!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/loose.dtd"> WDBJ 7 morning news for 08/31/00


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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Federal investigators will spend the day looking for what caused a small plane to go down in Lexington, killing two people.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And we'll have excerpts from the taped interview of John and Patsy Ramsey.
At one point, the prosecutor threatens to walk out.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


All that straight ahead on News 7 Mornin.

[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-37]
[GRAPHIC=PLANE CRASH]


Today federal investigators are expected to begin sorting through the wreckage of yesterday afternoon's plane crash in downtown Lexington.
A pilot and passenger were killed but no one on the ground was seriously injured when the plane nose dived around five thirty.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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[SUPER=01-Danny Hamilton/Witness; :00]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Yesterday; :10]
[SUPER=01-Mike Hamilton/Virginia State Police; :20]
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((DANNY HAMILTON/WITNESS: WE HEARD A NOISE LIKE A PLANE IN TROUBLE AND IT JUST MADE A SPUTTERING NOISE AND ALL OF SUDDEN IT JUST, YOU HEARD A BOOM.))
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Danny Hamilton is one of several people who witnessed the accident.
State police say the 1959 piper style plane apparently began experiencing problems as it approached Lexington.
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((MIKE HAMILTON/STATE POLICE: AS FAR AS WE CAN TELL HERE IT CAME OVER VMI, CIRCLED AND IT JUST BROKE UP, FROM THE REPORTS WE HAVE THE PLANE WAS DISINTEGRATING IN AIR.))
[OUT Q= in air.]


Authorities say the plane left debris in the city and the county.
Witnesses say one of the victims may have tried to jump from the plane or fell out... when the plane was approximately 400 feet in the air.
They say he was also clutching a duffle bag and died instantly when he fell to the pavement on a city street.
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((MIKE HAMILTON/STATE POLICE: IN MY 14 YEARS OF BEING A STATE TROOPER THIS IS UNREAL.))
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[OUT Q= is unreal.]


State police say the other victim was found inside the plane... the bulk of the wreckage which landed between the Visitors Center and some Washington and Lee fraternities.
The engine of the plane was lodged some three to four feet inside a concrete sidewalk.
Authorities say they don't know where the plane originated.
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((MIKE HAMILTON/STATE POLICE: WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE IT LEFT FROM BUT IT STOPPED IN MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA ENROUTE TO DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA SOMEWHERE IN FLIGHT IT CHANGED DESTINATIONS TO COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA.))
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Authorities say they found two wallets they believe belonged to the victims but have not released any names or ages.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Lexington.))


[Neighbors-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#00-34 23:54]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]

Debris from the plane covered an area a mile wide. Neighbors found everything from wings of the plane to passengers' belongings in their yards. Tina Tenret talked to some people whose homes are covered in clues.
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[SUPER=01-Lisa Fry/Witness; :14]
[SUPER=01-David Clark/Firefighter; :36]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Roberts/Lexington Resident; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:09]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Lexington]


[Ramsey]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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John and Patsy Ramsey's attorney has released a videotape of excerpts from the couple's interviews with prosecutors.
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[VO-NAT]
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Special prosecutor Michael Kane and six other investigators from Boulder, Colorado questioned the Ramseys for two days about the death of their daughter, JonBenet.
In one clip on the videotape, Kane nearly walks out of the meeting during a heated exchange with Ramsey attorney Lin Wood.
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((MICHAEL KANE/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: YOU KNOW, MR. WOOD. THIS IS A SHAM. LIN WOOD/RAMSEY ATTORNEY: NO IT'S NOT. KANE: THIS IS A BIG PUBLICITY STUNT ON YOUR PART. YOU WANT TO GO OUT THERE AND SAY, "MY CLIENTS ANSWERED EVERY QUESTION."
WELL, DON'T SAY THAT. YOU'RE NOT LETTING YOUR CLIENT ANSWER THIS QUESTION. LIN WOOD: MR. KANE, SIT DOWN.))
[SUPER=02-Michael Kane/Special Prosecutor;]
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[OUT Q=Mr. Kane, sit down.]
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Wood says he released the tapes to show that Kane was overzealous during his questioning.
He says he also wanted to counter a police statement that implied the Ramseys were less than cooperative.
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[11Tech-Parking]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC17:12]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Football]

There will be some parking changes for the rest of the Virginia Tech football season due to Sunday's storms.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Monday]


The western part of Lot Nine was damaged by the torrential rain and fans trying to leave the game.
That lot will be closed for the rest of the season.
The eastern half of the lot will stay open and can fit 400 cars on a first-come first served basis.
Tech officials encourage "lot nine pass-holders" to use the B-lot on Price's Fork Road-- that lot is paved.
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[11Hiker-Found]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC30:12]
[GRAPHIC=Machail Sharov]

A missing hiker who got lost on the Appalachian Trail walked over 30 miles to the airport to hop a plane to Georgia.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

(Mick-Ale Sha-rove) Machail Sharov, who's been described as an experienced hiker, says he took a wrong turn on the Appalachian Trail. His parents and search parties from all over the area were scouting the woods, but Sharov's goal was to get back to the Army on time.
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[SOT 15:42:25]
[IN Q=I know I have]

((MICHAEL SHAROV/HIKER: I KNOW I HAVE TO BE IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA TONIGHT SO I JUST WENT UP HERE AS FAST AS I COULD. HOW DID YOU GET HERE? I WALKED. YOU WALKED TO THE AIRPORT? YEAH. WHY DIDN'T YOU CALL YOUR PARENTS? I'M NOT SURE. I TRIED TO FIND A PHONE BUT THERE WEREN'T TOO MANY PHONES ALONG THE HIGHWAY. I DIDN'T SEE ANY. I'M SORRY.))
[SUPER=01-Machail Sharov/Hiker;]
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[OUT Q=I'm Sorry.]
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[VO-NAT]

Sharov flew back to Georgia last night.
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[11Missing-Hiker]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC1:17:15]
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A lot of manpower, time and money were spent trying to locate Sharov (Shuh-ROVE).
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[VO-NAT]
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Law enforcement teams and about 70 search and rescue workers from three states scoured the mountains-
They spent 24 hours roaming four counties.
The news that Sharov turned up safe after his four-day, 35-mile hike brought searchers more relief than resentment.
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((JOHN O'SHEA/RESCUE WORKER: WE HAD A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION ... WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE EXCITING IF WE DROVE HIM OUT OF THE WOODS ON AN ATV ... BUT WE FOUND HIM.))
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[OUT Q=we found him.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities have no estimates on the cost of the search as of yet.
They say Sharov can't really be held accountable because he did NOT know all the panic he caused.
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[Wildfires]


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


Nearly 700- thousand acres are still burning in Montana, but a rainy forecast may extinguish some worries.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montana;]


Temperatures are cooler, winds are lighter, and there's finally a possibility of rain.
Firefighting efforts in Montana alone are costing more than 141- million dollars.
The Governor has asked that his state be declared a federal disaster area, to free- up more federal money.
He estimates the wildfires are costing Montana businesses as much as three- million dollars a day.
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[11Curtis]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:04:40]
[GRAPHIC=Marilyn Curtis]



A former Roanoke City School Board member and longtime funeral home director has died.
Marilyn Curtis was 74.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Curtis was active in the Roanoke PTA before she joined the School Board in 1988. She served nine years.
Curtis was also well- known as a principal in the Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. She was the first female President of the Virginia Morticians Association, and held leadership positions in a long list of business, civic and community groups.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, Osteoporosis is not just a woman's disease...men are also at risk.
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: ON CAM THINK OF OSTEOPOROSIS AND YOU USUALLY THINK OF WOMEN- BUT MEN CAN GET THIS BONE THINNING DISEASE AS WELL. IN FACT, OUT OF THE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WITH OSTEOPOROSIS- ONE IN 5 ARE MEN. - RISK FACTORS FOR OSTEOPOROSIS IN MEN INCLUDE:
GRFX SMOKING DRINKING LACK OF EXERCISE THIN BODY BUILD
ON CAM MEN WITH THESE RISK FACTORS SHOULD PERHAPS BE SCREENED FOR THIN BONES- JUST LIKE WOMEN- SO THEY CAN BE TREATED. A NEW STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FINDS A DRUG THAT THICKENS BONES- FOSAMAX- WORKS JUST AS WELL IN MEN AS IT DOES IN WOMEN.

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ALSO TODAY- VIAGRA- SINCE ITS HIT THE MARKET SALES HAVE GONE THROUGH THE ROOF- A VERY POPULAR MEDICATION. BUT LIKE ALL MEDICATIONS IT CAN HAVE SIDE EFFECTS. SO HOW ABOUT SOMETHING NATURAL TO HELP WITH SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION - AND IM NOT TALKING HERBS HERE. IM TALKING ABOUT EXERCISE. A NEW STUDY OF MORE THAN 600 MEN SHOWS THE BEST PREVENTION- AND TREATMENT FOR PROBLEMS IS A WORKOUT. THE JOURNAL UROLOGY REPORTS MEN OVER THE AGE OF 40 WHO EXERCISE REGULARLY HAD HALF THE RATE OF IMPOTENCE COMPARED TO COUCH POTATOES.
ON CAM FINALLY TODAY- YOU GO GET A PRESCRIPTION AND YOURE TOLD- "TAKE THIS EXACTLY AS DIRECTED" WELL- EVER WONDER HOW GOOD WE DOCTORS ARE AT "TAKING A PRESCRIPTION EXACTLY AS DIRECTED" NOT- SO -GOOD. A STUDY IN THE SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL SHOWS ABOUT 25% OF DOCTORS DONT DO WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING MEDICATION, THEY MISS DOSES- STOP PRESCRIPTIONS TOO SOON- DONT FOLLOW ROUTINE INSTRUCTIONS. SHAME ON US. THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M DR. DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Two people are dead after a small plane crashed in downtown Lexington--
Today federal investigators will take on the grim task of sifting through the scattered debris, searching for clues.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


The incumbent is now the underdog in the U-S Senate race.
A new poll shows George Allen is leading Senator Chuck Robb by eight points among likely voters.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a happy ending to the missing hiker story--
(Mick-Ale) (Sha-rove) of Blacksburg turns up safe and sound at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, August 31st .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Today federal investigators are expected to begin sifting through the scattered debris of yesterday afternoon's plane crash in Lexington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Yesterday;]


State police say a pilot and passenger were killed when the 1959 piper style plane nose dived in downtown Lexington.
Witnesses say one of the victim's either jumped or fell out of the plane and died instantly.
The other victim died moments later when the plane crashed on nearby Washington Street.
Witnesses say the plane appeared to be losing parts in the air as it approached the city.
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[IN Q=We heard]

((DANNY HAMILTON/WITNESS: WE HEARD A NOISE LIKE A PLANE IN TROUBLE AND IT JUST MADE A SPUTTERING NOISE AND ALL OF SUDDEN IT JUST, YOU HEARD A BOOM.))
[SUPER=01-Danny Hamilton/Witness;]
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[OUT Q=heard a boom.]
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[VO-NAT]


State police say the plane had just made a stop in Martinsburg, West Virginia and was headed for South Carolina but do not know where it originally took off from.
Authorities did recover two wallets but have not released any names.
No one on the ground was seriously injured.
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[2-Neighbors-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#00-34 23:54]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Around the crash site, neighbors found everything from wings of the plane to passengers' belongings in their yards.

Tina Tenret has that part of the story.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Fry/Witness; :14]
[SUPER=01-David Clark/Firefighter; :36]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Roberts/Lexington Resident; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:09]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Lexington]


[Clinton]


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


President Clinton's trip to Colombia was the first by an American President since George Bush visited a decade ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cartagena, Colombia;]


After a closed- door meeting, Clinton and Colombian President Andres Pastrana hosted a news conference together.
The meeting was designed to seal a one-point, three- BILLION- dollar aid package to bolster anti- drug battalions in Colombia's military.
Speaking on Colombian T-V, Clinton noted that Pastrana is also working to make peace with the rebels.
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[SOT 3:05:20]
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((I REJECT THE IDEA THAT WE MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN SUPPORTING PEACE OR FIGHTING DRUGS. WE CAN DO BOTH. INDEED, TO SUCCEED, WE MUST DO BOTH.))
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, local police arrested at least two people after finding explosive materials, not far from where the two leaders met.
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[11Senate-Race]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC32:14]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


A new poll on the Senate race shows George Allen up by eight points among likely voters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Charlottesville;]


At a campaign stop yesterday in Charlottesville, Chuck Robb attributed his underdog status to the fact that Allen had been governor more recently -- which he considers a higher profile position in the eyes of Virginia voters.
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[IN Q=I'm not]

((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/(D) U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I'M NOT INTIMIDATED. I HAVEN'T BEEN INTIMIDATED FROM THE BEGINNING. BUT, HAVING SAID THAT, I'VE ACKNOWLEDGED FROM THE VERY OUTSET THAT THIS WAS GOING TO BE A TOUGH CAMPAIGN. I TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED. I'M NOT TAKING ANYTHING FOR GRANTED NOW. I'M GOING TO FIGHT HARD. MY MESSAGE IS JUST BEGINNING TO REACH THE PUBLIC CONSCIOUSNESS, AND IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME.))
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[VO-NAT]


A spokesman for Allen says his campaign is encouraged by the poll.
But Press Secretary Tim Murtaugh says Robb's held statewide office for two decades in Virginia, and by now, voters should be familiar with him.
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[TALENT=Shannon]
[SS=None]


The Washington Post poll shows Robb leading only in southwest and northern Virginia.

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


A rainy forecast is welcome news to those battling the wildfires in Montana.
The National Weather Service says the rain should put a dent in the drought that's made this the worst fire season in a-half century.
State disaster officials say the cost of fighting the fires has topped 141- million dollars.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Montana;]
[SUPER=01-Tom Kuntz/Red Lodge Fire Chief;]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=Manuel Gallegus, CBS News.]

((
IT IS THE WORST FIRE SEASON IN OVER FIFTY YEARS-- IN MONTANA ALONE NEARLY 700-THOUSAND ACRES ARE STILL BURNING.
BUT NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE MONTHS, THERE IS SOME OPTIMISM BROUGHT ON BY COOLER TEMPERATURES, LIGHTER WINDS AND POSSIBLE RAIN OR SNOW.

-SOT-TOM KUNTZ, RED LODGE RURAL FIRE CHIEF

'if we get snow which is possible for us this time of year, the fire will go out. If we continue to have hot dry weather, the fire could grow rapidly.
31 LARGE FIRES ARE BURNING AROUND MONTANA. THE BIGGEST IS MORE THAN 250-THOUSAND ACRES IN THE SCENIC BITTEROOT VALLEY.
OVERWHELMED, THE GOVERNOR ASKED THAT HIS STATE BE DECLARED A FEDERAL DISASTER AREA, TO FREE-UP MORE FEDERAL MONEY. THE GOVERNOR ESTIMATES THE FIRES ARE COSTING MONTANA BUSINESSES THREE MILLION DOLLARS A DAY.
STATEWIDE, MORE THAN 11-THOUSAND FIREFIGHTERS ARE ON THE FIRELINES, INCLUDING MILITARY PERSONNEL.

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SO FAR THIS YEAR, MOSTLY IN THE WEST, OVER 6 MILLION ACRES HAVE BURNED. IT WILL TAKE A CHANGE OF SEASON TO GIVE FIREFIGHTERS THE CHANCE TO CATCH-UP. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS.
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[2-11Hiker-Found]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC30:12]
[GRAPHIC=Machail Sharov]

A missing hiker who got lost on the Appalachian Trail was found safe and sound at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
(Mick-Ale Sha-rove) Machail Sharov walked over 30 miles in order to catch a plane to Georgia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Sharov who's been described as an experienced hiker, says he took a wrong turn on the Appalachian Trail. His parents and search parties from all over the area were scouting the woods, but Sharov's goal was to get back to the Army on time.
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[SOT 15:42:25]
[IN Q=I know I have]

((MICHAEL SHAROV/HIKER: I KNOW I HAVE TO BE IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA TONIGHT SO I JUST WENT UP HERE AS FAST AS I COULD. HOW DID YOU GET HERE? I WALKED. YOU WALKED TO THE AIRPORT? YEAH. WHY DIDN'T YOU CALL YOUR PARENTS? I'M NOT SURE. I TRIED TO FIND A PHONE BUT THERE WEREN'T TOO MANY PHONES ALONG THE HIGHWAY. I DIDN'T SEE ANY. I'M SORRY.))
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[OUT Q=I'm Sorry.]
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[VO-NAT]

Sharov flew back to Georgia last night.
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[11Burket]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Russel Burket]


The man who murdered a Virginia Beach woman and her five year old daughter has been executed.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Russel Burket died by injection at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt last night.
Asked if he had a final statement, Burket shook his head and said nothing.
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[11Reform-Party]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC12:13]
[GRAPHIC=Reform PArty]


It's still unclear who will represent the Reform Party of America on the presidential ballot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Supporters of Pat Buchanan and John (Hay-glin) Hagelin squared off in Lynchburg's federal court yesterday.. both men claim to be the party's legitimate nominee.
But a judge decided he had no authority to prevent one side from representing itself as the Reform Party candidate, so the battle will now shift to a STATE court.
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[SOT 6:05:46 #2//11:00:26 #1]
[IN Q=We're going to]

((PAT CHOATE/BUCHANAN SUPPORTER: WE'RE GOING TO HEAR THIS THING OUT. THEY RAN A FAUX CONVENTION AND STATE COURT WILL PUT ON OUR WITNESSES, WE'LL PUT THEM UNDER OATH AND WE'LL GET IT SETTLED THERE.)) ((JIM MANGIA/HAGELIN SUPPORTER: I THINK THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT WE'RE THE REFORM PARTY, WE'RE THE REAL REFORM PARTY, WE'RE THE FOUNDERS OF THE REFORM PARTY AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE INTIMIDATED BY PAT BUCHANAN OR HIS HACKS.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Choate/Buchanan Supporter; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Mangia/Hagelin Supporter; :10]
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[OUT Q=or his hacks.]
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[VO-NAT]


The legitimate party candidate will be eligible for more than twelve million dollars in federal campaign funds.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Today federal investigators are expected to begin sifting through the scattered debris of yesterday afternoon's plane crash in Lexington.
State police say a pilot and passenger were killed when the 1959 piper style plane nose dived in downtown Lexington.
No one on the ground was seriously injured.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

A missing hiker who says he got lost on the Appalachian Trail turned up at the Roanoke Regional Airport yesterday preparing to board a flight to Georgia.
(Mick-Ale Sha-rove) Machail Sharov hiked 35 miles to the airport so he could get back to the Army on time.
Meanwhile, Search and Rescue teams spent 24 hours roaming four counties looking for Sharov.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Marilyn Curtis, a former Roanoke City School Board member and longtime funeral home director has died at the age of 74.
Curtis was active in the Roanoke PTA before she joined the School Board in 1988
Curtis was also well- known as a principal in the Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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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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