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Coming up on News 7,

Officials at "Explore Park" say a major piece of history is missing.
We'll tell you why they're desperate to recruit African-Americans.
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And...reaction from the Southside to Friday's decision involving Big Tobacco.
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In sports, Scores and highlights from Major League Baseball we'll visit the chess tournament at the Commonwealth games.
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And Ron Hornaday takes his first ride to victory lane in a Busch race.
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((WE'RE REALLY CONCERNED AND WE REALLY WANT AFRICAN AMERICANS TO BECOME PART OF THE EXPERIENCE))
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Virginia Explore Park says it's in desperate need of black interpreters.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.







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The opening of a new exhibit focusing on the contributions of African Americans -- has brought to light the need for black employees at Explore Park.
As Joy Sutton reports - it's an issue park officials say needs be put to rest.
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The story of the bateau men is one deeply rooted in black history.
Both free blacks and slaves transported goods on Virginia's rivers, playing a crucial role in the states economy.
And that's why Virginia Explore Park officials say the wanted to have this exhibit at the park.
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((ROGER ELLMORE/EXECUTIVE DIR. EXPLORE PARK: ONE OF THINGS THAT WE WERE LOOKING AT AT EXPLORE PARK IS TO EXPAND THE THINGS THAT WE OFFER. ONE OF THE REAL HOLES THAT WE HAD IN OUR EXPERIENCE WAS THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. SO THE BATEAU EXHIBIT WAS OUR ATTEMPT TO INTRODUCE AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY INTO EXPLORE PARK))
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But Park officials say there's still something missing -- black interpreters to convery the story to visitors.
Doctor Reginald Shareef, the consultant for the exhibit says, it's disappointing.
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((DR. REGINALD SHAREEF/EXHIBIT CONSULTANT: YOU LOSE A LOT OF AUTHENTICITY WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE AFRICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE HERE NOT ONLY TELLING THE STORY BUT SHAPING THE STORY)) [RUNS09]
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((JOY SUTTON REPORTING: THE BATEAU EXHIBIT ISN'T THE ONLY AREA WHERE THERE IS A LACK OF BLACK INTERPRETERS, IN FACT THERE AREN'T ANY BLACKS WORKING IN ANY CAPACITY AT VIRGINIA EXPLORE PARK AND SOME SAY THAT'S REASON FOR CONCERN. )) [RUNS11]
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((ROGER ELLMORE/EXECUTIVE DIR. VIRGINIA EXPLORE PARK:WE HAVE ABOUT 25 PERCENT OF THE SCHOOL POPULATION IS AFRICAN AMERICAN AND IT'S DIFFICULT SOMETIMES FOR THEM TO RELATE TO THE EXPERIENCE IF THEY DON'T SEE AFRICAN AMERICANS ON SITE. THAT'S WHY WE THINK IT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE AFRICAN AMERICANS HER AND SO WHEN WE DON'T HAVE THAT IT REALLY SORT OF PUT HOLE IN OUR PROGRAMMING)) [RUNS16]
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The Park says it hopes to soon have black interpreters telling these stories -- but for now can only continue its search for those employees, who will make the historic scene complete.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))

















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Many farmers who rely on tobacco to pay their bills are deeply concerned by Friday's decision involving a Miami jury.
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The jury ordered Big Tobacco to pay 145- BILLION dollars to sick Florida smokers.
The jury ruled tobacco companies deceived and harmed smokers- and today they ruled the industry must pay.
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It could be years before anyone sees any money from the ruling.
Tobacco companies plan appeals that could take decades.
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Some Giles County residents are being warned to boil their water before they drink it.
About 100 customers of Edgewood Water company are affected. The company gets its water from a 60-year-old well in northern Giles County.
The owner says samples sent to the state Health Department have tested positive for fecal matter.
The owner says he's increased the use of chlorine to purify the water.

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The National Weather Service says July temperatures have been four degrees cooler than normal.
And while cooler summer temperatures are good news for homeowners - some, like air conditioner repairmen, say the lower numbers are putting the freeze on their workloads.
Some Virginia power companies say they've noticed the decrease in air conditioner usage .. Statewide, power consumption is down from last year .. and so are the number of house calls utility repairmen have to make.

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A Roanoke man is cruising in style - and for free! We'll tell you why.
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.. and a former police officer is "holding up" people's attentions.
Meet him next on News 7.
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Radar and Valley Metro will now be working together to expand public transportation in Roanoke County.
Radar, which is a transportation service, will act as a feeder service for Valley Metro.
Starting Tuesday, Radar will start the first of two new routes.
The orange line will provide service between Tanglewood mall and Lewis Gale hospital down the 4-19 corridor.
And the yellow line, starting July 25th, will extend service from Spartan Square in Salem to the Valley Tech Industrial Park.

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A Roanoke man is crusing in a brand new car he won off the Internet.
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Wayne Sanburn won this 2-thousand Toyota Camry.
He says all he did was respond to a national e-mail contest from auto-by-tel-dot-com urging him try his on-sceen key to see if it matched the key on the web site.
And with the click of a button, Sanburn was winner.
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Sanburn got to choose his vehicle-- with a few restrictions.
The car had to be offered by auto-by-tel and had to cost less than 30-thousand dollars.
Sanburn picked up his car at the Shelor Toyota dealership in Christiansburg yesterday.
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A former police officer is turning heads in downtown Roanoke.
Ron Virt's artwork is the focus of a special exhibit in Roanoke's History Museum of Western Virginia.
Tina Tenret introduces us to the artist in this week's Virginia Profile.
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But from his coffee shop table, Ron Virts chases more than street scenes. He captures confederate gunboats.
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((VIRTS: I HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE LOOK AT MY PAINTINGS TODAY AND SAY IS THAT THE MONITOR OR THE MERRIMAC? THEY HAVE NO IDEA THE CONFEDERATES LAID DOWN 50 GUNBOATS AND 21 OF THEM SAW ACTION. BUTT BUTT BUTT THIS PARTICULAR SHIP HERE AND THE THIRD OF THE PRINTS, THE CSS ALABAMA, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS A TALL SHIP AND HAD THE PRIVELEGE OF SINKING MORE UNION SUPPLIES THAN ANY OTHER SHIP IN HISTORY.))
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Virts started out thinking he would paint all 21 battleships in a year. Six years later, he's only halfway done.
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Virts also restores other people's art. The former cop taught himself to paint when his health went bad. Now he charges 700-dollars for a framed painting. This month they're showcased in the History Museum of Western Virginia.
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((CENTER IN THE SQUARE IS ONE OF THE NICEST PLACES IN VIRGINIA THIS SIDE OF RICHMOND. AND IT'S SUCH AN HONOR TO HAVE MY PAINTINGS THERE. BUTT BUTT BUTT THE PAINTINGS THAT ARE THERE HAD ALREADY BEEN SOLD SO I HAVE TO GO ALL OVER THREE STATES TO GET EM BACK TO DO THE SHOW.))
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Someday Ron Virts hopes to teach children to paint -- but first, he wants to gain ground on a few more of those gunboats.
Tina Tenret News7.))





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This month... mankind made another small step towards breaking through to the final frontier.
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In this week's Virginia Newsreel, we'll take a look back at decades of space exploration some say is out of this world.
Stay with us.

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The recent launch of an international space station module is just one of many significant events in July.
In this week's Newsreel Keith Humphrey takes us through some of the biggest events that some say are out of this world.
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It was a feat of awesome proportions.
Even as the world watched Neil Armstrong take the first step on the moon... to many - it represented U-S victory in the race with the Soviet Union for historic firsts in space.
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In 1963, President Kennedy told the United Nations that space exploration should NOT be a matter of national competition -
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Kennedy said it was fiscally practical for the USSR and America to join scientific forces rather than duplicate research and construction.
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Nine years later - President Reagan [Show Zvezda animation from SPACE REEL tape at 17:24, 17:42, 17:48] would have a new challenge for some of America's brightest minds. The directive would again bring about international cooperation.
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NASA is much closer to realizing Reagan's goal - after the launch of the Zvezda (z-VEZZ-duh) Service Module which lifted off from Russian soil last week.
Zvezda will be the core of a U-S -led space station project involving 16 nations.
Though there are concerns about Russia's reliability - [ZVEZDA ON LAUNCH PAD - THEN BRING UP LAUNCH AUDIO] Zvezda's set to dock next week.
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Nasa says the first live crew could arrive at the station in October.
That's Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry. ))

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And coming up, Ron Hornaday takes the checkered flag in a Busch Race a close look at the chess competition at the Commonwealth games.
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And from organizer to participant Denise Allen has that story on Stu Israel.
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Ron Hornaday made his first trip to victory lane in the busch series today winning the Econolodge 200 at Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
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Hornaday was strong all day long and he was the leader with 38 laps to go. Points leader Jeff Green was running second but on a caution with 30 laps to go Green went to the pits for fresh tires.

Hornaday stayed on the track and he would hold off the field for his first win in the Busch series.
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((RON HORNADAY/ECONOLODGE 200 WINNER: NEVER THOUGHT THE BUSCH SERIES WAS EASY I DROVE A COUPLE OF CARS LAST YEAR DALE AND TERESA GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO DRIVE SOME. THIS HAS BEEN THE TOUGHEST STRONGEST YEAR I TELL YOU WHAT GOODYEAR CAME OUT WITH A DIFFERENT TIRE AND WE'RE FINALLY LEARNING IT. TOOK THIS LONG BUT I TELL YOU WHAT THESE GUYS NEVER SAY DIE.))
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Elton Sawyer was second followed by Jason Keller, Jeff Green and Kyle Petty finished fifth.


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The Atlanta Braves scratched out a pair of ninth inning runs to beat Tampa Bay 6 to 4.
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Kevin Milwood on the mound for the Braves.
Andruw Jones would give the Braves the lead in the third when he belted this two run homer over the left centerfield wall to make the score 2 to nothing Braves.
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Jones would continue to lead the Brave offense. In the fifth he gets all of this pitch sending it over the left field wall for another two run homer Atlanta led 4 to nothing and the Braves win it 6 to 4.
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Interleague play continued in the Majors this afternoon lets check out some of the scores.
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Stu Israel has been involved in the Roanoke sports scene for sometime. During his stint with Virginia Amateur Sports he was involved with the Commonwealth Games.
Now as Denise Allen reports he's gone from organizing the events to competing in them all in the name of charity and good health.
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Eight months later Stu Israel has lost more than seventy pounds, runs six days a week, and can tie his shoes easily.
Stu is the Marketing and Development Coordinator for Good Samaritan Hospice. His work was another reason he saw the need to change his life.
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His boss planted the marathon seed.
Last year, at 51, Stu competed in some shorter races in the senior games in Richmond.
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He signed up for the 26.2 mile race and committed himself to raise four thousand dollars for the Arthritis Foundation.
He'll be making the trip to the Honolulu, Hawaii, with other Southwest Virginians, participating in the foundation's Joints In Motion program.
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While the training and dieting has changed his appearance, there have been some more subtle changes that may be even more important.
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Stu is a novice runner and plans to cross the finish line of the Honolulu Marathon by both walking and running the race.
And when all is said and done he'll have helped others by helping himself.))


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Subtle moves can make all the difference in a game no matter what sport you're playing.
In this particular game all the moves are subtle, but each move often speaks volumns.
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Chess has been a staple of the Commonwealth Games for about eight years.
The scholastic competition was yesterday, but many of those school children showed up today to give the adults some stiff competition.
Chess is a growing passtime among the young.
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This is a United States Chess Federation rated tournament, so a win in the Commonwealth Games could help improve a player's national ranking.

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Two area basketball players were part of a team that finished fifth at the U-S-A Junior Nationals.
Chad Myers from William Byrd and Daniel Quesenberry of Floyd County were on the Virginia Maryland team that finished with a 9 and 3 record.
The team was fifth out of 42 teams.


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