06:00-01

E-Cook-Funeral

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=NONE


Hundreds of young people wearing black and gold ribbons bid a final farewell to 16- year- old Lee Cook.
The Pulaski County football player, who wore his number 77 jersey with pride, died during Friday night's game against William Fleming.
Teresa Hamilton has our story.
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SOT
IN Q=Friends
SUPER=03-Dublin; :00
SUPER=01-Shayne Graham/Pulaski Co. Graduate; :17
SUPER=01-George Miller/William Fleming Football Coach; :42
SUPER=@Teresa1; :57
RUNS=1:04
OUT Q=NEWS 7, Dublin.

(( 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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SOT
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.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=with a smile.


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
SOT
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. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=condolences.

TAKE SU
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.))

Bramblett


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=
TAPE#net 9edit of 97-72)
GRAPHIC=bramblett


Testimony has begun in the Roanoke County capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;


Prosecutors said yesterday that Bramblett feared he was going to be framed for molesting a friend's daughter.
And they contend that Bramblett killed the whole family because of that concern.
Firefighters who found the bodies of Blaine and Theresa Hodges and their daughters in their burning home in 19-94 speculated about a murder-suicide after seeing bruises on the woman's neck and a gun next to her husband.
But a medical examiner concluded Hodges died before his wife.
Bramblett was arrested last year.
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E-Wilder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=Wilder


Neutrality is the course former Governor Doug Wilder has chosen.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week;


During his weekly statewide radio show last night, Wilder said he wanted to put all the speculation to rest.
He will not endorse any candidate in the Governor's Race.
He says he wishes both Don Beyer and Jim Gilmore well.
Wilder says it is up to them to make their cases with the voters.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Wilder says he doesn't want to be a king maker. He says voters should look at the candidate's records and decide if they can keep the promises they've made.

FAMILY-HIT


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Seattle, police are searching for a driver responsible for a fatal hit and run accident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;


Yesterday a motorist crashed into a father pushing his four- month- old twin boys in a stroller.
One of the babies was killed and the other is hospitalized in serious condition.
The father is in satisfactory condition.
The mother was not injured.
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UNIV-SHOOTING


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=shooting


Police say a dormitory shootout at Tennessee State University was apparently a drug deal gone bad.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;

4:03:17
One person was killed and another is hospitalized in critical condition.
Nashville police say the shooting started when somebody tried to steal money or drugs.
It happened on what was supposed to be the first day of a campus-wide "crime-free" week.
Now instead of promoting campus safety, the University is providing counseling to students troubled by the shooting.
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free-psychic


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#NET
GRAPHIC=NONE


How would you like to get your phone bill-- and find an extra ten dollar charge on it?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


That's happening to a lot of people who call so-called "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;
RUNS=:04
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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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-11
GRAPHIC=NONE

On Record Set
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Roll Cold out of Break
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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Derek Overstreet/Junior; :24
SUPER=12-Bedford Co.; :40
SUPER=13-Joellen Hollingsworth/Senior; 1:12
SUPER=13-Meagan Lindsay/Junior; 2:00
RUNS=2:51
OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns



tape tosses to stocks Stocks
Comm#2


5-Bramblett


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


In Salem, testimony resumes today in the capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett.
Yesterday jurors heard from police officers and firefighters who responded to a fire call and found a grisly murder scene.
( ----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 9, 1994


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
IN Q=I have small

((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
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=first grade.
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VO-NAT


Eventually Smallwood took a leave of absence from the fire department.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=bramblett


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.

5-Fleming


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-37
GRAPHIC=None


Family and friends turned out for the funeral of 16- year- old Danny Lee Cook yesterday.
The Pulaski County football player died during Friday night's game against William Fleming.
At school yesterday, thoughts of many William Fleming students turned to Cook.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday morning, school officials read a fax from Pulaski County over the intercom.
It thanked Fleming students for their sympathy, and reassured them that no-one was responsible for Cook's death.
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SOT 13:01:26
IN Q=I think everybody

((ADRIENNE HOLLAND/SENIOR; I THINK EVERYBODY FEELS SAD ABOUT THE SITUATION KNOWING THAT WE WERE A PART OF IT, WE WERE THERE, IT WAS OUR TEAM, IT MADE IT BETTER.
SOT 12:58:14

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. ))
SUPER=01-Adrienne Holland/Senior;
SUPER=01-Keisha Bratton/Senior; :14
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=time for them
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VO-NAT


It's been a painful year for William Fleming students.
They've dealt with the death of a school administrator and a popular bus driver. A teacher also recently lost her son.
Counselors are meeting with anyone who needs to talk, and say, while it has been difficult, students are handling it well.
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E-Danville-Shooting


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


Roanoke's Commonwealth Attorney Don Caldwell says he will NOT press charges
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;

against a Danville police officer who killed an alleged shoplifter.
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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SOT 17:26:40
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.))
SUPER=01-Don Caldwell/Roanoke Commonwealth's Atty.;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=during the struggle
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VO-NAT


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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E-Allen-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Democrat Don Beyer is questioning whether tobacco giant Philip Morris ILLEGALLY funneled money into Jim Gilmore's campaign for governor.
He says a one-million dollar contribution from Philip Morris to the Republican National Committee might have been laundered into Gilmore's war chest.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Gilmore denies any link between the tobacco company and a contribution he received from the Republican Party.
At a stop in Roanoke yesterday afternoon, Gilmore scoffed at the suggestion his campaign is hiding contributions from big tobacco.
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SOT 12:32:52
IN Q=IN ORDER TO

((JIM GILMORE/REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: THE WHOLE IDEA THAT THERE'S SOME PARALLEL BETWEEN MONEY THAT'S BEING RAISED AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL AND WHAT'S BEING CONTRIBUTED TO OUR CAMPAIGN IS UTTERLY AND COMPLETELY FALSE. AND BOGUS.))
SUPER=@Gilmore1
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=AND BOGUS
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VO-NAT


Gilmore has received more than 75-thousand dollars in direct contributions from Philip Morris.
Those donations are completely legal.
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2-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=VHSL LOGO


The brand new Associated Press Top 10 high school football polls are out and unfortunately a couple of teams from the
Friday Football Extra coverage area dropped out of the rankings this week.
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SOT
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
RUNS=:42
OUT Q=MS, N7 Sports.
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Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record Set

SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
(I'll call for Board)
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)
ESS#8700
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Double Boxes=SPA & KMC
(toss to Kimberly)



E-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-72
GRAPHIC=Bramblett


A second day of testimony gets underway today in the trial of accused mass murderer Earl Bramblett.
Yesterday Roanoke County jurors heard horror stories from the first officers and firefighters to arrive at the Vinton murder scene.
Keith Humphry has more.
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SOT
IN Q=It's all circumstantial
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape; :00
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994; :44
SUPER=01-Walter Smallwood/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue; :50
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.

((
It's all circumstantial. The Commonwealth's Attorney told the jury: "I can't play you a video tape of Mr. Bramblett going in and shooting the [Hodges] in the head."
The Hodges home provided a host of evidence: - -ballistics; the bullets used to kill three of the victims match the chemical composition of 22-caliber cartridges found in Bramblett's possession. - -accelerant used to fuel the fire. Bramblett was found scrubbing a pair of blue jeans that bore traces of an accelerant - -the same chemical used to start three separate fires in the Hodges home. - -photos and tapes. Bramblett recorded telephone conversations with 11-year old Winter Hodges, one of the victims. He also had a photograph of her in the bath tub. Soon after they arrived at the house, police and firemen realized they had a homicide on their hands.
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SOT 13:43:50
IN Q=People just don't

((WALTER SMALLWOOD/ROANOKE CO. FIRE & RESCUE: PEOPLE JUST DON'T BLEED FROM SMOKE INHALATION. THEY JUST DON'T DO THAT.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=do that.


When Bramblett was told about the Hodges' death, he allegedly asked who killed them... before anyone had said anything about a murder investigation.
Police also claim he gave inconsistent answers when asked about the last time he'd seen the Hodges alive.
Defense attorney Mac Doubles reminded the jury that "rumor, assumptions and innuendo are not hard fact," but he did not refute the prosecutor's summary of the evidence.
Keith Humphry News 7.))

hit-and-run


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A manhunt is underway this morning in Seattle for a motorist responsible for a fatal hit and run accident.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;


Yesterday a driver crashed into a father pushing his four- month- old twin boys in a stroller.
One of the babies was killed and the other is hospitalized in serious condition.
The father is in satisfactory condition.
The mother was not injured.
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MICROSOfT-RENO


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Internet


The Justice Department is coming down hard on Microsoft for stealing Internet customers.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Officials say Microsoft is breaking a 19-95 browser competition agreement
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

by forcing personal computer makers that install windows 95 to also take its Internet browser.
The government wants Microsoft fined a million dollars a day.
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SOT
IN Q=

(( JANET RENO, ATTORNEY GENERAL MICROSOFT IS UNLAWFULLY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ITS WINDOWS MONOPOLY TO PROTECT AND EXTEND THAT MONOPOLY AND UNDERMINE CONSUMER CHOICE. THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WILL NOT ACCEPT IT.))
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=conduct.
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VO-NAT


Microsoft calls the justice department's decision "unfortunate and misguided."
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E-Psychic-Phones


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-69
GRAPHIC=NONE

***ANCHOR TQAG***
Free psychic readings may not be as free as they advertise.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Mike Rieley/Bell Atlantic Area Manager; :01
SUPER=01-Fran Stephanz/Better Business Bureau; 1:11
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=AF. N7.
(((/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:35:31
IN Q=

((THE ADVICE IS TO BE A CAREFUL SHOPPER IN THE SAME WAY YOU'D BUY A CAR, OR A SUIT OF CLOTHES, OR GROCERIES FROM THE STORE, COMPARISON SHOP. BE CAREFUL OF DISHONEST DEALS, THERE'S NO FREE LUNCH. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=


Bell Atlantic manager Mike Rieley says psychic lines cause his customer service reps huge headaches.
That's because bell atlantic serves as a billing agent for any toll service, and the charges for psychic lines show up on your Bell Atlantic bill
There are three ways you can be stung by a "free" 800 psychic number.
First,
Your call may be transferred to a 900 line without your knowledge. prepro
Secondly, you may be signed up for a calling card that you never authorized-- phone stmt
that's happening to a lot of people, and they're being charged 10.25 a month for the service-- EVEN If they never talk to a psychic. video
Psychic Talk USA does it a different way. If you call their 800 number, the representative gives you a 900 line to call for 12 free minutes.
What they don't tell you is that you get your 12 minutes on FOUR separate calls. that's just three free minutes per call.
So if you call once, and hang on the line for 12 minutes. You'll get charged for 9 minutes, at more than 2 dollars a minute.
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SOT 7:41:10
IN Q=

((ISN'T THAT TERRIBLE! AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE FCC IS. WE USE THEM SO OFTEN, BUT THEY'RE NOT THE FASTEST AGENCY IN THE UNITED STATES. ))
RUNS=:13

AF, N7))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


If you have been taken in by a psychic line call the customer service number on their bill to complain, and then the F-C-C at 1-800-CALL-FCC.
Fran Stephanz with the B-B-B says whatever you do, don't pay that first bill-- because once you do, you'll never get the money back.

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-11
GRAPHIC=NONE

On Record Set
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon


Roll Cold out of Break
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SOT
IN Q=As we mentioned
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Robert Krahn/Exchange Student; :25
SUPER=12-Bedford Co.; :39
SUPER=13-Kyle Remprie/German Teacher; 1:24
RUNS=2:40
OUT Q=Barvarian durndel costume


Steve Live
(I'll call for board)
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)
ESS#8701
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Double Boxes=SPA & MEL
(Toss to Melanie)


2-E-Cook-Funeral


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=NONE


It was time for good-byes as hundreds of family and friends bid a final farewell to 16- year- old Lee Cook.
The Pulaski County athlete died during Friday night's football game against William Fleming.
Teresa Hamilton has our story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Friends
SUPER=03-Dublin; :00
SUPER=01-Shayne Graham/Pulaski Co. Graduate; :17
SUPER=01-George Miller/William Fleming Football Coach; :42
SUPER=@Teresa1; :57
RUNS=1:04
OUT Q=NEWS 7, Dublin.

(( 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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
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.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=with a smile.


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.
(/////SOT/////)

3:06:12
SOT
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. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=condolences.

TAKE SU
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.))

E-Fleming


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=NONE


Counselors at William Fleming are prepared to help students deal with their emotions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The death of Danny 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
IN Q=it's been really

((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 ))
SUPER=01-Keisha Bratton/Senior;
SUPER=01-Keith Smith/Counselor; :12
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=doing well
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VO-NAT


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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ca-bombs


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Residents near Sacramento, California are unnerved by the discovery of more vietnam- era bombs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roseville, CA;

4;04:29
So far nine bombs have been detonated at a rail yard in the town of Roseville.
Union Pacific Railroad has agreed to stop construction in the area, while the Army conducts an investigation to see if there are more bombs waiting to be unearthed.
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2-E-Wilder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=Wilder


The speculation is over, Former Governor Doug Wilder has made his choice.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week;


During his weekly statewide radio show last night, Wilder announced he will not endorse any candidate in the Governor's Race.
He says he wishes both Don Beyer and Jim Gilmore well.
Wilder says it is up to them to make their cases with the voters.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Wilder says he doesn't want to be a king maker. He says voters should look at the candidate's records and decide if they can keep the promises they've made.

Ward-System


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-61)
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


Past and present Roanoke leaders joined forces to discuss the future.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Wick Anderson, Robert Woody, and Noel Taylor joined David Bowers in the mayor's office to support the current system of electing city council.
They say the city doesn't need a modified ward system, that would elect all but the mayor and vice mayor from individual districts.
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SOT 01:57:02
IN Q=You want to represent

((ROBERT WOODY/FORMER MAYOR: YOU WANT TO REPRESENT ALL OF THE PEOPLE. I'D HATE TO THINK OF BEING ELECTED JUST TO REPRESENT ONE SECTION OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 01:54:18
IN Q=The ward system is a bad idea

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THE WARD SYSTEM IS A BAD IDEA WHOSE TIME HASN'T COME.))
SUPER=01-Robert Woody/Former Mayor; :00
SUPER=@Bowers; :17
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=hasn't come.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Supporters of the ward system say it would help bring equal representation to all sections of the city.
Voters will consider the issue in a November referendum.

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-8
GRAPHIC=HORNETS


The Charlotte Hornets will continue their preseason world tour in Nashville tonight.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday Night; :00


One of the most interesting guys to watch Sunday night in Roanoke was Charlotte center Vlade Divac.
At 7-1 and 260 pounds he often appears to just be lumbering up the floor.
But he moves well, and his hands are incredible for a seven footer.
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SOT
IN Q="I always..

((VLADE DIVAC/HORNETS CENTER:))
SUPER=01-Vlade Divac/Hornets Center; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...MY CAREER."
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VO-NAT CON'T


The former youth league guard has such soft hands about the ball. And watch (-------------) closely how he rotates his wrist to control this rebound with ease.