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Closing and consolidating schools-- that's the decision today by the Henry County School Board.
We'll have reaction in a live report, straight ahead.
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And a man is shot and killed during a robbery early this morning in Bassett.
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Showers, storms and below average temperature round out the mid-week forecast. We'll see how the rest of the week will shape up, and take a sneak peak at the weekend forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Some parents plan to keep fighting after the Henry County School Board votes to close several schools.
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There will be five fewer schools in Henry County.
The School Board voted today to reduce the number of schools from 20 to 15.
Several others will also be consolidated.
[HENRY CO. DOUBLE BOXES= /Microwave;]

Justin McLeod is at the Henry County Administration Building where the decision was made today. Justin?
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((ROLLCUE:..it did just that.))
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[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Henry Co. School Superintendent; 1:13]
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Justin adlibs

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[Roanoke-Fire]


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Fire officials are investigating a small fire in downtown Roanoke.
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An oven at the Twists and Turns manufacturing plant on Campbell Avenue caught fire this morning. Furniture is built at the facility. Owner Cynthia Gardner says a powder coating was being applied when the fire started. Officials say flames were contained to the oven but that there is smoke and a lot of water damage to the building's contents because a sprinkler system activated.
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((CYNTHIA GARDNER/Twists & Turns OWNER; A LOT OF GLASS, BOXES OF COURSE PRODUCT READY TO SHIP OUT CUSHIONS AND EQUIPMENT.))
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No dollar estimate on damages yet. Gardner says furniture shipments will likely be delayed due to the fire but that the downtown Twists and Turns retail store will operate as usual. Twists and Turns has been open for ten years and employees 20-people.
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[Bassett-Murder]


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Henry County authorities are investigating a murder in Bassett.
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Deputies say 19 year old Nicholas Ryan Marshall was shot once in the head at his apartment on Melrose Drive shortly after midnight. Another man who was in the apartment, Drewery Via, said two males entered the residence, demanded money and drugs, tied Marshall up, and fired a shot as they were leaving. Via was not hurt in the incident.
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Anyone who has information about the shooting is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's Office.

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Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith says there is plenty to be proud of, but today he also offered pointed criticism of city administrators, council colleagues and school officials.
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Joe Dashiell is here with more on the mayor's state of the city address.
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Kimberly, the mayor says the last year has brought progress on many fronts, such as movement toward a regional water authority, and completion of the new Crystal Spring Pumping Station... but on other issues he says the city has work to do.
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Whether the issue is the future of Victory Stadium...
Or the management of the Roanoke City Schools...
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((I BELIEVE THE DAY HAS COME FOR A NEW DAY OF ACCOUNTABILITY IN OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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Mayor Ralph Smith says the city is missing the mark on a number of major issues.
In his state of the city address, he told members of the regional chamber of commerce that it's time for the city to put its priorities in order.
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((I SAID A LOT OF POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT THE ADMINISTRATION. I'VE BRAGGED ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS CITY COUNCIL HAS DONE, BUT THEY ARE CHALLENGES WE HAVE TO ADDRESS ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.))
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The Mayor's speech was interrupted once with moderate applause when he called for the renovation of Victory Stadium.
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But Kimberly, as you can imagine, there was mixed reaction from other members of city council, and we'll hear from some of them tonight on News 7 at Five and Six

[Iraq]


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The U-S military is calling the deaths of Saddam Hussein's two sons a "landmark day".
Now many are wondering how this will affect post- war operations, and if the coalition is getting any closer to Saddam himself.
Teri Okita has more from Washington.
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TRACK: The coalition says it has proof that Uday and Qusay are dead through identification from senior regime leaders, x-rays, and dental records. But many Iraqis say until they see pictures for themselves theyll continue to have doubts. PRESIDENT BUSH ASSURED THEM THE FORMER REGIME IS GONE AND WILL NOT BE BACK.

SOT: (Bush) The careers of two of the regimes chief henchman came to an

end. Saddam Husseins sons responsible for torture, maiming of countless Iraqis.
TRACK: IN A FOUR-HOUR FIREFIGHT WITH UDAY, QUSAY AND TWO OTHERS, COALITION LEADERS SAY U-S TROOPS ATTEMPTED A CORDON AND KNOCKOPERATION FIRST BLOCKING OFF THE HOME, THEN KNOCKING ON THE DOOR FOR A RESPONSE. THEY GOT NONE, SO THEY ENTERED.

(Super: Gen. Ricardo Sanchez/Coalition Ground Forces Commander)
SOT: We immediately determined that the targeted individuals were

barricaded in the fortified portion of the building, which was the second floor, and they started engaging with small arms.
TRACK: THE SOLDIERS WITHDREW, BUT AFTER A SECOND ATTEMPT WITH MORE SHOTS FROM INSIDE, THE U-S TURNED TO MISSILE ATTACKS. OFFICIALS BELIEVE UDAY AND QUSAY WERE KILLED BY ONE OF 10 TOW MISSILES FIRED ... AND ARE HOPEFUL THAT THE CAPTURE OR KILLING OF SADDAM WILL BE NEXT.
TRACK: IRAQIS ARE POURING OVER THE NEWS TODAY HOPING TO GET EVERY DETAIL OF THE GUNBATTLE IN MOSUL. LAST NIGHT IN BAGHDAD, CELEBRATORY GUNFIRE LIT UP THE SKY A SIGN OF HOPE THAT THE REIGN OF TERROR HAS ENDED. BUT NOT EVERYONE IS CHEERING. DEMONSTRATORS IN MOSUL PLEDGED THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF SADDAM.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting) Picture release/Geneva convention

STANDUP: Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

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In other developments, Iran says it has top members of al- Qaida in custody.
Iran's intelligence minister says those being held include a large number of ``small and big-time elements'' of the terror group.
But he wouldn't comment on news reports that Iran is holding al-Qaida's number-two leader, the group's spokesman, or its security chief.
The announcement comes two days after President Bush accused Iran and Syria of harboring terrorists.

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A survey of probation and parole officers from all across the country shows that nearly HALF of drunk drivers are having to go back to court for failing to comply with the terms of their sentence.
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Joining us today to talk more about the study is Doctor Herb Simpson, he's the President and C-E-O of the Traffic Injury Research Foundation.
Good afternoon, Dr. Simpson.
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(Dr. Simpson--You've written more than 200 papers and reports on traffic safety. What have you found are some of the m

ajor problems that parole and probation officers face when dealing with hard- core drunk drivers?)

(How are some of the repeat offenders able to avoid their sentence?)



(What can be done to make sure that drunk drivers comply with their sentencing?)



(What should be done to fine tune the justice system so that there aren't so many repeat offenders?)
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Thanks so much to both of you for talking with us this afternoon.
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Coming up next, some death penalty opponents accuse the Commonwealth of unjustly executing a convicted murderer.
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Also several people were injured this morning in an accident involving a hot air balloon.
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A Martinsville furniture company is laying off dozens of workers. Hooker Furniture says it cut 35-jobs at its plywood plant. Officials say the adjustment was made to match supply needs. Their demand for plywood is down since making the decision to close a manufacturing plant in North Carolina.

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A hot air balloon accident this morning has left six people injured in Michigan.
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Investigators are trying to determine what caused the balloon to crash in a field.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.
The injured have been taken to a local hospital.
The accident happened in Highland Township, about 50 miles northwest of Detroit.
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[Waksal]


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The founder of ImClone Systems begins a seven- year prison sentence today.
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55- year- old Sam Waksal (WAHK'-suhl) is the first to be sentenced in the corporate scandal.
He's being transferred to a minimum- security prison in Pennsylvania.
Investigators found out Waksal advised his daughter to dump ImClone stock just before the government released a negative report on a cancer drug.
Martha Stewart, meanwhile, was indicted last month in the scandal.
She's pleaded innocent to all charges.
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Critics of the death penalty say Virginia unjustly executed a man last night.
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Bobby Wayne Swisher was put to death by lethal injection.
He was convicted in 1997 of the rape and murder of 22-year-old Dawn Snyder of Stuarts Draft.
But the jury that sentenced him to death used the same verdict form that the state Supreme Court ruled was defective in another case.
The state reversed the death sentence of Michael Lenz because of the improper form but refused to do so for Swisher.
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((JACK PAYDEN-TRAVERS: THE STATE OF VIRGINIA NEEDS TO LIVE UP TO ITS OWN CODES AND STATUTES WHICH SAY THAT DEFECTIVE JURY FORMS ARE NOT ALLOWED.)) ((STEPHEN BENJAMIN: IF THE JURY HAD HAD A PROPER VERDICT FORM THEY MAY HAVE SENTENCED HIM TO LIFE.))
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The Virginia State Court said Swisher's lawyers failed to raise the verdict form issue at the proper time.
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[11Nestle]


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A proposed business for Rockbridge County has fallen through.
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Big Springs is now out of the running for the facility. The Nestle Water Company had been interested in the property and environmental testing was underway. In a move that surprised local economic officials, this week Nestle says they will use a site farther north of Rockbridge to save money in transportation costs.
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((DAVID KLEPPINGER/THE ROCKBRIDGE PARTNERSHIP; WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR HIGHER QUALITY JOBS WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW TAX REVENUE, AND THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES A COMMUNITY HAS TO ATTRACT A FORTUNE 50 COMPANY OF THE PRESTIGE OF A NESTLE SO THAT ALL ADDS UP THE DISAPPOINTMENT.))
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Kleppinger says they've been working with Nestle on the project since last Fall. The plant would have created about 250-jobs for the area.
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Coming up next, Brent Watts will join us with the detailed forecast.
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Plus we will meet an 11 year old boy who is excited about going back to his classes....his college classes.
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When many 11- year- olds head back to school this fall, they'll write essays about what they did on their summer vacation.
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But Philip Bauer won't be writing about taking trips or going to camp.
The 11- year- old from Tampa, Florida has been spending his summer taking classes at a nearby college.
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((PHILIP BAUER/11 YEARS OLD: YOU HAVE LOGERISMS AND EXPONENTS AND YOU HAVE SOLVING SECOND DEGREE EQUATIONS. ))
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Philip even SOUNDS smart for his age.
He's supposed to start middle school in a couple of weeks, but now he says he might continue taking classes at St. Petersburg College.
He's especially interested in the challenging MATH classes...
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 21 points. The NASDAQ has lost five.

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Coming up in sports.. a Virginia quarterback is chosen to assist in an "elite" football camp this year...
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and we'll see how NASCAR driver Ward Burton is working to perserve wildlife.
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[S-Wrestle]


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The target for about 30 high school wrestlers this summer is to win the ASICS Junior and Cadets National Championship.
The wrestlers are training at Virginia Tech's Rector Field House.
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The Michael Jordan of wrestling, the legendary Dan Gable was on hand with his former Iowa wrestler and assistant coach Keith Mourlam to provide a clinic.
Christiansburg's B-J Compton and Jackie Tony, who already own four state titles between them, hope to place in the national freestyle and Greco Roman nationals.
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UVa quarterback Matt Schaub is about to join some Elite company.
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Schaub has been selected to take part in the Elite 11 Quarterback Camp this week in California. Schaub and four other of the nation's top quarterbacks, including Eli Manning and Michigan's John Navarre are serving as counselors at the camp.
It features 12 of the top high school quarterbacks in the country.
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[S-Ward]


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Ward Burton's wildlife foundation held a unique fundraiser last night in Lynchburg.
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Ward and Company took over Cattle Annies at a 60- dollar- a person event that raised funds for Ward's "Return to Nature" program.
The program teaches conservation and natural stewardship through a traveling exhibit that's in schools all across Virginia.
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Money raised through a silent and live auction last night also benefitted the "Return to Nature" program.
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