Up next on News 7 at Six... freshmen arriving at Virginia Tech are greeted by the Attorney General with a warning about alcohol.
And contaminated water is killing some businesses at Smith Mountain Lake.
In sports, ESPN sportscaster Robin Roberts was in the area this week-- highlights from major league baseball.
And an emotional win for Mark Martin last night at the Bristol Motor Speedway.
A few pop up thunderstorms, but for the most part, the hot stuff will continue--
Coming up in weather, We'll also take a trip to the tropics to check on Hurricane Bonnie.
Many Virginia Tech freshman have already arrived on campus--and today they got their first lecture on binge and underage drinking.
Attorney General Mark Earley was on hand to greet the freshmen class.
Earley encouraged the class of 2002 to help change the image of the state's college and university campuses.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: EVERY YEAR WE HAVE A BRAND NEW STUDENT BODY OF FRESHMEN ALL ACROSS VIRGINIA. EVERY FOUR YEARS, WE HAVE A TOTALLY NEW STUDENT BODY. AND, I THINK FOR FOUR TO FIVE YEARS, IF WE MAKE A VERY CONCERTED EFFORT, COMING FROM THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS, THE BOARD OF VISITORS, THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITITES AND OUR STUDENT LEADERS, TO CHANGE AND REBUILD THE CULTURE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES TO EMPHASIZE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY THAT WE ARE GOING TO SEE A CHANGE. AND, WE'RE BEGINNING THAT THIS FALL.))
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Earley's comments today came a few weeks after his task force on college drinking released its recommendations concerning the problem.
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David Johnson is in Blacksburg.
David what were those recommendations and what's been the response to them?
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(Rollcue: are responsible for what.)
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((Last November Mindy Somers fell to her death from her dorm window after a night of heavy drinking.
To help prevent similar circumstances, students living in dorms are being issued an interactive C-D called, Alcohol 101.
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((HUNTER MERRITT/TECH STUDENT: IT SEEMS TO BE EFFECTIVE IN THE TEST THAT THEY'VE DONE. SO, WE'RE REALLY GOING TO PUSH THAT AND LET THE STUDENTS EXPLORE THAT. AS FAR AS RA'S IN THE DORMS, THERE'S ZERO TOLERANCE IN THE DORMS AND WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THAT EXPLICITLY CLEAR, ESPECIALLY EARLY ON.))
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The task force recomendations request that parents take a more proactive role in their children's lives before college--something some parents agree with.
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((GINGER MATYKO/PARENT OF STUDENT:WE HAVE TALKED TO OUR CHILDREN ABOUT IT SO THEY REA AWARE AND THAT THEY DON'T DO THAT. WHEN IT HAPPENS WE CUT ARTICLES OUT OF THE PAPER AND LAY THEM OUT ON THE KITCHEN TABLE FOR THEM TO SEE. SO, THEY KNOW THAT IT DOESN'T JUST HAPPEN TO OTHER PEOPLE, IT HAPPENS TO THEM TOO.))
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((MICHAEL MATYKO:THE PARENTS CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH LIKE LEAVING THE ARTICLES ON THE TABLE. BUT, IT'S ULTIMATELY UP TO THE STUDENTS TO DECIDE WHAT THEY WANT TO DO.))
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According to the guidelines, local and campus police and the ABC Board will work more closely together and some area sports bars have put in place tougher guidelines.
They require two forms of identification, and some permit only people 21-years and older after 10 pm.
And, at least one fraternity says it already has a three way check system in place and plans to do more.
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((RYAN FORD/SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON:THIS YEAR AFTER THE GOVERNOR'S TASK FORCE WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT LOT CLOSER AT WHAT'S GOING ON. BUT, FOR THE MOST PART, WE ALREADY HAD A VERY STRICT SYSTEM IN THERE AND WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THAT.))
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Earley is planning to visit more universities during the next couple of weeks to talk about the problem.
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High levels of fecal coliform in Smith Mountain Lake have caused
one beach to close.
And the owner of Shoreline Marina says his sales have sunk so low -- he may as well shut down.
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Tina Tenret is in our newsroom with more.
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Eric -- the Health Department has found raw sewage in three areas of the lake -- Crazy Horse Campground, Becky's Creek, and Hardy Ford Bridge.
The Health Department says it's probably best NOT to swim there, even though the bacteria will not necessarily make you sick.
But it's killing business.
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((WAYNE DUNFORD/CRAZY HORSE CAMPGROUND: I FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN TARGETTED OUT. WE LOST A LOT OF BUSINESS BECAUSE OF THAT. THEY SAY OH CRAZY HORSE IS POLLUTING THE WATER AND IT'S NOT SO.))
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The health department found high levels of fecal coliform right in front of Crazy Horse Campground.
Managers voluntarily closed the beach so people would not swim in the water.
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((WE CAN'T GO SWIMMING. CRY. BUT THE WATER'S DIRTY. CRY.))
Crazy Horse campground was booked for Labor Day weekend -- not anymore.
Dunford says campers are cancelling their reservations.
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((SHANE BOSWELL/CAMPER: WE CAME UP HERE TO GO SWIMMING. SINCE WE DON'T HAVE A BOAT WE CAN'T GO AWAY FROM THE MARINA. CAN'T REALLY DO ANY SWIMMING AT ALL. IT'S REALLY IRRITATING.))
Dunford says jet ski rentals have also dipped.
But, in spite of Health Department warnings, many are still testing the waters.
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((RICK DEMPSEY/VACATIONER: IT'S NOT THAT MUCH OF A CONCERN TO US TRUTHFULLY. IF IT WERE IN A SWIMMING POOL I'D BE CONCERNED BUT OPEN WATER LIKE THIS, MY CHILDREN WERE IN IT, THE BABIES WERE IN IT, THE DUCKS WERE IN IT. WE WERE ALL OVER THERE, ONE BIG GROUP.))
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There are three likely sources of this bacteria.
The health department says some boats dump sewage illegally into lake water.
Failing septic systems may be leaking from houses along the lake.
And dirty diapers also spread bacteria.
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(Question: When will the Health Department know more?)
(Answer: They will test again tomorrow -- results are due back by Thursday.)
Tonight at 11, we will meet one marina owner who's tired of taking the heat for the bacteria problem -- and is considering taking legal action.
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Well, Still to come on News 7 at 6--child advocates say a convicted child molestor needs to spend more time behind bars.
And, we'll meet a man at a Richmond cemetary who's trying to identify thousands of unknown Confederate soldiers buried there.
But, first let's head over to the weather center and check in with Andrew Freiden.
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A man from Roseland, Virginia died after his truck plunged into a river in Nelson County last night around 10.
Authorities say 21-year old Christopher Kirk Thompson was speeding around a corner along Route 778 when his truck went out of control.
Thompson smashed into a tree and ended up in a river.
He died on impact.
Two other people in the car were injured and were taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center.
A self-ordained minister and convicted child molestor is up for parole.
But, some people think he needs to spend more time in jail.
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Mario "Tony" Leyva was caught in Virginia in 1987 and later pled guilty to molesting children.
He claimed to have molested at least 100 boys across the country.
Leyva was sentenced to more than 20 years in federal prison, but may be paroled in October.
Relatives of victims and child advocates are asking that Leyva serve more of that sentence.
After he serves his time in federal prison, Leyva will be turned over to Virginia authorities to serve a two-year sentence for molesting two boys from Roanoke.
The area's biggest employer makes some big news in downtown Roanoke.
And Home Depot's plan to move into Roanoke County gets the ax.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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((This week on the Review:
It's not a new business moving in.
But it's still big economic news to downtown Roanoke.
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((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS: THESE JOBS REPRESENT THE LARGEST INFLUX OF JOBS INTO THE DOWNTOWN AREA IN MORE THAN A DECADE.))
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Carilion is transferring 440 jobs into the First Union building on Jefferson Street.
The city hopes that leads to more people spending more money downtown.
The nation's biggest home-improvement chain wanted to move into Roanoke County.
But when Home Depot's proposal came to the county supervisors..it got hammered!
The supervisors voted down a rezoning plan that would've cleared the way for a new store.
Roanoke's very own Advance Auto is going national in a big way.
The car parts chain is buying Kansas City-based Western Auto for 175-million dollars and some stock.
The deal gives Advance more than 15-hundred stores in 36 states.
Headquarters stay in Roanoke.
American Electric Power has completed its study of alternative power line routes.
The state asked for the study to verify A-E-P's claim that its so-called preffered corridor is the BEST corridor for building a new power line.
Union workers at Long-Airdox threatened to strike -- but the threats did not last very long.
Long Airdox and the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union inked a new two-year contract.
A company spokesman said the deal will let Long Airdox keep making mining equipment for the long run.
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Monica and missiles were not enough to bring down the stock market.
The Dow finished a turbulent political week up 109-points.
The NASDAQ gained seven.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.
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Mark McGwire took another shot at Roger Maris' home run record today.
Roy Stanley will be here in a few minutes to tell you how he did.
And, Andrew Freiden will take an extended look at your weather and Hurricane Bonnie when the news continues.
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There are 18 thousand Confederate soldiers lying in a cemetary in Richmond, whose identities for the most part are unknown.
But, as Ellen Qualls explains in this week's Virginia Profiles, they are not forgotten.
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((We went to Hollywood Cemetery in the waning days of summer for another story.
It is after all the resting place of two U.S. Presidents, four Virginia Governors, and a host of Confederate notables.
But it was among the graves of the very least-- soldiers identified sometimes just by numbers... many not identified at all-- that we found Bill Ward.
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((BILL WARD: I THINK ABOUT A POEM THAT THEODORE O'HARA WROTE, ACTUALLY WROTE BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR, AND IT YOU'LL FIND IT ON SOME OF THESE GRAVE MARKERS AROUND HERE.))
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((BILL WARD: REST ON EMBALMED AND SAINTED DEAD, DEAR AS THE BLOOD YE GAVE. NO IMPIOUS FOOTSTEP HERE SHALL TREAD THE HERBAGE OF YOUR GRAVE. NOR SHALL YOUR GLORY BE FORGOT WHILE FAME HER RECORD KEEPS OUR HONOR GUARDS THE HALLOWED SPOT WHERE HONOR PROUDLY SLEEPS.))
Ward's a Civil War re-enactor.
His passion is to identify and commemorate the unknown, many marked only now by a pyramid-- a monument placed by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
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((BILL WARD: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL PAY FOR A VETERAN'S GRAVE MARKER AND THE CEMETERY, HOLLYWOOD, CHARGES 100 DOLLARS TO PUT THEM IN.))
The federal markers are not the art that makes Hollywood a gothic spectacle.
They're not the grand monuments marking General Pickett and now his recently re-interred wife...
JEB Stuart ... and Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
Even Davis's daughter has a chillingly beautiful marker.
But they serve the purpose-- to ward off impious footsteps... and ensure that glory not be forgot.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
And coming up, Mark Martin wins at Bristol highlights from Major League Baseball.
And Mark McGwire hits homer number 53 this afternoon as the Cardinals battled the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
Mark Martin held back tears in victory lane last night after he took the checkered flag winning the Goody's 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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Martin led 199 laps in the Valvoline Ford Taurus and he would cross the line in front of his teammate Jeff Burton for the win.
It was an emotional win for Martin, whose father, Julian, stepmother and half sister died two weeks earlier in an airplane crash near the California Nevada border.
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Martin also cut 30 points off Jeff Gordon's Winston Cup points lead trimming the deficiet to 67 with 12 races to go.
The Cleveland Indians left Camden Yard this afternoon with a 4 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
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Oriole manager Ray Miller and Indians Mike Hargrove watching from the dugouts.
Cleveland scored two in the top of the first Travis Fryman hits a shot down the left field line scoring Omar Vizquel and Brian Giles but Dave Justice is thrown out trying to make it to third.
Cleveland would add a run in the top of the fifth Brian Giles hits the pop fly over second base it drops in scoring David Bell to make it 3 to nothing Indians.
Doc Gooden was working the mound. Here he strikes
out Rich Becker and the Indians win it 4 to 1.
In New York, Arizona holds on for a 4 to 3 win over the New York Mets.
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Devon White accounted for the Diamondbacks first two runs of the game. Here he hits a single to right field scoring Andy Fox and Arizona took a 1 to nothing lead in the first.
Then in the fourth, White gets all of this pitch sending it over the left field wall for a solo homer and the Diamondbacks jumped out to the 2 to nothing lead.
Still in the fourth, Tony Batista smokes this pitch
down the line and in the corner of left field scoring a run and Arizona wins it 4 to 3.
Mark McGwire defended his use of a strength enhancing substance that is legal in baseball but banned by the N-F-L, Olympics and the N-C-A-A.
McGwire says he see's nothing wrong with using the testosterone producing substance.
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McGwire continued the chase for Roger Maris's home run record in Pittsburgh today. He takes this pitch deep over the left field wall for homer number 53 leaving him 8 short of tieing the record of 61 homers in a season.
McGwire has 32 games left and he's on pace to finish with 65.
Sammy Sosa came through today with two homers giving him 51 two behind McGwire.
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Robin Roberts is probably one of the most well known women sports reporters.
She was in Radford this week as the guest speaker at the University's Hall of Fame Banquet.
and says it doesn't matter what career she chose, being a student-athlete helped prepare her for life.
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Roberts says she seen a lot of changes since starting her career in the mid-80's.
Women's sports are getting more air time, female sports reporters are no longer a novelty and her work is getting the respect it deserves.
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Sports fans have probably seen Robin on the job for ESPN and ABC.
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