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[ANCHOR=Kim]

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We got some much needed rain this weekend- now the sun's coming back.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast coming up in just a few minutes.





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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Two men suspected of killing one convenience store worker and injuring another, will be arraigned today in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]


Roanoke detectives flew in from Nebraska Friday afternoon with 27 year old Mark Lamont Neamo.
He was then taken to the Roanoke City Jail.
18-year old Christopher Brian Krug landed a few minutes later.
He's in the Roanoke County jail.
Both are being held without bond on abduction and firearms charges, in connection with the shootings at the Stop-In on Hershberger Road.
The grand jury will consider additional charges later today.
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[7-11Tire-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jus]
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The E-P-A expects to get help from experts on how to control the tire dump fire in Roanoke County.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A contractor will spend the next few days figuring out ways to smother the fire and clean up the site.
Crews are looking into using several gels and foams to control the smoke that continues to cause problems for workers and nearby residents.
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((CARRIE DEITZEL/ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: IN THE ZONE WHERE THE WORKERS ARE THEY ARE USING PROTECTION BECAUSE IN THAT AREA THEY HAVE PICKED UP SOME READING OF TOXIC CONSTITUENTS BUT OFF SITE WHERE THE RESIDENTS ARE IT HAS BEEN A PARTICULAR CONCERN AND THAT'S A PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, ASTHMA, HEART AND LUNG CONDITIONS.))
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Once the smoke is supressed, workers will devise a plan to actually put out the fire.
That may include smothering the pile or breaking into it since some of the fire is burning underground.
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[7-Rockbridge-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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One person is dead after an accident in Rockbridge County. It happened around 9:30 last night on Route 60. State Police say a vehicle got off Interstate 64 eastbound at exit 50. When it reached the stop sign , the driver slammed on the brakes. The car then slid into the intersection and struck another vehicle carrying 85 year old Anna Miller Rothfuss of Lexington causing it to overturn. Rothfuss was ejected from the vehicle. She died on the scene.

[7-11Baptist-Choir]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jus]
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A good time was had by all at a concert this weekend.
Local talent from many area churches was on display--
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Valley Baptist Association held its first ever Easter concert at the Jefferson Center yesterday afternoon.
What makes it unique is the 130 member choir is made up of churches from all over the Roanoke Valley.
The concert featured traditional and modern hymns as well as gospel music.
The event was free and more than nine hundred people came out for the performance.
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[45-11Tire-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC-55:50]
[GRAPHIC=Tire Fire]

Help is now on the way to the E-P-A - they've called in some experts to help with the Roanoke County tire dump fire.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A contractor will spend the next few days figuring out ways to smother the fire and clean up the site.
Crews are looking into using several gels and foams to control the smoke that continues to cause problems for workers and nearby residents.
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[SOT 1:54:39]
[IN Q=In the zone where]

((CARRIE DEITZEL/ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: IN THE ZONE WHERE THE WORKERS ARE THEY ARE USING PROTECTION BECAUSE IN THAT AREA THEY HAVE PICKED UP SOME READING OF TOXIC CONSTITUENTS BUT OFF SITE WHERE THE RESIDENTS ARE IT HAS BEEN A PARTICULAR CONCERN AND THAT'S A PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, ASTHMA, HEART AND LUNG CONDITIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Carrie Deitzel/EPA]
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[OUT Q=heart and lung conditions]
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[VO-NAT]


Once the smoke is supressed, workers will devise a plan to actually put out the fire.
That may include smothering the pile or breaking into it since some of the fire is burning underground.
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[45-Rockbridge-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

An accident in Rockbridge County has claimed an elderly woman's life. It happened around 9:30 last night on Route 60. State Police say a vehicle got off Interstate 64 eastbound at exit 50. When it reached the stop sign , the driver slammed on the brakes. The car then slid into the intersection and struck another vehicle carrying 85 year old Anna Miller Rothfuss of Lexington causing it to overturn. Rothfuss was ejected from the vehicle. She died on the scene.

[45-11VMI-Prayer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC-10:06]
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A tradition at Virginia Military Institute, that ended with a court ruling earlier this year, could change the rules for ANOTHER military institution. Officials at the U-S Naval Academy say they've begun to review the legality of prayers said before lunch.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/January; ]

The concern arose after a Virginia judge ruled in January that saying grace before dinner at V-M-I is unconstitutional, citing separation between church and state. The Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the school last May on behalf of two cadets who had complained about the prayers.
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[45-11Fortune-500]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Norfolk Southern is now ranked as one of the country's Fortune 500 companies.
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The list of the nation's top companies appears in the Fortune magazine that will reach newstands next week. Norfolk Southern is ranked 293rd in the country. The rankings were compiled on the basis of companies' annual revenue figures.
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[anchor=Kim]
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The list includes 14 other Virginia based companies. By the way-- the top spot on the list goes to Wal-Mart.



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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC-33:40]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Two suspects in the killing of a convenience store worker will be in Roanoke today for arraignment.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]


Roanoke detectives flew in from Nebraska Friday afternoon with 27-year-old Mark Lamont Neamo.
He was then taken to the Roanoke City Jail.
18-year old Christopher Brian Krug landed a few minutes later.
He's in the Roanoke County jail.
Both are being held without bond on abduction and firearms charges, in connection with the shootings at the Stop-In on Hershberger Road.
The grand jury will consider additional charges later today.
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[8-11VMI-Prayer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC-10:06]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A judge recently ruled that the tradition of prayers before dinner at Virginia Military Institute violated students' rights. That ruling is now affecting the U-S Naval Academy... Naval Academy officials say they have begun to review the legality of prayers said before lunch.
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[VO-NAT - :19+]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/January; ]

The concern arose after a Virginia judge ruled in January that saying grace before dinner at V-M-I is unconstitutional, citing separation between church and state. The Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the school last May on behalf of two cadets who had complained about the prayers.
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[8-11D'ville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC-1:32:54]
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There are some hot new methods to teach emergency assistance personnel how to fight fires....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The city of Danville in partnership with Pittsylvania County recently opened a new state-of-the-art fire training Center.
It will provide useful training to more than a thousand emergency personnel from all over the area.
Firefighters say this is as close you'll get to on the job training.
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((B.G. LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF: LET THEM FEEL THE EFFECTS OF THE HEAT, SEE WHAT THE PRODUCTS OF COMBUSTION AND WHAT FLAMES AND FIRE WILL DO IN AN ENCLOSED SPACE BUT IT HAVE WHERE IT'S DONE SAFELY, DONE CONTROLLABLY, AND TO KEEP OUR INSTRUCTORS WHERE THEY CAN SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING, WHERE THEY CAN STOP IT IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG THEY HIT A SWITCH, IT ALL GOES AWAY.))
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The project was fiananced with money from a state grant as well as city and county funds.
The new center is located in the Riverview Industrial Park next to the Danville Airport.
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[8-Baptist-Choir]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC-30:19]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A choir filled with local stars from many area churches performed yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Valley Baptist Association held its first ever Easter concert at the Jefferson Center yesterday afternoon.
What makes it unique is the 130 member choir is made up of churches from all over the Roanoke Valley.
The concert featured traditional and modern hymns as well as gospel music. (------------) The event was free and more than nine hundred people came out for the performance.