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Coming up on News 7... a fisherman on Smith Mountain Lake discovers the body of a man who officials believe drowned more than two months ago.
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And a Roanoke man is charged with abduction and rape in Franklin County.

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((THE BODY THAT WAS RECOVERED HAD BEEN DONE FOR SOME TIME))
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Authorities recover the body of a man today in Smith Mountain Lake.
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Good evening, I'm Eric Earnhart.


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The body was spotted around 7 this morning drifting in the lake. Authorities believe the body had been there for more than 2 months.
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Joy Sutton is live in the newsroom with details.
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Eric, authorities say the body was found fully clothed. The man was wearing a shirt, shorts and shoes..and had a wallet in his pocket.
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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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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.))
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If this turns out to be the body of John Schmidt,
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Eric, Authorities say this would be the longest time it has taken to recover a body from Smith Mountain Lake.


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Franklin County authorities arrested a man in connection to last month's abduction and rape of a 26 year old Roanoke woman.
31 year old Devin 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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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It's a trip down memory lane -- the Antique and Classic Boat show.
The event took place today at the Parkway Marina on Smith Mountain Lake.
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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 got to choose 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.
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Roanoke robots are headed to the U-S Army-- that story coming up in this week's Business Review
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Plus it was a car known for it's mechanical problems back in the day...but now collectors are showing them off in Roanoke.

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Tultex hopes a management shakeup will breathe life into a dying company.
And the army recruits a squadron of Roanoke robots.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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[NOTHING ON CHROMAKEY THIS WEEK] [tultex] (( 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. [99-24 at 1:36:13]
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. [99-21 at 1:25:18]
Dublin.
An international gateway for travelers flying in from overseas?
Oui, monsieur!
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. [99-31 at 24:37]
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. [cybermotion]
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. [DOW JONES PRE PRO]
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.))


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They were made fun of in the late 1950's but today owners are showing them off.
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They are Edsel Automobiles produced by Ford between 1958 and 1960.
More than 80 cars owners came from across the country came to Roanoke to participate in the Annual Edsel Club Rally and Convention.
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((JIM PERRAULT/INTERNATIONAL EDSEL CLUB:THERE ARE A LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT SPECIFICALLY LIKE EDSELS. IT WAS CONSIDERED A FLOP AT THE TIME. THEY PRODUCED THEM FOR ONLY THREE YEARS AND YOU JUST GOT A FOLLOWING THAT LIKE THE CARS))
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The price for one of these automobiles ranges from 2-thousand dollars to 50-thousand dollars for the most restored models.
There are currently 1-thousand members in the International Edsel Club.
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If you are "thirsting" for a "taste" of the peace and quiet,
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We may have just the place to quinch your appetite.
Next on News 7, Kimberly McBroom takes time off to drink in the sweeter side of life right here in Southwest Virginia
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Rural Retreat is a small community in Wythe county-- home to about 12-hundred people.
But Kimberly McBroom reports this small town enjoys big bragging rights...as the birthplace for 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.)) [RUNS:27]
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.)) [RUNS:17]
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.)) [RUNS:08]
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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.))
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And coming up, Virginia Tech is ranked in the A-P top 15 the Fighting Blues of Parry McCluer get ready for their season opener.
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And McGwire and Sosa both homer in St. Louis this afternoon.
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The Cleveland Indians won their fifth straight today beating Baltimore 7 to 1.
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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.
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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.
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Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa eached homered today in St. Louis and Chicago wins the game 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.
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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.
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The Virginia Tech football team failed to make the top 15 in Sports Illustrated.
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The magazine's college football issue is on newsstands this week, and if you peek inside you'll find the Hokies ranked a modest 17th.
At least one team leader thinks that relatively low mark, isn't all bad.
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If being 17th isn't enough to irritate Tech fans, wait until they see who is one spot ahead of them - the Alabama team it whipped 38-to-7 in last year's Music City Bowl.
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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. [PINNACLE BOARD]
Defending national champion Tennessee is second, Penn Statte third, Arizona fourth and Florida fifth. [PINNACLE BOARD]
Nebraska checks in sixth followed by Texas A & M, Michigan, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. [PINNACLE BOARD]
Georgia Tech is 11-th, Miami 12-th, Virginia Tech 13-th, Georgia 14-th and Colorado 15-th. [PINNACLE BOARD]
U-C-L-A, Texas, Notre Dame, Southern Cal and Alabama And Kansas State round at the top 20. [PINNACLE BOARD]
Completing the top 25 are Arkansas, Purdue, Virginia and Arizona State.




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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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The Washington Redskins had a big night opening the pre-season with a 20 to 14 win over the New England Patriots.


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The Rookie Champ Bailey made his mark early in the game as he picks off Drew Bledsoe and returns the rock 46 yards for the touchdown. The Skins break on top in the first 7-to-nothing.
In the second, Brad Johnson caps a clock-eating drive with a four yard TD toss
[super=30-Washington/20/New England/14;] to Larry Centers. Washington would eventually go on top 20-to-nothing at half

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They cruise to a 20-to-14 win over the Patriots.
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