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75-Bramblett


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Jury selection continues in the capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett.
Yesterday in pre-trial motions the Commonwealth's Attorney advanced a piece of evidence that he says "only the killer would know."
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It was a statement attributed to Bramblett in a newspaper interview right after he was arrested in South Carolina last year.
Though he'd just been arraigned on eight charges involving the arson and murder of the Hodges family in Vinton, Bramblett told the reporter he wasn't convinced they were dead.
"I knew something happened to Teresa," he said, because a relative told him gasoline had been sprinkled around her body."
Commonwealth's Attorney Skip Burkart says HE didn't know that. He says it took the state crime lab to determine that there was gasoline on and around Teresa Hodges' body and ONLY hers.
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The case is set to last at least three weeks.

7E-Davis


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TAPE#97-60
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Harold David Davis will spend life behind bars without the possibility of parole.
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The 24- year- old pleaded guilty to capital murder, robbery and burglary.
Davis was sentenced to three life terms for killing 68- year- old Anna Jean Anderson, a retired Smyth County elementary school teacher.
Davis' alleged accomplice, Josh Widener, will stand trial in January.
Widener was one of Anderson's former students.
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7E-Gilmore-Abortion


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TAPE#97-71
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Jim Gilmore has a new agenda when it comes to abortions in the Commonwealth.
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((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I THINK A SPOUSAL NOTIFICATION WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE COULD REQUIRE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION.))
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Spousal notification means a wife would be required to tell her husband before getting an abortion.
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((JIM GILMORE: A MAN, A SPOUSE, A HUSBAND AND WIFE ARE TOGETHER IN THE DECISIONS THEY MAKE AS A FAMILY. AND THERE SHOULD BE A LOT OF INTERACTION AND DISCUSSION BETWEEN THEM. AND THERE CERTAINLY SHOULD BE A REASONABLE NOTIFICATION. BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT REALLY IS NOT UNDER PUBLIC DISCUSSION AT THIS TIME.))
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That having been said, it comes at a time when Don Beyer is running an ad blasting Gilmore's desire to ban abortions after eight to 12 weeks -- even in cases of rape or incest.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT'S PERFECTLY FINE FOR ANYBODY IN AMERICA TO BELIEVE THAT ABORTION IS WRONG OR SHOULD BE ILLEGAL. BUT THAT'S NOT THE VIEW THAT I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE IN VIRGINIA'S NEXT GOVERNOR.))
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Beyer and Gilmore meet for their final public debate today in Fairfax.
We'll have a full report tonight.

7S-SCLC


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TAPE#97-67
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The Hotel Roanoke may see a rise in business after a local civil rights group says it's NOT a racist place of business.
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Doubletree, the hotel's management company, is the target of a national boycott.
But officials with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference say they were pleasantly surprised when they met with Hotel Roanoke management yesterday.
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((JEFF ARTIS/S.C.L.C.; THERE HAS BEEN A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF AFRICAN AMERICANS THAT ARE WORKING AT THE HOTEL ROANOKE, AND THIS IS NOT ONLY ON THE LOWER LEVEL JOBS BUT ALSO IN MID MANAGEMENT AND UPPER MANAGEMENT. AND THE HOTEL ROANOKE HAS SHOWN A COMMITTMENT TO BRING IN MORE MINORITIES.))
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The hotel currently has 25 jobs openings.
The S-C-L-C is working to find qualified African-Americans to apply for those jobs.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your mid-week forecast... It's going to be a rainy one-- mostly cloudy skies, showers likely. Highs around 70. Tonight the rain will taper off with nighttime lows dropping into the low to mid 40's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 10/16/97
Thursday:

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SUPER=130-8/Danielle Wilson/Rockbridge Bath;



SUPER=130-45/shirley Brooks/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-Joseph Farrow/Natural Bridge;



SUPER=130-13/Josh Midkiff/Altavista;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-cathy Cox/Natural Bridge;



Movie Review 10/17/97

The world premier status of the new musical "Only a Kingdom" allows a Roanoke audience the unique opportunity to see an original musical in its early stages.
David Staller plays King Edward the Eighth of Great Britain, a man so in love with American divorcee Wallis Simpson, played by Crista Moore, that he gives up his throne for her. Staller is charismatic in the role and has an excellent voice; Moore is sympathetic, convincing and has a lovely voice as well. The spark of attraction between the two is extremely convincing.
Society mavin Elsa Maxwell and a crew of gossipy followers both comment on the ups and downs of the couple and act as comic relief. Sally Struthers is hilarious in the role of Elsa Maxwell. She gets good support from the rest of the cast, particularly Adam Matalon as her long-suffering assistant, Nigel.
The show has some excellent musical numbers and an extraordinary cast, however, it has a tendency to ramble on. Some extraneous scenes could be cut and it could use a bit of polish. But "Only a Kingdom" is a fascinating piece of work. It will be fun to see how it changes over time and where it will go from here.
"Only a Kingdom" will continue on Mill Mountain Theater's mainstage through November 2. cutopen

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555-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#597-38
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The process of selecting a jury to decide the fate of accused mass murderer Earl Bramblett continues today in Roanoke County.
In pre-trial motions yesterday a shocking revelation.
The Commonwealth's Attorney advanced a piece of evidence that he says "only the killer would know."
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VO-NAT


It was a statement attributed to Bramblett in a newspaper interview right after he was arrested in South Carolina last year.
Though he'd just been arraigned on eight charges involving the arson and murder of the Hodges family in Vinton, Bramblett told the reporter he wasn't convinced they were dead.
Bramblett was also quoting as sying, "I knew something happened to Teresa because a relative told me gasoline had been sprinkled around her body."
Commonwealth's Attorney Skip Burkart says HE didn't even know that.
He says it took the state crime lab to determine that there was gasoline on and around Teresa Hodges' body and ONLY hers.
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The case is set to last at least three weeks.

555-Davis


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A 24 year old man will spend life locked up forfor killing a retired Smyth County school teacher.
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David Davis was expected to stand trial yesterday-- but last week he pleaded guilty to capital murder, robbery and burglary.
Davis was given three life terms.
Davis was arrested last September for killing 68- year- old Anna Jean Anderson.
The retired teacher was raped and strangled to death inside her home.
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The alleged accomplice, Josh Widener, stands trial in January.
Widener was one of the victims former fifth grade students.

55E-Amherst-Robbery


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TAPE#97-74
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Amherst County authorities are asking for the publics help in catching the person responsible for beating and robbing two elderly men Monday night.
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SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;


Seventy-eight- year- old Lucian Mantiply (LOU- SHIN MANT-ih-ply) and his 95- year- old brother Cyrus were attacked in their home on Dixie Airport Road.
Authorities believe someone used a fireplace poker to subdue the men--then stole a box that contained only costume jewelry.
Sheriff Jimmy Ayers says the brothers are lucky to be alive.
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((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: MOST ANYBODY COULD HAVE TAKEN ANYTHING THERE THAT THEY SAW THEY WANTED AND NOT HAVE TO BEAT THESE TWO FELLOWS LIKE THEY WERE BEATEN. THAT'S THE SERIOUS PART OF IT. IT'S BAD ENOUGH WHEN THEY BREAK INTO THE HOME BUT TO BEAT THEM WITH THE HANDICAPS THAT THEY HAVE, JUST TOTALLY NO EXCUSE IN IT.))
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Ayers says the attacker may be someone the men know.
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Anyone with information should contact the Amherst County sheriff's department.

55E-Sex-Offender


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TAPE#97-68
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Some Botetourt County residents don't like their new nieghbor.
Convicted childmolester Richard Maulick has moved to cloverdale and that has some resident up in arms.
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SUPER=03-Cloverdale


Maulick served 12 years in state prison for sexual molesting his daughter.
He says he's innocent...and parents have no reason to fear him.
The parole board investigated the case before allowing Maulick to move to Cloverdale.
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((RICHARD MAULICK:I'M ON A LEG MONITOR WHICH REPORTS THROUGH THE PHONE, I CAN'T LEAVE THE HOUSE, IF I DO LEAVE THE HOUSE I'M DOING SO WITH AN ESCORT FOR TRANSPORTATION, SO AGAIN THEY HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR))
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Maulick says the charges stem from a custody battle with his first wife.
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We'll have more from Maulick, plus reaction from parents tonight on News 7 at 6.

55weather


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Time now to check out the mid- week forecast.
After some morning clouds, we'll see partly sunny conditions for the afternoon.
Highs in the low 60s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the low to mid 40s.
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85-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#597-38
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Jury selection continues in the capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett.
Yesterday in pre-trial motions the Commonwealth's Attorney advanced a piece of evidence that he says "only the killer would know."
(----------------)
VO-NAT


It was a statement attributed to Bramblett in a newspaper interview right after he was arrested in South Carolina last year.
Though he'd just been arraigned on eight charges involving the arson and murder of the Hodges family in Vinton, Bramblett told the reporter he wasn't convinced they were dead.
"I knew something happened to Teresa," he said, because a relative told him gasoline had been sprinkled around her body."
Commonwealth's Attorney Skip Burkart says HE didn't know that. He says it took the state crime lab to determine that there was gasoline on and around Teresa Hodges' body and ONLY hers.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The case is set to last at least three weeks.

8E-Gilmore-Abortion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=gilmore


Jim Gilmore has rasied the debate over abortion up a notch in Virginia.
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((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I THINK A SPOUSAL NOTIFICATION WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE COULD REQUIRE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION.))
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Spousal notification means a wife would be required to tell her husband before getting an abortion.
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SOT 36:29
IN Q=A man

((JIM GILMORE: A MAN, A SPOUSE, A HUSBAND AND WIFE ARE TOGETHER IN THE DECISIONS THEY MAKE AS A FAMILY. AND THERE SHOULD BE A LOT OF INTERACTION AND DISCUSSION BETWEEN THEM. AND THERE CERTAINLY SHOULD BE A REASONABLE NOTIFICATION. BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT REALLY IS NOT UNDER PUBLIC DISCUSSION AT THIS TIME.))
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That having been said, it comes at a time when Don Beyer is running an ad blasting Gilmore's desire to ban abortions after eight to 12 weeks -- even in cases of rape or incest.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT'S PERFECTLY FINE FOR ANYBODY IN AMERICA TO BELIEVE THAT ABORTION IS WRONG OR SHOULD BE ILLEGAL. BUT THAT'S NOT THE VIEW THAT I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE IN VIRGINIA'S NEXT GOVERNOR.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Beyer and Gilmore meet for their final public debate today in Fairfax.
We'll have a full report tonight.

8E-Davis


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=davis


Three life terms to avoid the death penalty.
That's the agreement reached by Smyth County prosecutors and Harold David Davis.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Marion/September 1996;


The 24- year- old pleaded guilty to capital murder, robbery and burglary.
Davis will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing 68- year- old Anna Jean Anderson, a retired Smyth County elementary school teacher.
Davis' alleged accomplice, Josh Widener, will stand trial in January.
Widener was one of Anderson's former students.
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8E-SCLC


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=race relations


A Roanoke civil rights group says it may stop its boycot of the Hotel Roanoke.
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Representatives from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference met with hotel management yesterday morning.
They say the hotel has increased the number of African Americans working in all levels of the buisness, including upper management.
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((JEFF ARTIS/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERHSHIP CONFERENCE; THEY GAVE US A LISTING OF 25 JOBS THAT ARE OPEN THAT THEY HOPE TO FILL, AND WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING WITH THE HOTEL TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE JOBS ARE FILLED, NOT ONLY BY QUALIFIED AFRICAN AMERICANS, BUT BY QUALIFIED PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY.))
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The Hotel Roanoke's management company, Doubletree, is the target of an N-double-A-C-P boycott.
Jeff Artis says after yesterday's meeting, he's comfortable spending his money at the Hotel, as long as this progress continues.
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8weather


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Turning to Wednesday's weather--
Morning cloud cover will give way to some sunshine later.
Cool highs in the lower 60s today.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the lower 40s.
The cool weather continues through the weekend...
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