A weekend retreat in Roanoke County ends in tragedy. The story tonight.

Larry Flynt's daughter speaks locally against pornography. Details tonight.
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Just ahead on NEWS 7.
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Her father made millions off Hustler magazine-- but Tonya Flynt- Vega tells a Roanoke County audience why she wants nothing to do with the empire her father created.
And-- officials search for answers after a little boy apparently drowns at a weekend retreat.
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In sports, NBA playoffs hit the hard wood again today, highlights from the Heat and Knicks game, words from dale Earnhardt junior on his big win at Richmond,
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and the Craftsman Trucks were in action today, driving a little to close for comfort, highlights in sports.
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An 8 year old boy dies while on a religious retreat in Roanoke County.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.



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The little boy was attending a weekend outing with his step father and two brothers when he was discovered missing, yesterday afternoon
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Authorities say he was later found in the swimming pool at the Church of God State Offices.
The boy died later at a local hospital. Just what happened is still a mystery -- since church officials say the pool is surrounded by a gate and is always locked.
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Parris says the boy was exceptional in a number of ways because he had a passion for the lord.
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The boy was attending the retreat with various congregations from across Virginia.
He and his family belonged to a church in Virginia Beach.
Authorities do not suspect foul play -- and are waiting on autopsy results to determine the cause of death.
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She's the daughter of the infamous Larry Flynt -- founder and publisher of Hustler Magazine.
But Tonya Flynt-Vega doesn't support her father's business -- in fact, she's out to put an end to pornography all together.
Today she was in Roanoke County spreading her message.
Joy Sutton has more.
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Tonya Flynt-Vega is not just speaking out against pornography -- she's also airing the families dirty laundry -- about how her father Larry Flynt allegedly molested her -- and exposed her to violent hard core pornography as a little girl.
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Flynt-Vega told the congregation of First Century Community church -- that it was her faith in God that helped her overcome the emotional and physical abuse from her father.
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Flynt-Vega says she started her crusade after she saw the movie -- the People versus Larry Flynt -- which she felt glamorized the porn industry and made her father out to be a hero.
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Vega has teamed up with gospel artist Joani Tabor to promote family decency in America.
And it's a message many say needs to be heard.
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Vega says she loves her father -- but she will always be against his pornography -- something she says has destroyed her family -- and left her scared emotionally for life.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke County.))
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Flynt-Vega also has a book out about her story called "Hustled My Journey From Fear to Faith".























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A former state delegate will serve three years probation for cocaine possession.
38- year old Lawrence Douglas Wilder Junior was sentenced Friday as part of a plea agreement.
Wilder is the son of former Governor Doug Wilder.



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Native American culture filled the Explore Park in Roanoke County this weekend.
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It was all part of the Native American Pow Wow.
There was a T-P village, Native American clothes and jewelry for sale.
And, even buffalo burgers for a small price.
Aztec dancers performed a traditional dance-- as others played the drum.
The festivities wrapped up at six.
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The Big Game lottery may have some competition.
On Wednesday-- the Virginia lottery is expected to climb to about 12 and a half million dollars.
That's because nobody correctly picked all six numbers last night.
Right now, the top prize for Tuesday night's Big Game drawing is estimated at 300- million dollars-- making it the largest lottery jackpot in history.



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Still ahead on News 7, Media coverage over a same sex couple attending Floyd County's Prom didn't sit well with some viewers.
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And it may look like a chemical spill in Pittsylvania County but it's actually training for the real thing. The story when we return.
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The Blue Knights is a group comprised of police officers.
Today they were playing poker to raise money for the Danville/ Martinsville Cancer Association.
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The Blue Knights has more than 100-thousand members worldwide.
Today-- more than one hundred bikers took part in the local charity.
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The viewer mail last week focused on our coverage of the Floyd County high school prom.
Here's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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((A female student's decision to take her girlfriend to the Floyd County High School prom brought cameras to the school that night...and a long letter from a resident, [Dan Snellings, Floyd] criticizing contemporary journalism.
"Except for the initial miscommunication between the student and the school administration, which could have been resolved without the help of the ACLU, there was, and has been nothing to report. But what about the angry citizens of Floyd that could be produced to give credence to this media attention? It is my contention that if you beat the bushes hard enough, and if you use enough inflammatory language, you will be successful in finding people with opinions on controversial issues. Instead of trying to defuse a controversy they help to create, the local news media fanned the flames of discontent while standing gleefully by ready to film whomever it consumed."
Another viewer [Brad Warstler, Floyd] wrote:
"It seems to me that if you were going to do a piece about the same sex couple going to the senior prom at Floyd County High School you would interview people on both sides of the issue rather than just one interview with one narrow-minded county supervisor...There are plenty of folks up here in Floyd who applaud Ms. Lapine for her courage and who have no fear that the free world will collapse if she and her date go to the prom."
The address for letters to News-7 is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
The fax number is 343-7269.
The email address is news@wdbj7.com.
And to take part in a moderated online forum, visit our website, wdbj7.com.
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She was criticized for photos of her children...
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Coming up... we'll introduce you to national photographer, Sally Mann, and show you why she's chosen the South for her latest art collection.
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National photographer Sally Mann raised eyebrows in the early 90's for some of her photographs.
Now the woman who makes her home in Lexington--- is capturing the South.


Ellen Qualls has her story in this week's Virginia Profile.
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(( Shocking.
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Images of Sally Mann's three children were beautiful art to some -- almost pornography to others.
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But Sally Mann is back, with a new focus -- this time looking for the sexy and the passionate -- but looking in the landscapes of her native South.
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Part of the secret is her antique collodian wet plate process.
"The Family and the Land" is one of Mann's only shows outside New York.
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Sally Mann's hoping the art world will be ambushed by them too.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))


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We start with the NBA playoffs. In the East, Miami played host to the New York Knicks.
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The Heat eliminated by New York each of the past two years in the playoffs, losing to end that streak in this series.

Letrell Sprewell makes the nice move and scores on this drive but Jamal Mashburn held him in check, holding Spree to just 11 points.
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NASCAR's Craftsman Truck Series invaded Gateway International Raceway today for the ram Tough 200.
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Today's race was basically a one man show as Jack Sprague and the GMAC Chevrolet lead 146 of the 160 circuits around the 1.25 mile superspeedway. His nearest challenge was seven seconds back and that was Ridgeway's own Jimmy Hensley, who finished second. Only three cautions on the day.
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Randy Tolsma was third, Greg Biffle fourth, and Joe Ruttman fifth. Points leader Mike Wallace was seventh and maintains his points lead. Coy Gibbs was 32nd.

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The Winston Cup race schedule resumes May 20th at Lowes Motor Speedway for the Winston.
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Last night Dale Earnhardt Junior passed his good friend Matt Kenseth, but took the lead for good coming out of the pits when he bumped leader Tony Stewart. Little E held off Terry Labonte to win the Pontiac Excitement 400.
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Bobby Labonte is still the points leader, just three points up on ward Burton.

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The Roanoke Steam watched its record fall to 0-and-4 on the season last night. But Mike Stevens says with the exception of the final score, management was pleased with the team's home debut.
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(( If you missed the first home game in Roanoke Steam history you missed a scoreboard explosion that looked more like a misprint than an actual matchup. ((TOMMY BENIZIO:)) Five thousand vocal locals who attended the opener got to experience 114 points worth of offense. They also got to see an entertaining concept that has a real chance to catch on and attract a faithful if not curious following in southwest Virginia. ((TOMMY BENIZIO:)) Former Hokie Al Clark was benched in his Star City debut in favor of Will Burch. That was a little disappointing for Clark's former Tech teammate John Engelberger who was in the house for the game. Big John says his three day mini-camp experience in San Francisco went well. ((JOHN ENGELBERGER:)) The Steam will be back in the Civic Center next Saturday night, May 13th taking on Jacksonville. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))




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In Major League Baseball, the Braves and Phillies would battle in hot-lanta. Atlanta pitcher Terry Mullholland left the game after three and a half innings. He complained of having trouble breathing. He was taken to Piedmont hospital.
Mike Leberthal matched a career high with four hits, incuding this homer in the top of the fourth, Phillies beat Atlanta 7-4, now you numbers.
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