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nanny

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Massachusetts jury has found British au pair Louise Woodward guilty of Second degree murder and today she'll be sentenced.
Lee Cowan is in Cambridge with the latest. ***Take from Newspath-R1***
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;
SUPER=05-Cambridge, MA;
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Cambridge, MA; :00
SUPER=02-Louis Woodward; :14
SUPER=01-Gerard Leone/Prosecutor;:45
SUPER=01-Barry Scheck/Defense Attorney; 1:22
RUNS=2:02
OUT Q= Cambridge
SUPER=05-Cambridge, MA;

(((( NATSND WOODWARD CRYING ))
THE WORD GUILTY PIERCED THE QUIET OF THIS CAMBRIDGE COURTROOMAND SHATTERED AN OTHERWISE STRONG 19 YEAR OLD.HER 8-MONTH NIGHTMARE HAD ONLY JUST BEGUN.

(( SOT LOUISE WOODWARD ))

"Why are they doing this to me.I didn't do anything"
HER DEFENSE TEAM...PAYED FOR BY THE NANNY AGENCY THAT SENT HER TO AMERICA.TRIED IN VAIN TO SILENCE HER SOBS HER PARENTS SAT STONED FACED AND MOTIONLESS ONLY A FEW FEET BEHIND THEIR DAUGHTER. OUT OF COMPASSION..THE JUDGE WHO NORMALLY WOULD HAVE SENTENCED HER ON THE SPOT...MOVED THE LAST STEP IN THIS TRIAL UNTIL THIS MORNING. LOUISE WOODWARD WILL BE IN HER EARLY 30'S BEFORE BECOMING ELIGABLE FOR PAROLE.

(( SOT GERARD LEONE/PROSECUTOR ))


IN THE MOMENTS BEFORE THE VERDICT WAS READ... DEFENSE ATTORNEY BARRY SCHECK, SEEMED TO KNOW THE WORST WAS ABOUT TO COME...BREATHING HEAVILY, HIS HEAD IN HIS HANDS.
HE HAD GAMBLED WITH AN ALL OR NOTHING VERDICT AT THE REQUEST OF WOODWARD HERSELF APPARENTLY CONFIDENT THIS JURY OF 9 WOMEN AND THREE MEN WOULD AGREE SHE DID NOTHING TO HARM LITTLE MATTHEW EAPPEN THE MORNING OF FEBRUARY 4TH. BUT SHE WAS WRONG AND ACCORDING TO HER ATTORNEYS SO WAS THE JUSTICE SYSTEM ITSELF.

(( SOT BARRY SCHECK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY ))


(( COWAN STANDUP )) "Matthew Eappen's parents were not in the courtroom for the verdict they watched it on TV like so many others both here and across the ocean in England.they say they were satisfied.many others are still getting over the shock. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Cambridge.))

E-BRAMBLETT


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHU
TAPE#97-72
GRAPHIC=BRAMBLETT


This morning 12 jurors will begin sorting through the evidence as they decide whether Earl Bramblett killed Teresa and Blaine Hodges and their two daughters.
Keith Humphry has more from Salem.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Don Lincoln/DEA Agent; :25
SUPER=@Keith1; 1:12
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=News 7 Salem


Breedlove


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-71)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two students testified at a closed hearing yesterday that a former Montgomery County "teacher's aid" had sex with them in a faculty lounge bathroom at Auburn Middle and High School.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


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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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


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.

5-OTB


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#597-40
GRAPHIC=betting


Tuesday's ballot will include a question on whether there should be an off-track betting center in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday, a group of current and former city council members said the center would hurt Roanoke's economy.
Its charge: Any money raised in Roanoke will be sent to Colonial Downs, a race track in New Kent County.
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SOT 10:36:07
IN Q=The hook of reality is

((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THE HOOK OF REALITY IS THAT FOR ALL OF THE MONEY THAT'S BET IN A BETTING PARLOR, 90 PERCENT GOES TO BETTING INTERESTS AND COLONIAL DOWNS. ))
SUPER=01-Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=colonial downs.
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VO-NAT


Race track officials say that's just not the case.
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SOT 15:43:48
IN Q= Eighty percent

((TOMMY ATKINSON/COLONIAL DOWNS: EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE MONEY STAYS WITH THE PEOPLE WHO BET IT. SO AGAIN, THAT'S MONEY THAT STAYS IN THE COMMUNITY. ))
SUPER=01-Tommy Atkinson/Colonial Downs
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=sO TO SPEAK.
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VO-NAT


Atkinson says the betting center would also add 100 jobs to the area.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE

Microwave Roanoke


SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=13-Lisa Soltis/Roanoke Parks and Recreation;
SUPER=13-Mary Knapp/Roanoke Jaycees;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;


Stocks
Comm#2


E-Mason-Dixon


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


Another poll is putting Jim Gilmore ahead of Don Beyer.
In our latest NEWS- 7/Mason-Dixon poll Gilmore's lead has almost doubled from last week.
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VO-NAT


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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Dem-Ticket


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of 97-64)
GRAPHIC=Democrats


Democrats told their supporters in Lynchburg that political polls don't mean a thing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


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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SOT 04:01:20
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.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=tax cut next year.
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VO-NAT


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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All election day results will be listed on the W-D-B-J-seven web page
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and for the latest results tune in to W-D-B-J-seven for our special report and updates throughout the night.
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2-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Bramblett


Jury deliberations are set to begin this morning in the Earl Bramblett Capital murder trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


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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E-Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


One person is dead and at least five injured after three cars and a van collided at a four way intersection in Pittsylvania County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Police say 48- year- old Cheryl Dawson Sigmon of Danville was killed when she pulled out into the intersection of Mount Cross Road and 8-63.
Her vehicle was struck by another car and a van both traveling in opposite directions.
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5-Milk-Campaign


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=597-41
GRAPHIC=farming


Some farmers aren't as happy with the "Got Milk" media blitz as you might think.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Shoppers can now find "Got Milk" reminders on items including bananas and fruit drinks in their grocery stores.
One local dairy farmer went out of business and auctioned off his cows-- today he says even with the ads it's too hard to make a profit.
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SOT 12.33.45 - 12.33.56
IN Q=How difficult is

((BOBBY HUBBARD/DAIRY FARMER: How difficult is the business now compared to say '78 or '79? IT COST YOU DOUBLE TO OPERATE NOT THAN WHAT IT DID THEN AND YOU GET THE SAME PRICES FOR YOUR MILK.))
SUPER=01-Bobby Hubbard/Dairy Farmer; :03
RUNS=:11
OUT Q= for your milk.
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VO-NAT


Dairy farmers say they benefit from the "Got Milk" ads only if the campaign makes significant gains.
The State Milk Commission reports the number of dairy farmers in Virginia continues to decline.
In 19-96 there were 11-hundred-70.... This year already, at least 30 dairy farmers folded.
The national numbers are also dropping-- even though production has increased three percent.
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Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#MR-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave Roanoke
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



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SOT
IN Q=The controversy
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
SUPER=18-"Seven Years in Tibet"-Tristar; :12
SUPER=18-Anna's Grade "A-"; :31
RUNS=:38
OUT Q=are absolutely beautiful


(( The controversy over Heinrich Harrar, the central character in "Seven Years in Tibet" has overshadowed a fascinating story told with epic scope and great cinematography.
Brad Pitt plays Harrar, and Austrian mountain climber captured by the British in World War II who escapes from a prisoner of war camp in India and finds sanctuary in Tibet. There he befriends the young Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.
Pitt is convincing as Harrar and the young man who plays the Dalai Lama is excellent. "Seven Years in Tibet" gets an A-. It is long, slow moving at times and tries to cover too much ground but parts of it are absolutely beautiful.)) Steve Live

Double boxes=spa & kmc
(Toss to Kimberly)


AU-PAIR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A jury in Cambridge, Massachusetts has found Louise Woodward guilty of second degree murder in the death of an eight-month old by left in her care.
The 19- year- old british teenager is expected to be sentenced this morning.
She faces life in prison, with a chance of parole in 15 years.
Lee Cowan is in Cambridge with the latest. ***Take from Newspath-R1***
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;
SUPER=05-Cambridge, MA;
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Cambridge, MA; :00
SUPER=29-Louis Woodward; :14
SUPER=01-Gerard Leone/Prosecutor;:45
SUPER=01-Barry Scheck/Defense Attorney; 1:22
RUNS=2:02
OUT Q=cambridge
SUPER=05-Cambridge, MA;

(((( NATSND WOODWARD CRYING ))
THE WORD GUILTY PIERCED THE QUIET OF THIS CAMBRIDGE COURTROOMAND SHATTERED AN OTHERWISE STRONG 19 YEAR OLD.HER 8-MONTH NIGHTMARE HAD ONLY JUST BEGUN.

(( SOT LOUISE WOODWARD ))

"Why are they doing this to me.I didn't do anything"
HER DEFENSE TEAM...PAYED FOR BY THE NANNY AGENCY THAT SENT HER TO AMERICA.TRIED IN VAIN TO SILENCE HER SOBS HER PARENTS SAT STONED FACED AND MOTIONLESS ONLY A FEW FEET BEHIND THEIR DAUGHTER. OUT OF COMPASSION..THE JUDGE WHO NORMALLY WOULD HAVE SENTENCED HER ON THE SPOT...MOVED THE LAST STEP IN THIS TRIAL UNTIL THIS MORNING. LOUISE WOODWARD WILL BE IN HER EARLY 30'S BEFORE BECOMING ELIGABLE FOR PAROLE.

(( SOT GERARD LEONE/PROSECUTOR ))


IN THE MOMENTS BEFORE THE VERDICT WAS READ... DEFENSE ATTORNEY BARRY SCHECK, SEEMED TO KNOW THE WORST WAS ABOUT TO COME...BREATHING HEAVILY, HIS HEAD IN HIS HANDS.
HE HAD GAMBLED WITH AN ALL OR NOTHING VERDICT AT THE REQUEST OF WOODWARD HERSELF APPARENTLY CONFIDENT THIS JURY OF 9 WOMEN AND THREE MEN WOULD AGREE SHE DID NOTHING TO HARM LITTLE MATTHEW EAPPEN THE MORNING OF FEBRUARY 4TH. BUT SHE WAS WRONG AND ACCORDING TO HER ATTORNEYS SO WAS THE JUSTICE SYSTEM ITSELF.

(( SOT BARRY SCHECK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY ))


(( COWAN STANDUP )) "Matthew Eappen's parents were not in the courtroom for the verdict they watched it on TV like so many others both here and across the ocean in England.they say they were satisfied.many others are still getting over the shock. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Cambridge.))

Bramblett


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bramblett


Deliberations begin today in Earl Bramblett's capital murder trial in Roanoke County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The 55- year- old drifter is accused of killing a family of four in August 19-94.
Prosecutors say Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two daughters were killed because Bramblett feared 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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B-Mill-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=fire


An overnight house fire on 2-20 in Boones Mill kept neighboring fire departments busy for several hours.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boones Mill;


Police say a psychic palm and card reader lived in the house.
She and her husband were at home when the blaze broke out.
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SOT 35:39
IN Q=it was reported

((it was reported...for treatment ))
SUPER=01-Claude Webster/Franklin Co. Emergency Ser.;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=for treatment
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VO-NAT


The couple's two children were staying with their grandparents.
Heavy flames and smoke destroyed the upper section of the house.
The stairway was burned out, making entry difficult for firefighters.
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Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE

Microwave Roanoke

SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=13-Paul Hartle/Effects Specialist;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



Double Boxes=SPA & MEL
(Toss to Melanie)


2-E-BRAMBLETT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHU
TAPE#97-72
GRAPHIC=BRAMBLETT


A jury will begin deliberating the fate of accused murderer Earl Bramblett this morning.
Bramblett is accused of killing a Vinton family of four.
Keith Humphry has more from Salem.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Don Lincoln/DEA Agent; :25
SUPER=@Keith1; 1:12
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=News 7 Salem


E-Breedlove


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=NONE


A judge sent five sex charges against a former Montgomery County teacher's aide to a grand jury.
Two female students testified in a closed hearing yesterday against a man accused of having sex with them.
But anger at the school system compelled the parents of one of the teenage girls to speak off camera.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


The couple says 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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SOT
IN Q=These cases

(( ))
SUPER=01-Tony Anderson/Breedlove's Attorney; :
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=as well.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Breedlove, who's also accused of asking another student for oral sex, is a former basketball standout at Ferrum college.

2-E-Mason-Dixon


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


With election day just days away, Jim Gilmore has momentum behind him.
His five point lead from last week almost doubled in our latest NEWS7/Mason-Dixon poll.
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VO-NAT


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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All election day results will be listed on the W-D-B-J-seven web page
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Wipe to Election 97 fullscreen-essC
and for the latest results tune in to W-D-B-J-seven for our special report and updates throughout the night.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NHL


In sports,
The Anaheim Mighty Ducks scored a goal in every period en route to a 3-to-0 win over Boston.
For yesterday's scores from the ice, let's take a look at the scores boards.
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SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-j/Anaheim/3//Boston/0////N.Y. Rangers/3/j/N.Y. Islanders/5///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-/Vancouver/1/j/New Jersey/8///j/Ottawa/5//Florida/2///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0103-/St. Louis/2//Colorado/2//Tie in

Overtime/j/Calgary/4//Phoenix/2///;
SUPER=X5020;
SUPER=0101-j/N. Carolina #5/16//Ga. Tech/13//Jackets At UVa Next Week/;
RUNS=:28

(-------------) OUT Q=......LAST SCORE."