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7E-BRAMBLETT


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The fate of accused multiple murderer Earl Bramblett is now in the hands of the jury.
The twelve member panel will decide if Bramblett is guilty or innocent of killing a Vinton family.
Keith Humphry has more from Salem.
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7Breedlove


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The charges against a former Montgomery County "teacher's aid" have been sent on to a grand jury.
Two students testified at a closed hearing yesterday that John Breedlove had sex with them in a faculty lounge bathroom at Auburn Middle and High School.
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Off the camera, the parents of one of the teens said the 25- year- old Breedlove had sex with their daughter during school hours.
Authorities say Breedlove admitted to having sex with the "then" 13- year- old girl, in September.
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Breedlove, is also accused of asking another student for oral sex.

7E-Mason-Dixon


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Good news for the Republican ticket.
Jim Gilmore's five point lead from last week has almost doubled in our latest NEWS7/Mason-Dixon poll.
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Now, 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 people undecided than last week.
But with Republican Mark Earley at 44- percent, he's still up by five points over Democrat Bill Dolan.
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7E-Fatal-Ax


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Officials are investigating a multiple car accident that took the life of one person and injured at least five others in Pittsylvania County.
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Police say 48- year- old Cheryl Dawson Sigmon of Danville was killed when she pulled out into the intersection and was struck by another car and a van both traveling in opposite directions.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your halloween forecast.
Today increasing cloudiness, highs in the lower 60's.
Tonight chance for rainy, heavy at times, lows in the 50's.
Looking ahead rain ending Saturday morning and becoming partly sunny.


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7BIRTHDAYS! November 2,1997


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SUPER=130-/11/Brandon Keith;



SUPER=130-/12/Amy Lynn Kinard;



SUPER=130-3/Drannon Altizer/Salem;



SUPER=130-11/Kasey Lyn Frith/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-7/Kara Dooley/Bedford;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/29/Tanya Johnson;


November 3, 1997

SUPER=130-72/Robert Brooks/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-19/Michael Williams/Salem;


Anniversaries:

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552-Bramblett


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A Roanoke County jury begins deliberating the fate of accused mass murderer Earl Bramblett.
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The 55- year- old drifter is accused of killing a Vinton family in August 19-94.
Prosecutors say Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two daughters were killed because Bramblett was afraid the parents would go to police with a claim that Bramblett molested one of the girls.
The defense has suggested the family was killed as retribution for an alleged link to drug dealers.
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55Breedlove


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Charges against a former teacher's aid accused of heavy sex with some of his students have been certified to a grand jury.
Yesterday two students testified at a closed hearing.
They said John Breedlove had sex with them in a faculty lounge bathroom at Auburn Middle and High School.
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Off the camera, the parents of one of the teens said 25- year- old John Breedlove had sex with their daughter during school hours.
Authorities say Breedlove admitted to having sex with the "then" 13- year- old girl, in September.
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Breedlove, who's also accused of asking another student for oral sex, is a former basketball standout at Ferrum college.

55E-Mason-Dixon


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TAPE#97-68
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The gap continues to grow in the race for governor.
Jim Gilmore's five point lead from last week has almost doubled in our latest NEWS7/Mason-Dixon poll.
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He now has 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 people undecided than last week.
But with Republican Mark Earley at 44- percent, he's still up by five points over Democrat Bill Dolan.
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55Dem-Ticket


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But Democrats are downplaying the polls.
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Beyer, Payne and 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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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: THE MARGIN STILL ISN'T NEARLY ENOUGH FOR US TO BE WORRIED ABOUT OR CONCERNED. OBVIOUSLY I'D RATHER BE AHEAD, BUT I ALSO KNOW THAT WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE ON ELECTION DAY, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO CHOOSE THEIR SCHOOLS, HEALTH CARE AND FIRE PROTECTION OVER A 45 DOLLAR TAX CUT NEXT YEAR.))
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Democrats also blamed their fundraising deficit on the out- of- state contributions Gilmore has accepted.
The Republican statewide ticket will visit Lynchburg today.
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55E-Fatal-Ax


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Police are investigating an accident that left one person dead and at least five injured in Pittsylvania County last night.
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Three cars and a van collided on Mount Cross Road near the intersection of Route 8-63.
Police say 48- year- old Cheryl Dawson Sigmon of Danville was killed when she pulled out into the intersection and was struck by another car and the van both traveling in opposite directions.
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55weather


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Be sure to have trick- or- treaters bring along the umbrellas tonight.
Increasing clouds today, with highs in the lower 60s.
Rain will be likely tonight, with lows near 50.
In the extended forecast, a chance of showers lingers through the weekend.
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8Bramblett


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After two weeks of listening to testimony and viewing the evidence, jurors will begin deciding the fate of capital murder defendant Earl Bramblett.
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The 55- year- old drifter is accused of killing a Vinton family in August 19-94.
Prosecutors say Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two daughters were killed because Bramblett was afraid the parents would go to police with a claim that Bramblett molested one of the girls.
The defense has suggested the family was killed as retribution for an alleged link to drug dealers.
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8E-Breedlove


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A grand jury will hear the case of a former Montgomery County teacher's aide facing FIVE sex charges involving young girls.
Yesterday two female students testified against the accused man in a closed hearing.
But anger at the school system compelled the parents of one of the teenage girls to speak off camera.
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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 spring.
His attorney and the Assistant Commonwealth's attorney both argued for a closed hearing.
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Breedlove, who's also accused of asking another student for oral sex, is a former basketball standout at Ferrum college.

8E-Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Jim Gilmore is riding high on favorable poll results.
The Republican candidate for Governor's five point lead from last week has nearly doubled in our latest NEWS7/Mason-Dixon poll.
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Now, 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 people undecided than last week.
But with Republican Mark Earley at 44- percent, he's still up by five points over Democrat Bill Dolan.
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8Dem-Ticket


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Meanwhile, Democrats are scoffing at political polls.
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Beyer, Payne and Dolan all took shots at 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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IN Q=the margin still isn't nearly

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: THE MARGIN STILL ISN'T NEARLY ENOUGH FOR US TO BE WORRIED ABOUT OR CONCERNED. OBVIOUSLY I'D RATHER BE AHEAD, BUT I ALSO KNOW THAT WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE ON ELECTION DAY, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO CHOOSE THEIR SCHOOLS, HEALTH CARE AND FIRE PROTECTION OVER A 45 DOLLAR TAX CUT NEXT YEAR.))
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Democrats also blamed their fundraising deficit on the out- of- state contributions Gilmore has accepted.
The Republican statewide ticket will visit Lynchburg today.
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8weather


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Time now to check the Halloween forecast--
Clouding up throughout the day, with highs in the lower 60s.
The trick-or-treaters may have to dodge some showers tonight.
Lows falling to around 50.
Looking ahead...showers possible this weekend.
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