Up next on News 7 at 11...
Three nighttime boaters end up in the hospital after a collision on Smith Mountain Lake.
Northwest Airlines' flights are cancelled, and no-one's at the bargaining table.
And England prepares to observe the first anniversary of Diana's death.
News 7 at 11 is next.
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A boating accident last night on Smith Mountain Lake sent three men to the hospital.
One of them is in critical condition.
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Authorities say a bass boat hit a pontoon boat in the Blackwater River section of the lake around 11-30.
Union Hall resident Eric Barber, Jeffrey Bussey (Bue-see) of Rocky Mount and Ivy Layman are all at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Rescue workers say darkness and the geography of the lake itself probably caused the accident.
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((JIM SWANN/SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE FIRE CHIEF; THIS IS A NARROW END OF THE LAKE. YOU COULD COME AROUND A COVE ON THIS END OF THE LAKE AND NOT SEE SOMETHING APPROACHING. WE'VE HAD A NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS IN THIS AREA. THE SHARP TURNS AND THE COVE COMES OUT TO THE MAIN ARM OF THE RIVER.))
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Ivy Layman and Eric Barber are both in intensive care.
Layman is listed in critical condition, Barber's condition is serious.
Jeffrey Bussey is in stable condition.
Swann says there have been three fatalities at the lake this year.
Smith Mountain Lake marine rescue officials say they've had three times the number of calls this season compared to last year.
Franklin County Game Wardens are still investigating the accident.
Passengers with Monday flights on Northwest Airlines are out of luck tonight.
More than 6,000 pilots are on the picket line, and that's expected to affect up to 150 thousand passengers a day.
All Northwest flights are grounded through Tuesday.
No new talks are scheduled, and each side is blaming the other.
((HAL MEYERS/PILOT'S UNION; UNFORTUNATELY IT TAKES TWO PEOPLE TO NEGOTIATE, WE DON'T WANT TO STRIKE, WE WANT TO BE BACK IN THE COCKPIT. WE DON'T WANT TO INCONVENIENCE OUR PASSENGERS ANY MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE.
JON AUSTIN/NORTHWEST SPOKESPERSON; THAT'S A CHOICE THE PILOTS MADE AND THE REASON THEY'RE WILLING TO MAKE THAT CHOICE IS BECAUSE THEY'RE WILLING TO STRIKE FOR THEIR EXTREME ECONOMIC DEMANDS.))
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The strike could also affect the airline's other 51 thousand employees... since the company is not making any money, they could be laid off.
Meanwhile, the strike is hitting close to home--
forcing at least one traveler at Roanoke Regional Airport to make alternate plans.
David Johnson has more.
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[OUT Q=relatively cooperative.]
(( Bob Wagner flew Northwest Airlines from Michigan to Roanoke on Friday night.
He was in the area for a business meeting.
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((BOB WAGNER/STRANDED NORTHWEST PASSENGER; I ARRIVED HERE AT 11 O'CLOCK. I WAS SUPPOSED TO COME IN ON SATURDAY. THE MEETING WAS PRETTY IMPORTANT, SO I CHANGED MY FLIGHT FROM SATURDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHT.))
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Now that the meeting is over, the business at hand for Wagner is making his way home.
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((BOB WAGNER; I WAS SUPPOSED TO FLY FROM HERE TO DETROIT TO SAGINAW, MICHIGAN. NOW IT LOOKS LIKE I'M GOING TO HAVE TO FLY FROM HERE TO CHICAGO ON A DIFFERENT AIRLINE. AND THEN FROM CHICAGO TO FLINT AND THEN DRIVE FROM FLINT TO SAGINAW.))
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Mesaba Airlines serves as an airlink for Northwest Airlines here in Roanoke.
Employees say they have ended service until the Northwest strike is over.
Wagner says his company saw the handwriting on the wall and tried to work around it.
He says it's been difficult to catch a flight with other airlines because they're already full.
But he's staying in good spirits.
[IN Q=WELL OBVIOUSLY]
((BOB WAGNER; WELL OBVIOUSLY IT'S A PROBLEM. BUT WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO WORK THROUGH IT. SO FAR EVERYONE HAS BEEN RELATIVELY COOPERATIVE.))
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; MESABA'S AIRLINK SERVICE FOR NORTHWEST NORMALLY FLYS OUT OF ROANOKE AT LEAST FOUR TIMES A DAY. THOSE FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL THE STRIKE IS OVER. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.))
On the eve of the first anniversary of Princess Diana's death, Britons still disagree about how they should observe it.
Lee Cowan has more.
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((FLOWERS ARE ALREADY BEGINNING TO ADORN THE FENCE OF KENSINGTON PALACE -
JUST AS THEY DID A YEAR AGO, WHEN A SINGLE CARD AND A MODEST BOUQUET
TURNED INTO A FLORAL SEA THE LIKES OF WHICH HAD NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE,
AND HASN'T BEEN SINCE.
THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF PRINCESS DIANA HAS ITSELF TURNED INTO
ANOTHER QUANDARY; ONE FOR THE ROYAL FAMILY, AND THE BRITONS ALIKE.
IS IT SOMETHING TO BE MARKED AND REMEMBERED? OR IS IT SOMETHING TO LET
THE ANSWER IS AS VARIED AS THE PEOPLE SHE TOUCHED.
(SOT/MOS) "I think it's a very personal thing. Diana was personal,
(SOT/MOS) "Everybody's got their own ideas, they can do what they like,
they can think what they like, I just think she was wonderful."
(STANDUP/Lee Cowan) "And so thousands across Britain and France will
remember the Princess of Wales at church services like the one here at
Westminster Abbey, candlelight vigils, and silent commemorations. But
polls seem to indicate that after such a tumultuous year, most here have
THE ROYAL FAMILY HAS ASKED FOR LOW KEY COMMEMORATIONS, A VIEW ECHOED BY
BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR. PRINCE CHARLES, ALONG WITH PRINCES
WILLIAM AND HARRY, ARE SPENDING THE TIME AT BALMORAL CASTLE, GRIEVING
PRIVATELY AT NEARBY CRATHIE CHURCH. PRINCESS DIANA'S STAFF PLANS TO
ATTEND A REQUIEM MASS AT THE CHAPEL ROYAL AT ST. JAMES' PALACE. AND
DIANA'S FAMILY WILL GATHER AT HER FAMILY HOME AND BURIAL PLACE AT
ALTHROP - MOURNING IN PRIVATE AS WELL.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO IGNORE THE DAY - IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO SPEAK OF WHERE
YOU WERE WHEN YOU HEARD THE NEWS - OR HOW MANY PEOPLE WATCHED AS
PRINCESS DIANA WAS LAID TO REST. BUT AS MUCH AS SOME WOULD LIKE THIS
ANNIVERSARY TO COME AND GO AND LET THOSE MOST AFFECTED BY HER LOSS
GRIEVE IN PRIVATE, SALES OF HER BOOKS AND MAGAZINES HAVE SKYROCKETTED TO
COINCIDE WITH THE ANNIVERSARY. SHE IS STILL THE TALK OF THE WORLD. AS
ONE PERSON PUT IT, IF YOU HAD SOMEHOW MANAGED TO SLEEP THROUGH THAT SAD
WEEK A YEAR AGO, YOU MIGHT STILL THINK SHE'S ALIVE AND WELL. LEE COWAN,
CBS NEWS, LONDON.))
Up next--Mary Baldwin's V-Wil Program celebrates another anniversary.
And, Labor Day weekend is around the corner--and state police say they'll be out in force.
More when the news continues.
Mary Baldwin College celebrated the fourth anniversary of its all-female cadet corp today.
The program is called V-WIL or "Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership".
And, 43-new freshmen, called (Nah-lls)"nULLs", were officially accepted into the program today.
An hour-long induction ceremony and military parade took place earlier this afternoon to mark the occasion.
This is the first time that all classes from seniors to freshmen will be part of the V-Wil program.
The Virginia Farm Bureau's "Ag in the Classroom" initiative is expanding to make it more up to date with the new standards of learning.
Elementary school teachers across the state are being offered free teaching materials to incorporate into their everyday lesson plans.
The idea is to teach children that agriculture affects their everyday lives.
[IN Q=And we think]
((JAY POOLE/AG IN THE CLASSROOM: AND WE THINK THIS IS A GREAT VEHICLE TO TELL A REALLY GOOD STORY ABOUT AGRICULTURE THESE DAYS. AGRICULTURE IS NOT REALLY THE FARMER WITH THE OVERALLS AND THE PITCHFORK ANYMORE, IT'S THE FARMER THAT HAS A VERY EXPENSIVE TRACTOR WITH A SATELLITE DISH ON THE TRACTOR THAT TALKS TO A SATELLITE UP IN ORBIT. THAT'S WHAT AGRICULTURE IS TODAY.))
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Poole says teaching children about agriculture now will make them better- informed voters when they're grown up.
It also opens up new career paths they might not have been aware of.
Talk about Wall Street made headlines--as the Dow ended last week down almost 500 points.
Scott Goldberg has more on the News-7 Business Review.
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[NOTHING ON CHROMAKEY THIS WEEK]
((We start on Wall Street.
Where shaky foreign economies rattled our stock market and rolled the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its largest one-week point drop ever.
The industrials have dropped 14-percent since their peak in July.
And stocks that don't belong to the group have done even worse.
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS & SONS: SEVENTY PERCENT OF THE STOCKS ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE HAVE LOST 20 PERCENT FROM THEIR HIGHS THIS YEAR.))
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[DOW JONES PRE PRO]
When the week ended the Dow was down 482-points.
The Nasdaq lost 158.
In Roanoke, Halmode Apparel is laying off 180 people.
That's 40-percent of the Roanoke work force.
The textile company has already canned 75 percent of its workers in Covington.
And earlier this year, Halmode laid off all 117 people who worked in New Castle.
More layoffs in Christiansburg.
Donnkenny Apparel is closing its New River finishing plant.
Sixty-five people will be out of work there.
Another bank buyout.
North Carolina's Branch Bank and Trust is taking over the MainStreet Financial group.
MainStreet is based in Martinsville and operates 11-different banks around Virginia.
Your friends at Your Hometown Station did more than report the news this week.
We made some.
We're leaving our home of almost 40-years and moving into a higher-tech -- and much bigger -- building on Hershberger Road.
It's the site of the old Best Products building.
If all goes as planned, we'll be there on January 1st, 2000.
[Dow Jones pre pro]
If once wasn't enough, we'll show you the boards one more time.
The Dow closed at 80-51 this week.
The Nasdaq is at 16-39.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.
According to state police, last year during the Labor Day weekend, there were 16 fatal accidents and 175 drunk driving arrests.
This Labor Day weekend, more officers will be on the roads in an effort to reduce those figures.
It's all a part of the program CARE, or "Combined Accident Reduction Effort".
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((TROOPER BOB CARPENTIERI/VA. STATE POLICE; WHAT WE'LL BE DOING IS TRYING TO TARGET AGGRESSIVE DRIVING BEHAVIOR AND REDUCE ACCIDENTS AND LOOK AT OTHER TYPE VIOLATIONS.))
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State and local officers will also launch the "Smart, Safe and Sober" campaign just before Labor Day weekend.
That program involves safety belt and child safety seat check points.
Still to come..Roy Stanley will have highlights from golf's U-S Amateur Championships.
And, a downtown Roanoke attraction pays tribute to its many donors.
More when the news continues.
Lynchburg will play host to a Senior Series tour golfing event later this fall.
City leaders announced last week that the Ivy Hills Golf Club would host the area's first pro golf event the week of October 12th.
Mayor Pete Warren says having the Senior Series tour in town will put hundreds of people in local hotels and restaurants.
[IN Q=I think just]
((PETE WARREN/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I THINK JUST TO HAVE THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY THAT WILL BE JUST A FUN 4 TO 5 DAYS FOR LYNCHBURG THAT WOULD BE SO DIFFERENT. WE'VE NEVER HAD ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE IN TERMS OF A MAJOR TOURNAMENT AND I JUST THINK IT WOULD ADD MUCH TO THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE FOR OUR CITIZENS.))
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[OUT Q=for our citizens.]
144 pro golfers are expected to compete in the tournament.
It also will be carried on a tape- delayed basis by The Golf Channel.
"Center in the Square" said thank you today to its supporters.
Refreshments and clowns were on hand as well as activities for children.
It was part of a "Donor Appreciation Day" celebration.
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((JAMES SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE; WE HAVE DONORS FROM THROUGHOUT VIRGINIA. MOST OF THEM RIGHT HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. SO THIS IS THE WAY THAT WE'RE SAYING THANK YOU. AND IT'S ONE OF THE WAYS, WE HAVE OTHER WAYS OF DOING THAT ALSO.))
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[OUT Q=THAT ALSO.]
The schedule of events also included art classes and live animal demonstrations.
Even some players with the Roanoke Wrath were on hand to sign autographs.
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Tom McKnight of Galax came up a little short in his bid to win the U.S. Amateur championship.
McKnight losing to Hank Kuehne 2 and 1.
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McKnight trailed for most of yesterday's round but when he made this long putt on hole 33 he would cut Kuehne's lead to one hole with three holes left to play.
Then after missing a putt on the final hole he conceded the match giving Kuehne the national title.
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[SUPER=01-Tom McKnight/Finishes Second; :]
[OUT Q=...was down."]
Roanoke's Billy King shot his second 71 yesterday to finish at 1 under par in the Bank of Boston Classic.
King tied for 47-th at even Par with J.C. Snead of Hot Springs.
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Hale Irwin is the winner of the tournament for the second straight year. Irwin shot a final round 4 under par 68 for a two shot win over Jay Sigel who shot a 66.
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In Akron, Ohio, David Duval protected his lead throughout the day and he wins the World Series of Golf. Duval shot a 2 under par 68 for a two shot win over Phil Mickelson.
A busy day in the chase for Roger Maris's home run record. And, Jeff Gordon takes a ride to victory lane. More later on Mornin'.
Captain Judy Rankin announced the 1998 United States Solheim Cup Team this evening.
Lynchburg's Donna Andrews will lead the team of 12 golfers at the the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio September 18-th through the 20-th.
Rankin had the job of naming the top 12 golfers on the L-P-G-A tour and it wasn't easy.
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[SUPER=01-Judy Rankin/Solheim Cup Captain; :]
[OUT Q=....off tomorrow.]
[PINNACLE BOARD FULL]
Joining Andrews will be Brandie Burton, Tammie Green, Pat Hurst, Juli Inkster.
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Chris Johnson, Betsy King, Meg Mallon, Dottie Pepper, and Kelly Robbins.
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Completing the 12 player team are Rosie Jones and Sherri Steinhauer.
Kansas City pulled out the broom on Baltimore for the first time since 1991 beating the Orioles 3 to 2.
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A beautiful day at Camden Yard this afternoon.
The Royals got off to a shaky start. Chris Haney walks B.J. Surhoff with the bases loaded scoring a run to make it 1 to nothing Royals.
The Royals trailed 2 to 1 then in the fifth Mendy Lopez hits this two run double into the gap of left centerfield scoring a run to tie it at 2 to 2.
Kansas city broke it up in the fifth Hal Morris
hits a pop fly that drops in the hole at centerfield scoring a run and the Royals win it 3 to 2.
Mark McGwire picked up another homer last night. A three run shot against the Atlanta Braves. McGwire now has 55, six shy of the record.
Sammy Sosa picked up another homer yesterday in the chase for Roger Maris's home run record.
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It happened in the first inning of yesterday's game against Colorado. Sosa sending this two run shot over the left field wall giving him a total of 54 homers one behind McGwire for the home run lead.
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Ken Griffey Junior who trails in the chase takes this pitch deep over the right centerfield wall for a three run homer. Griffey hit one in the 8-th also and he nows has 47 homers 8 behind McGwire.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
Plenty of action in Major League baseball today lets check the scores.
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And coming up, Jeff Gordon and the Rainbow Warriors are back in Victory Lane.
And former ODAC Commissioner Dan Wooldridge remains busy in his retirement.
A two tire change after a caution and Jeff Gordon came out first and held on to win the Food Aid 300 at Loudon, New Hampshire.
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South Boston's Jeff Burton was charging to the front with 195 laps to go he was running third after passing Bobby Labonte.
Burton was chasing Mark Martin. Martin would lead the early part of the race and he was the leader with over 180 laps to go.
Jeff Gordon dropped back as far as 17-th but he was moving to the front taking over the 10-th spot. Gordon had one of the fastest cars on the track.
Then the second caution of the day would come out when Ken Schrader and Rusty Wallace touch sending Schrader into the wall coming out of turn 3.
Dale Jarrett was on the chase trying to catch up with Martin he was a half a second back with over 70 laps left in the race.
Several laps later Martin goes low on the track and clips Rich Bickle bringing out the caution and Jarrett would take the lead when Martin drifts up the track.
Gordon pitted on the caution that came on lap 233 taking on two tires and he holds off Mark Martin to win the Food Aid 300.
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[OUT Q=...Dupont chevrolet."]
John Andretti was third, Jarrett fourth and Jeff Burton fifth.
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Even though he's retired, Dan Wooldridge remains on the move..
As Denise Allen tells us the former Commissioner of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and man in charge of Big East referees will be in action during the college football season.
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((Dan Wooldridge was in charge of Big East referees when this brawl broke out at the Virginia Tech-Maryland game in 1993.
This season he'll still be watching to see how referees do in tough situations.
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((DAN WOOLDRIDGE/NFL REFEREE SCOUT: I'M GOING TO WORK FOR THE NFL. I WILL EVALUATE AN OFFICIAL OR TWO WHO ASPIRE TO THE NFL.))
The job will in tale traveling to watch ACC, Atlantic 10 and Big East.
But that's not everything.
You may be seeing this former high school basketball ref on ESPN.
[IN Q=15:30:19 if they]
((IF THEY HAD A PLAY THAT WAS CONTROVERSIAL I WOULD MAKE A COMMENT ON WHETHER THE REF RULED ON THE PLAY CORRECTLY OR IF THEY RIGHT GUY CALLED IT.))
[OUT Q=called it]
He says this will take the guess work out of commentating.
[IN Q=15:30:40 most of the]
((MOST OF THE GUYS WHO DO THE PLAY BY PLAY AND COLOR DON'T KNOW THE RULES. THEY'VE EITHER BEEN A COACH OR A PLAYER AND THIS WOULD BRING A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE TO THE GAME.))
[OUT Q=to the game]
And Dan Wooldridge is giving us all a new perspective on what the word retirement means.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.
Turtles have a reputation for being slow..
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but one Tennessee town shows they are still fast enough for a race.
With a rattle of the cage they're off..
((Nat Sound of cage rattling and people cheering))
scooting towards the finish line of the 50th annual turtle derby fundraiser.
People paid ten dollars to name and sponsor one of the turtles.
And, proceeds from the event will go to the local Lion's Club.
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