08:25-01

cutopen

SUPER=@Melanie1

7E-Brown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=Brown


Former Virginia Tech football star Cornell Brown will spend a few days behind bars as punishment for his part in campus brawl last August.
Brown was picked by the Baltimore Ravens this spring in the sixth round of the N-F-L draft.
Eric Earnhart files this report.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00
SUPER=01-Jonathan Nelson/Victim; :09
SUPER=01-Cornell Brown/Defendant; :24
SUPER=01-Bill Cleaveland/Defense Attorney; :56
RUNS=1:10
OUT Q=Eric Earnhart, News 7


((It was one side's word against another... Jonathan Nelson saying he had no doubt Cornell Brown hit him during an altercation in front of Squires Student Center.

SOT
IN Q=I saw him come down

(( JONATHAN NELSON/VICTIM; I SAW HIM COME DOWN OVER MY SHOULDER AND THEN HE HIT MY HEAD AND I WENT DOWN
OUT Q=went down



Brown said he didn't hit anyone. On the stand he admitted he took a swing at someone, but said he didn;t know who.

SOT
IN Q=

((PROSECUTOR; DID YOU TRY TO HIT THE PERSON CORNELL BROWN; YES I DID PROSECUTOR; SO YOU DID TRY TO HIT HIM IS THAT CORRECT? BROWN; YES ))
OUT Q=



The judge found Brown guilty, sentencing him to 30 days in jail, with all but two suspended.
Afterwards, Nelson and Hilliard Sumner, another alleged victim who testified, had this to say.

SOT
IN Q=

((TWO TO GO, WE'RE PLEASED, THAT'S ALL ))
OUT Q=



Brown had no comment on the verdict.

SOT
IN Q=

((question; Do you think the judge was fair? Brown; It's the law. ))
OUT Q=



SOT
IN Q=

((BILL cleaveland/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; IF THERE WERE INCONSISTENCIES, THEY WERE ON THE PROSECUTIONS SIDE, AND IN CASES LIKE THAT REASONABLE DOUBT IS SUPPOSED TO GO TO THE DEFENDANT. WE'RE DISAPPOINTED ))

OUT Q=


cleaveland says Brown will NOT appeal. He'll probably serve his sentence this weekend, Eric Earnhart, News 7))

7P-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=bramblett


If Earl Bramblett is found guilty of killing Teresa and Blaine Hodges and their two young daughters, jurors may hear more evidence against Bramblett that includes sex crimes, drug dealing and even other murders.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC/July 1996;


Bramblett was once a suspect in the 19-77 disappearance of two 14- year- old girls.
He was questioned but never formally accused of killing them.
In 19-84, he WAS tried- -but found NOT guilty- -of sexually molesting the 10- year- old sister of one of his employees.
Those cases could come up when Bramblett is tried for murder and arson next month.
(----------------)



7P-Murder-Arrest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A break in for investigators in Appomattox County trying to find the killer of a young woman.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox Co./Last Week;


The body of 23- year- old Lisa Yvonne Crider was found May 12th.
She'd been killed by a shot in the head and her body dumped in the James River.
Homicide detectives from across the region were called in to investigate her murder.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Saturday, authorities in Lincoln, Nebraska arrested two 18- year- old men.
Trevor Andrew Jones and Brandon Wayne Hedrick were suspects in two armed robberies earlier this month near Lynchburg.
Evidence from their car and statements they gave police implicated the men in Crider's murder.
Both have waived extradition to Virginia and could be returned as early as today.

7JUICE-RECALL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Virginia is among seven states affected by a juice recall.
The makers of Minute Maid say cleaning fluid may have gotten into a tank where one of its punches was mixed.
(----------------)
BOARD JUICE RECALL-ess-#100


The affected containers of Berry punch are labeled with the code J-U-N-18/ L-E-Y.
The juice was also shipped to North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, FLorida and Alabama.
The company says throw out the affected cartons.
You can get replacements by calling 1- (800) 888-6488.
(----------------)




7Jenfab


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Business News


Good economic news for the Alleghany Highlands...
The region's economic development authority says Jenfab (jen-FAB), a metal machining and fabricating company, will expand into the Alleghany Regional Commerce Center.
The move will increase Jenfab's workforce to nearly 50 people, and open up other land in the park for development.

7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning to the Tuesday forecast--
Not quite the scorcher yesterday was...but highs later today in the mid 70s under mostly sunny skies.
Clear and cooler tonight, as winds shift to the north-- lows in the upper 40s.
Sunshine tomorrow, with highs nearing 70.
SUPER=X5000; set dissolve
SUPER=314-Becoming/Mostly Sunny/72-76/Clear & Cool/Wind N 10/45-49;
SUPER=#555; reset

7BIRTHDAYS!5/21

SUPER=130-9/Jonathan de Tournillon/Moneta;



(tour-neon)



SUPER=130-3/Charlie Edmonds/Woodlawn;



SUPER=130-60th/Wilford & Edith Flora/Boones Mill;



(60th anniv)



SUPER=130-12/Hilah Witt/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-9/Chris Estes/Riner;



SUPER=130-47/Ronnie Parker/Salem;



SUPER=130-/1/Cheyanne Rain Stirewalt



(long i in last name)



SUPER=130-7/Cornelius Jackson IV/Troutville;


NOT PICTURED:

SUPER=130-50th/Bill & Venida Wyatt/Rocky Gap;



(50th anniv)


cutopen
SUPER=@Melanie1


55P-City-Council


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-12
SS=rke city seal


City council has pushed back a vote on controversial pay hikes.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The decision on whether to give Mayor David Bowers a 28- percent pay increasee... and council members a raise of 14- percent was scheduled to take place yesterday.
That vote will now take place next month.
Other city workers have expressed outrage that their raises average around 3 percent.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:07:25
IN Q=I want

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I WANT TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE ISSUE. THE QUESTION I'D LIKE TO HAVE THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE ASK THEMSELVES IS... 'WHAT PAY SHOULD THE MAYOR, THE COUNCIL, AND THE TOP ADMINISTRATORS GET. ))
SUPER=@Bowers;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=administrators get
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The Police Benevolent Association picketed outside the City Municipal Building yesterday.
And many residents echo the Associations anger over a salary proposal they say has gone too far.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:31:47
IN Q=I think

((BISHOP SPENCER MANNS/UPSET RESIDENT: PUT THEM ON THE SANITATION TRUCKS. LET THEM DUMP SOME OF THAT TRASH DAY BY DAY. THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE AN INKLING TO WHAT THE POLICE, CITY WORKERS AND FIREMAN AND ALL OF THE CITY WORKERS GO THROUGH. THEY'RE MAKING THEMSELVES FAT CATS. ))
SUPER=01-Bishop Spencer Manns/Upset Resident;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=fat cats
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Council promises to vote on the salary increases June second.
(----------------)



55P-Knowles


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=knowles


A Christiansburg man accused of killing his wife and wounding his daughter says he is innocent.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Michael Knowles allegely killed his wife because he thought she was having an affair that began on the Internet.
He admitted killing her in a letter to columnist Ann Landers, then sued her when she published the letter.
Yesterday he not only said he was innocent but made another claim.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:54:51 -knowles byte tape
IN Q=I am a prophet

((MICHAEL KNOWLES/DEFENDANT; I AM A PROPHET OF GOD AND I HAVE AN URGENT MESSAGE FOR AMERICA, AND THAT I MURDERED NO ONE. AND I GOT THAT ON TOP OF MOUNT SINAI FEBRUARY 7TH, 1996. ))
SUPER=01-Michael Knowles/Defendant;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=Feb., 7th, 1996
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Jean Knowles was fatally shot at her home March 20th.
(----------------)



55JUICE-RECALL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none

Minute Maid punch is being recalled in seven southeastern states, including Virginia, because it might contain cleaning solution.
(----------------)
BOARD JUICE RECALL-ess-#100


The company is recalling 64 ounce containers of Berry punch labeled with the code J-U-N-18/ L-E-Y.
The company says throw out the affected cartons.
You can get replacements by calling 1- (800) 888-6488.
(----------------)




55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Time now to check today's weather outlook-
Morning cloudiness will give way to sunshine, with cooler highs in the mid 70s.
Clear tonight, with lows in the upper 40s.
More sunshine for tomorrow.
Highs in the upper 60s to near 70. SUPER=X5000; set dissolve
SUPER=314-Becoming/Mostly Sunny/72-76/Clear & Cool/Wind N 10/45-49;
SUPER=#555; reset

cutopen
SUPER=@Melanie1


8P-brown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A guilty verdict yesterday on assault charges for former Virginia Tech football star Cornell Brown.
Brown was handed a 30- day jail sentence, with all but two days suspended.

(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


On the stand, Jonathon Nelson testified, Brown struck him on the head during an altercation, knocking him to the pavement.
Brown admitted he swung at someone but said he initially said he did NOT know who, or why.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE

(( ))
SUPER=01-Cornell Brown/Defendant;
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=yes i would
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Brown's attorney says he's disappointed in the verdict but will NOT appeal.
Brown is expected to serve his two-day sentence over the weekend.

8P-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=bramblett


It appears murder suspect Earl Bramblett has a long rap sheet--
Jurors could hear evidence of previous murders, sex crimes, and drug dealing IF they find Bramblett guilty of killing the Hodges family.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC/July 1996;


Bramblett was once a suspect in the 19-77 disappearance of two 14- year- old girls. He was questioned but never formally accused of killing them.
In 19-84, he WAS tried- -but found NOT guilty- -of sexually molesting the 10- year- old sister of one of his employees.
Those cases could come up when Bramblett is tried for arson and murder next month.
(----------------)



8p-bedford-School


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=SSM
TAPE#597-21
GRAPHIC=EDUCATION


Paychecks for Bedford County school teachers will likely have to come at the expense of some school construction projects.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The board of Supervisors last night refused to give the school system extra money to finish out the school year, instead supervisors recommend the school board borrow the million dollars it needs from the three-point-two million dollars available in the school construction fund.
That would still leave the school system with more than a million dollars worth of debt to carry over into the next fiscal year.
The school board is expected to vote on this option Thursday night.
(----------------)



8P-City-Council


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-12
SS=rke city seal


Mayor Bowers has requested more time for Roanoke residents to consider how much money city council members are worth.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It will be TWO more weeks before Roanoke City Council makes a final vote on proposed salary increases for the mayor and council members.
The decision on whether to give Mayor David Bowers a 28- percent increase... and council members a 14- percent pay hike was scheduled to take place yesterday.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:07:25
IN Q=I want

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I WANT TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE ISSUE. THE QUESTION I'D LIKE TO HAVE THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE ASK THEMSELVES IS... 'WHAT PAY SHOULD THE MAYOR, THE COUNCIL, AND THE TOP ADMINISTRATORS GET. ))
SUPER=@Bowers;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=administrators get
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Bowers comments came during a demonstration outside the municipal building yesterday.
Some upset Roanokers think city officials have gone too far with this pay increase proposal.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:31:47
IN Q=I think

((BISHOP SPENCER MANNS/UPSET RESIDENT: PUT THEM ON THE SANITATION TRUCKS. LET THEM DUMP SOME OF THAT TRASH DAY BY DAY. THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE AN INKLING TO WHAT THE POLICE, CITY WORKERS AND FIREMAN AND ALL OF THE CITY WORKERS GO THROUGH. THEY'RE MAKING THEMSELVES FAT CATS. ))
SUPER=01-Bishop Spencer Manns/Upset Resident;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=fat cats
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Council promises to vote on the salary increases June second.
(----------------)



8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Looking at today's forecast--
Not as warm as yesterday, but still pleasant with highs in the mid 70s.
Look for sunshine later today.
Meanwhile, clear skies tonight with lows in the upper 40s.
More sunshine ahead tomorrow, highs approaching 70.
SUPER=X5000; set dissolve

SUPER=#555; reset SUPER=314-Becoming/Mostly Sunny/72-76/Clear & Cool/Wind N 10/45-49;