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News-7 at Five is straight ahead--
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The capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett is postponed.
Sportscaster Marv Albert says he's innocent on sex and assault charges.
And a deal could be in the works between bomber Pilot Kelly Flinn and the Air Force.
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Near record cold expected tonight and frost is likely in the suburbs and western highlands. Chilly weather just ahead.

MEDICAL-HEADS


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Tonight on Health Check--talking tough with junior high students when it comes to experimenting with sex and drugs.
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Plus a vaccine on the horizon could protect the millions of Americans who deal with bladder infections each year.
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((I WANT TO GET THIS DONE AS BADLY AS ANYONE IN THIS COURTROOM.))
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But the trial of Earl Conrad Bramblett is NOT going to happen next month.
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5-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The judge granted a continuance in the capital murder case of Earl Bramblett.
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No new date has been set but the trial will probably be put off until sometime this Fall.
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((JUDGE ROY WILLET/ROANOKE CO. CIRCUIT COURT: THESE ARE SOME OF THE WORST AND MOST AGGRAVATED CHARGES THAT HAVE COME THROUGH THIS COURT. AND SINCE THIS IS A CAPITAL CASE, I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW, WHEN GOOD LAWYERS TELL ME THAT THEY NEED MORE TIME, I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW I CAN TURN THEM DOWN.))
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SUPER=03-Vinton/August 1994;


Bramblett is accused of arson and murder in the deaths of a Vinton family of four.
If the jury convicts the 55-year old suspect of CAPITAL murder, jurors may then get to hear evidence of earlier sex and drug crimes.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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That's why the judge granted a delay. Bramblett's lawyers say they need three or four months to investigate those other allegations.
We heard a few additional details in court today.
On News 7 at SIX tonight Keith Humphry will outline some of that... including sexual overtones of the Hodges murders themselves.

5-Albert


ANCHOR=Jean
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N-B-C Sportscaster Marv Albert says the sex and assault charges against him are false.
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((MARV ALBERT/SPORTSCASTER: I WOULD LIKE TO REASSERT MY INNOCENCE AND REITERATE THAT ALL THE CHARGES AGAINST ME ARE FALSE.))
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Albert's indictment stems from an alleged incident at this hotel in February.
A 41 year old woman says Albert bit her several times and forced her to perform sexual acts.
Albert says he never got a chance to tell authorities his side of the story.
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((NO ONE. NEITHER POLICE NOR PROSECUTORS EVER APPROACHED ME OR MY REPRESENTATIVES ANY TIME BEFORE THESE ALLEGATIONS WERE MADE PUBLIC THIS PAST TUESDAY.))
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Albert's attorneys say the Grand jury did not interview Albert or the woman or even check the woman's credibility.
Meanwhile NBC says Albert will broadcast an NBA playoff game Saturday as scheduled.

5-flinn


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A compromise is apparently in the works between the Air Force and Lieutenant Kelly Flinn.
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SUPER=03-Minot AFB, ND;


A Senior Air Force official says Flinn has lot her bid for an honorable discharge.
But the official says she will be allowed to resign from the service rather than face a court martial.
Flinn is the Air Force's first female B-52 pilot.
She's charged with adultery and disobedience, but requested an honorable discharge to avoid a military trial.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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The Air Force is expected to hold a news conference in about 30-minutes to discuss her case.

5-Ok-Trial


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It's now the defense's turn in the Timothy McVeigh trial.
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SUPER=03-Denver;


They're trying to convince the jury the real bomber may have died in the blast.
Defense attorneys called the Oklahoma State Medical examiner to the stand-
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/April 1995;


He told jurors about a leg found in the rubble- saying it was never matched with any of the victims.
168 people died in the blast.
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5-Festival-Rumor


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Message of the day: Roanoke's annual Festival in the Park WILL go on as planned.
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Confusion over the 28-year old event began this morning, leading to Festival planners and the city of Roanoke getting dozens of calls.
Listeners of a local radio station were led to believe Festival In The Park had been called off by Mayor Bowers, out of frustration over his defeat on a controversial pay raise issue.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The director of Festival In The Park made it very clear the event WILL take place, starting tonight.
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((WENDI SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK DIRECTOR: AND I THINK THAT IT'S KIND OF ABSURD THAT A RADIO STATION WOULD GO TO THAT EXTREME TO GET PUBLICITY FOR THEMSELVES, BUT I THINK IT WAS CERTAINLY DONE IN POOR TASTE.))
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The city also issued a statement saying the allegations of the closing of local events are "false rumors".
For its part, the radio station that made the remarks says it never announced the mayor called off the event.
A spokesman for J-93-F-M explains that listeners misunderstood a hypothetical discussion about the Roanoke city budget.
The station did issue a clarification.
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5-Wythe-Drugs


ANCHOR=Jean
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Governor Allen was in Wythe County today, handing out money to the sheriff's department.
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The sheriff got 95-hundred dollars from the sale of assets seized in three different drug busts.
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Wythe County deputies confiscated two vehicles and nearly five-thousand dollars in cash.
The governor says the county's efforts are helping keep drug dealers out of other parts of the state.
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((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: THEIR DESTINATION IS NOT NECESSARILY WYTHEVILLE. IT MAY BE ROANOKE IT BE STAUTNON, IT MAY BE CHARLOTTESVILLE OR RICHMOND OR PLACES FURTHER NORTH, AND SO THIS EFFORT MADE BY SHERIFF PIKE AND THE WYTHE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ARE HELPING ALL OVER THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
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The governor's office says state police have been increasing their effort to stop drug dealers on interstate highways and other major roads.
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The President pedals his World Class Education plan, just about the same time Virginia hammers out its standards of Accredidation.
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And a little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE... a progress report on Linda Finch: the pilot following the route Amelia Earhart took in 1937.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Also coming up-- the elimination of polio-- it's expected to happen in the next century. That's just one of the stories in tonight's Health Check report-- stay tuned. cc sponsor
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Students should take be tested in fourth and eight grades in reading and math-
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That's the plan President Clinton is promoting.
Two more states joined in the plan- Massachusetts- and West Virginia where the President spoke today.
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((THIS IS NOT DESIGNED TO PUT ANY SCHOOL OR ANY STUDENT DOWN, BUT TO LIFT US ALL UP. THE TESTS ARE DESIGNED SO IF THEY DON'T WORK OUT WELL THE FIRST TIME YOU'LL KNOW WHAT TO DO TO TEACH TO IMPROVE AND LIFT THESE STANDARDS.))
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Five states are now on board with the president's plan.
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5-Education-Board


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The proposal for more academic courses and fewer electives in Virginia schools is still three weeks away from adoption.
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But state superintendent Richard LaPointe says he will release a compromise Standards of Accreditation proposal by June Second.
State board members voiced some disagreement today.
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((MORE THAN 70- PERCENT OF THE JOBS IN AMERICA WOULD NOT REQUIRE A COLLEGE EDUCATION BY THE YEAR 2000. THESE JOBS ARE THE BACKBONE OF OUR ECONOMY.))
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But others say ALL students need more academic basics plus more arts classes to be good citizens.
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((LIL TUTTLE/VA. BOARD OF EDUCATION: EMPLOYERS NOW SEEK THE GOOD WORKER AND THE GOOD CITIZEN IN THE SAME INDIVIDUAL.))
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The board's also trying to clear up a rumor that the new standards would eliminate elementary school guidance counselors.
The board's received almost five thousand letters defending the counselors-- even though their elimination was never proposed.
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Thousands of people are expected to crowd into downtown Lynchburg this weekend, as Virginia's first regional state fair gets underway.
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The Fair By the James replaces the FESTIVAL By The James which ran for ten years along the city's riverfront.
Organizers say the regional fair has a lot more to offer and will give attendees a taste of the Virginia State Fair.
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((OTIS BROWN/ATLANTIC RURAL EXPO PRESIDENT: SO WE DEVELOPED A CONCEPT.. ..OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO.))
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The Fair by the James runs through Monday.
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Teaching future gardeners about landscaping and plants-- on their own level.
That's the focus of this week's Growin It.
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The Community Arboretum at Virginia Western Community College is growing.

Its new target audience is children.
In this week's Growin It--Patrick Evans found out how the area is catering to kids.
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Stick around for sports--
Steve Mason has an update on Geoff Bodine's condition, after crashing during practice at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Next on Health Check-- Straight talk about sex and drugs on a ninth grade level.
One expert says a different approach needs to be taken with their generation.
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Good Evening I'm Keith Humphry-- here's a look at what you'll see tonight on NEWS-7 at SIX.
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SUPER=03-Bath Co.;


Wendy's fast food restaurant founder Dave Thomas steers high school students away from driving drunk.
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((DAVE THOMAS/WENDY'S FOUNDER: MY MESSAGE REALLY IS STRONG. DON'T DO DRUGS AND DON'T DO ALCOHOL. THEN YOU CAN DRIVE, RIGHT ))
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Thanks Keith-- Thomas is a familiar face to many people.

5-Sroka


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Ninth graders in the Roanoke Valley received some straight talk today on sex, drugs and violence.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


They heard from Dr. Stephen Sroka (su-ROE-kuh), a nationally known author and consultant, who teaches in the Cleveland Public School system.
Speaking today at eight schools in western Virginia, he delivered a frank message about the consequences of sexual activity, drug use and violence.
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((DR. STEPHEN SROKA: I TRY TO COME IN AND BUST OUT A MESSAGE THAT'S GOING TO STRESS ABSTINENCE FROM SEX, DRUGS AND VIOLENCE AND TRY TO DO IT IN A WAY THAT THEY CAN TAKE CONTROL OF THEMSELVES. GIVE EM SOME OF THAT INFORMATION. THEY ALREADY KNOW A LOT OF IT. GIVE EM SOME SKILLS AND EMPOWER THEM AND HOPEFULLY MOTIVATE THEM SO THEY'LL FEEL GOOD ENOUGH ABOUT THEMSELVES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY.))
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Sroka will speak to parents, students and teachers tonight at six o'clock at the Lewis Gale Pavilion in Salem.

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A disease that once was feared by millions over the years, may be vanishing.
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Federal health officials say polio is expected to be wiped away world-wide in the next century.
If it happens, polio will only be the second disease to be eliminated. Smallpox was the first.
Last year, there were about 37 hundred cases of polio documented in the world.
That's 90 percent less than in 1988, when the eradication campaign began.
In 1994, the Western Hemisphere was declared free of the disease.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=amo
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For the elderly, a vaccine against the flu can be lifesaving.
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The Centers for Disease Control says the vaccination rate increased from EIGHT percent in 1993 to 58 percent in part because Medicare began reimbursing for the shots.
The goal is to have 60 percent of all people 65 and older get shots each year.
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5-Bladder-Infections


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WRITER=cst
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The seven million Americans each year who suffer bladder infections certainly know the pain they can cause.
But there's some good news from researchers.
Here's Health Check's Connie Stevens.
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There may soon be a vaccine to protect people from bladder infections-- it could be ready for human testing sometime next year.
In a recent issue of the journal "Science" researchers say the vaccine disarmed nearly all strains of the bacteria in lab mice.
Bladder infections can cause fever, painful and frequent urination.
In patients who already are seriously ill, bladder infections can spread to the kidneys, leading even to death.
The infections usually are treated successfully with antibiotics, but some of the bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant.
Connie Stevens, Health Check.))

5-Crohn's-Disease


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A new protein called ca2 has shown promise as a treatment for Crohn's Disease.
Scientists say it reduced the severity of symptoms in patients with the disease....and 60 percent of patients who received multiple infusions achieved clinical remission.
CA-2 is made by centocor.
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The company plans to seek approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
Crohn's Disease afflicts one million Americans with chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Turning to sports, the softball season is OVER in the Blue Ridge District.
Steve Mason has highlights from this afternoon's slugfest.

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Good Afternoon everybody' welcome to tonight's Thursday Ticker--
We begin over at the Moyer Sports complex in Salem, where the Blue Ridge district softball tournament champion was crowned this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Terriers vs Spartans; :


William Byrd and Salem hooked up in the tournament championship.
The Terriers got it started in the bottom of the first. Letisha Bohon hits a line drive to the fence in centerfield scoring a run and Byrd took the 1 to nothing lead.
Byrd led 2 to nothing in the first then Jody Stuckey hits a fielders choice to the infield scoring another run and the Terriers took the 3 to nothing lead.
The Lady Terriers would add to that lead in the fourth. Marcie Poff hits a single to right centerfield a runner scores and Byrd led Salem 4 to nothing.
Salem rallied in the top of the fourth. Meaghan Cookston hits a single to centerfield and two runners cross the plate and the Spartans trailed 4 to 3.
The Lady Spartans would tie the SUPER=34-Salem/4/William Byrd/5/;game in

the fourth Whitnei Penn sends this pitch back up the middle for an R-B-I single the score was tied 4 to 4 and Byrd wins it 5 to 4 in 8 innings.
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Second round qualifying for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 gets underway at 6pm. QVC Ford driver Geoff Bodine will not be among the second rounders.
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Geoff spent last night in the hospital after crashing early in practice yesterday afternoon. Bodine was released from Northeast Medical Center this morning after all of his tests were negative.
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However; younger brother Todd Bodine practiced the car today and is set to qualify tonight. Todd also will drive the QVC Ford Sunday in place of his brother.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia;


One NBA note. The ball is definitely bouncing the right way for the City of Brotherly Love. League Commissioner David Stern has the envelope.
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SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX;


To the links where Tiger Woods was 3 under through seven holes of the Mastercard Colonial in Fort Worth. We we will get you up to date on his scores at 6.
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ANCHOR=Steve
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Plus, Mike Stevens will show us how the NASCAR world got together in memory of Betty Mae Wood this morning at the Charlotte Motor Speedway . See ya at 6.
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An American pilot is one step closer to completing the around the world flight that Amelia Earhart attempted to make 60 years ago.
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SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI;


Linda Finch arrived back on American soil at Honolulu International Airport yesterday... more than two months after she began the journey from California.
The millionaire Texas businesswoman is making the flight as a tribute to Earhart.. who vanished during her journey.
Finch's last stop was Christmas Island.. where she stopped after dropping memorial wreaths for Earhart and her navigator, Frederick Noonan.
Both disappeared in 1937.
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Finch is flying the same type of plane Earhart flew.. but Finch's plane has sophisticated navigation equipment.
She's flown across five continents and through 18 countries since taking off in March.
If she completes her flight, she will have logged 26-thousand miles.
Finch is expected to return to California Wednesday.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=amo
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ANCHOR=Jean


That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight-- full screen
Tune into our local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10 on WEFC. See you later, Goodnight ANCHOR=Jean