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75-Heston


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#597-40
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


After months of remaining locked in a dead heat, there seems to be a leader in the race for Virginia governor.
A poll published in today's Washington Post shows Jim Gilmore with 48 percent to Don Beyer's 41 percent.
The poll has a margin of error of three percentage points.
Yesterday Gilmore campaigned with a star from the silver screen.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The Virginia Tech airport was the second stop over for Charlton Heston and Jim Gilmore.
Heston, who lives in Beverly Hills, just met the Republican hopeful yesterday morning-- but that didn't dampen his praise.
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6:17:12 6:12:55
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IN Q=He seems

((CHARLTON HESTON/SCREEN ACTOR: HE SEEMS TO BE AN HONEST MAN, WHEN HE TALKS, HE'S NOT SPOUTING PLATITUDE, HE'S SAYING WHAT HE REALLY THINKS. JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR:WE GOT TO KEEP THIS MOMENTUM GOING, WE GOT TO KEEP THE DRIVE AND SUCCESS GOING, WE CAN'T GO BACKWARD, AND I THINK CHARLTON HESTON COMING BACK, UNDERSCORES THAT.))
SUPER=01-Charlton Heston/Actor; :00
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Heston visited Virginia four years ago-- when he campaigned for George Allen.
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Republican officials turned down an offer from Former Christian Coalition director Ralph Reed to help Gilmore's campaign.

7Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#net (edit of 97-72)
GRAPHIC=Bramblett


The prosecution continues to present its case against accused mass murderer Earl Bramblett.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Yesterday a house-mate of Bramblett from South Carolina testified.
James Lee Owens met Bramblett just six weeks after the Hodges family was found dead in their burning home in Vinton.
Owens says Bramblett told him he had done something bad in Roanoke, but did not elaborate.
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994;


At the time Bramblett was being investigated in the mass murder of Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two young girls.
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SOT 11:15:15
IN Q=He didn't

((HE DIDN'T LIKE WOMEN. HE DIDN'T LIKE WOMEN. Young, old or otherwise? NONE AT ALL. BECAUSE, MAN, I'D GO OUT. I WORK ALL WEEK, AND I'D GO OUT AND PARTY AND STUFF LIKE THAT. AND HE DIDN'T LIKE WOMEN. HE DIDN'T LIKE THEM.))
SUPER=01-James Lee Owens/Bramblett's Housemate;
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Bramblett's ex-wife, Mary, testified Earl called her at work the afternoon the bodies were found and told her there'd been a fire at the Hodges house. She says he told her "they're going to blame it on me."

7E-Dublin-Garment


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


Generations of hard work are coming to an end in Dublin.
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SUPER=03-Dublin;


Dublin Garment Company is closing down in December.
The company, which has been around for more than 40-years, notified its 150 workers yesterday morning.
Company officials say the plant simply can't compete with cheaper labor in foreign countries.
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IN Q=It really

((MARY FUNK/DUBLIN GARMENT EMPLOYEE:IT REALLY HURTS TO LOSE EVERYTHING AND THESE EMPLOYEES DOWN HERE HAS WORKED SO HARD, FOR EVERYTHING. BARBARA SPANGLER/DUBLIN GARMENT EMPLOYEE:SOME OF THESE WOMEN ARE CHILDREN OF PEOPLE I WORK WITH, USED TO WORK WITH, YOU KNOW, THERE'S GENERATIONS HERE, TWO GENERATIONS. ))
SUPER=01-Mary Funk/Dublin Garment Employee; :00
SUPER=01-Barbara Spangler/Dublin Garment Employee; :07
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Barbara Spangler has been with the company for almost 30- years.
Dublin Garment makes health care uniforms.
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7E-ferrum-fatal


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A traffic accident in Franklin County left one man dead and sent another to the hospital last night.
Shortly before seven, two Ferrum College students were involved in the accident with a tractor trailer on route 6-19.
Brian Ruzzi was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other student was transferred to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Ferrum College representatives say both students are from Virginia Beach.

7weather


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Taking a look at your Thursday forecast... Sunny and cool today with highs reaching only to the upper 40's to low 50's.
Increasing clouds move in tonight with chilly overnight temperatures in the low to mid 30's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS!10/24/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-4/Jocore Mayo/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-1/Dylan Ledbetter/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-67/Gloria Hodges/Bedford;



SUPER=130-/Ramona Bostic/Salem;



SUPER=130-6/Akeem Henry/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-29/Terry Martin/Radford;


Saturday:

(WOW!)
SUPER=130-103 Yrs.Young!/Annie Underwood/Radford; (see attached note)



SUPER=130-7/Sheree Ferrell/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-3/Dylan Elkins/Ferrum;



SUPER=130-98/Essie Gordon/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-5/Ryan Craighead/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-9/Brooke Doss/Glade Hill;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Roger Rardin/Salem;



SUPER=130-80/Lacy Bane/Vernon Hill;



SUPER=130-/Diana Banks/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-14/Rhonda Hodge/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-/Nancy Price/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-41/Mack Muse/Rocky Mount;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-/Jimmy & Vivian Doyle/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-/Page Matherly/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-/Mike Doyle/Snow Creek;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-/Clifton & Clara Haynes/Snow Creek;



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55S-Heston


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


The gap appears to be widening in the contest for the Governor's mansion.
A new poll published in today's Washington Post gives Republican Jim Gilmore 48 percent of the vote compared to to Don beyer's 41 percent.
The poll has a margin of error of three points.
Yesterday Gilmore was hoping for a little movie magic.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Charlton Heston spent the day campaigning around the state with the Republican candidate.
Heston, who's Vice President of the N-R-A, just met Gilmore yesterday.
But he's familiar with Virginia politics.
He campaigned for George Allen.
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5:52:00 5:58:28
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IN Q=It's good

((CHARLTON HESTON/SCREEN ACTOR: IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK, I REMEMBER VIVIDLY, WHEN I TOURED FOUR YEARS AGO, AND I FEEL OBVIOUSLY, IT'S RIGHT HERE IN THE ROOM, THE SAME SENSE OF ELECTRICITY AND EXCITEMENT. JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR:THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS, WE HAVE 12 DAYS TO GO IN THIS ELECTION, 12 DAYS TO GO UNTIL THE ELECTION, AND NOW IT RESTS WITH YOU. ))
SUPER=01-Charlton Heston/Actor; :00
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Heston says he enjoys visiting Virginia because quote--- it's where the

country was invented.
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55S-Debate-Injunction


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-74
GRAPHIC=Bradley Evans


In the race for Lieutenant Governor a reform party candidate is looking for name recognition with election day less than two weeks away.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;


Bradley Evans, is the first third party candidate to be placed on the ballot for statewide office.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;


But he was not included in a taped debate set to air last night on public television station W-B-R-A.
So Evans is trying to get a court injunction to stop the broadcast.
He says he should have been included.
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IN Q=THE PROGRAM WAS

((LARRY DYER/WBRA GENERAL MANAGER: PROGRAM WAS CONCEIVED IN EARLY MAY, THE OFFER WAS EXTENDED ON MAY 27, AT THAT TIME, FOR THE LT. GOVERNOR'S PROGRAM, THERE WERE ONLY 2 CERTIFIED CANDIDATES. IN FACT, MR. EVANS WAS NOT A CERTIFIED CANDIDATE UNTIL SEPTEMBER THE 17TH.))
SUPER=01-Larry Dyer/WBRA General Manager;
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W-B-R-A aired the debate last night as scheduled.
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55Bramblett


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#net (edit of 97-72)
GRAPHIC=Bramblett


Roanoke County jurors will hear more testimony this morning in the Earl Bramblett murder trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Yesterday a house-mate of Bramblett from South Carolina testified.
James Lee Owens met Bramblett just six weeks after the Hodges family turned up dead in their burning home in Vinton.
Owens says Bramblett told him he had done something bad in Roanoke, but did not elaborate.
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994;


At the time Bramblett was being investigated in the mass murder of Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two young girls.
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SOT 11:15:15
IN Q=He didn't

((HE DIDN'T LIKE WOMEN. HE DIDN'T LIKE WOMEN. Young, old or otherwise? NONE AT ALL. BECAUSE, MAN, I'D GO OUT. I WORK ALL WEEK, AND I'D GO OUT AND PARTY AND STUFF LIKE THAT. AND HE DIDN'T LIKE WOMEN. HE DIDN'T LIKE THEM.))
SUPER=01-James Lee Owens/Bramblett's Housemate;
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Bramblett's ex-wife, Mary, testified Earl called her at work the afternoon the bodies were found and told her there'd been a fire at the Hodges house.
She says he told her "they're going to blame it on me."

55E-ferrum-fatal


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GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A Ferrum college student was killed and another injured in a traffic accident last night in Franlkin County. The students' car collided with a tractor trailor at about 7 o'clock on route 6-19.
Brian Ruzzi was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other student was transferred to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Ferrum College representatives say both students are from Virginia Beach.

55weather


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Let's take a minute now to check out the Thursday forecast--
Becoming sunny and staying cool, with highs around 50.
Increasing clouds tonight, with lows falling into the mid 30s.
Clouds and showers are in the extended outlook...
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85-Heston


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-40
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Republican Jim Gilmore may be pulling ahead in the tight race for Governor.
A poll in today's Washington Post shows Gilmore with 48- percent to opponent Don Beyer's 41- percent.
Yesterday, Gilmore got a little campaign help straight out of Hollywood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The Virginia Tech airport was the second stop over for Charlton Heston and Jim Gilmore.
Heston, who lives in Beverly Hills, just met the Republican hopeful yesterday morning-- but that didn't dampen his praise.
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6:17:12 6:12:55
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IN Q=He seems

((CHARLTON HESTON/SCREEN ACTOR: HE SEEMS TO BE AN HONEST MAN, WHEN HE TALKS, HE'S NOT SPOUTING PLATITUDE, HE'S SAYING WHAT HE REALLY THINKS. JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR:WE GOT TO KEEP THIS MOMENTUM GOING, WE GOT TO KEEP THE DRIVE AND SUCCESS GOING, WE CAN'T GO BACKWARD, AND I THINK CHARLTON HESTON COMING BACK, UNDERSCORES THAT.))
SUPER=01-Charlton Heston/Actor; :00
SUPER=@Gilmore; :08
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Heston visited Virginia four years ago-- when he campaigned for George Allen.
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SS=Campaign 97


Republican officials turned down an offer from Former Christian Coalition director Ralph Reed to help Gilmore's campaign.

8Bramblett


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net (edit of 97-72)
GRAPHIC=Bramblett


Testimony continues today in Earl Bramblett's capital murder trial.
Yesterday, jurors heard from one of his old friends.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


A house-mate of Bramblett from South Carolina took the stand.
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994; James Lee Owens met Bramblett just six

weeks after the Hodges family was found dead in their burning home in Vinton.
Owens says Bramblett told him he had done something bad in Roanoke, but did not say what.
At the time Bramblett was being investigated in the mass murder of Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two young girls.
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SOT 11:15:15
IN Q=He didn't

((HE DIDN'T LIKE WOMEN. HE DIDN'T LIKE WOMEN. Young, old or otherwise? NONE AT ALL. BECAUSE, MAN, I'D GO OUT. I WORK ALL WEEK, AND I'D GO OUT AND PARTY AND STUFF LIKE THAT. AND HE DIDN'T LIKE WOMEN. HE DIDN'T LIKE THEM.))
SUPER=01-James Lee Owens/Bramblett's Housemate;
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OUT Q=he didn't like 'em.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Bramblett


Bramblett's ex-wife, Mary, testified Earl called her at work the afternoon the bodies were found and told her there'd been a fire at the Hodges house. She says he told her "they're going to blame it on me."

8S-Dublin-Garment


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=business closing


It will be a bittersweet holiday season for employees at one of Pulaski County's oldest garment plants.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dublin;


Christmas Eve will be the last day on the job for workers at Dublin Garment Company.
The plant, which has been in business for more than 40-years, notified its 150 employees today.
Some, like Barbara Spangler, have been with the company for nearly 30-years and think of their co-workers as family.
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9:55:27 9:39:15
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IN Q=I am

((BARBARA SPANGLER/DUBLIN GARMENT EMPLOYEE:I AM ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES, THAT HAS ALREADY LANDED A JOB, I'M ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT COULD SEE THE WRITING ON THE WALL. KEN LANGSTON/PLANT MANAGER:WE GOT A NICE BUILDING AND WE GOT A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE, WE'VE HAD GOOD RESULTS, AND IF YOU'VE GOT GOOD PEOPLE, YOU GOT GOOD RESULTS, YOU GOT BAD PEOPLE, YOU GOT BAD RESULTS, BUT WE'VE DONE GOOD, IT'S NOTHING WE'VE DONE. ))
SUPER=01-Barbara Spangler/Dublin Garment Employee; :00
SUPER=01-Ken Langston/Plant Manager; :08
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=we've done.
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Langston has been in contact with the mayor in hopes the town will be able to find a new owner for the factory.
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8E-Pitts-Shooting


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=NONE


The search is on for a suspect in Tuesday night's murder in Pittsylvania county.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blairs;


Twenty- year- old Delvecchio Farmer was found shot to death in a mobile home on Route 7-16.
The Sheriff is asking for information about a light blue Jeep Cherokee or white Nissan Maxima seen in the area.
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IN Q=This will help

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: THIS WILL HELP US TREMENDOUSLY WHEN PEOPLE GET INVOLVED WITH THESE THINGS SO RIGHT NOW WE'RE TRYING TO PIECE EVERYTHING TOGETHER. AS FAR AS MOTIVE, WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING AT THIS TIME.))
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The Sheriff says a woman who was with the victim is providing information on suspects.
Farmer lived in the nearby community of Keeling.
The Sheriff will not say who owns the mobile home or when he expects to make an arrest.
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8weather


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Turning your attention to weather--
Bundle up today, as high temperatures only climb to near 50 under sunny skies.
Clouds will start rolling in by tonight, with lows in the mid 30s.
Over the next couple of days, the clouds will linger.
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