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Just ahead on News 7, a suspect is under arrest for allegedly setting the Roanoke County tire dump fire.
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And an un-usual chain of events, as a stabbing suspect flees a crime scene on his bike, and then collides with a car on Orange Avenue in Roanoke.
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Hazy sunshine will bring another mild day across the region...will it last...I'll have your forecast.....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Police charge a juvenile with starting Roanoke County's massive tire fire.
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Two months after millions of tires burned at Willie Keeling's illegal tire dump, authorities are charging a boy with starting it.
He's accused of setting brush on fire along the railroad tracks near Keeling's property in March.
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Marya Jones talked to police and county officials this morning and has more.
Kimberly,
Police are releasing NO information about the boy because he's a juvenile.
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They say he was arrested yesterday and taken to the juvenile detention center at Coyner Springs.
He's charged with the misdemeanor of burning brush intentionally.
Police wouldn't elaborate on what connected the boy to the fire ... except to say that it was good, old-fashioned police work. ((ROLLCUE:...))
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((LT. PHIL PATRONE/ROANOKE CO. P.D.: IT WAS A SHOE LEATHER KIND OF EFFORT. THE DEPARTMENT, THE GUYS DID A TREMENDOUS JOB... INTERVIEWS, CANVASSING, LOOKING FOR INFORMATION... REALLY, THE HARD WAY TO GET IT DONE.))
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((In the two months after the fire started at the tire dump, Roanoke County investigators went door to door in the neighborhood around Starlight Lane.
Investigators still say the fire was set in two places in some dry brush along the railroad tracks bordering Willie Keeling's property.
Over two weeks, it claimed one-thousand acres of brush and at least two-million tires.
The efforts to fight it cost Roanoke County about 25-thousand dollars...
The E-P-A and D-E-Q put in 3-MILLION.))
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The E-P-A is still supervising cleanup of the tires on Keeling's property.
The E-P-A told the county it expects to complete its role in the next two to four weeks.
As for the fire investigation, police say arsons are usually tough to solve.
They say they solved this one WITHOUT any tips to their Crimeline and that
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NO ONE is claiming the 17-thousand dollar reward that was offered for information leading to an arrest.
Kimberly?

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Police say he stabbed a woman, got on his bike, then ran into the side of a car.
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It all happened last night around eight thirty -- the stabbing on Hanover Avenue and the bike wreck on Orange Avenue.
Both the victim and the alleged assailant have been upgraded from critical to stable condition. They reportedly lived together at the house where the stabbing occurred.
Police haven't released their names.
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A memorial service later today will remember (Gay-lynn) Gaelen Wood, a 16 year old from Pulaski who died from a drug overdose .. a death that has led to criminal charges against the alleged dealer.
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The 11th grader at Pulaski County High School died Saturday morning. Counselors were at the school yesterday to help grieving students cope with the loss. Meanwhile, police are charging 31-year-old Edward Lee Carter with murder. Officials say Carter provided the drugs and under Virginia law can be held accountable.
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Yesterday, Carter was arraigned for distribution of drugs to a minor and 2nd degree felony murder charges. He's being held in the New River Valley jail.
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The F-B-I is launching a massive re- organization of its agency in part, because of criticism that it missed warning signs of terrorist activity before September 11th.
The agency's director will announce the changes later this afternoon.
Teri Okita has a preview.
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TRACK: UNDER FIRE FOR MISSTEPS AND MISMANAGEMENT, THE F-B-I WILL ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR BROADSWEEPING CHANGES TO THE BUREAU. A REORGANIZATION WAS IN THE WORKS MONTHS AGO BUT SHIFTED INTO HIGH GEAR AFTER QUESTIONS SURFACED ABOUT HOW MUCH THE F-B-I KNEW PRIOR TO THE TERRORIST ATTACKS.
TRACK: (graphic) THE PLAN CALLS FOR STRONGER TIES TO THE C-I-A TO IMPROVE INFORMATION-GATHERING AND SHARING; AN OVERHAUL OF AN ANTIQUATED COMPUTER SYSTEM; THE TRANSFER OF 600-AGENTS; AND THE MASSIVE RECRUITMENT OF MORE THAN 900-NEW AGENTS.

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counter-terrorism, and that is going to help connect-the-dots in order to prevent other attacks in the future. (:12)
TRACK: THIS MORNING, F-B-I DIRECTOR, ROBERT MUELLER, ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT, THE VICE-PRESIDENT, AND HOMELAND DIRECTOR, TOM RIDGE, BRIEFED THE PRESIDENT ABOUT THE REORGANIZATION. AFTER THE RECENT CRITICISM, THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO MAKE SURE NOTHING FALLS THROUGH THE CRACKS.

SOT: (Kessler) (7:12:38) Before September 11th, the bureau was inundated

with information with leads that were not being followed, and this is going to be able to focus all this information.

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STANDUP: The FBI says the changes will improve how it hires, manages, and trains its agents and how it analyzes each piece of information. Congress is expected to give FBI officials a grilling on the reorganization plan during hearings next week. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
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Libya is offering billions of dollars to the families of those who died aboard Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland in 19-88.
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The total offer is for two-point-seven billion dollars.
That amounts to about 10-million dollars for each family.
Officials say it's a preliminary agreement, the families must first approve the offer.
The money would settle a 19-96 lawsuit filed against the Libyan government.
The United Nations demanded that Libya take full responsibility for the terrorist attack that killed 270 people.
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British troops have begun a new effort to keep al-Qaida and Taliban fighters from coming back to Afghanistan.
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As many as 700 troops are being deployed in eastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border.
Their mission is called "Operation Buzzard."
The Pakistanis may be ready to pull their own troops from the border area because of escalating tensions with India.
This mission is expected to last longer than previous ones in the region.
It'll cover populated areas, as well as more remote ones.
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After nearly nine months, the recovery effort at Ground Zero is winding down.
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The last steel beam- still standing from the World Trade Center- was pulled away from the two million tons of wreckage yesterday.
Recovery workers named it the "stars and stripes" beam, and decorated it with the American flag.
Tomorrow, the beam will be moved past an honor guard during New York's formal ceremony, marking the end of recovery work at the site.
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Mark Martin's crew chief will pay some big bucks for breaking the rules. We'll have the details later in sports.


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And former Indy driver Lyn St. James on how to avoid paying the big bucks on car repair. Her advice for women, in a live interview, is just ahead.
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The work of a local citizen's group is paying off.
Its efforts to stop a large-scale road widening project have proven successful.
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The volume of traffic is increasing along Colonial Avenue in Roanoke County. So V-DOT plans to make changes to alleviate congestion. One suggestion was to add three lanes to the current two- lane road. But the citizens group, "Colonial Avenue Alliance" believed the plan was flawed, and managed to work with V-DOT and Roanoke County to come up with an alternative. Last night, Roanoke County supervisors praised the cooperation.
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((CINDY WEBSTER/CAA SPOKESPERSON; IF A GROUP IS TENACIOUS AND FOLLOWS THROUGH AND DOES THEIR HOMEWORK AND HAS VALID POINTS TO OFFER AND PROVES COST EFFECTIVENESS, IT CAN BE DONE.))
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The group would like to see V-DOT construct two lanes with individual turn lanes to help with congestion.
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The state Supreme Court will hear arguments this fall .. on whether to order new district lines for the House of Delegates.
Until then, the court has put a Salem judge's order on hold .. one that would have ordered new elections this year.
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Last week, Republican Attorney General Jerry Kilgore asked the Court for the stay, as well as an expedited appeal.

Both sides in the redistricting controversy are claiming victory.
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((DELEGATE CHIP WOODRUM: I INTERPRET THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION AS ONE THAT INDICATES THAT THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE JUDGE PATTISALL'S, THE TRIAL COURT, VERY CAREFUL REVIEW AS OPPOSED TO THE REPRESENTATION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE WHICH WANTED THEM TO REJECT IT OUT OF HAND. ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: WE FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT OUR CASE. WE FEEL THAT THE COURT WILL RECOGNIZE THAT THESE DISTRICTS WERE DRAWN IN A MATTER THAN COMPLIES WITH THE CONSTITUTION.))
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The Court is expected to issue a final ruling this fall.
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Lyn St. James knows a thing or two about getting a car to run FAST.
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She is best-known for racing seven times in the Indianapolis 500.
Her auto-racing career led her to to be named one of the top 100 Women Athletes of the Century by Sports Illustrated for Women.
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Along with racing a car, it's safe to say she knows a thing or two about keeping a car running, period.
She joins us now via satellite to offer some auto maintenance advice.
Good afternoon, Lyn.

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(You're a role model for women in sports-- and now it seems you're also a role model when it comes to women being knowl

edgable about their vehicles.. What are some tips that you can offer our viewers about maintenance?)

(Do you believe people tend to want to trade in their vehicles too soon, when they still have some life in them?)
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(You've also come out with a book about your racing career, "Ride of Your Life-- A Race Car Driver's Journey." How big

of a challenge was that?)
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Thank you so much for joining us this afternoon, Lyn. [Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [5/29/2002] [TWO SHOT]
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the Dow was DOWN 2 points. Nasdaq DOWN 16points.

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Fighting for district titles. We'll tell you which schools are still in the diamond hunt.
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And Bob Hope celebrates another birthday .. and he's getting very close to the BIG 0- 0.
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The night before two Salem men were beaten and robbed outside a convenience store on Melrose Avenue last Summer... the two had arranged a drug transaction with several Roanoke men. The deal ended in murder the next night.
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This morning 18-year old Jamar Gray pled "no contest" to the murder of Ryan Fischer. Others allegedly involved in the crime named Gray as the gunman. As part of a plea agreement, Gray still maintains his innocence but realizes a jury might convict him anyway. The prosecutor said Fischer was shot in the back of the neck. The handgun was held side-ways in contact with the skin.
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Mark Martin's crew chief for the number six car was fined by Nascar for rules violations after their win at the Coca-Cola 600 this past weekend at the Lowe's Motor Speedway...
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Martin's race- winning car failed a post- Coca-Cola 600 race inspection Sunday, because it was found to be one-eighth of an inch too low. The infraction has resulted in NASCAR fining Martin's crew chief Ben Leslie 50- thousand dollars.
Martin's victory stands, and no Cup points were deducted from his season total.
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On another track- Ricky Rudd will be testing his car in Dover, Delaware this weekend. Mike Stevens takes a look at racing's newest marathon man.
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(( Ask Ricky Rudd how to get to Dover - and he'll tell you there is no easy way. The same could be said for the manner in which he reached 656 consecutive Winston Cup starts. It's a feat that has put him in some mighty fast company and drawn some rather flattering comparisons. ((RICKY RUDD:)) Ask Rudd about the biggest threat to the streak and he won't bat at eye. February 1984 - the Busch Clash - the week before that year's 500 - and one of the worst wrecks in the history of Daytona. ((RICKY RUDD:)) Rudd has long since shed the duct tape, and the age of 45 in the final year of his contract with Robert Yates he is considering retirement. If he leaves, the 1977 rookie of the year will walk away without a single regret. ((RICKY RUDD:)) The Iron man heads to Dover, 9th in the points race after 12 events. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

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In Region- C softball tournament action yesterday- Glenvar and Perry McCluer battled it out for a spot to continue their seasons.
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The game was moved to Glenvar high school.
In the bottom of the first, with runners at second and third, Brittney Buckley cranks a shot to left.
That allows Holly Dixon and Allison Fasnacht to come on down.
It's 2-OH, Glenvar.
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To the second, the bases are loaded with two outs.
Dixon connects on the basehit to left, and that plates Sarah Armstrong for a 3- run lead.
Buckely did the rest.
She pitched a complete game, struck out 13, and allowed only 3 hits.
Glenvar wins it 7-1.
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In other regional action, Jefferson Forest's baseball team beat Pulaski County 6-2 to advance in tournament play.

The Cavs meet Heritage tonight at 7:30 at Calfee Park.

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And finally--
Legendary entertainer Bob Hope is celebrating his 99th birthday today.
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Hope's publicist says overall, the comedian is doing pretty well.
He IS confined to a wheelchair, and has trouble seeing and hearing.
Because of his advanced age, Hope won't be attending today's dedication ceremony of the Bob Hope Veterans Chapel.


The chapel at the Los Angeles National Cemetery will be named after Hope in recognition of his service to American veterans.
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