All the evidence is in, in the capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett.
Soon, it will be up to the jury to decide the fate of the man charged with
killing the Hodges family.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave
Keith Humphry was there as the defense finished presenting its case.
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: played the jury a tape designed to bolster that theory.)
IN Q=Long before
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994; :00
SUPER=01-Don Lincoln/DEA Agent; 1:11
OUT Q=level at all.
( ad lib)
Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave
A Danville man may be sentenced to death after pleading guilty to three
Percy Levar Walton will be sentenced today or tomorrow for killing three of
his neighbors last November.
Fellow inmate Lacey Johnson says Walton described the shootings while
watching a TV crime show in jail.
Walton apparently shot Elizabeth Kendrick twice as the elderly woman begged
for mercy in her home, then he shot her husband Jesse.
Johnson says Walton asked to use 33- year- old Archie Moore's phone and found
out Moore's name before shooting him, too.
Johnson says Walton looked for more victims at the mall and a local apartment
complex -- and talked about going on a shooting spree at a pool so he could be
Deliberations have resumed in the British au pair trial in Massachusetts.
Nineteen- year- old Louise Woodward is charged with murdering an eight-
month- old boy.
The parents of the baby talked exclusively with C-B-S's Bryant Gumble.
(( DEBORAH EAPEN, VICTIM'S MOTHER
"IF LOUISE ISN'T FOUND GUILTYIT DOES NOT TAKE AWAY THE FACT THAT WE KNOW, BUT
IT TAKES AWAY THE JUSTICE.
SUNI EAPPEN, VICTIM'S FATHER
"THE WAY THE TRIAL HAS COME OUT.THEIR LIES HAVE COME OUTWHICH IS ALL THEY
ARETHEY'VE CREATED A STORY." ))
SUPER=01-Deborah Eapen/Matthew's Mother;
SUPER=01-Suni Eappen/Matthew's Father;
OUT Q= they've created a story.
This morning jurors reheard testimony from a surgeon who operated on the
baby after he was brought to the hospital.
After 23 days and interviews with 124 prospective jurors, attorneys and the
judge for the second Oklahoma City
bombing trial are ready to select the 12 member panel today.
Opening statements are scheduled to begin Monday.
Terry Nichols is charged with murder and conspiracy.
In Egypt, two brothers have been sentenced to death for last month's
terrorist attack outside the Egyptian Museum.
Nine Germans and one Egyptian were killed and 26 were injured.
One of the defendants said he carried out the attack to defend
Islam and punish Europe.
It's another turbulent day on Wall Street.
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00
The Dow fell by nearly 100 points at the opening bell, but has now settled
back into moderately lower territory.
Earlier today Global markets slid because of concerns about the U-S
market's meager gains yesterday.
SUPER=03-Hong Kong; :13
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index closed down more than three percent after
yesterday's gain of 19 percent.
And in Tokyo the Nikkei fell nearly three percent.
Chinese president Jiang Zemin is facing his toughest critics on the last day
of his U-S visit.
He was on capitol hill this morning defending his human rights record to
Last night Jiang and President Clinton wrapped their summit with a state
dinner at the White House.
(( WITH THIS SUMMIT WE HAVE CONSIDERED PROBLEMS, TAKING STEPS TO PREVENT SOME
OF THEM AND WE HAVE BEGUN TO PLAN TOGETHER FOR A FUTURE, NOT OF
PROBLEMS, BUT OF PROGRESS FOR AMERICA, FOR CHINA, FOR THE WORLD.))
OUT Q=for the world.
Meantime about 300 human rights activists, politicians and celebrities held
their own STATELESS Dinner at a nearby Washington hotel.
THIS IS NOT A CUDDLY NEW CHINA WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THESE ARE POLICIES THAT
HAVE BEEN IN EFFECT FOR 50-YEARS...."))
SUPER=01-Richard Gere/Actor & Activist;
OUT Q=toasts begin.
In Philadelphia later today, Jiang will tour Independence Hall.
It's election day in Ireland.
The results of the presidential race won't be known until tomorrow, but the
winner is expected to be a woman. An election-eve survey gives a
commanding lead to Mary McAleese (MAK'-uh-lees).
She's a lawyer and scholar from Northern Ireland.
has campaigned on a theme of "building bridges," between Catholics and
An off-track betting center will increase tourism in Roanoke... generate
money for local businesses... and create close to 100-jobs in the area.
That's what Colonial Downs says.
But a group speaking out against the proposal says those are NOT the facts.
Current and former members of the Roanoke City Council held a press
conference this morning.
They said Colonial Downs, a horse track in New Kent County, is hiding the
truth when it says off-track betting will help the community.
IN Q=The hook of reality
((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THE HOOK OF REALITY IS THAT LEGALIZED
GAMBLING, BETTING PARLORS INCLUDED, IS IT IS AN INDUSTRY THAT EXPLOITS THOSE
THAT CAN LEAST AFFORD IT. ))
SUPER=01-Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council;
OUT Q=least afford it.
Voters will decide if off-track betting should come to Roanoke in Tuesday's
Black ministers from the Roanoke Valley say Jim Gilmore's pledge to
eliminate the personal property tax on cars is an empty promise.
They've endorsed the campaign of Democrat Don Beyer, along with his plan to
offer a tax credit of up to 250 dollars to the average taxpayer.
But today, the Reverend Carl Tinsley predicted that the General Assembly
will not eliminate the car tax, without finding another source of revenue to
IN Q=You know I've talked to some people
((REV. CARL TINSLEY/BLACK MINISTERS CONFERENCE: YOU KNOW I'VE TALKED TO SOME
PEOPLE WHO SAY I'M NOT GOING TO HAVE TO PAY NO CAR TAXES NEXT YEAR. I SAY DON'T
BET ON IT. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAKES THE DECISION ON REVENUES AND TAXES IN THE
STATE OF VIRGINIA NOT THE GOVERNOR.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Carl Tinsley/Black Ministers Conference;
OUT Q=not the governor.
Gilmore maintains that growth in the state economy will more than make up
for the loss of the personal property tax.
With days to go, Republican Jim Gilmore is enjoying a lead in the polls.
Ellen Qualls has in depth look at the man already calling himself "Governor
IN Q=The conservative
SUPER=03-Richmond/November 1993; :39
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.
(( The conservative Richmond Times-Dispatch has endorsed Jim Gilmore.
But its same editorial writers said in August "There's something about Jim
Gilmore that makes people uneasy -- something reminiscent of the grade school
They write "he reminds even some Republicans of the kid who would bring his
sister's underwear to school if it would help him get elected hall monitor."
Political analyst Larry Sabato has dubbed Gilmore
Does it bother him?
SOT TAPE ONE 01:45:08
((JIM GILMORE: NO. I AM WHAT I AM. AND I'VE PUT FORWARD MY IDEAS AS CLEARLY
AND CONCISELY AS I CAN.))
SOT TAPE ONE 01:45:29
((JIM GILMORE: IT'S THE STRENGTH OF THE IDEAS THAT WE HAVE THAT IS CARRYING US
FORWARD IN THIS CAMPAIGN.))
His fans called him focused and consistent.
He rocketed from six years as Henrico County Commonwealth's Attorney to the
Attorney General's chair in 1993.
That trajectory began with his birth in Richmond in 1949.
Few pictures of young Jim have been made public -- but his high school
yearbook shows a guy involved in the usual clubs and band.
He went undergrad and to law school at the University of Virginia.
SOT TAPE 01:49:23
((JIM GILMORE: YOU KNOW ELLEN, I DON'T THINK THAT YOU DEVELOP YOUR PRINCIPLES
IN A FLASH. I BELIEVE YOU DO THEM BASED UPON YOUR HUMAN EXPERIENCE AND WHAT
YOU THINK IS RIGHT AND WRONG.))
That means looking to a father who whose work ethic was honed as a grocery
store meat cutter.
And a mother he says inspired him through love and intellect.
But like ticket mate Mark Earley, he says his political fire for America was
kindled overseas, as a counter-intelligence officer.
SOT TAPE ONE 01:47:50
((JIM GILMORE: WHEN I JOINED THE ARMY AND I WENT TO EUROPE, I HAD A CHANCE TO
LOOK RIGHT AT THE BERLIN WALL. AND I HAD A CHANCE TO SEE WHAT IT WAS REALLY
LIKE TO WALL PEOPLE UP BEHIND BARBED WIRE.))
In Virginia, liberty is more an economic issue for Gilmore.
SOT TAPE TWO 01:53:28
((JIM GILMORE: I KNOW THAT GOVERNMENT HAS IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS TO PERFORM, BUT
WHERE WE CAN GIVE SOME MONEY BACK TO PEOPLE SO THEY CAN DEFINE THEIR OWN LIVES,
WHICH IS THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE FREEDOM OF PEOPLE, I WANT TO DO THAT.
AND I KNOW WE CAN AFFORD TO DO THAT.))
More on that idea in our next segment... Jim Gilmore on the issues.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))
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Melanie's mic hot
And on election day, this Tuesday, be sure to tune into News 7 for the
latest results from the polls.
Contact lense wearers feeling eye irritation may want to double check the
Johnson and Johnson recently began imprinting the letters A-V on its Acuvue
disposable lenses, to help users determine if the lense is inside out.
But eye care professionals are learning the imprint can cause irritation.
SOT 2:39:28 contact tape
IN Q=when they would
((THERESA BOHON/CONTACT LENS TECHNICIAN; WHEN THEY WOULD COME IN, WE WOULD LOOK
AT THE LENSES AND WE WOULD ASK 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 A-V ON THE LENSE WAS.
DR. RICH JOHNSON/OPHTHALMOLOGIST; ANYTHING THAT DOES IRRITATE THE EYE ON A
CHRONIC BASIS CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS TO THE EYE AND POTENTIALLY SET YOU UP TO NOT
BE ABLE TO WEAR CONTACT LENSES IN THE FUTURE. ))
SUPER=01-Theresa Bohon/Lens Technician;:00
SUPER=01-Dr. Rich Johnson/Ophthalmologist; :15
OUT Q=in the future
If your lenses are bothering you, you should take them out and call your eye
Johnson and Johnson will provide unmarked lenses to people who can't wear
the lenses with the A-V imprint.
TAPE#net (edit of 597-44 & 97-66)
Some local farmers are giving a little Halloween spirit to others.
Some pumpkins may not be marketable, but they still bring joy to area
families so these pumpkins are being given as a Halloween treat.
IN Q=She already
((ANGENETTE WAKER:SHE ALREADY DREW HER FACE ON ONE OF HER PUMPKINS AND HER
OTHER SISTER, SHE WANTS TO MAKE A PUMPKIN PIE OUT OF HERS))
OUT Q=out of hers
Garrett Farms provided the pumpkins for the 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.
People with tickets for last night's lotto got another chance to win.
The Virginia Lottery conducted two drawings after a machine glitch in the
And Lottery officials were ready to honor both sets of numbers.
In the first drawing, a latch on the machine wasn't closed all the way,
and a couple of the numbered balls fell out.
So a second drawing was held.
Officials say nobody won the one- million dollar jackpot in either drawing.
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Just in case your curious, the first set of winning numbers is-6, 23, 28,
36, 40, and 41.
The second set is 11, 12, 24, 30, 35, and 44.
SUPER=330-Increasing/Clouds Late/38-42/Cloudy, Rain/Developing Late/60-63;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/Till Late/40-43/Cloudy/Rain Very Late/60-64;
SUPER=332-Mostly/Clear/37-41/Increasing Clouds/Rain Late/58-62;
SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/Morning Clouds/34-37/Increasing/Clouds/60-63;
SUPER=334-Mostly/Clear/37-41/Partly Cloudy/Rain Late/58-62;
TAPE#net (edit of 97-69)
There's a new place to curl up with a good book in the Roanoke Valley.
Barnes and Noble opened its door yesterday.
The store has its own blend of Starbucks coffee and a cafe where customers
can sit down with a book, or a friend.
Store management hopes the relaxed atmosphere attracts customers.
IN Q=We do invite
((JEANETTE ARSENAULT/STORE MANAGER: WE DO INVITE OUR CUSTOMERS TO COME IN AND
BROWSE AS LONG AS THEY WOULD LIKE. WE HAVE SOFT, CUSHIONY CHAIRS FOR PEOPLE TO
COME SIT IN AND READ BOOKS FOR PEOPLE TO COME SIT IN AND READ BOOKS ALL DAY IF
THEY WOULD LIKE. ))
SUPER=01-Jeanette Arsenault/Store Manager;:00
OUT Q=would like.
Children's books were the most popular buy yesterday.
In fact, the store already sold out of two books about Halloween.
IN Q=MY SON
((MARK FRYE/BOOK LOVER: MY SON IMMEDIATELY SPOTTED THE KIDS' SECTION. HE LOVES
BOOKS AND SAW THE HALLOWEEN BOOKS OUT FRONT HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Frye/Book Lover
OUT Q=front here.
The store has more than 130-thousand titles on its shelves.
It also has a music section, complete with listening stations.
The Washington Redskins have been hurting without offensive weapons Michael
Westbrook and Terry Allen in the lineup, but there seems to be hope for this
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/August 31; :00
Terry Allen is listed as probable for this Sunday's contest at Chicago.
Allen has missed the past two games due to a Grade 1 sprain of his left
In his absence Washington has lost two in a row.
As if the Virginia Tech football team didn't have enough injury problems to
deal with this week, now the Hokies will have to get along without the man who
helps get the players well.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Last December; :00
Tech head trainer Eddie Ferrell, who has held that position for the past 20
years, is being treated for "exhaustion with depression."
Tech's team doctor Duane Lagan says Ferrell will be away from the team for an
undetermined period of time.
Along with Ferrell, at least five other key members of the Tech team will
miss Saturday's game due to injuries.
The V-H-S-L's executive committee conducted a survey of girls athletes
throughout the state yesterday to help them plot the course for the future of
girls sports in the Commonwealth.
Besides the girl's hoops vote yesterday, the V-H-S-L heard arguments from
George Washington high school officials as they appealed to have an earlier
SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00
G-W was forced to forfeit three football games this season for using an
ineligible player who lived outside the school district.
G-W officials say the student gave them a wrong address, but their appeal was
denied yesterday and their forfeits must stand.
And they may not be the only Triple-A power to miss the playoffs.
A report out of Hampton last night says the Crabbers football team is being
investigated for using an ineligible player this season.
If the allegations are true, nationally ranked Hampton will miss the playoffs
for the first time since 19-76.
TAPE#net (edit of 04:09:10)
Mike Tyson was sent to the hospital after a motorcycle accident in
Officials say the former heavyweight champ suffered broken ribs when his
motorcycle skidded as he exited a highway near Hartford.
Few other details were available about the accident, which reportedly
occurred around rush hour.
Tyson will spend the night in the hospital.
Some youngsters are profiting from their ability to stack oreos.
Several people took part in a challenge to see how many oreos they could
Two winners managed to stack 23 oreos and for that they each take home a
20-thousand dollar savings bond and a year's supply of oreo cookies.