The massive tire fire in Roanoke County will be put out.
After taking a closer look-- crews have decided to change their strategy.
Teresa Hamilton has more on the fire and the investigation.
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[IN Q=There is still]
[SUPER=01-Joey Stump/Roanoke Co. Fire and Rescue; :00 quick!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week; :11]
[SUPER=01-Chris Wagner/EPA; :27]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke Co.]
[in q= There is still a ]
((JOEY STUMP/ROANOKE CO. FIRE AND RESCUE: THERE IS STILL A LOT OF TIRES BURNING ON THE SITE, BOTH ABOVE AND UNDERGROUND.))
[OUT Q= and underground.]
Early on, officials felt the best strategy to fight the tire dump fire was to let it burn.
But after inspecting the site over the weekend-- they've decided to implement a new plan.
A Texas based company will now come in and put out the fire using foam and water-- a process that could take three to four weeks.
((CHRIS WAGNER/EPA: THAT COMPANY WILL WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR ENVIRONMENTAL COMPANY WHO WILL DO THE COLLECTION OF THE MATERIALS, WHO WILL ASSIST US WITH COLLECTING THE UNBURNED TIRES TO WORK WITH THE DEQ AND WHO WILL ALSO ASSIST US WITH TRANSPORTING AND DISPOSING OF ANY WASTE WHICH MAY COME OFF BECAUSE OF THE OPERATION. ))
[out q= because of this operation.]
Heavy equipment is scheduled to begin arriving soon and officials say if all goes well.. the plan is to begin extinguishing the fire later this week.
In the meantime-- fire officials say oil run-off at the site has not been a problem. Air quality is also being monitored.
[in q= Air quality]
((AIR QUALITY OFF THE SITE HAS REMAINED IN THE GOOD RANGE, ON SITE IT IS STILL SEVERE, IT IS NOT WHAT WE LIKE TO HAVE IT TO BE.))
[OUT Q= what we like it to be.]
Last week, it was determined the fire was the result of arson. Fire officials say tips have been coming in-- and that they are being investigated.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke County.))
A grand jury has indicted two men in the shooting death of a Roanoke convenience store clerk.
27-year-old Mark Neamo is charged with CAPITAL murder during an attempted robbery, along with nine other felonies.
Prosecutors say he was the masked gunman who shot Joyce Parrish at the Texaco "Stop In" on Hershberger Road in February.
The indictments make him the first defendant charged in a death penalty case in Roanoke in more than four years.
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.
They also face separate charges of abduction and use of a firearm.
The Henry County Administrator could face up to 120 years in prison if convicted of stealing money from the county.
Sid Clower was indicted yesterday on six counts of embezzlement.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;]
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.
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.
In international news--
Jury selection begins today in a decades- old murder case involving the nephew of the late Robert F- Kennedy.
Michael Skakel is accused of beating Martha Moxley to death with a golf club 27 years ago.
Both were 15 years old at the time, living as neighbors in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Testimony in the trial is expected to begin next month.
Skakel's attorneys are vowing an aggressive defense.
If convicted, Skakel could face life behind bars.
In the Middle East today, Israel pressed its invasion deeper into the occupied West Bank.
Israeli tanks and helicopter gunships shelled a
fortified Palestinian security compound in Ramallah.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared the mission "A war on Palestinian terror."
But Arab leaders insist it's the Palestinian people who are being terrorized by the full might of the Israeli military machine.
The Israeli army has now barred journalists from the war zone.
[GRAPHIC=NCAA final four]
In sports, The NCAA men's basketball national champion was crowned last night.
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Hoosiers vs. Terrapins; :00]
The flag that flew atop the world trade center towers was courtside, in a fitting ceremony.
Maryland's go- to guy Juan Dixon would prove why he is one of the best steal guys in the country, stealing the rock and going coast to coast for the lay- up.
Indiana stayed close in the first half, with sharp shooting at key spots.
Tom Coverdale rips rope from near the top of the key.
Maryland led 31-25 at the half.
The Hoosiers went on a run several minutes into the second half.
Dane Fife hit a pair of three pointers.
Kyle Hornsby was lethal from behind the arc, with 14 points after this trey.
But Lonnie Baxter and the four horsemen for the Terps were too much.
Baxter scores his 15th point inside here.
Maryland 's just too strong, and the Terrapins win their first ever national championship with the 64-52 win.
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[SUPER=01-Juan Dixon/Championship MVP; :00(QUICK!!!!!!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Gary Williams/Maryland Head Coach; :05]
[OUT Q=allow us to be good enough"]
In business news, Orders to U-S factories are expected to rise when the February numbers are released later today.
And New Coke wasn't a success, but what about Vanilla Coke? It's under consideration.
Trish Regan explains those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Trish Regan/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]
((> INVESTORS ARE HOPING FOR A MORE POSITIVE DAY ON WALL STREET AFTER THE
> MARKETS CLOSED OUT YESTERDAY'S SESSION IN MIXED TERRITORY.
> THE DOW ENDED THE DAY OFF 41 POINTS
> WHILE THE NASDAQ CLOSED UP 17.
> ON THE ECONOMIC FRONT, INVESTORS WILL BE WATCHING FOR AN INCREASE IN
> FACTORY ORDERS TODAY. ECONOMISTS POLLED BY CBSMARKETWATCH.COM EXPECT
> ORDERS TO HAVE JUMPED 1 PERCENT.
> A COUPLE OF HIGH-TECH COMPANIES ARE ON THE STOCK TO WATCH LIST TODAY:
> AFTER YESTERDAY'S CLOSING BELL, BROADVISION AND E.PIPHANY WARNED
> FALL SHORT OF THEIR FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS TARGETS.
> CONTINUE WATCHING THE PRICE OF OIL TODAY. AS TENSIONS MOUNT IN THE
> EAST, INVESTORS GROW MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE AVAILBILITY OF OIL. AS A
> RESULT, CRUDE FUTURES ARE UPWARDS OF 27 DOLLARS A BARREL/
> THE HIGH PRICE OF OIL, IN TURN, TAKES ITS TOLL ON AIRLINE STOCKS AS
> SUCH A KEY COST FOR AIRLINES. THE STOCKS OF MAJOR CARRIER LOST GROUND
> YESTERDAY AND COULD CONTINUE SEEING DOWNSIDE IN TODAY'S SESSION.
> Xerox Corp. will restate financial results dating back to 1997 and pay
> $10 million fine under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Securities
> Exchange Commission..
> //AND FINALLY, SOME SWEET NEWS FOR COKE. COCA-COLA IS SAID TO BE
> SECRETLY WORKING ON PLANS TO LAUNCH A VANILLA-FLAVORED VERSION OF ITS
> FLAGSHIP COKE DRINK.IF THE PROJECT GOES THROUGH...THE NEW DRINK, WHICH
> COULD BE NAMED VANILLA COKE, WILL BE THE BIGGEST LAUNCH OF A NEW COKE
> BEVERAGE SINCE THE DISASTROUS INTRODUCTION OF "NEW COKE" 16 YEARS AGO.
> I'M TRISH REGAN. TRACK ALL THE MARKET ACTION AS
(tape tosses to stocks)
Problems with solid waste and sewage are creating some costly headaches for the city of Roanoke.
Yesterday, members of city council approved a half-million dollar infusion for trash collection.
And they learned that another expansion of the regional sewage treatment plant could cost millions more.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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[IN Q=Roanoke went to curbside collections]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Utilities Director; :44]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]
((Roanoke went to curbside collection, and made other changes to improve efficiency, but with increasing trash flow, costs are up dramatically... and now projected to exceed budget estimates by more than 600- thousand dollars.
That brought complaints from city council members who had questioned the controversial changes.
[IN Q=as far as I am concerned]
((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, IT'S OUT OF CONTROL, TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL WITH TAXPAYERS MONEY.))
((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WELL, IF WE DID THAT IN EVERY BUDGET IN EVERY DEPARTMENT THIS CITY WOULD SOON BE BANKRUPT.))
[OUT Q=would soon be bankrupt.]
Meanwhile, problems with the regional sewage treatment facility will require a 30- million dollar fix. Negotiations with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will bring another plant expansion, to double its peak capacity.
[IN Q=Generally, the improvements are aimed]
((MIKE MCEVOY/UTILITIES DIRECTOR: GENERALLY, THE IMPROVEMENTS ARE AIMED AT INCREASING THE PLANT'S WET WEATHER CAPACITY, WHICH ESSENTIALLY MEANS THAT DURING RAIN EVENTS, WE SEE INCREASED FLOWS AT THE PLANTS AND THESE IMPROVEMENTS ARE DESIGNED TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE.))
[OUOT Q=take care of those.]
There won't be an immediate impact on city residents. Construction won't begin until September 2003, but eventually residents will bear a 30 percent increase or about three dollars a month on the average sewage treatment bill.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
The story of a slave who mailed himself to freedom was performed before a packed house last night.
Roanoke native Mike Wiley brought his one man show to Hollins University.
It's the story of Henry "Box" Brown who spent 49 hours inside a wooden shipping crate in 1849.
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[IN Q=A vision so]
[OUT Q=put yourself in it.]
Wiley is a graduate student at the University of North Carolina and has performed the show called "One Noble Journey" more than 50 times over the past three years.
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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.
State Police say speed and alcohol are the causes of a car crash in Giles County.
71-year-old James Brown was medflighted yesterday for serious injuries after crashing his car traveling west on Route-460.
Witnesses say the vehicle jumped a guard rail and rolled down an embankment.
Police say Brown may have been speeding away from a local store after stealing some items...but that he was not being chased at the time of the crash.
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[IN Q=teh vehicle ]
((TROOPER A. C. THOMPSON/STATE POLICE; THE VEHICLE TAG WAS GIVEN AS A BOL FOR POSSIBLE THEFT FROM 84 LUMBER AND REECE'S HARDWARE IN NARROWS. ))
[SUPER=01-Trooper A. C. Thompson/State Police; ]
Officials estimate he was traveling well above the posted speed of 55 and say the smell of alcohol was on Brown's breath and in his car.
Criminal charges against him may include theft, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
In medical news, research shows smoking marijuana may cause your IQ to drop.
And Vietnam veterans will finally see some compensation for one of the toxic agents they may have been exposed to.
Jamie Colby has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
[SUPER=01-Jamie Colby/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((IT SEEMS HOLLYWOOD ISN'T WRONG WHEN IT PORTRAYS STONERS AS, WELL, NOT
HEAVY MARIJUANA USE DOES SEEM TO DRIVE DOWN THE I-Q, BY AN AVERAGE OF
THAT'S ACCORDING TO A STUDY OUT THIS WEEK IN THE CANADIAN MEDICAL
THE GOOD NEWS?
RESEARCH SHOWED THE EFFECT ON I-Q CAN BE TEMPORARY, IF THE DOPE SMOKER
KICKS THE HABIT.
A U-S APPEALS COURT HAS RULED THAT VIETNAM VETERANS WHO CONTRACTED
PROSTATE CANCER AND DIABETES AFTER EXPOSURE TO AGENT ORANGE SHOULD GET
RETROACTIVE DISABILITY PAYMENTS.
THE DECISION SETS A LEGAL PRECEDENT THAT COULD COVER A WIDE RANGE OF
ILLNESSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE TOXIC DEFOLIANT.
HYPNOSIS IS NOT JUST FOR GROWNUPS.
RESEARCH SHOWS IT CAN ALSO TREAT A NUMBER OF CONDITIONS IN CHILDREN.
DOCTORS AT NEW YORK'S MOUNT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SAY YOUNGSTERS
RESPOND TO HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION BETTER THAN ADULTS BECAUSE THEY ARE MORE
IN TOUCH WITH THEIR IMAGINATIONS.
DOCTORS SAY CHILDREN AGES 5 AND OLDER HAVE HAD THE MOST SUCCESS, SOLVING
PROBLEMS SUCH AS PAIN, ANXIETY, BED WETTING AND ASTHMA.
THOSE ARE SOME OF TODAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES.
I'M JAMIE COLBY, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))