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Coming up on News 7-
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An explosion at a factory that makes flash powder for cap guns.
A jury recommends a sentence for the man convicted of murdering a Vinton family.
Plus why were some air travellers headed for Roanoke stuck out of town?
And the anniversary of a scary classic.
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Good Evening.
Jurors have recommended the death penalty for convicted murderer Earl Bramblett.
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Bramblett was convicted last week for the 1994 murder of the Hodges family in Vinton.
F-B-I agents say anti-government writings seized from Terry Nichols' home match documents found in Timothy McVeigh's getaway car.
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Plus an explosion at a Los Angeles Toy Factory kills three people.
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Bramblett


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The jury has spoken: Earl Bramblett deserves to die.
Keith Humphry has details of the death sentence and reaction to it.
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Members of the Hodges family were grateful to the jury- -not exactly pleased with the verdict... certainly satisfied, though.
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((I DON'T TAKE ANY JOY IN HAVING ANYONE KILLED, WHETHER IT'S EARL BRAMBLETT OR NOT. BUT THEN SOMETIMES IN LIFE THERE COMES A TIME WHEN YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE. AND IF I COULD, I'D BE THE ONE TO IMPOSE THE SENTENCE.))
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Earl Bramblett had spent nearly two years plotting to kill the very family he lived with off and on for so many years.
He shot three of the family members in the head- -strangled the fourth, then doused the place with diesel fuel and set it ablaze to destroy the evidence.
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((SHORTLY AFTER THIS HAPPENED, I REALLY WASN'T SURE WE'D EVER BE ABLE TO GET IT TOGETHER TO PROVE ANYBODY GUILTY OF THIS CRIME, AND BE HONEST WITH YOU, KEITH, THE REASON I HAVE AGENT KESSEE STANDING HERE WITH ME AND I INSISTED HE COME DOWN HERE- -HE DIDN'T WANT TO- -AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, HE'S RESPONSIBLE.))
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Kessee worked the case full-time for two years, building a case against Bramblett.
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((YOU CAN TRY TO GO FOR A QUICK FIX- -IN THESE TYPE CASES, BUT IF YOU DO, THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME YOU WON'T HAVE ENOUGH TO EVER CONVICT A PERSON.))
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S/U 14:07:55 THE JUDGE WILL REVIEW THE JURY'S WORK AND FORMALLY IMPOSE THE SENTENCE ON DECEMBER 15TH. KEITH HUMPHRY, NEWS 7, SALEM.
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A Pittsylvania County firefighter died while rushing water to a fire this afternoon.
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30-year old William S-Bradner the third lost control of a fire truck as he rounded a curve on Golf Club Road around three.
Police say as Bradner's truck skidded across the road, the water in the truck also slid from side to side -- making it hard to regain control.
The truck finally flipped on the side of the road.
Bradner was thrown from the vehicle and died when the truck rolled over him.
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((D.R. DIXON/STATE TROOPER: HE WAS A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER. HE WAS OUT THERE DOING THIS ON HIS OWN TIME. HE WAS NOT GETTING PAID. IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE THING HE LOST HIS LIFE PROVIDING THAT SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.))
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A second firefighter - 17-year-old Ron Patterson-- was also thrown from the vehicle.
He is in stable condition at the Danville hospital.
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Witnesses say it sounded like a sonic bomb.
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An explosion at a toy factory in Downtown Los Angeles- killed at least three people and injured up to 25.
The blast at the Imperial Toy Corporation blew out windows of the block long building and ignited a flash type fire.
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((EVERYBODY JUST ASSUMED IT WAS AN EARTHQUAKE. WE FOUND OUT IT WAS DOWN THE STREET FROM US. ))
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The facility makes flash powder for cap guns.
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Nichols


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Prosecutors are beginning to tie Terry Nichols to convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh.
Dave Fehling has more from Denver.
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((Nichols is on trial for allegedly helping Mcveigh build the bomb. in court, the state trooper who pulled mcveigh over just after the explosion showed jurors the unique t-shirt Mcveigh wore. on the front, Abraham Lincoln, on the back, the words "the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants . An FBI agent then testified that in searching Terry Nichols house, they found articles with that same quote as well as articles critical of the government's handling of the Waco standoff- copies of those same articles were also found in a sealed envelope in McVeigh's car. Nichols lawyers pointed out that one of the articles was a letter to the editor from the Wall St. Journal... Nichols attorney: is the Wall Street journal a subversive publication. The agent replied, course not.
Also in their cross-examination, Nichol's lawyers used the state trooper to bring up their contention that there were other people, not Nichols, helping McVeigh that morning.
They asked trooper Charles Hanger, did you notice a brown pickup stopped just up the interstate from where you pulled McVeigh over? The trooper said no, he hadn't noticed.
ANDREW COHEN/LEGAL ANALYST: THE DEFENSE IS TRYING TO CREATE THIS IMAGE OF JOHN DOE NUMBER TWO FLEEING WITH TIMOTHY MCVEIGH RIGHT AFTER THE BOMBING.
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THAT JOHN DOE SUSPECT WHO WAS NEVER CAUGHT CONTINUES TO PROVIDE THE DEFENSE WITH A WAY TO SAY, MCVEIGH HAD HELP BUT HE DIDN'T GET IT FROM TERRY NICHOLS. DAVE FEHLING, CBS NEWS DENVER.))

Iraq-UN


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Still no progress in talks between a U-N envoys and Iraqi officials-
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Iraq has turned back U-N inspection teams for a third straight day, because they included Americans.
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The U-S says spy plane flights over Iraq are not negotiable and will resume next week.
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Au-Pair


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It will be at least Monday before a judge decides the case of British Au-pair Louise Woodward.
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Judge Hiller Zobel must decide whether to let the jury's verdict stand- reduce it to manslaughter or throw out the verdict altogether.
Prosecutors say the 2nd degree murder conviction was JUST for the death of 8 month old Matthew Eappen.
The defense argued there was reasonable doubt.
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There's more News 7 to come, when we return Governor elect Jim Gilmore says he's ready to run the state,
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and we'll tell you why construction at Roanoke's airport has left some travelers stranded.
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airport


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Some air travelers from Roanoke were stuck out of town today.
At least two US Airways flights into Roanoke never left Charlotte and Pittsburgh.
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The reason? the Roanoke Regional Airport is in the midst of an eight and half million dollar renovation.
The improvements shut down the main runway today-- and Airport Spokesman Mark Courtney says it will be closed part of tomorrow as well.
The US Airways flights wouldn't normally be affected, but under some conditions, The large jets can't land on the backup runway.
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Courtney says no more flights should have to be cancelled.

Post-Office


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Supporters of the historic Christiansburg post office slated to close in about two months are appealing to lawmakers.
This morning, local leaders and members of the Christiansburg Chamber of Commerce met with congressional representatives.
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They're opposed to closing the downtown facility as well as a smaller post office in nearby Cambria.
The postal service says the proper guidelines WERE followed, but opponents want lawmakers to look into it.
A new, larger, post office is now up and running near the New River Valley Mall.
In the meantime-- local officials say the postal service has committed to establishing a "contract station" in the downtown area.
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((LANCE TERPENNY/CHRISTIANSBURG TOWN MGR.:IT WILL SERVICE SOME OF THE NEEDS THAT THE DOWNTOWN AREA HAS BUT THE CONTRACT STATION, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, IS NOT GOING TO DO BULK MAIL WHICH IS A BIG ISSUE FOR THE TOWN OFFICES AS WELL AS THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND MANY BUSINESSES DOWN, BANKS AND PROFESSIONAL OFFICE BUILDINGS ALIKE, HAVE BUILT MAILINGS EVERYDAY. ))
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Over the past four days, the chamber collected more than three thousand signatures from residents opposed to closing the historic post office.
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The Science Museum of Western Virginia is off the hook.
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Carla Carter sued the Science Museum for one hundred-fifty thousand dollars, claiming negligence.
She says King Solomon the iguana bit her on the neck during a birthday party at the museum.
But Circuit Judge Jonathan Apgar said the museum was protected by immunity, which shields charities from negligence claims.
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Republicans


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Jim Gilmore stepped off the campaign trail and into the role of leader today in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls reports on the wake of his historic election.
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((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BEYER WAS KIND ENOUGH TO GIVE ME A CALL AND EXPRESS HIS BEST WISHES FOR THE FUTURE ADMINISTRATION. I THINK AT THAT POINT IT SORT OF HIT ME YOU KNOW.))
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Jim Gilmore started right off naming his new chief of staff -- campaign operative Boyd Marcus -- and saying he's eager for Virginians to get to know the new first family, including--
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((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: MY COMBINATION LABRADOR-PIT BULL SPARKY WHO WILL BE THE FIRST DOG OF VIRGINIA.))
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But the first dog Gilmore will have on his hands as governor is a General Assembly wary of his tax cut proposal.
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Gilmore's transition team is already writing up the bill, but says there won't be any surprises.
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It's Assembly Democrats who are variously now suggesting they will drastically reshape the bill or even one-up Gilmore and try to speed it through.
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STANDUP (( The irony is that eliminating the car tax first emerged as a serious proposal from Democratic state senator Charles Colgan of Manassas...
The Gilmore camp politely thanked him but said their idea was the new and improved version today.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.)) ))

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll hear some voices from Virginia's past as we have part one of our look at the writings of area Civil War wives.
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The women of the Civil War were supposed to be seen but not heard.
Now through diary accounts, we can experience what life was like for one Bedford family in the 18-hundreds. Take Fullscreen "A Woman's War"
Denise Allen takes us back in the first part of her series, A Woman's War.
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(("April 23rd, 1861, Coz and Sis came about one o'clock and spent the day. We were glad to see them. At dinner we got very much excited about the War and the defenseless condition of our state. And sister and I said a great deal about the Union men having been the cause of it and that they would have to answer for the lives it would cost Virginia....Letitia Burwell (Burrell)"
Letty is the oldest of four sisters.
She, Kate, Fan, and Rosa lived at Avenel.
The grand plantation home was built in 1838.
Sitting virtually in the middle of what was then Liberty, it was a cornerstone of the community and its matriarch, Frances Burwell or "Ole Miss," was a community leader as well.
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The Avenel Foundation only has pictures of Mrs Burwell and the youngest daughter Rosa.
But Letty's WORDS take us back to the war between the states. "Wednesday, May 15, 1861, this being the day for the Liberty companies, Captain Bowyer's and Captain Jordan's to leave, the village was in great excitement. A special train came up from Lynchburg at nine o'clock. Sister and I being the only ladies with the companies. We took our seats very quietly in the car. The platform at the depot was crowded with ladies taking leave of their brothers and husbands who they may never see again. It was a heart-rending scene, and the strongest men left with a tear in their eye."
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((JAMES ROBERTSON/CIVIL WAR SCHOLAR: THE WOMEN WERE LEFT BEHIND THE LINES THEY WERE LONELY THEY WERE UNINFORMED AND WITH THE NORTHERN BLOCKADE TIGHTENING EVERY YEAR THEIR LOT BECAME WORSE AND WORSE.))
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"Monday, July 22nd, 1861, what a day of excitement. A telegram this morning stated that yesterday there was a terrific battle at Manassas. And another dispatch in the evening said we had gained a glorious victory but had lost many gallant men; a terrible slaughter on both sides, so much confusion it was impossible to tell how many had been killed of our men or the enemy...oh, this was a horrible day for us. Although we had won the victory each heart stood still at the thought our dear ones had been killed."
Dispatches to Avenel were slow. Stories seemed to spread more quickly by word of mouth. "Tuesday, July 23rd..."In the afternoon I went to the court house where the ladies met and packed a bag with linen, lint and clothes, pillows and everything to send to Manassas to the wounded.
A number of rumors came to the village: some said from three to seven thousand of our men and from seven to 15 thousand of the enemy. It is impossible to know the truth.
...Mr Hooper who had just come from Richmond thinks that after such a defeat the Yankees will not attack us again." Stand up DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: AND OF COURSE WE KNOW THE YANKEES DID ATTACK AGAIN.
THE SOUTH, EVEN AVENEL, WAS DEVASTATED BY THE END OF THE WAR.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS SEVEN.))
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The Civil War destroyed many lives. Tomorrow you'll hear first hand accounts of the fall of Richmond and a love story that could not survive the war. Forecasts
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Most would say the Bears' season has been in the toilet since about week number three.
Well, yesterday their kicker Jeff Jaeger was in the River...the Chicago River.
As part of publicity stunt for a bank, Jaeger kicked field goals through moving goal posts on a boat.
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Imagine this scenario: You've just been named American League Manager of the year yet you're unemployed.
Such was the plight last night of former Orioles Skipper Davey Johnson.
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At about the same time he was notified about winning the honor, he was tendering his letter of resignation as skipper of the O's.
He and owner Peter Angelos just couldn't get along.
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Speculation is he may manage the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

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The Charlotte Hornets returned to the Hive last night to face the redhot Dallas Mavericks.
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Jim Cleamons' team was trying to equal its best start ever at 4-and-0.
But the Hornets' mad bombers had other plans. Dell Curry from three pointer range. He would finish with 23 points.
And four assists, one coming on this SUPER=32-Dallas/103/Charlotte/110;

dish to Glen Rice who had a game high 28 points as the Hornets win it 110-to-103.
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S-Express


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The Roanoke Express is getting some veteran help for the upcoming weekend.
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Defenseman Matt O'Dette, who has spent the first part of this season with the Saint John Flames, Roanoke's AHL affiliate, is rejoining the Express.
In 69 games for the Express last year, the 6'5, 220 pounder had 22 points with 6 goals and 16 assists.
He will add some needed size to Roanoke's line up.
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The Future of V-M-I football is being turned over to a consulting firm.
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The schools superintendent and athletic administration announced yesterday that the firm of Chuck Neinas of Boulder, Colorado will take a close look at the football program and its problems.
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V-M-I has not had a winning season since 1981 and this year's team is off to an Oh and 8 start under first year head coach Ted Cain.
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Still to come tonight, the Big South women's soccer tourney opens tomorrow at Radford University.
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And Steve Mason checks in with Hometown Hoops Weekly in the middle of district tournament week!
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S-Hoops


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Girl's high school district tournaments are in full swing this week, and that means Steve Mason is on the scene with a postseason edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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((RICHARD THRASHER:))
((Before the next level; there's the semi finals tomorrow night in Vinton. The Lady Terriers face Blacksburg. Salem plays Northside in the night cap. ((TRACY DRISCOLL:))
Robert Locusts Gretna girls are the favorites in the Dogwood District tournament. They open with host William Campbell. Altavista and Tunstall battle in the second game. at 19 and 2; Bassett is the favorite in the Piedmont district tournament. The Lady bengals play Laurel Park and then give way to martinsville/Magna Vista. ((LISA BLACK:))
In single A; Allen Cantrell's Floyd County Lady Buffaloes and Brian Harvey's Glenvar team are on a collision course for a 3-Rivers tournament championship showdown. Both believe a state title could be in the cards. ((KATRINA WILLIAMS:))
In the Pioneer tourney; bath County and James River hook up. Many eyes will be on the Parry McCluer Fighting Blues as they try and keep their undefeated district record alive in their semi final game. ((MARK MELTON:))
The Mountain Empire tournament semi's favor Fort Chiswell and Galax; but never count Narrows out of the mix.))
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It was a couple days late for Halloween, but vampire fans celebrated a literary milestone this weekend in Transylvania.
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Hundreds of foreigners flocked to Count Dracula's castle Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of Bram Stoker's novel.
Many of the partiers were from the U-S, England and Ireland.
Arriving in fancy dress, the revellers were fortified with a local vodka known as Dracula Spirits and protected with cloves of garlic.
They danced the night away at Dracula's eery Bran Castle in the Transylvanian mountains. Stoker was a theater manager when he wrote the book.
His story of Dracula was loosely based on the brutal life of Romanian Prince Vlad (Tep-is) Tepes
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and the emerging vampire tales of central Europe.

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