Up next on News 7 at 11...
An innocent bystander is killed during a domestic dispute.
Fire destroys a house in Bedford County tonight...
And search crews looking for a drowning victim find a body in the Dan River.
Plus Andrew has a stormy forecast, News 7 at 11 is next.
A fire gutted a home in Bedford County tonight.
The blaze broke out around 7-45 this evening along McCray Road, off of Route 43.
Police say no one was at home at the time and there were no injuries reported.
Investigators still are NOT sure what caused the fire.
Rescue crews have recovered a body from the Dan River.
Police began searching the river last Wednesday for a suspected drowning victim.
Back then, a witness claimed he saw a man slip from a ledge while scooping up fish in a net.
Last week police identified the suspected drowning victim as 45-year old Lynwood Henry Parish.
They say they have yet to identify the body pulled from the river today.
A woman was shot and killed in Martinsille yesterday morning after witnessing an argument.
Police say 23 year old Denisha Wilson was arguing with her boyfriend outside his home on Royal Drive.
They say Wilson pulled a gun out of her car and started shooting randomly.
29-year-old Dionysia Oaks was hit in the chest. She died a short time later.
Wilson is charged with second degree murder, she's being held in the Martinsville jail without bond.[Lightning]
One soldier is dead after lightning struck a tent in New Jersey.
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It happened at Fort Dix this morning. The victim was part of a reserve unit camping out during a training session.
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((SPOKESPERSON; SHORTLY AFTER FIVE, LIGHTNING STRUCK THE 9 MAN TENT THEY WERE SLEEPING IN, THERE WERE SIX PEOPLE IN THE TENT, ONE OF THEM WAS KILLED.))
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Four of the other soldiers are still hospitalized, two in a special burn unit.
For the second time this weekend, drunken college students clashed with police.
Last night, a party on the campus of Washington State University got out of hand.
It started when students threw rocks and beer bottles at officers investigating an accident.
As the confrontation continued, the students threw couches and mattresses into the street and set them on fire.
Police used water hoses and tear gas to control the crowd.
23 officers were treated for cuts and bruises.
Four students were hurt. Three people were arrested,
On Friday night police in Michigan used tear gas to disperse 4,000 students protesting an alcohol ban.
Unabomber Ted Kaczynski will be sentenced tomorrow.
A plea agreement saved Kaczinsky from the death penalty.
He'll receive four life terms plus 30 years in prison for killing three people and maiming two others.
One of the victims who will be present at the hearing is Charles Epstein. A bomb blew off parts of his fingers and damaged his hearing.
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((CHARLES EPSTEIN/VICTIM; CLOSURE'S A FUNNY WORD, WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT CLOSURE. THERE'S NEVER CLOSURE, EVERY TIME I LOOK AT MY HAND IT'S STILL THERE, EVERY TIME I ASK SOMEBODY TO SPEAK UP IT'S STILL THERE))
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Kaczynski will have a chance to speak at the hearing, though it's not clear if he will.
Even his own attorneys say they don't know what he's going to do.
When the news continues--a city in Virginia may be raising real estate taxes.
We'll tell you which one in a few minutes.
Also, developers say a residential community is a perfect match for the Blue Ridge Parkway.
More when we return.
A horse involved in a traffic accident Friday on I-81 did NOT survive its injuries.
As traffic slowed down for an earlier accident, a Jeep pulling a horse trailer jacknifed.
A team of doctors from Virginia Tech's Veterinary School was called to stabilize the animal before transporting it back to the school for further examination.
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((JEFF DOUGLAS/VA. TECH PUBLIC RELATIONS DIR.: ONE OF THE THINGS THEY DID WAS RADIOLOGY, WHICH DEMONSTRATED THAT THE HORSE HAD SUSTAINED RATHER SEVERE FRACTURES OF THE C-3 AND C-4 VERTEBRAE, WHICH ARE LOCATED MIDWAY UP THE NECK OF THE HORSE.))
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Douglas said such injuries are usually grave and there wasn't much they could have done for the horse.
After consulting with the animal's owners, the horse was put down.
A new Roanoke County residential development has worked out a partnership of sorts with the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Local officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today in honor of the milestone.
David Johnson has this report.
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Wolf Creek is a five community-development.
Approximately 100-homes will be built there.
The property covers an estimated 40 acres and it sits just east of the Blue Ridge Parkway underpass off Route 24 near Vinton.
So what makes this development so unique?
Developers say it's the first planned residential community of its kind to work with parkway officials to protect the beauty of the area.
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((STEVE MUSSELWHITE/DEVELOPER; DEVELOPERS HAVE REALLY HAD A DIFFICULT TIME BUILDING ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY AND THEY'VE NOT BEEN AS SENSITIVE AS THEY PROBABLY NEED TO BE TO PROTECT THE VIEW SHEDS. SO WE DECIDED WE'D GO TO THEM FIRST AND TRY TO WORK WITH THEM BEFORE THE DEVELOPMENT STARTED. AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE'VE DONE.))
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About 25-percent of the development property will be green space-- with walking trails, picnic areas and a three acre wildflower meadow.
The homes and neighborhood will be almost undetectable from the road for motorists enjoying the parkway.
Groups like "Friends of the Parkway" think this is a role model for development in and around the parkway.
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((LYNN DAVIS/FRIENDS OF THE PARKWAY; IDEALLY IT WOULD BE NICE IF THERE WAS NO DEVELOPMENT ON THE PARKWAY, BUT WE REALIZE WHAT THE REAL WORLD IS. WHEN DEVELOPMENT CAN BE AESTHETICALLY SENSITIVE AND FIT IN WITH THE VALUES OF THE PARKWAY, THAT'S A NICE COMPROMISE.))
((BOB GOODLATTE/SIXTH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN; I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH HOW IT WORKED OUT. I'M GLAD TO SEE THIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAKE PLACE. IT MEANS NICE NEW HOMES FOR FOLKS AND IT ALSO MEANS A LOT OF NEW JOBS FOR PEOPLE WHO GET TO BUILD THEM.))
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((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE SECOND PHASE IS SET TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THE SUMMER. BUT IT IS ESTIMATED IT WILL TAKE ABOUT FIVE YEARS TO CONSTRUCT THE 100 HOMES PLANNED FOR WOLF CREEK. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, ROANOKE COUNTY.))
Lexington real estate taxes will likely increase by about three to five cents.
The city's manager recently suggested a five cent increase in real estate taxes.
However, he recommended a THREE cent hike to members of the city council.
He said the differing amounts gives councilmembers more flexibility while developing the city's budget.
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((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON'S CITY MGR.: THEY HAVE APPROVED ADVERTISING A FIVE CENT INCREASE. THAT DOESN'T IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM MEAN THAT'S WHAT THEY PLAN ON DOING. BUT, IT GIVES THEM THE FLEXIBILITY TO ADD THINGS TO THE BUDGET IF THEY FEEL IT'S ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.))
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New and costly budget items may include the construction of two regional industrial parks--one just outside of Lexington and the other near Natural Bridge.
A public hearing on the five cent tax hike is scheduled for Thursday. [Business-Review]
A cigarette company is enlisting help from shareholders, in its battle against Congress.
And, business travelers and Cubs fans have some good news coming their way.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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This week on the Review:
The battle cry from Philip Morris C-E-O Geoffrey Bible was, "Go home, spring into action and make the jokers in Washington come alive and do something."
He asked his company's shareholders to fight a bill that would cost the tobacco industry 516-billion dollars.
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((TOM HOYER/SHAREHOLDER: I DO PLAN ON CONTACTING THE SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES.))
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Shareholders heard their C-E-O say, what started as a reasonable tobacco settlement has turned into an all-out assault on cigarette makers.
Non-stop flights to the Windy City are just a couple of months away.
By mid-summer, Trans States airlines plans to launch three daily jet flights between Roanoke and Chicago.
The Goodyear plant in Danville said it values its diverse workforce.
This after the Southern Christian Leadership Conference accused the company of giving preferential treatment to whites.
The name that used to be a part of the Roanoke skyline is back on four area banks.
First National Exchange Bank opened branches in Roanoke, Bedford and New Castle.
Just like the old days, there are no fees for checking and no automated tellers for taking out your money.
[Dow Jones pre pro]
On Wall Street, the Dow fought back fears of an interest-rate hike and finished the week at 91-47.
The Nasdaq closed at 18-73.
That's this week's review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.
Straight ahead--we'll give you a heads up on roads to avoid on your commute tomorrow.
And, drivers put their pedals to the metal for charity today in Roanoke.
Those stories and more when the news continues.
Before the fall of Communism, relations between the Soviet Union and the U-S were tense.
And, one man from Southwest Virginia found out first-hand when he landed behind the iron curtain.
Here's David Seidel with Virginia Newreel.
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(( On May first, 1960, a missle raced skyward and hit an American U-2 spy plane some 13-hundred miles inside the Soviet Union.
The pilot, 30 year old Francis Gary Powers, bailed out and was captured.
The event had a tie to Southwest Virginia-- Powers was from the Pound community of Wise County.
He was tried by a Soviet military court and sentenced to a lengthy prison term.
Roanoke attorney Frank Rodgers was one of the lawyers appointed to represent Powers.
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((FRANK RODGERS, SR/POWERS' ATTORNEY; YOU'VE GOT TO REMEMBER THAT CONDITIONS IN THOSE RUSSIAN PRISONS ARE PRIMITIVE. IT WON'T BE HEATED. HIS WIFE HAS BEEN TOLD TO GET HIM HEAVY CLOTHING. BUT THOSE CONDITION ARE NOT DIFFERENT THAN THE CONDITIONS IN MANY RUSSIAN HOMES. ))
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On February 10, 1962, Powers was exchanged for a Soviet spy and returned to the U-S.
After a series of hearings and inquiries that found no wrongdoing, Powers returned to a hero's welcome in Southwest Virginia.
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((WE ARE NOT ONLY HAPPY, BUT WE ARE PROUD THAT WE PRODUCED THAT KIND OF BOY HERE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THIS EMPIRE. ))
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((FRANCIS GARY POWERS; I GUESS THE WORST TIME WAS IN NOVEMBER OF LAST YEAR. I HAD RECIEVED SOME NEWS THAT MY WIFE WAS ILL AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS WRONG WITH HER. I WAS VERY UNHAPPY. ))
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More than 1500 people turned out for the ceremony
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))
Crews finish up their work on a major road in Roanoke County.
And, repairs to two bridges will likely hold up traffic tomorrow in part of Craig County.
Stacey Martin has more, in this week's edition of Road Report.
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Good news in Roanoke County--crews have finished their work to widen Route 6-13/Merriman Road.
Traffic is moving smoothly there.
Elsewhere around the region...
In Craig County traffic delays are expected this week along Route 42 as crews begin work to repair a bridge over Meadow Creek, and one over Sinking Creek.
And, in Montgomery County delays are expected near the Route 4-60/I-81 Interchange.
Traffic will be squeezed down to one lane Monday through Friday from 9 a-m to 3 p-m.
That's it for this week's edition of Road Report. I'm Stacey Martin.
Downtown Roanoke was the site today of the second annual "Trust 500".
The event features race-karts.
It's the only fundraiser held for Trust-- a crisis prevention center.
Last year, the event raised about 48-thousand dollars.
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((JANICE DINKINS/TRUST EXCUTIVE DIRECTOR; THAT MONEY GOES DIRECTLY TO OUR OPERATIONAL EXPENSES TO RUN OUR PROGRAMS. OUR CRISIS HOTLINE, OUR SHELTER AND OUR TEEN LINE PROGRAM.))
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The race and karts are similar to Nascar and Winston Cup racing- except on a smaller scale.
The karts cost 25-hundred dollars apiece and are sponsored by businesses from around the country.
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The Chicago Bulls get the jump on Charlotte in the opening game of the Eastern Conference semi finals.
Michael Jordan scored 35 and pulled down 11 rebounds as the Bulls win it 83 to 70.
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Dave Cowens on the bench as the game got underway.
Charlotte's Vlade Divac pulls down the rebound drives to the hoop and passes to Bobby Phills for the three and the Hornets had the lead.
But Jordan takes over. On this play the Bulls work it around the court and Jordan hits the three pointer putting the Bulls in the lead.
On this play Dennis Rodman with the back door pass
to Jordan he knocks it in off the glass drawing the foul and the Bulls win it 83 to 70.
Allan Houston scored 30 as the Knicks beat Miami 98 to 81 to win the Series 3 to 2 and advance to the Eastern Conference semi finals against Indiana.
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Pat Riley checking out the action in the second half.
New York was red hot Charles Oakland pulls up and hits the Jumper to make it 67 to 49.
Moments later, The Knicks go to Houston he hits the jumper from the corner and New York led by 20 points after three quarters.
Miami's Tim Hardaway got hot in the fourth this three pointer cut the Knicks lead to two points.
But New York's Charlie Ward steps behind the line
for a three pointer and the Knicks win it 98 to 81.
Meantime, Utah beats Houston 84 to 70 to win the series 3 to 2.[S-Orioles]
Mike Mussina returned from the disabled list and pitched a two hitter over seven innings to lead Baltimore to a 2 to
nothing win over Minesota.
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Ray Miller looks relaxed in the dugout as the game got underway.
Then in the bottom of the second Rafael Palmeria gets all of this pitch sending it deep over the right field wall for a solo homer and a 1 to nothing Orioles lead in the inning.
That was the only score until the seventh that's
when Eric Davis sends this shot over the right centerfield wall for a solo homer and the Orioles win it 2 to nothing.
Rich Aurilia homered twice against Tom Glavine as San Francisco beat Atlanta 12 to 8.
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Bobby Cox watches as the Braves fall behind early in the game.
Charlie Hayes hits this line drive to right field scoring a run and the Giants went on top 1 to nothing in the top of the first.
But the Braves rallied in their half of the first. Chipper Jones sends this pitch deep over the right field wall and the scores was tied at 2 to 2 after one complete inning.
Aurilia would hit his first homer of the season
and the first of two of the day deep over the left field wall to make it 3 to 2 and the Giants win it 12 to 8.
In the Carolina league, Lynchburg beat Danville 11 to 7 and Salem's game at Winston Salem was suspended after 4.
For all the scores lets check the boards.
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And coming up, Virginia Tech's men and women win another Atlantic 10 track championship David Duval wins the Houston Open.
And Mark Martin dominates the field winning the California 500.
Mark Martin led the most laps and he would take the checkered flag winning the California 500.
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Jeff Gordon took off like a bullet from the pole but with over 200 laps left to go Jeremey Mayfield made his way to the front.
South Boston's Ward Burton was having a good run he was in fifth place with 191 laps left in the race.
Dale Jarrett blew an engine and his run was over for the day.
Then a moment later the second caution came out when Bill Elliott hits the wall at the top of the track Kyle Petty and Dale Earnhardt were collected in the Crash. Petty was out but Earnhardt returned. The race was red flagged for about 30 minuets.
Martin picked up the bonus money as he was leading the race at the halfway point and Martin was up front with 100 laps to go.
Then with 35 laps left Ken Schrader, Sterling Marlin, Jimmy Spencer and John Andretti get together coming out of turn four bringing out the caution.
Martin was way ahead of that wreck and he would hold off Jeremy Mayfield to win the California 500.
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Mayfield was second, Terry Labonte third Jeff Gordon fourth and Darrell Waltrip fifth.[S-Golf]
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David Duval makes a trip to the winners circle on the P-G-A tour. Duval winning the Houston Open.
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Fred Couples signing autographs before the round he shot 68 to finish at 10 under.
Duval would shoot an 8 under par 64 that included this eagle putt on the 15-th hole. He finished at 276, 12 under par and one shot ahead of Jeff Maggert.
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On the women's tour, Danielle Ammacapane won the L=P=G-A Title holders in Daytona Beach. Ammacapane shot a final ro
und 71 for a total of 12 under par and a one shot win over Michelle Estill.
On the Senior Tour, Billy King shot a final round 72 to finish at 228 in the Bruno Memorial tournament. King tied for 75-th. Hubert Green won the tournament at 13 under par.
Mark Martin covers the field at California. More later on Mornin'. [S-Track]
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Virginia Tech can add another Atlantic 10 track championship to its trophy case.
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The Hokies claimed both the Men's and Women's titles last year and they defendied those titles this afternoon in Blacksburg.
Katie Ollendick became the outdoor high jump champion she would lead the women who won with 252 points.
The Men were also in good shape heading into today's competition they win with a total of 268 points U-Mass was second.
The Roanoke College mens lacrosse team has earned its third straight N-C-A-A bid.
The Maroons will host Washington College for the second time this year on Wednesday at Roanoke College.
The Maroons are ranked 11-th and they beat Washington earlier in the season.
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Washington and Lee is also in the tournament the Generals will play Denison.
That's a look at sports. Have a great day everybody.[Video]
Finally tonight, it's a Titanic for the 1990's.
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The "Grand Princess" was recently delivered to a northern Italian port.
And, many people are calling it the "Greatest Cruise Ship in the World".
It's 855 feet long, about 129 feet high and weighs in at around 180 thousand tons.
The luxurious ship can hold 26 hundred passengers and sports--among other things-- a casino, three restaurants and four discos.
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