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Firefighters are winning the battle against a Roanoke County tire and brush fire.
Now the Environmental Protection Agency is moving in.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, a soldier who admitted to killing a local waitress learns his punishment.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, the Redskins open mini-camp. The ODAC sweeps the top hoop awards in the state's college division.
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[VO-NAT]

And Old DW is coming back to race one more time at the Martinsville Speedway.
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[WX-Head]
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Brief, heavy showers followed by a quick clear out courtesy of a cold front. A fast changing forecast next.
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News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The brush and forest fire in Roanoke County is now under control.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


That's helping clear the way for the Environmental Protection Agency to move in.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
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How quickly the E-P-A comes on board is not yet clear.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]


The county hopes to have the agency in place this week, but there are still some hurdles left.
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Teresa Hamilton is at the County Administration Building tonight. Teresa, what needs to happen?
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[SUPER=01-Rick Burch/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue Chief; :]
[SUPER=01-Brett Burdick/VA Dept. of Emergency Services; :]
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[EPA-Plane]
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The E-P-A already has personnel here on the ground.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The federal agency is also in the air, using high- tech tools to map the fire's hot spots.
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[VO-NAT]
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Low clouds kept the Aero Commander in its hangar this morning, but members of the crew were at their computers taking a closer look at the infra-red images they captured last night.
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[IN Q=These areas here]

((KEITH ATEN/AIRBORNE IMAGING: THESE AREAS RIGHT HERE, THE LIGHTER THE COLOR, THE HOTTER THE AREA IS. THE DARKER THE COLOR, THE COOLER THE AREA IS.))
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[OUT Q=the cooler the area is.]
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[VO-NAT]


The plane is packed with electronics, including high- resolution digital cameras and an infrared spectrometer (spec-TRAH-meh-tuhr ) that can identify chemicals in a plume of smoke.
But for the hazmat crews dealing with the Roanoke County fire, an infra-red line scanner may provide the most help.
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[IN Q=With the infrared capabilities]

((KEVIN LARSON/EPA ON-SCENE COORDINATOR; WITH THE INFRARED CAPABILITIES THAT WE HAVE, WE CAN FLY OVER THE SITE LIKE WE DID LAST NIGHT AROUND 10 O'CLOCK WHEN WE ARRIVED ON THE SCENE, AND NOT ONLY SEE THE VISIBLE FIRES, YOU CAN SEE THE HOTTER TEMPERATURES UNDERNEATH WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE ANY APPEARANCE OF FLAME, YOU STILL HAVE TEMPERATURES CLOSE TO A FIRE LEVEL.))
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[OUT Q=close to fire level.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke County incident is the first tire fire the plane has documented since it went into service about a year ago.
But the crew has flown over a train derailment, and was placed on standby at both the Super Bowl and the Olympics.
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[County-Supers]
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Roanoke County officials say they've been criticized for their inability to resolve the tire problem in recent years.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]


But today, as they praised the cooperative firefighting effort, they also defended the steps taken earlier in hopes of cleaning up the dump.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Joe D/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell has more on that side to the story.
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[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A Roanoke business damaged by fire this morning is a total loss.
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[VO-NAT]
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Flames were showing when firefighters arrived at Giles Truck Sales on Baker Avenue at around 5:45. The fire was contained to one side of the office area, but damage is estimated at 70-thousand dollars Firefighters say they saw a number of guns while they were inside the building.
At least one of the weapons discharged. One person was inside the building at the time of the fire but no one was hurt. Investigators are still searching for a cause.
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[Clower]


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The Henry County administrator was committed to a mental hospital today, after he apparently tried to kill himself.
Sheriff Frank Cassell says deputies found Sid Clower in some woods behind the county administration building this morning, after a brief search.
Cassell says Clower had a gun and was threatening to shoot himself.
Clower was taken into custody, without a struggle.
Cassell says county officials became concerned about Clower after he left a note on the desk of an assistant, indicating that he might harm himself.

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The soldier who admitted to killing a Roanoke waitress learns his fate.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And Washington comes to the aid of an abandoned area theater.
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[Haynes]
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It was a scam he'd tried before- -to get Hooter's waitresses to pose for pictures.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The last time Christopher Haynes pulled that...
[ANCHOR=Keith ]
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he ended up killing the aspiring model. And now he's going to prison for life.
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[OUT Q=sentencing Haynes to LIFE in prison.]

(( The 27 year old Army enlisted man pled guilty this past January, but it wasn't until today we heard just how gruesome the crime had been....
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[IN Q=The chaos and the horror]

((THE CHAOS AND THE HORROR AND THE TERROR OF WHAT HAPPENED INSIDE THAT CAR WHEN TINA FOSTER WAS BEATEN TO DEATH THAT NIGHT FOR NO JUSTIFIABLE REASON.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=no justifiable reason.]

The case had gone unsolved for some time. When authorities finally focused on Haynes as a suspect, he first denied his involvement. Over the course of a lengthy interview, Haynes finally broke down and confessed. HIS lawyer wanted the judge and the victim's family to hear the anguish in Haynes voice from the tape recorded statement....
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as he expressed remorse for taking Tina Foster's life.
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The Fosters did not testify. Haynes' father did. Charles Haynes is in law enforcement in Georgia who says he taught Chris right from wrong and that there are consequences to our actions.
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((AND HE MADE A CHOICE THAT EVENING, AND I THINK BOTH HE AND MS FOSTER MADE A CHOICE AND THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES OF THOSE CHOICES.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=those choices.]

Just days before Foster was killed Haynes had lured two Hooters waitresses in the Richmond area into a photo shoot. He also had a history of making obscene phone calls in Georgia. Authorities couldn't prove he tried to rape Foster, but they suspect he wanted more than she did and that he snapped when she refused.
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((CLEARLY THERE ARE STRONG SEXUAL OVERTONES TO WHAT HE WAS DOING, GOING BACK TO HIS HISTORY IN GEORGIA AND TO HIS TWO FAILED ATTEMPTS WITH THE TWO HOOTER'S GIRLS.))
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Haynes attorney said Haynes realized his life came to an end on January 29, 2001.
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((ON THE 29TH A LIFE WAS LOST AND A LIFE WAS LOST BECAUSE OF ME. I NEVER DENIED THAT TO THIS DAY. I DON'T BLAME NO ONE BUT MYSELF.)) [RUNS10]
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Judge Cliff Weckstein took no time sentencing Haynes to LIFE in prison.))

[Frito-Lay]


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America's growing appetite for snack foods is leading to some growth at one of Lynchburg's biggest employers.
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[VO-NAT]
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Frito-Lay says it's spending 30 million dollars to add two new product lines at its Hill City plant.
The expansion also will create 100 new jobs within the next eighteen months.
For a regional economy that's been hit hard by layoffs at other companies, today's announcement was welcome news.

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((STAN GOLDSMITH/REGION 2000: IT'S BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT TIME TO LOSE ALL THESE JOBS AND SEE THESE INDUSTRIES CUT BACK AND ANY TIME YOU'VE GOT SOMEBODY WHO'S WILLING TO MAKE A POSITIVE ANNOUNCEMENT, NEW JOBS, NEW INVESTMENT, IT JUST REVITALIZES THE COMMUNITY, I MEAN ATTITUDE AS WELL AS JOBS, IT'S GREAT.)) ((LARRY LIGHTHISER/FRITO-LAY OPERATIONS MANAGER: IF YOU LOOK BACK AT OUR ORIGINAL GAME PLANS, OUR THAT WE SET FORTH FOR OURSELVES, WE'RE IN A VERY GOOD GLIDE PATH TO GET US WHERE WE NEED TO BE AND OUR COMMITMENTS TO THE STATE AS WELL AS THE CITY.))
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[SUPER=01-Larry Lighthiser/Frito-Lay Operations Manager; :17]
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Frito-Lay will use one of the new lines to produce Tostito's Scoops for East Coast distribution.
The Lynchburg plant made more than 45 million pounds of snack chips last year.
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[Stocks]


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A stronger-than-expected reading on consumer confidence gave Wall Street a boost today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 72 points.
NASDAQ gained 12.
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[Pulaski-Theater]
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An effort to revitalize Pulaski's downtown area is getting some help from Washington...
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A 30-thousand-dollar federal grant is being awarded to the Friends of the Pulaski Theater. The group is working to transform downtown buildings into a theater and civic center for live productions, speakers and music. U-S Senator George Allen says the money will be used to refurbish the theater and purchase new seats. Friends of the Pulaski Theater have been working to raise funds for the project since last September.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, the ODAC is looking good garnering awards and cracking softballs. Plus, the Skins open mini-camp.
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And we'll check in with new Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring - and see how his new duties are working out.
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The Steve Spurrier era opened for the Redskins today, and some might say it rained on his parade - literally.
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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. Craig was signed in the offseason as a free agent from the Carolina Panthers.

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Tech Spring football practice had the day off. The Hokies will be back on the field tomorrow.
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So far new offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring says easing into his new responsibilities has been a breeze.
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Winston Cup legend Darrell Waltrip is officially coming out of retirement for one more race. This morning it was confirmed that Ole' DW will race in the April 13th Advance Auto Parts 250 at the Martinsville Speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]

Waltrip, who won 11 of his 84 Winston Cup event at Martinsville, will be reunited with his old crew chief Jeff Hammond for the race. Waltrip will drive a truck with his old number 17 on the side, and that truck knows how to find victory lane at Martinsville. In 1997 Rich Bickle won the truck race in the Die Hard truck owned by DW. The truck DW will drive is owned in part by Mark Melling and Lynchburg businessman Jim Harris, a long time backer of Stacy Compton. Waltrip will qualify the truck on Friday April 12th in MW Windows pole day at the track. The race is April 13th at 2pm.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is well represented in the all-state college division basketball postseason awards that were handed out this afternoon.
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Washington and Lee's super senior Jessica Mentz was not only named to the team for the second straight year, but she also was named the state's player of the year. W&L all-time scorer and rebounder was also the the ODAC's player of the year this season. Bridgewater's Kyle Williford has earned the same honor for the men. The Eagles six-foot seven inch forward also was the ODAC's player of the year after averaging 24 points a game this past season.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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Randolph-Macon's Mike Rhoades was named the state's coach of the year.

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The 20 and 2 Roanoke College softball team is ranked 10th in the nation. But this season the Maroons are replacing four seniors and two All Americans. Intern reporter Meagan Giberson (GUY-ber-sun) has more.
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((Three time All-American Amy Layman helped Roanoke win 76 games the last two years. Now as an assistant coach, she hopes the knowledge from her 68 career wins can help pitching staff that included one junior and two freshman. ((PRISCILLA HILL/ROANOKE JUNIOR PITCHER:))
Catcher Marcie Poff is one of three seniors battle tested in the national championship round. Experience useful with seven first year players. ((MARCIE POFF/ROANOKE SENIOR CATCHER:))
A fourth straight ODAC title will depend on power at the plate. The Maroons are batting .364 .)) ((MEAGAN GIBERSON:))((ALAN BAYSE/ROANOKE HEAD COACH:))