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Today on News 7 at 5, President Bush says wild fires sweeping across California have caused a major disaster. We'll have a live report.
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Plus an accident blocks traffic on part of Interstate 81.
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Looking for a cold front to provide the punch for some chilly weather overnight. Partly sunny weather on the way tomorrow. Details ahead.

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Also one of the world's richest men is arrested in Russia.
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In Sports, we'll have the highlights as Jeff Gordon goes fishing for a win in Atlanta.
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Plus we'll see what obesity rates in America are meaning to the funeral industry. News 7 at 5 is next.

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This is the scene in Southern California as wildfires roar through homes- and anything in their path.
The fires are now proving deadly- and it's apparently because many people waited until the last minute to evacuate.


So far at least 13 people have died.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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Just moments ago President Bush delcares a ``major disaster'' in California- that opens up federal aid for those affected by the fires.
President Bush called the wildfires devastating and dangrous- and he says "we want to help put them out."
Manuel Gallegus is in Southern California live to give us an update on what's going on.
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((HIGH TEMPERATURES AND GUSTING WINDS ARE STILL FUELING THE 10 WILD FIRES-AS FLAMES SCORCH the HEAVY BRUSH that blankets the mountains and foothills.
MORE THAN 300,000 ACRES AND hundreds OF HOMES HAVE BEEN CONSUMED BY THE FIRES AND although the infamous Santa Ana winds eased slightly Monday...they could wip backup any time. IT WILL LIKELY BE DAYS BEFORE THE FIRES ARE ALL CONTAINED. DAVE/SIMI VALLEY RESIDENT: "IT'S AMAZING HOW FAST IT MOVES IN WEATHER LIKE THIS WHEN THE WINDS KICK IN."
DESPITE BEING GROUNDED EARLY BY HEAVY SMOKE, THE AERIAL ASSAULT WAS IN FULL FORCE BY MID-DAY. AIR SHIPS LOADED WITH MASSIVE DOSES OF WATER AND FIRE RETARDANT BOMBED HOT SPOTS. ON THE GROUND, HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS MOVED IN WITH BULLDOZERS TO CUT BREAKS IN THE FIRE LINE TO TRY AND STARVE THE FLAMES.
RIVERSIDE COUNTRY FIRE DEPT PIO "PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO PROTECT THEIR PROPERTY."
GALLEGUS BRIDGE: AND WHILE PROPERTY IS A CONCERN, IT IS THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF LIFE THAT IS THE PRIORITY. FOUR COUNTIES REMAIN UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY WHILE RELIEF AGENCIES ARE WORKING TO PROVIDE BASIC SERVICES TO FAMILIES FLEEING THE FLAMES.
AT SAN DIEGOS QUALCOMM STADIUM, THE CHARGERS WERE SUPPOSED TO PLAY TONIGHT BUT INSTEAD ITS A SHELTER FOR THOUSANDS WHO EVACUATED THEIR SMOKE-FILLED NEIGHBORHOODS. FREE FOOD AND BLANKETS WERE PROVIDED BY AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. RELIEF WORKER : "We started off with water and hot dogs and people saw us and everybody started donating."
DESPITE THE EFFORTS OF EMERGENCY PERSONNEL, EVACUATION ORDERS ARE NOT always heededMANY OF THE DEATHS ATTRIBUTED TO THE FIRES ARE THE RESULT OF LAST MINUTE ATTEMPTS TO ESCAPE THE FLAMES. OFFICALS WARN THAT IGNORING THEIR ADVICE TO LEAVE COULD BE DEADLY. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS))
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Tonight's Monday Night Football game is still being played. It's been moved to Tempe, Arizona.
Flights are being affected to all airport in Southern California with one to two hours delays for some flights. Many other flights are being cancelled.

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In one of the bloodiest days since the fall of Saddam Hussein, one attack followed another in Iraq's capital today.
Scott Rapoport has more including the reaction from Washington.
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(( BAGHDAD AWOKE TO THE SIGHT, SOUND AND SMELL OF DEATH.
Nat/Sot sirens...
A STRING OF SUICIDE BOMBINGS IN THE CITY. 4 OF THEM. ALL WITHIN AN HOUR. THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS HEADQUARTERS HERE...A HUMANITARIAN AGENCY - BLOWN TO BITS. THREE IRAQI POLICE STATIONS...ALSO HIT.
AT LEAST 34 ARE DEAD. MORE THAN 200 INJURED.

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There are terrorists in Iraq who are willing to kill anybody in order to stop our progress.
IT IS STILL NOT CLEAR WHO'S BEHIND THE ATACKS. U.S. OFFICIALS BELIEVE IT'S SADDAM LOYALISTS. IRAQI OFFICIALS BLAME FOREIGN FIGHTERS FROM OTHER NATIONS. THEY POINT TO A MAN, CAPTURED TODAY BY THE U.S. MILITARY , AFTER A FAILED CAR BOMBING AT A BAGHDAD POLICE STATION.

SOT: Brigadiier General Mark Hertling / U.S. Army

"He is a foreign fighter, he had a Syrian passport ( poss cut here for time)and the policeman who shot him claims that as he was shot and fell that he said that he was a Syrian."
THIS MORNINGS BOMBINGS COME ON THE HEELS OF YESTERDAY'S ROCKET ATTACK ON A HOTEL THAT HOUSES SOME OF THE TOP MILITARY AND CIVILIAN OFFICIALS IN IRAQ. AN AMERICAN COLONEL WAS KILLED. 17 OTHERS INJURED.
THE VIOLENCE COINCIDES WITH THE START OF RAMADAN...THE MUSLIM HOLY MONTH.
THE U.S. CALLS THE ONSLAUGHT NOT ONLY CRIMINAL...BUT SACRILIGIOUS.

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"These people will kill Iraqis. They don't care who they kill. They just want to kill. And we will find them."

SOT: Ambassador Paul Bremer /Special Envoy to Iraq.

we'll have rough days, like we've had but the good days outnumber the bad days
STANDUP TO COME. (RED CROSS MAY PULL STAFF OUT OF IRAQ) ))


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An accident that closed a southbound lane of I-81 near Buchanan has been cleared.
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An oversized vehicle hit a bridge that goes over the interstate near mile marker 168.
Traffic was reduced to one lane, southbound.
Just moments ago V-DOT said the lane has reopened to traffic.
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The Jury in the trial of Dr. Cecil Knox deliberated all day without a verdict. It was the second full day of deliberations for these federal jurors. Most of them had the day off Friday, after the fore-person got sick. She apparently recovered over the weekend, and the full panel sat down to tackle the evidence again this morning. The court clerk's office reports there's been no word from the jury room all day.

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Russia's Richest man is behind bars tonight.
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Oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky (huh dor-KUHV-skee) is head of oil giant YUKOS... He was snatched from a plane at gunpoint in Siberia, whisked to Moscow and charged with fraud and tax evasion.
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Defense lawyers say the charges are groundless but they don't know how objective the court will be.
Khodorkovsky (huh-dor- KUHV-skee) is Russia's richest man with a fortune recently estimated at about eight billion dollars.
He made history by becoming the first top Russian businessman to make his wealth public.
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The state is considering making changes where you can buy hard liquor. We'll have that story next.
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and a local farmer wants to know what would lead someone to shoot two of his cows.
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A Montgomery County farmer wonders what's become of respect after two of his cows were shot, one fatally.
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Larry and Sandra Hollandsworth say one cow, named Blossom, was shot at least three times this weekend. The couple says she was bottle fed and raised by hand and was more like a pet then a farm animal. The other cow was shot twice. The Hollandsworths aren't sure if she'll survive and say her calf, which his due in January, is most likely already dead.
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The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is investigating. No arrests have been made. A sergeant says shooting livestock is a felony and that other charges could be levied depending on the circumstances.


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Virginians now have a way to keep liquor far from schools and churches.
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Officials for the state's Alchoholic Beverage and Control Board say they will start seeking community feedback before opening a new store.
Previously residents did not have a say about the location of the state-run liquor stores.
The change came after protests in Bristol and Falls Church.
The board will now consider the proximity of schools, churchs and other family establishments when considering store locations.
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We've heard for years that American's are getting bigger and heavier.
That's having an effect on many industries. In the funeral business, sales of oversized caskets have risen steadily for the past five years.
Sean Callebs (Kay-libbs) looks at how the nation's obesity rate impacts the industry.
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((OBESITY IS A FACT THAT CAN'T BE IGNORED BY THOSE IN THE BUSINESS OF MAKING COFFINS.
BATESVILLE, MAKERS OF THE NATION'S BEST SELLING CASKETS, INTRODUCED ITS FIRST OVERSIZED MODEL IN 1986. AND WITH SALES INCREASING AT WHAT THE COMPANY ESTIMATES AT 10 PERCENT EACH YEAR OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS, BATESVILLE NOW HAS A DOZEN DIFFERENT STYLES TO ACCOMMODATE EXTRA LARGE BODIES.
TROUBLE IS, SOME CEMETERIES, PARTICULARLY OLDER ONES, WERE DESIGNED WITH MEDIUM SIZED PLOTS.

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we make some caskets that will not fit in a standard grave because they are simply too wide
--TRACK-- DOWN THE ROAD, MANUFACTURERS OF MAUSOLEUM CRYPTS --EVEN CREMATORIUMS -- MIGHT HAVE TO CONSIDER SPENDING THE MONEY TO UPSIZE.

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the industry in total will have to do a lot of changing to adapt to this heavier population.
--TRACK-- FAMILIES REQUIRING CUSTOM CASKETS CAN EXPECT TO PAY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS MORE FOR A FEW EXTRA INCHES OF SPACE.
BUT IF AMERICANS CONTINUE TO GAIN WEIGHT, WHAT IS A CUSTOM CASKET TODAY COULD BECOME A STANDARD MODEL TOMORROW.
IN ATLANTA, I'M SEAN CALLEBS REPORTING. ))

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Coming up next, Robin will let us know when we can expect to see the sun again.
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[VO] Also after years of planning, the Roanoke Times launches its redesigned newspaper.
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The Roanoke Times entered a new era this morning, as it fired up the new press and delivered a re-designed paper to its readers.
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There were some delays as production workers ironed out problems with the Heidelberg Mainstream 80 press.
The paper that reached readers this morning had a new look, including a different type face, and color on every page.
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((ROBERT KIRK: I COULD TELL IT WAS DIFFERENT. IT SORT OF REMINDED ME OF TRYING TO BE LIKE USA TODAY OR SOMETHING.)) ((CAROLYN COFFMAN: JUST BEGINNING TO LOOK AT IT, BUT IT LOOKS GOOD. LIKE IT'LL BE EASIER TO READ. I LIKE THE LARGER PRINT.))
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The newspaper is distributing free copies on the street, and in area Kroger stores this week.
And the paper is encouraging readers to call or e-mail with feedback on the changes.
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Coming up today in Sports, the Boston Red Sox make big news with a Little move.
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Plus it only debuted this weekend, but producers say one new movie WILL have another sequel.
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On Wall Street, investors started the day optimistically today. But as Alexis Christoforous tells us, they didn't stay that way long.
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Good afternoon folks - it took an extra day of work, but the Winston Cup race just outside of Atlanta was able to get finished up today.
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Rain interrupted things yesterday after just 39 laps but this afternoon the 500 mile event was finished. Ryan Newman's crash with just five laps to go cleared the way for Jeff Gordon to win the race under caution. It's Gordon's second straight win on the circuit and third this season. Tony Stewart was second, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Bill Elliott and Bobby Labonte.
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Points leader Matt Kenseth all but wrapped up the driving title by finishing 11th, while Kevin Harvick was ____.

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Despite winning 188 games in the past two season, the Boston Red Sox have decided to get rid of manager Grady Little. Today, the team decided not to renew his contract and team officials also said the much talked about game seven decision to leave Pedro Martinez in the game against the Yankees did NOT cost him his job.
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The 5-and-3 Virginia Cavaliers battle 6-and-3 N.C. State on Saturday in Raleigh in the first of a season ending trio of ACC games. Steve Mason has more on the matchup from Charlottesville.
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Much more at the top of the hour including this week's edition of the Tech 2003 Report. Take care everybody and have a safe evening. [GO TO BREAK]

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Scary Movie 3 scared away the competition at the weekend box office. The parody broke the record for the best October weekend ever.
Zach Irwin has all the numbers in our box office wrap up.
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