Ahead on News 7 at noon, a possible break in a fast moving blaze in New
Mexico that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced hundreds to
and an update on the search for former C-I-A director William Colby.
Showers will redevelop overnight, and we could see a few thunderstorms,
hopefully not like the power storms that moved through yesterday.
Stay tuned for the latest from the News 7 Weather Center.
Don't go away, the news is next.
The search for former C-I-A Director William Colby is over.
SUPER=03-Rock Point, MD;
Maryland officials say searchers found Colby's body this morning near where
he disappeared more than a week ago while canoeing.
Colby headed the C-I-A during the Nixon and Ford administrations.
He was 76.
Authorities say they've ruled out foul play in his death.
The fire threat has eased just a bit in northern New Mexico, where a new
blaze whipped up yesterday in the Carson National Forest.
Officials are now letting some of the two-thousand evacuees go home.
Firefighters are also hoping that calmer winds this afternoon will let them
make headway against the blaze.
Yesterday they could only fight the flames by air, as the fire moved as fast
as nine miles an hour.
Bob Martin has more.
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SUPER=03-Near Taos, NM; :00
SUPER=01-Mark Trujillo/Carson National Forest; :49
SUPER=01-Bob Martin/Reporting; 1:22
OUT Q=Taos, New Mexico.
From the air, it is hard to believe that this fire is less than a day
old, and began quietly in a local backyard when a trash fire got out of
From there, the wind and tinder dry forest teamed up to create a monster.
Towering columns of smoke could be seen all over New Mexico and southern
Colorado as the raging inferno gobbled up forest faster than firefighters could
stay ahead of it; in fact, through the early hours, only
aerial attacks could be made.
The fire was moving so fast that officials would not risk putting ground
crews on the lines. For hundreds of residents, the flames moved so fast that
there was barley time to save some of the animals, and a few valuables.
Within just the first nine hours of its life, the hondo fire consumed more than
MARK TRUJILLO/CARSON NATIONAL FOREST: IT RACED WITH ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR... WE
HAVE LOST SOME STRUCTURES.
It is not known yet how many homes have been lost.
Hundreds of volunteer firefighters from local departments set up lines of
defense near residential areas, but many were forced to retreat.
Hundreds more forest service firefighters from local departments are now on
the scene and more on the way. Many coming directly from other blazes in
New Mexico and Arizona.
With no end to the drought in sight and if major fires continue to start and
spread this rapidly, firefighters now say they will soon have to prioritize
blazes, and only fight those that are the most dangerous to life and property.
Bob Martin for CBS News near Taos, New Mexico.))
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More rain is headed for Kentucky today after a weekend of severe weather
that left one person dead.
A state of emergency has been declared in Meade County after an apparent
tornado touched down injuring seven.
Two others were killed in storms in West Virginia and Ohio.
In Giles County, a six year old girl survived being struck by lightning
while watching a storm at her aunt's house yesterday.
Latasha White was treated and released from the hospital last night.
Meantime, a four year old girl remains in the hospital after being submerged in
a pond for 45 minutes yesterday.
Police say the little girl fell in the water at the Old Farm Village in
After divers found her body, rescue squad members began performing C-P-R
until she began to respond.
Her condition is not known and her name has not been released.
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It may seem like crime is everywhere, but the F-B-I say violent crime
dropped last year
and a soldier's amateur video causes the U-N to believe last month's shelling
of a peacekeeping base wasn't an accident.
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The United Nations now believes Israel deliberately shelled a U-N
peacekeeping base in southern Lebanon last month, during its offensive against
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Some 102 people were killed and dozens more injured in the attack.
Amateur video shot the day of the attack by a United Nations soldier, clearly
shows an Israeli reconnaissance plane flying over the area.
U-N investigators are now convinced "that the Israelis deliberately targeted
the compound and were well aware that it was packed with refugees."
Serious crime is down for the fourth year in a row, according to preliminary
figures from the F-B-I.
Nationwide murder dropped eight percent, robbery was down seven percent and
even less serious offenses like car theft dropped six percent.
The reason say criminologists is that many police departments are preventing
bigger crimes by cracking down on the smaller ones.
PROFESSOR LAWRENCE SHERMAN/Crimonolgist; THEY DO FULL ENFORCEMENT OF ALL
OFFENSES TO FIND GUNS...THEY TAKE THOSE GUNS OUT OF CIRCULATION. ))
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OUT Q=out of circulation.
The only increase was in larceny -theft, up one percent.
One expert says that could signal a surge in teen crime.
Senator John Warner's re-election campaign is accusing rival Jim Miller of
illegally using a state political action committee to bail out Miller's Senate
The Richmond Times Dispatch reports Warner's campaign will file a complaint
today with the Federal Election Commission.
The complaint will allege that Commonwealth PAC -- established by Miller --
illegally paid for Miller's Senate campaign fund- raising costs, staff and
Miller says the charge indicates Warner's campaign has become desperate.
Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte says he has delivered on his
promise of hard work and conservative values.
And today, he launched his bid for a third term in the U.S. Congress.
The Republican congressman rallied supporters this morning in Roanoke and
Lynchburg, and his announcement tour will take him throughout the district.
Goodlatte will likely face democratic opposition this year, and today he
said he is prepared.
IN Q=We are getting organized
((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: WE ARE GETTING ORGANIZED AND GETTING
READY TO RUN AND WE'RE CERTAINLY GOING TO CARRY OUR MESSAGE OF HARD WORK FOR
THE PEOPLE OF THE SIXTH DISTRICT WORKING ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND
REPRESENTING MAINSTREAM CONSERVATIVE VIEWS IN WASHINGTON.))
OUT Q=in Washington.
Democrats will nominate a candidate to oppose Goodlatte this month.
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Coming up on News 7 at noon-
In this week's Common Sense- there's more to playing the stock market than
buying low and selling high.
And mountain biking may look like lots of fun, but it's actually a lot of
Beth Myer hits the trail with some advice for cyclists.
The National Forest has miles of scenic trails that aren't just for hiking.
As Beth Myer reports, some outdoorsmen hit the forest on two wheels.
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SUPER=01-Chris Pohowsky/Cyclist; :13
SUPER=01-Ashwin Amanna/Cyclist; :30
OUT Q=Beth Myer, News
open with natsot of bikers going down the mountain trail
Rushing down a mountain trail on a bike is NOT as easy as it looks and it's NOT
a good idea for beginners.
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IN Q=Most importantly
((CHRIS POWHOWSKY/BIKER: MOST IMPORTANTLY STAY IN CONTROL AT ALL TIMES. THERE
ARE A LOT OF STEEP HILLS AROUND HERE AND YOU CAN GO PRETTY FAST. AND YOU CAN
REALLY HURT YOURSELF AND IT'S DEFINITELY WORTH BEING CAUTIOUS.))
OUT Q=being cautious.
Staying in control and on the trail will not only keep you safe, it will also
preserve the area.
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IN Q=If you're going
((ASHWIN AMANNA/BIKER: IF YOU'RE GOING TOO FAST, WHEN SLOWING DOWN DO NOT
SKID. SKIDDING WILL TEAR UP THE TRAIL . YOU GET OUT OF CONTROL AND YOU DON'T
STOP ANY FASTER THAN IF YOU'RE IN CONTROL. ))
OUT Q=you're in control.
video of hiker's feet
Common courtesy is the general rule of mountain biking. Bikers should always
yield to hikers and horses.
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((RIDER UP... ONLY 8 MORE MILES! ))
OUT Q=8 more miles.
When passing in the opposite direction, the up- hill rider gets the rite of
way. Bikers say it's that way because it's so much harder to stop, then start
again when going up hill.
And when YOU'RE riding up hill resist the urge to stand.
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IN Q=Generally, it works better
((CHRIS POHOWSKY/BIKER: GENERALLY IT WORKS BETTER IF YOU STAY SEATED WHEN
YOU'RE CLIMBING. IF YOU STAND UP YOU'LL START TO SPIN OUT. ))
OUT Q=to spin out.
Bikers need helmets and a few tools when out on a ride. A spare tube, tire
pump and tire levers are generally a good idea to have on hand.
Also take along plenty of water and food for the ride.
Beth Myer, News 7.))
In this week's edition of Common Sense, an expert tells us about an
interesting way to play the stock market.
Here's Business Correspondant Len Bestoff.
IN Q=with mutual funds
SUPER=01-Tom Dunkenberger/Wheat First Butcher Singer; :14
OUT Q=back to the newsdesk
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN 39 points.
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When we return-
The controversial owner of the Cincinnati Reds praises Adolf Hitler's early
run as German chancellor,
and the Tour Dupont raced into Roanoke neck and neck with this weekend's
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Stage six of the Tour Dupont is underway.
tour dupont map
It began an hour ago at the Salem Civic Center and is winding its way
towards Virginia Tech, where it is expected to finish at about four this
Overall leader Lance Armstrong won stage five of the Tour Dupont yesterday
in downtown Roanoke.
Steve Mason has the highlights.
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SUPER=01-Jimmy Vanlanen/Cycling Fan; :15
SUPER=01-Mike Downs/Cycling Fan; :21
SUPER=01-Velda Brammer/Woolwine Cycling Fan; :42
SUPER=03-Boones Mill; :53
SUPER=01-Scott Mercier/Team Saturn Rider; 1:23
SUPER=01-Lance Armstrong/Stage 5 Winner; 1:48
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((Roanoke cycling fans had about a 5 hour wait for the finish. An
electrifying BMX bike show helped pass the time.
Meanwhile the riders made their way from the stage's start in Mount Airy
North Carolina through community's like Woolwine. The Patrick County suburb
turned into a cook out as residents feasted while they waited.
After three more climbs, cyclist finally hit the second Coolmax sprint line
in Boones Mill.
The confederacy was on hand to protect and serve Lance Armstrong; the race's
overall leader who just happens to hail from Texas.
The weather took an unfair turn as thunderstorms engulfed Roanoke causing
well over 10 cyclists to crash.
((SCOTT MESSIER/TEAM SATURN:))
But Lance Armstrong stayed out of harm's way and exploded through the finish
line at Jefferson and Bullitt in a time of 4 hours, 41 minutes and 19 seconds.
it was his 3rd stage win of the 1996 Tour DuPont.
((LANCE ARMSTRONG/STAGE 5 WINNER:))
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Turning now to another kind of race --
Rusty Wallace takes the checkered flag winning the Savemart Supermarkets
300 in Sonoma California.
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Ricky Craven, injured last week at Talladega, starts the race and runs a
lap before turning the car over to back up driver Ron Hornaday.
Terry Labonte leads the field for the first three circuits around the track
with Dale Earnhardt second.
Wallace and Ricky Rudd run side by side with 63 laps left to go in the
Rusty takes the lead on lap 55.
Mark Martin has problems on the first lap of the race and he drops to the
back of the field.
But Wallace makes a move on Jeff Gordon on the restart after a caution and
holds off Mark Martin for his second win of the season.
Wally Dalllenbach was third, Earnhardt fourth and Terry Labonte fifth.
Ward Burton finishes 10th...Rick Mast 19th and Jeff Burton 26th.
Never a stranger to controversy, Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott is in
the news again-- for something she said.
In an interview aired last night, Schott had words of PRAISE about Adolf
Hitler's early days as German chancellor.
IN Q=When he came
((MARGE SCOTT/OWNER, CINCINNATI REDS: WHEN HE CAME IN, HE WAS GOOD. THEY BUILT
BUT THEN HE WENT NUTS, HE WENT BERZERK I GUESS. I THINK SOME OF HIS OWN
GENERALS TRIED TO KILL HIM DIDN'T THEY?))
SUPER=01-Marge Schott/Cincinnati Reds Owner; :07
OUT Q=kill him, didn't they?
The comments come three years after Schott was suspended one year and fined
25-000 dollars for "embarassing" baseball for using racial and ethnic slurs.
Acting commissioner Bud Selig says there is no appropriate comment for
Schott's latest remarks.
Mother Nature got in the final word at Salem Memorial Stadium yesterday as
your Hometown Station's televised Hillcats-Avalanche game was suspended by
Mike Stevens has more on the festivities.
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SUPER=01-Bill McGuire/Salem Manager; 1:33
SUPER=01-Jeff Banister/Lynchburg Manager; 1:42
OUT Q=News 7 sports.
(( The sun was shining brightly in Salem as fans made their way to the city's
sparkling Diamond to be a part of history.
WDBJ Family Day at the park, was punctuated by the the first LIVE telecast
in the history of the stadium.
And for seven innings the Hillcats and Avalanche put on a show, watch MIke
Asche, the HIllcats left fielder make a diving catch to rob Kyle Howser of an
extra base hit.
Salem jumped on top in the first inning as first baseman Nate Holdren
skapped this JImmy Anderson pitch into left, and plated speedster Elvis Pena
The Avalanche took a 2 to nothing lead into sixth, when the Hillcats finally
erupted with Freddy Garcia ripping a two run homer to left. Erskine Kelly
scores and ties it at 2-all.
But soon after that, the skies darkened, the lights came on, and the rain
drops started falling.
Before play was called, it appeared the Hillcats would take the lead in the
6th, catcher Jonathan Sweet tried to score from first on a shot to the wall BY
Eddie Brooks. But Mike Higgins stands his ground at the plate and tags him out
just before play was suspended for nearly an hour in a rain delay.
((JEFF BANISTER/HILLCATS MANAGER:))
((BILL MCGUIRE/SALEM MANAGER:))
Salem is back in the yard Monday night facing Prince William, while Lynchburg
travels to Kinston.))
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Thanks for joining us, and have a good day.
That's it for News 7 at Noon.