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7Bramblett


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Attorney's will begin opening statements today in the capital murder case against Earl Bramblett.
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Bramblett is accused of killing a Vinton family of four and then setting their house on fire in 19-94.
A jury was seated Friday.
The trial is expected to last at least two or three more weeks.
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We'll have the latest on News 7 at Noon.

7E-Pulaski-Death


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The sudden death of a high school student and athlete has left Pulaski County residents and the entire high school athletic community stunned.
The chief medical examiner has ruled out a heart attack or spinal trauma in the death of 16- year- old Danny Lee Cook.
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Cook collapsed after a routine play in Friday night's game against William Fleming.
He was pronounced dead at a near-by hospital.
A review of the game tapes by police and Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney did NOT find anything unusual.
Funeral services are scheduled for this afternoon at four at Dublin United Methodist Church.
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7E-Health-Fair


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Many people think about going to the doctor to cure illness, but officials say a home inspection could PREVENT a trip to the doctor.
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Home inspections check for more than structural weaknesses in the house.
Inspectors often look for health hazards such as poisonous gases and materials.
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((ROBERT BOWER/HOME INSPECTOR: IT'S SORT OF LIKE WHAT WE CALL A SICK HOME SYNDROME. OUR HOUSES ARE SO CLOSE, SO WELL INSULATED, SO TIGHT. THIS IS FOR EFFICIENCY IN HEATING AND COOLING THAT AIR IS TRAPPED IN THE HOUSE. IF RADON WHICH IS A NATURALLY DECAYING OCCURRENCE FROM THE SUBSOIL COMES INTO THE HOUSE IT COULD BE EQUIVALENT TO SMOKING TWO PACKS OF CIGARETTES A DAY.))
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Bower says home inspectors look for problems while home assessors just place a value on the house.
He says every home should be inspected before it's purchased.
Bower was among the many vendors at the second annual Salem Family Health Awareness Day.
Free health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, even chiropractic screenings were available.
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7E-581-Interchange


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Not only will the new interchange on Interstate 5-81 make it easier for cars and trucks to get around, but also cyclists and pedestrians.
The project now includes a pedestrian and bicycle lane.
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The interchange will be built near Valley View Mall to improve the flow of traffic around the shopping area.
It should be completed by the holiday shopping season of 19-98.
Roanoke City Council will approve a construction bid this week, and City Manager Bob Herbert is recommending the low bid that INCLUDES construction of the bike path and walkway.
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The path will add about 500- thousand dollars to the cost of the interchange.
But it will also advance plans for a new greenway along Lick Run, that will connect downtown Roanoke with Valley View Mall.

7TV-Campaign


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With the election 15 days away, Democrat Don Beyer has cut back on T-V ads in the campaign for governor.
Whether the move is a new strategy or a shortage of funds is not known.
But last week's financial reports showed Beyer with less than half a million dollars at the end of September.
Republican Jim Gilmore had over twice as much -- more than a million dollars.
Polls indicate the race is deadlocked.

7weather


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Taking a look at your back to work forecast... Look for mostly sunny skies with highs reaching 70.
Tonight the clouds move in and the temperatures drop into the low to mid 30's.
Ans taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 10/21/97
Tuesday:

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55Earl-Bramblett


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Opening statements begin this morning in the Earl Bramblett quadruple murder trial.
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Bramblett is accused of killing Teresa and Blaine Hodges and their two daughters in 19-94 before setting their house on fire.
A jury was seated Friday.
Sixteen people were sworn in to hear the testimony; that makes 12 jurors and four alternates.
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55E-Pulaski-Death


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A Pulaski County teenager will be buried today following his shocking death Friday on the football field.
Chief medical examiner, Doctor David Oxley, has ruled out a heart attack or spinal trauma in the death of 16- year- old Danny Lee Cook.
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Cook collapsed after a routine play in Friday night's game against William Fleming.
He was pronounced dead at a near-by hospital.
A review of the game tapes by police and Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney did NOT find anything unusual.
Funeral services are scheduled for this afternoon at four at Dublin United Methodist Church.
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55E-Health-Fair


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Participants in a Salem health show are offering home inspection tips that could save lives.
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Home inspections check for more than structural weaknesses in the house.
Inspectors often look for health hazards such as poisonous gases and materials.
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((ROBERT BOWER/HOME INSPECTOR: IT'S SORT OF LIKE WHAT WE CALL A SICK HOME SYNDROME. OUR HOUSES ARE SO CLOSE, SO WELL INSULATED, SO TIGHT. THIS IS FOR EFFICIENCY IN HEATING AND COOLING THAT AIR IS TRAPPED IN THE HOUSE. IF RADON WHICH IS A NATURALLY DECAYING OCCURRENCE FROM THE SUBSOIL COMES INTO THE HOUSE IT COULD BE EQUIVALENT TO SMOKING TWO PACKS OF CIGARETTES A DAY.))
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Bower says home inspectors look for problems while home assessors just place a value on the house.
He says every home should be inspected before it's purchased.
Bower was among the many vendors at the second annual Salem Family Health Awareness Day.
Free health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, even chiropractic screenings were available.
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55E-581-Interchange


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By year's end, work on a new interchange on Interstate 5-81 may get underway.
Motorists won't be the only ones to benefit from the construction.
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The new interchange will be built near Valley View Mall to improve the flow of traffic around the shopping area.
It should be completed by the holiday shopping season of 19-98.
Roanoke City Council will approve a construction bid this week, and City Manager Bob Herbert is recommending the low bid that INCLUDES construction of the bike path and walkway.
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The path will add about 500- thousand dollars to the cost of the interchange.
But it will also advance plans for a new greenway along Lick Run, that will connect downtown Roanoke with Valley View Mall.

55E-Beyer-Paper


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The newspaper endorsements are beginning in the race for the governor. The Newsport News Daily Press has named Democrat Don Beyer as its pick.
It's the first big paper to express a preference this year.
The paper says it is supporting Beyer because of his stands on abortion, taxes and education, among other issues.
Republican Jim Gilmore says he's disappointed but feels the people support him.

55weather


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Taking a minute now to check the outlook as you start off the work week.
Mostly sunny and milder today, with highs in the upper 60s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in mid to upper 30s.
As for the extended forecast--
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8Earl-Bramblett


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The murder trial of Earl Bramblett could feature testimony starting today.
Opening statements are already scheduled, and testimony would begin right afterward.
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Bramblett is accused of killing Teresa and Blaine Hodges and their two daughters in 19-94.
A jury was seated Friday.
Sixteen people were sworn in to hear the testimony; that makes 12 jurors and four alternates.
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8E-Pulaski-Death


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It was NOT a heart attack nor spinal trauma that took the life of a Pulaski County High School football player.
That, according to Chief Medical Examiner Doctor David Oxley.
The community continues mourning the sudden death of 16- year- old Danny Lee Cook.
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Cook collapsed after a routine play in Friday night's game against William Fleming.
He was pronounced dead at a near-by hospital.
A review of the game tapes by police and Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney did NOT find anything unusual.
Funeral services are scheduled for this afternoon at four at Dublin United Methodist Church.
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8Health-Fair


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Getting a home inspection could prove as crucial to your health as getting a PHYSICAL.
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Structural weaknesses are not the only things home inspectors look for in a house.
Inspectors often look for health hazards such as poisonous gases and materials.
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((ROBERT BOWER/HOME INSPECTOR: IN THE OLDER HOMES WE USED VARIOUS MATERIALS IN THOSE YEARS WE THOUGHT WERE SAFE. LEAD AND ASBESTOS THESE NOW WE FOUND ARE HEALTH PROBLEMS.))
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Bower says home inspectors look for problems while home assessors just place a value on the house.
He says every home should be inspected before it's purchased.
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8E-581-Interchange


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A new Interstate 5- 81 interchange promises to not only relieve traffic congestion--
It'll also be friendly to both bikers and pedestrians.
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The new interchange will be built near Valley View Mall to improve the flow of traffic around the shopping area.
It should be completed by the holiday shopping season of 19-98.
Roanoke City Council will approve a construction bid this week, and City Manager Bob Herbert is recommending the low bid that INCLUDES construction of the bike path and walkway.
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The path will add about 500- thousand dollars to the cost of the interchange.
But it will also advance plans for a new greenway along Lick Run, that will connect downtown Roanoke with Valley View Mall.

8Gilmore-Campaign


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Republican Jim Gilmore will be getting a little help from some well- known friends this week.
Last year's G-O-P candidate for president, Bob Dole, came to the state yesterday to help Gilmore raise money in the race for governor.
Gilmore got 30-thousand dollars at a Newport News reception and luncheon with Dole.
Today, Gilmore will travel around the state with Governor Allen.
And on Wednesday, he'll travel to six stops with movie star Charlton Heston.

8E-Beyer-Paper


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The Newport News Daily Press has become the first big newpaper to endorse a candidate in the race for govnernor this year-- and it's picking Democrat Don Beyer.
The paper says it is supporting Beyer because of his stands on abortion, taxes and education, among other issues.
Republican Jim Gilmore says he's disappointed but feels the people support him.
And in the race for lieutenant governor, the paper is backing Democrat L-F Payne.

8weather


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Turning to weather--
It's looking like a mostly sunny Monday, with warmer highs in the upper 60s.
Increasing clouds by tonight, with lows dropping into the upper 30s.
And temperatures growing cooler throughout the week...
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