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ANCHOR=Keith

Jurors in the Bramblett murder case may have heard a lot of evidence, but they didn't hear this.
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On NEWS 7 at SIX tonight:
We'll take you inside the Hodges house- -a crime scene carefully staged to mimic the stories in some cheap detective magazine.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And the state's second largest tire dump. It's right in Roanoke County. We'll take you there, too. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, another edition of Roundhouse wrapup from the Express is in store for us plus, we'll see what MIami thinks about playing the Hokies.
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And check in with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets who must find a way to stop Aaron Brooks this Saturday in Charlottesville.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
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Scattered showers will highlight the forecast into Saturday afternoon. Details just ahead.

Bramblett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-72
GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett


Did Earl Bramblett really kill those people?
A Roanoke County jury convicted him of killing an entire family.
Though jurors sat through three weeks of evidence, they never saw what we're about to show you.
Police will tell you Bramblett did it "by the book."
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SUPER=01-Helen Akers/Missing Girl's Mother; 1:42
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THIS book- -a pulp periodical called "Front Page Detective."
It was seized from Bramblett's motel room. The magazine came out ten days before the Hodges family was murdered.
Police believe Bramblett selected bits and pieces from various articles in the magazine to set the stage at the Hodges house. The family allowed us inside for the first time this week.
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SOT 13:55:15 Kessee
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((IT'S REWARDING TO SEE THE HODGES AND THE FULCHER FAMILY FINALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THEIR LOVED ONES.))
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The magazine was introduced as evidence... it's significance never explained... until now.
One article profiles a murder on August 29th- -the day the Hodges were found dead in their home.
Another refers to a note about a "family emergency." Authorities believe Bramblett forced Teresa Hodges to post notes on the door about a family emergency to warn off visitors.
There's an article about setting fire to destroy the evidence.
The same one refers to kerosene splashed all over a woman's body- -just what Bramblett did to Teresa Hodges.
Her charred body was found face down on the living room couch- -her feet sticking up in the air, just like a woman in the magazine.
The master bedroom was made to look like it had been ransacked, "searched thoroughly and left a mess," just as it was in the Hodges house.
Blaine Hodges body was covered with a curtain- -again mimicking the magazine.
Bramblett may even have gotten the idea of ditching evidence in the dumpster behind the sign company where he worked from one of the stories.
Many people believe this was not the first time Bramblett committed a crime involving young girls.
Helen Akers' daughter Tammy disappeared in 1976. She's afraid she'll never know what happened.
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((BUT I BELIEVE THAT EARL WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO TAMMY TO WHERE HE PROBABLY KNOWS WHAT DID HAPPEN OR PERHAPS WHERE HER BODY IS.))
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Tammy Lynn Akers was one of several teenaged girls who worked for Bramblett at the sign shop on Fifth Street.
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((I JUST WANT TO KNOW THAT I HAVE MY BABY'S REMAINS BACK IN A PLACE WHERE I KNOW WHERE THEY ARE.:09AND THAT IS MY PLEA TO HIM, AND IF HE SEES THIS I HOPE HE ANSWERS.))
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About ten days after police had locked up the Hodges house... they found this on the doorstep. Earl Bramblett often refered to 11-year old Winter Hodges as his "Angel Doll." ))

Firetruck-Folo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


The Pittsylvania County firefighter who died yesterday had a five year old son and plans to marry in two weeks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tunstall;


30-year-old Sam Bradner was rushing water to a nearby fire when he lost control of the fire truck he was driving.
The vehicle veered from side to side before the truck flipped over and killed him.
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SOT 3:02:13
IN Q=Sam was a dedicated volunteer

((KENNETH HUDSON/CHIEF: SAM WAS A DEDICATED VOLUNTEER. HE LOVED THE DEPARTMENT. HE'D COME TO ANY ACTIVITY WE HAD AND GIVE US ONE HUNDRED PERCENT.))
SUPER=01-Kenneth Hudson/Chief;
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OUT Q=one hundred percent
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His fellow Tunstall volunteer firefighters say they are a family -- struggling with a tragedy that could have happened to any of them.
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IN Q=It brings home

((PAUL TUCKER/FIREFIGHTER: IT BRINGS HOME WE NEED TO MAKE CHANGES SOMETIME AND JUST BE EXTRA CAREFUL. MAKE SURE WE WANT TO GET TO THE SCENE AND DO WHAT WE DO WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING THAT MIGHT CREATE A SECOND ACCIDENT.))
SUPER=01-Paul Tucker/Firefighter;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=second accident
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A grief counselor will talk to the unit members tonight -- and the community is invited.
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Tire-Dump


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-69
GRAPHIC=None


Virginia's second largest tire dump is in Roanoke County.
The Department of Environmental Quality labels it a hazard.
County officials are warning the landowner to dispose of the tires before it's too late.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


If the estimated three million tires caught fire it would not only dump petroleum-based run off into Back Creek and the Roanoke River, it would also emit toxic fumes.
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IN Q=The best thing

((ED KEELING:THE BEST THING WE CAN DO IS JUST SELL OUT AND LEAVE. "WHO ARE YOU GOING TO SELL IT TO, THE COUNTY?" I DON'T KNOW WHO WE'RE GOING TO SELL IT TOO))
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OUT Q=sell it to
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The county has been to court with Keeling to get him to clear the tires, but there are still legal hurdles.
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IN Q=Is it legal

((IS IT LEGAL? NO. YOU CAN GET JUDGEMENTS AGAINST MR. KEELING...LET'S TRY TO ACHIEVE A SOLUTION TO CLEAN UP THE SIGHT))
SUPER=01-Paul Mahoney/Roanoke Co. Attorney; (wait for super, after cutaway)
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OUT Q=up the sight.
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The cleanup costs could reach as high as six- million dollars and may be passed on to Roanoke County taxpayers.
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Goodyear


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


The future of Goodyear in Danville could rest on a union vote that is now underway.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Caswell Co., NC


Workers are deciding whether the plant should operate on a continuous cycle.
That would mean working on Sundays -- right now the employees have the option of refusing a Sunday shift.
Workers say it would also mean 12-hour days without overtime pay.
But managers say they can NOT keep up with tire orders now, and the plant could close if Danville employees refuse to go continuous.
Goodyear is the second largest employer in the Danville area, with 21 hundred workers.
Union votes will be counted tonight.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Yet another warning from Cox Communications to those who are receiving cable illegally. We'll have an update on the company's amnesty program, coming up on News 7 at Six.
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And Denise Allen has another installment of "A Woman's War". Tonight, a personal account of the fall of Richmond.
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2-Woman's-War


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-83
GRAPHIC=A Woman's War

**Note Anchor Tag**
The women of the antebellum plantation, Avenel, were well educated and even published.
As Denise Allen explains in the second part of A Women's War, the writings of Kate Burwell (Burrell) Take Fullscreen "A Woman's War" Bowyer (Boy-er) and Letitia Burwell take us through a family tragedy and the fall of Richmond.
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(("In the beginning of course our larders were well stored and our barns filled so that it was hard to believe a day of scarcity could ever come to us; and no household had a higher pleasure than showering upon it soldiers every luxury in the eating department that Virginia culinary lore could suggest...Kate Burwell Bowyer, "A Woman's Story of the War."
As the battles raged, the south weakened.
But still life went on back home.
Fan, called the flower of Avenel, married her longtime love, Jimmy Breckenridge on March 4th, 1862, but tragedy loomed.
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((SUSAN OVERSTREET/AVENEL FOUNDATION: WHEN SHE WENT TO VISIT JIMMY AT GORDONSVILLE SHE CONTRACTED TYPHOID FEVER AND DIED JUST FOUR MONTHS AFTER THEIR MARRIAGE.))
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"Friday, May 2nd, 1862, Felt very sad about the war and more like giving up our cause as lost than ever before; it seems so utterly hopeless for us to attempt to hold Richmond, and if the Yankees get possession of that city it would seem that our cause was about gone....Letitia Burwell"
And her sister Kate Bowyer remembers the actual fall of Richmond, this way, in her article, "A Woman's Story of the War." "...It was like the shock of an earthquake when General Lee's lines were first found to be breaking up around Richmond. My husband hurriedly packed us up and, pushing our way through the streets, succeeded in thrusting us into one of the last remaining trains which left Richmond, before its evacuation."
Kate's brother-in-law, Jimmy Breckenridge, was still a soldier in the war, but devastated by his wife, Fan's death, he fought each battle recklessly.
Then in 1865 at the battle at Dinwiddie Court House he joined his love.
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((OVERSTREET: HE KNEW THERE WAS NO WAY HE COULD HOLD BACK. HE KNEW HE WAS GOING TO DIE. AS THEY WERE RETREATING HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED AND LEFT THERE.))
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OUT Q=AND LEFT THERE


The war had left the south and Avenel in ruins.
And after fighting in the war, William Burwell left his Bedford home and did not return until he was on his death bed more than 20 years later.
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SOT AVENEL 10/28/97 1 19:04:16
IN Q=FOOD WAS SCARCE

((OVERSTREET: FOOD WAS SCARCE, MONEY WAS SCARCE AND THEY WERE COLD AND YOU CAN REALLY GET MORE AND MORE INTO THE FAMILY. YOU CAN NOT JUST FEEL THEY'RE PEOPLE ON THE PAGE, THEY COME ALIVE.))
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OUT Q=THEY COME ALIVE
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SOT avenel 10/28/97 2 19:36:42
IN Q=THEY WERE CONFINED

((ANNETTE ALLEN/AVENEL FOUNDATION: THEY WERE CONFINED TO LIVE IN JUST A FEW ROOMS OF THE HOUSE. THEY WERE UNABLE TO KEEP UP THE MANSION AND THE GROUNDS WERE ONLY KEPT FOR THE GARDEN THAT YIELDED THEIR FOOD.))
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stand up DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: THE CIVIL WAR HAD TORN THE FAMILY WITH DEATH AND TRAUMATIZED IT FURTHER FINANCIALLY.
BY THE END OF THE CENTURY ONLY LETTY REMAINED AT AVENEL, HER PARENTS AND TWO SISTERS WERE DEAD AND SISTER ROSA HAD MOVED TO KENTUCKY.
WHEN MISS LETTY DIED IN 1905 THE PLANTATION WAS JUST A SHADOW OF ITS FORMER SELF.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7.))
ANCHOR=KEITH
SS=A Woman's War


The 20th century brought new life to the grand old home.
But it retains its historical roots.
Tomorrow Denise Allen tells a ghost story and explains how preserving history is putting a new coat of paint on the house.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
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Stocks finished the day weaker after Hong Kong's stock market took another turn for the worse. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Colonial-Downs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=Horse Race Betting


Bad luck at the ballot box meant a down day on Wall Street for Virginia's parimutuel horse race track.
Voters in Roanoke, Martinsville, and Fredericksburg rejected off-track betting parlors in their communities on Tuesday.
Yesterday, Colonial Downs' stock closed 30- percent lower in value than the day before.
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SUPER=03-New Kent Co./File Tape;


Colonial Downs is calling the plunge "market panic" that will be offset by end of quarter earnings.
SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;


The track makes most of its money from two parlors in Richmond and Chesapeake-- and will open two more in the Tidewater area by the end of the year.
Those parlors were approved in 1994, the last year any Virginia voters said YES to a gambling measure.
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Cable-Zapping


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-74
GRAPHIC=Cox Communications


Cox Communications has started the second phase of its crackdown on people who receive cable programming without paying for it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This part of the Theft Amnesty program includes inspections and focuses on people who buy illegal equipment that allows them to receive cable channels.
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((SHARRON DAVIES/COX COMMUNICATIONS: BECAUSE THERE IS THIS GROWING SITUTATION AND GROWING PROBLEM WE ARE SEEING CUSTOMERS WHO NEED TO BE EDUCATED ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE PURCHASING. THEY SHOULD BE GETTING THEIR EQUIPMENT USUALLY FROM THEIR CABLE COMPANY))
SUPER=01-Sharron Davies/Cox Communications;
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Illegal cable customers have until December 31st to cut off their service or become paying customers.
After that, Cox says it plans to prosecute habitual offenders.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Cox Communications


So far, Cox says its audits have uncovered about 400 people getting cable programming illegally.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, we'll see what the Jackets and Hurricanes think about the Cavs and Hokies.
The Tigers will again be the team to beat in men's ODAC basketball this season,
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And Steve Mason checks in tonight with the latest edition of Roundhouse Wrapup as the Express gets ready for a two game set this weekend at the Civic Center.
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S-Miami


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


The Big East battle of the week is set for Blacksburg this Saturday night at six as the Hokies prepare to host Miami.
After a terrible start, the Canes have ripped off four straight wins, but are they good enough to make a mess of Tech's season?
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((BUTCH DAVIS/MIAMI HEAD COACH:))
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S-Jackets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VF97-1
GRAPHIC=ACC LOGO


The Virginia Cavaliers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are fighting each other for one of the ACC's four postseason bowl bids and this Saturday the two meet head to head in Charlottesville.
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SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00


The Yellow Jackets are coming off tough losses to Florida State and North Carolina, but insist they are ready to slow down the Cavs.
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((KEITH BROOKING/GA. TECH LINEBACKER:))
SUPER=01-Keith Brooking/Ga. Tech Linebacker; :00
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OUT Q=...BETTER TEAM."
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SUPER=03-College Park, MD/Last Saturday; :00


Brooking says the key is forcing UVa quarterback Aaron Brooks to beat himself.
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((KEITH BROOKING:))
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-98
GRAPHIC=Express


The Roanoke Express is back in the Roundhouse this weekend for a double dip. Friday, Dayton is in town and Saturday, the Express battles Louisiana.
Steve Mason has this week's slap shots in Roundhouse Wrap up.
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S-ODAC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=ODAC


The Coaches in the ODAC have released their pre-season basketball poll. Hampden-Sydney is number one followed by Bridgewater, Virginia Wesleyan and Roanoke.
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SUPER=03-Salem/1997 Season; :


Roanoke College graduated six seniors including 4 starters. Point guard Nathan Hungate returns for his senior year but Page Moir says he has a group of players who are anxious to show they can compete in the league.
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((PAGE MOIR/MAROONS HEAD COACH: ))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Hold logo


Randolph-Macon is fifth. Emory and Henry, Eastern Mennonite, Lynchburg, Washington and Lee and Guilford round out the top 10.

S-Soccer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=ODAC


The ODAC soccer semi-finals and championship game originally set for tomorrow and Saturday have been moved back a day.
The semi-finals will now be played at Roanoke College Saturday afternoon with the championship game set for Sunday at one.
The poor forecast is the reason for the moves.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#Promo


That's News7 at Six.
Tonight at 11,
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the only black race car driver to win a NASCAR race could have a Danville road named after him.
Wendell Scott charged ahead with no money or sponsors -- but he won big at a time when racism was rampant.
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IN Q=Younger people need to know

((FRANCES MONTAGUE/NEIGHBOR: YOUNGER PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW, REGARDLESS OF HOW HARD IT IS FOR THEM, YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU TRY. WENDELL MADE IT BECAUSE HE TRIED.))
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We'll see if City Council takes steps to approve a "Wendell Scott Boulevard"
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We'll have the story, and more tonight on News 7 at 11. Talent=Keith