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Authorities believed they've discovered the body of a June drowning victim in Smith Mountain Lake.
A rape suspect is under arrest in Franklin County.
We'll tell you which Republican came out on top in tonight's Iowa Straw Poll.
News 7 at 11 is up next.
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Authorities recover a body at Smith Mountain Lake that they suspect might have been there for quite some time.
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The body was found this morning fully clothed and floating in the water.
Authorties believe it could be a man who apparently drowned in the lake a couple of months ago.
Joy Sutton has details.
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(( The body of a man was discovered by a fisherman floating near Turtle Island in Smith Mountain Lake.
Authorities say the location where this body was found is the same area divers searched for a body two months ago.
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((LIT. KARL MARTIN/DEPT OF GAME AND FISH: AND AT THIS POINT BELIEVE THAT IT IS ONE THAT DROWNED ON JUNE 5TH))
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On June 5th divers were searching for the body of 36 year old John Schmidt of Moneta.
At that time authorities believed Schmidt was riding on the back of this boat at night and fell over board.
Divers searched the water for several days in depths up to 110 feet...but could not find the body.
And everyday for the past 69 days authorities have been waiting for the body to surface.
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((LIT. KARL MARTIN/DEPT. OF GAME AND FISH: THERE ARE OTHER OBSTACLES IN THIS LAKE THAT COULD SLOW THE BODY FROM COMING TO THE TOP SUCH AS TREES, AND OTHER ITEMS LEFT IN TACT WHEN THIS LAKE WAS FLOODED))
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An autopsy will be performed on Monday to confirm the identity of the body. Joy Sutton News 7.))
A 31 year old Roanoke man faces rape charges associated with last month's abduction and rape of a 26 year old Roanoke.
Franklin County authorities arrested Delvin Randell Elkins, of the 17-hundred block of Wise Avenue in Southeast Roanoke was arrested near Moneta yesterday.
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On July 29th, the woman said she was walking to her car in the Food Lion parking lot in the 21- hundred block on Bennington Street Southeast when a man grabbed her from behind, threatening her with a knife.
According to police reports, she was then ordered to drive to the Cooper's Cove area of Franklin County, near Windy Gap Mountain where the rape took place.
Elkins was arrested after deputies spotted his car and followed it to a different food Lion at the intersection of route 6-16 and 1-22 .
He was taken into custody early yesterday morning.
Elkins was out on bond on robbery charges when the rape took place.
The dry conditions outside are causing more water restrictions. Starting Monday residents in Henry County who get their water from the Marrowbone water plant are under mandatory water restrictions. Authorities say they need the restrictions in case they need the water for a fire. The restrictions mean you can not water the lawn, wash cars, or any other unnecessary use of water. The Marrowbone plant provides water to 10-thousand households.
George W. Bush remains the frontrunner for the Republican Presidential nomination, winning the Iowa Straw Poll with 74-hundred votes.
Steve Forbes was second with 49-hundred, Elizabeth Dole was third.
Jennifer Jones has more on the day's events.
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((AS MANY AS 15-THOUSAND VOTERS BUSED IN TO AMES, IOWA. --
(NATS/CLOWN ON STILTS)IN:WELCOME TO THE MIDWEST IOWA STRAW POLL.
TAKING PART IN WHAT MANY CONSIDER THE FIRST REAL TEST OF STRENGTH OF THE
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES.
SOT: DENNIS GOLDFORD
IN: THE CAUCASES GIVE US A WAY OF DECIDING WHO MAY NOT HAVE THE HORSE
POWER TO GO THE DISTANCE AND THIS STRAW POLL AS A PRECAUCAS EVENT MAY BE
DOING THE SAME TELLING US WHO DOESN'T QUITE HAVE THE ORGANIZATION, THE
SUPPORT, THE MONEY TO GO THE DISTANCE.
SO FAR, OF THE 10 REPUBLICANS JOCKEYING FOR A POSITION THAT COULD LEAD
TO THE WHITE HOUSE, TX GOV GEORGE W. BUSH HAS BEEN THE CANDIDATE TO
REFERRED TO BY SOME, AS THE RUNAWAY TRAIN.
TO DATE, RAISING MORE MONEY THAN ANY OTHER CANDIDATE IN THE HISTORY OF
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(R) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
IN: HE OBVIOUSLY THE ESTABLISHING CANDIDATE THAT RALLIED AROUND HIM BUT
ULTIMATELY I THINK THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SEE THAT I HAVE SPECIFICS
ON GETTING REAL THINGS DONE, HE IS VAUGE HE IS THE STATUS QUO, I WANT TO
THINGS CHANGE AND THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT TO MAKE THINGS CHANGE.
CANDIDATES LIKE DAN QUAYLE AND LAMAR ALEXANDER HAVE THE POLITICAL
EXPERIENCE BUT LACK THE CAMPAIGN DOLLARS. STEVE FORBES IS CONSIDERED
THE ONLY CANDIDATE FINANCIALLY ABLE TO THROW BUSH OFF TRACK BUSING IN
SOME 4000 VOTERS AT 25 DOLLARS A HEAD.
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IN:THE BUS TRIP OVER HERE WAS FREE, WHICH WAS PRETTY NICE --
PRACTICALLY GUARANTEEING FORBES A SOLID SHOWING IN THE IOWA STRAW POLL,
AN EVENT THAT MANY STILL BELIEVE CAN PREDICT THE NEXT PRESIDENT.
JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, AMES IOWA))
In Whittier California, hundreds gathered for the funeral of the postal worker allegedly killed by White supremacist Buford Furrow.
Joseph Santos Ileto's co-workers came to the funeral in a caravan of Postal Service vehicles, wearing blue ribbons pinned to their shirts.
Other postal workers in the region volunteered to cover their shifts so they could attend the service.
Meanwhile, Furrow was praised by another White Supremacist... Richard Butler, head of the Idaho-based Ayran Nations called him a "good soldier".
He told the New York Post he could neither condemn nor condone Furrow's actions.
Nearly eight months after the deadline to fix underground fuel storage tanks -- state and many local governments are struggling to comply with the federal order.
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The E-P-A told tank owners ten years ago to upgrade, replace, or seal their underground petroleum tanks by last December.
So far 228 local government tanks and 22 state owned tanks are listed as non-compliant.
The E-P-A can fine tank owners who do not meet the guideline up to 10-thousand dollars a day.
The new guidelines were adopted to prevent fuel spills that contaminate soil and drinking water.
It was only made for two years and was never a big hit back in the day.
But now collectors from across the country are coming to Roanoke to show off their famous Ford automobile. That story coming up.
Tultex hopes new strings at the top will tie life into the company.
And could Dublin be the gateway to future business in Southwest Virginia?
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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(( This week on the Review:
He led his company to historic lows and shareholders called for his head.
So Tultex C-E-O Chuck Davies stepped down this week.
Executive Vice President Randy Rollins assumes the top job and tries to revive a stock now trading for less than 50 cents a share.
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Low numbers snuffed farmers' enthusiasm as the 130th annual tobacco market got underway.
The golden leaves were going for a dollar-eighty a pound ... down 13-cents from last year.
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An international gateway for travelers flying in from overseas?
The N-R-V airport will soon get a U-S customs office and be designated a foreign trade zone -- making it easier for local companies to do business abroad.
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It's a 26-acre eyesore filled with 20 known carcinogens.
But after a five million-dollar government-funded cleanup, this brownfield site just might jump-start the Alleghany Highlands' economy.
Developers plan to market the old train repair shop as a prime location for a major manufacturer.
The U-S Army has enlisted a corps of Roanoke robots.
They're called CyberGuards and will be replace human security guards at military warehouses.
It's a 27-million-dollar deal for Cybermotion ... a company that says unlike people, its robots will work around the clock and won't ask for raises.
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On Wall Street, the stock market liked a report that said inflation is in check.
The Dow picked up 259-points this week.
The Nasdaq gained 90.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
At one time they were considered unpopular--but today for some people they are a hot commodity.
They are Edsel Automobiles produced by Ford between 1958 and 1960.
More than 80 cars owners from across the country came to Roanoke to participate in the Annual Edsel Club Rally and Convention.
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The price for one of these automobiles ranges from 2-thousand to 50-thousand dollars for the most restored models.
There are currently 1-thousand members in the International Edsel Club.
The Antique and Classic boat show took place today at the Parkway Marina on Smith Mountain Lake.
There were 47 boats on display dating as far back as 1906.
The boats were judged in categories based on the type of boat.
Spectators who came to the show chose their favorite boat for the People's Choice Award.
For many of the competitors this a hobby and a way to remember the past.
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((JIM GILBERTSON/ANTIQUE & CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY: THESE PEOPLE HAVE PUT A LOT OF WORK OF ELBOW GREESE, A LOT OF EFFORT INTO THEM AND THE ONLY THING THEY GET OUT OF IT IS SHOWING THEM OFF. THERE'S NO PAY BACK, BUT IT'S JUST A MATTER OF LOVE))
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This was the 9th annual Antique and Classic Boat show.
A little community in Wythe County is drinking in the small town pride.
Coming up next on News 7, Kimberly McBroom takes us to a place with some of the tastiest history around.
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Rural Retreat may be a small community in Wythe County, but it has big bragging rights.
Kimberly McBroom takes us to the birthplace of one of America's most famous soft drinks.
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((If you're THIRSTY for a little good- natured controversy, just DRINK IN some of the history this country town.
Dr. Pepper, the soda, patented in Waco, Texas.
But it's origins are said to be right here in Rural Retreat, Virginia.
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((DOUG HUMPHREY/RURAL RETREAT MAYOR: DR. CHARLES PEPPER IS BURIED IN OUR CEMETERY HERE. FOR SURE, HE WAS HERE AND HE OPERATED A DRUG STORE AND THE GENTLEMAN WHO WORKED FOR HIM WHILE HE WAS HERE WENT ON TO WACO, TEXAS AND DEVELOPED THE FORMULA OR IMPROVED UPON IT OR WHATEVER AND CALLED IT DR. PEPPER FOR THE GENTLEMAN HERE IN RURAL RETREAT.))
Not just Dr. Pepper's roots...but the railroad also makes up a large part of Rural Retreat's heritage.
Once called the "Cabbage Capital of the South", Rural Retreat's economy used to rely on the railroad.
Norfolk Southern donated this caboose to the town seven years ago.
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((VICKIE LEEDY/RURAL RETREAT WOMEN'S CLUB: IN TURN, WE STARTED COLLECTING DIFFERENT MEMORABILIA FROM RURAL RETREAT OF THE RAILROAD WHERE IT WAS FIRST ESTABLISHED HERE, WHEN RURAL RETREAT WAS FIRST FOUNDED AND THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, WHEN ALL THE ACTIVITY WAS HAPPENING IN RURAL RETREAT.))
More photos depicting the town's railroad ties are displayed throughout Joey's Country Kitchen...a place where many out-of-towners stop for a bite.
Rural Retreat Lake is another attraction for fishermen... it's stocked with large- mouthed bass.
But if you want to take a dip...this new swimming pool was just added last summer.
Townpeople say SOME visitors become so charmed by Rural Retreat's rustic setting and soda-pop heritage, they decide to stay here.
But it's quality of life that's considered most important.
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((RAYMOND MATNEY/TOWN MANAGER: WE HAVE AN INFLUX OF POPULATION, CERTAINLY THE COUNTY'S GROWN, BUT IT'S GROWING AT A PACE WE THINK IS HEALTHY AND NOT TOO AMBITIOUS.))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE POPULATION IN THIS SLEEPY TOWN GETS A BOOST AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR, WHEN IT HOSTS THE ANNUAL COUNTY FAIR. IT FEATURES EVERYTHING FROM LIVE MUSIC AND CLOGGING TO CATTLE SHOWS AND YOUTH RODEO. THIS YEAR'S EVENT RUNS AUGUST 25TH THROUGH THE 28TH. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, RURAL RETREAT.))
And as you could see...there's also usually a nice BREEZE blowing through Rural Retreat.
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If you like to head down there for the county fair, or just for a visit, you can find directions at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.
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The Salem Avalanche dropped its sixth straight game last night losing to Potomac 7 to 2.
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The bigger winner of the night would be Bob Anderson who would take home a new Harley Davidson as his key started the bike.
Leading one to nothing, Potomac would add to that as William Ortega hits it past the diving Chone Figgins scoring Rob Macrory to make it 2 to nothing Cannons.
The AVS would get on the board in the bottom of the inning when Miguel Correra hits into the fielders choice scoring the run 2 to 1 Cannons.
Salem made it 3 to 1 when the pitcher walks a batter with the bases loaded and the Cannons win it 7 to 2.
Jim Thome hit a grand slam in the first as Cleveland won its fifth straight with a 7 to 1 win over Baltimore.
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Kenny Lofton takes his position in the outfield.
Cleveland gets it started in the first. Jim Thome gets all of this pitch for a grand slam homer to left centerfield and the Indians jumped out to the 4 to nothing lead.
Roberto Alomar added two R-B-I's. Here he hits the single off the wall in right centerfield scoring two runs and Cleveland wins it 7 to 1.
Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa put on a show in St. Louis yesterday as the Cubs beat the Cardinals 9 to 7.
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McGwire warming up before the start of the game.
The Cubs would score 4 in the first inning. GlenAllen Hill hits a shot down the left field line for a double scoring three of those runs to make it 3 to nothing Cubs.
The Cardinals trailed 4 to nothing until the fourth that's when McGwire gets all of this pitch sending it over the left centerfield wall for his 47-th homer of the season but the Cards trailed 4 to 3.
Sosa would take his turn later in the game this three run homer to left field his 44-th of the season and Chicago goes on to win it 9 to 7.
Tiger Woods shares the lead at the pga more later when we return.
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In Cincinnati, The Reds Hosted the Phillies.
Paul Harnisch held the Phillies to four hits over seven innings and he hit this two
run double to the wall in centerfield to lead the Reds over the Phillies 4 to 1. The win puts the Reds above 500 for the first time this season.
The Legendary Pee Wee Reese is dead at the age of 81.
Reese, The Brooklyn Dodger captain and Hall of Fame short stop, was a career 269 hitter in a career spanning from 1940 through the Dodgers first year in Los Angeles in 1958.
Now, Here are tonight's scores.
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And coming up, Virginia Tech and Virginia are in the Associated Press top 25 the Packers and Jets hooked up in exhibition football.
And Tiger Woods shares the third round lead at the P-G-A with Mark Weir.
Tiger Woods and Mike Weir are tied for the lead after three rounds of the P-G-A championship.
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The two came from back in the pack to share the third round lead.
Woods started the day two shots off the lead. But he would fire a 4 under par 68 to finish the round at 11 under par.
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Weir, who started the day one shot off the lead, followed a pair of 68's with a 69 that included an eagle on 14. Woods and Weir are two shots in front of Stewart Cink and Sergio Garcia.
But the shot of the day belonged to Mark Brooks. On the Par three 205 17-th hole Brooks hits the green the ball rolls in for a hole in one. Brooks shot 70 for a total of 213.
The Packers and Jets hooked up in an N-F-L exhibition game tonight on Your Hometown Station.
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Antonio Freeman, who just signed a new contract, sat out the game.
Green Bays Brett Favre capped an 80 yard opening drive when he hits Derrick Mayes on the 13 yard touchdown pass play to make it 7 to 3 Packers.
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New York's Vinny Testaverde would move the Jets offense. On this play he throws into the end zone and hits Eric Green on the 19 yard touchdown pass play but Green Bay comes back to win it 27 to 16.
The Associated press has released its college top 25 football poll. And Virginia Tech and Virginia are in the mix. Florida State is the number one pick. The Seminoles finished last season 11 and 2.
Defending national champion Tennessee is second, Penn Statte third, Arizona fourth and Florida fifth.
Nebraska checks in sixth followed by Texas A & M, Michigan, Ohio State, and Wisconsin.
Georgia Tech is 11-th, Miami 12-th, Virginia Tech 13-th, Georgia 14-th and Colorado 15-th.
U-C-L-A, Texas, Notre Dame, Southern Cal and Alabama And Kansas State round at the top 20.
Completing the top 25 are Arkansas, Purdue, Virginia and Arizona State.
That's it for sports have a great day everybody.
The Fighting Blues of Parry McCluer finished second to Covington in the Pioneer district last year.
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Parry McCluer has 34 players out for varsity football, an average turn out for the Group A school.
But among those 34 only 8 saw playing time last year, 4 on offense and 4 on defense.
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Of the 14 seniors that graduated last year, 7 played on the defensive side of the ball.
But as the Blues go through 2 a day practices the major focus has been on the offensive backfield.
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