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Another accident on I-81 in Botetourt County causes several injures and miles of backed up traffic.
Firefighters battle three forest fires burning in Rockbridge County.
And divers discover the body of a drowing victim in Pulaski County.
News 7 at 11 is next.
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Traffic came to a stand still on Interstate 81 tonight after two cars, a tractor trailor, and a pickup truck collide.
There has been another accident on interstate 81 this time five vehicles have been involved. The accident happened on I-81 northbound near the Arcadia exit around 7 o'clock this evening.
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Joy Sutton is live near where the accident happened, and joins us live with details.
Eric state police believe there was no one seriously injuried but five people were transported to the hospital.
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Authorities will resume their search in the morning for a man who's believed to have drown in Claytor Lake.
Rescue crews received the call around six o'clock tonight.
Investigators say the man and a relative were boating in the Snowville area and jumped in to swim.
When their boat started to float away, the two began swimming toward it.
Investigators say it was around then the man started to have trouble swimming and disappeared.
The area rescue crews are searching is extremely deep.
For that reason, state police, who have more experience and equipment than local volunteers, were asked to handle the underwater search.
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((LEE SIMPKINS/SNOWVILLE FIRE CHIEF: WHERE WE'RE LOOKING AT IS IN EXCESS OF A HUNDRED FOOT AND IT IS THE OLD RIVER CHANNEL AND, OF COURSE, NO VISIBILITY EXCEPT WITH THEIR LIGHTS AND STUFF.))
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State police called off the search about an hour ago.
They'll resume tomorrow morning-- with more divers.
The search for a 37-year-old man who drown in the New River last night was also hampered by darkness.
When rescue crews resumed their search this morning-- Alfred Lusk's body was found around eight thirty.
Lusk was fishing with relatives in the New River-- near Hazel Hollow Road in Pulaski County.
Investigators say sometime around nine PM he was apparently trying to cross the New River, slipped on a rock and fell in the water.
Investigators believe Lusk, who's from West Virginia, may have been dragged under by the current.
Dangerous heat and dry conditions are not helping firefighters in Rockbridge County..
Three forest fires lit up parts of the George Washington National Park this weekend.
Firefighters and the US Forest Service are working to contain a fire that is burning 15 acres atop Elephan Mountain near Buena Vista.
The two other fires are under control.. one blaze has engulfed 23 acres of Lone Mountain also near Buena Vista and the other covered three acres in Snowden, located between the communities of Glasgow and Big Island.
Over 1-hundred firefighters are working to keep the fires under control and a helicopter is on site with water props to help drown out the fire.
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((THE FIRES THAT WE'RE W\HAVING RIGHT NOW ARE NOT TERRIBLY BAD.. THEY ARE FAIRLY SMALL. THEY'RE JUSE IN REALLY RUGGES CONDITIONS. IT'S TAKING A LOT OF CREW WORK TO GET THE FIRES PUT OUT.))
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No personal property or structures are endangered by the fires.
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Leigh Ann Barton, the ex-wife, and first victim of Atlanta gunman Mark Barton, was buried today.
As Patricia Hunte reports, mourners tried to remember her life, not the way she died.
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A stand-off last night in Montgomery County between a local man and sheriff's deputies ended calmly.
Authorities were dispatched to the home of Danny Meredith, just off Catawba Road, around eleven P-M.
Meredith's wife called police from a neighbor's home to report that her husband was firing his gun.
When authorities arrived, Meredith was inside the home with the couple's children and, at first, refused to come out.
He eventually did come out UN-armed only to retreat again.
Eventually deputies were able to speak with Meredith through an opening in the door.
Sheriff's officials did NOT file any charges.
They say Meredith had been fighting with his wife but that he posed no threat to the children.
A storm tears through parts of Central Virginia and leaves thousand without power for hours last night.
American Electric Power and the Virginia Department of Transportation are still trying to recover today from damage that hit several neigborhoods. Joy Sutton has the details.
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((This large tree was uprooted out of the ground during the rain...blocking the street on Old Wright Shop Road.
It hit power lines leaving residents in this neighborhood without power for more than 10 hours.
Teon Burford was in his room when the tree fell, he says the storm was like nothing he had seen before.
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((TEON BURFORD: IT FELT LIKE THE HOUSE AND GROUND WERE SHAKING. THE SKY WAS LIKE AN ORGANISH COLOR. IT LOOKED LIKE A TORNADO. THE TREE WAS SHAKING BACK AND FORTH. I COULDN'T DESCRIBE IT))
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A V-DOT crew is now trying to remove the tree, and has been working for more than 15 hours.
The storm also left it's mark on River Road...more trees falling on power lines...and often breaking in half.
Billboards were even ripped down.
AEP says about 15-thousand customer lost power during the storm.
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((LARRY JACKSON/AEP: THE DAMAGE WAS SCATTERED ALTHOUGH THE STORM SEEMED TO FOLLOW THE JAMES RIVER AND SPREAD OUT INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND VALLEY AND THE DAMAGE A LOT OF TREE AND WHERE YOU HAD GREAT BIG TREES DAMAGED A LOT OF LINES))
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A-E-P is now working around the clock fixing damaged lines and restoring power to homes.
Joy Sutton, News7, Madison Heights.))
A new website can help parents make sure their kids are safe on the web...that story coming up in webwatch.
Plus Monica Lewinsky is back in the news tonight, this time, for loosing control of her car on a California highway.
Monica Lewinsky was hurt when she werecked her car in Southern California today.
Police say Lewinsky was driving north of Ventura when her Ford Explorer flipped onto it's side.
Lewinsky was treated for minor injuries.
She told police she reached to get something out of her purse when she drove too close to a motorhome, jerked the wheel and lost control.
A new kind of WebCam has gone world wide..
and the internet industry offers a new alternative to watching the web..
Details in tonight's WebWatch.
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It's a major effort by the internet industry to police itself.
GetNetWise is sponsored by the Internet Education Foundation.
It includes a four parts... a safety guide for parents.
Tools for families, including links to filtering and monitering software.
Kid-friendly education and entertainment sites.
and online emergency links, telling you who to call or e-mail if you suspect trouble.
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Links to Getnetwise will be included on most major U.S. based internet access sites.
Information about Community Services in the Roanoke Valley is online at the Council of Community Services website.
Learn more about programs such as the Aids Council, Volunteer Roanoke Valley, the Family Violence Council and several child care programs.
There's also a new community calender so you can keep track of the various meetings and events.
You've seen webcam sites where you watch people on their computers...
Well this site CLAIMS to be watching you, clicking a picture of you while you look into the screen.
We'll let you find out for yourself if it really works... don't forget to fix your hair first.
For links to all these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ-7-dot-com.))
You've see our coverage of Woodstock 99, but there's more to that story.
Coming up on News 7... Ellen Qualls opens her reporters notebook, and shows us what it was like covering the world's biggest party.
News 7 sent a crew to Woodstock '99 last week.. and they were in for the biggest party of their lives.
Our reporter's notebook of the trip shows us Ellen Qualls' experieces behind the scenes last week.
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(( It started out peaceful and serene.
We picked up our home for the next four nights in the heart of the Hudson Valley.
Considering how the festival ended, it seems ironic that we were greeted by evangelists.
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((And your t- shirt says? OH I'M SORRY. J.C. I WASN'T THERE. BUT HE WAS. Jesus was. RIGHT. Okay.))
Soon after, a theme emerged.
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((Hey. I just want to do a u-turn and get out of here. WHISTLE. ALBANY. WHISTLE. YEAH?))
Take a camera to Woodstock... and you start to see a pattern.
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((A DOWNSIDE? THE HEAT TODAY WAS PRETTY TOUGH TO DEAL WITH.))
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((HEY WOODSTOCK MAN! WHOOOOO!))
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((I thought people at Woodstock were supposed to already be relaxed. WELL THIS HELPS 'EM))
Then began our rather frustrating two hour search for fellow Virginian Bruce Hornsby.
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((WE'RE STANDING RIGHT... NOT EVEN CREDENTIALED TO DO THAT.))
The other theme was the incessant heat.
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Combine that with four dollar water bottles and you get a lot of dazed people.
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((Are you pleased with the experience so far? HUH?))
Sadly, it affected all of us.
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Then there was the mud, made even nastier by its proximity to the portajohns.
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(( HERE COMES SOME MUD NOW. WATCH OUT.))
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((AND YOU WEREN'T HIT WITH MUD? WELL, YEAH, WE WERE HIT PRETTY BAD.))
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So we left the place trashed.
But we were long gone when the fires were lit and the riot gear came out.
The best joke I heard was that the original Woodstock ignited a generation... and this one generated an ignition.
Ellen Qualls, News 7. ))
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Mike Mussina pitched a three hitter but it was wasted as Seattle beats Baltimore 3 to 1.
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The two hooked up at Safeco field yesterday afternoon.
Mussina had a no hitter working through six here he strikes out Jay Buhner.
The Orioles scored in the bottom of the sixth Delino Deshields hits a line drive to left field scoring Harold Banes and it was 1 to nothing Baltimore.
The score was tied 1 to 1 until the 8-th Dan Wilson lays down the bunt Jeff Conine makes the play but throws it away and first a run scores and the Mariners win it 2 to 1.
Gerald Williams hit a grand slam and Chipper Jones homered twice as the Braves beat the Phillies 12 to 4.
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The Pettys, Richard, Kyle and Adam were honored at Turner Field throwing out the first pitch.
Philadelphia would score 4 in the bottom of the first. Scott Rolen hits this double off the wall in centerfield scoring two of those runs in the inning.
But Williams broke the game open in the fourth when he hits this Grand slam over the left field wall and the Braves go on to win it 12 to 4.
Relief pitcher Pat Mahomes drove in the winning run in the 13-th to lead the Mets over the Cubs 5 to 4 in 13.
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New Met Chuck McElroy checking out the action.
Chicago led 2 to nothing until the top of the sixth that's when John Olerud hits this line drive to right field scoring Rey Ordonez and Ricky Henderson to tie the score at 2 to 2.
The Cubs led 3 to 2 but Henry Rodriguez gets all of this pitch and it ends up over the left centerfield wall for a solo homer and the score was tied at 3 to 3.
But the Mets get the winner when Alfonzo hits this sac fly to left field. Ricky Henderson tags and scores and the Mets win it 5 to 4 in 13.
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The Rockies and Cardinals hooked up again in St. Louis.
Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire hits this 40-th homer of the year this two run shot but it was not enough as the Rockies beat the Cardinals 5 to 4.
Now, here are tonights scores.
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The Utah Jazz delivered for the Mailman yesterday.
Karl Malone signing a four year deal worth 67 million dollars. That's the maximum under the N-B-A Salary Cap rules.
The new collective bargaining agreement allows Malone to receive 14 million dollars next season plus annual 12 per cent raises over the next three seasons.
Malone was the leagues M-V-P last season. Brent Geiberger gets his first win on the PGA tour more later on mornin.
And coming up, Steve Mason checks in from training camp where the Panthers have been working on a new offense.
And Brent Geiberger sets a new course record in winning for the first time on the P-G-A tour.
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The Carolina Panthers are trying a new offense under new head coach George Seifert after finishing 20th in the NFL last season. Steve Mason has this report.
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That's a look at sports have a great day everybody.
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Brent Geiberger wins his first tournament on the P-G-A tour and he does it in record fashion.
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Geiberger closed the Greater Hartford Open with a 3 under par 67. His total of 262 18 under par was four shots better than the old tournament mark.
His finished three shots ahead of Skip Kendall.
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The L-P-G-A tour was in Canada for the Du Maurier Classic.
Karrie Webb came from five shots back to win the event. She shot 66, 6 under par to beat third rould leader Laura Davies by Two shots.
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