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Northwest Airlines pilots are still on strike this morning, a situation that could force President Clinton to intervene by the Labor Day weekend.
The strike is causing trouble at Roanoke Regional Airport, where Northwest's affiliate airline has stopped business for the duration.
Many airline passengers now face the challenge of finding an alternate flight.
David Johnson has more.
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(( 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.)) [RUNS09]
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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.
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((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.)) [RUNS08]
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[STAND-UP/16:11:56] ((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.)) [RUNS11]))


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Three men are hospitalized following a boating accident on Smith Mountain Lake Saturday night.
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 serious condition, Barber and Jeffrey Bussey are 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.
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[7E-State-Police]


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If you plan on traveling Virginia's roadways during the Labor Day weekend, you may notice an increase in the number of police.
According to Virginia State Police, 16 people died and 175 were arrested during 1997's Labor Day weekend.
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More officers will be on the roads this year 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 plan also to launch the "Smart, Safe and Sober" campaign just before Labor Day weekend.
As part of that campaign--officers will set up safety belt and child safety seat check points.
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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast..
Expect mostly sunny skies today, with some light winds.
Highs will range from the upper-80's to low-90's.
Clear skies stick around for the overnight, with lows in the upper-50's and low-60's.
The extended forecast...
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Husband & wife birthdays on same day!
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A fire at a Roanoke restaurant is forcing police to re-direct traffic on Franklin Road.
Firefigthers are working to put out the blaze at the Kabuki (kuh-boo-key) Steak House.
Meantime, Franklin Road is blocked between Avenham and Hound's Chase.
We will have more information as it becomes available.

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More evidence that that race may have played a role in the burning and beheading of a black man in Grayson COunty.

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Prosecutor J-D Bolt signed a document stating that Emmitt Cressell Jr., one of two white men accused in the murder of Garnett G-P Johnson, fired gunshots at 2 black teenagers and yelled racial slurs only weeks before the slaying.
Cressell was NOT charged in the shooting.
He will face capital murder charges in late October.
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[45SML-Ax]


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A boating accident on Smith Mountain lake sends three men to the hospital with serious injuries.
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Authorities say it happened late Saturday night when a bass boat collided with a Pontoon boat.
Eric Barber, Jeffrey Bussey and Ivy Layman are being treated at Roanoke Memorial.
Layman is listed in serious condition, Barber and (Bue-see) Bussey are both listed in stable condition.
Rescue workers say darkness and the narrowness of that part of the lake were probably factors in the accident.
Franklin County Game Wardens are still investigating. There have been three fatalities at the lake this year.
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[45E-Ag-Classroom]


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The Virginia Farm Bureau's "Ag in the Classroom" initiative is expanding in schools throughout the nation to make it more up to date with the new standards of learning.
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Elementary school teachers 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.
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((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.
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[45E-Center-Appreciation]


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A big thank you to those who have contributed toRoanoke's "Center in the Square."
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Yesterday refreshments and clowns were on hand.
The festivities alson included face-painting for the kids. 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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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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[45E-Golf-Tourney]


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In October, Lynchburg will host a pro golfing event.
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City leaders announced last week that the Ivy Hills Golf Club would host the Senior Series tour the week of October 12th.
Mayor Pete Warren says having the pro event in town will put hundreds of people in local hotels and restaurants.
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((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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144 pro golfers are expected to compete in the tournament.
It also will be carried on a tape- delayed basis by The Golf Channel.
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Time now to take another look at Monday's forecast--
Mostly sunny, with temperatures again heading toward 90 degrees.
Mostly clear overnight, with lows near 60.
And the extended outlook stays dry this week, with some cooler temperatures on the way.
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Roanoke firefighters are battling a restaurant blaze on Franklin Road at this hour.
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Authorities say the Kabuki (kah-boo-key) Steak House caught fire shortly before 6-30 this morning.
The fire is still active, but firefighters do have the blaze under control.
Police say no one was in the restaurant at the time the blaze began.
Traffic is being re-directed on Franklin between Avenham and Hound's Chase, because that section of Franklin Road is closed.
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[8E-Lake-Ax]


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It's been a rough season for boaters on Smith Mountain lake--
An accident Saturday night sent three men to the hospital.
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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 serious condition, Barber and Jeffrey Bussey are 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.
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[8Road-Checks]


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Holiday travelers won't be the ONLY ones hitting the road over the Labor Day weekend...
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Next weekend, Virginia state POLICE will have three-fourths of its force on the roads from Friday through Monday. It's part of a program called CARE or "Combined Accident Reduction Effort". Last Labor Day weekend, there were 16 fatalities on Virginia roads and 175 people were arrested for drunk driving.
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((TROOPER BOB CARPENTIERI/VA. STATE POLICE; THESE ARE THE TYPE OF VIOLATIONS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO TARGET. GETTING THESE DRUNK DRIVERS OFF THE ROAD AND REDUCING ACCIDENTS.))
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The effort will take place throughout the nation and Canada. State and local police will also put in place their "Smart, Safe and Sober" program. Officers will hold safety belt and child safety seat check points at unannounced locations. That program will begin a few days before the CARE effort.
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There's new information that indicates RACE may have been a key factor in the fatal burning and beheading of a black man in Grayson County.
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[SUPER=03-Independence/January]


Prosecutor J-D Bolt signed a document stating that Emmitt Cressell Jr., one of two white men accused in the murder of Garnett G-P Johnson, shot at 2 black teenagers and yelled racial slurs at them only weeks before the slaying.
Cressell was NOT charged in the shooting.
Cressell's co-defendant in the Johnson case, Louis Ceparano, will serve two life terms after a deal in which he pleaded guilty to capital murder and robbery.
Cressell faces a capital murder trial in late October.
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Shifting gears now to weather--
Starting out the work week with lots of sunshine.
Look for daytime highs near 90.
Skies will stay mostly clear tonight, as lows drop to around 60.
And the sunny weather should last through the work week, with temperatures falling back into the 80s for highs.

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