Up next on News 7 at Six, an innocent bystander dies in a Martinsville shooting.
And we'll visit a place in Roanoke County where development and the beauty of nature exist in harmony.
In Sports, The Winston Cup Drivers are still racing in California the the Braves lose at home.
and a Roanoke Couple is building a sports complex for the young athletes in the valley.
The first wave of showers and storms are clearing to the east.
But, it's not over. There's another wave to come this evening.
Forecast details coming up.[Martinsville]
A Martinsville woman was shot to death as she witnessed an argument early Saturday morning.
Police say 23 year old Denisha Wilson was arguing with her boyfriend outside his home on Royal Drive.
They say Wilson pulled a gun out of her car and started shooting randomly.
29-year-old Dionysia Oaks was hit in the chest. She died a short time later.
Wilson is charged with second degree murder, she's being held in the Martinsville jail without bond.[Roanoke-Ax]
Police say two children suffered minor injuries today after their mother fell asleep while driving and crashed.
The accident happened along Brandon Avenue around 3:30 this afternoon.
Auhorities say the mother went to sleep then plowed her car into a pole.
All three had minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital.
A horse injured in a traffic accident on I-81 Friday did NOT survive.
As traffic slowed down for an earlier accident, a Jeep pulling a horse trailer jacknifed.
A team of doctors from Virginia Tech's Veterinary School was called to stabilize the animal before transporting it back to the school for further examination.
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((JEFF DOUGLAS/VA. TECH VETERINARY SCHOOL DIRECTOR; ONE OF THE THINGS THEY DID WAS RADIOLOGY, WHICH DEMONSTRATED THAT THE HORSE HAD SUSTAINED RATHER SEVERE FRACTURES OF THE C-3 AND C-4 VERTEBRAE, WHICH ARE LOCATED MIDWAY UP THE NECK OF THE HORSE.))
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Douglas said such injuries are usually grave and there wasn't much they could have done for the horse.
After consulting with the animal's owners, the horse was put to sleep.
A new residential development in Roanoke County is closer to completion.
Today local officials got together for a ribbon-cutting ceremony
for the community developers say
goes hand-in-hand with the Blue Ridge Parkway.
David Johnson explains.
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Wolf Creek is a five community-development.
Approximately 100-homes will be built there.
The property covers an estimated 40 acres and it sits just east of the Blue Ridge Parkway underpass off Route 24 near Vinton.
So what makes this development so unique?
Developers say it's the first planned residential community of its kind to work with parkway officials to protect the beauty of the area.
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((STEVE MUSSELWHITE/DEVELOPER; DEVELOPERS HAVE REALLY HAD A DIFFICULT TIME BUILDING ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY AND THEY'VE NOT BEEN AS SENSITIVE AS THEY PROBABLY NEED TO BE TO PROTECT THE VIEW SHEDS. SO WE DECIDED WE'D GO TO THEM FIRST AND TRY TO WORK WITH THEM BEFORE THE DEVELOPMENT STARTED. AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE'VE DONE.))
[OUT Q=WHAT WE'VE DONE.]
About 25-percent of the development property will be green space-- with walking trails, picnic areas and a three acre wildflower meadow.
The homes and neighborhood will be almost undetectable from the road for motorists enjoying the parkway.
Groups like "Friends of the Parkway" think this is a role model for development in and around the parkway.
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((LYNN DAVIS/FRIENDS OF THE PARKWAY; IDEALLY IT WOULD BE NICE IF THERE WAS NO DEVELOPMENT ON THE PARKWAY, BUT WE REALIZE WHAT THE REAL WORLD IS. WHEN DEVELOPMENT CAN BE AESTHETICALLY SENSITIVE AND FIT IN WITH THE VALUES OF THE PARKWAY, THAT'S A NICE COMPROMISE.))
((BOB GOODLATTE/SIXTH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN; I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH HOW IT WORKED OUT. I'M GLAD TO SEE THIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAKE PLACE. IT MEANS NICE NEW HOMES FOR FOLKS AND IT ALSO MEANS A LOT OF NEW JOBS FOR PEOPLE WHO GET TO BUILD THEM.))
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((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE SECOND PHASE IS SET TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THE SUMMER. BUT IT IS ESTIMATED IT WILL TAKE ABOUT FIVE YEARS TO CONSTRUCT THE 100 HOMES PLANNED FOR WOLF CREEK. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, ROANOKE COUNTY.))
Real estate taxes are likely to go up in Lexington.
The only question is by how much.
The city's manager recently suggested a five cent increase in real estate taxes.
However, he recommended a THREE cent hike to members of the city council.
He said the differing amounts gives councilmembers more flexibility while developing the city's budget.
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((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON'S CITY MGR.: THEY HAVE APPROVED ADVERTISING A FIVE CENT INCREASE. THAT DOESN'T IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM MEAN THAT'S WHAT THEY PLAN ON DOING. BUT, IT GIVES THEM THE FLEXIBILITY TO ADD THINGS TO THE BUDGET IF THEY FEEL IT'S ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.))
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New and costly budget items may include the construction of two regional industrial parks--one just outside of Lexington and the other near Natural Bridge.
A public hearing on the five cent tax hike is scheduled for Thursday. [Tease#1]
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Straight ahead on News 7--we'll catch up with one of the youngest actors from the movie Titanic.
And, they were burning rubber in downtown Roanoke today in the name of charity.
We'll explain when the news continues-- but, first Andrew has this update on the weather.
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A cigarette-making giant asks its shareholders to put Congress under fire.
And there's good news for Cubs fans and business travelers.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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This week on the Review:
The battle cry from Philip Morris C-E-O Geoffrey Bible was, "Go home, spring into action and make the jokers in Washington come alive and do something."
He asked his company's shareholders to fight a bill that would cost the tobacco industry 516-billion dollars.
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((TOM HOYER/SHAREHOLDER: I DO PLAN ON CONTACTING THE SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES.))
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Shareholders heard their C-E-O say, what started as a reasonable tobacco settlement has turned into an all-out assault on cigarette makers.
Non-stop flights to the Windy City are just a couple of months away.
By mid-summer, Trans States airlines plans to launch three daily jet flights between Roanoke and Chicago.
The Goodyear plant in Danville said it values its diverse workforce.
This after the Southern Christian Leadership Conference accused the company of giving preferential treatment to whites.
The name that used to be a part of the Roanoke skyline is back on four area banks.
First National Exchange Bank opened branches in Roanoke, Bedford and New Castle.
Just like the old days, there are no fees for checking and no automated tellers for taking out your money.
[Dow Jones pre pro]
On Wall Street, the Dow fought back fears of an interest-rate hike and finished the week at 91-47.
The Nasdaq closed at 18-73.
That's this week's review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.
Race fans and enthusiasts lined the streets of downtown Roanoke today for the second annual Trust "500".
The event features race-karts.
It's the only fundraiser held for Trust-- a crisis prevention center.
Last year, the event raised about 48-thousand dollars.
[IN Q=THAT MONEY GOES]
((JANICE DINKINS/TRUST EXCUTIVE DIRECTOR; THAT MONEY GOES DIRECTLY TO OUR OPERATIONAL EXPENSES TO RUN OUR PROGRAMS. OUR CRISIS HOTLINE, OUR SHELTER AND OUR TEEN LINE PROGRAM.))
[SUPER=01-Janice Dinkins/Trust Executive Director;]
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The race and karts are similar to Nascar and Winston Cup racing- except on a smaller scale.
The karts cost 25-hundred dollars a piece and are sponsored by businesses from around the country.
Construction on a major road in Roanoke is done.
And, traffic delays are expected in Craig County as crews begin work on two bridges.
Stacey Martin has more, in this week's edition of Road Report.
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Good news in Roanoke County--crews have finished their work to widen Route 6-13/Merriman Road.
Traffic is moving smoothly there.
Elsewhere around the region...
In Craig County traffic delays are expected this week along Route 42 as crews begin work to repair a bridge over Meadow Creek, and one over Sinking Creek.
And, in Montgomery County delays are expected near the Route 4-60/I-81 Interchange.
Traffic will be squeezed down to one lane Monday through Friday from 9 a-m to 3 p-m.
That's it for this week's edition of Road Report. I'm Stacey Martin.
He's known as "The Bird Man"--a nickname he got for his artwork that depicts nature.
Teresa Hamilton introduces us to artist Jerry Arney in this week's edition of Virginia Profile.
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Jerry Arney's been carving pieces of wood into miniature and full scale wildlife for nearly a year and a half now.
It's a talent Arney never knew he had until his brother- in- law, who also carves wood, convinced him to give it a try.
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((JERRY ARNEY/ARTIST:HE SAID YOU CAN PAINT WHY DON'T YOU JUST GO AHEAD AND TRY AND I SAID "OK" AND STARTED IT AND IT JUST SORT OF BLOSSOMED OUT SO I STARTED SELLING PIECES AND HAVEN'T HAD ANY PROBLEMS AND NOW I REALLY CAN'T KEEP UP WITH IT. ))
[OUT Q=with it.]
Since last year, Arney's sold about a hundred pieces-- mainly birds and fish but also some raccoons and squirrels.
He mainly uses yellow poplar, tupelo and maple.
He'd been working on this particular piece, a full sized red headed woodpecker, for about five hours.
[IN Q=Then you]
((THEN YOU START PUTTING THE WING FEATHERS ON AND THEN THE CHEST, THEN SOMETIMES THE TAIL FEATHERS , NEXT AND THAT, THEN YOU PUT THE LEGS ON. ))
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At night-- Arney milks cows on the family dairy farm although he'd prefer to spend more time practicing his new talent.
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((IF THE LORD IS WILLING, I DO HOPE TO STICK WITH IT, IT'S GROWING, IT'S GETTING A LOT MORE FUN EVERYDAY, EVERY PIECE THAT I FINISH. ))
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And he certainly has plenty of orders to keep him busy, in fact, almost more than he can handle.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Wythe County.))[Tease#2]
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Straight ahead-- Roy Stanley will have basketball highlights as the Knicks advance to the N-B-A playoffs.
And, Andrew Freiden will have your extended weather forecast.
That's coming up when the news continues
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He survived the Titanic and was Touched by an Angel, and he's only eight.
Bill Wood introduces us to a small actor who's making a big name for himself.
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And coming up, The Orioles win at Camden Yard this afternoon the Braves lose at home.
And the New York Knicks have advanced to the Eastern Conference semi finals
The drivers are still on the track in the California 500. The race was red flagged for about 30 minutes after Bill Elliott hit the wall at the top of the track. Dale Earnhardt and Kyle Petty were also involved in the crash.
Elliott was taken to the hospital for observation but he appeared to be alright when he left the track.
Mark Martin was the leader of the race with just over 100 laps to go. [S-NBA]
The New York Knicks have advanced to the Eastern Conference Semi finals.
Allan Houston scored 30 as the Knicks beat Miami 98 to 81 to win the Series 3 to 2.
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Pat Riley checking out the action in the second half.
New York was red hot Charles Oakland pulls up and hits the Jumper to make it 67 to 49.
Moments later, The Knicks go to Houston he hits the jumper from the corner and New York led by 20 points after three quarters.
Miami's Tim Hardaway got hot in the fourth this three pointer cut the Knicks lead to two points.
But New York's Charlie Ward steps behind the line
for a three pointer and the Knicks win it 98 to 81.
Meantime, Utah beats Houston 84 to 70 to win the series 3 to 2.[S-Orioles]
Baltimore used the long ball this afternoon to beat the Minnesota Twins.
Rafael Palmerio and Eric Davis both hit solo homers as the Orioles win the game 2 to nothing.
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Ray Miller looks relaxed in the dugout as the game got underway.
Then in the bottom of the second Palmeria gets all of this pitch sending it deep over the right field wall for a solo homer and a 1 to nothing Orioles lead in the inning.
That was the only score until the seventh that's
when Davis sends this shot over the right centerfield wall for a solo homer and the Orioles win it 2 to nothing.
Rich Aureillo hit his first and second homers of the season this afternoon as San Francisco beat Atlanta 12 to 8.
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Bobby Cox watches as the Braves fall behind early in the game.
Charlie Hayes hits this line drive to right field scoring a run and the Giants went on top 1 to nothing in the top of the first.
But the Braves rallied in their half of the first. Chipper Jones sends this pitch deep over the right field wall and the scores was tied at 2 to 2 after one complete inning.
Aureillo would hit his first homer of the season
and the first of two of the day deep over the left field wall to make it 3 to 2 and the Giants win it 12 to 8.
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Salem's Gay and Chris Pollock believe that if you build it for the Kids they will come. The couple has teamed up to create a multi purpose sports complex a few miles down two 220 south off yellow mountain road that's main focus is developing young athletes. Steve Mason has the story.
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((Construction workers are clearing land; building the Rising Star Sports and Adventure camp that will have indoor and outdoor accessories. A 150 foot by 100 foot field house equipped with two locker rooms; concessions areas and meeting rooms is in the works.
Pollock and his wife gay, who have been planning the construction of the facility for 5 years; own the land. Developing their 64 acres into housing could not compare to the couples desire to do something for kids.
48 acres will be utilized. two athletic fields and the surrounding wooded area will be used for soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and camping. It's an alternative to daycare that will have coaches and clinics. Boys and girls age 6 to 16 will be able to participate in the various sports camps.))
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Virginia Tech is hosting the Atlantic 10 track meet this weekend.
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The Hokies claimed both the Men's and Women's titles last year and they appear to be defending those titles.
Katie Ollendick became the outdoor high jump champion and her skills gave the Hokies a big lead after the first day.
The Men were also in good shape heading into today's competition with a 24 point lead over Massachusetts.
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