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Coming up on News 7-
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[V/O-NAT] Millions of tires are burning in Southwest Roanoke County. We're LIVE from an emergency shelter near the fire. We'll explore the tire dump that was three decades in the making. A Roanoke church comes down in pieces, rather than FALLING down. And we'll see the new work of P. Buckley Moss.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

News 7 is next.

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An enormous fire breaks out at an illegal tire dump in Roanoke County, sending clouds of smoke into the sky, visible from as far away as Fincastle, Martinsville and Bedford.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good Evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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Residents and Roanoke County officials say it's their worst nightmare.
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An illegal dump with millions of tires caught fire this afternoon in the Southwest portion of Roanoke County, and continues to burn tonight.
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Authorities are reporting some progress on the brush fire, but say the tires could burn for days.
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Joe Dashiell is at Penn Forest Elementary School tonight, where some of the residents who left their homes are spending the night.
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((ROLLCUE:...this isn't an easy job.))
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Several roads around the fire have been closed off indefinately, and Roanoke County officials are asking motorists to avoid the area.
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[TAKE ROADS PAGE FS 1001] That includes the Blue Ridge Parkway between Routes 220 and 221. Branderwood Road, Buck Mountain Road, as well as Hemlock Road at Starlight Lane have all been blocked off. Merriman Road from Starlight Lane to Starkey Road, Starlight Lane and Kings Chase Road are also closed as a result of the fire.
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[History-Tire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The owner of the tire dump is well known to Roanoke County officials-- About ten years ago, Willie Keeling was convicted of operating an illegal tire dump.
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Teresa Hamilton has that part of the story. Keith, county officials have been after Keeling to clean up the site for the past 14 years- [TERESA FULL]
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but as we know that never happened, and today, many fears became reality.
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(( For years-- Roanoke County officials have worried that Willie Keelings property would catch fire. Keeling has been amassing tires on his property for the past 30- years. In 1997-- the Department of Environmental Quality declared the site a potential health hazard and the county requested Keeling clean up the dump or sell his property. But Keeling's family was slow to act and back then felt the county was trying to run them out of business.
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((THE BEST THING WE CAN DO IS JUST SELL OUT AND LEAVE. "WHO ARE YOU GOING TO SELL IT TO, THE COUNTY?". I DIDN'T KNOW WHO WE'RE GOING TO SELL IT TO.))
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Roanoke County officials actually took Willie Keeling to court in hopes of forcing him to clean up the site-- but the county faced numerous legal challenges.
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((IS IT LEGAL? NO. YOU CAN GET JUDGMENTS AGAINST MR. KEELING... LET'S TRY TO ACHIEVE A SOLUTION TO CLEAN UP THE SITE.))

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But that clean-up never happened. And, today-- Roanoke County attorney Paul Mahoney's fear five years ago came true. ))
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Back in November-- Roanoke County supervisors approved an agreement with Keeling and the Virginia Department of Environmental quality to get the site cleaned up.
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And Keith, work was slated to begin later this year, but now the county will have to look to a different sort of cleanup in the months ahead.

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Today's fire may bring back memories for those who witnessed, and battled, a tire fire in Franklin County almost seven years ago.
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It was in late July of 1995 when black smoke billowed from the Virginia Rubber Recycling Plant in Rocky Mount.
Firefighters were able to contain most of the blaze within several hours, but they needed several days to put the last tires out.
Some months later an investigation determined wiring in a machine at the plant started the fire.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, citizens in Southside got a first look at the next generation of the internet...
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and it's not the rock of ages... A local church starts to come down after suffering structural damage this week. We'll have that and more coming up.
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[Solid-Rock]


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Solid Rock Pentecostal Church is slowly coming down brick by brick.
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Today, workers began dismantled the building that is more than 50-years old.
The city condemned the building this week, after the foundation wall supporting the facade broke, causing the front wall to sag.
Church leaders says it would have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix the building, money the church doesn't have.
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((PASTOR GEORGE TAYLOR/SOLID ROCK PENTECOSTAL CHURCH: WE NEED TO FIND A BUILDING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE'RE IN DESPERATE IN NEED FOR A BUILDING. BUT WE KNOW THAT GOD WILL MAKE A WAY FOR US TO GET EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED TO CONTINUE HIS WORK.))
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Services will be held tomorrow at Greater Life Ministry on Rorer Avenue.
Demolition crews say it will take several days to completely bring down the building and clean it up.
No word yet on when Campbell Avenue will re-open to traffic.
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Police say a Galax man shot his wife before turning the gun on himself yesterday. 73- year old Maxine Estep is hospitalized the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and is in critical condition. She was able to tell police that her husband shot her before he killed himself. A medical examiner confirms that 74- year old James Wilmer Estep died from a gun shot wound to the head.


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The public got one of its first looks at the wave of the future.
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Virginia Tech demonstrated the new e-DAN applications at the Gretna Library today.
It is a wireless broadband communications network that will be used in businesses and residential homes throughout Danville and all of Pittsylvania County.
Researchers say the technology is basically the next generation of the internet.
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((NANCY FRANKLIN/VIRGINIA TECH: THIS PROVIDES VERY HIGH SPEED HIGH BAND WITH CAPABILITES TO THIS AREA SOMETHING THAT WE WOULD PROBABLY GET MUCH LATER THAN MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS AND EVEN SMALLER METROPOLITAN AREAS.))
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Virginia Tech plans to do similar demonstrations throughout the Dan River Region in the next couple of months to educate the public on the technology.
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[Bush-Peru]


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President Bush is in Peru tonight.
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It's the first Peruvian visit by a sitting American president. Protesters took to the streets in Lima, just hours before Mister Bush arrived, blocking downtown streets and prompting major police mobilizations. This time it was former government workers who protested against recent job losses in the government sector. Police quickly dispersed the crowd, concerned about more violence after a bomb exploded Wednesday in downtown Lima. The President's foundry swing through Latin America continues tomorrow as he flies to El Salvador.
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Still to come, we'll take another look at the tire fire that has sent plumes of smoke billowing through the Roanoke Valley.
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but before that, Shannon Young takes a tour of an art museum with a world renowned, but local artist. We'll have that and more when News 7 at 11 returns.
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It's a dream he's had ever since attending Space Camp at age 12.
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Now Lance Bass of the American singing group N-SYNC is actually in Russia for training that may send him into and above the ozone for real.
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((WHY? BECAUSE IT'S BEEN MY LIFE-LONG DREAM. I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO IT AND I WANT TO SEE IF I CAN DO IT. QUESTION YOU SCARED? NAH, NEVER, NEVER.))
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He was taken to a medical institute outside Moscow for the first of a battery of tests. Bass will undergo six months of intensive training starting in May at Star City, outside Moscow, preparing for a November flight aboard a Soyuz rocket with three professional Russian cosmonauts.
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The flight could include the right to film Bass in space for a television special, possibly including him singing, and would be partly funded from advertising from big name sponsors
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It's one for the record books.
Today, kids from all over Roanoke County helped build the world's largest easter egg.
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It was all part of the county's Parks, Recreation, and Tourism's Eggstravaganza Event held at Walrond Park.
The completed egg stands twelve feet tall and measures eight feet across.
The egg was assembled on site and then decorated by several hundred kids.
According to the Guiness Book of World Records this is the world's largest easter egg.
The event ended with an appearance by the easter bunny himself.
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[P-Buckley-Moss]


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Her work is known worldwide but you don't have to go far to see it. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to Waynesboro for a tour of the P. Buckley Moss Museum given by the artist herself.
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((Patricia Buckley Moss was born to tell stories with pictures. She says she's known since her days as a young student struggling dyslexia, that she would be an artist.
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((I WAS IN SCHOOL AND I COULDN'T DO ANYTHING ELSE BUT I COULD DRAW. THAT'S HOW I KNEW. (LAUGHS)))
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Her simple lines, original design and symbolism have earned her a global following. Charles Kuralt dubbed her "The People's Artist" for her wide appeal. She credits her success to paying attention and painting from the heart.
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((I THINK THAT IF YOU'RE RELAXED AND HONEST ABOUT WHAT YOU DO AND YOU ABSORB ALL THE THINGS AROUND YOU AND ALL THE PLACES YOU'VE BEEN... I THINK THAT IS HOW YOUR WORK AND YOUR STYLE, IF YOU'RE HONEST AND THESE THINGS HAPPEN TO YOU, IT JUST HAPPENS.))
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So does tragedy, like the terrorist attacks on her hometown of New York. Moss was home in Panama when the World Trade Center Towers were toppled. Although the only news was in Spanish, the images told the story. The artist responded with three new paintings.
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((IT SHOWS THE THREE PIECES LEFT AFTER THE EXPLOSION, OR WHAT I REMEMBER BEING LEFT, AND THERE'S CHRIST IN THE BACKGROUND... COME TO ME.))
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Prints of the September eleventh pieces are being sold with proceeds going to a college fund for children of the firefighters who died. But regardless of the subject, from misfortune to frivolity, the Amish, who feature prominently in Moss's work, to geese, symbolizing loyalty, stark landscapes to abundant flowers, Moss says all her paintings contain a message.
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((I THINK WHAT YOU WANT IS PEACE, YOU WANT STABILITY, YOU WANT LOVE AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT MY PAINTINGS ARE ALL ABOUT.))
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Shannon Young, News 7, Waynesboro.))

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Virginia Tech's run in the W-N-I-T ended in the semi finals last night the Hokies losing to Houston 77 to 72 in overtime.
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Houston played the Lady Hokies tough at the Cassell.
Ieva Kublina had the hot hand for the Hokies she hits this jumper for 2 of her 32 points.
The Hokies got a good performance from Freshman Erin Gibson she would score 10 points in the semi final game.
But Houston kept it close whith plays like this Nicole Oliver knocks down the jumper in the first half.
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The Cougars outscored the Hokies 14 to 9 in overtime to pull out the 77 to 72 win.
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The Lady Monarchs of Old Dominion are one win away from the final 4. The Monarachs knocked off Kansas State today 88 to 62.
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Old Dominion will meet unbeaten Connecticut on Monday Night.
The Monarch's Lucienne Berthieu gets the steal and layup for 2 of her game hign 30 points and O-D-U went on top by 7.
The next trip down the floor the Monarchs get it to Monique Cullen she hits
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the jumper in the paint the lead was 11 and the Monarchs win it 88 to 62.
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Oklahoma is headed to the final four for the first time since 1988. Hollis Price scored 18 as the Sooners beat Missouri 81 to 75.
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The 2 teams would battle from the opening tipoff.
Missouri's Arthur Johnson hits the jump shot but the Tigers trailed 27 to 20 in the first half.
Oklahoma's Blake Johnson then knocks down the three pointer and the Sooners led 41 to 33 at the half.
Then in the second half Price pulls up and hits the jumper the lead was 8 points.
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Then with 4 minutes left in the game Aaron McGhee knocks down the jumper and the Sooners advance with the 81 to 75 win.
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Oklahoma will Play Indiana next Saturday in the final four.

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The Hoosiers hit 15 of 19 three pointers and held on to knock off Cinderella Kent State 81 to 69.
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The Hoosiers came out and led by 12 early.
Kent State's Eric Thomas hits the running jumper to make it 34 to 22 in the first half.
But Indiana Rallied behind the three pointer Tom Coverdale knocks down this one and the lead was 40 to 22.
Kent State would keep it close Trevor Huffman scores the basket and the lead was still 8.
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The Hoosiers get it to Jarred Jefferies he hits the three pointer for a 14 point lead and Indiana wins it 81 to 69.
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Kentucky Wesleyan and Metro State squared off in the N-C-Double A division two Championship.
Metro State took the lead for good in the second half to win the game 80 to 72. It's Metro States second title in the last three years.
And here are tonight scores.
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Virginia Tech appropriately opened spring football practice under very breezy conditions yesterday. The "winds of change" will also be blowing this coming season. Mike Stevens and photographer Greg Moore have our story from Blacksburg.
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[S-Busch]


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Tempers took over near the end of the Busch Race Channellock 250 at Bristol today.
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Jack Sprague runs toward Jimmy Spencers stall after Spencer spun him out just before the start finish line.
Then an angry Kevin Harvick jumps into a crowd surrounding Greg Biffle after the two tangled on the track.
The confrontations left the winner Jeff Green all alone to celebrate his win in the race.
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[Recap-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Here is the latest information on the day's major story, one that is likely to stay with us for some time.
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Millions of tires continue to burn tonight in southwest Roanoke County.
Some families have been evacuated from homes in the immediate area, and residents of nearby subdivisions have been encouraged to leave in a "voluntary evacuation."
A temporary shelter has been established at Penn Forest Elementary School.
Several roads in the Starkey area are closed, along with the Blue Ridge Parkway from Clearbrook to Adney Gap.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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We will bring you updated live reports on News 7 Sunday Morning, starting at 8 AM, and whenever new developments warrant.