Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
He's a convicted child molester- -new to the community- -but wait 'til you
hear from Richard Maulick before passing judgment on him.
And a capital murder trial starts with the prosecutor saying the defendant
gave information to a reporter that only the killer would know.
Tonight in sports, we'll talk Hokie hoops with the men's and women's
The Redskins look back on last night's win over Dallas.
And the Fish try not to let the Braves off the hook tonight as the two meet
in game six of the National League championship.
Nice to see some showers but it wasn't much. Only portions of Campbell and
Pittsylvania counties picked up moderate rains. A look at the radar in a few
Some members of the Botetourt County community of Cloverdale are angry.
They say a convicted child molester has moved into their neighborhood and they
fear for the safety of their children.
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Tonya Flory is in the newsroom with details.
47-year old Richard Maulick lives with the Deel family. He recently moved to
Cloverdale after serving 12 years in state prison for sexual offenses against
Now he says he just wants the community to give him a chance.
IN Q=I can understand why they might fear
OUT Q=nothing to fear from me
VO-NAT **Tonya Mic Hot**
Corrections officers say there is NO reason for parents to be concerned.
Maulick is under intense supervision and being monitored by a homing device.
Maulick says he's innocent of the sex charges that he claims come from a messy
custody dispute with his first wife.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tonya/Newsroom
We'll have an in depth interview with Maulick and reaction from parents
tomorrow on News 7 at 6.
On the way back to Virginia- -in the police car after his arrest in South
Carlina- -Earl Bramblett was kicking himself.
He shouldn't have talked to that newspaper reporter. That's what he told
the state police agent who'd spent two years investigating the arson and murder
of an entire family in Vinton.
IN Q=At the time
(( At the time Barry Kessee didn't know what Bramblett was talking about.
Then the story came out in the newspaper.
Bramblett had questioned whether all the Hodges family members were really
"I had a gut feeling," reporter Diane Struzzi quoted Bramblett as saying...
"that possibly Winter, Anah and maybe Blaine were in a witness protection
program and that they were alive and well."
"I knew something happened to Teresa," Bramblett said, because a Hodges
relative told him gasoline had been sprinkled around her body.
Nobody else knew that until the state crime lab determine there was
gasoline on and around Teresa Hodges' body.
Relatives of the Hodges family didn't know that, says prosecutor Skip
"Only the killer could know," he says.))
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OUT Q=know, he says.
Burkart intends to call reporter Struzzi as a witness in the trial.
The judge said he would compel her to testify, and he ruled that the
prosecution WILL be allowed to use the audio tapes Bramblett sent his sister
for safe-keeping in Indiana ...as well as material seized from Bramblett's
There are 70-some tape recordings... seven HUNDRED photographs.
Jury selection began today in the trial that is expected to last at least
Two elderly men were severely beaten and robbed in their Amherst County home
last night, and authorities need the public's help to make an arrest.
The attack occurred sometime Monday night at a home on Dixie Airport Road in
They believe someone used a fireplace poker to beat 78- year- old Lucian
Mantiply (MANT-ih-ply) and his 95- year- old brother Cyrus.
The only thing missing is a box of costume jewelry.
IN Q=Most anybody
((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: MOST ANYBODY COULD HAVE TAKEN ANYTHING THERE
THAT THEY SAW THEY WANTED AND NOT HAVE TO BEAT THESE TWO FELLOWS LIKE THEY WERE
BEATEN. THAT'S THE SERIOUS PART OF IT. IT'S BAD ENOUGH WHEN THEY BREAK INTO THE
HOME BUT TO BEAT THEM WITH THE HANDICAPS THAT THEY HAVE, JUST TOTALLY NO EXCUSE
SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff; :00
OUT Q=no excuse in it.
Both men remain hospitalized.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Amherst County sheriff's
A plea agreement may enable one of the men charged with murdering a retired
Smyth County school teacher to avoid the death penalty.
Harold David Davis was scheduled for trial today but last week Davis pled
guilty to capital murder, robbery and burglary.
He was sentenced to three life terms for killing 68- year old Anna Jean
She was raped and strangled to death inside her home, last September.
Davis' alleged accomplice, Josh Widener, will stand trial in January.
Widener was one of Anderson's former fifth grade students.
A local civil rights group says the Hotel Roanoke is NOT a racist place of
Doubletree, the hotel's management company, is the target of a national
But officials with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference say they
were pleasantly surprised when they met with Hotel Roanoke management today.
IN Q=the new management
((JEFF ARTIS/S.C.L.C.; THERE HAS BEEN A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF
AFRICAN AMERICANS THAT ARE WORKING AT THE HOTEL ROANOKE, AND THIS IS NOT ONLY
ON THE LOWER LEVEL JOBS BUT ALSO IN MID MANAGEMENT AND UPPER MANAGEMENT. AND
THE HOTEL ROANOKE HAS SHOWN A COMMITTMENT TO BRING IN MORE MINORITIES.))
OUT Q=more minorities
The hotel currently has 25 jobs openings.
The S-C-L-C is working to find qualified African-Americans to apply for
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Doug Wilder still isn't taking sides in the race for governor, but he is
talking taxes. We'll have that story coming up on News 7 at Six.
And the candidates for Attorney General are heating up their campaigns.
We'll have highlights from a debate in Roanoke today.
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About one-fourth of the employees laid off last week at a Roanoke County
fiberoptics plant will be asked to come back to work, at least temporarily.
That decision was announced today at a union meeting in Salem.
56 of the 215 former Alcatel employees will work through the scheduled
December 31st closing of the factory. They will prepare the plant for
The workers will be selected based on seniority.
IN Q=The people
((DAVID TERRY/UNION PRESIDENT:THE PEOPLE ARE BEING ASKED TO COME BACK AND IT
WAS NEGOTIATED WITH THE UNION THAT IT BE ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS AND NOBODY'S
GOING TO BE FORCED BACK TO WORK.))
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OUT Q=to work
Union President David Terry and many veteran employees say they won't return
to the plant.
They say they'll use the time to look for alternative employment.
Democrat Don Beyer's campaigning on a handful of targeted tax cuts and
rebates this year.
But his past record on taxes came up last night on Doug Wilder's statewide
The first call was from Henrico Republican Delegate Eric Cantor (KANT-er)
about a 1992 bill sponsored by Lynchburg Senator Elliott Schewel that would
have raised state income taxes on high wage earners.
IN Q=At the time
((AT THE TIME, THERE WAS AN INDICATION THAT DON BEYER HAD GONE TO YOU IN THE
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE AND ASKED YOU TO DROP YOUR OPPOSITION TO ANY TAX INCREASES
AND TO ACTUALLY RAISE TAXES. I WAS JUST WONDERING IF YOU COULD MAYBE SET THE
SUPER=02-Del. Eric Cantor/R-Richmond;
OUT Q=record straight.
Beyer says today he did NOT publicly support the income tax increase bill...
and he was NOT required to vote on it in the Senate.
Wilder responded carefully last night.
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IN Q=We talked
((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: WE TALKED ABOUT IT. I THINK IT WAS A QUESTION
OF ME ASKING HIM TO COME IN. I WANTED TO CHAT WITH HIM ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING
ON. AND THERE WAS A LOT OF SENTIMENT AS YOU KNOW FROM PEOPLE WHO THOUGHT IT
WAS TIME TO DO SOME THINGS RELATIVE TO THAT. AND THERE WILL BE OCCASSIONS
WHERE PEOPLE WILL TAKE DIFFERENT SIDES OF ISSUES.))
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OUT Q=sides of issues.
Wilder says he's giving any endorsement in the governor's race "prayerful
The next Attorney General may have little impact on abortion rights, or
the status of parole reform in Virginia.
But today, the candidates argued that those are two of the most important
issues in the November election.
Joe Dashiell reports on their joint appearance in Roanoke.
IN Q=If members of the Roanoke Bar
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke
((If members of the Roanoke Bar were expecting a debate of legal issues,
they were disappointed.
Democrat Bill Dolan and Republican Mark Earley sparred over subjects such
as abortion, the environment and public education... and Dolan's claim that
Earley's conservative record should raise concerns among Virginia voters.
IN Q=There is a big difference
((BILL DOLAN/D- CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE. WE
ASK PEOPLE TO NOW PAY ATTENTION TO THE ELECTION, BECAUSE WHO THE ATTORNEY
GENERAL IS AND WHAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BELIEVES MAKES A VERY BIG DIFFERENCE
IN HOW YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE YOUR LIFE.))
OUT Q=going to live your life.
Earley says Virginians should be more concerned with preserving parole and
welfare reform, than with what he says are distortions of his record.
IN Q=People know where I stand
((MARK EARLEY/R- CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: PEOPLE KNOW WHERE I STAND ON
THE ISSUES. THERE'S A TEN- YEAR RECORD AND I THINK SOMEBODY WHO LOST THE RACE
FOUR YEARS AGO AND IS NOW TRYING TO REINVENT THEMSELVES, I THINK THE VOTERS ARE
GOING TO BE ABLE TO SEE THROUGH THAT.))
OUT Q=see through that.
Dolan says Earley would bring a narrow ideological agenda to the job.
Earley says he offers a record of accomplishment as a state senator, and
competence on criminal justice issues.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
On Wall Street, stocks pushed higher after three consecutive losing sessions.
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The Dow gained 24 points.
NASDAQ dropped nine points.
He's running as an independent for the job of Lynchburg sheriff but he's
also a long- time member of the Republican party.. so it's no surprise that Ron
Gillispie picked up the local GOP endorsement last night.
All four sheriff's candidates met with Republican officials last night.
Party leaders say Gillispie impressed them with his ideas of more training
for deputies and a restitution program for convicted felons.
IN Q=The endorsement
((WENDELL WALKER/LYNCHBURG GOP CHAIRMAN: THE ENDORSEMENT IS VERY IMPORTANT
BECAUSE NOT ONLY DOES HE GET THE ENDORSEMENT, BUT HE ALSO GETS THE POLITICAL
PARTY BEHIND HIM, ACTIVELY WORKING FOR HIS CAMPAIGN, AND I THINK THAT SAYS FOR
A CANDIDATE THAT CAN RECEIVE THAT KIND OF ENDORSEMENT OUT HERE AND HAVE THE
SUPPORT OF THE STRONG GRASSROOTS PARTY HERE IN THE AREA.))
SUPER=01-Wendell Walker/Lynchburg GOP Chairman; :00
OUT Q=here in the area.
Gillispie hopes to unseat long- time incumbent sheriff Lawrence Simpson.
Mary Randolph Preston and Herb Duff also are in the running.
Don Terp says Roanoke County residents have a right to know where their
money is going.
The independent candidate for the board of supervisors says that's what is
behind his call for a complete audit of the county's records.
IN Q=I'm not accusing
((DON TERP/I-BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CAND.: I'M NOT ACCUSING ANYONE OF WRONGDOING
AT ALL. NO, THAT'S NOT THE PURPOSE OF IT AT ALL. IT'S SIMPLY TO ZERO THE
THING. THAT'S ALL. AS I SAY, I'VE LIVED IN THIS AREA FOR OVER 14 YEARS AND AS
FAR AS I KNOW, NO ONE HAS EVER CALLED FOR AN AUDIT OF THE WHOLE ORGANIZATION.))
SUPER=01-Don Terp/(I) Board of Supervisors Cand.;
OUT Q=of the whole organization
Terp is also proposing the county police department revert back to a
And he'd like to see county assessments taken every THREE years instead of
every year, as they are done now.
Terp is running against incumbent Bob Johnson for the Hollins district seat
on the board.
Johnson says Terp's assessment plan is "ludicrous" and an attempt to take
the county back to the fifties and sixties.
He also says the county ALREADY does an annual audit, and copies are
available at all county libraries...including the one where Terp held his news
We'll take a look back at last night's Skins win, the Marlins know the Braves
are far from finished, the Express is introducing its roster at this hour,
And Bobby Hussey the new Tech hoops coach as 8 newcomers on his roster.
We'll talk men's and women's Hokie roundball in a monent.
the Washington Redskins 21-16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys last night
pushed their record to 4 and 2.
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But there was a price as Washington running back Terry Allen left the game
after injuring his left knee.
IN Q="I think..
((TERRY ALLEN/REDSKINS TAILBACK:))
SUPER=01-Terry Allen/Redskins Running Back; :
OUT Q=...soon as I can"
It was a night taylor made for back ups as second string tailback Stephen
Davis scored two touchdowns and reserve tight end James Jenkins caught a Gus
Frerotte TD pass as well.
Dallas falls to 3 and 3 on the season as a late comeback rally falls short.
IN Q="I seen
((BARRY SWITZER/DALLAS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Barry Switzer/Dallas Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...got to score more"
The Atlanta Braves hope to even their best of seven National League
championship series with the Marlins tonight at Turner Field.
The Braves trail the Fish three games to two.
But the Marlins know the series is far from over.
IN Q="We know...
((CHARLIE JOHNSON/MARLINS CATCHER:))
SUPER=01-Charlie Johnson/Marlins Catcher; :00
OUT Q=...A VICTORY."
Atlanta sends Tom Glavine to the mound tonight to face the Marlins Kevin
College basketball practice officially begins at the stroke of midnight this
And in Blacksburg no one is quite sure what the men's and women's programs
will turn into this season.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=04-Last Season; :00
SUPER=01-Bobby Hussey/Va. Tech Head Coach; :12
SUPER=01-Andre Ray/Va. Tech Forward; :30
SUPER=01-Myron Guillory/Va. Tech Senior Guard; :40
SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Va. Tech Women's Head Coach; 1:02
SUPER=01-Lisa Witherspoon/Va. Tech Point Guard; 1:16
SUPER=01-Michelle Hollister-Houseright/Va. Tech Junior Forward; 1:38
The NBA's defending western conference champs will have to begin defense of
their crown without John Stockton.
The future hall of fame point guard has undergone arthroscopic knee surgery
to have loose cartilage removed.
Stockton will miss the first six to eight weeks of the season.
That means his string of 609 consecutive games will come to an end.
The western district's principals met today in Charlottesville to attempt to
decide what punishment the G.W. Danville football team should receive for using
an ineligible player in three of its wins this season.
Virginia High School League executive director Ken Tilley said the first
level of the appeal process was heard today, and that GW is continuing to
pursue the situation.
The Eagles likely will have to forfeit each of the three wins for using a
player who lives in PIttsylvania County and not the city of Danville.
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