Coming up on News 7--
An 18- year- veteran of the U-S Forest Service is in federal court today, accused of igniting the largest Wildfire in Colorado's history.
Closer to home, a forest fire is still burning in Rockbridge County and Roanoke city could face mandatory water restrictions.
Sunny and dry across the region....will we see any rain...I'll have your forecast.....
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Residents of the City of Roanoke could face MANDATORY water restrictions as early as tomorrow.
The dry weather once again has caused the city's water reservior to drop.
The water level at Carvin's Cove is currently 25 point 9 feet below the spillway and is dropping at least a tenth of a foot each day.
City officials say mandatory water restrictions could kick in, as early as tomorrow.
That would ban all outdoor watering in the city.
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((MIKE McEVOY/DIRECTOR OF UTILITIES: WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO ISSUE FINES IF WE HAVE TO BUT SO FAR WE HAVEN'T. EVERYBODY HAS BEEN COOPERATIVE AND MOST OF THE TIME ITS PEOPLE NOT REALIZING THE REQUIREMENTS THAT WE'RE ASKING FOR.))
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Residents in Roanoke are already helping to conserve.
McEvoy says city residents are using a million gallons less of water than they did this past winter.
Rain could solve more problems than the drought.
The forest fire in the James River Face Wilderness in Rockbridge County is still burning strong.
In fact, it doubled in size in just one day.
Lightning started the fire nearly two weeks ago in the Devil's Marbleyard.
Since then the blaze has consumed more than 11-hundred acres of wilderness.
As Justin McLeod tells us, it could take several more weeks to put out.
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[SUPER=01-Gary Freeman/Helicopter Pilot; :25]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beum/U.S. Forest Service; :44 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-William Gordon/Firefighter; :58 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Gary Bowman/Homeowner; 1:28]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Rockbridge County]
((((NAT SOUND OF FIRE FROM FILE TAPE;))
It is an impressive fire whether you're up close or from a distance.
But to understand the magnitude of this fire, you need to head to the skies.
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((SOLIM GARCIA/HELICOPTER PILOT: WE'RE PRETTY MUCH THEIR EYES IN THE SKY.))
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((NAT SOUND OF HELICOPTER TAKING OFF))
Four helicopters are constantly working this fire.
Some drop water on the flames, others have a more important role.
[IN Q=We get an aerial]
((GARY FREEMAN/HELICOPTER PILOT: WE GET AN AERIAL VIEW, WE GET THE WHOLE PICTURE. ON THE GROUND THEY ARE JUST SEEING ONE SMALL PIECE AND WE CAN DIRECT THEM.))
[OUT Q=direct them]
On the ground there are nearly two hundred firefighters from all over the country.
Not only do they have trouble seeing the fire, they sometimes find it difficult just to get to the flames.
[IN Q=A lot of those guys]
((FRANK BEUM/U.S. FOREST SERVICE: A LOT OF THOSE GUYS HAVE BEEN HIKING TWO OR THREE HOURS JUST TO GET TO WHERE THEY NEED TO BE BEFORE THEY START BUILDING THE LINE.))
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Mother nature is providing very little help.
High winds and low humidity are making a difficult fire that much more difficult to extinguish.
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((WILLIAM GORDON/FIREFIGHTER: IT'D BE NICE ABOUT 2 TO 3 WEEKS OF STRAIGHT RAIN WOULD BE REALLY NICE TO HELP US OUT.))
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THIS FIRE HAS BEEN BURNING FOR NEARLY TWO WEEKS NOW. IT IS A FIRE CREWS HOPE TO GET COMPLETELY CONTAINED BY WEDNESDAY. AND WHEN IT IS ALL SAID AND DONE MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND ACRES WILL HAVE GONE UP IN FLAMES.))
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((NAT SOUND OF SOMETHING))
It could be weeks before the fire is completely under control.
Two nearby homes remain threatened by the fire, but a bulldozed fire line is expected to keep them safe.
[IN Q=I was nervous]
((GARY BOWMAN/HOMEOWNER: I WAS NERVOUS EARLIER IN THE WEEK BUT THIS WEEKEND HASN'T BEEN TOO BAD AND TALKING TO THEM THEY'RE REASSURED ME EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE FINE.))
[OUT Q=to be fine]
But it won't be completely fine until much needed rain arrives to alleviate the fire danger for good.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Rockbridge County.))
The biggest wildfire in Colorado's history is now being blamed on a U-S Forest Service officer.
Terry Barton was trying to burn a letter from her estranged husband when her campfire got out of control.
Now she's facing charges that could put her behind bars for a long time.
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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[OUT Q=Miller, CBS News.]
THIS SMALL FIRE RING IN THE PIKE NATIONAL FOREST IS WHERE THE LARGEST
WILDFIRE IN COLORADO'S HISTORY ALLEGEDLY BEGAN. TERRY BARTON, A U.S.
FORESTRY TECHNICIAN, IS IN FEDERAL COURT TODAY...ACCUSED OF ACCIDENTALLY
STARTING THE BLAZE BY BURNING A LETTER FROM HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND.
UNIDENTIFIED U.S. FORESTRY SPOKESWOMAN
"SOMETHING MUST HAVE COME UP..."
THE VETERAN FORESTRY EMPLOYEE WAS CREDITED WITH FIRST DISCOVERING THE
FIRE, BUT INVESTIGATORS
SAY THERE'S NO WAY SHE COULD HAVE SMELLED SMOKE FROM THE POSITION SHE
FIRST REPORTED FROM.... AND FORENSIC EVIDENCE FOUND AT THE FIRE RING
DIDN'T MATCH HER STORY.
SOT: JOHN SUTHERS/U.S. ATTORNEY, DISTRICT OF COLORADO
"THEY WENT BACK TO HER AND CONFRONTED HER WITH THAT INFORMATION AND
SATURDAY, SHE CONFESSED THAT SHE IN FACT STARTED THE FIRE."
(NATZ OF FIRE)
MORE THAN 100 THOUSAND ACRES HAVE ALREADY BEEN SCORCHED AND THE FIRE IS
STILL BURNING. OFFICIALS SAY THEY MADE PROGRESS OVER THE WEEKEND BY
DIGGING LINES AROUND ABOUT HALF OF THE MASSIVE WILDFIRE. BUT SOME 400
HOMEOWNERS COULD SOON BE ADDED TO THE LIST OF EVACUEES THAT ALREADY
TOTALS MORE THAN 5000 RESIDENTS. ANGRY PEOPLE....WHO ARE STUNNED THAT
THE BLAZE WAS STARTED BY ONE OF THEIR OWN....
"IT'S DISGUSTING, SHE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER IN THE FIRST PLACE."
"IT'S SICK AND ESPECIALLY THE FACT THAT'S SHE'S PART OF THE FOREST
SERVICE, MAKES IT EVEN WORSE."
The remains of three U-S soldiers killed in the crash of a special operations aircraft in Afghanistan have arrived in Germany.
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Later, the bodies will be transported to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
The fatal crash happened last Wednesday in southeastern Afghanistan.
The victims included two members of the U-S Air Force and an Army Sergeant.
More than 30 U-S troops have been killed in accidents or in direct combat in Afghanistan in support of the war on terrorism.
Attorneys for John Walker Lindh are in an Alexandria courtroom today, asking a federal judge to dismiss the case against the American Taliban.
They say that Lindh cannot get a fair trial so close to the Pentagon.
The fairness question is among several constitutional issues that Lindh's attorneys are raising.
The U-S military captured Lindh in Afghanistan back in January.
He's charged with aiding the Taliban and conspiring to kill Americans.
But Lindh's attorneys say he was just a soldier fighting the Northern Alliance.
They claim he never fought Americans.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Father's Day ends sadly for one family,
Also we will see why 30 years after the break in at the Watergate hotel, there are still just as many questions as answers.
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Father's Day turned tragic for an Ohio family--
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Divers and rescue crews spent hours yesterday searching for the bodies of a father and son, who are believed to have drowned in a lake.
The father reportedly jumped into the 58- hundred- acre lake after noticing that his son was struggling to stay afloat.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the infamous Watergate break-in that eventually brought down Richard Nixon's Presidency.
Thalia Assuras takes us back to the scene of the crime.
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[SUPER=01-John Barrett/Former Police Officer; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Thalia Assuras/CBS News; 1:20]
[SUPER=04-"All the President's Men"; 1:43 quick!!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Ronald Kessler/Author; 1:52]
[OUT Q=Assuras, CBS News, Washington.]
(montage: I did not know about ...cancer on the presidency...I am not a
crook...'72 elex... effective immediately, I resign)
(pan from wgate to Thalia and John walking) we pull up there right
there, park get out of the cars, walk up to the front steps//and the
rest is history"
narr: IT BEGAN (LATE ON A SATURDAY NIGHT) WHEN NOW-RETIRED POLICE
OFFICER JOHN BARRETT RESPONDED TO WHAT SEEMED LIKE A TYPICAL CALL.
T: where was it that you found the burglars
JB: All the way in the back corner of that building on that floor//I
think they retreated back there hearing us coming, trapped like rats and
they couldn't get out.//
STANDUP: Right across the street from the watergate, here on the 7th
floor of this building was the surveillance command center. That night
the burglars' look out stood here, watching the police
T: So would you ever have imagined just walking into that building
that you would be unraveling.. a presidency?
JB: No.. sure didn't ... just thought we were going to do a normal
arrest, lock up some hooligans who were ransacking an office.
AT THE TIME, NOBODY COULD HAVE GUESSED THAT THE BUNGLED BREAK-IN WOULD
LEAD TO THE DOWNFALL OF A PRESIDENT ... BUT SOME THOUGHT THERE WAS MORE
TO THE STORY.
J: they had several cameras, they had probably 90 rolls of film//
(b-roll of evidence) It was written all over it that it was not a
AMONG THE SKEPTICAL WERE WASHINGTON POST (still) REPORTERS BOB WOODWARD
AND CARL BERNSTEIN WHOSE DIGGING UNCOVERED THE NOW INFAMOUS PLOT... (DNC
hq) THE BUGGING OF THE WATERGATE OFFICES OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ... THE
TRAIL LED ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE...
(Nixon on phone)
AND THEIR MYSTERIOUS INFORMANT, DEEP THROAT, PORTRAYED HERE IN "ALL THE
T: Why is there still such a fascination with Deep Throat?
R: Well, um, I think that people like conspiracies, and this sort of
creates a conspiratorial atmosphere about the whole Watergate matter..
that it somehow might have all originated from one source, and we still
don't know who he is, and of course he has this sexy name
(Nixon goodbye on helicopter)
(sot: JB (off cam): I was thinking this might be a big case... as it
turns out it was.)
TTA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
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Coming up a little later in our newscast, we'll have some practical advice for people re-entering the dating scene after losing a loved one,
But first we will tell you why American soccer fans thought this morning's World Cup match WAS something to lose sleep over.
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A lot of Americans lost some sleep last night as they watched the U-S Soccer Team advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
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The U-S beat Mexico 2-to-nothing early this morning to advance past the second round for the first time since 19-30.
The first goal was scored here on this play--
In the 8th minute of the first half, Brian McBride hangs back and gets a foot on the ball to make 1-to-nothing U-S.
Then in the 65th minute of the second half-- Eddie Lewis crosses it to Landon Donovan who gets a head on it and the United States beats Mexico.
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[IN Q=The U.S. with what makeshift]
((NAT SOUND OF COMMENTATORS TALKING ABOUT THE U.S WIN.))
[OUT Q=quarterfinals against Germany]
In Brian McBride's hometown... fans stayed up late to catch a glimpse of the local hero's skills on the field.
Thousands of cheering fans gathered at Crew Stadium to watch the World Cup game on televisions in the stands and a tent.
[IN Q=yeah, first time since]
((UNIDENTIFIED FAN: YEAH, FIRST TIME SINCE 1930. YOU KNOW I GREW UP AS A KID WATCHING WORLD CUP AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS FROM THE USA FOR SO LONG, IT'S A THRILL FOR ME.))
[OUT Q=it's a thrill for me]
The U-S plays Germany in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Love-- the SECOND time around.
It's something that author Ted Wentworth knows a lot about.
After 22 years of marriage, Ted lost his wife to cancer.
It took a couple of years, but he was able to fall in love again.
He joins us this afternoon along with his second wife Diana, to talk about a book he's written.
Good afternoon to you both.
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[SUPER=01-Diana Wentworth/Ted's Wife;]
(Ted, I like the title of your book, "Build a Better Spouse Trap".... how were you able to turn your painful experienc
e into something so helpful to others?)
(Do you think that widows and widowers are the "forgotten" members of the dating pool?)
(Diana, This book is also designed for pretty much anyone looking for a mate-- how have you incorporated modern element
s like Internet dating?)
(You also have a section on how to have a "healthy argument"-- briefly describe how that works...)
Thanks for joining us today, Ted.
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Coming up after the break-- Tiger Woods has a few bad strokes and the competition edges into the leader board at the U-S Open...
And we'll see why yesterday's 400 mile NASCAR event turned into a three lap shootout.
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Two bad holes almost cost Tiger Woods a victory at the U-S Open.
Woods bogeyed his first two holes yesterday- opening the door for challengers Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickelson to edge in on the leader.
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Mickelson got to within two shots at two under par, thanks to birdies at eleven and twelve.
Then rain forced the suspension of play for nearly 45 minutes.
Tiger didn't show any ill effects of the interruption.
At thirteen, he gives it a great roll but comes up just short on the eagle try.
A tap in birdie got him to 5-under.
Tiger had it under control at 18.
The approach is a safe play to the middle of the green.
Despite making bogey on two of the final three holes, Tiger Woods wins his 8th major and 2nd U.S. Open by three shots.
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Roush Racing is making a comeback with 3 of its 10 drivers in the top 10 of the Winston Cup points standings.
And yesterday's race at Michigan was no exception...
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Dale Jarrett was on the pole for the race.
John Andretti brought out the day's first caution at lap 99, when he puts the Cheerios car in the fence.
Andretti finished 23rd.
It was a long day for Ward Burton as well.
Ward blew an engine and limped home 42nd.
Matt Kenseth had the lead with under ten laps to go when Elliott Sadler brought out the 4th and final caution flag.
Kenseth then had to hold off a hard- charging Jarrett. Kenseth wins just by a nose.
Matt Kenseth leads 7 Fords in the top 10, and wins his third race this season.
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[OUT Q=get back here."]
[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
[WIPE TO MOTION!!!!!!]
[SUPER=0106-1. Matt Kenseth//2. Dale Jarrett//3. Ryan Newman//4. Michael Waltrip//5. Jeff Gordon//;]
[SUPER=0106-6. Johnny Benson//7. Rusty Wallace//8. Ricky Rudd//9. Mark Martin//10. Kurt Busch//;]
[SUPER=0106-11. Bill Elliott//12. Kyle Petty//13. Dave Blaney//14. Jimmie Johnson//15. Ricky Craven//;]
[SUPER=0106-16. Tony Stewart//17. Hut Stricklin//18. Jeff Green//19. Geoffrey Bodine//20. Jeff Burton//;]
[OUT Q=.....last driver."]
Sadler finished 26th and Stacy Compton was 35th on the day.
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
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