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ANCHOR=Keith

The man accused of killing a Vinton family of four says the victims conspired against him.
That story is next on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


and a Danville cop and shoplifting supsect scuffle, a gun goes off and the suspect is dead. We'll have the latest on the investigation into the incident.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Steve


In sports--week one of hard hitting Friday Football Extra highlights with reports from Mike Stevens and Roy Stanley, Frank Beamer talks about Rutgers,
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VO-NAT


and Bobby Labonte captures his ninth career pole, qualifying from darlington in sports.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Time for your weekend forecast and it looks pretty good. Details are coming up.

Bramblett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett


Earl Bramblett may have killed the Hodges family because he thought members of the family were trying to set him up.
The prime suspect thought they planned to have him arrested for some real- -or imagined- -offense against the ten- year old girl he's accused of killing.
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IN Q=During a closed
SUPER=03-Salem/May; :00
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994;
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;
RUNS=1:13
OUT Q=his day in court.



((During a closed-door hearing in May, Bramblett's attorneys tried to show Bramblett suffers from delusions.
It started as a conspiracy by the Hodges, Bramblett believes. Ultimately police, even his own lawyers joined in- -by Bramblett's logic.
Blaine and Teresa Hodges were killed in their own home exactly three years ago today- -along with their two children, Winter and Anna Hodges.
The house was set ablaze after the four were killed.
In an audio tape- -recorded after the Hodges were killed, Bramblett told a story about Winter putting on a show for him, "gyrations" he called it.
"What I had suspected for a year," Bramblett says he thought it "was a setup. Blaine was trying to buy himself out of jail by using his daughter as a some type of sexual enticement toward me," Bramblett said on tape.
Psychologist Evan Nelson concluded Hodges suffers from a rare delusional disorder... believing that the Hodges were involved in a conspiracy against him... that Police planted evidence and tried to frame him... that he figures he'll eventually be tried on false evidence.... that his own attorneys are part of the plot to keep him from having his day in court.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Earl Bramblett


Bramblett sounded convinced that the prosecutor and the defense attorneys were trying to have him declared incompetent, committed, then accidentally killed in the "nut house," as he put it.
The capital murder trial is set to begin October 14.

Shoplifter-Shot


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Danville police are silent today... after one of their own shot and killed an alleged shoplifter yesterday.
State investigators are on the case, releasing the officer's name but still trying to figure out the victim's identity.
Tina Tenret is live in our Danville newsroom with the story.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave


Keith, Officer Dewey Hancock Jr. is on administrative leave after killing a man who was trying to take his gun.
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tina1;
SUPER=05-Danville;


All we know of the victim was that he was a black male, but state police say the shootingwas NOT racially motivated.
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IN Q=The man arrested
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=04-File Tape; :07
SUPER=01-Lt. Jim Ruhland/State Police; :14
RUNS=1:05
OUT Q=at the same time


((The man arrested for shoplifting at Belk Department Store yesterday afternoon apparently shoved a police officer and ran from the mall.
Officer Dewey Hancock Jr. found the man in a parking lot and chased him behind the furniture store.
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SOT 21:55:32
IN Q=the officer

((LT. JIM RUHLAND/STATE POLICE: THE OFFICER WITHDREW HIS PEPPER-SPRAY CONTAINER ... HOLSTER.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Jim Ruhland/State Police;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=holster


The two men fought for Officer Hancock's gun and a shot was fired, leaving the suspect dead with a single gunshot wound to the chest.
The medical examiner says Hancock pulled the trigger.
State police say they don't have a name for the victim...
who was arrested for credit card theft only last week.
He told officers he lived at 174 Gray Street in Danville...
the man who answers this door says he knew the victim only as "D" and D stayed there off and on for several months.
He says D was his friend, and he's talked to a second suspect who was arrested for shoplifting at the same time.))
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Danville;


Police say the second suspect has made bail and gone free.
Meanwhile, local black leaders say they want to ask investigators why Officer Hancock shot the victim.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Microwave
(Keith question: Tina, do police have any idea how soon they'll know the

victim's name?)



Payne


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=L F Payne


Democratic Lieutenant Govenor candidate L.F. Payne wants Virginia schools to teach values.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Payne says it's NOT a religious thing and it's NOT a state mandate.
It would just create a clearinghouse of information for local school divisions to use.
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SOT 02:02:58
IN Q=Regardless of

((L.F. PAYNE: REGARDLESS OF OUR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND OUR MORAL BACKGROUNDS, THERE ARE CERTAIN UNIVERSAL VALUES... HARD WORK, RESPECT, AND RESPONSIBILITY, DECENCY, AND HONESTY.))
SOT 02:27:51

((MIKE SALSTER: THE PROPER PLACE TO LEARN VALUES IS AT HOME, WITH PARENTS. AND TEACHERS HAVE ENOUGH TO DO WITHOUT TAKING ON THIS ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITY.))
SUPER=@Payne; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Salster/John Hager Spokesman; :17
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=additional responsibility.
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VO-NAT


Payne says he's all for teaching values in the home too -- but he says that's NOT enough.
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Dolan-Schools


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=Education


We know what most Virginia schoolchildren will be doing when classes resume next Tuesday.
It's what they're doing after school that's got another politician worried.
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SOT 44:20
IN Q=It's a place

((IT'S A PLACE WHERE PETTY LARCENY'S OCCURRING, WHERE YOUNG GIRLS ARE GETTING PREGNANT, AND THEY'RE USING DRUGS. AND I THINK THE ANSWER IS THIS: COMPETE FOR THE TIME.))
SUPER=@Dolan;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=for the time.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Wednesday;


So Democrat Bill Dolan's got a far-reaching plan.
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SOT 44:18
IN Q=I think

((BILL DOLAN: I THINK WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN ON A PILOT PROJECT BASIS BEGINNING IN JANUARY: EVERY KID, EVERY DAY FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL ON HAS TO BE INVOLVED IN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. THEY PICK THE ACTIVITY. WE MAKE THE DECISION. EVERY KID, EVERY DAY.))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=every kid, every day. 2nd REF!
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.;


Despite what Dolan said, his campaign is now clarifying: he really only means mandatory activities for so-called "at risk" teens.
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SOT 07:46:34
IN Q=

((THEY NEED TO HAVE MORE THINGS TO DO. LIKE JOBS, OR HELPING THE COMMUNITY. TOO MANY KIDS ARE HANGING OUT IN THE STREET GETTING INTO TROUBLE ALL THE TIME.))
SOT 07:13:47

((KERRI POWER: IF A KID IS GOING TO GET IN TROUBLE, HE'LL DO IT AFTERWARDS. HE'LL FIND SOMEWAY TO DO WHAT HE WANTS, ANYWAYS.))
SOT 07:16:27

((J.W. HOLLAND: REALLY, I MEAN, JUST LET EVERYBODY DO THEIR OWN THING. IT'S A PLACE FOR EVERYBODY IN AMERICA. WE FREE.))
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SUPER=01-Kerri Power/Age 16; :13
SUPER=01-J.W. Holland/Age 16; :22
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OUT Q=we free.
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VO-NAT


Dolan says he'll have more specifics next week.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Parents worried about the safety of a school bus stop have won a round in their fight with school officials. We'll have that story coming up on News 7 at Six.
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and is the Giles County prosecutor making mistakes that are costing cases? We'll hear from one woman who says the prosecutor's negligence allowed a rapist to go free.
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Heavner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A man accused of attacking women at two Roanoke County apartment complexes has been CLEARED of all charges.
At the prosecutor's request, a judge today dropped the case against Ronald Eugene Heavner.
Heavner had been arrested in May on charges of aggravated sexual battery and forcible sodomy.
Heavner's lawyer says DNA evidence showed conclusively that police had arrested the wrong man.
Also, a computer printout backed up Heavner's alibi that he was using the Internet at the times the crimes were committed.

Spangler


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Renee Trump was raped and beaten by a stranger who broke into her Giles County home.
D-N-A evidence would identify her attacker but the man named will NEVER be prosecuted for the crime.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave


Teresa Hamilton joins us from our Blacksburg Newsroom with the story.
Live=Teresa Full
SUPER=@Teresa1;
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


Keith-- this case has raised a lot of questions-- questions about the way Giles County's prosecutor has been doing his job for the past year and eight months.
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SUPER=03-Raleigh Co., WV; :07
SUPER=01-Renee Trump/Rape Victim; :26
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OUT Q=timely manner.

((
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IN Q=I'm furious

((RENEE TRUMP/RAPE VICTIM:I'M FURIOUS, I COULD REALLY BEAT THE HELL OUT OF SOMEBODY. ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=out of somebody.


Renee Trump is mad because she knows she'll probably never face her alleged attacker in court.
When her case went to trial last month, Cory Kast, the suspect charged with raping Trump, was freed from prosecution.
It turns out Giles County Commonwealth's Attorney Garland Spangler waited too long to prosecute the case.
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SOT
IN Q=I told
((RENEE TRUMP/RAPE VICTIM:I TOLD HIM WHAT A PIECE OF ---- HE WAS AND THAT HE
DIDN'T KNOW HIS --- HEAD FROM A HOLE IN THE GROUND. THAT IF HE COULDN'T DO HIS

JOB THEY NEEDED TO LET SOMEONE ELSE IN THE OFFICE THAT KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=they were doing.


Trump says Spangler tried to blame the judge.
Judge Colin Gibb was unable to comment-- but circuit court personnel tell NEWS 7 take graphic "they are NOT aware of any situation in which any judge has lost documents or failed to sign a document."
They also note that "as far as a speedy trial, they have observed the Judge prompting Mr. Spangler on various occassions to tend to the continuance orders and guard the dates on the cases." end graphic.
Prosecutor Spangler may have known his case was in trouble BEFORE it went to court.
Trump says about a week before trial Spangler tried to get her to drop the case-- saying Kast had OTHER charges against him.
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SOT
IN Q=But you

((but you would have nothing to do with that? RENEE TRUMP/RAPE VICTIM:NO ACTUALLY, I GOT REAL ANGRY AND STARTED CURSING AND TELLING HIM, YOU KNOW THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER, THIS MAN NEEDS TO PAY FOR WHAT HE'S DONE. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=he's done.

TAKE SU
Sources who spoke with NEWS 7 question the way Spangler handled the case for other reasons.
Renee Trump did NOT see her attacker because he put a shirt over her face-- however D-N-A evidence identified her attacker as Cory Kast-- which could have easily made this an open and shut case. end su
But Spangler may NOT have been able to bring out the D-N-A match in court that day because he failed to notify the defense beforehand.
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SOT
IN Q=There's nights

((RENEE TRUMP/RAPE VICTIM:THERE'S NIGHTS I WAKE UP IN COLD SWEATS BECAUSE I JUST DREAM ABOUT HIM JUST HOVERING OVER TOP OF ME, IT'S NOT FAIR, IT'S NOT FAIR TO ME. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=fair to me.


This isn't the first time Spangler has failed to fill out the appropriate paperwork regarding cases.
The Mathew Collins case is one example.
Collins was facing 20- years in prison for raping a young girl-- but only received a one year sentence. take graphic
Sources tell NEWS 7 Collins had been convicted of raping the girl six years before but Spangler was unable to bring out Collins' past in court because he failed to notify the defense in a timely manner. end graphic ))
Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


Garland Spangler refused to comment about the cases-- but jurors we spoke with say they would have argued for a tougher sentence had they known about Collins' past.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave


Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

Stocks bounced both higher and lower after a Commerce Department report indicating consumer spending was higher in July. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Bus-Stop


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=None


Concerned Franklin County residents are trying to provide safer conditions for their children traveling to school.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


After four years of parents' calls and complaints, the school transportation office today changed Bus 107's stop on Route 122 in Hardy to a convenience store parking lot across the street from the original pickup point.
Concerned citizens say the original spot has been the site of many accidents and near misses.
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SOT 1:54:19
IN Q=And the bus

((TERESA TYREE/PARENT:AND THE BUS STOP WAS STOPPED RIGHT UP HERE AT THE FIRST DRIVEWAY AND A MILK TRUCK CAME AROUND THE CURVE RIGHT THERE AND WHEN IT I GUESS IT COULDN'T SEE THE BUS AND IT SLAMMED ON IT'S BRAKES AND ALL OF US IN THE VEHICLE JUST CRINGED BECAUSE WE THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO HIT THE BUS))
SUPER=01-Teresa Tyree/Parent;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=hit the bus
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VO-NAT


The Virginia Department of Transportation is trimming the trees back on Route 122 to increase visibility near the bus stop.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


Qualifying from Darlington to bring you; as well as words from Coach Beamer on the Hokies opener at Rutgers,
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VO-NAT


and Friday Football Extra is here; Fleming's Lee Suggs just one of many stars who will shine tonight a preview next
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S-Cave


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO


The 1997 high school football season opens tonight all across the Friday Football Extra coverage area.
One of the marquee games tonight is in Roanoke County where Cave Spring is preparing to host Northside.
Mike Stevens serves up something other than some pregame hype.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=@mike1; :10
SUPER=01-Mike Cullinan/Outback Steakhouse G.M.; :22
SUPER=01-Donna Sellers/Cave Spring Boosters Club; :58
RUNS=1:50
OUT Q=... Victory Stadium.
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MIKE TOSSES TO ROY

S-Fleming


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=rst
TAPE#S7-15 ("B" Roll)
GRAPHIC=None
(Mike on tape tosses to Roy Live)
Live=Roy Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Roy1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
(Roy ad lib)

Mike, Head coach George Miller is here with me this evening, Coach
SUPER=01-George "Kila" Miller/William Fleming Head Coach; :
(Roy ad libs live interview)
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 15;

ROLL B ROLL ON THE SECOND QUESTON
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Live=Roy Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


The Colonels and Lancers hook up tonight right here at Victory Stadium. Back to you Steve.
Double Boxes=Steve and Roy/Microwave
(Roy tosses back to Steve in studio)



S-Tech


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF97-1
GRAPHIC=Tech football


Virginia Tech opens the 1997 football season tomorrow att 12:35 on the road against Rutgers. This is the 8th meeting between the two powers.
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SOT
IN Q="well

((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...play well"
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#R-37
GRAPHIC=Darlington


Bobby Labonte captured his ninth career pole today in Busch Pole qualifying for Sunday's Mountain Dew Southern 500 at Darlington.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/espn2; :00


Jeff Gordon, who will win a Million dollar bonus this Sunday with a win, was seventh fastest. But Labonte went out early and won the pole with a blistering speed of 170 point 661 miles an hour.
Now the top 25.
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SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=107-6. Hut Stricklin //7. Jeff Gordon //8. Dick Trickle//9. Sterling

Marlin//10. Ernie Irvan//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=107-11. Brett Bodine//12. Geoff Bodine//13. Ward Burton//14. Michael

Waltrip//15. Ted Musgrave//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=107-16. Jeff Burton//17. Terry Labonte//18. Johnny Benson//19. Jeremy

Mayfield//20. Joe Nemechek//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=107-21. Ricky Rudd//22. Jeff Purvis//23. Lake Speed//24. Derrike

Cope//25. Kenny Wallace;
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