Up next on News 7 at Six... a plane nose-dives into Smith Mountain Lake...
And a Roanoke neighborhood says a Habitat for Humanity housing development is not welcome.
In sports, it's Doug Million tribue night at salem memorial, Brian Agee and 139 other top golfers tried to master Monterey,
and the commonwealth games hit the hard wood as well as many other locations, basketball and archery to come in sports.
The nationwide heat wave is moving our way. Today was just the start.
Details coming up.
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A small, private apparently crashed into Smith Mountain Lake earlier this afternoon.
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According to an eye witness, the plane flew over a few trees then nose-dived into the Blackwater section of the lake.
The accident happened around four this afternoon.
There's no word on any injuries.
Police are still investigating.
Police in Montgomery County are looking for a man who assaulted two women early this morning.
It happened in the Plum Creek section of the county.
Police say a man broke into a house on Plum Creek Road and attacked a 52 year old woman, she fought him off and he left through a window.
About three hours later a man entered a nearby house on Blair street and raped a 34 year old woman.
Both victims were treated and released from the hospital.
Anyone with information about the attacks is asked to call the Montgomery County Sheriff's office.
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Habitat for Humanity has dedicated more than 80-homes to needy people around the Roanoke area.
But the development of a "Habitat Village" in a northwest neighborhood is sparking controversy.
David Johnson spoke with members of the Woodbridge community.
David, what are their concerns?
[Live= David Full]
(Eric, the neighborhood says their main issues include a potential decrease in property values and the fact that they a
pparently weren't consulted about the development until it was too late.)
(Rollcue: it was too late.)
[IN Q=Angie Clark is]
[SUPER=01-Angie Clark/Woodbridge Homeowner; :13]
[SUPER=01-Tom Dalzell/Habitat For Humanity; :27]
[SUPER=01-Kermit Plummer/Woodbridge Homeowner; :56]
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(( Angie Clark is one of several Woodbridge Avenue residents who is against having Habitat homes in the neighborhood.
According to the community, it's not about the group's mission, it's about property values.
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((ANGIE CLARK/WOODBRIDGE HOMEOWNER; NOT THAT ANYONE HERE HAS A PROBLEM WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BECAUSE ITS A GREAT IDEA. HOWEVER, ANYBODY WITH ANY COMMON SENSE WOULD NOT WANT A 30,000 DOLLAR HOUSE BUILT NEXT TO THEIR 80,000 DOLLAR HOUSE.))
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[IN Q=THAT'S A MISPERCEPTION]
((TOM DALZELL/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY; THAT'S A MISPERCEPTION MAYBE ON THEIR PART. THESE HOMES THAT ARE GOING TO BE CONSTRUCTED FOR OUR HABITAT FAMILIES ARE GOING TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION THAT IS OUT THERE.))
[OUT Q=IS OUT THERE.]
The residents disagree, saying habitat homes are by and large, low income homes and that with them comes the element of drugs and higher crime rates.
And the neighborhood also says it wasn't informed about the plans for the "village" until a couple of days ago.
[IN Q=AND THE QUESTION]
((KERMIT PLUMMER/WOODBRIDGE HOMEOWNER; AND THE QUESTION WAS ASKED OF THEM AT THE MEETING, "WHY WASN'T THE NEIGHBORHOOD NOTIFIED OF THE PROJECT?" AND THE ANSWER THAT WAS GIVEN TO THEM, AS WAS QUOTED IN THE PAPER, THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO NOTIFY THEM. I FIND THAT HARD TO BELIEVE AND HARD TO ACCEPT.))
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[IN Q=OUR PLANS WEREN'T]
((TOM DALZELL; OUR PLANS WEREN'T ENTIRELY COMPLETE UNTIL AROUND THE FIRST OF THE YEAR AND THE LAST FEW MONTHS HERE. SO RATHER THAN GO BEFORE A GROUP WITH INCOMPLETE PLANS SAYING THIS MIGHT GO, THIS MIGHT NOT. WE WANTED TO BE SURE EVERYTHING WAS PRETTY WELL IN PLACE BEFORE WE STARTED.))
[OUT Q=BEFORE WE STARTED.]))
[Live= David Full]
If these reasons were given to the Woodbridge neighborhood, they are apparently not good enough for the residents.
They are circulating a petition which outlines their concerns.
That petition will be presented to Roanoke's city council at its next meeting.
But, Eric a few residents aren't willing to wait that long. And, they're planning to call a special meeting with city officials regarding the matter on Monday.
An air conditioning company has found new use for the old Natural Bridge High School.
Des Champs (Day-Shams) Industries has converted the old school into its corporate offices.
The company builds specialty heating and ventilation air conditioning units.
It first came to Virginia eight years ago.
[IN Q=WE MOVED TO VIRGINIA]
((NICK DES CHAMPS/OWNER; ALL OF THE INTERSTATE AND TRAVEL FACILITIES THAT YOU HAVE HERE FOR SHIPPING ARE GREAT. IN ADDITION, IN 1990 WHEN WE MOVED DOWN HERE THERE WAS AN ABUNDANT WORK FORCE THAT'S GETTING LESS AND LESS ABUNDANT BY THE DAY. BUT WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS WORKFORCE HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Nick Des Champs/Owner;]
[OUT Q=WORFORCE HERE.]
Des Champs also moved its commercial manufacturing unit into the former Blue Bird Bus Manufacturing plant in Buena Vista a few weeks ago.
A dedication ceremony was held today to formally open both buildings.
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Straight ahead--more than 50 years after its first release, Gone With the Wind is proving it can still draw a crowd.
And, we'll check in with a studio in the star city that's trying to give local musicians national exposure.
But, first let's head over to Andrew Freiden for an update on the hot weather.
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A Roanoke business is using the latest digital technology to give local musicians a chance to make it big.
Dynamic Sound Studios claims to be the only 100-percent digital studio in the Valley.
Owner Charlie Hamill says the fully automated digital board is what makes for a better quality sound.
[IN Q=ONCE A PROJECT]
((CHARLIE HAMILL/OWNER; ONCE A PROJECT COMES IN HERE AND STARTS RECORDING, THEIR MUSIC IS DIGITIZED AND THEREFORE RETAINS ITS FULL INTEGRITY THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROJECT. YOU DON'T HAVE ANY SIGNAL LOSS OR DEGREDATION. SO ITS A GOOD SOUND FROM BEGINNING TO END.))
[OUT Q=BEGINNING TO END.]
Hamill says the studio itself also lends to the quality of music.
And, he says the building's walls and floors "float" to prevent vibrations.
Hamill says he has helped the likes of "Agents of Good Roots", which recently signed a contract with a major recording label.
The Agents are currently on tour in Canada.
Digital technology is also helping to restore the 1939 Hollywood classic--Gone With the Wind.
Stacey Martin has more on that story.
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[SUPER=07-Mary Rash; :10]
[SUPER=04-New Line Cinema; :19]
[SUPER=07-Vivian Ann Rash; :42]
[SUPER=07-Dan Ferris; :54]
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Long time fans bared the heat and humidity to be one of the first to watch an old movie classic catch up with today's high tech era.
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((MARY RASH: I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT A LOT BETTER COLOR AND IT'LL BE MORE VIBRANT I THINK. I HOPE THE SOUND WILL BE A LOT BETTER TOO. AND, DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE SEE ON TV.))
[OUT Q=see on tv.]
New Line Cinema's re-released Gone With the Wind includes digitally enhanced audio..
[IN Q=Nat sound]
and technological touch-ups to restore its range of colors and remove the blemishes that come with time.
It's a new, updated version that's attracted a younger following for this 1930's classic.
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[IN Q=Every time it]
((VIVIAN ANN RASH: EVERY TIME IT COMES ON TV EVEN AT SCHOOL, I GO TO EMORY AND HENRY AND WE'LL GET TOGETHER AND WE'LL WATCH IT OR WHATEVER. BUT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. I LIKE THE OLD BECAUSE IT'S KIND OF A GOOD TRADITION. BUT, WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.))
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[IN Q=It's all around]
((DAN FERRIS: IT'S ALL AROUND JUST A GREAT MOVIE. IT'S NOT SLOW. IT DOENS'T STOP. IT JUST KEEPS FLOWING AH--JUST AN EXCELLENT MOVIE.))
[OUT Q=an excellent movie.]
[IN Q=New Line cinema]
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: NEW LINE CINEMA ONLY RELEASED 200 PRINTS OF THE MOVIE THAT WILL BE PLAYED IN A FEW THEATERS ACROSS THE NATION--INCLUDING JUST 10 IN VIRGINIA. IT'LL PLAY HERE AT GRANDIN THEATRE ALL NEXT WEEK SM NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke.]))
Two nationally-known mascots were in the star city yesterday to help a local fundraiser.
Pop-N-Fresh, the Pillsbury Dough Boy and Sprout from Green Giant stopped by the Second Harvest Food Bank.
They were on-hand to help receive money from Kroger and Pillsbury.
The companies donated 13-thousand dollars to help fight hunger.
Over 5-hundred agencies in Southwest Virginia will benefit from the gift.
The children present were from one of the organizations that will receive meals thanks to those funds.
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Steve Mason will be here in a few minutes with highlights from the British Open.
And, an 88 year old bowler goes for the gold at the Commonwealth Games.
More on that when the news continues.
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Passenger air bags save many lives, but they can be hazardous for children in car seats.
A national campaign kicked-off today to warn parents about the danger.
Herb Weisbaum has more.
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[SUPER=01-Herb Weisbaum/CBS News; :35]
[SUPER=01-DR. Ricardo Martinez/NHTSA Administrator; :56]
[SUPER=01-Janet Dewey/Air Bag Safety Campaign; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joseph Zanga/American Academy of Pediatrics; 1:44]
hunter into car
Hunter Clancy just turned one month old. And he will be a LOT older
before he ever gets to ride in the FRONT seat of the family car.
Hunter's parents know that the back seat is the safest place for him.
Most new parents know babies should not ride in front ...and yet eleven
percent still put their kids up front. That's as many as 175-thousand
infants who are still at risk.
(STANDUP BRIDGE) super: Herb Weisbaum/CBS NEWS
IT'S THE YOUNGEST INFANTS...NEWBORNS TO THREE MONTHS OLD, WHO ARE MOST
OFTEN PLACED UP FRONT. AND ACCORDING TO A NEW NATIONWIDE SURVEY... IT'S
YOUNG PARENTS... AND PARENTS WITH LESS EDUCATION... AND THOSE WHO DON'T
WEAR SEATBELTS THEMSELVES WHO KNOW THE RISK... BUT IGNORE THE WARNINGS.
This week some of the nation's top safety experts launched an effort to
get ALL infants out of the front seat.
(press conf) SUPER: Washington, DC
Dr. Ricardo Martinez is head of the National Highway Traffic Safety
SUPER: DR. RICARDO MARTINEZ/NHTSA Administrator
DRIVERS MUST UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS NEVER OK, NEVER OK, TO PLACE A BABY
IN FRONT OF A PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG. IN A CRASH, THE DEPLOYING AIRBAG
WILL STRIKE THE BABY'S FRAGILE HEAD AND NECK WITH A FORCE GREAT ENOUGH
TO SERIOUSLY INJURE OR KILL A BABY. (14)
SUPER: Janet Dewey/Air Bag Safety Campaign
JUST BY BEING IN THE BACK SEAT YOU REDUCE THE RISK OF DEATH TO A CHILD
FROM A CRASH BY ONE THIRD. THEY ARE A THIRD SAFER IN THE BACK SEAT. (10)
(parents in hospital)
To drive this point home, some hospitals now show new parents a safety
video... before they drive baby home.
PLACING YOUR BABY IN FRONT OF AN AIRBAG IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. IN THE
EVENT OF A CRASH, THE BABY'S CAR SEAT IS ALWAYS CLOSE TO THE POWERFUL
FORCE OF A DEPLOYING AIRBAG. AN AIRBAG CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE, BUT NEVER
EVER PUT YOUR BABY IN THE FRONT SEAT. (15)
SUPER: Dr. Joseph Zanga/American Academy of Pediatrics (can cover last
part with more of Hunter riding.)
IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW FAR YOU'RE GOING, HOW SLOW YOU'RE DRIVING. IT
DOESN'T MATTER THAT YOU WANT TO KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR BABY. THE SAFEST
PLACE FOR YOUR BABY IS SAFELY SECURED IN THE BACK SEAT OF YOUR CAR. (12)
HERB: There's been a lot of news lately about children killed by air
bags. But almost none of these kids was properly restrained. In fact,
six out of ten children who die in crashes aren't restrained at all. And
even if your car doesn't have air bags, it's safer to put kids in the
back seat. When can they move up front? Experts say wait until the
child is at least 12.
A Commonwealth Games competitor
is bowling over the competition and proving that age is no obstacle.
88-year old Hal Barry is a seasoned veteran bowler. Although he's been rolling the ball for 70-years, this is his first time competing in a state wide event.
Barry says the score doesn't matter as long as he has fun.
[IN Q=THAT'S WHAT I LIKE]
((HAL BARRY/BOWLER; THAT'S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS AREA DOWN HERE FROM NEW YORK. FRIENDS ARE HARD TO MAKE. DOWN HERE, YOU MAKE FRIENDS SO READILY. FIRST TIME I WALKED INTO A BOWLING ALLEY IN LEXINGTON, I MET PEOPLE AND I'VE BEEN FRIENDS WITH THEM EVER SINCE.))
[OUT Q=EVER SINCE.]
The 178-average bowler says he likes competition as much as the comradery, but he's not too concerned if he doesn't win a gold medal.
The commonwealth games takes us to the basketball floor and the archery arena, major league baseball highlights from this afternoon for ya,
and this guy had a hole in one today at the Old Konterey Class tournament, highlights in a few.
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The Roanoke Valley is definitely packed with athletic talent this weekend and many of those stars are on the basketball court.
This team from Blacksburg is made up of current and former Virginia Tech stars and Bobby Prince.
The former Lord Botetourt and VMI star is now in grad school at Tech.
Prince says the Commonwealth Games are a good avenue for former college players like himself to stay involved in the game.
And not surprisingly this talent laden Blacksburg team beat a South Boston squad 74-to-73.
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[SUPER=01-Bobby Prince/Former VMI Guard;]
[OUT Q=coming together.]
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The Commonwealth Games is also an opportunity for lessor known sports to grab some of the limelight.
Archery is one of the 45 sports in action in the Roanoke-based games.
Athletes from all walks of life come to Southwest Virginia to compete and that's why Chilhowie resident Don Davis has competed in all but one of the 8 Commonwealth Games.
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The Ole Monterey Golf Classic was in full swing over at Ole Monterey today for the first of two rounds.
The 36 hole event drew 140 tournament entries. Brian Agee played well early and was one under through 13. He would par number 13 here.
North Cross football coach Jim Muscaro was also in the field.
The top story turned out to be Jason Porter, who pockets part of a thousand dollars after his hole in one on 16.
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[SUPER=01-Jason Porter/Had a Hole in One; :00]
[OUT Q=...an ace]
_______is your leader after tthe first round.
Japanese tour player Brian Watts still leads the british Open after three rounds.
[SUPER=03-Sothport, England/ABC; :00]
The wind gage read 30 miles per hour and it showed as most of the front runners fell badly.
But Watts was steady, firing a 3 over 73 . he is the only golfer at even par. The day's best round wasa 70. Watts entered the day with a one shot lead.
Masters champion Mark O'Meara is tied for second with Jim Furyk and Jesper parnevik at 2 over par.
Tonight is Doug Million tribute night at Salem Memorial Stadium.
Million, the Colorado Rockies top draft pick in 94, died last fall of an asthma attack. He played parts of three seasons with the Avalanche here in salem.
[SUPER=01-Christian Carlson/Avalanche Assistant G.M.; :00]
[OUT Q=every year"]
Tha Avalanche will then play Winston-Salem, a team the Avs have beaten two of the last three times.
[SUPER=01-Jay Loviglio/Avalanche Manager; :00]
[OUT Q=play winston salem"]
On to the majors where the Indians and the White Sox lit it up for 24 total runs.
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It would be a career day for Clevelands Brian Giles. the outfielder produced four hits, drove in five runs and had..yes..his first career grand slam. He gets jiggy wit it in the top of the first.
The Sox cam back to tie it, but Manny ramirez puts Clevalend back in front with this solo shot and the Indians win 15-9.
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In the Big Apple, Mike Piazza gettin jiggy with it aginst the Phillies, he jacks his 15th homer on the season, a two run shot as his mets down Philadelphia 7-nothing.
The Cardinals lost to the Dogers 10-8, no homers for mark McGuire.[S-NRV]
The New River Valley Speedway welcomes back Johnny Rumley, Jeff Agnew and Michael Ritch, to name just a few, in the first Hooters Procup series appearance at the track tonight.
Drivers will race 250 Laps in tthe Hooters race and then the late models will come out for 100 laps in the Pepsi/Food City 350, which will showcase some differences between late models and hooters cars.
[SUPER=01-Randy Myers/Hooters Director of Operations; :00]
[OUT Q=since then"]
The green flag drops at 7pm.
Finally, the Roanoke Stars 15 and under boys soccer team won theri age group at the biggest youth tournament in the world--12 hundred teams from 67 countries. They beat a Swedish team 3-0 to win the group. John Hartman, Stephen Platt Evan berding scored. They now advance to the A bracket single elemination side.
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We now have some pictures from the scene along Smith Mountain where a private plane plunged into the water.
It happened around four this afternoon.
Again, a witness said the plane flew over some trees then nose-dived into the Blackwater section of the lake.
We'll have more information coming up for you later tonight on News 7 at 11.