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Bramblett

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bramblett


The medical examiner took the stand today in the capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett.
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Keith Humphry has been in the court room.
Keith, I understand the medical examiner testified Blaine Hodges had been dead for several hours before his wife and two daughters died.
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E-Wilder


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


Polls have yet to show a leader in the Governor's race and former Governor Doug Wilder says he doesn't want to choose one either.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week;


On his weekly statewide radio show last night, Wilder put an end to speculation.
Neither Jim Gilmore nor Don Beyer will get his backing.
He says he wishes both candidates well, but wants to leave the decision up to the voters.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Wilder says voters should look at the candidate's records and decide if they can keep the promises they've made.

Cook-Funeral


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-71)
GRAPHIC=NONE


The investigation into what caused the death of a high school athlete continues.
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SUPER=03-Dublin;


Yesterday those who knew 16 year old Lee Cook said their goodbyes.
The Pulaski County football player died during a routine play in Friday night's game against William Fleming.
Former Pulaski County football player Shayne Graham says Cook always had a positive attitude.
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((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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William Fleming coach, George Miller, says tragedies like this are hard on everyone.
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3:06:12
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((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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The medical examiner says the results of additional tests should be complete in a matter of days or weeks.
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microsoft


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Internet


The U.S. Justice Department is coming down hard on Microsoft.
And as Dave Fehling reports the penalties could be costly.
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7:15:38
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SUPER=01-Joel Klein/Assistant Attorney General; :50
SUPER=01-Christine Varney/Former FTC Commissioner; :57
SUPER=01-Kimberly Ellwanger/Microsoft Spokesperson; :1:13
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((The Justice Department WANTS A FEDERAL COURT TO ORDER computer software giant Microsoft TO PAY A MILLION DOLLARS A DAY IN FINES. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS MICROSOFT IS VIOLATING AN ANTI-TRUST AGREEMENT BY requiring personal computer manufacturers to license and distribute MICROSOFT Internet browser.
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.
The government objects to Microsoft's requirement that computer manufacturers who want to license Windows 95 operating system also license its internet browser, known as Internet Explorer. Most personal computer makers install Windows 95 at the factory. Joel Klein, Asst. Atty General This kind of product forcing is an abuse of monopoly power and we seek to put an end to it.
Christine Varney, Former FTC Commissioner: action puts the decision about which internet browser to use back into the hands of the consumer. MICROSOFT DENIES THE CHARGE.
KIMBERLY ELLWANGER/MICROSOFT SPOKESPERSON But this may be only the beginning of Microsoft's LEGAL TROUBLES. The Justice department is still investigating other company practices.
Wall Street reacted swiftly. Microsoft stock initially fell, but ended the day with a modest gain of a quarter point, while shares of Netscape, Microsoft's chief rival in the browser market, surged for a gain of more than 4 points.
Dave Fehling, CBS News, Houston.))


E-Psychic-Phones


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


Getting the advice of a psychic may cost you more than you bargained for.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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((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. ))
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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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((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. ))
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PATIENT-MURDERS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


It's being called the biggest euthanasia case ever in Denmark.
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SUPER=03-Copenhagen;


A 32- year- old nurse was charged today with killing 22 patients at a nursing home.
It's not clear whether any of the victims wanted to die, but the suspect is also accused of stealing more than 100- thousand dollars from her alleged victims.
Police say she used a morphine- based drug.
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HS-SHOOTING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


In Mississippi, a 16- year- old boy is expected to be arraigned today on charges he murdered his mother and two schoolmates.
Luke Woodham was indicted yesterday.
Six teens are charged with murder conspiracy.
Prosecutors say they were part of a satanic group.
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Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fire investigation


A preliminary investigation of a fatal fire last Friday in Northeast Roanoke is leading detectives to suspect arson.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;


Assistant Fire Marshall Jerry Percell says the blaze started in the living room.
An affidavit of the fire report reveals burned holes were found on the floor which could be from a chemical accelerant used to set the fire.
Firefighters found 48- year- old James Cline dead on the floor of a bedroom.
David Griffin was also in the house when the fire broke out, but managed to escape.
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E-Hager


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=Hager

***ANCHOR TAG****
Republican John Hager has spent his life in public service, but he's never held publicly elected office.
He wants that to change as he makes his bid for Lieutenant Governor.
Ellen Qualls has a candidate 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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((COLEMAN ANDREWS: I HAVE TO SUBORDINATE EVERYTHING ELSE TO BEING A DAD.))
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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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((WE SAY A CATALYST NOT A CRUTCH. A PEOPLE ORIENTATION AND NOT A GOVERNMENT ORIENTATION. IT'S JUST THE MORE I TALK ABOUT IT -- I DON'T HAVE TO PRACTICE TO GIVE A SPEECH ANYMORE.))
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((I AM PRO-LIFE WITH THE THREE EXCEPTIONS: RAPE, INCEST, AND LIFE OF THE MOTHER.))
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And on public education...
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((AND IF WE TRY VOUCHERS SOMEWHERE LET'S SEE HOW THEY WORK. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT? TRY 'EM IN THE INNER CITY AND GIVE 'EM A CHANCE.06IT DOESN'T MEAN WE'RE GONNA MAKE VAST CHANGES TO THE SYSTEM.))
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But it's been his running mate's mantra that lights the fire in Hager too.
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((PEOPLE COME UP TO ME AND SAY "I SAW YOU TELEVISION." AND I SAY "YES AND WE'VE GOT TO CUT THOSE PROPERTY TAXES." AND THEY SAY "RIGHT ON MAN, YOU'VE GOT MY VOTE."))
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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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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Democrat L.F. Payne actually gave up a seat in Congress for this quest.
We'll have his story tonight on News 7 at six and eleven.

Ward-System


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


Roanoke does NOT need to change the way voters elect city council members.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


That's the word from four Roanoke mayors.
Wick Anderson, Robert Woody, and Noel Taylor joined David Bowers.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THE CURRENT SYSTEM IS JUST RIGHT FOR ROANOKE AND IT WOULD BE MY HOPE THAT THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE WOULD KEEP IT JUST THE WAY IT IS.))
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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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((WICK ANDERSON/FORMER MAYOR: NEITHER METHOD IS ALL GOOD OR ALL BAD. ON BALANCE HOWEVER, I BELIEVE THE PRESENT SYSTEM OF ELECTING COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM THE CITY AT LARGE IS THE BETTER CHOICE.))
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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.

DNA-TRANSFER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=medical news


Scientists in New York say they are on the verge of taking in- vitro fertilization to another level, transforming a donor egg into one that's genetically identical to the infertile mother.
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4:26:32
The researchers used micro manipulation to first remove the genetic material from the donor egg then transfer the mother's own D-N-A into that egg and fuse them together with an electrical charge.
The egg is later fertilized and implanted in the woman.
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Electric-Cars


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The government today is unveiling what could be a breakthrough for electric cars.
Researchers have developed a gasoline powered fuel cell that could lead to more fuel- efficient and pollution- free electric models that don't need bulky batteries.
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Meantime, in Japan today some 330 car manufacturers from around the globe unveiled close to 800 vehicles at the Tokyo Motor show.
The emphasis this year is preserving the environment.
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Spencer's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Business News


A company that makes children's clothing is shutting down its two plants in Virginia.
Spencer's employs 200 people in Stuart and Hillsville.
The company is offering all of those workers transfers to its main facility in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
Spencer's says it will move 50 workers a week to Mount Airy starting next week.
Anybody who doesn't want to move can stay on the job in Virginia until November 26th, when the plants shut down for good.

VHSL


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
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.
Mike Stevens gives us a look.
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(( The triple-a ranks ar once again manned solely by the Fleming Colonels, who after beating Pulaski County remain unbeaten and again ranked second in the state.
The Cougars and Patrick Henry both drop out this week.
William Byrd finally gets some respect statewide this week as the Terriers vault into the Group Two-a poll in the 7 spot.
Carroll County, Heritage, Jefferson Forest, which moves up three spots from last week, and Brookville which drops five spots to tenth give the area good double-a representation.
Radford, which got a big game from Mike Dunbar last Friday moves up two spots to eighth.
The Bobcats have a huge Three Rivers game at Glenvar this Friday night.))
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WVU


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST


Don't forget to mark your calendars for this Saturday afternoon at 3:30
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TAKE FULLSCREEN-PINNACLE 18129
as West Virginia hosts Virginia Tech in the battle for Big East supremacy.
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 21st.
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NHL


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ICE-98
GRAPHIC=HURRICANES


The Carolina Hurricanes have yet to win a game on the road this season.
Last night they hoped to do something about that at the Garden against the Rangers.
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The Canes took a one to nothing lead, but the Rangers won this game with their power play efficiency.
Brian Leetch and Kevin Stevens each tallied goals while skating at a man advantage.
SUPER=31-Carolina/2/N.Y. Rangers/4;


The Rangers snap a three game losing string with the 4-to-2 win last night.
Canes are now 0-and-6 on the road.
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Series


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=WORLD SERIES


The World series teams used yesterday as traveling day and a chance to get acclimated to Jacob's field and much cooler temperatures.
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SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH; :00


Both the Marlins and Indians donned long sleeve shirts and jackets yesterday as they went through batting and fielding practice.
Temperature for game three tonight could dip into the 30's and their is a chance of snow.
There is also a chance of snow tomorrow.
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Singing-Senators


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


They're making music on Capitol Hill, literally.
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03:11:30
SUPER=03-South Burlington, VT;


Four U-S Senators including Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott have formed a singing group.
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The group practices for an hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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((WE'RE CONTINUING TO TRY TO ...THIS OLD HOUSE...(SINGING)))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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There's no word as to whether John Warner or Chuck Robb ever auditioned for the group.