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News 7 at eleven is next-
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The latest on a plane crash in Roanoke County that killed a local man-
A curfew in Southside? We'll tell you what's being proposed.
Plus the GOP convention brings on Republican women on day two of the convention.
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and we'll talk live with Governor George Allen who's in San Diego.
News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good evening.
A plane crash on Catawba Mountain overnight kills a Vinton pilot.
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Investigators still don't know what caused the crash that killed Praveen
(Busk-AIRin) Bhaskaran.


Witnesses say the plane crashed in heavy fog and rain.
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Yesterday's rain is still causing problems for some apartment dwellers in Rocky Mount.
This building's foundation was weakened, the walls shifted and caused lots of water damage.
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And we'll tell you about Martinsville's possible plans to curb teen crime.
Could a curfew be the answer?
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Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Plane-Crash


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Federal investigators are now trying to determine what caused a small plane to crash in Roanoke County overnight.
The single engine Beechcraft went down on Catawba Mountain killing the pilot, Praveen (Busk-AIR-in) Bhaskaran of Vinton.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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((The plane crashed about four miles north of the Roanoke Regional Airport shortly after the pilot abandoned an approach there.
Randy Pratt heard the plane overhead.
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((RANDY PRATT: THE ENGINE SOUNDED LOWER RPMS LIKE IT WAS GOING IN FOR A LANDING. IT WAS A DIFFERENT SOUND FROM THE NORMAL PITCH OF THE ENGINE YOU WOULD HEAR. THE CRASH WAS JUST AS I RECALL PRETTY BLUNT. MAYBE CRUNCHING THE TREES ALMOST LIKE A CAR ACCIDENT.))
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Praveen Bhaskaran was an experienced pilot. He was carrying bank documents on a regular flight between Charlotte and Roanoke.
The single engine Beech Bonanza went down in the steep terrain near McAfee's Knob.
Witnesses said the plane crashed in heavy rain and fog, but investigators aren't offering an early conclusions on the cause.
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((RANDI KUKLA/NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: I'M GOING TO BE REVIEWING THE PILOT'S RECORDS, THE MAINTENANCE RECORDS. YOU LOOK AT ALL DIFFERENT ASPECTS, THE HUMAN, THE MACHINE AND THE ENVIRONMENT. YOU DON'T RULE ANYTHING OUT. YOU JUST REVIEW ALL OF THE FACTS. IT'S KIND OF A FACT- GATHERING PROCESS AT THIS TIME.))
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Investigators will spend a second day at the site, but it could be six months before their report is complete and nine months before the National Transportation Safety Board rules on the likely cause of this crash.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

GOP


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Republicans are shifting their focus- tonight attacking the Clinton agenda.
The keynote speaker- Congresswoman Susan Molinari from New York.
Regina Blakely reports from the GOP convention in San Diego.
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((Midway through the GOP convention was meant to make two points- first, assure Americans Republicans are listening to the issues, small business, education, crime, while at the same time; painting Bill Clinton as the villian on each and every one.
This on health care reform.
SEN. BILL FRIST/R-TENN: BILL CLINTON WANT'S TO PLAY POLITICS WITH MEDICARE. AND ON WELFARE REFORM.
GOV. TOMMY THOMPSON/R-WISCONSIN: THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION HAS DODGED THE DRAFT HE SAID HE WOULD END WELFARE AS WE KNOW IT BUT IT TOOK BOB DOLE AND REPUBLICANS TO DO IT.
And as the candidate watched and in keeping with their made for television scheme, Republicans used Clinton's own words againt him.
CLINTON: YOU MAY THINK I RAISED TOO MUCH. IT MAY SURPRISE YOU TO KNOW I THINK I RAISED YOUR TAXES TOO MUCH TOO.
And to drive the point home, pulled words from average Americans.
I DON'T KNOW WHY BILL CLINTON DOES WHAT HE DOES. THE ATTACKS WERE PURPOSELY LEFT UP TO EVERYONE EXCEPT THE PERCEIVED PARTY PIT BULL. A NEWT GINGRICH VIDEO MEANT TO SOFTEN HIS IMAGE, AND AN ENTIRE PRODUCTION MEANT TO SOFTEN THE PARTY'S IMAGE.
But the night was also meant to combat the gender gap, and with Mrs. Dole and her husband's running mate watching- the 38 year old New York Representative and new mother, appealed to those women leaning to Clinton in the keynote address.

SOT REP. SUSAN MOLANARI/R-NY: LET US LOOK DEEP INTO THE EYES OF OUR CHILDREN

AND LISTEN HARD TO THE SMALL STILL VOICE, FOR WE MUST ELECT A PRESIDENT NOT JUST FOR OUR GENERATION BUT FOR GENERATION TO COME. REGINA BLAKELY/SAN DIEGO: BUT THAT ASIDE.... THIS CONVENTION HAS SO FAR GONE COMPLETELY ACCORDING TO SCRIPT... ALLOWING DOLE TO FOCUS ON HIS ECONOMIC MESSAGE.. AND THE MESSAGE HE WILL DELIVER FROM THE PODIUM THURSDAY NIGHT. REGINA BLAKELY, CBS NEWS, SAN DIEGO.))


Allen


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this needs super info
Virginia's Governor is at the GOP Convention-
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George Allen has just left the convention hall- and joins us now from San Diego-
Governor Allen- Thanks for joining us-
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POSSIBLE QUESTIONS:
((Virginians have historically voted for Republicans- yet the latest News 7 Mason Dixon poll showed Dole with just a two percent lead over Clinton- with ten percent of voters still undecided?
Why such a slim lead for Dole for starters?
And do you think this 15 percent across the board tax cut Dole is proposing will get the swing vote in Virginia?
Do you think the tax cut is feasible?
Do you think Jack Kemp will help Dole in Virginia?
What is the atmosphere like there?
What do you think Dole presidency will mean for Virginians?
The Republican Party platform now calls for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion- Dole says he may not necessarily agree with that- Your thoughts on that?))

France-Plane


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Masked thieves held up an Air France Europe plane- that had just landed in Southern France.
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The four thieves rammed a van through a parking lot fence and drove up to the Airbus as it taxied toward the terminal.
The suspects then fired shots toward the cockpit- ordered the pilot to shut off the engine and open the hold where a safe was held.
The men then broke open the safe and took a large amount of cash while the 172 passengers and crew looked on.
The robbers sped off- no one was hurt but the investigation is ongoing.
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London-Landing


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A small private jet crashed onto a busy road near London- slamming into a van and breaking in two.
Amazingly all three people aboard the plane suffered only minor injuries.
Rescue crews had to cut the driver of the van out of his vehicle.
No word on the cause of the crash.
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Emergency-Landing


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Some scary moments for passengers aboard an American airlines jet bound for Switzerland- Smoke in the cockpit forced an emergency landing.
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The 767 left New York's Kennedy Airport bound for Switzerland but instead landed in Nova Scotia just 90- minutes later.
No one was hurt but passengers were stuck in the airport for awhile.
Wiring in the cockpit that heats the windshield caused the smoke.
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Apartment-Flood


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Yesterday's heavy rains tore away the structure of a Rocky Mount apartment building.
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Authorities have condemned this 12-unit building on Greenmeadow Road.
Rainwater washed away soil at the cinderblock foundation.
Police secured the building.
Right now, no one's allowed inside.
The Red Cross found shelter for residents, who were evacuated.
A-and-B Properties of Roanoke owns the building.
The owner says he doesn't know yet what will happen to the apartment house-- but hopes his tenants can get their belongings sometime this week.
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M'ville-Curfew


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Curfews are one way to cut down on teen crime.
Both Roanoke and Danville have city-wide teen curfews.
Now Martinsville MAY join the list.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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(( Be home by midnight--
Kids usually hear that from their parents.
But Martinsville teens may someday also hear it from city officials.
A proposed curfew would affect children 17 and under-- whether they are trouble- makers or not.
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((JAN REED/HENRY CO. JUVENILE COURT SERVICES: IT'S A SHAME, REALLY, THAT 10- PERCENT OR LESS OF THE JUVENILE POPULATION ARE CAUSING THE PROBLEM AND THERE ARE ANOTHER 90-PERCENT PLUS OUT THERE WHO ARE GOOD, LAW ABIDING, QUALITY KIDS. ))
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Thelma Pinkard suggested a curfew after a group of teens threw a rock at her car.
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((THELMA PINKARD/CURFEW ADVOCATE: I BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN NEED DISCIPLINE AND THEY WANT TO KNOW THAT SOMEONE CARES ENOUGH ABOUT THEM TO WANT TO HAVE THEM SAFE AND CLOSE BY. ))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: EVEN THOUGH CITY OFFICIALS ARE JUST CONSIDERING A CURFEW, WE TALKED WITH SOME LOCAL TEENS TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT IT. AND AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT, MOST OF THEM SAY IT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA. ))
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((SHAWN FULLER/16-YEAR-OLD: CURFEW IS LIKE, FOR LITTLE KIDS, NOT FOR ME. I DON'T THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE A CURFEW FOR PEOPLE THAT KNOW HOW TO ACT. ))
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((GEORGETTE JONES/13-YEAR-OLD: I THINK IT'S NOT RIGHT. IT'S NOT FAIR TO US BECAUSE, I MEAN, WE GOT TO HAVE TIME TO HAVE OUR FUN. THEY HAVE TIME TO HAVE THEIRS, BUT WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO HAVE OURS. ))
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The city still has more homework to do on the potential curfew law.
A public forum is planned next month.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Martinsville.))

L'burg-Council


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Lynchburg will soon be home to a new neighborhood pharmacy, and the debate continues over the future of the old city nursing home.
Those were just a few of the items on a packed city council agenda tonight.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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(( This patch of land at one of the city's busiest intersections will soon be home to Lynchburg's first stand- alone Rite- Aid pharmacy.
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((MIKE PACE/DEVELOPER'S ATTORNEY: IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT BUILDING A WALMART OR A SUPER KROGER OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A STRUCTURE THAT'S ONLY SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN YOUR TYPICAL CONVENIENCE STORE.))
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Owners of the nearby Plaza shopping center had opposed rezoning the land, ostensibly because it opens the door for even more development.
The Plaza also happens to be home to the area's only other drug store.
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((GEORGE FRALIN/PLAZA ATTORNEY: THERE IS A COMMERCIAL REASON FOR COMING TO THIS, BUT THERE'S A FURTHER REASON IN NOT KNOWING WHAT'S COMING NEXT.))
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Council approved the rezoning by a 7-0 vote.
And the debate continues to swirl around the old nursing home property on Hollins Mill Road.
The city sold the building to Elderberry Incorporated with the promise it would be torn down.
Now Elderberry wants to sell it to the Jordan Baptist Church, which has no intention of demolishing it.
For now, city officials are holding up those plans.
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((REV. MELVIN CAMPBELL/JORDAN BAPTIST CHURCH: MY QUESTION IS WHY ARE WE BEING SADDLED WITH SUCH UNREASONABLE REQUIREMENTS? IS THIS A NORMAL PRACTICE, DO YOU DO THIS WITH EVERY CHURCH, OR WHAT'S THE SCORE?))
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Council members say they're just protecting the interests of the city and the taxpayers.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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When we return, Patrick will have the forecast,
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and we'll see what a difference the gift of life can mean for one family, as a father donates a kidney to his daughter.
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Neal


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A Pittsylvania County man has given his young daughter the gift of life.
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Two months ago, Ring-gold Fire Chief Mike Neal donated a kidney to his 11- year old daughter.
When Stephanie was two, she was diagnosed with an underdeveloped bladder.
Four years later, the Neals were told Stephanie would eventually need a kidney transplant.
Both parents volunteered, but Mike Neal was selected by doctors as the best candidate.
Since the surgery, Stephanie has gained nearly 20- pounds and can eat and drink almost anything she wants.
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((MIKE NEAL/STEPHANIE'S FATHER:IT'S WONDERFUL TO WAKE UP AND HEAR HER USE THE BATHROOM, A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T THINK ABOUT THAT, YOU TAKE IT FOR GRANTED BUT IT'S A MIRACLE THAT SHE CAN DO THAT, WE'RE VERY TICKLED. STEPHANIE NEAL/DONOR RECIPIENT:I KNEW I WOULD GET WELL, BUT I DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD DO THIS MUCH FOR ME, BUT I'VE SEEN A BIG DIFFERENCE, YOU KNOW, AFTER THE SURGERY, I FELT BETTER. ))
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Stephanie has been through more than 40-surgeries at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem.
She'll have to remain on medication to make sure her body doesn't reject the kidney.
Doctors say both father and daughter are doing just fine.
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S-Score


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The first round of the Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament concluded yesterday with a little relaxation and laughter as Chuck "the hitman" Hiter entertained golfing fans.
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Hiter is a member of the Florida mini tour but is becoming better known for his wide array of trick shots.
Roanoke Country Club fans watched in amazement as Hiter hit shots from on top of a basketball.
He's also has a "spit ball" shot where he yes, shoots the ball out of his mouth and then hits it.
He showed his touch by smacking a ball off an egg, and the egg did not break!
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S-Braves


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It's been a busy day for the Atlanta Braves and their fans. Besides playing a doubleheader the team has been on the move off the field.
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But first to the diamond at the Vet in Philadelphia, where pitcher Greg Maddux was a sitting duck as he is hit by the line drive off the bat of Scott Rolen in the second.
But Maddux would settle down pitch an 8 hitter and get his glove in place as he spears Benito Santiago's line drive at his head and doubles up the runner at first.
Chipper Jones got the eventual game winning run as he comes through with
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the RBI single to center in the 6th.
The Braves beat the Phillies 2-to-nothing in game one.
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The Braves also won the nightcap 5 to 2.

S-Pendleton


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Before last night's doubleheader with the Phils the Braves went shopping and picked up an old family heirloom.
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36 year old Terry Pendleton, who played for the Braves from 1991 through 1994, was traded back to the team yesterday for minor leaguer Roosevelt Brown.
It is expected that Pendleton will play at third, and the Braves will move Chipper Jones to Right field, and then bring Jermaine Dye and Mark Whitten off the bench.
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S-Avery


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While the Braves got Pendleton, it looks like it will be some time before they get the services of Steve Avery back in the fold.
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Avery suffered a muscle pull on his pitching side in July, and Monday night the lefty threw just four pitches in a rehab assignment for Double-A Greenville, South Carolina.
Avery, who last pitched on July 11th, got two quick outs in the first inning before suffering obvious pain on the fourth pitch.
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S-Mattingly


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Speaking of comebacks, the New York Yankees have been prospering this year without former captain Don Mattingly, who walked away from the game at the end of last season.
Yesterday he was playing golf in Nashville and he says he's thinking hard about coming back.
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Sports Tease


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Still to come tonight, we'll see how the weather and the talent factor
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is effecting the Scott Robertson Junior golf tournament at the Roanoke Country Club.
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S-Tech


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The Virginia Tech basketball team lost its European opener last night, but played well in Milan, Italy.
The Hokies lost 101-TO-97 to an Italian pro team made up of a group of 25 year old players. Roanoke's Troy Manns led the Tech attack with 16 points and 10 assists.
Ace Custis had 14, and Alvaro Tor had a dozen.
Tech plays again tonight in Switzerland.


S-Robertson


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A talented field of junior golfers and house guest in mother nature who won;t go away are making this year's Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament to toughest in the 14 year history of the event.
Steve Mason and photographer Scott Ayres checked out some of today's action at the Roanoke Country Club.
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((190 golfers teed off. Ladies first of course. of the 41 girls competing in 2 age groups; 14 are ranked in the top 125 in the country. ((ANGELA GERMAN/RANKED 7TH IN THE NATION:))
German is ranked 7th in the country. The Columbus Georgia native shot a 3 over 74.
Of the 149 boys in the field, 19 are rated in the nation's top 125. raising the talent level has many benefits...and 2 minor draw backs, the first, ((MILLER BABER/TOURNAMENT COORDINATOR:))
On a more serious note, the second, ((:)) NAT SOUND!!
No shows helped some golfers get into the field. Martinsville's Jason Wells made it as an alternate.
Tournament organizers were forced to take an alternate route after heavy rains Monday pushed first round tee times back 1 hour. Roanoke's Lee Taylor should contend in the 13-14 age group. North Cross's Brandon LaCroix has raised his level of play as well. ((BRANDON LACROIX/15-18 YEAR OLD COMPETITOR:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) (-------------)