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Officials continue to investigate a sewage leak into the Roanoke River.
A local fisherman says he noticed the leak in April.
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Michael Tabor was canoeing down the Roanoke River when he noticed raw sewage gushing from a pipe into the water.
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Tabor says he reported the incident to city officials.
Investigators say additional sewage spills have been discovered since then.
The health department says people should avoid swimming in the area-- and fisherman should stay on the bank.
Meantime, Roanoke, Roanoke County, and Salem officials are working on a 30- million- dollar sewer replacement facility.
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Henry County rescue workers searched a pond last night for a missing man.
Authorities say a man was reported missing after his friends expected to meet him on the other side of a 10-acre pond yesterday.
Last night's search turned up nothing, and was temporarily called off after dark.
No word yet on the identity of the man, who has been missing since 4 yesterday afternoon.





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Some civil rights groups are not happy about the plea-bargain in the Louis Ceparano trial.
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Ceparano is one of two white men accused of killing Garnett Johnson-- who is black.
Some civil rights organizations have vowed to urge U-S- Attorney General Janet Reno to launch an investigation to determine if the killing was a hate crime.
They're hoping the investigation will prompt a federal trial focusing on the role race played in the murder.
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The other defendent in the case-- Emmitt Cressell Junior is in jail and if convicted could get the death penalty.

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Two people were sent to the hospital after an accident yesterday afternoon in Roanoke.
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According to police, speed may have been a factor in the accident at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Grandy Road.
Authorities say a Jeep sped into the intersection and slammed into two stopped vehicles.
The driver of the Jeep was ejected.
Rescuers took him and the driver of the car to a nearby hospital.
Police say their injuries do not appear to be serious.
Charges are pending.
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[7E-Boys&Girls-club]


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A new home for the Roanoke Boy's and Girls Club.
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The group's board of directors will buy this building in July and begin renovations.
The building has about 12 thousand square feet, plenty of space for recreation and other activities.
Organizers say while there are many afterschool opportunities for young children, middle and high school students are left out... this club will be designed to fill that void.
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((JOHN DYER/BOARD CHAIRMAN; THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICAN FOCUSES ON URBAN AREAS SO WE'RE LOOKING AT ROANOKE PROPER ITSELF AS FAR AS A CLUB TO PROVIDE AFTERNOON AND WEEKEND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND WHILE WE'RE GIVING THEM A LITTLE FUN AND RECREATION, WE WANT TO ALSO IMPART SOME VALUES IN THE KIDS.))
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The club should be ready by the end of the year. The group's long term goal is to develop another club site in Northwest Roanoke, and possibly in other areas of the valley.
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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast..
Expect more pleasant conditions as the skies stay sunny and the humidity drops. Highs will be in the upper-70's and low-80's. Clear and cool tonight.. lows in the low-50's. Looking ahead in the extended forecast...

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 6/2/98
Tuesday:

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[45E-Roanoke-River]


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Raw sewage is spilling into the Roanoke River- one fisherman says he reported the leak months ago.
Now an investigation into what caused that leak continues.
Tina Tenret reports.
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((Michael Tabor was on a father-son canoe trip down the Roanoke River -- when he spotted raw sewage gushing from a pipe into the water.
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((MICHAEL TABOR: YOU COULDN'T MISS IT. IT WAS SO BIG. IT WAS A BIG GRAY SPILL, AT LEAST A THOUSAND GALLONS A MINUTE DUMPING IN THERE. YOU COULDN'T MISS IT. YOU COULD SEE IT FOR 100 FEET AND YOU COULD SMELL IT FOR A QUARTER MILE.)) [RUNS :14]
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He reported the leak to city officials, who put a red marker at the site.
That was at Easter time.
A month later, on Memorial Day, more sewage was overflowing from the same hole.
This time Tabor called the health department.
Investigators say they have since found additional sewage spills.
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((nat sound construction)) [RUNS :03]
Roanoke, Roanoke County and Salem are building a 30-million-dollar sewer replacement facility.
Officials say the current system has too many customers, and that's what caused the overflow.
Now -- Tabor drives an hour and a half out of Roanoke, to fish in the James River instead.
But others hike down to the exact site of the sewage spill, unafraid.
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((I'M TRYING TO GET A COUPLE. GOTTA EAT. GET MY DINNER. IT DON'T BOTHER THE FISH NONE SO IT SHOULDN'T BOTHER ME EITHER IF IT DON'T BOTHER THE FISH.)) [RUNS :09]
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The health department says fishermen should stay on the bank and avoid touching this water -- although cooking the fish should kill bacteria.
The danger lies in someone swallowing the water directly -- when swimming or wading, for example.


Ingesting the water could cause e.coli infections, diarrhea or fevers.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: ROANOKE COUNTY AND SALEM USE THIS RIVER FOR DRINKING WATER. BUT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THAT IS SAFE, SINCE DRINKING WATER IS FILTERED AND SANITIZED.)) [RUNS :09]
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The health department says this river ranks well below swimming standards -- and even if the sewage pipe is fixed -- rain will still carry waste into this water.
Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke.))












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A signing party brought hundreds of supporters to the state capitol over the weekend.
Governor Gilmore staged the party for his bill that will phase out Virginia's car tax.
Virginians will have to wait five years for the tax on the first 20-thousand dollars of assessed value of cars and trucks to be fully phased out.
But the first step of the cut takes effect next month, removing the first 12-and-a-half percent of the tax and completely eliminating it for cars valued at a thousand dollars or less.



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Virginia crowned a new top wife this weekend.
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The Mrs. Virginia International pageant was held at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Yesterday Krista Price, Mrs. Russell County, was the winner.
She plans to use her new title to help children.
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((KRISTA PRICE/MRS. VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL; MY GOAL IS TO TRAVEL ACROSS THE STATE TO EDUCATION EVERYONE ABOUT THE BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS PROGRAM, WHICH IS A YOUTH MENTORING PROGRAM. AND I PLAN TO TRAVEL TO SCHOOLS, BUSINESSES, OTHER BIG BROTHER-BIG SISTER AGENCIES TO PROMOTE THE PLATFORM TO HELP THE CHILDREN OF THE STATE.))
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Price will represent Virginia in the national pageant.
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Today is the first day of Hurricane Season-- but we're looking forward to a pretty tranquil forecast around here.
Mostly sunny and less humid today, with a highs around 80.
Clear and cool tonight, with lows in the low to mid 50s.
Taking a look at the rest of the work week-- partly sunny through Thursday.
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A sewage leak in the Roanoke River that was first discovered by a fisherman, is still under investigation.
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Michael Tabor was canoeing down the Roanoke River when he noticed raw sewage gushing from a pipe into the water.
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Tabor says he reported the incident to city officials.
Investigators say additional sewage spills have been discovered since then.
The health department says people should avoid swimming in the area-- and fisherman should stay on the bank.
Meantime, Roanoke, Roanoke County, and Salem officials are working on a 30- million- dollar sewer replacement facility.
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[8Henry-Co-Search]


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The whereabouts of a missing man continue to elude Henry County rescue workers.
Authorities say a man was reported missing after his friends expected to meet him on the other side of a 10-acre pond yesterday.
Last night's search turned up nothing, and was temporarily called off after dark.
No word yet on the identity of the man, who has been missing since 4 yesterday afternoon.





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Louis Ceparano's life was spared-- but that's NOT welcome news to some civil rights groups.
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Ceparano is one of two white men accused of killing Garnett Johnson-- who is black.
Some civil rights organizations have vowed to urge U-S- Attorney General Janet Reno to launch an investigation to determine if the killing was a hate crime.
They're hoping the investigation will prompt a federal trial focusing on the role race played in the murder.
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The other defendent in the case-- Emmitt Cressell Junior is in jail and if convicted could get the death penalty.

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Roanoke police continue to investigate what caused an accident that sent two people to the hospital yesterday.
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According to police, speed may have been a factor in the accident at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Granby Street Northeast.
Authorities say a Jeep sped into the intersection and slammed into two stopped vehicles.
The driver of the Jeep was ejected.
Rescuers took him and the driver of the car to a nearby hospital.
Police say their injuries do not appear to be serious.
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At least two U-S Congressman say they don't want pay raises for themselves.
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Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode were in Roanoke last week for a forum on the future of Social Security.
During interviews, both Goodlatte and Goode said they would not support the move to increase Congressional pay on January 1st.
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((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/D- 5TH DISTRICT: ABSOLUTELY OPPOSED. DID NOT SUPPORT THE PAST ONE, AND I WILL NOT SUPPORT THIS ONE. IT IS ABSURD AND SHOULD NOT BE DONE.)) ((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: THERE WAS JUST A PAY INCREASE PUT INTO EFFECT, AND I DON'T THINK THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR ANOTHER PAY INCREASE. DO YOU THINK THERE'S MUCH SUPPORT AMONG YOUR COLLEAGUES FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS? I HAVEN'T TALKED TO THEM. I'M SURE THERE'S ALWAYS INTEREST IN GETTING A PAY RAISE, BUT QUITE FRANKLY I DON'T THINK THIS IS THE TIME TO DO IT.))
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The cost of living increase would amount to about three thousand dollars, and would give lawmakers an annual salary of just over 140- thousand dollars.
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Before we wrap up this morning-- here's another look at your Monday forecast.
Mostly sunny and less humid today.
Highs near 80.
Overnight lows dropping into the 50s, under clear skies.
The extended forecast stay partly sunny through the work week, with a chance of showers by Friday.
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