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7E-Bramblett


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A closed competency hearing in the murder case of Earl Bramblett violated the first amendment.
That's the decision from the Virginia Court of Appeals.
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In May, Judge Roy Willet closed the competency hearing for Bramblett.
He is charged with killing four members of a Vinton family.
During the hearing, three psychologists testified about the defendant.
Judge Willet sealed the testimony, saying it was necessary to protect Bramblett's right to a fair trial.
The Appeals Court disagreed, saying the public had a right to be there, because competency hearings can sometimes delay a trial indefinitely.
The court documents will remain sealed until Judge Willet orders them opened.
Attorneys for the defense and prosecution had no comment on the ruling.
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7Grayson-Murder


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The two white men accused of murdering a black man in Grayson County are headed to court September second for a preliminary hearing.
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8/11,97-44,Grayson-Murder
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G-P Johnson was burned alive and then beheaded after attending a party with a group of friends.
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The Justice Department is looking at the case to determine whether it's a hate crime.
Police charged 42- year- old Louis Ceparano with capital murder and robbery.

Charged with first-degree murder and robbery is 36- year- old Emmett Cressell Junior.
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Police said the 40- year- old victim's watch was taken.
Ceparano has refused to talk, Cressell denies the charges.

75-Marshall-Fire


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Three Lynchburg businesses are facing the challenge of rebuilding after a fire ripped through their offices last month.
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Cleanup crews have finished removing most of the debris from inside the burned- out Marshall Lodge on Church Street.
Dawson Ford Garbee Real Estate already was in the process of moving to a new home.. THAT won't be ready for six weeks.
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((WAYNE RAMSEY/DAWSON FORD GARBEE REAL ESTATE: WE'RE OPEN. WE WERE NEVER CLOSED. WE HAVEN'T SEEN ANY LOSS IN SALES, HAVE CONTINUED AS THOUGH NOTHING HAPPENED. WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS, YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE BEST OF IT AND JUST MOVE FORWARD AND THAT'S WHAT WE'VE TRIED TO DO.))
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The city fire marshal has said it appears the entire lodge building will have to be torn down.
The Masonic chapter hopes to rebuild.
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7E-TAP


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Some area students got a head start in making the financial grade of college yesterday.
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TAP's Project Discovery awarded academic scholarships to fourteen students.
The Project is a community based program aimed at helping low-income students gain access to higher education.
Shana Waller received the largest scholarship of 17-hundred dollars.
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((SHANA WALLER/SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: IT GIVES PEOPLE WHO MAYBE NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT COLLEGES AND EXPERIENCE COLLEGE LIFE AND SEE THE GOOD BENEFITS OF COLLEGE..TO ACTUALLY GET A TASTE OF THAT AND THEN IT MAKES THEM WANT IT))
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As part of the program, students visit colleges and receive academic counseling.
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((TED EDLICH/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TAP: ALL OF THESE STUDENTS COME LOW-INCOME HOMES AND FINANCES ARE A CRITICAL ISSUE AND SO THESE SCHOLARSHIPS WILL HELP THEM GAIN ENTRANCE TO UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES THEY'RE ATTENDING THIS YEAR ))
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Program Discovery works in conjunction with Roanoke College, Virginia Western Community College and Roanoke City Schools.
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7weather


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And taking a look at your Thursday forecast... It looks like another beautiful summer day with partly sunny skies highs in the mid to upper 80's -- nighttime lows in the upper 60s with partly cloudy skies moving in.
And taking a look ahead tomorrow there's a slight chance of showers, but a nice weekend on the way, highs in the mid to upper 80s lows in the mid to upper 60s..
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7BIRTHDAYS! 8/15/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-10/April Fridley/Botetourt;



SUPER=130-/Coston Williams Jr./Roanoke;



SUPER=130-11/Chad Thomas/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-1/Amber Scott/Radford;



SUPER=130-41/Wanda Broady-Qaiser/Salem;



SUPER=130-/Carin Wise/Vernon Hill;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-/Christine Williams/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-5/Marque Johnson/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-2/Hannah Street/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-82/Polly Blevins/Salem;



SUPER=130-21/Jeffrey Witt/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Charlie Witt/Roanoke;






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55E-Bramblett


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More information may soon be made public on a compentency hearing for accused Mass murderer Earl Bramblett.
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The Virginia Court of Appeals says keeping the hearing secret violated the first amendment.
Bramblett is charged with killing a Vinton family.
During the closed hearing, three psychologists testified about the defendant.
Judge Willet sealed the testimony, saying it was necessary to protect Bramblett's right to a fair trial.
The Appeals Court disagreed, saying the public had a right to be there, because competency hearings can sometimes delay a trial indefinitely.
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55E-Sprinklers


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A top-selling fire sprinkler head installed by the millions may not protect in an emergency.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is scrutinizing the Omega sprinkler head after it failed to operate one-third of the time during testing.
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There are several kinds of sprinkler heads used in buildings.
The Omega can be identified by its wide chrome ring, and the distinctive three tier heat collector in the center.
Officials at Magic City Sprinkler in Roanoke say the head would most likely be used in hospitals, hotels, nursing homes and residential housing.
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((CHARLES MCGHEE/MAGIC CITY SPRINKLER: WE DIDN'T USE THAT PARTICULAR SPRINKLER HEAD A LOT BECAUSE IT WAS MORE EXPENSIVE, THERE WAS OTHER SPRINKLER HEADS THAT WOULD DO THE JOB THE SAME WAY AND DUE TO ECONOMICS WE DIDN'T USE IT. I'M THANKFUL WE DIDN'T, BECAUSE EVEN ONE FAILURE'S TOO MANY. ))
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McGhee says whenever his workers find someone using the Omega, they warn them of the risk, and notify the manufacturer, Central Sprinkler Corporation of Landsdale, Pennsylvania.
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55S-TAP


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The price of a college education continues to rise.
But paying tuition will be a little easier for some Roanoke- area students.
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Total Action against Poverty has awarded eight- thousand dollars in scholarships to 14 students.
All of them were participants in Project Discovery- -a program that helps low- income students.
Shana Waller got the largest scholarship of 17-hundred dollars.
She credits the program for her success.
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((SHANA Waller/SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: I'M READY TO GO..I REALLY WANT IT..AND I'M READY TO GO TO SCHOOL AND EXPERIENCE COLLEGE LIFE AND HOPEFULLY HELP SOME OTHER LIVES IN THE PROCESS ))
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As part of the program, students visited several colleges and learned about admission procedures and financial aid.
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((TED EDLICH/EXEC. DIRECTOR TAP: WE DO EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE TO OVERCOME THE BARRIERS THAT MANY LOW-INCOME KIDS HAVE TO A HIGHER EDUCATION.))
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Project Discovery has been helping students in Roanoke Valley and Alleghany County for the past 15 years.
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55Willey


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A motion filed in court in Richmond is seeking to prevent lawyers for Paula Corbin Jones from questioning a Virginia woman about the behavior of President Clinton.
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Willey, 97-44, 8/4
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Attorneys in Paula Jones' sexual harassment suit against President Clinton believe that questioning Kathleen Willey will help them establish a pattern of improper behavior by the president. Willey reportedly told another aide that Clinton made sexual advances toward her in 19-93.
Willey's lawyer said in a motion to block the deposition that his client knows nothing about the Jones case.
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55weather


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Time now to check the Thursday outlook--
Partly sunny and rather pleasant today, with highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Skies will remain partly cloudy tonight, with lows dropping back into the upper 60s.
Partly sunny again tomorrow, with a slight chance of scattered thunderstorms.
Highs in the 80s.
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8E-Bramblett


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The public may soon know more about the mental state of Earl Bramblett. The Virginia Court of Appeals says a secret hearing in a Roanoke County murder case violated the first amendment.
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In May, Judge Roy Willet closed his competency hearing saying it was necessary to protect Bramblett's right to a fair trial.
But the Virginia Court of appeals says that violated the first amendment.
It ruled the public had a right to be there, because competency hearings can sometimes delay a trial indefinitely.
Bramblett is charged with killing four members of a Vinton family.
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8Grayson-Murder


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Two white men charged with the burning and killing of a black man last month will have their preliminary hearing September second.
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8/11,97-44,Grayson-Murder
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G-P Johnson was burned alive and then beheaded after attending a party with a group of friends.
SUPER=03-Grayson Co./August 1;


The Justice Department is looking at the case to determine whether it's a hate crime.
Police charged 42- year- old Louis Ceparano with capital murder and robbery.

Charged with first-degree murder and robbery is 36- year- old Emmett Cressell Junior.
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Police said the 40- year- old victim's watch was taken.
Ceparano has refused to talk, Cressell denies the charges.

8E-Sprinklers


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A faulty sprinkler head is coming under fire by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The Omega Sprinkler head, often used in residential housing, failed to work properly one- third of the time during testing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


There are several kinds of sprinkler heads used in buildings.
The Omega can be identified by its wide chrome ring, and the distinctive three tier heat collector in the center.
Officials at Magic City Sprinkler in Roanoke say the head would most likely be used in hospitals, hotels, nursing homes and residential housing.
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((CHARLES MCGHEE/MAGIC CITY SPRINKLER: WE DIDN'T USE THAT PARTICULAR SPRINKLER HEAD A LOT BECAUSE IT WAS MORE EXPENSIVE, THERE WAS OTHER SPRINKLER HEADS THAT WOULD DO THE JOB THE SAME WAY AND DUE TO ECONOMICS WE DIDN'T USE IT. I'M THANKFUL WE DIDN'T, BECAUSE EVEN ONE FAILURE'S TOO MANY. ))
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McGhee says whenever his workers find someone using the Omega, they warn them of the risk, and notify the manufacturer, Central Sprinkler Corporation of Landsdale, Pennsylvania.
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If you find the sprinkler in your home or business, you can notify Central Sprinkler at 1-800-523-6512 during regular business hours.
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8Willey


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A Virginia woman is doing her best to keep from being questioned for Paula Jones' sexual harassment suit against President Clinton.
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Willey, 97-44, 8/4
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Attorneys in Jones' lawsuit believe that Kathleen Willey can help their case.
News reports have said that the daughter-in-law of a late Virginia state senator told another aide that Clinton made sexual advances toward her in 19-93.
But Willey's lawyer said in a motion to block the deposition that his client knows nothing about the Jones lawsuit and that Jones' lawyers are on a fishing expedition.
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85-Hog-Farm


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Pittsylvania county officials are NOT welcoming a hog farm company with open arms.
They've told the company to obey the rules, or go elsewhere.
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Back in April, the county approved plans for a farm with ten-thousand hogs.
But County Administrator George Supensky is taking that certificate back, saying the company, G-I-S has not provided enough details on buildings and waste lagoons.
The county also sent an earlier letter asking G-I-S not to come.
A G-I-S spokesman says he's disappointed, but has NOT decided whether to heed the county's warning.
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8weather


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Let's take another look at today's forecast--
After some morning cloudiness, partial sunshine will break through.
Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows dropping into the upper 60s.
A chance of thunderstorms tomorrow, otherwise partly sunny-- with a pleasant weekend ahead.
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