Up next on News 7 at Six... more on yesterdays Smith Mountain Lake plane crash... the latest in a series of weekend accidents at the lake.
And the N-double-A-C-P speaks out about a controversial Roanoke housing development.
In sports, Mark O'Meara wins the british Oen in a playoff, a few major League matinees diamond notes for you,
and whielt eh Winston Cup drivers took the weekend off, the Commonwealth games pciekd up the slack with it's version of NASCAR
Some nasty storms are out there. We'll track them on radar coming up.
In the extended outlook has some very hot numbers.
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Yesterday a plane crashed at Smith Mountain Lake.
It was the latest in a string of weekend accidents on the lake.
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David Johnson is at Smith Mountain Lake and has this update.
David what's going on today.
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(Rollcue:were not as lucky.)
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Jet skis, boats and now an airplane.
The latest crash left its victims frightenend but otherwise unharmed.
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((J.D.WOODS/PASSENGER: I NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE THIS. MY WHOLE LIFE FLASHED BEFORE MY EYES. AND, I WAS VERY SCARED. THE SCARRIEST THING I'VE EVER BEEN THROUGH.))
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Four of the past five weekends at Smith Mountain Lake have been marred by accidents--in some cases fatal.
On the July fourth holiday weekend, a man was killed when his boat crashed near the Smith Mountain Lake damn.
However, officials say the recent number of accidents may be due in part to the lake's popularity.
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((AS YOU GET AN INCREASED NUMBER OF PEOPLE USING ONE PARTICULAR FACILITY, YOU PEN UP THE PROBABILITY OF HAVING MORE ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES JUST DO TO THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE MORE PEOPLE OUT HERE USING THE LAKE ON A DAILY BASIS.))
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Webster said officials were also concerned about the threat of fuel leaking from the downed plane.
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((THE SMITH MOUNTAIN MARINE FIRE DEPARTMENT CAME OUT AND PUT BUOYS AROUND IT TO CONTAIN IT. THEN THEY SPREAD THESE PADS OR PILLOWS AS THEY'RE CALLED OUT IN ORDER TO SOAK UP ANY TYPE OF FUEL THAT MAY HAVE FLOATED TO THE SURFACE FROM THE PLANE.))
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The man convicted of killing a Roanoke County Realtor is scheduled to die this week...
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In 1990, Danny Lee King posed as potential home buyer to lure realtor Carolyn Rogers to a vacant house.
Rogers was robbed, beaten and stabbed to death.
King's execution is set for Thursday.
Are Roanoke city officials committed to revitalizing the area's inner city?
That's the question the Roanoke chapter of the N-double-A-C-P is asking.
Habitat for Humanity has plans to build 35-homes next to the Woodbridge Avenue community.
Woodbridge residents fear the project will reduce their property values and raise crime in the area.
N-double A-C-P officials blame the city for what it calls "bad planning."
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/NAACP PRESIDENT; THE IDEA OF SETTING 30,000 DOLLAR HOMES NEXT TO 80 OR 90,000 DOLLAR HOMES IS RIDICULOUS. IT'S STUPID. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CONSIDER THAT IF YOU POINT TO ANYONE OF OUR INNER CITY NEIGHBORHOODS AND ON AVERAGE THEY HAVE HUNDREDS OF VACANT LOTS.))
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Jeffrey suggests that the project is nothing more than a scheme for profit and tax credits for Fralin and Waldron, which donated the land to Habitat.
A spokesman for the real estate company, admitted there were tax advantages for the gesture.
Woodbridge Avenue residents plan to meet with city officials about the development tomorrow.
One of the few programs in Roanoke that helps teenage fathers cope with their growing responsibilities, may soon have to shut down.
The "For Males Only" program organizes the group through the Roanoke City Health Department.
It started in 1995 and teaches young fathers how to care for their children and about their legal rights and responsibilities.
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((CURTIS AUSTIN/TEEN FATHER: IT'S A LOT OF EDUCATION TOWARDS BEING A FATHER, BASICALLY AND TO HELP YOU HAVE A HAPPY AND BETTER HOME.))
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Funding for the program runs out at the end of this month.
But, organizers hope its success
will help it raise the money it needs to continue.
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((JOHN MORRIS/FOR MALES ONLY: IF THE GUYS BECOME SUCCESSFUL THE PROGRAM IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF ITSELF. AND PEOPLE ARE GOING TO START RECOGNIZING THAT IT IS A WORTHY PROGRAM AND WE WILL PERHAPS BE ABLE TO GET THE RESOURCES WE NEED.))
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A total of 10 fathers are enrolled in the program.
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Up next--much of the nation was holding its breath around this time 29 years ago, as Neil Armstrong took one giant leap for mankind.
And authorities near Smith Mountain Lake have a new way of patroling their beat.
We'll tell you about it in a few minutes.
First, let's check in with Andrew Freiden in the weather center.
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It's no secret the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries Department patrols Smith Mountain and Claytor lake.
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And you may be expecting to see them on a patrol boat, but the next time you pass someone on a See Doo check for a badge.
Game Wardens have been using personal watercrafts on Smith Mountain Lake for about five years.
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((DAVID CUSHMAN/GAME WARDEN: IT'S NOT A MARKED UNIT SO WE CAN BLEND IN AND IT ALLOWS US TO GET A LITTLE MORE PERSONAL AND OBSERVE VIOLATIONS WE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO ENFORCE SUCH AS NO WAKE ZONES, RECKLESS OPERATION OF A BOAT OR PEOPLE FAILING TO YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY TO OTHER BOATS OR EVEN US TOO.))
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Cushman says boaters are often surprised to see him on-duty operating a personal watercraft.
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((FOR THE MOST PART THEY'RE VERY PLEASED TO SEE A GAME WARDEN ON THE LAKE DOING THEIR JOB CAUSE THEY REALIZE THE CHALLENGES WE FACE ON THE LAKE.))
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A local marina supplies the Game Department with the vehicles.
A long-awaited airline service has landed in Roanoke.
And, the power line debate drags on.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's Business Review.
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This week on the Review:
A new jet flying an old route means a faster way to get to Chicago.
Nonstop service to the Windy City is back in Roanoke after a six-year absence.
And Trans States Airlines said its fares will be "competitive."
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((BILL MISHK/TRANS STATES AIRLINES: BUT THE MAIN UTILITY WE'RE BRINGING TO THE FLYING COMMUNITY IS WE'RE GOING TO BE CUTTING THE FLYING TIME TO O'HARE BY ROUGHLY TWO AND A HALF HOURS.))
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Right now a round-trip flight on the jet costs 220-dollars -- if you meet certain restrictions.
That deal ends in September.
September first is the date American Electric Power will turn in new research to the State Corporation Commission.
The S-C-C is asking the power company to study alternative routes before the commission decides if A-E-P should build a new high-voltage power line.
The commission heard more public testimony this week at a hearing in Richmond.
In Roanoke, A-E-P played host to a group of Bosnian engineers and utility managers.
The power company gave its visitors some advice on how they might rebuild their country's war-damaged utility system.
A new furniture store moved into Valley View Mall.
Haverty's said it's looking forward to giving monster competitor Grand Home Furnishings a run for its money.
Way up on Bent Mountain, tiny Blue Ridge Digital is getting some big-time attention.
Rick and Nancy Romanus opened the video production company six years ago.
Some of their latest work won national awards for T-V advertising.
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A record week on Wall Street.
The Dow picked up 232 points and closed at 93-38.
The Nasdaq broke two-thousand.
That is this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.
Space travel is becoming more and more common these days for the United States.
But, it was less than 30 years ago that a man first reached outer space and walked on the moon.
David Seidel has more about the Apollo-Eleven flight in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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(( On July 16, 1969 three men rocketed toward the moon.
Two of them-- Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin-- would set foot on the piece of rock orbiting the earth.
Millions of people stayed up late into the night of July 20-th as the lunar module approached the surface.
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((ENGINES STOP. WE COPY YOU DOWN EAGLE. TRANQUILITY BASE HERE, THE EAGLE HAS LANDED. ))
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At 10:56 eastern time, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the surface of the moon.
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((THAT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND. ))
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After some 13 hours on the lunar surface, Armstrong and Alsdrin rejoined Mike Collins in the command module and returned to earth.
They splashed into the Pacific Ocean on July 24-th.
But they're journey wasn't over.
They spent another two weeks in quaruntine until they and their cargo were declared germ free.
Then it was on to countless parades, speeches and dinners.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))
Still to come....
In sports, Steve Mason will bring us the latest from the Commonwealth Games including autocross and arm wrestling.
And, we'll tell you why some of the countries top golfers are in the Hill City for some putting practice.
That's coming up when the news continues.
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Lynchburg is hosting a major golf tournament this weekend.. MINIATURE golf, that is.
The Putt- Putt course on Timberlake Road is the site of the Professional Putter's Association Eastern Open.
Some of the top miniature golfers from around the country are in the Hill City competing for 10- thousand dollars in prize money.
And a team of six Canadians also made the trek down and spent this past week putting in some long hours on the course practicing.
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((LIONEL BEAULNE/MINIATURE GOLFER: I THINK IT'S A MATTER OF TRYING IT OUT AND SEEING HOW US GUYS PRACTICE IN THIS WEATHER WHERE IT'S ABOUT 90-95 DEGREES AND WE'RE OUT HERE FIVE, SIX HOURS, WE GO FOR A SNACK AND WE COME BACK OUT. YOU HAVE TO LOVE THE GAME AND THIS IS, IT'S ALMOST LIKE WORK, IT'S ALMOST LIKE A JOB. BUT IF YOU WANT TO PERFORM YOU MUST DO THIS.))
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This marks the first American tournament for most of the Canadians.
The Eastern Open is one of five major events on the P-P-A tour.
The winner gets two thousand dollars and an appearance in a "skins" tournament to be televised by ESPN.
British Open highlights for you, as well as major league baseball, and
the brothers in arms tour was one of many featured events in today's commonwealth games festiveties. Arm wrestling and autocross to come in spports.
At age 41, Mark O'Meara became the oldest player to win two majors in the same year. But he needed a four hole playoff round to beat the unknown Brian Watts.
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Tiger Woods made a run at both. Here on 17, some 30 feet away from the pin, he pitches in from the rough for birdie. He bidied three out of the final four holes for a final round 4 under 66 and finished at 281, 1 shot off the leaders.
Watts needed this putt on 18 to force the playoff and he nails it, both he and O'Meara finish at 280.
On to 15, 16, 17 and 18 for the playoff, amd on the final hole, Watts goes long, ensuring Omeara's win.
Mark putts out for par and wins, banking 520 grand, while Watts nets 329 grand.
Billy King finished the Senior Tour Ameritech Open near the back of the pack. His complete results at 11. Hale Irwin is your winner.
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Hale Irwin won the event with a final round of 73. He finishes the tourney at 15 under par. Here re raps things up on the 18th hole. Irwin continues to dominate the senior tour and is its leading money winner.
After ended a two game losing streak yesterday, the New York Yankees again ran into a wall today...Toronto's Jose Conseco.
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The Blue Jay slugger gave Torontoa 4-1 lead on this blast to left, a grand slam homerun off the Yankees Andy Pettite in the bottom of the third inning, his 25th of the season.
[SUPER=35-Toronto/9/New York/3;]New York's Paul O'Neil cut the lead to 2 runs on a ground rule double tthat plates Ch
But Jose says I got the power today, he gets jiggy with it again in the 7th, a solo shot, 7-3 Blue Jays and they down the yankees 9-3. Now let's check the scoreboard.
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Athletes were gripping and pulling for a gold medal in the Lacerlot in Vinton this afternoon.
About 20 arm wrestlers vied for a top spot in the double elimination tournament.
The wrestlers hailed from Norfolk to Wytheville.
10 weight classes were offered, four for left handers and 6 for the righties.
But before today's competition tribute was paid to M.G. Harmon, Junior.
Harmon, a former coordinator of this event and the president of the United States Arm Wrestling Association died of cancer in May. His parents received this plaque.
Some folks in town for the Commonwealth games thought it would be nice to cruise to a medal.
And they did it in the Roanoke Civic Center parking lot.
About 70 cars entered the Auto cross competition.
Of course the object is to run the course in the fastest time.
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The Peaks Area Soccer Association and some high school players are trying to build a soccer empire in Bedford.
And as Denise Allen reports they're doing it by teaching the game.
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((I'M GOING TO BLOW THE WHISTLE AND IT'S GOING TO BE TIME TO START.))
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This free summer camp is the first hello to soccer for many of these children.
Every Tuesday and Thursday they take the field to learn the fundamentals.
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((TRAVIS BRYANT/CAMPER: WE LEARNED HOW TO STOP THE BALL, TRAP IT AND HOW TO SCORE.))
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((why do you like playing soccer?
M.J. HARRIS/CAMPER: WE LIKE STOPPING THE BALL, TRAPPING IT AND HAVING FUN.))
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((MATT THOMAS/CAMP COACH: THE FIRST DAY THEY WERE OUT HERE THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING. NOW THEY'RE PASSING AND TAKING SHOTS. THEY'RE DOING PRETTY GOOD.))
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((JANICE LUTH/PEAKS AREA SOCCER: SOME OF THE CHILDREN HAD NEVER PLAYED A TEAM TYPE SPORT BEFORE AND THEY HAD A VERY DIFFICULT TIME EVEN INTERACTING WITH THEIR TEAMMATES AND THERE WERE POWER STRUGGLES AND WHAT I'VE NOTICE IS THE KIDS ARE GETTING A LONG BETTER.))
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((READY! GO! SHOOT IT!))
The camp is staffed by members of the Peaks Area Soccer Association and high school players.
For some of these players it's an introduction to coaching and a chance to see the game in a different light.
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((ALAN BIGGIO/CAMP COACH: THEY'RE FROM AN AREA THAT'S PREDOMINANTLY BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL AND THEY'VE JUST BEEN INTRODUCED TO SOCCER AND HOPEFULLY THEY CAN TAKE SOCCER TO THE NEXT LEVEL FOR BEDFORD AND LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL.))
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((LUTH: AS FAR AS THE TEENS ARE CONCERNED IT TEACHES THEM RESPONSIBILITY. THEY CAN SEE HOW FAR THEY'VE COME SINCE THEY WERE A YOUNG KID AND IT INTRODUCES THEM TO THE JOY OF WORKING WITH YOUNGER CHILDREN.))
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The runs through the first week in August.
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