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A small plane crashes in Lexington.

Also coming up on NEWS 7:
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After an all-night search failed to turn up anything, missing hiker Michael Sharov shows up at the Airport.
We'll hear from him in a moment.
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In sports, Steve Mason has a report on the latest Crowell earning respect at the University of Virginia.
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And so far no word on whether Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech will make up the B-C-A bowl game later this season.
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The big story continues to be the showers moving across the area...Will it affect our upcoming Holiday weekend.. I'll tell you coming up....

[Plane-Crash]


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A small plane has crashed in the city of Lexington.
Witnesses say the plane went down at about 5:30, close to the center of the city.
One caller said the single engine plane circled around the city, lost part of a wing, and then went down.
Other callers say parts of the plane landed in people's yards, and one piece hit a fraternity house.
We have no idea yet whether anyone has been hurt.
And we don't know where the plane was coming from.
Emergency crews are on the scene and have blocked off the area.

[Hiker-Found]


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A missing hiker says he took a wrong turn on the Appalachian trail and wound up at the Roanoke Airport. Michael Sharov says he would have stopped to tell people he was all right, but he's not a people person.
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Tina Tenret is at the airport. Tina, where is Sharov now?
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[Missing-Hiker]


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Search and rescue teams spent the last 24 hours scouring the mountains in four counties.
Marya Jones talked to them about today's unexpected outcome as they packed up to go home.
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[Neely]


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Talk about a long way around to catch a plane....
Former Christiansburg Attorney Keith Neely found it can take two MONTHS to get from here to Morgantown, West Virginia... by government aircraft.
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Neely has served more than half his 10-year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering, but he's still fighting the government- -hoping to win a new trial.
Neely will be back in federal court two weeks from today.
Last year when federal Marshals returned him to the federal pen in Morgantown, they took him first to the Regional Jail in Lexington where they held him a week, then took him to Lewisburg where he caught the airlift to Oklahoma City. They kept him there for six weeks before sending him to Lewisburg, PENNSYLVANIA where he spent a week in maximum security, before they drove him to Morgantown.
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The attorney assisting Neely with the case says the entire trip took more than two months, and Neely had pay his own way
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((AND HE HAD TO PUT UP $5,000, AND MY GOODNESS ON THE RETURN TRIP THEY TOOK HIM EVERYWHERE, AND HE DID GET A RETURN ON THAT MONEY.))
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In the end the trip cost him 16-hundred dollars.
The judge signed an order last week directing the Marshal Service to bring Neely from Morgantown "by the most direct and expeditious manner" for the hearing on September 13th.
U-S Marshal Larry Maddox says this time he hopes they'll transport Neely by car. Before Neely leaves Morgantown, though, he'll have to post 3-thousand dollars for the trip.

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A Roanoke businesswoman who broke gender barriers has died.
Still ahead on News 7, we remember Marilyn Curtis.
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And the Roanoke County steel plant hit by fire is gradually reopening. Investigators say they now know how the blaze started.
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[Reform-Party]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The civil war for control of the national Reform Party rages on.. and a battle today in Lynchburg's federal court failed to settle the outcome.
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Steve Smallshaw is here to tell us why a judge decided not step in between the two men who claim to be the party's presidential candidate.
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Keith, Judge Norman Moon decided it was not within his federal jurisdiction to stop one side from representing itself as the real Reform Party.. so the scene now shifts to an as yet undetermined STATE court.
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(( After a split convention in Long Beach, California, both Pat Buchanan and John Hagelin stepped out and declared THEY were the real presidential nominee of the Reform Party of America.
In fact there are TWO Reform Partys.. the one Buchanan took over after bolting the G-O-P and the anti- Buchanan faction which Hagelin represents.
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((RONN YOUNG/HAGELIN SUPPORTER: TO ME, PAT BUCHANAN IS SYNONYMOUS WITH THE WORDS "HIJACK, HIJACK". BECAUSE THIS IS AN ATTEMPT FOR HIM TO NOT ONLY HIJACK THE 12-POINT-6 MILLION DOLLARS BUT IT'S AN ATTEMPT TO HIJACK THE STRUCTURE OF THE REFORM PARTY.))
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The twelve million is federal campaign funding that goes to whichever man the Federal Election Commission decides is the REAL Reform Party candidate.
Not content to wait for the F-E-C, Buchanan's attorneys were asking a federal judge here to order Hagelin to stop representing himself as the party's nominee.. they say it's Hagelin, not Buchanan, who's destroying the party.
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((PAT CHOATE/BUCHANAN SUPPORTER: THEY DO NOT WANT THE DISPUTE RESOLVED UNTIL AFTER NOVEMBER. THEY'RE ATTEMPTING TO GET PAT BUCHANAN FROM GETTING THE 12-POINT-6 OF CAMPAIGN MONEY. WHAT THEY'RE ATTEMPTING TO DO THERE IS TO GUARANTEE THAT THE REFORM PARTY WILL NOT GET FIVE PERCENT OF THE VOTE.))
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((JIM MANGIA/HAGELIN SUPPORTER: SO THE ISSUE IS THAT IT'S PAT BUCHANAN WHO IS DRAGGING THE PARTY DOWN, SO WE HAVE TO GET RID OF PAT BUCHANAN SO WE CAN REBUILD THE PARTY AND COME UP TO OUR NINE TO TEN PERCENT IN THE POLLS.))
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That five percent is crucial, because a party must pull at least that much of the vote to qualify for federal funding in the next election.
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Who gets THIS year's money is still up in the air.. the F-E-C should decide within the next couple of weeks. Keith?

[R&B]


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High speed internet access and new jobs are coming to the Roanoke Valley.
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R-and-B Communications will provide access that's 40 times faster than standard dial up service.
It's called Rapid Digital Subscriber Line otherwise known as D-S-L.
It uses the existing copper telephone wiring to deliver high speed data services to businesses and homes.
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((ALLEN LAYMAN/R&B COMMUNICATIONS PRES.: IT WORKS IN CONJUNCTION YOU CAN STILL TALK ON YOUR TELEPHONE AND BE ON THE INTERNET AT THE SAME TIME.))
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The company also announced plans to construct a new four and a half million dollar facility next to their current building.
The new building will bring 100 new jobs to the area.
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[eDan]


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The Dan River Region is also getting high-speed, high-tech internet service.
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The Future of the Piedmont Foundation is calling it "e-Dan." Some business leaders say this will help transform Southside along with a new post graduate center called The Dan River Institute.
That's the mission and partnership between Virginia Tech, Averett College and Danville Community College.
Virginia Tech President Charles Steger was invited to Averett College for a conference this afternoon and talked about the high speed internet service.
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((CHARLES STEGER/VA. TECH PRES. WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO PUT IN PLACE HERE VERY FEW PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE. THIS WILL HELP CREATE NEW BUSINESSES IT WILL BE ONE FACTOR IN TURNING THE ECONOMY AROUND.))
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E-Dan and the Dan River Institute are expected to be up and running in one year.
The foundation says it needs more money to get the projects completed.
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[Stocks]


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Profit-taking sent Blue Chips lower today. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW lost 112-points, but NASDAQ gained 22.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index rose nearly a point.
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[Curtis]


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Marilyn Curtis distinguished herself in public life and private business.
The former Roanoke City School Board member and longtime funeral home director died this morning at the age of 74.
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Marilyn Curtis was active in the Roanoke PTA before she joined the School Board in 1988. She served nine years.
Curtis was also well- known as a principal in the Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. She was the first female President of the Virginia Morticians Association, and held leadership positions in a long list of business, civic and community groups.
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Curtis is survived by her husband and four children. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

[Hancock-Fire]


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The Roanoke County Fire Marshall says sparks from welding led to the fire at Hancock Steel.
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Officials say welders were working on the roof at the time the fire began.
Sparks floated into a tank and ignited paint fumes.
The plant was closed for several days following the fire, but sections around the damage have since reopened .
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[Sports Tease]


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And coming up in sports, Virginia Tech is waiting on the official word as to whether or not they will play Georgia Tech in the B-C-A bowl game at the end of the season.
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And there's another Crowell making a name for himself this year for the Virginia Cavaliers Steve Mason will have more.
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[S-BCA]


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It continues to look like there is no chance the rained out BCA Bowl will be rescheduled. A formal announcement stating that the game is officially dead is still expected to come by the end of the week. And the players now understand why making the game up in December would not serve a purpose.
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[S-Crowell]


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UVa sophomore Angelo Crowell is the younger brother of UVa's second all time leading receiver and now Detroit Lion Germane Crowell. Steve Mason has more on two siblings that are redefining the term brotherly love.
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((George Welsh has come out of the Scott Stadium tunnel with both of them and feels he knows them well. ((:))
From 1995 through 1997 Germane wracked up over 21 hundred receiving yards and 19 touchdown catches. Of course off the field he and little brother are quite similar. ((:))
Both Crowells have a lot to smile about these days. Germane led Detroit in touchdown receptions last season. Angelo earned a starting linebacking job this Saturday against BYU thanks in large part to his spring ball performance. Watching big brother in the pros is part of his success.
((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Angelo recorded a team high 11 tackles in the spring game ((NAT sound))
and while he has established himself as a big time hitter, using his head to think rather than thump opposing players is where he's made the most strides. ((:)) ((:))
Angelo and the Cavalier kick off the 200 season at 3:30 against BYU and big brother will be watching. Steve Mason n

ews 7 sports.))[S-Hillcats]


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Our 2 local Carolina League teams are wrapping up great seasons. Salem has the second best record in the league.


A win for Lynchburg tonight in Salem or Wilmington loss will clinch the second half title of the Northern Division for the Hillcats.
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Salem's Josh Bard will not play tonight. Bard has been called up to the Rockies Triple A team in Colorado Springs.