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Verdict

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=bramblett


The jury has reached a verdict in the capital murder trial of Earl Bramblett. We'll have the verdict as soon as it becomes available.

nanny


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


The British nanny convicted of murdering the baby boy in her care has been sentenced to life in Prison.
The nineteen- year- old was sentenced to second degree murder last night in Massachusetts.
Maureen Maher is in Cambridge with the details. ***Take from Newspath-R1***
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SUPER=05-Cambridge, MA;
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SUPER=01-Deborah Eappen/Victim's Mother;
SUPER=01-Sunil Eappen/Victim's Father;
SUPER=01-Louise Woodward/Defendant;
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out Q= Back to you in the studio.
SUPER=05-Cambridge, MA;

(( LOUISE WOODWARD WAS FORMALLY SENTENCED TO LIFE IN JAIL FOR THE MURDER OF LITTLE MATTHEW EAPPEN. SHE WON'T BE ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE FOR AT LEST 15 YEARS. MAUREEN MAHER REPORTS FROM CAMBRIDGE.
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(LOCATOR: CAMBRIDGE, MASS.)


19-YEAR OLD LOUISE WOODWARD CAME TO COURT THIS MORNING KNOWING SHE WOULD GO TO JAIL, AFTER HER CONVICTION LAST NIGHT OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER. HER PARENTS SAT WHERE THEY'VE ALWAYS SAT IN THE COURTROOM, RESIGNED TO THE FACT THEIR DAUGHTER WILL STAY IN PRISON AT LEAST UNTIL HER 34TH BIRTHDAY. THE PARENTS OF BABY MATTHEW EAPPEN WERE ALSO IN COURT, HAVING GOTTEN THE JUSTICE THEY SO WANTED. THEY ADDRESSED THE COURT BEFORE SENTENCE WAS PASSED. DEBORAH EAPPEN READ THE WORDS OF MATTHEW'S BROTHER, WHO STILL DOESN'T UNDERSTAND WHY MATTY HAD TO DIE.
FOR MATTHEW'S FATHER, THERE MAY HAVE BEEN JUSTICE, BUT NO COMFORT.
THEN, LOUISE WOODWARD PROCLAIMED HER INNOCENCE ONE LAST TIME.
LOUISE WOODWARD, NEVER HURT HIM, DIDN'T DO IT)
JUDGE HILLER ZOBEL PRONOUNCED THE LIFE SENTENCE AS REQUIRED BY LAW...

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...AND LOUISE WOODWARD WAS TAKEN TO JAIL, LEAVING HER ATTORNEYS TO FIGHT HER APPEAL.

(MAHER STANDUP CLOSE, ON NEXT TUESDAY'S HEARING FOR THE DEFENSE'S MOTION TO

SET ASIDE THE VERDICT. THIS JUDGE ACTUALLY DID SET ASIDE A SIMILAR VERDICT IN 1984.))

E-Breedlove


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two female students testified in a closed hearing yesterday against a former Montgomery County teacher's aide accused of having sex with them.
The parents of one of the teenage girls to spoke 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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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


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

WALL-STREET


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=stocks


A modest rise overnight in Asian markets, sent Wall street off and running this morning with the Dow up 100 points.
It has now fallen into negative territory.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;

11:07:25
But perhaps getting more attention at the opening bell, was the bell ringer.
Chinese President Jiang Zemin was at the helm.
His controversial U-S visit has taken him to corporate America today, for meetings with the executives of I-B-M and A- T and T.
New York City's mayor and the state's Governor have chosen not to meet with Jiang.
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BUS-AX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A bus driver is dead and several children injured following a bus accident this morning in Maryland.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Easton, MD;


Police say a tractor trailor broadsided the bus in heavy fog.
The semi hit the driver's side, nearly severing the front of the bus.
Eighteen children were injured.
The extent of their injuries is not yet known.
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E-Fatal-Ax


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


And in Pittsylvania County,
An accident at a four way intersection killed one person and injured at least five.
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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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B-Mill-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=fire


A number of fire departments spent several hours battling a house fire in Boones Mill early this morning.
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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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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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E-2-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Jim Gilmore wants to be Virginia's next Governor.
But what would a Gilmore administration bring to Virginia?
Ellen Qualls has part two of our profile.
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SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
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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.
SOT TAPE ONE 01:43:33

((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 EDUCATION.))
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Gilmore's got two kids... and like Don Beyer, one of his kids goes to a private school. PREPRO
But for Virginia schools, he'd add four thousand new teachers to the elementary schools.
He'd give $2,000 college scholarships each year to students with good records.
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.
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((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."))
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Education priorities notwithstanding, all roads lead to the car tax when talking with Jim Gilmore.
Here's his proposal: PREPRO
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 short?
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.))
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On crime, he has a solid and popular record, helping George Allen abolish parole and stiffen penalties for juvenile criminals.
Pushing on his own to win prosecutors the right of appeal that criminal shave.
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.))
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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.
SOT TAPE ONE 01:41:45

((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 BELIEFS.))
RUNS=:10


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.))

E-Mason-Dixon


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


Our latest NEWS- 7/Mason-Dixon poll says Gilmore is widening his lead.
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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=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of 97-64)
GRAPHIC=Democrats


Democrats are brushing off poll the poll results.
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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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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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Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=khu
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=bramblett


A jury of 12 peers has found Earl Bramblett guilty of killing Teresa and Blaine Hodges and their two daughters.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave


Let's go to Keith Humphry at the court house with the latest.
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SUPER=@Keith1;
SUPER=05-Salem;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave




Septuplets


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 04:40:08)
GRAPHIC=NONE


The small town of Carlisle, Iowa is bracing itself for a population increase.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Carlisle, IA;


Any day now, a 29- year- old mother of one, is going to welcome the nation's first set of septuplets in the past 12 years.
Bobbi and Kenny McCaughy are awaiting the arrival their seven new wonders.
A team of 40 medical professional is on stand by to assist the family.
The expectant mother gave a statement to a spokesperson at the hospital.
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SUPER=01-Sharon Simmons/Hospital Spokesperson
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OUT Q=in good spirits."
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VO-NAT


McCaughy, who was taking fertility drugs, is NOT due until January, but doctors plan on taking the babies sometime next week.
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Mock-Election


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tja
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


Who said you have to be 18- years- old to vote?
Students at Addison Aerospace Magnet Middle School had their chance to vote for Governor today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Gary Gogerty, Computer Science teacher at the school, designed the software to allow students to select a candidate in a mock election.
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SOT=09:39:37
IN Q=The gubernatorial

((GARY GOGERTY/ COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER; THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION, AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD WAY FOR THE STUDENTS TO HAVE A CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE WHAT IT IS LIKE TO VOTE IN AN ELECTION.))
SUPER=01-Gary Gogerty/Computer Science Teacher;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=an election.
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VO-NAT


The students say the program prepares them for the " big world".
They were given the chance to vote after being educated in the policies of each candidate.
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IN Q=When I'm

((GLORIA MOYER/ STUDENT; WHEN I'M AN ADULT I JUST WON'T GO INTO THE BOX JUST FLICK SWITCHES I WILL JUST RECEIVE WHO WILL BE THE BETTER CANDIDATE AND VOTE FOR WHO I BEST THINK WILL BE BEST TO REPRESENT ME. ))
SUPER=01-Gloria Moyer/Student;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=represent me.
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VO-NAT


The students are still voting, so no word yet on their pick to lead Virginia through the next century.
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Forecasts
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Byrd


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=NONE
TAPE#GIRL-97
GRAPHIC=GIRLS HOOPS


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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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Vinton/Spartans vs. Terriers; aa:00


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.
SUPER=33-Salem/48/William Byrd/52;


Allen passes underneath to Stephanie Parnell for the for the layup.
Byrd wins it in a tight one 52-to-48.
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Volley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-10)
GRAPHIC=VOLLEYBALL


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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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Eagles vs. Knights; :00


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 15-to-11.
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 R-V-D tourney title.
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FFE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=FFE


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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Underwater-Halloween


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Happy Halloween


Many people will be out celebrating Halloween tonight, but not many will be underwater.
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VO-NAT

05:16:45
SUPER=03-Graver, NC;


Some divers in North Carolina are doing just that.
They carved their jack-o-laterns under the sea and even played basketball, using a pumpkin as a ball. (----------------)