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All-American Cornell Brown gets time to serve out of the brawl on the Tech campus last year.
A LIVE report coming up on NEWS 7 at six.
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ANCHOR=Keith


A LIVE report from Roanoke city council where they've extended the controversy over pay raises for another two weeks. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike

Tonight in sports, Salem crowns another national champion, the Hokies will play Southern Cal in their NCAA baseball opener.
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And the folks at the Texas Motor Speedway say they play to make $4 million dollars worth of improvements to make the track more suitable for side by side racing.
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Thunder rumbles and locally heavy rains will be found in our forecast tonight.

Brown


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=Cornell Brown


Virginia Tech All-American football player Cornell Brown- -a recent selection in the N-F-L draft- -spent the day in court.
Brown was charged with assault for his part in a campus brawl last year.
Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Microwave


Eric Earnhart is in Montgomery County with the verdict.
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Murder-Arrest


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Two Campbell County teenagers have been charged with the murder of a Lynchburg woman found dumped in the James River a week ago.
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The body of 23- year- old Lisa Yvonne Crider was found May 12th. She'd been killed by a shotgun blast to the head.
Homicide detectives from across the region were called in to investigate her murder.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Murder Investigation


They got a break Saturday afternoon when authorities in Lincoln, Nebraska arrested Trevor Andrew Jones and Brandon Wayne Hedrick, both 18.
The pair had been wanted for two armed robberies near Lynchburg earlier this month.
Evidence from their car and statements they gave police implicated the two in Crider's murder.
Both have waived extradition to Virginia and could be returned as early as tomorrow.

Bramblett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett


When Earl Bramblett is tried for capital murder, the jury may also hear about "numerous drug and SEX crimes as well as two additional homicides."
If Bramblett is convicted of killing Teresa and Blaine Hodges and their two daughters, then the jury will hear about the disappearance of two 14-year old girls in 1977. Bramblett was questioned about that years later, but he was never charged.
Bramblett WAS tried and acquitted of molesting a ten-year old girl in 1984.
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The Judge dismissed a charge of aggravated sexual battery, because Bramblett had a alibi. Bramblett testified that he was celebrating his 42nd birthday with his sons at Show Biz Pizza at the time the girl said he was molesting her at his silk-screen shop.
Judge Jack Coulter concluded it was "not impossible" that it happened the way she said, but he was troubled by the fact that it took her a month to report it.
"I'm not saying that the defendant has proven his innocence," Coulter said. "I'm saying that the Commonwealth has not proved his guilt."
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Earl Bramblett


The defense is trying to keep the jury from hearing that story and others like it.
His lawyers have also filed a motion to exclude "evidence that certain body hairs were found in the Hodges' home following the fire."

City-Council


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


A 14 percent pay increase for Roanoke City Council, a 28 percent increase
for the mayor---that's what was scheduled to be voted on this afternoon by

council.
But as expected, council voted to give itself more time instead.
The controversial issue over the pay raises will now be decided June Second.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave


Scott Prince was at today's meeting.
Scott, were there any surprises?
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- some might say as a neighborhood southeast Roanoke has seen better days.
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But long time residents believe Southeast has the potential for a comeback. Joe Dashiell has the first in a series of reports--tonight a look at the neighborhood's rich history.
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Balcony-Collapse


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#97-29
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What Thomas Jefferson wrought finally failed.
University of Virginia officials are looking for answers in the wake of a graduation day balcony collapse that killed one and injured 17.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( If inspectors three years ago had only seen what the awe-struck public saw today: a corroded iron rod that let this balcony drop like a trap door.
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((MURRAY HOWARD/UVA ARCHITECT: OUR SENSE IS THAT THE CONCEALED PORTION OF THE ROD DETERIORATED AND SIMPLY BROKE.))
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When a crowd of 25- thousand swarms the UVA lawn, the place is understandably bursting at the seams.
Those seams finally broke.
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((LISA KIJEWSKI/UVA STUDENT: I JUST HEARD ONE CRASH. AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS. AND WHEN I TURNED AROUND I SAW A WOMAN DANGLING. SO THIS PART OF THE BALCONY, IT HAD ALMOST HIT THE GROUND. AND I SAW THE WOMAN DANGLING TRYING TO STAY ONTO THE PART THAT HADN'T FALLEN. AND THEN THERE WAS A PANIC AND SORT OF A COLLECTIVE GASP. IT WAS HORRIBLE. IT WAS A LOT OF SCREAMING AND COMMOTION.))
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((LOUISE DUDLEY/UVA SPOKESWOMAN: THERE ARE SEVEN PATIENTS IN THE HOSPITAL NOW.))
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((LOUISE DUDLEY/UVA SPOKESWOMAN: AND TEN WERE TREATED AND RELEASED.))
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But a grandmother from El Paso, Texas was killed.
Thomas Jefferson's "floating" balcony design is unique to this place, done purely for aesthetics, experts say.
But in 1987, a renovation of the lawn prompted school officials to double guess the founder himself, and attach the back of the balcony to the brick pavilion face.
For now, the other balconies will be braced.
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((LOUISE DUDLEY: WE ARE ENGAGING AN OUTSIDE CONSULTANT... WHY IT HAPPENED.))
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((THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS SURVEYED ITS MEMBERS IN 1976. BY A WIDE MARGIN, THEY CHOSE MR. JEFFERSON'S ACADEMICAL VILLAGE AS THE MOST ARCHITECTURALLY SIGNIFICANT SITE IN THE NATION. NO OTHER STRUCTURE ON THIS LAWN HAS FAILED IN 170 YEARS. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, CHARLOTTESVILLE.))
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1-Southeast-Stories


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=Southeast Stories


Southeast Roanoke has the reputation of a rough neighborhood, where absentee ownership and years of neglect have taken their toll.
But it wasn't always that way.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Tonight, Joe Dashiell has the first installment of Southeast Stories: One Neighborhood's Struggle.
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
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Keith, this is the view of southeast Roanoke that most of us see, the stretch of Jamison Avenue that carries traffic between Vinton and downtown Roanoke... **TAKE FULLSCREEN LIVE Southeast Stories**
But there's much more to this community, starting with its rich history.
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((OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF SHOPS WHISTLE
Southeast Roanoke still keeps time by the East End Shops, and for more than one hundred years, the railroad has helped to define the neighborhood.
Belmont was founded before the turn of the century, to provide homes for railroad employees. And after the American Viscose Corporation set up shop in 1917, the neighborhood flourished.
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((MARY KEY/FORMER SOUTHEAST ROANOKE RESIDENT: THAT WAS TWO MAIN THINGS HERE. THE RAILROAD AND THE SILK MILL. THEY WERE JUST ABOUT ALL THAT WAS HERE.))
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Mary Key moved to southeast Roanoke in the 1930s. Her husband Roy worked for the railroad. Now in their 90s, the two hold fond memories of safe streets, well- kept homes and friendly neighbors.
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((MARY KEY/FORMER SOUTHEAST ROANOKE RESIDENT: THERE'S GOOD PEOPLE IN SOUTHEAST. A WHOLE LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE.))
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The American Viscose plant employed five thousand at the peak of production. As Clare White, noted in her history of Roanoke, the 1930 city directory claimed the largest rayon- producing mill in the world, along with the largest railroad shop in the south.
But by the mid-50s, the shops had produced their last steam locomotive, and by the end of the decade, the Viscose plant had closed. In one year, almost four thousand workers lost their jobs.
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((CLARE WHITE/ROANOKE HISTORIAN: YOU SEE THE NORFOLK AND WESTERN WENT TO DIESEL JUST ABOUT THE TIME THE VISCOSE CLOSED AND MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN SOUTHEAST WERE IN EITHER ONE OR THE OTHER, SO THEIR LIVELIHOOD WAS TAKEN AWAY AT THAT POINT. THEY HAD TO START ALL OVER.))
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Lacy Edwards remembers a life spent on a bicycle, carrying newspapers and playing sports.
A football star at Virginia Tech, he became a senior executive at Dominion Bank, and is now among the Roanoke Valley's most successful real estate agents.
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((LACY EDWARDS/FORMER SOUTHEAST ROANOKE RESIDENT: I HAVEN'T MET THE FIRST PERSON FROM SOUTHEAST WHO WASN'T PROUD OF SOUTHEAST AND WHO EVER FELT THAT THEY HAD SOMETHING TO OVERCOME, BECAUSE IT WAS JUST A WONDERFUL AREA, A WONDERFUL TIME IN OUR LIVES, AND I THINK WITHOUT IT,WHO KNOWS WHAT I WOULD HAVE BEEN.))
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Of course, many things have changed since Lacy Edwards lived in southeast Roanoke... And Keith, that's the story we'll tackle tomorrow.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Problems that defy easy answers, and forces from outside that have contributed to the neighborhood's decline.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
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The stock market advanced in quiet trading. The Dow was UP 34 points, finishing the day at 72 hundred 29. NASDAQ gained a half point.
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Wood-Brothers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=None


Friends fondly remember the wife of NASCAR team owner, Leonard Wood.
The Woods were on their way home Saturday night when they were involved in a fatal accident.
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64- year old Betty Mae Wood died at the scene.
The Woods' were returning from the Charlotte Motor Speedway when their van was struck head- on.
Leonard co-owns the Wood Brothers Winston Cup entry driven by Michael Waltrip.
Friends, like Patrick County Circuit Court Judge Martin Clark, say Betty Mae will be missed.
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The two people in the car which hit the Woods' van were also killed.
Leonard Wood was treated and released but his daughter and granddaughter remain hospitalized.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming your way tonight in sports, the Hokies find out their NCAA baseball tournament destination, a California team from Pennsylvania wins the division 2 softball title in Salem, some improvements are in store for the NASCAR track in Texas,
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And we'll take a look back at last night's Slamboree action in Charlotte that showcased super bowl MVP Reggie White.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-4
GRAPHIC=Tech baseball


Virginia Tech's cinderella story opened another chapter three hours ago
SS=NCAA Baseball


when the Hokies made the NCAA Division I tournament for the sixth time. Tech will open with the University of Southern Cal in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Steve Mason has more. Steve.
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S-Softball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-5
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California University of Pennsylvania captured its own NCAA division two softball national championship today with a one run win over Wisconsin-Parkside.
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The game was tied at 1-all in the middle innings and Wisconsin Parkside Rangers needed a little defense to keep it that way.
Kathy Hillsdonk makes the leaping catch at the fence in the center field to preserve the tie.
But it was just a matter of time before Cal-Pennsylvania's Kerry Novack knocked in the game winner in the bottom of the 6th.
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Webb scores from second and the Vulcans win the Division Two national championship 2-to-1 to cap another fun week in the City of champions.
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS


They got a championship and Greg Austin picked up a two thousand dollar scholarship today.
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Money raised from today's first annual King Family Golf tournament at Blue Hills made it possible for the club to make this presentation today.
Austin plans to further his education at Carson Newman where he will major in business.
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S-Texas


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-36
GRAPHIC=TEXAS MOTOR SPEED


The Texas Motor Speedway took a beating from its critics after its first weekend of Winston Cup racing back in April.
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Today track officials announced the track is making $4 million dollars worth of improvements.
The front stretch tri-oval that criticized the most by the drivers is being widened by five feet from turn four to turn one.
More lots are also being paved for parking.
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S-White


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=WCW


And finally, the WCW was in Charlotte last night for another big night of pro wrestling.
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Only this time it was bigger than usual, as super bowl MVP Reggie White stepped in the squared circle to battle Steve McMichael.
Reggie had the former Chicago Bear pinned and beaten before he was tricked by McMichael's wife Debra and hit in the back with a loaded metal briefcase.
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