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Coming up on News 7-
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Two major losses in the Entertainment world... American loses an Actor....
and a blues great- passes away.
Plus you could say it's the highway of change.... the I-73 route moves yet again.
Plus a unique way to get rid of locusts...
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News 7 is next.

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((MICHAEL STIVIK/MEATHEAD: BUT IF ANYONE SAYS ANYTHING AGAINST YOU... THEY'RE WRONG! ARCHIE BUNKER: THAT'S RIGHT! THIS IS AMERICA. LAND THAT I LOVE.))
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And America loved Carroll O'Connor.. The Actor best known as Archie Bunker has died.
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Good evening...

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Carroll O'Connor played many roles in his life but his most memorable is that of Archie Bunker... the loud mouthed conservative in the 1970's comedy- All in the Family.
O'Connor died today after suffering a heart attack- Manuel Gallegus has more.
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((KIND OF ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES-- BUT ALWAYS LIKEABLE-- CARROLL O'CONNOR WAS ONE OF THOSE UNMISTAKABLY RECOGNIZABLE ACTORS. IN THE LATE FIFTIES-- AFTER A STRUGGLE, HE--EVENTUALLY MADE IT ON BROADWAY... ... THEN WENT ON TO PLAY IN DOZENS OF FILMS AND TV SHOWS. BUT, FOR GENERATIONS OF AMERICANS, HE WAS ARCHIE BUNKER.
-SOT-ALL IN THE FAMILY

IN REALITY, O'CONNOR WAS NOTHING LIKE ARCHIE. HE DID GROW UP IN QUEENS, BUT IN A WELL TO DO, SOCIALLY TOLERANT HOUSEHOLD. I NEVER HEARD ARCHIE'S KIND OF TALK IN MY OWN FAMILY, HE ONCE SAID. STILL, THE LANDMARK SHOW MADE HIM A STAR--AND EARNED HIM FOUR EMMIES. IN THE LATE EIGHTIES, O'CONNOR CAME BACK TO TV IN THE POLICE DRAMA -- IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. AND HE CONTINUED TO ACT-- DESPITE HEALTH PROBLEMS INCLUDING BYPASS SURGERY. BUT, IT WAS IN 95 WHEN HE FACED HIS MOST DIFFICULT PERSONAL TRAGEDY--HIS ONLY SON KILLED HIMSELF, AFTER A LONG BOUT WITH DRUG ADDICTION. O'CONNOR TURNED HIS GRIEF INTO A CRUSADE AGAINST DRUG ABUSE, AND AGAINST THE MAN WHO SUPPLIED DRUGS TO HIS SON. NAT SND CARROLL O'CONNOR'S DEATH WAS SUDDEN. HE COLLAPSED AT HIS DOCTORS OFFICE, AND DIED IN THE HOSPITAL WITH HIS WIFE OF FIFTY YEARS, NANCY, BY HIS SIDE. HE WAS 76. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

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And another loss in the entertainment world.. this time from the world of blues.
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((BLUE IN THE ... BLUE IN THE MORNING TOO.))
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Hall of Fame blues-man John Lee Hooker passed away at home in San Francisco.
Hookers career lasted over six decades.. he recorded more than 100 albums including his first hit Boogie Chillin in 1948.
He had hits in the 60's with songs like Boom Boom and Dimples.. and his "I'm in the Mood became a hit in 1951 and then again nearly 40 years later when he recorded it with Bonnie Raitt.
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((THE FEEL AND THE LYRICS MAKE SO MUCH SENSE.. ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE GO THROUGH. THAT'S WHAT THE BLUES IS ALL ABOUT. MUSIC.. MUSIC MUSIC.))
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John Lee Hooker was known as the Hook and the Boogie man... He died of natural causes at age 83.
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[I-73]


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Martinsville and Henry County have moved an Interstate. After heavy
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lobbying by the city and county, the Commonwealth Transportation Board rescinded its May 17th decision on where the interstate will go.
The board promptly adopted a new route, farther east of Martinsville- that doesn't take the path of the existing routes 58 and 220 south of the city.
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((BEN HUMPHREYS/COMMONWEALTH TRANS. BOARD: I REALIZE THAT IT IS UNUSUAL FOR THIS BOARD TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS SUCH AS THE ONE I AM GOING TO RECOMMEND. HOWEVER IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.))
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((SID CLOWER/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE HAD CONCERNS AS IT PROCEEDED THROUGH SOME OF THE DENSELY POPULATED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES ABOUT THE IMPACT ON THOSE COMMUNITIES. WE HAD A CONCERN ABOUT IT GOING THROUGH A WATER TREATMENT PLANT, RAW WATER INTAKE WHICH WAS ANOTHER ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE.))
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The board voted unanimously for the change.
It's the route Martinsville and Henry County wanted all along.
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But for residents who thought their home was safe from the interstate, today's news was disappointing.
Meanwhile in Southeast Roanoke- residents want to take Henry County's lead and have the route through the city changed too. [***I-73 MB GRAPHIC***]
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Kate Weidaw was out tonight talking to residents in both Henry County and Roanoke.
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Jean, because of this new development in Henry County, Southeast Roanoke residents are going to be putting the pressure on Roanoke City Council to go before the Transportation Board to do the same.
But the new changes to the interstate in Henry County have left some residents confused and sad.
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((As Nancy and Leslie Martin sit on the porch of the home they built 50 years ago, they think about the news of interstate 73 taking their home.

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((NANCY MARTIN: IT'S A GOOD THING BUT I HATE FOR PEOPLE TO THINK I HAVE TO MOVE LOSS MY HOUSE I'VE LIVED IN FOR A LONG TIME.))
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The Martin's weren't in the path of interstate 73 until the Transportation Board decided to change the route so the Shannon Hills and Farmingdale subdivisions as well as the Marrowbone Water Treatment Plant could be avoided.

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((RUTH EGGLESTON: I WOULD SAY IT'S A GOOD THING TO SAVE THE HOMES BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE WORKED HARD FOR WHAT THEY GOT.))


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Ruth Eggleston's home will now be taken by the interstate but she's trying to look at the positive side of the changes.
But the changes have motivated Southeast Roanoke residents fighting the interstate. Danny Donahue and his neighbor on Rosewalk Lane are trying to put together a mass mailer.

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((DANNY DONAHUE: I THINK WE WILL BE APPROACHING CITY COUNCIL IF HENRY COUNTY CAN DO IT OUR CITY COUNCIL CAN DO IT FOR US.))
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Roanoke City Council sent a letter on June 4-th to the Transportation Board saying it was "extremely disappointed to learn of the decision to route this roadway through the southeast area of the City". But some residents aren't anticipating council's letter will prompt changes.

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((MARK PETERSON/SOUTHEAST ACTION FORUM PRES.: THE ONLY OPTION TO PROTECT ROANOKE'S NEIGHBORHOOD WOULD BE AN UPGRADE TO 220 AND 581.))
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However that plan is not an option the Transportation Board is looking at at this time. When I talked to Roanoke City Council member Nelson Harris today he told me he believes members of council will be going to Richmond to try and reroute the interstate.
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The body was found in a barrel in Philpott lake Monday. Now Henry County authorities say they want to question a man who disappeared Tuesday.. one day after Ether Adean Smith's body was discovered.
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They're looking for 39-year-old Timothy Wayne Willis of Hardy.
He was due back at the Franklin County jail from a work release job Tuesday, but never returned.
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The Henry County Sheriff says Willis is NOT a suspect at this time in Smith's death.
He's described as a "known acquaintance" of the Martinsville woman.
Smith's body was found at the bottom of Philpott Lake, inside a sealed metal drum with two gun shot wounds to the head.
She vanished 12 years ago.
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The Alleghany Highlands got a big boost from the Commonwealth this evening.
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Governor Jim Gilmore designated Alleghany County, Covington, and Clifton Forge as an enterprise zone. That means the area can offer tax incentives and interest free loans to spur economic growth and downtown revitalization.
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((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE - WE HOPE MANUFACTURING JOBS WILL COME IN. WE WANT JOBS WITH GOOD PAY AND BENEFITS. WE WANT TO HELP REVITALIZE THIS AREA, AND AN ENTERPRISE ZONE DOES THAT. WE WANT TO GIVE THE AREA THE TOOLS TO ATTRACT NEW BUSINESS.))
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Gilmore said Southside Virginia is a good example of what an enterprise zone can do for a community, and the designation can help communities diversify their businesses.
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Vaughan Furniture says the second quarter of 2001 was tougher than expected.
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The Galax company says continued weak demand for residential furniture caused it to cutback its hours for almost the entire quarter.
Vaughan says a strong rebound in consumer confidence will be necessary to turn things around.
Despite the bleak report, Vaughan says its factories are running well and are poised for greater efficiency.
The company hopes its launch of five new furniture collections will help with a second half upswing.
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Yesterday his wife said she killed their five children.
Next on News 7, hear Russell Yates' side of the story.
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Today, a rare act of nature... only a ring of light could be seen as the moon covered the sun over Africa.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office with an up close look at tonight's wild and woolly stick horse races. Tom Hagan says he getting his kicks at UVa. The Steam's Big Johnson talks about playing multiple roles. This family has been hanging out with the horses for 30 years.

And Shaquille O'Neal says its time to make some real money tonight on the Big 7.))[CHILDREN-DEAD]


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His five children were killed... and his wife is in jail for the crime.. but tonight Russell Yates says he loves his wife.
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((MY WIFE I'M SUPPORTIVE OF.
Russell Yates told reporters his wife suffered from post partum depression-
Yates says she was doing fine.. but then recently her father died and that sent her spiralling down.
He said she called him yesterday and he knew something was wrong. I SAID WHAT' S WRONG AND SHE SAID YOU NEED TO COME HOME. I SAID IS ANYONE HURT AND SHE SAID YES AND I SAID WHO AND SHE SAID THE CHILDREN AND SHE SAID ALL OF THEM. .MY HEART JUST SUNK YA KNOW.
Yates five children were all dead-.. drowned.
Andrea Yates admitted she killed them.
Pictures show four smiling boys.. and one infant daughter.... YESTERDAY IT'S HARD FOR ME. I DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS.. WHY DID SHE DO THIS BUT I'VE GOT TO REMEMBER SHE WASN'T HERSEFLL.. SHE WASN'T THINKING RATIONALLY. ANDREA IF YOU SEE THIS I LOVE YOU.))
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Andrea Yates could face charges of capital murder for the crimes.

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A man who killed three people and injured another while driving drunk last fall has been sent to prison for 24 years.
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Maurice McKinley Toller (TOE-ler) was sentenced today on three counts of involuntary manslaughter for the October 27th crash that killed Ramona Woodruff, her son and another child.
Toller's blood- alcohol content was point-1-five when his car crossed the center line and hit Woodruff's vehicle head-on.
Toller's attorney argued his client has an I-Q of 53 and the mental capacity of a 9- year- old child.
He plans to appeal.
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Jimmy Kibble, former punter for the Hokies, pled guilty to four misdemeanor charges today.
23-year old Kibble was an assistant football coach at Osburn Park High School. He admitted to having inappropriate consensual sexual contact with two 16-year-old students.
He was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
He will be sentenced on July 13-th, and could serve up to 4 years.

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Buena Vista is getting ready for the first bell inside the new Parry McCluer High School, and the building will have a personal touch...
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For the past three years, students in the advanced cabinet making classes have been building the future of their school... constructing nearly every trophy case, table, and cabinet for the new Parry McCluer High School. The school's principal says this effort how hard working the community is.
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School officials say they are on track to have the school ready for classes on August 27-th.
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This year's budget blow has museums and cultural institutions scrambling.
So how would the two men running to replace Jim Gilmore handle the situation?
Find out when News 7 returns.
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And they may look cute and cuddley, but these ducks are actually specially trained killing machines.
We'll explain why a little later.
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November's election was on the minds of museum and cultural leaders.
Today, they met to share survival plans... and think about next year.
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The group heard from both candidates for governor today that how the state handles their funding will change.
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((MARK WARNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IF I GET HIRED FOR THIS JOB, YOU'RE GONNA SEE A LOT OF CULTURAL CHANGES TAKE PLACE, BUT YOU KNOW, THIS SYSTEM BASED ON THE CLOUT OF AN INDIVIDUAL LEGISLATOR DOESN'T WORK.))
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((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: PART OF THE ANSWER, AS I SAID, MAY BE IN FOCUSING MORE ON HAVING WHAT THE STATE DOES GO TOWARD CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR THESE VARIOUS AGENCIES, AND NOT TOWARD OPERATING EXPENSES.))
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Both Warner and Earley agree that some means of evaluating how the museums spend the money should be set up.
And Warner suggests a lump sum be handed out regionally, so museum budget decisions could be made more locally.
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On July first, many of Virginia's museums and cultural centers get "zeroed out" of the state budget-- victims of this year's first-ever budget impasse.

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Thousands gathered in Africa to greet the first solar eclipse of the millennium.
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Tourists and residents stood "side by side" to watch an amazing display of nature.
The "ring of fire" lasted three minutes and 14-seconds.
Zambia has declared a national holiday for the phenomenon.
A Solar eclipse only comes around once every year and a half.
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - could Beamer Ball be making a splash in Baton Rouge? A Friday Football Extra player of the week hooks up with UVa. We'll meet the Steam's offensive machine and check on the stick horses at the show.
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But first in tonight's Extra Point - As if Shaquille O'Neal didn't have enough money, today he launched his brand new line of sports watches with global timepiece manufacturer SWATCH. O'Neal also plans to introduce a Dunkman line of apparel to be distributed by Starter and sold through Wal-Mart and other chains. The moderately priced Dunkman line will go on sale this winter. Now is the time to get the watches.
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The Hokies could be back in Louisiana for some regular season action against LSU if a proposed home and home series get worked out between the two schools.
News 7 Sports has leaned that the games would take place in 2002 and 2004. LSU is currently under contract to play BYU on those dates, but Brigham Young's new coach wants out of the games. At this time nothing is final, but if negotiations are completed it will make the first time ever that Tech and LSU have played in football. LSU head coach Nick Saban is a West Virginia native.

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One of the valley's most versatile athletes is taking his game to UVa. Former Friday Football Extra player of the week and Cave Spring rising senior Tom Hagan has accepted a full scholarship to play football at the University of Virginia.
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Hagan will punt for the Cavaliers. He was all state last season averaging 43.5 yards a punt. Hagan also kicks off and registered 24 touchbacks out of a possible 36 tries. He also caught six touchdown passes as a receiver and made seven interceptions from his defensive back position.
Hagan made his official visit to UVa yesterday and chose the Wahoos over Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee and Maryland.
Hagan, who is six foot two and 185 pounds, is also planning to play baseball at Virginia. He will officially sign with UVa in February on national signing day.
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The Steam is getting ready for one of those "put up or shut up" games when the team heads down to Huntsville, Alabama, to take on the poisonous Tennessee Valley Vipers on Saturday night.
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Roanoke will be looking for some big plays from Roy Johnson. Johnson is 10th in the league in rushing with 114 yards on 20 attempts. He's crossed the goal line for four touchdowns.
Coach Steven Jerry, played many positions in his own Arena football career. Johnson's versatility reminds Coach Jerry of himself.
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The former Hampton star has a victory as Steam quarterback, but he's made his biggest contribution to the team when TAKING hand-offs.
Coach Jerry says he can always count on Johnson for a big play.
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The Steam returns home on June 29th hosting the Augusta Stallions.

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The Roanoke Valley Horse Show competition took a short break yesterday evening to enjoy some very special riders.


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The newly named "stick horse stampede" took center stage or should we say center ring at the Salem Civic Center for 15 minutes of fun. Youngsters sported some very creative cowboy and cowgirl threads as they paraded around for fans. Everyone is a winner in this division. Each rider receives a blue ribbon and a Roanoke Valley Horse Show poster in what has turned out to be the most popular class of the entire show.
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[S-Family]


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The Roanoke Valley Horse show is celebrating it's 30th anniversary this week. A lot has happened inside the stables in those three decades, and this morning Roy Stanley met a family that has seen it all.
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((While many stables were showing their horses in the arena, The Shiflet family of Asheboro, North Carolina was taking a break at their barn. The same corner barn they've occupied for 30 years at the Roanoke Valley Horse show.)) ((CLAUDE SHIFLET/TRAINER:)) ((Claude has passed the business down to his son Harrison, who in turn has guided his son Matthew into horses as well.


That gives the Shiflet's, who specialize in the American Saddle Breed, three generations of horse trainers.
And so far this week, the family has collected five blue ribbons.)) ((HARRISON SHIFLET/TRAINER:)) ((MATTHEW SHIFLET/TRAINER:)) ((Matthew is the rider in the family. But before its over it will be up to him to continue the family business.)) ((MATTHEW:)) ((ROY STANLEY:))
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Farmers in China are desperate to get rid of swarms of locusts.
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[SUPER=03-Zhengzhou, China]


The insects are destroying thousands of acres of rice and wheat... so authorities have sent in a special squad to combat the problem.
Thousands of young ducks have been flown in to eat the locusts and their eggs.
Each "duck soldier" can consume up to a pound of locusts a day.
Experts tried pesticides but believe that the ducks are more cost-effective and environmentally safe. (------------)