Up next on News 7 at 11...
A Roanoke County woman is dead after falling off a Floyd County waterfall.
Smith Mountain Lake officials are fighting to keep sewage out of the water.
And these are the last graduates from the school known as Hollins College.
News 7 at 11 is next.
A Roanoke County woman is dead after plunging down a steep waterfall in Floyd County.
The accident happened at Twin Falls around five-thirty this evening.
According to police Lindsey Bayne of Buckingham Circle was hiking with friends.
They said Bayne bent down to pick up a flower, slipped on some rocks and fell 250 to 300 feet to her death down a waterfall.
Bayne landed in Bottom Creek.
It took five rescuers about four hours to retrieve the body.
None of her friends were hurt.
This is the first death at Twin Falls in more than 10 years.[SML-EColi]
Smith Mountain Lake officials are taking measures to prevent another outbreak of illnesses related to the E-Coli bacteria.
They've toughened regulations for young swimmers and boaters.
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David Johnson has more in part two of "Making It Safe at Smith Mountain Lake".
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[SUPER=01-Frank Robbins/Shoreline Marina Co-Owner; 1:13]
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An investigation including Smith Mountain Lake officials led them to believe a dirty diaper may have been to blame for an E-Coli outbreak last year that left three children seriously ill.
Health department officials became concerned about the spread of the bacteria when they noticed a green scum-like substance on one of the youngsters that couldn't be washed off.
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((DR. ELIZABETH ROYCROFT/HENRY-MARTINSVILLE HEALTH DEPT.; SO THIS IMPLIES A RATHER LARGE QUANTITY OF CONTAMINATE, NOT SIMPLY A SOILED DIAPER.))
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One possible source of that scum was sewage dumped from boats into the lake.
The boating community denies such activity goes on.
Still, measures are being taken to ensure the practice doesn't continue.
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((BRIAN HEFT/SML STATE PARK MGR.; WE WILL BE INSTALLING SIGNS OVER AT THE BOAT RAMP REMINDING BOATERS THAT SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE IS A ZERO DISCHARGE LAKE AND THE LOCATIONS OF THE NEAREST PUMP OUT FACILITIES.))
((THOM MAYNARD/SML BOATING ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT; WE FEEL THAT THERE'S VERY LITTLE DUMPING GOING ON. WE'RE TAKING ACTION ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS WITH THE MARINAS TO SEE THAT THERE ISN'T ANY ABILITY TO DUMP.))
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Federal law prohibits the dumping of sewage into the lake.
And, one of the lake's largest marinas is taking aggressive measures to enforce that law.
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((FRANK ROBBINS/SHORELINE MARINA CO-OWNER; WE ALSO SENT RENEWAL LETTERS TO OUR CUSTOMERS THIS YEAR AND TOLD THEM THAT IF THEY ARE GOING TO STAY IN OUR MARINA AND THEY HAVE A Y-CROSSOVER WHICH WILL ALLOW THEM TO DUMP INTO THE LAKE, EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'T, THAT THAT Y-HAS TO BE SEALED OFF OR WE WOULD NOT RENEW THEIR LEASE.))
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Some marinas have installed new sewage pump-out stations to accommodate boats with holding tanks-- and port-a-potties.
Other forms of protecting the lake include increased testing for fecal matter in the water.
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((JIM SPITZ/SML ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT; WE HAVE BEEN TESTING FOR THREE YEARS 12 SITE LOCATIONS. SIX MARINA AND SIX NON-MARINA LOCATIONS.))
((WE PROPOSE TO DOUBLE IT FOR 1998.))
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((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; FERRUM COLLEGE WILL WORK WITH THE LAKE'S ASSOCIATION TO TEST THE WATER QUALITY. STATE PARK OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL GET THE SAME HELP FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. LAKE OFFICIALS HOPE THESE EFFORTS AND AN ATTEMPT TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT WATER SAFETY WILL BE ENOUGH TO PREVENT ANOTHER E-COLI OUTBREAK FROM OCCURRING AGAIN THIS YEAR. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7. ))
17 people were hurt when a house blew up in San Francisco last night.
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It happened in the city's sunset district.
Witnesses say there was a tremendous blast, followed by two more explosions and flames that shot 100 feet into the air.
Three people are in critical condition, some of the victims were children, but they were not seriously hurt.
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((LT. ED CAMPBELL/S.F. FIRE DEPARTMENT; THE INITIAL REPORTS IN FACT AS I HEARD THE CALL COME IN, THERE WERE REPORTS OF GLASS BLOWN INTO ADJACENT BUILDINGS, YOU CAN SEE DEBRIS ALL ALONG THE STREET SO THE EXPLOSION WAS PRETTY FORCEFULL))
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Firefighters still don't know what caused the explosion, but they've shut off the gas to the entire block.
Haze from thousands of fires burning in Mexico is blanketing cities in the southern U.S.
The situation across the border is not improving...
Gerard Ramalho has more.
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Up next on News 7--Homeowners at Smith Mountain Lake want prevent some renters from coming to the area.
And, Governor Jim Gilmore urges U-V-A graduates to get involved in the political system.
More, when the news continues.
One person died last year after a balcony collapsed during UVA's graduation ceremonies.
However, this year's commencement went smoothly.
25 thousand people were expected to attend the graduation today. More than 4,400 degrees were given out.
And keynote speaker Governor Jim Gilmore urged graduates to promote liberty and democracy through service.
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((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE; AND I BESEECH YOU TO ENGAGE IN THE POLITICAL SYSTEM. AND TO BECOME INVOLVED IN GOVERNMENT YOURSELF. YOUR EDUCATION REQUIRES IT, YOU FREEDOM DEMANDS IT.))
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Last year's balcony collapse killed one person and injured 18 others during graduation ceremonies.
Since then the school has spent a half million dollars to repair THAT balcony, and renovate several others.
The last group of Hollins College graduates got their degrees today.
In a few months, the liberal arts school will be known as Hollins University.
But, while the name is changing, school officials say the traditions will remain the same.
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((JANET RASMUSSEN/HOLLINS COLLEGE PRESIDENT; WITH OUR COMMITTMENT TO WOMEN'S EDUCATION AND ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE AND LOOKING TO THE CHALLENGES THAT WE HOPE OUR GRADUATES WILL MEET IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AS THEY GO OUT INTO THE WORLD. AND AS HOLLINS UNIVERSITY, WE WILL CAPTURE THE BEST OF OUR HOLLINS COLLEGE TRADITION AND CARRY THAT ON INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.))
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There are 11-hundred students currently enrolled in the state's first chartered women's college.
As a university, the school has plans to gradually increase enrollment to about 15-hundred.
A total of 271 students received diplomas today.
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Thinking of renting a home at Smith Mountain Lake?
Well, homeowners there want you to think again.
Tina Tenret has the story.
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(( A week at the lake offers all kinds of fun -- but if you're planning on staying at a home, you'd better be staying for a while. That's because Franklin County may make it illegal to rent a house for less than a month.
Year-round lake residents are pressuring the county -- they do NOT want short-term renters in their neighborhood.
Residents say they spend thousands of dollars improving their homes, but short term renters do not have the same stake in the community.
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((JOE BURKARD/RESIDENT: I'VE HAD KIDS IN THE DRIVEWAY, THROWING STONES AGAINST THE SIDE OF MY HOUSE. THEY GO ACROSS THE PROPERTY LINES TO FISH OFF MY DOCK. THEY CLIMB THE TREES. THEY ROLL THE RIP-RAP DOWN INTO THE WATER. I HAVE TO GO BACK AND RE-ASSEMBLE IT AGAIN.))
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Visitors would be allowed to rent CONDOS for less than a month, as long as they're in a development.
But realtors say houses should be available too.
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((PAT BAILEY/CB RENTALS AND SALES: THE LAKE NEEDS TO ATTRACT ALL TYPES OF PEOPLE. PEOPLE THAT RENT CONDOS ARE NOT FAMILIES. WE WANT FAMILIES IN THIS AREA AS WELL AND FAMILIES WANT PRIVATE HOMES.))
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Realtors say many potential homeowners want to RENT houses before making a purchase.
In the meantime, renters spend lots of money at lake stores -- realtors say the county is throwing that revenue away.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: COUNTY LEADERS WILL TELL YOU IT'S ALREADY AGAINST THE LAW TO RENT A HOUSE AT THE LAKE FOR FEWER THAN 30 DAYS. BUT THE STATE SUPREME COURT DISAGREES, SAYING THE COUNTY MUST SPECIFICALLY BAN SHORT-TERM RENTALS IN WRITING BEFORE THE LAW CAN BE ENFORCED.))
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There are NO restrictions on renting houses on either the Bedford or Pittsylvania sides of the Lake.
County planners there say they have heard few complaints.
The Franklin County supervisors will decide whether to tighten their laws after a public hearing next Tuesday night.
Tina Tenret News7))
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Ruth Willson was one of two people appointed to the Roanoke City School Board by the city's council.
But, while she's new to the board, she's got years of experience in the school system.
She has been active in the PTA, and she chaired a chamber of commerce committee supporting the 1997 bond issue for capital improvements.
During a public interview with city council last month, Willson said the system should work harder to improve test scores, and alternative education programs.
But, she also expressed confidence in the administration of superintendent Wayne Harris, and the contributions of classroom teachers.
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((RUTH WILLSON/NEW SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I MUST SHARE WITH YOU SOMETHING, FOUR OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS I VISITED, WHEN I ASKED THE QUESTION, "WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF," WITHOUT HESITATION I WAS TOLD, "MY STAFF." AND I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING WE CAN ALL BE PROUD OF.))
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Willson will take her seat on the Roanoke City School Board in July.
Straight ahead on News 7--
people living with AIDS are remembered at a local vigil.
And, these soccer games aren't just about fun--but a little cultural exchange as well.
More when we return.
Last year there were more than 10-thousand reported cases of AIDS in the Commonwealth--
That according to the AIDS Council of Western Virginia.
Tonight many people gathered at a candlelight vigil in remembrance of those living with the disease.
The vigil was held at the Unity of the Roanoke Valley church in the star city.
It was one of several vigils going on around the world to remember people living with AIDS.
The council was also trying to bring more attention to the need for volunteers in AIDS organizations.
Cultural diversity can be as close as the nearest soccer field.
Especially if you're playing in the Over 30 League.
Denise Allen has more.
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[SUPER=07-Mike Mirzayan; :59]
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((JUAN, TAKE A BREAK.))
Mike Mirzayan has played in the over 30 soccer league for seven years.
The Armenia native is captain of the Misfits.
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((MIKE MIRZAYAN: I'D SAY ABOUT 14 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. WE HAVE 16 PLAYERS AND OUR TEAM IS THE ONE IN THIS LEAGUE THAT CAN BE CALLED THE INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE BECAUSE WE HAVE PLAYERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.))
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The league has been around since the early eighties.
Immigration and Refugee Services has directed many of their clients to Roanoke's soccer fields.
Bosnia, Brazil, Cuba, and El Salvador are just some of the countries represented.
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((BARBARA SMITH/IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICES: SPORTS ARE A NATURAL TO GET INVOLVED IN. IT'S THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEAK A GREAT DEAL OF ENGLISH TO BECOME INVOLVED AND GET CLOSE TO YOUR TEAMMATES.))
((MIRZAYAN: ROANOKERS DON'T MIX WITH FOREIGNERS. THEN THEY COME TO THIS GAME AND THEY GET TO KNOW US AND SEE THAT WE ARE GOOD PEOPLE THEN WE BECOME GOOD FRIENDS.))
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In addition to making friends the league also makes players out of adults who may have never played soccer.
Surgeons learn to operate on this field. Attorneys find out about the legalities of a hand ball.
And head game takes on a whole new meaning to psychiatrists.
Mike Angelidis is from Greece and has been in the league since '81.
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((MIKE ANGELIDIS: IT'S GETTING BETTER. THE QUALITY OF PLAYERS. WE'RE GETTING OLDER BUT WE'RE GETTING BETTER.))
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Most of the teams in the coed league have foreign players.
They share their culture and love for soccer during every game.))
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Chapman defeated Wisconsin Stevens Point yesterday 6 to 3 to force a 15-th and deciding game in the Division three Softball Championship in Salem.
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Chapman worked its way from the losers bracket to make the championship.
Wisconsin Stevens point was undefeated until yesterday's game with Chapman. The Panthers scored 3 in the first two innings and held on for the 6 to 3 win.
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The two teams will play for the title today at 11.
The Salem Avalanche came from behind in the late innings to beat Kinston 2 to 1.
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This guy enjoying a cool drink at Memorial Stadium yesterday afternoon.
And Salem would score first. Brian Anthony hits this high fly ball to the corner in left field Mark Hamlin tags at third to score and the Avalanche led 1 to nothing.
Salem's defense kept the Indians off the board with plays like this Centerfielder Bryan Warner making this catch on the line drive.
But the Indians would get on the board in the fifth
Brian Benefield hits a grounder into left field scoring a runner from third to tie it and Salem wins it 2 to 1.
Yankee Pitcher David Wells became only the 13-th pitcher in major league history to pitch a perfect game.
He did it yesterday afternoon in a 4 to nothing win over Minnesota.
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Wells dominated the Twins hitters from the start and struck out 11. He went to a three ball count on four batters but worked his way out of trouble pitching the first perfect game for a Yankee since Don Larsen's in the 1956 World Series.
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The last perfect game was thrown by Kenny Rogers for Texas in July 1994.
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays rallied for fived runs in the 8-th to come from behind and beat Baltimore 7 to 3.
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Oriole Manager Ray Miller watches as the game was scoreles through 6 innings.
Then in the top of the seventh John Flaherty sends this pitch deep over the left field wall for a two run homer and a two to nothing lead in the inning.
But Baltimore answered with the long ball in it's
half of the seventh Brady Anderson sending this shot over the left field wall for a three run homer But Tampa goes on to win it 7 to 3.
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In Houston, Craig Biggio gets an award for scoring the most runs in Astro history.
The the Astros handed John Smoltz his first loss of the season beating the Braves by a score of 8 to 1.
Now, Here's the rest of the scores.
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And coming up, A group of local Doctors will hold court for the Ronald McDonald house John Cook wins the Byron Nelson Classic.
and the Bulls take a one game lead on Indiana in the Eastern Conference finals.
The Chicago Bulls jumped on Indiana early and beat the Pacers in game one of the Eastern Conference finals 85 to 79.
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The Bulls get ready for the opening game in Chicago.
Indiana plays defense in the first quarter Antonie Davis blocks this Scottie Pippen basket Reggie Miller gets out on the break for the jam Indiana led by 1.
But Chicago shows its defense too Michael Jordan with the steal and he takes it in for the jam and Chicago led the game by one.
Jordan warmed up in the third quarter here he hits
two of his game high 31 the Bulls win it 85 to 79.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.[S-Doctors]
A group of Roanoke Doctors will hold court tomorrow night to help The Ronald McDonald house.
Intern reporter Jennifer Kraska tell us about some M.D.'s who are ready to operate on the court.
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(( We're accustomed to seeing doctors work their magic in the operating room, but not on the basketball court.
However, local doctors and resident physicians are planing to do just that in the name of charity in the fourth annual Crockett Cup Basketball Challenge.))
((DR. PAUL DALLAS/CROCKETT CUP COORDINATOR:))
(( Many of the participants have high school and even collegiate basketball experience like former Alabama star Wendy Tipton but, for to make sure things don't get out of hand two old veterans are coming in to call the shots.
Virginia Tech head coach Bobby Hussey will head up the team of resident physicians and UVA athletic director Terry Holland, who won 418 games during his 21 years as a head coach, will coach the doctors team.))
(( The participants come from all areas of the medical field, but once on the court they're on even ground.
And the competition is often as fierce as it is friendly.))
((WENDY TIPTON/RESIDENTS TEAM MEMBER:))
Billy King shot a 79 yesterday in the final round of the St. Lukes Classic. King finished 61-st at 225, Larry Zeigler won the tournament by a stroke.
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Meantime, In Irving Texas, John Cook came out of nowhere to win the Byron Nelson Classic.
Cook made up a four stroke deficit on the back nine shooting a final round 65. His total of 265 was 15 under for a three stroke win.
New York Yankee's pitcher David Wells pitches a perfect game. More later on Mornin'.[Video]
Most people take about four to five years to get through college--tack on another seven maybe if you're planning on becoming a doctor or lawyer...
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But, try 60.
That's how long it took a New Mexico woman to get her degree.
After 78-year old Georgianna Kennedy started college she said things just got in the way--a husband, a family and her job.
But, she never stopped trying.
And, today she did received her diploma--becoming the oldest person to graduate from the University of New Mexico.
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