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Today on News 7 at 5, one of the men accused of killing a Roanoke convenience store clerk is brought back to the Valley.
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Also the Israeli Army takes control of Yasser Arafat's compound, making the P-L-O leader a virtual prisoner.
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We are between cloud systems at the moment but the showers will arrive later tonight and will stick around through the weekend. More details in a moment.

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Also local authorities are offering a 15 thousand dollar reward to help find an arsonist,
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Plus we will tell you what is threatening the striped bass population at Smith Mountain Lake.
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The Israeli government surrounds Yassar Arafat's headquarters in Ramallah- US officials say Israeli president says they do not plan to kill Arafat.
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Good Evening.
Instead the goal is apparently to isolate Arafat- That has been done.
He is confined to one floor of his Ramallah headquarters- after Israeli soldiers blasted their way in- killing a number of Arafat's guards.
The action is in response to the terrorist attacks in Israeli that have killed 30 civilians in the last two days.
Jim Acosta is covering this developing story. He joins us live from Washington with the latest.
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((ISRAEL ALL BUT DECLARED WAR ON YASSER ARAFAT -- INVADING HIS HEADQUARTERS WITH TANKS AND TROOPS -- AND SURROUNDING THE COMPOUND WITH SNIPERS. THE OFFENSIVE PINNED DOWN THE PALESTINIAN LEADER -- CONFINING HIM TO SEVERAL ROOMS -- AND CUTTING OFF HIS ELECTRICITY. ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON JUSTIFIED THE SIEGE -- SAYING "WE ARE IN A WAR." Ariel Sharon, Israeli Prime Minister, "Chairman Arafat is our enemy." INSIDE HIS BATTERED HEADQUARTERS -- ARAFAT REMAINED DEFIANT. WITH A GUN BY HIS SIDE -- HE TOLD AN ARAB MEDIA OUTLET: "THEY WANT ME UNDER ARREST OR IN EXILE OR DEAD. BUT I AM TELLING THEM, 'I PREFER TO BE MARTYRED.'" THE ISRAELIS INSIST THEY HAVE NO PLANS TO ARREST OR KILL ARAFAT. THE MISSION -- THEY SAY -- IS TO ISOLATE THE PALESTINIAN CHAIRMAN -- AND SEND A MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THREE DAYS OF ATTACKS AGAINST ISRAELIS THAT LEFT SOME 30 DEAD.... BUT THE U-S WARNS RETALIATION COMES WITH A PRICE. Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of State, "We call on Prime Minister Sharon to consider the consequences of those actions." ... CONSEQUENCES SUCH AS THIS MORNING'S BOMBING OF A JERUSALEM SUPERMARKET -- CARRIED OUT BY A PALESTINIAN TEENAGE GIRL. SHE KILLED HERSELF AND TWO ISRAELI CIVILIANS. A MILITIA LINKED TO ARAFAT CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY.))

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The Roanoke man who shot and killed a teenager on the porch of his home will NOT face criminal charges.
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The commonwealth's attorney announced late this afternoon that he will accept the decision of the grand jury in the case of 82-year-old Hallis Jamison.
That group refused to indict Jamison in the death of 16-year-old Charlotte Brown.
Prosecutor Don Caldwell says the circumstances of the incident that led to the shooting, and Jamison's age, played a role in his decision.
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One of the men accused in the murder of a convenience store clerk is back in Roanoke tonight.
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27-year-old Mark Lamont Neamo arrived at the Roanoke Regional airport in the custody of Roanoke police just about an hour ago.
Neamo and 18 year old Christopher Krug are suspected of last month's robbery at the Stop-In on Hershberger Road and killing store clerk Joy Parrish.
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Neamo and Krug were arrested in Dodge County, Nebraska.
Some police informants say Neamo told them HE was the one who fatally shot Parrish.


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A 15- thousand dollar reward is being offered to help find those responsible for setting the Keeling tire fire.
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Ten- thousand of that is county money. The rest was pledged by the International Association of Arson Investigators.

Roanoke County's Fire Marshal ruled yesterday that the fire that began last Saturday at a private tire dump in the Starkey area was deliberately set The tires are still smoldering... some of them underground.
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((WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO DO OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS IS DETERMINE HOW MUCH SUB-SURFACE BURNING WE HAVE. THAT WILL GIVE US SOME IDEA WHAT OUR STRATEGY WILL BE. THEN OUR STRATEGY WILL LEAD TO HOW LONG THE PROJECT WILL TAKE.))
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The E-P-A has thermal imaging equipment that'll help in that process. Ultimately contractors plan to put out the fire by smothering it with dirt or applying a foam or gel developed especially for that purpose.
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[PINNACLE Page full] In the meantime, if you have questions, you can call the new information line established by the County today for that purpose: The number is 561-8060.


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Fish hatcheries downstream from Smith Mountain Lake may suffer because of the low water levels at the lake.
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American Electric Power may not be able to release enough water to encourage spawning in the striped bass population.

Now the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is debating whether it will be able to release nearly a half a million juvenile stripers into the lake this year. That means a delicate balance between fishing interests and recreation.
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((BUD LAROCHE/DEPT. OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES; THERE'S STILL PLENTY OF WATER OUT THERE, BUT THERE ARE HAZARDS THAT COME THAT WOULD NORMALLY BE COVERED IF THERE WERE FIVE FEET MORE WATER. THERE COULD BE A POTENTIAL IMPACT, AND WE REALIZE THAT, AND WE'RE TRYING TO WORK BOTH SIDES AND BALANCE THINGS OUT SO WE CAN HAVE SOME FISH AND OUR RECREATION.))
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Smith Mountain is one of just a half-dozen inland lakes in the nation that has a naturally reproducing striped bass population.
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If you plan on making Easter Eggs this weekend, you will want to stay tuned. Joy Sutton will tell us the safe and healthy way to handle eggs.
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Also we will see what the White House has planned as it dyes more than seven thousand eggs.
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Today is Good Friday- the most somber holy day for Christians- when the crucifixion of Christ is remembered.
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At a service today in Italy, Pope John Paul ... remembered the steps of Jesus Christ when he was betrayed by his followers and put to death on the Cross.
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People young and old came out to observe Good Friday at the Vatican.
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The Easter holiday is one of the busiest times of year for the White House kitchen. Workers there spent much of the day dyeing more than 7000 eggs for Monday's annual Easter Egg Roll.
The Pastry Chef also prepared a 40-pound, four and a half foot tall chocolate Easter egg which includes a picture of the White House dog Spot.
There's also a 25 pound chocolate sculpture of Barney, the Bush family's Scottish terrier.
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If you're planning to dye your own eggs -- there are some health tips to keep in mind if you plan to eat them.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more on how to have perfectly cooked eggs that not only look good but are good for you as well.
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Jean, one of the most important decisions to make about Easter eggs is what you plan to do with them after dying them.
Here to give us some help is Mary Rapport with the Virginia Egg Council.
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He's a Bluegrass star who lives in Franklin County... but you won't hear his music around here.
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Dan Tyminski had a hand in winning six Grammys last month for his work on the "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack and with the group Allison Krauss and Union Station.
Despite the national recognition, Tyminski's voice is rarely heard on local mainstream country stations.
He WILL be heard on WVTF's "Back to the Blue Ridge Hour" Sunday at two.
The station's music director says country stations owned by national media companies have no choice in what music they play.
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((SETH WILLIAMSON/WVTF: WHEN THERE'S A HUNDRED RADIO STATIONS BEING PROGRAMMED FROM SOME DEATH STAR UP THERE THEN, THE MONETARY STAKES ARE HIGHER THAN IF IT WOULD BE A SINGLE RADIO STATIONS AND MANAGERS GET TIMID, THEY PROGRAM BY MEANS OF CONSULTANTS.))
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Though consultants believe Bluegrass doesn't pay for radio stations, Williamson says it's sure paid off for Tyminski.
Programmers at Roanoke country radio stations were not available for comment.
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However you will NOT have to look hard to find some good Bluegrass music today. Coming up next Jacey Birch will have some of the best musicians from Roanoke's Fiddle and Banjo Club.
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Whether it's being played on the silver screen or around the campfire... the sounds of bluegrass always seem to draw a crowd.
The Roanoke Fiddle and Banjo Club invites you to have a listen tomorrow night as some younger musicians will be featured with the group...
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Jacey Birch is at the Jefferson Center with the band now.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will see why the future is looking brighter for the Lynchburg Hillcats,
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[VO] Also we will meet a retired librarian who is using her free time to take a stroll....up the 21 hundred miles of the Appalachian trail.
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If patience has its rewards, fans of the Lynchburg Hillcats baseball team are in for a real windfall.
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For decades, they've been supporting a team that plays in the oldest and most poorly-rated facility in the Carolina League.
Five million dollars in improvements are on the way, but they won't start until this fall.
For now, Hillcats fans will have to be content with a new lighting system that brings the stadium up to minor league standards.
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Sunwall says while they wait for the renovations to begin, the Hillcats will offer fans more promotional nights this season, including fireworks, hat nights and a bobble-head giveaway.
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Welcome folks to the Holiday Weekend ticker.
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Cave Spring senior basketball star J.J. Redick plays in the McDonald's All-American basketball classic April fourth at Madison Square Garden.
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Today, the McDonald's at Oak Grove gave the Duke bound Redick a local send off. J.J. was presented with several gifts from McDonald's and his state championship team was also recognized.
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[go to pinnacle 6999] Your Hometown Station is the place for the national semi-finals tomorrow night.
Oklahoma and Indiana will open the Final Four at 6. Maryland and Kansas follow 40 minutes after the first game ends at approximately 8:47pm. The only place to catch it is right here on WDBJ-7.
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The Roanoke Express takes on the Dayton Bombers at the Round House tonight in the second to last regular season game of the season for Roanoke. The Express is approaching the playoffs next week with a focus on trying to get back to why the players play the game and that attitude starts with the Bombers.
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Coming up at the top of the hour - we'll check in with the teams at the final four in Atlanta. Plus, head outside in Blacksburg where the Tech women's softball team pounded out another win. Take care everybody and have a safe Easter Weekend. [GO TO BREAK]

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A Joplin, Missouri woman is refusing to take it easy in her retirement.
Janna Stevens says she wants to enjoy life full time now and to her that means hitting the road.
As Jeff Mills tells us, the road she has chosen is the 21 hundred mile long Appalachian Trail.
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(( IT'S ONE OF THOSE SIGHTS THAT PIQUES YOUR CURIOSITY...WHAT'S THIS WOMAN DOING ON A TREADMILL WITH A HUGE BACK PACK ON??? SHE'S DOING WHAT EVERYONE ELSE DOES AT THE GYM...GETTING IN SHAPE...
BUT JANNA STEVENS ISN'T TRYING TO FULFILL A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, SHE'S JUST GETTING READY FOR THE WALK OF HER LIFE...

STARTING NEXT WEEK STEVENS WILL START A 2100 MILE JOURNEY, BY FOOT, THROUGH ONE OF THE MORE STORIED AREAS IN THE COUNTRY...THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL..AND IT'S FITTING THAT THIS FORMER LIBRARIAN USED A BOOK FOR HER INSPIRATION...BILL BRYSON'S A WALK IN THE WOODS...BUT STEVENS WILL ATTEMPT SOMETHING BRYSON COULDN'T DO..AND THAT'S FINISH...

SOME MIGHT SAY WHY NOW??? STEVENS IS A MEMBER OF THE DOUBLE A R-P AND EVEN TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT THIS WEEK...BUT STEVENS ISN'T YOUR AVERAGE RETIREE.

IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF DETERMINATION TO HAUL THIS 45 POUND BACK PACK THROUGH ___ STATES...IT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU CAN DO ON A WHIM... TAKEN ABOUT 6 MONTHS TO PLAN...MAPS, BOOKS, AND LISTS HAVE OVERTAKEN THE DINING ROOM TABLE....

WHILE TRAIL MIX AND TRAIL SUPPLIES HAVE TAKEN UP A WHOLE ROOM...
BUT ALL THE PLANNING AND RESEARCH WILL PAY OFF WHEN SHE TAKES THE FIRST OF MANY STEPS ON MONDAY...))


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