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Coming up-
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Most everyone had an opinion on it- should this man be charged with the fatal shooting of a 16 year old? Tonight the answer.
The men wanted for killing a store clerk are back in Roanoke-
Plus Sick of the supermarket, but need food?
The newest way to buy groceries withOUT leaving home.
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News 7 is next.

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Israeli tanks bear down on Yasser Arafat's compound.
Tonight the Palestinian leader is holed up in a windowless room in his compound.
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The Middle East battle has been going on for what seems like forever, but tonight- it has escalated beyond even the normal violence for that region.
The Israeli government.. outraged at recent deadly terrorist attacks is launching its own war on terror.
Today soldiers blasted their way into Arafat's compound- killing a number of his guards.
Jim Acosta now.. with the latest.
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((ISRAELI TROOPS ATTACKED YASAR ARAFAT'S RAMALLAH COMPOUND WITH THE FORCE OF A WRECKING BALL. TANKS AND HEAVY GUNFIRE RIPPED THROUGH THE WALLS OF ARAFAT'S HEADQUARTERS. INSIDE -- ISRAELI TROOPS SEIZED WEAPONS AND DETAINED ABOUT 60 PEOPLE. TRAPPED, THE PALESTINIAN LEADER HUDDLED WITH HIS ADVISERS IN TWO BACK ROOMS. HIS ONLY LINK TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD -- A CELL PHONE. ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER, ARIEL SHARON, BRANDED ARAFAT AN ENEMY. ARIEL SHARON/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: "We are going to fight against terrorists, their supporters, and those who instigate their most terrible acts of murder. ISRAEL MAINTAINS IT'S NOT OUT TO KILL OR EVEN ARREST ARAFAT. BUT THE MOVE COULD INCITE MORE VIOLENCE -- SUCH AS THE LATEST SUICIDE BOMBING THAT HAPPENED BEFORE THE ASSAULT ON ARAFAT. AN 18-YEAR OLD PALESTINIAN WOMAN WALKED INTO A JERUSALEM SUPERMARKET AND BLEW HERSELF UP -- KILLING TWO ISRAELIS. HANAN ASHRAWI, PALESTINIAN SPOKESWOMAN: What happens is that you have individuals among the Palestinians who are driven to desperation and to seek revenge and who are reacting to this massive violence against the Palestinian people. SECRETARY OF STATE, COLIN POWELL, CALLED ON CHAIRMAN ARAFAT TO DO MORE TO STOP THESE INDIVIDUAL ACTS OF TERROR. COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: "Once again, terrorists have set back the vision of the Palestinian people for a state that would live in peace side by side with Israel." ISRAEL SAYS TODAY'S OPERATION IS ONLY THE FIRST STAGE IN A LARGER ASSAULT ON WHAT IT CALLS A TERRORIST INFRASTRUCTURE. AND TO BACK THAT UP, ISRAEL IS CALLING UP THE LARGEST NUMBER OF RESERVISTS SINCE THE PERSIAN GULF WAR. JIM ACOSTA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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No new charges will be filed against the 82-year old man accused of shooting his 16-year old neighbor.
Roanoke's chief prosecutor made that announcement today.
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Although police ultimately found Hallis Jamison had three guns in his house, he had no phone and apparently felt trapped inside his home. Officers say two girls had been harassing the man.
When their cousin went to the door to warn Jamison the girls were trying to get his car keys, Jamison fired a single shot from his 30-30 rifle. Sixteen year old Charlotte Brown died the next day.
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Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell cited Jamison's age, the presence of unidentified intruders and his physical helplessness among the reasons for not seeking additional charges.
Charlotte Brown's mother told News 7 she is surprised by the decision but also said she feels sorry for Jamison.

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The city prosecutor has also decided against filing charges in two traffic accidents.
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A Roanoke school bus struck and killed Lawrence Saxton last December in the Grandin Court neighborhood.
Bus driver Olin Glidden told police that he was making a left, heard the bus hit something, and then stopped.
Caldwell says he won't prosecute Glidden for several reasons, including the lack of a marked crosswalk at the accident scene, and Saxton's apparent in-attention.
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The other case involved auctioneer Stephen Sheets, who survived being hit by a Valley Metro bus near the Roanoke City Market.
Caldwell says there wasn't enough evidence to determine whether the victim or the bus driver was responsible for the accident.
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[Neamo-Krug]


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Both suspects in the killing of a convenience store worker are back in Roanoke.
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Roanoke detectives flew in from Nebraska late this afternoon with 27-year-old Mark Lamont Neamo.
He's in the Roanoke city jail.
18-year-old Christopher Brian Krug landed a few minutes later.
Authorities say Krug will be jailed in Roanoke COUNTY.
Both are being held without bond on abduction and firearms counts, in the shootings at the Stop-In on Hershberger Road.
The grand jury will consider additional charges on Monday.
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[Stripers]


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Low water levels at Smith Mountain Lake could have an impact on the lake's striped bass population.
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American Electric Power has reduced the outflow of the lake this winter to keep water levels up. However, stripers in fisheries downstream from the dam need increased water flow to spawn. That means without rain, the state may not be able to stock nearly a half-million juvenile striped bass into the lake.

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((BUD LAROCHE/DEPT. OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES; GENERALLY, MOST FISH POPULATIONS CAN TAKE ONE BAD YEAR HERE AND THERE, IF YOU GET A COUPLE OF BAD YEARS IN A ROW, IT CAN REALLY MEAN A DECREASE IN YOUR CATCH RATES.))
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For this time of year, Smith Mountain Lake is seeing its lowest water levels since the early 80's. The lake is one of only a half-dozen inland waters in the nation that holds a naturally reproducing striped bass population.
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The E-P-A began today devising a strategy to smother the tire fire in Roanoke County. Meanwhile the County has sweetened the search for arson suspects.
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((RICK BURCH/ROANOKE CO. FIRE & RESCUE CHIEF; ROANOKE COUNTY HAS AUTHORIZED A $10,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO ANY ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR SETTING THIS FIRE.))
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On top of the 10-grand from the county, the International Association of Arson Investigators kicked in FIVE thousand, bringing the potential reward to 15 thousand dollars. The E-P-A has employed a couple of contractors to figure out how to smother the fire and clean up the site. They intend to focus first on the one batch of tires that's producing most of the smoke. Some of it's underground.
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Friends of Keith Bailey were hoping to learn more today about the case against the federal agent charged with his murder.
They left disappointed.
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D-E-A agent Timothy Workman made a brief appearance in Roanoke General District court.
He waived his scheduled preliminary hearing, and will let the case move on to the grand jury.
Workman is accused of shooting Bailey three times in the chest after a scuffle in a restaurant parking lot last month.
He remains free on bond.
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[Matricardi]


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One Political analyst says it happens all the time, political parties spy on one another.
Larry Sabato calls it unethical and says it could also be illegal.
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Allegations have surfaced that the head of the Republican Party of Virginia may have eavesdropped on a Democratic conference call.
Ed Matricardi is accused of listening in on two conference calls in which Democratic legislators, including Governor Warner, discussed strategy on the state redistricting case.
If the phone number and passcode for the conference call were obtained under false pretenses, authorities could file charges.
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((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL SCIENTIST PROFESSOR: IF THIS IS ILLEGAL THEN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS TO TAKE CLEAR AND SWIFT ACTION AND THAT ACTION IS OBVIOUS. IF IT'S UNETHICAL THEY WILL HAVE TO TAKE ACTION AS WELL THOUGH IT WON'T HAVE TO BE SEVERE.))
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Matricardi had no comment today but his attorney did release a statement this afternoon saying his client was cooperating fully and that he believes he will be vindicated.
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Big changes are coming to Lynchburg's City Stadium.
We'll show them to you when News 7 returns.
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Plus get a look at what could be the future of grocery shopping... place your order over the internet, then just pick-up your food.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the women's final four holds court tonight in San Antonio. Tech Kublina earns all WNIT props for her efforts. The Express looks to close out the year's final home stand in style. JJ Redick gets a warm sendoff as he heads for New York and the McDonalds Classic. And the Hokie women get not one but two shutout wins on the diamond this afternoon. Tonight on the Big 7.))[Friendly-

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The Pentagon is looking into the possibility that the first United States soldier killed in Operation Anaconda may have been the victim of friendly fire.
34 year old Stanley Harriman died March 2nd in Eastern Afghanistan.
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((GEN. TOMMY FRANKS: THERE WAS REPORTING OF ONE OF OUR CONVOYS, A FRIENDLY CONVOY OF AMERICANS AND AFGHANS BEING UNDER FIRE. SIMULTANEOUSLY ON A DIFFERENT RADIO NETWORK, I NOTICED REPORTING BY AN AC130 GUNSHIP THAT IT WAS ENGAGING A CONVOY. I PUT THE TWO THINGS TOGETHER AND SAID 'OK WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS WE NEED TO FIND OUT THE FACTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS.'))
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Franks says he doesn't have any preliminary notion about this- he just believes the coincidence of timing gives sufficient reason to investigate the facts.

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A supermarket chain with some stores in our area is giving new meaning to the term "Express Lane."
Harris Teeter has developed another way for its customers to buy groceries quickly.
It's the newest way to check-out your food... without having ten items or less.
Bill Burr explains.
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Only a few Harris Teeter stores offer on-line shopping right now.
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She already has a place in the hearts of generations of Americans.
Now Raggedy Ann is getting a place in the Hall of Fame.
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Plus the nation's capitol is abuzz... the cherry blossoms make an early appearance.
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Five million dollars in renovations are on the way for Lynchburg's 60-year-old City Stadium.. the problem is, fans won't be able to enjoy any of them THIS season.
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About the only new improvement fans WILL notice is the stadium's lighting.. 350- thousand dollars has been spent installing lights that meet or exceed the minor league standards.
As for the rest of the upgrades, Hillcats management is asking fans to be patient.
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((PAUL SUNWALL/LYNCHBURG HILLCATS GM: I THINK IT WILL BE LIKE A NEW RESTAURANT THAT OPENS IN TOWN.. EVERYBODY'S GOING TO WANT TO COME OUT AND CHECK US OUT AND HOPEFULLY WE'RE GOING TO PROVIDE THEM A GOOD SHOW AND A GOOD TIME AND A NICE ATMOSPHERE AND GOOD AMENITIES THAT THEY'LL WANT TO COME BACK AND BRING THEIR FAMILIES OUT HERE. AND CERTAINLY WE'RE A FAMILY-ORIENTED TYPE OF OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT THAT CATERS TO THE SMALLER CHILDREN.))
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The Hillcats home opener is April 12th.
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[Raggedy-Ann]


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She's as American as baseball and apple pie...
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And now Raggedy Ann has an official place in the National Toy Hall of Fame.
The adventures of the freckle faced rag doll have been told for almost a century.
A man named Johnny Gruelle brought her to life in the early 1900's for his dying daughter.
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((SUSAN GUNN/NORWALK MUSEUM CURATOR: JOHNNY STARTED WRITING STORIES FOR MARCELLA AND ILLUSTRATING THEM ABOUT THE ADVENTURES OF RAGGEDY ANN AND THIS WAS A GREAT WAY FOR HIM TO HELP HIS LITTLE GIRL WHO HAD BEEN A VERY ACTIVE, OUTGOING LITTLE GIRL.))
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One toy store owner says the doll is classic and comforts both parents and grandparents because it is something that hasn't changed.
And perhaps the reason Raggedy Ann has touched so many hearts is because she has one of her own.
Each doll has a heart sewn on her chest that says "I love you".
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Visitors to the nation's capital were greeted with blooming cherry trees today.
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The buds were expected to open on Sunday, but the warm weather sped up the process.
The 37-hundred trees surrounding the "tidal basin" were donated by Japan in 1912.
Rain is expected to dampen the D-C area all weekend.
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The Expresss looks to build some playoff momentum. JJ get a McDonald's sendoff as he heads to New York. Tech's softball team sweeps two. We'll check in on tonight's women's final four in San Antonio.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :00]

And speaking of women's hoops - Tech's Ieva Kublina was named to the women's NIT all tournament team. She averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks in the four games Tech played in the WNIT. Kublina is just a sophomore with two more years to go at Tech.
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The Express is playing out the string of the regular season with last night's contest and tonight's with Richmond all that is left before the postseason.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Bombers vs. Express; :00]

It was Scout night at the Roundhouse as hundreds of Cub, Boy and Girl scouts took in a night on the ice. The Bombers made sure everyone was seated - and then a minute into the game Dayton's Cory Morgan bangs in the pass from behind the net. It's 1-to-nothing just like that. The Express would settle down and come back with Terrence Tootoo scoring in the shot from in between the circles. We're tied at 1 after a period.
[super=38-Dayton/4/Roanoke/2;]

Dayton made it 2-to-1 in the second, before Roanoke got another from Tim Verbeek But Dayton wins it 4-to-2.
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The Express closes out the regular season tonight at 7:30 against Richmond.

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The Women's national semi-finals are taking place last night in San Antonio, Texas. The opener last night pitted Duke against Oklahoma.
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[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/ESPN; :00]

If you don't think college basketball for the women has grown by leaps and bounds consider that there were more than 29 thousand fans in the Alamo Dome tonight. They would see the Blue Devils battle back from a double digit halftime deficit and get within two points of the Sooners with 8 minutes to play.
[super=33-Oklahoma/86/Duke/71;]

But that was it. Oklahoma and coach Sherri Coale closed out the night with a flurry to beat Duke 86-to-71 to earn OU its first ever title game appearance.
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In the nightcap, the Tennessee faithful were hoping to see their beloved Vols hand UConn its first loss of the season.
But UConn's backcourt of Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi was unstoppable. UConn had a double digit lead most of the way.
[super=33-Connecticut/79/Tennessee/56;]

The Vols would get the lead down to five in the first half, but U Conn rolls over Tennessee 79 to 56.
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The women's title game is Sunday night at 8:30 in the Alamodome.

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[go to pinnacle 6999] The men's national semi-finals are right here on Your Hometown Station tonight.
Oklahoma and Indiana tip off the evening shortly after six pm. Then 40 minutes after the completion of that one the game most folks are pointing to - Maryland and Kansas get it on here on WDBJ-7. The Terps say they want the school's first ever national title for their coach Gary Williams.
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Cave Spring's Mac Daddy got hang out with some real Big macs yesterday as the McDonald's All-American got a fast food send-off for the next week's McDonald's all star classic at Madison Square Garden.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Yesterday afternoon, the Oak Grove McDonald's in Roanoke County gave the Big Apple bound Redick a some parting gifts for the trip. His fellow state championship team members also were recognized.
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The game is next Thursday night at the Garden. JJ has a week full of activities leading up to the tip-off.

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The Virginia Tech softball team swept a doubleheader today without giving up a single run as the Hokies also reached the 20 win mark on the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs. Gardner-Webb; :00]

It was a gorgeous spring afternoon in Blacksburg as this family got a jump on the Easter Weekend. In the bottom of the first with a runner at second, Mindi Wylie sends one to the left field fence to score Carmen Farmer. It's one to nothing Hokies. In the bottom of the second, Tech's Tiffany Hurt will get things rolling again with a line drive over second for a standup double. Wylie will then make her presence felt again. This time she takes it to deep center - driving in both Hurt and Farmer. It's now 3-to-nothing Hokies after two. In the bottom of the fifth, Clarisa Crowell sends one smoking past the Gardner-Webb shortstop. Amy Voorhees score.
[super=34-Gardner-Webb/0/Virginia Tech/8;]

The Hokies pound Gardner-Webb 8-to-0 in game one as Ashlee Dobbe (DOBY) pitched a no hitter.
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In the second game Tech beat Radford 7 to nothing.

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The Easter Bunny season is upon us and one German museum has dedicated itself to displaying the bunny's adventures.
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[SUPER=03-Munich, Germany;]
The museum displays more than 2-thousand Easter bunnies---some of which are more than 150- years- old.


The rabbit itself has been used as a symbol by many cultures.
But the "Easter Bunny" didn't come about until 1680 when a German doctor wrote a story about a rabbit laying eggs and then hiding them for children.
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