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Today on News 7, a judge says we may never know why a Roanoke man killed his girlfriend.
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Also authorities continue the search for a man feared drowned in a weekend boating accident.[Weather-Head]
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Any kind of warm up has been slow in coming. We expect numbers in the 70s tomorrow.

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In Sports, the Roanoke Express accomplished two big goals with one announcement today.
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and on Health check, we'll tell you what you should be looking for in children's sunglasses.
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A 900-acre fire burning in Orange County, Florida is no longer threatening any homes.
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It's a different situation in New Mexico where wildfires are also burning -- in some areas massive evacuations are becoming all too familiar. CBS Correspondent Terisa Estacio reports.
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(( From Florida to New Mexico wildfires continue to rage, charring thousands of acres and wrecking havoc for residents, tourists and exhausted fire fighters.
Sot: Don Butz/New Mexico Fire Information Officer; The anticipated dry, hot temperatures and the possibility of wind, we have all the factors we need to create a potentially dangerous fire.
Near Pecos, New Mexico, crews pushed to draw a line around a blaze which burned at least 15 hundred acres so far.
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The hot flames forced many out enjoying Memorial day weekend to flee. This new blaze is centered some 45 miles from the Los Alamos area, where the largest forest fire in state history, burned more than 47 thousand acress.
Rick Denning, Florida Division of Forestry The weather dictates which way the fire goes. As soon as we get a handle on one side it moves to the other side.
IN Florida firemen say the fires are likely to get worse before getting any better. There were reports of 145 new hot spots over the weekend. The major problem plaguing all states dry, hot conditions plus whipping winds. There are some thunderstorms on the horizon, but right now there seems like there is little relief in sight.
Not a good recipe to go into the warm months of Summer just around the corner. Terisa Estacio/CBS News/Texas))

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It's a murder mystery even though the killer admits what he did.
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The judge said it's a mystery WHY Luther Early killed his pregnant girlfriend.
The 29-year old defendant is a high school graduate who had a job and no criminal record.
His lawyer says the "dark side" of his character snapped.
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Early hit Dee Turner with a beer bottle and stabbed her nine times in the neck.
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Judge Jonathan Apgar sentenced Early to serve 35 years in prison.
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The search continues near Richmond for a Pittsylvania County man, missing since Sunday night.
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52 year old Benny Krantz and his son Wayne were boating near the Harrison Bridge, east of Richmond.
Game wardens say the boat started taking on water and neither man was wearing a life jacket.
The 29 year old son clung to the boat and was rescued.
Authorities say bad weather and strong tides have hampered search efforts, and caused them to expand the search area.
At this point, Krantz has been missing for almost 42 hours.
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A group of five chickens in Charlotte, North Carolina is giving blood every two weeks to protect human lives.
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Health officials are using the birds to detect the West Nile virus. The potentially fatal virus, spread by mosquitoes, is likely to show up in the chickens' blood before it appear in humans.
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((MARK O'DONOGHUE/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST: IF WEST NILE IS IN THE ENVIRONMENT IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY THEN IT WILL SHOW UP IN THESE CHICKENS BEFORE IT WILL GET TO ANY HUMANS.))
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The Charlotte program is one of 14 around the state. Health officials are concerned the virus could be spreading southward. Seven people died in the New York City area last year after being infected with the virus.
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Virginia's largest teachers' group is urging the State Board of Education to keep an open mind.
A one month public comment period begins next week, and the board votes in July on the Standards of Accreditation.

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The Virginia Education Association says board members are right to allow more flexibility in how S-O-L test scores are used to judge schools and students.
Some of the changes in the accreditation standards came from a new advisory group.
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((CHERI JAMES/VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOC.: THIS IS A BIG CHANGE TO WANT TO GET INPUT AND FEEDBACK FROM EDUCATORS NOT JUST AT THE K-12 LEVEL, BUT THERE ARE HIGHER ED ON THERE, REPRESENTATIVES FROM BUSINESSES, AS WELL AS PARENTS. SO IT'S AN ADVISORY BOARD. THIS STATE BOARD IS SEEKING ADVICE.))
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The V-E-A says it's worried that former state board members, appointed by former Governor George Allen, will push the board back to a more strict set of standards.


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Still to come on the newscast, we'll tell you why family members are digging up new information about notorious Old West Outlaw Jesse James,
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and as a group announces it is bringing a local drive in back to life, we'll see where you can find more information about watching movies under the stars.
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A body exhumed in northern Texas today could be the remains of outlaw Jesse James.
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The man buried in the grave is listed as J. Frank Dalton. The remains are being sent for D-N-A testing. The story is that James died at the hands of a fellow outlaw in Missouri in 1882. But some believe he moved to Granbury, Texas -- changed his name and lived until 1951.
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((BUD HARDCASTLE/ OKLAHOMA HISTORIAN: THE TRUTH IS JESSE JAMES IS BURIED RIGHT BACK HERE. A LOT OF HIS DESCENDANTS ARE HERE. THEY KNOW WHERE HE'S BURIED. THE PEOPLE IN MISSOURI DON'T WANT HIM TO BE BURIED UP THERE, OR DOWN HERE. BUT HE IS AND I THINK THE DNA WILL BEAR THAT OUT.))
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The testing comes at the request of two James descendants. The process is expected to take up to three months.
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Members of the Hull's Angels are well on their way to reviving a Rockbridge County landmark.
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The non-profit group is planning to re-open the Hull's Drive-in theater near Lexington which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The grassroots organization has raised about 20- thousand dollars and members say as long as the donations keep coming in they'll be able to re-open in July.
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The group has raised about 20-thousand dollars but still needs to generate another 55- thousand dollars in donations to keep the drive-in operational and to eventually buy the business.
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If you've never experienced a trip to the drive in, you need to check out our website of the day. Patrick Evans says it's the next best thing.
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(( Despite efforts to save the Hull's Drive In in Lexington, the drive in theater is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
In their peak in the 1950's, there were around five thousand screens across the country. Over the years as property became more expensive and operators found the profits slimmer, that number dwindled to only eight hundred.
But our website of the day refuses to let them go without a fight. The folks at drive in theater-dot-com have an award winning site dedicated to everyone who has ever enjoyed a drive in.
Start your trip through yesteryear in the history section. From there check out the old movie ads to see what was playing in the classic days of the passion pits.
After that, it's time for an intermission and a trip to the snack bar.
If that's enough to whet your appetite for a trip to the drive in check out the list of theaters. You will see that there are still operating theaters in Christiansburg and Abingdon. So plan a trip to your favorite drive in by stopping at our website of the day. But please, before you leave, be sure to put the speaker back on the pole.)) [TAKE PINNACLE PAGE FULL]
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You can get to the website of the day through a link to our page at WDBJ7-DOT-COM.

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Coming up next, Patrick Evans will tell us what the City of Roanoke is doing to help out the mascot of the Sidewalk Art Sale.
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The annual Sidewalk Art Show is coming up this weekend, and "Red Dog", the mascot for the show, is busy getting ready.
In fact, the City itself is helping Red Dog out this year in a very special way as Patrick Evans explains.
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Today on Health Check, the government issues new nutrition guidelines today, but the plan is already receiving criticism.
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[VO] and then following sports, we'll have a couple of stories about people who want to challenge the laws of gravity.
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The federal government today issued yet another set of nutrition guidelines designed to help Americans eat better.

But as Lee Cowan reports, the government is fighting a battle that's more about the bottom line than it is about eating habits.
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(( In a nation consumed by fast food, glitzy ads, and nearly as many DRIVE THROUGHS as DRIVEWAYS -- Americans seem to be ignoring what the government is trying to tell them.

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"I don't think Americans have discipline."
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The Feds issued a new set of dietary guidelines today, but other than helping determine the nutritional content of school lunches, those guildlines have done little to shrink the nation's waistline.

88 percent of Americans don't eat a healthy diet. More than half are considered overweight.

So for the first time since 1969, the government hosted a Food Summit-- and this time is taking a different approach.
Instead of trying to force a change in Americans -- it is trying to force a change in the environment- but it's an up hill battle.

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'We do need resources to communicate these messages ...we need more resources!"

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The food industry spends billions of dollars a year in advertising -- the government only a fraction of that -- some programs getting less than a million a year.

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'This is about more than just getting people to slim down. This is about money. An estimed 120-thousand premature deaths occur every year related to diet -- costing 70 billion dollars.

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And as much as it is a doctor's respondibility to help their patients slim down -- the government hopes America will begin eating its message up -- even without the expensive showmanship. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington. ))

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It stands to reason that kids' eyes need protection from the summer sun just as much as adults. But, are the sunglasses designed for kids doing the job? Peggy Pico shows you what to look for when shading your children's eyes.
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Welcome folks to the post-Memorial Day two minute sports ticker. If your age has been creeping up on you lately - don't worry there is still hope.
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This afternoon Darrell Green and the Washington Redskins agreed to a new contract that will keep him DC and on the field through the year 2005.
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Green, who is now 40 years old, has been a starter for 17 straight seasons with the Redskins. The five year extension is worth $10 million dollars, including a $2 million dollar signing bonus. Green also said today he would be willing to give up his starting position if the Redskins are able to sign Deion Sanders.
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The Roanoke Express held an afternoon news conference today to announce the re-signing of the teams two standout goaltenders. Steve Mason fills in the details with Dave Gagnon and Daniel Berthiaume.
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More from the Express at six, plus we will have highlights from this afternoon's regional high school baseball and softball action, see ya then everybody.

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A British daredevil is recovering after the stunt she was performing went bad.
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Stella Young is a member of England's Dangerous Sports Club and the plan was for her to be catapulted more than 70 feet into the air.
She successfully flew 100 feet into a waiting net, but she bounced out, landing hard on the muddy ground-.
Young was wearing body armour and a rugby helmet for protection, but she still broke her pelvis.
She is expected to be released from the hospital soon. The Dangerous Sports Club pioneered bungee jumping and is well known for its daring stunts.
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Young wasn't the only Brit to challenge gravity.
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Up to three thousand people gathered yesterday to take part in the daredevil sport of cheeserolling.
The ancient annual tradition involves participants racing down a slope chasing a double Gloucester cheese.
Last year ten people suffered scratches and bruises after tumbling down the steep Coopers Hill.
Participants chased an eight pound cheese in four races including one for woman.
Cheeserolling is thought to have its roots in Roman times.
If you are wondering what kind of prize would motivate these people to risk life and limb....the winner gets to keep the cheese.
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