for permits to build the line from West Virginia to Botetourt County five years ago.
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Power line opponents say they have not seen the report.

Babcock


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A central Virginia company is celebrating its share of a multi- billion dollar contract from the Department of Energy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


Babcock and Wilcox took part in the winning bid to clean up nuclear weapon facilities in Washington state and in South Carolina.
B & W's share of the contract amounts to more than 240 million dollars.
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SOT 8:10:27
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((KEITH WING/B&W MANAGER: THIS DOESN'T MEAN A LOT OF JOBS ARE COMING INTO LYNCHBURG, BUT WHAT IT MEANS IS WE'RE GROWING NEW BUSINESS OUT OF OUR HEADQUARTERS HERE IN LYNCHBURG, AND IT ALLOWS US TO CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARD STABILIZATION OF OUR EMPLOYMENT HERE, AS WELL AS USE THIS AS EXPERIENCE THAT WE CAN LEVERAGE IN THE FUTURE FOR NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES.))
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VO-NAT


B & W is the sole supplier of nuclear fuel to the U-S Navy.
It is also involved in decommissioning nuclear reactors across the country.
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2-SCORES


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The Atlanta Braves return home after that 17 game road swing-- for that score let's go to the boards.
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Two-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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SUPER=13-Sara Zimmerman/Curator;



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(Toss to Melanie & Beth)


2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


Bob Dole calls for Republican party unity amid growing signs a floor fight could break out during next week's convention over abortion.
Several governors are warning of possible fight during the nationally televised convention if the party does not do more to accommodate abortion-rights supporters.
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VO-NAT


New underwater pictures of what was T-W-A flight 800, as divers concentrate on a new area of the Atlantic Ocean closer to Kennedy Airport.
A source close to the investigation calls it "potentially the most important area" to be searched to date.
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VO-NAT


Firefighters in Nevada will be keeping an eye on the winds this morning as they continue to battle a six-thousand-acre wildfire near Reno.
Fire crews have contained 50 percent of the fire but can't say when full containment will be reached.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday August 7th.
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crash-investigation


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The world is getting its first look at the wreckage of T-W-A Flight 800 still under more than one hundred feet of water.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Off Long Island;


Investigators are now concentrating on an area of the Atlantic Ocean that may hold the key to the explosion.
It's closer to Kennedy Airport, where the flight originated.
Divers found luggage in the area yesterday.
That find could help bolster the theory that the jumbo jet was brought down by a bomb in the front cargo hold, where luggage is stored.
Meanwhile, the search for more bodies continues.
So far, 195 of the 230 victims have been recovered.
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RON-Brown


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The Air Force is punishing 16- officers for the April plane crash in Croatia that killed commerce secretary Ron Brown and 34 others.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


A general and a colonel were cited for dereliction of duty, the most serious action possible-- short of a court-martial.
No criminal charges will be filed.
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AIR-SCARE


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A security scare for a New Jersey-bound American Airlines jetliner yesterday.
The plane did an about-face one hour after taking off from Los Angeles yesterday afternoon.
An airline spokeswoman says the plane was forced to return to L-A because of a suspicious looking package.
It turned out to be a bag of cat food.

Task-Force


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TAPE#96-67
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Race relations in Roanoke, are being evaluated with the public's help.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Some citizens say they feel alienated and discriminated against because of their race.
The comments came at a public hearing at Oakland Elementary School.
This was the first of four hearings throughout Roanoke to learn more about diversity and race relations in the city.
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((MELINDA PAYNE/CHAIRMAN - TASK FORCE; WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT WE'RE GOING TO GET AT EACH PUBLIC HEARING. IT'S REALLY JUST AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FOLKS TO COME TO US AND LET US HEAR FROM THEM WHAT THEY PERCEIVE THE ISSUES TO BE.))
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VO-NAT


Former Mayor Noel Taylor mobilized the task force in 1990 after complaints from the black community against local police officers.
The task force later came under fire because of its alleged inactivity.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Current Mayor-- David Bowers recently reinstated the task force.
The next public hearing is Thursday night at seven at William Fleming High School.

danville-school


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Year round schooling is hitting the books at one elementary school in Danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The eyes of the state are on Schoolfield Elementary, where students still attend school 180-days a year, but with a different vacation schedule.
Instead of the extended summer break, the program offers four 15-day vacation blocks.
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SOT
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((LIBBY SPAINHOUR/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN:I THINK THE BIG PLUS THAT I SEE IS NOT HAVING THAT TIME IN BETWEEN WHERE YOU'VE GOT SO MUCH TIME THAT THEY'RE LOOSING. YOU KNOW, I THINK KIDS TEND TO FORGET AND I WISH MY OWN CHILDREN WOULD'VE HAD THIS OPPORTUNITY.)) ((RALPH WARREN:WE DID ALLOW AN OPTION TO CHOOSE OUT OF THIS SCHOOL TO ANY OTHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT, AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROGRAM, SO THAT IF IT DIDN'T MEET PARENTS NEEDS, AS FAR AS THE PARENTS WERE CONCERNED THEY HAD A CHOICE. ))
SUPER=01-Libby Spainhour/School Board Chairwoman; :00
SUPER=01-Ralph Warren/Assistant School Superintendent; :12
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VO-NAT


The attendance numbers are getting high marks.
Only 17- out of 550 students at Schoolfield transferred to other schools.
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Drinking-Water


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You'll soon know more about what's in your drinking water.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


President Clinton signed new legislation aimed at making drinking water safer.
It forces utilities to provide annual reports about what's in the water we drink.
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((I THINK A FUNDAMENTAL PROMISE WE MUST MAKE TO OUR PEOPLE IS THAT THE FOOD THEY EAT AND THE WATER THEY DRINK IS SAFE.))
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VO-NAT


Senator John Warner says the bill is also a victory for rural America.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VIRGINIA: WE'VE GOT MONEY IN THERE AND RELIEF FROM TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS TO HELP SMALL COMMUNITIES DEVELOP AN EXCELLENT SUPPLY OF WATER.))
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The measure provides millions of dollars for communities to protect drinking water.

3-Sports


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To the diamond, where the Salem Avalanche was hoping two players from the big leagues would help the team earn a "W" at home. Mike Stevens has that story. Good Morning Mike.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Newbern;



SUPER=13-Ann Bailey/Executive Director;



SUPER=11-Newbern;



(Toss to bump)


GOP


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Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Bob Dole is trying to calm
SS=abortion

increasingly rough political waters caused by the abortion issue.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday, several moderate G-O-P governors vowed to wage a fight over the issue, after conservatives removed Dole's language of tolerance from the party platform.
Meantime, Republican leaders tried to paint a picture of party unit and grumbled that reporters are blowing the abortion issue out of proportion.
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4:16:07-12
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(( NEWT GINGRICH/SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: I KNOW FOR PRESS CORP...THE ONE YOU'VE PICKED. ))
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VO-NAT


Other contentious issues loom, including a call in the platform draft to deny citizenship to U-S-born children of illegal immigrants.
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WILDFIRES


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Firefighters in western Nevada are breathing a little easier today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Verdi, NV;


Late yesterday, they stopped a six-thousand acre wildfire from reaching the outskirts of Reno.
The fire began Monday afternoon near the town of Verdi shutting down Interstate 80 for five hours.
By Monday night, it could be seen from downtown Reno, over the glare of the casinos.
Fire crews have now contained 50 percent of the blaze.
SUPER=03-Central Utah;


Meanwhile, other fires continue to burn in the West.
The largest is in west-central Utah where at least 130-thousand acres have been charred.
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christopher-Wheeler


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=Wheeler


A 16 year- old boy from Wytheville pled no contest to charges stemming from the killing of Wythe County sheriff's deputy Clifford Dicker.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Christopher Shawn Wheeler was tried as an adult.
He now faces a maximum sentence of 42 years in prison.
Wheeler shot Dicker when the deputy showed up at his house to arrest him.
He has been held at a juvenile detention center since the shooting in December of 1994, but yesterday the judge ordered him to jail.
Wheeler pled no contest to second degree murder and using a firearm to commit a felony.
He'll be sentenced in October.
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6Earl-Bramblett


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TAPE#96-54
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The man accused of murdering a Vinton family two years ago will likely get a pair of court appointed attorneys.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


54- year- old Earl Bramblett was in Roanoke County court yesterday for the first time since his arrest in Spartanburg, South Carolina last week.
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 1994;


In August of 1994, Blaine Hodges, his wife Teresa, and their two daughters were found dead inside their burning home.
It was discovered three of them had been shot before the fire. Teresa Hodges had been strangled.
Judge G- O Clemens said that because Bramblett is charged with CAPITAL murder, he will probably assign two defense lawyers to the case.
Meanwhile, the prosecution is ready for trial right now.
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((SKIP BURKART/ROANOKE COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I'M READY TO GO TOMORROW IF NECESSARY. WE ALWAYS HOPE NEW THINGS BECOME AVAILABLE, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW. BUT AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED-- NOTHING ELSE... WE'RE READY AS SOON AS THE JUDGE GIVES A TRIAL DATE. ))
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VO-NAT


Bramblett has been the only suspect in the killings.
Aside from Capital murder... Bramblett faces three counts of first degree murder... plus firearms and arson charges.
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Floyd-Meningitis


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WRITER=cst
TAPE# 596-29
GRAPHIC=Meningitsis


A 32-year-old Floyd County man died after contracting a form of bacterial meningitis.
As a precaution, the health department is consulting with his family members and co-workers at Cross Creek Apparel.
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VO-NAT


Bacterial meningitis is spread by direct contact with a carrier-- the risk is very low.
Symptoms include:
--Fever
--Headache
--Stiff neck & back
--Nausea
--Skin rash
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


This was the third New River Valley resident to be diagnosed with Meningitis this year.
There were 194 cases of meningitis in Virginia last year.

All-America


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TAPE#96-62
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A week-long celebration is scheduled in honor of Roanoke.
For the fifth time, Roanoke has been named an All America City.
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SOT 10:09:05
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE VICE MAYOR: IT'S NOT BECAUSE WE HAVE THE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS, THE GREEN TREES, AND THE LOW CRIME RATE. IT'S BECAUSE WE HAVE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO BELIEVE IN WORKING TOGETHER TO SOLVE PROBLEMS. ))
SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke Vice Mayor;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


City and business leaders announced the events for All America City Week yesterday.
Beginning next Wednesday, open houses will take place at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, the Jefferson Center and the Trash Transfer Station.
These were the projects that earned the Star City its latest award.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=HOLD


A grand finale celebration is planned for August 17th.

4-SCORES


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TAPE#NONE
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Darryl Strawberry ripped three homers as New York pounded the Chicago White Sox...
The Yankees are now ten games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles. Now let's check out the rest of the action from the ballparks.
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SUPER=0092-/Philadelphia/4/j/Atlanta/10////New York/0/j/Chicago/3///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Cincinnati/3//San Francisco/2////Florida/0/j/Colorado/11///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/San Diego/1//St. Louis/0///j/Montreal/7//Houston/5///;
SUPER=x5011;
SUPER=0093-j/Winston-Salem/7//Salem/4////Lynchburg/3/j/Durham/4///;
SUPER=x5012;
SUPER=0105-/Danville/1/j/Bluefield/2//10

Innings/j/Elizabethton/9//Martinsville/5///;
RUNS=:54
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE



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