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7E-Bramblett


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TAPE#597-38
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The capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett gets underway today.
It could be the longest murder case ever tried in Roanoke County.
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Bramblett is accused of brutally killing a family of four and setting their Vinton house on fire three years ago.
Although he maintains he is being framed by the police.
At one point Bramblett told police he was the last person to see the victims alive.
The attorneys will begin to pick a jury in the afternoon.
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7E-L'burg-Schools


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TAPE#97-69
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Some Lynchburg parents are exploring the options for their children's education including a proposal to extend the academic year in some elementary schools.
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The first of a dozen informational sessions on the plan was held at Sandusky Elementary School.
One option would be to discard the traditional summer vacation and have children attend school in nine- week blocks, with three weeks off in between.
Students who are falling behind could use those three weeks to catch up with their class.
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IN Q=The bottom line

((DR. ROGER JONES/L'BURG CITY SCHOOLS: THE BOTTOM LINE FOR US IS REGARDLESS OF THE PHILOSOPHY THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING ARE THERE, THE STANDARDS OF ACCREDITING SCHOOLS ARE THERE, AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SCHOOLS THAT WITHIN JUST ABOUT TWO YEARS, WILL BE ACCREDITED OR PROVISIONALLY ACCREDITED OR ACCREDITED WITH WARNING BASED ON HOW STUDENTS DO ON STATE ASSESSMENTS.))
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Jones says nothing has been finalized--
A decision on whether to extend the school year will be based heavily on the results of a parent- teacher survey.
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7E-Colonial-Downs


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-65
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Supporters of off-track betting are hoping the odds are in their favor for betting parlors in southwest Virginia.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Month;


Next month, voters in Roanoke and Martinsville will decide whether they want an off track betting parlor like this one in Richmond.
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The president of the new Colonial Downs race track was in Roanoke trying to improve the odds.
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SOT 00:11:13
IN Q=the gubernatorial

((O.J. PETERSON/COLONIAL DOWNS PRESIDENT; THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION NORMALLY IS A HIGH TURNOUT ELECTION IN VIRGINIA, THIS ONE SEEMS TO BE SORT OF A DEAD HEAT, I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GOING TO BE A HIGH TURNOUT OR NOT, BUT WE THINK WE'LL FARE WELL EITHER WAY, BUT WE'LL FARE BETTER WITH A HIGH TURNOUT THAN WITH A LOW TURNOUT.))
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Supporters say an off track betting parlor would bring 150 jobs, and millions of dollars in revenue.
So far there hasn't been any organized opposition in the Roanoke area.
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7E-harp-ensemble


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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TAPE#97-62
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After almost two weeks across the globe a group of musicians is back home from an educational journey.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./1995;


The young harpists were PLUCKED out of school for a ten day trip overseas.
While in Korea, the students and their parents played in schools and churches all over the country.
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((DEBORAH HAYNES/PARENT: THE KIDS WERE TREATED LIKE-- WE DESCRIBE IT AS BEATLEMANIA. ))
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The American students were surprised to learn that Korean schoolchildren go to school for 12 hours every day.
One Virginia student says a week and a half away from home was enough for her.
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IN Q=VISIT BURGER KING!

((What is the first thing you are going to do now that you are back in Virginia? TARAH HAYNES/HARPIST: VISIT BURGER KING! Why's that is the food a little different. I LIKE IT, BUT I WAS KIND OF CRAVING A HAMBURGER. ))
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The Harp Ensemble set up three new "sister-school" programs for Roanoke County while it was overseas.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your Tuesday forecast...Bring your umbrella as you leave the house today. showers are likley with highs in the upper 60's to low 70's.
Tonight the rain will taper off lows in the low to mid 40's.
And taking a look ahead...
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55E-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#597-38
SS=bramblett


It could be the longest murder trial in Ronoake County history.
Jury selection begins today in the capital murder case against Earl Bramblett.
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Three years ago, Teresa Hodges was found strangled.
Her husband and two young daughters were fatally shot in the head, and the family's house set on fire.
Bramblett had been a friend of the family.
At one point Bramblett told police he was the last person to see the family alive.
Recently he claimed he was being framed by police.
All of the evidence is circumstantial, but there is a lot of it.
The attorneys will begin to pick a jury in the afternoon.
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55E-L'burg-Schools


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-69
GRAPHIC=l'burg seal


Parents in Lynchburg are getting the details on a proposed plan to extend the school year at some elementary schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


The first of a dozen informational sessions on the plan was held at Sandusky Elementary School.
One option would be to discard the traditional summer vacation and have children attend school in nine- week blocks, with three weeks off in between.
Students who are falling behind could use those three weeks to catch up with their class.
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SOT 10:37:27
IN Q=The bottom line

((DR. ROGER JONES/L'BURG CITY SCHOOLS: THE BOTTOM LINE FOR US IS REGARDLESS OF THE PHILOSOPHY THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING ARE THERE, THE STANDARDS OF ACCREDITING SCHOOLS ARE THERE, AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SCHOOLS THAT WITHIN JUST ABOUT TWO YEARS, WILL BE ACCREDITED OR PROVISIONALLY ACCREDITED OR ACCREDITED WITH WARNING BASED ON HOW STUDENTS DO ON STATE ASSESSMENTS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Roger Jones/Lynchburg City Schools; :00
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OUT Q=on state assessments.
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Jones says nothing has been finalized.
A decision on whether to extend the school year will be based heavily on the results of a parent- teacher survey.
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55S-Fathers-Custody


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#=97-64
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Child custody in divorce cases is becoming an issue the the House of Delegates 14th District race.
Advocates for expanding the rights of
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SUPER=03-Vinton;

fathers rallied at the Veterans War Memorial in Vinton to support Republican Al Bedrosian.
They say his "pro-family" stance separates him from long- time incumbent Democrat Dick Cranwell.
The group is also seeking changes in Virginia parental custody laws.
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((MICHAEL EWING/VIRGINIA FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE PRES.: MR CRANWELL APPARENTLY HAS NOT ACCEPTED THAT CHILDREN OF DIVORCE ARE AT RISK. I THINK THAT'S AN IMPORTANT ISSUE AND THAT WHEN CHILDREN ARE DEPRIVED OF A RELATIONSHIP VIA DIVORCE OR A NEVER MARRIED SITUATION THAT THESE CHILDREN ARE APPARENTLY MORE AT RISK TO THEMSELVES AND SOCIETY.))
SUPER=01-Michael Ewing/Virginia Fatherhood Initiative;
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The group wants judges to award JOINT legal and physical custody of children in divorce cases.
They claim Cranwell's acceptance of current law is detrimental to parents and families.
Cranwell responds that he is "pro child" and that the groups are trying to put the interest of parents above those of children.
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55VA-Economy


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Virginia's economy is in the pink.
Experts at the College of William and Mary say the state economy will continue to grow for the rest of this year and then ease slightly in 19-98.
The school's Bureau of Business Research also predicts that Virginia will add 642-thousand new jobs in the next ten years, a 20 percent increase.
The bureau says personal income in Virginia will rise five-point-nine percent this year.

55weather


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Time now for a check on your Tuesday weather outlook--
Mostly cloudy today, with showers likely.
Highs around 70.
The rain will clear out later this evening, with lows in the mid 40s.
Over the next four days, much cooler air will be in place.
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8E-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-38
SS=bramblett


Jury selection begins the mass murder trial of Earl Bramblett.
It promises to be the most bizarre and perhaps the longest murder case ever tried in Roanoke County.
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VO-NAT


Three years ago, Teresa Hodges was found strangled.
Her husband and two daughers were fatally shot in the head and the Hodge's home set on fire.
Bramblett was a friend of the family.
He told police he was the last person to see Blaine, Teresa and their daughters alive.
More recently he said he was being framed by police.
Alll of the evidence is circumstantial, but there is a lot of it.
The attorneys will begin to pick a jury in the afternoon.
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8E-Colonial-Downs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=OTB


Off- track betting supporters are rolling the dice, and hoping to score big with Southwest Virginia voters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Month;


Next month, voters in Roanoke and Martinsville will decide whether they want an off track betting parlor like this one in Richmond.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The president of the new Colonial Downs race track was in Roanoke trying to improve the odds.
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SOT 00:11:13
IN Q=the gubernatorial

((O.J. PETERSON/COLONIAL DOWNS PRESIDENT; THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION NORMALLY IS A HIGH TURNOUT ELECTION IN VIRGINIA, THIS ONE SEEMS TO BE SORT OF A DEAD HEAT, I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GOING TO BE A HIGH TURNOUT OR NOT, BUT WE THINK WE'LL FARE WELL EITHER WAY, BUT WE'LL FARE BETTER WITH A HIGH TURNOUT THAN WITH A LOW TURNOUT.))
SUPER=01-O. J. Peterson/Colonial Downs President;
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Supporters say an off track betting parlor would bring 150 jobs, and millions of dollars in revenue.
So far there hasn't been any organized opposition in the Roanoke area.
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8E-Wilder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


As Virginia's Governor's race heads into the home stretch-- the man who used to hold the post is giving his two cents worth about BOTH candidates.
Former Governor Doug Wilder discussed Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer on his weekly radio show last night.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :15
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(( A calller named Reggie summed it up.
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((two white guys ))
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But it's clear that NEITHER of these white guys is talking exactly the talk the nation's first elected black governor wants to hear yet.
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(( crumbling schools ))
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((bandwagon ))
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And both could have learned something from the master.
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(( ))
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So will Wilder finally come back to the Democratic fold -- and they hope bring his flock?]
One still can't tell.
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((stop voting party ))
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(( i hope i dont' let anybody down. ))
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eq, news 7 Richmond.))

8weather


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Be sure to bring along those umbrellas before you leave for work this morning--
Showers likely today, with high temperatures around 70.
The rain will taper off tonight, with lows falling into the 40s.
The extended forecast is calling for drier and cooler weather...
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