7/28/05

News-7 at 6:00


ANCHOR=KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot



A verdict is in for the man
accused of hiring a hit man to kill his
wife.

ENG#=1 VO NAT


VO NAT



ANCHOR=JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2 shot



Say goodbye to the Hecht's name.
We'll tell you what store will take
over.

A woman drew a picture of the
suspect she says is a peeping Tom.


Tonight we'll see for ourselves the
man who was arrested.


(END VO) END VO


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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

Tonight on News 7 sports - we're
back in Philadelphia to chat with
former Ferrum College great Billy
Wagner.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT And Michael Vick and Falcons wrap


up day four of their training camp in
Flowery Branch.

(END VO) END VO


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GRAPHIC=None Covington finds a super soaker, other


locations take wind damage from
thunderstorms. Another active weather
day in the region.
4-Shot 4-Shot

News Seven at Six is next
Open (Open)

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*CG 4054


*CG 306


*CG standup Keith Humphry
khumphry@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Jean Jadhon
jjadhon@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Robin Reed
rreed@wdbj7.com
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VO-NAT VO-NAT

ANCHOR on VO

Jean on VO

A verdict comes nearly five year's
after a woman's murder and almost two
full days of deliberations.
ANCHOR on VO Keith on VO


Now all that's left is sentencing
in a Martinsville murder for hire case.

(END VO) END VO



ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot 2-Shot



Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot 2-Shot



And I'm Jead Jadhon.
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JEAN 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot

Family members say they're
relieved, but it's still hard for them
to believe that Maverick Thomas was
behind his wife's death.
KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot

The jury found Thomas guilty this
afternoon on four-counts including
murder charges and conspiracy to
committ murder for hire.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & DOUBLE BOXES


Susan/Newsroom Susan Bahorich was in the
courtroom as the verdict was read.

LIVE=Susan Full/Newsroom LIVE FULL
GRAPHIC=Thomas FS in Monitor




*CG 2line Susan Bahorich
sbahorich@wdbj7.com Jean/Keith-

Thomas appeared calm when the

verdict was read.

He then turned to his family in
the courtroom with little expression on
his face.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT



VO-NAT This trial and this verdict have


been five-years in the making.
*CG locator Martinsville Lisa Thomas was found shot to File Tape death in the Martinsville clothing
store that she and her husband ran
together.

Thomas was accused of hiring
Billy Ray Manns to kill his wife.

The trial was moved to Roanoke
because of pre-trial publicity
*CG locator Roanoke The family wouldn't speak to us
on camera after the verdict, but Lisa's
older brother Anthony Devins tells us
the family has been dealing with Lisa's
loss for so long, this is a little bit
of closure for them.

Maverick Thomas' legal team
wouldn't speak on camera either-
prefering to talk AFTER sentencing is
handed down.

(END VO) (END VO)



LIVE=Susan Full/Newsroom LIVE FULL



That phase of the trial will take
place tomorrow morning beginning at

nine o'clock.

Maverick faces the death penalty
or life in prison.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & DOUBLE BOXES


Susan/Newsroom Jean/Keith- Malvester Dixon who
allegedly paid the hitman to kill Lisa
Thomas is set to go on trial next week.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Three teens have been arrested


after a Roanoke woman found a homemade
bomb near her front door.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

Roanoke police say they responded
to this Bluestone apartment in
northeast Roanoke around one this
afternoon.

Terrian Ellinger called police

after she says a threatening note was
thrown inside her home.

Seconds later, Ellinger says a
bomb landed on her porch.

Police arrested three teenagers
near Ellinger's home, but residents in
the area say the boys had nothing to do
with the incident.

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None In 1944, they went by names like


Fellers, Nance and Hoback.

Six decades later, soldiers like Polk,
Romano and Hughes are the next
generation of Bedford Boys, and they,
too, have made their hometown proud.

Charlie Company is back after an
18-month deployment in the War on
Terror.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Steve/Microwave DOUBLE BOXES



Steve Smallshaw joins us from Bedford,
where the National Guard unit got a
hero's welcome.

LIVE=Steve Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG standup Steve Smallshaw
ssmallshaw@wdbj7.com



*CG live Bedford





ROLLCUE: ...a new generation of heroes. SOT FULL



ENG#=2



SOT FULL



INQ=




*CG locator Bedford
:00


*CG 2line Lt. John Zeh
VA Army National Guard
:45
*CG 2line Terra McGonagle
Wife of Solider
:53
*CG 2line Cpt. Steele McGonagle
VA Army National Guard
1:05





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OQ=last 18 months.







LIVE=Steve Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG live Bedford


STEVE AD LIBS



DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Steve/Microwave DOUBLE BOXES



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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Jamboree President George Bush has


postponed his visit to the Boy Scout
Jamboree yet again. First it was
weather- but - this time it's at the
request of the Scouts.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Fort A.P. Hill
Yesterday Severe heat and an approaching
storm kept the President from attending
last night's opening ceremonies.

He was going to come back tonight
but White House officials say the
Scouts asked him to put off his visit
until Sunday.

Scouts say that'll give them time
to review safety procedures and
replenish their resources.


Medical personnel worked overtime
last night treating some 300- scouts
for heat related illnesses.

That after some waited four-
hours in 100-degree temperatures to
hear the president speak.

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None New signs will soon go up along the New


River, with a life-saving message in
mind.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Pulaski
July 2004 Pulaski County Supervisors voted this
week to add warning signs along the
river.

According to local emergency
personnel there have been at least six
drownings on the New River in Pulaski
County in the last seven years.

Signs will go up in dangerous
spots like this area along Parrot River
Road which took the life of two
fishermen in the last two years.


The signs are expected to go up
in the next two weeks.

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=I-81 Accident State Police report that an accident on


I-81 in Tennessee may back up traffic
into Virginia.
Take Accident Map Full TAKE MAP

It's a tractor trailer accident
involving hazardous materials near
Kingsport, Tennessee.

That's about 17 miles south of the
state line, but state police say it
could affect traffic all the way to
this side of Bristol.

They urge you to consider alternate
routes until further notice.
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ANCHOR=JEAN 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot




Say goodbye to Hecht's and hello to
Macy's. Still ahead,

a name change is in the works.

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT



VO-NAT





ANCHOR=KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot



And the Peeping Tom suspect whose
picture was posted all over town faces
a judge - and an additonal charge.

(END VO) END VO


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JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT

A Blacksburg man accused of being
a Peeping Tom faces a second charge.
KEITH 2-SHOT KEITH 2-SHOT

Ernest Thomas Hamilton was
arrested late yesterday for allegedly
spying on a woman last Thursday.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & DOUBLE BOXES


Rachel/Microwave New River Valley Bureau Chief
Rachel DePompa was at his arraignment
this afternoon.

Rachel, what's the second charge?

LIVE=Rachel Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG standup Rachel DePompa
rdepompa@wdbj7.com


*CG live Blacksburg

Keith/Jean Police found another
victim from last Thursday's incident,
and they've tacked on another charge of
peeping into an occupied dwelling.

ENG#=1 VO NAT

VO NAT



*CG locator Blacksburg

35 year old Ernest Thomas
Hamilton went before a judge this
afternoon.

He was appointed an attorney and
has yet to make his 3-thousand dollar
bond.

31 year old Selena Kassab says
she caught Hamilton spying through her
apartment window on South Main Street.

Another woman has come forward
saying she too saw Hamilton watching
her.

Kassab, who's an art student,
even drew the suspect and plastered
posters of him all over town hoping to
help police catch him.

LIVE=Rachel Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG live Blacksburg

Police say those posters actually
had nothing to do with arresting
Hamilton.

They say good work by patrol
officers from the night of the incident
actually led them to the suspect.

Hamilton's trial is set for
September 8th.

Kassab is actually from L.A. and

is just visiting the area.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & DOUBLE BOXES


Rachel/Microwave Keith, Jean she leaves on August 8th
and told me today by phone, she will
try her best to be back for the court
date.



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GRAPHIC=None Macy's is coming to Roanoke and


Lynchburg.

The Macy's name will replace all
Hecht's department stores next year,
including those at Valley View and
River Ridge Malls.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

It's the result of a merger between
Hecht's parent company and Federated
Department Stores, which owns Macy's.

Hecht's is one of several store names
that will disappear nationwide. Others

include Kaufmann's and Filenes.
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Strong earnings reports gave stocks a
big boost.

ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot Jean 2-Shot


*CG pmstox x (DOW/NASDAQ)
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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Today is a new day for the


Department of Game and Inland
Fisheries.

That from board chairman Sherry
Crumley who was re- appointed to a
four- year term by Governor Mark Warner
today.

The agency has been reeling from
results of an audit released earlier
this year that revealed waste, fraud
and abuse among agency employees.

RICHMOND DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jennifer DOUBLE BOXES



But as Richmond Bureau Chief
Jennifer Wishon reports, the board and
interim director believe they're on the
path to recovery.

LIVE=Jennifer Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG standup Jennifer Wishon
jwishon@wdbj7.com


*CG live Richmond

Jean, State Police are currently
investigating the findings of that
audit report.

Governor Warner was advised by
the agency's interim director, that to
the best of his knowledge- Crumley has
done nothing but work to improve the

agency.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL



SOT FULL



INQ=




*CG locator Richmond
:00


*CG 2line Sherry Crumley
Board Chairman
:11
*CG file File Tape
:27


*CG 2line Col. Gerald Massingil
Interim Director
:46



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OQ=announced he plans to retire. <

Massingil calls Sherry Crumley's
leadership during the ordeal inspiring.

Crumley says she appreciates the
governor's vote of confidence.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=Our work on governance 9:54:31 SHERRY CRUMLEY: OUR WORK ON


GOVERNANCE AND POLICY- THE BOARDS THAT
FOLLOW US WILL BE MUCH BETTER OFF
BECAUSE OF THE WORK WE'RE PRESENTLY

DOING.

RUNS=11 (END SOT)



OQ=we're presently doing. The past few months the board has


adopted new controls on credit card
charges, equipment and uniform
purchases.

Today it adopted an anti-
retaliation policy.

That after the May audit found
allegations of employee retaliation and
intimidation to be true.

Interim Director Massengil also
announced leadership in the law
enforcement division will being re-
structured to establish a more clear
chain of command.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=I think we'll go far 9:58:01 COL. GERALD MASSENGIL: I THINK


WE'LL GO FAR IN TRYING TO LET THE
PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA KNOW AND LET THE
EMPLOYEES OF THIS AGENCY KNOW THAT THEY
AGENCY IS OKAY AND WE'RE GOING TO COME
OUT OF THIS STRONGER AND MORE
EFFECTIVE.

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OQ=and more effective. Two of the men mentioned in the


audit- former board chair Dan Hoffler
and former agency director Bill Woodfin
have resigned.


Today a third, Colonel Terry
Bradberry, announced he plans to
retire.>>

LIVE=Jennifer Full LIVE FULL

*CG live Richmond

A fourth person named in the
audit, Major Michael Caison is on
voluntary leave.

DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jennifer DOUBLE BOXES



Jean?

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Smyth County reopened a bridge to


the past today.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Marion

The historic East Chilhowie
Street Bridge was rededicated this
morning.

Originally built in 1885 by the
King Iron Bridge Manufacturing Company,
the structure is the oldest two lane

iron bridge in Virginia.

Litton and Thomas renovated and
repaired it over the last year for more
than 480-thousand dollars.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Coming up tonight on News 7
ENG#=APRISA sports - Michael Vick checks in from


the Falcons camp just outside of
Atlanta.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



And we'll head back to
Philadelphia tonight to check in on
former Ferrum great Billy Wagner - the
Phils ace closer.

(END VO) END VO



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ANCHOR ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=FALCONS We begin tonight at the Falcons


camp in Flowery Branch, Georgia just
outside of Atlanta.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Flowery Branch, GA
Falcons Training Camp Rookie Bryan Randall has been :00 getting in on his share of snaps this
week, but the man who runs the show in
Hotlanta is Michael Vick.

And he seems more than ready to
tackle his fIfth season in the league.

(END VO) (END VO)





SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=GAINING....




*CG 2line Michael Vick
Falcons Starting Quarterback
:06





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OQ=...OUT OF MY SITUATION."













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ANCHOR ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=MLB In the big leagues this afternoon


the Braves completed a sweep of the
Nationals with a 5-to-4 win.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator New York, NY
MLB-Yanks And Gary Sheffield drove in four
runs to lead the Yankees past the Twins
6-to-3. Three of those came on a homer
in the first inning.

The win lifts the Yankees
within one and a-half games of idle

first-place Boston in the American
League East.

(END VO) (END VO)


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ANCHOR ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=PHILLIES South Broad Street in


Philadelphia is a long way from
Tannersville and Buena Vista - but

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and his
ace closer Billy Wagner are surviving
and some days thriving in their current
big city enviroment.

ENG#=3 SOT FULL



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INQ=CHARLIE MANUEL...


*CG locator Philadelphia, PA
:00


*CG 2line Billy Wagner
21 Saves and 2.09 ERA
:23
*CG file MLB
:46


*CG 2line Charlie Manuel
Phillies Manager
:56



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OQ=...from being up here." <<



(END SOT) Charlie Manuel grew up in Fries


before his family moved to Buena Vista
before he started high school.

Billy Wagner grew up in Tazewell
County before attending Ferrum.

They're two good ole southern
boys with traditional upbringings who

often find themselves surrounded by the
exact oppostite.

BILLY WAGNER

Wagner's performances this season
have endeared him to the hardcore -
often fickle Philly fans. He turned 34
years old on Monday of this week and
his stats clearly indicate he's still
one of the game's best closing pitcher.


BILLY WAGNER

Wagner is making nine million
dollars this season to pitch in
Citizens' Bank park - one of the most
fan friendly parks in the majors, but
one of the toughest on pitchers.

One his favorite things to do
these days - is bring his kids to the
park - on this day youngest son Jeremy
and a friend got to hang out with dad
at the ball park.

BILLY WAGNER.



>>

MIKE ON CAMERA MIKE ON CAMERA

GRAPHIC=PHILLIES Billy and his wife - Pulaski


native Sarah Quesenberry have three
children Jeremy, Will and Olivia.


Billy also is helping other kids,
as well. His "Billy's K's For Kids"
program benefits foster children in the
greater Philadelphia area.

He donates $100 per strikeout and
$200 per save to the Department of
Human Services and encourages fans and
corporations to the same. The program
raised over $15,000 last season alone.






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WEATHER MINI OPEN

CK-SKYTRACKER RADAR ANALYSIS


CK-WXPRO WEATHER MAPS

FORECASTS

EXTENDED FORECASTS
* 3Shot Toss --




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tonight on News 7 at 6.