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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

A grand jury says two local men could be responsible for a murder committed during a robbery.
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[VO-NAT]

And, the EPA turns to the Lone Star State for help in putting out the tire fire.
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[Sports-head]


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In sports, Dale Earnhradt Junior and Michael Waltrip offer us some thoughts major league baseball begins,
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[VO-NAT]


and what does Maryland assistant Dave Dickerson have to do with Indiana's Mike Davis and the vacancy at Radford?
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Weather changes just about every day this week but it should be a goodnight to spot the space station overhead. Details coming up.
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News 7 starts now.
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[VO-NAT]


Two men are now charged with murder in connection with a shooting at a Roanoke convenience store.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Keith has the night off.

[Neamo-Krug]


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Today, a grand jury returned murder indictments against two men -- formally charging them with the shooting death of a Roanoke convenience store clerk.
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27-year-old Mark Neamo is charged with CAPITAL murder during an attempted robbery, along with nine other felonies.

Prosectors allege that he was the masked gunman who shot Joyce Parrish at the Texaco "Stop In" on Hershberger Road in February.
Today's indictments make him the first defendant charged in a death penalty case in Roanoke in more than four years.
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((VOICE OF JUDGE CLIFFORD WECKSTEIN: YOU FACE THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPRISONMENT FOR LIFE OR THE POSSIBILITY OF DEATH.))


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Neamo's friend, 18-year-old Christopher Krug, was charged as an accomplice with the FIRST degree murder of Joyce Parrish. He also faces nine other felony indictments.
Prosecutors believe Krug shot convenience store clerk Steve Rivera in the shoulder.
BOTH men are being held without bond. They received court-appointed attorneys at a hearing this afternoon.
They also face separate charges of abduction and use of a firearm.
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[Clower]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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The Henry County Administrator could face up to 120 years in prison if convicted of stealing money from the county. Sid Clower was today indicted on six counts of embezzlement.
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Special prosecutor Don Caldwell says Clower's accused of taking at least 200-thousand dollars out of county funds. As the criminal investigation unfolded last week, Clower and one of his assistants, Rosemary Pace, were suspended.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Now, Caldwell says investigators are focusing their attention on Clower and have NO other suspects in the case. The 50-year old was found wandering in a wooded area and threatening suicide while investigators searched his office last week.

[Webster]


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Franklin County's director of public safety is back on the job after being convicted of brandishing a weapon.
The county administrator says Claude Webster was reinstated last week.
Webster was placed on administrative leave in February, after a Roanoke judge found him guilty of threatening a patron at a Wendy's drive thru with his handgun.
He was ordered to pay a 200 dollar fine and turn in his weapon.

[Tire-Fire]


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The strategy for fighting the tire dump fire in Roanoke County is changing.
Until now, crews have been letting the tire dump continue to burn, but a new plan is now in place.
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Teresa Hamilton is at the Roanoke County Administration Building with more on the strategy.
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[VMI]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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VMI is saluting its marketing department for attracting more would-be cadets than ever before.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/December 8, 2001;]

The Lexington institution says it's received 1-thousand 527 applications for the class of 2006. That's two more than the record set in 1965. After receiving just under 900 applications in 1995, VMI began a vigorous marketing campaign and boosted admissions by 70-percent over the next 7 years. Superintendent Major General Josiah Bunting says the change will allow the school to be more selective in choosing cadets.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]


Roanoke's sewage treatment plant is getting an update.
Find out how much that will cost you when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And state police say a robbery getaway ended in this crash.
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[Suspect-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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An elderly Giles County man is seriously injured after crashing his car today. Police say 71-year-old James Brown was speeding away from Narrows on Route-460 after allegedly robbing two hardware stores.
Officials say he was NOT being pursued at the time of the crash but instead...lost control on a curvy portion of the road.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us with more on this...Rachel?
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Shannon officials believe the two factors in this accident are speed and alcohol. State Police came to the conclusion after talking to witnesses and finding evidence at the scene.
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((NATS Officials are calling James Brown's red Ford Taurus a total loss. While it's being towed...Brown is medflighted with serious injuries.
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((TROOPER A. C. THOMPSON/VA STATE POLICE; LOST CONTROL VAULTED OVER THE GUARD RAIL AND OVERTURNED FLIPPED LANDING ALMOST IN THE EAST BOUND LANE.))
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State Police estimate he was traveling well above the posted speed of 55 going west on the highway. They believe the Rich Creek resident was speeding away from the scene of a crime.
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((THE VEHICLE TAG WAS GIVEN AS A BOL FOR POSSIBLE THEFT FROM 84 LUMBER AND REECE'S HARDWARE IN NARROWS. ))
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The items reported stolen are a drill and rivet gun. Officials believe Brown had been drinking.
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Officials say charges are pending against Brown...
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they may include theft, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.

[Tech-Student]


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The Virginia Tech student hit by a car on campus last week has died. Hospital officials say Joseph Leotta passed away over the weekend. Leotta was hit last Wednesday crossing Washington Avenue near Cassell Coliseum. Official say the driver of the car is not being charged because neither speed nor alcohol were factors.

[Stocks]


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Technology shares were the winners of the day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 41 points.
NASDAQ gained 17.
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[City-Council]


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The City of Roanoke is facing some hefty bills to deal with solid waste and sewage treatment.
Today City Council approved an additional half-million dollars for trash-collection and an agreement with the state that requires a 30-million dollar expansion of the sewage treatment plant.
[Double Boxes=Shannon and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is at the municipal building tonight with more on these developments.
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[Sports tease]


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A chat with Dale Earnhradt Jr. and Michael Waltrip, the NCAA tournament is just hours away,
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[VO-NAT]

And Virginia Tech's football coach makes some changes at quarterback that moves Chris Clifton to receiver, the details in a few.
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[S-NCAA]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-117 10742tc]
[GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR]


Indiana and Maryland battle for the men's national championship at the Georgia Dome. The game will mark a matchup of coaching comrades. Indiana's Mike Davis is good friends with Maryland assistant Dave Dickerson.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]


So much so that Davis called Dickerson to get some advice before the Hoosiers went out and upset the Duke Blue Devils.
But Davis says for some odd reason he couldn't get Dickerson to return his calls over the weekend.
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And Davis may get his wish. Dickerson, who also is a former Radford assistant coach, is one of the top candidates to get the vacant head coaching job at RU. That position could be filled by week's end.
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[GO TO PINNACLE] The game tonight tips-off shortly after nine o'clock. Catch it right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[S-Race]


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The Martinsville Speedway hosted another test session as a handful of drivers tuned up for the April 14th Virginia 500. Mike Stevens and photographer Lawrence Young take us for a ride tonight.
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((NAT SOUND:)) (( Five race teams gave Henry County's most famous bull ring an April Fool's Day workout - only this time no one kidding around. Well almost no one. Michael Waltrip decided to do his post lunch interviews with his six foot five inch frame stretched across the infield asphalt. ((MICHAEL WALTRIP:)) But before he could take it to the house, both Michael and Dale Junior spent hour after hour trying to get a real grasp on this nasty little track. ((DALE JUNIOR:)) Mike Skinner is hoping to do the same thing. The Abingdon based team wants the speed and handling to last for more than a Kodak moment. ((MIKE SKINNER:)) Randy Renfro, who is trying to make the Virginia 500, also tested along with Bill Elliott. The 15 time most popular said he was too busy to talk with the media. In Martinsville Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))


[S-Tech]


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Frank Beamer said at the start of spring practice that he hoped to get his crowded house of quarterbacks spread out by the end of the first week of workouts. He has done just that.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

This afternoon Beamer and his staff decided that Bryan Randall, the sophomore from Williamsburg will remain the number two quarterback for the rest of the spring and head into the fall that way. That means that Chris Clifton, the redshirt freshman from Chesapeake will move to wide receiver and begins working into the rotation as a split end.
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[S-MLB]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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Major League Baseball officially opened the season today. The Mets beat the Pirates 6-2.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ESPN; :00]


In Atlanta, the bobbing head dolls were everywhere, that's John Smoltz. Turner field holds an opening-day sellout of 51-thousand-638.
Gary Sheffield, obtained in a trade, hit a two-run homer and Vinny Castilla had a three-run shot in the Braves 7-2 win.
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In Baltimore, the Orioles played host to the Yankees, who got a scare in the fourth when Roger Clemens tries to bat down this David Segui hit. He stayed in the game, maybe he shouldn't have. The Rocket loads the bases and Tony Batista hit a grand slam. O's lead 8-3 in the eighth.
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[S-Express]


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The Express opens playoffs tomorrow night in Trenton. Roanoke is 1-6 and 1 against the Titans this year.
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One bright spot for the Express against Trenton, the tandem of Rick Kowalsky and Mike Peron, who have combined for 11 points against Trenton.
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[Almanac]


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April is a great weather month. Lots of color, pleasant temperatures and maybe some needed showers for those May flowers. Here is Leo Hirsbrunner with our monthly almanac.
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