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A weak cold front approaching from the northwest is bringing a few clouds....but not really expected to bring much moisture.
With the exception of a few widely scattered showers possible...today's outlook is partly sunny and a touch warmer with highs nearing 90.
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Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
The search continues this morning for the suspect in a Jewish community center shooting in Los Angeles.
He's been identified as Buford Furrow.
Five people including three young children were injured in the incident.
Terisa Estacio joins us from Los Angeles with the latest.
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((Los Angeles The SWAT team patrolling outside this Los Angeles area hotel last night had one goal..to capture Buford Furrow. He's the man authorities say opened fire inside a nearby Jewish Community Center filled with young children.
SOT: Cmdr. David Kalish/Los Angeles Police Dept.

"If this individual is watching the broadcast now, turn yourself in, you are not going to get away. Track 2 The ordeal began around 10 A-M. That's when witnesses say Furrow stormed into the lobby of the North Valley Community Center and began to open fire. Five people including three children were wounded in the spray of bullets from his Uzi.
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"I see this man with a gun..it took me a minute to realize what was going on. It didn't make sense. How can this be happening..its happens in the movies not here and why am I here." Track 3 Parents raced to the scene to retrieve their children, as police went room to room looking for the suspect..but he was not to be found.
SOT: Capt. Steve Ruda/Los Angeles Fire Dept.

" Paramedics found the worst case scenario for firefighters-young children with gunshot wounds that are very extremely dangerous." Track 4 Authorities later discovered a van they believed Buford ditched before car jacking a vehicle.it was filled with ammunition. They later spotted the hijacked vehicle at a nearby hotel where the search goes on. Stand-up Four of the five victims remain hospitalized this morning. The most seriously wounded a five-year-old boy is in critical condition after six hours of surgery. Doctors say he's got a fair chance of recovery. Terisa Estacio, CBS News, Los Angeles.))


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Work on the new south Roanoke County high school has stopped because of rising costs.
But that's not what county supervisors wanted to hear.
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They were surprised yesterday when School Superintendent Deanna Gordon told them that 28 million is not enough for the new South County High School....
And when Chairman Bob Johnson learned design work on the project has stopped until additional funding is approved, he got mad.
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(( BOB JOHNSON/CHAIRMAN; I'M NOT RUNNING FOR A POPULARITY CONTEST BUT WE'RE GOING TO BUILD THIS SCHOOL... NOW I WANT TO SEE IT BUILT IN A TIMELY FASHION ))
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School officials say the extra cost, as much as five million dollars, comes from adding an auditorium and more classrooms to the project.
Supervisors approved an additional sixty-seven thousand dollars, enough to get things going again, but said not another penny, until they meet with the school board in two weeks to discuss the overall scope of the project.
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Firefighters in Botetourt County are finally getting a break.
Where there was once billowing smoke and raging flames,
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there is now a mountainside dotted with small fires, and covered by a lingering haze of smoke.
The Virginia Department of Forestry says the fire that has burned on Purgatory Mountain 4 days is now officially controlled.
95 firefighters spent yesterday re-inforcing back-fire lines.
Today almost half of them will be allowed to go home.
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12-hundred and 85 acres were charred by the blaze.
Officials expect it to continue smoldering until there's significant rainfall.
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Another forest fire broke out in Botetourt County last night - this one much smaller.
A blaze on Apple Orchard Mountain, near the Blue Ridge Parkway, burned one acre before firefighters brought it under control.

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In sports, the Redskins gear up for their pre-season match up with New England.
Mike Stevens has the highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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It's the last celestial event of its kind this century.
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What you're seeing now is a live picture from Cornwall England where folks are watching the start of the last solar eclipse of the millennium.
Thousands have gathered in England's westernmost province to be among the first to see the eclipse.
However, not as many traveled there as expected because of predicted bad weather, the fear of large crowds and sky-high hotel prices.
The whole process in Cornwall lasts about two hours, although complete darkness lasts only around two minutes.
From there, the eclipse will rush across parts of Europe and Asia before ending at sunset in the Bay of Bengal.
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The wheels are rolling on plans to build a parking garage in the heart of downtown Blacksburg.
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Town officials are currently in negotiations with H-C-M-F Real Estate to build the structure along Draper Road.
If the deal is finalized the garage would most likely be three stories high and contain about 300 parking spaces.
Plans also call for the ground floor to include space for a number of retail shops.
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((GARY HUFF/BLACKSBURG TOWN MGR.: WE'D LIKE TO SEE IT DESIGNED SO THAT IT'S ATTRACTIVE TO THE DOWNTOWN, ATTRACTIVE TO THE COMMUNITY, THAT HAS A LOT OF PUBLIC SPACE IN IT, THAT WE CAN UTILIZE IT FOR A LOT OF DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS, NOT JUST A PARKING DECK BUT ALSO COMMUNITY SPACE ALSO.))
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The town would own the parking garage-- while H-C-M-F real estate would own the retail space.
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In medical news, there may be a new sleeping pill coming to drug store shelves.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((THERE IS A DRAMATIC DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF BABIES WHO GOT AIDS FROM THEIR MOTHERS. A REPORT IN THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SAYS THAT TWO THIRDS FEWER INFANTS CONTRACTED THE VIRUS FROM THEIR MOTHERS BETWEEN 1992 AND 1997. DOCTORS WHO CONDUCTED THE STUDY CREDIT BETTER PRE-NATAL TREATMENT WITH THE DRUG A-Z-T.
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((vo)) THE MANUFACTURERS OF A NEW SLEEPING PILL HOPE THE GOVERNMENT WILL GIVE IT THE GREEN LIGHT. CALLED SONATA, THE MEDICINE CAN BE TAKEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND LASTS ONLY FOUR HOURS. UNLIKE PRODUCTS CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET SONATA DOES NOT MAKE PEOPLE GROGGY WHEN THEY WAKE UP. HOWEVER RESEARCHERS WARN THAT SONATA CAN CAUSE HEADACHES AND DIZZINESS IN SOME PATIENTS.
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((vo)) A NEW SURVEY SUGGESTS THAT AS MANY AS ONE IN FOUR U-S WORKERS MAY BE HABITUALLY ANGRY ON THE JOB. MUCH OF THEIR ANGER ACCORDING TO THE REPORT IS FOCUSED ON SUPERVISORS AND FELLOW EMPLOYEES WHO THEY FEEL ARE NOT BEING PRODUCTIVE. MANY OF THESE IRATE EMPLOYEES ALSO SAY THEY ARE BORED AND FEEL STUCK IN THEIR POSITIONS.
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((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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The suspect in yesterday's Jewish community center shooting in Los Angeles is still at large.
SWAT teams spent several hours searching a hotel last night looking for Buford O'Neal Furrow but turned up nothing.

Police surrounded the hotel after a car Furrow allegedly hijacked was found in the parking lot.
Furrow is accused of wounding five people, including a teenager and three small children.
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A dark path is cutting across parts of Europe and Asia today.
It's a total eclipse, when the moon moves into position between the earth and the sun, blotting it out.
During the eclipse the moon's shadow will sweep in a narrow band across the earth at 15-hundred miles an hour, cutting across continental Europe into central Asia, before sinking at sunset in the Bay of Bengal (ben-GAWL).
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And one of the stars of the cooking show ``Two Fat Ladies'' has died in London.
The B-B-C says Jennifer Paterson lost her battle with cancer at age 71.
Paterson and her co-star Clarissa Dickson Wright became unlikely stars with their outlandish show, which featured them touring the English countryside on a motorcycle and sidecar, sharing recipes for both good eating and high living.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday August 11.
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News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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In Los Angeles, the search continues this morning for the suspect in yesterday's mass shooting at a Jewish community center.
The gunman has been identified as Buford Furrow.
Police say Furrow walked into the community center with an uzi-type weapon and sprayed at least 70 rounds, hitting five people, three of them young children.
Terisa Estacio has an update.
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((Los Angeles The SWAT team patrolling outside this Los Angeles area hotel last night had one goal..to capture Buford Furrow. He's the man authorities say opened fire inside a nearby Jewish Community Center filled with young children.
SOT: Cmdr. David Kalish/Los Angeles Police Dept.

"If this individual is watching the broadcast now, turn yourself in, you are not going to get away. Track 2 The ordeal began around 10 A-M. That's when witnesses say Furrow stormed into the lobby of the North Valley Community Center and began to open fire. Five people including three children were wounded in the spray of bullets from his Uzi.
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"I see this man with a gun..it took me a minute to realize what was going on. It didn't make sense. How can this be happening..its happens in the movies not here and why am I here." Track 3 Parents raced to the scene to retrieve their children, as police went room to room looking for the suspect..but he was not to be found.
SOT: Capt. Steve Ruda/Los Angeles Fire Dept.

" Paramedics found the worst case scenario for firefighters-young children with gunshot wounds that are very extremely dangerous." Track 4 Authorities later discovered a van they believed Buford ditched before car jacking a vehicle.it was filled with ammunition. They later spotted the hijacked vehicle at a nearby hotel where the search goes on. Stand-up Four of the five victims remain hospitalized this morning. The most seriously wounded a five-year-old boy is in critical condition after six hours of surgery. Doctors say he's got a fair chance of recovery. Terisa Estacio, CBS News, Los Angeles.))

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On the same day gunfire erupted in Los Angeles, Virginia's educators were talking about keeping violence out the classroom at a
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seminar sponsored by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley spoke at the seminar and wants to develop a mentoring program to curb trouble in classrooms.
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((MARK EARLEY/ATTORNEY GENERAL: UNLESS EACH ONE OF US TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR A CHILD THAT IS NOT OUR OWN, WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS IN AMERICA AND THEY'RE GOING TO GET WORSE AND WORSE AND WORSE.))
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Educators also discussed crisis management, and legal issues involved in dealing with potentially violent students.
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Roanoke County supervisors got some good and bad news at their most recent meeting.
Safety improvements on I-81 may come sooner than expected.
But work on a new school for Roanoke County has stopped and the price tag is growing.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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((With the recent rash of accidents... some fatal, some causing massive traffic backups, Supervisors appealed to Congressman Bob Goodlatte for help.
Goodlatte, who has formed an I-81 task force, says the house has appropriated money that could be available by the end of the year, long before VDOT adds improvements as part of a scheduled widening project.

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(( REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) VA; ONE POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS TO BUILD SOME SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS INTO THE HIGHWAY AS IT EXISTS NOW, IT'S THE FIRST YEAR OF FIVE YEAR PROJECT TO DO THAT. ))
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Goodlatte also brought good news for farmers in his district... saying federal aid for drought stricken farms could be available as early as next month...

But not all the news the Supervisors received at this meeting was good...
They were surprised when School Superintendent Deanna Gordon told them that 28 million is not enough for the new South County High School....
And when Chairman Bob Johnson learned design work on the project has stopped until additional funding is approved, he got mad.

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(( BOB JOHNSON/CHAIRMAN; I'M NOT RUNNING FOR A POPULARITY CONTEST BUT WE'RE GOING TO BUILD THIS SCHOOL... NOW I WANT TO SEE IT BUILT IN A TIMELY FASHION ))
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School officials say the extra cost, as much as five million dollars, comes from adding an auditorium and more classrooms to the project.
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(( MARION ROARK/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN; IT WOULD BE RIDICULOUS TO BUILD A SCHOOL THAT DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH CLASSROOMS OR ENOUGH SPECIAL ED ROOMS, OR ENOUGH SCIENCE ROOMS, SO YOU ARE LOOKING AT MAYBE SOME INCREASING COSTS THERE. ))
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Roark says she doesn't know how much the school will eventually cost in the long run.
[17:21:24] Supervisors approved an additional sixty-seven thousand dollars, enough to get things going again, but said not another penny, until they meet with the school board in two weeks to discuss the overall scope of the project. In Roanoke County, Eric Earnhart, News 7))

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Farmers, warehouse workers and politicians celebrated the 130th opening of the tobacco market in Danville yesterday.
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But the celebration quickly turned to concern because of low prices.
Bales of tobacco sold for an average of a dollar-eighty a pound... compared to a dollar-ninety-three for the same crop last year.
Most of what was sold was premium quality tobacco carried over from last season. This year's crop is expected to arrive on the auction floor later in the week.
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((MEARL WITCHER/TOBACCO FARMER: IF THEY'RE GOING TO BUY ONE-YEAR AGED TOBACCO FOR THE PRICES THAT THEY'RE PAYING NOW, WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO PAY FOR THE NEW?))
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((JOHN GIBSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO. EXTENSION AGENT: MORALE IS NOT VERY GOOD, NATURALLY. AND THAT KIND OF GOES WITH WHAT WE'RE SEEING WITH THE LOW PRICES, THE MORALE GOES THAT WAY ALSO.))
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Farmers say the low prices are another blow in a series of uncertainties this year.
They've had a 35-percent cutback in their quota this year and say that with these prices, their profits will go up in smoke.
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Democratic Congressman Virgil Goode showed up at the tobacco auctions in Danville yesterday, but continued to dodge questions about a possible party switch.
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The fifth district representative offered a speech of encouragement to farmers.
But he refused to speak out on the Republican offer of a seat on the House Appropriations Committee.
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((VIRGIL GOODE/(D) 5TH DISTRICT: I GUESS SOME WOULD SAY IT'S A GOOD THING, SOME WOULD SAY IT'S A BAD THING, TO DO IT ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, BUT I'M JUST GOING TO LOOK AT 2000 WHEN 2000 COMES AND HOPE THAT I'LL BE ABLE TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION.))
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He wouldn't say WHICH party he plans to run for re-election with.
But Goode said he wanted to focus on issues and not partisanship.
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One of the stars of the popular cooking show "Two Fat Ladies" died yesterday.
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Jennifer Paterson lost her battle with lung cancer at age 71.
Paterson and her co-star and friend Clarissa Dickson Wright were actually the main attraction of the outlandish show.
The two colorful chefs became unlikely stars as they toured through the British countryside on Paterson's old Triumph motorcycle.
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In Europe this morning, all eyes are on the sky for the last total eclipse of the millennium.
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This is live video from a few minutes ago in Northern France.
After rushing across parts of Europe and Asia, the Eclipse will end at sunset in the Bay of Bengal (ben-GAWL).
During the eclipse the moon's shadow will sweep in a narrow band across the earth at 15-hundred miles an hour, cutting across continental Europe into central Asia, before sinking at sunset inthe Bay of Bengal (ben-GAWL).
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After years of road and subdivision-development, one new book predicts a bleak future for the scenic roadway that's one of the region's biggest tourist draws.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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((The Blue Ridge Parkway attracts millions of visitors to Virginia every year. But a new book called Blue Ridge 2020: An Owner's Manual says within the next few years, development and environmental issues like air pollution will affect it's natural beauty.

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Tourists visiting the Parkway bring in 270 million dollars a year.
But with new development replacing the natural environment, some worry about what could come in the future.

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((HOUCH MEDFORD/EXEC. DIR. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY FOUNDATION: WHEN THOSE SCENIC VIEWS ARE COMPROMISED BY DEVELOPMENT PEOPLE WILL NO LONGER VISIT THE PARKWAY AND THAT WILL HAVE A DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON THE LOCAL ECONOMY.))
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A larger population means more roads, buildings, and fewer trees. But is there something that can be done to stop future problems?

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Nash says Blue Ridge 2020 is a book that clarifies the solutions - that could help the famous parkway in the future. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

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In sports, Salem and Myrtle Beach meet in a Carolina League showdown.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Roanoke County School Superintendent Deanna Gordon told supervisors yesterday that 28 million is not enough for the new South County High School and work has temporarily stopped.
School officials say the extra cost, as much as five million dollars, comes from adding an auditorium and more classrooms to the project.
Supervisors approved an additional sixty-seven thousand dollars, enough to get things going again, but said not another penny, until they meet with the school board in two weeks to discuss the overall scope of the project.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


One of the region's biggest tourist draws faces a bleak future, according to a new book.
Blue Ridge 2020: An Owner's Manual says within the next few years, development and environmental issues like air pollution will affect it's natural beauty.
Tourists visiting the Parkway bring in 270 million dollars a year.
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(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]