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A dwindling water supply is on the minds of Roanoke city officials.
But the city opened Fallon Park pool Saturday... and Washington Park Pool will open next week.
Joy Sutton has details.
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(( 8 year-old Naida Bervic...comes to the Fallon Park City pool every weekend during the summer. Where she lives there isn't any pool...and she loves to swim.
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((NAIDA BERVIC: USUALLY I PLAY TAG WITH MY FRIENDS AND SWIM))
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And city council member Linda Wyatt...says the children are the reason the city decided to open the pool despite the water shortage.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THE POOL IS AN ISSUE OF WEIGHING THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN AGAINST THE CONSERVATION OF WATER ...RIGHTLY SO THE CHILDREN WIN OUT))
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Wyatt say the pools only need to be filled once...and after that they recycle water...so it's only the initial filling which uses large amounts of water.
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((NAT SOUND CAR WASHING))
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Cleve Thompson washes his car twice a week...he says the city should have saved the water...and that the kids could go to the lake to swim or to the mall...like he did when he was a kid.
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((CLEVE THOMPSON: I THINK WE COULD USE THE WATER MORE THAN THE POOLS...I MEAN THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE US CUT BACK...EVENTUALLY YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO WATER YOUR YARDS..I THINK IT COULD BE USED FOR BETTER STUFF))
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((JOY REPORTER: AND IF MANDATORY RESTRICTIONS ARE IMPOSED THAT COULD AFFECT YOU WATERING YOUR GRASS..YOUR GRASS COULD STILL BE OK..EVEN IF YOU DON'T WATER IT THIS SUMMER))
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((DOUG BESSIE/GREENBRIER NURSERIES: IN MOST CASE A GOOD HEALTHY STAND OF GRASS..THE ROOTS ARE GOING TO SURVIVE AND IT'S GOING TO COME BACK IN THE FALL. WHEN THE RAIN PICKS-UP AND THE TEMPERATURE COOLS DOWN))
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Jessie says plants however, do need water...and says your newest plants need the most water.
And there are also gels that you can buy to add to the soil to hold water.
Wyatt says the city is conserving water in other areas...and has even turned of it's public fountains.
And that Carvins Cove will have to drop 24 ft before there will be mandatory restrictions.
Joy Sutton, News 7.))


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A subsidary of Roanoke Electric Steel is on strike. About 480 workers at Steel of West Virginia in Huntington walked out yesterday over seniority issues. Members of United Steelworkers 37 set up picket lines after rejecting a tentative contract agreement late last week.
Their contract expired Friday.

Roanoke Electric Steel bought the Huntington business last year. [7E-Lee-Mural]


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A Confederate General's image is still drawing protests in Richmond.
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Last week General Robert E-Lee's portrait was removed from a Richmond tourist attraction after a City Council member compared him to Adolf Hitler.
Confederate sympathizers denounced the move and gathered again Saturday in protest.
A rally was also held in support of Councilman Sa'ad El-Amin, whose remarks initiated the portrait's removal.
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The Mrs. Virginia International Pageant was held Sunday at the Roanoke Civic Center.
36 contestants competed in the contest.
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Kathy Brinkman...Mrs. Gloucester County... took home the title.
And Mrs. Eastern Shore...Suzanne Slaw was 1st-runner-up.
The winner will go on to compete in the national competition in Las Vegas.
The contestants were judged in the areas of aerobic wear, evening gown, and interview.
Contestants had to between the ages of 23 and 56...and married.
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Taking a look at your mornin' forecast--
It will be the three-H's--Hazy Hot and Humid--with near record heat today.
Temperatures between 90 and 95 degrees.
This evening it will be mostly clear with light winds--
Cooling down to low to mid 60's.
Taking a look at your extended forecast--
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In Richmond, The weekend brought more protests over a portrait of a Confederate General.
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Last week General Robert E-Lee's portrait was removed from a Richmond tourist attraction after a City Council member compared him to Adolf Hitler.
Confederate sympathizers denounced the move and gathered again Saturday in protest.
A rally was also held in support of Councilman Sa'ad El-Amin, whose remarks initiated the portrait's removal.
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The debate over the Lee mural drew response from viewers this week.
Joe McKean has News-7's Feedback.
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(( Clear skies greeted the opening of the Richmond Canal Walk. But the decision to remove an image of
one of the Old Dominion's favorite sons from the project created a storm of controversy.
It touched souls in southwest Virginia, too.
"I think that a few narrow minded people are trying to take us back in time...when, after the war, the Confederate widows were not allowed to visit their husbands' graves. Are we only to remember half of the war? The Civil War is our past and it was fought by TWO armies, not just one. All of which were our forefathers....I'm sure my tax dollars helped to fund the restoration of the canal, somehow, and I want to see Lee up where he belongs."
Another viewer thought the new Mornin' segment featuring Steve Pardon camping out was a real trip.
"I laughed aloud at the sight of Steve Pardon camping and trying to cook....The gang on News 7 Mornin' are always a pleasure to wake up with and the weekend crew is quite fun also...Can't wait for another addition of Camping With Steve. Keep up the great job."
Send your comments about our news coverage or issues in the news to News-7 at P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
The fax number is 343-7269.
Our e-mail address is news@wdbj7.com.
And you may take part in a moderated online forum on our website at wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))



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A New Mrs. Virginia begins her reign this morning.
The Mrs. Virginia International Pageant was held over the weekend at the Roanoke Civic Center.
36 contestants competed .
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Kathy Brinkman...Mrs. Gloucester County... took home the title.
And Mrs. Eastern Shore...Suzanne Slaw was 1st-runner-up.
The winner will go on to compete in the national competition in Las Vegas.
The contestants were judged in the areas of aerobic wear, evening gown, and interview.
Contestants had to between the ages of 23 and 56...and married.
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Temperatures will top 90 today, and despite a very dry spring Roanoke youngsters will be able to cool off in the city's pools.
The Fallon Park pool opened Saturday and the Washington pool opens sometime this week.
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City Council member Linda Wyatt says the children are the reason the city decided to open the pools.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THE POOL IS AN ISSUE OF WEIGHING THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN AGAINST THE CONSERVATION OF WATER ...RIGHTLY SO THE CHILDREN WIN OUT))
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Wyatt say the pools only need to be filled once...and after that they recycle water...so it's only the initial filling which uses large amounts of water.
That's welcome news to 8 year old Nadia Bervic who comes to Fallon Park Pool every weekend.
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((NAIDA BERVIC: USUALLY I PLAY TAG WITH MY FRIENDS AND SWIM))
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Wyatt says the city is conserving water in other areas...and has even turned of it's public fountains.
And that Carvins Cove will have to drop 24 ft before there will be mandatory restrictions.
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Divers began searching Smith Mountain Lake again this morning for a missing Moneta man.
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About 20 divers searched through the weekend for the body of 36-year-old John Schmidt who fell from his boat early Saturday.
Authorities said Schmidt's wife Nancy was charged with operating a motorboat under the influence of alcohol.
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The search was hampered by debris on the lake bottom. The accident is under investigation

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Despite increasing concerns over Roanoke city's water supply, officials decided to open its two public swimming pools.
Joy Sutton reports.
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(( 8 year-old Naida Bervic...comes to the Fallon Park City pool every weekend during the summer. Where she lives there isn't any pool...and she loves to swim.
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((NAIDA BERVIC: USUALLY I PLAY TAG WITH MY FRIENDS AND SWIM))
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And city council member Linda Wyatt...says the children are the reason the city decided to open the pool despite the water shortage.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THE POOL IS AN ISSUE OF WEIGHING THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN AGAINST THE CONSERVATION OF WATER ...RIGHTLY SO THE CHILDREN WIN OUT))
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Wyatt say the pools only need to be filled once...and after that they recycle water...so it's only the initial filling which uses large amounts of water.
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((NAT SOUND CAR WASHING))
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Cleve Thompson washes his car twice a week...he says the city should have saved the water...and that the kids could go to the lake to swim or to the mall...like he did when he was a kid.
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((CLEVE THOMPSON: I THINK WE COULD USE THE WATER MORE THAN THE POOLS...I MEAN THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE US CUT BACK...EVENTUALLY YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO WATER YOUR YARDS..I THINK IT COULD BE USED FOR BETTER STUFF))
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((JOY REPORTER: AND IF MANDATORY RESTRICTIONS ARE IMPOSED THAT COULD AFFECT YOU WATERING YOUR GRASS..YOUR GRASS COULD STILL BE OK..EVEN IF YOU DON'T WATER IT THIS SUMMER))
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((DOUG BESSIE/GREENBRIER NURSERIES: IN MOST CASE A GOOD HEALTHY STAND OF GRASS..THE ROOTS ARE GOING TO SURVIVE AND IT'S GOING TO COME BACK IN THE FALL. WHEN THE RAIN PICKS-UP AND THE TEMPERATURE COOLS DOWN))
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Jessie says plants however, do need water...and says your newest plants need the most water.
And there are also gels that you can buy to add to the soil to hold water.
Wyatt says the city is conserving water in other areas...and has even turned of it's public fountains.
And that Carvins Cove will have to drop 24 ft before there will be mandatory restrictions.
Joy Sutton, News 7.))


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More than a century after the Civil War, a portrait of General Robert E- Lee is causing protests in the state capital.
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Last week General Robert E-Lee's portrait was removed from a Richmond tourist attraction after a City Council member compared him to Adolf Hitler.
Confederate sympathizers denounced the move and gathered again Saturday in protest.
A rally was also held in support of Councilman Sa'ad El-Amin, whose remarks initiated the portrait's removal.
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Seniority issues prompted a strike by workers at a subsidiary of Roanoke Electric Steel.
About 480 workers at Steel of West Virginia in Huntington walked out yesterday. Members of United Steelworkers 37 set up picket lines after rejecting a tentative contract agreement late last week.
Roanoke Electric Steel bought the Huntington business last year. Their contract expired Friday.