[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Raging wildfires are lighting up the skies across New Mexico and Florida--
Hot, dry, windy weather is expected to make conditions worse.
We'll have an update.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And authorities are still searching for a Pittsylvania county man who apparently drowned in the James River. [ANDREW LIVE]
[ANCHOR=Andrew]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your day with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Wildfires]


Wildfires are still burning across hundreds of acres in Florida and New Mexico, where officials expect the blazes to get bigger.
Dry, windy conditions are matters worse.
And as Terisa Estacio reports, massive evacuations throughout the south and west are becoming all too familiar.


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[SUPER=01-Don Butz/Fire Information Officer; :11]
[SUPER=03-Near Pecos, NM; :21]
[SUPER=01-Rick Denning/Florida Division of Forestry; :34]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Estacio/Reporting; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=Estacio, CBS news,Houston, Texas.]

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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.
Nat Sot break:
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 acres.
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 ))


[11Microsoft]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Microsoft has one last chance today to persuade a federal judge NOT to break up the company.
The government wants to split the company to prevent anti- competitive behavior.
U-S District Judge Thomas Jackson will enter his final ruling today, after Microsoft presents its final arguments.
The Justice Department and 17- states recommend that Microsoft be broken into two companies.
One would own and market the Windows operating systems-- another would control all other company software.

Microsoft says that would be bad for the industry and for consumers.[11Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-13 48:57]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


Authorities have spent two days searching for a Pittsylvania County man who apparently drowned.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Prince George Co.;]


52 year old Benny Krantz of Hurt was last seen floating away on a cooler.
His 29 year old son Wayne Krantz clung to the boat and was rescued.
Searchers have been combing the James River east of Richmond since just after midnight Sunday.
Poor weather conditions and strong tides have made the search difficult.
Authorities say life vests were on board, but neither man was wearing one at the time the boat began to take on water.
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[11Stolbun]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-14 49:36]
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The Commonwealth's Attorney in Martinsville says a man charged with elder neglect of his mother might be on the run to South America.
Peter Stolbun did not show up at his arraignment. He is accused of criminally neglecting 75 year old Elizabeth Stolbun.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


The victim's husband, Paul, is also charged with elder neglect. His arraignment has been continued until next week because he did not have appropriate legal counsel and did not enter a plea.
Last year, Elizabeth Stolbun was found covered in urine, blisters and vomit. Health officials rescued her from her home but she died in the hospital a few days later.
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[11Hull's-Angels]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-10 1:38:10]
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A local group is raising money to re-open a popular Rockbridge County landmark.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


The group, which calls itself Hull's Angels, formed last year to raise money to renovate and reopen Lexington's only drive- in theater.
Since then, the non-profit organization has raised about 20 thousand dollars.
And members say if the donations keep coming in they hope to reopen Hull's Drive- in in July.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's very]

((JANET GORE/HULL'S ANGELS MEMBER: IT'S VERY SPECIAL, I LOVE HISTORY AND THIS IS VERY HISTORIC, I'M NOT THAT OLD, 36, BUT IT'S BEEN HERE FOR A LONG TIME AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Gore/Hull's Angels Member;]
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[OUT Q=can remember.]
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[VO-NAT]


The group says it needs funds for additional renovations, upkeep and monthly bills.
The group is also raising money to eventually buy the business.
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[11Recall]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
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There has been a recall on some hot dogs. The U-S agriculture department says the frankfurters may be contaminated with Listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.

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[TAKE FS GFX]
The "Curtis" and "Beef Master" packages have a "sell-by" date of July third and say "E-S-T 2-6-4-2" inside the federal inspection seal.
If you have any of these hot dogs, you should return them to the store where you bought them.
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[11VEA-SOA]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-15 12:02]
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Virginia's largest teachers' group is urging the State Board of Education to stay flexible on S-O-L scores.
A one month public comment period begins next week, and the board votes in July on what the new test scores will mean for schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


The Virginia Education Association says board members are right to be more lenient 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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[IN Q=This is a big]

((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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[OUT Q=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.


[11Buena-Vista]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-11 1:03:29]
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A one- million dollar grant will soon be put to work in flood prone- Buena (Byoona) Vista.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


FEMA has approved a project that city leaders and residents hope will protect the city from severe flooding.
Plans call for buying 10- homes in flood prone areas and elevating 16- others.
Jim Hudson's home is one of those to be remodeled-- which would allow his family to stay in a neighborhood they've grown to love.
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[in q= My kids]

((MY KIDS ARE USED TO IT, I HAVE A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD... I'D LIKE TO STAY THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Hudson/Homeowner; ]
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[OUT Q= stay there.]
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[VO-NAT]


Federal funds will pick up 75 percent of the one million dollar price tag-- state and local money will pay for the rest.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, eating apples can reduce the risk of stroke.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
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((Information:
AN APPLE A DAY CAN KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY- AND CAN LOWER YOUR RISK OF STROKE.

VT=VO


A REPORT IN THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION FINDS PEOPLE WHO EAT JUST ONE APPLE A DAY CAN MARKEDLY CUT THEIR RISK OF STROKE.
THE MAGIC OF APPLES- A SUBSTANCE CALLED PHENOLIC ACID- WHICH PROTECTS THE BLOOD VESSELS OF THE BRAIN.

VT=VO


NOW- TAKE A DEEP BREATH.. AND LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE.
A REPORT IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION FINDS YOGA- IN THE ORM OF CONTROLLED BREATHING- CAN DROP BLOOD PRESSURE AND KEEP IN DOWN.
AND ACCORDING TO THIS STUDY- ANOTHER NATURAL WAY TO DROP YOUR PRESSURE A FEW POINTS- LISTEN TO SOME CLASSICAL MUSIC EVERY DAY.
ON CAM
CLASSICAL BEING EVERYTHING BUT YOUR KIDS FAVORITE MUSIC- WHICH WILL CAUSE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE TO GO THROUGH THE ROOF.

ALSO TODAY- OREGANO- GOOD STUFF. ADDS FLAVOR TO YOUR FOOD.. AND KILLS GERMS THAT MAY BE LURKING IN YOUR FOOD.

A STUDY FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MICROBIOLOGY FINDS OREGANO- BLACK PEPPER- AND CINNAMON ARE ANTI- BACTERIAL - JUST LIKE CERTAIN SOAPS- EXCEPT THEY TASTE BETTER THAN CERTAIN SOAPS WHEN ADDED AS FLAVORING.

THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES, IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[2-HEADLINES] [Kmc ONLY]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clifton Forge is considering reverting back to town status.
This after high taxes, little room for expansion and a crumbling sewer system.
Some city officials believe Alleghany county could help solve those problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


An epileptic man received a 35- year- prison sentence for killing his pregnant girlfriend last year.
29- year- old Luther Early offered a rambling explanation of HOW the murder happened, but no real reason WHY.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the remains of who MIGHT have been outlaw Jesse James were exhumed from a Texas cemetery. D-N-A tests will prove whether the buried man J- Frank Dalton was ACTUALLY Jesse James.
The testing will likely take about three months.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, May 31st .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[11Clifton-Forge]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=00-]
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High taxes, little to no room for expansion and a crumbling sewer system are just few reason Clifton Forge may become a town. The city has financial problems and by reverting to a town, Alleghany County could help relieve some of the burden. Kate Weidaw reports.

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[SUPER=01-Mac Campbell/Mayor;:16]
[SUPER=01-Eston Burge/Alleghany Co. Administrator;:45]
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((The population in Clifton Forge has been declining over the last ten years. Right now, about 43-hundred people live here. The city's mayor says he wants to improve life for his residents and becoming a town can solve some of the economic problems.

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((MAC CAMPBELL/MAYOR: OUR REVENUES ARE STABLE AND OUR EXPENSES CONTINUE TO GROW WE NEED NEW SCHOOLS, IMPROVEMENTS IN SOME OF OUR INFRASTRUCTURE AND THIS WILL ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN MUCH MORE EASILY.))
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The city needs more than 6 million dollars to build schools and upgrade its aging sewer system -- the only way to raise that money would be to increase taxes. Alleghany County officials say they will be able to take on the city's financial burden if it becomes a town.

[SOT 15:06:20]
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((EASTON BURGE/ALLEGHANY COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE'RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO BE VERY CAUTIOUS AND VERY CONSERVATIVE IN WHAT WE DO IF THE CITY DOES IN FACT REVERT SO WE DON'T PUT A VERY HEAVY BURDEN ON THE NEW JURISDICTION TO GIVE IT A GOOD START.))
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During a public hearing, residents voice mixed feelings about the proposed change.

[SOT 15:20:08]
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((WE'VE LOST OUR DEPARTMENT STORES WE'VE LOST OUR NEWSPAPER, WE'VE LOST OUR THEATRE, WE'VE LOST FOUR NEW CAR DEALERS.))

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[BUTT, BUTT, BUTT]
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((IT'S TIME WE RESTRUCTURE AND COME UP WITH A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS.))
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((THEY ARE NOT TELLING US WHAT IS GOING ON YOU DON'T HAVE A PROJECTED BUDGET STATES FOR WHAT A TOWN WILL BE AND AS A RESULT HOW WILL PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO VOTE.))
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[STANDUP]
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: RESIDENTS WILL HAVE UNTIL THE SPRING TO DECIDE ON HOW TO VOTE. THE PROPOSAL STILL HAS TO GO TO A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE AND A THREE JUDGE PANEL BEFORE VOTERS HAVE THE FINAL SAY. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
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[11Early]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-12 59:20]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A man will serve 35 years in prison for killing his pregnant girlfriend last year.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Luther Early killed the women he loved, along with the unborn baby.
At his sentencing hearing the 29-year old killer offered a long rambling explanation of how it happened... but no real reason WHY.
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[SOT 13:47:29]
[IN Q=Ever since I]

((EVER SINCE I BEEN IN THIS JAIL, IT HURTS ME TO KNOW THAT SHE IS GONE. AND I'D NEVER DO THIS TO HER.))
[SUPER=01-Luther Early/Convicted Murderer]
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[OUT Q=this to her.]
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[V/O-NAT]
With no history of violence- -no prior record, Early is not a typical killer.
He admits to drug and alcohol addiction and has battled epilepsy since childhood.
But the judge said he was puzzled how this man came to kill Dee Turner, stabbing her nine times in the neck.
Judge Jonathan Apgar sentenced him to serve 35 years in prison.
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[11Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=sch/sbu]
[TAPE#=None]
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120 thousand dollars worth of machinery was stolen in Danville. Four teenagers have been charged with the crime.
Police say John Illingtonworth Thomas, Christopher Wade Dabbs, Ray Joseph McDowell and Stephen Gregory Gunnell are charged with grand larceny. They alledgedly stole a backhoe, several lawn movers, a trailer and a dozen other items from James River Equipment and Collie Equipment companies.


[Cuban-Refugee]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


With the national spotlight never too far from Elian Gonzalez, the U-S is seeing more Cuban refugees coming to its shores.
But there's some debate over how the Coast Guard should handle their arrivals.
Randall Pinkston explains.
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[SUPER=04-U. S. Coast Guard-May 24; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ronald Labrec/U. S. Coast Guard; :17 QUICK]
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[SUPER=01-Randall Pinkston/Reporting; 1:02]
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VO 1: IT WAS A SEVEN- HOUR GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE ON THE HIGH SEAS - APPROXIMATELY 45 MILES SOUTH OF KEY WEST. IN A CONFRONTATION WITH CUBAN REFUGEES, THE COAST GUARD SAYS IT WAS FORCED TO USE PEPPER SPRAY AFTER THE REFUGEES LAUNCHED AN ATTACK WITH HOMEMADE WEAPONS.

SOT: USCG:

The migrants are just more dedicated about getting to shore.
VO/2 FOR HOURS, THE CREW IGNORED THE COAST GUARD'S EFFORTS TO STOP THEM... THROWING ROCKS, WRENCHES, NUTS AND BOLTS AT THE COAST GUARD.. ONE REFUGEE WAVED A MACHETE..
THE COAST GUARD VIDEO- TAPED LAST WEDNESDAY'S ENCOUNTER IN PART BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR... WHEN THE COAST GUARD AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT WERE CRITICIZED FOR USING EXCESSIVE FORCE TO PREVENT CUBANS FROM COMING ASHORE.
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FINALLY, IN THIS CASE MORE THAN 7 HOURS, THE CUBANS GAVE UP AND SURRENDERED PEACEFULLY MOST HAD MADE PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS TO ENTER THE U.S. ILLEGALLY. .... ONE SAID THIS WAS HIS 8TH TRY.

SOT: USCG:

They've learned from their past attempts, thet's why they brought the poles to defeat the entanglers, that's why they brought their ammunition
VO/RANDALL S.U.: BY AGREEMENT WITH CUBA... REFUGEES WHO MAKE IT TO SHORE CAN STAY. THOSE CAUGHT BY THE COAST GUARD ON THE HIGH SEAS GO BACK TO HAVANA.. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 12 CAUGHT LAST WEEK BUT IF THE PAST IS AN INDICATOR THEY WILL SURELY TRY AGAIN. RANDALL PINKSTON, C BS NEWS, MIAMI.> . ))

[Jesse-James]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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What could be the remains of outlaw Jesse James were exhumed yesterday from a Texas cemetary.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Granbury, TX;]


D-N-A testing will be conducted on the remains, which are labeled as those of J- Frank Dalton.
The story is that Jesse James died at the hands of a fellow outlaw in Missouri in 18-82.
But some believe he moved to the town of Granbury, changed his name, and lived until 19-51.
Two of James' descendants asked for the D-N-A test to determine if J- Frank Dalton WAS actually Jesse James.
The testing will likely take up to three months.
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[Vinton-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=drowning]



According to published reports a two year old Bedford County girl drowned in a pool at the home of an unlicensed child care provider in Vinton.
The girl was found in a backyard above ground pool yesterday morning by the woman who was keeping children at her home.
Police say the girl's death was accidental. They think the girl opened a secured gate and fell into the pool.
It has not been decided whether charges will be brought against the woman who is not a licensed child care provider.

[2-Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Wildfires]


The sky above parts of New Mexico are filled with smoke as the wildfires rage on--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Pecos, NM;]


This was the scene last night.
At least 15- hundred acres are casualties in the latest round of fires.
No word yet on the cause of the fires, which are centered some 45 miles from the Los Alamos area.
That blaze burned more than 47- thousand acres.
Crews are struggling to contain these fires, but the weather is making that extremely difficult.
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[IN Q=The anticipated..]

((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. ))
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[VO-NAT]


The situation is the same in Florida-- where firefighters say it'll likely get worse before it gets better.
There were reports of 145 new hot spots over the weekend.
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[2-11Recall]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
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Some hot dogs sold in Virginia are being recalled. The U-S agriculture department says the frankfurters may be contaminated with Listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.

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[TAKE FS GFX]
The "Curtis" and "Beef Master" packages have a "sell-by" date of July third and say "E-S-T 2-6-4-2" inside the federal inspection seal.
If you have any of these hot dogs, you should return them to the store where you bought them.
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[6Rainbow-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-05 1:43:38]
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Members of the jury have been sent home two weeks into the re-trial of the Rainbow Family murder case, because the prosecutor became ill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV/1993;]


Jacob Beard is accused of killing Vicki Durian and Nancy Santomero twenty years ago.
The two women were hitchhiking to a Rainbow Family Gathering in Pocahontas County when they were shot and killed.
Convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 1993, Beard was released last year after a judge ordered a new trial.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The re-trial is now under way in Braxton County, West Virginia. The case was delayed yesterday when prosecutor Walt Weiford (WHY-ferd) was taken to the hospital, reportedly suffering from pneumonia.[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]

[Kmc ONLY]
[ANCHOR=kmc]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=kmc]


The Commonwealth's Attorney in Martinsville says a man charged with elder neglect of his mother might be on the run to South America.
Peter Stolbun did not show up at his arraignment. He is accused of criminally neglecting 75 year old Elizabeth Stolbun.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Authorities have spent two days searching for a Pittsylvania County man who apparently drowned in Prince George County.
52 year old Benny Krantz of Hurt was last seen floating away on a cooler.
Searchers have been combing the James River east of Richmond since just after midnight Sunday.
Poor weather conditions and strong tides have made the search difficult.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=KMC]


A one- million dollar grant will soon be put to work in flood prone- Buena (Byoona) Vista.
FEMA has approved a project that city leaders and residents hope will protect the city from severe flooding.
Plans call for buying 10- homes in flood prone areas and elevating 16- others.

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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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