[Wildfires]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


The powerful wildfires now cover more than 23- thousand acres in New Mexico, and are threatening a city's main watershed.
Terisa Estacio has the latest on the struggle to put out the blaze.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Near Pecos, NM; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Mott/U.S. Forest Service; :26 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=Terisa Estacio, CBS news, Houston.]
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((CORRESPONDENT SCRIPT))

(LOCATOR: NEAR PECOS, NM)


Wildfires continued to burn in northern New Mexico, sending columns of white smoke spiraling into the sky, marking the miles long path of charred devastation.

sot up from news chopper: I'm literally stunned by what I'm seeing this

morning..
Television news crews took to the air to view the thousands of acres of ashen forest and watched as firefighters battled to save as much woodland as possible.

SOT: Tom Mott, U.S. Forest Service

Right now we can't get out in front of the fire, it's far too hazardous and too dangerous.

sotup : police tells woman to turn around 13:17:43


The Pecos River Canyon is a popular destination for campers, hikers, and hunters. Cabin owners and vacationers evacuated.
The fire is burning towards the main watershed for Las Vegas, New Mexico, upping the urgency for control.

SOT: Tom Mott, U.S. Fire Service

We're hoping that we can get out in front of this and protect the drinking water supply for the city of Las Vegas.
Wildfires have scorched parts of Arizona, California, Colorado and Utah. Hot, dry weather has left huge sections of the western United States vulnerable. The cause of this latest New Mexico fire is under investigation. Terisa Estacio, CBS News, Houston, ))


[11Halifax-murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Another murder in Southside. Halifax County authorities think it's the result of a domestic dispute.
56-year old Henry Lionel Link of South Boston was shot to death.
His wife Mary Link called deputies and stated someone had been shot and she needed a deputy.
That's when officers found Link dead in his home.
Authorities seized several firearms. Charges are pending.



[11Rainbow-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-05 1:43:38]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


The man convicted of The Rainbow Family murders that happened two decades ago has been acquitted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV/1993]


7 years ago Jacob Beard was sentenced to life in prison for the shooting deaths of two hitchhikers on their way to a Rainbow Family Gathering in Pocahontas County.
But yesterday a West Virginia jury found Beard INNOCENT.
He was released from jail last year after a death row inmate in Missouri confessed to killing Vicki Durian and Nancy Santomero.
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[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=None]


Beard says he plans to head home to Florida, and spend time with his family.



[11Freeman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-05 1:44:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Danville man has been found guilty of using underage girls in pornographic material.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


25-year old Roger Donovan Freeman faced eight different counts including child pornography, sodomy and statutory rape of a 14-year old girl.
The defendant pled not guilty to those charges during his trial.
Prosecutors entered about two dozen photographs that included Freeman and two minors.
Some of them were nude pictures of the defendant in different acts.
Shortly after closing arguments, Judge James Ingram convicted Freeman.
His sentencing is scheduled for June 29th.
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[11-29-Fatality]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Danville truck driver was killed in accident on Route 29.
An Albemarle County official says 40-year-old Terry Grasty was trapped in his burning Dollar-General rig after another truck rear-ended him at an intersection.
No word yet on whether the driver who hit Grasty will face charges.

[Adoption-Law]


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


Adoptees and their birth parents are closely watching an Oregan law that's now in effect.
It allows adoptive children to get their original birth certificates.
As Lisa Hughes tells us, the law might be seen as a MIXED blessing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Portland, OR; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kristina Wise/Adoptee; :10]
[SUPER=01-Frank Hunsaker/Attorney; :42]
[SUPER=01-William Pierce/National Council for Adoption; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=Lisa Hughes, CBS News, Washington DCTERMS.]

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((CORRESPONDENT SCRIPT))

(LOCATOR: PORTLAND, OR)


More than 2-thousand Oregon adoptees have filed requests for their birth records. Like Kristina Wisethey are hoping to learn about the parents who gave them up.
Super: Kristina Wise/Adoptee I JUST BE AMAZED TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AT SOMEBODY WHO MIGHT LOOK LIKE ME. 14
Oregons new adoption records law gives anyone over 21 access to their original birth certificate. 20

quick sot, WERE ALL EXCITED. 23


Bobbi Endicott hopes to learn her late husbands parents names-and whether his health problems were hereditary. But for all the excitement about the law, theres also staunch opposition. Frank Hunsaker is the attorney for six birth mothers who spent two years fighting the law in court. 38
Super: Frank Hunsaker/Attorney OPENS UP WOUNDS. DISCLOSES INFORMATION THEY WERE TOLD WOULD NOT BE DISCLOSED WITHOUT THEIR CONTENT. 45
But birth mothers who dont to be contacted can make that clear on this form that will go to the adoptee along with the birth certificate. A mother who doesnt want to be contacted still has to provide her health history.

SOT: 13:03:43 THESE ARE BETRAYALS. 1:03


William Pierce founded the National Council for Adoption. Hes says the Oregon law breaks a promise of privacy made to women years ago and that its sponsors now want to open records elsewhere 1:12
Super: William Pierce/National Council for Adoption 13:16:00 YOU GO ON THEIR WEBSITES, YOU WILL FIND A FUNDRAISING THING CALLED, WHOSE NEXT. THEY ARE TARGETING OTHER STATES. 1:17
Super: Lisa Hughes/Washington
SOT: 13:38:23 BIRTH PARENTS WHO DONT WANT ADOPTION RECORDS OPENED MAY

BE INCREASINGLY PESSIMISTIC ABOUT THEIR ODDS IN COURT. THREE YEARS AGO, SUPREME COURT JUSTICES REFUSED TO EVEN REVIEW TENNESSEE'S NEW ADOPTION LAW. AND TUESDAY, JUSTICE OCONNOR REJECTED A LAST-MINUTE EFFORT TO DELAY THE LAW IN OREGON. LISA HUGHES, CBS NEWS. WASHINGTON. 1;36
))

[Serial-Killer]


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


An accused serial killer in Washington has pleaded innocent to the fatal shootings of eight women.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Spokane, WA;]


Robert Lee Yates, Junior entered the pleas to eight counts of first- degree murder-- stemming from the killings of Spokane prostitutes in 19-97 and 19-98.
Yates also pleaded innocent to SINGLE counts of first- degree attempted murder and first- degree robbery from an assault on another woman who survived an attack in 19-98.
He's been serving time in the county jail since his arrest April 18th.
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[11ACLU-Park-Arrests]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The American Civil Liberties Union has joined a Roanoke case challenging Virginia's centuries-old sodomy law.
The ACLU says if the sodomy law is not struck down by Virginia's Court of Appeals, it should at least NOT apply to private consensual sex between adults.
The ACLU has filed a friend-of-the court brief in the case of a group of defendants arrested in Wasena park.
Virginia's sodomy statute prohibits oral and anal sex.

[Bacterial-Outbreak]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



An outbreak of the shigellosis bacterial infection has hit the Roanoke and Bedford areas, affecting 51 people since May tenth.
Shigellosis strikes the intestinal tract and can cause severe diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Other symptoms include headaches and abdominal cramps. The disease is usually spread by children who don't wash their hands properly after using the bathroom. Health officials in the area say no food handlers have been affected so far.

[Health-Check]


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


In other medical news, if you suffer from Crohns disease there are two things that can help.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM THERE'S A VERY IMPORTANT STUDY FOR PEOPLE WITH CROHNS DISEASE.. THATS DISORDER WHERE THE BODYS OWN IMMUNE SYSTEM ATTACKS THE INTESTINES- CAUSING PAIN, BLEEDING, AND PROBLEMS ABSORBING NUTRIENTS. WELL A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FINDS TWO THINGS CAN REALLY HELP PEOPLE WITH CROHNS- ONE: A HIGH PROTEIN DIET TWO- INJECTIONS OF HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE. IN A STUDY- 75% OF PEOPLE WITH HARD TO TREAT CROHNS HAD THEIR DISEASE GO INTO REMISSION WITH THIS REGIMEN.
ON CAM ALSO TODAY- EVER HEARD OF A GROUP OF ANTIBIOTICS CALLED THE QUINOLONES? BEEN AROUND FOR ABOUT A DECADE- USE THEM FOR BLADDER INFECTION, BRONCHITIS, AND SKIN INFECTIONS- AND THEY TEND TO BE VERY SAFE. EXCEPT THEY MAY NOT BE A GOOD FOR YOUR TENDONS. A STUDY IN THE SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL REPORTS PEOPLE ON QUINOLONES ARE AT RISK FOR HAVING A TENDON RUPTURE- LIKE AN ACHILLES TENDON- UP TO SIX MONTHS AFTER TAKING THE ANTIBIOTIC COMMON QUINOLONES INCLUDE
GRFX CIPRO FLOXIN LEVAQUIN MAXIQIN NOROXIN
ON CAM YOU MIGHT ASK YOUR DOCTOR TO CONSIDER A DIFFERENT ANTIBIOTIC IF YOU ARE A VERY ACTIVE PERSON

VT=VO

AND FINALLY- IF YOU WOMAN OVER 40- WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR LAST MAMMOGRAM- AND WHEN'S YOUR NEXT ONE? A NEW SURVEY SHOWS ONE IN THREE WOMEN FORGET TO SCHEDULE THEIR ANNUAL MAMMOGRAM- EVEN THOUGH MOST KNOW THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE ONE DONE EVERY YEAR. WRITE YOURSELF A NOTE, CIRCLE YOUR CALENDAR- TIE A STRING AROUND YOUR FINGER- DONT FORGET THE TEST THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.
ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES, IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


(ad lib to weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Kmc/afr]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=kmc]


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


Los Angeles authorities believe the target in the fatal shooting of the police chief's grand- daughter has GANG connections.
20- year- old Lori Gonzalez was murdered as she pulled away from a fast- food restaurant Sunday night.
Her passenger, the believed target, managed to duck from the bullets.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Authorities have found the body of a Pittsylvania County man who was missing for a few days.
The body of 52 year old Benny Krantz was found on the beach near Tarr Bay on the James River.
Authorities had a hard time finding Krantz because of poor weather conditions and strong tides.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And Vinton police are continuing to question people in connection with the drowning death of a toddler.
Two year old Hailey Wilson was being cared for by a baby-sitter when she drowned in the woman's pool.
Investigators say they hope to figureout how the child wandered off and got past a secured gate.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, June first. .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Cuban-Boy]


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


The future of six- year- old Elian Gonzalez will likely be determined today.
A federal appeals court in Atlanta will issue a ruling on Elian's request for asylum.
But police in Miami say they're not expecting any trouble on the streets.
In anticipation of today's ruling, demonstrators are gathered outside the former home of Elian's Miami relatives.
That's where Elian lived for five months before the federal raid in April that reunited him with his father.[LA-

Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHICmurder investigation=]


The investigation into the murder of the Los Angeles Police Chief's grand- daughter is focusing on the passenger in her car-- who is said to have gang affiliations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Authorities say he was the apparent target in the attack and has a felony record.
Police sources say the Sunday night shooting that killed 20- year- old Lori Gonzalez may have been connected to an earlier gang- related incident.
Gonzalez was shot as she drove out of the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant.
Family members say she was a hard worker who cared about others.
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[SOT 3:03:06 ]
[IN Q=She was ]

((LINDSEY GONZALEZ/LORI'S STEP- SISTER: SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL. SHE HELD DOWN TWO JOBS, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS AMAZING. SHE BOUGHT HER OWN CAR. SHE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR EVERYONE. SHE WORKED AT OUR CHURCH.))
[SUPER=01-Lindsey Gonzalez/Lori's Step-Sister;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=at our church.]
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[VO-NAT]


Last night, friends and family members gathered to remember Gonzalez with a candlelight vigil, not far from the restaurant where she died.
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[11Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-10 1:40:06]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Three Roanoke city jail inmates may be among the prosecution witnesses next week, when a Roanoke man faces trial on charges of arson and murder.
Yesterday, defense attorneys went to court seeking more information on the inmates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 18, 1998;]


Brian Eugene Jackson is charged with the Church Avenue rooming house fire that killed six people in May of 1998.

He was in court yesterday, as his attorney asked for more information on jailhouse witnesses who may claim that Jackson made incriminating statements while in custody.
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[SOT 55:37]
[IN Q=We decided]

((CHRIS KOWALCZUK/JACKSON'S ATTORNEY: WE DECIDED THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING WHO THESE PEOPLE WERE, THEIR CRIMINAL RECORDS, WHAT THEIR MOTIVATIONS ARE, WHY THESE JAILHOUSE SNITCHES ARE SUDDENLY COMING FORWARD IF IT'S SUDDEN.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Kowalczuk/Jackson's Attorney; ]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=if it's sudden.]
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[ANCHOR=KIM]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Prosecutors have agreed to provide more information, once it is clear the inmates will actually testify. Jackson's trial is scheduled to begin on Monday.



[11West]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-08 1:36:18]
[GRAPHIC=Dennis West]


Dennis West served less than ten years for killing his wife. He could have gone back to prison, if the assault charge had held up in court. It did not.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Shona Reynolds filed the assault and battery warrant against West three days after he fired her.
The two worked at Holiday Inn Express on Gainsboro Road where West is the assistant manager.
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[SOT 12:34:50]
[IN Q=I said, well]

((I SAID, "WELL, SHONA, YOU'RE GOING TO BE FIRED, BECAUSE OF CUSSING. I CANNOT ALLOW AN EMPLOYEE TO CUSS A SUPERVISOR OR ANOTHER EMPLOYEE."))
[SUPER=01-Dennis West/Assault Suspect]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=or another employee.]
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[V/O-NAT]
She denied cussing at West... insisting, instead, that West grabbed her in the course of firing her.
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[SOT 12:09]
[IN Q=and he yelled]

((AND HE YELLED AT ME. HE SAID YOU'RE FIRED. WHEN HE DID THAT HE REACHED OVER A GRABBED ME BY MY ARM.))
[SUPER=01-Shona Reynolds/Complaining Witness]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=by my arm.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Judge Jackie (Ta-Leh-vi) Talevi was concerned that it took Reynolds three days to file a complaint with the magistrate. In this conflict between his account and hers, the judge decided the case was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
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[11Truckers-Rest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-19]
[GRAPHIC=Truck Safety]


Truck drivers may be spending less time on the road. A new proposal may require drivers to have 12 hours of rest a day verse the 8 that are require now. The Department of Transportation feels sleepy drivers are causing to many accidents. Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Over 60 Fleetmaster]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Liniel Gregory/Fleetmaster Express;:15]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Brock/Truck Driver;:48]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Weitzman/Driver;1:01]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:08]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Roanoke Co.]


((Over 60 Fleetmaster Express trucks ship products like tires, paper, and beverages to places across the country. But if truckers end up being required to spend more time off the road, the company says there will be some changes ON the road.
[SOT 5:54:49]
[INQ=]

((LINIEL GREGORY: WE THINK WE WOULD HAVE TO ADD ON TRUCKS AND DRIVERS AND RIGHT NOW THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF DRIVERS WE WOULD HAVE TO INCREASE THE EXPENSE OF BUYING NEW EQUIPMENT SO WE COULD HAVE MORE TRUCKS OUT ON THE ROAD.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]


And the increase in cost could end up coming out of the consumer's pocket. But the Department of Transportation says safety on the nation's highways needs to come first. Truckers say increasing their rest period will only lead them to drive faster to make deadlines.

[SOT 6:06:20]
[INQ=]

((JIMMY BROCK: WE GOT TO MANY CUSTOMERS NOW WE'RE STILL RUNNING LATE ON JUST RUNNING 10 HOURS. TWELVE HOURS ON 12 HOURS OFF THAT CUTTING MORE TIME WE CAN RUN.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Some folks feel 12 hours of rest sounds just right.

[SOT 6:03:32]
[INQ=]

((MICHELLE WEITZMAN: I THINK THEY DRIVE FASTER THAN THEY SHOULD BE PROBABLY BECAUSE THEY 'RE ON THE ROAD TO MUCH SO IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE THEM ON THE ROAD LESS.))
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[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((EVEN THOUGH TRUCKERS SAY LESS TIME ON THE ROAD AMOUNTS TO MORE PROBLEMS THE CURRENT RULE THEY FOLLOW IS 60 YEARS OLD.
THAT'S WHY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS IT MAY BE TIME FOR A CHANGE.))
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[RUNS=]

))






[11JOBS]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-11 1:06:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Employers are still being choosy with who they hire despite a tightening job market.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


XPEDX is an international paper company that encourages its future employees to intern for them first.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= I think that]

((DANIELLE YARBER: I THINK THAT ANYONE WHO HAS HAD AN INTERNSHIP WHILE THEY WERE IN COLLEGE AND HAS HAD THE WORK EXPERIENCE SETS THEMSELVES APART AS THEY GO INTO THE LABOR POOL.))
[SUPER=01-Danielle Yarber/XPEDX Vice-President]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q= into the labor pool.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hollins University has internship partnerships with 150 companies in the area.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= Roanoke]

((EVELYN BRADSHAW: ROANOKE HAS A VERY STRONG HIDDEN JOB MARKET, AND REALLY IT'S ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW NOT WHAT YOU KNOW NECESSARILY.))
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Bradshaw/Hollins Career Development]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q= you know neccessarily.]
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[anchor=Kim]
[graphic=None]


85% of Hollins grads have done at least one internship prior to graduation.

[Columbine]


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


The ballistics report from the Columbine High School shootings is missing a key item.
Released yesterday, the report does not include a weapon fired by a police officer at the scene.
That has one parent wondering if there's a cover- up.
Rick Sallinger reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Jefferson Co., CO; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rick Sallinger/Reporting; :49]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=Sallinger, CBS News, Jefferson Co., Colorado]

((
--PKG--
--tag- SO WHY WASN'T THE SHOTGUN ADDED TO THE BALLISTICS REPORT?..12 OFFICERS FIRED..12. SO WHY WASN'T THE SHOTGUN ADDED TO THE BALLISTICS REPORT?..12 OFFICERS THE TESTING OF THE LAKEWOOD OFFICER'S SHOTGUN WAS DONE AFTER THE REPORT WAS WRITTEN.
TRACK:
THE CBI BALLISTICS REPORT OF WHAT HAPPEND AT COLUMBINE DOESN'T QUITE JIVE WIT THE SHERIFF'S INVESTIGATION. 7
THE REPORT OF THE INVESTIGATION CLEARLY STATES 12 OFFICERS FIRED THEIR WEAPONS.
BUT THE BALLISTICS REPORT LISTS TESTS ON ONLY 11 WEAPONS..ONE IS MISSING.
BRIAN ROHRBOUGH WHOSE SON DANIEL WAS KILLED AT COLUMBINE FEELS THE DISCREPANCY POINTS TO THE POSSIBILITY SOMETHING IS BEING HIDDEN.
HE CLAIMS IN A LAWSUIT THAT A SHERIFF'S DEPUTY'S BULLET KILLED HIS SON.
BUT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THE MISSING GUN HAS BEEN ACCOUNTED FOR. IT WAS A SHOTGUN FIRED BY A LAKEWOOD SWAT OFFICER.
THAT DEPARTMENT SAYS IT WAS FIRED FOUR TIMES AT TWO DIFFERENT DOOR LOCKS AT THE SCHOOL.
THE OFFICER GAVE THAT INFORMATION THE DAY OF THE SHOOTING BUT WAS NOT ASKED TO TURN OVER HIS WEAPON.
TWO SHELLS WERE UNACCOUNTED FOR DURING THE CBI LAB TESTING AND IT WAS AUGUST 9TH THE OFFICER TURNED IN HIS SHOTGUN..MORE THAN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE SHOOTING.
THE BALLISTICS REPORT ALSO NOTES TWO ENVELOPES THAT WERE LISTED AS CONTAINING EVIDENCE BUT CAME TO THE CBI EMPTY.
Supers: Jefferson County, Colorado ))

[11Drowning]


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

A missing Pittsylvania County man who was last seen floating away on a cooler on the James River has been found.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Prince George Co./Monday;]


The body 52 year old Benny Krantz of Hurt was found on the beach near Tarr Bay about a half mile east of Benjamin Harrison Bridge on the James River. People walking by found him around 5 o'clock yesterday.
Authorities had a hard time finding Krantz because of poor weather conditions and strong tides. Krantz's body has been taken to the medical examiners office in Richmond.
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[11Vinton-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-13 50:31]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Vinton police are continuing to question people in connection with the drowning death of a toddler.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


Two year old Hailey Wilson was being cared for by a baby-sitter when she drowned in the woman's pool Tuesday morning.
Police say the caretaker, Leni (Whitt-meyer) Whitmire, discovered the child and attempted C-P-R.
Investigators say they're continuing to conduct interviews in hopes of figuring out how the child wandered off and got past a secured gate leading to the pool.
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[SOT 03:32:06]
[IN Q=That's the ]

((THAT'S THE QUESTION THAT WE DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER FOR, FOR SURE, THAT WE'LL DETERMINE IN THE DAYS TO COME, THAT WE'LL DEFINITELY FIND OUT HOW THE CHILD ENTERED THE POOL.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. M. A. Vaught/Vinton Police Department;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=the pool.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators say Whitmire was caring for six children and was NOT licensed to do so by the state.
Police say they won't decide if charges will be filed until they consult with the Commonwealth's attorney once their investigation is complete.
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[11Kroger-Hannaford]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo/sbu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Kroger]


Kroger is expanding in Virginia.
It's purchasing 20 Hannaford supermarkets in the Richmond and Tidewater areas.
Kroger currently operates 44 stores in Virginia. They will become part of the Mid-Atlantic division, based in Roanoke.


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Afr]
[ANCHOR=kmc]


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


Halifax County authorities are investigating a murder. They think it's the result of a domestic dispute.
56-year old Henry Lionel Link of South Boston was shot to death.
His wife Mary Link called deputies and stated someone had been shot and she needed a deputy. Charges are pending.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The man convicted of The Rainbow Family murders that happened two decades ago has been acquitted.
7 years ago Jacob Beard was sentenced to life in prison for the shooting deaths of two hitchhikers on their way to a Rainbow Family Gathering in Pocahontas County.
But yesterday a West Virginia jury found Beard INNOCENT.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=kmc]


A Danville man has been found guilty of using underage girls in pornographic material.
25-year old Roger Donovan Freeman faced eight different counts including child pornography, sodomy and statutory rape of a 14-year old girl.
His sentencing is scheduled for June 29th.

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