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Coming up on News 7-
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The defense rests- after just a few hours-
A report on the trial of Jeff Thomas.
Clifton Forge- from city to town- Today the first city council meeting since the vote.
Plus threats are made against a Hollywood star.
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And Camryn Manheim is now a mom.
News 7 is next.
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Nearly one year since Tara Munsey was found dead-
a jury will decide if the suspect arrested is guilty of her murder.
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Jurors could have the case sooner than expected.
Closing arguments will start tomorrow in Jeffrey Allen Thomas' capital murder trial.
It took prosecutors nearly seven days to present evidence, but today Thomas' defense team rested its case in just one afternoon.
Marya Jones has details.
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Roanoke's police chief says the "greater good" was served by leaving police Officer Fred Pledge on the payroll while the racketeering investigation was played out in federal court. Pledge pled guilty to racketeering yesterday.
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As far as the chief is concerned, the D-E-A probe is complete.
Chief Joe Gaskins made the decision to place Pledge on leave WITH pay last year, pending the outcome of the case.


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((CHIEF JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT: THE ULTIMATE GOAL WAS TO GET AT THE FACTS, TO DETERMINE WHETHER PLEDGE HAD DONE ANYTHING WRONG. IF SO, WE WANTED JUSTICE TO RUN ITS COURSE.))
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A federal judge still has to decide whether Pledge is guilty of bribery and extortion or simple robbery. Pledge will be sentenced accordingly.
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[Clifton-Forge]


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Clifton Forge held its first council meeting tonight since voters said yes to reverting from a city to a town. Yesterday-- 66 percent of the city's registered voters voted in favor of reversion.
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Teresa Hamilton was at tonight's meeting. Did the town status issue come up? Yes-- but only briefly with the mayor encouraging everyone to move forward.
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Afterward-- we spoke with the mayor and city manager about what Clifton Forge can expect in the coming months as the city gets ready to officially become a town July first.
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Interim City manager John Rowe says the first order of business will be financial matters. He says the city will have to close out existing bank accounts, open new ones and order new checks under the town of Clifton Forge. Rowe says Clifton Forge will also have to establish an office and hire staff to handle money collection now that the city will be losing its constitutional officers.
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[vo-nat] Mayor Dusty Rhodes says there won't be any big changes in terms of city council. Council will simply become "town council". But the area WILL see a change on the county level. In the future-- Clifton Forge will be represented on the Alleghany County Board of Supervisors.
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The city manager says Alleghany County's circuit court clerk has made plans to transfer the city's court files to Alleghany County.
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He also says the Department of Social Services is taking steps to handle the transfer.


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The suspect in last night's murder in Lynchburg remains hospitalized after trying to kill himself.
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Police responded to the Deerwood Apartment complex around 10:30. That's where Gracie Yvette Dillard had been shot in the head.
Her boyfriend, 29-year old Gregory Curtis Jones, has been charged with shooting her in a domestic dispute.
Jones is now at the U-V-A Medical Center, recovering from self-inflicted wounds to his wrists.
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Arraignment for a 15 year old accused of killing two students at school- has been postponed for two weeks.
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Bail was also denied for Andy Williams because of special circumstances in the indictment.
Williams wore an orange jumpsuit as he was led into court.
He looked up occasionally at the judge, but did not speak.
The 15 year old is being charged as an adult.
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Another school shooting today. This one in Pennsylvania- at a Catholic high school.
Witnesses say a 14- year old girl
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fired at the floor of the school cafeteria- The bullet ricocheted into a 13- year old girl's shoulder.
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Other witnesses say the girl ordered everyone to the floor.
Tonight the victim is in stable condition. The girl suspected of firing the gun is in custody.

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A recent rash of counterfeit payroll checks has "Lynchburg- area" merchants fighting back against con artists.
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Police say the criminals have been duplicating payroll checks from major corporations and cashing them at local banks and convenience stores.
But now some store owners will be asking for two forms of I-D.. including a thumbprint from the person cashing the check.
It's a procedure SunTrust Bank has been using for three years.
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((GORDON HOWELL/SUNTRUST BANK: IT HAS DRAMATICALLY REDUCED THE TIME WE HAVE TO SPEND PREPARING CASES AND GOING TO COURT AND GETTING CONVICTIONS AND THEN TRYING TO GET RESTITUTION OUT OF THE CRIMINALS. IT'S BEEN A VERY SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM FOR SUNTRUST AND WE HOPE THAT IT WILL BE SUCCESSFUL FOR THE MERCHANTS IN TOWN WHO CHOOSE TO USE IT.))
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SunTrust provided the inkpads police handed out today to local merchants taking part in the program.
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The possible repeal of a bill aimed at helping Americans injured on the job... COULD injure bipartisan co-operation on Capitol Hill. The latest just ahead.
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And... he's best known as a "Gladiator" - but actor Russell Crowe is under tight security after what the F-B-I considers a serious threat. The story coming up...
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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office serving up a midnight snack of cold cuts for Troy Aikman. West Virginia exits the Big East tourney in a big way. We'll flash back 25 years and celebrate the 25th anniversary of UVa's only ACC tournament title. Plus, another Knight gets a football scholarship, and Albert Belle no longer feels hip tonight on the Big 7.))

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Millions of workers suffer repetitive motion injuries from their jobs- Now a measure is on the way to President Bush that would repeal rules meant to reduce those types of injuries.
Terri Okita has more on what's going on Washington that could affect you.
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(( MILLIONS OF AMERICAN WORKERS SUFFER CHRONIC PAIN OFTEN OCCURRING ON THE JOB WHILE DOING REPETITIVE TASKS. THE PAIN IS SO DEBILITATING FOR SOME THAT IT EVEN AFFECTS SIMPLE CHORES AT HOME. Heidi Eberhardt/Tendonitis Patient: like squeezing shampoo bottles, washing dishes, and cutting my food, and buttoning my clothes, and turning my keys in the lock. HEIDI EBERHARDT LOST HER INTERNET JOB BECAUSE HER TENDONITIS WAS SO SEVERE. SHE AND MANY OTHER SUFFERING WORKERS WERE DEPENDING ON A CLINTON-ADMINISTRATION ACT-- CALLED THE ERGONOMICS RULE -- TO PROTECT THEM IN THE WORKPLACE. THE ERGONOMICS RULE WOULD FORCE EMPLOYERS TO RE-DESIGN WORK STATIONS AND PAY FOR MEDICAL CARE -- IF WORKERS SUFFER REPETITIVE STRESS INJURIES ON-THE-JOB. BUT BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE --LED BY STRONG OPPOSITION FROM REPUBLICANS VOTED TO SCRAP ERGONOMICS -- SAYING THE RULE WAS OVER-REACHING, UNWORKABLE, AND TOO COSTLY. BUSINESS GROUPS COMPLAIN THAT COMPLIANCE COSTS COULD REACH BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. Rep. Jack Kingston/R-Georgia: Were not pulling out the rug on worker safety. This says there will still be federal worker protection laws. There will still be state worker protection laws. Rep. Charles Norwood/R-Georgia: This is about repealing a bad rule. Its not about making ergonomics go away. NOT SO, SAY DEMOCRATS WHO CLAIM THAT KILLING THE RULE CATERS TO BIG BUSINESS AND IS ANTI-WORKER. Rep. George Miller/D-California: Now, maybe the Republicans don't see these workers at Home Depot or in the airline baggage areas, or the keypunch operators.// This is the most incredible insult, the most incredible insult to American workers. Teri Okita/Reporting: Republicans sent this issue to a vote--without much debate, hearings, or compromise. Angry Democrats say that may put an end to recent, bi-partisan cooperation. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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Martinsville and Henry County are fighting hard to get their economies up and running again.
Both are hoping partnerships between local businesses will do the trick.
Jennifer Miele reports from this year's Fast Track trade show.
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(( What do an appliance store, a dinosaur, and a jacuzzi have in common?
Each made waves at this year's Fast Track trade show in Martinsville.
More than a hundred local companies strutted their high-tech stuff.
The chamber of commerce hopes these local companies will use each other's technology to help their businesses grow. [tc:00:04:25] ((STEVE SHEPPARD/CHAMBER PRESIDENT: ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SPUR AN IDEA, AND IT MAY BECOME THE NEXT BIGGEST BUSINESS IN HENRY COUNTY OR MARTINSVILLE.))
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And partnerships ARE happening.
Bassett Furniture has teamed up with Site Star to bring locally made furniture to the world wide web. [TC:00:15:46] ((H.G. KOLINSKI/SITE STAR: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TODAY IS CALLED THE CONNECTED OFFICE. WHEREBY, IF YOU'VE GOT A BUSINESS WITH SEVERAL OFFICES LOCATED IN SEVERAL AREAS, WE'LL ACTUALLY HOOK THEM ALL TOGETHER, AND BRING ONE POINT OF CONTACT VIA THE INTERNET. ))
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A local distributor is making high tech equipment a hot commodity for Martinsville Fire and Rescue services.
This heat sensor helps firemen find hot spots from outside a burning home, even in the dark of night.
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[tc:00:10:21] ((CHAD ANDERSON/EMS COORDINATOR: THESE CAMERAS COST ABOUT 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS A PIECE, BUT THE PRICE ON A LIFE, IS WELL BEYOND THAT.))
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Today we find Martinsville and Henry County businesses poised and ready for change.
Tomorrow, we may find them well aligned for the future.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Martinsville.))


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A Texas jury leaves model Anna Nicole Smith - out in the cold. Still ahead - we'll tell you what happened to her late-husband's fortune. Plus...
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The New York Times calls him a "Piped Piper for the Spirit of folk." Tonight - he brings his folk blend to Roanoke... A sample still ahead.
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An apparent kidnapping threat has been made against one of Hollywood's best known actors.
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Actor Russell Crowe seems to be caught in a role reversal. In the movie "Proof of Life" - Crowe played a kidnap and ransom expert. Now F-B-I officials say the actor is in danger of becoming a hostage himself. Officials aren't giving out any details but they say it is serious enough to take action.
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In response to the news - Crowe has increased his own security having agents accompany him to various award shows and movie premiers.
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[Anna-Nicole]


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Anna Nicole Smith may have married an 89- year old millionaire- but it appears she won't get his oil fortune.
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A jury in Texas says Smith was not named in any will documents and had no agreement with her late husband that he would leave her half of his estate.
Therefore the jury says she's not entitled to any of his oil estate.
It also found the de-inherited son J. Howard Marshall the Third.. also had no oral agreement with his father to receive part of the estate.
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That was good news to the second son- E. Pierce Marshall who is the sole heir to his father's estate.
As for Anna Nicole Smith- she was awarded 475 million dollars by a California federal bankruptcy judge. But she hasn't seen any of that money yet.
E- Pierce Marshal is appealing that ruling.
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[Manheim]


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It's a boy for actress for Camryn (Man-heim) Manheim of the Practice.
Milo Jacob weighed nine pounds, two ounces when he was delivered yesterday.
It is the first child for the Emmy-winning Manheim, who turns 40 tomorrow.
The unmarried actress has never identified the father.
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Hoops highlights from tonight and 25 years ago as we focus on Wrst Virginia and Virginia. Plus, ACC ref Duke Edsel reads more than the rule book. And Aikman is cut by the Cowboys. But first tonight's Extra point.
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As expected the Orioles' Albert Belle is finished playing baseball. Belle's arthritic hip is forcing him into retirement. However, it's likely that Belle will not retire, but rather that he will be released by the Orioles or be put on waivers. Don't shed too many tears for him, he's guaranteed $13 million each of the next three seasons.
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Virginia Tech didn't get enough wins to make it into the men's Big East tournament. West Virginia almost wishes it had stayed home.
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The Mountaineers lost in the first round of the tournament for the fourth straight year. To Madison Square Garden we go where Villanova went up by 18 points in the first half, struggled and then eventually posted an 82-to-71 win.
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WVU got within 3 in the second half but the Wildcats move on to the quarterfinals to face Boston College today. PH product Brooks Berry had 10 points in a losing cause.
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This year's ACC tournament marks a silver anniversary for Virginia fans. 25 years ago, the Cavaliers won their only ACC tournament championship. That 1976 team was just 4 and 8 in the ACC regular season. But once the tourney began, the Cavs whipped N.C. State, Maryland and North Carolina to win the title.
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((TERRY HOLLAND/326 CAREER WIN AT UVA:)) ((That 1976 team featured Wally Walker, Marc Iavaroni, Bobby Stokes, Mark Newlen, Steve Castellan, Dave Koesters and a blonde headed, hard charging point guard named Billy Langloh.)) ((BILLY LANGLOH:)) ((TERRY HOLLAND:))
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[go to pinnacle 1201] Virginia begins its 3 day journey geared at making a silver anniversary memory Friday at 2:30 in the ACC quarterfinals against Ga. Tech. Carolina opens tomorrow's elite eight session at Noon.
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[go to pinnacle 1202] The night games on Friday have N.C. State taking on Duke and Maryland battling Wake Forest. Beginning tomorrow, the entire tournament is right here on WDBJ-7.
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Roanoke's Duke Edsall will be running the court this weekend in Atlanta.
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Steve Mason shows us how he also recently held court at Bonsack Elementary school.
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((With his daughter Casey on his lap, he reads about refs to the first grade class. He also takes the kids to big time college basketball games featuring Los Angeles laker Shaquille O'Neal. ((:)) Duke has been reffing in the ACC for nearly 20 years. Some of the stories he tells don't always have happy endings. Edsall reffed and knew former Maryland star Lenny Bias, a player whose NBA dream was shattered. ((:)) ((:))
Over the years, Duke has collected quite a lot of famous friends, he works Michael Jordan's dream camp each summer. But Kacy, his family and being a role model is the best call Duke has ever made.))
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This week the Virginia High School League state quarterfinals are on tap for high school hoops.
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In Group Three A, Franklin County plays the TC Williams Titans in Northern Virginia Saturday night at 7, while the GW Danville girls will host Hayfield at Averett College Saturday night. In Group Two A - Dan River and Heritage will play at Glass Saturday night at 7, while Martinsville and Northside will get the weekend started early with a Friday night date in Bassett. In Group A, Haysi and Radford will play at Cassell Coliseum Friday night at 7, while Parry McCluer and Council hook up Saturday night at Virginia High in Bristol.
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BYE BYE

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The Dallas Cowboys delivered a cold cut last night as they got rid of Troy Aikman. The veteran quarterback was waived one day before the Cowboys would have had to pay him a $7 million dollar bonus.
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Aikman who holds virtually every passing record in Dallas history also led the Boys to three Super Bowl titles. However, Aikman is now 34 years old and in his 12 year career he has suffered 9 concussions. Owner Jerry Jones wanted Aikman to retire, but Aikman believes he can still play. There is a strong possibility that Aikman may end up in San Diego reunited with his former Dallas offensive coordinator, Norv Turner.
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News 7 Sports learned yesterday that Cave Spring offensive lineman John Michael Deeds will sign a letter of intent today to play football at James Madison.
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Deeds played left tackle for the Knights and protected quarterback Jacob Lewis's blind side. He was responsible for just one sack this past season, his first playing football. He will accept a partial scholarship to JMU. He was a second team RVD selection.
The 6'5" 220 pounder also started two years on the Knights basketball team where he was a district honorable mention choice.
Both Virginia Tech and Virginia said they would allow Deeds to walk on.
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A musician heralded for his folk sounds showed off his style in the Roanoke Valley tonight.
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Jack Hardy's music has reportedly influenced artists such as Shawn Colvin and Suzanne Vega. Critics praise the Indiana-born musician for his Celtic renditions. Tonight - listeners at the Club Jazz and Blues Theater in Roanoke were treated to Hardy's unique sound.
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