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The manhunt continues for two armed robbery suspects who killed a convenience store clerk and injured another last night.
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And dozens of employees are going on temporary furlough at a New River Valley company.
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The warm weather's about to come to an end as cold temperatures will return with a vengeance...I'll have your blustery and cold forecast.....

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Roanoke police are searching a Northwest neighborhood in search of two men who shot and killed a convenience store clerk last night.
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It happened around 11 last night at the Texaco Stop In on Hershberger Road. Two armed men killed one employee and wounded another.
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Jennifer Miele is at the store now. Jennifer, I understand you spoke this morning with the survivor.
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[Haleos]


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Management at a New River Valley company is working to keep the business up and running.
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Officials say 85-employees at Haleos are being furloughed for two to four weeks because the company is out of operating capital. Senior managers are staying on the job at the Blacksburg company to work with investors on long-term funding. A human resources official says he hopes to have normal operations resume in two weeks. Haleos was established in 19-96 by four Virginia Tech graduates. It makes fiber optic connectors and Internet systems.
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The Henry County School Board's controversial plan to consolidate several schools ran into a roadblock yesterday.
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The school board asked the board of supervisors for a roughly 700- thousand dollar advance to get started on the project. The school board is planning to consolidate four high schools into two. Yesterday the supervisors unanimously said NO to the request. A spokeswoman for the school system says it is still planning to move forward with the re-configuration ...and that the advance in funds would have allowed work to be done before students return to school in the fall.
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A neighbor of seven- year- old Danielle van Dam now faces a murder charge.
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Investigators in San Diego now believe the girl, who's been missing for three weeks, is dead.
Danielle's neighbor, David Westerfield is being arraigned today.
A prosecutor says he'll file one count of murder with a special circumstance -- murder during kidnapping.
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((DAVID BEJARANO/SAN DIEGO POLICE CHIEF: WE STILL HAVE OVER 100 PIECES OF EVIDENCE TO REVIEW. WE HAVE RECEIVED OVER 500 TIPS. AT THIS POINT, WE BELIEVE HE'S THE ONLY SUSPECT, BUT AGAIN THAT COULD CHANGE AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. ))

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If convicted, Westerfield could get a life sentence, or possibly, the death penalty. Authorities say Danielle was last seen February first, when her father put her to bed. Despite having searched from San Diego to Mexico, authorities have found are no trace of the girl.
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A judge has decided that a crematorium operator in Georgia can get out of jail on 100- thousand dollars' bail.
He says he doesn't consider Ray Brent Marsh a flight risk or a danger to the public.
Marsh runs the Tri- State Crematory, where authorities have discovered 331 corpses--that were SUPPOSED to have been cremated.
He's charged with 16 counts of theft by deception.
Investigators are still searching the property, including a small lake nearby.

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It's a battle of words today on Capitol Hill, as current and former Enron executives clash over who knew what concerning the energy giant's financial problems.
Jennifer Jones reports from Washington.
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((Without a flinch Sherron Watkins, Enron Vice President of Corporate development told her story to the senate commerce committee of what led to the collapse of the Nations 7th largest company.

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It was the same story she had told weeks earlier. Only this time the man Watkins says deserves some of the heaviest blame for Enrons demise ....was sitting nearby. Jeffrey Skilling former Enron chief executive still maintaining that he believed the energy giant was healthy and that he had no indication that the company was collapsing when he abruptly resigned last August.
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But just as Watkins testimony is in stark contrast to Skillings, so is Jeffrey McMahonsthe current Enron president who says he complained to Skilling about the maneuvering of partnerships that made Enron appear to be solid on paper when the company was in fact crumbling.

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STANDUP ( Watkins..said Enron had a brief window of opportunity to save itself but lay refused to accept or recognize company statements had been manipulated)))

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Help could soon be on the way to the approximately 500 homeowners in Bedford County who are running out of water.


Last night, the board of supervisors supported the public service authority's plan to bring public water to those homes in trouble.
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((FREDDIE PICKREL/BEDFORD CO. HOMEOWNER; I GOT SOME HOPE THAT WHAT I GOT WON'T BE COMPLETELY LOST IF I GET SOME COUNTY WATER. AT LEAST WE CAN LIVE LIKE HUMANS AND WHAT WE HAVE WILL BE WORTH A LITTLE SOMETHING.))
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The news is a welcome relief for Freddie Pickrel and his family.
They live in the New London area and like many of their neighbors, have been without water for months.
The Pickrel's are currently hauling water in, after several attempts to drill a new well all failed.
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((THE FIRST WELL LASTED UNTIL OCTOBER. THEN I DRILLED TWO 500 FOOT ONES, ONE 400 FOOT ONE AND CLEANED OUT A SPRING WITH NO WATER, OR VERY LITTLE WATER.))
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It won't immediately solve the problems, though.
If all goes well, some residents could get public water by Christmas.
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A plan that would allow state voters to raise the sales tax is killed in the General Assembly. We'll have the details.
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and a day after more violence, P-L-O leader Yassir Arafat calls for more peace talks.
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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat now says he wants to re- start talks with Israel.
That, as a Saudi peace initiative gathered some momentum today.
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In Ramallah, Arafat met with the United Nations envoy to the Middle East.
Meanwhile, Israeli blockades continued in Palestinian areas-- a day after two Palestinians and two Israelis were killed in the West Bank.
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The widow of "Wall Street Journal" reporter Daniel Pearl says she's proud of her husband, and says his beliefs live on.
Mariane Pearl is pregnant with the couple's first child.
Gretchen Carlson has more.
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As family and friends remembered Danny Pearl at his alma mater Stanford University, his widow Mariane is also paying tribute to her husband by speaking out for the first time since his death. In her eyes, she says, the former Wall Street Journal reporter is a hero.

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I know Danny has not been defeated by the people who kill him. His spirit, his faith, his conviction have not been defeated. You know, I am extremely proud of him.

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Mariane is still in Pakistan, where her husband was kidnapped and murdered. She's 7 months pregnant with the couples first child. She saw her husband for the last time more than a month ago when he went to meet with Islamic extremists for an interview.

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I see it being like an alarm for everybody - means that if people in the world do not realize that they are not immune against this anymore than nothing will - I mean we will never fight this war.

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Meantime, the key suspects were back in court and the U-S Ambassador to Pakistan is pressing the President of Pakistan to hand over the suspects namely Sheik Omar Saeed. Saeeds already admitted to planning Pearls kidnapping and authorities believe he knows much more.

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Sheikh Omar is a nasty character, hes been involved in kidnappings and crimes against American citizens for many years.

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Justice is something Mariane Pearl hopes to see, after losing a husband too soon.

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If I can tell my son, that yes he was brutally murdered and cowardly murdered but the ultimate objective of these people never reached its goal - thanks to him by what he passed onto me and what he passed onto other people and hopefully other people to other people - than - hes a hero. (smiles)

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The General Assembly has virtually killed a proposed statewide sales tax referendum.
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It was the bill that Governor Warner had supported. It was the best hope for a statewide sales tax referendum that would raise more than 300- million dollars a year for school construction across Virginia.
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But yesterday one General Assembly committee stripped away the statewide referendum, and then a second committee killed the bill entirely.
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House Speaker Vance Wilkins is reportedly working behind the scenes to revive regional referendums that could raise money for roads and schools in northern Virginia.
Supporters of the statewide education referendum haven't given up either, but their prospects remain slim at best.

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The national recession and the state's budget crisis have had little effect on the City of Lynchburg.
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That's the word from mayor Carl Hutcherson.
He delivered the State of the City address before a packed house in city council chambers last night.
Hutcherson says cuts in state funding will lead to tough budget decisions this spring.. but taxes will not go up.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I BELIEVE THAT ONE OF THE SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS FACING COUNCIL DURING ITS UPCOMING BUDGET DELIBERATION WILL BE WHETHER OR NOT TO TRY TO OFFSET ANY REDUCTION IN STATE FUNDING WITH LOCAL FUNDS. BECAUSE OF COUNCIL'S COMMITMENT NOT TO RAISE TAXES, TO DO SO WOULD REQUIRE SPENDING REDUCTIONS IN OTHER AREAS WHERE LOCAL REVENUES FUND CITY SERVICES.))
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Hutcherson says millions of investment dollars are starting to pour into downtown and the city is keeping its financial commitments to renovate the schools and overhaul Lynchburg's sewer system.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Leo will let us know just how cold it is going to get tonight.
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Also a humanitarian group gives one of its top honors to a piano player.
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He's a native New Yorker, but the Piano Man is striking the right chord in L-A.
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Singer Billy Joel was honored last night as the "Music Cares" Person of the Year.
The award is given to singers for their accomplishments as entertainers and as humanitarians.
The event also serves as a fundraiser for the program, which helps struggling musicians.
Joel accepted his award graciously-- and with a bit of humor.
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((BILLY JOEL/SINGER: I KNOW WHEN I WENT TO THE SOVIET UNION I ENDED THE COLD WAR, BUT THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO. MAYBE IT'S RETROACTIVE. ANYWAY I APPRECIATE THIS VERY MUCH. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THESE GREAT PEOPLE DO MY STUFF." ))
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Joel has already been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.
Other celebrities who helped Joel celebrate included Rob Thomas, Stevie Wonder, and Jon Bon Jovi.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 60 points.
The NASDAQ has lost 17.

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Coming up in Sports,
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the Atlanta Falcons clip the wings of its starting quarterback, but that is good news for former Tech star Michael Vick.
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Michael Vick may finally get his chance to really shine... He may get a chance to lead the Falcons in Atlanta as a full-time starter.
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Yesterday afternoon the Falcons cut veteran quarterback Chris Chandler, the man who led them to the Super Bowl in 1999. The 14 year veteran has been plagued by injuries, but the main reason he's being let go is that the Falcons need to rid themselves of some high priced veterans. This means Vick will be the starter when the Falcons report to mini-camp late in upcoming spring.
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The high school basketball regional tournaments open tonight throughout the area. Schools that have dominated all season like Radford and George Wythe will be in action, along with a Cave Spring team that is certainly peaking at the right time.
Steve Mason has more.
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((Rarely will you hear a high school coach say that he is more confident going into the regionals with a 12 and 10 team than a 19 and 2 squad. But that is exactly how Billy Hicks feels about this team compared to last seasons squad. ((:))
Critics said the Knights season was over when All-American J.J. Redick suffered a foot injury in late January. Cave Spring lost four in a row and then won two without their star. When he returned the Knights had new balance with four players scoring in double figures in three of the last four games. ((:)) ((:))
Duke Coach Mike Kryzewski's visit and aggressive, attacking therapy on his foot has Redick averaging nearly 28 points a game since his return.)) ((:)) ((:))
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