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Prosecutors rest their case against murder suspect Earl Bramlett.
And as the jury deliberates the fate of a nanny- we'll hear from the baby's
((IF LOUISE IS NOT FOUND RESPONSIBLE FOR MATTHEWS DEATH THAT DOESN'T TAKE AWAY
THE TRUTH WE KNOW BUT IT TAKES AWAY THE JUSTICE.))
OUT Q=THE JUSTICE."
A great fall day with a return engagement tomorrow. More on the weather
Some insight into bad eyesight-- for those who wear eyeglasses OR contact
If you're eyesight's getting worse-- it may all be in the equipment.
Stick around for Health Check.
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The Commonwealth has rested its case in the trial of the man charged with
arson and murder at the Hodges home in Vinton.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon
The prosecution wrapped up its case with an inmate from the county jail who
claims Earl Bramblett admitted some key elements of the crime.
The jury also heard more of the audio tapes Bramblett recorded a year or
two before the Hodges were killed.
At one point Bramblett said he thought Blaine Hodges had a gun.
IN Q=He probably expected
OUT Q=he certainly deserves.
Bramblett's fellow inmate says Bramblett told him he made the tapes to make
everybody believe he was crazy.
The defense put on a fingerprint expert, a woman who saw a couple of men in
a car from New Jersey around the time the fire broke out--
Also-- a woman who says she smoked crack cocaine with Teresa and Blaine
Hodges in the 80's.
Bramblett's lawyers are expected to rest THEIR case in the morning.
A Danville triple murderer who could be given the death penalty was in
court for sentencing today.
Percy Lavar Walton plead guilty to killing three of his neighbors last
Fellow inmate Lacy Johnson says during a television crime show they were
watching in jail, Walton told him he wanted to be known as a serial killer.
Walton told Johnson about how he shot Elizabeth Kendrick, then shot her
again in anger because blood spattered on him.
He then shot her husband, Jessee.
The inmate testified Walton was trying to burglarize the Kendrick's house
before they came home.
Walton also shot 33-year old Archie Moore.
Walton's sentencing phase continues in the morning.
A truck driver who ran over and killed a bicyclist in Lynchburg last spring
was fined 450 dollars for the offense.
36-year old Dawn (la-ROE) LaReau died instantly
she was hit while cycling along Route 501.
70-year old James Hutcherson pleaded guilty today to a charge of improper
Prosecutor Bill Petty says he made the unusual move of indicting Hutcherson
on the traffic charges to send a message to motorists.
IN Q=I think we've
((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG PROSECUTOR: I THINK WE'VE MADE THE POINT. I HATE TO USE
HIM AS AN EXAMPLE, BECAUSE FRANKLY, WHILE HE MADE A MISTAKE IN THIS CASE,
THERE'S CERTAINLY NO EVIDENCE THAT HE DID ANYTHING INTENTIONALLY WRONG.))
SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Lynchburg Prosecutor; :00
OUT Q=intentionally wrong.
Petty says he also wants police to start cracking down on bicyclists who
operate in an unsafe manner.
Still no verdict in the trial of a 19 year old Nanny.
Louise Woodward is charged with killing eight month old Matthew Eappen.
In a CBS exclusive interview the baby's parents say there's no question
((SUNIL EAPPEN/MATTHEW'S FATHER: IN OUR MINDS IN MY MIND THERE IS NO DOUBT
THAT SHE MURDERED MATTHEW. THERE'S JUST NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. AS THE TRIAL HAS
GONE ON ADN THE LIES HAVE COME OUT THAT'S ALL THEY ARE THEY'RE FABRICATIONS
THEY'RE CREATING A STORY.))
SUPER=01-Sunil Eappen/Matthew's Father;
OUT Q=creating a story."
More of the interview tonight on Public Eye tonight at nine.
(toss to robin)
(ROBIN REED IS NEXT!)
(GO TO ROBIN!)
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Is it discrimination or a violation of an attendance policy?
That's the question facing an eighth grader in Wythe County. The story is
straight ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
Plus these pumpkins aren't just for Jack-O-lanterns-- they're feeding the
Some ice cream products at Food Lion grocery stores around Virginia grocery
stores are being recalled.
We'll tell you what to do about it, coming up on Health Check.
Patrick has details on a local concert just a few weeks away.
He's tuning up with Miss Virginia-- stick around.
President Clinton is making it clear
the U-S isn't happy with China's human rights practices or its lack of
religious freedom for its people.
The President says he and China's president Jahng Zuh-Meen have discussed
the nations' differences.
((I'M CONVINCED THE BEST WAY TO ADDRESS THEM IS TO DIRECTLY AND PERSONALLY AS
WE DID YESTERDAY AND TODAY AND AS WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO UNTIL THIS ISSUE IS NO
LONGER BEFORE US.))
OUT Q=NO LONGER BEFORE US."
The President says China has agreed to work against the spread of nuclear
This weeks' turmoil on Wall Street could have long term effects for the
That's according to Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.
((ALAN GREENSPAN/FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN: IT IS QUITE CONCEIVABLE THAT A FEW
YEARS HENCE WE WILL LOOK BACK AT THIS EPISODE AS WE NOW LOOK BACK AT THE 1987
CRASH AS A SALUTORY EVENT.))
SUPER=01-Alan Greenspan/Federal Reserve Chairman;
OUT Q=as a salutory event."
The Dow dipped briefly into negative territory today but it's shown advances
for much of the day- at one point the market was ahead by 100 points.
It closed the day UP eight points at 75-hundred six.
A Wythe County woman says her 14-year old son was discriminated against when
he was NOT allowed to participate in his school's weekend band competition.
David Taylor is enrolled in weekly water therapy, but his mother says BAND
is his favorite part of school.
The eighth grader was born with spinal meningitis and uses a wheelchair.
Saturday, the Fort Chiswell High school marching band travelled to Tennessee
for a competition, but he was kept off the field.
David holds props when the band is performing.
Yesterday, Judy Taylor filed a civil right's complaint.
IN Q=It's the
((JUDY TAYLOR/DAVID'S MOTHER:IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF HIM BEING IN HIGH
SCHOOL, HE'S PART OF A GROUP, HE GETS TO DO WHAT THE OTHER KIDS DO, HE ENJOYS
LIFE, AND HE REALLY ENJOYS MUSIC. ))
SUPER=01-Judy Taylor/David's Mother;
OUT Q=enjoys music.
Taylor says school officials told her David wasn't allowed to perform
because he missed two prior competitions.
But Taylor says in the past, the school agreed not to hold attendance
against the student because of his disability.
School officials declined comment.
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A Roanoke man's work with drug and alcohol dependant people is well known in
the Valley, and now he's singing it's praises again.
((PATRICK EVANS: TWO GREAT VOICES, ONE GREAT CAUSE. NEXT WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT
A CONCERT COMING UP ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER THE TWENTY-FRIST. EVERYONE SHOULD BE
THERE. WE'LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT COMING UP NEXT ON NEWS 7 AT FIVE.))
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"Living Free", a program to help people kick alcohol and other types of
substance abuse is enlisting the talents of Miss Virginia next month.
Patrick Evans has the story of a musical fund-raising event.
IN Q=Today we're
SUPER=21-Patrick Evans; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :12
SUPER=01-Michael Brown/"Living Free" Founder; :23
SUPER=01-Kelli Quick/Miss Virginia; :56
ESS BOARD/FULL 1:48 hold til end
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go to robin
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health music under
Hometown hoops weekly dominates the two minute ticker-- as the season winds
On Health Check--
Fighting influenza, and dodging germs...some thoughts from a microbiologist.
Plus-- a CBS nvestigation into the eyewear you buy-- you might not be
getting what you pay for.
I'm Keith Humphry...
Stick around for News-7 at Six.
A look at the life and times of James Stuart Gilmore the third -- the man
who may be your next governor.
But listen to the candidate's warning: this election's more about the
message than the messenger.
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IN Q=It's the
((JIM GILMORE: IT'S THE STRENGTH OF THE IDEAS THAT WE HAVE THAT IS CARRYING US
FORWARD IN THIS CAMPAIGN.))
OUT Q=this campaign.
But part one of our profile tonight won't even mention the three words that
have become synonymous with the campaign of Jim Gilmore.
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So tune in for the rest of his story in about 40-minutes on NEWS 7 at SIX.
The first of two parts begins tonight-- thanks Keith.
An important recall to report today--
The Dairy Fresh Company is recalling ice cream products made at it's North
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All of the products in question were sold under the Food Lion label-- at
Food Lion stores in Virginia and several other states.
An inspection turned up traces of bacteria at the Winston Salem plant.
Children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems could become
sick from the bacteria.
But healthy people might not develop any symptoms at all.
The majority of the products in question have already been pulled-- but
customers who bought Dairy Fresh-Food Lion ice cream can return the product to
Food Lion for a refund.
Buying glasses seems like an easy enough purchase.
You get a prescription, and if you're like millions of others-- you take it
to an optical chain nearby.
But a CBS investigation found it's not so simple.
They sent in an undercover shopper to get identical prescriptions filled at
seven top optical stores in New York--
Some of the familiar names-- Pearle Vision Express, Lenscrafters, Sears.
They took the new glasses to Dr. Robert Rosenberg at New York State
University's School of Optometry.
He's a member of the committee that sets the industry standards for
IN Q=All seven fail
((DR. ROSENBERG: ALL SEVEN FAIL. SOME MORE SERIOUSLY THAN OTHERS, BUT THEY ALL
FAIL. I'D FLUNK THEM, THEY GET AN F.
ROBERTA: EVERYONE OF THEM?
DR. ROSENBERG: EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Rosenberg/State Univ. of New York; :00
OUT Q=one of them.
They failed for problems like power, strength and overall workmanship.
Dr. Rosenberg found several cases of warped frames, mis-calculated strength,
ultraviolet protection coating that was never added-- though the customer was
IN Q=My advice
((MY ADVICE TO CONSUMERS IS THAT YOU SHOULD BE AS CAREFUL IN CHOSING WHO MAKES
YOUR EYEGLASSES FOR YOU AS YOU WOULD IF YOU HAVE TO HAVE YOU GALLBLADER
OUT Q=gallbladder removed.
All of the stores did promise to fix the glasses for free.
But Dr. Rosenberg was disappointed with the mistakes he found.
If you wear contact lenses, and they've been bothering you lately,
double boxes Connie/Eric
Eric Earnhart may know why. He joins us to tell us what he found out about
Acuvue disposable lenses.
Connie, last June,
Accuve changed these disposable lenses... it added UV blocking...
And it also added a mark... the letters A-V to tell users if the lense is
inside out or not.
Some patients started to complain about irritation,
and Roanoke contact lense technician Theresa Bohon discovered the A-V imprint
was the culprit.
IN Q=when they would come
((THERESA BOHON/CONTACT LENS TECHNICIAN; WHEN THEY WOULD COME IN WE WOULD LOOK
AT THE LENSES AND WE WOULE ASSK WHERE ARE YOU HAVING THE IRRITATION, AND THEY
WOULD TELL US A PARTICULAR PLACE, WE WOULD LOOK AT THE LENSE IN THE EYE AND
THAT'S EXACTLY WHERE THE "AV" ON THE LENSE WAS.))
SUPER=01-Theresa Bohon/Contact Lens Techinician;
OUT Q=on the lense was
Bohon has switched 25 percent of her Acuvue patients to other lenses that
don't have the AV imprint.
Another eye doctor we spoke with said five to ten percent of his Acuvue
patients had trouble with the marking.
double boxes Connie/Eric
Tonight on News 7 at six, we'll tell you what Johnson and Johnson, the
manufacturer of Acuvue, says about the mark... Connie?
Health officials are re-issuing their annual call, reminding people to get
their flu shots by the end of November.
It's important to build up an immunity to the virus, before it makes it's
way to the Roanoke Valley this winter.
For a young, healthy person, influenza might just mean a few days feeling
under the weather.
But in the elderly, the flu can easily develop into pneumonia.
In addition to getting a flu shot,
Dr. Kenneth Sosnowski, a microbiologist at the Salem V-A says frequent
handwashing is extremely important.
But, there's no need to go overboard, refusing to touch anything or shake
IN Q=That's been
((DR. KENNETH SOSNOWSKI: THAT'S BEEN WRITTEN INTO SOME SCIENCE FICTION ARTICLES
WHERE PEOPLE NEVER TOUCH. BECAUSE THEY'RE SO AFRAID OF BACTERIA-- BUT THE KEY
IS ONCE YOU SHAKE HANDS YOU DON'T WANT TO SCRATCH YOUR EYE, RUB YOUR NOSE,
BECAUSE THEN YOU'RE CARRING THE BACTERIA RIGHT UP TO A MUCOUS MEMBRANE, AND IT
GETS RIGHT INSIDE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Kenneth Sosnowski/Salem VA Microbiologist; :
OUT Q=right inside.
Besides, says Sosnowski, imagine what it would do to political campaigns,
if the candidates couldn't shake hands.
In Sports-- a few milestones to talk about when it comes to girls high
Steve Mason has tournament news from the Mountain Empire and the Dogwood
districts in the latest edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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SUPER=03-Narrows/Pioneers vs. Green Wave; :19
SUPER=01-Todd Lusk/Narrows Girls Basketball Coach; :38
SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :52
SUPER=01-Brian Harvey/Glenvar Girls Basketball Coach; 1:05
SUPER=03-Gretna/Colonels vs. Hawks; 1:24
SUPER=01-Robert Locust/Gretna Head Coach; 1:29(QUICK)
SUPER=01-Deborah Spencer/Altavista Head Coach; 1:48
OUT Q=...That's it for this week"
((The regular season championship race is knotted in a tie between Danny
Jonas's Fort Chiswell Lady Pioneers and galax's Maroon Tide. Narrows fell to
the lady Pioneers last night and can only play the spoiler by beating Galax
tomorrow night. The parity between these three clubs should bode well for the
Mountain empire in the post season.
Parry McCluer's Lindsey Hunter set the lady Fighting Blues school single
game scoring record with 44 points against Highland.
Conragulations to Shawsville's Tracy Poff for registering his 100th career
win this season.
On to double A where Gretna has clinched a second straight Dogwood District
Lady Hawks starter and top rebounder Chrysty Crews missed the last two games
with a sprained ankle and is questtionable for the district tourney and the
Tunstall and Altavista have been fighting for second place. Look for the
lady Colonels to make a run in the tourney.
Some Roanoke Valley families are getting a surprise this Halloween weekend.
This morning, a Salem farmer plowed his tractor through a pumpkin patch-
Volunteers from the Society of Saint Andrews and the Southwest Virginia Food
Bank picked them to distribute to area families.
IN Q=These are going
((NANCY TEW/SOCIETY OF ST. ANDREWS:THESE ARE GOING TO LOW INCOME DAYCARE
CENTERS AND EACH CHILD WILL BRING HOME A PUMPKIN TONIGHT.WE'RE GOING TO SERVE
265 FAMILIES WILL HAVE PUMPKINS.))
SUPER=01-Nancy Tew/Society of St. Andrew;
OUT Q=will have pumpkins
Garrett Farms provided the pumpkins for today's harvest.
The soon-to-be jack-o-lanterns were delivered to the head start program and
many smiling faces.
The Society of St. Andrew will be gathering apples this weekend and other
crops throughout the holidays.
Coming up at six we'll tell you why an e-coli scare is NOT effecting the
volunteer efforts to provide food to families this year.
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