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Up next on News 7--
It may have been an electrical problem that ignited a fire at a Southeast Roanoke pawn shop early this morning.
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And firefighters finally get the upper hand on a 500- acre fire in Amherst county.
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A partly to mostly cloudy day across the region with more sunshine as you head toward the Martinsville, Danville area..I'll have your weekend forecast....

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A wildfire that scorched hundreds of acres of land in Amherst County is finally under control..
..but it was a long night for firefighters from across the state who came to battle the blaze.
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Crews from as far away as Page County and Pulaski turned out to fight the fire in the Galts Mill Road area northeast of Madison Heights.
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Officials now say the fire burned about 500 acres of land.. that's less than yesterday's estimate of six to eight hundred acres.
Firefighters have spent the morning knocking down hot spots and making sure the fire had not jumped any of the lines they'd set last night.
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((MARTHA WARRING/VA DEPT. OF FORESTRY: THEY DID A REALLY GOOD JOB. WE HAD HIGH WINDS ALL DAY YESTERDAY AND EVEN INTO THE NIGHT LAST NIGHT. PRETTY DANGEROUS SITUATIONS, LOT OF GULLIES AND PLACES WHERE THE WIND FUNNELS UP THROUGH THE FOREST AND THE GUYS DID A GREAT JOB.))
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Residents who were evacuated have now been allowed back into their homes.
Sparks from a railroad crew apparently started the fire.
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A faulty power strip may have caused a fire at pawn shop on Jamison Avenue that broke out shortly after 4 o'clock this morning.
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The Pawn Shop-2 suffered about a quarter-million dollars in damage in the fire which was mainly confined to the first floor of the building. Nobody was injured, but most of the store's showroom merchandise was destroyed.
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((DOUG BRANDT/"THE PAWN SHOP" OWNER; MOST OF THE FIRE DAMAGE TOOK PLACE IN THE RETAIL AREA. THE CUSTOMERS MERCHANDISE, MOST OF IT WAS NOT DAMAGED. THAT THAT WAS WE'RE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE CUSTOMERS. THEY ARE OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY, BUT FIRST WE'VE GOT TO GET CLEARED TO GO INSIDE THE BUILDING AND IT MIGHT BE A WEEK OR SO BEFORE WE CAN DO THAT.))


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Brandt says the owners will re-open the shop on Jamison Avenue. In the meantime, they are directing customers to their other pawn shop on Cove Road. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
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A month- long investigation into whether the Lynchburg fire department bought stolen emergency radios has netted one arrest.
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Allan Johnson of 1441 Nelson Drive in Lynchburg was arrested yesterday and charged with three counts of embezzlement from Ericsson Incorporated.
Fire officials reportedly bought seven radios from Johnson who was an Ericsson employee.
Police searched Johnson's home last month and seized computer equipment, radios and parts and programming manuals.
The investigation is continuing.
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State police are on the scene of a car accident that apparently has killed two people in Campbell County.
The single- car crash occurred on Route 600 just east of Brookneal around 10:30.
No other details are available yet.

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Tributes and condolences are pouring in, following the murder of "Wall Street Journal" reporter Daniel Pearl.
Those who have seen the videotape of the killing say there is NO doubt that the victim is Pearl.
Gretchen Carlson reports.
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(( Daniel Pearl's body has not been found.. and it remains unclear when his execution style killing took place.
Pearl's wife Mariane..seven months pregnant with their first child says his abductors did not need to kill her husband to make their point.
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wrong, completely wrong."
Political reaction to Pearl's death has been swift and stern. President Bush took time out from his official visit to China to condemn the murder and said it would only strengthen the United States' resolve to combat terrorism.

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"Those who would threaten Americans, those who would engage in criminal barbaric acts need to know that these crimes only hurt their cause."
The Wall Street Journalist was kidnapped by Islamic extremists in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi back in January. His captors emailed photos of Pearl along with their demands for a ransom and the release of Taliban and Al Qaida prisoners...saying Pearl would be executed if the demands were not met. A video tape of his murder was delivered to authorities.
Stand UP: Pearl is the 9th journalist to be killed since the start of the war in Afghanistan. Police have rounded up a group of suspects including Sheikh Oamar Saeed, an Islamic militant who has already admitted to a role in Pearls' kidnapping. He is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing next week. ))

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It was a fiery spectacle during rush hour traffic in Seattle---
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A car exploded on an interstate yesterday evening.
The vehicle caught fire after it collided with another vehicle.
The driver managed to escape the vehicle un- harmed, and no one else was injured.
Besides being a jaw- dropping sight on the highway, the incident tied up traffic for about an hour.
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North Korea is rejecting President Bush's offer to open a dialogue with Washington.
Bush has said the U-S is committed to working with other countries for peaceful resolutions of global problems.
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Before ending their three- nation tour of Asia, the President and First Lady made a stop at the Great Wall.
It's the same section of the landmark that Richard Nixon visiting during his historic, ice- breaking visit 30 years ago.
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President and Mrs. Bush then boarded Airforce One, and should be home sometime this evening.
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Coming up next on the newscast, an alert shopper stops a terrorist attack in a Middle Eastern market. [Streaming Video] [music up full] [comm1]

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A shopper prevents a suicide bombing today in a West Bank supermarket--
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Authorities say a customer shot and killed a Palestinian, who was wearing a belt strapped with explosives.
Police say there apparently was a small charge that DID explode, covering the floor of the store with nails.
One woman suffered minor injuries.
Meanwhile, the supermarket manager says the store was crowded with shoppers in advance of the Jewish Sabbath, and adds it's a miracle that more people weren't hurt.
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A Tunisian man suspected of heading some of Osama bin Laden's operations in Europe is convicted today in Italy.


It's the first guilty verdict in Europe related to bin Laden's al-Qaida network since the 9-11 attacks.
The man known as the "Saber" was convicted of criminal association with intent to obtain and transport arms, explosives, and chemicals.
He was sentenced to five years in prison.


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A new support group in Roanoke County is giving help to the unemployed.
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It's called Back on the Path and it was started by parishioners at Cave Spring United Methodist Church.
Most of the people in the group consider themselves under-employed because they are overqualified for their current position.
A technical writer, for example, is working graveyard shift as a customer service rep at the Home Shopping Network.


Group members help each other by lending an ear, passing on job leads and polishing resumes.
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[tc:20:41:48] ((DON HILL/CO-FOUNDER:FIRST OF ALL, WE OPENED IT UP TO JUST CHURCH MEMBERS, WE HAD A FEW PEOPLE COME, AND THEN WE DECIDED WE SHOULD REALLY ENLARGE IT AND GO TO THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE THERE'S AN AWFUL LOT OF UNEMPLOYMENT PEOPLE OUT THERE OTHER THAN OUR CHURCH MEMBERS.)) [butt butt butt butt butt] [TC:21:01:37] ((BRUCE PRILLAMAN/RETIRED GE: EVERYBODY HERE IS LOOKING FOR EVERYBODY ELSE. WE EVEN COME UP WITH STUFF IN THE LOCAL PAPER THAT PEOPLE WHO WERE BUSY THAT DAY JUST DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE TO GET. ))
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Business Reporter Jennifer Miele will have more about Back on the Path tonight on News 7 at six.
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After a ten hour marathon session yesterday the members of the House of Delegates completed their budget bill.
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The marathon included complaints from lawmakers who questioned increases in fees, and cuts in education, economic development, corrections and many other areas.
Last night, the House approved 23- million dollars for non-state agencies, a list that includes more than 20 cultural groups in central and western Virginia... but that item brought debate as well.
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[04:17:24] ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT. IT'S SOMETHING WE HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT, BECAUSE IF WE WANT TO DO AWAY THE NON-STATE AGENCIES AND NOT HAVE THEM FUNDED THEN WE HAVE TO TAKE A SERIOUS LOOK AT NOT FUNDING THE STATE MUSEUMS, BECAUSE IT'S THE SAME ISSUE.)) [04:22:35] ((DEL. MARIAN VAN LANDINGHAM: THEY'RE NOT MUSEUMS ALL OF THEM. THERE'S A GREAT VARIETY OF THINGS. IT'S A WONDERFUL LITTLE PORK BARREL ISN'T IT.))
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The State Senate approved its two year 53- billion dollar budget with comparatively little debate yesterday afternoon. The two proposals are now headed to a conference committee which will attempt to resolve the differences.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll speak with actress Angela Bassett as she shares her memories about the making of "The Rosa Parks Story."
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Actress Angela Bassett is stepping into the shoes of a Civil Rights heroine in the upcoming C-B-S movie, "The Rosa Parks Story."
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Bassett plays Parks in the drama, which chronicles her life, including her defining moment on a segregated bus in 19-55.
We recently spoke with the actress via satellite about what it meant to her to play such a pivotal figure in history..
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 33 points. The NASDAQ dropped 7 points.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll recap last night's gold medal performance by 16 year old Sara Hughes.
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Sixteen is pretty SWEET for new Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes.
The teenage figure skater from Long Island has emerged from the shadow of better- known U-S teammate Michelle Kwan.
Hughes soared from fourth place to pull off one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history.
Jennifer Miller has a re- cap.
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((THE YOUNGEST OF THE THREE AMERICAN SKATERS PULLS OFF AN UPSET. >SIXTEEN-YEAR OLD SARAH HUGHES FROM GREAT NECK, NEW YORK DAZZLED >AUDIENCES AND THE JUDGES WITH HER SOPHISTICATION ... AS SHE SKATED A >FLAWLESS LONG PROGRAM. >THE AUDIENCE WAS SO MOVED ... THEY GAVE HER A STANDING OVATION 10 >SECONDS BEFORE SHE WAS DONE. > >(NAT) > >BUT IT WAS A DISAPPOINTING NIGHT FOR OLYMPIC DARLING, MICHELLE KWAN. >THE 1998 SILVER MEDALIST FELL WHILE TRYING TO COMPLETE A TRIPLE JUMP, >AND DELIVERED AN OVERALL SHAKEY PROGRAM. UNABLE TO FULLFILL HER DREAM >OF A GOLD MEDAL, KWAN HAD TO SETTLE FOR THE BRONZE. > >(NAT) > >IRINA SLUTSKAYA ALSO WASN'T ON THE TOP OF HER GAME. THE RUSSIAN SKATER >-- KNOWN FOR HER STRONG JUMPS -- FAILED TO LAND THEM CLEANLY. > >U.S. SKATER AND OLYMPIC NEWCOMER, SASHA COHEN, CAME IN FOURTH. > >(STANDUP) >MICHELLE KWAN SAYS IT JUST WASN'T HER NIGHT, BUT SHE MAY TRY AGAIN. >SHE'S HINTED AT A POSSIBLE RETURN -- WHEN THE WINTER GAMES ARE HELD IN >TURIN, ITALY IN 2006. > >JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, SALT LAKE CITY. ))

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Survivor's Tom Buchanan says the hundred-thousand dollars he received from C-B-S is already spent.
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The Smyth County farmer signed autographs and posed for pictures at Clayton Homes in Dublin yesterday. Wednesday the reality show's producers announced Buchanan would get one-hundred thousand dollars because a mistake was made on an immunity challenge question.
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((TOM BUCHANAN/SURVIVOR CONTESTANT; IT'S ALREADY SPENT...THE BANK OWNED MORE OF THAT FARM THEN I DID NOW WERE GETTING EVEN I NEED TO KEEP BRINGING IN BEN FRANKLINS...THEN I GOT TO OWN THAT FARM ONE OF THESE DAYS.))
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Since the finale of Survivor Africa, Buchanan says he has barely been home. The fourth place finisher says he has an agent and is charging thousands of dollars for appearances.
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