[7E-81-Traffic]

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Traffic is flowing smoothly on Interstate 81 tonight, but it was a rough afternoon for travelers in Montgomery County, who found themselves moving at a crawl on one of the hottest days of the year.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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(( Pick any NORMAL afternoon, and you'll find heavy traffic on Interstate 81 through Montgomery County... this was NOT a normal day.

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(( SGT. L.W. FINDLEY/VA. STATE POLICE; IT'S A MONDAY, THE DAY AFTER A HOLIDAY, THE FOURTH OF JULY, EVERYBODY PROBABLY WAITED TO LEAVE UNTIL TODAY.))
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Funnel that traffic through construction barrels and it doesn't take much to create a problem...It began, police say, when a trailer running along side a motorcycle, changed lanes and forced it off the road.

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(( SGT. L.W. FINDLEY/VA. STATE POLICE; IT HAPPENED IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE SO THERE'S NO RIGHT EMERGENCY SHOULDER, WE HAVE CONCRETE BARRIERS UP AND IT APPEARS THE MOTORCYCLE STRUCK THE CONCRETE BARRIER AND LOST CONTROL, AND THE DRIVER ENDED UP STOPPING IN THE ROADWAY BLOCKING TRAFFIC. ))
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Motorcyclist Herbert Fuller of Waco, Texas survived the crash... police say he had broken bones and abrasians, but was lucky to survive the crash.
The trucker driver, Sharon Wamsley of Bellington, West Virginia was charged with reckless driving.
Motorists also paid the price... stuck in a three to four mile backup that lasted a couple of hours... clearing up about the same time a car fire in Roanoke County stopped traffic in the South-bound lanes.
In Montgomery County, Eric Earnhart, News 7. ))

[7E-Zoo-Heat]


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Workers at the Mill Mountain Zoo are trying to help the animals cope with the heat while doing what they can to conserve water.
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In past years, the zoo has used sprinklers to help cool the animals during the summer months.
But this year workers at the zoo are limiting their use.
The zoo gets its water from Roanoke city, so they're trying to conserve water by coming up with alternatives when possible.
Some of the animals are given ice, popcicles and frozen fruit to help them cool off.
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((AMY CHATTIN/EDUCATION CURATOR: IT'S VERY DIFFICULT BECAUSE WE ARE A CONSERVATION ORIENTED ORGANIZATION BUT THE ANIMALS COME FIRST AND EVEN THOUGH WE ARE TRYING TO CONSERVE IN OTHER AREAS, THE WELFARE, ESPECIALLY OF AN ENDANGERED SPECIES, LIKE THE CRANE, IS UTMOST PRIORITY.))
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The White Nape Crane is one such animal... an endangered species.
This afternoon-- workers at the zoo turned on the sprinkler to help him cool off.
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[7S-Apples-Rain]


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The recent drought has more than just farmers feeling the pinch.
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Orchard owners say unless they see some significant rainfall in the next couple of weeks, they're also looking at major financial losses.
While apple trees can handle a lack of moisture better than field crops, the end result is smaller fruit.
And smaller fruit ultimately translates into smaller profits.
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((TOM BOMAR/ORCHARD OWNER: TOWARDS THE END, THE APPLES WILL BE SMALLER THAN WE WOULD LIKE THEM TO BE, THAT REDUCES YOUR VOLUME BECAUSE YOU HAVE MORE SMALLER APPLES, THE SMALLER APPLES ARE LESS VALUABLE THEN YOUR LARGER APPLES, IT'S VERY PUNITIVE FROM A FINANCIAL STANDPOINT.))
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Bomar has a half dozen varieties of apples planted on 120 acres at the Mountain Cove Orchard in Nelson County.
He says last month was the driest June on record there, with less than a half inch of rain reported over the 30-day period.
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Taking a look at your Tuesday forecast, expect mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 90's to 100 degrees. There is a heat advisory in effect for today. Clear and muggy conditions tonight with lows in the low to mid 70's. On tap fo tomorrow, look for hot and humid conditions with highs in the lower 90's and a near record heat index. Mostly clear skies by night with lows in the mid 60's.
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[7BIRTHDAYS] 7/7/99
Wednesday:

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Anniversary
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[SUPER=130-12/Brandon Perkins/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-35/Cynthia Hall Driscoll/Vinton]



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No Pictures:

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[SUPER=131-6/Mia Hancock/Roanoke]

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[45S-Galax]


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The Galax City commissioner says the DMV is to blame for for residents not having their car tax refunds.
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David Hankley says his office forwarded the necessary information to the agency prior to its February 28th deadline.
But he says, despite his repeated calls to the D-M-V, the agency has NOT sent any refund checks to city residents.


To make matters worse-- Hankley says residents who phone the car tax refund hotline are being told that the city has NOT filed for any refunds.
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((DAVID HANKLEY/GALAX COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: I'M SURE IT'S BEEN QUITE FRUSTRATING FOR THE TAXPAYERS HERE WHO HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM OTHER PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTIES THAT THEY'VE GOTTEN THEIR CHECKS AND ARE STILL WAITING ON THE CITY TO GET THEIRS. SO, WE'VE DONE, AS FAR AS I KNOW, EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN DO.))
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This week-- Hankley wrote to Senator Madison Marye and Delegate Tom Jackson about the situation.
A D-M-V spokeswoman says the problem has been worked out and that city residents should begin receiving checks in the near future.
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[45S-School-Board]


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Marsha Elliston will pass on her position of Roanoke's School Board Chairman later this month... after three years of dedicated service.

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Ellison won't seek another term as chairman when the board reorganizes in mid-July.
She says she's proud of the board's work on issues large and small.
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((THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT DON'T SOUND SO EXCITING, BUT FOR EXAMPLE WE COMPLETED CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION.)) ((YOU KNOW WE INITIATED A POLICY REVIEW. AGAIN THAT'S LABORIOUS AND IT MIGHT NOT SEEM THAT EXCITING, BUT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN UPDATED POLICY BOOK AND THERE ARE OTHER THINGS OF THAT NATURE WHICH I AM QUITE PROUD OF.))
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The School Board's vice- chairman, Melinda Payne, is expected to win the chairmanship without opposition.
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[45S-Graves-Mill]


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Graves Mill hasn't always been a road i Lynchburg..

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The old mill was built in 1774. It burned about thirty years ago.
But now a member of the Graves family wants to rebuild it and turn the site into a tourist attraction.
Paul Graves actually wants to make the grain mill fully operational again.
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((PAUL GRAVES/MILL OWNER: I'M 81 AND I HATE TO THINK I'M GOING TO LEAVE THIS EARTH WITH THIS PLACE IN WORSE SHAPE THAN WHEN IT WAS WILLED TO ME.))
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Last week, the Lynchburg Planning Commission okayed a plan to rebuild the mill and locate an antique store and specialty shops on the site.
A cottage on the property is the oldest known structure in Lynchburg and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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[45Drowning]


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Yesterday, a Floyd County mand drowned in the New River Park.

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It happened in Giles County just north of the Montgomery County line shortly after two o'clock yesterday afternoon.

Apparently Kenneth Erving Jewell was floating on a raft with a woman when they lost the raft.
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It floated to a deeper part of the river and the two swam for it.
When the women reached the raft she said she looked behind her and Jewell had gone under.
Lifeguard 10 was called in, but took rescue divers more than three hours to recover the body.

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Taking a moment now to look over the forecast...
Mostly sunny and hot again today.
A heat advisory is in effect for this afternoon, with highs climbing to near 100.
Clear and muggy overnight, with lows in the low to mid 70s.
The five day outlook cools down slightly later this week, with hazy sunshine and a chance of showers over the weekend.
Highs in the 90s...lows in the 60s and 70s.
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[8S-Restaurant]


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There is a new place to go south-of-the-border without leaving Roanoke. Scott Goldberg gives us a taste of a new Mexican restaurant in the Valley.
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((NATSOUND: CASH REGISTER, "MUCHAS GRACIAS")) [RUNS02]
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It's been open only three months and already has customers saying "yo quiero real Mexican food."
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((CUSTOMER: THIS IS MAYBE MY SEVENTH OR EIGHTH TIME HERE.)) [RUNS02]
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El Palenque ... [pan from sign to building]
Serving spicy dishes inside the blandest building on Hershberger Road ... [stuffed roosters]
Named after a festival that ends with roosters battling to the death.
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((ROBERTO GALVAN: COCKFIGHTS. GAMBLING AND ALL THAT GOOD STUFF.)) [RUNS01]
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Make no mistake, it's a family restaurant...
Run by Roberto Galvan's parents, who moved here from Monterey.
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((ROBERTO: WHAT YOU WOULD GET IN MEXICO, YOU WOULD GET HERE.)) [RUNS03]
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG: AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD DOESN'T INCLUDE BURRITOS OR GROUND BEEF SO YOU WON'T FIND EITHER ON THE MENU. [cover here with food pictures at 43:43] WHAT'S POPULAR HERE IS ASADO DE PUERCO, THAT'S PORK COOKED IN SUN-DRIED PEPPERS. [uncover] AND ENCHILADAS. YOU MIGHT'VE HEARD OF THOSE, BUT HERE THEY'RE COVERED IN GREEN TOMATO SALSA.)) [RUNS16]
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((NATSOUND IN KITCHEN/ROBERTO: CREMA DE CHUY TOMATE Y OTRO ASADO. OK?)) [RUNS02]
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Roberto's mom Yolanda makes everything ...
With ingredients she won't reveal.
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[turn down audio after first couple of words] ((YOLANDA GALVAN: HAY MUCHOS SECRETOS ... )) [RUNS01]
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There are many secrets in the kitchen, she said.
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((AGUSTIN ARELLANO: I HAVEN'T EATEN THERE...BUT I KNOW THE EMPLOYEES HAVE)) [RUNS04]
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Agustin Arellano's employees work at El Rodeo...
Or El Toreo...
Or any of the seven restaurants around Roanoke his family owns.
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((AGUSTIN ARELLANO: WE TRY NOT TO MAKE IT SO AUTHENTIC BECAUSE WE KNOW THEY WOULDN'T ENJOY IT AS MUCH.)) [RUNS06]
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He doesn't worry about the new competition breaking up his virtual Mexican-food monopoly.
In fact, he has a hard time thinking of any south-of-the border joint that gives him a run for the money.
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((AGUSTIN ARELLANO: MAYBE TACO BELL. A LITTLE BIT.)) [RUNS02]
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((QUICK!!! KITCHEN NATSOUND INSIDE EL PALENQUE)) [RUNS01]
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At El Palenque, the Galvans say they're not trying to take business from anyone ... and they know not everyone is going to like what they serve.
But so far, the crowds have been big...
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((ROBERTO: BUSINESS HAS BEEN WONDERFUL.)) [RUNS01]
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and, apparently, so has Roanoke's appetite for authentic Mexican food.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))
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[82-E-Zoo-Heat]


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If you broiled yesterday, chances are you'll bake again today. Forecasters say it could be tomorrow before the

East sees any relief from record temperatures.
Workers at the Mill Mountain Zoo are trying to help the animals cool and at the same time conserve water.
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In past years, the zoo has used sprinklers to keep the animals comfortable in the warm months.
But this year workers at the zoo are limiting their use.
The zoo gets its water from Roanoke city, so they're trying to conserve water by coming up with alternatives when possible.
Some of the animals are given ice, popcicles and frozen fruit to help them cool off.
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((AMY CHATTIN/EDUCATION CURATOR: IT'S VERY DIFFICULT BECAUSE WE ARE A CONSERVATION ORIENTED ORGANIZATION BUT THE ANIMALS COME FIRST AND EVEN THOUGH WE ARE TRYING TO CONSERVE IN OTHER AREAS, THE WELFARE, ESPECIALLY OF AN ENDANGERED SPECIES, LIKE THE CRANE, IS UTMOST PRIORITY.))
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Yesterday-- workers at the zoo did turned on the sprinkler to help keep the crane cool.
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[8Drowning]


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A Floyd County man drowned yesterday afternoon in the New River Park.
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It happened in Giles County just north of the Montgomery County line shortly after two o'clock.
Apparently Kenneth Erving Jewell was floating on a raft with a woman when they lost the raft.
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It floated to a deeper part of the river and the two swam for it.
When the women reached the raft she said she looked behind her and Jewell had gone under.
Lifeguard 10 was called in, but took rescue divers more than three hours to recover the body.

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Before we finish this morning's updates, let's take a final look at the forecast.
Mostly sunny skies today, with a heat advisory in effect.
Highs this afternoon will soar into the upper 90s to near 100.
Staying clear and muggy overnight, with lows in the low to mid 70s.
The extended forecast promises a slight cooldown by tomorrow...with highs staying mainly in the 90s the rest of the week.
Lows in the 60s and 70s.
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