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They're among America's Most Wanted--
Two members of the Texas gang that broke out of prison last month remain on the loose.
We'll have the latest on the search for the escapees.
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And authorities say an argument between two men in Roanoke results in murder.
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Another day of clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine... as promised... and temperatures expected to be somewhat warmer for this Tuesday.
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Keep it tuned here-- News 7 at noon is next.


[Texas-Escapees]


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The so- called "Texas Seven" are now down to two.
A raid on a Colorado trailer park yesterday netted four of the seven convicts who broke out of prison last month.
A fifth took his own life during a police standoff.
Authorities believe all seven escapees had been living in a Colorado motor home for the last three weeks.
They're not limiting the scope of their search to just THAT state-- they're searching all over the country.
Meanwhile, the F-B-I believes the remaining two escapees may now try to head south of the border.
The theory is that the escapees are on the move because they need money.
Chris Lawrence has an update on the manhunt.
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((It is 5 down and 2 to go as the saga of the Texas 7 continues. Four of the fugitives have been captured peacefully, even though they had a stockpile of weapons. A fifth committed suicide yesterday in Colorado's Rocky Mountain foothills...when police surrounded the trailer home where the gang had been hiding.

SOT: Rich Marianos, ATF Spokesperson


"We believe the that two people, Newberry and Murphy are still at large and in possession of about 20 guns and an amount of cash."
Narr: The two men still evading police, Patrick Murphy Jr .. serving 50 years for rape , and Donald Newbury, .. serving 99 years for armed robbery -- are thought to be traveling in a 1970s brown conversion van.
Reported sightings have come in from as far away as California and New York. Regardless of their location, police warn that these men are heavily armed... and could be more desperate than ever.
Mark Mershon/FBI "We know this based upon an interview of the subjects we have in custody."
Narr: Meanwhile, the four who are once again behind bars.. are being prepared to answer charges ranging from murder to escaping from prison.

SOT: Rich Marianos, ATF

"We're going to get them in front of a judge to face the ATF charges, what they're being charged with."
The 7 inmates escaped from a texas prison last month ,and were found living in a rented motor home.. 10 miles west of Colorado Springs.
Lawrence Close: (Americas most wanted - helped track the men down....) ))
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[Roanoke-Shooting]


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Police say an argument between two men in Roanoke last night ended in murder. 50- year old Mark David Stroud was shot and killed at a residence in the 23- hundred block of Hollins Road. 43- year old Neil Anthony Spencer is behind bars in the Roanoke city jail charged with murder. The shooting happened around nine thirty last night.


[Burglaries]


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Roanoke City Police want to help you protect your home and business from burglers.
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Shannon Young joins us now from the Roanoke Police Department's northeast office with more on the burglary prevention program.
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((ROLLCUE:...share with homeowners and business owners through a series of seminars.))
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QUESTION? Shannon, what about home security systems?

[81-Travel]


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Drivers may run into some problems on interstates 81 and 64 today.
In Rockbridge County, one lane southbound at mile marker 195 is closed, to clean up a fuel spill from a tractor trailer accident.
And in Alleghany County, one lane of I-64 is closed in both directions because of a tractor trailer that spilled its cargo of apples.

[Monty-Fatal]


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A Blacksburg woman died in a car accident overnight in Montgomery County.
19-year-old Jennifer Price was killed after she lost control of her car. It struck a tree and landed upside down in a creek off of Lick Run Road.
She was wearing a seatbelt.
Two passengers were taken to the hospital.
Their condition is not available.

[Hollingsworth]


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The head basketball coach of Danville's high school is in trouble with the law.
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A grand jury indicted Ron Hollingsworth for taking indecent liberties with a female student under the age of 18.
Last week, the Superintendent's office placed Hollingsworth on administrative leave.
Hollingsworth became the new head basketball coach at G.W. back in July.
He was arrested this morning and was released a short time later on ten thousand dollar bond.
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[Montvale-Park]


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Opponents of what's being called "The Center for Commerce and Technology at Montvale" voiced their concerns at last night's Bedford County board of supervisors meeting.
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The Bedford County Industrial Development Authority wants to turn this 220- acre farm in Montvale into the county's newest industrial park.
County officials say the park will attract clean, safe industry like business offices and light manufacturing.
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((SUE GILBERT/BEDFORD CO. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY DISCUSSION WITH ANY POTENTIAL FIRM REGARDING A LOCATION ON THIS PROPERTY, OR HAS THERE BEEN ANY MARKETING OF THE PROPERTY.))
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But more than 650 residents have signed petitions opposing the park.. they say their safety and way of life are being sacrificed to the lure of tax dollars.
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((JULIA MCDANIEL/OPPOSES INDUSTRIAL PARK: THE NOISE NUISANCE, THE AIR POLLUTION, THE WATER POLLUTION, FIRE SAFETY, THE DISTURBANCE OF THE HABITAT OF DEERE AND OTHER ANIMALS ON THE FARM.)) ((LLOYD CLARK/OPPOSES INDUSTRIAL PARK: WHAT DRIVES JOBS IS EDUCATION AND COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE, NOT GOVERNMENT SCHEMES. WE, THIS GROUP OF CONCERNED CITIZENS OF BEDFORD COUNTY, ARE ASKING YOU TO VOTE THIS PROPOSAL DOWN AT THIS TIME ONCE AND FOR ALL.))
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Neither the supervisors nor the planning commission were scheduled to vote on the project last night.
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Some Bedford County residents would like to see the area's public school teachers get a raise.
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Teachers have been asking the county for years to make their salaries more competitive with surrounding counties.


Under a plan discussed last night, the next school budget would give educators a raise of between 15 and 17 percent.
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((DR. JAMES BLEVINS/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I THINK IF THIS MOMENTUM CAN KEEP GOING THEN WE SHOULD HAVE A GOOD CHANCE OF TRYING TO GET THIS PACKAGE THROUGH. THE SCHOOL BOARD RIGHT NOW IS COMMITTED TO THE TEACHERS' SALARY PROPOSAL.)) ((JESS TUCKER/BEDFORD CO. EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: HOPEFULLY, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL SEE THAT WE HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THAT SHOULD WEIGH MORE FOR IT.))
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Comments from last night's meeting will be passed on to the board of supervisors during the county's budget session.
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[Internet-Twins]


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Following today's closed- door hearing, a pair of American- born twins at the center of an Internet adoption battle will stay in the care of British authorities.
Mark Phillips has more on the trans- Atlantic custody fight for the baby girls.
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[Bush-Education]


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Education is at the top of President Bush's agenda today--
Later this afternoon, he'll present his education bill to Congress.
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But one item that's sure to be included in his plan is school vouchers.
He says the plan calls for accountability in school districts, and that means there must be "consequences" for schools that perform poorly.
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A key part of Bush's plan calls for failing schools to lose federal funding.
That money would then go to parents who want to send their children to private schools.

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Radford City Council hopes to boost the police department's morale by giving officers a pay increase.
A recent report identified the Radford Police department as one of the lowest paid in the region.
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Radford City Council approved an across the board pay scale increase for all officers last night.
It will take effect in July.
It will increase the starting salary by ten percent to nearly 27-thousand dollars a year.
Radford's acting police chief says it will help recruiting efforts and morale.
It will also make Radford's pay more competitive with other departments in the New River Valley.
Council will wait to act on a proposal to hire ten new officers until budget issues can be worked out.
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[Smart-Road]


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Winter weather can make driving treacherous.
But, some researchers are hoping their "Smart Road" technology will help make typically dangerous roads SAFER in the future. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute rolled out its "Smart Road" in March, so this is the first winter they've been able to make snow in Blacksburg .. Meredyth Censullo has more.
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Breaking News.... Norfolk Southern has just announced it will cut one to two thousand employees in the next 12 months. That's nearly six percent of its workforce.
The company will also slash its divided and get rid of 12-thousand freight cars .. as part of a restructuring plan brought on by a slowing economy.
We'll have more on the announcement, its reasons and impact, tonight at five and six.

[Oil-Spill]


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It's an oil spill that's bigger than the city of Los Angeles.
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Ecuador has declared a state of emergency for the Galapagos islands.
That's after the crippled oil tanker, "Jessica" leaked 170- thousand gallons of diesel fuel.
The emergency declaration will free up money to help pay for the cleanup.
The spill began last week near the islands.
It threatens wildlife ranging from iguanas to sea lions.
But it's also hindering area fisherman, who rely on the sea to make their living.
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[Yemen-Hijacking]


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A hijacker is hospitalized with injuries after forcing a Yemeni flight to land in a neighboring African country.

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Authorities say crew members managed to over- power the hijacker.
The man apparently has self- inflicted injuries from his own gun.
The plane was carrying an American ambassador and 90 other passengers.
None of the passengers or crew was injured.
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Authorities in Yemen say the hijacker claims to be a supporter of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
No official word, though, on his motives or demands.

[S-Tiki]


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And Our Hometown Super Bowl Heroes report coming up later today at five, six and 11 will feature one of Roanoke's favorite sons, Tiki Barber.
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The New York Giant running back talked with our Steve Mason just a few days ago about topics ranging from his days at Cave Spring high school to becoming the Giants offensive MVP.
We will also hear from Tiki's mom Geraldine and get her thoughts on her son's success. A look at Roanoke's own Super(------------) Bowl Bound Tiki Barber tonight at five and six.