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The disasterous results of drought. On NEWS 7 at FIVE, we're live in Augusta County for a first hand inspection of the effects on one farm.
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At the same time- -compare that with a bumper crop coming in ...in Michigan.
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Your weekend forecast again features partly sunny skies and warm temperatures. Full forecast details in a few minutes.

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In medical news -- U-V-A researchers are a step closer to helping infertile couples conceive.
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And a verdict in the landmark case involving the diet-drug combination fen-phen.
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More than 20 Virginia counties have been declared disaster areas and more are likely to follow. Today the state's Agricultural Commissioner and another top official of the Gilmore administration toured farms that have been affected by the dry conditions.
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Joe Dashiell is reporting today from a farm in Augusta County, one of the stops on today's tour.
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While the drought is maiming farmers in East coast states, most farmers in America's HEARTLAND are expecting a GOOD harvest this year.
And for consumers, prices are expected to remain low because of bumper crops and pressure from foreign competition.
Drew Levinson visited a Michigan farm and found a stark contrast to those farms in the drought belt.
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ON THE RAIN STARVED FARMS OF SOUTHERN OHIO, THE ONLY THING DROPPING FROM THE SKY RECENTLY HAS BEEN GOVERNOR BOB TAFT COMING TO TOUR THE DEVASTATION.
BUT A FEW HUNDRED MILES AWAY IN MICHIGAN, THE SCENE FOR ALAN GARNER IS DECIDEDLY SUNNIER.

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"I'm getting excited just looking at them and thinking about harvest."
GARNER AND HIS FATHER FARM ABOUT THREE THOUSAND ACRES OF CORN AND SOYBEANS.

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"We came off a very good year last year in terms of yield and we're pretty amazed that it looks like we're gonna be right up on the top end of things this year."
THE WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT HAVE BEEN SO CRUEL TO CROPS IN THE SOUTH AND EAST HAVE SMILED ON MOST OF THE NATION'S BREAD BASKET.

SOT DAN WYANT - MICHIGAN AGRICULTURE DEPT. DIRECTOR

"We've seen above average precipitation and above average temperatures - you put those two things together and you're gonna get crops to grow.
DREW LEVINSON REPORTING "The corn here is about two weeks ahead of schedule and should yield about 15 percent more than in the average year. But, as good as this season's crop will be, it's not an entirely positive picture."
OFTEN A DROUGHT MEANS HIGHER PRICES FOR FARMERS, BUT A SERIES OF BUMPER CROPS IN THE MIDWEST AND SOUTH AMERICA WILL LIKELY OFFSET THAT.

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"The "Catch 22" this year is even though we do have many drought ravaged acres, it's not really gonna effect the price much because we do have this world-wide oversupply. So, there's really no winners in this situation.."
THAT COULD MEAN THAT EVEN WITH AN ALMOST PERFECT GROWING PERIOD, IT'LL BE ABOUT A BREAK EVEN YEAR AT THE BANK.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, MASON, MICHIGAN.

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A bipartisan plan to pump 200- million dollars into Virginia's road building fund is dead-on-arrival.
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Two Democrats and two Republican leaders in the General Assembly called this morning for a special emergency session of the General Assembly.
V-DOT has delayed about 20- percent of its construction projects this year because of cash shortages-- while the state as a whole has a huge surplus.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I WAS AT A MEETING LAST NIGHT, AND CLEARLY TRANSPORTATION WAS PROBABLY THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ISSUE ON THE VOTERS' MINDS. SO WE THINK THAT IT WOULD NOT BE INAPPROPRIATE TO GO AHEAD AND APPROPRIATE THESE SURPLUS FUNDS TO GET THESE PROJECTS BACK ON THE DRAWING BOARDS AND IN THE PIPELINE FOR FUNDING.))
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Within two hours of the news conference, Governor Jim Gilmore belittled the idea.
Even though lawmakers of both parties were behind it, Gilmore called it "political posturing."
Gilmore's still cooking up his own plan for roads.
All 140 General Assembly seats are on the ballot this fall... and transportation funding has become the hot topic of many campaigns.
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Still to come on News 7, residents in Halifax County say they are concerned about the animals in the care of the local shelter.
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And a long time business in downtown Salem decides its time to call it quits.
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On Health Check, a jury awards 23 million dollars to a woman who suffered heart damage after taking an once popular diet drug.
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We'll have that and more, stay with us.

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Confessed serial killer Cary Stayner was arraigned today in federal court for the murder of four people in Yosemite National Park.
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Law enforcement sources have said Stayner confessed to killing three sightseers in the park earlier this year.
He's also charged with beheading naturalist Joie (JO'-ee) Ruth Armstrong on June 21st.
The 37 year old hotel handyman didn't speak during the 2 minute hearing. His lawyer entered a plea of NOT guilty on his behalf.
Federal Magistrate Sandra Snyder gave the government ten days to provide the defense with the evidence it has against Stayner.
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Some animal lovers in Halifax County say the conditions at the local animal shelter are deplorable.
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Earlier this week, a veterinarian visited the shelter and complained to the county that she saw overheated dogs with no food and water.
Officials investigated and said that was not the case.
The dogs are all gone this afternoon. Animal control officers at the shelter confirmed they were put to sleep today.
Several residents told News 7 that they saw at least 12 dogs there this morning, with dirty water- -but still no food.
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((ROSEMARY RAMSEY/ANIMAL SHELTER VISITOR: WE WENT ON WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND TODAY AND IT WAS SO BAD WE CAME AWAY CRYING. DIRTY, SMELLED AND THE DOGS WERE EATEN UP WITH FLEAS AND TICKS. IN FACT, WE DIDN'T TOUCH THE DOGS.))
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County Administrator Dan Sleeper says the conditions at the shelter are "acceptable," but that the county is bringing in outside veterinarian's groups to make recommendations about how to change the shelter.
The county is already planning to build a new one.

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Rain or shine, thousands of people will be flocking to the Oak Ridge estate in Nelson County this weekend for an event known as "Camp Jeep".
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Sponsored by the Chrysler Corporation, Camp Jeep is a three- day getaway for Jeep owners and their families from across the United States.
They come here to learn off- road driving techniques and share information about their vehicles.
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((LOU BITONIT/JEEP MARKETING DIRECTOR: THE PROGRAM IS BASED ON AN OWNER LOYALTY PREMISE, WE HAVE A VERY LOYAL OWNER BODY AND WE WANTED TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO TALK TO OUR OWNERS, FIND OUT WHAT THEY LIKE, DON'T LIKE, THINGS THAT WE COULD DO DIFFERENT AND IT BECAME AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO BUILD A DIALOGUE WITH THEM ON A ONE TO ONE BASIS.))
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This marks the first time that Camp Jeep has been held east of the Mississippi.. and if all goes well, the event may return to Nelson County.
Local officials say the economic impact will be significant.. nearly every hotel room within a ninety minute drive of Oak Ridge is occupied this weekend.
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Downtown Salem's oldest remaining business is being put to rest.
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Valley Mattress has been serving customers since 1945. The owners have over a hundred years experience between them and they're ready to retire. Burcelle Johnson's father owned the business when it was still a hardware store. He remembers missing the first day of school when he was 12 to work there and he says he's enjoyed being a salesman.


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((BURCELLE JOHNSON/ CO-OWNER: YOU SLEEP ON THAT THING PROBABLY ABOUT THREE WEEKS AND YOU WOULDN'T WANNA GO BACK TO KANSAS. YOU'D FORGET DOROTHY AND THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD.))
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Not much has changed around the store as far as technology goes. There's no computer or fax machine -- a manual typewriter along with a few calculators are all they say they need. Co-owner and City Councilman Mac Green says he's seen too much change over the years--including downtown.
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((W. MAC GREEN/ CO-OWNER: I MISS STOREFRONTS AND PEOPLE AND THE TREES THAT USED TO BE ON THE SIDEWALK AND STUFF LIKE THAT.))
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The store will close it's doors at the end of September.
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Coming up next on the newscast, if the weather hasn't been hot enough for you, then you may want to check out a new creole restaurant in Roanoke. Patrick Evans will have all the spicy details coming up next.
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Creole cooking has made a return to the Valley at a new restaurant on Franklin Road, with specialties like authentic Gumbo & Po' Boys.
Patrick Evans checked Bistro La Soiree.
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Today in Sports, Roy Stanley will catch us up to date on the Valley Amateur Golf Tournament.
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Next on health check -- U-V-A Doctors make a breakthrough discovery in treating infertility.
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and a jury hits a pharmaceutical company with a multi-million dollar bill after diet drugs lead to one woman's heart problems.
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The cause of infertility remains unknown for 10 to 20 percent of infertile couples. But University of Virginia researchers have discovered the key to those infertility problems.
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[VO NAT] Researchers at U-V-A have identified a substance in the human sperm that may lead to infertility. The study reports immunity to sperm may be the problem.
Antibodies against sperm develop in either the male or female and inhibit sperm function. Armed with that information -- doctors say this study will contribute to improved diagnosis and treatment for this type of infertility.
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A jury in Texas has awarded a woman more than 23 MILLION dollars for damages she says she suffered from taking diet drugs.
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The jury says American Home Products was solely liable for Debbie Lovett's heart ailment.
Lovett took the drug combination fen-Phen for three months before the Food and Drug Administration pulled it from the shelves after tests linked the drugs to a potentially fatal heart valve problem.
Her attorney's argued the drug company was motivated by profit and hid evidence fen-phen caused heart disease.
This was the first fen-phen case to go to a jury. Three thousand others are pending across the country.
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With larger cities paying larger salaries, many rural hospitals have a hard time keeping doctors. But one administrator found the solution is all in the family. Cynthia Bowers reports.
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Today in Sports, some of the best amateur golfers are on the links,
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With that and a big night from the major leagues. Here's Roy Stanley.[S5-Golf]


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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Friday Two Minute Ticker.
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We start this afternoon on the links where Match Play started at Countryside today in the Roanoke Valley Amateur Golf tournament.
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The defending champion Gary Leroux joined the 15-low qualifiers for match play.
Former Patrick Henry golfer Ryan Crush was paired with Leroux. The match was even after 15 holes.
The two matched par at 16 and 17 but Crush nails this birdie putt at the 18-th home to win his match with Leroux one up. It's Crush's first time to play in the Valley amateur.
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The Golfers are still on the course in round two.
Meantime In Waynesboro, Fran Hensley of Martinsville is the Virginia Women's Senior amateur champ. She beat Dot Bolling of Salem 4 and 2.


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Mark McGwire made baseball history last night in front of his home fans in St. Louis.
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McGwire hit his 500-th Major League home run off Andy Ashby. He also homered later in the game giving him 501 Home runs. McGwire reached the 500 homer mark faster than any other player.
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Meantime, Tony Gwynn was going for his 3-thousandth career hit in the same game. He came up one short and could reach that milestone tonight as the Padres travel to Montreal.
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I'll have more sports at six and Keith will be back in a moment.




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Special stained glass windows at a Smith Mountain Lake church are not just for believers.
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Members of Trinity Ecumenical Church raised 28-thousand-dollars and designed these windows.
Then they hired Mark Gulsrud (gools-rude), a nationally known artist, to create them.
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((MARK GULSRUD/ARTIST: I'M REALLY LOOKING AT CREATING A SPIRITUAL OASIS OR AREAS OF CALM THAT PEOPLE, ANYBODY CAN TAKE A MINUTE OUT OF A PRETTY CRAZY WORLD AND EXPERIENCE CALM.))
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