Investigators have identified another vicitm of Monday's apartment fire in Roanoke.
Medical examiners used fingerprints to identify 52-year-old Robert Comteh.
Authorities would not say whether he lived in the building or was visiting at the time of the fire.
One more victim remains unidentified.
[Edit from 98-36]
Five people were killed Monday morning when fire swept through the 13-unit apartment building.
The cause of the fire is not known.
Invesitgators are hoping forensic tests will help them determine if the fire was set.
A former Radford University student faces ten to 15 years in prison for setting a fatal fire at Radford's Delta (Taw-Ki) Tau Chi fraternity house.
Yesterday 21-year Micheal Harvey pleaded guilty of arson and second degree murder.
The fire claimed the life of 21-year old Christopher Mirch in 1996.
Prosecutors reduced the charge to second degree murder as part of a plea agreement.
[IN Q=our evidence]
((RANDAL DUNCAN/RADFORD COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY:OUR EVIDENCE WOULD REVEAL THEY DID NOT KNOW THAT ANYONE WAS INSIDE THE RESIDENCE AND THEREFORE THE DEATH OF CHRISTOPER MIRCH WOULD HAVE BEEN ACCIDENTAL. ))
[SUPER=01-Randal Duncan/Radford Commonwealth's Atty.; :00]
[OUT Q=been accidental.]
Harvey will be sentenced in July.
A Lynchburg teenager has been sent to death row for the rape, robbery and murder of a woman in Appomattox County last year.
A jury spent ninety minutes deciding that 19-year old Brandon Wayne Hedrick should die for his crime.
Hedrick and another man abducted Lisa Yvonne Crider, drove to Appomattox County then shot her and left her for dead.
After getting the death penalty, Hedrick said he'd rather die than spend the rest of his life in prison.
[IN Q=And I think]
((TOMMY LAWSON/PROSECUTOR: AND I THINK ALL OF THE CREDIT HERE WOULD HAVE TO GO TO THE JURY. THEY HAD THE TOUGHEST DECISION, WE JUST PUT ON THE FACTS, ARGUED A LITTLE BIT AND THEY HAD TO MAKE THE TOUGH DECISION. AND I THINK THIS JURY MADE IT.))
((DALE ALEXANDER/VICTIM'S MOTHER: EITHER WAY, I MEAN, WHATEVER THEY DECIDED. IT'S GOING TO BE HARD EITHER WAY. BUT IT'S NO LESS THAN WHAT HE DESERVED.))
[SUPER=01-Tommy Lawson/Prosecutor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dale Alexander/Victim's Mother; :12]
[OUT Q=what he deserved.]
Hedrick will be sentenced in July.
His alleged accomplice, Trevor Jones, is scheduled for trial next month.
A Henry County man will spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting his estranged wife and murdering her friend.
Danny Steve Hall says he could not stand seeing his estranged wife with another man, so he shot Dewayne Lawson repeatedly with an assault rifle, even as the man lay on his back begging for his life.
Then he shot his wife Sandra once, crippling her.
Hall says Lawson shot first but police never found a second gun.
Attorneys for Louis Ceparano say they just want a level playing field.
Yesterday they tried unsuccedfully to get a special prosecutor appointed to the Grayson County murder case.
Ceparano and co-defendant Emmett Cressell, Junior are accused of killing Garnett G-P Johnson last summer.
Ceparano's attorneys believe prosecutor J-D Bolt favors Cressell because he represented him while in private practice.
They also point out that Cressell was released on bond after agreeing to testify against Ceparano.
But the judge denied the motion, saying prosecutor Bolt did not try to conceal his prior relationship with Cressell.
About 120 Grayson County residents will be called as potential jurors when jury selection for Ceparano begins on Wednesday.
Republicans hope this will be the year they reclaim the ninth district seat in Congress.
Tomorrow, they'll choose between the two candidates who both believe they can defeat Democrat Rick Boucher.
Joe Dashiell spoke with Joe Barta and Patrick Muldoon.
[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=04-May 11, 1996; :04]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Muldoon/(R) Candidate for Congress; :15]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joe Barta/(R) Candidate for Congress; :45]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :56]
[OUT Q=JD News 7]
[OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF 1996 CONVENTION]
Two years ago, Patrick Muldoon carried the day at the ninth district convention and he carried the GOP banner in the fall campaign.
Though he eventually lost to Rick Boucher by a substantial margin, he's back to give it another try.
[IN Q=We had 60-thousand]
((WE HAD 60- THOUSAND PEOPLE VOTE FOR US LAST TIME. WE HAD A VERY LIMITED BUDGET. I WAS RELATIVELY INEXPERIENCED ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO GET OUT THERE, BUT WE'VE LEARNED THAT. AND WE'RE GOING TO GO OUT THERE AND GET EM THIS TIME.))
[OUT Q=and get em this time.]
But before Muldoon can put those lessons into practice... he must get by Joe Barta, a Radford opthalmologist...
[NAT SOUND OF BARTA WITH PATIENT]
Barta has been travelling the ninth district since last July in pursuit of the Republican nomination... And with an early lead in fundraising, Barta says he has the organization to win.
[IN Q=We have essentially]
((WE HAVE ESSENTIALLY A FULL CAMPAIGN STAFF ON HAND. I THINK I'M THE CANDIDATE WHO CAN ATTRACT THE MOST MONEY. AND I THINK THE DELEGATES IN THE NINTH DISTRICT REALIZE THAT I AM THE MOST ELECTABLE CANDIDATE OF THE TWO.))
[OUT Q=electable candidate of the two.]
An engineer, now close to completing a law degree, Muldoon grew up in Giles County. He is a lifelong republican who cut his teeth on the campaigns of William Wampler and Jeff Stafford.
Barta was born in Richlands, and after a stint in the U.S. Army, he settled in Radford to raise his family and build his practice.
[IN Q=We've got to have]
((WE'VE GOT TO HAVE SOMEONE WITH PASSION, THAT'S WILLING TO FIGHT FOR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA SO THAT WE WON'T BE OVERLOOKED. AND ALSO WE HAVE TO HAVE SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS WHAT PEOPLE HERE ARE FEELING AND I'VE LIVED THIS LIFE.))
[OUT Q=this life.]
[SOT 12:25:09 ]
[IN Q=This is about the people]
((THIS IS ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF THE NINTH DISTRICT. I THINK I DO REPRESENT THE NINTH DISTRICT MUCH BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE, AND YES I THINK THAT I'M THE CANDIDATE THAT CAN WIN THE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER.))
[OUT Q=the election in November.]
Ninth District Republicans must choose between the two at the Wytheville convention, but on one issue Muldoon and Barta agree... 1998 may be the best opportunity Republicans have had in years to reclaim the ninth district seat in Congress.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
If you need time to stop and smell the roses this weekend, you may want to visit one of Lynchburg's buried treasures.
The Hill City's second annual "rose festival" gets under way this morning at the Old City Cemetery.
Festival organizer Tom Hughes explains where the idea came from.
[IN Q= Last year I]
((TOM HUGHES/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: LAST YEAR I STARTED READING ON THE INTERNET
ABOUT ROSE FESTIVALS THAT WERE HAPPENING ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND DECIDED THAT LYNCHBURG HAD THIS WONDERFUL TREASURE OF OLD ROSES, ESPECIALLY A GOOD COLLECTION HERE AT THE OLD CITY CEMETERY AND THE CONFEDERATE SECTION AND DECIDED WE TOO NEED A ROSE FESTIVAL. ))
[SUPER=01-Tom Hughes/Festival Organizer; :00]
[OUT Q= A rose festival]
Festival- goers can catch the bright array of roses along the cemetery's Confederate wall.
Hundreds of Civil War- era soldiers are buried there as well as
many of the city's earliest residents.
[IN Q= Being Founded in 1806 ]
((TED DELANEY/UVA HISTORY MAJOR: BEING FOUNDED IN 1806, IT WAS THE ONLY CEMETERY BACK THEN, SO IF YOU WERE ANYBODY IN LYNCHBURG.. EVERYBODY FROM THE SLAVES TO THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE, YOU WERE BURIED HERE. ))
[SUPER=01-Ted Delaney/UVA History Major]
[OUT Q= were buried here]
Organizers chose the cemetery to show off its roses dating back to the 1800's.
They're hoping to repeat last year's success.
[IN Q= We had our]
((TOM HUGHES/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: WE HAD OUR FIRST ANNUAL ONE LAST YEAR AND WE HAD PROBABLY ABOUT A THOUSAND PEOPLE SHOW UP.. AND WE SOLD ROSES, AND PEOPLE SAW A BUNCH OF BEAUTIFUL ROSES IN BLOOM
HERE.. AND THIS IS JUST THE SECOND YEAR. SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING EVEN BIGGER AND BETTER. ))
[SUPER=01-Tom Hughes/Festival Organizer]
[OUT Q= Bigger and Better]
The event runs from 10 am
through 4 pm rain or shine.
The admission is free and part of the proceeds will help maintain the Old City Cemetery.
Festival in the Park got underway last night-- with the help of some women from Texas.
[SOT TC 07.30.02 - 07.30.05]
The group from Texas calls itself the "Dixie Chicks".
And, they say they got the idea for the name from a song.
[SOT 17.13.21 - 17.13.26]
[IN Q=The band got]
((MARTIE SIEDEL:THE BAND STARTED IN 1989 AND GOT THE NAME FROM A WILLOUGHBY SONG AND A WEEK LATER WE SHORTENED IT TO DIXIE CHICKS.))
[SUPER=01-Martie Siedel/Dixie Chicks;]
[OUT Q=to dixie chicks.]
They've hit it big with their debut album --Wide Open Spaces --that's now number 17 on the billboard charts.
Country tunes from the album include "I Can Love You Better"
Events for Festival in the Park start up this morning at 9:30 and include a river race and lumberjack competition.[
For the 17th time this season Boston got a 'come from behind' win. The Red Soxs beat the Yankees five to four.
Baltimore's losing streak is at nine. The O's drop a nine to five contest to Oakland.
Now here are the scores.
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[SUPER=0092-/San Francisco/3/j/St. Louis/4//12 Innings/;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Utah/109//Los Angeles/98//Jazz leads 3-0/;]
[OUT Q....LAST SCORE."]
The Jazz stole a victory from the Lakers in California to take a three-oh lead in the Western Conference play off series.
Shaq made it difficult though with moves like this baseline spin for the bucket. O'niel had 39 on the night.
But Utah's Greg Foster turns Los Angeles away. Karl Malone will convert the points and the Jazz go on to win 109 to 98.
On the diamond in Houston, a base hit sends Ruben Rivera rounding the bases toward home. Great throw to the plate, but Rivera kicks the ball loose and he's safe.
San Diego's Greg Vaughn jacks his second homer of the night and the Padres beat Houston nine to six.
Oakland turns out NOT to be a friendly place for the Orioles. Mike Blower drops one in the gap for two RBI's.
Everything drops fare for the A's on this night.
Baltimore loses it's ninth straight by a score of nine to five.
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot**]
(toss to Andrew for Diner)
Sometimes it makes sense to cook healthy-- Melissa Mills decided a while ago she should start feeding her family more healthy.
Tbe Recipe you're about to see is a result of that decision.
[IN Q=nat sound]
[OUT Q=Appreciate it thanks]
[Dissolve to Chyron 7153]
If you drop us a self-addressed, stamped envelope, we'll send you this recipe.
You can see the address there on the screen. You can also check out our web site under the weekend mornings section.
And, don't forget if you'd like to be on the weekend diner, send us a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
And if we come to your house, you'll get a cool weekend diner apron.
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
A fourthbody pulled from the rubble of Monday's apartment fire in Roanoke has been identified.
Medical examiners used fingerprints to identify 52-year-old Robert Comteh.
Only one body now remains unidentified.
Yesterday's earthquake in Bolivia killed at least sixty people.
Officials fear dozens more mayu be trapped in the rubble of several towns.
Thousands are homeless.
Lynchburg's Rose Festival gets underway this morning.
The event begins at ten along the Old City Cemetary's Confederate wall.
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 SHOT]
And that's what's making news on this Saturday May 23-rd.
We'll be back in just a minute.
Parents in Springfield, Oregon, are urging the country to stamp out violence at schools.
600 of the city's residents gathered at a candlelight vigil last night to remember the victims of Thursday's shooting.
Police say a 15 year old shot his parents then went on a shooting spre at school, killing two students
and injuring a dozen more.
Lee Cowan reports.
[SUPER=03-Springfield, OR; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Mike Crowley/Father of Student; :18]
[SUPER=01-Josh Ryker/Student; :23]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:17]
[OUT Q=CBS News]
(( NAT candlelight vigil))
THE FLICKER IN A CANDLE HAS COME TO SYMBOLIZE THE HOPE AND COMFORT THIS
COMMUNTIY HAWS TO SHARE. THIS VIGIL IS JUST ONE MEMORIAL AROUND TOWN --
NOT FOR WHAT AN ANGRY TEEN MAY HAVE DONE, BUT FOR THOSE WHO FELL IN HIS
SIGHTS, WHO COULD DO NOTHING AT ALL.
((SUPER: MIKE CROWLEY/FATHER OF STUDENT ))
"He raised the gunpointed it right at my son's head."
(( SUPER: JOSH RYKER//STUDENT ))
"...kinda like a dreamhis face."
THE HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN, KIP KINKEL, BOUND IN SHACKLES AND
HANDCUFFS, NOW STANDS CHARGED WITH FOUR COUNTS OF AGGRIVATED MURDER.
IN THE EYES OF THE LAW, HE WENT AS AN ADULT, NOT AS THE FIFTEEN
YEAR OLD HE WAS, ONLY THE DAY BEFORE.
AT HIS HOME, TEN MILES AWAY, THE BODY OF ONE OF KINKEL'S PARENTS
WAS FINALLY REMOVED.
BUT THE OTHER REMAINED INSIDE AFTER YET ANOTHER CRUDE EXPLOSIVE
DEVICE WAS DISCOVERED INSIDE THE HOUSE.
THAT BRINGS THE TOTAL TO FIVE BOMBS FOUND, ALONG WITH A SCORE OF
OTHER POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE DEVICES AND CHEMICALS HIDDEN IN A CRAWSPACE.
THURSTON HIGH WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL AFTER THE MEMORIAL DAY
MEANWHILE, COUNSELORS BEGAN WHAT WILL SURELY BE A LONG PROCESS;
TALKING ABOUT THE UNTHINKABLE, AND HEALING HEARTS TOO YOUNG TO BREAK.
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))))
"Not Me, Not Now."
It's a slogan from a campaign to get teens to abstain from sex.
The Governor helped kick off a statewide media campaign yesterday.
[NAT SOT 10:42:28]
[IN Q=I'm gonna]
((I'M GONNA WAIT TO HAVE SEX. CAUSE RIGHT NOW, I'VE GOT OTHER PLANS.))
((STACEY LEE/AGE 13: I LOVE TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT TO YOUTH THAT THEY NEED TO ABSTAIN FROM SEX RIGHT NOW. BECAUSE THAT JUST ISN'T--AT THIS AGE, IT'S JUST NOT THE WAY TO GO. THEY NEED TO BE FOCUSED ON THEIR GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS IN LIFE.))
((CLAUDE ALLEN/SECY. OF HEALTH & HUMAN RESOURCES: WE WILL CONTINUE HAVING PROGRAMS OUT THERE THAT ADDRESS THE NEED FOR SAFE SEX, IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO CALL IT. BUT FOR THE YOUTH, THE MESSAGE NEEDS TO BE CLEAR IS THAT ABSTINENCE IS THE BEST POLICY.))
[SUPER=01-Stacey Lee/13 Years Old; :05!]
[SUPER=01-Claude Allen/Health & Human Resources Sec.; :16]
[OUT Q=best policy.]
But Virginia's campaign comes just days after a Princeton study showed teaching abstinence is less effective than teaching birth control in stopping teens from having sex.
[IN Q=Based on]
((KAREN RASCHKE/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: BASED ON ALL THE INFORMATION WE'VE ALL COMPILED, WE'RE RISKING ADDITIONAL PREGNANCIES, SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES, AND DEATH WHEN WE AGREE TO HAVE AN ABSTINENCE ONLY MESSAGE BE THE STATE MESSAGE.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Raschke/Planned Parenthood of Virginia;]
[OUT Q=state message.]
The abstinence ads hit the air in June.[EyeOpen]
[GRAPHIC=Eye on VA]
It's stood its ground in Rockbridge county for many years.
But now a road threatens old Dogwood.
Stacey Martin has more in this week's Eye on Virgnia.
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[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lee Miller/Broad Creek Church Member; :20]
[SUPER=01-Harvey Bryant/Broad Creek Church Member; :30]
[SUPER=01-Dorothy Swartz Arndt/Broad Creek Church Member; :48]
[SUPER=01-Jim White/VDOT; 1:09]
[OUT Q=Rockbridge COunty]
[SOT 13.11.42 - 13.11.47]
No one's too sure of her name--maybe it was Maple, or Oak or Willow.
She was perhaps in her twenties but like her friends just-- STUCK in the path of progress or PAVING in this case.
But, none of them have managed to splinter the community like this Dogwood has.
[SOT 17.08.28 - 17.08.34 tape #3]
[IN Q=Just a dogwood]
((LEE MILLER/BROAD CREEK CHURCH MEMBER: JUST A DOGWOOD--BUT, A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THERE--BUT IT'S BEEN THERE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND IT'S A BEAUTIFUL TREE IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE.))
[OUT Q=a beautiful place.]
[SOT 12.58.07 - 12.58.18 tape #2]
[IN Q=I don't see]
((HARVEY BRYANT/BROAD CREEK CHURCH MEMBER: I DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE TREE BUT THERE'S PLENTY MORE LIKE IT AROUND. I DON'T THINK IT'S SACRED OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.))
[OUT Q=anything like that.]
No one is quite sure of her age, but her roots go back a long way--possibly as far back as part of the church behind it.
[SOT 16.31.29 - 16.31.39 tape #3]
[IN Q=It's a oh--]
((DOROTHY SWARTZ ARNDT/BROAD CREEK CHURCH MEMBER: IT'S A-- OH, I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT TREES BUT, I WOULD SAY MAYBE 20. BUT, IT'S BEEN HERE. WE PLANTED FLOWERS AROUND IT.))
[OUT Q=flowers around it.]
[SOT 13.17.32 - 13.17.40 tape #2]
[IN Q=V-DOT would move]
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: V-DOT WOULD MOVE THE ROAD TO THE LEFT BUT MOTHER NATURE HAS ALREADY STAKED HER CLAIM AND BROAD CREEK CHURCH ROAD ISN'T BIG ENOUGH FOR BOTH.))
[OUT Q=enough for both.]
So, VDOT is planning to launch a rescue mission to save Dogwood.
[SOT 12.25.33 - 12.25.47 tape #1]
[IN Q=That may be]
((JIM WHITE/VDOT: THAT MAY BE A POSSIBILITY THAT WE HAVE TO MOVE THE TREE. BUT, WE'RE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING WE CAN TO NARROW THE ROAD DOWN A BIT.))
[OUT Q=we'll certainly explore.]
And, many residents like both ideas--as long as Dogwood lives to blossom another year.
Stacey Martin, News 7 Rockbridge County.))
[GRAPHIC=World Around Us]
Its effects can be seen and smelled as far away as Texas and Louisiana.
The cause-- Mexico's rain forest is burning.
[03:42 Wknd Hold Tape]
Mexico's Chimpalas forest grew undisturbed since the ice-age.
But this year has been drier than anyone can remember and now the forest is on fire.
In many places, the fires are hours from the nearest village, and firefighters are having a hard time getting to them.
The smokey haze is cutting visibilty and making help from helicopters nearly impossible.
[IN Q=The Wind is ]
((THE WIND IS HOLDING IT INTO THE HILLS AND MOUNTAINS. WE PROBABLY HAVE SOMETIMES FROM AN EIGHTH TO A QUARTER MILE VISIBILITY.))
[OUT Q=QUARTER MILE VISIBILITY.]
The basic strategy for fighting the fires in the Chimpalas forest is to isolate sections of the burning brush.
In many places it has to be done by hand, machete chop by machete chop.
Landslides, bitterly cold weather and the lack of electricity have hampered rescue attempts in Bolivia.
An earthquake measuring 5-point-9 struck early Friday, as most of the victims slept.
At least 60 people have been killed and dozens more are believed to be trapped in the rubble.
The first quake was followed by an even stronger one of six-point-eight and there have been more than 150 aftershocks so far.
Army paratroopers and five U.S. Special Forces units are helping with the rescue efforts.
The long holiday weekend is finally here, and that means thousands of people will be hitting the road.
But if you don't have the cash to head to the beach for a little sun and surf, Kimberly McBroom has a more local alternative.
Here's her Memorial Day edition of "Time Off"
[IN Q=Smith Mountain Lake]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anne Reeder/Assistant Park Manager; :32]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Bedford County]
(( Smith Mountain Lake State Park is a sprawling 12- hundred acre site.
Close enough for a day trip, yet far enough to get away from it all.
[SOT standup here 13:38:47]
((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: IT'S PRETTY QUIET OUT HERE RIGHT NOW, BUT THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR ATTRACTIONS AT SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE. THE BEACH IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN THIS MORNING, AND OPEN DAILY FROM NOW UNTIL LABOR DAY. YOU CAN HAVE FUN IN THE SUN HERE AT A COST OF THREE DOLLARS FOR ADULTS, AND JUST TWO DOLLARS FOR CHILDREN.))
There are a few changes this season-- mostly designed to get visitors to return more often and stay longer.
((ANNE REEDER/ASSISTANT PARK MANAGER: THE BEACH IS OFFERING A FEW MORE BOAT RENTALS AND OUR FISHING PIER'S ACCESSIBLE 24 HOURS A DAY AND IS HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE. PEOPLE CAN UTILIZE THAT. WE'RE LOOKING IN THE FUTURE OF HAVING 20 HOUSEKEEPING CABINS AVAILABLE. WE HOPE TO HAVE THEM OPEN BY NEXT SPRING.))
For those who like to "rough it", the campground has been upgraded.
Reeder says 24 of the park's 50 camp sites now have water and electric hook-ups.
By the way, they're booked this weekend.
But that's not surprising-- Reeder says visitation to the park has increased steadily over the past five years.
((ANNE REEDER/ASSISTANT PARK MANAGER: THIS IS ONE OF THE NEWEST ONES, AN UP AND COMING PARK. WITH THE ADDITION OF CABINS, WE'LL INCREASE OUR OVERNIGHT FACILITIES OBVIOUSLY. THAT'LL BE A BIG DRAWING CARD. THIS AREA'S REALLY BECOMING A RESORT AND MORE PEOPLE ARE FLOCKING TO IT IN ORDER TO ENJOY THE LAKE.))
The state park relies heavily on volunteers to help the vacation season run smoothly.
But park officials also rely on PATRONS to help keep the area beautiful and safe.
((ANNE REEDER/ASSISTANT PARK MANAGER: WE DO WHAT WE CAN HERE AS STAFF, BUT IT CERTAINLY HELPS IF THEY WOULD PICK UP AFTER ANY TRASH THAT IS LEFT BEHIND. OBVIOUSLY, NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED IN THE STATE PARK AND IF THEY CAN JUST OBEY THE RULES. WE HAVE CERTAIN QUIET HOURS IN OUR CAMPGROUND. THAT'S JUST FOR EVERYBODY'S CONVENIENCE. IT'S A FAMILY AREA.))
Coming up next week in "Time Off", we'll head back to the lake-- This time, aboard the Virginia Dare.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Bedford County))
[GRAPHIC=Did you see that]
Finally this morning, Did you see that?
It's a strange looking boat-- but it does float.
In fact, Donnie Robinson-- the boat's inventor-- says it's unsinkable.
Look out Titanic!
This odd watercraft is made from old sailboat parts, plumbing pipes, a rubber ball, and an inner tube.
Robinson maneuvers his boat by pushing two poles along the bottom of the pond.
He says why buy a new boat when you've got the parts to build your own.
However Robinson admits it has a few flaws he's trying to work out.