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He had no heart problems- -but a blow to the chest is what killed Lee Cook on the football field.
We've got the medical examiner's report for you on NEWS 7 at SIX.
And it's an unsolved murder committed during the time Earl Bramblett lived in South Carolina.
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ANCHOR=Keith


They're exchanging forensic evidence between here and there to see if there's a connection. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Cavs and Hokies face difficult conference games this coming weekend, Dale Jarrett has a week off to prepare for one final run at Jeff Gordon.
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And the Redskins and Sean Gilbert just can't get it together, as the big lineman says no thanks to playing in DC this season.
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Cook


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=None


A blow to the chest killed Pulaski County football player Lee Cook last month.
But it wasn't anyone's fault.
The medical examiner says Cook was the victim of a rare occurrance that occasionally kills young athletes.
Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Microwave


Eric Earnhart joins us from Victory Stadium to explain what happened.
Live=Eric Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Eric1;
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Keith There was nothing wrong with Lee Cook... no drugs, no steriods, and no medical problems...
And there was nothing wrong with the block that took him down.
It was all a matter of timing.
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((Lee Cook was hit in the chest between heart-beats... during a split second period of time when the heart re-charges itself electrically.
The impact, at that exact moment, caused a condition called Commotio Cordis. It scrambles the heart's electrical signals, causing the heart to beat irregularly and then stop.

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((DR. DAVID OXLEY/CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER; IT'S VERY SUDDEN, SOME CASES ARE RECUSSITATED, MOST AREN'T. HOW DO YOU DIAGNOSIS IT? YOU RULE OUT EVERYTHING ELSE. ))
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Lee Cook had no heart problems, no physical problems at all, and Oxley found no drugs, alcohol or steroids in his system.
Oxley says, while tragic, Commotio Cordis is rare, and parents of student athletes should NOT be overly concerned.

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((DR. DAVID OXLEY/CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER; THE ODDS OF IT HAPPENING ARE SO INFREQUENT THAT, NO, I WOULD SAY, IN TERMS OF THE ORGANIZED SPORTS PROGRAMS, IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED A LOT ABOUT. ))))
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Tech-Death


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech students are trying to cope with the death of a fellow classmate.
Sophomore Melinda Somers was from Arlington, a communications major who wrote for the student paper. News 7's Tonya Flory has more.
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((When a newspaper carrier found 18-year old Melinda Marie Somers' body in the grass in front of Slusher Hall Saturday morning, he thought it was some kind of a Halloween prank. Somers and a group of friends had been out drinking Halloween night and had all come back to the dorm room together to spend the night.
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((MIKE JONES/VA TECH POLICE CHIEF:THREE ON THE FLOOR AND HER ROOMMATE IN HER BED SOMETIME SHORTLY AFTER 4 O'CLOCK. WE BELIEVE PRIOR TO 6:15 MINDY ROLLED OVER OFF HER BED. THE WINDOW WAS AT SUCH AN ANGLE THAT SHE INADVERTENTLY HIT THE GLASS, SLIPPED AND WENT RIGHT OUT THE WINDOW))
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Virginia Tech police believe after a night of heavy drinking, Somers was unaware of her surroundings when she rolled out of the window and dropped 90 feet to her death...and no one in the room woke up.
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((CATHRYN GOREE/DEAN OF STUDENTS:STUDENT DRINKING IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM ON EVERY COLLEGE CAMPUS, INCLUDING VA TECH...VERY SERIOUSLY))
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An engineering review is underway to prevent future occurences like this.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VA TECH PR: NO ONE CAN CONSTRUE THIS THING TO BE OTHER THAN A BIZARRE AND FREAK ACCIDENT OF EXTREMELY UNFORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCES))
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A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday at 10-am at the Chapel on campus...and counseling is set up to help student deal with the death...Tonya Flory, News 7.))

Buchanan


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court


In 1987, an Amherst County jury sentenced him to die for the murders of his father, stepmother and two stepbrothers.
But Douglas Buchanan's legal battle continues... today it went before the nation's highest court.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( 28- year- old Douglas Buchanan came within about four hours of being executed last April when a last- minute appeal took hold with the U.S. Supreme Court.
He'd been sentenced to die for the 1987 murders of four family members in their Amherst County home.
After hearing two days of testimony about Buchanan's troubled childhood and psychological problems, the jury opted to give Buchanan the death penalty anyway.
The question the Supreme Court has to decide is whether that jury was properly instructed to consider those mitigating circumstances.
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((GERALD ZERKIN/BUCHANAN ATTORNEY: THE ARGUMENT FROM OUT STANDPOINT IS WHETHER OR NOT IT'S SUFFICIENT TO GIVE A JURY AN INSTRUCTION, A CAPITAL SENTENCING JURY, THAT DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT MITIGATION AT ALL. OUR POSITION IS OF COURSE YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM SOMETHING ABOUT IT, SO THEY HAVE SOME IDEA OF WHAT THEY'RE DOING AND WHY THEY'RE DOING IT.))
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The attorneys who argued that original case.. prosecutor Ed Meeks and defense attorneys Gordon Poindexter and Sam Eggleston attended the Supreme Court hearing.
Meeks says the jury DID consider Buchanan's background.. and it didn't matter.
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((ED MEEKS/BUCHANAN CASE PROSECUTOR: MR. POINDEXTER AND MR. EGGLESTON AND I TOLD THEM THEY COULD CONSIDER ANYTHING. IN THEIR WRITTEN INSTRUCTION THEY WERE TOLD THEY HAD TO CONSIDER MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES AND I THINK IT'S LUDICROUS TO SAY THEY NEVER CONSIDERED MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES.))
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A decision from the high court may not come down for several months.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Washington.))

1-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-72, 97-73
GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett


When Earl Bramblett was growing up in Texas, his family was so poor they didn't even have a clock. His sister says the kids had to guess when it was time to go to school.
Her tearful testimony today was designed to spare him a death sentence in the murder of the Hodges family.
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Earl was the youngest of five children growing up in a two- room house in Texas.
His sister, Beverly, told the jury that their mother was an alcoholic, that Earl was reduced to looking for his mother in bars.
Earl attended college on a sports scholarship but never graduated.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Earl Bramblett


She said their parents were very strict, devoid of emotion.
The prosecution put on two women who said Bramblett molested them as teenagers.
Another woman testified Bramblett was so upset with her for talking with police, he threatened to kill her.
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Bramblett could also become a suspect in a murder in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Dana Satterfield was killed when Bramblett lived in Spartanburg County.
Virginia State Police began the process TODAY of exchanging forensic evidence with South Carolina authorities to determine whether Bramblett can be eliminated as a suspect in the Satterfield case.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Earl Bramblett


Because Bramblett has not been charged in THAT case or in the disappearance of two girls in Bedford County in the early 1980's, the jury in this case doesn't know about either one.

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ANCHOR=Keith
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There are some big plans in store for the grand old Masonic Temple building in Danville. That story is coming up on News 7 at Six.
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And it's all come down to these last few hours for the candidates for governor--we'll take you to the "Day Before" rallies.
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


In just over 24 hours, Virginians will have selected their course for the next four years.
The candidate with the edge in the polls is back where he officially kicked off his campaign six months ago.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/StarLink


Ellen Qualls is with Jim Gilmore.
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Beyer


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WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=None


If the polls are an accurate reflection of the Governor's race, Don Beyer needs both high-powered help and grassroots enthusiasm to carry the day.
Today, he turned to the Commander in Chief.
Double Boxes=Ellen and Joe/State Microwave


Joe Dashiell is in capitol square tonight.
Live=Joe Full/State Microwave
SUPER=@Joe1;
SUPER=05-Richmond;


Ellen, Election eve has carried Don Beyer from Roanoke to Richmond, but it was the stop in between, in Alexandria, where President Clinton weighed in with his own view of the Virginia Governor's race.
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President Clinton says the large number of undecided voters means that many are still weighing the merits of the Gilmore's plan to eliminate the car tax.
Clinton says he believes common sense will win out.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
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Masonic-Temple


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-70
GRAPHIC=None


Two developers are daydreaming in Danville ...
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with plans to refurbish the city's first skyscraper.
Scott Burton and Britt Whitney bought the Masonic Temple today for 650-thousand-dollars -- the first new owners in more than a century.
On the eleventh floor -- grand medieval-style rooms....
and a 160-seat art deco theater with balconies and chandeliers.
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((BRITT WHITNEY/HISTORIC DEVELOPER: CULTURALLY IT SEEMS RIPE -- THE PEOPLE ARE GOOD HERE. THE PEOPLE HAVE TIME, THE PEOPLE ARE GENTLE -- THEY'RE PROGRESSIVE. I CAN SEE DOWNTOWN WANTING TO RE-ESTABLISH ITSELF AS A CENTER -- AS A CULTURAL CENTER. WE'RE HOPING TO DO THAT.))
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The new owners are conjuring up images of ballrooms, community theaters and a restaurant to revitalize downtown Danville.
They say they will make no changes -- only restore the beauty of this "castle in the clouds".
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, Gilbert says no to the Skins, Jarrett closes in on Gordon's back bumper, and the Cavs crack the Terps shells,
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now they hope to wreck Georgia Tech in a battle of two teams desperately needing a win to keep their bowl hopes alive.
Steve Mason has more from Charlottesville tonight in sports.
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S-Virginia


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#vf97-1
GRAPHIC=uva fb


It's November, and you don't have to tell UVa fans that often means time for a late season collapse by the Cavs.
But after blanking Maryland, Steve Mason says all signs indicate the UVa won't be a wreck against Georgia Tech this Saturday.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF97-1
GRAPHIC=TECH


The Hokies already have clinched a bowl bid, but in order to keep pace with Syracuse for the Big East alliance invitation they must beat an improving Miami team this Saturday.
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((MARCUS PARKER/VA. TECH FULLBACK:))
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S-NFL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=NFL


The Steelers and Chiefs are in the Monday night spotlight this evening as they meet in Kansas City.
And speaking of the spotlight,
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Ever since the NFL draft former UVa linebacker Jamie Sharper has been getting plenty of attention as a rookie starter with the Baltimore Ravens.
But last night younger brother Darren
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stole some of the attention. The rookie defensive back from William & Mary got the game winning TD as he picked off this Scott MItchell pass and returned it 50 yards for a TD in the Packers 20-to-10 win.
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S-Redskins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS97-1
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS


The Redskins get the Lions this coming Sunday, but they won't be getting holdout Sean Gilbert.
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Last December; :00


Gilbert says he will not meet with the Redskins before tomorrow 4pm deadline.
Gilbert is designated a franchise player and if he doesn't end his holdout and sign with the Skins by then he cannot play the rest of the year.
He wants $4 and half million a season, the Redskins are offering four a year.
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S-Jarrett


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-37
GRAPHIC=GORDON


Winston Cup points leader Jeff Gordon and the rest of the circuits drivers are taking a week off to catch their breath before the season finale in Atlanta on November 16th.
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SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/Yesterday; :00


A shredded tire cost a Gordon a top 10 finish yesterday and a whole bunch points.
Yesterday's winner Dale Jarrett is now just 77 points behind Gordon with one to go.
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((DALE JARRETT/77 POINTS BEHIND IN POINTS RACE:))
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
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TAPE#Promo


Education funding has been a big issue in the 23rd District race--and coming up later tonight we'll profile both candidates.
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Republican incumbent Preston Bryant is the youngest member of the House of Delegates, while Democratic challenger Jimmy Feinman is the son of a well known Lynchburg businessman.
It's been an often bitter battle between the two--
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Talent=Keith

(ad lib byes) Steve Smallshaw will talk with both, tonight on News 7 at 11.