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On NEWS 7 tonight a tribute to 16-year old Lee Cook, the Pulaski County football player who died following Friday night's game with Fleming.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And the first evidence is offered in the capital murder case against Earl Bramblett.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Tonight in sports, Steve Mason talks with the Cavs about stopping the chop of the Seminoles.
Frank Beamer has some thought on WVU, (----------------)
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Plus, they lost last night, but the Hornets should be better than ever this season.
We'll talks with then right after this.
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If you haven't done so already, find your coat and get your hat, the cold weather is on our doorstep.

Cook-Funeral


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=None


Funeral services are held today for the Pulaski County football player who died Friday night playing the sport he loved best.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us from Dublin United Methodist Church where a standing room only crowd gathered to say goodbye to Player Number 77.
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((Q&A How is Lee Cook's Mother coping?))

Fleming


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-64
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Students at William Fleming are still feeling the pain of Cook's death.
As one put it, "we were a part of it, we were there".
Eric Earnhart has more from the Fleming campus.
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(( The school day at William Fleming began with a fax from Pulaski County High School, read over the intercom.
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((KEISHA BRATTON/SENIOR;AND IT WAS EXPLAINING HOW THEY APPRECIATED ALL THE SYMPATHY WE'VE BEEN GIVING THEM, AND HOW THEY UNDERSTAND THAT IT WASN'T IN ANY WAY DUE TO THE GAME, WHAT HAPPENED ))
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It is especially hard for Fleming football players.
Antonio Hash is a team trainer.
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((ANTONIO HASH/SENIOR; SOME OF THE FOOLBALL PLAYERS, THEY CAME UP AND TALKED TO ME ABOUT IT, AND THEY FEEL THE SAME WAY, IT'S JUST LIKE SOMEBODY IN THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY THAT HAD PASSED. ))
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((KEITH SMITH/COUNSELOR; THE PLAYERS HAVE COPED WITH IT RATHER WELL, WE HAD A TEAM MEETING THIS MORNING AND PEOPLE WERE ABLE TO EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS AND CONCERNS AND SO FORTH. WE HAD A CARD THAT WAS SIGNED AND FLOWERS SENT. ))
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standup DANNY LEE COOK'S DEATH HERE FRIDAY NIGHT IS THE LATEST IN A STRING OF TRAGIC EVENTS THAT HAVE AFFECTED WILLIAM FLEMMING STUDENTS. THIS YEAR A SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR PASSED AWAY, A POPULAR BUS DRIVER ALSO DIED, AND A TEACHER RECENTLY LOST HER SON.

Students say it makes them think a lot about life and death.

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((ADRIENNE HOLLAND/SENIOR; HE WAS SIXTEEN, AND OUR BUS DRIVER, HE WAS AT AN OLDER AGE AND IT JUST HELPS YOU REALIZE THAT YOU CAN GO AT ANY AGE. ))
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Student body representatives will meet with Cook's family in a few days, to deliver their condolences in person.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

Bramblett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-72
GRAPHIC=Bramblett


The personal agony of officials who have to deal with death- -was brought home before a Roanoke County jury today.
The trial of Earl Bramblett got underway with the first day of testimony filed with a succession of police officers and firefighters.
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(( The first patrolman on the scene was so deeply affected by what he saw inside the Hodges home... he's now a carpenter.
One of the firemen crawled through dense smoke to find two little girls- -each with a bullet hole between the eyes.
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Smallwood had to leave the scene of the crime to take his own daughter to her first day in first grade.
What he saw that day prompted him to take a leave of absence.
The prosecutor says this was all the work of Earl Bramblett a friend of the family- -who practically lived at the Hodges' home.
At the time, he was working at the Brewco Sign Company. Police searched the dumspter behind the sign shop and found a picture of Winter Hodges, the 11-year old victim in this case, a T-shirt of hers and some drawings that may depict the Hodges' demise.
Defense attorney Mac Doubles reminded the jury that "just because the government says it's so, does not make it so."))
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ANCHOR=Keith


A central element in the Commonwealth's circumstantial case against Bramblett has to do with ballistics:
Bullets taken from the bodies, shell casings and one live round found in the house all share the same chemical composition as the .22 caliber cartridges found in Bramblett's possession shortly after the fire.
The trial is expected to take two or three weeks.
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When News 7 at 6 continues, past and present mayors of Roanoke join forces to fight the ward system,
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and a special prosecutor decides if a local police officer was justified in shooting an alleged shoplifter.
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Danville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-63
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An outside prosecutor has found that a Danville police officer was justified in the shooting death of an alleged shoplifter.
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Tina Tenret is in our Danville newsroom.
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Keith, Officer Dewey Hancock Junior will be back at work tonight for the first time in almost two months.
The Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney says Hancock was justified in shooting a man who tried to take his police gun.
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25 year old David Pryor fled from police, who tried to arrest him for shoplifting at Belk's on August 28.
When Officer Dewey Hancock cornered him behind a nearby furniture store, Pryor sprayed Hancock in the face with the officer's mace and reached for his police gun.
That's when Hancock fatally shot Pryor in the chest.
Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell says Hancock believed his life was in danger, and acted reasonably.
Pryor had been arrested earlier for credit card theft, plus he has a criminal record in New York.
But Caldwell says a Belk store surveillance video shows another side.
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Local civil rights leaders call the shooting racist -- because Hancock is white and Pryor was black.
Caldwell took over to make sure the investigation was impartial, and he says racism is not the case here.
This is the end of the criminal investigation, but a civil lawsuit could follow.

Hager


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-65
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He may NOT be known as the life of the party.
But he's been its soul for years.
Longtime Virginia Republican party organizer John Hager is finally in the spotlight -- running for Lieutenant Governor.
Ellen Qualls has his profile.
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(( John Hager's grown used to -- but NOT weary of maneuvering around obstacles in his life.
A polio vaccination of his infant son in 1973 somehow infected him, putting him on crutches and eventually in a wheelchair fulltime.
Hager took up marathons -- and what's believed to be the first-ever statewide campaign in a wheelchair in Virginia.
A millionaire in his own party had locked up much of the early support in this race -- but that obstacle removed itself without further explanation than this.
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But Hager's life wasn't always filled with obstacles.
He has a mechanical engineering degree from Purdue and an MBA from Harvard.
His entire paid career was spent as an executive with American Tobacco Company.
But what are Hager's politics?
He ranges between two camps in the GOP.
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And on public education...
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But it's been his running mate's mantra that lights the fire in Hager too.
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It's the tie-breaking vote in Virginia's evenly split state Senate that Hager wants most.
A part-time job that could tip the balance of power in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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Tomorrow night: a look at the man who left Congress to run for the same part-time job -- Democrat L.F. Payne.

Stocks


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On Wall Street this afternoon, technology issues pushed the market sharply higher. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The DOW advanced 74 points to close at 79-hundred-21.
NASDAQ rose over 18 and a-half points.
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Ward-System


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke Mayor David Bowers and four of his predecessors say the current method of electing city council has served the city well.
Today, they lined up against the modified ward system proposal on the November ballot.
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Robert Woodie, Wick Anderson, and Noel Taylor joined Bowers in the mayor's office this morning.
Former Mayor Murray Stoller was unable to attend, but all five say Roanoke should not change its system of at- large elections.
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Under a modified ward system, five members of council would be elected from districts, with the mayor and the vice mayor elected at large.
Supporters of the plan say it would give equal representation to all sections of the city.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, a look back at last night's NBA stop in Roanoke and a look ahead to what Hornets' fans can expect this season.
The Cowboys get religion, Steve Mason says UVa is set to get the Seminoles.
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and the Hokies get set to battle the Mountaineers in the biggest Big East game of the season.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
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Virginia entertains 3rd ranked Florida State at Scott Stadium Saturday.
But before the Cavaliers can focus on the seminoles; Steve Mason says there's a few gray areas that need to be cleared up.
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S-WVU


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF97-1
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The battle for supremacy in the Big East takes place this Saturday afternoon at 3:30
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pinnacle page 18129 in Morgantown as West Virginia hosts its good friend Virginia Tech.
The only place you can catch the game LIVE this Saturday is right here on Your Hometown Station.
Tech comes in ranks 19th in the national while the Mountaineers are a solid 21st.
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S-Charlotte


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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The Charlotte Hornets take their NBA show to Nashville tomorrow night, but last evening it was great to
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Dell Curry and the gang back in the Star City taking on the Minnesota

Timberwolves.
A near sellout crowd greeted the players last night.
And it was nice to see that even after 11 years in the league, Dell Curry still has his shooting eye in tact.
Dell will again come off the bench this season due the signing of free agent Bobby Phills, a six-five 220 pound guard who looks like he also could play for the Carolina Panthers.
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Phills is part of a very versatile Charlotte team that is now capable of throwing a number of different size and scoring combinations at teams.
But as they found out in last night's four point loss, it will take a while before every one knows his place.
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S-Jordan


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-18
GRAPHIC=JORDAN


If you think area fans were disappointed that Kevin Garnett couldn't play last night, think about how the Jordan fans who have tickets are feeling.
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The Bulls announced this afternoon that Michael will miss the next three preseason game because he just had some ingrown toenails removed.
He had the procedure done last night.
He's out of commission for 5 to 7 days.
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