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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... daytime temperatures start to cool off today into the 80's...
Patrick Evans has the complete forecast details coming up right after the news...





[7-11Taliaferro]


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Salem residents showed up by the hundreds last night to honor their former mayor.
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A reception at the Salem Civic Center drew friends, colleagues and citizens who wanted to pay their respects to Jim Taliaferro and his family.
All remembered him as an independent and honest leader.
Taliaferro retired in 1996 after 22 years in Salem's top office.
He was diagnosed with liver cancer in December.
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((RANDY SMITH/FORMER CITY MANAGER: JIM JUST LOVED SALEM... WE USED TO SAY HE DIDN'T SPEND IT LIKE IT WAS SOMEONE ELSE'S MONEY, HE SPENT IT LIKE IT WAS HIS OWN.))
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((THOMAS YEATTS/SALEM RESIDENT: HE TOOK THE TIME TO TALK TO ORDINARY PEOPLE... HE WOULD HEAR YOU OUT.))
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[SUPER=01-Thomas Yeatts/Salem Resident; :11]
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Taliaferro will be buried this morning at 10 o-clock at East Hill Cemetery.
His family is asking that in lieu of flowers, any donations be made to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
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Salem city offices will be closed today between 9 o-clock and noon for the funeral.
Shuttle buses will run from City Hall and the Civic Center to the cemetery later this morning, starting at 9 o-clock.

[7-6-Homeland-Security]


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Governor Mark Warner and officials from Maryland and Washington signed an agreement yesterday to cooperate on homeland security.
The joint statement says the three governments will help each other with public safety, transportation and health care in the event of an emergency in the D-C region.
The plan also commits government officials to doing more to keep the general public and private sector employers better informed during an emergency.

[7-11Monitor-Turret]


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The gun turret of the civil-war ironclad Monitor has risen above the waves 140- years later...
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[SUPER=03-Off Cape Hatteras, NC;]


Crews aboard the barge hoisting the relic whistled and cheered as the coral-encrusted turret was raised.
An American flag was mounted on it.
The Navy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration worked together on the six-point-five- million dollar project.
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The Monitor's round, revolving turret was a naval innovation that allowed the crew to maneuver out of harm's way while maintaining accurate fire by adjusting the turret-- a feature incorporated in virtually all modern warships.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Another day of sunshine across the region-- but you'll notice a change in the temperatures.
Patrick Evans has details, straight ahead in the forecast.






[45-11Giles-Murder]


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Authorities in Giles County say an argument between family members turned deadly...
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Last Wednesday at this home in White Gate, officials say a 17-year old boy shot his 19-year-old brother. The Commonwealth's Attorney released details about the case yesterday ... saying it was a violent domestic situation.

It appears the older brother was fighting with his mother when the younger brother fired a gun. Officials will not release names in the case because the alleged shooter is a minor ... but a neighbor say the man killed was 19-year-old Hazen Smith. There's no word on criminal charges in the case. Prosecutors say they're still conducting interviews.
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[45-11Chastang]


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A Roanoke grand jury indicted a young man from Salem.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/August 2001;]

Twenty-year old Ben Chastang allegedly got caught up in a drug deal that went sour last summer. His best friend, Ryan Fischer, was shot and killed as he tried to get away. Yesterday, the Grand Jury charged Chastang with distribution of about 200-dollars worth of cocaine the night before the robbery and murder. He's charged with ATTEMPTED distribution of cocaine the night OF the murder near the Z-Mart on Melrose Avenue.
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[45-6-City-Council]


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Carvins Cove continues to drop about a tenth of a foot a day. The level dropped to 30 feet below the spillway yesterday-- the point at which stage four of the City's water conservation plan takes effect...
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Though the city's main reservoir continues to fall into uncharted territory... officials aren't implementing new restrictions at this time.
They aren't EASING restrictions either, or reducing the purchase of water from other localities until they can gauge the impact of Crystal Spring coming back on line.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/CITY MANAGER: THE HOT MONTHS THAT WE'VE BEEN HAVING AND WEEKS REALLY HAVE BEEN JUST AS DAMAGING AS THE ABSENCE OF RAINFALL, BECAUSE YOU HAVE A LOT OF EVAPORATION. WE'RE HOPING THAT BECAUSE CRYSTAL SPRING IS UNDER GROUND, THAT MAYBE THE NET EFFECT OF THAT THREE AND A HALF TO FOUR MILLION GALLONS MAY BE EVEN BETTER THAN WE MIGHT HAVE ANTICIPATED, BUT WE REALLY NEED SOME TIME TO EVALUATE THAT BEFORE WE MAKE ANY DECISIONS.))
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Burcham says it is likely that water restrictions will remain in place for some time.
But the city manager says she's confident that additional supplies of water, and continuing conservation efforts will allow the city to endure the drought.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Sunny, but cooler today-- with no rain in the forecast for the next several days.
Patrick Evans has the complete outlook, coming up.






[8-11Colclasure]


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The career criminal who tied local law enforcement agencies in knots in the 1980s has died.
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John Colclasure died on Friday.
During the late 1980s, Colclasure kept police busy with a stream of plausible-sounding tips about where he'd hidden Gene McPherson's remains.
At one time, at least three sheriffs' departments, the State Police, and U-S Navy divers were involved in searching for the body.
Colclasure indicated he'd been hired for the killing, because of Gene McPherson's involvement in a love triangle.


He may have been stringing police along to avoid a death sentence for at least one other murder.
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((REPORTER: What will make you come clean and tell them where the remains are?)) ((JOHN COLCLASURE/CONFESSED KILLER: AGREEMENT NOT TO DIE.))
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Colclasure died Friday, in a Southhampton hospital. He'd suffered from liver disease.
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((B. B. McPHERSON/CRAIG COUNTY SHERIFF: SOONER OR LATER, GOD WILL GET YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO. I THINK, I THINK GOD PUT IT ON HIM. HE SUFFERED A LONG TIME. I THINK HE SUFFERED FOR WHAT HE DID HERE.))
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Sheriff McPherson says he still hopes for a tip that will lead him to his brother's body.
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[8-2-11West-Nile]


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The West Nile virus is moving into Southwest Virginia...
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A dead crow found in Patrick County has tested positive for the virus.
The bird found in Claudville is the area's first reported case since West Nile appeared in New York three years ago.
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The virus is spread to humans, birds and other mammals through the bite of an infected mosquito.
There have been no human cases reported in Virginia.
West Nile virus can cause death.
People over 50 are at the greatest risk.
State health officials say the public can help control the spread of the virus.
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((DR. SUZANNE JENKINS/VA DEPT OF HEALTH: MOST OF THOSE SPECIES OF MOSQUITOES BREED IN SMALL AMOUNTS OF WATER THAT ARE FOUND IN CONTAINERS IN THE BACKYARD SO GET RID OF THAT WATER. THE SAUCERS UNDER THE PLANTS, THE TOYS THAT ARE LEFT OUT THAT COLLECT WATER, THE TARP ON THE WOODPILE THAT COLLECTS WATER, IF THAT'S THERE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS MOSQUITOES ARE GOING TO HATCH OUT.))
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Officials are also asking the public to help monitor the virus by reporting all dead birds to the local health department.
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[8-6-Anthem-Earning]


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In business news, one week after buying Trigon Health Insurance, Anthem Incorporated reported yesterday a 47- percent jump in second-quarter earnings.
Officials say the rise was driven by strong membership growth.
The Indianapolis-based company also forecast growth of at least 15- percent next year.

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