[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


It's a traffic crunch nightmare as folks return home from the long holiday weekend.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Couple that with soaring temperatures and high humidity.
Power company officials expect to break more demand records.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The air conditioners WILL be working overtime again today, with projected highs climbing to 100 this afternoon.
The hot, humid air mass will linger through today...with a slight cooldown expected later this week.
We'll explain, coming up in the forecast. [2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-81-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:41:28]
[GRAPHIC=Heat Wave]


Virginia power expects to set a new power demand record today as temperatures soar again.
Holiday traffic may have been one of the worst places to be stuck in the heat.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SUPER=01-Sgt. L. W. Findley/State Police; :09]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :17]
[SUPER=@eric2; 1:00]
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(( Pick any NORMAL afternoon, and you'll find heavy traffic on Interstate 81 through Montgomery County... this was NOT a normal day.

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(( SGT. L.W. FINDLEY/VA. STATE POLICE; IT'S A MONDAY, THE DAY AFTER A HOLIDAY, THE FOURTH OF JULY, EVERYBODY PROBABLY WAITED TO LEAVE UNTIL TODAY.))
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Funnel that traffic through construction barrels and it doesn't take much to create a problem...It began, police say, when a trailer running along side a motorcycle, changed lanes and forced it off the road.

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[IN Q=it happened in a ]

(( SGT. L.W. FINDLEY/VA. STATE POLICE; IT HAPPENED IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE SO THERE'S NO RIGHT EMERGENCY SHOULDER, WE HAVE CONCRETE BARRIERS UP AND IT APPEARS THE MOTORCYCLE STRUCK THE CONCRETE BARRIER AND LOST CONTROL, AND THE DRIVER ENDED UP STOPPING IN THE ROADWAY BLOCKING TRAFFIC. ))
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Motorcyclist Herbert Fuller of Waco, Texas survived the crash... police say he had broken bones and abrasians, but was lucky to survive the crash.
The trucker driver, Sharon Wamsley of Bellington, West Virginia was charged with reckless driving.
Motorists also paid the price... stuck in a three to four mile backup that lasted a couple of hours... clearing up about the same time a car fire in Roanoke County stopped traffic in the South-bound lanes.
In Montgomery County, Eric Earnhart, News 7. ))

[E-Zoo-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-17 1:23:06]
[GRAPHIC=heat wave]


Workers at the Mill Mountain Zoo are trying to help the animals cope with the heat while doing what they can to conserve water.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


In past years, the zoo has used sprinklers to help cool the animals during the summer months.
But this year workers at the zoo are limiting their use.
The zoo gets its water from Roanoke city, so they're trying to conserve water by coming up with alternatives when possible.
Some of the animals are given ice, popcicles and frozen fruit to help them cool off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's very]

((AMY CHATTIN/EDUCATION CURATOR: IT'S VERY DIFFICULT BECAUSE WE ARE A CONSERVATION ORIENTED ORGANIZATION BUT THE ANIMALS COME FIRST AND EVEN THOUGH WE ARE TRYING TO CONSERVE IN OTHER AREAS, THE WELFARE, ESPECIALLY OF AN ENDANGERED SPECIES, LIKE THE CRANE, IS UTMOST PRIORITY.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Chattin/Education Curator;]
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[OUT Q=utmost priority.]
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[VO-NAT]


The White Nape Crane is one such animal... an endangered species.
Yesteday afternoon-- workers at the zoo turned on the sprinkler to help him cool off.
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[Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=drowning]


A Floyd County man drowned yesterday in the New River Park.
(XXXXXXXXXXXX)

[Take GFX Map]
It happened in Giles County just north of the Montgomery County line shortly after two o'clock yesterday afternoon.

Apparently Kenneth Erving Jewell was floating on a raft with a woman when they lost the raft.
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[Anchor=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It floated to a deeper part of the river and the two swam for it.
When the women reached the raft she said she looked behind her and Jewell had gone under.
It took rescue divers more than three hours to recover the body.

[Serial-killer]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Ramirez]


There have been a lot of sightings of people resembling the suspected railroad serial killer -- and the latest are in New Mexico.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mountainair, NM;]

[4:04:21]
According to a county sheriff, yesterday two people reported seeing like Rafael Resendez-Ramirez along railroad tracks near Mountainair.
Resendez-Ramirez, who's wanted in connection with eight slayings near railroad tracks, is on the F-B-I's ''Most Wanted'' list.
News of the sightings does not sit well with residents.
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[SOT]

[4:05:19]
[IN Q=Take note of anyone...]
[SUPER=01-Pete Golden/Torrance Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=and not be a victim...]
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[VO-NAT]


And more phone calls yesterday from residents prompted Torrance County Sheriff's deputies to resume a nightime search for Ramirez.
The F-B-I says it's not involved in the search in New Mexico.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Cinncinnati's win over Houston last night puts them into first place.
With more details here's Roy Stanley.
Good Morning Roy
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[SOT]
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[OUT Q=more later]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[Parade]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A lot of towns still push the envelope on their Independence Day celebrations... they wait until the fifth of July to have their parades.
Morry Alter takes us to one New Jersey town that lays claim to being one of the country's oldest parades.
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[SUPER=01-Morry Alter/Reporting; :04 QUICK]
[SUPER=03-Richfield Park, NJ; :15]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=for CBS news]


[Dissolve to Stocks]

[S-Galax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:19:47]
[GRAPHIC=Car Tax]


Residents in Galax are still checking their mailbox for a car tax refund check.
According to the city's commissioner of revenue, the D-M-V is to blame.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax;]


David Hankley says his office forwarded the necessary information to the agency prior to its February 28th deadline.
But he says, despite his repeated calls to the D-M-V, the agency has NOT sent any refund checks to city residents.


To make matters worse-- Hankley says residents who phone the car tax refund hotline are being told that the city has NOT filed for any refunds.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm sure]

((DAVID HANKLEY/GALAX COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: I'M SURE IT'S BEEN QUITE FRUSTRATING FOR THE TAXPAYERS HERE WHO HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM OTHER PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTIES THAT THEY'VE GOTTEN THEIR CHECKS AND ARE STILL WAITING ON THE CITY TO GET THEIRS. SO, WE'VE DONE, AS FAR AS I KNOW, EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN DO.))
[SUPER=01-David Hankley/Galax Commissioner of Revenue;]
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[OUT Q=we can do.]
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[VO-NAT]


This week-- Hankley wrote to Senator Madison Marye and Delegate Tom Jackson about the situation.
A D-M-V spokeswoman says the problem has been worked out and that city residents should begin receiving checks in the near future.
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[S-Restaurant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-26 22:01]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An authentic Mexican restaurant is spicing up Roanoke's crowd of eateries Scott Goldberg gives us a taste.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Roberto Galvan/El Palenque;]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]
[SUPER=01-Agustin Arellano/El Rodeo;]
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[SOT 47:14]
[IN Q=MUCHAS GRACIAS]

((NATSOUND: CASH REGISTER, "MUCHAS GRACIAS")) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=]


It's been open only three months and already has customers saying "yo quiero real Mexican food."
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[SOT 41:15]
[IN Q=this is]

((CUSTOMER: THIS IS MAYBE MY SEVENTH OR EIGHTH TIME HERE.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=TIME HERE]


El Palenque ... [pan from sign to building]
Serving spicy dishes inside the blandest building on Hershberger Road ... [stuffed roosters]
Named after a festival that ends with roosters battling to the death.
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[SOT 48:14]
[IN Q=cockfights]

((ROBERTO GALVAN: COCKFIGHTS. GAMBLING AND ALL THAT GOOD STUFF.)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=GOOD STUFF]


Make no mistake, it's a family restaurant...
Run by Roberto Galvan's parents, who moved here from Monterey.
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((ROBERTO: WHAT YOU WOULD GET IN MEXICO, YOU WOULD GET HERE.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=GET HERE]
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[SOT 54:06]

[standup]
[IN Q=authentic]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD DOESN'T INCLUDE BURRITOS OR GROUND BEEF SO YOU WON'T FIND EITHER ON THE MENU. [cover here with food pictures at 43:43] WHAT'S POPULAR HERE IS ASADO DE PUERCO, THAT'S PORK COOKED IN SUN-DRIED PEPPERS. [uncover] AND ENCHILADAS. YOU MIGHT'VE HEARD OF THOSE, BUT HERE THEY'RE COVERED IN GREEN TOMATO SALSA.)) [RUNS16]
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[SOT 38:47]
[IN Q=CREMA DE CHUY TOMATE]

((NATSOUND IN KITCHEN/ROBERTO: CREMA DE CHUY TOMATE Y OTRO ASADO. OK?)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=OK?]


Roberto's mom Yolanda makes everything ...
With ingredients she won't reveal.
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[SOT 52:27]
[IN Q=hay muchos]

[turn down audio after first couple of words] ((YOLANDA GALVAN: HAY MUCHOS SECRETOS ... )) [RUNS01]
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There are many secrets in the kitchen, she said.
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[SOT 29:12]
[IN Q=i haven't]

((AGUSTIN ARELLANO: I HAVEN'T EATEN THERE...BUT I KNOW THE EMPLOYEES HAVE)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=EMPLOYEES HAVE]


Agustin Arellano's employees work at El Rodeo...
Or El Toreo...
Or any of the seven restaurants around Roanoke his family owns.
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[SOT 28:56]
[IN Q=we try]

((AGUSTIN ARELLANO: WE TRY NOT TO MAKE IT SO AUTHENTIC BECAUSE WE KNOW THEY WOULDN'T ENJOY IT AS MUCH.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=AS MUCH]


He doesn't worry about the new competition breaking up his virtual Mexican-food monopoly.
In fact, he has a hard time thinking of any south-of-the border joint that gives him a run for the money.
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[SOT 28:14]
[IN Q=maybe]

((AGUSTIN ARELLANO: MAYBE TACO BELL. A LITTLE BIT.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=a little bit]
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((QUICK!!! KITCHEN NATSOUND INSIDE EL PALENQUE)) [RUNS01]
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At El Palenque, the Galvans say they're not trying to take business from anyone ... and they know not everyone is going to like what they serve.
But so far, the crowds have been big...
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[SOT 51:30]
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((ROBERTO: BUSINESS HAS BEEN WONDERFUL.)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=WONDERFUL]


and, apparently, so has Roanoke's appetite for authentic Mexican food.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, staying cool is the rule of the day.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( WITH TEMPERATURES SOARING AROUND THE COUNTRY, PEOPLE ARE DOING WHATEVER THEY CAN TO BEAT THE HEAT.
BUT DOCTORS SAY THE BEST WAY TO STAY COOL.. IS TO FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS.
VT=VO

((vo))
TRY TO STAY IN AIR CONDITIONING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
BUT IF YOU MUST GO OUTDOORS, DRINK PLENTY OF WATER... AND AVOID ALCOHOL AND CAFFEINE.
YOU SHOULD ALSO WEAR LIGHT-COLORED, LOOSE-FITTING CLOTHES...
AND TRY TO SCHEDULE ACTIVITIES AND WORKOUTS EARLY IN THE MORNING OR LATE IN THE EVENING.. WHEN THE WEATHER IS COOLER.
IF YOU START TO SHOW SIGNS OF HEAT ILLNESS--SUCH AS CRAMPS OR VOMITTING--DOCTORS RECOMMEND YOU STAY IN A COOL PLACE, AND SPLASH YOURSELF WITH WATER.
BUT IF THE PROBLEMS PERSIST, YOU SHOULD SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION RIGHT AWAY.//
VT=VO

((vo))
THERE'S AN INTERESTING STUDY BEING DONE IN CANADA ON DRINKING WATER.
RESEARCHERS AT TRENT UNIVERSITY ARE TRACKING THE AMOUNT OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THAT GETS FLUSHED BACK INTO FRESH WATER SUPPLIES.
MEDICINES NOT METABOLIZED BY THE BODY.. END UP AS WASTE, BUT NOT ALL OF IT GETS FILTERED BY SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS.
SCIENTISTS ARE CONCERNED THAT MANY DRUGS--LIKE THOSE CONTAINING ESTROGEN HORMONES--MAY BE CONTAMINATING DRINKING WATER.. AND ULTIMATELY, HAVING A NEGATIVE EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Doggie-Beach]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Millions of parents take their kids to daycare.
But what about doggie-care?
And in the case of some Wisconsin pooches, life is a beach.
Mark (Cane) Koehn has more.
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[SOT]

[1:36:50 DAVE TAPE]
[IN Q=barking]
[SUPER=03-Cottage Grove, WI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Christie Tennant/Dog Owner; :06]
[SUPER=01-Sue Arneson/Dog Owner; :14]
[SUPER=01-Margaret Suter/Hickory Hills Kennels; :40]
[SUPER=01-Mark Koehn/Reporting]
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[OUT Q=for CBS News]


[2-shot]
(Toss to WEather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It's expected to be another scorching day from Maine to the Mississippi Valley with heat warnings posted for cities up and down the East Coast.
Record-breaking temperatures caused sporadic power outages and were blamed in several deaths.
A Virginia Power spokeswoman says it set a new demand record yesterday, and will probably break THAT record today.


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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Roanoke zoo workers are trying to keep the animals cool, while trying to conserve water.
In previous years sprinklers were used to keep the animals comfortable, this year with drought like conditions in place they've opted to use ice, and popcicles.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Would he have struck again, just down the road?
Authorities in Illinois are glad they didn't find out.
Before he reached an Independence Day celebration of about two-thousand people, white supremacist Benjamin Smith shot himself Sunday night as police caught up with him.
He's believed to have killed two men and wounded more than a half-dozen others in racially-motivated attacks.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday July 6.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[Heat-wave]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Heat Wave]


Today is expected to be another scorcher in several parts of the country.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI;]


Yesterday, record-high temperatures were felt in the northeast and the mid-atlantic.
[SUPER=03-Needham, MA;]


In Needham, Massachusetts, 5-members of a drum corp -- marching in a holiday parade were overcome by the heat and taken to an area hospital.
They were treated and released.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


But not everyone seemed to be bothered by the soaring temperatures -- many sports enthusiasts ignored the advice of heath experts and jogged, walked, roller-bladed and cycled thru New York CIty's Central Park
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]

and around Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.
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[IN Q=IF YOU CAN HACK IT..]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=PACK SOME EXTRA WATER.]
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[VO-NAT]


Many heat advisories remain in effect today.
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[2-E-Zoo-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-17 1:23:06]
[GRAPHIC=heat wave]


Atop Mill Mountain, workers are trying to keep zoo residents cool while conserving water at the same time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


In past years, the zoo has used sprinklers to help cool the animals during the summer months.
But this year workers at the zoo are limiting their use.
The zoo gets its water from Roanoke city, so they're trying to conserve water by coming up with alternatives when possible.
Some of the animals are given ice, popcicles and frozen fruit to help them cool off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's very]

((AMY CHATTIN/EDUCATION CURATOR: IT'S VERY DIFFICULT BECAUSE WE ARE A CONSERVATION ORIENTED ORGANIZATION BUT THE ANIMALS COME FIRST AND EVEN THOUGH WE ARE TRYING TO CONSERVE IN OTHER AREAS, THE WELFARE, ESPECIALLY OF AN ENDANGERED SPECIES, LIKE THE CRANE, IS UTMOST PRIORITY.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Chattin/Education Curator;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=utmost priority.]
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[VO-NAT]


The White Nape Crane is one such animal... an endangered species.
Yesteday afternoon-- workers at the zoo turned on the sprinkler to help him cool off.
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[S-Apples-Rain]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-20 50:31]
[GRAPHIC=Drought]


The recent drought has more than just farmers feeling the pinch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


Orchard owners say unless they see some significant rainfall in the next couple of weeks, they're also looking at major financial losses.
While apple trees can handle a lack of moisture better than field crops, the end result is smaller fruit.
And smaller fruit ultimately translates into smaller profits.
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[SOT 00:09:55]
[IN Q=Towards the end]

((TOM BOMAR/ORCHARD OWNER: TOWARDS THE END, THE APPLES WILL BE SMALLER THAN WE WOULD LIKE THEM TO BE, THAT REDUCES YOUR VOLUME BECAUSE YOU HAVE MORE SMALLER APPLES, THE SMALLER APPLES ARE LESS VALUABLE THEN YOUR LARGER APPLES, IT'S VERY PUNITIVE FROM A FINANCIAL STANDPOINT.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Bomar/Orchard Owner]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=a financial standpoint.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bomar has a half dozen varieties of apples planted on 120 acres at the Mountain Cove Orchard in Nelson County.
He says last month was the driest June on record there, with less than a half inch of rain reported over the 30-day period.
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[Lee-Mural]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Lee Mural]


The Sons of Confederate Veterans hopes former Klan leader David Duke stays out of the Lee mural controversy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Duke said he'll come to Richmond and join the debate over the lee portrait on the city's flood wall.
Duke says he wants to come to the former Confederate capital on July 15th to weigh in on the dispute and urge whites to organize politically to preserve their heritage.
But brigade commander Brag Bowling of the S-C-V says a compromise has almost been reached and Duke's input is not welcome.
All the artwork from the flood wall will be put on display beginning today in Richmond so a committee of community leaders can gather public comment before the gallery re-opens.
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[Smith]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


We now know the details of how the search for a white supremacist suspected of going on a shooting rampage.. finally ended in death.
Investigators say Benajamin Smith shot himself under the chin before his stolen van went off the road.
Smith then shot himself two more times.. as he struggled with officers trying to apprehend him.
The 21-year old was suspected of targeting minorities in Indiana and Illinois.
Drew Levinson takes a look at the man and his message of hate.
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[SOT]

[4:07:52]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Richard McKaig/Indiana Univerisity Dean; :12]
[SUPER=01-Matt Hale/World Church of the Creator; :38]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=cbs news detroit]

((The deadly Fourth of July weekend shooting spree ended with questions. Who was Benjamin Smith and why did he go around shooting blacks, Asians and Jews, before finally turning the gun on himself?
SOT: Richard McKaig, Indiana Univeristy, Dean

He was pretty normal except for his views on race. Authorities believe Smith, a 21 year old, criminal justice major and former member of the white supremacist group-the world church of the creator-- began his killing spree Friday in Chicago. That's when six orthodox Jews were wounded as they left a synagogue. Later that night, former Northwestern University Basketball Coach Ricky Byrdsong was gunned down while walking with his children. The next day, the shooter fired at Asians and blacks in two other Illinois cities. And Sunday a Korean man was killed outside his Church in Bloomington, Indiana . NATUP: "It a very sad day, a very sad day, sister. (13:08: rem804) Matt Hale leads the World Church of the Creator, and considered Ben Smith a friend.
SOT: Matt Hale/World Church of the Creator

We don't condone what he did, but I do not condemn the man himself. He was always good to me and believed in our mission. (12:58) A mission of undying loyalty to the white race. The church does not worship any God . It is anti-black, aiti-Christian and anti-Jewish. Hale has been fighting a well publicized battle to become a lawyer in Illinois. On Friday, Hale's appeal was denied. The shooting began that night. Smith spent last Fourth of July tucking white supremacist fliers under windshields around Bloomington.
(standup drew levinson)

And this Independence Day, after killing two, wounding seven and police closing in, Ben Smith finally shot and killed h

imself. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Detroit.))[Coke-Collector]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


More than a few of us have turned our basements into storerooms-- storerooms that often fill to overflowing.
Steve Dawson found one such basement where the predominant colors are red and white.
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[SOT]

[1:38:51 DAVE TAPE]
[IN Q=nat music]
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Hatton/Coca-Cola Collector; :09]
[SUPER=01-Steve Dawson/Reporting; 2:00]
[RUNS=2:20]
[OUT Q=Kansas City.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(Toss to Bump and Break)


[S-School-Board]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-15 1:26:55]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Marsha Ellison has served as Roanoke's School Board Chairman for three challenging years.
Later this month, she'll pass that responsibility to another member of the board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Ellison won't seek another term as chairman when the board reorganizes in mid-July.
She says she's proud of the board's work on issues large and small.
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[SOT 12:56]
[IN Q=There are other things]

((THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT DON'T SOUND SO EXCITING, BUT FOR EXAMPLE WE COMPLETED CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION.)) ((YOU KNOW WE INITIATED A POLICY REVIEW. AGAIN THAT'S LABORIOUS AND IT MIGHT NOT SEEM THAT EXCITING, BUT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN UPDATED POLICY BOOK AND THERE ARE OTHER THINGS OF THAT NATURE WHICH I AM QUITE PROUD OF.))
[SUPER=01-Marsha Ellison/Roanoke School Board Chairman]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=that I'm very proud of.]
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[VO-NAT]


The School Board's vice- chairman, Melinda Payne, is expected to win the chairmanship without opposition.
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[National-Forest]


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A coalition of environmental groups says another 276-thousand acres of the Jefferson National Forest need protection from logging and road construction.
In a report issued last week, the coalition says the Jefferson has been used for too long as a commodity farm for
loggers and road building.
The group is made up of the Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society, the Southern Environmental Law Center and dozens of other organizations.
About 40 percent of the Jefferson Natioanal Forest is considered suitable for logging and roads under current guidelines.
Only about seven percent is permanently protected wilderness.

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Before there was Graves Mill Road in Lynchburg, there was a place known simply as Graves' Mill.
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The old mill was built in 1774. It burned about thirty years ago.
But now a member of the Graves family wants to rebuild it and turn the site into a tourist attraction.
Paul Graves actually wants to make the grain mill fully operational again.
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((PAUL GRAVES/MILL OWNER: I'M 81 AND I HATE TO THINK I'M GOING TO LEAVE THIS EARTH WITH THIS PLACE IN WORSE SHAPE THAN WHEN IT WAS WILLED TO ME.))
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Last week, the Lynchburg Planning Commission okayed a plan to rebuild the mill and locate an antique store and specialty shops on the site.
A cottage on the property is the oldest known structure in Lynchburg and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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In sports, the Wood family race team continues its fiftieth anniversary celebration.
Roy Stanley has the details.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The Sons of Confederate Veterans hopes former klan leader David Duke doesn't follow through on his promise to join the debate over Richmond's Robert-E Lee mural.
Duke says he wants to come to the city on July 15th to weigh in on the dispute and urge whites to organize politically to preserve their heritage.
But S-C-V officials say a compromise has almost been reached and Duke's input is not welcome.
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With another hot day expected, folks will be looking for creative ways to keep cool.
So are the zoo-keepers on Mill Mountain.
In past years, the zoo has used sprinklers to help cool the animals during the summer months.
But because of the water shortage, workers at the zoo are limiting their use.
Some of the animals are given ice, popcicles and frozen fruit to help them cool off.
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Folks in Galax should soon be getting car-tax refund checks.
The city commisioner of revenue says his office forwarded the necessary information to the agency prior to its February 28th deadline.
But he says the agency has NOT sent any refund checks to city residents.
A D-M-V spokeswoman says the problem has been worked out.
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