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It's still smoking, but they've finally got the fire on Fort Lewis Mountain under control.
Our LIVE report will show us how they did it ...next on NEWS 7.
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And at least SOME state prisons will now be open to reporters and television cameras.

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Tonight on News 7 sports, the Friday Football Extra rundown for for the regional finals is ready to roll. The Express has had an eventful day.
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And we'll celebrate the life of Clay Earles, the Martinsville Speedway founder who was laid to rest today.
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A warming trend as we head into the weekend and a chance for some showers as well. Also a check on dangerous hurricane Lenny coming up. [open]
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3 nights after it started, the fire on Fort Lewis Mountain is under control.
Now it's up to crews bused in from out West ... to make sure what's smoldering doesn't flare up again.
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Scott Goldberg is near the base of the mountain tonight, in the Hanging Rock area of Roanoke County.
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[House-Fire]


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A home near Vinton caught fire this afternoon.
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Firefighters believe it started in some leaves and mulch outside the home on Horsepen Mountain Drive.
The flames and smoke did about 125-thousand dollars damage.
No one was hurt.
Authorities haven't discovered what caused it.
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[Post-Office]


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Postal inspectors have shut down a Bedford County post office where clerks may have been running a scam.
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Postal inspectors closed the post office located in a Huddleston convenience store. Residents say clerks post-dated money orders, possibly to use the money in the meantime. Investigators say convenience store employees may have also mixed money from the store and the post office. Inspectors have not yet decided whether to file criminal charges. All mail is being forwarded to the main Huddleston post office.
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[Grand-Jury]


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The Special Grand Jury investigating Vinton Police Lieutenant Bill Brown heard from more witnesses today.
The prosecutor says this won't be the last time the jurors hear testimony. Neil Vener says it may be next year before the Grand Jury completes its investigation and submits a report to Circuit Judge Diane Strickland. It'll be up to her to decide whether the report is made public.
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Vener confirmed today that members of Vinton Town Council were briefed by State Police before town officials convinced Chief Ricky Foutz and Lieutenant Brown and to quit.
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Salem police are looking for a stabbing suspect, and a missing pickup truck belonging to the victim.
66-year-old Lenford Lee Pratt was stabbed several times at his home in Salem this morning. He was taken to Lewis-Gale Hospital. Police say it appears he'll recover.
Pratt's missing pickup is a 1998 black Toyota.

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A five year broadcast news blackout from Virginia's prisons has ended.
That is for all but the most dangerous prisons.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
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Keith, you'll recall in the spring of 1995, when Willie Lloyd Turner was executed... and a loaded gun was found inside a typewriter in the cell right outside the execution chamber.
Shortly thereafter, embattled Corrections Director Ron Angelone said NO more cameras in the prisons.
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41 low and medium security institutions are finally re-opened to cameras and recording devices... for tours and interviews and limited inspection.
The prisons director says it's NOT just to generate good publicity at a time when juvenile prisons are under fire.


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Inmate advocates say the new policy is good news-- for inmate families and taxpayers.
But why are the state's seven most hard-core prisons still off-limits?
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((LAURA RINIER/INMATE ADVOCATE: THE PLACES WHERE ARE THE MOST ALLEGATIONS OF INHUMANE, CRUEL TREATMENT...NOTHING TO HIDE, WHY NOT LET YOU IN?))
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So the new Supermax facilities in Southwest Virginia -- Red Onion and Wallen's Ridge -- are still off limits.
Sussex I and II, where death row is, Augusta, Keen Mountain, and Nottoway are all still closed to cameras.
But director Angelone says the prisons are now reorganized and ready for us in the other facilities -- pending his approval of specific requests.
And, in fact, he WANTS us there to document the good things he says are going on behind bars now in Virginia.
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Carilion goes biomedical. Just ahead, we'll explain what that could mean for the Roanoke Valley.
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((THEY'RE CHECKING IN AT THE HOTEL ROANOKE... TO CHECK OUT SOME OF THE BEST IN BLUEGRASS. I'M JOE DASHIELL, AND I'LL HAVE THAT STORY COMING UP.))
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Medical technology that could change the world will soon be created in the Roanoke Valley. Tonya Flory explains how a collaboration between a giant hospital and two prominent Virginia universities will accomplish that.
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((Presidents from Carilion Health System, the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech announced this morning the formation of The Biomedical Institute. The medical research center promises to make hospitals work better and improve the quality of care to patients around the world.
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Six board members have been selected. Warner Dalhouse is already on the board at Carilion Health System. He says if today's audience is any indication of the future of this company -- it will be a success.
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The partners are considering many sites for the Institute. They expect a decision in the next three to four months.
But it will be about five or six years before community will reap any rewards or jobs from this project. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))








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The demise of a long-time Southside employer became more complete today, with the sale of two plants.
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A bankruptcy court judge approved the sale of Pluma's Martinsville and Altavista plants for a total of about two-million dollars.
The Martinsville plant was bought by a Pennsylvania company that plans to sell off all of Pluma's remaining sewing equipment.
The Altavista plant was purchased by a local printing company.
Pluma is going out of business and selling all its assets.
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Stocks staged a big rally today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow topped 11-thousand for the first time in two months. NASDAQ surged to another record high.
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A Martinsville man who left his friend trapped in a fiery wreck early this morning now faces criminal charges.
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State police say that the car's driver, 25-year-old Blake Warren Athey, ran away from the accident with minor injuries after he hit a utility pole.
It took rescuers more than 45 minutes to get 21-year-old John W. Tunnell out of the car.
He was badly burned and is still in critical condition.
Authorities tracked Athey down this morning at a friend's house.
He's charged with leaving the scene of the accident and reckless driving.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jda]
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If you visit the Hotel Roanoke this weekend, don't be surprised if you find a bluegrass band around every corner.
Musicians are coming from as far away as Germany for the first Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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((From the days of Reno and Smiley, to the current success of musicians such as Sammy Shelor and the Lonesome River Band, western Virginia has a rich tradition of topflight bluegrass. [NAT SOUND OF SAMMY SHELOR PLAYING THE BANJO]
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And if some like to call this the Bluegrass Capital, they'll have a compelling argument this weekend at the Hotel Roanoke... where about 200 guitar, banjo and mandolin players are checking in.
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The Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend is sponsored by Pulaski-based Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, and AcuTab, the Roanoke publisher of bluegrass music books.
It's a natural outgrowth of earlier banjo workshops organized by John Lawless.
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((ONE THING THAT WAS MENTIONED WHEN WE DID THE BANJO EVENT WAS, WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT IF WE HAD SOME GUITAR PLAYERS AROUND. WE HAD ONE JAM SESSION THAT WENT UNTIL LATE ONE NIGHT WHEN WE HAD 12 BANJO PLAYERS IN A CIRCLE AND IT WAS QUITE A RACKET.))
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They're expecting a more harmonious sound this weekend, with two concerts and jam sessions open to the public Friday and Saturday nights.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, we'll pay our respects to Clay Earles, who was laid to rest today. Plus, the Friday Football Extra regional final schedule is ready.
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And it's been an evnetuful day for the Roanoke Express as the team makes a huge trade and deals with having one of its key players injured for tonight's game with Greensboro.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Martinsville Speedway founder Clay Earles was laid to rest this afternoon in Henry County. The 86 year old proved that even in death, he still knew how to draw a crowd.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express headed south around three o'clock for tonight's game against Greensboro.
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Roanoke went through a brief practice at the Round House this morning. The team is 7-3 and 2 and in third place in the Northeast Division.
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Roanoke addressed one weakness today by trading John Evangelista to the Mississippi Seawolves in exchange for cash. The Express already has several players just like him and should fill the spot with a bigger true right winger by the weekend.
Also, J.F. Tremblay injured his lower back at practice today. He skated for trainer James Brown today and will dress tonight, but how much he plays is in question. The Express take on 3 and 9 Greensboro and must avoid looking a head to 11 and 2 Richmond.
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We are down to the regional final weekend in high school football. Here are the six big games we'll have for you tomorrow night.
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Some inner city students are getting a chance to become more computer-literate, thanks to a new agreement between a Lynchburg church and the city school system.
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The Jackson Street Methodist Church signed a partnership agreement with school officials today for the use of ten of the city's old Macintosh computers.
The computers will become part of the church's 14- year- old afterschool tutoring program.. and will give the students access to technology OUTSIDE of the classroom.
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((DR. ROGER JONES/LYNCHBURG CITY SCHOOLS: IN THE 21ST CENTURY, ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY IS GOING TO BE KEY, IT'S GOING TO BE ONE OF THE KEYS TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND STUDENTS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO INTERACT WITH TECHNOLOGY.))
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Jones say the school system has more computers available for other tutoring programs that could use them.

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