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More arrests in the murder of a martinsville woman. Plus why Bill Cosby's giving Richmond school kids a lesson.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And someones turning a salvage yard into a demolition derby-
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - we'll hear from Ronde Barber. Schilling is ready for the Yankees,
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and Steve Mason checks in with the Virginia Cavaliers who are getting ready for a top ten showdown with the Noles.
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[WX-Head]
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This dry stretch will come to an end by midweek. All the forecast details just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


More than four years after a Martinsville woman was murdered inside her store, police arrest two suspects.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


This time the victim's husband and another man face capital murder charges.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry .
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


And I'm Jean Jadhon.
[M'ville-Murder]
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Lisa Nicole Thomas was murdered in September 2000.
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A teenager was first charged with the crime, but was found not guilty last year.
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The case took a new twist today when Thomas' husband and another man were arrested and charged with capital murder.
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Maverick Demarco Thomas, more commonly known as Maverick Muhammad, led a number of vigils after his wife's murder.
While prosecutors often said the case was a murder for hire and that Maverick Muhammad paid to have his wife killed, he maintained his innocence and was never charged until today.
The other suspect is identified as Malvester Dixon Jr., also known as Malvester Muhammad. Both men face the same charges including conspiracy, murder for hire, and use of a firearm in the commission of a murder for hire.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Authorities have declined further comment.
Thomas is in the Martinsville City Jail. Dixon is in Danville, and both men are being held without bond.[Frankli

n-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Fire destroyed a home in Franklin County this afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


The blaze was reported shortly after one, and firefighters from three departments responded. The mobile home was on Goose Dam Road between Rocky Mount and Sydnorsville .
Authorities say no one was injured by the flames, but the home was a total loss.
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[IN Q=No one was home]

((BENNIE RUSSELL: NO ONE WAS HOME AT THE TIME. WE KNOW THAT A COUPLE LIVED HERE WITH THEIR TWO SMALL CHILDREN, SO THEY'VE LOST EVERYTHING THAT THEY HAVE. ))
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[OUT Q=lost everything that they have.]
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So far there is no word on what may have caused the fire.
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An off Track Betting Parlor opened in Vinton today.
Colonial Downs took a chance and built the OTB-
Today that bet is already paying off. People lined up outside the doors before the parlor even opened.
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[SUPER=03-Vinton]
[SUPER=01-Kenneth "Nip" Wilson/Bedford Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Leslie Hughes/Roanoke Resident;]
[SUPER=01-John Moody/Colonial Downs;]
[Super=01-Brad Grose/Vinton Mayor;]
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[OUT Q=for the town.]

(( THEY'RE OFF. The OTB parlor is off and running in Vinton.
And people ran at the chance to place a bet- NIP: I'M A FULL TIME CUSTOMER. I'LL BE HERE FIVE TO SIX DAYS A WEEK.
Once the doors opened- the gambling began- With rows of TVs and easy access to betting counters- Patrons poured over the stats.. hoping for a win. ADMISSION INTO THE PARLOR COSTS A DOLLAR. FOR AN EXTRA TWO DOLLARS YOU CAN WATCH IN FRONT OF A TV.
Pay five dollars for entrace into a VIP room.
No time for that for Leslie Hughes- She raced over in between college classes today. LESLIE HUGHES/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I LOVE IT. I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR AWHILE I PLAYED IN CHARLESTOWN AND I WANTED TO COME. I'M ANXIOUSLY AWAITING TO WIN SOMETHING HOPEFULLY.
Operators consider today's turnout a win- it was so good in fact it even suprsied them. MOODY: IT'S MORE THAN I EXPECTED TO BE QUITE HONEST
Voters approved the more than 14 thousand square foot facility on Vinyard Drive- but not without some opposition.

It's expected to generate 35 million dollars a year.
Now that it's open Vinton's mayor says he's focused on the 'payoff' for the town- BRAD GROSE/VINTON MAYOR : THIS COULD GENERATE UP TO 190 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN REVENUE FOR THE TOWN.))
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Colonial Downs does not have a liquor license yet, but owners say they hope to have to have one before long.
Tonight at eleven, plans are in the works to open an OTB parlor in Southside. Justin McLeod will have that story.



[Auto-Vandalism]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Vandals have turned a Roanoke auto salvage yard into a demolition derby. It's happened twice, now. A third incident may have been thwarted just last night.
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[SUPER=01-Edgar Mullins/Mullins Auto Parts]
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[OUT Q=from going off.]

(( Mullins Auto Parts sits on five acres in Northwest Roanoke. Though there are three or 400 cars here, the aisles are wide enough to get a vehicle up to speed. [58:40] ((DEMOLITION DERBY IS WHAT THEY'RE DOING. THEY'RE GETTING IN VEHICLES THAT RUN AND JUST RUNNING INTO CARS THAT WE HAVE ON STANDS THAT WE BLOCK.)) [RUNS09] The inventory stacked up here is not all junk. Mullins has about 50 vehicles in running condition. The vandals apparently picked ones in good shape: a Lincoln Town Car, for example, that Mullins says was in near perfect condition. [21:50] ((THEY WOULD RUN THIS CAR INTO ANOTHER CAR UNTIL IT WOULD GO NO FURTHER. (:05) DO YOU THINK THEY WOULD JUST STOP, GO OUT AND GET ANOTHER CAR... AND DO THE SAME THING. THEY JUST REPEAT THE PROCESS OVER AND OVER AGAIN.)) [RUNS:11] Edgar and "Moon" Mullins- -father and son- -have been doing this for 17 years and have never had more than the occasional car stereo stolen before. Now they say as many as 80 vehicles and been damaged or destroyed, a loss they estimate at 40-to 50-thousand dollars.

A lone intruder was chased off the lot yesterday. In the past, it seems the vandals worked in pairs. [28:30] ((YEAH, BECAUSE WE EVEN FOUND CARS WHERE PEOPLE WERE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE AND THEY HAD CLICKED THE SEAT BELTS TOGETHER TO KEEP THE BUZZERS FROM GOING OFF.)) [RUNS:11]))
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[V/O-NAT] Mullins is offering a 3-thousand dollar reward for information that leads to a conviction.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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In the meantime, he may install surveillance cameras or an electric fence.


[School-Info]


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One school announcement for tonight.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Virginia Western Community College has cancelled night classes at its main campus. That's because of a water main break.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[ENG#=APRISA]


Bill Cosby has nothing but tough love for some Virginia school kids.
We'll hear from him next on News 7 at Six.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


Plus see how some of the country's best anglers are getting hooked on Smith Mountain Lake this week.
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Bill Cosby is best known for making people laugh, but his message to Richmond City students today was anything but funny.
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Cosby toured the schools along with his long time friend, former governor and Richmond mayoral candidate, Doug Wilder.

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Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon went along and joins us with more. Keith and Jean, Both men say they're passionate about improving education.
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They say too many students are getting pregnant, hooked on drugs or dropping out before ever receiving their diplomas.

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((BILL COSBY: EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT SEX. NOT MANY PEOPLE WANT TO TALK ABOUT ALGEBRA.)) [RUNS10]
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6th, 7th and 8th graders at Thompson Middle School got an earful from Bill Cosby. The comedian talked openly about teen- related issues like pregnancy and drugs- ones notorious for keeping students away from their studies.
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((BILL COSBY: IT'S ON THE NEWS. IT'S ON WHAT THESE CHILDREN TURN ON, IT'S IN THE MUSIC THEY LISTEN TO.)) [RUNS10]
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((QUICK NATS OF APPLAUSE AS WILDER AND COSBY WALK TOGETHER)) An education advocate - Cosby was invited to town by his longtime friend, former governor and Richmond mayoral candidate Doug Wilder-- A man he encouraged the students to look up to.
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((BILL COSBY: THE CHILDREN ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL TO ALLOW TO GROW BENT, TO ALLOW TO BE GRANDMOTHERS AT AGE 36 WITH NO JOB, TOO MANY CHILDREN.)) [RUNS19]
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Three weeks away from the Richmond mayoral election, both men denied the tour had anything to do with Wilder's campaign.
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((DOUG WILDER: I DON'T THINK IT HELPS MY CAMPAIGN, I DON'T THINK IT HURTS MY CAMPAIGN I DON'T THINK IT DOES ANYTHING BUT HELP STUDENTS.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=but help students]))
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Wilder says he wouldn't have to set up a smokescreen in order to get Bill Cosby to campaign for him.
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Keith & Jean, Bill Cosby says he won't endorse Wilder for mayor until he meets the three other candidates running for the office.

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A Radford University student who fell out of a window is in good condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/Sunday;]

20-year-old Phillip Barrar from Midlothian, Virginia fell from a third story apartment on Downey Street. It happened early Sunday morning during a party. Police say Barrar was trying to sit on the balcony railing when he fell. He was found unconscious and taken to the trauma center. Police are still investigating whether alcohol was a factor.
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Right now, it's just a vacant lot.
In a few months, it will be the site of a new home for a low-income resident or family.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lynchburg's Redevelopment and Housing Authority plans to turn this empty parcel on Norwood Street into its 13th single-family home.
The authority will spend more than 110-thousand dollars building a two-story, 11-hundred square foot home on the lot.
They hope to have it finished in about 90 days.
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[IN Q=It will remove]

((ED MCCANN/LYNCHBURG HOUSING AUTHORITY: IT WILL REMOVE A VACANT LOT THAT'S BEEN THERE FOR TEN YEARS, AND ADD ANOTHER NEIGHBOR TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND JUST GIVE ITA SHOT IN THE ARM, I GUESS, THAT PARTICULAR BLOCK.))
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[OUT Q=that particular block.]
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The home will be sold to a qualified resident from one of the Authority's four public housing complexes.
The applicant must have an income at or below 60 percent of Lynchburg's median household income ... about 19-thousand dollars a year.

[Stocks]


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Blue Chip strength sent Wall Street higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose 27 points today.
The NASAQ gained nine.
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Some of the top fishing pros in the country are at Smith Mountain Lake this week for the 2004 Bassmasters Open Tournament.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

This is the first time the lake has ever hosted such an event.
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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But as Myranda Stephens tells us it's an important feat not just for the lake, but some of the competitors as well.


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(([NATS OF FRANK @ 20:43] After working 20-years in advertising, Frank Scalish quit his job three years ago to pursue a career in fishing.
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[RUNS03] ((EVER SINCE I WAS 14 I ALWAYS WANTED TO FISH FOR A LIVING 00)) He qualified for the pro-tour in 2001, and was named rookie of the year in 2002. Now ranked number 15 in the nation, the former Cleveland advertiser no longer sells ads, but wears them. And this week, he'll be going for another title at the 2004 Bassmaster Open Tournament at Smith Mountain Lake.
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[RUNS06] ((THIS TOURNAMENT HERE IS PRETTY IMPORTANT TO ME. SO HOPEFULLY WE'LL MAKE IT HAPPEN HERE 41)) Scalish will have to compete with more than 300-other anglers across the country, including ninth ranked Doc Merkin. Like Scalish, the Illinois veterinarian always had a love for fishing, but never had the time.
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[RUNS11] ((I'VE BEEN FISHING BASS TOURNAMENTS FOR ABOUT FIVE YEARS, BUT I'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO FISH MORE THAN ONE OR TWO A YEAR, SO THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR, THAT I'M ABLE TO REALLY CONCENTRATE ON IT.))
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[RUNS08] ((REPORTER: LAKE OFFICIALS HAD TO CAST OUT 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HOST A TOURNAMENT OF THIS SIZE, BUT THEY HOPE TO REEL-IN MORE THAN A MILLION.))
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[RUNS12] ((ROY ENSLOW/SML CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: HOTELS, GAS, ALL THESE FISHERMEN HAVE TO EAT, AND THE FEEDBACK THAT WE'RE GETTING FROM THEM IS THAT THEY'RE GOING TO RETURN AND BRING MORE PEOPLE BACK TO THE LAKE.)) To enjoy what they really love -- without all the competition. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Smith Mountain Lake.))




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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Steve Mason checks in from UVa where the Cavs are getting ready for a top 10 road battle.
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and while Tiki is having a career year, Ronde Barber leads the Bucs to their first win of the season - he talks about chipping in when we return.
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The sixth and seventh rated college football teams meet Saturday in Tallahassee as Virginia looks for its first win against the Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium. Steve Mason has more from Charlottesville.
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[SUPER=01-Elton Brown/UVa Co-Captain; 1:07]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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In case you haven't noticed - the New York Giants' Tiki Barber is having a career season. Right now he leads the entire NFL in rushing yards with 577.
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[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA; :00]

But Ronde also made his mark again yesterday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His fumble return for a touchdown helped the Bucs get a much needed win over New Orleans.
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While the Braves and Astros hook up in game five of the divisional series tonight with the winner advancing to meet St. Louis. The much anticipated Red Sox - Yankees American League championship series opens tomorrow night. The Sox game one starter says in many way it's bigger than the World Series itself.
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