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Fire officials expect to have one of three forest fires contained by tonight-- The Skillern fire has burned hundreds of acres in Rockbridge County.
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And Governor Warner announces a new plan to help poor- performing schools make the grade.


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A cold front has moved through the region leading to cooler temperatures and lower humidity....will the sunshine return...I'll have your forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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A former Georgia sheriff faces a mandatory life sentence for his role in a murder case involving his political opponent.
Jon Frankel has the story.
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(( PKG ONCE PAID TO UPHOLD THE LAW AS SHERIFF OF DEKALB COUNTY, OUTSIDE ATLANTA - SIDNEY DORSEY WAS CONVICTED OF PLOTTING A MURDER.

sot: Robert Crowder (frmr. depty chief) - 20.08.34 - we heard 8-10

shots and hit the floor
DECEMBER 15TH 2000 -- DERWIN BROWN WAS CELEBRATING HIS WIFE'S BIRTHDAY AND A VICTORY OVER SIDNEY DORSEY IN THE ELECTION FOR SHERIFF - WHEN HE RETURNED HOME HE WAS GUNNED DOWN IN HIS DRIVEWAY.

sot: Phyllis Brown - (wife) 20.07.46 - i knelt down and when i looked in

his eyes i knew he was gone.
DORSEY LOST A BITTER RUN-OFF ELECTION IN WHICH BROWN ACCUSED HIM OF RAMPANT CORRUPTION AND SWORE REFORM. THAT WAS THE MOTIVE - THE STATE ARGUED.

sot: 19.59.50 - PROSECUTOR - ultimately sidney dorsey stole something

far more valuable than money more valuable than pride. more precious than self respect. he stole the life of derwin brown.
TWO MEN SAID THEY CARRIED OUT THE SHOOTING AND TESTIFIED FOR THE PROSECTUION UNDER IMMUNITY DEALS. THE JURY FOUND DORSEY ALSO GUILTY ON 11 OF 14 OTHER CHARGES INCLUDING RACKETEERING AND BRIBERY.

sot: (WIFE OR PROSECTUOR) ????????????


UPON HIS DEATH, DERWIN BROWN WAS HONORED BY HUNDREDS WHO SAW HIM AS A LIGHT OF HOPE AND PROMISE IN THEIR COMMUNTIY. NOW THE MAN WHO MASTERMINDED HIS DEATH COULD GET LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE. FOR THE EARLY SHOW, JON FRANKEL, CBS NEWS, NY.

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A major effort to improve student achievement will target more than 100 schools across the state and 18 in our area.
Governor Warner detailed the PASS program this morning in Richmond.
The program is designed to marshal public and private support for schools that have performed poorly on the Standards of Learning exams.
34 schools will receive extra help. That priority list includes Central Elementary in Amherst County, Jeter-Watson Intermediate in Covington, Woodrow Wilson Elementary in Danville, and the Roanoke Academy for Math and Science in the city of Roanoke.

We'll have more on the Governor's proposal tonight on News 7 at Five and Six.[Forest-Fire]


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One of three forest fires in Rockbridge and Bath Counties is expected to be contained by this evening.
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The Skillern Fire is centered in a remote area around Skillern Mountain, north of Goshen, near the intersection of Rockbridge, Bath, and Augusta Counties.
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The Forest Service says the blaze, which escaped containment lines Monday, has charred about 540-acres of George Washington and Jefferson National Forest land. The agency expects full containment by eight tonight.
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The Panther Gap Fire in Bath County has burned about 4-hundred acres of private land. The Sisters Fire, also in Bath County, has consumed 150-acres. Despite receiving up to two inches of rain the smaller blazes aren't expected to be contained for at least another day or two.

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It took eight HOURS, but firefighters in Dallas finally have a house fire under control.
It tore through what's believed to be the largest mansion in the city.
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Investigators are still trying to figure out how the six- alarm fire got started.
No one was inside at the time, but two firefighters suffered from smoke inhalation.
The owner of the 75- thousand- square- foot home was just weeks away from finishing construction.
His attorney says the sprawling, three- story home was covered in hand- carved mahogany and marble. A local radio station reports the house is valued at nearly 45- million dollars.
It was already listed for sale with Christie's auction house in New York.
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Not far from the massive blaze was a water main break--
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A major downtown freeway in Fort Worth closed down for two hours today, just before the morning commute.
The 30- inch water main ruptured near the city's water treatment plant, flooding the highway.
Although the freeway has re- opened, some surrounding streets are still closed.
Officials say water pressure is down in the area, including at two hospitals.
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While we're getting a break from the hot weather, parts of the west are in the grip of a record heat wave.
The temperature reached 112- degrees yesterday in Sacramento, California.
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And in Reno, Nevada the mercury soared to 108, an all- time high.
Despite the heat, these roofers still had to do their jobs-- even road construction crews didn't get a break.
The National Weather Service says yesterday was the hottest day in Reno since record keeping began 130-years ago.
The previous all-time record was set on July 20th, 19-31 when Reno warmed up to 106.
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The drought in our area is no hay- day for farmers across the commonwealth. The dry conditions are forcing many farmers to start feeding livestock hay earlier in the season.. which is resulting in slim pickings of the crop. The Virginia Department of Agriculture is working to assist farmers in need of a supplemental stock.
It's making it easier for farmers to buy from those who have extra amounts they would like to sell.
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or you can call 1-800-552-5521 for more information.
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Coming up on News 7 at Noon -
The family of a missing Utah teen are trying to read between the lines in the latest clue into what happened to the girl...
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And a piece of JFK's family folklore is found in the Pacific... and that is where the family wants it to stay... we'll have those stories and more after the break...
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As the search for 14- year- old Elizabeth Smart drags on-- a mysterious letter has surfaced in the kidnapping case.
Bill Whitaker has details.
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After days with no clues, no word, no hope ... the father of Elizabeth Smart says he received a letter from someone who appeared to have specific knowledge of his 14-year old daughter's disappearance.

SOT: Ed Smart, father/(76-151351) IT WASN'T A RANSOM NOTE, IT WAS JUST -

THEY WERE - IT INDICATED THAT THEY WANTED TO NEGOTIATE A RELEASE. (:08)
NARR: He said he was suspicious of the letter and so are police. Smart insists it was faxed to police. Police say that's not true. And then this: the letter was postmarked the day reward money was offered for information. It was made public the day the local press reported the Smart family is growing anxious about dwindling media interest.

SOT: Ed Smart/(76-152817) I'M NOT OUT HERE TO GET YOU TO DO SOMETHING

THAT IS GOING TO HYPE THE MEDIA. I AM OUT HERE TO MAKE THIS PLEA TO THE ABDUCTOR TO PLEASE CORRESPOND WITH ME, THAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO WHATEVER IT'S GOING TO TAKE TO BRING ELIZABETH HOME.
NARR: It's a thread when there's nothing else to hold onto. The man at the (GFX IN)) top of the list of potential suspects, handyman Richard Ricci, is to be charged this week. ((GFX OUT)) Not for abducting Elizabeth Smart, but for burglarizing the Smart home. BW, CBSN, LA.

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Visitors to the State Capitol can now get a glimpse into the final years of Roanoke's Norfolk and Western railway.

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Organizers of the O. Winston Link Museum, which is under construction, presented Governor Mark Warner yesterday with a reminder of the area's steam power.
Six photographs from the museum's collection of 250 will be on loan to the Commonwealth.
They will be displayed in both the State house and Executive Mansion.
Governor Warner had expressed interest in the famed photographer's work during his visit to inspect the tire fire.

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The O. Winston Link Museum is scheduled to open in October 2003.
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Before he became the 35th President of the United States, John F- Kennedy was a World War Two hero.
Kennedy's P-T boat was part of the family folklore-- now it's been found in the Pacific.
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The man who also found the Titanic says P-T-109 is in 12-hundred feet of water near the Solomon Islands.
Robert Ballard says they're sure it's the right one because of the location and the type of weaponry.
Kennedy's boat sank in August of 1943.
While items from the Titanic have been brought to the surface, Ballard says they have an understanding with the Kennedy family and others that THIS wreckage will be left alone.
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Coming up on News 7 at Noon - The Dazzle is getting ready to shine this season..
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and one man is weeding through problems with taking a dip in the lake... we'll explain after the break.
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Digital Cameras can do a lot of high tech tricks ... but they require a lot of energy.
Joe Gilday has more on that.. plus a look at an invention that could make swimming at the lake weed free.
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IF YOU OWN A LAKE HOME... THIS IS FOR YOU.
A NORTH DAKOTA MAN HAS INVENTED A GADGET THAT WILL KEEP YOUR WEED CHOKED SHORELINE CLEAR FOR SWIMMING.

(SOT COLMAN- "We've never been able to swim on this beach. This is

Little Pelican Lake. And for the most part it's a weedy lake.")

BUT NOT ON CRAIG COLMAN'S PROPERTY.
THE COLMAN BEACH GROOMER CONSISTS OF A PUMP, SOME P-V-C PIPE AND CHAINS.
IT SIMULATES MOVEMENT THAT KEEPS WEEDS FROM ROOTING.

(SOT-COLMAN "If you have a lot of kids swimming on your beach,

consequently you're not gonna have many weeds. But this does it for ya when the kids aren't there.")

THE BEACH GROOMER GOES FOR ABOUT A THOUSAND DOLLARS.
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED... CALL CUSTOM PLASTICS IN FARGO NORTH DAKOTA: 800-380-1993.

OPENING... AND CLOSING...
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AND POURING... THREE MESSY PROBLEMS FOR DO IT
YOURSELF HOUSE PAINTERS.
BUT A NEW KIND OF PAINT CONTAINER COULD CHANGE THAT... A TWIST AND POUR CONTAINER.
THE TWIST TOP CAN HAS A POURING SPOUT AND HANDLE.
DUTCH BOY PLANS TO PUT ITS ENTIRE LINE OF LATEX PAINTS INTO THE PLASTIC GALLON CONTAINERS.

DIGITAL CAMERAS... THEY'RE SLICK... THEY'RE SNAZZY... THEY GO THROUGH BATTERIES LIKE KIDS GO THROUGH CANDY.
THAT'S WHY RE-CHARGEABLE BATTERIES MIGHT BE WORTH THE INVESTMENT.
THEY'RE PRICEY, BUT WILL PAY FOR THEMSELVES OVER TIME.

(SOT-ISHAM "I wouldn't look for the ultra inexpensive ones. They

typically need a real long charge time, for one. And also, they don't hold as much of a life as some the the more expensive batteries.")

EXPECT TO PAY BETWEEN THIRTY AND SIXTY DOLLARS FOR A CHARGER AND FOUR BATTERIES.
BUT YOU'LL GET BETWEEN FOUR HUNDRED AND FIVE HUNDRED RECHARGES FOR THAT PRICE.
THIS IS XXX XXXXX REPORTING. ))

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Stocks have turned mixed -- after starting the day with what looked like another steep slide.
The Dow dropped another 100 points during today's opening minutes.
Corporate ethics remains a key issue for many investors
Meanwhile, overseas markets have also seen declines today -- as investors lose confidence in the ability of the U-S economy to spur growth around the world.

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On Wall Street at Noon,

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, the Dow was down 200 points. Nasdaq dropped 21 points.


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Coming up next in sports- a former Roanoke Express player is changing teams... we'll tell you where he is headed...
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And then a little later, we'll catch up with singer Marc Anthony, as he hits the stage for a concert special....
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Roanoke Express hockey player Daniel Berthiaume is going south to the Greensboro Generals.
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The Generals are in the Northeast Division with the Express, and Berthiaume will play against his old team. Berthiaume also had an attractive offer from Toledo, where former Express assistant Mark Bernard is now coaching.
But he decided on Greensboro because the Coliseum where the Generals play is just 93 miles from his home at Smith Mountain Lake. Berthiaume will comute to Greensboro next season, and will have the option of an apartment during long home- stands.
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After a less than DAZZLING inaugural season, the Roanoke Dazzle is hoping a much improved, fan- friendly schedule for next season will be a hit. The Dazzle's new schedule was released yesterday.
It'lll have 25 home dates- including 9 Saturday night games.
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The Dazzle also will play two Saturday double-headers with the Express. With Hoops taking place at 1pm and hockey in the evening.
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[vo nat con't] The team's home opener is Friday night November 15th. The schedule also includes a President's Day afternoon game and a night game on New Year's Day.
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The head golf pro at Ashley Plantation took home the Maryland Open title yesterday. Chip Sullivan set the course record at the three day event on Monday, with a six- under- par round. Tuesday he shot a 69.
Yesterday he closed out the title with a five- under- par round on the 7000 yard Bully Rock Course in Aberdeen, Maryland to beat defending champ Wayne De-Francisco. Chip is now headed to Williamsburg to play in this year's Crown Royal event over the weekend.

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CBS's summer celebration kicks off tomorrow... with the first of many music specials. Marc Anthony has just begun taping a special at a casino in Connecticut. Bob Winsor caught up with the Latin sensation and has details from backstage...
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TRACK: SINGING SENSATION MARC ANTHONY HAS A LOT TO BE EXCITED ABOUT
MARC ANTHONY SAYS OC: This is the Mohican Sun. It's a new complex, a new resort. and I'm here filming my first broadcast network television special
Nat sound music.
TRACK: THE SPECIAL HELPS KICK OFF A NATIOWIDE TOUR TO LAUNCH HIS LATEST CD "MENDED"..AND IT COULDN'T HAVE COME AT A BETTER TIME.
MARC ANTHONY SAYS OC: 3:47 Yeah, this particular special, this particular event, this particular evening is it truly represents where I'm at musically, who I am musically
Nat sound "I Need You"
TRACK: THE CONCERT WILL FEATURE SOME NEW SONGS OFF THE CD AND YES..ALL OF HIS BIGGEST HITS WILL ALSO BE THERE.
MARC ANTHONY SAYS OC: 7:08 Yep. Absolutely. Definitely my favorites. I can definitely vogue for that, but they'll definitely get their favorites.
TRACK: JUST BEFORE SHOWTIME..WE CAUGHT UP WITH MARC BACKSTAGE FOR A LITTLE PREVIEW
Thjis is where I will be waiting ready to go on..
17:29 This is for the opening my personal elevator always wanted oneelevator goes up.. whoever thought of this didn't know I'm afraid of heights 18:04 triumphantly up there
We are in front Mark rises up for opening Thi is it man..I got the best seat in the house!! you guys should come up here and get my vantage point Point of view camera goes up nice meet and greet 24;40 Mark goes out on stage nice shot 25:15 I have arrived
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TRACK: THE TOUR WILL GO ON THROUGH SEPTEMBER. FOR CBS..THIS IS BOB WINSOR REPORTING))
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