Coming up on News 7-
A Verdict is in for the 19 year old Nanny accused of murder.
We'll have a live report.
Three cars and a van crash tonight in Pittsylvania county- killing one
person and injuring five.
And an inspirational return to the ice for Olympic Gold Medalist Scott
News 7 is next.
A jury in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, has found British (Oh-pair) Louise Woodward guilty of
second degree murder.
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The 19 year old woman burst into tears after the verdict was announced-
crying out I didn't do anything.
Woodward was convicted of murdering 8 month old Matthew Eappen.
A fatal accident tonight in Pittslyvania county- two cars and a van were
involved. One person is dead and at least five are hurt.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
The verdict is in for a 19 year old Nanny- Guilty of second degree murder in
the death of a baby in her care.
Louise Woodward burst into tears as the verdict was read just about one hour
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Lee Cowan is standing by with the latest from Cambridge Massachusetts.
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One person is dead and at least five injured following an accident tonight in
Shortly after eight three cars and a van collided on Mount Cross Road near
the intersection of Route 863.
Police are still notifying family memebers and have not released further
Traffic was still blocked on Mount Cross Road hours after the accident.
The fate of accused murderer Earl Bramblett is now out of the hands of
Beginning in the morning, a jury will decide if Bramblett is guilty or
innocent of killing a Vinton family.
Keith Humphry has more from Salem.
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A closed hearing was held today for the former Montgomery County "teacher's
aid" accused of having sex with two female students.
But anger at the school system compelled the parents of one of the teenage
girls to speak off camera.
The couple say 25-year old John Breedlove had sex with their daughter
inside the bathroom of the teacher's lounge at Auburn High during school hours.
Authorities say Breedlove admitted to having sex with the "then" 13-year old
girl, in September.
Breedlove's also accused of having sex with another 13-year old girl in the
His attorney and the Assistant Commonwealth's attorney both argued for a
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Breedlove, who's also accused of asking another student for oral sex, is a
former basketball standout at Ferrum college.
All charges against Breedlove were certified to a grand jury.
A Henry County man who helped two friends commit murder was convicted today.
21-year old Joseph Smith killed 72-year old Aubrey Adkins almost two years
Smith's fiancee Mary Dalton and her brother Paul are already serving jail
time for the crime.
Paul testified Joseph shot Adkins after Mary had lured the elderly man to
the side of the road.
The jury also found Smith guilty of stealing cash and drugs from Adkins --
he will be sentenced in December.
Toss to Robin in WX Center
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Coming up next on the newscast, a new poll shows a growing lead in the
and we'll see how struggling dairy farmers are counting on a popular ad
campaign to save their livelihoods.
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Call him the man with the momentum.
Jim Gilmore's five point lead from last week has almost doubled in our
latest NEWS7/Mason-Dixon poll.
Today, he's got a nine point lead and our pollsters call him "a solid
favorite" going into Tuesday's elections.
Gilmore has a 49 to 40 edge over Don Beyer and has narrowed the gender gap
among women to just two points.
The race to watch now becomes the lieutenant governor's race, where Democrat
L-F Payne's lead has shrunk to three points-- within the margin of error.
Republican John Hager could now clearly benefit from Gilmore coattails.
The attorney general's race is static for now, with slightly fewer
undecideds than last week.
But with Republican Mark Earley at 44- percent, he's still up by five points
over Democrat Bill Dolan.
The entire Democratic ticket was in Lynchburg tonight, telling supporters
that political polls don't mean a thing.
Don Beyer, L.F. Payne and Bill Dolan all took shots at Jim Gilmore's car tax
plan, saying it would endanger public safety and education.
As for the latest poll, Beyer told the crowd to ignore it.
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((DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I USED TO HEAR AGAIN AND AGAIN, THE ONLY
POLL THAT COUNTED WAS THE ONE THEY TAKE ON ELECTION DAY. BUT LET ME GIVE YOU A
COUPLE OF PRETTY INTERESTING STATS. IN 1989, THE WEEKEND BEFORE ELECTION, THE
WASHINGTON POST HAD ME DOWN 11 POINTS, THE TIMES- DISPATCH 13 POINTS. AND I WON
BY EIGHT POINTS THREE DAYS LATER.))
((BILL DOLAN/D- ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: THEY HAVE LEADERSHIP, THEY HAVE
VISION, THEY HAVE COURAGE, THEY'RE GOING TO GET IT DONE, THEY'RE GOING TO WIN
ON TUESDAY BECAUSE THEY HAVE THOSE VALUES AND PEOPLE SENSE THAT. POLLS DON'T
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OUT Q=don't measure that.
Democrats also blamed their fundraising deficit on the out- of- state
contributions Gilmore has accepted.
The Republican statewide ticket will visit Lynchburg tomorrow.
The smart money's betting on Republican Jim Gilmore next Tuesday.
But what would a Gilmore administration bring to Virginia?
Ellen Qualls has part two of our profile.
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(( Four thousand new teachers, he says.
That's job one.
NO CAR TAX SIGNS ALL OVER THE PLACE
But that's clearly NOT how he and his strategists are packaging the product.
"No car tax" his posters scream.
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((JIM GILMORE: YOU CAN'T PUT EVERYTHING ON A POSTER. BUT IN EVERY SPEECH I'VE
EVER GIVEN, I'VE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC
Gilmore's got two kids... and like Don Beyer, one of his kids goes to a
But for Virginia schools, he'd add four thousand new teachers to the
He'd give $2,000 college scholarships each year to students with good
His wife is a college classics professor who taught in public school.
She dismisses Don Beyer's view that Virginia is losing good teachers with
below national average salaries.
((ROXANE GILMORE: I WOULD BE OFFENDED IF SOMEONE SAID TO ME "YOU'RE GOING TO
TEACH BETTER BECAUSE I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU MORE MONEY."))
Education priorities notwithstanding, all roads lead to the car tax when
talking with Jim Gilmore.
Here's his proposal:
The state will reimburse the city or county for the tax on the first 20-
thousand dollars of your car or truck.
It would be phased in over five years.
But even Republican lawmakers concede the plan has legislative, legal, and
budget hurdles that would confound or at least delay its full implementation
well past a Jim Gilmore administration.
And what about the inevitable economic downturn that leaves state coffers
SOT TAPE 01:34:06
((JIM GILMORE: A RESPONSIBLE CHIEF EXECUTIVE WILL DEAL WITH THOSE ISSUES IN
THE BEST WAY IN ACCORD WITH THOSE TIMES. BUT I HAVE TO GOVERN NOW, BASED UPON
WHAT'S IN THE BEST INTEREST OF INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES AND THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA
BASED UPON THE TIMES THAT I HAVE.))
On crime, he has a solid and popular record, helping George Allen
abolishparole and stiffen penalities for juvenile criminals.
Pushing on his own to win prosecutors the right of appeal that
On abortion, Gilmore uses this year's Republican line:
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((JIM GILMORE: THOSE MATTERS ARE I THINK CLEAR IN THE LAW AT THIS POINT.
NOBODY'S GOING TO BAN ABORTIONS.))
But given the opportunity by a change of heart -- or a justice -- on the
high court, he'd like to ban abortion after 8 to 12 weeks.
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((JIM GILMORE: IT'S A TIME THAT I BELIEVE THAT THE CHILD IS FORMING IN THE
WOMB. AND I THINK THAT'S SORT OF WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO ME AND IN MY PERSONAL
More probable is a parental consent law for abortions-- recently considered
a political impossibility in Virginia.
What's NOT an impossibility at this point is a Governor Gilmore.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))
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And don't forget-- News 7 plans continuing coverage on Election Night next
Look for updates throughout the evening, an hour long special at 9 p-m, and
a special edition of News 7 at 11.
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After this break, Robin Reed will bring us the weekend forecast,
and we'll see Scott Hamilton make a triumphant return to the ice after his
battle with cancer.
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With milk consumption declining in America, many struggling dairy farmers are
hoping a popular ad campaign isn't too little too late.
They've "got milk" and they want help selling it.
Stacey Martin has more.
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It's going, going--and soon gone for Bobby and Opal Hubbard. Thirty-three
years of running a dairy farm is at an end.
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((BOBBY HUBBARD/DAIRY FARMER: IT'S NO PROFIT THERE NOW.))
OUT Q=profit there now.
Auctions are more and more familiar with bottom lines dipping into the red
and milk consumers thinning out.
Some opting for other drinks such as sodas and juices, other worried about
Dairy organizations are helping with prints ads featuring celebrities
sporting milk mustaches.
And, there are now bananas and fruit drinks in grocery stores asking
shoppers if they've "got milk?"
The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association said the ads are meant to
win consumers back especially teens, where milk consumption has dropped.
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IN Q=And, they're meant
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:AND THEY'RE MEANT TO HELP DAIRY FARMERS TO AVOID THIS
SCENARIO--HAVING TO AUCTION OFF THEIR LIFE'S WORK BECAUSE THEY CAN NO LONGER
TURN A PROFIT IN THE INDUSTRY.))
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But, some dairy farmers claim the ads themselves are milking the industry's
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IN Q=The producer, the
((MARK NEWBILL/DAIRY FARMER:THE PRODUCER, THE DAIRY FARMER DOESN'T SEE A LOT OF
THAT, THE PROCESSOR ENDS UP GETTING A LOT OF MONEY.))
OUT Q= lot of money.
Nevertheless the ads appear to be giving the industry a much needed boost
with 91 percent of teens and 89 percent of young adults saying they 're aware
But, meanwhile the number of dairy farms continues to drop by about six
percent this year.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))
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West Virginia hammered Tech last Saturday, but this week they need to beat
Syracuse to take complete control of the Big East.
((JOHN THORNTON/WVU DEFENSIVE TACKLE:))
((CHAD WABLE/WVU TIGHT END:))
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The William Byrd Terriers completed a perfect regular season last night by
beating Salem 52 to 48 and pushing their record to 21 and 0.
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The Terriers put their heads together at mid-court and then got busy against
Sarah Moore dishes the rock to Brandi Allen, and the six foot senior gets the
hoops and the harm as she draws the foul.
Salem, which has been up and down this season, converts in transition with
Lindsey Carroll's taking Erin Patrick's pass and making the layin.
And Byrd boss Richard Thrasher would have to sweat this one out.
Allen passes underneath to Stephanie Parnell for the for the layup.
Byrd wins it in a tight one 52-to-48.
Also, last night Gretna wrapped up the Dogwood, Glenvar clinched the Three
Rivers as Katrina Williams had 25 in the win over Giles. Jill Quesenberry
topped 1000 in Floyd's win over Radford. And Galax and Ft. Chiswell each
picked up wins, to tie for the Mt. Empire regular season title.
The Cave Spring Knights volleyball team continued its perfect season last
night with a 3 to nothing win over Franklin County in the Roanoke Valley
District tournament championship game.
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Cave coach Penny Williams had her hands full last night with a Franklin
county team that came to play.
In the opening game of the night, Sarah Payne serves for the Knights and
after the return volley, Cave will get it back over.
The Eagles do a nice job setting up their return - but Beth Carter and Jenny
Lemker combine forces to block the spike attempt. Cave takes the opening game
The second game was even tighter.
Kimberly Morris serves from the near court for the Knights, and after a nice
job setting up the ball, Amil Davis winds up with the solid return.
But Lemker digs it out and the Knights' Kim Amos will barely get it over.
The return forces the Eagles into an unforced error.
Cave Spring wins game two 16-to-14, and then takes the third 15-to-3 to win
the RVD tourney title.
Williams was named the district's coach of the year and Cave's Lindsey
Cannon, the six-three middle hitter was named player of the year in the RVD.
Rain has plagued Friday Football Extra for the past two weeks, but tonight we
are assured of a few treats to go along with mother nature's tricks.
Here's the week 10 rundown.
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The Charlotte Hornets open their season at home tonight against the Knicks -
the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last year.
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yesterday while the players were working out in Fort Mill, they got the news
that Sport magazine had picked them to reach the NBA finals this season.
That means they will have to eliminate the Bulls and the Knicks.
((GLEN RICE/HORNETS GUARD:))
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OUT Q=...THE SEASON."
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Still to come tonight, almost all of the women in VMI's first class of female
cadets are participating in a varsity sport this school year.
Roy Stanley checks in with the Keydets women's cross country team right after
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The VMI football team has its share of trouble on the gridiron this season,
but the school's first ever women's cross country team is about to wrap up a
surprisingly smooth first season of existence.
Roy Stanley checks in from the post.
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SUPER=01-Mike Bozeman/VMI Head Coach; :20
SUPER=01-Rachel Love/First Scholarship Female Recruit; :56
OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."
((The team ran in its first meet at the Rock Hill Invitational in Rock Hill
South Carolina on September 30-th.
Coach Mike Bozeman is in his 13-th season as head of the cross country and
track and field programs.
And the first female team in school history has followed the V-M-I
((MIKE BOZEMAN/VMI HEAD COACH: ))
((And so far the Ladies have lived up to that expectation.
The team, which consists of 8 runners practice's with the men and and also
goes through the regular training that Bozeman has used to coach the men's
((RACHEL LOVE/FIRST SCHOLARSHIP FEMALE RECRUIT: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
((The conference tournament is this weekend in Statesboro, Georgia. Roy
Stanley news 7 sports.))
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*********Video of the Day********
Figure skater Scott Hamilton returned to the ice last night for his
first performance since being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
Hamilton had tears in his eyes as 10-thousand fans gave him a standing
ovation when he took the ice.
Hamilton says he enjoyed being back, but also wanted to offer
hope for others suffering from cancer.
Doctors give Hamilton a 90 percent chance of a full recovery.
Scott Hamilton's return to skating
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can be seen right here on your hometown station on November 5th.