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Burglars break into a home, killing a man.

It's an invasion of personal property- -we're focusing on at the top of NEWS 7 tonight.
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And surprising developments in that burning and beheading case in Grayson County.
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Tonight in sports, we'll tell you all about the Roanoke Express' new affiliation plans.
Plus, it is Redneck night in Salem at the Avalanche game.
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And we'll have the latest on former Ferrum and current Houston Astros' pitcher Billy Wagner who was beaned last night in the Stros game with the Diamondbacks.
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Some like it hot and it's going to get hotter. The four day forecast hits the mid 90's. Details ahead.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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It's a crime Roanoke police say is getting all-too popular.
And this time it cost a man his life.
35-year-old Melvin Andrew Lee was killed when three men invaded his home early this morning.
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Scott Goldberg is at Lee's home in Northwest Roanoke.
Scott, could this be connected to other robberies in the area?
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Keith, there have been a few home invasions in this area.
That's when a group of robbers target a particular house for a particular reason.
Police say that's the kind of crime that ended in Melvin Lee's death.
But police don't know if there is a connection between this break-in and the other crimes that have happened near this neighborhood.
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If police know why three men wearing ski masks broke into the home Melvin Lee shared with his family, they're not saying.
But police are guessing the robbers had a reason they targeted the 35-year-old, who was shot in the head and killed.


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((SGT. STAN SMITH/ROANOKE POLICE: AT LEAST PROBABLY ONE INDIVIDUAL HAD BEEN IN THIS HOUSE BEFORE -- MAYBE EVEN HAVE KNOWN HIM.)) [RUNS06]
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The truth is, no one knows why this robbery turned into an argument, which turned into a murder.
No one except the killer and the victim, who got along well with most of his neighbors.
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((DAVID BAYLOR/VICTIM'S NEIGHBOR: I KNEW HIM CASUALLY. WE'D SAY HI, BYE, THAT TYPE OF THING. SAW HIM IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.)) [RUNS05]
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David Baylor, whose kids played with Lee's children, said there is some crime on his block.
But he said what happened here today could happen anywhere.
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((DAVID BAYLOR: IT'S NOT JUST IN THIS PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT IT'S ALL OVER THE CITY. YOU HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO GET WHAT THEY'RE OUT TO GET, AND WILL GET IT BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY, APPARENTLY.)) [RUNS11]
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Keith.
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(QUESTION: Scott, as far as the investigation goes, why are police guessing the victim knew his killer?)


They're guessing the robbers knew Lee because when they broke into his house, they went straight to his bedroom.


They definitely were looking for something.[SOL's]


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Virginia education officials are giving themselves high marks on the largest testing initiative in state history.
How did the children do on the new Standards of Learning tests? They're just NOT saying.
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((KIRK SCHRODER/VIRGINIA BD. OF EDUCATION: OUR PROGRAM THIS YEAR GREATLY EXCEEDED OUR GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME ADMINISTRATION OF THESE TESTS. AND WATCH THIS VERY CLOSELY ...deep breath...I'M VERY RELIEVED.))
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Kirk Schroder's just talking about the logistics of administering more than 1-point 6 million tests this spring.
He's NOT talking about the scores.
The Board of Education won't talk about that until after it decides what a passing score is, some time in October.
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((MARK EDWARDS/HENRICO CO. SUPERINTENDENT: WE HAVE SOME RAW DATA THAT WE'RE SORTING THROUGH. BUT WHEN WE HAVE THAT PERFORMANCE DATA, THAT'S WHEN WE GET DOWN TO-- I LOOK AT THAT AS A VERY MUCH LOCAL ISSUE. HOW DO WE RESPOND AND USE THAT DATA? BECAUSE CERTAINLY, THAT'S GOING TO BE THE BIG PUNCH.))
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The S-0-L test results will really matter in 2004-- when they determine whether kids can graduate from high school.


In 2006, schools with a certain percentage of students still failing will lose state accreditation.
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Some South Roanoke County residents say one high school makes more sense than two. Today they asked officials to revisit the issue.
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Joe Dashiell has more on today's meeting and the reaction from county leaders.
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A higher rating for the Lynchburg fire department could mean lower insurance rates for Lynchburg residents.
That's one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Six.
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And as thousands of athletes prepare to compete in the Commonwealth Games, we'll see how trainers are preparing to treat cases of heat-related illness.
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[Cressell]


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Could another person have been involved in burning and beheading Garnett "GP" Johnson at a drinking party in Grayson County, last summer?
It's a scenario that was brought out for the first time in court, this afternoon.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Blacksburg Bureau]


Teresa Hamilton joins us from our Blacksburg newsroom with more on today's surprise developments.
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Keith-- much of this afternoon's hearing revolved around Emmett Cressell, Junior's attempt at bond.
After his attorneys repeatedly said their client would NOT try to flee or hurt anyone they explored yet another avenue in trying to secure Cressell's release.
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(( When Emmett Cressell, Junior was arrested last summer for allegedly taking part in burning and beheading Garnett "G-P" Johnson-- he was originally charged with first degree murder.
Several months later he was released on bond-- after agreeing to testify against co-defendant, Louis Ceparano.
But all that recently changed when Ceparano entered a surprise plea and agreed to testify against Cressell who was then charged with capital murder and immediatly remanded to jail.
But Cressell's attorneys say the case against their client is actually growing weaker based on statements from Ceparano.
During this afternoon's bond hearing--- they called on an investigator who testified Ceparano told him another perso

n was also in the yard when Johnson was killed and that the victim's watch was NOT stolen.
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((JEFF DORSEY/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:MR. CEPARANO'S STATEMENT SIMPLY SAYS, IN A NUMBER OF PLACES, THAT HE BELIEVES THERE WAS ANOTHER PERSON THERE AT THE SCENE OF THE CRIME, THAT HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED, AND THAT MR. JOHNSON'S WATCH FELL OFF HIS ARM AND HE REMEMBERS MR. JOHNSON STATING THAT AND MR. JOHNSON REQUESTING HELP IN PUTTING IT BACK ON. )) [RUNS:18]
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Cressell was NOT released on bond.
By the way, Keith....
The same investigator who testified says he does NOT believe Ceparano when he said another person was there that night.
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(QUESTION: WHAT WERE THE JUDGE'S REASONS FOR NOT GRANTING BOND?)


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Lynchburg's fire department is holding itself up to higher standards, which means residents could soon find themselves paying less for fire insurance.
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The Insurance Services Office-- or I-S-O-- is an independent company that ranks the efficiency of fire departments across the country.
Lynchburg's department has earned an I-S-O rating of 78- point- 5. That's an eleven percent increase over last year's mark.
Some insurance companies use these I-S-O ratings to determine their rates.
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((CHIEF FRED MILLS/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: THERE IS SOME POSSIBILITY THAT INSURANCE RATES, DEPENDING ON THE INSURANCE CARRIER, THEY MAY SEE SOME SAVINGS THERE. AND THAT VARIES FROM INSURANCE CARRIER TO INSURANCE CARRIER SO WE CAN'T SAY THAT YOU CAN SAVE X NUMBER OF DOLLARS, BUT THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF SAVINGS AS WELL.))
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[OUT Q=savings as well.]
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An I-S-O rating takes into account the fire department's response times, the quality of the city's water services and its E-911 center.
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[Stocks]


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Both the Dow and NASDAQ surged to record closes today.
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The Dow was UP 94 points to close at 93 hundred 28.
NASDAQ gained 6 points to close just above the two-thousand mark.
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The mercury is rising- just in time for the start of this summer's Commonwealth Games.
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Children will make up a large contingent in the Games and are especially prone to heat intolerance.
If an athlete begins to experience symptoms of a heat-related illness, such as dizziness or nausea-
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((PAUL EVANS/SALEM AVALANCHE TRAINER: MAKE SURE THEY TELL SOMEONE, A PARENT, COACH, PHYSICIAN, FIND SOME SHADE AND FLUID AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY DON'T PUSH THEMSELF TOO HARD, BECAUSE HEAT INJURIES CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS.))
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The Lewis Gale Foundation, which is coordinating medical services for the games, is providing information sheets that list the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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((KARI WHITFIELD/LEWIS GALE FOUNDATION:WE WILL HAVE AN ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICIAN THERE TO SEE PATIENTS WITH BROKEN BONES AND INJURIES OF THAT SORT. AND WE WILL HAVE THREE FAMILY PRACTICE CLINICS AVAILABLE FOR NON-EMERGENCY HEAT ILLNESS AND MINOR INJURIES.))
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Each activity site will have at least one medical volunteer. Some high-risk activities, such as cycling and mountain biking, get two.
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Coming up tonight in sports, the latest on Tannersville native and former Ferrum star Billy Wagner who was hit in the head by a line drive last night.
The Avalanche looks for three in a row tonight in the home yard,
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And Steve Mason will check in from the Roanoke Civic Center with the latest on the Roanoke Express and the team's new affiliates.
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[S-Wagner]


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Former Ferrum star pitcher Billy Wagner took away the baseball world's collective breath last night, as the Houston Astros flame thrower was hit in the head by a line drive.
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[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/Last Night; :00]


The Tannersville native from Tazewell county was beaned in the left ear by this rocket shot off the bat of the Arizona Diamondbacks Kelly Stinnett.
He was eventually immobilized and taken off the field. He went through a battery of tests today including a CAT scan, and doctors says he does NOT have any internal damage - just a small cut on his ear.
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At this time there is no word on when the so called country boy will make it back on the mound, but rest assured that Wagner isn't that surprised by the beaning.
When you pitch in the big leagues and throw the ball 100 mile an hour accidents can happen.
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Last Novoember Wagner was back in Roanoke signing autographs at the annual Thaknsgiving sports card show at the Roanoke Civic Center.
At that time I asked him about a similar incident that happened to him last season against the Reds.
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Wagner will no doubt rely on his faith to get him back on the hill. In January of last year he talked to the area's Fellowship of Christian athletes at Calvary Baptist Church.
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One final note on this incident. As Billy was being loaded onto the ambulance last night he told one of teammates to be sure and call his wife Sarah and tell her he was fine.
She is eight months pregnant with the couple's first child.

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The Salem Avalanche is back in action this evening at Salem Memorial Stadium against the Kinston Indians. The fans are in for a special treat. It's Red Neck night at the yard.
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[S-Express]


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The Express joined forces with the AHL Lock Monsters and the NHL New York Islanders today.
And with Frank Anzalone working with the Express, Steve Mason says it's a match made in Heaven.
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((Lowell Lockmonster general manager Tom Rowe and director of hockey operations Greg Carvel's presence enabled the Express front office to finally express how they felt about Roanoke's new AHL and NHL affiliation. ((:)) ((:))
Roanoke will begin it's sixth season with it's third affiliation. Calgary and San Jose's help was limited, but the AHL Lowell Lockmonsters garauntee a more hands on approach as far as player exchange is concerned. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
The contract with Lowell is on a year by year basis. In Roanoke Steve Mason, news 7 sports.)) [Wx-Tape]
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Buena Vista, Lexington and Rockbridge County are pooling their resources once again to hopefully improve the area's job market for years to come.
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Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom now with more.
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Keith the three localities are combining their funds and efforts to build a technology center.
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The center will be located just outside of Lexington.
And, local officials hope it will attract more computer companies, engineering firms and other high-tech businesses to the area.
It's the second business venture of its kind involving the three regions.
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We'll have that story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11--Keith? (Keith ad lib byes) [Talent=Keith]