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Today on news 7 at 5, the man who admitted he killed a Roanoke waitress is sentenced.
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Also today's rain could be a mixed blessing for firefighters battling two massive fires in Roanoke County.
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Periods of rain with heavier downpours until midnight. The short term forecast is wet. Details coming up.

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Also today, President Bush nominates a man with a colorful past to be the next Surgeon General,
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and residents in Lynchburg get some news they can sink their teeth into. One of the area's largest employers is getting bigger.
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Today's rain helps firefighters battling a brush fire in Roanoke County...but it does little to help put out a massive tire fire.
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A health advisory remains in effect for residents of Roanoke, Roanoke Co. and Salem, as a massive tire fire burns for a fourth day. Officials say it could smolder for months before it's out.
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Marya Jones is at the Roanoke County Administration building where officials have been discussing the fire.
Marya, did the rain today make a difference?
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Not much, Jean.
The brush fire and tire fire are contained, but not under control.
Rain DID help dampen the burning brush.
But it also sends toxic runoff from the tire fire into the ground and nearby streams.
The good news is officials say they're ready for it.
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((NATS GLORIA HALE: I'M JUST GOING TO PACK UP AND GET OUT OF HERE AND MAIL MY DAUGHTER'S EASTER BASKET.))
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Gloria Hale only returns home long enough to pack her bags and leave again.
She's spent the night in shelters, friend's homes and motels ever since the Keeling tire dump across the street from her Starlight Lane home caught fire.
She doesn't waste much time surveying the smoke from her back porch.
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((NATS: THIS IS GETTING THICKER, SO I'M GOING TO HURRY UP AND GET OUT OF HERE. THAT'S FOR SURE.))
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A veil of smoke hangs over Gloria's neighborhood... and throughout much of the Roanoke Valley, prompting this warning from health officials.
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((MOLLY O'DELL/REGIONAL HEALTH DIRECTOR: UNTIL THE HEALTH ADVISORY IS LIFTED, FOLKS IN ROANOKE, ROANOKE CO. AND SALEM SHOULD AVOID BEING IN THE SMOKE -- IN PARTICULAR EXERCISING IN THE SMOKE.))
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Local hospitals report NO increase in visits to the emergency room due to the smoke.
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((NATS: THUNDER.))
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As rain began to fall over the massive tire dump, emergency management officials said they were prepared to deal with environmental consequences.
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((BRETT BURDICK/VA. DEPT. OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: WE'RE REASONABLY CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN CONTROL ANY SORT OF RUNOFF OR ANY SORT OF TOXIC POLLUTANTS THAT CAN BE GENERATED FROM THE SITE AND RUNNING OFF.))
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Crews built several dams along Back Creek to catch oil and hazardous runoff from the tire fire.
The fire has claimed more than one-thousand acres of brush and an estimated three million tires.
Rains ... and crews from several states have helped with brush fire mop up.
But for now, the tire fire is being left to smolder.))
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Up near the tire fire, the air quality is so hazardous that we're not allowed up there to show it to you.
Fire crews can only go up there using special breathing equipment.
As I mentioned, there are no plans yet to extinguish the tires.
A special plane that uses thermal imaging has been brought in to look for hot spots in the fire.
Officials plan to analyze pictures from the plane and decide what their plan of attack will be.
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And Jean, on News-7 at 6, we'll give you a first-hand look at the plane and what it does.

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All those snack chips you've been eating have been paying off for Lynchburg's Frito-Lay plant.
Officials today announced a 30-million dollar expansion that will also create 100 new jobs.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Lynchburg's Frito-Lay plant already produces 45 million pounds of six different snack chips every year.. the company is betting Americans have room for a few more.
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((BUT WE ALL HOPE THAT YOU'LL CONTINUE TO EAT MORE, BECAUSE WE CAN MAKE MORE.))
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And they will, starting with a new product line for Frito-Lay's latest innovation, Tostito's Scoops.
The company says Americans are demanding more and newer snack chips these days.. news that makes a nutritionist cringe but chip makers smile.
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((LARRY LIGHTHISER/FRITO-LAY OPERATIONS MANAGER: WHILE WE CONTINUE TO EXPAND OUR MARKETS, OUR GEOGRAPHIES AND THE PRODUCT LINES THAT WE PRODUCE, WE'RE FINDING THAT'S OUR SUCCESS RATE IS PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR THOSE INDULGENT OCCASIONS TO SNACK MORE.))
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So the company will spend 30 million dollars over the next eighteen months and hire another 100 people.
It's the third such expansion since Frito-Lay opened in Lynchburg in 1998.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: AND THAT THIS WAS BECOMING A HABIT, A HABIT THAT NONE OF US REALLY WANT TO BREAK, BECAUSE TODAY IS A GOOD DAY FOR THIS COMMUNITY AND FOR ITS CITIZENS.))
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Officials also say the expansion helps send a message to other companies across central Virginia.
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((STAN GOLDSMITH/REGION 2000: WE'RE STILL ALIVE, WE'VE STILL GOT A GROWING ECONOMY, DIVERSITY IS THE ANSWER, WE CAN SUPPORT YOU, WE'VE GOT THE EMPLOYEES, WE'VE GOT THE ABILITY TO TRAIN THEM, WE'VE GOT ALL THE THINGS WE NEED.))
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Now all they need are more companies to make the investment.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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A life sentence was handed down today for the man who killed an aspiring model last year. Tina Louise Foster had been a waitress at Hooters restaurant in Roanoke.
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Christopher Haynes had met Foster the morning she was killed. As an Army enlisted man he'd been sent to Roanoke on a funeral detail.
The soldiers stopped at Hooter's for lunch and Haynes got Foster's phone number from her so they could get together later and have him take pictures of her. Authorities believe he just snapped when she would not go further. He'd already pled guilty to first degree murder. Today he faced the family of the woman he murdered and apologized.
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((I HAD A GOOD LIFE. BUT I TOOK AWAY SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE. I DON'T PUT BLAME ON NO ONE, ESPECIALLY MS FOSTER. SHE'S INNOCENT. SHE DIDN'T DESERVE TO LOSE HER LIFE THAT NIGHT.))
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With that Judge Clifford Weckstein immediately pronounced the "life" sentence without comment.
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Yassar Arafat will not go to an Arab summit in Beirut- but it wasn't really by choice.
Israel said if Arafat went- it would demand the right to keep him from returning if there were any further terrorist attacks while he was gone.
Kimberly Dozier has more.
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(( Yasser Arafat has decided not to go to an Arab summit in Beirut where one Mideast peace initiative will be on the table. It's a decision almost forced on him by the Israelis who said in order to be allowed to travel..Arafat would have to agree to some tough conditions. Kimberly Dozier reports from Jerusalem. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat says he will not attend the Arab summit in Beirut, shackled by Israeli preconditions.

Israel's prime minister Ariel Sharon had demanded that Arafat earn the trip, by telling his people, in Arabic, to stop the violence. Sharon had also asked for Washington's backing, if he decided NOT to let Arafat return from Beirut. U.S. officials met with Palestinians again today, to pressure Arafat, to rein in militant attacks, and accept an American truce deal. The White House wanted Arafat to attend the Beirut summit, where Arab leaders are discussing a Saudi Mideast peace initiative. But there was another stronger pressure Palestinian violence fueled by what Arafat's people call, Israeli bullying. Gunmen opened fire in the West Bank, in one incident, killing two U.N. observers. There was also a car bombing near one of Jerusalem's largest shopping malls. Soldiers stopped the suspicious car, and it exploded, killing both men inside. And that's not all. Sources tell us, there are two suicide bombers inside Jerusalem right now, primed and ready to attack that according to intercepted transmissions from Palestinian militants. Police have been searching for them, for more than forty-eight hours. Not all Palestinians agree with the suicide attacks, but they insist these desperate actions come from an understandable fury. HANAN ASHRAWI, Palestinian spokesperson: "Languishing under the only remaining military occupation in history, the Palestinian people are besieged, bombed, shelled, assassinated and terrorized in every possible way. So to ask permission from Israel, to go to Beirut to discuss peace WITH Israel was a humiliation these people and their leader were not ready to bear. KD, CBS News, Jerusalem.))


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Coming up next on the newscast, after a long battle the White House releases thousands of documents...but not before making a few changes,
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Aircraft from the U-S-S Theodore Roosevelt have returned to the United States.
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The naval airwing arrived in formation over Norfolk-
Family members and loved ones were standing by with waving flags- to welcome home the pilots...
and with flowers- and hugs.
The pilots have been overseas for months conducting air strikes on Afghanistan.
The airwing is part of the U-S-S Roosevelt- the ship is due back in port tomorrow morning.
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Aboard the ship- the flag raised at the ruins of the World Trade Center on September 11th-
Today the flag was returned to two of the three firefighters who raised it- at a ceremony on board.
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The flag flew on the U-S-S Roosevelt and six other ships while fighting the war on terrorism.
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((I WILL NEVER FORGET THE SMOKY SMELL AS THE FLAG WAS UNWRAPPED IN MY OFFICE.))
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The delegation retrieving the flag included firefighters and police from New York City and the port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
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Over 11-thousand pages of documents related to the Bush Administration energy policy report have been released to the public-
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The White House insist the documents don't prove a tilt toward the energy industry.
Ari Fleischer says of the reports 105 recommendations- 42 dealt with conservation and the environment.
But the papers list meetings between the Bush administration and energy industry leaders- and they apparently don't show any high level meetings with environmentalists.
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President Bush has chosen a man with a Rock'em Sock'em background to be the next Surgeon General.
Gretchen Carlson has more on Dr. Richard Carmona.
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(( He's not your typical Washington guy. Dr. Richard Carmona is a former Army Green Beret used to dangling from helicopters ... and facing enemy fire. He's been shot in the head twice. The first in the Vietnam War the second just 4 years ago when he stopped to help people in a car accident in Tucson but ended up getting into a shoot-out with one of the drivers instead. President Bush joked he almost nixed Carmona's nomination for Surgeon General when he heard about his dare-devil background.

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I worried that maybe he wasn't the best guy to educate our Americans about reducing health risks.
But Carmona - a resident of Tucson -- has dedicated his life to helping others and was emotional at the ceremony announcing his nomination.

(SOT) Dr. Richard Carmona - U-S Surgeon General Nominee

As a high school drop out Hispanic kid to where I am today ... just nothing you could ever dream about."

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Carmona's resume is now pristine but his beginnings were not. He was born in Harlem a high school drop-out who joined the Army moving on to become the first member of his family to graduate from college and medical school. He is now 52 years old married and the father of 3 children.

(SOT 14:32:42) Dr. Richard Carmona - U-S Surgeon General Nominee

You have enabled me to appreciate the American dream."

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If confirmed, Carmona will move on to Washington ... adding yet another accomplishment to an already long list. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.))

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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all the owners of the best steak houses in the Valley have a beef with Patrick Evans... and he refuses to give up until he's tried them all.
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What was once a boarded-up, abandoned trio of buildings on the Roanoke City market now is a thriving center of commerce, and a great place to get a steak.
In part two of his look at local steak houses, Patrick Evans climbs aboard the "Great 611 Steak Company", a relative newcomer to the downtown scene.
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Coming up today in Sports, the Redskins prepare for mini camp with some new faces AND a new coach
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[VO] and a theater group thinks it has found the solution to long lines at the box office...it brings the plays to your living room.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker.
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If you believe in foreshadowing or omens - the Steve Spurrier era in Washington with the Redskins didn't exactly begin under the best of conditions today.
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Spurrier opened up his first NFL mini-camp in a pouring rain at Redskins' Park in Ashburn. About 55 players were in uniform for the first day of the three day camp including quarterback Danny Wuerffel. The other quarterback in camp with SEC college ties, former Auburn great Dameyune Craig, is taking things slowly as he recovers from foot surgery.
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Craig was signed in the off season as a free agent from the Carolina Panthers.

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A Redskin is also becoming a Panthers - again. Michael Bates the
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four-time Pro Bowl selection, played five seasons for the Panthers before joining the Redskins last year. Bates is among the all-time league leaders in kickoff returns, with 347 runbacks for 84-hundred-22 yards and five touchdowns. He signed a one year deal worth $750 thousand bucks.
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The rain today has put a bit of a damper on the high school softball season, but only momentarily.
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Liberty high school is hoping to make some noise in the ultra-tough Seminole district softball race before all is said and done this year. But the players and coaches are well aware that if you want to be competitive in this district you need to grow up in a hurry.
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[go to pinnacle 6999] Another early week reminder for you tonight about Saturday night's final four action.
Oklahoma and Indiana tip-off the evening at 6:07. The Maryland-Kansas game will start 40 minutes after the first game ends. All of the action is right here on WDBJ-7. Jean is coming back to wrap up News 7 at Five in just a moment.
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A theater group in London wants to make its performances more intimate for the audience.
So much so, it is taking its act on the road and into homes.
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The "Close for Comfort" Theater Company has found a way to reduce the cost of a production and create a more intimate atmosphere by staging performances in the living rooms of spectators.
Actors Janet Gill and Glenn Johnson don't need much equipment.
They bring their own props and mix them with ornaments in people's homes. All they request is a minimum audience of ten people to get the right atmosphere.
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((JANET GILL/ACTRESS: I'D BEEN TAKING PRODUCTIONS TO SMALL FRINGE THEATRES IN LONDON AND FRANKLY LOSING A LOT OF MONEY AS ONE DOES USUALLY IN THEATRE SO I WAS TRYING TO THINK OF PLACES WHERE I COULD TAKE DRAMA WHERE I WOULDN'T HAVE SO MANY UPFRONT COSTS AND I THOUGHT OF VARIOUS DIFFERENT PLACES AND ONE OF THE PLACES I THOUGHT OF WAS THE LIVING ROOM, THE DOMESTIC LIVING ROOM.))
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Performances usually last two and a half hours with a thirty minute interval for the audience to have a drink.
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