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7E-Cook-Funeral


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-71
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Friends and family gathered yesterday to honor sixteen- year- old Lee Cook.
Hundreds of people wore black and gold ribbons to pay tribute to him..
The Pulaski County student died during Friday night's game against William Fleming.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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IN Q=Friends
SUPER=03-Dublin; :00
SUPER=01-Shayne Graham/Pulaski Co. Graduate; :17
SUPER=01-George Miller/William Fleming Football Coach; :42
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(( Friends and family began lining up early to pay their final respects to a dedicated son, athlete and friend.
Former Pulaski County football player Shayne Graham, who now plays for Virginia Tech, says Cook always had a positive attitude.
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IN Q=I knew

((SHAYNE GRAHAM/PULASKI CO. GRADUATE:I KNEW HIM AS A SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE WAS A FRESHMAN, I KNEW HIM THROUGH FOOTBALL, HE SANG IN YOUTH GOSPEL CHOIR, AND I KNOW EVERYBODY, ALWAYS SAW HIM WITH A SMILE.))
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The 16- year old junior collapsed following a routine play on the field.
An autopsy, over the weekend, was unable to determine what caused his death.
William Fleming coach, George Miller, says times like these are hard on everyone.
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3:06:12
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IN Q=One can

((GEORGE MILLER/WILLIAM FLEMING FOOTBALL COACH:THIS IS REAL TRAGIC AND RIGHT NOW, THE FAMILY, THE TEAM, THE SCHOOL, THE COMMUNITY, HAVE OUR PRAYERS AND OUR CONDOLENCES. ))
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Additional tests were performed over the weekend by the medical examiner.
Those results should be completed in a matter of days or weeks-- which could finally bring about a sense of closure for friends and family.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Dublin.))

7Bramblett


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Testimony continues today in the capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett.
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SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;


Prosecutors said yesterday that Bramblett feared he was going to be framed for molesting one of the children of Blaine and Teresa Hodges.
And they contend that Bramblett killed entire Hodges family because of that concern.
Firefighters who found the family first speculated about a murder-suicide after seeing bruises on Teresa Hodges neck and a gun next to her husband.
But a medical examiner concluded Blaine Hodges died before his wife.
Bramblett was arrested last year.
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7E-Danville-Shooting


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TAPE#97-63
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There will be no criminal charges filed against a Danville police officer who killed an alleged shoplifter.
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That's the decision of Roanoke's Commonwealth Attorney Don Caldwell.
He says Officer Dewey Hancock Junior acted appropriately when he shot and killed 25- year- old David Pryor last August.
SUPER=04-August;


Pryor had resisted arrest on shoplifting charges at Belk Department Store.
He fled, but Hancock caught up to him behind a furniture store.
Pryor sprayed Hancock with the officer's mace and reached for the policeman's gun.
That's when Hancock fatally shot Pryor in the chest.
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((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THIS IS NOT A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE TO STRUGGLE OVER WHETHER THIS WAS AN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING OR NOT. OFFICER HANCOCK'S STATEMENT WAS THAT HE INTENDED TO SHOOT WHEN HE DID BECAUSE HE FEARED THAT HE WOULD LOSE HIS WEAPON DURING THE STRUGGLE.))
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State police say there were no witnesses or fingerprints on the weapons.
But Caldwell says Hancock is telling the truth about what happened.
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7Spencer's


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Two hundred people could be out of a job in Stuart and Hillsville.
Spencer's is closing two plants in Virginia.
The company is offering all of those workers transfers to its main facility in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
Anybody who doesn't want to move can stay on the job in Virginia until November 26th, when the plants shut down for good.

7weather


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Taking a look at your Tuesday forecast... Look for increasing cloueds to move in overhead. Highs only in the upper 50's to low 60's. There's a chance for showers later on tonight with overnight lows in the 30's and 40's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 10/22/97
Wednesday:

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(Anniversary)
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55Funeral-football


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Hundreds were on hand yesterday to remember a Pulaski County teen athlete who's life ended mysteriously on a football field.
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Sixteen year old Lee Cook collapsed last Friday following a routine play on the field.
Former Pulaski County football player Shayne Graham, who now plays for Virginia Tech, says Cook always had a positive attitude.
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IN Q=I knew

((SHAYNE GRAHAM/PULASKI CO. GRADUATE:I KNEW HIM AS A SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE WAS A FRESHMAN, I KNEW HIM THROUGH FOOTBALL, HE SANG IN YOUTH GOSPEL CHOIR, AND I KNOW EVERYBODY, ALWAYS SAW HIM WITH A SMILE.))
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SUPER=01-Shayne Graham/Pulaski Co. Graduate;
OUT Q=with a smile.
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An autopsy, over the weekend, was unable to determine what caused his death.
Additional tests were performed over the weekend by the medical examiner.
Those results should be completed in a matter of days or weeks.
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55E-Fleming


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TAPE#97-64
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Cook died while playing against William Flemming.
Counselors at that school are helping students deal with the tragedy.
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The death of Lee Cook is one of a series of painful losses at Fleming this year.
An administrator died, a bus driver passed away, and a teacher recently lost her son.
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SOT 12:58:14
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((KEISHA BRATTON/SENIOR; IT'S BEEN REALLY HARD ON THE ENTIRE SCHOOL AS A WHOLE, WE'VE HAD OUR COUNSELORS TO HELP US TRY TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION, AND OUR SYMPATHIES GO OUT TO PULASKI COUNTY, WE KNOW IT'S GOTTA BE A DIFFICULT TIME FOR THEM. ))
SOT 13:03:53

KEITH SMITH/COUNSELOR; THEY GO THROUGH SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS EMOTIONALLY EVERY DAY JUST BEING TEENAGERS, AND WITH THE CULMINATION OF ALL THESE EVENTS, IT'S JUST BEEN REAL DIFFICULT, BUT THEY'RE DOING WELL ))
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In a few days, representatives from the Fleming student body will meet with Lee Cook's family, to express their sympathies in person.
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55Bramblett


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Another day of testimony gets underway this morning in the trial of accused mutiple killer Ear Bramblett.
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Prosecutors said yesterday that Bramblett feared he was going to be framed for molesting one of the children of Blaine and Teresa Hodges.
And they contend that Bramblett killed entire Hodges family because of that concern.
Firefighters who found the family first speculated about a murder-suicide after seeing bruises on Teresa Hodges neck and a gun next to her husband.
But a medical examiner concluded Blaine Hodges died before his wife.
Bramblett was arrested last year.
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55free-psychic


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Those so called free psychic hotlines come with a catch, one that's winding up on some phone customers telephone bills.
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That's happening to a lot of people who call the psychic lines.
A number of charges for the services are showing up on Bell Atlantic phone bills.
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SOT 8:35:41
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((MIKE RIELEY/BELL ATLANTIC:THERE'S NO FREE LUNCH-- THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Rieley/Bell Atlantic Area Manager;
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Customer service reps at Bell Atlantic are dealing with a lot of calls about the psychic lines-- and Bell Atlantic says it not its fault.
It just serves as a billing agent for the long distance carrier.
Fran Stephanz (stevens) at the Better Business Bureau says most of the psychic lines will get your money one way or another-- so be careful.
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55weather


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Time now to check out today's cool forecast--
Increasing clouds by this afternoon, with highs only around 60.
You'll need those jackets if you're heading anywhere tonight.
Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers.
Lows near 40.
Chilly temperatures linger throughout the work week...
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8Funeral-football


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Lee Cook is being remembered by fellow football players, as well as the entire Pulaski community.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dublin;


The 16- year old junior collapsed last Friday following a routine play on the field.
Former Pulaski County football player Shayne Graham, who now plays for Virginia Tech, says Cook always had a positive attitude.
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IN Q=I knew

((SHAYNE GRAHAM/PULASKI CO. GRADUATE:I KNEW HIM AS A SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE WAS A FRESHMAN, I KNEW HIM THROUGH FOOTBALL, HE SANG IN YOUTH GOSPEL CHOIR, AND I KNOW EVERYBODY, ALWAYS SAW HIM WITH A SMILE.))
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SUPER=01-Shayne Graham/Pulaski Co. Graduate;
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VO-NAT


An autopsy, over the weekend, was unable to determine what caused his death.
Additional tests were performed over the weekend by the medical examiner.
Those results should be completed in a matter of days or weeks.
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85-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-39
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


More testimony will be heard today in the capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett.
In court yesterday, police officers and firefighters recalled the grisly scene they found at the Hodges' home in Vinton three years ago.
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Firefighter Walter Smallwood says it's the worst thing he's ever seen- first finding the bodies of Teresa and Blaine Hodges, then crawling through the smoke-filed bedrooms to discover their two young daughters, ages three and eleven.
Both had shot in the head.
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SOT 13:44:40
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((I HAVE SMALL CHILDREN OF MY OWN, YES. YES, IT DID UPSET ME. I LEFT THE SCENE AND TOOK MY LITTLE GIRL TO THE FIRST DAY OF FIRST GRADE.))
SUPER=01-Walter Smallwood/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue
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Eventually Smallwood took a leave of absence from the fire department.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Legal Scales


Prosecutors said yesterday that Bramblett feared he was going to be framed for molesting one of the Hodges girls.
And they contend that Bramblett killed the whole family because of that fear.

8E-Danville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=Police Shooting


A Danville police officer acted correctly when he fatally shot an alleged shoplifter.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


That's the decision of Roanoke's Commonwealth Attorney Don Caldwell.
He says Officer Dewey Hancock Junior will NOT face criminal charges for shooting and killing 25- year- old David Pryor last August.
SUPER=04-August;


Pryor had resisted arrest on shoplifting charges at Belk Department Store.
He fled, but Hancock caught up to him behind a furniture store.
Pryor sprayed Hancock with the officer's mace and reached for the policeman's gun.
That's when Hancock fatally shot Pryor in the chest.
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IN Q=This is not a situation

((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THIS IS NOT A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE TO STRUGGLE OVER WHETHER THIS WAS AN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING OR NOT. OFFICER HANCOCK'S STATEMENT WAS THAT HE INTENDED TO SHOOT WHEN HE DID BECAUSE HE FEARED THAT HE WOULD LOSE HIS WEAPON DURING THE STRUGGLE.))
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State police say there were no witnesses or fingerprints on the weapons.
But Caldwell says Hancock is telling the truth about what happened.
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8free-psychic


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TAPE#97-
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So- called FREE psychic advice is costing big bucks for some local phone customers.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It's happening to a lot of people who call the advertised "free" psychic lines.
And the charges for the services are showing up on Bell Atlantic phone bills.
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SOT 8:35:41
IN Q=THERE'S NO

((MIKE RIELEY/BELL ATLANTIC:THERE'S NO FREE LUNCH-- THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Rieley/Bell Atlantic Area Manager;
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OUT Q=TELEPHONE SERVICE.
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VO-NAT


Customer service reps at Bell Atlantic are dealing with a lot of calls about the psychic lines-- and Bell Atlantic says it not their fault.
They just serve as a billing agent for the long distance carrier.
Fran Stephanz (stevens) at the Better Business Bureau says most of the psychic lines will get your money one way or another-- so be careful.
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8weather


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Let's take a break from the news now and look at the forecast-
Sunshine early today, then increasing clouds later on.
Highs near 60.
Partly cloudy tonight, with a slight chance of showers.
Lows around 40.
Looking ahead at the extended forecast...
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