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Last month's deadly apartment fire in downtown Roanoke claims another life.
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And Many residents of central Florida will be sifting through their charred belongings today after weekend wildfires ravaged their state.
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The death toll from last month's apartment fire in Roanoke has risen.
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Willie Jones has become the sixth person to die as a result of the May 18-th fire.
Jones, who was critically injured with burns over 60 percent of his body, died at the University of Virginia Medical Center over the weekend.
Jones had jumped from a third-story window to escape the blaze.
The bodies of five victims were found in the rubble.
Authorities had to use fingerprints and dental records to identify them.
The fire is considered suspicious because of how quickly it spread.
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A collision between a motorcycle and a truck killed one man and seriously injured another yesterday.
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It happened on Meadowbrook Drive in Blacksburg around six p-m.
There were two men on the motorcycle.
Police say 21- year old Michael Lee Dove died at the scene.
The other man, 21- year old Michael Perry of Blacksburg, was flown to Roanoke Memorial hospital.
The hospital is NOT releasing information on his condition.
The driver of the pick-up, 23- year old John Claude Love of Salem, was arrested at the accident scene.
Love was charged with driving under the influence.
Meadowbrook Drive was closed for several hours while police collected evidence.
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A six-year-old boy is hospitalized following an accident in Montgomery County.
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The child boy was flown by Lifeguard 10 to Roanoke Memorial hospital after he was accidentally runover by a truck driven by his father, Paris Wayne Hudgins.
It happened around eight last night on Jim Meadows Drive near Blacksburg.
A Sheriff's deputy says the little boy was running beside his father's truck when he tripped and was accidentally run over.
The child's is listed in stable condition.
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Residents in central and northeast Florida are returning to what's left of their homes after a weekend brush fire.
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The fires erupted Saturday, feeding on tinder-dry forests parched by weeks of drought.
Hundreds were forced to evacuate and a 30 mile stretch of interstate 95 was closed overnight.
The flames charred some 5-thousand acres in five counties and destroyed at least 50 homes.
Investigators say at least two of the fires are being investigated as possible arson.
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Police are scaling back the massive manhunt for two fugitives wanted in the killing a Colorado police officer.
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The suspects have eluded police for nine days in a search that began in Colorado, crossed over into Utah and back into Colorado.
The manhunt began May 29th after three suspects allegedly riddled a police car with automatic weapons fire, killing a police officer who'd pulled them over in a stolen water truck.
One suspect killed himself.
Authorities say regular patrols will continue to look for the two but the search by hundreds of law enforcement officers has concluded.
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To sports now, the Chicago Bulls trounce the Utah Jazz 96-54.
Roy Stanley has highlights from last night's game.
Good Morning Roy.
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School administrators and parents joined 144-area high school students for a celebration ending this year's prom season.
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Yesterday, Valley View Mall was the site of the 10th annual After Prom Grand Finale Event.
It's sponsored by the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition.
Juniors and seniors who are substance-free and who attended their school's After Prom Party qualified for a shot at a brand new car.
It's an added incentive to make students aware of the dangers of substance abuse.
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((MARY GWYN PARKER/RAYSAC; WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY FATALITIES OR ANY THAT WE KNOW ARRESTED DRUNK DRIVING FROM TEENS THAT HAVE ATTENDED THEIR AFTER-PROM PARTIES. SO IN ESSENCE, THE STATISTICS ARE VERY HIGH THAT THEY'RE NOT USING IF THEY ARE GOING TO OUR PARTIES.))
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The year before the program began in 1989, there was at least one student fatality involving alcohol.
The students played in the "Wacky Olympics" for door prizes.
Seniors also got a chance to earn some college cash by entering an essay contest.
The winner received two-thousand dollars.
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It's all in the hands.
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That's the idea you would get at this exhibit in the History Museum of Western Virginia.
The exhibit called--"A Show of Hands"-- travels around the nation.
It explains, among other things, why thumbs put humans at the top of the mammal species by making everyday tasks possible.
It also explores how medical advancements have made it possible to restore a severed hand and how arthritis sufferers cope with the ailment.
The exhibit will be on display through mid-September.
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Officials with Roanoke Regional Airport are expressing gratitude to the community that helped win non-stop jet service to Chicago.
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Beginning in mid- July, United Express will offer three direct flights a day to Chicago on its new Embraer (EM-brehr) regional jets.
Airport Director Jacqueline Shuck says the flights would not have been possible without a successful campaign to convince the Department of Transportation that Roanoke deserved more slots at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.
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((JACQUELINE SHUCK/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: THIS PROCESS THAT BROUGHT THIS WAS AN APPLICATION PROCESS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. AND WE HAD A GREAT RESPONSE BY THE COMMUNITY SUPPORTING THE SERVICE AND ASKING DOT TO ESTABLISH THESE SLOTS FOR ROANOKE. SO WHEN WE TURNED AROUND AND SAID WE NEED SOME HELP, THEY WERE RIGHT THERE TO PROVIDE THAT HELP.))
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Shuck says both public agencies and private companies wrote letters in support of the application.

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When it comes to investing in mutual funds, maybe you shouldn't believe everything you read in the paper.
Scott Goldberg explains why in this week's Common Sense.
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((A lot of investment newspapers and magazines print lists like, "this year's hottest mutual funds."
Tom Dunkenberger at Wheat First Union says you need to be careful because one year's hot fund doesn't always make a good investment.
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((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST UNION: YOU READ THE TABLOID MAGAZINES AND A LOT OF TIMES YOU'LL SEE THE TEN BEST MUTUAL FUNDS TO BUY. AND A YEAR LATER YOU'LL SEE THE TEN BEST TO BUY NOW. AND THE FOLLOWING YEAR YOU'LL SEE A SIMILAR ARTICLE. WELL IF YOU GO BACK AND LOOK, ALL OF MUTUAL FUNDS ARE DIFFERENT EACH YEAR. A LOT OF THEM ARE JUST WHO'S ADVERTISING WITH THAT MAGAZINE IS WHO GETS MENTIONED.)) [RUNS 27]
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["C-S STANDUPS" ]
Dunkenberger said it's more important to look at long-term trends, not just what a fund has done recently.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))


[Health-Check]


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A new weapon in the battle against cancer has been used for nearly a year now at Columbia Lewis-Gale Hospital's Cancer Center.
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In today's Health-Check, David Johnson shows what the public learned about the innovative new radiation treatment yesterday.
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((Until recently, most surgeons removed deep-seated cancerous tumors by using Colbalt machines.
But, physicians say using the machine was time-consuming and involved some side effects.
But, now Columbia Lewis-Gale Hospital has upgraded to a state of the art Lenier Accelerator.
It's radiation treatment that helps doctors do a better job in spotting the cancer.
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((DR. DAVID RANDOLPH/CANCER CENTER MEDICAL DIRECTOR; IT HAS REAL-TIME PORT HOLE IMAGING ON IT. WE CAN SEE EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE TREATING WHEN WE'RE TREATING IT. IT ALSO HAS THE MULTI-LEAF COLLIMATOR WHICH ALLOWS USE TO CUSTOM SHAPE OUR FIELDS WITHOUT A LOT OF HEAVY TREATMENT BLOCKS THAT THE TECHNOLOGISTS USED TO ACTUALLY HAVE TO PUT INTO THE MACHINE FOR EVERY TREATMENT. IT MAKES THE TREATMENT GO A LOT QUICKER AND A LOT SMOOTHER.)) [RUNS21]
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That means less time spent by patients at the hospital and fewer side effects.
It also allows doctors to reach tumors that are deeper in the body.
That's because, unlike the colbalt, this is a higher energy machine.
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((DR. RANDOLPH; WITH THIS MACHINE THE BEAM PENETRATES VERY FAR INTO THE BODY BEFORE GIVING OFF ITS MAXIMUM ENERGY, SO WE'RE ABLE TO TARGET THE TREATMENT TO TAILOR IT MORE AROUND THE TUMOR THAN WE WERE ABLE TO DO BEFORE.)) [RUNS11]
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Cancer patients who have undergone the procedure say it has helped them get back to living a full life.
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((MARY FRANCIS ZIMMERMAN/RECOVERING CANCER PATIENT; I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL. PEOPLE AROUND HERE ARE JUST VERY FORTUNATE IN HAVING THIS CENTER HERE.)) [RUNS07]
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The cancer center also has the ability to identify cancerous lymph nodes during surgery.
And Prostate Seed Implantation, the latest treatment for prostate cancer, is also available.
David Johnson, News 7.))

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Here's a look at today's top stories.
Federal regulators are expected to vote today on C-S-X and Norfolk Southern's multi billion-dollar plan to take over Conrail.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Last month's deadly apartment fire in downtown Roanoke has claimed another life.
Willie Jones had been in the hospital since the fire on May 18th with burns over 60 percent of his body.
He passed away over the weekend becoming the sixth victim.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Some Central Florida residents will be sifting through their charred belongings today after weekend wildfires ravaged their homes.
The flames tore destroyed dozens of homes and buildings, and burned thousands of acres.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And it was a royal night on Broadway as Disney's ``The Lion King'' grabbed the lion's share of the Tony Awards.
The production earned best musical and took five other Tonys.
And in a Tony first two women won best directing awards.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


That's what's making news on Monday, June 8th.
[anchor=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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A sixth person has died as a result of last month's suspicious apartment fire in Roanoke.
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Willie Jones was critically injured with burns over 60 percent of his body in the May 18-th blaze.
He died over the weekend at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Jones had jumped from a third-story window to escape the fire.
Authorities had to use fingerprints and dental records to identify the bodies of five others who were found in the rubble after the blaze.
The fire is considered suspicious because of how quickly it spread.
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A collision in Blacksburg yesterday proved deadly to one motorcyclist.
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The collision with a truck occurred on Meadowbrook Drive around six p-m.
There were two men on the motorcycle.
Police say 21- year old Michael Lee Dove died at the scene.
The other man, 21- year old Michael Perry of Blacksburg, was flown to Roanoke Memorial hospital.
The hospital is NOT releasing information on his condition.
The driver of the pick-up, 23- year old John Claude Love of Salem, was arrested at the accident scene.
Love was charged with driving under the influence.
Meadowbrook Drive is now open to traffic after being closed for several hours.
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In Montgomery County, a six-year-old boy had to be flown by Lifeguard 10 to Roanoke Memorial hospital after he was accidentally run over.
According to police, the boy's father accidentally hit the child with his truck.
It happened around eight last night on Jim Meadows Drive near Blacksburg.
A Sheriff's deputy says the little boy was running beside his father's truck when he tripped and was accidentally run over.
The child's is listed in stable condition.
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And in Bedford County, charges are pending against a man who drove his car into a convenience store Saturday night. According to police, James Allen Craighead of Bedford, was backing out of the parking lot at Lancet Mart along Route 24 near Chamblissburg.
Authorities say he ran into propane tanks and plowed into the store, then backed out across Route 24, hit an embankment and flipped the car.
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Rescue workers took Craighead to a nearby hospital.




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In central Florida, the wildfires are finally under control, but fire-fighters are still on their guard.
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Shifting winds could fan the flames further. Residents are slowly returning to their homes to survey the damage.
The fires started Saturday, destroying dozens of homes and forcing hundreds of evacuations.
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The flames charred up to 5-thousand acres in five counties.
The official cause of the fires remains undetermied but investigators say at least two of them are suspicious.
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In Utah, the intensive manhunt for a pair of suspected cop killers has been scaled back drastically.
For the past ten days, hundreds of officers have scoured the four corners region for the suspects.
Today police are moving their search back to Cortez, Colorado, where an officer was gunned down inside his patrol car on May 29th.
Dave Fehling reports.
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(( After three days of searching the canyons near Bluff, Utah, Sheriff Mike Lacy had to concede the suspected cop killers may have gotten away.
Sheriff Mike Lacy: "I don't think they're in the Bluff Area anymore."

The massive search has been drastically cut back. National Guard helicopters have gone home. Roadblocks are coming down. Somewhere out there in the Badlands, hiding are 2 of the 3 supsects accused of killing a police man and wounding three others. The men are known as survivalists preparing for the end of the world and may have staged a heist of a casino.
standup interestingly enough, the sheriff says that three years ago, some hikers found a rifle and supplies hidden in these rocky canyons. they belong to robert mason, the third suspect who apparently committed suicide last thursday after being discovered by a sheriff's deputy.

Sheriff Mike Lacy: "A lot of times you gotta just wait them out. they can't survive out there all they're life. They gotta surface somewhere. They need food and water."

The sheriff says he doesn't think the public is in danger because its clear the suspects are gunning for law enforcement. He says he certain they will catch the suspects.")) [STARR-FOSTER]
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The Supreme Court hears arguments this morning on whether a lawyer must turn over notes from a conversation with the late White House counsel Vincent Foster.
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Whitewater special prosecutor Kenneth Starr wants the notes for his investigation into the scandal involving the White House travel office.
The case could have far-reaching implications on attorney-client privilege.
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(( JEROME SHESTOCK/PRESIDENT,ABA:WHAT IS BEING RISKED IS THE ABILITY OF A PERSON TO TELL HIS OR HER LAWYER WHAT THEY REALLY BELIEVE, WHAT REALLY HAPPENED." ))
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[video of foster]
The three pages of notes were taken nine days before Foster's death.
Foster, who was then deputy of the White House counsel, spoke to his own lawyer about the travel office firings in which he played a role.
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[TONY-AWARDS]


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There's a new King on Broadway this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
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``The Lion King'' won six Tony awards last night including best musical.
History was also made at this year's awards- for the first time ever two women won awards for directing.
Garry Hynes won for the "The Beauty Queen of Leeane (lee-NAHN') and Julie Taymor won for "The Lion King."
"Art" captured the Tony for Best Play.
Other big winners included Ragtime and Caberet.
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The job is far from finished, but Roanoke's School Superintendent says he's pleased with efforts to diversify the workforce.
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Wayne Harris briefed members of city council last week.
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He says almost a quarter of the school system's employees are members of minority groups. And almost half of the administrators hired in the last five years are African- Americans.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE HAVE ALREADY HIRED SEVEN AND A HALF AFRICAN AMERICAN TEACHERS. THAT PUTS US A LITTLE AHEAD OF THE GAME COMPARED TO LAST YEAR THIS SAME TIME. OUR GOAL WOULD BE TO HIRE ABOUT 20 TO 22 AFRICAN AMERICAN TEACHERS FOR THE COMING YEAR. IF WE DO THAT WE WILL HAVE EXCEEDED LAST YEAR'S NUMBERS BY SEVERAL.))
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About 15 percent of the school system's licensed employees are African Americans.

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A key test is expected in Washington today for Norfolk-Southern and C-S-X in their bid to carve up Conrail.
The Surface Transportation Board will vote on the merger plan today.
The federal agency has the power to impose conditions with any approval.
The proposed split of Conrail would bring competition to several Northeast markets for the first time in years.
But critics of the plan are concerned about service disruptions like the ones that have plagued rail mergers in the West.

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Drinking, driving, and high speed don't mix.
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That's the message along a Montgomery COunty road side, where a billboard sits that that was donated by LAMAR advertising.
It's located at the intersection of Routes 11 and 114 in Fairlawn.
Last fall-- two college students and a teacher were killed in an alcohol related crash along Route 114.
Delegate Jim Shuler says, two Virginia Tech student organizations have already begun plans for a second billboard to go up along the same road.
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Credit card users are increasingly at risk as thieves become more and more high-tech when it comes to stealing information.
Intern reporter Aleesha Chaney has more now about how you can protect yourself.
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((Credit Cards--they're popular, they're convenient, and for many they've proven to be very dangerous. Last year alone almost 40,000 people reported their credit cards stolen. Andrea Blalock is just one of the many who has fallen victim to these credit scams.
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Andrea left her purse unattended in her locked car for only a few minutes and that's all it took for a couple of thieves to get their hands on it.
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[IN Q= Just one of those]

((ANDREA BLALOCK/CREDIT SCAM VICTIM;JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHEN YOU ARE IN A RUSH AND YOU AND YOU AREN'T THINKING LOGICALLY. WELL, I'M NOT GOING TO BE GONE THAT LONG AND SURE ENOUGH THAT'S THE DAY THAT IT HAPPENS))
[OUT Q=that it happens]

[RUNS 10] ((ALEESHA CHANEY: HAVING YOUR CREDIT CARD STOLEN OUT OF YOUR CAR IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON PLACES CARD THEFT TAKES PLACE. BUT TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SITUATIONS LIKE THIS, THERE ARE CERTAIN SAFETY PRECAUTIONS EVERY CARDHOLDER SHOULD TAKE.))
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[SOT]
[IN Q= You make a]

((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU; YOU MAKE A CHARGE ON THAT CHARGE CARD, MAKE SURE YOU TEAR UP ANY CARBONS. DON'T JUST LEAVE CARBONS SITTING ON THE TABLE.))
[OUT Q= on the table]

[RUNS 10] Even without your credit card in hand, if someone simply had that card number it can sometimes be just as valuable as the card itself. That's why consumers are strongly urged to be careful when making purchases over the internet.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If the proper]

((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU; IF THE PROPER SECURITY IS NOT IN PLACE THERE ARE HACKERS THAT CAN TAG INTO THE CREDIT CARD NUMBERS GOING OVER THE WEB AND USE THAT CREDIT CARD))
[OUT Q=that credit card]

[RUNS 10] Wheeler says it's important to remember credit cards are as good as cash and cardholders must take the same safety measures with their credit cards as they would any other form of money.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= Don't ever write]

((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU; DON'T EVER WRITE DOWN YOUR CARD NUMBER AND MAIL IT ON SOMETHING LIKE A POSTCARD OR SOMETHING THAT IS EASILY OPENED.))
[OUT Q=easily opened]

[RUNS 08] If you do become a victim to a credit card scam you should immediately contact your bank.
Aleesha Chaney, News 7.))


[E-Jewish-Experience]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-46]
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The history of the Jewish Community in Roanoke can be traced back more than 100 years.
And, the community's impact is captured in an exhibit at the History Museum of Western Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
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The "Jewish Experience in Roanoke" studies the role Jewish citizens have played in the evolution of the Star City.
The exhibit also chronicles the growth of the area's Jewish community and explains a variety of religious artifacts.

The exhibit will be displayed at the Center in the Square in Roanoke until mid-July.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Billy King ends the Nationwide Golf championship tied for 40th place.
Roy Stanley has more from yesterday's action on the green.
Good Morning Roy.
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[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=great week everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The death toll has risen to six after last month's apartment fire in Roanoke.
Willie Jones was critically injured after jumping from the third floor during the May 18-th blaze.
He suffered burns on over 60-percent of his body. Jones died this weekend at the U-V-A Medical Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


One man was killed and another flown to Roanoke Memorial after a collision between a motorcycle and a pick-up truck yesterday evening in Blacksburg.
Police say 21-year-old Michael Lee Dove died at the scene. 21-year-old Michael Perry's condition is not being released. The driver of the pick-up was arrested at the scene for drunken driving.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A six-year old is in stable condition after accidentally being run over by a truck in Blacksburg yesterday.
Police say the child was running alongside the truck driven by his father, Paris Wayne Hudgins, when he tripped and fell into the vehicle's path.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-SHot=MEL/SPA]

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