Coming up on News 7-
Audiotapes of murder suspect Earl Bramblett are played in court- We'll hear
A new Lowes store may take the place of one Roanoke County neighborhood.
A huge shark attacks two men in a surf ski off the Australia coast- and they
News 7 is next.
The jury in the Earl Bramblett murder trial got to hear from the defendant
The Commonwealth began wrapping up its case by playing several audio tapes
Bramblett himself made BEFORE the Hodges family was killed.
Keith Humphry has the details.
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(( Bramblett was obsessed with the Hodges' daughter, Winter.
He taped his conversations with her on the phone and in person.
At one point he told her he had so much work to do he might have to work
around the clock.
IN Q=Then I wouldn't
OUT Q=live without you.
Bramblett thought the girl's father was setting him up, using the 11-year
girl to entice Bramblett.
IN Q=But if she's doing
OUT Q=away from that.
The day began with ballistics evidence and lab work on the various
.22-caliber cartridges found at the crime scene.
SOT standup @ 18:09:00
((KEITH HUMPHRY/NEWS-7: The FBI says it has matched two of the bullets taken
from the victims in this case with a live cartridge found in a storage
container rented by Earl Bramblett. It also says that a cartridge, a live round
found on a staircase in the Hodges' home that had apparently mis-fired in the
murder weapon matches up to two of the live cartridges found in Bramblett's
Out of nine billion bullets made every year in this country, The F-B-I says
that these all came from the same manufacturer, the same batch of ammunition,
made on or about the same day in a plant in Idaho. Keith Humphry, NEWS 7,
OUT Q=News 7, Salem.))
Markets around the world are bouncing back-
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After today's record gain on Wall Street, Hong Kong's market soared at the
start of trading Wednesday morning.
And stocks are higher elsewhere in Asia.
The Dow Jones went from Black Monday to Record Tuesday- closing at
((AS IT STARTED TO TURN AROUND YOU CAN KIND OF FEEL COLLECTIVE SIGH OF RELIEF
IN FACT YOU CAN FEEL IT THE TENOR OF PEPLE EVERYTHING JUST CHANGES SOMEHOW.))
OUT Q=just changes somehow"
Walking around Roanoke, you would never know it's been a crazy couple of days
on Wall Street.
Local investors did not seem to notice the stock market's record fall... or
its amazing rebound.
Instead, they played it cool.
Stockbrokers said their clients were more interested in buying, rather than
That's because more people are investing for the long term.
And that means sticking with a game plan, even when the market has radical
IN Q=The US economy
((BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS: THE U.S. MARKET AND THE U.S. ECONOMY
IS STILL FUNDAMENTALLY VERY SOUND AND VERY MUCH IN TACT.))
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OUT Q=in tact.
Hartman says new investors might be shocked by what's happened this week.
But he says his best advice is: Don't panic, and don't pay attention to
short-term changes in the market.
Lowe's wants to build a second store in Roanoke County.
And tonight, the home improvement company got zoning approval for the
This store is slated to move in across route 220 from the Hunting Hills
Wal-Mart-- in the Historic Pinkard Court neighborhood.
At tonight's Roanoke County Board of Supervisors meeting, a Lowe's spokesman
promised to buy all of the houses in the neighborhood.
That would clear the way for demolition.
Lowes hopes to open the store in one year.
A Pittsylvania County man allegedly murdered his wife early this morning.
29-year-old Mark Turner is in jail, charged with fatally shooting his wife
around 1:30 this morning.
31-year-old Kimberly Turner was found dead at the couple's Gallery Road
Sheriff's deputies say they are still looking for a motive.
Jurors are deciding whether a 19 year old murdered a baby in her care.
Prosecutors attacked Louise Woodward calling her an aspiring actress who may
not have told the truth.
((MAKE YOUR WAY THROUGH THE HIGH PRICED BIG BLOW UPS AND DO ONE THING, JUST
FIND THE TRUTH.))
SUPER=01-Gerard Leone Jr./Prosecutor;
OUT Q=just find the truth."
The defense accused prosecutors of not backing down when the medical evidence
((BARRY SCHECK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WHEN YOU GIVE AN OPINION LIKE THAT AND THEY
LOCK HER UP AND YOU'RE LOCKED
INTO IT, DON'T BOTHER ME WITH FACTS." SEND THIS WOMAN HOME.))
SUPER=01-Barry Scheck/Defense Attorney;
OUT Q=this woman home."
Deliberations continue in the morning.
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There's more News 7 to come...one of country music's best loved singers is
and students at a New York High school say they're afraid after a man
reportedly spread the HIV virus to young girls there.
((EVERYONE'S SCARED. THEY'RE WORRIED EVEN IF THEY HAVEN'T SLEPT WITH HIM
THEY'RE WORRIED OTHER PEOPLE THEY MAY SLEEP WITH MAY HAVE THE HIV VIRUS.))
OUT Q=HIV VIRUS."
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Fear is running through a rural York State High school after-
word that a 20 year old man infected with HIV slept with dozens of young
(Nu-SHONE) NuShawn Williams apparently kept a list of the women he was
In Chautaqua county- students are scared.
((IT WAS SHOCKING WHEN I HEARD HE COULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO ALL
THOSE INNOCENT PEOPLE.))
OUT Q=those innocent people."
The kids say the park where Williams hung out is across the street from the
James Town high school.
They say it's definitely where he met some young women.
Misty Freeman says she knew WHO Williams was and she says his drug dealing
was common knowledge.
((LIKE POT AND DIFFERENT THINGS, CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL OR BASICALLY ANYTHING THAT
YOU WANT LIKE CRACK OR WHATEVER.))
SUPER=01-Misty Freeman/High School Student;
OUT Q=OR WHATEVER."
11 HIV positive cases have been tracked to Williams in Chatauqua county
Teen suicides have increased dramatically nationwide in recent years.
Tonight, a six-member panel met to raise public awareness about teen
Margie Twigg says depression is often the reason teens take their own lives.
But there are ways parents can tell if their child is at risk.
IN Q= Look at the
((LOOK AT THE WARNING SIGNS. HAVE THEY LOST INTEREST IN THINGS THAT THEY
NORMALLY ARE INTERESTED IN? ARE THEY IRRITABLE? THATS THE NUMBER ONE SIGN OF
DEPRESSION IN YOUNG PEOPLE IS IRRITABILITY. ))
SUPER=01-Margie Twigg/Child and Adolescent Specialist
OUT Q=is irritability.
Psychologists say it's important for friends and family to step in.
IN Q=If you know
((IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS FEELING POORLY, MAYBE SEVERELY DEPRESSED WHO IS
SUICIDAL, THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS TALK ABOUT IT.))
OUT Q=talk about it.
A recent study shows suicide is the third leading cause of death for people
from 15 to 24.
Don Beyer has tried to make education the centerpiece of his campaign for
governor, but tax relief has dominated the debate.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell concludes our profile of the Democratic candidate
with a look at the focus and frustrations of the Beyer campaign.
IN Q=I presided over
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OUT Q=JD News 7
(( SOT BEYER AT HOTEL ROANOKE 01:13:33
IN Q=I presided over
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I PRESIDED OVER THE SENATE MORE
TIMES THAN ANYONE IN HISTORY. AND I'VE CAST ALMOST HALF OF EVERY TIEBREAKING
VOTE IN VIRGINIA'S HISTORY, OVER 50. AND I'VE BEEN ON THE WINNING SIDE EVERY
SINGLE TIME. LAUGHTER.))
OUT Q=every single time.
All jokes aside, Don Beyer says he's proud of his record as Lieutenant
Governor, and says he hasn't shied away from tough decisions.
IN Q=I've shown political courage
((I'VE SHOWN POLITICAL COURAGE IN A VARIETY OF WAYS, MOST IMPORTANTLY WAS
FIGHTING FOR WELFARE REFORM WHICH WAS VERY UNPOPULAR WITH MANY MEMBERS OF MY
OUT Q=members of my own party.
And yet, it's a reputation for shifting with the political winds that Beyer
is fighting in this campaign.
Jim Gilmore has accused him of frequent flip flops, but Beyer says the shoe
IN Q=You know people
((YOU KNOW PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS CHANGE THEIR MINDS ON ISSUES AND CERTAINLY I'VE
CHANGED MY MIND ON SOME ISSUES OVER THE LAST EIGHT YEARS. THEY'RE NEVER THE
ONES THEY TALK ABOUT IN THE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN ADS.))
OUT Q=political campaign ads.
He also expresses frustration with the three- word- slogan that has claimed
the spotlight in the statewide campaign.
Beyer says his plan is more immediate and responsible, providing an income
tax credit of up to 250 dollars for the average Virginia taxpayer.
IN Q=I deeply believe
((I DEEPLY BELIEVE THAT VIRGINIANS ARE NOT GOING TO BE UNWISE ENOUGH TO THINK
THAT A THREE- WORD SLOGAN IS ENOUGH TO DEFINE VIRGINIA'S FUTURE AND WE'RE GOING
TO VOTE FOR MORE THAN A MOTTO ON A SIGN.))
OUT Q=more than a motto on a sign.
What will define Virginia's future, Beyer says, is the state's commitment
His plan includes adding one thousand teachers, raising salaries to the
national average, strengthening requirements for teacher certification, and
providing one- time grants to high school graduates with a b- average.
If the voters consider education, the environment, and economic
development across the commonwealth, Beyer says their choice will be clear.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
We'll begin our two part look at the life and campaign of Jim Gilmore
tomorrow night at six and 11.
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Stay with us, tests reveal more about John Denver's condition at the time
of his fatal plane crash,
and we'll meet a local pilot who is flying to the rescue of some of the
chronically ill in the valley.
IN Q=this system
((THIS SYSTEM OF PILOTS EXISTS, WE'RE HERE TO HELP PEOPLE. ))
OUT Q=HELP PEOPLE
We'll introduce you to the angel flight program when we return.
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Taking an airplane to the doctor's office doesn't SOUND like a sensible
For ill patients though who have to go to the hospital hundreds of miles
away-- it makes perfect sense.
But it can cause great hardship for those who can't afford it.
That's why the "Angel Flight" program is trying to bridge the gap.
Andrew Freiden explains.
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(( Ralph Burr is a member of "Angel Flight."
Along with 44 other pilots in Virginia, Burr donates his time and money to
fly medical patients to faraway hospitals.
((RALPH BURR/ANGEL FLIGHT: I'VE MADE THIS MY A #1 CHARITY. MAYBE AT THE
EXPENSE OF A FEW OTHERS, BUT I GUESS THAT'S THE WAY IT HAS TO GO. ))
((THE NICE THING ABOUT THIS IS THERE'S NO SCHEDULE, THE PRIVATE PILOTS PROVIDE
THE SERVICE, AND IT REALLY GOES BY THE PATIENTS SCHEDULE." ))
Ralph Burr isn't an angel-- But tell that to one of the seven people who
he's flown to faraway hospitals-- completely free of charge.
((I MEAN ONE OF THE GREATEST ACTS OF APPRECTIATION IS GETTING THE HUG FROM THIS
TWELVE YEAR OLD GIRL AT THE END OF THE FLIGHT. THAT SURE BEATS THE HECK OUT OF
SENDING A CHECK IN THE MAIL TO SOME CHARITY. ))
While there are 45 pilots participating in Virginia, Burr is the only one
based in Western Virginia.
And he has yet to fly out of Roanoke.
So he's pushing the idea to the Medical Community.
(( I THINK THE NEED FOR ANGEL FLIGHT IS NEEDED IN ROANOKE AND I THINK MOST OF
THE PATIENTS WOULD BE CHEMOTHERAPY PATIENTS OR PATIENTS WHO ARE ON TRANSPLANT
Burr knows Angel Flight is a good idea.
Now he's waiting for some people to take advantage of his generousity-- to
get the program off the ground.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Roanoke.))
Tests show that folk singer John Denver
was sober when the plane he was flying crashed.
((THE RESULTS OF THE TOXICOLOGY TESTING PERFORMED BY AN INDEPENDENT LAB ON
TISSUE SAMPLES SUBMITTED REVEALED NO INDICATION OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION OR
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ABUSE.))
SUPER=01-Norman Hicks/Monterey Co. Sheriff;
OUT Q=SUBSTANCE ABUSE."
SUPER=03-Pacific Grove, CA/File Tape;
Investigators have recovered most of the plane and say there's no sign of
A final report on the cause of the crash will take months to complete.
Denver was killed when his experimental plane plunged into Monteray Bay more
than two weeks ago.
Country singer Johnny Cash says he has Parkinsons' Disease.
Cash has canceled the rest of his concerts for the year.
He had been touring the country promoting his new autobiography.
The singer first announced he had the disease when he dropped his guitar pick
during a conert.
He nearly fell over trying to pick it up.
He told the crowd he refuses to let the disease ruin his life.
Cash's manager says the singer has been sick for awhile, but has just gotten
to the point where he has to take medication to relieve the symptoms.
Cash says once the disease is under control, he WILL return to the road.
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative brain disorder that causes muscle
tremors and weakness.
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It's been a rough year for first year Saints coach Mike Ditka and it's
starting to show.
His team is sorry and is patience is running short.
We just wondered if Shuler or Wuerfel would be starting at quarterback this
((MIKE DITKA/SAINTS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Mike Ditka/Saints Head Coach; :00
OUT Q= ...MOOD TOO!"
Last night was ladies night and Glenvar took advantage of the evening and
beat Shawsville by 8 to clinch at least a tie for the Three Rivers title.
But our Tuesday night girls' travels take us to Narrows high school last
night where the Green Wave tried to play the spoilers role in the Mountain
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Galax and Ft. Chiswell have been leading the district, but Narrows hope to
make it a three team race last night.
But off the inbounds play, Ft. Chiswell's Kelly Reynolds takes the pass and
converts the tough jumper.
Narrows would answer right back with Angela Billos driving and dishing to
Tara Collins, who rolls in the turnaround jumper
The home folks were loving life.
But the Pioneers would win it as Amy Coleman misses off the break, but Jessie
Watson cleans it up. Ft. Chiswell wins it 47-to-44.
wipe to hometown hoops
PINNACLE BIG HOMETOWN HOOPS 18072
Other winners last night include, Bassett, Salem, Northside, Gretna which
beat Dan River to win the Dogwood title, and Byrd which wrapped up the Blue
Ridge with a 58-to-34 win over Rockbridge.
And don't forget to join Steve Mason later today on News 7 at 5 and 11 for
this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
The NBA took a bold step yesterday by hiring two full-time female referees
for the upcoming season.
Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer will become the first women to
officiate regular season games in the league when they step on the court Friday
((MICHAEL JORDAN/BULLS GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Bulls Guard; :00
OUT Q=...DISRESPECT THEM."
Both have worked in the WNBA, women's college games and NBA exhibitions.
((DENNIS RODMAN/BULLS FORWARD:))
((GRANT HILL/PISTONS FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Dennis Rodman/Bulls Forward; :00
SUPER=01-Grant Hill/Pistons Forward; :08
OUT Q=...HA HA HA."
The Patrick Henry girl's tennis team has advanced to the state semi-finals.
Yesterday the team beat Tallwood high out of Virginia Beach 5-to-4.
The Lady Pats play at Woodbridge on Friday.
It's been 11 days since Pulaski lineman Lee Cook collapsed and died at
SUPER=03-Pulaski/This Morning; :00
His coach Joel Hicks says there is still no word on what caused his death,
but a wreath still hangs above his locker at the field house, and the Cougars
have been swamped with words of support from their peers.
((JOEL HICKS/PULASKI HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Joel Hicks/Pulaski Co. Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...THAT WAY.
The Cougars return to Victory Stadium Friday to play PH, but they are not
dedicating the game in Cook's memory.
((JOEL HICKS: ))
OUT Q=...LEE COOK."
His Cougars will have to also deal with the versatile Boo Battle Friday
Today, the PH quarterback and defensive end
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who is shown here wearing number 99 on defense, told UVa offensive assistant
coach Sparky Woods that he wants to play his college ball for the Cavs starting
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/October 18; :00
The 6-5 Battle, is following in the footsteps of another PH quarterback and
defensive end, Shannon Taylor who has five tackles for losses as a starter for
UVa this season.
IN Q="It's close...
((DEVON "BOO" BATTLE/COMMITS TO UVA:))
((JEFF JOHNSON/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Devon "Boo" Battle/Commits To UVa; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Johnson/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :11
OUT Q=...for them."
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Still to come tonight - Virginia Tech looks like the hobbling Hokies as they
to host the Alabama-Birmingham Blazers this weekend.
We'll find out if anyone is available to play wide receiver right after this.
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Va. Tech is mentally ready to bounce back from Saturday's loss to West
Virginia, but their physical condition is another story.
Steve Mason explains.
IN Q=first audio
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SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :16
SUPER=01-Ken Handy/Virginia Tech Flanker; :51
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
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***********VIDEO OF THE DAY*******
It was similar to a scene out of the movie Jaws-
A huge shark attacked two men paddling in a surf-ski and they lived to tell
Take a look at the size of the shark- believed to be a Great White Pointer.
It struck without warning- THE shark's jaws chewed into the craft just
missing one of the men.
((THE IMMEDIATE THOUGHT THAT WAS IN MY MIND WAS THIS IS TOO BIG FOR ME. THIS IS
JUST TOO BIG FOR ME. I'M NOT SAYING I FELT LIKE DEATH OR ANYTHING I JUST
THOUGHT I'M NOT GOING TO GET OUT OF THIS.))
SUPER=75-Brian Sierakowski/Survived Shark Attack;
OUT Q=GET OUT OF THIS."
As the shark turned to attack again, a couple on another surf-ski came to the
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